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Fans Are Sharing Why Harry Potter Is Actually A Slytherin And We're Pretty Convinced

List RulesVote up the most convincing reasons Harry should have been in Slytherin instead of Gryffindor.

Harry Potter - the boy who lived, Quidditch seeker, and secret Slytherin? Lots of fans certainly think so. In a pivotal scene in The Sorcerer's Stone, Harry gets placed in Gryffindor house after begging the sorting hat not to be placed in Slytherin. The hat even admits to struggling with which house would be best - and maybe he got it wrong. Think about it: Demanding not to be placed in a certain house is a pretty Slytherin move, right? These are all the reasons Harry Potter is a true Slytherin. Frankly, we're pretty convinced.

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    He Had A Blatant Disregard For The Rules

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/browtfiwasboredokai

    Harry chooses to strategically omit the fact that he couldn't do magic [...] from the Dursleys.

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    He Was Chasing Glory

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/_IdesOfMarch__:

    There are numerous instances all throughout the books and the movies...

    He is ambitious, cunning, and an arrogant glory hunter who is often rash in his decisions. [Example]: He wants to seek out the Hallows in the last books before the task given to him by Dumbledore.

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    He's Not Above Cheating

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/frannywithoutzooey:

    What he did with the Felix Felicis and Ron is the most Slytherin thing one can do.

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    He Could Definitely Be Manipulative

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/technocrafter18:

    Slytherin is defined throughout the series and Pottermore as "cunning and ambitious." If you come to think about it, Harry pretty much meets both of those, in a way. In a Time magazine interview, Daniel Radcliffe said that he thinks Harry's biggest character flaw is that he can be really manipulative and selfish. He also says that Harry isn't entirely sweetness and lightness.

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