Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 39

Thread: Dudley Dursley

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Wizengamot Ravenclaw
    You idiot! Always playing the Hero!
    OliveOil_Med's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    My fanfiction notebook broke!
    Posts
    1,547

    Dudley Dursley

    I have some thoughts and questions relating to Dudley after the events of DH.


    What do you all see a possible future career for Dudley? He never struck me as the type who would be smart enough to attend university?

    As far as where he lives, do you think he stayed close to home, or moved further away?

    What kind of woman do you think Dudley would marry? What would Vernon and Petunia think of her?

    How do think Dudley's attitude towards magic as an adult would differ towards the one he held as a child?

    What do think Dudley and Harry's relationship was like as adults? I know they stayed in touch, but did they do so out of some sort of obligation or because they actually wanted to?

    How do you think their wives got along? Their children?

    Brand New Story!

    Banner by lullaby_BANG. Completely awesome avi came from here!

    My brand new trailer for Snape Didn't Die by thegirllikeme to serve as a constant source of inspiration whilst I write!

  2. #2
    First Year Hufflepuff
    In the Cupboard Under the Stairs
    HGHR_fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    just kicked out of the library
    Posts
    22
    What do you all see a possible future career for Dudley? He never struck me as the type who would be smart enough to attend university?
    I think he would have ended up working in the same factory as Vernon. He could not have gotten very far. I mean for the majority of his high school career he basically bullied everyone, so he definately did not go to unversity.

    As far as where he lives, do you think he stayed close to home, or moved further away?
    I would think he stayed close to Privet Drive only to be near Petunia.

    What kind of woman do you think Dudley would marry? What would Vernon and Petunia think of her?
    That one stumps me, I am not sure. It is possible that he married a wealthy girl and in that case they would have approved. Although Petunia would approve of anyone, because he was her Dudders.

    How do think Dudley's attitude towards magic as an adult would differ towards the one he held as a child?
    I am sure he is more appreciative of it now since he doesn't have the influence of Vernon. Towards the end of the series he did begin to appreciate after Harry saved his life... er I mean soul...

    What do think Dudley and Harry's relationship was like as adults? I know they stayed in touch, but did they do so out of some sort of obligation or because they actually wanted to?
    I think it would be more probable to say that it was because they wanted to. Although Dudley could feel he has an obligation and he owes Harry for saving him from the Dementors.

    How do you think their wives got along? Their children?
    I would think that Ginny would not get along well with Dudley, but out of respect for Harry, she would have gotten along well with Dudley's wife. I believe that the children would have gotten along with no problem as most childhood fights aren't shared with their children so it would have been a settled dispute there.... (that doesn't make sense, but I can't figure out how else to put it)

    Hope this helps!!!

    Good Luck

    ~*~ Ali
    HUFFLEPUFF AND PROUD


    BACK AFTER SO LONG - Feels so good



    HOPING I CAN FINALLY FINISH A STORY!!!!!

  3. #3
    PadfootnPeeves
    Guest
    What do you all see a possible future career for Dudley? He never struck me as the type who would be smart enough to attend university?

    Like HGHR_fan said, I think he'd work at Grunnings' with Vernon. His dad would probably get the job for him. The only thing Dudley seemed good at in school was boxing, and I doubt he'd have that as a career.

    I don't think Dudley's dumb; I just think he doesn't have the will or desire to exceed at school. Plenty of kids are like that; Dudders just had *better* things to do in his time.


    As far as where he lives, do you think he stayed close to home, or moved further away?

    Close to home. He seems like the type of person to rely on his parents even in his adult years.


    What kind of woman do you think Dudley would marry? What would Vernon and Petunia think of her?

    Okay, I've had this crazy idea that he married Cho Chang. The leaky cauldron says she marries a Muggle, and i think it'd be totally ironic if that Muggle were Dudley. I'm not sure if Petunia or Vernon would like her... they'd like her because she Dudley's wife, of course, but maybe not as much if they knew she was a witch.


    How do think Dudley's attitude towards magic as an adult would differ towards the one he held as a child?

    I think he'd still be frightened of it, but he wouldn't belittle a magical person if he met one. Some fics say that he has a magical child, and I think if he did, he'd seek out reassurance and guidance from Harry.


    What do think Dudley and Harry's relationship was like as adults? I know they stayed in touch, but did they do so out of some sort of obligation or because they actually wanted to?

    They'd be polite, but a little awkward because they're so different. They probably wanted to see each other- Harry would want to give Dudley the chance to be nice, something he wans't when they were children.

    How do you think their wives got along? Their children?

    If Dudley married Cho (I'm crazy, yeah), I doubt Ginny would like having tea with her very much, but if it was just some random Muggle, she might have a bit more respect. And as for the kids... well, Albus would be nice for his dad's sake, Lily would be friendly and fascinated by having a Muggle acquantice, and James would moan and complain about having to visit the Dursleys' while he could be trying out his new racing broom

  4. #4
    Wizengamot Hufflepuff
    Kill the Spare
    Equinox Chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    using rare and complicated words
    Posts
    2,991
    What do you all see a possible future career for Dudley? He never struck me as the type who would be smart enough to attend university?
    I think he'd go into the factory with Vernon. However I don't think you should underestimate his abilities. He's not intelligent but he he will suck up- remember Mr and Mrs Mason. I think he'd be adept at climbing the career ladder.

