Worst Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten
1 Dolores Umbridge

Made the Order of the Phoenix the most painful read I've ever experienced... as a 4th grader, I happily completed the 1st book, fell off in the 2nd, finished the 3rd one rather well, the 4th one took some time, but I enjoyed those days during lunch, reading Goblet of Fire. Then came the Order of the Phoenix, which was beyond mediocre. Later, in 5th grade, I read the Deathly Hallows after watching the 6th movie (After the fallout that was the 5th book, I couldn't bear reading the series for a while) and the Chamber of Secrets. Just recently, I finished the Half Blood prince. The only book I haven't read is the Order, due to this character being just god-awful.

I have reserved an extra special hatred for this loathsome, disgusting, pretentious cold-blooded reptile! There's a load of unlikeable characters in Harry Potter, from Lockhart, to Skeeter, to Malfoy, to Marge, but there is nothing worse than the toad herself! What sets her apart from other jerks is that she represents everything wrong with today's society. He's carrying around that smile, acting all innocent, while deep down secretly tearing apart everything, slowly. And she does that with a smile, thinking she's "so good". Other villains in Harry Potter at leastr don't try to hide their evilness, with the exception of Rita Skeeter, who's just a TAD less unlikeable than Umbridge. Both represent what's wrong in today's society, and those flaws are especially alive in Sweden. As a Swede myself, every time I see Umbridge on page, I see our government. They're both equally pretentious, arrogant, racist and unwilling to open their eyes! Always twisting the meaning in everything. There is no fictional character I hate, or loathe more than the pink toad! Normally I'm agianst shipping, Demumbridge for the win! She deserves it!

2 Vernon Dursley

Umbridge and Bellatrix I can understand, by how is Draco Malfoy worse than Uncle Vernon?! Draco has redeeming qualities. It's entirely possible to defend him without pulling complete nonsense out of your ass. But Vernon is completely irredeemable. There is absolutely NO excusing the things he did. Literally the only good thing Vernon has going for him is the fact that he turned Harry, front and center of the biggest literary phenomenon in recorded history, into a relatable character for victims of child abuse.

He didn't punish Dudley, and egged on his bullying.
When Dudley went on a diet he called "fruit and vegetables" rabbit food. Harry was forced to go on Dudley's diet and forced to eat less than the Dursley's.
He got bars put on Harry's window, and didn't want Hedwig flying outside.
Forcing Harry to drink a little bowl of cold soup.
He yelled at Harry really loud for saying "Magic" "You forgot the magic word."
Who knows what Vernon and Marge's parents were like.

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.

What? Like I know he's a spoiled brat, and all that but why he here and not Harry? Harry Potter is a whiny brat to and he's marked as the amazing hero who can do no wrong. At least Draco redeems himself at the end! I know Harry's parents died and all that, but you can't just smack that down onto a piece of paper and expected us to care, you need to actually make us feel for this guy, not make him into a boring, one dimensional idiot. In The half blood prince I was just... that was really sad with Draco, and he seems like an actual human being not someone you would hate in real life but is forced into this "I am perfect" box by the author! I've heard a lot of people talking about how she couldn't make Harry Potter perfect, but just scratch all the teenage whininess and give him some real personality traits Can someone name any interesting characteristics he has right now? Yay he's brave yay we all love him now! Good job, never heard of that one before, the brave male lead filled to the brim with honour and virtue. hmmm, that sounds to common, let's make him whinny to! Best character ever! Draco is way less annoying then him!

4 Dudley Dursley

Dinky Diddydums is an awful, horrible pig. Some people might think he turned good/redeemed himself by saying Harry wasn't a waste of space, but that just proves how awful him and his family are. "I don't think you're a waste of space" is hardly compensation for someone saving your soul. Spoilt brat.

If you hated him in the movies, do not read the books. In the books, he is practically the definition of Idiot. Oh, and in the books, Malfoy is MUCH worse. Trust me on this, if you have read the books and the movies, you know what I mean.

Yes it was 17 years but ever heard of maturity?
Giving Harry a cup of tea, thinking Harry was coming with them.
After the dementor attack he was less immature, bratty. Because he had just seen his terribleness.
Five books of an immature brat (Well fifth book before the dementor attack)

5 Rita Skeeter

Well, if I was suspicious of lies, I'd put a jinx onto the quick quotes quill and make it say the true things. And maybe use a time turner to change past-time ones. And when it says "writes Rita Skeeter, attractive blonde" it should say "Lies Rita Skeeter, dumb idiot.

I don't like her, because she turns around everything Harry says in the interview. No matter how many times he said he was 14 instead of 12, she wouldn't listen. Then again, it's funny to see the reference to most of today's journalists.

