Top 10 Saddest Harry Potter Deaths
Snape was definitely the saddest death because after seeing his memories and why he became the person he is today is so heartbreaking he did so much for Lily Harry Dumbledore the order and the wizarding world he sacrificed his life for his love for Lily Potter he could've easily told Voldemort the whereabouts of the order and Harry and the plans he's making to defeat Voldemort and that he's hunting Hocruxes but he didn't and that said that he's a good man he's changed for good. his last words " You have your mother's eyes " and then died right at the spot and Harry looking at him is so gut-wrenching to look at.
Unarguably the bravest man in the entire series.
He was the epitome of everything everyone hated in the story; pretty much the invincible school bully seeing as they couldn't outright defy a teacher. He's flawed, he hated the Marauders with every fiber of his being and projected some of that hate onto Harry. And yet in spite of that, it was his love for Lily that drove him forward.
Yeah, he's no saint and he even admits to himself he's not a good man, but that's what made him even more likable and gave more impact to their lives.
And knowing that his efforts will only amount to dying a dog's death, as well as wanting to look into the eyes of that one person he'd sacrificed many things for, is what really made his passing a heart-wrenching event.
"Look at me..."
He was the bravest man in the entire series. Nobody knew what side he was on. In the Half-Blood Prince, everyone thought that this was proof Severus was evil but it turns out he was working for Dumbledore all along. He loved Lily so deeply that she could never return his love for her and his patronus remained a doe after all those years. And in his dying moments he wanted to see Lily in Harry because he has his mom's eyes. He saw Lily which pained him intensely yet made him feel more love than anything in the world. RIP Severus, your legacy lives on in Albus Severus Potter.
Honestly, when Snape dies it was so sad. It was the saddest death in the entire series! Snape died for the sake of the wizarding world, for Harry. I must admit he was harsh to Harry in his classes, but he truly cared for him and Harry was the one person he wanted to protect. All this because of Lily Evans. I just cannot understand why so many people insist that Snape is evil, he may be mean at times but that is what makes his character so interesting.
The first time I watched Harry Potter and saw Dobby, I was like he needs to be here. He brightens up the mood and you feel so light. Well that's how I felt. He always wanted to do whats best for Harry Potter even if it put his life in danger and that's what it did. he put his life on the line to save Harry and his friends and no human can relate to that. Most people would not stand up and try and help out there friends, even if you die in the process because we are scared, but Dobby wasn't. at that moment when I saw the dagger fly into the transporter with them all. I was asking my family who it hit, we all waiting in tension waiting for the next scene. We found out that everyone was alright until everyone came across Dobby. He was just laying there saying that he done what he could and he was happy. When he said that I almost teared up but I didn't. Then when Dobby passed in Harry Potter arms, that was when I started to cry. Harry wanted to do it the proper way and berry him, when I ...more
How is Snape's death higher than this!?!? I know we find out that Snape is good but NOTHING is as sad as Dobby's death. So many people are commenting that Dobby was a great character and yes he was but the scene itself is not only sad in the book, it almost unbearable to watch in the movie. The saddest moment in the entire series
Lots of people gave up lives to save somebody; Lily... Fawkes... Sirius... James... But I'm saying, Dobby is an elf. Far below the rank of wizards and witches, Dobby still recognizes sacrifice. He shows loyalty, for the most part, but what is beyond that... He's less powerful than a human and yet he does that.
I literally cried at this part. Always why do the most nicest and helpful characters have to die? Curse Bellatrix Lestrange for throwing the knife at poor Dobby when he was helping Harry and his friends escape - GryffindorQueen
This was one of the most devastating deaths for me next to Nagini's because first of all, Sirius lived a horrible life in Azkaban that he didn't deserve and second of all, he was a very loyal friend and nice godfather that was the closest thing to family Harry ever had and he was very protective over his godson, it was just so sad that he died fighting for his best friend's son and in the most chilling way possible.
Sirius didn't simply die, he fell through the veil. It was the most heart-wrenching death to go with his sorrowful story.
In adolescence, Sirius did not fit in at home, and his family life was seemingly miserable. That kid must've been messed up, yet he hung through it and made amazing friends. He unified the Marauders. After seven long years of Hogwarts, the Marauders all graduated and parted, yet Sirius' bonds remained.
