Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Changes: Remus Lupin

Edit

Back to page

(hagrid always refers everybody as their first name)
m (Minor mistakes as in Peter Pettigrew]] > Peter Pettigrew)
 
(412 intermediate revisions by 73 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
  +
{{Pottermoreold}}
 
{{FA}}
 
{{FA}}
 
{{Order_of_the_Phoenix_individual_infobox
 
{{Order_of_the_Phoenix_individual_infobox
Line 4: Line 5:
 
|hideb=
 
|hideb=
 
|name=Remus John Lupin
 
|name=Remus John Lupin
|born=[[10 March]]<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/jkrcom/birthdayarchive.shtml Mugglenet] - Birthday archive:Remus Lupin</ref>, [[1960s|1960]]
+
|born=[[10 March]]<ref>''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>, [[1960s|1960]], <br/>[[Great Britain]]<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2000/0700-swns-alfie.htm]The Lupin family is known British.</ref>
 
|died=[[2 May]], [[1998]] (aged 38)<br />[[Hogwarts Castle]], [[Scotland]]
 
|died=[[2 May]], [[1998]] (aged 38)<br />[[Hogwarts Castle]], [[Scotland]]
|blood=[[Half-blood]]<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2004/0304-wbd.htm World Book Day webchat, 4 March, 2004]</ref>
+
|blood=[[Half-blood]]<ref name="WBD">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2004/0304-wbd.htm World Book Day webchat, 4 March, 2004]</ref>
 
|marital=Married
 
|marital=Married
|alias=*Moony
+
|alias=*Moony
 
*Romulus (on ''[[Potterwatch]]'')
 
*Romulus (on ''[[Potterwatch]]'')
 
|title=*[[Professor]]
 
|title=*[[Professor]]
 
*[[Prefect]]
 
*[[Prefect]]
 
|hidep=
 
|hidep=
|species=[[Werewolf|Lycanthrope]]
+
|species=*[[Human]] (formerly)
  +
*[[Werewolf]]
 
|gender=Male
 
|gender=Male
 
|height=6ft, 2in<ref name="LE"/>
 
|height=6ft, 2in<ref name="LE"/>
Line 19: Line 20:
 
|eyes=Green<ref name="LE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' (See [[:File:RemusLupinMinistryFile.png|this image]])</ref>
 
|eyes=Green<ref name="LE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]'' (See [[:File:RemusLupinMinistryFile.png|this image]])</ref>
 
|hidef=
 
|hidef=
|family=*[[Remus Lupin's father|Mr. Lupin]] (father)
+
|family=*[[Lyall Lupin]] (father)
*[[Remus Lupin's mother|Mrs. Lupin]] (mother)
+
*[[Hope Howell|Hope Lupin]] (née Howell) (mother)
*[[Nymphadora Tonks]] (wife) †
+
*[[Nymphadora Lupin]] (née [[Tonks]]) (wife) †
*[[Ted Lupin]] (son)
+
*[[Edward Lupin]] (son)
*[[Andromeda Tonks]] (mother-in-law)
+
*[[Andromeda Tonks]] (née [[Black]]) (mother-in-law)
*[[Ted Tonks]] (father-in-law) †
+
*[[Edward Tonks]] (father-in-law) †
*[[Lyall Lupin]] (possibly)
+
*[[Tonks family]] (in-laws)
  +
*[[Lupin family]] (paternal family)
  +
*Howell family (maternal family)
 
|hidem=
 
|hidem=
 
|animagus=
 
|animagus=
 
|boggart=Full moon
 
|boggart=Full moon
|wand=[[Remus Lupin's wand|Unknown length, core, and wood]]
+
|wand=[[Remus Lupin's wand|10¼", Cypress, Unicorn hair, pliable]]<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book3/chapter22/moment1/remus-lupin New From J.K. Rowling: "Remus Lupin"]</ref>
|patronus=Unknown form
+
|patronus=[[Wolf]]<ref name="PM"/>
 
|hidea=
 
|hidea=
|job=[[Professor]] of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] ([[1993]] - [[1994]])
+
|job=[[Professor]] of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] ([[1993]] - [[1994]])
|house=[[Gryffindor]]
+
|house=[[Gryffindor]]<ref name="WBD"/>
 
|loyalty=*[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]
 
|loyalty=*[[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]
  +
**[[Gryffindor]]
 
**[[Marauders|The Marauders]]
 
**[[Marauders|The Marauders]]
 
*[[Order of the Phoenix]]
 
*[[Order of the Phoenix]]
Line 43: Line 45:
 
{{Quote|It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.|Remus Lupin.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
 
{{Quote|It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.|Remus Lupin.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2}}
   
'''Professor Remus John'''<ref>[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2004/0304-wbd.htm 4 March, 2004 World Book Day Chat]</ref> '''Lupin''' ([[10 March]], [[1960s|1960]] – [[2 May]], [[1998]]), also known as '''Moony''', was a [[half-blood]] [[Wizardkind|wizard]] (son of [[Remus Lupin's father|Mr.]] and [[Remus Lupin's mother|Mrs. Lupin]]), affected with [[lycanthropy]] during his childhood. He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. During his school years, he was one of the [[Marauders]]; best friends with [[James Potter I|James Potter]], [[Sirius Black]], and [[Peter Pettigrew]]. Together they created the [[Marauder's Map]]. After Hogwarts, Remus and his friends joined the [[Order of the Phoenix]] and fought in the [[First Wizarding War]]. However, Pettigrew betrayed [[James Potter I|James]] and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]] to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]  and Remus lost all of his closest friends in various ways by the end of the [[First Wizarding War]], though he and [[Sirius Black]] later reclaimed their friendship.
+
''' Professor Remus John'''<ref name="WBD" /> '''Lupin''', <small>[[Order of Merlin|Order of Merlin, First Class]]</small>, ([[10 March]], [[1960s|1960]] – [[2 May]], [[1998]]), also known as '''Moony''', was a [[half-blood]] [[Wizardkind|wizard]] and the only son of [[Lyall Lupin|Lyall]] and [[Hope Howell|Hope Lupin]]. He was afflicted with [[lycanthropy]] during his childhood, as [[Fenrir Greyback]]'s revenge against Lyall. He attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and was Sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. During his school years, he was one of the [[Marauders]], best friends with [[Sirius Black]], [[James Potter I|James Potter]], and [[Peter Pettigrew]]. Together they created the [[Marauder's Map]].
   
Remus taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] as Professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] during the [[1993–1994 school year]]. He was also a teacher of [[Harry Potter]], James's son, whom he taught how to conjure a [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]], but resigned after [[Severus Snape]] revealed to the public that Remus was a [[werewolf]]. He fought against the [[Death Eaters]] once more in the [[Second Wizarding War]], during which he lost his friend [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]. In [[1997]], Remus [[Wedding of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks|married]] fellow [[Order of the Phoenix|Order]] member [[Nymphadora Tonks]] and had a son, [[Ted Lupin|Teddy Lupin]]. Remus fought at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], during which his wife was killed by [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. Remus was also killed by the Death Eater, [[Antonin Dolohov]], during the same battle in [[1998]]. However, he briefly appeared again through the [[Resurrection Stone]] for Harry, along with [[James Potter I|James]], [[Lily Evans|Lily]], and [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] in [[1998]].
+
After Hogwarts, Remus and his friends joined the [[Order of the Phoenix]] and fought in the [[First Wizarding War]]. However, Pettigrew betrayed [[James Potter I|James]] and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]] to [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and Remus had lost all of his closest friends in various ways by the end of the [[First Wizarding War]], though he and [[Sirius Black]] later reclaimed their friendship. Remus taught at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] as Professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] during the [[1993–1994 school year]]. He was also a teacher of [[Harry Potter]], James's son, whom he taught how to conjure a [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]], but resigned after [[Severus Snape]] revealed to the public that Remus was a [[werewolf]]. He fought against [[Death Eaters]] once more in the [[Second Wizarding War]], during which he lost his friend [[Sirius Black|Sirius]]. In [[1997]], Remus married fellow Order member [[Nymphadora Tonks]] and had a son, [[Edward Lupin|Edward Remus "Teddy" Lupin]] of whom he made Harry Potter the godfather. Remus fought at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], during which his wife was killed by [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. Remus was also murdered by the Death Eater, [[Antonin Dolohov]], during the same battle in [[1998]].He was avenged by [[Filius Flitwick]] and was the last [[Marauders|Marauder]] to be killed.
  +
  +
He briefly appeared again through the [[Resurrection Stone]] for Harry, along with [[James Potter I|James Potter]], [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]], and [[Sirius Black]] in [[1998]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
Remus was born on [[10 March]], [[1960s|1960]] to [[Remus Lupin's father|Mr.]] and [[Remus Lupin's mother|Mrs. Lupin]]. Little is known about his life as a human. At an early age, Remus was bitten by the werewolf [[Fenrir Greyback]] and he became a werewolf himself. The bite was a response to an insult from young Remus' father.  His parents did everything that they could in order to try to find a cure for him, but there was no cure. Although he and his parents were unsure of the safety of allowing him to attend school at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], the [[Headmaster]], [[Albus Dumbledore]], did not see why he could not attend and encouraged him to become a student.
+
[[File:Tumblr_m7ydb693Ed1r39xeeo4_250.gif|thumb|left|225px|Remus' [[Boggart]], due to his lycanthropy.]]
  +
  +
Remus was born on [[10 March]], [[1960s|1960]] to [[Lyall Lupin|Lyall]] and [[Hope Howell|Hope Lupin]] (née Howell). At an early age, Remus was bitten by the werewolf, [[Fenrir Greyback]], and he became a werewolf himself. The bite was a response to an insult from Lyall to [[Fenrir Greyback]] 
  +
  +
His parents did everything that they could in order to try to find a cure for him, but there was none. Although he and his parents were unsure of the safety of allowing him to attend school at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], the [[Headmaster]], [[Albus Dumbledore]], successfully encouraged him to become a student.
   
 
===Hogwarts years===
 
===Hogwarts years===
{{Quote|My transformations in those days were — were terrible. It is very painful to turn into a werewolf. I was separated from humans to bite, so I bit and scratched myself instead. The villagers heard the noise and the screaming and thought they were hearing particularly violent spirits.|Remus Lupin describes transformations to Harry Potter in 1993|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
+
{{Quote|My transformations in those days were — were terrible. It is very painful to turn into a werewolf. I was separated from humans to bite, so I bit and scratched myself instead. The villagers heard the noise and the screaming and thought they were hearing particularly violent spirits.| Remus Lupin describes transformations to Harry Potter in 1993|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
Remus attended Hogwarts from [[1971]] to [[1978]] and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. To secure his safety as well as that of his peers Remus would be brought to the Shrieking Shack once a month for his transformations in order to prevent him from attacking other students. However, this isolation caused him to attack himself out of frustration. This and the painful monthly transformations made the villagers of Hogsmeade mistake his screams for that of violent [[ghost]]s. Dumbledore, wanting to keep the truth of these noises a secret, encouraged these rumours. Thus, the building was dubbed the [[Shrieking Shack]], which held the reputation for being the most haunted building in Britain.
+
Remus attended Hogwarts from [[1971]] to [[1978]] and was sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house. To secure his safety, as well as that of his peers, Remus would be brought to the Shrieking Shack once a month for his transformations in order to prevent him from attacking other students. However, this isolation caused him to attack himself out of frustration. This, and the painful monthly transformations, made the villagers of Hogsmeade mistake his screams for that of violent [[ghost]]s. Dumbledore, wanting to keep the truth of these noises a secret, encouraged these rumours. Thus, the building was dubbed the [[Shrieking Shack]], which held the reputation for being the most haunted building in Britain.
[[File:Lupin-boggart.jpg|thumb|175px|left|Remus' [[Boggart]] was the full moon, due to his lycanthropy.]]
 
   
Remus became the very best of friends with fellow Gryffindors [[James Potter I|James Potter]], [[Sirius Black]], and [[Peter Pettigrew]]. He kept his status as a [[werewolf]] a secret from all of the students at Hogwarts, including James, Sirius, and Peter, and made up stories to explain his monthly disappearances, such as that his mother was ill and he needed to go home to visit her. He was terrified that they would desert him once they found out what he truly was. However, James, Sirius, and Peter worked out the truth during their [[second year]], and due to their acceptance of who Remus was, and their unusually strong friendship with him, they decided to learn how to become [[Animagus|Animagi]] in order to keep Remus company during his transformations, as a werewolf is only a danger to humans. By their [[fifth year]], James was able to become a stag, and Sirius was able to become a dog, animals large enough to keep the wolfish Remus in check. Peter, meanwhile, was able to become a rat. Once a month during the full moon, James, Sirius and Peter would sneak out of the castle under James's [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]], transform, get into the [[Hogwarts Whomping Willow|Whomping Willow]], walk down the tunnel and meet up with Remus in the Shrieking Shack. Under their influence, Lupin became tame; his body was still a wolf's, but his mind became less so when he was among them. The four of them soon left the Whomping Willow and would roam among the school grounds and Hogsmeade by night. Eventually, this group of friends came to call themselves the Marauders, and Remus' friends nicknamed him "Moony" because of his transformations during every full moon.<ref name="POA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
+
[[File:MoonyProngsPadfootWormtailPM.png|thumb|235px|The [[Marauders]] in their [[Animagus]] forms. Lupin, as a werewolf, is on the far left ]]
   
Remus was a good student but also a prankster. He and Peter Pettigrew would sometimes join James and Sirius in detention for mischief-making, though they did not get into as much trouble as their other friends. It's unlikely that any other Hogwarts students ever found out as much about the Hogwarts grounds and Hogsmeade as they did and James, Sirius, Remus and Peter used their knowledge of it to write the [[Marauder's Map]] and signed it with their nicknames. Unfortunately, it somehow ended up being confiscated by [[Argus Filch]], but was eventually recovered by [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]] in the 1989-90 school year.
+
Remus became the very best of friends with fellow [[Gryffindor]]s [[Sirius Black]], [[James Potter I|James Potter]], and [[Peter Pettigrew]]. He kept his status as a [[werewolf]] a secret from all of the students at Hogwarts, including Sirius, James, and Peter, his fellow Marauders and future Order members. He made up stories to explain his monthly disappearances, such as that his mother was ill and he needed to go home to visit her. He was terrified that they would desert him once they found out what he truly was. However, Sirius, James, and Peter worked out the truth during their [[second year]], and due to their acceptance of who Remus was, and their unusually strong friendship with him, they decided to learn how to become [[Animagus|Animagi]] in order to keep Remus company during his transformations, as a werewolf is only a danger to humans.
   
[[File:Remuslupin.jpg|thumb|150px|right|Remus Lupin as a teenager]]
+
By their [[fifth year]], Sirius was able to become a dog, and James was able to become a stag, animals large enough to keep the wolfish Remus in check. Peter, meanwhile, was able to become a rat. Once a month during the full moon, Sirius, James and Peter would sneak out of the castle under James's [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]], transform, get into the [[Hogwarts Whomping Willow|Whomping Willow]], walk down the tunnel and meet up with Remus in the Shrieking Shack. Under their influence, Lupin became tame; his body was still a wolf's, but his mind became less so when he was among them. The four of them soon left the Whomping Willow and would roam among the school grounds and Hogsmeade by night. Eventually, this group of friends came to call themselves the Marauders, and Remus' friends nicknamed him "Moony" because of his transformations during every full moon.<ref name="POA">''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''</ref>
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Severus Snape|There's something weird about that Lupin. Where does he keep going?|Lily Evans|He's ill. They say he's ill —|Every month at the full moon?|[[Severus Snape]] and [[Lily Evans]] discussing Remus' monthly disappearances|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
   
However, Remus' frequent disappearances riled up an unhealthy curiosity in [[Severus Snape]], a [[Slytherin]] student in the same year as Remus. Because of Severus' enmity towards James and Sirius, he disliked Remus and Peter by association, making him all the more suspicious. He often followed James, Sirius, Remus, and Peter around in order to see what they were up to and in an effort to have them expelled. Sometime in their early school career<ref>Despite the lack of evidence most believe this prank happened in the Marauder's sixth year but the memories in chapter 33 of Deathly Hallows are presented in chronological order which puts this prank even before their fifth.</ref>, Sirius played a malicious prank on Snape by telling him about the [[Hogwarts Whomping Willow|Whomping Willow]] passageway, hoping that he would be terrified or even get seriously hurt by what he found at the other end. James, who hated Snape, was able to stop Snape and save his life in the nick of time, but Snape still uncovered Remus' secret, seeing him at the end of the passage.
+
[[File:Remuslupin.jpg|thumb|left|138px|Lupin as a teenager]]
  +
  +
Remus was a good student, but also a prankster. He and Peter Pettigrew would sometimes join Sirius and James in detention for mischief-making, though they did not get into as much trouble as their other friends. It's unlikely that any other Hogwarts students ever found out as much about the Hogwarts grounds and Hogsmeade as they did and Sirius, James, Remus and Peter used their knowledge of it to write the [[Marauder's Map]] and signed it with their nicknames. Unfortunately, it somehow ended up being confiscated by [[Argus Filch]], but was eventually recovered by [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] and [[George Weasley]] in the 1989-90 school year.
  +
  +
However, Remus' frequent disappearances riled up an unhealthy curiosity in [[Severus Snape]], a [[Slytherin]] student whom the Marauders often bullied, in the same year as Remus. Because of Severus' enmity towards Sirius and James, he disliked Remus and Peter by association, making him all the more suspicious. He often followed Sirius, James, Remus, and Peter around in order to see what they were up to and in an effort to have them expelled. Sometime in their early school career<ref>Despite the lack of evidence most believe this prank happened in the Marauder's sixth year but the memories in chapter 33 of Deathly Hallows are presented in chronological order which puts this prank even before their fifth.</ref>, Sirius played a malicious prank on Snape by telling him about the [[Hogwarts Whomping Willow|Whomping Willow]] passageway, hoping that he would be terrified or even get seriously hurt by what he found at the other end. James, who hated Snape, was able to stop Snape and save his life in the nick of time, but Snape still uncovered Remus' secret, seeing him at the end of the passage.
   
 
Remus was also a [[Prefect]] while he was at Hogwarts, although he had trouble exercising discipline over his dearest friends, he claims Dumbledore hoped he could exert control over them as a Prefect. Sirius later tells Harry that Remus wasn't an idiot like his friends because he was never cruel to Snape. But Remus admitted that he regretted that he had never stepped in to stop it.<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
 
Remus was also a [[Prefect]] while he was at Hogwarts, although he had trouble exercising discipline over his dearest friends, he claims Dumbledore hoped he could exert control over them as a Prefect. Sirius later tells Harry that Remus wasn't an idiot like his friends because he was never cruel to Snape. But Remus admitted that he regretted that he had never stepped in to stop it.<ref name="OTP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
Line 69: Line 71:
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Remus|...he thought I was the spy, Peter. I assume that's why you didn't tell me, Sirius?|Sirius|Forgive me, Remus.|Not at all, Padfoot, old friend. And will you forgive me for believing you were the spy?|Of course.|Remus and Sirius reflecting on the [[First Wizarding War]] while confronting Pettigrew|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Remus|...he thought I was the spy, Peter. I assume that's why you didn't tell me, Sirius?|Sirius|Forgive me, Remus.|Not at all, Padfoot, old friend. And will you forgive me for believing you were the spy?|Of course.|Remus and Sirius reflecting on the [[First Wizarding War]] while confronting Pettigrew|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
Shortly after graduating from Hogwarts, Remus joined the [[Order of the Phoenix]] along with [[James Potter I|James]], [[Sirius Black|Sirius]], [[Peter Pettigrew|Peter]] and [[Lily Evans]], standing up against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]]. Remus failed to find employment following his education because of his affliction as a werewolf. (How people would know instantly of his werewolf status is anybody's guess. It's possible that there is a list of known werewolves available at the Ministry and that employers regularly check for that and other things, sort of like a BCI. It's also possible that he informed employers of this.) However, James used his wealth to financially support him<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more JK Rowling comments at Carnegie Hall]</ref>, although it is unknown how he managed after James' death.
+
[[File:0011.jpg|frame|Remus during the [[First Wizarding War]]]]
  +
  +
Shortly after graduating from Hogwarts, Remus joined the [[Order of the Phoenix]] along with [[Sirius Black|Sirius]], [[James Potter I|James]], [[Peter Pettigrew|Peter]] and [[Lily Evans]], standing up against [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]]. Remus failed to find employment following his education because of his affliction as a werewolf. However, James used his wealth to financially support him.<ref name="CarnegieHall">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more JK Rowling comments at Carnegie Hall]</ref>
   
 
By the height of the war, Remus' friend [[Sirius Black]] had come to distrust him, suspecting that he might be a spy for the other side. Thus, when a [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|prophecy]] was made about a child who would have the power to defeat the Dark Lord, and Dumbledore identified infant [[Harry Potter]] as a possible target, Remus was not included in the plan to keep the [[Potter family|Potters]] safe, though he was aware that they used the [[Fidelius Charm]]. [[James Potter I|James]] and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]] wanted to use Sirius as their [[Secret-Keeper]], but Sirius thought that would be too obvious, and thus suggested [[Peter Pettigrew]] instead, who would be a nearly unpredictable move, him being known for his "measly empty-headedness." Neither Dumbledore or Lupin knew of this switch.<ref name="POA" />
 
By the height of the war, Remus' friend [[Sirius Black]] had come to distrust him, suspecting that he might be a spy for the other side. Thus, when a [[Sybill Trelawney's first prophecy|prophecy]] was made about a child who would have the power to defeat the Dark Lord, and Dumbledore identified infant [[Harry Potter]] as a possible target, Remus was not included in the plan to keep the [[Potter family|Potters]] safe, though he was aware that they used the [[Fidelius Charm]]. [[James Potter I|James]] and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]] wanted to use Sirius as their [[Secret-Keeper]], but Sirius thought that would be too obvious, and thus suggested [[Peter Pettigrew]] instead, who would be a nearly unpredictable move, him being known for his "measly empty-headedness." Neither Dumbledore or Lupin knew of this switch.<ref name="POA" />
  +
  +
At the time of Lily and James's death, Lupin was in the north of the country on [[Order of the Phoenix]] business when he discovered what had, apparently, happened. This was one of the most traumatic events of Remus's life, especially since, within the next day, he would also be losing his other two best friends.<ref name="PM" />
   
 
===Between the wars===
 
===Between the wars===
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Hermione|No! I trusted you! And all this time, you've been his friend. He's a werewolf! That's why he's been missing classes.|Remus|How long have you known?|Since Professor Snape set the essay.|Well, well, well, Hermione, you really are the brightest witch of your age I've ever met.|Hermione Granger after Remus reveals his friendship with 'murderer' Sirius Black|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a-b|Hermione|No! I trusted you! And all this time, you've been his friend. He's a werewolf! That's why he's been missing classes.|Remus|How long have you known?|Since Professor Snape set the essay.|Well, well, well, Hermione, you really are the brightest witch of your age I've ever met.|Hermione Granger after Remus reveals his friendship with 'murderer' Sirius Black|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
[[File:Lupin-class.jpg|thumb|180px|left|Remus teaching his class about [[Boggart]]s.]]
 
