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.
- 110 VOTESPhoto: 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?Gryffindor-worthy?
- 214 VOTESPhoto: 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.Gryffindor-worthy?
- 332 VOTESPhoto: 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.Gryffindor-worthy?
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Peter QuillPhoto: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Pete Quill, the other boy who lived, is pure Gryffindor. He has all the classic traits of this beloved house, but he also can't stop himself from acting out in some of the more annoying ways that Gryffindors go about things. Yes. Fine. Okay. Star-Lord is a hero with a magical planet for a father, and he can't help himself when it comes to saving the galaxy time and time again - but he also can't handle it when someone else is doing the same thing but better.
The ol' Gryffindor fire comes out of Peter during Infinity War when he has to face the fact that he's something like the 10th banana in the Avengers/Guardians/Doctor Strange mashup that comes together to stop Thanos. The moment Thor steps onto the Guardians' ship, it's clear to Peter that he's not the top dog in the universe and he haaaaaaaates it. This is classic Gryffindor. See: Harry Potter any time someone is good at Quidditch, magic, or talking to members of the opposite sex. Star-Lord would fit right in at Gryffindor.Gryffindor-worthy?