Hello everyone! So today I’ve decided to put together a top five list of my favorite Harry Potter characters. I recently, finally, saw Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Now that I’ve caught up with the movies, I can now decide which characters stood out to me. There isn’t a particular order at all. It was too hard to decide. My opinions are based on the movies, NOT the books. AND FYI, there may be spoilers So here goes…
Albus Dumbledore. I couldn’t NOT put him on my list. The guy is the best wizard in the world and the owner of the Elder Wand. Not only was he the headmaster of Hogwarts, he was a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. He owns Fawkes, a phoenix that is passed down through the Dumbledore line. He’s just a witty guy and very wise. Harry, you lucked out, just saying.
Dobby the House Elf. This humble house elf appears to help warn Harry about the dangers he’ll face if he wen to Hogwarts. Then Harry releases him from the Malfoy family’s grasp with a sock. He then helps Harry later after being captured by Bellatrix’s minions. He disarms, I believe Draco’s mom’s wand. Or was it more than one witch’s wand? It’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie. Correct me if I’m wrong. Unfortunately, Bellatrix takes his life right at the end. I HATED her so much for that. At least we went off with a bang.
Severus Snape. Oh yes, good ol’ professor Snape. To me, his story was the craziest of them all. Playing the bad guy… to be the good guy… you have to watch the movie or read the book to get the details. I think a lot of people admired Snape, not just me. He’s the ultimate good guy! He did everything in the end to watch over Harry, because of his love for Lily Potter. I feel like the whole double agent thing that he was doing was the greatest double agent act ever. Rest in peace to Alan Rickman, the man who portrayed Snape.
Bellatrix Lestrange. Yes I know I just mentioned earlier that I hated her, but she’s actually my favorite villain in the series. She’s crazy, bad, a psycho, and just the perfect villain. Helena Bonham Carter, I feel, portrayed Bellatrix so well. She has always been my favorite when it came to these unusual type of characters.
Luna Lovegood. I feel like Luna isn’t a popular pick because she’s weird. But I like her! I can relate somewhat to her too. I’m a bit weird. I mean these days, weird is the new normal. I admire Luna for being who she is and not worrying about what others think. And in the end, she proved to be a great ally to Harry. We can all take a page out of the book of Luna. Just be you.
Okay so those were my top five. Here are a couple honorable mentions…
Hermione Granger. I had to fight between Hermione and Luna. I like them both. Hermione is a genius and Harry was way lucky to have someone like her on his team. Without her, the story could have changed.
Molly Weasley. Mama Weasley made it onto my list. Sure she didn’t do as much as a lot of other characters in the series, but she’s the ULTIMATE mom. She takes care of her family and even took in Harry when he had nowhere to go. In a small, but maybe big way, she did have a crucial part to the story. I mean, in the end, she did kill Bellatrix. I don’t know if it’s the same in the books as in the movie. It was pretty awesome. Don’t mess with moms protecting their kids!
Alrighty, so who are your favorites and why? There are so many characters to choose from! Again these are all my choices. I would like to hear from everyone! ~~ Yours truly, Tim.