I accept any stories for this list where Harry is outstandingly powerful - magically speaking. (For fics where he's politically powerful, check out lothy's list Fics where Harry is royalty or nobility.)
Half the superpower!Harry stories have Dumbledore as mentor, the other half seem to have him as manipulative bastard - so I'll use that as primary category for sorting the fics. I'll also try to sort into Light and Dark Harry. (As I don't read Evil!Harry-stories, I have to rely utterly on other people's input for that part.)
- No obviously abandoned or badly written stories, please.
- Nor any WIPs with less than 5 chapters written.
- No crossovers.
- Harry can be both obviously super!power or it can be more subtle, like in canon when he learns the Patronus-charm when he's 13. Things like him learning spells faster, doing them better than others; others having problems with enervating people Harry has stunned, etc.
- His power can be natural, from birth, an inheritance, through a ritual, a gift, etc. (Though not due to "just training". But if he is given special training and excels at it because of the power he has, like in "Summer of Change", that works.)
- Lots of Redo-Harry-stories have a powerful Harry, so I added some of the better ones to this list. (Funnily enough most of them are Grey Harry.) To check out the others, go see my other list Harry travels back in time to his younger self.
When you rec stories for this list, please don't leave just a link. To put them up in this list I particularly need a summary and knowledge of Harry's relationship with Dumbledore. And if Harry is evil, darkish, grey, fully light and working against Voldemort or siding with him. Status (WIP, Complete, Hiatus, Abandoned or One-shot), pairings (if there are any) and Rating would help as well!!! Thanks. :-) And thank you everyone who contributed to this list.
## I absolutely love this fic. It's really outstanding and original.
# Great fic, definitely worth a read.
NR I haven't read the fic, NRC not read completely
new Fic has been added recently.
1) Both Harry and Dumbledore are very much on the side of Light and have a (mostly) positive relationship
In some cases the relationship can be bad for a short time but gets repaired lateron.
2) Harry is on the side of the Light but the relationship with Dumbledore is bad
Dumbledore strongly manipulating Harry - though he can be mostly well-meaning - or Dumbledore actually dark
3) Harry is Grey
Harry isn't completely fluffy and light but definitely not on the side of Voldemort. Nor is he evil. He might kill DEs but would never kill an innocent. Or he might use Dark spells - but usually with the best of intentions.
Unless noted otherwise, Dumbledore is on the side of Light and they have a (mostly) positive relationship.
4) Harry is Dark and Evil
Harry is evil, maybe even on the side of Voldemort, maybe a Dark Lord of his own.
(I have this category because I know that such fics exist; I don't read them, however, so I wouldn't know them. There won't be many fics in that category unless people tell me about them. ;))
1) Both Harry and Dumbledore are very much on the side of Light and have a positive relationship
new The Apple Tree by Philo. ##
Harry/Severus. Hermione/Neville/Draco. Harry returns for his seventh year determined to change the status quo. A long (but completed!) tale of romance, betrayal, initiative and derring do!
Apprentice Potter by draco664.
Harry/F!Blaise/Hermione. The repercussions of Harry's actions in the Department of Mysteries catch up with him. Features Angry!Harry. Really, really angry.
WIP Sequel Journeyman Potter.
Avatar by Katling swordkat Or Here. NR
Harry/Snape. Harry meets an old friend of his parents who makes him an offer he can't refuse. He gains great power, becomes something more than he was and gains some complications to his life. Set post-OotP and pre-HBP but may take some aspects of HBP into account.
WIP. PG-13. (Second link leads to her Yahoo Group - as she updates her Yahoo Group with the newest chapters more often than sites.)
The Awakening of a Magus by the-dreamer4. ##
Post-GoF. Mostly gen. Harry's powers suddenly awaken.
Beastfriend by Katling swordkat.
In the aftermath of the disaster at the Ministry, Hedwig and Fawkes try to find a way for Harry to succeed. Their solution - a sacrifice on the part of the animals of the magical world and a gain for Harry.
WIP. PG. (You need to be a member of her Yahoo Group to read the fic.)
