Reasons I think the HP fandom should talk about Viktor Krum more:
He was an internationally famous Quidditch player but showed like zero signs of being a conceited ass about it.
He was an internationally famous Quidditch player but was still in school, showing he probably still valued his education, plus he was a good enough wizard to be chosen as the Durmstrang champion by the goblet of fire.
He was an internationally famous Quidditch player with lots of fangirls, but hung around the library for ages trying to work up the courage to ask Hermione Granger to the Yule Ball, and I think that’s adorable.
He didn’t behave like an asshole dudebro when Hermione wasn’t interested in dating him.
Hermione was also used as the person he would miss the most in the second task, and I think that says less about Hermione than the people around Viktor Krum. We know he had parents. We know he had teammates. But none of those relationships were apparently more healthy or comforting than this nice girl he had just met at Hogwarts, and that makes me sad.
He had zero patience for Dark Arts and Dark wizards, even though he went to a school that emphasized both of those things.
He stayed on good enough terms with Fleur that he was invited to her wedding.
His problem solving method once included partially turning himself into a shark. A shark.
Book 4 is probably my favorite simply because I love the Triwizard champions. You guys have no idea how much I want to see an AU where Cedric doesn’t die and Harry teams up with the other Triwizard champions to kick Voldemort’s ass. Fleur can be the fabulous badass who won’t take shit from anyone, Viktor is the brooding awkward boy, Cedric would be the one keeping the peace, and Harry is the baby who’s either confused or secretly judging as he watches the older three bicker.
The only romance involves Krum occasionally cornering Cedric for advice on how to woo Hermione when everything’s done.
I firmly believe that Fleur Delacour and Viktor Krum remained friends after the triwizard tournament and that one night while they were celebrating Fleur and Bills engagement a very drunk Fleur bet a not as drunk Viktor that she could catch a snitch before him and so they competed and he won and Fluer lost her end of the bet saying that she would name her first born after him
and that is why their kid is named Victoire and the only reason it isn’t spelled with a k is to annoy Viktor
*ron weasley voice* viktor krum?? nah what a jerk what a— [trips] [hundreds of photos of viktor krum spill out of jacket] w-what a fuckign asshole i these arent mine im just [gathering them up frantically sweating] listen i just listen fuck [thousands of pictures of viktor krum scatter across the floor] shit fcuk im holding them for a friend just listen