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Old July 30th, 2003, 9:18 am
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What about Siris

What prompted the question was that I don't recall it mentioning Siris' house either but, given the family tree explanined in book 5 I would think Slytherin. And I was wondering, given the current relationship between those two houses, how a Slytherin and a Gryffindor would have been best freinds.


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Old July 30th, 2003, 9:56 am
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What prompted the question was that I don't recall it mentioning Siris' house either but, given
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the family tree explanined in book 5
I would think Slytherin. And I was wondering, given the current relationship between those two houses, how a Slytherin and a Gryffindor would have been best freinds.
You're not made to go to one house just because your family members were in that house. It doesn't work that way.

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Old July 30th, 2003, 10:07 am
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I don't see how you could possibly interpret what I said "given the family tree expalined in the book" as a SPOILER. It gives away nothing. If anyting it is a TEASER.

I realize that you don't have to go to a house because your family did. I was just wondering what house Siris was in - if we're ever told - because S seems to "natural" place for him to have been put.


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Old July 30th, 2003, 11:27 am
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No it doesn't! He's as brash and reckless as any good Gryffindor!

And, yes, that was a spoiler. You gave away the fact that
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Sirius has a family consisting of Slytherinesque characters
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Old July 30th, 2003, 11:38 am
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I could not possible disagree with you more. I gave away nothing. That was not a spoiler. The only fact it gave away was that somewhere in the book his family tree is revealed and it they a not nice people. I think, perhaps, you should review the definition of spoiler.


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Old July 30th, 2003, 6:01 pm
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I think that given that your house is displayed on your school robes, that during the Snape's memory scene,if any of the "Marauder's" had been in another house, that Harry would have noticed and wondered about it.


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Old August 1st, 2003, 12:15 pm
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all four of the maurauders were in griffindor.


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Old August 3rd, 2003, 3:37 am
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I think that if all fours were in Gryffindor, JKR would have specifically stated that all of the marauders were in Gryffindor. But since she didn't, I think it is safe to assume that they weren't. Or maybe some of them were and others were in different houses. I think that it is very probable that Sirius was a Slytherin. He could have been an exception to the rule that all Slytherins were bad. And even though he was a Slytherin, the other marauders overlooked this fact and still befriended him because he was a good person.


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Old August 3rd, 2003, 7:54 am
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I believe that James, Sirius and Peter were all in Gryffindor and Remus was in Ravenclaw.


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Old August 3rd, 2003, 8:17 am
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Hm, not sure... But it says he was a seeker for Gryffindor House somewhere. So, obviously... He was in Gryffindor...
Actually, no where in the books does it say that James was in Gryffindor or that he was a seeker. In the movie, James is a seeker, but I think JKR once said in aninterview that he was a chaser.

The books never mention the houses of the marauders.


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Old August 6th, 2003, 11:36 am
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Well, I didn't see this thread, so I went and created a new one. This is what I said:

We know James Potter was a Gryffindor. But is it ever mentioned what houses Lupin, Sirius, and Peter belonged to?

Judging by Sirius' family, he likely would have been in Slytherin. The timid Peter strikes me as a Hufflepuff, and the intelligent Lupin would, of course, have been a Ravenclaw.


Also, remember the Sorting Hat urging the Hogwarts students to overcome the split between the houses and work together?

If Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs were one representative from each house, perhaps that's a nod to something that will need to happen in the future. A banding together of the best wizards from each house.

Harry would of course represent Gryffindor, but who would be from Hufflepuff, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw?

My guess for Slytherin would be none other than Draco Malfoy.

What, though, would cause Draco to team up with his worst enemy? Well...

We know that Voldemort has no tolerance for those who fail him, and that Draco's father is one of Voldemort's Death Eaters. Perhaps, if Voldemort grew angry with Lucius Malfoy and killed him...


Anyway, that's one of my predictions for the future.


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Old August 6th, 2003, 1:03 pm
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they never said that everyone who went bad was slythren, but most of them. it's so unnatural to to think so , not realastic, see cho's friend for example, every one in every place can go bad. wormtail, being a griffindor for one


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Old August 6th, 2003, 1:05 pm
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c'mon now! how whould they notice hupin's odd absence if they were in different houses! I'm just dead sure they were all in Gryffindor


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Old August 6th, 2003, 1:16 pm
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James, Sirius, and Lupin all had to be from the same house, because Dumbledore made Lupin a Prefect so he could keep James and SIrius in line (not sure if Lupin was supposed to keep Peter in line, so possible he was from another house). Prefects do not have control over those in other houses, so if they weren't all in the same house, Dumbldore couldn't have made Lupin a Prefect in order to keep the others in line


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Old August 6th, 2003, 1:24 pm
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Well, prefects can discipline any house member... just like in OotP.


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Old August 6th, 2003, 1:26 pm
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Yes, if they see something on the train, or in the hallways, they can do something about it, but, to keep the Marauders in line, I think that would be impossible/impractical, if you weren't right there in the house with them.


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Old August 6th, 2003, 1:26 pm
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[color=red]I doubt sirius was in slytherin, b/c then wouldnt the other three mauraders hate him for being in slytherin, instead of being his best friends? we'd prolly be reading about how james hung sirius upside down instead of snape.. wat do u think?


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Old August 6th, 2003, 2:07 pm
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I believe all the Marauders were in Gryffindor, and here are my reasons:

James, it has been firmly established, was a Gryffindor.

Lupin was made prefect, and Sirius implied that it was instead of James, meaning they had ti be in the same house. In addition, for those who have said he's never really displayed bravery, what do you call living with turning into a werewolf once a month, without living in complete isolation from the rest of the world? Also, in PoA, he came into the Shrieking Shack to rescue R, H, & H fully believing that Sirius had committed those murders.

Sirius didn't value purity of blood, and the fact that he and James were so close makes it very difficult to believe they were in different houses. And the way he talks about Lupin becoming a prefect just gave such a strong impression that he had knowledge about this, which he probably wouldn't have if he was in another house. Also, when Hagrid made his comment, he did think that Sirius had committed those murders, but I'm pretty sure he didn't know anything about Sirius being Lily and James' secret keeper, and his "betrayal" of them. It seemed he first found out about this in PoA. He was more likely to exaggerate, which I believe he did, if he didn't know that the man that supposedly betrayed Harry's parents had been in Gryffindor.

Peter, it seems, must have been in Gryffindor because I always felt like the other three just kind of tolerated having him around. They didn't seemed to mind him, but it just seems VERY improbable that they would have seeked him out to be their friend if he'd been in a different house from them. We have yet to see many Gryffindor qualities from Peter, but I believe we still may, based on his debt to Harry.


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Old August 6th, 2003, 3:33 pm
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Hagrid just said that to Harry so he got it in his mind that Slytherin was a crummy House. And Sirius was in the same house as James.. there is no way they could have been such good friends if they werent in the same house, they wouldnt see each other that much.


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Old August 7th, 2003, 11:56 am
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i think all 4 of them were in gryfinndor bcuz how else could they become such great friends?


 
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