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Old 10-27-2013, 11:46 PM
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I hate it when people stereotype the Slytherins. ''They're all evil,'' they say. NO!!! That's not how it works. You can't be misjudged just because of your (EPICLY AWESOME) House. Plus, Snape was a good guy in the end.
Oh, and some of my favorite characters are in the Slytherin House. They weren't exactly evil--some of them were just kind of annoying, like Draco Malfoy.
Seriously! Slytherin isn't all that bad. In fact, if I was going to choose a House, I'd choose Slytherin.
I'm sorry... I just get really ticked when people say they're all evil... :/
Yup. Slytherin isn't evil. It's ambition, cunning, and power and there are a LOT of good people in this world who have all three of those.
I think why Slytherins are often thought of as evil is because power can corrupt a person very easily, so there's more of a... risk for Slytherins?
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:57 AM
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Yup. Slytherin isn't evil. It's ambition, cunning, and power and there are a LOT of good people in this world who have all three of those.
I think why Slytherins are often thought of as evil is because power can corrupt a person very easily, so there's more of a... risk for Slytherins?
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:04 AM
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Yup. Slytherin isn't evil. It's ambition, cunning, and power and there are a LOT of good people in this world who have all three of those.
I think why Slytherins are often thought of as evil is because power can corrupt a person very easily, so there's more of a... risk for Slytherins?
Agreed .
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:08 PM
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I didn't understand that aspect of the books. JK Rowling mentioned in the beginning that Slytherins are cunning, but that doesn't necessarily mean evil, which she also acknowledged. The Sorting Hat didn't say Slytherins were bad because not all of them were. Being a Slytherin isn't a sentence to becoming a Death Eater. But then nearly every Slytherin was a jerk or a Death Eater (or sided with them). That begs the question-if so many of the Slytherins were evil then why didn't Dumbledore just chuck them out?
I don't think they were all bad for a couple of reasons: Snape was a good guy, although granted, he wasn't a great person. Draco, Lucius and Narcissa weren't necessarily evil, just cowardly, but they did change their minds about Voldemort.
Sigh. When will the stereotyping end?
I'm a Slytherin and frankly I'm proud of it because I know that not all Slytherins are bad.
i actually have a theory as to why so many were Death Eaters--Voldemort was extremely clever and cunning, which is why he got into Slytherin. Maybe the others knew this and were just trying to imitate him or follow in his footsteps.

(Yes, I'm serious about HP.).
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:35 AM
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personally, i think that the reason slytherins usually side with Voldemort is because they have been brought up to believe that purebloods are the best and also their parents may idolise him. and then there's peer pressure
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:22 PM
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As the Sorting Hat had stated, Harry had the potential to be in Slytherin. Of course, Old Dumble kind of ruins the validity of that point when he explains to Harry that it was the fact that he chose not to be in Slytherin, and then they both continue to act like being in Slytherin is like a death sentence. Or, more, proof that you are destined to be an evil wizard.

Haha, I don't know, that probably made no sense. All i'm saying is that Harry himself had the potential to be in Slytherin, but that doesn't mean that he's an evil guy who's going to take over the world. In fact, he saved the world. So what does that tell you? Of course, he wasn't actually placed in Slytherin. However, some of the characters that were ended up heroes, and some in other houses ended up being jerks. i.e.: James and Severus.

Sorry, i'm blathering.
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Well.... Slytherin actually seems like a pretty awesome house! I actually think Dumbledore should've been in Slytherin. I mean, he is cunning (manipulative plans much?), ambitious and seeks power. Well, more so when he was younger as mentioned in DH. So why was he Sorted into Gryffindor? At that point, he probably still wanted fame, power, success, etc. He would've done well in Slytherin OR Gryffindor, actually.

But what annoys me is that, at the end of it, he is still cowardly... (SPOILER ALERT) he is still too afraid to find out who killed Ariana : him or Grindelwald.

It would've been interesting if Dumbledore had been in Slytherin, I think.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:19 AM
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Well.... Slytherin actually seems like a pretty awesome house! I actually think Dumbledore should've been in Slytherin. I mean, he is cunning (manipulative plans much?), ambitious and seeks power. Well, more so when he was younger as mentioned in DH. So why was he Sorted into Gryffindor? At that point, he probably still wanted fame, power, success, etc. He would've done well in Slytherin OR Gryffindor, actually.

But what annoys me is that, at the end of it, he is still cowardly... (SPOILER ALERT) he is still too afraid to find out who killed Ariana : him or Grindelwald.

It would've been interesting if Dumbledore had been in Slytherin, I think.
I actually agree with that, especially with all of the Grindelwald stuff and how the whole of his adolescent years were focused around power, fame, and ambition.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:32 PM
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personally, i think that the reason slytherins usually side with Voldemort is because they have been brought up to believe that purebloods are the best and also their parents may idolise him. and then there's peer pressure
Yes, I agree with this, and am personally most likely a Slytherin myself. (That or possibly Ravenclaw.)
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