With the sheer amount of characters in the MCU, there’s no denying the sheer range of personalities…
We’ve already decided on Team Cap or Team Iron Man, but what if we sort them into Hogwarts Houses? (And you thought Avengers itself was already an ambitious crossover!)
Would you be Team Gryffindor with the strong and bold heroes? Or maybe Team Hufflepuff who value loyalty above all other traits? Maybe Team Ravenclaw, home to those with a penchant for the academic or love of learning. Or perhaps you prefer Team Slytherin, a haven for those cunning heroes with a darker side…
Which House has the best Marvel heroes?
“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart”
Naturally the house which is best known for bravery will be home to some of the strongest heroes, particularly those who place bravery and their daring as their primary traits.
Thor – Speaking in a semi-Shakespearean manner makes Thor’s stereotypical chivalry obvious, but his daring and nerve is visible throughout; from battling frost giants to risking his life to create Stormbreaker.
Black Panther – Gryffindor seems like the appropriate house for a strong king like T’Challa. A brave, daring leader who lets nothing get in his way and is willing to risk it all when necessary.
Captain Marvel – A badass with the sheer might and power of Captain Marvel belongs in no other house. She is a bold, fearless leader who exemplifies the house’s key traits.
Scarlet Witch – She may have the sort a dark side and murky past you’d associate with a Slytherin, but something about her outlook and her desire to do the right thing places her firmly in Gryffindor. Devastated at the events in the opening of Civil War, she grieves like a Gryffindor and picks herself back up like a Gryffindor.
Sharon Carter – Brave SHIELD agent and niece of Peggy Carter, she shows her daring and bravery by jumping head-first into all situations no matter the danger.
Wasp – “It’s about damn time,” she says as Hank reveals the Wasp outfit to her at the end of Ant-Man. She knows what she’s capable of and she seizes her opportunity to take up the Wasp mantle to do what’s right without a second thought.
Spider-Man – The Friendly Neighbourhood hero demonstrates the intelligence of a Ravenclaw and the loyalty and friendliness of a Hufflepuff, but his sheer grit and determination embody the nerve and attitude of Gryffindors.
Drax – His relentless hunt for revenge against Thanos hints at his Slytherin side, but the way he dives headfirst into battle, roaring with his dual knives slashing away at an enemy exemplifies the bold bravery and daring of a Gryffindor as much (if not more) than the others.
Star Lord – There’s no denying the slightly irritating, confident swagger of a Gryffindor and that can be seen best in Star Lord. Brave, bold and with a huge ego, he has elements of some other houses but his nerve to face off against his father for the greater good shows his true Gryffindor-ness.
“You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil”
Hufflepuffs get a bad rep – often the butt of any Harry Potter-related jokes; but they take it in their stride. Calm, loyal and patient, Hufflepuffs are the true heroes in the world (after all, Cedric Diggory is as brave as Harry with less of an ego…!).
Captain America – Unfailingly loyal not only to his country, but to his beliefs, principles and friends (so long as you’re Bucky). He’s ready to break apart the Avengers team not only because he is loyal to Bucky, but because he was true to what he believed, he thought it were right. “Unafraid of toil” sums him up to a tee.
Agent Phil Coulson – Before appearing on Agents of SHIELD, Phil was the brave and loyal agent of SHIELD whose ‘death’ was a brave final move out of loyalty to his beloved team.
Hawkeye – Although his quest for revenge after Thanos’ snap is decidedly a Slytherin trait, you have to remember that this was born out of love and loyalty to his family. Bear in mind, he quit the Avengers after Age of Ultron, ultimately loyal to his family and keeping his promise to his wife.
War Machine – Rhodey and Tony have their squabbles frequently, especially during the events of Iron Man 2; but, at the end of the day, Rhodey will stand with Tony till the bitter end. A fierce, loyal friend who would give his life.
Falcon – Similar to War Machine, where would Cap be without the loyal Falcon flying by his side “on your left.” Their friendship is a special one that can only be seen with two true Hufflepuffs.
Okoye – Although unfailingly brave, where else could you place a kick-ass Dora Milaje warrior whose ultimate goal in life is her loyalty to her king and to protect him at all costs?
Mantis – As an empath with the ability to sense feelings, Hufflepuff seems the perfect house in which to place Mantis. Just, fair and able to identify with others, this is an enviable Hufflepuff trait.
