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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
5,131 1,622
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Watson

2
5,093 1,829
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alan Rickman

3
4,525 1,296
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gary Oldman

4
3,737 921
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robbie Coltrane

5
4,193 1,270
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Daniel Radcliffe

6
3,962 1,334
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

7
3,866 817
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Thewlis

8
4,210 655
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Maggie Smith

9
4,058 862
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Evanna Lynch

10
3,307 1,255
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rupert Grint

11
3,314 787
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Matthew David Lewis

12
3,242 695
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Phelps

13
3,146 680
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Phelps

14
3,171 805
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Toby Jones

15
2,501 821
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Julie Walters

16
2,581 1,313
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Tom Felton

17
2,295 1,629
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helena Bonham Carter

18
1,860 1,716
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ralph Fiennes

19
1,893 1,126
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Brendan Gleeson

20
2,659 933
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bonnie Wright

21
2,497 765
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Natalia Tena

22
1,913 836
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Mark Williams

23
1,752 915
Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden

24
1,604 1,040
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robert Pattinson

25
1,295 1,109
Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
John Cleese

26
1,101 1,676
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Jason Isaacs

27
1,290 850
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

28
1,378 919
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

29
1,413 804
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sean Biggerstaff

30
1,042 1,202
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

31
1,257 935
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helen McCrory

32
1,387 920
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Clémence Poésy

33
1,001 1,268
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Thompson

34
1,324 943
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

35
1,141 714
William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

36
1,079 856
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Devon Murray

37
1,032 845
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luke Youngblood

38
1,197 734
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ciarán Hinds

39
1,006 654
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alex Crockford

40
1,001 766
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alfred Enoch

41
840 936
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

42
937 926
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Stanislav Ianevski

43
759 717
Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

44
538 1,545
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kenneth Branagh

45
573 151
Newt Scamander is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Frank Fitch added Newt Scamander

46
744 646
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

47
739 936
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

48
756 1,077
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Katie Leung

49
647 867
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kathryn Hunter

50
678 833
Grawp is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
TommyWimmer added Tony Maudsley