Harry Potter: Ranking All Defence Against The Dark Arts Teachers From Worst To Best

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The Wizarding World is a strange place.

As the name suggests, it is a universe full of witches and wizards, as well as odd creatures, secret societies and dark forces of evil. One of the weirdest things in all of J.K. Rowling's world however, is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft of Wizardry.

While children from magical families look forward to their tenth birthday and their Hogwarts acceptance letter, kids from muggle families like Hermione Granger are pretty much thrown in the deep end, receiving their letter before even learning of the existence of magic.

In place of the likes of Maths, Science, and English, the children suddenly swap to the likes of Potions, Herbology, and of course, Defence Against the Dark Arts. Even at the best of times, this would surely be terrifying to a class of school kids, but surely even more so when the teacher's position is supposedly cursed.

Throughout his seven years at Hogwarts, Harry Potter was taught by no fewer than six different Defence Against the Dark Arts teachers, a number that would have been higher had Harry not spent his final year off searching for Horcruxes.

Though all of these teachers affected him some way, it was only the vast minority that were anything close to positive.


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