48. Is there anything in particular that would ignite your character’s jealousy? Or does your character not get envious?
I’m gonna get nitpicky here w/this specific question and point out that jealousy and envy are two different things. jealousy is that sense of feeling that someone else is taking what’s yours, whereas envy is wanting something someone else has that you don’t already. They can go hand-in-hand/the differences between them can be blurred especially if someone perceives that one someone else has ought to be theirs even if it never was. Like envy is an inward sort of feeling while jealousy is directed at someone else who is seen as taking something away from them.
anyway, point is i think remus is often envious of a lot of things, but rarely does he get jealous. he feels shitty about all the things he doesn’t have sometimes, like money or a better position in society, a chance to have a NORMAL life; he envies people who have that but he’s not jealous of them. He doesn’t hate them or want to hurt them because they have something he doesn’t, he just wishes he could have what they have too. not instead of, y’know?
the closest he gets in canon to feeling jealousy is over tonks w/sirius. tonks mentions that sirius is still attractive even after azkaban and this upsets remus and he makes some comment that he supposes tonks has fallen for him ( sirius ) and the “[sirius] always got the women”. in this case he’s a little of both; he’s envious of sirius’s ability to even have relationships if he wanted them, but he’s also jealous of sirius bc tonks finds him attractive and at this point he’s got feelings for tonks himself already so there is this sense of feeling like sirius is a threat and could take away something that could be remus’s…assuming he ever allowed himself to be with her anyway.
but most of the time he doesn’t get jealous bc he doesn’t perceive much to be his to get worried about losing. tonks is a special case because they’d gotten close, and ( in my headcanon that i have as an integral part of my portrayal of remus ) even going so far as having slept with one another or at the very least gotten very close to having done so. in that case he has definitely fallen into the trap he never thought he would where he does on some level ( tho not in a gross possessive sort of way ) see tonks as something that is his. a relationship with her is his to have. so it pains him and scares him to hear that someone else could have the ability to take that away from him when he’s never felt about someone the way he feels about tonks.