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The Divisive Harry Potter Character That Some Fans Actually Feel Sorry For

Despite being all about good versus evil, the "Harry Potter" films are full of divisive characters. From heroes misconstrued as villains like Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) to actual villains who are nonetheless fun or appealing characters like Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter), fans have argued about whether certain characters are good or evil, horrible or lovable, since the inception of the franchise.

Part of the reason for so much debate is that, throughout the series, it is truly unclear whether certain characters will choose good or evil. The secrecy of the Death Eaters, along with the confusion about whether or not Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has truly returned, makes it difficult to know who will give in to the Dark Lord's pressure and who will remain good.

However, let's face it: Some characters in "Harry Potter," even though they might ultimately come out on the right side of the war against Voldemort, are not necessarily the greatest people. Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) is the least likable main character in "Harry Potter," largely because, even though he ultimately joins the fight for good, he also spent time helping Voldemort, out of fear. This is similar to why Professor Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) and Xenophilius Lovegood (Rhys Ifans) are also divisive. Additionally, "Harry Potter" fans remain conflicted over James Potter (Adrian Rawlins) due to his bullying of Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) while at Hogwarts, as well as characters like Snape himself, Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson), Lavender Brown (Jessie Cave), and Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon).

Should we love or hate this Harry Potter character?

One surprising character is still particularly divisive among fans: Cho Chang (Katie Leung). In a Reddit thread about unpopular opinions, u/OddConsideration4349 commented, "I actually quite liked Cho 🤷🏻‍♀️ and felt pretty sorry for her!" However, this opinion was not so unpopular after all, because it received over 1,000 upvotes.

For a while, Cho had gotten a lot of hate from "Harry Potter" fans for a variety of reasons: She rejects Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) for the Yule Ball, she dates Cedric Diggory (whom fans also didn't always exactly love), and when Cedric dies, she is shown crying a lot, struggling to move on from her boyfriend's death, and wanting to discuss it with Harry.

However, u/CartographerOld7753 pointed out that Cho is the equivalent of a high school student whose boyfriend gets murdered, and she doesn't exactly get a lot of support when dealing with his death. Not only that, but the wizard who killed Cedric is the darkest of all time, and after it happens, lots of wizards refuse to believe the truth. Harry, who witnesses Cedric's murder, is called a liar, and the entire school and wizarding community becomes divided over this tragedy. Back at Hogwarts, Cho is essentially gaslit along with Harry, and the other students avoid Cho or treat her differently because of what happened, even though none of it was her fault. Perhaps she deserves some sympathy after all.