just remember that had voldemort picked neville to kill instead of harry and nevile was the boy who lived/the chosen one if neville had that lightening bolt scar severus snape would still be a death eater
it’s not like he thought being a death eater was wrong — it wasn’t until something directly affected him did he reconsider and idk about you but that is not my definition of “bravery” in the slightest
That…is actually a really good point
This actually makes me more sad that Neville wasn’t the boy who lived. Everyone would have had much better lives.
Lily and James wouldn’t be dead, so Harry wouldn’t have grown up with the Dursleys. Sirius probably wouldn’t have gone off after Pettigrew without telling anyone why and not gone to Azkaban. Snape would still be a Death Eater so he wouldn’t have been hired at Hogwarts and wouldn’t be in charge of small children. (cuz whatever your sympathies, that man should not have been allowed to teach.) Grandma Longbottom would still have been as intimidating as hell, but instead of scaring poor Neville with expectations, she would be bringing the wrath of GOD down on anyone who bothers her grandson. And we would get to read from the POV of a much more self aware narrator.