When it comes to franchises that have changed the way people look at magic, nothing can quite compete with Harry Potter. After all, these are the books that defined a generation. And, later on, the series of movies that made us laugh, cry, and learn something about the power of courage and friendship. Throughout the course of the years, the Harry Potter universe has expanded, and fans couldn't be happier to see such a beautiful world being brought to life.
But, even though Harry Potter doesn't exactly fit into the comedy genre, that hasn't stopped fans from bringing some hilarious undertones to the saga. We are living in the age of Internet memes, so there is no way the franchise could escape this fate. It isn't as hard as one might think to fit Harry Potter into the meme world, especially when it comes to the characters of Harry and Dumbledore and their relationship. With that in mind, let's take a look at ten hilarious Harry and Albus memes!
10 Just Drop It
The more one reads the books, the more one understands just how ridiculously irresponsible Albus Dumbledore could be. No, seriously, this man was out of his mind most of the time! While there are many quotes and instances out there that support this conclusion, nothing works better than a comic when it comes to proving a point.
This particular scene is a fantastic sample of just how inappropriate some of Dumbledore's decisions could be. Who can forget that when Harry's parents were killed by Voldemort, Dumbledore just sort of dropped Harry at his aunt's doorstep? No verbal explanation, no making sure he was safe. He just... dropped him?
9 Guess He'll Be Alright Here!
Everybody knows Harry had to be kept safe. This is obvious, and the efforts that some members of the magic community put into making sure this happened, even after Harry went to Hogwarts, are commendable. But, here's the thing: Dumbledore had been watching Harry is whole life. He knew exactly how he was treated. How much he was abused.
And he still kind of did... nothing? There had to be a better way to ensure Harry's safety other than allowing him to have such a horrible childhood! Those people were child abusers, and Dumbledore didn't really seem to care. Everything was dandy as long as Harry could one day fulfill his destiny.
8 Gryffindor! Gryffindor! GRYFFINDOR!
Even though every single Harry Potter movie and book deals with something different and offers a completely new set of adventures, some themes remain. And, of course, all the houses at Hogwarts vying for the house cup is one of those recurring themes. Plus, it's always fun to see the little things that either put one house ahead of the other or make it fall behind.
However, it's an ongoing gag for fans of the franchise that Gryffindor seems to be somewhat target of favoritism by Dumbledore. After all, it seems suspicious the number of points he gives the house for arguably questionable feats. And that's, of course, the origin of this meme. Because, hey, Harry's breathing after all! Or maybe it's something else. Whatever, 50 points to Gryffindor.
7 I'm Telling You It's Fine!
Look, we know we've already been through the whole Dumbledore is an irresponsible adult storyline. But, once just isn't enough, okay? This cannot be stressed enough times; Albus Dumbledore, the most powerful wizard of all time, left the most important baby in the history of the wizarding world, on a doorstep.
After his parents were killed! And knowing exactly what kind of people his aunt and uncle were! Why would he do this? Well, the most likely answer is because, as much as we like Dumbledore, he just doesn't seem very inclined to care. But, c' mon, someone please put some sense into this man's head.
6 Did you? DID YOU?!
When it comes to adapting books into the big and small screen, some small and big changes will always have to take place. It's simply not possible to get every single thing that happens over the course of hundreds of pages and compress it into a couple of hours. More than fair. Plus, the producers and writers did a wonderful job overall when it comes to Harry Potter.
There is, however, a particularly funny instance. In the fourth book, when Harry is chosen as the champion, Dumbledore asks him calmly if he put his name in the Goblet of Fire. The keyword here is calm. Something the writers for the movie seemed to completely miss considering Dumbledore's over-the-top reaction to the whole thing. At least we got this hilarious meme!
5 All Of The Letters!
One of the best things about meme culture is that when a new format arises, not a single fandom misses the opportunity to somehow implement it. It's happened with every single meme format that has made its way to the Internet so far, and that's a trend that, hopefully, will never go out of style.
Some people may not remember the chef salting his food, but boy did the Internet break for a while! And fans of the Harry Potter franchise were quick to make it fit for Dumbledore himself. More particularly, when it came time for Harry to receive his Hogwarts letter and the Dursleys didn't want him to see it. Good luck with that when Dumbledore is on the other side!
4 With All Due Respect, Sir
Hunting Horcruxes is not a task for the faint of heart. We saw it particularly during the second to last installment of the saga when the main trio's friendship was tested to the absolute limit. But we also saw it on the sixth installment when Harry and Dumbledore make their way to a cave where a Horcrux supposedly is.
It's not a very pretty sight when Dumbledore realizes that, in order to retrieve it, he has to drink the entirety of a very dangerous poison that caused delirium, pain, and a bunch of other lovely things. Harry finds himself obligated to make Dumbledore drink the last few sips, all the while calling him sir. Yes, we get the why. But, ist's still really weird, okay?
3 He Doesn't Need To Know!
How many times do we need movies, books, and shows about kids and teenagers not going to the authority figures when something dangerous goes down or is about to go down? Because, nine out of ten times, pretty much all of the horrible things that eventually happen could be avoided if you just go to your parents. Or the police. Or Albus Dumbledore.
When Harry discovers that the one and only Draco Malfoy is in charge of killing Dumbledore, he makes the very wise decision of not telling Dumbledore. And, yes, that was sarcasm. Because his rationale behind that decision makes absolutely no sense. Yes, he's busy, but we're pretty sure that knowing about a potential attack on his life would be a good idea!
2 What The Hell, Dumbledore?
Sorry, but this one is simply too funny. Remember when we were talking about meme formats that somehow find their way into every single fandom that exists on the Internet? Well, here is yet another proof! And this format might sound a little more familiar since it's been a while for a few weeks and shows no sign of dying down.
Plus, considering the hilarious tone of the meme, there would be no better situation to use it on than when movie Dumbledore asked Harry if he put his name in the Goblet of Fire. Come on, Dumbledore, take a chill pill. Have you met this kid? He doesn't know what's happening to him 99.9% of the time either. Why would this time be different?
1 Sexy Dumbledore
A very special shoutout to the amazing artists online who have the talent to take beloved characters and get them to the next level. More precisely, to the net level of hilarious. Everybody knows Dumbledore is a very mysterious type of character, and his character isn't exactly black and white. Some of his decisions are questionable, to say the least.
But this also means there is plenty of creative liberty for fans to go anywhere they want with a character. And, in this case, we're going the comedic, somewhat narcissistic route. And boy, does it work! Next time we watch scenes with the mirror of Erised, we won't be able to hold our laughter!