Top 5 Wednesday: Characters That Embody Slytherin

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book discussion with a new topic every Wednesday. It’s each blogger and BookTuber’s job to pick five book-related things (though you’re welcome to pick things from other media, if necessary) that fit the topic.

This week’s topic is characters that embody your Hogwarts House. And it comes to no one’s surprise that my Hogwarts House is

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Yeah, I haven’t exactly been subtle. And this topic isn’t exactly new to me. I’ve got an entire meme on my blog called Slytherin Greatness, in which I Sort non-Harry Potter characters into Slytherin. In an effort to avoid repetition, I won’t be including any of the characters I’ve already written profiles on. However, if you’d like to read them, some book characters I’ve done are Julian Blackthorn, Kaz Brekker, and Mara Dyer. I’ve also done many characters from other media.

In fact, this T5W topic gave me a lot more characters I can write profiles about. I really had to narrow down my list this week. And now on to the five characters who made the cut for this post.


  1. The Marquis de Carabas from Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
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Art by Johannes VIII

This is the dude who trades in favors. He’s got a back-up plan for his back-up plan. He can talk circles around anyone. He’s cultivated an identity as a Marquis, despite having no noble background. He’s tricky, he’s cunning, and he’s ruthless. No other man could literally con himself back to life. The Marquis is simply a one-of-a-kind legend.


  1. Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Evelyn is the epitome of ambition. She’ll do anything to become a Hollywood star. Forsake her culture? Check. Marry someone so they could be each other’s beard? Check. Involve herself in drama? Check. Take roles in the hopes of winning an Oscar? Check-a-roo. She’s also got that Slytherin brand of loyalty— she’s only loyal to you if you’re loyal to her. Otherwise, you’re merely a bug under her Stiletto heel.


  1. Hideo Tanaka from Warcross by Marie Lu
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Art by Marie Lu

I mean, the dude not only invented an intricate VR system, but he also perfected mind control. What’s more Slytherin than trying to stop crime by taking it away as an option? He’s very careful with his public persona, hiding his true self as much as possible. Hideo is a mystery inside an enigma. He’ll do whatever it takes to save the day, no matter the moral objections.


  1. Tea Pahlavi from The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
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Art by Rin Chupeco

Speaking of doing whatever it takes to stop the bad guy, Tea straight up goes dark so she can do what needs to be done. When the council’s methods no longer work, she takes things into her own hands. Tea is okay with making herself into a villain, as long as the outcome is for the benefit of the greater good. She’s a bad bitch and you can’t kill her or anyone she loves— she’ll just bring them back.


  1. Evie O’Neill from The Diviners by Libba Bray
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Art by Nica Galvez

Much like Evelyn, Evie is the picture of ambition. She’ll do anything— even fake a relationship and out the existence of Diviners— in order to be a star. She’s also selectively loyal. If you don’t see things her way or you cross her, you’re dead to her. Her single-minded focus sometimes makes her selfish, but she’ll do whatever it takes to make it up to you. She knows just what to say to get what she wants. Though it may seem she has the power to influence people, she’s actually just that good.


Do you agree with my choices? What other characters would you Sort into Slytherin? Let me know in the comments!


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9 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Characters That Embody Slytherin

    1. The third Bone Witch book (The Shadowglass) just came out, so now is a good time to start! (You wrote The Bone Season, but I’m pretty sure you meant The Bone Witch since that’s what’s included in my post.) 🙂

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  1. Everyone calling Evelyn Hugo a Slytherin queen is the only reason I read that book, I didn’t love it – but I loved her! Tea’s one of my favorite characters and the embodiment of a Slytherin. I love that she’s embraces her powers and wants to learn how to use them. So many female characters are portrayed as being ashamed or afraid of what they can do.

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