Beyond Boundaries by Rachel A. Prongs.
Harry/Hermione. Harry held a secret his entire life. Being framed for murder in his fifth year, he escapes. Returning, he’s another, and now Voldemort has a surprise for him. Now he must come to terms with his past, present, and future, if he wants to survive.
Boy With A Pearl Cufflink by Raisinous Fiendling. NR
Very AU. Harry/Snape, past Snape/Bill, Bill/Lucius implied. Based on the novel "Girl with a Pearl Earring". Back when Harry was 11, his aunt convinced him that the letters he was getting were from bad people who wanted to kill him. So he wished they never find him and this wish made him unfindable. No one who has the purpose of finding him will do so. Now Harry is 16, and totally oblivious to the magic world. Meanwhile, Lord Voldemort is on the rise. And Severus Snape finds himself practically on Harry's doorstep.
Harry is a White Mage.
The Boy's Life by pir8fancier. NR
Harry/Snape. Post-HBP. Snape as Scheherezade.
Chances by Jeconais. #
Harry/Ginny. Two people decide to take their chance on each other.
Crumbling Pedestal by Shivani grazhir. Or here #
Harry/Snape. When Voldemort tries to force Harry to duel in the graveyard at the conclusion of the Tri-Wizard Tournament, things take an entirely different direction as Fate steps in to meddle: Harry travels to the times of the Founders where he spends twenty something years, Salazar bonds with him as his brother, after which he returns with super powers and a changed name (Heru Slytherin).
Death Eater Takes a Holiday by Lee Lee Potter. #
Harry/Severus. Albus spells a few Order members back to their seventh year age, and sends them to spend time at Hogwarts for a holiday. The Headmaster's intent is for them to learn that Harry is indeed mature for his age, so that he will be accepted as a full member. What will happen when Severus returns from his time as a teen, to find he has spent the better part of the week entwined with a certain Gryffindor? And, how do their lives change afterwards?
Draco Trilogy by Cassandra Claire. NR
When an accident in Potions class turns Harry into Draco and Draco into Harry, each is trapped playing the part of the other. Romance, mistaken identities, Really Cunning Plans, evil bake sales, a love triangle, and snogs galore.
Dumbledore's Army by BobMin. ##
Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Neville/Luna, Remus/Tonks, Snape/OFC. Sixth year. After Harry has two visions of Voldemort attacking Hogsmeade and Hogwarts, he does everything he can to assure that those visions won't ever happen like this. In particular he trains the DA.
Sequel Harry Potter and the Spiritus Crystalus. Seventh year.
(Dumbledore is somewhat manipulative at first but they mend their relationship.)
Flying without a Broom by Ruskbyte. #
Tonks is posing as a Hogwarts student when someone slips something into Harry's drink. With Death Eaters on the prowl and the Boy Who Lived not only missing, but stoned out of his mind and horny to boot, what's a girl to do?
Hiatus. G. Humor.
The Founders' Heir by Renatus. #
After OotP Harry gets attacked by Voldemort at Privet Drive and vanishes, only to reappear several months later. He has spent those months in the time of the Founders, learning new magics and has been given a special duty, to deal with Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Cracked Reservoir by Musings of Apathy. NR
Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione. Can Harry control his vast new well of power before it consumes him?
Harry Potter and the Guardians of Power by teacherbev. #
Starts mid-year during OotP. (Rest of OotP and HBP doesn't happen.) Harry gets kidnapped by Voldemort and thinking "Merlin, save me" with all his power and magic behind it, manages to transport himself and Severus back in time to Merlin and the Founders. Severus as mentor to Harry.
The first couple of chapters aren't too well written and the author went a bit overboard with Harry being the Heir of all four Founders and Merlin, a multiple elemental, a metamorphmagus,... Also Snape is a bit OOC once or twice. But nonetheless the fic is quite outstanding: it has the most original way to deal with captured Deatheaters and the greatest prank ever played on Dumbledore!
Harry Potter and the Heir of the Four Founders by Mione5. NRC
It's Harry's fifth year and things aren't going well at the Dursley's or Hogwarts. New powers, a prophecy and Snape!
