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IGN and the Top 25 Harry Potter Characters

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 06:54 PM

As a fun way to help build excitement before the release of Half-Blood Prince, IGN has created their Top 25 Harry Potter characters. Noting that they selected and listed the characters "based on overall fan reaction, impact on the franchise (novels and films weighed equally), character relevance to the best moments in the series, and significance in the Potter mythos." Starting at number 25 (Lockhart) to 12 Umbridge ( Steven King referred to Umbridge as "the greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter.") the number one spot is held by none other than Harry Potter. The website writes:

It's a given, of course, that Harry Potter himself tops our list, but it's important to still reflect on why the character has been so universally accepted. He's a sympathetic figure... a kid plucked from unfortunate circumstances and thrust into a magical reality. He realizes he has been gifted with great power. And then he's pitted against the ultimate evil in the wizarding world, Lord Voldemort, who years ago killed his mother and father -- everybody loves an underdog story of good vs. evil. We've watched him grow up in this fantastic setting -- forming friendships, fighting foes, and finding love.

While Harry only partially realizes his deepest desire, to see his dead parents again, he is fathered and mothered by the care-taking adults who surround him -- Albus Dumbledore, Hagrid, Molly and Arthur Weasley, and Sirius Black to name a few. His faithful friends Ron and Hermione are an extension of this ad hoc family -- as close as any real brother and sister. And Harry has needed all the support he can get in his battle against those who would do him harm -- from school bully Draco Malfoy, to soul sucking Dementors, the terrible Death Eaters, and ultimately the Dark Lord himself.

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2707 Points

Why is Lockhart even on the list for top 25. He should be on the top 30 list.

Posted by jediofthelost on July 22, 2009, 08:44 PM report to moderator
24135 Points


Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 25, 2009, 10:20 PM report to moderator
126 Points

Cho Chang cant be better than LUNA.

Posted by Remus Greyback on August 03, 2009, 05:16 AM report to moderator
126 Points

And Horace Slughorn 24th.What is wrong with these people.

Posted by Remus Greyback on August 03, 2009, 05:17 AM report to moderator
1466 Points

Luna should be in the top ten!
Who in their right mind would put Cho higher up than Luna!

Posted by Jacket on August 09, 2009, 08:04 PM report to moderator
1466 Points

This list is totaly bogus!!

Posted by Jacket on August 09, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
1223 Points

Luna and Lupin deserve better than 17 and 14… AAAAAAND Fered and George are NOT on person!!!

Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 19, 2009, 05:53 PM report to moderator
1223 Points


Posted by AudreyLouiseLovegood on August 19, 2009, 05:54 PM report to moderator
319 Points

Imo Luna should be way higher up than Cho. I also think McGonagall is way better than Umbridge….siriusly….But honestly I’m pretty happy that Snape snatched #5.

Posted by Seviately ^HISS^ on April 13, 2011, 10:58 PM report to moderator
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