Previously, I matched heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Harry Potter characters. Now it’s time to do a DC edition. I know a lot of the mythology of the characters comes from the comics, but for this post, I have used the films and TV shows as the basis of my article.
Superman/Clark Kent as Harry Potter
Both Clark and Harry lost their parents at a young age and were raised by other people. Once they realized who they were and what they could do, their destinies left a weight on their shoulders. Their abilities and histories differentiated them from their peers. Despite their differences, they both became heroes of their respective worlds.
Wonder Woman/Diana Prince as Hermione Granger
These powerful women were initially outsiders to their new world. As a Muggle-born, Hermione initially struggled to find a place in the wizarding world. Likewise, Diana went through a bit of an adjustment period when she first entered the human realm. Once they found their place, they thrived and became indispensable to their friends.
Green Arrow/Oliver Queen as Sirius Black
Oliver’s and Sirius’s starts as heroes stemmed from tragic beginnings. Both men were isolated and had to use their wits to survive. Oliver started off shipwrecked on a deserted island, and Sirius was imprisoned in Azkaban for a crime he did not commit. These hard starts gave them a reason to fight for their city, family, and friends.
Supergirl/Kara Danvers as Ginny Weasley
They were both overshadowed by relatives in their lives: Kara by her cousin Clark (also known as Superman) and Ginny by her many brothers. However, once they matured, they became just as powerful and well known as their family members.
The Flash/Barry Allen as Neville Longbottom
Unlike other heroes, Barry Allen wasn’t born with his powers. Instead, an accident and practice made him the fastest man alive. Likewise, it took some time for Neville to grow into the brave wizard he became. In spite of their different starts, they became equally valiant and strong as the other superheroes.
Kid Flash/ Wally West as Ron Weasley
Both Ron and Wally started off overshadowed by others – in Ron’s case, it was Harry, and for Wally, it was Barry. They both sought a chance to prove themselves as heroes instead of just sidekicks, and they succeeded. Ron played his part in defeating Voldemort, and Barry couldn’t have beaten Savitar without Wally.
What do you think of my list? Are there any other heroes you would add? Let us know in the comments!