The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter
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Sorting LOTR Characters into Hogwarts Houses

By on May 20, 2016

I just out-nerded myself by spending an exorbitant amount of time explaining to my fiance, whilst watching the extended director’s cut of The Fellowship of the Ring, which Lord of the Ring’s characters would go into each Hogwarts house. I spent most of my adolescence obsessed with both The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter franchises (read all the books, seen all the movies), so I feel like I can authoritatively give my insights on both. This takes a concentrated amount of nerdiness, but I think I can safely say that I have cracked the code. The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter can coexist in peace.

All the Hobbits: Hufflepuff

Hobbits: The Lord of the Rings Hufflepuff: Harry Potter

The reason that Hobbits are able to carry the ring to Mordor uncorrupted (or mostly uncorrupted) is because they are good at heart, steadfast, and kind – they are the quintessential Hufflepuff. This proves that the Hufflepuff house can handle adventure and save the day (contrary to what Gryfinndors would have you believe). In the right circumstances, Hufflepuffs rise to the occasion, and their goodness can make them the only person for the job, case in point: bringing the ring to Mordor.

Gandalf, Arwen, Elrond: Ravenclaw

Gandalf - The Lord of the Rings Ravenclaw - Harry Potter
Elrond - The Lord of the Rings Arwen - The Lord of the Rings

These characters use the wisdom of the ages to guide their actions. While they display courage and goodness, it is their vast wealth of knowledge and wisdom that makes them assets to saving the world of Middle Earth. They will go into combat if needed, but their strengths lie primarily in their knowledge.

Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli: Gryffindor

Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli - The Lord of the Rings Gryffindor - Harry Potter

These guys are stereotypical Gryfinndors. They are the doers of The Lord of the Rings world. Their (sometimes self-righteous) bravery gets them through hard times, and they show strength and valor in the face of adversity. They are the best at confronting the enemy straight-on, and they show bravery on the battlefield.

Saruman and Boromir: Slytherin

Saurman - The Lord of the Rings Slytherin - Harry Potter
Boromir - The Lord of the Rings

This comes as no surprise to anyone, right? These guys might not have been all bad, but they let ther lust for power overwhelm them and ultimately lead to their downfalls. I am not saying Slytherins are all bad. But ambition, if unchecked, can lead to some sticky situations, and unfortunately these characters fell prey to that. But, I love you, Slytherins, don’t let a few bad eggs spoil the whole bunch.

Sauron

Sauron - The Lord of the RIngs

Clearly that’s some Voldemort shiz right there. ‘Nuff said.

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    Auriferous

    November 4, 2017

    Dude,no. Boromir is not slytherin. He is a pretty solid gryffindor. Saruman is a ravenclaw because the main reason he became corrupted was his hunger for knowledge. Aragorn, I think, is a slytherin. For a long time, he is only loyal to himself and his Rangers. He becomes brave when it is needed for the quest. His ambition is not being the King, but being different than his ancestors. And you haven’t written her, but Galadrirl is pretty solid Slytherin sinse she manipulates the Fellowship to the light side.

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