Dumbledore, notorious for giving second chances Dumbledore, let Sirius rot in Azkaban for twelve years.
He must have known Sirius well due to his time in the Order, he must have known what James meant to Sirius. Dumbledore was a member of the freaking Wizengamot yet he didn’t fight the Ministry’s horrifying trial-optional policy.
This is a man who took back Death Eater!Snape at his word, shielded him from prison, and employed him at a school for children.
But he didn’t have a use for Sirius, so he didn’t care about him.
I got 99 problems with Dumbledore and his treatment of Sirius Black accounts for like 64 of them.
To be honest, Albus Dumbledore is one of the most disturbing, terrifying characters I’ve ever found in a book, because he thought he was a good guy and so did everyone else and the books don’t really challenge it either (given that Harry forgives him for everything he did), but when you look between the lines he was profoundly, profoundly immoral and unethical.
A couple of months ago, I was talking about HP characters with a friend, and he said that Dumbledore was one of his least favorite characters of all time.
Naturally, this took me back a bit since he’s one of the heroes of the series, misguided as he was at times. Still, I was curious and asked my friend why he hated him. His answer still strikes a chord with me.
"There is never, ever a reason to leave a child in an abusive home. Never."
You know Dumbledore and Blue Fairy have a lot in common…
Even with the blood protection, Harry didn’t need to spend years there. He could have spent a month in the summer and then gone to live with just about anyone else.
And now I’m imagining if Remus had raised him, the last of the Mauraders.
Remus helping him adjust to the odd things magic did.
Remus teaching him tolerance because of his own affliction
Remus taking him to Diagon Alley on shopping trips when he needs certain ingredients.
Remus telling him stories of all The Mauraders. “I don’t know what happened to that map of ours….”
Remus making sure Harry was prepared for Hogwarts, and seeing him off on the train
Remus being excited that Harry was in Gryffindor and had two really loyal friends.
Remus being more accepting of Tonks feelings for him, because through Harry he learned he was worthy of love.
Just, Remus raising Harry.
Remus raising Harry is my favorite HP thing ever. It bothers me that the potential for a really awesome Remus and Harry relationship gets so ignored after the third book.
I love imagining what it would have been like, the two of them.
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Via: Welcome to my cave, young ones.
imagine being fourteen and having the mass-murderer who killed your parents telling you that he’s going to kill you
and then escaping with the corpse of a fellow student AND THEN HAVING NO-ONE BELIEVE YOU
AND GOING BACK TO LIVE IN A LOVELESS HOUSEHOLD FOR SIX WEEKS WITH NO INFORMATION FROM YOUR WORLD, THINKING THAT THAT MASS-MURDERER MIGHT BE STANDING ON YOUR DOORSTEP AT ANY MOMENT
Harry has every right to be angsty in ootp I’D LIKE TO SEE YOU HANDLE IT