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The characters of the wizarding world we’d really like to be best mates with

If you could crawl into a Harry Potter book, who would you be hanging out with at Hogwarts?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry, Ron and Hermione, of course

This sort of goes without saying, but it bears repeating that Harry, Ron and Hermione are the catalyst that hold the books together with their friendship. We would very much enjoy having a laugh with them in the Gryffindor common room, chuckling about Harry and Ron’s failed dates, and finishing off the day with a warm Butterbeer at The Three Broomsticks. Is it possible to skip all the defeating-Voldemort stuff, though? We’ll meet the trio back at Honeydukes once they’re done, yeah?

Mr and Mrs Weasley

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Arguably the best couple in the whole of Harry Potter (sorry Lavender Brown and Ron, you just missed the cut) – imagine popping over to The Burrow with Molly and Arthur for a lovely dinner party? Maybe even a games night?

Imagine Arthur being introduced to the Muggle delights of Scrabble! It’s always a pleasure having such a long-standing couple in your friendship group (even if they do bicker from time to time) and Molly and Arthur are just the members we need to remind us that love is all around.

Fred and George

Fred and George Weasley

Of course, the less wholesome choice would be to make friends with Fred and George – who come free with Lee Jordan, who is also hilarious. This would be the far cooler friendship group to be part of, although you’d most likely end up in detention quite a lot.

Still, you’d get invited to all the best Gryffindor common room parties and get to hang out with the Gryffindor Quidditch team. What could go wrong? Fred and George testing their Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes experiments on you, perhaps...

Nymphadora Tonks

Tonks looking scared with Lupin at her side from the Half Blood Prince.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

From her very first ‘Wotcher’ we were hooked on Tonks’ wonderfully addictive personality. With her pink hair, endearing clumsiness and endlessly entertaining Metamorphmagus tricks, she immediately brought the party to the Order of the Phoenix. We’d love to hear all about her days of Auror training with Mad-Eye Moody – and we'd definitely be around to lend an ear when she started falling for Lupin.

Remus Lupin

Lupin looking concerned
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The more rebellious among you would probably love to be best friends with all the Marauders – but we’ve just picked calm, collected Remus. Why? Well, because Peter Pettigrew is just dreadful and James Potter was too immature in his Hogwarts days. But Lupin was always the measured voice of reason, kind, clever and dry-witted. Also, it’d be a great excuse for us to learn the skills of an Animagus, to accompany Lupin during ‘that time of the month’. What are friends for?

Hagrid

Is there anything more comforting than a giant mug of tea at Hagrid’s Hut? Surely not. Hagrid wore his heart on his sleeve and, in turn, our hearts go out to him. When Hagrid wasn’t sharing his company with Blast-Ended Skrewts or baby dragons, we were always aching to be right by his side.

Even funerals are fun with Hagrid (take Aragog’s, for example) and come complete with elf-made wine and singing old wizard shanties. Hagrid is definitely our kind of people.

Professor McGonagall

Sure, this might seem like an odd choice – but once you get past her icy veneer and that tight bun, we are positively certain McGonagall would be a great comrade to have. She has a fantastically dry sense of humour (‘Tripe, Sybill?’), a great matter-of-fact attitude that would shake us out of any slump, and she can turn into a cat. Imagine popping to her office for a biscuit out of her tartan biscuit tin, putting the world to rights, gossiping about Professor Umbridge... The claws would come out, for sure.

Who would be your wizarding world best mate? We simply must know.