Sirius' life was turned upside down when he found James' and Lily's dead bodies. His best friend, Pettigrew, betrayed them all, and his other best friend, Lupin, believed him to be guilty of murder.
For twelve years, Sirius was pent up in Azkaban, having the life sucked away from him by the Dementors. He should have been partying with friends, staying up late and having a laugh, when instead he was left to rot in a cell.
After twelve years, Sirius Black was finally free, only to be kept inside and under cover. He wasn't allowed to fight ...more
Agh! Where do I begin? First off, Sirius was the closest thing Harry had to a father, and his death seemed to have the most impact on him. Second, he has had a tough life. Between being disowned by his family, seeing two of his best friends dead, being blamed for that, being away from his godson for so long (and it seems to me that Sirius adores Harry) and spending 12 years in Azkaban his life seems pretty difficult. That seems like enough tragedy for 5 lifetimes. Also, Harry and Sirius both deserved to be happy. They needed each other. It's a shame that Sirius died before he could be happy for the first time in over 13 years.
I hate to say this, but Sirius had to die. If he'd lived, he would've told harry about the horcruxes, and the locker would've just been in regulus's bedroom, and Dumbledore wouldn't have died. Mungdungus wouldn't have stolen it from grimmauld place, they wouldn't have had to go the ministry, the wouldn't have had to go camping, they wouldn't have found the sword, they wouldn't have been caught and brought to the malfoys, and they wouldn't have gone to gringotts. That's two less horcruxes, which is definitely enough to keep Voldemort alive. Sorry, harry, but no dad for you.
I believe this has got to be the saddest death even though it was really, really, really hard choosing. Fred and George had a legacy. Remember when they rode off into the sunset together on brooms, leaving behind Umbridge's reign of tyranny? When Fred died, a part of George dies with him. The loss of a friend or family member is terrible but losing someone you've been with for quite literally all your life is devastating. Just look at the head canons fans have made about it! Fred also had a crush on Hermione but she never knew. And people say Snape's story is sad? At least he grew older. Fred never had the chance. He died laughing at a joke his brother made, and didn't even get to say goodbye to him or the twin he loved so dearly. How often do any of us ever tell our siblings we love them? I know this is long but Fred's death broke my heart because that's a loss that is irreparable. One half can never feel whole again.
I read a thing about George after Fred died. It was there birthday and George and Fred always raced for the first slice of cake and George raced to grab it and then remembered his brother who had been beside him his whole life. After opening presents George always turned to Fred and commented. When no one was there he hugged his mom and cried.
When I was reading and watching harry potter Fred was my favourite and still is. He was the person I grew up with and I still love him and think that he was the most amazing character in the whole book. I thought and still think that his and Georges tricks and pranks were the best thing ever Fred's death was the saddest death because he was a very much loved character and his whole family was devastated which made it even worse. In the book, Percy had only just come back to his family and Fred's last words were about him and in the movie when Ron sees that Fred is dead it is heartbreaking and then when you see Georges face it tears your heart into a million pieces. The whole family is torn apart and everyone reading or watching feels his death deeply.
I'm not emotional. At all. I'm not just saying that. I had never cried for any fictional character ever. Not even joking people. But then Fred died and I cried. Sure it was only two tears but Fred dying was super sad. Literally the only time I have cried for a character dying out of every book I have read and movies and shows I have watched the only person I ever cried for was Fred. He wasn't even one of my favorite characters! But I cried. And then told everyone I know who's read the Harry Potter books that I hate J.K. Rowling because she made Fred die. Fred is such an awesome character. He is funny, loyal, and reliable. So yeah only time I've ever cried from any book, movie, or show was because Fred died. That's saying something people!
I don't know what to say and where to start. He was amazing and he should be forever honored. I know if Dumbledore was here he would tell us not to pity the dead, but to pity the living who can not love, but I can't help but cry when I think about him. He was kind, loving, made sure he only put a little weight on Harry's shoulders at time, and most importantly, was the only parental figure Harry had left. It broke my heart to see him lying there, dead, half moon spectacles slightly crooked. RIP dumbledore, and I think I speak for all of us when I say we will never forget you and how you saved us all whether people noticed it or not.
