The fictional wizarding world of the Harry Potter book and film franchise is incredibly detailed and seemingly endless. There are interesting bits of trivia behind even the most mundane characters, places, or events in the series, and understandably the massive Harry Potter fans of the world love to devour every bit of it. But of course, the biggest deal in the whole of the wizarding world for most fans is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Every kid and adult who read Harry Potter or watched the movies dreamed of getting their own letter to Hogwarts and loved to imagine which house they would have ended up in. This is why it's so tragic that half of the Hogwarts houses don't get even a tenth of the adoration that the other half does. Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw are always the runner-ups in the Harry Potter world, which has engendered a bit of a rivalry between the two. Here are the 10 funniest memes about said rivalry.
10 Lord Of The Flies On Steroids
Well when you put it that way, it seems like Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry isn't the ideal system for training young witches and wizards.
Hogwarts house rivalries are the stuff of legend in the wizarding world, and while Gryffindor vs. Slytherin gets the most headline space, it's clear that every house has its beef with other houses.
Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw are generally the more mellow of the houses, but that doesn't mean they're fans of one another all the time. Hufflepuffs are more open to Slytherins and the Ravenclaws are fans of showboats like the Gryffindors, so it's no surprise they're not best friend houses.
9 Experimentation Vs. Safety
While Ravenclaw's commitment to experimentation is somewhat admirable it also kind of flies in the face of what Hogwarts is all about. Ravenclaw is the house of wit, but sometimes they think too highly of their own intelligence, and this is a perfect example of that.
Hufflepuffs can seem like a bit of a stick in the mud, but y'all are literally in school for magic. Why not let the experts teach you what they know and then try new things once you already have the available information? Hufflepuff is definitely giving everyone a much-needed reality check in this scenario.
8 That Was Way Harsh Tai
Hufflepuff has the entirely unfair reputation of being the Hogwarts reject house, as this meme so aptly demonstrates. But Hufflepuff's core values are acceptance, loyalty, and hard work, which is why they do end up with most of the "potato" students.
Other houses, like the somewhat uppity Ravenclaw, wouldn't be okay with any student that brought down their reputation but what truly matters to Hufflepuff is your willingness to work, not the natural capabilities that you can use to your advantage. Yes, Ravenclaw thinks they're better than Hufflepuff (and everyone else), but at least Hufflepuff doesn't care about being superior. And everyone loves potatoes.
7 Hufflepuff Notes
What is the deal with Ravenclaws and thinking that Hufflepuff's house is all about food? First potatoes, now bananas. Also, the implication that Hufflepuff students are literal minions is a little harsh, just because they value harmony and working together doesn't mean they're just idiot lemmings!
Some students wind up in Hufflepuff because their personal values and ideals line up with Helga Hufflepuff's, and some other students wind up there because they simply don't fit in very well anywhere else. But tell me, what is so wrong about a little love, openness, and acceptance?! Helga herself would be proud of those banana loving freaks.
6 Ravenclaw Notes
Now in fairness to Ravenclaw, the reputation that precedes them isn't always quite fair either. Yes, they're the house of intelligence, but there are lots of different types of intelligence. And while reading books and classic scholarly learning is definitely a form of intelligence, that doesn't mean that Ravenclaw is just full of a bunch of anti-social bookworms.
Hufflepuffs may just see them as school obsessed pedants, but Ravenclaws definitely know how to turn up too. And one of the biggest signs of true intelligence is the ability to think creatively and outside of the box a la Luna Lovegood.
5 Always The Bridesmaid
House Hufflepuff and house Ravenclaw might not think very highly of one another sometimes, but there is undoubtedly one thing they can always agree on. There really aren't many perks to being the wallflower.
The students of both Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are superstars in their own right but unfortunately, the super aggro showboats that are Gryffindor and Slytherin are always hogging the attention at Hogwarts and in life.
There is an entire world of Harry Potter merch that has been left almost completely unexplored because everyone wrongly assumes that Potterheads don't care about that kind of stuff but there are plenty of Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws out in the world who would kill for some swag.
4 You Tried, Badger
The badger that represents Hufflepuff house is a pretty tough and hardy little animal, and while the students of Hufflepuff are great, down to earth workers they're a little lacking in the toughness. They might want to front a little, but as this meme demonstrates, Ravenclaw is not having it one bit.
Honestly, no other house in Hogwarts expects the Hufflepuffs to be badasses but maybe let them dream a little. Kindness is a virtue, and Hufflepuffs shouldn't have to fake meanness in order to get a little respect. Not that they even could though, clearly Ravenclaw has no tolerance for that kind of nonsense.
3 Escaping Vs. Pretending
Note the difference between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff here. Ravenclaw doesn't get involved in the drama because they simply don't want to, whereas with Hufflepuff the world could be completely collapsing around them and they'll just keep pretending it's all okay. And it's easy to see where both houses are coming from.
I mean when you're stuck in a boarding school with the borderline deranged houses of Gryffindor and Slytherin it's understandable that you just don't want to deal with their endless shenanigans sometimes. But Ravenclaw has the right idea here. If someone is lobbing a grenade at you, you get the heck out of the way, you don't just pretend it's not happening.
2 Kick Ass Is What They Do
The fact that the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry houses of Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw aren't nearly burning the place down every other week doesn't mean they're not actually doing stuff. In fact, that would seem to indicate that they're both much more successful at actually doing things because they're not constantly screwing up so badly that students, teachers, and innocent passersby aren't being maimed or nearly killed.
Thankfully Hufflepuffs typically have the ability to think things through before they do them and Ravenclaws have the ability to think period, so they're not making life any messier than it needs to be for anyone else.
1 Who Knows Which One Is Worse
I guess most people would probably want to be the genius cat in this scenario, but this particular Ravenclaw versus Hufflepuff meme doesn't leave either one of the houses looking too appealing, now does it?
Ravenclaw might be populated with a bunch of nerdy weirdos and Hufflepuff may be chock full of derpy dorks, but would anyone want it to be any other way?
You know, not everyone is cool enough to be going to battle against or with the dark Lord Voldemort when they're like 12, and Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff need to unite behind the fact that they're actually normal child students.