Top Ten Best Harry Potter Deaths

Vote for the top 10 best Harry Potter Deaths. Vote for people you think deserved to die.

The Top Ten

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.

One of the bravest man I ever heard of, his death was at tragedy.

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?

When Snape died, I cried my head off. I loved this character for a while. When I heard Snape's life as a kid, I hated James Potter so much I wanted to smack him in the face. Really, he is much more handsome than Severus, but still, he's mean and Lily should not have married him. At the start, I hated him. He just seemed like he hated Harry, Ron, and Hermione from the start for no particular reason. But when he saved Harry, I started liking him a little. When I heard his backstory, I began to love him. By the time he died, I liked Snape a lot and cried so, so much when he died. I don't think Snape should have died. He should have lived and been Harry's parent, if he was extra nice. Snape was my favorite character. I seriously love him and think that it is right for him to be here.

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

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

I was shocked when I read the book. I thought he would never die.

That was an amazing scene


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.

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

DEFINITELY THE BEST! Man Dobby risked his life to save Harry and the others and he gets a dagger through his heart. For sure the best death is HP! RIP Dobby!

DOBBY! I've watched the movie a billion times and I still cry every time he dies! He was so amazing. Poor little Dobby.

Sirius Black

When he fell through the veil I felt calm. But when I understood he died I was heartbroken because a character so amazing should not have died. But since he had a horrible childhood and got betrayed and friends dead and all that, he got to see his best friends James and Lily and got joined by Remus. He is number 1 death.
My list is:
Sirius Black
Remus Lupin
Albus Dumbledore
Severus Snape
Lily Evans
James Potter
Pandora Lovegood
Barty Crouch SR( a bit)

This should be the number one death. my heart broke when he died. harry was so heartbroken and his loss hurt me as well. sirius deserves number one not snape. the only reason snape has one is because he changed and become good. he doesn't deserve it - its still his fault that lily and james died.

I can't hurt hearts thinking about his death. I was debating between snape, dumbledore, fred, and dobby but sirius... I just can't describe how upset I was and still am. He was so awesome...he had such a ruff life and harry was the one who lit up his day, even if it was because he saw him as james. Sirius was truly close family, closer than dumbledore in my opinion. It was so depressing, makes me cry. I love sirius. My order would go like this
1. Sirius
2. Snape
3. Dobby
4. Dumbledore

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

Fred Weasley

So sad he died. He was one of the best warriors in The Battle Of Hogwarts.
When Percy was just sitting there, saying "No, Fred, no!" I was crying so hard.

Whenever Fred was there, I couldn't stop laughing.
So sad to see him die.

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?

Why the hell is Fred number 7! What is wrong with you people! Fred and George brought so many smiles to my face and killing Fred off was a big mistake! I di inside every time I think of George. Alone. Snape should swap with Fred and b number 7

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.

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.

I didn't think his death was sad, but him being dead meant the series was coming to a close and that made me so depressed

Lord Voldemort was such a clever, cunning villain. I don't think I'll ever meet another villain like him again. It was such an intense moment when Harry beat him. But his death was the thing that reminded me that the series was now done, which made it one of the most memorable deaths.

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

Cedric Diggory

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

Just hearing “my boy!” Was enough to make the whole street wake up with my bawling!

Sorry but this needs to be the number 1 death, I legit cried when this happened with his dad and harry and everyone crying over him...

This guy deserves to be number 1 my entire family cried when he died

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 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

"Not my daughter, you bitch! " -Molly Weasley (Julie Walters)

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 think she was very mean. She deserves to die

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.

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

She died while saving Harry! She's a hero

She was the ultimate mother next to Mrs. Weasley!

Remus Lupin

I mean, come on. He died because he'd lost skill because he'd spent many months under protective charms protecting his wife and child. His death made werewolves less underrated.

It was just really sad. Think about it. He spent four years with Harry Potter...

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

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

The Contenders


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

She was Harry's best friend and I cried when she died. She didn't deserve such a death...

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


James Potter

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

Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

I bawled like a baby when he died

Lavender Brown

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."

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

Feel sorry for her

Why lavender!? I cry when I see it!

Nymphadora Tonks

She was killed by her aunt, with her husband, after about a month or so after her new born Teddy Lupin...

She died seeking revenge. by the way, my favourite characters are Moony and Dora. They fit. Hey Moony, hey Dora.

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

snape was the same character. he's just a little surprising at the end. there are much better people


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

The Basilisk

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

The basilisk was so awesome! I voted for him

The basilisk wasbSO awesome

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

Peter Pettigrew


Voted by mistake.

Feel no remorse.

Hurry up and die already!

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


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

Why is Aragog so small when he died

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

Colin Creevey

Yes he did die, in the seventh book.

That annoying boy with the camera.

Annoying boy but tragic death

He was just a little boy.

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..

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.


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

He is not dead!

Ariana Dumbledore

This was a big reason dumbledore became good

I actually thought this said Ariana grande

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