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
5,333 1,674
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Watson

2
5,272 1,900
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alan Rickman

3
4,703 1,332
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gary Oldman

4
4,115 1,372
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

5
3,873 952
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robbie Coltrane

6
4,348 1,311
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Daniel Radcliffe

7
4,012 837
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Thewlis

8
4,358 675
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Maggie Smith

9
4,183 894
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Evanna Lynch

10
3,411 1,296
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rupert Grint

11
3,429 810
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Matthew David Lewis

12
3,357 716
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Phelps

13
3,257 701
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Phelps

14
3,288 833
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Toby Jones

15
2,603 845
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Julie Walters

16
2,691 1,353
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Tom Felton

17
2,370 1,691
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helena Bonham Carter

18
1,915 1,778
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ralph Fiennes

19
1,953 1,169
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Brendan Gleeson

20
2,758 962
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bonnie Wright

21
2,581 789
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Natalia Tena

22
1,984 860
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Mark Williams

23
1,830 937
Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden

24
1,345 881
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

25
1,130 1,742
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Jason Isaacs

26
1,668 1,071
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robert Pattinson

27
1,339 1,141
Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
John Cleese

28
1,421 952
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

29
1,088 1,237
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

30
1,466 829
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sean Biggerstaff

31
1,307 965
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helen McCrory

32
1,442 943
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Clémence Poésy

33
1,030 1,312
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Thompson

34
1,374 971
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

35
1,192 733
William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

36
1,129 878
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Devon Murray

37
1,071 866
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luke Youngblood

38
1,237 756
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ciarán Hinds

39
1,052 668
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alex Crockford

40
1,042 786
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alfred Enoch

41
864 971
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

42
975 951
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Stanislav Ianevski

43
551 1,596
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kenneth Branagh

44
792 738
Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

45
643 161
Newt Scamander is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Frank Fitch added Newt Scamander

46
774 668
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

47
764 969
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

48
678 888
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kathryn Hunter

49
784 1,113
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Katie Leung

50
552 1,166
Argus Filch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Bradley