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Just another middle-aged, overweight, straight female who loves reading (sometimes homoerotic) stories about YA-lit characters. My few humble offerings are on AO3 under Fyrebird, because that's where they were moved to when HP Fandom shut down.


Common Misconceptions in Harry Potter Fandom

Your Hogwarts letter arrives on your eleventh birthday.
This would be phenomenally stupid. The school doesn't have a correspondence secretary that keeps track of birthdays so they can send out greetings. Instead, like every other school in the world, the letters are sent out in the summer, for the upcoming year. Harry only received his letter on his birthday after at least a week of failed attempts. Harry's letter gives July 31 (his birthday) as the deadline for replies, so clearly they did not expect him to receive it on that date. So no, Hermione hasn't had almost a full year to read and memorize her school books: she found out in July, just like every other student raised in the Muggle world.

First Years are not allowed on quidditch teams.
Not a rule. First years are not allowed to have their personal brooms at school (a rule that was waived for Harry because Professor McGonagall is so quidditch-mad that she forced him onto the team without even asking him, and bought the broom herself*—her being the source is only implied in the movie, but is stated outright in the book). Obviously, not having a personal broom is a severe handicap for one with sports aspirations, as the school brooms are of dubious quality, and thus it is unlikely that a First Year would make the team, but not forbidden.
*I've seen some fanfics have Harry get stroppy when he finds out she purchased it with HIS money, without asking him, on Dumbledore's okay.

Susan Bones is an orphan who lives with her aunt.
This is not stated anywhere in canon. It says that she lost her grandparents, uncle, aunt, and cousins, who all had the "honor" of being killed directly by Voldie. When (spoiler alert!) her aunt Amelia Bones is killed in book 6, it specifically says she lived alone.

Nymphadora "Say my first name and die" Tonks was still a student in Harry's first year.
Harry meets her after his fourth year, and she has been a qualified auror for a year. Auror qualification is a 3-year course (and hers might have even taken a bit longer because she had trouble with the stealth training). That means she left Hogwarts the summer before he got there.

Harry went straight to Hogwarts after shopping in Diagon Alley.
This is a movie error. Hagrid arrives at the hut at midnight of July 31, just as Harry is wishing himself a happy birthday. After sunrise (still July 31), he takes Harry shopping. At the end of the day, Hagrid takes him to the train station to go back to the Dursleys' house for the month of August. Harry has to get his Uncle to take him to King's Cross on September 1. Granted, in the books this was covered by a few paragraphs at the beginning of chapter 6. ("Harry's last month with the Dursleys wasn't fun.") The movie has Hagrid just drop him off to take the Express straight from his school shopping. What a whirlwind that would have been, to go off to magical boarding school the day after finding out about it!

Hermione was always steadfast, and never failed Harry.
Wrong! Again, this is a book-versus-movie issue. When Sirius anonymously sent him a broomstick for Christmas (which the movie changed to the end of the school year), Hermione was so sure that it was booby-trapped that she ratted him out to McGonagall, who took it away to be completely stripped down, and didn't return it for over a month. Coincidentally, quidditch-mad McGonagall (that should be her nickname) gives it back right before Gryffindor's next game... in February (the book isn't clear on when in February, so it could be closer to two months for all we know). Imagine that you're a mistreated orphan who never got any gifts until you started school, and your so-called friend has your best-ever gift taken away and completely dismantled before you get a chance to use it even once. As an adult, of course you applaud her for worrying so much about his safety, but to a contemporary she's a rotten tattle-tale. Don't get me wrong, I like canon Hermione, but I also enjoy a good Hermione-bashing fic because she's such a self-righteous prig at times. (I mean, come on: she makes up a study schedule for them! And badgers them to stick to it!) Not to mention that she got all bent out of shape that using the Half-Blood Prince's book was "cheating." Where was this morality when she got extra study time for an entire year by using a time-turner? She didn't use it just for classes, but for homework as well (or she wouldn't have been so exhausted). Could it be it was only because he was getting too close to her own grades? He did, after all, beat her to a prize by making a better potion.

Hogwarts school fees.
Hogwarts is a state-owned school, funded by the Ministry of Magic. There are no tuition fees, although students must provide their own uniforms, books, and supplies, as listed in the Hogwarts invitation. Harry's vault of money will easily see him through finishing school and getting set up, although it's unclear whether it's enough that he wouldn't have to get a job. (JKR, who admits to being bad at maths, was not very detailed when setting up her Wizarding economy. At first, a galleon was said to be worth approximately 50 pounds—that first morning, the owl wants a measley 5 knuts to pay for the Daily Prophet, and seven galleons for a wand is such a steep price that the Weasleys can't pay it. Then the exchange rate was reduced to 5 pounds per galleon, which is ludicrously low. It makes the Weasleys positively destitute in Chamber of Secrets, when their vault contains only a handful of sickles and a single galleon, coming to less than ten pounds.)

Lily and Petunia hadn't communicated in years.
In the very first chapter, when the Wizarding World is busy celebrating the demise of Voldemort, Vernon Dursley is an unwilling witness to multiple instances of abnormal behavior. He hears reference to "their son Harry," and suspected it might be his nephew. If there had been no communication, he would have no way of knowing his nephew's name.


Pet peeves in Harry Potter fanfics

Please don't put in the Sorting Hat song from the first book. We've read the books. If you haven't written your own (please don't), you're just padding your word count.

Same for Harry's Hogwarts letter, book list, and O.W.L. results. If you haven't changed anything, we don't need to see the whole letter again.

Get the names right! For example, there is no apostrophe in Gringotts Bank, but there is in St. Mungo's. Neville's parents are in the Janus Thickey (not Thickney or Thackery) Ward. The judicial body is the Wizengamot. Quirrell has double R and L, McGonagall has only a doubled L. There is only one R in Voldemort. Typos and autocorrect happen, in which case Mr. Filch can become Mr. Finch, but I will abandon a fic with Zambini as a character. That goes double for using the Americanized "Little Whining" for the Dursley hometown. (I'm an American, but even as a child I read many books by British authors, set in British places, and it didn't harm me to learn alternate terminology. It won't hurt you, either.)

