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Top 100 Harry Potter Characters by Mention

Name the top 100 characters in Harry Potter ordered by the number of mentions each one has in the series.
For families, first names are required. (For example, typing "Weasley" won't give you a bunch of answers)
Includes animals, pets, ghosts, etc..., but no inanimate objects
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 13, 2015
Times taken231,834
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Answer
18,956
Harry Potter
6,464
Ron Weasley
5,486
Hermione Granger
2,421
Albus Dumbledore
2,024
Rubeus Hagrid
1,956
Severus Snape
1,797
Voldemort
1,471
Sirius Black
1,198
Draco Malfoy
920
Fred Weasley
864
Remus Lupin
821
George Weasley
810
Neville Longbottom
780
Arthur Weasley
771
Ginny Weasley
770
Minerva McGonagall
722
Molly Weasley
637
Dolores Umbridge
583
Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody
530
Vernon Dursley
493
Cornelius Fudge
486
Peter Pettigrew
469
Dobby
467
Dudley Dursley
432
Horace Slughorn
426
Percy Weasley
356
Luna Lovegood
353
Cedric Diggory
314
Petunia Dursley
312
Kreacher
302
Bill Weasley
295
Bartemius Crouch, Sr.
288
Argus Filch
277
Viktor Krum
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Answer
262
Gilderoy Lockhart
262
Sybill Trelawney
258
Fleur Delacour
249
Lucius Malfoy
246
Ludo Bagman
242
Nymphadora Tonks
228
Gregory Goyle
224
Vincent Crabbe
220
Bellatrix Lestrange
215
Cho Chang
212
Dean Thomas
208
Oliver Wood
204
Hedwig
190
James Potter
188
Rita Skeeter
179
Seamus Finnigan
165
Igor Karkaroff
164
Peeves
162
Winky
162
Crookshanks
156
Poppy Pomfrey
153
Rufus Scrimgeour
147
Mundungus Fletcher
141
Lavender Brown
140
Griphook
140
Filius Flitwick
136
Buckbeak
135
Angelina Johnson
133
Parvati Patil
127
Lily Potter
124
Xenophilius Lovegood
123
Nearly Headless Nick
122
Quirinus Quirrell
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Answer
119
Moaning Myrtle
117
Garrick Ollivander
116
Katie Bell
112
Olympe Maxime
110
Charlie Weasley
109
Lee Jordan
106
Kingsley Shacklebolt
105
Fang
102
Fenrir Greyback
92
Ernie MacMillan
90
Pomona Sprout
89
Phineas Nigellus Black
89
Narcissa Malfoy
85
Stan Shunpike
79
Aberforth Dumbledore
77
Bathilda Bagshot
77
Colin Creevey
76
Amos Diggory
75
Firenze
75
Grawp
73
Marge Dursley
73
Gellert Grindelwald
73
Cormac McLaggen
72
The Fat Lady
70
Salazar Slytherin
68
Marvolo Gaunt
68
Bob Ogden
68
Pansy Parkinson
64
Fawkes
63
Frank Bryce
63
Morfin Gaunt
63
Godric Gryffindor
62
Elphias Doge
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Level 93
Jan 13, 2015
Good quiz! Olympe Maxime is spelled incorrectly though.
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Level 82
Jan 13, 2015
Thanks! And fixed.
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Level 68
Feb 14, 2015
Nice one, and much tougher than I expected! Umbridge's first name should be spelled Dolores, though.
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Level ∞
Feb 17, 2015
Fixed
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Level 76
Feb 23, 2015
Fun quiz. Can't believe the ones I got and the ones I missed. Missed Luna and Xeno Lovegood, but got Fang and The Fat Lady. I was really surprised that Buckbeak was mentioned that many times.
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Level 15
Sep 20, 2016
I missed Fang and The Fat Lady, but got Luna and Xeno Lovegood
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Level 33
Oct 29, 2022
Maybe add the dark lord, he who must not be named, and You know who for Voldemort
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2015
I missed some that I knew, and I missed some that I knew the character I wanted, just couldn't remember the first name (Mrs Dursley & Mrs Malfoy as 2 examples). Kreacher I just couldn't remember. I guess "that elf from Sirius' house" wouldn't work? Haha. Fun quiz.
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Level 84
Mar 5, 2015
Makes since that this quiz would exist. They already had a similar one on the Bible.
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Level 76
Mar 5, 2015
I missed your point completely. They have lots of similar quizzes here on characters from other books or movies. Why would you specify the Bible?
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Level 84
Mar 5, 2015
Quizzes like this? On the front page? I can't think of any other than those two.

