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How do you prevent a plot hole when coming up with a hard magic system?

Asked by: Nicole Jones

How can plot holes be prevented?

5 Tips for Fixing Plot Holes

  1. Think things through. Spend time worldbuilding in order to give your story structure and somewhere real to live. …
  2. Research your topic. …
  3. Provide setup. …
  4. Pay off the information you set up. …
  5. Take a break.

How do you cover plot holes?

To fill in your plot holes, work backwards from them. Make sure anything leading directly to your plot issues is eliminated or altered as early in the story as possible. Alternatively, plant some extra detail or context earlier in the story that leads logically up to later events.

How do you make a hard magic system?

If you want to create a hard magic system, you need to create a specific logic that serves as the foundation for the entire system. To build this logic, start by thinking about three things: the effects, sources, and costs of magic. All three should work together to create the magic system.

Are plot holes inevitable?

Over-complicating stories with multiple A plots, B plots, and C plots almost always leads to inevitable plot holes. It’s unnecessary nine times out of ten.

Is deus ex machina a plot hole?

Examples of Plot Holes via the God From the Machine

We define it thusly: “Deus ex machina is when a hopeless situation is suddenly solved by an unexpected occurrence.” If there’s NO explanation for how a hopeless situation is solved by an unexpected occurrence, then we can say there’s a plot hole.

Does Harry Potter have any plot holes?

It’s not easy being an inquisitive Potter maniac, even after comprehensively detailed author interviews, Reddit theories, academic studies, and fan fiction, there are still so many plot holes and errors in the Harry Potter universe which do not add up, even if a fan has read every book cover-to-cover.

What was the light that came out of Sirius Black’s mouth?

A Dementor attempting a kiss on Sirius is witnessed in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in which his soul is being sucked out his mouth in the form of a small, glowing, white dot, but the Dementors are fought off by Harry’s Patronus before they can finish this.

Why didn’t James and Lily have their wands?

It’s not said why exactly Lily didn’t have a wand, just that she didn’t. The Dark Lord thought it was foolish of her to trust they were safe enough to ever not carry a wand, but presumably she felt safe enough, knowing that they were protected by the Fidelius Charm.

How did Sirius get a wand?

He possibly wielded a different wand throughout the First Wizarding War and obtained this one after escaping Azkaban while being a member of the Order of the Phoenix. If it was his original wand, it is unclear how he would have obtained it after his escape from Azkaban.

What does Sirius Black tattoo mean?

(a) The tattoos are used for identification in Azkaban, with a special code/cipher. (b) The tattoos are the Wizarding equivalent of our Chinese tattoos and are bunch of foreign symbols that Sirius got in prison because they looked dope/cool/deep. 37.

How powerful is Sirius’s wand?

Theorizing that his wand was strong since he was known as one of the best wizards in his year. We can assume it’s probably Dragon Heart String since he’s a very capable and strong wizard who probably wouldn’t have the patience for Phoenix Feather.

Sirius Black’s wand
History information
Owner: Sirius Black

What is the core of Hermione’s wand?

dragon heartstring core

Made with unique vine wood and a dragon heartstring core, Hermione’s wand was acquired at Ollivanders shop in Diagon Alley.

Who has a wand with a phoenix feather core?

Professor Silvanus Kettleburn, who taught Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, had a wand that contained a phoenix feather core.

What is Snape’s wand core?

Ebony is a common wood used in wand-making for the films, including Percival Graves’s wand from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It is also one of the few “black” woods, and as Snape’s wand is jet-black, I’m 99% sure it’s ebony.