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Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore About Remus Lupin

List RulesVote up the most interesting lore about the best Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Hogwarts ever had.

Remus Lupin made an immediate impression on the students of Hogwarts as well as the readers when he first appeared in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Despite being one of the more popular characters there is still a lot about Lupin that wasn't fleshed out on the page or in the movies. These fans and J.K. Rowling herself have helped shed more light on the professor.

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    He Was Bitten By A Werewolf On His Fifth Birthday

    From Redditor u/dangerouslycheesey94 via WizardingWorld.com:

    Shortly before Remus Lupin's fifth birthday, as he slept peacefully in his bed, Fenrir Greyback forced open the boy's window and attacked him. Lyall reached the bedroom in time to save his son's life, driving Greyback out of the house with a number of powerful curses. However, henceforth, Remus would be a full-fledged werewolf.

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    He Spent Years As A Child Being Taken To Different Healers To Fix Him

    From Redditor u/gohankr:

    He spend six years without any friends and going from healers to healers, 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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    Voldemort's First Defeat Left Lupin Incredibly Lonely And With All His Friends Gone

    From Redditor u/dangerouslycheesey94 via WizardingWorld.com:

    [Rowling said] The downfall of Voldemort, such a source of jubilation to the rest of the wizarding community, marked the beginning of a long stretch of loneliness and unhappiness for Remus. He had lost his three close friends and, with the Order disbanded, his previous comrades returned to busy lives with families. His mother was now dead, and while Lyall, his father, was always delighted to see his son, Remus refused to endanger his father's peaceful existence by returning to live with him.

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    Lupin Lived In Poverty After School

    From Redditor u/gohankr via HarryPotter.fandom.com:

    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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