7 Harry Potter Characters Sorted Into The Wrong Hogwarts House

Sometimes the Sorting Hat is just plain wrong...

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Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin. One values bravery, one values loyalty, one values learning, and one values ambition.

The four Hogwarts Houses have become one of the most beloved parts of JK Rowling's Wizarding World. Fans love to sort themselves, their friends, their favourite characters from other movies, shows, or books, or even their pets into one of the four houses based on who they are and what they value.

Though a majority of our main characters in Harry Potter are Gryffindors, we spend time with members of each house. We see how they express their house's values in their actions, words, and character.

However, sometimes the Sorting Hat gets it wrong. Not every character in Harry Potter seems like they have been sorted into the Hogwarts House which best suits their personality.

Granted, most characters, and real life people for that matter, are more complicated than just "brave, loyal, smart, or cunning," but sometimes Rowling misses the mark entirely with their houses, and they would be a much better fit somewhere else.

7. Peter Pettigrew Should Be Slytherin(Ish)

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No one likes Peter Pettigrew. Not even the other Death Eaters. And for good reason, too.

Pettigrew famously betrayed Lily and James Potter, his friends since his first year at Hogwarts, to Voldemort, leading to their deaths. He then spent the next thirteen years letting his other childhood friend, Sirius Black, take the blame in Azkaban, while he lived disguised as a little boy's pet rat.

And yet somehow, Peter was sorted into Gryffindor. It's odd beyond his actions because Peter doesn't have the lion's spirit either; he cowers before Voldemort, even as a Death Eater, and was always whiny and snivelly, never standing up for himself or anyone else.Does that sound brave?

Peter has few redeeming qualities, so it's hard to properly sort him into any of the four Houses. However, due to his instinct for survival, and the fact that he manipulated the world to believe that he was dead and Sirius was guilty, Slytherin is probably the best fit.

Still, Peter doesn't quite belong in Slytherin, or, for that matter, Hogwarts.

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