Star Wars And Harry Potter: A Comparison [Pics]

Submitted by: M3chan1caL 5 years ago Entertainment

Star Wars and the Harry Potter movies are alike... a lot alike... but how much alike are they?
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Male 842
@Draculya ...`scuse me. I need to take care of...something.
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Male 14,773
Picture Hermione in a Slave Leia costume. Just sayin`.
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Male 1,451
Mario... I don`t think you know who Obi-Won or Dumbledore are, there is only one switch.
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Male 25,416
lol, they forgot they were both tempted to the dark side
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Male 2,790
it switched a couple times
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Male 57
switched the wise teachers
switched back short bald teachers
and switched for the uncles and stayed that way
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Male 516
Ummm, the lists switch sides half way through...
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Male 1,793
loved the hairy guys...
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Male 757
AAAAAAAAAA they drated up. it flipped
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Male 776
oh hell no. Lando was cool. he was no token black guy.
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Female 47
Why are these even being compared? Nothing compares to Star Wars...For cryin` out loud...IT STAR WARS. Sheesh IAB.
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Male 143
Surprise, surprise. If you read Joseph Campbell`s The Hero With A Thousand Faces you`ll know that it`s not just Star Wars and Harry Potter, but also The Bible, Endor`s Game, The Matrix, and countless others all using a classic Hero`s Journey formula.
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Male 234
I spotted that they switched it halfway through. but the only thing that they`re proving is that Harry Potter is a ripoff of Starwars.
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Female 258
Ron Weasley is no Han Solo.
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Male 11,740
It`s kind of funny how they switched sides in the middle of it. Generic plot lines are generic.
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Male 955
I like how they switched the movies halfway through lol
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Female 412
D`aww Dean is not a token!
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Female 709
Most of these stories are similar because they follow the Hero cycle. Something you should have learned in 10th grade. Token, however, was not a part of the hero cycle...He`s just a new addition.
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Male 434
They are still good stories though, good escapism and very engaging as most everyone wishes they could discover they were really a hero.
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Male 434
So many stories follow the same pattern.
Star Wars
Harry Potter
Eragon
The Belgariad
Hercules
The Last Starfighter
The Matrix

And many more I can`t remember

1. Hero is normal
2. Bad things happen
3. Hero learns they`re not so normal (Has magic, the Force, etc.)
4. Hero trains
5. Hero denies destiny (I`m not ready, I`m not the one)
6. Hero kicks ass

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Male 36,383
vv @Locke357 has it right! ALL stories have been told before, most likely by the Greeks. There literally is nothing new under the Sun, except perhaps for some Science Fiction, but even that uses tried and true storytelling methods, eh?
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Male 2,005
did anyone else noticed that everyone else seems to have noticed that harry potter and star wars switched sides halfway through
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Female 1,356
why did it switch half way through?
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Male 24
Anyone else notice they switch sides halfway down the picture?
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Male 223
Did anyone else notice that about half way down the list Harry Potter and Star Wars switched sides?
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Male 128
Because NO ONE ever realized both HP and SW are based off of tried-and-true storytelling archetypes that have been around for centuries.
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Male 1,081
Yoda ain`t no "mini-teacher." He`s the grand master of the force.
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Male 10,845
[quote]Bald, Mini Teacher[/quote]
The left one plays a VERY minor role.

[quote]Pale, Deformed bald guy[/quote]
The left one is NOT blood-related

[quote]The Uncle[/quote]
The one on the right is abusive.

[quote]The special weapon[/quote]
The one on the right is NOT a fu<king blade and can do much more.

[quote]Bad guy`s generic, masked minions[/quote]
Former has a corps latter has a regiment.

[quote]Token[/quote]
The right one plays a VERY minor role.


