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Character at a Glance:
Name: Sirius Orion Black Nicknames: Padfoot Birthday: Novemver 3 1959 Age: 20 Sexuality: Pansexual Bloodline: Pureblood Canon point of Arrival: January 7th 1980 PB: Ben Barnes
School Years: 1971-1978 House: Gryffindor Current Occupation: Order of the Pheonix Memeber Other Affiliations: Quidditch, Beater. 1973-1978
Height: 5'11" Build: Quidditch Fit Eyes: Grey Hair: Black Distinguishing Marks: a brand on his chest that says Traitor, thin welts across his back Other/general description: Sirius has long black hair that is always falling ‘casually’ into his eyes. He’s handsome, and he knows it, dressing always to impress without looking like he’s trying. He walks with an exaggerated swagger, when he isn’t running helter skelter like a badly trained labradoodle. Family
Spouse/partner (if applicable):N/A Children:(if applicable) N/A Parents: Orion and Walburga Black Sibling(s): Regulus Black Cousins: Bellatrix, Andremeda, Narcissa Black. So many others Pets: N/A Other: James, Remus, Peter and Lily are his true family.
Strengths: Loyalty:Sirius is loyal to a fault. It's why he regards betrayal the highest form of insult. Courage - Who really looks before they leap anyway? Spontaneous:Sirius is a fly by the seat of your pants kind of guy, which makes him a ton of fun. Gregarious: Sirius is the life of every party and can charm almost everyone. Magical: Sirius barely has to try when learning and casting spells. He has a natural understanding of how.magic works, and intuitively works most things out. Which meant he really didn't have to try hard at school, to the annoyance of his classmates. Romantic Sirius pretends to be a cynical playboy, but he's a die hard hopeless romantic at heart. He firmly believes in soulmates, even if he knows that will never happen for him.
Flaws: Judgmental: The cover of the book is the first thing you see after all. Cruel: He has a capacity for cruelty that quite frankly scares him. Biting insults are one thing. Nearly sending a fellow student to his death.... Secretive: Instead of addressing his problems, he let's them fester. Spontaneous: Sirius often doesn't think about the consequences of his actions. Volatile: Sirius’ temper is on a hairpin trigger and he can go from laughing to fighting in an instant. Self Loathing: Deep down Sirius doesn't believe he is a good person who is worthy of love. After all, if his own parents didn't love him...
Special abilities: Animagus, a black dog. History
CHILDHOOD: Sirius didn’t begin his life as a rebel. When he was young he was the apple of his mother’s eye and the very model of a pure blood gentleman. As he got older, however, he began to question the deeply held beliefs of his family.
It was not an easy childhood, there were many expectations of a young heir, but it was also a relatively happy one. He was pampered, spoiled, a loved as far as his parents were able to love. The one thing he had very little of was freedom, and even as a child that chafed at him. He was a bit of a wild thing, and didn’t want to listen to the hordes of nannies and housekeepers that were responsible for his upbringing. His mother was a presence in his life, but he could never quite get a read on her. When she was pleased she showed him her own brand of approval, but if he set even one toe out of line she would fly off the handle. She was liberal with her punishments, from stinging hexes to withholding food to locking him in the basement when she was particularly upset with him. Her words lashed like barbed wire and Sirius took every harsh criticism to heart. He never truly understood why she was always so angry with him, and at first he tried very hard to please her. He learned early that pleasing her wasn't an option, so instead he began going out of his way to upset her. If he was going to be punished either way he at least wanted to control the reason why. It hurt less, somehow, to be punished for something he actually did, rather than something he just was. His father might as well have not existed for how often Sirius saw him.
He and Regulus were quite close growing up. They were close in age, and Sirius considered his brother to be his best and only friend. He would constantly lead the younger boy into trouble, but he was just as quick to throw himself in the way of any punishment he might get for it. More than anything Sirius wanted to keep his mother's wand and words away from his baby brother.
