This post is part of a series of Slytherin and Hufflepuff sorting headcanons by your friendly neighborhood mods at slytherpuff-commonroom
Spoilers for the Animorphs Series Ahead, if that bothers you…
Ah Animorphs, a fond childhood memory for some of us here on tumblr. A nice childhood story about children given incredible power and overcome great odd to save the world and humankind. A typical YA scifi, right?
Um… no. Not really.
Full of violence and hard moral decisions the Animorphs series can be a tough set of books for even grown adults to deal with, conceptually.
The cast of the series is constantly faced with impossible decisions, choices and then deal with the consequences both mental, and emotional. From the very beginning Marco is an obvious Slytherin, and the fact only gets more pronounced as the series goes on.
Lets start with those necessary Slytherin traits.
-And little bit of ruthlessness.
If we add in the more fannon traits of snark, sarcasm, and a bit of pragmatism we’ve just described Marco in a nutshell and you really can’t argue otherwise.
Marco is the first to argue that they’re children, and cannot honestly be expected to fight what amounts to an alien invasion. While he is eventually convinced, first for Jake’s brother’s sake, and then for his own Mother, Marco is always the first person to point out the ridiculousness of their situation in a way that highlights how much he would rather have done it any other way.
On the other hand, as much as Marco insists that this war isn’t really Theirs to be fighting, he is often the one with the plans that make it work, and the one to point out the hard solutions are sometimes the only ones left.
As for ambition? Well, out of the Animorphs, Marco ended up the famous one, the A-list celebrity, the one doing talk shows, the one wit the mansion. Something the others flight to get away from, Marco embraces the fame, and the sort of power that goes with it.
All views posted here are purely the thoughts of the Hufflepuff Mod, otherwise known as Me. I do not know the inner workings of the Slytherin mind, although Slytherins are pretty damn awesome.
No totally, you are. I swear.
Like I would lie? Hufflepuff remember? I’m the bastion of sincerity.
DAMN FUCKING STRAIGHT. *nods*