[[File:Remusafterthewar.jpg|thumb|Remus after the war.]]
 
   
In [[1993]], Remus was offered the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] Professor at Hogwarts, replacing the permanently amnesiac [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]. Although the students were kept in the dark about his affliction, the staff were made aware that he was a werewolf. Remus taught the class a comprehensive curriculum of identifying and sidestepping Dark creatures such as [[hinkypunk]]s and [[Red Cap]]s. He also taught the class about [[Boggart]]s. It was during that class that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] realised his "greatest fear was fear itself" when his Boggart took on the form of a [[Dementor]]. After this, Remus gave Harry private lessons in producing a [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]] as a means to repel Dementors. Incidentally, being a werewolf, Remus' boggart would take on the form of the full moon. Students who saw this boggart form mistook it for a crystal ball, except for [[Hermione Granger]], who cleverly deduced that Remus was a werewolf and kept the discovery to herself.
+
[[File:Normal_poa_(23).jpg|thumb|left|140px|Remus in 1993]]
  +
  +
After Voldemort's first downfall, the [[Order of the Phoenix]] disbanded, and members returned to their busy lives with their families. Lupin, however, was left lonely and unhappy — his three best friends were dead, [[Hope Howell|his mother]] had eventually died too, and he refused to spoil [[Lyall Lupin|his father's]] peaceful existence by returning to live with him. Remus was forced to take jobs that were far below his level of ability, always knowing he would have to leave them before his workmates noticed the signs of his [[werewolf|lycantrophy]].<ref name="PM" />
  +
  +
By the early [[1990s]], Lupin was living in poverty, in a [[Remus Lupin's cottage|tumbledown, semi-derelict cottage]] in [[Yorkshire]]. [[Albus Dumbledore]] tracked Lupin down in the summer of [[1993]], and offered him the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] Professor at Hogwarts, replacing the permanently amnesiac [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]. Lupin only accepted Dumbledore's proposal when he explained there would be a limitless supply of [[Wolfsbane Potion]], courtesy of [[Severus Snape]], now the [[Potions Master]] at the school.<ref name="PM" />
  +
  +
[[File:Classroom_4F.png|thumb|240px|first lesson on the [[Patronus Charm]]]]Although the students were kept in the dark about his affliction, the staff were made aware that he was a werewolf. Remus taught the class a comprehensive curriculum of identifying and sidestepping Dark creatures such as [[hinkypunk]]s and [[Red Cap]]s. He also taught the class about [[Boggart]]s. It was during that class that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] realised his "greatest fear was fear itself" when his Boggart took on the form of a [[Dementor]]. After this, Remus gave Harry private lessons in producing a [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]] as a means to repel Dementors. Incidentally, being a werewolf, Remus' boggart would take on the form of the full moon. Students who saw this boggart form mistook it for a crystal ball, except for [[Hermione Granger]], who cleverly deduced that Remus was a werewolf and kept the discovery to herself.
   
 
During his time as a Professor, [[Severus Snape]], who had switched sides at the end of the [[First Wizarding War|war]] and became [[Potions (class)|Potions]] Professor, provided Remus with [[Wolfsbane Potion]], allowing him to retain his human mind during transformations.
 
During his time as a Professor, [[Severus Snape]], who had switched sides at the end of the [[First Wizarding War|war]] and became [[Potions (class)|Potions]] Professor, provided Remus with [[Wolfsbane Potion]], allowing him to retain his human mind during transformations.
   
[[File:Remusmap.jpg|thumb|left|Remus with the [[Marauder's Map]].]][[Slytherin]] students, encouraged by [[Draco Malfoy]], sneered at Remus' shabby clothes and poor appearance, although he seemed to ignore their comments. Regardless, his other students held him in extremely high regard and loved the hands-on style of his classes. He was considered by Harry and his friends to have been their only decent Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.
+
[[Slytherin]] students, encouraged by [[Draco Malfoy]], sneered at Remus' shabby clothes and poor appearance, although he seemed to ignore their comments. Regardless, his other students held him in extremely high regard and loved the hands-on style of his classes. He was considered by Harry and his friends to have been their only decent Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.
   
Remus was soon summoned to Snape's office to identify whether a piece of parchment he caught Harry with to be a Dark Magic. Remus recognized it as the Marauder's Map but tried to pass it off as a product of [[Zonko's Joke Shop]]. At the same moment, Ron burst in to back up that claim. After escorting the two boys from Snape's office, Remus tells them that he knows what the map is and is more astounded that they didn't hand it in, much to their surprise. He confiscates the map, knowing that it'd be too dangerous for Harry to use the secret passages with Sirius on the loose.
+
[[File:PM-templ.png|thumb|left|235px|Lupin in Professor Snape's fireplace, having used [[Floo Powder]] to get there]]
  +
  +
Remus was soon summoned to Snape's office to identify whether a piece of parchment he caught Harry with to be a Dark Magic. Remus recognised it as the Marauder's Map but tried to pass it off as a product of [[Zonko's Joke Shop]]. At the same moment, Ron burst in to back up that claim. After escorting the two boys from Snape's office, Remus tells them that he knows what the map is and is more astounded that they didn't hand it in, much to their surprise. He confiscates the map, knowing that it'd be too dangerous for Harry to use the secret passages with Sirius on the loose.
   
 
For his [[third year]]s' end of year tests in June, he prepared an unusual exam — an obstacle course out in the grounds in which the students had to:
 
For his [[third year]]s' end of year tests in June, he prepared an unusual exam — an obstacle course out in the grounds in which the students had to:
   
 
*Wade across a paddling pool containing a [[grindylow]]
 
*Wade across a paddling pool containing a [[grindylow]]
*Cross a series of potholes full of [[Red Cap]]s
+
[[File:DADAexam.png|thumb|240px|the obstacle course]]
  +
*Cross a series of pot-holes full of [[Red Cap]]s
 
*Cross a marsh while being fed misleading directions by a [[hinkypunk]]
 
*Cross a marsh while being fed misleading directions by a [[hinkypunk]]
 
*Enter a trunk to battle a newly procured [[boggart]].<ref name="POA" /> Hermione Granger even commented in her fifth year that Lupin's exam was the only occasion where she and Harry took a Defence exam from a teacher who knew what they were doing (exams were cancelled in second year and Harry was exempt due to his status as a Triwizard Champion in fourth year).
 
*Enter a trunk to battle a newly procured [[boggart]].<ref name="POA" /> Hermione Granger even commented in her fifth year that Lupin's exam was the only occasion where she and Harry took a Defence exam from a teacher who knew what they were doing (exams were cancelled in second year and Harry was exempt due to his status as a Triwizard Champion in fourth year).
 
[[File:Remus Lupin turning into Werewolf.gif|thumb|250px|Remus transforming, on 6 June, [[1994]].]]
 
{{Quote|We've been having a little chat, Peter, about what happened the night James and Lily died...|Remus Lupin|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
   
 
The summer before Remus began his tenure as the Defence professor, [[Sirius Black]] escaped [[Azkaban]]. Remus, like the rest of the wizarding world, had believed that Sirius had betrayed the [[Potter family|Potters]] to Voldemort and murdered Peter Pettigrew.
 
The summer before Remus began his tenure as the Defence professor, [[Sirius Black]] escaped [[Azkaban]]. Remus, like the rest of the wizarding world, had believed that Sirius had betrayed the [[Potter family|Potters]] to Voldemort and murdered Peter Pettigrew.
   
{{Dialogue a-b|Remus|Well, well, well...looking rather ragged tonight, aren't we Sirius? Finally, the flesh reflects the madness within.|Sirius|Well you'd known all about the madness within, wouldn't you, Remus?|Remus greets Sirius for the first time in 13 years.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
+
By the [[1994|end of the school year]], however, Remus knew the truth of what had happened and that Pettigrew was still alive, hiding in his [[Animagus]] form — [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], the pet rat of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]. He was watching the Marauder's Map, expecting Harry and his friends to go down to see Hagrid before [[Buckbeak]]'s execution and was shocked to see Pettigrew coming out of Hagrid's with them. Remus was reunited with his old friend Sirius, and the two resolved to kill Pettigrew for his part in the deaths of James and Lily and in framing Sirius. They were stopped by [[Harry Potter]], who believed it would be better to hand Pettigrew over to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] to prove Sirius's innocence, and also did not think his father would want Remus and Sirius to become killers.
   
By the [[1994|end of the school year]], however, Remus knew the truth of what had happened and that Pettigrew was still alive, hiding in his [[Animagus]] form — [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]], the pet rat of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]. He was watching the Marauder's Map, expecting Harry and his friends to go down to see Hagrid before [[Buckbeak]]'s execution and was shocked to see Pettigrew coming out of Hagrid's with them. Remus was reunited with his old friend Sirius, and the two resolved to kill Pettigrew for his part in the deaths of James and Lily and in framing Sirius. They were stopped by [[Harry Potter]], who believed it would be better to hand Pettigrew over to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] to prove Sirius's innocence, and also did not think his father would want Remus and Sirius to become killers. [[File:542489_10150703859742482_515568961_n.jpg|thumb|Lupin in The Order of the Phoenix]]
+
[[File:Tumblr n006efPuy21qeijvdo7 r1 250.gif|frame|Remus transforming, on 6 June, [[1994]].|left]]
   
However, that night happened to be a full moon, and Remus transformed into a [[werewolf]], having forgotten to take the Wolfsbane Potion. Sirius was forced to turn into his dog Animagus form to protect Harry, [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], Ron and [[Severus Snape|Snape]] from Remus, and Pettigrew escaped during the chaos.
+
However, that night happened to be a full moon, and Remus transformed into a [[werewolf]], having forgotten to take the Wolfsbane Potion. Sirius was forced to turn into his dog Animagus form to protect Harry, [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], Ron from Remus, and unfortunately Pettigrew escaped during the chaos.
   
{{Quote|Turns out [[Severus Snape|someone]] let slip the nature of my condition. By tomorrow the owls will start arriving and parents won't want a - well, [[werewolf|someone like me]] teaching their children.|Lupin, on his voluntary departure from Hogwarts School in 1994.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
+
After the danger had passed, Remus resigned from his position when parents learned that he was a werewolf. His sudden resignation was much to the regret of the majority of the Hogwarts students and staff, who had all grown deeply fond of him.<ref name="POA" /> Harry, in particular, begged him earnestly to stay, declaring that he was the best Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher that the students had ever had. Remus simply shook his head, handed him the Marauder's Map and also returned the [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]] that was left at the [[Shrieking Shack]], and told him that it had been a real pleasure teaching him, and that he was perfectly sure that they would soon meet again.
[[File:Reusarthur.jpg|thumb|200px|Remus during a meeting of the Order.]]
 
After the danger had passed, Remus resigned from his position when parents learned that he was a werewolf. His sudden resignation was much to the regret of the majority of the Hogwarts students and staff, who had all grown deeply fond of him.<ref name="POA" /> Harry, in particular, begged him earnestly to stay, declaring that he was the best Defense Against The Dark Arts teacher that the students had ever had. Remus simply shook his head, handed him the Marauder's Map and also returned the [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility Cloak]] that was left at the [[Shrieking Shack]], and told him that it had been a real pleasure teaching him, and that he was perfectly sure that they would soon meet again.
 
   
 
He sent a [[Remus Lupin's letter to Alastor Moody|letter]] to his [[Alastor Moody|successor]] informing him of what he taught Harry and the others, but it was [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|intercepted]].
 
He sent a [[Remus Lupin's letter to Alastor Moody|letter]] to his [[Alastor Moody|successor]] informing him of what he taught Harry and the others, but it was [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|intercepted]].
Line 111: Line 110:
 
{{Quote|The last time Voldemort gained power he almost destroyed everything we hold most dear. Now he's returned, and I'm afraid the Minister will do almost anything to avoid facing that terrifying truth.|Remus during a meeting of the Order.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
 
{{Quote|The last time Voldemort gained power he almost destroyed everything we hold most dear. Now he's returned, and I'm afraid the Minister will do almost anything to avoid facing that terrifying truth.|Remus during a meeting of the Order.|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)}}
   
[[File:Remus OOTP.jpg|thumb|200px|left|Remus arriving at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].]]
+
When [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] returned, Remus rejoined the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. He was a member of the [[Advance Guard]] that escorted Harry Potter from [[4 Privet Drive]] to [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. Lupin lived for some time at Sirius's house, but he was not around very often as he was usually sent on many missions for the Order.
When [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] returned, Remus joined the second [[Order of the Phoenix]]. He was a member of the [[Advance Guard]] that escorted Harry Potter from [[4 Privet Drive]] to [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. Lupin lived for some time at Sirius's house, but he was not around very often as he was usually sent on many missions for the Order.
 
   
 
====Battle of the Department of Mysteries====
 
====Battle of the Department of Mysteries====
[[File:Remusbattle.jpg|thumb|left|Remus duelling against a [[Death Eater]].]]
+
[[File:Tumblr_mrdww6TW8y1qag66no4_250.gif|frame|Remus duelling against a [[Death Eater]].]]
Remus participated in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] in [[1996]] and defeated a number of Death Eaters including their leader, [[Lucius Malfoy]]. He was one of the only three combatants to see the end of the battle unscathed, the others being [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Harry Potter]], proving Remus' exceptional skill at [[duel]]ling and extensive knowledge of magic. Lupin was also the only member of the Order of the Phoenix who participated in the battle, who was not killed, injured, or knocked unconscious. During this battle, Remus witnessed and was devastated by the death of his last surviving Marauder friend, [[Sirius Black|Sirius]], who was pushed through the [[veil]] in the Death Chamber by a curse cast by [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. Remus barely managed to prevent Harry from diving in after Sirius, who was already lost. Later that year, Remus began working as a spy for the Order, living among fellow [[werewolf|werewolves]] and trying to convince them to join Dumbledore's side but, he mentioned it was hard to convince them due to the fact that its not easy to argue with [[Fenrir Greyback]] .<ref name="OTP" />
 
[[File:16lupinspeakstoharry.jpg|thumb|250px|Lupin listening to Harry's misgivings of Snape.]]
 
   
===Battle of the Astronomy Tower===
+
Remus participated in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] in [[1996]] and defeated a number of Death Eaters including their leader, [[Lucius Malfoy]]. He was one of the only three combatants to see the end of the battle unscathed, the others being [[Albus Dumbledore]] and [[Harry Potter]], proving Remus' exceptional skill at [[duel]]ling. During this battle, Remus witnessed and was devastated by the death of his last surviving Marauder friend, [[Sirius Black|Sirius]], who was pushed through the [[veil]] in the Death Chamber by a curse cast by [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. Remus barely managed to prevent Harry from diving in after Sirius, who was already lost. Later that year, Remus began working as a spy for the Order, living among fellow [[werewolf|werewolves]] and trying to convince them to join Dumbledore's side. Alas, it was difficult to convince them due to the fact that many were frightened and intimidated by [[Fenrir Greyback]] .<ref name="OTP" />
The following year, Remus fought bravely again at the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] where he narrowly avoided death by a curse from [[Thorfinn Rowle]]. Remus, upon hearing about the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]], who had been killed by Snape, screamed "NO!" in despair, the first time many had seen him lose control. However, the aftermath of the battle led to him to accept the [[love]] of [[Nymphadora Tonks]], who pointed out that [[Fleur Delacour|Fleur]] still loved [[William Weasley|Bill]] in spite of being attacked and scarred by [[Fenrir Greyback|Greyback]]. The pair attended their former Headmaster's [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]] together<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref> and soon married. They were forced to do so quietly, given the general prejudice against werewolves.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
 
   
===Battle of the Seven Potters===
+
====Battle of the Astronomy Tower====
[[File:Remustonkswedd.jpg|thumb|Remus and Tonks outside The Burrow]]
+
{{Quote|NO!|Lupin's loss of control upon hearing of Dumbledore's death|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
In July of [[1997]], Remus participated in the Order's [[Battle of the Seven Potters|operation]] to remove [[Harry Potter|Harry]] from his home before [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] could get to him. Remus acted as the protector of [[George Weasley]], who took [[Polyjuice Potion]] to become one of the "seven Potters." The party was ambushed by at least thirty [[Death Eaters]], and George was accidentally struck by Snape's [[Sectumsempra]] spell while he and Remus flew. Remus was unable to pay Snape back in time, it being all he could do to keep George on the broom. He eventually got the injured George back to [[the Burrow]] to be cleaned up, though George permanently lost an ear. [[File:RemusBroom.jpg|thumb|left|149px|Remus on his broom just before the battle]] Upon arrival, Remus accosted Harry to prove that Harry was the real Harry. It was later revealed that Snape had sent the spell in an attempt to cut off the hand of a Death Eater aiming at Remus' back, presumably about to kill him. Remus was very anxious about the late arrival of his wife; Tonks had been aggressively pursued by her murderous, cruel aunt, [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. When the party mourned the death of [[Alastor Moody]], they discussed their betrayal. Harry voiced the opinion that he trusted all of them with his life. Remus urged caution, seeing that Harry's father was killed, because he put his trust in the wrong friend.[[File:Harryremus.jpg|thumb|268px|Remus making sure that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] is not an impostor after the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]].]]
+
  +
[[File:016lupinspeakstoharry.jpg|thumb|240px|Lupin listening to Harry's misgivings of Snape.|left]]
  +
  +
The following year, Remus fought bravely again at the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] where he narrowly avoided death by a curse from [[Thorfinn Rowle]]. Remus, was devastated upon hearing about the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]], who had been killed by Snape. However, the aftermath of the battle led to him to accept the [[love]] of [[Nymphadora Tonks]], who pointed out that [[Fleur Delacour|Fleur]] still loved [[William Weasley|Bill]] in spite of being attacked and scarred by [[Fenrir Greyback|Greyback]]. The pair attended their former Headmaster's [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]] together<ref name="HBP">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref> and soon married in the north of Scotland with only witnesses from the local tavern.<ref name="PM" /> They were forced to do so quietly, given the general prejudice against werewolves.<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
  +
  +
====Battle of the Seven Potters====
  +
{{Quote|Harry, the time for [[Disarming Charm|Disarming]] is past! These people are trying to capture and kill you! At least stun if you aren't prepared to kill!|Remus to [[Harry Potter]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
  +
  +
[[File:7alupin.jpg|thumb|235px|Remus making sure that [[Harry Potter|Harry]] is not an impostor after the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]]]
  +
  +
In July of [[1997]], Remus participated in the Order's [[Battle of the Seven Potters|operation]] to remove [[Harry Potter|Harry]] from his home before [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] could get to him. Remus acted as the protector of [[George Weasley]], who took [[Polyjuice Potion]] to become one of the "seven Potters." The party was ambushed by at least thirty [[Death Eaters]], and George was accidentally struck by Snape, who was trying to aim for a Death Eater but accidentally stuck George instead with his [[Sectumsempra]] spell while George and Remus flew. Remus was unable to pay Snape back in time, it being all he could do to keep George on the broom.
  +
  +
[[File:Attack_at_Burrow-Remus.jpg|thumb|228x228px|Remus at Bill and Fleur's Wedding as it's being stormed by [[Death Eaters]]|left]]
  +
  +
He eventually got the injured George back to [[the Burrow]] to be cleaned up, though George permanently lost an ear. Upon arrival, Remus accosted Harry to prove that Harry was the real Harry. It was later revealed that Snape had sent the spell in an attempt to cut off the hand of a Death Eater aiming at Remus' back, presumably about to kill him. Remus was very anxious about the late arrival of his wife; Tonks had been aggressively pursued by her murderous, cruel aunt, [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. When the party mourned the death of [[Alastor Moody]], they discussed their betrayal. Harry voiced the opinion that he trusted all of them with his life. Remus urged caution, seeing as Harry's father was killed because he put his trust in the wrong friend.
   
 
Remus and Tonks both attended the [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] of [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]] shortly afterwards, and bravely defended the Burrow when it [[Attack at the Burrow|came under attack]] as Voldemort [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|took over the Ministry]].<ref name="DH" />
 
Remus and Tonks both attended the [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] of [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]] shortly afterwards, and bravely defended the Burrow when it [[Attack at the Burrow|came under attack]] as Voldemort [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|took over the Ministry]].<ref name="DH" />
   
===On the run===
+
====On the run====
[[File:Remuswedding.jpg|thumb|left|Remus in 1997]]
+
{{Quote|Don't you understand what I've done to [[Nymphadora Tonks|my wife]] and [[Teddy Lupin|my unborn child]]? I should never have married her, I've made her an outcast! And the child — the child...my kind don't usually breed! It will be like me, I am convinced of it! How can I forgive myself when I knowingly risked passing on my own condition to an innocent child?! And if, by some miracle, it is not like me, then it will be better off, a hundred ''times'' so, without a father of whom it should always be ashamed!|Remus explains why he thinks marrying Nymphadora Tonks was a grave mistake.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
{{Quote|Don't you understand what I've done to [[Nymphadora Tonks|my wife]] and [[Teddy Lupin|my unborn child]]? I should never have married her, I've made her an outcast! And the child - the child...my kind don't usually breed! It will be [[Werewolf|like me]], I am convinced of it! How can I forgive myself when I knowingly risked passing on my own condition to an innocent child?! And if, by some miracle, it is not like me, then it will be better off, a hundred ''times'' so, without a father of whom it should always be ashamed!|Remus explains why he thinks marrying Nymphadora Tonks was a grave mistake.|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
+
  +
[[File:Remus-Lupin-image-remus-lupin-36381494-500-667.jpg|thumb|140px|Remus in 1997]]
  +
 
Remus suffered great mental anguish as the war escalated when he learned that his wife was pregnant. He even tore out a clump of his own hair in anxiety over the possibility that his child would be born a werewolf. He visited Harry, Ron, and Hermione while they hid out in [[12 Grimmauld Place|Grimmauld Place]] and offered to help with [[Horcrux hunt|their search]] for Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es. However, Harry denounced him, calling him a coward for even considering leaving his wife alone while pregnant. Remus left them greatly agitated.<ref name="DH" />
 
Remus suffered great mental anguish as the war escalated when he learned that his wife was pregnant. He even tore out a clump of his own hair in anxiety over the possibility that his child would be born a werewolf. He visited Harry, Ron, and Hermione while they hid out in [[12 Grimmauld Place|Grimmauld Place]] and offered to help with [[Horcrux hunt|their search]] for Voldemort's [[Horcrux]]es. However, Harry denounced him, calling him a coward for even considering leaving his wife alone while pregnant. Remus left them greatly agitated.<ref name="DH" />
   
 
Harry and his friends next heard of Remus on ''[[Potterwatch]]'', under the code name ''Romulus''. Remus made Harry realise that they were still good friends, with his putting forth the opinion that Harry's instincts were good and they were usually right.
 
