Best Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten
1 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

I hate Hermione, I mean, everyone have their own opinion and I completely fine if you love her. But I just hate her, she is so annoying, bossy and such a know-it-all. She make Ron look like an idiot and in the half blood prince, she is so rude to him and lavender.
She hate the half blood prince book all because it make Harry better at potion than her. She think Luna is crazy because she is a little weird, ( Luna is a little weird but not crazy), Luna is a Ravenclaw because she think outside the box. Hermione is just book smart. I think she is boring and annoying. But if you love her, that is fine to me.

I absolutely LOVE Hermione! She is so like me and has inspired me to be fearless, hardworking and cool. She is the girl all girls should follow and I can't think of anyone more amazing! A person once called me a nerd, even though I was SO NOT! Well, that person was a sassy, bossy, rude diva, so I didn't really care. But Hermione showed me that it doesn't matter what other people think if they are just the sort of people who think the worst of everyone. I learnt from Hermione that I should just care about my friends and not the people who hate everyone. Now I work harder then ever to be even more like Hermione than I already am. In my opinion, Hermione Granger should be every girls' role model. Hermione rocks!

Hermione is such an inspiration. Even though she is often mocked for her bookishness, she takes it in stride. As someone who has been bullied, this is really nice to see. However, instead of just representing the nerdy-wimpy-bully-victim, Hermione's constant reading and studying is what makes her strong and fearsome.

Miss Hermione Jean Granger is by far my favorite character! She's another one of the those amazing characters that show readers that you can be smart and a bookworm, and still make it in life. Not only is she extremely intelligent, she's also brave, loyal and strong, just like a Gryffindor should be. No matter how many times Draco Malfoy put her down and called her Mudblood, she remained strong and true to herself and to others, and proved to anyone who ever doubted her, wrong. She's a great role-model for young girls who are trying to get through life. I know I went through the same thing. Still kind of am, but I stand strong thanks to Hermione. She shows readers that it's okay to be nerdy and a little awkward at times. Just because you've got the brains, doesn't mean you can't also be courageous.

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 may be #2 on this list, but in other places I feel like he doesn't get as much love, despite being the main character. I appreciate his character and everything he's been through. He's a very human protagonist, so I love him.

What can I say about him?
He is just...
Brave and Fearless, Selfless, Sarcastic, sometimes intelligent, and a brilliant Quidditch player! He is talented.
He is always underrated. He is the main character, but the most loved is Hermione. I don't understand why. He is so good, what else do you expect him to be now? He is a warrior. That is it.

He is the most relatable character in the series, showing us even an ordinary looking boy is capable of doing things that can change the world. It taught us to not judge by looks ( yes, harry was not the best looking character in the BOOK not the movies ) and look within the heart. He had many flaws, many of them. And many good qualities too. The perfect blend of them made him one of the most complex and life like character in the series. Whenever I see Harry, I feel like I am seeing a mirror image of myself. Many feather headed morons feel that he is a ' boring character not suitable as a hero '. Guess what? The simplicity of Harry makes me think that he is a PERFECT hero of the series. I am sure many girls would have been happier to see Malfoy as a hero than Harry, sorry state of affairs.

I know Hermione had her moments. I know all the characters are amazing. But no one of them achieved what Harry did. None of them stared death in the face time and time again, suffered losses of such epic proportions, fought so hard for people who had done so much to hurt him. Although he had help, he battled so much alone. Maybe Hermione would have been capable of the same things were she in his position. But she wasn't. Every single character in the series is amazingly complex and incredible in their own way but Harry Potter leaves them all behind. He is brave, loyal, kind, resourceful, clever, determined and relatable. He will always be my favourite character.

3 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.

Severus Snape is the man that every mother should teach her little boy to be. Yes, he made mistakes. A lot of them, actually. And yes, most of the time, you wanted to punch the living daylights out of him and watch him writhe in pain on the floor, but all that was a ruse. He was tough as nails, and wasn't the most socially graced person to walk the Earth, but he was loyal to what he loved. The only thing he loved, truly loved, was Lily Evans; his only friend and confidant. Until the day of his death, he lived his life in a manner that (he hoped) would make Lily proud of him. I kind of think that he did. He defended the last remain of her flesh and blood, borderline cared for him with every last drop of blood in his body. He was fierce and fearless, and brilliant. I could only wish that every man would do that for the woman they loved. I sure do hope that my kids do.

