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This is my personal collection of stories, with contributions from my "staff", that I think are the best this website has to offer. The genres include Dark!Harry, Intelligent!Harry, Powerful!Harry. No slash is required! For those who enjoy aforesaid genres, I think this selection is what you're looking for.
Harry Potter and The Iron Lady
by mugglesftw reviews
Even muggles notice thousands dead, and Margaret Thatcher had the help of one Sergeant Prewett of Her Majesty's Special Air Service. Harry Potter is taken in by a loving family, and raised to become the hero of both worlds. Even as he enters Hogwarts looking for friends, he is confronted by the darkness in the wizarding world. Now complete! Sequel: Nymphadora Tonks: The Last Auror.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 56 - Words: 220,514 - Reviews: 1163 - Favs: 1,367 - Follows: 1,591 - Updated: 12/23/2017 - Published: 10/30/2016 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G., Neville L. - Complete
A Dance All My Own
by Silverfawkes reviews
AU 4th year, Harry decides it's time to man up and dance to his own tune instead of the Headmaster's. Story contains some language, Dumbledore bashing, and a tiny bit of Ron bashing,
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 106,324 - Reviews: 355 - Favs: 1,320 - Follows: 696 - Updated: 10/1/2017 - Published: 9/30/2017 - Complete
Play to Your Strengths
by Lady FoxFire reviews
Before the first task in the Tri-Wizard Tournament, Moody told Harry to 'play to your strengths' and Harry took those words to heart. Of course the Wizard World was less than pleased with the new Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,054 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 1,308 - Follows: 665 - Published: 4/22/2017 - Harry P. - Complete
Harry channels his inner Slytherin
by slytherinsal reviews
set following the pensieve incident during occlumensy, Harry has a sudden fit of the smarts and works to enlist more active aid from Snape. Unkind to Dumbledore and some Weasleys. Umbitch gets hers. Hermione has to think, and wises up. A peek at what might happen if the occasional use of logic and intellect was applied instead of hokey reasoning and blind belief in prophecy.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,035 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 63 - Published: 10/30/2017 - Complete
The Lawyers Against the Cup
by Tangerine-Alert reviews
Harry never put his name in the cup. No one would believe him, so he leaves Hogwarts searching for a way to fight the wizarding contract, using the thing that holds him to it; the law.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 39,247 - Reviews: 509 - Favs: 1,752 - Follows: 1,072 - Updated: 1/17/2016 - Published: 11/29/2015 - Harry P. - Complete
by Tangerine-Alert reviews
Harry sees only one option when his name comes out of the cup; run from it. But the Ministry says he entered a contract and laws cross borders. Only one option exists; to go somewhere the Ministry's and the International Confederation's laws can't take hold of him.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,499 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 288 - Follows: 155 - Published: 5/8/2016 - Harry P. - Complete
Quoth the Raven, Nevermore
by GenkaiFan reviews
The Tower of London has a dark and bloody past both in the muggle and wizarding worlds. Besides being a prison, it also served as a sanctuary in times past, what if it became one yet again? -AU
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 47 - Words: 114,515 - Reviews: 4828 - Favs: 5,585 - Follows: 3,923 - Updated: 10/22/2013 - Published: 1/14/2011 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Trust Is A Relative Thing
by Silverfawkes reviews
What if Petunia put the blame where it belonged instead of on Harry? OOC Petunia Dursley Rating for mild language
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 51 - Words: 219,068 - Reviews: 5658 - Favs: 6,756 - Follows: 7,353 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 12/31/2010 - Harry P.
A Study in Magic
by Vixit reviews
When Albus Dumbledore shows up at Baker Street with strange demands and baby-filled picnic baskets, Sherlock Holmes is less than thrilled. Featuring Detective!Harry, Competent!Quirrell, and the world's only private consulting detective. No slash.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Sherlock Holmes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 45,805 - Reviews: 810 - Favs: 2,176 - Follows: 1,420 - Updated: 3/15/2012 - Published: 4/28/2011 - Harry P., Sherlock Holmes - Complete
Harry Potter and the Soul of the Serpent
by Wujjawoo reviews
COMPLETE Harry feels betrayed. He is resigned to his fate, and with these feelings comes darkness. He is compelled to find the Chamber of Secrets and faces his destiny.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 41,570 - Reviews: 294 - Favs: 609 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 7/21/2005 - Published: 6/20/2005 - Harry P. - Complete
On the Wings of Magic
by Bil reviews
Complete. AU sixth year, post OotP. Harry understands some hard truths, Minerva and Severus are drawn in. Not HBP compliant. Hero!Harry, Manipulative!Dumbledore. HP, MM, SS.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,071 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 1,318 - Follows: 328 - Updated: 3/30/2006 - Published: 3/16/2006 - Harry P., Minerva M. - Complete
Harry Prongs Tatum
by Silverfawkes reviews
on hiatus AU They left him on a doorstep and he wandered away.Features Independent Stubborn Harry and pokes fun at the foibles of the magical world.Rating for occasional language.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 18 - Words: 88,802 - Reviews: 1981 - Favs: 4,328 - Follows: 4,869 - Updated: 12/22/2010 - Published: 5/28/2010 - Harry P.
