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Severus Snape Chosen as Favorite Harry Potter Character via Bloomsbury Poll

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 
23.Lily Potter 
24.Lucius Malfoy 
25.Molly Weasley 
26.Cedric Diggory 
27.Alastor Moody 
28.Arthur Weasley 
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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36 Points

Neville Longbottom deserved better. He had to overcome his limited magical talent with his heart and determination.

Posted by gardener 51 on August 30, 2011, 02:07 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

Yay for Snape! :D I’m really suprised Sirius came in third, and thrilled Hermione got second. Harry would never have gotten as far as he did without her. I love all the top ten so I’m happy, except Neville should have been in there. Perhaps switched with Ginny because she doesnt really do much.

Posted by LunaLuver on August 30, 2011, 02:32 PM report to moderator
321 Points

Not really surprising is it that Snape came out on top is it? I mean, does ANYONE actually hate Snape? lol

Posted by HogwartsForever on August 30, 2011, 02:32 PM report to moderator
524 Points

WOOT!!!! Snape definitely deserved the win :D
Although I wish Bellatrix/Neville got a higher placing too!!!!
Then again, ALL of JKR’s characters are so absolutely incredible!!!!
Everyone one of them has so much life and character its hard to believe that all of them didn’t tie for first :)

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on August 30, 2011, 02:44 PM report to moderator

I voted for Dumble and Hermione :D

Posted by camila_black08 on August 30, 2011, 03:14 PM report to moderator

HogwartsForever: I hate him. And I don’t think I’m the only one ;)

Posted by camila_black08 on August 30, 2011, 03:17 PM report to moderator

I mean, his personality. But he’s a great character in terms of complexity :DDDD

Posted by camila_black08 on August 30, 2011, 03:23 PM report to moderator
358 Points

I wish Harry would have won. In spite of his “saving-people” thing….LOL

Posted by weasleywannabe1997 on August 30, 2011, 03:53 PM report to moderator
673 Points

@halfblood princess I hated snape in the beginning too, I hated him right up to the halfblood prince.

Posted by mencia on August 30, 2011, 04:10 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

Of course it’s Snape. No contest, in terms of complexity and nuance.

What I don’t get is how Ginny finished in the Top Ten – ahead of Dumbledore, McGonagall, Hagrid, Lupin, Neville! I always found Ginny a bit of a cardboard cut-out.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on August 30, 2011, 04:14 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

Love Snape – and was glad to see Sirius in 3rd but Gred and Feorge only in the top 20(?) really now they were the heart and soul of humor in this series and especially in the films.

Posted by hewy on August 30, 2011, 04:52 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

Snape and McGonagall were amazing characters!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 30, 2011, 04:59 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

No mention of the Giant Squid yet again! :+/

Posted by Won_Two on August 30, 2011, 05:04 PM report to moderator
75566 Points

Well — interesting — but I do not agree. Harry rules!

Posted by Girlraven1 on August 30, 2011, 05:37 PM report to moderator
200 Points

im surprised neville didnt come in the top 10… :( :(

Posted by HProx101[ROAR!] on August 30, 2011, 05:47 PM report to moderator
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