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The Harry Potter universe is known for it's extremely large amount of fleshed-out characters, each having a unique history and personality. Here's a chance to rank 75 of the main characters (how many books can you say "75 of the main characters" for, anyway?) in order of your preference. May the best characters win!

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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Hermione Granger Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - The brightest witch of her age.

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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - What can you say about Luna? She lives on her own cloud, and she's basically the greatest.

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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - The Boy who Lived.

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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Sirius Black Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Bellatrix Lestrange Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Sirius' cousin and Voldemort's... well, she was in love with Voldemort and did all his bidding, so call that whatever you want to call it.

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Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Nymphadora Tonks Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 - A metamorphagus who married Remus Lupin. The two had a son, Teddy - and then died during the Battle of Hogwarts shortly after Teddy's birth.

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Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Remus Lupin Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I - One of the four Marauders, Remus was a best friend of Harry's father and a werewolf. He married Nymphadora Tonks and the two had a child, shortly after, Nymphadora and Remus died in the Battle of Hogwarts.

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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Professor Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - HBIC, Dumbledore rules all. Groovy?

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Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Professor Severus Snape Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I - A Gryffindor in Harry's year, Neville grows from shy-and-unsure first year to the fiercely faithful fighter in his seventh year who proved why he was a Gryffindor after all.

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Ronald Weasley Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 - Harry Potter's best friend.

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Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Fred Weasley Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - George's twin brother and memory of the Weasley clan. Dies in the seventh book. :(

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Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Arthur Weasley Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - The father of the Weasley family, he worked at the Ministry of Magic in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts department.

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Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Fleur Delacour Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I - The Beauxbatons representative in the Triwizard Tournament, Fleur eventually marries Ron's older brother Bill.

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Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Professor Minerva McGonagall Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - The stern-but-loving Transfiguration professor who "always wanted to use that spell."

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George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Harry Potter Characters
George Weasley Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Fred's twin brother and memory of the Weasley clan.

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Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Kingsley Shacklebolt Member of the Order of the Phoenix.

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Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Ginny Weasley Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Ron Weasley's younger sister, Harry Potter's girlfriend-turned-wife.

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Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Lord Voldemort J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Tom Riddle becomes Lord Voldemort, and if you don't know who Lord Voldemort is... you might be on the wrong list.

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Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Dean Thomas Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Gryffindor in the trio's year, dated Ginny Weasley and became a Chaser on the Gryffindor team.

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James Potter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Harry Potter Characters
James Potter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Harry's father, killed by Lord Voldemort at the young age of 21.

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Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Aberforth Dumbledore Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 - Albus Dumbledore's brother. He did inappropriate things with goats.

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William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Harry Potter Characters
William Weasley Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 - One of Ron's older brothers, Bill marries Fleur Delacour and is mauled by a werewolf.

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Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Harry's arch-nemesis throughout his school years.

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Lavender Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Lavender Brown Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Ariana Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Ariana Dumbledore Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 - Albus Dumbledore's sister. She was attacked by a gang of men - it's implied that she was raped - and lost control of her powers, dying at a young age.

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Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Lily Evans Potter Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life

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Gellert Grindelwald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Gellert Grindelwald Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I - A childhood friend and implied lover of Albus Dumbledore during their youth, Grindelwald went on to become one of the most evil wizards of all time.

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Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Lee Jordan Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Oliver Wood Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Barty Crouch Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Barty Crouch Jr. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - The Doctor... sorry, we mean Barty Jr, of course, was one of Voldemort's most loyal and insane followers, posing for a year as Alastor Moody, covering that hot time lord - death eater - body for Moody's in order to deliver Harry to ...

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Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Narcissa Malfoy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Lucius's wife and Draco's mother.

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Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Lucius Malfoy Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Draco's father.

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Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Alastor Moody Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - The real Moody spent a year locked away while The Doctor... sorry, sorry, Barty Crouch Jr, pretended to be Moody in order to get Harry to Voldemort. We see the real Moody in book 5, he dies in the effort to move Harry from the ...

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Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Molly Weasley Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - The matriarch of the Weasley family, she raised seven children and famously saved her daughter from Bellatrix Lestrange with that classic line we all love.

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Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Cedric Diggory Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - The Hufflepuff seeker and original Tri-Wizard Tournament Representative for Hogwarts, Cedric is killed during Lord Voldemort's resurrection.

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Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Seamus Finnigan Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Nearly Headless Nick Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Xenophilius Lovegood Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I - Editor of the Quibbler and father of Luna Lovegood. When his daughter is kidnapped by death eaters, Xeno calls the Death Eaters on the trio when they arrive at his home, looking for answers about the Deathly Hallows.

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Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Rubeus Hagrid Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Merope Gaunt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Merope Gaunt

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Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Charlie Weasley Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - One of Ron's older brothers, Charlie works with dragons.

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Parvati Patil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Parvati Patil Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Gryffindor in the Trio's year. Her identical twin sister, Padma, is in Ravenclaw. Attends the 4th Year Yule Ball with Harry.

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Amycus Carrow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Amycus Carrow Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I - Together with his twin sister Alecto, he violently ruled Hogwarts under Severus Snape's command during the seventh book.

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Alecto Carrow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Alecto Carrow Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 - Deatheater, sister of Amycus Carrow. As the deputy headmistress of Hogwarts during Deathly Hallows, she tortured Hogwarts students.

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Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Arabella Figg Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Harry's neighbor on Privet Drive, she watches over Harry for the 10 years he leaves with the Dursleys and is unaware of his wizardry. Harry eventually learns Dumbledore had her do this and that she is a squib.

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Petunia Dursely is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Petunia Dursely

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Dudley Dursley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Dudley Dursley Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Professor Filius Flitwick Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Harry Potter Characters
Sybill Trelawney Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - A Seer who believed she had the Sight, but did not know that her day-to-day forecasts were completely pointless. Sybill, however, was a Seer who had made 3 prophecies in her lifetime - none of which she remembers, but all of which ...