Top 15 Most Loved Characters In Harry Potter

Top 15 Most Loved Characters In Harry Potter
Top 15 Most Loved Characters In Harry Potter

In the Harry Potter books/movies the number of characters is (to put it simply) a lot. But when we look at these characters, you realize that they are simple, yet the way they are portrayed is powerful. When we start to familiarize ourselves with these characters you find that you begin to favor some of them. Just like with most other books. But what’s different with harry potter is the way that these characters somehow reach over into our minds and cause us to somehow know these characters as if they are people we know in real life.

With that being said. Here’s a list of the 15 most loved characters in Harry Potter.


15. Dobby

Dobby is a male House elf for the Malfoy family and was a servant for this family of Dark Wizards who treated him cruelly.

This Slightly ghastly being has been one that most of us probably hated when we first see him. But later, we start to grow closer to Dobby.

Why he’s loved:

  • He is innocent – when we first met Dobby, he made most of us angry because of his actions towards Harry. He blocks communication with Harry’s friends, got him in trouble with the ministry of magic and even breaks his arm later, he reveals that he didn’t want to kill harry, but to seriously maim or injure.
  • He has a good heart – Although he spent most of his life serving cruel people who didn’t care about him, he still found a way to forgive them, and this shows how much of a good person he is.
  • Dobby proved to be a very loyal friend to Harry - Without Dobby’s bravery and selflessness, Harry would have never been successful. Dobby was extremely loyal and kind to Harry in all that he did. He even sacrificed his own life for Harry. Harry couldn’t have defeated Voldemort without him.


14. Bellatrix Lestrange

Bellatrix Lestrange was the cousin to Sirius Black and his murderer, the Death Eater that tortured Neville Longbottom’s parents into insanity using the cruciatus curse, and she was a servant to the Dark Lord.

You might be wondering: “Why would she be on this list, considering the things that she has done?” and that’s exactly it. She’s like the Harley Quinn of the Potter verse.

Why she’s liked:

  • Her loyalty to the Dark Lord - When I think of Bellatrix Lestrange, I think of a VERY loyal person. She would’ve done anything for Voldemort. She murdered, she tortured, she did anything that she could’ve done to please Voldemort.
  • She’s sadistic – The reason why most Bellatrix fans love her is Exactly because of her wickedness. She was so good at being bad and she showed no remorse for her actions, in fact, she was happy with her deeds. There’s just something in the way she smiled after she killed, something in the way she laughed after she just made someone feel like they were worthless.
  • She’s one of the strong female characters – it’s so interesting to see how women with power behave in books and this is the main reason why we love her. Her evilness combined with her strong attitude creates a very fascinating character that (curiously) interests us.


13. Fred and George Weasley

Fred and George Weasley are the twins of the Weasley family, they are siblings with Ginny, Ron, Bill, Percy and Charlie. They were both sorted into Gryffindor.

This Meddling duo is known for their wild products they make. From sweets that make you sick to mini fireworks; this duo probably has whatever it is you’re looking for.

Why they are loved:

  • They are entrepreneurs – These two are very resourceful when it comes to making money, they had a whole brand with their crazy and fun products that were popular among the students.
  • They are comedic – if there’s one thing that all of us can remember from theses two, its their sense of humor. If you were asked to think of goofy characters from the Harry Potter franchise, these two are most likely the first people you think of.
  • The times when they synchronize – Fred and George are interesting characters. Its as if they share one mind. It’s so bizarre how they end up saying the same thing at the exact same time.


12. Severus Snape

Severus Snape was a teacher at Hogwarts and one of Harry’s antagonists (but not a major one). He was the teacher associated with the Slytherin house.

This man is iconic for his melancholic and sarcastic attitude.

Why he’s liked:

  • He has an intimidating aura – Professor Snape was one of the characters you know were powerful without him having to demonstrate it. The way he would a student to do something and quickly followed was just a sign of his power.
  • He was powerful – When Snape did fight others, he often was victorious. And he was even the one that invented the Sectumsempra curse.
  • He was loyal to Dumbledore – Snape displayed great loyalty to Albus Dumbledore. Although Dumbledore manipulated him using Snape’s love for Lily Potter, it’s still surprising to see how he did all these things he did for someone who was no longer there. He even goes so far that he eventually killed Dumbledore (Dumbledore told him to do it).


11. Minerva McGonagall

Minerva McGonagall was another Professor at Hogwarts; she was associated with Gryffindor.

Known as Professor McGonagall, she was probably the strictest teacher at Hogwarts (when Dolores Umbridge wasn’t there, but she wasn’t horrible like her at all).

Why she was loved:

  • She was fair – Unlike Snape or Umbridge, she only gave punishments where it was necessary to, not when she felt like it.
  • She didn’t discriminate Harry – I know she isn’t the only teacher who didn’t discriminate, but she also sympathized with Harry Potter without treating him like he was different from everyone else. Everyone is the same in her eyes.
  • She was talented in Transfiguration – Minerva was gifted in the magic of transfiguration. We see this in one of the first scenes where she turns from a cat (who Vernon Dursley was suspicious of because of its behavior) into her original form and she demonstrates her ability to many more times.


