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'''Mr. Potter''' (died c. late [[1970s]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizardkind|wizard]] and [[Gryffindor]] student at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He was the father of [[James Potter I|James Potter]] and the paternal grandfather of [[Harry Potter]].
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'''Mr Potter''' (died between [[1975]] and [[1981]]) was a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizardkind|wizard]] and [[Gryffindor]] student at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. He was the father of [[James Potter I]] and the paternal grandfather of [[Harry Potter]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Childhood===
 
===Childhood===
Mr. Potter was born into a wealthy [[pure-blood]]ed [[Potter family|family]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 16</ref>. He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at the age of eleven and was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]] House<ref name="DH33">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 33</ref>. At some point, he inherited the [[Cloak of Invisibility]] from one of his parents, who was a distant descendant of [[Ignotus Peverell]].
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Mr Potter was born into a wealthy [[pure-blood]]ed [[Potter family|family]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 16</ref>. He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] at the age of eleven and was [[Sorting ceremony|Sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]] House<ref name="DH33">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 33</ref>. At some point, he inherited the [[Cloak of Invisibility]] from one of his parents, who was a distant descendant of [[Ignotus Peverell]].
   
 
===Marriage and family===
 
===Marriage and family===
Mr. Potter married a [[James Potter's mother|pure-blood witch]], and together the couple had one son, [[James Potter I|James Potter]], who was born on [[27 March]], [[1960s|1960]]. The Potters had James later in their lives; he was their only child, and was pampered and cherished accordingly<ref name=TLC>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview, 16th July 2005]</ref>.
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Mr Potter married a [[James Potter's mother|pure-blood witch]], and together the couple had one son, [[James Potter I]], who was born on [[27 March]], [[1960s|1960]]. The Potters had James I later in their lives; he was their only child, and was pampered and cherished accordingly<ref name=TLC>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2005/0705-tlc_mugglenet-anelli-3.htm The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview, 16th July 2005]</ref>.
   
Around [[1976]], Mr. Potter and his wife took in their son's best friend, [[Sirius Black]], who had run away from [[12 Grimmauld Place|home]] at age 16, because his family hated him. They treated Sirius like a second son. Though Sirius only stayed in the Potter home for a year, eventually using [[Wizarding currency|money]] inherited from his uncle, [[Alphard Black]], to buy his own flat, Mr. and Mrs. Potter always welcomed him over for Sunday dinner thereafter.<ref name="op6">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 6</ref>
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Around [[1976]], Mr Potter and his wife took in their son's best friend, [[Sirius Black]], who had run away from [[12 Grimmauld Place|home]] at age 16, because his family hated him. They treated Sirius like a second son. Though Sirius stayed in the Potter home for only a year, eventually using [[Wizarding currency|money]] inherited from his uncle, [[Alphard Black]], to buy his own flat, Mr and Mrs Potter always welcomed him over for Sunday dinner thereafter.<ref name="op6">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', Chapter 6</ref>
   
 
===Post-mortem===
 
===Post-mortem===
 
[[File:MirrorofErised.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|[[Harry Potter]] seeing his [[Lily Evans|mother]], [[James Potter I|father]], and other relatives in the [[Mirror of Erised]].]]
 
[[File:MirrorofErised.jpeg|200px|thumb|left|[[Harry Potter]] seeing his [[Lily Evans|mother]], [[James Potter I|father]], and other relatives in the [[Mirror of Erised]].]]
Mr. Potter and his wife both died of a wizarding illness sometime between when they took in [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] and the night of 31 October, [[1981]].<ref name=TLC /> The couple were elderly at the time, which suggests they may have come down with [[dragon pox]], an ailment known to pose a particular threat to aged wizards.
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Mr Potter and his wife both died of a wizarding illness sometime between taking in [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] in 1976 and the night of 31 October, [[1981]].<ref name=TLC /> The couple were elderly at the time, which suggests they may have come down with [[dragon pox]], an ailment known to pose a particular threat to aged wizards.
   
Mr. Potter left his son an [[Cloak of Invisibility|invisibility cloak]] which had passed down through the Potter family for many generations<ref name="aol">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1000-aol-chat.htm America Online chat, 19 October 2000]</ref><ref name="dh35">''Deathly Hallows'', Chapter 35</ref>. James also inherited a considerable sum of money, and, as such, was able to lead a comfortable but all too brief life with his own family.<ref name="aol" />
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Mr Potter left his son an [[Cloak of Invisibility|invisibility cloak]] which had passed down through the Potter family for many generations<ref name="aol">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/1000-aol-chat.htm America Online chat, 19 October 2000]</ref><ref name="dh35">''Deathly Hallows'', Chapter 35</ref>. James I also inherited a considerable sum of money, and, as such, was able to lead a comfortable but all too brief life with his own family.<ref name="aol" />
   
