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BANDWAGON! by Oreramar BANDWAGON! by Oreramar
Why am I doing this?

Because I wanted to, and because I really can't see Hiccup in Hufflepuff when he suits just about every other house far better.

Of course, in the process of doing this my sister and I managed to sort all the other major (and some minor) characters of these four films into Houses or into teaching positions. I've also been developing tiny little headcanons in regards to this wildly Alternate Universe Hogwarts...

Merida DunBroch was sorted nigh-instantly into Gryffindor, much to her father's delight (that being his old House) and her mother's trepidation (she was rather hoping for a more studious Ravenclaw, though granted by the time Merida was eleven her hopes weren't that high anymore). Over time she developed a great deal of skill in dueling, being both quick on the draw and highly accurate, and is a decent Chaser on the Quidditch team. Her aptitude for Defense Against the Dark Arts has rendered her one of Professor Haddock's favorites, despite her not being from one of the Dragon-fighting Viking clans.
Her three wee brothers are not yet old enough for Hogwarts, but when they are they'll all be sorted into Slytherin, at which point their cunning and rather ambitious acts of mayhem will take the school by storm.
Unfortunately for her, her mother has recently been pushing her to find a steady boyfriend and focusing on three fellows in particular - Young Macintosh of Slytherin, Young MacGuffin of Ravenclaw, and Wee Dingwall of Hufflepuff (and all three of them are also being pushed in her direction in turn). All Merida really wants, though, is to retain her status as a wild and free (and very single) Scottish girl.

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III gained the somewhat annoyed nickname "Hatstall Hiccup" when the Sorting Hat took well over six long minutes to place him, being frustrated by the fact that while he had some pluck and a great deal of desire to go into Gryffindor, that desire stemmed largely from a near-desperate thirst to prove himself to his Viking family, a very Slytherin trait. Eventually the Hat settled on Ravenclaw as a tie-breaker, focusing on Hiccup's inventive intellect and somewhat scatterbrained tendencies over his bizarre blend of courage and cunning. Since then, Hiccup has done passingly well in school, especially Care of Magical Creatures with Professor Gobber and Ancient Runes with Professor Gothi. He could have done better the first four years if he'd just applied himself rather than race off into the Forest to invent, set, and check various Dragon Traps, race off to the Forest to take care of his new friend Toothless, and then race off to the newly-discovered Dragon Nest to blow up the Queen and permanently lose a leg.
At least these days his father doesn't mind so much that he didn't make Stoick's own house of Gryffindor. All it took was bringing peace about between Wizard, Viking, and Dragon-kind.

Jack Frost threw himself into the role of a rebel and prankster almost the moment he entered Hogwarts. Long ignored and overshadowed as an orphan, he'd do anything for attention, anything at all...including show up for his fifth year with his previously-brown hair spelled pure white. He's got a particular liking for freezing charms and petrification jinxes and will happily amuse himself at mealtimes by icing people's beverages to their tongues - just as one small example. Sadly, his first-year experiments in simulating Frost Flowers have not endeared him to the Herbology Professor, Bunnymund, since they all but ruined several plants in the greenhouse.
He's pretty good with Charms and a whiz at Flying - being Slytherin's Seeker since second year - and rather dislikes the creepy Astronomy professor's habit of getting his jollies by deliberately scaring the snot out of his students...but hey, what else do you expect from a guy named Pitch Black? At least he's ultimately harmless...so far.
Despite his troublemaking (and finding) tendencies, Jack is hero-worshiped by a small group of young students, first and foremost the Ravenclaw Jamie Bennet (much to the professors' general dismay). He's taken them under his wing gladly.
He's also got a rather potent, but ultimately friendly rivalry with Merida. Believe you me, Merida might be casting that paint spell at Rapunzel's canvas up there, but if Jack hadn't managed to dodge, it would hardly have been considered a wasted shot. At the same time, it's a paint spell, not some nasty hex or jinx; Jack can handle getting hit.

Rapunzel, the foster-daughter of the Arithmancy professor (and head of Slytherin), Gothel, wishes Hogwarts offered magical art courses. Despite this gap in their curriculum, she enjoys school, and actually gets the best grades out of these four due to diligent study habits and hard work. Her artistic experiments are many and wide-ranging, and her more abstract ones often involve the help of her friends, either by having Jack form frost patterns in a coat of wet paint, Hiccup build some crazy whirlygig tool to splatter paint about in weird motions, or just by holding a canvas up and having Merida do target practice with paint spells.
She wishes she could cut her hair sometimes, but it has magical properties Gothel wishes to save, study, and make use of, so she just braids it up most mornings and lives with the great many protection charms laid across it.
Recently she's somehow gained the attention of Flynn Rider, a Gryffindor a year ahead of her, and she doesn't particularly mind.

