Sorting “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Characters into Hogwarts Houses

Sorting characters from various pieces of media into the four Hogwarts Houses has been a long-running tradition for Harry Potter fans ever since the publication of the first book. Having been a fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since it first aired, I introduced a friend to it over lockdown since she was interested in watching it. Since both of us are Harry Potter fans, we couldn’t help but Sort the characters into their Hogwarts Houses while watching.

 

Phil Coulson – Hufflepuff (Hatstall Ravenclaw)

Deciding what House Coulson would be in was the hardest for me. For so long I would have classed him as a Ravenclaw. As a character, he always reminded me of someone who was similar to a teacher, with the Framework arc helping to cement this idea. He was always a very intelligent character, passing on his knowledge and wisdom to others. However, upon rewatching the show and having a discussion with fandom friends, I have realized Coulson would be a Hufflepuff. He was extremely dedicated in his job: He put it before everything else and always worked hard to get where he was in S.H.I.E.L.D. He never wavered in his loyalty, and that’s why he has to be a Hufflepuff.

 

 

 

Leo Fitz – Gryffindor

Fitz, to me, is the bravest character in this show. In the beginning, leaving the safety of his indoor, non-mobile lab was something that he regretted. That all changed in Episode 6 of Season 1 when Jemma got ill and he risked everything to save her – from risking infection himself to almost jumping out of a plane. This continued throughout the series, where he took many risks; some of these risks were reckless, and most of them were for Jemma. He was always prepared to put her first, no matter what it meant for him. Watching him grow from one of the more timid characters to someone who gatecrashes parties run by alien overlords… Well, who else could do that except for a Gryffindor?

 

 

 

Jemma Simmons – Slytherin (Hatstall Ravenclaw)

Within the show, it is established that Jemma is a Harry Potter fan; she even mentions she is a Ravenclaw in the third episode of Season 6. However, especially in the later seasons, Jemma is much more of a Slytherin. As a character, Jemma demonstrates two traits Salazar Slytherin himself valued – determination and resourcefulness. She’s a character who never gave up; she spent a year searching space for Fitz, even going so far as to deceive her team. She’s also someone who managed to survive for six months on a desert alien planet with one of the most powerful Inhumans. I can’t help but think only a Slytherin could have done this.

 

 

 

Melinda May – Hufflepuff

Melinda May was the best of the best in her field. She could go in and do missions alone and was the one they called on when they needed help. To get to that level, she would’ve had to work hard, and as shown throughout the show, she doesn’t care how hard a mission is – she always tries her best to ensure that the mission is done to the best of her ability. She was never afraid of hard work and toil. May was also exceptionally loyal to Coulson and a very caring and kind person to Fitz, Simmons, and Daisy, so Hufflepuff has to be where she belongs.

 

 

 

Daisy Johnson – Gryffindor

Daisy Johnson didn’t start the show off as Daisy Johnson. She started off as Skye, who knew nothing about her past. As the show progressed, she discovered more about herself and not only took on her birth name but also gained powers. With her storyline as an Inhuman, she becomes much stronger as a character and – even when it’s dangerous for her – fights against injustice and for equal rights for other Inhumans, who are seen as second-class citizens by some. Daisy always wanted to help no matter the situation. She always put others first, even if it meant putting herself in danger, and this courage makes her a Gryffindor.

 

 

 

Bonus: Lance Hunter – Hufflepuff

Though not one of the original team, Hunter was always one of my favorite characters, so I couldn’t leave him off this list. To me, he was one of the most loyal characters on the show. From the moment that he was introduced to his last episodes, all he wanted to do was to protect the ones he loved. The best example of this is when he not only broke Fitz out of prison but also helped to break him back into the same prison so Fitz could help the team. Despite his snarky attitude sometimes, Hunter is an extremely loyal person who loves his friends and always puts them first, and there’s no better House for him than Hufflepuff.

 

 

What do you think of my Sorting? Is there anyone you would place into a different House? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Jessica Thompson

Somehow, despite reading the Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire books first, I still became a huge Harry Potter fan and fifteen years later I am still crying over the books on a daily basis. Writing and sharing my love for all things Potter is a dream come true.

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