An unfortunate hero who swallows golden balls, is prone to getting chronic head pains, and must not tell lies. Commonly referred to as the "Boy Who Lived", for he survived the killing curse. Nemesis of Lord Voldemort, and raised in a abusive muggle family until he was 11. A great book series written by J.K. Rowling, containing 7 novels.
Hermione: You should tell Dumbledore about those head pains

Harry Potter: Nah, I get them all the time.
by WordNerd007 July 02, 2010
the single best fiction character in the entire world.
Girl 1: Do you know who the single best fiction character in the world is?

Girl 2: It's obviously Harry Potter, who I fully intend on marrying.
by harry is clearly amazing May 08, 2009
1.PURE LOVE <3
2. if there is one boy in the world that you would want to fall in love with, that'd be Harry Potter.
3. Great books, Terrible movies (so far).
loser- "Harry Potter is soooo gay."
me- "dude, is that maskara on ur eyelashes?"
by Neusha February 24, 2009
The best book ever written in the history of the world. If you don't like it, you have serious problems. And you should be killed. "Or worse, expelled".
A book that contained me to my room for 2 solid weeks.
*3am*
Mum: "GO TO SLEEP!"
I: "I'm reading Harry Potter, I can't."
Mum: "Oh ok then."
*Mum goes to bed and reads Harry Potter*
by talea and lisa2727hp January 27, 2009
A seven part series of hugely successful British novels written by Joanne Rowling. (More popularly known as J.K. Rowling) While each successive books release has received high critical praise the series still maintains popular criticism from a subsect of fantasy readers. This subsect criticizes the popularity of the series as having stolen premises and plots from other, older fantasy series. Most claims of plagiarism in Harry Potter are generally groundless and unjustified, as many successful plot elements have been reused for thousands of years or more.

Part One: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (UK)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (US)
Part Two: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Part Three: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Part Four: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Part Five: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Part Six: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Part Seven: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The series basic plot involves following a child who grew up parentless at the hands of his aunt and uncle into a world of literal magic and wonder that allows him to escape from the torture he faces at the hands of his cruel relatives. The mythology of Harry Potter follows the same basic story outline that many other contemporary and past examples of successful writing follow. The Heroes Journey is the basic outline for the Entire Harry Potter Series, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, (the original trilogy and episodes I, II, and III are each their own 'Heroes Journey') and King Arthur, among others.
The Heroes Journey begins with your not-so-likely hero (whether it is an orphan, a hobbit, a squire, or a moisture farmer from a desert planet in the outer rim of the galaxy) who is elevated to a higher status when some new, fantastic element is given to them. The fantastic element varies depending on the main premises of each story, but it is generally ability or some kind of 'magic' item. (A 'magic sword' is a metaphor for great change in both King Arthur and Star Wars) After the hero enters the world that is unknown to most normal people, a central challenge or villain emerges. While there may be small deviations that prove as challenges along the way to the goal, the main quest remains at the finish line of the Heroes Journey. A perfect example of a miniature Heroes Journey can be found in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.' Harry competes in a magical tournament in which he must go through three different trials that each prove his worth as a wizard. Inevitably, at the end of the third trial (the final steps of the Heroes Journey) he is faced with the villain throughout the entire showdown. Harry is unable to defeat the villain at this point but does manage to (barely) escape and return to safety. This is where the fourth book's miniature example of a Heroes Journey ends, as an actual Heroes Journey cannot end in the hero merely escaping from the villain, as the evil still exists in the world. Along the way, the Hero meets a mentor who teaches them all about the new magic that they recently acquired, and usually gives them subtle insight on the world and more importantly, how to defeat the villain. Then, sadly, the mentor (the word comes from the name of the helpful servant of Odysseus in the Odyssey, -arguably the worlds first heroes journey) has to die to give the hero the chance to understand that they have indeed learned from the mentor, and the hero is then free to complete the task of defeating the villain -or dying heroically in the process.

The series has also been reiterated in film versions of the books. The films have recieved mixed reviews and arguably poor quality contrary to the universally critically high reviews of the books.
Harry Potter is arguably the worlds most popular series of books
by Mashimoto July 02, 2007
1. A well-written series of books by author J.K. Rowling which are, in fact, quite easy to become obsessively absorbed in.
2. A young wizard with obviously round glasses and a lightning bolt shaped scar on his forehead, put there by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named on his first birthday. Also has unruly black hair and green eyes.
3. See brilliance.
1. "I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the 15th time!"

2. "Stop impersonating Harry Potter, Vicky."
by Erin Marie June 12, 2007
A pretty much awesome series of books by J.K. Rowling. The 6th book is the best one out, where you find out what Horcruxes are. If you don't know what Horcruxes are, YOU ARE A FUCKIN BITCH! LOL just kidding, but either read the goddamn books or wait 3 years for the movie to come out. The 6 books are:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the 7th highest grossing movie of all time. Not suprisingly, all 4 Harry Potter movies so far are in the top 20. Here is the list:

1. Titanic (1997) $1,835,300,000
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $1,129,219,252
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $968,657,891
4. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) $922,379,000
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) $921,600,000
6. Jurassic Park (1993) $919,700,000
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) $892,194,397
8. Shrek 2 (2004) $880,871,036
9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) $866,300,000
10. Finding Nemo (2003) $865,000,000
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) $860,700,000
12. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) $848,462,555
13. Independence Day (1996) $811,200,000
14. Spider-Man (2002) $806,700,000
15. Star Wars (1977) $797,900,000
16. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) $789,458,727
17. Spider-Man 2 (2004) $783,577,893
18. The Lion King (1994) $783,400,000
19. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $756,700,000
20. The Da Vinci Code (2006) $740,874,848
by George Woodard July 27, 2006

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