I will not descend into Pottermania, I promise, but in honor of the forthcoming release of the last epic film in the Harry Potter series, I must bring this to your attention:
Well, I’ve been saying it for years, but now there’s this helpful data pool to back me up:
“Professor Severus Snape has been crowned the winner of the Harry Potter World Cup. Over at MTV News, 64 characters were pitted against one another to determine who is the greatest Harry Potter character of all time.”
And you have to love The Rickmaster as he accepts the large tin cup award saying, “And it doesn’t weigh nothing.” Also, to quote Sir Deadpan further:
Interviewer: What does that mean to you? The fans–seven and a half million votes said he was the best.
The Rickmaster: It’s a vote for, em…ambiguity. And things where you don’t know quite how things are going to turn out. And all sorts of values that you can’t talk about without ruining the film, but…things like courage, and loyalty, and determination, and love, actually.”
I’ll leave you to watch it yourself–there are many highlights.