When it comes to friendship in the Harry Potter series, the Marauders are some of the greatest representation. So why do we love them so much?
With Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, we learned of our love of the Marauders. In the Harry Potter series, this group of friends took our hearts and then J.K Rowling and company have continued to refuse us a continuation on their story. (That may not be fair but we want more Marauders and we’ve yet to get it so we have to blame someone.)
It came to be in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that Harry’s father James and his friends had a special group when they were in school. They were the mischief makers and created a map that held all the secret passages of Hogwarts.
It was the book that taught us of Peter Pettigrew and Remus Lupin and, most of all, Sirius Black. But the important part of the Marauders doesn’t fall on the shoulders of those who are a part of it but rather what they represent.
It shows us that the adults we idolize were not always the adults we see before us. Remus and Sirius seem to know everything and help Harry as best they can but they used to be just like Fred and George, causing mayhem at Hogwarts and even tormenting students for the thrill of it.
The importance of the Marauders lies in how we see those we love and idolize, not necessarily what they did.
The moral of the story? Give us some Sirius, James, Remus and Peter running around as kids. It’d make millions and all us fans would finally be happy. So really, what do the creative powers that be have to lose?