Six Little-Known Facts About Severus Snape For The Potterheads

The legacy of Severus Snape remains fierce owing to his role in helping the titular protagonist, Harry Potter, beat Voldemort, with many Potterheads considering him to be a martyr. Snape's impact in the wizarding world has also been felt in the muggle world, and it may have been different if certain events had taken place differently. Snape's backstory and character development are deeper than those depicted in the movies. Here are some magical facts about Severus that you probably did not know about. Death Eater Who Could Conjure a Patronus A Patronus can only be cast through memories of hope and happiness. Owing to this logic, dark wizards cannot conjure a Patronus. As far as viewers and readers know, Snape was the only Death Eater who could conjure a Patronus spell throughout the series. He anonymously sent a doe to help Harry with his mission. The Youngest Professor In Hogwarts History Severus graduated from Hogwarts in the academic year 1977-78, and he made a comeback to the school as a teacher by 1981. At the age of 21, he was the youngest teacher in the history of Hogwarts, tying with Professor Minerva McGonagall for this distinction. Snape’s Father Was A Muggle Snape was born to a witch mother and a Muggle father named Tobias Snape. His father was sometimes abusive and neglectful, which may have added to Snape's disdain for Muggles. He had decided to reject his father's name during his school years, giving himself the moniker "The Half-Blood Prince". He Taught Potions Partly Because Rowling Disliked Chemistry J.K Rowling, in 2015, wrote on Pottermore (now Wizarding World) that Potions class was the Muggle equivalent to chemistry, which was her least favourite subject in school. However, it influenced her decision to make Snape the Potions Master — a disliked teacher among the students of Hogwarts, especially Harry. He Was The "Awful Boy" Petunia Referred To Severus' status as Lily's childhood friend was disclosed in Order of the Phoenix. In the book, Lily's sister Petunia claimed she learned about Dementors from "that awful boy," which was interpreted by Harry to be James Potter. However, Petunia referred to Severus when she had met him as a child. Snape Was A Member Of The Slug Club Professor Slughorn acknowledged Snape's potion-making talents. He was a member of the Slug Club when he was a student. However, the club included students as members whom Slughorn preferred more. As many fans debate whether Severus was a hero or a villain, Rowling herself pointed out; he had both devil-like and saint-like tendencies.