Has anyone else noticed the numerous Harry Potter references?
1. Cyrus Drake is based off of Severus Snape 2. Falmea and Greyrose are slightly based off of Minerva Mc.Gonagall 3. One of the wizards Merle Ambrose was based off of is Dumbledore 4. The Spiral Cup tournament in Wysteria is a spin off of the Tri-Wizard Tournement 5. The pig students from Pigswick are loosely based on Squibs 6. Belladonna Crisp is based off of Dolores Umbridge 7. Potions are mentioned a lot 8. Some spells are somewhat related to HP spells 9. Morganthe slightly resembles Bellatrix Lestrange 10. Gamma is somewhat like Hedwig 11. Teleport stones are a bit like Portkeys
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Basically all of Avalon lol my favorite world!!! King Artorious - King Artur Gwendolyn - Queen Guinevere Merle Ambrose - Merlin/MerlinusAmbrosius (full name) Morganthe - Morganna/Morgan Le Fay Sword of Kings - Excalibur Ganelon is completely unrelated to Camelot it is a French Night and Lady of the Lake needs a lot of room lol! Lady of the Lake had a lot of names especially Nimue (Lake Nimue in Avalon) Here are most of her names: Nimue, Viviane, Elaine, Niniane, Nivian, Nyneve, and Evienne and finally Avalon was the death place of King Artur where Merlin lies his body in a boat and burns the boat on its way to The Island of Avalon in the country of Wales If you want to go on netflex there is a show that had its final episode back in may called Merlin it is on the Syfy channel!
Our new Minions have some references behind them too!
Sir Lamorak Tinder Hart and Sir Bedevere Lake Ward are named after Knights that are actually part of the Round Table in Celtic Mythology.
Lamorak was a powerful Knight in King Arthur's forcers with a very bad temper (Fun Fact: Minion Sir Lamorak's last name means 'dry, easily flammable male European red deer'. Well, he is on fire and a red deer). Sir Bedevere returned Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake (possibly why his last name is Lake Ward).
Freddo the Ice Fish is named after Freddo, a chocolate bar solded in Australia.
Vassanji Lore Singer is possibly named after M.G. Vassanji, an African novelist and editor known for his novels and short stories, memoirs and a biography. 'Lore Singer.' That makes sense.
I'm not sure about Nerys Barbed Heart, Malduit the Devastor and Mokompo Strom Growler, but I'm sure they have references.
I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so W101 makes life more magical for me. I noticed one huge easter egg that reminds me of my fave character. Cyrus Drake is much like the awesome Professor Severus Snape. Any other fans noticing these things?
" Knowledge is key, my friends. " Katie Duskleaf, Level 46
Just to round up the obvious Harry Potter references that are being repeated:
Cyrus Drake - Severus Snape This is obvious. Both Cyrus and Severus were thought to once be evil (Dueling Diego thought Cyrus was helping Malistare.)
Lydia Greyrose - Mconagall (Sorry for spelling) You know that warm feeling you get when talking to the sweet old woman? Then all of a sudden they turn into an epic fighter?
Malistare - Voldemort Villains who felt betrayed or lost. Want to take over the wizard world.
Ambrose - Dumbledore Like you need an explanation for this one.
Halestrom Balestrom - Professor Flitwick Both are small, cheery with high voices, and overall funny.
School of Death - Dark Magic Usually frowned upon acts, following the villain's practices.
Wizard City Library - Restricted area of Wizard Ministry Ok. Please tell me someone else noticed this. In the Wizard library there are two hallways inaccessible on your right and left. What do these hallways look like to you, with their blue orbs on shelves everywhere? *COUGH* Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix. *COUGH*
Colossus Boulevard - Hogsmead Snowy, cheerful, and lets not forget SNOWY!
One intricate little egg I'd like to put out there. From Avalon they use the name pendragon for the form in which Artorius is stuck by Marganthe. Somone mentioned the King Arthur's last name is pendragon in actuallity most tales speak of Arthur as an illegitimate son of King Uther who was referred to as The Pendragon. so here are the intricaies "Arthur" is "transformed" into the man that attempted to deny the existance of any othe son but Mordred the heir to the throne