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If blindness wasn’t enough for Ariadne Granger to deal with upon attending Hogwarts, being the transgender Girl Who Lived didn’t help matters.

Kaleidoscopic Grangers is a Harry Potter fanfic by AdmiralPegasus, in which Harry is a trans girl named Ariadne Granger. It starts 5 years prior to the events of Philosopher's Stone and branches off from there.


This fic provides examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst: Ariadne unfortunately is often dysphoric about seeming "behind" her peers in terms of her physical development due to being transgender and having started taking the magical equivalent of hormones a year or two after most of her peers had begun puberty already. She is quietly jealous of some of her peers and Hermione, although her use of Time Turners in her third year lets her catch up a little and after a while, she largely gets over that particular insecurity, and the trope begins to neither fit story-wise or literally.
    • It's also technically confirmed in Chapter 167, Departures and Dreams, that Ariadne has grown to a B Cup, by implication of her needing new bras again. As such, the trope name doesn't really fit after this point.
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    • The trope definitely doesn't fit anymore by Chapter 242, As The World Falls Down, as the bras she bought after 167 are stated to have been "getting tight on her in recent months," implying she might be nearing a C Cup.
  • Adaptive Ability:
    • Although it is not explicitly confirmed, and is only speculation on Ariadne's part, she believes the reason she developed her magical sense was because she had been recently blinded and her magic compensated for the missing sense to help her be safer with the Dursleys.
    • In Chapter 285, The Pack Survives, it is implied that Ginny's ability to make use of wandless magic is an example of this - although the details are unknown, she was for some reason put in a position where she was forced to burn down much of the Forbidden Forest, and destroyed the Acromantula colony within in doing so. In Chapter 269, I Bid You Stand, Professor McGonagall states that Ginny is able to deflect Unforgivable Curses without even moving, implying she was tortured and learned to protect herself against those spells, possibly instinctively, and in Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Ginny demonstrates the ability to directly hit a fast-moving flying target without looking, although Ariadne doesn't get time to question how she did this.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
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    • Kaleidoscopic Grangers examines the Grangers' affinity for enchantment and spell-making in more detail, by necessity as Ariadne is as academically inclined as Hermione, see Adaptational Skill.
    • The author is to expanding the epilogue content significantly.
  • Adaptation Name Change:
    • The character referred to as Cho Chang in the canon is instead called Zhou Chang, for various out-of-universe reasons.
    • In Chapter 289, A New Life, the child named Edward Lupin in canon is named Jason Sirius Tonks, for two reasons. First, in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Nymphadora and Remus were Friends with Benefits, and so his last name is not Lupin. Secondly, in canon, Edward Lupin was named after his late grandfather, who didn't die in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, and so he isn't named after him.
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Ronald Weasley is changed from in canon being described as having the emotional range of a teaspoon to being a genuinely supportive young man who Hermione instead describes as having always been there for the Grangers, sweet, and kind. Justified by a slight change to the circumstances leading to the troll attack in their first year being a little more obviously Ron's fault, where he cries at the possibility his actions could have indirectly killed the girls - wherein Ron Took a Level in Kindness. Also an example of Adaptational Nice Guy.
      • This was also largely due to the author finding canon's Ron exhausting, according to Word of God - "The canon Ron derides everything that makes Hermione Hermione. KG!Ron couldn't love those things more."
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    • In Chapter 262, Theseus, it is revealed that Draco Malfoy, who was under the codename Theseus, had a Heel–Face Turn, and has joined the Order of the Phoenix, becoming The Atoner.
      • In Chapter 263, Heist Plan, Draco outlines his slow Heel Realization, accelerated by the return of Lord Voldemort, wherein he realized everything he had been brought up to believe was a lie.
      • In communications on a Discord server, the author stated her treatment of the character is based on a scene from the movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth, where Teal'c and Tomin discuss their past and their guilt. In Chapter 287, We're All Someone's Son, Draco almost quotes Tomin verbatim, saying of others saying he's earnt forgiveness, "I cannot imagine the day I believe it."
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Ariadne, unlike Harry who tends to use shields, stunners, and disarming spells more often, by the time of the Battle of Hogwarts is slinging lightning bolts, explosive spells, and Firestorms as part of her go-to arsenal. See Good Is Not Soft
    • Ginny is given a massive power-boost after her magical suppression is released. In the Battle of Hogwarts she is catastrophically lethal with magic even without a wand, able to take on more than half a dozen Death Eaters at once without her wand, and allegedly burned down a large chunk of the Forbidden Forest with wandless magic.
    • Ron gets his own small boost in terms of his physical strength after Chapter 107, Fetch, where he becomes a werewolf. Instead of Hermione luring Professor Umbridge to the forest, Ron takes matters into his own hands in Chapter 182, Toe Your Line and Play Their Game, starting by breaking Goyle's ribs and throwing him across the room. He later beats Fenrir Greyback nearly to death in Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore, and according to Word of God, if the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor had taken place in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, he would have torn the bars of the cellar off their hinges and ripped Bellatrix Lestrange apart with his bare hands.
  • Adaptational Context Change:
    • Instead of Ron doing it, in Chapter 19, Remorseful Rescues, Hermione uses "Wingardium Leviosa" to save Ariadne. This is because she was in a different position, and in the movie she was the one to come up with the idea - and so instead of telling Ron to do it, she does it herself.
    • In Chapter 129, The Yule Ball, Ron accuses Hermione of "fraternizing with the enemy" as a joke instead of seriously.
    • Instead of Ariadne yelling at Professor Umbridge in Chapter 157, it is Ron who does so and gets detention for it. This is because Ariadne is far too scared to do so, while Ron is easily angered and influenced by his pack instinct as a werewolf.
    • In Chapter 161, Splinter Cell, instead of Ariadne rejecting the Shrieking Shack as a location for Dumbledore's Army, it is Ron who says "No, it's too small." This is because, of the New Marauders, Ron is the only one who's actually been there, because he is a werewolf. Luna points out the oddity that Ron has been there, and Hermione changes the subject.
    • In Chapter 184, Here We Stand, where it is unconfirmed in the movie, Ginny kills three Death Eaters using a powerful Reductor Curse - in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, this is because she is exceptionally powerful, and vaporized them.
    • In Chapter 185, Here We Fall, instead of Ariadne attempting to chase down and use the Cruciatus Curse on Bellatrix in retribution for her murder of Sirius, it is Remus who attempts this, as he was in a committed romantic relationship with Sirius. Ron is able to prevent him from doing so, as he is stronger than Remus.
    • In Chapter 203, He's A Keeper, Ron is the one who catches a fly, not Mc Laggen, as he has superior reflexes thanks to being a werewolf.
    • In Chapter 209, The Witch-King of Angmar, Hermione says her date is a surprise, but even in the chapter, it is clearly not Cormac Mc Laggen - she violently rejects his inappropriate advances in the chapter. In Chapter 211, Polite Conversation, her date for Slughorn's party is shown to be Viktor Krum.
    • In Chapter 228, A Matter of Luck, Ariadne does not spontaneously decide to go to Hagrid's to meet Slughorn, she instead decides to come with Ron, as Ron is going for dinner before his full moon.
    • In Chapter 232, From the Dragon of Darkness, instead of Professor Dumbledore conjuring the Firestorm, Ariadne does it.
    • In Chapter 252, Dream On, Ron's conversation about his intense feelings for his family are instead motivated by his pack instinct as a werewolf, and instead of the conversation leading to his departure as in the movie, it leads to his Relationship Upgrade with Hermione.
    • In Chapter 267, Ariadne's Thread, Aberforth notes Ariadne's name a little more in his discussion of Ariana, likening them to eachother.
    • In Chapter 270, This Day We Fight, when Helena Ravenclaw says Ariadne reminds her a bit of Voldemort, Ariadne pointedly echoes her statement that the Diadem was not the only thing Voldemort defiled with Dark magic, "some of them living."
    • In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Neville gets the opportunity to kill Nagini because he went with Ron and Hermione to find her, and Nagini used Parseltongue to communicate with Voldemort... not knowing both Ron and Ariadne could speak and hear it, leading the four of them straight to her.
  • Adaptational Sexuality:
    • Technically, Ariadne, as she is a transgender lesbian as opposed to a cisgender straight boy.
    • Ginny and Sirius are shown to be bisexual here, while they were straight in the original books.
    • Remus is also shown to be attracted to men, as he and Sirius are confirmed to be romantically involved. Whether he is bisexual, gay, pansexual, etc, is not specified, however he states in Chapter 174, A Dog's Life, that he has no preference for gender.
    • Krum is shown to be asexual here, but in the books, he shows interest in Hermione. His interest in Hermione and Ariadne is instead platonic. He invites Ariadne first to accompany him to the Yule Ball, citing international magical cooperation, before asking Hermione when he finds out Ariadne has already asked someone.
  • Adaptational Skill:
    • Ariadne is significantly more advanced in magical ability, both theoretical and practical, than her canon counterpart, and often demonstrates this by using much more advanced magic reserved in the canon for characters like Professor Dumbledore - specifically in Chapter 232, From the Dragon of Darkness, where she casts the Firestorm instead of Dumbledore doing it.
      • She is also cited to be good at spell-making, and has well above average knowledge of complex enchantment work, having worked on such things as a Bigger on the Inside suitcase with Hermione. In Chapter 203, He's a Keeper, Ariadne is able to determine what the spell Sectumsempra would do based on the notes in the book, because of this skill.
      • Where Harry's affinity in the canon is for Defence Against the Dark Arts, Ariadne is much more skilled at Transfiguration, more so than Hermione who specializes a little more in Charms, and is even more learned in Dimensional Transfiguration, the practice of bending space, than Professor McGonagall. Justified in that Ariadne has no intention of becoming an Auror and has completely different priorities than Harry, and her - considerable - skills in combative magic are something she was forced to learn and wishes she never had to.
      • Ironically, she is also shown to be either less pacifistic, far more skilled at combative magic, or both, than Harry. Where Harry's Signature Move is the disarming spell Expelliarmus, Ariadne's is the explosive spell Bombarda. Also Justified in that Hermione, Ginny, and Ron insist upon helping her train hard for the Triwizard Tournament, which there is no evidence of Harry doing extensively in the movie.
      • This is shown extensively in Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron, where in the movie, Harry backs off and lets Professor McGonagall handle it. In Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Ariadne refuses and immediately kills Alecto Carrow in one shot.
    • In Chapter 267, Ariadne's Thread, Ginny reveals that she has learnt how to use wandless magic during her time at Hogwarts while Ariadne was hunting Horcruxes. This is later expanded in Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, when Ginny's wand is destroyed because it couldn't handle how powerful Ginny's magic is, and she goes about the rest of the battle without it, casting a sectumsempra, fireballs, a Patronus, and Reductor Curses using just her hands, and uses a Levitation Charm to take the Quidditch hoop off the giant and kill it with it.
      • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Ginny also seems to demonstrate some magical knowledge of her surroundings, as the sectumsempra she casts on two flying Death Eaters is cast without even looking.
    • Ron, beginning in third year, begins to learn from his mother how to cook, and by the time of the equivalent of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an excellent cook. As a result, he becomes the Team Chef.
  • Aerith and Bob: In Chapter 289, A New Life, Ariadne visits Nymphadora and her newborn son at Saint Mungo's, and agrees to be the godmother of Jason and his adopted sister... Delphini.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Ariadne is often referred to as 'Adne, Hermione as 'Mione, and Ariadne sometimes calls Ginny 'Gin.' Remus refers to Sirius as "Pads."
  • Afraid to Hold the Baby:
    • In Chapter 289, A New Life, Ariadne is initially nervous to hold the newborn Jason Tonks, her godson, as she worries she might hurt him.
    • In Chapter 294, A Funny Little Family, Hermione as well is nervous to hold Jason, for the same reason.
  • After-Action Healing Drama:
    • Happens 'off-screen' in Chapter 256, To Cut the Head Off the Snake, after Ariadne is bitten by Nagini and is quickly downed by her venom and subsequent blood loss, as Nagini's fangs inject an anticoagulant. In Chapter 257, Christmas in Exile, Ariadne wakes up with Ron watching over her after he and Hermione pulled an all nighter just keeping her alive.
    • Takes up the first half of Chapter 273, The Mistress of Death, wherein Ariadne observes the frantic panicked attempts to tend to the heavily wounded from the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Afterlife Antechamber: In Chapter 274, The Grey Havens, Ariadne finds herself in an imaginary version of Hermione's bedroom instead of a cleaner version of King's Cross as Harry did - instead of Dumbledore, she speaks with the late Sirius and Remus, and Hermione is there as a fuzzy idea. Ariadne is presented the option of leaving the room through the door to move on and die, or to stay with her sister. After Sirius and Remus leave, Ariadne offers a hand to Hermione and in doing so elects to stay with her sister and come back to life.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: Averted. Of the Weasley members of the New Marauders, Ginny, an entirely normal if magically powerful human, is the drummer, while Ron, the werewolf, learns to play the flute.
  • Almost Kiss: In Chapter 241, Receptive Audience, after being egged on to ask Hermione to dance (while Ariadne goes on to speak with Elphias Doge) by Fleur and Ginny, Ron ends up dancing with Hermione by the time Ariadne senses the wards of the Burrow going down. When she tells Arthur what is happening, it is stated that it looked as if Ron were about to kiss Hermione but were interrupted by Ariadne's alert that the wards were going down, but that Ariadne had other priorities.
  • And This Is for...: Invoked in Chapter 256, To Cut the Head Off the Snake, by Ron, while bludgeoning Nagini with a brick - one hit for Nagini's attack on his father, and another for her having eaten Professor Charity Burbage. He also does this in Parseltongue by accident, revealing him to be a Parselmouth.
  • Animal Motifs and/or Animal Metaphor
    • Ariadne's Patronus is an arctic fox, symbolizing her playful but intelligent nature.
    • Ginny's Patronus is a tiger, in contrast to it being a horse in canon, as she is more fierce.
    • Ron's Patronus is a wolf, because he is a werewolf. It also reflects his nature as a supportive and loyal friend.
    • Hermione's Patronus is a wolf as well, matching Ron's - this is revealed in Chapter 252, Dream On.
  • Anorgasmia: In Chapter 284, We Could Be Heroes (part 3) Ariadne finds she is sexually impotent and cannot come to orgasm - at least not without Transfiguring her penis into a vagina, which she did beforehand and did come to orgasm twice using.
  • Artistic License and/or Shown Their Work: As discussed in the notes, Kaleidoscopic Grangers often uses actual UK weather reports to determine the weather on any given chapter by the actual weather on that day in reality after Chapter 173, The Wolf Among Us, which is the first instance - the author wished to check that Professor Umbridge's statement that it was sunny outside was accurate. This continued, and is occasionally ignored like in Chapter 254, The Best Laid Plans, where it was in fact raining on that date and rough location in reality, but this was ignored to allow Ron, in his wolf form, to communicate a vague detail of what he knew about the symbol of the Deathly Hallows by writing it in the snow.
    • Unlike in canon, in Chapters 264-275 (the chapters surrounding the final day of the Second Wizarding War), it starts raining, and the Battle of Hogwarts takes place mostly in moderate rain and sleet.
    • Another example is lampshaded in discussions of Chapter 265, Defensive Lines, where the author checked what sort of rock London is built on and then discarded it because it would make Gringotts seem less plausible an underground structure.
  • Artistic License – Animal Care: Mentioned by Ariadne in Chapter 286, We Won't Find Ourselves Alone Again. Ariadne acknowledges that Hermes' cage is too small for him and unhealthy, and says she'll look into making a Bigger on the Inside aviary for him.
  • Attack Reflector: From Chapter 227, Like Water Through a Pipe, Ariadne works on developing a spell that would divert the course of any projectile or projectile-like spell, including the Killing Curse after realizing a way it could work.
    • In Chapter 257, Christmas in Exile, Ariadne tests this spell using the first working prototype.
    • In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne uses this spell to deflect Voldemort's Killing Curse back at him, killing him.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Averted. In the canon, Parseltongue is considered an inherently evil ability that Harry only has because he is a Horcrux for Voldemort. In Kaleidoscopic Grangers, it is not inherently evil although it carries an unearned social stigma, and in Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne retains the ability after she is no longer a Horcrux, something that is foreshadowed in Chapter 257, when it is her entire magical core buzzing in order to produce the language instead of just the Horcrux as it was originally, which implies she has absorbed the ability from the Horcrux into her own magic. It is also shown in Chapter 257, Christmas in Exile, that Ron has the ability, and in Chapter 263, Heist Plan, that Bill also has the ability. Draco says he would have liked to see his father's reaction to the Weasleys being Parselmouths.
    • Justified, in that in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Parseltongue cannot be imitated without the ability, and though the scene doesn't happen in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Ron is shown to use it in the movie to open the Chamber of Secrets. By Kaleidoscopic Grangers' rules, that would make Ron a Parselmouth.
      • This was a Retcon because the author hadn't thought of it originally, and as such Ron does not show any indication of understanding Parselmouth in his second year at Hogwarts. Ron claims in Chapter 257 that he just wasn't paying attention.
  • Badass Adorable: Ariadne is often underestimated because she is more emotionally open than Harry and is prone to panic attacks, but she has killed a dragon singlehandedly.
  • Badass Boast: In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne follows up her deflection of a Killing Curse - a feat thought to be impossible beforehand - with one such Badass Boast, where Voldemort incredulously asks how she did it. Ariadne tells him that Hogwarts is a school, and after listing some of her various titles (as an example of I Have Many Names) - those being "The Girl Who Lived," "The White Eyed Wonder," "Triwizard Champion," and "The Chosen One," but she omits "Mistress of Death" perhaps to not give away that she has Complete Immortality - tells him that above all of those things, she is Ariadne Granger and she's a good student. She then goads him into firing it again by demanding to know if he is "Lord Voldemort, Dark Lord of all... or just a sad old man who can't even get through an eighteen-year-old's homework project" .
  • Bag of Holding: Through Chapters 162 to 165, Hermione gets Ariadne to help her enchant a pair of bags to be bigger on the inside, citing Ariadne's superior skills at Transfiguration. In 165, they complete the bags, giving each a Bag of Holding.
  • Band Episode: In Chapter 293, Having a Jam, the New Marauders book a recording room at the Wizarding Wireless Network, having decided to have fun and start a band.
  • Battle-Halting Duel and Battle-Interrupting Shout: In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, once Nagini has been killed and thus all of Voldemort's Horcruxes destroyed, Ariadne Apparates into the Great Hall, amplifies her voice so loudly it kicks up dust, and demands Voldemort face her one-on-one. The duel is fought on the condition that should one be killed by the other, their forces will surrender, and the battle is halted for this duel.
  • Battle Couple:
    • Ariadne and Ginny are definitely the heavy hitters in the New Marauders, with the two highest kill counts. Both can easily hold their own, but they work well as a team. The first time they enter battle together is in Chapter 184, Here We Stand, and they even engage in Flirting Under Fire during this chapter.
