|"I show not your face but your heart's desire."|
In his first year, he caught Draco Malfoy trying to steal the birds in the seventh-floor corridor, but was too frightened to tell anyone about it due to being intimidated by Draco and his friends. Harry Potter gave him some Cauldron Cakes and afterwards he felt good enough to tell Harry what he knew. James also played informal Quidditch matches with other students during his first year.
The name "James" is the English form of the Late Latin name Iacobus which was derived from Ιακωβος (Iakobos), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) (First appearance) (Nintendo DS version only)
Notes and references
- Several student NPCs in the Half-Blood Prince video game for Nintendo DS refer to James as a first year, indicating that he started at Hogwarts in 1996, as the game is set during the 1996-1997 school year.
- "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game) - NDS version