I don’t know what I should be more offended at. “Sirius’ dad” or the fact they you don’t think that these characters are interesting. Now I will admit that Snape’s story is interesting as well. The psychological analyses that can be done on that man…but thess other characters are just as/perhaps even more interesting in their own way.
Let me passionately break the list down.
-peter pettigrew (!!!)
Peter! How can you not be fascinated by Peter? The true example of how fear can push you to do terrible things. For a decade, Peter had three amazing friends who he practically worshipped. But he was overcome by fear and gave into Voldemort, ultimately betraying his friend (and his friend’s family) and framing his other friend. Can you stop for a moment and imagine the sheer mental strain…the pressure…the breaking point…the snapping…the fear…the anger…the guilt and confusion that this man faced?
Holy crap I love Narcissa. If you don’t think that this woman is interesting then you are 100% wrong, sir. I mean, there she was for five books, scarcely mentioned. Then WHAM the sixth book comes along and she’s scared for her son and she makes Severus protect him because he’s just a boy. And all of a sudden, you have a parallel. You have a marvelous parallel between her and Molly. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing this parallel is. All of a sudden, we see Narcissa as a mother. She may be a villain, sure. But above all, she’s a mother who just wants to protect her son. And if that doesn’t make her badass enough, she looks into Voldemort’s red eyes and declares that Harry Potter is dead. Lying to the Dark Lord (the master of lie-defection) with just a few seconds of preparation. Narcissa Black. Is. A. BAMF.
We don’t know much about him. HOWEVER do you know what makes him great? The fact that he was a hero in his own mind. Dear god, I love the whole notion that every villain is a hero in his own right. And he was. He plotted all of the greater good stuff because he wanted to be the hero, the savior, of the wizarding world. He was horrendously wrong and hundreds of people suffered but again, it’s psychologically interesting. Forget Voldemort-Hitler parallels. Grindewald was the closest to Hitler. How is that not interesting?
-barty crouch jr.
Just the thought of Barty being controlled by the Imperius Curse for years by his hateful father is interesting. Let alone all of his actions and his horrible fate which wasn’t mentioned in the movie at all (along with dozens of other things).
Slughorn’s motifs are always interesting. He isn’t villainous, per say, but he certainly is greedy and manipulative. I’d be lying if I said he was the most interesting character but he had his moments. And never forget that, despite being the head of Slytherin, he stayed to help fight the Death Eaters. That’s just amazing. -kreacher the house elf
Sweet Merlin’s trousers, let’s talk about Kreacher! I don’t know where to start. Should I talk about the disgustingly fascinating way that house-elves have to obey their masters and the parallels of slavery IRL? Should I talk about how it probably never occurred to him that the Black family values are wrong and he accepted their views without question. Should I talk about the way he blindly worshipped his masters? Should I talk about the fact that he tried again and again to destroy the locket because Master Regulus told him so but he couldn’t and imagine how horrible he must have felt? Not to mention: house-elf army!
Man even Umbridge is interesting in her own way. Umbridge is the combination of that horrible teacher and horrible authority figure that abuses their power with little regard to the feelings of others. She verges on the line of psychopathy while still wearing pink and smile. How the heck are you not fascinated up this woman?
Not Sirius’ father but rather his brother, who was a year younger than him. Whereas Sirius rebelled against his family, Regulus gave in to the beliefs and pressure. He was the perfect son. He got sorted into Slytherin. He became a Death Eater. Until he saw just how far Voldemort was willing to go to achieve his means. And what does Regulus do? At the age of eighteen, he attempts to destroy one of Voldemort’s horcruxes. Quietly. Passively. He wasn’t looking to be a hero. He wasn’t looking for the attention and admiration. He just wanted to do the right thing. So he sends his house-elf to safety and is horrifically killed. When’s the last time you heard THAT story?
In conclusion: JK Rowling really knows how to write a variety of characters. Also, my thumbs hurt from typing all of this out on my phone.
THIS! While I certainly believe Snape was definitely interesting, there are plenty of other characters I wished we had more info about. I can’t even imagine how Regulus must have felt. First, he probably felt that, after his brother rebelled, he was obligated as the younger son to step up and be the son his parents wanted. I can even understand him actually being excited at first to join the Death Eaters, because at first they probably didn’t start killing everyone. I just wished we could’ve seen when he realized that he didn’t actually wantto be a Death Eater. Also, he couldn’t have been the only Death Eater to have a house elf(any would have been able to do the job), so it makes me wonder how high up in the ranks Regulus was. When exactly did he become disillusioned by Voldemort and his followers? I can’t imagine how terrified he must have felt when he stole the horcrux, and knew when he tried to leave he was going to die. Regulus is so fucking interesting. He was never a bad person. He made a mistake, and died trying to fix it. If that means he’s not 3-dimensional and interesting, then i dunno a character that is.#rant #kind of #Harry Potter #Regulus Black #interesting #characters #i can go on forever about Harry Potter