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

1 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.

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.

When I read Harry Potter it felt like slipping into another reality- and yet it was ours. That's amazing. It was so real to me! It still is. I have tried to read Twilight. I really tried but it doesn't draw me in, it doesn't feel real. And I'm still waiting for my letter- not my vampire.

It is written in a very friendly way. - Cyclne

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2 Morals

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? - datmidna

Harry Potter: Stand up for what you believe in, if you fall down, get right back up. Life won't always be happy, but you can make it happy.
Twilight: If you don't have a boyfriend, you should go kill yourself.

Hmm, which morals are a better idea?

Harry potter's moral are better. Bravery, friendship, faith and love of family while Twilight is just like those stupid teenagers who long for a lover. Stupid young love. Hey I don't hate love story but the twilight's moral is not amazing even my parents hate it. They think this is too stupid.

Twilight promotes ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS. I am not joking.

Hermione defeats a dark wizard and she is a cool character
Bella Swan can't even walk to school!
HP is better - Lunala

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3 Actors

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! - datmidna

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.

Harry potter's Hermione is played by Emma Watson and she was expressive while Twilight's Bella swan is played by Kristen Stewart which is emotionless (fun fact was made fun of in a episode of we bare bears

Strongly agree that Robert Pattinson was worse in twilight - LannaLau

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4 Plot

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? - datmidna

Harry Potter is better than twilight for all these reasons. - LindenheartInsanity

Wanna know a good vampire story? Try Dracula. - yungstirjoey666

Harry Potter definitely has a better plot. "Twilight" is the story of a vampire-that's-not-really-a-vampire seducing a 17 year old girl for ages. I mean, if he's immortal, go ahead and try to find a cure for cancer or AIDS or something like that.

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5 Realistic Characters

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.

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. - datmidna

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.

HP characters are good

Even Umbridge is less annoying than Bella Swan - Lunala

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6 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. - datmidna

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. - AnnaOfArendelle332

I'm glad there isn't a vampire world because if there was, it would be too sparkly

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7 It Doesn't Suck

Always a good quality to have in a book. - AnnaOfArendelle332



8 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! - datmidna

Main character is fantastick

9 Movies

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. - datmidna

I thought Prisoner of Azkaban was one of the best movies in the franchise - HarryPotter12

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 actors in Harry potter acted way better than the actors in twilight

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10 Harry Potter Doesn't Have Glittering Fairy Princess Vampires

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...

Laugh out loud! I hate you Kristen Stuart! But I don't want you to die, so you can keep on pulling that same expression over and over and over and over and over and over. But seriously, no one should say "go kill yourself" and stuff, because we are all human beings and you would hate if it happened to you

I'm sorry, but seriously? Was Stephenie Meyer actually being serious when she made a book about about a sparkly Vampire and who in their right mind would cast Kristen Stewart as an already abysmal character?

Vampires burn in the sun. They don’t SPARKLE. - Lunala

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The Contenders

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

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).

People argue that Twilight is more realistic (um.. Vampires don't exist) but actually, in real life, you don't fall in love straight away and you don't always get the person you want but you move on and find love elsewhere (Harry/Cho/Ginny, Hermione/Krum/Ron Snape/Lily- he didn't move on but oh well)

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)

The romance is more relatable and real in Harry Potter. Showing how his feelings change from Cho to Ginny, and that you won't always get the girl/boy.

In Twilight, Bella automatically falls in love with Edward, this can be seen as real but that fact that she gets hurt when he is away/ignores her and knows that he hasn't fallen in love with anyone before her is just plain annoying. So what makes her different from any girl before her?

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12 Amount of Money Made by the Books and Movies

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. - datmidna

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 - Lunala

It just makes so much money

13 You love/hate the characters for who they are, not just because of their looks

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

14 It has Tom Felton

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

Died, but yah, accurate.


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

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15 Jacob Black is a copy of Sirius Black

Sirius BLACK. Jacob BLACK. Sirius turns into a big DOG. Jacob turns into a wolf, which is part of the DOG family. Sirius has a flying MOTORCYCLE. Jacob has a MOTORCYCLE. Sirius was created first. Do the math.

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.

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

They both have the same last name! - Croy987

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16 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 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

17 Intelligent Fans

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

X3* What is wrong with me today?

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.

Twihards say they will “come to your house and kill u” if you hate Twilight which is STUPID - Lunala

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18 No Abusive Characters In HP

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

Actually, Umbridge...

