- Accio: Brings an object to you
- Aguamenti: Creates a gush of water from the tip of the spell caster’s wand
- Alohomora: Opens locks
- Aparecium: Makes invisible ink become visible
- Avada Kedavra: The Unforgivable Curse; Kills your opponent; taken from “Abra Cadabra”
- Avifors: Turns things into birds
- Avis: Makes birds fly out of the end of your wand
- Bombarda: Causes a small, locally contained explosion. To make a bigger explosion, one could use “bombarda maxima”
- Colloportus: Closes a door and binds it so that it can’t be opened.
- Confringo: AKA the Blasting Curse; Causes the item targeted to explode
- Confundus: Confounds your target, or makes them temporarily confused
- Conjunctivitis: Damages the eyesight of your opponent, making them seem to have pink eye
- Crucio: The Second Unforgivable Curse, the Cruciatus Curse; Tortures your opponent mercilessly
- Deletrius: Erases the last spell cast by a wand so that it can’t be discovered
- Densaugeo: Makes teeth grow out of control
- Diffindo: Makes seams split open, severs an object into two pieces
- Dissendium: Opens a specific passageway into a cellar, may be useful in other instances; may be only a password
- Duro: Turns an item to stone.
- Enervate: Mistaken spell. Changed to Rennervate. Used to wake up a stunned person
- Engorgio: Makes an item larger, as in swollen
- Episkey: Heals relatively minor wounds.
- Evanesco: Causes an item to immediately dissolve away, as if it had never existed
- Expecto Patronum: Creates Patronus
- Expelliarmus: Disarms the target of the spell, such as knocking their wand out of their hand
- Fera Verto: Transforms animals into water goblets!
- Ferula: Binds a broken limb with a splint and bandages, tightly wrapped
- Fidelius: Allows a secret to be hidden within the secret keeper’s soul; very powerful spell
- Finite Incantatem: Stops any spell
- Flagrate: Allows the user to write or draw in the air with fire
- Flipendo: Also knows as the Knockback Jinx, pushes or flips something backwards
- Furnunculus: Causes a person to break out in boils
- Geminio: Creates a duplicate of an item (a twin, as in the zodiacal sign Gemini).
- Homorphus: Man-Shape; makes a werewolf or person disguised as an animal resume their human shape
- Immobulus: Immobilizes the target
- Impedimenta: Puts up an impediment that slows down something or someone that is coming toward you
- Imperio: The third unforgivable curse. Allows the user to assume complete control of another person
- Impervius: Repels water from a surface
- Incarcerous: Conjures up ropes, which then bind an opponent
- Incendio: Lights a fire
- Legilimens: Allows the user to gain access to another’s mind and memories
- Levicorpus: Turns your opponent upside down and dangles them in thin air
- Liberacorpus: “Liberates”, or frees a body that has been caught up by the levicorpus spell
- Locomotor Mortis: The Leg-Locker Curse; locks an opponent’s legs together
- Lumos: Creates light, usually by making the tip of the wand glow. More light can be created using “lumos maxima”
- Mobiliarbus: Used to move a tree from one place to another
- Mobilicorpus: Used to move a body from one place to another
- Morsmordre: or Morsmorde Used to summon the Dark Mark
- Muffliato: Causes a buzzing noise to surround a limited area so that those in the area can carry on a private conversation
- Nox: Extinguishes light, used to douse the light created by “Lumos”
- Obliviate: Makes a person “oblivious”, erasing their memories of an event
- Orchideous: Conjures a bunch of flowers from the user’s wand
- Petrificus Totalus: Total petrification; petrifies an opponent totally
- Point Me: The Four Point Spell; makes the user’s wand act like a compass
- Portus: Turns any item into a Portkey, which can then be used to transport a person or persons to another location.
