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The Havoc Side of the Force is a Harry Potter/Star Wars crossover that has a post-Deathly Hallows Harry become a sort-of mercenary that works in the magical world, chasing dark wizards and witches and for the most part enjoying life where he can. When he catches up to Millicent Bulstrode, who has been possessed by Bellatrix Lestrange's Horcrux, she is carrying out a ritual, which prompts Harry to act before it is too late. However, the mix of the energies involved, an attempt by Millicent/Bellatrix to use a time turner and Harry activating a Portkey causes an explosion that punts Harry into Coruscant's Jedi Temple, during The Phantom Menace.

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Alone, carrying just his wits, the Deathly Hallows and a few items on himself, and in a place he cannot understand and that does not understand him - and with the hassle of all those gents with laser blades and bandits going after him - Harry has to fight, not just to survive, but to live. On the way, he will make several friends, even more enemies and quite a few headaches along the way.

Dormant; last updated April 2018.

The Unsuspecting Side of the Force is a companion fic that has multiple points of view, detailing events Harry is not present to witness or the reactions of other people in the galaxy to his actions during the main story. (Also dormant)

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The Havoc Side of the Force has the following Trope examples:

  • Accidental Murder: Harry's arrival in the galaxy resulted in the deaths of not only 27 Jedi who were in dangerous situations when they collapsed (such as combat or piloting a ship), but a few thousand others were killed when a Jedi's ship crashed into the shipyard they were manning.
    • During one of the battles over Corellia, when Harry's ship suffers a hit that leaves it unable to do anything, he Portkeys away with HK-47. The now derelict spaceship keeps going on and ends up ramming another ship - one the King of Toydaria was flying in.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Qui-Gon Jinn internally acknowledges that some of Anakin's pranks were funny.
  • Animal Motifs: Hedgehog. As Harry explains to Anakin, hedgehogs are animals that cause damage to those that attack them in their strong point. People are the same, and thus, when attacking, one should go for their weakest point.
  • Anti-Hero: Harry is one to the hilt. He kills those who threaten him with little hesitation, he steals from them with nary a thought, and he's not above making a prank for those good guys that just get on his nerves, but he helps those in need, protects his friends and makes criminals pay for what they do.
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  • Arbitrarily Large Bank Account: By the time HK-47 takes out the Black Sun mercenary group, Harry's worth roughly two and a half trillion creditsnote . When the solicitors he hires explain that no single bank can actually accommodate that much money at once, he mentally jokes that he has "so much money [he] has to keep changing banks because they get full".
  • Armor-Piercing Response: When the Jedi are trying to make sense of why Harry is helpful to some and a Jerkass to others, one of the younglings (implied to be Ahsoka) suggests that Harry's nice to people who are nice to him.
  • Asshole Victim: When Harry cuts off the corner of a speeder of a rather obnoxious woman who cut him off to double park in the spot he was going to use, Harry reassures his passenger that none of the witnesses will ever admit to having saw a thing because of this.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Jedi Master Sinube is capable of pretty much deducing Harry's life story thanks to a combination of observations of his behavior and considering what he has said and done ever since he appeared in the Jedi Temple.
  • Badass Boast:
    Harry Potter: I am going to free every slave in the galaxy.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Harry pulls off a barehanded Lightsaber block during this battle with Maul.
  • Benevolent Boss: Harry. He has no trouble in paying generous salaries to his employees (helps that he is richer than rich), will fight for you if there is any problem, will not blame you for things that were out of your control and will always listen if you have anything to say.
    • Shmi has reservations over how Kalu'minari "thanks" Harry, worried about what will happen once the Captain tires of her. Harry reassures her that when and if that happens, he'll drop her wherever and whenever she wishes, after giving her her due payment, which even now is already a very considerable amount of money. Shmi herself, even as a mere cook, has already amassed a small fortune under Harry's employment.
  • Berserk Button: Harry hates both prophecies and the term "for the greater good". He even tells Qui-Gon that if he uses "the greater good" to justify sending Anakin to Telos, he'll rip the man's heart out through his mouth.
    • He also considers slavery so abhorrent that it is pretty much the only thing for which he is willing to put his mercenary outlook aside.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Harry. If you act with courtesy towards him, he will answer in kind. If you prove to be trustworthy, you have probably gained yourself a friend. Try to hurt him or one of his people, and the best thing you can do is to kiss your ass goodbye.
