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Questions tagged [hp-methods-of-rationality]

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky, is a well known Harry Potter fanfic, published on fanfiction.net and hpmor.com. This tag is for all questions pertaining to this work. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag.

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Did J.K. Rowling express approval of HPMoR?

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a popular Harry Potter fan-fiction that has attracted strong critical and fan reactions, both positive and negative. It's possible more widely read than ...
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The origin of Tom Riddle in HPMOR

In HPMOR (Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality) Tom Riddle is incredibly smart by the time the whole thing takes place. He's also, to my mind, sociopathic and, as Harry puts it, empty inside. ...
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At the end of 'Harry Potter and The Methods of Rationality', why didn't Harry transfigure multiple Sorcerer's Stones?

Please only answer this question if you fully understand the rules of transfiguration in HPMOR. At the end of HPMOR, why didn't Harry transfigure multiple Sorcerer's Stones and use the original Stone ...
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Why was Dumbledore sneaking into the girls' dorm?

After reading this question and the comments associated with it, I'm curious as to what Albus' reasons were for sneaking into Lily's bedroom while she slept. So why'd he do it?
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Did Lily deliberately attempt to poison Petunia?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, we get this quote in Chapter 1: "Anyway," Petunia said, her voice small, "she gave in. She told me it was dangerous, and I said I didn't care any ...
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What really happened to Draco's mother (Narcissa) in Methods of Rationality?

I'm confused about the story of Draco Malfoy's mother Narcissa Black in Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. In chapter 47, Harry learns that Draco says that Draco's stepfather Macnair says ...
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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Harry explains muggles, squibs and wizards with a genetic marker (a single gene on two chromosomes). So, muggles have none, squibs have one and wizards ...
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What did Professor Quirrell mean by this quote?

“One last question,” Harry said, as Professor Quirrell’s coat lifted itself off the coatrack and went floating toward the Defense Professor. “Magic is loose in the world, and I no longer trust my ...
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What was on Professor Quirrell's list of mistakes he would never make as a Dark Lord?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, the worryingly clever Professor Quirrell tells the first-year Defence Against the Dark Arts class about his list, of things he would never do if he was ...
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What was Voldemort's ultimate ambition in HPMOR?

The ultimate fan-fiction Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky covers the story of Harry Potter-Evans-Verres, who is raised by Petunia Evans-Verres and her professor husband ...
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Can this HPMOR hypothesis be true in Harry Potter canon?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, a significant plot point revolves around Harry's discovery of the genetic nature of magic though some very bad science. I am curious what canon ...
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Does the Interdict of Merlin appear in original Harry Potter canon?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky a concept called the 'Interdict of Merlin' appears: (all emphasis added) Chapter 23: His hand on the doorknob, Harry Potter ...
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What was the wish that Harry gave to Quirrell that was rejected?

In Eli Yudkowsky's fanfiction Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Professor Quirrell offers 'Quirrell points' to deserving students, to be used in a variety of ways: "These and other after-...
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In HPMOR, what languages are used besides Pseudo-Latin?

In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, they explicitly talk about the Pseudo-Latin as a way to control magic. I've also noticed Greek, as in: Spoilers, Chapter 111 What other incantations ...
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In chapter five of Harry potter and the Methods of Rationality, why did Draco say that he wanted to be sorted into Gryfindor?

"Your son has been telling me all about you," Harry gushed on, hardly even knowing what was coming out of his mouth but just talking as fast as possible. "But of course I knew about you all before ...
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Does the world of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality differ in any other way from the original besides the husband of aunt Petunia?

The premise of "Potter and the Methods of Rationality" is what would have happened if aunt Petunia married a scientist instead, and Harry was raised in such an environment? Is this the only ...
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In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, should the reader just negate Quirrel's lessons?

If Quirrell is the host of Voldemort, who regards Harry as his arch-nemesis, is he planting intentionally dysfunctional ideas in Harry's mind? Like in the PKD story "War Game", where the aliens send a ...