I am so sorry but that boy is hufflepuff. Explain yourself lady! Lmoa
Listen, I get it. I know that Hufflepuff and Gryffindor share a lot of traits and it’s not like the Hogwarts houses are as clean cut as we’d like them to be, but I believe 100%, from the bottom of my heart, that Aaron Dingle is a Gryffindor and here’s why:
Aaron has a very strong belief system. He stands up for what’s right no matter the consequences. (Remember when he told people in prison that he’s gay simply because he refused to be taunted for it even though he knew it would make his life inside even worse?) Also, Aaron started lecturing Robert on what’s right and what’s wrong like two months after they met which highlights the very ingrained and strong black and white thinking that Aaron always had. Something is either right or it’s wrong, but society’s definitions of right and wrong don’t always line up with Aaron’s. Remember when Liv threw pineapples at David and Aaron immediately excused her? I mean, most people would tell you that is a wrong thing to do but it wasn’t in Aaron’s book of morals so he didn’t punish her or anything.
Now, that’s a predominant Hufflepuff trait, but Aaron is probably one of the least patient people in the village. He has one hell of a temper and gets angry quickly. He’s impulsive and often makes snap decisions without properly thinking through the consequences. That once again makes him a lot more of a Gryffindor to me.
Again, a trait that both Hufflepuff and Gryffindor share but in Aaron’s case, I believe his loyalty is tied to his morals. What I mean is Aaron very much has a Dingle sense of loyalty. He’ll stand by his people until something goes against what he believes in, then he’ll be ready to tell you you’re wrong and to push you to do the right thing, or to try and make things right himself.
Aaron can be honest if he wants to, but lets not forget that he’s done a ton of misdeeds in the past for no reason other than pure mischief or impulsiveness (I remember people reblogging a video a couple of days ago of Aaron stealing Edna’s bird house - that would be an example of that.) And selective honesty is not very Hufflepuff-like, they value it a lot more thank Gryffindors do, I feel like.
I know that’s a trait that both houses share (although it different ways) but it’s a prime example for why I think Aaron is a Gryffindor. Aaron is not just brave in general, but he’s actually brave to a fault so it tips over into recklessness and almost stupidity (I’m gonna bring up coming out to Jason in prison once again because that’s the latest example we had of that character trait.) His bravery ties into his lack of regard for consequences and his morals that I talked about earlier.
So he’s moral and righteous and fights for the right thing while also being reckless, impulsive and headstrong. That’s 100% Gryffindor to me.