Most Overrated Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten
1 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.

Snape was a mean and vindictive person who was a bully to his students. He became a Death Eater willingly and he "changed his mind" only because he wanted Lily, showed interest only in saving her husband and son at first, when he thought he could have her. He hated Harry just because he looked like his father, how petty and childish is that?! Many characters died for the cause, except they didn't join the Death Eaters and bullied children. Yet Snape is somehow more a hero because he was portrayed at first as a bad guy? And turned out not as evil as we thought, though still pretty mean? That's dumb! Yes he is overrated! I mean just look at the comments treating him like a saint! That's all the proof we need.

He is extremely overrated. He's loved for one last thing he did, but otherwise he's such a creep, though a good character. Snape was a hypocrite, sure James was mean to him but he injured James at every opportunity and did everything he could to hurt him because of jealousy. Now, that's not terrible. It's understandable. What he did next was terrible. He tortured and murdered tons of people alongside Voldemort, probably enjoying it, too, until the woman he stalked and crushed on turned out to be in danger because of his horrible work as a death eater. He accidentally made an oath with Dumbledore to work with him, and he's been a terrible, biased teacher ever since, bullying people who are nervous around him and people who answer his questions. He always prefers his house's students like the jerk he is, he verbally abused and bullied Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Neville, actually doing enough things to them alone to earn a jail sentence. He was a horrible man with horrible personality ...more

Well he was based on JK Rowling's chemistry teacher. Maybe she had a rotten chemistry teacher.
Snape is overrated, James is not like Dudley. You know what Sirius and Lupin said was true and James was head boy probably after he became Quidditch Captain and no Dumbledore is not biased. Slytherin won a house cup for 7 years. Gryffindor was nearly winning in Harry's first year. Professor McGonagall was cruel with Harry, Hermione and Neville taking away 50 points for being out of bed and then detention in the forest.
But Snape is not a bad guy.
Alan Rickman didn't want to play a villain role.

He was almost killed by Jame's friend group. They were the reason his life in Hogwarts was miserable.

Everyone saying that Harry was bullied by Snape, think of it in another perspective. James is like the Dudley equivalent and Snape is like Harry. He was bullied for absolutely no reason.

And for his crush, I'm going to recite some of Shakespheare's Sonnet 116 by heart.
Love is not love,
Which alters where alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove

Basically, if he truly loved her, he would've done through the end and her death.

2 Hermione Granger

I know that Hermione's super smart and all, and I really like her, but she is so popular with everyone and overrated that it is starting to get too cliche too see her on top on best harry potter characters lists. I like Hagrid, Luna, Tonks, Harry, and Hedwig better. Some people ignore Hermione's faults. Like, being too logical. There is some particular scenes in the books where I am very, very, disappointed in Hermione. First, let's see, how rude she was Fleur. Fleur, a beautiful girl, was ridiculed by some jealous girls. Hermione. And Ginny. Fleur was not only beautiful, she was kind, gracious, brave, and loyal. But Hermione got jealous of Fleur and spoke quite harshly and in a rude manner to her. Mean. And when Hermione set birds on Ron... that was pretty terrible. She should have just talked to him, then Lavender in private. And that time in the third book where poor Lavender's poor baby rabbit Binky died and Hermione said to look at it LOGICALLY! Seriously, poor lavender did not ...more

Although I like Hermione, she is way overrated.
People say that Hermione is the best character and all simply because she is intelligent. So she saved Harry and Ron's lives a lot. But Harry had saved everyone's lives too, and Ron is also smart in his own way. So many fanfictions make Hermione a god and bash Ron. The things is, they don't consider her faults: she is narrow-minded and can be harsh at times; she freezes in the heat of the moment sometimes; she is overly logical and needs cold, hard facts for everything. Harry said somewhere in GoF that Ron was more fun and relaxed than Hermione, and she was too stiff.
People don't realize that maybe she is the "best" out of the golden trio because she has the easiest life. You could argue, "Well, no she doesn't, she's a muggleborn! " Yes, but she's only really against select students. She has nice, happy parents unlike Harry and isn't in poverty like Ron; in fact, she's probably pretty wealthy, since both her parents are dentists. ...more