Ravenclaw's animal is an EAGLE (movies notwithstanding). Don't call them "Ravens" unless the Gryffindors are "Gryffs" (which is perfectly acceptable, although I'd go with 'Claws if we're abbreviating). If the Gryffindors are lions, then Ravenclaws are eagles.

Parseltongue is a language. A Parselmouth speaks that language. Don't mix them up, or use them interchangeably.

A hollow is a hole, niche, depression, or otherwise emptied space. A hallow is something sacred or blessed. Don't ask me why JKR decided to use two nearly-identical words for important story concepts.

Apparition is a ghost or mirage. Apparation is JKR's made-up word for a form of travel. Don't listen to your spell-checker on this one; it will lie to you.

The Statue of Secrecy. I visualize something like the lawyers' "Lady Justice," only she's got her finger in front of her lips, shushing everybody. Double- and triple-check your spelling on the STATUTE of Secrecy.

Don't give us sentences that are primarily a list of names (or a long list of anything, really). Break it up into a narrative.

Similarly, don't spell out the class schedule in one indigestible lump. If you need to write it down for your own notes, go for it. But I don't need to see, "Monday is Care of Magical Creatures and Transfiguration, followed by lunch, then double Herbology. Tuesday is...). Only tell us the class when your students are going there (or not), or putting off their homework because it's not until Thursday, or something like that. This is especially true if you've tried to make some sort of table, because we all know that the format won't carry over to the archive site.

I get bored with stories that go into detailed menus and food prep. I don't care if it has lemon zest or a caper sauce. I get it: you like fancy food. Get on with the story, already.

If you want to pair Harry with either Ginny or Hermione, you need to change their canon relationships to make it believable. I know Harry/Ginny is canon, but (sorry, JKR) they are a BAD MATCH. I won't go so far as to say she's just a fangirl, but she did have a "celebrity crush" on him at the age of 10, that she never seemed to get over. She could barely even TALK to him until one day she jumps him and kisses him, one week after breaking up with her previous boyfriend, and suddenly it's Twoo Wuv. I'm not opposed to the pairing per se, but let's face it: she was such a non-entity in the books that Harry only noticed her spastic behavior until they brew a love potion in class (my headcanon is that he smelled it being brewed at the Burrow, not that it was indicating he loves her). Then she says she knows he'll "never be happy" unless he's hunting Voldemort, and that perhaps that's why she likes him so much. If that doesn't make her a fangirl, it makes her extremely immature — but they're only 15 and 16, so that's to be expected, and who the heck expects kids that age to stay together forever? (Truly, does everybody in the UK meet their future spouses in what we call high school? Not sure whether that's sad or frightening.)

If you write a "Harry gets betrayed by the Light side and sent to Azkaban" fic, have the courage to make him angry and/or vengeful. I despise the ones where he spends years in Azkaban, and then almost immediately forgives everybody and goes tra-la-la-ing through the daisies with them in no time.

Don't label your POV switches. I despise fics with "Harry's POV," at the beginning of a section. It should be obvious from your writing whose POV it is: all you have to do is put the person's name somewhere in the first few sentences. How hard is that?

A revelation or twist at the end of a chapter is not a cliffhanger. A cliffhanger is when a dire situation is left unresolved; will your character escape/survive/etc. "I'm pregnant!" is not a cliffhanger. A surprise visitor (other than the villain) is not a cliffhanger. And for God's sake, unless you are actually under 16, don't refer to it as a "cliffie." Baby talk is annoying (which is why Bellatrix does it).


Fandom Guilty Pleasures

Wards. Amazingly, they're never mentioned in canon, but they're a staple of the magical fantasy genre. They do set "defensive enchantments" around the tent while on the Camping Trip from Hell, which is the same thing, as far as I'm concerned. Wards were (barely) added to the extended canon in the "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" game: there's mention of a course on "Wilderness Wards." As for 4 Privet Drive, what fanon calls "blood wards," were only referred to in canon as a charm, performed by Dumbledore, that was "sealed" when Petunia first took him into the house and has to be recharged by Harry's presence every year. (Pretty underhanded of him; who would stop to read the letter before bringing the baby into the house on a cold November morning? And then it's too late, haha!)

Potter family vault. The Potters are an old family. Despite their cottage in Godric's Hollow being damaged, and then the Ministry claiming it for a shrine (did they pay for it? Canon doesn't say.), there's no reason to believe that money is all they left their child. We know that objects are also stored in vaults (i.e., the Lestrange vault in Deathly Hallows). If Harry's vault has only coins, then the rest of their things must be somewhere else.

Helpful goblins. In canon, goblins are famously neutral in Wizarding affairs, refusing to take sides, but they hate the Ministry. So while none of the goblins in canon are particularly helpful (and Griphook is a backstabbing fiend), all it takes is to come up with a reason why helping your character is a poke in the Ministry's eye.

