The Fullerverse Sorting Ceremony

Popular culture in today’s society is much more than just a conglomeration of ideas and phenomena. We are touched and even shaped by the growing encyclopedia of what surrounds us: everything from memes to the wonderful worlds we are introduced to through fiction. One of the most famous and far-reaching of these universal experiences is J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe, and more specifically, the four Hogwarts houses introduced in the books. The traits that accompany each house can be found in almost everyone, but the most prevalent and valued ideals determine a person’s house. Even people who have never read one of the books or seen any of the movies are most likely familiar with the basics of each House, especially because they are all archetypes: the heroic ones, the smart ones, the friendly ones, and the dark ones. Though the Houses are much more complex than just those dynamics, some can “sort” themselves or others solely based on these criteria.

Many people utilize these Houses to evaluate their own personalities and characters. The Hogwarts Houses have become personality tests in themselves, and they are widely used in character evaluation. One of the most interesting things, however, is that sorting reveals what traits a person sees most predominantly in characters. Because of this, there can be no definitive answers when it comes to sorting fictional characters. However, part of the fun stems from analyzing the variety of traits present in so many characters.

Today, we are going to sort several Fullerverse characters into houses that accurately fit them. Of course, these are my opinions based on how I view the characters, so this article is discussion and fun rather than solid fact! Many of these characters have traits encompassed in all the houses, but I’ve sorted them based on how predominantly these traits appear and by what the characters value the most.

 

gryffindor_crestGryffindor

“You might belong in Gryffindor,

Where dwell the brave at heart,

Their daring, nerve, and chivalry

Set Gryffindors apart”

The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

Will Graham

Will’s Hogwarts House is one of the most widely argued among Hannibal fans, and with good reason. A difficult character to define, Will encompasses many traits that flourish throughout the three seasons. However, Will remains and even grows more into the heroic, strong protagonist of the series. Despite the manipulation he undergoes and the constant struggle he has with his own demons, Will holds his own with strength and determination, even deciding to track down Hannibal and face him head-on during the third season. Although Will may not always perform the most moral option, he faces challenges head-on with a heart of gold. His bravery is sometimes overshadowed by other traits, but it rests at the very core of his soul.

One of the biggest arguments regarding Will’s house is that he should be a Ravenclaw because of his wit. Of course, this is indeed a compelling statement, particularly because Will is an extremely intelligent character who uses his mentnup_166294_0057al skills to assist him on cases. Despite this, though, not every smart person should automatically be sorted into Ravenclaw. Even in the canon of Harry Potter itself, there are hundreds of smart, sharp students dispersed throughout the four houses. When thinking about it, it is important to remember that those who specifically value wisdom, knowledge, and learning are definitely Ravenclaws, but not every clever character is necessarily in Ravenclaw. Though Will possesses a great mind, it is not his most treasured aspect. He even comes to resent it when the minds and actions of serial killers start to affect him extremely negatively.

Will also possesses many of the Gryffindor qualities that can, when persuaded by evil and darkness, define someone as a Slytherin instead. This is true for Will especially at the end of season three, when he becomes much more open and ambitious. However, Will’s character, much like the show itself, is still lingering on a cliffhanger, so we cannot be entirely sure if these darker aspects of Will’s character will continue to flourish.

 

Jaye Tyler

The sweet yet slightly detached Jaye from Wonderfalls is a token Gryffindor. In spite of adversity and amidst even her own qualms of sindex_wonderfalls_regular_jaye_03anity, she eventually places trust in the muses speaking to her rather than breaking herself down. She is able to stand strong despite the confusion and anger from those around her, which is courageous in itself. Jaye leads the show with an aura of good humor, displaying determination and strength as she navigates her ever-evolving life. Rather than giving in to the suggestions that she is losing her mind, she puts faith in herself and in the talking animals, showing great strength in her character.

