Most Important Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter 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.

Really confused about this list. Of course Harry's important, he's the main character for goodness sakes. All characters are important! I checked the rest of this list and lots of important characters like Remus, Tonks and Molly Weasley. They even put Voldemort twice!

Well, OBVIOUSLY! Harry is the main character the series is even called HARRY POTTER!

This question should not be asked. Of course its Harry when the name of the series is Harry Potter!

He's the most remarkable person, although Hermione is smarter than him, but I like his courage and how he faces the Dursleys. I really don't care how good he is, I really care about his personality.

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2 Severus Snape 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.

Now we all know that snape was the one who told harry the meaning of love faith and most of all faith he saved him in part one made him feel like a man in part 2 he helped harry in part 4 he saved his life in part 5 and he also told harry in part 6 that I'm sorry but I have to do this which he found out in deadly hallows part 2 that's how much he did according to me

He's the best, for me

Severus Snape's face looks like a 373! LOL!

He's the coolest and one of the smartest characters. If everyone listen to Harry, Dumbledore, and Snape everything would be perfect! :) He's very brave. I really want to see what would of happened if he married Lily! - hollyeb13

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

None of this could have happened without Dumbledore! He rules! Harry Potter is a little to full of himself and takes everything for granted. I think maybe at least Ron and Hermione should be a bit higher in the ranks though.

Dumbledore knows all... even old Voldy admits it. "You are as omniscient as ever." The whole series was literally his giant master plan (admittedly not all parts of it) to defeat Voldemort. A powerful man, with a couple of weaknesses. A strangely pleasing sense of humor as well.

Harry would be dead before book 2 if there was no dumbledore! His death makes him 3 times as important!

The best character

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4 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

I think that Hermione should at LEAST be 2nd and that for her to be 5th is NOT tolerant. She helped Harry in EVERY story except she always stays behind to help the poorly. If only she could've come along to help Harry with his spells. If she had, she wouldn't've been as much use, I know that, but still.

No, there are more important characters like Voldemort and Snape. She's very useful and important though. - PopularStarfish

Hermione is amazing! I KNOW the books are Harry Potter, but without Hermione the end would have been the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's stone, because the books would have been Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley: Let's see how many times they fail! Hermoine taught us that life is about more than smarts, it's about friendship and Bravery. She's truly the most important character.

Hermione is amazing and has done a lot in the series. Harry and Ron could not have survived without her.

Harry wouldn't be anywhere without her! He would probably be dead, but anyway she's brave and very smart! - hollyeb13

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5 Voldemort 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.

Voldemort is the important but not as much as harry potter

The series would of been very boring if he didn't exist, so, yep, he is very important - hollyeb13

Voldemort should've been #2, this whole series can't even exist without him.

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6 Ron Weasley 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.

Why in the world is Ron down here? He should be right up there with Harry and Hermione. So much wouldn't have happened if there was no Ron.

Without Ron, Hermione would have been killed by the troll and harry... he would have been dead a million times over if Ron hadn't had his back like the loyal, brave and loving friend he is.

You only need to read Goblet of Fire during the Second Task to find out that he's the most important person in the world to Harry. I think that is saying something

Honestly, he's not that important, he's just the one that makes everyone laugh - hollyeb13

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7 Draco Malfoy 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.

He is not number one! MY FATHER WILL HEAR ABOUT THIS! Without Draco, Harry would have had no real threat at school

Best character development
Goes from "stuck up rich pure blood" to "I actually have feelings and I do care about Potter in a way"

Wait until my father hears about this! How could he be important? He is a selfish character with no redeeming points.

What no, 7th?

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8 Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid ...read more.

HE SAVED HARRY FROM UTTER EMBARESSMENT Remember when Harry was going to buy that golden cauldron? Imagine if he walked into class with a golden cauldron while everyone else had normal ones. And Snape would have another thing to bully him about. Same with Malfoy.

He needs to be in the top 5, he told Harry he was a wizard.

'Harry, yer a wizard.' Hagrid saves the day!

"Sirius was Harry's only father-figure" was rubbish. just rubbish.
Harry bought Harry a birthday cake, invited him over anytime he wanted, cheered him on at all Quidditch matches, cried when Harry had to be left with the Dursleys, cared a lot about Harry's safety and well-being, and cried at Harry's 'death' out of legitimate sadness, not because Harry now 'couldn't' destroy Voldemort. COME ON PEOPLE

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9 Sirius Black Sirius Black

Such an important character. He was the only family Harry had left and was like a father to him.

Amazing mustache

Oh come on let's be sirius guys, black's obviously the best!

Best survivor ever

Siruis should at least be fifth he is VITAL to the order of the Phoenix and prisoner of azkaban he has a black dog animagus I mean who wouldn't wanna be that! And Harry's only "family" he had left and dude that MUSTACHE

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10 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

Not to mention the fact that he stood up to Voldemort in the 7th movie and got everyone to their senses.

Neville should be higher! He helped harry in the 4th movie

He helps and listens to harry even if harry doesn't ask him

New series:

Neville Longbottom and the Head of Nagini

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11 Lord Voldemort 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.

Voldemort was actually the one starting IT he had the Death esters, he killed Lily and James and gives Harry hus scar making him the chosen one

Um,i don't think that the whole bloody series would have existed without voldermot

12 Lily Potter
13 Scorpius Malfoy
14 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

Exactly! It should go Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny

Ginny is like the 4 she made book 2 and 19 years later

For my comet look on top female carters.

Ginny is way more important than draco and scorpios malfoy

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15 Dobby the House Elf Dobby the House Elf

He is totally awesome

Dobby is a lad

Dobby warned Harry Potter not to go back. Dobby tried to seriously injure Bellatrix! He died a free elf, knowing that his friends were safe.
He can finally die happy.

16 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood

She imaginative

We fly of course
Luna is hilarious why wasn't she on this list before
Why is dudley n this list?

She is awesome! You should vote for her if not the nargles will get ya.

Luna is my favorite character she shows us girls to be differnt and march to our own beat even if your be voted most likely to look for nargles.

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17 Molly Weasley

She is a great one!

She is the best! WITHOUT HER GINNY WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED! THE CURSED CHILD NEVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT HER!

She should be higher. if she wouldn't have killed bellatrax ginny would have died and so harry could not have kids and the cursed child would never of happened

18 James Potter

If it hadn't been for them their would be no Harry Potter!

19 Minerva McGonagall Minerva McGonagall

she cool

20 Alastor Moody Alastor Moody

Why is he down here! you gotta be kidding

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