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I finally got around to reading The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009 and I still puzzling over some of it.
Warning! Major Spoilers ahead!

The Anti Christ seems to be a parody of Harry Potter

And in one scene:

The Anti Christ kills a character by firing a gigantic lightning bolt out of his penis. (Of course, he does.)

I can't make up my mind: is this parody, hatred, satire? All? Neither?

Has Alan Moore made any statements explaining a relation between the comic and the Harry Potter franchise?

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    Does Alan Moore hate Harry Potter? Surely a better question would be "Is there anything that Alan Moore doesn't hate?" – Valorum Dec 27 '14 at 16:35
  • How is "firing a gigantic lightning bolt out of his penis" hate statement? – Captain Cold May 11 '17 at 18:01
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Judging from the plot description on the LXG wiki, it sounds more like a postmodernist deconstruction, something that Moore is well known for (Watchmen did it for the entire genre of Superhero comics and is credited for almost single-handedly bringing about the Dark Age of Comic Books).

The basic premise of Harry Potter is pure escapist juvenile wish fulfillment - "Hey, you're not just an orphan who gets bullied, you're a wizard! And not just any wizard, you're destined to save the world!!!". Of course, it goes beyond that and becomes considerably darker and edgier, but the basic premise practically screams for deconstruction.

So that's what Moore does: the kid's adventures turn out to be entirely staged, designed to prepare him for being the Antichrist. And I doubt it was the result of any particular dislike of Harry Potter - perhaps it was simply born out of the sudden inspiration "hey, what if Harry's scar was actually the Mark of the Beast?"

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    +1 to you sir! Mr Moore maintains that LoEG is satire, however, he does mention cultural decline as well regarding Harry Potter; guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/18/… – djm May 30 '13 at 12:44
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    -1 for unannounced TVTropes link ambush :) – DVK-on-Ahch-To May 30 '13 at 18:58
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    Alan Moore is himself a practicing wizard/magician. Worships a Roman snake-god and everything. I'm sure I've seen some disparaging remarks about Harry Potter somewhere in something he's written... maybe the Fossil Angels essay... hate is probably too strong a word, but I think he does have a negative opinion of harry potter -- or its version of magic, at least. – evilsoup Jan 13 '15 at 15:00
  • Based on some interviews, Moore genuinely does seem to dislike the Potter books. I'm not a fan of them, but it seems so arbitrary to me. There's so much more loathsome stuff out there ... – El Cadejo Aug 28 at 13:33

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