Severus Snape was the farthest from a perfect man you could get, but he was the bravest and most selfless man you could ever meet. Whatever the reason for his actions (guilt, unrequited love, maybe even some morality), he was willing to risk his life for Harry Potter. He was willing to take on and lose his life to the most powerful Dark Wizard ever know AND die being known as one of the worst villains.
Many people question Snape's treatment of his students. However, keep in mind, he had to treat them poorly to be a believable spy as Voldemort had loyal spies everywhere. He hated Neville because the prophecy could have been about him, and if Voldemort had believed that, Lily would have likely lived. He hated Harry because James Potter was a horrendous bully to him. While James may have "grown up a bit", which is never shown, it doesn't excuse him of his actions. When Snape looked at Harry, all he could see was James and losing Lily. DESPITE THIS, he still protected him with his ...more

I honestly don't like Snape very much. Although he turned out to be a good guys in the end, he was never a good person. I know Snape had a crush on Lily, but he should have given up after she started going out with James. I know it's horrible James & Sirius bullied Snape, but was the way he treated Harry really necessary? It's completely unfair that Snape treated Harry badly just because he didn't like Harry's father. If he cared so much about Lily, couldn't he try to be nicer to her son? Although Severus Snape was very brave, he doesn't seem like a good person to be around. I feel like more people pay attention to the fact that he saved the day than his actual personality.

He was the bravest man Harry Potter himself had ever known! He protected Harry even though Harry was James Potter's son, all because of Lily, the love of his life. He made mistakes, yes. But if there would be mistakes, there would be no right things. And he is really brilliant. Think all the corrections, additions he made and spells he created in his advanced potion making book. And the way he fooled Lord Voldemort and pretended to his loyal servant. Ha! Voldemort didn't noticed anything, and I repeat, ANYTHING that might have revealed his true loyalty until Harry revealed it! He was, is and will ever be the bravest man I have ever know.

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

I see everything I want in a favorite character in Dumbledore.

He made it through a not so happy past and became the greatest wizard of all. His wisdom is unlike anyone else's, he has always the best advices and can cheer anyone up. Also he ist the bravest character in the books - whereas Harry was always thrown in the situation, forced to be brave - Dumbledore did everything without being forced, simply because he has such a good heart. He cares for other people - no matter who they are, he even cared for Tom Riddle, before he realized how bad he truly was.

I just love him, he is such a throughly good soul.

Albus Dumbledore is wonderful. With is large sweet tooth, protection of Harry and all other students, big plans, and advice to remember, he's easy to fall in love with. Although he had a dark past (and may have killed his sister) he turned good in end. He is great headmaster for Harry's 6 years at school.

I love Dumbledore because most of the most touching parts of Harry Potter revolve around Dumbledore. His speeches at the end of books 4 and 5 are the best, and I've cried while reading about his death every time I've read book six. I do find it frustrating how much he forgot to tell Harry about his plans. It made sense when everyone thought he died unexpectedly, but he knew he was dying! Seems pretty foolish that he didn't even tell Harry how to destroy a horcrux.

I hate it when it comes to mentioning Albus Dumbledore dying in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I almost burst into tears when he died. He drank the liquid that leads to the locket and turned himself in for the DA members! Even if I have stopped reading the series nonstop (That's exactly what I am doing), I wouldn't remove his name inside my brain, and it is a promise!

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.

I feel bad for Ron. Though he can be quite annoying from time to time, I understand his struggles. He is constantly overshadowed by his siblings and his friends. Harry is literally the chosen one, and Hermione is the smartest in the year. Ron must feel very left out. He's also left in the fandom too, I think. There are a lot of people that only pay attention to Harry and Hermione. Please give Ron some love.

Wow, fifth place? I can't believe that people voted Snape above him. "snape is the man that every mother should teach their boy to be". You mean a death eater who murdered and tortured until he was too cowardly because his crush was killed by his hero? And then begging his enemy for forgiveness before bullying and relentlessly being a biased and horrible teacher towards all his students except the ones in his own house? Severus Snape is a horrible, horrible man who did make himself better in a way but a good ending doesn't make up for a lifetime of torture and being horrible. For the person who said that, get some help.

SO underrated. Ron Weasley overcomes bullying, jealousy, Death Eaters, Quiditch opponents, being stuck in others' shadows, the loss of a brother, and so much more all AS A TEENAGER. Being a teenager can be really hard for an ordinary kid, but Ron dealt with all of this and still turned out kind, brave, and hilarious! In a lot of book scenes, he and Harry make a better comedic duo than Fred and George.

Ron Weasley is my favourite character! He is the most underrated character! In the movies it doesn't show him as much of the helpful friend, but in the book he is! He is sarcastic and can be a jerk sometimes, but people can relate since he is out shined most of the time. His best friends are Harry Potter the boy who killed voldemort, and Hermione Granger, the smartest person in their year! And he has so much family members with outstanding accomplishments so its hard to get attention sometimes. He is cute, funny and loyal, and my favourite character. I don't care about what people say about Ron he will always be my favourite.