Harry and his friends next heard of Remus on ''[[Potterwatch]]'', under the code name ''Romulus''. Remus made Harry realise that they were still good friends, with his putting forth the opinion that Harry's instincts were good and they were usually right.
   
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Remus|There is no doubt at all in my mind that his death would be proclaimed as widely as possible by the Death Eaters if it had happened, because it would strike a deadly blow at the morale of those resisting the new regime. 'The Boy Who Lived' remains a symbol of everything for which we are fighting: the triumph of good, the power of innocence, the need to keep resisting.|[[Lee Jordan]]|And what would you say to Harry if you knew he was listening, Romulus?|I'd tell him we're all with him in spirit. And I'd tell him to follow his instincts, which are good and nearly always right.|Remus discussing his steadfast belief in [[Harry Potter|Harry]] on [[Potterwatch]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
+
Remus eventually came to his senses and reunited with Tonks in time to see his son born. They named him [[Ted Lupin|Edward Remus "Teddy" Lupin]], after Tonks' [[Ted Tonks|father]], who had recently been murdered by [[Snatchers]] after refusing to turn himself in to the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]]. Appearing to forgive and forget their earlier disagreement in Grimmauld Place, Remus asked Harry to be Teddy's godfather.<ref name="DH" />
   
Remus eventually came to his senses and reunited with Tonks in time to see his son born. They named him [[Ted Lupin|Teddy]], after Tonks' [[Ted Tonks|father]], who had recently been killed by [[Snatchers]] after refusing to turn himself in to the [[Muggle-Born Registration Commission]]. Appearing to forgive and forget their earlier disagreement in Grimmauld Place, Remus asked Harry to be Teddy's godfather.<ref name="DH" />
+
====Battle of Hogwarts and death====
 
===Battle of Hogwarts and death===
 
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Tonks|Have you seen Remus?|Aberforth|He was duelling Dolohov, haven't seen him since!|Tonks and [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Tonks|Have you seen Remus?|Aberforth|He was duelling Dolohov, haven't seen him since!|Tonks and [[Aberforth Dumbledore]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
[[File:Fullscreen-capture-28042011-233026.jpg|thumb|left|Remus Lupin and [[Nymphadora Tonks]] preparing to face their deaths during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].]]
+
Remus was one of the many Order members who answered [[Neville Longbottom]]'s call to arms on [[1 May]], [[1998]], when Harry, Hermione, and Ron returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] gathered his army to attack the school. He organised and led groups to fight [[Death Eaters]] on the school grounds, along with [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] and [[Arthur Weasley]]. His wife initially agreed not to participate in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], instead staying with their infant son, but was ultimately unable to bear leaving her husband to face such danger without her.
Remus was one of the many Order members who answered [[Neville Longbottom]]'s call to arms on [[2 May]], [[1998]], when Harry, Hermione, and Ron returned to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] gathered his army to attack the school. He organised and led groups to fight [[Death Eaters]] on the school grounds, along with [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] and [[Arthur Weasley]]. His wife initially agreed not to participate in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], instead staying with their infant son, but was ultimately unable to bear leaving her husband to face such danger without her. She left Teddy with her [[Andromeda Tonks|mother]] and raced to Hogwarts, where she was informed that Remus was last seen [[duel]]ling the Death Eater, [[Antonin Dolohov]].<ref name="OTP" /> Dolohov killed Remus in the Main Courtyard as his screams were heard, and Tonks was murdered by her aunt [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. <ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1156 Bloomsbury Webchat with J.K. Rowling, 30 July 2007]</ref> Lupin's death was avenged by [[Filius Flitwick]] who defeated or possibly killed Dolohov.
+
  +
[[File:Tumblr_msep05SPe31qeijvdo8_r1_250.gif|thumb|235px|Remus and Tonks's dead bodies|left]]
  +
  +
She left Teddy with her [[Andromeda Tonks|mother]] and raced to Hogwarts, where she was informed that Remus was last seen [[duel]]ling Death Eater, [[Antonin Dolohov]].<ref name="OTP" /> Dolohov murdered Remus, who was no longer in prime fighting condition, due to months of protective and concealment charms in order to keep his wife and son safe from possible attacks. He was murdered in the Main Courtyard during the first half of the battle along with many others, including Tonks his wife, who was murdered by her aunt [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] . <ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1156 Bloomsbury Webchat with J.K. Rowling, 30 July 2007]</ref> Lupin's death was avenged by [[Filius Flitwick]] who defeated or possibly killed Dolohov.
   
 
===Post-mortem===
 
===Post-mortem===
[[File:NymphadoraRemusDeaths.png|thumb|left|Remus and Tonks's dead bodies lying in the [[Great Hall]].]] During the brief pause in the battle, Remus and Tonks's bodies were laid out beside each other in the [[Great Hall]]. The nature of Remus' death was not revealed, but his body was described as peaceful-looking <ref name="DH" />, implying that he was struck with either a [[Killing Curse]] or Dolohov's [[Antonin Dolohov's Curse|own curse]]; both are known to leave no visible marks on the outer body. [[File:Remus_Stone.jpg|thumb|Harry revives Remus with the [[Resurrection Stone]].]] However, Remus still had an important part to play in the war. When Harry proceeded to the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] camp to be struck down by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], he first activated the [[Resurrection Stone]], bringing back the spirits of his parents, Sirius, and Remus; Remus expressed the hope that Harry would care for his son, lamenting that he would never know him, but also found comfort in the fact that his son would know and understand why he died: he was trying to make a world in which his son could live a happier life.
+
{{Quote|I am sorry too... Sorry I will never know him... but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand.|Remus Lupin, after being resurrected by [[Harry Potter]] |Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
  +
  +
During the brief pause in the battle, Remus and Tonks's bodies were laid out beside each other in the [[Great Hall]]. The nature of Remus' death was not revealed, but his body was described as peaceful-looking <ref name="DH" />, implying that he was struck with either a [[Killing Curse]] or Dolohov's [[Antonin Dolohov's Curse|own curse]]; both are known to leave no visible marks on the outer body.
  +
  +
[[File:Resurrection1.gif|frame|Harry brings back his family and friends]]
  +
  +
However, Remus still had an important part to play in the war. When Harry proceeded to the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] camp to be struck down by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], he first activated the [[Resurrection Stone]], bringing back the spirits of his parents, Sirius, and Remus; Remus expressed the hope that Harry would care for his son, lamenting that he would never know him, but also found comfort in the fact that his son would know and understand why he died: he was trying to make a world in which his son could live a happier life.
  +
  +
Remus Lupin was posthumously awarded the [[Order of Merlin]], First Class, the first werewolf ever to have been accorded this honour. The example of his life and death was of much weight on lifting the stigma on werewolves among the wizarding society.<ref name="PM" />
   
 
==Physical appearance==
 
==Physical appearance==
[[File:Lupin-train.jpg|thumb|230px|left|Remus on the [[Hogwarts Express]] in [[1993]].]]
 
 
{{Quote|The stranger was wearing an extremely shabby set of wizard's robes that had been darned in several places. He looked ill and exhausted. Though quite young, his light brown hair was flecked with grey.|Harry sees Remus for the first time on the [[Hogwarts Express]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|The stranger was wearing an extremely shabby set of wizard's robes that had been darned in several places. He looked ill and exhausted. Though quite young, his light brown hair was flecked with grey.|Harry sees Remus for the first time on the [[Hogwarts Express]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
Remus is described as having a pale face with premature lines, and light brown hair that, with each book, becomes more and more grey. The lines on his face and his greying hair were the results of the great deal of stress his body underwent with each full moon. His clothing throughout the series is consistently shabby and patched, presumably because of his inability to find a decently-paid job due to his status as a werewolf. In [[1993]], he sported a thin moustache, and from [[1995]] until his death, he sports more of a rough beard. He has scars cutting across his face and given Remus' comments on werewolf inflicted injuries being cursed wounds that are unlikely to fully heal after [[Fenrir Greyback]]'s attack on [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]], it is possible he bears more scars from his self-inflicted injuries during his transformations. In death, however, the flaws of his appearance were rectified, just like his friend [[Sirius Black]]; his spirit was described as "younger, less shabby, and his hair was thicker and darker."
+
[[File:1Remus.jpg|thumb|138px|Remus Lupin|left]]
  +
  +
Remus is described as having a pale face with premature lines, and light brown hair that, with each book, becomes more and more grey. The lines on his face and his greying hair were the results of the great deal of stress his body underwent with each full moon. His clothing is consistently shabby and patched, presumably because of his inability to find a decently-paid job due to his status as a werewolf.
  +
  +
In [[1993]], he sported a thin moustache, and from [[1995]] until his death, he sports more of a rough beard. He has scars cutting across his face and given Remus' comments on werewolf inflicted injuries being cursed wounds that are unlikely to fully heal after [[Fenrir Greyback]]'s attack on [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]], it is possible he bears more scars from his self-inflicted injuries during his transformations. In death, however, the flaws of his appearance were rectified, just like his friend [[Sirius Black]]; his spirit was described as "younger, less shabby, and his hair was thicker and darker."
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
{{Dialogue a-b-c-b|Sirius|Did you like question ten, Moony?|Lupin|Loved it, name five signs that identify the werewolf. Excellent question.|James|Do you think you managed to get all the signs?|I think so. One - he's sitting in my chair. Two - he's wearing my clothes. Three - His name's Remus Lupin.|Sirius, James and Lupin joking about an [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
+
{{Dialogue a-b-c-b|Sirius|Did you like question ten, Moony?|Lupin|Loved it, name five signs that identify the werewolf. Excellent question.|James|Do you think you managed to get all the signs?|I think so. One he's sitting in my chair. Two he's wearing my clothes. Three His name's Remus Lupin.|Sirius, James and Lupin joking about an [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
Remus was very intelligent, calm, tolerant, fair-minded, brave, kind and good-natured. Despite having suffered a great deal of prejudice in his life due to his lycanthropy, he managed to retain an ability to see the good in almost everybody and was extremely forgiving. He also had an excellent sense of humour, and when he was a student at school, was one of the [[Marauders]].<ref name="POA" /> However, unlike his friends, he never partook in bullying, being personally against such behaviour (possibly because of the prejudices he suffered as a werewolf), though he also stood by and did nothing to stop it. He hence could be described as the most mature one of the group. He even became a [[prefect]] in his fifth year.<ref name="OTP" /> Also, unlike his friends, he was able to, or at least would try to maintain civil conversation with those he did not get along well with, a notable example being Snape.
+
Remus was compassionate, intelligent, calm, tolerant, levelheaded, brave, kind, and good-natured. To much of the world, he seemed rather shy and drawn-in. Despite having suffered a great deal of prejudice in his life due to his lycanthropy, he managed to retain an ability to see the good in almost everybody and was extremely forgiving. He also had an excellent sense of humour, and when he was a student at school, was one of the [[Marauders]].<ref name="POA" /> However, unlike his friends, he never partook in bullying. He hence could be described as the most mature, responsible one of the group. He even became a [[prefect]] in his fifth year.<ref name="OTP" /> Also, unlike his friends, he was able to, or at least would try to maintain civil conversation with those he did not get along well with, a notable example being Snape.
  +
  +
[[File:Lupin1.gif|frame|Remus demostrating his flair for the subject he teaches by adding the element of music to a lesson]]
  +
  +
Remus was unusually perceptive, with an uncanny ability to guess the thoughts of those around him. This is especially clear in his conversations with Harry, such as his intuiting that Harry was afraid that he thought he couldn't handle working with the boggart. He was a gifted teacher, with a rare flair for his subject and a profound understanding of his pupils. He was, as ever, drawn to the underdog, and Neville Longbottom especially benefitted from his wisdom and encouragement.
   
Remus was quite perceptive, with an uncanny ability to guess the thoughts of those around him. This is especially clear in his conversations with Harry, such as his understanding that Harry thought Lupin believed him incapable of tackling a boggart.
+
True to being a Gryffindor, Lupin was quite courageous. Nonetheless, he suffered deep-seated feelings of shame and fear of rejection which, in certain situations, led him to consider backing down. His greatest weakness was that, in his desperate longing to belong and be liked, he was neither as brave or honest as he should have been at times. Remus once claimed that he was cowardly, because he was unable to bring himself to tell Dumbledore that James, Sirius and Peter were Animagi, as it would have meant that he had betrayed Dumbledore's trust, which meant everything to him. His love of James and Sirius also led him to not do anything to stop their bullying other students, a most notable example being when Snape was constantly bullied by his friends, but Remus was terrified of losing them and therefore did nothing to stop the bullying, something that he later admits to regret. Perhaps the most critical example of this was his temptation to join Harry, Ron and Hermione on Dumbledore's mission and abandon his wife and unborn son because he was afraid that her family would be ashamed of him being a werewolf. However, ultimately he came to his senses.
   
Though he displayed bravery on many occasions, it seems that Lupin held deep-seated feelings of shame and fear of rejection (possibly stemming from persecution that he experienced beginning from when he was a child) which at times led him to consider backing down. Remus once claimed that he was cowardly, because he was unable to bring himself to tell Dumbledore that James, Sirius and Peter were Animagi, as it would have meant that he had betrayed Dumbledore's trust, which meant everything to him. Perhaps the most critical example of this was his temptation to join Harry, Ron and Hermione on Dumbledore's mission and abandon his wife and unborn son because he was afraid that her family would be ashamed of him being a werewolf. However, ultimately he came to his senses.
+
He also has been noted to dislike the form of his Patronus as it takes the shape of a wolf. Lupin is disgusted by all things wolfish as they remind him of his condition, and due to this has been known to deliberately cast a non-corporeal patronus, particularly when in the company of others, for fear it would give him away as a werewolf. 
   
 
His [[Boggart]] is a full moon, possibly reflecting on an apparent terror of transforming near humans. This terror may stem from the time where [[Severus Snape]] was nearly bitten by him in his werewolf form.
 
His [[Boggart]] is a full moon, possibly reflecting on an apparent terror of transforming near humans. This terror may stem from the time where [[Severus Snape]] was nearly bitten by him in his werewolf form.
   
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
 
==Magical abilities and skills==
*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': In [[1993]], Remus took the position of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] Professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and was considered to be the best in this position by many of his students. It has been implied that his particular speciality in Defence is, ironically enough, against Dark Creatures. However, this is based on what he taught the third year students and may not reflect the full range of his knowledge and expertise. He also taught [[Harry Potter]] the highly advanced [[Patronus Charm]],<ref name="POA" /> which Remus himself must have mastered at a relatively young age, at least when he joined the first [[Order of the Phoenix]].
+
[[File:1lupinpatronus.gif|frame|Lupin casting his disguised [[Patronus]] on the [[Hogwarts Express]]|left]]
*'''[[Nonverbal spell|Nonverbal]] and [[Wandless spell|wandless magic]]''': While on the [[Hogwarts Express]] in [[1993]], Remus conjured fire, (possibly [[Bluebell Flames]]) [[wandless spell|without using a wand]] and [[nonverbal spell|non-verbally]].<ref name="POA" /> He could also open locks and chests and relight candles with just the wave of his hand. When Remus and Harry had a heated argument in [[1997]], Remus struck him with a silent spell so quickly that Harry barely had time to reach for [[Harry Potter's wand|his own]] [[wand]]. Both wandless and non-verbal magic are very difficult, indicating Remus' magical power and skill.
+
  +
{{Quote|You're the best Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher we've ever had!|[[Harry Potter]] to Remus |Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
  +
  +
Remus was an accomplished and skillful wizard with extensive knowledge of Dark creatures. [[Harry Potter]] and his friends also commented that he was the best [[D.A.D.A.]] teacher, they had ever had, a testament to his skills, knowledge, and his ability to effectively impart them to younger generations.
  +
  +
*'''[[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]''': In [[1993]], Remus took the position of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] Professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], and was considered to be the best in this position by many of his students. It has been implied that his particular speciality in Defence is, ironically enough, against Dark Creatures. However, this is based on what he taught the third year students and may not reflect the full range of his knowledge and expertise. He also taught [[Harry Potter]] the highly advanced [[Patronus Charm]],<ref name="POA" /> which Remus himself must have mastered at a relatively young age, at least when he joined the first [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Remus's Patronus takes the form of a [[wolf]], a reflection of his condition, but he can disguise it into a non-corporeal form to hide that fact.
  +
{{Quote|There was a soft, crackling noise, and a shivering light filled the compartment. Professor Lupin appeared to be holding a handful of flames.|Lupin using a nonverbal flame spell|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
  +
*'''[[Nonverbal spell|Non-verbal]] and [[Wandless spell|wandless magic]]''': While on the [[Hogwarts Express]] in [[1993]], Remus conjured fire, (possibly [[Bluebell Flames]]) [[wandless spell|without using a wand]] and [[nonverbal spell|non-verbally]].<ref name="POA" /> He could also open locks and chests and relight candles with just the wave of his hand. When Remus and Harry had a heated argument in [[1997]], Remus struck him with a silent spell so quickly that Harry barely had time to reach for [[Harry Potter's wand|his own]] [[wand]]. Both wandless and non-verbal magic are very difficult, indicating Remus' magical power and skill.
 
*'''[[Duel]]ling''': Remus was a highly talented [[duel]]list. During the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], he was the only fighter besides [[Albus Dumbledore]] and his pupil Harry who was not wounded, killed, or incapacitated and he may have defeated the Death Eaters leader [[Lucius Malfoy]] in the process.<ref name="OTP" /> He also came out of the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]]<ref name="HBP" /> and the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]] unscathed, even though he had to support an injured [[George Weasley]] while fighting and flying during the latter conflict. Remus was able to survive the Battle of the Seven Potters even though he had several Death Eaters attacking him, though it should be noted that during the battle [[Severus Snape]], who was secretly on Remus' side, attempted to protect him from one of the Death Eaters. However, Remus was killed in a duel during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] with [[Antonin Dolohov]], a highly skilled and dangerous [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]], who had previously defeated very talented wizards such as [[Alastor Moody]] and the [[Fabian and Gideon Prewett|Prewett brothers]], though chances are he put up an excellent fight.<ref name="DH" />
 
*'''[[Duel]]ling''': Remus was a highly talented [[duel]]list. During the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], he was the only fighter besides [[Albus Dumbledore]] and his pupil Harry who was not wounded, killed, or incapacitated and he may have defeated the Death Eaters leader [[Lucius Malfoy]] in the process.<ref name="OTP" /> He also came out of the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]]<ref name="HBP" /> and the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]] unscathed, even though he had to support an injured [[George Weasley]] while fighting and flying during the latter conflict. Remus was able to survive the Battle of the Seven Potters even though he had several Death Eaters attacking him, though it should be noted that during the battle [[Severus Snape]], who was secretly on Remus' side, attempted to protect him from one of the Death Eaters. However, Remus was killed in a duel during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] with [[Antonin Dolohov]], a highly skilled and dangerous [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]], who had previously defeated very talented wizards such as [[Alastor Moody]] and the [[Fabian and Gideon Prewett|Prewett brothers]], though chances are he put up an excellent fight.<ref name="DH" />
*'''[[Charms]]''': Remus appears to have been very talented with [[Charms (class)|Charms]] from a young age, since he, [[James Potter I|James Potter]], [[Sirius Black]], and [[Peter Pettigrew]] managed to create the magically complex [[Marauders' Map]] as teenagers.<ref name="POA" />
+
*'''[[Charms]]''': Remus appears to have been talented with [[Charms (class)|Charms]] from a young age, since he, [[James Potter I|James Potter]], [[Sirius Black]], and [[Peter Pettigrew]] managed to create the magically complex [[Marauders' Map]] as teenagers.<ref name="POA" /> He was also able to cast a corporeal [[Patronus charm|Patronus]] (form of a wolf), which is regarded as very advanced magic and a sign of superior magical ability.<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book3/chapter21/moment3/patronus-charm New From J. K. Rowling - Patronus Charm]</ref>
*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Remus, along with [[Sirius Black]], was able to use magic to force [[Peter Pettigrew]] to change into a human from his [[Animagus]] form as a rat.
+
{{Quote|[[Ferula]]." Bandages spun up Ron's leg, strapping it tightly to a splint. |Rumus bandaging [[Ron Weasley]]'s leg |Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban }}
  +
*'''[[Healing magic]]''': In the spring of [[1994]], Remus used a healing spell to bandage and splint broken bones. He used it on [[Ron Weasley]] to support Ron's broken leg.
  +
*'''[[Transfiguration]]''': Remus, along with [[Sirius Black]], was able to perform [[Untransfiguration]] to force [[Peter Pettigrew]] to change into his human form (Pettigrew's [[Animagus]] form was a rat). He was also able to use [[conjuration]] an advanced form of Transfiguration. In [[1994]] he conjured chains to bind Peter Pettigrew to [[Ron Weasley]].
 
