Welcome to another installment of Harry Potter Theory. In today’s video, we’re going to be discussing Harry Potter, the house system, and a popular “what if” scenario that has been leaving fans curious for years- WHAT IF Harry Potter, the boy who lived, was sorted in to SLYTHERIN. What makes this question so compelling is that Harry is such a quintessential Gryffindor- showing his immense bravery on numerous occasions throughout the series. Furthermore, Harry being in Slytherin would PRESUMABLY alter the course of the entire series.
Let’s dive right in to it.
Now, when the books first start out Harry is just an innocent, downtrodden young man. He’s trapped in the boring muggle world with no real concept of the wizarding world, and he has some of the worst adoptive parents that you could ask for. Right from the very beginning, you feel for Harry, and you can’t help but think of all the hardship that he has to endure up to that point.
When Harry starts nearing the appropriate age to start attending Hogwarts, one of the most famous magical schools in the wizarding world, he starts getting Hogwarts letters in the mail. This happens because of the book of admittance and quill of acceptance.
Little did he know that when his name was first inscribed on the book of admittance it would change his life forever. When the Hogwarts letters started piling in, Harry’s uncle Vernon knew exactly what was up- and vehemently disallowed Harry from opening any of the letters sent, despite them being addressed to him.
Fortunately, however, Dumbledore and Hagrid are more than privy to Harry’s ‘unique’ circumstances, and Hagrid ends up hand-delivering the acceptance letter to Harry, ensuring that he is aware of the upcoming school year. After a brief explanation from Hagrid introing the wizarding world, Harry travels to diagon alley where he picks up all of his school supplies. At first it’s overwhelming- but at the same time it’s exciting, as it indicates a new chapter in Harry’s life- a chapter full of excitement and magic. What we need to remember though, is that Harry, despite his reputation, wasn’t yet a strong person. He had a rough start to his life, the only influences he had were his adoptive family, who were awful, and he must have been HIGHLY impressionable. Not before long, Harry finds himself on the Hogwarts Express, sharing a compartment with a somewhat shy, yet friendly Ron Weasley. Together, the pair make the journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters at King’s Cross Station in London to Hogwarts for the very first time. However, Harry’s previously tranquil and confusing first journey to Hogwarts is not without altercation. Shortly after Harry and Ron have introduced themselves, Draco, Crabbe and Goyle all burst in to their compartment- curious to see if it’s true that THE Harry Potter is coming to Hogwarts.
After insulting Ron due to his appearance – red hair, freckles, shabby looking…must be a Weasley – Draco offers what I believe is meant to be his best piece of advice, along with his outstretched hand:
“‘You’ll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don’t want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there.’
He held out his hand to shake Harry’s…”
Of course, in the book, Harry quickly rejects this offering, with the sentence ending with “…but Harry didn’t take it.”
But…WHAT IF he had? What if, in that moment, he had hesitated, ever so slightly. Paused just long enough to think, “Well, what’s the harm in keeping my options open? Who really knows who these two boys are? Who’s to say that Ron Weasley would make a better ally than Draco Malfoy in this new and intimidating world I’ve found myself thrown into?”
Like I stated earlier, Harry is young and massively impressionable. He was THRUST in to a magical world with no prior knowledge of it, and now he’s being put in pressure situations where he’s having to assess, on the spot, which company is right for him. But I’ll also say this- Harry’s willingness to accept or deny Draco’s handshake does not necessarily have any bearing on what house he would end up in, it just means that things might be a bit more awkward for him once he’s sorted in to Slytherin, having instead chosen the friendship of someone in a rival house. HOWEVER, for the sake of the video I’m going to proceed on the basis that Harry did accept Draco’s handshake- a decision that would already send him in a very different direction than the Harry we’re used to.
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Hey, everyone welcome to another installment of harry.
Potter theory in today's video, we're going to be discussing harry potter the house system and a popular.
What if scenario that has been leaving fans, curious for years.
What if harry potter the boy who lived was sorted into slytherin? What makes this question? So compelling is that harry is such a quintessential gryffindor showing his immense bravery on numerous occasions throughout the series.