6 Sirius Black Sirius Black

The reason Sirius Black is the most important character is his journey. He was born into a evil family and was still able to turn into a loving, brave, funny and loyal young man. And then, what I possibly like the most about him, he arrived at Hogwarts found three friends who were the first people he has ever loved and decided to live his life to the fullest. And yes, Sirius has done bad things and he sometimes was a bad person. But I believe at the end of the day he realized that he will not be like his family and tried to be the best he could. What I love (love, love, love) about Sirius is that he wasn't perfect at all. His most famous quote was, that everyone has a dark and a light side but what matters is the part you choose to act on, and he did. He chose his light side and he gave his life for the people he wanted to protect and the ones he loved. Like Harry and Snape he didn't grow up with love and it made him even stronger. So Sirius is definitely one of the best, if not the ...more

Sirius is one of those characters that has many layers, you first think he's a mass murderer and then you find out that he's actually innocent and he's a really nice person, he risked being caught just to watch Harry play quidditch. The part where I started to really like him is when he asks Harry to live with him, because they've only known each other for an hour and Sirius is already trying to build a relationship. But I like him the best in the order of the Phoenix, because he becomes a mix of father and brother to harry, and he also has the best lines in the movie! He was a great character and I was very upset when he died.

He is just so cool. Such a good fatherly character. I really hated the moment when he died. He is reckless, but fighter and a very good person.

Honestly Sirius is my favourite character in the series. The way he acted around Harry had a father-son like bond, you can truly tell Sirius adored Harry. He was truly wrongly accused, and whenever I tell my friends who my favourite Harry Potter character is they always ask "why? " He just added a lighthearted and happy approach to Harry's upsetting past. Not only was he amazing to Harry, but he turned himself into an Animagus, (not sure if it's spelt that way) so that when Remus Lupin turned into a werewolf, Lupin wouldn't be alone and they could help him. My honest opinion.

7 Luna Lovegood 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.

Luna Lovegood. I absolutely love her. She's funny, sweet, friendly, and a little wacky, but in the most lovable way possible. She taught me how to be positive in situations. And I just love that despite her constant dreamlike state, she's still very intelligent (she's in Ravenclaw, hello). She cares about her friends and supports them, can see what's going on in people's minds, and who wouldn't want to be friends with her? She would never ditch you or say bad things about you. She's the perfect friend. Forever. Plus, I love that Harry names his daughter after her (and his mum. )

Luna is my favourite character in the whole Harry Potter series. She is cool and clever and is in ravenclaw and that is my favourite house.

Luna has the biggest heart, the bravest spirit , and the brightest mind. She is so unafraid of her oddities and instead focuses on morality, resulting in a wonderful being. She is also very distinct and unique, from a character-creation perspective, she is very well done!

Luna can get a bit... okay... no, a LOT wacky sometimes- but that's what I like about her! She's always unique in her own way, and even though many people don't like her for being weird, sometimes you can make friends just by, you know, being yourself! Luna is a great character.

8 Remus Lupin Remus Lupin

I love Remus Lupin. He always is so kind to the trio and other people and he cares more for others than himself. Its really sad that he dies. He and Tonks made such a lovely couple. He is extremely calm and quiet for a werewolf. He was the one that realized Sirius was innocent and he saved Harry's life (department of mysteries). I was glad to see that he got some happiness with Tonks and Teddy. It was sweet to see him so excited in shell cottage. Most people think that Remus and Tonks's ending was really sad, but aside from the fact that he is not with Teddy and other loved ones, it really means that he can eternally be with Tonks, Sirius, James, and Lily with no fear of the second war. I just wish that he got to spend more time with his family before he died.

Lupin was a great character and man. He held back Harry from chasing Bellatrix after Sirius's death while also struggling to hold himself back. After James and Lily's death and Peter's betrayal, Sirius was the only one of his childhood friends left. While others panicked, he would always be the voice of reason. With James and Sirius being the little devils they were, someone had to be. He wasn't perfect, however. His "condition" aside, he had his fair share of regrets. While his friends took to bullying Snape, he wanted to speak up, but never did. In Deathly Hallows, he gets into an argument with Harry over wanting to join the trio on their hunt for Horcruxes, despite that meaning he would leave Tonks behind. Considering his furry little problem, Lupin felt it would be the best thing for his family and the Order. He's not a perfect little saint. He's human (and werewolf) and that's alright. In the end, he died with a woman that loved him for who he was.

Lupin's death made me cry the hardest. He was always my favourite along with Tonks. So disappointed and mad that Teddy wasn't in the movies and that Lupin and Tonks' role and story was reduced so much. If anyone deserved a happily ever after, it was Remus. Because of his condition, he was lonely and hated himself, thinking he wasn't worthy for Tonks, but he couldn't see just how warm, brave, inspirational, selfless, thoughtful and caring he was. He deserved so much more than what he got in the movies. It just shattered me every time I thought of how he was ashamed to be around those he loved because he thought he wasn't good enough, and that Teddy'll never get to know this great man, this legend, this hero that is his father.

