Top Ten Best Harry Potter Deaths

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The Top Ten

1 Severus Snape Severus Snape Severus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of great complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish.

Honestly, I used to hate Snape. A lot. I was really disappointed when Quirrell was the one who was trying to steal the Sorcerer's stone when I was damn sure it was Snape. Seriously, that guy was so mysterious. Even the Golden Trio doubted him. But as the story progressed, secrets were revealed. Shocking secrets. And when he died, I cried buckets. And viewing his memories in the Pensieve just did not help because by the end of that, my house was flooded. Now that I watch the movies again I can't help but look at him with awe. Oh, what I would have done to be the one to kill Voldemort!... I really need to stop getting attached to stories/movies. - UnheardMelody

Snape sucks.

This is the saddest. Not the best.

Lets face it, people: Snape was a jerk. He challenged everything Harry ever did and hated him to depths of his heart. My hatred didn't falter when he killed Dumbledore either. But when he was killed by that snake (their names even sound the same... ), what did I do? I CRIED LIKE HELL. I had to pause the movie too let it sink in. And when that memory came? Oh crap, I just lost it. SEVERUS SNAPE forever! Oh and I think the snake that killed him was the snake Harry Potter released at the zoo in SS. Sniff... WHY ALAN RICKMAN? WHY?

2 Albus Dumbledore Albus Dumbledore Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Albus Dumbledore has become one of the most controversial characters in the Harry Potter series. Everyone knows him as the great man who gave Harry a home and was always there to help him, along with being the strongest wizard in the world. But he was actually a very disturbing character.

When he was young he decided he wanted to become a dictator over muggles and plotted with his friend, Grindelwald, for the two of them to rise to power and rule the world. When he came to his senses and defeated his friend in combat, he was considered a hero.

When Harry was orphaned, he left him in an abusive household for the first ten years of his life. He was verbally and emotionally abused, and Dumbledore left him. When he finally brought him to Hogwarts, it was only to raise him to later be killed to stop lord Voldemort.

Dumbledore is considered evil by many and highly disturbing, but I believe that he actually had the best death in the series. He was only allowing Harry to ...more


Honestly my order is
1. Fred
2. Sirius
3. Dobby
4. Snape
Dumbledore had to die that's y I have him last

He was a great man, Dumbledore. One of the greatest headmasters Hogwarts ever had. Along with Severus Snape.

3 Dobby Dobby

I know Dobby was one of the best characters and it shocking and sad when he died but remember this was a war and was in the darkest book of the series.
I know we wish it could've been someone like Rita or Umbridge or even suddenly find out that Marge had been killed.
But sadness happens it's not all happiness.

Sorry but I hate Debby and I am Happy he died

I hate Dobby he is annoying

RIP dobby, I wish I could keep you as my house elf, I would never treat you like how the Malfoys treated you x x

4 Sirius Black Sirius Black

I cried so hard.

I cried when Sirius died not hysterically but I just shed a few tears he was a great character a father figure to Harry and he taught an important lesson in prisoner of Azkaban that when you love some one who has passed away they are never truly gone just in your heart he and Harry had an amazing relationship like Harry was really his son

Why does no one understand that by best deaths, they mean deaths you were happy about

They call you cry baby, cry baby
But you don't even care
Cry baby, cry baby
So you laugh through your tears


5 Fred Weasley Fred Weasley

How is this good

RIP Fred! I loved you so much! And guys, you will not believe this but almost the same thing happened with the twins and me. I am, myself, a twin sister (or used to be). Four years ago, my twin, Helen, died of cancer. Me and Helen were both twelve. I still mourn her death, so I know how it feels. That is why george is one of my favorites, because he got through what I got through with Helen (by the way my name is Eleanor).

Where was the cancer?

It was so sad to see him die! Not only was he the best prankster, he was also a loving brother as well as a loyal friend to Harry. Both of the twins made the entire book series so happy and joyful and it was just cruel to let George suffer. I understood that J.K. rowling didn't want to kill the other Weasleys but still! Plus, Fred was being really nice to Percy before he DIED! And if Harry could come back to life. Why can't everyone else that died come back too?

