Harry Potter characters are undoubtedly one of the most loved, read and followed by a generation. As such, the first names that come to mind when it comes to Harry Potter are our protagonist Harry and his close friends Ron and Hermione. However, there are also names that play key roles in the story, and we want to talk about them exactly. Because it would not be possible not to give the value they deserve to these characters whose roles and roles are not talked about much. So assemble, Potter lovers! we review the key characters of the series in our list of Harry Potter characters .
1) Outspoken, Honest, and Dreamy: Luna Lovegood
Attracting attention with her light blonde hair, big eyes, gaze and strange behavior, Luna has become one of Harry’s most loyal friends. Luna, who witnessed her mother’s death when she was only 9 years old, was raised by her father. The English-born Lovegood family is also close with the Weasleys.
So much so that he has a sincere friendship with the Weasleys’ little girl Ginny at Hogwarts. Let’s get to his role… Luna is one of the main characters in the Harry Potter series. In this we can show Harry the faith he had from the very beginning and his support in everything.
Apart from that, he helped publish Harry’s interview in The Quibbler magazine, which his father edited, and enabled everyone to hear Harry’s story. He is also a member of Dumbledore’s Army. Harry also named his daughter, who was born from his marriage to Ginny, because of his love for Luna: Lily Luna Potter.
2) Funny, Confused But Talented: Neville Longbottom
One of the most distinctive features that defines him is his round face. For this reason, Neville, who is seen as a very funny type, is also one of Harry’s most loyal friends. Although the character seemed timid and shy at first, he later discovered his talent.
Neville, whose brave actions we witnessed especially during the war, succeeded in conquering our hearts. Another feature that makes Neville a key character is that he was born at the end of July, just like Harry.
According to the prophecy, the fact that a child born at the end of July would bring the end of Voldemort resulted in the massacre of Harry’s family. However, it is known that the prophecy was written on Neville. It is known that in the war, the character of Neville killed Voldemort’s sixth Horcrux, Nagini. Thus, he also proved his devotion to Harry.
3) Quidditch Lover Oliver Wood
Undoubtedly, Oliver Wood is the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of Hogwarts’ popular sporting event, Quidditch. There are even those who say that their eyes shine with excitement when they hear the name of the game. Selected as the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team in his 4th year, Oliver is also the first person to teach Harry the rules of the game.
Oliver Wood, whom we first knew in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone series, discovered the talent in Harry and achieved success in the Gryffindor team together. On the other hand, Oliver Wood was also present at the Battle of Hogwarts. After graduating, he returned to Hogwarts to join the battle against Voldemort, leading former Gryffindor Quidditch players.
4) Rootstock Molly Weasley
Molly, the sweet mother of the Weasleys, has managed to become one of our favorite characters from the very beginning with her good heart and smiling face. Molly, whom we met in the first book of the series, also helped Harry find out how to reach the train.
As a result of her friendship with her son Ron, Molly, who we see approaching Harry in a motherly manner, appears as a character who always sends him gifts.
Molly, who fought bravely against the Death Eaters in the Great War at Hogwarts, has always protected and watched over Harry. Molly, who sadly lost her son Fred in this war, is a wonderful sorceress who also killed Bellatrix, a Death Eater.
5) Twins Fred and George Weasley
The Weasleys’ identical twins, Fred and George, stood out with their playful personalities. While these cute and mischievous twins make a mess of school from time to time; from time to time they have been instrumental in entertaining and funny moments. The cute twins also showed their entrepreneurial spirit by opening a prank shop for themselves.
Joined as members of the Order of the Phoenix when the time came, Fred and George also provided great help to Harry during the war. George lost an ear; Fred was killed during the explosion in the room of need.
This death, which mourned both the Weasley family and Harry, left us Potter fans in deep pain. We will always remember you with a smiling face, Fred Weasley…
6) Beauxbatons Champion, Beauties Fleur Delacour
Fleur, who has managed to attract all eyes with her beauty and grace, is a French veela . Notable for his cold demeanor, the character is a Beauxbatons Academy of Magic student and has come to Hogwarts to participate in the Triwizard Tournament. Although he was criticized for his cold and sarcastic attitude, his attitude changed after his brother Gabriel was rescued by Harry in the tournament.
