I'm taking into account that everyone knows who this character is by now; or at least I am assuming everyone does, I'd be surprised to hear that you don't. Over the last few years since the release of Order Of The Phoenix, I have been wondering why on earth Rowling decided to kill of the only real family Harry Potter had left. Sirius even promised Harry they would be a real family once the battle between good and evil had ceased; so why did she kill him off?
I expect a lot of opinions on this particular subject but that is just as well. I would rather read about what you believe than settle for nothing at all. It just seems like the most horrible thing anyone could do to somehow. To have lost your parents when you were only a baby; growing up knowing a close friend of theirs betrayed and killed them to find out that close friend is innocent and in fact your godfather. Whilst that must have been an awful lot for Harry to take on board, the relationship that develops between him and Sirius is a very powerful one and we are shown that throughout. So, why take away the last bit of love Harry was feeling toward someone? Why shatter his hopes of spending years upon years with someone his parents cherished? I just do not understand it and since he was murdered in Order Of The Phoenix I have hated the books and movie since. Perhaps that's going a little too far, but he was quite possibly one of the best characters; if not the best. If I were Rowling, I would not have done such a thing to Harry after building up his hopes.
I think I'll end this post with a picture :]