The legacy of Harry Potter is told through the lens of three best friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, having adventures and trying to defeat the evil within the Wizarding World. The group experiences highs and lows, defeats and triumphs along the way while attempting to take down Lord Voldemort, but they have always stuck together along the way.
While the story is focused on the adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione together, if a viewer was to look closer into the Harry Potter universe, they would see that there is a deeper connection between two of the three members of the group.
Harry and Hermione have a deep friendship within the group that transcends that of Harry and Ron’s – the boys' friendship is built on loyalty and trust, but Harry and Hermione have built a relationship based on respect and a deep caring for each other. While the relationship is not romantic in nature, it is clear to see that they love each other platonically and have deep feelings about their friendship.
The epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows revealed that Hermione may ultimately end up with Ron Weasley, but there is no denying the connection that her and Harry has is much deeper due to the experiences that they have shared together.
Here are 20 Crazy Revelations About Harry And Hermione’s Relationship.
20 JK Rowling Admitted They Should be Together
When a ruling is handed down from Ms. Rowling herself, Potterheads need to take it as gospel. Upon seeing the worldwide theory that Hermione and Harry should have been the ones that ended up together, JK Rowling revealed that she was also in favor of the two of them ending up together.
While fans who supported Harry and Hermione as a couple have come to accept this over the years, the flood gates were opened up again when Rowling admitted that she felt Ron and Hermione would require “marriage counselling” throughout their marriage, and that Harry and Hermione were a much better fit together.
19 She Became Godmother to Harry’s Oldest Child
The epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows gives us an indication of what happened to our favorite wizards and witches after their adventures at Hogwarts. With the craziness behind them, they all settle down into a quiet family life.
Out of all the things that Rowling has revealed about Harry Potter’s life following his exploits at Hogwarts, one of the most heart-warming is that he named Hermione as the godmother to his first-born child, James Sirius Potter.
Due to Harry’s own relationship with his godfather Sirius Black, the title of godparent certainly means a lot to him.
It should not be taken lightly that he gave Hermione this honor. Hermione is undoubtedly the smartest and most responsible person that he has ever met, so this likely made her a shoe-in for the role.
18 Hermione was Dumbledore’s “Chosen One”
The prophecy provided to Lord Voldemort about Harry Potter became the catalyst for the entire series, as it labeled him as The Chosen One. On the other hand, he is not the only “Chosen One” in the group.
After Dumbledore’s passing, he left the trio of friends a number of things in his will, including his personal copy of Beedle the Bard storybooks to Hermione. While the book initially was useless to the group, it would become integral in deciphering Dumbledore’s clues in how to defeat Voldemort.
There is no doubting that Dumbledore and Harry shared a bond, but it appears that Dumbledore trusted Hermione more than either Ron or Harry.
Without her they never would have defeated Voldemort. Hermione is usually pegged as being the brains of the operation, but we can also add on that she was Dumbledore’s personal “Chosen One”.
17 She Kissed Harry Before Ron
The moment that all fans had been waiting for finally occurred during Deathly Hallows when Ron and Hermione shared a passionate kiss during the heat of the Battle of Hogwarts. The kiss that Ron and Hermione shared is certainly incredibly passionate, but she did technically kiss Harry before their big moment.
Prior to Harry partaking in the first task during the Tri-Wizard Tournament, Hermione becomes overwhelmed with emotion for her friend and gives him a kiss on the cheek, catching Harry by surprise.
The two kisses mean entirely different things – her kiss with Harry was platonic and a gesture of luck toward her friend, while her kiss with Ron was passionate and romantic – but if Ron were to have seen it, he would have likely been very upset.
16 Their Matching Middle Names
Sometimes we see that Harry and Hermione are connected at a much more basic level of their relationship. If you strip away all of the magic and adventures, you are left with two normal people who share similar personalities - and middle names.
Harry’s middle name is given to him by his father James, while Hermione’s middle name is Jean.
There's another another thing they have in common. Harry’s “J” name is very significant to him as it connects him to his father, so much so that he even passes it down to his oldest son.
15 They Share Bellatrix’s Wand
Bellatrix Lestrange has certainly earned her place in the Harry Potter villain Hall of Fame due to the despicable things she has done. She is undoubtedly one of the most deranged witches in the Harry Potter universe.
