Professor McGonagall appears to be as tightly rolled up as her signature bun hairstyle. His stern demeanor strikes fear into the hearts of every Hogwarts student, from the early green years to the seasoned seventh years. For McGonagall, delay, mischief and breaking the rules are very much like unforgivable curses. Try any monkey thing in his class and … well, you don’t want to know what happens to the monkey.
That being said, McGonagall is not a foolish follower of authority. She is one of the Harry potterthe smartest characters. When power is abused, McGonagall stands up, stands ready, and fights for the good that she believes in. Maybe that makes her a bad example for her students … Here is Harry potter: 10 times McGonagall should have been fired (or jailed in Azkaban).
ten Recruits Harry as a freshman for the Gryffindor Quidditch team
Favoritism is rampant at Hogwarts. Dumbledore and Snape are the most to blame. But McGonagall’s steadfast but fair personality would make it seem like she’s above such behavior. As the leader of Gryffindor, McGonagall certainly has no qualms about mooring moorings in her home.
However, McGonagall has a soft spot for Quidditch. She desperately wants Gryffindor to win the Quidditch Cup. So when she sees first year Harry performing death-defying stunts on his broomstick, instead of punishing him, McGonagall offers him a spot on the Quidditch team. Traditionally, the early years aren’t allowed on home teams, so she’s definitely breaking the rules. Given Harry’s talent, it’s easy to see that an exception should be made. But then McGonagall takes a broom too far and gives Harry a Nimbus 2000, a top-of-the-line broom. It’s a gentle gesture, but downright inappropriate. If the Aurors launched an investigation called Operation Hogwarts: Varsity Blues, McGonagall would have a lot to answer.
9 Give students detention in the forbidden forest
It’s shocking how few Hogwarts teachers take the safety of their students to heart. On the other hand, the students know they will always be safe within the four walls of McGonagall’s Transfiguration classroom. But when it comes to awarding a detention, McGonagall dismisses this warning like a broken wand. The mission of the disbelievers is to go to the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid to search for an injured unicorn. What could go wrong?
Yes, this is the same that the students of the Forbidden Forest were warned not to enter … unless they wish to die a most painful death. What a perfect place for detention. Is McGonagall Trying To Play Russian Roulette With Student Life? No. She knows it’s a safe bet that everything will be fine. And unconventional punishments are effective. But considering what Is arriving, which is Harry and Malfoy face to face with a weakened Voldemort, McGonagall might want to reconsider his disciplinary methods.
8 Speaks badly about his colleague
In each university establishment, there is a hierarchy of subjects. At Hogwarts classes like Transfiguration are considered fundamental and important, while fortune telling is a class on birds. While this is the unspoken belief of many, it’s not at all professional of McGonagall to insinuate so much in front of his students.
She’s not trying to be a jerk. After Trelawney predicts Harry’s death, a veil falls on the students of Gryffindor. McGonagall is just trying to assure Harry that he isn’t going to die. Morally speaking, she made the right choice. But you don’t have to be a psychic to know that questioning another professor’s ability to do their job in front of other students could put McGonagall in hot water.
7 Give Hermione a Time Turner
It is not in itself a crime. McGonagall went through all the bureaucratic paperwork and agreed to give Hermione a time turner so she could attend more classes. However, when the lives of Buckbeak and Sirius are on the line, Hermione illegally uses the Time-Turner to travel back in time and save them.
Had she been caught, Hermione would have faced severe punishment, and McGonagall would likely have even more trouble as the authority figure vouching for her. Playing with time is a serious offense in the magical community, no matter how noble of intentions. Instead, McGonagall should have advised Hermione not to spread herself too thin. Well. The next time.
6 Resists Shading
McGonagall’s rebellious temper is fairly dormant throughout the series. However, he is fully awakened when a corrupt dictator comes to power in the form of Dolores Umbridge. McGonagall recognizes Umbridge as the Ministry of Magic sycophant she is. Most of McGonagall’s challenge is silent and under the radar. Fans will never forget when she quietly tells Peeves how to loosen a chandelier, with Umbridge as a likely target.
But McGonagall also openly shows her disdain for Umbridge. During Umbridge’s Transfiguration assessment, McGonagall directly calls out to her for interrupting class. After Umbridge fires Trelawney, McGonagall comforts her. It’s a smart cookie. she drives herself fair below the line of belligerence necessary for Umbridge to dismiss her. Speaking of cookies or cookies, McGonagall offers one to Harry after calling Umbridge a liar. Only McGonagall could be described as a badass with a cookie.
5 Defy the orders of the Aurors
Under his reign of terror, Umbridge does her best to eliminate all threats, aka Dumbledore’s followers. She enlists a gang of Aurors to stop Hagrid in the middle of the night, hoping not to cause a scene. What is she, new? Nothing beats McGonagall. She jumps into the fray, demanding that they leave Hagrid alone.
As Aurors are employees of the Ministry and are authorized to arrest people, McGonagall’s actions constitute an obstruction of justice. But instead of threatening her with it, the dirty Aurors hit her with it four Stunning spells. While it’s best to be cast in Azkaban, it is certainly a low blow. McGonagall, the boss that she is, survives, happily without pain from Azkaban.
4 Incapacitates the Carrows
When Voldemort comes to power, any action against him carries the Unforgivable Curse. But does Snakeface really think this will stop McGonagall? As a member of the Order of the Phoenix, McGonagall helps help Harry and his friends enter Hogwarts for the impending battle.
The Carrows, Voldemort’s lackeys, and the deputy headmaster and headmistress, interrupt. After a year under their control, McGonagall insults their intelligence with her characteristic dry wit. It earns her a loogie to the face, but she’s still able to trap the two Carrows in a net. It draws a line in the sand. If McGonagall’s team loses to Voldemort, Azkaban will look like a day spa compared to what the Dark Lord has in store for his detractors.
3 Snape attack
Death Eaters are like chips, I bet you can’t take a single one out. As Headmaster, Snape is his boss, but McGonagall’s days of deference are dead with Dumbledore. Snape attacks first, but McGonagall attacks harder. A duel between the former colleagues ensues, and no one fires a shot. McGonagall summons fire and daggers, all aimed at Snape, narrowly missing him. Helped by fellow professors Sprout and Flitwick, McGonagall forces Snape to flee the scene. It’s a good thing the Battle of Hogwarts is shaking up the way it does. Under any other circumstance, McGonagall would have been therefore fired.
2 Order students to blow up a bridge
Educating the students in your care to commit an act of domestic terrorism is not something Minerva McGonagall takes lightly. But these are dark times, readers, dark times. The Battle of Hogwarts has begun. First Order of the Day: The bridge must be destroyed to prevent more of Voldemort’s buddies from entering it.
Even under these drastic circumstances, it is difficult for Neville to understand McGonagall’s orders. He rechecks and McGonagall’s response is classic: “BOOM! Neville and company do as they are told, resulting in several human deaths. Although McGonagall is not a cold-blooded killer, she will do anything to protect Hogwarts, even smash it to pieces.
1 Promulgates self-defense justice against Voldemort and the Death Eaters
At this point, McGonagall completely broke, all in the name of Team Good. She enlists the whole school in the fight against Lord Voldemort. No, it doesn’t just mean students. Every item capable of being transformed into a soldier or weapon receives the McGonagall Treatment. Armor and statues come to life, ready for battle. Even desks get thrown at Death Eaters stupid enough to get in the way. McGonagall puts it perfectly: if Hogwarts collapses, it collapses with it. But never without a fight. McGonagall might be pragmatic, but there’s no doubt about it – she’s a prisoner-less Gryffindor, breaking the rules right down to her heart.
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