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HP Fic List: "Second Chance" stories

I've decided to make a list of Harry Potter fics in which a character goes back in time to fix things. However, there's a twist. I'm looking for fics that fit the "second chance" genre: the character, either under his/her own power or by some Big Cheese who feels like meddling, goes back to a point in his/her own life to change things. This means there's only one of the character running around at a time. I'm not looking for time-travel fics where the character goes to a point before or after his/her own life to change things (those will go in a separate post).

Let me know if you run across any other fics that you believe belong on this list!


Harry goes back

1) Backwards Compatible by Ruskbyte (or on FanficAuthors.net)
Summary: The war is over. Voldemort won. The light's last hope is a desperate ploy, concocted by an insane genius, that probably won't work anyway. Now Harry must find a way to win a war he's already lost once before.
Pairings: Harry/Hermione, Luna/Ginny (I think)

2) Curse of Fate by Mistress Nika
Summary: 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: Pairings: Harry/Snape or Harry/Lucius, Ron/Hermione, Sirius/Remus, past Harry/Ginny.

3) Harry Potter Fate's Child: A Destiny Revisited by mathiasgranger
Summary: The war against Riddle has finally ended, and Harry has lost all of those that are most important to him. Fate has a little surprise in store for Harry Potter though, and it plans on helping him along the way, even if he doesn't realize it.

4) Harry Potter Fate's Child: A Destiny Reformed by mathiasgranger (sequel to Harry Potter Fate's Child: A Destiny Revisited)
Summary: Fate continues to aid our favorite wizard in training for the final confrontation with Riddle. Friends will fall and enemies will rise. Harry Potter's sixth year will prove to be trying in ways he never thought possible.
Pairings: Harry/Hermione

5) Harry Potter and the Nightmares of Futures Past by S'TarKan (or on FanficAuthors.net)
Summary: The war is over. Too bad no one is left to celebrate. Harry makes a desperate plan to go back in time, even though it means returning Voldemort to life. Now an 11 year old Harry with 30 year old memories is starting Hogwarts. Can he get it right?
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Neville/Luna

6) Harry's Second Chance by DrT
Summary: 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.
Pairings: Harry/Hermione

7) What is Right by Emma Lipardi
Summary: Harry finds himself making a decision to give it all up just to change what has happened. What he doesn't realize is that he gets a second chance to set it right.

8) Young Again: The Rewrite by taliath
Summary: PostHBP. When all hope seems lost and everybody is dead, Harry transports his soul into the body of his one year old self. This time, he's going to try and set things right.


Hermione goes back

1) Out of Time by Rurouni Star
Summary: Hermione's got a convenient new thing called a timeturner that lets her get to classes in third year. But suddenly, a message from herself has her housing a known convict, and it's not so convenient anymore...

2) Shattered Moments by Rurouni Star (sequel to Out of Time)
Summary: And for every small change, there is another, and another, and another... Hermione goes into fourth year with a misbehaving timeturner and the knowledge that there is a dark future to prevent.

3) Time, Interrupted by Madm05 (or on Portkey)
Summary: After she is murdered, Hermione's soul is sent back in time in order to prevent Harry from becoming the next Dark Lord. A second chance type story, with a twist. Eventual HHr.
Pairings: Harry/Hermione, minor Remus/Tonks


Draco goes back

1) Erasing Time's Tracks by Hahukum Konn
Summary: Draco Malfoy has run out of options, and he's run out of time. The only way out is to go back to the beginning. Eventual HPDM slash, follows canon through HBP.
Pairings: Harry/Draco


Snape goes back

1) Beyond This Place of Wrath and Tears by Talriga
Summary: Some burdens cannot be left alone. And memories can taunt a wizard for the rest of his life. Severus Snape, however, is not a man who stays inactive. Time travel, AU 6th and 7th year.


Remus goes back

1) Crossing Bridges by Tien Riu
Summary: [AU] Remus Lupin is sent back in time on a desperate mission to kill Lord Voldemort. From a present where he is the last Marauder, Remus finds himself once more eleven and attending Hogwarts for the first time. [Pre-Slash] [Complete]


(Last updated October 18, 2006.)

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