There are a great many villains in the Harry Potter series. When you think of antagonists Harry must face, your mind most likely drifts to Dolores Umbridge, Bellatrix Lestrange, or Lord Voldemort. But we can’t forget about the Dursleys. Despite being Muggles, they were responsible for a great deal of pain and misfortune in Harry’s life before he was eventually allowed to go to Hogwarts.
All three Dudleys, Petunia, Vernon, and Dudley executed their unique brand of misery on Harry but perhaps the worst of all was Vernon. Some of Dudley’s behavior can be explained away by the way he was raised, and the fact he started to change his tune towards the series’ end. Even Petunia had some reasons for why she acted the way she did. But Vernon only acted out of cruelty. It’s hard to pinpoint only ten terrible things he did to Harry but we did our best.