Full Name: Remus J. Lupin Date of Birth: 7 June 1960 Height: 5'11” Weight: 68kg (151lb) Eyes: Honey-brown Hair: Light brown House: Gryffindor Wand: Hazel and dragon heartstring, 12 and ¼ inches Dangerous Creature: Werewolf
Remus Lupin was born in 1960 to fairly ordinary wizarding parents. He spent his childhood growing up in a wizarding community and was friends with most of the children in the village.
When he was seven years old he was bitten by a werewolf. There are only five people he has told this story to, along with what the Ministry does with werewolves once they've been bitten. Three of them are dead, one is a traitor and one remains his friend and confidant to this day.
As a result of this tragic event, gossip flew quickly through the small town and the Lupins were shunned. Unable to live with the prejudice against them simply because they refused to allow their son to die or be locked away because of a cruel twist of fate, the Lupin family moved to Scotland, far away from anyone they knew.
Living in the predominantly muggle city of Edinburgh meant that Remus grew up in a mixture of both worlds. He knows a little bit about pretty much everything in both the muggle and wizarding world. A jack of all trades, you might say.
Remus' parents did all they could to find a cure for their son, but to no avail. He simply learned to live with it. Not an easy thing for a child to come to terms with.
His mother adored her only son no matter what and brought him up to be the kind, gentle person he is today. His father, however, could not deal with his feelings of guilt and failure at not having protected his son from this affliction. He gradually grew increasingly distant from Remus and this escalated when Remus' mother died during his third year at Hogwarts and his father threw himself into his work at the Ministry, in the Experimental Charms Department.
Remus was all at once overjoyed and apprehensive when he received his Hogwarts letter, thanks to Dumbledore's persuasion with the Ministry and to this day he is intensely grateful to Albus for his help. He knows he owes his education to Albus which is partly why he joined the Order in the first place.
Remus always did well at school, working hard to make up for any absences. He became a prefect in fifth year and a Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team in the same year.
Due to his frequent visits, Remus became quite close to Poppy Pomfrey, particularly after his mother died. She became a mother figure for him and the only bright spot about being confined to the hospital wing once a month.
Remus' Adult Version is being played in Crucio with the LJ m00ny.
Remus is generally soft-spoken and thoughtful in his dealings with others. His mother instilled a gentleness in him that remains to this day, a complete contrast to the violent beast he becomes once a month.
However, with Sirius, Arabella, James and Peter, he opens up a lot more and has a tendency to speak without thinking. He feels safe with them, the only family he’s known for many years now.
About to start Sixth Year, Remus is nice and polite to everyone but is more outgoing with his friends – the Marauders and Bella. The common room is probably quite noisy whenever they’re in there.
What Other Characters Would Know
Sirius, Arabella, James and Peter know everything.
Andromeda knows he’s a werewolf but nothing more.
Everyone knows that Sirius and Remus are a couple. Sirius is hardly subtle.
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