The Death Toll in Harry Potter
The Harry Potter series has captivated readers around the world with its magical world and beloved characters. But the series is not without its darker moments, and the death toll in the books is quite high. According to Wikipedia, over 158 characters died over the course of the Harry Potter books.
This number includes deaths as insignificant as the spider Mad Eye Moody Avada Kedavra’d, but it still leaves us with a significant body count. Some of the more significant deaths include:
• Cedric Diggory: Cedric was a Hogwarts student who was killed by Voldemort during the Triwizard Tournament. His death was a major turning point in the series, as it was the first time that Voldemort had killed someone in front of Harry.
• Sirius Black: Sirius was Harry’s godfather and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. He was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. His death was a major blow to Harry, as Sirius was one of the few people who truly understood him.
• Albus Dumbledore: Dumbledore was the headmaster of Hogwarts and a powerful wizard. He was killed by Severus Snape during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. His death was a major shock to the wizarding world, as Dumbledore was widely respected and beloved.
• Remus Lupin: Lupin was a professor at Hogwarts and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. He was killed by Fenrir Greyback during the Battle of Hogwarts. His death was a major blow to Harry, as Lupin had been a father figure to him.
• Fred Weasley: Fred was one of the Weasley twins and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. He was killed by an explosion during the Battle of Hogwarts. His death was a major blow to the entire Weasley family, as Fred was the beloved brother of Ron and George.
The death toll in Harry Potter is quite high, and it serves as a reminder of the dangers that the characters face in their fight against Voldemort. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of friendship and loyalty, as many of the characters who died were those who had shown great courage and loyalty in the face of danger.