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List Rules 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 popular 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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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Hermione Granger Emma Watson

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Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Severus Snape Alan Rickman

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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sirius Black Gary Oldman

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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe

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Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane

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Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith

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Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Remus Lupin David Thewlis

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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luna Lovegood Evanna Lynch

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ronald Weasley Rupert Grint

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Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Neville Longbottom Matthew David Lewis

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Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fred Weasley James Phelps

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George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
George Weasley Oliver Phelps

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Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dobby the House Elf Toby Jones

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Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter

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Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Draco Malfoy Tom Felton

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Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Molly Weasley Julie Walters

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Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes

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Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alastor Moody Brendan Gleeson

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Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nymphadora Tonks Natalia Tena

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Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright

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Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arthur Weasley Mark Williams

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Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lily Evans Potter Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden

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Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lucius Malfoy Jason Isaacs

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Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nearly Headless Nick John Cleese

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Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

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Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Wood Sean Biggerstaff

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Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

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Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cedric Diggory Robert Pattinson

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Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sybill Trelawney Emma Thompson

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Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

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Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fleur Delacour Clémence Poésy

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Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Narcissa Malfoy Helen McCrory

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Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Seamus Finnigan Devon Murray

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James Potter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Potter Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

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Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Aberforth Dumbledore Ciarán Hinds

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Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lee Jordan Luke Youngblood

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William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
William Weasley Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

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Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dean Thomas Alfred Enoch

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Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Hedwig

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Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Viktor Krum Stanislav Ianevski

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Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Charlie Weasley Alex Crockford

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Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gilderoy Lockhart Kenneth Branagh

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Peeves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

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Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Angelina Johnson Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

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Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

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Argus Filch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Argus Filch David Bradley

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Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

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Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cho Chang Katie Leung

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Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arabella Figg Kathryn Hunter