Remus Lupin is an absolutely wonderful and kindhearted person, though he has every right and reason to be bitter. He had been a werewolf basically all his life and he thought he lost all of his best friends which undoubtedly must have been hard. But he took everything like such a champ and radiated love through everything he did. He cared so much about Harry and his other students that it made my heart melt. It was so unfortunate that the majority of the Wizarding World treated him like a monster because he couldn't help what he was. All he ever tried to do was make the best of it. But he tried to protect others from himself which was so sweet but so heartbreaking. I'm so glad he got to fall in love before he died, though I only wish he got to spend some more time with his wife. Not to mention Teddy, who just about breaks my heart every time I hear his name. I'm sure Remus would have been a great father to him. He's just an overall amazing man and I so wish he was in the books and ...more

9 George Weasley George Weasley

Fred and George are possibly my second and third favorite characters (right after Luna). They are like the comic relief of the whole series. In Universal Studios, I was able to visit their shop and buy my own purple Pygmy Puff! That was probably the happiest moment of my entire life.
Anyway, they are incredible characters. They stood up to Umbridge, a feat people would fear to complete (I mean, she makes kids write with their own blood), they did their own thing, despite people warning them not to. I bawled my eyes out when Fred dies! George must have been traumatized!

George is a hilarious guy, and if you don't agree then why are you even reading this list? He and his twin are successful in their own way. The jokes always lighten the mood, even when they are going into certain death. Great character!

I think they should replace Umbridge dying instead of this young man's twin. They aren't my favourite characters but they're awesome, anyways. Not as good as Harry Potter but not as bad as Umbridge or Rita Skeeter. I should say I would put them around seventh or eighth best. The part that I liked them the most is that how they departed from Hogwarts during Umbridge's time in Hogwarts. That makes me dab my eyes when I watched them separate for the first time.

Four reasons for liking them:
1. They are extremely funny (cracking up because of them often)
2. The fireworks and leaving scene in the movie and the swamp and leaving Hogwarts in the books. Epic moment, I will never forget.
3. Weasley's wizard wheezes, I've always wanted to go there.
4. They are idols, showing that you can quote Ginny "do anything, as long as you have enough nerve".
Love them with all my heart, one of the reasons I cried during DH, I hated that they were separated at the end. But the legacy live on.

10 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

Neville Longbottom is the most underrated Harry Potter character in the whole Harry Potter Franchise. He went from zero to hero through out the whole franchise, in the Philosopher's Stone he was constantly bullied by Slytherine for no reason. Neville, we love him, I love him and you love him. Neville is a character who is treated in a way which makes us all love him. Neville doesn't get enough credit, because he is a very talented wizard, he was constantly abused by his family he was even dropped out of a window to be proven a wizard. He has a constant bad luck streak! Severus Snape always scares him. Despite being the victim in the movies he has the biggest heart and will fight along side his friends and stand up to the evils, such as Bellatrix Lestrange, Draco Malfoy and even Voldemort. He is the one who stood up to Voldemort and gave the greatest speech in Harry Potter History! Plus Neville has changed through out the years becoming shy, mistreated and innocent to strong, ...more

He is so cool! I'll be honest, Granger is still probably my favorite, but I love Neville! He is so kind and pure! He is clumsy and forgetful, but ends up being so brave! He is the one who continues Dumbledore's Army after Harry, Ron, and Hermione have to look for Horcruxes. He stands up to the Carrows during Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, but even before then, in The Order Of The Phoenix he stands up to Bellatrix. He doesn't go looking for a fight, but will stand up for what and who he believes in! He is always willing to help, and he will always be there. Neville grows so much over the series, but he is always so pure and willing to help. He might seem like a minor character, but he is so important and so amazing that he really stands out, even among those who have more lines.

Neville is a very underrated character in the series! He is my absolute favorite! I have had a small crush on him for a while too. He helps Harry battle against the death eaters. He is actually a very important character because he could have been the chosen one instead of harry, and his parents were a special part of his backstory. He stood up the Lestrange and was always risking his life for his friends! He also killed Nigini! He killed the stupid snake to save Hermionie and Ron from being eaten! He helped kill Voldemort. Speaking of Voldemort, this AMAZING kid stood up to Voldemort too! He gave one of the best speeches ever! He showed Voldemort that love is better than anything else! Neville is just amazing! He should at least be in the top 5!

What the heck? DRACO? BELLATRIX? VOLDEMORT are higher up than Neville? Are you kidding me right now? Neville is amazing. He was bullied by Draco, Pansy, basically all the Slytherins, not to mention Snape who basically tortured him his whole life, so cruelly and viciously that Snape was his biggest fear?! And SNAPE is higher than Neville? Sorry, but nothing Snape does will ever make up for his absolutely evil, cruel nature. Neville took on Crabbe and Goyle by himself in their first year! He killed Nagini, which saved Harry's life. He loved his parents so much even though they were loony and didn't recognize him. He stuck up to Bellatrix, he risked his life so many times to defend his parents. He restarted the the. He gives hope to all the poor supposed "losers" out there. He proves that just because no one believes in you does not mean that you can't do everything that you want to do. He is made of completely utterly pure GOODNESS. There is not one unlikable trait about Neville from ...more

The Contenders
11 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.

A very interesting character. As Tom Riddle, he wasn't evil, necessarily, but rather was ambitious and devious enough to undergo a death-defying transformation by which his existent cruelty manifested into an inhuman incarnation of evil. His discrimination against half-bloods is sophisticated, as he himself is half blooded. When choosing to kill either Harry or Neville, he chose half blooded Harry. A particularly fascinating part, in my opinion, was when Harry gave Voldemort the choice to become "a man" instead of the shriveled baby at the platform of Death. Go reread the very end of Deathly Hallows, Harry and Riddle's duel.

