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However, Hagrid told him that Dumbledore had made arrangements to send Harry to Lily's sister, Petunia. Sirius conceded after an argument and gave Hagrid his flying motorcycletelling him he wouldn't need it; nevertheless, after Hagrid had handed over the baby, he intended to return Black his bike, but never got the chance.
Pettigrew murdering twelve Muggles after being confronted by Sirius about the death of Lily and James Potter. After leaving Godric's Hollow, Sirius, overcome with grief and rage, tracked Pettigrew down, determined to kill him in vengeance.
However, Pettigrew outwitted Black: confronted by Sirius on a city street, he shouted out that it was Sirius who betrayed the Potters, and then created a huge explosion on the street with a powerful Blasting Cursekilling twelve Muggles in the process and enabling him to fake his own death and escape in his Animagus form, leaving a severed finger behind as evidence.
The surviving Muggles who witnessed the event were pretty certain they saw Sirius murder their twelve companions and Pettigrew with the curse, and Fudge claimed to have seen Sirius laughing maniacally at the scene of the crime. Sirius was arrested by the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and sentenced by Barty Crouch Snr to life imprisonment in Azkaban without a trial for thirteen counts of murder with the Blasting Curse, giving the information about the Potters' whereabouts which lead to their death and service to Lord Voldemort.
Pettigrew was unjustly awarded the Order of MerlinFirst Class for his confrontation with Sirius, which, along with the finger that they recovered, were "posthumously" given to his mother. As time passed, due to misconceptions, many believed that Black drew his wand and killed Pettigrew before the other had a chance of even drawing.
Even the other remaining Marauder, Remus, believed it was Sirius who betrayed their brotherhood. Sirius during his imprisonment in Azkaban. Driven to the brink of madness, he retained his sanity by focusing on his innocence, which he said in the Shrieking Shack was " more an obsession than a happy thought "; it could not be detected by the Dementors, but still allowed him to maintain a sense of self and regain enough strength to transform into his Animagus form in his cell.
Since Dementors have difficulty sensing the less complex emotions of animals, he was able to remain relatively unaffected as a dog. It was Sirius at all trouble to them, though, since they thought it meant he was losing his mind like every other convict in their custody, including Bellatrix and some of her fellow Death Eaters. However, his brooding over his friends' deaths and Pettigrew's betrayal became an obsession as well.
This was due to hearing many different theories regarding why Harry survived Voldemort's attack being made by the confined Death Eaters, the most persistent of which indicating that they believed Pettigrew to have betrayed them since the Dark Lord met his downfall on Peter's information. This most likely meant that Pettigrew went into hiding as a rat in hopes of avoiding the half of Voldemort's followers who avoided imprisonment, afraid that they will be motivated to kill him if his continuing existence became known, if not return to their master.
Sirius waited until any sources reached within the prison walls leading to the discovery that Pettigrew was staying with a wizarding family as a rat to keep up on current news about Voldemort, all while getting very weak with no hope of driving the Dementors back without his wand, which was taken from him and stored away under Ministry of Magic safety repercussions. BySirius' mother died, leaving the Black house-elf Kreacher alone in the house, which was thus left abandoned. Sirius Black wanted poster posted around HogwartsHogsmeade and other magical locations.
InSirius became the first known person ever to escape from Azkaban. After receiving an issue of the Daily Prophet from Cornelius Fudge during an inspection, he discovered that Pettigrew was indeed hiding in his Animagus form as Ron Weasley 's pet rat, Scabbers. Filled with the desire for revenge and concern for Harry, Sirius took his Animagus form and thinned from undernourishment was able to slip through the bars of his cell and past the Dementors.
He swam across the North Sea back to the mainland and to freedom. First, he made his way to Little Whinging to catch a glimpse of his godson as a teenager, where his Animagus appearance startled Harry before the Knight Bus turned up.
News of his escape caused an unprecedented panic, as he was the first escapee of the notorious prison, and many people believed that he was planning another mass murder, as well to murder Harry in a mad attempt to bring Lord Voldemort back. The Muggle authorities were warned that Black was dangerous. Sirius took refuge around Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forestwhere he was spotted a few times and mistaken by Harry for the Grim. He made the acquaintance of Hermione Granger 's cat Crookshankswho had recognised that Sirius was not actually a dog, and who had also recognised Peter for what he was.
