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The Best Members of Slytherin

Updated November 2, 2018 4.6k votes 639 voters 11.6k views21 items

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

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?