J.K. Rowling created many wicked villains for her best-selling fantasy series. In addition to the main antagonist of the story – Lord Voldemort – Harry had to face a number of nasty individuals throughout his adventures at Hogwarts and beyond.
For the most part, these villains were sorted into Slytherin when they first arrived at Hogwarts. Bellatrix Lestrange, Dolores Umbridge, the Malfoys, and the Dark Lord himself were all members of this infamously villainous house. This is understandable given Salazar Slytherin’s emphasis on power, ambition, pride, and the purity of blood.
However, not all Slytherins were evil. The overwhelming majority did not support Voldemort and his followers. And certain individuals – such as Severus Snape, Regulus Black, and Leta Lestrange – were some of the bravest characters in the entire wizarding world.
What’s more, the other three houses were not devoid of nasty characters by any means. Those in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw were perfectly capable of being villainous from time to time. Whilst most of the villains from outside of Slytherin weren’t the most prominent of antagonists, they still caused plenty of difficulties for our heroes…