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Honorable Hogwarts is a play by post roleplaying game set about a year after the seventh and final Harry Potter book. It is known for its convoluted, labyrinthine and troperrific storyline (the site emphasizes writing/storytelling over roleplaying, and because at least eight tropers are featured among its regular members is rather brightly lit).

This site is a follow-up to the now-defunct Hogwarts Rising, a similar site that took place during the Canon Harry Potter storyline. It continues following the non-canon characters from that site, with Jason Frost (who on the old site was set up as a Lancer for Harry) now playing the role of main character. The site has a Spin-Off, Hogwarts Futures, which follows the activities of various characters seventeen years later. Much of the plot comes from them dealing with the extended fallout of their own actions during the Honorable Hogwarts timeframe, as well as introducing several older, more manipulative antagonists and a new generation of student wizards.


Because this site's storyline is much, much Darker and Edgier than the actual Harry Potter books... some say it's Better Than Canon, and others say they need Brain Bleach after viewing it.

Honorable Hogwarts can be found here, and Hogwarts Futures can be found here. There is also a Prequel Fan Fic in the works, which tells what the characters on the site were doing during the timeframe of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

A character page can be found here.


This site provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Aborted Arc: Sometimes, when a player leaves the site for good, their characters' side storylines just get dropped entirely.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Taffy Pole's outfits are often described as containing this.
  • Accidental Aiming Skills: Rare non-combat version. In this thread, the Gryffindor Quidditch team's Seeker (a playing position from which goals are not usually scored) tries her hand at shooting goals and actually makes her first shot, then admits she was aiming for one of the other goal hoops.
  • Action Girl: Lena Lacy.
  • Actor Allusion: Jason's Quidditch nickname, Pinata, is also the internet screenname of the guy who plays him.
  • Adorkable: Jeffrey Pierman and Felicia Day Jenica Sonsen.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Canon:
      • Luna Lovegood
      • Minerva McGonagall
      • Triwizard Tournament.
    • Non-canon:
      • Bella Banning
      • Edeline Emerson
      • Lena Lacy
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    • Miscellaneous: The main site's title.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: One of the few ways in which this site is similar to Canon... the evil Slytherins and wealthy Death Eaters are quite popular at first, and the protagonists are mostly social outcasts for one reason or another.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Several attacks against Hogwarts and the Ministry by Death Eaters fall squarely under this trope. The Ottery St. Catchpole thread also probably qualifies.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: invoked Harry's not a noble idealist, he's a dangerously wimpy pacifist who gets people killed; Colin Creevey's actually really a chainsmoking Badass Biker who knows not only kung fu but also Le Parkour; Draco Malfoy is actually not that bad a guy, and capable of Heroic Sacrifice if need be (not to mention wearing leather pants).
  • Ambiguously Gay: Avilon Rayne.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: The Zotermeer brothers. Their names are Jacob and Isaac, they're both rather good with money, and Jacob was once heard to say "Oy vey." But their exact religion/ethnic heritage has never been specifically stated, so they might not be Jews at all.
  • Anachronic Order: Because some people are online a lot and others only check in off and on, some arcs move faster than others... this means that certain areas of the plot are sometimes as much as half a year ahead of others.
  • Anti-Hero: Jason.
  • Anti-Villain: Aldous Conor.
  • Anyone Can Die: Whoo boy.
  • Arc Words
    • "Someone's at the door." Almost a Catchphrase for River. Although it is a bit of a Shout-Out to American Gothic (1995), the meaning of the words is entirely different here.
    • Also spoken by River: "I am Kali the Goddess of Death." If you hear her say this, run.
  • Ascended Extra: Xanthe Chapel, Trowa Marshall, Alvin Pairis, Blair Duchess, Abrianna Madoc and Sally Carinaris were nowhere near as important to the plot as they are now when they first started out. With Character Development and more frequent logins by the people playing them, however, they've become main characters.
  • Asshole Victim: The only thing that's kept Jason from crossing the Moral Event Horizon is that the people he's maiming, torturing and killing usually deserve it. Also, Ando Saeki's first kill was Rita Skeeter, who definitely had it coming. Doesn't make Ando any better, but killing her was arguably a Pet the Dog moment.
  • The Atoner: Turin Holdsclaw. Yes, Turin.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: River learned martial arts from watching internet videos.
  • Ax-Crazy: Rupert Wotan, even if his Weapon of Choice was a knife.
  • Back from the Dead: Aeolus Warbeck was resurrected by Aldous Conor.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Jason and Lena in the Battle of Azkaban, Jason and Madeline in the Battle of St. Mungo's.
  • Badass Adorable: River has elements of this, especially when she goes all "Kali Goddess of Death".
    • Envy as well.
  • Badass Back: Jason, Lena, Colin, Alvin, Darius and Taffy are all quite fond of this fighting style.
  • Badass Biker: Colin Creevey bought Hagrid's flying motorcycle. He was already a badass at the time.
  • Badass Bookworm
    • Luna Lovegood, Abel King, Trowa Marshall, Alvin Pairis, Sally Carinaris... the bad guys have Natalia Dragomir.
    • Once Xanthe Chapel no longer qualifies for Lolita status, she will be one of these.
    • Ratree Surkhanfa qualifies as well. In the words of the person playing her, she is "a meek nerd with combat skills".
  • Badass Creed: Jason, addressing the other inaugural members of the Order of the Silver Dagger for the first time, told them: "From this point forth we show no mercy, give no quarter, and take no prisoners. If they want to call themselves the Death Eaters, then let them taste death!" The last line of this became the group's official motto.
Jason: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't kill you right now, you Death Eater cunt.
  • Keep in mind, he said this to The Headmistress of Zephyrwit. As part of a Gambit Roulette.
  • Creepy Monotone: River tends to deliver prophecies and other insights in this tone of voice.


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