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'Harry Potter' Mega Poll: The Mega Results!

Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2"
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When the clock strikes midnight tonight, the movie event of your lifetime will have begun. And to celebrate a decade of "Harry Potter" magic, both literal and figurative, we've been polling fans from around the world to find out just what their favorite "Harry Potter" films, heroes, villains and teachers are.

So here they are, the Ultimate Results of the Ultimate "Harry Potter" Poll -- and the winners may surprise you.

Of course, the winner of the favorite film vote isn't a huge surprise; after all, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" is both the most recent entry in the series as well as the one on everyone's mind as "Part 2" arrives in theaters tonight. And there was also little disagreement on the least favorite film, as "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" came in last on the favorite poll and first on the least favorite poll.

More surprising, though, is the fact that Chris Columbus came in second in the favorite director category (behind overwhelming winner David Yates) despite the fact that the two Columbus films, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," received less votes combined in the favorite film category than third place finisher Alfonso Cuaron's lone film, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (which, by the way, came in second in the favorite film category over "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by just four votes).

Other categories were also quite close: Bellatrix Lestrange, for instance, beat out Draco Malfoy for best villain by just three percent (31% to 28%), while Neville Longbottom edged Luna Lovegood by the same margin (33% to 30%) to take the title of character we most want to see in a spin-off.

And in the favorite teacher category, things were as close as they can get, as Professor McGonagall and Professor Lupin managed an exact tie, with each receiving 28.27% of the vote.

The series may be finally coming to an end, but we have a feeling that the debates over "Harry Potter" will be going on for generations to come. here are the complete poll results:

1. Which is your favorite "Harry Potter" movie so far?
"Deathly Hallows – Part 1" 28%
"Prisoner of Azkaban" 18%
"Goblet of Fire" 17%
"Order of the Phoenix" 12%
"Half-Blood Prince" 12%
"Sorcerer's Stone" 7%
"Chamber of Secrets" 5%

2. Which is your least favorite "Harry Potter" movie so far?
"Chamber of Secrets" 22%
"Order of the Phoenix" 16%
"Half-Blood Prince" 15%
"Sorcerer's Stone" 13%
"Prisoner of Azkaban" 12%
"Deathly Hallows – Part 1" 11%
"Goblet of Fire" 11%

3. Who was the best "Harry Potter" director?
David Yates 62%
Chris Columbus 18%
Alfonso Cuaron 12%
Mike Newell 8%

4. Who was your favorite villain?
Bellatrix Lestrange 31%
Draco Malfoy 28%
Voldemort 19%
Snape 18%
Dolores Umbridge 5%

5. Which was your favorite magical creature?
Dobby 54%
Fawkes the Phoenix 19%
Hedwig 14%
Buckbeak the Hippogriff 13%
Kreacher 2%

6. Who was your favorite teacher at Hogwarts?
TIE between McGonagall and Lupin with 28.27% each!
Hagrid 23%
Snape 18%
Trelawney 2%

7. Which character should get a spin-off movie or book?
Neville Longbottom 33%
Luna Lovegood 30%
Aberforth Dumbledore 22%
Viktor Krum 8%
Oliver Wood 7%

8. Which magical device do you wish really existed?
Hermione's time turner 34%
Harry's invisibility cloak 30%
Flying broomsticks 18%
Any gag from Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes 11%
Dumbledore's pensieve 6%

9. Which was the most unforgettable moment?
Dumbledore dies 51%
Hermione decks Malfoy 26%
Ron destroys the locket Horcrux 12%
Cedric Diggory dies 7%
Harry and Cho Cheng smooch 4%

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