  • Black and White Insanity: Ki-Adi-Mundi thinks Harry should be neutralized, even though his actions have been mostly oriented against criminals.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Anakin tells the Jedi Council that he will not speak about Harry until they decide about his training.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In the aftermath of Harry taking over Godric's Hollow, multiple bounty hunters attempt to threaten Harry into paying them a large amount of credits in exchange of not being hunted. This, after it becomes well known that (a) he has single-handedly destroyed two criminal empires, one belonging to a Hutt (whom he later killed along with one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy and part of the Death Watch mercenary outfit) and another to one of the largest Corellian criminal families, (b) he has taken over a Black Sun space station with minimal expenditure and in less than 20 hours and (c) has engineered the almost total wipeout of the Black Sun itself. After allowing HK-47 free rein at threatening them, Harry notes that bounty hunter threats have dropped to a minimum.
  • Butt-Monkey: Jar-Jar's only appearances so far have both ended in him badly injured and in need of medical attention.
  • Call a Human a "Meatbag": HK-47 delights in calling all organic beings "meatbags", something he was actually programmed to do by Revan.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: Inverted when someone violates the magical contract Harry has with a law firm. Instead of being unable to lie, they're incapable of telling the truth. According to Harry, he made the contract that way because it's far easier note .
  • Captain Obvious: While listening in on Halcyon and Horn's conversation, Harry starts wondering if stating the obvious is a superpower in the "future" given how often Halcyon does it.
  • Child Prodigy: Despite being nine years old, Anakin's a powerful (though completely untrained) Force user, skilled mechanic, amazing pilot, and speaks several languages. In the course of a few weeks, he learns English well enough that he speaks it with a perfect Surrey accent.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Averted. After all the messes he got in during the books because of this characteristic of his, Harry decided that now he would not get involved in a mess if it did not benefit him somehow.
  • Civil War: Harry almost triggers a Mandalorian civil war by killing a guy on the other side of the galaxy. Said guy was the leader the of Death Watch, and his death combined with the reveal that he was a very high ranking member of the current ('pacifist') Mandalorian government nearly sets the powder keg of tensions alight.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Harry, to the hilt. For example, when a Mandalorian challenges him to a duel (because he is carrying the Darksaber), Harry accepts, and as soon as the duel begins just Apparates behind the Mandalorian and kills him. When fighting Darth Maul, he realizes quickly that fighting him on a level playing field is a horrible idea, so he uses a curse that cuts all of Maul's fingers off and Side-Apparates with him off a building.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Harry uses his only dose of Felix Felicis potion to induce this in his favor. It allows him to find HK-47's head, which becomes incredibly useful for him.
  • Culture Clash: Halcyon's attempt to use a Jedi Mind Trick on Harry causes the latter to mention that messing with someone's mind like that is a criminal offense where he's from.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Harry gets the Mandalorian warrior clans to support his crusade to eradicate slavery by appealing to their sense of honor - and by offering them the chance to prove themselves against in combat against the worst the galaxy has to offer.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Harry. HK-47.
  • Defiant to the End: Even while rapidly bleeding out Darth Maul does his best to drive Harry out of his mind by projecting negative emotions at him.
  • Discard and Draw: Maul's double bladed lightsaber is cut in half during HK's duel with Dooku. After said battle and the latter's death HK promptly starts using Dooku's.
  • Don't Ask, Just Run: While he doesn't run, when Harry notes that five different groups of bounty hunters have attacked him and HK-47 corrects him, saying six groups have, Harry immediately dives behind cover rather than ask what HK is talking about. A few seconds later, the sixth group start shooting.
    • Invoked by Harry when he puts up a Muggle Repelling ward on a space station. Since such wards have a stronger effect the closer you are to them, being inside such a ward causes everyone on board to sprint for escape pods like the station is about to explode.
  • Dramatic Irony: Anakin attempts to save Count Dooku after the former's deactivation of the protective shield leads to the latter being mortally injured.
    • Chapter 13 of Unsuspecting has Sinube muse that perhaps Anakin may some day convince Harry to act in a more measured manner.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi hears that, for all the trouble he (unintentionally or not) causes, Harry Potter is essentially a decent if mischievous fellow who punishes the bad guys with his special brand of justice. Mundi decides that Harry is using his magic to brainwash anyone that has met him, which includes Jedi Masters Sinube and Qui-Gon Jinn.
