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If the Harry Potter characters where muggles what would they do for a living?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Peter North, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Taure

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    The point Xandrel was making was not that Dumbledore had no part in the formulation of Grindelwald's "Greater Good" philosophy, but rather that Dumbledore later rejected the philosophy and spent much of his life fighting against it. So it makes a poor basis for a judgment as to Dumbledore's character.
     
  2. Legend3381

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    Harry- Teacher or Cop
    Ginny- JK never developed her character but going with marketing consultant
    Hermione- Researcher for a big company
    Ron-McDonald's Supervisor
    George- Youtube star that pranks people.
    Draco- corrupt politician
    Lavender- pornstar
    Patel Twins- stay at home moms with 8 kids each
    Charlie- Zoo Keeper.
    Neville- Doctor
     
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    Didn't I say he separated from it? I guess your right I just felt he'd be interested in philosophy since he's always worrying about the morality of what he does I still stand by Scholar/Professor.
    Legend, Ginny was an athlete in canon no reason to change that, Ron liking food has nothing to do with being McDonalds Supervisor rather a stay at home dad or an employee at the joke shop. You stereotyped Lavender and the *Patil twins. After thinking a bit Neville being a doctors actually pretty okay he's kind, has motivation his parents getting into a coma/brain dead, and has a family pressuring him to get a good job. A supposed rich family to support as well
     
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    I don't see how acting like a normal if stereotypical teenage girl translates to becoming a porn star.
     
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    The fuck? Neither of the girls are particularly fleshed out in the books, but nothing about them screams stay-at-home mom. Especially Padma. As a Ravenclaw, I highly doubt she'd be content to just stay at home and do fuck all other than raising kids.

    Also, if you're gonna say that JKR never developed Ginny, then the Patil (note the spelling) twins, Lavender, and Charlie didn't get any character development either.
     
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    Don't bother I think the guy's just being a troll in no way does it make any sense if anything with the little character development Rowling gave us you can say makeup designer or whatever and librarian of course being a ravenclaw an girls who like to use makeup could have totally different careers like Lavender secretly loving astronomy and having a lifelong dream to be an astronaut but well half assed superficial guessing is in line with the pottermore article that started this. Fanon says supposedly Parvatis smarter then Lavender so in line with the other twins owns a clothing retail store.
     
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    Parvati is smarter than Lavender, that's canon. And she'd be one of those makeup/dress design gurus of "unclear" ethnicity like Jessica Alba.
     
  8. gvak

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    Here is my ideas:

    Hermione Granger – Librarian
    Neville Longbottom – Gardener
    Ron Weasley – Goalkeeper in a small league
    Luna Lovegood – Painter, or writter of children books
    Harry Potter – Child Servises
    Sirius Black – Party animal
    Draco Malfoy - Gangster, or Member of a crime syndicate
    Charlie Weasley - The camera man in Man vs Wild
    Severus Snape - Biochemist

    What do you think ?
     
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    Draco would be the son of the mafia boss from John Wick. Harry would be John Wick.
     
  10. Peter North

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    So Lucius would punch Draco out for killing Harry's dog.

    Nice. :D
     
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    No. He would punch Draco out for killing Hedwig.
     
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    After rebelling and spending a year on volunteer work in Africa, Hermione comes back home and goes to med school just like her parents wanted.
    Ron works in his father car repair shop, twenty years later takes it over.
    George loses ear and suffers some hearing loss when he and his brother were trying to install hydrogen fuel cell in Ford Cortina and hydrogen blew up. Then Arthur kicks them out of the workshop and Fred&George start joke shop.
    Harry becomes cop. Or security guard, if he fails psychological tests during police recruitment because of childhood trauma.
    Charlie dies of AIDS and it brings Percy back to family. Just kidding, he could be travelebrity, zookeeper or zoologist/herpetologist.
    Percy is public servant and a mayoral candidate in few elections.
    Luna Lovegood, professional homeopath.
    Draco grounds a company with his father's money, becomes respectable local businessman and beats Percy in mayoral election. He tries doing some shady things and loses seat in the next election.
    Neville - gardener.
    Ginny - sportswoman, then trainer.
     
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    Snape is Walter White
     
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    Draco Malfoy starts his own business with a small loan of one million pounds from his father. After mixed success, he eventually enters politics as the first MP for UKIP.
     
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    After a number of violent crimes and subsequent arrest of most of his extended family, Sirius Black inherits the notorious Black fortune. He decides to put the ill gotten gains to good use and try to reverse some of the bad his family has done...enter Blackman, caped crusader.
     
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    Sirius Black, after a long prison sentence, discovers internet porn. He leaves his room 6 months and 8 laptops later....... then lives off his family's fortune until an unfortunate encounter with a dominatrix. RIP Sirius
    TheWiseTomato The one with the tragic back story to be a masked superhero is Harry. Its a shame he lacks the intelligence, determination, and desire to be nothing more than average.
     
