1. Opportunism is the conscious policy and practice of taking selfish advantage of circumstances, with little regard for principles. (Harry Potter)
2. Jealousy is a secondary emotion and typically refers to the negative thoughts and feelings of insecurity and fear. (Ron Weasley)
3. Egotism is characterized by an exaggerated estimate of one’s intellect, ability, importance, appearance, wit, or other valued personal characteristics. (Hermione Granger)
4. Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong. (Draco Malfoy)
James Potter being the first of the Marauders to realize that Remus is still their friend, as Sirius would be conflicted over his parents’ beliefs and Peter would be conflicted over fear.
James Potter sneaking down to the library at night beneath his invisibility cloak to do research on lycanthropy.
James Potter trying to act nonchalant but secretly fussing and worrying during the week leading up to the full moon.
James Potter convincing Madam Pomfrey to teach him first-aid so that he’ll always be prepared to help Remus after the full moon.
James Potter staying up on the night of the full moon (in the years before he was an Animagus) sitting on the marble staircase in the Entrance Hall so that he can be nearby in case something goes wrong.
James Potter being caught by Filch but surprisingly not getting in trouble when he is taken to Professor McGonagall’s office and instead being told that she will make an extreme exception and allow him to remain in the Entrance Hall, so long as he doesn’t go outside.
James Potter falling asleep in class the next morning but not being reprimanded by any of the professors.
James Potter making up wild stories when asked why Remus looks so fragile/injured. These stories range from Remus fighting off the giant squid to fighting off Voldemort himself.
James Potter hexing anyone who laughs at Remus’ scars.
James Potter keeping an extra stash of potions/herbs/medicines in his bag in case Remus ever needs them.
James Potter using the term ‘furry little problem’ in public.
James Potter yelling at Remus for two hours the first time Remus refuses to ask a girl out because he doesn’t want to hurt her.
James Potter secretly donating a large amount of money to charities that help werewolves.
James Potter spending hours learning how to become an Animagus, risking his health and a life in Azkaban in the process.
James Potter assuring Remus that being a Marauder is definitely more interesting than being a werewolf and honestly he doesn’t know why Remus gets so dramatic all the time.
James Potter willing to make an Unforgivable Vow to never tell anyone about Remus’ lycanthropy without his permission and though the vow never occurs, the mere suggestion of it shows Remus how far James is willing to go to keep the secret.
James Potter doing all of the above in secret while also spending a majority of his time getting the top marks in the class, running around with the other Marauders and causing mayhem and mischief, playing Quidditch, worrying about growing up in a world where war is right outside the Hogwarts’ boundaries, forming a crush on Lily, having a few other crushes and heartbreaks along the way, and going through the turmoils that any other teenager goes through.
But most of all…James Potter being a three-dimensional character who certainly has flaws but also has great moments, like when he supports someone who is like a brother to him, thus proving that he’s not a one-dimensional jerk.
Artist Rob Gonsalves was born in Toronto, Canada in 1959. During his childhood, he developed an interest in drawing from imagination using various media. By age twelve, his awareness of architecture grew as he learned perspective techniques and began to do his first paintings and renderings of imagined buildings.
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