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.
via: RedditLook 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.
via: TumblrHis realistic portrayal of his trauma allows others to empathize with him.
16. Snape's Death.
via: YouTubeIn 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
13. A particular potion.
While talking to Harry, Snape says this:
12. Does he even sleep?
via: TumblrCan someone let me know?
11. Hermione and Snape.
They both have mutual respect for each other.
10. Petunia knew Snape.
9. Snape taught Harry his signature spell.
8. Snape's childhood.
7. Telling the future.
via: TumblrWhat gets to me is the fact that Snape knew what was going to happen to him and his colleagues and students for a while and yet, all he could do was prepare for it.
A Tumblr user called "bravestslytherin" outlined a few important points in a thread.
via: TumblrAnd it literally breaks my heart to read it...
The first part outlines the years before Voldermort's full rise...
via: TumblrThe fact that he had no one else to confide in, so he had to suffer in silence for the greater good is upsetting, let alone pitiful.
That's why his death scene was so hard to stomach...
via: TumblrBecause there was so much he didn't get closure for.
Every time I read the post again, it makes me sad...
via: TumblrSo yeah, submissions for fanfics are totally open now.
6. Snape vs McGonagall.
5. Saving Harry... Again.
After that, Snape leaves once Harry is safe.
4. Snape vs Umbridge.
via: TumblrSnape constantly snaps back at her as well as gives her side glances because he knows she's pure evil.