A re-edit of an older manip I'd made some years ago. I added the wand now. It's suits him well, greatest wizard that he was becomming...
"The world most famous potionmaster of all time, headmaster, double-agent, misunderstood, who faced pain and pride, loyalty as his fate.
I really enjoyed a novel called Wizard's Hall (essentially Harry Potter in 150 pages), which came out even before HP.
The villain looked basically the same as Voldemort, and the head of the school resembled a lion...
I liked that there were no wands, some spells were quite literal, and everyone knew about magic.
The main character's parents were literally like:
"You need to learn a trade, but you don't really have any talents. Go be a wizard."
I love how nonchalant they are
I actually read HP and Wizard's Hall at the same time, and liked Wizard's Hall better.
Heck, I honestly read the HP series through because of Snape
It isn't nearly as complicated as HP; I just happened to read it in the same year. I like how condensed it is, and the similarities are just wizard stereotypes.
I just like the thought of parents thinking: "You are pretty much useless. Go be a wizard."
That frame of mind is just so opposite of how special being a wizard is in JKR's books.