Top 10 Best Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten
1 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.

He is amazing and very considerate of others. Honestly he deserves his popularity because he is just very nice and I am glad he defeated Voldemort once and for all. Also as a Snape fan I REALLY like how he supported Snape after he found out the truth and even named one of his kids after Snape!

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.

Harry is absolutely my favorite character! I hate it when people always focus on his bad qualities. I love that J.K Rowling made him so complicated, it makes him more real. He's got tons of good qualities, he's brave, smart, kind, and completely badass. Plus he's like the sass king. I love his sarcasm with Dudley, Draco, Umbridge, and other enemies. He always manages to win in a battle of wits. And he's an awesome rebel! Whenever there's a mystery, he wont care about rules, he'll just do whatever it takes to solve the mystery. My favorite thing about Harry is his loyalty. Just because he's had so few people be nice to him before Hogwarts, he's fiercely protective of his friends. Like he immediately defends Ron and Hagrid, when Draco insults them. But the exact moment when I fell in love with Harry, was when he freed Dobby from the evil Lucius Malfoy, if that isn't enough to make this kid lovable, well...

2 Hermione Granger

Hermione is nice and just slayys. she is also a great witch to look up to when watching harry potter. To me she is a big role model. Hermione is a person in harry potter that is every different and came from the muggle world but that dosen't take every thing away from her. She is just a true friend from just watching and read the movies and books and I think that every one should look up to her. and I do hope to be just like hermione one day.

Hermione is one of the cleverest characters. Some people call her THE GOOGLE. For their parents safety she did the worst thing you can imagine. Made her parents forget her. She was taking care of boys and being good mother.

I absolutely love Hermione! I see her as a sort of a role model, and I want to be just as smart and brave and elegant as she is. And I'm already on my way! For example, (not to brag) I am already at least top three of my current class and I received very, very good marks last term. One day I'll become a better person than even her, I hope.

Well, in the first movie she was annoying as hell but she quickly made it to my list of favourite characters. While she'll never beat Bellatrix, she's definitely up near the top.

3 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.

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!

Professor McGonagall: 'Could you do something about the scar, Dumbledore? '
Dumbledore: 'Even if I could, I wouldn't. Scars can come in useful. I have one myself above my left knee which is a perfect map of the London Underground. ' (From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)
Laugh out loud! Dumbledore is a priceless character that carries wisdom and weirdness everywhere he goes.

4 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.

Honestly, I feel bad for Snape. People always say he was evil, but he was just heartbroken. Lily DIED. His best friend DIED. Sure he got jealous because Lily got married to James, but you can't blame him. How would you feel if your best friend/crush ran off with someone else? He was good. He spied on Voldemort for Dumbledore. That was brave. Sure he made a lot of mistakes, but he learned from them. And he was also bullied his whole life. Getting bullied can change you. Especially when your best friend/crush gets married to the person who was bullying you. He kind of reminds me of Lord Cassius from Keeper of the Lost Cities. If you love the Harry Potter books, you will love Keeper of the Lost Cities. Snape was also very loyal. To Lily, Dumbledore, and a lot of other people. Ever heard the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover"? That was practically MADE for Severus Snape. He's probably the most amazing character in the world

Personally, I think that Snape is the best Harry Potter character because he switched sides to fight the Dark Lord, who murdered his first love, Lily Potter. Snape was also extremely brave and sometimes I feel that Snape shouldn't have been in Slytherin, but in Gryffindor instead. He was also a really brave man to kill Dumbledore. I also like Snape because he was a spy who was on Dumbledore's side after Voldemort murdered Lily. He made a lot of mistakes, and even when everyone thought that Snape was a bad guy eventually he turned out to be an extremely good person. Caring for Harry truly showed that he loved Lily a lot. James Potter, on the other hand, was a really bad guy because he bullied Snape in school. If he hadn't done that, maybe Snape would've been nice to Harry and maybe Harry wouldn't hate him at first.

Oh, GOD I hate him. For the people who actually LIKED Lily x Snape, I'll just die and throw up over here. He ONLY liked Lily for her looks, and didn't even care if her son, or her husband, or anyone she loved or cared about died as long as Snape could just "love" her from a distance! He's just plain gross on that. I guess he's SORT of cool with his powers but I just want to say you should NOT look up to HIM.

Literally the best HP character. If you hate this guy, you literally have no taste in characters whatsoever. He's literally AWESOME and not to mention very selfless and considerate of others when it came to protecting people's lives.
Also he is very underrated and has too many haters and this also applies to Draco because I see good in both Snape and Draco.

5 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.

Definitely the most underrated Golden Trio member and I liked him because he made me laugh! Ron Weasley is very cool In my opinion.

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.

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.

