Harry Potter World Cup: Ron Vs. Hagrid

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!

Seven members of the Weasley family (not counting in-laws) entered the Harry Potter World Cup. Now, there’s only Ron. After struggling in his first-round duel against Lavender Brown and, more recently, slugging it out with Fred, Ron is now just votes away from making the Final Four… if Rubeus Hagrid doesn’t put an end to his World Cup hopes first.

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

(1) Ron Weasley vs. (2) Rubeus Hagrid
There are no easy choices to be made in the Elite Eight, but of all four duels, this one might be the toughest to predict. On one hand you have Ron, the tried and true best friend of Harry who’s stuck with the Boy Who Lived through thick and through thin. On the other you have Hagrid, one of Harry’s first and strongest connections with the wizarding world, not to mention the guy who finally killed the spare. Both Ron and Hagrid have had their ups and downs over the years, but I’m sure neither would relish the opportunity to knock the other out of this competition. Sadly, that’s the situation they face: only one of these beloved characters can move along, and the choice is entirely in your hands.

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!