Top 10 Saddest Harry Potter Deaths
Severus Snape had the hardest life to the saddest death. He was bullied by James Potter and lost Lily Evans. He had a heart of gold. He was trying to save Harry Potter in the Philosopher's Stone. He cared for Harry and would never stop loving Lily Evans. He begged the Dark Lord to keep Lily alive. He was a double agent against the Dark Lord for revenge for him needing to kill Dumbledore. He used his Occlumency to hide the fact he was secretly betraying Voldemort. He had no choice to kill Albus Dumbledore especially because he had done the Unbreakable Vowel with Narcissa Malfoy. Severus Snape didn't deserve his death but more he half deserved his hate. He was at least 90% the bravest man in Harry Potter. He was one of the most important characters in Harry Potter.
Severus Snape was cruel, unfair, and rude to Harry Potter because of his dad. So Harry hated Snape the moment he arrived at Hogwarts. Harry hated Snape for nearly all his life. But when Snape's past was revealed, Harry forgave him. All the time Snape was a spy for Dumbledore. He only killed Dumbledore because Dumbledore asked him to. Snape used Occlumency to hide the truth from He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Snape was talented and smart. His death was most devastating. I nearly broke down into tears. The moment He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named killed Lily Potter, Severus changed sides. But He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did not now this because Snape used Occlumency. Snape protected Harry as best as he could. So I agree with Harry that Severus Snape is the bravest man and has the most devastating death.
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.
Well Dobby was a bit annoying but lovable nonetheless, if only he hadn't stopped for a stupid speech in front of Bellatrix, surely he knew that she wouldn't have mercy, it's what we all love about that insane goth version of Umbridge.
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
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.
Dobby was the bravest, loyalest house elf there ever was. His simple dedication to harry was so great his last words were Harry Potter. He will never be forgotten; his socks, spirit, and funny way of talking were all special and unique and this is why we will always remember dear old Dobby.
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.
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
His death was far by the hardest, he floated away so slowly unlike being avada'd and simply being killed he drifted away. In my opinion one of the few things that had grounded Harry to his childhood and family was taken away and that was the moment he no longer remained a child, especially since the next spell he cast was an unforgivable and I found it so sad that he lost his godfather and his reaction was so heart-wrenching.
I think this is the saddest death because it was sorta harry's fault, though you can trace it to Voldemort, harry still felt to blame. Also, how many father figures can one kid loose? Harry lost his dad, then Sirius, and finally Lupin. Imagine knowing that you are partly to blame for your father figure's death! So sad!
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.
Fred Weasley is by far the funniest character in any book or movie. He was the one that made us laugh when things were tough. Fred (and George) were always there when you needed something. Not only is Fred hilarious, he's an amazing brother and friend. Fred's death is the saddest because of these things. Think of George as well, his twin and best friend not being able to see him everyday, not being able to talk to him, when Fred died, George lost himself. There will never be a greater pair of pranksters. I love Fred Weasley, he will live in my heart forever.
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!
The reason this death hurt so much isn't because of his actual death (at least to me). It was the fact that he left George alone. All their life they were together, always finishing their others sentences, annoying their friends and family, and basically causing mayhem wherever they went.
Perhaps two of the funniest characters to ever exist on the page or the big screen, Fred and George were like the brothers we never had but always wanted. And that is why Fred's death is so emotional.
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...
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!
He has a lot to contend with but puts a smile on his face and occasionally indulges in a sherbet lemon. He made Hogwarts a magical place and saw potential all. An amazing wizard and sad that he has few votes. Honestly, and you call yourselves Harry Potter fans. Well Dumbledore RIP. You were the saddest loss of the series.
Hedwig was honestly the saddest death for me. I do have a soft spot for animals, but its not just that. She was Harry's only link to the magical world while he was stuck with the Dursleys. She stuck by him through thick and thin. I think her death really symbolized the end of Harry's childhood. RIP Hedwig.
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
Only death I ever cried at. I feel like Hedwig is so underrated! I was balling in the theater the other sad deaths were Dobby, Fred and Tonks, considering Fred and Tonks are two of my favorite characters. And Dobby is in my top 15!
I can't believe that Hedwig dies, I mean, she was just trying to save Harry and Hagrid from those terrible Death Eaters. It wasn't like she was bad or anything. Hedwig was just so cute! Lots of other deaths I'd vote for, but this one is one I so have to vote for
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.
