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What Will Nigel Do? (WWND) - The Phantom Librarian
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What Will Nigel Do? (WWND)
In the comments to my OotP review, trude and I realized that...

...the character of Nigel, heretofore unseen and unheard-of in canon, is clearly the key to many things. As he is likely to be savaged by Greyback in the next movie, trude pointed out the obvious fact that he is R.A.B., and I think he may be a Horcrux as well. If he's not too busy, he can take over Neville's new role of filling in for all of Dobby's useful contributions.

But that's not enough for Nigel! Nigel needs more to do. Could he be Dumbledore from the future? Time-traveling Phineas Nigellus? Is he a werewolf? Maybe the Heir of Gryffindor?

I leave it to my trusty f-list: What will Nigel do next? ;p

(Standard disclaimer: I don't mind the Nigel character, actually, and suspect he started his life as the perfectly canonical Dennis Creevey. It's just that, in a movie where a bunch of canon characters didn't get lines, putting him there just begs for even more expansion.)
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drakyndra From: drakyndra Date: July 14th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nigel is the Half-Blood Prince and the Deathly Hallows!
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: July 14th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love your icon, drakyndra! Loveitloveitloveit!

I just saw that episode last night and that was my favorite line!

Oh, and Nigel is just an amalgam of several other characters so they won't have to cast so many extra kids, imo. An example would be Ewan McGregor's character in Black Hawk Down. His character's experiences didn't represent just one soldier, but were taken from the experiences of several.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 14th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, he absorbed Lee Jordan... maybe he'll be doing the Quidditch commentary next!
knight_ander From: knight_ander Date: July 14th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's if they ever show Quidditch again.
drakyndra From: drakyndra Date: July 14th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I shall be waiting to see how long after DH is out that someone writes the fic with the Doctor crying over it, using actual DH canon references.
dreagoddess From: dreagoddess Date: July 14th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Expelliarmus! *giggles* That was a rockin' episode. :D
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excitedrainbow From: excitedrainbow Date: July 15th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
WIN. I await this with gleeful anticipation ;)
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excitedrainbow From: excitedrainbow Date: July 15th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

I know. But it's only a matter of time before someone will give in to the crackness and write it.

Aaaah I wish I had a Tardis. That line was a classic.
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excitedrainbow From: excitedrainbow Date: July 15th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Verily, it is known to me, and a mighty magic it is.
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excitedrainbow From: excitedrainbow Date: July 15th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
That realm is truly a mystery. Many thanks for reporting this! I shall travel with my loyal search-engine steed, Google, to find it.
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scionofgrace From: scionofgrace Date: July 14th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOVE your icon. When the episode got to that moment, my initial response was raging jealousy. Time Lords never have to do anything as mundane as wait for the next installment!
drakyndra From: drakyndra Date: July 14th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

I now desperately want someone to write JKR in the Whoniverse fic. Just because the mental image of her reacting to alien invasions and all is cracking me up. And now I have a really daft plot bunny for a fic set around the S3 finale
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akashasheiress From: akashasheiress Date: July 15th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
They should get Jo to appear in an episode. I imagine her going ''Oh dear, technology...''
drakyndra From: drakyndra Date: July 16th, 2007 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
She was asked to write, back for the first series of New Who, but turned it down because she was too busy with HP and her kids.
chocolatepot From: chocolatepot Date: July 15th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
merlinssister12 From: merlinssister12 Date: July 14th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Clearly, Nigel is the heir of Gryffindor and therefore the last Horcrux.
Of course he is also probably so drunk on Butterbeer, from taking over Winkie's role, that you can do absolutely anything you want with him.
From: greenwoodside Date: July 14th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
He is a personification of the Power of Lurve. As missile in the traditional Scottish sport "Tossing the Nigel", Harry and he take part in the Highland Games, when along comes Voldemort - so absorbed in sampling the single malts, he doesn't notice the small, fuzzy-haired twelve year old accelerating down from the blue skies above him, until it's far too late.
verdenia From: verdenia Date: July 16th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
you win so much for this comment! :D the laughter is great. ;D
kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: July 14th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nigel is Harry's brother, quite possibly Snape's child and the next leader of the Dark Side.
dreamcoat_mom From: dreamcoat_mom Date: July 14th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you're right. Nigel is supposed to be Dennis Creevey. However, since we have not seen hide nor hair of that strange chubby black kid with everybody's lines in PoA, nor Colin Creevey, whose character went nowhere after that whole basilisk deal, I think he is probably Mysteriously Nebulous Plot Device #3. He may reappear as Madame Rosmerta's son, fathered by Remus Lupin in a hurt/comfort fic that has not yet been written. Any volunteers?
miss_daizy From: miss_daizy Date: July 15th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
He's a metamorph. Not only was he Dennis Creavy, he was also the chubby black kid and Nigel. In Book 6, he'll be Terry Boot, who will suddenly have tons of screen time.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 15th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)
And here I was complaining about Tonks not getting enough screen time! Clearly, she was sent to infiltrate Hogwarts! As Nigel!
arclevel From: arclevel Date: July 15th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Obviously! She really had much the same role in books 5 and 6, it turns out, but she had to adjust her methods in book 6 a little because she didn't feel up to morphing.
aeterna13 From: aeterna13 Date: July 15th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
But we did see the chubby black kid again! He was in the DA! Ergo he can't be Nigel ...

