The Potterfan equivalent of hipsters who love to claim that they liked whatever thing "before it was cool," the Ironic Slytherin is sporting a green-and-grey scarf, a Dark Mark tattoo, and a "Potter Stinks!" badge because Gryffindor gear is just, like, so mainstream, y'know? (Not to be confused with Unironic Slytherins, who align with the serpentine house not because they are different, but because they are evil to the core.)
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