In today’s article, we are going to answer one burning question for you – do Harry Potter and Hermione Granger ever kiss or sleep with each other in the books or movies?
To be brief and precise – no, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger never kiss or sleep with each other, neither in the books nor in any of the movies.
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is one of the most popular and lucrative franchises in modern history. The story of Harry Potter, a young wizard whose parents are killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, but he himself survived the encounter, and his adventures have inspired generations of children and have spanned a multi-media franchise consisting of additional books, several high-grossing films and a series of video games for different platform.
Despite Rowling changing some details over the years, the Harry Potter canon is one of the better-established fictional universes with a lot of details generally known and unchanged. Still, people ask questions and we are here to answer them for you.
Who is Harry Potter?
Harry James Potter is the titular protagonist of the Harry Potter franchise created by J.K. Rowling. He is a young wizard, born on July 31, 1980, as the only son of James and Lily Potter. He is a Half-Blood, as his maternal family is of Muggle heritage. When he was a boy, a prophecy named him as the only person able to take down and kill Lord Voldemort during the First Wizarding War. After finding that out, Lord Voldemort went to Godric’s Hollow with the intent to kill Harry while he was still a child. He killed his parents, but the protection his mother gave Harry spared the child’s life, as Voldemort’s Killing Cure backfired and seemingly killed him, leaving the child with a thunder-shaped scar on his forehead.
The books follow Harry’s education in Hogwarts and his growth, as he prepares for the final confrontation with the now-resurrected Lord Voldemort, who was never actually dead thanks to the Horcruxes he created.
After finishing his education, Harry Potter married Ginny Weasley, the younger sister of his best friend, Ron Weasley. In continuity, he currently works the Head od the Department of Magical Law Enforcement with the Ministry of Magic, after previously having headed the Auror Office; he is also a guest lecturer of Defence Against the Dark Arts in Hogwarts.
The franchise became one of the most popular and lucrative ones in history and is today considered to be a cornerstone of modern pop-culture.
Who is Hermione Granger?
Hermione Jean Granger is one of the three protagonists of the Harry Potter book series, alongside Harry Potter and her future husband, Ron Weasley. She was born on September 19, 1979 and is described as the brightest witch of her generation. She was modelled after Rowling herself and is known to be very smart, academically successful and the most logical member of the main trio.
She is a Muggle-born witch who was sorted into Gryffindor, despite being a somewhat obvious candidate for Ravenclaw. As the years passed, Hermione has proven her courage, thereby showing that the Sorting Hat was – like always – not wrong. Because of her diligent nature, she has often clashed with her friends when certain decisions had to be made, but she ultimately stood by them when it was necessary. If you have been wondering, who is stronger, Hermione or Harry, we have you covered over on our link.
As for her heritage, it is known that her parents were Muggles and dentists by profession. Although they were a tad bemused by her strange powers, they were still very proud of her. In a very sad moment in the final book of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hermione used a false memory charm on her parents, making them think they were Wendell and Monica Wilkins, a childless married couple whose biggest ambition is to move to Australia. Hermione basically cut all her family ties with this act, but she did it to ensure their safety in the midst of the Second Wizarding War, since Voldemort would have surely made them the targets of his revenge.
After the War, she married Ron Weasley and the couple had two children together. She worked in the Ministry of Magic for years, before ultimately becoming the Minister of Magic in 2019.
The nature of Harry’s and Hermione’s relationship
Now that we’ve presented the main characters of this article, let us see the nature of their relationship.
Well, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger know each other from the start, from their first voyage in the Hogwarts Express. They met when Hermione entered the cabin where Harry and Ron Weasley had already been sitting. Despite Hermione being a tad annoying to the two of them, as the years passed by, they became the best of friends. All three of them were sorted into Gryffindor, they shared all the adventures together and formed an unbreakable friendship that lasted throughout the series.
It is well known that Hermione Granger eventually ended up marrying Ron Weasley, while Harry ended up with Ron’s younger sister, Ginny. But Hermione and Ron didn’t become partners from the start. Initially, there were visible frictions between them, but somewhere after The Goblet of Fire (and the Yule Ball) both Ron and Harry started to see Hermione in a different light, although it was Ron who developed stronger feelings for her; his jealousy towards Viktor Krum, Hermione’s date at the Yule Ball, is well-known to the fans of Harry Potter.
Despite actually being very close, Harry and Hermione never felt anything more than friendship towards each other. They had deep feeling for each other and they cared a lot, but it was never anything more than just friendship between them. Despite Ron’s fears, Hermione would always choose him over Harry, because she had true romantic feelings towards Ron.
Do they kiss? Do they sleep with each other?
No, they do not. After reading the preceding paragraphs, you could have easily deduced such an answer. Because of the nature of their relationship, Harry and Hermione never shared a romantic moment, neither in the books, nor in the movies.
There is, actually, one scene that might cause confusion – and that is an episode from the Deathly Hallows book, where Ron, after destroying one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes, has a vision of Hermione kissing Harry, thus choosing his best friend over him. Harry and Hermione did actually kiss in that scene, but since that scene was not real, but a very dark hallucination, it does not actually count, which is why the answer to our question is straightforwardly – negative.
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