Title: Phoenix Corrupted Author: iamneverwhere Rating: M Genre: Friendship/Adventure Status: WIP (34 chapters, 232k words) Library Category: Alternatives? Definitely AU. Pairings: None as yet Summary: A chance meeting and Albus and Gellert would become inseparable friends, until the death of Albus' sister. But what if Ariana had survived? Almost a century later, a boy named Harry Potter would survive the Killing Curse, finally bringing an end to Grindelwald's war. Now, as he finds a place for himself at Hogwarts, there are signs that suggest that the war might not truly be over. Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12177140/1/Phoenix-Corrupted I have absolutely no idea how I found this story. Maybe reddit, but they aren't super original. Anywho. Divergence is pretty clear, Ariana survives, Dumbledore never receives his shocking-dose-of-empathy-steroid-shot. Grindelwald is the big bad in this, and Tom Marvolo Riddle is the Headmaster of Hogwarts. GG is known as the Lord of Crows, and crows are fucking ubiquitous. Standard fare beginning, Dursleys + Weasleys, but tons of canon divergences and each book has a completely different plot than the originals. There are tangential relations (Chamber of Secrets is still a thing, but for different reasons) but no stations of canon per se. We're in book 4 now, and Harry is NOT in the tournament. However, it's still interesting because of how the tournament is held. Hermione seems canon within reason, Ron is believably Ron under these circumstances, and Peter Pettigrew is NOT his rat. Why you should read this: Tom Riddle never became Voldemort because he never went evil because he never found the chamber. HAGRID IS STILL A WIZARD, BITCHES. Chapters are out once a week, the character writing is solid, and Harry is not some 14 year old player. I can give this 4/5 since plot is Original, characters are believable under the circumstances, and because Harry is legit terrified of Dumbledore and the author brings this out well.