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The Most Brutal Deaths in Harry Potter

List RulesVote up the 'Harry Potter' characters that hurt the most to see go.

The Harry Potter series redefined children's publishing when it hit the market in 1997. Created by J.K. Rowling, the series follows the adventures of a young boy named Harry Potter who discovers that he's a wizard. While the series has many elements, Rowling insists that the books are mainly about death. Which makes sense: the Harry Potter books can be truly bleak at times.

There are many, many tragic fates in the Harry Potter series. The forces of good and evil are in conflict for the entirety of the series, which leads to some harsh Harry Potter character ends.

Many Harry Potter demises vary in method and the impact on the overall story. Some characters were finished off in combat. Others were tormented by dark magic, and many passed tragically. The hardest ones to handle were fan-favorite characters, which resulted in broken hearts around the world.