We'd all like to think that if we were a part of our favorite fantasy world or scenario, that we'd be the hero, or a bad-ass in said scenario. Like no Harry Potter fan thinks they'd be a Hufflepuff.
So when Pottermore released its latest quiz: "What's your Patronus" people were excited to see the epic spirit animal they'd get.
People were understandably very excited.
the patronus quiz is so damn beautiful— menna (@crisspayne) September 23, 2016
Some people loved their results...
yeeeeees i really wanted a feline patronus im so happy with this ;u; pic.twitter.com/y0wDDrprT1— sowah || matotty (@pastaLoner) September 23, 2016
...while others were a bit disappointed.
My patronus is a rat. Not even pizza rat. Just a regular, dirty, sewage rat.— K. Lucarelli ? (@KristinaLuca) September 22, 2016
Don't talk to me about nobility or tenaciousness or Ron's wonderful family - my life is OVER pic.twitter.com/FiMoDLTbbG— Joss Whedon (@joss) September 22, 2016
Boss: "Hey. I need you to put some pants on. Big time."— Taylor Ortega (@taylor_ortega) September 22, 2016
Me: "MY PATRONUS IS A FUCKING AARDVARK, KAREN. WHAT'S THE POINT?" pic.twitter.com/NXNdyB1QHv
Even Evanna Lynch, AKA, Luna friggin' Lovegood wasn't getting any love for her patronus.
In Harry Potter canon, Lovegood's patronus is a hare. But Lynch let curiosity get the best of her and see exactly what patronus she'd get pegged with.
And it was a stupid salmon.
She was understandably upset that her patronus is a creature famed for swimming upstream and getting eaten by bears.
My sad lil salmon would make me cry &feel bad things & doesn't that defeat the whole point of a patronus?! WHERE IS MY FIERCE LION PATRONUS— Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch) September 23, 2016
I mean, she really wasn't taking it well.
I think I'd be so embarrassed by my salmon I wouldn't even want dementors to see it so no Patronus for Evy, ok. Goodnight. #PatronusCrisus ?— Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch) September 23, 2016
Twitter tried allying her clearly wounded ego.
Mmkay, feeling somewhat redeemed. ?? https://t.co/ZE7b8EHUZg— Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch) September 23, 2016
And she eventually learned to embrace being a salmon and sought solidarity with her other fish-folk.
Apparently, a lot of people got salmon, too.
Everyone is upset they didn't get a hippogriff or a thestral as their patronus but at least you didn't get a SALMON. I am so embarrassed. pic.twitter.com/QSNIog8a7c— Charlotte (@charlotte_santo) September 22, 2016
my patronus is a salmon. the dementors can have me I am never casting that geez— Beccs (@beccychampagne) September 23, 2016
I got a salmon. My patronus is a SALMON. You all get cool cats and stags. I get something that poaches great with dill and lemon slices.— Marko Kloos (@markokloos) September 22, 2016
if you're having a bad day just remember some people got a salmon as their patronus— Maxwell (@WellDoneBooks) September 22, 2016
And if you got salmon as your patronus, well, look on the bright side: at least you're in the same company as Luna Lovegood.