Harry Potter: Ranking Every Death Eater From Worst To Best

Draco turned out to be pretty useless, really.

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Harry Potter is one of the most beloved stories in recent memories. Both the books and movies immerse the audience into a world of witchcraft and wizardry, making us fall in love with the magic, the characters, and just about every aspect there is.

As much as the boy who lived is adored, a story is often only as good as its villain. There had to be someone evil and maniacal enough to put Harry in danger. A big enough obstacle in his way that when he ultimately prevailed it would feel earned and satisfying.

In Lord Voldemort, J.K. Rowling hit a home run, creating a legendary antagonist forever to be remembered as one of the best of the bad guys. However, on his own, Tom Marvolo Riddle couldn't have become the same caliber of big bad he ultimately did. Like Harry needed Dumbledore's army, Voldemort needed his death eaters - unquestioning disciples to do the dark lord's bidding.

There are some that You-Know-Who was right to put his faith in, and others he would come to regret. Those that helped his cause and moved him closer toward his goal of dominion over the wizarding world, and those that were all but passengers on his rise to, and fall from glory.

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