Lira (lira_snape) wrote,

Manipulative Dumbledore

In this list I intend to collect fics where Dumbledore is manipulative, ranging from evil or insane Dumbledore who is willing to do everything to keep Harry under his control to a Dumbledore who is fully on the side of Light and only manipulates others because he thinks he knows best. There will be a second list to go with it, the "opposite", Grandfatherly Dumbledore and Dumbledore as mentor to Harry. (I'm primarily looking for stories where Harry is one of the ones most manipulated by Dumbledore but will take other stories if they fit the general theme.)
Any Harry/Snape-fics where Dumbledore plays an important role for the pairing (as catalyst, master-manipulator, obstacle or whatnot) belong in my Dumbledore in Harry/Snape-fics-list. So I will mostly only add Harry/Snape-fics to this list where Dumbledore is actively evil.

1) Dumbledore is dark and evil, insane or wants complete control over Harry
Fics where Dumbledore's manipulations are self-serving at best. He uses any and all means possible to gain control of Harry.
2) Dumbledore is manipulative but less obvious about it and not necessarily evil
There are also a couple of fics that I haven't read where I know that Dumbledore is manipulative but I don't know (yet) if he is evil. Until I know more about Dumbledore in those fics and can decide for sure that he is really bad, I'll sort them here by preference.
3) Dumbledore is somewhat manipulative but definitely on the side of Light and mostly well-meaning
This one also contains stories where Harry has lost his trust into Dumbledore and during the fic they end up mending their relationship. More often than not they manage to patch up the rift between them.
Also fics where Dumbledore is simply "human" and makes mistakes - which lead to Harry losing his trust into him and Dumbledore having to regain it lateron.
4) Manipulative Dumbledore but Harry doesn't appear in the story or is not a main character

When you rec stories for this list, please don't leave just a link. To put them up in this list I also need a Summary and how manipulative (and bad) Dumbledore actually is. Status (WIP, Complete, Hiatus, Abandoned or One-shot) and Rating would help as well!!!
Thanks. :-) And thank you everyone who contributed to this list.

- No abandoned or badly written stories, please.

## I absolutely love this fic. It's really outstanding and original.
# Great fic, definitely worth a read.
NR I haven't read this fic myself, NRC Not read completely.
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1) Dumbledore is dark and evil, insane or wants complete control over Harry

Abandon by Batsutousai. NR
Harry/Voldemort. Post-OotP. Abandoned on the streets of London, 16 year old Harry Potter must find a way to survive. What's the Boy-Who-Lived to do?
Complete. R.
Sequel Reclaim.
Outtakes Abandon and Reclaim Outtakes.

new Abyssus Abyssum Invocat by VHDL and continued by Lady Kanko Wildstar. NR
Harry/Luna. 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. Harry's mind is sent back in time to the end of his first year in order to prevent the death of the woman he loves.
WIP. PG-13.

Anger Management by Saeva and Koanju. NR
Harry/Remus. Harry Potter has a lot of anger. Remus Lupin has a lot of experience. Luna Lovegood has a lot going on. And some solutions work better than others.
NC-17. Complete.
Sequel Control Therapy.

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.
NC-17. Complete.

Black Ascension by omnis potens. NR
Post OoTP will have HPB Spoilers. Harry decides that he wants to be in control and away from Dumbledore's Manipulations. Appearences and perceptions are changing, true faces are shown, secrets revealed. Independant, dark, not evil. Grims and Heritage.

The Black Legacy by SueMonroe. NR
Harry/Snape. Alt 6th year, some HBP plot points. After the Dept. of Mysteries Harry realizes the world is not as black and white as he'd thought. How will the Black Legacy change Harry's future?

Control Issues by Shivani grazhir. NR
Harry/Voldemort. Sick, twisted, perverse - that would be Severus Snape. And yet, his blindly obedient little soldier boy ran away, and to guess who? Features abused!Harry, creature!Harry, sadistic!Harry.
Complete. NC-17.

Corrupted Authority: Rewritten by Luana Araceli. NR
Harry/Tom. Harry is confronted with an unexpected visitor, and gradually shifts sides in the war. Slightly AU, rape warning.

