When it comes to the houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry it seems like Hufflepuff house is the one that is constantly being left behind and left out of the conversation altogether. They barely get acknowledged in the Harry Potter series, they barely have any merchandise in the real world, and they’re barely even honored in the most enjoyable and universally beloved internet pastime, memes.
Hufflepuffs across the world have clearly learned to take this blatant disrespect on the chin, but this aggression will not stand. Even the humble badger deserves its chance to shine and be ridiculed by amateur artists on the internet, and Hufflepuff is just as meme-able as any other house in Hogwarts.
Everything on planet earth has been memed in some way or another but here are ten memes about Hufflepuff house that would do even Helga Hufflepuff herself very proud.
10 Sad, But True
Harry Potter‘s author J.K. Rowling really goes out of her way to laud the often unsung hero of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, house Hufflepuff. However, if she really believed what she was saying then she wouldn’t have made Hufflepuff the dumpster for leftover students who don’t seem relevant to the story at all.
Hufflepuff had to wait for over a decade for its chance to shine! The fact that Newt Scamander, the lead character in the current wizarding world franchise, is a Hufflepuff does do a lot to restore the house’s reputation though, and maybe kids will finally be excited to be sorted into Hufflepuff on Pottermore.
9 He Was Born To Play Cedric
Hey hey hey, let’s be fair to Hufflepuff here. It’s pretty much a guarantee that every house in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry would have mindlessly hated Twilight.
It was a pretty unfortunate downgrade to go from Cedric Diggory, the most iconic of all Hufflepuffs, to Edward Cullen, and Robert Pattinson has never been shy about sharing his disdain for the film franchise that made him a superstar.
Even if the average Hufflepuff was confronted with a vampire, they’d be wanting to kill it, not marry it immediately after graduating from Hogwarts, and the world probably would have been better for it.
8 Just Because They Don’t Get It That Doesn’t Mean They Don’t Deserve It
If you truly care about doing the right thing for the right reasons then being rewarded for it shouldn’t matter, but Hufflepuff house must have won the Hogwarts house cup at least once in the past thousand years, right?
However, when you’ve got Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw always fighting for the spotlight it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle, especially if aggressively showing off is not your style. But on the flip side, Hufflepuff is the only house whose main house value is working hard, and that has got to count for something in the grand scheme of things.
7 He Absolutely Did Not
Nymphadora Tonks was a Hufflepuff and a queen! Hufflepuffs don’t have the best reputation when it comes to Hogwarts houses, but the very existence of Tonks should cancel out nearly any criticism that any Huffle haters could throw at the house of the badger.
Valuing the traits of fair treatment and honor shouldn’t have earned Hufflepuff a bad reputation but their willingness to take even the bottom of the barrel of Hogwarts students didn’t serve them well in that regard.
However, Tonks undeniably would have been a superstar student in any house and exhibits the best side of every Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, and Slytherin ideal, so the fact that she is a Hufflepuff says a lot.
6 At Least It Wasn’t Slytherin
Okay, well when most people are fantasizing about going to a magical school they want to go all out, right? Hufflepuff is the most low key house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and while its ideals are probably the most moral out of any house there aren’t many Harry Potter fans who are dreaming about being sorted into the house that you wind up in if you just don’t have any traits that fit into the other three houses.
And yes, in the real world being the kind of person who is fair and unafraid of hard work is great, but no one wants to be working hard in their own fantasy.
5 What’s So Wrong With Muggles
Do the people creating these memes even understand the world of Harry Potter though? Every other house has particular traits and abilities that they choose their students for but with Hufflepuff, it’s not about ability, it’s about a willingness to put in the work and learn as much as possible.
This constant negative attitude towards Hufflepuff not only undermines the ideals behind this Hogwarts house, it pretty much undermines the entire purpose of school, doesn’t it? It’s tragic but true that most schools will laud students for just being naturally good at things but the entire point of education is to actually learn, right?
4 Savage, Dad
I mean in fairness to the boy who lived, it’s not like he had any good role models when it came to parenting. Harry Potter eventually did wind up with a Slytherin child, which probably wasn’t his preference but he may have at least preferred that over Hufflepuff.
However, Harry Potter and most other Gryffindors (or really, probably every student in every other house besides Hufflepuff) might have benefited from a more down to earth education and more egalitarian treatment. Hufflepuff only has its negative reputation because they refuse to pick and choose their students while excluding the others that they deem unworthy.
3 Some Kids Do Just Want To Chill Though
Hey, plenty of people want to be in Hufflepuff Weasley! Now, this is the problem when you view the world of Harry Potter through the eyes of the golden trio.
Yes, their acts of heroism and skill when it comes to magic are extraordinary. But to be frank, their life experiences are insane. They’re like those dudes in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle who have to make every single thing they do into an extreme sport.
Yes, the Hufflepuffs are the unsung heroes of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but some kids actually do just go to school so they can learn.
2 Such Wow
While the badger seems like a great mascot for the majestic house of Hufflepuff, Helga Hufflepuff also chose that to represent her house before the existence of doge.
In the world of memes, it’s exceedingly difficult to create a meme that actually has any lasting power, but doge is a simple and enduring classic that absolutely everyone can enjoy. Hufflepuffs are big on the simple things in life, so a Hufflepuff house crest that is as simple, easy to understand, and as straight to the point as this elegant and dignified meme seems like something that would be right up Hufflepuff’s alley.
1 Hufflepuffs Must Be Protected
Most people wouldn’t expect Hufflepuffs and Slytherins to be natural allies, let alone friends, but it’s easy to see why the house of the snake might feel a little extra protective over the house of the badger.
Gryffindors and Ravenclaws have a tendency to assume that Slytherins are just bad people, but Hufflepuffs are generally the kind of people who are willing to give everyone a chance. And while Slytherins have a reputation for being kind of elitist, the very fact that they like to buddy up with Hufflepuffs would indicate that maybe they’re not nearly as upon themselves as people would like to assume.
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