Sorted: Rat Queens

Not shocking: I am a huge fan of both the Rat Queens and Harry Potter. So, on Tumblr, I asked Kurtis Weibe:

AskKurtis - RQs in HW

And, he answered! So:




Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.

Betty is intelligent and clever as all hell. Part of this is how she seems she wouldn’t be smart, as she’s small and sweet (with just a cute vocabulary). In my favorite instance of Betty’s brilliance, is when she uses inductive reasoning to come to a conclusion regarding suspicious behavior in Rat Queens, volume 1. This isn’t even touching on her abilities in a fight, which are many and impressive.




Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.

I imagine I’d get a fair bit of arguing against this point, but I stand by it, especially as the story has progressed. Honestly, I’m sort of thinking Dee rides the gradient between Slytherin and Ravenclaw; her pursuit of knowledge is partly for its own sake, but also for an intended goal. What pushes me into thinking Dee is more Slytherin, however, is how her knowledge is gained through experience, rather than theoretical learning/understanding, of which I always think of Ravenclaws being proponents.




You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.

Violet is a hard worker for her sake, for all of the Rat Queens, and the general good. She’s extremely loyal, and only powerful magic can channel it in a different direction. As seen in volume 2, I’m counting “loyalty to self” as a Hufflepuff trait, especially with the above panels I’m using as an example. Context is key, my duckies.

Aside: I love Violet. I could write a dissertation/love letter about/to Violet. And, Orc Dave. Which might be why I put her in my house.

violet orc dave.png

Ahem. Moving on. 




You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindor apart.

So far, it’s well illustrated that Hannah runs into a situation without a great deal of forethought, simply making snap decisions for an immediate result, from which she moves on to the next set of decisions. Which is Gryffindor all over.

Hannah’s the sort that lays bare her strengths and vulnerabilities (see above), as well as taking strategic risks for long and short term goals. While her losses have been numerous, her gains are massive, instance to instance. Mind, being Gryffindor does not guarantee a payoff.


Honestly, I could argue each Queen’s place in all of the houses. These are just my headcanons.

P.S. Read Rat Queens.

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