I don't know how he isn't number 2 on this list. I can vividly picture the feeling of terror once the world hears of his death. The only one Voldemort ever feared, dead? The only one who knew how to defeat Voldemort (besides 3 teenagers), dead? The greatest wizard the Wizarding world had ever seen, dead? His death left Harry stranded. Left him with the impossible task of hunting down the rest of the Horcruxes without the great wizard that had been watching over him since day one. And to cap it all off, he died for nothing as the locket was a fake. That's the worst part...
Why did Dumbledore have to die? He never deserved it and tried his best to make every single thing better no matter what happened. He was the most kindest and big hearted character in the whole book, always giving everybody second chances whatever happened in their past - GryffindorQueen
I hate Snape because of this. Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was so wise and spoke in the most beloved quotes, that helped everyone focus and know what to do. His wiseness was a wonderful part of him, and I believe he was the smartest and wisest character in the books. He was also amazingly friendly to Harry and Ron... who at first thought he was a funny man! Idiotic! And that ministry was stupid, because Albus Dumbledore was wise, friendly, and funny. He loved beans and joked around some times, not going into hysteria, but still being not too strict, funny and wise. Also fond of sherbert lemons! I highly respect him and he definitely should be honored greatly. And at his death... well, I cried, cried, cried, cried, cried, and cried some more. Just seeing him lying on his back, Snape looking slightly sour at him made he just cry harder. Snape! I hate snape! Albus is my favorite character!
She was so faithful, I honestly feel like she's Quill from The Mandalorian, not the biggest character, but still faithful/loyal, enduring, loving, and I love her so much I can't think of anything else to say.
Hedwig represents how the Wizarding world effect him. He was miserable before. I hate Hedwig dying. It like losing a dog but have everything that happened to Harry happen. I love the scene in the books were Harry’s mad and takes some of his anger out on Hedwig where he instantly regrets when Hedwig mad and flys away. But Hedwig comes back. Hedwig always came back. Hedwig doings means Harry no longer a child. Harry childhood fell with Hedwig
This was the only death that actually got me the first time I watched it. It just blindsided so many people and really shows how much we actually liked Hedwig. She was one of Harry's first friends in the magic world, an unaturally intellegent, loyal and brave owl and the only thing Harry had to tell himself Hogwarts existed during his summer vacations. Even JK Rowling felt upset by the death. It truly shows how dark the series are movie 4 onwards and screams: "HARRY POTTER IS NOT FOR KIDS ANYMORE". Truly a loss of innocence.
It was the saddest moment ever when there was a flash of green light and Hedwig fell onto the floor of her cage lifeless. :(( - GryffindorQueen
Why is Fred above him?
People say Fred makes us laugh.
In the Marauder era, Remus could make us laugh, if we saw more of him.
Because Fred left George alone?
James got left alone when in hiding, Sirius was alone is prison, Remus was alone when they died and was living mostly in poverty, and Peter, duh!
I admit Snape and Dobby should be above him.
People also say Teddy is overrated, and the 'godson thing' is useless.
Well, Teddy and Harry were both orphans, their mothers both died for love, their fathers were both Marauders.
Back to business.
I think Remus' death affected me most.
The first death was Lily's and James'. I had to admit it was sad, and almost the same case. Their children are newborn, BAM, they're dead.
The point is, Remus' life was miserable compared to theirs. Remus probably lived off jobs below his ability. He probably still suffered the werewolf transformation. James and Lily were rich.
The next important death is Frank Bryce, I guess.
Frank Bryce is a Muggle accused wrongly of something, and stands up to Voldemort. But it's not considered to be important.
Bertha Jorkins was an idiot who followed Wormtail.
Cedric Diggory. I want to say, it was pretty sad, but Diggory wasn't killed on real purpose. He was walking about, interrupted Voldemort. He wasn't intentionally murdered. Voldemort shoots people in his way, and that's almost natural.
The next death is probably Sirius'. But why did Sirius die? It was a simple matter of arrogance. He wanted to prove himself worthy of fight. He ...more
Reasons why his (currently ranking 7) is the second saddest death:
#1 Snape's life was as sad as Lupin's and he was the same age, and he's still less likeable than Remus after the last book
#2 is Dobby, but Hedwig's death is sadder as Harry knew her from a younger age, and she didn't serve an evil family
#3 Sirius is #1 for me.
