Can you list the Ron moments that the movie missed our changed?... or maybe give a link to a post which already has the list.
Okay, this is going to be done from memory so bear with me.
Ron offering to share his food with Harry from the moment they meet.
Ron teaching Harry how to play wizard’s chess (this is kind of in the film but not explicitly so I thought I’d include it.)
Staying over Christmas with Harry and trying to cheer him up after the mirror incidents (I think they did film a part of this but it was a deleted scene for some reason ??? why ???)
RON BEING THE CALM ONE DURING THE DEVIL’S SNARE SCENE NOT HERMIONE (’But there’s no wood!’ ‘Are you a witch or not?’)
Chamber of Secrets
Constantly defending Harry from Draco
The scene where Draco calls Hermione a mudblood and it was actually Ron who new what the term meant and explained it, not Hermione
Visiting Hermione in the hospital wing after she turns herself into a cat and bringing her all her homework that she missed
Ron going into a freaking forest full of spiders and tackling his biggest fear. Even though he was shaking the entire time and is so terrified he can’t even speak by the end of it and actually /throws up/ afterwards, he still went and did it because it needed to be done and he wasn’t about to let Harry go alone. (Okay so this was in the films but I really don’t think they actually captured the gravity of it, instead choosing to turn Ron into comic relief… Again.)
Being the one to go to the hospital wing so that Hermione will have someone with her so she’s not alone and to explain what happened when she wakes up
Prisoner of Azkaban
Actually being really concerned about Scabbers’ health and buying the rat tonic for him
Actual background to the Crooksanks v Scabbers business instead of just villainising Ron for the sake of making Hermione seem better
When he was literally woken up by Sirius holding a knife over his bed, who, as far as anyone knew then, was a mass murderer??? Why isn’t this talked about more ??
‘YOU ASKED A QUESTION AND SHE KNOWS THE ANSWER, WHY ASK IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE TOLD?’
Noticing Hermione’s weird af schedule and being the only one to aCTUALLY CARE about where she was going and what she was doing
Literally fucking pushing Harry out of the way when they see Sirius in dog form (who they think is The Grim) and consequently getting a broken leg + dragged by his arm into the Whomping Willow
Awkwardly patting Hermione on the head after she apologises, instead of that weird hug thing they share in the films
Taking on Buckbeak’s appeal and dedicating so much time and effort into his case. Call this boy lazy or apathetic again I dare you.
Standing up on a BROKEN LEG to tell Sirius, who, again, was thought to be a MASS MURDERER, that ‘If you want to kill Harry you’ll have to kill us too!’ whilst Hermione stood frozen in the corner
Making peace with Crookshanks at the end of the book by holding Pigwidgeon up for him to check that he isn’t evil (I love Ron so much)
Goblet of Fire
‘We’ll pick you up on Sunday if you can come, and we’ll still pick you up on Sunday if you can’t’ (or something like that) when talking about the quidditch world cup
The background and reasoning behind the big fight with Harry (+the later argument they had where Harry threw the badge @ his head.)
The actual insecurity Ron suffered because of the dress robes, not just the comic relief side of it.
Helping Harry practice for the second and third tasks practically 24/7 (including letting Harry practice stunning on him!!! #dedication)
Getting Krum to sign his autograph + basically all of hIS HUGE CRUSH ON KRUM JFC
Just generally being there for Harry after Cedric even when Harry pushes him away
Order of the Phoenix
Again, just generally being there for Harry even when Harry is being an ass to him (+ the part where Ron desperately wants to tell him what’s going on but Hermione + all the adults insists that they can’t)
RON WEASLEY BECOMING A MOTHERFUCKING PREFECT
The year of quidditch which, although being an essential part of the book with the whole Umbridge arc, is not even MENTIONED in the film. Literally, it’s one of the only films that doesn’t feature quidditch yet it’s the book where I’d consider quidditch to be the most important.
Anyway, yes, quidditch. Ron getting a new broom and sneaking out to practice so he can try out for the team
HERMIONE KISSING HIM ON THE CHEEK FOR LUCK. I SCREAM.
Ron making it on the team and having very very very little confidence so he’s… quite terrible the first few matches.
The awful ‘Weasley is Our King’ song that Malfoy made and the Slytherins take to singing at. Every. Single. Match.
