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Plot Bunny Threa(d/t) V

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

  1. Nevermind

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  2. Padishah Emperor

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    Remember in the first very first X-men movie, where Magneto's plot is turn to human world leaders into mutants? I think it's plausible that Grindlewald or another dark wizard with similar beliefs could maybe have a similar sort of idea; to ensure wizard control over the human race by just turning all the muggles into wizards.
    You'd have the Ministry suddenly finding a number of adult muggles performing accidental magic, and even a number of Obscurial attacks occurring in front of muggles. The Ministry realise that unless they uncover what or who is causing this to happen, the Statue of Secrecy is probably going to collapse and that the entire population of the world might end up becoming wizards. Thing is, there are several witches and wizards who would actually rather open to the idea of this, and so you'd have debates as to whether the Wizarding world should even stop this from happening. It'd also be interesting to see what exactly the Ministry would do with the ex-muggle witches and wizards, as it would they seem they would have no other option but to try and accommodate them in the magical world.
     
  3. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Had a thought to use this for something vaguely Potterverse related. Some poor schmucks in the Ministry get assigned to the Arctic Division for [reasons], maybe Harry and Ron for the bromance opportunities being stuck out there and unable to apparate out because it'll screw up whatever the isolation tests are. Maybe they got the short straw at the Auror office in their first year and have to endure the frosty hazing until the tests are done and the regular crews return.

    Just an idle idea.
     
  4. Ludwig

    Ludwig Fourth Year DLP Bronze Supporter

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    Ok, so I was reading about wands on the HP Lexicon today and I saw that there was information about a secretive Duelling Club called the Silver Spears.

    I've been toying with ideas for Post-Voldemort stories I could write and here's what I got so far :

    Centered around Harry as an Auror.
    The Silver Spears were mostly wiped out by Voldemort, but now that he is gone they are recruiting again.
    Instead of just being a duelling club, the Silver Spears have more nefarious goals in mind (maybe they could be similar to the Court of Owls?).
    Harry's job is to see if the rumors are true(that they are active again) and stop them from achieving their goal (whatever that may be).

    I never read a story with the Silver Spears, but maybe that's because I don't read as much as I used to.
     
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    If they are supposed to summon a god, I hope you will allow them to do that instead of having Harry stopping them before they succeed.
     
  6. Download

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    I think I've said it before but I want to do a dysfunctional Harry/Hermione not relationship with a time-travel mechanic just like Temporal Beacon.

    Basically Harry and Hermione see each other as siblings, but repeated time-loops mean they simply can't form meaningful relationships with anyone because everyone dies. So they're in a sort of "friends with benefits" thing but are disgusted with themselves over it. But at the same time have no one else they can form relationships with. I also considered a Madoka Magica cross/inspired fic in a similar vein.
     
  7. Donimo

    Donimo Seventh Year

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    Considering themselves as family doesn't mean they'd be disgusted. They could be unhappy with the situation though, since as much as they love each other they aren't in love. The inability to change their circumstance, and using each other as an outlet for their frustrations, would make for a great undercurrent to their relationship as they try to do whatever it is they're doing.
     
  8. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    Has a True Genderflip AU ever been attempted? By "true" I mean that all canon characters are of the opposite gender in this AU, instead of just Harry and/or Voldemort.

    In any case, I'd like to read something like that.

    Though perhaps without cringe-worthy names like "Hermes" for male!Hermione or "Tomi" for fem!Voldemort.
     
  9. Thaumologist

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    Not a complete flip...

    Harry Potter and the distaff side. Been a while since I read it, but I think most people are gender flipped, apart from Luna, and verse-travelling HP.
    There's also gender role flipping too
     
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    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    Has there been a fic where after Harry is killed by Voldemort in Deathly Hallows he goes back in time... but as a ghost?

    Imagine the Philosopher's Stone with future!Harry's ghost just being around. He can't use magic so he's not OP, but his future knowledge is very useful.
     
