Top Ten Worst Things About Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Amongst all the Harry Potter novels/movies, this is my least favorite, and here is why.
The Top Ten
1 Sirius Black's death

they really didn't need to have him die, but I do understand. But what I think was the worst is that he kind of became a bad person throughout the book, becoming restless and grumpy and really just a jerk, giving harry bad advice.

My problem with this was how poorly it was handled. I was kind of confused about this entire situation..., it all happened way too quickly, and he fell into a... veil? That's how he died? Yeah..., this moment was done much better in the movies.

This was sad. Very sad. I know that he was a jerk to Snape and I was mad at him. But he was basically Harry's father.

The closest living family member to Harry had died close to the end of the novel. And by his own sister too.

2 Dolores Umbridge

She makes the entire book a pain to read. By far the most unlikeable fictional animal to ever step foot in the world of fiction. She represents everything wrong with Sweden (and the rest of the world too I suppose)

There is NOTHING good about this gal. She defeats the whole purpose of the magic school, attempts the Cruciatius Curse on Harry, wants to get rid of magical creatures, and leads attacks on other teachers, all while pretending she's in there for a good cause.

She is basically the current education system personified in Harry Potter.
Why would anyone like her?

She is just so shockingly evil, I wish Rowling had written her a little more complexly.

3 The ignorance about Voldemort's return

I didn't care much for the ministry before this, but this made me despise them more than the Swedish government. This, comined with Umbridge makes for a painful read.

I HATED Umbridge and Sirius' death was unnecessary and very sad, but the worst and most annoying thing was how everyone was reacting to Voldemort's return. Even Seamus was being horrible. Ugh, it was so awful. Felt so bad for Harry.

Cornelius Fudge, along with other people (especially Umbridge), flat out refuse to believe his return.

That's what makes this book really interesting.

4 Dolores Umbridge making Harry carve "I Must Not Tell Lies" into his arm

I know that she was listed as #1 on this list, but, it was specifically this act of cruelty that was the worst thing about her.

He wasn't lying wasn't it obvious cause who would lie about Voldermort coming back?!?

The worst chapter ever.

That was so mean especially spice she done it to fred and george and other kids too

5 Harry getting expelled from Hogwarts

He didn't get expelled for Hogwarts. He almost did, but he didn't.

6 Dumbledore is forced to leave

Umbridge and the ministry already made the book annoying enough, but this was the final nail in the coffin. Without the big daddy, no fun at Hogwarts

Due to the tip-off about Dumbledore's Army, he takes responsibility and leaves. This only leads to Umbridge being the Headmistress of Hogwarts.

7 Harry, Fred and George banned from Quidditch.

Umbridge had no right to do that. It was up to McGonagall. Cause she is head of Gryffindor house.

8 Harry having to live with the Dursleys for one last summer

It wouldn't make sense that this magic-hating family would have Harry with them still, even if Harry had saved Dudley.

9 Sirius wouldn't have died if Harry had used the mirror

No Harry was not stupid.
Sirius could've asked Harry why he was not using his mirror when they were talking when he had just seen Snape's Worst Memory. Sirius could've just mentioned it or even sent an owl.

YES. Harry is almost as observant as a brick wall.

Yes,Harry was quite stupid in not using the mirror,although I am not sure if he found the mirror before or after Sirius died.

10 Harry's visions

Harry has visions of attacks on Arthur Weasley and Sirius Black. It was stated that Voldemort had influence on these visions.

This was the strong part of the book. It made for a really interesting sub-plot.

Without those visions, Arthur (Mr. Weasley) would surely perish.

The Contenders
11 Hagrid being driven away from the school

Hagrid didn't have a whole lot to do in this novel. He of course helped the heroes, but again, Umbridge wanted him away from the school.

The start of the climax. It was really sad

12 Draco and Pansy as Slytherin prefects
13 Voldemort possessing Harry to attempt to get Dumbledore to kill him

Disturbing as heck, but definitely a good moment.

14 Harry losing his temper

It got really frustrating, especially with Cho Chang, but at the same time I don't blame him.

Voldemort returning, puberty.

15 Harry's angstiness

Oh yeah a 15 year old. Also the Ministry not believing that Voldemort is back and others, Umbridge, scars with "I Must Not Tell Lies", life long ban from his favourite game.
Yelling at Ron and Hermione well he was stuck in the Dursley's all summer, the letters with little information he got from them when he was stuck at the Dursley's and he thought they were having fun at the Burrow he didn't even know what the Order of the Phoenix was and it had to be secretive and the fact that he is a teenager. Not that little 11 year old now.
Earlier books Voldemort was just on the back of Quirrells head and just a Horcrux the book after, in the third no Voldemort and the fourth back at the end.
Harry and Cho? first kiss wasn't the best he didn't really like it, the date well it was a year after he saw Cedric's death and it was just his first crush.

I think what made the book less enjoyable for me was all of Harry's angstiness. He yells at Ron and Hermione in the first couple chapters, loses his temper even more throughout, and complains about Dumbledore ignoring him. Add to that all the drama between him and Cho and him being kicked off the Quidditch team. Not fun times, guys, not fun times...

16 The Prophecy

This wasn't really explained until the end of the novel. I guess that makes it more mysterious, but the fact that what they were searching for ended up being destroyed in the battle almost made it lost.

17 Sirius not asking Harry about the Mirror when he visited him and Remus in the Floo after Harry saw Snape's worst memory.
18 Marietta Edgecombe

Ron Weasley's father also worked in the Ministry and he hasn't got sneak written on his face and he was attacked by Voldemort's snake.
They knew very well to make sure that Umbridge didn't know about Dumbledore's Army, they could've been expelled. So Hermione didn't need to tell them about the list.

19 Umbridge was going to Crucio Harry
20 Too mean spirited

Was it just me or was Rowling getting burned out at the time she wrote this? The only reason she wrote the last two is because she committed herself to seven books (for which she has no one to blame but herself) and the only reason she won't let go of the series is because none of her other stuff was nearly as popular.

21 Inquisitorial Squad
22 Percy Weasley disowning his family
23 Snape's worst memory

Thanks a lot making the fandom dumb they demonise James, Sirius and Remus.
While Snape who was Neville's boggart is suddenly greater than the three...whatever.

James is a jerk. And now I'm wondering if Lily was forced to marry James.

A.k.a. the moment everyone turned against all four Marauders and sanctified Snape

24 Percy Weasley's letter

I was so mad. Cause he has no right to not be in contact with his entire family and then write a letter to Ron because he was a prefect.

A long and annoying letter eh?

25 Tonks is introduced

Which was not so bad in and of itself, but for the fact that next two books/next three movies proved her whole existence was to give birth. And the kid only "needed" to exist because Rowling couldn't bring herself to kill off Arthur Weasley yet for whatever reason still felt the need to kill off a father.

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