There are only two days left until Valentine’s Day and as usual, I will be celebrating the single life. This is not to say that our heroes of the Wizarding World will be doing the same, nearly every one of them having a significant other. Which brings us to the topic of our post today, Top 7 Ships of the Wizarding World.
This wizarding couple had the son who vanquished the Dark Lord (twice), in other words, they’re awesome. These two loved with a love that was more than a love, one that rivaled Annabel Lee’s. At Hogwarts, James Potter was not the only one with feelings for Lily, her best friend Severus Snape, also had similar feelings for her. Severus and James, however, were both prats at Hogwarts; Snape was a Dark Arts fanatic, as well as a Pureblood supremacist, James was an arrogant bully, with a head far too big for his broom. James Potter eventually was able to clean up his act (for Lily), showing his true colors in his seventh year of Hogwarts. This increased level of maturity (along with his charming personality and looks) is what eventually won her over. This is not mentioning their complementing Patronuses, which is a sign of true love (or extreme coincidence).
This ship is one of the most controversial of the Wizarding World, their different personalities make it seem all the more unlikely. J.K. Rowling herself says she regrets putting Hermione with Ron instead of Harry, saying that she did it more out of wish-fulfillment than credibility. I, on the other hand, believe them to be a perfect match. They are like Yin and Yang (contrary but complementary), each needs the other in order to be complete. Hermione gives Ron’s life structure and order, Ron gives her’s joy and laughter. This is not mentioning a lot of moments they shared throughout the book, especially their fights in where their true emotions were more clear.
“‘Slug Club,'” repeated Ron with a sneer worthy of Malfoy. “It’s pathetic. Well, I hope you enjoy your party. Why don’t you try hooking up with McLaggen, then Slughorn can make you King and Queen Slug –“
“We’re allowed to bring guests,” said Hermione, who for some reason had turned a bright, boiling scarlet, “and I was going to ask you to come, but if you think it’s stupid then I won’t bother!”
“You were going to ask me?” said Ron, in a completely different voice.
“Yes,” said Hermione angrily. “But obviously if you’d rather I hooked up with McLaggen …”
“No, I wouldn’t,” said Ron, in a very quiet voice.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
This is the most widely recognized ship, with no controversies (except for those fangirls who think they have a chance), but it is also the slowest ship that ever sailed. With notable Newtina moments throughout the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, most fans were expecting a kiss at the end (similar to the one shared between Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski), but were left with a very tender goodbye. Not quite admitting their love for another, the only guarantee we have of this ship is the About the Author section in the original copy of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Here we find that he currently lives in Dorset with his wife and three Kneazles, with at least one child (his grandson, Rolf Scamander marries Luna Lovegood!). More information is soon to come!
This is the second most controversial ship on this list, and it is all thanks to Ginny Weasley (and Harry but mostly Ginny). Their romantic relationship is said to be very unexpected and unrealistic, with no true romantic feelings between the two of them. Ginny’s love for Harry is described as nothing more than a simple hero crush and Harry’s love is teenage hormones (still a bit crazy from his fifth year). His feelings for her were most likely suppressed by his subconscious because she was his best friend’s sister. His feelings eventually broke through when he saw Romione, his best friend and someone he saw as a sister. The fire inside of Ginny perfectly embodies the Gryffindor spirit, the very thing Harry strives to be, making this ship very much canon.
This is the first ship on here to feature a Muggle, and is the most recent addition to the Wizarding World, introduced in the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A talented Legilimens who at first glance would be described as ditzy and a Muggle veteran with aspirations to start a bakery. This is a rather unfortunate case of forbidden love. Neither of them has the fortune to die, instead, Jacob is forced to have his mind wiped of the existence of the Wizarding World, including those of Queenie Goldstein. This is not before they share a kiss as tender as the goodbye in #3.We can only hope that he regains his memory later in the series.
This isn’t a real major ship, which is surprising seeing as how important their family is to the entire series. You just have to love the pair of them, raising 7 children with no “bad eggs”. Molly “Bellatrix Slayer” Weasley and the Muggle-eccentric Arthur Weasley are the ultimate power couple. With such a huge family and extreme poverty, their love for one another made nothing else matter.A love to rival Jily’s.
7. Durmstrang Ship
The only true ship on this list, it deserved a much higher spot on this list. Making its first and last appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in the arrival and departure of the Durmstrang Students to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Described to be like a skeletal version of a Spanish galleon, this ship is certainly something being the only able to travel underwater.
That concludes this post on Scamander’s Suitcase! If you liked it leave a like and if you really enjoyed it subscribe! If you feel that I missed a couple or one shouldn’t have been on here, leave a comment down below! Last but not least, don’t forget to have a happy Valentine’s Day. Single or not there is someone who cares about you!