This seems appropriate to me because of the many similarities. Overlong, overrated tomes. Elaborate works of fiction with many pages and many characters but questionable literary merit; but nonetheless legion of enthusiastic fans. And I sort of wonder if in 2000 years or so they'll be similarly regarded by history. ...either because of Potter's growing significance, or the Bible's diminishing relevance and drift toward the realm of mythology, I intentionally left the comment open for interpretation.

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Level 84
Mar 5, 2015
and "like this" = quizzes on the top 100 characters in a work of fiction/book ordered by number of mentions found in the text.
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Level 84
Mar 5, 2015
That was a fine explanation, Kal.
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Level 72
Dec 11, 2019
@kal: You should maybe edit your original comment. Took me a while to realize you made a typo, since you rarely do. The comment didn't "make since" to me me at first. ;) Great parallels between Harry Potter and the Bible, though!
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Level 84
Dec 12, 2019
the edit feature is only available for the first 24 hours or so I think. Too late.
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Level 89
Mar 5, 2015
The last one I got was #7 on the list. Couldn't figure out who I was missing that was that high. I wonder if this list used every reference to him, or only when they actually used his name...
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Level 56
Mar 28, 2016
Took me longer than I would like to admit to figure out who else could possibly be mentioned that often too!
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Level 66
Jun 16, 2019
Well he shouldnt be mentioned should he..
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Level 62
Jan 11, 2022
You mean Riddle?
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Level 13
Mar 5, 2015
That was the best quiz I have taken for a while, I got 68! I'm really angry with the ones I missed because I should of got them! Good quiz : )
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Level 69
Mar 5, 2015
Forgot some obvious ones, oh well. You should accept Sir Nicholas for Nearly Headless Nick.
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Level 86
Mar 5, 2015
Or just Nick, that worked for me.
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Level 76
Mar 5, 2015
Surprised not to see Mrs. Norris, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and the Bloody Baron. Surely they were mentioned more often than Bob Ogden.
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Level 82
Mar 5, 2015
If you check the source link above, it gives the total number of mentions for the top 200, but just to answer your questions:

Mrs. Norris = 59 (which would put her at #102)

