If you ask a Potterhead who’s their favorite character in the entire magical saga, the answer can never be just one. Each character has its own importance and is equally unique. You will find intelligence in Hermione Granger, strength in Harry Potter, Wittiness in the Weasley Brothers, Innocence in Nevil Longbottom and purity in Luna Lovegood. Each character has etched their places in out hearts, teaching us the lessons of life. Professor Severus Snape taught us the meaning of eternal, undefined love, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin taught us bravery and loyalty towards friendship. That’s what the entire series display, the true depiction of friendship, courage, love and loyalty. The essentials of the series is not Magic but the emotions that are so beautifully conveyed through the characters. JK Rowling definitely created magic through Harry Potter but not just with wands. She created it with her magically compiled characters that became our inspiration since childhood.
THE GOLDEN TRIO
Friendship was given a new definition by the trio: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley. The trio taught us the meaning of true friendship, love and loyalty. The trio taught us how friends become each other’s strengths even in the hardest of situations. Laughter or tears, success or failure, this trio stood together throughout, making us wonder if we could ever cherish a friendship like that. Deep down, all of us wish to have a friendship that is simply family.
THE WEASLEY BROTHERS
Who doesn’t love the witty tricks and crazy magic of the Weasley Brothers? Fred and George have been the reason we have smiled even during fearful situations. The twins were a reflection to each other’s strength. From crazy magic stuff to the Marauders Map, they were the masters of the wittiest. It left everyone shattered to see them separate forever after Fred Weasley died in the Battle of Hogwarts. A heartbreaking incident, it surely made its fans cry and still does.
The brilliant woman, introduced as a black cat elegantly transforming into a witch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Yes, she was the strongest woman in Hogwarts, the woman who was patient along with a pinch of humor at times. Who doesn’t love the scene when she comes to face Professor Snape in the last part of the series? She once again emerged as the most wonderful witches of all times.
PROFESSOR SEVERUS SNAPE
When we imagine Professor Snape we see an arrogant man wearing black robes, scaring the hell out of everybody. We as fans didn’t seem to like Snape much until his end time. When he died, we knew it wasn’t usual. Undoubtedly, his tears said it all that he was the one who protected Harry all these years. It was he who loved Lily Potter. He made us all understand that true love is that which lasts ALWAYS, even if that love gives pain.
SIRIUS BLACK AND REMUS LUPIN
These two friends stayed loyal to their friend James even after his death. Sirius Black who was the Godfather to Harry Potter and Remus Lupin became his mentor who taught him the Patronus Charm. These two became Harry’s strength and guided him to the path where his parents would be proud of him. Indeed, their friendship was undying and stayed eternal even after their death.
The earliest enemy to Harry Potter, we have always seen Draco boasting about his pure blood family. He was always a jealous person, who coveted attention. But then, he was a good one at heart when he stood by Harry if not publicly but by heart during the Battle of Hogwarts.
Who doesn’t adore the villain of the series, the cruel man who cannot be named, Lord Voldemort? Even though he was the villain and we wished for him to die but yes, his presence on-screen was always the perfect definition to darkness and intelligence. No doubt, he was a genius and not an easy one to fight. He was, the ugliest yet one of the most powerful wizards after Albus Dumbledore.
The series has seen many more wonderful characters who played their parts so well. There was Arthur and Molly Weasley who became parents to Harry Potter when he needed a family. We’ve loved Dobby the elf and we’ve also adored Hagrid, the perfect definition to cuteness. We have loved owls and flying brooms, the changing stairs and the speaking wall portraits. We have hated Bellatrix Lestrange but at the same time we have respected Narcissa Malfoy when she saved Harry. For a Potterhead, this series is endless and the reason we believe that friendship and love wins over the darkest of troubles. For Albus Dumbledore said : “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light.”
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