You: I’m a Hufflepuff!
Them: *Laughing* Hufflepuff is so dumb and useless
You: The Goblet of Fire chose a Hufflepuff to represent Hogwarts. A Hufflepuff was found to be the best wizard in all the school. Who’s dumb and useless now?
Hufflepuffs are essentially trained to be spies.
Their dorms are underground, and close to the kitchens. It’s also the only dorm that has a defence system that repels any ‘would-be intruders’. Not only does that sound like strategic planning, but it means that Hufflepuffs might be hiding something.
They also seem to have a knack for Herbology, encouraged by Professor Sprout who brings specimens into the common room. Not to mention the fact that Newt Scamander, the definitive expert on all magical creatures came from this house, which means that they not only know their way around plants, but probably magical creatures too.
And what’s close to Hogwarts? The Forbidden Forrest. That means if they have to, they could probably survive in there.
Hufflepuffs are the least likely to boast. While this might be students’ dispositions in general, it also makes them suitable to be recruited as spies. Their house’s reputation helps with this - after all, no one would ever suspect a Hufflepuff of duplicity. The house has also produced the lowest number of dark witches and wizards.
Also of note is the fact that no one knows how Helga Hufflepuff really died - or if she is dead - which means she could have possibly been a spy. Given her penchant for food-charms, it would be quite easy for her to poison someone. This could be what Hufflepuff’s cup was used for.
(It’s also interesting that it’s never been revealed how the Fat Friar died, not to mention what would make him want to stay behind as a ghost. Perhaps he’s hiding something.)
Helga Hufflepuff was also the one who brought house-elves to work in the kitchens to prevent them being abused and mistreated. That means that the elves are probably Hufflepuff allies.
She was also the founder that took in all the students that weren’t placed in the other houses. Of course if history and literature have thought us anything, rag-tag misfits are often the triumphant ones. Not to mention the fact that it’s a house mostly full of loyal, fair and hardworking students. That means if they set their mind to something, they can probably do it.
Lastly, as house prefect Gabriel Truman states on Pottermore:
"Hufflepuffs are trustworthy and loyal. We don’t shoot our mouths off, but cross us at your peril; like our emblem, the badger, we will protect ourselves, our friends and our families against all-comers. Nobody intimidates us."
So if you weren’t already a little scared of Hufflepuffs. You should be.
make me choose: Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw?
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Angel Coulby as Helga Hufflepuff (insp)
Hufflepuffs will befriend anyone who is kind and genuine. It doesn’t matter about your background - if we don’t agree with something you practice or believe, we suck it up.
The Lord of the Rings & Hobbit series from the beginning to the end
Hufflepuffs are very expressive. They tend to talk with lots of gestures, and when listening to music they’re almost always nodding or swaying.
Hufflepuffs tend to be quite comfortable with spending time “doing nothing.” They understand that relaxation can be just as important to one’s schedule as working hard.
173. Hufflepuff has the most muggle borns, and the half bloods and pure bloods soon learn to brush up on their muggle culture over summer so they can understand the majority of their house mates. It gets to the point where the Hufflepuffs are talking in so many different references and inside jokes that only the other muggle borns from the other houses can understand Hufflepuff-on-Hufflepuff conversations.
Merlin characters + Hogwarts houses
"We’ve all got both l i g h t and d a r k inside us. What matters is the part we c h o o s e to act on. That’s who we really are.” ~ Sirius Black