Rowena Ravenclaw = 28

Helga Hufflepuff = 14

Bloody Baron = 24

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Level 50
Apr 22, 2022
Mrs. Norris really surprised me, I feel like she was mentioned a lot when I read through the books.
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Level 30
Aug 23, 2022
It's just barely out of the top 100.
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Level 67
Mar 5, 2015
And there was me thinking that Xenophilius Lovegood would be an obscure answer!
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Level 33
Mar 6, 2015
Wow, that had to be calculated by someone with no friends.
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Level 26
Jan 4, 2022
that's mean saying someone doesn't have any friends
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Level 70
Jan 11, 2022
It actually sounds like it would take like 15 minutes with a computer/
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Level 36
Mar 7, 2015
no Nagini?
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Level 56
Mar 28, 2016
Was surprised she wasn't on here too.
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Level 70
Mar 9, 2015
Fun quiz! Is that really true that Merope Gaunt didn't make the top hundred?
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Level 82
Mar 10, 2015
Merope came in with a whopping 32 references by name, which is one more than Nicholas Flamel and Mary Cattermole, but two less than Antonin Dolohov and Ernie Prang.
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Level 70
Mar 10, 2015
I wonder if this is only looking at actual names being used. I imagine if "Voldamort's mother" or "Voldamort's snake" counted as being mentioned, then both of those characters would would beat out Morfin or Bob Ogden. But, nevertheless, it was a lot of fun. I can't believe some of the ones that I missed. Thanks Quizmaster.
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Level 53
Dec 18, 2020
you spelled voldemort wrong
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Level 38
Jun 17, 2015
How long did this take to make?!
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Level 18
Aug 11, 2015
I missed Sirius Black!!!!!!!
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Level 14
Nov 14, 2015
took 25 tries but finally got 100%
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Level 40
Feb 12, 2016
Why isnt Nagini on the list? I think she appears a few times
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Level 33
Mar 18, 2016
I tried Merope and when it wasn't there I didn't try the others :'( Great quiz though!
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Level 62
May 20, 2016
Firenze the centaur was mentioned that many times? Really?
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Level 67
Dec 11, 2022
He was featured prominently in at least the first book, if not also the second. And then when Trelawney got sacked, he took over divination in year 5 and I believe stayed on longer but without much mention. Because Trelawney was fired but was not required to leave the grounds. Can't remember if she was reinstated after Umbridge was ousted
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Level 65
May 31, 2016
It says last names wont give all the answers but it accepts 'Dumbledore' for Albus Dumbledore and Aberforth is mentioned. Thus 'Dumbledore' shouldn't be an answer. It should be Albus and Aberforth as their own anwers.
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Level 28
Nov 29, 2016
True, but lots of people typically think of Albus Dumbledore as Dumbledore because that's what everyone calls him.
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Level 43
Jun 15, 2016
:) harry and ron are 100% but hermione is 99%
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Level 88
Jul 4, 2017
Maybe because Harry and Ron are much easier to spell.
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Level 73
Jun 15, 2016
I can't believe i missed Malfoy!!!!
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Level 63
Aug 11, 2016
I just started watching the Harry Potter movies. I've seen the first three films so far (I've actually seen those before though). Maybe I'll do better after I'm done with all of them.
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Level 34
Jul 6, 2017
The films don't show OR name half of these characters. You're better off reading the books ;)
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Level 66
Jun 16, 2019
well that sounds like an argument not to read the books. Dozens of names that dont really have impact on the plot. More names is not allways better. Especially when names are thrown left and right without a decent background story and later suddenly it is about "name" and you think who of the many names I ve read was that again. I have had that happen often, in many books.
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2022
I've read the books 5+ times and watched the movies 2-3 times, and in my opinion the books are better. I read the books before I watched the movies, and the stuff they left out really surprised me. I understand that they're on a budget and have to get to things quickly, but it was still surprising. I highly recommend the books, and the movies are still great nonetheless. It's an awesome, well-developed series :)
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Level 55
Aug 31, 2016
Loved the quiz! Maybe accept "Witherwings" for "Buckbeak"? :)
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Level 71
Jan 7, 2017
Really though, who calls him that?
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Level 59
Jun 9, 2017
Agreed, that's really obscure.
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Level 83
Sep 11, 2016
I thought I did quite well with 51 (even if I somehow managed to miss Draco, thinking I'd already got him), but turns out that only just gets me out of the lowest tercile. Clearly the bulk of people taking this quiz are more than casual readers of the series.
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2022
Jetpunk users are pure madness. "I gotta know everything about everything"
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2017
Kinda weird that some characters that only have an appearance in one book (plus some cameos in another) have more mentions than Nagini...

But then again, she is only known as "Voldy's snake pet" for a long time.

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Level 44
Jan 29, 2017
Not sure how I remembered Cormac McLaggen and Amos Diggory but forgot Lockhart and Kinglsey!? Also I put in 'Black' legitimately thinking of Phineas...oh well
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Level 36
Feb 27, 2017
There are certainly some surprises there. Winky? Amos? Fang?

