The Final Words Of Harry Potter Characters Are So Heartbreaking

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The Harry Potter series is filled with adventure, friendship, and magic. However, as anyone who has explored the wizarding world via book or film knows, it's also filled with heartbreak. The series itself has killed more characters than there are Harry Potter books.

Of course, there are some Harry Potter characters we won't mourn. The franchise has killed off plenty of villains, from Voldemort's henchmen to He Who Shall Not Be Named himself. However, for each bad guy or gal that bit the dust, another beloved character (or pet owl) had to go.

One way to honor these characters? By remembering their final words. Mashable writer Sam Haysom scoured the books to find the last words of the many Harry Potter characters we said goodbye to. Some are poignant — others, totally trivial. Then there is Dobby's gutting two words: Harry... Potter...

Excuse me while I go cry over those last words — and many others found within the pages of J.K. Rowling's novels.
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Professor Quirrell
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"Master, I cannot hold him — my hands, my hands!"

No one was very sad about the literally two-faced Quirrell's death.
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Cedric Diggory
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"Wands out, d'you reckon?"

Before Robert Pattinson was an undead vampire, he was a golden boy wizard killed by a Voldemort henchman. His death proved one thing: that Voldemort wasn't messing around.
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Sirius Black
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

"Come on, you can do better than that!"

Black loses his battle with Bellatrix and just like that, another member of Harry's makeshift family has died.
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Dobby The Elf
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry... Potter..."

Harry rescued Dobby by tricking Lucius Malfoy into presenting his house elf with a sock. That loyalty remains, even until his last breath.
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Lord Voldemort
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Avada Kedavra!"

The curse Voldemort spews doesn't work, of course: Harry triumphantly defeats the villain, who killed most of the other people on this list.
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Fred Weasley
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"You actually are joking, Perce — I don't think I've heard you joke since you were —"

Fred died as he lived: laughing, and making a jab at his older, more serious brother Percy.
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Remus Lupin
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Why doesn't Ginny stay here, then at least she'll be on the scene and know what's going on, but she won't be in the middle of the fighting?"

Though Lupin is killed during the Battle of Hogwarts by Death Eater Antonin Dolohov, he does not get a true death scene. J.K. Rowling has apologized for killing Lupin. "I'm sorry. I didn't enjoy doing it," said Rowling of killing off the werewolf.
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Peter "Wormtail" Pettigrew
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Stand away from the door, I am coming in."

In the book, Wormtail's moment of hesitation in attempting to kill Harry causes the silver hand given to him by Voldemort to turn on the Death Eater.
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Lily Potter
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"Not Harry! Please, have mercy... have mercy..."

Though Harry's mother dies before the events of the first book, he learns what her last words truly were in the third book in the series.
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Bellatrix Lestrange
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"What will happen to your children when I've killed you? When Mummy's gone the same way as Freddie?"

No one was particularly sad when Bellatrix bit the dust, especially because a fiercely protective Mama Weasley is the one who ended her reign of cruelty.
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Gellert Grindelwald
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"You will not win, you cannot win! The wand will never, ever be yours."

Gellert may not have always seen eye-to-eye with his childhood friend Dumbledore, but he did use his time on his deathbed to have a showdown with Voldemort.
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Severus Snape
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Look... at... me..."

Poor, poor Snape. Voldemort kills Snape (via snake, how appropriate) in order to regain control of the Elder Wand. Perhaps the most tragic thing of all is that Harry is there when Snape dies — and that Snape's final words are for Harry to look at him, and, perhaps, finally see him for who he is.
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Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"Severus, please."

Watching Snape kill the Hogwarts headmaster was gutting; finding out that Dumbledore "begging for his life" was actually begging Snape to kill him was a sad reminder of just how selfless this man was.
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