Watch: Here's how different the story would be 'If Harry Potter was The Villain'
It has been established that Harry Potter is a hero in popular culture. The protagonist of the best-selling books and popular film series, we have seen and read the 'Boy who Lived' grow up and save the wizarding world from the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
However, what if Harry Potter wasn't the hero but the villain of the series? What if he wasn't trying to save the world but was actually trying to destroy it, by killing people? While the very idea seems ridiculous, a YouTube user BloodBlitz, actually imagined it and re-edited the movies to make a new, counter-narrative titled 'Harry Potter: The Boy Who Kills'.
What follows is a hilarious misinterpretation of Potter's reactions in the movies painting him out to be a evil, maniac who attacks people and laughs wickedly.
The video has been cleverly put together by piecing the few scenes in which Harry is seen getting angry in the films and it largely draws from Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, which is about an angst-ridden Harry trying to hunt down Sirius Black who he believes is responsible for his parents' death.
It also clips together quotes by different characters put together sentences like 'Harry is vicious' and 'he's a murderous raving lunatic'. There's even an edit of Professor McGonagall saying, "Harry Potter is the reason the Potters are dead... and now he's back to finish what he started."
But the highlight of the video are the shots of Harry laughing with dramatic music playing in the background which makes it look like Harry is raving lunatic with a typical villain-like laughter. The wide grin after 'setting a Hippogriff on Draco Malfoy' will actually give you the chills.
After watching the whole video, all we can say is, we are glad that Harry Potter is not the villain. We don't think we could take the evil grin for eight whole movies!
Watch the full video here
Updated Date: Aug 26, 2015 16:06:55 IST