I feel sorry for the person who had to count all this

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Level 67
Apr 7, 2017
Bob Odgen? The wizard who meets Morfin Gaunt for Law Enforcement? Isnt Bloody Baron mentioned more?
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Level 38
Apr 16, 2017
I'm surprised that Nagini and Binns aren't on this list.
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Level 77
May 13, 2017
I forgot Ginny and Lupin somehow.
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Level 62
May 29, 2017
Really? Nagini the snake doesn't make the list?!?!?
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Level 67
Dec 11, 2022
She was technically only mentioned after book 4 or 5 when Voldemort returned to physical form of his own. Though Fantastic Beasts will have us believe that she's been around longer than Voldemort...
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Level 62
May 29, 2017
Nicholas as in Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington should work. I didn't think of typing in Nearly Headless Nick - I went for the first full name of his name.
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Level 58
Jul 4, 2017
I could name 3
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Level 84
Jul 4, 2017
He-who-must-not-be-named (more than 1800 times?)
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2017
Why is this on the front page? Why is it at the top of the front page? It's such a niche quiz.
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Level 34
Jul 6, 2017
So are any of the Geography quizzes on the front page. I couldn't hit half of THOSE answers, but HP is known enough worldwide that I could answer almost all of these.
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Level 66
Jun 16, 2019
Yea you could say that about nearly every genre, sports, music.
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Level 64
Jul 5, 2017
The average is 50! Bloody Hell. Was pleased with my 5.
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Level 83
Jul 5, 2017
Am I completely not seeing Padma Patil? How did her sister get so many more mentions?
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Level 73
Dec 11, 2019
Because Parvati was in Gryffindor, like the main characters, while Padma was in Ravenclaw, so we didn't see her nearly as much.
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Level 43
Jul 5, 2017
I thought of Fawkes, but for the life of me couldn't remember his name, nice quiz though!
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Level 66
Jun 16, 2019
I tried phoenix...
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Level 27
Aug 16, 2017
longer time please
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Level 47
Sep 1, 2017
HOW DID I MISS NEVILLE!!
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Level 14
Sep 25, 2017
4.55 left.
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Level 6
Oct 4, 2017
hello im a harry potter fa too
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Level 6
Oct 4, 2017
pretty good. i missed sirius. i don't know how. i'm reading the order of the pheonix right now. didn't think to name some pets
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Level 66
Jun 16, 2019
It is in the description. But I think you arent the only one that didnt read it. Looking at the scores (crookshanks 35% for instance)
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Level 78
Oct 18, 2017
Good quiz. I had a problem with whether the first name or surname was required so missed some that way.
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Level 6
Nov 24, 2017
play my quizes
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Level 67
Jan 11, 2022
no
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Level 23
May 20, 2018
Can't believe I forgot Hagrid...
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Level 24
Jun 3, 2018
who did count that? :D
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Level 67
Dec 11, 2019
Control F "Insert Character Name"
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Level 44
Jun 27, 2018
I am officially an absolute failure. I missed Voldemort.
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Level 53
Dec 18, 2020
Better than me, i missed dobby, voldemort, and hagrid i got a 35%
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Level 39
Dec 15, 2018
got 92..forgot mcgonagall though lol
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Level 76
Dec 18, 2018
Spoiler, but how do you count when Professor Moody was actually Barty Crouch, Jr.?
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Level 69
Apr 3, 2019
For being the one who should not be named, there are a lot of mentions of Voldemort.
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Level 91
Apr 15, 2019
Can't believe that I actually forgot about Snape. . .
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Level 82
Apr 15, 2019
Handy that The Fat Lady was just called The Fat Lady. Never would have remembered her name!
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Level 71
Apr 15, 2019
Who is Elphias Doge?
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Level 76
Jan 11, 2022
Friend of Dumbledore, was mentioned in Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2022
During Fleur and Bill's marriage he was there and talked to Harry (disguised as a red-headed so-called "Weasley") about growing up with Dumbledore at Hogwarts and essentially their life story together. He also wrote an obituary in the Daily Prophet that Harry reads.
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Level 59
May 26, 2019
Great! Shouldn't Aragog be there though?
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2022
If it isnt, probably shoudn't. Hahaha The source says Aragog has 49 mentions.
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Level 58
May 27, 2019
I am truly shocked that Marge Dursley is more mentioned than Salazar Slytherin
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Level 65
Dec 12, 2019
