Today we have two magical girls - both are teenagers blessed with magical powers. Hermione Granger,the brightest student of Hogwarts whose aid to Harry Potter was beyond valuable when it comes to defeating the dark lord. Carrie White, a poor soul whose life would've shined had it not been destroyed by constant abuse from the world around her. Although their stories differ vastly from each other, both are still capable fighter in their own right. And let's see who is the deadliest.
Hermione Jean Granger was a Muggle-born witch born to Mr. and Mrs. Granger, both dentists in London. Hermione was raised as a Muggle girl until, at age eleven, she learned that she was a witch and had been accepted into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
She began attending the school on September 1, 1991, where she was subsequently sorted into Gryffindor House, despite having the choice to be in Ravenclaw. She possessed a brilliant academic mind and proved to be a gifted student in almost every subject that she studied. She was very studious and bookish.
Hermione first met Harry Potter and Ron Weasley aboard the Hogwarts Express. Both boys found Hermione unfriendly and somewhat of an insufferable know-it-all. Later her eagerness to please her professors and her constantly correct answers reinforced their initial impression. However, in spite of the cool relationship between the three, Hermione stepped in to take the blame from Ron and Harry after they had saved her from a troll on Hallowe'en in 1991. Harry and Ron were surprised but grateful and the three quickly became friends.
After the Second Wizarding War, Hermione married Ron whom he had two children with. Her great intellect and activism for the rights of magical creatures eventually caused her to be elected Minister of Magic.
Credit goes to Beast for information regarding the summary of Hermione's weapons and abilities.
Weapons & Abilities
- Wand : A ten and three-quarters inch wand made with vine wood and a dragon heartstring core, it is a crucial part of spellcasting, though Hermione has shown some skill with wandless magic.
- Skilled Spellcaster : Hermione is one of the most brilliant wizards of her time, able to quickly and easily master any spell she sets her mind to learning, regardless of her own education level or the difficulty of the spell. She was frequently and regularly identified as the top of her class, and numerous wizards, including Harry, admired her spell work.
- Charms: Hermione's favored form of spell is charms, spells that add certain properties to an object or individual. During the year she spent on the run with Ron and Harry, her numerous protection charms enabled the group to evade Voldemort's forces, and her use of an extension charm gave the group the supplies they needed to survive in the wilderness. She even managed to cast the Memory Charm, a famously tricky spell, on her first try. Her favorite trick is the creation of Bluebell Flames, portable, waterproof fires, which she often carried around in jars for when she needed them.
- Transfiguration: Hermione had a natural knack for Transfiguration, which alters the form of an object or subject, and was one of the first students to turn a matchstick into a needle. By her seventh year, she could outright conjure objects out of thin air, such as a wreath or a flask, and was able to transform Ron into an entirely different person without use of a polyjuice potion.
- Defense Against the Dark Arts: Despite this being the only subject Harry in which Harry was her superior, Hermione still showcased a natural skill with combat spells, mastering the full body-bind curse within her first year. By her fifth year, Hermione had mastered all of the spells Harry taught through Dumbledore's Army, and her talent made her a top candidate for an Auror following the Second Wizarding War.
- Dark Arts: Despite her discomfort with the majority of them, Hermione was skilled in casting various jinxes and hexes. During her seventh year, she was able to create a Blasting Curse so powerful it destroyed Harry's wand and was later able to hit him with a Stinging Curse so strong it disfigured him for several hours.
- Apparation: Hermione was the first in her class to apparate successfully, and she's even been able to do it while falling through mid-air.
- Healing Magic: Hermione was a natural and effective healer, and she was able to take care of Harry and Ron with very little in the way of supplies after they sustained injuries during their hunt for the Horcruxes.
- Skilled Duelist: Hermione is an immensely talented and quick-witted magical duelist, using a style that favors mixing non-combat spells with more traditionally offensive ones to keep opponents off-guard. She's regularly defeated older and more experienced Death Eaters in combat, and was even able to hold her own against Bellatrix Lestrange with the help of Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood.
- Genius-level Intellect: Hermione is a genius by every standard. She not only excels in academic performance, but also she is highly skilled in planning, tactical thinking and analyzing. Her immense amount of knowledge and wits helped Harry Potter and other allies go through several crucial stages of their long conflict with Voldemort.
Despite being a magical girl as well, Carrie White's life is not as colorful and delightful as that of Hermione.
For all of her lonely childhood and misunderstood teenage life, Carrie, an only child, whose father abandoned his family and later died in a construction accident, was disciplined for being taken by curses and secretly abused and beaten into submission and mistreated by her mentally ill and religiously fanatical mother for everything on a daily basis.
