Sirius Black

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Name: Sirius Black
Occupation: fugitive, Order member
Title/Rank: Gryffindor House
Location: Azkaban Fortress (North Sea)
Twelve Grimmauld Place (London, Britain)
Status: pure-blood; deceased
Relationships: Harry Potter (godson)
James Potter (best friend)
Remus Lupin (friend)
Peter Pettigrew (friend)
Regulus Black (brother)
Fandom: Harry Potter
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Sirius Black is a character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.


Sirius Black was born to a pure-blood family, his partents, Walburga and Orion Black were firm believers in blood status and tradition. When Sirius was sorted into Gryffindor and became best friends with James Potter and the other Marauders he quickly became an outcast of his family. After School he joined the Order of the Phoenix.

When James and Lily Evans got pregnant they made him Harry Potter's godfather.

Sirius was falsely accused of murder and was sent to Azkaban where he spent the next 12 years until his escape in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He later rejoined the Order of the Phoenix

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Sirius was killed by his cousin Bellatrix Lestrange


Sirius Black is a very popluar character in the Harry Potter Fandom. Sirius-centric fanworks are often set in the Marauders era, while he was a student at Hogwarts, as well as post-graduation. Stories set after his escape from Azkaban as also popular, especially the Remus/Sirius "Lie Low at Lupin's" trope. Following Sirius's death in Order of the Phoenix, "Bring Back Black" fics, including fix-its and denialfic, were extremely popular.

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"Sirius Black taking his O.W.L.s" by Marta. Illustration of a 15- or 16-year-old Sirius based on a scene from Order of the Phoenix.

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • Deny Thy Father by LupinsLittleSister. The story of how Sirius Black came to leave home. PG-13, Gen; sequels are Remus/Sirius.
  • Text talk by merlywhirls. Sirius is in boarding school, Remus is in hospital, and they don't know each other until Sirius texts the wrong number. Remus/Sirius
  • Harry Potter and the Ten Years of All Hallow’s Eve by TheRogueHungtress. What if Lily and Snape reconciled before she died? What if both Sirius and Severus were Harry's Godfathers? And what if both were chosen to look after baby Harry once his parents had been murdered? Teen and up audiences Sirius/Severus
  • Force Balance by ignipes (2005). They live happily ever after. Sirius is nerdy about magical physics. G, Remus/Sirius
  • The Dog Pound by appalachian_fireflies (2016). Collar, Remus thought suddenly. “Have you checked the Muggle pound?” T, Remus/Sirius


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