Top Ten Harry Potter Characters with Wasted Potential

Characters who could or should have been better-handled.

The Top Ten

1 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

There should've been more build up between her character and Harry's if the author wanted her to be a love interest. We should've also seen more of her personality and it would've been nice to have her interact more with the trio after all she is Ron's sister so they would've been around her a lot. It's just disappointing that a character that we see grow up is so underutilized. - NerdBunny

Underrated and badly scripted. She is way stronger than the movies showed. Only Reducto was the real blast she should have been in the whole series!

As the love interest of the hero,Ginny was underwhelming and useless. (Being love interest does not count.). Plus,Harry falling for her was just random and out of blue. - LunaFan

Just wrong...

2 Nymphadora Tonks

I love Tonks but she could have been so much better if JK Rowling gave her more time in the books and movies - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

Bravo,Rowling! Good job on reducing a badass with potential to some clingey fangirl. - LunaFan

I loved her in OotP but she became pathetic in HBP moping over Lupin and she was never the same again. She could have been able to show off her badass auror abilities but JKR ruined her and made her get pregnant and be a wife. Terrible!

3 Cho Chang

She was Harry's dream girl for so many years then tragedy strikes her life. We mainly see her crying or flirting. A real waste. Harry also drops her almost immediately after he has a chance with her and that's about it for her character. Although Harry was trying to get with her right after her boyfriend died what was he expecting that she was going to get over it so quickly? He should've waited to make a move and try getting to know her better first because we barely see them interacting at all before they go to kiss. - NerdBunny

Rowling was kinda mean to her. Killed off her love,then made her more and more miserable. - LunaFan

Annoying - Cyclne

4 Ron Weasley Ron Weasley Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. His first appearance was in the first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as the best friend of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.

Ron is underrated, but I think JKR did a good job with his character in the books. His potential was not wasted at all


5 Percy Weasley

His character just kinda drops outta existence only to be talked about once in a great while. - NerdBunny

YES! Finally, other Percy supporters! Siriusly, I understand Audrey


6 Astoria Greengrass

I'd like to know more about her and Draco - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

7 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom
8 Dolores Umbridge Dolores Umbridge
9 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.

No a fence he is a wimp!

He was okay but he really could've been better-handled. Maybe less whinier and less mean particularly toward Slytherin. - LunaFan

10 Viktor Krum

The Contenders

11 Angelina Johnson

Angelina is probably the one with the most wasted potential. She is known for being a Quidditch star and marrying George Weasley. - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

12 Padma Patil
13 Katie Bell

I love Katie Bell, but I feel she wasn't explored enough by JK... I felt sorry for her when she is cursed and it should have shown more if her after that!

14 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger


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16 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood

She's my favorite character but we should have gotten to see more of her character and she should've displayed more emotions. - LunaFan

17 Fleur Delacour Fleur Delacour

Fleur would be loved so much more if Jk Rowling showed her full potential - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

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