    • To a lesser degree, after Chapter 252, Dream On, Ron and Hermione - during the Battle of Hogwarts in Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, they work well together, coordinating to attack a group of Death Eaters with their matching wolf Patronuses before working together to save Lavender and Parvati.
  • Beam-O-War:
    • Averted.
      • In Chapter 145, The Resurrection, there is no Priori Incantatem in the graveyard, as Ariadne instead rushes the Alchemist to use him as a Human Shield while she retrieves the Portkey from his pocket.
      • In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne does not defeat Voldemort using one of these as Harry does in the movie Kaleidoscopic Grangers is based on.
    • In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne does however invoke this twice, first against a Killing Curse with a lightning bolt while hunting Nagini, and secondly during her duel with Voldemort using a firebolt.
  • Beardness Protection Program: Joked about in Chapter 264, Hidden in Plain Sight, by Draco, regarding Ron having grown a beard during their time on the run, saying it might be enough to get Ron into Gringotts (as Ron cannot be easily magically disguised like the others due to being a werewolf), and that even he almost didn't recognize him the week before. Ron shaves before they get back in Chapter 266, The Last Debate.
  • Beautiful Singing Voice: After Chapter 202, Then We Were Ziggy's Band, Ron is shown to have a surprisingly good singing voice. Justified because as a werewolf he can hear better, and that includes hearing himself better to know if he's hitting the notes. Ron is later the lead singer for their for-fun band in Chapter 293, Having a Jam.
  • Begin with a Finisher: In Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron, when about to fight Snape alongside Professor McGonagall, Ariadne notices Alecto Carrow about to curse her - she preempts Carrow by immediately killing her with a lightning bolt as a One-Hit Kill, which starts the fight.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ron is generally very sweet and kind, and often bakes in his spare time, but threatening his friends and family will send him berserk - literally. In Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore, Ron sees fellow werewolf Fenrir Greyback attacking his brother and goes berserk. In Chapter 182, Toe Your Line and Play Their Game, Ron goes from having been trying to be unassuming and unnoticed during the year by Professor Umbridge to viciously attacking the members of the Inquisitorial Squad at the suggestion Umbridge use the Cruciatus Curse on Ariadne - to the point he immediately breaks Goyle's ribs and throws him at Crabbe, before taking a point-blank stunner like it was nothing and punching out the final remaining member. He would have continued to beat up Crabbe and Goyle had Luna not stunned them.
  • Big Damn Kiss: In Chapter 267, Ariadne's Thread, when Ariadne and Ginny reunite.
  • Big Eater: It was already a joke in canon that Ron eats a lot, however this is justified after Chapter 106, Fetch because Ron is a werewolf and has an altered metabolism that requires this of him.
  • Big "NO!": Invoked twice by Voldemort in Chapter 275, The Dark Lord.
  • Bigger on the Inside: In Chapter 172, "Inspired," Hermione comes up with the plan of creating a case not unlike that of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. In Chapter 179, Ladders and Lanterns, they complete its enchantment and begin work on its interior, giving them a Bigger on the Inside mobile workspace case.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Chapter 276, I See The Shire, and onward explore the grief of losing those who were lost in the war.
  • Blind Musician: Ariadne, blind, plays the guitar, both electric and acoustic. She plays guitar for the New Marauders' for-fun band in Chapter 293, Having a Jam.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: Ariadne seems to have a habit of getting covered in the blood and various brain matter of monsters she was forced to kill by blowing up their heads, having been drenched in basilisk blood and later dragon blood. Ginny thinks Ariadne "looks cool covered in something else's blood."
  • Bouquet Toss: Not gendered, but present in Chapter 241, Receptive Audience, wherein Ron catches Fleur's bouquet, and Bill teases that he will return the favour of being Ron's best man, as Ron was Bill's.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: In the early morning of Chapter 154, Safe House, Ron and Remus have a discussion about their lycanthropy, and have somewhat conflicting viewpoints. Remus is disturbed that Ron is so willing to let it change him and that he's not taking it seriously, while Ron thinks Remus is hiding from himself and causing himself harm deliberately. However, both werewolves have a different experience of lycanthropy; Remus was bitten long before Wolfsbane Potion was invented and cannot regularly afford it, while Ron has never been feral before, having had constant access to the potion thanks to Hogwarts providing it - their perspectives are true for themselves, but not to the other.
  • Brand X:
    • In Chapter 133, Assignment Brief, Ariadne, Ron and Ginny head to Hogsmeade to buy Ariadne swimwear for the second task, going to a department store called "Spell Mart," a parody of K Mart. The existence of this also reflects a slightly more Urban Fantasy setting than the canon, as the events of Kaleidoscopic Grangers take place ten years later than Harry Potter, and Hogsmeade is a bit bigger and more modern.
    • In Chapter 137, Barty Crouch, Fred says Ariadne must be good at making spells because of "all those Spellios for breakfast," a parody of cheerios, as a similar cereal is shown being eaten at Hogwarts in the movies. The author was unaware that an in-universe name ("Cheeri-Owls," as seen in the background of the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) existed at the time.
  • Call-Back:
    • In Chapter 55, Warnings, Ariadne remembers her own refusal to discuss the injury that blinded her in Chapter 1, Harmony at the Park, recognizing similar behaviour in the clearly abused elf Dobby.
    • In Chapter 75, Preparations, Ariadne references the discussion in Chapter 39, Second Years, where she told her dormmates that she had a "condition" that meant she could never have children, as part of coming out as transgender to them.
    • Also an example of a Stylistic Callback, in Chapter 81, Fear Itself, during Ariadne's flashbacks, the text refers to her magic sense as her colours and she remembers Hermione's name as Harmony - when she met Hermione in Chapter 1, Harmony at the Park, she misheard Hermione's name as Harmony, and she had no other way of describing her sense before Chapter 7, Another Knock, Another Door, and these re-emerge as part of the flashback episode.
    • In Chapter 88, Page 394, Ron taunts Hermione for believing expulsion a fate worse than death in Chapter 15, Three on Third.
    • In Chapter 92, Jingle Bells, Ariadne uses the false Snitches the twins made for her in Chapter 76, Important Discussions against them.
    • In Chapter 95, Expecto Patronum, Ariadne uses the memory of choosing her name with Hermione's help to cast a Patronus.
    • Similarly, In Chapter 102, Ariadne uses the memory where she and Hermione are dancing to Rebel Rebel from Chapter 5, Princesses Among Legend to cast a corporeal Patronus.
    • In Chapter 117, Names on a List, Ariadne remembers what Grace said about Professor Lupin in Chapter 104, Outed, "How can you even feel safe at Hogwarts though, knowing there's a monster living in the castle?!" Ariadne internally answers the question but regarding Ron's lycanthropy; "Because he's my best friend and I know he would never hurt me."
    • In Chapter 126, Girl Stuff, Ariadne brings up how the Veela in Chapter 113, Let the Match Begin, affected Ginny - indicating Ginny is attracted to girls - before asking her to the Yule Ball.
    • In Chapter 132, Eureka, Ariadne remembers her time in a temporary foster home with Rosemary before being adopted by the Grangers, where she'd had her first actually pleasant bath.
    • In Chapter 146, He's Back, Ginny mentions having tried to use one of the dog whistles Ron gave them all for Christmas in Chapter 131, Thread, Antlers and Money, to get him there after Ariadne was kidnapped.
    • In Chapter 147, The Days to Come, Sirius repeats the line "nobody stops being a Death Eater" that he said in the fireplace conversation of Chapter 121, Strategies.
    • Chapter 155, Out of the Frying Pan opens with Ariadne idly fiddling with the phoenix keychain Ginny gave her in Chapter 76, Important Discussions.
    • In Chapter 155, Out of the Frying Pan, Ron tells Draco that neither he nor Hermione had to buy their way into being Prefects, mirroring Hermione's scathing review of Draco's entrance to the Slytherin Quidditch team in Chapter 43, Eat Slugs.
    • In Chapter 161, Splinter Cell, Firenze refers to Ariadne and Hermione as the Princesses Among Legend in centaur prophecy - this is the title of Chapter 5, where Ariadne chose her name.
    • Also in Chapter 161, the discussion roves through Ariadne's previous accomplishments, including casting a corporeal fox Patronus in Chapter 102, The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog, blowing up the head of the Basilisk in Chapter 68, Heir of Gryffindor, catching Peter Pettigrew in Chapter 97, Rat Hunt, catching Barty Crouch Junior in Chapter 138, ...Junior, and winning the Triwizard Tournament in Chapter 143, The Labyrinth.
    • In Chapter 168, That Wasn't Me, the only similar occasion Ariadne has sensed regarding the dark magic in her core is when she had used Parseltongue in the Chamber of Secrets.
    • Also in Chapter 168, Ariadne goes through some severe flashbacks - these are, in order of appearance:
      • Being attacked by Voldemort in the graveyard in Chapter 145, The Resurrection.
      • Ron crying in her arms after discovering he is a werewolf in Chapter 107, Accidents and Consequences.
      • Ariadne unloading her depression on Sirius in Chapter 149, Lived It Ten Times or More.
      • Walking down a ramp at King's Cross with her glasses for the first time in Chapter 94, Historical Inaccuracies.
      • Ariadne struggling to cast the water-moulding spell in Chapter 134, Impending Grade.
      • Her initial intent to leave Cedric Diggory to die at the hands of the Blast-Ended Skrewt in Chapter 144, The Labyrinth.
      • Her identity as the Girl Who Lived being revealed in Chapter 49, Lightning Strikes.
      • Getting her wand in Chapter 8, Curious...
      • Professor Snape assigning the essay on werewolves in Chapter 88, Page 394.
      • Hearing the Basilisk in Chapter 44, Blood.
      • When she sneezed and revealed her presence to Child Protective Services in Chapter 2, A Knock at the Door.
      • The unwelcome attention of Chapter 125, Unwelcome Attention.
      • Taking her first dose of the Androgen Arrestor in Chapter 53, Baby Steps.
    • In Chapter 169, Under Better Circumstances, Ariadne has a few more flashbacks:
      • Helping Ron and Hermione study when they were Petrified.
      • Talking to Ron about him coming to Ariadne's birthday in Chapter 33, Homeward Bound.
      • Ariadne successfully ordering the Basilisk to halt at the end of Chapter 67, Riddles Resolved.
      • Tom Riddle identifying himself as a memory, also from Chapter 67.
      • Ginny being horrified by the sight of Ron "covered in blood" after his first full moon in Chapter 110, Full Moon Rising.
      • Being abducted by the Alchemist at the end of Chapter 144, We Are The Champions.
    • Also in Chapter 169, after Ron reveals that he is a werewolf to Bill, Bill recalls how Ron had falsely told him that he'd acquired his facial scar by tripping over a chair leg, in Chapter 153, The Order of the Phoenix.
    • In Chapter 199, New Years Resolutions, Ariadne says her Quidditch applications box doesn't need to keep Voldemort from getting the Philosopher's Stone.
    • In Chapter 231, The Queen of Light, Professor Dumbledore mentions the incident of Chapter 16, Dangerous Assumptions, and marvels at Ariadne for having been "...fiercely brave, how certain of yourself, you already were, to stand up to me as you did."
    • In Chapter 267, Ariadne's Thread, Ginny is wearing the signet ring Ariadne left at Hogwarts in Chapter 236, Goodbyes, and returns it to Ariadne.
    • In Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore, Ariadne shoots a blast of lightning back at the Death Eaters following her. In Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron, Ariadne does this again to instantly kill Alecto Carrow, opening the fight with, after that, Snape and Amycus.
    • In Chapter 274, The Grey Havens, Ariadne's memory of dancing to Rebel Rebel by David Bowie and choosing the name Ariadne in Hermione's room is playing on the radio, but it is indistinct until late in the chapter.
    • In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne quotes Voldemort from the graveyard resurrection duel back at him several times, and mirrors his actions in trapping him in a duel, as well as using a Cruciatus Curse on Voldemort.
    • In Chapter 276, I See The Shire, Ariadne and Ginny wake up together and again Ginny protests that Ariadne is getting up too early, as she did in Chapter 127, In the Spirit of the Tournament.
    • In Chapter 278, When Alle Is Fayed, Ariadne finds Draco's curiosity about the nonmagical world reminiscent of Arthur's in Chapter 36, The Purpose of a Rubber Duck, when they went to Exeter to get pizza.
    • In Chapter 286, We Won't Find Ourselves Alone Again, there is a minor Call-Back where Ariadne has bought new trainers, comparing it to when, in Chapter 255, Where It All Began, Ariadne acknowledges she needs new ones, but thinks it not worth the trouble because she expects to die soon.
    • In Chapter 288, You're the Voice, the Grangers once again use the phone box visitors' entrance to the Ministry - Dennis says of it "not much of a TARDIS this," which is exactly what Hermione said of it in Chapter 183, Like We Could Fly.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Barty Crouch Jr. is noted in Chapter 150, The Sorceress, to have had a similar voice to David Tennant while they watch the Doctor Who episode ''The Parting of the Ways.'' This is a bit of a Mythology Gag, as David Tennant played both Barty Crouch Jr. and the Tenth Doctor in real life.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: In Chapter 273, The Mistress of Death, Ariadne promises to grow old with Ginny once the war is over, and gives her her House of Granger signet ring as a symbolic Heirloom Engagement Ring. Ginny asks if she should consider it an engagement ring, to which Ariadne replies "Sure, why not?" and promises to get her a better one when they're older.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Fired:
      • Ariadne is able to see the Horcrux within her from the get-go, even if she doesn't know what it is until much later. It's first mentioned in Chapter 3, Found Family.
      • Ariadne can sense Voldemort in Chapter 11, The Sorting Hat, and so this alters her first year at Hogwarts in a much more visible clue that Professor Quirrell is the important villain.
      • In Chapter 16, Dangerous Assumptions, it is revealed that the protective wards on Ariadne are based on familial love, not blood. This fires much later when Voldemort's resurrection doesn't nullify these wards.
      • Ariadne uses a Time Turner in her third year, which she later uses to capture Peter Pettigrew successfully.
      • Ron's hand cut in Chapter 106, Fetch, is what leads to his becoming a werewolf later in the chapter.
      • In Ariadne's fourth year, the Chekhov's Gun of Moody's flask is enhanced by Ariadne being able to sense the effects of Polyjuice Potion.
      • In Chapter 232, From the Dragon of Darkness, Dumbledore gives Ariadne the Elder Wand early - this is later important as the trio never find the Sword of Godric Gryffindor, and so find that the Elder Wand, once they know what it is, can be used to destroy Horcruxes.
      • In Chapter 240, Wedding Planner, Ariadne actually sees herself become Mistress of Death, but doesn't know what it is.
    • As a result of the Butterfly Effect, some Chekhov's Guns are never fired or are never presented at all.
      • Ariadne's first wand being a twin to Voldemort's is never relevant in the story.
      • Ron's first wand is never broken, so it is never a Chekhov's Gun for Lockhart's backfiring Memory Charm.
      • Ariadne is never given a communication mirror by Sirius - however, this is because Harry is not actually shown receiving it in the movies, making it a Plot Hole in the seventh movie, and its Chekhov's Gun is never fired, as it is never needed because the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor never takes place.
      • Grawp being in the forest is never relevant past his introduction, as instead of tricking Professor Umbridge into the forest, Ron just violently attacks the Inquisitorial Squad members and Umbridge is Stunned in the ensuing fight.
      • Because Ariadne is having a different conversation, Ariadne never sees the symbol of the Deathly Hallows on Xenophilius' necklace - instead, Ron noticed it and mentions it later.
      • The Deluminator given to Ron is never a Chekhov's Gun, as he never leaves the group to then use it to Apparate back to them.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Ariadne becomes proficient in Dimensional Transfiguration, the practice of altering the dimensions and shapes of areas of space, in developing a Bag of Holding and a Bigger on the Inside suitcase. In Chapter 227, Like Water Through a Pipe, she realizes this can be applied to the concept of a spell capable of deflecting the Killing Curse, a feat believed to be impossible among wizards. After spending the time between making and testing this spell, she uses it in Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, to deflect Voldemort's first Killing Curse into the air and his second into his face.
  • Closet Punishment: Addressed, where in canon it is not really treated as a big deal that Potter had a cupboard for a bedroom for ten years. Ariadne breaks down crying when she discovers Kreacher was subjected to the same.
  • Comatose Canary: Ariadne notices that those Petrified by the Basilisk are still conscious, as they react emotionally in such a way she can sense in their magical cores, and so she keeps Ron and Hermione up to date on their classes while they are Petrified.
  • Comm Links: At Hogwarts, the Professors use the "Missiculum" spell to communicate - as a Prefect, Hermione has access to this in her fifth year, and uses it in Chapter 168, That Wasn't Me, to alert Professor McGonagall to the fact that Ariadne had dreamt of Arthur Weasley being attacked by Nagini.
    • Ariadne later gets access to this as Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
    • Ariadne, Ron, and Hermione make their own network for it later, to keep in contact while camping.
  • Complete Immortality: In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne knows that until she kills Nagini, both she and Voldemort have Complete Immortality due to his Horcruxes and her being the Mistress of Death respectively. In their final confrontation, she is incapable of dying, which seals his fate in their duel before it even begins, because the terms are if one kills the other, their forces will unconditionally surrender... and Ariadne cannot die.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • In Chapter 230, The World Is Grey, Ariadne sorts a signature from an individual called Jeremy Paddison, a seventh year student in Ravenclaw. This character is mentioned in the one-shot The Woes of Ectothermy, although this is not drawn attention to, which is set at some point after the events of Kaleidoscopic Grangers. According to Word of God, the main character of The Woes of Ectothermy, Vanya, has not yet been born as of this point in Kaleidoscopic Grangers.
    • In Chapter 239, Before the Plunge, it turns out that Fred and George bought Hedwig together, as Ariadne bought Hermes.
  • Cuddle Bug: After becoming a werewolf in Chapter 106, Fetch, Ron also becomes more quick to hug people he's close to, such as delivering The Glomp to Percy in Chapter 142, Blood and Water (which becomes rather tragic after Percy indirectly calls him a monster only a minute or two later), and Bill in Chapter 153, The Order of the Phoenix. Bill even comments on this, asking "When'd he become such a cuddlebug?" Hermione replies under her breath with "May of last year," May 2004 being when Ron became a werewolf. Ron is, however, respectful of Hermione occasionally finding hugs too overwhelming (Hermione occasionally Hates Being Touched as an example of her autism).
  • Cut Himself Shaving:
    • In Chapter 134, Ron lies to Viktor to explain the cuts he sustained on his first full moon, telling him that he climbed a lot of trees as a kid. Viktor says he can't have gotten very good at it.
    • In Chapter 153, Ron lies to Bill to explain the facial scar he sustained on his first full moon, telling him that he "tripped over a chair leg."
  • Daddy's Little Villain: So far, averted in Delphini, Voldemort's daughter. She is adopted by Nymphadora Tonks as the slightly older adopted sister to her son Jason.
  • Dance of Romance: In Chapter 241, Receptive Audience, Ron is urged to ask Hermione to dance by Fleur and Ginny, as Everyone Can See It and have been rooting for Ron and Hermione to get together. By the time Ariadne alerts Arthur that the wards of the Burrow have fallen, he and Hermione seem to have an Almost Kiss.
