Severus Snape Chosen as Favorite Harry Potter Character via Bloomsbury Poll

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Aug 30, 2011

As readers will recall, Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels, asked fans of the series to vote for their favorite character from author J. K. Rowling’s series. Voting concluded late last week and the results are in: Severus Snape was voted as the favorite character form the Harry Potter novels. Hermione Granger came in at second place, with Sirus Black and Harry Potter, himself, in the third and forth slots, respectively. A press release reads:

The vote was launched in May 2011 and received over 70,000 votes. Severus Snape gained 20% of those votes (just under 13,000) making him a clear winner. Severus Snape has appeared in all seven of the Harry Potter novels and came to be an integral part of Harry Potter’s life.

Hermione Granger took second place and Sirius Black third. Harry himself came in fourth and Lord Voldemort just made the top twenty at number 17. Dobby is the only non-human character to make the top ten and another Slytherin, Draco Malfoy, completes the top characters in tenth place. The top ten is below:

  1. Severus Snape
  2. Hermione Granger
  3. Sirius Black
  4. Harry Potter
  5. Ron Weasley
  6. Luna Lovegood
  7. Ginny Weasley
  8. Albus Dumbledore
  9. Dobby
  10. Draco Malfoy

Voters could also suggest their own favourite characters outside of the 40 and of these Oliver Wood was the most popular. Fang, Hagrid’s dog, and the Fat Lady in the portrait at the entrance to Gryffindor gained the least votes with only one each!

The full list of all forty can be found below:

The Top 40

1. Severus Snape

2. Hermione Granger

3. Sirius Black

4. Harry Potter

5. Ron Weasley

6. Luna Lovegood

7. Ginny Weasley

8. Albus Dumbledore

9. Dobby

10.Draco Malfoy

11.Remus Lupin

12.Neville Longbottom

13.Fred Weasley

14.Bellatrix Lestrange

15.Minerva McGonagall

16.Rubeus Hagrid

17.Lord Voldemort

18.Nymphadora Tonks

19.Gilderoy Lockhart

20.George Weasley

21.James Potter

22.Hedwig

23.Lily Potter

24.Lucius Malfoy

25.Molly Weasley

26.Cedric Diggory

27.Alastor Moody

28.Arthur Weasley

29.Kreacher

30.Dementors

31.Dolores Umbridge

32.Moaning Myrtle

33.Sybill Trelawney

34.Rita Skeeter

35.Filius Flitwick

36.Argus Filch

37.Dudley Dursley

38.Vincent Crabbe

39.Gregory Goyle

40.Cornelius Fudge

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