Ron gaining his confidence and destroying the other team at quidditch, during which, neither Harry or Hermione were actually there to witness it. And Ron is so happy and proud but when Harry and Hermione start talking about Grawp, instead of being petty and angry at them, he listens intently and tries to help
Always backing up Harry when Hermione is being slightly insufferable towards him and not really understanding of his needs. (e.g when she’s pressuring him to do better at occlumency and Ron tells her to back off)
The whole arc where Arthur gets injured and all the Weasleys are sat around the kitchen at Grimmauld place waiting for news + the parts in St Mungos (this was in the film a little but they really didn’t go into the effect it had on the Weasleys. Especially Ron and Ginny)
The miraculous plan they all come up with to get Harry into Umbridge’s office (which, admittedly, backfires, but hey. At least they tries) during which Ron plays a pivotal role, not just a struggling character in the background
Everything to do with the ministry tbh ??? From battling death eaters to the spell that makes him delirious to the brain almost suffocating him
Staying in the hospital wing with Hermione for the rest of the year and the scars all down his arms from where the brain attacked him
Half Blood Prince
When Hermione is talking about why girls find Harry attractive and Ron is all like ‘Look at me Hermione! I’m tall too! I have scars too!”
Backing up Harry when he answers Snape’s question about inferi compared to ghosts (”Well what Harry said was the most useful! If I’m going to face an inferi I’m going to be looking for if it’s transparent not asking ‘excuse me are you the imprint of a departed soul?’” or something similar. Get wrecked Snape.)
All of the quidditch moments in this book are golden.
That moment where Hermione super awkwardly asks Ron to Slughorn’s party and Harry is just in the background like,,, what an interesting plant
Ginny antagonising Ron about never having kissed anyone and the subsequent Lavender disaster that followed
Everything to do with Lavender tbh. Like, their whole relationship, not just the comic version in the movies
Ron’s getting poisoned actually being a really serious thing and all his family showing up at the hospital wing
Pretending to be asleep when Lavender comes to visit (Ron Weasley how dare you, your mother raised you better than this)
Okay, I really want to make a separate post about this but the whole Luna/Ron friendship in this one is gold
I feel like we as a fandom collectively forget this one but Ron and the rest of the DA fighting the death eaters with felix felicis whilst Harry is up the astronomy tower with Dumbledore
Holding Hermione at Dumbledore’s funeral ???? Honestly that’s all I need in life
RON ‘WE’RE WITH YOU WHATEVER HAPPENS’ WEASLEY VOWING TO ALWAYS BE AT HARRY’S SIDE INSTEAD OF SITTING IN THE BACKGROUND LIKE A STALE POTATO WHILST HARRY AND HERMIONE PLAN
Giving Harry the how to charm witches book and actively trying to start a relationship with Hermione
Comforting Hermione when she’s upset and not being awkward about it !!!! Character development (I’m seeing a parallel to the head pat in PoA, anyone else?)
Standing up to the Minister of Magic at the age of seventeen like. Honestly Ron Weasley is such a badass I love him
Literally giving up a life of comfort and security to go and live as a fugitive in order to help Harry
Pushing Hermione the fuck out of the way when they’re found by Death Eaters near Charlesbury !!! Like, this boy is so brave and self-sacrificing I’m going to cry
Falling asleep holding hands with Hermione @ Grimmauld place
The severity of his splinching after the ministry debacle
The very real concern for his sister and Harry + Hermione’s apparent apathy that triggers the fight between him and Harry, not some motive entirely brought about by jealousy as the movies suggest
Okay, not Ron, but the movies really didn’t capture just how unable Harry and Hermione became without him. They didn’t talk to each other, they didn’t communicate in any way for like 95% of his absence. They were literally unable to function without him I’m so sad.
Saving Harry’s life and, importantly, the conversation they had afterwards where Harry reassured him that his insecurities were unfounded. And the hug. Where was my hug,Yates? Where was it?
Ron once again assuming his role as the heart of the trio; making Harry laugh, keeping the spirits up, getting them to function again.
Malfoy Manor. Just. Malfoy Manor. “NO YOU CAN HAVE ME, TAKE ME!” “HERMIONE! HERMIONE!” Literally being so distressed and worried for Hermione that he OFFERED UP HIS OWN LIFE FOR HERS AND LOST THE ABILITY TO THINK RATIONALLY. CAn we just.
