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If You Ever Watched “Harry Potter”, You’d Love #BlackHogwarts

By Chidirim Ndeche 12 January 2018   |   1:16 pm

Harry Potter, also known as “The Movie That Must Not Be Watched” if you were a child at that time, made and is still making waves everywhere. Every now and then, a trend starts up on social media where memories of Harry Potter are turned into hilarious tweets and shared.

This time, Twitter has come up with scenarios that may just have played out if Harry Potter was set in a predominantly black community. As much as some things will try to be explained, if you know you know. And if you don’t know, well now would be a good time to binge-watch the Harry Potter movies or read the books and catch up.

Black Harry Potter recreated by Brazilian photographer. Photo credit: Raphael FS / Konbini

There was a prophecy that Harry Potter, the protagonist, would be the death of Voldemort, whose name wasn’t to be mentioned, and so Voldemort used one of the unforgivable curses, Avada Kedavra (the killing curse), to get rid of the little baby. Potter didn’t die (obviously) thanks to his mother’s love, which protected him. Instead, he ended up with a scar on his forehead. Imagine how all of that would have played out if the whole cast of the series was black. Well, Twitter has some ideas.

Hogwarts, the school for Wizards (and some very smart Muggles, who are normal people with wizard abilities), had everything from owls delivering acceptance letters to a train station that could only be accessed between two platforms, and a sorting hat that looked into new students’ personalities and placed them in one of the school’s four houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin).

Of course, Harry, being the child star that he was, had to be protected by his friends all through his time in Hogwarts, the school for wizards. It never stopped them from getting into trouble, though.

And then there were a lot of other events that would take a whole book (no jokes) to explain if we were to get into it. But here are some hilarious versions of how they would have played out.

Polyjuice potion turns whoever drinks it into the person whose DNA (like strands of hair) is put into the potion.

But, at the end of the day, we all know the best house of them all. Fifty points to Gryffindor!

J.K Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, loves it. Do you?

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