  • Dark Secret:
    • After Chapter 107, Ron does his best to keep his lycanthropy a secret, which is a major source of tension during their fifth year as failing to keep that a secret especially in the presence of Professor Umbridge would result in his expulsion from Hogwarts and the ruining of not just his life, but the lives of his family - his name is illegally not on the Werewolf Registry.
    • After Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made, Ariadne is aware that she is a Horcrux, and that as such, she must die. She chooses not to tell her girlfriend, sister, parents, or best friend because she doesn't want them to grieve her before she's even dead.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • Ariadne is explicitly traumatized, mostly by the Dursleys in the first few years and later by the return of Voldemort, which gives her PTSD. The abuses of the Dursleys are also more explicitly intense than in canon, resulting in her removal by Child Protective Services and subsequent adoption by the Grangers.
      • Ariadne is also not as much a pacifist as Harry Potter, and in Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron, wasted no time holding back and immediately killed one of the Carrows as she joined McGonagall in fighting Snape and Amycus.
    • Ariadne experiences a lot of bullying at non-magical school, even though she is no longer with the Dursleys, for being blind and later for being transgender.
    • Ariadne is so vulnerable to Dementors that she is already having intense flashbacks before it even enters the train compartment.
    • Ron becomes a werewolf.
    • In Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made, Ariadne realizes she is a Horcrux immediately. This leads to her knowing her death is inevitable, which causes her to become depressed and nearly suicidal.
    • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate and Chapter 273, The Mistress of Death, there is more significant injury sustained by those in the battle, and the scene in the Great Hall, instead of quiet, mournful and orderly as it is in the movie, is significantly more frantic and panicked. Also, unlike the movie, there are worse injuries - the only proper injuries (aside from the occasional instant death) in the film Kaleidoscopic Grangers is based on seem to be an unseen wound under Neville's hair bleeding down his face, some minor scarring on Harry's face, minor cuts on background characters, and a wound on Mister Filch's arm.
      In Kaleidoscopic Grangers, however, Madam Pomfrey and her medical staff were unprepared for the battle, resulting in lesser injuries like Sally-Anne's broken arm being ignored in favour of urgently seeing to more serious wounds.
      • Both Parvati and Lavender are mauled by Fenrir Greyback, and Hermione is seen applying pressure to slow the bleeding in Lavender's wound.
      • Clarabelle Burton suffered an unspecified severe facial wound up the left side of her face at the hand of Severus Snape in Chapter 272 which is roughly bandaged in 273 as she is given what Ariadne guesses to be a painkilling potion (implied Eye Scream).
      • Toby (Tori Cobbler-Royal's friend) has a mangled leg wound and is receiving CPR, and Alexander Vaisey has a slashing wound up his torso.
    • There are also wounded centaurs. A number of the people assisting Madam Pomfrey are wounded themselves, denoted by them limping (as Ariadne wouldn't necessarily notice injuries under clothes, being blind), including Professor McGonagall.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: It is implied in Chapter 253, Founders' Effects that Ron and Hermione, who had their Relationship Upgrade in Chapter 252, Dream On, were a case of Confession Triggers Consummation. Ariadne believes Hermione was using a Muffling Charm, but that didn't stop them shaking the old house. However, it is only implied by Ariadne's guessing this, Hermione and Ron do not confirm as such. However in Chapter 254, The Best Laid Plans, Hermione implies that Ariadne is right by saying that Ron, but not in his wolf form, gets to "sleep with" her, despite it being established in Chapter 253 that they sleep separately due to Hermione finding sleeping in the same bed with someone else physically uncomfortable.
    • Done away with in Chapter 260, Shire. Baggins. in which Hermione confirms via an accidental Double Entendre that they do.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, instead of being killed by Voldemort and Nagini, Snape attacks Clarabelle Burton and Ginny kills him for it, vaporizing half his body and blowing the rest off the bridge.
  • Disability Immunity:
    • As she is blind, Ariadne is entirely immune to the Basilisk's deadly gaze.
    • Due to having a spherical sixth sense, Ariadne is also difficult to use Legilimency on, as her mind processes memory slightly differently to a sighted person.
  • Disability Superpower: Ariadne is capable of sensing magic as colours - this has its own drawbacks and advantages, and is only really useful as a replacement for sight when combined with the Aurum Radia spell.
  • Distant Finale: Averted. Instead of cutting to "19 years later" content after Chapter 276, I See The Shire, (approximately where it would in the movie events), Kaleidoscopic Grangers continues to explore the recovery of Ariadne and her friends from the war.
  • Dramatic Unmask: In Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron, Ariadne goes to the Great Hall and Snape's assembly in disguise, and steps out while letting dropping her disguise spells.
    Ariadne’s heart was beating harder than it had in hours as she turned slightly, smiles spreading on her Thread friends’ faces as she stepped toward the inside edge of the group of students. With every step she took, shoes clacking on the stone, gasps rippled across the Great Hall as she mentally triggered the glamour on her hair to burn away from red to black, magic flaying away from her curls like a forest fire as she stepped proudly into the open, her green eyes boiling away into white as on top of that, the illusion over the badges on her collar gleamed away. Ginny was beaming openly at her as Professor McGonagall gasped, gaping at her in shock as Professor Snape recoiled, fear spasming into his magical core as every ounce of hatred Ariadne had for the man showed on her face, and as those gasps and whispers grew - students backed off fearfully, some whispering and some gaping, some fearful, some just giving her space with joy. Every eye in the Hall was on her now.
  • Dual Wielding:
    • In Chapter 182, Toe Your Line and Play Their Game, Ginny briefly wields both her own wand and Ariadne's.
    • In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne holds the Elder Wand in her right hand and her enchanted dagger in her left - Voldemort fails to realize the knife can be used on him since Ariadne appeared to only be readying it to kill Nagini, gets too close, and gets a cut up his right shoulder for it.
  • End-of-Episode Silliness:
    • Chapter 5, Princesses Among Legend, ends with Dennis laughing that he and Valerie are going to have to replace some of Ariadne's Christmas presents in light of her coming out as a trans girl.
    • Chapter 109, The Confession of Melion, in which Ron comes out as a werewolf to his family and the Grangers, ends with Dennis joking that Ron's welcome at the Grangers' as long as he doesn't pee on the furniture.
    • Chapter 130, Flying Off a Cliff, in which Ariadne and Ginny have their First Kiss, ends with an adaptation of a deleted scene from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where Snape interrupts a couple making out in a carriage... with Ariadne and Ginny taking the part of the couple.
    • Chapter 138, ...Junior, ends with Ariadne asking if the essay the impostor set still needs to be handed in.
    • Chapter 215, Hold The Fort, ends with Ginny asking Ariadne if she's ever made a blanket fort before.
    • Chapter 260, Shire. Baggins. ends with Hermione teasing her sister about sex and then teasing Ron for not having been as much of a prude the night before.
  • "Eureka!" Moment:
    • Ariadne realizing Scabbers appeared to be highly magical when she first sensed him because he is Peter Pettigrew's Animagus form
    • Ariadne realizing Professor Moody is in fact an impostor when Professor Snape accuses her of stealing the ingredients to brew Polyjuice Potion, as she can sense its effects as a green shell.
    • In Chapter 227, Like Water Through a Pipe, Ariadne realizes that dimensional transfiguration (while shouting the name) can be used to divert and therefore defend one's self against the Killing Curse, and begins work on developing a spell to do so.
  • Everyone Can See It:
    • Hermione knows about Ariadne's crush on Ginny before Ariadne does, saying that she has "the subtlety of a dull breadknife." According to Fleur Delacour, Ginny is just as obvious about her own crush on Ariadne.
    • Ariadne and Ginny frequently tease Ron and Hermione for similarly having crushes on one another. In Chapter 208, When All the World is Warm and Tired, Lavender kisses Ron, and Hermione flees, crying. She admits to Ariadne that she does in fact have feelings for Ron. After Lavender breaks up with him in Chapter 223, Toxicity, Hermione seems to be trying to get closer to him, and according to Word of God, Ron also has feelings for Hermione that are discussed in messages regarding Chapter 225, Writing Home, where he plays the David Bowie song Letter to Hermione on his flute. However, the pair both have internalized insecurities that lead them to believe the other would never love them back.
  • Eyes Always Averted: Hermione avoids eye contact, as she is autistic and finds it too intense - as such, OOC Is Serious Business when she does make eye contact, such as she does in Chapter 238, The Setting of the Board.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • After Chapter 106, Accidents and Consequences, Fenrir Greyback to Ronald Weasley. Both are werewolf 'lieutenants' of Voldemort and Ariadne respectively, and both lean into their lycanthropy, but for different reasons and in different ways. Ron absolutely despises Greyback for the bad name he paints the entire werewolf community with.
      • In Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore, Ron encounters Greyback in person for the first time, and nearly kills him for attacking Bill, his older brother.
      • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Ron encounters Greyback for the second time and immediately kills him using the Killing Curse, and rescues Lavender and Parvati, who both got attacked by Greyback.
    • Arguably, Voldemort as a Mirror Character to Ariadne. Both, by the Battle of Hogwarts, are intelligent and powerful magic-users. But where Voldemort claims to have pushed the boundaries of magic, Ariadne explicitly scoffs at this claim, believing him to have done so only as much as "someone pushed the boundaries of science by inventing the flintlock musket," thinking him narrow-minded and self-aggrandizing. Ariadne, meanwhile, develops her own spells and experiments, and in Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, demonstrates her own pushing of the boundaries of magic by using a little-explored field, dimensional transfiguration, to completely deflect a Killing Curse, a feat believed to be inherently impossible. In Chapter 253, Founders' Effects, Ariadne believes this to far surpass anything Voldemort believes he has done.
  • Fantastic Slurs: used as playful banter in Chapter 262, Theseus, between Ron and Fleur - Fleur calls Ron a "furball" because he is a werewolf, and Ron retorts that Fleur is a "puffed up seagull," for being a part-Veela, before Fleur corrects him that that would be Harpies, and Ron amends his statement to chicken.
  • Familial Foe: Averted after Chapter 262, Theseus, it is revealed that Draco Malfoy has forsaken the Malfoy family and their allegiances, and joined the Order of the Phoenix as a spy. The New Marauders are understandably suspicious of him, but he appears to be making every attempt to make up for his previous actions, and so while Ron and Hermione have less context for it than Ariadne (who told him to become a spy), they don't see him as an enemy when they go to rob Gringotts together, and then when they go to Hogwarts.
  • Family Theme Naming: Ariadne and Hermione are both named after Greek princesses, while their owl Hermes is named after the Greek herald of the gods.
  • Family Title: Kaleidoscopic Grangers.
  • First Kiss:
    • In Chapter 130, Flying Off From a Cliff, Ariadne and Ginny kiss for the first time. Professor Snape interrupts the moment.
    • In Chapter 252, Dream On, Hermione and Ron have their first kiss.
  • First-Person Perspective: Kaleidoscopic Grangers is told from the perspective of Ariadne, which can result in a few instances of Offscreen Moment of Awesome given it is based on a series that isn't first-person. It can also result in some off-screen character changes - between Chapters 105 (or so) and 235, Draco Malfoy undergoes a slow Heel–Face Turn, but this was not known to Ariadne until later, and so isn't really visible aside from tiny clues
  • Flashback Nightmare: Ariadne very frequently has nightmares regarding her previous trauma, originally regarding her life with the Dursleys, and later, her experiences with Voldemort.
  • Flirting Under Fire: In Chapter 184, Here We Stand, Ginny accuses Ariadne of doing this after Ariadne says "I never said I disapproved!" after Ginny vaporized three Death Eaters.
  • Flight of Romance: In Chapter 141, Romantic Flight, Ariadne and Ginny go flying together as a date.
  • Flowers of Romance: Teased in Chapter 241, Receptive Audience, after Ron catches Fleur's bouquet and hands it to Hermione... to hold while he goes and plays the flute for the first dance. However, Ariadne notices Ron's hand linger on Hermione's, and Hermione seems to wishfully interpret it as a romantic gesture, as the trope would suggest.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In Chapter 95: Expecto Patronum, Professor Trelawney sees numerous omens regarding Ariadne's future in her crystal ball. These are a glowing blue fox which represents the form of her Patronus in Chapter 102, The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog, vermin which represents her discovery of Peter Pettigrew in Chapter 96, That's Not Possible, the Grim, which represents the arrival of Sirius in Chapter 98, Names To Clear, and "an omen of growth," which represents Ariadne's development on the Estrogenating Elixir, which is brought to light in Chapter 101, Correspondence, Clairvoyance, Aches and Pains, when Hermione informs her she needs a training bra. Trelawney said that one was "rather literal," and immediately offered to cover the crystal ball.
    • In Chapter 105, The New Marauders, Lavender comments on a study on how werewolves are treated before Ariadne, Hermione, and Ron go to camp with Remus. This foreshadows that in Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Lavender is attacked by a partially-transformed Fenrir Greyback, and becomes a werewolf herself.
    • In Chapter 111, A Free Man, Sirius gives Ariadne a Thunderbird keychain, to accompany the Phoenix Ginny gave her, for her birthday. In Chapter 281, Disarmament, Ariadne's second wand has a core of a Thunderbird tail feather, and she swaps out her keychains.
    • In Chapter 117, Names on a List, Ron is indignant about the legal requirement that he place his name on the Werewolf Registry, a requirement he is flouting and one that was instated by Dolores Umbridge, who goes on to become a member of Hogwarts' staff.
    • In Chapter 161, Splinter Cell, Firenze tells the New Marauders that their actions that day would "change much." He is referring to their creation of Dumbledore's Army.
    • Also in Chapter 161, Firenze also refers to Ginny as the "Lady of Light," in regards to centaur prophecies. The reason for this is that in Chapter 192, it is revealed that Ginny's codename as a member of the Order of the Phoenix is Galadriel, otherwise sometimes known in Lord of the Rings as the Lady of Light.
    • In Chapter 164, Illicit Activities, a Hufflepuff 'boy' called Arnold (which is actually her deadname, but she is not out to Ariadne at the time) is mentioned. This foreshadows Tori's coming out to Ariadne in Chapter 166, A Kindred Discovery.
    • In Chapter 195, Magical Ink, Ariadne sees that Draco Malfoy is scared on the trip that would end in Malfoy becoming a Death Eater. Additionally, in Chapter 197, Familiar Designs, Draco seems similarly scared when Ariadne identifies his Dark Mark, and whispers that it cost him too much - Ron hears this, thanks to his superior lycanthropic hearing.
    • In Chapter 198, Sixth Years, Ariadne sees the Unbreakable Vow Snape took, that her canon counterpart was never aware of, which later is fulfilled when Snape kills Dumbledore.
    • In Chapter 204, Bleeding Through, it is demonstrated that for the purposes of magical law, the Grangers' use of Time Turners contributes to their legal age. This later comes into play because it averts an equivalent of the Battle of the Many Potters.
    • In Chapter 215, Hold the Fort, Ginny claims several items from Ariadne's wardrobe while she's separated from her own. Ginny later wears these clothes on Valentine's Day because they show off her figure, which leads to a serious conversation about Ariadne's dysphoria about her own feelings when the jeans she's wearing snap and she simply takes them off.
    • In Chapter 216, Diplomatic Relations, Ron, as an inverted example of My Instincts Are Showing, bats Lavender's hand away when she tries to comb his hair - wolves often engage in communal grooming. This foreshadows their later breakup, as it shows Ron does not actually have romantic feelings for her.
    • As a minor example, in Chapter 225, Writing Home, Ariadne plays the song The Battle of Evermore by Led Zeppelin in her music class. Later that school year, the chapters surrounding the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and the incursion to the cave where Voldemort hid the locket are named after lyrics from that song.
    • In Chapter 277, Echoes in Peacetime, it is confirmed that Lavender, Parvati, Hannah Abbott, Alexander Vaisey, and Toby Quill all became werewolves during the Battle of Hogwarts. There are several elements of Foreshadowing for this.
      • In Chapter 105, The New Marauders, Lavender says she actually looked into the study on werewolves, and expresses sympathy.
      • In Chapter 222, The Mentor, Lavender, Parvati, and Hannah, are all in Ariadne's class, and so share Remus' lesson on werewolves. All three of them ask questions about what it is like to be a werewolf.
      • In Chapter 269, I Bid You Stand, Lavender, Parvati, and Hannah are all stated to be in the courtyard and therefore on the front line.
      • In Chapter 273, The Mistress of Death, Alexander and Toby are both stated to be badly injured.
      • In Chapter 276, I See The Shire, Ariadne is concerned for why Tori and Jamie don't have Toby with them and appear worried.
  • Forgets to Eat: Hermione does this often.
  • Forgot Their Own Birthday: In Chapter 248, The Three Hunters, it is stated that Ariadne forgot her birthday, but that her friends did not. Out of universe, this is because the author herself forgot it was Ariadne's birthday in the previous chapter.
  • Forgot the Disability: In Chapter 264, Hidden in Plain Sight, Draco briefly forgets that Ariadne is blind and so can't see the colour of his hair.
  • For Want of a Nail: As the story holds a slightly different premise, oftentimes small changes or the premise itself cause greater changes down the line, sometimes even altering The Stations of the Canon.
    • Because Ariadne lives with the Grangers, she finds out she is a witch from Professor McGonagall instead of Hagrid, and on Hermione's eleventh birthday instead of her own in Chapter 7, Another Knock, Another Door.
    • In Chapter 11, The Sorting Hat, Ariadne does not ask not to be placed in Slytherin, as the Sorting Hat never suggests it - her personality traits are different to the canon's Potter, influenced by being Hermione's sister, and so the Hat instead suggests Ravenclaw first, before deciding that her "truths take courage," and sending her to Gryffindor.
    • In Chapter 18, You're Saying it Wrong, Ariadne goes with Hermione when she flees from Ron's description of her, as she is Hermione's sister and not particularly close to Ron at that point. This fundamentally alters the troll scene, where Ariadne is in more danger than Hermione, and Ron comes down to rescue them on his own in Chapter 19, Remorseful Rescues. This event also altered Ron's story, prompting him to be more self-reflective and more polite, which alters nearly all of his interactions later in the story.
    • Because Ariadne lives with a loving family, in Chapter 31, Familial Love, Professor Quirrell is killed almost immediately at her touch, instead of taking as long as he does in the movie, because Ariadne's wards are more powerful.
    • Because the wizarding world does not know that Ariadne is the Girl Who Lived at that point, in Chapter 39, Second Years, Dobby does not attempt to prevent her from going to Hogwarts, the Ford Anglia is never stolen OR crashed into the Whomping Willow and Ron's wand is never broken. This results in the Weasleys still having the Ford Anglia in later years, making use of it frequently, and Ron's "eat slugs" works in Chapter 43, Eat Slugs.
    • Because in Chapter 56, Celebrity Does, Ron is Petrified over the Christmas holidays, while Ariadne is at home, Ariadne later enters the Chamber of Secrets entirely alone. This in turn leads to Lockhart's failed attempt to escape in the movie succeeding, although Ariadne had his wand and as such Ariadne proceeded to ruin his career the next day by weaponizing the press against him - ironically, he was the man who taught her not to let others control the narrative during that same school year when Ariadne was unwittingly revealed as the Girl Who Lived.
