Harry Potter: 10 Low-Key Heroes Everyone Forgets About

There’s some debate about who the clear hero of the Harry Potter franchise would be. The titular character, of course, has a claim to the title, but so does Hermione (without whom, Harry would be long dead), Dumbledore himself (despite some manipulations), even Minerva McGonagall (who is a clear fan-favorite). However, there are some heroes who also get very little credit for all the good they do in this world.
Whether it is villainous characters who have heroic moments, minor characters who have a surprisingly big impact on the story, or straight-up heroes who just don’t get enough credit, these are the unsung good guys of the Harry Potter franchise.

Regulus Black – Stole A Horcrux


Regulus Black is not actually seen alive in the series, and is only mentioned in passing. Sirius mentions him when talking about his family, and later on, the Golden Trio discover that Regulus turned on Voldemort and the Death Eaters later in life.

Viktor Krum – Pointed Harry To The Deathly Hallows


Krum is a major player in the franchise only in The Goblet of Fire, and his main contribution to the series is often seen as sparking jealousy between Hermione and Ron. However, he reappears at Bill and Fleur’s wedding, where he becomes angry at seeing Xenophilius Lovegood wearing the symbol of the Deathly Hallows, and tells Harry about it.

Florean Fortescue – Gave Harry Some Much-Needed Love

Florean Fortescue barely appears in the movies, but in the books, he becomes a real friend to Harry. The owner of the Diagon Alley ice cream parlor, he provides Harry with a place to work on homework when staying at the Leaky Cauldron. More than that, he also gives him help with his work, and free ice cream.

Colin Creevey – Helped Hermione Figure Out The Basilisk


Colin Creevey exists largely as a comic annoyance, and later, a tragic footnote when he dies at the Battle of Hogwarts. However, as one of the students who was first petrified by the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets, he was instrumental in helping Hermione (and in turn, Harry) figure out what was harming the students.

Filius Flitwick – At The Battle Of Hogwarts


Charms Professor Filius Flitwick just doesn’t get enough credit, despite being an active participant in all the major battles of the series. He fought against Voldemort in both Wizarding Wars, subtly undermined Umbridge along with the other teachers, fought in the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Kingsley Shacklebolt – Warned The Golden Trio At The Wedding


Kingsley Shacklebolt is, admittedly, a recognized member of the Order of the Phoenix, and even becomes Minister of Magic after the Second Wizarding War. In many ways, he is seen as a true hero of the franchise, but one of his most impactful actions is often forgotten – warning the wedding guests so the Golden Trio could flee.

Arabella Figg – Lied To The Court For Harry


Harry’s Squib neighbor, Arabella Figg, only has a small part in the franchise. She looks after Harry sometimes when he is a child, but she also vouches for him in his trial for the use of underage magic. She stands up to give testimony in front of a full Wizengamot, despite how terrifying this was – made more so by the fact that she lied. She could not see Dementors, as a Squib, but claimed she could to help Harry win his case.

Lee Jordan – Hosted Potterwatch


Lee Jordan, Fred and George Weasley’s friend and Quidditch commentator at Hogwarts, is usually seen as just some comic relief in Quidditch matches, but he’s more of a hero than many think. During the Second Wizarding War, Lee hosts the Potterwatch broadcast, rallying the resistance and offering helpful information.

Kreacher – Not Just A Bad Elf


Of the named House Elves in the Harry Potter franchise, fans love Dobby as a tragic hero, but often forget about Kreacher – or even see him as a villain. The Black House Elf definitely does have some villainous qualities, and his part in the death of Sirius should not be underplayed, but his actions in the end were clearly heroic.

Narcissa Malfoy – Saves Harry


Narcissa Malfoy is usually considered a villain in the Harry Potter franchise – a Malfoy, a Death Eater, and a woman whose odious beliefs seem clear from the start. Despite all this, though, she was something of a hero in the end.

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