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Honorable Hogwarts is a play by post roleplaying game set about a year after the seventh and final Harry Potter book. It is known for its convoluted, labyrinthine and Troperrific storyline (the site emphasizes writing/storytelling over roleplaying, and because at least eight tropers are featured among its regular members is rather brightly lit).

This site is a follow-up to the now-defunct Hogwarts Rising, a similar site that took place during the Canon Harry Potter storyline. It continues following the non-canon characters from that site, with Jason Frost (who on the old site was set up as a Lancer for Harry) now playing the role of main character. The site has a Spin-Off, Hogwarts Futures, which follows the activities of various characters seventeen years later. Much of the plot comes from them dealing with the extended fallout of their own actions during the Honorable Hogwarts timeframe, as well as introducing several older, more manipulative antagonists and a new generation of student wizards.

Because this site's storyline is much, much Darker and Edgier than the actual Harry Potter books... some say it's Better Than Canon, and others say they need Brain Bleach after viewing it.

Honorable Hogwarts can be found here, and Hogwarts Futures can be found here. There is also a Prequel Fanfic in the works, which tells what the characters on the site were doing during the timeframe of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

A character page can be found here.


Tropes used in Honorable Hogwarts include:
  • Aborted Arc: Sometimes, when a player leaves the site for good, their characters' side storylines just get dropped entirely.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Taffy Pole's outfits are often described as containing this.
  • Accidental Aiming Skills: Rare non-combat version. In this thread, the Gryffindor Quidditch team's Seeker (a playing position from which goals are not usually scored) tries her hand at shooting goals and actually makes her first shot, then admits she was aiming for one of the other goal hoops.
  • Action Girl: Lena Lacy.
  • Actor Allusion: Jason's Quidditch nickname, Pinata, is also the internet screenname of the guy who plays him.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal
    • Canon: Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall, Triwizard Tournament.
    • Non-canon: Bella Banning, Edeline Emerson, Lena Lacy.
    • Miscellaneous: The main site's title.
  • Adorkable: Jeffrey Pierman and Felicia Day Jenica Sonsen.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: One of the few ways in which this site is similar to Canon... the evil Slytherins and wealthy Death Eaters are quite popular at first, and the protagonists are mostly social outcasts for one reason or another.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Several attacks against Hogwarts and the Ministry by Death Eaters fall squarely under this trope. The Ottery St. Catchpole thread also probably qualifies.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Harry's not a noble idealist, he's a dangerously wimpy pacifist who gets people killed; Colin Creevey's actually really a chainsmoking Badass Biker who knows not only kung fu but also Le Parkour; Draco Malfoy is actually not that bad a guy, and capable of Heroic Sacrifice if need be (not to mention wearing leather pants.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Avilon Rayne.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: The Zotermeer brothers. Their names are Jacob and Isaac, they're both rather good with money, and Jacob was once heard to say "Oy vey." But their exact religion/ethnic heritage has never been specifically stated, so they might not be Jews at all.
  • Anachronic Order: Because some people are online a lot and others only check in off and on, some arcs move faster than others... this means that certain areas of the plot are sometimes as much as half a year ahead of others.
  • Anti-Hero: Jason.
  • Anti-Villain: Aldous Conor.
  • Anyone Can Die: Whoo boy.
  • Arc Words
    • "Someone's at the door." Almost a Catch Phrase for River. Although it is a bit of a Shout-Out to American Gothic, the meaning of the words is entirely different here.
    • Also spoken by River: "I am Kali the Goddess of Death." If you hear her say this, run.
  • Ascended Extra: Xanthe Chapel, Trowa Marshall, Alvin Pairis, Blair Duchess, Abrianna Madoc and Sally Carinaris were nowhere near as important to the plot as they are now when they first started out. With Character Development and more frequent logins by the people playing them, however, they've become main characters.
  • Asshole Victim: The only thing that's kept Jason from crossing the Moral Event Horizon is that the people he's maiming, torturing and killing usually deserve it. Also, Ando Saeki's first kill was Rita Skeeter, who definitely had it coming. Doesn't make Ando any less of a Complete Monster, but killing her was arguably a Pet the Dog moment.
  • The Atoner: Turin Holdsclaw. Yes, Turin.
  • Awesomeness By Analysis: River learned martial arts from watching internet videos.