James and his wife [[Lily Evans|Lily]] were murdered by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] on [[31 October]], [[1981]]. Mr. Potter's grandson [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was sent to live with the [[Dursley family|family]] of his daughter-in-law's unloving sister, [[Petunia Dursley]], who were Harry's only surviving relatives. It is thus likely that Mr. and Mrs. Potter never got a chance to meet their grandson. However, Harry probably saw an image of his paternal grandparents in the [[Mirror of Erised]], among a number of other relatives in [[1991]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 13</ref>.
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James I and his wife [[Lily Evans|Lily]] were murdered by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] on [[31 October]], [[1981]]. Mr Potter's grandson [[Harry Potter|Harry]] was sent to live with the [[Dursley family|family]] of his daughter-in-law's unloving sister, [[Petunia Dursley]], who were Harry's only surviving relatives. It is thus likely that Mr and Mrs Potter never got a chance to meet their grandson. However, Harry saw an image of some of his grandparents - it wasn't clear if they were maternal or paternal - in the [[Mirror of Erised]], among a number of other relatives in [[1991]]<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 13</ref>.
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
When Mr. Potter's grandson [[Harry Potter|Harry]] looked into the [[Mirror of Erised]] and saw his [[Potter family|family]], he noted several individuals who had "green eyes like his, other noses like his, [and] even a little old man who looked as though he had Harry's knobbly knees." While it is almost certain that Mr. Potter could not have had green eyes, which Harry inherited from his mother, [[Lily Evans]], he may have been one of the other individuals who shared traits with his descendants.
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When Mr Potter's grandson [[Harry Potter|Harry]] looked into the [[Mirror of Erised]] and saw his [[Potter family|family]], he noted several individuals who had "green eyes like his, other noses like his, [and] even a little old man who looked as though he had Harry's knobbly knees." While it is almost certain that Mr Potter could not have had green eyes, which Harry inherited from his mother, [[Lily Evans]], he may have been one of the other individuals who shared traits with his descendants.
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Mr Potter did not wear glasses.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*It is widely speculated that [[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black]], who appeared on the [[House of Black|Black family tree]], were James' parents. The couple had one [[Charlus Potter's son|son]]<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>, whose name was not listed on the tree, but whether he was James has not been confirmed. There is some other supporting evidence, such as Dorea's relatively advanced age when James was born, but there is also some possibly conflicting evidence, such as Dorea dying at the age of 57, rather than being old in wizarding terms.
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*It is widely speculated that [[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black]], who appeared on the [[House of Black|Black family tree]], were James I's parents. The couple had one [[Charlus Potter's son|son]]<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>, whose name was not listed on the tree, but whether he was James I has not been confirmed. There is some other supporting evidence, such as Dorea's relatively advanced age when James I was born, but there is also some possibly conflicting evidence, such as Dorea dying at the age of 57, rather than being old in wizarding terms.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]] ''{{Comment|Mentioned in flashback(s)}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]] ''{{Comment|Mentioned in flashback(s)}}
   
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Latest revision as of 17:04, September 30, 2014

Mr. Potter
Mr Potter
Biographical information
Born

1943 or earlier (most likely)
Great Britain or Ireland[1]

Died

Between 1975 and 31 October, 1981[2]

Blood status

Pure-blood[3]

Marital status

Married

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

Gryffindor

Loyalty

Mr Potter (died between 1975 and 1981) was a pure-blood wizard and Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was the father of James Potter I and the paternal grandfather of Harry Potter.

BiographyEdit

ChildhoodEdit

Mr Potter was born into a wealthy pure-blooded family[4]. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the age of eleven and was Sorted into Gryffindor House[5]. At some point, he inherited the Cloak of Invisibility from one of his parents, who was a distant descendant of Ignotus Peverell.

Marriage and familyEdit

Mr Potter married a pure-blood witch, and together the couple had one son, James Potter I, who was born on 27 March, 1960. The Potters had James I later in their lives; he was their only child, and was pampered and cherished accordingly[6].

Around 1976, Mr Potter and his wife took in their son's best friend, Sirius Black, who had run away from home at age 16, because his family hated him. They treated Sirius like a second son. Though Sirius stayed in the Potter home for only a year, eventually using money inherited from his uncle, Alphard Black, to buy his own flat, Mr and Mrs Potter always welcomed him over for Sunday dinner thereafter.[7]

Post-mortemEdit

MirrorofErised

Harry Potter seeing his mother, father, and other relatives in the Mirror of Erised.

Mr Potter and his wife both died of a wizarding illness sometime between taking in Sirius in 1976 and the night of 31 October, 1981.[6] The couple were elderly at the time, which suggests they may have come down with dragon pox, an ailment known to pose a particular threat to aged wizards.

Mr Potter left his son an invisibility cloak which had passed down through the Potter family for many generations[8][9]. James I also inherited a considerable sum of money, and, as such, was able to lead a comfortable but all too brief life with his own family.[8]

James I and his wife Lily were murdered by Lord Voldemort on 31 October, 1981. Mr Potter's grandson Harry was sent to live with the family of his daughter-in-law's unloving sister, Petunia Dursley, who were Harry's only surviving relatives. It is thus likely that Mr and Mrs Potter never got a chance to meet their grandson. However, Harry saw an image of some of his grandparents - it wasn't clear if they were maternal or paternal - in the Mirror of Erised, among a number of other relatives in 1991[10].

Physical appearanceEdit

When Mr Potter's grandson Harry looked into the Mirror of Erised and saw his family, he noted several individuals who had "green eyes like his, other noses like his, [and] even a little old man who looked as though he had Harry's knobbly knees." While it is almost certain that Mr Potter could not have had green eyes, which Harry inherited from his mother, Lily Evans, he may have been one of the other individuals who shared traits with his descendants.

Mr Potter did not wear glasses.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • It is widely speculated that Charlus Potter and Dorea Black, who appeared on the Black family tree, were James I's parents. The couple had one son[11], whose name was not listed on the tree, but whether he was James I has not been confirmed. There is some other supporting evidence, such as Dorea's relatively advanced age when James I was born, but there is also some possibly conflicting evidence, such as Dorea dying at the age of 57, rather than being old in wizarding terms.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling
  2. Mr Potter and his wife took Sirius Black in when he was sixteen years old, in 1975. However, they died sometime before their grandson Harry Potter was orphaned on 31 October, 1981.
  3. James is Pureblooded, so his parents must be too.
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 16
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 33
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet interview, 16th July 2005
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 6
  8. 8.0 8.1 America Online chat, 19 October 2000
  9. Deathly Hallows, Chapter 35
  10. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13
  11. Black family tree

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