Meri_oddities + au   132

Silver Trinkets by Aya Ravensong (thMaddHatter)
82,828 words. Summary: Magical genetics are very complicated. Far more complicated than the typical witch or wizard knows. It was never as simple as Pureblood, Halfblood, Muggleborn. When one little girl-far too bright for her age-learns this, who she shares it with will lead the world into a revolution. But with age old prejudices ingrained into a society barely a decade after war, will this revolution be a good one?

Very interesting world building. Alternate 1st year. Enjoyable read. Too bad there isn't more of it.
HP  AU  Slytherin!Hermione  AyaRavensong  Gen  4star 
11 weeks ago by Meri_oddities
Past Imperfect by Vitellia
45,659 words. summary: Riddle is dead, but he took most of Hermione Granger's loved ones with him. She is just going through the motions in a bleak postwar world until a stray comment by Dumbledore's portrait gives her a renewed purpose in life – to go back and fix what the scheming Headmaster wrecked.
HP  AU  Snape/Hermione  Unread  TimeTravel  Vitellia 
11 weeks ago by Meri_oddities
Next of Kin by ApollinaV
108,823 words. Summary: Severus is remanded into Hermione's custody because she is his next of kin. This news startles both of them. Complete.
HP  AU  Unread  Snape/Hermione  ApollinaV 
11 weeks ago by Meri_oddities
Rewriting Destiny by mayawrites95 (mayarox95)
318,188 words. Summary: They all thought after Voldemort's fall that the world would get better. But they were wrong. The Death Eaters used politics to accomplish what Voldemort never could. And with the dwindling Wizarding population and no one left to fight, there's only one solution: to go back in time to before Voldemort rose to power, and fix what broke the first time around.
HP  AU  TimeTravel  Hermione/Draco  mayawrites95  4star 
11 weeks ago by Meri_oddities
Dark Wizengamot by Emerys_Potter
95,088 words. Summary: Preparing to head to his hearing, just before his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry learns quickly that Sirius' plans tend to get complicated. In a matter of minutes Harry becomes a Lord of the Wizarding World and in so doing learns that not all his friends are on his side.
HP  AU  5thYear  Draco/Harry  Emerys_Potter  4star 
11 weeks ago by Meri_oddities
Savior by Ares.Granger
133,640 words. Summary: Shortly after the events of 5th year, Hermione gets shocking news from her parents- she's a pureblood! How does the world change when Gryffindor's Golden Girl is discovered to be the sister of a Slytherin? Well, Draco Malfoy's summer decidedly improves.

Interesting take on Pureblood!Hermione. It worked for me.
HP  AU  Hermione/Draco  Ares.Granger  4star 
may 2019 by Meri_oddities
Hermione's Brilliant Idea by Ares.Granger
59,200 words. Summary: Harry is stuck in something he doesn't want to be in, Dumbledore's a manipulative bastard, Voldemort wants Harry dead, the school hates him...sounds like every year right? Well this year Hermione has a brilliant idea (or more than one) and her idea(s) change Harry's life, her life, and a big black dog's life too.

Interesting AU on 4th year. The whole plot seemed a little OTT. And I was unsatisfied with the ending.
HP  AU  Ares.Granger  4thYear  Harry/Hermione  3.5star 
may 2019 by Meri_oddities
Better Be- Ravenclaw! by Ares.Granger
33,769 words. Summary: This story came from the thought that the Weasley introduction was a setup. This is NOT a time-travel story. The premise is that the Dursleys got him there very early and Hermione, being the perfectionist that she is, also arrived very early. Thus they meet and the glory of H/Hr begins.

More tell than show, but interesting and entertaining.
HP  AU  Ares.Granger  Harry/Hermione  3.5star 
may 2019 by Meri_oddities
Blue Gardenias and Poppy Seeds by PurpleHydrangeas
277,658 so far -- Last updated 5/2017

Summary: She looked up, and Harry wasn’t sure he had heard her properly when she said, “I have to get married.”

3.5 star on what's there. I liked the history and world building, but it seemed very slow moving. It stops in a good place for the end. There are a few unanswered questions.
HP  WIP  AU  MarriageLaw  Harry/Hermione  JsRec  3.5star 
april 2019 by Meri_oddities
Black Fortunes by Herald_of_Dreams
53,042 words. Summary: Harry breaks the copy of Sirius’ mirror in 7th year, after the horrific end of the war. He is sent back to 1975 and takes up the mantle of Lord Peverell. He hopes to turn around the tragic Black family story. How? By getting newly widowed Lord Orion Black to fall in love with him.

