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View Poll Results: What is Snape's greatest weakness?
his vindictiveness 73 36.14%
his inability to move on 97 48.02%
his unsocial behaviour 40 19.80%
his vanity in regard to his intellect 14 6.93%
his inability to take responsibility for his own actions 29 14.36%
his love for Lily 41 20.30%
I don't see Snape having any particular weaknesses. 9 4.46%
I bet Moriath liked this poll better than the last. 28 13.86%
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Old July 13th, 2009, 1:06 pm
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I have to say that I find this a very strange analysis of the werewolf incident...it sounds like a 'blame the victim' defense of what Sirius did. Imagine if, in HBP, Malfoy realizes that Harry is suspicious of him and so he intentionally drops hints that he'll be in the Dark Forest one evening. Harry, intent on catching Malfoy plotting something evil, slips out of Hogwart's at night, against the rules, goes into the Dark Forest, against the rules, and ends up in Aragog's lair. Would any bad consequence be Harry's fault? There is no doubt that Harry would have made some bad choices/broken the rules/taken risks, but the malice and disregard for life would lie with Draco. Regardless of punishment, I don't think harry would quickly forget such an incident and I imagine Snape felt the same way. Just my thoughts!
Very well said! A great analogy!

Certainly I think Severus had good reason to feel that Sirius had tried to murder him even if I personally don't think that Sirius really expected Severus to be killed. I also get the feeling that Lupin was at the school without the Ministry knowing, and that was why there was so much secrecy surronding Lupin. As such I rather think that Dumbledore wanted to keep this incident quiet so as prevent hmself from being censured by the Ministry. As such the punishment of Sirius seems to have been minimal, so I think Severus could very well have felt that being the greasy little oddball means that in other peoples eyes he is not worth as much as the arrogant Gryffindors. That sort of injustice is certainly something that would stay woth you for a long time. What is more disturbing is that Sirius never expresses any remorse for his actions when heis an adult - in fact he says Snape would have deserved it! Now don't get me wrong - I love Sirius - but to me this is far more worrying than anything Severus says or does as an adult - because Sirius is saying that a sixteen year old boy deserved to be bitten by a werewolf and either killed or made a werewolf himself just because he was trying to catch the Marauders in their rule breaking.


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Not by me - I would interpret it exactly the same way. Both boys were playing with fire and when you do that, you quite frequently get burned, imo. In addition to punishment by Dumbledore, I would imagine Sirius had to hear it from his friends as much as Snape had to hear it from Lily. So I wouldn't say anyone got away with anything in that scenario.
The thing is canon says nothing about a punishment for Sirius from Dumbledore for this. I don't think Sirius received any punishment except some cold words from Dumbledore on irresponsible behaviour, because of Remus. To give the required punishment for such a act, would need Sirius's parents and other students to know about why exactly Sirius was being so harshly punished and Remus would face the repercussions of that action as well IMO.

This also in a way shows the way Slytherin House was treated and why members of that House never trusted the Headmaster and also why Snape thought Dumbledore capable of killing him on the hill IMO.


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i think that he's super brave and he just hated arry because he looked like his dad and never really knew arrry as well as dumbledore did.and that he jus loved lily and i think that that made him more evil and bitter when she was murderd.



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12th version. Go Snape!

Well, I have to be honest about this poll, Snape fan though I be.

Sev's biggest character flaw is his vindictiveness, and by that I mean his vindictiveness towards Harry in the present and others in the past (and yes, re: his past, I do regard him as 'sinned against' as well as 'sinning' ... but he did 'sin'). He is overduly harsh towards Hermione and Neville -- and other pupils, so we are told -- but with Harry, it all goes much deeper, for the reasons we know.

Re: his treatment of Hermione and Neville, we can only speculate as to why -- I for one am not at all convinced it was because Hermione was Muggleborn, that is the easy, 'obvious' explanation (because of Snape's past) and I've always regarded it as a red herring for that very reason. Surely JKR drops us a big fat clue about that when Snape curtly tells Phineas not to use the word 'Mudblood'.

I would also vote for his inability to take responsibility for his own actions ... although I think this is truer of younger Sev than older Sev.

I don't see any of the other options on the poll as weaknesses (or true of Sev, according to my interpretation of him).

Sev being unsocial? - I understand that.

Sev vain of his intellectual abilities? -- well, possibly. That would be the only part of himself he would ever be vain about, IMO. But I don't see him as a vain man at all. The opposite, in fact ... his lack of care for himself physically denotes the exact opposite. And we see how contemptuous he is of Lockhart -- an intellectual lightweight and a genuinely vain, shallow man.

