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The Top Harry Potter Characters

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The top Harry Potter characters come from a rich universe crafted on the page and adapted to the screen, giving us some of the best movie adaptations from books of all time. Since the Harry Potter universe is one where there are 75 (75!) main characters in the Harry Potter movies and books, there's little surprise that they are some of the most beloved (and hated) characters of all time.

That said, the question in front of us is "who are the best Harry Potter characters?" and it is a tough one to answer. Do you go for the obvious and choose Harry the hero, or pay respect to Voldemort, one of the best movie villains of all time? Do you go for brains with Hermione or charm with George & Fred? These are the questions we're confronted with when attempting to name the greatest Harry Potter characters ever.

Since both the Harry Potter books and movies can be taken into account, it's up to you to decide if you want to vote for the Harry Potter characters as you imagined them or as they were portrayed on screen. Since the books are among the best selling series of all time, there's a good chance you've read them and can compare notes with the movies. Your choice is yours, though; nobody's breaking out the Imperius curse so cast your vote for your favorite characters and make vote down the ones you don't like. And if there's a supporting Harry Potter character you feel belongs on the list, make sure to add them to this list of the top Harry Potter characters.

List Criteria: Only characters from the Harry Potter books and films.

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  1. 1
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    Emma Watson More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Professor Severus Snape

    Alan Rickman More
    99
  3. 3
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    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Professor Albus Dumbledore

    Michael Gambon, Richard Harris More
    95
  4. 4
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    ranked low on reranks
    Sirius Black

    Gary Oldman More
    94
  5. 5
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    Daniel Radcliffe More
    94
  6. 6
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    Rubeus Hagrid

    Robbie Coltrane More
    92
  7. 7
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    Ronald Weasley

    Rupert Grint More
    92
  8. 8
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    Maggie Smith More
    91
  9. 9
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    Matthew David Lewis More
    89
  10. 10
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    David Thewlis More
    88
  11. 11
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    Evanna Lynch More
    88
  12. 12
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    James Phelps More
    83
  13. 13
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    Toby Jones More
    82
  14. 14
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    Oliver Phelps More
    82
  15. 15
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    Brendan Gleeson More
    81
  16. 16
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    Helena Bonham Carter More
    81
  17. 17
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    often listed
    Draco Malfoy

    Tom Felton More
    79
  18. 18
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    Lord Voldemort

    Ralph Fiennes More
    79
  19. 19
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    Molly Weasley

    Julie Walters More
    73
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    Arthur Weasley

    Mark Williams More
    72
  21. 21
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    Bonnie Wright More
    69
  22. 22
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    Nymphadora Tonks

    Natalia Tena More
    67
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    Lucius Malfoy

    Jason Isaacs More
    65
  24. 24
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    John Cleese More
    64
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    Warwick Davis More
    63
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    Sybill Trelawney

    Emma Thompson More
    62
  27. 27
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    Professor Horace Slughorn

    Jim Broadbent More
    61
  28. 28
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    Kingsley Shacklebolt

    George Harris More
    58
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    Gilderoy Lockhart

    Kenneth Branagh More
    58
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    Fleur Delacour

    Clémence Poésy More
    57
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    Lee Jordan

    Luke Youngblood More
    57
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    Lily Evans Potter

    Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden More
    57
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    James Potter

    Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis More
    56
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cedric Diggory

    Robert Pattinson More
    54
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    Oliver Wood

    Sean Biggerstaff More
    54
  36. 36
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    Aberforth Dumbledore

    Ciarán Hinds More
    53
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    Narcissa Malfoy

    Helen McCrory More
    53
  38. 38
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    Seamus Finnigan

    Devon Murray More
    52
  39. 39
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    Stanislav Ianevski More
    51
  40. 40
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    Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson More
    51
  41. 41
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    Tony Maudsley More
    50
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    Hugh Mitchell More
    50
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    Peeves

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    often listed
    Arabella Figg

    Kathryn Hunter More
    48
  45. 45
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    Cho Chang

    Katie Leung More
    48
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    niche appeal
    Lavender Brown

    Jessie Cave, Jennifer Smith More
    48
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Barty Crouch Jr.

    David Tennant More
    48
  48. 48
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    Alfred Enoch More
    48
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    Rufus Scrimgeour

    Bill Nighy More
    47
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    Charlie Weasley

    Alex Crockford More
    45
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