With an eight-movie franchise, there’s a lot to know about anyone’s favorite character in the world. Harry Potter universe. For some, he may not necessarily be Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) himself, but his best friend in the whole world, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint).
Ron is also Harry’s first acquaintance at Hogwarts. In fact, the first thing Ron says in the movie is directed at Harry when they were aboard the Hogwarts Express. Since then, the boys lived many magical adventures together. How proud of himself would Ron be in the book if he ran into his movie counterpart?
10 Hate: Needing Hermione’s instructions to handle a troll
Even as children, Harry, Ron, and Hermione (Emma Watson) were already getting into serious trouble while attending Hogwarts. For example, they come face to face with a troll in sorcerer’s stone, one that would have nearly killed Hermione if Harry and Ron hadn’t come looking for her.
As in the book, Ron refers to the troll as a “pea brain” in the movie. He also eventually cast the spell that would knock out the creature with a club. However, Ron only casts the spell after Hermione tells him, “Swish and flick.”
9 Proud of: Stealing his dad’s car just to rescue Harry
In Chamber of secrets, Harry is locked in his room after Dobby causes trouble at the Dursley house and frames him for everything. Determined to make sure Harry can return to Hogwarts, Ron recruits his twin brothers, Fred (James Phelps) and George (Oliver Phelps), to carry out a rescue plan.
This involved the use of Arthur Weasley’s (Mark Williams) flying car, much to the chagrin of his mother (Julie Walters) Molly. Later in the movie, Ron also ends up driving the car himself after he and Harry realize that the train had left them.
8 Hate: did not give any comment on how to deal with a devil’s trap
At sorcerer’s stone, the friends meet Devil’s Snare, a magical plant that is capable of strangling anything or anyone who gets hold of it. In the movie, Harry, Ron, and Hermione get trapped and Hermione tells the boys that the key to getting out is to stay calm.
However, that turned out to be impossible and Hermione remembers that fire can be used to stop it. In the book, however, she does not remember that she could make fire and Ron reminded her that a witch could do just that. In the movie, Ron remained completely defenseless.
7 Proud of: sacrificing himself during magic chess
Ron has proven to be an impressive wizard chess player, almost comparable to The Queen’s Gambit Beth Harmon. In fact, it was precisely his chess skills that allowed Harry, Hermione, and himself to pass through a room that was being guarded by a life-size wizard chess set.
However, for Harry to move forward, Ron knew he had to sacrifice himself. And so, as in the book, Ron gets carried away so that Harry can checkmate the king. It was certainly a valiant effort on Ron’s part.
6 Hate: not defending Hermione from Snape’s insults
Hermione was one of the smartest students at Hogwarts during Harry’s time. In the movies, she was the first to master the art of casting spells, sometimes teaching Harry and Ron about them. And although Ron was quite upset with Hermione when they started attending Hogwarts, the two would eventually fall in love and even start a family together.
Maybe that’s why it was hard to accept that Ron wouldn’t stand up for Hermione when Snape insulted her in the movies. Worse still, Ron comments, “He’s right, you know.”
5 Proud of: defending Hermione from Draco, even his spell failed
Draco (Tom Felton) managed to join the Slytherin Quidditch team after his father made a considerable contribution in the form of the highly prized racing broom model, Nimbus 2001. Draco was more than happy to boast that his father could afford buy expensive things. .
Hearing this, Hermione pointed out that she had to buy her ticket to the team. Draco replied referring to her as a “Mudblood”. This infuriates anyone who tries to cast a spell on Draco. Unfortunately, it fails spectacularly, and the slugs start to come out of Ron’s mouth.
4 Hate: Supposedly not defending Harry from Sirius Black
When word reached Hogwarts that Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) had escaped from Azkaban, Ron and Hermione were convinced that Sirius would try to kill Harry. And so when they finally found him, they were both desperate to keep Harry safe.
In the movie, it was Hermione who stepped forward, telling Sirius that he would have to kill her and Ron before he could get to Harry. However, in the book, it was Ron who boldly comments, “If you want to kill Harry, you will have to kill us too!”
3 Proud of: insisting they had to “do something” after hearing Hermione scream while being tortured
By the time Voldemort prepares to go after Harry and Hogwarts, his achievements managed to hold Harry and his friends hostage (although they weren’t sure if they really had Harry due to his disfigured face). However, they recognized Hermione quite easily and tortured her for information while Harry and Ron were locked in the basement.
Hearing Hermione’s screams, Ron felt compelled to act immediately so that they could rescue Hermione before she was tortured some more. His insistence clearly showed how much he loved her.
two Hate: not engaging in conversations with Harry and Hermione
At some point in history, Harry, Ron, and Hermione took possession of Regulus Black’s locket, a gem that negatively affected the mood of anyone who wore it. To make sure it didn’t affect them too much, the three friends decided to take turns carrying the locket.
However, it still affected Ron badly. In fact, there comes a time when Ron even seems cut off from his friends. Ron also didn’t appreciate that Hermione and Harry were discussing things more often without him. In the book, however, Ron was more engaged. However, he still abandons Harry and Hermione.
1 Proud of: saving Harry from drowning
Regulus Black’s locket was one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes and the only way to destroy it was by using the sword of Gryffindor. Harry soon discovers that the weapon was at the bottom of an icy pool and that it could only be retrieved by a true Gryffindor.
Realizing what he had to do, Harry enters the water while doing his best to get the sword. However, while swimming, the chain from the locket begins to strangle him. Fortunately, Ron emerges out of nowhere and rescues Harry. Grab the sword and also destroy the locket.
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