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Sirius Black is a character from the Harry Potter novels and movies. He is the godfather of Harry Potter and cousin to Bellatrix Lestrange. Use for questions about the character. Use with the [harry-potter] tag

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Why did Dumbledore let Sirius starve?

In The Goblet Of Fire Sirius is coming to Hogsmeade to stay closer to Harry. He is having a rough time there living in a cave without food and any necessities. Sirius was wearing ragged gray robes; ...
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Why didn't Sirius use polyjuice potion?

Why didn't Sirius Black use Polyjuice Potion to escort Harry to Platform 9¾. Instead he transformed into his dog form. Also he could have used the potion to get out and about, away from Grimmauld ...
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How could Sirius have rounded up the old Order of the Phoenix?

When Voldemort returns in Goblet of Fire, Dumbledore attempts to reorganize the Order of the Phoenix as soon as possible. In pursuit thereof he gives the following instructions to Sirius: Sirius, I ...
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How did Sirius find Harry in Little Whinging?

At the beginning of Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry gets a fright when he sees Sirius in dog form on a street near his aunt and uncle’s house. In the letter Harry gets from Sirius on his way back to London ...
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Why did Sirius get Harry an extra birthday present?

In Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 22 Sirius tells Harry the following: Crookshanks took the order to the Owl Office for me. I used your name but told them to take the gold from my own Gringotts ...
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How long did Harry's belief that he would live with Sirius last?

Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 22 But the thing that was lowering Harry’s spirits most of all was the prospect of returning to the Dursleys. For maybe half an hour, a glorious half hour, he had ...
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Why was Sirius Black able to ride Buckbeak?

I'm reading the Harry Potter series for the first time and I'm on book 3! I'm having trouble understanding why Sirius is able to ride Buckbeak; wouldn't he have had to bow and wait for a bow back from ...
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When did Snape learn Sirius was an animagus?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban when they are learning the truth about Sirius, they all hear a creak behind Lupin and the door opens by itself. We go on to learn that the Marauders are ...
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Why was Sirius Black not expelled for trying to expose Snape to a werewolf?

Sirius Black manipulated Snape into going near Remus Lupin when was transformed into a werewolf at the Shrieking Shack. James Potter pulled him back at the last moment. "Snape glimpsed me, though, ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore verify through Legilimency whether Sirius was guilty of betrayal?

Dumbledore was not only a close friend of the Potters; he was also the one who recommended the Fidelius as their best chance. It must have been a rude shock, when their best friend betrayed them. ...
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What would happen if a werewolf or animagus turned into a ghost?

If, for instance Sirius Black happened to turn into a ghost when he died, would he have been able to turn into his dog form as a ghost? Also, if Remus were to turn into a ghost, would he turn into a ...
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Why didn't Sirius give Harry the mirror earlier?

Sirius did not give Harry the two-way mirror until Order of the Phoenix, almost 2 years after he escaped Azkaban and was reunited with Harry. Since then they spent much time finding difficult ways to ...
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Godfather, Sirius Black - Dogfather as well?

Is there any evidence that Sirius Black mated with other dogs while he was in his animagus form? Assuming that such a thing happened, what would the offspring be? A dog or a human?
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Why didn't Harry Potter use the Room of Requirement to secure some means of contacting Sirius Black?

Given that Harry Potter had been using the Room of Requirement for DA meetings in the 5th book and was aware that it would supply you with what you really needed (within the limits of what was ...
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What was Sirius Black's profession?

Do we know anything about Sirius Black's profession, or did he just live off his inherited belongings before he went to Azkaban? He must have been free for quite a period between getting a home from ...
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Why did Sirius's outlook towards House Elves change drastically from GoF to OotP?

During the trio's meeting with Sirius in his Hogsmeade hideout, Sirius seems to be much kinder towards House Elves. "Hermione's obsessed with house-elfs," Ron muttered to Sirius, casting Hermione a ...
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Why didn't Sirius write to Dumbledore to let him know that Harry saw Bartemius Crouch sneaking in Snape's office on the Marauder's Map?

If he only had, all the subsequent events would have been avoided as Dumbledore would probably have solved the whole case earlier... We know Harry writes to Sirius right away to tell him about Crouch ...
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Is there any (canon) evidence of Sirius Black being gay?

