Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore About The Lupin Family

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Vote up the most interesting lore details about Remus, Tonks, and their son Teddy.

The Lupin family plays an integral part in Harry's upbringing and the fight during the Second Wizarding War. Remus and Tonks fought and died at the Battle of Hogwarts leaving their son Teddy to be raised by his grandmother. These Redditors are pointing out details that readers and viewers may not have known about the family.


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    Lupin Lived In Poverty Before Teaching At Hogwarts

    From Redditor u/gohankr:

    By the early 1990s, Lupin was living in poverty, in a tumbledown, semi-derelict cottage in Yorkshire. Albus Dumbledore tracked Lupin down in the summer of 1993, and offered him the post of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts.

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    Nearly The Entire Tonks Family Was Killed In A Few Months

    From Redditor u/watamuforever:

    I'm re-reading Deathly Hallows and realized that Andromeda Tonks lost almost her entire family within a few months. Her husband Ted was killed by snatchers, and then shortly after Tonks and Lupin die in the Battle of Hogwarts - and if she had any feeling left for Bellatrix, then she lost a sister too. Imagine how heart-breaking that must have been to be caring for your baby grandson, while grieving the loss of almost your entire family too.

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    Tonks Was Killed By Bellatrix And Lupin By Antonin Dolohov At The Battle Of Hogwarts

    From Redditor u/lupinlove:

    Bellatrix killed Tonks, but Remus died at the hands of Antonin Dolohov. Which is even more frustrating, because in the beginning of Deathly Hallows, Dolohov was one of the Death Eaters that found the Trio in the cafe. Ron asks if they should kill him, because he'd have killed them, but they instead to decide to erase his memory. They could have taken care of him then, and perhaps saved a few lives later.

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    Lupin Spent Six Years Traveling To Healers Trying To Be Cured Of Lycanthropy

    From Redditor u/gohankr:

    He spent the next six years without any friends and going from healer to healer, just to have some kind of cure. Think of a child, unaware of what was done to him and completely isolated from everyone else.

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    Teddy Was A Hufflepuff And Head Boy When He Attended Hogwarts

    From Redditor u/Redshift2k5:

    [Teddy] goes to Hogwarts in 2007, get sorted it Hufflepuff, becomes Head Boy.

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    Teddy Was Raised By His Grandmother After Lupin And Tonks' Deaths

    From Redditor u/Uppercasecat:

    He is raised by his grandmother, Andromeda Tonks. He spends enough time with his godfather and family that James Potter calls him "our Teddy." In the epilogue he's snogging Victoire (Bill and Fleur's daughter).