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.

Dark Angel by Eriador117. NR
Harry/Snape. Dumbledore's methods to ensure Harry's safety after the defeat of Voldemort do more harm than good.
NC-17. Complete. Chan.

Flames of Betrayal by marietsy2. NR
Harry was sent to Azkaban and was later found to be innocent. With the help of Ron, he will find out who his true friends are. Will he forgive those who betrayed him? Will he be able to let the world know what kind of man Dumbledore really is? Who are the Watchers and what do they have to do with Dumbledore?

Forsaken by Shivani grazhir. NR
Harry/Draco, Severus/Remus. Dumbledore does the unforgivable, and is forsaken by his pawn.
Complete. R.

For Love and Honor by Lanindur Du'Undarian. #
Harry/Hermione. Hermione finds herself carrying the Boy Who Lived's child after an act of comfort on the night of Sirius' Death. As she confronts her parents with the awkward news, things take a horrifying turn when Hermione's enraged father drives her to Privet Drive...

A Gift of Light by josan. NR
Snape/OMC. Severus Snape must learn to be a father, and to live in a world biased against him.
Complete. NC-17.

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 Snape and Harry.

Hamartia by Scela Letifer. #
Pride cometh before the fall.
Perhaps Dumbledore's actions are not what they seem.
PG-13. One-shot.

Harry Potter and the Manipulator of Destiny by Wheezy1. #
Harry/Hermione, Neville/Luna. Post OotP. Harry finds that Dumbledore has been less than honest or helpful with him, takes control of his own life and finds the training he needs from others.
Complete. PG-13.

Harry Potter and the Paradigm Shift by kinsfire.
Harry/Multi. When Dumbledore threatens Tonks, Harry has enough and flees to America.
NC-17. Complete.

Healing Harry by BobMin. ##
Harry/Ginny. The war is over, so why did Harry try to kill himself?
PG-13. One-shot.

Independence Day by tumshie.
Harry/Hermione. Independent Harry, AU for 6th Year.

The Last Vanteera by Tinkering and Lady-Treason. NR
Harry/Voldemort. Harry Potter feels he has completed his magical training and expresses a wish to his mentor to delve into the Dark Arts. However on his first attempt to prove himself something goes horribly wrong. Betrayed by all he trusts Harry finds himself at the end of his tether...
WIP (On Hold). R.

The Marriage by Janara. #
At the start of Harry's seventh year Dumbledore has come up with the perfect way of ending the war. There is only one problem, Harry refuses to play the Headmaster's game. Will Harry be able to avoid the trap set by the aged wizard?
One-shot. G. Humor.

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.

The Only One He Ever Feared by jjtaylor.
You've got it all wrong. We're not the bad guys.
One-shot. PG-13.

On the Wings of a Phoenix by makoyi. NR
AU, where nothing as simple as good vs. evil. A summer spent trapped in Number 4 and barred from contact with his friends leads to Harry accepting an offer to correspond with a Death Eater. He learns several things that leave him seriously considering if his relationships with Dumbledore and the Order are what they seem. The consequences of thinking for oneself are far reaching.
PG-13. Complete.

Potter's Revenge by Bobmin.
Harry/Hermione. Power comes in all forms. With Voldemort dead, Harry finds uses for his powers beyond magic. Why is the Order trying to capture Harry Potter?
One-shot. G.

The Real Prophecy by DebsTheSnapeFan. NR
Harry uncovers the real prophecy, follow him and his friends in discovery of the treachery that Dumbledore has woven. Severitus Challenge! Dark HR.RW.HP.LL.NL.GW, evil Dumbles.

The Results of Betrayal by betsanne.
Harry/Sirius, Snape/Fred/George, Draco/Remus. A new Dark Lord takes over the Wizarding World.
PG-13. One-shot.

The Return of the King by wolfwalkerron. NR
What if Dumbledore was not on the side of light like everyone thought? What if Dumbledore orchestrated the deaths of Harry’s parents? What if through manipulations Dumbledore managed to do what no one else in history has – break a prophecy? Now add in a soul mate that just happens to be king of magic, a hidden city, the Council of Twelve – rulers of the Wizarding world, chaos, bedlam and betrayal.
Complete. PG-13. (Sequel is planned).