Time travel where Harry doesn't remember being Harry Potter, so he's an OC. There's an interesting idea about the Dark families not supporting Voldemort in there. But ultimately, this was another all the men are gay and paired up with each other story. Also, I dislike stories where Lily is made to be an unthinking, ridged idiot so James can reject her.
hp  AU  BlackFamily  2star  Herald_of_Dreams  mpreg  TimeTravel 
april 2019 by Meri_oddities
Blood Protection by sheankelor
61,520 words. Summary: Always Protector does just that, it protects from anything and everything that the caster thinks of as a danger at any time, no matter what. Severus cast it on the Potter family, but it could only protect one.
HP  AU  Gen  sheankelor  Unread  amalthiaRec 
april 2019 by Meri_oddities
The Man Out of Time by DogStar234
23k words. Summary: Harry gets hit with a piece of the veil, and falls into Sirius's past. And back again. Loosely inspired by The Time Traveler's Wife.
HP  AU  Unread  SiriusBlack/HarryPotter  amalthiaRec 
april 2019 by Meri_oddities
Heart and Soul by Sillimaure
751,333 words. Summary: The Dementor attack on Harry during the summer after his fourth year leaves him on the verge of having his wand snapped. Unwilling to leave anything to chance, Sirius Black sets events into motion which will change Harry's life forever.

Very detailed and interesting look at wizarding society and the creation of Horcruxes. It was over explained in some places and dragged in others. Still really interesting. Some typos. I liked the portrayal of Harry.
HP  AU  5thYear  4star  Sillimaure  HP/HG/FD 
april 2019 by Meri_oddities
Raising a Wizard by a_dale
90,152 words. Summary: Harry Potter is the biological nephew of one Natasha Romanov, and when she discovers that she has a living relative, she takes him in, and raises her with the help of her own family, the Avengers.

3 stories so far.

Entertaining. Many typo/misused words. Also many hand waves on things such as the time difference between when HP takes place (1980s-90) and when MCU (2014ish).
HP  AU  crossover  MCU 
april 2019 by Meri_oddities
Paradox By olivieblake
166,184 words. Summary: Draco Malfoy wakes up one night to find Hermione Granger in his bed. But she's really not Hermione Granger at all, is she?

It was hard to follow what was going on. I gave up after a couple of chapters.
DNF  HP  AU  Hermione/Draco  olivieblake 
march 2019 by Meri_oddities
Lord of Caer Azkaban by Rorschach's Blot
119,393 words. Summary: A letter causes Harry to learn some surprising things about his lineage, a different twist on the usual Harry in Azkaban story line.

For the first 1/2-2/3 of the story the grammar, punctuation, and word misuse was awful. Then, it got much better. The only reason I kept reading was that the story and the world building were really unique. The OFC was believable, for what she was supposed to be.
HP  AU  RorschachsBlot  OFC  Harry/Hermione/OFC  3.5star 
march 2019 by Meri_oddities
The Power of the Potters by RockIll
128,242 words. Summary: With a Light Lord interfering in Potter Family matters and a Dark Lord hell-bent on killing off the Potters, a cadet branch of the Potter family has to act. Armed with knowledge, Family Magik, and supported by many cousins, Harry takes Magical England by storm.

Very interesting take on family magic and Harry as head of house with a huge family. The history was well done. Some of the characterizations were not to my taste. The use of epithets distracted from the story — especially hair color.
HP  AU  RockIll  Harry/Hermione  4star 
march 2019 by Meri_oddities
DragonKin by Fyreheart
157,154 words. Summary: During the summer between Harry's 5th and 6th year, an ancestor of Harry's discovers the last of the line has been mistreated and decides it's time to intercede.

Good, fun story. Veela!Draco. Really interesting world building. Good Malfoys. The use epithets really distracted from the story.
HP  AU  Fyreheart  JsRec  4star  harry/draco 
march 2019 by Meri_oddities
Enough by White Angel of Auralon
64,328 words. Summary: Harry Potter wasn't stupid nor naive. He grew up having to look out for himself. Why would that suddenly change in the Wizarding World? But a snake in lion's clothing wouldn't reveal itself until it was to late to stop him. He wanted freedom, and he would get it. No matter what Dumbledore, the Ministry or Voldemort might think.

