Some of our research revealed that 4 in 5 young people have read at least one of the Harry Potter books. So, to help sharpen your trolling skills, Catalina Albeanu shares the best ways to wind up Harry Potter fans.
If you’re reading this, you probably know at least one Harry Potter fan. So you must know how passionate Potterheads are about the books and films. This passion is their weakness. The slightest criticism of the saga can send them into a frenzied rage. If this sounds like a fun way to light up a rainy afternoon, just read on for the five best ways to annoy Harry Potter fans:
5. Make fun of Quidditch
Quidditch is the beloved sport of the Wizarding World and you may not, under any circumstances, mock it, call it silly, or say it’s unrealistic.
It’s much more exciting than any muggle sport, but also much more dangerous, which automatically makes Quidditch players better and more attractive than muggle sportsmen.
Harry Potter fans love it so much they felt compelled to invent a real-life version.
They are a dedicated bunch and you do not want to cross them unless you fancy a bludger to the head.
4. Misquote a spell
Potterheads read the books cover to cover, and take great pride in knowing every little detail.
Their extensive knowledge of the Potterverse comprises potion ingredients, defence spells, transfiguration, the twelve uses of dragon blood, and wand lore.
If you’re trying to impress a Harry Potter fan, you better know what you’re talking about. Go big or go home!
And remember: it’s Levi-OH-sa, not levi-oh-SA.
3. Tell them they belong in a house they don’t like
Every person who has read the books probably wondered which house the Sorting Hat would place them in.
The most passionate know which house they want to belong to, and which house would make them quit magic school.
The best way to annoy them is to find out the house they identify with, and tell them they would fit perfectly in the most different one.
Even if they don’t have anything against the other houses, they will most likely have developed a sense of pride or belonging to their house of choice, and you will get a reaction if you upset their balance.
2. “Harry Potter is for kids!”
The best thing you could possibly say to start an argument with a Potterhead is this. Variations include “Get over it!”, “Aren’t you too old for Harry Potter?” and “I thought it was just a phase.”
Harry Potter is a series for children and adults alike, but you probably already know this because you’re not an idiot. If someone grew up with Harry Potter, they can’t get over it as it’s a huge part of their childhood and consequently their life. And why should they get over it?
Being a Potter fan is nothing to be ashamed of, regardless of age. Potterheads wear their Hogwarts badges with pride and love, and they will protect them until YOU run out of arguments.
And trust me, you will be the first one to run out of arguments.
1. Say you don’t like Snape
After The Prince’s Tale, the general consensus is that Severus Snape is a hero. It’s canon. He’s the bravest man Harry ever knew and there’s no love more pure and beautiful than Snape’s love for Lily Potter. Calling him a jealous loser with a hygiene problem will always get the fans to Jelly-Leg jinx you until you can’t remember your own name. ALWAYS.
So there you have it. Use this knowledge wisely…