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Remus Lupin (Character)
from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Sirius Black: Enough talk,Remus! C'mon, let's kill him!
Professor Lupin: Wait!
Sirius Black: I did my waiting! Twelve years of it! In Azkaban!
Professor Lupin: Very well, kill him. But wait one more minute. Harry has the right to know why.
Harry: I know why! You betrayed my parents! You're the reason they're dead!
Professor Lupin: No, Harry, it wasn't him! Somebody did betray your parents, but it was somebody who, until quite recently, I believed to be dead.
Harry: Who was it then?
Sirius Black: Peter Pettigrew! And he's in this room, right now! Come out, come out, Peter! Come out and play!

Professor Lupin: Now repeat after me - without wands please - repeat after me, Riddikulus.
Class: Riddikulus!
Professor Lupin: Very good. A little louder please, and very clearly. Rid-di-kulus.
Class: Riddikulus!
Malfoy: [under his breath] This class is ridiculous.

Professor Snape: Expelliarmus! Ah, vengeance is sweet. How I hoped I'd be the one to catch you.
[to Lupin]
Professor Snape: I told Dumbledore you were helping an old friend enter the castle and now here's the proof.
Sirius Black: Brilliant, Snape - once again you've put your keen and penetrating mind to the task and as usual come to the wrong conclusion. Now if you'll excuse us, Remus and I have some unfinished business to attend to.
Professor Snape: [raises his wand at Black] Give me a reason. I beg you.
Professor Lupin: Severus, don't be a fool...
Sirius Black: He can't help it. It's habit by now.
Professor Lupin: Sirius, be quiet!
Sirius Black: Be quiet yourself, Remus!
Professor Snape: Listen to you two, quarrelling like an old married couple.
Sirius Black: Why don't you run along and play with your chemistry set?
Professor Snape: [puts his wand to Black's throat] I could do it, you know... But why deny the Dementors? They're so longing to see you.
[Sirius trembles]
Professor Snape: Do I detect a flicker of fear? Ah, yes. The Dementor's Kiss. One can only imagine what that must be like to endure. It's said to be nearly unbearable to witness, but I'll do my best.

[repeated line]
Professor Lupin: Eat this. It'll help.

Professor Lupin: The very first time I saw you Harry, I recognized you immediately. Not by your scar, by your eyes. They're your mother; Lily's. Yes, I knew her. You mother was there for me at a time when no one else was. Not only was she a singularly gifted witch, she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn't see it in themselves. Your father, James, however, had a certain, shall we say, talent for trouble. A talent, rumor has it, he passed onto you. You're more like them then you know, Harry. In time you'll come to see just how much.

Harry: Professor, why do the dementors affect me so? More than anyone else, I mean?
Professor Lupin: Listen, dementors are among the foulest creatures to walk this earth. They feed on every good feeling, every happy memory until a person is left with nothing but his worst experiences. The dementors affect you more than others because there are true horrors in your past, horrors your classmates can scarcely imagine. You are not weak, Harry. You have nothing to be ashamed of.
Harry: I'm scared, Professor.
Professor Lupin: Well, I'd consider you a fool if you weren't.

Professor Lupin: Come in. Now, I haven't the faintest idea Harry how this map came to be in your possession, quite frankly I am astounded that you didn't hand it in. Did it never occur to you that this in the hands of Sirius Black is a map to you?
Harry: No, sir.
Professor Lupin: No. You know, your father never set much store by the rules either. But he and your mother gave their lives to save yours. And gambling their sacrifice by wandering around the castle, unprotected, with a killer on the loose seems to me to be a pretty poor way to repay them. Now, I will not cover for you again, Harry, do you hear me? I want you to return to your dormitory and stay there. And don't take any detours. If you do, I shall know.
[taps the map]
Professor Lupin: I shall know.

Professor Lupin: Our pain becomes their power.

Professor Lupin: What frightens you most in the world?
Neville Longbottom: [mumbling] Pfsr Snpe.
Professor Lupin: I'm sorry?
Neville Longbottom: Professor Snape.
[laughter]
Professor Lupin: Professor Sna- yes, he frightens all.

Harry: It's not... happy. Well, it is, it's the happiest I've ever felt. But it's complicated.
Professor Lupin: Is it strong?

Harry: [about the Marauder's Map] Professor, just so you know I don't think that map always works. Earlier it showed someone in the castle... someone I know to be dead.
Professor Lupin: Oh really, and who might that be?
Harry: Peter Pettigrew.
Professor Lupin: [looking stunned] That's not possible.

Professor Lupin: [commenting on Sirius' ragged looks] Finally, the flesh reflects the madness within.
Sirius Black: Well, you'd know all about the madness within, wouldn't you Remus?

Professor Snape: Why you insolent, little...
Professor Lupin: ...Professor.

Professor Lupin: [Harry's turned up to visit him after the battle in the woods] I saw you coming.
[points to Marauder's Map]
Professor Lupin: I've looked worse, believe me.

Harry: Professor, can I ask you something?
Professor Lupin: You want to know why I stopped you facing that boggart, yes? I would have thought that would be obvious - I assumed it would take the shape of Lord Voldemort.
Harry: I did think of Voldemort - at first. But then I remembered that night on the train... and the dementor...
Professor Lupin: I'm very impressed. That suggests that what you fear most of all... is fear itself. This is very wise.

