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This article refers to the series of books. For the titular character, see Harry Potter (character).
This boy will be famous. There won't be a child in our world that won't know his name. There will be books about him, he will be a legend.
—Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Harry Potter (CIC GNZ-4138-209-JR) is a series of books by the British author J.K. Rowling, detailing the adventures of a group of young witches and wizards, including the title character Harry Potter. The children attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, located somewhere in Scotland, where they learn the various skills of the generic fantasy witch and wizard. In addition to the challenges inherent to growing up with magic, other students, and teachers of varying quality, they must also confront the second rise of the Dark Lord Voldemort.

The book canon is comprised of the seven core novels of the series, two small volumes that are written as textbooks featured in the novels, a book of wizarding fairy tales, an 800-word prequel story written for charity, and a play written as a sequel to the series by Jack Thorne. This last item is acknowledged by J.K. Rowling, but tends to be disregarded in part or whole by fans due to conflicts with the core series.

The film canon is comprised of the eight feature film adaptations of the original novels and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series.

The franchise also boasts an amusement park and a great deal of themed merchandise.

The Books[]

In chronological order:

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the United States)
    • Published: 26 June 1997
    • Film released: 16 November 2001
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    • Published: 2 July 1998
    • Film released: 15 November 2002
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • Published: 8 July 1999
    • Film released: 31 May 2004
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    • Published: 8 July 2000
    • Film released: 18 November 2005
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    • Published: 21 June 2003
    • Film released: 11 July 2007
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    • Published: 16 July 2005
    • Film released: 21 November 2008
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    • Published: 21 July 2007
    • Films released: Part 1–19 November 2010; Part 2–15 July 2011

Other Incarnations[]

The series has been made into a series of films with the same titles as the books. The books themselves have also been released as audiobooks, read by popular English comedian Stephen Fry.

Harry Potter has had such huge global impact that the canon has attracted more than its fair share of badfic. It is acknowledged, as a subset of the Internet rule 'If it exists, there is fan fiction of it', that 'If it exists, it has been crossed with Harry Potter'.

Harry Potter and the PPC[]

Minis in the Potterverse are mini-Acromantulas, more commonly known as mini-Aragogs. These minis are responsible for the manufacture of the wildly popular panacea, Bleeprin, among other things. The Hogwarts Fanfiction Academy is the OFU for the continuum.

Badfic and Mission Strategies[]

As of 2010, Harry Potter is the continuum in the most danger from high volumes of badfic, with a surge in popularity creating a flood of missions similar to the overload created by The Lord of the Rings and then Pirates of the Caribbean. The 'Three-Year Summer' between the releases of books four and five spawned a particularly high volume of fanfic as the fandom yearned for more Potterverse, and the trend continued with the two-year gaps before the next two releases. As a result, many agents, especially those who don't specialize in something else, have been sent to Harry Potter at least once. Harry Potter overflow therefore makes up a major part of the workload of Floaters and DMS/DBS Freelance Divisions.

The disguise most useful to agents in the HP continuum is usually Random Student, with whatever house affiliation will either let them get close to the action or stay out of sight (which one is preferable depends on the situation). House-elves and Death Eaters also work well—the former because they are canonically treated as invisible and the latter because they would canonically kill most good-aligned Suvians and a fair percentage of evil ones.

The HP continuum tends to be a friendly place to visit (to the extent that the badfic will let it be); PPC agents may make use of the Room of Requirement to get a much-needed night's sleep mid-fic, and often find occasion to grab a meal at the banquet in the Great Hall. Agents have also, on occasion, used Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder to take a break from the awfulness of the fic.

The DBS handles a large amount of HPverse smutfic, which tends to contain an unusually high level of squick since HP students are underage in most fics. When it comes to shipping canon characters, slash is somewhat more popular than het in the HP continuum (with most pairings of both kinds involving Harry). Mary Sue usually falls in love with Harry Potter himself, though a few will target other male students such as Draco Malfoy or the Weasley twins, and quite a few will go after adults like Lupin, Snape, or even Voldemort.

Exorcisms in the Harry Potter continuum work best when the exorcist chooses the proper volume of the book series or DVD of the movies; for example, a Harry Potter who has been slashed with Ron during the Yule Ball should be exorcised with a copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, whereas if he has fallen in love with Ron after the Battle of Hogwarts, he should be exorcised with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows instead.

The Harry Potter continuum is unwilling host to Legendary Badfics 'Cho Chang's Desires', 'Draco's Christmas Cuppa', 'Little Miss Mary', 'My Immortal', 'Partially Kissed Hero', 'Rose Potter', and 'Subjugation'.

Special Equipment[]

Canon weapons consist almost entirely of wands, which are a highly versatile weapon if mastered; spells can be used to restrain Mary Sues or possessed canons during charging or exorcism, to kill Sues and bit characters, to dispose of bodies, and as a more canonical substitute for the neuralyzer. Muggle agents can use Muggle-use wands, an invention of the Hogwarts Fanfiction Academy that allows them to cast various useful spells. Agents who are native to the HP continuum may have a wider range of magic available to them, depending on how good they are at using their wands. A few non-native HP agents have learned to use HPverse magic without Muggle-use wands. It's not unusual for a Mary Sue to make agents angry enough to use Unforgivable Curses—usually Avada Kedavra.

Because the HP continuum is fairly dangerous, many other useful canonical assassination strategies exist, from the Basilisk to the Whomping Willow. Knives, swords, and bows are also canonical weapons, but not used often during missions. Guns, while mentioned, are never actually used in the canon. (Presumably, a Muggle agent could use them, and the author has actually claimed that a gun in the hands of a competent Muggle [or a competent person, period] is a much more dangerous weapon than wizards tend to give it credit for; however, for the purpose of blending in among the wizarding community, PPC agents generally utilize the aforementioned Muggle-use wands anyway.)

The password bleeper is a nifty gadget that allows agents to gain access to the Hogwarts dorms. It cycles through up to a thousand commonly used passwords for each house, though it doesn't usually take that long. Badficcers are not known for their creativity.

The See-Through Device is very useful for spying on Suvians in tight spaces, such as a compartment of the Hogwarts Express.

Agents Native to Harry Potter[]

Missions in this Continuum[]

All reports are listed alphabetically by agent name, in the case of agents with multiple missions, or by mission name. Dates given are when the mission takes place, as near as can be determined.

Agents Specialised in this Continuum[]

Agents are considered specialised in a continuum when they have handled at least three missions in the canon. Most of these agents are also active/specialised in other continua. It is often not the agents who decide where their specialty lies, but the Flowers that keep assigning missions to them.

Agents Not Yet Specialised in this Continuum[]

Agents with fewer than three missions in this continuum are not specialised, yet. They probably soon will be.


With The Lord of the Rings[]

With Other Continua[]