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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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2
3,086 994
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Severus Snape Alan Rickman

3
2,624 727
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sirius Black Gary Oldman

4
2,363 712
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

5
2,455 706
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe

6
2,170 516
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane

7
2,428 398
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith

8
2,214 469
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Remus Lupin David Thewlis

9
2,428 500
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luna Lovegood Evanna Lynch

10
1,973 754
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ronald Weasley Rupert Grint

11
1,929 451
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Neville Longbottom Matthew David Lewis

12
1,870 409
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fred Weasley James Phelps

13
1,851 394
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
George Weasley Oliver Phelps

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1,829 473
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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1,372 912
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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1,462 800
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Draco Malfoy Tom Felton

17
1,393 497
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Molly Weasley Julie Walters

18
1,102 946
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes

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1,096 622
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alastor Moody Brendan Gleeson

20
1,441 433
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nymphadora Tonks Natalia Tena

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1,508 551
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright

22
1,120 508
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arthur Weasley Mark Williams

23
956 555
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

24
711 924
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lucius Malfoy Jason Isaacs

25
760 671
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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624 702
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

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821 458
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Wood Sean Biggerstaff

28
750 545
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

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892 579
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cedric Diggory Robert Pattinson

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624 724
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sybill Trelawney Emma Thompson

31
734 474
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

32
833 529
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fleur Delacour Clémence Poésy

33
711 551
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Narcissa Malfoy Helen McCrory

34
640 489
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Seamus Finnigan Devon Murray

35
730 577
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Potter Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

36
727 435
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Aberforth Dumbledore Ciarán Hinds

37
604 524
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lee Jordan Luke Youngblood

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632 420
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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572 463
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dean Thomas Alfred Enoch

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645 54
Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
i.ha2602 added Hedwig

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595 532
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Viktor Krum Stanislav Ianevski

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556 377
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Charlie Weasley Alex Crockford

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390 874
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gilderoy Lockhart Kenneth Branagh

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493 514
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

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410 392
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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451 524
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

47
355 627
Argus Filch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Argus Filch David Bradley

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395 345
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

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462 608
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cho Chang Katie Leung

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382 520
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arabella Figg Kathryn Hunter