Furthermore, harry being in sutherin would presumably alter the course of the entire series, let's dive, right into it.
Now when the books first start out harry is just an innocent downtrodden, young man, he's trapped in the boring muggle world with no real concept of the wizarding world.
And he has some of the worst adoptive parents that you could ask for right from the very beginning, you feel for harry, and you can't help, but think of all of the hardship that he has had to endure up to that point when harry starts nearing the appropriate age to start attending hogwarts.
One of the most famous magical schools in the wizarding world.
He starts getting hogwarts letters in the mail.
This happens because of the book of admittance and quill of acceptance little did he know that when his name was first inscribed in the book of admittance, it would change his life forever.
When the hogwarts letters started piling in harry's, uncle vernon knew exactly what was up and vehemently disallowed harry from opening any of the letters scent, despite them being addressed to him.
Fortunately, however, dumbledore and hagrid are more than privy to harry's unique circumstances and hagrid ends up hand delivering the acceptance letter to harry ensuring that he is aware of the upcoming school year after a brief explanation from hagrid introing, the wizarding world, harry travels to diagon alley where he picks up all of his school supplies at first it's overwhelming.
But at the same time, it's exciting as it indicates a new chapter in harry's life, a chapter full of excitement and magic what we need to remember though is that harry despite his reputation wasn't yet, a strong person, he had a rough start to his life.
The only influences he had were his adoptive family who were awful.
And he must have been highly impressionable, not before long harry finds himself on the hogwarts express sharing a compartment with a somewhat shy yet, friendly, ron weasley together, the pair make a journey from platform, nine and three-quarters at king's cross station in london to hogwarts for the very first time.
However, harry's previously tranquil and confusing first journey to hogwarts is not without altercation.
Shortly after harry and ron have introduced themselves, draco crabb and goyle all burst into their compartment.
Curious to see if it's true that the harry potter is coming to hogwarts after insulting.
Ron due to his appearance, red hair, freckles shabby, looking must be a weasley draco offers.
What I believe is meant to be his best piece of advice along with his outstretched hand.
You'll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others potter.
You don't want to go making friends with the wrong sort.
I can help you there.
He held at his hand to shake harry's, of course, in the book harry quickly, rejects this offering with the sentence ending with but harry didn't.
But what if he had what if in that moment? He had hesitated ever so slightly paused just long enough to think well, what's the harm in keeping my options open, who really knows who these two boys are who's to say that ron weasley would make a better ally than reggae malfoy in this new and intimidating world.
I found myself thrown into like I stated earlier.
Harry is young and massively impressionable.
He was thrust into a magical world with no prior knowledge of it.
And now he's being put in pressure situations where he's having to assess on the spot, which company is right for him.
But I'll also say this harry's willingness to accept or deny draco's handshake does not necessarily have any bearing on what house he would end up in.
It just means that things might be a bit more awkward for him.
Once he sorted into slytherin having instead chosen the friendship of someone in a rival house, however, for the sake of the video I'm going to proceed on the basis that harry did accept draco's handshake, a decision that would already send him in a very different direction than the harry we're used to.
And so instead of immediately, rebuffing draco and making an enemy, he reaches out and meets draco's hand, perhaps he does so while looking at the floor and even blushes a little feeling a bit ashamed for not standing up for ron who had just been so nice to him once they reach hogwarts.
And the sorting ceremony begins harry listens to the sorting hat's song, along with the rest of the students, paying special attention to the following verses, there's, nothing hidden in your head, the sorting hat, can't, see so try me on.
And I will tell you where you ought to be students begin to get sorted into their houses and harry sees malfoy his new and potentially only ally become a member of slytherin house.
So what could be so bad about joining a house with someone who's offered to show him the ropes of the wizarding world? And then, as if answering this thought, when harry is called up for his placement, the sorting hat shares, you could be great, you know, it's all here in your head and slytherin will help you on the way to greatness no doubt about that.
And instead of fighting it, harry embraces it thinking that doesn't sound so bad after all slytherin isn't inherently bad.