Sacrifices Arc by Lightning on the Wave lightningwave. NRC
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...
Series. Complete. R.

Skin Deep by Vingilot. ##
Sevitus. Harry/Bill. Post-OotP. Manipulative Dumbledore. Mentions of Harry getting raped by uncle Vernon.
WIP (Only Epilogue missing). R.

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.
WIP. NC-17.

Standing Against the Tides by sweet asphodel. #
Harry/Snape. Not all circumstances can be foreseen. How far will one go in order to do the right thing? How many walls must be broken to hold back the tide?
WIP. NC-17.
Prequel Watching and Waiting.

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.
R. Complete.
Sequel Sunrise over Britain.

Underwater Light by Maya. NR
Harry/Draco. Featuring an extremely depressed Harry, in a war-torn wizarding world, about to get the shock of his life when he discovers that Draco Malfoy is slightly more important to him than he would have ever guessed. Including a very odd friendship, lots of angst, suspicions, conflicted loyalties, clueless Ron, on-the-warpath Hermione and two very messed-up boys.
R. Complete.

The Weasley Plot by loralee1.
Post-HBP. The Weasleys believe that family comes first, even if they are not blood. Arthur Weasley must choose his course what is right or what is easy, Harry Potter or Albus Dumbledore.
Complete. PG-13.

new Wizard's Fall by Bobmin.
Harry/Hermione. The war is over, but the future is not the bright shining future everyone wanted to believe in. A brief look into a universe where three people set about to craft a new world by destroying the old one. There is a fine line between Savior and Destroyer and the wizarding world learns about the consequences of its actions.
Complete. (First of four novellas.) R.

2) Dumbledore is manipulative but less obvious about it and not necessarily evil

The Abyss by Jeconais. #
Harry/Ginny. "He who fights monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster. And when you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you." -- Friedrich Nietzsche.
One-shot. PG-13.

The Ascension of the Scorpion Sorceror by Vorlon666. NR
After the Events of his fifth year Harry is angry. Fed up with Dumbledore's lies, half truth and deceits, he will no longer allow anyone to dictate his life. He trains very hard and along the way makes some startling discoveries. He discovers who he is.

An Aunt's Love by Emma Lipardi. NR
Harry comes home from school and Petunia is upset at the change in her nephew. Petunia decides to do what she should have been doing all along. Dumbledore had better stay away. Petunia Dursley is upset.
PG-13. WIP.

Azkaban's Heir by Katling swordkat.
Set post-OotP and pre-HBP (Will take some aspects of HBP into account). Harry ends in on the island of Azkaban though not in any way he had ever thought of. This provides him with greater complications and advantages than before as he finds out just what he is capable of doing.

Bungle in the Jungle: A Harry Potter Adventure by Jbern. NR
Harry/Luna. Go inside the mind of Harry Potter as he deals with betrayals, secrets and wild adventures.

Biology by Shivani grazhir. NR
Harry/Blaise. It wasn't just power and ability that Tom Riddle transferred to Harry that night. He made him the son he never had, and that changes everything.
Complete. R.

The 'Boy' Who Lived by SaphirePhoenix.
AU. What if the 'boy' who lived was a girl? The catch, the wizarding world doesn't know. First Year.
PG-13. Complete.
WIP-Sequel Hallie Potter - Secrets Revealed.

The Brave New World by bellerophon30. NR
A sixth and seventh year story, totally AU. Harry decides that his life expectancy will be greatly enhanced if leaves Dumbledore and Voldemort behind. Destination: The US.
PG-13. WIP.

Broken Mind, Fractured Soul by SensiblyTainted. NR
What if there was a darker truth hidden in Harry's story? Summer before third year, Harry begins to question his memory blanks. What happens when he finds himself before Snape for help? [includes mentor Severus, MPD, child abuse, protective Remus]
Complete. R.
WIP-Sequel Shadows Within the Light.

