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Old April 12th, 2009, 1:12 pm
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Re: Questions about Animagi v. 2

Originally Posted by silver ink pot View Post
JKR once described the Patronus as a "soul guardian."

One thing a Patronus can do is fight off a dementor, which represents depression, so it makes sense that happy memories of loved ones become the guardian of the soul.

I'm not sure how that fits with Tonks and the werewolf, though. Maybe her guardian is just a wolf - the fierce side of Lupin without the darkness? Not sure about that one. I don't think a dark creature could really be a Patronus.
But that was a label society put on them - and on Vampires - and which Umbridge wanted on Centaurs too. That doesn't mean any of these magical creatures were actually 'dark creatures', imo.

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