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!

She is awesome

I love ginny!

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2 Nymphadora Tonks

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 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


5 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.

The movies SHOULDN'T have given all of his cool moments to Hermione!

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


6 Astoria Greengrass
7 Viktor Krum

I think he was great and he was a better boyfriend than Ron

8 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom
9 Dolores Umbridge Dolores Umbridge
10 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

The Contenders

11 Angelina Johnson
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


15 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood was a witch, the only child and daughter of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died while experimenting with spells when Luna was nine and Luna was raised by her father, editor of the magazine The Quibbler, in a rook-like house near the village of Ottery St Catchpole more.

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

Yes, Luna should have not just acted angry and kind, but bossy, rude, thoughtful, logical... and more. And J.K should have least put her in the fourth book.

16 Arnold the Pygmy Puff


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