*'''[[Flying]]''': Remus was a good flyer as seen when he escorted Harry with the rest of the [[Advance Guard]] from the Dursley's house.<ref name="OTP" /> He was a skilled enough flier to be able to evade and duel [[Death Eaters]] while supporting an injured [[George Weasley]] during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]].<ref name="DH" />
 
*'''[[Flying]]''': Remus was a good flyer as seen when he escorted Harry with the rest of the [[Advance Guard]] from the Dursley's house.<ref name="OTP" /> He was a skilled enough flier to be able to evade and duel [[Death Eaters]] while supporting an injured [[George Weasley]] during the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]].<ref name="DH" />
  +
  +
==Possessions==
  +
[[File:CypressRemusLupin.png|thumb|180px]]
  +
*'''[[Remus Lupin's wand|Wand]]''': Like most witches and wizards it can most likely be said that Remus's wand was among his most valued possessions and that he most likey purchased it at the age of eleven from [[Ollivander's Wand Shop|Ollivanders]]. His wand was 10¼ inches, [[Cypress]] wood, and with [[Unicorn hair]] core.
  +
*'''[[Remus Lupin's cottage|Cottage]]''': In 1993 Remus lived alone in Yorkshire, England. Albus Dumbledore tracked him to this cottage and offered him the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
   
 
==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
 
===Family===
 
===Family===
The extent of Remus' relationship with his family is unknown. During Remus' youth, [[Remus Lupin's father|his father]] offended Fenrir Greyback, causing Greyback to attack Remus, when he was merely four years old. [[Remus Lupin's father|Mr.]] and [[Remus Lupin's mother|Mrs. Lupin]] are known to have been concerned over Remus being a werewolf, believing that this condition meant their son would be unable to attend [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. However, this was proven untrue.
+
The extent of Remus' relationship with his family is unknown, aside from how adored he was by his parents. During Remus' youth, [[Remus Lupin's father|his father]] offended Fenrir Greyback, causing Greyback to attack Remus, when he was merely four years old. [[Remus Lupin's father|Mr.]] and [[Remus Lupin's mother|Mrs. Lupin]] are known to have been concerned over Remus being a werewolf, believing that this condition meant their son would be unable to attend [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]]. However, this was proven untrue.
  +
  +
====Nymphadora Tonks====
  +
{{Dialogue a-b-c-b-d|Tonks|I don't care either, I don't care! I've told you a million times ''[...]'' |Remus|And I've told ''you'' a million times, that I am too old for you, too poor....too dangerous....|Molly Weasley|I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus.|I am not being ridiculous. Tonks deserves somebody young and whole.|Arthur Weasley|But she wants ''you''. And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so.|Tonks, Arthur, and Molly try to convince Remus to be with Tonks|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
  +
  +
[[File:Nymphadora Tonks Deathly Hallows promotional image.jpg|thumb|145px|[[Nymphadora Tonks]], his wife and mother of his son |left]]
  +
  +
Remus and Tonks came to know each other as members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] during the Second Wizarding War. Remus, so often melancholy and lonely, was first amused, then impressed, then seriously smitten by the young witch. He had never fallen in love before. If it had happened in peacetime, Remus would have simply taken himself off to a new place and a new job, so that he did not have to endure the pain of watching Tonks fall in love with a handsome, young wizard in the Auror office, which was what he expected to happen. However, this was war; they were both needed in the Order of the Phoenix, and nobody knew what the next day would bring. Remus felt justified in remaining exactly where he was, keeping his feelings to himself but secretly rejoicing every time somebody paired him with Tonks on some overnight mission.
  +
  +
It had never occurred to Remus that Tonks could return his feelings because he had become so used to considering himself unclean and unworthy. One night when they lay in hiding outside a known Death Eater’s house, after a year of increasingly warm friendship, Tonks made an idle remark about one of their fellow Order members ("He’s still handsome, isn’t he, even after Azkaban?"). Before he could stop himself, Remus had replied bitterly that he supposed she had fallen for his old friend ("He always got the women."). At this, Tonks replied: "You’d know perfectly well who I’ve fallen for, if you weren’t too busy feeling sorry for yourself to notice."
  +
  +
Remus’s immediate response was a happiness he had never experienced in his life, but this was extinguished almost at once by a sense of crushing duty. He had always known that he could not marry and run the risk of passing on his painful, shameful condition. Wiser than Remus, she was sure that he loved her, but that he was refusing to admit it out of mistaken nobility. However, he avoided working with her, barely talked to her, and started volunteering for the most dangerous missions. Tonks became desperately unhappy, convinced not only that the man she loved would never willingly spend time with her again, but also that he might walk to his death rather than admit his feelings.
  +
  +
[[File:Tonks_Lupin.jpg|thumb|150px|[[Nymphadora Tonks]] with husband, Remus Lupin]]
  +
  +
Inspired by Fleur Delacour’s protestation of enduring love for Bill Weasley, who had been savaged by Greyback, Tonks made a brave, public declaration of her feelings for Remus, who was forced to admit the strength of his love for her. In spite of continuing misgivings that he was acting selfishly, Remus married Tonks quietly in the north of Scotland, with witnesses taken from the local wizarding tavern. He continued to fear that the stigma attached to him would infect his wife and wished for no fanfare around their union; he swung constantly between elation that he was married to the woman of his dreams and terror of what he might have brought upon them both. When she became pregnant, Remus was not delighted by this, he was in fact scared that he might be passing his condition on to an innocent child. He even attempted to abandon his pregnant wife and unborn child, but was stopped by Harry Potter. Realising the importance of staying with his family above all else, he returned to Tonks, bitterly ashamed.
  +
  +
Lupin and Tonks both died in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in May 1998, leaving their son behind in the care of his maternal grandmother, [[Andromeda Tonks]], and his godfather, Harry Potter. Teddy was raised by Andromeda, but would spend a great deal of time with the [[Potter family|Potter]] and [[Weasley family|Weasley]] families growing up. Teddy was a [[Metamorphmagus]], like his mother.
  +
  +
====Teddy Lupin====
  +
{{Quote|Yes, yes, she's had the baby!|Remus joyfully announces the birth of his son|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
  +
Remus' son was born in [[1998]]. Remus and his wife, Nymphadora Tonks, named him [[Ted Lupin|Teddy]], after Tonks's father. At one point, Remus nearly abandoned his wife and unborn son, mostly out of premature shame, guilt, and the fear that his lycanthropy would be passed on and that he'd made outcasts out of Nymphadora and their child. Rather than wanting to face his impending fatherhood, he intended to help Harry, Ron, and Hermione with their mission of destroying Voldemort's Horcruxes (though he was actually unaware of what their "mission" entailed). Harry was, however, upset with the development and got into a rather heated argument with Remus that ultimately convinced him that the best course of action would be to support his family. He returned to his wife shortly thereafter.
  +
  +
Teddy was eventually born and despite his earlier fears and insecurities about being a father, Remus expressed joy at his son's birth and asked Harry to be Teddy's godfather. Sadly, Remus and his wife were killed at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], leaving Teddy an orphan when he was between two weeks and one month old. When Remus appeared again through the [[Resurrection Stone]], he was rather devastated knowing that Teddy would have to grow up without either of his parents, but found some solace in knowing that Teddy would be living in a better world. Teddy was raised by his maternal grandmother, but he spent significant time with his godfather Harry Potter's family and the Weasleys.
   
 
===The Marauders===
 
===The Marauders===
[[File:Themaraus.jpg|thumb|left|250px|The Marauders.]]
 
 
{{Quote|...apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends... I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth...and they didn't desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.|Remus on his friends|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|...apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends... I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth...and they didn't desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.|Remus on his friends|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
As a Hogwarts student, Remus became good friends with fellow [[Gryffindor]]s [[James Potter I|James Potter]], [[Sirius Black]], and [[Peter Pettigrew]]. In their second year, Remus' friends figured out that he was a [[werewolf]]; instead of shunning him, as many in the [[wizarding world]] would have, they learned how to become [[Animagus|Animagi]] by their fifth years to accompany Remus on his monthly transformations, preventing him from hurting himself.<ref name="POA" /> Because he was grateful to his friends, Remus cut them a lot of slack<ref name="JKR">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2003/0626-alberthall-fry.htm 26 June 2003 Interview with J.K. Rowling at Royal Albert Hall]</ref>; despite being dismayed by their bullying of [[Severus Snape]], he did not attempt to stop them. Though he was his house's [[prefect]], Remus had difficulty trying to curb his friends' mischievous behaviour.<ref name="OTP" /> However, Remus was not without a mischief-making streak himself, contributing to the invention of the [[Marauder's Map]].
+
[[File:Themaraus.jpg|thumb|240px|Remus with his best friends; James Potter, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew |left]]
  +
As a Hogwarts student, Remus became good friends with fellow [[Gryffindor]]s [[James Potter I|James Potter]], [[Sirius Black]], and [[Peter Pettigrew]]. In their second year, Remus' friends figured out that he was a [[werewolf]]; instead of shunning him, as many in the [[wizarding world]] would have, they learned how to become [[Animagus|Animagi]] by their fifth year to accompany Remus on his monthly transformations, preventing him from hurting himself.<ref name="POA" /> Because he was grateful to his friends, Remus cut them a lot of slack<ref name="JKR">[http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2003/0626-alberthall-fry.htm 26 June 2003 Interview with J.K. Rowling at Royal Albert Hall]</ref>; despite being dismayed by their bullying of [[Severus Snape]], he did not attempt to stop them. Though he was his house's [[prefect]], Remus had difficulty trying to curb his friends' mischievous behaviour.<ref name="OTP" /> However, Remus was not without a mischief-making streak himself, contributing to the invention of the [[Marauder's Map]].
   
 
At some point, after Remus and his friends had all become members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], Sirius came to distrust Remus, fearing he might be a spy; the reasons for this are unknown. Sirius' distrust ensured that Remus was unaware when James and [[Lily Evans|Lily]] changed their [[Secret-Keeper]] from Sirius to Peter, and thus he believed that Sirius had betrayed them when they were murdered by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. The two reclaimed their friendship after Sirius [[Azkaban escapes#1993|escaped]] from [[Azkaban]] in [[1993]], and Remus learned the truth. They planned to kill their traitorous former friend Peter, but were stopped by [[Harry Potter]].<ref name="POA" /> Remus and Sirius both became close to their late friend's son, and Remus was devastated when Sirius was killed in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].<ref name="OTP" />
 
At some point, after Remus and his friends had all become members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], Sirius came to distrust Remus, fearing he might be a spy; the reasons for this are unknown. Sirius' distrust ensured that Remus was unaware when James and [[Lily Evans|Lily]] changed their [[Secret-Keeper]] from Sirius to Peter, and thus he believed that Sirius had betrayed them when they were murdered by [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. The two reclaimed their friendship after Sirius [[Azkaban escapes#1993|escaped]] from [[Azkaban]] in [[1993]], and Remus learned the truth. They planned to kill their traitorous former friend Peter, but were stopped by [[Harry Potter]].<ref name="POA" /> Remus and Sirius both became close to their late friend's son, and Remus was devastated when Sirius was killed in the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]].<ref name="OTP" />
Line 183: Line 185:
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Remus|Severus, you’re making a mistake. You haven't heard everything — I can explain — Sirius is not here to kill Harry —|Snape|Two more for [[Azkaban]] tonight. I shall be interested to see how Dumbledore takes this... He was quite convinced you were harmless, you know, Lupin...a tame werewolf —|You fool. Is a schoolboy grudge worth putting an innocent man back inside Azkaban?|Remus and Snape arguing about [[Sirius Black]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Remus|Severus, you’re making a mistake. You haven't heard everything — I can explain — Sirius is not here to kill Harry —|Snape|Two more for [[Azkaban]] tonight. I shall be interested to see how Dumbledore takes this... He was quite convinced you were harmless, you know, Lupin...a tame werewolf —|You fool. Is a schoolboy grudge worth putting an innocent man back inside Azkaban?|Remus and Snape arguing about [[Sirius Black]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
[[Severus Snape]], a [[Slytherin]] student in Remus' year, shared a strong enmity with Remus' close friends [[James Potter I|James Potter]] and [[Sirius Black]], who outright bullied Snape on occasion. Although not friendly with [[Severus Snape|Snape]], it appears Remus was not cruel to Snape. He also did nothing to stop it, however, which was something that he deeply regretted later in his life. On one occasion, for instance, James and Sirius began taunting Snape out of boredom; while Snape's then friend [[Lily Evans]] went to his defence, Remus pretended to focus on his textbook, but was frowning and unable to continue reading.<ref name="OTP" />
+
[[File:Severus_Snape_Profile.JPG|thumb|140px|[[Severus Snape]]]]
[[File:SnapeTrio.jpg|thumb|left|230px|[[Severus Snape]] protecting [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] from Remus in his werewolf form.]]
 
   
At some point in their fifth year, Snape saw Madam [[Poppy Pomfrey|Pomfrey]] leading Remus to the passageway on the full moon; Sirius thought it would be entertaining to inform Snape of how to freeze the [[Hogwarts Whomping Willow|Whomping Willow]]. Snape tried to do so, but was stopped by James before he could reach the [[Shrieking Shack]], where Remus had transformed. [[Albus Dumbledore]] forbade Snape from revealing Remus' condition to anyone, and Snape deeply resented being put in James's debt and suspected that Remus might have been in on the dangerous prank.
+
[[Severus Snape]], a [[Slytherin]] student in Remus' year, shared a strong enmity with Remus' close friends [[James Potter I|James Potter]] and [[Sirius Black]], who outright bullied Snape on occasion. Although not friendly with [[Severus Snape|Snape]], Remus never behaved cruelly to him. It is possible that he may have subtly identified with or sympathized with the lonely, isolated Snape, seeing a reflection of himself and how he would have been treated if he hadn't found the protection of his friends. Later in life, he said that he deeply regretted not having done anything to stop the bullying. <ref name="OTP" />
   
As adults, Remus and Snape were civil to one another, although barely so on the latter's part. This had made Remus more or less the only Marauder to do so. Snape was irked that Remus obtained the position of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[professor]] at Hogwarts, which he had always wanted for himself, in [[1993]]. He brewed [[Wolfsbane Potion]] for Remus so that he would be able to keep his mind whenever he transformed, but he suspected that Remus was helping Sirius get into the castle and tried to convince Dumbledore to stop trusting him. Snape also took to dropping hints that Remus was a werewolf to students, which was understood by at least one of them ([[Hermione Granger]], who kept the discovery to herself). When Remus tried to inform Snape of Sirius' innocence, Snape refused to hear or believe any of it, and was determined to see Remus punished alongside Sirius. When Snape's old enemy escaped re-capture, Snape vindictively exposed Remus' werewolf status, which forced him to resign.<ref name="POA" />
+
At some point in their fifth year, Snape saw [[Poppy Pomfrey|Madam Pomfrey]] leading Remus to the passageway on the full moon; Sirius thought it would be entertaining to inform Snape of how to freeze the [[Hogwarts Whomping Willow|Whomping Willow]]. Snape tried to do so, but was stopped by James before he could reach the [[Shrieking Shack]], where Remus had transformed. [[Albus Dumbledore]] forbade Snape from revealing Remus' condition to anyone, and Snape deeply resented being put in James's debt and suspected that Remus might have been in on the dangerous prank.
  +
  +
As adults, Remus and Snape were civil to one another, although barely so on the latter's part. Remus claimed that he neither liked nor disliked Snape; of course they would never be bosom friends, after all that happened in their school days, but he also never forgot that Snape dutifully made him the Wolfsbane Potion, and made it perfectly every time so that he would not have to suffer at the full moon as he usually did. (Also, Snape secretly saved Lupin's life in [[Battle over Little Whinging]]). Snape, on the other hand, barely concealed his bitterness in their interactions. He was irked that Remus obtained the position of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[professor]] at Hogwarts, which he had always wanted for himself. He suspected that Remus was helping Sirius get into the castle and tried to convince Dumbledore to stop trusting him. Snape also took to dropping hints that Remus was a werewolf to students, which was understood by at least one of them ([[Hermione Granger]], who kept the discovery to herself). When Remus tried to inform Snape of Sirius' innocence, Snape refused to hear or believe any of it, and was determined to see Remus punished alongside Sirius. When Snape's old enemy escaped re-capture, Snape vindictively exposed Remus' werewolf status, which forced him to resign.<ref name="POA" />
   
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Remus|It comes down to whether or not you trust Dumbledore's judgement. I do; therefore, I trust Severus.|Harry|But Dumbledore can make mistakes. He says it himself. And you — do you honestly like Snape?|I neither like nor dislike Severus... We shall never be bosom friends, perhaps; after all that happened between James and Sirius and Severus, there is too much bitterness there. But I do not forget that during the year I taught at Hogwarts, Severus made the Wolfsbane Potion for me every month, made it perfectly, so that I did not have to suffer as I usually do at the full moon... I must be grateful.|Remus and [[Harry Potter]] on the former's relationship with Snape|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Remus|It comes down to whether or not you trust Dumbledore's judgement. I do; therefore, I trust Severus.|Harry|But Dumbledore can make mistakes. He says it himself. And you — do you honestly like Snape?|I neither like nor dislike Severus... We shall never be bosom friends, perhaps; after all that happened between James and Sirius and Severus, there is too much bitterness there. But I do not forget that during the year I taught at Hogwarts, Severus made the Wolfsbane Potion for me every month, made it perfectly, so that I did not have to suffer as I usually do at the full moon... I must be grateful.|Remus and [[Harry Potter]] on the former's relationship with Snape|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
Line 194: Line 196:
   
 
===Lily Evans===
 
===Lily Evans===
[[File:Lily Potter fullcoloured.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Lily Evans]], his friend]]
 
 
{{Quote|Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was.|Remus tells Harry of Lily's kindness.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
 
{{Quote|Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was.|Remus tells Harry of Lily's kindness.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
   
Remus met [[Lily Evans]] while they were both attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Lily was not on good terms with two of Remus' dearest friends, James and Sirius, but that did not mean she disliked Remus as well, given that he acted more mature and thoughtful than his friends, and did not participate in their bullying though he did nothing to stop them either. Remus and Lily were both made [[prefect]]s during their fifth year, and they were friendly towards each other. After Hogwarts, Lily married James Potter. Although Sirius was the best man, Remus probably attended their wedding, too, given his status as one of their dearest friends.{{Fact}} They all became members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] during the [[First Wizarding War]], and fought in several battles together. When Pettigrew betrayed the Potters to Voldemort, resulting in the tragic deaths of James and Lily, Remus was devastated. Later on, he became close to Lily's son, Harry, both as a paternal figure and a mentor. After Lupin was killed during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], they were two of the four spirits whom Harry summoned.
+
[[File:Lily_Potter1.jpg|thumb|140px|[[Lily Evans]], his friend|left]]
   
===Harry Potter===
+
Remus met [[Lily Evans]] while they were both attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]]. Lily was not on good terms with two of Remus' dearest friends, James and Sirius, but that did not mean she disliked Remus as well, given that he acted more mature and thoughtful than his friends, and did not participate in their bullying though he did nothing to stop them either. Remus and Lily were both made [[prefect]]s during their fifth year, and they were friendly towards each other.
[[File:HarryRemus.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Remus with [[Harry Potter]] in [[1993]].]]
 
{{Dialogue a-b-a|Remus|I have complete confidence in you. Here — you've earned a drink. Something from the [[Three Broomsticks Inn|Three Broomsticks]], you won't have tried it before —|Harry|Butterbeer! Yeah, I like that stuff!|...let's drink to a [[Gryffindor]] victory against [[Ravenclaw]]! Not that I'm supposed to take sides, as a teacher...|Remus when teaching [[Harry Potter]] the [[Patronus Charm]].|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
   
Remus met [[Harry Potter]], the son of his late friends [[James Potter I|James]] and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]], for the first time since he was an infant, in [[1993]] when he saved Harry from [[Dementor]]s on the Hogwarts Express. Remus was the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] during Harry's third year, and quickly became his favourite professor. Remus found Harry to be intelligent, kind, and an excellent Seeker, and Harry admired and cared about Remus even after he found out that he was a werewolf.
+
After Hogwarts, Lily married James Potter. Although Sirius was the best man, Remus probably attended their wedding, too, given his status as one of their dearest friends.{{Fact}} They all became members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] during the [[First Wizarding War]], and fought in several battles together. When Pettigrew betrayed the Potters to Voldemort, resulting in the tragic deaths of James and Lily, Remus was devastated. Later on, he became close to Lily's son, Harry, both as a paternal figure and a mentor. After Lupin was killed during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], they were two of the four spirits whom Harry summoned.
   