    • Because of how Kaleidoscopic Grangers depicts the Diary of Tom Riddle, Ginny not only has her magic suppressed for two years afterward, but she is more involved with Ariadne and the pair enter a romantic relationship earlier, what they consider their first date taking place in Chapter 129, The Yule Ball.
    • In Chapter 74, Electives, because Ariadne is Hermione's sister, Ariadne also chooses to make use of a Time Turner in her third year with Hermione. This in part leads to the successful capture of Peter Pettigrew months before it would have failed in the canon by Ariadne's creation of a Stable Time Loop.
    • In Chapter 84, Professor Hagrid, Ariadne's omnidirectional sense affords her the ability to warn Hagrid of Malfoy's approach earlier than Harry does in the movie, thus leading to Hagrid successfully preventing Malfoy's injury and Buckbeak's execution in the canon never happening.
    • Because of Ariadne's magic sense, in Chapter 96, That's Not Possible, Ariadne is able to tell - once the information is supplied that he is in the castle - that 'Scabbers' is in fact Peter Pettigrew and an Animagus. This leads to herself, Professor Lupin and Professor Dumbledore hunting him through the castle and catching him, as she told Lupin, who knew she could not be lying.
      • This in itself led to Peter Pettigrew being captured months before his unsuccessful capture in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, wherein he was placed into custody and then put on trial - after that, Sirius Black's name was cleared openly, his Azkaban sentence annulled, and Sirius was freed. In turn, Sirius became a more present figure in Ariadne's life, as his movements were not restricted, and he even attended the Quidditch World Cup with them.
      • Additionally, this leads to, in Chapter 171, Eleven on Eleven, Peter Pettigrew being one of eleven, not ten, prisoners of Azkaban escaping.
    • Because Ariadne neither grew up with the Potters nor idolized them, instead growing up with her own family and subsequently different personality, her Patronus is not a deer - it is instead an arctic fox.
    • In Chapter 118, The Goblet of Fire, Ron is insistent that he and his friends help Ariadne complete the Triwizard Tournament, partially because Ariadne is more openly emotional and clearly distressed, partially because the divergences of Kaleidoscopic Grangers have changed his personality, and partially because he is a werewolf and as such cannot bear to abandon someone who falls under his pack instinct. This leads to what in the movie is a conflict, where Ron does not believe Harry was entered against his will, being entirely erased.
    • In Chapter 121, Strategies, because Ron is a werewolf, Hagrid is able to inform Ariadne of the dragons through him, by showing Red (his wolf form) the dragons.
    • In Chapter 124, A Proven Strategy, Ariadne kills a dragon. Not only is the order in which the Champions select their dragons different, as she is a girl and Crouch elects for her to choose first as the youngest girl, so she gets the Welsh Green rather than the Hungarian Horntail, but her approach to the Task is different than it is in canon. However, her tactic failed and she ended up killing the dragon the same way she killed the Basilisk (Bombarda Maxima into its mouth). Later, in Chapter 131, Thread, Antlers and Money, Ariadne receives a full set of Welsh Green dragonhide robes, boots and gloves, which serves her well in the third task of the Triwizard Tournament.
    • In Chapter 138, ...Junior, Ariadne is able to reveal Barty Crouch Jr. as an impostor impersonating Alastor Moody far earlier than in canon, because her magic sense is capable of detecting Polyjuice Potion and in Chapter 137, Barty Crouch, Snape connected the dots for her after the second task. As a result, the real Moody takes their lessons from then on, and the Triwizard Cup is never a Portkey.
    • Lampshaded in the notes of Chapter 168, That Wasn't Me, where the author points out she could have killed off Arthur Weasley simply by having the Granger sisters go home for Christmas instead of keeping them at Hogwarts, which would have made it impossible for them to quickly contact the Order and save his life.
    • In Chapter 185, Here We Fall, thanks to Ginny being more powerful than in the canon, she is able to prevent the Death Eaters from separating the party in the Department of Mysteries through an exceptionally powerful shield.
    • In Chapter 186, Hammer to Fall, Ginny's wand is destroyed by Voldemort's Fiendfyre, and she acquires a new one in Chapter 195, Magical Ink.
    • In Chapter 189, Carry On, Carry On, Sirius leaves Ariadne the House of Black in his will, making it the House of Granger. This has huge political ramifications for the Grangers, and gives them quite a bit of political power later on.
    • Also in Chapter 186, Ariadne frees Kreacher instead of ordering him to work at Hogwarts - Kreacher is later friendly to the Grangers, working for them at 12 Grimmauld Place for pay.
    • In Chapter 194, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Ariadne does not in any way tolerate the twins' selling of Love Potions, and orders them to stop, using her position as a stakeholder.
    • In Chapter 195, Magical Ink, it is shown that Garrick Ollivander was not abducted by the Death Eaters attacking Diagon Alley like they did in the movie, and his shop is not as damaged - he sells Ginny her second wand, after it was destroyed in the battle with Voldemort. This is because there was no Beam-O-War in the graveyard of Little Hangleton, and so Voldemort does not know his and Ariadne's wands are linked, and so he does not seek the Elder Wand.
    • In Chapter 197, Familiar Designs, Ariadne does not need to go and spy on Draco Malfoy to discover if he is a Death Eater or not, as she knows she will be able to see his Dark Mark later. As such, her nose is not broken and she is not late to the feast in Chapter 198, Sixth Years. She confronts Draco about this, and Ron hears Draco whisper that it cost him "too much."
    • In Chapter 200, The Half Blood Prince, Hermione is curious about the Half Blood Prince's potion book, and Ariadne actually shows it to her - as a result, Hermione uses the altered recipe where she sees fit, and Hermione is second in the running for Slughorn's Felix Felicis.
    • Also in Chapter 200, because Ron has learned to cook, he is one of the few members of the class to properly cut the Sopophorous Beans, unlike his failure to do so in the movie.
    • In much the same vein, in Chapter 203, He's A Keeper, Hermione asks whose the book was. Where in the movie, Harry is secretive, Ariadne tells her willingly, describing the Half-Blood Prince as "Some edgy twerp’s idea of a cool nickname."
    • In Chapter 204, Bleeding Through, Ariadne catches Draco with the cursed necklace before he is able to give it to Katie Bell due to her magic sense and the nature of Dark magic allowing her to sense it where he has it hidden under his shirt. As such, she and her peers immediately bring Draco and the necklace to Professor Mc Gonagall.
    • In Chapter 213, Gathering Intelligence, Ariadne being a different person to Harry alters the conversation. First, Ariadne openly states that she doesn't trust Dumbledore's judgement, and the group come up with a plan to test Snape's loyalty. Second, Ariadne and Hermione are both involved in conversation about the Vanishing Cabinet in Borgin and Burkes, and realize that Draco Malfoy may be bridging one to Hogwarts because they have read about it. Arthur says he will tell Professor Mc Gonagall to look for one.
    • In Chapter 214, Action Stations, instead of running to follow Bellatrix, Ariadne is able to alert the Weasleys of the attack a little earlier thanks to her magic sense and the prompt that both Ron and Remus can hear something, and the Grangers, Ron, Ginny, Remus and Nymphadora escape. Ariadne is also able to easily create a gap in Bellatrix's ring of fire thanks to both knowing more than Harry, and being able to work spells such as 'Partis Temporus' more precisely and accurately than others due to being able to see the magic.
    • Because Ariadne is, if only marginally, more subtle than Harry, in Chapter 220, Celebrimbor's Shame, Ariadne does not let slip that she is working for Dumbledore, and so there is no rift between her and Slughorn.
    • Because Ariadne is a girl, Romilda Vane never attempts to send her a love potion - in Chapter 223, Toxicity, Ariadne discovers the plot to poison Dumbledore instead by being offered a toast after showing Professor Slughorn the Bigger on the Inside case they made the year before - thanks to her magical sense, she immediately sees that it is not mead, and tests it using materials in their laboratory. However also because there is no love potion involved, Ron is never sent to the Hospital Wing - he instead mumbles Hermione's name in his sleep because he is tired with the approaching full moon.
    • Chapter 226, The Lady of the Lake, is significantly different than the canon version of events. Instead of following Draco from the Great Hall after being reminded by Katie, Ariadne follows him after he worriedly asks if having gaps in the Anti-Apparation wards of Hogwarts is safe, after which he goes to the bathroom. Instead of angrily accusing him of anything, Ariadne extends a proverbial olive branch, and although Draco lashes out, Ariadne casts a Petrification spell on him and continues talking. She does not use the spell Sectumsempra, as she knows approximately what it would do. Instead of attempting to harm Draco, Ariadne tells him to contact Excalibur - previously established to be Arthur Weasley's codename - and to use a codename himself, if he wishes to help the Order. She then lets Draco go.
    • In Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made, Ariadne being more intelligent than Harry is results in her immediately realizing she is a Horcrux, and yelling at Dumbledore. After this, her relationship with Professor Dumbledore is extremely strained, and at times openly hostile. Subsequently, in Chapter 230, The World Is Grey, she is thoroughly depressed, and believes there is little point to her life given her inevitable necessary death.
    • In Chapter 231, The Queen of Light, Ariadne takes a number of extra things on the trip to the cave, including her Welsh Green dragonhide robes, a dagger and several potentially helpful potions she was made by Hermione, and all of the contents of her bag, including her Firebolt. Ron also gives her his supplies of Essence of Dittany and Murtlap Essence he has because he is a werewolf.
    • In Chapter 232, From the Dragon of Darkness, Professor Dumbledore tells Ariadne to disarm him before he takes the Drink of Despair - after this, Ariadne has the Elder Wand, although she does not know it, and subsequently uses it to conjure a Firestorm instead of it being Dumbledore who does this. As a result of this, she definitively becomes Master of Death in Chapter 240, Wedding Planner, although she does not know, despite sensing its manifestation around her magical core.
    • Because Ariadne made use of a Time Turner in her third year at Hogwarts and her Trace being broken earlier than in canon, at the opening of Kaleidoscopic Grangers' equivalent of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ariadne and the Grangers are immediately Apparated to the Burrow, after the death of Professor Dumbledore, completely averting an equivalent of the Battle of the Seven Potters, and thus averting the death of Alastor Moody during said battle.
    • In Chapter 243, The Council of Elrond, Ariadne and Hermione find the Locket of Salazar Slytherin in Kreacher's room at 12 Grimmauld Place. This is because instead of largely abandoning the house, the Grangers spent a lot of time at the house, fixing it up, and Mundungus Fletcher never stole it. As such, he never sold it to Dolores Umbridge. This results in the group finding the Locket immediately, although with no way to destroy it, and not having to go to the Ministry at all, and then only having to go camping to accommodate Ronald's full moons.
    • In Chapter 254, The Best Laid Plans, Ron, not Ariadne, is the one to point out that Xenophilius Lovegood was wearing the symbol of the Deathly Hallows at the wedding, as Ariadne never crossed paths with him during the event. Instead, Ariadne echoes Hermione's canon initial belief it was an eye.
    • In Chapter 258, The Deathly Hallows, Ariadne and Ron quickly realize Luna is not at home and hasn't been for a while, using a combination of Ariadne's magic sense and Ron's enhanced sense of smell. She also immediately realizes she has the Deathly Hallows, and instead of sticking around, Ariadne and Ron urge Hermione to Disapparate them as soon as Xenophilius leaves, guessing that Luna got taken hostage. They also do not Apparate to the forest and encounter Snatchers, since they are not camping because they still live at number 12 Grimmauld Place, and so are not taken to Malfoy Manor.
    • In Chapter 259, The Elder Wand, Ariadne destroys the locket using the Elder Wand, not the Sword of Gryffindor, as they do not have the latter, and it focuses on her and not Ron because they denied it any opportunity to see their fears - as a result, it was forced to play on the most surface fears Ariadne had after she inadvertently touched it, and so was not strong enough to effectively fight them.
    • In Chapter 262, Theseus, the trio Apparate to Shell Cottage after a report from the day after destroying the locket which detailed Voldemort's heightened interest in Gringotts, instead of fleeing Malfoy Manor there - but who did flee Malfoy Manor there was Draco Malfoy, who turns out to have been Code Name Theseus all along.
    • In Chapter 264, Hidden in Plain Sight, and Chapter 265, Defensive Lines, the heist on Gringotts changes in numerous ways.
      • First, it takes place on the third of February, where in the movie it takes place on the first of May.
      • Secondly, they do not bring Griphook, as Kaleidoscopic Grangers establishes goblins find thievery abhorrent as a craft-based society that views one's belongings and crafts as part of one's self, and they know he would not help them.
      • Thirdly, Ron does not come, as he is impossible to effectively disguise using magic, and instead they bring Draco Malfoy as well as Dobby, and instead of Hermione taking Polyjuice Potion to disguise herself as Bellatrix Lestrange (as she could not have, as the trio never got captured and taken to Malfoy Manor), Draco goes as himself to demand entrance to the Malfoy vault, while Hermione poses as a fictional relative of his.
      • Fourthly, because Gringotts was never warned of Draco or the Malfoy vault, only Bellatrix and the Lestrange vault, Draco - although performing rudely to make himself convincing - does present his wand, and in doing so casts the Imperius curse on Ricbert, not Bogrod, as Bogrod was never brought to them. There is also more contention over this act, as Ariadne is strongly opposed to doing so.
      • Fifthly, once inside, they do not use the Clankers to make the dragon cower, as they did not know of them and would likely think them inhumane, instead they used magic to soften their footsteps and sneak over. The actual acquisition of the Horcrux goes slightly differently, as Ariadne climbs the shelves and herself triggers the Gemino Curse on the way. Exiting the vault, they are met with guards, and instead of freeing the dragon, hijack the guards' railcart and Dobby Disapparates them. The dragon is, unfortunately, not freed.
    • Beginning in Chapter 270, This Day We Fight, the Battle of Hogwarts goes slightly differently due to differing circumstances. Because they are using the Elder Wand to destroy Horcruxes, Ron and Hermione never go for a Basilisk fang, and because the Cup of Helga Hufflepuff was destroyed before they even went to Hogwarts, Voldemort does not shatter the shield in a burst of rage before Ariadne reaches the Room of Requirement.
      • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Voldemort does destroy the shield after the Diadem is destroyed, and actually catches Ariadne spying on him in the boathouse. Ginny joins them after having overloaded and destroyed her own wand defending the castle, and demonstrates exceptional wandless magic. Ron kills Fenrir Greyback instead of Hermione, because he was attacking Parvati and Lavender in a part-transformed state, and Lavender does not appear to be dead as of the end of this chapter.
      • Also in Chapter 272, there are no Acromantulae in the battle - the reason for this is not stated, and was pointed out in the chapter's notes.
        In Chapter 285, The Pack Survives, the reason for this is revealed; It is because at some point before the battle, during the school year, for unknown reasons, Ginny burned down that section of the forest, implied to have used wandless magic to do so, and burned out the Acromantula nest.
    • In Chapter 280, Side By Side, it is revealed that Nymphadora Tonks - who survived the war because she never went to the Battle of Hogwarts, as did her father whose death would have been in March of that year had the war not ended in February - has taken in the child Delphini, Voldemort's daughter from The Cursed Child.
      • In Chapter 289, A New Life, Ariadne even becomes her godmother, as well as to Nymphadora's son Jason.
  • Friendless Background: Ariadne and Hermione were ostracized and bullied as children.
  • Friend to Bugs: In Chapter 286, We Won't Find Ourselves Alone Again, Kreacher reveals he has adopted four pet Wētā while in New Zealand, one of which he has named Puddle.
  • Friends with Benefits: In Chapter 237, Regrouping, Nymphadora tells Ariadne she and Remus are Friends with Benefits - they bonded over their shared loss of Sirius, but are not romantically involved.
  • Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Chapters 282 to 284, We Could Be Heroes, go over Ariadne and Ginny having sex for the first time now that they have been reunited and won the war.
  • Good Is Not Soft:
    • Ariadne has no qualms about showing no mercy to her foes, unlike how her canon counterpart often refuses to kill - Ariadne sometimes outright delivers a killing blow immediately, as she does in Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron and does several times in Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate.
    • In Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore, Ron hears his older brother Bill being attacked by Fenrir Greyback and goes berserk, only failing to kill Greyback with his bare hands because he threw him off a tower, forgetting that many Death Eaters, including Greyback, know how to perform unassisted flight. In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, he kills Greyback on sight for attacking Lavender.
    • Also in Chapter 272, after Snape wounds Clarabelle Burton, Ginny wastes no time in killing him, and is just as ruthless as Ariadne in the battle, killing two Death Eaters with a sectumsempra spell, impaling a giant, killing Snape, and Stunning a flying Death Eater to fall into the lake and drown.
    • Of the New Marauders, Hermione is the only one to never have killed anyone.
  • Grin of Audacity: In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne adopts a self-assured grin as she takes her place for her duel with Voldemort, knowing she cannot lose it.
  • Hand Blast: In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Ginny demonstrates her ability to use magic without her wand, using her arms and hands as channels. However, this does give her nerve damage in her arms and hands after how powerfully she uses it that night.
  • Handicapped Badass: Ariadne is blind, but thanks to a combination of extensive study and a Disability Superpower, she is close to the top of the list of most powerful characters in the story by the time of the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Happily Adopted:
    • Ariadne after being adopted by the Grangers.
    • In Chapter 289, A New Life, three month old Delphini seems perfectly happy having been adopted by the Tonkses.
  • Hates Being Touched: In Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Hermione is autistic, and one way this is expressed is that she often finds hugs too overwhelming. Despite being a Cuddle Bug, Ron always respects this.
  • Hesitant Sacrifice: Between Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made, and Chapter 258, The Deathly Hallows, Ariadne is unaware she has or will have the Deathly Hallows, and believes she will die because she is a Horcrux and must die - she is hardly willing to sacrifice herself, and spends the time in a depressive state miserable over the future she believes she has lost.
  • Hidden Weapons: In Chapter 206, Like Pulling Teeth, Ariadne has her wand on her thigh rather than its normal in her sleeve (as she is not wearing sleeves), and it is stated this is the same method as how Fleur had her wand on her during the Yule Ball in Chapter 130, Flying Off From a Cliff. Ariadne, during Chapter 130, was confused as to where Fleur had kept hers, as she did not see where she had it when she drew it on Roger Davies with the other Champions for disrespecting Ariadne and Ginny.
  • High-Voltage Death: In Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron, Ariadne begins the duel with the Carrows and Snape by hitting Alecto Carrow with a lightning bolt.
    • During Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Ariadne does this again against a flying Death Eater.
  • Human Shield: Ariadne uses the Alchemist as a human shield while attempting to gain access to the Portkey in his pocket. Voldemort kills him anyway.
  • I Have Many Names: In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, while giving her Badass Boast, Ariadne lists four of her titles - "The Girl Who Lived," "The White Eyed Wonder," "Triwizard Champion," and "The Chosen One," before stating that above all she is Ariadne Granger.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Ariadne does not want to be the Girl Who Lived, and wishes she could "just be Ariadne Granger."
