476The Good Master » by PeacefulCompassion Harry didn't have the authority of the Ministry. He didn't have the reputation of the Dark Lord. He didn't have the influence of Lucius Malfoy. At heart, he was a simple tailor. "But anyone who had heard of Harry Potter knew that he was more than just a simple tailor. He was a good master." Abused, wise-beyond-years Harry.
Harry Potter, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, chapters: 43, words: 169k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 9/26 published: 8/9/2012, Harry P.
175Return To Life » by potter8668 Someone asked me to try my hand at doing a story about one of Harry's parents either remaining alive or in a coma or something. This is my result. James Potter returns to life thanks to his wife Lily but not when he was supposed to. Instead it was a few years later, only to find that nothing was correct. It was now time to live up to his heritage. Dumbledore bashing.
Harry Potter, T, English, Mystery & Family, chapters: 9, words: 11k+, favs: 339, follows: 551, updated: 9/24 published: 1/20, Harry P., Hermione G., James P., Neville L.
56Prongs-igal Return » by darkbluedark Remus realizes over the course of a weekend that: Harry's Patronus is quite literally Prongs, Peter is alive, Sirius is innocent, Harry needs to be re-homed, and Remus really has his work cut out for him. Featuring: a devious matchmaking house elf, a ton of magical law and bureaucracy, an accidental marriage, a shockingly easy horcrux hunt, and a wolfstar slow burn.
Harry Potter, T, English, Drama & Family, chapters: 12, words: 54k+, favs: 105, follows: 160, updated: 9/24 published: 9/16/2022, Sirius B., Remus L., Severus S., Minerva M.
648Harry Potter and the Time of Retirement » by 0rigami When someone is unsatisfied of his present, time travel may be attractive. But would an old Harry really be interested in reliving his school years with all those annoying school kids, classes and dark lords? Probably not - but sometimes you don't have a choice. No Slash - no clichès (beside time travel itself) - maybe no romance at all.
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure, chapters: 60, words: 210k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 9/23 published: 3/18/2015, Harry P.
150Life After Death » by birdwoman95 The summer before Harry's third year, the Dursleys are not so forgiving about what happened with the cake drop. Vernon was punished at work for that, and he's a big believer in paying bad fortune forward. This is the fallout. Rated T for slightly above canon-level child abuse and character death. Slow burn; pairing mostly implied. No beta. *WIP*
Harry Potter, T, English, chapters: 4, words: 32k+, favs: 296, follows: 530, updated: 9/23 published: 8/26, [Harry P., Hermione G.]
535Lucius Malfoy, Would-Be Murderer » by TomHRichardson AU. Soon after Cornelius Fudge becomes Minister in April 1990, Lucius Malfoy tracks down Harry Potter to the wizard boy's house on Privet Drive in Little Whinging. Lucius's plot? To Killing-Curse three Muggles and the nine-year-old Boy Who Lived. Lucius's evil scheme is three-quarters successful. Dumbledore bashing, pre-Hogwarts Harmony.
Harry Potter, K, English, Family & Drama, chapters: 10, words: 41k+, favs: 866, follows: 1k+, updated: 9/21 published: 8/7, [Harry P., Hermione G.] Sirius B., Andromeda T.
1k+Changing the Balance of Power » by old-crow The day after killing the snake, Harry returns to the Chamber of Secrets and finds something. Later, Harry sits in as Emma and Andromeda discuss how the wizarding world could be made better. He takes it as a lifelong challenge.
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure & Mystery, chapters: 23, words: 149k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 9/21 published: 4/17, Harry P., Hermione G., OC, Dobby
793Lord Black's resurgence, redemption and revenge » by JustHarrySirius Sequel to "What do blood, bruises, burns, belts and bites have in common?" Sirius Black is freed with help from the Goblins and his favorite godson, Harry Potter. What happens when Harry's abuse will come to light from the Dursleys and an unknown woman? Is Harry really a Serpentine Prince? AU with elements of PoA. Independent!Sirius, Manipulative!Dumbledore and Powerful!Harry.
Harry Potter, M, English, Family & Adventure, chapters: 62, words: 162k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 9/20 published: 8/2/2017, Harry P., Hermione G., Sirius B.
279Dreams of Home » by OrionB15 Having lost the war at the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry is sent back in time to 1976 to avenge his friends and family. With the help of members of the Potter and Black family he will attempt to combat the Dark Lord on a new time line, and get a chance to live a life he was deprived of in the future, but how far will he go to protect the ones he holds most dear? HarryXOC. Slytherin.
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 20, words: 88k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 9/19 published: 1/1, [Harry P., OC] Charlus P., Dorea Black/Potter
312 The Near-Sighted Basilisk » by Fairywm Meet Isobel: the near-sighted basilisk. After spending a thousand years alone in the darkness, she's is extremely near-sighted. Everyone hears mysterious bangs and crashing sounds beginning his second year, but only Harry can understand the parselmouth profanity he hears following each one. Crackish. Rated for language only.
