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Gilderoy (Harry Potter) Versus Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy)

Monday, May 14, 2018
Harry Potter is a 7-book fantasy series by J.K. Rowling. It was adapted into an 8-part film by Warner Brothers Pictures. The story stars the title character who finds out that he's actually a wizard. He is sent to a school known as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In this school, he learns how to use his wand and cast all sorts of magical spells. These spells allow him to do things like open locked doors and make objects float. Harry has a lot of adventures with his friends and classmates.

Final Fantasy is a series of role-playing video games for different platforms including PlayStation 1 to 4, Xbox 360, GameCube, and more. It was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and developed by Square Enix. A lot of games have already been made, and each of them usually have their own plots and themes. The stories are usually about a group of characters who have to band together to face the evil villain or antagonist.
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What the 2 series have in common?

If there’s one thing that the 2 aforementioned series have in common, it would be the fact that they each have a character with the same last name. The surname in question is "Lockhart," and I’m talking about Tifa Lockhart from the Final Fantasy series and Gilderoy Lockhart from the Harry Potter series.

Note that their last name is "Lockhart" and not "Lockheart," which can be pretty easy to miss since the names sound alike and only differ slightly in spelling. But the similarity between these two ends in the surname they share and it’s not just because of their difference in gender. The 2 are nothing alike.

Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy

Tifa Lockhart is a member of the group known as AVALANCHE as well as the owner of a bar (located in the slums of Midgar) known as the 7th Heaven. She was first introduced in Final Fantasy VII.
She’s the childhood friend of Cloud Strife, who is the the main protagonist in Final Fintasy VII. She is a kind and caring person who is also a very capable and powerful fighter.



Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter

In contrast to that, Gilderoy Lockhart is the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts for book 2, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He was one of Harry's teachers. His many achievements include writing a lot of books about his encounters with dark creatures and how he dealt with them.
He is very popular and has already managed to receive a lot of awards for all his accomplishments. However, the truth is that he’s a liar. He didn’t do any of the things that he claimed he did. He’s just pretending to be the one to have done all these cool and awesome things. He is a very arrogant and vain person who is pretty incompetent and incapable.

Your favorite Lockhart?

So, what do you think of these two characters? You can share your thoughts and opinion by taking the quick poll below. Know another Lockhart or like another one who isn't mentioned here? Feel free to tell us about this character. Mention their name and the series they're from in the comments section below.


Aside: this post is part of the Names Series, a series of short articles intended to showcase some characters who just happen to share the same name even though they’re from different shows and series.

*Notes:
- First pic is a screenshot of the favorite Lockhart poll from my Opinion Stage account. It was created on 05 Nov 2014
- Pics from that screenshot and from the poll are from Amazon.com; links shown above via the Amazon native shopping ads widget strip format
- This was previously published elsewhere

Results Of The Favorite Cho Poll

Friday, May 04, 2018
I added a poll from Opinion Stage to this post where I talked about two different series who happen to have characters with the same name. The name in question is "Cho". The series in question are Saiyuki by Kazuya Minekura and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
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Saiyuki is an anime and manga series with various sequels and prequels, so it can be a little confusing if you're wondering which one to watch or read first. If you want to watch the anime, start with Gensomaden Saiyuki. This one is followed by Saiyuki Reload then Saiyuki Reload Gunlock. There's also a movie known as Gensomaden Saiyuki: Requiem. For the manga, start with Saiyuki then Saiyuki Reload. There's more, but I'll talk more about this in another post.

Anyway, Saiyuki follows 4 main characters (one of them is Cho Hakkai) who have been sent by the Goddess of Mercy or Kanzeon Bosatsu to the west, so they can stop the evil Demon King Gyumaoh from being resurrected. Naturally, they face a lot of challenges, enemies and adventures along the way.
Harry Potter is a 7-book fantasy series which stars the title character. The books have also been adapted into an 8-part film. The story is about Harry Potter who goes to this magical school called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he learns to use his wand and cast magical spells.

