10 Worst Things Harry Potter Has Ever Done

Thief, bad friend, attempted murderer... Chosen One?

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Harry Potter is quite punk rock, when you think about it. He was a rule breaker - sometimes to a serious fault - but he was the kind of wildcard that was needed to take on not only Voldemort but the institutional corruption of the Ministry Of Magic. Sometimes, it takes a supposedly "bad apple" to take care of the rot.

But was Harry really all that bad? He gets a bad reputation these days for being a bit of a dick, thriving on praise that should have gone to other characters and generally acting both like a brat and a danger to others, but that's sort of to be expected. Not only was Harry the product of intense, inconceivable trauma, he was also literally infected with a slither of the most evil wizard of all time's soul. The fact that he was able to resist being outright evil is actually pretty remarkable.

That said, he did also pull some unforgivable sh*t in his time at Hogwarts - and indeed beyond - and a lot of it gets forgotten JUST because he saved the world. It's one rule for the Boy Who Lived and one for everyone else. Incidentally, some would say that he's also out of order for dating his best friend's sister, but Ron doesn't own Ginny and she can make her own decisions. He's done far worse than that...

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