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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Salazar Slytherin being depicted as a man whose historical image of a pureblood obsessor was manufactured to cover up a rocky relationship with Helga Hufflepuff, and that for a dark wizard of his skill, the Chamber of Secrets would "surely" hold something more than a basilisk that would be invaluable to his heir.
  • Archive Panic: At several years old, the comic is getting there.
  • Badass Decay: Voldemort's not nearly as powerful as he was in the books, possibly justified by him now being in his younger form. Arguably, he's just as powerful (possibly moreso, now that his soul is whole), it's just that the fear he inspired is pretty much gone.
    • The Ministry of Magic is reset to book-era corruption and red tape, Kingsley Shacklebolt having been said to be voted out in favor of the new guy, who arguably may be even worse Cornelius Fudge.
    • Art Imitates Life: Unfortunately, this happens all the time in real life governments.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The crossovers can come off like this, particularly the Men in Black cameo early on, and especially the holiday special that fuses the Wizarding World into the universes of both The Santa Clause and Stargate SG-1, of all things. The treatment of Middle Earth of The Hobbit as canon to Earth's past takes it a step further.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One of the Trio's children unexpectedly not getting sorted into Gryffindor and their father being unable to cope. More Played for Laughs here than what happens in Cursed Child.
    • An advanced Time-Turner that can send people tens of years back in time, done by children of the Trio. It certainly does show how Cursed Child was considered to be similar to fanfiction.
  • Narm Charm: The degree at which the comic diverges off with the Wizarding World's future, all done with shoddy LEGO minifigs and models, is somewhat amusing. At times the comic feels just like a story a rather mature kid would tell playing with his own toys.
  • Special Effects Failure: Anyone used to LEGO webcomics, or custom LEGO models in general, may find the comic's sets and figures a bit shabby with "rainbow" models without proper color schemes or some minifigures seem simple or unrecognizable as their characters. Notably, the Necromancer was an outright case of Off-the-Shelf FX, his minifigure being an unaltered Evil Wizard from 2007 LEGO Castle sets!
    • A lot of figures received upgrades over the years as the authors had more pieces available. The Necromancer, following his initial appearances, returned with a new beard and clothes. (Also, he sometimes took his hat off.) Character appearance upgrades usually received a Lampshade Hanging, such as Scorpius and Hermione "looking really pale all of a sudden" or references to nice new haircuts.