Every Major MCU Character Who Would Be Sorted Into Gryffindor

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Vote up the MCU characters who are total Gryffindors.

A Hogwarts student who hopes to be sorted into Gryffindor house should be daring and chivalrous, brave and bold. Gryffindors should also have a rebellious streak running through them. They don't need to have leather robes and ride a steel horse to Hogwarts or anything, but they should have faith in themselves, even if it's not accepted by the status quo.

The same characteristics that make a good Gryffindor make for a great character in the MCU. Characters who throw themselves into an adventure to save the world tend to be audience favorites - so which MCU characters would make it past the gruff condemnation of the Sorting Hat?

Don't get it twisted - there are just as many villains and ne'er-do-wells who are sorted into Gryffindor as there are straightforward heroes (look no further than George and Fred to prove this point), so this won't just be a rundown of every squeaky-clean hero in the MCU. Frankly, not every hero belongs here. Only a few characters in the MCU have the special combination of drive, fire, and recklessness that makes the perfect Gryffindor.


  • 1
    22 VOTES
    Thor
    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Oh Thor, what house could you be in other than Gryffindor? This son of Odin may be pure blood, but he has a chivalrous streak that courses through his veins right alongside that old Asgardian juice that overrides any allegiance to his family. The God of Thunder can't help but throw himself into the fray when he knows the helpless and needy are in trouble.

    Reckless and bold, Thor is the epitome of a Gryffindor, but it's not just his personality that makes one think he'd be a perfect bunk mate for Ron Weasley - it's his look. The guy looks just like Godric Gryffindor. In Thor's earliest appearances, he's got rock star hair, a beard, and a very high-fantasy outfit. If he fell off the Rainbow Bridge and landed in Hogsmeade, he'd feel right at home.

    22 votes
  • 2
    15 VOTES
    Valkyrie
    Photo: Thor: Ragnarok / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Valkyrie didn't have to help Thor and Bruce Banner save Asgard. She could have hung out on the trash planet with the Grandmaster and boozed her life away, but her inner Gryffindor wouldn't let her sit by and do nothing while her people faced imminent destruction.

    Much like Rocket Raccoon, Valkyrie's inner Gryffindor comes out over the course of multiple films. She rises up to fight certain death alongside Thor and Hulk in Ragnarok before resettling the Asgardian people in Norway and leading them in battle against Thanos and taking up the mantle of king of Asgard. Is anyone else getting shades of Neville Longbottom from Valkyrie?

    15 votes
  • 3
    12 VOTES
    Bucky Barnes
    Photo: Avengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Bucky Barnes may be the most one-to-one Gryffindor in the MCU. When audiences first meet him in The First Avenger, he's a naively positive and brave young man who can't wait to serve his country in WWII. Even when he finds out his best friend is the recipient of a super-soldier serum that has turned him into Captain America, Barnes doesn't get all grumpy and sad. He just wants to make sure he can help his pal beat the baddies.

    With his super-powered best bud by his side, Bucky literally dives into dangerous missions head-first in an effort to defeat Hydra. After he's kidnapped by the super-Nazis and turned into the Winter Soldier, Bucky's personality remains, even if it is tamped down by a whole lot of conditioning. His true Gryffindor comes out after he's been moved to Wakanda so he can have his brain cleansed of its trigger words. Bucky could have just gone home and led a normal life, but that's not what he does. He would rather fight to make sure no one has to go through the things he has. That's so Gryffindor it hurts.

    12 votes
  • Drax the Destroyer
    Photo: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    The audience first meets Drax when he's in extreme emotional pain. As one of the last of his kind, he's driven by revenge to wipe out the Kree, which may not sound like a Gryffindor thing, but when you look at the reasons behind his psychotic drive, it's clear where the Sorting Hat would place him.

    Drax's intentions may be to wipe out the people who wiped out his family, but it's this determination in the face of insurmountable odds that makes him such a prime example of a Gryffindor. Did anyone really think a teenage boy and his friends had a chance against the greatest dark wizard of all time? The odds weren't in Harry Potter's favor, just like they were never in Drax's favor, and yet he accomplished his goal before setting off on a series of adventures with his Gryffindor-heavy crew.

    14 votes
  • 5
    19 VOTES
    Black Widow
    Photo: Avengers: Endgame / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    One of the knocks against Gryffindor is that, as a group, they tend to take part in "pointless heroics" when they feel they're in the right. You can replace "Gryffindor" with "Natahsa Romanoff" and that sentence still makes perfect sense. Is she one of the most valued and important members of the Avengers? Absolutely. Is she as brave as she is skilled? Defo. But she also has a tendency to look before she leaps.

    In many ways, this drive to take unnecessary chances for the greater good is what takes Natasha from being just one of many super-spies in the MCU to being one of the most amazing heroes on the planet. Not only does she dive into melees with aliens and overpowered villains in spite of not having any powers of her own, but she also gives her life to ensure that the Avengers are able to snag the Soul Stone and defeat Thanos. Giving your life for the greater good is total Gryffindor vibes.

    19 votes
  • 6
    14 VOTES

    One of the core tenets of Gryffindor is a chivalrous belief in the hierarchy of a structure like Hogwarts. Gryffindors may not agree with everything that happens at the school, but they follow the rules until they get so out of control that someone has to put together some kind of student army. Okoye would fit in quite nicely with these students.

    As a general in the Wakandan military, Okoye's first duty is to her country, but she's torn between that and helping her longtime friend T'Challa when he's dethroned by Killmonger. It's here that her inner Gryffindor comes out. Rather than just throw away her duty to her country, she admirably sticks around to make sure Wakanda doesn't fall apart.  Someone from another house would have bailed to work with their friend and let the country sort itself out.

    14 votes