Remus Lupin facts


Remus Lupin was very fond of Lily but he did not compete with James for her.


Remus Lupin is one of JKR’s favourite characters.


Remus Lupin was killed off to remove the last of Harry’s father figures & also to create a parallel between Harry’s life and Teddy Lupin’s.

JKR has stated that Remus Lupin’s failing is he likes to be liked.

JKR has said that Remus Lupin is a symbol of the consequences of prejudice and segregation.

Remus Lupin is the kind of teacher JKR wishes she had while she was a student.

David Thewlis has said that Alfonso Cuaron, Prisoner of Azkaban director, told him to portray Remus Lupin as a gay junkie.


According to StarDate Online’s Moon Phase Calculator, Remus Lupin’s birth date (10 March, 1960), fell on a full moon.

The Marauders Map write their names in this order: Remus Lupin, Peter, Sirius & James. This, when reversed, is the order in which they die


Remus Lupin originally survived the Battle; however, since JKR spared Arthur from the death, Lupin was killed in compensation.


The words Remus Lupin can be rearranged to Primus Lune, meaning full moon, the time when werewolves transform.


“Lupin” is derived from “lupus”, Latin for “wolf”. Lupin thus means “wolf-like” in Latin.

The name “Remus” comes from the legendary brothers who fought to the death over the control of Rome, having been raised by wolves.


Teddy, Remus Lupin’s son, was raised by his maternal grandmother, but he spent significant time with the Potters & the Weasleys.


Remus Lupin was killed by Dolohov.


Remus Lupin was not included in the plan to keep the Potters safe, though he was aware that they used the Fidelius Charm.


Sirius Black had come to distrust Remus Lupin since James & Lily started hiding, suspecting that he might be a spy for the other side.


Remus Lupin failed to find employment following his education because of his affliction as a werewolf.


Remus Lupin was bitten by the werewolf Fenrir Greyback, after his father insulted Greyback.


Remus John Lupin (10 March, 1960 – 2 May, 1998), also known as Moony, was a half-blood wizard, affected with lycanthropy.


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