I think he quietly prided himself on his prowess as a wizard, and he would not be unjustified in doing so.

His love for Lily a weakness? -- nope, it was what turned his life around to work against Voldemort.

Snape is not a monochrome character to me ... he has many layers.


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snape..well his death was quite wierd...voldemort murdered the wrong guy..but in the end he proved to be good and thats what atters and his memories were a bit sad...i do miss snape..and all his funny little snide remarks about harry...


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I would also vote for his inability to take responsibility for his own actions ... although I think this is truer of younger Sev than older Sev.
I disagree. I think Snape always took responsibility for his actions, when he as a DE and when he was a spy. He does not give explanations for his actions, he blames no one for his poor choices and he stands up facing Dumbledore's disgust without backing off and without a word to justify his actions; he agrees to help Dumbledore and then that's it. He never talks about his role to anyone, except Harry through the memories.

I think he owned up and accepted responsibility for his actions when he came to Dumbledore on the hill and then never looked back.


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Sev's biggest character flaw is his vindictiveness, and by that I mean his vindictiveness towards Harry in the present and others in the past (and yes, re: his past, I do regard him as 'sinned against' as well as 'sinning' ... but he did 'sin'). He is overduly harsh towards Hermione and Neville -- and other pupils, so we are told -- but with Harry, it all goes much deeper, for the reasons we know.
I chose vindictiveness as well. Pretty much since book 1, I got the impression that whatever bitterness he had he was taking it out on others. I just never found out exactly why until Book 7.
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Re: his treatment of Hermione and Neville, we can only speculate as to why -- I for one am not at all convinced it was because Hermione was Muggleborn, that is the easy, 'obvious' explanation (because of Snape's past) and I've always regarded it as a red herring for that very reason. Surely JKR drops us a big fat clue about that when Snape curtly tells Phineas not to use the word 'Mudblood'.
For some reason, I never got the impression that he hated muggleborns. As mean of a teacher as I always thought he was, I figure if he was going to be that horrible, may as well go all out of with it. But he doesn't. Maybe it would have given too much away being that he is a teacher, but Neville and his family were known to be purebloods and he never got any special treatment.
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I would also vote for his inability to take responsibility for his own actions ... although I think this is truer of younger Sev than older Sev.
I agree witht this as well. I can see why one would interpret adult Snape as not taking responsibility for his actions because of his vindictiveness, but I think the problem lies with the way he handles his guilt. To me, not taking responsibiltiy means to not even acknowledge you're at fault or just ignoring the problem. Snape I think does not ignore what happened. He knows what he did was part of how Lily died, decides to prepare and work to protect Lily's son, and he lives with that guilt everyday. Which is a huge part of why he's so bitter, I think.


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I disagree. I think Snape always took responsibility for his actions, when he as a DE and when he was a spy. He does not give explanations for his actions, he blames no one for his poor choices and he stands up facing Dumbledore's disgust without backing off and without a word to justify his actions; he agrees to help Dumbledore and then that's it. He never talks about his role to anyone, except Harry through the memories.
I agree with some of that but not all of it.

We don't exactly know about his career as a DE, we don't know what he did or didn't do (apart from the terrible action of passing the Prophecy on), so I can't comment on that.

As for 'not blaming others for his poor choices', well, he does have a capacity for holding enormous grudges (He is not the only character in the Potterverse to do that, of course!)

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Yes, I certainly regard him as very single-minded in his career as a spy and dedicated to bringing Voldemort down. I regard his tragic and brutal death as the risk he ran in the line of duty (which surely he recognised).

When it came to his ancient bitterness about having lost Lily to his arch-nemesis James, I don't think Snape ever was able to deal with his emotions re: Harry.

When it came to working to bring Voldemort down, he took the right, not easy, choice (and paid the price).

But as regards Harry, Lily's son, I think it was too painful for Snape to examine his feelings and try to get beyond that ancient grudge. It was easier to give into the bitterness and take it out on the boy. If he had not given in to this darker side of himself, he would have made life a lot easier for himself ... and Harry.

Some people I know thought that Snape's motive (loving Lily) simplified him as a character, but that is not how I see it. JKR paints the conundrum of a man who does the right thing not always for the right reasons: a man who works to protect the son of a man he hated and a woman he loved. So I have stopped wishing she had made Snape 'nicer' ... I like the character as he is, dark side and all.

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For some reason, I never got the impression that he hated muggleborns. As mean of a teacher as I always thought he was, I figure if he was going to be that horrible, may as well go all out of with it. But he doesn't. Maybe it would have given too much away being that he is a teacher, but Neville and his family were known to be purebloods and he never got any special treatment.
Exactly. Snape was just as hard on pureblood kids as on anyone else in his classes! I think he probably had a bias against Gryffindors.


