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Created on 2012-08-10 05:37:34 (#1701723), last updated 2012-08-10 (266 weeks ago)

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Sirius Black
From Wikipedia: Sirius is the last heir of the House of Black, a once notable pure-blood Wizarding family. His parents, Orion and Walburga Black, were both Blacks by birth and second cousins. Sirius had a younger brother, Regulus, and three older cousins: Bellatrix Lestrange, Andromeda Tonks (his favourite cousin and mother of Nymphadora Tonks), and Narcissa Malfoy (mother of Draco Malfoy). "Sirius" is a traditional Black family name, recurring in at least three generations and following a family tradition of naming children after stars and constellations. Sirius's early life proved unhappy; he had come to hate most of his relatives, in particular his mother. He rejected his family's pure-blood elitism and reverence for the Dark Arts. At Hogwarts, the Black family were all sorted into Slytherin, where as Sirius was placed in Gryffindor.

By contrast, he greatly enjoyed life at Hogwarts, where he was inseparable from his best friend, James Potter. Sirius and James were immensely popular and known for their exceptionally good looks. Students liked his biting humour, and teachers respected his intelligence, though not his behaviour. His popularity was not universal, as a mutual hatred sprang up between James and Severus Snape. Sirius actively supported James, leading to Snape bestowing an equal and lifelong loathing of Sirius. Sirius and James often went out of their way to bully Snape, whom they despised for his great interest in the Dark Arts. They also became best friends with another student, Remus Lupin, whom they later discovered was a werewolf. To support Lupin, Sirius, James, and another friend, Peter Pettigrew, secretly (and illegally) became Animagi, which allowed them to safely accompany Lupin during his transformations and keep him under control. After mastering Animagery, Sirius's form took the shape of a huge black dog, from which his nickname Padfoot was derived.

Sirius left home at the age of sixteen and took refuge with James and his parents. His outraged mother burned his name off the family tree. Sirius's Uncle Alphard left him a large inheritance, causing Walburga to also remove Alphard's name. He was left financially independent by his uncle's generous bequest. After leaving school, Sirius fought against Voldemort, eventually joining the Order of the Phoenix. He remained close friends with James and eventually attended James and Lily's wedding as best man. When their son, Harry, was born, James and Lily named Sirius Harry's godfather.

When the Potters became aware that their son was Voldemort's specific target, Albus Dumbledore advised them to go into hiding using the Fidelius Charm, a highly complex spell allowing a secret to be concealed within another person (the "Secret Keeper"). Because they trusted Sirius beyond any of their other friends, James and Lily wanted him to be their Secret Keeper. Sirius, however, worried that Voldemort would immediately suspect him of being the Potters' Secret Keeper and would target him; so he convinced the Potters to reassign Pettigrew as their Keeper because he never believed Voldemort would ever suspect a “weak, talentless thing” like Pettigrew. Eventually, James and Lily were betrayed by Pettigrew and murdered by Voldemort.

Sirius then tracked down Pettigrew, determined to kill him in vengeance. However, Pettigrew outwitted him: confronted by Sirius on a city street, he created an explosion, faking his own death (leaving a severed finger behind as evidence) and killing twelve Muggles in the process. Sirius was arrested, accused of murdering Pettigrew and the muggles and of serving Voldemort. He spent the next twelve years in the prison, brooding over his friends' deaths and obsessing over Pettigrew's betrayal. Sirius states that unlike most other Azkaban prisoners (who often went insane during their terms of imprisonment), he was able to keep his sanity because he knew he was innocent.

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Sirius entered [community profile] etrelibre in Harry Potter Book 5, The Order of the Phoenix right before he goes through the veil. Because of this, he is suspended on the island and unable to leave because he's arrived right before he meets his death. Sirius was 36 when he arrives on the island and he now manages the bar on the resort.

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The character of Sirius Black is the propery of JK ROWLING and belongs to the copyrighted world of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. This journal is for roleplaying purposes only. No profit is made from this. All Harry Potter characters, references and concepts belong to JK ROWLING. Sirius is portrayed by Colin Farrell, who belongs to himself.

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