Early Life (1960 - 1971)
James Potter was born on 27 March 1960 to Fleamont and Euphemia Potter; pure-blood wizards of considerable wealth and prestige. James' conception was very surprising, as his parents had given up on having a child after failing to conceive a child earlier in their marriage, and as such, his parents were quite old; his mother gave birth to him at the age of 51. As a "miracle child," James was pampered a great deal during his youth, leading him to become arrogant, boastful, and proud, but deep down, he was a good person.
Hogwarts years (1971 - 1978)
In 1971, James began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and to his surprise, was sorted into Ravenclaw.
Personality and traits
- Orion Black: "Seems like a nice boy, comes from a good pure-blood family."
- Sirius Black: "He's a bloody arrogant git father, don't let him fool you."
- — Sirius Black and his father after encountering James at the 1974 Quidditch World Cup
When it came to friends, he was very loyal; he supported his friend Remus Lupin upon learning of his Lycanthropy condition, showing that he did not hold prejudice towards werewolves, and despite being a pure-blood himself, he strongly disagreed with the blood purity ideology and prejudice attitudes of many pure-bloods towards Muggle-borns.
Although a talented wizard, James didn't put much effort into his studies, and became rather lazy thanks to his photographic memory. Why he was Sorted into Ravenclaw is a mystery in his mind.