  • The Dreaded: Besides his reputation back on his home planet, Harry quickly gains a lot of notoriety among certain circles in the wider galaxy. Upon hearing that Obi-wan's trials to become a Jedi Knight involved crossing paths with Harry, Yoda tells him to return immediately as his trials are supposed to be challenging, not suicidal.
  • Due to the Dead: Harry closes Darth Maul's eyes when he dies.
    • Averted with Gardulla the Hutt, who is shrunk by Harry and then gets kicked around and stomped on by Kalu'minari until he bursts: just threatening to step on a Hutt is a large insult.
  • Enemy Civil War: Harry triggers one between rival factions of Corellian crime family, purely to cause as much of a headache for the Jedi and CorSec forces that rubbed him the wrong way as possible.
  • Engineered Public Confession: As part of his scheme to ruin the day of an influential Corellian crime family, Harry imperios the next family head into publicly disclosing the laundry list of crimes he's committed.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Upon being informed by Master Ki-Adi-Mundi of the Jedi Council's suspicions that Harry comes from the future, Palpatine believes that Harry's actions (killing Darth Maul and Dooku, becoming friends with Anakin, destroying the Black Sun and Gardulla) are just about Harry making moves to replace Palpatine as the future overlord of the galaxy.
  • Epic Fail: Harry got quite angry when he found out Queen Amidala knew his identity and actions, and she told him she would keep the secret and that she trusted everyone who also knew the truth. Not only did the secret get out, it actually arrived to Corellia before Harry did - where a bunch of bounty hunters were waiting for him. Unsuspecting reveals that Amidala told Chancellor Palpatine about Harry and his plans, and Palpatine promptly leaked that info.
    • In the side story, Palpatine sent a particular minion to stall as long as he could a series of negotiations. Anakin ruined that by lacing the man's air with helium, making him a laughingstock.
  • Eureka Moment: Qui-gon finally starts to understand Harry when he asks Obi-wan about his encounter with the man and why he'd send his regards. When Obi-wan's response details that he was simply polite and respectful, Qui-gon realizes that Harry's friendly to those who don't antagonize him and a cold-hearted mercenary to those who do.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Harry admits to being a mercenary, a thief, a killer and (depending on your definition) a kidnapper. However, he loathes slavery and will do anything he can to stop it: when he robs a Hutt as part of a job, he makes sure to free evey slave he finds to bring them to safety, and when he takes over the Death Watch mercenary group, he decides to use them as the spearpoint of his efforts to eradicate it from the entire galaxy.
    • Played for Laughs later when he wonders if he could learn to weaponize C-3PO's infuriating politeness, then decides he'd deserve to be tried for war crimes if he ever did.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: Anakin's confrontation with Dooku left him with a nasty scar on the arm that, in another universe, would have been lopped off. Sinube suggests that he uses the scar as a visual reminder to think his actions through.
  • Exact Words: When Halcyon states that Corsec can't hold Harry, his partner Horn insists they could hold him on his confession of killing someone on Coruscant, prompting Halcyon to explain that they physically can't hold Harry as he can teleport.
  • Extended Disarming: Done just for kicks when Harry has to disarm and removes eighteen separate weapons. He had more but stopped there because he felt it'd push the incredulity of things too far.
  • False Flag Operation: In the aftermath of the war, Harry and Ron started a business to trick Death Eater families into paying a boatload of cash to free their relatives from Azkaban, only for them to then re-capture them a few days later and restart the process. They also like to expedite the process by lacing the rations in the boltholes where they secure the escapees with potions to induce paranoia and disorientation.
  • First-Name Basis: Because he's only introduced himself as Harry, the most formal anyone gets with Harry Potter is Captain Harry.
  • Fish out of Water: Harry knows zilch about the Star Wars galaxy, and it takes him quite a while to get used to things.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Chapter 13 of Havoc reveals that the misfiring ritual didn't transport Harry to the future, as he initially assumed, but instead hurled into the very distance past.
  • Foreshadowing: Anakin notes in Chapter 1 of Unexpected that two people, one of the Light, one of the Dark, have appeared in the galaxy. Eventually, it is revealed that Millicent/Bellatrix appeared in Palpatine's sanctum.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Anakin. He is the one that fixes HK's new body, created C3PO and made his own podracer out of scrap. Being trained in the art of pranking by Harry leads him to start using his talent in more creative ways.
