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Questions tagged [fantastic-beasts]

Use this tag to refer to the "Fantastic Beasts" series. For questions about the 2016 film use the [fantastic-beasts-where-to-find-them] tag. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] tag and add the appropriate film tag is asking about a specific film.

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What's the difference between an Unreakable Vow and a blood pact? [on hold]

I recently re-watched Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grinderwald and had a major question. In the movie Albus Dumbledore has a flashback when he was a young adult In The Half Blood Prince we see a ...
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Is this an instance of Priori Incantatem?

During the climax of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Tina briefly duels with Graves and their wands appear to lock with each other (see picture). I believe this also happens some other times ...
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What caused the Lestrange family tree to wither?

During the mausoleum scene Leta reveals the Lestrange family tree whilst recounting the events of what happened to Corvus. I had the impression that as the family tree was growing it was developing ...
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Can Corvus Lestrange actually be dead with Yusuf still alive?

From the moment I heard Leta's story I thought: what if Credence's mom was also a witch, since Credence is a wizard, and because of that able to have saved Corvus? Leta only saw the boat crash, she ...
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Why does Grindenwald still posses the Elder Wand? [duplicate]

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Gellert Grindelwald is overpowered by Newt Scamander and taken to prison. Why does he still posses the Elder Wand?
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Why did the Aurors not Apparate to flee Grindelwald in the Lestrange Family Mausoleum?

In a scene in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Grindelwald's followers apparated from the Lestrange Family Mausoleum after the "spread the news" command was given by Grindelwald. ...
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How did Newt manage to catch a Nundu?

We know that Newt has a Nundu: The camera pans up to reveal another magnificent creature, the Nundu - looking almost exactly like a lion, it has a large mane that bursts forth when it roars. - ...
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Was Grindelwald using magic to persuade people?

Grindelwald is described as being extremely convincing, to the point that they had to prevent him from speaking while he was in prison so that he wouldn't exercise his influence on the guards. He ...
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What is magical power in the potter universe and how are these powers compared? [duplicate]

In the most recent movie Fantastic Beasts, Crimes of Grindelwald the minister said to Dumbledore somthing like "Only you can take on Grindlewald, because he's so powerful". That made me somehow wonder....
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Why is the magic world so progressive on Women's and racial rights, but so backwards in regards to human rights?

The wizarding world has always been sexually and racially advanced, far more than most western cultures. For example, already in 1920, America has a female magic president, and many students and ...
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Why did it take so long for Jacob to recover his supposedly happy memories?

In "The Crimes of Grindelwald" it answers why Jacob recovered his memories: NEWT: But you were supposed to have been Obliviated! JACOB: I know! NEWT: So . . . But . . . JACOB: It ...
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Is what Grindelwald tells Credence true? [duplicate]

Movie spoilers: Crimes of Grindelwald (Fantastic Beasts II)
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When was the pact revealed in The Crimes of Grindelwald made? [closed]

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we found out that Grindelwald and Dumbledore But it seems to me, that there is no time when this could have been made. In the time of the movie Ariana ...
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How is it possible that the spell didn't work fully? [duplicate]

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (first movie from the series) The main characters are sad about it, so it seems they believe it really worked. But at the beginning of the ...
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What are the nonverbal spells used in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

What are the nonverbal spells used in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald? For example, when the Auror protects himself ? Or the spell he used to enter within the wall and to appear near ...
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Why did Newt have champagne on his counter?

When they escape and get into his kitchen, one of Newt’s baby Nifflers climbs onto a champagne bottle Newt had on his counter and ends up popping off the cork, going flying along with it. But, why ...
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What were the crimes of Grindelwald?

The title of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald implies that Grindelwald is going to go on a massive killing spree or embark on some sort of major criminal endeavour. However, if I recall ...
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What's the deal with Grindelwald's magical skull bong?

Grindelwald is depicted on several occasions smoking from a creepy skull. It's carried with reverence and he uses the smoke to generate images of the future for his audience. The wiki is woefully ...
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How could Kowalski remember what happened in New York? And is the movie explanation? [duplicate]

Whoever saw the trailer is able to see that Kowalski plays a major role in the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In Fantatic Beasts II there was one explanation for it:
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Can this connection between Credence and Dumbledore be true?

Credence was revealed at the end of the film to be We know that Albus Dumbledore was born in 1881, that his mother Kendra Dumbledore died in 1900 and that his father Percival Dumblefore was in ...
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Was the Dumbledore/Grindelwald duel affected by the blood oath? [closed]

In "The Crimes of Grindelwald", a blood oath prevents Dumbledore and Grindelwald from dueling. However, we know they must have their famous duel in 1945. How can it still happen?
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Who was Credence travelling with on the boat?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we have a flashback scene where Leta is travelling on a ship to the US with Irma and her baby brother, Corvus. Across the cabin from them we also have ...
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Who does Leta say she loves?

During the battle between the Aurors and Grindelwald there is a moment when Grindelwald's attention is drawn to Leta. They have a brief conversation with Grindelwald asking Leta to join him. Leta then ...
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What did Dumbledore teach?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Dumbledore teaches DADA. But from the books we always heard about him as of a Transfiguration teacher (say, in Tom Riddle's days). It is stated in the ...
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Why are Grindelwald's eyes different colours?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Grindelwald is clearly shown to have one black iris and one pale (white or grey) iris. Is there an explanation of why this is the case? I'm prepared ...
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Did Voldemort know what Nagini was? [closed]

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, we learn that Did Voldemort know about this?
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Did this character's self-sacrifice grant magical protection for Newt and Theseus?

