- I didn't mean Harry's dumb, he just has a tendency to miss obvious things. I believe he's very cunning and resourceful, but not necessarily intelligent in the Ravenclaw sort of way. If that makes sense? But lol - I mean, you're not wrong...He DOES have the fastest broomstick by technicality.
Your comment was very helpful. You mentioned Draco doesn't have the creativity that Harry does, though he was the one who drew that animated cartoon of Harry getting attacked by a bludger and struck by lightning during Quidditch...But it was when you mentioned his lack of motivation of learn that I can really work with. So, for the story, I could maybe give him that motivation; find something to encourage a desire to learn. I do believe this is very achievable, given the situation I'm putting him in.
Also, I only mentioned Draco and Harry are related in case there's traits they do/could share that leans them more towards Ravenclaw. That's the only relevance to the topic so no worries if that's not your personal preference Grrarrggh
- What I meant with "hat rules" is a bit of a fandom head canon, really, that a lot of those who end up in Gryffindor are there by choice. As in, anyone can be smart, ambitious, and loyal but bravery is generally something you must either choose to do or desire to be. I'm not explaining it in detail, given that's off-topic, but that's what I meant by Gryffindor's "hat rules". Harry didn't choose Gryffindor specifically, but choice plays a large part in being sorted to Gryffindor - not every time, just certain cases like with Hermione, Neville, Harry etc. The way I see it, Hufflepuff will (as the founder said) take anyone. I believe Slytherin and Ravenclaw to be a bit more selective, hence why I wasn't sure if Ravenclaw would be a house someone could go to simply by asking...But then again, Lockhart was in Ravenclaw so the desire to be smart could be a factor. Unless he was a smart kid and just grew up into an idiot, haha.
Apologies for the long reply, just wanted to explain a bit what I was thinking. If he is leaning more towards Ravenclaw than Gryffindor...Hmm.(Also, love the Doctor Who in your signature - Whovians for life!)