Very interesting story when it came to the wizarding culture. Unfortunatly, the story was all tell and no show. It read like an article. Harry was smart and sneaky, but not a likable character. Ron and Hermione were flat. Bad because Harry said so, w/o showing us why or how. Especially Hermione.
HP  AU  WhiteAngelofAuralon  2.5star 
march 2019 by Meri_oddities
Of a Linear Circle by flamethrower (series)
1,043,362 words. Summary: In September of 1971, Severus Snape finds a forgotten portrait of the Slytherin family in a dark corner of the Slytherin Common Room. At the time, he has no idea that talking portrait will affect the rest of his life.

Part 1 - very interesting plot. I enjoyed it.
Part II - Also really interesting. And I really didn't see coming who the portrait is/was.
Part III - DNF way too much detail on everything.
Part IV - unread
HP  AU  flamethrower 
february 2019 by Meri_oddities
Away Childish Things by lettered
153,881 words. Summary: Harry gets de-aged. Malfoy has to help him.
HP  AU  Unread  Draco/Harry  lettered 
february 2019 by Meri_oddities
Upon A Fiery Steed by VatharaDaniel
99,091 words. Summary: Duo. Two trouble magnets, one very unlucky System Lord...
SG-1  GundamWing  AU  VatharaDaniel  JsRec  crossover  Unread 
february 2019 by Meri_oddities
Strange Reflections by LeQuin
138,885 words. Summary: In the aftermath of the Second Blood War its horrors still haunt the survivors, the country needs to be rebuilt and the last thing Harry Potter needed was a family of Potters from another dimension suddenly appearing.

Couldn't get into the story.
HP  AU  Post-war  LeQuin  DNF 
february 2019 by Meri_oddities
A Chance Encounter by spectre4hire
230,906 words. Summary: What if Harry didn't bump into the Weasleys at Kings Cross on his first day? What if he met another family? A family that knew his parents. This simple encounter will set him on a different path including new friends and new ambitions. Includes: Slytherin!Harry, Good!Dumbledore, Conflicted!Snape, & Supportive!Remus. Years 1-2.

DNF - read 19 chapters. Put it down and never picked it up again.
HP  AU  Gen  spectre4hire  DNF 
january 2019 by Meri_oddities
The Green Girl by Colubrina
150,467 words. Summary: Hermione is sorted into Slytherin; how will things play out differently when the brains of the Golden Trio has different friends?

Well written, well thought out plot. I really enjoyed this story. I really saw cannon Hermione in the BAMF!Slyterin Hermione of the story. Maybe a bit of a hand-wave on the blood prejudice that is trumped by house loyalties.
HP  AU  Slytherin!Hermione  Hermione/Draco  Colubrina  5star 
january 2019 by Meri_oddities
The Muddy Princess by Colubrina
62,710 words. Summary: Just another Pureblood!Hermione story. A hidden adoption revealed, a brother found, a new world to figure out: "What are you hoping for?" he asked as they stood ready to do the spell. "I don't know," Hermione admitted. "You?" His knuckles were white on his wand. "A sister," he said, his voice very low, "I'm hoping for a sister."

Sweet story.
HP  AU  post-hogwarts  Hermione/Draco  Colubrina  4star 
january 2019 by Meri_oddities
Presque Toujours Pur by ShayaLonnie
178,037 words. Summary: Bellatrix's torture of Hermione uncovers a long-kept secret. The young witch learns her true origins in a story that shows the beginning and end of the Wizarding wars as Hermione learns about her biological father and the blood magic he dabbled in that will control her future.

Well done story. Interesting world building. Very clever way for a character to come back.
HP  AU  ShayaLonnie  4star  Hermione/Draco 
january 2019 by Meri_oddities
The Debt of Time by ShayaLonnie
715,940 words. Summary: When Hermione finds a way to bring Sirius back from the veil, her actions change the rest of the war. Little does she know her spell restoring him to life provokes magic she doesn't understand and sets her on a path that ends with a Time-Turner.
HP  AU  TimeTravel  Hermione/Sirius  ShayaLonnie  4star 
january 2019 by Meri_oddities
Lady of the Lake Chapter by Colubrina
183,705 words. Summary: Hermione and Draco team up after the war to overthrow the Order and take over wizarding Britain.

Very well written, entertaining story. BAMF!Hermione takes over the world w/Draco and new friends help. Not Weasley friendly.
HP  AU  Hermione/Draco  Colubrina  5star  DarkHermione 
january 2019 by Meri_oddities
Quoth the Raven, Nevermore By GenkaiFan
114,515 words. Summary: The Tower of London has a dark and bloody past both in the muggle and wizarding worlds. Besides being a prison, it also served as a sanctuary in times past, what if it became one yet again?