One of the big plot points of the entire Harry Potter book series was that sacrificing one's life for the love of another grants that person magical protection. It's why Voldemort could not harm Harry ...
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Did the Muggles see the magical things happening in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Did the Muggles see all the magical things that were happening? The Zouwu comes barrelling through the town and wrecks cars, then gets sucked down a suitcase. Grindelwald’s big black capes swoop in ...
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What happened to Grimmson?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Ministry of Magic assigned a wizard named Grimmson to hunt down Credence after Newt refused the task. Later we find out that and after informing ...
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In The Crimes of Grindelwald, why is Dumbledore wearing Muggle clothing?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Dumbledore is clearly seen wearing Muggle clothing: Why? Why wouldn't he wear robes instead, like all wizards; particularly one of his stature?
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Why did this character join Grindelwald?

I must admit, I entirely did not understand why chose to join Grindelwald at the climax of The Crimes of Grindelwald. She seems like the least likely, given her relationship with Can anyone explain?...
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Why wasn't the “American Ministry of Magic” given its correct title?

Why is the American magical government called American Ministry of Magic in the second movie? To me if anything it should be MACUSA or maybe the American Department of Magic like the real world ...
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Why did Grindelwald have Antonio in his cell?

We know that Grindelwald had a baby Chupacabra chained to his chair in his cell. A baby Chupacabra—part lizard, part homunculus, a blood-sucking creature of the Americas—is chained to GRINDELWALD’S ...
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What was going on with Grindelwald's tongue?

When held in prison, Grindelwald seems unable to speak and Seraphina Picquery explains that they have taken out his tongue. Later when in transit to be tried in Europe, Grindelwald's escort taunts ...
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How did Dumbledore and Grindelwald not get repercussions when their 3-way duel with Aberforth erupted? [closed]

If Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore how did they both not die or receive magical repercussions when the 3-way duel between Aberforth, Albus, and Gellert broke out? Gellert Grindelwald and ...
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How can the Lestrange bloodline still exist?

If we believe the story of Leta Lestrange, her brother Corvus No other children of her father were mentioned.. But we know that a few decades later, some Lestranges do exist (mentioned in the HBP) ...
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Why did Leta study at Hogwarts?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I got from the confusing flashbacks we were given: Leta was a student at Hogwarts Leta's father is French Leta was sent by her father to the United States. ...
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In what ways does the Fantastic Beasts series contradict original canon?

Many people have claimed that the Fantastic Beasts series contradicts the original (7-book) canon. Can anyone make a list of all the contradictions?
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What happened to Nicolas Flamel's wife in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: There have been many reports of the Philosopher's Stone over the centuries, but the only Stone currently in existence belongs to Mr. Nicolas Flamel, ...
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Why does everyone think Leta is bad?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Leta Lestrange says Why would she say that? We do not have any evidence she acted bad at school, actually quite the opposite, despite her being in ...
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How is Leta Lestrange related to Bellatrix Lestrange's husband Rodolphus?

I know all about how she but who is she? Is she Rodolphus Lestrange's sister? How does she link with the HP books?
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What was the spell Newt cast to find Tina?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we see What the hell was that?! First, it seems like a very advanced magic - how many people can perform the spell? Aurors? Dumbledore? Why they never ...
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Why was Theseus at the Rally?

Having just seen The Crimes of Grindelwald I find myself confused as to why Theseus and his Auror team were at I thought Theseus worked as an Auror for the British Ministry of Magic? Wouldn't there ...
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Did Newt Scamander participate in either of the two wars against Voldemort and his Death Eaters?

Did Newt Scamander participate in either of the two wars against Voldemort and his Death Eaters? Do we ever see him get mentioned in the Harry Potter books or movies to have joined the Order of the ...
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What is the species of Gellert Grindelwald's pet?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, at the beginning of the movie we see some sort of creature living in the prison cell with Grindelwald. It has a long, sticky tongue like a frog and ...
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Do Snape and Narcissa have scars from the Unbreakable Vow?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald we see a character with scars from an Unbreakable Vow. As Fantastic Beasts is canon, I was really puzzled - does an Unbreakable Vow always leave visible ...
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What context is necessary to enjoy Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

I'm not a Harry Potter fan and have seen the first three or four movies incidentally over the last fifteen-odd years. I haven't read the books and haven't seen Fantastic Beasts. What do I need to ...
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Is the sinking liner in the Crimes of Grindelwald the Titanic?

Is the sinking liner in the Crimes of Grindelwald the Titanic? If it is the liner, they got the weather all wrong because it was a starry night with calm waters, not the rough sea and lightning they ...
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Why didn't Grindelwald kill Spielman?

At the start of the film Grindelwald makes his daring escape. He kills several aurors with spells and half-drowns two more before throwing them out of the carriage to fall to their deaths. He then ...
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Who is the Professor McGonagall in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Spoilers Ahead. If you haven't watched Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald yet, please do not read further. According to this and many other such fan pages, Minerva McGonagall, Harry's ...