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I feel like every scene with Luna contains a 'best Luna moment', but I'm going through The Half-Blood Prince right now and there are two Luna scenes which I absolutely adore. The first one is when Harry takes Luna to Slughorn's Christmas Party
"I don't think you should be an Auror, Harry," said Luna unexpectedly. Everybody looked at her. "The Aurors are part of the Rotfang Conspiracy. I thought everyone knew that. They're working to bring down the Ministry of Magic from within using a combination of Dark Magic and gum disease."I love how Luna is just so Luna, and Harry is so used to her by now that he isn't embarrassed by her weirdness, he just goes along with it.
Harry inhaled half his mead up his nose as he started to laugh. Really, it had been worth bringing Luna just for this. (HBP, p. 320)
My other favorite moment is when Luna is commentating the Gryffindor vs Hufflepuff Quidditch match.
"And that's Smith of Hufflepuff with the Quaffle," said a dreamy voice, echoing over the grounds. "He did the commentary last time, of course, and Ginny Weasley flew into him, I think probably on purpose, it looked like it. Smith was being quie rude about Gryffindor, I expect he regrets it now that he's playing them--oh, look, he's lost the Quaffle, Ginny took it from him, I do like her, she's very nice..." (HBP, p. 413-414)Luna is just one of those characters that people cannot help but love.
* * *Ginny and Demelza scored a goal apiece, giving the red-and-gold-clad supporters something to cheer about. Then Cadwallader scored again, making things level, but Luna did not seem to have noticed; she appeared singularly uninterested in such mundane things as the score, and kept attempting to draw the crowd's attention to such things as interestingly shaped clouds and the possibility that Zacharias Smith, who had so far failed to maintain the Quaffle for longer than a minute, was suffering from something called "Loser's Lurgy (HBP, p. 415)