618. A muggleborn kid who started swimming even before he could walk and, sure, he wants to study magic, but he also wants to keep swimming and become a pro. The lake is no place to practice, so he cries and tells his parents that he misses it too much. His parents talk to the headmistress and turns out, there is, in fact, a hidden swimming pool! She even finds a retired certified coach who’s also a wizard to help him with his training.

Four reasons as to why house prejudices are entirely baseless and you shouldn’t follow them -

  • Hermione Granger being brightest witch of her age and still being a Gryffindor because she valued friendship and bravery more than her intellect.
  • Hermione Granger not being rash when caught by inquisitorial squad but instead coming up with a Slytherin worthy plan to not only lure Umbridge out of the castle but effectively put her in danger by taking her to Grawp.
  • Hermione Granger channeling her Hufflepuff and being loyal to Harry even when love of her live threatened to walk out on her (and eventually did)
  • Hermione Granger proving her brightest witch of her age title by keeping Harry safe from raiding death eaters, snatchers and literally every freaking person in Britain by her Ravenclaw worthy unbeatable knowledge of protective enchantments, a feat which was not achieved by even full grown wizards and aurors.

So you see, Hermione Granger was all that, and still a Gryffindor through and through. Because your abilities don’t define your house, your choices do.