    As far as where he lives, do you think he stayed close to home, or moved further away? I doubt Petunia would let him move too far away. However Dudley's wife might want to move!

    What kind of woman do you think Dudley would marry? What would Vernon and Petunia think of her?
    It depends what Dudley is like now. If he genuinely changed after the Dementor attack then I think she'd be rather nice. Or he may settle down with someone just like his Mum. I don't think petunia would think anyone good enough for her son but Vernon wouldn't care as long as she bred and had tea on the table for her husband. He'd hate a career woman for his son.

    How do think Dudley's attitude towards magic as an adult would differ towards the one he held as a child?
    I think he'll always be wary of it but maybe be slightly envious now.

    What do think Dudley and Harry's relationship was like as adults? I know they stayed in touch, but did they do so out of some sort of obligation or because they actually wanted to? I think they wanted to stay in touch because even though it's Dudley he is the only blood relative Harry's got (apart from petunia)

    How do you think their wives got along? Their children?
    JK actually said in an interview that the two families met once or twice a year and that James and Albus would have dreaded these visits. I can relate to that. It's like when the really boring relatives came over and you had to stay in dressed in your Sunday best when you'd rather be playing outside with your mates. I think Ginny would have got along fine with Dudleys wife if she'd been a normal Muggle but if she'd been like Petunia then she'd be itching to use the Bat-bogey hex on her!

    On top of this I think JK has said that when Dudley was attacked by the Dementors he saw himself as he really is. If we accept her interview words as canon (I'm not sure if we do) then I think Dudley would have changed considerably from the nasty bully who made Harry's life hell. He seemed to have changed in DH didn't he?

    Hope this helps.

    Banner by the fabulous Julia - theoplaeye

  5. #5
    Striped_Candycane
    Guest
    On top of this I think JK has said that when Dudley was attacked by the Dementors he saw himself as he really is. If we accept her interview words as canon (I'm not sure if we do) then I think Dudley would have changed considerably from the nasty bully who made Harry's life hell. He seemed to have changed in DH didn't he?
    I'm actually writing a fic that contains a lot of Dudley, and I was wondering about his personality after the dementor attack. How much do you think he would have changed? Is possible to imagine that he had a falling-out with his gang even before DH?

    I always thought that Dudley's bullying wasn't really due to the fact that he was a naturally violent and explosive kid, but more because he was so horribly spoiled. He had power over his parents at home, and he obviously also wanted to transfer it over when he was away from home (in other words, at school). Since no-one apart from his parents thought he was a darling little angel, the only way to get this power was by force. Any thoughts on this?

    ~ Veronica

  6. #6
    Wizengamot Hufflepuff
    Kill the Spare
    Equinox Chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    using rare and complicated words
    Posts
    2,991
    I think it's entirely possible he stopped being quite so violent with his gang. In that Chapter in DH ehen he's leaving he shows real concern for Harry. He may not say 'I love you' or 'I'm sorry' but he wants to know what's going to happen.

    He was so indulged by his parents and his aunt that he had this idea that he was wonderful. I imagine that on his first day at school when someone told him he wasn't wonderful (as kids do- I'm not suggesting he was bullied) he reacted violently and saw the power it gave him. Also he saw his parents bully Harry mercilessly, so he'd probably think it was totally normal.

    I think the Dementor attack gave him a real insight into himself and therefore he became a much nicer person however I wouldn't turn him into this lovely person all of a sudden. If things don't go his way I reckon he'd still be sneaky and blame other people.

    Banner by the fabulous Julia - theoplaeye

  7. #7
    lilyevansfan
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Striped_Candycane
    I'm actually writing a fic that contains a lot of Dudley, and I was wondering about his personality after the dementor attack. How much do you think he would have changed? Is possible to imagine that he had a falling-out with his gang even before DH?
    I'm writing a fic where his daughter gets to go to Hogwarts, and I think he's been changed just a bit, but he's still Dudley! He probably still bullies little kids but not Harry anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by sorrow_of_severus
    My question is this: How exactly will Dudley react when he realizes that Dandelion, his granddaughter, is a witch? He grew up in a house where magic was hated, and had some bad experiences with it. Will he try to squash his granddaughter's magic, like his parents did Harry's? (Of course, any efforts to quash his granddaughter's magic would be less extreme than the measures taken by Petunia and Vernon, because unlike them, he cares about Dandelion.) Will he pretend like he doesn't notice his granddaughter's magical abilities, thinking that if he doesn't acknowledge it, it won't exist? Or will he share what knowledge of magic he has with his granddaughter, trying to help her understand the strange things that happen to her?
    I'm doing a fic like that, only its with Alice Dursley, Dudley's daughter. I'm doing it like Dudley gets jealous because he never went and now his daughter gets to go? It's just like him to get mad when he doesn't get something.

