Harry Potter World Cup: Hagrid Vs. Cedric

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!

The Cedric Factor continues well into the Sweet 16 now that the deceased Diggory has defeated Narcissa Malfoy, but is the pride of Hufflepuff about to enter his final duel? He’s going up against Hagrid, the Hogwarts groundskeeper who has been a decisively fan-favorite character since the very beginning of “Potter.” Madame Maxime and Narcissa Malfoy, he is not. Let the battle begin!

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) Rubeus Hagrid vs. (3) Cedric Diggory
Although Cedric’s still kicking in the Harry Potter World Cup, it’s very possible that he’s breaking out his wand for the very last time. Cedric narrowly defeated Narcissa in a 50.85% – 49.15% vote, hardly a blowout. “Potter” fans cried “conspiracy” in his last duel against the Slytherin witch, a notion that nearly knocked him out of the competition. Now, he’s going up against one of the most beloved “Potter” characters of all time. On top of that, Hagrid has a score to settle — Cedric did defeat Hagrid’s lover Maxime in round one, after all. Some are expecting Hagrid to wipe the floor with Cedric in this latest duel. Others are predicting another Diggory victory. We’ll find out soon enough which character is truly worthy of moving onto the Elite Eight.

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!

And to remind yourselves of the damage he’s done thus far, check out everything we have on The Cedric Factor.