Top 10 Best Harry Potter Couples and Ships

The Top Ten
1 Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger

Romione for the win! This was probably the second couple I ever shipped. I read the books when I was seven, so the first ship was Harry and Ginny after reading. Anyway, this is probably my favorite ship out of all fandoms! It's beautiful how it ends up. I love that Ron makes fun of Hermione's efforts with S.P.E.W. and house elves, but really, he supports her. When he says they need to protect the house elves, that's when she kisses him.

I love the way that they went through the whole series arguing and disagreeing, while they really care about each other. Notice how often she turns to Ron before Harry. Ron and Hermione deserve this number one spot!

2 Harry Potter & Ginny Weasley

Harry and Ginny forever! Anyone who thinks Harry and Hermione should be a couple has obviously only seen the movies and not read the books. Hence, they can't appreciate what a truly awesome character Ginny is, and what great chemistry these two have. I'll bet the directors themselves were Hermione fans, which is why they focused on Harry and Hermione so much, without developing Harry and Ginny's relationship.

Ginny's funny! People always miss the point that Harry likes funny people. He trusts Hermione and admires her brains, but in the fourth book, Harry himself feels he prefers Ron's company to Hermione's because he's more fun. Hermione was just too serious for him. Harry and Hermione have a perfectly platonic relationship. There's no spark between them, like there is between Ron and Hermione. Hermione fits the role of Harry's big sister, way more than that of a lover.

Ginny is just like Harry. She's adventurous, brave, funny, smart, and she loves Quidditch. She's his perfect soulmate. Harry and Hermione's friendship is precious to me, please don't touch it. They are proof that a boy and a girl can be good friends. There doesn't always have to be romance and love affairs.

3 James Potter & Lily Potter

Lily and James really loved each other. They're seriously perfect for each other. James was really arrogant and immature as a teenager, but he really grew up and changed for Lily. He sacrificed so much for her and Harry, and he really became one of the noblest characters in the series. He completed Lily, and she completed him.

As for Snape, yes, he did do the right thing at the end, and he loved her too. But he shouldn't have turned on Lily in his fifth year. He seriously hurt her, and he joined a group that was bent on destroying people like her. That's not how people should treat their best friends. And before her death, he was fine with Voldemort killing James and Harry if Lily got to survive. At that point, he didn't care about who Lily loved. He only cared about the idea of him being together with her. Ultimately, he did protect Harry and fix his mistakes, but James is just a better person for Lily.

4 Sirius Black & Remus Lupin

Sirius and Remus are both broken, with Sirius being abused and Remus being a werewolf. Both boys can bring out the good in each other. I believe that Remus loved two people, first Sirius and then Tonks, but both in different ways. Remus believed that Sirius was the one who killed James, but still didn't want him to die or lose his soul. However, when he found out it was Peter, he wanted Peter to die! Sirius was probably with many girls but never felt anything with them, suggesting both men could have been bisexual.

The second Remus looked down at his poor, malnourished friend, whom he hadn't seen in twelve years, Remus was driven with emotion. Embracing Sirius, he gave him such a meaningful hug. They kept staring at each other during Order of the Phoenix meetings. (Hence the forty-line stare. Remus and Tonks never shared a stare like that, did they?) Remus was the only one who could make Sirius sit down during the fight with Molly Weasley, and he had the most painful expression known to man when Sirius died. He had just finally gotten his lover back, and it was taken away from him, but he knew that he had to keep Harry from running after Bellatrix.

And, what about what Snape said in Prisoner of Azkaban, 'Oh, look at you two, quarreling like an old married couple!' Maybe Snape knew about their relationship. Also, don't couples usually do joint Christmas gifts? What about the Sirius and Remus joint gift of those Defense Against the Dark Arts books? Plus, Sirius is a dog Animagus. Why did he choose a dog? Maybe so he could play with Remus in wolf form, because a rat and a stag wouldn't be able to play fight with a werewolf. Sirius filled Remus with confidence and love back at Hogwarts. Remus filled Sirius with love in his family home.

Also, Lie low at Lupin's. Don't forget Dumbledore was gay. He probably supported this ship.

5 Fred Weasley & Angelina Johnson

Fred and Angelina for life!

Think about the characteristics of the twins - well, Fred anyway. Fred is definitely the more confident of the twins, hence 'Fred and George' and never referred to as 'George and Fred' (also, in the books, Fred is mentioned with more speech than George, and over a hundred more times than George). Seeing as Fred is shown to be the one with more confidence, it would be more obvious for him to simply admit who he likes.

Take the Yule Ball for example!

Yeah, who are you taking then? - Ron
Angelina, Fred grinned with no hesitation or embarrassment.
You've asked her then?
Good point.