- Prior Incantato: Reveals to you the last spell that a wand was used to cast
- Protego: Protects the user, and sends a spell back on an opponent
- Quietus: Makes things quiet, used to muffle “Sonorus”
- Reducio: Shrinks an item
- Reducto: Blasts solid objects into pieces
- Relashio: Releases something from being constrained or held
- Rennervate: Was originally “ennervate”, but corrected by author; means to energize or wake up
- Reparo: Repairs broken items
- Repello: Repels something
- Repello Muggletum: Makes an area invisible to Muggles
- Revelio: Causes something that is hidden to be revealed
- Rictusempra: Causes a person to curl up in laughter, as if being tickled
- Riddikulus: Makes a boggart assume a “ridiculous” form, thereby making it funny instead of terrifying
- Salvio Hexia: Unclear; seems to strengthen other protective spells, or to deflect any hexes cast toward a specific location
- Scourgify: Used to clean dirt or other material off of a surface
- Sectumsempra: Causes lacerations to appear all over an opponent’s body, as if they had been cut by an invisible sword
- Serpensortia: Conjures a snake
- Silencio: Makes the target of the spell unable to make any sound.
- Sonorus: Amplifies the user’s voice
- Stupefy Stupefies an opponent, or knocks them insensible temporarily
- Tarantallegra: Forces an opponent’s legs to dance uncontrollably
- Tergeo: Scours something clean
- Waddiwasi: Removes a stuck object, as in a wad of gum that is stuck in a keyhole
- Wingardium Leviosa: Allows the user to make an object levitate
We Love Harry Potter - Long Live the Houses
FIVE SLYTHERIN HEAD CANONS
1. Slytherins are fiercely protective of their first years. Seriously. Messing with a baby Slytherin is comparable to harassing a newborn grizzly bear. It’s a long known fact that first year Slytherins are absolutely off-limits in terms of hazing unless you want to invoke the unholy wrath of the thirty upperclassmen who play the role of overprotective big siblings. Speaking of which - upon being sorted into Slytherin House, each first year student is assigned a fifth year “mentor”, and they remain paired up until the older student graduates.
2. Slytherin is the only house with an organized Alumni donation system. They use the funds they collect to do things like buy fancy new broomsticks for everyone on their Quidditch team, redecorate their common room every other year, and host summertime social events like debutante balls and dinner parties.
3. Their prefects don’t enforce any rules about “being nice to each other” or getting along”, mostly because Slytherin house is a fairly tight-knit community already, but one thing that is never tolerated is questioning if a fellow housemate really belongs in Slytherin. It’s seen as the worst possible insult and moreover it’s always seen as false. The Sorting Hat put everyone in the house for a reason, and the Sorting Hat was enchanted by Slytherin himself, so if you question the Hat you’re questioning Slytherin’s own judgement.
4. Slytherins do not hate all muggleborns. Even the most vindictive and petty Slytherins have grown past this in modern years; Pansy Parkinson’s best friend Tracey Davis was a half-blooded witch. Even though some of the pureblood students might occasionally let the insult “mudblood” slip in regards to muggleborns and halfbloods from other houses, it’s a very present-company-excluded kind of thing. In fact, since the two criteria for entry to Slytherin house are “pureblooded” and “destined for great things”, half-bloods and muggleborns sorted into Slytherin are considered to be perhaps destined for greater things than the rest.
5. In fact, not many Slytherin students actually supported Voldemort during the second war. Most of them did not even support the changes that Snape made during the ‘97-‘98 schoolyear at Hogwarts (especially after the Carrows began to single out the half-blood Slytherins for punishment, which was the worst possible betrayal in the eyes of the pureblooded students). However, their loyalty to their parents and house both meant that many of them stood quietly by while the war happened. Many of them believed that they would be on the winning side if not the right one, and that speaking out against Voldemort would only get themselves and their loved ones hurt or killed.
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COMMON TUMBLR BEHAVIOUR BY HOGWARTS HOUSE:
Gryffindors are often those blogs that you see adding their own commentary to every post they make, original or reblogged. They often do this within the actual post itself, rather than in the tags, because that makes it more clear, and that is what they want. Gryffindors want to be noticed, and they want their opinions shared, and blogging is a very simple way to do that. Gryffindors are also very commonly reblogging about issues they care about, and doing this constantly and without any shame. Their strong values come into play with this, and they are this way not only with real life issues but with fandom. If they love a specific movie, ship, or what have you, they will show it; if you feel the need to bash that thing on their dash, you’ll never hear the end of it. Gryffindors being social, also want to have many followers and recognition. Not necessarily to have the most followers (though they appreciate that a lot, also), but because they enjoy having a large array of people in which to speak with.
