Top Ten Reasons Harry Potter Is Better Than Twilight

I love Harry Potter and Twilight but there are a lot of reasons Harry Potter is better. There are some spoilers if you never watched / read Twilight or Harry Potter!

The Top Ten

How It Is Written

All of the below are very true, but this one the most. Twilight just doesn't seem all that good. Harry Potter has a much fuller plot structure, the way everything adds up to several climatic moments. But Twilight, on the other hand, is basically just a bleak love story about sparkling vampires and idiot werewolves. nothing to see there. And Harry Potter much better written; I don't even need to get into the nonexistent well-writtenness of Twilight.

Haha I'm gonna do a rewritten Twilight. Obviously it would be illegal to be published. But I have got the books (and Harry Potter books but I like both) I would make sure Edward has fangs and is just like vampires are.

YES. The plot for Twilight was very poorly made, while the plot for Harry Potter was more developed. It was also faster pace whic made it MUCH easier to comprehend. It also focused more on the actual problem rather than a sucky love triangle. So yes, while I do agree with almost everything on this list and thecontenders, I think if Twilight wanted to be better than Harry Potter it should've gotten a better plot

With Harry Potter, you never doubt that Hogwarts in real, or think that Hermione may not be an actual person, you just know they exist. And you feel exactly what the characters are feeling and understand why they make a choice when they do. With Twilight you just sit there and wonder why Edward sparkles.


Twilight does nothing but put stalkers in a lovey-dovey light. It teaches people to be a wimp and your only use is having a love life. Harry Potter has amazing characters and role models. Twilight is creepy along with it's love formula. If you ever read Twilight, I recommend you put it down and read:
Harry Potter
Percy Jackson
The Hunger Games
Warrior Cats

Harry Potter teaches us to be brave, be loyal, be kind, and make wise choices (just take a look at Harry, Ron, and Hermione for example). Twilght just teaches girls to rely on their boyfrieds NONSTOP. I'll let you be the judge: Which teaches better morals: Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry potter, neville and so many other characters taught me to be brave, and never give up. Hermione grainger taught me to stand up for myself, not to let people bring me down, you are amazing, just because one side lets you down, you have another side to bring you up. Hermione dealt with racism, and bullying.. And what did bella teach me? Your nothing without a man, if the one you love leaves you attempt lose all the friends and family you do have, don't try and live your own life. Which morals sound better to you?

Yes. This is totally a big part of Harry Potter, morals from many of the good characters. Bella taught me... well, that it is good to be flirty, that being pretty makes you the best, and that if your man leaves you, you should jump off a cliff and die. Harry taught me to not stop fighting for what is right, and not get back down, and be modest instead of braggy. Hermione taught me that being pretty is not everything, she taught me to stand up for myself, and deal with bad things. Luna taught me that being weird and loony does not mean you are bad and stupid. Plus, the characters all seem to have at least one quote which makes me refreshed and happy. The harry potter morals are loyalty, bravery, friendship, faith. Twilight's ok, but Harry Potter is much better and Bella Swan is stupid.


Harry potter had daniel radcliffe, rupert grint tom felton emma watson and many others who gained success through the harry potter movies, not to mention alan rickman, ralph fiennes, helena carter, maggie smith and many other famous names. No offense, but I think they went for looks over acting skills with most of the actors and I think robert patterson was a better cedric than edward!

I am in seventh grade, and my gym teacher has literally told me that with my small part in the school play last year I was better than Kristen Stewart in however many movies there are of Twilight.

Robert Pattinson was way better as Cedric than Edward. And he actually said he preferred Harry Potter! Sure, he died, but so did all the best characters! Except Hermione, but yeah.

The thing that bugs me the most is that Jacob is shorter than Edward in the movies. Werewolves are supposed to be really big.


Twilight's plot sucks, makes me cringe every time I think of it. Harry Potter's plot is so much more interesting and enjoyable.

Now, twilights plot is a true love story, and harry potter is about true love, friendship, fantasy, courage, power, corruption, and so many other things. A general question- do you prefer glittering fairy princess variety vampires or wizards and withches, a teen who has to fight evil?

Yeah, the plot is better, but Twilight isn't bad, either. Did you know it's possible to like both Twilight and Harry Potter? Because some people think they have to side..

Harry Potter is based on friendship and family love, with some romance thrown in there. But Twilight has nothing but romance. Seriously?

There Is No Vampire World of Twilight

I absolutely love universal studios islands of adventure, mostly because of the wizarding world of harry potter. There are also various other attractions world wide. I'm not sure but I don't think there is a twilight attraction.

Wizards and witches are better than vampires! I find them annoying and people love them because of their immortality, sexual needs and appearance.

, If they did have vampires they probably wouldn't SPARKLE IN THE SUN! In other words they couldn't be as stupid as twilight.

