Reddit users are a special breed. These folks are always looking out for something to discuss—the more far out the better. They've even got their eyes peeled for that new take on an old thing. In fact, even when something has been analyzed to death in the mainstream, Redditors seem to be able to come up with a fresh take.
And that is just what someone did on a r/ShowerThoughts sub yesterday—freeing us all of our preconceived notions about Harry Potter. More than a decade after the first Harry Potter book was released, an anonymous Redditor shared a theory that blew more than a few minds and garnered over 3,000 comments.
Harry Potter isn't a nerd, he is a jock. He didn't try very hard in school, cheated on homework constantly, was a sports star, and ended up joining the police/military.
It didn't take long for Redditors to get a handle of this line of thought before they were adding their own bits of evidence in support of the theory:
But wasn't Harry's journey from nobody to savior sort of the point of the whole series?
Whether you got the whole Zero-to-Hero arc in Rowling's fantastical series or not—the idea of Harry being "the jock" instead of the "nerdy outsider" might just be something you'll never be able to get out of your head. Thanks Redditors.