Hate is a strong word, we know, but there are a few characters in the Harry Potter canon that we simply don’t like, no matter which side they ultimately fall on.

We aren’t really highlighting the classic villains in this tale today, because quite honestly, some of those characters – Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, Severus Snape – are incredibly entertaining. Even if we are rooting against them (and we are), there is something about them that intrigues us and stretches beyond just pure evilness. Voldemort’s shades of vulnerability, perhaps, or Bellatrix’s over-the-top obsessive love for the Dark Lord. And don’t get ...

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