Sirius Black

Sirius Black is a fictional character from the Harry Potter Universe, making his first mentioned appearance in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. He first appeared in person in the third book.

Sirius Black III
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Sirius Black as played by Gary Oldman.
AffiliationsOrder of the Phoenix

[edit] Background

Sirius Black is a rough, shaggy looking man, with dark eyes. He is the best friend of James Potter and is the godfather to Harry. In school he was in a group called the Marauder, which consisted of him, James, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew. James,Sirius, and Peter) learned to be Animagi when they were in school, and weren't registered. Sirius became a big shaggy dog, named Padfoot. When they were done with school, Sirius joined the Order of the Phoenix with James. But one day,the Potters became aware that Voldemort was going to come after them because of a prophecy told of their son, Harry. So, the Potters made Sirius their Secret Keeper, but at the last minute, Sirius insisted on Pettigrew to be it. Pettigrew betrayed them, and both James and Lily died, yet Harry survived. Sirius wanted to get his revenge on Pettigrew, so one day, he tried to kill him in a street full of Muggles. Pettigrew looked as though he blew himself up, and he cut off a finger to make it seem like he died. Sirius was sent off to Azkaban, and waited to escape.

[edit] History

In the third book, Sirius escaped Azkaban by transforming and running past the Dementors when they opened the door to bring him food. When he left, he swam all the way to land and made his way to Hogwarts, where Pettigrew was. The escape was heard all around the country, and the Ministry thought they were going after Harry. Sirius got to Hogwarts, and he tried to get into the Gryffindor Dormitory, but the Fat Lady denied him, so he slashed her portrait. He fled, and made another attempt at Pettigrew. Hermione's cat brought passwords to the dormitory on a piece of paper, which was left by Neville Longbottom so he wouldn't forget them. Sirius got into the dorm, and he tried to kill Pettigrew, but Ron shouted and he was forced to leave again. Sirius then made an appearance after Harry, Ron and Hermione were going back up to the castle, beforeBuckbeaks execution. He jumped on Ron, and dragged him into the Whomping Willow into the Shrieking Shack. When Harry and Hermione got there, they found him. He wanted to kill Peter right there, but Lupin came in and made him explain the story. After that, Snape came in to ruin it, but Harry, Ron and Hermione used three stunning spells to knock him out. They gathered everyone up, and they went back to the school, to prove Black's innocence. But Lupin transformed, Peter escaped, and Dementors came to ruin to party. After everyone was in the hospital wing, Harry and Hermione went back into time and saved Buckbeak. They went to save Sirius from the Dementors Kiss, and he left on Buckbeak. In the fourth book, Sirius went into hiding. He was in the south until Harry wrote to him about his scar hurting, and decided to come back north. He kept writing periodically to Harry, and during the time of their first Hogsmead visit, he told them to bring food and meet him in a cave. He guided them to it, and they found that he was living off rats. He helped Harry and talked to him throughout the rest of the book, and even revealed himself to Mrs. Weasley at the end of it. In the fifth book, Sirius helped the newly reformed Order of the Phoenix and let them use his house Number Twelve Grimauld Place as a hideout. This was all he could do since he wasn't allowed to be outside anymore. When they were going back to the Hogwarts Express Sirius decided to shift into a dog and accompany them. Lucius Malfoy noticed him, and knew it was Sirius.

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