Seven Reasons Why Ron Weasley Is a King
Not all heroes wear capes – some wear robes and carry Spellotaped wands. Ron Weasley is not just Harry Potter’s funny sidekick; he is a lot more than that. Although Malfoy writes “Weasley Is Our King” in an attempt to embarrass Ron, the words take a turn for the better for the redhead, because he truly is a king – and we have seven reasons to prove it.
1. He is cool.
Ron steals his dad’s Ford Anglia and flies it from King’s Cross station to Hogwarts at the age of 12 like an absolute pro – all to reach school on time with his best friend.
2. He is Harry and Hermione’s knight in shining armor.
Ron couldn’t stop himself from chiming in when his friend was being called a “Mudblood.” He also did plenty of things to keep Harry out of trouble or to face his friends’ bullies himself: He stood up to Malfoy and Snape multiple times and even told Sirius to kill him instead of Harry. Let’s not forget that time when he tried to sacrifice himself for Hermione at Malfoy Manor – or that time in their first year when he was ready to die in wizard chess just to make sure that Harry could stop Snape (well, Quirrell) from getting the Sorcerer’s Stone.
3. He faced his biggest fear like a real hero.
Ron’s feelings are open as the day, and he did not hide his distaste for spiders. Yet he decided to face his biggest fear by venturing into the dark depths of the Forbidden Forest with Harry. Doing this alone says a lot about the young Gryffindor and also tells us a lot about why he is one – he’s a true lionheart.
4. He is a quick learner.
Learning a new language takes time, but the fact that the redhead learned a bit of Parseltongue just by listening to Harry talk in his sleep is remarkable. It is amazing how he uses his snake language skills to open the Chamber of Secrets to get a Basilisk fang on the mission to destroy the Hufflepuff’s Cup Horcrux. Occasional classroom antics aside, he is attentive and a quick learner, just like a king should be.
5. He has a “wicked” sense of humor.
We love all of Ron’s expressions, his jokes, and the situations he keeps finding himself in, but we cannot help but agree that Ron is not just another main character’s “comic relief” best friend; he is more than that. He makes jokes to lighten up people’s moods and likes having a good time. He is also exceptionally good at making said jokes and almost always has great timing – a trait of the Weasley family, if his brothers are any indication. Plus, Ron usually takes jokes thrown at him in good spirits too.
6. He gets over his low self-esteem and realizes his worth.
Ron often had the feeling that he was not good enough – not in wizardry and not at school – since he was not the Chosen One or the most intelligent person in the room. He didn’t feel enough even for his parents, who wanted a daughter; for his siblings, since they had so many others; or for his friends, because they had each other. However, he still gave his everything to everyone. He was quick to judge and felt insecure, owing to his lack of self-esteem, but toward the end of the series, he comes to realize how much he means to everyone – whether it’s his parents, his siblings, Harry (who valued Ron the most in his life), or his other best friend, Hermione, whom he marries later on. Even for himself, Ron later realized how strong and brave he is.
7. He gets over his prejudices.
It’s human nature to stick to the things we grew up believing and not change our views too easily, and so was the case with Ron. But as the years went on, he kept opening his mind and heart to new findings and allowed himself to change his perception about werewolves, giants, and house-elves, to name a few things. Ron teaches us that we must always be ready to understand others’ perspectives and evolve our opinions to become better humans.
These reasons make us believe that Ron is a true king. What qualities about him do you like the most? Tell us in the comments section below.