  • Game-Breaker: In a galaxy far, far away, Harry's magical abilities allow him to essentially flip the laws of physics off and make them cry in the corner. Expansion charms for get pretty much unlimited space, special runes to make ships lighter and more efficient allow them to violate the laws of thermodynamics, tracking spells mean that hiding from him is useless... and, of course, the Deathly Hallows, which allow him to interrogate any dead person whose name he knows and be completely invisible.
  • Gentleman Thief: If he goes after a criminal, be assured that Harry is likely to steal every penny, Knut or credit from them before either killing them or rendering them unable to retaliate.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Obi-wan and Harry when interrogating a Trade Federation commander. Then HK joins in to make it Good Cop / Bad Cop / Psychotic Cop.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Partially because he uses Legilimency to cheat, but Harry is apparently a very good lover.
  • Groin Attack: Harry does it to Darth Maul. Does not have much effect.
  • Hero Complex: Averted by Harry, who learned the lesson after doing the heroics for free in the Magical World was not worth it.
  • Heroic BSoD: Blue, the Corellian agent Harry gets out of Merekeraab's casino, becomes catatonic after Harry shows a few too many of his tricks. Harry has to Obliviate her so she can act normally.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: HK-47's bloodlust and admiration of Harry's destructive abilities are frequently Played for Laughs.
  • Heroic RRoD: Anakin almost passes out from too much blood loss after Dooku/Darth Tyranus cuts into his arm with his lightsaber.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: After the war, Harry and Ron managed to fleece nearly every Death Eater and their families out of all their money by turning their main method of avoiding prison (bribing) against them.
  • Hurricane of Euphemisms: HK-47 starts a Long List of various ways to say the man Harry wishes to interrogate is dead. After interrogating the man's shade, Harry paraphrases the Dead Parrot skit from Monty Python.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Jedi Sinube remarks that while the Jedi can afford to take the high road due to have the support of thousands of other Jedi and the support of billions, Harry never had such support and thus often resorts to violence as a force of habit from his younger days.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One!: Harry once asks HK-47 about what would happen if one accidental mistranslation led to Harry killing someone. The robot takes umbrage at the idea that such mistranslation would be accidental.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Downplayed example when Count Dooku uses the Force to attempt to impale Harry with an antenna - HK-47's rapid reaction makes it so that the antenna goes through Harry's leg.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: HK-47 is very impressed with Harry's methods of "dispatching meatbags".
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Harry and Anakin, which makes certain Sith Lords furious. Some Jedi aren't too keen on Anakin having such an obvious attachment either.
  • Internal Reveal: Chapter 20 finally has Harry learn the extent to which his magic damages the Force (he already knew that Jedi and Sith alike were negatively affected whenever he used energy around them, but not how much).
  • It's the Best Whatever, Ever!: When one of his crew fails to prevent some of the others being kidnapped but manages to relay what happened to him, Harry decides to give him "extra duties" in the form of "visiting and reviewing the best brothels on every planet and station they land on for the next twenty years so he can eventually tell Harry which is the best in the galaxy". Said crew-mate promptly declares Harry the best boss ever.
    • HK-47 later declares the same thing when Harry encourages him to slaughter every last droid on an enemy ship as stress relief.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: HK-47 asks a crew member of the ship that attacked them a question. When she refuses to answer, he holds her outside the force field keeping the ship's atmosphere in until she almost passes out then asks again. Harry's mildly disturbed by this but doesn't let it show.
  • Jerkass Façade: Most see Harry as mercenary who always puts himself first and has no qualms about killing. In reality, he's still the hero he always has been, but has learned that Chronic Hero Syndrome causes people to take advantage of you.
  • Logical Weakness: The Fidelius Charm may hide the location of Harry's new space station, but he still needs goods delivered there regularly. Obi-wan Kenobi infiltrates the station by hiding in a shipment of food being sent there.
    • In Unsuspecting, Anakin shows off the greatest weakness of a droid army: they're programmable. When he is trapped in a droid control platform, he uploads a program into their software that causes them to ignore any being that gives off the same frequency of white noise as his communicator, rendering him invisible to the entire army - and giving him free rein to do as he pleases.
  • Loophole Abuse: Bibble and Panaka try to screw over Harry by giving him the ship he requested as payment, but without its weapons or most of its shields and engines. Harry turns it back on them that he's been given the ship as payment for freeing several of their citizens, but they still owe him payment for all the art he was hired to retrieve. In the companion story it has been revealed that this is the proper and legal procedure for dealing with such ships. Didn't stop them from enjoying it until it backfired though.
