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Now Sam I reckon would HAVE to be a Hufflepuff. Devoted, loyal, hard-working, patient, determined...all very much Puff characteristics. And he's such a sweetheart too, how could he not be a Puff?
Merry and Pippin were slightly harder, but finally I reckoned they would be Gryffindors. They had some real spark and courage by the end of the journey, and the way they lead the charge during the Scouring? Very Gryffy thing to do.
Frodo was harder...I'm still not decided on Frodo. He's not a Slytherin, and I don't think he's a Claw, but whether he's a Puff or a Gryff? He took the Ring, which is a hugely courageous thing to do, but I don't think he's impulsive or determined enough to be put into Gryffindor. I mean, Sam was the real strength behind him, right? But is he patient, hard-working and kind enough to be a Puff? Frodo's a hard one.
Gandalf is a Ravenclaw, absolutely. Is there any doubt about that?
Smeagol/Gollum; absolutely Slytherin. Pure drive for that Precious, he's all over it like a rash.
Boromir; Gryffindor. I think. Noble, proud, strong, very stubborn. All Gryff qualities.
Faramir; Harder. Ravenclaw perhaps? He's the more educated, quieter, more literary brother, and I think Claws have that loyalty that sends him back to Osgiliath for his father.
Denethor is even harder! Now with the corruption of the palantir, I'd say probably a Slytherin; he refuses to give up his place as Steward, he desperately wants the Ring...but maybe he's just a disturbed Gryff? He's very proud, after all, but I guess the same could be said of a lot of Slytherins?
Legolas. Hmmm. No idea about that one at all. I don't know Leggylass that well. Same with Gimli.
I'll leave everyone else to consider the rest as I'm too tired to be any more eloquent. Thought it might be interesting to give it a bash anyway.
Oh, and while I remember, a very happy New Years to everybody!