Crookshanks attempted to bring Peter to Sirius, but Ron was very protective of his so-called pet. Sirius also spent some of his time in the Shrieking Shack planning various ways in which to catch Pettigrew. Half-crazed and desperate, Sirius sneaked into Hogwarts through the old passageway from the Shrieking Shack and on one occasion slashed the Fat Lady 's portrait when she refused him entrance to Gryffindor Tower on 31 October, Later, he came to view the Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff.
During the match he witnessed Harry's excellent flying skills, which he later commented mirrored James' skills. Eventually, he was able to enter the Gryffindor common room. Peter was nowhere to be found since Sirius' escape had prompted him to once again fake his own death and hide. In June, Sirius caught Ron carrying Scabbers, after the rat had been discovered hiding in Rubeus Hagrid's cabinand dragged both boy and rat through the tunnel under the Whomping Willow to the Shrieking Shack.
Harry and Hermione Granger followed, the former intent on confronting Sirius about the supposed betrayal of his parents, despite the obvious differences in their ages and skill levels; Sirius' weakened state due to being on the run at that time led to the boy easily, and without a wand, overpowering the older wizard despite Crookshanks' attempts to aid the Animagus.
Once Harry had Sirius at his mercy, Remus Lupinwho had seen Peter on the confiscated Marauder's Mapdisarmed Harry and warmly greeted his old friend.
Together, Lupin and Sirius revealed Peter's true form. Both wanted to kill their former friend for betraying James and Lily, but Harry prevented them from doing so, believing that it would be better to force Pettigrew to face justice at the hands of the Dementors.
That, and he did not want his father's friends to become murderers, as he did not think that would be what his father wanted. Harry and Sirius pass out after suffering a Dementor attack by the Black Lake. As they made their way back to the castle, Sirius hesitantly asked Harry if he would like to live with him, thinking Harry would not want to; but Harry enthusiastically agreed, thrilled at the idea of leaving the Dursleys and finally having a real home.
Unfortunately, soon after they left the Whomping Willow, Lupin transformed under the full moon and, having forgotten to take the Wolfsbane Potion in the wake of discovering Pettigrew, was uncontrollable. In order to protect Harry, Ron, and Hermione from Lupin, Sirius turned back into a dog, giving Pettigrew an opening to escape and flee. Sirius was weakened following his encounter with Lupin's werewolf form and could not protect himself when hundreds of Dementors guarding Hogwarts arrived.
Harry and Hermione had followed Sirius and found him lying unconscious and surrounded by the hooded creatures, he attempted to perform the Patronus Charm but to no avail. The Dementors nearly succeeded in sucking out Sirius' soul until a powerful Patronus resembling a stag warded them off.
Sirius was briefly recaptured by Snape and was sentenced to the Dementor's Kissa fate worse than death. Miraculously, and by Albus Dumbledore 's suggestion, Harry and Hermione used Hermione's Time-Turner to help Sirius escape ; as Dumbledore had also hinted that "more than one innocent life" could be saved that night, they rescued the hippogriff Buckbeak from execution, thus granting Sirius a form of travel.
Sirius was once again a wanted man, although alive, soul intact, and innocence known to at least certain people. Soon after his escape, he sent Harry, Ron and Hermione a letter via a tiny, hyperactive owl explaining that it was he who sent Harry the Firebolt for Christmas, and giving Harry permission, as his godfather, to go to Hogsmeade. He also apologised to Ron for the loss of his pet, asking him to accept the owl in place of "Scabbers". Sirius fled Europe beyond the Ministry of Magic 's jurisdiction.
He communicated with Harry, but very seldom to retain the secrecy of his location. However, due to his use of exotic birds, Harry suspected him of hiding somewhere in the tropics. Harry grew to greatly rely on Sirius' advice in time of need. When Harry was mysteriously entered in the Triwizard TournamentSirius, Sirius hid in a cave near Hogsmeade, where Harry, Ron, and Hermione occasionally visited him.
He did this in order to provide Harry with moral support and advice during this hard time. This, in turn, caused Karkaroff to land himself on the wrong side of Death Eaters still loyal to Voldemort, one of the names he gave up was Augustus Rookwood.
Harry told Sirius about seeing Barty Crouch when he was working on the second clue on his way to the prefect's bathroom. Sirius admitted that it was fishy, but told Harry to focus on the task at hand and leave the mystery surrounding Crouch's "illness" to others. Sirius contacting Harry through the Floo Network. When Barty Crouch mysteriously disappeared in the castle grounds after Harry left to retrieve Dumbledore, Sirius warned Harry that someone did not want Crouch to get to the headmaster.
