Harry Potter The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked  

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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.

list ordered by

1
5,353 1,680
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Watson

2
5,293 1,906
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alan Rickman

3
4,719 1,343
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gary Oldman

4
4,133 1,377
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

5
3,885 959
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robbie Coltrane

6
4,363 1,320
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Daniel Radcliffe

7
4,029 842
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Thewlis

8
4,375 679
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Maggie Smith

9
4,201 897
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Evanna Lynch

10
3,425 1,301
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rupert Grint

11
3,438 817
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Matthew David Lewis

12
3,373 718
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Phelps

13
3,272 703
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Phelps

14
3,302 836
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Toby Jones

15
2,614 850
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Julie Walters

16
2,702 1,358
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Tom Felton

17
2,379 1,697
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helena Bonham Carter

18
1,924 1,785
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ralph Fiennes

19
1,962 1,173
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Brendan Gleeson

20
2,766 968
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bonnie Wright

21
2,589 792
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Natalia Tena

22
1,989 866
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Mark Williams

23
1,834 943
Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden

24
1,135 1,748
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Jason Isaacs

25
1,349 888
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

26
1,676 1,074
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robert Pattinson

27
1,342 1,148
Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
John Cleese

28
1,424 959
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

29
1,089 1,244
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

30
1,473 832
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sean Biggerstaff

31
1,315 968
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helen McCrory

32
1,447 946
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Clémence Poésy

33
1,033 1,317
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Thompson

34
1,378 975
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

35
1,198 736
William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

36
1,129 884
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Devon Murray

37
1,073 868
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luke Youngblood

38
1,242 757
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ciarán Hinds

39
1,055 672
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alex Crockford

40
1,044 789
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alfred Enoch

41
868 974
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

42
978 956
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Stanislav Ianevski

43
554 1,602
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kenneth Branagh

44
795 741
Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

45
649 163
Newt Scamander is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Frank Fitch added Newt Scamander

46
775 673
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

47
765 974
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

48
787 1,117
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Katie Leung

49
679 894
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kathryn Hunter

50
553 1,172
Argus Filch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Bradley