Straight White Boy Problem #989

I’ve noticed that some dudes constantly put on a front due to their perception of masculinity and it hurts them in the long run because they are discouraged from being open about their feelings or getting emotionally close with other dudes for the fear that they will be perceived as “gay”….like i thought me and curtis were having a heart to heart and then curtis said “why do you have to be so gay about this man” DUDE you ASKED how I felt when stephanie didn’t show up for our “study date”….didn’t know having ANY emotion would make someone “gay”…..

Hogwarts Houses (Chocobros)

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, even though it’s a pretty stock post to make as a headcanon blog. I was also initially going to do the ones for the Girls first but I found it easier to get the bros done before them. Also please feel free to chat with me about any of these.

Sidenote: I’m taking the other media (in this case Brotherhood) into account as well.

Gryffindor. A common sorting for him, I’ve seen it often. The biggest reason I say so is how much he matures by the end of the game and how he’s prepared to carry out what his destiny requires of him. Nothing braver than that. Before that though, we can see it even in Brotherhood where he has an almost brash way of looking at life. The way he lashed out at Ignis in the anime comes off very much like an immature Gryffindor to me. There’s also how he used to sneak away from the castle when he was younger, which indicates he has an adventurous side to him too. And I think it’d be fair game to say that putting up with everyone reminding him how his father will die someday (as in having to be King someday) by those around him can be considered another sign of bravery.  His character also seems to dislike the restrictions that come with being a Prince and Gryffindors are typically free birds. A favourite of mine is how he was willing to cover for Iris when he knew Gladio would be absolutely livid over her running away. Standing up for others is very Gryffindor.

Gryffindor. I don’t think this one is too surprising, since I’ve seen others sort him into Gryffindor too. To elaborate on my reasons though, he’s a lot like a Neville!Gryffindor than a typical Gryffindor. He has this hidden inner strength that shows in times of duress, for those who’ve finished the game you can understand why I say that. He’s also pretty courageous, when looking at how he found a way to keep going even when he was miserable as a child. And looking at his childhood further, he seems to have a proactive and determined attitude. And I say this in terms of how he focused on losing weight, and  becoming more sociable so he could befriend Noctis. Or, in terms of how he was prepared to stick by Noctis’ side no matter how tough it got. Showing that he’s also very loyal. And while that’s a very Hufflepuff trait as well, his other qualities tell me Gryffindor is where he belongs. Most importantly though, Gryffindors like to stand up in the face of what’s wrong and I think that’s one reason for why Prompto continues to stay by the other bros’ side. Because he wants some kind of justice for what happened to Insomnia.

Hufflepuff. I was going back and forth on whether he was a Slytherin or Ravenclaw but I settled on Hufflepuff. It seems odd, I’m sure since the common consensus is Ravenclaw for Ignis. but let’s look into it. Hufflepuffs are generally loyal and hardworking. These two qualities initially had me peg Gladio for a ‘Puff but the more I thought about it the more it applies to Ignis. Staying by Noctis’ side and making the effort to get him to take life more seriously is a big deal. He’s dedicated his life to Noctis and grooming him, with the latter task being pretty demanding. Hufflepuffs are big on common sense and words over actions in times of conflict, and even though Ignis fights in the game, you can probably see in his characterisation that if he has the chance to, he’d rather not fight. He’s also pretty selfless and cares about the well being of the team. The way he cooks for everyone and even in gameplay I’d say his Regroup ability is reflective of this. The dedication and group-centric focus he shows tells me he’s a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin. I haven’t see this sorting often, so to some it may seem odd. But Slytherin is a good fit for Gladio. One Slytherin trait that sticks out to me as pointedly Gladio is a deep rooted respect for tradition. Being an Amicitia is very important in the Lucian Royal Court and we see that Gladio has fully embraced the role this involves. Never once does he shirk his duty as the King’s Shield. His loyalty can be considered a trait that puts him in either Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, but in his case the loyalty is a result of the importance he gives the Amicitia’s duty. Not to say that he doesn’t care beyond that, to me personally it just looks like that’s where his sense of loyalty stems from. He seems to also have great social skills (as noted by Prompto) and the fact that he doesn’t seem to resort to violence immediately (as shown by him taking a hit for Noctis and getting that scar), while still being prepared to raise his sword if need be, also owe to why I sort him this way. Slytherins also tend to be resourceful, and I’d be willing to say that can be tied into his Survival skill. All in all I think the strongest aspect to this sorting is how he values tradition. Take that away and his sorting would be different.