Ron is my favorite! I have not read the books, only the movies. I feel like he was only jealous because he felt he wasn't good enough for Hermione. In the movie called "The Deathly Hallows Part 1" he only left because he felt left out and felt that something was going on between Hermione and Harry. When he came back I understand why Hermione was mad but Ron really didn't deserve that. He left because he was upset! He had the strength to break the horcruxes (sorry if that's spelt wrong) when it showed his biggest fear and showed Harry and Hermione saying rude things then kissing. I know it was fake but I mean, would any of you be able to do that after seeing something of your best friend and crush kiss? I just feel people don't "understand" him. I mean we all probably have been jealous. He doesn't really get recognized in the golden trio because Hermione is very smart and Harry survived and killed Voldemort! But no one really recognized how brave he is for facing his fear more then ...more

6 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.

I loved Sirius, and was so devastated when he died. He was cool and reminded me a bit of myself. He was also rather brilliant, considering he was animagus and that is one of the hardest forms of magic to master. He was also enjoyable and I am disappointed that he was only around for a few books.

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 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 rook-like house near the village of Ottery St Catchpole in Devon. more.

The best Ravenclaw! I can relate to her because she is unique like I am and she is also smart. She is a good role model like Hermione both Hermione and Luna are AWESOME!

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. )

I loved how quirky and carefree that Luna was. She showed many people that she didn't care what they thought of her and I think that is a great character trait to have. She is defiantly in my top ten favorite characters.

She is JUDT my FAVOURITE character in Harry Potter since the first time she came out in the books. I love that she has this weird personality. She wouldn't be Luna without it. And it's also great that she's in ravenclaw, meaning she is very smart too.

8 Remus Lupin

Lupin was most definitely one of my favorite characters. He was smart and brave and I could really relate to him. I wished he was in more books and played a bigger role, and I was devastated when he died. One of the best DADA professors that Hogwarts ever had, and I would say that he is my favorite character overall. He was calm and kind to everyone, caring about others over himself.

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.

9 George Weasley

I liked Fred and George, they were really the comic relief and would lighten up the books. I was sad when Fred died, but I really just wish they had a bit more differences in personality.

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!

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 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.

The Contenders
11 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

12 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.

Underrated and overhated. I get it, he's a "bully", but James was WAY worse than he was. The only reason people forgive James is because James is a Gryffindor. Like just give Draco a chance like not all Slytherins are bad I think Draco and Snape are awesome. Just because they were forced into being Death Eaters doesn't mean they're bad people. Honestly, "Order of the Phoenix", and "Death Eater" are just labels. They don't form your personality. I support Draco because he didn't want to bully the Golden Trio or join the Death Eaters but his parents had forced him to do those things. Oh and before you ask, no, I do not have a crush on him. Actually, I have a crush on Severus Snape, but that doesn't mean that I cannot enjoy Draco's character as well.

Draco is one of my favorite characters, though he wasn't the best person. Even though that is the case, you can tell that in the last few books/movies he feels bad about this and didn't want to be a Death Eater anymore. He clearly tells the Death Eaters that he doesn't recognise Harry even though he clearly does, and he doesn't want to kill Dumbledore. There is a deleted scene in the last Deathly Hollows movie that shows Draco running and throwing his wand to Harry so he can fight Voldemort. He didn't have great parents as role models, and though that doesn't excuse his behavior in the past, he still rocks, in my opinion.

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

MY SECOND FAVORITE CHARACTER, EVER! For the people who think she is pathetic, your logic is pathetic, and a little pitiful, not her. I hated Cho from the second she came in. She was older than Harry, and was plain boring. Lets look at her character. *looks at black sheet of paper* Oh, right. She doesn't HAVE any. Meanwhile, THIS gal is being the most awesome she can be, even without harry! And she is SO much prettier than Cho!

Gal rules .Ginny is the best. Whoever hates Ginny she is cool so repeat after me: Ginny is da best! I wish Ginny was a vampire queen of just a vampire because that would make her even cooler. Just because she opened the chamber of secrets that doesn't mean she is stupid

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.

14 Dobby

I like how he tried to save Harry's life and stayed loyal to Harry. Sure, he went the wrong way about trying to save Harry's life but think about it, this poor elf was literally abused by Lucius and Narcissa and had very little time outside of serving them. Can you blame him? I couldn't. Plus he's an elf and not a human and even humans make mistakes.

I love Dobby! We're would Harry be if Dobby didn't warn him about the chamber of secrets? When he died, (I'm sure that 98 percent of people did this) I was SO SAD. I literally cried for about 19 minutes when I was reading the deathly hallows part when he died. He grew up with the Malfoys who treated him horribly. He definitely should be higher on the list.

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

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.
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

15 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.

