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WBWL fic without the WBWL being a dick

WBWL fic without the WBWL being a dick

novorek

Genius Fratris has this. James survives and raises Harry and his younger brother (the assumed Boy who Lived). Harry has a good relationship with both of them. linkao3(20144149)


Imborednow

I just read through what's there. It's excellent, especially with a great portrayal of selective mutism.


Kingslayer629736

Thx


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[***Genius Fratris***](https://archiveofourown.org/works/20144149) by [*CheckAlexa*](https://www.archiveofourown.org/users/CheckAlexa/pseuds/CheckAlexa) > Only two people know what happened the night John Potter became the Boy\-Who\-Lived: Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter\. And neither of them are talking\. ^*Site*: ^Archive ^of ^Our ^Own ^**|** ^*Fandom*: ^Harry ^Potter ^- ^J. ^K. ^Rowling ^**|** ^*Published*: ^2019-08-12 ^**|** ^*Updated*: ^2021-04-18 ^**|** ^*Words*: ^58701 ^**|** ^*Chapters*: ^10/? ^**|** ^*Comments*: ^112 ^**|** ^*Kudos*: ^670 ^**|** ^*Bookmarks*: ^202 ^**|** ^*Hits*: ^14520 ^**|** ^*ID*: ^20144149 ^**|** ^*Download*: ^[EPUB](https://archiveofourown.org/downloads/20144149/Genius%20Fratris.epub?updated_at=1620456824) ^or ^[MOBI](https://archiveofourown.org/downloads/20144149/Genius%20Fratris.mobi?updated_at=1620456824) --- **FanfictionBot**^(2.0.0-beta) | [Usage](https://github.com/FanfictionBot/reddit-ffn-bot/wiki/Usage) | [Contact](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=tusing) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffnbot!ignore


fitzchivalrie

This is so lovely! Thank you for the recommendation - a new favorite for me


[deleted]

Most WBWL stories are Harry's sibling is a stuck up prat and The elder potters are fame hungry child abandoning idiots without brains. This is so wrong....Lily Evans Potter, who put herself between her child and a killing curse, would never abandon one child for fame, James Potter, best friend of the disgrace of black family and a werewolf and one of the inventors of legendary Marauders Map, would never hold fame above his family.....and I just scroll upwards whenever I see this kind of fic. Edit:- I found a good fic regarding the topic... https://m.fanfiction.net/s/12881263/1/Unspeakable-Potter


wille179

This gives me an idea for a short story (not a one-shot, but definitely less than 30k words). Basically, start with the most cliche WBWL story you could imagine, but then very quickly reveal that the potters are being Mind-controlled/manipulated into being like that, which ends up revealing a whole chain of people controlling other people into being bastards in the most convoluted, absurd, recursive plan possible (i.e. pure crack).


[deleted]

Amazing! Pls can you share the link if you decide to write this?


darwinooc

I had a passing idea for this sorta thing the other day. Take the basic Harry is the twin who lived, but mistaken for a squib and sent to the Dursley's. The difference is its in a world where Petunia and Lily had long since made up and remained really close. For bonus points maybe Petunia actually being a squib results in Dudley being a wizard as well leading the two twins and their cousin being close friends as well.


NevileTheSnakeslayer

Does it count if the WBWL grows out of his initial jerkish behavior? If so, linkffn(Prince of Slytherin) might fit the bill. Fair warning, it SEEMS like it is bashing the Potters initially, but you gradually find out that they are flawed but decent people who are trying to rectify their mistakes and had understandable (if not ENTIRELY justifiable) reasons for doing the things that they did. Dumbledore isn't even bashed at all in this one for the record.


