I like to think about a Snape who has interest in less commonly done physical hobbies.. Like rock climbing, ice skating, ballet, silk dancing, gymnastics, sword fighting... I think it’s a cool idea.
In terms of rock climbing, it really does NOT need tons of muscle. Proper climbing relies on physics more than muscle; I have a similar body type to the common body people draw Severus with and I can climb just fine. It’s a matter of keeping your body upright to place your center of gravity over your feet rather than on your arms.
I’ve always had the headcanon that Severus was a bit of a feral kid, and one way I’ve thought about that is in terms of kid sev just climbing random trees, dozing up there for a few hours, being commonly found on roofs of random buildings, etc. So rock climbing fits this idea I have for sure
In terms of silk dancing, ballet, and ice skating.. I mean, come on. Elegant, graceful, purposeful movements... I don’t have experience in those areas but I can TOTALLY see him doing those things.
Plus aerial silk dancing seems to be super underrated as far as dancing goes. It seems to require a lot more strength (especially core strength) than you might originally think. So I think it’d be cool to have him master a difficult skill like that!
Sword fighting is a personal headcanon because I myself have an interest in learning that. I often picture him with dual dao (think Zuko from atla) because I like the metaphor of Two Sides Of The Same Sword and because dual dao is one of the harder swords to master.. and I like to think Severus has a lot of potential and determination, so I do like to muse about him developing skills like that !
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