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Some people I know thought that Snape's motive (loving Lily) simplified him as a character, but that is not how I see it. JKR paints the conundrum of a man who does the right thing not always for the right reasons: a man who works to protect the son of a man he hated and a woman he loved. So I have stopped wishing she had made Snape 'nicer' ... I like the character as he is, dark side and all.
That's interesting - I never really wished that Snape would be "nicer." I don't believe he was ever that bad, except through the eyes of an eleven year old who doesn't like school very much anyway and misunderstands half of what he sees, in my opinion.

My problem is when people paint Snape as darker than he actually was in the canon. We never see him torture anyone, or use Unforgivables, he tells Harry not to use Unforgivables, he was in love with Muggleborn witch all his life, he tells Phineas Nigellus not to use the word Mudblood, he is clearly against Dark Magic as an adult and teaches kids how to fight back, and most of his detentions are done without magic even in Deathly Hallows when he sends kids off to the forest for an evening with Hagrid to make it all sound scary to the rather stupid Death Eaters who don't have a clue.

That's the genius in Snape because he has stopped crossing many lines and given up being a Death Eater, but still manages to stay under the radar of the Death Eaters and fool the Dark Lord. It wouldn't be so satisfying as a plotline if Snape were still as bad as they are. He would just be another bad guy in the crowd, but he isn't.

Snape even worries about his eternal soul and doesn't want to kill a man who is dying anyway in a wartime situation. He only does it when there is no other way out, and then he only wishes to stay alive so he can continue to help Harry.

That doesn't actually paint a picture of this dark and horrible person, but someone who just doesn't have that much of the Dark Side in him anymore. He's redeemed as far as I can tell, and like The Green Woods I believe Snape has put all that behind him, in my opinion.

Bad temper? Yes. Like many of the other characters including Harry and Molly Weasley, he shouts and throws tantrums. Like many of the characters including Harry, Ron, the Twins, and Sirius Black he is sarcastic and has a dark sense of humor. He also doesn't mind threatening people, but amazingly most of the violence he threatens to do never comes to pass - much like Harry, Ron, the Twins, and Sirius Black. It's all talk and no action. As Voldemort says in Book One, he "looks the part" but appearances can be deceiving.

By the end of Deathly Hallows, Snape doesn't come across as a scary guy, and I don't think Harry would name his son after a scary guy anyway. Just my opinion.


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However, I don't understand how Sirius and his friends felt Snape was a bully?
Actually I don't really remember they did think this? I thought it was a mutual thing, Remus (or Sirius) says something like Snape didn't miss an opportunity to hex James and James did the same, etc. Though it's been a while I read the books.

Oh and a bad characteristics the moderators forgot to include in the poll: His teaching methods, his unfairness in teaching specially regarding some particular students.



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My problem is when people paint Snape as darker than he actually was in the canon.
I'm pretty sure you're not the only one. I personally have the same problem, but the other way around. there's a terribly amusing comic by zorm. I can't link it because well, I guess this would be mending the rules beyond toleratable level, but you can search "Canon Vs Fanon Snape" on this art page and this will be a quite funny (but also very accurate) summary of the problem I personally have with Snape fans


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there's a terribly amusing comic by zorm. I can't link it because well, I guess this would be mending the rules beyond toleratable level, but you can search "Canon Vs Fanon Snape" on this art page and this will be a quite funny (but also very accurate) summary of the problem I personally have with Snape fans


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*gigglesnort* Spit my tea over the keyboard Thaaanks. That was hilarious. But I still like the canon Snape so much more than the erm... was the term fanon. To me, the canon Snape is is so much more human than many other characters. With all his flaws, he is THE man in the series .

But to answer the study qestions presented in the first post. Or at least some of them.

1. Do you think he wanted or needed Harry's forgiveness on some level?
In my opinion he definitely needed Harry's forgiveness, at least subconsciously. Did he want it? I am not sure and if he did, he would never admit it.

2. What do you think would Snape say about Albus Severus?
He would call Albus Severus pinheaded and other just as flattering names. And yes, that was sarcasm if someone missed that . But secretly he would be flattered.

3. Based on how his character is supposed to end up: if you could change/improve one thing about Snape, what would it be?

This is a hard question. I think we need to start with Do I want to change him? That is not a given because I love him just as he is. I would maybe tone down his vindictiveness, but not much.

4. What do you think Snape would have done, if he had survived DH?
I think Harry would have put a good word for him if he went to court. And I like to think that he would retire some remote location where he could be happy with his potions. Maybe sell them too.