These spells allow him to do all sorts of things like make objects float, open locked doors, and more. He even learns how to fly on broomsticks. One of the girls or witches whom Harry has a crush on is Cho Chang from the house of Ravenclaw. They dated for a short while, but it didn't work out between them, so they didn't end up together.

For reasons I'll be talking about in another post in another one of my blogs, I've decided to delete the favorite Cho Opinion Stage poll and replace it with one from SurveyMonkey instead. The poll in question was created on 08 Nov 2014.
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On my dashboard on the Opinion Stage site, the statistics page for this poll looks like this:
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This is the new favorite Cho poll from SurveyMonkey:


So, what about you? Who's your favorite Cho? You can share your thoughts and opinions by voting or by leaving a comment below.

*Notes:
- Pics are screenshots from my Opinion Stage account
- Pics from the first screenshot and photos from the poll are from Amazon.com; links shown above via the Amazon native shopping ads widget strip format

Cho Chang (Harry Potter) Versus Hakkai (Saiyuki Series)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Harry Potter is a 7-book action, adventure, and fantasy series about wizards, witches, and magic. It was written by J.K. Rowling. The books were adapted into an eight-part film series by Warner Brothers Pictures. The story is about the life of the title character and how he deals with the trials and challenges that come his way as he tries to save the Muggle and Wizarding Worlds from the Dark Lord Voldemort, the antagonist or villain.

Saiyuki is an anime and manga series created by Kazuya Minekura. It stars 4 men as the protagonists. They are on a journey to the west in order to stop the resurrection of Gyumaoh, the Demon King. Along the way, they encounter assassins and demons who try to prevent them from achieving their goal. They are also confronted or have to deal with their tragic pasts.
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What the 2 series have in common?

One of the things that the 2 aforementioned series have in common is how they each have a character who have the same name. The name in question is "Cho". The characters in question are Cho Chang from the Harry Potter series and Cho Hakkai from the Saiyuki series. It’s interesting to note that the Cho in Chang’s name is actually her first name whereas the Cho in Hakkai’s name is actually his last name.

Cho Hakkai from Saiyuki

Cho Hakkai is actually one of the 4 main characters of the Saiyuki series. He has brown hair and green eyes. He is a very nice person who presents a gentlemanly nature. He can be seen as pretty much always smiling and being cheerful. He’s reliable, observant and an expert at cooking.
But you shouldn’t underestimate him because he’s actually a human-turned demon and you wouldn’t want to be up against him in the battlefield. He is a force to be reckoned with. He also has a very dark and tragic past, hiding his pain behind his smile.

Cho Chang from Harry Potter

Cho Chang is a witch and a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She is the Seeker for the Ravenclaw Quidditch team. She is said to be very beautiful and she’s quite popular. Even Harry Potter, the main character of the HP series, had a crush on her and they went out for a short while in the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Chang appears to be rather moody and melodramatic, not to mention angsty, though this could very well be because her boyfriend, Cedric Diggory, had been murdered near the end of book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.



More similarities between Chang and Hakkai

Aside from the name that they share, both Chos are also similar in that they are intelligent. Chang was sorted into Ravenclaw House in Hogwarts, which was said to be the house for smart people.
On the other hand, Hakkai helps Genjo Sanzo (one of the main characters of the Saiyuki series as well as the leader of their group) plan for their journey such as deciding where they should go next, etc.

Your favorite Cho?

So, who’s your favorite Cho? You can share your thoughts and opinion by taking the quick poll below. Know another Cho or like another one who isn't mentioned here? Feel free to tell us about this character. Mention their name and the series they're from in the comments section below.


Aside: this post is part of the Names Series, a series of short articles intended to showcase some characters who just happen to share the same name even though they’re from different shows and series.

*Notes:
- First pic is a screenshot of the favorite Cho poll from my Opinion Stage account. It was created on 08 Nov 2014
- Pics from that screenshot and from the poll are from Amazon.com; links shown above via the Amazon native shopping ads widget strip format
- This was previously published elsewhere