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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. Of course, if you're forgetting some of the names or need pictures to jog your memory, you can use the list as a reference.

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1
4,560 1,461
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Watson

2
4,603 1,566
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alan Rickman

3
3,940 1,159
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gary Oldman

4
3,537 1,146
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

5
3,730 1,102
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Daniel Radcliffe

6
3,275 796
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robbie Coltrane

7
3,368 725
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Thewlis

8
3,689 599
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Maggie Smith

9
3,562 775
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Evanna Lynch

10
2,887 1,127
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rupert Grint

11
2,888 698
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Matthew David Lewis

12
2,777 635
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Phelps

13
2,729 623
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Phelps

14
2,759 717
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Toby Jones

15
2,139 736
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Julie Walters

16
2,060 1,385
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helena Bonham Carter

17
2,223 1,178
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Tom Felton

18
1,699 1,428
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ralph Fiennes

19
1,654 964
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Brendan Gleeson

20
2,170 687
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Natalia Tena

21
2,272 845
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bonnie Wright

22
1,668 739
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Mark Williams

23
1,476 821
Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden

24
1,003 1,428
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Jason Isaacs

25
1,382 897
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robert Pattinson

26
1,113 731
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

27
1,118 978
Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
John Cleese

28
1,181 803
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

29
1,233 702
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sean Biggerstaff

30
929 1,050
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

31
897 1,098
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Thompson

32
1,213 814
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Clémence Poésy

33
1,071 830
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helen McCrory

34
1,134 850
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

35
940 751
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Devon Murray

36
961 650
William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

37
892 764
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luke Youngblood

38
1,049 663
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ciarán Hinds

39
848 594
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alex Crockford

40
867 690
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alfred Enoch

41
855 806
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Stanislav Ianevski

42
736 832
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

43
516 1,343
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kenneth Branagh

44
652 624
Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

45
661 823
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

46
638 559
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

47
695 938
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Katie Leung

48
563 774
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kathryn Hunter

49
507 982
Argus Filch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Bradley

50
572 937
Barty Crouch Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Tennant