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- "You are protected, in short, by your ability to love! The only protection that can possibly work against the lure of power like Voldemort's! In spite of all the temptation you have endured, all the suffering, you remain pure of heart, just as pure as you were at the age of eleven, when you stared into a mirror that reflected your heart's desire, and it showed you only the way to thwart Lord Voldemort, and not immortality or riches."
- —Albus Dumbledore[src]
Harry James Potter (b. 31 July, 1980) is the titular protagonist of the Harry Potter franchise. He was a British half-blood wizard, son of James and Lily Potter (nee Evans) and one of the most famous wizards of modern day and age, renowned for his defeat of the famous Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who first tried to kill him when he was an infant in an attempt to circumvent a prophecy made by Professor Sybill Trelawney.
Charlus Potter was a pure-blood wizard coming from an equally pure-blooded wizarding family. His family was extremely rich and as such they did not require well-paid professions. Dorea Black was born to Cygnus and Violetta Black (nee Bulstrode) in 1920, in the Noble House of Black. Her family was also reasonably well-off.
Charlus and Dorea met in school; Charlus was a Gryffindor, while Dorea was a Slytherin. The two fell in love and married shortly thereafter, although it was many more years until they had their first and only child, James Potter.
Lily Evans was the younger sister of Petunia Dursley (nee Evans); the two sisters were born to two Muggles, and indeed Petunia was non-magical. They grew up in Cokeworth, England, near Tobias Snape, Eileen Prince and their young wizard son Severus Snape.
Harry had extremely messy black hair, round glasses and extremely pale skin, traits he inherited from his father. He had bright-green, almond-shaped eyes, however, a trait he inherited from his mother and which others were quick to note.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Harry Potter series is, most obviously, named in tribute of him, he being the primary protagonist of the series.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows: Part 1
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- J. K. Rowling's Official Site
- J. K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 35 (Beyond the Veil)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 2 (The Vanishing Glass)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 12 (The Patronus)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 21 (Hermione's Secret)
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 7 (The Will of Albus Dumbledore)
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 4 (The Keeper of the Keys)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 37 (The Lost Prophecy)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 16 (A Very Frosty Christmas)
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 2000 Interview with J. K. Rowling
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Black Family Tree
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 33 (The Prince's Tale)
- ↑ 2005 Interview with MuggleNet and J. K. Rowling
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 28 (Snape's Worst Memory)