And things didn't get better for her when she entered school, where she was mocked and bullied by her peer on a daily basis as well. Since 1st grade, Carrie had been the school's scapegoat and outcast. Indeed, Carrie was at the bottom of the social pyramid, but what no one knew, not even her mother, was that Carrie White was no ordinary girl, as she had been blessed or cursed, with hidden telekinetic and telepathic powers that were dormant during her youth, but brought to full force by the time she was in high school after she unexpectedly had her first period in the girl's locker room. This incident would cause a chain reaction of events to occur that would lead to not only Carrie's demise but also hundreds of others, whether guilty or innocent. Since Carrie had no previous knowledge about the concept of menstruation the students rejection of Carrie became even fiercer. Tragically, when a so-called "prank" at her Senior Prom involving, pig’s blood pushed her to her breaking point and beyond her limits, Carrie finally snapped, lost her sanity and used the wild talents she possessed to seek her hostile revenge to make her bullies and enemies pay and suffer for their cruel actions. Carrie mercilessly eliminated and killed anybody who had ever hurt, neglected or underestimated her before returning home after leaving a path of destruction in her wake to ultimately confront and finally kill her crazy, homicidal mother before dying on that very same night that ended up making national history. In the end, an entire town was destroyed, taking 440 lives with it.
Weapons & Abilities
- Telekinesis: Carrie's most known psionic ability is that she can easily control, rearrange, assemble, manipulate, throw and move multiple objects and people at once by strongly focusing her mind and boundless energy on the voluntary action or to channel her telekinesis through her emotions or impulse. While heading out the door to prom, Carrie forced Margaret to freeze and telekinetically forced her mouth shut as she pushed her into the Prayer Closet and then slammed and locked the door. During her attack on the student body after her humiliation, she showed that she was able to levitate and toss flaming objects, like when she ignited the stage and tossed a flaming moon decoration across the room at a table, which then burst into flames.
- Levitation: Carrie was able to levitate and even glide out of the school. She telekinetically lifted off the ground.
- Telepathy: Carrie also possesses telepathic abilities that include the reading of minds, projection of thoughts and manipulation of minds. The first mention of telepathy in the book takes place when Tommy invites Carrie to prom and ends up with a weird sensation in his head. Carrie's telepathy grew stronger by the time of the prom night, when she unknowingly reached into Tommy's head and twisted things around. Tommy described it as though Carrie's mental voice and image were stuck in his mind and blanked his other thoughts out (this was an indication of Carrie's mind control abilities) so much so that Tommy began growing afraid of Carrie. The novel had Carrie display her telepathy to its full potential when she telepathically broadcasted her name to anyone that was within a certain radius; people who had no idea who Carrie was, suddenly knew her name, how she looked like, and the fact that she was responsible for the town's destruction, which was what made the entire world remember who Carrie White was. When Carrie found Billy and Chris in their car, seemingly due to her telepathy, she began shouting her name inside of their heads, probably in an attempt to intimidate them. The end of the novel had Carrie engage in a telepathic conversation with Sue, after Sue felt Carrie drawing her in with her telepathy and ended up getting "mind raped" when she invited Carrie to read her thoughts to prove her innocence; this was a painful experience for Sue. When Carrie died, Sue felt her death due to the psychic connection.
- Geokinesis: The book tells the story of a very young Carrie summoning a shower of granite rocks when her mother nearly choked her to death. But this ability is not described in detail and Carrie never used it again. It is safe to assume that Carried activated this ability without knowing.
- Electrokinesis: In the book, she is able to roll a car down the street without levitating it and apparently with the wheels turning. She was also able to manipulate electric devices and wires in the prom room, using them to electrocute her victims.
- Enhanced Endurance and Durability : During the final chapter of the novel, it is clear that Carrie lost a huge amount of blood and sustained damage that could've killed a normal human, but she continued rampaging around the town for hours before finally dying of blood loss.
Training & Experience
Hermione received extensive training in Hogwarts and went through numerous adventures during her series. During the war against Voldemort, Hermione, being a crucial player on the good side, played major roles in most of the conflicts, during which she combated monsters and other skilled wizards, coming out unharmed and victorious on many occasions.
Carrie, however, is completely untrained, because she lived the life of a normal human who got constantly abused by mother and classmates. She is also inexperienced, for the only time she actively used her powers, she went on a killing spree (in which she attacked powerless people) and died right after it.
Hermione's raw power is not to be underestimated. She has several powerful spells down her sleeves that can send adults flying or harming monstrous beings. However, Carrie's raw power is way above Granger's , since Carrie casually send cars flying, buildings exploding and utility poles breaking apart.
Hermione has drawn a clear moral line against it, refusing to under any circumstance and specifically fighting to incapacitate. Carrie White, on the other hand, is on a killing spree and won't hesitate in brutalizing those who block her way.
Control Over Power
Hermione is in full control over her power. Carrie, on the other hand, due to her mental breakdown, unleashes her powers on everything around her with no restraint. However, her powers are still under her control, for she can direct her attacks to her intended targets and use her powers to defend her from potential impact such as incoming vehicles.
It is set right after Carrie's prom. Carrie has just initiated her rampage but she somehow got teleported to the slums of DFederal, and Hermione, who happened to be nearby, finds it hard not to intervene.
In order to reach the winning condition, warriors don't have to kill each other, they just need to render their opponent no longer capable of fighting. However, if Carrie were to win, she would likely kill Granger.