10. Neville Longbottom

Neville Longbottom was a student at Hogwarts and a friend of Harry Potter’s. He was sorted into Gryffindor.

Neville is known for his soft personality; he was bullied a lot and was often belittled but his willingness to move forward was amazing.

Why he was liked:

  • He was a good friend to Harry – Neville has always been by Harry’s side (except for that one time when Hermione had to cast Petrificus totalus on him) and has always been kind to him
  • he was an expert at Herbology – this was very useful to Harry. In the Triwizarding tournament, he helped harry find out how he could go through the second trial by telling him that he needed Gilly weed, although he wasn’t the one who provided it to him.
  • He was loyal - He continued their work of fighting the Dark wizards. From the battle of Department of Mysteries to the Battle of Hogwarts and never backed away from his friends, school and family.


9. Remus Lupin

Remus Lupin was yet another Professor at Hogwarts, but only for one year then resigned because he was worried about how the parents would react if they had found out that the teacher was a werewolf.

Lupin has been a very influential person to Harry and if it wasn’t for him, Harry would’ve been killed by dementors at the beginning of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

Why he was loved:

  • He taught Harry the Patronus Charm – Remus Lupin was the person who taught harry how to defend himself against dementors and their kisses.  Should he have not taught harry that charm, Harry would have his happiest memories taken away from him.
  • He tried to catch Peter Pettigrew – When Lupin was busy trying to catch Peter as a rat and Ron, Harry and Hermione got caught in the crossfire, I’m pretty sure that most of us thought that he was insane and was going to try and kill Ron. But he later reveals that he was trying to catch the killer of 12 people and framed it on Sirius Black.
  • He had Harry’s back – Remus was one of the many people who put himself in harms way just to save Harry, we see this in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”


8. Molly Weasley

Molly Weasley is the mother of Ginny, Ron, Fred, George, Percy, Bill and Charlie Weasley and wife to Arthur Weasley.

Molly Weasley is one of the sweetest characters in the books/movies and I think its safe to say that all of us love her.

Why she is loved:

  • She was Harry’s  other mom – Molly Weasley was exactly what Harry Needed after the abuse he went through as a child, she was there to give harry all the love, care and support that Dursleys failed to give.
  • She was a strong character – When I look at Molly Weasley, I see a woman of great strength. Imagine having to take care of 7 children, having to attend to her husband, the huge house they lived in AND having to take care of herself.
  • A good mother – She was a good mother because of the way she loved her kids but also knew how to discipline her kids when they were acting up. She even sent a letter to Ron at Hogwarts when he stole the flying car. Not only was the letter stern, but it also literally yelled at him. Of course, it was embarrassing but considering what Ron and Harry did, I think that it was good enough keeping in mind that they were far away from home.


7.  Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood was a student at Hogwarts. She was sorted into Ravenclaw. She lived with her dad alone, because her mom passed away when she was 9.

Luna Lovegood was known at Hogwarts for being a little crazy. Even Hermione accidently called her “Looney” when she meant “Luna” while she was introducing her to Harry.

Why she is loved:

  • She was misunderstood – Luna Lovegood was mistaken for crazy because of her personality. She spoke her mind and that led other students to believe she was crazy. She talks of nargoyles and other mythical creatures that other people don’t seem to even know about. But Harry gets to see one kind of creature that others can’t, pestrals.
  • She related to Harry – Luna was the only character in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” that related to Harry and believed in his encounter with the Dark Lord when almost nobody else did. You can just imagine what it must be like to have the Ministry of magic, your friends, and your teachers all against you. But there was one person who believed in Harry, and it was Luna
  • She’s sweet and kind – despite most people claiming she was crazy, she still practiced forgiveness and kindness. Her body language was gentle, and her voice was the same. If I were to describe her aura in one word, it would be “peaceful” or “angelic”. If she were a crystal, she would be rose quartz or opal.


6. Albus Dumbledore

Albus Dumbledore was the Headmaster of Hogwarts during the time of Harry’s education there. He a professor associated with Gryffindor. He was also a Supreme Mugwump.

There is some controversy surrounding his actions, but I don’t want to focus on why he is considered bad.

Why he is loved:

  • A man of wise words – Professor Dumbledore is one of many characters who gives advice to other people in the books/movies, but he gives it very often. And to this day some of his words still echo in our minds and hearts.
  • A powerful wizard - All of us acknowledge his power but most of do not fully comprehend it. He was so powerful that even Voldemort, the Dark Lord, the Master to Death Eaters, the man who killed a plethora of people. Feared Albus Dumbledore. He could summon fire storms, apparate silently and do much more than most other wizards could do.
  • He was like a grandfather to Harry – He gave words of advice to Harry, he gave support, he technically gave Harry a way to escape the Dursleys (even though he put him there in the first place) and always did what was right for Harry.


5. Ron Weasley

Ron Weasley is another student at Hogwarts and yet again, a friend of Harry’s. he was sorted into Gryffindor and is a sibling to Ginny, Fred, George, Percy, Bill and Charlie.

Most of us love Ron for being the ignorant character that he is, although he is very petty, that doesn’t stop us from loving him.

