WHAT IF WHEN THEYRE OLDER THEY GET TAKEN BACK TO NARNIA AND BECOME THE FOUR FOUNDING MOTHERS AND FATHERS AND CHANGE THEIR NAMES AND HOGWARTS IS REALLY IN NARNIA WHICH IS WHY MUGGLES CANT SEE IT
BUT REALLY THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THEIR PERSONALITIES REALLY GO WITH THE HOUSES. PETER IS THE COURAGEOUS ONE. SUSAN IS THE SMART ONE. EDMUND TOTALLY BETRAYED THEM AT OE POINT. AND LUCY IS THE SMALL UNDERESTIMATED ONE WHO IS ACTUALLY AWESOME SOMETIMES.
"WHO IS REALLY AWESOME SOMETIMES" MAN WITHOUT LUCY THEY WOULD NEVER EVER HAVE GOTTEN TO NARNIA, SHE WAS THE ONE WHO FOUND OUT ABOUT IT FIRST
BECAUSE HUFFLEPUFFS ARE PARTICULARLY GOOD FINDERS
HUFFLEPUFFS ARE PARTICULARLY GOOD FINDERS
OKAY WAIT A SECOND
EDMUND IS NOT A SLYTHERIN SIMPLY BECAUSE HE “BETRAYED THEM AT ONE POINT”
He’s a Slytherin because he’s ambitious and cunning. He knows what he wants and he’s been offered a way to get it. (And PS: he betrayed them because his siblings were totally rotten to him, and then he stumbled into this land where a nice woman gave him things and told him he was special, like the whole Death Eater thing, which means only that he was doing what he thought was better than being yelled at all day by his family.)
Slytherins are clever, shrewd, ambitious, and they are loyal to what serves them best. Edmund is also clever, ambitious, and has that element of trickery and mischief about him trademark of Slytherins.
Sure, he screwed up. Not everyone’s perfect. He may have done something he wasn’t proud of, but here’s the thing:
He’s not proud of it. He’s ashamed of what he did.
He comes back to Aslan’s camp and he looks at them apologetically. His look says, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I put you in danger and I’m sorry I messed up.
He’s a brilliant, shrewd boy, and he checks himself and ends up fighting for the “good” side with the “good” Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.
So no, Edmund is not a Slytherin because he betrayed his family.
He’s a Slytherin because he’s cunning, ambitious, loyal to his cause (but can change), resourceful, and he’s a self-preserver.
Okay, here’s the thing - This post is accurate. Impossibly accurate. (If not for the fact that there’s no chance Ed would ever betray his family ever again, I could fully agree with the Founders headcanon.)
But it’s not accurate because the Narnians only portray the good qualities of the four Houses. They embody every aspect of the Houses, warts and all.
Peter is noble and brave, but before Narnia was a bit of a bully, especially to Edmund. Even afterwards, he was unlikely to stop and think about the nuances of a situation, as evidenced in Prince Caspian. Gryffindor, through and through.
Susan is intelligent, and interested in Knowing Things. She doesn’t have the same kind of emotional intelligence that her siblings have. As a Queen of Narnia, she was able to rely on the other three to keep her from making poor decisions, such as marrying Rabadash in The Horse and His Boy. However, once she took her trip to America, she no longer had her siblings to provide that emotional crutch. Instead, the people surrounding her piqued her interest in learning what it meant to be A Grown Woman, without encouraging her to develop emotional and interpersonal strength. She ended up hurting her siblings’ feelings quite badly, so much so that Peter was under the impression that she had turned her back on Narnia entirely.
(Remember that Peter has a non-nuanced view, however! We don’t hear anyone else speak about Susan, especially not Susan herself.)
Edmund, as outlined above, is the consummate Slytherin. His thought patterns always have and always will follow wheels within wheels. He sees every shade of grey in every situation, and (once he starts communicating properly with his brother) is a great support to the Narnian Throne. He also has a tendency to put himself first, resulting in his betrayal of his siblings when he is manipulated by Jadis in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
Finally, Lucy the Hufflepuff, who is small and easily overlooked and perhaps not all that bright. She is also a steadfast friend, as brave as Peter, (if not braver,) and extremely emotionally intelligent - so much so that she is the only Pevensie sibling to notice that something is wrong with Aslan, before the Lion sacrifices himself for Edmund.
The important thing that Narnia explores and Harry Potter sadly doesn’t is that these four people need each other to thrive. The Golden Age of Narnia was the time when all four of the thrones at Cair Paravel were filled. All four personality types were equally valued and necessary for the Golden Age to exist.