What makes the Harry Potter franchise so interesting is that the story is filled with fascinating and memorable characters. However, there are far too many characters who don’t get the love and appreciation they deserve from the fandom. So, here are 10 underrated Harry Potter characters that deserve more attention and love from us! Psst. This list also includes characters from Fantastic Beasts!
Madam Poppy Pomfrey is one of the most important staff members at Hogwarts. She is capable of remedying magical maladies and has saved the golden trio multiple times in the series. Yet, she is often forgotten and doesn’t get the credit she deserves.
If you have seen the Fantastic Beasts series, you might agree that Tina Goldstein does not get the love she deserves. Her sister Queenie is often seen as a more interesting character due to her powers of legilimency, whereas, Tina’s grit and courage are often overlooked. However, we can expect her character arc to get more interesting and she might get more moments to shine in the upcoming films.
Did you know Kingsley ends up becoming the minister of magic at the end? That’s because his contribution and accomplishments are rarely talked about. One of the most integral members of the Order of the Phoenix, Kingsley Shacklebolt has some memorable moments in the books. He worked for the ministry and helped the Order by gathering sensitive information that helped keep them alert.
Ron’s oldest brother Bill is indeed an underrated character. He makes his first appearance in Goblet of Fire and then returns in the Half-Blood Prince where he is attacked by Fenrir Greyback. In the last book, Bill plays an important part by helping Harry, Ron, and Hermione after they escape from Malfoy Manor.
Although she was one of the Triwizard champions, Fleur is often overlooked as a character. In the later books, she becomes a strong character who is not deterred when her intentions are questioned. She is fearless when it comes to loving her husband and played a crucial role in the battle.
While we all love Sirius Black, his younger brother Regulus often gets overlooked. Although the last book covers his story, the movies barely mention the character. R.A.B or Regulus Arcturus Black was a death eater but he soon mends his ways and even challenges Voldemort by finding one of the Horcruxes. In the process, he sacrifices his life for the greater good, making him a vital reason for Voldemort’s defeat.
This may sound like a joke but hear us out. Have you ever met someone who says that their favorite character in the Harry Potter series is Harry himself? The chances are very slim. Although he is the chosen one, most people take him for granted and don’t notice his growth throughout the story. While Hermione is the brains behind the trio, Harry adds the essential element of courage and selflessness. He is the reluctant hero who doesn’t seek glory and always puts the needs of others before himself.
Most fans will cry their eyes out at the mention of Dobby, the free elf. But what about Kreacher? He may not be as lovable as Dobby, but the last book goes into Kreacher’s back story and his devotion to his master Regulus Black. Kreacher was a loyal servant who did everything his master asked him to do till his last breath. Even though Kreacher never liked Sirius and was one of the reasons for his death, he was also never treated well after the death of Regulus.
Another character that doesn’t get as much appreciation as she deserves is Tonks. She is an auror, a member of the OOTP, and the only Metamorphmagus in the series, which means she has the power to change her appearance at will. She later marries Lupin and is killed in the battle of Hogwarts soon after giving birth to her son Teddy.
When you think about the Malfoys, you’d probably picture Draco and Lucius. But Narcissa Malfoy is a character that deserves much more love. She is a fierce mother who would go to any extent to save her son. In the end, she also saves Harry by lying to Voldemort and all the death eaters about him being dead. That small act of bravery leads to Harry finally defeating Voldemort.
So these are the most underrated Harry Potter characters according to us. Which ones did we miss according to you? Let us know in the comments.
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