Really excellent, well thought out plot involving the tower and it's magical wards and the ravens and the guards. Harry ends up there as a very young child and becomes a royal ward. I very much enjoyed the whole thing.
HP  AU  GenkaiFan  5star  Harry/Hermione  LordHarry  QueenE 
january 2019 by Meri_oddities
The Katarn Side by Darth Marrs
137,628 words. Summary: An aged, broken Jedi general came to Earth hoping to retire. However, when he went to a park and saw a young boy with unlimited Force potential getting the snot beat out of him, he knew the Force was not through making his life interesting.

Very entertaining. I liked the character of Kyle Katarn a lot. Apparently, he is from the early SW books. The story and world building are both very good. However, there are a lot of typos.
HP/SW  Crossover  AU  DarthMarrs  Harry/Hermione  5star 
december 2018 by Meri_oddities
Harry Potter and The Old Friend by Sinyk
85,361 words. Summary: An invitation to visit a muggle house in Surrey England, the next morning, the 25th July 1991, is received by Director Amelia Bones. It is the home of one Harry Potter. That visit changes everything.

Entertaining. Bad-ass Ameila Bones rescues Harry just before 1st year. A bit of Deus Ex Machina in the beginning.
HP  AU  Harry/SusanBones  Sinyk  3.5star 
december 2018 by Meri_oddities
The Stark Truth by misteeirene
189,001 words. Summary: Summer after 4th year Harry learns that James isn't exactly is father and Lily isn't his mother. Will his newly discovered family be able to help him recover from his violent, abusive childhood? Will he be able to trust again enough to find love?

Starts with an explicit violent rape of Harry by Vernon. I never got past that.
HP  AU  DNF 
december 2018 by Meri_oddities
Harry Potter and the Stargate by Sinyk
224,912 words. Summary: What if Remus was not... quite... as fast as he needed to be to catch Harry before he tried to get to Sirius in front of the Veil of Death. And what if the Veil was not what the magicals believed it to be?

Started out interesting, and the Stargate SG-1 connection was clever. Though it should have ended earlier than it did. The writing was good. A couple of typos. But the treatment of Hermione was utterly sexist. The end dragged out too long.
HP  AU  Sinyk  Harry/Luna  2star  LordHarry  LordSirius 
december 2018 by Meri_oddities
An Inconvenient Truth by old-crow
174,464 words. Summary: After the events in third year, the wizarding world grows darker. Could a stronger relationship between Harry and the Bones family change history?

Good story. Good world building. Interesting ideas on horcruxes and magic. Some typos. The author insertion at the end of each chapter was annoying.
HP  AU  old-crow  Harry/SusanBones  3.5star 
december 2018 by Meri_oddities
A Kiss Can Save by robst
141,452 words. Summary: What would change if Harry asked Hermione to the Yule Ball?

Good, fun plot. No one is really bad except Dumbledore. Lots of typos and missused words.
HP  AU  4star  robst  Harry/Hermione  EvilDumbledore 
december 2018 by Meri_oddities
The Glass Serpent and the Dark Horse by KaedeRavensdale
In which Tom Riddle Senior never could fully put Merope’s claims of being pregnant out of his mind and set out to bring his child home, unwittingly changing the fate of both the Wizarding and Muggle worlds and laying waste to the machinations of a certain scheming old man.

Started out with an interesting plot, but I couldn't get into it.
DNF  HP  TomRiddle/Harry  AU  WIP 
december 2018 by Meri_oddities
the dogfather by hollimichele
47,681 words. Summary: “I’m not a reverse werewolf either,” says the man. “I’m your godfather.”

Very well written, and cute story. Very entertaining.
HP  AU  4star  hollimichele 
december 2018 by Meri_oddities
renascentia: from the ashes by kuchikopi, tonberrys
278,941 words. Summary: In the summer of 1979, Regulus Black vanished from British wizarding society with horcrux in hand, ducking his head down into the obscurity of a French village to complete his task of destroying Slytherin’s locket - and with it, a fragment of the Dark Lord’s soul. When the risen Voldemort calls his followers once again, sixteen years later, Regulus makes haste to the home he left behind half a lifetime ago, reconnecting with his estranged brother and settling on a very different side of the conflict, with a very different set of allies. The Order of the Phoenix is reborn from the fog of the brewing Second War, tugging forth both old conflicts and new.
HP  AU  RegulusLives  kuchikopi&tonberrys  Unread 
november 2018 by Meri_oddities
The many Deaths of Harry Potter By ShayneT
242,571 words. Summary: In a world with a pragmatic, intelligent Voldemort, Harry discovers that he has the power to live, die and repeat until he gets it right.

