there are characters and then there is albus dumbledore

i bet harry potter kept that tiny hungarian horntail from the first triwizard tournament on his bedside table forever

years later lily luna is like “daddy, what is that dragon toy?”

“well, child, it’s a brutal reminder of the time i was forced into the wizard hunger games because dumbledore can’t tell when there’s a death eater working at hogwarts”

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Harry Potter Characters As Dogs

Harry Potter

Harry Pawtter

Ron Weasley

Ron Woofley

Hermione Granger

Howlmione Grrrrranger

Fred & George Weasley

Fang & Gnaw Woofley

Ginny Weasley

Ginny Woofley 

Albus Dumbledore

Alpha Dumbledog

Severus Snape

Severuff Snarl

Sirius Black

Sirius Bark

Rubeus Hagrid

Ruffeus Houndrid

 Bellatrix Lestrange

Bellatreats Lestray 

Peter Pettigrew 

Peter Pedigree

Lucius Malfoy

Leashius Muzzlefoy

Draco Malfoy

Draclaw Muzzlefoy

Lord Voldemort

Lord Voldemutt

seriously though the Harry Potter universe is so beautiful because it is probably the only fictional world where I care with all my heart and soul for so many characters that aren’t just the protagonist and his or her sidekick like I can think of 20 characters off the bat that I would fight u over just to defend their honour

The Signs as Harry Potter Characters

Aries: Nymphadora Tonks - brave, assertive, independent, impulsive, hates to be restricted.

Taurus: Lily Evans - good taste, sensual, down to earth, pleasure seeking, stubborn (*cough* especially when it comes to James *cough*)

Gemini: James Potter - dynamic, many talents, likes games, mischievous.

Cancer: Remus Lupin - sensitive, friend oriented, practical, hates to argue, forgives but doesn’t forget.

Leo: Albus Dumbledore - creative, popular, faithful, dominating, too much pride.

Virgo: Hermione Granger - successful, creative, likes to please, clever.

Libra: Ronald Weasley - adventurous, indecisive, complicated love life.

Scorpio: Severus Snape - self reliant, powerful, wise, secretive.

Sagittarius: Draco Malfoy - open minded, achiever, loving, insensitive, cold.

Capricorn: Tom Riddle (before he became Lord Voldemort. I know it’s the same person but he changed greatly.) - hardworking, straightforward, stubborn, not content until at the top.

Aquarius: Sirius Black - sets trends, innovative, admired, distant, eccentric.

Pisces: Luna Lovegood - alluring, free, sensual, sensitive.

***NOTE***
The reason I put Remus for Cancer is pretty significant. I couldn’t find anyone else that fit Cancer more than Remus did. Most people would think that Neville, Dobby, Ginny or Luna should be Cancer but I have to disagree. Remus is brave and puts his friends first but inside he is sensitive and emotional and is dealing with a dark secret that he hides from people. He doesn’t tend to open up to people and is quite introverted and it’s rare that he would let anyone in because he fears rejection or he fears he might hurt them - but when those special few earn his trust (which is very selective) it makes it all worth it because he is the most loyal and caring friend you could ever have. He’s insecure about himself but is hardworking and tenacious. I’m not a cancer personally but I think anyone could see how many major similarities there are.

The Signs as Fantastic Beasts Characters

Aries: Gellert Grindelwald
Taurus: Jacob Kowalski
Gemini: Pickett
Cancer: Queenie Goldstein
Leo: Niffler
Virgo: Seraphina Picquery
Libra: Percival Graves
Scorpio: Credence Barebone
Sagittarius: Albus Dumbledore
Capricorn: Porpentina Goldstein
Aquarius: Modesty Barebone

Pisces: Newt Scamander
Thank you, Colin Farrell

because whatever Johnny Depp now does to Gellert Grindelwald, we will always have his portrayal of the character.

And he was everything I hoped, Grindelwald would be: passionate, scary in a subtle way, devoted to his cause yet terribly misguided.

And look at his face, when he delivers the “What makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you?” line! That is the face of someone, who still cares, who wonders, why he and Albus had to part. He is not indifferent to Dumbledore! Which raises my hopes for actual, textual grindeldore to unknown hights!

Farrell managed to make Grindelwald a person, so whatever happens now, we will always have this!

  • J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore and Grindewald had a thing ;)
  • Me: Oeh lgbtq+ characters I can't wait to read the Cursed Child
  • Me: *finishes reading the Cursed Child* Lies

Ok but hear me out:
What we really need is a Harry Potter TV show.
Season 1 will be all about the founders, their youth, how they met each other how they founded Hogwarts and the drama with Salazar Slytherin.
Season 2 will be loads of additional characters during the first centuries of the school and just a lot of regular Hogwarts stuff BECAUSE WE ALL WANT MORE OF THAT. AND THEN
Season 3 will show all of our favourite professors attending Hogwarts and give us loads of information about their backgrounds and THEN FINALLY IN
Season 4 we will move on to THE MARAUDERS AGE. Young James. Young Sirius. Young Remus. Young Peter. Young Lily. Young everyone-we-love.
Just. Imagine.

i think sometimes people get confused when characters are criticised from an entirely in-universe viewpoint instead of the out of universe viewpoint

like, if we look at the harry potter books from outside the narrative, dumbledore’s choice to leave harry with the dursleys makes sense. jkr wanted harry to not know about the wizarding world so that the reader could learn alongside him and she could establish her universe, and a good way to do that was for him to grow up as a muggle and not learn until the events of the book.

but from an in-universe perspective, the same events are a lot more complicated. dumbledore could have done other things - even if he had to leave harry with the dursleys because of lily’s love magic, he could have had mrs figg or his other agents keeping a closer eye on harry and actually taking care of him with the dursleys were abusive, he could have threatened the dursleys into treating harry better (as they start to treat him a little better once harry starts using sirius’ existence as a threat), he could have made it so that harry grew up with a support network outside the house who could possibly give harry the information he needed about his life and treat him well even if harry was still technically living with the dursleys

and that’s a distinction that sometimes people seem to forget

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You’re an interesting man, Mr. Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there’s more to you than meets the eye. Kicked out of Hogwarts for endangering human life with a beast. Yet one of your teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. I wonder what makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you, Mr. Scamander?