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    12 Disney Characters Who Are Totally And Indisputably Gryffindors

    Their daring, nerve, and chivalry set Gryffindors apart.

    1. Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)


    Esmeralda is a fiery Gryffindor through and through; she’s bold, daring, and never fails to express her thoughts and opinions. She stands up to injustice, even at great risk to her personal safety and freedom, and actively fights against the systematic oppression of her people.

    2. Simba (The Lion King)


    Is it weird to have a lion in Gryffindor? Or would it be weirder to put him somewhere else? Regardless, Simba proves himself worthy of this house when he returns home to face his fears and his uncle, a feat made nobler when you remember that Simba still believed himself responsible for Mufasa’s death when he decided to go back.

    3. Aladdin (Aladdin)


    Aladdin displays many classic Gryffindor characteristics, including a notable disregard for rules. He’s got a good heart, though, and demonstrates chivalry not only towards Jasmine, but also the hungry kids he gives his bread to. He’d probably make an awesome seeker.

    4. Merida (Brave)


    I mean, her movie is literally called Brave. And Merida is brave; unfortunately, she’s also extremely short-sighted, and while her attempts to change her mother aren’t exactly noble, she makes up for it in the end.

    5. Thomas O'Malley (The Aristocats)


    Thomas O’Malley is smooth enough to be a Slytherin, but he’s also brave and chivalrous. He rescues Marie from a raging river and helps Duchess and her kittens get home, facing wrench-wielding truck drivers and evil butlers along the way.

    6. Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)


    Not every Gryffindor is good (just look at Peter Pettigrew). Gaston may be a murderous, masochistic douche, but he definitely has some moments of bravery, like when he chooses to go after the Beast alone armed only with a bow and a dagger. He certainly thinks his behavior towards Belle is chivalrous, and the townspeople seem to agree. His scheme to make Belle marry him is quite Slytherin, but his bravado and hot temper are much more Gryffindor.

    7. Jessie (Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3)


    Jessie can lasso and yodel with the best of them, and she knows it. She always tells Woody and her friends what’s on her mind, even if they don’t want to hear it, and is the first to volunteer for a new adventure.

    8. Phillip (Sleeping Beauty)


    Prince Phillip slays an actual dragon to save Aurora, battling flames and thorns to reach her and deliver that famous kiss. He also refuses to back down when his father insists that he marry the princess he’s betrothed to, instead swearing to wed the peasant girl he fell in love with. (Conveniently, they turn out to be the same woman.)

    9. Mama Odie (The Princess and the Frog)


    Mama Odie is the crazy, badass grandma you always wanted. She’ll tell you what you need to hear without sugar coating it, and can banish sinister shadows with a flick of her magic staff. Boss witch status = confirmed.

    10. Mulan (Mulan)


    While she’s certainly clever enough to belong in Ravenclaw, Mulan’s actions are consistently courageous and noble. She risks her life and leaves her home to save her father and restore her family’s honor, and that act of noble self-sacrifice makes her a Gryffindor to the core.

    11. Peter Pan (Peter Pan)


    Peter continues the long tradition of Gryffindor pranksters established by Fred and George and the Marauders. He’s definitely got nerve, too, and battles Captain Hook with a dagger and one hand behind his back.

    12. Moana (Moana)


    Disney’s newest Princess journeys across worlds to find a way to save her island. Her truest act of bravery, however, comes at the film’s climax (spoilers!) when she walks across the ocean floor to Te Ka, her head held high. Like a true hero, she understands that violence is not akin to victory, and does not attempt to defend herself as she delivers the heart that will save Te Ka and her people.

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