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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
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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Daniel Radcliffe
2
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Emma Watson
3
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Gary Oldman
4
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
David Thewlis
5
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Michael Gambon, Richard Harris
6
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robbie Coltrane
7
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Evanna Lynch
8
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Alan Rickman
9
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Maggie Smith
10
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Rupert Grint
11
Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
James Phelps
12
George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Oliver Phelps
13
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Matthew David Lewis
14
Dobby the House Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Toby Jones
15
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Julie Walters
16
Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Helena Bonham Carter
17
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Tom Felton
18
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Bonnie Wright
19
Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Natalia Tena
20
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Ralph Fiennes
21
Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Mark Williams
22
Alastor Moody is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Brendan Gleeson
23
Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Geraldine Somerville, Ellie Darcey-Alden
24
Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Robert Pattinson
25
Oliver Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked
Sean Biggerstaff