In all honesty, J.K. Rowling is an amazing author, but I would never recommend her to write a romance novel. Her matchmaking skills are rather... yeah. The only good calls she made were Ginny & Harry and Ron & Hermione. In an interview, she said that George and Angelina married and had two kids. Websites say that it was because he loved her, but if this were true, then the twins would quarrel about who would ask her, or they'd both ask her at the same time. Or if George loved her, then he would've been the one to take her to the Yule Ball, not Fred.

Take fanfictions, too. There are way more George fanfics over Fred fanfics, seeing as it's most likely that people would agree with Angelina & Fred instead of Angelina & George.

6 Neville Longbottom & Luna Lovegood

Even though this couple was not canon in the books, I always looked forward to them being together while reading them. I hadn't seen any of the movies, yet I still liked the idea of the two weirdos falling in love. They are a very cute couple, and I wish they would have gotten married.

Are they seriously behind Hermione and Draco? Neville and Luna are cute together. They balance each other and actually like each other, while Hermione and Draco hate each other.

The best couple in the world! I really loved the idea of them together, and although it was a little weird, I love the idea of weirdos together!

7 Arthur Weasley & Molly Weasley

This is a really great ship, better than Dramione, Krum/Hermione, Nuna, and others, even though they're higher on my OTP scale than Molly and Arthur. I really love it because it shows something that you don't see in entertainment these days: a couple who love each other and have been married for years without the female cheating or feeling "caged." You just can't get away with something like that now. As a side note, Molly is probably the best stay-at-home mom in literature.

The best and one of the healthiest relationships! Arthur and Molly belong together and complement each other. They are different, yet they work so well together. They are even great role models, and I must say - if they were incompatible even in the slightest, the Weasleys wouldn't be as great and fantastic as the ones we know. Like Molly said, "We were made for each other, what's the point in waiting?"

8 Harry Potter & Draco Malfoy

The way I see it, Harry fell in love with Ginny in an instant without any development in their relationship from friends to lovers, unlike Hermione and Ron. This makes me believe that their love was, in a way, only there to make Harry marry someone in the end. However, if there had been a romantic relationship between Harry and Draco, we would've seen the struggles they would've gone through on their way to be together. This is because we had already seen them interact and develop an intense relationship with one another, which would've made both of their lives and stories way more interesting and realistic.

9 Bill Weasley & Fleur Delacour

Fleur initially came to Hogwarts from Beauxbatons Academy in France to compete in the Triwizard Tournament. When her sister was used as the prize during the second task of the tournament, Fleur failed, leaving it to Harry to rescue her little sister. Fleur was extremely grateful to Harry. Fleur met Ron and Ginny's brother, Bill, at Gringotts, and the two fell in love and got married. They offered their place as a refuge to the trio during their hunt for the Deathly Hallows, especially after Hermione was attacked by Bellatrix at the Malfoys' lair.

10 Hagrid & Madam Maxime

They were super cute together!

This is so meant to be. It's such a shame that they didn't get married and have a baby.

They are the cutest thing ever. But I can't decide between them and Remadora.

The Contenders
11 Draco Malfoy & Astoria Greengrass

The only reason Draco is shipped with every character that was ever in the series is that people couldn't get enough of him. They desperately wanted to know more about his character, to be privy to his inner world and emotions, if only just a glimpse. One way to achieve this is through romance with one of the main characters, but it doesn't have to be. We, the readers, just needed more one-on-one time with Draco.

Rowling really dropped the ball here. There was so much untapped potential with Draco that she just didn't use. She did eventually make him human in Half-Blood Prince, but perhaps a little too late? If she wrote a book about Draco and Astoria and the tragic loss of his beloved, I would read it so hard! Even though I am kind of mad at J.K. Rowling for giving Draco the short end of the stick yet again by denying him a long and happy marriage to someone he loved.

Come on, J.K., give Draco a break already. Forget Dramione and especially Drarry. Who even came up with that? Loneliness seems to be a recurring theme with Draco. Maybe that's why I'm strangely attached to his character.

12 Cedric Diggory & Cho Chang
13 Remus Lupin & Nymphadora Tonks

I love this couple! It is really my favorite couple of the whole story. I like a few things about it (it will probably be a bit longer). The way their relationship is complicated proves that their love is so strong that it overcame all the obstacles. Try to imagine how Remus had to be strong when he tried voluntarily to keep Tonks away, though he loved her so much. Imagine how Tonks had to be sad when she was without him. She was always so energetic and cheerful. Only a broken heart made her a serious woman. Moreover, she loved him so much that she did not run away from any complications in their relationship. He's a werewolf, he's a lot older than she is, and he's going to have to suffer a lot of company prejudice for him. And what does she say? She does not care. It's perfect in itself. Rowling actually created the new Romeo and Juliet, with the difference that their families are not the problem, but they themselves are.

