Team Alice or Team Ginny? Part 4 of the Twilight vs. Harry Potter Debate
HollywoodNews.com: E! Online’s Twi-Potter Tournament is still pottering along, and part 4 of the debate is between sisters Alice and Ginny.
Let’s not mince words and get right into it, shall we?
Alice Cullen: Alice is easily one of the most popular and well-liked characters in the Twilight series. I’ve always thought of Alice as the “free-spirit” of the Cullen clan. She’s always upbeat, tries to keep a positive outlook on everything, and is fiercely loyal and protective of her family. Her ability to see the future has its advantages, which comes in very useful as her family is always in some kind of turmoil trying to keep Bella alive and safe. Alice also has one of the more interesting backgrounds, which we find out about unexpectedly towards the end of Twilight (the book), which – in my opinion – makes her character even more interesting. She’s loyal and supportive to “husband” Jasper, who sometimes has trouble with his new way of life (not drinking blood of humans). But don’t let her small stature and sweet disposition fool you – Alice has been known to kick some butt when it comes to defending the people she loves.
Turn-ons: Her ability to know when danger is approaching, her loyalty to her friends and family, her cheerful disposition; seriously, is there anything to not like about Alice?
Turn-offs: She sometimes uses her ability to manipulate certain situations, but never to a point where it’s completely selfish or dangerous for any involved. Again, there’s not much to not like about this vamp.
Ginny Weasley: Ginny is the youngest sibling and the only girl in the Weasley clan, so she has a lot to overcome. Being the little sister of six older brothers can have its disadvantages, but it has its advantages as well. As such, Ginny has learned to be tough, to not let her circumstances affect her, and she fights to stand out on her own as a talented witch, and not just “so and so’s sister”. However, her weakness has always been Harry Potter, and her childhood crush ends up hurting moe than helping when her lovesick writings in a talking diary allow her to actually be possessed by Tom Riddle, a.k.a. Lord Voldemort. She is saved by Harry, and after that has to work to overcome her shame on being possessed. She allows her crush to dissipate, dating other guys in the process, and once Harry was man enough to realize that she was it for him, she was ready for him. She is fierce, loyal, and not afraid to speak her mind. She is admired by females and males alike at Hogwarts, and very handy with a Bat-Bogey Hex if you piss her off.
Turn-ons: Although she’s always known Harry was her one true love, she didn’t obsess over him to the point where she alienates everyone else because of it. She doesn’t hesitate to pick up her wand to fight for the greater good, and she’s not afraid to tell anyone what’s on her mind.
Turn-offs: The only main problem I have with Ginny is not in her character itself, but in the way her character is presented, both on page and on film. We simply don’t see enough of her development in either medium, which makes it hard for less hardcore fans to feel a connection to her or care about her character.
My vote: Although I love both characters, I have to go with Team Alice on this one. There’s just been more character development with her, and it’s very easy to fall in love with her, in the books and in Ashley Greene’s portrayal of her onscreen.
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