So remember a few months ago when the topic of Top Ten Tuesday was Favorite Villains? I totally took on a Harry Potter theme with that. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Favorite Characters and I thought, hmmm, I totally want to take that on Harry-Potter style, but with a twist. I’ve decided to focus on the minor characters, because we all know that if it included ALL of the characters half my list would be Harry, Ron, and Hermoine.
Top 10 Minor Harry Potter Characters
1. Neville Longbottom
Why? YOU GUYS! NEVILLE IS SUCH A BADASS! Like, how can you not fall a little bit in love with him after reading The Deathly Hallows or every time he loses Trevor or when he stands up to his friends. Sigh. NEVILLE ILY CALL ME!
2. Molly Weasley
Why? You guys, when Molly Weasley said ‘Not my daughter you bitch!’ to Bellatrix in Deathly Hallows I practically threw my book in the air I was so excited and fist pumping like never before. OMG I fricken LOVE Molly Weasley.
3. Draco Malfoy
Why? I have never laughed so hard at a literary insult as I have at this quote from The Sorcerer’s Stone: ‘Longbottom, if brains were gold you’d be poorer than Weasley, and that’s saying something.’ Say what you will about Draco Malfoy, but man is he good at the BURN.
Why?: Okay, confession: I thought Dobby was hella annoying at first. BUT THEN you guys he is so goddamned loyal and SIGH SOB SIGH. I am incoherent at this.
5. Fred and George Weasley
Why?: Seriously the twins might as well be one person. My love for the Weasley twins is based on how they don’t take themselves too seriously AND also? The pranks they pulled on Dolores Umbridge.
6. Professor Minerva McGonagall
Why?: Son, let me tell you something. Just because McGonagall is old and a woman doesn’t mean she can’t kick ass. In fact, she is probably the MOST badass professor. When Dumbledore leaves, she stays loyal to him. Plus, she calls things as they are. I just LOVE HER FACE.
Why?: Yo, Buckbeak totes gave Draco Malfoy what he deserved, the sniveling bastard.
8. Lee Jordan
Why?: OMG the way he commentates the Quidditch matches with insults of the other teams, but especially Slytherin, I love that noise and crack up every time I read it in the book and see it in the movie. This lady appreciates snark.
9. Madame Pomfrey
Why?: Girl knows the power of chocolate in curing ills. I am so down with that, even though I’m not like a HUGE chocolate fan, I’d much rather eat some chocolate than take a pill.
Why?: Yo, I am not a cat person, but I admire and have mad respect for Crookshanks because he knew the deal about Scabbers before ANYONE else did, that is worthy of respect and props to me.