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Old 01-19-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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Battles with Basilisks by SnorkackCatcher - T - ONESHOT

Title: Battles with Basilisks
Author: SnorkackCatcher
Genre: Action/Adventure/Humor
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Rating: T
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Words: 6,241
Published: December 28, 2006

Status: Complete, ONE-SHOT
FF.Net Summary: AU. Harry and Ron visit the office of the Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor to tell him where the Chamber of Secrets is. Everything Gilderoy Lockhart writes about himself is actually true.

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3312486/1/

One of the silliest ideas I've seen in a while - a competent Lockheart! Oh he's still a fame-seeking jerk, but in this one shot, he has the skill to back it up. Pretty weird characterization, but undoubtedly original.

All in all, not an exceptional story on its own merit, by an unusual idea makes it a worthy read IMO.


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Old 01-19-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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Good recommendation, Ip. This is the first time I've seen competent!Lockheart. He wasn't an untouchable master either (shown by losing his wand to Voldemort's memory), so it left a touch of believability.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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Funny and a touch absurd, but very well written and thought out. I have never seen Intelligent!Lockheart before, but I must say it was strangely... refreshing.

The potential pitfalls from plot holes were covered beautifully, as was the introspection into his character. IP, you really found a jewel in the rough here; I would have never even have bothered to look for something like this it hadn't been suggested.

4/5 for pulling off a very original, refreshing story. Not perfect, but pretty damn good.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:17 PM   #4
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Nice to see a competent Lockhart.


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Old 01-19-2007, 08:08 PM   #5
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I don't know why but I just don't like the thought of an intelligent Lockhart. It was well written and the plot was good, but Lockhart is my all time most hated character. Meh, I'm too tired to work it out now. I'll review properly tomorrow.

4/5 cause its a good story but I just don't like the premise.

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Old 01-19-2007, 10:57 PM   #6
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Funny and a touch absurd, but very well written and thought out. I have never seen Intelligent!Lockheart before, but I must say it was strangely... refreshing.
I have to admit that this is probably the first time I've Ever seen an Intellegent Lockheart too. I found it funny in a rather Ironic way that the author of this fic had Lockheart addmitting that about the only spell he couldn't do very well was 'Oblivate'.

Above average story, But still not perfect.

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Old 01-20-2007, 03:18 PM   #7
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Very strange, but original too. I don't think anybody's done something like that before. 4/5
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:23 PM   #8
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Nice read. Never seen Lockhart like that so points for originality. It was refreshing.
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:26 PM   #9
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Amusing, but I must agree with Aekiel. I simply do not like the idea of an intelligent Lockhart. Especially since I prefer for our favorite Harry Potter to be the one who actually accomplishes things... meh. 4/5, for a well written and original story.

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Well written, original and enjoyable. First time I have ever read competent Lockhart. 4/5
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:17 PM   #11
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That was a good story. I was actually quite surprised by how believable it was. Although, I didn't like how the Basilisk was defeated.
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You know, I grew to like this Lockhart, despite him being as much as a fame-seeker as he was in canon.
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Nice, but I don't like competent Lockhart either. 4/5 for an original and well-written work.
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