Bashing Dumbledore. I loved the books, truly I did, but Dumbledore drove me crazy. He's not evil, but he's so full of hubris that he hoards knowledge and thinks his plan is the only way (not that he shares it with anybody), and thus some of the things he does have evil results. What kind of educator tells the students that they must make allowances for an abusive teacher? What kind of school is he running, when the very first night Harry is there, they are warned of "a most painful death" just for going into the wrong corridor? (Does he know children at all?!) And let's not forget, he gave Harry his own property (the invisibility cloak) as a gift. (Hey, I totally bogarted this thing that could have saved at least one of your parents, but since I couldn't find the other trinket after all this time I guess I'll let you have it so you can find that thing I want you to find, so when I nudge you to risk your life you'll know how to use it.) The Headmaster's office is behind a locked and guarded door, unavailable to the students. He never answers a question fully or clearly: it's all half-answers, double-speak, and "when you're older." When he finally gets around to "training" Harry to take on Voldie, what does he do? Shows him videos of Tom's childhood, so he can understand him. Thanks for nothing, Dumbledore. (As Emerald Ashes said in an author's note: "OOTP!Dumbledore is a terribly well-written *villain*.") Of all the BS Dumbledore spewed at Harry, I think the biggest lie is when he said it was because he loved Harry too much. You can keep that kind of love, thanks. Not to mention that the Order of the Phoenix is arguably a cult: Dumbledore makes all the decisions, and overrules or disregards any and all objections: everybody is expected to (and worse, DOES) follow whatever he says, whether or not (usually not) he explains why, because he just "knows" what's best.

Independent Harry. The sassier, the better. He's been bruised and downtrodden as long as he can remember. Suddenly, he finds he has fame and money. We call that "leverage," suckers! It's not like the Dursleys trained him to depend on the adults in his life, and the teachers haven't done much better.

Triwizard Tournament stories. I love it when Harry has (finally) had it, and uses the opportunity to give it back with both barrels. He may be forced to "compete," but they've effectively emancipated him AND expelled him from Hogwarts (he's competing for a different, albeit unnamed, school, after all). He doesn't have to attend class or take exams (that's canon!), and the Tournament loopholes have loopholes. Let the games begin!

Floriography (AKA "Language of Flowers"). Besides that I've always liked this, Wizarding society has held onto so many archaic tools and traditions that it's completely believable that this has endured. After all, Prof. Snape's first words to Harry can be translated as, "I bitterly regret your mother's death." Asphodel (a lily) = "my regrets follow you to the grave"; wormwood = absence and bitter sorrow. (Fun fact: asphodel was once thought to be a cure for snake bites.) As for the Evans sisters, Lily means beauty, elegance, and sweetness; Petunia means resentment and anger.

Time Travel/Do-Over. We've all wished we could go back and change what we did, hopefully with a better outcome. Bonus if they say, "forget causality, I'm changing everything!" Start those butterfly wings flapping.

Bound magic (that gets unbound). Usually a subset of Helpful goblins, but he could just go to a healer. Harry's hair regrowing might indicate a latent talent for metamorphmagery. I guess this is a bit of a cheat to give Harry talents he didn't have in canon — but if we wanted canon Harry, we'd just reread the books, now, wouldn't we?

Living in a wizarding trunk/tent. Whether Harry goes full independent, or just wants to mitigate the privation at the Dursleys' house, trunks and tents with huge space are canon; and he can take everything he owns, everywhere he goes. The first one of these I read, way back in the Stone Age, had Harry buying a whole set of trunks so each of his friends had an apartment. They all had active floos, so they constantly went back and forth visiting each other.

Secret bookworm Harry. Many bullied students take refuge in the school library. You'd have to at least pretend to read, lest the librarian evict you. Might as well read while you've got a book in front of you.

Hermione and/or Weasley bashing. It's not that I don't like them, it's that they're the most fleshed out characters, so we have a handle we can use to twist them just that little bit. (After all, nobody is ever accused of Daphne Greengrass bashing.) So, Ron becomes a feckless bottomless pit. Hermione is a bossy shrew. Ginny is a vindictive, manipulative harpy. Molly's meeting with Harry at King's Cross was orchestrated, to get the poor neglected child to "latch on" to a family of Dumbledore's choosing. Harry's feelings for Ginny came from a love potion. (This one is absolutely possible: Molly Weasley admits to using one to get Arthur's attention; Ginny loiters by the love potions in twins' shop, although she says she doesn't want one and the twins say they wouldn't sell her one; and Hermione thinks they are neither Dark nor dangerous, though she doesn't want just anybody using one on Harry.)

Rehabilitated Draco. Canon Draco is a little shit, but he didn't have to stay that way. I've always been annoyed that Dumbledore and—dare I say it? —JKR both wrote Draco off. Dumbledore even said something to the effect of Draco already being "lost" by the time he started school at ELEVEN. When clearly, Draco was simply the pampered child of overbearing parents who'd never had to think beyond what he'd been told. He was ALWAYS redeemable; but then, Dumbledore wasn't in the redemption business. Just ask Snape, who even with literally YEARS of dedicating his life to atonement, still had it held over his head constantly.

Rehabilitated Snape. This is only believable in the early years, definitely before fifth year, because after too long it would be completely unforgiveable. (Don't even get me started on Harry naming one of his children after TWO abusive teachers.) Yes, he's a nasty bully in Harry's first class. But a man can realize he's wrong, and take steps to mitigate a bad first impression. He arguably has to favor his house (at least in public), because the entire rest of the school is AGAINST his house on general principle. That his behavior encourages bullies is a common mistake, one that Dumbledore himself made with the Marauders. He's a bitter, friendless man, who has Old Twinkle-eyes grating on his last nerve on a regular basis, and definitely knows how to hold a grudge. However, he's also an intelligent, driven man, who was creating spells while still a student and became Potions Master and head of Slytherin house at the tender age of 21. We have only Sirius's extremely biased word that he was fully versed in Dark Arts as a first year (JKR was really fond of vilifying eleven-year-olds by proxy), and Dumbledore implied that he'd have been better off in another house once he'd had a chance to mellow a bit ("I sometimes think we sort too soon", DH Chapter 33). Based on what we later learned of Snape's early childhood, it's quite believable that the "ambition" that saw him sorted into the house of snakes was simply to be powerful enough to never be that vulnerable again — an ambition that the Marauders would have hardened into obsession.

As an additional note on both Draco and Snape: during her publicity tour for the Order of the Phoenix book, JKR admitted to being astonished to find out that either of them had fans. This, I believe, is why the very next book had both of them becoming significantly nastier. Clearly, we the readers were supposed to completely despise them, perhaps so that it would be more of a "surprise" that either of them were capable of the slightest positive behavior or motivation.