  • Ax Crazy: Rupert Wotan, even if his Weapon of Choice was a knife.
  • Back From the Dead: Aeolus Warbeck was resurrected by Aldous Conor.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Jason and Lena in the Battle of Azkaban, Jason and Madeline in the Battle of St. Mungo's.
  • Badass Adorable: River has elements of this, especially when she goes all "Kali Goddess of Death".
    • Envy as well.
  • Badass Back: Jason, Lena, Colin, Alvin, Darius and Taffy are all quite fond of this fighting style.
  • Badass Biker: Colin Creevey bought Hagrid's flying motorcycle. He was already a badass at the time.
  • Badass Bookworm
    • Luna Lovegood, Abel King, Trowa Marshall, Alvin Pairis, Sally Carinaris... the bad guys have Natalia Dragomir.
    • Once Xanthe Chapel no longer qualifies for Lolita status, she will be one of these.
    • Ratree Surkhanfa qualifies as well. In the words of the person playing her, she is "a meek nerd with combat skills".
  • Badass Creed: Jason, addressing the other inaugural members of the Order of the Silver Dagger for the first time, told them: "From this point forth we show no mercy, give no quarter, and take no prisoners. If they want to call themselves the Death Eaters, then let them taste death!" The last line of this became the group's official motto.
  • Badass Grandpa: Fred Colton and Valin Halcyon for the good guys, Zev Yorkin and Brent Phanan for the bad guys.
  • Badass Labcoat: Kelvin Hornbuckle, though Healers at St. Mungo's don't dress like Muggle doctors so technically he doesn't wear a labcoat.
  • Badass Longcoat: Roland Wainwright.
  • Badass Normal: The first two Muggle characters introduced on the site, David Markov and Ray Garside, turned out to be much more badass than many of the wizard characters.
  • Badass Teacher: Applies to several characters, but particularly Fred Colton, Debra Reynolds and Brodie Carinaris. Also, McGonagall is a Canon example.
  • Bastard Understudy: Jason, to Aldous Conor. And on the Spin-Off site, to Jacob Zotermeer.
  • Battle Couple: Colin Creevey and Lena Lacy.
  • Battle in the Rain: The Ottery St. Catchpole thread. Lot of explosives in use considering the inclement weather, too.
  • Battle Royale With Cheese: The battles of Azkaban, St. Mungo's and Ottery St. Catchpole all qualify.
  • Berserk Button
    • Most major characters have developed a Protectorate by now; Madeline especially is one of these for Jason.
    • Brent Phanan goes quite literally Ax Crazy over child abuse.
    • Lucy Frost is has a borderline Hair-Trigger Temper when it comes to political issues (the environment's especially a major sticking point with her).
    • Willow is this for Envy. Rape/molestation are for the girl who plays hers.
    • Don't pick on the name of the city of Bangkok in front of Ratree. She's pretty much guaranteed to go off on you. For that matter, don't change her name to "Rat Tree" either.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Orville Brand, pretty much since the site started. See the Smug Snake entry below for a possible reason why he'll never actually be the Big Bad.
  • Big Damn Villains: Tawnie has moral qualms about using deadly force against the Brotherhood of the Light. Not to worry... she shares a psychic link with Sasha Rookwood, who has no problem whatsoever assuming control of Tawnie's mind and body and firing off a Killing Curse.
  • Big Good: Possibly Sakiko, which would likely make her the first ever bisexual example of this trope.
  • Bi the Way: Kai Andrews. Lost her virginity to a guy, wound up with a girl after that, doesn't think either entanglement is really all that big a deal.
    • Envy as well, though mostly in subtext.
    • Apparently, Sakiko Kanazawa.
  • Black and Gray Morality: Jason is made of this trope. There's also the fact that the site's best Torture Technician, Kalia St. Clair, is working for the good guys.
  • Blood Knight: Darius Walker. He's even got the page quote in his signature.
  • Bond One-Liner: Jason, after being challenged to single combat by Darius Walker and defeating him: "So, was it good for you?"
  • Brainy Brunette: Acacia Webb. Strangely enough, she's also a bit of a Hello, Nurse! (Shiri Appleby for the win!).
  • Broken Ace: Several, though Jason Frost, Abel King and Erastes Blake seem to be among the more prominent examples of this.
  • Break the Cutie: Loreley Avalon, and to a lesser extent Tawnie Hart. River Applewhite came conveniently pre-broken.
  • Bunny Ears Lawyer: Cimarron and Vix are damn good fighters for characters whose primary purpose seems to be Fan Service.
  • The Butcher: In the Prequel Fanfic, Jason names himself "The Butcher of Hogsmeade" as part of his campaign to get innocent bystanders more afraid of him than they are of Voldemort so they won't help the Dark Lord.
  • But You Screw One Goat!: Lampshaded by Cimarron.

 Envy: So I take it you're into girls?

Cimarron: Girls, boys, goats... whatever's available.

 Jason: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't kill you right now, you Death Eater cunt.

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