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FanFiction Cliches - Do not delete

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Aug 13, 2005.

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  1. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    Vernon Dursley tortures Harry for no reason.
     
  2. Western_Frontier

    Western_Frontier Second Year

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    I like non of the above... I only like it when Harry is the slut...
     
  3. Midknight

    Midknight Middy is SPAI! DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    And hes been raping Harry and doing it the entire time
     
  4. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    Do you know Barbs Serpent triologie there was even a prophecy about Ginny's virginity and the story was full of evil clichès.
     
  5. RagefulLlama

    RagefulLlama Seventh Year

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    Hedwig becoming a phoenix

    Almost all fics use the same examples of explaining that there 'is no white or black magic only magic in shades of grey'

    Grey Magic :p

    Dark evil Dumbledore (I like these sometimes)

    Manipulative Dumbledore (some of my favourites)

    Nice snape (urg)

    Getting a snake familiar to teach parseltongue/used in parseltongue spells+rituals/ teaching parseltongue spells+rituals.

    Large Library Inheritances

    Large Inheritances to buy large libraries :?

    DESCENDANT <--- <--- of any major familial line (ie founder/merlin)
    /\ /\ /\ /\ /\
    : : : : :

    Randomly the 'Slytherin side' of Harry is exposed (not a bad thing but it just happens so suddenly.)

    SLASH (shudders and runs)

    Super magical artefact hidden deep in familial vaults that no other potter has found in XXXX years suddenly used to give Harry perfect 'moody' vision faster learning/book absorption (sp)

    Lily descendant of fay/pureblood/darklord/elf/darkelf/demon/angel/dragon(I've seen this it was actually pretty good)/descendant of founders/sometimes all at once :shock:

    Harry having large family pureblood status rivalling Malfoys blacks etc. (NEVER ONCE HEARING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I find it hard to believe that after 5 years he hasn't heard something like that in at least passing.)

    -Suddenly finding that it is a trust fund and has family vaults
    -Goblins bowing and worshiping Dumbledore (ie fics where Goblins hide information because dumbledore said so

    Griphook going - OMG! Harry knows my name he must be the uber nice wizard

    Dumbledore gaining control of Harry’s vault because of guardianship /regentship of potter pureblood family assets :x (no puking emoticon?)

    Dumbledore stealing money from Harry’s vaults (I generally like this but every single manipulative!dumbledore has it, if you do this at least do it
     
  6. RagefulLlama

    RagefulLlama Seventh Year

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    Oh yeah :idea:

    Harry suddenly having the ability to look back at his accidental magic and learn to apparate (the only one that I saw that did this good is HP and the harem of honeys I believe and that is only because he looked back right away not 6ish years later remembering everything.)

    His neighbour Mark Evans being some distant relative or a not so distant relative or him just being a wizard.

    Uber custom made wands. I mean if you could custom make a wand, would social elitists like the Malfoys go to Olivanders of all places to get average generic wands.

    Olivanders being the only wand maker

    Harry obtaining Grindelwalds/Slitherins/ other famous Darklords wand for his second wand.

    Harry suddenly needing a staff to use magic to strong to use a wand.

    Elemental!Harry

    Multianimagus!Harry

    Oversummer learning of occlumency/legilmency/ubercharms/uberDADA/ubertransfiguration etc. When people like Hermione have like no skill growth (I dislike her but if this was possible to go just finished owls to far past NEWTS in two months I think someone like her would probably be able to do the same thing even if you make it so that she doesn;t have the magical energy to cast a large portion of the spells.)

    I think that an O in potions or suddenly oversummer potion mastery is also pretty cliche

    parseltongue suddenly extending to dragons/dementors etc (I wouldn't mind seeing some more of these.)

    well that is all that comes to mind gotta go to bed for an eye appointment tommorow :-(
     
  7. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    Harry leaves Privet Drive and Petunia tells him how much she loves him.
     
  8. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    Everyone becomes an Animagus in a few hours/days/weeks/months, for a rare ability it seems rather common.
     
  9. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    I don't mind most cliches as long as they are well done.

    Though I hate it when they make him a random founders heir but don't really do anything to make it believeable, then give him god-like powers overnight using the "oh he is a magical heir" bit to explain it.

    I hate most Harry/Ginny though there are exceptions to that rule. A well written Ginny actually matchesup quite nicely with a well written Harry. Problem is, almost no one writes a good Ginny... Including JKR. So I have come to hate the ship.
     
  10. IndoGhost

    IndoGhost Dark Lord

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    you all forgot the biggest one.....harry is everyone magicaly famous's heir
    ( founder, merlin, la fay,and so on)
    harry with power and all he can think of is pranks
    harry/ginny
    harry forgiveing everyone
    harry uses "gray" magic but still being ordered around by everyone
    Ms. wesley's mothering

    thats all i got
     
  11. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    I don't mind a Grey!Independant!Harry... I DO mind a Grey!Everyone's Little Bitch!Dumbledore's Slave!Forgiving!Harry though.
     
  12. RagefulLlama

    RagefulLlama Seventh Year

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    Acutally Indo If you look at my first post I have harry is a descendant of famous lines like that printed in caps with many arrows pointing to it :p .
     
  13. Vecna

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    ............we know this not to be true because during 4th year at the wand weightings Olivanders comments on another wand makers work being not to his liking.
     
  14. IndoGhost

    IndoGhost Dark Lord

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    .....opps :oops:
     
  15. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    'I am your father'!Voldemort (loving Voldemort)
    Or some strange exchange student, who is the key in defeating Voldemort.
     
  16. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin DLP Supporter

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    Harry having a family vault and trust fund is perfectly understandable. It may be a cliche, but its one thats acceptable to me.
     
  17. IndoGhost

    IndoGhost Dark Lord

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    harry's parents still alive or comeing back to life or as ghosts
     
  18. Old Nuit

    Old Nuit High Inquisitor

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    But inheriting a high security safe house that protects him against anything is not understable.
     
  19. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin DLP Supporter

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    Aside from Grimmauld Place, no.
     
  20. RagefulLlama

    RagefulLlama Seventh Year

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    Incase I was misunderstood most of the cliches I listed I actually like reading in fics. It is just that they are so common that I would list them as cliches :lol: . Also Lord Ravenclaw I know that some of these are understandable but this is just a list of plot points that are common enough for me to think that they can be considered cliche. I personally like reading about trustfunds and family vaults being hidden and what I don't like is that they are hidden SO well. I think that he would of atleast heard rumours of another vault especially hanging around purebloods like ron* who puts so much priority on money hasn't slipped just once that there may be more to Harry's money then a trust vault. Or this could just be another of JKR's screwups thinking that everyone would infer that it's just a trust vault that there must be more. . . maybe i'm just bitter :?

    *oh yes, another cliche jealous!ron (I like these alot especially the bashing :p)
     
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