Dark Harry (One Direction trope)
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|See Also:||Harry Styles, Larry Stylinson|
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See also dark harry Tumblr tag.
Note that some thoughtful and well-written explorations of Harry's darker side exist; however they tend not to be tagged with "Dark Harry" as the term has come to be associated with OOC-ness or badfic.
- After, by Anna Todd, an incredibly popular Harry/OFC story posted on Wattpad. Reminiscent of 50 Shades of Grey both in themes and in the fact that its rights have been sold for publication and a movie adaptation.
- Psychotic, by weyhey_harry, a Wattpad American Horror Story Asylum AU with 59+ million hits, 858,270 votes and a 4.6 rating on Goodreads (as of Sept 27, 2014).
- "Dark" Movie Trailer - Harry Styles Fanfiction by Lauren Smith: a trailer for a Wattpad fanfic, posted Jan 3, 2013.
- Deranged Harry flipagram, posted by dirtymouthgirl on Tumblr, August 2014.
The term is also used ironically by some fans to underline other fans' eagerness in seeing Harry's dark side, or the OOC-ness of the trope:
What's dark Harry?
That’s fanfic dark!Harry. Dark Harry on camera messes up a room by knocking a couple water bottles over.
Harry: I roll and I roll til I'm out of luck
harry girls: DARK HARRY HAS A GAMBLING PROBLEM
Harry Styles, lothario and womanizer extraordinaire, the darkest of them all. Hide your kids, hide your wife!
Okay, i love dark harry, i do, but when you describe the main character as submissive, scared and nervous and unwilling to harry, that the main character does everything harry says and stays because he’s /special/, then i get REALLY uncomfortable. Because girls out there will think that it is romantic, but it isnt, its fucked up