If you think Severus Snape is better than James potter, you need to sort out your life. Also, fight me.
ALSO: Lucius (7th year) takes Severus (1st year) under his wing, meaning Snape winds up spending time with his gf Narcissa, too. Narcissa grows quite fond of the young boy who she learns has a similar home life to hers (read: subpar fathers) and she sees how he's getting bullied and tells him not to worry, all those kids are beneath him. She does her best, just like her bf, to help him out, with one exception: she catches on to his crush on Lily and promises not to tell Lucius.