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Uncle Quentin's Spy is a Fanfic in which Hermione Granger discovers her uncle Quentin works for the Watchers Council, a secret organization that fights against vampires, demons and other dark creatures and that the world is darker, older and more dangerous than she's lead to believe.


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  • Asshole Victim: The Dursleys have their souls sucked by a Dementor
    • Draco dies during the Battle of Hogwarts, slowly suffocating from a curse that created fire in his lungs.
  • Beta Couple: India and Kit.
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  • Black Dude Dies First: Shacklebolt is killed by the Death Eaters in order to weaken Dumbledore's powerbase.
  • Blood Magic: Blood can be used to hurt someone through many dark rituals.
  • Blood Knight: India.
  • The Chosen One: The Slayer- as the story is set in Harry's fifth year, in 1994-1995, it's not Buffy but her imediate predecessor, India Cohen.
  • Continuity Nod: When they meet, Travers gives to Hermione Giles' speech about the world's origins from The Harvest~
  • Doomed by Canon: India dies in the epilogue and Buffy is called into Slayerdom.
  • The Dreaded: The Slayer to wizardkind - no matter how much you kill her, she will always be back to end the job.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: The Slayer of course, which is so extraordinary that she can kill a Dementor
  • Fantastic Racism: The Watchers' Council seems to view wizards and witches as not completly humans, maybe. Quentin is also shocked when he finds out Umbridge's plans for Hogwarts and he and other Watchers see the practitioners of The Dark Arts as fair game.
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  • Fate Worse than Death: The Dursleys become victims of a Dementor attack
  • Good Is Not Nice: Quentin is a Manipulative Bastard who has no problem manipulating his own grandniece, but he's fighting demons and vampire cults who want to bring about a variation between End of the World as We Know It and Hell on Earth.
    • Also Albus Dumbledore, who is extremely suspicious of Harry because he's an Horcrux and thus might suffer from dark influences, but he honestly seeks to save the Wizarding World from Voldemort. During his Wizard Duel with him, he also unleashes two deadly spell, the last one actually making Voldemort afraid.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: India doesn't like when Hermione talks to her Watcher.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: The Slayer in the wizarding world, due that previous Slayers helped witch hunters in the past.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Holy water can burn Dementors. India weaponises this.
  • In the Back: How Draco dies from curse cast by a Death Eater.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Considering what Dementors and other dark creatures can do, Hermione is correct in saying that studying magic is more important than household chores
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  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Umbridge is obliviated after Harry blast her across the room when she tried to use the Blood Quill on him.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: It happens in narration but the effect is the same. Hermione believes that Harry needs to be showered in all the lov...all the friends to help him deal with the traumatic events that happened in his fourth year
  • Malicious Slander: The Ministry of Magic and the wizarding media, as they seek to portray Dumbledore and to a larger extent Harry as crazy
  • Manipulative Bastard: Quentin is ruthlessly grooming Hermione and Harry to join the Watchers' council by exploiting their desire for knowledge and freedom
  • Monster Hunter Organization: The Watchers Council
  • Muggles Do It Better: While technically an Extraordinarily Empowered Girl rather than a muggle, India Cohen is this trope. When fighting against the Death Eaters, she's able to take down five of them quickly through a crossbow.
  • Noodle Incident: In her early days as Slayer, Indian mistook a morgue for a vampire nest. She's still embarassed of the fact even years later.
  • Official Couple: Harry and Hermione.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: Kit and India die fighting werejaguars in British Guiana.
  • Police State: The Ministry of Magic, which is actually useless against Voldemort and the Death Eaters, their authoritarianism just makes life for its citizens harsh.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Draco Malfoy, who planned to rape Lavender Brown and Hermione Granger. It's also implied that he committed rape throughout the summer and christmas holidays.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Quentin Travers, the stern senior Watcher, is Hermione's great-uncle
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Kit is sacrificed India goes on a rampage on the werejaguar temple.
  • Sadistic Teacher: Dolores Umbridge. Played for Drama with Snape who, after tormenting Harry and Hermione for five year, is not trusted to teach them Occlumency.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Umbridge's use of the Blood Quill is the final straw that makes Harry and Hermione want to leave Hogwarts. Dumbledore convinces them to remain by having Umbridge Obliviated.
  • Slut-Shaming: Muggleborns are seen as nothing than amoral promiscuous sleazes that use sex to obtain advantages in the wizarding world.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Subverted. Harry and Hermione quickly learn, under the guidance of the Watchers' Council, that they need to ensure the Death Eaters are down for good.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Hermione, who acts more contempously that she did in canon. For instance she refuses to help Molly in cleaning up Grimmauld Place though the house was still dirty even after Hermione, Harry and Sirius spent weeks cleaning it up
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: The Watchers' Council views all supernatural beings as monsters that prey on humanity.
  • Wizard Duel: Between Dumbledore and Voldemort in the Ministry Attrium. This time around however Dumbledore is willing to cast nastier spells.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Quentin is willing to strap bombs to pureblood children in order to kill Death Eaters. However he knows his grandniece is not yet prepared to go that far...
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Molly Weasley's reaction when Snape calls her to Hogwarts because Ron was "glaring menacingly" at Draco. However it was all part of plan for Snape to get information out of her through potions.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: After a violent outburst of magic after reading a slanderous article in the Daily Prophet, Kreacher starts to respect Hermione. The fact he compares her to Bellatrix Lestrange makes it worse.
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