Harry Potter: 10 memes that perfectly sum up Mad

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is back this year with Martin McDonagh’s tragicomedy The Banshees Of Inisherin, released just a few weeks ago. While the veteran was a mainstay in several critical films from his native Ireland and Hollywood, Potterverse fans will always remember him as Hogwarts professor and member of the Order of the Phoenix Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody .

The role introduced Gleeson to a more global and mainstream audience with his character still beloved among Potterheads, as evidenced by the many memes about him still making the rounds on social media. While most memes focus on the character’s quirky personality traits, some even tend to point out how Barty Crouch Jr impersonated him in the events of The Goblet Of Fire.

Can the real Moody stand up?

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Even though Voldemort is properly introduced in Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts, Barty Crouch Jr turns out to be the ultimate antagonist at the end who not only kidnaps Moody but even impersonates him to kidnap Harry for the “Lord from the darkness “.

The plot twist made for a pretty exciting ending, but it shows just how well Barty has outwitted everyone at school. Fred and George Weasley may be the greatest pranksters in Hogwarts history, but even their clever minds wouldn’t match the evil nature of Barty who managed to keep his disguise on for an entire year!

Teacher goals

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Draco Malfoy is one of the most interesting Hogwarts students in the Harry Potter universe. Some despised him from the start while others came to sympathize with him. However, some of his bratty actions are inexcusable, and it would irritate fans even more when Slytherin teachers like Severus Snape display their bias towards him.

While it’s unclear whether Moody sided with Gryffindor or not, he had zero tolerance for overly smart and hot-headed students like Malfoy, even turning him into a ferret in The Goblet of Fire. Although it was still Barty in disguise, Professor McGonagall was hardly surprised by this act of transfiguration implying that it is a very characteristic thing that Moody does to his students. As this meme suggests, Moody’s teaching methods may be unconventional, but maybe some students deserve it!

Guns N’ Curses

Axl Rose, the foul-mouthed and rebellious frontman of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses was a big star in the 80s and 90s. Since then his stardom has waned somewhat although his music continues to be as popular as ever. While Rose’s touring has dwindled, perhaps he can take on side gigs auditioning for Mad Eye Moody in any future Harry Potter projects.

The wavy blonde hair and facial structure are quite similar to Brendan Gleeson’s take on the character. Imagine Rose performing “Welcome to the Jungle” or “Paradise City” in the Mad Eye Moody outfit now!

Just another day in a moody classroom

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Moody’s knowledge of the forces of evil and his mastery of the Unforgivable Curses are immense, even testing the Imperius Curse in his class, giving the caster the ability to have complete control over the victim. It wouldn’t have been surprising if Moody’s Defense Against the Dark Arts period was also characterized by lethal spells like Crucio or the Killing Curse Avada Kedavra.

Given the unpredictability of his teaching and the deadly curses he can teach, it’s best not to disturb him at all during class, even if the student just wants to go to the bathroom!

sad evil eye

A valiant Auror who has put several miscreants behind bars in Azkaban, Mad Eye Moody can come across as very paranoid or intimidating. However, given the number of enemies he has made in his life, even he is bound at times of fear and caution.

When the real Moody is finally discovered in a chest at the end of The Goblet Of Fire, we can’t help but feel sorry for him because he’s cramped inside much like Oh Il-Nam in that scene from Squid Game that turned into a popular meme pattern later on.

Just Tonks

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Nymphadora Tonks may have a limited role in the films, but she stands out for her Auror skills, a direct result of her personal training under Moody. Despite their respect for each other’s magic, they also have their subtle “moody” moments. A major case is when the Order of the Phoenix shows up on Harry’s doorstep to rescue him.

While discussing other plans, Moody silences her by her first name, prompting the witch to say, “Don’t call me Nymphadora!” “. Besides showing how Moody can sometimes annoy her, it’s also one of those memes that sums up Tonks as a character with a familiar play on the “Stonks” meme model.

Moody sings dynamite

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A clear parody of Taio Cruz’ hit “Dynamite,” this meme is yet another leg-pulling Draco Malfoy who would constantly share bad blood with Moody after he turned into a ferret in this memorable Defense Against the Dark Arts class. He was clearly not one to tolerate any jokes against him, it was a rather embarrassing experience for the Slytherin student.

As for Moody (or Barty Crouch Jr in this case), it makes for a musical moment in this meme. Given that Taio Cruz’s music dominated the early 2010s and the Harry Potter movies ended in 2011, the meme’s references would only make a few Gen-Z-ers nostalgic.

Not so crazy anymore

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During the entire year that Barty Crouch Jr taught at Hogwarts, the entire teaching faculty was clearly duped. And with Moody found out towards the end, Dumbledore and his team would surely sympathize with him, paying him the stipulated salary that might otherwise have gone to Barty.

So, yeah, luckily the Auror gets enough monetary benefits for all the trouble he’s been through. This meme is also notable for showing Moody as a smiling man, a rare sight as most of his photos feature him with a grumpy expression. As the books and movies show, Moody can, in fact, be a caring, warm person instead of just the delusional, paranoid wizard he’s otherwise assumed to be.

Dumbledore’s Friendship

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For all the wisdom that Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore seems to conjure up, it can also be foiled, as Barty Crouch Jr.’s elaborate plan shows. But in Dumbledore’s defense, he finally deduced the mystery when Crouch (as a Moody) began to lose his temper.

Aside from that troubled year at Hogwarts, Dumbledore and Moody have been pretty close as friends, even fighting in several battles together. In fact, it was Dumbledore who asked Moody to join Hogwarts as the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in 1993.

Defense Against Dark Transformations

The Lord of the Rings films and the Harry Potter series both marked defining moments in the evolution of the fantasy genre in 21st century cinema. So, it makes sense that the two universes collide from time to time through memes.

On a Reddit trend celebrating the Peter Jackson-led film series, several Redditors started creating all kinds of memes using Lord of the Rings quotes as prompts. In this case, Moody’s skill in the field of transfiguration is being joked about. Samwise Gamgee’s fear of Gandalf turning him into “something abnormal” would be the same emotion Malfoy shared in case he ran into Moody again!

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