In spite of the brush that it's painted with from harry's perspective.
He might question why it would even be an option as a house if it was as bad as some people said house, biases are a very real thing.
And it just so happened that harry's initial friendships in the existing story were students that came from gryffindor.
Of course, they were going to be pro gryffindor and auntie, slytherin.
Their rivals with that being said, upon the sorting hat's declaration that harry was indeed a slytherin.
Nothing would have been the same for him.
Obviously, the first major difference would have been his friendships at hogwarts hard to have best friends in sutherland's rival house of gryffindor, especially if you've slighted one of those people before you even really got to know them and it's, highly unlikely that harry's new pal, draco would have accepted hermione granger, a mudblood or witchborn of muggle parents as acceptable company.
And so harry would have continued to develop a friendship with draco.
This bond likely would have pushed crab and goyle out of draco's, immediate crew, who needs bodyguards friends when you have the great and famous harry potter as your bestie due to harry's interest in quidditch, or at least his interest in being in the team.
Harry may have still ended up playing the sport, but for slytherin house, perhaps he would have intentionally ousted southern's, former seeker, terence higgs in his first year at hogwarts fueled by his developing maliciousness, or maybe he would have waited until lucius malfoy draco's.
Dear, dad, donated enough, nimbus, 2001, broomsticks to the entire southern quidditch team in their second year, resulting in both harry and draco being welcomed onto the team harry and draco may have fought over who played seeker.
But something tells me harry would have earned the role being the talented and famous harry potter.
In either case, I think harry would have still been enthusiastic about the game of quidditch just on a different team.
And so similarly to his friendships, harry's other relationships also would have been affected.
Most notably his mentors instead of albus, dumbledore, hogwarts headmaster.
The obvious choice would have been the head of southern house, severus snape with harry's placement in southern rather than gryffindor.
Perhaps snape would have sooner revealed his past connection with harry's mother lily and seen less of a resemblance between harry and his dad james who was, of course, a gryffindor with snape as harry's mentor.
There would have been little reason for dumbledore to get so involved in harry's life and progression through hogwarts as he already would have had the guidance of severus.
And with draco openly referring to likes of hagrid as riff raff.
It would have been unlikely that harry pursued any further interactions.
The lowly school game keeper, harry's, love interests and romantic inclinations would have also been impacted hard to see him firing up a romance with ginny weasley after so many years of bad blood between harry and ron, which would have been a direct result of the handshake with draco.
I guess it's possible that he may have still had a relationship with ravenclaw's cho chang.
But something tells me this version of harry would have been more interested in someone a little less kind and a little more ruthless like say, pansy, parkinson leader of a gang of girls from southern house who were often associated with draco and his crew.
It stands to reason that pansy who was seen to be romantically linked to or at least interested in draco throughout the series may have even become involved in a love triangle between malfoy and harry.
If harry had been a suitor, perhaps he would have been the one to take pansy to the yule ball in the goblet of fire, not draco from there who knows what might have happened? I think that if harry was sorted into slytherin there's, a large chance that he could have adopted the role that draco plays in each of the books, replacing malfoy as the villain as an orphan who lost his parents at such a young age and who was badly mistreated by his extended family for his entire childhood.
It really doesn't seem that far-fetched that harry could have become this series antagonist rather than its protagonist can't.
You just see it a malicious version of harry, replacing draco in each of malfoy's scenes, perhaps he would have even been the one sought out by voldemort to assassinate dumbledore, which begs the question if harry had become the villain who would have carried out the adventures of harry potter who would have stopped professor, quirrell voldemort from getting the philosopher's stone, who would have overshadowed cedric diggory in the triwizard tournament, and who would have hunted down voldemort's, horcruxes alongside ron and hermione.
Flipping the switch entirely.
I think that another what if outcome from harry being sorted into slytherin is that he influenced slytherin house for the better, giving a positive impression, onto draco, coyle crabb and all of the other slytherins who embraced him.
