IS WILL GRAHAM’S
Will Graham belongs to all Hogwarts Houses.
He is brave beyond all reckoning of the term, given that his imagination supplies him with ample fear, but this fear never paralyzes him. He has nerve and daring, intelligence and wit, loyalty and work ethic, and as we are about to see this season, an abundance of cunning and resourcefulness, as well as an ambitious aptitude for vengeance.
That’s really the point of the character: we can’t define Will…at all.
Hufflepuff. Because that’s where he’s choose to go (because they would be the most restful people for him to be among).
You really think a brave, ambitious, intelligent 11 year old would have made a decision based on what’s the most restful? If that was the case, he’d have been a forest ranger instead of a homicide detective/pseudo-fbi agent.
. .. fair point? And yet I still see him as a Hufflepuff. I also see him really, profoundly disliking the experience of having the sorting hat on his head. He’s Muggleborn. He excels at Care of Magical Creatures; he does passably well in his other studies, not so much because he isn’t intelligent or talented enough to excel there as well, but because he’s just not especially interested in proving himself. If he has learned the skills, he doesn’t care about his grades. He’s not 100% sure he won’t just go back to the Muggle world upon graduation anyway. He gets picked on well into his third year, at which point he gets into a brutal fight with a boy two years his elder - puts him in the hospital. Everybody more or less leaves him alone, after that.
Alana is so Gryffindor she is probably an actual descendent of Godric Gryffindor - but she sort of hates all the house politics, really. She’s a very unpopular Gryffindor because she’s so Gryffindor that she won’t tolerate the obnoxiousness of her fellow Gryffindors to the Slytherins - which just makes the Slytherins roll their eyes at her, really. She means really, really well, and ends up with a reputation as a bit of a snob in her own year. The younger kids love her, though, because she makes it her mission in life to look out for them, regardless of house (and if she has not so many friends her own age, well, she’s just too busy). Pureblood.
Jack is a Slytherin. Pureblood. Takes himself / his family / etc very, very seriously. . . . and I have no in-universe story for him beyond that.
Bella is a Ravenclaw, half-blood, brilliant at Charms and Herbology and very, very interested in politics. Prefect in her 5th year, Head Girl in her 7th.
Bev is a Ravenclaw, Muggleborn, (though the hat offered her Gryffindor too, she has slight eye-rolling feelings about Gryffindors.) A sort of good-natured geek, loves potions, has lots of friends.
The obvious answer is Slytherin? But I’m gonna put him in Ravenclaw. Because he would *ask*, very politely, to be put in Ravenclaw.