In contrast, Harry Potter and his friends are possibly the most heroic wizards due to their penchant for fighting and defeating evil. To think that they would share something in common with Bellatrix is uncomfortable to think of, but it is true.
Both Harry and Hermione did a lot of wand trading during The Deathly Hallows, and following a battle at Malfoy Manor they ended up in possession of Bellatrix’s dragon heartstring wand.
14 The Words Cut into Them
Speaking of Bellatrix Lestrange, she is also part of the link that Harry and Hermione share, but it is certainly not a happy memory. Throughout their adventures they both experienced some traumatizing things, and unfortunately they have scars that will not let them forget about it.
Harry’s deranged detention with Professor Umbridge resulted in her applying her unique brand of punishment with a self-harming quill which dug the words “I Must Not Tell Lies” into Harry’s hand. In an even more harmful situation, Lestrange carved the word “Mudblood” into Hermione’s arm in an attempt to permanently scar her with something she considered vile.
Each of these situations is one that they would like to forget, but these harmful words are etched into their memories (and bodies) forever.
13 She Stuck by Harry During the Tri-Wizard Tournament
The argument between Ron and Harry which took place during Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was their first major right. It had readers genuinely questioning whether or not Ron and Harry would ever make up.
While Ron and Hermione had argued before – and even stopped speaking for a period of time – it was almost inconceivable that the two male friends would end their relationship. While they did eventually make up shortly after Harry completed the First Task of the tournament, it's worth noting that Hermione did not leave Harry’s side during the entire fight.
While Ron was off fighting his feelings of jealousy, Hermione stuck by Harry instead of following her husband-to-be.
Through a time where Harry needed assistance finding a strategy to complete a very daunting First Task, Hermione stuck by him.
12 They never had a big fight
It is safe to say that there have been multiple fights within the group which have almost ended their friendships, except for between Harry and Hermione
. Throughout the series, the arguments that involve both Harry and Hermione could only be classified as minor disagreements, which always result in the two of them understanding each other rather quickly without any bad blood left to brew between them.
The closest the came to having a blow-out fight occurred when Hermione confiscated Harry’s new Firebolt broomstick to have it analyzed by Professor McGonagall. This almost resulted in Harry losing his new possession, but he eventually understood her reasoning.
11 Both get Attacked due to Prejudice
Harry and Hermione were both victims of a high form of prejudice during the series. Both instances of them being attacked occurred during Chamber of Secrets, and it introduced us to some of the prejudice which exists in the Wizarding World.
Firstly, during an argument with Draco Malfoy he refers to Hermione as a “mudblood”, which translates to someone who is not a pure-blood and is from Muggle origin.
Secondly, we see the horrified reactions of Harry’s classmates when he begins speaking in Parseltongue, also known as the language of snakes, which shows a parallel between him and Lord Voldemort.
Neither Harry nor Hermione can help these aspects of their personalities or history, yet there are people who attack them personally over them.
10 The Only Main Characters Who Grew Up With Muggles
Speaking of Hermione’s blood status, she and Harry share a very special bond based on how they grew up – they were not exposed to magic until later in life due to being raised by Muggles.
Hermione grew up with her two parents while Harry was "raised" by The Dursleys.
In contrast, Ron has one of the most well-known pure-blood families in Britain. While Ron had been exposed to magic from the day he was born, both Harry and Hermione did not learn about it until they turned eleven and received their Hogwarts acceptance letters.
9 She Chose to Stay with Harry in the Deathly Hallows
Not only did Hermione choose to stay alongside Harry during the argument that the two boys had during Goblet of Fire, but she also chose to stay by his side during their biggest argument during The Deathly Hallows.
During their quest to locate and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes, Ron became vehemently frustrated about their progress. It resulted in a very large fight which caused Ron to leave the group. During his dramatic exit, he anticipated that Hermione would accompany him, yet she chose to stay with Harry and carry out the mission.
Thankfully the group would end up being reunited, however the fact still remains that her initial instinct was to remain with Harry, not Ron.
8 They Time-Traveled Together
Whether it be the riding on dragons after stealing from Gringotts bank or fighting off three-headed dogs at Hogwarts, the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron have seen some unimaginable things during their time together.
Despite all of the things that they have done as a group, there is one experience that only Harry and Hermione share together – they are the only members of the group who have time-traveled.