    • Ironically, in Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne insists that her ability to defeat Voldemort was derived from being Ariadne Granger, "a good student," and not fate, in her Badass Boast.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, delivered to a giant by Ginny using magic to wrench its own weapon (a severed Quidditch hoop) out of its hand and impaling it with it.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Offhand Backshot
    • Ariadne. Justified, as her magical sense works in a 360 degree sphere.
    • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Ginny. The reason for this has not yet been revealed, but somehow she was able to hit a fast-moving target without even looking.
  • In the Blood: Averted. Ariadne does not consider the Potters her family, and denies any suggestion she 'inherited' anything other than genetics. Even Sirius acknowledges this.
  • In-Series Nickname: Ariadne, after becoming Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team becomes widely known as the White-Eyed Wonder, even before she is revealed as the Girl Who Lived. She is initially not a fan of this name, as "white-eyes" was something she was often teased as, but the name is too well-used to be stopped and she decides she doesn't mind reclaiming the taunt.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Most friendships with Ronald Weasley after he becomes a werewolf, save for his friendship with Remus, as well as those with Fleur Delacour, who is a part-Veela.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Bill and Fleur, as Fleur is part-Veela.
    • Ron, a werewolf, and Hermione, a human, after Chapter 252, Dream On.
  • Informed Attribute: Justified. Commonly in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, character traits are stated instead of observed - because the POV character is blind and cannot see, for example, the colour of Draco's hair in Chapter 264, Hidden in Plain Sight.
  • Invisibility with Drawbacks: Because the Cloak of Invisibility is a magical object, Ariadne cannot see through it like a sighted user can. This means she either requires assistance navigating when using it, or simply is restricted to either navigating by memory or standing still while using it. As a result, she does not use it often.
  • Ironic Echo: In Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made, Professor Dumbledore repeats Ariadne's line that she does perfectly well blind from Chapter 217, Annatar, Lord of Gifts, along with his own retort that he prefers to see his way clearly.
  • It Always Rains at Funerals: Averted - in an element of Shown Their Work, the weather is usually accurate past Chapter 174, so it is never actually raining at any of the three funerals in the story - Ariadne comments on this, thinking rain would be more appropriate.
  • I Want Grandkids: Gently invoked in Chapter 294, A Funny Little Family, where Dennis briefly brings up the possibility of Hermione and Ron having children- "Andromeda here was just saying we might get grandchildren one day." Hermione says she'd want to be settled down first, and Ron is worried any child of his could be a werewolf, Jason not being one is "not statistically significant."
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, after Voldemort breaks the rules of the duel by attempting to fire upon Ginny out of desperation, Ariadne advances on him, casts a Cruciatus Curse on him, and then when he is writhing on the ground, releases it. She then proceeds to kick him in the face, kick him in the stomach, kick his wand from his hand, and then stomp on his ribcage.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: Averted. In Chapter 252, Dream On, Ron and Hermione get together a full seven months before they do in canon - in the movie Kaleidoscopic Grangers uses as reference, Ron and Hermione have their Relationship Upgrade during the Battle of Hogwarts in May of 1998, but in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, they have it at home in October of 2007 (Kaleidoscopic Grangers takes place in the 2000s instead of 1990s) .
  • Left Your Lifesaver Behind: Ariadne takes off the dragonhide robes after the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament, leaving her without them in the graveyard.
  • Lightning/Fire Juxtaposition: Although Ariadne uses fire in combat quite often as well, Ginny can be easily associated with fire and Ariadne lightning, as Ariadne uses lightning in combat quite a bit by the Battle of Hogwarts, and in Chapter 281, Disarmament, Ginny gets a new wand with a Phoenix feather core, representing fire, and Ariadne gets a new wand with a Thunderbird feather core, representing lightning. Ariadne's codename in the Order of the Phoenix is also 'Lightning.'
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Averted. In canon, Hermione and Ron "bicker like an old married couple," however in Kaleidoscopic Grangers they bond quite a lot more over shared things like sensory issues after Ron becomes a werewolf, and have a lot more respect for one another.
  • Love Confession: In Chapter 252, Dream On, Ron confesses his love for Hermione, and she for him.
  • Knockback Slide: Instead of being blown back, Ron, being resistant to magic, is only pushed back by about a foot when hit by a stunning jinx in Chapter 114: That's Not the Irish.
  • Magic Knight: In Chapters 269 through to 275, Ariadne temporarily dual-wields her dagger as well as the Elder Wand, and even manages to get in a stab on Voldemort using her dagger.
  • Magical Sensory Effect: Ariadne can sense magic as colours all around her, an ability which proves useful and often causes significant plot divergences.
  • Magical Weapon: In Chapter 231, The Queen of Light, Hermione gifts Ariadne an enchanted dagger, one she enchanted to only be sharp when she wants it to be.
  • Male Band, Female Singer: Inverted; in Chapter 293, Having a Jam, Ron is the lead singer for the New Marauders' for-fun cover band, accompanying three girls.
  • Mama Bear: Valerie Granger is a fiercely protective mother to Ariadne and Hermione, even going so far as to threaten Albus Dumbledore with suggestions about her access to sedatives and medical tools.
  • Meaningful Echo: In Chapter 270, This Day We Fight, Ariadne tells Helena Ravenclaw that some of the things Voldemort defiled with Dark magic were living by saying "...some of them living." Later, when Helena says she reminds her of Voldemort a bit, Ariadne repeats the line to point out that she herself is a Horcrux.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Ariadne, Hermione, Ginny, and Ron, all have names assigned to them by the prophecies of the Centaurs:
      • Ariadne and Hermione are called the Princesses Among Legend, which is both a Mythology Gag and a Call-Back, as this was the title of Chapter 5, where Ariadne chose her name.
      • Ron is called the Red Wolf, a very direct reference to his status as a werewolf.
      • Ginny is called the Lady of Light, which could be considered a reference to her Code Name with the Order of the Phoenix, Galadriel - the character Galadriel in Tolkien's Legendarium is sometimes called the Lady of Light as well.
    • Many members of the Order of the Phoenix have a Code Name.
      • Ariadne's codename is Lightning, for her lightning-bolt scar.
      • Hermione's codename is Helen, as the mythological princess she is named after is the daughter of Helen of Troy.
      • Ginny's codename is Galadriel, for the powerful Elf from the Lord of the Rings.
      • Ron's codename is Riding Hood, a reference to Little Red Riding Hood, a reference to the fact he is a werewolf, and has red hair and red fur in his wolf form.
      • Arthur's codename is Excalibur, for King Arthur's sword.
      • Remus' codename is Romulus, for the other of the twin founders of Rome suckled by a she-wolf.
      • Alastor's codename is Vigilant, for his frequent use of the mantra "Constant Vigilance."
      • An unknown individual's codename is Theseus, first mentioned in Chapter 246, Under a Black Sail. This appears to be a reference to the legend of Ariadne of Crete, where Ariadne helped Theseus through the Labyrinth with a thread.
      • It is revealed in Chapter 262, Theseus, that Code Name Theseus is Draco Malfoy.
    • Averted in Chapter 289, A New Life, where Edward Lupin is instead named Jason Tonks. Justified in that in the canon, Edward Lupin was named after his maternal grandfather who died during the war, but in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Edward Tonks never died, so his grandson is not named after him. Yet at the same time invoked in this chapter, because Jason's middle name is Sirius, named after Sirius Black.
  • Meaningful Rename:
    • Ariadne chooses her name to match Hermione's, as they are both named after Greek princesses. The name was, in a way, partially chosen by Hermione, and Ariadne later uses the memory of choosing the name to cast a Patronus.
    • In Chapter 267, it is revealed that the organization previously known as Dumbledore's Army has renamed itself Ariadne's Thread, to reflect it following Ariadne, not Professor Dumbledore, and the legend her name comes from.
  • Mentor Archetype:
    • The Professor: Averted in the case of Ariadne and Professor Dumbledore; unlike her canon counterpart, Ariadne does not particularly admire Professor Dumbledore, and after Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made, Ariadne's attitude towards him becomes openly hostile, becoming Rage Against the Mentor.
    • After Chapter 107, Accidents and Consequences, Remus becomes something of a mentor to Ronald, after Ronald becomes a werewolf. The two become quite close, seeing one another as packmates.
      • This becomes an example of Surpassed the Teacher, wherein Ronald helps Remus grow as well, helping him see he isn't a monster. In Chapter 154, Safe House, Remus describes himself as having lost his childhood to his own self-hatred (although the perspective Ron has offered isn't quite applicable to Remus due to Ron's relative privilege), and even in this very chapter, Remus begins to be a little more accepting of himself as a werewolf in his behaviour. This has solidified by Chapter 222, The Mentor, where Remus actually states to the class that a young werewolf he is friends with has taught him a better way, and effectively describes Ronald (although he doesn't name him, as Ronald is closeted) in his description of this "third kind." He even rather cheekily has Ronald get involved in the lesson, having him attempt to Stun Remus to demonstrate their magical resistance.
      • Surpassed the Teacher doubles down in Chapter 277, Echoes in Peacetime. After the death of Remus Lupin, Ron is forced to take on the role Remus had played for him for the five new werewolves from the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Mind Rape: Chapters 168, That Wasn't Me, to 178, Occlumency, feature Ariadne being subjected to what is effectively Mind Rape as Professor Snape allegedly attempts to teach her Occlumency. Because she has been subjected to an inordinate amount of trauma, being forced to relive so much of it as her mind is uncontrollably jammed into dozens of flashbacks over and over (because Snape is attempting to force her to anchor herself without figuring out she can eject him, in order to allow him to 'decode' how her mind processes memory) causes her to experience flashbacks frequently even outside of the lessons. As a result, she is extremely mentally fragile for this period, and sometimes struggles to remain grounded in reality.
  • Missing the Good Stuff: Sirius meets up with Lupin to attempt to find Pettigrew mere minutes after Ariadne, Dumbledore, and Lupin caught him
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Ariadne's eyes, as a result of the injury that blinded her, are best described as cloudy grey (even though she is often called the White-Eyed Wonder), as the outer surfaces of her eyes have been (spoilered for unpleasant details) dissolved by a caustic substance at a young age, causing the sclera and irises to effectively melt together. She does not have distinct irises, and her pupils are almost invisible. According to Word of God, "They're not meant to be pretty eyes. Like, they're unique, and so people like the Daily Prophet like them (and almost certainly do the magical equivalent of photoshop on them), but they're not exactly visually appealing... Ariadne's eyes aren't like, cutesy pearl whites, they're kinda disturbingly cloudy grey stuff," and the eyes are based on the writer's late half-blind goat, Brian.
  • Monster Rights Movement: Ariadne, Hermione, Ginny, and Ron all over the course of their school years campaign for the rights of non-humans, which is slightly bolstered when they do this by the fact that Ron is a werewolf, and as such is non-human himself.
    • In Chapter 122, Cygnet Committee, the four form the group SPEER, which stands for the Society for the Promotion of Elven Employment Rights, in response to discovering that Hogwarts 'employs' a contingent of enslaved elves. However, the group is not particularly successful that year due to the Triwizard Tournament, and they are unable to resume it during their next year due to the measures taken by Professor Umbridge. In the 2006-2007 school year, they revive the group.
    • After getting the elves freed in the first term of the 2006-2007 school year, in Chapter 216, Diplomatic Relations, the group form THORN, which stands for The Hogwarts Organization for the Rights of Nonhumans, which at first campaigns to raise the wages of the newly freed elves, and its next goal is stated to be to petition the Board of Governors to make it Hogwarts policy to openly support the attendance of non-human students.
      • Their latter goal would allow Ron to be open about being a werewolf, which makes it personal.
    • The four take the following roles in the group:
      • Hermione: Founder, generally the leader.
      • Ariadne: Public Relations Officer, due to her pre-existing platform. However, when she doesn't have the time, Hermione may take over.
      • Ginny: Marketing and design, Ginny designed the SPEER logo and worked on the designs of their ads.
      • Ron: Treasurer, and the only nonhuman member (although he is not open about being a werewolf).
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • In Chapter 37, Sluggish Bludgers, Ariadne goes from having fun playing Quidditch with the Weasleys to suddenly having to deal with Ginny walking in on her getting changed.
    • Chapter 56, Celebrity Does covers Ariadne doing a signing with Lockhart at Diagon Alley before coming home to the news that Ron got Petrified.
    • In Chapter 142, Blood and Water, Ron is extremely glad to see Percy, who, not knowing Ron is one, nearly immediately calls werewolves monsters and sends him crying outside.
    • Chapter 144, We Are The Champions is one big lull into a false sense of security before Ariadne is suddenly kidnapped by the Alchemist.
    • In Chapter 204, Bleeding Through, Ariadne, Hermione, Ron and Ginny are discussing how Ariadne is in fact seventeen, not sixteen, due to their use of Time Turners and why she is able to order drinks at the Three Broomsticks, when Draco Malfoy walks in and Ariadne senses the cursed necklace.
    • In Chapter 208, When All the World is Warm and Tired, Ariadne and Hermione are chatting about how well Ron did in Quidditch despite the full moon, when Lavender kisses him and Hermione flees - she then cries to Ariadne that she thinks Ron sees her as "too weird" for her autism.
    • Chapter 219, Do The Hippogriff transitions suddenly from Ariadne and Ginny making out on the couch to a tearful conversation about Ariadne's discomfort with her own more physical feelings for Ginny because of public perception of transgender women and her own dysphoria, where Ginny encourages her to let herself think such things.
    • Between Chapters 228, A Matter of Luck, and 229, For Another Ring Was Made, Ariadne starts off high on the Felix Felicis she has taken, but in the final section of Chapter 229, she realizes she is a Horcrux, and ends the chapter sobbing alone.
    • In Chapter 241, Receptive Audience, Ariadne goes from cheerfully discussing accommodations for the legally blind Elphias Doge to reporting the loss of the Burrow's protective wards and subsequently being forced to evacuate, leaving behind Ginny.
    • In Chapter 253, Founders' Effects, Ariadne and Hermione go from discussing Hermione's newfound relationship with Ron, after Ron lovingly brought her a hot chocolate and something to eat while she worked, to a report from 'Theseus' outlining inhumane experiments being conducted by Fenrir Greyback.
  • Muggles Do It Better: In Chapter 278, When Alle Is Fayed, Draco points out that the reason Ariadne was able to deflect the Killing Curse Voldemort shot at her in Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, is because while magical society stagnates, she thinks like a Muggle, and does not blindly believe rules such as 'the killing curse cannot be defended against.' Specifically, the inventive attitude of Muggles - "You think like a Muggle. You saw a problem and invented a spell to do it."
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Averted.
    • In the canon, Ron is antagonistic about anyone dating Ginny, meanwhile in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, he is consistently supportive of Ariadne dating Ginny from the get-go.
    • Ariadne and Ginny routinely encourage Hermione and Ron to date as well, although the pair seem embarrassed by it.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • As the Polyjuice plot never happened in Ariadne's second year (they instead looked up the Malfoy family's history), Hermione never spent time in the Hospital Wing as part-cat. In Chapter 139, Professor Moody, Professor Moody jokes about using cat hair accidentally in Polyjuice Potion; “Don’t want to use cat hair, else Perks here’ll end up in the Hospital Wing coughing up furballs for a week!”
    • In Chapter 122, Cygnet Committee, Ariadne and Ron point out that the name for their elven rights group being the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare and its acronym being SPEW (as it is in canon) would be mocked.
    • In Chapter 138, ...Junior, Ariadne rejects the idea of becoming an Auror after Hogwarts, which is what Harry does in canon.
    • In Chapter 161, Splinter Cell, Firenze calls Ariadne and Hermione the Princesses Among Legend in regards to centaur prophecy. This is the title of Chapter 5, where Ariadne chose her name.
    • In Chapter 166, A Kindred Discovery, Ariadne meets a fellow trans girl, Tori Cobbler-Royal. This character originated in a previous work of AdmiralPegasus', A Familiar Discovery, to which the title of the chapter is also a reference.
    • In Chapter 175, Dumbledore's Army, Ron says that "a terrier ain't a bloody wolf," in reference to Ariadne saying others would have canine Patronuses that would render his werewolf Patronus unremarkable. In canon, Ron's Patronus is a terrier.
    • In Chapter 182, Toe Your Line and Play Their Game, Luna suggests flying using Thestrals to the Ministry of Magic. Ariadne rejects the idea, saying it would take too long and be logistically unfeasible. This is also lampshaded in the notes of chapter 183, Like We Could Fly.
    • In Chapter 203, He's A Keeper, the identity of the Half Blood Prince is not taken to be a serious mystery - Ariadne describes it as "Some edgy twerp’s idea of a cool nickname, no doubt," and has no qualms about showing the book to her sister and peers.
    • In Chapter 227, Like Water Through a Pipe, Ron asks, of Voldemort, "...what kind of idiot Killing Curses a baby? Just drop it out of the window, stab it or something, babies are pretty easy to kill." This is actually used to segue into a more serious conversation about wizarding cultural assumptions about magical rules that don't actually exist.
    • In Chapter 260, Shire. Baggins. Hermione says it'd be funny if she got lycanthropy from Ron via "sloppy werewolf kisses." This is exactly how she got it in the one-shot ''A Litter of Problems.''
    • In Chapter 294, A Funny Little Family, Edward Tonks suggests Hermione take notes on childrearing - Hermione replies that her hands are full of baby, as she's carrying Jason. In A Litter of Problems, Hermione says her guts are full of wolves.
  • My Instincts Are Showing:
    • After becoming a werewolf, Ron has been known to growl at those who anger him or threaten those covered by his pack instinct (his family and close friends), particularly in the early months before he has everything under control such as when Draco Malfoy was transphobic toward and insulted Ariadne in Chapter 114, That's Not the Irish. He also chews on things, eyes thrown objects, and complains that human legs are boring compared to those of his wolf form to run with in Chapter 127, In the Spirit of the Tournament.
    • In Chapter 156, Fifth Years, Ron angrily defends Ariadne from Seamus, and in Chapter 157, Under The Radar, is the one to have a shouting outburst at Professor Umbridge, which lands him in detention instead of Ariadne.
    • In Chapter 169, Under Better Circumstances, Remus administers Intimate Hair Brushing to Sirius, as it is normal behaviour for wolves to engage in social grooming. Notably, in Chapter 216, Diplomatic Relations, Ron actively rejects such behaviour from Lavender, foreshadowing their later breakup, as Ron does not have such feelings for Lavender and as such his werewolf instincts don't show for her. However, in Chapter 257, Christmas in Exile, Ron does engage in these behaviours with Hermione, attempting to comb her hair - only to be told it is a futile endeavour and to just scrub Hermione's back in the shower for her instead.
  • Nerd Glasses: In Chapter 289, A New Life, it is revealed that Hermione needs glasses. After this, she sports a pair of thick-plastic-rimmed glasses, stated to be blue. A picrew-made character portrait shared by the author shows them as blue-rimmed wayfarers. Because of how Ariadne's magical sense works, these appear to have Opaque Lenses to her.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Both Ariadne and Hermione to Ginny and Ron respectively - a little more obviously from Ginny, who will either call Ariadne's intelligence cute or sexy depending on if she's trying to be romantic or tease her.
