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In his Hogwarts years he was close friends with Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew also known as 'The Marauders', creators of the Marauders Map. In his 5th year at Hogwarts he, Sirius and Peter learned how to become animagus (very advanced magic) in order to accompany Remus on the night of the full moon when he transformed into a werewolf. Potter took the form of a large stag and aquired the nickname 'Prongs' while the others aquired diffrent nicknames to fit their animal of transformation; Sirius became Padfoot, Remus became Moony and Peter became Wormtail.

While in school he was a CHASER not a seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team and was a known trouble maker who enjoyed picking on a slytherin by the name of Severus Snape who they later dubbed Snivellus and Trying to make passes on classmate Lily Evan who until their 7th year at Hogwarts ignored and disliked James. Potter also had a habbit of messing up his already messy hair to give it that 'just-off-the-brook look'

He ended up marrying his red-headed classmate Lily Evans and together they had a son, Harry James Potter. James appointed his best friend, Sirius Black, yong Harry's godfather.
James (who was other wise un-employed) and Lily were both active members of the Firts Order of the Pheonix so naturally they were prime targets for Voldemort so they went into hiding. After preforming a Fedilus Charm on their home in Godrics Hallow they appointed Sirius Black their secret keeper but at the last moment Black suggested they use Peter as secret keeper because Voldemort would never expect it. So under Black's advice Peter became secret keeper, little did the Potters know Pettigrew was working for Voldemort so no more than a week after the charm was cast Pettigrew sold out the Potter's. On Halloween(1981)night when Harry was but one Voldemort invaded the hidden home and killed both elder Potters. James died trying to protect his wife and son.
Poor chap pulled a James Potter. He died for his family.
by Andria. August 25, 2007
 
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AKA Prongs

Harry Potter's deceased Daddy. One time best friend of Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. Murdered while protecting his family from the dark Lord Voldemort.
"Hello, I'm James Potter, and I was a bitch to Snape when we were at Hogwarts."
by Charm March 19, 2004
 
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James Potter was one of the ringleaders of the Marauders, who spent the majoraty of his Hogwarts Years either pulling pranks with his mates Sirius "Padfoot" Black, Remus "Moony" Lupin, and Peter "Wormtail" Pettigrew, or unsuccessfully (until his seventh year) attempting to woe one Lily Evans.

Also known as "Prongs" due to his animagus form of a stag.

Father of Harry Potter.

Was somewhat cruel to one Severus Snape during his school years, and had a habit of messing up his hair (usually when Lily was around) to make it look windswept.

Was a member of the Order of the Phoenix, an anti-Voldemort action group.

Died October 31 1981 defending his wife Lily Evans Potter and son Harry James Potter from the Dark Lord Voldemort.
"Mr Prongs agrees with Mr Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git."

--The Marauders Map, page 211 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Canadian Paperback version.

Lily Evans once thought of James Potter as an ugly, bullying toerag for his treatment of Severus Snape.
by Kot Rose August 26, 2006
 
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AKA Prongs; totally awesome leader of The Marauders; created the Marauder's Map and owned the invisibility cloak; married Lily Evans; fathered Harry Potter; was an Auror and in the OotP; hated Snape and liked to make his life miserable :)
james potter is a freaking awesome dude
by ElphabaPotter March 04, 2011
 
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Born March 27 1960, died October 31 1981

Cause of death: Killed while defending his family from Voldemort

Family: Lily Evans Potter (wife), Harry Potter (son)

Hogwarts: 1971-1978, Gryffindor

Friends:Sirius Black (Padfoot), Remus Lupin (Mooney), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), many others.

Animagus: Stag

Enemies: Severus Snape, Voldemort,

Appearance: Tall, lean, dark hair, hazel eyes, round glasses, said to be very good looking

Personality: Funny, smart, charismatic, charming, romantic, troublesome

Other: Was very good at Quidditch (he played Chaser), liked to play pranks, especially on Slytherins. He loved Lily Evans for a long but undetermined time, and was reported to have asked her out many many times. However, she hated him until she finnally agreed to go out with him in their seventh year. They got married soon afterward, and had Harry Potter (a.k.a. the-Boy-Who-Lived, the-Chosen-One).
James Potter was no doubt one of the bravest people in the Harry Potter series, as he died for his family without a second part. He was popular and had many friends and admireres, was very good at magic, and an excellent athlete.
by Kipler October 20, 2011
 
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Althogh some think he was un-employed that was never said other than in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and that was because if he did have a job it would be a magical job and you couldn't tell a muggle that. Married Lilly Evans who with he had a son Harry Potter, and was a conceited, arrogant, jackass at Hogwarts where he and best friend Sirius Black tortured Severus Snape. Even his own son knows it, though whether James Ever grew out of his asswholeness is unknown but probable.
I've got a job, I ain't no James Potter.
James Potter had a job bitch. Your an arrogant asswhole, so it looks like you are a James Potter
by Michaela M. August 25, 2006
 
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Severus Snape's secret lover. Always has been, always will be. What Snape didn't want to show Harry in the penseive was that Snape had fallen in love with James when James saved Severus from Lupin. Then Lily found out about their love and was jealous so she pretended to like James so Snape would come back to his senses. Snape felt weirded out to talk to James anymore, being always taught that it was wrong to love another man and he did not want to hurt his freind Lily. James was confused by Snape's actions, which led him to curse Snape in front of his freinds. One reason was he felt hurt that Snape was snubbing him, second because he did not want his freinds to realize he was gay. Snape, hurt and confused, refused to speak to James ever again. Snape did not save Harry for Lily, but for James. The End.
Snape loved James Potter, not Lily, you got it all messed up, Jo.
by Nonyo Binness September 30, 2007