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The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time 

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Updated September 6, 2019 7.5k votes 938 voters 15.7k views 43 items

For this poll we've created a list of the greatest wizards of all time, featuring wizards you know from movies, television, video games and more. Of course wizards from the Harry Potter universe are included, but this list features other fictional wizards as well. If your favorite fictional wizard is missing, don't be salty- just add it to the list so that other people can vote for for it too!

This list contains wizards like Remus Lupin and Randal. Who is the number one wizard that people just can't get enough of? Scroll down and find out who the masses voted for.
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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
The Lord of the Rings
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Merlin Arthurian legends
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Professor Albus Dumbledo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
4
Professor Severus Snape ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
6
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
7
Raistlin Majere is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
John LaBombard added Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragonlance
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Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
9
Remus Lupin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
10
Sarumane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Seismosaurus added Sarumane Lord of the Rings
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Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
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Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
The Superhero Nerd added DC Universe
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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
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Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Vance Goeth added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
15
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
LanaYoshii added Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Aladdin
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Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
17
Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
IFreedom Forall added Sabrina, Down Under, Sabrina Goes to Rome
18
Rumplestiltskin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Guest_1b997305-d0b8-4770-82b7-f4ca83486708 added Rumplestiltskin
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Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
20
Alex Russo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Alex Russo Wizards of Waverly Place
21
Ranker Video
MWM added Sparrowhawk Tales from Earthsea
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Wizard Howl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
MWM added
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Cedric Diggory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Cedric Diggory Harry Potter series
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Lucius Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
Harry Potter series
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The Wizard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Wizard Characters of All Time
The Wizard of Oz