In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt is introduced first as we see him go through immigration, presumably on Ellis Island.

In the very next scene featuring Newt, we see him apparate through a solid wall, into the back room of a bank. This means that:

  1. Newt is a qualified apparator, he knows how to move from one place to another by magic.
  2. Newt is happy to apparate to somwhere he can't see and he's never been before
  3. We also see him apparate with his case, so that's clearly safe, too.

In the scope of the series we see wizards apparate between continents in the blink of an eye. It seems it's no more difficult than travelling across the room.

So why does he take a steam ship to New York? Only to risk being found out as he spends time with muggles on board, and going through the immigration process?

  • @BinaryWorrier how on earth did that not get flagged up on creation?
    – AJFaraday
    Apr 18, 2017 at 10:48
  • Your guess is as good as mine dude, but while the intent of both questions is identical, the wording is quite different, sharing two words "Why" which is pretty ubiquitous in question titles on a Q&A site, and "Newt". I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't show at the top of the list of related questions. Apr 18, 2017 at 10:52
  • @BinaryWorrier It did mention a pile of Fantastic Beasts-related questions. 'tho I think you're right, the question has been asked there.
    – AJFaraday
    Apr 18, 2017 at 10:53


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