Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore About Sirius Black

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Harry's godfather Sirius Black didn't have an easy life after his best friend was killed and he was framed for the murder and sent to Azkaban. These Redditors are pointing out a number of other details about Black's hard life that fans may not have caught.


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    Sirius Turned 21 The Day After He Was Sent To Azkaban

    From Redditor u/Ash3070:

    To add on, JK Rowling later revealed that Sirius's 21st birthday would've been the day after he was sent to Azkaban. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your best friend who's practically your adopted brother since you ran away and his wife were murdered by your other best friend leaving your last best friend assuming your guilt. Have fun in prison!

    9 votes
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    Sirius And James Bullied More Than Just Snape

    From Redditor u/bootkiller:

    Snape was always their main target but it is implied in the books he wasn't the only one targeted by Sirius and James.

    8 votes
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    He Is Socially Stunted Because Of How Long He Spent In Azkaban Isolation

    From Redditor u/DefconDelta88:

    His social interaction effectively ends at 22, and he spends such a long time in Azkaban that by the time he manages to escape and begins forming a bond with Harry, you can really clearly see how stunted his social development really is, and he is more or less aware of that. I think there's a desperate need to rekindle some semblance of his past friendships so he can feel connected to the world around him, but there are undeniable changes that are difficult to cope with. Remus is the only old friend he has left, and Remus is even more aware of Sirius's awkward mental state, so there's always that disconnect.

    6 votes
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    His Dog Form Helped Him Escape Azkaban

    From Redditor u/SiriuslyySirius:

    He got skinny enough to go through cell bars in his dog form, and that way Dementors couldn't recognize him.

    6 votes
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    He Spent Years Able To Escape But Stayed Because He Thought He Deserved To Be There

    From Redditor u/SICRA14:

    He didn't do it earlier because he felt he deserved to be there, but when he saw that Pettigrew was alive he felt he had to find and kill him.

    6 votes
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    He Was Treated Worse By His Family After Being Sorted To Gryffindor

    From Redditor u/chocfrogaddict:

    He spent his childhood being treated like crap for being different from his family, especially after being sorted into Gryffindor, lost the only family he has when he was 21 and spent the next 13 years in jail for a murder he didn't commit.

    5 votes