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SGA Characters sorted into Hogwarts Houses

Gryffindors are passionate about their beliefs, and standing up for what they believe in and who they believe in. They care enough about justice to get into a fight -even if that fight involves an argument with a friend. They want to seek the unknown, but less out of a desire for intellectual discovery and much more because of a thirst for adventure. A willingness to confront the darkness, to fight for the outsider, to explore and defend. Gryffindors want to be heroes. -(John, Ronon & Aiden)
Ravenclaws values knowledge, wit, intelligence (not necessarily school-smarts, but a passion for knowledge/learning), an open mind, and a desire to achieve.They revel in pure knowledge for knowledge’s sake and are extremely individualistic. Ravenclaws are readers- they love books. They don’t mind being alone- with their books, thoughts and imagination, but when they want to talk, they’ll be upset if no one listens. Ravenclaws are the most conflict-averse of all the Houses. -(Jennifer & Radek)-
Slytherins values ambition, cunning and resourcefulness. They’ll go for experiences that Ravenclaws are too afraid to touch. They’ll cheat in a fight if they can get away with it. Slytherins are the most focused on the past and tradition of all the Houses. Slytherins are loyal, but only to those they deems worth the loyalty. They tend to be strong leaders and achievement-oriented, but not being defined by how others see them - and not caring. -(Rodney & Elizabeth)-
Hufflepuffs values hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play. They’re the least likely to care about individual achievement and most likely to focus on their relationships to others rather than things they personally have done. They’re not risk-takers by nature and prefer to learn practical skills over something that might be cool but less frequently used. Hufflepuffs value tradition and the past. They are tolerant, humble, decent, thoughtful, kind, and caring. -(Teyla & Carson)-

Obviously- you can disagree with the sorting. This is based on my opinion.

Gilderoy Lockhart: Ravenclaw or Gryffindor?

Now, as I was pondering houses and traits, I found myself thinking about Gilderoy Lockhart. He came up as I was thinking of the negative manifestations of Gryffindor traits. It makes sense— wanting to be known for adventure and good deeds— that Gilderoy would be a Gryffindor. He is dramatic, extroverted, seeks glory, and a tad (understatement) narcissistic. 

To my surprise, I then found via Google that Lockhart was actually a Ravenclaw. Now, this makes sense in its own way as well. Obviously, to pull off a scheme as thorough as making an entire village believe that he saved them from werewolves, and doing it several times, Lockhart had to have a certain level of cleverness. And memory replacement spells surely aren’t easy magic. He also had enough wit and book-ishness to write highly successful novels detailing the accounts of these events. He then has to constantly be quick-thinking enough to hold up the facade and avoid prying minds. No one could ever make the claim that Gilderoy Lockhart isn’t highly intelligent.

However, it doesn’t ring quite truly Ravenclaw to me. In the end, his values and his motivations were based solely on glory. He didn’t learn for the sake of knowledge; he wanted to put it to a specific task. 

Lockhart is clearly outed as a coward in The Chamber of Secrets, but that certainly doesn’t discount the rest of his traits. A good example of another Gryffindor like this would be Peter Pettigrew (completely ignoring his turn to the dark side in the end for now). Peter Pettigrew was a coward himself, but as McGonagall said, he worshipped his friends, who certainly took on the daring nature of the Gryffindors. It all comes down to values, as usual. Peter admires bravery and heroism in others above all other traits, but he does not live up to the nature himself, and so he surrounds himself with those who do. 

Lockhart is the same. His elaborate lies were all part of a wish fulfillment to become a hero. He is a coward, like Peter, but he takes his living vicariously through others to the next level by claiming their accomplishments as his own. So, in my opinion, Gilderoy Lockhart is certainly a Gryffindor. Though there may be a chance that he went through a life changing event somewhere in his early adulthood, and that he really was a Ravenclaw when the Sorting Hat perched on his head.

So what do you think? Gryffindor or Ravenclaw?

Gryffindors may have the Golden Trio, Slytherin has Snape and Malfoy, and Ravenclaw has Luna. But Hufflepuffs have thatsthat24 and J.K. Rowling. Who’s the real winner here guys?

When you tell your friend you don't like something they really love
  • Gryffindor:WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE IT WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU YOU'RE GONNA LIKE IT I'M GONNA MAKE YOU
  • Ravenclaw:Okay but why. No seriously we're going to analyze this
  • Hufflepuff:Aww, I was hoping we could enjoy it together...well, I guess you've got the right to your own tastes!
  • Slytherin:Good. More for me.