Do you ever think about how when Ron’s wand broke 2nd year, just using spell-o-tape wasn’t enough to fix it. It kept backfiring in ways that were really bad, like making himself eat slugs, or kinda just. being defective in general.

Hagrid’s wand was snapped his 3rd year. But he still uses it, disguised as an umbrella. And it works.

Like we know Ollivander didn’t fix it, since he was surprised to hear Hagrid had the pieces. Not to mention since Hagrid was expelled, it would be extremely illegal to fix it. Hogwarts works as a groundskeeper, and lives in a one room wooden hut that he made himself. He’s not going to have the money to ribe someone to fix it, and then there’s also the fact that because of his heritage, even if he could bribe someone to fix it, they probably wouldn’t. And sure, Dumbledore probably knows that Hagrid fixed his wand, there’s a certain level of deniability there. He wouldn’t have actually gotten involved with the wand mending process. Especially when Hagrid was just accused of killing a student.

So that means Hagrid would have put his wand back together himself.

The 3rd year transfiguration examination was to turn a teapot into a tortoise. Only inanimate objects into animals. Part of the reason animagi are so rare is because they’re human to animal transformations. The first time we meet Hagrid, he gives Dudley a tail, and correctly animates the boat he and Harry are on. Silently.

Harry and co. didn’t even attempt to learn silent casting until 6th year. Anything Hagrid learned after 3rd year would have been self taught.

Hagrid is one powerful wizard and holy shit combined with his resistance to magic with his giant heritage forget McGonagall holy shit Hagrid is terrifying


But apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew and, of course, your father, Harry, James Potter. Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her, I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth. And they didn’t desert me at all. Instead they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.

Transfiguration Class
  • McGonagall: now class, what is the difference between an animagus and a werewolf?
  • Sirius: *raises hand*
  • McGongall: yes Mr. Black?
  • Sirius: an animagus has better hair
  • Remus: *raises hand* well werewolves are taller
  • Remus: generally speaking
  • Sirius: *raises hand* WELL animagi have better bodies!
  • James: *raises hand* I second that and I also second that they have better hair
  • Remus: *raises hand* well werewolves don't have the time or energy to style their hair for 20 minutes, particularly around the full moon!
  • Peter: *raises hand* plus, werewolves don't sing obnoxiously in the shower
  • Class: ......
  • Sirius: animagi are sexier
  • James: yeah!
  • McGonagall: .....while I appreciate the compliments, those were not the answers I was looking for
1025. The Marauders' nicknames were pranks on each other. When James first transformed, he had stubby, velvet covered horns and Sirius fell over himself laughing, because "shouldn't there be, whatcha call 'em, prongs on those antlers or something." Sirius earned Padfoot because he was the most graceless, half-grown puppy ever the first few times he transformed, and did not "pad" so much as "crash" everywhere. Peter became wormtail half because he had a deathly fear of worms "you gotta face your fears, Peter. Be a Gryffindor!" and half because the first time he transformed, he scared himself thinking his tail was a worm, and the other boys would not let it go. Moony needs no explanation.

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The Marauders: Three Things Each

James Potter
•Mother hen to e v e r y o n e. It doesn’t matter if you’re his best friend or some random person who fell in the hallway, James Potter is now your mum and you can’t do anything about it
•somehow knows exactly what everyone in the Gryffindor house’s favorite food is and gets the house elves to serve it every year on their birthday without fail
•a mommas boy both to his actual mother (she tucked him in every time he was home without fail) and to McGonagall, who he’d have tea with occasionally to talk about quidditch, transfiguration, and his friends (including lily). These talks were a big reason why the boys were able to figure out how to become Animagi

Sirius Black
-loves being touched? From having his hair stroked to lying with his head in remus’ lap to throwing an arm around James after a big game. Because his family never gave him that kind of affection, so he sucks it all in when he can
-an actual romantic? Like Jily’s biggest fan, secretly reads love poems and has a huge stash under his bed, every Gryffindor guy went to him for relationship advice at least once, plans out the best dates kind of sappy romantic
-the embodiment of a puppy. He was the first one to start a snowball fight, the last one out of the water at the beach, the instigator of every pillow fight. He was always willing to hang out with the younger boys because usually they were more willing to light things on fire or create a mess than older ones

