Round two voting in the Harry Potter World Cup continues into Tuesday (June 28), kicking off the second round match-ups of the Godric’s Hollow division. Today’s first duel is one that won’t be easy on voters, I’m sure: Hermione Granger, the smartest witch of her age, versus Fawkes, Professor Albus Dumbledore’s precious phoenix. Good luck with the voting, muggles — I’m glad I’m not the one making this call.
Voting for all second round match-ups will close on Friday, July 1 at 12:01 AM EST, so make sure to start voting now. You can follow all of the duels right here.
(1) Hermione vs. (9) Fawkes
Though Fawkes was able to defeat the goodhearted ghost Nearly Headless Nick in the first round, all the lives in the world won’t matter when stacked up against Hermione. As one of the “Harry Potter” story’s most important characters — and, without a doubt, the most important female character — the odds are certainly in the witch’s favor. Then again… it’s Fawkes! We love Fawkes! The question is, which one do we love more?