Top Ten Best Harry Potter Deaths

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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.

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.

Snape's death was very, very sad. I hated Snape when he first got introduced in Sorcerer's Stone. He was a hater, and terribly mean to Harry. for a while, I just thought that Snape was terrible to Harry for no reason, which infuriated me. I thought it was him trying to steal the Sorcerer's Stone. I just hated his cold, cruel, racist, Slytherin ways which made him seem super duper terrible. And he challenged Harry so much! As the story went on, I saw no change in Snape and hated him as much as I had before. In the fifth book, in my humble opinion, I had thought he'd never change and be a cruel jerk for the rest of the series. But I was wrong. All this time, I had had no intention of anger for James Potter. But soon, I heard Snape's backstory about James. How he was such a loathing bully to Snape, and how Snape only loved Lily and wanted her love back. Then I began to like Snape, hate James. At Snape death, I cried all night. Especially in the movie. I liked what he said last, "You have ...more

I've read the books and, if I'm going to be unbreakably honest, I was worried sick to see how they would handle Snape's death. Alan Rickman was revolutionary as Snape, and I was sorry to see him go in real life and in this film, so I honestly didn't know what to think of the build-up to this scene. But, I have to admit, this death and the way it plays out and impacts on the story is fantastic: JK was probably building up to this moment in the entire series (She admitted Snape's was the story she had planned before she even finished the first book! ), and I have to say that it was done beautifully.

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

Dumbledore was a great man, but didn't have a great plan. He based everything on sheer luck, and who just tells a person, "Hey, Severus, when Harry Potter comes back after being gone, just give him all your memories-especially the one we talked about that piece of soul that latched onto him." I'm sorry, but he just always ticked me off with his calm, I-know-everything attitude. But I still cried at his death... Harry's crying... so sad... *sniffles*

Just seeing him lying there with his glasses crooked and a trickle of blood running down his mouth. . . I am sorry, I have to go cry my eyes out!

I don't get how any of these are the best deaths, but Dumbledore and Severus are some of my favorite characters. I cried and cried when Dumbledore died. I was completely and utterly shocked. Severus, how could you?

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)

When you start the third book you think Sirius is a bad guy. When you finish Sirius might become one of your favorite Harry Potter characters.
From my experience with the third book

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

Ok I have to say this was the hardest thing I have ever decided on! I wanted to do several, one of the tops was Fred, I always had a crush in him, WHY COULDN'T IT HAVE BEEN GEORGE!?!?!? ( I have a problem, I alway get crushes on boys IN BOOKS, I need to get a life, And somehow they always end up dying... The only book that hasn't had that happening to me is the house of secrets, well he actually SHOULD be dead, but then a magical book brought him back to life!


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.

Dobby was just so kind and sweet, and I always wanted to hug him. When Bellatrix killed him, I felt like putting crucio on her and watching her writhe around on the floor in pain. And Dobby's death was very, very, sad in the movies. I cried all night. At least Luna gave a heartwarming speech. If I was there watching this all happen, I would grab out my wand, put crucio on Bellatrix for a long time, then I would avada kedavra her and kill her.

When you're sitting in a cinema and sudenly Dobby dies and you burst out crying and evryone stares at you, it's just plain sad. Sure Snape died and that was sad, but Snape did some bad things and just because he always loved Lily doesn't mean that his death was the saddest. Dobby was the most innocent litle creature and he died fighting a battle that was not his own.
So sad.

I couldn't have imagined a more heroic death. Everyone cries when he dies it is so sweet but emotionally will always be in everyone's heart AWW BLESS HIM!

Fred Weasley

I love Fred. He is one of mah favorite characters in the Harry Potter series. I like him more than Potter himself.( I don’t care that Harry Potter is the main character)

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.

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?

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).

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 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.

His death was awful in the films. They made it into a lame action scene which made no sense. In the books Harry was not afraid because he knew he had won, and Voldemort was the cornered one.

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.

Yeah! I loved when Voldemort died! I wish I could put crucio on him for five hours then kill him! His death was happy, not said.

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 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

She was horrible, but you have to admit, she was mental but awesome. "I killed Sirius black" the way she said that was like a happy tune.

Cedric Diggory

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.

Cedric! How did you get killed by that wreck of an idiot WORMTAIL!? His death was sudden and undeserved, and it really shouldn't have happened at all. Why did you have to die, Cedric, WHY

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

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...

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.

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

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

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!

On the bright side the actor who was Uncle Vernon passed away two years ago.

If Lily and James hadn't of died, the whole thing wouldn't have happeneed.

The Contenders

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

His first name is Quirinus? Really? Laugh out loud it sounds like his parents had brain damage.
- Linna Lovegood, Ravenclaw 3rd year

Wow he is a bad guy

James Potter

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

He only desveed to die cuse he bullied Snape when they were ypung


There was no point in killing her! They could have just put her on a few scenes and leave out her death, have Harry leave her at the wedding and later show that she's being taken care of by the Weasleys

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 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!

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

Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

I bawled like a baby when he died

Peter Pettigrew

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

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


Voted by mistake.

Feel no remorse.

Hurry up and die already!

First sense of good in this character

Nymphadora Tonks

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. :'(

R.I.P. , Nymphadora. Teddy will be loved and well taken care of.

"Don't call me Nymphadora! "

She and Remus need higher spots! Especially above Wormtail, that evil little...

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.

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..

Why lavender!? I cry when I see it!

Feel sorry for her

The Basilisk

The basilisk was so awesome! I voted for him

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

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

The basilisk wasbSO awesome

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

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

It was because of when Draco was crying..

All by himself poor man


Come on, Nagini was cool! I would love to have her as a pet! Why did Neville have to come and murder her? I hate Neville ever since.

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

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

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

Colin Creevey

That annoying boy with the camera.

Yes he did die, in the seventh book.

Annoying boy but tragic death

He was just a little boy.

Barty Crouch Jr.

Well he did get soul sucked. Poor guy.

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


Malfoy If you insult Buckbeak one more time I’ll make sure your dead. Why did they have to add that to the book? Why couldn’t be one of the other ones. Then Hermione used her time turner so that Harry and her could(Ron had a broken leg) save Buckbeak and black.

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

He is not dead!

When I thought she was really dead I thought. B-but Buckbeak is a new character. She can’t die.But I was happy with the ending!

Ariana Dumbledore

This was a big reason dumbledore became good

I actually thought this said Ariana grande


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!

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