Remus Lupin
•always had chocolate. Always. All the girls knew to ask him for some if they got cramps in the middle of class. No one knew where he got it from. He never got packages of it in the mail and whenever there was a hogsmeade weekend he didn’t buy anything at honeydukes. Truly a mystery
•only wore clothes if they were soft. Also he didn’t care whose they were. Known to steal James’ flannel pajama bottoms, peter’s huge sweaters, Sirius’ silk socks that he got imported from some foreign country, and Lily’s best scarves. All at once. The layer king and also a babe
•always ready to fight. Sirius steals a piece of bacon at breakfast? Remus cusses him out. James hits him with a snowball before Herbology? Remus literally buries him under a large pile of snow that had been on the branches of the tree James was under. Someone calls lily a mudblood in the hallway? Remus hexes them so many times they end up in the hospital wing, unrecognizable and throwing up goldfish

Peter Pettigrew
•dj for every party. Had the best records, and people would have competitions over whether or not they could request a song he already had. It only happened once, and the song was an American folk song from the 1800’s that Lily had requested
•always the perfect temperature. Cool in the summer and warm in winter. This may not seem like such a big deal but really having someone around that’s always warm in winter is a 10/10 life win everyone would be cuddled up to peter like he was living furnace
•could be counted on for anything. Always had notes done, even for classes he didn’t take somehow. Ask him to remind you to do something and he would. Ask him for a shortcut because you’re running late and he’ll lead you to the portrait of the man eating grapes that the staircase to the fourth floor is behind. Most reliable friend ever which is why Lily and James chose him for secret keeper

Bonus: the marauders in general
•in love with life. Had the loudest laughs, the brightest smiles, the biggest tears. Lived everything to the fullest and without regret
•the bravest boys. would do anything for what they thought was right. Threw themselves into the fight against Voldemort before experiencing any of the world because if they didn’t, there would be no world to experience
•loved without fear. It didn’t matter who you were, once one of them loved you, you were in and they were all going to protect you. And it didn’t take much to create their love usually, just being a decent person seemed to do it. Were always loved in return, because how could you not?

  • Remus: I still can't believe you all became Animagi for me.
  • James: Believe it, Remus. We're here for y- Sirius...?
  • Sirius: Mmmf- wat?
  • James: Er... should you be eating that?
  • Sirius: ...hmm?
  • Remus: Well, isn't your animagus a dog? ...Doesn't chocolate kill dogs?
  • Sirius: .....
  • *drops chocolate frog in shock*
  • James: *vague panic* I'm sure it'll be fine-
  • Sirius: AM I GOING TO DIE?
  • James: Oh here we go-
  • Sirius: REMUS, AM I GOING TO DIE??
  • Remus: I really don't think you're going to DIE, Sirius-
  • Sirius: THE ROOM
  • James: I shouldn't have even said anything-
  • Sirius: IT'S SPINNING
  • Remus: Sirius, you're overreacting-
  • James: You're facing the wall, Sirius-
  • *Lies down on the floor*
  • Remus: ...
  • James: ...
  • Sirius: *not moving*
  • Remus: Should we -
  • James: Just leave him, we won't get any sleep tonight if we don't.
In honour of Minnie’s birthday
  • She taught 3 generations of Potters as far as we know, that alone requires some kind of strength
  • She’s one of the most badass women I know
  • She loved Marauders to bits, tough love included
  • She felt closest to Sirius. She never had children, Sirius never had a family until he was 16 years old, they kind of completed each other.
  • Sirius never forgot how she looked out for him, even though he acted all cool, Minnie please, he appreciated her. He never got the chance to tell her that.
  • She knew Remus’ condition, never changed how she looked at the brilliantly genius but damaged boy. It wasn’t his fault.
  • She saw the wit Peter had when no one else did, she felt protective of the little boy.
  • She may or may not have helped the boys become animagi. She’ll deny that to anyone who asks.
  • Minerva never forgot when she heard the news. She didn’t believe Sirius would sell James and Lily. I know Black, he’d never– Dumbledore however was convinced, she never stopped doubting.
  • She wanted to see Sirius before he was put in Azkaban, request denied.
  • She helped Remus with the funeral, she was his anchor.
  • She tried to keep an eye on Remus as much as she could on full moons.
  • She lost a part of her soul during the First Wizarding War, never recovered from that.
  • She was one of the few people that could say no to Dumbledore
  • She tried to stop him from giving Harry to Dursleys, I’m prepared to bet my life that she would have raised him as her own
  • She almost fainted when she saw Harry for the first time in Hogwarts. He was an exact copy of James Potter, well except for the eyes, he had Lily’s eyes.
  • Her eyes welled up when Harry was put in Gryffindor, James would have been proud
  • Don’t get me wrong Minerva didn’t cry too often, she just drifted away when it came to her Marauders
  • When Fred Weasley was killed, she felt like there was nothing left inside of her. No one touched her students, but yet again they did.
  • When she saw Remus lying on the floor right next to Tonks, she fell on her knees and whispered “Tell them I miss them Mr. Lupin, give them a hug for me” No one heard.
  • She was the first to scream when Hagrid came back with Harry’s body. No, no, not again, please no.
  • She was the first to reach to her wand to fight, when there was nothing left to do.
  • Because she was a fighter, that was what she did best.
  • Funeral after funeral, each one was harder than the other and she never stopped loving and fighting.
  • She loved and she fought. Hard.
  • Happy birthday Minerva, you brave and beautiful woman.
ANIMAGI by J.K. Rowling