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Who Dares Wins by OlegGunnarsson reviews
A Harry Potter who grew up studying military tactics and strategy uses the attack on the Ministry as an opportunity to lay an ambush of his own - only to learn that his parents are still alive, as well as a twin brother whom Dumbledore calls the true boy-who-lived. And then, things get complicated. Military!Harry. A subversion of DZ2's Prodigal Son Challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 27 - Words: 155,751 - Reviews: 2110 - Favs: 5,882 - Follows: 7,853 - Updated: 11/20/2020 - Published: 1/19/2019 - [Harry P., Susan B.] OC
Benefits of old laws by ulktante reviews
Parts of souls do not go on alone. When Voldemort returns to a body he is much more sane than before and realizes that he cannot go on as he started. Finding some old laws he sets out to reach his goals in another way. Harry will find his world turned upside down once more and we will see how people react when the evil is not acting how they think it should.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 109 - Words: 878,803 - Reviews: 6356 - Favs: 6,169 - Follows: 6,242 - Updated: 10/3/2019 - Published: 10/3/2015 - Harry P., Severus S., Voldemort - Complete
The Venom Peddler by LightningFuryStrike13 reviews
Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back. Harry's curiosity leads him to exploring the Chamber a bit more thoroughly before he leaves for the Summer. What he finds there gives him a new responsibility beyond just himself and a lifelong satisfaction in the choices he makes from there on.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 56 - Words: 121,228 - Reviews: 1787 - Favs: 3,491 - Follows: 2,845 - Updated: 8/23/2019 - Published: 7/6/2019 - Harry P., Hermione G., Luna L., Basilisk - Complete
A Child's Prayer by BrilliantLady reviews
Lucifer's returned to Hell, and Trixie isn't happy about that. Mommy doesn't need to worry though, because she and Maze have a plan to fix things. Post Season 4 Fix-It.
Lucifer - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,776 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 69 - Published: 7/8/2019 - Lucifer M., Trixie - Complete
Through the Veil by darienqmk reviews
Two alcoholic men decide to jump through the Veil. This takes them back to August 1st, 1993. They don't have much to lose, anyway - the only thing left to do is to go around and piss everyone off, true Marauder fashion. So they do exactly that.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 115,525 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 918 - Follows: 724 - Updated: 6/13/2019 - Published: 2/13/2019 - Harry P., Ron W. - Complete
The PureBlood Princes by linda.jenner reviews
A Seer's vision of the end of Magic turns Lucius and Severus' beliefs around. Now they must save a child. Harry Potter.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 19,287 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 162 - Published: 2/25/2019 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Consequences by slytherinsal reviews
Expanded from one of the whimsical drabbles. When Harry reckons that being chosen for the Triwizard has nullified his contract with Hogwarts and expelled him, he strikes a deal with Karkaroff, to Dumbledore's horror. Not to be taken seriously, just enjoy the anarchy and mayhem.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,193 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 491 - Follows: 176 - Published: 2/19/2019 - Complete
In the Hollow of the White Hazel by OlegGunnarsson reviews
Lily Potter has second thoughts about hiding her family in Godric's Hollow. The alternative she chooses turns out to be nothing short of brilliant. One-shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,781 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 115 - Published: 1/29/2019 - Sirius B., James P., Lily Evans P., Peter P. - Complete
Albus Dumbledore and the Limbo Conversation by ZebJeb reviews
Albus Dumbledore meets a different Harry Potter in the Limbo version of King's Cross, where he learns some disturbing facts and discovers a glaring hole in all of his plans for Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,975 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 496 - Follows: 175 - Published: 12/29/2018 - Harry P., Albus D. - Complete
Diary of Time by joemjackson reviews
Headmaster Harry Potter has spent his whole life trying to make things better. At the end of his life, he is finally ready. He goes back in time and gives his 11 year old self a very special book.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 42 - Words: 215,417 - Reviews: 1281 - Favs: 2,019 - Follows: 2,160 - Updated: 11/14/2018 - Published: 8/22/2017 - Harry P., Sirius B., Albus D., Amelia B. - Complete
Vahan by TheCauldron reviews
Dumbledore thinks he will rescue Harry from his terrible family, setting himself up as Harry's mentor. Unfortunately for him, somebody else got there first. BAMF!Harry, M for violence, language, child abuse/prostitution, drug use, and all around criminal goings on.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 132,478 - Reviews: 885 - Favs: 2,831 - Follows: 2,063 - Updated: 7/11/2018 - Published: 11/6/2014 - Harry P. - Complete
The Price is Right by High Pot In Noose reviews
Point of deviation: Harry's primary school taught Home Economics. Harry's not going to let the wonders of magic take away his common sense, and if he can get a good deal, he's going to take it. Meanwhile, money is fun, but magic is funner. AU
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 52,637 - Reviews: 1346 - Favs: 7,291 - Follows: 4,625 - Updated: 7/10/2018 - Published: 12/2/2013 - Harry P., Dean T., Justin F., Morag M. - Complete
Veritas by Asviloka
Some secrets even truth cannot break. AU. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,068 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/19/2018 - Complete
Harry Potter and The Old Friend by Sinyk reviews
An invitation to visit a muggle house in Surrey England, the next morning, the 25th July 1991, is received by Director Amelia Bones. It is the home of one Harry Potter. That visit changes everything.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 9 - Words: 85,361 - Reviews: 1917 - Favs: 6,873 - Follows: 4,915 - Updated: 3/5/2018 - Published: 1/18/2018 - [Harry P., Susan B.] Amelia B. - Complete
Warts and all by slytherinsal reviews
In which a smart!Vernon figures out that he and Petunia are being manipulated to resent Harry, and decide to do all they can to teach him everything they can about the wizarding world. Petunia enlists Lily's old friend, Severus Snape, and when the Marauders come on board they love the biggest prank on Dumbledore ever.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,683 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 1,101 - Follows: 299 - Published: 1/3/2018 - Complete
A Nasty Common Name by littlewhitecat reviews
Harry Potter, Harry J. Potter, Harry James Potter…such a nasty common name Aunt Petunia had always said. Turns out she was at least partially right…
