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Harry Potter: We answer all your questions about James Potter⚡

Who is James Potter?

James Potter (March 27, 1960 – October 31, 1981), aka Prongswas a thoroughbred wizard and the only child of Fleamont and Euphemia Potter. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1971 to 1978, and was sorted into Gryffindor. When James started at Hogwarts, he met and became best friends with three fellow Gryffindor students: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew. He also met Severus Snape, a Slytherin student with whom he became a bitter rival. During his seventh year, James was named Head Boy and began dating Lily Evans.

How did James Potter get the invisibility cloak?

The Potter family is very old, but it was never (until the birth of Harry James Potter) at the forefront of wizarding history, content with a solid and comfortable existence in the backwaters of history.

Potter is not an uncommon Muggle surname, and the family did not make the so-called “Holy Twenty-Eight” for this reason; the anonymous compiler of that supposedly definitive list of pure blood suspected that it had come from what he considered to be tainted blood. However, the Wizard Potter’s family had illustrious beginningssome of which were hinted at in Deathly Hallows.

In the muggle world, Potter is a professional surname, that is, a man who creates pottery. The Potter family of wizards descends from the 12th century wizard Linfred of Stinchcombe, a locally beloved and eccentric man, whose nickname, “Potterer”, was corrupted in time to become “Potter”. Linfred was a lazy and clueless fellow whose Muggle neighbors often called on his medical services.. None of them realized that Linfred’s wonderful cures for smallpox and plague were magical; everyone thought he was a harmless and lovable old man, hanging around his garden with all his funny plants. His reputation as a well-intentioned eccentric served Linfred well, as behind closed doors he was able to continue the series of experiments he had been carrying out. they laid the foundation for the Potter family fortune. Historians credit Linfred with the origin of a number of remedies that evolved into potions still in use today, including Skele-gro and Pepperup Potion. His sales of such cures to other witches and wizards enabled him to leave a significant amount of gold to each of her seven children when she died.Linfred’s eldest son, Hardwin married a beautiful young witch named Iolanthe Peverell., who came from the village of Godric’s Hollow. Was the granddaughter of Ignotus Peverell. In the absence of male heirs, she, the eldest of her generation, he had inherited the invisibility cloak from his grandfather. It was, Iolanthe explained to Hardwin, a tradition of hers in her family that possession of this cloak remained a secret, and her new husband respected her wishes. From that moment on, the mantle was passed on to the elders of each new generation.

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The Potters continued to marry their neighbors, occasionally Muggles, and live in the west of England, for several generations, each of them enriching the family coffers with their hard work and, it must be said, with the quiet wit that had characterized his ancestor, Linfred.

Occasionally a Potter made it as far as London, and a member of the family has twice sat on the Wizengamot: Ralston Potter, who was a member from 1612-1652, and who was a strong supporter of the Statute of Secrecy (instead of declaring the war on the muggles, as they wanted to make more militant members) and henry potter (Harry to his intimates), who was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served in the Wizengamot from 1913-1921. Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned the then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had prohibited the wizarding community from aiding Muggles in World War I. His outspokenness on behalf of the Muggle community was also a major contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the “Holy Twenty-Eight”.

Henry’s son was named Fleamont Potter. Fleamont was so named because it was Henry’s mother’s dying wish that she perpetuate her maiden name., which would otherwise become extinct. He carried the load remarkably well; in fact, he always attributed his dueling prowess to the number of times he had to fight people at Hogwarts after they had made fun of his name. It was Fleamont who took the family gold and quadrupled it, creating the magical Sleekeazy Hair Potion (‘two drops tames even the most annoying barnet’). He sold the company at a high profit when he retired, but no amount of riches could make up for his lack of children, neither him nor his wife Eufemia. They had given up hope of having a son or a daughter when, to his surprise and shock, EUphemia discovered that she was pregnant and that her beloved son, James, had been born.

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Fleamont and Euphemia lived long enough to see James marry a Muggle girl named Lily Evans., but not to meet his grandson, Harry. Dragonpox took them days apart, due to their advanced age, and JJames Potter inherited the invisibility cloak from Ignotus Peverell.

Which animagus was James Potter?

“Prongs” refers to James Potter’s Animagus form, a deer. Interestingly, he has the same shape as Harry’s Patronus. This is why Lupine was so agitated after the Quidditch match with Ravenclaw in an earlier chapter, recognizing it as James’s Animagus form. With the possible exception of Black, who had been present at a previous match and might have been able to watch this one, and perhaps the supposedly missing Scabbers (Pettigrew), no one else present could have understood the significance of the shape. Harry, busy catching the Snitch, is unable to see it for himself, thus losing the vital clue as to what James’s nickname refers to. In this chapter, we see Harry ask what his father’s Animagus form was, but Hermione inconveniently interrupts before we are given an answer. This is another example of the use of time and disorientation in which the author excels; although the question is not answered, somehow the fact that it was asked seems enough, given the flow of events.

Why did James Potter bother Snape?

All the evidence of James’s behavior points to it’s the result of at least a year of Snape being the first to be a bullyand that his goal was to nearly ruin that friend’s life with his actions, so I’d say it’s very much retaliation and kind of a self-righteous stereotype, “I’m the Gryffindor hero who’s here to kill the villain”, connotation of the house.

And it seems more like their relationship was a real tick-tock rivalry.

in the seven books there is overwhelming evidence that it was Snape who instigated the dispute with Jameswhile there is actually very little evidence that James was generally a bully, and more evidence that his actions in the ONE canon scene we have of him are retaliation to what he perceives to be the real bully: Snape.

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The main reason why people think james is a bully in general it comes from three placesof which only two are canonical:

His reaction to Snape on the train when Snape essentially insults him AND his father for being ‘muscled over smart’.

They watch the single scene in Snape’s Worst Memory and have let it color their judgment of the character despite there being a good reason for Snape not liking James, and the relative benignity of his actions in that scene.

A tweet JK made about “relentless stalking” which may refer to the one incident that is possibly ruthless, but doesn’t describe any other stalkers for which there is no evidence in the books.

This tweet isn’t canon to the books by virtue of JK messing up tweets before, but even if you took it as canon, JK ALSO gave a tweet saying Snape was a bully too.

Nevertheless, Snape was not an innocent victim of circumstance.: the books themselves give us evidence to the OPPOSITE.

How did James Potter save Snape’s life?


Sirius Black, a friend of Lupin and James Potter, told Snape how to disable Whomping Willow to gain access to the passage, intending it to be attacked by the transformed werewolf Lupin. James Potter, after learning of that, managed to stop Snape before upsetting Lupin but not before Snape discovered Lupin’s secret.

Who created the marauder’s map?

The Marauder’s Map was created by Remus Lupine (moony), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Padfoot) and James potter (Prongs) while attending Hogwarts.

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