5. Do you agree with the author's take on Snape's character as revealed in interviews?
I shamefully admit that I am not very big on reading interviews. So not really sure.

6. Do you think Snape would have moved on if Lily had not died? Would he have turned to the good side in that case?
Something might have happened for him to turn to the light, but I am not sure. I think Severus' weakness was his inability to move on.

7. Snape is revealed to have been acting throughout the series out of love for Lily, how does this effect your view of his actions in the series - his "murder" of Dumbledore, his treatment of Sirius.
Snape is just a man with red blood in his veins. And to me men are mystery. To be serious, his reasons for acting as he did does not matter to me. What matters is that he acted the way he did. In Sirius' case... I wanted to treat my bullies the same way. I like Sirius, but somethimes he acted very immature, like Severus did. Dembledore's death, it was inevitable. And it had to be done.

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He does not give explanations for his actions, he blames no one for his poor choices and he stands up facing Dumbledore's disgust without backing off and without a word to justify his actions; he agrees to help Dumbledore and then that's it.
Good point! If you compare Severus's behaviour here with how Peter behaved in the shack - all that grovelling and making excuses - the difference is quite stark.

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For some reason, I never got the impression that he hated muggleborns.
Me neither. I always considered his prejudice as something he adopted to fit in. Of course that doesn't excuse it in any way, btu I don't think he had the sort of ingrained prejudice that, for example the Malfoys have.

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I can see why one would interpret adult Snape as not taking responsibility for his actions because of his vindictiveness, but I think the problem lies with the way he handles his guilt. To me, not taking responsibiltiy means to not even acknowledge you're at fault or just ignoring the problem. Snape I think does not ignore what happened. He knows what he did was part of how Lily died, decides to prepare and work to protect Lily's son, and he lives with that guilt everyday. Which is a huge part of why he's so bitter, I think.
Completely agree! He cannot forgive himself so he is always burdened by his guilt which is why he is so bitter. Those inner demons that haunt him night and day - and there is Harry a constant reminder not just of Lily's love for James but for the part he (Severus) played in her death. IMO forgiveness is a big t6heme in the books and Snape is a classic example of what happens when people can't forgive themselves.

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But as regards Harry, Lily's son, I think it was too painful for Snape to examine his feelings and try to get beyond that ancient grudge. It was easier to give into the bitterness and take it out on the boy. If he had not given in to this darker side of himself, he would have made life a lot easier for himself ... and Harry.
I so agree with this!

In turning his back on Voldemort he was giving up his dream of becoming powerful, which was also as he saw it, his route to winning Lily's love. IMO this was a huge turnabout and although his treatment of Harry was wrong I think that in the big scheme of things it was relatively unimportant. Many people have had teachers worse than Snape - that does not make Snape's treatment of Harry okay but it does put it into perspective when you consider the context of that within the main plot of the book.

I do consider Harry's forgiveness of Snape as a great thing (as in a really big thing)for him to have done. But Harry is the hero and as such we can expect great things from him. If Snape had forgiven James nad got over Harry being Lily and James son then I think that would have made him greater than Harry! Something that Rowling obviously wasn't going to do.

IMO Rowling gave us Lockhart to show us that being nice and obviously heroic is highly overrated. Lockhart contrasted so absolutely with Snape (I am reminded of Lizzie's observation of Darcy and Wickham in 'Pride and Prejudice' - "One has all the goodness and the other all the appearance of it") that in my mind once Lockhart was shown to be such an out and out fraud I felt sure that Snape would be the 'real thing'

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My problem is when people paint Snape as darker than he actually was in the canon. We never see him torture anyone, or use Unforgivables, he tells Harry not to use Unforgivables, he was in love with Muggleborn witch all his life, he tells Phineas Nigellus not to use the word Mudblood, he is clearly against Dark Magic as an adult and teaches kids how to fight back, and most of his detentions are done without magic even in Deathly Hallows when he sends kids off to the forest for an evening with Hagrid to make it all sound scary to the rather stupid Death Eaters who don't have a clue.
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He also doesn't mind threatening people, but amazingly most of the violence he threatens to do never comes to pass - much like Harry, Ron, the Twins, and Sirius Black. It's all talk and no action. As Voldemort says in Book One, he "looks the part" but appearances can be deceiving.
Snape seems to paint a big bad picture of himself which bears very little resemblance to the man he actually is. I am sure that someone who is as socially awkward as Severus would have hated teaching and would have been terrified in his early lessons particularly because he was so young and some of the older students would remember Snape as a pupil. I feel sure that he cultivated this scarey persona as a survival mechanism - and it worked! All the kids were scared of him which made his life as a teacher a lot easier.
But when you look at what Snape actually does - well it is all talk. The things he actually does to Harry are no worse than what other characters such as Ron Hermione or Lupin do to friends and family.


