We list some of the most striking in the franchise, and if your favorite may have been left out, it does not mean that he/she is not important, but that there are countless beloved characters in this vast magical universe.
1. Severus Snape
Severus Snape has one of the best bows among the characters in the Harry Potter franchise. The always surly potions teacher had a great connection with Harry, more precisely with Lilian, the boy’s mother. Severus has always been in love with Lilian, but the love was not reciprocated, at least not in the way Snape would have liked, however that did not stop him from continuing to love her, even after she died. As much as it always seemed that Snape was a villain, he ended up proving himself to be a true protector of Harry and a loyal companion of Dumbledore.
2. Hermione Granger
Harry’s best friend certainly deserves a lot of highlights. In addition to being an extremely intelligent witch, Hermione was the glue that held the trio of friends together. Always prepared for everything, the girl was the key to Harry being able to defeat Voldemort, besides always helping him in several other moments of danger.
3. Neville Longbottom
From the beginning, Neville Longbottom demonstrated that he was worthy of belonging to Gryffindor, always being brave, even in adverse situations. Longbottom kept a dark secret about his parents, but in the end, he managed to overcome his traumas and show that he was much stronger than he appeared.
4. Luna Lovegood
Luna Lovegood taught us that even people with the greatest oddities could be extremely incredible. The sweet girl who was able to see invisible creatures became a great ally of Harry and his friends and was extremely helpful during the search for the Horcruxes at Hogwarts. Even after going through hell, Luna remained the same sweet and gentle girl, who delighted us from the first moment she appeared.
5. Minerva McGonagall
From the beginning, Professor McGonagall proved to be a great supporter of Harry and helped the boy through his journey’s most difficult moments. Having started with the person responsible for Harry becoming a Gryffindor Quidditch team, the transfiguration teacher also presented the boy with a brand new broom. In addition to those present, McGonagall has always been a natural protector of Hogwarts students, having defended them from the tyrant domain of Dolores Umbridge and led the school’s protection during Voldemort’s attack.
6. Sirius Black
Although Sirius has made little appearances in the films, we cannot ignore his importance in Harry’s life. Sirius was wrongfully convicted on charges of being Voldemort’s accomplice in the murder of Potter’s parents, but in truth, he was always loyal to James and Lilian and did his best to fulfill his role as best man for Harry. Bellatrix Lestrange prematurely ended the boy’s dream of living in a happy home.
7. Albus Dumbledore
Dumbledore, the legendary Hogwarts director, has always been present in Harry’s life. But other than that, he was a great ally in the boy’s fight against Voldemort, at least during the time he was alive. Dumbledore and Harry had a strong connection, and he made sure he would continue to help the boy even after he died.
8. Bellatrix Lestrange
As cruel as Bellatrix Lestrange is, the character is a formidable dark witch, and was responsible for some of the greatest atrocities ever seen in the films. In addition to being responsible for Sirius Black and Dobby’s death, Bellatrix also tortured Hermione and Nevill’s parents, in addition to almost killing Ginny Weasley. Fortunately, Molly Weasley was there to protect her daughter and end the Bellatrix race.
9. Ron Weasley
Harry’s best friend had to go through several trials alongside the “boy who survived,” but he was also one of the main responsible for Harry’s success in the fight against Voldemort. Many identify with Ron because he has always exposed his fear of Spiders, in addition to the fact that he is a less affluent character than the vast majority of the characters in the franchise, causing him to go through situations that easily relate to the lives of many.
10. Harry Potter
Finally, we could not leave out the central character of the plot. Known as “the boy who survived,” Harry was predestined to kill Voldemort, as one could not survive as long as the other lived. The boy had to go through a lot of difficulties along his journey, but he would not have been able to overcome adversity had it not been for his friends. Regardless of the losses that Harry suffered, he ended up managing to overcome everything and finish his story in peace.