  • Nervous Wreck: Ariadne is prone to panic attacks and is much more volatile emotionally than Harry. She generally experiences anxiety, and this intensifies after she is traumatized by the return of Voldemort. She is also explicitly described as a nervous wreck by individuals such as Rita Skeeter.
  • New Baby Episode: Chapter 289, A New Life, focuses on Ariadne visiting Nymphadora Tonks and her newborn son.
  • No Peripheral Vision: Inverted. Ariadne's magic sense effectively has nothing BUT peripheral vision, as she constantly senses in every direction, and she is capable of focusing on multiple things at once.
  • Not Her Blood: Invoked twice in Chapter 69, Tears, Ariadne is covered in Basilisk blood when she opens the door of the Chamber of Secrets to meet Professors McGonagall and Flitwick, who understandably freak out, and she has to clarify it's not her blood. Ginny has the same concern earlier, and Ariadne says much the same.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: Ariadne almost always keeps her wand in her sleeve, partially out of paranoia and partially because she often tethers it to her wrist on a string to avoid being successfully disarmed.
  • No-Sell: In Chapter 233, The Ringwraiths Ride In Black, Ariadne takes a nasty curse from Bellatrix Lestrange in the back of the head and sustains no damage due to the Horcrux within her defending itself - this is, funnily enough, the first time Ariadne is hit with a genuinely physically harmful spell in the entire work.
  • Oblivious Transformation: In Chapter 139, Professor Moody, Ron takes Polyjuice Potion as part of a Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson, and barely notices himself changing back. This isn't technically a painless transformation, Sally-Anne Perks says it hurts a lot, but because he is a werewolf, he is used to much worse transformations and has a much higher pain tolerance than the others.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome:
    • Because Kaleidoscopic Grangers is from Ariadne's perspective, some elements of the preparation for the Battle of Hogwarts are "offscreen" in Chapter 269, I Bid You Stand.
  • Off the Rails:
    • In Chapter 106, Fetch, Ron becomes a werewolf. Not only is this a complete divergence from the canon, but was also decided by the author on a whim while taking a shower between writing Chapters 105 and 106.
    • Teased in Chapter 143, The Labyrinth and 144, We Are the Champions, as Ariadne is not sent to the Little Hangleton Graveyard by the Triwizard Cup, implying Ariadne would never do so and Voldemort might not come back. Instead, however, In Spite of a Nail, the Graveyard scene still happens (albeit differently) as the Alchemist kidnaps Ariadne in person at the end of 144, which was a complete chapter meant to lull the reader into a false sense of security.
    • In Chapter 243, The Council of Elrond, it is revealed that because the Grangers moved into 12 Grimmauld Place partially and spent more time there, Mundungus Fletcher never robbed the house - the Locket of Salazar Slytherin is instead found in Kreacher's room. This averts the entire mission to the Ministry of Magic, and averts their being caught by Corban Yaxley, and as such, averts much of their camping. As of the time of this entry, the Grangers and Ron do occasionally still camp but this is reserved for Ron's full moons as a werewolf, and are not forced to leave 12 Grimmauld Place.
    • The currently still being written expanded epilogue content for Kaleidoscopic Grangers bears little resemblance to the events that take place in the canon.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • In Chapter 106, when Ariadne senses that Ron has been infected with lycanthropy, she freezes and goes somewhat numb as she tries to get his attention before taking him to the Hospital Wing urgently.
    • In Chapter 260, Shire. Baggins. Ariadne discovers that they have insufficient potion ingredients to make all five necessary doses of Wolfsbane Potion for Ron's next full moon - after repeatedly swearing and double checking everything, she tells Ron and Hermione, who have their own fearful reaction.
  • One-Gender School: Averted. Beauxbatons and Durmstrang are not One-Gender Schools like they are in the movies.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different:
    • In Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Veela are handled rather differently, particularly surrounding Fleur Delacour (who is an Uneven Hybrid).
      • Veela are however given a slight Retcon around Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore, where some of these traits are introduced, as by Word of God, the author had not fleshed out their interpretation of Veela until around this point.
    • Veela are capable of Voluntary Shapeshifting into a bird-like form, which they can control - this includes the conversion of their arms into wings with feathers and their hands into taloned claws. They also develop powerful wing muscles across their back as shown in Chapter 234, where Fleur is using this ability in combat. Otherwise, they appear human. However, it is implied that only full Veela have the ability to fly, and that part-Veela individuals like Fleur do not gain powerful enough wing muscles.
    • Veela are not technically empaths, but they are capable of broadcasting emotion to others, displayed in Chapter 266, The Last Debate, when Fleur attempts to help calm Ariadne down by broadcasting the emotion of calm into her mind, but Ariadne rejects this using Occlumency. They also have Psychic Radar, which Fleur is able to use to detect the presence of others and even detect if someone is not human, which she later uses to recognize that Ron is who he appears to be, as she can tell he is a werewolf. Their mental abilities manifest to Ariadne as a purple cloud around them that changes shape depending on how it is being used.
    • They are also capable of throwing fireballs.
    • It's also very vaguely implied by Fleur being taller than Bill in slightly later chapters like Chapter 262, Theseus, that in Veela, like most hawks, the females are larger than the males. By Word of Godnote  this is indeed the case. They are also obligate carnivores, as stated in Chapter 276, I See The Shire. As such, Veela lack the ability to properly digest plant matter and depend on nutrients only found in meat.
    • Adult Veela have red eyes, going off Chapter 3, Behold My Future, of ''A Litter of Problems.''
    • The author based the non-human attributes of her interpretation of Veela mostly on the Northern Goshawk.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different:
    • The following characters become werewolves during the story (aside from characters who were already werewolves in canon).
      • In Chapter 106, Fetch, Ronald Weasley.
      • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, multiple people: Lavender Brown, Parvati Patil, Hannah Abbott, Alexander Vaisey and Toby Quill.
    • Like in canon, werewolves are forced to undergo Involuntary Shapeshifting every full moon (for 5 nights), which is a Painful Transformation, and are feral if they haven't taken Wolfsbane potion that day. As of Chapter 104, only 5 percent of British werewolves willing to participate in a study reported even occasional access to Wolfsbane.
    • Remus Lupin's wolf form is described as 'unhealthy,' due to his forced suppression of his condition to keep it hidden - this is what results in his somewhat humanoid appearance. Meanwhile, a healthy werewolf like Ronald Weasley has a far more wolf-like form, to the point of blending in with wolves, and experiences an extensive amount of trait bleedthrough in their human form. This includes reflective eyes, enhanced senses and become Resistant to Magic (which is a point of worry for Ron on many an occasion, particularly Dumbledore's Army, as he is noticeably able to absorb things like weak stunners, and cannot risk this being noticed). They also experience personality changes, in the form of acquiring a pack instinct - which results in them being very protective of their friends and family, becoming anxious in their absence - and a more volatile temper, as well as miscellaneous traits such as an affinity for chewing things, running, etc. Hermione gets Ron a chew necklace for Christmas for this reason.
    • They also undergo changes to their dietary requirements. Remus explains he cannot eat chocolate, and Ron makes himself sick by drinking chocolate milk not long after his initial infection.
    • According to Word of God, werewolves are immune to most human illnesses due to them being incompatible with their cellular differences to humans. However, anything that can infect both humans and canines they can get.
    • Werewolves are facultative carnivores, which means they do best on a predominantly meat-based diet but can obtain nutrients from and digest plant matter. However, relying on a plant-based diet too much is a contributing factor to ill health in both werewolves and Real Life dogs.
    • Alpha and Beta Wolves: Averted (see trope note on real-life inaccuracy). While, as a werewolf, Ron does have a pack instinct, he has no particular desire to become the 'Alpha' of his pack, and views his parents as the proverbial 'Alphas' (although this term is inaccurate, as per the note in the trope). He is shown in Chapter 196, Birthday Girls, to wait until his parents have eaten before he will, despite being the Big Eater - although this is not specifically addressed, he waits until both his mother and his father have eaten.
    • Werewolves also experience Loss of Identity in their wolf forms if they have not taken Wolfsbane Potion, however it appears this is not total - Remus states his own consistently recognized Sirius, and in Chapter 261, Blue, Ron's feral wolf form, Blue, actually recognizes Hermione as his partner (averting Amnesiac Lover), and Ariadne as a member of his pack, indicating in how Ariadne's mind translates his emotion-Parseltongue that Ron, and by extension Blue, sees Ariadne as a sister of sorts. This works both ways, it seems, as Ron later only remembers things Blue felt strongly about - his fear of containment and his concern at being separated from Hermione.
  • Parting Words Regret: Inverted, in that in Chapter 239, Before the Plunge, Ariadne tries to say goodbye to her parents for what she believes is the last time and does not get to communicate how thankful she is to her adoptive family.
  • Parrot Pet Position: In Chapter 279, The Apple Tree, and Chapter 281, Disarmament, Ginny has her Pygmy Puff, Arnold, on her shoulder.
  • Pen Pals: After the Triwizard Tournament, Ron and Fleur become Pen Pals, building on their shared inhumanity, given Fleur's statement that "we nonhumans have to stick together." Ron mentions this in Chapter 238, The Setting of the Board, when he realizes he forgot to tell his peers that Fleur was marrying his brother, Bill.
  • Playing with Fire: By the Battle of Hogwarts, both Ariadne and Ginny can be associated with a lot of offensive fire and explosive magic, with Ariadne pulling Firestorms as a part of her go-to arsenal, and Ginny using some fire as well. In Chapter 285, The Pack Survives, it is revealed that Ginny's propensity for it likely stems from when she wandlessly burned down a huge section of the Forbidden Forest.
    While not fire, Ariadne is also easily associated with lightning, as she uses this almost as much as she does fire, and during Chapter 281, Disarmament, gets a wand based on a Thunderbird tail feather.
  • Portal Door: France has a network of these used to access Beauxbatons.
  • Post-Modern Magik: Both Ariadne and Ron have enchanted MP 3 players that function at Hogwarts despite its interference with technology, Ginny has a miniaturizable drumkit, and Ariadne's guitar strings are enchanted to always stay in tune.
  • Powerful People Are Subs: In Chapter 284, We Could Be Heroes (part 3) Ariadne quite enjoys Ginny telling her what to do - she is used to people looking to her for the answers, and so likes "letting Ginny boss her around."
  • Proper Lady: Lampshaded by Hermione and then averted in Chapter 209, The Witch-King of Angmar, where Cormac McLaggen hits on her and Hermione retorts that if he wants her to behave like a noble lady, she will take her example from Eowyn of Rohan. McLaggen doesn't understand this, until Hermione yells "BEGONE FOUL DWIMMERLAIK, LORD OF CARRION!" (quoting Eowyn from her duel with the Witch King), begins hurling conjured birds at him and then threatens him using the inscription on the One Ring and a number of theatrical effects, which sends him running.
  • Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: In Chapter 285, The Pack Survives, Sally-Anne recites a prophecy Professor Trelawney made regarding the burning of the Forbidden Forest; The spider's web and red wolf's run shall blaze and burn at the setting of the sun.
  • Relationship Upgrade:
    • In Chapter 130, Flying Off From a Cliff, Ariadne and Ginny confirm that they are a couple, after both assumed so but never said it, resulting in a misunderstanding when Ariadne told Viktor they were just friends because Ariadne didn't know if they were.
    • In Chapter 142, Blood and Water, Sirius confirms that Remus is his partner. He elaborates that he and Remus were both alone for a long time, and that "werewolves don't function well alone." He also confirms that Remus is just as good a snog as he was in their teenage years. This is later confirmed further in Chapter 153, The Order of the Phoenix.
    • In Chapter 252, Dream On, Ron confesses his feelings for Hermione, and the pair become a couple, as Hermione in response confesses her own, revealing that her Patronus is a wolf, like his.
  • Right Behind Me: In Chapter 142, Blood and Water, Percy goes on a tangent about how werewolves are monsters, and while he is referring to Remus Lupin, whose employment at Hogwarts he saw as dangerous due to Lupin being a werewolf, Ron, directly behind him and unknown to Percy, is also a werewolf, and he is therefore by implication calling Ron a monster. As soon as Percy leaves, Ron breaks down crying.
  • Scars Are Forever:
    • As of the end of Chapter 110, Full Moon Rising, Ron has a scar that runs down his nose and left cheek. He also has other scars on his torso and arms, but these are not typically visible.
    • As of Chapter 124, A Proven Strategy, Ariadne has a large burn scar up her back from the Welsh Green's fire, which Madam Pomfrey says was a wonder didn't paralyze her. As a Continuity Nod, in Conflicting Schedules, Ariadne did in fact suffer extensive nerve damage from this injury, and although Madam Pomfrey was able to mitigate it, she still has some nerve damage and has to use a wheelchair.
    • As of Chapter 257, Christmas in Exile, Ariadne has a long raking scar up her outer right arm, due to how she got Nagini off of her during the fight with her in Chapter 256, To Cut the Head Off the Snake.
  • Secretly Dying: After Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made, Ariadne is aware that she is a Horcrux and as such that her death is necessary if Voldemort is to be killed. Ariadne chooses not to tell her friends, not wanting them to grieve her before she even dies.
  • See the Invisible: As Ariadne can see magic, any magical invisibility is completely ineffective when used against her, and if anything makes its user more visible to her.
  • See Water: Inverted: Ariadne's magic sense does not work at all underwater, negating any of her usual disability aids. This becomes a particular problem for the second task of the Triwizard Tournament.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The David Bowie song Rebel Rebel is referenced a number of times throughout the fic.
    • In an example of Titled After the Song, lyrics from other songs such as Changes, Cygnet Committee, Lady Stardust,Life on Mars, Magic Carpet Ride, Romantic Flight, The Show Must Go On, and We Are the Champions among others have also been used as chapter titles.
    • Ariadne is known to also listen to Led Zeppelin, specifically Gallows Pole and The Battle of Evermore.
    • Ariadne and Hermione are known to have enjoyed the movie Labyrinth.
      • In Chapter 143, The Labyrinth, the Grangers sing Magic Dance, and Ariadne tests if saying "piece of cake" affects the maze like it does the Labyrinth in the movie.
    • David Bowie is most likely to be the favourite musician of the Grangers, and Ariadne often plays his music on her guitar. Ginny has been known to join in, having bought a second hand CD player and CDs and learning the lyrics to Rebel Rebel at some point before Chapter 94, Historical Inaccuracies.
    • In Chapter 23, one of Gilderoy Lockhart's books is called The Gallant Grindylow Grievances of Gilderoy Lockhart. This is pointed out in the chapter's notes as a stylistic reference to Critical Role and Taryon Darrington's book in the story, The Daring Trials and Tribulations of Taryon Darrington.
    • As of Chapter 149, Lived It Ten Times or More, Ron's favourite song is Werewolves of London.
    • Ron plays background music for Dumbledore's Army in Chapter 164, Illicit Activities, and this includes Queen's A Kind of Magic.
    • In Chapter 170, Fear of Change, Ariadne plays Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie on the electric guitar she gets from Sirius for Christmas.
    • Ariadne and Hermione are mentioned to be fans of The Lord Of The Rings series. Hermione compares Ariadne's dragonhide robes to Mithril in Chapter 131, Thread, Antlers and Money, and Ginny borrows Hermione's copy of The Fellowship of the Ring to read during an appointment at Saint Mungo's in Chapter 140, Witch Weekly. Ginny also borrows Hermione's copy of The Return of the King, for her next appointment in Chapter 150, The Sorceress. During Professor Moody's lesson on Polyjuice Potion, Lavender asks Sally-Anne (who is Polyjuiced as Hermione) and Hermione where Frodo Baggins comes from as an identification question in Chapter 139, Professor Moody.
      • Ariadne directly quotes the elvish text from the Doors of Durin in Chapter 162, Just What We Needed.
      • Ginny takes in enough of its lore to, between chapters 191 and 192, choose to select the codename Galadriel for herself within the Order of the Phoenix.
    • Ariadne and Hermione watched (or in Ariadne's case, listened to) Doctor Who, and Ariadne wrote an essay about it in Muggle Studies. Sirius has mentioned watching the 2005 revival with the Grangers.
      • In Chapter 99, Canis Major, Sirius mentions that Lily would have called Ariadne "Holly" if she'd been born a cis girl. This is a reference to Magical Metamorphosis, which also follows a transfem Girl Who Lived called Holly Potter.
      • In Chapter 150, the Grangers watch the Doctor Who episode The Parting of the Ways. Ariadne recognizes the voice of David Tennant, mistaking it for that of Barty Crouch Jr. Both the Tenth Doctor and Barty Crouch Junior were played by David Tennant in real life.
    • The title of Chapter 141, Romantic Flight, is a reference to How To Train Your Dragon.
    • The title of Chapter 109, The Confession of Melion, is a reference to the Arthurian werewolf Melion.
    • In Chapter 171: Eleven on Eleven, Tori says of her mother "I think she'd rather have her perfect little Belgarion." This is a reference to the Belgariad, a book series by David Eddings, where Belgarion (or Garion) is a powerful sorcerer. After she comes out to her parents via post in Chapter 174, A Dog's Life, she says her mother has started calling her "her Ce'nedra," which is the name of Belgarion's wife.
    • The title of Chapter 173, The Wolf Among Us, is based on the game of the same name.
    • The title of Chapter 174, A Dog's Life, while being derived from the saying, is also derived from the song of the same name by Miracle of Sound, a song about the video game The Wolf Among Us, which served as the name for Chapter 173.
    • The titles of Chapters 181-185 are all lyrics of songs sung at the Queen performance at Live Aid: In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud, Toe Your Line and Play Their Game, Like We Could Fly, Here We Stand, and Here We Fall. Chapter 183's name being from Radio Gaga and the rest from Hammer to Fall.
    • Chapter 186 is itself called Hammer to Fall. The names of chapters 181-186 are all also a Call-Back, to Chapter 170, Fear of Change, where Sirius confirms that he, James, Lily, Remus and Peter all went to the Live Aid performance - and Sirius dies in Chapter 185.
    • Chapter 188, This Time Tomorrow, and Chapter 189, Carry On, Carry On, are named for the line "If I'm not back again this time tomorrow, carry on, carry on," from Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, regarding Sirius' death.
    • Chapter 192, Who Wants to Live Forever is named after the Queen song by the same name.
    • Chapter 207, The Lions, The Witch, and The Werewolf is a play on The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
    • Chapter 208, When All The World is Warm And Tired is a lyric from the song Letter to Hermione.
    • Chapter 209, The Witch-King of Angmar, is a reference to Lord of the Rings, and during it, Hermione quotes what Eowyn says to the Witch-King at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields; "Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion!"
    • Chapter 217, Annatar, Lord of Gifts, is a reference to the Silmarillion - Annatar, Lord of Gifts was the identity Sauron assumed in order to trick the Elves into helping him make the Rings of Power.
