Professor Trelawney. She was so kooky and reminded me of those fake psychics but she was a real one and she didn’t even know it. Having her be a drunk was a bit depressing but it fit her character well. In the movie when she was kicked out of Hogwarts, I balled my eyes out! Just love that precious little old lady. Mostly because I find divination to be fascinating.
Day 7: Favorite Minor Character
I’d say Seamus Finnigan. No specific reason why. I just always liked him. Maybe because he showed how some people DO believe the rumors they hear but they can eventually change their minds and apologize and stick through something to the end when they are brave enough.
Day 8: Most Underrated Character
I honestly feel like Narcissa Malfoy is the most underrated character. I always felt like she was a scared housewife who was doing anything she could to please her husband. That maybe she never really loved Lucius but was forced into an arranged marriage or something in order to secure blood status. She betrayed Voldemort and the Death eaters just to find out if her son was okay, she’s a GOOD mother. She was doing all she could to protect him through the whole series. I think having Draco be a death eater was more of a “trying to redeem the family name” thing that they were coerced into while Lucius was in Azkaban and I feel like she would have been happy to hear her son couldn’t kill anyone because she wouldn’t want that to screw up his life and change him.
Day 9: Favorite Ship
Lunille! I always wanted Luna and Neville to become a thing. I was rooting for it the entire series. I was crushed when they married different people :(. But oh well, I still ship them. They were dorky and cute. My ultimate nerd couple! Luna and Neville could have traveled the world looking for Gnargles and new magical plants together.
I would have to say Prisoner of Azkaban. It’s the transition book, where Harry comes to realize that there are darker times ahead for him. It’s also when we meet all 3 of the living Marauders. I think it’s an important book because it makes the transition whereas the past two books were dealing with Harry adjusting to his life as a wizard and being at Hogwarts, this is more about him realizing his responsibility to making sure Voldemort or anyone else doesn’t try to hurt those he loves or hurt innocent people. We see how alone he feels because he can’t join the others at Hogsmeade, the others don’t understand how difficult it is having the dementors around (except maybe Neville).
Day 2: Favorite Character
It’s a tie between Draco Malfoy and the Weasley Twins these days. I love how misunderstood Draco is and how we slowly see him break down into the fragile being he really is over the series, who actually holds his own (even though he was a coward and ran off, but I don’t blame him, he suffered enough at the hands of Voldemort and his parents). I also dig Draco’s sarcastic dry comments on everything. He has some of the best lines in the movies and books.
I love the Weasley Twins because they are a breath of fresh air, the comedic relief, there to joke about things when Harry is down and never once do they question not sticking up for him or standing by his side to fight for good (unlike that ungrateful Percy). Definitely the life of the party, these two. I’m so glad JKR came up with these guys. They’re a blast to read about.
Day 3: Favorite Hogwarts Student During Harry’s Time (no repeats)
Well, probably Oliver Wood. I love his dedication to quidditch and how he’s that typical boy obsessed with sports. I think it’s admirable that he came back to join in the fight and it’s great he ended up on a quidditch team after school. Just seeing a boy so passionate and obsessed with something, I enjoyed the quidditch scenes and anything with Wood in it.
Day 4: Favorite Order of the Phoenix Member (no repeats)
Definitely Remus Lupin. He was wise and seemed to have a lot of knowledge about things. I think he was a very lovable character, even though I thought the whole Tonks thing didn’t really fit with him. He’s an old soul and a werewolf, so he has that violent side. Years of suffering that curse wore him out. I just admire him and how he helped Harry to the very end.
Day 5: Favorite Villain (no repeats)
Do I have to?? Umm, I would have to say Bellatrix Lestrange. She was my favorite, a fiesty, nasty thing with a passion for pleasing her precious Dark Lord right until the very end.