We see harry grow up with an intense rivalry with draco, but who's to say that if he had grown up alongside him some of harry's innate positive traits, couldn't have rubbed off on him, maybe harry's nature and sorting into slytherin could have resulted in a more unified hogwarts.
If you want I'll elaborate on that what-if scenario in another video anyway, I hope you enjoyed today's video.
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It's a little unthinkable in the early books, but there's a real possibility that Harry and Draco Malfoy would have ended up being close friends. As a Slytherin, Harry would have spent very little time in Hogwarts outside of the classroom with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.Was Harry meant to be in Slytherin? ›
The hat sorts him into Gryffindor. Harry's choice of telling the Hat "Not Slytherin" was not just him choosing houses, it was a demonstration of his true persona: he was not someone whose ambition ruled his choices. Harry's choice, interestingly enough, also ruled him out of Ravenclaw.Why would Harry be better in Slytherin? ›
He is ambitious
It is that level of determination that really elevates Harry to the role of Slytherin: in every book, he sets himself on a path to reach his end goal regardless of cost.
Yes, because he did have some of the qualities Salazar Slytherin was seeking for (apart from the Voldemort shard in his brain), which is why the Hat was arguing in favour of putting him there. In fact, he would have made a good anything.Would Snape have hated Harry if he was in Slytherin? ›
If Harry had been put in Slytherin, Snape, as the head of house would see him more and find more reasons to hate him and make his life miserable.Were there any good Slytherins? ›
Severus Snape, Horace Slughorn, Andromeda Tonks, Narcissa Malfoy and Regulus Black were all Slytherin heroes in their own way, if you think about it. And Merlin – as in, yes, King Arthur's advisor and the most famous wizard in history – was a Slytherin.Why Albus Potter is a true Slytherin? ›
He is cunning
Slytherins are a cunning lot, and there are all kinds of examples of Albus Potter using his wiles to come up with schemes and plans worthy of any member of Salazar's house throughout Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Albus Potter isn't a bad kid, but Hogwarts doesn't have what he needs. Still, he has to be Sorted, so he goes to Slytherin. Don't forget, Albus Potter doesn't wanted to be Sorted into Slytherin. He's scared enough that he worries over it and asks about it and requires reassurance on that front.Why didn t Harry end up in Slytherin? ›
At the core, Harry's reasons for not wanting to be in Slytherin were due to all the negative stories he had heard from Ron (his to-be best friend) and Hagrid (his first wizard friend). Besides, he had also had a distasteful first encounter with Draco (a Slytherin hopeful).Who is the strongest Slytherin in Harry Potter? ›
- 6 Dolores Umbridge.
- 5 Lucius Malfoy.
- 4 Draco Malfoy.
- 3 Leta Lestrange.
- 2 Severus Snape.
- 1 Tom Riddle.
Chapter 33 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows "The Prince's Tale," is a fantastic insight into Snape's budding years at Hogwarts. Right off the bat, on Hogwarts Express, he declares he wants to be sorted into Slytherin, as he prefers being brainy over brawny.Is Lily Potter a Slytherin? ›
But when they went to Hogwarts, everything changed. The pair were parted when the Sorting Hat placed Severus in Slytherin and Lily in Gryffindor, and while Lily thrived in her new, magical life, Snape was essentially placed in close quarters with the likes of Lucius Malfoy, Avery and Mulciber.Why would anyone want to be Slytherin? ›
But most people who prefer Slytherin do so because they prize Slytherin values - cunning, ambition, the desire for greatness, resourcefulness, determination - the way you prize Hufflepuff values, and because they see Slytherin as a House defined more by its Pottermore Welcome Letter than its canonical portrayal.Would Slytherin approve of Voldemort? ›
Slytherin would have mixed feelings on Voldemort. On one hand, Voldemort has tainted blood in his veins. Yet, on the other hand, Voldemort attempted to accomplish Slytherin's most sought out goal:getting rid Hogwarts of Muggleborns.Who was the worst Slytherin? ›
Today we look at the reasons why he embodied all the worst Slytherin traits and gave his house a bad name… Lucius Malfoy was an odious character. He was slimy, sneaky, vain and cruel – to name a few of his most… charming behaviours.Was Dumbledore unfair to Slytherin? ›
Dumbledore's clear favoritism toward the Gryffindor house was obvious and had lasted generations. And while there was no clear reason for why he did this, it ended up being in the best interests of everyone around, despite being unfair to the students of Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.How would Snape react if Harry was a girl? ›
Snape Wouldn't Hate Her So Much
Harry reminded Snape of James, but if Harry had been a girl, he may have reminded Snape of Lily instead. Meaning Snape would have been a lot more eager to protect and help girl Harry throughout the series.
