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Plot Bunny Threa(d/t) V

Discussion in 'FanFic Discussion' started by Dark Minion, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Glimmervoid

    Glimmervoid Seventh Year

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    Could you form a loop of living Horcruxes?
     
  2. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    I've thought about it but I'm not sure if it would be a bad or a good idea.

    If Voldemort turns Bellatrix into a Horcrux and she then turns him into her Horcrux, then they're both invincible.

    Then again, their bodies can be destroyed, so it doesn't really matter if they're both each other's horcruxes.
     
  3. Warlocke

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    The Horcrux Centipede. :fire
     
  4. Glimmervoid

    Glimmervoid Seventh Year

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    Bookjack

    A gang of magical thieves come together to break the magical copy protections on the latest Hogwarts textbooks. But its a race against time, with start of term fast approaching.

    I figure the main character is a muggle born student who dropped out of Hogwarts with a few O.W.Ls to his name. He's recruited because he has a muggle driving licence and the crew want to transport the test book to their hideout off the Ministry radar. And he gets sucked in further from there.

    The test book is a dry run. They know it uses the same modern copy protection spells as the soon-to-be-released textbooks and they know if they can copy it, they're set.

    The crew knows all the tricks of the bookjacking trade - curse breaking, the million monkeys game, the wandering comma, the illiterate scribe, the Mississippi back and forth.

    All fail with the test book. The new copy protection spells aren't cast on the individual books - but on a single ideal copy, kept in a safe place.

    Their only hope is an audacious scheme to break into the Ministry Central Book Vault and switch the master copies with fakes.
     
  5. Download

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    Why would the Ministry have the master? I like the idea, but I'm not sure why the Ministry would have it over somewhere else.
     
  6. Glimmervoid

    Glimmervoid Seventh Year

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    When you register a book for copyright in the real world, one of the steps is to send a copy to the legal deposit library of your country. In the UK, this means the British Library - which is a non-departmental public body.

    I assume the Ministry of Magic operates a similar system. Of course, magic makes spell books a touch more dangerous than their muggle counterparts - hence a Book Vault rather than a library.

    Since the deposit copy is, in a sense, the master against which the copyright exists, it is also the master used in the copy protection magic.

    I was reading Taure's Alexandra Potter when I came up with this idea: hence (very) valuable books.

    This also meant Taure's ideas about magic were bouncing around my head. One of those is Ideal casting (Ideal as in Platonic idealism), where you can magic things by magicing a symbol of them. This is a weird sort of magic, hinted at occasionally in canon, and used in a lot of Taure's fics.

    For this type of magic, the stronger the symbol, the better the magic can work. The legal deposit copy of a book is a natural fit for the master copy protection magic.
     
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  7. Tasoli

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    Pokeballs in HP world.

    I mean no seriously. Newt Schamender already have a suitcase full of monsters. Why not pokeballs?
     
  8. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    Imagine if the population of magical creatures was way, way higher than in Canon.

    To deal with the increasing chance of muggles finding out about them, Wizards invent a device that lets the user capture magical creatures into miniature spheres.

    Before being captured however, said magical creature must be weakened as it may resist its new prison. After it is captured though, the creature is tied to its sphere and can be released and recalled at the owner's wish.

    Thus, an entire new industry in the magical world is born overnight with many people capturing magical creatures, trading them, using them in fights or putting them to various tasks.

    Wizard Draco wants to battle!

    Wizard Draco sends out a Fire Crab!

    Go, Norbert!
     
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    *Cracks knuckles*
     
  10. Glimmervoid

    Glimmervoid Seventh Year

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    So this line has got me thinking. Prior to the half giant revelation, Draco thought Hagrid was the result of drinking too much of a bone growing potion as a child. Assuming for the sake of plot that such a scenario was possible, what weird wizards could result from other potions?

    Ideas:

    A witch who cannot lie due to her mother being accidentally given Veritaserum while pregnant.

    A wizard with great strength after falling in a cauldron of strengthening solution as a baby (cough Obelix cough).

    A witch who can no longer feel emotions after her nurse gave her one too many Calming Draughts as a baby due to her constant crying.

    Anyone got any other possibilities?
     
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  11. Odran

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    A wizard that grows up to be an evil psychopath because his mother conceived him while drugging and raping his father with a love potion.

    I think that has some potential.
     
  12. Peter North

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    That sounds vaguely canon.

    How about George's wife is always having a craving for Ton-Tongue toffee while she's pregnant. Their first born son Monkey D. Weasley takes over the magical seas by storm.
     
  13. Odran

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    That's the joke.
     
  14. Peter North

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    I know I just felt like stating the obvious.
     
  15. Glimmervoid

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    An interesting idea but not canon in this case.

    The idea comes from a misunderstanding of a 2007 interview given by JKR to Bloomsbury.com.

    As you can see, in this case love potion = no love is out of universe symbolism, not in universe metaphysics.
     
  16. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Combination of a number of different plot bunnies into a single AU world:

    We start off with elements from Lords of Magic:

    - Certain very rare wizards are born with magic which is qualitatively different from other wizards, making them significantly more magical beings. This does not just mean that their spells are stronger, it means that they have a greater connection to magic more generally e.g. superior magical instincts and senses. These wizards are known as Lords and Ladies.

    - Wizards discovered how to use transfiguration to make themselves immortal around 800AD, but it is an extremely rare wizard who is talented enough with transfiguration to do it.

