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Bloomsbury Poll to Find Favorite Harry Potter Character Open; Author J. K. Rowling Offers Her Choice

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Posted by: Edward
May 16, 2011, 12:49 PM

Bloomsbury Publishing has launched a new poll to find out which Harry Potter characters fans would pick as their favorite via this link.  Starting today, fans may pick from a list of forty characters which wizard, Muggle, or creature is their favorite character from throughout author J. K. Rowing's series.  Fans will also be able to write in your favorite if they are not listed.  The Harry Potter author herself has offered her choice for favorite character, as well.  Ms Rowling relates:

"Harry, although I believe I am unusual in this, Ron is generally more popular (I love him too, though) Now that I have finished writing the books, the character I would most like to meet for dinner is Dumbledore.  We would have a lot to discuss, and I would  love his advice; I think that everyone would like a Dumbledore in their lives."
The poll opens on Monday, May 16, 2011 and runs until Friday, August 26 2011. The winning character will be announced on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 on the UK Harry Potter Facebook page.

Happy voting!

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98 Comments

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5026 Points

Sirius!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to marry Gary Oldman and I don’t care how old he is! Sirius is my hero!!!

Posted by pottercullen17 ~ROAR~ on May 16, 2011, 05:27 PM report to moderator
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It was an extremely difficult decision; I had to think about it for a while, but in the end I chose Hermione.

Posted by harry potter fan #1 on May 16, 2011, 05:34 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

How can I pick my favourite?!! I have like 10 favourites!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on May 16, 2011, 05:43 PM report to moderator
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33 Points

draco all the way. most like myself.

Posted by lowerwolf on May 16, 2011, 05:45 PM report to moderator
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@KiwiMcl – each his/her own I’d say … Umbridge is too one-dimensional for me. But okay, “favourite” character is of course open to interpretation – and I interpreted it more in terms of “many-layered, three-dimensional” – and yes, I admit it – “close to my heart.” (Basically, the way Rowling seemed to interpret it, judging by her choice :).

Posted by siena on May 16, 2011, 05:58 PM report to moderator
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My favorite would have to be Hermione because without her Harry never would have gotten as far as he did. My very close second would be Luna.

Posted by LunaLuver on May 16, 2011, 06:21 PM report to moderator
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886 Points

It was a very tough decision— I love McGonagall, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Dobby, Hedwig, Luna, Kreacher, Flitwick, Hagrid, Slughorn, Fred&George and Neville ALL so MUCH!! By the way…Where’s Slughorn!!???! I love dear ole Horace.. And Aberforth, too.. Haaaha!

Anyway, after much thought I did end up going with…Hagrid.. Shock, huh?

Posted by RubeusHagrid on May 16, 2011, 06:51 PM report to moderator
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Fred Weasley, but Harry is next!

Posted by nakanj1 on May 16, 2011, 07:07 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

Snape! I love him! He’s someone that I hated until the Deathly Hallows… what an amazing story he has! :D

Posted by half-bloodprince on May 16, 2011, 08:01 PM report to moderator
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311 Points

I voted for Dobby!!! I love that guy!!!! <3

Posted by Aceba {WBM} on May 16, 2011, 08:02 PM report to moderator
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DOBBY! DOBBY! DOBBY! DOBBY! DOBBY! I <3 DOBBBBBBY!!!!

Posted by dobbyzgirl on May 16, 2011, 08:18 PM report to moderator
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I voted for Neville, of course, he’s just my adorable little hero!!! (see my avatar <——- lol) But I was a bit torn…. I wish I could have chosen a 2nd because then I could have voted for Lupin too!

Posted by Bellatrix The Strange on May 16, 2011, 08:21 PM report to moderator
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Harry is the one I voted for. This exceptional story revolves around him so it has to be him for me. Coming very close and so tempting, would be Severus Snape, whose brilliance and mystery kept me captivated throughout the books. Hermione is also very close as one of my favourites. All the characters are incredible in their own ways, love them all really!

Posted by hibou333 (Roar) on May 16, 2011, 09:10 PM report to moderator
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I voted! Luna Lovegood all the way!

Posted by Jacket on May 16, 2011, 09:28 PM report to moderator
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Umbridge is probably my favorite character. She is really a very horrible person but as a character, she is very juicy.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on May 16, 2011, 09:40 PM report to moderator
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