J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is full of colourful, complex, and wonderfully terrifying characters, with the author creating some of the most iconic heroes and villains in the entire fantasy genre. When it comes to the most iconic, beloved and memorable characters that the Harry Potter series has to offer, Harry’s best friend and partner in crime, Ron Weasley, is without question one of the best of the best! As one-third of the series’ Golden Trio (Harry, Ron and Hermione), the Harry Potter movies spend a great deal of time with Ron Weasley – but some of the characters’ greatest moments didn’t make it into the movies.
There’s no denying that Ron is one of the Harry Potter series focus characters, along with Harry and Hermione, but there’s still an incredible amount of information that fans of the films won’t know about the character. For our latest post on The Blog That Must Not Be Named, we’re ranking five details that only fans of the Harry Potter books will know about Ron Weasley!
5 – He Was Attacked By A Brain
While attempting to rescue Sirius Black from the Department of Mysteries in the Ministry of Magic, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna, Neville and Ginny stumble across a room that is completely empty, except for a large tank of water containing pearly white brains!
When a large battle breaks out between Dumbledore’s Army and Voldemort’s Death Eaters, Ron summons one of the brains from the tank, and the jellyfish-like brain begins to wrap its tentacles around Ron’s arm. This almost kills Ron, but he manages to walk away with nothing more than a few nasty scars.
4 – He Was A Hogwarts Prefect
In Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Harry, Ron, Hermione and pretty much everyone staying at Grimmauld Place is shocked to learn that Ron has been made a Gryffindor prefect instead of Harry. This causes slight friction between Harry, Ron and Hermione, as Harry believes his actions throughout the series more than prove that he deserves to be a Gryffindor prefect.
Harry does a good enough job of acting happy for his best friend, however, as Ron is very clearly glad to be recognised and appreciated for a change. Mrs. Weasley is so proud of Ron that she buys him a Cleansweep Eleven broomstick!
3 – He Joined The Gryffindor Quidditch Team In The Order Of The Phoenix
In the Harry Potter movies, Ron makes it onto the Gryffindor quidditch team, with a little bit of help from Hermione, in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. In the books, however, Ron first plays as keeper for the Gryffindor team in The Order Of The Phoenix.
Ron’s quidditch career doesn’t get off to the best start, mostly due to a lack of confidence, but he manages to pull himself together just in time for the final game of the season against Ravenclaw. Thanks to Ron’s skills as keeper and Ginny catching the snitch (Harry was banned from quidditch by Umbridge), Gryffindor were able to win the quidditch cup!
2 – He Was Surprisingly Okay With Harry And Ginny’s Relationship
Throughout his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry finds himself growing more and more attracted to Ginny Weasley. This causes Harry a lot of stress and worry, as he can’t see any possible way to confess his feelings without ruining his friendship with Ron.
In one of the series’ most awkward and hilariously embarrassing moments, Harry returns to the common room to learn that the Gryffindor quidditch team has won the quidditch cup. Before he even thinks about what he is doing, Harry grabs Ginny and kisses her in front of everyone in the common room, including Ron and Hermione. Realising what he’s done, Harry looks for Ron’s reaction and is shocked to see that his best friend isn’t even slightly upset that he just kissed his sister.
1 – Sirius Black Gave Him An Owl
When Ron’s pet rat, Scabbers, turns out to be Peter Pettigrew in disguise, the young wizard is left without a furry friend. In the movies, we’re led to believe that Ron never replaced Scabbers the rat, but there’s much more to the story.
During the train journey home at the end of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, an owl appears with a letter from Sirius Black. At the bottom of the letter, Sirius tells Harry that the owl is a gift for Ron. Sirius reveals that he feels partially to blame for Ron no longer having a pet rat. Ron pretends to dislike the owl, which Ginny names Pigwidgeon, but later reveals that he has grown fond of his new pet.
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