He might need a little plastic surgery but, he was one of the main characters. So, people thought he was amazing but, he was an amazing wizard not to mention but he was handsome as a teen. Then, he landed a place in everyone's hearts because of his bad childhood without parents.

The best villain ever in any fantasy series. His dark arts skills are just simply wondrous. He should be among top 5 characters, at least. Nobody can match YOU -KNOW- WHO's powers (except the great Harry Potter, of course and Dumbledore too )

He's hilarious. There's a reason everyone makes fun of him, and makes jokes about him. He tries to be evil, as evil as he possibly can, and he is, but he isn't nearly as evil as Umbridge.

12 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.

I love Draco, but that doesn't mean that he was a good person. He was a bully, and it was his choice to become a Death Eater. He didn't redeem himself by the end of the series, but I like the idea of him becoming a better person later on.

He's my favorite character, but that doesn't mean I support everything he's done.

Draco had no choice to choose between good and bad and he never had good parents. He deserves a lot better than all this even though he was a bully he never wanted to be a part of bad side and if you have seen deleted scene of deathly hallows part 2 you know a lot better.

Okay, first of all, Draco is not a villain. Despite all of the haters out there who dismiss him as a stupid villain and bully. When Draco is supposed to kill Dumbledore, he stalls for time. He also lets slip in the book that he didn't want the other Death Eaters to come to Hogwarts. Sure he's a bully sometimes, but that doesn't make him a bad person. His bullying comes from his mom and dad. And his Mom only wants the best for Draco, and only threatens Harry and Ron because they were kind of being jerks to Draco. So that's where the good in him comes from. He's not exactly a hero or a villain, he's just trying to survive. I really understand Draco's story line. But, if you ask me, Draco is anything but a villain.

Draco is incredible. He may have been a bully, but you can EASILY see in the last few movies that he feels guilty and that he doesn't want to be a death eater. Quote from Draco "I have to do this, I have to kill you or they'll kill me." he didn't want to kill Dumbledore (and he didn't) but he was just trying to save himself. Besides he pretty much saved Harry in the Deathly hallows when Harry, Hermione and Ron were captured and Bellatrix asked Draco if it was Harry so they could kill him (harry was injured so they didn't know) and Draco said he didn't know even though he clearly knew... Bottom line DRACO ROCKS

13 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

Ginny Weasley is my favorite. She is just such a beautiful, bold, bright, wise and brave character! I don't know why, but I think she replaced Hermione as my favorite character! She is just as good, but not noticed. She is the Quidditch Queen! (Remember this quote?) "I think it's brilliant" I replace it's with she's, that's it.

Ginny Weasley is definitely the best character! People say that she was totally nonexistent in the first few books, then suddenly turned into a magnificent beautiful diva in the fifth-sixth book. ...Wrong. If you read closer, you could see Ginny's progression. Being possessed at the age of 11? Honestly? That's difficult. Slowly she went from a shy, nervous girl to getting more confident and strong. She turned into an awesome young woman. I absolutely love Hermione, she's my second favorite, but I loved Ginny more for another reason, one that she was she so easy to laugh. I'm more like Hermione, honestly, a bossy schoolgirl, and I utterly adored Ginny's sense of humor and bravery. I think the order should be Hermione first, because even if she's my second favorite more people love her, then Ginny, then Luna (who's my third favorite). Stop shunning Ginny, and realize how AMAZING she is!

Ginny is my all time favorite character in the novels. For those who have only seen the movies and don't like Ginny as much as other characters, I get it completely. In the movies Ginny seems to be a damsel in distress most of the time (notice I didn't say all the time) and her relationship with Harry just seems anti-climatic as compared to the books. Honestly this is the only real complaint I have about the series.
However, if you have read the books then you know how much Ginny has grown as a person. She starts off as an extremely shy girl who is actually quite lonely, but then you find out she is this witty and strong woman who just hasn't had enough book time to be seen that way.
Last, but not least, I understand if Ginny is not your favorite (as I am also quite fond of characters like Neville and Hermione) and this post was in no way supposed to be offensive. I know how defensive some people are about their opinions so you should know that this was only mine.

I hate Ginny. Just because she opened the Chamber of Secrets does not mean she's awesome. Ginny showed up, like, twice in the books and people pretty much made up her personality. They said she was talented, kind, brave, strong, and loyal. Ginny's not that at all. And look how rude she was to the kind, strong, brave, pretty Fleur. Just because Fleur's pretty, Ginny had to step up and call her a cow. Rude. Mean. Menacing. Terrible. Ginny's also a little sassy-pants and jealous girl. Remember how poor Ron accidentally hit a girl and Ginny laughed and embarrassed him in front of everyone? Terrible girl.