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,630 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 324 - Follows: 254 - Published: 1/3/2018
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: 22,535 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 1,092 - Follows: 346 - Published: 10/30/2017 - Complete
Kidnapped by The Seven of Us reviews
In which being kidnapped is viewed as a normal, if annoying, thing. Sorta-nice!Petunia. Threeshot, crackfic. By Ruby. Complete as is, but occasionally adds another piece as inspiration strikes.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,935 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 548 - Follows: 294 - Updated: 9/17/2017 - Published: 1/31/2016 - Harry P., Minerva M., Petunia D. - Complete
Harry Potter and Questionable Rites by jukehero461 reviews
Harry performs a rite that he really should have thought twice about...
Crossover - Harry Potter & Discworld - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,080 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 266 - Follows: 100 - Published: 8/11/2017 - Harry P., Death - Complete
Home Schooled by kb0 reviews
Summer after 4th year and after his trial, Harry becomes fed up with a number of things and decides he wants to spend more time with Sirius, so he convinces Sirius to home school him instead of returning to Hogwarts for his fifth year.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 30,931 - Reviews: 568 - Favs: 2,327 - Follows: 1,504 - Updated: 8/11/2017 - Published: 7/20/2017 - Harry P., Sirius B., Remus L. - Complete
The Irish Academy of Magic by phoenixgirl26 reviews
Harry finds out that Dumbledore, along with others have plans for him. He approaches Severus Snape and shows him a letter from his mother, Lily Potter. Dumbledore bashing, Weasley bashing, Granger bashing, Black and Lupin bashing. A mentor Snape/father and son story. Slash, no pairing.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 25,174 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 977 - Follows: 399 - Published: 6/27/2017 - Harry P., Severus S., Albus D., Neville L. - Complete
Goblin Prince by achebe reviews
Lily Potter's last wish was that Petunia Dursely would not take care of her son. Petunia agreed, and so she used the words Lily gave her to send the child somewhere else.
Crossover - Labyrinth & Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 55,946 - Reviews: 474 - Favs: 1,819 - Follows: 2,372 - Updated: 5/1/2017 - Published: 3/18/2015
Strange Reflections by LeQuin reviews
In the aftermath of the Second Blood War its horrors still haunt the survivors, the country needs to be rebuilt and the last thing Harry Potter needed was a family of Potters from another dimension suddenly appearing.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 138,885 - Reviews: 1481 - Favs: 3,283 - Follows: 1,530 - Updated: 2/11/2017 - Published: 1/4/2017 - Harry P., Hermione G., Ginny W. - Complete
Dumbledore's Next Great Adventure Part 1 by dunuelos reviews
In a Universe where Albus Dumbledore responded differently, he dies as a respected figure on June 24, 1991. He then is asked to go to a new universe and fix the mistakes of his alternate. What a mess. No Pairings yet (Not Canon). Year One Complete. Sequel will come - eventually.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 105,376 - Reviews: 1842 - Favs: 4,731 - Follows: 4,693 - Updated: 2/10/2017 - Published: 11/5/2013 - Harry P., Hermione G., Albus D., Neville L. - Complete
Snapped by The Feisty Rogue reviews
Harry spent his first year hiding his intelligence and playing the role of the Boy Who Lived. However Lockhart and Malfoys' combined presence finally causes him to snap, and chaos ensues from there.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,043 - Reviews: 478 - Favs: 3,537 - Follows: 1,840 - Updated: 1/17/2017 - Published: 6/14/2016 - Harry P., Hermione G., Sirius B., Severus S. - Complete
What Does It Take To Make You Walk Away by phoenixgirl26 reviews
Not long after Ron left, Hermione and Harry decided it was time for them to leave as well. But Harry and Hermione weren't just going to leave their hiding place in the tent, they were going to leave the country.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 23 - Words: 41,444 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 1,419 - Follows: 545 - Published: 10/19/2016 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] N. Tonks, Kingsley S. - Complete
The Sound Of Silence by birdwoman95 reviews
Harry's treatment at the Dursleys didn't make him – it broke him. At Hogwarts, broken children make their way to the home of the badgers. No one protects like a badger. The outcome? Heads fly. This is the trial of Albus Dumbledore. Rating due to child abuse mentions. Format is weird.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,552 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 862 - Follows: 251 - Published: 10/3/2016 - Complete
A Marauder's Plan by CatsAreCool reviews
Sirius decides to stay in England after escaping Hogwarts and makes protecting Harry his priority. AU GOF.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 87 - Words: 893,787 - Reviews: 11721 - Favs: 18,415 - Follows: 12,786 - Updated: 6/13/2016 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
Deus Ex Machina by vvc reviews
de·us ex ma·chi·na;ˌdāəs eks ˈmäkənə; noun; an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,082 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 27 - Published: 5/11/2016 - Harry P., I. Pince - Complete
Black Family Business by Nargled reviews
The war and the trials are over. Draco is finally going to become the Heir to the Black Family. And there's nothing that bloody Potter can do about it. Chapter two added, updated.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,676 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 389 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 5/11/2016 - Published: 3/19/2016 - Harry P., Hermione G., Draco M. - Complete
Harry's New Home by kbinnz reviews
One lonely little boy. One snarky, grumpy git. When the safety of one was entrusted to the other, everyone knew this was not going to turn out well... Or was it? AU, sequel to "Harry's First Detention". OVER FIVE MILLION HITS!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 64 - Words: 318,389 - Reviews: 12105 - Favs: 10,123 - Follows: 3,685 - Updated: 5/9/2016 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Visiting Rights by LBibliophile reviews
Harry is the Boy-Who-Lived... again, and again, and again. Now he is back at Hogwarts for second year with strict instructions that it is time to get his life fixed. Poor Snape won't know what's hit him.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,978 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 2/21/2016 - Published: 11/18/2015 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Harry, Hermione, and the Tournament by Nargled reviews
It's Halloween. Harry hates Halloween. Can Hermione save him? T for very brief mild swearing
