Most Overrated Harry Potter Characters


The Top Ten

1 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.

I know Snape turned out to be on the side of good and loyal to Dumbledore but I still don't like him much I know he was bullied by Harry's father James but that doesn't mean he can bully Harry he also bullies Ron Hermione and Neville for no reason at all he also favors Slytherin and gives them special treatment it's stupid and over a dumb grudge and James may have been a jerk and it's not cool to be a Jerk but he at least changed and proved to be a good guy but Snape was just a bully to Harry and his friends he mocked Tonks for being in love with Remus in the 4th book when Malfoy cast a spell on Hermionie's buckteeth he ignored Hermione's problem let Malfoy off scot free and had the absolute gall to take 50 points away from Gryffindor and gave Harry and Ron a detention for standing up for their friend in prisoner of azkaban it's implied that he ratted out Remus for being a werwolf out of spite in order of the phoenix he proved he is a hypocrite he had the gall to invade Harry's ...more

Everybody is like "Snape was good in the end, his death is so sad". Really, come on people, we hated his guts, we were not sad when he died

Well he was based on JK Rowling's chemistry teacher. Maybe she had a rotten chemistry teacher.
Snape is overrated, James is not like Dudley. You know what Sirius and Lupin said was true and James was head boy probably after he became Quidditch Captain and no Dumbledore is not biased. Slytherin won a house cup for 7 years. Gryffindor was nearly winning in Harry's first year. Professor McGonagall was cruel with Harry, Hermione and Neville taking away 50 points for being out of bed and then detention in the forest.
But Snape is not a bad guy.
Alan Rickman didn't want to play a villain role.

He obsessed over an unhealthy crush for far longer than any reasonable human being should, he bullied kids, he hated on the child of said unhealthy crush, he wouldn't let go of a decades old grudge, but he the best character in the whole series? And his lifelong unhealthy obsession with a woman makes his earlier actions all better how?

2 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

I know that Hermione's super smart and all, and I really like her, but she is so popular with everyone and overrated that it is starting to get too cliche too see her on top on best harry potter characters lists. I like Hagrid, Luna, Tonks, Harry, and Hedwig better. Some people ignore Hermione's faults. Like, being too logical. There is some particular scenes in the books where I am very, very, disappointed in Hermione. First, let's see, how rude she was Fleur. Fleur, a beautiful girl, was ridiculed by some jealous girls. Hermione. And Ginny. Fleur was not only beautiful, she was kind, gracious, brave, and loyal. But Hermione got jealous of Fleur and spoke quite harshly and in a rude manner to her. Mean. And when Hermione set birds on Ron... that was pretty terrible. She should have just talked to him, then Lavender in private. And that time in the third book where poor Lavender's poor baby rabbit Binky died and Hermione said to look at it LOGICALLY! Seriously, poor lavender did not ...more

Although I like Hermione, she is way overrated.
People say that Hermione is the best character and all simply because she is intelligent. So she saved Harry and Ron's lives a lot. But Harry had saved everyone's lives too, and Ron is also smart in his own way. So many fanfictions make Hermione a god and bash Ron. The things is, they don't consider her faults: she is narrow-minded and can be harsh at times; she freezes in the heat of the moment sometimes; she is overly logical and needs cold, hard facts for everything. Harry said somewhere in GoF that Ron was more fun and relaxed than Hermione, and she was too stiff.
People don't realize that maybe she is the "best" out of the golden trio because she has the easiest life. You could argue, "Well, no she doesn't, she's a muggleborn! " Yes, but she's only really against select students. She has nice, happy parents unlike Harry and isn't in poverty like Ron; in fact, she's probably pretty wealthy, since both her parents are dentists. ...more

I hate to say this, since Hermione is probably in my top 5 favorite Harry Potter characters, but she's pretty overrated. We get it. Without her, Harry and Ron were virtually screwed. But some people act like she was the only badass girl character and that she's the absolute best in the series. Hermione has a tendency to be somewhat judgmental. She doesn't believe in things unless there are cold, hard facts to back them up. But you know how you get cold, hard facts? They start out as theories and are tested. But Hermione skips over that and only believes in the facts.

Honestly I think we need to look at a character like, and I may have a bias as she is my favorite character but hear me out for a second, Luna Lovegood. Yeah, so she had insane theories and believed in things that didn't always have concrete and tangible evidence, but you know what? She gave things a chance. She had faith in things, and that's how a lot of great ideas start. Well, that and theorizing. And she ...more

People say how Harry would be dead without her, as though the reverse is not true! Harry did WAY more than her! Who got rid of Voldemort in the first book, who killed the basilisk? Who made the patronus and saved Sirius? Who got throught the tasks and escaped Voldemort? Who was best at DADA? Who taught DA the spells? who was leading the gang at the Ministry? Who took charge and made them escape the ministry along the Muggleborns in the last book? Who called for help while she was being torured? Who had the idea to use the dragon while Miss Perfect was terrified? Who defeated Voldemort?

Yet many fans disregard that and only pay attention to the little things she did. She is one of the most overrated fictionnal characters ever. An annoying Mary Sue!

3 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.

Like the actor, bored by the character. The characters are more interesting.

Overrated? Then why are you reading the books which are about him. Its Harry's journey and Harry is the eye through which you see the world and so he's crucial to the story. - JK Rowling quote.

Get this guy #1. Very annoying and not very interesting. Plus, he's quite rude to his friends - TheDarkOne_221b

Yes he is idolized just because he is brave.Annoying much

4 Cedric Diggory Cedric Diggory

The most overrated character... Just because of actor. Cedric doesn't deserve this much

Nah he was only in two books and mentioned in Order of the Phoenix. Please stop Twilight hate. There is Harry Potter fans that like Twilight, on Twilight message boards we have fans of Harry Potter. Sorry that Edward isn't Dracula.

I wonder how much of his overrated-ness is because of his actor also playing the actually even MORE overrated Edward Cullen.

This twerp is more than Ginny, Lupin, and Dumbledore. He is stupid and ugly and only mentioned in two books.

5 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.

Not overrated, more like UNDERRATED

Dude, he's one of the most underrated characters... - Tuana123

He's barely important.

So being "loyal" is having the idiocy to leave it the first place? Huh.

6 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.

Was a bit evil, but mostly just raised badly. Some of his snarky comments about Harry and friends were really funny, even though they were kinda mean

I don't hate him but he is very overrated (as Snape I think)

Why isn't he higher. Everyone only loves Draco because of his actor, so much they make Ron the evil psychopath and Draco the sweet angel.

I'm sorry, there are a lot of characters on here I like, so... forgive me. Yes, he never wanted to be death eater. Yes, He only helped Voldemort to save him and his family. But... he still is a jerk, bully, and several things I shouldn't say. He didn't make of much of sacrafice, honestly. I didn't see as much growth as there could have been. Certainly not be least favorite character, though. Still ok to me.

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7 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

Overrated more like overhated like James Potter.
Behaving like a teenage girl.
Fleur was a snob till the end of the sixth book, and treated Ginny like she was a three year old. Like when she called Harry a little boy.
Ginny was not a fan girl she is not Romilda Vane. She was overexcited to see Harry Potter in the first book. Second book she struggled to talk to him. Fourth book, she couldn't wait around forever so she became herself in the fifth.
You don't like a girl for being herself and behaving like a teenager.

I love Ginny because she is strong brave and independent if u don’t believe me look at me username - GinnyWeasleyLuna

She’s so gross and naive

8 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.

Tardiest villain of all-time. Also looks like a dugong/manatee. Overhyped. - truckturner

Sirius:Voldemort is after something he didn’t have last time
Me:what? A nose - GinnyWeasleyLuna

He really needs a nose

He ain't even a strong wizard! He only pretends, finding people's weak places and not knowing love or friendship! - Naila

9 Teddy Lupin

He did absolutely nothing but be born, yet everyone loves and defends him as if he were a real person and a member of their family. And there was no real purpose to his existence, either- that whole "godson" thing wasn't played up that much.

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

Dumbledore left Harry with the only relatives that could stop Voldemort from killing him when he was a 1-10
Lily loved Petunia she didn't know that Harry was going to be stuck in a cupboard under the stairs. Dumbledore didn't know that either. There was no other way. It was ancient magic to protect.
No he is not biased and doesn't favour Gryffindor. Slytherin won the house cup for seven years before Harry started Hogwarts.
Gryffindor were nearly winning the house cup before the trio saved the stone, its that McGonagall with her cruel punishment taking away 50 house points for being out of bed and detention in the forest. She was like Hardbroom from The Worst Witch. Not evil but too strict. Dumbledore gave them the points back.

He deliberately left Harry with abusive people and manipulated him his whole life. Disgusting and creepy old man.

I have absolutely no idea, why people like this jerk Dumbledore so much.
-He is so overly biased and favours Gryffindor and doesn’t care about the school rules. Like he gives Harry Potter 700 points for just being alive. What about the other houses? Don’t they exist too?
-He is always making little riddles instead of actually getting to the point and being direct. No one can understand him
-He is a psychopath and arguably one of the biggest villains of the Harry Potter series, but no one cares because he is in Gryffindor. Literally, Hogwarts is a morgue.
-He is gay. J.K Rowling nobody needs to know he is gay, and that just makes me hate him even more.
So in summary, I’m sorry if I offended anyone, but it is true that he is an overrated psycho.

The Contenders

11 Fleur Delacour Fleur Delacour

People calling Ginny a bully, when Fleur was treating Ginny like she was a three year old.
She called Harry a "little boy" in the fourth book.
She was snobby through the fourth and most of the sixth to the end when she redeemed as a nice character.
But is overrated.
Ginny was behaving like a 15 year old because she was.

12 Sirius Black Sirius Black

No teenagers are idiots.

He is so overrated he bullied people but everyone just overlooks that.

13 Fred Weasley Fred Weasley

YoU what mAtE - SnapeChristmas

14 Nymphadora Tonks

Just a baby mama

She had a lot going for her, like being related to several major characters and having a unique and rare ability, but in the end all that mattered was that she had a uterus.

Yeah she did not appear all the time but for the time she appeared and how much people love her she's as overrated as snake and that is something

Just annoying. - Mesel

15 George Weasley
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.

Ginny asked Luna if she had a nice summer, after saying "Loony". Oh and everyone was calling her Loony. Harry was in his head when he wished Cho hadn't seen him with Neville Longbottom and Loony Lovegood, Harry again called her Loony to Cho when they were under the mistletoe. Ron was calling her Loony until after the second Quidditch match in the sixth book.

She is so amazing and is NOT OVER RATED

What's she doing here? Must have been the nargles.

How does everyeon love her - LunaLovegood2

17 Lavender Brown
18 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

Forget about the movies and focus more on the books.

Unlike snape and hermione, he's kinda meant to be overrated

Sorry but I kinda forgot he existed until the 8th movie


19 Oliver Wood Oliver Wood
20 Romilda Vane
21 Bellatrix Black LeStrange
22 Alastor Moody Alastor Moody

He helps HArry a looot. he's a genius

23 Remus Lupin Remus Lupin

He is kind and should be higher on the list. He was a great teacher and helps harry.

24 Albus Severus

Totally*Evil laugh*

*Evil laugh*

25 James Potter James Potter

A bullying jerk through and through

26 Rose Weasley

Stuck up brat.


She's judgemental, stupid, annoying, big show-off, idiot, bitch, freak, monster, bully and horrible.

I think Scorpius deserves a better person. She's a bitch!

27 Bellatrix
28 Lily Evans Potter

Mary sue

Awww it's the bratty ungrateful cry babies over the script of the next gen. I'm surprised Albus and Scorpius aren't on here.

29 Molly Weasley Molly Weasley
30 Charlie Weasley
31 Hannah Abbot

What she is so nice she even kills victor krum and hermione granger!

32 Nargle

For calling James evil. I will add a Nargle.

33 Crumple-Horned Snorkack

Only on the list because of this comment on Hannah Abbot
What she is so nice she even kills victor krum and hermione granger!
Hannah Abbot was a background character but in JK Rowling quotes she married Neville Longbottom. It's unknown if they ever had kids. But if they had a boy it would be cute if they called him Trevor.

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