Worst Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten

1 Dolores Umbridge Dolores Umbridge

Oh. My. Potter. This.. Woman. I hate her more than any woman in the whole history of women in cinema and literature. At least Voldemort says, "I'm evil! " Dolores? "I'm good! " Makes children write with their own blood if they get a detention with her. Forces information out of children. Threatened Harry with the Cructiatous Curse. Sent the dementors on him so he'd get in trouble. I wish she'd gotten killed and eaten by those centaurs.

At least she's first place in SOMETHING. She is a great, well written character, but her ROLE deserves this spot. She's fun, though, and I love imitating her voice to my friends, especially those who never read/watched Harry Potter.

Made the Order of the Phoenix the most painful read I've ever experienced... as a 4th grader, I happily completed the 1st book, fell off in the 2nd, finished the 3rd one rather well, the 4th one took some time, but I enjoyed those days during lunch, reading Goblet of Fire. Then came the Order of the Phoenix, which was beyond mediocre. Later, in 5th grade, I read the Deathly Hallows after watching the 6th movie (After the fallout that was the 5th book, I couldn't bear reading the series for a while) and the Chamber of Secrets. Just recently, I finished the Half Blood prince. The only book I haven't read is the Order, due to this character being just god-awful.


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2 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.

Anyone who says that he is a jerk has either never read the books or needs to reread them.

Amazing main character that's loyal and shouldn't be judged because of his hair colour stop hating on the three Main ones their really is no reason TO!

Ron actually is an awful character and an awful friend. Sure, he hides that under his 'amazing loyalty', but really his loyalty is a joke. He totally ditches Harry in the Goblet of Fire for something Harry didn't even do. Yes, if he had been correct, Harry would have been a total jerk, but he could at least give his friend the benefit of the doubt. Yes, he does eventually make up with Harry, but, three books later he ditches Harry again. Also, he is cruel and mean to Hermione throughout the first few books in the series.


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3 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.

What? Like I know he's a spoiled brat, and all that but why he here and not Harry? Harry Potter is a whiny brat to and he's marked as the amazing hero who can do no wrong. At least Draco redeems himself at the end! I know Harry's parents died and all that, but you can't just smack that down onto a piece of paper and expected us to care, you need to actually make us feel for this guy, not make him into a boring, one dimensional idiot. In The half blood prince I was just... that was really sad with Draco, and he seems like an actual human being not someone you would hate in real life but is forced into this "I am perfect" box by the author! I've heard a lot of people talking about how she couldn't make Harry Potter perfect, but just scratch all the teenage whininess and give him some real personality traits Can someone name any interesting characteristics he has right now? Yay he's brave yay we all love him now! Good job, never heard of that one before, the brave male lead filled to the ...more

He's a brat and a bully throughout the series. I don't see how people can ship him with Draco and Hermione (if you do can you explain why? I actually want to know why these ships are very popular). He becomes more complex in the Halfblood Prince and more likable in the Cursed Child so he's not my least favorite but I do find him very annoying - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

I love him, because he is a great character and redeems himself. I find him more interesting then Harry. I find him more interesting because he finally breaks from his father and becomes good!

HE IS A USELESS DUMMY who likes to bully muggle borns and he is a death(I mean POOP eater) so I hate him the most here

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4 Vernon Dursley

Umbridge and Bellatrix I can understand, by how is Draco Malfoy worse than Uncle Vernon?! Draco has redeeming qualities. It's entirely possible to defend him without pulling complete nonsense out of your ass. But Vernon is completely irredeemable. There is absolutely NO excusing the things he did. Literally the only good thing Vernon has going for him is the fact that he turned Harry, front and center of the biggest literary phenomenon in recorded history, into a relatable character for victims of child abuse.

How is Harry Potter above this? I know Harry's not the best but do you think this child abuser and torturer deserves to be lower than the killer of Voldemort? - TwilightKitsune

He's a child abuser, he made Harry sleep under the stairs (whereas in book 2, he said that "...and we even gave you Dudley's old bedroom, purely out of the goodness of our hearts"). Yeah, right. He beats up Harry, uses him as a servant... what am I saying? He uses him as a SLAVE! How is Draco higher than him?! - redhawk766

Should Be Way Higher - JPK

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5 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.

Harry, above Voldemort?! What?! Also why do people hate him, don't get me wrong Ron is his best friend and all, but Ron is seriously overdeveloped. I get that Harry does whine and complain, but he's still a good character. While Ron who is nice, he still is overdeveloped because Ron whines and complains all the time and personally if you took him out the plot would still be unchanged in a way. - Anonymousxcxc

Harry Potter is like Frodo, most of the work is done for him by other characters. He was MADE special by Voldemort's power but other than that NOTHING. His thoughts and actions are a bit bland (some scenes in the book just has him as a witness for other characters and their actions). Other characters are more complex, therefore making him look dull and boring in comparison. Also, I find it weird that his greatest strength is love but completely dismissive of other people.

Hermione's the brains, Ron's the loyal one (until Goblet of Fire when he shuns Harry for three months over something he didn't even do) who's sacrificed, and Harry's just... there.

He's stubborn (we all are, that's why we're human. He's gone through a lot but chill out, kid), he does nothing, he's only favorited by Dumbledore thanks to Voldemort- pretty much he's the Kardashian of the Wizarding World (nothing but talentless hacks you ask how they got famous), he doesn't do, and he cries and wails about himself and is pissed about everything (1) I get your parents and others have died all around you, but stop crying about how you sit on your lazy ass. 2) I understand people like Draco and Rita are asses, but do yoga, relax, and sit down and listen to damn Snape who's trying to teach his class! )

Harry has flaws, and it makes him human. So what if sometimes he's aggresive or selfish, we all make mistakes. Plus at least he has flaws, unlike Bella Swan (twilight).