The Thing About Contracts Is
by Nom9de9Plume reviews
Harry discovers some interesting truths about contracts that leads to a plan to leave his troubles behind.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 41,393 - Reviews: 992 - Favs: 2,941 - Follows: 2,330 - Updated: 8/31/2010 - Published: 5/1/2010 - Harry P., Luna L.
In this World and the Next
by robst reviews
Not for Weasley fans, dark beginning and rating is for safety. A Re-do with payback on the menu H/Hr Complete
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 26 - Words: 164,711 - Reviews: 5125 - Favs: 10,642 - Follows: 4,646 - Updated: 9/29/2010 - Published: 12/31/2009 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
It's My Life
by Fyreheart reviews
After his second year, Harry begins to realize Hogwarts isn't everything it could be. Are there other options available? While the Hogwarts characters belong to JK Rowling, the story is obviously outside of canon.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 80,383 - Reviews: 1965 - Favs: 6,670 - Follows: 2,891 - Updated: 12/5/2010 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
by Rain Seaker reviews
Getting sick of living in a world where every part of his life is controlled Harry decides that it is better to change everything you know and start over again. He goes back to 1939 when a young Tom Riddle's life is about to change forever. Time Travel
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 57,417 - Reviews: 318 - Favs: 698 - Follows: 822 - Updated: 3/25/2011 - Published: 2/22/2007 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr.
Harry Potter and the Power of the King
by ZeroRevolution reviews
A spin-off idea based on the Throne Runes from my other story. Harry Potter becomes King of the magical world!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,543 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 597 - Follows: 702 - Updated: 1/12/2010 - Published: 1/6/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G.
by Deritine reviews
AU Post HBP. DH semi-compliant: The horcruxes are destroyed- the bits of soul latched on to Harry's own. But killing himself only sends Harry to an alternate dimension, this one desperately vulnerable to the dark soul he carries.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 85,503 - Reviews: 646 - Favs: 1,672 - Follows: 1,131 - Updated: 3/18/2012 - Published: 3/27/2006 - Harry P., Tom R. Jr. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Irish Choice
by DisobedienceWriter reviews
With all the crappy stuff Harry goes through at Hogwarts, the smart money would be on him transferring to a different, better school early in his career. Here’s one way it might have happened. No planned pairings.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 62,622 - Reviews: 747 - Favs: 4,640 - Follows: 1,403 - Updated: 9/20/2007 - Published: 9/6/2007 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Signore Delle Ombre
by The-Writer-Formerly-Known-As reviews
The Summer before sixth year, Harry finds himself abandoned by those that call themselves the light. Sent to Azkaban for a crime he did not commit, he is forced to explore his growing powers and make new alliances. Let the Battle Begin.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,954 - Reviews: 203 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 398 - Updated: 3/15/2006 - Published: 3/28/2005 - Harry P.
Heir of Elessar
by E. C. R. Potter reviews
HPLOTR crossover. 2 years into the Second Magical War, Voldemort leads his followers to a long lost volcano. There, he makes a final pact with an ancient evil, granting him more powers than anyone could’ve ever imagined. FULL summary inside. HH
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 73,393 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 545 - Follows: 213 - Updated: 6/6/2006 - Published: 7/10/2004 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
by Ania Orome reviews
What if Harry decided his "freakishness" was nothing to be ashamed of? What if he decided that his power helped him and kept him safe? And what if he decided to do something about it?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,944 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 2/28/2010 - Published: 2/27/2010 - Harry P.
by Krahae reviews
Death was the first real memory Harry had, thanks to the wizarding world. He would return the favor, one day, as was only proper. After all – their culture was simply too sick to survive. Vastly AU, pre-Yr.1 progressing.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 11 - Words: 41,537 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 1,137 - Follows: 1,290 - Updated: 1/30/2010 - Published: 1/28/2010 - Harry P.
Mahou mo Ken
by Enterprise1701-d reviews
When Harry cries out for help during a nightmare, halfway around the world somebody listens. Somebody that will change the way Harry looks at magic... forever. On hiatus.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 151,685 - Reviews: 731 - Favs: 1,862 - Follows: 2,038 - Updated: 7/6/2009 - Published: 3/15/2007 - Harry P., Luna L.
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by xxlostdreamerxz reviews
AU: What if Harry grew up neglected by his parents? What if he had been kidnaped by Voldemort and raised as his dark heir? Read and find out!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 84,624 - Reviews: 4456 - Favs: 4,750 - Follows: 4,381 - Updated: 12/27/2010 - Published: 8/17/2004 - Harry P., Voldemort