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'''Charlus Potter's son''' is the son and only child of [[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black|Dorea Potter]] who was also a [[pure-blood]] wizard<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>.
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'''Charlus Potter's son''' is the son and only child of [[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black|Dorea Potter]]<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>. He was a pure-blood wizard, and a first cousin of [[Walburga Black|Walburga]], [[Alphard Black|Alphard]] and [[Cygnus Black III|Cygnus Black]]<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
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*It has been speculated that [[James Potter I|James Potter]] is Charlus Potter's son. [[J. K. Rowling]] has commented that James's parents were older when they had him; because of this, and because of his family's wealth and lack of other children, he was quite spoiled.<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/7/30/j-k-rowling-web-chat-transcript Leaky Cauldron: 30 July 2007 Webchat with J.K. Rowling]</ref> Dorea would have been forty years old in [[1960s|1960]],<ref name="BFT" /> when James was born, which fits in with Rowling's comments. However, Rowling also said that James's parents died of natural causes when they were elderly,<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm 16 July 2005 Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet Interview]</ref> but Dorea Potter was only fifty-seven years old when she died.<ref name="BFT" /> This could simply be a mathematical error, as Rowling has also admitted that maths is not her strong suit<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=63 F.A.Q.] at [[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's Official Site]]</ref> and [[Dating conventions#Contradictions|inconsistencies]] have been noted in the timeline. Also, many other members of the [[House of Black]] are shown to have died at relatively young ages for wizards,<ref>No individual whose dates of birth and death are shown on the [[House of Black|Black family tree]] lived past the age of ninety. Most of them died between the ages of fifty and eighty.</ref> and James Potter's parents must have died between [[1975]] and [[1981]]<ref>[[Harry Potter]] was sent to live with the [[Dursley family]] after he was orphaned because he had no other living relatives. [[Sirius Black]] was taken in by the Potters after he ran away from [[12 Grimmauld Place|home]] at the age of sixteen, in [[1975]] or [[1976]]. Thus, James Potter's parents must have died somewhere between these times.</ref>
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*It was once speculated that [[James Potter I|James Potter]] was in fact Charlus Potter's son. However, the actual names of James's parents, [[Fleamont Potter|Fleamont]] and [[Euphemia Potter]], were revealed via ''[[Pottermore]]''.<ref name="PotterFamilyPottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-potter-family Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Potter Family"]</ref> In spite of this, it is still more than likely that Charlus might be a cousin of James Potter and his descendants.
*When he was going to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] for his first year, James Potter stated that his [[James Potter's father|father]] was in [[Gryffindor]] but made no mention of his [[James Potter's mother|mother]],<ref name="DH33">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Ch. 33</ref> which would make sense if his mother was Dorea Black, who was in [[Slytherin]] house<ref name="slytherin">In Chapter 4 of ''Half-Blood Prince'', [[Horace Slughorn]] states: "The whole Black family had been in my house, but Sirius ended up in Gryffindor!" This implies that all Blacks except Sirius were Sorted into [[Slytherin]] while Slughorn was Head of House. Dorea, born in 1920, presumably attended Hogwarts c. 1931 or 1932 to 1938 or 1939, and thus would most likely have been a student of Slughorn, who was stated to have begun teaching at Hogwarts around the same time as [[Albus Dumbledore]] in Chapter 5 of ''Half-Blood Prince'', in [[1930s|1938]] or earlier.</ref> However, James also had a disdainful attitude toward Slytherin house.<ref name="DH33" /> It is equally possible that Charlus Potter's (and Dorea Potter's) son is simply a relative of James Potter.
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*Ironically, although it was not James, this man was related to many of those close to [[Harry Potter]], for instance, being a first cousin once removed of [[Sirius Black|Sirius and]] [[Regulus Black]] and [[Bellatrix Black|Bellatrix]], [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda]] and [[Narcissa Black]], and so a cousin of [[Nymphadora Tonks|Nymphadora and]] [[Ted Lupin]] and [[Draco Malfoy|Draco and]] [[Scorpius Malfoy]] respectively, a second cousin of [[Arthur Weasley]], possibly a second cousin of [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]]<ref>He may be [[Caspar Crouch's son]], though this is unconfirmed</ref> and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|his son]], and a possible distant relative of [[Neville Longbottom]]<ref>He may be a descendant of [[Callidora Black]] and [[Harfang Longbottom]], though this is unconfirmed</ref>.
*If James Potter was indeed Charlus Potter's son, then [[Harry Potter]] (the son of James Potter and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]]) would be related to many of those close to him. Harry's [[Sirius Black|godfather]] would be his second cousin, his [[Ronald Weasley|friend]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|wife]] would be his third cousins, and his [[Ted Lupin|godson]] would be his second cousin, twice removed. Harry would also be a cousin of [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], [[Narcissa Malfoy]], [[Draco Malfoy]], [[Andromeda Tonks]], [[Nymphadora Tonks]], [[Arthur Weasley]], and [[Regulus Black]], and a descendant of [[Phineas Nigellus Black]].<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>
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*If Harry really didn't have any living relatives other than the [[Dursleys]] by [[1981]], we can assume that Charlus, Dorea and their son were all dead by that date. If so, it remains a mystery what happened to this man, who, given the date of birth of his mother, was still relatively young in 1981.
*However, in the ''Philosopher's Stone'', it is mentioned that [[Harry Potter]] has no living family other than the Dursleys, so it is more likely that this Potter may simply be a cousin or other distant relative of [[James Potter I|James Potter]] who died before 1981.
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 18:47, October 24, 2015

Charlus Potter's son
Biographical information
Born

Before 1977

Blood status

Pure-blood

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Loyalty

Charlus Potter's son is the son and only child of Charlus Potter and Dorea Potter[1]. He was a pure-blood wizard, and a first cousin of Walburga, Alphard and Cygnus Black[2].

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Black family tree
  2. Black family tree
  3. Pottermore - Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Potter Family"
  4. He may be Caspar Crouch's son, though this is unconfirmed
  5. He may be a descendant of Callidora Black and Harfang Longbottom, though this is unconfirmed

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