Breaking the Slytherin Stereotype
Iris Waters is not exceptionally book smart, nor is she courageous. She has no friends to be loyal to and no reason to execute hard work. Also, Iris Waters is Muggle-born.
So why did the Sorting Hat place her in Slytherin?
Iris's theory: her qualities eliminated the possibility of being in another house, and the Sorting Hat does not see your blood but your brain.
Therefore, she has no friends in other houses because she is a Slytherin, and no friends in Slytherin because she is Muggle-born. Not to mention, the constant, narcissistic drone of Draco Malfoy is hellbent on letting her know why she doesn't belong in the Slytherin picture.
But, in Iris's fifth year, the Ministry of Magic brings in a reign of terror and lies into Hogwarts. All Iris wants to do is fight for what's right and prove that the Ministry is telling lies about the Dark Lord's return. But will Harry Potter and his friends reject her pleas to join them because of her clashing backgrounds? Or will they let her fight alongside them, despite the green emblem on her chest?