The only reason the Slytherin banner wasn’t in the Room of Requirement was the brave ones had to keep up appearances and were double agents.They never stayed in the room overnight.
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I know that has shades of “not all Slytherins”, but let’s get something straight here. We’re talking about fiction. We’re talking about a group that was given no chance to be portrayed in a positive light. Sure we’re TOLD that they had past glories like winning House Cups and Quidditch Cups. Sure, Voldemort came from that house, and we’re TOLD how all of his followers (for some stupid reason) were Slytherin. But in the stories, as written, Slytherins are degraded by pretty much everyone. Except when Voldemort is in charge, they are complete outcasts (though a few apparently have money). Just SAYING that a group of people is the enemy because they supposedly did bad things in the past doesn’t make me feel like the characters in Harry Potter live in a “Slytherinarchy”. It makes me feel like this group of people has gotten painted with a bad brush and has now been outcast and punished for the actions of some of their members. In fact, it almost looks as thought Gryffindor rules the Wizarding World. Life isn’t good for Slytherins under Voldemort either (making me wonder what the heck charismatic thing he did to get them on his side in the first place). It’s almost like they follow him because they are desperate not to be treated badly due to their heritage.
Something I disliked about the whole mistreatment of Slytherin was the fact that they were hated despite what happened in Hogwarts before Harry entered school-you can’t win the House Cup by being a House full of asshats. Being Snape’s babies wouldn’t have made up for the House points lost otherwise if the house was as totally awful as they are portrayed within the series.