Of course he's related to James even though they may not be father and son- they share the same surname! They cuold be uncle and nephew or ? cousins, ? removed but they are related —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) 10:40, 22 April 2008.
- A good guide in general, but there are exceptions. Eg the technological visionary Vannevar Bush had no relation to the 41th and 43th presidents of the USA. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 11:47, 22 June 2008.
- It should also be mentioned that the magical world is tinier than the real world, therefore there is a large chance (especially the way JK works, connecting everything) that Charlus is related to Harry.
- Well, presumably Charlus was pure-blood, since he could marry into the Blacks, and so was James' family (by canon), so they must be related, even if distantly, since there aren't enough pure-bloods for any two to be completely unrelated.
- Note that if Charlus wasn't James' father, he and his descendents wouldn't be closely enough related to Harry to be "family" in any socially or legally recognized sense, and thus Harry would have "no living family" even if he had some living second or third cousins.
- One can't automatically presume that Ignotus Peverell is one of Charlus' ancestors, since it's possible (though IMHO unlikely) that the Peverell descendant who married into the Potters did so only after Harry's line had split from Charlus' (assuming, again, that the lines did actually split and Charlus isn't James' father).
- Ebohlman 13:34, May 7, 2012 (UTC)
- —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 12:04, 24 February 2009.
You can't just say that if Charlus is not James' father he would not be family in any socially or legally recognized way. A great-grandfather/mother and great-great-grandfather/mother, and so on, is also socially and legally recognized family. Futhermore, Charlus could also be James' grandfather and Harry's great-grandfather, thus making Charlus' son the father of James. 188.8.131.52 05:46, June 6, 2012 (UTC)