    • Chapter 218, There And Back Again, is named after the subtitle to the 1937 Hobbit novel.
    • Chapter 220, Celebrimbor's Shame is a similar shout-out as 217, Annatar, Lord of Gifts, as Celebrimbor was one of the Elves Sauron tricked with the identity of Annatar, and in this case "Celebrimbor" refers to Professor Slughorn.
    • Also in Chapter 220, Ariadne refers to The Art of War as justification for her questions. She had previously said she'd been reading it in Chapter 213, Gathering Intelligence.
    • In Chapter 225, Writing Home, Ariadne plays The Battle of Evermore on her guitar. To her curiosity, Ron plays Letter to Hermione on his flute.
    • The title of Chapter 226, The Lady of the Lake, is a rather direct reference to Arthurian myth, especially as Ariadne effectively offers Draco Excalibur - Arthur's codename as a contact for him to reach the Order of the Phoenix.
    • In Chapter 228, A Matter of Luck, Ariadne tells Hagrid he likely wouldn't enjoy Tolkien's Legendarium, because of his fondness for spiders - "the only spiders in it are Ungoliant, Shelob, and the Spiders of Mirkwood, and they're all evil."
    • The title of Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made is a reference to the opening to the prologue to The Fellowship of the Ring, wherein Galadriel describes the creation of the One Ring. In this case, it refers to Voldemort creating another Horcrux in Ariadne.
    • The title of Chapter 230, The World Is Grey is in fact a lyric from The Song of Durin by JRR Tolkien.
    • The titles of Chapter 231, The Queen of Light, Chapter 232, From the Dragon of Darkness, Chapter 233, The Ringwraiths Ride in Black, and Chapter 235, The Woe of Aftermath, are lyrics to the song The Battle of Evermore by Led Zeppelin.
    • In Chapter 231, Hermione gifts Ariadne a dagger designed to replicate that of Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings movies - it is inscribed with "Ariádnē arimelda na onórë seldëye," which in Tolkien's Quenya roughly means "Ariadne is the dearest sister and daughter."
    • Also in Chapter 231, Ariadne recites the line "Do not go gentle into that good night" from the poem of the same name to herself.
    • Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore is named after the Led Zeppelin song by the same name.
    • In Chapter 235, The Woe of Aftermath, Ron absently starts mumbling the chorus to I'm Gonna Be by the Proclaimers, when Hermione states their range of Apparation is 500 miles.
    • Chapter 243, The Council of Elrond is named after the meeting in The Fellowship of the Ring. In it, Ron attempts to destroy the Locket of Salazar Slytherin with a simple Reductor Curse, much like Gimli attempts to destroy the One Ring with his axe, and Hermione acknowledges this, first calling him Gimli and then quoting Elrond at him.
    • Chapter 246, Under a Black Sail is a reference to the legend of Theseus, wherein Theseus flew a black sail on his return to Athens. It also introduces an unknown member of the Order of the Phoenix giving a report using the Code Name Theseus.
    • In Chapter 247, Supplies, Ariadne absently sings Aerosmith's Ramble On, and later, Dream On comes on on the radio.
    • Chapter 248, The Three Hunters is named as a reference to Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli of The Lord of the Rings, who are known as the same after the breaking of the Fellowship.
    • Chapter 252, Dream On, is named after the Aerosmith song of the same name. Also during the chapter, the song plays, and as Ron and Hermione have their Relationship Upgrade, they sing it.
    • Chapter 260, Shire. Baggins. is named after the two words Gollum gave that led the Nazgul to Bag End in the Lord of the Rings. Appropriately, the chapter features a coded message being decoded mentioning Voldemort's intent on the security of a vault in Gringotts, wherein one of his Horcruxes is hidden.
    • In the opening notes of Chapter 264, Hidden in Plain Sight, the narrations of Rassilon in the Doctor Who episode The End of Time are quoted. This is appropriate, given that the quote is about "the final day," which was a direct reference to Chapters 264-275 being the final day of the Second Wizarding War.
    • Chapter 266, The Last Debate is named after the chapter in The Return of the King where the captains of the West hold a counsel and decide to march on the Black Gate. Appropriately, this is the chapter where the group comprising of Ariadne, Hermione, Ron, Remus, Bill, Fleur, Alastor, Dobby, Luna, and Draco decide to travel to Hogwarts and ambush Voldemort. Lampshaded in the notes where the movie line where Gimli says "Certainty of death! Small chance of success! What are we waiting for?" is quoted.
    • Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron, is named for the character who parleys with the Men of the West at the Black Gate. Appropriately, Severus Snape fills this role.
    • Chapter 269, I Bid You Stand, is named after a line by Aragorn in the leadup to the Battle of the Black Gate. During the chapter, Hermione quotes Theoden before the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, which Ariadne points out to be inaccurate, calling the impending Battle of Hogwarts more akin to the Battle of the Black Gate.
    • Chapter 270, This Day We Fight, is also named after an Aragorn line.
    • Chapter 271, The Fires of Mount Doom is named for the volcano where the One Ring was forged and later destroyed in The Lord of the Rings - it erupts after this, and Frodo and Sam are forced to flee. The remaining Horcrux severely damages the Room of Requirement in this chapter, requiring the trio to flee it before it collapses.
    • Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate is named for the battle of the same name in The Return of the King, which Ariadne compared the Battle of Hogwarts to in Chapter 269, I Bid You Stand.
    • Chapter 274, The Grey Havens, is named after the harbour from which the Elves set off to Valinor, the Undying Lands, in Lord of the Rings. In the chapter, Ariadne states her decision to come back to life by telling the dream version of Hermione "I shall not be taking the ship to Valinor this day."
      • Also in Chapter 274 are two subtle references to Gandalf's speech on his coming back - "Darkness took her..." and "...felt life in her again" .
    • In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne quotes Gandalf, yelling to Voldemort to "STAY THIS MADNESS!"
    • Chapter 276, I See The Shire, is named after Frodo's line to Samwise Gamgee after the One Ring is destroyed and Sauron defeated.
    • Chapter 278, When Alle Is Fayed, is named after part of one of Agnes Nutter's prophecies in Good Omens. In the TV Series, the scene where this is read is where Crowley offers to let Aziraphale stay at his place. In this chapter, Ariadne offers to let Draco stay at her place.
    • Chapters 282 to 284, We Could Be Heroes (Part 1 to Part 3 respectively), are named for a lyric from David Bowie's Heroes.
    • Chapter 285, The Pack Survives, is named after the quote from Game Of Thrones said by Ned and Sansa Stark, that 'When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.'
    • In Chapter 285, The Pack Survives, Tori again mentions the Malloreon, and how in it, Belgarion catastrophically altered the weather and how he can transform himself into a wolf whenever he wants.
    • Chapter 286, We Won't Find Ourselves Alone Again, is named after a lyric from Miracle of Sound's song Take it Back.
    • Chapter 287, We're All Someone's Son, is named after a lyric from the song You're the Voice.
    • In Chapter 287, Draco mentions Geordi LaForge from Star Trek: The Next Generation, saying he watched some of it with the Tonkses, likening Geordi to Ariadne for his blindness and superficially similar aid - comparing her glasses to his VISOR.
    • Chapter 288, You're the Voice, is named after the John Farnham song of the same name.
    • In Chapter 293, Having a Jam, the New Marauders record a song for a cover album - Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon. Hermione apparently is also working on arrangements for three songs from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and they plan to record a cover of Queen's Who Wants to Live Forever last.
    • In Chapter 294, A Funny Little Family, Hermione hums Roads Go Ever On to Jason.
    • In Chapter 296, Coming Together, Draco quotes Captain Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation, saying "a person's life hinges on each of a thousand choices, living is making choices..." from A Matter of Time, and "...but the effort yields its own rewards," from The Offspring.
  • Shield Bash: In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Ariadne invokes this using a magic shield, slamming someone "across the courtyard."
  • Signature Move: Arguably, Ariadne's frequent use of the Bombarda spell. She has used the spell in combat nineteen times as of this entry, five of those occasions having been lethal. This is also lampshaded in notes, comments and discussions of the series, given Ariadne has used the spell in nearly every major confrontation, including against the Acromantula and a Blast-Ended Skrewt in Chapter 143, The Labyrinth, and even against Voldemort in Chapter 145, The Resurrection, although she did not hit him and it is not stated if he was her target as opposed to the grave she hit.
    • In Chapter 68, Heir of Gryffindor, she uses it to kill the Basilisk in the Chamber Of Secrets, using it on the unprotected inside of the snake's mouth.
    • In Chapter 124, A Proven Strategy, where she does the same thing to the Welsh Green dragon as the Basilisk, although she has to specifically use the Bombarda Maxima variant.
    • In Chapter 143, The Labyrinth, she kills the Blast-Ended Skrewt that was attacking Cedric with it.
    • In Chapter 185, Here We Fall, Ariadne blows up a wall directly in front of a flying Death Eater. It is not explicitly stated, but it is implied later by the count of Death Eaters arrested later and confirmed by Word of God that this killed the Death Eater in question.
    • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, she kills "a dozen" Death Eaters by obliterating a staircase.
  • Sleeping Single: In Chapter 253, Founders' Effects, it is stated that Hermione and Ron do not share a bed despite being in a relationship. Justified in that Hermione is autistic and finds trying to sleep with someone else in the bed physically uncomfortable, and does not denote a failing relationship.
  • Sliding Scale of Animal Communication: In Chapter 261, Blue, Ariadne realizes that Ron's wolf form without Wolfsbane, conveniently named Blue, could retain Ron's ability to communicate in Parseltongue. This works, although Blue does not use words as such, his "speech" is more along the lines of communicating emotions to Ariadne.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • In Chapter 143, The Labyrinth, Cedric Diggory wasn't brought to the graveyard with Ariadne, allowing him to live. He later goes on to join Dumbledore's Army in Chapter 161, Splinter Cell, alongside Zhou. He would later go on to join the Order of the Phoenix and participates in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore.
    • In Chapter 237, Regrouping, Ariadne and the Grangers are Apparated to the Burrow, averting the equivalent of the Battle of the Seven Potters. As a result, Alastor Moody is not killed in the battle.
    • For the same reason, George's ear.
    • In Chapter 262, Theseus, it is shown that Dobby survived the events of Malfoy Manor, although whether he assisted in the rescue of Draco Malfoy is unstated. Instead of being buried at Shell Cottage, he seems to just be staying there. He later participates in the heist on Gringotts in Chapter 264, Hidden in Plain Sight and Chapter 265, Defensive Lines.
    • In Chapter 264, Hidden in Plain Sight, Draco casts the Imperius curse on Ricbert, not Bogrod, and as such Bogrod does not come down to the vaults and get burned by the dragon. Ricbert is stated to still be alive in Chapter 281, Disarmament.
    • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Lavender Brown does not die of her injuries as she does in the canon but is rescued despite being badly injured. She lives on as a werewolf.
    • Because the Battle of Hogwarts takes place three months early, a number of people who died later in the war do not. The following are the ones named in canon.
      • Dirk Cresswell, who according to canon would have died in March.
      • Gornuk, who like Cresswell would have died in March.
      • Edward Tonks, Nymphadora's father, who like Cresswell would have died in March.
      • Nymphadora Tonks, because she was still heavily pregnant and as such did not go to the Battle of Hogwarts at all.
  • Spider Swarm: Averted.
    • In their second year, Ariadne and Ron never encounter the Acromantula nest in the forest, as Ron is Petrified over Christmas, and Ariadne and Hermione dismiss the possibility of Hagrid being anything other than framed immediately.
    • It is stated in the notes of Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, that unlike in canon, there were no Acromantulae in the Battle of Hogwarts, but the reason for this was unknown.
      The reason for this is revealed in Chapter 285, The Pack Survives. At some point during the year, Ginny was forced to burn down a huge area of the forest, which burned out the Acromantula nest.
  • Stable Time Loop: Ariadne, who makes use of a Time Turner in addition to Hermione, inadvertently has to create a stable time loop in order to catch Peter Pettigrew in Chapter 97, Rat Hunt, after failing to catch him because of her stammer (failing to speak the incantation of Petrificus Totalus). She chases Pettigrew up to the Astronomy Tower, wherein she finds her future self having caught him, creating a Bootstrap Paradox. As such, she goes back in time and catches Pettigrew. The timeline is not damaged, but Ariadne is given a warning by the Department of Mysteries for it.
  • Starts Stealthily, Ends Loudly: Ariadne has a far different approach to the dragon in the Triwizard Tournament than Harry, wherein she attempts to blind it and then sneak past it. She falls in her attempt to quietly climb up a rock and gets the dragon's attention, losing the blindness jinx she'd placed on it before she is forced to kill the dragon.
  • Stress Vomit: In Chapter 250, The Hard Bit, Ariadne vomits upon the realization that Ginny is at Hogwarts and that Hogwarts is controlled by Voldemort.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic: For the most part, the fic treats magic as a scientific pursuit, which comes into play when Ariadne and Hermione create spells and enchantments, having to actually perform calculations and script them much like a computer program.
  • Super Fly Reflexes: In Chapter 203, He's A Keeper, where, in the movie, Cormac catches a fly, Ron does instead. Ron has better reflexes as a werewolf.
  • Supernaturally Validated Trans Person:
    • The Sorting Hat recognizes Ariadne's gender and in fact bases her placement in Gryffindor on the fact that her "truths take courage."
    • Ariadne is able to walk up the staircase to the girl's dorms without the spell that stops boys from going up activating.
    • Her name is also marked as Ariadne Granger on the Marauder's Map, as opposed to her deadname.
    • Unicorns are known to prefer girls to boys, and the unicorn they interact with in their Care of Magical Creatures exam likes Ariadne more than it does even her cis girl classmates. It is however a little hesitant due to her association with Ron, who is a werewolf.
  • Survival Mantra: Although out-of-universe it was meant to be much more pronounced but just never fit as well as expected, Ariadne occasionally repeats analyze the situation to herself in stressful situations, beginning in Chapter 132, Eureka. This was originally meant to become much more frequent and border on becoming a Madness Mantra after Voldemort's resurrection, but it never fit.
  • Technicolor Fire: Justified, in that the only fire Ariadne can sense is magical fire, which appears as different colours to her.
    • Averted with Floo fire specifically, which appears orange to her.
  • Team Chef: Among the New Marauders, Ron is the only one with any actual skill at cooking. He more significantly becomes this during the equivalent of the Deathly Hallows, as he is effectively the Grangers' chef.
  • That's Gotta Hurt: In Chapter 105, The New Marauders, Ron says of Lupin's transformation, "Bloody hell, that must hurt." Despite the author not having planned it until between chapters 105 and 106, Ron is the one who becomes a werewolf and later goes through the same thing.
  • The Berserker: Ron, whenever someone he cares about is hurt or attacked. In Chapter 157, Under The Radar, Ron is the one who yells at Professor Umbridge when she says Ariadne is a liar, and in Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore, he nearly kills Fenrir Greyback for attacking his brother. His father is aware of this, and in Chapter 274, The Grey Havens, stands in front of him because he "could very easily do something stupid" after having just lost his brother and mentor. Justified in that Ron is a werewolf and has a strong pack instinct.
    • Remus tries to be this in Chapter 185, Here We Fall, after Bellatrix kills Sirius, whom he was romantically involved with. He is prevented from doing this and likely getting himself killed by Ron, who is stronger than him. Justified for the same reason as Ron, because he is a werewolf with a strong pack instinct.
  • The Cavalry: In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, when the shield around Hogwarts falls, a charge of centaurs, Veela, and those witches and wizards who were unable to get into Hogwarts before the defences went up attacks the army of Death Eaters from the woods.
  • The Clan: Various elements of nobility and/or powerful families in the wizarding world are expanded upon in Ariadne's sixth year at Hogwarts after Sirius left Ariadne and her family the House of Black, making them the House of Granger. This even gives them titles (Hermione being Lady Hermione because she is the eldest daughter, and Ariadne being Mistress Ariadne, and their parents being Lord and Lady Granger respectively) and a degree of political power, which they use in their social activism movements.
    • Ginny designs a crest for the House of Granger, which is deliberately an inversion of that of the House of Black.
    • The family choose the motto Eruditio et Incrementum, which is Latin for "learning and growth."
    • Ariadne even makes herself and Hermione signet rings for social events, as it's the sort of thing expected of them. Ariadne later gives hers to Ginny as a symbolic Heirloom Engagement Ring during the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Their First Time: In Chapters 282 through 284, titled We Could Be Heroes, Ariadne and Ginny have sex for the first time.
  • Theme Naming: Occasionally, chapter titles around eventful battles share a theme.
    • The chapters surrounding the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and Sirius' death are all named after lyrics of Queen songs, mostly from the Live Aid performance.
    • The chapters surrounding the Battle of the Astronomy Tower and Dumbledore's death are all named after lyrics to the song The Battle of Evermore, with the chapter of the battle itself being Titled After the Song.
    • The chapters surrounding the Battle of Hogwarts are mostly named after things from The Lord of the Rings to do with the Battle of the Black Gate, and this is lampshaded in-fic by Ariadne comparing the upcoming battle to it. Chapter 272 is named The Battle of the Black Gate.
  • The Power of Family: Ariadne is literally protected by this once she is adopted by the Grangers.
    • Unlike the canon, this is not based on her blood and as such Voldemort does not breach the protection by using her blood in the resurrection ritual.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The Grangers give one to Dumbledore about his repeated failure to keep Ariadne safe, following her kidnapping to be used in the ritual to bring back Voldemort.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Inverted - Ron is the only boy in the New Marauders, alongside three girls.
  • The Team: Ariadne, Hermione, Ron, and Ginny, sometimes brand themselves as the New Marauders, and are rarely seen apart - so rarely that in Chapter 206, Like Pulling Teeth, Cormac McLaggen correctly figures out that Ron's a werewolf almost entirely based on that.
    • The Leader: For the most part in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Ariadne isn't actually The Leader of the New Marauders; Hermione is. Hermione falls under the category of the Levelheaded Leader, being logical and often more objective. However, this is occasionally a weakness, as she doesn't address her own losses - when bad things happen, Hermione gets things done but doesn't seem to know how to grieve.
      In combat, however, Ariadne is usually The Leader. Hermione doesn't kill anyone or anything during the story of Kaleidoscopic Grangers, while Ariadne is the magical heavy-hitter of the New Marauders, in conjunction with Ginny. This is most obvious in Chapter 265, Defensive Lines, where Ariadne explicitly takes command from Hermione, telling the group to stay behind her. However, in terms of overall planning, Hermione is The Leader.
      Appropriately, as Ariadne and Hermione share this role, they also share a title in Centaur prophecies.
    • The Lancer: In combative circumstances where Ariadne has taken the role of The Leader, Ginny. Ginny is confident where Ariadne is meek, and where a large part of Ariadne's power comes from her precision (which itself is part of her Disability Superpower), Ginny is a brute-force magic user, punching through shields rather than deliberately piercing them.
      In more general planning terms when Hermione is The Leader, Ariadne starts off as The Lancer but is replaced by Ron as she becomes more and more anxious and lacking in confidence.