#4 Fred's death was sad, but (which really annoys me) his twin brother has the identical personality, so for me it feels like losing half a character.
#5 Dumbledore lived to very old age, he is above 100 in the first book, so we could assume he would die.
#6 is Hedwig on the list, who didn't seem to have as close relationship with Harry as one with a dog or a a cat, they didn't spend much time together
How is this not #1? His life was miserable, and then his death was worse. He became a werewolf when he was FIVE. FIVE! He made three amazing friends in Hogwarts, but right after that, one was murdered, one was a traitor, and the other was wrongfully imprisoned. Then he got fired from his job for his condition (even though he was the only good DADA teacher). Then he met the woman he loved and this is what killed me: HE THOUGHT HE WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER. He couldn't even see why she loved him. He thought he was worthless. That was a pretty sad scene in my opinion. Then only a few months after his son was born, he DIED - FIGHTING FOR HIM. uggghhh.
This is a such a sad death! James was a funny, brave man, Lily was smart, kind, and feisty! I wish they hadn't died, but I'm sure J.K had her reasons...
For me, it was James' death that was the saddest. Sadder than Sirius, sadder than Dobby, even sadder than Fred.
Reason #1. Lily Potter would have had to hear him die. Or just see a flash of green light and hear a sickening thump, her husband's body hitting the floor. She didn't even have time to grieve, she just had to understand that even if she survived that night, she would live the rest of her life without James. Without her best friend, her husband, her soulmate. She knew that her son would live his life fatherless.
Reason #2. Sirius Black found James' body. I feel like people always forget about that fact. Sirius had to walk inside that house, and see with his own eyes the dead body of his best friend. Probably the person who meant the most to him in his whole life. He probably knelt over James' body, tucked a bit of hair behind his ear, maybe kissed his cheek, and then had to step over his best friend to get to Lily, and save James' son.
Reason #3. James' ...more
When I was younger I didn't know that Harry's parents died. Once I heard that they did my heart sank, I was sooooo sorry for Harry
what she should be first! harry potter wouldn't be ALIVE if Lily hadn't been there. And she was such a sweet person... sEvErUs SnApE is first? The JERK? Are you damn serious?!?!?
Although he didn't get much page time before GoF and wasn't as developed as many characters, this was the first non-villain death of someone we actually knew. So it hits you HARD, man. (Don't even remind me of his parent's reactions or I might cry). Harry was so traumatised by his death, more so than any of the other horrors he had experienced. Cedric was good and kind and brave, he deserved a long and happy life...instead he died at 17. What makes his death even worse is how unnecessary it was (seriously, Peter, you could have used stupefy) and how he would have lived if Harry hadn't tried to do something NICE. Remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he crossed the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.
That he shown that Hufflepuffs could do anything they set their mind's to, only to be killed at the last hurdle. When Amos was yelling 'my boy' was absolutely heartbreaking.
This is so sad! Why you ask? Because I took the quiz and found out I'm a Hufflepuff! Every time I read that book, every time I watch that movie, I cry whenever they show him dying. Plus, It's even sadder with Amos yelling "My boy!" Heartbreaking.
I'm sad Cedric had to die! I mean, couldn't Voldemort have just knocked him out or something? I cried when I saw him on the ground I hate he-who-must-not-be-named-because-I-hate-him-so-much
How many mothers have done something for their family, even if it's in vain?
Lily, Molly and Dora.
Dora and Lily both only got to spend a little time with their children.
But Dora only got to spend a little time with her husband. He even left her for a while.
And yet, even if he left her for a while, because of love, she tried to save him.
Her father died moments before.
Her mother was born in the Black family.
She died seeing her murderer's eyes.
Snape died seeing his love's eyes.
I absolutely LOVE Nymphy.
I want to say:
Remus: Hi, Dora.
Tonks: Ooh hello Moony!
Remus: I love you Dora.
Tonks: I love you too Moony.
She is 100% my favorite character. I cried at her death scene. It's so sad that Teddy never got to spend time with his parents. R.I.P. Tonks and Lupin, you will be missed.