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Male 3,745
ive actually counted at least 30 black kids through all of the HP movies...that last picture is invalid
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Male 625
@Spartakitty - Yes. Because he`s so badass there can be only one.
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Male 2,593
They really screwed up halfway through
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Male 2,033
Why would they switch halfway?
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Male 3,894
They`re similar because they`re based on the same archetype. Whoever made this did a sloppy job... there was no need to make the stretch for "hairy friend" or "bald, mini teacher".
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Male 2,422
Most of these similarities are superficial at best.
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Female 2,120
Is Lando the only black guy left in the entire universe?
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Male 72
Haha, this is great, a lot of similarities probably because it has a lot of Mythology in both series (as in a lot of movies/books/stories)
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Female 9,402
Did they really have to switch half way.
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Female 2,509
um, they`re called archetypes - Joseph Campbell
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Male 6,694
Thats strange.
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Male 247
And which is more awesome?
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Male 1,204
Ron Weasley = Han Solo? In whose feeble mind?
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Female 1,652
Replace Flitwick with Dobby and make it `Weird Short dudes`
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Female 1,095
why did we just up and switch sides half way through?
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Male 117
the pics are in the wrong column half way through
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Female 1,743
Flitwick is not like Yoda. :\
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Female 854
Eh...not a huge fan of either.
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Male 246
You can do this with a lot of movies...it`s called formula. We have been telling stories for thousands and thousands of years. We have it down to a science of what works and what doesn`t...if you think about it, there are really only a small handful of plot lines that are successful. This doesn`t surprise me at all...also (as noted before) the creator of this comparison seemed to forget which side was HP and which was SW.
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Male 27
Comparing that ginger to Han Solo is just wrong.
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Female 1,435
oh shi-
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Male 340
i laughed out loud when i saw token hahah but how come halfway down the two sides switched?
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Male 1,929
What is this generic bullpoo I see before me?
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Male 7,378
So perfect.
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Male 182
And honestly I`ve only seen half the Potter movies, Sadly I only wish I`d seen half the Star Wars movies.
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Male 1,440
Thank-you Gerry, I was hoping you would say something like that and you didn`t disappoint.
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Male 535
@IGORED: ha yea - the column switch was pretty clever - it pretty much made the post =D
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Male 526
Column shift freaked me out. Had to go back up to make sure it actually happened and that it wasn`t my eyes just messing with me. XD
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Male 2,543
i dont think the person who made this has actually seen star wars.
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Male 3,314
Billy Dee Williams can HARDLY be considered a TOKEN. That man has talent. He may have been the only Black Guy in Star Wars, but he didn`t get the part because they needed a Black Guy to fill the role. He`s a talented actor.

There are lots of people like Billy Dee who are talented, and happen to be black, that could NEVER be a token. James Earl Jones, Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby (for the right role)...
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Male 84
in the words of ogre from revenge of the nerds. NERRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSS!!!!!

also did anyone notice the column switch?
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Male 382
@Apexs - Didn`t read the comments before posting, did ya buddy?
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Male 697
didnt notice the columns switching until i just read it 50 times.
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Male 1,598
They`re alike because they both have protagonists with male and female supporting characters? Gee, Star Wars/Harry Potter is like EVERYTHING.
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Male 102
Why did the sides switch halfway through?..

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Male 768
Halfway down the pictures get switched to the wrong sides...Fail.
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Male 1,678
It changed order half way down for some reason.
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Male 355
LOL did any one else pick up on the column switch -- LOL
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Male 358
Why did the pictures switch sides half way through?
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Male 382
LOL at the columns switching halfway.
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Male 37,888

Token.... HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

also, both have porn versions of them.
Star Whores & Hairy Squatter
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Male 2,700
I think every one of these comparisons are a far stretch.
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Male 7,585
harry potter: better poster, better female friend, better old wise bearded teacher, better uncle, better special ability, better weapon, and better asked minions

star wars: better hero, reliable friend, hairy friend, bald mini teacher, pale deformed bad guy, learning to move sh*t without touching it, and better token.

tie: robes (both lame)
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Male 7,585
why did it switch sides halfway through?
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Male 341
TOKEN!!!! Hahahaha
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Male 3,285
You can make comparisons to anything and everything if you selectively choose things like the creator of the pic did.
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Male 178
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