    • The Big Guy: After Chapter 107, Fetch, Ron. Ron is the undisputed tank of the group, able to shrug off magic as a werewolf and throw people across rooms nearly effortlessly. In Chapter 234, The Battle of Evermore, Ron nearly beats fellow werewolf Fenrir Greyback to death with his bare hands, and would have succeeded had he not forgotten that Greyback knew how to fly.
  • Third Party Stops Attack: Happens four times in Chapter 275, The Dark Lord.
    • First, Voldemort throws a shield between Ariadne and Nagini as she is about to strike her.
    • Second and third, as Neville is about to kill Nagini, Voldemort tries to stop him by killing Neville. Ariadne then stops HIS attack by shielding Neville.
    • Fourth, during his duel with Ariadne, Voldemort, becoming desperate, attempts to attack Ginny. Ariadne cuts him off immediately.
  • Third Wheel: During the equivalent of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ariadne becomes the Third Wheel to Ron and Hermione (Hermione is even The Leader instead of Ariadne), despite being in a relationship with Ginny, after being separated from Ginny.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted. Ariadne has very few qualms about killing people during the war, unlike her more pacifistic counterpart in the canon. On one occasion (in Chapter 268, The Mouth of Sauron) she even opens a fight by immediately killing one of her opponents, in the case of Snape and the Carrows at the opening of the Battle of Hogwarts - she fries Alecto Carrow with a bolt of lightning before she and McGonagall take on Amycus Carrow and Snape.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Ron Weasley goes from the sort of goofy comic friend who feels as if he is being replaced by his sister to an incredibly valuable member of the New Marauders by way of becoming a werewolf, affording him greater strength and enhanced senses that prove very useful.
    • After spending 74 chapters (from Chapter 76, Important Discussions to Chapter 150, The Sorceress) with her magic medically suppressed, Ginny is released from this effect. She immediately demonstrates that she is now extremely powerful magically after spending two years with her arms proverbially tied behind her back magically by casting Ariadne's modification to Lumos which creates a cloud of points of light (Lumos Astra) which is so voluminous it whites out Ariadne's magic sense.
      • In Chapter 272, The Battle of the Black Gate, Ginny demonstrates that this has escalated to the extreme during her time at Hogwarts while Ariadne was hunting Horcruxes, as she is capable of incredibly powerful wandless magic.
    • After Chapter 258, The Deathly Hallows, arguably, Ariadne, as she becomes significantly more driven to win the war in the revelation she will have a life after it. In Chapter 265, Defensive Lines, she takes the brunt of the fighting against the guards in Gringotts with seemingly no difficulty at all, it being described as "child's play." This is also contributed to by her having the Elder Wand, a wand uniquely powerful in combat.
  • Underestimating Badassery: In Chapter 275, The Dark Lord, Ariadne faces Voldemort one last time - however, unlike the canon, Ariadne last saw Voldemort in the Department of Mysteries, she never encountered him during an equivalent of the Battle of the Seven Potters. Due to this, the last time Voldemort saw her, she was terrified of him, leading him to catastrophically underestimate her during his final encounter with her, during which she is so confident she has almost the polar opposite reaction to him.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Dennis and Valerie Granger take most everything about magic in their stride, and Valerie states in Chapter 152, 12 Grimmauld Place "Honestly, at this point nothing surprises me. ‘Mione comes home with enchantment homework, Ariadne has a racing broomstick, we get mail from owls, their best friend is a werewolf. I mean, we’re sitting in a flying, invisible, bigger on the inside Ford Anglia driving over London... Her godfather spent twelve years in a magic prison that sucks the soul out of you and can turn into a german shepherd on command, this stuff is weird, I don’t question it anymore."
  • Unnaturally Blue Lighting: The Aurum Radia spell Ariadne uses to sense shape gives her a completely blue version of the world.
  • Wham Episode!:
    • Chapter 49, Lightning Strikes, features the reveal of Ariadne as the Girl Who Lived to the wizarding world.
    • Chapter 107, Accidents and Consequences, features Ronald Weasley finding out that because of a freak accident throwing a ball with Mooney, he is now a werewolf.
    • Chapter 145, The Resurrection, features the resurrection of Lord Voldemort.
    • Chapter 185, Here We Fall, features the death of Sirius Black. Not only does this lead to six chapters after Chapter 186, Hammer to Fall, which are largely dedicated to the grief of his loss, but he also bequeaths Ariadne his home, as well as the House of Black, which are both great changes in the dynamic of the story.
    • Chapter 186, Hammer to Fall, marks the first time Ariadne has faced Voldemort since the Little Hangleton Graveyard, and after confronting him, both she and the narrative itself start calling him Voldemort again (having called him by the usual euphemisms for him, You Know Who and the like), showing that while she is still afraid, she has faced her fear. Much like in the canon, Voldemort's return is made known to the wizarding world, and the war becomes open.
    • In Chapter 229, For Another Ring Was Made, Ariadne discovers she is a Horcrux significantly earlier than Harry does, immediately upon learning what they are. This marks a significant shift in Ariadne's mentality, as she becomes near-suicidal and depressed due to knowing her death is inevitable, necessary, and likely soon.
    • Chapter 241, Receptive Audience ends in Ginny urging Hermione to take Ariadne and Disapparate - as a result, Ariadne is separated from Ginny, and is immediately worried for her.
  • Wolves Always Howl at the Moon: Subverted; in Chapter 127, In the Spirit of the Tournament, after Ariadne jokes that Ron has "first hand experience howling at the moon" (as he is a werewolf) Ron replies that he has never actually done that, and that it's "a bit cliche."
  • Worth Living For: In Chapter 258, The Deathly Hallows, Ariadne discovers that she is the Mistress of Death, and as such will survive the destruction of the Horcrux she carries. This results in a massive boost in Ariadne's drive to win the war, having been depressed and unwilling to continue before this, now that she has a life waiting for her after it.
  • Your Head Asplode: Ariadne kills both the Basilisk and the Welsh Green via the Bombarda spell blowing up their heads. She also attempted to cast it at Voldemort in the graveyard, but it's debatable whether her target was Voldemort or the scenery in an attempt to distract him.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are!:
    • Something Ariadne's friends and family consistently tell her, as Ariadne is often plagued by self-doubt. She largely believed them, thanks to the proof that was winning the Triwizard Tournament, right up until she was kidnapped and her brief confidence was shattered.
    • Ariadne and Hermione give a small version of this speech to Ron in Chapter 252, Dream On.
    • Ariadne and Hermione give Draco a version of this speech in Chapter 278, When Alle Is Fayed.

There are also several spin-off fics related to Kaleidoscopic Grangers. They are listed below in order of publication:

Princess

Princess is a one-shot following a werewolf version of Ariadne Granger completing the third task of the Triwizard tournament. This piece provides examples of:
  • Alternate Timeline: In this timeline, Ariadne became a werewolf before the Triwizard Tournament, however little of note appears to have changed about her story until the Third Task.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: Princess (Ariadne's wolf form) gets showered in the blood of both an Acromantula and a Blast-Ended Skrewt over the course of the piece, as she fights them physically with her claws and teeth as opposed to spells in the main fic.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Ariadne, in this fic, allows herself to growl and express being a werewolf around those who know, before revealing herself to the entire world by winning as Princess.
  • Oh, Crap!: Princess gets very near to biting Cedric Diggory before Cedric's panic makes her realize she is being affected by the maze's mental effect, which causes her to react with fear as she watches it release her.
  • Painful Transformation: Ariadne transforms into Princess during the piece, and the lycanthropic transformation is depicted as being incredibly painful, and details such as the alterations to her spine, limbs, hips, skull, and lungs are described.

Conflicting Schedules

Conflicting Schedules is a longer-running (originally intended to be a one-shot) side fic where Ariadne is both a werewolf and sustained moderate nerve damage during the first task of the Triwizard Tournament. Unlike Princess, where that version of Ariadne uses the third task to reveal that she's a werewolf, this version of Ariadne tries to get it rescheduled, inadvertently tells Cornelius Fudge, and is both outed and expelled from Hogwarts, along with Ron. This piece provides examples of:
  • Affectionate Nickname: In the same moment an In-Series Nickname, the banner Hermione and Ginny hold says "ARIADNE GRANGER: THE #1 WHITE-EYED WEREWOLF" instead of "ARIADNE GRANGER: THE #1 TRIWIZARD CHAMPION" which it says in Kaleidoscopic Grangers.
  • Alternate Timeline: In this timeline, Ariadne was accidentally infected with lycanthropy by Ron on his first full moon, and as a result of the Triwizard Tasks being on full moons, she has not done as well in the Tournament, suffering permanent nerve damage in the First Task. How she completed the second is unspecified. Ariadne attempts to get the Third Task, which would fall during a time she would transform during, rescheduled, and ends up outed to the entire Wizarding world and expelled from Hogwarts.
  • Dark Secret: The premise of the spin-off is a werewolf version of Ariadne trying to hide what she is, and failing.
  • In-Series Nickname: see Affectionate Nickname.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Fleur Delacour's friendship with Ron applies also to Ariadne here, where their shared inhumanity is a point of bonding - Fleur repeats her main fic line of "us non-humans have to stick together," and remarks that the third task of the Triwizard Tournament, where she and Ariadne ally as joint Beauxbatons champions, is humans versus nonhumans.
  • Body Snatcher: In Chapter 5, Restless Nights, Ariadne gets a dream, much like she does in the main fic in the start of her fourth year, but this dream is of Voldemort usurping the body of someone who comes across Marvolo Gaunt's Ring in its hiding place via the ring itself. Voldemort is pleasantly surprised to find it is Albus Dumbledore whose body and therefore identity he has usurped, before Ariadne wakes up, forgetting the dream.
  • Meaningful Name: In Chapter 4, Princess' Birthday, Ariadne chooses to call her wolf Princess, because her family often call her that, and she first named herself after a princess.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: After being outed, Ariadne is extremely open about being a werewolf, including brawling with Vincent Crabbe for calling her "a broken mutt someone needs to put down."
  • Off the Rails: This version of the story completely breaks the storyline which Kaleidoscopic Grangers follows by resulting in Voldemort not returning in a manner Ariadne witnesses, and the New Marauders leaving Hogwarts to attend Beauxbatons in the 2005-2006 school year onward.
  • Painful Transformation: Much like Princess, Chapter 4, Princess' Birthday (which is technically canon for Princess as well, as Conflicting Schedules diverges from it during the first Triwizard Task) describes a lycanthropic transformation - in this case, Ariadne's first. She is in so much pain she cannot process it, and it describes her change being down to the cellular level.
  • Scars Are Forever: Ariadne has numerous permanent scars due to her injuries in the Triwizard Tournament as well as being a werewolf. In Chapter 2, One Door Opens, it is elaborated on that Ariadne acquired lycanthropy from Ron by accident, and in Chapter 4, Princess' Birthday, this is properly described as a cut up her right forearm she sustained on Ron's first full moon, where unlike Kaleidoscopic Grangers, they went with him.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Ron is stated to be very stylish in his Beauxbatons uniform, which includes a waistcoat, and it's stated that he is "quite handsome" wearing it.
  • Wham Episode!: Arguably, Chapter 1, Conflicting Schedules (which was originally the entire fic before the author decided it was an interesting enough premise to continue).

The Woes of Ectothermy

The Woes of Ectothermy is a main story canon piece, which introduces a new character - Vanya, an eight year old recently turned vampire. She is taken in by a woman calling herself Tiffany, and is assisted by an official from a Ministry department the name of which is redacted as it would spoil future events in Kaleidoscopic Grangers (as of when The Woes of Ectothermy was published). The Woes of Ectothermy provides examples of:
  • Badass Adorable: Vanya looks eight years old, and will for the rest of her life, but she is an ambush predator and even when inexperienced and running on instinct, she is capable of relatively effective hunting. Arguably a Killer Rabbit.
  • Continuity Nod: Jeremy Paddison is mentioned in Chapter 230 of Kaleidoscopic Grangers, The World Is Grey, which was released after The Woes of Ectothermy. When he is mentioned in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, he is still in his seventh year at Hogwarts.
  • Finger-Twitching Revival: Tiffany and Jeremy notice Vanya is indeed alive seeing her twitch. A vampire in torpor is difficult to distinguish from one that is dead, and the pair were unsure if Vanya was alive.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vanya is a vampire. The Woes of Ectothermy also sets up what vampires are in the Kaleidoscopic Grangers universe.
    • Vampires in Kaleidoscopic Grangers are not undead; they are ectothermic humanoid hematophages, although one can become one through the same methods as in popular culture. However, when recently turned, they can seem dead, and are often buried by non-magical peers, which can lead to trauma.
    • They do not need to consume human blood, as any hemoglobin based blood will do, however they can, and Vanya could be described with the Vegetarian Vampire trope as she actively avoids doing so even when starving in the opening to The Woes of Ectothermy. Solid food makes them sick.
    • Nor do Kaleidoscopic Grangers vampires have a Missing Reflection. Vanya figures out she is a vampire seeing her fangs in her reflection.
    • They are Long-Lived, living for approximately four hundred years according to Jeremy Paddison.
    • Vampires are vulnerable to the cold, as ectotherms, and can fall into a state called torpor if they get too cold - in this state, they are effectively hibernating involuntarily. If warmed from this state, they wake up again, but they can still freeze to death, and torpor can be indistinguishable from death.
    • The Ageless: Vampires do not age - Vanya will appear to be eight years old for the rest of her Long-Lived life.
    • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Although Vanya does not know how to control it, this is seen in her accidentally giving herself fur once to try to stave off the cold.
    • Weakened by the Light: Inverted. Vampires in Kaleidoscopic Grangers are not harmed by sunlight, but are vulnerable to the cold as ectothermic life forms. They require external sources of heat, and might even be found basking in the sun for this reason.

A Litter of Problems

A Litter of Problems is described as "a crackfic taken seriously," and diverges from Kaleidoscopic Grangers during Chapter 261, Blue. Instead of remaining outside away from Blue, clearly, Ariadne and Hermione were in direct contact with Blue over the full moon, and because Blue - inheriting the knowledge from Ron - recognized Hermione as his mate, he affectionately started licking her face. As a result, Hermione became a werewolf, and over the next full moon, neither of them had Wolfsbane Potion. The pair didn't think about how their wolves would interact, and their feral forms mated, resulting in Hermione being pregnant with a litter of four puppies. A Litter of Problems provides examples of:
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: In Chapter 4, As Sure as Day Returns to Night, Hermione undergoes her transformation without Wolfsbane potion, as taking it would risk her health while she is pregnant. In this, she becomes her wolf - which she named Andromache. However, the Alternate Identity Amnesia is not total. Though Andromache does not remember anything of substance from Hermione, she does seem to have a very similar personality, and seems to exhibit some signs of Hermione's autism. She even remembers things that are important to her, such as the fact that Ron is her mate and that the Burrow is home. She does not, however, recognize the other werewolves, nor does she recognize what's happening to Ron, which results in her being very concerned when Ron has his own lycanthropic transformation.
    The end notes for the chapter state that Andromache is still Hermione, she's just lacking the context and knowledge Hermione benefits from, and her priorities are a little different.
  • Alternate Timeline: In this timeline, Ariadne and Hermione were in physical contact with Blue during Chapter 260, Blue, and Hermione became a werewolf. The Battle of Hogwarts took place a month later than in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, and Hermione found herself pregnant with puppies.
  • Big Eater: Justified, both in that Hermione now has an enhanced metabolism that requires this, but also that she is eating for five.
  • Continuity Nod: Just like in Kaleidoscopic Grangers, Ariadne goes and visits Nymphadora's newborn baby a week before the full moon on the 20th of April, as she does in Chapter 289, A New Life, of the main fic.
  • Express Delivery: Hermione's pregnancy is progressing faster than a human one, and is estimated to last for four months in Chapter 1, The Ultrasound. Justified in that lupine pregnancies only last two months and compared to actual wolves, it is the Longest Pregnancy Ever.
  • Family Theme Naming: Hermione's puppies continue the theme Ariadne and she established by both having Greek names - the puppies are Artemis, Calliope, Cerberus, and Ariadne II.
  • Feeling the Baby Kick: Hermione finds her four puppies to be rather active inside of her, which she uses to help ease the news to Molly that not only is there more than one infant, there are four.
  • Good Is Not Soft: In this version of events, it was Hermione, not Ron, who killed Fenrir Greyback for attacking Parvati and Lavender. And she did it with her bare hands and teeth.
  • Hates Being Touched: Hermione is autistic and so Hates Being Touched, especially when overwhelmed which she practically is constantly in her state in this piece. This conflicts with her new werewolf instincts, which make her want closeness.
  • Morning Sickness: Hermione spends an hour in the morning of Chapter 2, Mama Wolf "keeping as much of the last night’s dinner down as she could."
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Hermione growls and whines like a wolf a few times in the fic, and flashes her teeth at Ron when she is stressed.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: Hermione avoids letting anyone outside of the family know that she is pregnant, due to the nature of the pregnancy being likely to attract nation-wide ridicule given how famous her family is.
  • Mystical Pregnancy: Because both Ron and Hermione were in their wolf forms during conception, Hermione's offspring are puppies instead of human(oid).
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Hermione and Ron already agreed before the puppies were born that the youngest female puppy would be named after her aunt... and is named Ariadne II. Molly tells Ariadne she probably won't be the last child named after her, which Ariadne isn't happy about.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Hermione killed Fenrir Greyback with her bare hands according to the outline of the events that led to A Litter of Problems, but this is not shown.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Hermione is one, and the fic goes into how a pair of wolf-form werewolves mating will result in lupine offspring, and the health and societal problems that ensue. Because of how Kaleidoscopic Grangers handles lycanthropic Alternate Identity Amnesia and/or Identity Amnesia (things that are important or of note can bleed through in both directions), Hermione can in fact remember the conception of the puppies "in far more detail than she wanted to," even though their memories of those nights are fragmentary, and finds it quite embarrassing.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Hermione names her wolf Andromache, which is a joke on the original mythology of her own namesake; Hermione blamed Andromache for making her barren, the opposite of what the story's Hermione blames her Andromache for, which is getting her pregnant in the first place.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In Chapter 1, The Ultrasound, Hermione remembers Theoden saying "no parent should ever have to bury their child" from the Lord of the Rings movies.
    • Chapter 3, Behold My Future, is named after a lyric to the theme tune of the TV show Wolfblood.
    • In Chapter 3, Behold My Future, Hermione hums Roads Go Ever On, a walking song from the Lord of the Rings.
    • Chapter 4, As Sure as Day Returns to Night, is also named after a lyric from the Wolfblood theme song.
  • Shown Their Work: Lampshaded in the notes that the author used the Wayback Machine to check the Wikipedia page for Wolf was accurate to the in-universe date.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Hermione is nineteen, and due to having taken a gap year, also still hasn't finished Hogwarts.
  • The Clan: Rather amusingly, because Hermione is the oldest daughter of Dennis and Valerie, she's the heir to the House of Granger, and her eldest child after her is next. As a result, technically, the heir to the House of Granger is Lady Artemis Granger, a wolf.
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