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!

Harrys The most important and greatest character of all time. He is REALLY BRAVE and he wasn't afraid to die if it meant being one step closer to killing Voldemort. He would give up his life for his friends. Without Harry Voldemort would still be destroying everything as no one has ever had enough courage to face and survive Voldemort the number of times he's done. He survived Voldemort when he was only 14.FOURTEEN! And fully capable adult aurors or order members couldn't possibly face him and survive. Not even Dumbledore could have survived Voldemort at 14.

Well yeah.

V 40 Comments
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

The story would not be possible without him

Snape is like the whole build up

V 16 Comments
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

V 3 Comments
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 should be before Severus, Severus should switch places with Hermione, and Dumbledore comes after Hermione. Hermione's so important for being a ultimate role model and saving Harry and Ron countless times.

Yeah she should be second. WHY does Severus matter so much to everyone? It is annoying! Tons of times, Harry and Ron would have died without her. Like in the Devil's Snare. And without her, Voldemort would have still been in power because Harry would be dead. And she saved Buckbeak and founded Dumbledore's Army. Plus, she is just plain awesome and gets only As. No Bs or Cs. And she got outstanding on nine of her O.W.Ls. Hermione is so great. Hermione has awesome quotes, too. Like my personal favorite-- "Books! And cleverness! There are more important things-- friendship, and bravery." Go Hermione Granger!

V 22 Comments
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

Voldemort should be higher up I mean the entire plot of all the books basically revolves around him and Harry - astrobabe94

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

Okay, I am not surprised Harry is number 1. But may I point something out? The entire story would never have happened without Volde-sorry He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Without Harry there still would have been a prophecy, just Neville would have been chosen by Voldemort and he would have to defeat him. However, without Voldemort there wouldn't be any main villain or point of the story. It wouldn't be Harry the Boy-Who-Lived, it would be Harry the Boy-Who-Turned-His-Potions-Essay-In-Late. Without Voldemort a lot of things change. Let us list people who died because of Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Snape, Fred, Remus, Tonks, Lily, James, Sirius, Moody, Dobby, HEDWIG THE POOR OWL WHY DID YOU DIE, Albus, and Cedric. There is probably a lot more just those are ones I can list off the top of my head. They would all still be alive. All of those deaths because of Voldemort. Harry would be a normal kid with a normal family with a normal time at Hogwarts without Voldemort. Oh, right and Hermione ...more

V 16 Comments
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

V 12 Comments
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.

The character development is so GOOD. I love Draco Malfoy, definitely my favorite character. Not only does he prove that he has good in his heart, he also saves Harry's life. Twice, I guess. The reason he acted so cruel is because his father is cruel. To outside people. His father taught him to be intolerant. His mother, though, is kind. But he is number seven? MY FATHER WILL HEAR ABOUT THIS!

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"

He could have made so much destruction if he was truly evil

V 11 Comments
8 Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. Hagrid is introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as a half-giant and half-human who is the gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts, the primary setting for the first six novels. 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.

Of course he's important! Hagrid was the first one to tell harry about wizardry. Without him, Hermione, Luna, Ron, Cho, Fleur, Ginny and other amazing characters would not have existed! Without Hagrid, the first book would've been called: Harry Potter and the Stupid Dursleys.

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

He is the best.

V 11 Comments
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

Sirius and rubeus hagrid (aas well as a dumbledore) are the most important figures to harry potter, sirius black is probably harry potter's favourite person and a guy to follow, hagrid is pretty much his 2nd father and harry would do anything for him and hagrid would do anything for him vice whatever

V 5 Comments
10 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.

This is already on the list - Ravenclaw12

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


The Newcomers

? Ted Tonks

I added him because he connects the entire Weasley family to the Black Family. He marries Victoire Weasley who is Bill's daughter. - harrypotter1

? Kreacher

The Contenders

11 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

V 7 Comments
12 Scorpius Malfoy
13 Lily Potter

What the hell if Lily hadn't died for Harry Voldemort would be alive and Harry dead

14 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

Look, non-Ginny lovers, she showed a lot of potential and brought out A LOT in Harry Hermione Ron and Luna so MY GINNY LOVING FRIENDS COME ON AND LETS GET OUR GIRL ON TOP OF THIS FLIPPING LIST

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

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

She is a great person, though I love Luna, Hagrid, and Hermione more.

