Harry Potter World Cup: Bellatrix Vs. Molly

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 Molly Weasley walks away from the defeated Aragog and Bellatrix Lestrange casts the destroyed Cho Chang aside, these two witches are finally approaching one another on the battlefield in what’s surely one of the most anticipated duels in the entire Harry Potter World Cup. We know how this one went down in the books, folks, but this isn’t the books — this is the the Diagon Alley division of the World Cup, and anything is possible in this round.

Voting for all second round match-ups will close on Friday, July 1 at 12:01 AM EST, which is only a few hours away — you’re running out of time to vote, so get to those polls now! You can follow all of the duels right here.

(4) Bellatrix Lestrange vs. (5) Molly Weasley
Certainly, Molly has motivation on her side, and that was a powerful enough tool to help her destroy Voldemort’s most wicked witch once before. But Bellatrix has some new tricks up her sleeve — namely, fan support. Will the Death Eater’s fans, of which there are many, come out en masse to rewrite history? Or will Molly earn her vengeance against Bellatrix for a second time?

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!