Kingslayer629736

I am not a fan of this fic but thx anyways


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[***Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin***](https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11191235/1/) by [*The Sinister Man*](https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4788805/The-Sinister-Man) > Harry Potter was Sorted into Slytherin after a crappy childhood\. His brother Jim is believed to be the BWL\. Think you know this story? Think again\. Year Four starts on 9/1/20\. NO romantic pairings prior to Fourth Year\. Basically good Dumbledore and Weasleys\. Limited bashing \(mainly of James\)\. ^*Site*: ^fanfiction.net ^**|** ^*Category*: ^Harry ^Potter ^**|** ^*Rated*: ^Fiction ^T ^**|** ^*Chapters*: ^151 ^**|** ^*Words*: ^1,255,397 ^**|** ^*Reviews*: ^17,097 ^**|** ^*Favs*: ^16,162 ^**|** ^*Follows*: ^17,893 ^**|** ^*Updated*: ^May ^24 ^**|** ^*Published*: ^Apr ^17, ^2015 ^**|** ^*id*: ^11191235 ^**|** ^*Language*: ^English ^**|** ^*Genre*: ^Adventure/Mystery ^**|** ^*Characters*: ^Harry ^P., ^Hermione ^G., ^Neville ^L., ^Theodore ^N. ^**|** ^*Download*: ^[EPUB](http://www.ff2ebook.com/old/ffn-bot/index.php?id=11191235&source=ff&filetype=epub) ^or ^[MOBI](http://www.ff2ebook.com/old/ffn-bot/index.php?id=11191235&source=ff&filetype=mobi) --- **FanfictionBot**^(2.0.0-beta) | [Usage](https://github.com/FanfictionBot/reddit-ffn-bot/wiki/Usage) | [Contact](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=tusing) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffnbot!ignore


_UmbraDominus

Its obscene that this fic is 1.2 million words and last I heard just hit 4th year


NevileTheSnakeslayer

There are plenty of far worse fics out there that are far longer. I think Fate is currently at three million and hasn't finished third year yet.


_UmbraDominus

true I stopped reading Fate before second year it was boring as hell imo


xshadowfax

Linkao3(Harry Potter And The Firestarter) has the WBWL being like Canon!Harry and Harry being like TMR. Dead Potters, No bashing, cordial sibling relations.


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[***Harry Potter and the Firestarter***](https://archiveofourown.org/works/23548654) by [*ReverseRaven*](https://www.archiveofourown.org/users/ReverseRaven/pseuds/ReverseRaven) > Harry Potter's life had been hell\. He'd spent ten agonizing years slaving away for his only living relatives, only managing to escape through the surprising hospitality of a strange book store owner\. On his eleventh birthday, he discovers things about himself he'd thought were only fantasies, but the greatest revelation was that he had a younger sister who'd somehow saved the world\.Inspired by Sarcasm and Slytherin\. ^*Site*: ^Archive ^of ^Our ^Own ^**|** ^*Fandom*: ^Harry ^Potter ^- ^J. ^K. ^Rowling ^**|** ^*Published*: ^2020-04-08 ^**|** ^*Completed*: ^2020-04-25 ^**|** ^*Words*: ^53987 ^**|** ^*Chapters*: ^21/21 ^**|** ^*Comments*: ^160 ^**|** ^*Kudos*: ^829 ^**|** ^*Bookmarks*: ^132 ^**|** ^*Hits*: ^20153 ^**|** ^*ID*: ^23548654 ^**|** ^*Download*: ^[EPUB](https://archiveofourown.org/downloads/23548654/Harry%20Potter%20and%20the.epub?updated_at=1592985027) ^or ^[MOBI](https://archiveofourown.org/downloads/23548654/Harry%20Potter%20and%20the.mobi?updated_at=1592985027) --- **FanfictionBot**^(2.0.0-beta) | [Usage](https://github.com/FanfictionBot/reddit-ffn-bot/wiki/Usage) | [Contact](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=tusing) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffnbot!ignore


davidwelch158

linkao3(https://archiveofourown.org/works/19421077/chapters/46218262) Petunia raises Harry by herself and is a loving mother.