14 Dobby Dobby

Whoa! Now what can you say about the character who saved Harry so many times?
If he didn't warn Harry at the beginning of the chamber of secrets, will you tell me what would have happened? If he didn't... Well kill him more than saving him, he wouldn't have been injured.
But
If he didn't save Harry at the last in the Malfoy Manor, what do you think, wouldn't Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna, Dean, Griphook and Olivander be dead? If yes, then, could Lord Voldemort be defeated?
I just love Dobby

I really wish Dobby appeared more. He was so cute and brave and SPOILERS died for Harry Potter and his friends. Dobby has no master and will always be a free elf.

Lots of people died for Harry, but Dobby has something good in it. Sure, only an elf could do that kind of Apparition. 'Pitiful' isn't the same as 'good', but surely we all pity the fact that Dobby gets death threats five times a day? Did Kreacher? And Winky just sat there crying. But if Kreacher and Dobby both came and defied their masters, their old ones, I would still like Dobby. Kreacher would defy his masters for reparation. Dobby would defy his masters because they were cruel to him, which makes him different. He seeks what an elf knows not. He seeks revenge and payback. He defies Lucius, Narcissa, Bellatrix and a few others, but mostly his old masters, because he cares about elf rights and is angry that they treated him coldly. I like Hermione here, but back to Dobby. And he's repaying Harry for freeing him, by freeing him. Lets see, Severus Snape on here. Dobby was fair to those fair to him, sought revenge for those who were not, and was unafraid of death. How come elves ...more

No one can hate Dobby. With all his helping Harry despite him having to punish himself "Most severely" afterwards, he is one of the best heroes in all of my favorite stories. One of my all-time favorite characters!

15 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.

Hagrid is such a big gentle giant and was the first guy to treat Harry nicely and rescue him from the Dursley's when they refused to let Harry go to Hogwarts. He is a very underrated character.

Hagrid is underrated. He deserves more love. He was the one that introduced Harry to the wizarding world in the first place. He is so kind and caring, even to dangerous creatures such as Norbert, Fluffy, and Aragog. He's incredibly loyal to Dumbledore and Hogwarts, and is a great friend to Harry.

As a character Hagrid provides comic relief and an uplifting side to an otherwise dark story. The way Rowling embedded his character into the story is fantastic as the story called for a simple character who was there for Harry from the beginning to the end. His parents having been killed and Sirius imprissoned, there still needed to be a character Harry could rely on, even if he didn't know it until 13 years of age. Dumbledore and McGonnagal are both far too busy and in positions of direct superiority in the school to allow for this kind of relationship, and Snape, although he did care for Harry more than once, had too many childhood issues with Harry's parents to warrent a comparable relationship. So Hagrid fills this void by being a grounds keeper who is simple minded enough to be on the main three characters' mindset level and still be old enough to take care of them in times of need.

Hagrid?!? Number 18?!? Think people, he brought harry to privet drive, was always nice, brought buckbeak, gave harry a birthday cake, etc. How can Dobby be infront of this guy! Dobby just is a house elf that almost killed harry by the bulger in quiditch, is a little funny and cute. I know he saved harry and all but Hagrid was there from start to finish always respecting the trio and Dumbledore. So he should switch spots with Dobby! Dobby should be where Alastor moody is! So, Hagrid is funny, loyal, kind, heartwarming, and mysterious at first. So vote for Hagrid and at least make him in the top ten! Agree!

16 Minerva McGonagall Minerva McGonagall

She is such an amazing character! I love how she stands up to Umbridge. I also love the line "Have a biscuit Potter," when Harry gets sent to her office when he yells at Umbridge... OR even when she tells Harry (and indirectly Umbridge) "I will assist you to become an Auror if it is the last thing I do! If I have to coach you nightly, I will make sure you achieve the required results! '"

She is a wonderful mentor to Harry, Ron and Hermione, when Dumbledore wasn't there for them.

Another passage I loved was "I should have made my meaning plainer,' said Professor McGonagall, turning at last to look Umbridge directly in the eyes. 'He has achieved high marks in all defense Against the Dark Arts tests set by a competent teacher.'"

McGonagall is by far the best character. She is head of Gryffindor house. She hates Umbridge and the Death Eaters. In the last book she was amazing. She fought the death eaters. She would charge down the halls with desks in the Battle of Hogwarts. She cares about her students a lot she likes her house. She is very fair. She is also very loyal to Dumbledore and she is Hermione's favorite teacher.

I must say, when I saw her this low, I was going to puke. People think this is a strict old lady, but she's got an inner sense of humor. She can brew the Animagus Potion, conjure a Patronus, fight Snape and Voldemort, live, be fierce and loyal to Dumbledore (he will not be single-handed!), stands up bravely towards the Carrows. I love to here her say, "May I ask what you are doing, Professor Carrow?" it makes me laugh so hard. I thought it would be appropriate if she married Dumbledore. Sure, she's not as skilled, but she's this type of inner-skilled.
If Harry dueled her, and they were the same age, blast! He was saved but a million times by luck. The Stone: His mother's love, Ron and Hermione. Tom Riddle: Fawkes and the Sorting Hat. Dementors: That was pretty good, but it was because somebody taught him. He didn't accidentally say 'EXPECTO PATRONUM'. Voldemort: Oh really? The wands. Battle of DOM: Members of the Order, and it was his fault. What did he achieve in Half-Blood ...more

She is so amazing! So solid and dependable and also so hilarious at times, she is ace and I love her. Her early life was so sad, she has been through a lot but she stayed strong and never let anyone get the better of her (especially not Umbridge! ). Also she is scottish (like me)! GO MCGONAGALL!

