Harry Potter World Cup: Dobby Vs. Kingsley

Welcome to MTV’s Harry Potter World Cup! We’ve selected 64 of the best “Harry Potter” characters and matched them up in a series of duels for a chance at magical glory, but it’s up to YOU to decide who the greatest “Potter” character of all time is in this pool of wizards and witches. Will the Death Eaters destroy Hogwarts, or will good triumph over evil? In the end, the choice is yours, so keep voting at MTV Movies Blog and make your voice heard!

There’s no shortage of fan-favorite characters in the Privet Drive division, from Neville and McGonagall to the Boy Who Lived himself. But perhaps none have surprised us with such an awesome display of early momentum as Dobby the House Elf, who easily defeated Dean Thomas in the first round. But does Dobby have enough tricks up his sleeve to defeat a member of the Order of the Phoenix?

Voting for all second round match-ups will close on Friday, July 1 at 12:01 AM EST, so make sure to start voting now. You can follow all of the duels right here.

(6) Dobby the House Elf vs. (14) Kingsley Shacklebolt
Few characters in the “Harry Potter” series have warmed our hearts and cooled them in one fell swoop like Dobby has. In addition to being extraordinarily helpful to Harry on his journeys inside and out of Hogwarts’ halls, Dobby died a hero’s death, one that he should be honored for. But then again, he’s going up against the mighty Kingsley Shacklebolt, who defied the odds by defeating three-seed Mad-Eye Moody in the first round of this tournament. Can Dobby’s unique brand of mania and magic hold a candle to the future Minister for Magic, or does his road to triumph end here?

Having trouble deciding? Consult our Harry Potter World Cup experts from MuggleNet, The Leaky Cauldron, DanRadcliffe.com, RupertGrint.net and MTV News for their insight!