from  Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

An Animagus is a witch or wizard who can transform at will into an animal. While in their animal form, they retain most of their ability to think as a human, their own sense of identity and their memories. They will also retain normal human life expectancy, even if they take their animal form for long periods of time. However, feelings and emotions are simplified and they will have many animal desires, feeding off whatever their animal body craves, rather than demanding human food.

It is immensely difficult to change oneself into an Animagus and the process, which is complex and time-consuming, can go dramatically wrong. As a result, it is believed that fewer than one in a thousand witches or wizards are Animagi.

An Animagus has a great potential advantage in the spheres of espionage and crime. For this reason, an Animagus Registry exists on which all Animagi are expected to log their personal details and the precise appearance of their transformed self. It is usually the case that distinctive markings or disabilities belonging to the human body will transfer to the animal self. Failure to enter oneself onto the Registry may result in a stretch in Azkaban.

When the process of becoming an Animagus goes wrong, it often goes seriously wrong. Impatience with the long and complicated process is generally at the root of such disasters, which usually take the form of horrible half-human, half-animal mutations. There is no known cure for such mistakes and those who make them are often forced to live out their days in their pitiable condition, being unable to become fully animal or fully human.

Talent in both Transfiguration and Potions is necessary to become an Animagus. No responsibility can be taken for any physical or mental problems resulting from following these instructions.

  1. For the space of one entire month (from full moon to full moon), a single leaf from a Mandrake must be carried constantly in the mouth. The leaf must not be swallowed or taken out of the mouth at any point. If the leaf is removed from the mouth, the process must be started again.
  2. Remove the leaf at the full moon and place it, steeped in your saliva, in a small crystal phial that receives the pure rays of the moon (if the night is cloudy, you will have to find a new Mandrake leaf and begin the whole process again). To the moon-struck crystal phial, add one of your own hairs, a silver teaspoon of dew collected from a place that neither sunlight nor human feet have touched for a full seven days, and the chrysalis of a Death’s-head Hawk Moth. Put this mixture in a quiet, dark place and do not look at it or otherwise disturb it until the next electrical storm.
  3. While waiting for the storm, the following procedure should be followed at sunrise and sundown. The tip of the wand should be placed over the heart and the following incantation spoken: ‘Amato Animo Animato Animagus.’
  4. The wait for a storm may take weeks, months or even years. During this time, the crystal phial should remain completely undisturbed and untouched by sunlight. Contamination by sunlight gives rise to the worst mutations. Resist the temptation to look at your potion until lightning occurs. If you continue to repeat your incantation at sunrise and sunset there will come a time when, with the touch of the wand-tip to the chest, a second heartbeat may be sensed, sometimes more powerful than the first, sometimes less so. Nothing should be changed. The incantation should be uttered without fail at the correct times, never omitting a single occasion.
  5. Immediately upon the appearance of lightning in the sky, proceed directly to the place where your crystal phial is hidden. If you have followed all the preceding steps correctly, you will discover a mouthful of blood-red potion inside it.
  6. It is essential to move, at once, to a large, secure place where your transformation cannot cause alarm or place you in physical danger. Place your wand-tip against your heart, speak the incantation ‘Amato Animo Animato Animagus,’ and then drink the potion.
  7. If all has gone correctly, you will feel a fiery pain and an intense double heartbeat. Into your mind will come the shape of the creature into which you are shortly to transform. You must show no fear. It is too late, now, to escape the change you have willed.
  8. The first transformation is usually uncomfortable and frightening. Clothing and items such as glasses or jewellery meld to the skin and become one with fur, scales or spikes. Do not resist and do not panic or the animal mind may gain the ascendancy and you could do something foolish, such as try to escape through a window or charge a wall.
  9. When your transformation is complete you should find yourself physically comfortable. You are strongly advised to pick up your wand at once, and hide it in a place of safekeeping, where you will be able to find it when you regain a human form.
  10. To return to a human form, visualise your human self as clearly as you can. This should be sufficient, but do not panic if the transformation does not occur immediately. With practice, you will be able to slip in and out of your animal form at will, simply by visualising the creature. Advanced Animagi can transform without wands.