Sequel Harry Potter and the Curse of Count Krutormvik.
He's the Heir of all Four Founders and therefore outstandingly powerful.
Harry Potter and the Marcello School by Kjkit.
After another meeting with Voldemort shortly after Sirius' death, Harry accidentally apparates to the Marcello School, a hidden school training students to fight by any means. He learns wandless magic, Animagus-transformation, sword-fighting and how to manipulate the elements.
Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past by S'Tarkan aka Viridian. (Or here) ##
Harry/Ginny. Post-HBP. Aged 30 Harry has won the war but the cost was too high. So he sends his mind back in time to his 11-year old body.
Harry Potter and the Secret Sanctuary by Farfumsane. ##
Harry/Susan, Harry/SallyAnn Perks, Harry/OFC, and (eventually) Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione. Harry and Co’s 6th year is filled with new powers, places, experiences and faces. HighPower!Harry.
Harry Potter and the Sword of the Hero by joe6991. NR
Harry/Ginny. A thousand-year-old oath stands to be fulfilled. The war between Good and Evil has been raging on for a millennium. It has a chance to end, but has the hero of the side of good lost the will to live? Harry Potter returns to the Dursleys care for the summer, but he finds the loss of Sirius hard to bear. He blames himself for his death. Voldemort doesn?t let him rest though, and soon Harry is flung back into his world. The war escalates, and more people die or join Voldemort. The fear of the Dark Lord reaches beyond the wizarding world and into the Muggle one. Both worlds will collide, as Harry will have to make the ultimate choice between what is right and what is easy. For in this war, some things are more important than life or death?
R. Complete. (Harry is the Heir of Gryffindor and outstandingly powerful as such.)
Sequels Harry Potter and the Defiance of the Hero and Harry Potter and the Soul of the Hero.
Harry Potter and the Year of Discovery by dbzdragonlanceman.
Harry/Ginny. Sixth year.
Sequel Harry Potter and the Spirit of Time.
Harry Potter and the Veil of Mystery by Semprini. #
Harry/Ginny, Hermione/Neville, Ron/Pansy. Sixth year. After Harry's success with the DA Dumbledore makes him the DADA-teacher during his sixth year.
Sequels Harry Potter and the Ring of Reduction Seventh year. Phoenix Intuition. (This takes place five years later and I didn't like it.)
If You Are Prepared by Cybele cybele_san. NR
Harry/Snape. Dumbledore has a plan to keep Severus and the boy safe.
Order of the Phoenix by Ruskbyte.
Harry/Ginny. Harry returns to Hogwarts following the rebirth of Voldemort at the end of the Triwizard Tournament, having been inducted into the mysterious Order of the Phoenix during the summer. Which is kind of strange, especially since the only living member in the Order is Harry!
Sequel Well of Shadows.
Parallels by Bobmin. #
Harry/Hermione. Harry has won the war and lost everything he held near and dear. In desperation he gambles everything on a dimensional jump. Can Harry find what he needs to heal and be happy again? Some changes are minor, others are profound. Massively AU, Not HBP Compliant.
Red Bolt of Lightning by A. S. Leif. #
Harry/OFC. Post-OotP. Harry has enough of Dumbledore's keeping secrets and runs away, hiding in the Mansion he inherited from Sirius.
Sequels Power the Dark Lord Knows Not, Challenging the Darkness and First Light Comes After the Darkest Night.
Harry is an elemental and has four Animagus-forms.
The Refiner's Fire by Abraxan. #
Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Remus/Tonks. Sixth year. After a rare magical illness Harry becomes outstandingly powerful. He has to deal both with teenage-problems and more importantly with many plots by Voldemort and his Deatheaters to kill him.
Sequel The Time of Destiny, ficlets taking place during the epilogue On Second Thoughts and A Fox's Tale, one-shot sequel A Very Harry Christmas.
Resonance by GreenGecko darkirony. ##
Gen. After Harry defeats Voldemort in his Sixth Year, Snape adopts him.
Sequels Revolutions and Resolutions WIP.