UNLESS Nigel/CBK can be two people at once!!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 15th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nothing is beyond the power of Nigel!
iamstarmom From: iamstarmom Date: July 14th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
It all begins to make sense. Nigel is really 'Trevor', Neville's toad.
marikenobi From: marikenobi Date: July 14th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it obvious? Nigel is the love child of Aberforth and the goat.
scarah2 From: scarah2 Date: July 14th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
He devoured the Creeveys alive.
manicwriter1271 From: manicwriter1271 Date: July 15th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
OK, I don't know who he is and I haven't seen OotP yet, but these comments are the best laugh I've had in awhile. :P
excitedrainbow From: excitedrainbow Date: July 15th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nigel is clearly Nagini. After Wormtail got away, Voldemort saw that he needed a super-loyal spy that was even more inconspicuous than a rat - the most obvious solution being a pupil! Unbeknownst to us, Nagini is actually an anthromorphmagus - an animal that can metamorphose into a human!

This means that the entire DA had numerous chances to destroy a Horcrux. Oh, if only they'd known what they were practicing their levitation on...
dramaturgy From: dramaturgy Date: July 15th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nigel is Dumbledore.
gabrielladusult From: gabrielladusult Date: July 15th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
If he's savaged by Greyback, does he also get engaged to Fleur?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 16th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, it turns out he is Fleur. It's a strange shapeshifting talent held by all part-veela.
gabrielladusult From: gabrielladusult Date: July 16th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
The alternative, of course, is that he's going to spend HBP avoiding a relationship with Tonks because of their age difference.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 16th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Why should it be an alternative... Veela may age more slowly than other people, and Fleur really feels she's too old for Tonks, despite looking too young for her!
gloryforever From: gloryforever Date: July 16th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fleur/Tonks FTW. They can go and live in the Pillar of Storgé and be happy ever after.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 16th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Singin' the old green flame torch song.
bazile03 From: bazile03 Date: July 15th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nigel and the CBK

Well obviously, Nigel is Hermione and Professor Snape's love child from when she used the time turner to go back to circa 1970's Hogwarts. Hermione used her time turner to go check to make sure that Snape hadn't become a Death Eater after all, getting stuck in the present. Dumbledore hid Nigel with RAB. Grief stricken Snape, thinking his young wife had run off with his young son, turned to Voldemort, because he is sure that is wife's Muggle blood caused her to leave.
Sadly, I think that this may have already been a pre-OotP fanfic.
I had thought that the CBK was Dean Thomas, but some wandering around makes him appear to be a separate character.
bazile03 From: bazile03 Date: July 15th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nigel and the CBK

Oops, should have been "his wife's" and not "is wife's". I am not Hagrid, I know what h's are.
Wishing that spell check would get grammar too.
trinity_clare From: trinity_clare Date: July 18th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Nigel was in GoF too, since your entries on him make it sound as if you hadn't noticed that. In the (gratuitous, but awesome) study hall scene, he's carrying Ron's things around for him. I even have an icon left over from movie reviews.
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