Groot – We’ve seen various iterations of Groot over the years; grown-up Groot, baby Groot, teenage Groot… but we always see how he is a loyal team member who, even as a sulky teenager, views the Guardians as more than friends, but family, even willing to sacrifice himself at the end of the first film.
“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind”
In a cinematic universe with plenty of high-tech advanced weaponry and technology, there are a fair few characters whose brains are their primary and most respected trait. And where else do you put the super-smart academics?
Iron Man – The genius behind several Marks of Iron Man armours, who knows where the Avengers would be without the ultimate hero, Iron Man. Would they have defeated Thanos without him? Would the Avengers have existed without him? It all stems from his brain and his knack for learning and technology. For a man who created an AI that almost defeated them and worked out time travel, how could you not place him in Ravenclaw?
Hulk – His consistent quest for peace, calm and quiet makes me pause; this seems like a Hufflepuff and his gentle nature supports that. But the man has seven PhDs… Seven! The average PhD takes about 8 years… that would take a normal person 56 years… and he’s not even 56 years old. Ravenclaw through and through.
Vision – Made from the Mind Stone, Vision’s mind is perhaps his strongest asset, becoming one of the most intelligent of the team the very day he’s born!
Doctor Strange – Although sceptical of the mystic arts at first, Doctor Strange soon becomes one of the most learned sorcerers; more than just powerful, he is a Master of the Mystic Arts, spending his days studying and devoting his life to magic. Very Ravenclaw.
Wong – Similar to Strange, he is a Master of the Mystic Arts, but, if anything, is more of a Ravenclaw than Strange – he was a librarian tasked with guarding all the ancient books. Where else would a Ravenclaw rather be?
Rocket – Give Rocket a few technological bits and bobs and he can make something… explosive. Dangerous with any sort of fuse, Rocket’s love of technology and ability to think, rather than just fight his way out of a problem, places him solidly in Ravenclaw.
Shuri – Similar to some of the other boffins in Ravenclaw, Shuri proves herself to be brave and able to hold her own in a fight, but her strength really lies in her brain and technological know-how.
“Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.”
Black Widow – You can’t really be in any other house after exposure to the Red Room… Natasha has a very dark, unfortunate past she can never really escape. But this isn’t the only reason she belongs in Slytherin. Far from evil, but her cunning and ability to be deceitful makes her the deadly and effective spy she is.
Nebula – Desperate to match up to and defeat her sister at all costs one moment, then determined to kill her father the next. Nebula has a determination to her, but she has a dark, tormented side with a lack of forgiveness.
Valkyrie – I feel like there can be a thin line between a Gryffindor and a Slytherin at times… Valkyrie has the swagger of a Gryffindor, but she seems too introverted and cunning to really belong there. There’s a vague whiff of a Slytherin about her, something deep about her that hints that she will stop at nothing to get her way.
Yondu – Bad guy? Good guy? It changes from time to time, but we know where his heart truly lies come the end. Despite that, however, he is a sneaky, distrustful character you need to be careful around. Not one to trust completely – you don’t know what’s going on beneath the surface.
Ant-Man – Utterly loyal to his daughter, part of me feels as though Scott belongs in Hufflepuff, and in many ways he does. But his past as a thief and the fact his very power as Ant-Man relies on him sneaking about unseen places Ant-Man into Slytherin.
Loki – God of Mischief. Dedicated to his lifelong quest of being a pain in the ass to Thor and anyone. Very often the villain. Cunning, deceitful and unendingly ambitious. Loki is Slytherin personified.
Gamora – Like her sister, Gamora has a dark past with Thanos as a father and is a cunning character you can never completely trust. Brave and ultimately loyal to her team, but her cold aloofness singles her out as a Slytherin.
Winter Soldier – Yet another poor character with an unfortunately dark and murky past. But does he really belong anywhere else? He can flip at a moment’s notice and stays apart from everyone. But that’s the Winter Soldier element of him… What about Bucky himself when he’s not brainwashed. Dare we say it… Hufflepuff?
Nick Fury – The mastermind behind the Avengers initiative, the hero of SHIELD, the one that pops up when you least expect it. Ruthless cunning is the MO of Nick Fury and he performs it effortlessly. Simply Slytherin.