Snape's Invisible Friend by teacherbev. ##
AU: Harry rescues himself as a baby and chooses Snape as his protector, why no one knows because the toddler isn't telling and no one can see him but Snape. Snape adopts Harry who grows up at Hogwarts with Dumbledore as "grandfather" and McGonagall as "grandmother".
Sequels Growing up Snape and Shaun Snape, Age 8. (Another sequel is planned but not yet begun.)
Taking Control by fake a smile. #
Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione. It's the summer before Harry's 6th year, and Harry is wracked with grief. But what happens when Harry makes a vow to himself to take control of his life? Harry's life takes a sharp turn when he gets an unexpected visitor one night, who helps him on his way to finding himself. (Dumbledore is slightly manipulative but well-meaning and Harry still works together with him. Harry's friends Ron and Hermione also are a bit obnoxious: Hermione keeps pressuring about suppressing is grief, absolutely convinced that she knows best. Ron is a bit more self-centered than in canon and very much against Ginny dating, and by his behaviour also drives a wedge between himself and Harry. I expect this to be resolved soon, though.)
This Means War by Jeconais. ##
Harry/Ginny. When the Weasley Boys interfere in Ginny's relationship with Dean, they make the biggest mistake of their lives. The witch decides that revenge is in order, and her first point of call is a new boyfriend - Harry.
Those Words, Alone No More by Mikee.
Harry has withdrawn into himself, and immersed himself in his studies. He has witdrawn so far into himself that he is in danger of losing himself. Who will help him? Mention of abuse. Mention of slash, although that is not central to the story.
Towards Tomorrow by SSHenry.
Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione. Post-OotP. Harry's back at the Dursley's and is hearing voices that have nothing to do with Voldemort. Hermione spent the Summer with Krum, but will that be enough to spur Ron into telling her how he really feels? And what secrets is Ginny hiding?
Prequels Summer of the Serpent and The Forgotten Girl. Ginny-centric, post-CoS.
Life Is But a Dream.
Sequels Today the Tempest, Facing Future: The Revenge of the Lime Green Bowler Hat and Facing Future 2: Underhill.
Unlocking Harry Potter by sarini. #
Harry/Charlie. Severitus. Post-OotP.
Sequels Finding the Key, Closing the Door.
Prequel Release the Wolves.
The Way of the Warlock by Heiko2003. ##
Harry/Tonks. Harry is looking for release in drinking during the summer. He meets a stranger who is suffering from a loss too. Are they able to get over their loss and help each other? And what does the stranger do for a living? Is he able to help Harry?
Web of Lies by Star Polaris. ##
After GoF Dumbledore takes in a sick Harry. To keep him safe, they pretend that Harry is actually Dumbledore's grandson Alec.
Sequel Web of Lies: Revelations.
A Year like None Other by Aspen in the Sunlight aspenlight. ##
In Harry's 6th year, a letter from Surrey sends him down a path he'd never have walked on his own. Post OotP. Snape adopts both Harry and Draco.
WIP-Sequel A Summer Like None Other.
2) Harry is on the side of the Light but the relationship with Dumbledore is bad
new Abyssus Abyssum Invocat by VHDL, continued by: Lady Kanko Wildstar. NR
Whoever said revenge is sweet, knew what he was talking about. Follow Harry Potter as he fights to gain control of his destiny, understands the meaning of manipulation, and on the way discovers heaven as well as hell.
new Do Not Meddle in the Affairs of Wizards by Corwalch. NR
Harry was sent to Azkaban after being framed for murder in the beginning of his 6th year at Hogwarts. While there, he unlocks the "Power the Dark Lord Knows Not". What will happen once his former friends know he's innocent? Watch the fun
Had I Known by kayly silverstorm. ##
Gen. After killing Voldemort during seventh year, Harry vanished without a trace. But now, 8 years later, a deadly secret forces him to return and it seems that only Snape will be able to save him. Slowly developing friendship between Harry and Snape.
Harry Potter and the Paradigm Shift by kinsfire.
Harry/Multi. When Dumbledore threatens Tonks, Harry has enough and flees to America. (Evil Dumbledore.)