This is a question that has been going around on the internet, and I'm not sure if J.K. Rowling has answered it. If someone could find a quote or interview or tweet etc. of J.K. Rowling replying to ...
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How was Sirius Black still a largely unknown Animagus at the time of Prisoner of Azkaban?

We know that Peter Petigrew told Voldemort about Sirius being an Animagus from the following question: How did Lucius Malfoy know Sirius's Animagus form? However this would have happened at some ...
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Did Draco Malfoy know that he is related to Sirius Black?

Sirius Black is Draco Malfoy's first cousin once removed. According to an answer in Quora: Since, the Malfoy and Black were all about pure blood and stuff, they also married in pure bloods. ...
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Did Sirius know what the Veil in the Ministry of Magic was?

The second jet of light hit him squarely on the chest. The laughter had not quite died from his face, but his eyes widened in shock. Harry released Neville, though he was unaware of doing so. ...
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Why did it take so long for Sirius to escape from Azkaban?

It is known that Sirius escaped from Azkaban using his Animagus form. There is nothing to this escape that is time-dependent. He could've used the same plan presumably on his very first day in Azkaban....
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Why Did Lupin and Snape never spot Sirius in animal form during Prisoner of Azkaban?

The plot twist at the end of Prisoner of Azkaban is that Sirius Black is in fact a secret Animagus, the mysterious black shaggy dog that Harry has been seeing all year. Harry doesn't even contemplate ...
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Why didn't anyone investigate The Veil?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, there is an important moment in which ... The book and film handle the specific moment slightly differently: The relevant scene in the film can be ...
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What is Sirius Black's boggart?

I can't find any canonical reference on this site. Do we know what Sirius Black's boggart form is?
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How was Hedwig able to find Sirius?

In the beginning of Goblet of Fire, Harry sends Snuffles a letter. Hedwig somehow finds him after the extremely specific command from Harry, "Just find him, okay?" Theories: Hedwig has a scanning ...
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How could they use the time turner to break Sirus out of Azkaban?

In the 3rd Year, Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry leaves the Dursley's home and before getting picked up he sees the Grimm which turns out to be his Godfather Sirius Black. So Sirius Black has already ...
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Why didn't Sirius remind Harry about the mirror when he used Umbridge's fireplace?

I understand from this answer why not-so-bright Harry didn't understand the true usefulness or significance of the two-way mirror until it was too late. This was basically because Sirius described it ...
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Why did Sirius come to the Gryffindor room?

In Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban, why did Sirius Black come to the Gryffindor rooms? What was his purpose ?
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How come Sirius stayed alone during the fifth year?

During Harry's fifth year, Sirius stays, most of the school year, all alone (except for Kreacher, but it's not exactly his favorite companion) at Grimmauld Place. It seems sometimes Lupin comes and ...
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How rich is Sirius Black?

So we already have answers on how rich Harry Potter is, but the answer (while good) doesn't touch on how rich he is from later books. My question is, how much did Sirius leave for Harry in terms of ...
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Why is No. 12 Grimmauld Place dirty and broken in the long run?

Well, it was unoccupied for a long time. With that said, I don't get why it takes so long time to fix the house. In HP 6, Albus and Horace repaired, cleaned and cleared an entire house with just one ...
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How did Sirius get those pictures onto his walls?

In Deathly Hallows, Harry visits Sirius's room and sees this: The teenage Sirius had plastered the walls with so many posters and pictures that little of the walls' silvery-gray silk was visible. ...
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Why was Sirius locked in such an accessible room?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius is caught and locked in Flitwick's office. This is easily accessible by the thirteenth window to the right of the West tower. Someone could just fly up, with any of ...
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Why Did Gringotts Pay Out for Harry's Firebolt?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black anonymously sends Harry a Firebolt broom after the demise of Harry's Nimbus 2000 in the Whomping Willow. At the end of PoA, Sirius writes Harry a letter and ...
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How was Harry going to kill Sirius Black?

In "The Prisoner of Azkaban", chapter 17, "Cat, Rat, and Dog": Harry raised the wand. Now was the moment to do it. Now was the moment to avenge his mother and father. He was going to kill Black. ...
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What happened to Sirius Black?

In the book(as opposed to the movie), Bellatrix sends out red sparks from her wand, not green light like an Avada Kedavra spell. When it hits him, Sirius is not killed instantly, but did he die? And ...