Smartest Harry Potter Characters


The Top Ten

1 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

Hermione is a bit of an atheist witch, even if atheists don't believe in magic. She solved Snape's logic potion puzzle. No offense to the Luna Lovegood fan club, she was irritated with Luna in the fifth book talking about the imaginary creatures and called the Quibbler rubbish. The only time its read is when its about Harry, the Wizarding War, and Ginny doing a quiz in it at the end of the fifth book on the train.

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

She is smarter than the teachers

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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

Dumbledore is the smartest person on Harry potter he knows things that other people do not know

Hermione does seem the smartest, and when I went on the list I truly thought of her first. But, then I saw Dumbledore on the list and thought, Dumbledore is probably smarter than Hermione. I mean, Hermione had to go to the library to help Harry with the task, Dumbledore would have known what to do. And also...…………………….Moody. (Well practically Barty Crouch Jr.)

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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 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.


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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.

Tom Riddle aka Voldemort was known as the smartest student at his time at Hogwarts and everybody knew it. - ParasN2000

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.

Oh yeah very smart


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8 Lily Evans
9 Gellert Grindelwald
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 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.

Yep agreed but why isn't he in the top 10?

12 Professor Horace Slughorn
13 Scorpius Malfoy Scorpius Malfoy
14 Minerva McGonagall Minerva McGonagall

Hermiones dumb

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.

15 Alastor Moody Alastor Moody
16 James Potter
17 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley


Ginny is smarter than ron in many ways! ggrrr

18 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom
19 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.
20 Arthur Weasley Arthur Weasley
21 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.

22 Rowena Ravenclaw

The creator of Ravenclaw deserves a better position in the smartest characters in Harry Potter

23 Kreacher
24 Filius Flitwick
25 Barty Crouch Jr.

He is dumb

Well, he was the impostor of Alastor Moody in the 4th book(and movie :)) So, it was actually him, who knew everything for the three tasks.

26 Kingsley Shacklebolt


27 Cho Chang

She's in Ravenclaw.

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