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

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

Glad to see him at number 1 - DaWyteNight

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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

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

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

Overrated *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

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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.

Well of course Harry is overrated he is the protagonist he is a talented wizard he proved himself to be a great teacher in order of the phoenix he went through a lot of emotional pain because his loved ones have been dying but managed to get through it all and also defeated Lord Voldemort was still a kind person despite the fact that the horrible Dursleys have raised him and married Ginny Weasley and started a family

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4 Cedric Diggory Cedric Diggory

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.

To be honest I find Cedric rather dull - Goku02

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

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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

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

9 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

She’s so gross and naive

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.

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.

Yeet that boy outta here I hate draco yeet him back to his famaly the homosapiens - SnapeChristmas

The Contenders

11 Albus Dumbledore Albus Dumbledore Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
12 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? HERE? Luna is awesome!

She is overrated and Ginny is overhated.
Luna appeared in the fifth book. A dotty character who the trio didn't really like till the sixth book. Yeah Harry and Luna had a little conversation at the end of the fifth but they became friends in the sixth.
Hermione couldn't stand her in the fifth with her talking about imaginary creatures for example Crumple-Horned Snorkack.
Harry didn't want to know what Nargles where in the fifth book when Luna said mistletoe was infected with them, when he jumped away from it and she said good thinking.
Ron said to Luna I s'pose we're going to ride on the back of the Kacky Snorgle or whatever it is? when they where going to fly to the ministry of magic.
Ginny said Loony Lovegood once but not in a nasty way she said to Neville she's alright and was then polite to Luna.

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?!

LUNA IS AWESOME AND PEOPLE WHO THINK SHE IS TERRIBLE OR OVERRATED has obviously been taken by the nargels - SnapeChristmas

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13 Fleur Delacour Fleur Delacour
14 Fred Weasley Fred Weasley

YoU what mAtE - SnapeChristmas

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

Just a baby mama

Just annoying. - Mesel

16 George Weasley
17 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

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

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


18 Bellatrix Black LeStrange
19 Oliver Wood Oliver Wood
20 Alastor Moody Alastor Moody

He helps HArry a looot. he's a genius

21 Albus Severus

Totally*Evil laugh*

*Evil laugh*

22 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.

23 Remus Lupin Remus Lupin

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

24 James Potter

A bullying jerk through and through

25 Molly Weasley Molly Weasley
26 Charlie Weasley
27 Lavender Brown
28 Hannah Abbot

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

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