Worst Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten

1 Dolores Umbridge Dolores Umbridge

She may have a very odd and freakishly sugar-coated outside and taste for design but deep down inside, she is a sadistic person who tortures children and people, upright gives Harry a permanent scar on his wrist, abusive and makes one of the worst decisions in her lifetime.
And making herself as High Inquisitor of Hogwarts makes no damn sense whatsoever.

By far the most intimidating and detestable villain in the series. I think she's a great character solely because she makes me so angry that I want to strangle her. - DCfnaf

Yes because she is vile and cruel

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.

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2 Vernon Dursley

He didn't punish Dudley, and egged on his bullying.
When Dudley went on a diet he called "fruit and vegetables" rabbit food. Harry was forced to go on Dudley's diet and forced to eat less than the Dursley's.
He got bars put on Harry's window, and didn't want Hedwig flying outside.
Forcing Harry to drink a little bowl of cold soup.
He yelled at Harry really loud for saying "Magic" "You forgot the magic word."
Who knows what Vernon and Marge's parents were like.

Vernon is a fat beetroot with a moustache - harrypotterfans

Vernon is Horrible he's not Voldemort but he's still a mean abusive fat git he's lucky Harry is not affected by his abuse because if Harry turned out to be evil it would be his fault Petunia and Dudley seem to have a heart but Vernon has no redeeming qualities at all he abused Harry and that is not okay at all

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.

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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

Definitely not the worst character.

Big, babyish, ugly, selfish racist.

Draco shouldn't be here he is also on the most annoying list and it is wrong.I know people say that people only like Draco because he is 'hot'. This is untrue. It is not Draco's fault he is evil it is just his poor upbringing and the fact that his parents (the people children look up to and feel that everything they do is right) told him how being a death eater is 'good'. This is not his fault. He did attempt to use an unforgivable curse on Harry but it didn't work this is because (like Bellatrix said ) you have to mean it for it to work. This is why Draco should be respected and appreciated. ALSO DRAPPLE IS AMAZING!

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4 Dudley Dursley Dudley Dursley

Dinky Diddydums is an awful, horrible pig. Some people might think he turned good/redeemed himself by saying Harry wasn't a waste of space, but that just proves how awful him and his family are. "I don't think you're a waste of space" is hardly compensation for someone saving your soul. Spoilt brat. - harrypotterfans

Honestly, some people might like him because he was nice to Harry in the last book. Really? That only took him around two minutes when he had been bullying Harry for 17 years! - Pebblepaw

Dudley was a bully to Harry in the 1st book we find out that the kids at school didn't dislike Harry they pretended not to like him because they were scared that Dudley and his gang would bully them and the 2nd book he taunted Harry by singing I know what day it is in the 3rd book he loved the fact that Uncle Vernon was bullying Harry but all that wasn't his fault Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia encouaged his bullying and spoiled him but in the 7th book he was grateful to Harry because in the 5th book Harry saved his life from the dementors Dudley was never a bad person he just got off the wrong track

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.

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5 Rita Skeeter

I don't like Rita Skeeter she'll do anything for a story even if it hurts other people remember when she told everyone about Hagrid being Half giant poor Hagrid was in tears because of her she said on one of her articles that Hermione was playing with Harry's feelings by going after Krum they weren't even dating and even if they were Hermione would have made a great girlfriend and Hermione got Hatemail because of her she doesn't even care if the articles she writes embarass people she doesn't even care all she cares about is a stupid story

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.

I hate how she spreads lies. She is SO annoying - Patronus

She's a journalist maniac. 'enough said.

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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 was the only major female villain in the whole series so therefor I think she's a great character. - Pebblepaw

dumbass - harrypotterfans

I don't know why so many people like her, she has ISSUES>:(


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7 Lord Voldemort Lord 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.

What advice would Pinocchio give to Lord Voldemort?

Voldemort should be on top of this list! He's ugly and he kills people for no reason. He deserves to bathe in poo!