Not unlike Gryffindors, what you find on the blog of a Hufflepuff will be what you would find in their heart. They are things they care about, issues or things that may seem trivial but have some form of deeper meaning to them. They will often not express this meaning in a direct and blunt form, because they feel uncomfortable doing that. They mostly want their blog to be a welcoming place, and appreciate every follower they get because they feel as though their blog represents all that they enjoy, and through their followers they feel approval. That said, Hufflepuffs don’t pull punches either, and aren’t going to post about things they don’t care for, or vice versa not speak on things they are concerned with. Everything a hufflepuff does is a piece of them, and that includes blogging. Though they may not be quick to socialize with others, if you are to communicate through a hufflepuff via their blog, they will be incredibly friendly and welcoming to you.
Ravenclaw bloggers do not often let the ideas and views of others get in their way. Ravenclaws are naturally intellectual artists, and everything which they have is a canvas, including a blog. They may not have the busiest blog at times, because they don’t want to reblog or post everything in sight. If they enjoy it, it makes clear sense to them and they find it stimulating, then they will, but they think it through as they do with everything. They are not shy to give their opinions, but they are often a bit more blunt in this area than would be a Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. They will put their most notable points within a post, and leave the details either unsaid or in the tags. A blog to them is what is important, so they don’t want theirs to be at all trivial. Followers are not a large concern for them, but those that they do have they will treat with consideration and accommodation.
Aside from Gryffindors, many more well known blogs on tumblr are run by bloggers whom are Slytherins. This is due to not only their ambition, but their
natural ability to impress. Slytherins are very sure to keep with their own ideas, but they will also glitter them to the fullest extent, making them appealing even to the most hesitant of persons. This makes them have a draw that many others enjoy. Slytherins are as strongly into saying what they think as are Gryffindors, however they are a bit more subtle about it. You will often find snakes with a swarm of tags under their posts, because that is where they would rather vent instead of cover a post with words; this counts even more so if said post is a graphic or photoset. Aesthetics is a very pleasant thing, and this means a Slytherin blogger will often be well organize and have everything looking clean and precise. Slytherins enjoy having plenty of followers because it makes them feel more sure in themselves, though they also have no problem losing some if it is for good reason. They have a hard time sugar coating things, but they still do appreciate those who are kind to them, and try to be as cordial as possible.
Slytherin in the natural house of the Gemini, as both are good at blending in and shedding their skin to fit any mold. The combination of the two makes them a wildfire of ambition, ready to strike at any moment to get what they desire. They have a knack for talking to people, and
convincing themof whatever they wish to convince them of, and this helps them slide through any situation easily. Both the Snake and the Twins are emotional, but they wish to hide any sign of that. Their fire can get in the way of their relationships, and when they realize their failures they can find themselves in a strong state of sadness, but they don’t let them keep that from doing what they want. Slytherin Geminis are not flies on the wall and they will stay confident even if they feel they’ve been pushed to the floor.
COMPLETE HOGWARTS HOUSE EVALUATION : 004. SLYTHERIN
G e n e r a l - P e r s o n a l i t y
First, it should be pointed out that, despite the unfair reputation they are often given, Slytherins are not, in any way, naturally evil. Evil comes in many forms and that includes in the forms of all the Hogwarts houses, not just one. Slytherins are just hungry in their ambition, self-confident, and driven. They do not let emotions or obligations get in their way, because once they set goals, they full intend to go for them, no matter what is in their path. So they don’t truly mean to hurt people when they do, they are just incredibly blunt and straightforward, a trait that can be seen as shocking to the more emotional houses. In short, Slytherins are strong and beautiful in this strength, as they hold their ground and refuse to be nothing in the world.
P o s i t i v e - & - N e g a t i v e - T r a i t s
The most positive pieces of a Slytherin are their determination and will. They are strong-minded, and you cannot take them down with your words. They can do bad all on their own, they do not need your approval or consent, therefore
your opinion makes nothing to them. They take pride in their accomplishments, often making new goals along with their general long-term ideals, so they are always setting rewards for themselves and making sure they feel successful in life.
Slytherins can have a
roaring self-confidence, which to some can be seen as a bad thing, but really helps them in life quite often. They are powerhouses and they are good at it, which means they are great at persuasion and sweet talking their way into something that they want. This is a great trait, because it means they do not have to resolve to brute force and argument, which they have no problem with initiating either. They can cause conflict and offend others easily, though this is often not intended, they are just blunt and rather apathetic to the views of others, and do not think of what they say in this manner.
