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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

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