HOGWARTS: Hogwarts was the real turning point in Sirius’ life. By the time he reached school age Sirius had become a full on rebellious, angry youth. He hated the way his family was run, the strict rules and punishments of his mother and his father’s indifference. The problem was that he didn’t know what to do about it. He didn’t realize there was another way to live, a better way. Hogwarts changed that.
When he was sorted into Gryffindor it was just another form of rebellion. He didn’t expect to like his roommates any more than he had liked his cousins. He was wrong. James, Peter and Remus opened up a new world for him, a world of friendship and mischief and brotherhood. He thrived in Gryffindor, becoming one of the most popular boys in school.
Going home was a trial, as every year he grew farther and farther away from what his family wanted from him. He took his pleasure in petty little revenges and welcomed the punishment he knew he would get. His mother, in turn, got more and more creative with the ways she would hurt him, starving him for days and leaving him a twitching, sobbing mess on the floor on more than one occasion.
Becoming Animagus for Remus was another turning point for Sirius. Padfoot gave him a place to escape when things weighed too heavily on him. He spent a lot of his holidays locked in his room as a dog. He maintained that it kept him from going mad.
School itself was a joy, and while he’d never admit it, he loved his classes and studies. He never really had to try hard to do well and always enjoyed the angry looks from his studious classmates. Pulling pranks with the Marauders and Full Moon exploration made those seven years the best of his life.
Sirius made the biggest mistake of his life when he sent Snape down to the Willow. He had always been too easily goaded, especially by Snape, and he had a tendency not to think things all the way through. So a heated argument led to a betrayal. He didn’t see it that way at the time, it seemed like a harmless way to scare the shit out of Snape for the things he said. It was only when he told James that he realized the enormity of what he had done. Thankfully James saved Snape in the end, but this is still something Sirius feels insanely guilty for. He didn’t expect his friends to ever forgive him, and is still unsure as to why they did.
Sirius was disowned over the summer before 6th year. He had been pushing the boundaries of what his family would tolerate for years, and his mother finally snapped. Sirus was caught out in muggle London snogging muggle boys at a seedy fairybar. He had done it before, and showed absolutely no remorse when he was dragged in front of his furious mother. She railed at him, calling him every name in the book and hurling her favorite hexes. Usually Sirius would scream back in these situations, and he and Walburga would shake the house with their fury until Sirius was eventually locked in his room for the rest of the holiday, bleeding but not cowed. But this time Sirius did something unexpected. This time he burst into laughter. The image of his tiny mother shrieking and wailing, and how utterly terrified he was of her despite being twice her size, was suddenly the most tragically hilarious thing he ever saw and he was unable to do anything but laugh helplessly at her ever increasing rage. She eventually lost complete control, turning the cruciatus curse on him simply to get him to shut up. She had never hurt him as badly as she did that day, and Sirius truly believed that she would have killed him if he hadn't gotten away. She had just finished carving the word Traitor in his skin when his magic just lashed out, pushing her off him and leaving her stunned just long enough for him to stumble out of the house.
Sirius was blasted off the tapestry that day, and the word traitor will be carved into his chest until the day he dies. He arrived on James Potter's front steps bloody and sobbing, and his friend took him in. They never talked about what brought him there that night, which Sirius will always be grateful for. He lived with the Potters for his sixth year, and bought himself a flat when he came of age.
Post Hogwarts Sirius was at extreme loose ends once he graduated. He hated change, hated not seeing his friends every day, hated everything to be with being responsible. If he hadn't joined the Order of the Phoenix he probably would have gotten in a lot of trouble.
The Order gave him purpose, and since he didn't need to work he threw himself completely into the war effort. He was reckless and deadly in a fight, and probably would have been killed several times over if his friends didn't have his back.
James and Lilys wedding was a highlight of this time. Lily had wormed her way into his heart, and now she was the sister he never had. More importantly, she made James happy.