You would need sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sparkling fairy princess (Edward).

Realistic Characters

Ok, so I don't see how a school of wizards and witches are realistic, but you can associate them as real people. Twilight have empty gaps to fill in for bella, edward, and that's the reason it's a saga- identify those people with yourself. You can also see dobby and draco and dean are different, but many characters are nameless, faceless in twilight.

Even though there was magic, it had rules, and drew on mythology for its monsters, and Latin for its spells. Twilight ignored the rich, frankly terrifying multicultural history of blood-sucking monsters, and made one of the most feared creatures of all time into a sparkling teenager.

Okay I'm not implying that harry potter is a non fiction book series but Bella just randomly falls in love with some guy and the affection between them doesn't even show. Ron and herimone don't fall on love in the first book they actually slowly progress throughout the books and make a realistic relationship.

I can totally see a world much like Harry's with a secret entrance to the Hogwarts Express and the fact that they can ride a broom! Oh yeah the best series EVER!

That is NOT what they are talking about! They are talking about the characters pasts, relationships with other characters, and the fact it took TIME for the characters to fall in love. It wasn't talking about thae fantasy parts of it.

It Doesn't Suck

Always a good quality to have in a book.

Greetings, new best friend.


Obviously, because Twilight sucks BIG TIME. What was Stephanie thinking when she was writing Twilight?

Main Character

Harry is brave and has gone through so much, even embracing possiblity of death. Bella is a normal girl in love with a vampire who somehow gets a war started! And when Edward leaves she mopes around months, didn't think of getting contacts!

Harry is awesome. Bella sucks. End of story.

Main character is fantastick


The first three harry potters weren't exactly the best movies but the first two twilight movies were boring, and the love expressed in the books didn't show. Plus, harry potter had better music, special effects and let's be honest, twilight's acting wasn't very good.

I thought Prisoner of Azkaban was one of the best movies in the franchise

This is probably what takes it for me
Twilight had on bad movie and the rest were unwatchable. Harry Potter has 4 great movies, 2 good movies and 2 amazing movies. It is a crime that filth like Twilight should even be mentioned next to Harry Potter. Potter is the best

The Harry Potter movies are amazing just as the books, but the Twilight movies are a lame copy of the books and they are pretty good actually...

The visual effect are way better in Harry Potter. The actor have also acted way better in Harry Potter

The Romance In The HP Series Is More Original Than In Twilight

So true! In the first book of Twilight Bella immediately falls in love with that sparkling vampire (Edward). Where as, so doesn't happen in HARRY POTTER! Yes, there are more books in HP than in Twilight. But do what? It takes time to fall in love and twilight had four books, didn't it? So it would have been better if Stephanie Meyer had left the first book for letting Edward and Bellla knowing each other and then they 'SLOWLY' fall in love in the second book. Whereas in Harry Potter, that's what happened (Ron and Hermione slowly fell in love, the same with Harry and Ginny)

In most stories, whether they are romantic ones or not, the hero (main male character) gets together with the heroine (main female character). In HP, Hermione (the series' heroine) gets together with Ron, whereas Harry (the hero & protagonist of the series) gets together with Ron's sister (who is such a minor character, she cannot even be considered a secondary heroine, whereas Ron is the secondary hero, after Harry).

The romance, actually progresses. In Twilight they fall love SO quick. I know it's a romance book, but at least take some time for the characters to grow more interested in one other before starting a relationship. While, Harry Potter and other characters in the series take awhile to develop feelings for other characters. And do NOT get me started on Bella becoming suicidal because her boyfriend dumped her.

There was true romance in Harry Potter. Harry slayed a Basilisk for pete’s sake to save Ginny, which is both badass and romantic. Hermione and Ron took a while, and even if they bickered sometimes, there was still love between them. The kissing scenes are so nice too! Even the one chapter abt Snape and Lily was way better than the whole Twilight saga #eatourdustTwilightyoustinkand there’snothingyoucandoaboutit
If SM thinks that waking up to find a creepy sparkling stalker vampire watching you sleep is romantic, she should start taking her meds. There is no such thing at love at first sight because you have to get to know them first, especially with a hideous sparkling vampire.

The Contenders

Harry Potter Doesn't Have Glittering Fairy Princess Vampires

Well, YEAH, because vampires obviously do NOT sparkle. Not only that, Edward sucks. He is stupid, he is a jerk, and he is horrible. Just very unlikable.

