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 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 during his transportation from MACUSA prison to Europe. However, we soon find out that who later Apparates to the carriage transporting the ...
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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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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 extraordinarily 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. ...
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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 didn’t ...
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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 ...