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,001 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 285 - Follows: 74 - Published: 2/20/2016 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Time Travel Story by Stone Elbow reviews
I have read many time travel fanfics, and I have always found them unrealistic. This is the story of what Harry Potter would really do if he traveled back in time. Accidental time travel, back in time to 11-year-old body, one-shot. No pairing.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,093 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 1,089 - Follows: 414 - Published: 2/14/2016 - Harry P., Hermione G., Voldemort, Amelia B. - Complete
Community Service by Balthanon reviews
Wherein Dumbledore trades a pair of socks, a package of chocolate frogs, and a warm fire for an extra day in the office and we learn that being well-rested is overrated.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,176 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 338 - Follows: 84 - Published: 1/11/2016 - Harry P., Sirius B., Albus D. - Complete
A Happy Ending by ohmygoodnessnotanotherone reviews
Harry Potter is de-aged in a potions accident, and Severus has to take care of him for the month that it will take for the potion to wear off. (This is just a snapshot of that first night, and a glimpse of what could be) A little bit of angst and fluff.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,024 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 33 - Published: 8/13/2015 - Harry P., Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
Shaping the Future by CharmedArtist reviews
In a darker future, the Order pitches one last battle at Hogwarts. Defeated, Harry Potter is defenseless against Voldemort's death blow... that somehow throws him into the past. (Snarry slash and evil!Dumbledore. You have been warned!)
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 97 - Words: 184,176 - Reviews: 1356 - Favs: 2,653 - Follows: 1,516 - Updated: 5/28/2015 - Published: 6/28/2014 - [Harry P., Severus S.] Voldemort, Albus D. - Complete
Delirium Victoria by TheCauldron reviews
What if the prophecy wasn't as literal as Dumbledore assumed? Sometimes, sleep deprivation can be helpful. Set post fifth year, a bit (very) OOC. Just some silliness my own sleep dep caused.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,518 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 711 - Follows: 217 - Published: 3/11/2015 - Harry P., Voldemort - Complete
I'm Not Dark I'm Crazy by gredandforgerock reviews
AU - Harry defeats Voldemort in fifth year, so why is Dumbledore now dead set on sending him to Azkaban? The lies force him to take matters into his own hands. Now he's after revenge and it starts with the aurors trying to take him to the horrific prison. For some reason Snape is one of he few he doesn't kill. Time travel. No romance or pairs.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,108 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 884 - Follows: 465 - Updated: 2/6/2015 - Published: 2/1/2015 - Complete
Vacation 1975 by Janara reviews
Heartbroken, Harry is sent back to the Dursleys after seeing his godfather die right before his eyes. Alone and miserable, Harry turns to the book Luna gave him. He was entitled to a vacation, right? Unfortunately, Harry had forgotten the Harry Potter factor, meaning that if anything could go wrong, it will. Or did it?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,379 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 977 - Follows: 516 - Updated: 10/2/2014 - Published: 9/4/2014 - Harry P., Severus S., Lucius M., Albus D. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Unforgivable Tournament by questionablequotation reviews
ONE-SHOT: Harry asks an obvious question during his first class with Professor Moody...and everything changes.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,665 - Reviews: 364 - Favs: 4,640 - Follows: 1,468 - Published: 9/21/2014 - Harry P. - Complete
Moment of Impact by Suite Sambo reviews
An accident the summer before 6th year puts Dumbledore's plans for Harry in motion sooner than planned. Will an unexpected truce with Snape better prepare Harry for what is to come? A Snape mentors Harry fic with all the regular players. AU after OOTP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 46 - Words: 116,203 - Reviews: 1095 - Favs: 2,230 - Follows: 664 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 11/24/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
893 by Yanagi-wa reviews
Harry winds up in Japan and lives a completely different life from the one Dumbledore planned for him. He returns to England and ... you need to read to find out.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 40 - Words: 361,882 - Reviews: 2401 - Favs: 5,850 - Follows: 4,017 - Updated: 6/18/2014 - Published: 7/9/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
Petunia's Boys by severusphoenix reviews
A very AU Severus/Harry mentor fic with Lucius as a friend as well. Petunia dies and the Dursley's flee Privet Drive along with Harry. They end up hiding in an unexpected place when the Hogwarts letter arrives.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 20 - Words: 84,040 - Reviews: 1598 - Favs: 3,472 - Follows: 2,005 - Updated: 6/15/2014 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Too Far by FalconLux reviews
AU set post-6th Year – Albus goes too far, and Harry's had enough. After reading some really angsty marriage-law fics, this drabble gave me tremendous satisfaction to write.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 585 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 81 - Published: 4/7/2014 - Harry P. - Complete
His Boy by The-Shy-Quiet-One reviews
Peter Pettigrew has been captured and Sirius Black has been cleared of all charges. Now he is determined to raise his godson as his dead best friends wanted. Little Potter characters and humor ensues.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 50 - Words: 251,437 - Reviews: 2316 - Favs: 2,744 - Follows: 1,767 - Updated: 11/30/2013 - Published: 3/8/2011 - Harry P., Sirius B. - 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: 5048 - Favs: 6,901 - Follows: 4,370 - Updated: 10/22/2013 - Published: 1/14/2011 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Unexpected Effects by made.of.bees reviews
Two years after being impaled by the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets, Harry starts noticing some...odd changes. During eighth year he can no longer pretend, and has to deal with what he's become. In order to do that, he has to get help from someone less-than-ideal. Over the years, Harry and Snape's relationship grows; now with an alternative Snarry ending. Rating to be safe.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 160,209 - Reviews: 752 - Favs: 2,045 - Follows: 990 - Updated: 5/4/2013 - Published: 12/3/2012 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
A Jaunt Through Time by Nia River reviews
