Harry Potter World Cup: Snape Vs. Hermione

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!

It’s hard to imagine the Harry Potter World Cup without Harry Potter still vying for the title, isn’t it? But that’s the exact situation we’re facing now after Potions master Severus Snape blew past the Boy Who Lived to make it into the Final Four. With Harry’s defeat under his belt, is there anyone — even Hermione Granger — who can stand between him and the championship? Looks like we’re about to find out!

Voting for the Final Four will last until Sunday (July 10) at midnight. The final duel launches promptly at 12:01 AM EST on July 11 and will be announced later that day during our live-stream coverage of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ red carpet in New York City.

(2) Severus Snape vs. (1) Hermione Granger
The smartest witch of her age has had little to no trouble making it this far into the World Cup, so there’s no question that she’s facing her toughest opponent yet. Not only does Severus have fan support on his side, but he just, you know, killed Harry Potter. If the Boy Who Lived couldn’t handle the Half-Blood Prince, what chance does Hermione stand? Still, something tells me that based on the amount of support that Hermione has enjoyed throughout this competition, Snape is going to have his hands full in this duel. Don’t engrave his name on the Cup just yet, folks — this round is far from over.

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!