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Posted by: Rosi
June 22, 2011, 06:25 PM

For day two of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway leave the answer to the following question in the comments: who was your favourite character when you first started the Harry Potter series and how has that changed (if it has) over the years? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registered Leaky members who can be contacted via their MyLeaky profiles, are over age of 13, and who are resident in the United States. Over the next four days we'll be giving away one copy of Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic each day to a lucky commenter.

Leave your answers below, and good luck!

Dear Mr. Potter will be released on the 1st July -- find out more information about the book, including where to pre-order, on the official website.

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Initially, my favorite character was, by far, Ron Weasley! He’s very quirky and goofy – I loved it! He brought humor into the most ridiculous parts of the story. However, that changed at the very of our Harry Potter adventure. Severus Snape turned into my favorite very easily. He became such a dynamic and interesting character that I never would have imagined him to be. He was a very powerful character, and tears flooded my eyes at his death. I’ll definitely need my tissues with me come July 15th. ♥

Posted by asiefert on June 22, 2011, 08:48 PM report to moderator
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The first favorite character that I’d ever had was Sirius Black. After his death, Dumbledore held that prestigious title. Once he ended up being offed in the following book, I noticed a pattern and, figuring out who my remaining favorites were, was able to successfully predict the deaths of Tonks, Remus, Fred and Bellatrix, based solely off of the fact that I liked them the best.

Posted by Morphesque on June 22, 2011, 08:59 PM report to moderator
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When I first read the Harry Potter books, my favorite character was Hermione. I liked Hermione because she reminded me of myself. I’m intelligent, and I love to learn and to read. It was nice having a character in the book that I could relate to. Hermione may no longer be my favorite character, but I do still love her. Ever since the Order of the Phoenix came out, my favorite character has been Luna Lovegood. She’s such a brilliant, amazing character, and I could relate to her a bit more than I could relate to Hermione. Luna’s weird and eccentric (in a good way), like me, and a bit of an outcast. You never know what she’s thinking. I love all those things about her.

Posted by aimeelikescheese on June 22, 2011, 09:00 PM report to moderator
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My favorite character when I started the series was Ron. I read the first three books in quick succession though in 1999 and when I got to the third book Sirius was my new favorite. Sirius is still one of my favorite characters, but I think I shifted back to Ron during the last book, because he changed a lot during the last three books.

Posted by xanzibar on June 22, 2011, 09:02 PM report to moderator
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I have loved Hermione Granger. The way she acted like she was so amazing because she knew everything really amused me. Hermione is still one of my favorite characters, but I am starting to like Ginny Weasley a little more. Ginny Weasley is so cute and is the perfect girl for Harry. Harry really deservest tp have such a good girllfriend. I wish I was a Weasley only becuase that would mean that I would be a sister of the amazing Ginny Weasley.

Posted by iloveginnyweasley on June 22, 2011, 09:07 PM report to moderator
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My favorite character at first was harry because he got to go to hogwarts and i was really jealous. However when i read the part of Snape’s memory in Deathly Hallows, Snape became my favorite character because he really was on the Order’s side all along, he just couldnt openly say it.

Posted by mrssnape2011 on June 22, 2011, 09:09 PM report to moderator
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I have always loved Professor Snape because of the way Jo characterized him—he’s well-drawn. He is cruel, yes, but I always knew he was a good guy, and after HBP, when it looked like he might be bad, I spent a lot of time defending him. I just knew he would be good! And he was. My favorite chapter in the series was “The Prince’s Tale.” Of course, Alan Rickman is such a great actor and brought a depth to the character. He may have influenced me.

Posted by danahuff on June 22, 2011, 09:09 PM report to moderator
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The twins were always my favorite. I read the fourth book first, and I adored their antics and the way they interacted with one another. Even though they were background characters who didn’t get much time devoted to them, they made an impression in the story anyway. When things were getting heavy, the twins would always appear to lighten the mood. Now, so many years later, I still love Fred and George Weasley the most. With the completion of the series, Fred died in battle and George was left disfigured. As heart-breaking as that was for a die-hard twin fan, it also made the end of the series feel much more real and final. The twins had just managed their lifelong dream, opening a successful joke shop and becoming wealthy enough to help their family. With the death of one twin, you were left to reflect on the casualties of war and on the love of family. It was a beautiful, heart-wrenching way to leave off, always wondering how George would survive without his other half, and it only made me love the Weasley twins even more.

Posted by 123quarters on June 22, 2011, 09:14 PM report to moderator
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Being young, I was always partial to Hermione mostly because of our similarities. In any situation or arguement in which Hermione was involved in, I always favored Hermione. I loathed Snape with all my heart for the first three books. As I started reading the fourth book, I knew that there was something nice about Snape, however rude and mean he may be to Harry. I took a liking to him. And my predictions revealed themselves to be true, Snape was indeed on the good side. I read the Prince’s Tale with tears streaming down my face, learning how he had loved Harry’s mother, how he was excluded as a young child, and how he watched the love of his life slip away slowly, and how he had set aside his hatred for James Potter to take care of Harry, the only trace of Lily’s love. Snape had truly won my heart. Although I love EVERY single character (that supported Harry, of course) in the series, Snape will always hold a special place in my heart.

Posted by Imperiused on June 22, 2011, 09:30 PM report to moderator
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I at first loved hermione for her smartness and that she shows it..also she doesn’t back down to those boys, plus I love the name,i still like her but I really like Ginny now for pretty much the same reasons…and I also have fell for the Weasley twins…cute and funny!:))

Posted by farewell_fred on June 22, 2011, 09:34 PM report to moderator
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Being a bit of a big guy myself, Hagrid has always had a special place in my heart throughout the series.

Posted by biiigbob on June 22, 2011, 09:58 PM report to moderator
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My favorite is and always has been Hermione. I love that she’s smart and that she never backs down. Good role model!

Posted by RobinAZ on June 22, 2011, 09:59 PM report to moderator
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My favorite character when I started the series was Rubeus Hagrid. He was the first really amazing thing about the first book, so happy, so quirky, you are always happy to read his scenes. I still love Hagrid so much, but I think my favorite character has changed to arguably the most controversial of the lot. Delores Umbridge might be my favorite character. Not because I love her as a person, I loathe her, but that is the point. No other character in literature has ever made me feel so strongly, be it positively or negatively. Every time, even to today, that I see “Hem hem” I actually grate my teeth. It is amazing, and the strong reaction I have to her is my major reason why I love her as a character in the narrative. Despicable lady, but amazingly written character.

Posted by hrrypttrfn328 on June 22, 2011, 10:02 PM report to moderator
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Ron was always my favorite-an obvious favorite given that he is full of humor-but after reading Deathly Hallows Snape because my favorite character, hands down. Jo wrote Snape in such an intricate and complex way. I love his dedicated and devotion to Lily and her memory, despite his aversions to the dark side. He is a fantastic character who has made a mark in my heart.

Posted by AubNoelle on June 22, 2011, 10:07 PM report to moderator
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Ron was always my favorite-an obvious favorite given that he is full of humor-but after reading Deathly Hallows Snape because my favorite character, hands down. Jo wrote Snape in such an intricate and complex way. I love his dedicated and devotion to Lily and her memory, despite his aversions to the dark side. He is a fantastic character who has made a mark in my heart.

Posted by AubNoelle on June 22, 2011, 10:07 PM report to moderator
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