The Marauders was a group of four students all from Gryffindor who went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They where known for breaking the rules, and mischief making. The members of The Marauders where:
Each of the members could transform one way or another. Remus was a werewolf, while the other three was unregistered Animagi. They became Animagi in order to help Remus feel like he could fit in more they took nicknames that where closely linked to there transformations, the transformations they took where and the nicknames they had:
- James - Stag - Prongs
- Sirius - Large Dog - Padfoot
- Peter - Rat - Wormtail
- Remus - Werewolf - Moony
Whenever Remus needed to transform, he was sent to the Shrieking Shack, where he couldn't hurt anyone. Peter would transform into a rat in order to help the rest of the group past the Whomping Willow. The group during their last years, created the Marauders Map, this map is seen in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was a map that showed where people was in Hogwarts once the incantation was spoken. The counter spell had to be said when you had finished otherwise anyone could read it. If you didn't say the right incantation, the map would insult you.
When the Marauders finished school they all joined the Order of the Phoenix to fight against the Dark Lord. While in the Order, one of their members was influenced by Voldemort, and he turned James, and his wife's location in to the Dark Lord. This member was Peter Pettigrew. When Sirius found out about this act he went to confront him, and Peter created an explosion, killing 12 muggles, and took his own finger off, in order to frame Sirius and get away.
All of the Marauders are now dead. They died in the following manners:
- James - killed by Voldemort
- Sirius - killed by Bellatrix Lestrange
- Peter - killed by his own hand
- Remus - Killed by Antonin Dolohov