Can you guess who was voted the best Harry Potter character?

Snape, Snape, Severus Snape - or Dumbledore?

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Snape, Snape, Severus Snape - or Dumbledore?

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Harry Potter turned twenty years old this week, and Potterheads across the globe have been paying tribute to the wizarding world by sharing their favourite quotes from the books and repeatedly taking the Pottermore quiz until they're placed in any house as long as it's not Hufflepuff.

When it comes to The Boy Who Lived, we'd say we're pretty clued up. We know that Harry Potter wasn't, in fact, the first Harry Potter, we've pored over every fan theory there is trying to convince ourselves that Snape isn't dead (sob), and we've even attempted some of Luna Lovegood's vegan Harry Potter recipes.

But when it comes to picking your favourite character from J.K. Rowling's masterpiece, who gets the top spot? Which wizard lights your cauldron? What witch do you deem a Keeper?

According to a vote hosted by National Book Tokens, the public's favourite Harry Potter character is Hermione Granger.

Over 10,000 people voted for their favourite, and the bright-eyed and bushy-haired witch raked in the majority.

Hermione narrowly beat Severus Snape, who placed second, and Luna Lovegood who bagged herself a respectable third place. Despite being the protagonist, Harry came in at number six, beaten by his godfather, Sirius Black, and everyone's favourite house elf, Dobby.

However, Harry did beat Dumbledore, which is - quite frankly - outrageous.

Here is the list in full:

  1. Hermione Granger
  2. Severus Snape
  3. Luna Lovegood
  4. Sirius Black
  5. Dobby
  6. Harry Potter
  7. Ron Weasley
  8. Albus Dumbledore
  9. Remus Lupin
  10. Minerva McGonagall
  11. Neville Longbottom
  12. Rubeus Hagrid
  13. Draco Malfoy
  14. Ginny Weasley
  15. Bellatrix Lestrange
  16. Nymphardora Tonks
  17. Fred Weasley
  18. Lord Voldemort
  19. George Weasley
  20. Gilderoy Lockhart

Surprisingly, the Weasley twins were separated in their finishing positions by He Who Must Not Be Named, with people preferring Fred over George.

Even more surprisingly, Ginny made the cut.

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