Harry Potter Characters with the Saddest Back Stories

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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.

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.

Always. - LannaLau

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2 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

I feel really sad for him

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.

Cruciartis curse got put on his parents

Should be no. 1 - Cyclne

3 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.

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

His story isn't that sad his parents died so what? He can't be killed and if he is he just comes back sounds pretty good to me.

So having your parents die isn't sad. Let the comment speak for itself. - DCfnaf

4 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.

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?

Yes, he was a horrible person, but he became that horrible person because his childhood SUCKED.

I don’t feel sympathetic for him after all those things he done in the orphanage. - LannaLau

5 Albus Dumbledore Albus Dumbledore Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
6 Rubeus Hagrid 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.
7 Sirius Black Sirius Black

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

8 Remus Lupin Remus Lupin

He's a werewolf, innocent werewolf

He lost everything

9 Scorpius Malfoy Scorpius Malfoy
10 Draco Malfoy 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...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.

The Contenders

11 Minerva McGonagall Minerva McGonagall
12 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger
13 Fred Weasley Fred Weasley
14 George Weasley
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