Oddly, the positive traits of a Slytherin are also their downfall. This is because they have extreme highs and lows, caused by their own doing. Others cannot put them down, but they can quickly hurt themselves, thinking of everything they have ever done wrong and suddenly thinking themselves a failure, and to some degree panicking over it. Sometimes their barriers can come down and they aren’t sure how to react to things, like a scared child, and in these times they need a friend, not to be pushed away, though during these times they may also lash out.
C o m m o n - S t a r - S i g n s
An incredibly common sign for a Slytherin is
Libra, as both are great in the art of smooth talking and weighing all their options to figure out what is the best for them. Both can often be very materialistic, though they can be equally kind when they want to be. A sign seen in the more social, and at times even more ambitious Slytherin may be Gemini.
H o b b i e s
Any hobbies a Slytherin takes up has to be one they consider useful, because if they feel they are wasting their time, they get angry with themselves very quickly. So often they take up hobbies more so as back-up plans than enjoyment, things that if need be could be a good career along the road. This could include things such as sports, usually rougher ones such as
football or rugby, graphic or web design, and writing of novels.
F r i e n d s h i p s
Quite often, Slytherins can go in and out of friendships, not really retaining them, because friends aren’t always part of their plans. They tend toward a few close friends, and these friends they are incredibly loyal to, and some of the people they care about most in their life. Slytherins can come off as cold and uncaring, but never underestimate the love they have for their family and friends, it is strong and relentless. They are not the type to spread rumours about you, because if they were to do something like that, they would much rather do it to strangers, not people they would rather not hurt. If a Slytherin does hurt you and they realize it, they have a hard time saying they are sorry, because
apologizing to them is a sign of weakness. When they try to talk to you as much as possible and seem much more polite, it is usually a sign they are sorry for whatever it is they have done.
I n t i m a t e - R e l a t i o n s h i p s
A relationship with a Slytherin is a bit like a forest fire, hard to control and even harder to extinguish. They can be incredibly passionate when they want to be, and like to heat things up and experiment, as their sex appeal means a lot to them, even when they aren’t comfortable discussing it. Just as they can do this however, if you upset them, their emotions can go off like the flipping of a switch, and they can detach from the relationship completely,
acting like they never cared about you at all. A Slytherin scorned is not something you want, as romance is just a silly game to them, one that any moment can be destroyed if you say the wrong thing.
T y p o l o g y
The average typology for a Slytherin is
INTJ(Introvert-Intuitive-Thinking-Judging). This varies for everyone, of course, but by nature Slytherins are goal-oriented, very good at keeping themselves away from the feelings of others, and strong in their mindset.
A b n o r m a l - P s y c h o l o g y
Note: This section of the analysis is not diagnosis, just a common observation. Do not take it as a diagnosis, nor ask me to diagnose you. If you believe you may have a disorder of some kind and are concerned about it, please seek a professional.
Slytherins can be
narcissisticat times, and generally cold to the feelings of others, instead focusing on their own needs and ideals. They can put others down this way, though it is often not as intentional as you may think it is, it simply comes as a second instinct to them to be this way. They can also be perfectionists by nature, getting incredibly frustrated and hurt when things do not go the way they expected them too. They hide their emotions so well it is almost scary, but when it comes down to it they are the second most emotional house there is, and can therefore be prone to extreme highs or lows, and at times even depression. They can be very avoidant to situations which may engage their sympathies.
R e l i g i o u s - V i e w s
Slytherins are the most agnostic in their views of all the houses. This is because they believe whatever it is they believe, but they very rarely dwell on it, and they could care less what others believe either. They are more into the general idea of the human race and how they act as a whole, rather than sides of good or evil, that does not interest them in the slightest. As they see it everyone is down a specific path, and they are along to have fun in the duration of the ride.
P o l i t i c a l - V i e w s
Some Slytherins have no interest in politics whatsoever, but those that do love debate, and are very venomous in their nature when it gets down to it. They are prone to
arguing, though they will listen to what you have to say, you will rarely change their mind. Instead, you will probably often find them to be very convincing, and you may be re-evaluating your own thoughts by the time they are through with you.
