Ginevra Weasley: The Girl Who Prevailed
Okay, but a Harry Potter AU where Harry isn’t able to come back at the end of Deathly Hallows. He succeeded in leaving Voldemort almost mortal once again, but he’s not around to kill him anymore. So as the battle rages on, it’s up to the survivors to end Voldemort once and for all.
Neville takes out Nagini and strips away Voldy’s last protection.
Molly takes out Bellatrix and strips away Voldy’s last lieutenant.
His rage is boundless, but his curses can’t hold.
And into the void steps Ginny. The first Weasley daughter in over a century, the seventh child of a seventh child, the girl more familiar with the inner workings of Voldemort’s soul than anyone else alive. Protected by Harry’s sacrifice, fearless and burning with righteous fury, she takes the stage.
And at long last, Ginevra Weasley has her triumph over Tom Riddle.
This Tumblr post of an alternate Harry Potter universe has been stirring up a lot of conversation lately, and for good reason: it would be brilliant. Ginny Weasley defeating Voldemort in Harry’s stead.
Ginny Weasley is incredibly underestimated throughout the Harry Potter books. She is assumed to be immature, weak, and foolish. In all reality, Ginny is very bright, powerful, and mature for her age.
In the Room of Requirement during Harry’s Defense Against the Dark Arts lessons, Ginny is consistently ahead of the rest of the gang. She is one of the first members of DA to cast a Patronus, she is swift with Disarming Spells, and casts a particularly powerful Reductor Curse that even impresses Harry.
Not only is Ginny qualified to step in based on her abilities, but she is also arguably the next most motivated character in the quest to destroy Lord Voldemort. Tom Riddle lured her in as an 11-year-old with the promise of friendship, only to reveal that his intentions were to possess her and use her for his own purpose. Ginny opened the Chamber of Secrets under the influence of Tom Riddle. Her friends were Petrified, and she was almost killed herself by the memory of a man preserved in a book. Her brother Fred was killed during the Battle of Hogwarts, as well as many of her classmates.
Additionally, Ginny had feelings for with Harry from the moment she met him. His battle against the Dark Lord was her battle against the Dark Lord. If Harry would have fallen, surely she would pick up the torch and if not succeed, die trying.
Ginny’s personal battle against Tom Riddle is often overlooked, but it is just as personal as Harry’s. He took over her mind, controlled her while she committed terrible acts, and almost killed her. But she overcame the Dark Lord’s power, thanks to Harry. She was able to grow into an incredibly powerful witch.
If Harry did not return from the Forbidden Forest, Ginny would have been the ultimate match for Voldemort after Neville swung the sword on his last Horcrux.