People Are Debating How Harry Potter Would Be Completely Different If It Was In The United States

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Vote up the most accurate American updates for the Potterverse

Over on Reddit, Harry Potter fans are debating the changes in the books and the movies that would occur if it was set in the United States. From the high price of potions to Harry suing the pants off of Hogwarts after the whole "jello arm" incident, here are a few funny thoughts shared by fans. Vote up the most accurate American updates.

  • 1
    494 VOTES

    Quidditch Would Be Way More Important To Hogwarts

    From Redditor u/King_Neptune07:

    Quidditch coach is the highest paid "professor" at the school.

    From Redditor u/CaptainGladysStoat:

    The Quidditch team players are all on full scholarships. They get drunk every night on butter beer and never do any homework - some of the top players are barely even literate. But they are all somehow still passing all their classes.

    From Redditor u/Cartoon_Trash_:

    The Quidderback is excused from homework on game nights and gets a magical athlete scholarship.


    494 votes
  • 2
    512 VOTES

    The Weasleys Would Be Farm Folks

    From Redditor u/DeborahIsabela:

    Ron would be from a farm and wear a cowboy hat.

    From Redditor u/satooshi-nakamooshi:

    There'd be a lot more denim in the Weasley household.

    From Redditor u/otter5:

    Gin-Ay Weasley.

    From Redditor u/urzaz:

    Ginny Lynne Weasley.

    512 votes
  • 3
    522 VOTES

    Azkaban Would Be At Max Capacity

    From Redditor u/outtsideyerhouse:

    Azkaban would be at full capacity.

    From Redditor u/chessant2014

    Azkaban would be a private prison owned by Death Eaters who donate a million galleons per year to Fudge's superPAC.

    522 votes
  • 4
    588 VOTES

    Dolores Umbridge Would Have A Different Name

    From Redditor u/Whatisthisrigamarule:

    Dolores Umbridge would have been named Karen.

    588 votes
  • 5
    479 VOTES

    Eagles Instead Of Owls

    From Redditor u/ZenosTrucker:

    Eagles instead of owls.

    Sasquatch instead of centaurs.

    479 votes
  • 6
    385 VOTES

    Travel To Hogwarts Would Be Slightly More Difficult

    From Redditor u/sausagecatdude:

    Airport terminal nine and three-quarters.

    From Redditor u/fotografamerika:

    The kids run through a magic wall and still have to go through wizard TSA.

    From Redditor u/sausagecatdude:

    "Is that more than 8 mL of of healing potions Harry?"

    From Redditor u/HankChinaski-:

    To be fair, Hogwarts probably could have used another level of security!

    385 votes