  11. Donimo

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    Hey Dumbledore, Voldemorts on his head and I'll show you were his horcruxes are.
     
  12. Nerdman3000

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    So a weird idea for a Harry Potter mystery story popped into my head: During the sorting ceremony in Harry's fifth year, the name Lily Evans is called to Harry shock, a first year with that name walks up to the sorting hat. Said first year looks just like Harry's mother as well at age 11, and even has a nearly identical wand, except she has no memory of being Harry's mother, or anything but a normal 11 years of life. Further investigation finds that she also has an older sister named Petunia, and identical parents, however strangely, for a curious Albus Dumbledore upon investigating, this Lily has never met Severus Snape, and as far as she knows, she only learned of the Wizarding World when a white faced McGonagall informed her two months beforehand.

    The crux of the story would be Harry dealing with the events of his fifth year, but also figuring out just who this girl who is identical to his mother at age 11 is, while worrying if somehow Voldemort is involved.
     
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    In this, who are the people who are aware of the other Lily Evans and who aren't?

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    Also, minor plot point idea - not only is LV draining magic through the dark marks, he also has an enhancement that directly transfers the magic of anyone he kills to his own pool. This is why he keeps going for AKs. If the battle ends cleanly less of the opponent's magic has been used, whether to cast their own spells or to heal and sustain them.
    This is why only the X-multiplier of the elder wand has ever been able to match him in open combat. Inspired by Nevermore from DotA and his soul collections.

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    There was an old fanfic in 2000-01 where Dumbledore was secretly Voldemort's master and was trying to collect ingredients to make the Immortal Potion. Harry Potter and the Ring of the Ancients. It was full of plot holes and weird grammar and general shadiness but some of the ideas were brilliant.
    1. Bloody Dangerous Quidditch as a way of both entertaining and killing prisoners, like a modern day magical gladiator arena.
    2. The duelling cards club was pretty well built.
    I re-read it recently and it's still hard to tell that AD is the big bad. That's how it should be. If your eyes aren't peeled you'll never get the right clues.


    I really want to see one with that plot twist - Dumbledore is actually legit the big bad of the story and the reason he hasn't "caught on to HP" is because Dumbles has so much bigger and better shit to do that he's off doing it. HP is llittle league to him. That was something which made a lot of sense in that story - AD is a titan and HP's little adventures don't really affect him and behoove him to give a crap.

    Like AD is off using the power of Stonehenge or Easter Island or the Bermuda Triangle to awaken the same ley lines that Morgana le Fey once used.
     
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  14. kira and light

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    That's the most Indy Harry post I have seen here in a while :rolleyes:
     
  15. James018

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    And yet, it's a pretty intriguing idea because pretty much every indy!Harry fic in existence reveals Dumbledore as the big bad within the first 2 paragraphs. I'd read it for the novelty, if nothing else.
     
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    The only problem with that is that those sites are so heavily guarded by all sorts of magical creatures and ancient defenses that itsi be impossible to get to them.

    Never fear though, I have teh solution!

    Harry has to have a magical trunk custom made. The inside of this trunk would be magically expanded to be an exact scale replica of Earth. Harry simply would go inside his trunk and travel to Trunk!Easter Island and the rest to activate the ley lines.

    Shit you could even put wheels on the trunk but that's up to you really.
     
  17. Lindsey

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    "Professor McGonagall told me what awful things have happened when wizards have meddled with time..."

    Harry, distraught by all the deaths in the Battle of Hogwarts, throws himself into work, cleaning up Voldemort's reign. He finds some notes on the theory of time travel using the Deathly Hallows. Determined to fix everything, and refusing to listen to Hermione, he goes back in time to right before he discovers he is a wizard and somehow merges with his younger self.

    He is going to solve everything! He will start the Horcrux hunt early, grab Peter and free Sirius and no one will have to die! He should have realized that knowing the future does not mean he could replicate and fix it.

