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Old August 12th, 2007, 1:47 am
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Yes, I can see DD in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Slytherin, not too sure about Hufflepuff though, that Hosue has always seemed rather bland in character.


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Old August 12th, 2007, 1:51 am
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DD was in Gryffindor, and I cant believe the opinions that claim DD was not brave.


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Old August 12th, 2007, 5:40 am
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DD was very brave by not giving up in his view of Muggles and his quest to defeat Voldemort, saving Harry, and placing all his hope in three just-of-age wizards. To completely turn his life around after Arianna's death and to accomplish what he did...takes real strength of character.
DD was also very smart.
DD was very hardworking. "Wait -", you ask, "Wasn't he a genius? When did he have to work?" Well, as an example, how about the search for Horcruxes? That certainly wasn't easy.
DD was also ambitious, especially in his earlier years, as he himself admits.
Therefore he could have fit into any of the four houses.

Let's now take a look at Tom Riddle:

He was very smart.
He was ambitious in trying to become the greatest Wizard of all time and trying to defeat Death.
He was hardworking (don't tell me the continuous search for how Horcruxes work, the quest for Founder's Objects, and his seizure of power in his Rise were easy!).
He was not very brave though. He therefore could have fit into any of those three houses.

Hermione is brilliant, hardworking, and brave. The first two were especially obvious qualitites, while the third came out more in DH. Her ambitions are normal however, so the only house she doesn't seem to fit is Slytherin.

Ron is brave, but not very hardworking. However he is loyal, a Hufflepuff trait. He is not very smart either. However, like Harry, he has a thirst to prove himself (Mirror of Erised anyone?). Seems he could have fit into Slytherin as well.

Harry, as the Sorting Hat says, could have fit into Slytherin. He is loyal (H), and although not in his schoolwork, he is very hardworking in trying to solve the Mystery in each book. Seems he could have fit into Hufflepuff as well...

All of the above is to point out how multi-faceted each character is. I believe the Sorting Hat picks a quality that seems to shine above the others in a way that will help each person fit into the house and make friends.


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Old August 12th, 2007, 5:46 am
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Dumbledore WAS in GRYFFINDOR there is no question. It has been said in the books. Done. End of the discussion. Finite. But if you want to argue how he was brave, well, he willingly died...he knew it was coming all of book 6 and did not run and hide or try and fix it, he just continued hunting horcruxes how many of us can say we would do that without panic?


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Old August 12th, 2007, 7:17 am
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Tricky you know... I think one can be smart (Ravenclaw), as indeed Dumbeldore was; hard working (Huffleppuff), once again as Dumbledore was; and ambitious (Slitherin) as he (according to his teen story) was most definitely, yet his/her BEST quality might be courage (since he's been planing his death with Snape, for example) and that would make him a Griffindor. Just like Harry...

Nobody is 100 % something yet we all have a predominent feature.

I think Dumbledore, like Harry, ended up being a Griffindor because, in spite of his ambition he was before and above all a "saviour".

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Old August 12th, 2007, 7:29 am
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^Tom Riddle is the epitome of a Slytherin.

Definitely not a hufflepuff. He isn't kind and hardworking or loyal.
Voldemort, one of the most accomplished wizards of the world, is not hardworking?


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Old August 29th, 2007, 10:38 pm
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I am not too sure about the Wormtail expedition to find Voldemort time-line. But, you're probably right about that.
Wormtail only went out to look for Voldemort after he was discovered as Scabbers and lost his convenient hiding place. Someone (Volemort, at the rebirthing party?) says he only comes to find Voldemort because he'd been discovered. To me, there's no way Wormtail is brave.


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Old August 29th, 2007, 11:04 pm
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Due to a plot device (which does not even make sense) he is in Gryffindor

He definitely fits the Slytherin mold.

As for Ravenclaw, while he is smart enough, certainly, I doubt any Ravenclaw would really concern themselves so much with the affairs of others and of society in general


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Old August 29th, 2007, 11:11 pm
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I think he would have either been in Gryffindor or Ravenclaw.
After reading DH there might be a possibility that he was in Slytherin.


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Old August 29th, 2007, 11:44 pm
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Thats a tough question because he exhibited so many qualities that would put him either in Ravenclaw or Gryffindor. Im inclined to think it was Gryffindor after what Hermione says in PS, also due to the fact that the main house of focus throughout the series is Gryffindor.


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Old August 30th, 2007, 8:20 pm
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Either Slytherin or Gryffindor. His ability to plan and his cunning would put him in Slytherin but he had a great tolerance for others so Gryffindor makes sense. He ended up in gryffindor though


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Old August 30th, 2007, 9:35 pm
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He is, as written, definitely 100% slytherin

1) Over-arching goals
2) Willingness to use others
3) Pride in accomplishments
4) Desire for glory (at LEAST until he finished school, remember. Sorting is in school)
5) Deep understanding of human impulses and behaviours


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Old August 30th, 2007, 9:48 pm
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Well if it wasn't for Hermione's comment in PS about Dumbledore being in Gryffindor I would deffinitely say Ravenclaw.


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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:54 pm
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I think that in the first book when we first see Hermione, she says something like "I hope I'm in Griffendor, from what people have been saying it's the best, I hear even Dumbledore himself was in it!" And he's identified with Griffendor through the rest of the series.
I remember HErmione saying that...and I'm sure that she is probably right.


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Old August 31st, 2007, 6:43 am
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Yes and he could use the sword no? Only a true Gryffindor can.


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Old August 31st, 2007, 7:07 am
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Yes and he could use the sword no? Only a true Gryffindor can.
Well using the sword and pulling it out of the hat are different things...I don't think there's any restriction on who can actually use it, just who can pull it from the hat (true Gryffindors)

But considering it's his sword at the time... (It's in his office, he passes it on his will...granted Scrimgeour wouldn't let that happen cause it's a priceless relic of Gryffindor...but still it was his to leave to Harrys apparently) You can assume that he was of course a Gryffindor.


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Old August 31st, 2007, 9:17 pm
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Well using the sword and pulling it out of the hat are different things...I don't think there's any restriction on who can actually use it, just who can pull it from the hat (true Gryffindors)

But considering it's his sword at the time... (It's in his office, he passes it on his will...granted Scrimgeour wouldn't let that happen cause it's a priceless relic of Gryffindor...but still it was his to leave to Harrys apparently) You can assume that he was of course a Gryffindor.
That is right, I forgot about the pulling out of the hat part But you made the point perfectly.


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Old February 3rd, 2008, 5:27 am
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funny, i always took Dumbledore to be a Gryffindor, i didnt even recall what Hermione said in PS until i read it on this thread.

Dumbledore is indeed very smart (much like Hermione) but you'd also need to be braver than the average guy to stand up against Voldemort, which he did all the way up to his death.


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Old February 3rd, 2008, 7:21 am
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Well if it wasn't for Hermione's comment in PS about Dumbledore being in Gryffindor I would deffinitely say Ravenclaw.
Me too. Pehaps like Hermione though, he asked to be in Gryffindor.


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Old February 3rd, 2008, 7:23 pm
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I see Dumbledore, almost like Hermione in a way. Very clever, probably more clever than everyone else, but with a big heart and an immense amount of bravery within him. I think Gryffindor was definitely the right place for Dumbledore.


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