John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: April 28

Ten intersection points between the Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer universes in crossover fanfictions I've read:

  1. Harry and Draco travel to Sunnydale to study the Slayer as part of their Auror training
  2. Willow is Ginny's twin sister, kidnapped as an infant
  3. Buffy is Harry's sister
  4. Giles is Lily Potter's half-brother
  5. The Monks of the Order of Dagon created Dawn by using Lily Potter's corpse as the vessel for the Key
  6. After her parents are killed, Willow goes to live her her godmother, Petunia Dursley
  7. The dimensional portal Buffy jumped into at the end of "The Gift" transports her to the Potterverse
  8. Buffy is really Hermione in disguise
  9. Willow falls through a magic mirror into the Potterverse
  10. Xander is Voldemort's son

There are some problems with trying to write fics that combine the Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer universes. The timelines fail to synch, for one thing -- the Harry Potter books take place from 1991 through 1998, while Buffy is set in the years 1997 through 2003. It's hard also to ignore that magic operates very differently in the different universes. That is, you'd think it would be hard to ignore. The reality is that the problems are routinely and cheerfully ignored. Which used to bother me a little bit, but I've gotten over it to the point where it didn't occur to me how ludicrous some of these premises were until I had to summarize them for this list. I mean, come on, Buffy is Hermione in disguise? Even by the standards of the genre, that's pretty out there.

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