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Needs more info, a better summary on the character, etc, more details.

What's up with this article? I thought all articles about characters were supposed to be written from an in-universe perspective? This one is full of mentions of "the books" and contains quotes from J K Rowling about his character. This article badly needs tidying up.

For those who don't get the Romulus reference in the radio show by Jordan, Romulus and Lupin were Romans who were raised by wolves. Clever J.K. ;)

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. that's where you're wrong, my friend. It was not Romulus and Lupin, it was Romulus and REMUS. Thank you, --Mudbloodandproud 21:26, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, technically, Romulus and Remus were the twins who were raised by wolves and FOUNDED Rome (so the title Roman could be debated) hence the name (Romulus killed Remus so the city was supposedly named after him.) Lupin comes from the the latin word LUPUS which means wolf. 03:21, October 8, 2012 (UTC)

Blood Status

How do we know he is half-blood? Mafalda Hopkirk 17:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Rowling said it in an interview, but I can´t find it so fast.--Rodolphus 17:22, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

We partly know that he is half-blood because most wizard are, and he is never mention that he is related to any pure-bloods person.-Lupin & Kingsley -- 02:31, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Rowling revealed Remus was a half-blood during the World Book Day chat in 2004. Starstuff (Owl me!) 08:37, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

What JKR says is law in the Harry Potter world.

um, remuses mother is a muggle, though they never clearly say it, there are hints in the books and movies :)

Where are the hints in the books/movies that his mother is a muggle? Ok I agree his father had to be a wizard to have an encounter with Fenrir Greyback but it's never specified that his father was a pureblood, he could have been a half-blood. I've never come across any mention or hint of Remus' mother in the books movies except for when he mentions one of the excuses for his absenses was visiting his sick mother. It's entirely possible that she could have been a muggle-born rather than a muggle, which would still leave Remus' status as a half-blood, regardless of his father's status. 08:07, September 6, 2011 (UTC)Wolfgirl


I notice in the infobox, his Patronus is listed as being a lion. I don't remember that in the books, so does that come directly from JKR? --Cubs Fan2007 07:09, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't think JKR has ever mentioned Lupin's Patronus in an interview. It must have been only speculation, so I removed it. -Starstuff 07:19, 21 April 2008 (UTC)´
I agree his patronus shape is never mentioned in the books. But it obviously does have some level of corporeal shape as Hermione mentions that 'A silvery thing shot out of his wand' when explaining what happened to Harry after he collapsed in the Prisoner of Azkaban book. 08:12, September 6, 2011 (UTC)


Whee is it mentioned that Prof. Lupin´s wand is made out of willow and that it is 11 inches long?--Rodolphus 09:15, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

I have no idea. I'll remove the information until it can be verified. Starstuff (Owl me!) 10:11, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
If Remus Lupin was born on the 10th March, doesn't that, according to this, mean his wand is made out of Ash?- Lilyana 20:22, July 11, 2011 (UTC)
- Remus' wand doesn't necessarily have to be Ash just because he was born on the 10th of March. After all, according to the calender, Lily and James' wands would have to be Rowan and Alder respectively but they have wands of Willow and Mahogany instead. Plus there are other woods mentioned in the books, eg when Harry goes to buy his wand in PS and when Hermione identifies the wand Ron got from someone in DH, such as Maple, Ebony, Blackthorn, Beech etc which aren't on this list. I believe JKR said she decided on Holly for Harry, then came across the calender and amused by the coincidence decided to use the mentioned woods for Ron and Hermione only. 08:25, September 13, 2011 (UTC)Wolfgirl27.32.79.121 08:25, September 13, 2011 (UTC)


Shouldn't it just be "Werewolf" since a werewolf is a human who turns into a wolf at the full moon.

Well, he wasn't born as a werewolf, he was bitten, and most of the time except for full moon, he is a normal man -- Hellabore
According to FBaWtFT Werewolf is the term used to name anyone wether in human or wolf forms. So his species should be just Werewolf--  Seth Cooper  owl post! 04:23, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

He and Alastor Moody are the only teacher(s) from Defence Against The Dark Arts who are good. Both are from The Order Of The Phoenix and since we saw in the order of the phoenix movie, I sugges that they have met. They appear at the same time in the department of mysteries. I like that connection.--Station7 18:04, September 8, 2009 (UTC)

Alastor Moody was never the Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher, it was Barty Crouch Jr pretending to be him using the Polyjuice Potion. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arisheps (talkcontribs).

No, in the Order of the Phoenix, you see the 2 above together in a scene.--Station7 20:43, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

I never said that they haven't met, i was just saying that you were wrong when you said Mad-Eye was a Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arisheps (talkcontribs).

That's right, but he was suppose to.--Station7 21:07, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

I know a second DADA teacher who was good. Severus Snape. He seemed to be bad but after his death the whole world became to know that he was Dumbledore's man and not Voldemort's man. Harry granger

I don't see why he isn't human if he's a werewolf. He's only a werewolf once a month anyway. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

It is just how they are seen in terms of the wider wizarding world. Wizards see werewolves as separate entirely. Once a human contracts lycanthropy, they are no longer human. This is view of the wizarding world on werewolves. --JKochRavenclawcrest(Owl Me!) 15:56, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
the whole point of remus' character was to show how uneccesary discrimination was, though he i smost of the time human, he is still considered dangerous.

Sirius Black

When did Lupin know that Sirius was innocent?--Station7 07:32, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

after he saw Wormtail on the map, he knew something was wrong, after Wormtail confessed, he knew Sirus was framed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arisheps (talkcontribs).

