5 Reasons Why I Ship Harry and Cho

5 Reasons Why I Ship Harry and Cho

No relationship in the Potter series was nearly as honest or poignant as Harry’s with his first crush, Cho. I think the series may have come to a more interesting end if Harry had married Cho instead of Ginny. I am a Harry/Cho shipper through and through, and here’s why.

1) Cho felt safe with him. After Cedric was murdered, Cho was heartbroken, but she opened up to Harry about her loss because Harry was one of the few people who knew what it felt like to lose someone close to him, in a way no one else did.

2) They complement each other. Cho has a quiet but determined spirit, and Harry is the brave leader. Where Cho needs strength, Harry has it, while Cho has the intelligence and restraint to balance Harry’s recklessness.

3) She was Harry’s first crush. I’m a total sucker for romance, and I think Harry and Cho’s relationship is sweet and innocent enough to warrant a fan base, although it doesn’t really set them up to be a power couple like Ron and Hermione are.

4) Representation matters. Aside from the Patil twins and Angelina Johnson, Cho is the only main female character explicitly defined as a person of color, and she’s the only one to have a serious relationship with a member of the trio. People of color are not usually represented in fiction, and when they are, they don’t usually get to be part of a romantic story – the Asian girl doesn’t usually get the hero, but she really deserves to!

5) Cho always believed him. Cho could have easily blamed Harry for Cedric’s death, but instead she opens herself up to him and trusts what he says about Voldemort, even though it would have been easier for her to blame him. She goes against her parents’ and friends’ wishes to join Dumbledore’s Army because she supports and trusts Harry that much.

What do you guys think about Cho and Harry?


  1. All great points, but you’re missing one major flaw: Cho was still in love with Cedric. Maybe things would have been different had Harry asked her to the Yule Ball first, but he didn’t.

    After that, she was Cedric’s. Everything Harry did was measured against the Cedric Stick. Harry, despite being the protagonist, always seemed to come up short.

  2. Angelo Marcus Cho

    if so harry would just be cho’s rebound relationship after cedric’s death, nothing more.

  3. 1) being a rebound is not usually a good way to start a relationship. Cho needed to work through her feelings of grief before dumping them on Harry. Harry wasn’t ready for the huge emotions cho threw at him. He didn’t know how to handle it, and she needs someone more sensitive than him.
    2)although they are opposites in many ways, that doesn’t mean they go well together. When couples are that different, they usually motivate each other to be better people. But in Harry and Cho’s case, they fell flat.
    3) as is the case with most first crushes, Harry is really awkward with Cho. To the point where it damages their relationship. The only things about her that sparked his interest were her looks and how she played quidditch. And he slowly realized that those were the only reasons. Not much to build a healthy relationship on.
    4) can’t argue with that one. I completely agree.
    5) Cho’s faith in Harry is admirable. I actually think this point shows that cho feels more deeply for Harry than just a crush.
    But if you take a look at how their relationship played out, it’s obvious how awkward and shallow it was.

  4. To me it seemed, that Cho’s feelings towards Harry – a genuine crush as it might have originally been before Cedric showed up and asked her to the dance before Harry – became in a way a bit twisted after they started seeing each other after Cedric’s death. When Cho looked at Harry, she not only saw him as the boy who she really liked and admired, she also saw the person who was with his boyfriend when he was killed. She would have needed more time to get over Cedric before starting to date Harry – even though she herself might have felt like she could get some relieve in having Harry in her presence, as a comfort not only because Harry was good to her, but also because Harry had been good to Cedric when it mattered the most. Harry seemed to uncomfortably notice that Cedric was at times the ghostly third wheel in the relationship, and I think that it wasn’t that healthy for Cho either to be together with Harry in that time of her life.

  5. Really interesting view, nice article!

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