Regardless of how a lot time has handed because the collection ended, these controversial opinions will rile up Harry Potter followers. All the time.
One of the supportive and respectful communities in fandom is Harry Potter. Those that love Harry Potter typically get alongside terribly nicely, even when they’ve differing opinions on one thing. Nevertheless, there are a couple of subjects in Harry Potter that may inevitably lead to raised voices and unwavering attitudes. Under are fifteen controversial opinions on the Harry Potter collection that are positive to get your blood boiling.
1) Hermione ought to have been with Viktor Krum
He principally worshipped the bottom she walked on. The well-known Quidditch star fell for a bookish muggle-born woman and was so good to her. They continued correspondence after he left Hogwarts, and he even invited her to his residence in Bulgaria. Hermione undoubtedly deserved somebody who handled her with kindness, moderately than somebody who handled her poorly simply because he didn’t perceive his emotions.
2) Barty Crouch Jr. as Mad-Eye Moody was the perfect Defence Towards the Darkish Arts instructor
Who higher to train college students how to defend themselves towards darkish magic than somebody who’s an skilled at darkish magic?
Regardless of being completely evil, Barty Crouch Jr. turned out to be an efficient instructor. He didn’t permit college students to slack off, working them proper up till Christmas break, he taught sensible software, not simply concept, and he even helped Neville’s confidence develop (although he additionally had ulterior motives for this). The truth is, it was due to Crouch’s classes that Harry was in a position to resist Voldemort’s Imperius curse.
three) Harry is academically very intelligent
This boy learn his textbooks for enjoyable over his summer time breaks. He might not like lecture and principle based mostly classes, given what number of occasions he asks Hermione for assist together with his papers, however it’s not as a result of he’s incapable. Harry achieves Exceeds Expectations or larger in six of his 9 courses. He regularly displayed talents to carry out magic past his years, and had he spent as a lot time learning and working towards as Hermione, it’s not a stretch to assume that he might have been extra completed at magic than she was.
four) Hermione was abusive and manipulative
Apart from repeated situations of kicking and hitting each Harry and Ron, Hermione has additionally: kidnapped Rita Skeeter, sicced canaries on Ron simply because she was jealous of his relationship with Lavender, and didn’t inform members of Dumbledore’s Military that the attendance sheet was jinxed to hex anybody who blabbed concerning the membership.
5) McGonagall and Dumbledore is a ship value delivery
Yeah, positive, Dumbledore is homosexual which makes this ship ‘impossible.’ However neither Harry nor Draco are homosexual, and that doesn’t cease any of you. A minimum of McGonagall and Dumbledore have a historical past of friendship and respect for one another that gives a robust basis for a wholesome relationship. You’ll be able to’t say that a lot for different ships.
6) Severus Snape was a horrible one that didn’t obtain redemption
It’s nice that Snape was a double agent finally serving the aspect of excellent. Positive, there are some factors for that. However every little thing he did was out of egocentric love for Lily. Harry’s life meant nothing to Snape, aside from the truth that it was his final connection to Lily.
Furthermore, his remedy of scholars not in Slytherin home is disrespectful and borderline abusive. For instance, he attacked Harry for not understanding solutions to questions on his first day, and he personally attacked Hermione, making enjoyable of the dimensions of her tooth. It’s one factor for Snape to have needed to hold his distance from Harry and the trio due to his double agent standing, and one other to have gone out of his approach to verbally assault them.
7) Hagrid was a horrible grownup determine and affect within the trio’s lives
Hagrid definitely had a sort coronary heart to Harry, however he’s prejudiced, purposely ignorant, and incapable of efficiently doing most duties he was assigned.
He criticizes centaurs, and thusly a centaur good friend, as being mere “ruddy star-gazers”; and although not anti-muggle, he definitely believes them to be inferior to wizards and witches, “it’s your bad luck you grew up in a family o’ the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on.” Hagrid additionally regularly underestimated the hazard of many animals (Aragog, Buckbeak, blast-ended skrewts, and so on.). Lastly, look no additional than Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone to see how horrible he’s and finishing duties. He left Harry to discover the Hogwarts Categorical on his personal and didn’t inform him how to discover platform 9 three/four. Most of the time, the trio acted extra like adults than Hagrid.
eight) Slytherin college students didn’t deserve the hate from the opposite homes
JK Rowling actually did Slytherin home soiled within the Harry Potter collection by having so few respectable characters originate from that home. The collection was from Harry Potter’s personal perspective, who did certainly have a bias, however that doesn’t imply his opinion couldn’t have modified had he are available contact with good Slytherins.
