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Has any Fantastic Beasts character ever been mentioned in the Harry Potter movies? (Besides Newt, the Dumbledores and Grindelwald)

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Characters You Didn't Mention

  • Nagini (a Maledictus in Fantastic Beasts -- a snake in Harry Potter)
  • Nicolas Flamel (creator of the sorcerer's stone in both, but only appears as a name in Harry Potter)
  • Minerva McGonagall (student in Fantastic Beasts -- Professor at Hogwarts in Harry Potter)

Ones That You Mentioned

  • Albus Dumbledore (teaches Defense Against Dark Arts in Fantastic Beasts -- Headmaster of Hogwarts in Harry Potter)
  • Aberforth Dumbledore (younger brother of Albus, tavern keeper of the Hog's Head in Hogsmeade)
  • Arianna Dumbledore (younger sister of Albus and Aberforth -- dead in both)
  • Gellert Grindelwald (1st place Dark wizard in Fantastic beasts -- 2nd place Dark wizard in Harry Potter )
  • Newt Scamander (one of the main characters going against Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts -- author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in Harry Potter)
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  • Arianna is a good catch, although she's mentioned as a dead character.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 29, 2023 at 8:09
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Taking into account all three Fantastic Beasts films, 7 of the named characters pre-exist the films;

Books

  • Newt Scamander - First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Prof. Albus Dumbledore - First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Prof. Minerva McGonagoll - First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Gellert Grindelwald - First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Nicholas Flamel - First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Aberforth Dumbledore - First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Nagini - First mentioned in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Films

  • Newt

Newt doesn't appear in the respective film of the same name, but he does makes a cameo appearance in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on the Marauder's Map.

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  • Prof. Dumbledore, McGonagoll, Grindlewald, Flamel

These characters are mentioned by name in the opening acts of the first film

Dumbledore: I should have known that you would be here...Professor McGonagall.

Ron: 'Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the Dark" Wizard Grindelwald in 1945–'

Harry: Go on.

Ron: '-for his discovery of the 12 uses of Dragon Blood, and his work on alchemy with his partner Nicolas Flamel!'

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

  • Aberforth

Dumbledore's brother doesn't get a mention in the films until Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix where he is shown in a group picture of the titular order.

  • Nagini

Seen in the opening scene of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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  • Wait where did Nagini show up in Fantastic Beasts? Commented Jan 29, 2023 at 3:47
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    Oh wow!!! She was the lady that transformed into the snake...did they call her by name? Now I have to rewatch. Commented Jan 29, 2023 at 4:28
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    @MichaelBrown - Credence calls her by name.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 29, 2023 at 8:21

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