Puncher: Hermione Granger
Punchee: Draco Malfoy
Memorable Lines: “You foul, loathsome, evil little cockroach!”
Why it’s Awesome: Not only do some people have faces that desperately need to be punched, but for some this also runs in the family. The Malfoys are such a family, and Draco is such a person. Just look at that sneer! Draco and Hermione are from opposite sides of the tracks, as it were - Hermione is a first-generation wizard born to muggle parents; Draco is a pureblood from a proud and ancient wizarding familty - and a stuck-up bastard to boot. So far in the series Hermione has been comparatively passive - she’s the AlterEgo member of the main Power Trio, always advising caution and refraining from precipitous action, having to be the voice of reason in every encounter. Until Draco pushes her too far, getting an innocent creature condemned to death. She has him at wand point, but backs down because “he’s not worth it.” And when she does, he immediately turns his sniveling into derisive laughter. But he’s wrong. Mercy is not Weakness - and here’s a punch in the face to prove it.
Where to find it?: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (film adaptation)