In the Chamber itself, we see a large statue of a wizard, which Harry presumes is Salazar Slytherin. We also meet Tom Riddle, who is, as it turns out, the heir of Slytherin. Present only in spirit, he has all the same been controlling Ginny, and having her act as Slytherin's heir.Were there any Death Eaters not in Slytherin? ›
Peter Pettigrew. Peter Pettigrew, (a.k.a. Wormtail), is the only Death Eater known to have been in a House other than Slytherin (Gryffindor) while at Hogwarts.Were there any evil hufflepuffs? ›
Hufflepuff has produced the least amount of Dark wizards
'They didn't want to show off, they weren't being reckless, that's the essence of Hufflepuff. ' In fact, the most evil deed we can remember a Hufflepuff ever doing was Ernie Macmillan wearing a 'Potter Stinks' badge.
In the books and on Pottermore, Hermione Granger was Sorted into Gryffindor. We also see Hermione mention that the Hat had difficulty deciding whether to put her into Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, and ultimately decided to put her in Gryffindor.What house was Lily Luna Potter sorted into? ›
Lily Luna Potter (September 1, 2008-Present) is a Half-blood Witch born to Harry and Ginny Potter (née Weasley). From 2019 to 2026 she attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she was sorted into Ravenclaw. Lily has two older brothers, James Sirius Potter and Albus Potter.Why is Hermione a descendant of Slytherin? ›
Her real parents were Daneel and Dean Novak, Pureblooded wizards. Turns out Daneel was Tom Riddles younger sister, Daneel Riddle. Of course, the Riddles were related to Salzar Slytherin himself, and this made Hermione the living heir of Slytherin. The problem with being a female Slytherin heir, is that they're cursed.Who is Albus Potter in love with? ›
Because the biggest secret being kept inside the Princess Theatre is the secret love that the play's two young protagonists – Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy – have for one another. We are not the first people to notice this, and certainly weren't the only ones talking about it at this weekend's opening gala.Why did Harry name his son after Snape? ›
Harry Potter named his son after the character Professor Severus Snape in tribute to him dying for “for Harry out of love for Lily [Potter],”JK Rowling revealed on Friday.Who is the heir of Gryffindor? ›
Harry is the Heir of Gryffindor (though his powers have been bound by his father when he was a baby), Neville is the Heir of Hufflepuff, Meghan (OFC, daughter of Sirius) is the Heir of Ravenclaw. Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Remus/Tonks. Sixth year. After a rare magical illness Harry becomes outstandingly powerful.Who did the Sorting Hat get wrong? ›
No, the Sorting Hat doesn't sort too early. First things first, there have been a couple of occasions when the Sorting Hat has possibly made a mistake. The most obvious example would be Peter Pettigrew – who rather than demonstrating courage and chivalry, was weak with a real knack for self-preservation.Did Harry Potter's son get put in Slytherin? ›
Albus Severus is the main character in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." He's the ugly duckling of the family, is sorted into Slytherin, befriends Scorpius Malfoy, and isn't good at magic.Why did Hermione Ron and Harry want to change into Slytherins? ›
That night, Harry, Ron, and Hermione speculate on whether Malfoy is the Heir of Slytherin, and Hermione suggests that they could find out by making a Polyjuice potion, thus turning themselves into Slytherins and eavesdropping on Malfoy in their House common room.What is the most underrated Hogwarts house? ›
Hufflepuff is the most underrated house at Hogwarts. Gryffindors may have the confidence to ask people out. Ravenclaws can charm their dates with witty banter over a Butterbeer. Slytherins can impress their paramours with their ambition.
