40 Things You Never Realized About Ron & Hermione
Ron Almost Died
Ron and Hermione’s would have really suffered if Ron had died in Deathly Hallows. While that didn’t actually happen, it was part of J.K.’s plan for the series at one time. When it actually came time to write that final book, though, J.K. found it too difficult to let go of such an important character.
Instead, she decided to kill off Fred. What an unlucky turn for that character. Fred had to die so that Ron might live. Frankly, I’m not sure if that’s a sacrifice Fred would have been willing to make. Of course, he didn’t have any real say in the matter.