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#1 Posted by Kal-L (253 posts) - - Show Bio

The duel takes place at Hogwarts in the great hall.

Who is the winner ?

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#2 Posted by Strafe Prower (13013 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice matchup. Kingsley has more dueling experience via his time as an Auror. He has also showed the capability of fighting multiple death eaters at once. He also has fights against Rockwood, Bellatrix, and two against Voldemort himself. Through he lost the duel against Bellatrix and one of the duels with Voldemort. (The one with Slughorn and Mcgonagall) The other was never concluded.

Mcgonagall on the other hand was a superb witch in her own right. She has also fought multiple death eaters at once, took down the Carrows (With help from Harry and Luna), pushed Snape out of Hogwarts (With help from Flitwick and Sprout), and has fought Voldemort (she lost along with Shacklebolt and Slughorn). We also have to consider her level of skill in Transfiguration, which she learned from Dumbledore himself.

Overall, I say it is a close match, but I'll give it to Mcgonagall for a slim majority.

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#3 Posted by GraniteSoldier (12746 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingsley has more combat experience via being an Auror and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. But we see both pull off similar feats in the books. Based on feats alone could go either way, but with the added little hyperbole and ABC logic of Kingsley's profession and experience I'd say Kingsley.

For fun I asked the wife who loves Harry Potter and she went Kingsley in a good fight too. But says we see more impressive work out of Harry and Hermione since both don't get a whole lot of showings. So it's hard to say for her.

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#4 Posted by Strafe Prower (13013 posts) - - Show Bio

@granitesoldier: just a note: Mcgonagall was in the Order of the Pheonix during both wars. just invade someone reads this who has not read the books.

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#5 Posted by Kal-L (253 posts) - - Show Bio

@strafe_prower: Just a question, when did Mcgonagall fight multiple death eaters at once ?

Kingsley is probably the best auror of his time, he is extremely proficient and experienced, he showed more than once his ability to fight many death eaters at once most of all he is physically shaped for this. However I admit that Mcgonagall impressed me with her transfiguration skills which almost made her kill Snape in few seconds if not for the armor.

At the end I think that Kingsley takes it more often imo.

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#6 Edited by Leo-343 (30909 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingsley. Because he actually has feats.

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#7 Posted by Strafe Prower (13013 posts) - - Show Bio

@kal-l: it was during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower if I'm not mistaken. I seem to remember it being mentioned there, but I could be wrong.

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#8 Posted by cpt_nice (9867 posts) - - Show Bio

*whistles a tune*

Apparently people in here seem to think Kingsley's feats put him above McGonagall (they do), yet Bellatrix who beat Sirius first and then Kingsley, is below McGonagall.

Because logic.

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#9 Posted by ANTHP2000 (25710 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingsley has more feats and that basically gives him the edge. However he didn't do anything McGonagall couldn't have replicated but OK... Kingsley because feats.

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#10 Posted by Paytience (4709 posts) - - Show Bio

There have only been 2 people in the books to hold off 3 oponents at once. Voldie, Bella. During the battle for astronomy tower, it took 4 death eaters to take down McG who was holding off 3.

In retrospect, during the battle for hogwarts, it might have been better to have kingsley or McG leave off voldie to fight bella, and have 1 or 2 others fill in there.

As it stands, I take McG. Comparable duelists, however her overall abilities as a witch, and in transfiguration give her the edge. Kingsley was an aurornbut it was durin a time where the ministry was actively avoiding conflict, following consecutive runs of grindy and vold. McG however was around for almost all of it.

I give it to Minerva.

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#11 Posted by Goltop (60 posts) - - Show Bio

During the battle for astronomy tower, it took 4 death eaters to take down McG who was holding off 3.

When did this happen? If you are talking about the end of HBP, there was no mention of her fighting 4 death eaters in that battle and she wasn't taken down at all.