Lyall Lupin
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Authority on Non-Human Spirituous Apparitions[1]



"Werewolves are soulless, evil, deserving nothing but death."
—Lyall Lupin[src]

Lyall Lupin (b. 1928[1]) was a Welsh pure-blood wizard, husband to Hope Howell and father of Remus John Lupin[1].


Early lifeEdit

Lyall Lupin was born into the pure-blood Lupin family somewhere in Wales, in 1928[1]. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Gryffindor House[1].

Early careerEdit

Upon graduating, Lyall decided to take his studies on Defence Against the Dark Arts even further and, by the time was thirty, had become a world-renowned authority on Non-Human Spirituous Apparitions[1].

In the fall of 1958, Lyall was investigating a series of Boggart attacks in a Welsh forest, when he heard a woman screaming[1]. Sprinting into the nearby field where the disturbance had come from, he stumbled upon his future wife, a beautiful and intelligent insurance worker named Hope Howell, whose imagination was so overactive that she had seen the Boggart and made it take a form: that of a large, snarling, evil-looking man bearing down on her in the gloom[1].

Lyall banished the Boggart with a wave of his wand, and Hope fell to him immediately, falsely believing that he had chased her would-be attacker away[1]. His first words of reassurance died in his throat as he looked upon her, noticing how beautiful she was[1].


Lyall took Hope home, and soon the two fell in love; although Lyall admitted to her, somewhat ashamed, some months later that she hadn't been in any danger, she still loved him just as much[1]. To his incredulous delight, she accepted when he proposed marriage and threw herself into preparations for the wedding[1].

Remus John Lupin was born after a years' marriage; a happy, healthy little boy, he immediately showed signs of magic and both parents dreamed happily of when he might attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, following in his father's footsteps[1].


Unfortunately, tragedy intervened; Lyall was called in by the Ministry of Magic for the trial of Fenrir Greyback, being an expert on Dark creatures[1]. Greyback was being tried for the gruesome murders of two Muggle girls, but was pretending to be a Muggle tramp; his lack of wand and dirty clothes were enough to convince the rest of the committee, but Lyall was not so easily fooled[1]. He recognised certain telltale signs in Greyback's appearance and behaviour that revealed him to be a werewolf, and called that Greyback should be held in detention until the next full moon, a mere twenty-four hours away[1].

Lyall's comrades laughed at him until he angrily declared that werewolves were evil and soulless and should be killed[1]. Lyall was forced out of the courtroom and Greyback was released with a full apology[1]. He killed the escort and ran off to plan revenge against Lyall for his harsh words at the trial[1].


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