THIS. THIS is why I hate Snape so much. Everyone says he's such a tragic hero, but he's NOT. He's a bully, and instead of taking kids under his wing, because he KNOWS what it's like to be bullied, he bullies them more than anyone else. Snape is not a tragic hero. A tragic person, sure. But Snape was never a hero. And Remus Lupin was. Every day.