Weasley Is Our King: What the Series Would Look Like with Ron as the Protagonist
People often think of Harry as the heroic one and Ron as his comedic sidekick. By most standards, however, Ron has a pretty heroic, romantic, and exciting life. Let’s take a look at what the book jacket synopsis would say if Ron were the protagonist and not Harry:
Ron Weasley and the Sacrificial Knight
Ron Weasley is a young wizard in his first year at a school called Hogwarts. Growing up with five older brothers and a younger sister, Ron has always been poor and overshadowed by his family members. In his first year at Hogwarts, however, he makes friends and gains admiration by knocking out a mountain troll, getting bitten by a dragon, and sacrificing himself for both his friends and the magical world in a giant game of wizard’s chess.
Ron Weasley and the Acromantulas
Ron is back at Hogwarts, and both his best friends are in trouble. Ron needs to use his driving skills to make sure his best friend Harry gets to Hogwarts despite the strange forces trying to stop him. When he gets there, however, it is his friend Hermione who is in danger. Ron ends up having to confront his biggest fear (and I mean BIG) in order to figure out what mysterious creature has been threatening her. He doesn’t realize, however, that it is actually his youngest sister who needs saving…
Ron Weasley and the Rat Who Was a Man
Yet again, Ron’s friend Harry is in danger, and there is a new murderer in town. Meanwhile, however, Ron is having his own troubles. His longtime pet rat is ill, and his friend Hermione has bought a new pet too: a cat. The tensions running high between the two best friends disguise a much bigger issue: The real murderer might be much closer than they believe.
Ron Weasley and the Champion’s Betrayal
It’s Ron’s fourth year, and a dangerous tournament is being hosted at Hogwarts. Harry (who has barely survived the last three years of school) foolishly enters into the tournament, causing a rift between the two friends. After they finally make up, Hermione starts dating one of Harry’s competitors in the tournament. Ron’s jealousy opens his eyes to new feelings toward Hermione, but he needs to focus on training Harry for the tournament in order to keep him alive.
Ron Weasley and the Attack of the Brain
The evil wizard Voldemort is now back from the dead, and Ron’s family is in increasing danger as they fight against him. Ron needs to defend Harry against verbal abuse from his peers and even professors. At the same time, however, Ron gains new responsibilities as a prefect and leads his Quidditch team to victory. When Harry takes him on a fool’s errand to save his godfather, Ron is attacked by a brain while fighting valiantly against Death Eaters.
Ron Weasley and the Deadly Love Potion
In his sixth year, Ron achieves unexpected popularity, winning Quidditch matches and getting his first girlfriend. Tensions with Hermione run high, but their relations mend after Ron gets poisoned as part of an evil plot. When this plot reaches fruition, Ron has to defend his friends and all of Hogwarts against Death Eaters.
Ron Weasley and the Guiding Light
Ron defies his family and leaves the safety of his home in order to help Harry, who has a bounty on his head. Harry, however, continues to be insensitive to how much Ron has given up, causing Ron to walk out. When he finally returns, he saves Harry from drowning in a lake and destroys part of Voldemort’s soul. As the final battle rages, Ron is forced to confront the torture and death of both family members and his friends.
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