- Wow another great chapter i love this story it is very entertaining and a great read hope you do continue it thru till harry's final year.Thanks again and i look forward to the next chapter hope the aurors show up and TRY to arrest agatha now that would be fun to see.BTW i loved the flashbacks keep em coming.
- Ah, now that was a delightful way to start off the new year. I loved the flashback and the embarassment for Stephen Strange to have to admit that must have been considerable; OTOH, Stephen, unlike - it seems - most British wizards, esp. including Dumbledore, has no problem admitting that he's less than perfect and/or omiscient.
I do wonder how the Ministry and British Wizarding Society is going to react to who came to aid Harry's recovery. I daresay that more than a few folk are going to want to pick Wanda's brains for more about Chaos Magic since Harry's clearly demonstrated that it's real and powerful. OTOH, whatever Agatha did to so thoroughly annoy them, esp. considering her power, should be interesting; as will how that colors how they view Harry Stark. 'Twould be interesting to see the Ministry try and take her, esp. if Wanda's with her (where do I send the flowers for the aurors who try?).
I rather imagine that both Padma and Hermione have had their interest in Harry considerably increased since he -clearly- knows more than he's shown.
I did like the bit about Dumbledore knowing about Tom being in Quirrel and thinking he had him under control; I doubt this event will teach him any humility, though, he still seems filled with hubris.
I did love the fact that Agatha was a Hufflepuff; if/when that little fact gets out, they just might get a bit more respect.
I can see friendships forming here, in a few cases very strong and lasting ones, but I can't see many lsating romantic ones forming; I know very few who married their high-school sweethearts (I -do- know some and they're still together decades later, but it's not the norm), but I can see friendships formed that could further develop along those lines. Besides, Harry, unlike 'most every other student there, is active in a far larger society than just British Wizarding Society, and he's able to meet a far greater number of gals who'd be potential suitable romantic interests; to expect something definite to form at Hogwarts is unrealistic, not impossible but not what I'd call a high probability.
Good work!! I can't wait to see the reaction to Tony's visit, esp. if he "sends" Iron Man to check things out, first. :D
Author's response- Actually, that scene didn't come out as clearly as I intended. Stephen could have smashed the shield on a whim, but that would have pureed Harry, which wasn't really the plan. It was his none destructive method that didn't work...
- Neither Wanda nor Agatha are going to be accosted by the Ministry (this time), though Wanda is going to be... interviewed about Chaos Magic.
- A discussion of Harry's apparent power levels will happen at the next Staff Meeting... also what he did to the castle.
- as far as Hermione and Padma are concerned, Harry, much like Lucy, has some splain'in to do.
- Agatha is going to take breakfast with the 'puffs. And do a demonstration or two.
- - The question has also been asked "who would give an 11 year old access to weapons like that?" Well considering the world he comes from, where kidnappings are common (even though they turn out to be exceedingly bad ideas bringing down on occasions the literal wrath of god(s) on the pointy little heads of the perps), perhaps a better question might be who would allow 11 year olds access to the general purpose weapons that allow their users to do everything from tickling to killing their opponents the level of the attack limited only by the Waver's intent. I am of course referring to wands.
Yeah, I've always wondered why BWS seems to have to philosophy and doctrine on "reasonable use of force" that the youngsters are taught before being trained to use wands. In the US, most responsible firearms training starts with at least the basics of this and works with children as young as six (Massad Ayoob's writings can document this, he trained his kids); yet the BWS has, apparently, nothing like that.
Considering the super-powered culture Harry Stark grew up in, his tools are well suited to his abilities, nature, and age and I've no doubt that Tony Stark has taught him well the responsibilities that come with that power.
- Very nice story. I've fallen out of touch with the Marvel Universe, so i don't recognize half of the characters, but I like the story. You have very good pacing. As others have noted, Harry is sounding a bit to "adult" but that's entirely forgivable considering how he was raised. I look forward to the next chapter!
Author's response- For the most part the people I've used are part of the Ironman mythos, The Avengers, and Beast from the xmen and Doctor Strange for good measure.
(#) Coolone007 2008-01-02You are doing a great job on this story. I 3was fearful of a complete Mary sue with harry being all powerful and defeating the dark lord first time out, with full knowledge of how to do it. You have done a great job. I might suggest a little more explanation of how the devices draw from magic to power them. Just by saying with out giving a reason almost falls Mary sue in my opinion.
Author's response- An Marvel-babble explanation of the Powertap technology will be forthcoming in one of the flashbacks...
- Just a thought, I reckon that Harry's spent most of his time around adults, not kids, given who his father is and who his father's associates are. I'd expect him to talk a lot mroe adult than most 11-year-olds. Not sure I should talk, though, by that age my father had gotten me hooked on sf, and not just the "young adult" series, and I was enjoying a quite adult environment, that way, myself.
- I think the part I like best (hard to determine - I liked it all) was the fact that Harry went out of his way to befriend Snape and Draco from the very start. Very smart, shows that he paid attention to the way his dad dealt with people, and that you, the author, have done your homework on how highly successful people deal with things. Bravo. Great story so far.
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