The character, who later started working at Gringotts to improve his English, took private lessons from Bill Weasley and the seed of their love was thus planted. Fleur, who appears as Bill’s wife in the sequel, collaborated with Bill to protect Harry from Death Eaters. This demonstrates the character’s loyalty to Harry.
On the other hand, after escaping the Malfoy mansion where Luna and the others were held captive, he opened his house to them and helped them hide. He also took part in the second wizarding war at Hogwarts and was of great help to Harry. What more? In our opinion, despite all his indiscretion and sarcasm, he is one of the angels of this legend!
7) Animagus Professor Minerva McGonagall
Professor McGonagall, one of Hogwarts’ most important professors and the head of Gryffindor House, is one of our favorite professors in the series. He is also an Animagus. In other words, he can turn into a tabby cat whenever he wishes. McGonagall, who teaches Transfiguration Magic at Hogwarts, is also Dumbledore’s most loyal friend.
Deeply saddened by the death of Harry’s parents, the professor had to entrust Harry to the Dursleys. McGonagall, who always protected Harry until the Great War, locked Pansy Parkinson and her supporters in the school cellar, who wanted to hand Harry over to Voldemort.
He is also the first professor to congratulate Harry after the War. McGonagall, who was elected headmistress after Dumbledore’s death, had a portrait hung in her room after learning of Snape’s innocence. With her huge heart, Minerva McGonagall manages to write her name in gold letters among the most memorable Harry Potter characters.
8) Half-Blood Prince: Severus Snape
We knew him until the last moment as the malevolent, spy professor in nearly every Harry Potter book series. Indeed, the espionage part was true. But he was a spy working for Dumbledore, not the Dark Lord. His interest in the dark arts and signature spells he developed, in particular, has made him an exceptionally gifted professor. He has a notebook where he writes spells that he developed himself, and here he calls himself the Half-Blood Prince.
Snape, a former Death Eater, switched sides after his beloved love and Harry’s mother, Lily Potter, was murdered and chose to be a professor working for Dumbledore. Snape, who did not show this side of himself and kept this secret until the end, became a character who never showed his real face to Harry and his friends. We admit it, we all hated Snape who killed Dumbledore. Just like Harry, we decided he was the greatest spy at Hogwarts. Until he tells Harry where the Gryffindor Sword is, and realizes that he’s always been trying to protect him from the Dark Lord.
After all, Dumbledore’s death turned out to be a negotiated plan. Snape, the only death eater capable of casting a Patronus spell, transferred the memories in his mind to Harry before he died after being bitten by Voldemort’s snake and showed him what to do. Thus, Harry learned that he was actually on his side, and named one of his later born children Albus Severus Potter.
9) Harry’s Godfather Sirius Black
Harry’s father’s best friend is also the creator of the Marauder’s Map. He was named Voldemort’s sidekick for a crime he didn’t commit and was imprisoned in Azkaban for years. Fortunately, when the truth came out, Sirius, whose innocence was proven, won our hearts as well as Harry’s and told the truth that Harry was his godfather.
Sirius, who is himself a Companion of the Phoenix, is also an Animagus. Sirius, who can turn into a dog whenever he wants, first showed himself to Harry in this way. Sirius, who always tried to protect Harry throughout his short life, was sent off to eternity with the Avada Kedavra spell of his cousin Bellatrix.
10) Werewolf Professor Remus Lupine
Remus Lupine, one of Harry’s father’s best friends, was bitten by a werewolf when he was little. A member of the Order of the Phoenix, Lupine is also one of the creators of the Marauder’s Map. When Harry was in third grade, Lupine took the Defense Against the Dark Arts class and also took on the task of protecting Harry.
