Harry Potter Characters with the Saddest Back Stories

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The Top Ten

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

2 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

3 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.

Should be no. 1 - Cyclne

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.

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

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 ...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 lost everything

9 Scorpius Malfoy Scorpius Malfoy
10 Minerva McGonagall Minerva McGonagall

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger
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