Harry Potter Characters with the Saddest Back Stories

The Top Ten

Neville Longbottom

I feel like his past is sadder than Harry's. Because Harry's parents died, but at least they knew him and always loved him. Neville's past is worst because his parents didn't die but they were tortuted, and because of that they don't even recognise their son anymore. How sad must Neville feel... But he didn't even tell anyone that. Everybody knew about Harry's tragedy, oh it's so sad, but no one knew about Neville because he probably didn't want people to more worry. And even though his awfull past, he stayed strong and didn't go down. And his amazing strengh is moving.

Wow. I never knew that. I have a new appreciation for Neville now.

Neville has been through some very hard times in life. First his parents were torchered, then he had to live with his Grandmother that is never proud of him.

Number 1 he should be I never feel sorry for snape because he always let's it out on Neville

I feel really sad for him

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.

He should be number one! He literally had no one expect Lilly Potter (Harry's mom) and he was so in love with her. But she never loved him, and she died and he was literally feet away from the door when Voldemort killed her. He gave EVERYTHING to make sure her son lived. And all he got was a painful death by the hands of Voldemort.

Snape has the saddest story in the Harry Potter series. Of course, Harry's life is pretty bad but you see, he still have friends and many people who care about him. Snape only has Lily Evans as his best friend and she's dead. Even worse, he kept blaming it's his fault. Anyway, he has the most tragic life ever.

He loved a person all his life, even after the official ending of their friendship, even after she married the one who he hated most and even after her death... enough to play the role of spy and risk being killed every moment of his life... to make sure that her sacrifice didn't go in vain.

Everyone feels bad for Snape when he stalked Harry's mother and his mother didn't love him.

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.

It would feel awful to lose your parents! He suffered from the Dursleys doing all the chores and was literally an enemy to Snape! He was stuck in the cupboard for what can I say, a million years and had to wear a pigs clothes! Ahem. Excuse me. I ment Dudley's clothes. He literally suffering from sadness when his parents DIED!

It was best for Harry not to remember them. But it is still sad. Then being treated horrible by you aunt and uncle is horrible. Why did the Dursley’s neighbors not be a little suspicious of why the Dursleys were putting bars on a window? (Second book)

His mum loved her sister she didn't know what would happen to her son and there was no other way so she had to put the spell for protection.
Locked in a cupboard for 10 years, what if his cot was in his cupboard? Bullied by Dudley and his gang, not fed properly (he had to do Dudley's diet remember), given Dudley's clothes, not told that he was a wizard his relatives wanted to force him into a muggle school, not allowed to parties like in the second book for example, forced to lie that he goes to some school for kids who break the law.

Harry should be #1! Snape's story isn't that sad. He got what he deserves for joining a terrorist organization. Harry is an orphaned child. Snape is a nazi

Sirius Black

It is pretty much Harry who killed him in an indirect way. Harry did not learn Occlumency. Hermione bugged him to do it, but he so refused.

His parents kicked him out of the house when he was 16

He had a really sad life

I thought he left?

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.

I mean, it's not his fault he can't love. He was born under a love potion. People overlook the fact that he's an orphan too. They think Harry's the only orphan.

'Do not pity the dead. Pity the living, and above all, pity those who live without love.' He goes through a whole life with no love maintained in his heart.'

His mother died hours, HOURS, after his birth. He literally never met her or his father. He was raised in an orphanage, and he was different from other kids, so they were cruel to him. Even in Hogwarts, he didn't fit in. His life molded him into who he is now. Also, did you guys know Voldemort is not capable of love? Even if he tried, he can never feel love towards someone. At most, indifference or tolerance. Isn't that kinda sad? And ya know why? 'Cause he was conceived while his father was under the effects of a love potion. Kinda changes the whole story, doesn't it?

Whoever put the other kids were cruel to Voldemort in the orphanage, no Voldemort was cruel to them.
Stealing things, killing a pet, scarring two kids on a field trip.

Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. Hagrid is introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as a half-giant and half-human who is the gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts, the primary setting for the first six novels. ...read more.

His mother, being a giant left he and his father young. His father passed away while he was at his second year at Hogwarts. Not long after that, he was expelled from Hogwarts over something he was falsely accused of.

Remus Lupin

Six words: Remus went to the funeral alone.

He's a werewolf, innocent werewolf

He lost everything

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

HOW is he in fifth place. Albus Dumbledore belongs in the top three; at the very least. Initially, his sister was driven insane and made an obscurial; then his father got life imprisonment in Azkaban for attacking the people who drove her mad. Furthermore, his brother starts to detest him, and in the absence of love, Albus turns to Gellert Grindelwald, whom he eventually falls in love with but does not say so due to the homophobia of his time. There ends up being a duel between his brother and the man he loves, resulting in his sister's death and Grindewald's betrayal. There is a chance he killed his sister. His brother blames him and becomes estranged. He eventually has to duel the man he loves and ruins his life. Happiness.

Draco Malfoy Draco Lucius Malfoy is a character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is a student in Harry Potter's year belonging in the Slytherin house.

Draco's story is really really REALLY sad!
I even cried for him.
His father was a cruel man and used to abuse Draco and hit him with his cane!

Draco...wasn't...a bad person...at least in book 6, and 7 and movies 6,7, and 8. When he was younger, he fantasized being one of Voldemort's followers, but when he had the chance, he realized that it wasn't just shooting killing curses everywhere. He only acted bad because his parents were awful, and imagine what they would do to him if he showed kindness and mercy.

DRACO IS NOT A BAD PERSON! he takes a good care of his son and would do anything for his son.

Petunia Dursley

Mrs. Dursley couldn’t see Hogwarts cause to muggles Hogwarts is an old ruin. So to Dumbledore he would be at Hogwarts to Petunia it would be an old ruin.

When she was a kid she wanted to be a witch, even sent a letter to Dumbledore.
Every child would want to have magical powers, it would be a dream.
When she couldn't become a witch she just had jealousy instead and that's how she became the way she is.

Depends if the Ministry would allow it.

Dumbledore could’ve at least let her see it.How could he be sure she wouldn’t reveal everything to the muggles?

The Contenders


Yeah House Elves are slaves of witches and wizards but Dobby had one of the worst being the Malfoy family.

He was tortured. By the malfoys

Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood was a witch from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. She was the only child of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died while experimenting with spells when Luna was nine and Luna was raised by her father, who was the editor of the magazine The Quibbler, in a ...read more.

HOW? I don't understand...

Young Luna was in the room when her mother died, apparently very violently through her own unsuccessful spell.

Argus Filch

Awww Mrs Norris

Scorpius Malfoy

It is sad that he had to lose his mother in a very young age. Poor Scorpius! :(

Minerva McGonagall
Hermione Granger

How? I don't understand why that bitch is in this list...

Fred Weasley

I'm so so sorry for George because one twin is half a person and now George is a deppresed half a person

Barty Crouch

Spends his life fighting dark magic, son becomes a death eater, sends his son to Azkaban, son “dies” a year later, wife dies soon after in grief, son later comes back and kills him after being under the imperious curse.

Astoria Greengrass

She had a blood curse and she had to die. She had to leave her husband and her beloved son Scorpius.

George Weasley
Lily Evans Potter
Arthur Weasley
Frank Bryce
Delphini Diggory
Cedric Diggory

Cedric died an unfortunate death and his mom died sometime before prisoner of Azkaban’s story.
Cedric Diggory
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