He advised Harry to continue his practice of defensive spells and to never wander off on his own, as times were dangerous. Following the final task of the tournament, Dumbledore summoned Sirius to his office to meet with Harry, who had barely survived an encounter with Lord Voldemort.
Sirius wished for Harry to be allowed to rest for his ordeal but was overruled by Dumbledore. As Harry explained the night's events Sirius nearly interrupted twice and was greatly angered. He also showed signs of strong emotion when he learned that shades of his old friends James and Lily had returned and hid his face in his hands.
Sirius was allowed to stay with Harry in the hospital wing in his dog form — Dumbledore telling Madam Pomfrey that he was very well trained — and remained so even as he heard Cornelius Fudge besmirch Harry and question his credibility on Voldemort's return.
Once the Minister had left Dumbledore began making plans to resist the Dark Lord. He asked Sirius to resume his human form and make his peace with Snape, although neither was pleased Sirius also frightened Molly Weasley when she first saw him as she believed him to be a murderer. Sirius promised to see Harry again soon and left to fulfil his instructions. With Lord Voldemort restored to his physical form, Dumbledore reinstated the Order of the Phoenixsending Sirius to gather the "old crowd" and inform them of the situation.
Unfortunately, as he was still wanted by the authorities, Sirius could never safely leave the house and became quite bitter over his perceived "uselessness". When he briefly left the house to see Harry to the Hogwarts ExpressDraco Malfoy nastily complimented Harry on his "pet dog," which, coupled with comments Malfoy made on the train, suggested that the Malfoys recognised Sirius in his Animagus form.
Harry and Sirius stayed in touch during Harry's school year via owls and the Floo Networkthough Sirius' presence was nearly discovered by Dolores Umbridge during her dictatorial managing of Hogwarts that year.
During Harry's fifth year, some of the adults discredited Sirius' ability to parent Harry and often insinuated that Sirius acted like Harry was James, rather than being a proper father figure to Harry. Throughout Harry's hardships with Umbridge, Sirius encouraged him to oppose her reforms and strongly approved of Harry's secret defensive tutorial group for students, Dumbledore's Army.
His vigorous support of Dumbledore's Army worried Hermione, who thought that Sirius was attempting to live vicariously through them. He also willingly answered all of Harry's questions about the Order and Voldemort, though most of Harry's mentors felt Harry was too young to handle the burden of the truth. During his time confined to the Order's headquarters, Sirius fell into a deep depression.
When Harry and the Weasleys arrived at Grimmauld Place just after Arthur was attacked by NaginiSirius was unshaven and still in his day clothes late at night. He also seemed to have taken to drinking, as he had a " Mundungus-like whiff of stale drink about him ".
However, Sirius made a complete turn-around when the Weasley family and Harry decided to stay at Grimmauld Place over the Christmas holidays for its proximity to St Mungo's, and at one point was heard singing "God Rest Ye, Merry Hippogriffs" at the top of his lungs.
Voldemort used Legilimency to implant a false vision into Harry's mind that Sirius was being tortured in the Department of Mysteriesconvincing Harry that Sirius had in fact been captured.
After giving Severus Snape a cryptic message informing him of the situation and then ditching Umbridge in the Forbidden Forest, Harry, along with Ron, Hermione and fellow D. The students made their way through the deserted Ministry of Magic and gained access to the Department of Mysteriesonly to be ambushed by Death Eaters. Black was seen fighting bitterly with an unknown Death Eater.
Then he pushed Antonin Dolohovwhich tried to curse Harry and use the Summoning Charm on the prophecy. Tragically, however, during a frenzied duel with his hated cousin Bellatrix, Sirius was struck with an unknown spell which caused him to fall through the Veil in the Death Chamber to his death. Harry also blamed himself for Sirius' death.
Black did not get married or have children. As the portrait of Phineas NigellusBlack's deceased great-great-grandfather, stated, the direct line of the ancient Black family ended with Sirius' death. Having no great love for 12 Grimmauld Place, the house that held so many painful memories for Sirius, Harry chose to give it to the Order of the Phoenix for their continued use as Headquarters.
Kreacher, forced to serve Harry by Black's will, was sent to work as a Hogwarts house-elf in the school kitchens an imposition Sirius did nothing to improve Kreacher's hatred of Harry. Buckbeak passed back into Rubeus Hagrid 's care under the assumed name "Witherwings".
Black had given Hagrid an enchanted, flying motorbike sixteen years prior at Godric's Hollow after Black discovered the Potters had been killed.