Edward sparkles? SPARKLES? I respect if you like Twilight, but please sparkling vampires is the way you KNOW that your book has hit rock-bottom. Also on the other note: Did feminism never happen in the Twilight Universe or something? Bella can't do anything on her own without her sparkling vampire! Steph, we need to talk about 1920, you know, when women could vote and stuff. But I guess it's not important enough as long as we have Cedric... sorry *Edward* our sparkling hero to teach young, impressionable girls that as long as we act stupid. We'll be fine, or just attempt to commit suicide when he breaks up with you for your safety. Thank you Stephenie Meyer, for setting girls back 50 years...

Twilight vampires are not glittering fairy princess vampires.
The vampires are different.
Do you know witches used to be ugly green with long noses, warts, dressed in just black and where always evil.
Just take Twilight as different to Count Dracula.

Hehe! The person who wrote this one is so funny! So true! Why would you even think to include sparkly vampires? And wolves? Don't cross the two! Have one or the other like Harry Potter, Lupin being a werewolf. But when you look at it, which made more money? Which is more successful and which does every one prefer? HP all the way! R.I. P Fred!

You Love/Hate the Characters for Who They Are, Not Just Because of Their Looks

The characters in Harry Potter aren't only loved for looks, they are loved for personality. Dumb fangirls only like Twilight because of the "looks" the "characters" have.

I’n the movies Evanna/Luna was really pretty and lunas my favourite character but not because she’s pretty. I like her because she is smart unique strong and kind she would never be my favourite character if she was just a perfect Ravenclaw

Nobody likes Hermione because she's pretty, because she's just average until about the Prisioner of Azkaban. Nor do they hate Neville because he looks a bit goofy when he's younger. Robert Pattinson is hot. Get over it, or watch the Goblet of Fire.

I think it really true

It has Tom Felton

Ya of course... I not only watch harry potter movies again and again becuase they are my favourite and the best... but because of this pretty face

I snorted on my cereal. But good point...

Died, but yah, accurate.


Amount of Money Made by the Books and Movies

Yeah, the individual Twilight movies were more successful, but that's only because Robert Pattnison's hot. He has more fangirls than Daniel Radcliffe so more teenage girls went to see his movies. Fact.

I'm a teen girl I think that every guy in Twilight is UGLY and they look like horses with butt chins

As a series, harry potter sold 4 times as many books as twilight, and harry potter is 36.36% higher selling if all the series had the same amount of books. The harry potter movie series made 7.7 billion dollars. The twilight series made 3.3 billion dollars. You do the maths.

It just makes so much money

Twilight Doesn't Support Feminism

People say that Bella is a better role model than Hermione, Ginny, Luna and many more. But what does she actually teach? Without a man you are nothing, and its okay to fall off a cliff if your man leaves you. All the lessons that Hermione or Ginny or Luna or anyone else from HP taught about true friendship, bravery, intelligence, courage, true love... it goes on but people say that Bella is a better role model for girls. Like twilight actually sets women back to the time when they had no rights. Like seriously twilight?

Hermione is super smart, loyal, independent, and compassionate. Luna is weird, kind, dreamy, and smart. Ginny is fiery, kind, strong, and beautiful. Nymphadora Tonks is clumsy but kind, loyal, and brave. Fleur is beautiful but loyal, and brave, and does not care if her husband has scars on his face. And Cho is kind and strong and beauitful. Lily is protective, kind and the untimate mother. McGonagall seems strict but she is smart and fun.

Hermione granger teaches girls to be independent and brave. Bella just falls off a cliff just because Edward ditches her! How dumb!

Yep. I could name all these insprining females in order: Hermione, Luna, Ginny, Cho, McGonagall, Fleur.

Character Flaws

Characters in Harry Potter have their own flaws and characteristics, but Twilight characters have no depth and practically no personality. Edward is flawless, faceless, and sparkles like a pixie. He's described as having a perfect crooked smile, however that works, and is supposed to be really hot. Belle Swan's name literally means "beautiful swan". Her only described flaw is being clumsy, and that something about that feels kinda forced. Both Sparkleprincess and Clumsygrace are very bland, and don't have any depth or character. Harry Potter characters are a lot more colorful, and have their own flaws and average characteristics.

Harry: Arrogant, intimidating, sometimes shouts
Hermione: Bossy, know-it-all, critical
Ron: A bit goofy and dumb, foolish
Ginny: Really hot-headed, rude, rather blushy and fangirl-y
Neville: Chubby, clumsy, forgetful
Luna: Really weird, gullible

And millions more! But literally, what flaws to Bella and Edward have.
Edward: None
Bella: Clumsy

Clumsy! How stupid! That's barely a flaw.

Harry has flaws like a normal person. As do all the other characters. Edward has literally no flaws.

