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{{Quote|It's like trying to catch smoke... like trying to catch smoke with your bare hands.|Bem on trying to catch [[Sirius Black]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
 
{{Quote|It's like trying to catch smoke... like trying to catch smoke with your bare hands.|Bem on trying to catch [[Sirius Black]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
   
'''Bem''' (born c. [[1979]]-[[1980]]<ref name="age" />) was a [[Nigeria]]n<ref name="POAscript"/> [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1991]] to [[1998]].<ref name="poafilm">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref> He was Sorted into [[Gryffindor]] and is in [[Harry Potter]]'s year, however he does not dorm with Harry and friends.
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'''Bem''' (born c. [[1979]]-[[1980]]<ref name="age" />) was a [[Nigeria]]n<ref>[http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Harry-Potter-and-the-Prisoner-of-Azkaban.html ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' script] on IMSDb (archived [http://web.archive.org/web/20090216093016/http://imsdb.com/scripts/Harry-Potter-and-the-Prisoner-of-Azkaban.html here] via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine)</ref> [[Wizardkind|wizard]] who attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] from [[1991]] to [[1998]].<ref name="poafilm">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''</ref> He was Sorted into [[Gryffindor]] and is in [[Harry Potter]]'s year, however he does not dorm with Harry and friends.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Hogwarts education===
 
===Hogwarts education===
 
====Early years====
 
====Early years====
Bem began his education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]], along with students [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]].<ref name="age" /> He was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into the house of [[Gryffindor]], but would not share a dormitory with the other known Gryffindor boys in his year.<ref name="poafilm" /> During Bem's [[Second year|second year]], the school would be under attack from a [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]]. Many students became petrified. Hogwarts was under threat of being closed. Bem was not a mentioned casualty.<ref>He did not appear in CoS, but still the CHARACTER would still be at Hogwarts, even if introduced later, just like Luna, she still attended Hogwarts before OotP but was never mentioned really.</ref>
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Born in Britain or Ireland<ref>Bem attended Hogwarts. Hogwarts only accepts wizards from Britain and Ireland, so despite being Nigerian in descent, Bem ''must'' have been born in England</ref>, despite being Nigerian in descent, Bem began his education at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1991]], along with students [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]].<ref name="age" /> He was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into the house of [[Gryffindor]], but would not share a dormitory with the other known Gryffindor boys in his year.<ref name="poafilm" /> During Bem's [[Second year|second year]], the school would be under attack from a [[Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk|Basilisk]]. Many students became petrified. Hogwarts was under threat of being closed. Bem was not a mentioned casualty.<ref>He did not appear in CoS, but still the CHARACTER would still be at Hogwarts, even if introduced later, just like Luna, she still attended Hogwarts before OotP but was never mentioned really.</ref>
 
[[File:Seamus2.PNG|thumb|240px|Bem and other students learn that Sirius Black has been sighted]]
 
[[File:Seamus2.PNG|thumb|240px|Bem and other students learn that Sirius Black has been sighted]]
   
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Like the character [[Nigel Wolpert]], Bem is not mentioned in the [[Harry Potter books|books]], but is credited in the [[Harry Potter films|films]]. Played by [[Ekow Quartey]], the character is listed in the credits for ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' as simply "Boy 1". However, on the ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' DVD, the [[Wikipedia:Closed captioning|closed captions]] identify the character as "Bem" during the Divination class scene.
 
*Like the character [[Nigel Wolpert]], Bem is not mentioned in the [[Harry Potter books|books]], but is credited in the [[Harry Potter films|films]]. Played by [[Ekow Quartey]], the character is listed in the credits for ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' as simply "Boy 1". However, on the ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' DVD, the [[Wikipedia:Closed captioning|closed captions]] identify the character as "Bem" during the Divination class scene.
*Bem was created purely for the films (particularly ''Prisoner of Azkaban'').
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*Bem cannot be considered [[canon]], as the books identify in several places that there are only five [[Gryffindor]] boys in Harry's year: [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Seamus Finnigan]] and [[Dean Thomas]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:35, December 17, 2014

This article is non-canon.

This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Harry Potter licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Harry Potter universe.

Student
Bem
Biographical information
Born

c. 1979-1980[1]
Britain or Ireland

Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood[2]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Black

Eye colour

Brown

Skin colour

Brown

Affiliation
House

Gryffindor

Loyalty
"It's like trying to catch smoke... like trying to catch smoke with your bare hands."
—Bem on trying to catch Sirius Black[src]

Bem (born c. 1979-1980[1]) was a Nigerian[3] wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1991 to 1998.[4] He was Sorted into Gryffindor and is in Harry Potter's year, however he does not dorm with Harry and friends.

BiographyEdit

Hogwarts educationEdit

Early yearsEdit

Born in Britain or Ireland[5], despite being Nigerian in descent, Bem began his education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991, along with students Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.[1] He was Sorted into the house of Gryffindor, but would not share a dormitory with the other known Gryffindor boys in his year.[4] During Bem's second year, the school would be under attack from a Basilisk. Many students became petrified. Hogwarts was under threat of being closed. Bem was not a mentioned casualty.[6]

Seamus2

Bem and other students learn that Sirius Black has been sighted

Third yearEdit

Seamus Finnigan: "The Grin? What's the Grin?"
Bem: "Not the Grin, you idiot. The Grim. "Taking the form of a giant spectral dog, it's among the darkest omens in our world. It's an omen...of death."
— Bem explains the meaning of the Grim[src]

Bem chose Care of Magical Creatures and Divination as electives in his third year.

EtymologyEdit

The name Bem means "peace" in the language of the Tiv, of Nigeria and Cameroon and also means "good" in Portuguese.[7] "BEM" is also an abbreviation for British Empire Medal, a medal received from British royalty for meritorious civil or military service, which reflects Bem being Sorted into Gryffindor.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bem's age can be extrapolated from his presence during the third-year Divination class in the Prisoner of Azkaban film.
  2. He was not sent away from Hogwarts while it had been taken over by Death Eaters, so he was not Muggle-born.
  3. Prisoner of Azkaban script on IMSDb (archived here via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  5. Bem attended Hogwarts. Hogwarts only accepts wizards from Britain and Ireland, so despite being Nigerian in descent, Bem must have been born in England
  6. He did not appear in CoS, but still the CHARACTER would still be at Hogwarts, even if introduced later, just like Luna, she still attended Hogwarts before OotP but was never mentioned really.
  7. The New Age Baby Name Book by Sue Browder

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