 

Hufflepuff

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“You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil”

—The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

Chuck Charles

Hufflepuffs are often overlooked when it comes to sorting. Minor characters are more common to end up in Hufflepuff than leads because there is less known about them. However, I’m here to tlargeell you that the badass, brilliant, and kind Chuck Charles of Pushing Daisies is a Hufflepuff through and through. She is ‘Puff to a fault–an exuberant and passionate soul who always searches for the most humane outlook when it is available. Chuck brightens up any room she enters both in the world of the show and for those watching in the audience. Such positivity sometimes urges characters to come off as annoying, but Chuck is purely a ray of sunshine. She is friendly to even those she doesn’t particularly like, and she portrays extreme dedication in whatever she does. She often goes with her heart instead of her head, which is displayed by her decision to keep her father alive. Loyalty is one of the most definitive Hufflepuff qualities, and Chuck’s determination to help Ned and Emerson with their cases and her inability to give up make her one of the best-fitting characters of the Hufflepuff House.

 

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Rube of Dead Like Me is another character with shining Hufflepuff traits. Although he comes across as gruff and serious much of the time, he is one of the most caring characters in the show and displays affection in his own way, acting as not only the leader but the father figure of the group. Rube even breaks his own personal rule in order to see that his family is better off, thus putting their needs ahead of his own beliefs. Rube’s determination to better the lives of those he cares about makes him a true Hufflepuff.

 

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Ravenclaw

“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;”

The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

Aaron Tyler

largeIn Wonderfalls, Aaron’s thirst for knowledge and the truth make him a definite Ravenclaw. In addition to being intelligent, he truly seeks to garner facts and learn about what’s happening around him, especially when it comes to what his sister is experiencing. Instead of disputing Jaye’s claims that animal objects are talking to her, he sticks by her and holds a desire to determine why and how the muses are communicating with his sister. He even attempts to talk to them himself, displaying a need for understanding fueled by his own curiosity.

 

Slytherin

“Or perhapslytherin-crest-slytherin-17304074-250-284s in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.”

The Sorting Hat, Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone

 

 

George Lass

One of the most popular negative tropes in sorting comes into play here, and it is important to dispel it right off the bat. Although evil characters do primarily 017-dead-like-me-theredliststem from Slytherin, not every member of the house is an antagonist. The dominant traits of Slytherin are cunning, ambition, and unmatched desire. George from Dead Like Me, who serves as the narrator and heroine of the series, is a prime candidate for Slytherin. She can be quite reserved yet inquisitive, and possesses a sardonic and sarcastic sense of humor. George does not seek to take interest in anything to avoid being disappointed, which is a negative outlook that hints at her detached personality. There are people she enjoys messing with, especially her mother, and George has a “whatever” attitude particularly prominent at the beginning of the series. However, despite all this, George still fiercely cares for her family, and proves so by helping them out and making her presence at least partially known, even though this isn’t the most accepted action.

 

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Freddie of Hannibal is difficult to sort because she has many Ravenclaw attributes; however, she does not necessarily want information that is the truth. Instead, she seeks to find something she can twist into a story that is more appealing to her readers. She is extremely ambitious, making tabloid journalism her favored form of writing rather than something more professional. She often meddles into situations, and even though she does not have any business there, she makes herself right at home. One of the most Slytherin things about Freddie is her willingness to stop at nothing to uncover details that might otherwise remain unknown, such as lying about her identity and utilizing blackmail. Freddie is quick-witted and bright, but it is her power-fueled search for a juicy story that makes her a Slytherin.

Amelia Cassidy
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Amelia, also known as Lee, resides in Simi Valley, California and is currently studying English and Film in college with the goal of becoming an editor for novels and screenplays. A lifetime devotee of writing, Lee enjoys any opportunity in which to explore her two main passions: storytelling and the English language. In addition to writing short stories, poetry, and film critiques, Lee enjoys Broadway musicals and dreams about traveling to New York City and one day meeting Fullerverse regular Raúl Esparza.

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