Best Characters from Harry Potter

In all existing fandoms, none stand out quite like the Harry Potter fandom. Harry Potter has moved fans of all ages and nationalities. Throughout the entire timeline there have been countless characters and here’s our list of the best characters from Harry Potter series.


Gilderoy Lockhart

Employed by Dumbledore, was to be a teacher and a mentor for Harry, that was until he lost his memory and exists solely for comic relief. This classy attractive gentleman, full of pomp has made his way into our list for that specific reason.


Nobody said we’d be listing only human characters, even if we did we would still include Hedwig the snowy owl. This might be a pet but J.K Rowling brings a human-like appeal to this character. She has been with Harry gifted by Hagrid on his eleventh birthday. Alas! she was killed by Voldemort as the owl showed up just in time to save her friend, Harry Potter. Mentioning that the entire fanbase went into mourning would be an understatement.

Nymphadora Tonks

Edgy teen, older sister figure and an all-out rocker, Nymphadora Tonks brings about a punk sort of an appeal to a fancy robe clad populace. Yes, she was meant to stand out and stand out she did, which is why we can’t help but include this weird sister member to our list.

Molly Weasley

When you read this name the first thing that comes to your mind would be a mother figure. But don’t be fooled by her affection and warmth, as she too is a witch on her own accord and can pack a punch if needed. If you think about it, she’s always been there for them and she deserves a spot on the top ten picks for the best Harry Potter characters.

George Weasley

Are we including too many Weasleys? Why not, and how can we not include the great George Weasley, the mischief maker and one of the reasons you’ll be laughing while watching Harry Potter. Don’t confuse him with his twin Fred though. He certainly deserves a spot and maybe his brother too.

Alastor “Mad-eye” Moody

This crazy looking fella might fool you into thinking he’s just there for laughs but be warned. Being one of the most powerful Aurors and a revered teacher of the Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts, you can not pass him by. He has a deep hidden affection for his students but shows it through tough love.

Rubeus Hagrid

Yes, we had to and how could we not include Hagrid? You can’t help but love this character and so does everyone that has read the Harry Potter series. Big and burly but with a soft heart and a love for the strangest and the most violent magical creatures. Hagrid is much needed for the honesty and true comradeship that was expressed by J.K. Rowling in her novel.


Yes, he does look weird and fragile, but this little elf has one of the strongest wills you’ll come across. Once a prisoner to the Malfoys, he’s not afraid of anything, stepping in to save Harry’s life countless times. His death was one of the saddest moments of the entire series, thus proving how true friends are ready to take bullets.

Albus Dumbledore

Simply put, he’s the legend. Throughout the series, he’s been a mentor to Harry, also much like a father figure. He was a strict one but with a warm heart. A powerful wizard of his time and the only one Voldemort always feared.

Severus Snape

No, we would not include Harry Potter, who better deserves the number one spot beside Snape. The cold-hearted bully of a teacher’s character transformation throughout the last bit will leave you awestruck.


Our sources for the Harry Potter blog stems from the following: Incredible Foresight and Pottermore


10 Little Known Facts About Harry Potter That You Probably Didn’t Know

  1. The secret behind the brooms

The brooms used for the Harry Potter were not any normal brooms. They were actually made by the modeler Pierre Bohanna with the using the aircraft-grade titanium. Eddie Newquist, a chief creative officer of the Global Entertainment Services firm said, “People think of them as a prop the kids are carrying around, but in reality, they have to sit on them.” Global Entertainment Services is the one behind the VFX of the Harry Potter films. He further added, “they have to be mounted onto motion-control bases for green-screen shots and special-effects shots, so they have to be very thin and incredibly durable. Most of these kids weighed 80 pounds, 90 pounds. Now they’re all adults, so they’re up over 120, 130 pounds, and you have to really make sure your brooms can withstand that.”


  1. Rowling Shot Down One of Cuaron’s ideas

We can write a big list the ideas Rowling took down. The popularity of them has to be the one where Rowling had to shut down one of the Cuaron’s ideas. This was actually written into the Prisoner of Azkaban, which in the words of Rowling called rather bizarre. She says, “I think Flitwick was conducting, and there were miniature people in an orchestra inside something.” Speaking on how this was explained to Radcliffe, “I said to him, but why? I know it’s visually exciting, but part of what I think fans really enjoyed about the literary world is that there was a logic that underpinned it. There was always a logic to the magic, however strange it became. And I know it’s intriguing to go through the mouth of whatever it was and see these little people, but why have they done it? For you to film it, that’s just what it feels like. Normally, with the magic, there’s a point. So we had a bit of discussion.”



