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The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked 

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Updated June 11, 2020 310.1k votes 16.8k voters 136.9k views 106 items

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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Professor Minerva McGona... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Maggie Smith in Harry Potter Universe
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Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Thewlis in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Evanna Lynch in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robbie Coltrane in Harry Potter Universe
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Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Phelps in Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
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George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Phelps in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Professor Severus Snape ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alan Rickman in Harry Potter Universe
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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Watson in Harry Potter Universe
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Professor Albus Dumbledo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
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Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Toby Jones in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Matthew David Lewis in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rupert Grint in Harry Potter Universe
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Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Julie Walters in Harry Potter Universe
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Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Natalia Tena in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bonnie Wright in Harry Potter Universe
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Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Mark Williams in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
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Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Tom Felton in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Brendan Gleeson in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
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Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helena Bonham Carter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
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Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sean Biggerstaff in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robert Pattinson in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Professor Filius Flitwic... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Warwick Davis in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2