Harry Potter Week Day 3: Top 7 Characters

Harry Potter is celebrating his 21st Anniversary this week (20th US!), and Weird Zeal is hosting a week-long event! I’m a die-hard Potterhead, and I’m having a great time with these short but fun posts about my favorite series. If you’re a Potter fan make sure to check out the event!

Today we our sharing our favorite Harry Potter characters! Which, if you ask me, seems like an amazing opportunity to share some fanart too!


Top 7 Harry Potter Characters

7. Ginny Weasley

ginny_weasley_by_burdge_bug
Art by Burdge

I feel like Ginny is an extremely underrated character. Aside from Harry (maybe even including Harry) she gets the most character development out of anyone in the series! I love her matter-of-fact takes-no-bull attitude and how she doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. I love how she stands up for Luna before anyone else does. And I love that she supports Harry’s decisions and doesn’t try to talk him out of them.

6. Hagrid

hagrid_fanart_by_vladislavpantic-dat68d5
Art by VladislavPANtic

There’s something about Hagrid that speaks to the child in me. His kindness and innocence make him beloved long after the blind 11-year-old admiration has worn off. Also, he loves animals, just like me.

5. Dobby

e_de_elfo_domestico___dobby_by_y_a_m_i_k_o-d5sc4b6
Art by Y-a-m-i-k-o

What do I say about Dobby? A kinder, sweeter person never existed, yet he’s brave enough to stand up for change. He helps Harry with no thought of reward, but when Harry does thank him or give him a gift he is so grateful. How can you not love Dobby?

4. Professor McGonagall

tumblr_mwl3l6paIf1qi6unno1_500
Art by Cosmonauta ready for Landing

As a teacher I admire McGonagall more than anyone else at Hogwarts. She is a good teacher. Aside from her ability to impart difficult knowledge even to students like Ron, she never loses her temper and shouts. If you’ve never been a teacher, you don’t know how hard that can be.

3. Mrs. Weasley

tumblr_odvmizkEX21tnax4vo1_r1_1280
Art by Chuchuboogie

Mrs. Weasley! I love her! She’s like, the mother Harry never knew. I love that she sort of adopts him into her family with open arms, even though she can’t afford to take care of him. I love how much she loves her family. She’s passionate, which is why she tends to explode at them, haha. Best of all, she makes me laugh. Except when she’s pulling at my heartstrings enough to my make me cry…

2. Luna Lovegood

luna_lovegood_by_mikemaihack-da4w5l4
Art by mikemaihack

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love Luna? I think we see ourselves in her weirdness and the way other kids make fun of her. But I think we also admire her for being herself anyway. She, even more than Ginny, doesn’t care what other people think. She just does her. Plus, she is a sweet, kind friend to Harry.

1. Hermione Granger

tumblr_ncr0qjGi9j1qa1a2ko1_1280
Art by Bev Johnson

If I’ve talked about it once, I’ve talked about it a million times. I’ve so strongly identified with Hermione since I was 11 years old. Her bookishness, her perfectionism, her difficulty making friends, her rule following. She’s me! Except I prefer to read fiction. I am forever thankful to Jo Rowling for writing a character that I could see myself in. It made such a difference growing up.

15 thoughts on “Harry Potter Week Day 3: Top 7 Characters

  1. Great post! I agree with most of your choices. McGonagall is a kick-ass teacher and Hermione is my role model <3. I love MRS. WEASLEY too!! How did I forget her when I was writing my post? *gasps*

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great post! I adore Hagrid and Dobby as well!! Hermione was also one of my favorite book role models growing up. The way she was able to be a bookworm, be smart and respected was such a big thing for me!
    I love these Harry Potter posts! I was super busy this week but I think I may do a few in the coming weeks for fun!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. hi your blog was very nice. and even I am participating in the harry potter anniversary week so thats why I am telling all of you that you guys can come and visit my site and if you like my content then you guys can also for sure just follow my site and like share and comment on my blogs
    thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hello!
    I love your choice of favourite HP characters! Happy to see that Luna and Professor McGonagall made your list- I adore them as well. I love Hermione, who was my favourite character from book 1. She is so intelligent and courageous and I wanted to be just like her growing up 🙂
    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s