I hate to say this, since Hermione is probably in my top 5 favorite Harry Potter characters, but she's pretty overrated. We get it. Without her, Harry and Ron were virtually screwed. But some people act like she was the only badass girl character and that she's the absolute best in the series. Hermione has a tendency to be somewhat judgmental. She doesn't believe in things unless there are cold, hard facts to back them up. But you know how you get cold, hard facts? They start out as theories and are tested. But Hermione skips over that and only believes in the facts.

Honestly I think we need to look at a character like, and I may have a bias as she is my favorite character but hear me out for a second, Luna Lovegood. Yeah, so she had insane theories and believed in things that didn't always have concrete and tangible evidence, but you know what? She gave things a chance. She had faith in things, and that's how a lot of great ideas start. Well, that and theorizing. And she ...more

People say how Harry would be dead without her, as though the reverse is not true! Harry did WAY more than her! Who got rid of Voldemort in the first book, who killed the basilisk? Who made the patronus and saved Sirius? Who got throught the tasks and escaped Voldemort? Who was best at DADA? Who taught DA the spells? who was leading the gang at the Ministry? Who took charge and made them escape the ministry along the Muggleborns in the last book? Who called for help while she was being torured? Who had the idea to use the dragon while Miss Perfect was terrified? Who defeated Voldemort?

Yet many fans disregard that and only pay attention to the little things she did. She is one of the most overrated fictionnal characters ever. An annoying Mary Sue!

3 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.

I'm sorry, there are a lot of characters on here I like, so... forgive me. Yes, he never wanted to be death eater. Yes, He only helped Voldemort to save him and his family. But... he still is a jerk, bully, and several things I shouldn't say. He didn't make of much of sacrafice, honestly. I didn't see as much growth as there could have been. Certainly not be least favorite character, though. Still ok to me.

Why isn't he higher. Everyone only loves Draco because of his actor, so much they make Ron the evil psychopath and Draco the sweet angel.

Was a bit evil, but mostly just raised badly. Some of his snarky comments about Harry and friends were really funny, even though they were kinda mean

4 Cedric Diggory

Nah he was only in two books and mentioned in Order of the Phoenix. Please stop Twilight hate. There is Harry Potter fans that like Twilight, on Twilight message boards we have fans of Harry Potter. Sorry that Edward isn't Dracula.

Yes, I don't care that he's handsome, like it doesn't make sense if he was popular because he is handsome! He won the Quidditch match because Harry knocked over his broom! So I consider that a coward.

Ok lets be honest. He was handsome. A good guy. A good quidditch player and probably more deserving triwizard champion. But I think he has been overrated. I mea we don't get to see his "bravery".

I wonder how much of his overrated-ness is because of his actor also playing the actually even MORE overrated Edward Cullen.

5 Teddy Lupin

He did absolutely nothing but be born, yet everyone loves and defends him as if he were a real person and a member of their family. And there was no real purpose to his existence, either- that whole "godson" thing wasn't played up that much.

Only came into existence so Rowling could have a father to kill that wasn't Arthur Weasley.

Why is he such a sacred cow in this fandom?

6 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.

I actually hate Harry himself quite a lot. If it wasn't for Hermione and some others like Dumbledore, he wouldn't have made it to the last book. He is slightly arrogant because he was the chosen one, he literally has no good ideas for himself and he has no self control. I just don't like his personality either, except maybe in the first book. Everything he does it purely based on luck and with other people helping him, he has no talent to be honest. If Hermione was the chosen one, Voldemort would be gone by the third book

Too overrated. When Ron and Harry went to save Hermione from the troll, he didn't even do anything except for being dumb and almost getting killed. Ron was the one who did the saving. He saved Hermione from being killed and saved Harry from being squished to death by the troll. Yet, it is Harry who gets most of the credit.

