"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls." - George Carlin
Name: Remus Lupin Age: 43 DOB: 9 March 1960 Blood-Status: Occupation: Royal Advisor/Part-Time Professor Hogwarts House: Gryffindor House Year: 1977 House Loyalty: House Black
The first thing many might expect when they meet Remus is that he works as a librarian. With his pale features and quiet demeanor, they wouldn't be entirely off. While his body is scared from years of fighting off his lycanthropy, and attacking himself and other creatures while changed, he keeps them well hidden. Especially when he stands in court.
He takes time to care for his appearance, worried that looking 'shabby' might somehow raise suspicions about his unique 'disability'. That said, Remus tends to wear well-tailored clothes, usually longer sleeves and closer collars. It also helps him carry himself with a more mature heir, which stands in contrast with his best friends, particularly Sirius, and his more laid-back demeanor.
PB: Ewan McGregor
1. The most obvious, and the first, would be when he was attacked as a very young boy by Greyback. It changed his life forever, cursing him to change on the full-moon and forever altering his life. 2. When he was told by Dumbledore he should go to Hogwarts. It was the first time anyone outside of his family knew what he was, and wasn't afraid of him for it. It made Remus realize that there were good, honest people in the world. Dumbledore would help inspire Remus to becoming the wizard he would grow to be. 3. When James, Sirius, and Peter learned of his ailment, and chose to remain his friends. Not only that, they did what they could to remind him of his humanity. Again, it solidified Remus' belief in the man he was and helped to remind him that his loyalties were not misplaced. 4. Losing his parents was the first great tragedy in Remus' life. They died within months of one another, and in those months Remus lost all of his blood relatives. He grew closer to his friends soon after, the only family he had left. 5. His first day as a adviser for the House of Black was further proof of what he could be capable of when people believed in him.
Remus is a serious man, possibly too serious for his own good. I twas one of the reasons that boys like James and Sirius were good for him back in Hogwarts. Without the Marauders, no doubt Sirius would have remained buried in his books and not developed much socially. As it were, he found his humorous, and even a bit of his charm, from his friends. It was thanks to them that he became so good at persuasion, and thanks to them that he grew into the wizard he is today.
Despite his association with people like James and Sirius, Remus is still very much a scholar and a bookworm. He would prefer a quiet library and his studies as opposed to large parties or fancy balls. Still, he does take time to go out when he can, for small get togethers with those he trusts the most. And he can be at ease around such people, especially the Potters, who do not carry the burden of a direct line of royalty with them these days.
Overall, Remus is awkward and shy when meeting people on a personal leave. He's gotten good at masking his true-self, though, especially in court or in front of students. He can 'pretend' he is not nervous and come across as knowledgeable, and personable, if a bit mysterious. It has served him well over the years, and those who do not know him closely, assume he is just cold and standoffish.