WindyPundit has a great little collection of What If? scenarios that imagine how a slew of other famous authors would tackle the final moments of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. It’s a good list, but I’m sad they left out the ending as imagined by the greatest author of all time, Taro Gomi.
Here’s how Joss Whedon would have done it:
As the conflict with Voldemort comes to a head, Ron Weasley is suddenly and shockingly killed. Hermione responds with steely determination, joined by Luna Lovegood, who turns out to be a rare witch who has super-powerful martial arts skills. While Harry tries ineffectively to help—often with comic results—Luna kills the Death Eaters with Unblockable Scorpion Kicks and Hermione defeats Voldemort in a head-on battle of magic.