Sirius Black

July 2, 2007 | Filed Under Characters 

When Hagrid delivers 16 month old Harry Potter to his Aunt & Uncle, the Dursely’s, he’s riding Sirius Black’s motorbike. Sirius Black is James and Lily Potter’s dearest friend, and Harry’s Godfather. The magical world soon learns Black betrayed Lily and James to Lord Voldemort, leading to their death. He’s also responsible for the death of good friend Peter Pettigrew and a dozen Muggles.

About Sirius Black

Sirius Black’s family disowns him when he doesn’t follow in their footsteps and practice dark magic.

Sirius is the only member of his family not sorted into the House of Slytherin.

Sirius left home at the age of sixteen to live with James Potter.

Sirius’ cousin is Bellatrix Lestrange, a known Death Eater.

Sirius Black’s brother Regulus was a Death Eater who was killed by Lord Voldemort.

Sirius Black’s best friends at Hogwarts are James Potter, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew.

Though gifted students, Black and Potter are pranksters and sometimes even bullies while students at Hogwarts.

Sirius Black can turn into a dog.

Sirius escapes from Azkaban during Harry’s third year at Hogwarts.

Harry Potter learns Sirius didn’t betray his parents or murder anyone. Peter Pettigrew is responsible for all the deaths, and in fact, Pettigrew is alive and living as Ron Weasley’s pet rat Scabbers.

Harry Potter and Hermione Granger rescue Sirius Black from the dreaded Dementor’s Kiss, and helps him escape on the hippogriff Buckbeak.

After a year on the run, Black returned to his childhood home, turning it into the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix.

Helped battle Death Eaters at the Department of Ministries and is eventually killed by his cousin Bellatrix Lestrange.


30 Responses to “Sirius Black”

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  1. valentine on July 8th, 2007 11:58 pm

    I love black and lupin. i think there the coolest caracters in the book.

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  3. Danny on July 9th, 2007 12:43 am

    I bet Regulas Black (Sirius’s Brother) is R.A.B. In OotP while cleaning the house they find a locket that they can’t open. I bet that is the horcrux. I also rekon Harry will make kreacher go get it for him. Kreacher would have an idea where it is. Because he would take stuff from the house and hide it. Because Harry is kreachers master, kreacher cannot deny his request.

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  5. Mckayla on July 9th, 2007 1:54 am

    OMG. i think you’re right about the locket in the house they found while they were cleaning!

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  7. KT on July 9th, 2007 5:57 pm

    i seriously think that too! if only they had said what his middle name was in the book …

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  9. georgia on July 10th, 2007 10:40 am

    i also think that R.A.B is Regulus Black.i hadn thought about the locket but seems a good guess. But is still Harry the master of Kreacher?isn’t he working for Hogwarts now?

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  11. GRACE on July 11th, 2007 5:51 am


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  13. MJ on July 12th, 2007 4:55 pm

    if you think about it, the interactions between snape and black and james are closely related to harry ron and malfoy. another reason was prably that he was just a slytherin.

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  15. cheesecake on July 14th, 2007 4:34 am

    harry is still master of kreacher. only when he gives kreacher item of clothing will hp not be master.

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  17. Stephanie on July 14th, 2007 5:33 am

    I totally love Sirius, he rocks!

    I just wish he could of stuck around a bit longer :(


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  19. katie on July 14th, 2007 2:28 pm

    from what i read in HP and the order of the pheonix (book 5) it sounds as tho the younger sirius black is HOT!!!! omg omg omg with the hair n everything and yeah i totally agree with MJ that the realasionship between harry,ron, and draco are exactly like james,sirius and snape except harry’s personality is a tad more like his mothers (lily) because it sounds as tho james was a tad mean to snape and harry just doesn’t have the heart to do that to draco mabye he thinks about doing it but he wouldn’t.

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  21. HP Maniac on July 15th, 2007 12:26 pm


    Like most of the people on this webiste i was certain that regulas black was R.A.B. However according to the black family tree, (above link), Siruis brother died when he was 18 years old and would of had to be a extremly powerful wizard to fine a horcrux at that mere age, although i know harry i attempting that feet in book 7. Also when is the Harry potter series set becasue in the tree it says Draco malfoy was born in 1980 and so book 7 must take place in 1997-1998. I never knew this or is the tree contradicting Jk Rowling? also u can see that a Charlus potter appears in the family tree and had 1 son. Could this have possibly been James? and is harry related to Sirius as more than a Godfather. Also this would mean he is related to the Malfoys and Bellatrix Lastrange. This couls support the belief that Harry and Voldemort are actually related. Please tell me what u think of this.

