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No, Harry, it wasn't him. Somebody did betray your parents but it was somebody who, until quite recently, I believed to be dead!
~ Remus Lupin.
Others will tell him what his mother and father died for. One day, he'll understand.
~ Remus Lupin's soul advising Harry about his and Tonks' newborn son.

Professor Remus John Lupin (10 March 1960 – 2 May 1998), also known as Moony in the Marauders group, is a major character in the Harry Potter franchise, debuting as the deuteragonist of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and as a major protagonist in each of his subsequent appearances.

He was a half-blood wizard, son of Lyall (a wizard) and Hope (a muggle) Lupin. His father worked at the Ministry of Magic and encountered the werewolf Fenrir Greyback, who was on trial for killing two children. Lyall was the only one at court to realize that Greyback was a werewolf, seeing as he was an expert at all kinds of Dark creatures. Greyback pretended to be a Muggle tramp, and his rags were enough to fool the rest of the Ministry. Outraged when Greyback was released, Lyall voiced the opinion that Greyback deserved nothing but death. This opinion cost the Lupin family dearly, as Greyback decided to revenge himself upon Lyall by targeting his son. The next full moon, as the nearly five-year-old Remus slept peacefully in his bed, Greyback (in his werewolf form) forced his way in through the window. Though Lyall was able to get there in time to drive Greyback off with powerful spells, he was unable to prevent him from completing his evil goal. Remus became infected with lycanthropy and he became a werewolf himself; the creature which his own father despised the most.

In the films, he was portrayed by David Thewlis, who also voiced Earthworm from James and the Giant Peach.

Fictional Biography

He was born as Remus John Lupin in March 10, 1960.

He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1971 to 1978 and was sorted into Gryffindor house. During his school years, he was one of the Marauders; he was best friends with 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 and his wife Lily to Lord Voldemort, out of fear. 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.

Remus taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Professor of Defense 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 (who was bullied by Remus, James, Sirius and Peter in their school years) 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. In 1997, Remus married fellow Order member Nymphadora Tonks (who was 13 years his junior) and had a son, Teddy Lupin. Remus fought at the Battle of Hogwarts, during which his wife was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange. Remus was also killed by a Death Eater, Antonin Dolohov, during the same battle in 1998; killed by the Death Eater Antonin Dolohov. However, he briefly appeared again through the Resurrection Stone for Harry, along with James, Lily, and Sirius in 1998.

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