  • Magical Eye: Harry, after verifying the reliability of the ex-Naboo officer who'd been referred to him for a job, offers him Mad-Eye Moody's eye prosthetic. Said officer immediately cancels the eye clone replacement he initially wanted after seeing for himself just how useful a tool it is.
  • Magitek: Harry uses spells and magical runes to replace or improve technology.
  • Magnetic Hero: Harry, to the hilt. Half the people that meet him cannot help but to like him, and since he has this tendency to be a very loyal friend, they correspond him with the same coin. Unfortunately, this makes Ki-Adi-Mundi believe he's using his magic to bend their wills.
  • Make an Example of Them:
    • Harry has HK-47 make an example of Cad Bane after the latter kidnaps two of his crew. HK promises to "make every bounty hunter in the galaxy terrified of attracting [Harry's] attention."
    • Harry does similar with Gardulla the Hutt, though that was more taking advantage of a situation. He'd shrunk Gardulla down and let her former slave stomp her to death then undid the shrinking, resulting in pieces of Hutt being plastered all over the room.
    • Before either of those, Harry places wards around his ship that give a nasty electric shock to anyone sneaking aboard. When HK suggests more lethal security measures, Harry responds that "anyone who ignores the first warning becomes the second warning".
  • Mêlée à Trois: Harry is tasked by CorSec to retrieve one of their undercover agents from a mob run casino. He does so, but not before triggering a massive firefight between the casino security forces (who themselves were fighting each other thanks to Harry influencing the future heir to try to overthrow the current family head) and the various bounty hunters who converged on the casino to try to collect the bounty on his head.
  • The Mole: Typho is leaking what information he can about Harry to Panaka, who in turn is passing on the information to Ki-Adi-Mundi.
  • Mood-Swinger: When talking to Harry about the magical contract everyone at his firm is bound to, his lawyer Feylis quickly goes from horrified at the idea that Harry can magically enslave someone to awed at the idea of self-fulfilling legal contracts once Harry explains that the only way for the contract to act against someone is if they deliberately violate it.
  • Mundane Luxury: Shmi had never had a bath before due to not only having been a slave her whole life, but a slave on a desert planet. When Harry realizes he's interrupted her first ever bath, he orders her to soak in it until her fingers prune then keep soaking a bit longer.
  • Mundane Solution: To Yoda's surprise, Obi-wan manages to retrieve a wanted man that's under Harry's protection simply by asking.
  • Mundane Utility: Harry uses Legilimency for both gambling and improving sex (by knowing what his partner does and doesn't like as he does it).
    • Space expansion charms can multiply the amount of cargo a ship can carry by the hundreds.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • During the Battle for Naboo, Qui-Gon Jinn looks at a certain corridor and has the feeling he would have found some bad destiny in there.
    • Much like Han Solo, Harry rather likes the sound of "Scoundrel".
    • Anakin didn't want to kill Dooku because he had a feeling that if he did so, he would have unleashed something terrible. Likewise, he feels his arm should have been cut off completely.
  • Negative Space Wedgie: Harry's magic makes the Force cry out in pain, the bigger the magic the higher the consequences - his appearance caused Jedi and Sith alike to faint from the shock.
    • This causes the highly ironic situation that, when Harry hides a space station with the Fidelius Charm, Jedi can tell there is something hidden in the coordinates corresponding to the station, even though they cannot see it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Anakin plays a prank on Ki-Adi-Mundi, causing a slight stain at the back of his head by changing the detergent used in his bedclothes. Palpatine, remembering certain chemical methods of mentally unbalancing certain species, realizes that while it is harmless in normal Cereans, in Force-sensitives it has the side effect of inducing paranoia and suspicion, causing the man to become so paranoid that he is unwilling to consider a potential alliance with Harry.
    • Also, Anakin replaces the music that was supposed to play for Palpatine's entrance with a popular children's cartoon theme. Palpatine, though privately annoyed, uses the incident as an excuse to insert his own modifications to the security systems.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Though he'll probably bring physical harm to anyone who mentions this in his hearing range, Harry's more amoral personality is a direct result of being screwed over so badly in childhood and over the course of the books. He refuses to trust concerns about his safety and wellbeing to anyone but himself (to the point of absurdity, for example trying to get a working knowledge of every single life sustaining piece of equipment on a space station), having experienced too many failings on the part of others entrusted with his safety.
