Mr. Thomas’ compelling history was cut from the books from J.K. Rowling in favor of the lamentable story of Neville Longbottom. While I feel this was a good decision on J.K. Rowling’s part, I am also very glad that she elaborated on his story outside of the books. Otherwise, we would be stuck with “My dad left my mum when I was a kid. I’ve got no proof he was a wizard, though.” You just know that when J.K. Rowling drops a line like that there’s a whole subplot behind it.
Anyway, Mr. Thomas, a Gryffindor, is a loyal member of Dumbledore’s Army and a friend of Harry’s right up until Mr. Thomas starts dating Ginny. (To be fair, they’re friends after the fact as well, it’s just that Harry feels a bit of animosity toward Mr. Thomas which seems to be completely unfounded, brought on my his burgeoning feelings for Ginny.) He goes through a whole lot through the series to stick with Harry Potter and the gang. He’s a fighter. He’s a truly decent guy. Maybe not the best boyfriend, but definitely a great example of a Gryffindor. And he’s just so tall!
I think that Dean Thomas is a brilliant character. He has depth; he has a story. What’s so brilliant about that story is that J.K. Rowling didn’t even get to tell it, but she still had it there, working under the surface. It is sometimes unbelievable the amount of information that J.K. Rowling squeezes into the series about him anyway, even without going into his parentage. Mr. Thomas is an amazing example of the level of intricacy to which J.K. Rowling writes, and that, above anything, is what makes him stand out for me.
(Dean Thomas for staringdownhippogriffs.)
I want to know how many of us got J.K.’s secret message.
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE IT CANON.
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— Meredith Grey
— Alex Karev - Grey’s Anatomy S07E04 “Can’t fight biology”
You hear the slightest noise: