It’s been theorized numerous times that Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, and Hermione Granger represent the other Houses that none of them were sorted into. The Sorting Hat thought Harry had tons of potential for the Slytherin House, and the Sorting Hat even went as far as saying, “Not Slytherin, eh? Are you sure? You could be great, you know. It’s all here in your head. And Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, there’s no doubt about that.” The Sorting Hat was certain Slytherin should be Harry’s House, but Harry instead asked for Gryffindor. Slytherin is the House that characterizes ambition, cunning-ness, and resourcefulness, but Gryffindor characterizes bravery, chivalry, and nerve. There’s no doubt that Harry Potter shows a great deal of bravery throughout the entire series, books or movies. In the first movie/book, Harry saves the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone from Voldemort. In the Chamber of Secrets, Harry sacrifices himself to save Ginny, and he would’ve died if Fawkes did not cry on his wound. All of those things aside, we know that the Sorting House sorts people according to what would suit them best. However, the Sorting Hat might play nice and give you the House you desire to be in. If you didn’t know, Neville Longbottom asked the Sorting Hat to be in the Hufflepuff House, but the Sorting Hat didn’t place him there. So, the Sorting Hat hears your opinion, but it doesn’t necessarily always answer to your opinion. In Harry’s case, the Sorting Hat didn’t go against Harry’s wishes, which means he had potential for other Houses. Harry never directly asked for Gryffindor, he only whispered, “Not Slytherin.” That means the Sorting Hat still had options to sort him into Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, but we know neither of those are exactly Harry’s personality type. Harry Potter definitely acted more on the brash and impulsive side, rather than acting with carefully placed logic. He often left assignments he didn’t know to Hermione. Harry, yes, is exceedingly loyal to his friends. His loyalty was exceedingly strong to Dumbledore, his loyalty always was. It’s his patience and kindness that’s questioned. No doubt, Harry has his mother’s kindness. He, however, is not always worried about kindness when he makes his impulsive decisions. That leaves Gryffindor, which seems to fit Harry as his years go by. Harry Potter deserves to be in Gryffindor because he has sacrificed himself countless times to save his friends.
Hermione Granger is the image of Ravenclaw, or is she? She is the smartest student at Hogwarts, and she is commonly known as “The Brightest Witch of Her Age,” but does that make her a Ravenclaw? The Sorting Hat took four minutes to sort Hermione, debating whether she should be in Gryffindor or Ravenclaw. How did the Sorting Hat make its final decision? It’s not certain if Hermione asked to be in one House, or if the Sorting Hat just saw more potential for Gryffindor over Ravenclaw. Either way, Hermione belongs in Gryffindor. She stood up for Harry by punching Malfoy in their third year, and she even created S.P.E.W, but does that open grounds for her being a Hufflepuff? She’s one of the most loyal friends, and she constantly is kind to everyone (except Malfoy who doesn’t deserve her kindness.) She stands up for Neville in fourth year during the Cruciatus Curse, but did she do that out of bravery or out of kindness towards Neville?
Ron definitely seems to fit the Hufflepuff House, but all his family members have belonged to Gryffindor. His loyalty stands out above all other traits of the Hufflepuff house. In the first book/movie, Ron goes as far as sacrificing himself in the chess game just so Harry could continue on to beat Voldemort (or as they thought, Snape.) He has many brave moments, but most of those moments are fueled by his loyalty. Ron is a close friend you want, and he is one of the best (even after screwing up over and over.) In the end, his loyalty brings him back to his friends.
Either way, all three of them endless prove themselves to be Gryffindors at heart.
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