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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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1
3,937 1,207
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Hermione Granger Emma Watson

2
3,995 1,309
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Severus Snape Alan Rickman

3
3,393 979
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sirius Black Gary Oldman

4
3,041 976
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

5
3,222 934
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe

6
2,815 683
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane

7
2,898 618
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Remus Lupin David Thewlis

8
3,165 525
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith

9
3,091 661
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luna Lovegood Evanna Lynch

10
2,516 967
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ronald Weasley Rupert Grint

11
2,501 590
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Neville Longbottom Matthew David Lewis

12
2,397 533
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fred Weasley James Phelps

13
2,366 525
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
George Weasley Oliver Phelps

14
2,385 616
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dobby the House Elf Toby Jones

All Harry Potter Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

15
1,772 1,179
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter

16
1,818 638
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Molly Weasley Julie Walters

17
1,904 1,028
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Draco Malfoy Tom Felton

18
1,434 1,225
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes

19
1,403 833
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alastor Moody Brendan Gleeson

20
1,864 579
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nymphadora Tonks Natalia Tena

21
1,963 719
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright

The Best British Documentaries

22
1,446 645
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arthur Weasley Mark Williams

23
1,259 711
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
878 1,216
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lucius Malfoy Jason Isaacs

25
1,200 745
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cedric Diggory Robert Pattinson

26
997 701
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

27
946 616
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

28
968 856
Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nearly Headless Nick John Cleese

All Harry Potter Books, Ranked Best to Worst

29
804 921
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

30
1,067 612
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Wood Sean Biggerstaff

31
778 943
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sybill Trelawney Emma Thompson

32
923 718
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Narcissa Malfoy Helen McCrory

33
1,048 698
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fleur Delacour Clémence Poésy

34
956 737
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Potter Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

35
833 627
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Seamus Finnigan Devon Murray

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

36
820 558
William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
William Weasley Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

37
773 662
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lee Jordan Luke Youngblood

38
915 574
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Aberforth Dumbledore Ciarán Hinds

39
916 79
Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
i.ha2602 added Hedwig

40
743 598
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dean Thomas Alfred Enoch

41
727 509
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Charlie Weasley Alex Crockford

42
738 703
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Viktor Krum Stanislav Ianevski

The Best Insults from Harry Potter

43
634 705
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

44
470 1,145
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gilderoy Lockhart Kenneth Branagh

45
553 529
Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Angelina Johnson Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

46
559 717
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

47
529 476
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

48
515 799
Barty Crouch Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Barty Crouch Jr. David Tennant

49
594 813
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cho Chang Katie Leung

50
481 677
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arabella Figg Kathryn Hunter