  8. #8
    anthonyjfuchs
    Guest
    What do you all see a possible future career for Dudley? He never struck me as the type who would be smart enough to attend university?
    I've long envisioned Dudders going on to join the Metro Police Service and working his way up to Detective Inspector.

    As far as where he lives, do you think he stayed close to home, or moved further away?
    I imagine he'd move into a London flat to be close to work, but he'd visit his parents quite regularly. I don't see a schism developing between he and Vernon, but I think he'd come to accept that while he loves the man, his father has his own deep flaws.

    What kind of woman do you think Dudley would marry? What would Vernon and Petunia think of her?
    Dudley's beginning a long period of transition when we leave him at the beginning of Deathly Hallows. The girl he marries is going to be someone who helps him through the most difficult times of that change.

    How do think Dudley's attitude towards magic as an adult would differ towards the one he held as a child?
    I don't think he'd pay it any mind unless it came to his doorstep. He knows it exists, and if he saw it, he'd be better equipped to deal with it than your average Muggle. He wouldn't pretend it wasn't real, but I don't see him seeking it out.

    What do [you] think Dudley and Harry's relationship was like as adults? I know they stayed in touch, but did they do so out of some sort of obligation or because they actually wanted to?
    Once Dudley was out of his parents' house, I think he'd see what a git he'd been to Harry, and I think he'd want to make some kind of amends. Probably not an apology, but at least an acknowledgement. And I think that Harry would understand that Dudley's attitudes were mostly a function of Vernon's. Once Dudley admitted to his transgressions, I don't think Harry would hold them against him. I doubt they'd head out to the pub for firewhiskey every Friday, but I can see them getting together for their own birthdays, wedding anniversaries, their childrens' birthdays, and holidays.

    A dozen times a year doesn't seem out of the question to me.

    How do you think their wives got along? Their children?
    If Dudley married the type of girl I think he would, I imagine that she and Ginny would get along quite well. They both helped their husband's through difficult times, and think they'd see that in each other.

    And considering what Dudley and Harry have both gone through as far as dealing with entrenched prejudices (shedding them for Dudley, facing them for Harry), they'd both be conscious of not instilling too much bias in their children. I think the Potter kids and the Dursley kids would get along as well as any second-cousins.

  9. #9
    PurpleTree
    Guest
    What do you all see a possible future career for Dudley? He never struck me as the type who would be smart enough to attend university?

    Something probably similar to what Vernon did, maybe a bit more on the wild side. Some sort of desk job where he can be in charge. Of course, Dudley could go on and do something adventurous. I like anthonyjfuchs idea of Dudley becoming a detective!


    As far as where he lives, do you think he stayed close to home, or moved further away?

    I don't think Dudley is the type to live in a remote area. No, I think a nice suburb with fancy cars would suit him.

    What kind of woman do you think Dudley would marry? What would Vernon and Petunia think of her?

    Dudley seems the type who would want a pretty girl but isn't good enough to get her. Therefore, I think he would marry a girl who is nice, but can stand up to Dudley. And, of course, Petunia and Vernon would love any sensible, normal girl who Dudley likes.

    How do think Dudley's attitude towards magic as an adult would differ towards the one he held as a child?


    I think that he would acknowledge magic being in the world, but would try not to think about it as, ever since he got a pig's tail, he's been a teensy bit scared of magic.

    What do [you] think Dudley and Harry's relationship was like as adults? I know they stayed in touch, but did they do so out of some sort of obligation or because they actually wanted to?

    In Deathly Hallows when the Dursleys are being taken to safety, Dudley shows a little kindness to Harry. After the war, I think that they would have remained acquaintances, perhaps getting a little more friendly over the years. They wouldn't just drop in at each others houses' randomly, but would visit on occasion, like at Christmas, a couple times a year.

    How do you think their wives got along? Their children?

    Since, I imagine that Dudley's wife would be able to stand up to him, and be a little outgoing, I think that she and Ginny (presuming to go with canon) would get along. Both of their husbands are stubborn, although in different ways, and I think that they would relate to each other. The relationships of their children are a bit iffy, though. It would depend on how they were raised, personalities, etc. Given that Harry's kids will probably be like pranksters, Dudley's kids may not get along with them because they might have pranks being thrown on them left and right. But, that has many different factors, and could go either way.

    Hope this helps!

  10. #10
    Essence_of_Lily
    Guest

    Dudley Dursley

    Okay, I'm just going to start a new thread because I can NOT find the other thread for this guy.
    Anyway, I'm writing a fic about Dudley where one of his daughters is magical and has to go to Hogwarts. How d'you think he'd react to that? Based on what I read, I don't think he'll be like Vernon, but he probably won't be all that accepting.
    Also, do you think he'd be the same kind of parent his parents were, like, spoiling the kids rotten?

    -Janine

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •