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.

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?

Snape's actions are not able to be justified by the fact he was in love with Lily. He still bullied, abused, (ya know the stuff) Harry. Then his TRAGIC PAST was revealed and everyone started fawning over him. Look, you can like him. You can adore him, if you'd like to. I do not believe he made good choices in his life. His grudge lasted for years, and he became all 'I hate Harry Potter' because a girl didn't feel romantically attracted to him. WHAT A RELATABLE CHARACTER, HUH? No. No he's not. - PastelFlowers

You guys do realize that you are raving over and wanting to invade the vital regions of a bully and an abuser, right? He still held a grudge for a dead man for YEARS and bullied said dead man's son because of it. Snape's actions at the end of book seven do NOT excuse the bullying he did which caused one student to have him as their mortal fear. Also, the explanation at the end of book seven, in my opinion, was such a huge deus ex machina that I actually expected the Olympian Gods to fall from the sky.

Everyone instantly loved Snape in Book Seven, despite he bullied Harry and Neville, and held a grudge against a dead man for 20 years. Him loving Lily is not an excuse, he deserves to be chucked by Lily since he called her Mudblood. - Spino

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2 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

Hermione is a genius yes, and I love her but she gets way too much credit. Harry has some great ideas too, unfortunately the movies gave Hermione credit for these ideas and made Harry out to be clueless. Ron is shown to be useless in the movies too, and he is really not. I think he's the most underrated character of them all. Hermione is awesome, but don't hate on Ron and Harry, they are just as awesome.

Why is Hermione considered the best character? Maybe it's just me, but there are Harry Potter characters greater than her in my opinion. - Goku02

She's like completely overrated, she gets too much credit, she's a really, I mean really boring character. She got all good traits and lines that Ron has in the books. She's just a basic and boring character and there are a lot better characters than her

No denying that she's brillant and valuable, but she's still put on a pedestal too much. Her flaws tend to be overlooked, especially compared with some other characters'

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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.

I actually hate Harry himself quite a lot. If it wasn't for Hermione and some others like Dumbledore, he wouldn't have made it to the last book. He is slightly arrogant because he was the chosen one, he literally has no good ideas for himself and he has no self control. I just don't like his personality either, except maybe in the first book. Everything he does it purely based on luck and with other people helping him, he has no talent to be honest. If Hermione was the chosen one, Voldemort would be gone by the third book - Aquaturtle

Harry Potter is a great character, but honestly, I think he's kind of a Mary Sue. He is the only one to survive Voldemort and the Avada Kedavra curse, the youngest Quidditch player to join in a century, the master of death, captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, the "Chosen One", etc. He had a tragic backstory and a lot of characters risked their life for him and some died because of it. He's super famous, and sort of the "leader" in the "Golden Trio" (Harry, Ron, & Hermione). He was a horcrux, which allowed him to read Voldemort's thoughts, and could speak Parseltounge, a rare ability. His parents were also somewhat famous and almost everyone loved them. He was bullied by Draco (another overrated character) mainly because Draco was jealous of him, and most characters treat Harry Potter differently than they would treat anyone else. He has a cool lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, and kind of looks like a typical fantasy-book protagonist if you think ...more

Too overrated. When Ron and Harry went to save Hermione from the troll, he didn't even do anything except for being dumb and almost getting killed. Ron was the one who did the saving. He saved Hermione from being killed and saved Harry from being squished to death by the troll. Yet, it is Harry who gets most of the credit.

I like Harry, but honestly he's overrated.

I can understand that though, he's the main character after all. - Spino

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4 Cedric Diggory Cedric Diggory

What did Cedric do, seriously? Get luckily chosen in some competition, do the tasks, and get killed. How brave. - Spino

To be honest I find Cedric rather dull - Goku02

Ok lets be honest. He was handsome. A good guy. A good quidditch player and probably more deserving triwizard champion. But I think he has been overrated. I mea we don't get to see his "bravery".

Yes, I don’t care that he’s handsome, like it doesn’t make sense if he was popular because he is handsome! He won the Quidditch match because Harry knocked over his broom! So I consider that a coward. - LannaLau

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.

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

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

Filthy Blood Traitor

In the movies it looks like Ron is clueless but he is really not! He wasnt the only person who had ideas you know! ✨

6 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.

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

He really needs a nose

7 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.

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

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.

After all, he's an only, single, sibling-less, sister-less, brother-less child in canon.

The Contenders

11 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley
12 Fleur Delacour Fleur Delacour
13 Fred Weasley Fred Weasley

His death was nothing but undeserved.

14 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood

Why the hell is Cedric Diggory on #3 and Luna Lovegood on #13? It is Luna that EVERYONE citates and talk about. And almost NO ONE talks about Cedric! What do ya'll thinkin' with?!

15 Nymphadora Tonks

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

16 George Weasley
17 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

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

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


18 Bellatrix Black LeStrange
19 Oliver Wood Oliver Wood
20 Lily Evans Potter

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.

21 Molly Weasley
22 Charlie Weasley
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