Top Ten Best Harry Potter Deaths

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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

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.

I liked Snape. He’s so cool. I was so sad when he died.

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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

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.

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

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3 Dobby Dobby

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.

Sorry but I hate Debby and I am Happy he died

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4 Sirius Black Sirius Black

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 - dragonfly99

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

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5 Fred Weasley Fred Weasley

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

Mates, I cried at the sight of him being killed!
Sure, he died smiling, but, deep inside, no one, and I mean no one wanted him to die, as he was half of the life and joy from Harry Potter!

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).

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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.

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.

What he not cool

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7 Cedric Diggory 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

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 - Catchico

Poor Cedric.
Then time was meddled with decades later.

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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 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 think she was very mean. She deserves to die

She killed sirius right in front of harry then she kills dobby so when ron's mother killed her I was satisfied because I felt as if she truly deserved it

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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

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!

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10 Remus Lupin Remus Lupin

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!

He was so kind and passive and thoughtful.

Best - Potterhead

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The Contenders

11 Hedwig

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

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

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12 Quirinus Quirrell

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

Tragic sad death


It's Luna... :( people shouldn't comment if they don't read the books

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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

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!

She didn't die

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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!


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17 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.

18 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

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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

He should've died painfully. Backstabbing heartless lowlife... *seethe, seethe*

How do you manage to destroy all of your friends lives? Sirius? James? Lupin?

You deserved worse.

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21 Colin Creevey

Yes he did die, in the seventh book.

That annoying boy with the camera. - Connor360

Annoying boy but tragic death

22 Vincent Crabbe

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..

Didn't Goyle die, Ron says: Goyle set the whole place on FIRE!

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

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 died?!


28 Ted Tonks

He never deserved to be killed by snatchers.


29 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.

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

What?! He never died

People that are saying he didn’t die didn’t listen properly. he did, by came back to life because he let himself die, or something strange like that. But still, he came back to life and I haven’t heard of anyone cry when he died, everyone was just like. ‘... why? ’ And he came back and saves the world.

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30 Marvolo Gaunt
31 Morfin Gaunt

Evil Jerk.

32 Fawkes

I cried my eyes out until he came back alive

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