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Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours  

Karen Lindell
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List Rules Vote up the Patronuses you most wish you could conjure.

After sorting out how you feel about which Hogwarts house you're in and waving hello to whatever wand chooses you, congratulations: you're ready for more advanced magic. Now it's time to find out what your Patronus will be when you belt out "Expecto Patronum." All the Patronuses in Harry Potter, which repel Dementors or serve as messengers, are probably familiar to you. Harry's is a stag; Hermione's is an otter; Snape's is a doe; Professor McGonagall's and Dolores Umbridge's are cats. You might be less familiar with the Weasley twins' Patronuses: magpies (a tidbit author J.K. Rowling revealed in a tweet in 2018 after the books were published).  

You can take a quiz on the Pottermore website to find out which Patronus is yours - you'll wind up with one of more than 100 animals not included in the books or films, from an aardvark to a vulture. But just like you might want a wand connected to a Harry Potter character, you might also wish you could conjure a Patronus connected to one of the characters in the series.

Be careful, however, about wishing you could choose a Patronus based on your favorite animal. As Rowling writes on Pottermore, Professor Catullus Spangle, 18th-century expert on Charms, was wary of those whose Patronuses were favored creatures: "It is my firm belief that such a Patronus is an indicator of obsession or eccentricity. Here is a wizard who may not be able to hide their essential self in common life, who may, indeed, parade tendencies that others might prefer to conceal."

Spangle's warning aside, vote up the Patronuses you most wish you could conjure.

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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Nymphadora Tonks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Kingsley Shacklebolt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Seamus Finnigan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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James Potter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Lily Evans Potter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Cho Chang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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George Weasley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Fred Weasley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Arthur Weasley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Aberforth Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Dolores Umbridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours
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Ernie Macmillan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Patronus In 'Harry Potter,' Ranked By How Much You Wish It Was Yours