I liked Tonks so much I teared up a bit when I found out she was dead. My two favourite characters dead in the same sentience. "As Ginny and Hermione moved closer to the rest of the family, Harry had a clear view of the bodies lying next to Fred: Remus and Tonks, pale and still and peaceful-looking, apparently asleep beneath the dark, enchanted ceiling." Anyone who reads this has to appreciate that I had to go to look for my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, then find the sentence so that I could copy it word-for-word.
I think Tonks and Lupin were the saddest because they had just got married. And after what maybe 2 years Tonks liked Lupin and Lupin Tonks. And just now they get married! Then they have a little boy. And if my maths right they got to spend 18 days with their kid before they died. And that's if you count his birthday. Also not only did that's leave Teddy and orphan but it left Tonk's mother with no Family. Her husband dead her sister dead and the other doesn't care about her. Her daughter now dead and her son-in-law!
He was one of the best, bravest, coolest, characters. He had a likeable personality. When you think Moody you think of him always being on guard.
He looked like he had SO much potential to be an even greater character than he already is. Did he have to go and die before the stuff gets real?
This death came to me as a shock and I was devastated that he died. I was shocked that he COULD die, he was so strong
Sad death, greatest of most characters. I am glad they found his eye.
I think his death is one of the most saddest because he was just a Kid! he was just a little boy who hero worshipped Harry to the point of following him to a war. It feels so unfair, he didn't get to live his life. He didn't get to even finish school. You also have to think of his younger brother. It must have been taumitized to realize his brother was gone. When his brother came to Hogwarts, it never seemed to mention one without the other.
Ok he wasn't THAT young but out of all the hogwarts students with a name, he and Ginny were the youngest and therefore the closest thing to a child, especially Colin because we don't get enough development and still think of him as a child subconsciously. Nobody doesn't cry when the overly-curious camera boy dies. For no reason other than being unlucky enough to get caught in a war,
This is one of the saddest death for me. I always had this "Thing" with Colin. He have always wanted to save Harry, and died at his first chance :(
The most sad about Colin's Death is that it was kind og ignored, in the books its just said that Harry walks into Neville who Are holding a Death body and very Short mentioned that its Colin you knows nothing about his Death, in the movies her aren't egen mentioned at ALL. I liked Colin, her was so innocent and Brave. Like he was told not to fight but did anyway, he had been hiding because he was muggleborn the whole year Then he comes to fight but is told that he is top young. He Leaves but sneaks back and Then Dies... Just Dies and the only thing you know is that he was killed by a Death Eater unknown who. I like the theory he was killed by a Death Eater protecting Harry like a Death Eater casts a killing curse at Harry Potter's back Colin Then jumps in and died without Harry Knowing anything, I wish that theory was true. I liked Colin but he was just ignored </3
1. Harry didn't die. He was dead for about 10 minutes in the last book/movie, but he comes back. He was also dead in an alternate reality in the Cursed Child, but we all agree that the Cursed Child is not canon.
2. Even when he was dead, we never SAW him die, or his body so I don't know why people think he's dead.
I wish Harry didn't die in cursed child. It was so painful the way Rowling described the pain everyone felt when the boy who lived twice finally died.
Wait a moment, Harry Potter DIED? OK fine, I didn't read the coursed child book, but it is just SAD to hear THAT HE DIED. DID HE GET KILLED OR DIED A NATRUAL DEATH?
Harry did not die in the cursed child book it was just an alternate reality
All marauders died protecting Harry, James sacrifice, Sirius’s unexpected Lupin in the battle and Pettigrew he died chocking himself to own Harry. I personally think it was really sad. Voldy was very understood too. He was just a orphan in a orphanage with issues that made him feel insane(magic) then all of a sudden Dumbledore comes and Boom! He’s a wizard get I. Slytherin (can’t blame him) and well you know. Slytherin’s are quite power hungry.
He deserved it. He was the reason I almost cried cause of scabber’s death! But then by the end of the 3 book. I hated Peter
SPIT ON GRAVE
He didn't turn good. He was in debt with Harry, so when he was unable to kill him, Voldemort used the silver hands to strangle him.
