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He could have been worse by madoldsquib He could have been worse by madoldsquib
Done for "The Beauty Within Snape" challenge at :iconspinners--end: .

Snape's upbringing could have made him a real villain...but yet...
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rababco Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting idea, it's true really. Sure Snape was strict and even kind of mean but I think he could've been way worse. Even with Harry he could've been way worse to him than he was. I've always thought of Snape as the teacher you hate at the time because they're so strict and even mean but as you get older, you begin to appreciate and respect them. Umbridge was far worse, especially Harry (she made the boy write on his hand, it even left a scar.) Snape even brewed a potion to help keep Lupin from turning into deadly werewolf every full moon; he hated the man and yet he helped him.
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eltitere Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist
Man, I love these three vignettes of his life :D
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madoldsquib Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cheers!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I love the triptych style--that is so original! The first panel nearly moved me to tears. I've worked with kids who had similar upbringings and you're right--Snape could have easily become a heartless, amoral villain. Instead he was good, brave and honorable, even if most people could not see through his demeanor and recognize that. Beautiful job! :heart:
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madoldsquib Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I think his ability to tolerate children speaks volumes, heh.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
My friend and I joked that Snape's punishment was being forced to teach!
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janach Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I put a comment like that in one of my SSHG stories: the cruelest thing Dumbledore ever did to Snape was forcing him to teach beginners all those years.

I hope at least he enjoyed his NEWT students, all of them Outstanding. I imagine he treated his seventh years like grad students, giving them research projects and having individual advisory meetings.
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madoldsquib Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
It was Severus's Potioneering Success Boot Camp and Study Group.
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madoldsquib Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hahah. And Neville gets kicked around because he could have died instead of Lily.
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