Harry Potter and the Power of Time by RossWrock. #
Sixth Year, following OotP. Tired of the way Dumbledore and the Order treat him, and ready to face his destiny, Harry hides from Dumbledore and Voldemort both, dedicating long hours to muggle and magical training to take the fight to Voldemort for a change.
(Dumbledore tries to control Harry but is very clearly on the side of Light.)
PG. WIP (Hiatus).
The Hogwarts Apprentices I: Gentry Green by lisa roquin. ##
Snape/Lupin, Harry/Seamus. Harry and six other students are invited to apprenticeship studies. Harry ends up learning a lot about his ancestry, most notably his mother's heritage who wasn't a Muggleborn.
(Dumbledore is well-meaning and does what he thinks is best - but not all of his actions are really good.)
Hope by Jeconais. ##
Harry/Gabrielle. After Harry rescued Gabrielle during the Second Task, she thought him her Hero and decided to Mate herself to him. Now, eight years later, she has one chance to convince him to accept her or go insane when she reaches her seventeenth birthday. Harry, after an injury, can't play Quidditch for a year and accepts the post of Flying Instructor at Beauxbatons. Stakes are raised when Dumbledore proposes an Interschool Quidditch Match.
(A lot of Dumbledore's actions don't fully make sense. He's possibly controlled by Snape.)
Not Your Usual Veela Mate by Janara. ##
Harry/Draco, Lucius/Severus. Draco is a Veela and Harry is his mate. After what happened in OotP and during the summer - both with Dumbledore and his friends Hermione and Ron - Harry is actually glad for a chance to get away from them and cautiously in favour of mating with Draco. (Badly manipulative Dumbledore though it is not obvious yet what side he is on and nasty Ron and Hermione.)
Of Gryffindors and Ravenclaws by proftlb. ##
Post-OotP. Harry/Padma. During the holidays after his fifth year Harry finds out a lot of things Dumbledore kept secret from him. Snape and McGonagall as mentors.
On the Wings of Magic by Bil. ##
AU sixth year, post OotP. Harry understands some hard truths, Minerva and Severus are drawn in. Not HBP compliant. Hero!Harry, Manipulative!Dumbledore.
(Dumbledore mostly well-meaning but Harry refuses to be a puppet.)
Perfect Situations by Jeconais. ##
Harry/Daphne. Post-HBP. A eulogy for a Gryffindor.
Sequel Matryoshka Vignettes. Series of One-shots.
Sacrifices Arc by Lightning on the Wave lightningwave. NR
Harry/Draco. AU. Slytherin!Harry. Harry's twin Connor is the Boy Who Lived, and Harry is devoted to protecting him by making himself look ordinary. But certain people won't let Harry stay in the shadows... (Evil Dumbledore.)
Series. Complete. R.
Scion of Gryffindor by Crys. ##
Harry/Tonks. On his sixteenth birthday Harry gets a surprising visitor: the ghost of his ancestor Godric Gryffindor. Harry doesn't quite trust Dumbledore anymore due to everything that happened in OotP. So instead of returning to Hogwarts, he gets training from Tonks, Shacklebolt, Remus and Godric.
(While Dumbledore is on the side of Light, he has manipulated Harry once too many and probably it's not possible for them to mend their relationship anymore.)
Skin Deep by Vingilot. ##
Sevitus. Harry/Bill. Post-OotP. Manipulative and insane Dumbledore. Mentions of Harry getting raped by uncle Vernon.
Sunset over Britain by Bobmin. #
Harry/Hermione, Draco/Luna, Neville/Ginny. Harry's life at the end of his fifth year was in utter chaos and his life was not going to get any better any time soon. From the flames, a brotherhood thought dead will reemerge, a family will break, trust will be destroyed, an enemy will change their path, a father will finally be found, a love will bring hope, and a hero shall rise from the ashes to become the legend he was born to be. (Dumbledore is actually bad in this one.)
Sequel Sunrise over Britain.