  • The actors couldn’t play contact sports


Yes, it is True. The matter of the fact is that most of the actors are not sports players. They used to play Gold, though. Actor Oliver Phelps, who played the role of George Weasley told the EW, and who resides in Boca Raton, FL that, “I mean, I say driving range, but it was a mat and a 150-yard cone at the other end. Golf was one of the only sports we were allowed to do in our contract because it was relatively quite safe. We couldn’t do any contact sports.”


  1. Harry Potter Album. Did you see that coming?

Yes, there might have been an actual Harry Potter Album, but the author Rowling had turned it down. Just like she took down many ideas related to Harry Potter. The list of the ideas that took down by Rowling was many. One of them is to bring out an album including the songs in the Harry Potter. The reasons to not take this idea up might be many, among which one of them could the thought the album might distract the readers and the movie lovers from the key plot and the focus might be totally taken over by the musicians. However, there are the soundtracks for the film available officially and on the internet as well.


This is all of us. We know we did miss many. If you know any of them, comment down your thoughts.

Harry Potter’s Life Lessons


  • You can’t change the past, but you can change your future



Everything that happened in the past affects us in some way, yet there is no way we can change it. It is sad if you think about it, isn’t it? You cannot change what happened in the past, but you can definitely do something today that will make your future better.


The best demonstration of this is Harry himself. He lost his parents when he was an infant, and lived with his wretched aunt and uncle during all his childhood years. Yet, choosing to go to Hogwarts changed his life. Find out how by clicking here.



  • It is okay to ask for help



This is what Harry learns in the series. He is the type of person who doesn’t like asking for help, even when it is needed badly. His natural tendency is to try and figure it out himself. While this attitude may be useful in some situations, it is a terrible idea in many circumstances.


When Harry did realize that sometimes you need to ask for help from the right people. Be it your friends, your teachers, your parents, even your enemies can sometimes help you in unexpected ways. I mean, had anyone ever thought that Snape would turn out to be of great help to harry?


The lesson is this – use the help that is available and doesn’t be skeptical of other people.  



  • You are not alone



We all feel a bit lonely sometimes, don’t we? The main character of the series that harry potter himself is a strange paradox. While it is true that he was on his own for the majority of the time, he always had the support of his friends and elders. He was never truly alone.


We are also like Harry. We are seemingly alone yet we have the support of our family, our friends, the community and the elders. It all shows only one thing, you are never truly alone, no matter what the problem you are facing, you can always tell it to someone and use some help.  



  • Never give up



Finally, harry potter has taught us the value of persistence in life and the never give up attitude that he had. In the entire series, Harry endured so much but he persevered through everything and never gave up.


He demonstrated that you can push through the hardest times and bounce back and still succeed in the end. We all can apply this insight to our own lives and make our own lives better. As Winston Churchill once said, “if you are going to hell, keep going”.

How a Mother’s Love Saved the World Three Times Over

In the world of Harry Potter, love is hailed time and time again as one of the most powerful magic in the world. Love in all of its forms–romantic, platonic, familial, and more–are shown to be clear victors over malice and evil. Among all of this, JK Rowling chose one specific form of love to be the most powerful and effective. One specific form of love overcame so much opposition and formidable enemies to save the world not just once, but three separate times: the love of a mother for her child.

Starting with the very first act of love in the storyline, Lily Potter sacrificed her own life so baby Harry could live. This act of love placed a protection so strong on Harry that not even Voldemort could break it; his killing curse backfired and ripped him from his body to wander as a vicious spirit for the next thirteen years. For the rest of that time, Harry was protected by Lily’s blood that ran through his veins, making it physically painful for Voldemort to touch him. Only when Voldemort resurrected himself with Harry’s blood did that protection fade, and even then, not all the way–the protection of Lily’s love remained with her sister Petunia. As long as Harry stayed with his aunt every summer, Voldemort would not be able to find him–such was the protection his mother’s love gave him.

Next, Narcissa Malfoy. Dragged deeper and deeper into Voldemort’s inner circle after his return to power, she found confidence and clarity in a single mission to save her son. Everything she did was a calculated move to protect Draco. In the end, her dedication to her son overcame even her dedication to the Dark Lord. When asked whether or not Harry was dead, Narcissa Malfoy, golden mother that she was, looked straight into Lord Voldemort’s eyes and lied to him. She told him “yes.” She sacrificed her life in lying to one of the most powerful mind readers of the wizarding world all for the chance to get back to the castle and find her son. It was this lie that saved Harry’s life and allowed him to return the castle and stand up in his final square off against Voldemort.

Finally, the love that Molly Weasley had for her daughter. Her only daughter, Ginny, was locked in a fierce duel with Voldemort’s right-hand follower, Bellatrix Lestrange. Killing curses flew dangerously close to her skin every second. Without a second thought, Molly charged to defend her only daughter, sending spells flying so forcefully and quickly that everyone around her was stunned. In the end, it was Bellatrix dead on the floor of Hogwarts castle and Molly alive and well to hold her youngest child. With his most powerful ally gone, Voldemort was that much weaker before his ultimate demise.

