Worst Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten Worst Harry Potter Characters

1 Dolores Umbridge

She is the WORST! The first time I read I bout her I wanted to tear up that stupid pink cardigan! Wish she died. I hate her all the way up to that stupid bow!

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.

I think Umbridge was a very good person. She was only acting on the Ministry's order, and we all know she was a good person deep down. I know cutting words into the back of people's hands seems cruel, but it's a fair punishment if it makes them behave. Taking Harry and George off the Gryffindor team was a good idea, because they both caused harm to a fellow student. I think it's perfectly fine she puts kittens all over her classroom walls and wears a bow. It's her way of expressing herself, right? (I'm just kidding ya'll, Umbridge sucks.) - Pebblepaw

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.

2 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.

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 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

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

3 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

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!

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

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!

4 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

What?! Lower than Ron and Hermione? WAKE UP PEOPLE, #5 AT LEAST!

5 Dudley Dursley

Yes it was 17 years but ever heard of maturity?
Giving Harry a cup of tea, thinking Harry was coming with them.
After the dementor attack he was less immature, bratty. Because he had just seen his terribleness.
Five books of an immature brat (Well fifth book before the dementor attack)

The worst. 39 presents! To me that’s heaven. The most presents I get are like 3

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

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

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

7 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.

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

I know he's a villain, and he tried to kill Harry and stuff, but I am kind of sympathetic towards him. I mean if your parents had a really sad story like his did, and you had to grow up in and orphanage where you were different than others ( He was a wizard, and his middle name was Marvolo). Then all of a sudden this guy comes and wants to take him to his school ( Dumbledore, Hogwarts) and he probably thinks Dumbledore means an insane asylum at first. Because the people in the orphange probably made him feel like that's the only place he'd belong. He never had any parents, or trusted guardians to tell him to turn his life around. Then he went to Hogwarts and and suddenly he had this power, and he was one of the smartest in the school. Then he went ot to find out more about his family and learned about his parents, and he probably developed his hate of muggles because of his muggle orphange past, and because of who his father was. Then he got all power cray and killed whoever tried to ...more

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?

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

8 Vincent Crabbe
9 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.

Worst friend ever! He had James’ trust, but Peter just betrayed him to Voldy.

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

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?

10 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.

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

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?!

The Newcomers

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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!

12 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

Why what is wrong with him

13 Kreacher

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

Kreach is better than dobby

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

HATE HER I hate her I think she needs to boo

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

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.

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.

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.

16 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.

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.

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

18 Bill Weasley


19 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.

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

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

20 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.

Whoever commented on here has obviously never read the books.

Completely boring character. Simply there to be Harry Potters love interest.

In the first few books she is Harry's little stalker and then afterward she turns into a total Mary-sue. - RisingMoon

21 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 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.

I am a HUGE fan of Snape, and when reading and watching the memories, I absolutely HATE him! Why would James do such a thing to Snape just because of a girl. Snape and Lily were perfect together until James came around. He is my least favorite character in Harry Potter. I like Voldemort and Umbridge better than him.

At least he changed as he got older. - Anonymousxcxc

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

He didn’t do a whole lot. - I80

25 Delphi Diggory

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

Lol she is SAVAGE

Mary Sue - AshleyChang

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

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

Cries ALL the time.

Lay off of Cho Chang!

29 Pansy Parkinson

She reminds me of my 1st girlfriend I had in my freshman year of high school.I didn't date for 2 years because of her. Now,when I read her,it's all I can think about.

I hate her so much.

Oh come on below hermione and ginny

30 Dobby

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

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

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.

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

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

Jerk - Patronus

32 Cedric Diggory

No don't call him a useless pretty boy.
He is not overrated.
We never really knew much about him.
Only Quidditch Player, Tri-Wizard Champion and Meddled with Time Cedric.

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 Gilderoy Lockhart

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

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

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

I know WAAAY too many people like him in real life!

34 Fenrir Greyback

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

He should be number one. Hate him more than Umbridge or Voldemort. He is the worst.

He didn't kill Lavender. READ THE DAMN BOOK!

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
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 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.

39 Marjorie Dursley

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

She’s a less intense Umbridge - children

40 Neville Longbottom

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

Neville is amazing peeps:)!

How is Neville even on the

I have to agree with whoever said he is kind and loyal

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 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 awesome.

Hagrid is awesome! - Hermione_Granger220

Hagrid is not a crybaby and selfish, stupid idiot!


43 Oliver Wood

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

He sucks a lot. Quitting obsessing jerk!

Same goes for Gwenog

So... Normal.

44 Fleur Delacour

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

45 Alastor Moody

Why Is mad eye here he is one of the best

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

46 Gellert Grindelwald

way up

47 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

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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