- Throw It In!: While Dumbledore was getting a bit of Adaptational Villainy from the start, the author states that a comment on an earlier chapter led to Dumbledore being corrupted by possession of the Resurrection Stone, leading to basically his entire character arc so far.
- What Could Have Been: Word of God has noted that the only three girls definitely planned for the harem from the beginning were Ginny, Hermione, and Luna, with Katie being the last candidate definitively selected, while other possible candidates included Tonks, Daphne Greengrass and Gabrielle.
- If Daphne had been chosen, she would have basically had the storyline that has been given to Susan, while Tonks would have essentially taken Fleur's place (the author notes that this is the reason Fleur was chosen instead, as giving Tonks Fleur's current role would have required Remus to take on Bill's current Adaptational Villainy).
- Other abandoned story elements included the idea that each girl would have a slightly different kind of bond with Harry depending on the nature of their prior relationship with him, rather than all seven bonds being a similar telepathic/magical link, or an entire arc planned with a dark witch versed in sex magic that Voldemort would recruit from some foreign country (likely to be a mentor to Pansy for her planned infiltration).
Trivia / The Power of Seven