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.