C a r e e r s
Common career and occupational choices among Slytherins are those that are
very prestigiousor those that are looked well upon, because they expect only the best for themselves. They may want to be surgeons, doctors, attorneys, orjournalists. The more artistic of Slytherins may also enjoy acting, singing, or dancing.
I d e a l - E n v i r o n m e n t
The ideal environment for a Slytherin is the one in which they feel they are at the top of their game, and in which they are saying what goes on around them. They have a deep need to be independent as well as superior, so they like to climb their way to the top of the food chain. Literally speaking, Slytherins may tend toward warmer, more humid areas.
S e l f - P e r c e p t i o n
Slytherins have two perceptions about themselves, depending on their mood. The first is that they are a fantastic, accomplished person, ready to take charge and be the best they can be. The second opinion, when they start to put themselves down or are in a low place, is that they are
rudeindividuals who are lonely at heart.
L i f e - M i s s i o n
The mission of a Slytherin is to do what it is they do best, make their name known, and show pride in where it is they come from.
Gryffindors are hopeless romantics, and all for extravagance and over-dramatization. They do want that Romeo and Juliet, tragic type of story, except in theirs, both them and their partner of choice actually surviving would be ideal. They like the idea of forbidden romance, or anything else that feeds their need for adventure. A simple, calm relationship is not the type of thing that interests them, as they always feel the need to keep the fire burning. They will often give you surprises, but they also expect them in return. They like varying things, from an indulgent night out to a simple surprise moonlight picnic on the beach, if you give them something they aren’t expecting after what due to their emotional force is bound to be a day full of stress, they will simply melt into you and feel the love between the both of you, and two will become one. If you keep them pleased in this manner, Gryffindors are one of the best types of lovers you can have, as they are incredibly loyal in their romance, saving any shred of lust in their body all bottled up and waiting to unleash the Lion onto you. Their sex drive is beaten perhaps only by those of the Slytherin house, and though they like to keep things in bed traditional they do like to mix up the setting. This could mean just candles or renting some suite for a night or two, but if you are constantly change where all the action happens, they are bound to feel they are exploring new parts of your body, something that the both of you will enjoy very much.
Hufflepuffs are a bit like honey, sweet and sticky to the point that once they lure you in with their indulgent scent then you will be stuck to them for a long time, if not forever. They are very agreeable lovers and do not ask for anything to ever be too fancy, though they do at times want it. The main goal with a Hufflepuff is that they expect you to know what they want, and their patience will give you plenty of time to figure out just what that may be, but don’t take too long or decide that if they can wait they don’t need it at all, or they will quickly shut you out. You need to know your Hufflepuff’s needs and act upon them, and sometimes they need to be caressed and pampered. Hufflepuffs have a sweet tooth and this affects their sex drive, and you may be able to find the wilder side of them by experimenting with foods in the bedroom, but aphrodisiacs also work best for them, so strawberries or chocolate are a sure way to get your Hufflepuff ready for the rest of your night’s endevours. Maintaining a relationship with a Hufflepuff is very easy, as normally they are peaceful and only want the best, keeping everything at peace. So long as you shower them with the occasional gift or compliment and keep them feeling loved and fluffed, they will always be yours.
A relationship with a Ravenclaw is a process, and you must be ready and willing to accept that process if you truly want to be with them. Ravenclaws are often cold and comfortable being alone at first, so getting to talk to them is the first goal, and once they are comfortable with you then they will begin to slowly open up, at which point you will have to gain their trust in order for them to want a relationship with you. Once this relationship starts, you will find it is a very comfortable one, as Ravenclaws rarely feel the need for anything fancy or extraordinary, as if they have deemed you worthy of their love that means that they are happy just with the idea of spending time with you, even neither of you talk. Just a night in bed with both of your noses in a good book and snuggling up sounds like a perfect time. As far as dates go, they tend to think that the simple dinner and a movie night will suffice, they don’t need you to go out of the way to make them feel indulged, and often they may feel guilty if you do. Ravenclaws are all for intellectual stimulation, and conversation is usually a good way to get their sex drive started. Just a sensible talk with meaning and a few drinks are enough to get them ready. Extreme kink isn’t really their type of thing, though their fetishes are varied and unique. Ravenclaws know exactly what they’re doing in bed, and they will make sure to find the best ways to make it enjoyable for the both of you.