Lord voldemort is a noseless idiot who just goes around killing peple and being bald and splitting his soul and turning into confetti when he gets killes - harrypotterfans

Seriously? The main villain is number 16? Wow. Just wow.

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8 Vincent Crabbe
9 Peter Pettigrew Peter Pettigrew

Because he betrayed his friends

He is the worst because he sold Lily and James Potter out for The dark lord (Voldemort)

Stupid rat face serving stupid no nose dude - harrypotterfans

The funny thing is he really looks like a rat.

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10 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.

He may always be the hero and the one with all the attention but I have almost no rant about him.

What! Like I know he has anger problems but guys seriously Harry should not be on here

Ok Harry guys. Whoever voted for him has NEVER read the books. Ginny, Harry, Hermione, Ron, DOBBY! Why are these amazing characters on here?!

He should be #1. I can't tolerate it when heroes are portrayed as "saints" and "gifted" at the same time. - tequila

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The Contenders

11 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

B-but it's David Tennant!

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12 Percy Weasley Percy Weasley

No Percy is good

He did redeem himself a little in the last book, - wheelers-

He is an idiot

Stuck up traitor - Patronus

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13 Kreacher

Kreach is better than dobby

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

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

What did he do to be bad

14 Lavender Brown

I don't get why everyone hates her. She liked Ron, but so what? Are you saying that only Hermione could like Ron? She never did anything evil. I know she was bothering Harry a lot about Ron, but he was ignoring her and honestly that's no way to treat your girlfriend. Ron was too scared to dump her so it was obvious she'd be pissed off when she saw her boyfriend up in the boy's dormitory. I hate that Ron didn't outright tell her that he didn't want to be in their relationship anymore and instead hid from her and pretended to be sleeping every time she came to visit him. - Pebblepaw

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

I hate her. So. Much. - Hermione_Granger220

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15 Snape

Snape fans who are not real Harry Potter fans they are deluded dunderheads think James Potter is an evil bully claiming that he never changed because he didn't really appear in the books, there is no evidence, and is overrated you made Snape overrated, you ignore the chat Harry had with Sirius and Lupin that he was just immature like teenagers are but then call Sirius and Lupin overrated for no reasons.
I'm a Harry Potter fan but the Harry Potter fandom is one of the worst.
The fandom are thick with no IQ

A teacher should never be a student's worst fear - DaWyteNight

How is Snape even on this list? *cries* He was bullied by James, his parents were divorced, or maybe just fighting, and nobody realized he was loyal to Dumbledore the (please don't hate me) pathetic idiot, until after he died. I admire his abuse towards Harry.

Okay I won't say that Snape is an absolutely terrible and evil person but I will say that he is a total ass and nothing will make me think otherwise

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16 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!

He abandons Harry twice when Harry needs his friendship and support the most -- TWICE! He behaves horribly towards Hermione -- his putting her down as a know-it-all and his comments during the Yule Ball are some examples -- and is just as bad as Malfoy in terms of his prejudice against Slytherins. He slacks off at school and ignores his studies in general, unlike his more ambitious siblings. If he really wanted to stand out and make a name for himself, he should do something about it on his own instead of whining all the time and relying on Harry's fame and Hermione's brains for help.

How is he fourth? I know he abandoned Harry but that's because he thought he couldn't trust him. Plus he's taken a lot of crap along the journey for the gang. He's a great character. - TwilightKitsune

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17 Petunia Dursley

Instead of having a heart she had jealousy.
But really the jealousy is a sad story because she wanted to be a witch when she was a child but couldn't she even sent a letter to Dumbledore.
Imagine Harry Potter was real and finding out that one of your siblings was going to Hogwarts and you was a Muggle.
But she should've had a heart, and let the jealousy go when you grew up.
Remember what she said about Lily on the hut on the rock. She still had the jealousy.
that's why she was so horrible.