17 Bellatrix Lestrange Bellatrix Lestrange A psychotic death eater who escaped from Azkaban, and is fiercely loyal to Voldemort. Murderer of many people such as Sirius Black, and also a sadist who drove the Longbottoms mad.

Best character in the whole of Harry Potter, more evil than Voldemort, love the twisted and sadistic personality. Her wand is so cool, too, especially how it's bent, it shows just how twisted this chick is.

Bella is awesome!
I love her craziness and everything.
And she is not all evil, she was made like that.
The Black family is known for being interested in dark arts and their obsession of keeping the line and the wizarding world pure. And that's how Cygnus and Druella Black raised their daughters.
Yes, Andromeda was strong enough to leave all of this behind her and see how wrong this all was, but Bella just couldn't. They had already brainwashed her and she wasn't strong enough to do anything against it. She was strong in another way, a powerful witch, but she couldn't see past the Black pureblood obsession, like Sirius and Andromeda did. That's what made her what she was in the end.

But still, I love her. She amazes me. And her character really makes

Bellatrix should at least be in the top ten!

Ahem. Anyone recall she tortured Hemione? Or murdered Sirius? How about she's the one who caused one of the saddest deaths in the series, Dobby is just a sweet little elf!
I'm surprised to see psycho-mc-stabs-a-lot getting so much love.

Bellatrix did torture Hermione and Neville's parents, killed Tonks and Dobby whom she treated very poorly before. And she almost ran Hermione through with a knife! Also, she is in love with VOLDEMORT and chokes fellow death eaters. She also attacked Molly Weasley, Luna, and Ginny!

18 Nymphadora Tonks Nymphadora Tonks

Tonks is the bravest , funniest , coolest , smartest AND kindest character in the Harry Potter books ! That is so sad that I died and she deserves to be alive ! I'm a Hufflepuff and think that she is te BEST character in Harry Potter ( Cedric is also really good ) .

I liked her s much because I totally related. Trips over everything? Ok that's it this character is amazing. I suppose I like her because she's relatable. She's really powerful yet has that punk vibe! She made me laugh a lot. (Also, can change appearance at will! Cool? YES! ) I was happy when she and Remus got together, and upset when she died.

She is by far my favourite and I feel like she should have deserved a bit more scenes in the movies and the books. Her personality is just amazing. She has flaws of course which is what I like about her. Unlike Harry who thinks he has to do everything. I love her punk style but her death is so tragic! Especially since it was after she had Teddy Lupin

WHO says she can't get Horcruxes. The diary was done, so was the ring. As for the locket, she would morph into Pius Thicknesse and force Umbridge. For the diadem, she could pretend to be Severus Snape. As for the cup, she just morphs into Bellatrix. Just get done with it, she died seeking revenge, her power is love. You might have noticed me voting for Minerva and Dobby.

19 Fred Weasley Fred Weasley

I will admit he is not my favorite. However he does not deserve to be this low on the list! I am going to be honest here. I didn't cry when Dumbledore died. Or when Moody died. Or when Hedwig died (almost did though). I had never cried for any character death in any book, movie, or T.V. show. But then Fred died and finally I cried. It was only two tears but that's more then any other character death. Fred was a hilarious and awesome character and didn't deserve to be this low down.

I was reading deathly hallows at school and once I heard Percy say "no! Fred no!" I knew it happened. I sobbed uncontrollably at school then went to the field to dig a grave for him. I couldn't believe this was happening. I could t dare think or George.
My stage of crying
1. I just realised and I started softly crying
2. I read on and started sobbing. My teacher sakes me what was happening and I went "NO FRED DIED!" She read the page I was on and tried to calm me down
3. Hysterics.

Fred is funny, along with George. His parting is devastating, especially for George. He is great character to gives a ton of jokes, which really helps the darkness of the stories.

I hate how in the books how Fred and George have identical personalities. I mean, twins usually have some similarities, but seriously, it's kind of unrealistic that they have the exact same personality. If J.K. Rowling had bothered to give them some differences in personality they would be perfect.

20 Molly Weasley Molly Weasley

Harry. Sirius. Fred and George. Neville. Ginny. Hermione. These are all people who I considered voting for first. But… Molly Weasley. Mrs Weasley, who sent a boy she had met for half a minute a home knitted sweater and fudge. Mrs Weasley, who decided to spend what money her husband won on a trip to see family. Mrs Weasley, who accepted Harry into the house when he walks in with no warning whatsoever. And Mrs Weasley, who duels and defeats the greatest Death Eater of all time.