COMPLETE. The odds of temporal displacement were tiny, too infinitesimal to count, and yet… The Harry Potter luck striking again, he supposed. So now there's an older, wiser, more mature Harry (well, the older part's true at least) stuck in the past. And he's determined that if he's going to change things, he'll have some fun doing it. (OR: Time travel minus angst equals this.)
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,630 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 2,852 - Follows: 837 - Published: 4/11/2013 - Harry P. - Complete
The Contract and the Guide by rrenvy reviews
Harry's subconscious pleaded in desperation "Please! Anything! I'll give – !" and a goddess heard his plea and offered him a deal. She will save Sirius, if Harry agrees to marry Severus Snape in return. Mild Slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 36,648 - Reviews: 330 - Favs: 1,473 - Follows: 513 - Updated: 3/2/2013 - Published: 2/24/2013 - [Harry P., Severus S.] - Complete
Patchwork by Warviben reviews
Harry Potter is being mistreated by the Dursleys. Everyone wrings their hands and bemoans the situation, but only one man has the fortitude to do something about it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 68,958 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 418 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 2/7/2013 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Forever Young - Part 2 by Warviben reviews
Harry Potter goes missing during the final battle. Snape finds him in a most undesirable place. I haven't published a multi-chapter story - hope I'm going this right!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 42,002 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 32 - Published: 1/10/2013 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Six, Revisited by Warviben reviews
When Harry thinks a tragic accident has occurred, his brain finally says "enough".
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25,815 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 826 - Follows: 146 - Published: 11/16/2012 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Fame by Belle's Noir reviews
Just a few weeks after his name came out the Goblet, Harry's at his lowest when an impossible creature offers him a... direction.
Crossover - Harry Potter & Peter Pan - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,159 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 786 - Follows: 347 - Published: 7/15/2012 - Harry P., Tinkerbell - Complete
Exclusion by Maethoriel Raina reviews
During his fourth year, Gryffindor house is not as accepting of Harry's participation in the TriWizard Tournament, and use an old tradition called exclusion to force him into complaisance. Harry finds out who his true friends are and uses cunning to get his own brand of revenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 29,218 - Reviews: 1214 - Favs: 4,951 - Follows: 6,053 - Updated: 7/1/2012 - Published: 4/8/2012 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Help of a Seer by Aealket reviews
When Luna's dad is killed, things change. Post Order of the Phoenix HP/LL
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 159,424 - Reviews: 1181 - Favs: 2,682 - Follows: 1,328 - Updated: 3/27/2012 - Published: 11/13/2011 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
Impossible by Belle's Noir reviews
Dumbledore had tricked him into becoming a Champion but Harry wasn't going to take it lying down. He may be forced to compete in the tasks but who says he has to complete the tasks?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,213 - Reviews: 465 - Favs: 4,106 - Follows: 1,323 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
The Mistake by JalendaviLady reviews
A tale of Halloween 1981. One single mistake can change history forever. The change does not have to be for the worse, however...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 34,222 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 10/20/2011 - Published: 1/31/2011 - Complete
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lad? by nonjon reviews
COMPLETE. One-Shot. Hermione Granger has to locate Harry Potter or she'll lose her job. She's more than a little curious what he's been up to the last few years. Perhaps, she'd be better off figuring out where he's going rather than where he's been.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,124 - Reviews: 309 - Favs: 1,792 - Follows: 560 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Complete
When Is It a Contract by Aealket reviews
Luna wants to have a better third year, so she asked her Daddy what to do.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,433 - Reviews: 590 - Favs: 4,315 - Follows: 1,130 - Published: 9/14/2011 - Harry P. - Complete
The Dark Lord's Equal by Lens of Sanity reviews
Years after the Epilogue things look bleak; Harry Potter agrees to go back to the Ministry Battle to change history for the better. Premise; "canon makes sense" though not in the way you think. Fight scenes, humour, romance, magic, and insanity. FINISHED
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 58,281 - Reviews: 642 - Favs: 2,337 - Follows: 971 - Updated: 4/16/2011 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Daughter of Eve, Niece of Thomas by JalendaviLady reviews
After The Last Battle, Susan Pevensie must come to terms with all she has experienced and all she has lost. Book and movie spoilers within.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,211 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 12/31/2010 - Published: 12/3/2005 - Susan Pevensie
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: 2153 - Favs: 8,244 - Follows: 3,526 - Updated: 12/5/2010 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Harry P. - Complete
Prophecy Smophecy by DriftWood1965 reviews
Starts at the end of the Battle of Hogwarts. As Harry stands over the dead body of Voldemort he realizes something. Bad Dumbledore. One shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,845 - Reviews: 366 - Favs: 2,895 - Follows: 803 - Updated: 11/18/2010 - Published: 11/2/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Turn Me Loose: A Harry Potter Adventure by jbern reviews
The sequel to Bungle in the Jungle. Told in 2nd person. Harry Potter has returned to England. In the jungles of South America, he became his own man, a hero of his own choice and not unfortunate circumstance. Is it enough to save him?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 134,063 - Reviews: 2001 - Favs: 4,563 - Follows: 2,419 - Updated: 11/13/2010 - Published: 8/31/2007 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
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: 5516 - Favs: 13,480 - Follows: 5,873 - Updated: 9/29/2010 - Published: 12/31/2009 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
Harry Potter and the Fourth School by Dalwyn reviews
"Anyone wishing to submit themselves as champion must write their name and school clearly upon a slip of parchment ..." Not slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,551 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 386 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 9/12/2010 - Published: 9/9/2010 - Harry P., Albus D. - Complete
