Best Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten
1 Hermione Granger

She's one of my favorite characters. She's really clever, and strategic, and very quick-witted. If you think about it, she's also the one who helped Ron and Harry pass their test. She's very inspiring, and gets very brave throughout the story. Hermione cares for her friends, and will risk her life to help them.

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!

I realized I I just wasted a vote on Hermione just to say how much this character annoys me. She's the stereotypical female character, always the first to cry, a killjoy, but we're supposed to like her because she's smart. People think she's badass cause she punched Malfoy that one time, but honestly she's kind of boring. She consonantly telling people off and never seems to want to do anything fun. I wish we had more Ginny like character tbh

She is so smart Brave and most of all she saved book 2 with her love of books, her knack for needed adventure, and her key stubbernous. She also saved many other books to! She is a real hero.

2 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 always is under a lot of stress at Hogwarts and has a very heavy burden on his shoulder, but he manages to remain friendly, funny, sassy and compassionate. He has nerves of steel, always lead his fellow students during dangerous situations and most of the times, he's the one to come up with a solution when they're in a desperate position in the books (the dragon to escape Gringotts, how to escape the Ministry during both times they infiltrated, etc.). He's never afraid to stand up for what's right. Even if it means confronting Voldemort. He was willing to give up his life to save his friends and the world from Voldemort. He absolutely belongs at number 1, there is no contest whatsoever.

I love harry potter and no he wasn't an idiot or didn't deserve to be the protagonist. He cared for everyone and never wanted them to die . People blame him but it was voldermort who killed everyone ...Harry was a victim and so were the others ...But he fought bravely till the end and yes people helped him but that doesn't mean he didn't do anything okay...he did a great job but oh wait he is the hero he should do this ...nothing great right. But when he lashes out at someone because of depression and stress which is understandable, heck no he is the worst ...like really people double standards 🙄 Anyways movies cut a lot of his witty ,sassy and humble moments. So no he wasn't stupid and useless..Read the books

Harry is seriously the bravest of the lot. He follows his guts, which proves that he has self-confidence in himself. He never judges anyone and becomes friends with them for themselves, not for popularity. And to be honest, he is the brightest when it comes to streetsmart. No not Hermione smart, but he is such a good problem solver. And he is tough as steel, nobody can break him

Really the best, I hate that stupid Luna. All she did was yell at the poor guy. He saved Hogwarts. Powerful, honest, and passionate, harry is truly the best

3 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.

Despite the fact that he's rather horrible in character he does some good things. I'm not sure if these actions should cancel out the really horrible things he's done, but that being said, he's my favourite because he is by far one of the most fascinating characters in Harry Potter. There's such a depth to him, and honestly, a book written from his point of view would be just as interesting as the ones written from Harry's because he's just such an interesting and unique character.

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.

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

You are wrong, I hate to be the one to break it to you but you are all wrong. Albus Dumbledore is the greatest character ever. He's complex in a way that isn't revealed until the seventh book and even with his past he still shows a genuine care for Harry. His character is dynamic and thorough especially his dialogue and how he almost always speaks in riddles. He serves a major part in the story and that plot that isn't forced, making the whole book character driven. How he seems to know it all, and knows how much he should or shouldn't tell, and his judgment of character in others, he is the most trustworthy and all-knowing character in the book.

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 think he is truly the most complex and interesting character in the series (yes even above Snape), and for me the most beloved. I think he is critically misunderstood by many, seen as a scheming, uncaring mastermind.

However, it is abundantly clear to me, from almost every scene that JK Rowling writes him in, every line of dialogue, that Dumbledore is the character who understands more deeply than any other the nature and power of love.

The power of love is the ultimate theme of Rowling's novels and Dumbledore's character is for me a perfect example of ultimate human compassion. He demonstrates over and over again, to Harry and every other person he encounters, the power of love, compassion and self-sacrifice, and he himself embodies these virtues more than any other, even Snape, in thought, deed, word and intent. These qualities are the reason he is so adored and revered by the wizarding world, not to mention his humility (though not too much of it; he is well aware ...more

Has anyone forgot how he sent out Harry like 'Ok, Harry, you're going to defeat the Dark Lord, and live. ' Also, he's the one who told Snape to kill him and not explain to anyone that he was told to do so and Dumbledore would've died anyway. He practically was like 'Ok, Snape, kill me, act like a bad guy. Next, die in front of Harry, ya know, cause you love that dude. Anyway, cry, and give him your memories instead of me simply telling him. ' He could've let Lordy kill that piece of him inside Harry, but noo. Let him get himself killed a lot later, yes, cause that's sensible. I know his tragic backstory, but unlike Snape, it just seethes under your skin. Dumbledore, at the same age Harry was when he was defeating Lordy, was planning with Grindewald-a darn bad villain-to rule the Muggles. Yeah, sure, he's a good guy. I know he got over it. He's a good guy when he's not telling someone to die.

