Hermione Granger is one of the main characters of J.K. Rowling's seven-novel Harry Potter series. She is the best friend of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, and a fellow Gryffindor. She has bushy brown hair and somewhat over-sized front teeth (until she has them fixed).
Like many women and girls in the fandom, many PPC agents relate to Hermione, and are thus protective of her.
When Harry and Ron first meet Hermione on the Hogwarts Express, they think she's a bookish know-it-all and, as movie!Ron says, a bit mental. However, later in the year they come to recognise her as a good friend. Hermione is extremely intelligent and a gifted witch. Though she does get on her friends' nerves quoting Hogwarts: A History at them, she is more than just book-learned. She is in Gryffindor because of her ability to think in the face of tense situations, her passion for the things she cares about, and her loyalty to her friends.
Hermione is canonically involved with Ron Weasley, though they take their time to come to the point – eventually marrying. In her fourth year at Hogwarts, she has a crush on Victor Krum and goes with him to the Yule Ball. They become friends and pen-pals, but never truly 'date'.
Many young women who write fanfiction relate to Hermione Granger. She is intelligent and clever, somewhat of a loner when not associated with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, and passionate in supporting others (even if they don't want it, such as in the case of S.P.E.W.) even in the line of fire.
Hence, she becomes possessed by Sue-wraiths on an alarming basis as badficcer after badficcer use her for their own ends. It is alarmingly common for Hermione to get a makeover over the summer and come back to school with sleek hair, perfect teeth, and a yuppie mall-rat wardrobe. When she dons the above-mentioned fishnets and becomes promiscuous, she is known as Ho!Mione.
In original-character Suefic, Hermione may be seen as competition to the Sue and characterized as nothing more than a know-it-all snob for the Sue to show up as the true strong female character in the story, especially if the Sue is in Slytherin. Alternatively, she may be cast as one of the Sue's best friends and may turn into a giggling, gossiping girly-girl, or she may simply be relegated to a bit role as part of the two-headed beast Ron-and-Hermione or the three-headed Golden Trio.
Her name is somewhat exotic and difficult to spell for some, so many mini-Aragogs can be expected out of badfic that features her.
Although she has a canonical paring, she is paired in fanfiction with nearly everybody in the Harry Potter universe, from Harry Potter to Voldemort, and on to even squickier pairings. Much of bad romance in the Harry Potter section is at the hands of a possessed Hermione.
As of 2020, the canonical Ron/Hermione ('Romione' or 'Heron') is her second-most written pairing, returning a combined 15,400 hits between Fanfiction.net (2.6k) and AO3 (12.8k). Harry/Hermione ('Harmony') trails it by a lot at a combined 6,600 hits, although the pairing is slightly more popular than Ron/Hermione on FF.net (2.7k). It must be noted that the numbers don't tell us how many of the Romione fics make Ron, a frequent target of character-bashing, into an abusive jerk to prove that Hermione ought to be with Harry (or someone else). Shipping wars over which is better, once rampant and vicious, still quietly smolder.
However, both are surpassed by Draco/Hermione ('Dramione') with a combined 18,100 hits, despite the fact that Draco reviles Hermione as a Muggle-born throughout their school years together. Much Dramione fic is badfic, flying in the face of everything we know about these characters from the books, but with the proper application of spellcheck and canon details, it can also be written well, and goodfic is becoming easier to find as the fandom matures.
A not-so-honorable mention goes to Snape/Hermione ('Snamione'), pulling a combined 6,500 hits. Although there are several massive hurdles of implausibility in this pairing, such as the fact that Hermione is underaged and that Snape has zero respect for her in canon, the temptation to put two clever oddballs together is understandable. If the hurdles are overcome, it is possible to write a good story about them.
While Hermione slash parings are much less popular than het, Hermione/Ginny slash pulls a combined 853 hits, and Hermione/Luna has a combined 543. Both pairings have seen their share of badfic and goodfic.
PPC Missions Featuring This Character
Listed in chronological order according to when they take place on the HQ Standard Timeline, as near as can be determined.
- 'Harry Potter and the One Ring of Power' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agent Architeuthis (DoI), June
- 'A Time to Love, a Time to Fly', Agents Aria and Polaris (DMS - HP), August
- 'Two Worlds' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agents Jay Thorntree and Acacia Byrd (DIC), August
- 'Dancing With Fireflies', Agents Aria and Polaris (DMS - HP), c. October
- 'Of Mice and Sues', Agents BriRi and Melissa (DMS - HP), c. January
- 'The HP Series', Agents Magnolia Grey and Myfanwy (DMS - HP), January
- 'Apologies and Past Mistakes', Agents Dee and Milask (DBS - HP), c. July
- 'Attack on Potter-verse: Clear Stream', Agents Krishna and Serenity (DMS), c. August
- 'Legolas' True Love AKA The Lost Princess' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agents Anne and Kate (DMS - LotR), c. August
- 'By My Side', Agents Ekwy Fields, Milano Cricket, and Nea Forrest (DMS - HP), c. late 2003
