Okay so, in LOTR we have this guy- a shaky old wizard with crazy fireworks, who sets Frodo off on a dangerous quest for the greater good, knowing it may lead to his death
…returning in Harry Potter, and fulfilling essentially the exact same role.
3. Leading Lad
Okay one might be a hobbit, and one a young wizard raised by muggles. Either way, they’re both orphaned, and both start out all squeaky clean
But by the end they’re all like…
Because of a villain who becomes an almost omnipresent embodiment of evil itself…
Much like our friend voldemort over here.