    - The wizarding population is significantly larger than in canon due to many wizards never dying (either because they are deaged by others or because they can do it themselves). Immortality caused population controls to be put in place by magical governments.

    - Due to the combination of the above factors, the politics of wizarding society is dominated by the rare Lords and Ladies, many of whom are famous historical wizards from canon, around whom other wizards cluster as a kind of court.

    But now we veer off into new territory:

    - The International Statute of Secrecy was never passed.

    - All over the world, wizards actively and openly interfere in Muggle government (or rather, since there is no separation, simply THE government). In Britain this occurs to the extent that the political class is almost entirely the same as the magical elite. There are very few Muggles who occupy the top level of society. The wizarding elite rule the Muggle world directly, both politically and financially.

    - Despite this, wizarding inequality remains - there are still poor wizards, though they're doing better than poor Muggles.

    - The British Empire remains in full swing.

    - Honour duels are still permitted.

    - Technology has taken a different direction to the real world. The most notable absences are the lack of widespread electrification and the lack of development of rocketry (also no nuclear weapons). The industrial revolution still took place (with a magical twist) and there is a generally steampunky feel to technology. But it's not all bad news: the proliferation of magical items for Muggle use has resulted in some novel technologies the modern Muggle world lacks, especially in the areas of medicine, transportation, and direct mental interfaces.

    - As the wizarding elite became more and more embedded in the rule of the Muggle world, so too did they become more and more wedded to physical locations, and in particular London. As such, wizarding power and wealth have concentrated in London, and along with it so too has demand for local magical services.

    - Over the years, magical theory becomes ever more complex as further advances are made. On top of this, new areas of magical study are developing relating to the use of magic in ways that did not occur in canon e.g. magical engineering, magic on the mass scale. These factors have resulted in a growing demand for magical tertiary education.

    - The combination of the above two factors resulted, in the mid 1800s, in the founding of the Westminster College of the Magical Arts. It serves largely the children of the magical elite i.e. Hogwarts students.

    - The Potter family are not part of the magical elite, but are rather solidly magical middle class (which still corresponds to a pretty high level of privilege, but which still means a large gulf separates them from the empire-spanning titans of commerce who occupy the top levels of society).

    - Tom Riddle is a young Lord of Magic who promotes that wizards return to the "old ways" where they are less focused on industry and material wealth and more focused on individual magical achievement. He bemoans the impact the Muggle world has had on wizarding life and feels like wizards have lost their way, steadily making themselves more and more like Muggles and losing touch with their magic. He wishes to enact a separation between wizards and Muggles where wizards create their own society based entirely around magic and they leave the Muggles to their squalor and dirt. He promotes this cause through political means but of course uses plenty of underhand, illegal and immoral tactics. Many of the wizarding young and poor - those who are disadvantaged by the structure of wizarding society - flock to his cause. No "Voldemort", no civil war (except in the form of murders and disappearances).

    - James Potter foolishly challenged Tom Riddle to an honour duel and was killed in that duel. Harry and his younger sister are raised by Lily.

    - Harry does not attend Hogwarts, which is beyond his family's means, but he attends a decent school and achieves excellent grades, considered by all his teachers to be a magical talent. He is therefore able to secure a place at Westminster College, where he will rub shoulders with the magical elite.

    - The story opens as Harry, age 18 and already accomplished in the magical arts, starts at Westminster College.

    The focus of the story is largely political/social/relationship based, tracking:

    - Harry's friendships and relationships at college, including a romance with Daphne Greengrass, someone who is socially completely out of his league.

    - How he goes from being an outsider to beginning to break into the social circles of the magical elite.

    - How he begins to attract the attention of both Tom Riddle and Albus Dumbledore due to his rapidly growing magical talents.

    - The mystery of what led James Potter to challenge Tom Riddle to a duel, and Harry's potentially misguided desire for revenge.
     
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  17. Inert

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    Why do you do this to us, man?
     
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    Because he enjoys making everyone want something they never knew existed and then never actually write it.
     
  19. Andrela

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    Harry Potter / A Song of Ice and Fire fusion

    Set in Westeros, but Potterverse wizards and witches exist. There's no Statute of Secrecy.

    There's also no such thing as the Ministry of Magic. Wizards, like muggles, are still servants of the King.

    Potterverse magical creatures such as centaurs or goblins do not exist unless absolutely necessary (it'd be foolish to get rid of them entirely, but not all of them should be around).

    The Targaryens (and other Valyrians) were of course magical which is how they were able to control dragons.

    White Walkers are very hard to kill, even including magic. Compare them to Dementors if you must, in that there's only one or maybe two spells that can deal with them.

    While the Westerosi houses such as Baratheon or Lannister still exist, there are also the houses from HP like Malfoy, Black, Weasley, Longbottom, etc.

    For example, Malfoys could be a family serving the Lannisters, while Potters could serve the Baratheons.

    There's no Hogwarts, instead Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff created their own schools. This is to allow various kingdoms of Westeros to still have schools of magic even in pre-Aegon times when they competed with each other.

    So, there'd be one school for south, one for north, one for east and one for west. Which school should be placed where is up for debate.
     
  20. Celestin

    Celestin Half-Blood Prince

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    No, it's not. The North gets Gryffindor in White Harbor, the South gets Ravenclaw in Oldtown, the West gets Slytherin in Lannisport and the East gets Hufflepuff in Gulltown.