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    Well Harry joins the military after finishing Stonewall. The brass quickly notice him for his ability to act under pressure and his problem solving skills, so he is sent to Sandhurst. There he finishes his studies and becomes an officer. He spends several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq , climbing the ranks and ends up being the commanding officer of an elite anti terrorism unit.

    Hermione cracks under the self imposed pressure, becomes a stoner and ends up being part of a group who travel the world chaining themselves to trees about to be cut down.

    Ron goes to Eton, since his father is a head of a whole government department, and leverages that into a position with the FA.

    Luna rides of into the wilderness of Africa in search of unicorns and is never seen again.
     
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    I think people are making a mistake here in assuming that Hermione would automatically be a human rights activist/charity worker/politician. Yes, Hermione has a strong moral compass, and gets enraged and active when she sees the mistreatment of house elves and muggleborns, but that is one single element of her character. We have to consider that growing up and living entirely in the muggle world, Hermione would experience a whole host of different things that may well cause her other personality traits (such as her bossiness and intelligence which may suit a teacher or professor) to come to the forefront.

    In canon, Hermione's first exposure to the existence of house elves is Dobby. A mistreated house elf who hates working for his family, but has no choice, and who is still kind and moral enough to suffer horrible pain and punishments and even (gasp) freeing to help save Harry Potter. Who's to say that she'd have latched onto house elf rights so strongly if it wasn't?

    Imagine, for example, that Hermione first found out about house elves in 4th year, by meeting the kitchen elves. Her first exposure to house elves would then be a bunch of happy elves that love working and love working for Hogwarts, and who regard the idea of being freed or paid as horrific. It's not outside the realms of possibility that with such a first impression, and with a peer group that won't have mistreated house elves, she wouldn't be exposed to the house elf rights issues as harshly, and wouldn't have applied her muggle prejudices on slavery to them, instead accepting them as a different species with different needs and wants, and wouldn't have ended up campaigning for house elf rights. She may well have been generally supportive of them, as most muggles are generally supportive of ending racism, but without such a personal and clear experience of their suffering, most muggles don't bother starting anti-racism campaign groups, and there's no reason to assume Hermione would bother starting a house elf rights group.

    Her support for muggleborn rights is obvious, she is a muggleborn. I expect if you found any other muggleborn student in Hogwarts, they'd be just as incensed (although potentially less active or educated) by the prejudice. It's only the interplay between her personality and this reality that results in her fighting for muggleborn rights. Without being a member of an oppressed group (as a white woman in the western world from a middle class family of dentists), there's no reason to suppose such an interplay would take place.

    Also, the main reason that she becomes so incensed by these issues is that she applies muggle morality (with emphasis on tolerance, human rights, anti-slavery etc) to a world that doesn't have the same values. If she was in a world where most people agreed with her that racism was bad, she wouldn't necessarily feel the same impetus to fight racism. She would apply muggle morality to the muggle world, and find that there is no real need for her to make an anti-racism charity, because they already exist, they're already making massive strides, and they've already got the majority on side (at least consciously, unconscious bias is still a factor of course). It would be a lot easier to live as a privileged person with no experience of the issues, and with a general understanding that most people agree with her on them, and they're constantly getting better bit by bit. In this case, I can see her moral compass and dislike of prejudice taking a backseat compared to, for example, her curiosity and desire to know how the world works or her intelligence, or her rule following/rule supporting nature, any of which could result in other professions.

    I think that a Hermione, as we see her in canon, growing up in the muggle world and living in it, would study, go to University, and get some sort of academic/intelligence requiring job, preferably one that allowed her to find new things out or generally learn more, and/or one that gave her authority or gave her authority figures she could trust.

    Focusing entirely on SPEW and her opposition to her own oppression and saying "she'd obviously be a charity worker/advocate/politician" I think does an injustice to a complex and varied character, as well as to reality.

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    Although, he rejects it due to the consequences. Had Ariana not died and they not fallen out, who's to say he'd not have kept believing in it? And thus, in a muggle world where it's unlikely a philosophy he formed would lead to a new Hitler and a dead sister, what impetus would there be to give up on philosophy as a practice?

    Further, whilst Dumbledore does reject "for the greater good" I think it's inaccurate to suggest that he rejects philosophy as a discipline for him, as he tends to be a very philosophical thinker and speaker in the books. Whether philosopher would be my first choice for his career is another matter.
     
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    Hermione Granger - Human Rights Lawyer
    Luna - Psychotherapist
    Neville - whistleblower
    Draco - investment banker
     
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    Hermione would be one of the people who disappear into academia never to be seen again in the real world. She never really had friends and without a magical school providing ridiculously dangerous opportunities to bond she would likely have studies sciences or something where her dedication to her studies might have been appreciated and her fellows are also used to being shunned as outsiders. From there I doubt anyone would actually want to work with her and her domineering attitude meaning research project in a lab for universities.
    Luna would take over from the legend that is David Attenborogh.
    Harry would likely be a policeman or firefighter, something self-sacrificing to help others.
    Ron, I see middle management for a random firm. Without a famous friend he would fade into obscurity.
    Draco, inheriting whatever business his father has as he's too much of a prat to work anywhere else.
     
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