Sorting characters from other stories into Hogwarts houses is something of a hobby for me, and I’ve decided to make it a weekly thing on my blog. Today I’m going to start with the four main heroines of The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer.
Cinder: Hufflepuff. Cinder is one of those wonderfully complex characters that could fit into any house. She’s certainly brave, and she’s also very intelligent, although she doesn’t seem to have the intellectual curiosity of a Ravenclaw. She has a strong work ethic (although she’s Cinderella, she doesn’t seem to mind working hard so much as she minds being taken advantage of), and while she’s very resourceful and even cunning, she puts fairness above personal ambition (turning down the opportunity to be queen at the end in favor of making Luna into a democracy). But above all, she’s fiercely loyal to her friends and loved ones, and refuses to give up on her goals. She seems more Hufflepuff than anything else to me.
Scarlet: Gryffindor. Scarlet has the fiery personality and fearless attitude of a Gryffindor. She’s driven by her emotions and instincts, not afraid to speak her mind, and reacts to disaster by stepping up and becoming a hero. That’s not to say that she’s never afraid, but she never lets her fear control her actions and never stops fighting for the things she believes in or the people she loves.
Cress: Ravenclaw. Cress is extremely intelligent, curious and open-minded, and very naïve. Having spent most of her life locked in a satellite with nothing to do but read, observe, and slowly start to rebel against the woman who put her there to spy on the governments of Earth, she’s basically a socially awkward teenage genius taken to the logical extreme. She’s a creative dreamer who makes up stories to get her through the difficulties in life, and her mind is as dangerous a weapon as Cinder’s Lunar Gift or Wolf’s super-soldier abilities. The girl is a computer hacker who hacked into the Lunar school system because she was curious about what they were learning. If she’s not a Ravenclaw, then who is?
Winter: Slytherin. I can’t imagine putting Winter in any other house (except possibly Hufflepuff, for her loyalty to her people). This is a girl who knows exactly how to survive in her stepmother’s court, how to save Scarlet’s life without arousing the queen’s suspicion, and how to disappear when she’s forced to fake her own death. Sure, most people think she’s a bit crazy, and they might be right, but she’s well-versed in the Lunars’ political games, she manages to win the people’s love without mind control, and when the time comes to take down Queen Levana, she is the one with popular support.