Top Seven Ron and Hermione Moments
Ron and Hermione become a great couple at the end of the series, but they have a great friendship before that. Despite their bickering and fights, they care about each other, and their loyalty reflects that. Their time at Hogwarts is filled with plenty of marvelous moments, but these are my favorite seven.
Ron vs. Malfoy
Ron plunged his hand into his robes, pulled out his wand, yelling, ‘You’ll pay for that one, Malfoy!’ and pointed it furiously under Flint’s arm at Malfoy’s face” (CoS 112).
Although Ron was very young at the time, his decision to stand up for his friend shows how much he cares for her. Unfortunately, his actions led to him throwing up slugs for a while, but it’s the thought that counts.
‘You won’t have to do all the work alone this time, Hermione. I’ll help.’
Hermione flung her arms around Ron’s neck and broke down completely” (PoA 292).
Even though they spent a large part of this book fighting, Ron still offered to help Hermione with her immense workload. Ron was there for her when she needed it.
‘Er-my-nee,’ croaked Ron unexpectedly from between them” (HBP 402).
Despite their fighting at the time, Hermione still rushed to Ron’s bedside the moment she heard he was poisoned. That and the fact that Ron mumbled Hermione’s name (and not Lavender’s) when he was half asleep, made it a great moment for the couple.
The Almost Date
‘We’re allowed to bring guests,’ said Hermione, who for some reason had turned a bright, boiling scarlet, ‘and I was going to ask you to come, but if you think it’s that stupid then I won’t bother!'” (HBP 282)
Brave Hermione makes the first move on Ron twice. She initially asks him to Slughorn’s party, finally putting the built-up tension between the two into words. Unfortunately, Ron messes it up by kissing Lavender, but it was still one of the first moments in their growing relationship.
Ron vs. Snape
Ron, who told Hermione she was a know-it-all at least twice a week, said loudly, ‘You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?’” (PoA 172)
This is another time Ron defends Hermione, but this time, it’s against a teacher. Ron’s statement proves his strong character since he’s willing to disrespect Snape and suffer the inevitable punishment.
Ron, he saw, was now holding Hermione and stroking her hair while she sobbed into his shoulder, tears dripping from the end of his own long nose” (HBP 647).
Prior to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there were a couple of deaths in the series, but Dumbledore’s was the first one to really hit Hermione and Ron. Through this difficult moment, Ron and Hermione were there to comfort each other. I would have loved to have seen this moment on-screen.
‘Oh, all right then, I did it [the Confundus Charm],’ she whispered. ‘But you should have heard the way he was talking about Ron and Ginny!’” (HBP 232)
Hermione, just like Ron, jinxed someone to protect her friends. Normally rule-abiding, her actions demonstrate her loyalty to those closest to her.
What is your favorite Ron and Hermione moment? Are there any others you would include on this list? Let us know in the comments!