A Definitive Ranking Of The 15 Best Snape Moments
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A Definitive Ranking Of The 15 Best Snape Moments

We should all be thankful to have such great films to remember Alan Rickman by.

A Definitive Ranking Of The 15 Best Snape Moments

News broke Thursday that we lost one of the most esteemed actors of our age. Our beloved Alan Rickman lost his short battle to cancer at age 69 after a life full of great movie roles, in movies such as "Galaxy Quest," "Alice in Wonderland," "Die Hard" and of course, every wonderful movie in the "Harry Potter" series.

In honor of Alan Rickman's amazing job in the world created by JK Rowling, here are the top 15 moments of Snape's character.

15. When he's got all the sass.

I mean, look at that hair flip. Snape had all the sass in the world.

14. When he saved Harry, Ron and Hermione from werewolf Lupin.

Ah, heroic and protective Snape is my favorite Snape. Aside from emotional, nice-to-Harry Snape, of course.

13. When Harry tries to use Snape's spell against Snape himself, and Snape admitted something huge.

*All audiences join together to say, "woah."*

12. When Snape killed Dumbledore (for the greater good, of course).

I mean, this was a really sad and really horrible scene and everything, but at least we know it was for a good reason in the end, right? Dumbledore knew this was coming, right?

11. When the Boggart turns Snape into a woman.

Honestly, Snape is a prettier woman than I'll ever be.

10. When Snape gave us a very valuable life lesson.

Maybe I should learn how to control my emotions. During class.

9. Also, this life lesson:

You're right, Snape; life isn't fair.

8. When Umbridge questions Snape's skills as a professor of the dark arts.

Snape handled this little situation with Umbridge (the world's absolute least favorite character from any Harry Potter movie) better than any of us ever would have.

7. When he slaps Ron because of it.

Not going to lie, this made me thankful that teachers aren't allowed to hit students (especially not just for students laughing at teachers). Mainly, because I would have come home with new bruises every day.

6. Similarly, when Snape hits the boys after they fail to realize they should ask Hermione to the ball.

Snape is the disciplining parent that some of us never had.

5. The tear

I don't think any of us were mentally or emotionally prepared for this. What is it about secret/forbidden/forgotten love that turns us into little crybabies?

4. All the feels within the tear.

You're lying if you're saying this whole scene doesn't make you cry.

3. Patronus charm

Snape has the same Patronus as Harry's mom, Lily's. A doe. So sweet.

2. The very end.

Snape: the bad guy or the good guy? Will we ever really know?

1. When all of the pieces finally fall into place, and everything makes sense.

The wizarding world of Harry Potter finally makes sense, and we finally understand the complex character that is Snape.

Honorable mention: literally every other Snape scene.

Rest in peace, Alan Rickman, you were amazing, and you will be missed!

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