Character of the Week

Ginny Weasley

The speechless, shy red-headed girl turns into a strong empowered young woman.

Let’s give a round of applause for Ginny Weasley, the youngest and only female child in the Weasley family. Growing up with all brothers you can image how overprotective they were of her, not to mention her parents. It can be hard to come from those roots and grow beyond them, but Ginny does that. At Of Blades and Kings, we’re happy to announce that we believe Ginny Weasley is one of the top Weasley kids, if not the best.

To clarify, we’re not talking about Ginny Weasley from the movies, blech. Ee got nothing against the actress, Bonnie Wright is fantastic, but the writers never seemed to understand Ginny. She’s an out-going, strong, powerful woman, that’s all they had to depict her as, and when I watch the movies I’m not sure what they were going for. Besides her Quidditch moves, I never really get the feeling that Ginny is as powerful as she is in the books.

Let’s talk about this girl’s Quidditch skills, she joined the team as an alternate in her 4th year, her brothers never even knew she could play. That takes talent, not to mention, she replaced the hardest position, Seeker. The entire game relies on her ability to win it for Gryffindor, and she does! After that, she says no to Seeker and joins the team as Chaser, and is an absolute boss. Throwing is not the same as catching, that’s some legit athleticism. Hold on folks there’s more, then later in the year she has to make the switch back to Seeker and wins again! I mean, take away how cool this girl is, how she gets along well with others, how strong and independent she is, her Quidditch skills alone would be impressive. After Hogwarts she went on to join the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch club. Beyond Wood, there’s not too many Hogwarts Alum playing in the pros, so we know this is an elite group.

Let’s get back on track, this girl is the I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T, if you know what I mean. She straight up was like “Um, Dean, don’t you be pushing me through this door, you always do this, I can walk through all by myself, thanks.” Granted that wasn’t Dean, and he’s only trying to be nice, but you gotta know your paramore Dean. Obviously this is something that you do, and this ain’t a girl to priss about and make sure she can do things. Boy, she’s got this handled, you can leave her be. When Harry Potter leaves, she was sad but she knew it was going to happen, he’s always the hero. That didn’t stop her from living her life and being a leader at Hogwarts without him. She’s got everything under control, we just need to sit back and let her do her thing.

Whether it’s on the Quidditch pitch, in the classroom, or fighting Death Eaters, Ginny Weasley can hold her own with the best of them. That’s why she’s getting this week’s Character of the Week.

Thank you for your time, please join us in celebrating Ginny Weasley this week. Remember, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

– The Wandering One

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