|Name:||Remus John Lupin|
|Occupation:||Order member, ex-Hogwarts professor|
|Location:|| Hogwarts (Britain)|
number twelve, Grimmauld Place (London, Britain)
|Status:||half-blood, werewolf; deceased|
|Relationships:|| Nymphadora Tonks (wife)|
Teddy Lupin (son)
|Other:||born 10 March 1960, died 2 May 1998|
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Lupin is introduced in Prisoner of Azkaban as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor for the year. It is later revealed that he had been best friends with James Potter, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew when they had attended Hogwarts together, and that he is a werewolf.
Favored time periods include his Hogwarts years, First War, the period of time between James and Lily's deaths, his year as a professor at Hogwarts, Second War, and Post-war (which can sometimes mean afterlife stories).
Many fic tend to focus on him removing himself from the Wizarding World in hopes of making a better living that way, or trying to find a way to afford Wolfsbane Potion.
Fanon ideas & speculation
Some fans have used the idea that Remus inherited a small cottage from his folks, and still lives there on occasion, though it is often small and/or rundown. Usually this is the home he grew up in, and many fans have placed it somewhere in or near Wales.
Another popular theory was that Remus may have been Harry's father. Before the revelation that his middle name was John, some guessed the J might stand for James, and believed that somehow he was Harry's father, or that he and the true Remus had switched places the night of the attack, and he was now stuck in Remus's body. This theory became so widespread that it was debunked by J. K. Rowling in the FAQs of her official website in late 2004. Others have suggested Remus was Harry's true father all along, unknown to James.
Chocolate is another focus of fans. Some suggest that he always carries around a bar of chocolate with him, not for help with dementors, but because he loves it.
- A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma by McKay (scribbulus_ink) at idol_reflection
- Remus Lupin tag at hp_essays
Remus is most frequently paired with Sirius Black, both during their Hogwarts years and after his return from Azkaban (Lie Low at Lupin's). See Remus/Sirius. Sometimes called Puppies or Wolfstar by fans of the pair.
Remus/Lily is also common, usually taking place before Lily Evans got involved with James Potter, though not always. It is also common for Remus to harbour unrequited feelings for Lily, or feelings he never acted on due to James.
Threesomes & Moresomes
Example Fan Art
Fansites & Archives:
- Werewolf Registry, a Remus fansite, message board, and archive (defunct)
- The Full Moony, a Remus fansite, message board, and archive (defunct)
- Remus-Lupin.Net, a character shrine and fanlisting
- Wolfsbane, a Remus-centric archive part of Sycophant Hex that later merged with Lumos
- Pervy Werewolf, a community for porny stories about Remus Lupin whether het or slash, formerly located on Livejournal before strikethrough, now located exclusively at Insanejournal. Runs a yearly fest in May to celebrate Remus called The Lusty Month of May.
- remus_lupin, a general Remus Lupin community
- lupin_daily, a general Remus Lupin community
- remus_centric, a community for Remus-centric fic and art
- cardigangsters, a community dedicated to "Remus Lupin's Cardigan"
- lupin100, a drabble community
- Lupin Big Bang (2009-2010), a big bang challenge
- Remus News, a newsletter community
Other Groups & Communities:
- Remus Lupin fanworks at the Archive of Our Own
- Remus Lupin stories at FanFiction.Net
- Remus Lupin stories at FictionAlley
- Remus Lupin tag at HP_Fanworks
- Remus Lupin at Harry Potter Wiki
- Lupin, Remus at Harry Potter Lexicon
- Remus Lupin at Pottermore Wiki
- Remus Lupin at Urban Dictionary
- J.K.Rowling Official Site. 10 March 2004. Archived at the Harry Potter Lexicon: Guide to jkrowling.com - Brithdays. (Accessed 23 February 2011.)
- J.K.Rowling Official Site. Section: F.A.Q.. "[Q:] Did James and Lupin switch bodies before James was killed? [A:] An ingenious theory, but no; James would never have saved himself and left his wife and son to die." (Archived 11 October 2004 by the Wayback Machine.)