Perfectus Memoria by Dream Painter reviews
All Harry wanted was a few happy memories of his parents, yet, when he fails in the attempt, it might very well cost his life. Answer to the Potions Poisoning Challenge by Jan AQ on Potions and Snitches. Chapter 14 rewritten and revised as of 12/30/12.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,005 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 675 - Follows: 115 - Published: 7/9/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Poison Pen by GenkaiFan reviews
Harry has had enough of seeing his reputation shredded in the Daily Prophet and decides to do something about it. Only he decides to embrace his Slytherin side to rectify matters.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 74,506 - Reviews: 9741 - Favs: 26,952 - Follows: 10,843 - Updated: 6/21/2010 - Published: 12/3/2009 - Harry P. - Complete
Why Won't They Leave Me Alone? by potter8668 reviews
Harry defeats Voldemort but those in power don't want him to leave. Read about the lengths they go to achieve their goal. Takes place after Order of the Phoenix.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,010 - Reviews: 741 - Favs: 3,716 - Follows: 1,460 - Updated: 4/23/2010 - Published: 8/22/2009 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
HJG: The Smartest Witch of Her Age? by HarnGin reviews
Hermione attends a very one-sided, yet eye-opening, job interview. Some non-canon content; not for Hermione fanatics.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,705 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 1,006 - Follows: 264 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Hermione G., OC - Complete
Can't Have It Both Ways by RobSt reviews
If you are forced to participate in a competition that's reserved for adults only, doesn't that mean you should be considered an adult? Harry gets some much needed help and advice before having some fun by allowing his marauder heritage out to play. H/Hr
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 106,352 - Reviews: 3220 - Favs: 12,562 - Follows: 5,135 - Updated: 2/14/2010 - Published: 9/26/2009 - [Harry P., Hermione G.] - Complete
All The Dementors of Azkaban by LifeWriter reviews
AU PoA: When Luna Lovegood is condemned to Azkaban prison for her part in opening the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter is the first to protest. Minister Fudge is reluctant to comply, but then again he never really had a choice in the first place. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,603 - Reviews: 1325 - Favs: 9,184 - Follows: 2,339 - Published: 9/12/2009 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
Divination is a Wooly Subject by KafkaExMachina reviews
A different outcome to Harry's discussion with Albus at the end of OotP. Not Slash
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,618 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 739 - Follows: 179 - Published: 7/26/2009 - Harry P., Albus D. - Complete
The Elite by Adari reviews
Why did Harry Potter nod in greeting to Draco Malfoy when he saw the man on the platform 19 years later? Ron and Hermione were clearly not on such terms with the man. What secret did the two men share from even their own families?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,382 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 988 - Follows: 189 - Published: 7/4/2009 - Harry P., Draco M. - Complete
Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Wizards by Corwalch reviews
Harry was sent to Azkaban after being framed for murder in the beginning of his 6th year at Hogwarts. While there, he unlocks the "Power the Dark Lord Knows Not". What will happen once his former friends know he's innocent? Watch the fun.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 136,710 - Reviews: 2694 - Favs: 11,079 - Follows: 4,015 - Updated: 3/31/2009 - Published: 1/25/2009 - Harry P. - Complete
Wishcraft by Taint of Taia reviews
AU Complete. Sirius is suffering in Azkaban with 4 yr. old Harry, but not for long. Harry needs to go to Hogwarts. What about the Dementors and house elves? What about Remus? Can certain secrets be kept? Can Harry be kept safe?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 66,971 - Reviews: 1290 - Favs: 1,680 - Follows: 928 - Updated: 11/26/2008 - Published: 10/7/2004 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
A Change In Perspective by Roozette reviews
Once there was a potions accident... Ha! Harry turns five, much to the distress of the I don't want to be a Death Eater brigade.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 121,281 - Reviews: 1547 - Favs: 4,937 - Follows: 1,695 - Updated: 8/27/2008 - Published: 11/25/2007 - Draco M., Harry P. - Complete
Out of Azkaban by Laume reviews
Formerly on the account of Luke Kenobi. Written for the Third Floor Corridor Cliche Contest. Harry and Snape have been sent to Azkaban on false charges. Once out, they are not what the Order expects.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,368 - Reviews: 476 - Favs: 2,723 - Follows: 737 - Updated: 7/29/2008 - Published: 6/17/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Two Weeks in the Alley by BajaB reviews
13 years old, a vault full of gold, and two unsupervised weeks in Diagon Alley – What’s a boy to do? Summer before PoA AU, some adult themes.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,075 - Reviews: 369 - Favs: 3,498 - Follows: 927 - Published: 1/26/2008 - Harry P. - Complete
The Sniper by DobbyElfLord reviews
OneShot: Harry is expelled after the hearing in Courtroom 10. His wand snapped, an angry Harry choses his own path forward. First person story focusing on Harry's effort to find his own place.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,473 - Reviews: 601 - Favs: 5,515 - Follows: 1,425 - Published: 11/28/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
Matters of Honor by The-Caitiff reviews
Harry thinks up a plan to deal with those unpleasent aspects of Hogwarts life. School is in session less than hour before one man is dead and another headed for Azkaban.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,538 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 526 - Follows: 163 - Published: 3/13/2007 - Complete
Harry Potter and the Freak Parade by The-Caitiff reviews
Starts as parody of the formula most independant!Harry stories follow. Overly friendly Goblins, Manipulative Dumbledore, a shopping trip, a will from Sirius etc... Then it gets weird.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,147 - Reviews: 482 - Favs: 2,343 - Follows: 658 - Updated: 7/4/2006 - Published: 7/2/2006 - Harry P. - Complete
The Power The Dark Lord Knows Of by Finbar reviews
A very silly little one shot where Harry lets Voldemort know about the Power he isnt supposed to know about...
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,553 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 1,274 - Follows: 319 - Published: 4/4/2005 - Harry P. - Complete