Best Harry Potter Characters

Welcome to the world of wizards, beasts and Avada Kedavra. A beautiful world of mages that secretly live among muggles and fight against a greater evil, a rogue mage Voldemort, who calls himself Lord. Of darkness and nothingness, one might guess. This J.K. Rowling’s series of novels kept us reading all the time and made the author go from a housewife to a worldwide star. And her novels truly are capable of getting here that high. Besides all the magic thing that goes on in the Harry Potter universe we can see glorious characters that make the storyline look deep and intense while letting us laugh from time to time. Check out this Harry Potter list of the greatest characters that appear in the books.

You can love and admire positive characters and despise villains, but you will never feel indifferent to them. That is what defines a top notch story and people that it swirls around. The chart below allows you to rank Harry Potter characters the way you please. Enjoy Hermione’s appearances? Vote for her! Fond of evil deeds and strong will of Lord Voldemort? Voila, go ahead and express that by voting. Since we all are no good for magic, we can only show our support and how much we love our best heroes of the series.

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Harry Potter

This Harry Potter list could not even exist without the protagonist, right? Starting off as a shy, often morally abused child, Harry makes it through the hardships and proves his status of the One many times. Sense of responsibility, a bit of humor here and there and we have our perfect hero.



Severus Snape

This hideous man appears to be one of the negative Harry Potter characters at the beginning. He is grim, hates jokes and is Voldemort’s right hand, who can love this guy? But later Snape shows his loyal nature, proves commitment to the good cause and keeps the love for Lilly. A true hero in disguise.


Hermione Granger

Probably the smartest of Harry Potter characters. Well, at least she loves reading and studying more than anyone else. Add her knowledge to the loyalty to her friends and get a character that is impossible to not to fall in love with. Especially taking into account that she is quite a cutie.

Hermione is the smart one in harry's trio. she finds a way to figure out almost every predicament! - MiniHermione1


Ron Weasley

Harry Potter list of characters has to include the best pal of the main hero. Especially if that pal is kind, loyal and caring. He stays true to his friends for years and shows heroism when it comes to protecting friends and loved ones. The ginger legend that deserves appreciation and love of Miss Granger.

i like Ron. i agree, sometimes he isn't at his best, but friends see each other at their best, and worst-MiniHermione1, 2, 8, and Azomeeyay123


Albus Dumbledore

This Harry Potter list contains characters that vary greatly in age, skills and the side they’re on. Albus Dumbledore is a wizard at least a hundred years of age and the Headmaster of Hogwarts. He is the archrival of Lord Voldemort and dedicates his life to defeating the evil being. Possesses huge wisdom and power.

Ginny Weasley

Neville Longbottom

One of Harry Potter characters that have developed the most. He is presented as a kid that everyone makes fun of. He is average in studying and doesn’t make an impression of a hero. Years pass and Neville is in the first ranks to fight the evil forces at Hogwarts, becoming the school’s eternal hero.


George Weasley

Best Harry Potter characters always possess a fair bit of decent humor. George, alongside with his twin brother Fred have that in abundance. Always a prankster, he leaves Hogwarts when Dolores Umbridge takes over the school. He comes back to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts where he shows heroism and loses his ear.


Luna Lovegood

She would come out on top of every Harry Potter list of strange or unique characters. Luna is always in her own realm of thoughts and is considered mysterious by other students. She is capable of using non-verbal magic that suggests that she is a powerful witch. Luna can also see thestrals.


Remus Lupin

Harry Potter list of best characters will always include Mr. Lupin. A werewolf, he is also a kind person and a loyal assistant. He never hesitates to save the lives of his friends and treats Harry as his nephew, as he was close to his father. Howling on the moon doesn’t hurt after all, right?


Sirius Black

Thought to be one of the best Harry Potter characters by many, he is the godfather of Harry Potter. The authorities call him a murderer and his family rejected him. He survives the hardships and becomes Harry’s close friend and only family. He possesses remarkable magic skills and loyalty to his friends.

Draco Malfoy
Alastor Mad-Eye Moody
Minerva McGonagall
Nymphadora Tonks
Rubeus Hagrid
Bellatrix Lestrange
Muggle Prime Minister
Narcissa Malfoy
Newt Scamander
James Potter
Fred Weasley
Fleur Delacour
Cedric Diggory
Katie Bell
Rowena Ravenclaw
Sybill Trelawney
Seamus Finnigan
Lord Voldemort
Cho Chang
Horace Slughorn
Molly Weasley
Tom Riddle