Good story, but it dragged in places. Slyterin Harry really worked.
HP  AU  ShayneT  3.5star  Harry/Hermione 
october 2018 by Meri_oddities
Time Turned Back by TaraSoleil
182,032 words. Summary: Broken and angry after losing Sirius fifth year, Harry recklessly puts himself in harms way, dragging Hermione along for the ride. Now they are stuck in another time with some all too familiar faces. Will the time with lost loved ones heal Harry or end up doing more damage?

Several plot points were OOT and not believable.
HP  AU  TimeTravel  TaraSoleil  3star 
october 2018 by Meri_oddities
Last Will and Testament of Lily Evans Potter By: chrmisha
40,540 words. Summary: Petunia Dursley is cleaning the attic and finds a previously unknown copy of Lily's will. Ecstatic at her discovery, she promptly abandons her burdensome nephew, along with Lily's will, on the doorstep of her childhood nemesis (aka, Severus Snape).
HP  AU  Severitus  MentorFic  3.5star  gen 
october 2018 by Meri_oddities
Safe and (the) Sound - 27dragons, tisfan - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
84,140 words. Summary: Tony dropped out of college to get away from his abusive father. When his longtime boyfriend reveals similar tendencies, Tony refuses to endure another moment of it, running away with nothing more than the cash in his pockets. He makes it to Virginia, where he's taken in by Bucky, a restaurant owner looking for an extra hand who's willing to be paid cash under the table.

Bucky's been struggling for years: to keep the beachside restaurant he inherited from his parents above water (both financially and literally); to live down the fact that he's gay in a small southern town; to get over the man who's owned his heart since he was fourteen. But he's never had to struggle as hard as he is now, to keep his hands off Tony.
CA  Bucky/Tony  AU  DNF 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
3 Slytherin Marauders By: severusphoenix
582,712 words. Summary: Harry & Dudley flee an abusive Vernon to Severus Snape. Severus finds a new home for himself & the boys with dragons and hunt the Horcruxes from there. The dragons, especially one become their allies. Tom R is VERY different.

Excellent domestic drama. Very long and satisfying.
HP  AU  5star  Gen  severusphoenix  JsRec 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Blood Magic by GatewayGirl
334,522 words. Summary: Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry safe, but his relatives are expendable. Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry looking like his adoptive father, but it's wearing off. Blood is a bond, but so is the memory of hate -- or love.

Long, wonderful gen story of Harry discovering that Snape is his father. And Snape dealing with having a Son.
HP  AU  Gen  5star  Severitus  GatewayGirl 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Origins Of Myth by Arsenic
45,881 words. Draco is left w/o magic in China by his father. Ron Finds him there by accident and rescues him from prostitution. The story is his recovery. It's early HP fandom, but wonderfully well written. Doesn't pull punches, but still manages to be sweet. I enjoyed it a lot.
HP  AU  Ron/Draco  5star  Arsenic 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Empire of Albion - HeruKane
500k Series of stories. Summary: We will be following the life of a more intelligent and powerful Harry Potter, one who seems to be constantly tested by Fate, Destiny, and Magic. This story follows him through his Hogwarts years and the friendships, connections, and powerful decisions he makes along the way. It will also see him taking his place among the elite of the magical world, that of the Empire of Albion.
HP  AU  Harry/Charlie  HeruKane  Unread 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Patron by Starfox5
527,585 words. Summary: In an Alternate Universe where muggleborns are a tiny minority and stuck as third-class citizens, formally aligning herself with her best friend, the famous Boy-Who-Lived, seemed a good idea. It did a lot to help Hermione's status in the exotic society of a fantastic world so very different from her own. And it allowed both of them to fight for a better life and better Britain.

DNF Read 6 chapters. Just couldn't get into it.
DNF  HP  AU  Harry/Hermione  Starfox5 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Royal Ward By Catstaff
WIP 257,423 words. Summary: Based on "Hatal Fart Attack" by Corwalch, "Royal Ward" follows the changes in Harry's life after he gains the personal attention of the Queen. My thanks to Corwalch for permission to write a sequel. Reading "Hatal Fart Attack" first is recommended, but not absolutely required. Please note that this story begins in 1989, shortly before Harry turns 9.