Come What May by the_minx_17. #
Harry/Draco, Harry/Snape. Post-HBP. Pushed into a corner Severus Snape handles it the only way he knows how… he kills Albus Dumbledore. Harry Potter returns to the castle determined to find the power to kill not only Voldemort but also the man who took his mentor away from him, Severus Snape. Instead, he overhears a damning conversation between two people he trusted. Finally using his innate Slytherin cunning, he digs deeper and finds not everything is as it appears. Will it change his loyalties or just the way he fights?
NC-17. Complete.

Coven of the Rose by C. Rose. NR
Harry has escaped from Azkaban and wants Revenge! Now this isn't your normal everyday kind of revenge, Harry is a second generation Marauder with a bone to pick with just about everyone that thinks they can just discard him like a worn out shoe.
R. WIP. Humor.

Death, Destroyer of Worlds by Lady Foxfire. ##
What would happen if someone had interfered just before Pettigrew framed Sirius?
Complete. R.

Delicate by SaoirseAngel. NRC
Harry/Hermione. Harry is sick and tired of always being kept in the dark, of being lied to, of being protected. He has had enough and he's going to take control of his life. Takes place at the summer before sixth year. Post-OotP but has some HBP-info such as Horcruxes.
Basically, Harry and Hermione adopt a child and together they fight against the Order's attempts to control them.
WIP. PG-13.

Forlorn Hope by Elssha. #
Severitus. Harry/Hermione. Post-GoF. 'I was lied to about James Potter, a liar, a cheater, a thief. I was lied to about Lily Potter, her family, her past. Worst of all, I was lied to about Harry Potter, for no such boy existed'. Horris
Complete. PG-13.
WIP-Sequel Forlorn Prophecy.

Fortune's Child by rowaine. NR
Harry/Hermione/Snape. Dumbledore is dead but not post-HBP. In the summer before his seventh year, Harry learns a few interesting facts sent from an unknown informer. Eyes opened to a different truth than he'd been taught the previous six years, our 'hero' makes plans of his own to deal with the Dark Lord, the magical world, and himself.
NC-17. WIP.

The Gemini Ruse by makoyi.
When the Order’s spy is discovered, Dumbledore places him ‘safely’ with a personal enemy. Now both have gone missing and Dumbledore hasn’t the faintest idea where, why, or how. AU of HBP, no slash, warning for coarse language.

Ghosts by ntamara.
Harry/Snape. AU. The Shrieking Shack was rumoured to be haunted by ghosts who died a violent messy death. A prank goes awry and it becomes more than a rumour.
Complete. R.

Harry Potter and the Final Straw by bellerophon30. NR
A 6th year story. Harry takes a look at his life and doesn't like what he sees, so he decides to declare his independance of Dumbledore and the Order of the Phoenix and fight the war on his own terms.
Complete. PG-13.

Harry Potter and the Lost Inheritance by paulaluv. NR
Harry defies Dumbledore and finds out about his mother's family. What Harry uncovers will rock the wizarding world!
PG-13. (Abandoned) WIP.

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.
PG-13. WIP.

Hero, Villain, Saviour, Conqueror by Aerin. NR
AU, Pre HBP: In the summer after his fifth year, Harry is tried and sent to Azkaban. The catch: He's innocent. Follow Harry as he discovers his heritage... and all that comes with it.
PG-13. Complete.

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 actually kind of well-meaning and does only what he thinks is best but a lot of his actions are bad - as comes out during the later chapters.

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.
Complete. PG-13.

A Knight of My Own by Altaira. #
AU. When Dumbledore keeps putting Harry with the wrong kind of people, Severus rides to the rescue. Supposedly pre-slash but mostly Severus mentoring Harry.
PG. One-shot.

Life is a Game of Chess by mysterywalker. #
Life is like a game of chess, Albus Dumbledore always thought. Now one of his pawns refuses to play.
One-shot. PG-13.

A Life Turned Upside Down by Williams. NR
The summer before his sixth year Harry begins to see Dumbledore may not be the kind, sweet and loveable man he portrays himself as. Then there is also the fact that people who were thought to be dead have returned from hiding, it had all been lies.

