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The Best Members of Hufflepuff

Updated November 2, 2018 1.7k votes 334 voters 11.1k views12 items

List RulesVote up the best examples of the Hogwart's Hufflepuff House

Who is the kindest and most loyal Hufflepuff from the Harry Potter franchise? There may be differences between the Harry Potter book series and the films, but what the Sorting Hat looks for when sorting a student into Hufflepuff doesn't change. Known to be hard working, fiercely loyal and incredibly fair, Hufflepuffs often pack a surprising amount of power for an oft looked-over house, not unlike the often underestimated badger on their yellow and black coat of arms.

Which of these Hogwarts students did the Sorting Hat best choose to enjoy snacks in the earthy Hufflepuff Basement? The famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander is going to be near the top of the list. The Seeker and Triwizard Tournament competitor Cedric Diggory is another Hufflepuff who exemplifies the house traits of kindness and readiness to help.

The memorable performances that brought the books' characters to life populated the Hufflepuff House with some of the most interesting people in the Harry Potter films. Even though they all represent Hufflepuff, which one does it best?

  • Newt Scamander
    Photo: Warner Bros.

    Newt Scamander

    • Powers & Abilities: Magizoologist, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Apparition
    • Played By: Eddie Redmayne
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    Cedric Diggory

    Cedric Diggory is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character was the Hufflepuff Quidditch captain and Seeker through Harry's third year of school. Cedric was two years ahead of Harry in Hogwarts....
    • Powers & Abilities: Quidditch, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, Charms
    • Played By: Robert Pattinson
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  • Nymphadora Tonks
    Photo: Warner Bros.
    Nymphadora Tonks is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. The character first appears in the novel Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003) and the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) as part of the advanced guard sent to the Dursley' to bring Harry to Grimmauld Place. She is described as having "...a pale heart-shaped face, dark twinkling eyes, and short spiky hair that was a violent shade of violet." She despises her given name and prefers to be called by her surname alone. Tonks explains to Harry that she is an Auror and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. At this point, Rowling introduces a rare magical talent...  more
    • Powers & Abilities: Shapeshifting, Metamorphmagus
    • Played By: Natalia Tena
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  • Helga Hufflepuff
    Photo: Warner Bros.

    Helga Hufflepuff

    • Powers & Abilities: Magical Device Inventor, Magical Cookery, Enchanting
    • Played By: Unknown
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