Something In The Movies I Heard

In the movie Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban what did Lupin mean when he said that Lily helped him in a time whick no one else could cause it's never mentioned again, well atleast out of my view.--Intrudgero98 18:33, December 7, 2009 (UTC)

Lily helped cover up for him and when he did something bad she was always the one to cheer him up.

Why is he in catergory bullies?

Why is he categorised as a bully? He bullied no-one but did join a gang.

The marauders bullied people.

Abrawak 20:39, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

he was appart of a group that bullied people and since he never stood up for the people he was considered a bully along with Peter, James and sirius.

He still disapproved of the bullying though, and it is mentioned that he tried to stop them bullying Snape once, but failed and never tried again (lost his nerve, presumably, because as JK says, he is so used to being hated, when someone does become his friend, he cuts them a lot of slack). 15:12, August 19, 2011 (UTC)

Inconsistency in post-transformation recovery

  • Does anyone else feel that two mentioned post-transformation periods mentioned in Prisoner of Azkaban were very inconsistent? The post-Halloween one - Snape has to fill in for Lupin because he's not feeling feel and Remus is still not well the entire weekend despite having the full dose of Wolfsbane and therefore keeping his mind and not attacking himself. Yet on the morning after the full moon when the Shrieking Shack incident took place, he's well enough to make his way back to the castle, pick up Harry's Invisibility cloak on the way, hand in his resignation and finish packing his office by about noon. All this despite not having the full dose of Wolfsbane which makes it more likely that he attacked himself, especially if driven away from humans and running around in the forest - which would be more exhausting than curling up in an office. Hate to say this but I think Lupin not being well and Snape having to fill in for him was just a plot device to get Hermione to figure out his condition. Another inconsistency is in the actual transformation periods - Lupin has a transformation shortly after Halloween (hence Snape filling in) which would mean it was full moon sometime around the first week or so of November. If that's the case, there is no way there could be a full moon on or around Christmas - yet that is the reason given for Lupin's absence from Christmas dinner. 08:22, May 29, 2010 User:

ok, so when remus transforms it still knocks him around and like he says, it is very painful to transform into a werewolf. even though he takes wolfbane, the transformation is still painful. so if he is in a bad physical condition he would prefer the students not to see him so he takes a few days off to get healthier looking. but after the whompingwillow night, he has to go straight back to his office so he can resign before people start asking questions. its not always about the energy, its about his physical state. and the movies tend to skip loads of information and periods of time.


The spectulation about Lily Luna Potter being named after him should be removed! I mean, I doubt they knew that Luna was moon in latin, and I know that it is his nickname, but when did they every reffer to him as "Moony". They call him "Proffesor Lupin" or "Lupin" most of the time. I suppose the nargles are behind it. 00:34, October 1, 2010 (UTC)

but then again, why would you call your child Lily MOONY Potter? and i think nearly everyone knows that luna means moon in latin. :p


It's very funny. A few days ago i saw Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. And on the Marauder's Map Remus was known as Mooney, but we know him as Moony. --Danniesen June 13 2010 12:11

Yes, but that iis an inside joke to the producers, because a producer's last name was Mooney. Thanks.--L.V.K.T.V.J.Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 19:49, June 13, 2010 (UTC)

13 people

The part about Trelawney making a prediction correct because Lupin died, first of all, Fred was the first person we actually see die, Lupin is mentioned much later in the battle during the lull, so there's no way to know who died first, and even if Lupin was the first to die, I don't think it was so much a prediction as a superstitious saying. --BachLynnGryffindorcrest(Accio!) 20:32, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

I was reading Remus' article and I saw the bit about the Trelawney's 13 people prediction. I have a question and well, a comment. I'm glad there is already a subject on it. Why is this relate to Remus? There were 14 people at the Burrow not 13. This may have applied to Sirius and Dumbledore when there was exactly 13. Remus being one out of 14 to die was just that, he died as a casualty of war, not also fulfilling the prediction. The prediction was 13 and just that. No more no less. What does everybody think? Seasrmar (talk) 05:05, August 21, 2012 (UTC)

Remus' eye colour

Is his eye colour ever explicitly mentioned in the books? The only descriptions I've ever seen about his physical appearance in the books are about him being thin with grey streaked brown hair and a lined face. Never eye colour yet someone keeps putting it as brown in his physical descriptions. If it's never mentioned in the books, then movie cannon would come next and actor David Thewlis has blue eyes, not brown. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Name fault

I noticed an issue regarding Remus and his family's name.

First off, many of you might have heard of Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of Rome. They were said to have been raised by wolves. This is where Remus Lupin's forename comes from.

Secondly, Lupin is derived from the word 'Lupi', which is Italian for Wolves. Lupine is also considered as a type of Wolfsbane. 'Sanies Lupin' is the name of the disease that transforms a human into a werewolf. This explains his surname.

The wiki says he was formerly human, meaning he was given this name before the affliction. I find it quite ironic how he, and his parents have werewolf names, don't you?

Sanies Lupinus 22:42, February 17, 2011 (UTC)

It's called foreshadowing. Sirius is 'the dog star' . Sirius turns into a dog. Rowling does this a lot. 00:46, January 2, 2012 (UTC)

That is one of the things I don't like about the series Abranon 21:31, February 8, 2012 (UTC)

From what we actually see in the flashbacks, the attention actually came more from the other side.


I just realized, Lupin can't have a brother... Just figured I'd let everyone know. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 22:40, January 16, 2013 (UTC)

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