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.

I wanted her dead more than Voldemort

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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

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!


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3 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

Disgusting pig of a man.

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4 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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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.

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

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 Dudley Dursley 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

He was a stupid annoying brat, but luckily at the end, he was a bit nice & came to Harry’s defense with his dump prick parents.

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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

Should be number 2, can't believe shes above Harry

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8 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

I personally like harry because he's been through so much and even though life is rough he gets through with it. Sure he has a very short temper but that's probably because he wanted answers to his problems. Of course, he wasn't going to just get the answers but he had to figure it out himself. In the end he found the answers which made him a better person overall. So y'all just stop the hate!

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.

YES! Harry is, in my opinion, is the worst. He always relies on others. WHO SAVED HIS BUTT FROM VOLDEMORT? His mom. WHO FOUND THE BASILISK FANG? Ron.
And who showers in fame? Harry. Hermione was the brains behind his success, but lil HARRY takes all the credit.Harry was mad at Cho for what reason? Grieving for her dead boyfriend. Why did Harry trash Dumbledore’s office in the Order of the Phoenix? NO GOOD REASON! Harry was also the cause of Sirius’s death, he was the one who stormed into the Ministry. He is a brat. I could go on and on.

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9 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

Eww. I hate her. - Hermione_Granger220

10 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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The Contenders

11 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

I can't believe percy betrayed his family.☹

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12 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?

Wait how is this rat so low! He betrayed his friends, he's the reason Harry's parents are dead, he got Sirius imprisoned for a crime he never committed, and he revived Voldemort. I agree with Umbridge being #1 but I cannot stand Pettigrew. He's a spineless coward and he got what he deserved in Deathly Hallows (only thing I absolutely hate about the movies is that they never killed him like in the book, but I understand why, it's a little much for a fantasy film).

He's evil

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13 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!

Think she is the best GO EMMA WATSON! Anyway she is #1 on the "best Harry Potter charictors" list

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14 James Potter

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

He may have changed, but he didn't have the decency to at least apologise for the bullying and harm he caused.

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15 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

I hate her. So. Much. - Hermione_Granger220

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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

Neville is awesome! - Hermione_Granger220

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17 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.

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

What's going on here! I mean the most evil wizard's on 17th, and the guys who sacrificed everything to fight him are higher up! This is completely crazy. I don't think anybody here read Harry Potter properly.

He should be on 1! He tried to kill Harry when he was only a baby! He even killed his parents! So so so so so so so so evil!


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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 Snape

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.

Seriously? First of all, you should know Severus Snape was a loyal assistant to Dumbledore. Also, whoever said this:


As you might have guessed, I am a fan of James Potter and before any of you say James bullied Snape, Snape started it by making fun of his father and anyway Snape used Sectumsempra"

is an idiot. You really should read the books before voting. NOWHERE in the books did it say Snape used Sectumsempra on James, and he only used it once because a Death Eater was trying to jinx Remus Lupin. Snape loved Lily, and whatever faults he may have had, he was a good-hearted and brave person.

No - Snape is the best.

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.

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20 Pansy Parkinson

I hate her so much.

Oh come on below hermione and ginny

21 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.

I love dobby how dare u

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22 Delphi Diggory

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

Lol she is SAVAGE

23 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.

24 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

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

Just a brat

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25 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.

She cried like, two times. You know how many times Harry cried? Ginny? Ron? Harris? But they don't get any hate for that, of course🙄 She cries for something that's appropriate to be extremely sad about, but is hated for having emotions. Stupid haters. I know cho Chang isn't the most fleshed out character, but hating her for crying when someone who was close to her died is not only dumb, but completely inconsiderate!

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26 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

27 Cornelius Fudge

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

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 Gilderoy Lockhart

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!

He’s such a show off, and thinks he’s a know-it-all, but really he’s an idiot. - Hermione_Granger220

30 Amycus Carrow

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

31 Yaxley
32 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 eats children like lavender brown he infected lupin and atact bill weasley whow can envy body like him even voldemort he should be number 1

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33 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.

34 Lucius Malfoy

He looks like Thranduil from The Hobbit

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

35 Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid ...read more.

Hagrid is awesome.

Hagrid is awesome! - Hermione_Granger220


He is so annoying in the books when he keeps on being a crybaby to both Harry and Norbert. come on they got to leave and he is so selfish.

36 Oliver Wood Oliver Wood

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

Same goes for Gwenog

So... Normal.

He’s so quidditch-obsessed. - Hermione_Granger220

37 Kingsley Shacklebolt
38 Horace Slughorn

This is where Hermione goes she is the best character ever I don't know how she is at the bottom of the list

This guy is awesome

I love him

Ehh he was kind of anoying

39 Vincent Crabbe
40 Alastor Moody Alastor Moody

Why Is mad eye here he is one of the best

41 Fleur Delacour Fleur Delacour
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43 Marjorie Dursley

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

44 Quirinus Quirrell

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

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45 Gellert Grindelwald
46 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood

Why is she here? She's awesome! Much better than the trio protagonists in my opinion. - Goku02

Why, why why?! She was AMAZING.

She is kind and loving

I love her

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47 Pius Thicknesse
48 John Dawlish

Just a fatass

49 Gwenog Jones

We really don't care about her. Or her flying, either.

Who is she that flying piece of wood rider Murphy 6 adder of victor crabbe

50 Bertha Jorkins
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