China seems to be the land of endless opportunities, at least when the unauthorized use of Harry Potter is concerned.
Here are 6 hilarious Harry Potter rip offs that were actually published in China.
English speaking Harry Potter fans should not be too concerned that they are missing out on anything however, as the actual content is less than enthralling as you can see below.
“Harry Potter And Beaker And Burn” | via Mutant Frog
While we have no further information on the plot, judging from the cover we can only assume it involves dinosaurs and at least one character from a Pixar movie.
Harry leaves the Dursleys after a rough summer where Dudley was shacking up with a belly dancer. (I think perhaps the author here misinterpreted all of Rowling’s comments about Dudley’s rotund belly and came to believe that he was in love with a stripper.)
Upon returning to Hogwarts there is a major problem to solve: All the students keep turning into stools.
“Harry Potter And The Golden Armor” | via Beijing Taiwan
Again, something involving dinosaurs. Here is a short translated excerpt: “Harry Potter scrubs his face vigorously with his hands—he is in a porcelain bath tub, carefully washing himself. He is a cultured, dashing lad, he can’t have any cheesecake on his body! Ugh, Harry grunts irritably, unable to wash off the completely caked cake off his skin…”
“Harry Potter And The Leopard Walk Up To Dragon” | via Beijing Taiwan
This is literally text from Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ but the the character names changed to those of the Potter universe.
“Harry Potter and the Porcelain Doll” | via CJV Lang
Harry discovers Voldemort is planning a trip to China to find his Oriental nemesis Yan Dao Mo, in order to counter him and (somehow) threatened the Western wizarding world.
“Harry Potter And The Water-Repelling Pearl” | via Young-0
The return of Gandolf — Gandalf’s little known cousin — suggests this is yet another Tolkien/Potter crossover.