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One World is a Harry Potter fanfic by Stellar Magic. Originally begun as being a story where Harry was picked up by the Grangers, the fic quickly ballooned into one that dramatically expands upon the universe of Harry Potter.

The fic can be found here

This work contains examples of:

  • The '90s: Real world events are even mentioned, with many more references to the decade than appear in the books, like Harry getting Jurassic Park for Christmas.
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  • Abusive Parents: Theodore Nott's father, who isn't against the use of corporal punishment and held his son for three seconds under the Cruciatus curse for going to Diagon Alley on his own.
  • All Myths Are True: Much like Harry Potter, but dramatically expanded due to research on various myths which are detailed in Author's Notes. Thus far Hogwarts now has a professor that's a Drow, Knuckers and Selkies in Black Lake, Dungeons & Dragons was invented by a former Cursebreaker that lost his magic, and Voldemort has been shown to negotiate with devils and demons.
  • The Archmage: The highest category of the Ranked by I.Q. numerical scale of magical power. Archmages are skilled in all types of magic, are capable of wandless magic to some degree and most are also animagi. And of course Harry Potter is an Archmage.
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  • Ascended Extra: Tracey Davis, Daphne Greengrass, and Theodore Nott are significantly more fleshed out as characters. Nott is abused by his father and Tracey is a muggle-raised half-blood whose mom works as a purchasing agent for the Greengrass family.
  • Badass Normal: Harry's adopted father and grandfather. Also MI5 Agent Kim Hunter, who manages to get into a fight with Quirrel and a Barbazu.
  • Cheap Gold Coins: Subverted. The Grangers know how much gold is worth, since they're dentists and work with the stuff. It turns out that the pound to gold exchange rate was set in 1818, when five pounds sterling was worth five pounds of sterling silver. The Grangers immediately realize something is wrong and inform the Wizengamot. Economic upheavals ensue.
    Hermione Granger: Galleons, sickles, knuts? Don't you use pounds?
    Sirius Black: Afraid not, the wizarding world operates on its own currency... There's the gold galleon, which is worth five pounds. There are seventeen silver sickles to the galleon and twenty-nine bronze knuts to the sickle. You'll get used to it...
    Mr. Granger: Sounds like the bad old days my Grandfather talked about with the whole... guinea, pound, crown, half-crown, shillings, sovereign, florin... Wait, how much gold is in a galleon?
    Sirius Black: About a third of an ounce I think... Or something like that, you'd have to ask the goblins.
    • The goblins are fully aware of how outdated the exchange rate is, but because most exchanges are half-bloods exchanging galleons for pounds, and they make a 90% profit on galleon-to-pound exchanges using the current rate, they decided not to mention to the Ministry. They also mention that the rate was most likely set back then for the purpose of forcing magical humans in Britain to rely more on the Wizarding World (as they couldn't make a living working in the mundane world then buying in the Wizarding World) and to impoverish muggleborns.
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  • Failed a Spot Check: When reversing the Broken Masquerade at Godric's Hollow, Sirius rips apart police files, including the file about the Grangers taking Harry.
  • Fandom-Specific Plot: The one about a sect of uber-powerful magical people who basically are to wizards what wizards are to Muggles but it's about IQ style tests. There's even an hiearchy of power with Archmages being the most powerful and squibs and muggles being those that low incidence of magic.
  • Fantastic Nuke: With the aid of Ghostapo, the Nazis were able to create functional nuclear weapons through alchemy.
  • Fantasy Gun Control: Averted, especially compared to the original Harry Potter series. Daniel Granger and his father are both shown to own break-action shotguns (which would be legal in Britain). There is also a squib named Lorry O'Neilly shown using an illegal AK-47, and MI5 Agent Kim Hunter manages to kill a Barbazu with her sidearm.
  • Ghostapo: The Nazis had the aid of Grindelwald and dark alchemists.
  • Government Agency of Fiction: Britain's version of the FBI, MI5, plays a major role. Thus far they've recruited the Grangers to spy for them on the Wizarding World, and saved the Flamels from an attack by Voldemort and a Barbazu.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: It's used by Minerva McGonagall and Sirius to eliminate the Broken Masquerade caused by the collapse of the Potter cottage's wards and retake the magical items the police gathered.
  • The Legions of Hell: Voldemort can and does summon devils and demons to do his bidding.
  • Magical Seventh Son: Ginny is the seventh child of Arthur Weasley, and the first female Weasley born in seven generations. The lack of female Weasleys is due to a bloodline curse placed on the family by a Malfoy 200 years earlier, and is partly why the Weasleys are so poor. As the child that broke the curse, Ginny is an unusually powerful witch as she absorbed the magic of the curse; after all the curse's magic had to go somewhere.
  • The Men in Black: Played with. It turns out that the wizarding world's Obliviators and Aurors seem to be trying to be this, and failing. MI-5 is not amused.
  • Mistaken for Romance: Harry and Hermione... Hence when they say they're not boyfriend/girlfriend, they really mean it.
