Vote for the greatest Harry Potter characters

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is just around the corner, and with it a whole new array of J.K. Rowling characters, from hero Newt Scamander to the wonderfully named Seraphina Picquery to Gala Dinner Guest (we may have looked that last one up on IMDb). So to celebrate we thought we’d take stock of the Rowling cinematic universe so far, figuring out which wizards, Muggles and creatures from the Harry Potter movies have made the biggest impact. Rather than consult a sorting hat — to be honest, we couldn’t find one — we’re throwing the decisions over to you, the Empire readers. So get busy thinking and let us know which characters put the greatest spell on you.

To help you decide, here’s a list of characters. But feel free to cast a vote for anyone (or anything — yes, you can vote for Scabbers the rat, Aragog or even the Sorting Hat itself), no matter how obscure. So list your top ten characters in descending order below. Dumbledore’s Army, assemble!