One Redditor has uncovered definitive proof that, in the world of Harry Potter, Book Ron is better than Movie Ron. And ykickamoocow111 did it all with just one line from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Let's set the scene. The third-years are sitting in Potions class, and Hermione, being the lovable braniac that she is, just can't keep her answers to herself. Eager for any opportunity to take points away from those meddling Gryffindors, Snape reprimands her. Here's how it all plays out:
“That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger,” said Snape coolly. “Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all.”
Hermione went very red, put down her hand, and stared at the floor with her eyes full of tears. It was a mark of how much the class loathed Snape that they were all glaring at him, because every one of them had called Hermione a know-it-all at least once, and Ron, who told Hermione she was a know-it-all at least twice a week, said loudly, “You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?”
Yay, Book Ron! The whole class might hate Snape, but you're the only one with the courage to call him on his dragon bogeys!
If only Movie Ron were so laudable. When Alan Rickman chastises Emma Watson — "Tell me, are you incapable of restraining yourself, or do you take pride in being an insufferable know-it-all?" — Rupert Grint reacts by agreeing with the solemn professor: "He's got a point, you know."
Weasley is our king, but only in the books.
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