Honestly, as a main character he seems kind of generic. He still acts as a normal teenager despite the fact that he was abused for 10 years.

Harry Potter is a great character, but honestly, I think he's kind of a Mary Sue. He is the only one to survive Voldemort and the Avada Kedavra curse, the youngest Quidditch player to join in a century, the master of death, captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, the "Chosen One", etc. He had a tragic backstory and a lot of characters risked their life for him and some died because of it. He's super famous, and sort of the "leader" in the "Golden Trio" (Harry, Ron, & Hermione). He was a horcrux, which allowed him to read Voldemort's thoughts, and could speak Parseltounge, a rare ability. His parents were also somewhat famous and almost everyone loved them. He was bullied by Draco (another overrated character) mainly because Draco was jealous of him, and most characters treat Harry Potter differently than they would treat anyone else. He has a cool lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, and kind of looks like a typical fantasy-book protagonist if you think about it. His "flaws" mainly ...more

7 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.

He ain't even a strong wizard! He only pretends, finding people's weak places and not knowing love or friendship!

Tardiest villain of all-time. Also looks like a dugong/manatee. Overhyped.

Sirius:Voldemort is after something he didn't have last time
Me:what? A nose

He really needs a nose

8 Neville Longbottom

How is he so low?
people are saying he is the hero because he killed a snake! Are you kidding me?!? Harry did way more he did just he the first book. And killed a basilisk + destroyed a horcruxe when he was 12. He sacrificed his life at the end!
Neville barely accomplish anything until the last book, and what he does accomplish is really not that impressive (not to mention Harry is the one who told him to kill the snake) and people act like he's such a big shot. lol
HE SUCKS!

I like Neville as a character, but somehow I think his character development was a bit rushed and he's kinda overrated.

Forget about the movies and focus more on the books.

Howcome he is a hero just by destroying a single horcrux ? Harry did that,even Hermione and Ron destroyed one each. He is too much overrated.

9 Ginny Weasley

Overrated more like overhated like James Potter.
Behaving like a teenage girl.
Fleur was a snob till the end of the sixth book, and treated Ginny like she was a three year old. Like when she called Harry a little boy.
Ginny was not a fan girl she is not Romilda Vane. She was overexcited to see Harry Potter in the first book. Second book she struggled to talk to him. Fourth book, she couldn't wait around forever so she became herself in the fifth.
You don't like a girl for being herself and behaving like a teenager.

You are kidding she is after Baloony in the good lists but before in the bad ones? She is NOT selfish. Ginny rocks and that is a fact

Ginny can be really rude to her friends and her brothers. always been my least favorite character

She's so gross and naive

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

I have absolutely no idea, why people like this jerk Dumbledore so much.
-He is so overly biased and favours Gryffindor and doesn't care about the school rules. Like he gives Harry Potter 700 points for just being alive. What about the other houses? Don't they exist too?
-He is always making little riddles instead of actually getting to the point and being direct. No one can understand him
-He is a psychopath and arguably one of the biggest villains of the Harry Potter series, but no one cares because he is in Gryffindor. Literally, Hogwarts is a morgue.
-He is gay. J.K Rowling nobody needs to know he is gay, and that just makes me hate him even more.
So in summary, I'm sorry if I offended anyone, but it is true that he is an overrated psycho.

Dumbledore left Harry with the only relatives that could stop Voldemort from killing him when he was a 1-10
Lily loved Petunia she didn't know that Harry was going to be stuck in a cupboard under the stairs. Dumbledore didn't know that either. There was no other way. It was ancient magic to protect.
No he is not biased and doesn't favour Gryffindor. Slytherin won the house cup for seven years before Harry started Hogwarts.
Gryffindor were nearly winning the house cup before the trio saved the stone, its that McGonagall with her cruel punishment taking away 50 house points for being out of bed and detention in the forest. She was like Hardbroom from The Worst Witch. Not evil but too strict. Dumbledore gave them the points back.