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  23. Patrick on July 15th, 2007 8:51 pm

    I’m not sure that R.A.B is Regulus black because on the black family tree i found on the net (cant remember the site) it says that Regulus black died when he was 18, which incidentally was 1 year before harry was born. I dont think regulus could have been important enough to be a high ranked death eater when he was 18 for voldemort to have entrusted him with a Horcrux. I also think that he was to young to stumble across the Locket by chance because it was so well guarded. I think the family tree does throw up a few shocks. i’m glad to have found it because when i was reading the book and watching the film OOTP there was never a clear view of it. I’m going to search for the tree again now.

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  25. Patrick on July 15th, 2007 8:57 pm


    this is the link, however it is only part of the full one becasue this is the original drawn by JKR. It does however raise some interestin facts. what are your opinions?

    Also i never knew that Harry potter was set in the early 1990’s.

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  27. Erica on July 17th, 2007 1:56 pm

    I am not exactly sure that R.A.B is Regulus. I did just see the Order of the Phoenix and in all of the Harry Potter movies, the relationship/bond between Harry and Sirius is not portrayed nearly as well as it should be.

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  29. pothead on July 18th, 2007 9:16 am

    its not Regulus…..

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  31. marshy on July 18th, 2007 5:14 pm

    i also think regulus is RAB the locket supports this and also voldemort had regulus killed for treachery. also i dont think that sirius is dead as the body was never found and the cover for deathly hallows is hp rw and hg falling out of and archway maybe this is the other side of the archway that sirius fell through in the ministry and he survived also jk did not write which curse hit him maybe it was a stunning curse and sirius could not get back through

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  33. Heyyall on July 19th, 2007 9:06 pm

    sirius is probably one of the coolest characters. Surprisingly he wasn’t sorted in slytherin because usually the family stays in the same house

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  35. Alex on July 19th, 2007 11:23 pm

    yo guys, Serius isnt dead. He’s just trapped under the veil. Hes going to come back in the 7th book.

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  37. Niharika on July 20th, 2007 4:59 am

    when both Sirius Black & Dumbledore die, they are said to fall back slowly in a graceful arch. The Avada Kedavra curse has been used on both of them, and as per the description of death by that curse, people just slump & die (Lily, James, the muggle caretaker of the Riddle house, the spider (in HBP), Cedric).
    So there seems to be some significance to that particular death- meaning they have not really died. Maybe they are alive in some way.

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  39. Cohan Kembrey on July 20th, 2007 8:24 am

    Sirus black is my second favourite character as therefore snap is my favourite but i rhink sirus should not of died and kept his promise to harry and be a proper family when it was all over.

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  41. Bufster3 on July 20th, 2007 1:28 pm

    Sirius is my very favorite character in all of literature. I don’t agree with taking away every single adult loved one in Harry’s life. It’s a cheap way to get emotion out of readers. It’s the exact crappy plot device used by Sylvester Stallone in all of those terrible “Rocky” sequals.

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  43. Bufster3 on July 20th, 2007 1:31 pm

    Regarding the locket, I suspect that Mundugus may have stolen it and sold it. Remember when Harry caught him with all that stolen property of Sirius’ in Hogsmeade?

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  45. pothead on July 21st, 2007 9:32 am

    i dont think he is coming back. why? because JK told us that he DIED for a reason…duh!

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  47. WOW(no spoiler) on July 21st, 2007 9:54 am

    The first chapter of HPDH is sooo amazing. Happy ready!

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  49. fan on July 22nd, 2007 3:06 am

    snap crackle pop ….rice krispies!

    harry will kill every one and he will be all alone and singing the rice krispies song.

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  51. achuthan haridas on July 22nd, 2007 3:07 pm

    i luv sirius…hes fantastic..but i did not get the curse that killed him….bellatrix did it but was not clear..
    but i think he might return..

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  53. Lucy on July 22nd, 2007 4:14 pm

    Hi Mckayla WOW how did u no that?????

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  55. Lucy on July 22nd, 2007 4:15 pm

    Oi Cohan Kembrey u arent very good at spelling who is snap?? Do u mean Snape??

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  57. Djafe on July 22nd, 2007 5:30 pm

    I think Harry will see Sirius in picture and they will talk. R.A.B. isn`t Regelus because is that fact logic.
    R.A.B. is inical of Deathly Hallows (3 persons). What do you think?

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  59. Djafe on July 24th, 2007 3:49 pm

    He, Lupin and Mad-Eye Moddy are best characters.

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