3) Harry is Grey
Amulet of Time 1: The Age of the Founders by Luna the Moonmonster. #
Harry/OFC, in later parts Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione. Post GoF. After Harry gets a strange birthday gift he and his friends end up in the time of the Hogwarts Founders.
Sequels Amulet of Time 2: Two Worlds, Two Wars, Amulet of Time 3: The Wolf and the Pelican, Interlude: Draco's Two Months in Muggleland and Amulet of Time 4: There and Back Again. Concludes first story-arc.
Amulet of Time 5: Sirius and the Sphinx Abandoned WIP.
At the Heart of the Matter by haymak.
Harry/Multi. After the events of the DOM, Harry starts to slowly reevaluate his life and with truths revealed and a new perspective, he gets at the heart of the matter and sets of on his own path to becoming the man he was destined to become. Darker/Independent/Political!Harry. Manipulative Dumbledore.
The Beast by Sushi. NR
Snape/Harry, Snape/Harry/Voldemort. Months after Harry Potter fell in the final battle with Lord Voldemort, Severus Snape went into the Forbidden Forest... only to discover a world lost to time.
Curse of Fate by Mistress Nika. #
No pairing as of yet. Post-HBP (?). Thousands of years into the future, vampire Harry only wants to join his loved ones in death. However, his curse of immortality is absolute. Therefore he sends himself back into the body of his infant self, vowing to this time refuse eternity. When do things ever go according to plan? Unexpected changes to the timeline, people who aren't as they once were and more send his life spiraling out of his control. Because some things were meant to be.
Pairings: Harry/Snape or Harry/Lucius, Ron/Hermione, Sirius/Remus, past Harry/Ginny.
(Dumbledore tries to control Harry but as far as I can see, he is on the side of Light.)
Give and It Shall Be Given Unto You by kaiz. NR
Harry/Snape, Harry/Draco, Harry/Lucius/Snape. Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Harry's Second Chance by DrT. (Or here). ##
Harry/Hermione. Post-HBP. The Last Battle has been fought, and Harry Potter has won. The price, however, has been high. Nearly every person Harry cared for is dead, maimed, or otherwise injured. The magical culture of Britain might never recover. Luna Lovegood, however, knows a secret which will give Harry a second chance, a chance to make a better future for himself and for most of the people he has cared about.
Harry Potter and the Summer of Change by lorddwar. ##
Harry/Tonks. Harry returns to Privet Drive and Tonks helps him become the man and hero he must be to survive.
(Dumbledore tries to control Harry at first but lateron accepts Harry's decisions.)
The Mirror of Maybe by Midnight Blue. ##
Harry/Snape. Post-GoF. Harry gets drawn into a mirror and during his short stay in there lives several years. When he gets back, he has the memories and reflexes of his future self but still the body of his teenage self. Using a disguise-spell he becomes the DADA-teacher as Warmage Ash.
WIP. NC-17. (Unfortunately updates are few and far in between but the story is absolutely brilliant.)
Pomegranate Seeds by Arsenic arsenicjade. NR
Snape/Hermione, past Snape/Draco. Snape is grieving. Hermione is trying to change the world. Occasionally, they find time to take tea together.
The Sleeping Dragon Wakes by AncientzDream. ##
Lily and James went to greater lengths to protect their son than even Dumbledore knew and, as Harry grows into his inheritance, the Wizarding world will find out just how deep one old man's betrayal can run. Will contain het/slash in later chapters. Dark/Independent/Powerful!Harry. (Bad Dumbledore.)
Starting Over by Kendra kkcme. #
Harry/Snape. Post-HBP. With the war over and everyone Harry cared about gone, he decides to use a spell that will take him to a new world where all his loved ones are still alive. However something goes wrong. Instead of a new life, he finds himself starting over.
WIP. NC-17. Chan in an early chapter though not lateron.
4) Harry is Dark and Evil
Betrayal of the Worst Kind by mione5. NR
Harry/Severus. Harry only wants one thing: freedom. When Dumbledore keeps denying him this, he turns to the one who gives it to him: the Dark Lord. When the Boy Who Lived turns against the Light, is it too late or can he be saved?
My other lists.