  • Muggles Do It Better: Voldemort himself explains to Quirrell, a muggle studies professor, how dangerous guns are. It's hinted that Voldemort had standing orders to Death Eaters to avoid the muggle police and military because of this.
    Voldemort: You no doubt know of the bow and arrow... professor? The simple weapon favored by centaurs and even the ancient peoples of this isle? Then let me explain to you what you have been struck with. A bow launches an arrow with a speed at most of around three hundred feet per second. A muggle firearm launches a hunk of lead at over a thousand feet per second. You are fortunate the round only grazed your shoulder... if it had hit directly, it could have shattered your shoulder blade, torn apart arteries, or done other potentially lethal damage.
    Quirrel: A muggle can do such damage?
  • Muggle Foster Parents: Harry Potter is raised by the Grangers, who are pretty ordinary and boring dentists... at least at first glance. The Grangers may be muggles but they're far from the useless bystanders most people expect muggles to be.
  • Music Magic: Bardic magic, which replaces wands with musical instruments a magical focus.
  • No Conservation of Energy: Played with. Magical energy can't be created or destroyed, only transformed, thus is the reason why Ginny is magically strong. Also conjuration requires the spell-caster to feed magical energy constantly to the construct or else it will fall apart. Still straight with most canon spells such as lumos, freezing charms and warming charms as well the Flying Broomstick.
  • Occult Detective: Agent Kim Hunter of MI-5, not to mention an entire office dedicated to it.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: Considering that the story incorporates a lot more mythology than Harry Potter normally does, this was inevitable.
    • All Trolls Are Different: Trolls are revealed to be the inbred descendants of Giants. Kind of makes sense with the history of trolls and giants in folklore.
    • House Fey: House Elves, as in the original story, but they are joined by Kobolds and a couple other traditional house spirits. House Elves are also directly linked to the folklore of the Scottish Brownie.
    • Our Demons Are Different: Stihi, a demonic dragon that lives in Albania plays a minor role, at least thus far.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: This version of Voldemort does not actually believe in pureblood supremacy note  but claims otherwise because he sees purebloods as useful idiots.
  • Prolonged Prologue: The first 17 chapters take place before the first book, and it takes until Chapter 23 for Harry and Hermione to get to Hogwarts.
  • Ranked by I.Q.: How the Fandom-Specific Plot of uber-powerful magical people manifests.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The Flamels, they look to be in their late middle age.
  • Relative Error: Harry and Hermione again, as Harry is adopted by the Grangers... See She Is Not My Girlfriend below.
  • Sea Monster: Quite a number appear in the story, ranging from the dragon like Knucker to the mythical Kraken of the north sea.
    • Giant Squid: Obviously, there's been one at Hogwarts since the very first book.
    • Kraken and Leviathan: A Kraken attack is blamed for the disappearance and death of Bernard Gibbon and his squib partner. In reality, they are killed in a firefight with MI-5 Agent Kim Hunter.
  • Selkies and Wereseals: 'Black Lake' at Hogwarts includes a population of Selkies, in addition to the Grindylows and Merefolk from the canon.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Harry Potter says this about Hermione, and he really means it.
    Hermione: Eeww! He's my brother, you idiot!
    Draco: Really, I thought his name was Potter, not Granger.
    Harry: Adopted sister, Malfoy.
  • Shout-Out: Quite a number of them.
    • Jurassic Park get a big one where Harry has one of his weird dreams where he's Doctor Alan Grant.
    • Patriot Games gets one early on, where we're introduced to Agent Kim Hunter.
  • The Sociopath: Voldemort.
  • Summon Magic: At eleven and twelve Hermione and Harry figure out how to summon creatures by twisting the spell Serpensortia, just by using a latin dictionary and a book on biological classification. Hijinks ensues.
  • Teen Genius: Hermione and Harry.
    • Lily Potter and Severus Snape are implied to have been this when at Hogwarts.
  • Tell Me About My Father!: Harry is rather eager to learn about his parents. Sirius Black and Remus Lupin are more than willing to fill him in. Snape, not so much.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: Not one but three of them have already appeared in the story: these are the Key of Solomon, Grand Grimiore, and Lesser Key of Solomon. These books describe rituals to summon and bind demons and devils. Voldemort found them in a muggle history museum as all examples in the wizarding world have already been destroyed.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: Harry is stunned to find out that he has a vault at Gringotts, doubly so when he sees the small pile of gold. Unlike most fanfiction, that vault is not a 'trust' vault, as two million gold coins can easily fit into the space described in the canon.
  • The Unmasqued World: Played with, as the story's title is 'One World' and there are a great number of hints already that the dividing line between the two worlds is breaking down. Hermione's parents have been contacted by MI-5 and the Muggle Government to keep them appraised of what's going on in the magical world, while an MI-5 Agent has fought wizards more then once and met the Flamels, whom it turns out aren't fans of the Masquerade.
  • We Didn't Start the Führer: Subverted, Grindelwald helped the Nazis take over in Germany after he was initially defeated in the First World War.