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Name:Remus Lupin
Birthdate:Mar 10
Remus John Lupin is a werewolf doing his best to keep himself (and occasionally his friends) in check.

Some days are better than others.



from the Harry Potter Wiki

Remus was born on 10 March, 1960 to Mr. and Mrs. Lupin. Little is known about his life as a human. At an early age, Remus was bitten by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback, after his father insulted Greyback, and became a werewolf himself. 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, theHeadmaster, Albus Dumbledore, did not see why he could not attend and encouraged him to become a student.
Remus attended Hogwarts from 1971 to 1978 and was sorted intoGryffindor 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 violentghosts. Dumbledore, wanting to keep the truth of these noises a secret, encouraged these rumours. Thus, the building was dubbed the Shrieking Shack and attained the reputation for being the most haunted building in Britain.

Remus became the very best of friends with fellow GryffindorsJames 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 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 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.

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.



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