25 Snape Memes In Honor Of Alan Rickman

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When this article was originally published last week, it was to celebrate the 56th birthday of Harry Potter character Severus Snape. Today, it's to remember the actor who played him, Alan Rickman. As reported earlier, Rickman died of cancer January 14 at age 69, leaving millions of Potter fans heartbroken.

Though the mood has transformed from celebratory to somber, we're paying tribute to the acting legacy Rickman left behind. Something tells us we'll be seeing a lot of these circulating around the web for a long time to come.

This story was originally published on January 8.

J.K. Rowling fans know that the beloved author has an eye for detail. Even the most minor Harry Potter character comes with a backstory, right down to his or her lineage, sexual orientation, and religious background. They also get birthdays. And guess who's celebrating his this week?

That would be one Severus Snape, who, according to Potter experts, would be turning 56 on January 9. It's hard to imagine a more sulky birthday boy, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate for him. We'd settle for a round of firewhisky shots and some chocolate frogs, but they're pretty hard to come by. How about we bust out some clever Snape memes instead?

Click through for 25 memes inspired by your favorite Slytherin (and hopeless romantic).
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500 points to anyone who remembers.
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Or a sorting hat.
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Kim K. without the contouring.
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Once Hans Gruber, always Hans Gruber.
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Contrary to popular belief, Snape is not into death metal.
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It's a trap.
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Let's see you handle this, Samuel L. Jackson.
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Date night just took a kinky turn.
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When your Pinterest project lets you down.
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Snape and Dumbledore in happier times.
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This could get a real workout during the next presidential debate.
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Snape flies American?
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So, so worth it.
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Magical memory tears > salty, snotty tears.
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Life will be a lot easier if you just post this to every engagement announcement from here on out.
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Can't say we blame Lily.
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The Quidditch tailgating party was off to a bad start.
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It's hard out there for a fake Death Eater.
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Co-starring Gilderoy Lockhart as Carlton.
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Or, mourning her death, then treating her son like a disease.
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Be right back: setting this as new Tinder profile.
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When you sprain your ankle on the dance floor.
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The petition for a Snape man bun starts now.
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The perfect meme to motivate your countless post-holiday deadlines.
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When your DVR fails to record Game of Thrones. Just kidding. You're LIVID.