WIP — 54 chapters — Last updated Dec 2018. Very interesting plot.
HP  AU  WIP  JsRec  Catstaff 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Harry Potter and the Alternative Tournament By twistyguru
46,007 words. Summary: The Goblet of Fire creates a binding magical contract, not only on the student but the school...so what school is Harry representing? Harry gets a new Headmistress who's practically perfect, and the Tournament gets the Guru treatment!
HP  unread  AU  MarryPoppins  twistyguru  JsRec 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Harry Potter and the Last Chance By: LeQuin
195,404 words. Summary: Response to Reptillia28's 'Don't Fear the Reaper' challenge. Harry has died for the twelfth time and his reaper sends him back for one last chance at completing his assigned destiny.

Over-the-top Harry. Redo on 4th year. No new plot points. Evil Weasleys and Evil Dumbledore.
HP  Harry/Hermione  AU  4thYear  3.5star  LeQuin 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Divided and Entwined By: Starfox5
643,288 words. Summary: AU. Fudge doesn't try to ignore Voldemort's return at the end of the 4th Year. Instead, influenced by Malfoy, he tries to appease the Dark Lord. Many think that the rights of the muggleborns are a small price to pay to avoid a bloody war. Hermione Granger and the other muggleborns disagree. Vehemently.

Very, very long story with an intricate plot. It dragged in places, but the writing and the subject were intriguing and the world building was top notch. My only real issue was that I believe that Ron and Harry would have gone with Hermione. But BAMF!Hermione was fantastic.
HP  AU  Hermione/Ron  Starfox5  4star 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Long Live The Queen by offsides
174,577 words. Summary: With Harry Potter's hearing for Underage Use of Magic looming, and Sirius Black hunted for a crime he didn't commit and was never tried for, Harry reaches out to Her Majesty the Queen for help, with unexpected results.

Total re-do of the Wizarding World after Harry write to the Queen for help. Interesting world building.
hp  gen  AU  QueenE  4star  LordSirius  offsides  JsRec 
september 2018 by Meri_oddities
Harry Potter and the Deus Ex Machina By: Karmic Acumen
292,433 words. Summary: It was a normal day, until newly turned 8 year-old Harry Potter decided to make a wish upon the dog star.

There wasn't much of Harry in the story. He sets things in motion, but this is really about Regulus Black surviving and fixing things for Sirius. Many misused words, grammatical errors, and use of epithets mar a really interesting plot.
HP  AU  LordSirius  3star  Gen  KarmicAcumen 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Souls Abound by robst
128,682 words. This story came from an idea of there being more than one version of Voldemort running around, due to his horcruxes being activated. Story begins with the Tom - Harry confrontation in the Chamber of Secrets.
HP  AU  Harry/Hermione  4star  robst 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Harry Potter and the Four Heirs by Sinyk
282,458 words. Merlin, not happy with how the future unravelled for the life of Harry Potter, intervenes early to set the course of history back on track

Interesting world building. Slow in places, but worth the effort of getting through them. Good story. Powerful & Smart & older than his years, Harry.
HP  AU  LordPotter  LordSirius  3.5star  gen  Sinyk 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
The Sum of Their Parts By: holdmybeer
143,267 words. Summary: For Teddy Lupin, Harry Potter would become a Dark Lord. For Teddy Lupin, Harry Potter would take down the Ministry or die trying. He should have known that Hermione and Ron wouldn't let him do it alone.

Harry as a reluctant dark lord.
HP  AU  post-dh  Gen  4star  DarkLordHarry 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Swung by Serafim by flamethrower
352,359 words. Summary: In 1993, Gilderoy Lockhart points a stolen wand at Harry Potter and Ron Weasley with the intent to Obliviate them. The wand doesn't backfire. Gilderoy's "discovery" of the Chamber of Secrets is a short-term success.

Very interesting plot. Well written Harry has memories of his early childhood, and from after he was oblivated. Nothing in between.
HP  AU  MentorFic  Gen  5star 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Knowledge is Power By: robst
178,331 words. Summary: When Hermione gets cursed at the Ministry, Harry and the Death Eaters discover the power he knows not.

