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.
You know, when I was a kid, I remember being really stirred by the fact that Hermione Granger did actually end up having a date to the Yule Ball and that it was Viktor Krum. There was something really powerful about a hyperlogical, bookish girl, who was believed to be incapable of getting a date on her own, landing a famous guy who respects and cherishes her just by being herself.
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
viktor krum loved hermione with all of his heart like that dude could have had any veela bitch he wanted but he instead fell head over heels for the bookish, brilliant and entirely unique hermione granger like he didn’t give a shit that she was unpopular or any of that other superficial crap i mean god damn that boy hung on her every word and admired her so much on so many levels and was willing to protect her from anything without reservation and he just loved her so god damn much like i think this was the first time anyone ever made hermione feel beautiful and the first time anyone liked her because her so called ‘faults’ instead of in spite of them and he treat her with so much respect and genuine affection like even when he left and she wouldn’t be his girlfriend he still loved her and was more than willing to wait for her or to just remain as her friend just as long as he got to be in her life somehow and he did this without even a HINT of passive aggression because he was such a genuinely good person and he loved hermione with everything he had and her happiness meant more to him than his own and to sum up i really love viktor krum and i will forever resent that hermione and him didn’t end up together because it would of been magical and he would have loved her until his last breath and that’s the kind of love hermione granger deserved.
As a rule, dragon heartstrings produce wands with the most power, and which are capable of the most flamboyant spells. Dragon wands tend to learn more quickly than other types. While they can change allegiance if won from their original master, they always bond strongly with the current owner.
The dragon wand tends to be easiest to turn to the Dark Arts, though it will not incline that way of its own accord. It is also the most prone of the three cores to accidents, being somewhat temperamental.
Our fave failed couples from Harry Potter have left us ‘SHIPWRECKED. (WHY CHARRY, WHYYYYYYY?) Click here to see all of Vitoria Bas’ hilarious illos, then let’s have a moment of silence for Albus and Gellert’s lost love. IT COULD HAVE BEEN SO BEAUTIFUL, GUYS.