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7 Popular Movie Characters Who Were Totally Different in the Books

Sometimes people make film adaptations of beloved books, and everything is perfect. Unfortunately, this only accounts for roughly .002% of all adaptations. More often than not, plot points get thrown out the window, whole scenes are left on the cutting room floor, occasionally Voldemort hugs Draco and nobody’s quite sure why.

But perhaps the most egregious way filmmakers mess with the original novel is by bringing its characters to life and then changing them completely. For example…