Fantasy The Best Members of Slytherin  

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Who is the cleverest and most cunning Slytherin 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 Slytherin doesn't change. Known to be ambitious, resourceful and determined, Slytherins are also fiercely protective - quick to strike at anything they deem a threat, just like the serpent on their green and silver coat of arms.

Which of these Hogwarts students did the Sorting Hat best deserve the honor of entrance to the Slytherin Dungeon? The once stuck-up Draco Malfoy is near the top of the list. His sense of fraternity to his house is an exemplary Slytherin trait, and one doesn't have to negative, as the teamsmanship of the Slytherin Quidditch players shows.  Bellatrix Lestrange and Lucius Malfoy also are strong examples of the Slytherin traits of cunning and ambition.

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

Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Members of Slytherin
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Severus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of considerable complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish. In the first novel of the series, Snape is a teacher who is hostile from the start toward Harry. As the series progresses, Snape's character becomes more layered and complex. Rowling does not fully reveal the details of his true loyalties until the end of the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Over the course of the series, Snape's portrayal evolves from that of a malicious and partisan teacher to that of a pivotal character of considerable complexity and ...more on Wikipedia

Powers & Abilities: Flight, Magic in Harry Potter, Occlumency, Legilimency

Played By: Alan Rickman, Jeremy Irons, Benedict Clarke, Alec Hopkins

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Salazar Slytherin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Members of Slytherin
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Salazar Slytherin

Salazar Slytherin is a fictional character and medieval wizard in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. A thousand years ago, along with Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Helga Hufflepuff, he founded Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. ...more on Wikipedia

Powers & Abilities: Parseltongue, Wandmaking, Legilimency

Played By: Ken Bones

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Bellatrix Lestrange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Members of Slytherin
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Bellatrix "Bella" Lestrange (nᅢᄅe Black) is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. ...more on Wikipedia

Powers & Abilities: Occlumency, Dark Arts, Nonverbal magic

Played By: Helena Bonham Carter

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Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Members of Slytherin
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Draco Lucius Malfoy is a character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is a student in Harry Potter's year belonging in the slytherin house. He is frequently accompanied by his two cronies, Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle, who act as henchmen. Draco is characterised as a cowardly bully who manipulates and hurts people to get what he wants; nevertheless, he is a cunning user of magic. He was played by Tom Felton in the Harry Potter film series. ...more on Wikipedia

Powers & Abilities: Potions, Occlumency, Transfigurations

Played By: Tom Felton

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