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

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2
3,258 1,049
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Severus Snape Alan Rickman

3
2,764 775
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sirius Black Gary Oldman

4
2,484 757
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

5
2,594 740
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe

6
2,276 544
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane

7
2,554 418
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith

8
2,333 492
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Remus Lupin David Thewlis

9
2,555 522
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luna Lovegood Evanna Lynch

10
2,062 787
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ronald Weasley Rupert Grint

11
2,029 470
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Neville Longbottom Matthew David Lewis

12
1,966 433
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fred Weasley James Phelps

13
1,946 416
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
George Weasley Oliver Phelps

14
1,922 497
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dobby the House Elf Toby Jones

15
1,444 960
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter

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1,538 837
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Draco Malfoy Tom Felton

17
1,460 525
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Molly Weasley Julie Walters

18
1,157 994
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes

19
1,151 662
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alastor Moody Brendan Gleeson

20
1,518 460
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nymphadora Tonks Natalia Tena

21
1,597 577
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright

22
1,174 536
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arthur Weasley Mark Williams

23
1,010 587
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
741 975
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lucius Malfoy Jason Isaacs

25
799 710
Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nearly Headless Nick John Cleese

26
877 481
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Wood Sean Biggerstaff

27
661 735
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

28
794 569
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

29
950 601
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cedric Diggory Robert Pattinson

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772 492
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

31
649 764
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sybill Trelawney Emma Thompson

32
879 553
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fleur Delacour Clémence Poésy

33
750 580
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Narcissa Malfoy Helen McCrory

34
678 513
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Seamus Finnigan Devon Murray

35
776 603
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Potter Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

36
766 457
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Aberforth Dumbledore Ciarán Hinds

37
668 440
William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
William Weasley Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

38
632 552
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lee Jordan Luke Youngblood

39
607 485
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dean Thomas Alfred Enoch

40
727 62
Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
i.ha2602 added Hedwig

41
622 562
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Viktor Krum Stanislav Ianevski

42
593 396
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Charlie Weasley Alex Crockford

43
407 922
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gilderoy Lockhart Kenneth Branagh

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520 550
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

45
434 419
Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Angelina Johnson Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

46
473 554
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

47
421 363
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

48
370 668
Argus Filch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Argus Filch David Bradley

49
490 639
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cho Chang Katie Leung

50
395 549
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arabella Figg Kathryn Hunter