Lightning Has Just Struck My Brain by mousapelli. #
Harry wasn't sure exactly when he had started watching Neville.
One-shot. PG.

Lightning Has Just Struck My Brain (The Déjà Vu Remix) by nopejr. #
Harry/Neville. Harry wasn't sure exactly when he had started watching Neville.
One-shot. PG-13.

Lord of Caer Azkaban by Rorschach's Blot.
Harry/Hermione/OFC. A letter causes Harry to learn some surprising things about his lineage, a different twist on the usual Harry in Azkaban story line.
PG-13. WIP.

Love and Betrayal by feanor.
What happens when Harry accidentally finds out what Dumbledore is planning for Harry to sacrifice in his life next. Harry draws his line in the sand. This far and no further! Harry versus Dumbledore! Draco is a Veela and claims that Harry is his mate.
WIP. PG-13.

The Next Great Adventure by The-Caitiff. NR
After Sirius embarks on the Next Great Adventure, a letter from him encourages Harry to consider his own. Harry is beginning to see the truth of the world and embarks on a strange trip. Later chapters feature a slightly different Slytherin Harry.
WIP. PG-13.

No Thanks by old-crow. #
Harry/Hermione. After OotP when the Dursleys come to get him at the station, Harry makes a decision that changes many lives forever. He replies "No, thanks" and walks away. The Grangers take him in.
Complete. R.

Nullifier by Aedelena. NR
Harry Potter, the first nullifier since Salazar Slytherin, doesn't feeling like playing the hero. But when he goes back to the time of the Founders to learn from Slytherin himself, he finds himself in the middle of a war, trapped by enemies old and new.
WIP. PG-13.

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.
WIP. PG-13. (actually doesn't have the required five chapters yet but as it's written after an idea of me and I beta it, I've already seen both the outline and the next two chapters, so it's not going to get abandoned anytime soon.)

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.
Complete. PG-13.
Dumbledore mostly well-meaning but Harry refuses to be a puppet.

Perfect Situations by Jeconais. ##
Harry/Daphne. A eulogy for a Gryffindor.
One-shot. PG-13.
Sequel Matryoshka Vignettes. Series of One-shots.

Potter's Resistance by IP82.
Post-OotP. Harry escapes Private Drive to learn about the world on his own. Hunted by all sides of the war, he must rely on his wit and cunning to survive. INDEPENDENT! and DARK! (but not EVIL!) Harry.

Redemption by krtshadow. NR
Harry Potter has spent six years in Azkaban. Now, Dumbledore, Black and Lupin are here to retrieve him, now certain of his innocence. Will they be too late to save Harry's sanity? And if so, what does this mean for the world? AU after year 4.
Complete. PG.

RSeries by Regulus. NR
Completely AU. Tonks is Harry's age and lives near him. Complete rewrites of PS, CoS and PoA. GoF is currently underway.
Series. (Three novels complete, fourth WIP.) PG-13.
Dumbledore forces Harry to return to the Dursleys again and again, despite knowing for sure that they are VERY abusive. He also refuses to let Mrs. Tonks adopt/foster Harry, although she has offered several times, and he actually set up wards against the Tonks one summer to prevent their rescuing him.

new Second Life by Nia River. #
Hermione and Ron are hurt very badly in the debacle in the Department of Mysteries at the end of OotP. When Harry finds a timeturner, he uses it, intending to go back to when his parents were still alive to warn them. But Harry being Harry, it goes wrong. Not only does he appear in the wrong time, he also appears in another dimension. So he finally decides to adopt his other younger self.
WIP. PG-13.

Time to Live by loralee1. NR
Post OotP No HBP Takes place summer after fifth year. After defeating Voldemort Harrry decides it's time for him to live his own life.
Complete. PG-13.
WIP-Sequel Time to Learn.

To Fight the Coming Darkness by Jbern. NR
Harry/Susan. Post-OotP. Harry Potter and Susan Bones. Gritty realism, independent Harry and a believable Voldemort all in a desperate battle to control the fate of the wizarding world.

What Harry Potter Owned by Marietsy.
Harry is the last living Heir of the Founders and thus owns Hogwarts.
One-shot. G.

