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Why was Neville Longbottom in Gryffindor?

So, students in Gryffindor are supposed to represent bravery. How does Neville represent bravery, to the point in being accepted into the house. I've always thought of his strongest traits being ...
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Why weren't Fred and George Weasley Placed in Ravenclaw?

Yes, you read that right. Fred and George are perhaps the most Ravenclaw characters in the entire series, and this is why: Relevant passages from the Ravenclaw welcome message (out of order for ...
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Is there a Flaw with Gryffindor's “Characteristics”?

Is there an inherent and perpetual flaw in Gryffindor House? As someone pointed out in one of the chatrooms, some people have been questioning the sorting hat's decisions when it comes to Gryffindor: ...
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Why was Percy Weasley sorted into Gryffindor?

He's determined, sure, but he doesn't exactly come across as particularly courageous or chivalrous. I know families tend to all fall into the same house, but of all the Weasleys we meet, Percy ...
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Why wasn’t Cedric Diggory sorted into Ravenclaw?

Cedric Diggory was a clever wizard. He was very expert in the field of magic and he also proved it every time. These qualities are suggesting that he should be in Ravenclaw rather then Hufflepuff. So ...
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How did Slytherin win the House Cup so many years in a row/ Why doesn't Ravenclaw win every year?

It has been previously established that Slytherin won the House Cup for six years in a row before Philosopher's Stone. We also know that there are two sources of House Points: those awarded (or ...
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Why wasn't Snape sorted into Gryffindor?

In the epilogue of Deathly Hallows, when Harry’s son expresses trepidation about being sorted into Slytherin, Harry says: “Albus Severus, you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of ...
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The sorting hat's priorities and it's influence on the wizarding society [closed]

When sorting Draco and Ron It seems the hat didn't waste time to find out their character traits . In Ron's case he even says: "Another Weasley! I know just what to do with you." It seems as if ...
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Sorting Harry Into A House

When the sorting hat was placed on Ronald Weasley's head, it instantly decided Gryffindor, just because he was another Weasley. On the other hand, the Black family were all Slytherins, except Sirius. ...
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What does Ravenclaw mean by being clever?

As far as I am concerned, one is sorted into Ravenclaw when being highly intelligent or wise or scholar type. In the real world, intelligence can be understood in different ways. Like there are ...
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Should Hermione have been Sorted into Hufflepuff instead of Gryffindor? [closed]

From a comment on this website I've found out: Loyalty. She's loyal to a fault. She's a great friend, can be relied on, wants the best for everyone including creatures - even Kreacher who treats ...