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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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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Severus Snape

    Alan Rickman More
    100
  2. 2
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    Emma Watson More
    99
  3. 3
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    Michael Gambon, Richard Harris More
    96
  4. 4
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    Gary Oldman More
    96
  5. 5
    Up 266
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    Robbie Coltrane More
    93
  6. 6
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    Daniel Radcliffe More
    92
  7. 7
    Up 266
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    Rupert Grint More
    90
  8. 8
    Up 261
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    Maggie Smith More
    90
  9. 9
    Up 249
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    David Thewlis More
    90
  10. 10
    Up 307
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    Evanna Lynch More
    90
  11. 11
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    Matthew David Lewis More
    89
  12. 12
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    James Phelps More
    83
  13. 13
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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
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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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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sybill Trelawney

    Emma Thompson More
    61
  25. 25
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    Jim Broadbent More
    61
  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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    Kingsley Shacklebolt

    George Harris More
    59
  29. 29
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    Clémence Poésy More
    58
  30. 30
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    Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden More
    57
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gilderoy Lockhart

    Kenneth Branagh More
    55
  32. 32
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    Sean Biggerstaff More
    55
  33. 33
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    Robert Pattinson More
    54
  34. 34
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    Aberforth Dumbledore

    Ciarán Hinds More
    53
  35. 35
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    Luke Youngblood More
    53
  36. 36
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    Helen McCrory More
    53
  37. 37
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    Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis More
    53
  38. 38
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    Devon Murray More
    53
  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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    Alfred Enoch More
    50
  42. 42
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    Peeves

    49
  43. 43
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    Kathryn Hunter More
    48
  44. 44
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    David Tennant More
    48
  45. 45
    Up 53
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    David Bradley More
    47
  46. 46
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    Down 89
    Katie Leung More
    46
  47. 47
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    Tony Maudsley More
    46
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  48. 48
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    Hugh Mitchell More
    46
  49. 49
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    Rhys Ifans More
    45
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    Bill Nighy More
    45
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