After a fellow Slytherin, the next best match for this shrewd house would probably be Ravenclaw. A Slytherin could use Ravenclaw's intellectual and inquisitive nature to their advantage, plan their world domination in minute detail.What are the worst traits of Slytherin? ›
Each house has a set of traits and characteristics associated with it, and those in Slytherin are known for being ambitious, cunning, and resourceful. Slytherins are also sometimes regarded as being evil thanks to the fact that many of the most sinister witches and wizards have been associated with this house.Is Harry more Gryffindor or Slytherin? ›
Harry Potter came very close to being sorted into Slytherin before he persuaded the Hat to sort him into Gryffindor.Who is the most famous wizard from Slytherin? ›
Merlin himself was sorted into Slytherin when he was at Hogwarts, and the young wizard went on to become one of the most famous wizards in history. The Order of Merlin, named to commemorate him, has been awarded since the fifteenth century.Who was head of Slytherin before Snape? ›
History of Slytherin
The Head of Slytherin is Horace Slughorn (who left the role to Severus Snape for fifteen years before taking it up again in 1996) and the House's patron ghost is the Bloody Baron.
Slytherins are extremely resourceful, and this is a trait that Dumbledore possesses as well. Dumbledore has been in plenty of situations where he has to be creative and use what he has available to him. He recognizes the importance of thinking on one's feet and being creative in difficult situations.Why did Snape swear to protect Draco? ›
To keep his cover pretty much. Bellatrix never trusted him and this was her way of trying to prove she was right. There is also the deal with Dumbledore that he must be the one to kill him, so It was pretty much already in action to happen anyway.What Patronus is Slytherin? ›
Foxes are cunning, resourceful and fiercely intelligent – remind you of anything? That's right – we wouldn't be surprised if some members of Slytherin house find themselves with a fox Patronus. Foxes are also highly adaptable and can live in many diverse habitats around the world.Why wasn t Sirius Black in Slytherin? ›
Sirius's early life proved unhappy; he had come to hate most of his relatives, in particular his mother. He rejected his family's pure-blood elitism and reverence for the Dark Arts. At Hogwarts, rather than be sorted into Slytherin like the rest of his family, Sirius was placed in Gryffindor.Is Moaning Myrtle a Slytherin? ›
Born in the late 1920s to Muggle parents, Myrtle Warren started her Hogwarts life in the early 1940s, where she was sorted into Ravenclaw.
Harry would have been internally conflicted if he had been Sorted into Slytherin. Although he still would have felt that Hogwarts was the only place he had ever belonged, he might have felt wary forming relationships with the children of Death Eaters.What happens if you choose Slytherin? ›
Your Character as a Slytherin
Being a member of House Slytherin won't protect you from Merula Snyde's ire; she will hate you just as much as if you belong to any other House and will still work to undermine you. Character dialogue (sadly) won't change if your character belongs to House Slytherin.
Slytherins are hardworking and desire success. They are known to achieve great things (even if not always good things). They are the kind of people who make you want to be better just by being around them. They are determined and resourceful.Was Salazar Slytherin a bad guy? ›
Type of Villain
Salazar Slytherin is the posthumous overarching antagonist of the Harry Potter franchise.