  • No-Sell: Certain spells against Darth Maul, who easily bats them aside with his lightsaber.
    • Harry can easily shrug off Force lightning by using a simple shielding spell.
  • Not Me This Time: Though Harry has wrecked havoc across the galaxy, he didn't have a (direct) hand in certain actions attributed to him:
    • Desecrating Gardulla the Hutt's corpse. Kalu was the one who stomped her former master to death.
    • Brutally torturing and murdering the current leader of the Death Watch. That was HK's doing. So was blowing up a good three quarters of a Black Sun owned spaceport.
    • Destroying hundreds of escape pods fleeing from a Black Sun space station. The culprits of that were the Black Sun members who were following Palpatine's shadow orders to kill him. (Unsuspecting also implies that Palpatine is the one responsible for spreading the rumor that he was responsible.)
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: When Harry heads to claim the ship belonging to some criminals he killed, he comes across their Sullustan navigator who begs to be allowed to leave. Unsuspecting shows said Sullustan is actually a Jedi Master who was inspecting the ship to learn more about Harry.
  • Off the Rails: Harry's presence is steadily causing Palpatine's plans to implode. Particularly, Harry's interactions with Anakin have made it all but impossible to draw him closer, let alone corrupt him, and the Sith attempts to kill Harry claimed the lives of Darth Maul, Count Dooku and Prince Xizor before they could, respectively, kill Qui-Gon Jinn, assume the role of the Separatist leader, and gain control of Black Sun.
  • Oh, Crap!: Happens when Harry realises that, due to how his magic affects the force, placing Godric's Hollow under a Fidelius Charm is essentially broadcasting its location to all competent force sensitives in the Galaxy.
    • Dooku, complete with spit-take, after finding out Harry has placed a bounty on his head.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Harry is completely outside of everyone's understanding. Palpatine is wondering how to get his plans for Anakin back on track once Harry befriends him and the Jedi don't know how to deal with an apparent force user who commits horrible acts but isn't affected by the Dark Side. Neither group has any idea how Harry does what he does except that he actually harms the Force while performing his magic. Though it takes Harry some time to realize that Force users can track him when he uses magic since he's basically sending screaming alarms through the Force.
  • Playful Hacker: Anakin. For example, he reprogrammed the Jedi Temple laundry droids so they would use a certain detergent that would make Ki-Adi-Mundi sport a large yellow patch on the back of his head. And when he gets stuck at a droid control platform, he gets creative.
  • Properly Paranoid: After capturing two of Harry's crew, the bounty hunters hired by Gardulla the Hutt change vehicles several times and eventually take shelter in a fortified bunker lined with traps and a door that'd take a week to hack through or a lightsaber to cut through. The bunker also has numerous well trained guards and a panic room for Gardulla. But as Harry put it, none of that matters if he's already in there with them.
  • Rags to Riches: Shmi Skywalker and Kalu'minari (among others) find themselves going from being slaves to millionaires after Harry frees them and they work for him.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • When Harry first arrives, he doesn't understand a word of (almost) any language used, and becomes a smuggler to support himself as he has no knowledge, money, or identification that could help him.
    • At one point, Harry tries firing spells at a pirate ship attacking his ship, and he misses horribly until R2-D2 helps him since in space, he has no way of judging relative velocity, size, or distance.
    • No matter how good a combat robot is, in the event of fighting a Sith it is likelier that the latter will win without a problem as shown in Chapter 12 of Unsuspecting, where Dooku easily defeats HK-47 by using the Force.
    • The sudden opening of a place with air to vacuum will cause anything within to be affected, with Dooku getting knocked out when Anakin deactivates the force field keeping the air within the hangar he, Harry and Dooku are in and the latter hits his head against the emergency locking gate.
    • When a droid ship launches a couple squadrons of drones at Harry's ship, the crew doesn't have to worry about them for over three hours because they came out of hyperspace early and so are still hundreds of thousands of miles away.
    • Harry comes to learn that it's better to let professionals handle flying his ship. While he can do it, they're much better at it. He even notes they can run down the pre-flight checklist in a fraction of the time it takes him.
