The Harry Potter series has been known for some extremely iconic female characters be it the heroes such as Hermione Granger and Minerva McGonagall or villains such as Bellatrix Lestrange. The magical world of JK Rowling has set the bar for many things and the witches of her wizarding world are nothing short of extraordinary. These are some of the most powerful witches in the world of Harry Potter:
10. Luna Lovegood:
Some people might be surprised to see this name in the list as Luna is portrayed as one of the most gentle creatures but what we often forget is that Luna’s optimism and quirky attitude is one of her biggest strengths. She is calm under pressure and never lets her emotions get the best of her. This makes her extremely powerful as a witch and as a person.
9. Sybill Trelawney:
An eccentric character like Trelawney is often dismissed and forgotten but those who have read the books would know that some of her predictions were so accurate and came true. She wasn’t consistent with her divination skills but she did have a gift nonetheless. Some of her prophecies played a vital role in the narrative.
8. Nymphadora Tonks:
One of the quirkiest characters of the series was the talented witch with the gift of metamorphmagus that helped her change her appearance to some extent at will. Tonks was an auror which meant she had great reflexes and was extremely skilled in combat. She died fighting death eaters soon after giving birth to a child.
7. Lily Evans:
It is fair to say that mothers are one of the most powerful and strong beings on the earth and in the wizarding world too we have some great examples. Lily Evans-Potter is often only remembered as Harry’s mother who sacrificed herself for her son but what people may not know is that she was also an amazing witch who could perform some extremely difficult and tricky spells and was one of the best students in her year despite being a muggle born.
6. Ginny Weasley:
Ginny’s character wasn’t fully explored in the movies and she appeared to be a plain character. However, in the books, she had a lot of growth as a witch and a student. She was able to perform some extremely advanced spells which even led to her impressing Slughorn and getting a place in the Slug Club.
5. Bellatrix Lestrange:
As much as we hate her for being so evil and murdering our favourite characters, we must acknowledge the fact that Bellatrix Lestrange was highly skilled and a very powerful witch. She was highly devoted to Voldemort and probably his most loyal follower and supporter. She was the most dangerous death eater as she could go to any extent to fulfill the dark lord’s wishes and malicious schemes.
4. Molly Weasley:
Another powerful witch is none other than the kind-hearted and often fearless Molly Weasley who can do anything for her children and family. She does not harm anyone unnecessarily but in times of need, she can be as fierce as a lion. Molly is the one who kills Bellatrix Lestrange after protecting her daughter from the death eater.
3. Rowena Ravenclaw:
The founder of Ravenclaw house was one of the sharpest and most insightful witches of her time. Rowena admired intelligence and was herself the brightest witch of her age. Her wit and skill were celebrated by everyone and people came to her for solutions for different problems and issues.
2. Hermione Granger:
The most favourite and popular witch in the Potter series is none other than the extraordinary and most loved character of Hermione Granger. Hermione is responsible for the survival of the golden trio until the end as her mind and brilliance saved the day on countless occasions. She totally deserved the title of the brightest witch of her age and according to the Cursed child, she also became the minister of magic which is the most powerful position.
1. Minerva McGonagall:
One of the most powerful witches in the wizarding world was none other than our beloved professor McGonagall who was the master of transfiguration and a truly extraordinary witch and person. Minerva McGonagall is the head of Gryffindor house and later becomes the headmistress of Hogwarts which we all know she truly deserved. Despite her age, she contributed highly in the battle of Hogwarts and her combat skills are nothing short of legendary.