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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Did Leta Lestrange sacrifice herself in order to protect one or even both of the Scamander brothers in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

In order for the sacrificial protection to form, the victim must be given the option to live, but consciously chose death. This is what Lily Potter did for Harry Potter. She was given the option to ...
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Why was Gellert Grindelwald only extensively investigated for his alleged crimes against the Muggle community, but not the magical community?

Why was Gellert Grindelwald only extensively investigated for his alleged crimes against the Muggle community, but not the magical community? In Secrets of Dumbledore, in the winter of 1932, current ...
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Is Ariana Dumbledore's death different in the movies compared to the books?

I can't find any mention of this in 'Behind the scenes' in the HP fandom. What I understand is: In books: There was a 3-way duel (or 2v1 ?) and then Ariana was caught in the cross fire. More info ...
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Parallel reality in The Secrets of Dumbledore

There are several cases in the movie where characters seem to exist in some kind of other reality. Can it be explained by in-universe magic? Or is it just a metaphorical way of showing the importance ...
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How is it possible that Dumbledore didn't lose this duel? [duplicate]

In the end of Secrets of Dumbledore, when We know that Dumbledore is one of the best wizards to live, but this should not even compare to Also, I believe that How is it possible that Dumbledore is ...
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How did Tina Goldstein regain her consciousness?

Tina Goldstein lost her consciousness when the executioner lady took something out of her head. But later, she regained her consciousness: How did Tina regain her consciousness?
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What happened to Gellert Grindelwald's supporters in Bhutan?

What happened to Gellert Grindelwald's supporters in Bhutan? When Gellert Grindelwald was announced the next Supreme Mugwump by Anton Vogel, he had hundreds, maybe over a thousand, followers who all ...
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What kind of battle that was between Dumbledore and Grindelwald?

In Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore movie, Both are definitely not speedsters. What kind of battle was that? Have we encountered such battles before similar to that of mirror dimension battles ...
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Which spell did this character use in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore?

Spoiler warning for the ending of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022). Which spell was cast?
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What does "that" in "outside that" refer to?

Newt says about Obscurus: Newt: I managed to separate it from the Sudanese girl as I tried to save her. So I wanted to take it home to study it. But it cannot survive outside that. What does "...
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Why did Modesty throw away her leaflets?

Modesty is given some leaflets to hand out, but instead throws them high into the air. Why?
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What's the difference between "Obscurus" and "Obscurials"?

What's the difference between "Obscurus" and "Obscurials"?
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Why does MACUSA think Goldstein helped Newt?

Lord Graves says to Newt: Lord Graves: Miss Goldstein, who has aided and abetted you... Here is the picture of Goldstein in prison.
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What "fields" Scamander here referring to?

Scamander: I've just completed a year in the fields. I'm writing a book about magical creatures. What "fields" Scamander here referring to ?
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What does "the cost" refer to?

Langdon interfered Henry Shaw's meeting with Henry Shaw Jr: Langdon: There's strange things going on all over the city. The people behind this, they are not like you and me. This is witchcraft. Don't ...
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What exactly is this goblin doing here?

This goblin took a wand from this person and handed it over to this person here: What exactly is this goblin doing here?
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Newt got 3 points to Hufflepuff. What Hogwarts points awards or deductions were not in multiples of 5? [duplicate]

From trailer: 3 points to Hufflepuff. Where there any else in movies or books (including cursed child and fantastic beasts)? How about games? As for games, I can't ...
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How did the Aurors Apparate directly into the Hogwarts grounds in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

The Aurors Apparated onto that bridge where Harry Potter would break the Elder Wand decades later in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald That's definitely within the Hogwarts grounds. You ...
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Can Muggles see or enter Hogwarts? [duplicate]

Are muggles able to see and/or enter Hogwarts? Has anything been said or implied in any of the books or films or any of their supporting materials that would support or conflict with Muggles being ...
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Would becoming an animagus help keep a maledictus from becoming their animal forever?

An animagus can turn into an animal at will. There is no such thing as an accidental animagus because of the long process. Becoming a maledictus is strictly through genetics and is a blood curse where ...
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Why do the Harry Potter villains host events at graveyards?

Why though? In The Goblet of Fire Voldemort sends Harry and Cedric (though he didn't know Cedric would be there) to the Little Hangelton graveyard to die, and in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of ...
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Why was Newt banned from international travel?

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we see a typical 'happy ending' scene where everyone seems to forgive Newt for the chaos he brought with him. MADAM PIQUERY: We owe you an ...
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Is there such a thing as a muggle werewolf? [duplicate]

I was reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them, and I found this quote: “Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle).” (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) ...
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Why did Newt and Jacob enter the case?

In this scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt and Jacob enter the case right after they catch the Erumpent. NEWT (O.S.): (to JACOB) In you hop. [We see the case sitting alone below ...
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Is there any wifwolf in the Harry Potter universe?

There are examples of men afflicted with lycanthropy in the Harry Potter stories: Remus Lupin and Fenrir Greyback. What about women who transform into wolves at the sight of a full moon? Are there any ...
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Did Grindelwald and Voldemort use Fiendfyre? [duplicate]

In the 5th book, Voldemort creates a big flame that acted like a snake. In Crimes of Grindelwald, Grindelwald used Protego Diabolica to create those monster creatures nearly destroying Paris. Is that ...
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Why wasn't Newt Scamander's wand snapped when he was expelled from Hogwarts?

Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts after he took the blame for someone else's crime. A similar thing happens to Hagrid and his wand was snapped. However Newt still has his wand. How & why? ...
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Why wasn't Appare Vestigium used in the Harry Potter book series?

Appare Vestigium is the incantation of a tracking spell that illuminates the area it is being used in a swirl of gold that reveals recent magical activity. This could have been used many times in the ...
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Was the tree pictured in this scene the Whomping Willow?

In the movie, there is a scene in a flashback with Newt showing Leta a Bowtruckle in a tree. Were Newt and Leta at the Whomping Willow? I thought it dated to the 1970s. Lupin said it was grown, ...
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Why did Grindelwald organise this event in the first place?

In Crimes of Grindelwald we see the title character organize his escape during his transportation from MACUSA prison to Europe. However, we soon find out that all this time, he was disguised as ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore simply tell Ministry officials the truth about Blood Pact?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, when Ministry officials asked Dumbledore to fight Grindelwald, Dumbledore refused saying he couldn't. The result of this conversation was that ...
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Why was the Gryffindor Quidditch team flying outside the Quidditch pitch?

At about an hour and seven minutes into the film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald the Gryffindor Quidditch team is seen flying in formation towards the Quidditch stadium in the background. ...
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Where are James, Lily and Snape during the Fantastic Beasts movies?

Where are James, Lily and Snape during the Fantastic Beasts movies? Are they at Hogwarts or are they still too young to be at Hogwarts?
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If Grindelwald saw the future then why was the bloodpact ignored?

Grindelwald's skull had the phrase 'For the greater good 1898' written on it. But Dumbledore invented this phrase in 1899 in his letter to Grindelwald. That means Grindelwald could see the future, ...
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Is Harry Potter part of the Dumbledore family? [duplicate]

As per Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, a Phoenix would come to any Dumbledore who is in trouble/need. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Phoenix arrives to help Harry in the ...
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Can a wizard/witch recognize a Maledictus?

Can a wizard or witch recognize a Maledictus? What about a Parselmouth? Can they, without asking the serpent, recognize if it once had human form?
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Do the books "Fantastic Beasts:Illustrated" and "HP:Page to Screen - Creatures Vault" have the same content?

I have recently purchased the Illustrated "Fantastic Beasts" book (yet to be delivered). I am planning to buy the "Harry Potter:Page to Screen > Creature Vault" book as well (the purple one) Do these ...
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Why was Jacob still hanging onto the bucket?

Newt and Jacob travel to Paris by Portkey in The Crimes of Grindelwald. The Portkey in question is a bucket. Yet, some time after they've arrived in Paris and gone to Place Cachée, he's still hanging ...
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What is the difference between Queenie's enchantment and the Imperius Curse?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald when we first meet Queenie and Jacob, the witch has him placed under a powerful enchantment that makes Jacob more susceptible to her suggestions. How ...
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Why didn't Tina check the facts regarding Newt's engagement to Leta?

Most Aurors are shown in the series to be incompetent buffoons. However, Tina was shown to be very competent and was an essential part of Newt's success in the first movie. However, in The Crimes of ...
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Why didn't they use a portkey to go from America to Europe?

In the beginning of the film, they need to transport Grindelwald to Europe. Since not even Voldemort can teleport from the U.K. to continental Europe, it can’t be that way. So why do they not just ...
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Was the blue fire from Crimes of Grindlewald Fiendfyre?

In Crimes of Grindlewald, Grindelwald uses a powerful blue flame that takes on the shape of monsters. Was this Fiendfyre?
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How can Newt cast Accio on a Niffler when it is only supposed to work on inanimate objects? [duplicate]

Accio is not supposed to work on people or creatures as per this source: Why couldn’t Newt use ‘Accio’ to retrieve all his beasts? ‘Accio’ only works on inanimate objects. While people or creatures ...
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Can this inconsistency in the ability of the Summoning Charm (Accio) to summon animals be explained?

J.K. Rowling has wrote on her website that the Summoning Charm only works on inanimate objects, explaining that creatures and humans can only be summoned by summoning objects they are holding or ...
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After so much travel and research, why did Newt Scamander write such a simple book which lacks details?

Newt Scamander has researched a lot on magical creatures and yet if you compare his book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with Darwin's books, it'd look nothing. Why did Newt Scamander write ...
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Where is Newt Scamander in the era of Harry Potter?

In Crimes of Grindelwald, Prof. Albus Dumbledore and Hogwarts were there, then why was Newt not there when Harry Potter attended Hogwarts?
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What "news" is Yusuf referring to?

Mustafa Kama's son, Yusuf, says to Corvus, whose late father killed Yusuf's family: So he confided you to his servant, who boarded a ship for America. His servant, Irma Dugard, was a half-elf. ...
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What is this creature in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"?

It can be seen behind Newt Scamander in the attached image. Only the creature's eye is shown during the movie's runtime from 32:37 minutes. Its eye glows, it's in some sort of aquarium.
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Are there male Maledictuses?

In the description for Maledictuses in the Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts sticker album, it says A Maledictus is a wizard or witch with a blood curse that transforms them into a beast. However, the ...
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What's the difference between an Unreakable Vow and a blood pact? [closed]

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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