People are saying that he left harry with horrible people, but the only reason he did that is because of the spell lily used where harry is protected by love and in order for that spell to continue he had to leave harry in the care of aunt petunia because she has lily's blood. he doesn't favour Gryffindor; if anyone that wasn't harry did something like save the school he would give them equal praise. he goes out of his way to make sure harry is happy and is the smartest wizard ever.

He deliberately left Harry with abusive people and manipulated him his whole life. Disgusting and creepy old man.

The Contenders
11 Nymphadora Tonks

She had a lot going for her, like being related to several major characters and having a unique and rare ability, but in the end all that mattered was that she had a uterus.

Just a baby mama

12 Fleur Delacour

People calling Ginny a bully, when Fleur was treating Ginny like she was a three year old.
She called Harry a "little boy" in the fourth book.
She was snobby through the fourth and most of the sixth to the end when she redeemed as a nice character.
But is overrated.
Ginny was behaving like a 15 year old because she was.

I must be reading this wrong, because fleur can NOT be on the list.

13 Sirius Black

This character is way overrated.
Let's see. Smartest characters. Sirius Black. Animagus Potion.
He doesn't have smarts to know that Bellatrix is better than him. He's almost like Bellatrix--underestimating everyone.
Bellatrix underestimates Molly. Sirius underestimates Bellatrix.
Bellatrix underestimates Dobby. Sirius underestimates Snape.
Being smart isn't Animagus-Potion brewing. Being smart is knowing your weaknesses.

best father figures
he argues with Rebeus Hagrid
he doesn't show up til the third book.
'it's been rather hard taking care of him while you're all locked up in azkaban, isn't it?
his fault he trusts peter and not remus. his fault he didn't bother informing remus, which makes the reader deduce that he is better than remus. vomit.

people say he's got a hard life. pscheww. pitiful isn't the same as good.

He is so overrated he bullied people but everyone just overlooks that.

No teenagers are idiots.

14 Fred Weasley
15 George Weasley
16 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.

Dude, he's one of the most underrated characters...

So being "loyal" is having the idiocy to leave it the first place? Huh.

He's barely important.

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.

I HATE HER. I don't understand how people can say "Oh she's such a badass she's so cool" because SHE ISn't. She killed Sirius, Dobby and Tonks. She tortured Hermione and Frank and Alice Longbottom and she is a HUGE moldy voldy supporter. How can people like her?

18 Lavender Brown
19 Oliver Wood
20 Romilda Vane
21 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.

She is overrated and Ginny is overhated.
Luna appeared in the fifth book. A dotty character who the trio didn't really like till the sixth book. Yeah Harry and Luna had a little conversation at the end of the fifth but they became friends in the sixth.
Hermione couldn't stand her in the fifth with her talking about imaginary creatures for example Crumple-Horned Snorkack.
Harry didn't want to know what Nargles where in the fifth book when Luna said mistletoe was infected with them, when he jumped away from it and she said good thinking.
Ron said to Luna I s'pose we're going to ride on the back of the Kacky Snorgle or whatever it is? when they where going to fly to the ministry of magic.
Ginny said Loony Lovegood once but not in a nasty way she said to Neville she's alright and was then polite to Luna.

Kabaiiya
Ginny asked Luna if she had a nice summer, after saying "Loony". Oh and everyone was calling her Loony. Harry was in his head when he wished Cho hadn't seen him with Neville Longbottom and Loony Lovegood, Harry again called her Loony to Cho when they were under the mistletoe. Ron was calling her Loony until after the second Quidditch match in the sixth book.

Why the hell is Cedric Diggory on #3 and Luna Lovegood on #13? It is Luna that EVERYONE citates and talk about. And almost NO ONE talks about Cedric! What do ya'll thinkin' with?!

22 Alastor Moody
23 Albus Severus
24 Rose Weasley

Stuck up brat.

25 Lily Potter

Awww it's the bratty ungrateful cry babies over the script of the next gen. I'm surprised Albus and Scorpius aren't on here.

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