Reviews for Harry Potter and the Power of Paranoia
CV12Hornet chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
And now Dumbledore swan dives off the slippery slope.
GJMEGA chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
Dumbledore grew up in an era where authority figures beat the shit out of kids for lesser things, not just parents but teachers as well. In his mind putting a little scare into Tom was a rather merciful and kind way of setting him straight rather than simply hitting him. He shouldn't do /either/ in my opinion but that was probably his mindset.
knifeandko chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
Wow, good chapter! I especially liked "poetic justice", because I never seen this way of dealing with Lucius.
Gundum M chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
This is a great chapter. And with events i never saw coming.
yuiop chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
Miner603 chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
Holy Shit! Albus Dumbledore actually doing something to help. Impossible.
Pyeknu chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
OMG! Albus is actually DOING something?! Amazing!
Krysania chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
I'm beyond impressed that Dubles decided to try for it!
Anber chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
Wow! Just wow he's actually doing something
DarkRavie chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
Awesome chapter. Great story. I can't wait to read what happens in your next chapter.
thorin01 chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
A few hours, maybe a couple of days, heck, benefit of the doubt and give Dumbledore a couple of months to get a hold of the Basilisk. That’s all it took for Dumbledore to plan and execute a means to remove Malfoy and ever more Death Eaters from the board. How many people have died in the years Voldemort and his Death Eaters have been running around? How many discriminatory laws were passed due to Malfoy’s influence before Voldemort even came back? How much damage was done because Dumbledore refused to exercise his power? Because Dumbledore focused all of his attention on removing Voldemort and gave lip-service, at best, to dealing the society that allowed him to flourish. Just take out Tommy-boy and everything will be perfect. That’s how Rowling set it up in the books.

It’s really kind of sad. Realistically the books were a loss for the good guys. Most of the Death Eaters were still alive and had access to their resources and they still had control of Ministry. The Malfoy’s were free and hadn’t had a change of heart with regards to blood status. Many of the strongest and most powerful good guys were killed during the war. None of the younger generation has the necessary skills to lead or the resources to engage Malfoy and his fellow purebloods in the political arena (whose fault was that). Within six months after the Battle of Hogwarts things will be back to, at best, where they were during books three through five. A corrupt Ministry under the control of Malfoy and his ilk with only a few people like Arthur Weasley fighting a rearguard action to keep things from getting too ugly.

I always figured Harry’s little nod to Draco in the epilogue wasn’t some sign that they’d become friends, but rather Harry just acknowledging to Draco that he’s keeping his head down and not making any waves.

And all because one stupid little man was so blinded by prophecy and his believe that everything wrong with society could be laid at the feet of Voldemort alone that he refused to get off his ass and actually do something.
tenchifew chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
Love this chapter.
People tend to underestimate Dumbledore. The man does indeed have a lot of failings. But Voldemort feared him for a reason.
Lack of power is not one of Dumbledore's shortcomings.
goddragonking chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
great ch was well writing and hope for more updates soon
questioner2400 chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
I love Dumbledore being pushed to do something, and then _actually_ using all that magical power he's supposed to have. Bravo.
Meteoricshipyards chapter 19 . 1/22/2014
Hey! A dumbledore that is actually doing something useful! How unexpected. Of course, he had to be almost blackmailed into it, but still...

Good update. Thanks for the story.

Tom A.
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