A staple part of all of our childhoods has to be the Harry Potter series. Whether you spent your time memorizing each line in the book, or you preferred to just watch the movies, the Wizarding World has always had a special place in all of our hearts.
Well, today's focus is going to be on one of the most complex characters ever created, Severus Snape, as we count down some of his best and most defining qualities that you may have not picked-up on.
Severus Snape is an extremely complex character.
And he definitely stands out from the rest.
But of course, as with any complex character, Snape was always the center of debate.
20. Unattractive Snape.
Throughout the book, other characters that are described as "handsome" or "attractive" turn out to be some of the evilest.
If you take this to a deeper level, Snape's unattractiveness makes it even more difficult for him to establish relationships.
19. His contrast with other teachers.Look at the way two teachers that "hate" Harry react when they are in danger.
18. His intelligence.
Snape notices Harry's reaction immediately and later confronts Quirrel...
17. His emotions.His realistic portrayal of his trauma allows others to empathize with him.
16. Snape's Death.In Snape's death scene, which everyone found difficult to stomach, you can see a Gryfindor scarf hanging on the wall. Weird, right? Well, fans have picked up on the fact that this links with something Dumbledore once said: "Sometimes I think we sort too soon..."
15. His consistency.
Even one of the costume designers who changed everyone's outfits said she couldn't change his because they were "perfect."
14. Grey area.
Snape is all grey. You can't make him a saint: he was vindictive & bullying. You can't make him a devil: he died to save the wizarding world— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling)1448617422.0