...:)

So, yeah. A Hogwarts-set crossing of the Pixar/Dreamworks "Big Four" of recent years, WITHOUT cross-pairing them and WITH some elements of their original stories, though they're frankly underdeveloped and will very likely stay that way.

At any rate, I hinted at the houses and positions of as many other characters as I could up there. For the curious, the unmentioned placements include: Transfiguration - Sandman; Charms - Toothiana; Flying - Fergus; Potions - The Woodcarving Witch; Nurse - Maudie; Divination/Ancient Runes - Gothi; Muggle Studies - Elinor; History of Magic - North; Headmaster - Man in Moon...Gryffindor Head - Stoick; Ravenclaw Head - Elinor; Hufflepuff Head - Toothiana...Gryffindor students - Astrid, Snotlout, Cupcake; Ravenclaw students - Fishlegs, Monty; Slytherin Students - Tuffnut, Ruffnut; Hufflepuff Students - Sophie Bennet, Pippa, Caleb, Claude.

I am done here.
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Blueflame100 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  New Deviant
T3T nice
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Merida:'Heads up,'Punzie!':D (Big Grin) 
Hiccup:'Be careful,Merida!'Oh Noes! 
Jack Frost:'Watch it!'Giggle 
Rapunzel:'Thanks,Merida!':) (Smile) 
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rababco Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay, Hiccup is in Ravenclaw rather than Hufflepuff. I like the explanations and back stories of the characters, especially Hiccup. That poor sorting hat must've been so confused about Hiccup; he's a very well balanced character, he's brave like a Gryffindor, ambitious like a Slytherin and smart like a Ravenclaw. The reason the sorting hat chose Ravenclaw makes sense to me.
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Hiccup's almost anything but a Hufflepuff. And really, if we consider that they're sorted at eleven and that the hat always takes personal choice into account, he'd very likely be a Gryffindor instead, assuming that the house of Courage is considered the "Viking" house, the one he'd wish for hardest on account of making his father proud. :) Now, if we assume that he doesn't have that burning desire to fit in with the brave Viking type, yeah, I can see Ravenclaw being his best fit. Shame it's so hard to find others of that opinion.
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syrlai Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
you did Hiccup justice friend, his back story was well thought out. 
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks! I try, but I don't always get it right, so I'm glad this one worked out for you. :)
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ArtLover0357 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I really hope you make this into a story! :D (Big Grin)  Great job!!
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kkunicorns Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
really coolBunny Emoji-25 (Listening to music) [V2] 
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FairyLusya Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Artist
Love merida and rapunzel in tjis picture
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Digital Artist
They are having fun, aren't they? :)
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FairyLusya Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Artist
:3 :) :D
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Yuki-chan112093 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Writer
brilliant! and these are exactly the houses i see them in
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SharaRaizel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this sounds fun. I really hope you'll get around to writing this harry potter universe crossover. :D
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I've got too many other things to write, so unfortunately this will have to remain nothing more than a collection of little headcanons and such. Thanks for the vote of confidence, though!
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explodingsnap26 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You just amazed me.YOU should be the one making these movies, not those idiots at dreamworks.
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Oreramar Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Digital Artist
I generally like what Dreamworks does; I'd actually love to work there someday. :D Thank you!
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explodingsnap26 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT.IS.EPIC
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Flameprincess02 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Yes another person who knows hiccup should be in Ravenclaw and Puzie should be in Hufflepuff.
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PsychoBabble192 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Yeah Hiccup and Rapunzel always seem to sawp houses dont they?
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Yep. At least Jack and Merida are relatively straightforward.
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PsychoBabble192 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Ah, but we loved them though ^_^
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MagicalBender Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thank you so much for placing Hiccup in Ravenclaw! I was getting so frustrated with people placing him in Hufflepuff. I literally went out of tumblr just to thank you...jesus I have no life. Anyways, great pic! It's super adorable!
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Digital Artist
You're very welcome! This drawing stemmed from the same frustration...so really, taking a few minutes to leave tumblr for DA versus taking a few hours to sketch and color a scribbly fanart...no life, indeed. :)

Thank you!
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XSpriteyX Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Awesome :D
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imintraining Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
This is an amazing picture!!!!
oh and, does anyone else hate it when people put hiccup in hufflepuff and Rapunzel in ravenclaw?
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Ah, there's a handfull of us. I've seen a few other pictures with this particular arrangement, and they tend to have a mixture of comments that fervently agree and comments that protest that Hufflepuff Hiccup and Ravenclaw Rapunzel is the way it should be.