Generally wizards prefer to have their clothes Transfigure with them, to escape the embarrassment of reappearing naked. However, it is possible to leave clothes behind if one wishes to give the impression of having gone for a bath or something similar. The longer a witch or wizard has been an Animagus, the better they will become at choosing the precise form of their transformations.

The animal into which one turns, if an Animagus, seems always to be that which becomes the Patronus. There is no known instance of the Animagus form changing to match the Patronus if the latter changes, but the Animagus who can also produce a Patronus is highly unusual and no study has ever been done on sufficient numbers to draw firm conclusions.

It’s second year when the three boys finally realize that Remus is only gone around the full moon.

They confront him about it after winter holidays and suddenly Remus is being plied with chocolate after every full moon.

It’s Sirius who relentlessly researches. Partly because he knows he can’t trust anything his parents have told him, and partly because its Remus and Sirius can’t bear to see him in pain. There has to be a way to help.

It’s almost thanksgiving when a Ravenclaw, intensely ambitious, asks McGonagall about animagus transformations.

“Very dangerous, should only be attempted by those who know exactly what they’re doing and have considerable experience.” Might as well have been an invitation to try for the boys.

They might have given up after a couple of weeks when it became apparent that it was a lot more work than anticipated. BUt a quiet voice belonging to one Peter Pettigrew had boosted their efforts justa week in with his quiet realization 

“Wait, James, Sirius, can animagi get lycanthropy?”

It was almost spring when McGonagall walked in on the three boys in an empty classroom, trying to figure out how exactly one might keep a leaf in their mouths for an entire month.

She raised her eyebrows at them and walked out. If anyone could do it, it would be them and she’d be damned if she deprived that Lupin boy of any comfort.

The fact that a note appeared in front of James at breakfast the next day suggesting a light sticking charm had nothing to do with her at all. 

And when a note appeared in front of her in a similar fashion, the fall of the boy’s fourth year, simply saying We did it, thank you. In James Potter’s handwriting, McGonagall was in no way at all holding back tears.

About 20 years later a big black dog follows the deputy headmistress to the headmaster’s office.

Where there was a dog only moments before, stood a man, looking older than he should have, but alive and free due to the fact that he had loved that scarred boy so many years ago and still did.


“For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends… I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth…and they didn’t desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.”