The Slytherin prejudice was so robust by so many individuals within the collection, Slytherins weren’t even allowed to battle towards the Demise Eaters within the last battle in the event that they’d needed to. Certainly not all youngsters who are sorted into Slytherin are inherently evil?
9) Harry ought to have died and stayed lifeless
If Harry Potter, the Chosen One, the Boy Who Lived, had truly died in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, his sacrifice would have been extra significant. Harry dying would have been heart-wrenching, however him dying to ensure that Voldemort to die would have added a lot weight to the ending.
10) Tom Riddle was able to redemption if he’d had any type of nurturing or steerage
Tom Riddle displayed a number of indicators of troubling and disturbing conduct as a toddler, indicators that Dumbledore knew about. Regardless of Dumbledore’s concern for Tom’s frame of mind, all he did was reprimand him and warn him that such conduct wouldn’t be tolerated at Hogwarts.
Even as soon as Tom received to Hogwarts all Dumbledore did was ‘keep an eye on him.’ Some youngsters require extra consideration than others, and maybe a boy with such disturbing tendencies ought to have been higher taken care of, and had extra direct steerage. Who is aware of what would have occurred had Tom been adopted, or just given the right consideration he clearly wanted at an earlier age.
11) Dobby’s fixed interference in Harry’s life warranted his dying
Yeah Dobby could possibly be cute and he had the best intentions, however after a couple of occasions his “help” was an annoying hindrance at greatest, and downright harmful at worst.
Stealing Harry’s letters in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrers was merciless, even when Dobby’s coronary heart was in the suitable place long run. Then there’s the rogue Bludger which might have killed Harry. Dobby’s unwavering loyalty to Harry is admirable, however his lack of thought earlier than motion is finally a detriment to himself and people round him.
12) Harry shouldn’t have been an Auror
Harry’s want to be an Auror is so comparable to muggle youngsters’s want to be a firefighter, astronaut, or policeman. It’s not that Harry can be incapable of turning into an Auror, it simply doesn’t align together with his objectives and motivations.
Harry needed to turn out to be an Auror at a time when darkish witches and wizards have been in abundance due to Voldemort’s return. It is sensible Harry would need to be an Auror in conflict occasions, given he’s the Chosen One, a duty he kind of accepted. However after Voldemort’s defeat, why would he nonetheless need that? Why would Harry Potter, the boy who ended the warfare, need to proceed a lifetime of preventing? Given Harry’s want for love and household, wouldn’t it have made extra sense for him to select a much less harmful career?
13) Bellatrix Lestrange and Fenrir Greyback have been scarier villains than Voldemort and Umbridge
Voldemort might have been the large baddie within the Harry Potter collection, however his ego was an apparent and deadly character flaw. Umbridge’s evil techniques have been extra conniving than blatant homicide, however at the least her prejudices have been apparent and it’s simpler to act towards somebody when you already know their intentions.
Bellatrix and Fenrir have been utterly totally different beasts. They we’re extremely violent and much more unpredictable. Bellatrix obtained pleasure out of enjoying together with her victims, and Fenrir’s choice for attacking youngsters was sinister in a means in contrast to some other within the Harry Potter collection.
14) Sirius Black shouldn’t have been Harry’s Godfather
Sadly for Sirius, his imprisonment in Azkaban at a younger age appeared to have prevented him from maturing out of his reckless teenaged conduct. His affect wasn’t what Harry wanted. Harry’s upbringing on the Dursley’s left him in want of not simply love, however steerage. Sirius definitely beloved Harry, however he totally incapable of imparting the grownup steerage Harry uniquely wanted.
For instance, when Sirius needed to go to Harry in Hogsmeade as his animagus canine type, it was Harry who had to advise towards it. Sirius may need been found and captured or killed. Sirius’ response was to lash out at Harry saying that he’s nothing like how father, that the danger is what would have excited James. It’s lots blow, and a transparent indication of Sirius’ immaturity.
15) Harry wasn’t overly ‘angsty’ in Order of the Phoenix, he was justifiably annoyed
It wasn’t “teen angst” that brought about Harry to be so indignant in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Harry was the unwitting hero who accepted an enormous endeavor with nary a grievance.
In Order of the Phoenix, the boy who was meant to save the world was all of the sudden being lied to and stored out of the loop for unknown causes. If the destiny of the world is in your shoulders, you’d anticipate (and need) to be a part of the dialog on how to accomplish that. It’s comprehensible that Harry would grow to be annoyed and indignant together with his pals and confidantes once they reduce him out with out rationalization.
What controversial opinions about Harry Potter do you’ve got?
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