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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.

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1
4,533 1,447
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Watson

2
4,573 1,555
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alan Rickman

3
3,918 1,150
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gary Oldman

4
3,517 1,138
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

5
3,712 1,095
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Daniel Radcliffe

6
3,255 791
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robbie Coltrane

7
3,348 718
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Thewlis

8
3,661 597
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Maggie Smith

9
3,539 770
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Evanna Lynch

10
2,870 1,118
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rupert Grint

11
2,867 694
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Matthew David Lewis

12
2,756 630
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Phelps

13
2,710 618
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Phelps

14
2,739 712
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Toby Jones

15
2,125 728
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Julie Walters

16
2,045 1,375
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helena Bonham Carter

17
2,211 1,168
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Tom Felton

18
1,688 1,417
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ralph Fiennes

19
1,642 957
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Brendan Gleeson

20
2,158 679
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Natalia Tena

21
2,256 838
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bonnie Wright

22
1,654 736
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Mark Williams

23
1,464 818
Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden

24
996 1,419
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Jason Isaacs

25
1,373 890
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robert Pattinson

26
1,105 726
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

27
1,109 972
Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
John Cleese

28
1,174 798
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

29
1,222 698
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sean Biggerstaff

30
923 1,044
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

31
893 1,091
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Thompson

32
1,205 810
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Clémence Poésy

33
1,064 825
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helen McCrory

34
1,127 845
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

35
936 744
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Devon Murray

36
955 646
William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

37
885 760
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luke Youngblood

38
1,039 660
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ciarán Hinds

39
842 590
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alex Crockford

40
859 686
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alfred Enoch

41
850 801
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Stanislav Ianevski

42
730 825
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

43
515 1,332
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kenneth Branagh

44
645 621
Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

45
656 817
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

46
636 553
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

47
689 931
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Katie Leung

48
561 766
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kathryn Hunter

49
506 972
Argus Filch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Bradley

50
569 931
Barty Crouch Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Tennant