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Posted by: Rosi
June 22, 2011, 06:25 PM

For day two of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway leave the answer to the following question in the comments: who was your favourite character when you first started the Harry Potter series and how has that changed (if it has) over the years? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registered Leaky members who can be contacted via their MyLeaky profiles, are over age of 13, and who are resident in the United States. Over the next four days we'll be giving away one copy of Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic each day to a lucky commenter.

Leave your answers below, and good luck!

Dear Mr. Potter will be released on the 1st July -- find out more information about the book, including where to pre-order, on the official website.

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Harry was and is my favorite character.

Posted by dillypoo on June 22, 2011, 10:08 PM report to moderator
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Wow, a favorite? I love everything about HP. Everyone of the characters are vital to the story! To pick just one favorite is ludicrous.

Posted by Karenlong07 on June 22, 2011, 10:10 PM report to moderator
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One would think this would be such an easy question to answer but I found myself perplexed for awhile. But here’s my answer…
At the beginning I was mostly showing favortism towards Harry because he was, after all, the lead character and “The Boy Who Lived”. My heart ached for him, learning that he had no true, loving family but rather a family that could never provide and give him what he really needed (that being the Dursleys). He was, and still is throughout the series, adventurous and willing to put others before himself. However, in Order of the Phoenix, he began to become very moody and extremely CAPSLOCK Harry! Now I do not blame him, since he just witnessed a fellow student be murdered by Voldemort and now no one believes him, yet it turned me away from him for a while.
That’s when I started to pay more attention to Hermione and Neville. Hermione is like me in more ways than one: a know-it-all (which I don’t think is bad quality), passionate, sensitive, and an overall great friend. She’s got girl power and that is super foxy mega awesome! Neville is a character I see myself having matured along with. At the beginning he was shy and rather the clumsy one, like I was in my elementary years. As the series progressed, he blosomed into this mature, confident young adult who is not afraid of voicing his opinion and truly stands up for what he believes and that’s what I love about him.

Posted by HPandtheDA007 on June 22, 2011, 10:18 PM report to moderator
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Ron has consistently been my favorite character from book one until the end. I relate easily to his clumsy, awkward character. Each time I began a new book I looked forward to seeing Ron’s character develop. Of all of the characters, apart from Neville, Ron is the one who seemed most helpless and absentminded, but who always surprised himself and others with his determination. I believe that his character grew in more multidimensional ways than the other characters in the book. He made shallow developments, like love interests and muscles, but he also grew in deeper ways, like discovering a sureness of himself. Overall, his character’s depth, humor, and innocence has kept me attached since I first met him in the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Posted by jacquelynlbriggs on June 22, 2011, 10:21 PM report to moderator
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hmm, that’s a hard one. I’ve always adored Ron, especially at the beginning, but as I started reading more of the books and watching the movies, I started to realize how much I liked Hermoine, because she reminded myself of… well, me (:

Posted by floralportraits on June 22, 2011, 10:23 PM report to moderator
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Will you tell us who won after the whole thing’s over (for the previous one)? I’m so curious!

When I first started reading the Harry Potter series, I really liked Hermione! I could relate to her! I am know-it-all as she was (although I had a bit more control over my knowledge), and I am a teacher’s pet, like she is! In the troll scene, she showed bravery by sticking up for Ron and Harry, two people who seemed to dislike at the moment, and she was not afraid she would get in trouble herself, but wanted to help her friends. I also assumed (since she is the only female in the trio) that she would guide them around in life and show girl power! And, I was not disappointed! Over the years/books I see her grow more and more tomboy-ish, which I really liked because it showed she was ready for action and ready to break the rules when it was needed! In the fifth book, when she became rebellious, she proved that she was flexible, although she was assumed to be some one who will never break the rules she showed them different! Even after becoming more tomboy-ish and rebellious, she didn’t forgot her brilliance in which she later shows that as an advantage in situations! I loved her even more when she proved that she can love! Hermione and Ron’s relationship was brilliant! How they interacted and how they cared for each other just says that Hermione was capable of love, friendship, bravery, brilliance, rebellion, and much more, (all at the same time) without really making only one her priority, but all as her first priority.

