Netflix’s newest comedy, The Bubble, is full of eccentric characters trying to deal with being quarantined together and put in increasingly dangerous situations. With each new danger, the characters show off their true personalities and what they are willing to fight over.
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Whenever new media comes out, fans are naturally going to think about how the characters fit in a variety of personality tests, including the long-time favorite, the Hogwarts House. Is the character loyal, patient, and hardworking? Are they courageous, a little reckless, and devoted to being the hero? Are they shrewd and resourceful, focused on achieving their goals at all costs? Or do they value intelligence and wisdom above all else, to the point of perfectionism? There are certainly a lot of different and interesting characters in The Bubble so it wouldn’t be hard to work out which houses suit them best.
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Anika – Slytherin
Anika is conniving, figuring out what she has to do to get what she wants: Dieter. While she implements some subtle cinematic romantic gestures, her major plan is to drag out the quarantine as long as possible, hoping that it will give her time to worm her way into his heart.
While she might not fit the mold of what many fans think Slytherin means, she perfectly fits its values: ambition, persistence, and shrewdness. She knows what she wants, and will manipulate the situation around her until she gets it.
Lauren Van Chance – Hufflepuff
Lauren is a character defined by her loyalty and supportiveness. She is upset with Carol for ‘betraying’ the rest of the cast by skipping Cliff Beasts 5, and her biggest struggle with Dustin is his inability to put his family before his work.
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Lauren is fiercely devoted to those she loves, like her son, and will fight for their sake. While she comes across as one of the blander characters in comparison to some of the others, it is because she is the most realistic one, doing her job and supporting the people around her without the absurdity of cults and double agents.
Gavin – Slytherin
Slytherins are driven by ambition, and Gavin fits the bill with that, pushing the production toward completion despite all obstacles. Gavin’s emphasis on controlling everyone, which led to one of the best quotes in The Bubble, definitely shows off his Slytherin side. He wants to succeed and will do anything it takes to make sure that happens.
However, he is also shrewd enough to know a losing battle when he sees one. When it becomes clear that Cliff Beasts 6 is a disaster, he switches sides to become a hero in the Beasts of the Bubble documentary.
Carla – Ravenclaw
The reveal that Carla had been working for the studio all along was a betrayal on par with those throughout Harry Potter. Because of that, fans might expect Carla to be put in Slytherin. But she doesn’t seem to be motivated by ambition. She just has a task and has dedicated herself to doing it perfectly—a Ravenclaw trait if ever there was one.
In every situation she comes to, Carla finds a way to convince Krystal to do what she wants, using her intellect to take advantage of the situation. At the end of the day, Carla is defined by her wisdom, not by the way she uses it.
Dieter Bravo – Hufflepuff
Dieter is a very simple character at first. He wants sex and he wants drugs. However, as the movie goes on, the viewers learn that there is a lot more to him than that. For one, Dieter was seen to not be selfish as he tried to find ways for the cast to relax.
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Dieter also isn’t motivated by ambition or bravery. He is just loyal to the people around him, participating in the escape attempt and happily welcoming Anika to join them and stay with him moving forward. Overall, most of his traits best suit him for the house of Hufflepuff.
Howie Frangopolous – Gryffindor
Howie is a little bit reckless, but certainly brave enough to go for what he wants. Whether this is always a good thing or not is up for debate, especially as his bravery typically comes in the face of the pandemic, which is not daunted by his daring, but it certainly is present.
When he returns to the set, Howie is one of the only characters to get into a real physical confrontation, shooting Mr. Best in the hand with a bow and arrow. It might be hard to align him with a particular house, but many would say he was best fit with Gryffindor.
Sean Knox – Slytherin
Like Harry Potter’s Gilderoy Lockhart, Sean used other people’s words and ideas to gain power. But while Lockhart was a Ravenclaw, Sean does have more explicitly Slytherin traits. He appears as happy-go-lucky to maintain others’ trust in him, but that is just a façade he maintains to control how other people see him.
This backfires when the entire escape plan hinges on his ability to fly a helicopter. However, he isn’t particularly brave as he is terrified to try anything he doesn’t know concerning the helicopter’s flight systems. Eventually, with the support of the others, he is able to push through his fear to get what he wants and to remain the hero in their narrative, an image-focused decision that proves his Slytherin nature.
Dustin Mulray – Ravenclaw
Dustin is fiercely devoted to the Cliff Beasts franchise, deeply concerned with the film’s poor dialogue, and focused on making it top quality. He is concerned with perfectionism, using his own knowledge of the franchise and of scriptwriting to submit edits to make the film better.
While many actors might accept that the sixth installation in a franchise just won’t be as good as its predecessors, Dustin is unwilling to let it be a failure. Like many Ravenclaws, he values intelligence and wit and wants to make the script reflect those values, even if he has to ruffle the feathers of the actual writers to do it.
Krystal Kris – Hufflepuff
Krystal is a little awkward at the beginning of the film because she doesn’t have anyone to connect to. However, she quickly finds a place on set when Carla offers to be her friend. Krystal devotes herself to Carla, telling her secrets about how difficult it is to keep up with the pressure of being an Internet celebrity and seeking her advice on how to handle this new environment.
Despite not being a veteran actor, Krystal is hard-working, keeping up her Internet presence while working on the film and trying to bond with her co-workers. She is highly concerned with keeping her followers happy, showing the other side of the celebrity parasocial relationship, and doing everything she can to prove that she is worthy of their loyalty. But there is nothing worse to a Hufflepuff than betrayal from those that they trusted, so Krystal is quick to attack Carla when she discovers the truth about why their friendship started.
Carol Cobb – Gryffindor
Carol knows that working on Cliff Beasts 6 will come with a variety of struggles, but she doesn’t let them stand in the way of her plans. She confronts the problem of the others, particularly Lauren, feeling betrayed by her head-on, rather than letting it fester under the surface.
She attempts to run away despite the security measures put in place, only stopping when there is a literal threat of being shot for doing so, and even then, she works with the others to find a way out. Like many Gryffindors, she is determined and brave, continually proving that she will put herself in jeopardy to find a way out of the abusive set conditions.
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