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Supergirl Characters Hogwarts Houses

Okay, so Hogwarts Houses for Supergirl Characters: I’m definitely in the minority when it comes to placing some of these guys into their houses, but I’m going to break down my thought process for each of them so it’s easier to understand where I’m coming from. I’m going to start by pointing on the primary traits of each of the houses since most people don’t really know them beyond Gryffindor = Brave.

Gryffindor: courage, bravery and determination.

Slytherin: proud, ambitious and cunning.

Ravenclaw: wit, learning, and wisdom.

Hufflepuff: hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play.

(The above come directly from Pottermore and J.K. Rowling herself.)

Now by these standards several of the characters could fit into multiple houses. For example:

Kara could easily fit into Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. On the other hand Alex could fit into literally any of the four houses. In these cases you generally have to look a little bit deeper to decide which house to put someone in. First however we are going to list all of the characters we’re going to find houses for and list the more obvious ones:

Kara: ?
Alex: ?
Maggie: ?
Lena: Slytherin
James: Gryffindor
Winn: Ravenclaw
J'onn: ?
M'gann: ?
Mon-El: ?

Okay, so Lena goes into Slytherin not because of the stereotype that all Slytherins are bad and all that jazz. But because she legit is a Slytherin. She’s a proud person in general, you can see this in the way she acts around other people, not letting anyone walk over her or let anyone (except Kara) see how she’s effected by everything that’s happening. She’s also VERY ambitious, I mean, look at how much she is trying to change L-Corp. It’s not an easy feat at all but she still pushes for it against all odds. The thing that really puts her in Slytherin though is her cunning. The best example of this is how she played her mother in 2x08 to make sure she was put behind bars. That’s not something anyone could have thought of and it’s definitely not something anyone could pull off. But she did. So, Lena = Good Slytherin.

James and Winn are both pretty obvious. They really don’t fit into any of the other houses all that well, like I could see an argument for James belonging in Hufflepuff however I feel his Gryffindor traits are more prominent… When I say this I’m thinking specifically about him becoming the Guardian even after Kara made it clear she didn’t approve in the slightest.

Okay so I’m saving Kara, Alex and Maggie for later let’s look at J'onn.

J'onn can fit into any of the houses really except for Slytherin, and I’d say that overall he probably wouldn’t be a Hufflepuff or a Ravenclaw if you take into account their stereotypical personalities. (He’s not exactly a super… Social person like most Hufflepuffs. And he’s not overly self confident like most Ravenclaws) So that leaves him Gryffindor. He definitely has the determination, bravery and courage for Gryffindor, the fact that he has continued to fight to stay alive even after the genocide of his entire race proves that much. Not to mention we’ve seen him willingly rush headfirst into battles that he has little chance of winning against enemies who terrify him, white martians in particular. Though he definitely has the hard work ethic and loyalty of a Hufflepuff and the wits and wisdom that accompany Ravenclaw.

M'gann, though we don’t know as much about her, is also an interesting person to try to place. I’d probably not put her in Ravenclaw (not that she’s unintelligent) and while she has exhibited traits of a Gryffindor I do not think that’s where I’d put her. Which leaves her with either Slytherin or Hufflepuff. Now overall I think she would make a great Hufflepuff. She’s a hard worker, (she runs a bar… Which is no small job) she’s patient (once again, she runs a bar) and she believes in fair play (which we see when she refuses to continue hurting and killing green martians, especially those who couldn’t even try to defend themselves.) HOWEVER!!! Hufflepuff’s most prominent trait is loyalty… Something she clearly lacked when dealing with the white martians. (Not that that’s a bad thing) however because we don’t know much more about her we haven’t really seen this trait come to life yet, maybe as the show progresses we’ll see it but currently her only loyalty seems to lie with J'onn (me hoping she’ll come back) and even that seems to steam from her sense of guilt over the lost of his people. On the other hand, Slytherin’s are, like I said earlier, proud, ambitious and cunning. M'gann may not be proud of what her people did but she definitely takes pride in the fact that she turned her back on them and their ideas, and she seems to take pride in becoming a better person. She’s pretty ambitious, she owns her own bar, which is impressive to say the least. But her relationship with J'onn is also quite ambitious, especially after he found out she’s a white martian. It didn’t stop her from trying to be there for him and be his friend even through she knew he hated her. And last of all cunning: she managed to escape from her people and stay hidden on Earth for who knows how many hundreds of years… Like… You can’t just do that. The amount of cunning it would take to successfully pull that off in astronomical. So… I’d probably but her in Slytherin for now, though it could change to Hufflepuff after she’s gotten some more character development. (Still hoping she comes back)

And let’s get Mon-El out of the way before getting on to some of the more difficult characters. So we can rule out Hufflepuff immediately, he definitely isn’t a hard worker (trying to work at CatCo, the bar, etc) he’s not patient (think the situation with Myx-however-you-spell-his-name) and his only loyalty seems to lie with Kara and that’s only when they aren’t fighting, and the same for Ravenclaw, he’s never shown any great academic or intellectual strengths. While he’s definitely got the pride and the ambition of a Slytherin he’s generally lacking in cunning. On the other hand he’s got plenty of blind bravery and determination… Probably put him in Gryffindor…

Sooooooo… UPDATED LIST!

