masturbation is just having sex with the person you love the most
why are most villains associated with dark stuff why can’t we have a villain who likes pink lacy pillows and rainbows and ponies
Because it’s terrifying as fuck
Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years.
He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the Order, he must have known what James meant to Sirius. Dumbledore was a member of the freaking Wizengamot yet he didn’t fight the Ministry’s horrifying trial-optional policy.
This is a man who took back Death Eater!Snape at his word, shielded him from prison, and employed him at a school for children.
But he didn’t have a use for Sirius, so he didn’t care about him.
I got 99 problems with Dumbledore and his treatment of Sirius Black accounts for like 64 of them.
To be honest, Albus Dumbledore is one of the most disturbing, terrifying characters I’ve ever found in a book, because he thought he was a good guy and so did everyone else and the books don’t really challenge it either (given that Harry forgives him for everything he did), but when you look between the lines he was profoundly, profoundly immoral and unethical.
A couple of months ago, I was talking about HP characters with a friend, and he said that Dumbledore was one of his least favorite characters of all time.
Naturally, this took me back a bit since he’s one of the heroes of the series, misguided as he was at times. Still, I was curious and asked my friend why he hated him. His answer still strikes a chord with me.
"There is never, ever a reason to leave a child in an abusive home. Never."
This is a good post. I’ve seen people vilify Snape all the time (and with good reason, the dude was a murderer and a dick of massive proportions) but I feel that people also need to take a long, hard look at Albus Dumbledore.
I think the old guy was a lot more manipulative and insidious than was immediately obvious. And I like his character too but I think he did a lot of ‘bad’ for ‘the greater good’ and we generally only hear about what a hero he was.