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 want to kill her myself! just one killing curse and I will be happy! I don't even care if I go to Azkaban!

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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!

Sort of turns good In the end of Deathly Hallows right?

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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

Redhawk, he said that in the first movie. (and you are possible right because I never read the books but watched the movies)

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4 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

Dudley sucks

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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

I hate her so much she is mean to neville

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6 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

She is so annoying!

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7 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.

Harry Potter should pro play be expelled by now...

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8 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.

Anyone who falls out with a friend over something as trivial as a stupid rat deserves no respect.

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9 Dobby Dobby

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

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

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

Dobby plain down sucks

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

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12 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!

13 Petunia Dursley

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

14 Percy Weasley

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

Prefects suck. Except for Ron+Hermione

I just hate him

Stuck up, brat. - Chatsa2

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15 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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16 Neville Longbottom Neville Longbottom

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

Neville is amazing peeps:)!

How is Neville even on the

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

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17 Lavender Brown

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

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

HATE HER I hate her I think she needs to boo

Bland - PeeledBanana

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18 Kreacher

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

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

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19 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.

No - Snape is the best.

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.

Snape got away with more than Harry. Snape unnecessarily favored slytheren, harassed gryffindors (expcally Harry & his friends). He should’ve been fired, not hagrid or dumbbledor! But no! And by the way he’s UGLY look at the back of one of the books youll see what the real snape looks like (though the actor is ugly too).

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20 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

Whoever commented on here has obviously never read the books.

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

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

She can be bad because she insulted Fleur's accent and made fun of her.

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