A character in JK Rowling's Harry Potter. He is introduced in the Prisoner of Azkaban as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, and is seen again in the Order of the Phoenix.

Remus was bitten by Fenrir Greyback as a young child which resulted in him becoming a werewolf. He went to Hogwarts school (after special measures were taken by Albus Dumbledore), and became best friends with Sirius Black, James Potter and Peter Pettigrew.

Remus joined the Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War. Because of his lycanthropy, he never got a job (until his post at Hogwarts), and James Potter helped him financially. Remus thought he lost all of his friends during this time period (James = dead, Sirius = the betrayer, Peter = Dead) but it is later proven that Sirius is innocent (and invites Remus to stay with him), and Peter is the real culprit.

During the Second Wizarding War, he becomes a spy for Dumbledore among the werewolves. He later marries Nymphadora Tonks, and after briefly leaving her, rejoins her and their son, Teddy. The two die in the final battle against Voldemort, leaving their child with Tonks' mother and to be Harry's godson.

Remus is often described as having golden eyes, light brown-grey hair and a prematurely lined face. He is often paired with Sirius Black, although it is proven his real love lies with Tonks. Remus is considered sexy, intelligent, compassionate, self-loathing, slightly idiotic at times, mature and funny.
Remus Lupin has a serious thing for chocolate.
by QuoteGirl December 28, 2009
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Remus, a.k.a Moony, is a former mysterious professor and werewolf who taught Defense of the Dark Arts in the third Harry Potter book. As a character, he provides a strong and mature father figure for Harry, and his highly charming personality contrasts magnificently with the terrible werewolf he becomes every full moon. As a person, he is thoughtful and compassionate, and is always there to lend a hand. He is also very intelligent, but not without a good sense of humor.

Lupin’s strength, optimistic, and considerate personality gives him the name a “drop dead sexy werewolf ” and makes people like me swoon. FanFics usually describe him as having glowing, very intense, soulful amber eyes with soft shaggy brown hair.
You'll know when you've gone too far obsessing over Moony:

1.) you attempted to perform "Avada Kedavra" on your physciatrist when she told you that Remus was a fictional character =)

2.)Every page in your diary has "Remus is coming for me today" written on it
by DarkRose December 14, 2004
AKA Moony or Professor Lupin: Hogwarts Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts.

Sexy and utterly shaggable down-on-his-luck werewolf companion of Sirius Black and James Potter. Occasional fairy-boy and all around diamond-in-the-rough Gryffindor sex-god. Also, hands off as is betrothed to aforementioned Sirius Black
"Hello, I'm Remus Lupin, the only half-decent witch or wizard willing to take the DADA position, if you'll have me"
by Charm March 19, 2004
(Note: This definition is mainly about the Marauder's Era Remus, not the modern day Harry Potter Remus. Most of this information was provided by Jo Rowling herself through interviews and transcripts.)
Remus Lupin was born on March 10th, 1959. Lupin was bitten by the vicious werewolf Fenrir Greyback as a young child (some believe his age to have been around 6), thus becoming a werewolf himself. His parents tried everything but there was no cure. He and his parents were justifiably afraid he would not be able to attend school, but headmaster Albus Dumbledore allowed him to enroll at Hogwarts - as long as certain measures were taken. A house was built in Hogsmeade with a secret passage leading to it from under the Whomping Willow. Lupin was smuggled into this house for his monthly transformations to ensure his safety and the safety of others. The transformation from human to werewolf is difficult and painful, and when isolated from humans or the company of other animals, a werewolf will harm itself with its own teeth and claws out of frustration from not being able to attack. The villagers mistook Lupin's screaming as that of extremely violent ghosts. The house was dubbed "the Shrieking Shack" and became known as the most haunted building in Britain. Although the house was not really haunted at all, Dumbledore promoted this rumour to discourage curious villagers from exploring.
Remus kept his transformations a secret, but his friends James Potter, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew deduced the truth in their third year. By their fifth year they had learnt how to become Animagi themselves to keep him company during his transformations. (A werewolf is only a danger to humans.) He was given the nickname "Moony" by his friends because of his condition. In their sixth year, Sirius Black played a prank on Severus Snape (though Sirius Black, James Potter and Peter Pettigrew hated Snape, Lupin claimed he had no reason to hate him until the 6th book). He told Snape where Remus went every month, knowing full well that Snape could be killed if he approached Lupin in his werewolf state. Snape, being determined to get them in trouble followed Sirius' directions. James stopped Snape part way down the tunnel, saving his life, but Snape saw Remus in werewolf form and was sworn to secrecy by Dumbledore. Snape was never able to forgive Sirius (also James and Remus) for their prank and believed that James' motive in foiling the plan was nothing more than self-interest, to avoid expulsion from Hogwarts. Even though Remus did not know anything of Sirius' prank, Snape loathed and blamed him as well.
Remus was a prefect, though he had trouble exercising discipline over his friends. In an interview, J. K. Rowling linked this to Remus' desire to be liked, "because he's been disliked so often." Remus' main fault is that "he's always so pleased to have friends, so he cuts them an awful lot of slack." Sirius said Remus was the "good boy" in Order of the Phoenix, and Rowling has said he was the "mature" one. Sirius said that Lupin did not participate in his and James' bullying (of Snape, in particular), but Lupin regrets never having told them to stop. He is also noted for being one of the co-creators of the Marauder's Map, which later fell into the ownership of Harry Potter.
He was in the original Order of the Phoenix.
Remus Lupin is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series.
by xxMissRevenge June 07, 2006
The drop dead sexy Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher. Is kind-hearted and compansionate towards his students. Gives special care towards Harry. Becomes a werewolf every fullmoon which adds a mysterious touch to him which makes him shy at times but isnt afraid to stand by and help a friend.
Remus did you perform a charm on me? No? I think its just your charming looks that bedazzled me.
by magic_diva January 05, 2005
the insanely adorable, chocolate-addicted werewolf/former professor in the harry potter book series.

he's sweet and intelligent, which only add to his attractiveness. he's the 'M' in MWPP. the 'M' stands for 'Moony' because he's a werewolf...

in most fanfiction, he tends to get romantically paired with Harry's godfather, Sirius Black. this happens to be my favorite fanfiction pairing.

if you consult any fangirl about his appearance, she will tell you that he has gorgeous amber eyes and long-ish, shaggy, light-brown hair. his clothes are old and have patches on them (he doesn't have much money because nobody will hire a werewolf).

oh, and he always carries this awesome kind of magical chocolate that can cure anything from headaches to dementor attacks to erectile dysfunction! :)
i never did understand why Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, and James Potter were even friends with Peter Pettigrew.
by The Twitchy One June 17, 2007
A rather down-on-his-luck werewolf.
JK disappointed me hugely by killing off him and Dora, somehow I don't think she made many friends doing that. He is often paired with Sirius Black in the world of fandom, but it's so likely, it may as well be canon.
Remus Lupin's scars just make him sexier!
by Remus Lupin's god-daughter June 26, 2009
A Harry Potter character who teaches DADA who is a better werewolf than Jacob Black by far.
Hey there goes Remus Lupin tearing off another arm of Edward Cullen!
by GortonJHS Ninja May 29, 2010
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