- With the amount of cynicism he has it'd be hard to place him in any house, bravery he might have, but not typically Gryffindor. Grades he didn't particularly care about so
Ravenclaw's probably out unless he just doesn't care to do the work yet likes to learn. I somehow doubt he'd fit in Hufflepuff, but hard work I'd imagine is something he's used to, loyalty is not though. Cunning to get his relatives to back off, ambitious, as you stated, is doubtful so write the house names down on a scrap of paper stick them in a cap and pull one out.
Interesting story I like the plot so far.
- Which House should Harry end up in? That depends on how you think the Sorting Hat decides where each newbie goes.
The "canon" explanation does not work -- why is Percy in Gryffindor instead of in Slytherin, for example -- so I have my own theory for the Houses:
The sortings we know about make sense if the Hat looks at the intensity of three desires: knowledge, recognition/glory and influence/power. Those who have one dominant desire go to that desire's associated House (Ravenclaw for knowledge, Gryffindor for recognition/glory and Slytherin for influence/power) and those with no single dominant desire of the three go to Hufflepuff.
So the question is how do this Harry's desires match up. If your version of him values one of those three things, then he would go in the respective House; otherwise, its Hufflepuff for him.
(#) whatareyouevensaying 2008-07-12 07:19:32 PMGreat start, I have to say. I'm not sure why you don't think this Harry belongs in Slytherin, his treatment of the Dursleys would certainly put him there. He doesn't seem to have any other traits in abundance. The bravery to kick Dudley in the nuts, the willingness to work hard to actually streak to get his relatives to back off...I'd say anywhere but Ravenclaw would make sense. Harry doesn't pursue knowledge actively enough to fit in there.
Looking forward to more.
- I like it. The story kind of reminds me of Elementary Calculations. In that one he acts a bit like your Harry and ends up in Ravenclaw. Actually I'd say raven claw is best considering your threw Slythern out the window due to the fact that he thought Hogwarts was B.S. till the professor showed him the fact that magic is real. Also he has no Hufferpuff tendencies due to the fact that he had no friends in school and liked it that way. Maybe Griffindor due to he seems not to be afraid of doing some thing like kicking a boy twice your size in the nuts or calling BS on the school. So it's got to be the Ravenclaw or the Griffindor . If you go dorks I doubt the he would make any friends since they don't seem to that fact based other than Hermione. Ravenclaw might be the best due to him believing facts not word of mouth.
- great read....harry is definitely not gryffindor material and since u've ruled out slytherin then taking in to account his patience with going thru 20 pets and accounting this in a very twisted way u could arrive at hufflepuff as his house if not ravenclaw is the next best thing..he's definitely not gryffindor material since he hasn't done accidental magic meaning he has control of his emotions which the gryffies dont have....update soon please
- A good start. I think from your writing he would make a good Ravenclaw (although you've not said anything about his schooling) as he shows a willingness to question things and it seems is very obserant. Doe's he get Hedwig and will he be friends with Hermione, if so a Ravenclaw Hermione without the blind obedience to authority and reliance on book knowledge would be good.
- I'd say he's a raven. Even if only for his need to look behind and or underneath everything, he believes /nothing without proof. I don't think he seeks knowledge, but proof of the why and how/, that's a small difference but it's distinct in it's reach -- knowledge without proof reminds me (personally) to much of religion to like it. This Harry /just seeks proof of what he has to learn anyway.
Be it as it is, I like this story, thanks for sharing