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Challenge Details

Challenge IssuerGreywizard
Challenge NameXander Harris is really Sirius Black
Challenge TypePersonal Challenge
Category Harry Potter
DescriptionWhen Sirius Black was knocked through the Veil at the Department of Mysteries by Bellatrix’s spell, he ended up being thrown back through time and space and de-aged as well, before winding up in Sunnydale, CA as an apparently abandoned infant. As the Fates (who are total bastards) would have it, he is soon adopted by Tony and Jessica Harris.

Growing up in Sunnydale, everything in his life goes according to canon until the episode ‘Tabula Rasa’ (air date – November 13, 2001), when the crystal Willow used for the memory spell shatters and Xander regains ALL of his memories – including those of his life as Sirius Black: Wizard, prankster, Animagus and godfather to Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived.

The explanation for why he always seemed so attractive to demons is obvious now – they could sense his magical core and hoped to be able to steal it from him. And the reason he and magic never seemed to get along was because his magical core was overpowering any spell he was involved in and warped the spell beyond the spellcaster’s original intent. (The reason the Joining Spell worked was because he was so focused on the spell succeeding that he unconsciously poured his power into the spell and augmented Willow’s power.)

So, what happens next?

Does Xander try to return to his home dimension, the Wizarding World, to try to help Harry?

Or does he stay in Sunnydale and help Buffy fight the Big Bads trying to end the world with the aid of his newly regained knowledge of magic? After all, with a full set of memories back, he’s got a much better intrinsic knowledge of spells and magic than Willow does (since she was basically self-taught) or Giles (who’s never really demonstrated more than an elementary ability to manipulate magic), so he should be a much greater help to Buffy now.

Here's an idea: Maybe when Caleb is attacking the Potentials in the winery, Xander shifts to his dog form and rips out the would-be preacher’s throat before he can hurt anyone else.

And you just KNOW that he’s going to ask Faith if she wants to do it doggie-style again. ;-)

Come on, have fun with this. ;-)
Challenge Date11 Jun 07
Last Updated16 May 08

Challenge Responses

Xander Harris, formerly and once again Sirius Black, begins his new life.
Only the author can add chapters to this story Harry Potter > Xander-Centered • Greywizard • FR13 • Chapters [4] • Words [10,116] • Recs [3] • Reviews [61] • Hits [25,324] • Published [24 Aug 11] • Updated [3 Sep 13] • Completed [No]
As it turns out, Sirius Black really didn't die when he fell through the Veil.
Only the author can add chapters to this story Harry Potter > General • Greywizard • FR13 • Chapters [1] • Words [9,885] • Recs [3] • Reviews [18] • Hits [13,448] • Published [20 Dec 09] • Updated [20 Dec 09] • Completed [Yes]