Ranking the Harry Potter Bad Guys By How Much We Hate Them

We here at AllEars enjoy a nice Harry Potter fix. We’ve ranked the books, the movies, and the rides, but today we’re looking at some parts of Harry Potter we don’t love so much. In fact, we’d go so far as to say we hate them: the villains.

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Here are the Harry Potter bad guys ranked by how much we hate them!

10. Draco Malfoy

Coming in as least-hateable is Draco Malfoy. Okay, okay: we know he’s whiny, but he sort of got the short end of the stick when it comes to parents.

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9. Barty Crouch Jr. 

Next up, Barty Crouch, Jr. This guy is actually pretty bad, but he was a decent Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher (as Mad-Eye Moody), and he’s played by David Tennant. He gets a pass at number 9.

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8. Bellatrix Lestrange

Bellatrix is a villain we love to hate. She’s very cool, has amazing style, and is totally powerful. At the same time, she tortures and kills some of our favorite characters.

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7. Voldemort

How can we hate the baddest of them all? Voldemort has serious villain chops and is probably the most evil on this list. But do we hate him? No. We loved watching his power struggle with Harry too much!

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6. Professor Quirrell

Now we move into the middle of the pack which is mostly characters who weren’t awful enough for us to hate but weren’t cool enough for us to love a little. Professor Quirrell is a pretty good example.

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5. Crabbe and Goyle

Crabbe and Goyle are also pretty meh. We’ll give them points for their dynamic duo vibes though.

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4. Lucius Malfoy

Coming in at four, Lucius Malfoy is one of the more cruel characters on the show. Consider his treatment of Harry, the Weasleys, Dobby, and even Draco and you’ll see what we mean.

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3. Fenrir Greyback

But Fenrir Greyback might beat him out in the cruelty department. This very creepy werewolf turned Lupin into a werewolf as he slept in his bed at four years old. That’s pretty twisted.

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2. Peter Pettigrew

Peter Pettigrew lands towards the top of our hate list for being traitorous and sniveling. How could we forgive the man who lead Voldemort to the Potters?

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1. Dolores Umbridge

Finally, we hate to hate Dolores Umbridge. Many folks on our team can’t even watch the fifth film because of how awful she is. Creds to Imelda Staunton for such an amazing performance, but good riddance to Dolores.

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Do you agree with our ranking? Tell us in the comments!

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8 Replies to “Ranking the Harry Potter Bad Guys By How Much We Hate Them”

  1. Filch is a creepy guy with a creepy cat who constantly took joy from other people’s misery. He enjoyed torturing people and getting people in trouble. How can anyone say he is not a villain?

  2. Snape is still a bad guy in my opinion. The only reason he saved Harry was because he loved Lily. The fact is he despised Harry’s father James and he constantly took his hatred of James out on Harry. He was still a bad guy and saved Harry for his own selfish reasons!!!

    1. Saving someone you don’t like out of love for another is actually the most selfless thing a person could do because you get nothing in return

  3. Voldemort should be number one. End of Story. Dolores Umbridge should be number two. Bellatrix Lestrange should be number three. That’s the bottom line because I said so!!!!!!!!

  4. I totally agree with Dolores Umbridge being #1. No one else is as despicable!

    I am very relieved that Snape is not on the list. He is a tragic hero, and his response of “Always” when Dumbledore asked him about his love and devotion to Lily makes it easy to forgive all.

    I think you should replace Crabbe & Goyle with the broader category of Death Eaters. After all, those under Voldemort’s control killed without hesitation.

    Add the Dursleys to the list (I agree with Brandon on this).

    Barty Crouch Jr? How did he make the list? His way of teaching Draco Malfoy was absolutely classic! Not a good guy for sure, but can you really hate Dr. Who?

    I agree that Filch does not belong on this list. He is not good, but you had to feel sorry for him having to clean up without magic after the Battle at Hogwarts. Cornelius Fudge is annoying but too stupid to go on the list.

    Where are the Dementors? They absolutely belong on this list!

  5. Why isn’t Snape on this list. What about the Dursley’s? They should be on the list. Why is Voldemort ranked so low? He should be number one and Dolores Umbridge should be number two. Your list is completely wrong. What about Filch? He is a bad guy! Why is he not on the list? Some people would even consider Cornelius Fudge to be a bad guy too.