Not all mothers in the Harry Potter universe were stellar; Rowling made sure to showcase the good along with the bad. Still, these three shining examples of motherhood and sacrifice show how truly earth-shattering the love of a mother can be.


Here is the list of some very less known things about Harry Potter. In this article, we are going to cover both the less known facts about the movie and the books.



You read it right. The proud author of Harry Potter J.K.Rowling shares the same date as their birthday. This is just the impact Rowling has on the character she has written. She says, that Hermione is just like the young version of her and is her favorite animal, which is Hermione’s Patronus. In another such an impact, Dumbledore and Rowling share same likes in lemons. Both of them like sherbet lemons.


  1. She invented the names of the Hogwarts House on the back of a barf bag.

In the year 2000, there was an opportunity given to the school children of Scholastic and it was to ask Rowling questions about Harry Potter. One of the students went on asking her, “What made you think of the people’s names and dormitories at Hogwarts?” For which Rowling responded saying, “I invented the names of the Houses on the back of an airplane sick bag! This is true. I love inventing names, but I also collect unusual names, so that I can look through my notebook and choose one that suits a new character.”


  1. Moaning Myrtle Has An Interesting Inspiration.

The author JK Rowling previously had stated that there is a weird inspiration behind the whiny, bathroom-dwelling ghost. In her words, it was inspired by “the frequent presence of a crying girl in communal bathrooms, especially at the parties and discos of my youth. This does not seem to happen in male bathrooms, so I enjoyed placing Harry and Ron in such uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”


  1. The Wizarding World’s Plants Come From A Real Book

Speaking to a magazine 60 minutes, Rowling said that the wizarding world’s plants are actually from the real book. She said that she used to collect the names of the plants that can sound witchy and that is how she found the Culpeper’s Complete Herbal. Rowling added that it was the answer for her every prayer. The book was actually written in 17th century by an English botanist and Herbal Nicholas Culpeper


  1. Rowling’s Unique Outline for Books

As you can see the partial outline on the above for the Order of the Pheonix and. This outline has the chapter with the titles and a general outline of the plot. Then she mentioned more specific plot points for some of the characters.


  1. Codenames for Deathly Hallows to avoid leaking before the release.

You probably might not have read about this one before that the publisher Bloomsbury gave nicknames for the book Deathly Hallows before the release in order to avoid the leakage of the book.


What Harry Potter Has Taught Us

It has been twenty years since the first Harry Potter book was released book was released. Harry Potter is a part of the life of almost every young person today. It has been adapted into movies and is loved by billions around the world.


It has been said that the publishers rejected it twelve times before it became published. The author Joanne Rowling was advised to use the name J. K. Rowling to avoid giving an impression that the writer was female. Despite all this, the book became a tremendous success and her work made her one of the richest writers in the world.


There are a lot of things that this amazing book series can teach us. Below are some of the top lessons that I have drawn from the series.



  • Friendships are valuable



Throughout the adventure Harry always had Hermione and Ron to accompany him and help him face all the challenges. If he didn’t have his friends along with him, he would have died in the first book itself. For him, friendship made a huge difference.


True friends help you out in tough times. With close friends like Ron and Hermione, harry could overcome all the challenges of his life. Be it Dementors and Death Eaters, or teenage life issues like relationship problems and school exams. Harry potter proved to us that you can overcome anything if you have true friends by your side.



  • Always believe in yourself



Belief in yourself is the key to success. This is especially true when no one else believes in you. And no other story teaches this better than harry potter. The best example is when Ron thought he had Harry’s liquid luck during the Quidditch match. In reality, he didn’t have it. But just because of the belief he played better than expected and felt confident.


The belief in yourself is a form of bravery itself. It gives you the confidence you need and it helps you think positively and puts you in the success mindset.



  • Face your fears



It is scary right? I get it. But to get what you want, you need to face your fears. In the second part of the series “harry potter and the chamber of secrets”, Ron had to follow the spiders to find the answer to rescuing Hermione from her stunned state even though he was terrified of spiders himself.


Another example is when harry had to learn to use the Patronus to protect himself and other people from the destructive power of the Dementor’s kiss.


In our own lives too, we all are terrified to step out of our comfort zone and try something new. But that is exactly what needs to be done to ensure maximum personal growth and to achieve our goals of good health, wealth and satisfying relationships.



  • Money doesn’t buy happiness



This is a cliche, but it is not any less true nonetheless. Money solves your money problems, but not it is not everything. In the series, harry inherited a big vault of gold from his parents. It is true that he had tremendous wealth and status with him, but at the cost of what? The family itself. If give a choice between his family and all the wealth he had, what do you think he would have chosen? There you have the answer.