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[***Harriet Evans and the Famous Cousin***](https://archiveofourown.org/works/19421077) by [*Chelonie*](https://www.archiveofourown.org/users/Chelonie/pseuds/Chelonie) > When Voldemort attacked Godric Hollow, James Potter died defending his twin girls while Lily was away\. Charlotte Potter was proclaimed the Girl\-Who\-Lived who destroyed Voldemort, while her twin Harriet was left a squib and sent to be adopted by her aunt Petunia Evans\.Ten years later, Hogwarts letters are on the way, and Petunia's greatest fear is that her daughter might turn out to be a witch after all\. ^*Site*: ^Archive ^of ^Our ^Own ^**|** ^*Fandom*: ^Harry ^Potter ^- ^J. ^K. ^Rowling ^**|** ^*Published*: ^2019-06-30 ^**|** ^*Updated*: ^2019-11-11 ^**|** ^*Words*: ^19011 ^**|** ^*Chapters*: ^11/? ^**|** ^*Comments*: ^248 ^**|** ^*Kudos*: ^619 ^**|** ^*Bookmarks*: ^164 ^**|** ^*Hits*: ^10145 ^**|** ^*ID*: ^19421077 ^**|** ^*Download*: ^[EPUB](https://archiveofourown.org/downloads/19421077/Harriet%20Evans%20and%20the.epub?updated_at=1573493139) ^or ^[MOBI](https://archiveofourown.org/downloads/19421077/Harriet%20Evans%20and%20the.mobi?updated_at=1573493139) --- **FanfictionBot**^(2.0.0-beta) | [Usage](https://github.com/FanfictionBot/reddit-ffn-bot/wiki/Usage) | [Contact](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=tusing) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffnbot!ignore


_UmbraDominus

OP said no fem!harry


YellowGetRekt

Is this on ffn as well?


davidwelch158

No, I don't think so.


HeirGaunt

linkffn(Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived) One of the best WBWL fanfics out there. It's a crying shame that the fic is abandoned however. Author went off to law school and never returned.


Kingslayer629736

Thx I already read a while back


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[***Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived***](https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5353809/1/) by [*The Santi*](https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1239654/The-Santi) > Harry Potter loves, and is loved by, his parents, his godfather, and his brother\. He isn’t mistreated, abused, or neglected\. So why is he a Dark Wizard? NonBWL\!Harry\. Not your typical Harry’s brother is the Boy Who Lived story\. ^*Site*: ^fanfiction.net ^**|** ^*Category*: ^Harry ^Potter ^**|** ^*Rated*: ^Fiction ^M ^**|** ^*Chapters*: ^12 ^**|** ^*Words*: ^147,796 ^**|** ^*Reviews*: ^4,731 ^**|** ^*Favs*: ^12,940 ^**|** ^*Follows*: ^12,939 ^**|** ^*Updated*: ^Jan ^4, ^2015 ^**|** ^*Published*: ^Sep ^4, ^2009 ^**|** ^*id*: ^5353809 ^**|** ^*Language*: ^English ^**|** ^*Genre*: ^Adventure ^**|** ^*Characters*: ^Harry ^P. ^**|** ^*Download*: ^[EPUB](http://www.ff2ebook.com/old/ffn-bot/index.php?id=5353809&source=ff&filetype=epub) ^or ^[MOBI](http://www.ff2ebook.com/old/ffn-bot/index.php?id=5353809&source=ff&filetype=mobi) --- **FanfictionBot**^(2.0.0-beta) | [Usage](https://github.com/FanfictionBot/reddit-ffn-bot/wiki/Usage) | [Contact](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=tusing) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffnbot!ignore


[deleted]

I know right? Been watching the new Superman show and the brothers have an awesome relationship. They fight and hurt each other, but even then, they make up by episode's end, and are still there for each other when it's a life and death situation! I want something like that with Harry and his sibling. They can fight sure, but when it comes down to it they're there for each other and still care when it's a literal serious emergency. Need more realistic sibling relationships instead of demonizing the WBWL and propping up the other with stupid bashing bullshit.


insectegg

What’s the new Superman show?


[deleted]

It's called Superman and Lois. xD


Thor496

Which show???


[deleted]

It's called Superman and Lois. xD


Thor496

So who are the brothers? Is it Superman coz I never knew he had a brother..?


[deleted]

Yeah no they're supes kids. He has two.


Thor496

Oh...thanks 4 telling.


TheHeadlessScholar

I wouldn't bother if you were thinking of watching it, it's a very milquetoast show with no twists imaginable, except the parts were they shit on supermans lore. If you like superman you'll dislike it, if you don't you'll just be bored by the incredibly predictable "surprises".


Thor496

Lol... thanks to you too buddy.


FireflyArc

I hope there is more then one. It's so fascinating to see how the wrong one gets glory. Which I guess it's to contrast later when they fall from grace they won't be people we feel bad for. Very ooc I agree.


yikes_riv

okay, i’m probably being dumb, but what does WBWL stand for?


