Sorting “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Characters into Their Hogwarts Houses
As a huge Marvel Cinematic Universe fan, I look forward to everything on their schedule. Fortunately, after a quiet 2020, they have a plethora of shows and movies coming out this year. The first 2021 entry was the TV show WandaVision, which I followed every week. While I was watching, I couldn’t help but wonder which Houses the characters would belong to, so I wrote a piece putting them into their respective Harry Potter Houses. Since I sorted WandaVision‘s characters, I thought I would do the same for the latest complete installment, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Bucky Barnes – Hufflepuff
Bucky Barnes is an incredibly complicated character who went through a lot since Captain America: The First Avenger. He started off as Steve Rogers’ best friend who stood by him and defended him when he couldn’t stand up for himself. Not only that, but Bucky’s strong morality also led him to join the army in World War II, where he fought for his country. Unfortunately, during one of his missions, he was captured by Hydra and brainwashed into becoming the Winter Soldier. Bucky’s arc in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is his redemption for everything he did during that time. Throughout the show, he tries to make it up to the characters he wronged. In spite of everything he went through as the Winter Soldier and afterward, his inherent loyal nature remained. No matter what he was facing or going through, he followed Sam’s lead into every battle and stood by his side as he accepted the mantle of Captain America.
Sam Wilson – Gryffindor
Courageous, chivalrous, and virtuous, Sam is the epitome of a Gryffindor. Over the course of the series, he proved this in spades when he constantly tried to do the right thing, even if it wasn’t the easiest thing to do. This was demonstrated when he tried to reason with Karli and attempted to stop her from causing any harm instead of just arresting or fighting her. Another great arc where Sam sympathized and stood up for those who were marginalized was his encounters with Isaiah. Seeing what Isaiah went through and how he was treated, Sam was determined to try and make things better for him. Ultimately, his efforts were not wasted, and he was able to show Isiah his exhibit, meaning that Isiah’s history would not be forgotten. Sam also demonstrated his Gryffindor characteristics at the end of the series with his powerful speech condemning the government official’s actions and stating that things could be better.
John Walker – Hufflepuff
Like Bucky, John Walker is an incredibly complex and dynamic character. Although he definitely did not deserve the title and wasn’t the right person to be the next Captain America, his intentions were pure. Regardless of what he did, he firmly believed that what he was doing was the right thing for his country and humankind as a whole, making him a Hufflepuff. However, unlike Bucky, his moral compass is a little skewed. Whereas Bucky is remorseful for the lives he took, John feels that his murder of Nico is justified.
Sharon Carter – Slytherin
On the run for five years, Sharon became incredibly resourceful and cunning to survive. Her status as the Power Broker proved her incredibly ambitious and duplicitous nature, which is further implied in her closing moments. Sharon’s scheming personality puts her firmly in Slytherin.
Helmut Zemo – Ravenclaw
The Zemo in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is different from the character he used to be in Captain America: Civil War. Although he is definitely not a hero, the common threat of more Super Soldiers puts him on Sam and Bucky’s side. He uses his resources and intelligence to help stop the Flag Smashers and the chance of their Super Soldier enhancements being reproduced.
Lemar Hoskins – Hufflepuff
Lemar, just like Bucky, is incredibly devoted to his friend. He is happy to be out of the spotlight and simply do the right thing. He supported John throughout his career, from their time together in the military to John eventually becoming the next Captain America. Ultimately, it was Lemar’s unwavering loyalty and friendship to John that resulted in his death. Nevertheless, Lemar’s reliability and dedication to the right thing make him a Hufflepuff.
Karli Morgenthau – Slytherin
Just like Sharon, Karli was incredibly determined when it came to getting what she wanted. She was willing to kill or threaten whoever got in her way, all in the name of unification. Although she is definitely intelligent, her ambition and ruthlessness make her a Slytherin.
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