Skeeter is just a more tame version of Umbridge, and she does get a more fair fate, as her animagus status is exposed by Hermione and thus indirectly helps Harry to gain the trust of the wizarding world by writing that article for the Squibbler.

6 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.

Bellatrix Lestrange is a psychotic maniac that is so loyal to Voldemort that you could imagine her and Voldemort having a baby. Bellatrix killed Sirius, one of my favorite characters, Dobby, also one of my favorite characters, Tonks, and she tortured the longbottoms!

She is a psychopathic maniac that loves to just scream and laugh out loud while she tortures and kills. Helena Bonham Carter did a fantastic job with this character making her extremely psychotic and evil.

She's a psychotic, horrible, awful person and I hate her more than I hate Voldemort. Plus she killed Sirius, who was my second favorite character. Yep, she definitely wins worst character award.

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.

I know he's a villain, and he tried to kill Harry and stuff, but I am kind of sympathetic towards him. I mean if your parents had a really sad story like his did, and you had to grow up in and orphanage where you were different than others ( He was a wizard, and his middle name was Marvolo). Then all of a sudden this guy comes and wants to take him to his school ( Dumbledore, Hogwarts) and he probably thinks Dumbledore means an insane asylum at first. Because the people in the orphange probably made him feel like that's the only place he'd belong. He never had any parents, or trusted guardians to tell him to turn his life around. Then he went to Hogwarts and and suddenly he had this power, and he was one of the smartest in the school. Then he went ot to find out more about his family and learned about his parents, and he probably developed his hate of muggles because of his muggle orphange past, and because of who his father was. Then he got all power cray and killed whoever tried to stop him.

8 Peter Pettigrew

Wait how is this rat so low! He betrayed his friends, he's the reason Harry's parents are dead, he got Sirius imprisoned for a crime he never committed, and he revived Voldemort. I agree with Umbridge being #1 but I cannot stand Pettigrew. He's a spineless coward and he got what he deserved in Deathly Hallows (only thing I absolutely hate about the movies is that they never killed him like in the book, but I understand why, it's a little much for a fantasy film).

He framed Sirius for murder and let Sirius sit in Azkaban in his place for 12 years. He betrayed the only people who were ever kind to him and who would have died for him. He's not only the reason Harry has no parents but he also eliminated any possibility of Harry and Sirius having a somewhat normal life together. Because of him Sirius had to spend the end of his life alone as a prisoner in his old home. How is he not higher up on this list?

9 Vincent Crabbe

Probably just me but he's one of the most interesting characters in the franchise, in how he goes from being one of Draco's dumb and quiet sidekicks, to being more evil than either of his friends. It's a shame he died so soon...

10 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.

Let me get this straight, Harry Potter is one of the worst characters when he is the main character in the book, and when he defeated the worst wizard of all time, Lord Voldemort? For your information, Harry Potter is a boy who survived the killing curse and is loyal to his friends. He defeated a lot of the death eaters, some on his own and some with his friends, and to the person who wrote that he never accomplishes anything on his own, you probably were not paying attention in the books. Harry Potter killed the basilisk, a gigantic snake that can kill you with his/her looks, He saved Hermione and Ron from the lake in the Goblet of fire, Survived a Hungarian Horntail, and a lot more! You need to reread the books and rewatch the movies, Stupid!

He never accomplishes anything on his own (he always needs help) and he never applies himself despite the fact Voldemort was trying to hunt him down. Isn't it his dream to become an auror but didn't work hard to achieve it and often Hermione does his work for him. He's whiny and self-centered, especially in book 5, like dude you would be dead without your friends be more grateful, jackass. he uses my-parents-are-dead excuse to say anything he wants about anyone, like he calls out Malfoy's parents for being losers, Harry your dad was the biggest loser ever, stop talking. Also he's generic (Selfless, Loyal, Brave) yeah what main character doesn't already have those traits? thousand of characters are selfless, loyal and brave, Harry is not special after all, therefore he's completely Boring.

The Contenders
11 Barty Crouch Jr.

But he turned Draco into an animal! Even if I do feel sorry for him (Draco), that was totally awesome!
And he's David Tennant!

He's personally my favourite death eater. He has more personality and a more relateable backstory than most, and he's truly commited to Voldemort.

He should be one because he pretty much lead Cedric diggery to his death! SO EVIL!

12 Percy Weasley

Ok, let me get this straight. Percy was great and all in the first book and the movie. It was fun to watch Percy guide Harry through his sudden entrance into the wizarding world. You don't see him to much in the books or movies until the fifth book and movie where you see him with slicked back hair and his stern expression, it's just too much to bare. How can such a likable character transform into such a villain!?

Why does nobody on this list forgive mistakes people have made I mean look who avenged freds death bye killing the death eater who killed him and comforted george when he figured out. Huh? Huh?

