Most Morally Ambiguous Harry Potter CharactersThere'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.
It should be pretty obvious why he's at the top. He initially refused to duel Grindelwald, had the Sorcerer's Stone at Hogwarts, and let Harry do most of the dirty work. To quote Snape, he was "raising him like a pig for slaughter." He is well-trusted and knowledgeable, but what do we really know?
Almost as if on cue, Snape is next. A lot of people saw this coming. He is hated for much of the first half of Harry Potter but becomes loved as he was more of a secret keeper than Dumbledore ever was. Sure, he was the one who murdered Dumbledore, but it was all planned.
This is also not a surprise. He has done enough to be considered controversial, whether it was breaking Hogwarts rules or doing something that angered the Ministry of Magic.
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.
Here's another entry that might seem confusing to casual fans who only knew him as a good contestant in the Triwizard Tournament who met a tragic end. While most people who only know him from Goblet of Fire see him as a friend of Harry's and a good guy, those who are familiar with the play The Cursed Child know that in the plot, the timeline where Cedric dies doesn't play out. Because of that, Cedric apparently becomes a Death Eater, murders Neville, and as a result, Nagini is never slain, and Harry doesn't survive, leading to Voldemort winning the wizarding war.
He may have been chosen to be a Death Eater, but he certainly lacked the stomach to carry out the Dark Lord's plans.
Well, duh. Peter was a guy with no real loyalties. While he was friends with James Potter, he was basically the reason they're dead. He is, of course, by Voldemort's side entirely out of fear.
Hagrid's record usually works against him. He was expelled as a student from Hogwarts and always had dangerous creatures around him. 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.
The least-liked Weasley by far. So least-liked I nearly forgot about him but if there's four words to describe this guy it's "married to the job".