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?