"Of Serpent And Angel" is a Harry Potter fanfiction available to read on the website Wattpad here. The story follows Eliza Galway, an innocent young woman whom Tom Riddle chooses to torture. Throughout the story, Eliza is slowly broken down by torture and trauma until she becomes a Broken Bird.
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''Of Serpent And Angel' provides examples of:
- Broken Bird: Eliza, to the worst degree possible.
- Break the Cutie: The point of the book is Eliza, a cute, innocent person, being broken.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Riddle uses the Cruciatus Curse on Eliza constantly.
- Compelling Voice: Riddle, when using the Imperius Curse.
- Empty Shell: William, after being tortured to insanity.
- Fate Worse than Death: The fate of William is to have his mind broken by torture.
- HeelFace Turn: Thaddeus.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Eliza and Atha.
- Heroic BSoD: Eliza for the entire rest of the book, after the death of her family.
- Hope Spot: When Thaddeus attempts to rescue Eliza, it looks like they have a chance of getting away.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Eliza, after her soul is put into a Horcrux.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Eliza's mother tries this when Eliza is under the Imperius Curse, but it fails.
- Interrupted Suicide: Riddle stops Eliza from drowning herself.
- It Amused Me: Tom's entire motivation to torturing Eliza is because he thinks it's fun to break someone pure and innocent.
- Kill the Ones You Love: Eliza is forced to kill practically everyone she loves by Riddle.
- Mercy Kill: Atha is mercy killed so her mind isn't broken by torture.
- Platonic Declaration of Love: Eliza and Atha declare their love for each other when they leave school.
- Rape as Drama: Eliza is raped in a very horrifying scene.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Eliza, blue, and Atha, red.
- Self-Made Orphan: Eliza is forced to kill her family under the Imperius Curse.
- Sibling Murder: Eliza, under the Imperius Curse.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: William.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Eliza, the girly girl, and Atha, the tomboy.