- A new batch of AI-generated images imagines Harry Potter characters if they had been sorted into alternate Hogwarts Houses.
- The art includes Harry as a Slytherin, Hermione as a Ravenclaw, Dumbledore as a Slytherin, and Lord Voldemort as a Gryffindor.
- The sorting ceremony in Harry Potter represents a stressful affair for students, as the House they are sorted into can affect their school experience and social atmosphere, but it doesn’t have to define a student’s entire life.
Key Harry Potter characters are sorted into alternate Hogwarts Houses in interesting AI art. First brought to life in live-action in 2001’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the hit Warner Bros. franchise is based on the beloved book series by controversial author J.K. Rowling. The first movie introduces Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry, Rupert Grint’s Ron, and Emma Watson’s Hermione, and it’s the group’s sorting into Gryffindor that leads to them becoming the powerful trio of friends who will eventually take on Voldemort.
Now, imaginative art shared by Harry Potter Fanpage on Instagram imagines how key Harry Potter characters would change if they had been sorted into different Houses. Check out the art below:
The carousel of images includes depictions of Hermione as a Ravenclaw, Harry as a Slytherin, Ron as a Hufflepuff, Draco as a Gryffindor, Snape as a Ravenclaw, and Dumbledor as a Slytherin, among others. Even Voldemort, perhaps the most Slytherin character of all, is reimagined as a Gryffindor.
How Much Do Hogwarts’ Houses Really Matter In Harry Potter?
In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the sorting ceremony clearly represents a stressful affair for students. Upon arriving at Hogwarts, the newcomers assemble in the Great Hall where the snarky Sorting Hat then sorts the students into one of the four Houses. Harry is especially worried about what House will be chosen for him, even repeating “Not Slytherin” under his breath throughout the ceremony.
It’s understandable why Harry and the other students would be nervous about their respective sortings. A House like Slytherin, for example, carries a negative connotation for some, especially because Voldemort was a Slytherin. The effect one’s House has on one’s school experience, really, mostly has to do with the atmosphere of their common room and the types of students he or she will be surrounded by.
While a student’s personality plays a role in his or her sorting, it’s also mentioned on several occasions that students’ own preferences are taken into account during the sorting process. What’s more, during the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ending, Harry’s son expresses concern about being sorted into Slytherin, but Harry assures him that one of the bravest people he ever knew was a Slytherin (in reference to Snape). Being sorted into one Hogwarts House over another in Harry Potter, then, certainly isn’t the be-all and end-all that it may feel like to younger students.
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