A relationship with a Slytherin is a roller coaster, and be strapped in for the ride if you believe yourself prepared for it. Slytherins are cynical by nature but their ambition makes them great flirts, so while they may seem incredibly interested in you
they rarely are, and it will take a long time before they trust you enough for a serious long-term relationship. Once a relationship does start it may have it’s fair share of bumps, as Slytherins are very emotionaland often a bit self-loathing, so they may see themselves as doing things that are wrong while you think they are perfect just as they are. This will cause them to either give up and actually do things that are questionable, or shut you out under the self-convinced belief that you are bitter against them. The best way to avoid this is to fully convince your Slytherin that you love them, and their need for indulgence is extreme, so in order to do this it is best to go all out. Find a way to point out all of the key things that they like, to show how amazing you think they are as a person, as ego boosts are always a great thing for a Slytherin. They will feel much more warm and deep within you, and this will rekindle your romance. This cycle repeats quite often, which while it can be seen as something negative, it also means your relationship will never be boring. One trait that a snake symbolizes is a great sex drive, and Slytherins prove this quite well. They are up for anything and their ambition and fire shows in bed. They like to mix things up in various ways, and kink will keep them going throughout the entire night, if you can keep up.
Christmas in Hogwarts : Holiday Spirit by House
Gryffindors have the ability to appreciate the holidays not for presents or for the weather or anything of the like, but for time to spend with their family and friends. They are one of the houses that is the biggest on sentimental value and nostalgia, and this shows especially during Christmas. Gryffindors are the type to store memories from past years into their brain to retell them later on in life, or to yearn to hear from the older members of their family what the holidays were like for the generations before, and that the family they never had the chance to meet was like. They fill up all of their time during the holidays, to the point they can overwhelm themselves and therefore become stressed. When this happens the do have a tendency to get sour, saying that Christmas is nothing more than a commercial way to make people lose their minds. Once they get over this though, they will be right back in the loving spirit they were before.
Hufflepuffs are the house with the most holiday cheer. If you wanted to quickly describe the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you could say he turned into a Hufflepuff. They are incredibly hardworking and giving, and therefore want everything to be perfect. They want everyone to be happy and have a great holiday, and if they aren’t then they take it to heart. They hate to be around people who are bitter about the holiday season, and if they do happen to be around such folks they will try their best to get them feeling more of the spirit, and spread a little joy to them. The thing that would get a Hufflepuff most upset during Christmas would be if something in their plan went wrong, as they can see it as totally ruining the day, whereas other people may not see it as such a big deal.
Ravenclaws, opposite of Hufflepuffs, are the most cynical about the holidays. They are much less into being sentimental than would a Lion or a Badger be, and they tend to see more of the reality of how the holidays are advertised. They see the commercial aspects, and don’t look past it to see the true meaning of it. They find those with a lot of holiday cheer to be frankly annoying, because they think they are just faking their happiness. They are rarely ones to ask for much on Christmas, and take what they get politely, but are not huge gift givers or expectant of anything from others.
Slytherins can have a slightly more driven look on the holidays, as well as a
less sentimentalone. They tend to be a bit materialistic, and go out of their way to get extravagant gifts for others to improve their karma. They believe that if they go out of their way to have a big heart during the holidays, they will get everything they want, which is quite often a good bit.When this concept doesn’t work in their favour, they can get a bah humbug attitude toward Christmas, saying it is nothing but a waste of time that lost it’s meaning long ago, if it ever had any. If they do get what they want, they can be sickeningly full of holiday cheer, and enjoy bothering others with it.
Gryffindors have a thirst for adventure and are always wanting to lend a hand in the way they feel is the best, so they often have the career choices of adrenaline junkies, but at the same time something that doesn’t take an elongated education. For instance they may often like to be cops, firefighters or enter into a branch of the military. There is the occasional studious Gryffindor who will go for a different path, but the nature of a Gryffindor is often one of impatience, they want to reach their goals and start improving as quickly as they can’t. They want something they can enlist into that is straight to the point, and they can take the rush of it all, in fact they thrive upon it. They have the nerve and stubborness to deal with any blows they are given along the way, and once they get to where they wish to be they will be left standing. Out of all the houses, Gryffindors are probably the least likely to have the desire to go to college, and those that do often go because it is a requirement for something they want, like a sports scholarship.
