Harry Potter Moment of the Week
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Biggest Betrayal in the Series
This question made me think quite a bit. My brain started small, thinking about all the times Ron betrays Harry. Then I went to Percy betraying his family, Seamus Finnigan betraying Harry in OotP....all the way to Snape betraying the Potters to Voldemort. In my mind though, one betrayal is worst than all the others and stood out above all the others:
Pettigrew selling out the Potters
He was their friend...and he betrayed them. HE WAS THEIR FRIEND!!
- Harry Potter, Prisoner of Azkaban
Sure, Harry said those famous words^^ when he thought Sirius Black had betrayed his parents, but the sentiment stands. Pettigrew was a dear friend of the Potters, and he sold them out to Voldemort. That, to me, is the worst kind of betrayal. You'd expect that sort of thing from a Death Eater. NOT from one of your close friends, and a member of the Order of the Phoenix to boot! Despite all the times Ron ditches Harry, he NEVER would have sold Harry (or anyone) out to Voldemort. Snape's betrayal was a biggie too, but he then spends the rest of his life protecting Harry; to me that redeems him (somewhat). Pettigrew simply never rights his wrong - his minor hesitation towards Harry at the end there doesn't cut it for me, sorry. I've always hated that rat Peter, so to me he deserves this...honor. Asshat!