Professor Lupin, who protects Harry against dementors, is one of Harry’s heroes. Another important task Lupine takes on is the one that Dumbledore asks to spy among the Werewolves.
As a matter of fact, the Werewolves living underground are supporters of Voldemort. Although he tried to take his place against Voldemort with his duties, he said goodbye to the story in the Deathly Hallows series with his heartbreaking murder scene.
11) Crazy Eye Moody with Crazy Personality
Alastor Moody, a pure-blood wizard, is a very talented Harry Potter character. He is a fellow Phoenix and has fought many battles against Voldemort. He even sacrificed an eye, a leg and a part of his nose for this cause. At Dumbledore’s request, he was assigned to take the Defense Against the Dark Arts class at Hogwarts.
However, it will be understood later that Voldemort’s aide, Barty Crouch Jr, disguised as Moody and kidnapped poor Moody and imprisoned him in his own magic chest with the Imperius curse. Mad Eye Moody worked as an Auror at the ministry during the First Wizarding War, and was tasked with protecting Harry during the Second Wizarding War.
He’s also the perfect wizard who comes to visit the Dursleys to tell Harry to be nice and intimidate and threaten Uncle Vernon! Unfortunately, he was killed in the Second Wizarding War despite his heroic battle.
12) Hogwarts’ Cutest Giant: Rubeus Hagrid
Tomorrow, there is no one who does not love this kind and emotional Hagrid, human half giant. Hagrid, who picks up Harry from the Dursleys and takes him to school and meets his school needs, has been one of the most loved Harry Potter characters from the very beginning of the series. This giant personality has managed to become a character that makes us all smile with his heart like cotton hidden behind his large body.
Hagrid, who has a special fondness for magical creatures, was expelled from Hogwarts because of his pet giant spider Aragog. Hagrid, who has always been on good terms with Harry and his friends, is also devoted to Dumbledore.
He is also a powerful magician who can protect himself and those around him when appropriate. He is one of the most important names who make an effort to protect Harry. He is also a companion of the Phoenix. Although he was deeply wounded in the Great War, he is one of the survivors.
13) Faithful Friend Hedwig
Gifted to Harry on his 11th birthday by Hagrid, the pet owl Hedwig has always been one of Harry’s loyal and enduring friends. We can say that the fact that he is an owl who can communicate with his sharp mind before Harry even says it, has won the hearts of us readers.
Contrary to popular belief, this pet, which Harry saw and gave its name in a textbook, is female. Unfortunately, Hedwig was killed while trying to protect Harry in the Seven Potters War, leaving us readers in deep pain.
14) Relic of Sirius Buckbeak
Buckbeak, which we had the opportunity to get to know in the Prisoner of Azkaban series, has been mentioned quite a lot in the books, although it does not appear frequently in movies. Attacking the provocative Draco Malfoy, Buckbeak is spared by Hermione’s time-turning spell after being sentenced to death. Later, he started living with Sirius Black.
While Sirius’ untimely death was heartbreaking, Buckbeak, entrusted to Harry, also protected him from many dangers. This naive creature kept Harry away from Snape when Snape killed Dumbledore, and smashed the eyes of death eaters at the Battle of Hogwarts. Unfortunately, we could not see these and similar details in the movies, but he managed to become one of the hippogriffs that enthroned our hearts.
15) Free House Genie Dobby
Finally, one should not miss the house-elf Dobby, who is a legend among the Harry Potter characters. This loyal friend, who considers it his duty to protect Harry at the cost of his life, has succeeded in becoming a free genie as a result of all his good deeds. Thanks to Harry of course! Although this cute hero, who got his freedom, is very happy with his situation, he never stopped protecting Harry from evil.
Until that death scene that made us ache. Dobby, who went to Malfoy Mansion at the request of Aberforth Dumbledore and tried to protect Harry and his friends from Death Eaters, was unfortunately killed by Bellatrix. We think that Dobby was a character that won everyone’s hearts with his possessive and protective roles in the most dangerous scenes of the series.