Throughout all of the Harry Potter installments, we’ve been introduced to dozens of characters. Because J.K. Rowling is so good at world-building and character development, fans feel like they have a good understanding even of side characters who are only mentioned periodically.

This has led to a lot of lists ranking the witches and wizards that are ostensibly the most powerful in the Potterverse. These lists tend to miss an important detail, though — not all of the characters are human. So how different would those lists look if we included all magical beings, and not just witches and wizards?

For this list, we’re going by the official Rowling-approved definition of ‘being.’ According to Fantastic Beasts ...

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