Sorting Characters from the “Star Wars” Prequels
Before I was a Potterhead, my heart belonged to the Star Wars fandom. Ever since The Rise of Skywalker came out, I’ve been revisiting one of my favorite series incessantly. The prequels were always my favorite, either because I was a kid while they came out or because Hayden Christensen was one of the first boys I ever had a crush on.
Here’s how I would Sort these Star Wars characters if they went to Hogwarts.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ravenclaw
Obi-Wan upheld the Jedi Code with wisdom, fought with creativity, and always had a witty comment to spare. What better fit for this legendary Jedi master than Ravenclaw House? His intuition with the Force helps him in combat as well as aids him in solving mysteries, saving princesses, and defeating Sith Lords. As a general in the Republic army, Obi-Wan had many achievements in his lifetime, including the ability to live beyond death in the form of a Force ghost. In times of war, it is sometimes only Obi-Wan who begs others to think before they act. Overall, Obi-Wan’s wit and respect in learning the mysteries of the Force certainly align him with Ravenclaw House.
Padmé Amidala: Hufflepuff
Padmé always put her values of democracy, fairness, and justice above almost everything else in her life – all signature Hufflepuff traits. As Queen of Naboo and a Republic senator, she encountered many struggles as the evil Chancellor Palpatine’s evil plans unfolded. However, like a true Hufflepuff, Padmé’s belief in democracy allowed her patience and loyalty to her cause: a peaceful end to the Clone Wars. Her belief that goodness will win in the end wasn’t enough to save her, but it did leave a legacy of heroism and truth in her children, Luke and Leia Skywalker.
Ahsoka Tano: Gryffindor
Fans of the animated Clone Wars series will immediately recognize this fierce Gryffindor. Ahsoka was Anakin Skywalker’s padawan learner, and the two were matched in their daring and eagerness to prove themselves. Ahsoka was an incredibly capable warrior and learned by diving headfirst into any problem that came her way. During the course of the Clone Wars, she felt loyalty toward the Republic. Ahsoka’s loyalty to herself allowed her to walk away from the Jedi Order when she was betrayed. While she held on to her belief in justice, Ahsoka proved her true Gryffindor status by showing that the bravest action sometimes is to walk away.
Darth Maul: Slytherin
If you watched the animated Clone Wars series, you know that Darth Maul literally kept himself alive through sheer ambition. If that doesn’t scream Slytherin, I don’t know what else does. Darth Maul exhibits the spirit of the dark side of the Force in an unprecedented way. His hatred for Obi-Wan Kenobi, who cut him in half before the war, keeps Maul alive even after his would-be fatal wound. He rejects everything, even his allegiance to the Sith, to fulfill his destiny.
Qui-Gon Jinn: Ravenclaw
Qui-Gon Jinn’s dedication to learning the mysteries of the Force secures him a spot in Ravenclaw House. When the Jedi leadership offered Qui-Gon a seat on the council, Qui-Gon declined in order to follow his own path. I see Qui-Gon as a Ravenclaw because he valued acquiring wisdom by doing over any sort of power. Qui-Gon believed that everyone he encountered had something to teach him. He passed along wisdom to his padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, who would go on to become a powerful warrior and had an essential role in bringing balance to the Force. For these reasons, Qui-Gon Jinn would be Sorted into Ravenclaw.
Jar Jar Binks: Hufflepuff
Whether you love him or hate him, Jar Jar Binks would do anything for the people he considers friends. Although he found himself in a war, Jar Jar never really wanted to hurt others. In true Hufflepuff fashion, Jar Jar’s belief in fairness sometimes led to indecision. Jar Jar is quick to forgive and patient with the ones he cares for. He will fight to the end for those who show him kindness. All signs point to Hufflepuff House for this unlikely Gungan hero.
Count Dooku: Slytherin
Sorry, Slytherins, but Count Dooku perfectly represents the stereotype of the bad guys in green and silver. He is a master of manipulation. In the Clone Wars, Dooku’s cunning was a vital asset to each of Palpatine’s evil plans. Dooku knew what both the Republic and the Separatists wanted out of the war and used it to the advantage of the Sith agenda. Count Dooku believed that persevering through suffering would bring him ultimate power. Dooku’s aspirations and ambition ruled all his actions, landing him in Slytherin House.
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader: Gryffindor
Anakin is as true a Gryffindor as they come. As a Jedi, he fought in the Clone Wars with all the daring, courage, and nerve he had to give. Every move he makes has zero thought behind it – every choice is entirely based on his gut feeling. As much as Obi-Wan tried as his mentor, there was no telling Anakin “no.“ Anakin was very convinced in his personal ideas of right and wrong. His extreme emotional attachments made him susceptible to manipulation – and ultimately led to his fall to the dark side as one of the most nefarious villains of all time: Darth Vader. Anakin flips the “good guy” stereotype of Gryffindor House.
Do you agree with our Sorting of these Star Wars prequel characters? Let us know, and may the Force be with you.