I bet there are loads of post about this but I just wanted to get this off my chest: Fleur was such a strong female character.
I feel like usually in fiction, female characters are either pink princesses with high heels and glamorous make-up or badasses who, despite identifying as female, don’t act “female” at all. Both of those are cool by the way, don’t get me wrong - but we are lacking characters like Fleur.
She is introduced as the flawless beauty, but nevertheless she is, based on the goblet of fire, most likely of a whole school to win one of the hardest and sometimes death-leading competitions within the whole wizarding world, regardless of gender. (Thanks for fucking that up by the way, movies.)
She shows young girls that they can like fashion and what society calls “girly things” without losing any of their power. She shows young girls that they can throw themselves into a battle while wearing fucking high heels and a princess ball gown.
She shows young girls it’s okay to like the way they look, and it’s okay to openly admit you think you look good.
And most importantly, she shows every stereotyping dumbass that just because you care about your looks, doesn’t mean you only care about looks when it comes to others.
“You thought that I would not weesh to marry him? Or per'aps you hoped? What do I care how he looks? I am good looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave”
Just because someone is proud of their beauty, doesn’t mean they can’t find beauty behind someone else's scarred face.
You’re still badass if you are a stereotype-y girlish girl. Don’t let anybody tell you anything else.
(She kinda reminds me of Queenie, who acts like the stereotype cute woman but will kill you with that charm if she has to.)- Nico