Harry Potter World Cup: Lupin Vs. Hedwig

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!

As Remus Lupin always says, chocolate makes things better. But chocolate won’t help him in his next match in the Godric’s Hollow division, where he finds himself dueling against Hedwig, the beloved pet owl of Harry Potter himself. Make no mistake: the former Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher — who, as I already confessed, is my personal favorite character — has a deceivingly difficult opponent standing between him and the World Cup right here in round two.

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.

(3) Remus Lupin vs. (6) Hedwig
How can a werewolf lose to an owl, you ask? Well, when you have a creature as cunning and adored as Hedwig, it’s actually easier than you think. Hedwig had no trouble destroying Gryffindor wizard-in-training Seamus Finnigan in round one, but then again, Seamus is no Remus Lupin. The longtime member of the Order is as capable as they come, and one could argue that he has just as many fans as Hedwig does. Even still, it’s no easy task choosing between these two — consider this one of the most contentious round two matches of them all.

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!