Peggy Carter made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: The First Avenger. With so much of the MCU’s action set 50 years later, fans were concerned they’d never see the character again. Luckily, Marvel and ABC brought her back to television with her own series: Agent Carter.
The series picked up after the events of the first Captain America movie, fleshing out Peggy’s story, and giving fans some context for the organization that would go on to become S.H.I.E.L.D. It also introduced MCU fans to a whole new group of characters. If they’d all attended Hogwarts, there would be a large number of Gryffindors and Ravenclaws amongst them.
Considering how hard working and loyal to his employer Jarvis was, it would be tempting to sort him into Hufflepuff. Jarvis, however, retained his sense of loyalty to Howard Stark out of gratitude for saving the life of his wife. He was certainly more of a Gryffindor.
Jarvis was asked by Howard to assist Agent Carter in clearing him of a crime he didn’t commit. He didn’t have to accompany her as she broke into buildings or went on car chases. Jarvis chose to do those things, loving the rush of adventure, even as he protested how dangerous things were. It’s apparent how much he loved helping save the day when he jumped at the chance to help Peggy again in season two.
Very few characters were as ambitious as Jack Thompson. A high ranking member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, he was lauded as a war hero by his coworkers. The reality of Jack’s situation, however, proved he was a Slytherin.
Jack didn’t survive the war because he was a hero. Instead, he attacked men carrying a white flag and hid the evidence, though he encouraged the heroic perception. Likewise, as part of the S.S.R., Jack frequently took the easiest path to victory instead of putting in the time to investigate. He even became the right hand of Vernon Masters in season two. A member of a secret and powerful group, Vernon promised to get Jack a powerful government position in exchange for his service. Jack initially accepted Vernon’s proposal, but eventually learned how bad of an idea that was.
Howard Stark was always ready for a new adventure - and a new love interest. His jet setting, however, wasn’t entirely born out of a restless spirit. Instead, Howard’s travel was often to visit scientists and other inventors, or to pick up rare materials. Howard was all about research and development. He was a Ravenclaw.
Howard never encountered a question he didn’t want to learn the answer to. His thirst for knowledge rivaled his thirst for a good time. Always wanting to know more and build more, he certainly fit into the most curious of Hogwarts houses.
Angie Martinelli only appears in seven episodes of Agent Carter. She wasn’t a member of the spy world, so her story time was confined to Peggy’s home life. An aspiring actress who befriended Peggy while she lived in New York, Angie loved the spotlight as much as she enjoyed helping people in need.
When Angie met Peggy, she was waiting tables at an automat in between her auditions. She got Peggy an interview with the woman her ran her all female boarding house. In addition to helping Peggy out with her living situation, she also lied to the authorities when they came searching for Agent Carter. Angie knew that something was fishy and put herself on the line to make sure Peggy didn’t end up in trouble for something she didn’t do. She’s a definite Gryffindor.
Like Howard Stark, Jason Wilkes never met a question he didn’t want to know the answer to. A scientist and mathematician, Jason initially worked for Stark’s competitor.
When the two met, it took them no time at all to figure out how to fix his intangibility problem. Though Wilkes was placed in a horrible position for much of the second season of Agent Carter, he still wanted to continue his scientific research, accepting an offer from Stark himself to work with him. Like Stark, he was also a Ravenclaw.
A master of disguise, firearms, and hand to hand combat, Dottie could be sorted into Slytherin. When examining her, however, Dottie is what happens when a Hufflepuff’s loyalty is both extreme and misplaced.
Dottie’s conditioning in the precursor to Black Widow’s Red Room program turned her into an assassin. The hard work in the program wasn’t just necessary to survive, but a Hufflepuff trait. While Dottie was loyal to the people who created her, it was also clear that her loyalty could be transferred. Her fixation on Peggy made the audience wonder if she could ever be convinced to switch sides and fight on Peggy’s behalf.
One of the tragedies of Agent Carter ending in just two seasons is that the audience never got to know Rose better. A glorified secretary, Rose was responsible for manning a phone bank in New York, and then the front desk at the Hollywood branch of the S.S.R. As a Gryffindor, she really belonged out in the field.
Rose was eager to help with a firm sense of right and wrong. She stubbornly held to her opinions unless someone she respected, like Peggy, helped her see the other side of an issue. In the field, she was just as ready to fight as Peggy was, bravely putting her life on the line to help save the day.
Whitney Frost might have been smarter than Howard Stark and Jason Wilkes combined. She was certainly smarter than the people whose research she funded at Roxxon. Though Whitney will likely be remembered as a Slytherin by many, she was definitely a Ravenclaw.
Whitney wanted to learn about the parts of the world we couldn’t see. Even as a young girl before getting into acting, she spent all her spare time studying physics and chemistry. She might have appeared on the silver screen as an adult, but that life simply funded her own research into things like substances from other dimensions. The power of the Zero Matter (eventually known as Dark Force in the MCU) corrupted her, making her only want more. At her heart, however, she still wanted to know how it all worked, a true Ravenclaw.
During the first season of Agent Carter, Daniel Sousa was frequently handed the grunt work by those around him. He did it, sorting through files and comparing evidence, with only the rare complaint. We already know he had the hardworking Hufflepuff attitude down, but there’s another reason the house was a perfect fit for him.
Hufflepuffs are known for their loyalty and fairness. Daniel Sousa had plenty of that. Intent on justice being fair and balanced, Daniel was willing to talk to Peggy about the possibility of her being a spy when he realized she was the person he’d been investigating in season one. He was also unwilling to drop his relationship with Violet in season two, feeling a sense of loyalty to her, and trying to work out his feelings on his own. Daniel didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes or create an unnecessary conflict.
Though the S.S.R. is filled with the scientifically minded, Peggy fell more into their “strategic” arm. She had the makings of a great spy during her time on the show. Nearly as good at disguises and accents as Dottie Underwood, Peggy could have made a career out of it instead of working her way up the ranks of the S.S.R.
Despite constantly being reminded of her role as a woman in the ‘40s, Peggy never let the men in her S.S.R. office stop her from doing her job. She struck out on her own, trying her best to get justice for the wrongly accused Howard Stark. Peggy bravely put herself in the line of fire to save civilians and colleagues alike time and time again. Her sense of justice and her bravery certainly made her a Gryffindor.