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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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Was it required at Hogwarts that a Head of House have been a student in that House?

Was it a requirement at Hogwarts that a teacher could only head the very same house which was their house when they were a student? As we know from this answer, Minerva McGonagall was a Gryffindor ...
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Why Did Peter Pettigrew Become a Death Eater?

JK Rowling says the following about Peter Pettigrew: He's weak, fundamentally weak. Pettigrew is a very weak character. He's not someone I like at all. He's a weak person and he likes to gravitate to ...
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Why did Scabbers stay at Hogwarts?

In Prisoner of Azkaban we learn that Sirius Black escapes from Azkaban. At some point we learn that With that said why did Scabbers stay within Hogwarts' grounds instead of leaving to find a new home ...
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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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What house were James and his friends in?

I have (as I believe most people do) always believed that James, Lily, Sirius, Lupin and Peter were all in Gryffindor house. However I've never found any canon to support this. I half expected us to ...
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Why did Peter Pettigrew have the Dark Mark?

The Dark Mark was a magical tattoo given by Voldemort to his inner circle of followers. Not all Death Eaters had one: for instance, the werewolf Fenrir Greyback was not considered worthy of it. ...
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Why was Severus Snape placed in Slytherin? [duplicate]

Well, I have come to understand persons with the following traits will be usually be Sorted to Slytherin Resourcefulness Cunning Ambition Leadership Qualities Self-Preservation Determination ...