Harry Potter World Cup: Harry Vs. Snape

Harry PotterWelcome 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!

He protected him in secret ever since the boy first set foot in Hogwarts, but that's not to say that Severus Snape always adored Harry Potter. Likewise, the Boy Who Lived had his fair share of problems with the Potions master over the years. Now, these longtime rivals turned unexpected allies have one last shot at each other, with only one wizard capable of moving onto the Final Four of the Harry Potter World Cup.

Polls for all of the Elite Eight duels close at 12:01 AM EST on Friday (July 8), so start voting now!

(1) Harry Potter vs. (2) Severus Snape

It's no surprise that either of these fan-favorite characters have made it this far into the tournament, but the outcome of this duel is anything but predictable. Yes, Harry is the main character of the series, and yes, his name inspires this very competition. But people love Snape, warts and all. Easily one of the most misunderstood heroes in all of "Potter" lore, chances are good that Severus gets more than a few sympathy votes here. Add too many of those to the pile, and Potter might have to watch the final rounds play out from the sidelines. The winner of Privet Drive is far from determined at this point.

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!