06/25/2013 11:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

This question originally appeared on Quora.
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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