{{Quote|The very first time I saw you Harry, I recognised you immediately. Not by your scar, by your eyes. They're your mother Lily's. Oh yes, I knew her. Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was. Not only was she a singularly gifted witch, she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn't see it in themselves. Your father, James, however, had a certain, shall we say, talent for trouble. A talent, rumour has it, he passed onto you. You're more like them than you know, Harry. In time you'll come to see just how much.|Remus telling Harry about how he knew [[James and Lily Potter|Harry's parents]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)}}
+
===Harry Potter===
  +
{{Quote|Molly, you're not the only person at this table who cares about Harry.|Remus to Molly in [[1995]]|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix }}
   
Remus also told Harry that the first time he saw him, he recognised him not by [[Harry Potter's scars#The lightning-bolt scar|his scar]], but by his eyes, which so closely resembled Lily's. It is suggested that Remus' classes were how Harry discovered his talent for [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. He took Harry aside to teach him the [[Patronus Charm]], assisted him in avoiding trouble with [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]], and returned the [[Marauders' Map]] to him once he was no longer a professor.<ref name="POA" />
+
[[File:Harry_Potter_movies_hbp_promostills_6.jpg|thumb|140px|Harry Potter: former student, good friend, and godfather to his [[Teddy Lupin|Son]]]]
   
[[File:Dementor Boggart.gif|thumb|right|250px|Remus Lupin protecting Harry Potter when Harry's [[boggart]] turns into a [[Dementor]] in [[1993]].]]
+
Remus met [[Harry Potter]], the son of his late friends [[James Potter I|James]] and [[Lily Evans|Lily Potter]], for the first time since he was an infant, in [[1993]] when he saved Harry from [[Dementor]]s on the Hogwarts Express. Remus was the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] during Harry's third year, and quickly became his favourite professor. The two bonded very closely. Remus found Harry to be intelligent, kind, and an excellent Seeker, and had strong empathy for the pain that he had experienced throughout his life. Harry admired and cared about Remus even after he found out that he was a werewolf.
The two met again in the summer of [[1995]] when Remus was part of [[Advance Guard|the group]] of [[Order of the Phoenix|Order]] members who transported Harry from Privet Drive to [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. Throughout the years, Remus shared with Harry stories about his parents and [[Sirius Black|godfather]]. He comforted Harry over Sirius's death and also offered him advice on other occasions.<ref name="OTP" /> The only time that they ever fought was when Harry was outraged by Remus' intentions to temporarily leaving his pregnant [[Nymphadora Tonks|wife]] for fear of their future child becoming a [[werewolf]] as he was, or otherwise ostracised for being the son of a werewolf. Harry noted that he had never seen Remus so angry before, but they later made up, as Remus knew that Harry had only meant well. When Remus' son [[Ted Lupin|Teddy Lupin]] was born, he asked that Harry be the boy's godfather, and after Remus' death Harry played a prominent role in Teddy's life. Remus was one of the spirits that came out of the [[Resurrection Stone]] to speak to Harry as he walked to what he believed was his death, indicating the almost familial bond between Remus and Harry.<ref name="DH" />
 
   
In ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them]]'', Harry wrote in the werewolf section "aren't all bad", showing that Remus being a werewolf did not bother him at all.
+
Remus also told Harry that the first time he saw him, he recognised him not by [[Harry Potter's scars#The lightning-bolt scar|his scar]], but by his eyes, which so closely resembled Lily's. It is suggested that Remus' classes were how Harry discovered his remarkable talent for [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]]. He took Harry aside to teach him the [[Patronus Charm]], assisted him in avoiding trouble with [[Severus Snape|Professor Snape]], and returned the [[Marauders' Map]] to him once he was no longer a professor.<ref name="POA" />
   
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|I didn't want you to die. Any of you. I'm sorry — right after you'd had your son... Remus, I'm sorry —|Remus Lupin|I am sorry too. Sorry I will never know him...but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand. I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life.|Harry speaks to Remus, [[James Potter I|James]], [[Lily Evans|Lily]], and [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] through the [[Resurrection Stone]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
+
[[File:250px-Dementor_Boggart.gif|frame|Remus Lupin protecting Harry Potter when Harry's [[boggart]] turns into a [[Dementor]] in [[1993]].|left]]
   
===Nymphadora Tonks===
+
The two met again in the summer of [[1995]]. Remus was part of [[Advance Guard|the group]] of [[Order of the Phoenix|Order]] members who transported Harry from Privet Drive to [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. Throughout the years, Remus shared with Harry many stories about his parents and [[Sirius Black|godfather]]. He comforted Harry over Sirius's death and also offered him advice on other occasions.<ref name="OTP" />
{{Dialogue a-b-c-b-d|Tonks|I don't care either, I don't care! I've told you a million times...|Remus|And I've told ''you'' a million times, that I am too old for you, too poor....too dangerous....|Molly Weasley|I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus.|I am not being ridiculous. Tonks deserves somebody young and whole.|Arthur Weasley|But she wants ''you''. And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so.|Tonks, Arthur, and Molly try to convince Remus to accept Tonks' romantic approaches.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
   
[[File:Tonks Lupin.jpg|thumb|150px|right|[[Nymphadora Tonks]] with husband, Remus Lupin.]]
+
The only real disagreement they ever had was when Harry rejected Remus' offer to accompany him and his friends on the quest for Horcruxes. Harry became angry and cutting; he told his former teacher that he was being selfish and irresponsible for leaving his wife and unborn child. Remus responded with uncharacteristic violence and stormed out of the house, taking refuge in a corner of the Leaky Cauldron, where he sat drinking and fuming. However, after a few hours’ reflection, Remus was forced to accept that his former-pupil had just taught him a valuable lesson. James and Lily, Remus reflected, had stuck with Harry even unto their own deaths. His own parents had sacrificed their peace and security to keep the family together. When Remus' son [[Ted Lupin|Teddy Lupin]] was born, he asked that Harry be the boy's godfather, and after Remus' death Harry played a prominent role in Teddy's life. Remus was one of the spirits that came out of the [[Resurrection Stone]] to speak to Harry as he walked to what he believed was his death, indicating the almost familial bond between Remus and Harry.<ref name="DH" />
   
Remus and [[Nymphadora Tonks]] came to know each other as members of the [[Order of the Phoenix]] during the Second Wizarding War, and at some point, she fell in love with him. Remus initially rejected the idea of a relationship, claiming he was too old, too poor, and too dangerous for Tonks, even though he was in love with her as well. After several attempts to convince him otherwise, Tonks became depressed — and as a result, her [[Metamorphmagus|metamorphic]] abilities suffered and her [[Patronus Charm|Patronus]] changed to become a werewolf. Tonks made one last appeal to Remus after [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] was scarred by werewolf [[Fenrir Greyback]], and [[Fleur Delacour]] expressed her love for him regardless. Remus still protested, stating that their cases were not the same, as Bill would not become a full werewolf. However, they eventually began a relationship.<ref name="HBP" />
+
In ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them]]'', Harry wrote in the werewolf section "aren't all bad", showing that Remus being a werewolf did not bother him at all.
 
Remus [[Wedding of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks|married]] [[Nymphadora Tonks|Tonks]] in the summer of 1997, and they had a child, [[Ted Lupin|Teddy Lupin]], named after [[Ted Tonks|Tonks' late father]] shortly after Easter in April of [[1998]], naming [[Harry Potter]] his godfather. Lupin and Tonks both died in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] in May 1998, leaving their son behind in the care of his maternal grandmother, [[Andromeda Tonks]]<ref name="DH" />, and his godfather, Harry Potter. Teddy was raised by Andromeda, but would spend a great deal of time with the [[Potter family|Potter]] and [[Weasley family|Weasley]] families growing up. Teddy was a Metamorphmagus, like his mother.
 
   
 
===Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley===
 
===Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley===
[[File:Ronhermyhbp.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Ron and Hermione.]]
 
 
{{Dialogue a-b |Hermione|Harry! How could you?|Ron|You shouldn’t have said that stuff to Lupin.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] after [[Harry Potter|Harry]] yells at Remus for leaving [[Nymphadora Tonks|his wife]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b |Hermione|Harry! How could you?|Ron|You shouldn’t have said that stuff to Lupin.|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] after [[Harry Potter|Harry]] yells at Remus for leaving [[Nymphadora Tonks|his wife]]|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}
   
  +
[[File:Ronhermyhbp.jpg|thumb|220px|Ron and Hermione, his former students ]]
 
[[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] were among the students who were very impressed by Remus' teaching when he was professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] for their third year. Hermione deduced that Remus was a [[werewolf]] early in the year, but kept this discovery to herself, not even telling her best friends; this is likely because she disapproved of the prejudice against werewolves and knew exposing the truth would hurt Remus. Although Ron initially reacted with fear to the revelation that Remus was a werewolf, he continued to admire and like Remus. In turn, Remus was fond of Ron and Hermione, and was particularly impressed by the latter's cleverness.<ref name="POA" /> Ron and Hermione were shown to be very trusting of Lupin; when he appeared at Grimmauld Place, they lowered their wands as soon as he declared his name, something he reproached them for, "speaking as their former Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher." Also, they both disapproved when [[Harry Potter|Harry]] yelled at Remus for leaving [[Nymphadora Tonks|his wife]] during her pregnancy, although they did not entirely disagree with Harry's reasoning.<ref name="DH" />
 
[[Hermione Granger]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] were among the students who were very impressed by Remus' teaching when he was professor of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] for their third year. Hermione deduced that Remus was a [[werewolf]] early in the year, but kept this discovery to herself, not even telling her best friends; this is likely because she disapproved of the prejudice against werewolves and knew exposing the truth would hurt Remus. Although Ron initially reacted with fear to the revelation that Remus was a werewolf, he continued to admire and like Remus. In turn, Remus was fond of Ron and Hermione, and was particularly impressed by the latter's cleverness.<ref name="POA" /> Ron and Hermione were shown to be very trusting of Lupin; when he appeared at Grimmauld Place, they lowered their wands as soon as he declared his name, something he reproached them for, "speaking as their former Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher." Also, they both disapproved when [[Harry Potter|Harry]] yelled at Remus for leaving [[Nymphadora Tonks|his wife]] during her pregnancy, although they did not entirely disagree with Harry's reasoning.<ref name="DH" />
   
 
===Albus Dumbledore===
 
===Albus Dumbledore===
  +
 
{{Quote|On a happier note, [[Albus Dumbledore|I]] am pleased to welcome two new teachers to our ranks [[1993-1994 school year|this year]]. Firstly, Professor Lupin who had kindly consented to fill the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher|Albus Dumbledore|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|On a happier note, [[Albus Dumbledore|I]] am pleased to welcome two new teachers to our ranks [[1993-1994 school year|this year]]. Firstly, Professor Lupin who had kindly consented to fill the post of [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] teacher|Albus Dumbledore|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
[[File:Albus Dumbledore.JPG|thumb|right|200px|[[Albus Dumbledore]]]]
 
   
[[Albus Dumbledore]] was considered by many to be the greatest wizard of all time, and Remus Lupin was among his many admirers and staunch supporters. Dumbledore was Remus' Headmaster during his time at Hogwarts. Dumbledore accepted Remus into his school despite knowing his being a werewolf, as he valued Remus' strength of character and ability, and disregarded the stigma associated with his condition. In fact, it was Dumbledore who, by several special precautions, ensured that Remus' werewolf status was kept secret during his school years, effectively preventing him from being ostracised from his school mates. When Severus Snape found out what Remus truly was due to a cruel prank played on him by Sirius, Dumbledore was the one who swore him to secrecy. On his part, Remus confessed that Dumbledore's trust and exceptional kindness towards him meant everything to him, given that the vast majority of the wizarding world shunned him because of the deep prejudice towards werewolves, and Remus felt guilty for betraying this kindness by allowing his three Marauder friends illegally become [[Animagus|Animagi]] and roaming wild during their schooling years. Dumbledore was also the founder and leader of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], an organisation that Remus joined after graduating from school, and he was trusted with many important missions. Remus was given the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts during the [[1993–1994 school year]], during which time Dumbledore requested that Snape brew the [[Wolfsbane Potion]] for Remus monthly; this, along with providing Remus with a paid job when he was suffering in poverty due to his condition, made Remus respect Dumbledore even more. Remus and Dumbledore fought alongside one another during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], where they suffered a devastating loss: Sirius, one of their dearest friends, died at the hands of [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. Remus told Harry Potter on several occasions that he trusted Snape because Dumbledore did so. In 1997, Remus was devastated by Dumbledore's [[death]] after the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and demonstrated his loyalty and faith to Dumbledore by fighting and tragically dying in the next year's [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
+
[[File:600full-Albus-Dumbledore-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-photo.jpg|thumb|150px|[[Albus Dumbledore]], his friend and former headmaster and former boss|left]]
  +
  +
[[Albus Dumbledore]] was considered by many to be the greatest wizard of all time, and Remus Lupin was among his many admirers and staunch supporters. Dumbledore was Remus' Headmaster during his time at Hogwarts. Dumbledore accepted Remus into his school despite knowing his being a werewolf, as he valued Remus' strength of character and ability, and disregarded the stigma associated with his condition; the headmaster personally approached the Lupin family to invite Remus to school, knowing full well of the circumstances. In fact, it was Dumbledore who, by several special precautions, ensured that Remus' werewolf status was kept secret during his school years, effectively preventing him from being ostracised from his school mates. When Severus Snape found out what Remus truly was due to a cruel prank played on him by Sirius, Dumbledore was the one who swore him to secrecy. On his part, Remus confessed that Dumbledore's trust and exceptional kindness towards him meant everything to him, given that the vast majority of the wizarding world shunned him because of the deep prejudice towards werewolves, and Remus felt guilty for betraying this kindness by allowing his three Marauder friends illegally become [[Animagus|Animagi]] and roaming wild during their schooling years.
  +
  +
Dumbledore was also the founder and leader of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], an organisation that Remus joined after graduating from school, and he was trusted with many important missions. Remus was given the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts during the [[1993–1994 school year]], during which time Dumbledore requested that Snape brew the [[Wolfsbane Potion]] for Remus monthly; this, along with providing Remus with a paid job when he was suffering in poverty due to his condition, made Remus respect Dumbledore even more. Remus and Dumbledore fought alongside one another during the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]], where they suffered a devastating loss: Sirius, one of their dearest friends, died at the hands of [[Bellatrix Lestrange]]. Remus told Harry Potter on several occasions that he trusted Snape because Dumbledore did so. In 1997, Remus was devastated by Dumbledore's [[death]] after the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]], and demonstrated his loyalty and faith to Dumbledore by fighting and tragically dying in the next year's [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
   
 
===Weasley family===
 
===Weasley family===
[[File:Normal poahighres49.jpg|thumb|left|200px|The [[Weasley family]].]]
+
Remus was always friendly with the [[Weasley family]]. He knew [[Arthur Weasley]] since the [[First Wizarding War]], and they became friends again after Dumbledore led the second [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Arthur and Remus fought together at the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], where the latter was paired with Arthur's son, [[George Weasley|George]]. He saved George's life, as George would have fallen off his broomstick when he was cursed by [[Severus Snape]]. Arthur later thanked him for taking care of his son.
+
[[File:Weasley_family_studio_01.jpg|thumb|240px|The [[Weasley family]]]]Remus was always friendly with the [[Weasley family]]. He knew [[Arthur Weasley]] since the [[First Wizarding War]], and they became friends again after Dumbledore led the second [[Order of the Phoenix]]. Arthur and Remus fought together at the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], where the latter was paired with Arthur's son, [[George Weasley|George]]. He saved George's life, as George would have fallen off his broomstick when he was cursed by [[Severus Snape]]. Arthur later thanked him for taking care of his son.
   
 
Remus also lived for some time with the Weasley family at [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. There, Remus agreed with [[Molly Weasley|Molly]] not to tell Harry much about the Order of the Phoenix and Voldemort's plans. However, when Sirius argued with Molly, Remus didn't take either side.
 
Remus also lived for some time with the Weasley family at [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. There, Remus agreed with [[Molly Weasley|Molly]] not to tell Harry much about the Order of the Phoenix and Voldemort's plans. However, when Sirius argued with Molly, Remus didn't take either side.
Line 243: Line 244:
 
He was also friends with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]]. He first met her at [[Hogwarts Express]], saved her from the [[Dementor]]s and gave her chocolate and comforted her, and she stated that he was one of her favourite professors at Hogwarts. They fought on the same side at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and survived the battle. After the war, Ginny and the rest of the Potter family shared a close relationship with Teddy Lupin, who came to Ginny and Harry's house for dinner four times a week.
 
He was also friends with [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]]. He first met her at [[Hogwarts Express]], saved her from the [[Dementor]]s and gave her chocolate and comforted her, and she stated that he was one of her favourite professors at Hogwarts. They fought on the same side at the [[Battle of the Department of Mysteries]] and survived the battle. After the war, Ginny and the rest of the Potter family shared a close relationship with Teddy Lupin, who came to Ginny and Harry's house for dinner four times a week.
   
His relationship with [[Percy Weasley|Percy]] was almost unknown. When Lupin was [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor, Percy most likely thought he was a good teacher. They met each other again during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], when Percy told his family that he had left the Ministry and wanted to join the Order, though there would hardly have been time for the two to become close.
+
His relationship with [[Percy Weasley|Percy]] was almost unknown. When Lupin was [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor, Percy most likely thought he was a good teacher. They met each other again during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], when Percy told his family that he had left the Ministry and wanted to join the Order, though there would hardly have been time for the two to become close.
[[File:ProfessorMcGonagall-HBP.jpg|thumb|right|150px|[[Minerva McGonagall]], his head of house.]]
 
   
 
===Hogwarts residents===
 
===Hogwarts residents===
When Lupin was a student at Hogwarts, the professors seemed to like him, especially [[Minerva McGonagall]], who had been his head of house. His professors probably considered Lupin a skilled wizard and a very good student, as he was made a [[prefect]] in his fifth year.
 
   
When Lupin became a professor, the other professors appeared to like and respect him, with the exception of [[Severus Snape]]. They either did not mind that he was a werewolf or did not show it, as they had been informed of his condition. Many of them later fought alongside Remus at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
+
[[File:600full-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-photo.jpg|thumb|140px|[[ Minerva McGonagall]], his former head of house and teacher |left]]When Lupin was a student at Hogwarts, the professors seemed to like him, especially [[Minerva McGonagall]], who had been his head of house. His professors probably considered Lupin a skilled wizard and a very good student, as he was made a [[prefect]] in his fifth year.
  +
  +
When Lupin became a professor, the other professors appeared to like and respect him, with the exception of [[Severus Snape]]. They either did not mind that he was a werewolf or did not show it, as they had been informed of his condition. Minerva even made reference to Lupin's evaluations on Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts skills during a Careers Advice session. Many of them later fought alongside Remus at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
   
 
Many of the students, including [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Dean Thomas]] and the Weasleys, liked him, while others, such as [[Draco Malfoy]] and several other [[Slytherin]]s, disliked and regularly insulted him. Malfoy underestimated Lupin because of his poor-looking appearance. However, Lupin managed to be well-respected (and one of the best-liked professors), as he treated all the students based on their character, and not by their magical abilities, their blood status, or their wealth. When he left Hogwarts, many students continued to regard him as the best Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher they had.
 
Many of the students, including [[Harry Potter]], [[Hermione Granger]], [[Neville Longbottom]], [[Dean Thomas]] and the Weasleys, liked him, while others, such as [[Draco Malfoy]] and several other [[Slytherin]]s, disliked and regularly insulted him. Malfoy underestimated Lupin because of his poor-looking appearance. However, Lupin managed to be well-respected (and one of the best-liked professors), as he treated all the students based on their character, and not by their magical abilities, their blood status, or their wealth. When he left Hogwarts, many students continued to regard him as the best Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher they had.
   
 
===Order of the Phoenix members===
 
===Order of the Phoenix members===
[[File:OotP.jpg|thumb|left|200px|The original [[Order of the Phoenix]] (He's the tall one next to Lily and Peter).]]
+
[[File:Ootp.png|thumb|240px|The original [[Order of the Phoenix]] (He's the tall one next to Lily and Peter)]]
  +
 
Remus had a good relationship with the most of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. In addition to [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Harry Potter]], the [[Marauders]], [[Lily Evans]], [[Nymphadora Tonks]], [[Hermione Granger]], the [[Weasley family]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]], he was friends with many of members.
 
Remus had a good relationship with the most of the [[Order of the Phoenix]]. In addition to [[Albus Dumbledore]], [[Harry Potter]], the [[Marauders]], [[Lily Evans]], [[Nymphadora Tonks]], [[Hermione Granger]], the [[Weasley family]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]], he was friends with many of members.
   
Line 263: Line 263:
   
 
Remus was one of the many members of the Order of the Phoenix killed during [[Second Wizarding War]].
 
Remus was one of the many members of the Order of the Phoenix killed during [[Second Wizarding War]].
 
===Teddy Lupin===
 
Remus' son was born in [[1998]]. Remus and his wife, Nymphadora Tonks, named him [[Ted Lupin|Teddy]], after Tonks's father. At one point, Remus nearly abandoned his wife and unborn son, mostly out of premature shame, guilt, and the fear that his lycanthropy would be passed on and that he'd made outcasts out of Nymphadora and their child. Rather than wanting to face his impending fatherhood, he intended to help Harry, Ron, and Hermione with their mission of destroying Voldemort's Horcruxes (though he was actually unaware of what their "mission" entailed). Harry was, however, upset with the development and got into a rather heated argument with Remus that ultimately convinced him that the best course of action would be to support his family. He returned to his wife shortly thereafter. Teddy was eventually born and despite his earlier fears and insecurities about being a father, Remus expressed joy at his son's birth and asked Harry to be Teddy's godfather. Sadly, Remus and his wife were killed at the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], leaving Teddy an orphan when he was between two weeks and one month old. When Remus appeared again through the [[Resurrection Stone]], he was rather devastated knowing that Teddy would have to grow up without either of his parents, but found some solace in knowing that Teddy would be living in a better world. Teddy was raised by his maternal grandmother, but he spent significant time with his godfather Harry Potter's family and the Weasleys.
 
   
 
==Media==
 
==Media==
Line 273: Line 270:
 
File:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Lupin takes the map|Lupin takes the map
 
File:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Lupin takes the map|Lupin takes the map
 
File:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Moonlight|Moonlight
 
File:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Moonlight|Moonlight
</gallery>
+
</gallery>{{VideoFooter}}
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
[[File:Lupin'swand.jpg|thumb|Remus Lupin]]
 
[[File:Lupin'swand.jpg|thumb|Remus Lupin]]
*The name "Remus" comes from the brothers Romulus and Remus, the legendary brothers who fought to the death over the control of Rome, having been raised by wolves. Because of this, some fans speculated that Remus had a brother, but "Romulus" is merely the code name used by Lupin for ''[[Potterwatch]]''. Remus's intense rivalry with Romulus indicates Lupin's ongoing struggle with his other side, the werewolf.
+
*The name "Remus" comes from the brothers Romulus and Remus, the legendary brothers who fought to the death over the control of Rome, having been raised by a mother wolf whose cubs had died. Because of this, some fans speculated that Remus had a brother, but "Romulus" is merely the code name used by Lupin for ''[[Potterwatch]]''. Remus's intense rivalry with Romulus indicates Lupin's ongoing struggle with his other side, the werewolf.
*"Lupin" is derived from "lupus(a)", Latin for "wolf". ''Lupin'' thus means "wolf-like" in Latin, and is also the name of a flower. Canis Lupus is the scientific name for wolf. To be described as "lupine" means to "resemble a wolf."
+
*"Lupin" is derived from "lupinus", Latin for "wolf-like"; "lupus", or "wolf", being the basic word. ''Canis l​upus'' is the scientific name for the wolf - to be described as "lupine" means to "resemble a wolf." Lupin is also the name of an plant with edible seeds.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*Rowling wrote a full-length biography of Remus for ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' on ''[[Pottermore]]''.
+
*Rowling wrote a full-length biography of Remus for ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' on ''[[Pottermore]]'', which was released in the final instalment of the book, and provided information on his and [[Nymphadora Tonks]]'s relationship, as well as his youth<ref name="IN">See [http://insider.pottermore.com/2013/07/red-caps-are-most-complicated.html this interview] on the ''Pottermore Insider''</ref>.
 
*Remus is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actor [[David Thewlis]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]''.
 
*Remus is portrayed by [[Great Britain|British]] actor [[David Thewlis]] in the [[Harry Potter films|film adaptations]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|Order of the Phoenix]]'', ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|Half-Blood Prince]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1|Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' and ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2|Part 2]]''.
 
*Thewlis had originally auditioned for the part of [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirinus Quirrell]], but [[Ian Hart]] was eventually cast.
 