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

She is horrible - Patronus

She’s bad, but she gradually redeems herself in books 5-7 and it’s revealed that she has a heart and actually did love her sister. And when Harry leaves the dursleys forever she does have remorse. It was a deleted scene in the Deathly Hallows Part 1 film unfortunately - children

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18 Bill Weasley


19 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

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

No. She is amazing, and you couldn't expect her to be in the dark when she KNEW stuff that helped Harry on the edge of death. There's no pleasing in the HP world

She really is a know it all.

Very annoying and bratty

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20 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

She's the most developed character in the franchise, whoever voted for her obviously just watched the movies (where she's admittedly bland) but didn't read the books at all. I honestly think that she was an awesome character with OR without Harry, who was determined to help out with fighting He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, but that's because I read the books which are far superior to the movies.

This is for worst character, not for most evil, most annoying or anything. Ginny is my least favourite, because describe her other than 'pretty', 'nice' and 'brave'

I really hate Ginny. She is a mary-sue, annoying, a helpless movie girl, and a stalker.

Whoever commented on here has obviously never read the books.

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21 Dean Thomas Dean Thomas

Just an idiot

22 James Potter

I don't like him because according online, James Potter didn't just hex and tease Snape, he hexed many bystanders for fun through out most of his time at Hogwarts. He's from this rich family, I get it, spoiled and stuff, but that doesn't give a reason to all this bullying! And to Snape, it's bully and humiliation! Honestly, if I were Snape, after all these years of been humiliated and teased and bullied, I wanna get some serious revenge on him because he deserves it. It doesn't matter he grew out of it, no duh, most people grew out from childhood! He never apologized, I don't think he ever regret his behavior not only to Snape but many others he mocked ruthlessly. It's just not cool. I'm not a big fan of Snape, and he was not a good person either, but I can understand him more in this point.


I can clearly understand why him and his stupid cronies were Gryffindors, like the other idiots in the series.

I am not a fan of Snape. I think he's an incompetent teacher, a massive jerk, and only sympathized with because James is an ass and he ended up going along with the Side of Good. However, no matter how much I dislike Snape, James was really being an arse. Like he was gleefully cursing Snape and being a generally obnoxious brat throughout what we see of him. I think Snape is at fault for this too, though, so I think they're both responsible.

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23 Yaxley

I’m sorry he was the worst

24 Amycus Carrow

He seriously believed in putting the Crusio, sorry forget how to spell the spell. - Catscatscats

25 Delphi Diggory

Mary Sue - AshleyChang

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

Lol she is SAVAGE

She and the Cursed Child should not exist. This is trULY the worst “Harry Potter” character, if you can even call Cursed Child Harry Potter material! - children

26 Colin Creevey

He's annoying in most of the books, but redeemed himself a bit in the last book. - wheelers-

He is really annoying in my point of veiw always following harry around trying to get pictures at breakfast lunch or dinner

But... he was so innocent... - Hermione_Granger220

Luna was cool. Bellatrix and Skeeter on the other hand, no, they were just asses. I'd have to say that Luna is better than Ginny, Ginny is a bitch

27 Barty Crouch

This isn't barty crouch jr this is barty crouch senior (the innocent one)

He is the true villain who showed no mercy, who is cold-hearted, who delights in the misery of others, who has no shame breaking the big law just to please his beloved wife. The worst part is this cold-hearted criminal is not even condemned. The man who delights in torturing the innocent Sirius in Guantanamo is made into an honorable Nobel Peace laureate. The end he really deserved was a thousand Crucios before Dementor's Kiss.

Well, Mean son.

28 Cho Chang

Lay off of Cho Chang!


This poll isn't for most angering character or most evil, it's for worst character. Cho Chang was the worst character in the way that she didn't have a personality throughout every single part of the books she was shown in. She didn't do anything memorable and most people probably won't even remember her when they read the books.

