Remus – Twin brother of Romulus (founder of Rome). The King sent the two twin babies out to a river and tried to drown them, but a female wolf, instead of killing them, nursed them after finding the two boys. He was killed by Romulus.
Lupin – “Lupus” is the Latin derivative for “wolf.” Canis Lupus is the scientific name for wolf. To be described as “lupine” means to “resemble a wolf.”
As always, I freaking love Lupin. He does so much for everyone, but never really asks for anything in return. I’m not gonna lie, when he tries to come with the trio during Deathly Hallows, I got pretty angry at him, but in a way I kind of understand where he was coming from.
Okay, so Lupin’s name is awesome on several levels. First of all, this:
And then there’s the MuggleNet stuff. I think it’s really cool the whole Romulus and Remus being raised by a wolf, obviously there’s a connection there because Lupin was bitten when he was really young. I wonder, if Remus the founder was killed by his twin brother, who would Romulus be in Harry Potter? Fenrir Greyback is the werewolf who turned him into a werewolf, but when Harry sees Lupin in the Great Hall after the battle, he is described as looking peaceful, so no werewolf attack there…unless Fenrir used Avada Kedavra. (It’s speculated that Dolohov killed him using his special purple curse, but who knows?) Obviously, the whole Lupin thing = werewolf.
In all honesty, I think Remus’ condition is what brought and kept the Marauders together. It forced Remus to open up to them, and when they were indifferent about it, he knew he could trust them. And then they went through the whole process of becoming Animagi for him so they could help him during his transformations. Such good friends. (By the way, I’m mostly thinking of James and Sirius now, not at all about Pettigrew.)
Can I just say, that I absolutely love Remus and Tonks together? Oh my goodness, they are so adorable. I don’t even know why. But the whole scene in the beginning of the 6th book I believe when Tonks casts her Patronus and Harry thinks it’s actually Sirius but really it’s Lupin. SO CUTE <3 and this moment killed me during the movie because I knew what was coming (I literally had to stop reading when I read about Tonks and Lupin’s deaths)
But I think it was made up for a little bit with the whole Harry seeing him with the Resurrection Stone and that moment was just too perfect. Gah too many feels. I must stop now.
When Lupin helps teach Harry to fight Dementors, I don’t know, I just loved it. Lupin was yet another father figure for Harry, but of course, could not be a father to his own son. Harry kind of…ignores Lupin’s guidance once he finds Sirius, which I guess I can understand a little bit, but we all know that Lupin is the level-headed one, and Sirius is much more like Harry.
For some odd reason, I love that Lupin explains what Dementors are and what they do. Maybe it’s because Lupin is so calm and collected and to hear him explain something so scary is, well, almost more intimidating because he’s scared, yet comforting because you know he can deal with them? I don’t know if that actually made sense.
Okay, so, this picture below. This sort of angers me and yet part of me agrees with it. But mostly angers. Harry left Ginny because of that, yes, but Lupin in a way did the same. He knew that if he stayed with Tonks and Teddy that they would be ostracized. He was trying to save them, without realizing that the one thing they needed was him to be there. I completely get that he wanted to protect them, but I feel like by leaving them he let them down, until he went back that is. But, I can completely understand him not wanting to curse his child’s life with something that had destroyed so much of his own life. And plus, the whole time before war actually breaks out, Lupin is underground with other werewolves trying to figure out where their allegiance is and stuff. And oh my goodness, when he finally lets himself be happy with Tonks it made me so happy and then they got married! AH! But then he left…but he went back which is really the important part.
One last round of feels before the end:
“You are determined to hate him [Snape], Harry. And I understand; with James as your father, with Sirius as your godfather, you have inherited an old prejudice. By all means tell Dumbledore what you have told Arthur and me, but do not expect him to share your view of the matter; do not even expect him to be surprised by what you tell him. It might have been on Dumbledore’s orders that Severus questioned Draco.”
“Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my ‘furry little problem’ in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved rabbit.”
“There’s nothing you can do, Harry…nothing…He’s gone.”
“I am sorry too,” said Lupin. “Sorry I will never know him…but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life.”