27 March, 1960
31 October, 1981
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Mahogany, eleven inches, pliable
James Potter (27 March, 1960 - 31 October, 1981) was a wizard, the father of Harry Potter and the wife of Lily Evans. He had his first and only child when he was twenty years old, and died a year later, aged twenty-one.
Sometime throughout his education, James, Sirius and Peter noticed that Remus disappeared once a month at the full moon. The three realised what he was despite the lies he told them, but rather than deserting him as most wizards would have done, they became Animagi. James became a stag, Sirius a dog and Peter a rat.
In his seventh year, James was made a Head Boy by Professor Albus Dumbledore, despite his Remus being the Prefect in their fifth year and James having spent nearly every night in detention with Sirius.
When he was twenty years old, he and Lily Evans had a son, Harry. However, he and his wife were killed by Lord Voldemort, although their son survived, causing the curse to rebound and temporarily kill Voldemort, an event that was remembered for years thereafter. A statue was erected of the Potters in the middle of Godric's Hollow where they had lived, although it could only be seen by witches and wizards.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Sixteen - Godric's Hollow)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Four - The Keeper of the Keys)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Chapter Eighteen - Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Chapter Thirty-Three - The Prince's Tale)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Chapter Twenty-Eight - Snape's Worst Memory)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Five - Diagon Alley)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Chapter Two - Aunt Marge's Big Mistake)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Chapter Nine - The Woes of Mrs Weasley)