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** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling ways Sirius can behave in order to deliberately offend his father (such as mocking him for being unable to stand up against Acturus, and openly wishing for his death), one can almost sympathize with Mr. Black when he resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.
* TheWoobie: Regulus. Having almost died to steal Voldemort's Horcrux, and thus betraying the Dark Lord, he is now confined to his brother's flat and lives under the constant threat of being found out and probably tortured and killed. Being reunited with his brother means that he's going to be once again overshadowed by Sirius, as both his parents exert most of their attention and energy trying to control their wayward son once more, while ignoring Regulus.

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** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him frequently stating how worthless little he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. cares about Sirius's wishes and emotional well-being. But seeing the appalling ways Sirius can behave in order to deliberately offend his father Orion (such as mocking him for being unable to stand up against Acturus, his father's bullying, and openly wishing for his death), one can almost sympathize with Mr. Black when he resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, Arcturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.
* TheWoobie: Regulus. Having almost died to steal Voldemort's Horcrux, and thus betraying the Dark Lord, he is now confined to his brother's flat and lives under the constant threat of being found out by the Death Eaters and probably tortured and killed. Being reunited with his brother means that he's going to be once again overshadowed by Sirius, as both his parents exert most of their attention and energy trying to control their wayward son once more, while ignoring Regulus.


** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling ways Sirius can behave in order to deliberately offend his father, one can almost sympathize with Mr. Black when he resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.

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** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling ways Sirius can behave in order to deliberately offend his father, father (such as mocking him for being unable to stand up against Acturus, and openly wishing for his death), one can almost sympathize with Mr. Black when he resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.


** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling ways Sirius can behave in order to deliberately offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.

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** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling ways Sirius can behave in order to deliberately offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black when he resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.


** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling way Sirius can behave in order to deliberately offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.

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** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling way ways Sirius can behave in order to deliberately offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lucretia Prewett nee Black steals the scene every time she appears, with many comments expressing delight at her hilariously wild antics and witty insights. Her habit of getting under her family's nerves never fail to make an enjoyable read.



** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling way Sirius can go out of his way to offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own father, Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been to him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.

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** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling way Sirius can go out of his way behave in order to deliberately offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own father, [[AbusiveParent father]], Acturus, [[TroubledAbuser had been to towards him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.him.
* TheWoobie: Regulus. Having almost died to steal Voldemort's Horcrux, and thus betraying the Dark Lord, he is now confined to his brother's flat and lives under the constant threat of being found out and probably tortured and killed. Being reunited with his brother means that he's going to be once again overshadowed by Sirius, as both his parents exert most of their attention and energy trying to control their wayward son once more, while ignoring Regulus.


** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling way Sirius often goes out of his way to offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line, especially when his own father, Acturus, is, by all accounts, even an even ''worse'' parent than Orion is. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.

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** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling way Sirius often goes can go out of his way to offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line, especially when his line--especially when, by all accounts, Orion is still a better parent to Sirius than ''his'' own father, Acturus, is, by all accounts, even an even ''worse'' parent than Orion is.[[TroubledAbuser had been to him]]. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.

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* JerkassWoobie:
** Sirius had been raised in an oppressive family environment that disapproves of his life choices, and he grew up being [[TheUnfavorite unfavorably compared]] to his [[TheDutifulSon younger brother]], which gives him a thirst to prove himself. When he is unexpectedly reunited with his parents, they waste no time trying to put him back in their leash (literally, in Orion's case), and force him to return to the life and responsibilities he most certainly do not want. What keeps him from being a straight Woobie is that Sirius is not entirely without fault in the conflicts he finds himself in--he often deliberately provoke and insult his parents, who, contrary to his belief, are ''not'' heartless monsters wholly intent on making him miserable. He also picks a fight with his friends when they dare to suggest that just ''maybe'' he should try to be less prejudiced about his family and at least try to play nice with them a little bit.
** Orion as well. Arrogant, bigoted, and emotionally manipulative, he treats Sirius with open contempt and blackmails him into doing his bidding, while also telling him how worthless he thinks his older son is, implying that he only sees Sirius as a tool for his schemes. But seeing the appalling way Sirius often goes out of his way to offend his father, one can almost sympathize with him when Mr. Black resorts to more drastic measures to keep his son in line, especially when his own father, Acturus, is, by all accounts, even an even ''worse'' parent than Orion is. And given the tremendous strain he's put through because of the situation with Regulus, compounded with his apparent poor health (which his family knows nothing about), it's no surprise that many readers feel sorry for him.

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