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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
3,932 1,201
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Hermione Granger Emma Watson

2
3,983 1,308
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Severus Snape Alan Rickman

3
3,382 976
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sirius Black Gary Oldman

4
3,034 971
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Albus Dumbledore Michael Gambon, Richard Harris

5
3,211 934
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe

6
2,807 681
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rubeus Hagrid Robbie Coltrane

7
2,892 615
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Remus Lupin David Thewlis

8
3,155 525
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Minerva McGonagall Maggie Smith

9
3,082 658
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Luna Lovegood Evanna Lynch

10
2,511 961
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ronald Weasley Rupert Grint

11
2,495 588
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Neville Longbottom Matthew David Lewis

12
2,392 531
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fred Weasley James Phelps

13
2,361 523
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
George Weasley Oliver Phelps

14
2,375 615
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dobby the House Elf Toby Jones

48 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

15
1,765 1,176
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bellatrix Lestrange Helena Bonham Carter

16
1,812 633
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Molly Weasley Julie Walters

17
1,899 1,024
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Draco Malfoy Tom Felton

18
1,428 1,224
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lord Voldemort Ralph Fiennes

19
1,400 829
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alastor Moody Brendan Gleeson

20
1,859 575
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nymphadora Tonks Natalia Tena

21
1,960 714
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ginny Weasley Bonnie Wright

The Cast of Harry Potter: Where Are They Now?

22
1,443 640
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arthur Weasley Mark Williams

23
1,256 706
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
875 1,213
Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lucius Malfoy Jason Isaacs

25
1,199 739
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cedric Diggory Robert Pattinson

26
993 698
Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Kingsley Shacklebolt George Harris

27
945 611
Professor Filius Flitwick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

28
966 851
Nearly Headless Nick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Nearly Headless Nick John Cleese

Harry Potter Plot Holes You Don't Need A Pensieve To See

29
804 915
Professor Horace Slughorn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

30
1,064 608
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Wood Sean Biggerstaff

31
776 938
Sybill Trelawney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sybill Trelawney Emma Thompson

32
1,047 692
Fleur Delacour is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Fleur Delacour Clémence Poésy

33
920 713
Narcissa Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Narcissa Malfoy Helen McCrory

34
954 734
James Potter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Potter Adrian Rawlins, Robbie Jarvis

35
829 626
Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Seamus Finnigan Devon Murray

The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

36
819 554
William Weasley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
William Weasley Richard Fish, Domhnall Gleeson

37
770 660
Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Lee Jordan Luke Youngblood

38
913 572
Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Aberforth Dumbledore Ciarán Hinds

39
910 78
Hedwig is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
i.ha2602 added Hedwig

40
741 596
Dean Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Dean Thomas Alfred Enoch

41
726 505
Charlie Weasley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Charlie Weasley Alex Crockford

42
736 701
Viktor Krum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Viktor Krum Stanislav Ianevski

Horror Movies That Originally Had Much Darker Endings

43
631 702
Peeves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Peeves

44
470 1,140
Gilderoy Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gilderoy Lockhart Kenneth Branagh

45
550 528
Angelina Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Angelina Johnson Danielle Tabor, Tiana Benjamin

46
557 713
Xenophilius Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

47
527 474
Andromeda Tonks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Andromeda Tonks

48
514 795
Barty Crouch Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Barty Crouch Jr. David Tennant

49
594 807
Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Cho Chang Katie Leung

50
479 673
Arabella Figg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Arabella Figg Kathryn Hunter