I've been wanting to write a post about Minerva McGonagall for ages but to be honest, words fail me when it comes to her awesomeness. She's underappreciated I think and truth be told, I wish she'd gotten more time in the spotlight. I could definitely go for a book series dedicated to her! So, since I can't find all the right words, gifs should help:
Why McGonagall is a BAMF
I will never forget when she took multiple stunning spells to the chest in OotP...LIKE.A.BOSS. I hated every single person who stunned her though but I like that it showed how amazing she is.
Despite the fact that she's severe and no-nonsense, when people put all their cards on the table, she can be very sympathetic and understanding.
Defending the reputation of felines after that monster Umbridge tried to taint them McGonagall shows what it means to be feline. *high five*...or...er...*front paws up*
Loves and cares for Harry without showing favouritism.
McGonagall always had a soft spot for Harry...but she never let it show. She always disciplined him when he needed to be but it was always clear that she cared a great deal for him.
I adore how enthusiastic she is about Quidditch - breaking the mould for middle-aged women often seen in literature and the media. GO, GO GRYFFINDOR!
Stands up to Umbridge
Among her best moments are when she stands up to that cow Umbridge, fearlessly, with class and with lots of attitude. The sass is strong with this one...
Her no-nonsense attitude ensures that you always know where you stand with her. I've always loved people like that in real life so it's no surprise that I admire the trait in her.
Beyond being tough, McGonagall is an exceptionally gifted witch. Her duel with Snape is proof of that! Ah! To have known her in her prime!
McGonagall may not wear her heart on her sleeve, but she truly has tons of compassion. Being tough on the outside and soft on the inside is a skill very few have mastered....especially as well as this lady.
Pottermore revealed some previously unknown history on McGonagall and her romantic past. Reading through it all shows how fiercely independent she was, even at an early age. Not to mention a feminist ♥
Through it all, McGonagall is FAIR. She may want Gryffindor to win but she'd never penalized other students purposely...like other teachers did >.> *ahem*
Share some of your favorite McGonagall Moments with me :)