Sorting the Losers Club from Stephen King’s “It” into Hogwarts Houses
One thing we Harry Potter fans love to do is Sort the characters from other fictional worlds into Hogwarts Houses! So I decided to do the same with the Losers Club from Stephen King’s It.
Bill Denbrough – Gryffindor
Bill shares many similarities with our beloved Harry Potter, and Bill also proves himself to be a true Gryffindor! Perhaps the bravest of the Losers, Bill is often reckless, such as when he attempts to face Pennywise alone. However, he does display chivalry on numerous occasions by trying to take justice into his own hands, such as his striving to avenge his brother and the other children. Additionally, much like Harry, Bill also takes it upon himself to be held responsible for the well-being and safety of others, so it would be no surprise to find him Sorted into Gryffindor House.
Beverly Marsh – Gryffindor
She may be the only girl in the group, but Beverly certainly knows how to hold her own – and she proves it! She may not be as reckless as Bill, but Beverly is just as brave. That bravery allows her to keep fighting through multiple obstacles, such as the bullying she faces at school and her father’s and husband’s abuse. Her daring and nerve allow her to build up the courage to stand up to those who abuse her, and she also uses this bravery to help fight alongside – and for – her friends. For this reason, it makes sense that she should take her place beside Bill in Gryffindor!
Stanley Uris – Hufflepuff
For the lovable Stanley, there can be no other option than to place him into Hufflepuff House! He embodies all the traits that the Sorting Hat looks for in potential Hufflepuff students: hard-working, dedicated, patient, and loyal! Throughout the book, his character enjoys bird-watching, meaning that he is both extremely dedicated and incredibly patient! He may be one of the quietest of the group and very much guarded, but the loyalty that he holds for his friends is undoubtedly strong – and so for that reason, Stanley belongs in Hufflepuff.
Ben Hanscom – Ravenclaw
Intelligence, wisdom, wit, and creativity are all traits associated with Ravenclaw, and who better fitting for that House than Ben Hanscom? As a child, Ben shows that he’s intelligent and loves to learn in many ways: He’s the one who researches the history of Derry (at least in the movie) and begins to piece together the links between the disasters of Derry and Pennywise. He also shows the others how to build a dam in the novel and proves his creative skills in the movie by having built the clubhouse. This creativity and desire to learn develop, and he eventually becomes a talented architect – so with that in mind, of course Ben would be Sorted into Ravenclaw!
Mike Hanlon – Hufflepuff (Hatstall: Slytherin)
Upon sitting on the stool and having the Sorting Hat placed upon his head, Mike would eventually be Sorted into Hufflepuff House. The keyword, in this case, is “eventually.” It’s highly likely that Mike would be the Losers Club’s first (and only) Hatstall. As an adult in It: Chapter 2, Mike brings the Losers back and withholds information from them so that they may hopefully defeat Pennywise. This shows not only his cunning side but also how he is achievement-oriented. However, the love and loyalty that he feels toward his friends would most definitely see Mike Sorted into Hufflepuff since it is he who remains in Derry and remains truest to their oath, calling the others back when Pennywise makes his return.
Eddie Kaspbrak – Hufflepuff
Loyalty is one character trait that stands out greatly when Eddie makes an appearance on the page and screen. His loyalty to both his friends and mother makes for an intriguing internal struggle that his character goes through, and it shows how loyalty can be a hindrance just as much as an advantage. The advantage of his loyalty comes, of course, through its ability to spark his moments of bravery. This undying devotion toward his friends allows Eddie to build up the courage to stand up against his oppressive mother and go to the aid of his friends whenever they need him, despite however scared he may be.
Richie Tozier – Slytherin
Richie “Trashmouth” Tozier is, without a doubt, the designated Slytherin member of the Losers Club. This isn’t surprising, given his clash with Gryffindor Bill and his banter-based friendship with Hufflepuff Eddie. Richie shows loyalty to the Losers Club because they show loyalty to him. His cunning personality and desire for self-preservation challenge that loyalty easily, particularly when he feigns accepting Bill’s offer to leave him to Pennywise in It, as well as his attempt to flee during the events of It: Chapter 2. Thus, Richie Tozier would undoubtedly be Sorted into Slytherin House!
If there’s something that can be taken from looking at the above listicle, it’s how well these characters (from their individual House Sortings) work together!