Poll: Most Badass Harry Potter Heroines

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The Harry Potter series has been one of the most popular books and movies for almost twenty years. Fans of the wizarding world enjoy rereading and watching the series whenever they can, so the magic can stay alive.

From the wise, all-knowing Albus Dumbledore to the noble, quirky and courageous house elf, Dobby, there are plenty of characters who readers can look up to throughout the "Harry Potter" books.

Readers mostly look at the three main characters, Harry, Ron and Hermione, and learn from their experiences throughout the book.

For female fanatics, the character who readers strive to be most like is Hermione Granger, the smartest witch in her class. Hermione isn't just smart; she embodies the perfect woman: wise, courageous, and not afraid to be who she is, a muggle-born witch.

Hermione is Harry and Ron's go-to companion when they need help getting out of a sticky situation.

However, there are other heroines in Harry Potter that readers tend to overlook. A recent article on EmptyLighthouse highlighted five of the most badass Harry Potter heroines that are often pushed aside by Hermione Granger.

Minerva McGonagall made the top of the list with her impeccable vocabulary, wit, poise, and her constant lip against Dolores Umbridge.

Ginny Weasley found her way in the second spot, being admired for her courage, strength, and involvement in overthrowing Voldemort in the Second Wizarding War.

Luna Lovegood is third on the list, who is admired by readers for not changing who she is, despite being called "Loony Lovegood." She also totally got punched in the face by a Death Eater during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, and handled it like a champ.

Molly Weasley made fourth on the list for being a true matriarch, and being a mother to everyone, especially Harry.

Not only did she do her part in the First and Second Order of the Phoenix, but she completely annihilated Bellatrix Lestrange, becoming one of the most badass women in the Harry Potter series.

The last woman on the list was Bellatrix Lestrange, which may come as a shock, but needs some respect. Bellatrix was one of the few, most-feared female Death Eaters in history, and was Voldemort's go-to for hiding pieces of his soul.

Nothing better than a woman with power.