MYTHTERY: Is Willy Wonka Actually a Weasley?
Willy Wonka is actually a Weasley – specifically George Weasley.
Many people don’t realize this, but Willy Wonka is actually none other than our very own George Weasley, living in the Muggle world after going back in time and starting a new life under a new name. Fictional universes often overlap. With nothing new under the sun, it’s easy to see why authors borrow inspiration from each other’s writing to aid in their own work. What better way to tie two fictional universes together than by very discreetly using a beloved classic children’s literature character?
Pull up a stiff-backed chair, have a biscuit, and let us give you the facts.
Willy Wonka runs a candy factory that is, for lack of a better word, magical. The glass elevator, the Wonka Wash, the Television Chocolate candy, and the Fizzy Lifting Drinks are just a small number of magical things hiding behind the walls of his factory. Fred and George ran a joke and sweets shop in Diagon Alley, but who’s to say that George didn’t decide to branch out into the Muggle world?
According to a chapter that was cut from the final version of Dahl’s novel, Wonka developed a line of candies to help children get out of school. As we all know, Skiving Snackboxes were known for doing just that. We also know that Wonka enjoys making candies that give a big reaction – two examples being exploding candy and the four-course dinner gum. Things like this don’t just happen with normal candy ingredients. Clearly, there is some sort of magic behind it!
Wonka is eccentric, mischievous, and loves to watch his chaos unfold around him. He’s good for a laugh, he’s well traveled, and he enjoys a good prank. All of these characteristics describe George Weasley and – combined with the above evidence – gives this theory what it needs to be considered cold, hard fact.
And most importantly:
– Myth Managed
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