Yeah. That's a good point. I'm writing a book, too, and it's actually all about my main character's flaws x3

Jacob Black is a copy of Sirius Black

Sirius is so much better than Jacob. Sirius loves and cares for Harry. Jacob just mopes around for a girl who doesn't even love him. I've never read Twilight (and I am not planning to), but I've read Harry Potter, and *SPOILER ALERT*, Sirius dies. WHY DOES SIRIUS DIE IN HARRY POTTER BUT JACOB DOESN'T DIE IN TWILIGHT? WHY? >:(

Exactly. Twilight came out in 2005 and harry potter in 1997-98. Moreover, Sirius Black was mentioned in the very first book. Hagrid borrowed the motorcycle from him. He tells Dumbledore so. So there

Even though they appear in different book series, I guess they are from the same family... because I guess that's what the author would have wanted.

Seriously, it is not any copy of Sirius black...just the last name is copied. That always nude despo Jacob is nowhere near to Sirius

Intelligent Fans

I would write a paragraph or two about how this is true, maybe even more...but it's roughly past midnight, so...
Anyways, we Harry Potter readers/watchers/I-did-both-people have a far fewer cringe issues in our fanbase than the Twilight fanbase. We are depth about everything, and we realise when enough is enough. We know the flaws and limitations of characters and plots. We recognise this all, and therefore, prevent more of our fandom from rotting. Keep it up, and we'll have a more clever fandom than Twilight will ever have.

Every reason I see for Twilight being better has bad spelling, bad grammar and is as shallow as a kiddie pool.

So I can't like Harry Potter and Twilight?

X3* What is wrong with me today?

More Interesting Spells, Charms, etc.

True* Seriously, I misspelled like, three things already!

I hope someone uses Avada Kedavra on Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black

Expelliarmus for a start.

Twilight Ruined Vampires

Twilight is the reason why I despise vampires. Vampire boys are nothing but "boyfriends" for pretty damsels in distress girls. Plus, vampires are o v e r r a t e d.

I read halfway through the book, cringing the entire way there. It seems as if Meyer hadn't actually researched anything about Vampires. Sparkling? Really?

How about in Harry Potter with it's mythical creatures? Hippogriffs, Goblins, Trolls, Unicorns, Deatheaters, Mermaids and Mermen, Dragons, etc The list goes on!

The point is Rowling is more realistic, giving her creatures believeable traits while Meyer gives her Vampires sparkling skin.

Yeah, I couldn't finish the first chapter of the first book of twilight, meanwhile I've read every book in the Harry Potter series about ten times. Harry Potter made me want to be a witch more than ever. Twilight ruined vampire Halloween costumes for me. I wholeheartedly agree with The Oatmeal about twilight. Also Edward is the worlds biggest Gary-Stu ever, but Harry has flaws like a normal person.
- Linna Hart

Originally vampires looked bloated and had purplish skin due to drinking blood, as opposed to being very attractive to mouth-breathers, also vampires originally burned in the sun, as opposed to SPARKLING!

The Girls Can Do Things Without a Guy

Exactly, characters like Hermione and Luna can do things without always crying for their boyfriends to help them. Bella, on the other hand, always needs her "hawt vampire boyfriend" to help here. Otherwise, she's nothing and an absolute weakling.

Hermione - fights death eaters and bellatrix
Luna - fights death eaters and bellatrix.
Ginny - fights death eaters and Bellatrix.
McGonagall - sets up the school for battle, bad*ss teacher
Tonks - auror, fights death eaters
Bella - falls off a cliff.

Ummm, Hermione, Ginny, Luna, Tonks, even Bellatrix are role models! And what about Bella? She throws herself off a cliff when her man leaves her!

The best of the million reasons why harry potter is better than Twilight

Appeals to Guys

The publisher of Harry Potter made J.K. Rowling use that as her pen name just so that more boys would read it. I literally met one of my best friends, who is a guy, by asking him if he liked HP while we were awkwardly standing there in gym class

Not just guys, but girls as well

No Abusive Characters In HP

Isn't there a place for Umbridge in here, she deserves this!

Not even Umbridge is as abusive as Buttchin Cullen

Actually, Umbridge...

Twilight Doesn't Have Professor Snape

When the love of his life left, he dedicated his life to protecting her son.
When Edward left, we all saw how Bella handled it first by acting as if world ended, then by being the parasite she is and latching onto another naive boy Jacob, showing she is ok as long as there is a hot boy around.

Harry Potter works for all ages, but Twilight is only for teens

Not just teens, GIRL teens. (and yet it doesn't support feminism, what book/movie is this?)

Harry potter is my siblings favorite movie 4 and5 years old

Twilight Moms exist. I've lost faith in humanity.

True. Anyone can read HP.
Little kids. Teens. Adults. HP is a book ANYONE can enjoy.
I’m a teenage girl and I hate Twilight. Bella (From Twillight) is a stupid Mary-Sue, Edward looks ugly and unattractive like a horse with a butt chin, Jacob looks like a stupid bald gorilla.

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