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The nickname given to Sirius Black by his friends while in animagus form. Sirius took the form of a large black dog and was given the nickname "Padfoot" by his friends because of the dog's padded feet.
Sirius fought in the first Wizarding War in the Order of the Phoenix alongside his friends, but was later blamed for the death of James and Lily Potter and sent to Azkaban, to which he later escaped 12 years later.
Black dies by the hand of his cousin Bellatrix Lestrange and is pushed into the Veil by one of her curses.

Some other nicknames that Sirius has are: Black, Snuffles (by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger)
"Mr Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor."
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Phrase meaning that a deceased cannot rest in peace until society changes due to the circumstances of a death.
People said rest in power for the unarmed man had been shot by the police.
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padfoot: married to mammoth. mammoth and padfoot will always be together. a person with enormasely large feet. padfoot killed acorn girl.
woahhh check out padfoot and mammoth ooo nice pink outfits!
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Sirius Black's nickname due to the mythical creature that was his animagus. His animagus is the padfoot (aka, Barghest of Yorkshire, Cu Sith, Shriker, Galleytrot, etc), which is a large black dog with gleaming eyes that is supposed to have represented death.

His nickname is very commonly mistaken for being created due to a dog's padded feet, but this is incorrect
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs wrote the Marauder's Map in the Harry Potter series.
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