Ranking the Saddest Deaths From the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter

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This month marked the 16th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Natch, Tumblr freaked out and my dash was clogged with GIF sets all day. Great. Thanks a lot, J.K. Rowling.

But at the end of the day, I’m a huge Harry Potter nerd, so I’m going to get a little caught up in the nostalgia regardless. I’m already having flashbacks to the time when I finished the seventh book seven years ago and I was an emotional wreck. Seriously, I think that my eyes were nearly swollen shut from all the crying. But that’s what happens when some of your faves kick the bucket. So which deaths from the Battle of Hogwarts were the saddest? Which made you want to dance? Well, here’s a definitive ranking of the deaths, from celebratory to I-am-about-to-throw-this-book-across-the-room tragic:

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