Even despite the mental anguish he’s going through, Ron still manages to come up with a solution for where Dobby should take them
Again, despite everything that’s happening around him, Ron does a near perfect imitation of Wormtail’s voice
Disarming Bellatrix fucking Lestrange
Managing to successfully apparate for the first time ever in a very high pressure situation in order to get Hermione to safety
Taking his shoes and socks off to lay on Dobby’s grave
Going back to Hogwarts and the reunion with the rest of his family; including Percy, which I really missed from the books
Literally like everything that happened during the battle of Hogwarts but especially:
“We’ve forgotten someone!” “Who?” “The house elves!” Like, guys, this is such a significant moment for his character and I understand completely why Hermione chooses this moment to kiss him
How wrecked he was after Fred’s death. Like, in the books Ron is actually there to witness it. He sees his brother die. I am Not okay.
Hermione having to physically restrain him because he wants to go and get revenge for Fred
Ron punching Draco in his slimy little face “And that’s the second time we’ve saved your life tonight you two-faced bastard!”
Offering to be the one to go to the shrieking shack ?? ALone ?? He says something like ‘Harry you can’t go un case they see you, wait here with Hermione, and I’ll take the cloak and-” when they all know it could be a suicide mission. I’m.
BREAKING VOLDEMORT’S SILENCING SPELL
I’m sorry let me just re-iterate: RONALD WEASLEY BROKE A SILENCING SPELL MADE BY ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WIZARDS TO EVER EXIST
Taking out Fenrir Greyback with Neville
Being the first to reach Harry after he defeated Voldemort, along with Hermione
Just the part where the trio go to Dumbledore’s office because I just. That’s such a nice and well rounded ending I’m going to cry
In the epilogue, practically everything about Ron is great but especially: “Don’t worry, it’s me, I’m famous”
I love Ron Weasley so much
The films do not do him justice
- Admin Kat
(Feel free to reblog this with anything I’ve missed!)
What do you think about Ron being a prefect because that always pissed me off in my opinion he absolutely did not deserve it
By the time he was 15 Ron Weasley had faced down more genuinely terrifying obstacles than most adults. He had demonstrated that his loyalty would prevail even when he was scared or jealous. He had shown that he had valuable skills and knew his limits, and that he was willing to step aside and take one for the team. Why wouldn’t he deserve to be a prefect?
Even if you’re not a Ron fan, though, consider the context. In appointing prefects Dumbledore would have had several goals in mind:
Keeping a handle on Harry - no one was going to do that better than Ron, including Hermione, who both Ron and Harry sometimes disregard because she can be so by-the-book.
Making sure that Harry had the latitude to do what he needed to do - Ron was going to be understanding of that in a way no one else would have been.
Making sure that the Death Eaters didn’t get a foothold in Gryffindor - Ron would never have let that happen.
Developing the Order’s bench - Ron’s whole family was in the Order, developing his leadership skills and confidence was the safest bet going.
Creating balance in the house - Hermione might be a stickler for rules, but Ron would be a moderating influence.
Appointing prefects who could lighten adults’ loads as they focused on the war - Ron would have had important perspective on what really needed adult intervention and what students could be encouraged to work out on their own.
Appointing prefects who would stand up to each other and make sure no one abused their power - Ron definitely wouldn’t have had a problem stepping in if anyone else, especially Pansy and Draco, had tried pulling rank on younger kids, and the Slytherins would’ve realized that Ron wouldn’t have been above retaliating if they’d been tempted.
Making Ron a prefect also would’ve helped him come into his own among his siblings, given him a better understanding of power and authority (and helped reveal any lurking character issues that power might have brought out - remember how Percy changed when he became a prefect?)
And tbh, if Dumbledore saw what was coming he may have understood the virtue in giving Ron some privileges and creature comforts (for his sake and for Harry’s).
Consider the choices, too. There are only five possible Gryffindor boys prefects.
Harry was way too preoccupied and wouldn’t have benefited from additional responsibility, nor was it the best use of his energy.
Seamus had doubts about whether Voldemort’s return was real and had contributed to people second-guessing Harry, and it would’ve been risky to give him authority if that’s how he might have used it.
Neville still had his old wand and his magical strength wasn’t great yet, and he also may not have had the social authority to enforce rules, plus he had shown that he was willing to stand up to the trio and stop them from doing what they needed to do which, while brave and well-intentioned, had the potential to really get in the way of important stuff.
Dean was great and probably would’ve been a perfectly fine prefect but didn’t come with the same tactical advantages.
Any way you look at it, it’s gotta be Ron. He was the best choice going in any number of ways. Including because he had shown that he deserved it.
