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The many Deaths of Harry Potter is a Harry Potter Alternate Universe Fanfic in which Harry has Resurrective Immortality powers and Voldemort lacks Villain Ball.


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  • Aggressive Categorism: Early on, Harry accuses most Griffindors of being bullies and when Oliver Wood contests Harry tells him to prove it. See below.
  • Badass Boast: How Harry intimidates the first year Slytherin into not being hostile to him.
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  • Big Damn Heroes: Dumbledore arrives at the Forbidden Forest as Quirrel is about to kill Harry. However Harry still dies, but by different circumstances soon after.
  • Big Fancy House: In the epilogue, Harry owns several of them all over the world, most of them under the Fidelius Charm.
  • Bully Hunter: A downplayed version. Harry does not go out of his way to hunt bullies but he vows to learn magic fast enough to not only defends himself but also give payback.
  • Butterfly of Doom: Played With. Hagrid is fired for illegally kepping a dragon, and a Death Eater is hired to replace him. You know the rest.
    • Played straight when Voldemort is brought back to life. Harry transfigures soil into sodium and potassium and sets it on fire, killing himself and Voldemort in the process. But when he resets at the end of the Quidditch World Cup attacks, the timeline diverges. Harry is no longer selected as champion for the Triwizard Tournament and Krum is eaten alive by the dragon.
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  • Chekhov's Gun: In first year, Harry gains Peruvian darkness from the Weasleys twins, and in the second year he uses it to infiltrate the crowd students during the Basilisk attack on Mrs. Norris, avoiding thus becoming the main suspect.
  • Child Prodigy: Subverted with Harry who is seen as this by students because of the time travel he learns spells faster. Hermione is a more straight version, as she masters the shield charm in a week while he took three to master.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Adrian Pucey trains Harry to fight dirty.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Harry dismisses the idea that it was a coincidence that the troll just happened to track down Hermione to the girls' bathroom and believes Voldemort intended to kill her.
  • Continuity Snarl: On the early it's made clear that Harry knows what a Dementor is because he decided to look up any magical creatures that could hurt him, but later on his third year he needs Remus to tell him what they are.
    • It's mentioned that Hagrid made Harry and others students go into the Forbidden Forest to look for unicorns except in the fic that didn't happen. Instead it was an Alternate Timeline where Harry did not get detention and thus not gone into the Forbidden Forest;
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  • Contrived Coincidence: That the troll just happened to reach the girls' bathroom. See above.
  • Cult: Petunia and Vernon make Harry think that the Wizarding world is ruled by one.
  • The Cynic: Harry.
  • Death Is Cheap: For Harry, yes. However for everyone else no- Adrian Pucey is killed by troll and when later Harry attacks Quirrel in a blind rage and killed, he only goes back to after the troll is dead.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: It seems that way for Harry, as he dies three times before he even reaches Hogwarts. Also Hogwarts itself, although intentionally.
    Harry: This entire school is Death Trap, even wihout Voldemort. It's next to a forest filled with giant, man eating spiders, werewolves and a host of other monsters. There's a tree on the grounds that will beat you to death if you get too close to it. The stairs move from under you so you can go falling to your death. Potions class is like a class where you make bombs without a clear idea of what you are doing.
  • Forever War: The First Wizarding War never ended, with enough Death Eaters still remaining around to cause problems, although the conflict probably became far less vicious after Voldemort's fall.
  • For Want of a Nail: The prophecy or portions of it seem to be known to the public, as they're recorded in history books. Due to this the First Wizarding War never ended, though it probably became less violent after Voldemort's fall.
    • Due to his few deaths creating a driving ambition to survive as well causing Harry to thinking before acting, he's sorted into Slytherin.
  • Government Conspiracy: After his first death, Harry thinks that this might be at works and that his parents might have been spies.
  • Hard on Soft Science: After Umbridge becomes Minister of Magic, Harry laments how a poorly taught History of Magic and the absence of political science class makes wizards and witches gullible and easy to manipulate.
  • Honest John's Dealership: In the epilogue, Harry buys wrecked muggle houses, repairs them magically and sells or rents them away.
  • Internal Reveal: Eventually Harry does tells Dumbledore and Hermione about his powers, albeit separately and only after Hermione masters Occlumency.
  • Irony: A Slytherin lecturing a Griffindor on the nature of bravery and it even gets a Lampshade Hanging.
  • Kill It with Ice: To prevent his own death caused by the absence of Hagrid, Harry kills the baby dragon through casting a glacius spell on the egg.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: The attempts of the wizards and witches to wear muggle clothes is this, however they're dismissed as eccentrics.
  • Magitek: In the epilogue, Harry is studying to go to college where he plans to fuse muggle science (particularly physics and chemistry) with magic to create a new branch of magic.
  • Mythology Gag: During the Opening Feast after the sorting, Harry wonders that if wizards have trolls in their toilets or snakes in the drains if Hogwarts, with a forbidden forest and mysterious danger in the third, is considered the safest place in the wizarding world.
  • No OSHA Compliance: Hogwart's moving stairs.
  • Nice Hat: Played for Drama. As Harry soon recognizes his scar attracts attention, he convinces the Dursleys to give him a cap hat and a hoodie to cover his face.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Harry. While reticent to use lethal means against humans, he has no problems with fighting dirty and using underhanded tactics.
    • A perfect example was his final confrontation with Quirrel in which he snaped his wand and then cast two cutting spells to wake up Fluffy so it attacks the defenseless Quirrel.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Voldemort. The Killing Curse will backfire if cast on Harry? Cut his throat with a knife.
    • Unlike canon, Voldemort rejects the Only I Can Kill Him mentality and puts a bounty on his head.
  • Properly Paranoid: Harry, who refuses to playing snowballs for fear someone will a put a rock in one to hurt him.
  • Reality Ensues: After he's killed by the troll Harry still attempts to get training from Oliver Wood but because the bullying in the new timeline is lesser because Harry can more effectively fight back Oliver is less friendly to him and refuses.
    • After Harry is killed by the troll and sent two months back, he master most of (basic) spells easily and is thought of being a prodigy. However he later loses this advantage.
    • Without his friendship with Harry, Hagrid maintains his baby dragon which eventually sets his house on fire. This draw the attention of the teachers who find out he was illegaly keeping a dragon and he's sacked.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Harry, although this power works through some form of time travel, although how much he travels is unconstant. The first time he died, Harry went back in time a day but the second time he went back two weeks.
  • Shout-Out: To the The Arithmancer, as Harry takes Arithmancy in third year which at advanced levels allow for spell creation.
  • Slashed Throat: In the first chapter, this how Voldemort kills Harry.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Harry kills himself and Voldemort in the graveyard by transfiguring the soil into sodium and potassium. But the trope is Played for Drama as it off a Butterfly of Doom.
    • During the Battle of Ministry, Harry kills dozens of Death Eater in a single strike by using potassium and conjured birds.
  • Teach Me How To Fight: Knowing he's outmatched, Harry makes a bargain with Oliver Wood and Adrian Pucey to teach him how to fight.
  • They Would Cut You Up: Harry fears this is what the Unspeakables would do to him if anyone learned of his abilities.
  • Time Travel: How Harry's self-resurrection works.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Dolores Umbridge becomes the Minister of Magic after Scrimeour is killed in an explosion.
  • Villain Ball: Subverted with Voldemort.
  • Worth It: Harry's opinion after throwing Stinging Hex three times at a bully's face.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Harry strikes a friendship with Colin Creevey, who was sorted Slytherin here, but he disappears in the first few attacks by the Basilisk. Worse that when he later dies he does travels back in time enough to save him.
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