I know, it’s an odd choice. I mean, we all know he’s not Harry. He’s no Chosen One/Defense Against the Dark Arts wunderkind/Boy Who Lived. He’s got terrible clothes, a short temper, and flaming red hair (not that gingers aren’t hot!). But… we can’t help but adore him. And we’ll never, ever understand why a percentage of Potterheads don’t think he’s worthy of Hermione. They were clearly meant to be together from the moment she told him he had a spot of dirt on his nose. Yes, he’s the first to poke fun at her, but it’s only to cover his insecurity, because deep down, Ron is a vulnerable soul who’s courageous and loving and definitely not your ordinary old sidekick.
Name: Ronald “Ron” Bilius Weasley from J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series
Age: 11 in “Sorcerer’s Stone”-18 in “Deathly Hallows”
What Does He Look Like? He’s impossibly tall, ginger (all Weasleys are), lanky and long-limbed
What Does He Do? He’s a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who happens to be best friends with Harry Potter. Like Harry’s father, Ron is a pureblood wizard who eventually falls for a brilliant muggleborn witch, his other best friend, Hermione Granger.
Who Does He Love? He may have snogged fellow Gryffindor Lavender Brown, but there’s only one girl for Ron, his intellectually intimidating, kindhearted, fiercely stubborn best female friend, Hermione Granger.
Why Him? Read the “Silver Doe” and “Malfoy Manor” chapters of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and it will be ridiculously obvious why Ron is amazing. If those two chapters aren’t enough, how about we start at the beginning: because he immediately befriended Harry — and not for his fame; because he sacrificed himself on the chess board; coughed up slugs; told off Snape; noticed Hermione when even Harry didn’t; was too proud to accept hand outs; was too naive to understand that all of those rows were really a sign of how much Hermione actually felt for him. And yes, he left, but he came BACK and faced his darkest fears; acted courageously and offered himself up to Bellatrix in Hermione’s stead. Because he shouted her name over and over and over again. Because his disarmed Bellatrix and carried Hermione to safety. Because he thought about the elves and punched Draco in the face. “Bloody hell,” because he’s Ron friggin’ Weasley!
“All’s fair in love and war,” Ron said brightly, “and this is a little bit of both.”
“You can have me, keep me!”
“We don’t want anymore Dobbies, do we? We can’t order them to die for us-”
Hermione on Ron: “He was amazing!” said Hermione. “Amazing!”
“Hermione screamed again from overhead, and they could hear Bellatrix screaming too, but her words were inaudible, for Ron shouted again, ‘HERMIONE! HERMIONE!'”