I just think that Percy is really stuck up and only does things that will beneift him and not his family or friends. He did have a change of heart though.

13 Kreacher

But Kreacher is Kreacher. What has he done to be bad?

What did he do to be bad

14 Snape

As much as I respect Snape punishing Harry- I mean, he wants to teach is damn class before the bell rings- and stuff like that.
He's just in love with Lily so much I want to strangle him.
He says it's just love, but the way he does show this "Love," isn't even proper love; it's called being a lonely Yanderu (not to be mistaken with Japanese term, Yandere) creep!
He acts like he's perfectly fine with James and Harry (as a baby, when Lily and James were still alive, he kinda cares when he goes to the school, Hogwarts, which he teaches) dying; hoping that Lily runs to his arms, desperate for a new husband and kid. It's sickening to describe Snape.

He was beautifully written and interesting character. All of this is true. HOWEVER, this does not stop him from being a jerk to people for pretty much no reason. Oh wait- get this- he hated Harry because he is James' son! WOW, what an amazing reason to hate someone and get a false image of who they are! He insulted and occaisonly abused his students, why? Because they were Gryffindor of course! For example in Goblet of Fire when Draco CURSED Hermione, Sanpe simply insulted her, and Draco got no punishment. His love for Lily is very sweet however. But he had no respect for her opinions. Snape hurt her sister. Hated her friends. Hated anyone who talked to her. It was... something. But he was loyal and important to Dumbledore, and I appreciate that, and he certainly is not the worst. I just wanted to talk about him. But I still think the character is ok.

15 Lavender Brown

I don't get why everyone hates her. She liked Ron, but so what? Are you saying that only Hermione could like Ron? She never did anything evil. I know she was bothering Harry a lot about Ron, but he was ignoring her and honestly that's no way to treat your girlfriend. Ron was too scared to dump her so it was obvious she'd be pissed off when she saw her boyfriend up in the boy's dormitory. I hate that Ron didn't outright tell her that he didn't want to be in their relationship anymore and instead hid from her and pretended to be sleeping every time she came to visit him.

USELESS. USELESS. She serves no purpose to the story other than being a cheap romantic opponent to Hermione over Ron. Come on! This is coming from the same series that gave us Harry/Cho/Cedric, one of the best love triangles ever! Being a romantic opponent was NOT Cedric's defining characteristic, but it certainly is Lavender's. Even Jar Jar Binks was more relevant to Star Wars than Lavender Brown ever was to Harry Potter.

16 Petunia Dursley

Instead of having a heart she had jealousy.
But really the jealousy is a sad story because she wanted to be a witch when she was a child but couldn't she even sent a letter to Dumbledore.
Imagine Harry Potter was real and finding out that one of your siblings was going to Hogwarts and you was a Muggle.
But she should've had a heart, and let the jealousy go when you grew up.
Remember what she said about Lily on the hut on the rock. She still had the jealousy.
that's why she was so horrible.

She's bad, but she gradually redeems herself in books 5-7 and it's revealed that she has a heart and actually did love her sister. And when Harry leaves the dursleys forever she does have remorse. It was a deleted scene in the Deathly Hallows Part 1 film unfortunately

Hermione above Petunia?! After Bellatrix this list is just starting to get confusing (well Draco being at second is confusing too, but still).

17 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.

Ron actually is an awful character and an awful friend. Sure, he hides that under his 'amazing loyalty', but really his loyalty is a joke. He totally ditches Harry in the Goblet of Fire for something Harry didn't even do. Yes, if he had been correct, Harry would have been a total jerk, but he could at least give his friend the benefit of the doubt. Yes, he does eventually make up with Harry, but, three books later he ditches Harry again. Also, he is cruel and mean to Hermione throughout the first few books in the series.

He abandons Harry twice when Harry needs his friendship and support the most -- TWICE! He behaves horribly towards Hermione -- his putting her down as a know-it-all and his comments during the Yule Ball are some examples -- and is just as bad as Malfoy in terms of his prejudice against Slytherins. He slacks off at school and ignores his studies in general, unlike his more ambitious siblings. If he really wanted to stand out and make a name for himself, he should do something about it on his own instead of whining all the time and relying on Harry's fame and Hermione's brains for help.

18 Marjorie Dursley

She is only this low because she only has 3 minutes of screen time. She is so unbearable, ugly, and annoying. Glad she only appears in one movie for a few minutes.

Worse than Vernon by a long shot. In comparision, he would be Voldemort while Marge is Umbridge

How is she not at number two?! How?!

19 Pansy Parkinson

I hate her so much.

She reminds me of my 1st girlfriend I had in my freshman year of high school.I didn't date for 2 years because of her. Now,when I read her,it's all I can think about.