She was interesting in the thirth and fourth book. But, after this, the only thing she did was cry all the time and became in a boring character

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29 Dobby Dobby

Why is Dobby on this list, sir? Has Dobby done something wrong, sir?


Dobby is a ugly dick ew

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.

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30 Pansy Parkinson

I hate her so much.

Oh come on below hermione and ginny

31 Cornelius Fudge

He cared more about his job than the lives of many, many people.
Voldemort is back? Well that must mean that Harry is a liar and I should expel him.(For saving a muggle that already knew long ago that Harry is a wizard.)
I might be exaggerating but he truly is horrible

Jerk - Patronus

He is extremely mean to Dumbeldore and calls Harry a liar in the 5th book

32 Cedric Diggory Cedric Diggory

Literally, I don't know what people like him. He is just the looks. nothing else. Just a stupid over rated character put in just to fill in the plot. Possesses little magical talent.

33 Fenrir Greyback

I hate that pedophile and rapist

I hate him!

Fenrir Greyback is a pedophillic werewolf. This guy is obviously a pedophile.

He is a pedophile - Patronus

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34 Gilderoy Lockhart

He is a complete idiot and a joke character, but he was the hottest Hogwarts teacher (book)

Annoying but not at least he isn't a child abuser like Umbridge - Patronus

Annoying stupid git all look at me he HAS to be 1

He’s a dumb show off, he thinks the world revolves around him.

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35 Marietta Edgecombe

She’s the reason that the DA was brought down. She and Cho suckk and Cho tried to defend this poop? - children

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

He tried to sacrifice Harry multiple times for his "Greater Good". For example, if you look at it, the protection for the Sorcerer's Stone must have been made really bad if a couple of first years were able to get through. In Harry's final year Dumbledore didn't know that Harry would survive, it was by coincidence that the killing curse didn't kill him. - RisingMoon

Don't think dumbledore expected Herminone to try and get the Stone, but yeah. HE IS SO VAGUE. He could at least tell Harry SOMETHING! Plus totally biased in Harry's and Gryffindor's favor.

38 Marjorie Dursley

How is she not at number two?! How?! - Anonymousxcxc

She’s a less intense Umbridge - children

39 Lucius Malfoy

Ugly and evil. He looks like a Girl. - Patronus

He looks like Thranduil from The Hobbit

Ugh! I hate him so much! He’s such a cruel man! - Hermione_Granger220

40 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

How is neville even on here? - wheelers-

How is neville on here? - wheelers-

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

Neville is amazing peeps:)!

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41 Quirinus Quirrell

He is terrible. And he's the best, according to this list. THIS IS HERMIONE'S SPOT!

He number 1


42 Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. Hagrid is introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as a half-giant and half-human who is the gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts, the primary setting for the first six novels. ...read more.

Hagrid is not a crybaby and selfish, stupid idiot!

Hagrid is awesome! - Hermione_Granger220

Hagrid is awesome.


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43 Oliver Wood Oliver Wood

He sucks a lot. Quitting obsessing jerk!

So... Normal.

He was so annoying in the books. He really didn't care about anything but quidditch, and he was obsessed.

Same goes for Gwenog

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44 Fleur Delacour Fleur Delacour

Fleur was awesome! she was annoying at the start but she changed! Get her off this list

45 Alastor Moody Alastor Moody

. HE MAY HAVE HAD SOME BAD TIMES BUT HE CHANGED. Poor little moody and his eye.

Why Is mad eye here he is one of the best

46 Molly Weasley Molly Weasley

She killed bellatrix, so she sucks. but I will give her credit, bellatrix is probably stronger than voldemort himself. so molly.. - Vianessity

She killed the strongest death-eater. Seriously, she’s awesome! - Hermione_Granger220

47 Gellert Grindelwald
48 Pius Thicknesse
49 Kingsley Shacklebolt

There’s not enough about him in neither the books nor movies so I really can’t judge him - children

50 Bertha Jorkins
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