To many, J.K. Rowling’s magical book series, and WB’s 8-film franchise was their everything. On July 21st, 2007, the final chapter, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS came out in the UK and the U.S. On July 15th, 2011, the film series unveiled its last hurrah, seemingly putting a poignant and final flourish & blotts on our childhoods. Many of us wish we had a time turner to relive it all again.
But luckily (even without felix felicis), Harry Potter never ends.
The boy who lived lives on in our hearts, and will forever. Every time you open one of the books, or throw on a film, you’re immediately Apparated back into the bewitching world Rowling created, rekindling the joys and optimism of youth. To commemorate Pottermore’s anniversary, and to have an excuse to revel in these wonderful characters again, we introduce you to this March Madness-style HARRY POTTER themed bracket. Accio bracket! Click on the image below for a larger snapshot of the field.
Who is your favorite character from the world of HARRY POTTER? Who would you want to ask to the Yule Ball? Who do you think would make the best Minister of Magic, or headmaster of Hogwarts? Who would win in a duel? Interpret and divinate these match-ups in witch-ever way you’d like. This is hardly a Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test, but the agony of indecision may incur a reaction not unlike the side effects of Puking Pastilles. We’re kicking off the tournament with the opening round match-ups in two of the four regions. Is Harry Potter the Chosen One…or did Voldemort mark the wrong child? Do David Tennant or Robert Pattinson fans want to crash the party? Dobby might have to do more than maim or seriously injure if he has any hope to topple top seed Hermione Granger. Or should we just hand the Triwizard Cup to Maggie Smith right now? Only time will tell. For thoughts and analysis on the bracket, check out Lee Jordan’s Exclusive Bracketology.
Don’t fret: The Weasley dominated “Burrow” and “Dark Arts (And Defense Against Thereof)” regions will start Wednesday April 16th.
Voting lasts until Tuesday, April 15th, at 11:59 PM PT. Feel free to vote as often as you’d like, and tell your friends (muggle or otherwise) via owl or floo powder, unless you want to receive a howler when they find out you were sipping on Madam Rosmerta’s Butterbeers without them.