Harry Potter (character)

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Name: Harry James Potter
Occupation: wizard, student
Title/Rank: Gryffindor House
Location: Hogwarts (Britain)
Number four, Privet Drive (Little Whinging, Britain)
Status: half-blood; alive
Relationships: James Potter (father)
Lily Evans (mother)
Ginny Weasley (wife)
James Sirius Potter (son)
Albus Severus Potter (son)
Lily Luna Potter (daughter)
Petunia Dursley (aunt)
Vernon Dursley (uncle)
Dudley Dursley (cousin)
Weasley clan (various in-laws and nieces/nephews)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Other: born 31 July 1980
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Harry Potter is the main character of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.



  • Harry being oblivious/bad with names to explain inconsistencies in the canon (popularized by Maya)
  • Harry having (uncanonical) psychological consequences of being raised in a cupboard (related: "Kathy/B. Bennett Therapy Theory" / Chain-smoking Harry[1])
  • One step up from the above is Sexually Abused!Harry, who is sexually abused by the Dursleys, and frequently rescued by Snape
  • Dark!Harry (e.g. Harry teaming up with or replacing Voldemort)
  • Powerful!Harry (sometimes "Super Harry"), Azkaban!Harry, Slytherin!Harry
  • Adoption Fics in which Harry is found or adopted by someone other than the Dursleys, often in a crossover with another fandom. This isn't unique to this fandom, but it is seen far more often than in other fandoms.


Popular het ships including Harry are Harry/Ginny and Harry/Hermione, which caused some discussion and wank among fans over which of these two pairings would become canon[2]. Some people also wrote lengthy shipping essays on the topic[3].

Popular slash ships include Harry/Snape and Harry/Draco. Other common slash ships include Harry/Ron and Harry/Voldemort.

Additionally, the threesome ship Harry/Ron/Hermione is popular. Other threesomes or moresomes are also common (eg Harry/Snape/Voldemort, Harry/Draco/Snape), as are Harry/"Harem" stories in some fannish circles (FanFiction.net?).

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

[Examples illustrating common tropes; gen works; pairings other than those with their own articles]


Harry-centric Communities

LiveJournal Communities


See Also


  1. The Sugar Quill. Sugar Quill Glossary: KBTT.
  2. Fandom Wank Wiki on Harry/Hermione related wank.
  3. Symbolic Flight: Part #1, by ginny_weasley, who criticizes a number of arguments made by Harry/Hermione shippers.
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