Weasley and Dumbledore bashing. Parts of this plot are excellent and some are just over the top. The squirrel especially. One of the writer's earlier works.
HP  AU  Harry/Hermione  TimeTravel  3.5star  robst 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Uncle Quentin's Spy By: Starfox5
112,040 words. Summary: In the summer following her 4th year at Hogwarts, Hermione Granger is visited by a great-uncle she hasn't met before, and learns that the world is older than she thought, and that wizards are not the only ones fighting the forces of Darkness.
HP  AU  BVS  crossover  Harry/Hermione  entertaining  3.5star  Starfox5 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Pygmalion by Colubrina
178,316 words. Summary: When Tom Riddle walked through a doorway one fall afternoon everything changed and he found himself in a world wholly unprepared for him. He hasn't changed that much and he recruits all of Harry's friends to be his new version of Death Eaters.

This is really dark. Very interesting plot.
HP  AU  TimeTravel  Hermione/TomRiddle  dark  4star  Colubrina 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Roundabout Destiny by MaryRoyale
169,487 words. Summary: Hermione's destiny is altered by the Powers that Be. She is cast back to the Marauder's Era where she is Hermione Potter, the pureblood fraternal twin sister of James Potter. She retains Hermione Granger's memories, and is determined to change her brother's fate for the better.

Some unrealistic plot points.
HP  AU  TimeTravel  Hermione/Sirius  3.5star 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Can't Have It Both Ways by robst
106,352 words. Gobblin's tell Harry he can be emaciated and claim his inheritance b/c he has to compete in the Tri-Wizard tournament. Harry gathers his friends around him, the Grangers and the other champions.

Good execution of the AU 4th year plot with smart mature Lord Harry taking out Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy, Fudge, and Draco.
HP  Harry/Hermione  LordPotter  4thYear  AU  3.5star  robst 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Can't Rely on Authority by cvtisjustok
145,276 words Summary: After rescuing Sirius Black, again. Harry realizes the authority figures in his life aren't doing their job. Watch as Harry takes his future into his own hand.

Dumbledore and Weasley bashing.
HP  AU  Harry/Luna  3.5star 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
A Dance All My Own by Silverfawkes
106,324 words. Summary: AU 4th year, Harry decides it's time to man up and dance to his own tune instead of the Headmaster's.

Dumbledore bashing, Ron bashing, an unsatisfying ending
HP  AU  4thYear  Gen  2star 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
The Power of the Press By: Bobmin356
235,257 words. Forewarned Harry makes his escape from Britain, leaving the tournament in shambles. Protected by family, Harry sets about to fulfill his destiny free from the bigotry and manipulation of others.

AU 4th year, slow in spots, good plot though
HP  AU  4thYear  entertaining  4star 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Honour Thy Blood Chapter by TheBlack'sResurgence
307,702 words. Summary: Beginning in the graveyard, Harry fails to reach the cup to escape but is saved by an unexpected person thought long dead. Harry learns what it is to be a Potter and starts his journey to finish Voldemort once and for all.
HP  Harry/Daphne  AU  3star 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Petunia's Boys by severusphoenix
84,040 words. Summary: A very AU Severus/Harry mentor fic with Lucius as a friend as well. Petunia dies and the Dursley's flee Privet Drive along with Harry. They end up hiding in an unexpected place when the Hogwarts letter arrives.

Very enjoyable domestic drama w/Snape, Vernon Dursley, and Lucius Malfoy as good guys.
recs  AU  HP  Gen  MentorFic  severusphoenix  5star 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Cartographer's Craft - copperbadge
205,696 words. Summary: In the summer after Harry's sixth year, Harry and Remus uncover a section of the Marauder's Map which has been hidden for the past twenty years, releasing a carbon copy of sixteen-year-old Sirius Black from its depths. As they prepare for the impending war, Sirius must find a place for himself in this new world, Harry must find a way to destroy Voldemort, and Remus must face his own past while trying to build a tenuous future with Tonks.
HP  Harry/Sirius  5star  recs  AU  Young!Sirius  copperbadge 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Reboot - Kallanit
289,505 words. Summary: Very loosely based on the Reptilia28 Don't Fear the Reaper Death Challenge, whereby Harry gets to relive his life. As do a couple of other people. What effect does this have on Harry's life and the Voldemort Blood wars? Not a Discworld crossover, but the story did cry out for some guest appearances by Death's granddaughter.
HP  Harry/Hermione  recs  5star  AU 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Harry Potter and the Dogfather - MetallicGirl
Words: 167,975. Summary: What if Sirius rescued Harry before Hogwarts and took him under his wing? What if Sirius taught Care of Magical Creatures and ended up starting a Defense Against the Dark Arts club?

