uhhm sure! but that is sorta big question, anon! what do you need to know?? also i am ALWAYS into the marauders in fact i need to follow more marauders blogs
here are?? what i think the basics are as follows but it’s??? 75% my headcanons i admit
moony / remus lupin: fights in both first wizarding war and second. his lycanthropy is what makes the marauders decide to be the marauders in order to support remus. the pranks they pull are all fun and good, but the decision to become unregistered animagi for him (break the law for him!!!) is what makes the marauders. they are his first friends ever anywhere (at least consistently) bc he moved around as a kit and never expected to have a normal life. my headcanons traits: bookish, kind, self deprecating, sarcastic as fuck, tolerant
wormtail / peter pettigrew : his animagus is a rat, thus the unfortunate nickname. similar to remus, he wasn’t really expecting to make friends at hogwarts and certainly not with boys like james and sirius. felt like the odd one out bc they didn’t exactly break the law for him, did they? how does he know he really belongs? ends up betraying james and lily in the first war out of fear and possibly/likely under the threat of bodily harm. headcanon traits: nervous, quiet, eager for approval, determined, very empathetic and tries to use how in tune he is w others to cheer them up, etc
padfoot / sirius black : i expect you know more about him considering his presence in the novels. soo let’s talk about young sirius and the marauders. sirius comes from a pureblood family that is Noble and Ancient but never fits in, the sorting had confirms this by sorting him into gryffindor when the rest of his family is slytherins (the ones who got disowned like andromeda). so he makes a new family, a better family that treats him like no one in his own family ever has - with kindness, respect, and forgiveness. so of course he breaks the law the keep that family going. of course he does. headcanon traits: mercurial, impulsive, uses jokes as a defense mechanism, emotionally driven, sees the world w black and white morals, excrutiatingly dramatic
prongs / james potter : stag animagus (thus the stag patronus too, which his son inherits). prankster, leader, wild but less of a loose canon that sirius and more of a showman than anything. he’s dedicated to his beliefs and actually i think in a lot of ways while james might have had some growing up to do in hogwarts, by the time the pressure of war was really at the brink, he was well more mature than the rest of the marauders besides perhaps remus (who was never allowed a childhood). i also headcanon james w the only truly healthy family relationship outside of the marauders, so his experiences serve as the model for good friendships etc. headcanon traits: actually quite clever, kind of a dork, overly excitable, makes an ass of himself when he’s trying to be impressive, he is always trying to be impressive, loving, loud
oh, also, they’re all super queer and poc.