[Harry has just successfully conjured a Patronus]
Professor Lupin: You know something, Harry? I think you would have given your father a run for his money, and THAT is saying something.
[beat]
Harry: I was thinking of him... and Mum. Seeing their faces. They were talking to me, just talking. That's the memory I chose. I don't even know if it's real. But it's the best I have.

Professor Lupin: Why do you look so miserable, Harry?
Harry: None of it made any difference. Pettigrew escaped.
Professor Lupin: Didn't make any difference? Harry, it made all the difference in the world! You helped discover the truth. You saved an innocent man from a terrible fate. It made a great deal of difference.

Harry: Tell me about Peter Pettigrew!
Professor Lupin: He was at school witth us, we thought he was our friend.
Harry: No, Pettigrew's dead.
[to Sirius]
Harry: You killed him.
Professor Lupin: No he didn't! I thought so too, until you mentioned seeing Pettigrew on the map.
Harry: The map was lying, then.
Sirius Black: The map never lies! Pettigrew's alive.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Remus Lupin: It is the quality of ones convictions that determines success, not the number of followers.
Kingsley Shacklebolt: Who said that?
Remus Lupin: Me.

Harry Potter: And Remus, your son...
Remus Lupin: Others will tell him what his mother and father died for. One day, he'll understand.

Remus Lupin: [Deleted scene]
[Tonks comes running down a corridor, spies Lupin, and throws herself into his arms]
Remus Lupin: You shouldn't have! Teddy needs you.
Nymphadora Tonks: He'll sleep till dawn and snore like his father. It's you who needs me tonight.

Harry Potter: [Walking into a clearing in the Forest, Harry pulls the Snitch from his pocket] I'm ready to die.
[He kisses it, and it opens to reveal a small black stone]
Harry Potter: The Resurrection Stone...
[he holds it in his hands, and closes his eyes. As he opens them, his parents, Sirius, and Remus appear in the clearing]
Lily Potter: [Lily smiles at her son and holds her hand out to him. Harry reaches out to touch it, but finds his own hand just passes through hers] You've been so brave, sweetheart.
Harry Potter: Why are you here? All of you?
Lily Potter: We never left.
Harry Potter: [He turns to Sirius] Does it-does it hurt? Dying?
Sirius Black: Quicker than falling asleep.
James Potter: You're nearly there, son.
Harry Potter: I'm sorry. I never wanted any of you to die for me.
[He turns to Lupin]
Harry Potter: And Remus, your son...
Remus Lupin: Others will tell him what his mother and father died for. One day, he'll understand.
Harry Potter: You'll stay with me?
James Potter: Until the end.
Harry Potter: And he won't be able to see you?
Sirius Black: No.
[He reaches towards Harry's heart]
Sirius Black: We're here, you see.
Harry Potter: Stay close to me.
Lily Potter: Always.
[He drops the Stone, and is once again alone]


A Very Potter Sequel (2010) (TV)
Severus Snape: Why that's absurd!
Remus Lupin: You're absurd!
Severus Snape: What! SAY THAT TO MY FACE!
Remus Lupin: YOU'RE ABSURD!
Severus Snape: THAT'S ABSURD!

Remus Lupin: How much proof is there now! Ah-ah! What you're looking at is the corpse of Peter Pettigrew. The man thought to be killed by Sirius years ago. Can I get a time of death on this please?
Neville Longbottom: Well, I'm no coroner, but, uh, looks like he was killed ten minutes, and, uh thirty-six seconds ago.
Remus Lupin: Thanks, Neville. How could Sirius have killed him years ago if he's only been dead for ten and a half minutes?
Molly Weasley: Yeah! Why does he look all FRESHLY bloody. And mangled. And... dirty.
Arthur Weasley: Yeah! How'd he end up like that? Lupin!
Remus Lupin: Yes! Probably the work of that... infamous Hogwarts... Jaguar.
Albus Dumbledore: Makes sense to me!
Remus Lupin: Yes! The Hogwarts jaguar... Responsible for so much property damage to Hogwarts this year! Especially in my office... *cough*cough* Lupin shouldn't have to pay for that... Yes... Who said that?... Probably that jaguar! Bless his soft adorable paws that he trips over when he's running to fast...


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Kingsley Shacklebolt: [pointing his wand at Lupin] The last words that Albus Dumbledore said to the pair of us.
Remus Lupin: "Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him."

Remus Lupin: We've been betrayed!


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Remus Lupin: You're blinded by hatred.
Harry Potter: No I'm not!
Remus Lupin: Yes you are!

Remus Lupin: Has it occurred to you Harry, that Snape was simply pretending to offer Draco help so he could find out what he was up to?
Harry Potter: That's not what it sounded like.
Nymphadora Tonks: Perhaps Harry's right, Remus. I mean, to make an Unbreakable Vow...
Remus Lupin: It comes down to whether or not you trust Dumbledore. Dumbledore trusts Snape, therefore I do.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Sirius Black: Fudge is using all his power, including his influence at the Daily Prophet, to smear anyone who claims the Dark Lord has returned.
Harry Potter: Why?
Remus Lupin: The Minister thinks Dumbledore's after his job.
Harry Potter: But that's insane! No one in their right mind could believe that Dumbledore...
Remus Lupin: Exactly the point. Fudge isn't in his right mind. It's been twisted and warped by fear. Now fear makes people do terrible things, Harry. The last time Voldemort gained power he almost destroyed everything we hold most dear. Now he's returned, and I'm afraid the Minister will do almost anything to avoid facing that terrifying truth.