Hufflepuffs do very well in perusing their careers, because they have no problem taking all the time that is needed. Generally they wish to do something that will benefit others more than themselves, so many of them may decide to be nurses, teachers or help out in some form of charity or service. The main issue that Hufflepuffs have with going toward what they want is that leaving the past behind scares them. They have a piece inside of themselves that wants to stay young forever, and just be loved and cared for. This doesn’t make them cowardly, it just means they may be the last of a group to move out of their parents’ house or to move away from all of their friends if it is necessary, as their shy tendency will make it difficult for them to easily bond with others in wherever it is they may go. Many Hufflepuffs wish to go to college, but they can be a bit carefree about it, and sometimes forget about the expenses involved. Luckily their trustworthy reputation will mean that their family and friends are often willing to help them out in this area, even if the forgetful Hufflepuff may forget to pay them back.
A career tends to be the main driving force in a Ravenclaws entire life, so generally by the time they are an adult they already have a full plan as to what they wish to do. They often have specific fields of interest, such as psychology or literature, and they focus everything upon this. They often excel in whatever field it may be that they have chosen, and will have no problem finding themselves work wish such an impressive record. A majourity of Ravenclaws will go to college, and know exactly which college they want to go to and why. They will have already applied for numerous scholarships before being out of highschool, and have all of their credits in order to be eligible for the highest awards. Ravenclaws are often eager for this new chapter in their life, which may bother others around them as it may make them seem uncaring. This isn’t coldness though, and they will always keep in contact with their friends and family, they’re just all excited for the new intellectual opportunity and the idea that their goals are just that much closer.
Slytherins tend to be split on the career table, as they can easily go either way. They are by nature very ambitious, but also very self-conscious. Due to their ambition they also tend to go toward more booming careers, ones that can be difficult to get into, such as lawyers, doctors or actors. Many Slytherins can have a drive above all else to get them through and to where they want to be in their line of work, but others can start to get the idea that they are, a. not good enough or b. there’s some conspiracy against them and they are never going to get anywhere because of it. Due to this the house with the highest number of dropouts is Slytherin. Slytherins who do go to college will be sure to apply for every scholarship opportunity they can, because they refuse to let anything stand in the way of they want, lest it be themselves.
I firmly believe that the reason many Slytherins were easily convinced to join Voldemort was because they were treated like shit by the rest of the houses while they were growing up. Imagine spending seven of the most important years of your life being told that you were part of the bad house and therefore bad yourself. Everyone boos your quidditch team. All the houses will hang out with everyone except you. You grow up being hated by your fellow students and many of your teachers.
Now imagine someone comes along and tells you that you’re not worthless and bad. That you’re invited to join a family where you will right the wrongs committed against you. You have the opportunity to be wanted and powerful instead of a hated outcast. Several of your former classmates are telling you how great it is. How you’re welcomed and needed. These are the kids you grew up with. The classmates who went through all the same things you did. Being a Death Eater sounds pretty good now.
I was always bothered by the scene at the end of book 7, when the students are asked whether they want to fight the incoming Death Eater army. The Slytherin students are all like, “Uh. No?” And they’re treated like terrorists for it. In the movie, they’re even locked in the school dungeons while everyone cheers.
Did nobody stop to think and realize that if the Sytherin students had stood and fought, they would have been facing their own parents on a battlefield? Even if some of them weren’t really on board with the whole Death Eater thing, expecting them to fight was just cruel. They were children. The oldest of them were seventeen. Babies. And their own professors were asking them to shoot illegal killing spells at Mum and Dad.
Imagine you are a Slytherin and you are staying behind to defend your school and maybe restore some honor to your House. The other students are all giving you mistrustful glares. You know they’re waiting for you to start hitting them in the back with stunning spells. You consider doing it, too, because you’re already starting to regret the choice you made.
Then the battle begins, and you are up against a crowd of strangers who aren’t strangers at all. You recognize voices, muffled behind masks but still piercingly familiar. Your uncle. Your cousin. Your best friend’s big sister.
And then you see a tall man in expensive grey robes. A moment later you notice the small, curvy woman next to him, wand ready. They are guarding each others backs.
You recognize their shoes.