Worst Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten

1 Dolores Umbridge Dolores Umbridge

She's a complete Dummy she makes Harry write I must not tell lies in his own blood and scars his hand she makes Snape look like good she didn't punish Malfoy for insulting Harry's parents she instead gives Harry and George a lifetime ban from Quidditch for beating him up and even bans Fred because had the 3 girl quidditch players not restrained him he would have got Malfoy too she shut down Dumbledore's army which Harry and the others would not have formed if she just teached them how to defend them selves she is the defense against the dark arts teacher for heven's sakes's it's her job to help the kids defend themselves she another one of the incomptent Defense against the dark arts she may seem nice and good hearted on the outside but inside she is mean and annoying J.k rowling said that Umbridge was based on a real person she claims to want to bring order but she proved us wrong she may want to bring order but that's the wrong way to do it

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.

My opinion is "You should go join that Voldemort brat Umbridge! "

YES! SHE IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST!

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2 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

I know Draco seemed like a horrible person but in Half blood prince we learn that he's been ordered by Voldemort to kill Dumbledore but when he has the chance he can't do it Draco seemed like a mean bully but he has redeeming qualities

Sure, Draco never wanted to be a death eater. He just wanted to protect his family, and he has my respect for that. Plus, he married a muggleborn even though his parents didn't want him to. But, I have a question- WHAT REDEMPTION? Everyone is saying 'OH, BUT WHAT ABOUT HIS AMAZING REDEMPTION? ' And I don't get it. What did he that's so great? Please someone I'm so confused...

Yeah uh no. He's the boy without a choice.

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3 Vernon Dursley

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.

This guy is a child abuser - Patronus

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

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4 Dudley Dursley Dudley Dursley

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

Such a spoiled brat I would have slapped him in the face

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!

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5 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.

No! SHE TORTURED WIZARDS AND WITCHES! I'm SO THANKFUL FOR MOLLY WEASLEY THOUGH! BOO Bellatrix

Yup bellatrix is the worst she killed sirius and dobby you know whats also weird that voice inside her head that says that hair style looks good -lol

She killed Sirius! I laughed when she died!

6 words to explain why I hate her: SHE TORTURED HERMIONE AND KILLED DOBBY! The Best thing to do to her is annoy her by telling her that Hermione's bushy hair is way better than hers *laughs evilly and has a gleam in eye*

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6 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

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

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's a journalist maniac. 'enough said.

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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.

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

How are Neville, Hermione, Harry, and Ron higher than Voldemort? Ron might be a jerk, but he doesn't kill people for no reason. I can understand why people might dislike Harry and Hermione, but what they did is nothing compared to Voldemort. And Neville is higher than Voldemort. NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM. What has life come to?

How is LORD VOLDEMORT #16, while RON is #7, and HARRY is #8, and HERMIONE is #13! Only 2% voted for Voldy Moldy! Come on! Have you even experienced Harry Potter!

Ok...why are some characters on the list and Voldemort is NUMBER 17

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8 Peter Pettigrew Peter Pettigrew

The funny thing is he really looks like a rat.

You know if I was this heartless jerk and I actually had a heart and I realized sirius was the only family harry had left after james and lilys murder other than the disgusting dursleys I would have framed remus lupin instead so harry could at least grow up around magic and be free but no he chose sirius to frame then harry didn't know he was a wizard until he was 11

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?

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9 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 hates snape

I don't like him. Disgusting and too high-tempered. He is a jerk to his best friends as well.

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.

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10 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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The Contenders

11 Vincent Crabbe
12 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.

I hate her. So. Much. - Hermione_Granger220

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

HATE HER I hate her I think she needs to boo

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13 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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14 Snape

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

He was beautifully written and interesting character. All of this is true. HOWEVER, this does not stop him from being a jerk to people for pretty much no reason. Oh wait- get this- he hated Harry because he is James' son! WOW, what an amazing reason to hate someone and get a false image of who they are! He insulted and occaisonly abused his students, why? Because they were Gryffindor of course! For example in Goblet of Fire when Draco CURSED Hermione, Sanpe simply insulted her, and Draco got no punishment. His love for Lily is very sweet however. But he had no respect for her opinions. Snape hurt her sister. Hated her friends. Hated anyone who talked to her. It was... something. But he was loyal and important to Dumbledore, and I appreciate that, and he certainly is not the worst. I just wanted to talk about him. But I still think the character is ok.

Please don't come at me but... Snape was really petty and abusive. What reason did he have to abuse Harry? And no- His creepy lust for Lily or his immature bitterness for James does NOT count. Does no one remember when Snape was ok with his friends practicing dark arts on other students? James and the Marauders matured. Snape wanted Lily to live and was fine with James and Harry dying. He bullied Neville to the point where he was the poor boys worst fear. As amazingly written as he was- he was a horrible person in general.

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15 Petunia Dursley

She is horrible - Patronus

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’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

Eww. I hate her. - Hermione_Granger220

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 Bill Weasley

NANI

18 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

19 Dean Thomas Dean Thomas
20 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

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

Hermione just has flaws, that's all. Who expects her to be a perfect Mary Sue?

Pretty inaccurate. Hermione's amazinf

Annoying. TOTAL KNOW-IT-ALL AND NEVER DOES ANYTHING FUN AND don't TELL ME that's JUST HER!

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21 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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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.

Harry did not know anything until he saw Snape's Worst Memory. Harry was bullied by Snape, and James is his father so he would be against Snape. James grew up and we all know that many teen girls are more mature than teen boys. James was only 21 when he was murdered. I like Fred and George, like James. But remember that Fred and George stuffed a Slytherin called Montague through the vanishing cabinet injuring him. Allowing first years to test their joke shop items. Hissing at a first year (Malcolm Baddock - Goblet of Fire) when he was sorted into Slytherin.

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23 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

24 Colin Creevey

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

25 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.

26 Pansy Parkinson

I hate her so much.

Oh come on below hermione and ginny

27 Cho Chang

Lay off of Cho Chang!

CRYBABY

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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28 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.

29 Dobby Dobby

Dobby Is Free - Patronus

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.

I love dobby how dare u

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

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30 Cornelius Fudge

Jerk - Patronus

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

31 Gilderoy Lockhart

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.

I HATE HATE HATE lockhart. He was actually tolerable in the movie, but in the book he irritated the life out me. He was so arrogant, only talked about himself, didn't care about Harry or Ginny or anyone apart from himself. God I wish Harry would've threw him into the basilisks' mouth or something. I would've been relieved!

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32 Fenrir Greyback

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

He is a pedophile - Patronus

Well, I don't really hate him. I don't like him either. He's too minor for me to care about. He is kinda 'just there' for me. - Goku02

How the hell is he not number 1? Probably in top 5 worst characters in any series ever

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33 Marietta Edgecombe

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

34 Seamus Finnigan Seamus Finnigan
35 Marjorie Dursley

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

She’s a less intense Umbridge - children

36 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.

37 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

38 Quirinus Quirrell

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

He number 1

WORST OF ALL

39 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

How is neville on here? - wheelers-

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

Neville is awesome! - Hermione_Granger220

Neville is amazing peeps:)!

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40 Amycus Carrow

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

41 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.

WHAT DID HAGRID DO TO U

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42 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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43 Fleur Delacour Fleur Delacour

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

44 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

45 Molly Weasley Molly Weasley

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

46 Gellert Grindelwald
47 Yaxley

I’m sorry he was the worst

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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