14 Harry Potter & Hermione Granger

I really wish that this had happened. Harry and Hermione were really close and knew each other very well. It would have worked out really well if J.K. Rowling had made them have feelings for each other. I like Ron, but I just feel like he and Hermione fought WAY too much, and I feel like they would have ended up breaking up or something. Ginny's okay too, but not good enough for Harry. She broke up with Dean just because he was being a gentleman. I feel like she's a little spoiled, being the youngest and only girl (not saying people who are that are spoiled), but Molly Weasley really focused a lot on Ginny. I know a lot of people dislike this ship, but for me, it's Harry x Hermione forever.

15 Severus Snape & Lily Evans

I feel at least they should have been a couple and broken up when Snape called her Mudblood or when Lily discovered he would be a Death Eater. I understand that Harry would never have existed if James and Lily hadn't been together. That means Voldemort's rule. And Severus was a great spy and Harry's protector. So yes, James and Lily were meant to be together. But it would have been wonderful if Snape had the opportunity to feel loved by Lily.

Snape loved Lily Evans from the moment he laid eyes on her. At first in the series, everyone thinks Snape is an annoying traitor. But then in the sixth and seventh books, you start to realize his backstory and start to feel bad for him. I really wish Lily hadn't died. Lily's death was worse than James' for me. Snape was so miserable and heartbroken when she died. They should have been together.

16 Lucius Malfoy & Narcissa Black

Alright, to all of those Lucius haters out there... he may have made some quite awful mistakes, but there is no denying he loved his wife and son. Lucius is one of my favorite Death Eaters (only behind Severus Snape and Barty Crouch Jr., he is tied with Bellatrix), and I love Narcissa as well. They were just perfect for each other.

Their perfect Narcissa would forgive any of Lucius's mistakes. Let's be honest, without that war going on, the story would have revolved around them.

The parents of Draco Malfoy. Narcissa's one redeeming trait is her love for her husband and their only child.

17 Ron Weasley & Lavender Brown

I don't like Lavender, but it was unfair that she had to die. I'm only voting for this because I think Hermione should be with someone else other than Ron. Goodbye, Ron. I'm so sorry.

I just need someone to take Ron away from my Hermione, so I ship this!

Hermione belongs with Fred. Ron and Lavender were a cute couple.

18 Seamus Finnigan & Dean Thomas

Um, obviously. Shay and Dean clearly are in love with each other. Remember that embrace in the seventh book? And when Dean was dating Ginny, Shay was so jealous. Like when Dean joined the Quidditch team with Ginny, Shay was all mad and stuff.

Is it wrong that I, as a straight girl, only ever ship gay guys?

They never said who they married 19 years later...

19 Luna Lovegood & Rolf Scamander

Hello, this is the grandson of Newt Scamander! Not every book character has to be paired with someone not in the books. Even though Rolf was originally going to be in the story and tell the tale of the three brothers, he wasn't. Luna and Rolf went on to become magical zoologists with twin sons. Neville and Luna is a movie ship.

I think it makes sense for Luna to end up with Newt's grandson.

I don't like Neville (he stole my favorite character). I am happy Luna got a new boyfriend.

20 Draco Malfoy & Pansy Parkinson

Yes, Pansy is a very minor character and very cruel. But it's hinted in the fourth book that she likes unicorns, and she's probably a really sweet girl, but she covers it up. I think that Draco would be the sunshine in her life.

21 Harry Potter & Nymphadora Tonks
22 Teddy Lupin & Victoire Weasley

I can only see James Sirius Potter trying to blow holes in this ship. Rest assured, they would work beautifully. Teddy would really have a family then.

Aww, a cute couple for the second generation. Teddy, the son of Remus and Tonks, and Victorie, the daughter of Bill and Fleur.

23 Harry Potter & Ron Weasley

These two would be the perfect couple! Think about it! They're best friends and they know each other's secrets. They are always with each other, so there's bound to be some feelings between them soon.

24 Fred Weasley & Hermione Granger

Come on, you know this would have been an adorable couple. Fred, the kid who just wants to live life and pokes fun at Hermione, the girl who stresses about everything and could probably use a break, (not that she needs it, of course!). Considering he's not mean or a wad of a person, I think he would have respected her studies and I don't believe he would have tried to change Hermione in any way. I think he would have appreciated how independent and strong-willed she was. I mean, after all, he did like Angelina at some point and she was a tough girl.

Who knows, it might have kept him in school after the era of Umbridge. And I mean, the story leading up to their first date probably would have been pretty kooky and entertaining, to be quite honest.

25 Seamus Finnigan & Gabrielle Delacour

I actually ship this so much it's not even funny. Ever since I saw that still of them dancing at the Yule Ball!

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