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Ron Weasley Fan Theories That Prove He's The Real Hero

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Without Ron Weasley, Hogwarts just wouldn't be the same. Though he is at times a bundle of nervous energy and a bit of a doofus, his deep love for his friends and family truly makes him a hero. Fans of the Harry Potter universe agree, and have shown their appreciation for the red-headed wizard by coming up with some really compelling theories. For example, we all know that Ron and Hermione fall in love, but some theorists think Ron actually put an Imperius Curse on Ms. Granger to make it happen. There are also theories that Ron might not be Ron at all. Some suggest his real identity is that of a time-traveling Dumbledore, while others think his true form is a Death Eater. Fans have even come up with a theory to explain why Ron eats like he's racing against the clock.

For all Harry Potter enthusiasts, especially those with a particular love of Ron Weasley, these fan theories hit better than a pint of Butterbeer. 

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    The Magic Car Was Built To Save Ron

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/smoooooze:

    One thing that always confused me about Chamber of Secrets is how convenient it is that the car just happens to come by when they get attacked by the spiders - this happens in both the movie and book so how? Well my theory is that Mr. Weasley who built the car used magic that would have the car go pick one of the Weasleys up if they ware in danger. Why? Who knows maybe it was on Mrs. Weasley's insistence maybe he added it as a fail safe. Maybe I'm crazy you decide.

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    Ron's Upbringing Makes Him Food Crazy

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/Friendly-Working:

    Mainly movie-based. I was wondering why the movies always emphasized Ron as stuffing his face or eating, and I think this theory explains it the best.

    He had a ton of older brothers, and they probably weren't the kindest towards him as is referenced to by the five galleon/ten galleon scene. Since Ginny was a girl she was the parent's favorite and they would always have loved her. This puts Ron at the bottom of the hierarchy in his family.

    The Weasley family is very poor. They would have been able to provide for all their kids, but the kids would not have had luxuries. Food would also probably be limited.

    Do the math. The youngest and least favorite child ( all the older kids had something, the twins looked out for each other, and the ginny point) in a relatively poor family is always eating. He probably would have gotten the least amount of food otherwise, so he always stuffed his face to get as much food as possible. This habit carried on to when he started going to Hogwarts

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    Ron's Cousins Are Missing

    Photo: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/powersuus:

    Ron's family is big. Both Molly and Arthur are from old wizarding families (the Prewetts and the Weasleys) and at Bill and Fleur's wedding, Harry is 'another one of those Weasley cousins.' The Weasley's breed like dogs, isn't that what aunt Muriel said? However, they never meet a single cousin. There could be squibs among them, but Ron tells Harry about a particular squib in his family, like there's only one. It's possible that there are other Weasley's at Hogwarts, but they're not in the same year as Harry & co, Fred & George or Ginny (they'd be mentioned, right?) or in different houses. Another option is homeschooling, other wizarding schools in the UK, or they're all abroad. Any ideas?

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    Dumbledore Set Up Ron And Hermione

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

    From Redditor /u/CollectandRun:

    I was rewatching Chamber of Secrets and noticed an odd image. Harry flips between a photo of James & Lily and then a photo of himself with Ron & Hermione. Ron & Hermione are in the same position as James & Lily. In some regards they are not only his friends, but the only "real" family Harry has.

    Love Protection is without question a major theme of the series. People may not love the ship of Hermione & Ron, but as the series has an arc based around their love - it's not absurd to believe that their love growing together was one of the elements saving Harry from Voldemort and many other things.

    The theme of Sorcerer's Stone and other books is that the parental love of Lily (and James) was an unbreakable force that Voldemort couldn't destroy.

    It slowly caused me to contemplate something deeper than the friendship of the trio.Harry often refers to Hogwarts as a home.Now I am not referring to a theory that Ron & Hermione are re-incarnated James & Lily.

    Read the full theory here.

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