J.K. Rowling Dismisses Severus Snape Rumors

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We certainly are learning a lot about the world of Harry Potter this week, aren't we? So far we've established that poor Florean Fortescue's death was a mistake, and that Hogwarts did have at least one Jewish student. Now, J.K. Rowling is drawing our attention to the mystery surrounding one Professor Severus Snape.
As part of her latest Pottermore exclusives for the holiday season, Rowling has taken it upon herself to clear up some rumors surrounding the Slytherin head. Is dude a vampire or what?
"While it is true that he has an unhealthy pallor, and is sometimes described as looking like a large bat in his long black coat, he never actually turns into a bat,” Rowling wrote. “We meet him outside in the castle by daylight, and no corpses with puncture marks in their necks ever turn up at Hogwarts.”
In other words, no, he's not. Professor Lupin, however? Still totally a werewolf. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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