- 'By Those He Trusted', Agents Dee and Milask (DBS - HP) with Agent Taboo (DBS - MPreg) c. December
- 'The Protector of Hogwarts', Agents Ekwy Fields, Milano Cricket, and Nea Forrest (DMS - HP), c. early 2004
- 'Of Books and Cleverness' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agents Death and Random (DIC), c. 2004
- 'Prophecies', Agents Flip Finley and Rez Montrose (DF), September
- Agents Jenn Wren and Nel Lemon (DMS - HP), September
- 'Ow, Ow, and Ow Again', Agent Suicide (DMS) with Agent Rowen Windfall, April
- 'Just One Letter', Agents Suicide and Ithalond (DMS), April
- 'Family Ties', Agents Supernumerary and Ilraen-Aroline-Fothergill (DIC), November
- 'Threshold' (alternative link), Agents Mervin and Hyde (DMS - HP), March
- 'The Elf from…Hogwrats?' (crossover with The Lord of the Rings), Agents Manx and Shadow (DF), c. mid 2007
- 'Girls Will Be Boys and Boys Will Be Girls', Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Agents Laburnum and Foxglove (DMS) with Agents Stormsong and Skyfire (DBS), November
- 'They Did What with a Baseball Bat?', Agents Laburnum and Foxglove (DMS), November
- 'Eris Discordia' (alternative link), Agents Mervin and Hyde (DMS - HP) November
- 'Harry Potter and the Dragonriders of Pern' (crossover with Dragonriders of Pern), Agents Supernumerary and Ilraen (DIC) with Nurse Jennifer Robinson (FicPsych) and Agents Sedri, Lunac, Maria Falcone, and Circe, March 11
- 'It's the Internet, What Did You Expect?', Agents Teek and Crebaina (DF), June
- 'Thesuperfunnymynoseisrunnyextracrazystory', Agents Tawaki Penguin and Dustin O'Grady (DTO), September
- 'Inconceivable Conceptions', Agents Teek and Crelmos (DF), September/October
- 'Bottled Feelings' (NSFW), Agents Trojanhorse and Paddlebrains (DBS), January
- 'Why Mione Hates Ron', Agents Nadine and Jodi (DF), August
- 'avala black An American at Hogwarts', Agents Julius Riddick and Leila Asher (DMS - HP), May
- 'What If?' Part 1, Part 2, Agents Ian Nahinu and Lee Keaton (DMS), July
- 'The Misadventures of Phobos, Part One - Bad Slash' (NSFW), Agent Decima (DBS) and civilian Phobos, c. March
- Diptych: 'Secret Agents' and 'Cosmic Love', Agents Supernumerary and Ilraen (DIC), early summer
- '"Better Than Revenge," a.k.a. The First Mission' (NSFW crossover with Doctor Who), Agents Mittens and the Radioactive Moss Creature (DF), July
- 'Dragon Lady', Agents Cadmar, Maria Nightingale, and Mark Sienna (DF) with Agent Miah (DMS), August
- 'Harry Potter the Death Eater', Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Agents Kirill and Zug (DF), August
- 'Optional' (crossover with Sanctuary), Agents Cadmar and Mark Sienna (DF) with Agents Cali and Miah (DMS), September
- '"The Making of a Queen," a.k.a. The raison d’être' (crossover with Labyrinth), Agents Mittens and the Radioactive Moss Creature (DF), October
- '"The Great Escape," a.k.a. Mission One Point Five' (NSFW crossover with Torchwood), Agents Mittens and the Radioactive Moss Creature (DF), November
- '"Smells of Rose," a.k.a. The Enemy of My Enemy' (crossover with Labyrinth), Agents James Vulpes and Saxo Cruore (DF), November
- 'A Girl Out of Time' (NSFW, crossover with Doctor Who), Agents Eledhwen and Christianne Shieh (DMS) with the Disentangler and the Agent (DIC), April
- 'Bella Black', Agents Selene Windflower and Kaitlyn Jackson (DF), November
- 'When Stus Stalk Sues', Agents Rina Dives and Randa Roan (DMS), December
- 'Back Into WhatThe', Agents Rina Dives and Zeb (DMS), February
- 'Harry+Draco+Snape? This Doesn't Add Up at All!', Agents Doom/Gloom and Carry Onin (DF), February
- The Girl Who Lived Series, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Agents Rina Dives and Zeb (DMS), February–March
- 'Misophist' (crossover with Doctor Who), Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) with Agents Rina Dives and Zeb (DMS), April
- 'Of Slashy Stus', Agents Valon Vance and Kala Jeng (DF), May
- 'So Much for Subtlety', Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) with Agents Rina Dives and Zeb (DMS) and Technician Corolla (DoSAT), May
- 'Little Miss Mary' (NSFW), Agents Rina Dives and Zeb (DMS), August
- 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' (crossover with SMITE), Agents Cupid Carmine and Sarah Katherine Squall (DIC) with Agent Backslash (DMS - VGD), August 30
- 'Spring Cleaning', Agents Zeb and Dawn McKenna (DMS), September
- 'Irregular Apocalypse', Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) with Agent Aviator (DMS), October
- 'Shoot Them Later' (technically a crossover with Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha), Agents Desdendelle and the Librarian (DF) with Agent Aviator (DMS), November
- 'Full Metal and the Hogwarts Mishap' (crossover with Fullmetal Alchemist), Agents Supernumerary and Ilraen (DIC), February
- 'Deep End', Agents Ix and Charlotte Webb (ESAS), March
- 'Babies, Babies Everywhere', Agents Aviator and Zeb (DMS) with Agent Dawn McKenna (DMS), June 10
- 'Curiosity Killed the Cat', Agents Aviator and Zeb (DMS), June
- 'Two-For-One Special' (crossover with Twilight), Agents Ix and Charlotte Webb (ESAS), July
- 'Hair of Slytherin', Agents Ix and Charlotte Webb (ESAS), October
- 'Daughter Mine', Agents Aviator and Zeb (DMS) with Agent "Anthony Swift" (DMS), November
- 'Homecoming' (crossover with Doctor Who), Agents Aviator and Zeb (DMS) with Agents Detective and Jack Riggs (DF), February
- 'Love's Labour Lust', Agents Ix and Charlotte Webb (ESAS) with Agents Michael and Apecian (DF), July
- 'Only Sue', Agents Edward Stone and Katarina Eagle (DMS - HP), July
- 'The Heir of the Phoenix', Agents Peregrin and Taq (DMS), July