Wishful Thinking by TheGoldenSeraphim, continued by kinsfire. #
Post-OotP. Remus and a few others of the Order discover that Dumbledore has been lying to them. He and a group of likeminded Order members strive to undo the damage Dumbledore has done. But it might just be too late to fix things...

3) Dumbledore is somewhat manipulative but definitely on the side of Light and mostly well-meaning
(This also contains stories where Harry has lost his trust into Dumbledore somewhat and they have to redefine their relationship after OotP.)

Betrayals by josan. NR
Framed for a crime he did not commit Severus Snape is rescued from Askaban by the few people who still believe in him - but will he cope with the repercussions of the torture he experienced?
R. Complete.

The Dark Witch and the Necromancer by Heiko2003. NR
Harry/Bellatrix. Harry is pissed, his relatives tipped his inner balance, so he snapped and turned dark. Yes, this is a very dark!Harry story.
R. Complete.

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.
R. Complete.
(D does everything he can to control Harry at the beginning but after a while comes around.)

Harry Potter and the Runespoor Shield by Ms Spider. #
Harry/Ginny. Harry finds an old trunk his mother has left for him. How did she find the things in it, why did she think he'd need them? And how come Ginny's kitten looks just like the kitten Hagrid brought for his first birthday? And can Harry and Snape deal with their mutual animosity long enough to figure everything out?
Complete. PG-13.
(Harry hasn't forgiven D for everything he suffered with the Dursleys and D has to work to earn Harry's trust again.)

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.
Complete. R.
(I had troubles assigning this between 2 and 3 as D is quite manipulative for a while and deliberately has kept a lot of things from Harry. But in the end he comes around and allows Harry to do what he wants.)

Hiding by Volans.
Harry/Ginny. Harry tired of having things hidden from him and being manipulated decides to run away. Ginny helps.
Complete. PG-13.
Sequel The Potion Master's Gift.
(Harry runs away from D's manipulations and D isn't happy at first. But in the second part of the story he has accepted it.)

One Winged Angel by Shivani grazhir. NR
Harry/Tom. One view on why Tom Riddle became Voldemort, and what he does once he realizes that particular truth.
Complete. NC-17.

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.
Complete. PG-13.
Sequels Power the Dark Lord Knows Not, Challenging the Darkness and First Light Comes After the Darkest Night.
(Dumbledore tries to control Harry at times but it's not very much in the center of the fic. Also he realizes it and asks Harry for forgiveness and they still work together.)

Sands of Time by Ariana Deralte.
Harry has always trusted Dumbledore, but does Dumbledore truly deserve that trust? Strange things are happening at Hogwarts (well, stranger than normal) and Harry has no one to turn to with his suspicions except Snape?!
PG-13. Complete.

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.
Complete. PG-13.
(Harry and D work together at times but there is a definite gulf between them.)

Six Years to Life by Laume.
Snape is revealed as a spy and Voldemort tries to make him see the error of his ways by turning him into a six year old and sending him back to Hogwarts. Meanwhile, Harry escapes the Dursleys...
Complete. PG.
Sequels Six Years to Life: Son of Hogwarts and Six Years to Life: There and Back Again.
(D has fallen ill and all his mistakes with Harry and Severus were due to this. Once he is healed, it's actually more of a mentor!D.)

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.)

White Knight, Grey Queen by Jeconais. ##
Harry/Pansy. When Pansy finds herself on the wrong side of Voldemort, she persuades her parents that only one person could help them. Harry. A story that looks at what could happen if Harry had someone who loved him, someone who would push him, and someone who would back him financially.
Complete. PG-13.
(D is mostly indirectly controlling in this and once he realizes he can't do that anymore, he kind of comes around and backs Harry willingly, seeing as he doesn't really have another choice.)

4) Manipulative Dumbledore but Harry doesn't appear in the story or is not a main character

Fidelis Constans by switchknife. NR
Snape/Dumbledore pre-slash. Snape is called to Dumbledore's office after the Shrieking Shack incident.
PG. One-shot.

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Tags: dumbledore, themed list
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