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Who Really Had The Most Tragic Story In Harry Potter?

J.K. Rowling gets real, man. Real real.

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Moaning Myrtle

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She was murdered by a giant snake when she was 12 and was so traumatized by it that she spent the rest of her existence haunting toilets and sobbing loudly. That's gotta count for something.

The Longbottoms

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These are lumped together because they shared the same terrible fate: Bellatrix Lestrange tortured both of them so hard their brains addled. Lily and James Potter were tragically young when they met their end, but there's something especially twisted about Neville growing up knowing his parents were alive but...not quite reachable.

George Weasley, Post-Fred

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George Weasley before the death of his brother was inseparable with his twin and the center of the party in any room. George Weasley after the death of his brother could probably never feel good looking in a mirror again.

Sirius Black

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Friendship and adventure were everything to this dude, but then his best friend was murdered. Like, even the chillest of wizards can't survive being thrown into wizard jail for 12 years surrounded by creatures who chip away at souls. Oh, and reminder: He only got like two years of fake freedom before he died. Or rather fell into a mysterious veil that Jo never fully explained.

Remus Lupin

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Oh, where do I start. Sweet Remus. Just think about this: Death was the best thing that ever happened to this guy. He got to rejoin his best friends/soulmates after decades of torment (inner and otherwise), ostracization, and watching those aforementioned besties murder each other. Literally the only con was leaving his infant son behind.

Tom Riddle

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Like Snape and like Harry, Lord Voldemort (née Tom Riddle) was raised in pretty bleak circumstances. Unlike those two, of course, he chose to use his as motivation to become a supervillain. Some might say that's some pretty intense scarring?

Severus Snape

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Oof, this dude's a tough one: We've established that he was kind of a mega-dick to everyone around him, but the suckage present in his life is also kind of undeniable. It also started pretty early, and he's part of the Harry and Voldemort terrible brotherhood of dudes with terrible childhoods. He was bullied his entire life, from his father to his peers at school, and then became a bully himself. The woman he saw as the love of his life left him (note: for good reason) and then married someone else and died, and that motivates the rest of his actions that eventually lead to him getting nommed by a giant snake.

  1. So who had it the worst?

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    Moaning Myrtle
    The Longbottoms
    George Weasley
    Sirius Black
    Remus Lupin
    Tom Riddle
    Severus Snape
    Harry Potter

Who Really Had The Most Tragic Story In Harry Potter?

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