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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, February 2015, chapter 113

Something of the real voldemort was leaking through-and the part that was leaking through was, essentially, his gibbering fear of death.

Which really, really won't help in trying to cast a True Patronus.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, February 2015, chapter 111

Agreed. While Voldemort has 'stated' the reason for not killing harry until now, it still feels...incomplete.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, February 2015, chapter 110

Well.

That happened.

I'm rather hoping (too tired to put numbers on it, sorry) that Harry can summon a phoenix straight from the mirror-he never tested the claim that a phoenix only shows up once, after all...and now he's got the source of phoenixes right next to him. That's a gun that's just itching to fire.

"All your hallows combine" is fairly obvious, though the location of the stone is not entirely clear.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, February 2015, chapters 105-107

So. you know how Dumbledore thinks that Fred and George are kinda/sorta the heirs of Gryffindor?

I give them 90% odds of at least showing up.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 27, chapter 98

her flesh is what's important-for the revival ritual (IF that's why quirrelmort broke her out, which is quite likely.). she doesn't have a servant of her own to revive her with, so getting her a horcrux would be of no use.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 27, chapter 98

And then quirrel won a bet with dumbledore when it turned out that first-years could cast the patronus.
Fake-moody's statement that he'd get no more than a bloody nose...You woudln't want to try that in the MoR verse. one of the students might be tempted to test it. and if the've been in quirrel's wargames, well...

you get the idea.

cause in MoR, it IS largely practice-based. in cannon rowling left it vague.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 27, chapter 98

He thinks draco is much more suited to dealing with the politics, and that it's much less work to optimize draco's morals and hand power to him than to figure out how to navigate a political atmosphere for himself.

To put it crudely, harry plans to use draco as a puppet.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 27, chapter 98

what about from science fiction? star trek: TOS. kirk meets kahn. kahn has been on ice. many other star trek episodes. see also nancy's comment.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 27, chapter 98

...a last ditch effort to at least make their deaths quick, while opening up a window to hit the dementors with a point-blank patronus 2.0 without worrying about the guards? Not that I think it very likely, mind you. harry may be broadening his options somewhat, but he has a ways to go before he's quite THAT desperate.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 27, chapter 98

It has occured to me that IF harry does obtain the sorcerer's stone...it's quite likely that quirrel will have been the one to get it out of the mirror, WITHOUT utilizing his leet magical skills.

  1. dumbledore thinks voldemort should find the trap surrounding the sorcerer's stone to be irresistable just for being such a puzzle.
  2. Quirrelmort declares he has never seen such an obvious trap...in a way that suggest that he is quite tempted to go after whatever is inside, whether or not he knows what's inside.
  3. The troll DID happen, even though whether it was quirrel's diversion or not remains to be seen.
  4. The stone is merely the most preferred way of obtaining an actual body as far as quirrelmort is concerned, while harry very much wants to make everyone immortal, and would very much want to use the stone.
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