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Truth And Revelations begins as your standard Stargate SG-1 story as Daniel Jackson is called in when a mysterious cult begin to attack Stargate Command. As the team travels to a distant planet and are captured, Daniel is forced to face his past as...Harry Potter.

Marcus S. Lazarus expertly explains how Harry Potter became Daniel Jackson as the science and wizarding worlds must unite against the ultimate nightmare of a Gou'ald-revived Lord Voldemort. It can be read here, here and here.

Truth And Revelations contains examples of:

  • Achievements in Ignorance: A darker example of this, as Voldemort escaped death because he made another horcrux out of a canopic jar that just happened to have a Goa'uld in it, allowing his essence to merge with that Goa'uld and basically possess it so that he could regain a new body.
  • America Saves the Day: It can seem like this with the Stargate program pushed by the U.S. military. But when the Chinese ambassador "suggests" that the program be transferred to another nation (i.e. China), Daniel points out that the various planets SG-1 has already made alliances with are used to dealing with the U.S. government and military. Thus, another nation will be wasting precious time reestablishing ties to worlds who would be suspicious of them (the fact many of these worlds have only one central government and thus confused why Earth would have another nation-state taking this program over complicates matters).
  • Becoming the Mask: Daniel admits to the team that he had become so used to this new life that he even thought of himself as "Daniel Jackson" rather than "Harry Potter." Even after using magic again, he still insists on being called "Daniel" by his old friends.
    • Daniel crafted a memory of a fake set of parents being killed as part of his cover. It later struck him how that affected him into considering them his "real" parents given he was only an infant when James and Lilly were killed and thus never felt a true connection to them.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Invoked, considering that Harry/Daniel's three main love interests are Ginny Weasley, Sha're and Samantha Carter, in that order.
  • Canon Welding: Obviously making the complex challenge of how the world of Harry Potter fits into the world of Stargate.
  • Death by Adaptation: Harry was driven to leave the wizarding world after the deaths of Ron and Ginny.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Ginny with Harry.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Harry hit it when Wormtail killed Ginny on top of all the other losses of his life driving him to quit the Wizarding World for a new identity.
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  • The Dreaded: Daniel has a temporary panic attack when he sees Voldemort alive all over again years after he killed the man.
  • Eviler Than Thou: You almost feel sorry for the Goa'uld who realized too late how twisted Voldemort was to the point that he could possess it.
    • Likewise, even other System Lords are taken aback at how dark this new Voldemort can be.
  • Fake Memories: As "Daniel" explains, it wasn't enough to merely change his name from Harry Potter, but he went ahead to insert a completely different set of memories as a further layer of protection (thus explaining the episode where he's subjected to the "memory" of his "parents'" deaths).
  • From Bad to Worse: As Daniel puts it, having the most twisted and evil wizard in history now infected by the power of a Goa'uld is an absolute nightmare.
  • Irony: Daniel lampshades how it's going to be hard convincing the world of magic that aliens exist.
  • Keystone Army: In the climax, after Daniel finally defeats Voldemort, every Death Eater clutches their Dark Mark and then dies. The group realize that, ever the power-mad egotist, Voldemort linked the Dark Mark to his own life essence with his followers having no idea that if he died, so did all of them.
  • Magic Versus Science: An obvious theme with Sam Carter, in particular, having a hard time wrapping her head around the fact that this is, indeed, real magic, not some amazingly advanced science.
    • In contrast, the Wizarding World (which barely has a handle on 20th century technology) are thrown by the high-tech world of the Stargate program and alien science.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Hermione compares the IOA to Umbridge and Fudge but Daniel is quick to correct her that, unlike how those two refused to accept the truth of Voldemort's return, the IOA are fully aware of the threat of the Goa'uld. The only issue is that they prefer a different way to handle it than SG-1 and are concerned about the huge budget the Stargate program requires.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When he sees a still alive Wormtail, Daniel completely loses it in an outrage that shocks his teammates.
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: Draco Malfoy has become even worse with age.
  • Seen It All: Of the main team, it's O'Neill who's the first to come around to believing Daniel because after everything else he's been through in the last several years, accepting magic is real isn't that hard.
  • Skewed Priorities: Even after all these years, Hermione still has this. When Daniel relates his tale of finding a gateway to other planets, Hermione is too busy focusing on how Harry suddenly turned into a brilliant scholar of history.
  • Stunned Silence: Hermione gets this twice, first when "Daniel" pops back into her life after twenty years and then telling her Voldemort is back.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: Quite obviously with how Daniel Radcliffe transforms into Michael Shanks.

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