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The Harry Potter series (both the novels and films) follows a young wizard, Harry Potter as he learns about himself and his magical powers. He becomes a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he meets his best friends and worst enemies.

From wizards, to muggles, to elves and beyond, Harry Potter is home to some of the most fantastical characters we've ever known. They're good, they're evil, and sometimes they're somewhere in between. J.K. Rowling did not hold back whatsoever when she created these characters.

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  • Hermione Granger

    Community Score: 74
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    Despite the fact that she was born a Muggle, Hermione Granger possesses a great power. Upon learning that she's a witch, Hermione was accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she was sorted into Gryffindor House.

  • Dobby The House Elf

    Community Score: 52
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    Dobby is the Malfoy family's house elf and a kitchen worker at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is very timid, probably due to the fact that his masters treat him cruelly.

  • Rubeus Hagrid

    Community Score: 51
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    Hagrid is the half-giant and half-human who first informs Harry of his wizarding capabilities. He's portrayed as the good guy throughout the series who always seems to have Harry's best interest at mind.

  • Ron Weasley

    Community Score: 45
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    Ron Weasley comes from a large family of wizards, so attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry came as no real surprise to him. There, he was sorted into Gryffindor House where he formed an inseparable friendship with Hermione and Harry.

  • Albus Dumbledore

    Community Score: 43
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    Albus Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is a benevolent leader who was a part of Gryffindor House during his time as a student.

  • Severus Snape

    Community Score: 42
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    Professor Severus Snape is a skillful wizard whose hardened shell hides deep emotion and anguish, which isn't revealed until later in the series. He is hostile toward Harry due to his resemblance of his father, James, who bullied Snape.

  • Harry Potter

    Community Score: 40
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    Life for Harry Potter turns upside down when he discovers he's a wizard on his eleventh birthday. He attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he practices magic in the Gryffindor House.

  • Draco Malfoy

    Community Score: 32
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    Draco Malfoy is a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry student and a part of the Slytherin House. He is a cunning user of magic who is a manipulator and a bully.

  • Lord Voldemort

    Community Score: -61
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    Lord Voldemort, Tom Riddle, Dark Lord, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, or whatever you'd like to call him, is bad news. His main goal is to conquer both the wizarding and real world and rid it of Muggles. During his time as a student, he was part of Slytherin House.