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IGN and the Top 25 Harry Potter Characters

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 06:54 PM

As a fun way to help build excitement before the release of Half-Blood Prince, IGN has created their Top 25 Harry Potter characters. Noting that they selected and listed the characters "based on overall fan reaction, impact on the franchise (novels and films weighed equally), character relevance to the best moments in the series, and significance in the Potter mythos." Starting at number 25 (Lockhart) to 12 Umbridge ( Steven King referred to Umbridge as "the greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter.") the number one spot is held by none other than Harry Potter. The website writes:

It's a given, of course, that Harry Potter himself tops our list, but it's important to still reflect on why the character has been so universally accepted. He's a sympathetic figure... a kid plucked from unfortunate circumstances and thrust into a magical reality. He realizes he has been gifted with great power. And then he's pitted against the ultimate evil in the wizarding world, Lord Voldemort, who years ago killed his mother and father -- everybody loves an underdog story of good vs. evil. We've watched him grow up in this fantastic setting -- forming friendships, fighting foes, and finding love.

While Harry only partially realizes his deepest desire, to see his dead parents again, he is fathered and mothered by the care-taking adults who surround him -- Albus Dumbledore, Hagrid, Molly and Arthur Weasley, and Sirius Black to name a few. His faithful friends Ron and Hermione are an extension of this ad hoc family -- as close as any real brother and sister. And Harry has needed all the support he can get in his battle against those who would do him harm -- from school bully Draco Malfoy, to soul sucking Dementors, the terrible Death Eaters, and ultimately the Dark Lord himself.

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Posted by Gryffindorprincess09 on July 15, 2009, 04:00 AM report to moderator
566 Points

It kills me that Ron comes in at #3. He should be above Hermione. Please.

Posted by blue4t on July 15, 2009, 04:39 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

why is cho higher than luna :( !!!!

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i <3 ron!!

8876 Points

So I’m repeating what a lot of people have already said but, why is Cho ranked higher than Luna? Why is Cho in there but Dobby is not? Lupin ranks way down on the list, this is someone that’s had a huge impact on Harry … he taught Harry advanced magic and he’s been a link to the past, having known James & Lily. It’s good to see Snape way up the list though.

Posted by Moose_Starr on July 15, 2009, 10:41 AM report to moderator
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Sorry to say this list is all wrong. I have lots and lots of promblems with it. They did not rank it well, I sounds like someone who only watched the movies once made this list. A lot of horrible people who weren’t even powerful made it on that list over beloved characters. (two key examples: Cho and Luna, plus Umbridge and McGonagall)

Posted by friendofblob on July 15, 2009, 03:10 PM report to moderator
1965 Points

Snapes number 5? and Cho beat Luna? Cho has no personality. Grrrr!

Posted by NymphadoraMae on July 15, 2009, 03:58 PM report to moderator
59 Points

Okay, um, Luna should have been up higher than Cho and Draco should have been right behind Snape, who should have been in front of Serius! And what was with Ginny? She should have been at least in the top ten!
I must disagree with this list.

Posted by SpitFyre on July 15, 2009, 08:18 PM report to moderator
312 Points

I completly disagree with the list, but at least Sirius is on top.

Posted by got2lovme on July 15, 2009, 09:28 PM report to moderator
63 Points

No surprise about Potter topping the list. Umbridge made number 12? The portrayal of Umbridge in the movies was amazing. Her manner of speaking in particular – wow.

Posted by cauldronjane on July 15, 2009, 11:29 PM report to moderator
32 Points

Harry deserves the first place, indeed ^^ One thing that bothers me a lot is that he has blue eyes in the movie… don’t know why, but it bothers me a lot…

Posted by Cameo on July 16, 2009, 10:02 AM report to moderator
872 Points

And how is Cho higher then Luna? This list is horrible.

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on July 16, 2009, 02:02 PM report to moderator
2661 Points

It could be better.

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on July 17, 2009, 11:43 PM report to moderator
8736 Points

Luna is a million times better than CHO! What did Cho do aside from keep Harry away from Ginny?! I agree with the top spot! :D

Posted by Rumbleroarϟ{WBM!}ǝıʞɔnp! on July 22, 2009, 07:29 PM report to moderator
17011 Points

I think Lupin and Luna should have been higher, but I like the top 10 anyway.

Posted by LisaTurpin on July 22, 2009, 08:14 PM report to moderator
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