    His meeting on the train with Ron is awkward. He is unable to act like an 11-year-old who is lonely and getting a new friend. Ron finds Harry strange. It takes a turn for the worse when the Sorting Hat immediately declares him a Slytherin. After all, someone with that much ambition and cunning to fix everything has to be a Slytherin.

    Of course, everything begins to fall apart.

    Being in Slytherin with people he can't stand in addition to being mentally 6 years older, drives Harry away from his classmates. He goes to 'defeat the troll' and save Hermione to find out Hermione was never there, as Ron never has the chance to complain about her. He has to defeat the troll using spells no first year should know. People begin to look at him strangely, brilliant and cold.

    He is unable to talk to Dumbledore because no one believes a first-year has anything important enough to say to talk with the headmaster. When he tries to talk to Snape, he fucks up royally by mentioning his mother and him being friends (as proof that he knows the future), but he just thinks Petunia told him and kicks him out, hating him even more.

    No one trusts him, and so he is determined to do it on his own. Anyways, it's probably better this way.

    This means he does the challenges alone and faces Voldemort with a much different reaction.

    Ginny does not trust him, and either she doesn't have the diary or does not trust him to give it to him.

    A student dies due to the beast.

    He has to face the Snake without the sword of Gryffindor and the Phonex, which leads to a much darker battle.

    Without the time turner... Sirus' is kissed. Remus does not like Harry.

    Things get worse and worse and Harry pretty much becomes who he hates trying to fix this with absolutely nothing working. By the time the 4th/5th book arrive, which is drastically different at this point, he is determined to find a way to go back in time and stop himself from ever doing this. He becomes pretty freaking crazy trying to 'fix' everything.

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    Long story short, I think it would be very interesting to have an time travel story where things end up worse than canon, as its more realistic. I don't think people realize how awful it would be to be 11 again and have to live your whole life again and be surrounded by people you know but they don't know you. You would be going to classes you already have done, and one little change could end up changing the future to the point you don't know anything. It would be dark as fuck.

    If anyone is interested, I do have other ideas. I was thinking this could be done in a format similar to On the Way to Greatness. Year 1 would be one chapter, year two... two chapters, etc, etc. As things will become more and more different as the years pass. You would see Harry absolutely lose himself in his task for 'saving everyone' and going mental when more people die and get hurt. He realizes how much of his success relies on his friends, which he no longer has.
     
  18. Donimo

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    The problem is the same that every peggy sue has. Just talking to Dumbledore fixes everything so there is no true conflict.

    Edit: So as to not just be putting things down.

    There is a room for a great story in a peggy sue using a lot of the elements here. Harry is still a horcrux which leaves room for conflict. Perhaps Voldemort needs to be properly resurrected before he can die again. So Dumbledore takes care of the known elements. Quirrellmort is promptly dealt with, the horcruxes are rounded up and destroyed. However Voldemort is still out there lurking, eventually to return. And Harry is now an 11 year old with no place in the world. Queue the story.
     
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    Instead of taking a moment to consider his options and evaluate the situation, Harry keeps doing the same thing he knows will fail.
    Trying to repeat his history when he is no longer who he was.
    Even if he tried for his first year and fail, he could recalculate his course and prevent the 2nd year and forward.
    Is that much hard to get into conversation with Dumbledore.
    He could just stop go to classes, get detentions (refuse detentions) and demand to speak with the headmaster privately.
    Letting Sirius rot in Azkaban sound awful, especially in third year, when he knows he is out there and he can meet him in the forest.

    So for the future to become that much bleak, Harry need to keep the idiot ball going on for the entire story.
     
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    Since we're in the page of time travel:

    Eleven year old Lily Evans travels forward in time to 1991 and attends Hogwarts with the rest. She does not know Harry is her son, but he knows she is his mother. Told from Lily's perspective and largely character driven, it's a story about the nature of family, love, and sacrifice.
     
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