Hagrid was so caring and nice towards everyone, and he was really just a great guy. He always tried his best and was just fun to read about. Nothing boring ever happened when Hagrid was around!

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!

Rubeus Hagrid is my favorite Harry Potter character next to Hermione Granger. Hagrid is totally the best and should totally at least be in top ten, or switch places with Ginny, because she is just a Mary Sue dressed pretty. Hagrid was always my favorite, ever since he set foot in the place where the Weasleys were on vacation. Especially when he meant to turn Dudley into a pig, but ended up giving him a pig tail. That was hilarious. Hagrid is so kind-hearted, warm, funny, loyal, dedicated, trust-worthy, open-minded, brave, and protective. Hagrid was the closest father Harry could get, even more than Sirius Black, because of how kind and caring he was to Harry was much more help to Harry than Sirius. Hagrid would be a wonderful father, if he was one. And Hagrid told Harry he was the wizard. Without Hagrid, Harry would still be stuck with the Dursleys and never would have learned the truth about being a wizard. And along with that, Hagrid baked Harry a birthday cake to go along with it, ...more

16 Minerva McGonagall

McGonagall is a boss. She is smart and strong and probably one of the most powerful witches/wizards besides Dumbledore, Grindewald and possibly Voldemort. She was brilliant and taught Transfiguration, one of the hardest subjects! Besides that she was an animagus which is an achievement only they best can do. She is so awesome!

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

17 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.

Ah, Bellatrix my favourite. I swear I used to crush on her so hard and I'm still obsessed. She has such a fun-loving personality, she's loyal, patient, hardworking (even though it may not seem that way). She cracks me up sometimes. When all you see is rain, think of Bellatrix who maintained her fun character after what, 15 or so years in Azkaban surrounded by dementors.

Bella is a character you love to hate. I don't know how to explain my feelings for her but I loved her character and yet I couldn't stop laughing when she died. Choosing Helena Bonham Carter to play was perfect, she made Bellatrix so savage and quite sexy.

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!

18 Nymphadora Tonks

Tonks was a funny and badass Auror. She didn't care if Remus was a werewolf or not, but she made him see the good inside of him. She definitely deserved to live and see her son grow up.

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 ) .

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

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 so fun! Troublemaker at all times, and he has such a strong relationship with all his siblings and parents, especially George. His scene where he and George cheer up the small child who was punished by Umbridge is so heartwarming. So sad he had to lose his life.

At least this time they didn't put them together, even though they are supposed to be, but after all they are just different persons and with (even slightly) different personalities, but I really expected him to be higher up though...

20 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 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...

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...)

21 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!

I liked his character, and he was a good DADA teacher (even if that wasn't really him,) I suppose I just really enjoyed his time at Hogwarts as a professor (yes I know it wasn't him but seriously, don't tell me you didn't think it was him!) and his eye is just so cool!

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.

22 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

I was so sad when she died, but she'd always been my number 1 favorite owl in the series. She's also quite pretty. Go Hedwig! PS: I love her name

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.

Hedwig died to protect Harry! She's cute and amazing and smart and faithful and loyal and reliable and fantastic and awesome and any other good attribute you can think off! Fabulous! Marvelous! Anything! She's the best!

I didn't know Hedwig died because I hadn't finished the series. But my friend decided to say out of nowhere "RIP Hedwig." This is an amazing character.

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 James Potter

He was a bullying toerag as a child to quote Lily, but he was also extremely loyal and loving friend to those he cared about, and would do just about anything for his loved ones. And most importantly; while he was an arrogant jerk sometimes as a child, he /grew up/. He grew up and became a man worthy of love and a fantastic role model. I am sure he was a marvellous father while still alive. James had a lot of flaws, and as young really needed to step down a peg and stop bullying people, but even while horrible to some he was still a wonderful friend. And like I said, he matured and became someone Lily could be proud of and love. The fact that Lily married him is all the evidence we need that he was a good man, and we've got more than that, even. So yes, James had a lot of flaws, but in the end of his life his good nature and redeeming qualities more than made up for them.

I just have this beautiful imagination of him being the cocky popular boy in school but deep down he's sweet and brave and would do anything for Lily, including becoming a better person. It's literally the most adorable love story ever! Besides Larry Stylinson. And him and Sirius being the school bad ass's together is the most glorious thing. Long live the mauraders!

I love him. I'm shocked Lily didn't like him from the beginning. I mean the hair thing, him playing with the snitch... oh come on. I know he was a total jerk to Snape, Lily's best friend, but seriously? He's so handsome...

He chases one girl all his life cause he is madly in love, loyal, funny, cool, and the best friend anyone could ask for like sirius black and Remus he turned into an animugus for lupin and was LITTERLY like a brother to Sirius! people are idiots if they hate him just because of SNAPE!

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