Bella Swan vs. Hermione Granger

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Hermione GrangerImage via Wikipedia There's an interesting article over at the MTV Movies blog that seems to have one purpose and one purpose only: to perpetuate a really unnecessary rivalry between Twilight's Bella Swan and Harry Potter's Hermione Granger. Here's the relevant snippet:

Bella is magnetic. Hermione is awkward. But fans of both the Twilight and Harry Potter series pick Hermione over Bella any day. Why?
“Some girls want to see themselves as Bella,” said Megan Schuyler, who’s been capturing the wizard rock scene in her documentary film “The Wizard Rockumentary.” “If you’re feeling clumsy and different, it’s fun to imagine that some dreamy perfect guy would be obsessed with you.”

(speaking of Bella) “She’s wimpy!” Megan Schuyler said, who’s been capturing the wizard rock scene in her documentary film “The Wizard Rockumentary”. “When I went to the book release party, I wore a shirt that says, ‘Bella Sucks.’”

“I think Bella is a bit underdeveloped as a character,” said Amy Snow, of the wizard rock band Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons. “Hermione was first and foremost a person, and she’s realistic. It’s a pity Bella doesn’t have a secret inner strength. She’s more of just a pure maiden.”


What do you think? I can't really speak to Bella's character because I haven't read the books. But judging from what I've heard, and how well I know Hermione, I would say Hermione is a WAY better fictional role model and general all-around character. Come on, let's tawk!