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    Harry Potter
    "Facing this stuff in real life... is not like school. In school, if you make a mistake, you can just try again tomorrow, but out there... when you're a second away from being murdered, or watching a friend die right before your eyes... you don't know what that's like."
    Gender: Male
    Type: Legendary Wizard
    Age: 11-17
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Daniel Radcliffe
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Harry Potter

    Harry James Potter is the main titular protagonist of the series of the same name. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Harry, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard. Thus, he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to practice magic under the guidance of the kindly headmaster Albus Dumbledore and other school professors along with his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry also discovers that he is already famous throughout the novel's magical community, and that his fate is tied with that of Lord Voldemort – the internationally feared Dark Wizard and murderer of his parents, Lily and James. The book and film series revolve around Harry's struggle to adapt to the wizarding world and defeat Voldemort.

    Why He is the Chosen One

    1. He is one of the most iconic heroes in not only literature, but also in all of fiction.
    2. He is very brave, quick witted, benevolent, respectful, kind, humble, and loyal.
    3. Harry does anything for those who love, including risking his own life.
    4. He always defended the honor of his family, his friends, and Dumbledore.
    5. He is compassionate and forgives others, regardless of how heinous their acts were.
      • He made amends with Dudley and Draco; regardless of how awful they treated him, especially Draco.
      • He saved Wormtail from being killed by Sirius and Lupin, and opted to hand him over the dementors instead. (Although this backfired immensely)
      • He once admits to Voldemort that he feels sorry for him for not knowing the true meaning of love and friendship.
      • Despite the many revealing details he learned about Dumbledore's life in the 7th book, Harry ultimately got over it when he understood that Dumbledore did changed for the better over time.
      • And finally and especially, Harry ultimately forgave Snape after learning his story and decided to honor his memory; to the point where he named his son after him and had his portrait be installed in the headmaster's office.
    6. He understood and believed in the power of love.
    7. His friendship with Ron and Hermione is one of the strongest bonds in the series.
    8. He is shown to be a highly efficient leader and teacher, like when he establishes Dumbledore's army and how he taught the other students how to fend for themselves.
    9. He has done many wholesome and respectful things for the people he loves:
      • He gave the Weasley twins his winnings of the tournament so that they can start their magical joke items shop.
      • He and Hermione saved Buckbeak from being executed and handed over to Sirius, who then took care of him.
      • One of his best moments in the franchise was when he started Dumbledore's Army and taught his peers how to defend themselves from the dark forces and use magic wisely; not only to go against the Ministry and Umbridge's regime, but because he really cared for them and wanted to prepare everyone for the upcoming war.
      • Even though he didn't had to, he also saved Fleur's sister along with Ron from the lake in the 2nd tournament task and even considered saving all of the hostages; this ultimately earned him the first place for showing moral values.
      • He stood up against prejudiced people: Like those who called Hermione a mudblood, and the people who discriminated Hagrid for being a semi-giant (like Rita Skeeter, Fudge, and Umbridge).
      • Speaking of Hagrid, his friendship with him is one of the most heartwarming parts of the series. They both cared so much for each other.
      • Despite being aware of her quirky personality, Harry had a cute friendship with Luna and considered her a pretty cool girl.
      • He didn't told Ron about his crush on Ginny at first, because he is his best friend and Harry wanted to respect his boundaries.
      • Harry also (temporarily) ended his relationship with Ginny to protect her from Voldemort.
      • The many things he did for Dobby:
        • He set him free from the Malfoys.
        • Bought him several clothes after Dobby provided him gillyweed for the second tournament task.
        • He gave him a proper respectful burial after Dobby rescued him and his friends from Malfoy manor.
      • Despite of the danger, he took Ron and Hermione along with him on his quest to destroy Voldemort's horcruxes.
    10. Despite his initial insecurities, Harry has proven to be very fearless; leading to his many heroic feats, even without magic:
      • He stopped Quirrell/Voldemort from stealing the Philosopher's Stone.
      • He killed the basilisk in the chamber of secrets with the sword of Gryffindor.
      • He faced hundreds of dementors, which he chased away with his Patronus.
      • He managed to overcome the three tasks of the Triwizard Tournament: Facing a dragon, rescue his friend from the creatures of the lake, and avoiding the obstacles of a magical maze.
      • Along with his friends, fought against the Death Eaters at the Ministry of Magic.
      • He faced Voldemort on more than one occasion, against all odds.
      • He managed to destroy Voldemort's horcruxes and finally defeated him.
    11. Although one of the biggest criticisms against his character is over the idea that he is a Gary Stu: Harry is actually an ironic twist on the trope. Despite his privileged background and the story being on his side, he is still a flawed individual who learns many lessons along the way, and ultimately doesn't lets his background define him and chooses to be his own person.
      • While he is famous, he doesn't enjoy it. In fact, it becomes clear that he never wanted fame; especially as that comes from a tragedy.
      • He's a Quidditch prodigy, but is average academically.
      • He's a living legend, but mostly keeps to himself and his two best friends.
      • Girls like him enough, but he's awkward with them.
      • Has tons of money, but doesn't flaunt it or deck himself out in expensive stuff. In fact, he shares it with his friends.
      • When someone starts going on about his greatness he tends to downplay it and say he'd gladly swap it for a normal life.
    12. Daniel Radcliffe did a fantastic performance portraying this character.
    13. His arc and development throughout the series teaches the value of resilience, and how important it is in life: Despite the many tragedies Harry goes through (Losing his parents, his godfather, his mentor, being vilified by authorities, and watching others die for him), Harry doesn't let any of that drag him down and always keeps moving forward, no matter what.
    14. Regardless of the obstacles, Harry refuses to give up.


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