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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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125 Comments

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Even from the very beginning, I’ve loved Harry. How people can go and say they don’t like him is beyond me! Nothing’s ever going to change…Harry’s the (imaginary)man for me :P

Posted by justwannaWrock on June 23, 2011, 02:23 PM report to moderator
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My favorite character is Hermione. I always loved her, I thought she was amazing, and I wanted to BE her. I think the reason I loved her so much was that I saw myself mirrored in her. While my dad was reading Sorcerer’s Stone he said, “Emma I now know why you love Hermione so much, I see much Hermione Granger in you.” And so Miss Granger remained my favorite character, no competition, until book 5 when I was introduced to Luna Lovegood. I don’t think anyone could not like Luna. She is hilarious. I think I love Hermione most, but Luna defineatly comes in as a close second. So to make this short Hermione has been and always will be my favorite character.
Posted by Like a Name in a Fairytale{ROAR} on June 23, 2011, 02:57 PM report to moderator
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Initially my favorite character was Ron. I thought he was funny and I always go for the “best friend” characters than the main ones. But after I read book 6 it changed to Remus Lupin. When I we found out that Tonks was in love with Lupin and how he wanted to be with her but felt like he didn’t deserve her really made my heartbreak. I realized how strong of a person Remus was. When Sirius died it was Remus who was holding Harry back from going after him. I’m sure he wanted to run after Sirius into the veil too, but he held Harry back. That must have taken a lot of self control and I admire that.

Posted by potetofurai on June 23, 2011, 02:58 PM report to moderator
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Dobby and Hagrid were my favorites originally, but now I am for Snape all the way. He was always a mysterious character and the more you read the more complex his character got. I think all that he did throughout his life is amazing and I wish more people could be like him.

Posted by LemonDrop7 on June 23, 2011, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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Obviously I have been a fan of Harry since the beginning, otherwise, why would I have read the series as many times as I did. He is your quintessential hero, the good guy who is willing to sacrifice himself for the people he loves. I also love Hermione as she reminds me of myself, and I have been able to connect with the character and relate to the situations she is in. My love for these two characters continued throughout the books. At the end of the series, though, I grew to admire another, unexpected character, one who I had despised through the rest of the series, Severus Snape. As bad of a person that I thought he was through the majority of the seven books, the fact that he loved Lily Potter so much that he risked his life to protect her son redeemed him in my eyes. His actions in the end were heroic and deep down, he really was a good person, making him one of my favorite characters.

Posted by alohomora11 on June 23, 2011, 04:22 PM report to moderator
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At the begining it was, of course, Harry. I loved how normal he was. As I cont reading the series, I couldnt help but fall in love with Sirius. The was he loved harry and was the closest thing to a father. I am still heartbroken he’s gone. But no matter what hes my fave.

Posted by got2lovme on June 23, 2011, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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I loved Harry Potter in the beginning. I loved him because I love heros. Then my love shifted to the “bad” guys. Draco became my favorite. Then I was fascinated with Fred and George, and their mischevious ways. And in “The Princes Tale” in the seventh book I loved Snape and his undying love for a girl who he knew would never love him back. And after that Snap stuck with me and is my all time favorite.
truly yours,
Lizzy
PS: Directer of the Deathly hollows pt.2,
don’t you dare cut out ANYTHING in the princes tale!!!! and don’t mess it up either!
thank you
Lizzy

Posted by lizzypotter1234 on June 23, 2011, 06:50 PM report to moderator
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I really loved Mrs. Weasley. I know that you got a small glimpse of her in the first book; I was mesmerized by her love and kindness from the start. She was genuine to Harry and she supported him to the very end. She is truly a great example of how mothers are to all of those around them.

Posted by Colby26 on June 23, 2011, 06:57 PM report to moderator
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Initially my favorite were Fred and George, because they made me laugh, and while I still love them, Luna quickly became my new favorite. She’s such an odd ball, and she doesn’t care. It took me a long time to stop caring about what other people thought of me, but Luna never cared. You have to admire that about her.

Posted by Laura Keaton [WBM!] on June 23, 2011, 08:12 PM report to moderator
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Wish it was for other countries too :(

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 23, 2011, 10:25 PM report to moderator
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My fascination for Hermione’s character started the moment she was in the girl’s lavoratory in Philosopher’s Stone. I felt real sympathy for her, especially out of the fact that she was from the Muggle world and was having a difficult time. Her intellect, not unlike mine….on a typical summer day I may be found in the library:P……her loyalty and daring……her value for friendship which is one of her most admirable traits of all, (which is personally why I believe she was sorted into Gryffindor and not Ravenclaw) and lets not forget her need for justice and equality (remember SPEW anyone??LOL) make her my absolute favourite HP character, from the start and it helps that I can relate to her in so many ways!

Posted by HIFireWhiskers58 on June 24, 2011, 12:02 AM report to moderator
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Nooo I missed it yesterday :(

Posted by roseteaxx on June 24, 2011, 10:17 AM report to moderator
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As a mother myself, my favorite character has to be Mrs. Weasley. Fiercely protective, yet struggling to give her children (and the ones she sees as her children, even if they aren’t biologically) the independence they need, she was a beautifully written, honest character, and the one I thought would be most like Jo Rowling in her real life. Molly Weasley’s scenes were the ones that made me cry (and still do), particularly when she gave Harry the watch for his birthday. She provided some stability in what would have been an otherwise chaotic world for Harry, and if I was Lily, I would be grateful that someone like Molly Weasley was there for my son.

Posted by Alizehed on June 24, 2011, 10:46 AM report to moderator
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I’ve always loved Hagrid, but for some reason it’s the more obscure, troubled characters that I’ve always wanted to learn more about: Ludo Bagman, Mundungus Fletcher, and Argus Filch.

Posted by berthajorkins on June 24, 2011, 12:02 PM report to moderator
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Who was your favourite character when you first started the Harry Potter series and how has that changed (if it has) over the years?
My favorite Harry Potter characters would have to be the Weasley twins. They are just so energetic, fun, and out-going with everything that they do! They care about others and not just themselves.

Posted by Charliestcloud on June 24, 2011, 01:48 PM report to moderator
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