P.S. What is he doing above Voldy?

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6 Bellatrix Lestrange Bellatrix Lestrange A psychotic death eater who escaped from Azkaban, and is fiercely loyal to Voldemort. Murderer of many people such as Sirius Black, and also a sadist who drove the Longbottoms mad.

She killed Sirius! I laughed when she died!

She's a psychotic, horrible, awful person and I hate her more than I hate Voldemort. Plus she killed Sirius, who was my second favorite character. Yep, she definitely wins worst character award.

You hate her because she is evil...my point. How many morons are in this fanbase? - DCfnaf

Bellatrix is pure evil she enjoys other people's pain

I mean what's up with that

I hate her so much she is mean to neville

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7 Rita Skeeter

Well, if I was suspicious of lies, I'd put a jinx onto the quick quotes quill and make it say the true things. And maybe use a time turner to change past-time ones. And when it says "writes Rita Skeeter, attractive blonde" it should say "Lies Rita Skeeter, dumb idiot.

She should be first because she always gets potter down by her stupid news. Why can't she support potter?

I don't like her, because she turns around everything Harry says in the interview. No matter how many times he said he was 14 instead of 12, she wouldn't listen. Then again, it's funny to see the reference to most of today's journalists. - redhawk766

This person should be second place

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8 Dudley Dursley

If you hated him in the movies, do not read the books. In the books, he is practically the definition of Idiot. Oh, and in the books, Malfoy is MUCH worse. Trust me on this, if you have read the books and the movies, you know what I mean.

He is a spoiled brat. It was so funny when he got stuck in the snake cage in the first book!

I hate Dudley Dursley by a high percentage, but his Aunt Marge is worse I'm surprised that she isn't on here yet. - Anonymousxcxc


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9 Barty Crouch Jr.

But it's David tennant... Can we forgive him because of that? NOPE NOPE EVIL. But I do feel sorry for him, neglected... Dementor's kiss. NOPE... EVIL

He should be one because he pretty much lead Cedric diggery to his death! SO EVIL!

I personally thought that he was a great villain lolol. - HeavyDonkeyKong

But he turned Draco into an animal! Even if I do feel sorry for him (Draco), that was totally awesome!
And he's David Tennant!

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10 Peter Pettigrew

At least 'you know who' knew he was evil. Peter Pettigrew was a coward who betrayed the only people who were ever kind to him (resulting in the murder of Harry's parents amongst others) and then blamed another entirely innocent man, not only ruining Sirius's life but impacting many more. He was a well enough written character he was just a pathetic human. I really hate him.

He framed Sirius for murder and let Sirius sit in Azkaban in his place for 12 years. He betrayed the only people who were ever kind to him and who would have died for him. He's not only the reason Harry has no parents but he also eliminated any possibility of Harry and Sirius having a somewhat normal life together. Because of him Sirius had to spend the end of his life alone as a prisoner in his old home. How is he not higher up on this list?

Peter Pettigrew is an interesting and very real character. But yes, he was a horrible person and he committed many atrocities. That makes him a hateful character

He's the reason James and Lily died in the first place, he betrayed all his friends who defended him all his life.

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11 Dobby Dobby

I'm DONE WITH THE INTERNET... excuse me while I go read chamber of secrets but only DOBBY lines!

NO! DOBBY WAS LIKE AMAZING! First, Hermione. Then, Harry. Then, Ron. Now, guess who? DOBBY. Humanity has lost its mind and the world is ending.

DOBBY IS AMAZING! I can see why some people might find him a little annoying, but he always had Harry's back until the end.

Dobby plain down sucks

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12 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

WHAT? Why is Hermione on this list? She is awesome

A bit annoying at the start, but one of the best characters. She was very smart, and she punched Malfoy! A bit mean to punch, but he deserved it. One of my favorites. Negative comments with positive scores?! I disagree. I like that she is #1 in the best, but #7 in the worst makes me very angry. The smarty pants of the story.

Why is hermione on this list I mean she is one of the trio come on people wake up!

Hermoine sucks

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13 Petunia Dursley

Hermione above Petunia?! After Bellatrix this list is just starting to get confusing (well Draco being at second is confusing too, but still). - Anonymousxcxc

14 Percy Weasley

I just think that Percy is really stuck up and only does things that will beneift him and not his family or friends. He did have a change of heart though.

Prefects suck. Except for Ron+Hermione

I just hate him

Stuck up, brat. - Chatsa2

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15 James Potter

At least he changed as he got older. - Anonymousxcxc

HE'S A BULLY. I can't believe Lily chose him over Snape.

It's only logic that the father of a jerkass is one himself.


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16 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

His name is so funny! Plus he's loyal. - Goku02

Neville is amazing peeps:)!

How is Neville even on the

He's a screw up, but at least he's funny. - redhawk766

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17 Lavender Brown

USELESS. USELESS. She serves no purpose to the story other than being a cheap romantic opponent to Hermione over Ron. Come on! This is coming from the same series that gave us Harry/Cho/Cedric, one of the best love triangles ever! Being a romantic opponent was NOT Cedric's defining characteristic, but it certainly is Lavender's. Even Jar Jar Binks was more relevant to Star Wars than Lavender Brown ever was to Harry Potter.

"Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender? "-Ron

HATE HER I hate her I think she needs to boo

Bland - PeeledBanana

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18 Kreacher

But Kreacher is Kreacher. What has he done to be bad?

First Harry, Next, Ron, Then Dobby, Than Kreacher. WOW

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19 Pansy Parkinson

I hate her so much.

Oh come on below hermione and ginny

20 Delphi Diggory

Clearly the worst character ever. She wants Voldemort back! She is like Dolores Umbridge, but in worst!

Lol she is SAVAGE

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