I dont understand why so many people actually dont like james potter because he stopped severus and lily from being together… No. SEVERUS stopped lily and him from ever being together by choosing the wrong path, the dark path. He chose to be the bigot. He chose to be a death eater. That’s what people need to understand. Severus Snape might have been a valuable addition to the Light Side and might have sacrificed himself, but it took Lily’s death for him to do that.