I'm in love with the hc that Charlie Weasley is ace and whenever molly asks him abt kids he just pulls out pics of his baby dragons. It gets to the point where molly caves in and just knits them Weasley jumpers
Charlie is the ultimate dragon dad! Let’s be honest though, he’s probably learned early on that dressing tiny, rowdy and extremely flammable dragon babies in wool or any type of cloth is not a good idea. The dragons probably have metal armors with their initials carved on them.
Harry, pointing at the fuming Peruvian Vipertooth with a P on her armor: What’s this one called?
Charlie, with a soft smile: Peanut
Harry, pointing at the growling Ukranian Ironbelly with a B armor in the next enclosure: What about him?
Charlie, cooing at his six ton giant baby: Bubbles!
Okay but what person in JK Rowling’s life was named ‘Percy/Percival’ that annoyed her so much she felt the need to make not one, but two characters with the name, give them government jobs, no senses of humor, and tragic stories?
ok this is something I've been thinking of for a while, Ron always felt like he was overlooked compared to his siblings and Harry. But he's the only one in the family to have his friends over the summer, which is a huge deal when you think how poor they are.
I’ve never thought of it this way, but it’s so true.
He knows by the time he’s twelve that his parents work their asses off to put food on the table for him and his siblings, and it’s so hard for him to get up the courage to ask. He’s a Gryffindor, though, and his best friend needs him.
Molly answers his quiet question with, of course you can bring him, dear, do you want to invite him for August? and grips his shoulder lovingly. He feels, for a wild second, so special, only the second of his brothers ever to bring someone home.
Ron leaves knowing that her brain must be whirring with how she’s going to provide for another child for an entire month, and feels a little guilty about it. The bars on Harry’s window, though, and the look on Harry’s face when Molly immediately begins to feed him and ask after his wellbeing, make it worth it, though.
what she means:
In the Prisoner of Azkaban Remus Lupin tells the students that no witch or wizard has ever seen a boggart's true form, but in Order of the Phoenix, Mrs. Weasley asks Moody to check if the cabinet upstairs contained a boggart reason being that he has a magical eye that can see through walls. That means that the boggart couldn't see him so it couldn't transform into his worst fear which means that Mad-Eye Moody is the only wizard that we know of in all of time that knows what a boggart actually looks like but it's never mentioned by anyone ever again.
i like to think that she is! i mean the books don’t state this explicitly, but there are a few instances where ginny is described as being small. right off the bat i can recall only these two: 1.) george’s “size is no guarantee of power” words when he was talking about ginny; 2.) when they were in department of mysteries in ootp, bellatrix referred to her as “the smallest one”
so yeah, i love to picture ginny being shorter than luna :’)
Do you believe in the theory that says that Ginnie made Harry drink a love potion, that's why he fell in love with her so suddenly
omg i never even heard this theory but like it makes me so angry???
like ok people don’t ship hinny ok that’s fine but like everyone thinks it’s so weird that harry starts developing feelings for her “out of the blue” but that’s just not the case like
it’s completely normal to get feelings for someone randomly. just because harry potter is a book doesn’t mean harry needed this epic love story arch that spanned over all the books. people can’t predict who they fall for, nor can they dictate when. it happens. it’s totally believable that this would happen
when we’re reading half-blood prince, we get to read from page to page and there’s a passage of time that we don’t feel. one chapter will be set in october or something but the next could be december. we’re not getting a day-by-day check-in with harry and his romantic feelings. at the start of half-blood prince harry notices he’s paying more attention to ginny and but the middle of the book he’s practically head-over-heels for this girl. that’s a good few months of feelings that can evolve and develop. to us as readers it might feel sudden but like this is a normal time-span for crushes. it’s genuinely not weird
throughout the entire series, we’re seeing a growing relationship between harry and ginny, one that starts pretty much unrequited but ends mutually. at first ginny has this sort of puppy love for harry, but as each book passes we see them joke together, fight together, grow together, and spend more time together. it’s natural that they would get comfortable with all the summers and holidays spent in each other’s company
ginny don’t need a love potion like come on she’s a complete baller. quidditch star, talented witch, full of sass and bravery and kindness…like harry acknowledges all of these traits. it’s insulting to think the only way ginny could ‘get’ harry is if she puts him under the influence of a love potion. ginny can get any person she wants, she wouldn’t stoop so low as to use love potions for a guy’s attention