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.

Wow, fifth place? I can't even summon an ounce of respect for those who 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 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 ...more

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 so funny and quirky! I'm not saying I have a crush on him, or anything, but no one can hate Ronald Billius Weasley! It's part of his personality that no one can hate him. Anyone who says that they don't like him, I hate THEM.

6 Sirius Black

Brave, takes risks, loving, values trust and adventure. Sirius is a real Gryffindor. He helps Harry through it all and when he died he told Harry everything was alright. Through it all he was what kept harry the spirited young boy we know today.

He's really nice and cares about Harry a lot when everyone thought he was bad.
by the way, joke...
After the 4th book, things get dead Sirius.
Pun intended!

He is my favourite character in the whole book. He was brave, kind and loyal. Harry couldn't have received a better godfather. He was the one who could easily die for his loved ones. I must say, I want to have someone like Sirius in my life. He is the most inspiring and the best character in Harry Potter.

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

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 ...read more.

Luna is the best kind of Character that can happen in Harry Potter! Her quirkiness and her not caring about what other people think about her sets her apart and makes her the best, well, Luna that she can be!

Wow. That’s just a wow. What an awesome character, the greatest friend ever. Though she’s unpopular, made fun of, you should remember what happened to her mother. Dying a gruesome death right in front of Luna, you’d think Luna would be somewhat like draco malfoy or a raving madman, she stands strong. Haters, stop hating, because even more than Ginny weasley Luna has pushed through, remained strong, not caring what other people think of her. That takes true bravery.

Luna deserves to be on the top. She is a beautiful soul. She is ecentric and she valued friendship more than anything. She supported the Dumbledore's army wholeheartedly and was really brave. She was support to everyone trapped in Hogwarts during deathly hallows.

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. )

8 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 so awesome. I honestly think he can be just as bad-ass as Sirius (and James), and any other character for that matter; with the added bonus of keeping his head in a crisis, and being responsible. It also breaks my heart about how afraid he was to hurt anyone with his werewolf condition, and how hard he fought with himself about marrying and having a child with Tonks. He faced discrimination and was shunned by most of the wizarding world, for something that he couldn't help. He stayed strong through it all: being a werewolf, losing James and Sirius, finding out that Peter was a traitor, and both wizarding wars, along with a ton of other things. Also, it pained me so much when Sirius died, he was the one keeping the most calm and HE was the one who held Harry back, even though at that point he had just lost HIS BEST FRIEND. Remus Lupin is a completely under appreciated character, and he deserves much more than that.

9 George Weasley

like George and Fred are twins, they share so many things, they would never leave you bored, lonely, sad, they always have a way of giving advice and cheering you up. even if its not even real just listening to the funny things they say and the inspiring things they say can actually help you in real life too.

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!

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.

I cried so hard when Fred died. Why, J. K, why?!?! Anyway, they always make me laugh. After a long day, they'll always make me laugh hard. Especially in the last book; "Trust me, Harry, we don't fancy it. Imagine if we were turned into scrawny little gits forever? " Anyway, they're hilarious, and I wish I met people like these guys in real life.

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.

You know what? Let me say this clearly. He's one of the best villains in any series. His face, his voice, everything is fit to be the best villain.

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 )

The Contenders
11 Neville Longbottom

I like Neville because he isn't exactly smart, but he's a very good person. He may get bullied a lot, but he always comes back with twice the enthusiasm. Plus he found the room of requirement in the movie, and did a lot of other super helpful things throughout the series. I don't know how Neville didn't make it into the top ten, but I want him too!

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.

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 Ginny Weasley

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 the absolute best and most AMAZING harry potter character. Her transformation is just beautiful. She is the prettiest female I have EVER SEEN! She is much better than Loony and she has stuck up for people. EVERYONE should love. Me and my friends have even made a club called "We love Ginny Weasley!"

She's so cute, in the movies, when she first sees Harry, I love how she just stops talking immediately, staring at him, then turns right around and heads back up the stairs after he simply says. "Hi." XD Harry and Ginny deserve each other!
Someone please come up with a couple name for them

Ginny is by far the best she will soon be the best character, WHICH SHE IS! Ginny Weasley is the ABSOLUTE BEST character, she had a beautiful transformation and I admire her courage. She is easily the prettiest character and she leaves everyone in the dust thanks to her beauty.

13 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.

