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Because [personal profile] yam dared me to sort the SGA. Pfft. Now of course I have to. I don't think it's at all difficult to place them.

It is absolutely clear to me that McKay is Slytherin through and through. Yeah, could have been Ravenclaw, obvs. But way too much ambition and self preservation in that one.

I dare you you to try and place Sheppard anywhere but Gryffindor. "The Gryffindor house emphasises the traits of courage as well as daring, nerve, and chivalry" Sound like anyone we know? I'd have to say Ronan and Teyla fall squarely in that house as well.

I think Radek presents as a Ravenclaw on the show, but he is often written in fic as a Slytherin, which kind of makes sense, both to hold his own with McKay and because he was a product of the cold war era Soviet Union. The whole sneaky, czar of the Atlantis Black Market vibe suits him.

Elizabeth strikes me as a Ravenclaw. She is clearly facinated by learning for the sake of learning.

Carson might have been Ravenclaw, but he had a great deal of Hufflepuff about him too. Hard call really.

Keller as a Hufflepuff - pretty sure she worked her ass off to get a plum assignment like Atlantis at her age.

Agree? Disagee?

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gelbes_gilatier
May. 31st, 2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
I agree with most of them but I'd argue that Teyla might be a Hufflepuff, rather than a Gryffindor. Community is really important for her, as is making sure that everyone is treated fairly. She's at her best when she's defending others, kind of a Mama Bear type so yeah. More a 'puff than a Gryffindor to me (because, call me biased as a Ravenclaw, but I always felt that there is a certain kind of selfishness to the bravery of Gryffindors. Something about rushing headlong into danger first, and taking in consideration how others might be affected by it later).

And here's a challenge for you: Richard Woolsey :D Because I tried to place him but couldn't. The obvious choice would be Slytherin but something bugs me about that (maybe it's because Slytherin gets a pretty bad rep and people tend to sort characters who they think are "evil" into Slytherin) but he's clearly not a Gryffindor, either. Not enough creativity and curiosity in him to place him in Ravenclaw and darn, I think I might just place him in Hufflepuff. That kinda just feels right. So. Uhm. Any idea?

Edit: Radek's Czech, not Russian, though!

Edited at 2017-05-31 08:54 pm (UTC)
shaddyr
Jun. 3rd, 2017 03:39 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Ok, I will grant your argument about Teyla. There is logic in that... she very much loves and leads her people. I think that is plausible.

Your point about Gryffindor bravery - do you mean how they don't think about how the people they leave behind might grieve for them, or more the angels-fear-to-tread foolishness of going off half cocked? I think Sheppard can sometimes be a little of column B, but generally he's a tactical thinker - he never would have made Colonel otherwise. That being said, I don't think he really considers how others might grieve his loss. Because he can't think about it or let it affect his actions.

Oooooh, Woolsey! Good one! I agree that he is no Gryffindor, but I would not put him in Slytherin either. He clearly has ambitions, but you remember, he was honest and principled and wouldn't be bullied. I just don't think he's sneak or cunning enough. And I don't think the Slytherin default is bad or evil, but there is a certain edge they generally have. Not sure I see it in him.

Hufflepuff just doesn't fit for me - I don't think he likes people enough, in terms of being part of a community. He's moor aloof - not in a vain, egotistical way, but in a private, likes his alone time way.

And granted, he's not a brainiac, but being sorted is part what your natural sills and inclinations are and part what you believe is important, what you value. I think he might choose Ravenclaw values over the other houses.

YMMV.

Edit: Radek's Czech, not Russian, though!

Correct! Czechoslovakia was an iron curtain country when I was growing up... that country was directly controlled by the USSR till 1991, even though not actually part of it. Would have been a hell of a place to grow up.

Ha! These are the kind of LJ discussions I have missed!
enigmaticblues
Jun. 1st, 2017 03:41 am (UTC)
I totally agree, although I think I'd put Carson in Hufflepuff. No way Sheppard isn't Gryffindor.
shaddyr
Jun. 3rd, 2017 03:42 am (UTC)
I was undecided about Carson, could go either way.

monanotlisadid argue that Sheppard could be Hufflepuff since he loves his friends so fiercely. I don't deny that he does, but I think his Gryffindor traits outshine everything else.
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