Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Harry Potter characters in a non-magical world?

I've been thinking about this for a bit - what would our beloved Hogwarts students be like if Hogwarts were just a regular prep school in the real, non-magical world? What roles would they fill after graduation? My ideas are below, but I'm happy to hear your suggestions in the comments - especially for Ginny Weasley, who just doesn't do anything for my imagination.

Harry Potter - Harry is a pretty standard talented-but-immature jock with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove. I think he'd be most at home as a maverick fighter pilot, with a homoerotic rivalry that must be put aside to fight the greater evil (probably a shady east Asian conglomerate, or something). 

Hermione Granger - I know she's English, but I can only see her as a U.S. Secretary of State. The equivalent in England seems to be the Secretary of State for Justice in the Ministry of Justice, which sounds appropriately intellectual and badass. 

Ron Weasley - Desk jockey at the FBI. Ron's courage and loyalty outstrip his intellectual abilities, which makes him a perfect fit for the Bureau. 

Neville Longbottom - That awkward but randomly hot professor who can usually be found holed up in a lab (and that's how he likes it). 

A bazillion points to Gryffindor, hot stuff.
Draco Malfoy - I figure he would be the evil equivalent of Bruce Wayne - a rich, jobless dandy who hosts fundraisers for pet politicians and buys extravagant things. 

Luna Lovegood - Vintage clothing/furniture store owner, and an avid pastafarian blogger. 

Fred/George Weasley - Second City Toronto improv teachers. Though they'd probably fit in better with the 1973-1974 crowd than anyone in more recent memory. 

1 comment:

  1. I still think Luna Lovegood would be Lady Gaga circa 2009 in the non-magical world