Thursday, March 24, 2016

Harry Potter Thursday: Ship that you wish had sailed but didn't?

Harry Potter Thursday is a weekly meme created by Uncorked Thoughts.

It's fun to speculate about whether a couple will or won't end up together during the course of a series. However, when that series is over and you're left with whatever the author decided, you may feel a bit let down if your OTP didn't make it.

In Harry Potter there are a ton of couples and more than one that I didn't care for in the end. There is one couple in particular that I was hoping would get their fair shot and maybe even end up together, but after one brief glimmer of hope in Goblet of  Fire, there was nothing.

I am talking about my favorite non-canon couple, the one I wished and hoped would end up together, Hermione Granger and Viktor Krum.

From the beginning of the series, it was pretty clear that Hermione was going to end up with either Ron or Harry, neither of which deserved in my opinion. However, in Goblet of Fire, there was a brief glimmer of hope as we were introduced to a newcomer that might have a shot at Hermione's heart.

Now, the firs thing to realize is that there is a big difference between Viktor in the book and Viktor in the movie. In the book, he's much more intelligent than the movie makes him out to be. He does pretty well in the Triwizard Tournament, he's an excellent Quidditch player (briefly mentioned in the movie), and he's a good student. He has values that others from Durmstrang might not/probably don't share. Example: at Durmstrang, the students have to learn how to use the Dark Arts and while he does that, he never uses it in real life.

He and Hermione could've been such an interesting couple. While they're not 100% the same, which would've ended badly, they at least shared some interests, such as their schooling and magical rights. I never really saw what her and Ron had that would've made their romance believable beyond a brief fling.


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  1. I wanted Harry and Hermione to be together, and though she ended up with Ron, I'm happy that J.K. Rowling recently acknowledged her mistake in doing so XD

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. Mine is Luna and Neville....gosh, do I ever love them together.