During their exploits during The Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione’s used the time-turner to rescue Sirius Black and Buckbeak from their impending doom. While she had used the device on her own many times, she eventually used it with Harry as well.
7 Harry Defended Hermione from Cho Chang
Cho Chang first caught Harry’s eye in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and his feelings for her would only continue to grow over the years, culminating in the two of them going on a date during Order of the Phoenix.
Unfortunately, during Harry’s one and only date with Cho, she began to show jealousy towards his relationship with Hermione and made the assumption that they were romantically involved and even went as far as to insult her.
Harry was quick to defend his friend from Cho’s insults, which put a strain on their relationship.
While Harry and Hermione have never been romantically involved, that has not stopped many others from assuming that they two of them are together.
6 They Always Get Mistaken for Being in a Relationship
Cho is not the only person at Hogwarts to assume that Harry and Hermione are in a relationship together. From Rita Skeeter to Dumbledore himself, they are constantly getting mistaken for being in a relationship.
Due to the intensity of their friendship and all of the hardships they have been through together along with Ron, Hermione is very affectionate with her best friends while they are together.
In addition, Harry and Hermione are always together – even if Ron is not around – which makes it very easy to mistake the two of them for an item. Perhaps the world was just trying to tell them something and they never took the hint.
5 Both are Only Children
With so much of their time spent in the company of the Weasleys and their very large family, it is easy to forget that both Harry and Hermione did not have the luxury of growing up with siblings.
Over the years, both Harry and Hermione became a part of the Weasley family – and Hermione would eventually marry in to it – as Arthur and Molly Weasley would treat them like children of their own.
It must have been very different for them to grow up without siblings. Harry may have grown up alongside Dudley Dursley, but that was hardly a “brotherly love” type of relationship.
4 Both Made Malfoy Bleed
Throughout their years at Hogwarts, Draco Malfoy was always a thorn in the side of the group of friends. Malfoy was always Harry’s antagonist and his worst enemy apart from Voldemort. Unfortunately, Malfoy never really got his comeuppance for all the things he did, with the exception of two notable times that he was left bleeding by two members of the group.
The honor of making Draco bleed belongs to both Harry and Hermione. While Hermione hitting Draco in the face following his repeated provocation during Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the funnier moments of the series, Harry’s situation is much more serious.
While dueling each other, Harry uses a spell he read inside The Half-Blood Prince’s notebook that he has never seen before and causes severe bleeding to Draco’s body.
3 Both Have Felt the Cruciatus Curse
There has been some terrible things which have happened to the group throughout their adventures, but none are as painful as the Cruciatus Curse.
A favorite tool for the Death Eaters as a method of tormnent, Harry receives this curse from The Dark Lord himself during their duel at the graveyard in Goblet of Fire, while Hermione is the recipient following her torture session with Bellatrix Lestrange in The Deathly Hallows.
Both survived the agony, but their screams of pain made fully evident how painful it must have been for them.
Fortunately Ron was never on the receiving end of this curse.
2 Harry Owes Hermione His Life
This may be the understatement of the century, but there's no way Harry would have survived most of the situations he encountersed throughout the series without Hermione’s help.
Hermione’s planning, resourcefulness, and intelligence have saved the group in each situation they’ve been placed in.
As Harry says himself when confronted with how he has survived these situations, “the truth is most of that was just luck. I didn't know what I was doing half the time, I nearly always had help." He's undoubtedly referring to how Hermione has saved him on multiple occasions.
Whether it is her quick thinking in the face of a werewolf or her planning ahead before their exploits in The Deathly Hallows, both Harry and Ron would surely be goners without Hermione.
1 Them Ending Up Together Was Ron’s Greatest Fear
While this whole list has detailed the connection that Harry and Hermione share, there is no denying that Hermione ended up being happy with Ron. Neither of the two of them could stand seeing the other with someone else because of how deeply they felt for each other.
As Voldemort’s Horcrux revealed in The Deathly Hallows, Ron’s greatest fear was that Hermione loved Harry more than him and secretly wanted to be with him. Living in the shadow of “The Chosen One” must have been very difficult for Ron, but he eventually understood that Hermione only had eyes for him and that Harry did not want to be with her.
Thankfully it has all worked out for everyone and both Harry and Hermione are happy even though they are not together.
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