Wednesday, August 13, 2014

[hlxcvbaq] Not the Chosen One

Rework Harry Potter so that Voldemort kills Voldemort, done in by one of the many standard ways someone with Too Much Power can accidentally kill themselves.

The interesting part is the subsequent tragic psychological self-destruction of Harry Potter.  He had based his entire existence around being The Chosen One, only now to discover there is nothing at all special about himself.  With substantial reworking of the plot, he could reminisce about how every indicator that he was special was actually part of an egotistical self-delusion that only he noticed or believed.

Inspired by the criticism that the Chosen One archetype is not a good role model.

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