Why he is loved:

  • He’s the comedic relief of the iconic trio – When things start to get tense among Ron, Harry and Hermione. Ron manages to say something that’s so out of pocket that the audience can feel the atmosphere get lighter. He's always there to misunderstand something or have a humorous lack of knowledge for something.
  • Always provided petty drama – Now you must admit it. You had to find the drama between Ron and Harry and/or Hermione. Although it was frustrating it was strange to see Ron started to make many characters turn against him because of his actions. It was like a car crash, you want to look away, but you can’t.
  • He was always by Harry’s side – Although their friendship was rocky, Ron did not permanently leave Harry, it was always temporary, and when the time was right, he would come back.


4. Sirius Black

Sirius Black was Harry’s god father and was part of Dumbledore’s secret organization. He was framed for killing a lot of people by Peter Pettigrew and then thrown into Azkaban around the age of 22. Later in his life, he escapes and starts using the form of a dog to roam freely. But his freedom didn’t last long due to Bellatrix Lestrange (his cousin) killing him.

This man was more than just a god father to Harry, and he was also Harry’s only family. Most of us love him and sympathize for him.

Why he is loved:

  • He was Harry’s only family – you can imagine what it must have been like to be the only relative to a child who was orphaned, abused and a target for the dark lord. And from Harry’s POV, he was a child who had no family and lived with terrible people. When they started to bond, he was abruptly killed.
  • He offered Harry a better life – When Sirius was alive in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” as they gazed upon the Hogwarts castle next to the whomping willow tree, Sirius told Harry that he could go and stay with him instead of the Dursleys when his name got cleared. But unfortunately, the promise was short lived because just after 2 years, he was killed.
  • He stopped at nothing to help harry – He was being hunted down by dementors from the ministry of magic and the whole wizarding world was on the look out for him, and despite all these obstacles he faced, he still found a way to at least try and help Harry. He even talked to Harry through the fireplace in the Gryffindor common room as a face in the fire.


3. Rubeus Hagrid

Rubeus Hagrid is a half-human and Half-giant. He was the gamekeeper and keeper of keys and grounds of Hogwarts. He is associated with Gryffindor.

This big man should be one of your favorite characters. There is absolutely no way that you can hate this character.

  • He is kind -despite his rough looking appearance, with a strange fascination with scary creatures, Hagrid is the perfect example of kindness and good intentions
  • He is loyal – Hagrid is one of many who would never betray Albus Dumbledore on purpose, When Dumbledore was removed from Hogwarts, Hagrid protested. When Dumbledore asked him to do something, he did it. When Dumbledore asked him to go somewhere, he went. Hagrid displays loyalty many times.
  • He teaches us to follow instructions from Professionals – Hagrid did not complete his education, but he has an extremely vast knowledge in creatures and the environments they live in. so when he had to mentor/ teach students he would make instructions very clear. Going against what he said would be extremely stupid of you.


2. Harry Potter

Harry potter is the son of Lily and James Potter, nephew of Petunia and Vernon Dursley, cousin of Dudley Dursley and a friend to many. He was sorted into Gryffindor, and he is also known as “the boy who lived”

How could we not put him on the list? He’s the main character of the franchise and is the whole reason why we read or watch the movies.

Why he is loved:

  • He is a character of great strength – despite everything harry went through, he still pushes on. He lost his parents, he was abused, he was almost killed on multiple occasions, he was outcasted, he was a target for one of the evilest people in the world, he was bullied. But he never stopped pushing.
  • He inspired others – Harry potter was very good when it came to persuading and starting fires in the hearts of other people. His literal existence as a baby brought the wizarding world at peace for at least for a little while, but as he got older people did start to turn against him, but he never failed at having people by his side.
  • He proved to us that friendship is very important – Harry did all kinds of wonderful things and achieved great things, but he got them with the help of his friends. Should he have decided to not befriend the people that he did, Harry Potter’s life would’ve been completely different. There is absolutely no way that Harry could have achieved any of the things that he did with his friends if he initially decided to do it alone.


1. Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger was a muggle-born wizard, she was a student at Hogwarts and was sorted into Gryffindor and she was a close friend of Harry Potter.

Let’s be honest here… Hermione carried the franchise. I mean, can you imagine Harry Potter without Hermione being in it?

Why she’s loved:

  • Her intelligence – Hermione is iconic for her wittiness she works hard to amass as much knowledge as she can, she got good grades, she took part in more subjects than the average student and always had a clear head when it came to solving pressing issues.
  • Her iconic lines – Hermione always had interesting things to say. Whether it was her gently trashing on someone or if she was defending herself, if you read the books or watched the movies I’m sure that there are still whispers of her voice. To name a few examples: “it’s not Leviosaaa, its LeviOosa”.  (When Ron was sending her around to deliver his messages) “I AM NOT AN OWL!”
  • She stood against all the stereotypes assigned to her – Hermione was a muggle-born girl, so as a result, many people expect her to be weak and easy to boss around, but she proved all these stereotypes wrong. She becomes an extraordinary witch, she has a strong personality, she is extremely smart and does better than most people born into pure-blood families.


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