ByMeghann Elisa, writer at
'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?'
Meghann Elisa

In case you missed it, yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts that, according to canon, took place on May 2, 1998. It's quite rare that we stop to acknowledge a fictional event, but us Potter fans are a passionate bunch and not only was the battle pretty much the climactic event of the entire series, it was the setting for some very untimely deaths of cherished characters who will forever hold a place in our hearts.

It was one hell of a fight and, despite the devastating casualties, Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates really came into their own to protect the civilization they truly loved and believed in — what a transformation from the frightened first years we met in The Sorcerer's Stone. Those students might have entered the castle as innocent children but they emerged as brave, young warriors who would inspire a generation. You can see the most memorable moments in the clip below.

While remembering the Battle of Hogwarts might evoke feelings of both joy and immense sadness, one thing that can't be denied is the incredible journey taken by the students. In commemoration of their valiant efforts, here are the alumni's epic transformations.

1. Harry Potter

2. Ronald Weasley

3. Hermione Granger

4. Neville Longbottom

5. Luna Lovegood

6. Ginny Weasley

7. Draco Malfoy

8. Fred And George Weasley

9. Seamus Finnigan

10. Dean Thomas

Never forget.

Who do you think changed the most?


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