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Sun Feb 2, 2014, 08:19 PM

JK Rowling admits Harry Potter should have ended up with Hermione Granger

After years of squabbling, Harry Potter's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger finally became an item - but now their creator JK Rowling has admitted she made a mistake by marrying them off.

Hermione - whose quick wits get the teen wizards out of many a scrape in Rowling's hit novels - would have been better off with hero Harry, the British author said in comments published by the Sunday Times newspaper.
In fact, Ron and Hermione would likely have ended up in marriage counselling, Rowling suggested.


http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/jk-rowling-admits-harry-potter-should-have-ended-up-with-hermione-granger-20140203-31vq1.html


No, Jo - they'd have ended up in the divorce court. I don't think any mature Potter fans would be surprised by this revelation; Ron was never Hermione's intellectual equal, and the Epilogue, which implied that Hermione was a happy housewife, was way off beam. Hermione should have ended up as Hogwarts headmistress, or even as Minister of Magic.

Never mind, Jo - there's a whole world of fan fiction out there, in which Hermione is married off to anyone but Ron, but more often than not, with a still-living Severus Snape, who would be more intellectually compatible. (This generally comes under the fanfic heading of 'EWE: Epilogue What Epilogue?')

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Reply JK Rowling admits Harry Potter should have ended up with Hermione Granger (Original post)
Matilda Feb 2014 OP
Ilsa Mar 2014 #1
Wolf Frankula Mar 2015 #2
phantom power Jun 2015 #3
XemaSab Sep 2015 #4
OrwellwasRight Dec 2016 #5
More_Cowbell May 2019 #6

Response to Matilda (Original post)

Sat Mar 22, 2014, 12:11 PM

1. I thought Rowling said that Hermione became a

Lawyer for the Ministry of Magic. Not in the Epilogue, but in an interview. That satisfied me that she would have a happy life even if married to Ron.

And Ron wasn't stupid; he simply wasn't an academic. He wasn't quick, but he owned powerful magic. And I think Hermione might have wanted this large extended family.

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Response to Matilda (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 06:39 PM

2. I thought that Hermione and Ginny

should have settled in together. Harry and Ron should have gotten together, and raised prize petunias.

Wolf

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Response to Matilda (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2015, 10:03 AM

3. There's all kinds of great mature fiction that JKR could write around the adult characters

Divorce being just one possible story line.

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Response to Matilda (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 08:15 PM

4. I disagree

Harry thought Ginny was bangin'. For him, she was the total package. Daring, athletic, funny, mischievous, and cute.

Did Harry and Hermione ever share any moments together? Did Harry ever look at Hermione and think "I'd hit it?" Or did they even have those kinds of stupid fights that people who like each other have?

At the Yule Ball in GoF, Harry thinks Hermione looks pretty and that's the end of that, but Ron gets really angry with her and they have a big fight that's supposedly about how Hermione is fraternizing with the enemy, but it's obvious to Hermione that the fight is really about something else. Ron misses the point, but Harry sides with Hermione.



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Response to XemaSab (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 08:53 PM

5. Meh,

I never saw an ounce of chemistry between Harry Potter and Ginny. Cho and Hermione yes, but Ginny, no. That just seemed an awkward way to force Harry into the family, which wasn't necessary. He was already in the family. And Hermione was too bookish for Ron, so I agree that it was a mistake to push them together.

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Response to OrwellwasRight (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:08 AM

6. I think especially there was no chemistry between the actors (Ginny/Harry)

I agree that Rowling was trying to give Harry the family he never had.

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