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For many of us, Alan Rickman's performance as the slimy, sallow skinned Potions Teacher at Hogwarts defined our Potter-obsessed childhoods. Whether he was your biggest nightmare, or made your little Slytherin heart cheer with joy, Rickman's masterful skill at bringing Severus Snape to life on screen was a thrill we'll NEVER forget.

Remember first time you were properly introduced to Severus Snape the Potions teacher? You were probably more scared than the fictional students in that class.

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That time he muttered the immortal line you spent the next 3 years quoting at all your friends when they did something suspicious.

"People will think you're... UP... to something."

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When you thought he was trying to kill Potter, so you hated him. But it turned out he was saving Potter, so you loved him.

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"You were seen... by no less than SEVVVEEENNNN Muggles!"

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Then there was that time you discovered he was a duelling expert and you cheered when he sent Lockhart flying.

And you spent the next week laughing because you thought he said 'Asparagus'.

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That time Neville's Boggart made your entire life. #GrandmaSeverus

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And when he uttered this iconic and unforgettable line.

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There was that moment when he threw himself in front of the trio to save them from Werewolf misery.

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And when he had finally had enough of Ron's FOOLISH behaviour.

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When he tried to train Potter in Occlumency and you just thought this entire performance deserved some kind of award.

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When he completely destroyed Dolores Umbridge in two words like an absolute BOSS.

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When he killed Dumbledore and you HATED him but then realised it was part of the greater plan... so you loved him again.

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When this happened and you thought it was the most BADA$$ move Snape had EVER pulled. 

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This heart wrenching moment that we've all tried to remove from our minds.

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And the one that's impossible to forget. 

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So thank you, Alan Rickman, for bringing Snape to life beyond our wildest imaginations. 


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