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Severus Snape Chosen as Favorite Harry Potter Character via Bloomsbury Poll

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Posted by: Edward
August 30, 2011, 11:25 AM

As readers will recall, Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels, asked fans of the series to vote for their favorite character from author J. K. Rowling's series.  Voting concluded late last week and the results are in: Severus Snape was voted as the favorite character form the Harry Potter novels.  Hermione Granger came in at second place, with Sirus Black and Harry Potter, himself, in the third and forth slots, respectively.  A press release reads:

The vote was launched in May 2011 and received over 70,000 votes. Severus Snape gained 20% of those votes (just under 13,000) making him a clear winner. Severus Snape has appeared in all seven of the Harry Potter novels and came to be an integral part of Harry Potter’s life. 
Hermione Granger took second place and Sirius Black third. Harry himself came in fourth and Lord Voldemort just made the top twenty at number 17. Dobby is the only non-human character to make the top ten and another Slytherin, Draco Malfoy, completes the top characters in tenth place. The top ten is below:
  1. Severus Snape
  2. Hermione Granger
  3. Sirius Black
  4. Harry Potter
  5. Ron Weasley
  6. Luna Lovegood
  7. Ginny Weasley
  8. Albus Dumbledore
  9. Dobby
  10. Draco Malfoy
Voters could also suggest their own favourite characters outside of the 40 and of these Oliver Wood was the most popular. Fang, Hagrid’s dog, and the Fat Lady in the portrait at the entrance to Gryffindor gained the least votes with only one each!
The full list of all forty can be found below:
The Top 40
1. Severus Snape 
2. Hermione Granger 
3. Sirius Black 
4. Harry Potter 
5. Ron Weasley 
6. Luna Lovegood 
7. Ginny Weasley 
8. Albus Dumbledore 
9. Dobby 
10.Draco Malfoy 
11.Remus Lupin 
12.Neville Longbottom 
13.Fred Weasley 
14.Bellatrix Lestrange 
15.Minerva McGonagall 
16.Rubeus Hagrid 
17.Lord Voldemort 
18.Nymphadora Tonks 
19.Gilderoy Lockhart 
20.George Weasley 
21.James Potter 
22.Hedwig 
23.Lily Potter 
24.Lucius Malfoy 
25.Molly Weasley 
26.Cedric Diggory 
27.Alastor Moody 
28.Arthur Weasley 
29.Kreacher 
30.Dementors 
31.Dolores Umbridge 
32.Moaning Myrtle 
33.Sybill Trelawney 
34.Rita Skeeter 
35.Filius Flitwick 
36.Argus Filch 
37.Dudley Dursley 
38.Vincent Crabbe 
39.Gregory Goyle 
40.Cornelius Fudge 

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73 Comments

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673 Points

dobby made it in the top 10 yah!

Posted by mencia on August 30, 2011, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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673 Points

Dobby is my most favorite character but most of the characters in the top ten are my favorite :D

Posted by mencia on August 30, 2011, 12:02 PM report to moderator
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75 Points

Yay – I voted for Hermione who came in second!

Posted by LilynLuna on August 30, 2011, 12:17 PM report to moderator
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LOL My friend is going to go crazy, snape is her favorite character !!

Posted by AlexWeasley12 {WitchFelicis130} on August 30, 2011, 12:32 PM report to moderator
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362 Points

It’s unbelievable how we changed our minds about dear all Severus… We really hated him at the beginning and totally ended up crying for him!
The same result came out with the challenge MTV did… So, I guess there’s no doubt… Snape’s our hero! Personally, I really love Hermione, she’s so smart and clever!!!

Posted by Halfblood Princess on August 30, 2011, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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362 Points

LOL it cracks me up how the Dementors made the list in a somewhat decent place (because they are not last) and not Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon or even dear Aunt Marge!!!!

Posted by Halfblood Princess on August 30, 2011, 12:44 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

Snape!!! <3 Absolutely love that guy~

Posted by shi suisen on August 30, 2011, 12:45 PM report to moderator
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On a side note, now that I’ve just carefully look at the list, how can Crabbe and Goyle be in the Top 40 when Oliver is not even in Top 40?!

Posted by shi suisen on August 30, 2011, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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I voted Luna! I’m so glad she made top 10!

Posted by Jacket on August 30, 2011, 12:53 PM report to moderator
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1443 Points

Yay for Snape!:p

Posted by ResaPotter on August 30, 2011, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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So glad that Snape is #1!
@Halfbood Princess- There are a few of us who never had to change our minds about Snape. When I was reading the books, I trusted Dumbledore’s judgement and was thrilled when the final book confirmed that Snape was who I believe him to be. :) (People CAN change. Love conquers all.)

Posted by Shining Lynx on August 30, 2011, 01:03 PM report to moderator
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Fang only got 1 vote I voted for him!!! :(

Posted by Phoenix Felicis on August 30, 2011, 01:09 PM report to moderator
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I guess it was obvious that Snape would win sigh. No one else ever really had a chance. I can’t believe Sirius came in before Harry! I voted for Hermione of course, and I’m glad she came in second but I was really expecting Harry to beat her.

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on August 30, 2011, 01:19 PM report to moderator
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Snape is definitely one of the most interesting characters in today’s children literature

Posted by roby_boh on August 30, 2011, 01:23 PM report to moderator
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@roby_boh, not just children’s literature, either.

@Shining Lynx, well said.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on August 30, 2011, 01:45 PM report to moderator
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