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.

my favorite character and not because I think he's cute or whatever, I love his character it took my a while before I could understand his backstory but if you think about Draco didn't want to be seen as evil, though he may be mean sometimes he still proved himself that he did want what was set out for him by his parents, I couldn't help but fall in love with his character and his whole journey. all you have to do is look beyond his mean side and see a nice person who just wants to have a better life.

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

He's as much a victim as anybody else. His beliefs are gotten from his own twisted upbringing - rather than putting Draco himself at fault, surely it'd be better for his critics to look at the real reason for his purist attitude: Lucius, his father. I'm not saying that Draco is a good person, no - just that he's not necessarily as bad as people make him out to be. Don't forget also, that Harry is the protagonist. Of course his enemy is going to only be portrayed in a bad light as much as possible - but that means that any good side he has is hidden. And he does have a good side, a conscience, that is to say - he evidences this in Deathly Hallows.

14 Dobby

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!

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

Bad Dobby Bad Dobby Bad Dobby! The house elf that saved Harry and was so cute. She had the most painful death in the whole movie however...

I love Dobby so much I do not want to read book 7 because I know he will die. He is so sweet and loyal and gave everything up for his friends. He made mistakes but everything was to protect Harry. I must admit I think his voice in the movie was unfitting but he is just the most adorable creature ever! It's so unfair he must die. RIP 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. ...read more.

Hagrid should be ranked WAY higher he is just the best. Maybe his idea of "interesting creatures" aren't the best but he is so kind!

Such a brave, sweet character! Sure, sometimes not the brightest crayon in the box, he’s still an amazing Gryffinpuff through and through!

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

If your wondering why I didn't pick Dumbledore, it's because Minerva McGonagall is just the ideal teacher. If I were to pick anyone to teach me, I would definitely choose her.

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 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.

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.

Okay, okay. This is weird. I mean, she killed Sirius! And she's just a very yucky person. But her actor is just so good at being bad! Helena Bonham Carter is just MEANT for this role!

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!

If I had to choose a favorite antagonist, villain, or Death Eater, it'd be Bellatrix for the win! She's amazing, and the actor portrays her so well. Her attitude in the books and the movies is how a true villain behaves. Unlike some villains (COUGH COUGH SCOURGE FROM WARRIORS), she doesn't hold a grudge for a lifetime, and she has a personality that should be the definition of DEATH EATER!

People this lady is AMAZING I am crazy don't judge and yes I root for the bad guys HARRY POTTER GO TO HELL. I agree that mudbloods are just filith who never belonged in the wizarding world " don't judge or I will find you and use the cruciatus curse on you." I just love her Helena Bonham Carter did an amazing job playing her to any Sweeney Todd fans Bellatrix Lestrange is just like Mrs. Lovett crazy and totally in love with the bad guy

18 Nymphadora Tonks

Everyone's favorite metamorphages. Tonks' personality reflects her appearance. Not to mention that Natalia Tena is amazing at her part. I honestly can't think of a better actor for her!

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.

She´s a clumsy little mama´s girl really lol!
Her hair is really cool one minute it´s violet like the sunset and then POOF it´s bubblegum-pink!

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

19 Molly Weasley

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...)

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 really the best Weasley. We need to get her above Ron, Ginny and Fred & George (they shouldn't even be combined: they're different people...) Even though her kids & husband are a bit disappointing (other than King Percy) she is great. And she should definitely not be below Tonks (Tonks could hardly be considered relevant). MOLLY! MOLLY! MOLLY!

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...

20 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.

Why is George voted super high but then he’s voted super low this is not right he’s should be higher because he’s super funny and is a super good character.

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.

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.

21 Alastor Mad-Eye Moody

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".

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

He's so important I was so bummed when he died

He is one of my favorite characters!

22 Horace Slughorn

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

Cool Professer. Just the give him WAY too much screen time.

He is friendly, which is a rare gift among the Slytherins

I am not theft sure but he is good.

23 Hedwig

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.

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 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...

Hedwig is a very sweet owl. It was extremely tragic when she died. She was the only friend of Harry in the privet drive. "Hedwig wants to be let out of her cage! "

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!

Okay, so I hated Kreacher all through the series until the very end in the Battle of Hogwarts when all those house elves ran out of the Hogwarts Kitchens carrying weapons with Kreacher leading them and I was like I LOVE KREACHER. It was right when Harry needed them and yeah. Also when Harry, Hermoine, and Ron were apparating out of the ministry in the Deathly Hallows and Yaxley grabbed onto them and they accidentally apparated him into Grimmauld Palace and Harry thought about poor Kreacher with his soup and I was like, awww! That's it, just wanted to say that although Dobby will always be the number one house-elf, Kreacher is pretty good too.

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.

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!

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.

Me and newt r exactly the same because we both love magical creatures. And he is just the best,he should be higher. About 20 steps higher

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