Harry Potter Month is a blogger event put together by Faith over at Student Spyglass for the month of
July. For more information visit this link.Hi all! Today's addition to Harry Potter Month is all about chatting with you all about my Favorite characters from the series. Obviously, there are A LOT of characters to choose from - is there any aspect of this story that doesn't shine through as being beyond brilliant? I think not. Anyways, I tried to narrow it down as best I could to the bare necessities. Everyone ready? Here we go:
Harry himself of course, but I won't go into all the details in this post, I'll save that for my upcoming post on the boy himself ;-) Suffice it to say he's THE hero in this story. He saved the world...oooh I don't know, like 7-8 times and survived the Dark Lord himself just as many times! Enough said.
Dumbledore. The man is a genius clearly. His mind boggles my mind; I mean everything about him was so elaborate and wonderfully complex! He knew Harry was up for the challenges he faced so he allowed him to keep trying. He always had a plan and helped out as much as he could. He taught Harry all he needed to know. Sure he had secrets but how could you be Dumbledore and NOT have secrets.
Sirius. Obviously right? The guy is a cool rebel with a tragic life but he was such a bright light for Harry...and one that was so very needed. Their time as a family burned out too soon but it was worth EVERYTHING! I love his recklessness and impulsiveness an the fact that he would always risk himself to save Harry. His love for his godson is one of my absolute favorite parts of the series.
Lupin. Another clear choice for me. THE BEST DADA teacher we ever got to know, no contest. He taught Harry how to make a Patronus Charm, he was one of the few who trusted Dumbledore no questions asked, till the very end AND he overcame his demons and found love. Another tragic life ended too soon but he was oh-so important for Harry...I just love him to bits.
Hermione. THE brightest witch of her age, hands down. Hermione is handy in a tight spot, as brave as any boy and twice as smart. She's not afraid to proudly display her inner nerd, she never backs down and she will fight for what she believes in. Sure she always doubted Harry when he was clearly right O.O BUT she was the voice of reason, she always did her research and she saved the trio's asses too many times to count.
The Entire Weasley Clan: Ron, Ginny, Mrs Weasley, Mr. Weasley, the twins, Bill & Charlie. I only left out Percy (for reasons) even though he came around at the end there...But yeah, this is a fantastic family. Ron faced almost everything Harry did and willingly followed him into mortal danger nearly every.single.time. Ginny is my hero but she's also sadly under-appreciated. That girl was worthy of Harry more than any other girl in Hogwarts. She's ridiculously powerful and gifted, fiery and fearless - I just love her. Mr & Mrs Weasley need no explanation I think. These people took Harry in as one of their own and risked everything over and over for him and for what was right. They're the best fictional parents EVER. The Twins were at Harry's side when it counted too, they made us laugh and then made us cry (WHY?!) Even the lesser known Bill & Charlie were always kind, cool and brave - I have nothing but love for this family. Except Percy.
Luna. I freaking love Luna. She's wonderfully weird, has a huge heart and cherishes her friends above all else. She's just impossible not to love, from her offbeat beliefs to the way she is so fearlessly herself. I wish I'd known strong female characters like her growing up! She's an inspiration.
Neville. The final member of the Silver Trio (Ginny, Luna & Neville) who went through things worse than Harry himself. He came a long way from his first year at Hogwarts and his character evolution throughout was probably the most impressive. I was so proud of him when he came into his own and really lived up to his true potential, I wanted to cheer.
And that's it for me, although I'm sure I must have missed someone important.
I'm curious: Who are your favorites? Let me know :)
...which will also help me remember if I missed anyone >.<