After begging Hagrid to give him baby Harry - a request Hagrid refused because he had orders to take young Harry to Little Whinging - Black gave Hagrid the bike before setting off to hunt down Peter Pettigrew.
The bike was in Hagrid's possession until it was needed to bring Harry from Number 4 Privet Drive to Order Headquarters shortly before Harry's seventeenth birthday. The bike ended up crashing, as the Order was ambushed by Death Eaters. Ted Tonks collected the debris and sent it to Arthur Weasleywho later repaired the bike. A resurrected Sirius talking with Harry in the Forbidden Forest. Black assured his godson that dying was not painful, that it was faster and easier then falling asleep.
When Sirius reached the fire, he allowed the stone to slip from Harry's hand, thus his parents, Sirius, and Lupin vanished. James Sirius 's personality was very similar to Black. Sirius was a tall, well-built, darkly handsome man with fair skin, medium, lustrous black hair which sometimes appeared light in the sun, striking grey eyes,  and an air of "casual elegance". This vestige of aristocratic beauty is apparently an attribute passed down through the Black Family.
When Harry entered into Snape's memory, he saw a fifteen-year-old Sirius finishing his exams while being ogled by a girl who sat a few rows behind him, due to his considerable good looks and casual yet elegant attitude. Unfortunately, Sirius' handsomeness - much like his imprisoned cousin, Bellatrix - suffered due to the depression and maltreatment he underwent during the twelve years he spent in Azkaban. As a result, Sirius had prematurely aged beyond that of a man in his thirties.
He had a gaunt, sunken face, waxy skin, yellow teeth, and long, matted hair. Harry thought he looked as a corpse might. By November, after his escape, he visited Harry in the Common Room fireplace, and he was described as having short, clean hair and a fuller, younger face, though his physical appearance had yet to fully recover from his imprisonment.
Unfortunately, by the next spring, his condition deteriorated, and he reverted back to a state that was only slightly better than that which he had been in a year ago: unshaven, with a faint scent of stale drink around him, and he did not bother to change his clothes at night presumably a result of his "imprisonment" at the home he utterly despised and his conviction of his apparent uselessness.
He was also branded with a series of tattoos over the chest and arms. Death, however, served to restore him to the peak of his good looks and vitality — his spirit was described as " tall and handsome, and younger by far than Harry had ever seen him in life. He loped with Sirius easy grace, his hands in his pockets and a grin on his face ". Sirius was true to the ideal of a Gryffindor student.
He was true-hearted and brave, as shown by his participation in both wars and willingness to die for those he loved. He was particularly loyal to his best friend, James Pottera fellow Gryffindor. In his youth, he was a witty and talented wizard, but also quite an arrogant and mischievous troublemaker.
He bullied and humiliated those he particularly disliked, namely Severus Snape. He was vicious towards those he hated, sometimes unjustifiably — deliberately sending the teenage Snape off to the Shrieking Shack when Remus Lupin was a full-fledged werewolfwhile knowing that it could be fatal for Severus.
He, along with James, were acknowledged to be some of the most brilliant students Hogwarts had ever seen, as proven by their ability to become Animagi as underage wizards and by the creation of the Marauders' Map. The result of Sirius' nasty temper, the Fat Lady 's portrait in shreds. As an adult, Sirius was shown to be capable of an explosive temper when angered, a trait shared by his mother, Walburga Blackand his mad cousin, Bellatrix Lestrange.
His years in Azkaban contributed dramatically, which was especially evident during and trying persistently to capture Peter Pettigrewgoing to lengths that even Dumbledore commented as not those of an innocent right-thinking man. Later on, he occasionally demonstrated himself to be reckless, immature, and even downright irresponsible. In several instances, he risked getting caught by the Ministry because he felt stir-crazy in his house, and advised Harry to take rash actions. Much of this can likely be attributed to the vast amount of time spent in jail, which stunted his emotional development and making him especially eager to spend time with and protect his loved ones.
However, through it all, Sirius had good intentions. For all his wrath and vengeance toward Pettigrew, he was capable of respecting Harry's request to not murder the man he escaped Azkaban to kill; opting instead to expose Pettigrew a plan that unfortunately failed, with catastrophic results. He also seemed to have possessed a superb mental control that contrasted sharply with his passionate and impulsive nature.
The fact that he was able to completely resist the psychological effects of the Dementors for so many years suggests that he had an unusually strong sense of self, and therefore was capable of withstanding long periods of emotional torture and despair.
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