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J.K. Rowling confesses almost killing Ron off mid-series

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Published on Oct 28, 2011

J.K. Rowling confesses almost killing Ron off mid-series.

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Danielle L
I'm satisfied with how the series ended.  I'm glad Ron married Hermoine because it gave Harry a chance to fall in love with Ginny Weasley.  By marrying her he got the family he always wanted.  An amazing brother in law, an amazing sister in law and he always had the love and affection of Ron's parents. 
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razrv3lc
I really don't like Ron. I think it's because I like Hermione and feel like she definitely got the short end of the stick with him. For a relationship to work, you need to be with someone close to the same level of intellect or you will get bored. You can be with the nicest person in the world but it would be so tiring to always have to explain everything. I would have been happier if they had just been single at the end of the book. At least J.K. admitted putting them together was a mistake and a form of "wish-fulfillment." That entire epilogue was gross and cliche though, I guess. Albus Severus Potter, Lily Luna Potter, James Sirius Potter? Those are the most uncreative names and honestly they make most sane people cringe. I get that the names are supposed to be in honor of important people in Harry's life but they just sound awful and very amateurish. If they had another, would it be named Hedwig Nymphadora Potter or maybe they could name it Fred Remus Potter? Also, did Ginny have NO say in naming their children? Literally everyone was named after important people TO Harry. Luna is the only one that was close enough to Ginny for her to name her child after. At least Ron and Hermione's children had pretty decent names, even if one of them was Hugo.  The book would have been much better without an epilogue. Epilogues can be good if they add something to the story. This one didn't. It just introduced an entirely new set of characters (the children) and then ended. It's not like J.K. needed to explain where the Golden Trio were in life, considering she's been talking so much about characters out of the context of the books. Why couldn't she have just said what was going on with their lives in passing, like she did about Dumbledore's sexuality? Or like she did with Ron and Hermione's relationship and how they would definitely need marriage counseling?
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Voldemort
Ron is awesome, Weasley is our KING!!
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Just A Girl
Thank god she didn't kill him off... This would ruin the whole book series..
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LiveFree&LoveForever
so she spared ron and killed his brother instead
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Carol Fagundes
why is everyone dissing on Ron? What would Harry or Hemione be without Ron?? The Weasley's where like Harry's true family; the gifts, the vacations on the Burrow, the quidditch world cup, the many times Ron stood up with Harry (and for Harry), defended him (and Hermione as well), came to rescue him from the Dursleys many times... Ok, sometimes he acted a bit jelous, BUT Harry was a real pain in the ass sometimes too...and that's PEOPLE. we're complex individuals. Friends forgive each other, and get over it.
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Blaisem
What if Harry had died in heroic fashion during their campaign, and Ron had to step up and kill Voldemort?  An underdog overcoming his inferiority to be a hero is always a great story, and the fact that no one would expect it from Ron would have made it a fresh read. Some prophecy changes would be needed, sure, but it would have been a nice, unanticipated change to have the underdog Ron really come through, kind of like Neville's turnaround.  It would have made more sense then that Ron and Hermoine end up together and balanced out the deaths of the Weasley family.
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Emily Jones
I would have rather had Ron dead then Fred/:
Mary Ann Wittkowske
I wish  she would have killed Ronn off, he really was a whiney wimp.  For the most part, Hermine and Harry did everything in their adventures.
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Isabella D
I LOVE RON
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