  • Really Gets Around: Harry.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: After Harry's role in freeing Gardulla's slaves is made public, with Amidala and a few others being the only ones that know the truth (it turns out Amidala told Palpatine, who promptly leaked the information), Harry begins to be attacked by bounty hunters. Harry promptly sends Amidala a Howler where he rants at length about how he warned her about how that would be exactly what would happen, seething that the news actually reached his destination before he did.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Jedi Master Sinube. While he doesn't condone everything Harry does, he still manages to establish a good rapport with him and accepts that Harry's behaviour is both a product of his circumstances and (for the most part) aimed at the "bad guys".
  • The Reveal: Harry learns from Anakin that he's not in the future, but the distant past.
  • Revealing Cover Up: Harry learns the hard way that while the Fidelius Charm perfectly hides a location or piece of information on Earth, it's less effective in a galaxy far, far away. Because anyone Force-sensitive can sense how magic tears at the Force, to them the space around Harry's new space station feels like a chaotic maelstrom. They can't find the space station itself but as Harry notes, it's like a giant neon sign announcing there's something hidden there.
    • Even his less powerful methods of hiding himself are easily noticeable to the Jedi. When Harry puts up protections to hide his magic use, the Jedi can no longer sense his actions but they can easily sense the empty void in the Force where he is.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: During the Jedi Council meeting to speak about Harry, they realize that Harry might be from the future, basing that on the possibility that the current technology is outdated by Harry's standards (which is why he is so unused to it). While Harry is technically from the future (A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...'), they are wrong in that it's Earth's technology that is seriously outdated.
  • Running Gag: Not a single scene featuring Minister Schrieffer fails to mention her nostrils.
  • Seen It All: When Darth Maul pulls his hood back, Harry thinks he has seen scarier.
  • Sexual Karma: Harry saving over a hundred slaves from the Hutts results in one of them (a twi'lek named Kalu'minari) having sex with him as a thank you.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Puberty and her Veela heritage are implied to have been very good to Gabrielle Delacour, judging by the way her father insists on packing her off to another continent before he employs Harry to collect a French bounty.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Harry is far more cynical than the more idealist Anakin. Unlike most examples however, he teaches Anakin to be more cynical because he honestly doesn't want the kid to learn the hard way like Harry did.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Despite all his faults, Harry refuses to tolerate slavery and makes a point of freeing every slave he meets. His efforts lead him to the situation where he has the ability, the means and the resources to actively fight slavery off.
  • Spanner in the Works: Harry's mere presence derails the prequels' plot almost from the beginning, what with him killing Darth Maul before the battle of Naboo, and then Count Dooku more than a decade before the Clone Wars.
    • Harry's friendship with Anakin pretty much destroys Palpatine's plans to turn Anakin into his apprentice.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Qui-Gon Jinn, because, since Harry kills Darth Maul well before the Battle of Naboo, he never fights the Sith, so he's able to take Anakin as his Padawan.
    • Shmi Skywalker, as Harry helps Anakin free her years before she is bought and freed by Clegg Lars.
  • Spit Take: Dooku, after realising that Harry has placed a seven figure bounty on "Darth Tyranus".
  • Stating the Simple Solution: After going through a lot of effort to determine roughly where Anakin is when he sends a distress beacon, Harry learns that he could've simply asked the ship's navigator to figure it out faster and easier.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Harry feels this way after one of the slaves he freed loudly confirms his identity in a throne room filled with people. He even tells HK-47 to ask them, in the most insulting manner he can, "Whether the words 'I'd like to remain anonymous' are anything more than a collection of unintelligible syllables to them, or they actually want me dead, or if they are all just sodding morons." As he points out, when he saved the slaves (and robbed their owner, a Hutt, blind), he made sure no one could possibly trace it back to him. Now because of a little girl, he's going to be hunted by the Hutts for what he did.
  • Tagalong Kid: Harry and HK initially think Anakin is going to be this, only for the boy to prove his worth multiple times over.
  • Taking You with Me: Maul, after realising that there's no way he'll be able to survive his collision course with the ground, attempts to force choke Harry to death before impact.
  • Taught by Experience: Harry notes that everyone he does a job for tries to screw him over the first time. As a result, he's taken to setting up precautions to prevent and/or counteract such attempts. Though even before he grew wise to such tricks Harry made sure no one was stupid enough to try it a second time.
  • Teleportation Sickness: Harry Apparating while carrying a Force user causes them great distress.
