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Bloomsbury Poll to Find Favorite Harry Potter Character Open; Author J. K. Rowling Offers Her Choice

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Posted by: Edward
May 16, 2011, 12:49 PM

Bloomsbury Publishing has launched a new poll to find out which Harry Potter characters fans would pick as their favorite via this link.  Starting today, fans may pick from a list of forty characters which wizard, Muggle, or creature is their favorite character from throughout author J. K. Rowing's series.  Fans will also be able to write in your favorite if they are not listed.  The Harry Potter author herself has offered her choice for favorite character, as well.  Ms Rowling relates:

"Harry, although I believe I am unusual in this, Ron is generally more popular (I love him too, though) Now that I have finished writing the books, the character I would most like to meet for dinner is Dumbledore.  We would have a lot to discuss, and I would  love his advice; I think that everyone would like a Dumbledore in their lives."
The poll opens on Monday, May 16, 2011 and runs until Friday, August 26 2011. The winning character will be announced on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 on the UK Harry Potter Facebook page.

Happy voting!

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Picking a favorite character is very difficult. Picking the character that I hate the most would be much easier. I absolutely detest Umbridge as I want to strangle her every time she opens her mouth.

I also really dislike Ginny, but that is more for the reason that her romance with Harry seems more like an afterthought than a carefully developed story. Though, if I met a real life version of her, I would probably like her.

Posted by Seidenschnabel on May 18, 2011, 12:03 AM report to moderator
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I voted for Hedwig mostly out of protest, because although I DO love her so much (she probably makes my list of top 5 characters), my top pick is Luna or Dumbledore.. or Hermione (lol, since I didn’t vote for them I don’t have to decide for sure xD). So my vote for Hedwig is my continuing silent vigil for her, because her death and particularly the manner of her death is the only decision I have EVER disagreed with JKR on.

Hopefully a vote for Hedwig will highlight a little bit how much she was loved, and if she had to die then I at least it would have been appreciated if she got a moment like Dobby did. :<

Posted by iceymoon [Cygnus] on May 18, 2011, 03:06 AM report to moderator
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Ahhh, I forgot to mention my vote would totally have gone to Fred & George if they had been one option, because how could I possibly choose between the two?! xD The two of them together contributed greatly to what kept me reading the books after I had dismissed it as children’s (my niece’s are the ones that wanted me to get into the series).

Posted by iceymoon [Cygnus] on May 18, 2011, 03:09 AM report to moderator
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Had to be Remus, although I was torn between him and Tonks :)

Posted by teamtonks on May 18, 2011, 04:43 AM report to moderator
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Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on May 18, 2011, 07:52 AM report to moderator
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I just had to vote for Ginny, she’s my alltime fav character and the person I would most want to be if I suddenley joined the wizarding world!

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I voted for Hagrid! Love him!

Posted by potterheadforlife on May 18, 2011, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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I voted for Luna. I just love her! The fact that she is her self and doesn’t care what anyone says about her.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on May 18, 2011, 11:57 AM report to moderator
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I voted for Tonks, I was close on Luna, but Tonks personality and humor won me over! Love her color changing hair and clumsiness ha ha

Posted by sboyer06 on May 18, 2011, 12:00 PM report to moderator
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I have to agree! Dumbledore is one of those characters you wish were real

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on May 18, 2011, 12:38 PM report to moderator
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Too hard to decide. I chose Harry – if I didn’t meet him and like him none of the others would have come into my life. LOL
Although, I’d like to know why Buckbeak and Sir Nicholas need to be write ins. :D

Posted by Xyra44 on May 18, 2011, 04:27 PM report to moderator
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Voted for Neville. I see a lot of myself in him, least of all his struggle from where he was in the beginning to who he became as a man.

Posted by Charles.M.Roland on May 18, 2011, 05:28 PM report to moderator
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I love all the characters, I guess that’s because the writting is so good. But I think my favorite has to be Harry, because these books are his story so if I love the so much is because of him in the first place.

Posted by ethanHP on May 19, 2011, 11:18 AM report to moderator
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HARRY forever!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by maddison R-O-A-R on May 20, 2011, 02:38 AM report to moderator
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i love most characters except the villains. i most favourite creature is Dobby i just love him, he’s loyalty to harry and saving harry’s life even when it poses a danger to himself, he was the true hero at malfoy manor. my second fav will be Harry followed by Hermione, Ron, Luna, Dumbledore not to forget Hagrid. the list goes on a just love them all each had a unique contribution to the books even the villains although i hate them

Posted by mencia on May 20, 2011, 11:33 AM report to moderator
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