The Harry Potter franchise tells the story of a young wizard called Harry Potter and his friends who go to a wizarding school called Hogwarts, who must battle an evil wizard called Voldemort. The books by J.K. Rowling were published from 1997-2007 and the movies were released between 2001 to 2011. It spurned spinoffs and theme parks and many conventions.
There are only a few Harry Potter references in early seasons of Supernatural. It is not until 7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo, when Sam is trying to encourage Charlie that we find out Sam is very familiar with the stories. Dean has at least enough knowledge to call Sam "Dumble-dork" - a reference to Hogwarts Principal, Albus Dumbledore and in 15.04 Atomic Monsters, he refers to an owl skull saying "RIP Hedwig".
- 1 4.17 It's a Terrible Life
- 2 6.12 Like A Virgin
- 3 7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo
- 4 8.11 LARP and the Real Girl
- 5 9.11 First Born
- 6 9.18 Meta Fiction
- 7 10.05 Fan Fiction
- 8 11.12 Don't You Forget About Me
- 9 11.21 All in the Family
- 10 12.05 The One You've Been Waiting For
- 11 12.16 Ladies Drink Free
- 12 15.03 The Rupture
- 13 Harry Potter in Fandom
- On her desk at Roman Enterprises, Charlie Bradbury has two Harry Potter and a Dumbledore figurine, as well as Hermione.
- When she thinks she has first cracked Frank's password Charlie says "That was hardly the Chamber of Secrets". The Chamber of Secrets was created under the Dungeons of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during medieval times
Charlie destroying the spellbook by stabbing it is a reference to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, in which Harry Potter destroys Tom Riddle's diary in a similar manner using a basilisk's fang. Harry Potter is one of Charlie's favorite series.
Harry Potter in Fandom
The Harry Potter fandom was huge when Supernatural started, and Supernatural fandom (and many others) has been influenced in many ways by its sub-culture. One example is the Big Bang style challenge, which originated as an invitation fanwork challenge based around the pairing of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, but has come to refer to any challenge featuring long form fanfic paired with fan art.
- How Harry Potter shaped Internet fandom
- April Fools 2018 saw Misha tweeting an article that said he had been cast in possibly multiple roles in a reboot of the Harry Potter series.
- At Salute to Supernatural Denver 2015, Osric Chau cosplayed as Harry Potter.
- Winchesterwarts a Harry potter/Supernatural crossover fanfic community
- Potter/Supernatural crossover fics on FF,net
- The Battle Within: Why Dean Winchester Is A Horcrux and Why in Order to Win, A Part of Him Has to Die by dustydreamsanddirtyscars
- Harry Potter and Supernatural memes
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