Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts and Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! How to join up & upcoming topics here.
Favorite James Potter Moment
I have a lot of respect for James Potter. Yes, he was a jerk and a bully when he was younger but he grew out of that and matured past that. He was always so loyal and compassionate. He spent years of his life trying to become Animagus to help Lupin, he saved Snape from Sirius' cruel prank, and probably so much more that we never learned about. Also, the bullying against Snape was horrible but at the same time, it was more of a feud than anything else. Snape bullied James and James bullied Snape. They hated each other's guts and so I think it is almost unfair to say James was a bully and forget Snape was also a bully and, unlike Snape, James moved past that. Years later Snape was still a bully, to Harry and Neville and countless other students. So, I have a lot of respect for James and his character development. I always thought it was a huge testament to how much he grew and how much Lilly loved him that she was able to forgive him for his past. I shipped Lilly and James so hard.
Anyway, moving on. My favorite James moment is when he turned into an Animagus for Lupin. It really shows how loyal he was to the people he cared about. He literally went through years studying and trying to become an Animagus to protect Lupin from doing something he regretted and to show Lupin he wasn't alone. That is some loyalty and I also liked how (if memory serves me correctly) James started the quest to become an Aminagus during his first few years at Hogwarts. It just shows that James wasn't a complete jerk when he was young.
What was your favorite James moment?