He should've died sooner...I would've been happy if Harry let Lupin and Sirius kill him in the Prisoner of Azkaban
REGGIE! His brother didn't find out about his brave sacrifice. He didn't even need anybody to know he knew and he went through all that pain so that someone MIGHT be able to destroy the Dark Lord. He also took the potion and made Kreacher leave because he cared about a house elf which tons of wizards even the "Good" brother Sirius thought of as inferior more than his own life. Don't get me wrong I love Sirius too. But it gets on my nerves that know one ever remembers Reggie. Rant over.
Sirius died thinking Regulus was loyal to the Death Eaters.
Regulus died knowing his brother loathed him for it.
Finally found his redemption, but died with his brother hating him as he didn't know the truth.
Didn't know him for that long so I don't really care to much
Even though he (and most scary bugs such as that butterfly closeup from Spongebob) traumatized me in my childhood, it brought a tear in my eye when Hagrid, Harry, and Slughorn had a little ceremony for him. It was both a sad and heartwarming moment. Especially when it lead to the duet between Hagrid and Slughorn.
She was a single mother just trying to support her little arachnids
"Seriously misunderstood creatures" -I love when Hagrid says this hahaha
I know it was a spider and I hate them but this was still really sad
I wish that she could actually be a character. Not just a name on paper. Otherwise I'm really SAD.
She was so sweet and kind she did not deserve that tragic death
I wish I had seen more of her story.
Her story was very heartbreaking
He's not dead he was put in azkaban I think
He amazing and so not dead...!
He ain't dead people
He was not dead
Wait, didn't Fawkes re...generate? or something? Yeah, he did, but then he flew away after Dumbledore... passed
He saved Harrys life
He was a real good phenox(especially for the order
Oh no not you
DRACO LOVED HER and sorpious didn't even got a chance to feel her mothers love for sooo long
She shouldn't have died...
Draco turned good so it was sad to see Astoria die
Read Cursed Child The Journey
The Basilisk was a beautiful creature. It loved life. In it's early life, the Basilisk sat in his room inventing neat gadgets. It's mom and dad did not support his creative side. He moved out at a young age, only 15, started a business. He sold neat little things. He unfortunately found out about the death of his mother, and fell into depression. The Basilisk fought through it though, and reopened his shop, and sold the best darn things he ever had! He invented the can opener, the toilet, and even invented a few spells. He was sleeping, and then was woken by an evil boy, who killed him with a sword. R.I.P., Basilisk. You will be missed.
Is this a joke? This was the monster in the Chamber of Secrets that was petrifying Mrs Norris, and Muggle-born Students. Hermione is one remember. They needed Mandrakes to bring people back to life. Mandrakes are dangerous plants but heal.
Salazar Slytherin put this in the Chamber of Secrets 50 years before.
Tom Riddle framed Hagrid.
Lucius Malfoy put a Horcrux, Voldemort's diary into Ginny's cauldron and she was possessed by Voldemort's soul.
Moaning Myrtle real name Myrtle Warren a 14 year old girl who was obviously emotional with puberty, periods. Was also being bullied and hid in the toilets and was killed by it when Tom Riddle was using it to kill.
A majestic creature with a sad end, they were just lonely, and slightly crazed from spending 50 years alone - and god knows how many before that!
The Basilisk was loved by all. He was just extremely misunderstood. All he wanted was a little reading material it’s not his fault it was a horcrux. When Percy kills him in the 5th book the deathly hallows I wrote ms. JkR a strongly worded email. #JUSTICEFORBASY
She was bullied all her life and died out of nowhere because she tried to tell a boy to get out of the girl's bathroom in some school. Not the saddest death, but definitely a undeserved, miserable one. And she didn't even get to tell the boy off.
Moaning Myrtle seriously needs a boyfriend
Woah, she should not have died!
nothing' to say about this charictor
Wait WHAT! I read the books 2 times it never mentioned that!😢
One of my favorite pets :((((((
I hate animal deaths so much! WHY J.K WHY
Human dies* me: Should have been more carful. *cat dies* me: GASP! *SOBS * WHYYY SO SADD WHY
I honestly feel dreadful for Luna, and her knowing that she was there and that if she just stopped her from casting that spell must be awful.
Must have been devastating for Luna...she was only nine, and I'm sure she was so heartbroken.
If I were Luna I'd have depression
I don't think Fang died but he was one of my favorite charoctor
Fang didn’t die
I love fang I wish I had a dog 🐶