She's so much like she's described in the books! She really brings out the sort of doting on your friends but yelling at you thing. It's annoying but it's so funny with Mrs. Weasley. And no one can give a better Mrs. Weasley feel than Julie Walters. Not to mention she can cook a mean dinner! (At least according to the books...)

She is not only the mother of all the Weasley children, but she takes in Harry as one of her own in every sense. She is very likable, has a great sense of humor, and is a brilliant wizard, being the person to finally kill Bellatrix Lestrange. She deffinitely belongs on the top ten.

Molly is really very nice. She was like a mother to Harry. I still remember, her boggart was that her family is dead. It is also written that her boggart was also Harry dead. She was a very good mother who cared very much for her children. Even when Percy left his home, she started crying whenever someone said Percy's name. I love Molly...

21 Alastor Mad-Eye Moody Alastor Mad-Eye Moody

Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody... always a very cranky character. He is a very, very and VERY talented wizard, being able to perform non-verbal and wandless magic, as well as catching dozens of dark wizards. Being a cranky character, Moody does not seem right. He was a really bold Auror and known as the most famous Auror of his time. And also, his extra "Magical Eye" makes him even more interesting. He can look through stuff, look behind and all around without turning his head or anything. So overall, I really, really like this character. His "crankiness", his magical abilities, his record of dark wizard catches and also his extra "Eye" makes him one of my favourite characters of the Harry Potter franchise!

He was so funny, even when trying not to be! He was a focal point of the 4th book, and his death hit me really hard. So unexpected! Also, fun fact: my dad named his boat "Constant Vigilance" after him. He named his other boat "Azkaban".

Second-best professor, even if it wasn't really him, it definitely seems like the way he'd teach.

I personally find it funny that who we know as Mad-eye is actually mostly Crouch Jr.

22 Horace Slughorn Horace Slughorn

He was so sweet and I wish he was in more of the movies. It made me feel so bad for him when he quit his job because of tom riddle

He should be higher. Definitely in the morally gray area.

I am not theft sure but he is good.

23 Hedwig Hedwig

It was so sad seeing Harry's beautiful loyal owl die for him. It also happens so fast and she is barely mentioned after she risked her life to save Harry and Hagrid.

She is with Harry for all his years at Hogwarts, and it is so sad when she dies. Although she is only an owl, she is like a best friend to Harry.

I love Hedwig and everything but... Hedwig is an owl. That is a pretty big problem because owls cannot speak, and that limits her personality greatly. She cannot have conversations with other characters, she cannot develop, and she cannot be a very complex character of high literary merit. I'm having a hard time seeing why she's so high on the list...

I didn't feel sad when Dumbledore died, not when Sirius died, not even when Mad-Eye Moody died. But when Hedwig died, I almost CRIED.

24 Kreacher

He's not my favorite character (<3 Snivellus) but he deserves the top 20: he's so complex and underrated! That might be because of the movies, that completely eclipsed him for the main plot: getting the locket. But he, like Bellatrix, appeared only in the fifth book, and what an appearance for both of them. They both killed Sirius, but while Bella did it to "cut off the bad branches on her family tree" Kreacher actually had a good reason. Not just that, his relationship with Regulus was so deep, and seeing Sirius be like "Yeah, my brother, total loser! " he had so much compressed anger inside of himself. You see him in Deathly Hallows, when they're planning the assault of the Ministry, he's so happy just because Harry Ron and Hermione treated him decently, and gave him Regulus locket. His motivations are really complex, which makes a complex character that not so many people can enjoy!

Kreacher is one of the most complex characters in the entire series. At first, he puts on an evil/mean persona around others, but once the trio begins to spend more time with him in DH, he reveals what a flawed and emotionally damaged character he really is. Kreacher for top 20!

Funny how he hates Harry, then is kind to him. Teaches people a lesson: treat someone wrong, they'll be wrong write back at you. But one kind word can change everything.

I was so sad when harry hermione and ron had to leave him in the 7th book with death eaters! I was so relieved when I knew he was okay later in the book

25 Newt Scamander

We have had too many extrovert male leads, I agree. Newton seems like such an amazing character that would just need more getting to know. Hufflepuffs don't seem to get a lot of love and I honestly think Newt deserves the love. He did cause quite a bit of disaster, but he did of course put in plenty of effort to fix the problem(s) he caused. His history in Hogwarts really shows what a great person he is, displays his kindness, his selflessness he displayed which resulted in his sentence for expulsion when he took the blame for Leta Lestrange's experiment that risked another student's life (The experiment involved a Jarvey). He really suits the Hufflepuff label he carries around. I see him as especially an amazing inspiration for others to do what they love as he did, despite it disappointing his family. He is the wizard form of Steve Irwin, doing what he loves.

He was so awesome and funny in the new movie! He's officially one of my top 5 favourite characters in the franchise now.

He should not be included on this list. Fantastic Beasts should be separate in my opinion.

Newt is an awesome protagonist, he's super fun, and should be way higher up.

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