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

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
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
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
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
James Potter was an incredibly talented, good-looking, brave and most importantly, GOOD person. He and Snape shared a Malfoy/Harry relationship; Jo HAS confirmed that James wasn't bullying him. Snape got back at him a lot. James hated and was disgusted by Snape's Dark Arts infatuation (much like Harry at Draco) and this was his unconscious reason for troubling him. He had a huge, HUGE crush on Lily Evans, his pretty fellow Gryffindor with red hair and green eyes. She used to despise him for how he behaved with Snape but also secretly admired him for his bravely and loyalty, one example being when he saved Snape's life down at the Whomping Willow without a concern for his own. His crush eventually grew out into love, and she agreed, after years of him asking her out, to go out with him. She fell in love with him too, and Snape hated James for that. But please let us not forget that SNAPE was the reason they got killed in the first place and James died out of love for Lily and his son Harry. James used to be proud and arrogant but he grew out of it. Snape remained a bully. So, overall, 'James Potter' can be used as a definition of 'extremely-and-absolutely-charming-amazing-and-handsome-brave-person' and also for someone following the object of his affections who doesn't like him back. Well, not YET! ;)
Take my advice, Mark, and don't go pulling a James Potter on Sophia. She really does NOT like you, whatever you may think
(in contradiction to the girl actually having a hidden crush on the guy as compared to what JK Rowling implied was the case with Lily)
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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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