V 9 Comments
15 Dobby the House Elf Dobby the House Elf

Dobby is the best, amazing and better than anyone else!
I hate Bellatrix Lestrange for killing Dobby.
I hate Harry Potter to! Dobby must be the new main character in the new movie, Dobby Is Free!
Vote Dobby and don't vote anyone else! - Go Dobby!

He is totally awesome

Dobby is a lad

He ain't the most important, but at least now somebody will see my post.
Here is my most important list
1.Harry Potter
2.Severus Snape
3.Albus Dumbledore
4.Lord Voldemort
5.Rubeus Hagrid
6.Ron and Hermione
8.Bellatrix Lestrange
9. I dunno Frodo Baggins anyone?

V 1 Comment
16 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood was a witch, the only child and daughter of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died while experimenting with spells when Luna was nine and Luna was raised by her father, editor of the magazine The Quibbler, in a rook-like house near the village of Ottery St Catchpole more.

Luna should be, like, number 2.

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.

V 2 Comments
17 Molly Weasley

She is a great one!


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

21 Sybill Trelawney
22 Remus Lupin Remus Lupin

He was better than unbridgeable Lockhart Quirrell Carrow snape and moody all put together IN DADA

Remus was the greatest DADA professor shown in the books.He helped
Harry and his friends a few times.(lots of times actually)

23 Bellatrix Lestrange 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.

Love you Bella e


24 Cedric Diggory Cedric Diggory

I hate Cedric he is annoying

1. Without him he would make the Harry Potter movie "Goblet of fire" horrible huge part of it.
2. He died so come on give him respect
3. He was one of best or the best hufflepuffs that exist.

25 Lily Luna Potter

Shes on here twice? Or is this like one of the daughters :I

26 James Sirius Potter
27 Charlie Weasley

I think they mean Charlie right well actually I know it is

W@it what?
How is he even important
Pleads reply

28 Professor Quirrell


29 Griphook

Key please!

30 Albus Severus Potter Albus Severus 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.
31 Regulus Black

Comment less idiot regulus

32 Narcissa Malfoy
33 Professor Horace Slughorn

Professor slug horn

34 Peter Pettigrew Peter Pettigrew
35 Kingsley Shacklebolt

Love Kingsley!

36 Dudley Dursley Dudley Dursley

He turned out good at the end... I guess he really does love Harry. - AnnaOfArendelle332

Best character enough said

Shut up dudley is mixed

Fat, rude, stupid, lazy boy. Who likes him? HOW is he the best character?!? You people are idiots!

V 2 Comments
37 George Weasley

These brothers are amazing

38 Fred Weasley Fred Weasley

They bring fun into the story and open a joke shop. They distract Umbridge so Harry could talk to Sirius. Fred sacrifices himself. Obviously important.

An amazing character who is the reason there ever was a marauders map.

He should be with George

How is Fred after Charlie
Charlie's not even in the movies

V 1 Comment
39 Salazar Slytherin

If Salazar Slytherin had not started all the pure-blood stuff, then the story wouldn't have even happened. People wouldn't have harmed and killed for blood purity. Voldemort wouldn't have gathered an army and killed lots of muggle borns. Harry Potter wouldn't have been the chosen one. Slytherin helped to create Hogwarts, so literally Hogwarts would not exist. THE WHOLE STORY HAPPENED BECAUSE OF SLYTHERIN. IT wouldn't HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT HIM.

40 Moaning Myrtle Moaning Myrtle


41 Professor Binns
42 Garrick Ollivander
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Least Important Harry Potter Characters Top Ten Most Annoying Harry Potter Characters Top Ten Most Annoying Female Harry Potter Characters Most Respected Harry Potter Characters Most Talented Harry Potter Characters

List Stats

800 votes
44 listings
5 years, 91 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. Albus Dumbledore
2. Severus Snape
3. Harry Potter
1. Harry Potter
2. Albus Dumbledore
3. Voldemort
1. Harry Potter
2. Voldemort
3. Albus Dumbledore

View All 7

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.