Not even Umbridge is as abusive as Buttchin Cullen - Lunala

Umbridge... - Hermione_Granger220

19 More Interesting Spells, Charms, etc.

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

Expelliarmus for a start.

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

Yeah, truwl

20 Twilight Ruined Vampires

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!

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

Bram Stoker's Dracula is a real vampire story - yungstirjoey666

I meant Linna Hart, not Linda. Sorry!

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21 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.

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

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. - Lunala

23 Appeals to Guys

Not just guys, but girls as well - yungstirjoey666

24 Twilight is overrated

I feel so sorry for AniMat and etc that they got threatened for having positive opinions on Harry Potter and hating Twilight. What makes Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey too overrated is that it contains female disempowerment and extra negative stereotypes. There are reasons why I do not know much about Twilight, because I avoid it for good! And yes, I shall check out Lord of the Rings PRONTO.

Overrated? LOL do you know the definition about overrated. all 5 twilight film got rating under 5 isn't overrated. you can say twilight overrated if this movie has many fans and got rating over 8. also we are know twilight has many haters like 1:1000 ( lovers : haters )

25 Harry Potter Has Emotion

Agree you can cry and laugh

26 Better Love Story

Heck Ron x lavender is a better love story than any Twilight couple


27 Harry Potter is More Exciting

True, true.

Yep! - Hermione_Granger220

28 The Girls Can Do Things Without a Guy

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

29 Harry Potter is Not Stupid

Yeah. But neither is Twilight. This is actually not such a good example.

Good one. no dumb desperate girls, no cliches

30 Harry Potter Has at Least Three Musicals

At YouTube on Team Starkid's channel, there are three funny musical spoofs of Harry Potter. Does Twilight? I think not.

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31 Harry Potter Had a Better Storyline

Harry kill Voldemort. Bella marry Edward. Well is it hart to understand, Harry Potter is way better than Twilight!

32 The Story Line is Way More Complicated for HP While Anyone Could Write a Series Like Twilight

Jk rowling is a complete genius. the plot, the storyline, the characters, the theme, the connection with latin and mythology is incredible. anyone would agree that it would be incredibly hard to write out a series or even a book like harry potter. the story isn't simple, if you were to sit down and explain the story it'd take you a good 20 minutes and still leave out amazing features. as for twilight ''a girl moves to forks, vampires go live there because the weather sucks and there is hardly any sun. the girl falls in love with edward, a vampire. he then leaves and she mopes for months and jumps off a cliff. bla bla lra there's wolves who hate the vampires. bla bla bla. the bella gets pregnant with a vampire baby that kills her. she then lives and goes to fight with voltori because the kid is half human and could expose them. bla bla bla the vampires win.the end. see no "wow' no "holy crap did that just happen" no "what a complicated story" twilight is too simple. hp is a fictional ...more

33 They don't rely on their fairy boyfriends

Lol! - Hermione_Granger220

34 Twilight doesn't have Dobby

Bella Swan stinks so bad that even Dobby doesn't want her socks - Lunala


Lol x3 Not exactly the priest point, but it is true.

35 Harry Potter Fans Are Not Annoying

Yeah. *cough cough* That's TOTALLY true.

To br fair some of the fans of HP are rabid, but same goes to Twihards too - Lunala

36 Twilight has literally no character description

Even before I wachted the movies, I had a burning idea of what all the characters in HP looked like! - FennikenFan9

To FennikenFan9: Me too! And I was correct! :D

37 J.K. Rowling Did Research

I'm pretty sure Stephenie Meyer did research too. No just WRITES a book. Believe me, I tried as a kid, and it ended up being about two kids who, alone, travel in a plane from some imaginary country to Canada, and it costed them only one cent. And they didn't have to do any paperwork, nor did they have to become pure Canadians or at least Permanent Residents. Twilight isn't THAT stupid, is it?

Jo actually did research. Steph just added 'effects' to the vampires; such as glitter - which would never make me look at them in the same way as I used to before twilight. People say that jo ruined wizards by writing about this book? I think not. Extensively researched and not just abracadabra for a spell. - Hpforevah

Ever notice that Expecto Patrotum means "I await a guardian? "

38 Harry Potter Has More Characters
39 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? - Hpforevah

40 Robert Pattinson has a better character in HP
41 Better Character Development for Most Characters

Bella and Edward, anyone? Not exactly first rate development.

42 You can actually feel all the emotions

Please. Don't even get me started...

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