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My Top 10 Harry Potter Ships


Ships ahoy!

St. Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, which means romance is in the air. For those of us in the HP fandom, ’tis the time of year when a young (or not-so-young) person’s fancy turns to thoughts of favorite ships.

When it comes to things fannish and nautical, I’m polyamorous. My imagination contains multitudes, friends, which makes for a cranium crowded with multiple headcanons concerning the same characters. A veritable multiverse of ships, as it were. A single OTP just won’t do; it takes many OTPs to fulfill my various shipping needs, so here I give you my top ten (in alphabetical order) and what I love about them:

Alastor Moody/Minerva McGonagall

For the fireworks that ensue when opposites attract and find that they’re really quite similar after all.

Albus Dumbledore/Gellert Grindelwald

For the guilt and the angst.

Albus Dumbledore/Minerva McGonagall

For a powerful, complicated man, and brilliant, no-nonsense woman in love with knowledge and (secretly) with each other, fighting several wars (for some reason) while running a school.

Amelia Bones/Minerva McGonagall

For two smart women who are married to their careers but fall in love anyway, to hell with the establishment.

Bathilda Bagshot/Griselda Marchbanks

Because nothing is hotter than two elderly academics in love.

Hermione Granger/Severus Snape

The overachiever and the asshole: hot-for-teacher edition.

Minerva McGonagall/Rolanda Hooch

For the cerebral meeting the physical and bonding over sports.

Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape

For the competition, the snark, and the many ways forgiveness can be given and received.

Remus Lupin/Sirius Black

Because it’s fucking canon, no matter what JKR says.