Smartest Harry Potter Characters

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1 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

Yep I agree. She is awesome in many ways but Dumbledore should have been on number 1. He's a lot much better then others...

Hermione is the most smartest person in Harry Potter she is a muggle born and practiced spells at home that is really amazing she also saved Ron and harry multiple times like the time when they were in devils snare in my option I know that hermione deserves first

Hermione above Dumbledore is blasphemy! Also I hate how she became an annoying Mary Sue in the movies. - Ynael-Or

Well, duh, she has to be on here. - Pebblepaw

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

Albums Dumbledore was, indeed, a clever, clever, man, not unlike Mr. Snape himself. Although my personal opinion of Professor Snape himself is divided, one may seem fit to say that he was loyal to Dumbledore in the end. Well of course! Albus Dumbledore planned his own death, aided the Trio in many ways, and served as an aid even in death. He may have made huge mistakes, but that just proves how amazing he is, and wholesome.

I truly think Albus should be first. He figured out things no-one could, and he knows EVERYTHING. - Goku02

HELL! HE IS SMARTEST

3 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.

Snape should be higher on the list. He created his own spells! - Ravenclaw12

4 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 ...read more.

While people may not consider her very smart due to her eccentricity, Luna demonstrates that intelligence comes in many forms. Her personality and mindset are able to see things that others miss and comes up with ideas that no one else may think of. - LydiaLuna

Luna shall stay vibrant! Though I am not quite sure about her being ahead of Dumbledore, it's safe to say she should at least be top 5!

LUNA LOVEGOOD?! People, people, Luna is not that smart and Snape and McGonagall should be before her.

I think Luna is the smartest character in the series because not only is she extremely witty, she's also open minded and accepting. While people may argue that Hermione is smarter, Luna beats her in many aspects. Hermione was far too rigid and would not accept any other knowledge that was not related to books. Her intelligence was drawn from books and factual knowledge. Luna, on the other hand, relies less on fact and is a very open-minded thinker. We can see the contrast in book three, when Hermione takes her first divination class. Professor Trelawney says of Hermione: “You may be young in years but the heart that beats beneath your bosom is as shriveled as an old maid’s, your soul as dry as the pages of the books to which you so desperately cleave.” As harsh as this criticism may be, it is somewhat true in that Hermione puts fact before speculation or interpretation. Luna on the other hand is very open to new ideas, a key trait of the Ravenclaw house.
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5 Remus Lupin Remus Lupin

Being, 'smart,' doesn't necessarily mean Ravenclaw- worthy. He was indeed smart, but there is more to Ravenclaw. Does he love learning? Does he value knowledge above all? Does he think outside the box? If so, maybe he just values bravery more,

He was the brains of the marauders. He was the brains of the Order of Phoenix. Belonged in Ravenclaw but put in Gryffindor for plot reasons.

6 Voldemort 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.
7 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.
8 Gellert Grindelwald
9 Lily Evans
10 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.

Its like people want to ignore everything that happened in deathly hallows. During the battle, he figured out things that most people could not even understand (including hermione granger, who is the brightest witch of her age). It is obvious that he is extremely clever but only when it comes to the things he is interested in, like chess. He is not great at studies because he doesn't care enough. If he did, he'd be one of the best in his year.

If it wasn't for Ron, the Hufflepuff cup wouldn't have even been destroyed because he is the one who came up with the idea to use the basilisk's fang in the first place.

Hermione should get some of the credit for Ron's rare smarts. She taught him wingardium leviosa and some other things. Normally, he's just an idiot.

The Contenders

11 Minerva McGonagall Minerva McGonagall

McGonagall should be 2nd or 3rd! She is so wise and is Dumbledore’s right hand. Hermione is just book smart, McGonagall is book smart and wise.

12 Professor Horace Slughorn
13 Sirius Black Sirius Black

You should be smart to escape Azkaban without any help. He was even an animagus in just his 5th year. McGonagall described him as one of the cleverest students (along with James). He was even had a bit of detective skill in him.

14 Scorpius Malfoy Scorpius Malfoy
15 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

stupid!

Ginny is smarter than ron in many ways! ggrrr

16 James Potter
17 Alastor Moody Alastor Moody
18 Filius Flitwick
19 Arthur Weasley Arthur Weasley
20 Regulus Black

Yes... he was the first person to ever discover Voldemort's secret and he was smart enough to find the locket... although he didn't live to see it destroyed...

He discovered Voldemort's horcruxus when he was 18 and stealed one. He deserves a place on the list.

21 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom
22 Rowena Ravenclaw
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