6 Lord Voldemort Lord Voldemort Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the central main antagonist in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997.


Lord Voldemort was the main antagonist the Hero's worst enemy and the killer of the Hero's parents he was evil a murderer when he died Good came upon the wizard world the evilest wizard in the franchise gets defeated this is why Harry potter is the hero of the story he killed Voldemort and that ended the battle of hogwarts if he still lived he could take over the wizard world and if he wanted more power the muggle world

What he not cool

Best death. Not only because the most evil wizard of all time was dead but because he died a normal man, showing he wasn't as powerful as he (and everyone) thought.

7 Cedric Diggory Cedric Diggory

He was a great representation of hufflepuff, I loved him so much. Poor Cho. He was so much better than Harry.

Poor Cedric.
Then time was meddled with decades later.

Stop talking about twilight, Cedric is not Edward. Robert Pattinson is a great actor he just had no passion in twilight. Cedric is the purest character in the whole Harry Potter franchise. He is the rightful triwizard champion, Harry only got away Voldemort because of twin wands. Cedric is the third biggest impact to Harry under dumbledore’s death Andy Sirius’ death. In my opinion he is the most underrated character in the Harry Potter.

I can't believe he died his last words were the best: Wand's out do you reckon. I also felt sorry for his dad (Amos Diggory), Harry and Cho Chang

8 Bellatrix Lestrange Bellatrix Lestrange A psychotic death eater who escaped from Azkaban, and is fiercely loyal to Voldemort. Murderer of many people such as Sirius Black, and also a sadist who drove the Longbottoms mad.

I feel like people forget its supposed to be the BEST death, not the saddest. And Bellatrix's was the best. Especially as it was to Molly. Bella, what part of NOT MY DAUGHTER YOU... didn't you understand

I clapped when she died - DaWyteNight

I love this character, but I think her death was one of the best in the series. specifically in the movies. She gets her butt kicked by Mrs Weasley

I just can't get over the fact that she got her ass kicked my ron's mother. I laughed my ass off when that happened

9 Lily Potter

Why is her death just ruddy number 10?!?! She died a hero! It was also really sad because if she hadn't died, Harry wouldn't be an orphan. Her death was just depressing too because she died because Moldevort wanted to stop the prophecy, which he didn't achieve anyway. I just think she deserves a better spot than Quirrell.. His death was literally just;
QQ- I want the stone!
QQ- Imma taske it from you...
HP- NO. *touches head*
QQ- Ooh noo!
While Lilys death made the story what it was. Quirrell's death was just "oh, Quirrell's dead" *shrugs*
While without Lily's death would be completely different. - potterponies726

She was the ultimate mother next to Mrs. Weasley!

Without this woman the series would be pointless because Harry would be dead. DEAD people!

She died while saving Harry! She's a hero

10 Remus Lupin Remus Lupin

Your dad true villain why mean make you the hair all your body

Best - Potterhead

He was the best werewolf ever! I bawled so badly when Harry thought he and Tonks were sleeping.

I love remus! I can't believe he's below Peter Pettigrew!


The Contenders

11 Hedwig

Why did she have to die she is amazing

Why is this adorable owl's death so low? Hedwig was so cute, and she was Harry's pet. And it was SO upsetting when she died!

I cried when Hedwig died. She was such a cute and loyal owl and I love animals so much and it was just so upsetting to see her die.

Why would she have to die!? Hedwig is the best pet that she died just to save Harry. I wish I have a pet like her. T_T

12 Quirinus Quirrell

Yep that's his first name, Google it or Harry Potter Wikia.
Its like what is Moaning Myrtles real name well its Myrtle Elizabeth Warren

Yes he actually deserve it because he faces death and trying to kill all the students in hogwarts

Tragic sad death


13 James Potter

WHY?!?! Well, actually I know if he lived the entire story would change but WHY?!?!?!

14 Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

I bawled like a baby when he died

15 Lavender Brown

Go onto Harry Potter Wikia.

