Top 10 Harry Potter Villains

Top 10 Harry Potter Villains

10. Severus Snape

Severus Snape was highly skilled in the art of dark magic. Throughout the series, he is shown to serve for both Voldemort and Dumbledore, whom both believe that his loyalties lie with them. It is unknown until the very end of the franchise which side Snape is really on, although even then it isn’t confirmed. Snape’s love for Lilly Potter brought out another side to him. In her honour, he does his best to keep Harry alive.

9. Draco Malfoy

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Draco Malfoy, member of Slytherin House, was forced into the Dark Arts by his father at a young age. He was made a Death Eater and was ordered by Voldemort himself to kill Professor Dumbledore. Draco does not possess the dark nature of his father, Lucious and cannot fufil his task. It is clear that Draco no longer wanted to be apart of Voldemort’s army. When Harry Potter is brought to the Malfoy Manor, Draco states that he is unsure of whether or not it was really Harry, although he knew that it was.

8. Cornelius Fudge

Cornelius Fudge is not a villain as such, but he definitely has villainous qualities. His pure ignorance and denial to the fact that Voldemort had returned, made many people turn against Harry Potter and Professor Dumbledore.

7. Professor Quirrel

Having been a former member of Ravenclaw, Professor Quirrel should have been a fairly intelligent character. When encountered by Voldemort, he saw an opportunity to gain power and recognition and he took it, without knowing Voldemort’s true intentions. As a result of this, Quirrel ultimately lost his life.

6. Lucious Malfoy

At the very beginning of the Harry Potter series, Lucious Malfoy is self assured of his own superiority. He treats others as if they are all below him. For example, the way he despises those who are not of pureblood and his cruel treatment of Dobby the house elf. Throughout, his fear of Voldemort becomes more evident and we see that Lucious is almost controlled by his fear. By the end, his confidence had completely deteriorated and he seems silently thankful that he and his family are allowed to live.

5. Peter Pettigrew

Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), was nothing more than a coward. He was once a friend of James Potter, but he betrayed him to Voldemort because he was weak and scared.

4. Amycus and Alecto Carrow

The Carrow’s are completely ruthless and are in favour of using the Crutiatus curse. They tortured Neville and Ginny and forced students to perform the Crutiatus curse on the first years.

3. Fenrir Greyback


Fenrir Greyback is an evil werewolf, and Death Eater. He is unredeemable. He killed Lavender Brown and also bit Reemus Lupin.

2. Bellatrix Lestrange

Bellatrix Lestrange is clearly insane. She loves Voldemort and shares his hatred towards Harry Potter. She would have done anything to in any way assist the Dark Lord’s desire to kill Harry. She tortured Neville’s parents to the point of insanity and killed Dobby the house elf. Not to forget that she used the Crutiatus curse on Hermione in the Malfoy Manor and carved the word ‘mudblood’ into her arm.

1. Lord Voldemort

Lord Voldemort, also known as, ‘he who must not be named’, is the most famous dark wizard in the whole of the wizarding world. He was born pure evil and never once showed any kind of mercy or goodness. His dark reputation was so well known that people feared to even speak his name. The only witch/wizard that he ever feared was Albus Dumbledore. He killed and tortured many people. Two of them being Harry’s parents.