Harry Potter, M, English, Humor, chapters: 6, words: 33k+, favs: 741, follows: 583, updated: 9/14 published: 9/9, Harry P., Sirius B., Basilisk
979Seasons of Change » by MPRose An attempt to go against a popular trope. What if, instead of becoming dark/grey and gaining more power that way, Harry had been a little more considerate? Begins with a small change in first year, and sticks close to the original, but sometimes small changes can add up to change the world.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Friendship, chapters: 60, words: 349k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 9/12 published: 12/29/2013, Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G.
10k+ Harry Potter, Squatter » by Enterprise1701-d Based on a challenge by Gabriel Herrol. A young Harry Potter is abandoned in new York by the Dursleys. He finds his way onto Olympus and starts squatting in an abandoned temple...
Harry Potter & Percy Jackson and the Olympians, T, English, Adventure, chapters: 72, words: 640k+, favs: 20k+, follows: 22k+, updated: 9/11 published: 5/1/2019, Harry P., Hestia
100Hope is Fleeting » by Ducky1776 As Harry watches Sirius fly off on the back of Buckbeak, his last hope for a "normal" life flies away too. Overcome by the thoughts of what will happen if he returns to the Dursleys, Harry makes a final decision. WARNING: This story contains thoughts and discussions about suicide. More warnings inside.
Harry Potter, T, English, Tragedy, chapters: 21, words: 31k+, favs: 232, follows: 377, updated: 9/9 published: 7/20/2022, Harry P., Hermione G., Sirius B., Albus D.
292 Spiders Make Good Friends » by Fairywm Harry made friends with the spiders in his cupboard as a child. This led to him making friends with some really cool people on the train. And on his way to becoming a Magizoologist.
Harry Potter, T, English, Friendship & Adventure, chapters: 8, words: 58k+, favs: 707, follows: 640, updated: 9/7 published: 8/27, Harry P., George W., Lee J., Fred W.
34Avalon » by potter8668 Harry embarks on a quest the brings those who have lived and loved on the mystical island known as Avalon. My reverse birthday gift to all of you. Updating will be slow.
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure & Supernatural, chapters: 3, words: 3k+, favs: 61, follows: 98, updated: 9/6 published: 8/9
3k+The Black Family's PR Nightmare » by elphabalives17 Cassiopeia Black may prefer research to family politics, but she refuses to allow her family name to be ruined after the events of fall 1981. With the help of a routine obsessed house elf, Cassiopeia sets out to spin the Black family's largest PR nightmare in 100 years with a lot of old magic, some luck, and her Squib brother's family... the Grangers.
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 70, words: 228k+, favs: 3k+, follows: 5k+, updated: 9/5 published: 7/15/2020, Harry P., Hermione G., Blaise Z., Cassiopeia B.
4k+Harry Potter and the Artificer Legacy » by Kairomaru Everyone knows the story, the Potters attacked and little Harry left with his relatives. But what happens when the last Potter stumbles upon something left behind? What does someone with no preconceived notions about Magic do when they find out that it's real? Do they follow along just like everyone else? Or do they find their own path? Harry Potter did always like to make things!
Harry Potter, M, English, Fantasy & Romance, chapters: 66, words: 361k+, favs: 13k+, follows: 16k+, updated: 9/4 published: 11/18/2019, [Harry P., N. Tonks, Penelope C., Fleur D.]
210His First Real Friend » by Gandalf's Beard Finally, Harry is off to Hogwarts, happy to get as far away from the Dursleys as possible. The only problem is that he had no idea how to find Platform Nine and Three Quarters. Fortunately, the parents of a bushy haired girl are there to help him find his way...
Harry Potter, T, English, Friendship, chapters: 12, words: 51k+, favs: 796, follows: 1k+, updated: 9/2 published: 6/24/2020, [Harry P., Hermione G.] Ron W., Neville L.
698The Concerned Citizen: Letters To Amelia » by Purebloodgodess Amelia Bones gets a strange letter that prompts her to look into the home life of Harry Potter before his third year. Her involvement will change the course of Harry's life. Somewhat time travel fix-it, helpful goblins and adults, and Harry gains some control over his life.
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 22, words: 54k+, favs: 2k+, follows: 3k+, updated: 9/1 published: 8/31/2021, Harry P., Sirius B., Amelia B., Cornelius F.
82Remus Lupin shows up at King's Cross on 1 September 1991 » by PardotKynes Follows canon in first year and starts to diverge as Remus disabuses Harry of the conditioning that he received from the Dursleys to disregard his own wellbeing, until, in November 1994, Harry, Remus and Sirius move to the USA. After graduation from Ilvermorny and obtaining masteries, Harry and Hermione return to the UK to start a secret school for muggleborns. 1 chapter/year.
Harry Potter, K, English, Fantasy, chapters: 12, words: 84k+, favs: 339, follows: 490, updated: 8/31 published: 4/9/2021, [Harry P., Hermione G.] Remus L.