Harry Potter World Cup: Snape Vs. Dobby

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!

Severus Snape has endured a turbulent arc throughout the “Harry Potter” series, but when it comes to the Harry Potter World Cup, he’s been coasting by just fine. But all of that is likely to change now that he’s up against fan-favorite character Dobby the House Elf, the one creature standing between the Potions master and the Elite Eight.

Voting for all Sweet 16 duels closes on Wednesday, July 6 at 12:01 AM EST, so make sure to start voting now. You can follow all of the action right here.

(2) Severus Snape vs. (6) Dobby the House Elf
This isn’t an easy choice. Dobby’s a clear fan-favorite, having sacrificed his life for Harry in a moment of great need. That said, Snape essentially did the exact same thing — despite his icy demeanor, the Slytherin wizard lived and died for the Boy Who Lived thanks to the love he had in his heart for Harry’s mother. Two characters, both of them adored by the vast majority of “Potter” fandom. Alas, only one can survive into the next round… who’s it going to be?

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!