*Thewlis had originally auditioned for the part of [[Quirinus Quirrell|Professor Quirinus Quirrell]], but [[Ian Hart]] was eventually cast.
Line 291: Line 288:
 
*With his marriage to [[Nymphadora Tonks]], Remus became related through his wife to the Malfoys, the Blacks, the Lestranges, the Weasleys, the Potters, the Longbottoms, and other pure-blood families.<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>
 
*With his marriage to [[Nymphadora Tonks]], Remus became related through his wife to the Malfoys, the Blacks, the Lestranges, the Weasleys, the Potters, the Longbottoms, and other pure-blood families.<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>
 
*It was predicted by many fans that Wormtail would kill Remus with his silver hand, as Remus is a werewolf. However, J.K. Rowling mentioned in an interview that, contrary to what is seen in films, in her view werewolves are not affected by silver. Ironically the Marauder that does die by the silver hand is not Lupin, but Wormtail himself.
 
*It was predicted by many fans that Wormtail would kill Remus with his silver hand, as Remus is a werewolf. However, J.K. Rowling mentioned in an interview that, contrary to what is seen in films, in her view werewolves are not affected by silver. Ironically the Marauder that does die by the silver hand is not Lupin, but Wormtail himself.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''', Remus and Nymphadora were already in a relationship, rather then Remus initially rejecting her feelings.
+
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film version]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]<nowiki>'</nowiki>'', Remus and Nymphadora were already in a relationship, rather then Remus initially rejecting her feelings.
 
*Remus survived the longest out of all the Marauders, beating Wormtail by some chapters in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''.
 
*Remus survived the longest out of all the Marauders, beating Wormtail by some chapters in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''.
 
*After the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], 13 people (Mr. and Mrs. Weasley, Bill, Fleur, Fred, George, Ron, Ginny, Harry, Hermione, Remus, Tonks and Hagrid) gathered in [[The Burrow]] to mourn the death of [[Alastor Moody]]. Afterwards, Remus stood up and offered to look for Moody's dead body. Later in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Remus was killed by [[Antonin Dolohov]] thus making another of [[Sybill Trelawney|Trelawney]]'s predictions come true for the third time (first time on [[Albus Dumbledore]], and second on [[Sirius Black]]) : that ''when thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die''. However, as it is not known when Remus died, it is possible that Fred died before him.
 
*After the [[Battle of the Seven Potters]], 13 people (Mr. and Mrs. Weasley, Bill, Fleur, Fred, George, Ron, Ginny, Harry, Hermione, Remus, Tonks and Hagrid) gathered in [[The Burrow]] to mourn the death of [[Alastor Moody]]. Afterwards, Remus stood up and offered to look for Moody's dead body. Later in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]], Remus was killed by [[Antonin Dolohov]] thus making another of [[Sybill Trelawney|Trelawney]]'s predictions come true for the third time (first time on [[Albus Dumbledore]], and second on [[Sirius Black]]) : that ''when thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die''. However, as it is not known when Remus died, it is possible that Fred died before him.
*If the above is true, then Remus's death in relation to the prophecy can be compared to Sirius's. When Sirius rose out of his chair, he was arguing with [[Molly Weasley]] as a result of his reckless behaviour. Sirius's death was caused by his recklessness, as he underestimated and mocked his killer, Bellatrix Lestrange. Remus Lupin got up to volunteer to look with Moody's dead body, showing his respect to the man, and he died fighting Antonin Dolohov, showing his respect to the cause.
 
 
*In an earlier draft of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] may have been taught by a woman. <ref>[http://www.hplex.info/about/sources/jkr.com/jkr-com-trans-jottings1.html HP Lexicon's transcript of JKR's notes]</ref>
 
*In an earlier draft of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] may have been taught by a woman. <ref>[http://www.hplex.info/about/sources/jkr.com/jkr-com-trans-jottings1.html HP Lexicon's transcript of JKR's notes]</ref>
 
*His name is the inspiration for the [[wizard rock]] bands [[Remus and the Lupins]] and [[The Remus Lupins]].
 
*His name is the inspiration for the [[wizard rock]] bands [[Remus and the Lupins]] and [[The Remus Lupins]].
*According to StarDate Online's Moon Phase Calculator, Remus' birth date (10 March, 1960), fell on a full moon.
+
*According to StarDate Online's Moon Phase Calculator, Remus' birth date (10 March, 1960), fell two days before a full moon.
*Remus Lupin is unique among the teachers as he calls students per their names, not surnames. The only other teachers that are known to do this is the [[Headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]] and the "Care of Magical Creatures" professor "Rubeus Hagrid". Coincidentally, both are now deceased.
+
*Remus Lupin is unique among the teachers as he calls students per their names, not surnames. The only other teachers that are known to do this is the [[Headmaster]] [[Albus Dumbledore]] and the [[Care of Magical Creatures]] [[Rubeus Hagrid|professor]]. Coincidentally, with the exception of Hagid, they are now deceased.
 
*Remus Lupin is the only [[Marauders|Marauder]] to be on anything resembling civil terms with [[Severus Snape]] as adults. [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] and Snape had often argued as adults. [[Peter Pettigrew|Pettigrew]] was treated with contempt by Snape, going so far into being treated as a house servant at Snape's personal residence at [[Spinner's End]].
 
*Remus Lupin is the only [[Marauders|Marauder]] to be on anything resembling civil terms with [[Severus Snape]] as adults. [[Sirius Black|Sirius]] and Snape had often argued as adults. [[Peter Pettigrew|Pettigrew]] was treated with contempt by Snape, going so far into being treated as a house servant at Snape's personal residence at [[Spinner's End]].
 
*David Thewlis has said that ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' director [[Alfonso Cuaron]] told him to portray Remus as a "gay junkie".<ref>http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/04/every-so-often-remus-lupin-is-gay</ref>
 
*David Thewlis has said that ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Prisoner of Azkaban]]'' director [[Alfonso Cuaron]] told him to portray Remus as a "gay junkie".<ref>http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/04/every-so-often-remus-lupin-is-gay</ref>
*Although Remus provides most of the books' information on the Patronus Charm, his own Patronus is never revealed.
+
*Although Remus provides most of the books' information on the Patronus Charm, his own Patronus was never revealed in any of the books or media associated with the franchise until the release of the final chapters of ''Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'' on ''[[Pottermore]]''. His corporeal Patronus takes the form of a [[wolf]], rather than a werewolf. Despite this, he normally preferred to purposely cast it as a non-corporeal form, as he considered the corporeal form to be too much of a giveaway.<ref name="PM" />
   
 
===Author's comments===
 
===Author's comments===
[[File:Remus-lupin.png|thumb|340px|left|Remus Lupin|Remus stands anxiously in the [[Shrieking Shack]].]]
+
[[File:Remus-lupin.png|thumb|left|240px|Remus stands anxiously in the [[Shrieking Shack]].]]
 
[[J. K. Rowling]] has stated that Professor Lupin is the kind of teacher she wishes she had while she was a student. He is good-natured, kind, and able to extract the best in everyone — for example, in spotting [[Neville Longbottom]]'s lack of confidence and helping him to overcome it by teaching him how to defeat the [[boggart]].
 
[[J. K. Rowling]] has stated that Professor Lupin is the kind of teacher she wishes she had while she was a student. He is good-natured, kind, and able to extract the best in everyone — for example, in spotting [[Neville Longbottom]]'s lack of confidence and helping him to overcome it by teaching him how to defeat the [[boggart]].
   
Line 350: Line 346:
 
|predecessor=None
 
|predecessor=None
 
|position=Owner of the [[Marauder's Map]] (along with the other 3 [[Marauders]])
 
|position=Owner of the [[Marauder's Map]] (along with the other 3 [[Marauders]])
|years=?-?
+
|years=Early [[1970s]]—c. [[1978]]
 
|successor=[[Argus Filch]]
 
|successor=[[Argus Filch]]
 
}}
 
}}
Line 389: Line 385:
 
[[Category:Broadcasters]]
 
[[Category:Broadcasters]]
 
[[Category:Battle of the Astronomy Tower participants|Lupin, Remus]]
 
[[Category:Battle of the Astronomy Tower participants|Lupin, Remus]]
  +
[[Category:Battle of Hogwarts fatalities]]
 
[[Category:Defence Against the Dark Arts Professors at Hogwarts]]
 
[[Category:Defence Against the Dark Arts Professors at Hogwarts]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts prefects]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts prefects]]
Line 395: Line 392:
 
[[Category:First Order of the Phoenix]]
 
[[Category:First Order of the Phoenix]]
 
[[Category:Half-bloods]]
 
[[Category:Half-bloods]]
  +
[[Category:Hogwarts employees]]
  +
[[Category:Hogwarts students during the Marauders' era]]
 
[[Category:Males]]
 
[[Category:Males]]
 
[[Category:Killed by Antonin Dolohov]]
 
[[Category:Killed by Antonin Dolohov]]
[[Category:Hogwarts employees]]
 
 
[[Category:Married individuals]]
 
[[Category:Married individuals]]
[[Category:Second Order of the Phoenix]]
+
[[Category:Marauders]]
  +
[[Category:Mischief makers]]
  +
[[Category:Murder victims]]
  +
[[Category:Only children]]
  +
[[Category:Order of Merlin recipients]]
 
[[Category:Professors]]
 
[[Category:Professors]]
  +
[[Category:Second Order of the Phoenix]]
 
[[Category:Second War casualties]]
 
[[Category:Second War casualties]]
[[Category:Murder victims]]
 
 
[[Category:Sorted in 1971]]
 
[[Category:Sorted in 1971]]
 
[[Category:Spies]]
 
[[Category:Spies]]
 
[[Category:Werewolf attacks]]
 
[[Category:Werewolf attacks]]
[[Category:Wizards]]
 
 
[[Category:Werewolves]]
 
[[Category:Werewolves]]
[[Category:Mischief makers]]
+
[[Category:Wizards]]
[[Category:Battle of Hogwarts fatalities]]
+
[[Category:Lupin family|Remus]]
[[Category:Tonks family]]
+
[[Category:Advance Guard]]
[[Category:Marauders]]
+
[[Category:Welsh individuals]]
[[Category:Hogwarts students during the marauders era]]
 

Latest revision as of 00:03, September 12, 2014

Remus Lupin Deathly Hallows promo image
Remus John Lupin
Biographical information
Born

10 March[1], 1960,
Great Britain[2]

Died

2 May, 1998 (aged 38)
Hogwarts Castle, Scotland

Blood status

Half-blood[3]

Marital status

Married

Also known as
Title(s)
Physical information
Species
Gender

Male

Height

6ft, 2in[4]

Hair colour

Light brown flecked with grey

Eye colour

Green[4]

Family information
Family members
Magical characteristics
Boggart

Full moon

Wand

10¼", Cypress, Unicorn hair, pliable[5]

Patronus

Wolf[5]

Affiliation
Occupation

Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (1993 - 1994)

House

Gryffindor[3]

Loyalty
"It is the quality of one's convictions that determines success, not the number of followers."
—Remus Lupin.[src]

Professor Remus John[3] Lupin, Order of Merlin, First Class, (10 March, 1960 – 2 May, 1998), also known as Moony, was a half-blood wizard and the only son of Lyall and Hope Lupin. He was afflicted with lycanthropy during his childhood, as Fenrir Greyback's revenge against Lyall. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was Sorted into Gryffindor house. During his school years, he was one of the Marauders, best friends with Sirius Black, James Potter, and Peter Pettigrew. Together they created the Marauder's Map.

After Hogwarts, Remus and his friends joined the Order of the Phoenix and fought in the First Wizarding War. However, Pettigrew betrayed James and Lily Potter to Lord Voldemort and Remus had lost all of his closest friends in various ways by the end of the First Wizarding War, though he and Sirius Black later reclaimed their friendship. Remus taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts during the 1993–1994 school year. He was also a teacher of Harry Potter, James's son, whom he taught how to conjure a Patronus, but resigned after Severus Snape revealed to the public that Remus was a werewolf. He fought against Death Eaters once more in the Second Wizarding War, during which he lost his friend Sirius. In 1997, Remus married fellow Order member Nymphadora Tonks and had a son, Edward Remus "Teddy" Lupin of whom he made Harry Potter the godfather. Remus fought at the Battle of Hogwarts, during which his wife was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange. Remus was also murdered by the Death Eater, Antonin Dolohov, during the same battle in 1998.He was avenged by Filius Flitwick and was the last Marauder to be killed.

He briefly appeared again through the Resurrection Stone for Harry, along with James Potter, Lily Potter, and Sirius Black in 1998.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Tumblr m7ydb693Ed1r39xeeo4 250

Remus' Boggart, due to his lycanthropy.

Remus was born on 10 March, 1960 to Lyall and Hope Lupin (née Howell). At an early age, Remus was bitten by the werewolf, Fenrir Greyback, and he became a werewolf himself. The bite was a response to an insult from Lyall to Fenrir Greyback 

His parents did everything that they could in order to try to find a cure for him, but there was none. Although he and his parents were unsure of the safety of allowing him to attend school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, successfully encouraged him to become a student.

Hogwarts yearsEdit

"My transformations in those days were — were terrible. It is very painful to turn into a werewolf. I was separated from humans to bite, so I bit and scratched myself instead. The villagers heard the noise and the screaming and thought they were hearing particularly violent spirits."
— Remus Lupin describes transformations to Harry Potter in 1993[src]

Remus attended Hogwarts from 1971 to 1978 and was sorted into Gryffindor house. To secure his safety, as well as that of his peers, Remus would be brought to the Shrieking Shack once a month for his transformations in order to prevent him from attacking other students. However, this isolation caused him to attack himself out of frustration. This, and the painful monthly transformations, made the villagers of Hogsmeade mistake his screams for that of violent ghosts. Dumbledore, wanting to keep the truth of these noises a secret, encouraged these rumours. Thus, the building was dubbed the Shrieking Shack, which held the reputation for being the most haunted building in Britain.

MoonyProngsPadfootWormtailPM

The Marauders in their Animagus forms. Lupin, as a werewolf, is on the far left

Remus became the very best of friends with fellow Gryffindors Sirius Black, James Potter, and Peter Pettigrew. He kept his status as a werewolf a secret from all of the students at Hogwarts, including Sirius, James, and Peter, his fellow Marauders and future Order members. He made up stories to explain his monthly disappearances, such as that his mother was ill and he needed to go home to visit her. He was terrified that they would desert him once they found out what he truly was. However, Sirius, James, and Peter worked out the truth during their second year, and due to their acceptance of who Remus was, and their unusually strong friendship with him, they decided to learn how to become Animagi in order to keep Remus company during his transformations, as a werewolf is only a danger to humans.

By their fifth year, Sirius was able to become a dog, and James was able to become a stag, animals large enough to keep the wolfish Remus in check. Peter, meanwhile, was able to become a rat. Once a month during the full moon, Sirius, James and Peter would sneak out of the castle under James's Invisibility Cloak, transform, get into the Whomping Willow, walk down the tunnel and meet up with Remus in the Shrieking Shack. Under their influence, Lupin became tame; his body was still a wolf's, but his mind became less so when he was among them. The four of them soon left the Whomping Willow and would roam among the school grounds and Hogsmeade by night. Eventually, this group of friends came to call themselves the Marauders, and Remus' friends nicknamed him "Moony" because of his transformations during every full moon.[6]

Remuslupin

Lupin as a teenager

Remus was a good student, but also a prankster. He and Peter Pettigrew would sometimes join Sirius and James in detention for mischief-making, though they did not get into as much trouble as their other friends. It's unlikely that any other Hogwarts students ever found out as much about the Hogwarts grounds and Hogsmeade as they did and Sirius, James, Remus and Peter used their knowledge of it to write the Marauder's Map and signed it with their nicknames. Unfortunately, it somehow ended up being confiscated by Argus Filch, but was eventually recovered by Fred and George Weasley in the 1989-90 school year.

However, Remus' frequent disappearances riled up an unhealthy curiosity in Severus Snape, a Slytherin student whom the Marauders often bullied, in the same year as Remus. Because of Severus' enmity towards Sirius and James, he disliked Remus and Peter by association, making him all the more suspicious. He often followed Sirius, James, Remus, and Peter around in order to see what they were up to and in an effort to have them expelled. Sometime in their early school career[7], Sirius played a malicious prank on Snape by telling him about the Whomping Willow passageway, hoping that he would be terrified or even get seriously hurt by what he found at the other end. James, who hated Snape, was able to stop Snape and save his life in the nick of time, but Snape still uncovered Remus' secret, seeing him at the end of the passage.

Remus was also a Prefect while he was at Hogwarts, although he had trouble exercising discipline over his dearest friends, he claims Dumbledore hoped he could exert control over them as a Prefect. Sirius later tells Harry that Remus wasn't an idiot like his friends because he was never cruel to Snape. But Remus admitted that he regretted that he had never stepped in to stop it.[8]

First Wizarding WarEdit

Remus: "...he thought I was the spy, Peter. I assume that's why you didn't tell me, Sirius?"
Sirius: "Forgive me, Remus."
Remus: "Not at all, Padfoot, old friend. And will you forgive me for believing you were the spy?"
Sirius: "Of course."
— Remus and Sirius reflecting on the First Wizarding War while confronting Pettigrew[src]
0011

Remus during the First Wizarding War

Shortly after graduating from Hogwarts, Remus joined the Order of the Phoenix along with Sirius, James, Peter and Lily Evans, standing up against Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Remus failed to find employment following his education because of his affliction as a werewolf. However, James used his wealth to financially support him.[9]

By the height of the war, Remus' friend Sirius Black had come to distrust him, suspecting that he might be a spy for the other side. Thus, when a prophecy was made about a child who would have the power to defeat the Dark Lord, and Dumbledore identified infant Harry Potter as a possible target, Remus was not included in the plan to keep the Potters safe, though he was aware that they used the Fidelius Charm. James and Lily Potter wanted to use Sirius as their Secret-Keeper, but Sirius thought that would be too obvious, and thus suggested Peter Pettigrew instead, who would be a nearly unpredictable move, him being known for his "measly empty-headedness." Neither Dumbledore or Lupin knew of this switch.[6]

At the time of Lily and James's death, Lupin was in the north of the country on Order of the Phoenix business when he discovered what had, apparently, happened. This was one of the most traumatic events of Remus's life, especially since, within the next day, he would also be losing his other two best friends.[5]

Between the warsEdit

Hermione: "No! I trusted you! And all this time, you've been his friend. He's a werewolf! That's why he's been missing classes."
Remus: "How long have you known?"
Hermione: "Since Professor Snape set the essay."
Remus: "Well, well, well, Hermione, you really are the brightest witch of your age I've ever met."
— Hermione Granger after Remus reveals his friendship with 'murderer' Sirius Black[src]
Normal poa (23)

Remus in 1993

After Voldemort's first downfall, the Order of the Phoenix disbanded, and members returned to their busy lives with their families. Lupin, however, was left lonely and unhappy — his three best friends were dead, his mother had eventually died too, and he refused to spoil his father's peaceful existence by returning to live with him. Remus was forced to take jobs that were far below his level of ability, always knowing he would have to leave them before his workmates noticed the signs of his lycantrophy.[5]

By the early 1990s, Lupin was living in poverty, in a tumbledown, semi-derelict cottage in Yorkshire. Albus Dumbledore tracked Lupin down in the summer of 1993, and offered him the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts, replacing the permanently amnesiac Gilderoy Lockhart. Lupin only accepted Dumbledore's proposal when he explained there would be a limitless supply of Wolfsbane Potion, courtesy of Severus Snape, now the Potions Master at the school.[5]

Classroom 4F

first lesson on the Patronus Charm

Although the students were kept in the dark about his affliction, the staff were made aware that he was a werewolf. Remus taught the class a comprehensive curriculum of identifying and sidestepping Dark creatures such as hinkypunks and Red Caps. He also taught the class about Boggarts. It was during that class that Harry realised his "greatest fear was fear itself" when his Boggart took on the form of a Dementor. After this, Remus gave Harry private lessons in producing a Patronus as a means to repel Dementors. Incidentally, being a werewolf, Remus' boggart would take on the form of the full moon. Students who saw this boggart form mistook it for a crystal ball, except for Hermione Granger, who cleverly deduced that Remus was a werewolf and kept the discovery to herself.

During his time as a Professor, Severus Snape, who had switched sides at the end of the war and became Potions Professor, provided Remus with Wolfsbane Potion, allowing him to retain his human mind during transformations.

Slytherin students, encouraged by Draco Malfoy, sneered at Remus' shabby clothes and poor appearance, although he seemed to ignore their comments. Regardless, his other students held him in extremely high regard and loved the hands-on style of his classes. He was considered by Harry and his friends to have been their only decent Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.

PM-templ

Lupin in Professor Snape's fireplace, having used Floo Powder to get there

Remus was soon summoned to Snape's office to identify whether a piece of parchment he caught Harry with to be a Dark Magic. Remus recognised it as the Marauder's Map but tried to pass it off as a product of Zonko's Joke Shop. At the same moment, Ron burst in to back up that claim. After escorting the two boys from Snape's office, Remus tells them that he knows what the map is and is more astounded that they didn't hand it in, much to their surprise. He confiscates the map, knowing that it'd be too dangerous for Harry to use the secret passages with Sirius on the loose.

For his third years' end of year tests in June, he prepared an unusual exam — an obstacle course out in the grounds in which the students had to:

  • Wade across a paddling pool containing a grindylow
DADAexam

the obstacle course

  • Cross a series of pot-holes full of Red Caps
  • Cross a marsh while being fed misleading directions by a hinkypunk
  • Enter a trunk to battle a newly procured boggart.[6] Hermione Granger even commented in her fifth year that Lupin's exam was the only occasion where she and Harry took a Defence exam from a teacher who knew what they were doing (exams were cancelled in second year and Harry was exempt due to his status as a Triwizard Champion in fourth year).

The summer before Remus began his tenure as the Defence professor, Sirius Black escaped Azkaban. Remus, like the rest of the wizarding world, had believed that Sirius had betrayed the Potters to Voldemort and murdered Peter Pettigrew.

By the end of the school year, however, Remus knew the truth of what had happened and that Pettigrew was still alive, hiding in his Animagus form — Scabbers, the pet rat of Ron Weasley. He was watching the Marauder's Map, expecting Harry and his friends to go down to see Hagrid before Buckbeak's execution and was shocked to see Pettigrew coming out of Hagrid's with them. Remus was reunited with his old friend Sirius, and the two resolved to kill Pettigrew for his part in the deaths of James and Lily and in framing Sirius. They were stopped by Harry Potter, who believed it would be better to hand Pettigrew over to the Ministry of Magic to prove Sirius's innocence, and also did not think his father would want Remus and Sirius to become killers.