J0YFUL5

Wrong boy who lived


yikes_riv

thank you :) my brain isn’t functioning at this hour (or any hour, to be honest)


woohooforyoohoo

Linkffn(The Other Boy Who Lived) This one is my fav.


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[***The Other Boy Who Lived***](https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4985330/1/) by [*Kwan Li*](https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1023780/Kwan-Li) > AU\. On that night, Neville Longbottom was the child that You\-Know\-Who marked as his equal\. Surprisingly, Longbottom lived through He\-Who\-Must\-Not\-Be\-Named's Killing curse\. Fourteen years later, the Boy\-Who\-Lived and Harry confront their destinies\. ^*Site*: ^fanfiction.net ^**|** ^*Category*: ^Harry ^Potter ^**|** ^*Rated*: ^Fiction ^M ^**|** ^*Chapters*: ^43 ^**|** ^*Words*: ^251,803 ^**|** ^*Reviews*: ^1,126 ^**|** ^*Favs*: ^1,592 ^**|** ^*Follows*: ^1,021 ^**|** ^*Updated*: ^Jun ^1, ^2012 ^**|** ^*Published*: ^Apr ^11, ^2009 ^**|** ^*Status*: ^Complete ^**|** ^*id*: ^4985330 ^**|** ^*Language*: ^English ^**|** ^*Genre*: ^Adventure/Suspense ^**|** ^*Characters*: ^Harry ^P., ^Hermione ^G., ^Draco ^M., ^Neville ^L. ^**|** ^*Download*: ^[EPUB](http://www.ff2ebook.com/old/ffn-bot/index.php?id=4985330&source=ff&filetype=epub) ^or ^[MOBI](http://www.ff2ebook.com/old/ffn-bot/index.php?id=4985330&source=ff&filetype=mobi) --- **FanfictionBot**^(2.0.0-beta) | [Usage](https://github.com/FanfictionBot/reddit-ffn-bot/wiki/Usage) | [Contact](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=tusing) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffnbot!ignore


Kingslayer629736

Thx I will check it out


After_Poetry9027

idk how the both works so im just gonna link it https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10537039/1/The-Rise-of-Potter-Blackhttps://m.fanfiction.net/s/10537039/1/The-Rise-of-Potter-Black this fic is probably abandoned, but its still worth reading in my opinion


francoisschubert

not much in it but **Subversion** has one of the best premises of any WBWL. linkffn(subversion by myricle)


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[***Subversion***](https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12957404/1/) by [*Myricle*](https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4812200/Myricle) > When Voldemort was vanquished, Harry inherited the Dark Lord's prodigious mental abilities but hides them for fear of attracting unwanted attention\. His twin brother Jim inherited Voldemort's magical power and was hailed as the Boy Who Lived\. Sound familiar? Check the title\. Starts in Year 4\. AU\. ^*Site*: ^fanfiction.net ^**|** ^*Category*: ^Harry ^Potter ^**|** ^*Rated*: ^Fiction ^T ^**|** ^*Chapters*: ^7 ^**|** ^*Words*: ^76,160 ^**|** ^*Reviews*: ^157 ^**|** ^*Favs*: ^601 ^**|** ^*Follows*: ^776 ^**|** ^*Updated*: ^Jun ^18, ^2019 ^**|** ^*Published*: ^Jun ^3, ^2018 ^**|** ^*id*: ^12957404 ^**|** ^*Language*: ^English ^**|** ^*Characters*: ^Harry ^P., ^Draco ^M., ^Theodore ^N., ^Daphne ^G. ^**|** ^*Download*: ^[EPUB](http://www.ff2ebook.com/old/ffn-bot/index.php?id=12957404&source=ff&filetype=epub) ^or ^[MOBI](http://www.ff2ebook.com/old/ffn-bot/index.php?id=12957404&source=ff&filetype=mobi) --- **FanfictionBot**^(2.0.0-beta) | [Usage](https://github.com/FanfictionBot/reddit-ffn-bot/wiki/Usage) | [Contact](https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=tusing) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ffnbot!ignore


absa1901

Lex Talionis by Wandknight


Asmodeus_Stahl

There are two that come to mind for me. linkffn(Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin by TheSinisterMan) linkffn(Harry Potter and the Ashes of Chaos by ACI100)