I'm still waiting for my first nay-sayer to pop up. :P
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imintraining Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I just don't get why people think Repunzel should be in ravenclaw instead of Hiccup! I mean Hiccup is figuring things out and inventing stuff constantly. Geez it makes me mad for some reason XP]]
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Maybe it's because she's shown reading more than one book in the movie, which some think automatically qualifies her as one of wit and learning? Or perhaps it's Hiccup who's sorted to Hufflepuff first just on account of bringing peace between his tribe and the dragons, and Rapunzel is shuffled off as a space-filler in Ravenclaw?

Or else it's because people are very fond of alliteration.

Yeah, Hiccup's the cleverpants in this set. Constantly inventing things to get a job done and then testing and troubleshooting said inventions, looking at a problem and thinking up a solution, making observations and applying them to other situations...

Rapunzel rather strikes me as being the one who is most fair and hardworking, always looking for the best in a person and trying to bring that best out.
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Kelaiah Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
:rofl: *AWESOME*!!! :w00t::boogie::D:D:D
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
:)
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1995kyzzz1995 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
I like that you put Hiccup in Ravenclaw and Rapunzel in Hufflepuff. I don't get why people do it the other way around. And I like the background stories you made up for them :)
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
I did this because I felt I had to put in my two cents regarding Hiccup and Rapunzel's placement. :) Glad you like it! It was kind of tricky, melding the stories into the workings of a different universe. I'm still not too certain what would happen with Jack and Rapunzel's original stories in this world.
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Kalyn-Palak Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do like it, you know that, but I thought I'd point something out...

I don't think Hiccup's nickname can be annoyed. Annoying, yes, but not annoyed. :)
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
They were annoyed when they gave it to him. Originally I put "frustrated" but that was too repetetive, and "derisive" just didn't quite seem right.
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Kalyn-Palak Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...I still don't like that phrase. It implies that the hat is annoyed, not the crowd.
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av-marten Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
let mE LOVE YOUUUUUUU.

*Ahem* Let's try that again.

Okay so the Big Four concept makes everything about my day and my Tumblr dashboard that much happier, because all these movies are wonderful and the combination draws unearthly Lemongrab noises from me. In fact, I actually do have a Big Four fanfic concept sitting on... not exactly the backburner, but somewhere around a middle burner I guess. (Okay technically it's more like Big Five because there are My Little Pony things in it too but it's really vague and I don't actually name names and you'd have to be a fan to catch it but you don't have to be a fan to get the story.) Of course whether or not I get around to writing it is up in the air but it's a nice thought to occupy my daydreams.

So what I'm trying to say is that this is wonderful.
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
:)

I've actually been more-or-less avoiding the whole Big Four thing, mostly because A.) Cross-Pairings typically annoy me, particularly when they break canon pairs, and the cross-pairings are EVERYWHERE in that fan-made fandom, B.) RotG is temporally incompatible with the other three for crossover purposes and I've yet to see it dealt with in any way other than "ignore the problem, it's not there" (though this point is fairly excusable in my books) and C.) the Hogwarts versions tend to stuff Hiccup in Hufflepuff and Rapunzel in Ravenclaw, which really doesn't suit either one that well.

That said, I'd love to see a Httyd/Brave cross which actually deals a bit with the cultural differences inherent in Scottish highlands and Viking peoples. Vikings are, after all, briefly mentioned as enemies in Brave, and that could serve as an interesting basis, provided the author doesn't take the "Hiccup and Merida fall in love bluh bluh bluh" track. XP

Other than that, an epic worlds-crossing adventure with these four for plausible reasons with reasonable characterization and respects paid to canon? I think I could take that. I'll have to go look for it now. I'm not likely to find it, but one never knows...
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av-marten Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
So far my favorite fad has been the Big Four as the Avengers. [link] Look! Awesome gifsets! (Best one is "I have an army." "We have a Night Fury.")

Yeah, I'm not much for cross-pairings, either, mainly because Rapunzel and Hiccup are taken, Jack is possible taken if you read into the Frostbite subtext, and Merida's entire arc is about her establishing that she'll get a boyfriend when she's good and ready for one.

