The Harry Potter characters are well developed throughout the entire series and some of them really stand out. The main three characters are, of course, the most developed and include Harry, Ron and Hermione. The book is focused around their adventures and the reader watches them grow from children to adults. There are dozens of other important names in the book as well and almost everyone who is mentioned plays an important role at one point or another. The Harry Potter characters are what make the books so engaging and fun to read for everyone.



Harry Potter is the main character in the Harry Potter series and the book is written from his point of view. He starts off as a normal boy with no knowledge of his own magic powesr or the magical world that he soon discovers in the first book. He is known for his bravery, exceptional defense against the dark arts skills, and his adventurous attitude.


Ronald Weasley is Harry's best friend and they meet early on in the first book. He is one of several Weasley children and feels overshadowed by his olde brothers and best friend throughout the book. He eventually grows up a little and falls in love with Hermione Granger. He plays an important part in several of the adventures throughout the series.


Hermione Granger is the smartest and most skilled student in her age group at Hogwarts. She starts off as a prissy know-it-all but ends up becoming fast friends with Harry and Ron. She falls in love with Ron and goes on several adventures with him and Harry.

Albus Dumbledore

He is the headmaster of Hogwarts and is widely recognized as the most powerful wizard of his time with few others capable of matching his skill and knowledge of magic. He fights against the antagonist Lord Voldemort and does his best to prepare Harry for the struggles in the future. He is murdered by Severus Snape in the sixth book, although things are not exactly as they seem and the reader learns much more about Dumbledore, Snape, and Voldemort in the eigth book.

Lord Voldemort

Born Tom Riddle, he changed his name to Lord Voldemort while attending Hogwarts as a child. He is a very powerful dark wizard known for his ability to manipulate others, using fear and power to control people. He is the main enemy of Harry throughout the book and plays an important role. Readers learn much more about him in the sixth and seventh books than they do in the rest of the series.

- Ryan Todd