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How Different Would the Harry Potter Series Be if They Were Written By George R.R. Martin?

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Answer by Geoffrey Reemer, Game of Thrones Fanboy

  • Draco Malfoy would be sitting on the Magic Throne, with Lucius Malfoy fighting all his wars for him.
  • There would be four Houses to compete for the Throne: House Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, and Slytherin.
  • Ron and Ginny would be lovers.
  • Harry would first have to be thrown out of a window before he can learn to use his magic powers.
  • Neville Longbottom would be sent to the Wall to be made fun of.
  • Quidditch would be played with lances and swords, rather than balls.
  • Mail would be delivered by ravens rather than owls.
  • Hagrid would only say the word "Hagrid" all the time.
  • That goblin who works in the Gringotts Wizarding Bank would be the real hero and plotter.
  • Voldemort would be called "The Great Other" rather than "He who must not be named."
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