listen all i want is a marauder era tv series written by jk rowling like she’s proven to us that she can write screenplays so why not and it would be so great like the first season could be beginning of 5th year and the central theme would be how things in the wizarding world are getting bleaker and tensions are escalating and it could focus on lily and snape’s tense friendship and how they’re falling out and how he’s getting more and more involved in the dark arts and then it could also center around sirius’ home life and how it’s getting worse and then the marauders’ attempts to become animagi and towards the end of the year (the last few episodes of the season) their success. there would also be a focus on james and lily’s relationship and the animosity. the season finale would be snape’s worst memory and would end with all of them going back home for the summer. season 2 would begin back at hogwarts for their sixth year. the season would mainly focus on escalating tensions because of blood purity. we would see james growing up as a result of the changing world around him and just getting older. he and lily would start talking and by the end of the season be friends. we’d also see sirius’ rocky relationship with lily and how he doesn’t really like her too much because of her relationship with james the prior 5 years. halfway through the season would be the incident where sirius tricks snape into going after remus on a full moon and much of the season would be fallout from that. as a result of losing the marauders’ friendship sirius would slowly develop a level of friendship with lily. the season would also put a lot of emphasis on lily’s friendship with the girls in her dorm. the rise of the death eaters/evidence of students joining them would be a subplot. the season would end with the marauders reconciling and the students ending their 6th year. season 3 would begin during the summer before 7th year and would focus a lot on james and sirius and lily. in the first episode sirius would be shown running away from home and coming to stay with the potters and we’d get to learn about the work mr. and mrs. potter are doing for the order of the phoenix, which is a group that we would know very little about at the moment. we would also see lily in the muggle world and hear muggle explanations for what is going on. we would see both james and lily receiving news of being head boy/girl. they’d also meet at hogsmeade and there would be some cute banter and the viewers would be able to see how both james and lily have romantic feelings for one another, although they aren’t very developed yet and lily is in denial while james is trying to repress his. the third-ish episode would be everyone going back to hogwarts. although the last season was dark, this season would be even darker. it would focus on the influence of voldemort and the death eaters on the school and how lily and james must deal with this as heads. it would also largely focus on their budding romance although they do not acknowledge the fact and lily is still very much in denial. literally everyone in the school knows it’s bound to happen and people take bets on it etc as a way to lighten the atmosphere in the face of impending war. sirius and lily are now very good friends. over winter break (about half way through the season), one of the gryffindors in their year’s family is murdered, casting a very dark mood upon the second half of the season. there is a big fight against a group of slytherins that have decided to join the death eaters upon graduation in the hallway and either lily/james is sent to the hospital wing. tensions are at a peak. lily and james get together ¾ of the way through the season. the season ends with graduation and the marauders/lily & her friends being inducted into the order of the phoenix. season 4 starts in the middle of the war, maybe a year after the marauders have graduated hogwarts. we get flashbacks showing order of the phoenix training. the viewers see peter pettigrew acting strange. the season mainly focuses on the marauders’ friendship being tested by war and various missions as well as lily and james and their relationship. as the season goes on, people become more & more suspicious of remus despite the fact that there is nothing to be suspicious of. the season ends with lily telling james she’s pregnant. season 5 opens with snape telling voldemort about the prophecy and the potters having to go into hiding. we see tensions between james and lily as james hates the idea of being cooped up and lily is scared. however, they resolve things. harry is born. there is a larger gap between episodes as the second half of the season spans the whole first year of harry’s life plus a few months after. after harry’s birth, peter pettigrew is made secret keeper. the episode before the series finale is the day of the potter’s death. they’re getting ready for halloween. voldemort is finalizing his plans. we see peter tell him where the potters are staying. the episode ends with the murder of james and lily and defeat of voldemort. the series finale opens with celebration across england as people believe the threat has passed. we see sirius and hagrid at godric’s hollow and see sirius give hagrid his motorbike. sirius then goes searching for peter pettigrew, finds him, and attempts to kill him. he is arrested by the ministry of magic. the series ends with dumbledore placing a baby harry on the doorstep of the dursley’s.

1013. Scabbers had a habit of turning back into a human at night to roam around. The reason Fred and George never suspected why Ron slept with a man named Peter Pettigrew was because Scabbers was rarely with Ron at Hogwarts. He usually just scampered all around the school grounds, so if the twins saw a Peter Pettigrew on the Map, it was mostly always far from Ron and they ignored him assuming it was some random student.

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“Now, my three friends could hardly fail to notice that I disappeared once a month. I made up all sorts of stories. I told them that my mother was ill, and that I had to go home to see her… I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they worked out the truth… and they didn’t desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi.“

1078. Sirius told James he was in love with Remus in their third year. It was a full moon and they weren't animagi yet so they sat in the Common Room worried sick. Sirius took it harder than anyone. He was a bloody mess and yelled at everyone around him. After a lot of screaming he went into a panic attack and calmed down only after James held him and breathed with him. Than he just blurted it out. He regretted it immediately but James just held him tighter and promised him everything would be alright.

AU where Harry’s animagus is a bunny and he attracts a ton of rabbits that like to follow him around, and Tom is pissed because he knows exactly what those rabbits want.

So he (maybe) hunts them in snake animagus form with Nagini.

Harry is suspicious about where all his bunny friends went, but he has no proof and Tom prefers to keep it that way.

don’t ask where I’ve been