Hermione Granger was Harry's and Ron's bookish best friend, a Muggle-born student and one of the smartest witches of her generation. Though incredibly clever, she proved herself a true Gryffindor time and time again, using her courage as well as problem-solving skills in the face of danger, proving vital in the struggle against Lord Voldemort. As Hermione says herself: “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things - friendship and bravery..."