After 70,000 votes, your favorite Harry Potter character is ...

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Scott Edelman
Dec 15, 2012

Sorry, Hermione—you're not everyone's favorite Harry Potter character after all. Because after 70,000 votes were cast in a survey run by Bloomsbury, the UK book publisher, 20 percent of the votes went to ... Severus Snape!

Surprisingly, Harry Potter—J.K. Rowling's own personal favorite—came in fourth.

Here are the top 40 in order:

1. Severus Snape

2. Hermione Granger

3. Sirius Black

4. Harry Potter

5. Ron Weasley

6. Luna Lovegood

7. Ginny Weasley

8. Albus Dumbledore

9. Dobby

10. Draco Malfoy

11. Remus Lupin

12. Neville Longbottom

13. Fred Weasley

14. Bellatrix Lestrange

15. Minerva McGonagall

16. Rubeus Hagrid

17. Lord Voldemort

18. Nymphadora Tonks

19. Gilderoy Lockhart

20. George Weasley

21. James Potter

22. Hedwig

23. Lily Potter

24. Lucius Malfoy

25. Molly Weasley

26. Cedric Diggory

27. Alastor Moody

28. Arthur Weasley

29. Kreacher

30. Dementors

31. Dolores Umbridge

32. Moaning Myrtle

33. Sybill Trelawney

34. Rita Skeeter

35. Filius Flitwick

36. Argus Filch

37. Dudley Dursley

38. Vincent Crabbe

39. Gregory Goyle

40. Cornelius Fudge

Did the 70,000 voters get it right? Or is the list missing some magic?

(via The Guardian)