When it comes to the media franchises that elicit the strongest reactions from fans, it’s hard to top the Harry Potter franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios made the Avengers into household names, while readers and moviegoers the world over can’t resist taking every “Which Hogwarts House Would You Be In?” quiz they come across. With the power of both magic and the multiverse, fans can take their love of the Wizarding World and the MCU one step further.
Only the most worthy can join the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but the qualities that define an Avenger and a Hogwarts student are varied. Each superhero brings something to the table - besides their fantastic skills and abilities. Similarly, each of the four Hogwarts houses is defined by a unique set of traits. Gryffindors are brave, Slytherins are cunning, Ravenclaws are clever, and Hufflepuffs are loyal.
The Hogwarts houses of the Avengers may seem obvious at first, but only the Sorting Hat knows what’s in each hero’s head and heart.
With all the talk of nerve and chivalry, it’s not rare for Gryffindors to be equally hotheaded and full of themselves. Enter Thor, a being so far beyond most of the people in the MCU that he is considered an actual god - and a myth. Beyond his arrogance, however, Thor is willing to do whatever it takes to save his friends and family.
Thor has put his life on the line countless times to protect the universe. It’s also pretty easy to imagine the ancient hero fighting side by side with Godric Gryffindor, slaying enemies while debating which is stronger - Gryffindor’s sword or Mjolnir.
Along with bravery, “daring, nerve and chivalry” define Gryffindors. As such, it’s hard to think of a more picture-perfect inductee into the house than Captain America. Even before he was given a super-soldier upgrade, Steve Rogers was willing to lay his life on the line for others - literally.
From throwing himself on a seemingly live grenade to going toe-to-toe with his own government and teammates to stand up for his beliefs, Captain America is arguably the poster child for the Gryffindor house.
A living computer born of Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Jarvis, Ultron, and the Mind Stone, Vision is intelligent, to say the very least. Though the MCU hasn’t put too much focus on his computing power and knack for problem-solving, the comic book version of the character is indispensable to the Avengers when it comes to brain power.
Ravenclaws are also characterized by their detachment from others, as they often bury themselves in books, research, and philosophical debates. While he may be a synthetic life form capable of love, Vision also constantly struggles to stay connected to humanity and not get lost in the ones and zeros of existence.
With most of the Guardians of the Galaxy wiped out by Thanos, Nebula steps up in Avengers: Endgame. She moves past her roots and hatred and becomes a genuine hero, but she’s still a complicated figure. Like many Slytherins, Nebula is a villain, but she’s also a product of her upbringing. Though that hardly excuses all of the atrocities she’s helped carry out - and the countless lives she’s taken - her ruthless nature is also her greatest asset as a warrior.
Like the Gamora of the comics, Nebula fights for good, but she does so on her own terms. More of an anti-hero than anything, Nebula is willing to make the hard - and controversial - call if it saves the day.