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Severus Snape Chosen as Favorite Harry Potter Character via Bloomsbury Poll

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Posted by: Edward
August 30, 2011, 11:25 AM

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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73 Comments

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192 Points

I personally think Severus is my favourite too. So brave!

Posted by Harry-Potter.fan on August 31, 2011, 04:24 AM report to moderator
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317 Points

LOL – I wonder what Rowling makes of it … Snape has now been chosen favourite character twice in a row … dear, dear … :). I’m very,very pleased and touched that so many people are – in one way or another – touched by him. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Posted by siena on August 31, 2011, 07:17 AM report to moderator
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558 Points

lol and all the way at the bottom is cornelius fudge. xD

snape is awesome. :)

Posted by harrypotter4258 on August 31, 2011, 07:47 AM report to moderator
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277 Points

Glad Luna made the top ten, no contest she is my favourite character.

Posted by eccentricalice on August 31, 2011, 08:05 AM report to moderator
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I voted Luna too!

Posted by Luna_lovegood17 on August 31, 2011, 09:01 AM report to moderator
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snape tottaly deserrved it but filch should be in last

Posted by #1harrypotterfan{ROAR} on August 31, 2011, 10:24 AM report to moderator
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well, I didn’t know about the vote. But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve gone for Luna Lovegood or Hermione. But Severus Snape is a deserved winner, what an intriguing character. It made me, and probably many others, wonder: is he good, is he bad? what are we supposed to believe… Especially in Half-blood Prince!

Posted by KittyVD on August 31, 2011, 10:35 AM report to moderator
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268 Points

Lucius Malfoy beat Molly and Arthur? Huh???

Posted by LovesLaborLost on August 31, 2011, 12:27 PM report to moderator
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It’s striking that Snape is so popular, when he embodies so many of the qualities that are supposed to be out of fashion – including loyalty, self-sacrifice, distrust of celebrity, and the good old stiff upper lip! As well as ‘Love, Actually,’ which never goes out of date.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on August 31, 2011, 12:30 PM report to moderator
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374 Points

lol, Snape’s at the top while Fudge is the very bottom. xD

Posted by MoonlitFox on August 31, 2011, 01:01 PM report to moderator
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268 Points

Fudge should be at the bottom – but Lucius over Molly Weasly? Sorry, I just find that hard to believe.

Posted by LovesLaborLost on August 31, 2011, 02:38 PM report to moderator
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6165 Points

:DD he deserves it!! <33

Posted by SeVeRuS<3 ツ [ITC] on August 31, 2011, 03:00 PM report to moderator
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86 Points

Well, …obviously. ;)

A few of us have always know that Snape is made of Awesome, now the polls are confirming it!

Posted by AlexSnape on August 31, 2011, 04:04 PM report to moderator
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Of course it had to be Snape.He’s the most appealing character in the books,at least for (female)adult readers…and the only one with a veritable character development.

Posted by caravaggio on August 31, 2011, 04:54 PM report to moderator
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I have never ever expected anyone else for the first place! ;) Great job Mr Rickman, again! :)

Posted by Liara on August 31, 2011, 06:08 PM report to moderator
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