Sorting Hat Sunday: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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It was just as Tony had expected, a train full of hundreds of kids, all stupider than him. Certainly no one was interested in talking to him. He’d thought about pulling out his new Firebolt and cleaning it just to get some attention, but he didn’t know if it was worth having it confiscated on the first day.

Besides, he’d always just been “Howard’s boy”. Maybe now that he had the chance to start over, he should establish himself as something other than the rich kid…


Sure enough, after just a few minutes polishing the handle, his compartment was full of kids, even older kids, (even a seventh year) drooling over his amazing broom and hanging on to his every word. Over the din he could jut hear a woman’s voice. “Anything from the trolly?”

“Trolly’s here! Who wants some candy?” he said with a grin, pulling a handful of galleons out of his pocket.

Popularity. There was nothing too it.

Iron Man

Tony has actually given me a bit of a pause. He’s certainly extremely intelligent and enjoys learning and being a gigantic know-it-all. But he also loves money, fame, and power. I also have to keep in mind that Tony is a very different person in Civil War and Infinity War than he was in his first movie.

So I slept on it, and I decided that Tony’s quest for power is primarily fueled by arrogance, not ambition. And arrogance doesn’t necessarily go in any particular house, but there’s one it reminds me of more than others.

Sorting Hat Says: RAVENCLAW!

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Captain America

I mean, the whole point of choosing Steve Rogers for Captain America was that his most defining characteristic is “good”.

Sorting Hat Says: HUFFLEPUFF!

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Here is a guy who jumps into battle without even thinking about it first. A guy who is so brave that he hasn’t even stopped to consider whether he’s doing the right thing. While I’ve enjoyed getting to know his softer side in recent movies, there’s only one place you can put Thor.

Sorting Hat Says: GRYFFINDOR!

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Ah, see, this is tricky, because are Bruce Banner and The Hulk the same guy??? I mean, Banner is in Ravenclaw, no questions asked. But Hulk? Not a lot of brains going on there… Not a lot of anything going on there, really. As far as I know there’s no house for “likes to break things”. I’ll have to sort Banner.

Sorting Hat Says: RAVENCLAW!

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Black Widow

For all the movies she’s been in, we don’t really get to know Natasha. She’s a mystery. Classic spy. But it seems to me that her primary motivation for everything she does is what benefits her. 

Sorting Hat Says: SLYTHERIN!

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Clint’s a pretty loyal guy. He’s also the bravest bad-ass on the whole team. I mean, this guy goes up against an alien invasion with nothing but a freaking bow and arrow. But he also sticks with SHIELD and Cap through tough times. For this one I’m going to have to go with my gut, and my gut is definitely telling me about how he’s always there for his team.

Sorting Hat Says: HUFFLEPUFF!

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Nick Fury

Nick fury might be a tactical genius. He can see possibilities that nobody else does because he thinks outside the box. He also plans himself out of no-win situations. Plus, he managed to successfully trick everyone into thinking he was dead.

Sorting Hat Says: RAVENCLAW!

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Where do you even put this buffoon? Don’t get me wrong, I totally love Peter Quill, but his primary character trait is idiot. He doesn’t know who he is, and he’s always pretending to be someone he’s not. That makes him hard to sort. I’m basing my decision on the direction that series as a whole has gone.

Sorting Hat Says: HUFFLEPUFF!

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Black Panther

I definitely feel that T’Challa is primarily fueled by duty and honor. Duty to his country, duty to his father.

Sorting Hat Says: GRYFFINDOR!

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Ant Man

If anyone in the MCU gives off a Fred-and-George-vibe, it’s definitely Scott Lang. I love that he’s so chill about everything that he just kind of naps in the back of Tony’s van. Nbd. He’s willing to jump into impossible seeming situations and isn’t freaked out by the danger, or even seem to notice it. And while he’s intelligent, like Fred and George he isn’t really interested in pursuing that intelligence unless he’s going to get something useful out of it.

Sorting Hat Says: GRYFFINDOR!

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Doctor Strange

This one’s so obvious I wonder if I even need to explain it? I mean, come on, the guys teaches himself magic so he can steal books from the forbidden library.

Sorting Hat Says: RAVENCLAW!

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Ah, yet another tricky character! Peter is smart and studious, classic nerd, but he also has the guts and the conviction to go out there and be a super hero. Peter’s also tricky, because depending on which movie you watch he has very different personalities. I’m looking at Homecoming Spiderman, because that’s the MCU Spiderman. (Just for clarification.) While Toby Maguire’s Spiderman stood out as being bookish, what I remember most about Tom Holland’s is his desperation to be an Avenger, to prove himself, to get out there and HELP people.

Sorting Hat Says: GRYFFINDOR

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20 thoughts on “Sorting Hat Sunday: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

  1. I really really really love these posts oh so much.
    Awesome job (again) on this week’s version.

    I will disagree with you on ONE sorting. I honestly feel like Tony Stark would be in Slytherin. He reminds me a lot of Draco to be honest. Money, power, intelligence, and a lot to prove! I can deff see the qualities and the reasoning behind picking Ravenclaw so I wouldn’t have been super surprised, BUT I do like to play devil’s advocate occasionally :]

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  2. I love these posts so much!!!

    But I will disagree on one… Tony stark is slytherin!! I mean I may not feel that with 2 exclamation points- but pretty close haha.

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    1. I had such a hard time placing Tony! At first I was like, “Slytherin, no brainer”. But then I started thinking specifically about Civil War, and what Slytherin has ever signed away their power? But I’m still not confident about my Ravenclaw choice, lol. I’m too indecisive to be the sorting hat!

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  3. Other than the Avengers and The Dark Knight series, I haven’t watched any other Marvel or DC films… but, Tom Holland is so wholesome, I will watch it for him one day. I don’t know much but he seems like a Gryffinclaw.

    If Captain America was a HP character, he would be Cedric, so, yep, definitely a Hufflepuff.

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