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7 reasons to love Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood is, quite frankly, a delight.

Luna with her Spectre Specs holding the Quibbler
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

She’s open-minded with a dreamy disposition and a distinct flair for fashion. As J.K. Rowling herself has said: ‘She’s slightly out-of-step in many ways, but she’s the anti-Hermione. Hermione’s so logical and inflexible in so many ways and Luna is likely to believe 10 impossible things before breakfast.’

There are so many reasons to love Luna Lovegood, but let’s start with these seven...

1. She's unique

The girl gave off an aura of distinct dottiness. Perhaps it was the fact that she had stuck her wand behind her left ear for safekeeping, or that she had chosen to wear a necklace of Butterbeer corks, or that she was reading a magazine upside-down.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2. She’s a true Ravenclaw

Luna did not seem perturbed by Ron's rudeness; on the contrary, she simply watched him for a while as though he were a mildly interesting television programme.
 ‘*Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure*,’ said Luna in a sing-song voice.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Luna conjuring her rabbit Patronus in the Room of Requirment
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

3. She’s sweet to Harry when he sees Thestrals for the first time

‘Oh, yes,’ said Luna, ‘I've been able to see them ever since my first day here. They've always pulled the carriages. Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am.’
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

4. She gets so excited when Harry invites her (as friends) to Professor Slughorn’s party

‘Oh, no, I’d love to go with you as friends!’ said Luna, beaming as he had never seen her beam before. ‘Nobody’s ever asked me to a party before, as a friend! Is that why you dyed your eyebrow, for the party? Should I do mine, too?’
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Slughorn's Christmas party
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5. She’s surprisingly good at commentating on Quidditch matches

‘And that’s Smith of Hufflepuff with the Quaffle,’ said a dreamy voice, echoing over the grounds. ‘He did the commentary last time, of course, and Ginny Weasley flew into him, I think probably on purpose – it looked like it. Smith was being quite rude about Gryffindor, I expect he regrets that now he’s playing them – oh, look, he’s lost the Quaffle, Ginny took it from him, I do like her, she’s very nice…’
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

6. She knew just what to say when her friend Dobby died

‘Thank you so much, Dobby, for rescuing me from that cellar. It’s so unfair that you had to die, when you were so good and brave. I’ll always remember what you did for us. I hope you’re happy now.’
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Dobby's funeral at Shell Cottage.
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7. She believes in all creatures

‘You can laugh, but people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!’
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

Luna Lovegood in her school uniform from the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince