40 Things You Never Realized About Ron & Hermione
They Wouldn’t Have Gotten Together If Not for Viktor Krum
Although Viktor Krum initially seemed like a rival for Ron, Ron should actually be grateful to Krum. We see in Cursed Child that what sparked Ron’s initial interest in Hermione was his jealousy of Viktor Krum. In a sense, Krum showed Ron that he had feelings for Hermione that he wasn’t even conscious of.
In one of the alternate realities in Cursed Child, Ron never gets jealous of Hermione, and ends up marrying Padma Patil instead. Ron’s jealousy of Krum ultimately led him to the love of his life, and thank God for that! His life is much better because he hated Viktor Krum for a minute.