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    Hermione Granger - Part II

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    These were the last few posts in the previous Hermione Granger thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by OliveOil_Med
    What dragon species would you most associate with Hermione? I know that her wand is vine and dragon heartstring, and I can't help but be curious as to what type of dragon it was.
    Quote Originally Posted by cmwinters
    That's a good question. I would say a Romanian Longhorn or Ukrainian Ironbelly, simply on the premise that they aren't listed as having humans as their preferred diet, where some of the others are.

    But also, the Ukrainian and the Romanian are from fairly remote areas, kind of "loner" animals. Hermione is very much a loner; she's got Ron & Harry, but that's pretty much it. And it seems she's been that way her whole life.

    I have heard it speculated (on LiveJournal, but I don't recall who said it) that the Dragon on the cover of Deathly Hallows was possibly an Antipodean Opaleye, which would of course been the dragon guarding the vault at Gringott's. They're native to Australia, where Hermione sent her parents, and of course the dragon that they were riding allowed them considerable liberties, so you could make a good argument for that. (But they do eat people!)

    Definitely NOT a Swedish Short-Snout; if that's ANYONE's dragon, it's Luna's. And not a Welsh Green; they're "common".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim the Enchanter
    I wish Fantastic Beasts would have more information about the different dragon breeds, but I do find it rather fun to fill in the rest of the details myself.

    But I digress. I would have her wand core be from an Swedish Short-Snout, actually. Reason for this is that this species of dragon is comparatively less aggressive than most, but its hide is very magical and sought after for protective gloves and shields.

    Now, Hermione is not an aggressive person, but she would certainly defend anything she values to the death, which I think goes well with the magical uses of Swedish Short-Snout products.

    Also, the flames from this dragon are a brilliant blue and extremely powerful, and Hermione is quite a powerful witch. Also, this reminds me of the waterproof blue flames she was able to conjure in First Year, so there's a possible connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmwinters
    Definitely NOT a Swedish Short-Snout
    We've seen why a Swedish Short-Snout would be related to Hermione in Tim's post, but do you have any particular reason for the opposite? Or is it just because Swedish Short-Snouts relate to Luna more so? It IS possible to associate one dragon with more than one person in the series, because there are so few breeds we know of while there are so many characters in the series...



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    Although I think Tim has some very good points, my feeling about the Swedish Short-Snout being Luna's dragon has mostly to do with the unusual nature of the Short-Snout, the colour (Luna's a Ravenclaw, and has blue eyes), and the fact that the Crumple-Horned Snorkack is supposed to be in Sweden.

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    The Hair?

    Did the books ever say what Hermione used to make her hair not be all... bushy?

    Also, does the reader get to know what her parents' names are?

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    Woah sense of Deja Vu I'm sure I've just answered this on another thread. We don't know her parents names although we do know they're not Monica and Wendell (Their assumed names when she puts them into hiding).

    Hermione's middle name is Jean (it was Jane in the earlier books but JK changed it when she gave Dolores the middle name ane) so you could speculate that she's named after her mother like a lot of the Potter characters.

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    I have some ponderings, some about Hermione, but more about her parents after she Obliviated them.

    What do you think it would have actually taken to bring her parents out of that kind of state. I almost think it would be a process that might have taken years (look at Lockhart and all the people he hexed). She might have even taken some time to research the curse itself so she would have a better idea of how to go about it. That our Hermione, choosing books over food, after all.

    And I actually have seen a few stories where her mother's name is Jean. I can she her parents as being John and Jean Granger with J & J. Granger Dental Practises. The two names together have a nice ring to it, don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliveOil_Med
    I have some ponderings, some about Hermione, but more about her parents after she Obliviated them.

    What do you think it would have actually taken to bring her parents out of that kind of state. I almost think it would be a process that might have taken years (look at Lockhart and all the people he hexed). She might have even taken some time to research the curse itself so she would have a better idea of how to go about it. That our Hermione, choosing books over food, after all.

    And I actually have seen a few stories where her mother's name is Jean. I can she her parents as being John and Jean Granger with J & J. Granger Dental Practises. The two names together have a nice ring to it, don't you think?
    I have a feeling she would've researched the spell extensively before Obliviating them; I don't think she would've if it hadn't been reasonably easy to undo.

    I always just assumed her mother's name was Jane/Jean. I like the J & J idea a lot. Hmmm . . . ideas, ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliveOil_Med
    What do you think it would have actually taken to bring her parents out of that kind of state. I almost think it would be a process that might have taken years (look at Lockhart and all the people he hexed). She might have even taken some time to research the curse itself so she would have a better idea of how to go about it. That our Hermione, choosing books over food, after all.
    I always figured that there are stronger and weaker memory-altering states. Not in the meaning of "small altering" or "huge altering" (like "you had pie today instead of salad" vs "you don't have a daughter"), but rather referring to how hard they are to break/undo.

    Lockhart for example had to be sure that the witches and wizards whose minds he altered wouldn't be reminded of their deeds when seeing the book cover or when someone in the village asked them what the young man wanted of them, or why it isn't their portrait on the book.
    Barty Crouch had to be _very_ sure that Bertha Jorkins didn't blab out what she saw at the manor, and what with her being such a gossip, this definitely was one of the stronger spells, even if it probably just involved cutting out a couple of minutes (at the most).
    The state Lockhart is in is most certainly the broken wand's fault.

    Now anyway, back to the topic ^^
    I suppose Hermione used a medium-weak charm on her parents. They aren't wizards, so maybe their minds are easier to mess with as it is, but also - who'd track down some muggles in a different continent who appear completely unrelated to the wizarding world? So noone would actually try to break the charm, therefore it wouldn't have to be too powerful and lateron easier to undo for Hermione.

    I think the safety in her plan wasn't the Obliviate-charm, because Voldemort could break the most powerful ones (see Bertha), but it was sending them away and changing their names, which they wouldn't have done if Hermione had just told them to (and if, it wouldn't have been as convincing).

    Now _really_ getting back to topic - I think she has researched it and made sure she can undo the curse within minutes to days, because although Hermione doesn't talk a lot about her parents, you get the feeling that she loves them a lot and would want to be back with them as soon as the war is over.
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    What aspects of pregnancy do you think Hermione would be most vulnerable to? I can see her as having a real problem with hormones and mood swings (poor Ron), but what other problems do you think would be most likely to plague Hermione?

    What do you think she would complain about most during her pregnancies?

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    Well, I'm writing a Hermione - Draco story, but while I feel Draco is his drawling, arrogant self, I struggle a bit with poor Hermione.

    The story is one of those where they are forced to stay at the same place, and can't avoid each other, and inevitably find out they find each other attractive. Now, I can believe Draco's motives. But Hermione seems a bit OOC here.

    Ok - so she's attracted to him. She's lonely, and he's not very leering. But what on earth would make Hermione actually act on her instincts? She is, after all, a person who likes to carefully plan everything. In this story, I need her to be impulsive. Yes, she occasionally is in the books (like punching said Draco in the face.) But I still struggle with the plan- everything part.

    Any idea would be welcome

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