Dear gods, I thought it was dead. Sorry, feelings for Ron bled over.
courtney_beth made me think of an interesting topic which needs input.
HOW MANY WAYS COULD RON HAVE DIED?
No, not how many cruel and horrid ways you *want* him to die. How many opportunities were there for Ron to die, but he didn't?
I'll start with some obvious ones:
- he could have crashed the flying car (book 2) [but then, Harry would be dead, and not *everyone* wants that]
- Lockharts "obliviate" would not have backfired (book 2) [Sure, Ron's not dead, but he might as well be. Unfortunately, this would create a world of other problems for Harry Potter: namely, he might not have made it past book 2.]
Anyone have any more?
NOTE: So as not to spoil book 5 for anyone who has not read it yet, please post spoilers behind a cut.