Characters That Embody Your Hogwarts House || Top 5 Wednesday

Hey beautiful people!

This weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic is Characters That Embody Your Hogwarts House. Whenever I do the Sorting Hat quizzes around the internet, I always affiliate with both Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. I just recently created an account on the Pottermore website and I was sorted to Hufflepuff (YAY).

Thus, this list will contain fictional characters that I believe would be sorted into Hufflepuff. For an added twist, I’m including fictional characters from books AND television shows/movies.

Hufflepuff Traits: Loyal, Patient, Fair, Hard-working, True

Five. Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsiders

The Outsiders was one of my favourite books growing up and remains to be on my top reading list; it’s a beautiful and heart-wrenching story full of vibrant characters and a memorable story. The film adaptation (extended only) was also well done, though I wish they included the last couple of chapters rather than skipping it (maybe someone will redo the film …).

Ponyboy reminds me of Neville Longbottom (who I still think is an unofficial Hufflepuff) and Newt Scamander; he’s rather quiet and keeps to himself, but he really cares for his family and friends — and the world in general. Seeing the cruelty in the world physically hurts him, as he has a hard time compartmentalizing with it all. He’s loyal beyond belief, willing to stick with Johnny through a scary situation when he didn’t have to. His daydreaming nature and ability to see the beauty in the world makes him a perfect fit as a humble and fair Hufflepuff.

Four. Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings

Yeah, yeah … a bunch of you are going to argue that Gandalf belongs in Ravenclaw or Gryffindor — but no! He does lose his patience at times, but for all he has to deal with — I think that’s pretty normal. Gandalf is completely and utterly selfless, placed upon Middle Earth to save it from destruction (read the books — you’ll get what I mean). He cares so much for his friends and the people around him that you can see the effects of loss every time on his face and in his demeanor. He’s also super laid back and can be rather carefree when the time calls for it. His loyalty is unquestionable, placing trust upon those you’d least expect to succeed.

Three. Dr. John Watson from Sherlock Holmes

Dr. Watson could belong in basically ANY of the houses (yes … even Slytherin — THEY AREN’T ALL EVIL) — this includes the interpretations from Doyle’s classic stories, BBC’s Sherlock, and the 2009 and 2011 Sherlock Holmes film franchise.

What makes me believe that Watson would be sorted into Hufflepuff though is his patience and loyalty towards Sherlock, which is pretty incredible given the fact that Holmes is a lot to handle and comes up with the most insane ideas. But no matter what, Watson stands by him. He’s also a hard-worker, dedicating his time to medicine and to solving crimes. And BOTH of these professions are areas where Watson can help people, which is something he constantly strives for.

Two. Dean Winchester from Supernatural

Oh yes … I am a Supernatural fanatic! No matter how long this series gets and how ridiculous the stories can be, I absolutely adore it.

Though many would argue Dean belongs in Gryffindor, I beg to differ. Yes he’s brave and heroic, but he’s incredibly kind and cares so much for people. Dean LITERALLY has sacrificed his life for humanity and his family on a number of occasions, no matter what it’ll cost him. And with his brother ALWAYS doing SOMETHING — Dean’s patience is pretty good … just sayin’. He’s a guardian angel for all of humanity.

One. Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games

In both the book series and movie adaptations, Peeta is the epitome of a Hufflepuff. He’s completely devoted to helping humanity no matter the costs, putting himself in harms way if necessary. He’s kind and trusting, elements that help aid him and Katniss survive throughout the series. And he’s always seeing the beautiful things in life, finding hope even when it’s hidden.

Do you agree with my list? What house are you and who would you place in it?

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23 thoughts on “Characters That Embody Your Hogwarts House || Top 5 Wednesday

    1. OH MY GOSH! That phrase is so accurate and made me giggle lol. I love Peeta — people have a hate on for him and I don’t know why!!!

      And thank you! I felt as though I made my argument semi well ha-ha! It’s hard because I’m basing largely off the books, which show this a little more than the films. But I think he’s a Hufflepuff in the films too. He seriously could be either Gryffindor or Hufflepuff IMO.

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  1. 100% yes to Dean Winchester being a Hufflepuff. His loyalty to his family is unrivaled. The amount of sacrifices he’s made for the sake of humanity is unreal.

    Oh, Peeta. He gets so much hate, but I love how devoted he was and how he basically was willing to sacrifice himself for Katniss’ happiness.

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      1. Yes!! Supernatural is one of my favourite shows!!!

        The lack of sympathy shown towards Peeta in the third book was unreal. He was tortured and yet he still fought back. They literally tried to take his mind away and he still managed to resit and overcome it afterwards. That takes guts and a load of mental strength!

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      2. ME TOO!! You just become even more cool to me than you already are!!

        I know, eh?! Everytime there was backlash, I was like, “YOU try being tortured mentally and physically without losing it! AND still find a way to help and come back!” Yup … I get rather protective over some characters ha-ha!!

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    1. Thank you!!! You’re too sweet ❤

      Out of all of them, I think Ponyboy holds a very special place in my heart. I relate a lot to how he feels about the world and sunsets and literature and the simple things … and how this makes him different from the people he's always with. His character is such a sweetheart.

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