Posted by . on June 22, 2011, 10:27 PM report to moderator
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Hermione. When I first read the Sorcerer’s Stone, I really connected with Hermione because she was like me. She wanted to go to class, she liked to read, and she enjoyed spending too much time in the library. Hermione is still my favorite character but my second favorite is Draco Malfoy. Need I explain why?

Posted by Kayla Marie(: on June 22, 2011, 10:28 PM report to moderator
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In the first 2.5 books, I think Hagrid was my favorite because he was caring and loving to harry, ron and hermione. Then, when Sirius Black was introduced, he was my favorite…Starting at book 5, I think Neville became my favorite…

As I started re-reading the books (and go older), I now have too many favorite characters. I love Snape as a character, but don’t love the way he treats people. Love Dumbledore. Still love Sirius and Hagrid and Neville.

Posted by pinklaura on June 22, 2011, 10:29 PM report to moderator
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My favorite character from the start was Dumbledore. I loved that he was wise and powerful but didn’t take himself too seriously. I did become a bit frustrated with him through the last couple of books, but I knew that he would have his reasons for acting the way he did. And, of course, he did.

Posted by fanofjo on June 22, 2011, 10:35 PM report to moderator
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I loved the Weasley family because I loved the fact that they emphasized “family” rather than being a snooty “Wizarding” family. I loved Ron because he was so genuine. I loved Fred and George because they were the “family troublemakers” and I loved Charlie because he was the mysterious one who went to work with dragons. Bill was the cool one because he “worked for Gringott’s”. Percy, well, I didn’t like him until #7.

Posted by AZMMRavenclaw on June 22, 2011, 10:42 PM report to moderator
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From the very beginning? Probably Hermione and McGonagall were my first favorites, the former reminding me of myself, and the latter reminding me of my mentor. Along the way though, they were probably eclipsed by Lupin, Mad-eye, and Tonks, all of whom I loved from the moment they walked into the story. I even really enjoyed Bellatrix just because being that evil…there’s something of an art to it. But these days, as the mother of two small children of mine own, I connect the most with Mrs. Weasly, and am really looking forward to hearing her famous line in the movie!

Posted by Mirdan on June 22, 2011, 10:55 PM report to moderator
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When I first started reading the Harry Potter series my favourite character was Hermione, mainly because I was so like her. Once I read Prisoner of Azkaban however, my favourite became Sirius and he’s been my absolute favourite ever since.

Posted by vsc1992 on June 22, 2011, 11:00 PM report to moderator
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Originally, my favorite character was of course Harry Potter. He was the main character and was a normal muggle living in a crummy world until he discovered his real purpose in life. I would had to say my favorite character if I’m being honest is Professor Snape. Anytime he was in the story until the last 100 pages or so of the book you never exactly knew what he was all about. He seemed like the most evil character who hated the hero and protagonist of JK’s books the entire time. He was against everything about Harry. He loved Lilly and James practically stole her from under his nose ( a big nose at that). Snape never truly was into being the protector and help for Harrys cause, but he did it because he loved Lilly that much. He would do anything to keep her happy, even in her after life. So I think if I had to choose my favorite character and probably the most interesting, it was definitely Snape. Hermoine in the movies though, because shes my age and very good looking.

Posted by sttomas34 on June 22, 2011, 11:10 PM report to moderator
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Sirius will always be my absolute favorite character. While Ron and Hermione were his first friends, Sirius was the first, and last bit of a true family he had (before the epilogue, of course.) Sirius represented his parents, his heritage, what could, and should, have been, but what never was. He was a possibility as a future, and someone who loved him for family. The Weaslys were incredible to him, and were also a sort of family. But no one could replace his God Father. :)

Posted by lgkpotterhead on June 22, 2011, 11:11 PM report to moderator
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In the beginning, my favorite characters were Ron, due to his hilarious antics both in the books and the movies, and Dumbledore, for his unfaltering love and care for all of the students and being the greatest wizard that ever lived. Then, after reading “The Prisoner of Azkaban” my favorite character changed to Sirius Black, who had this cool aura about him and an awesome background story to boot. I would KILL to have him as my godfather.

Posted by SiriuslyNoir on June 22, 2011, 11:18 PM report to moderator
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