Yall probably wondering how she died according to Wikia "In her final year of schooling Lavender joined the reconstituted D.A. to oppose Death Eater control of Hogwarts and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts. During the battle she was savaged by werewolf Fenrir Greyback and died of her injuries."

She didn't die

Does it specifically say whether or not she died in the book. They made in clear in the movie..

16 Nymphadora Tonks


Tonks's death was one of the saddest. My question still is:How could you kill your own niece? TONKS WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS

Tonks is absolutely my favorite character. I agree with you about how could you kill your own niece. How dare Bellatrix still think that Tonk's mother was a blood traitor. And that she looked down on pure blood family that married muggle borns. the Term Blood traitor could have easily been turned back on Bellatrix after she killed Sirius. There literately from the same family. Same blood. If anyone should be called a blood traitor it's her. Killing her own family. What in the world was she thinking! Very Crazy Character and in the cool way like Luna Lovegood crazy. :'(

One of the saddest deaths! Tonks was one of my favorite Characters!

17 Nagini

It was awesome the way he died. Neville Longbottom did one of those movie dives and cut his head off. Well done Neville

I thought Neville was a nerd but now he's still a nerd only in the other way (never ending rad dude) nice neville

Nagini is a she! I was pissed off that Neville killed her, but it was still a good death. Also, when did lavender die?

It was sad because it caused voldemort to die which means the series dies too. Voldemort is what made this series guys

18 The Basilisk

Balilisk is big monster, in big snake dragon slime body.

The basilisk was so awesome! I voted for him - TopTenListmaker

The basilisk wasbSO awesome

I forgot to say R.I.P. , nah, I won't say it.

19 Aragog

Farewell aragog king of the arachnids the body will the soul lingers on - SnapeChristmas

Why is Aragog so small when he died

Spiders bodies squish together when the are kill. It’s so gross!

20 Peter Pettigrew Peter Pettigrew

Showed that he had not lost his true loyalty to his friends deep down, when he refused to stop harry.

First sense of good in this character

He payed the price
Betrayal always has a price in the end
He was strangled by his hand

PP is a piece of junk. Make him suffer more.

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21 Colin Creevey

He was just a little boy.

Annoying boy but tragic death

Yes he did die, in the seventh book.

That annoying boy with the camera. - Connor360

22 Vincent Crabbe

Just saying crabbe died not goyle if you've only watched the films then you've got it wrong. Crabbe was the one who set the room of requirement on fire, not goyle

All by himself poor man

I thought he was always a bloke. But I have to say his death was poor.

It was because of when Draco was crying..

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23 Barty Crouch Jr.

I cried. He was the main character of the whole series😢 I really liked him in Bart crouch Jr and the half blood prince.

Well he did get soul sucked. Poor guy.

24 Buckbeak

Buckbeak is not dead but he should still be on a list (fight me haters)

He is not dead!

25 Ariana Dumbledore

This was a big reason dumbledore became good

26 Octavius Pepper

Um who is this

27 Cho Chang

She didn't die.
She survived the Battle of Hogwarts and the married a Muggle, no one knows his name.

she died?!


28 Astoria Malfoy/Greengrass

Dies in cursed child and is scorpius malfoy mother

I cried for Scorpius and Draco when I read that she died. 😢😭

29 Ted Tonks

He never deserved to be killed by snatchers.


30 Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.

"The painful death of Mr. Harry James Potter, the Boy Who Live Twice, shall always be a grief we all carry heavily in our hearts."

FUC* HE DOES not died he is alive

He died and came back to life randomly, but that doesn't really count. WHY IS HE ON HERE

He died. Just he's not that

31 Marvolo Gaunt
32 Morfin Gaunt

Evil Jerk.

33 Fawkes

I cried my eyes out until he came back alive

34 Igor Karkaroff

I did not like him

35 Gibbon

I think this is the best death because this is a DEATH EATER people! He did die though. Just read the 5th book.

36 Petunia Dursley

Cursed Child -- you might diss the book but you might say yay a Dursley died.

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