Read 7 chapters. I liked the plot idea, but the execution was far too slow.
DNF  HP  AU 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
That Reflection Man - SkyisGray
30k words. Political AU - Steve is the son of a Governor and the grandson of a Vice President. At 18, he meets Bucky. At 24, he marries someone else. At 25, he's elected to the House of Representatives, and Bucky overdoses. But their story is really just getting started.
4star  recs  Steve/Bucky  MCU  AU  SkyisGray 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
First, Do No Harm - BarqueBatch, SkyisGray
Words: 77603 Summary: James Barnes should be just like any other patient Steve sees in his Brooklyn clinic, but the mob enforcer bleeding all over his waiting room chair apparently didn’t get the memo.
4star  recs  entertaining  Steve/Bucky  AU  MCU  SkyisGray 
august 2018 by Meri_oddities
Tiny Spy Assassin Steve by copperbadge - Avengers
89k words so far. An AU in which Steve Rogers was born into the modern day and never received the Serum, but managed to make it into SHIELD as a handpicked protege of senior field agent Abraham Erskine. Along with Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, Peggy Carter, and eventually Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, Steve still tries to make a difference.

Particularly in the life of Tony Stark, who picked up what he thought was an art student in a bar, and ended up dating one of SHIELD's top agents...

Currently still in progress; Toy Soldiers covers the events of Iron Man 1, while Desert Knights covers the events of Thor and Iron Man 2.
excellent  entertaining  Recs  5star  MCU  AU  Steve/Tony  copperbadge 
july 2018 by Meri_oddities
The Affliction of War by StrawberryGirl87
206,302 words. Harry Potter/Steve Rogers

Harry has a great job as head Auror, he has more money than he knows what to do with and yet he knows that something is missing in his life. His friends have moved on and created lives of their own beyond the war with Voldemort and yet Harry just feels lost. Until a new mission is given to him and he is sent to America but things are not as they first appear.

Read 2-3 chapters. Couldn't get into it. All tell, no show. There were canon mistakes w/o explanation. OOC
AU  Crossover  HarryPotter/SteveRogers  DNF  HP  CA  from pocket
september 2016 by Meri_oddities
Nightcall jby Femme & Noeon
116122 words. Harry/Draco

A hideously mauled corpse is found sprawled across the paving stones of Brick Lane in the East End of London. Inspector Harry Potter--widely believed to be the lead candidate for next Deputy Head Auror--is called in to investigate a possible magical crime. To make matters worse, his occasional lover and former school-nemesis, Viscount Draco Malfoy, now billing himself as a consulting criminologist, shows up at the crime scene to aid in the investigation of the suspicious death.

Neither man will go away from the case unchanged, but will their combined forces be enough to fight the tide of danger that is sweeping London in the summer of 1910? And if they plumb the depths of the case, what bones of the past will they uncover?
Unread  AU  Harry/Draco  Femme  from pocket
january 2016 by Meri_oddities
Seize Yesterday by DannieU
89k words. In 2017 the Earth is about to end. In 1987 Howard Stark might have the answer. The solution seems simple, except Tony has the worst of luck, and he might just be stuck.

In which Tony hates magic, time travel, babysitting amnesiac assassins and being seventeen.
Read  Bucky/Tony  MCU  AU  CA  DannieU  from pocket
january 2016 by Meri_oddities
James Barnes, Agent of SHIELD by Kala_Sathinee
75810 words. Summary: Bucky never fell from the train. When they storm the final HYDRA base, he's there at Steve's side. But Steve still goes into the ice, and Bucky is left to deal with a world without him. A world in which he tries to find a purpose.
CA  MCU  AU  Kala_Sathinee  3.5star  from pocket
september 2015 by Meri_oddities
The Soldier And The Hurricane by Copperbadge
18k words. When the Winter Soldier fails to kill Howard and Maria Stark and is taken prisoner in the summer of 1967, his salvation comes in the unlikely form of a Russian-speaking, father-disobeying, endlessly-tinkering seventeen-year-old: Tony Stark.
4star  Recs  CA  MCU  Bucky/Tony  AU  Copperbadge  from pocket
august 2015 by Meri_oddities
Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do by Copperbadge
33k words. 30's AU where Steve is a detective in Chicago and Tony is a gangster kingpin.
Unread  Steve/Tony  AU  MCU  Copperbadge  from pocket
june 2015 by Meri_oddities
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