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Old August 14th, 2007, 4:45 pm
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Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I was just wondering, do you think that Harry got an Order of Merlin for killing Voldemort? Dumbledore had an Order of Merlin, First Class (or perhaps more than one?) but we cannot be sure whether he got this for his defeat of Grindelwald, or for the large number of other great achievments.

I personally reckon Harry was given an Order of Merlin First Class, but I think he would have refused it, or else insisted that Ron, Hermione, Neville, and all those that died fighting Voldemort (including Regulus) were given them too. It seems unlikely he'd set much store by a certificate, or title, or whatever you want to call it, and I doubt he'd go to the trouble of getting the Ministry to issue loads of them.

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Old August 14th, 2007, 5:24 pm
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Re: Did Harry an get Order of Merlin?

Hunch, he might have got it but that doesn't mean he values it. For example, he probably remembers Sirius' devalutation of his family's order for giving lots of money to the ministry.

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Old August 14th, 2007, 5:31 pm
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I'm sure he got a few honours, it's just not that important to the series as a whole.


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Old August 14th, 2007, 6:36 pm
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I think he would have got one and probably he would have insisted that the others got them. The others probably would not have got first class though imo.


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Old August 14th, 2007, 6:54 pm
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I'm sure if Harry got one, Ron and Hermione would've too. I can imagine Harry insisting that Snape should get one for risking his life by being a spy. Harry most likely got first class for defeating the Darkest Wizard.


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Old August 14th, 2007, 7:14 pm
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I would think Harry got offered various awards, but he may not have taken them. He doesn't seem the type to want the accolades and awards; he'd probably prefer the quiet life. Plus, since the Order of Merlin has such a long history of being corrupted, he might not want to be associated with that. Of course, conversely, he might want to help Kingsley start writing the new chapter of that award by having it awarded based purely on merit.


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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I dont think him receiving any awards really matters to the overall story.


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Old August 14th, 2007, 7:34 pm
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I dont think him receiving any awards really matters to the overall story.
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

Harry would definitely get 1st Class but likewise, refused, saying that he didn't deserve it or something like that


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Old August 14th, 2007, 9:45 pm
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

If anyone deserves and Order of Merlin it's Harry. Ron and Hermione should both get one too. I mean even when Gridelwald was powerful it wasn't as frightening (in England at least) as when Voldermort was powerful. If Dumbledore got one Harry will definatly get one.


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Old August 14th, 2007, 9:52 pm
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I think he got a Order of Merlin, First Class after vanquising Voldemort the first time.


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Old August 15th, 2007, 2:05 am
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

TBH, I'm not sure Harry would have been given an Order of Merlin in the immediate aftermath of Riddle's defeat. Maybe in time, after so much service to the New Ministry and in the Auror office. The Ministry would surely still have issues that needed to be resolved and also I think there would still be remains of those who Harry had caused quite a lot of problems for. The Ministry may also still have credibility issues so would therefore be reluctant to hand out Order of Merlins to anyone, let alone to the person who tried his hardest to discredit the Ministry over the past few years.


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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I'm sure Harry would have been given top honors for getting rid of Voldemort. I imagine he'd have gotten an Order of Merlin First Class, and perhaps other awards.


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Old August 15th, 2007, 2:36 am
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

Even if he refused, i'm sure the Ministry would force it on him anyways, lol


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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

I am sure he got some kind of award. He surely deserved an Order of Merlin First Class and whatever other high awards there are. I mean, he got rid of the greatest Dark Lord of his time and restored the wizarding world back to order. He deserves something for that!


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Old August 15th, 2007, 10:37 pm
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

That's a very good question. I would like him to get an Order of Merlin first class. And i think he would have accepted it, not careing much, but still.


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Old August 15th, 2007, 11:26 pm
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

Even Lockhart managed to get a Third Class ... surely defeat of the darkest of dark wizards counts for something?


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No but he got a gift certificate to the Red Lobster.


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I"m sure he did


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Old August 16th, 2007, 1:52 am
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Re: Did Harry get an Order of Merlin?

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No but he got a gift certificate to the Red Lobster.
Hahaha!

I would hope Harry, Ron, and Hermione would all receive an award such as the Order of Merlin. And I think with Kingsley at the Ministry's head they most certainly would have. But, I think he would've requested that the others who fought to defeat The Dark Lord would be remembered with the same honors!

Also, I think Hogwarts would probably receieve something of an award for educating the witches and wizards who did the fighting, since Hogwarts always seemed to get such a load of bollocks from the Ministry, for without their educations how could they have possibly won the war?

Also...I think Tom Riddle's award for services to the school should be taken down and chucked, considering!


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