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Pairing: Remus Lupin/Nymphadora Tonks
Alternative name(s): S.S. Wotcher Wolvie[1]
Gender category: het
Fandom: Harry Potter
Canonical?: yes
Prevalence: common
Archives: (also H/G and R/Hr)
Temptation (defunct, Wayback)
A Little More Love... (defunct, Wayback)
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Remus/Tonks is a pairing in Harry Potter fandom, popular after the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and confirmed as canon after Half-Blood Prince.

Photographs by reallycorking - fanart of Remus, Tonks, and their son, Teddy.


The early one-shot fanfic A Test of Wills, or Flirting for the Social Inept by HRHBunbury, published July 2003,[2] has been credited for much of the pre-Half-Blood Prince support for the pairing. One fan writes that it "probably kicked off the Remus/Tonks ship."[3]


The fan reaction to Remus/Tonks in canon was quite varied. While many Remus/Sirius shippers were upset that Remus ended up with someone other than Sirius, others didn't see necessarily see Remus/Tonks as contradiction Remus/Sirius. On the other hand, while most Remus/Tonks shippers were thrilled to see the pairing become canon, other disliked the way it was handled.[4] There was also much debate on the appropriateness of Tonks' behavior throughout the book, and particularly on her confrontation of Remus right after Dumbledore's death.[5] However, there were elements of a minor Ship War between Remus/Tonks and Remus/Sirius shippers and many essays were written on the topic.[6]

External Links


  1. FictionAlley Park. SCUSA Master Ship List and Ship Registry Submissions. Updated 24 April 2011. (Accessed 12 May 2011.)
  2. FictionAlley. Stories for HRHBunbury. (Accessed 12 May 2011.)
  3. sarafinapekkala. Untitled comment on What are the classics of Harry Potter fanfiction?. 29 March 2004. (Accessed 12 May 2011.)
  4. jazzypom. My problems with the Lupin/Tonks ship. 26 August 2005.
  5. sparkly_stuff. What Would Dumbledore Say? 25 November 2005. (Accessed 12 May 2011.)
  6. moonlitwoods. Remus/Sirius v. Remus/Tonks in Canon: Contrast and Compare. 25 June 2006. (Accessed 12 May 2011.)