That makes me HIGHLY suspect of the veracity of these counts. I'd wager Marge Dursley isn't mentioned more than half the times listed.
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2022
While Marge wasn't actively present in the series very much, she was mentioned a few times by Harry when he was thinking about his summers at the Dursley's. You also have to think about the scolding he got for breaking the Statute of Secrecy, which a few people talked to him about. It does seem very strange that she was mentioned more than the Fat Lady, Madam Rosemerta and Ms. Norris.
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Level 66
Jun 16, 2019
as a non potter fan I got 35, not bad imo. And I got the fat lady :) myrtle and pomfrey ( no idea where that came from...) and filch
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Level 78
Aug 25, 2019
i shouldve gotten them all but I FORGOT HAGRID
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Level 51
Feb 24, 2020
The source link is broken :( Do you have another link to the source?
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2020
Changed the link to an archive.org link.
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Level 70
Mar 27, 2020
Great quiz!! Missed a few but I got Morfin Gaunt! I checked the source was shocked that Frank Bryce is mentioned more times than Madame Rosemerta!! 🌹❗
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Level 73
Apr 25, 2020
I was expecting Aragog to make the list
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Level 9
Jun 24, 2020
I miss Ginny !!!
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Level 31
Jul 3, 2020
I got all of them apart from bathilda bagshot and firenze :(
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Level 34
Dec 4, 2020
I know so many characters but can't remember names. Looks like I need to re read Harry Potter
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Level 74
Feb 22, 2021
I'm very amused that The Fat Lady wound up on here
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Level 74
Feb 24, 2021
Dobby and Winky would probably be much lower on the list if he talked in first person
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Level 53
Mar 26, 2021
I got Kreacher and then looked to see where he was ranked. Couldn't find him. What is this trickery?
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Level 55
Apr 29, 2021
grindelwald and mclaggen need to be swapped
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Level 53
May 10, 2021
Man, You-Know-Who and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named should be accepted for Voldemort ...
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Level 25
May 25, 2021
Yeah
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Level 61
Jun 23, 2021
I'm proud that I got 20,even I speak mandarin
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Level 50
Aug 14, 2021
I forgot Peter, Ollivander and Grinderlwald but got Marvolo, Morfin and Elphias. Wow
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Level 26
Sep 6, 2021
I loved this quiz and i got 83 C: it was such a fun quiz
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Level 32
Nov 30, 2021
I got Morfin but not Percy or Cedric? I need to reread/watch the Harry Potter stuff.
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Level 58
Jan 3, 2022
Having read Harry Potter on a different language made this quiz much harder than expected. I couldnt remember the name Crookshanks in english for my life. And Dudleys father is Vernon?! I know him as Walter Dursdley! So weird
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Level 20
Jun 23, 2022
In which language did you read the books?
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2022
Portuguese
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Level 71
Jan 4, 2022
Surprised to not see Gandalf here
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Level 59
Jan 11, 2022
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Level 59
Jan 11, 2022
Do Animagi's animal form count towards their mentions? For instance, does a Scabbers mention constitute a Pettigrew mention?
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Level 40
Apr 1, 2022
Why not accept Nearly Headless Nick as Sir Nicholas as he said he prefers Sir Nicholas himself, in the movie ;)
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Level 50
Apr 22, 2022
I forgot Slughorn! My favorite teacher from the series!
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Level 76
May 3, 2022
I knew his first name was Frank, couldn't remember Bryce for the life of me, kept getting him confused with Bertha Jorkins.
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Level 58
May 15, 2022
I got Rufus Scrimgeor but missed the Dursleys...
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Level 66
May 27, 2022
When a character was mentioned using polyjuice potion, do you count it as the character portrayed, the actual character, or whatever shows up in the book? (e.g.-Barty Crouch Jr. posing as Alastor Moody in Goblet of Fire)
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Level 30
Aug 23, 2022
slightly surprised that fred appeared nearly 100 times more than george
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Level 26
Sep 23, 2022
we need clues!
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Level 47
Nov 11, 2022
Why'd I type Shakespeare?
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Level 23
Nov 18, 2022
How is Hagrid mentioned more than Snape?? Also, 'Crab' is a type-in for Crabbe, which is a little weird. I can't believe I remembered Elphias but forgot Krum and Fudge...
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Level 23
Jan 11, 2023
Also, I was surprized that Nagini wasn't on the list. (look at my name)
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Level 64
Feb 1, 2023
If the instructions specify that "inanimate objects" aren't included, shouldn't that include the Fat Lady, who was just a painting (that talked)? She wasn't a pet or ghost as far as I remember from the lore...just a painting.