20 Hermione Granger

She kidnapped and blackmailed Rita Skeeter for one whole year. And Rowling/Fouling doesn't even condemn her. When Rita's only fault was writing. Same way, she sexually harasses and assaults Malfoy, when surrounded by her bodyguards Ron and Harry, and protected by feminazi law that cheers assaults on men and criminalizes slight accidental shoving of a woman as the unforgivable domestic violence. She is so much concerned about Elf's rights but never about the wrongs Ron and Malfoy keep doing to Draco. Imagine the entire DADA class attacking the trio of Draco-Crabbe-Goyle. That's even worst cowardice than his father's. At least his father attacked in a position of 3:1. Hermione and her friends attack from a position of almost 30:1.

Not the worst character by a long shot, but I definitely can't stand her. She's an insufferable know-it-all, by which I do not mean, she's actually intelligent. She states her opinions as fact, and is overly self-righteous. Not to mention she's every bit a bully. Luna Lovegood has unique views and opinions, and Hermione is very quick to put her down for it, just because Luna's views and opinions don't fit her world view. Many others are the same, true, but Hermione's self-righteousness makes it stand out as particularly bad coming from her. Especially seeing as she herself was bullied in her muggle school years.

I also don't like that they allowed allowed her to look pretty in the movies. One of the few redeeming qualities Hermione had, in my opinion, is that she was a rather unpleasant looking girl, with her huge bushy hair and, before fourth year anyways, her large overbite. Female heroines are almost always pretty girls, and Hermione, in the books at least, is not, by any means, pretty. Some might point at the Yule Ball as counter-evidence, but Hermione admitted, in the books, that she had used so much of the potion Harry's grandfather created to make the Potter fortune, Sleekeazy's Hair Potion, that it would cost her too much time, and likely money considering she's just a student, to use it regularly.

I could go on about other things I don't like about her, but, in the end, this is just my opinion, and I just don't have the time to list everything I dislike about Hermione. Needless to say, she's my most hated character from this series, bar none.

21 Bill Weasley
22 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley is a prominent character in the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling. She is the youngest child and only daughter of the Weasley family. Initially introduced as a shy girl with a crush on Harry Potter, Ginny develops into a strong, independent young woman. Skilled in magic and Quidditch, she plays a pivotal role in the fight against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.

She's the most developed character in the franchise, whoever voted for her obviously just watched the movies (where she's admittedly bland) but didn't read the books at all. I honestly think that she was an awesome character with OR without Harry, who was determined to help out with fighting He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, but that's because I read the books which are far superior to the movies.

No duh she's the worst character. Both in books and films. I'm tired of her constant rudeness, and how Sueish she is. I'm tired of how she thinks she's all that just because she's good at Quidditch. And in the movies, she's lovesick and creepy. Every scene she looks like she's ready to have sex. Ewww. Great character example for kids (not! ) Hermione is 10 times better. But I like Bonnie Wright

She's a wonderful character in the books, but the directors and writers made her boring and perfect in the movies so she becomes extremely uninteresting. However despite Ginny being written incorrectly, Bonnie Wright is perfect as Ginny.

23 Dean Thomas

Just an idiot

24 Gilderoy Lockhart

He's such a show off, and thinks he's a know-it-all, but really he's an idiot.

I HATE HATE HATE lockhart. He was actually tolerable in the movie, but in the book he irritated the life out me. He was so arrogant, only talked about himself, didn't care about Harry or Ginny or anyone apart from himself. God I wish Harry would've threw him into the basilisks' mouth or something. I would've been relieved!

I thought he was cool at first. Then towards the climax all my respect went out of the window

25 James Potter

I don't like him because according online, James Potter didn't just hex and tease Snape, he hexed many bystanders for fun through out most of his time at Hogwarts. He's from this rich family, I get it, spoiled and stuff, but that doesn't give a reason to all this bullying! And to Snape, it's bully and humiliation! Honestly, if I were Snape, after all these years of been humiliated and teased and bullied, I wanna get some serious revenge on him because he deserves it. It doesn't matter he grew out of it, no duh, most people grew out from childhood! He never apologized, I don't think he ever regret his behavior not only to Snape but many others he mocked ruthlessly. It's just not cool. I'm not a big fan of Snape, and he was not a good person either, but I can understand him more in this point.

Harry did not know anything until he saw Snape's Worst Memory. Harry was bullied by Snape, and James is his father so he would be against Snape. James grew up and we all know that many teen girls are more mature than teen boys. James was only 21 when he was murdered. I like Fred and George, like James. But remember that Fred and George stuffed a Slytherin called Montague through the vanishing cabinet injuring him. Allowing first years to test their joke shop items. Hissing at a first year (Malcolm Baddock - Goblet of Fire) when he was sorted into Slytherin.

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