It's not fair that Remus Lupin is 7th on this list. It's not fair the way her died. It's not fair that he does at all, really. Lupin was my favorite character who died. I loved him since we met him, I was devastated when I found out he was a werewolf, I thought we'd never see him after he stopped teaching, and I was overjoyed when he came back in Order of the Phoenix. But when he died, I didn't cry at all. Why? Because it didn't register that he had died. It didn't hit me at all, because we didn't see it. Lupin was a great character, he deserved a great death scene. Sirius had one, Snape had one, Dumbledore, Dobby, Fred, and even Hedwig all had one. But not poor Lupin. We just walk in on his dead body, never getting to see him for what I'm sure, knowing Lupin, was a heroic death. It feels like a kind of disrespect to his memory that JK Rowling didn't take the time to give Lupin and Tons something, yet even still his death is "ridikulus"ly sad, to quote his first lesson. RIP to the ...more
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.
Remix Lupin =the reason I am yet to read Deathly Hallows without crying. He had a miserable life most of the time, with his friends dead, traitors or imprisoned, and him being a werewolf. He must have been so happy to discover that Sirius was innocent - yet he too died within two years. Finally, he had a wife and son and was happy at last... and well, you know how that ended. Rip Remus, we will never forget you
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
Harry Potter wouldn't be as it is if lily and James wouldn't have died. They were the ones that made the series come to life.
You get me?
What if James and Lily didn't die and have a long lovely life with their ordinary son Harry?
I'm more sad about Lilly than James. We don't know much about James only that he was a bully and his protronus was a stag. where as Lilly we know what happened with her and snape and about aunt pertunia.
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.
I don't think he was the saddest death, that still lies with dobby but it was extremely sad the main reason being his father. Its one thing to lose a parent it's another to lose a child. When I watch him scream " MY BOY " I always have tears it's just heartbreaking no other word for it.
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.
If I could choose two I would choose Fred as well but Cedric, I'm in love with. He is my favourite character even though he was in one movie. In my fan fic I invent a spell that brings him back to life because every time I watch Goblet Of Fire I ball my eyes out.
Oh Tonks, were do I start? She is so adorable! I loved her clumsy and goofy self. For example when she wanted to help Mrs Weasley get the dishes away in "The Order Of The Phoenix" she accidentally makes something break. That made my heart melt! She really wanted to help! She may have been clumsy but her heart was always in the right place!
When Sirius dies she is so devastated! She fully blamed herself! I felt so awful for her! Harry just had to mention Sirius's name and her eyes filled with tears! Snape had to make it worse to! He said
'I've been interested in seeing your new patronous. I think you were better off with the old one. The new one looks weak."
And in the Deathly Hallows she dies! Having just been married and had a son!
R.I.P Nymphodora Tonks. Loved by everyone.
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!
Nymphadora. Tonks. I love her. She was clumsy, brave, kind, and loyal. I cried so, so much when she died. She should be at least right under Lupin, who should be under Sirius. I don't think Cedric matters that much. I don't even really like him. And it was so sad because Lupin and Tonks had just married and had a little boy. They barely had enough time with their son. Tonks should not have died, because she was a wonderful person and a loyal Hufflepuff, and a talented Auror and metamorphagus.
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,
Colin Creevey was super underrated. But That is what made this kids death so sad. Colin was muggleborn, so he didn't have to go fight. But he did. He should have lived a long life, an the fact this brave, brave, kid isn't on the list saddens me. Colin will always be remembered in the hearts of all Harry Potter fans.
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
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.
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.
Sad I didn't know he died in the cursed child until I read the death list.
He had to stay with the horrible Dursley's for so long!
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.
Finally found his redemption, but died with his brother hating him as he didn't know the truth.
Sirius died thinking Regulus was loyal to the Death Eaters.
Regulus died knowing his brother loathed him for it.
Just when he turned good...
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 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.
I don't know.. Rats are cute and all.. But Peter is just awful... He's.. Not even a rat I guess so I hate him.
I hoped he would turn good at the end. All they used it for was to kill him.
I wish that she could actually be a character. Not just a name on paper. Otherwise I'm really SAD.
I wish I had seen more of her story.
I just feel really bad for her!
She was so sweet and kind she did not deserve that tragic death
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.
I was just sad about this death because th saw Hagrid crying.
Mad Eye killed the spider he should go to azkaban for that.
I actually really liked Aragog. Sad upon death
She shouldn't have died...
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.
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 did NOT deserve to die. It was just being told what to do. The majestic creature died a sad death
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
Wait, didn't Fawkes re...generate? or something? Yeah, he did, but then he flew away after Dumbledore... passed
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.
Woah, she should not have died!
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.
He never even got to meet his grandson.
Ted died> Really do your research!
Persecuted for being a muggle-born, and killed before meeting his grandson.
The Riddle family gardener who was accused of murdering them. Though there wasn't enough evidence to convict him he remained the rest of his life as an outcast.
Died when watching over the one house he worked at all his life.
In the 4th book the first person Voldemort killed. Correction the first muggle Voldemort killed.
Not so sad but for some it is.
It could be in top 20s. Or should take voldys spot.
by the way why didn't umbridge die. The reason I hate pink.