I'm not sure if my epic worlds-crossing adventure idea is plausible, I think it is but I'm not always a good judge of my own work. It involves a powerful and malevolent entity that exists in the void between worlds (who is secretly King Sombra from MLP but shhhh I'm not actually going to reveal that, he'll just sort of be a scary shadowy villain.)
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Okay, I love how in the "bringing the party to you" set, you can just see Merida's mouth forming the word "Mor'du"...which I personally thought was a mild sort of regional oath or curse word when I watched the trailers for Brave. Instead it's the name of a giant bear...but you know, it still could work in the other capacity!

And oh, no, Man in Moon in an eyepatch! :P

I like them, though I will ignore the hinty Jack/Rapunzel bits because I rather liked Rapunzel/Eugene. :D

So he's a horse in a pointy helmet and cape? I've only ever seen fanart of these characters. :P Seems fun, though!

I was sort of fan-dreaming of something majorly epic, almost LotR-style in scope, though it'd be work to get some of them out of their respective areas. Jack's easy to move physically, being a bit of a wanderer himself, but hard to move emotionally to really care about a problem. The other three are heirs to their respective clans and kingdoms...with the possible exception of Merida, since rule could instead pass to whichever of the three triplets is eldest, given certain inheritence customs. That tends to mean responsibilities, and no galavanting around the world unless extenuating circumstances demand it.

Plus the problem would have to end up somewhat universal, even if different things draw them out to begin with.

Sadly, I doubt anything like that exists within the fandom. Mostly it's poorly written pairing fics and whatnot. I've discovered that there are quite a few Brave/Httyd crosses where Hiccup and Merida are being forced into an alliance marriage or somewhat, which doesn't make sense - I mean, at the very least there's the whole Brave plotline/character arc working against it! :(
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av-marten Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Well, the fun thing about King Sombra (he's a unicorn actually) is that part of his M.O. is trapping people in a vision of their worst fears, so I thought it'd be fun to have that happen to Pitch, sort of a slice of humble pie and a taste of his own medicine all in one. Also, the fact that Pitch is a villain just doesn't sit too well with me, I suppose, though mainly in the movieverse. In the books it makes more sense, but in the context of the movie it would have been cooler, and a better lesson, to establish the fact that Pitch and what he represents aren't necessarily bad; fear is healthy, it's a large and valuable part of childhood, and sometimes it can even be a positive experience (that's what we have horror movies and Halloween for, after all).

My idea is sort of a multi-universal problem, since I sort of establish that each of films take place in different worlds.
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Oreramar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Pitch did already get attacked by his own nightmares at the end, but yeah, there wasn't much clarity on what exactly that meant.

The problem with Pitch in the movie is that he went overboard. He wanted nothing BUT fear, at which point it becomes decidedly unhealthy, and he was also motivated in part by the idea of revenge against the Guardians for pushing him into the shadowy corners of disbelief. Sure, fear can be a good safety precaution and even a kind of fun, but you've gotta get Pitch on board with that idea before you can really turn him loose. So far I don't know if he'd be that interested.

Okay, so it's sort of the magic-portal crossing-the-void thing. My dream-fic involves the same world, though it might take a little bit of fudge-work to make the timelines and whatnot line up, particularly with Jack (perhaps he was born far earlier than in colonial times - it'd be a chance to play with the Nordic origins of the myth as well, with Jokul Frosti) and they'd all take place after the respective movie plots were done with (with the possible exception, again, of Jack's). It'd probably be a combination of earthly and supernatural enemies as well. Maybe Pitch is involved? He could team up with the bad guy in the interest of his belief being promoted through quasi-religious conquest, whereas the bad guy likes Pitch's help in conquering places, possibly starting with Rapunzel's kingdom...

Yeah, my head's running away with me again. I'm never going to write this; I need to focus on other things. I'd still desperately like to read it, though.
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av-marten Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
True. But that's sort of true with all the centers of the Guardians; too much of any of them can be harmful. In Jack's case, too much fun without caution can be incredibly dangerous. Sometimes memories can only hurt, or from another direction, if you get too lost in the past and how good it was you can forget to pay attention to the present, or the future. That kind of thing. I don't know, I have this sort of fixation with finding redeeming qualities in villains. Oh, by the way, if you go on Rufftoon's tumblr, she made a bunch of awesome possible movie-canon backstory comics revolving around Pitch, it's pretty nice. It has him start off as sort of a less-malevolent proto-Guardian using "scare 'em straight" methods.

There are a couple of awesome fake trailers floating around, but those mainly just make me wish there could be actually movies for them. And there can't, of course. It's a nice thought, though.
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