Teddy Lupin

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Name: Edward[1] Remus "Teddy" Lupin
Occupation: wizard
Relationships: Remus Lupin (father)
Nymphadora Tonks (mother)
Harry Potter (godfather)
Victoire Weasley (girlfriend)
Fandom: Harry Potter
Other: born April 1998[2]
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Teddy Lupin is the son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks and is Harry Potter's godson. He was born shortly before the Battle of Hogwarts, making him 19 in the epilogue and the oldest of the nextgen kids.

Teddy is a Metamorphagus, like his mother. Though Rowling stated in an interview that he is not a werewolf,[3] some fanworks portray him as inheriting certain wolfish characteristics from his father.

Rowling confirmed in a 2015 tweet that Teddy was sorted into Hufflepuff and became Head Boy at Hogwarts.[4]


There isn't much known about Teddy but there are a few things on which a large part of the Harry Potter fandom agrees on:

Teddy is very close to the Potters and Weasleys, he was most likely raised by his grandmother Andromeda Tonks or to a lesser extent by his godfather Harry. If Teddy isn't raised by Harry he still spends a lot of time at the Potters and has a great relationship with Harry as well as with Harry's children who see Teddy as their older sibling (except when he is shipped with one of them), he is undoubtedly a part of the Potter family.

The idea of Teddy being genderfluid is also often explored. He is a Metamorphagus and has the ability to change his body at will, so he can look how he feels at a certain day no matter if it's male, female or something in between. His family and Hogwarts are most of the time very supportive of him.

Teddy is often portrayed with blue or pink hair. Blue originated from the Daily Prophet article "Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final" that was once posted on Pottermore and mentions Teddy Lupin with bright blue hair,[5] and pink is because his mother usually had pink hair.

Common Tropes, Themes & Storylines

  • Dad!Harry - Harry raises Teddy
  • Genderfluid!Teddy
  • Hogwarts - Teddys experiences at Hogwarts
  • Time travel - Either Teddy and his friends/family go back in time to meet his parents or the marauders or the marauders accidently go forward in time and meet him


The most popular Teddy ships pair him with Victoire Weasley, which is semi-canonical per the epilogue, or James Sirius Potter. Teddy is also commonly paired with a variety of other characters.

Popular Teddy pairings include:

Example Fanworks


  • Like a Real Family by Queenie_Mab. Harry thought he had all he wanted in life, raising Teddy and being the parent he's always wanted to be, until he experiences what life with a partner could be like. Now if only Draco wasn't straight.
  • The Hidden Side by gracerene. Twenty years ago today, James Sirius Potter was born into this world. Four years, two months, and six days later, somebody took him.
  • Teddy Lupin and the Fifth Tower by Drakey. Luke Restimen's fourth year at Hogwarts begins with exciting news: there's going to be a dueling tournament! But there are strange rumors about the hosting school, and Teddy is determined to get to the bottom of them.
  • Teddy Lupin and the Forest Guard by FernWithy. As he begins his Hogwarts life, he finds connections to his past that he never suspected... and manages a bit of mischief as well!



Art Gallery

Teddy-centric Communities

  • teddy_fest (LJ & DW) - a fest dedicated to Teddy Remus Lupin
  • allthings_teddy (LJ) - a community for fic, art, graphics and discussion about Teddy Lupin
  • t_r_lupin (LJ) - a community for fics and artwork focusing on Teddy R. Lupin
  • teddy_bared (LJ) - a community devoted solely to the NextGen Harry Potter character Teddy Lupin

Pairing Communities



  1. ^ Pottermore. Remus Lupin: New from J.K. Rowling (see also Pottermore wiki). (Accessed 05 May 2014.)
  2. ^ Harry Potter Lexicon. Lupin, Ted "Teddy" Remus. (Accessed 02 July 2011.)
  3. ^ Accio Quote!. Bloomsbury Live Chat with J.K. Rowling. 30 July 2007. (Accessed 02 July 2011.)
  4. ^ @jk_rowling on Twitter, 01 September 2015: "Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody's surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed." (link), following the earlier tweet: "I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts" (link).
  5. ^ Harry Potter Wiki (accessed 17 Janurary 2018)