Technology in the Wizarding World

Probably most importantly to you, considering the medium you’re using to read this article, is the fact that technology is essentially frozen in the wizarding world. It exists, sure. There are trains and cars and glasses and clocks. But the technology the wizards have hasn’t kept up to the muggle world, ostensibly because the wizards haven’t seen a reason to do so. But just take the simple pen. Wizards don’t appear to use pens, at all. Why? Quills are vastly inferior, and there’s no reason given as to why they would be better for magic. Feathers from animals like a phoenix of course have magical properties, but the quills that students and even adult wizards use for all their writing on parchment aren’t special in that way either. While we’re on that tangent; parchment? Inferior in every way to paper: harder to preserve and store, harder to make, and harder to write on. Incantations are never written to be cast, so parchment only serves to record written things, not to actually cast magic. Why hasn’t the wizarding world updated these simple technologies? Why haven’t they adopted the computer for record keeping, at least as a backup? Casting spells shouldn’t have to be rote memory, if you could just have them at your fingertips as easily as a song on your phone. That’s why you’d hate being a wizard: cast all the spells you want, because there’s none of the technology to drown out the horrifying realities of magic.


Heaven forbid if you or anyone remotely connected to you goes to prison in the wizarding world. It would be more accurate to just specify that you don’t want them to go to Azkaban, since that’s the only wizard prison. And that’s the problem here. Azkaban is in the middle of the ocean, so there’s no possible escape or even likely chance of visitation. And it’s policed by Dementors, fear and depression incarnate. Even being around one makes someone physically ill and depressed, and reliving your worst memories (another side effect of their aura) can be intense enough for someone to pass out, in the case of Harry’s first encounter with one. That’s not the worst of it. Dementors can suck out souls, and relish doing so. Fully doing it kills someone, but even a passing attempt can mess someone up. And that’s what everyone sentenced to prison has to deal with. Take the case of Sirius Black. He was falsely convicted of murder (spoilers, I suppose?) and spent years in Azkaban, before breaking out. He wasn’t even released or acquitted, and it seems like breaking out of prison is the only way to escape Azkaban that works. And after he got out, Sirius was seriously unhinged for quite a while, despite being one of the good guys. People like Bellatrix Lestrange are more typical examples of what results from being repeatedly sent to a prison that does its best to make you insane. Prison in the wizarding world isn’t for rehabilitation in the slightest; it seems like the worst thing they can do to someone who breaks the law. To many wizards and witches in the book series, death would be preferable.

If being slipped potions or being dragged off to a hellish prison weren’t enough paranoia fuel for you, there’s also the infamous Polyjuice potion. One dose is only enough for about an hour, as we saw in the second book in the Harry Potter series. However, there’s little keeping someone from continually dosing up to keep up the charade, as we saw in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Nightmarishly, in order to do so, you’d need to hold the person being impersonated hostage, in order to keep up the supply of potion. It requires a component of them, a piece of their hair, so even if you shaved the poor person beforehand, you’d eventually run out. We saw one poor professor imprisoned for a full year, kept barely alive, so that a Death Eater could take his place. And the worst part is, if someone has studied how to act, you would never know that you were around an impersonator. Functionally, the Polyjuice potion turns someone into someone else on every level except the mental, and even then, we don’t know if there are ways to verify someone’s identity using this. It certainly wasn’t used in the books.

Harry Potter

Everyone who’s read the Harry Potter book series has likely thought at one time or another how amazing it would be to live in that world. What house you would be in, what spells you would use, the potions that you could create, and of course all the magical creatures you’d encounter. But a lot of people seem to gloss over the more disturbing implications of the Harry Potter universe. We see the Death Eaters abuse their magical power in the most obvious ways, but often the worst parts of being a wizard are ignored or brushed off by the heroes of the story. It’s understandable; not everyone in the book has time to really think critically about all of it, and it wouldn’t be fun to read about Harry’s doubts about magic while he fights Voldemort. But since we’re in the real world, let’s take a moment to break down why you might not actually want to be a wizard, or even live in the same world as them.

Remember the love potion that was accidentally slipped to Ron instead of Harry? Not only was Ron heavily in love with (and fiercely jealous over) Romilda Vane well after ingesting the potion, but he could barely function. He was essentially slipped a date rape drug on steroids, and it didn’t wear off normally – they had to have a medical professional treat him. And all this was just treated as a love potion gone wrong, purely because it missed its intended target. Love potions aren’t hard to get, either. They’re marketed to students as a 24-hour aid to get with someone romantically, but it doesn’t seem like there’s a legitimate use for it. It just seems like an awful potion that only exists to be used to abuse others.


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