Kara: ?
Alex: ?
Maggie: ?
Lena: Slytherin
James: Gryffindor
Winn: Ravenclaw
J'onn: Gryffindor
M'gann: Slytherin
Mon-El: Gryffindor

(This is the point where you try to guess my house. Lol.)

Okay, so let’s talks about Maggie next. So she would most likely go either Hufflepuff or Gryffindor. (Though I’m sure there’s a good argument for her to be in Ravenclaw if they gave her some more screen time.) Now there is absolutely no denying that Maggie is overall very brave, courageous and determined. Watching her handle her relationship with Alex is a great testament to that (I’m thinking the end of 2x07) as well as how she acts in the field (Example: wacking fire lady in the head with a steel pipe) all point to her more Gryffindor traits. On the other hand we know she’s a super hard worker, to the point she’s had people break up with her for working to hard. She’s also patient, a great example is in the first episode she’s in when we see her and Alex’s different styles of getting information out of people. She’s also super patient with Alex when she’s trying to come out, not trying to push her out of the closet. She’s also loyal, trying to be there for everyone no matter what (2x08, drops everything to go to L-Corp cause Alex asked her to) or (2x09, when she helps Kara finding the missing people without batting an eye) or my favorite, (2x15, literally drops everything to try to help Alex find her Dad against everyone else’s wishes.) And she spends her time trying to make the city a safe place for everyone, aliens and humans alike. If that’s not fair play I don’t know what is… So, Maggie’s in Hufflepuff…

Kara’s in the same situation as Maggie, Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff. However like Maggie I’d put her in Hufflepuff, because her being a superhero and being brave and all that isn’t really who she actually is, that’s just who she pretends to be when she’s Supergirl. She’s a hard worker, she’d have to be to be Kara and Supergirl at the same time. I’ll admit that patience isn’t something Kara really possesses, she doesn’t really wait before diving headfirst into situations that are potentially dangerous but that kinda ties into her other Hufflepuff traits, because she’s not able to stop if there’s something she can do to help. She’s super loyal, I mean, not many people could be Cat’s assistant for two years not to mention her loyalty to the city and to her friends (there are way to many examples for Kara, I’m sure you can think of them.) And fights for everyone to be equal, trying to help humans and aliens live in piece together… So I’d put Kara in Hufflepuff…

Alright one last list update before jumping into Alex’s profile…

Kara: Hufflepuff
Alex: ?
Maggie: Hufflepuff
Lena: Slytherin
James: Gryffindor
Winn: Ravenclaw
J'onn: Gryffindor
M'gann: Slytherin
Mon-El: Gryffindor

Okay, so Alex is by far the hardest on the place because she could potentially go into any of the houses. The first one that I’d knock off the list would be Gryffindor. Now Alex is a VERY brave, courageous, determined woman, however none of those things are part of her core traits. They are just things that are caused by them. Like, Alex is brave when someone she loves is in danger and she’s determined to protect them, but that steams from other feelings, not just naturally being brave.

The next one I’d bump off would be Slytherin. She’s not a proud person, actually she looks down on herself all of the time. The only reason she ever would seem proud is because she’s putting up a front so people won’t see she’s self conscious. Now is there is one Slytherin trait Alex has it’s her ambition. I mean, she legit tries to keep up with Supergirl in everything and somehow manages to do it. That’s not something that is easy to do and if she was anyone else she couldn’t. So yeah, Alex is rather ambitious. Cunning on the other hand… Not really her style… She’s smart yes but she doesn’t really use her cunning in most situations. Choosing instead to rely on her brawn and quick thinking instead of elaborate plans.

Which leaves us with Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw. And between these two, Ravenclaw wins. While Alex is a hard worker and ridiculously loyal, she isn’t all that patient (wonder where Kara got that from, lol) and she isn’t a big fan of playing fair. She’s even admitted that she has trouble treating aliens equally to humans (though she is working on it.) (While I don’t generally put Alex in Hufflepuff, I could see her choosing to be in Hufflepuff so she can be with Kara in a actual Hogwarts AU.)

Ravenclaws value wit, (Alex is a quick thinker, she has to be in the field, especially as a senior agent) learning (Alex is a genius, she’s always studying and trying to broaden her view of everything) and wisdom (she’s getting there, she’s not really old enough to be considered wise, but she’s on her way too being there. Example: her talk with Winn in 2x09.)

So… Final list:

Kara: Hufflepuff
Alex: Ravenclaw
Maggie: Hufflepuff
Lena: Slytherin
James: Gryffindor
Winn: Ravenclaw
J'onn: Gryffindor
M'gann: Slytherin
Mon-El: Gryffindor