Most Morally Ambiguous Harry Potter Characters

There's so many characters in the series, but you get to know them over the course of each title that you might not realize there are both good and bad qualities of them.
The Top Ten
1 Albus Dumbledore Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Should be pretty obvious why he's at the top. He refused to initally duel Grindelwald, had the Sorcerer's Stone at Hogwarts, lets Harry do most of the dirty work, and was to quote Snape "raising him like a pig for slaughter". He knows a lot and is well-trusted but what do you really know.

2 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.

Almost as if on cue Snape is next. But then again a lot of people saw it coming, he's hated for much of the first half of Harry Potter but is loved as he was more of a secret keeper than Dumbledore ever was. Sure he was the one who murdered him but then it was all planned.

3 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.

Also not a surprise. He's done enough things to have been controversial, whether it was breaking Hogwarts rules or something that angered the Ministry of Magic.

4 Nagini

This is the first surprising entry on this list and it's almost entirely because of what kind of character she is in the second Fantastic Beasts film. In that film she was originally human, a Maledictus who would later be permanently cursed to be in snake form. She was against the dark wizard Grindelwald and later joined forces with Dumbledore and Newt Scamander. Of course casual Potter fans know her as the snake by Voldemort's side.

5 Cedric Diggory

Here's another entry that might seem confusing to casual fans who only knew him as a good contestant in the Triwizard Tournament and had a tragic end. While most people who only know him in Goblet of Fire as a friend of Harry's and a good guy, those who know of the play The Cursed Child know that in the plot, the timeline where Cedric dies doesn't play out, and because of that Cedric apparently becomes a Death Eater, murders Neville, and as a result Nagini was never slain and Harry doesn't survive, with Voldemort winning the wizarding war.

6 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.

He may have been chosen to be a Death Eater but he sure lacked the stomach to carry out the Dark Lord's plans.

7 Peter Pettigrew

Well, duh. Peter was a guy with no real loyalties, and while he was friends with James Potter he basically was the reason they're dead. He of course is by Voldemort's side completely out of fear.

8 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's record is usually against him, he was expelled as a student from Hogwarts and always had dangerous creatures around them, plus he doesn't seem to mind putting young kids in danger. Sure, he's a lovable kind of guy with a pure heart but he should be more careful.

9 Griphook
10 Cornelius Fudge
The Contenders
11 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 more.
12 Dolores Umbridge
13 Niffler
14 Nargle
15 Mountain Troll
16 Percy Weasley
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