His name is James. James Potter. And he was a Marauder.

And he will always be one of the bravest men in Harry Potter’s life (although he never really literally got to be part of it). Looking at him from the point-of-view of someone who looks at a man’s beginnings rather than his ending does not give his character any justice at all. Saying he had the air of one who was spoiled beyond relief and loved more than Severus Snape was does not shape the equally brave soldier who is James Potter.

He was an arrogant, bullying toerag for sure. And he paid the price by having one of his closest friends betray him to Voldemort. But for all his mistakes and his prejudices against Slytherins and Snivellus, you cannot call James Potter a douchebag without thinking twice. He loved Lily Evans, too— you can’t say Snape loved her more; you cannot measure love no matter what magical prowess you have. He loved his wife and son enough to have one of his last words as “Lily, take Harry and go! I’ll hold him off—” He was the first to die on that tragic Halloween night.

And after all that you saw of Severus Snape and what his past was and what he became to be in the future, how can you still judge a person by his mistakes and biases? How can you still call a man a douchebag when he died a husband, father, and Marauder?

Until the very end.


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    Thank you, this so much. I felt sorry for Snape as anyone would, but I can’t stand it when people suddenly turn around...
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