Tumblr n006efPuy21qeijvdo7 r1 250

Remus transforming, on 6 June, 1994.

However, that night happened to be a full moon, and Remus transformed into a werewolf, having forgotten to take the Wolfsbane Potion. Sirius was forced to turn into his dog Animagus form to protect Harry, Hermione, Ron from Remus, and unfortunately Pettigrew escaped during the chaos.

After the danger had passed, Remus resigned from his position when parents learned that he was a werewolf. His sudden resignation was much to the regret of the majority of the Hogwarts students and staff, who had all grown deeply fond of him.[6] Harry, in particular, begged him earnestly to stay, declaring that he was the best Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher that the students had ever had. Remus simply shook his head, handed him the Marauder's Map and also returned the Invisibility Cloak that was left at the Shrieking Shack, and told him that it had been a real pleasure teaching him, and that he was perfectly sure that they would soon meet again.

He sent a letter to his successor informing him of what he taught Harry and the others, but it was intercepted.

Second Wizarding WarEdit

"The last time Voldemort gained power he almost destroyed everything we hold most dear. Now he's returned, and I'm afraid the Minister will do almost anything to avoid facing that terrifying truth."
—Remus during a meeting of the Order.[src]

When Lord Voldemort returned, Remus rejoined the Order of the Phoenix. He was a member of the Advance Guard that escorted Harry Potter from 4 Privet Drive to 12 Grimmauld Place. Lupin lived for some time at Sirius's house, but he was not around very often as he was usually sent on many missions for the Order.

Battle of the Department of MysteriesEdit

Tumblr mrdww6TW8y1qag66no4 250

Remus duelling against a Death Eater.

Remus participated in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in 1996 and defeated a number of Death Eaters including their leader, Lucius Malfoy. He was one of the only three combatants to see the end of the battle unscathed, the others being Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter, proving Remus' exceptional skill at duelling. During this battle, Remus witnessed and was devastated by the death of his last surviving Marauder friend, Sirius, who was pushed through the veil in the Death Chamber by a curse cast by Bellatrix Lestrange. Remus barely managed to prevent Harry from diving in after Sirius, who was already lost. Later that year, Remus began working as a spy for the Order, living among fellow werewolves and trying to convince them to join Dumbledore's side. Alas, it was difficult to convince them due to the fact that many were frightened and intimidated by Fenrir Greyback .[8]

Battle of the Astronomy TowerEdit

"NO!"
—Lupin's loss of control upon hearing of Dumbledore's death[src]
016lupinspeakstoharry

Lupin listening to Harry's misgivings of Snape.

The following year, Remus fought bravely again at the Battle of the Astronomy Tower where he narrowly avoided death by a curse from Thorfinn Rowle. Remus, was devastated upon hearing about the death of Albus Dumbledore, who had been killed by Snape. However, the aftermath of the battle led to him to accept the love of Nymphadora Tonks, who pointed out that Fleur still loved Bill in spite of being attacked and scarred by Greyback. The pair attended their former Headmaster's funeral together[10] and soon married in the north of Scotland with only witnesses from the local tavern.[5] They were forced to do so quietly, given the general prejudice against werewolves.[11]

Battle of the Seven PottersEdit

"Harry, the time for Disarming is past! These people are trying to capture and kill you! At least stun if you aren't prepared to kill!"
—Remus to Harry Potter[src]
7alupin

Remus making sure that Harry is not an impostor after the Battle of the Seven Potters

In July of 1997, Remus participated in the Order's operation to remove Harry from his home before Voldemort could get to him. Remus acted as the protector of George Weasley, who took Polyjuice Potion to become one of the "seven Potters." The party was ambushed by at least thirty Death Eaters, and George was accidentally struck by Snape, who was trying to aim for a Death Eater but accidentally stuck George instead with his Sectumsempra spell while George and Remus flew. Remus was unable to pay Snape back in time, it being all he could do to keep George on the broom.

Attack at Burrow-Remus

Remus at Bill and Fleur's Wedding as it's being stormed by Death Eaters

He eventually got the injured George back to the Burrow to be cleaned up, though George permanently lost an ear. Upon arrival, Remus accosted Harry to prove that Harry was the real Harry. It was later revealed that Snape had sent the spell in an attempt to cut off the hand of a Death Eater aiming at Remus' back, presumably about to kill him. Remus was very anxious about the late arrival of his wife; Tonks had been aggressively pursued by her murderous, cruel aunt, Bellatrix Lestrange. When the party mourned the death of Alastor Moody, they discussed their betrayal. Harry voiced the opinion that he trusted all of them with his life. Remus urged caution, seeing as Harry's father was killed because he put his trust in the wrong friend.

Remus and Tonks both attended the wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour shortly afterwards, and bravely defended the Burrow when it came under attack as Voldemort took over the Ministry.[11]

On the runEdit

"Don't you understand what I've done to my wife and my unborn child? I should never have married her, I've made her an outcast! And the child — the child...my kind don't usually breed! It will be like me, I am convinced of it! How can I forgive myself when I knowingly risked passing on my own condition to an innocent child?! And if, by some miracle, it is not like me, then it will be better off, a hundred times so, without a father of whom it should always be ashamed!"
—Remus explains why he thinks marrying Nymphadora Tonks was a grave mistake.[src]
Remus-Lupin-image-remus-lupin-36381494-500-667

Remus in 1997

Remus suffered great mental anguish as the war escalated when he learned that his wife was pregnant. He even tore out a clump of his own hair in anxiety over the possibility that his child would be born a werewolf. He visited Harry, Ron, and Hermione while they hid out in Grimmauld Place and offered to help with their search for Voldemort's Horcruxes. However, Harry denounced him, calling him a coward for even considering leaving his wife alone while pregnant. Remus left them greatly agitated.[11]

Harry and his friends next heard of Remus on Potterwatch, under the code name Romulus. Remus made Harry realise that they were still good friends, with his putting forth the opinion that Harry's instincts were good and they were usually right.

Remus eventually came to his senses and reunited with Tonks in time to see his son born. They named him Edward Remus "Teddy" Lupin, after Tonks' father, who had recently been murdered by Snatchers after refusing to turn himself in to the Muggle-Born Registration Commission. Appearing to forgive and forget their earlier disagreement in Grimmauld Place, Remus asked Harry to be Teddy's godfather.[11]

Battle of Hogwarts and deathEdit

Tonks: "Have you seen Remus?"
Aberforth: "He was duelling Dolohov, haven't seen him since!"
— Tonks and Aberforth Dumbledore during the Battle of Hogwarts[src]

Remus was one of the many Order members who answered Neville Longbottom's call to arms on 1 May, 1998, when Harry, Hermione, and Ron returned to Hogwarts and Lord Voldemort gathered his army to attack the school. He organised and led groups to fight Death Eaters on the school grounds, along with Kingsley Shacklebolt and Arthur Weasley. His wife initially agreed not to participate in the Battle of Hogwarts, instead staying with their infant son, but was ultimately unable to bear leaving her husband to face such danger without her.

Tumblr msep05SPe31qeijvdo8 r1 250

Remus and Tonks's dead bodies

She left Teddy with her mother and raced to Hogwarts, where she was informed that Remus was last seen duelling Death Eater, Antonin Dolohov.[8] Dolohov murdered Remus, who was no longer in prime fighting condition, due to months of protective and concealment charms in order to keep his wife and son safe from possible attacks. He was murdered in the Main Courtyard during the first half of the battle along with many others, including Tonks his wife, who was murdered by her aunt Bellatrix Lestrange . [12] Lupin's death was avenged by Filius Flitwick who defeated or possibly killed Dolohov.

Post-mortemEdit

"I am sorry too... Sorry I will never know him... but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand."
—Remus Lupin, after being resurrected by Harry Potter [src]

During the brief pause in the battle, Remus and Tonks's bodies were laid out beside each other in the Great Hall. The nature of Remus' death was not revealed, but his body was described as peaceful-looking [11], implying that he was struck with either a Killing Curse or Dolohov's own curse; both are known to leave no visible marks on the outer body.

Resurrection1

Harry brings back his family and friends

However, Remus still had an important part to play in the war. When Harry proceeded to the Death Eater camp to be struck down by Lord Voldemort, he first activated the Resurrection Stone, bringing back the spirits of his parents, Sirius, and Remus; Remus expressed the hope that Harry would care for his son, lamenting that he would never know him, but also found comfort in the fact that his son would know and understand why he died: he was trying to make a world in which his son could live a happier life.

Remus Lupin was posthumously awarded the Order of Merlin, First Class, the first werewolf ever to have been accorded this honour. The example of his life and death was of much weight on lifting the stigma on werewolves among the wizarding society.[5]

Physical appearanceEdit

"The stranger was wearing an extremely shabby set of wizard's robes that had been darned in several places. He looked ill and exhausted. Though quite young, his light brown hair was flecked with grey."
—Harry sees Remus for the first time on the Hogwarts Express[src]
1Remus

Remus Lupin

Remus is described as having a pale face with premature lines, and light brown hair that, with each book, becomes more and more grey. The lines on his face and his greying hair were the results of the great deal of stress his body underwent with each full moon. His clothing is consistently shabby and patched, presumably because of his inability to find a decently-paid job due to his status as a werewolf.

In 1993, he sported a thin moustache, and from 1995 until his death, he sports more of a rough beard. He has scars cutting across his face and given Remus' comments on werewolf inflicted injuries being cursed wounds that are unlikely to fully heal after Fenrir Greyback's attack on Bill Weasley, it is possible he bears more scars from his self-inflicted injuries during his transformations. In death, however, the flaws of his appearance were rectified, just like his friend Sirius Black; his spirit was described as "younger, less shabby, and his hair was thicker and darker."

Personality and traitsEdit

Sirius: "Did you like question ten, Moony?"
Lupin: "Loved it, name five signs that identify the werewolf. Excellent question."
James: "Do you think you managed to get all the signs?"
Lupin: "I think so. One — he's sitting in my chair. Two — he's wearing my clothes. Three — His name's Remus Lupin."
— Sirius, James and Lupin joking about an O.W.L[src]

Remus was compassionate, intelligent, calm, tolerant, levelheaded, brave, kind, and good-natured. To much of the world, he seemed rather shy and drawn-in. Despite having suffered a great deal of prejudice in his life due to his lycanthropy, he managed to retain an ability to see the good in almost everybody and was extremely forgiving. He also had an excellent sense of humour, and when he was a student at school, was one of the Marauders.[6] However, unlike his friends, he never partook in bullying. He hence could be described as the most mature, responsible one of the group. He even became a prefect in his fifth year.[8] Also, unlike his friends, he was able to, or at least would try to maintain civil conversation with those he did not get along well with, a notable example being Snape.

Lupin1

Remus demostrating his flair for the subject he teaches by adding the element of music to a lesson

Remus was unusually perceptive, with an uncanny ability to guess the thoughts of those around him. This is especially clear in his conversations with Harry, such as his intuiting that Harry was afraid that he thought he couldn't handle working with the boggart. He was a gifted teacher, with a rare flair for his subject and a profound understanding of his pupils. He was, as ever, drawn to the underdog, and Neville Longbottom especially benefitted from his wisdom and encouragement.

True to being a Gryffindor, Lupin was quite courageous. Nonetheless, he suffered deep-seated feelings of shame and fear of rejection which, in certain situations, led him to consider backing down. His greatest weakness was that, in his desperate longing to belong and be liked, he was neither as brave or honest as he should have been at times. Remus once claimed that he was cowardly, because he was unable to bring himself to tell Dumbledore that James, Sirius and Peter were Animagi, as it would have meant that he had betrayed Dumbledore's trust, which meant everything to him. His love of James and Sirius also led him to not do anything to stop their bullying other students, a most notable example being when Snape was constantly bullied by his friends, but Remus was terrified of losing them and therefore did nothing to stop the bullying, something that he later admits to regret. Perhaps the most critical example of this was his temptation to join Harry, Ron and Hermione on Dumbledore's mission and abandon his wife and unborn son because he was afraid that her family would be ashamed of him being a werewolf. However, ultimately he came to his senses.

He also has been noted to dislike the form of his Patronus as it takes the shape of a wolf. Lupin is disgusted by all things wolfish as they remind him of his condition, and due to this has been known to deliberately cast a non-corporeal patronus, particularly when in the company of others, for fear it would give him away as a werewolf. 

His Boggart is a full moon, possibly reflecting on an apparent terror of transforming near humans. This terror may stem from the time where Severus Snape was nearly bitten by him in his werewolf form.

Magical abilities and skillsEdit

1lupinpatronus

Lupin casting his disguised Patronus on the Hogwarts Express

"You're the best Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher we've ever had!"
Harry Potter to Remus [src]

Remus was an accomplished and skillful wizard with extensive knowledge of Dark creatures. Harry Potter and his friends also commented that he was the best D.A.D.A. teacher, they had ever had, a testament to his skills, knowledge, and his ability to effectively impart them to younger generations.

  • Defence Against the Dark Arts: In 1993, Remus took the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and was considered to be the best in this position by many of his students. It has been implied that his particular speciality in Defence is, ironically enough, against Dark Creatures. However, this is based on what he taught the third year students and may not reflect the full range of his knowledge and expertise. He also taught Harry Potter the highly advanced Patronus Charm,[6] which Remus himself must have mastered at a relatively young age, at least when he joined the first Order of the Phoenix. Remus's Patronus takes the form of a wolf, a reflection of his condition, but he can disguise it into a non-corporeal form to hide that fact.
"There was a soft, crackling noise, and a shivering light filled the compartment. Professor Lupin appeared to be holding a handful of flames."
—Lupin using a nonverbal flame spell[src]
"Ferula." Bandages spun up Ron's leg, strapping it tightly to a splint. "
—Rumus bandaging Ron Weasley's leg [src]

PossessionsEdit

CypressRemusLupin
  • Wand: Like most witches and wizards it can most likely be said that Remus's wand was among his most valued possessions and that he most likey purchased it at the age of eleven from Ollivanders. His wand was 10¼ inches, Cypress wood, and with Unicorn hair core.
  • Cottage: In 1993 Remus lived alone in Yorkshire, England. Albus Dumbledore tracked him to this cottage and offered him the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

The extent of Remus' relationship with his family is unknown, aside from how adored he was by his parents. During Remus' youth, his father offended Fenrir Greyback, causing Greyback to attack Remus, when he was merely four years old. Mr. and Mrs. Lupin are known to have been concerned over Remus being a werewolf, believing that this condition meant their son would be unable to attend Hogwarts. However, this was proven untrue.

Nymphadora TonksEdit

Tonks: "I don't care either, I don't care! I've told you a million times [...] "
Remus: "And I've told you a million times, that I am too old for you, too poor....too dangerous...."
Molly Weasley: "I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus."
Remus: "I am not being ridiculous. Tonks deserves somebody young and whole."
Arthur Weasley: "But she wants you. And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so."
— Tonks, Arthur, and Molly try to convince Remus to be with Tonks[src]
Nymphadora Tonks Deathly Hallows promotional image

Nymphadora Tonks, his wife and mother of his son

Remus and Tonks came to know each other as members of the Order of the Phoenix during the Second Wizarding War. Remus, so often melancholy and lonely, was first amused, then impressed, then seriously smitten by the young witch. He had never fallen in love before. If it had happened in peacetime, Remus would have simply taken himself off to a new place and a new job, so that he did not have to endure the pain of watching Tonks fall in love with a handsome, young wizard in the Auror office, which was what he expected to happen. However, this was war; they were both needed in the Order of the Phoenix, and nobody knew what the next day would bring. Remus felt justified in remaining exactly where he was, keeping his feelings to himself but secretly rejoicing every time somebody paired him with Tonks on some overnight mission.

It had never occurred to Remus that Tonks could return his feelings because he had become so used to considering himself unclean and unworthy. One night when they lay in hiding outside a known Death Eater’s house, after a year of increasingly warm friendship, Tonks made an idle remark about one of their fellow Order members ("He’s still handsome, isn’t he, even after Azkaban?"). Before he could stop himself, Remus had replied bitterly that he supposed she had fallen for his old friend ("He always got the women."). At this, Tonks replied: "You’d know perfectly well who I’ve fallen for, if you weren’t too busy feeling sorry for yourself to notice."

Remus’s immediate response was a happiness he had never experienced in his life, but this was extinguished almost at once by a sense of crushing duty. He had always known that he could not marry and run the risk of passing on his painful, shameful condition. Wiser than Remus, she was sure that he loved her, but that he was refusing to admit it out of mistaken nobility. However, he avoided working with her, barely talked to her, and started volunteering for the most dangerous missions. Tonks became desperately unhappy, convinced not only that the man she loved would never willingly spend time with her again, but also that he might walk to his death rather than admit his feelings.

Tonks Lupin

Nymphadora Tonks with husband, Remus Lupin

Inspired by Fleur Delacour’s protestation of enduring love for Bill Weasley, who had been savaged by Greyback, Tonks made a brave, public declaration of her feelings for Remus, who was forced to admit the strength of his love for her. In spite of continuing misgivings that he was acting selfishly, Remus married Tonks quietly in the north of Scotland, with witnesses taken from the local wizarding tavern. He continued to fear that the stigma attached to him would infect his wife and wished for no fanfare around their union; he swung constantly between elation that he was married to the woman of his dreams and terror of what he might have brought upon them both. When she became pregnant, Remus was not delighted by this, he was in fact scared that he might be passing his condition on to an innocent child. He even attempted to abandon his pregnant wife and unborn child, but was stopped by Harry Potter. Realising the importance of staying with his family above all else, he returned to Tonks, bitterly ashamed.

Lupin and Tonks both died in the Battle of Hogwarts in May 1998, leaving their son behind in the care of his maternal grandmother, Andromeda Tonks, and his godfather, Harry Potter. Teddy was raised by Andromeda, but would spend a great deal of time with the Potter and Weasley families growing up. Teddy was a Metamorphmagus, like his mother.

Teddy LupinEdit

"Yes, yes, she's had the baby!"
—Remus joyfully announces the birth of his son[src]

Remus' son was born in 1998. Remus and his wife, Nymphadora Tonks, named him Teddy, after Tonks's father. At one point, Remus nearly abandoned his wife and unborn son, mostly out of premature shame, guilt, and the fear that his lycanthropy would be passed on and that he'd made outcasts out of Nymphadora and their child. Rather than wanting to face his impending fatherhood, he intended to help Harry, Ron, and Hermione with their mission of destroying Voldemort's Horcruxes (though he was actually unaware of what their "mission" entailed). Harry was, however, upset with the development and got into a rather heated argument with Remus that ultimately convinced him that the best course of action would be to support his family. He returned to his wife shortly thereafter.

Teddy was eventually born and despite his earlier fears and insecurities about being a father, Remus expressed joy at his son's birth and asked Harry to be Teddy's godfather. Sadly, Remus and his wife were killed at the Battle of Hogwarts, leaving Teddy an orphan when he was between two weeks and one month old. When Remus appeared again through the Resurrection Stone, he was rather devastated knowing that Teddy would have to grow up without either of his parents, but found some solace in knowing that Teddy would be living in a better world. Teddy was raised by his maternal grandmother, but he spent significant time with his godfather Harry Potter's family and the Weasleys.

The MaraudersEdit

"...apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends... I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth...and they didn't desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi."
—Remus on his friends[src]
Themaraus

Remus with his best friends; James Potter, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew

As a Hogwarts student, Remus became good friends with fellow Gryffindors James Potter, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew. In their second year, Remus' friends figured out that he was a werewolf; instead of shunning him, as many in the wizarding world would have, they learned how to become Animagi by their fifth year to accompany Remus on his monthly transformations, preventing him from hurting himself.[6] Because he was grateful to his friends, Remus cut them a lot of slack[13]; despite being dismayed by their bullying of Severus Snape, he did not attempt to stop them. Though he was his house's prefect, Remus had difficulty trying to curb his friends' mischievous behaviour.[8] However, Remus was not without a mischief-making streak himself, contributing to the invention of the Marauder's Map.

At some point, after Remus and his friends had all become members of the Order of the Phoenix, Sirius came to distrust Remus, fearing he might be a spy; the reasons for this are unknown. Sirius' distrust ensured that Remus was unaware when James and Lily changed their Secret-Keeper from Sirius to Peter, and thus he believed that Sirius had betrayed them when they were murdered by Lord Voldemort. The two reclaimed their friendship after Sirius escaped from Azkaban in 1993, and Remus learned the truth. They planned to kill their traitorous former friend Peter, but were stopped by Harry Potter.[6] Remus and Sirius both became close to their late friend's son, and Remus was devastated when Sirius was killed in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.[8]

The ending of the three Marauders who had stayed true to their friendship to the very end - James, Sirius, and Remus - was bittersweet: they all lost their lives to the two wizarding wars but were likely reunited in the afterlife,.

Severus SnapeEdit

Remus: "Severus, you’re making a mistake. You haven't heard everything — I can explain — Sirius is not here to kill Harry —"
Snape: "Two more for Azkaban tonight. I shall be interested to see how Dumbledore takes this... He was quite convinced you were harmless, you know, Lupin...a tame werewolf —"
Remus: "You fool. Is a schoolboy grudge worth putting an innocent man back inside Azkaban?"
— Remus and Snape arguing about Sirius Black[src]
Severus Snape Profile

Severus Snape

Severus Snape, a Slytherin student in Remus' year, shared a strong enmity with Remus' close friends James Potter and Sirius Black, who outright bullied Snape on occasion. Although not friendly with Snape, Remus never behaved cruelly to him. It is possible that he may have subtly identified with or sympathized with the lonely, isolated Snape, seeing a reflection of himself and how he would have been treated if he hadn't found the protection of his friends. Later in life, he said that he deeply regretted not having done anything to stop the bullying. [8]

At some point in their fifth year, Snape saw Madam Pomfrey leading Remus to the passageway on the full moon; Sirius thought it would be entertaining to inform Snape of how to freeze the Whomping Willow. Snape tried to do so, but was stopped by James before he could reach the Shrieking Shack, where Remus had transformed. Albus Dumbledore forbade Snape from revealing Remus' condition to anyone, and Snape deeply resented being put in James's debt and suspected that Remus might have been in on the dangerous prank.

