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‘Shipwrecked! Our Fave Failed Harry Potter Couples

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It’s hard out there for young lovers. If it’s not your parents trying to keep you apart (because of ancient blood breaking to new mutiny, most likely), it’s terminal illness. Or terminal whimsy. More often, though, it’s just good old-fashioned terminal mismatch. It happens to the best of us; even magic can’t immunize starry-eyed young people from the infectious desire to smooch someone totally wrong for them. Just look at these eight doomed Harry Potter pairs! Click through for the good, the bad, and the Grindeldore…