ByMatthew Bailey, writer at
Husband. Father. Gamer. Cinema Lover. Mix it all together, and there I am. I love all things pop-culture and coffee; but coffee is the best.
Matthew Bailey

The other night, well 3 weeks ago actually, I had this epiphany. I realized something that made sense to me. Now it could have been that I was still in the middle of half lucid dream, but I wanted to share my theory with you.

This theory is the culmination of something I've been refining over the last few weeks.

The Marvel Avengers are really Dumbledore's dreams as he passes into the afterlife in Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

Yes, The Avengers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe are actually an after-death mental projection from the Great and Powerful Dumbledore.

Here's why I think that, follow me if you can.

Harry Potter is really Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk

"Now wait just a minute!" - you might say, how can the main character be Bruce Banner? - He should be Captain or Iron Man seeing as he's quite the main facet of Harry Potter and they are the 'equal' counterparts in the MCU.

I disagree, Harry Potter is in essence Bruce Banner for 3 reasons.

  • Bruce lost his parents at a young age, as did Harry Potter.
  • Bruce is quite intelligent becoming a lead in his particular field of science, Harry is also quite intelligent considering the fact that he is the only know 'master of death' as he was able unite the three Deathly Hallows (Invisibility Cloak, Resurrection Stone & The Elder Wand).
  • Harry Potter also has difficulty controlling his anger. Prone to letting his emotions get the better of him. Tell me that doesn't remind you of a big green guy we all know?

Smart. Angry. Emotional. All three aspects of the basic makeup of our beloved green rage monster and the man within match up to the characteristics of our little Harry Potter.

Ron Weasley is Hawkeye

Hawkeye is one of my favorite characters in the Avengers, as can also be said about Ron Weasley.

Hawkeye is smarter than people give him credit for, which is part of why I love Ron throughout the Harry Potter films. He's always getting into trouble, but at the same time he is smart enough to be a part of the solution.

Ron similarly to Hawkeye has a great deal of comedic insight, and quite often will crack a joke to lighten the situation.

Both Ron and Hawkeye are lighthearted through the majority of their time in their respective series, they are both fiercely loyal to their family and their friends, getting visually angered when their teams are in trouble.

So it makes sense that Ron would be Hawkeye for those reasons as well as his interactions with Hermione Grainger.

Hermione Grainger is Black Widow

Neither Hermione or Black Widow is someone who you want to mess with as they will come back at you with a vengeance.

Black Widow is a badass who won't back down from a fight, she knows that she's well trained and can take on any situation no matter what the risks are. She's also willing to go into any situation if it's to protect her friends.

Hermione has many of the same qualities, as well as being intelligent and able to think quickly on her feet (another of Black Widow's strengths) Hermione is fiercely loyal to her friends and family, only looking to keep all of them out of harms way - even to the point of removing all memory of her from her parent's memories.

She's also quite a capable fighter as Malfoy can attest to after their meeting in The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Neville Longbottom is Captain America

Neville is the wildcard of the group, he truly evolves through the series and comes into his own at the end. He realizes what's at stake and through it all he stands for what he believes is right. If that isn't Captain America then I don't know what is.

At the beginning when we meet Captain America, he is still his scrawny, weak but truly determined to do what he believes in, and that's protect all the people from being killed. He has a conviction that can't be deterred and that's why we love him, for his moral high ground.

Neville Longbottom is the same. He understands sacrifice all too well, and he wants nothing but to fight for what is good and true.

For Neville and The Captain, the fight isn't over until their last breath is drawn.

So there it is. Marvel's Avengers are secretly a dream state created by Dumbledore as he leaves the earthly realm.


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