Thursday, 21 March 2013

My Top 5 - Harry Potter Characters.

As always these are in no particular order.

The extreme mother, Molly Weasley, is not only a favorite of mine for her practical adoption of Harry into her family but for Julie Walters who plays the role so well. An overall underrated and such a diverse actress brings the typical housewife role alive with everything from her loving body language (as seen above) to her spunky attitude in the right moments.

Who couldn't love Hagrid? The first real friend that Harry meets, he completely fits the bill of the 'lovable giant'. Not to mention the fact of his south western accent (the same as my partners) meaning everything says makes me smile, his epic beard helps seal his spot on this list.

Different. That's the word usually most fitting to this character, although I don't believe in being 'different' - what defines normal and different anyway? Luna is the person I most relate to and admire for every struggle she has faced in her life and still remaining an albeit unconventional, beautiful person inside and out. Evanna Lynch is perfect as Luna being able to translate real life struggles to the role. Read more.

I suppose Snape is not the most obviously choice as a favorite character to those who are less familiar with the series and like most I strongly disliked him through the first few books/movies. It was inevitable though that the stereotypical strange man that was bullied as a child was going to make me shed a tear at some point and I actually felt sorry for him post series ending. There's no denying that J.K created an extra special and intricate character when inventing Severus and again Alan Rickman plays the droll talking, mysterious professor superbly. 

This little guy is probably on every Potterhead's favorite characters list. Although described by many as annoying I found the house elf lovable from the moment he was introduced, the slight unintentional humor to his role adding to the love-ability. My feelings towards him grew as his nobility and loyalty to do good progressed throughout the movies causing the biggest emotional breakdown for me out of all other Harry Potter deaths.

So that's it, I found this 'Top 5' pretty easy to choose compared to alot of the other lists I've compiled. Are you a Harry Potter fan? It was a huge part of my pre-teen and teenage life and still is. Let me know your favorite characters in the comments :)


  1. my favorite is Sirius Black and Luna Lovegood, they are such fun characters, there is subtle humor in the way they do things, even sometimes unintentional. though I do like the characters more in the movies than in the book, probably because I saw the movies first before reading the book. but Sirius & Luna - love them.

    it seems to me that people rarely pick Harry as their favorite, but he comes in third on my list. he has to bear this mark and this uncertain future all alone even though there are a lot of people caring about him. and he doesn't seem to resent people.

    the Weasley twins rounds out my five. they're so much fun and I like that they rebel and left the school with a grand exit.

    thanks for sharing your picks. have a great day.

  2. i love snape! hes so awesome loll. and luna is so weird that i can't help but like her. ahh and you're right, who doesn't love hagrid!? awwww i really miss harry potter and the whole entire series... i wish it would some how keep going. thanks for posting on this.

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  3. I love this list but if I were to make my own, I'll also include Professor McGonagall's badassery, Neville Longbottom for his bravery and the Weasley twins for their ginger hair and love for fun!

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  4. I hope one of these days she writes about James and Lily and Sirius and Remus. FLASHBACK ANYONE?