  • Tempting Fate: In the middle of receiving a massage from Minister Schrieffer, they get a visitor at the door which she goes to answer. When Harry points out neither of them is dressed for polite company, she remarks that it's not the first time her friend has seen her in such a state and deliberately opens her robe before answering the door. Said visitor turns out to be Jedi Master Sinube rather than the expected company.
    • When talking to Duchess Satine of Mandalore about his need to leave now, Harry mentions that someone's bound to come and bomb the Duchess' palace, since he has a big bounty on himself. He's not even done saying this when someone drops a bomb on the palace.
  • Too Awesome to Use: Harry Potter is very reluctant to use any of his potions since he's stuck in a galaxy far, far away from anywhere he could restock, making them irreplaceable. Early on, he ponders saving his Felix Felicis since it's something he only wants to use for emergencies, given how hard it is to replace normally. Then he realizes that emergencies don't get much worse than being in an unknown time and place where he can't communicate with anyone.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Harry learned to stop helping people out of the goodness of his heart because they will inevitably take advantage of his kindness. As a result, he's a far more cynical and bitter (though still benevolent) mercenary who refuses to do anything for free. Notably, early in the story Harry rescues over a hundred slaves from the Hutts and uses his good deed as a bargaining chip when the ship he receives as payment for a related job is given back stripped of its shields, weapons, and engine upgrades.
  • Toy Ship: Anakin has a bit of a Ship Tease with one of the girls he meets in Pantora.
  • Translation Convention: Readers get to understand what the different characters say, but Harry's initial ignorance of Basic (the standard language in the Star Wars galaxy) means he cannot react appropriately.
  • Trickster Archetype: Harry likes to pull pranks on people that have annoyed him or that he thinks need to lighten up. He then teaches Anakin to do the same - with hilarious and spannery consequences.
  • Uncle Pennybags: Harry becomes very rich very soon, thanks to the combination of his magic, his entrepreneurial sense and his thieving skills - and he has no trouble in paying those who are working for him very generous salaries.
  • Undying Loyalty: Harry manages to inspire this in everyone he befriends on any level, partially because he's such a Benevolent Boss. Anakin's mother was offered a position in Chancellor Palpatine's retinue but turned it down so she could stay a kitchen hand on Harry's ship. A minister goes out of her way to have a former lieutenant in Naboo's military work for Harry and openly lies to the committee investigating him. Lastly, Anakin makes it clear that his friendship to Harry far outweighs his loyalty to the Jedi Order (at least partially because Harry's the reason Anakin could buy his mother's freedom).
  • The Unintelligible: At first Harry can only be understood by HK-47 as the only two languages he speaks are English (which hasn't been invented yet) and Parseltongue (which is also the language of a primitive species that other species can't learn). He later learns Basic from Anakin, though Harry notes that Anakin picked up English much faster.
  • Unwanted Assistance: C3PO files a police report for Harry regarding the pirate attack on the Gryphon, much to Harry's irritation.
  • Verbal Backspace: When Harry's escaping from Merekeraab's casino by flying out of the window with his motorcycle, HK-47 objects to being placed on the bike's front, like a decoration. Harry asks him if he'd rather be left behind and then summoned. HK-47 suddenly agrees that it is a satisfactory vantage point.
  • Verbal Tic: HK-47 prefaces every sentence he says with the intent behind what he says.
  • Weapon for Intimidation: Harry eventually starts carrying a blaster around to ward off the "casually suicidal" as a stick hardly makes him look dangerous and in this new galaxy, he doesn't yet have a reputation as The Dreaded.
  • Wham Episode: The side story. Palpatine has Millicent/Bellatrix and is pumping her for information on rituals.
  • Where's the Kaboom?: Early on a group of thugs try to kill Harry and start by throwing grenades into the room. To their confusion, they never go off (because Harry vanished them).
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Harry is forced to accept this conclusion after the events of chapter 13 of Havoc.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: When a Nemodian finally gives up Jabba the Hutt's location, having previously declared he'd be killed if he spoke, Harry is incredulous to learn that said "secret location" is Jabba's Palace.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: Harry becomes the leader of the Mandalorian Viszla clan and the Death Watch mercenary outfit after killing Pre Viszla and claiming the Darksaber.
  • Younger Than They Look: Shmi Skywalker is noted as being prematurely aged due to her life as a slave on Tatooine. Once she gets access to a doctor and a real shower (instead of a sonic one), she looks a decade younger.
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