As adults, Remus and Snape were civil to one another, although barely so on the latter's part. Remus claimed that he neither liked nor disliked Snape; of course they would never be bosom friends, after all that happened in their school days, but he also never forgot that Snape dutifully made him the Wolfsbane Potion, and made it perfectly every time so that he would not have to suffer at the full moon as he usually did. (Also, Snape secretly saved Lupin's life in Battle over Little Whinging). Snape, on the other hand, barely concealed his bitterness in their interactions. He was irked that Remus obtained the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts, which he had always wanted for himself. He suspected that Remus was helping Sirius get into the castle and tried to convince Dumbledore to stop trusting him. Snape also took to dropping hints that Remus was a werewolf to students, which was understood by at least one of them (Hermione Granger, who kept the discovery to herself). When Remus tried to inform Snape of Sirius' innocence, Snape refused to hear or believe any of it, and was determined to see Remus punished alongside Sirius. When Snape's old enemy escaped re-capture, Snape vindictively exposed Remus' werewolf status, which forced him to resign.[6]

Remus: "It comes down to whether or not you trust Dumbledore's judgement. I do; therefore, I trust Severus."
Harry: "But Dumbledore can make mistakes. He says it himself. And you — do you honestly like Snape?"
Remus: "I neither like nor dislike Severus... We shall never be bosom friends, perhaps; after all that happened between James and Sirius and Severus, there is too much bitterness there. But I do not forget that during the year I taught at Hogwarts, Severus made the Wolfsbane Potion for me every month, made it perfectly, so that I did not have to suffer as I usually do at the full moon... I must be grateful."
— Remus and Harry Potter on the former's relationship with Snape[src]

In spite of all this, Remus believed that Snape was loyal to the Order of the Phoenix, encouraging Harry Potter to trust him and to continue his Occlumency lessons. He was shocked and angered when Snape killed Albus Dumbledore, who had been the one to assure other Order members that Snape was trustworthy. During the Battle of the Seven Potters, Snape was one of the Death Eaters who attacked Remus and George Weasley, the latter disguised as Harry by way of Polyjuice Potion. Snape, secretly still loyal to the Order, attempted to save Lupin by aiming a Sectumsempra at a Death Eater who was poised to kill Lupin, but accidentally struck George, who lost an ear. Remus, furious, expressed a desire to have "paid him back in kind", but had to focus on getting himself and George to safety. Remus did not live long enough to find out the truth behind Snape's loyalties.[11]

Lily EvansEdit

"Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was."
—Remus tells Harry of Lily's kindness.[src]
Lily Potter1

Lily Evans, his friend

Remus met Lily Evans while they were both attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Lily was not on good terms with two of Remus' dearest friends, James and Sirius, but that did not mean she disliked Remus as well, given that he acted more mature and thoughtful than his friends, and did not participate in their bullying though he did nothing to stop them either. Remus and Lily were both made prefects during their fifth year, and they were friendly towards each other.

After Hogwarts, Lily married James Potter. Although Sirius was the best man, Remus probably attended their wedding, too, given his status as one of their dearest friends.[citation needed] They all became members of the Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War, and fought in several battles together. When Pettigrew betrayed the Potters to Voldemort, resulting in the tragic deaths of James and Lily, Remus was devastated. Later on, he became close to Lily's son, Harry, both as a paternal figure and a mentor. After Lupin was killed during the Battle of Hogwarts, they were two of the four spirits whom Harry summoned.

Harry PotterEdit

"Molly, you're not the only person at this table who cares about Harry."
—Remus to Molly in 1995[src]
Harry Potter movies hbp promostills 6

Harry Potter: former student, good friend, and godfather to his Son

Remus met Harry Potter, the son of his late friends James and Lily Potter, for the first time since he was an infant, in 1993 when he saved Harry from Dementors on the Hogwarts Express. Remus was the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts during Harry's third year, and quickly became his favourite professor. The two bonded very closely. Remus found Harry to be intelligent, kind, and an excellent Seeker, and had strong empathy for the pain that he had experienced throughout his life. Harry admired and cared about Remus even after he found out that he was a werewolf.

Remus also told Harry that the first time he saw him, he recognised him not by his scar, but by his eyes, which so closely resembled Lily's. It is suggested that Remus' classes were how Harry discovered his remarkable talent for Defence Against the Dark Arts. He took Harry aside to teach him the Patronus Charm, assisted him in avoiding trouble with Professor Snape, and returned the Marauders' Map to him once he was no longer a professor.[6]

250px-Dementor Boggart

Remus Lupin protecting Harry Potter when Harry's boggart turns into a Dementor in 1993.

The two met again in the summer of 1995. Remus was part of the group of Order members who transported Harry from Privet Drive to 12 Grimmauld Place. Throughout the years, Remus shared with Harry many stories about his parents and godfather. He comforted Harry over Sirius's death and also offered him advice on other occasions.[8]

The only real disagreement they ever had was when Harry rejected Remus' offer to accompany him and his friends on the quest for Horcruxes. Harry became angry and cutting; he told his former teacher that he was being selfish and irresponsible for leaving his wife and unborn child. Remus responded with uncharacteristic violence and stormed out of the house, taking refuge in a corner of the Leaky Cauldron, where he sat drinking and fuming. However, after a few hours’ reflection, Remus was forced to accept that his former-pupil had just taught him a valuable lesson. James and Lily, Remus reflected, had stuck with Harry even unto their own deaths. His own parents had sacrificed their peace and security to keep the family together. When Remus' son Teddy Lupin was born, he asked that Harry be the boy's godfather, and after Remus' death Harry played a prominent role in Teddy's life. Remus was one of the spirits that came out of the Resurrection Stone to speak to Harry as he walked to what he believed was his death, indicating the almost familial bond between Remus and Harry.[11]

In Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Harry wrote in the werewolf section "aren't all bad", showing that Remus being a werewolf did not bother him at all.

Hermione Granger and Ron WeasleyEdit

Hermione: "Harry! How could you?"
Ron: "You shouldn’t have said that stuff to Lupin."
Hermione and Ron after Harry yells at Remus for leaving his wife[src]
Ronhermyhbp

Ron and Hermione, his former students

Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley were among the students who were very impressed by Remus' teaching when he was professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts for their third year. Hermione deduced that Remus was a werewolf early in the year, but kept this discovery to herself, not even telling her best friends; this is likely because she disapproved of the prejudice against werewolves and knew exposing the truth would hurt Remus. Although Ron initially reacted with fear to the revelation that Remus was a werewolf, he continued to admire and like Remus. In turn, Remus was fond of Ron and Hermione, and was particularly impressed by the latter's cleverness.[6] Ron and Hermione were shown to be very trusting of Lupin; when he appeared at Grimmauld Place, they lowered their wands as soon as he declared his name, something he reproached them for, "speaking as their former Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher." Also, they both disapproved when Harry yelled at Remus for leaving his wife during her pregnancy, although they did not entirely disagree with Harry's reasoning.[11]

Albus DumbledoreEdit

"On a happier note, I am pleased to welcome two new teachers to our ranks this year. Firstly, Professor Lupin who had kindly consented to fill the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher"
—Albus Dumbledore[src]
600full-Albus-Dumbledore-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-photo

Albus Dumbledore, his friend and former headmaster and former boss

Albus Dumbledore was considered by many to be the greatest wizard of all time, and Remus Lupin was among his many admirers and staunch supporters. Dumbledore was Remus' Headmaster during his time at Hogwarts. Dumbledore accepted Remus into his school despite knowing his being a werewolf, as he valued Remus' strength of character and ability, and disregarded the stigma associated with his condition; the headmaster personally approached the Lupin family to invite Remus to school, knowing full well of the circumstances. In fact, it was Dumbledore who, by several special precautions, ensured that Remus' werewolf status was kept secret during his school years, effectively preventing him from being ostracised from his school mates. When Severus Snape found out what Remus truly was due to a cruel prank played on him by Sirius, Dumbledore was the one who swore him to secrecy. On his part, Remus confessed that Dumbledore's trust and exceptional kindness towards him meant everything to him, given that the vast majority of the wizarding world shunned him because of the deep prejudice towards werewolves, and Remus felt guilty for betraying this kindness by allowing his three Marauder friends illegally become Animagi and roaming wild during their schooling years.

Dumbledore was also the founder and leader of the Order of the Phoenix, an organisation that Remus joined after graduating from school, and he was trusted with many important missions. Remus was given the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts during the 1993–1994 school year, during which time Dumbledore requested that Snape brew the Wolfsbane Potion for Remus monthly; this, along with providing Remus with a paid job when he was suffering in poverty due to his condition, made Remus respect Dumbledore even more. Remus and Dumbledore fought alongside one another during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, where they suffered a devastating loss: Sirius, one of their dearest friends, died at the hands of Bellatrix Lestrange. Remus told Harry Potter on several occasions that he trusted Snape because Dumbledore did so. In 1997, Remus was devastated by Dumbledore's death after the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and demonstrated his loyalty and faith to Dumbledore by fighting and tragically dying in the next year's Battle of Hogwarts.

Weasley familyEdit

Weasley family studio 01

The Weasley family

Remus was always friendly with the Weasley family. He knew Arthur Weasley since the First Wizarding War, and they became friends again after Dumbledore led the second Order of the Phoenix. Arthur and Remus fought together at the Battle of the Seven Potters, where the latter was paired with Arthur's son, George. He saved George's life, as George would have fallen off his broomstick when he was cursed by Severus Snape. Arthur later thanked him for taking care of his son.

Remus also lived for some time with the Weasley family at 12 Grimmauld Place. There, Remus agreed with Molly not to tell Harry much about the Order of the Phoenix and Voldemort's plans. However, when Sirius argued with Molly, Remus didn't take either side.

Bill and Remus seemed to have been friends, as they fought together in several battles of the Second War; they were also the ones who attempted to find Mad-Eye's dead body after the Battle of the Seven Potters. After the war, Remus and Tonks's son seemed to have a romantic relationship with Bill and Fleur's daughter.

Fred and George Weasley were also friends of Lupin. They were Lupin's students during their fifth year at Hogwarts and they also fought together at the Battle of the Seven Potters. Remus protected George from being killed; however, George's ear was accidentally cut off by Severus Snape. Lupin and the twins also appeared on the underground radio program Potterwatch and spoke to the wizarding community during the last year of the war. Both Fred and Lupin were killed during the Battle of Hogwarts.

He was also friends with Ginny. He first met her at Hogwarts Express, saved her from the Dementors and gave her chocolate and comforted her, and she stated that he was one of her favourite professors at Hogwarts. They fought on the same side at the Battle of the Department of Mysteries and survived the battle. After the war, Ginny and the rest of the Potter family shared a close relationship with Teddy Lupin, who came to Ginny and Harry's house for dinner four times a week.

His relationship with Percy was almost unknown. When Lupin was Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, Percy most likely thought he was a good teacher. They met each other again during the Battle of Hogwarts, when Percy told his family that he had left the Ministry and wanted to join the Order, though there would hardly have been time for the two to become close.

Hogwarts residentsEdit

600full-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban-photo

Minerva McGonagall, his former head of house and teacher

When Lupin was a student at Hogwarts, the professors seemed to like him, especially Minerva McGonagall, who had been his head of house. His professors probably considered Lupin a skilled wizard and a very good student, as he was made a prefect in his fifth year.

When Lupin became a professor, the other professors appeared to like and respect him, with the exception of Severus Snape. They either did not mind that he was a werewolf or did not show it, as they had been informed of his condition. Minerva even made reference to Lupin's evaluations on Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts skills during a Careers Advice session. Many of them later fought alongside Remus at the Battle of Hogwarts.

Many of the students, including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Dean Thomas and the Weasleys, liked him, while others, such as Draco Malfoy and several other Slytherins, disliked and regularly insulted him. Malfoy underestimated Lupin because of his poor-looking appearance. However, Lupin managed to be well-respected (and one of the best-liked professors), as he treated all the students based on their character, and not by their magical abilities, their blood status, or their wealth. When he left Hogwarts, many students continued to regard him as the best Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher they had.

Order of the Phoenix membersEdit

Ootp

The original Order of the Phoenix (He's the tall one next to Lily and Peter)

Remus had a good relationship with the most of the Order of the Phoenix. In addition to Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, the Marauders, Lily Evans, Nymphadora Tonks, Hermione Granger, the Weasley family and Minerva McGonagall, he was friends with many of members.

One of his friends through the order was Kingsley Shacklebolt. They fought together in several battles of the Second Wizarding War, and appeared to be close enough. They also appeared on Potterwatch together during the last year of the war.

He was also a friend of Alastor Moody. They fought together in many battles, until Moody was killed by Voldemort in 1997, during the Battle of the Seven Potters. Remus was devastated, as were many other members of the Order.

He must have been also a friend of Elphias Doge, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones, Emmeline Vance, Dedalus Diggle and Mundungus Fletcher, as they were all members of the Advance Guard. It is also possible that he was a friend of Arabella Figg, as Dumbledore once told Sirius Black "to call Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg... the old company...".

Remus was one of the many members of the Order of the Phoenix killed during Second Wizarding War.

MediaEdit

Videoswiki For more Harry Potter videos check out Wikia's video library

EtymologyEdit

Lupin'swand

Remus Lupin

  • The name "Remus" comes from the brothers Romulus and Remus, the legendary brothers who fought to the death over the control of Rome, having been raised by a mother wolf whose cubs had died. Because of this, some fans speculated that Remus had a brother, but "Romulus" is merely the code name used by Lupin for Potterwatch. Remus's intense rivalry with Romulus indicates Lupin's ongoing struggle with his other side, the werewolf.
  • "Lupin" is derived from "lupinus", Latin for "wolf-like"; "lupus", or "wolf", being the basic word. Canis l​upus is the scientific name for the wolf - to be described as "lupine" means to "resemble a wolf." Lupin is also the name of an plant with edible seeds.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Rowling wrote a full-length biography of Remus for Prisoner of Azkaban on Pottermore, which was released in the final instalment of the book, and provided information on his and Nymphadora Tonks's relationship, as well as his youth[14].
  • Remus is portrayed by British actor David Thewlis in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Thewlis had originally auditioned for the part of Professor Quirinus Quirrell, but Ian Hart was eventually cast.
  • In the books, Remus plays a relatively large part in Harry's life after he left Hogwarts as Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. However, in the films, Remus plays a large part in Prisoner of Azkaban, and then his role is drastically reduced. His argument and brief falling out with Harry in Deathly Hallows is cut out, as is his bitterness at being a father. The audience is not made aware of Remus' child until a throwaway line in Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Half-Blood Prince also cuts down his role, eliminating Remus's concerns about being in a relationship with Tonks. Overall, Remus is one of the most underused characters in the film series.
  • David Thewlis was disappointed about his smaller appearances in the films, expressing a desire to be more involved.[citation needed]
  • In the original draft of the seventh book, Remus survived the Battle of Hogwarts; however, since J. K. Rowling spared Arthur Weasley from the death he was originally intended to die, Remus was killed in compensation for this. This implies that J. K. Rowling would have to slightly revise the scene where Harry summons the spirits of Sirius, Remus and his parents, possibly summoning Arthur instead of Remus.
  • The Marauders write their names on the Marauder's Map in this order: Remus, Peter, Sirius and James. Ironically, this, when reversed, is the order in which they die, James being the first in 1981, Godric's Hollow; Sirius in 1996, Department of Mysteries; Peter in March 1998, Malfoy Manor; Remus in May 1998, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • The witch who pushes the lunch trolley, Remus, and Horace Slughorn are the only adults ever to be seen travelling to Hogwarts on the school train in the series. Though the conductor is never shown in the books, he is seen in some of the video game adaptations.
  • With his marriage to Nymphadora Tonks, Remus became related through his wife to the Malfoys, the Blacks, the Lestranges, the Weasleys, the Potters, the Longbottoms, and other pure-blood families.[15]
  • It was predicted by many fans that Wormtail would kill Remus with his silver hand, as Remus is a werewolf. However, J.K. Rowling mentioned in an interview that, contrary to what is seen in films, in her view werewolves are not affected by silver. Ironically the Marauder that does die by the silver hand is not Lupin, but Wormtail himself.
  • In the film version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', Remus and Nymphadora were already in a relationship, rather then Remus initially rejecting her feelings.
  • Remus survived the longest out of all the Marauders, beating Wormtail by some chapters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
  • After the Battle of the Seven Potters, 13 people (Mr. and Mrs. Weasley, Bill, Fleur, Fred, George, Ron, Ginny, Harry, Hermione, Remus, Tonks and Hagrid) gathered in The Burrow to mourn the death of Alastor Moody. Afterwards, Remus stood up and offered to look for Moody's dead body. Later in the Battle of Hogwarts, Remus was killed by Antonin Dolohov thus making another of Trelawney's predictions come true for the third time (first time on Albus Dumbledore, and second on Sirius Black) : that when thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die. However, as it is not known when Remus died, it is possible that Fred died before him.
  • In an earlier draft of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Defence Against the Dark Arts may have been taught by a woman. [16]
  • His name is the inspiration for the wizard rock bands Remus and the Lupins and The Remus Lupins.
  • According to StarDate Online's Moon Phase Calculator, Remus' birth date (10 March, 1960), fell two days before a full moon.
  • Remus Lupin is unique among the teachers as he calls students per their names, not surnames. The only other teachers that are known to do this is the Headmaster Albus Dumbledore and the Care of Magical Creatures professor. Coincidentally, with the exception of Hagid, they are now deceased.
  • Remus Lupin is the only Marauder to be on anything resembling civil terms with Severus Snape as adults. Sirius and Snape had often argued as adults. Pettigrew was treated with contempt by Snape, going so far into being treated as a house servant at Snape's personal residence at Spinner's End.
  • David Thewlis has said that Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron told him to portray Remus as a "gay junkie".[17]
  • Although Remus provides most of the books' information on the Patronus Charm, his own Patronus was never revealed in any of the books or media associated with the franchise until the release of the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Pottermore. His corporeal Patronus takes the form of a wolf, rather than a werewolf. Despite this, he normally preferred to purposely cast it as a non-corporeal form, as he considered the corporeal form to be too much of a giveaway.[5]

Author's commentsEdit

Remus-lupin

Remus stands anxiously in the Shrieking Shack.

J. K. Rowling has stated that Professor Lupin is the kind of teacher she wishes she had while she was a student. He is good-natured, kind, and able to extract the best in everyone — for example, in spotting Neville Longbottom's lack of confidence and helping him to overcome it by teaching him how to defeat the boggart.

The fact that Remus is a werewolf and needs to take a potion to avoid hurting people for the rest of his life makes him a symbol of the consequences of prejudice and segregation, as well as society's often negative reaction to the ill and the disabled. Particularly, the author has stated that Remus Lupin's characterisation and history are H.I.V. metaphors (e.g. someone who was infected young and suffered prejudice because of it; terrified of passing the condition on), as well as an exploration into why someone might become embittered as a result of contracting such a condition. [18]

As such, Rowling has also stated that "Lupin's failing is he likes to be liked. That's where he slips up — he's been disliked so often he's always pleased to have friends so cuts them an awful lot of slack."[13] This is why, for instance, despite disapproving of his friends' bullying of Severus Snape, he once tried to stop them but failed and never tried again.

Lupin was killed off in place of Arthur Weasley to remove the last of Harry's father figures in the books, and also to create a parallel between Harry's life and Teddy Lupin's. Rowling felt it was important to show the evils of Voldemort's actions and the devastating nature of war. [19]

Rowling has said that Remus is one of her favourite characters, and that if she could meet any of her characters, she would likely choose him. [20]

AppearancesEdit

Wiki
The Harry Potter Wiki has 130 images related to Remus Lupin.

Notes and referencesEdit



Defence Against the Dark Arts (D.A.D.A.)
TDF-AGTS-P
Professors: Galatea Merrythought · Quirinus Quirrell · Gilderoy Lockhart · Remus Lupin · Barty Crouch Jr. (as Alastor Moody) · Dolores Umbridge · Severus Snape ·
Amycus Carrow (as Dark Arts teacher)
Textbooks: The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection · Break with a Banshee · Gadding with Ghouls · Holidays with Hags · Travels with Trolls ·
Voyages with Vampires · Wanderings with Werewolves · Year with the Yeti · The Essential Defence Against the Dark Arts · Defensive Magical Theory · Dark Arts Defence: Basics for Beginners · Confronting the Faceless · Magical Drafts and Potions
D.A.D.A. at Hogwarts: Classroom 3C · Temporary Classroom · Hogwarts Turris Magnus · Professor's Office · Storeroom · Staircase · Lesson Cup · Race Cup · Dumbledore's Army
Spells covered under the subject: Curse of the Bogies · Knockback Jinx · Verdimillious Charm · Verdimillious Duo Spell · Verdimillious Tria · Wand-Lighting Charm · Freezing Spell · Seize and Pull Charm · Patronus Charm · Killing Curse · Cruciatus Curse · Imperius Curse · Impediment Jinx · Reductor Curse · Stunning Spell · Shield Charm · Nonverbal spells · Hex-deflection ·
Hex-Breaker · Hex Zapper
Creatures covered under the subject: Vampire bats · Iguanas · Cornish Pixies · Werewolves · Vampires · Hinkypunks · Boggarts · Red Caps · Kappas · Grindylows · Inferius
Order of the Phoenix
Phoenix
Founder:
Albus Dumbledore
Original Order of of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Alice Longbottom | Arabella Figg | Benjy Fenwick | Caradoc Dearborn | Dedalus Diggle | Dorcas Meadowes | Edgar Bones | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fabian Prewett | Frank Longbottom | Gideon Prewett | Hestia Jones (possibly) | James Potter | Lily Potter | Marlene McKinnon | Minerva McGonagall | Mundungus Fletcher | Peter Pettigrew (defected) | Remus Lupin | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Reconstituted Order of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Arabella Figg | Arthur Weasley | Bill Weasley | Charlie Weasley | Dedalus Diggle | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fleur Delacour | Fred Weasley | George Weasley | Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Hestia Jones | Kingsley Shacklebolt | Minerva McGonagall | Molly Weasley | Mundungus Fletcher | Nymphadora Tonks | Remus Lupin | Ron Weasley | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Order of the Phoenix allies:
Andromeda Tonks | Augusta Longbottom | Dobby | Filius Flitwick | Ginny Weasley | Grawp | Horace Slughorn | Kreacher | Lee Jordan | Luna Lovegood | Muriel |
Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Percy Weasley | Pomona Sprout | Ted Tonks | Westinburgh family | Winky | Karkus | Karkus's wife
Other affiliations:
Dumbledore's Army | Forbidden Forest Centaur colony | Headless Hunt | Hogwarts Hippogriff herd | Hogwarts house-elves | Hogwarts Ghosts | Hogwarts Staff |
Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd | Ministry of Magic | Giant colony (Karkus's control)


Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki