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STEVE ROGERS IS IN SLYTHERIN OKAY. I DON’T CARE HOW NICE OR GOOD HE IS, THAT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
YES HE’S BRAVE, BUT DID YOU NOT WATCH THE FIRST HALF HOUR OF THE FIRST AVENGER? DID YOU NOT WATCH ANY OF THAT MOVIE? THAT LITTLE SHIT LIED ON FEDERAL FORMS TO GET WHAT HE WANTED. HIS AMBITION WAS TO JOIN THE ARMY AND HE DID IT BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. HE WAS RUTHLESSLY EFFECTIVE. HE WAS UNAPOLOGETICALLY BADASS. HE’S CLEVER AND DETERMINED AND RESOURCEFUL AND A LEADER, ALL SLYTHERIN QUALITIES.
AND IF YOU THINK THAT HE HAD A HOUSE PREFERENCE BC “”“NICENESS”“”” LEMME TELL YOU THAT IF THAT BOY KNEW THAT SLYTHERIN COULD HELP HIM GET WHERE HE WANTED TO GO IN LIFE, HE WOULD NOT THINK TWICE. HE WOULD NOT LISTEN TO STEREOTYPES ABOUT THAT HOUSE, NOR WOULD HE LOOK DOWN OF KIDS FROM OTHER HOUSES, ESPECIALLY CUZ THAT SOFT HEARTED HEROIC NERD OF A BEST FRIEND HE HAS DEFINITELY ENDED UP IN HUFFLEPUFF.
Yeah, I’m going to have to strongly disagree.
I get where you’re coming from, I really do. It’s an interesting thought and I know that, obviously, Slytherins aren’t “evil” by definition. But Steve is a fucking Gryffindor (though I might also accept a good Hufflepuff argument).
Sure, Steve will break rules left and right, but Slytherin has always been about ambition and achieving personal greatness. They also have the strongest sense of self-preservation of all the houses. Slytherins are loyal to their friends, but they are loyal to themselves the most. They care a great deal about what other people think of them and they’re very cautious. Slytherins don’t like to run into potentially perilous situations blindly.
Gryffindors, on the other hand, have little regard for rules too, but their disregard for rules is generally in the service of other people or the greater good, not personal gain. They’re also known for being brave to the point of recklessness (e.g. Steve jumping on the grenade in The First Avenger, Steve parachuting into enemy territory alone to save Bucky, etc). Their own lives do not mean more to them than doing what they feel is right.
Steve breaks the rules, but he’s not doing it for himself. He’s not doing it to gain recognition or power or accolades. He wants no reward for his sacrifices and he doesn’t give a shit what other people think about him. His ambition wasn’t “to join the army.” That was just a means to an end. His ambition was to protect people and make the world a better place.
That’s why Steve Rogers is a Gryffindor.
I agree that Steve Rogers is a Gryffindor, but for rather different reasons. It’s not really a matter of what he does (yes he doesn’t always care about breaking laws and he tries to protect people), but it’s more a matter of what he finds most important. He thinks bravery and standing up for what is right is the most important quality, so he would be in Gryffindor. People do have a say in which house they end up in - the sorting hat isn’t some sort of personality test, it’s a test of what you value.
Do you ever just take a moment to get some perspective…
and realize how freaking short you are?