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Actually I don't really remember they did think this? I thought it was a mutual thing, Remus (or Sirius) says something like Snape didn't miss an opportunity to hex James and James did the same, etc. Though it's been a while I read the books.

Oh and a bad characteristics the moderators forgot to include in the poll: His teaching methods, his unfairness in teaching specially regarding some particular students.




I'm pretty sure you're not the only one. I personally have the same problem, but the other way around. there's a terribly amusing comic by zorm. I can't link it because well, I guess this would be mending the rules beyond toleratable level, but you can search "Canon Vs Fanon Snape" on this art page and this will be a quite funny (but also very accurate) summary of the problem I personally have with Snape fans


(as always, take this with a bit of sense of humour, willya? )
Well, that hits the nail on the head and no mistake.


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I think Snape was a good guy who made mistakes.


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Old July 13th, 2009, 8:27 pm
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis v.12

Hmm, I actually saw Snape as pretty genuinely nasty to the kids. I think it's true that in hindsight some of his actions were misinterpreted/misunderstood, but I don't think that the DH revelations were meant to absolve him of his behavior. I remember distinctly a scene where Umbridge is observing his class and making him angry and he just bitterly takes out his anger on Harry. He also had some pretty memorable tantrums. I don't think it's necessary to gloss over his bad qualities to appreciate his good ones. Ultimately, what I think is important is that Harry forgave him...that's an act that speaks to Harry's goodness, not Snape's.

On the same side of that coin, I also don't think it's necessary to whitewash how the Marauders treated Snape. They were human and did some cruel things that can't be explained away. That doesn't change the good things they did. In fact, that's what I liked about the characters: the marauders and Snape, that they were "real" in this way, capable of good and bad actions. And, this is off topic, I really wish Lily had been portrayed as human too. Maybe she could have put flubberworms in Snape's bed for calling her a mudblood or something.


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Old July 13th, 2009, 10:12 pm
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis v.12

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I'm pretty sure you're not the only one. I personally have the same problem, but the other way around.
Yep, there are definitely two sides. But I was just saying that if we only talk on and on about Snape's flaws and the few mistakes he makes as a young man, we miss all the things he does right in the canon as an adult. It would have been alot harder for Harry to forgive him if he had been a one-sided cardboard Death Eater.

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there's a terribly amusing comic by zorm. I can't link it because well, I guess this would be mending the rules beyond toleratable level, but you can search "Canon Vs Fanon Snape" on this art page and this will be a quite funny (but also very accurate) summary of the problem I personally have with Snape fans


(as always, take this with a bit of sense of humour, willya? )
Sure ~ I couldn't find the comic actually. But nothing can spoil my pre-HBP good mood.


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I happen to know by memory exactly which comic that is (I love zorm's Snape. He looks like a giant Klingon! ) Rest assured, very few of the Snape fans here believe in the fanon Snape of that comic.
Besides, his nose isn't magnificent enough!


I would have to agree with TGW that even young Snape took responsibility of his actions. From what we're shown, he seems to be completely aware of where he went wrong.

What I think really drove Snape into the DEs (apart from a need to be accepted, obviously) wasn't irresponsibility, but a desire for revenge. He'd been treated foully by some Muggles and some of those who outright opposed Voldemort, and so, thinking only of his own hurts, he took the one big opportunity he had to get back at people like his father, Petunia, and James. That's not exactly irresponsibility, but the vindictiveness others have mentioned before.


ETA: Here's the comic. Fanon Snape there looks too much like a younger Sirius.


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I thought it was a mutual thing, Remus (or Sirius) says something like Snape didn't miss an opportunity to hex James and James did the same, etc. Though it's been a while I read the books.
Actually what was said was that in the 7th year Snape didn't miss an opportunity to hex James. To me that fact that it is specified as the 7th year means that a change in behaviour is marked and thus he did not hex James at every opportunity before that.


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Oh my goodness, that comic is too funny! Thanks for the direct link. The enchanting dungeon odor and magical mystery flower are perfect..hee hee...I am a fan of any and all silliness....


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Actually what was said was that in the 7th year Snape didn't miss an opportunity to hex James. To me that fact that it is specified as the 7th year means that a change in behaviour is marked and thus he did not hex James at every opportunity before that.
This is a good point and it would fall in line with Severus' anger over losing Lily.


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