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The Top Harry Potter Characters

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

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.
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Severus Snape

    Alan Rickman More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 82
    Emma Watson More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 327
    Down 74
    Michael Gambon, Richard Harris More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 318
    Down 68
    Gary Oldman More
    96
  5. 5
    Up 274
    Down 51
    Robbie Coltrane More
    93
  6. 6
    Up 319
    Down 84
    Daniel Radcliffe More
    92
  7. 7
    Up 274
    Down 48
    Maggie Smith More
    91
  8. 8
    Up 274
    Down 85
    Rupert Grint More
    91
  9. 9
    Up 258
    Down 55
    David Thewlis More
    90
  10. 10
    Up 317
    Down 57
    Evanna Lynch More
    90
  11. 11
    Up 263
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    Matthew David Lewis More
    89
  12. 12
    Up 238
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    James Phelps More
    84
  13. 13
    Up 238
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    Oliver Phelps More
    83
  14. 14
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    Toby Jones More
    82
  15. 15
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    Brendan Gleeson More
    79
  16. 16
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    Tom Felton More
    79
  17. 17
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    Ralph Fiennes More
    78
  18. 18
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    Helena Bonham Carter More
    78
  19. 19
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    Julie Walters More
    73
  20. 20
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    Mark Williams More
    71
  21. 21
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    Bonnie Wright More
    70
  22. 22
    Up 196
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    Natalia Tena More
    69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucius Malfoy

    Jason Isaacs More
    66
  24. 24
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    Emma Thompson More
    62
  25. 25
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    Down 87
    Jim Broadbent More
    62
  26. 26
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    Nearly Headless Nick

    John Cleese More
    61
  27. 27
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    Warwick Davis More
    60
  28. 28
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    Down 71

    Kingsley Shacklebolt

    George Harris More
    60
  29. 29
    Up 137
    Down 86
    Clémence Poésy More
    58
  30. 30
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    Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden More
    58
  31. 31
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    Down 70
    Sean Biggerstaff More
    55
  32. 32
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gilderoy Lockhart

    Kenneth Branagh More
    55
  33. 33
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    Robert Pattinson More
    54
  34. 34
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    Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis More
    53
  35. 35
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    Down 85
    Luke Youngblood More
    53
  36. 36
    Up 98
    Down 85
    Helen McCrory More
    53
  37. 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    Aberforth Dumbledore

    Ciarán Hinds More
    53
  38. 38
    Up 102
    Down 66
    Devon Murray More
    53
  39. 39
    Up 99
    Down 73
    Stanislav Ianevski More
    51
  40. 40
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    Down 64
    Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson More
    51
  41. 41
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    Down 68
    Alfred Enoch More
    50
  42. 42
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    Down 45

    Peeves

    49
  43. 43
    Up 62
    Down 68
    Kathryn Hunter More
    48
  44. 44
    Up 81
    Down 89
    David Tennant More
    48
  45. 45
    Up 57
    Down 54
    David Bradley More
    47
  46. 46
    Up 83
    Down 68
    Hugh Mitchell More
    47
  47. 47
    Up 76
    Down 94
    Katie Leung More
    46
  48. 48
    Up 60
    Down 55
    Tony Maudsley More
    46
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  49. 49
    Up 62
    Down 69
    Rhys Ifans More
    46
  50. 50
    Up 53
    Down 69
    Bill Nighy More
    45
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