This is the only known instance of a Hufflepuff ever becoming a Dark Wizard — and it's in an alternate timeline. In the world of Harry Potter as we know it, there are no recorded instances of a person who was sorted into Hufflepuff ever becoming a Death Eater, or any other kind of Dark Wizard for that matter.Are there any mudbloods in Slytherin? ›
Not very, and chances are that there haven't been many. But Deathly Hallows(the book) does have one of the Snatchers who capture the trio comment that “There aren't a lot of Mudblood Slytherins”, so such a thing does happen.Why wasn t Harry placed in Slytherin? ›
At the core, Harry's reasons for not wanting to be in Slytherin were due to all the negative stories he had heard from Ron (his to-be best friend) and Hagrid (his first wizard friend). Besides, he had also had a distasteful first encounter with Draco (a Slytherin hopeful).What would happen if Draco was sorted into Gryffindor? ›
If Draco had been a Gryffindor, he still would have had parents strongly affiliated with Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange as an aunt. Malfoy Manor would've still been a good base for Voldemort. Dumbledore would remain a major threat and Malfoy would have been in a good position to get close to him at school.What if Harry was put in Ravenclaw? ›
Ravenclaw. Similarly to Hufflepuff, in Ravenclaw, Harry would face a great deal of pressure to not break or bend rules. His quick wit and snark would thrive here though, as well as his tendency to act independently. In Ravenclaw, Harry might not find the kinship with his fellow peers that he would in the other houses.What if Harry was a squib? ›
If Harry had been a squib, it would have been a game changer. A squib wouldn't have been a focus of the prophecy, so it's not very likely the Dursleys would have had much to do with Harry. His own parents would have raised him.
Harry Potter battled with the Sorting Hat over his desperation not to be placed in Slytherin. Years later, his son Albus arrived at Hogwarts with similar preconceptions. Meanwhile, Neville Longbottom was so intimidated by Gryffindor that he nearly became a Hufflepuff.Has the Sorting Hat ever been wrong? ›
No, the Sorting Hat doesn't sort too early. First things first, there have been a couple of occasions when the Sorting Hat has possibly made a mistake. The most obvious example would be Peter Pettigrew – who rather than demonstrating courage and chivalry, was weak with a real knack for self-preservation.What if Snape was never sorted into Slytherin? ›
If Snape hadn't been in Slytherin, Voldemort would have still risen to power, yes. But Snape might well have been on the good side from the start, and wouldn't have betrayed Trelawney's prediction to Lord Voldemort.Did Harry get in trouble for almost killing Draco? ›
Snape saved Draco, and having realised that Harry got a hold of the old textbook, he punished Harry with a multitude of detentions for nearly killing Malfoy.Why does Draco's mom ask Draco if he's dead? ›
She asked him because if Draco was still alive, she had something to fight for. She had a reason to lie to Voldemort. If Draco is alive, she needs to get into the school to see him and protect him, and helping Harry feign death was the easiest way to do that. But if Draco was already dead, she wouldn't have bothered.Why didn t Hermione get sorted into Ravenclaw? ›
And this is why Hermione does not fit into Ravenclaw, since she lacks their creativity of thought. When you also add in her fearlessness and her strong convictions about right and wrong, which are inherently Gryffindor traits, then there was even less of a chance she'd end up wearing blue and bronze.Why was Ron not in Hufflepuff? ›
Being Harry Potter's best friend certainly needed heaps of bravery – hence the Sorting Hat not messing around in sorting Ron into Gryffindor, the house of his parents, brothers and sister. But the Hat specifically states that Gryffindors usually have 'daring, nerve and chivalry'.
When it comes to values and opinions, Ravenclaws could also help Slytherins see a broader perspective. Often accused of being too single-minded, a partnership with a Ravenclaw might allow a Slytherin to think deeper and consider their actions more carefully.What unforgivable spell did Harry use? ›
The darkest of the Dark Arts, Harry Potter unforgivable curses are the Cruciatus Curse, the Imperius Curse, and the Killing Curse. Although the curses are highly illegal, Harry using Unforgivable Curses happened, but he uses them once he was thrust into the Second Wizarding War.What is the most forbidden spell in Harry Potter? ›
The Killing Curse ('Avada Kedavra')
Obviously there's no coming back from this spell, and according to the Ministry of Magic's classifications (and, again, fake-Moody) this is the worst Unforgivable Curse. If this countdown were about which spell is the most unforgivable we might agree – but weirdly enough it's not.
Harry makes use of two of the Unforgivable Curses in the books. Dueling with Bellatrix Lestrange, he attempts the Cruciatus curse, with limited results; Bellatrix says that he has to really hate someone to make the Unforgivable Curses work properly, righteous indignation isn't enough.