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Questions tagged [fantastic-beasts-where-to-find-them]

For questions about the 2016 film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". It is the first film in the Fantastic Beasts series, a spin off of the Harry Potter series. Always use in conjunction with the [harry-potter] and [fantastic-beasts] tags.

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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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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 did Newt Scamander use to tie up Grindelwald?

My question is, at the end of the movie Grindelwald tries to escape, but Newt uses his Swooping Evil and another creature to secure Grindelwald. What was used to actually tie him up (the brown-gold ...
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Is there any significance to 'Fantastic Beasts' taking place in the year of Voldemort's birth?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes place in 1926. At the end of that year, the wizard who would come to be known as Voldemort would be born. It seems odd to pick the same year out of a hat ...
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Are the Second Salemers actually aware of the wizarding community, or just paranoid?

In Fantastic Beasts, the Second Salemers go around preaching warnings against witches and witchcraft. It seems to me equally plausible that either a) somehow, Mary Lou learned about MACUSA and the ...
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Why did Newt Scamander carry the suitcase full of beasts, if he knew they could escape?

Why did Newt Scamander carry a suitcase full of beasts with him when he knew that they are prone to escaping? Also he lied at immigration saying that he brought nothing and he put New York City in ...
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What happened to the Muggles who were home or away?

During Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, plenty of Muggles come to learn "a lot" about the wizarding world. This was solved when Frank the Thunderbird dispersed Swooping Evil venom over New ...
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Did Newt ever catch his Billywig?

In the film Fantastic Beasts, Newt is asked whether he's caught all the creatures that escaped from his trunk. He replies in the affirmative. However in several early scenes we see a bright multi-...
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Why didn't Newt Scamander fix the lock on his suitcase?

Newt crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a Muggle steamboat, bringing his suitcase of creatures, so he could return Frank the Thunderbird to his native habitat. We see from his encounter with Muggle customs ...
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What is the purpose of this space in MACUSA?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when Newt and Tina are on the run and joined by Jacob and Queenie, there is a chase in an area of MACUSA which is presumably low in the building and full of ...
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Why couldn't Tina Disapparate from her execution?

In the execution scene in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, when Newt takes down the guards, Tina is standing on the chair above the death potion and yelling for Newt to help her. Why couldn't ...
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Why did Newt, Tina and Queenie allow Jacob to be obliviated?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, towards the end of the movie MACUSA see Jacob and tell everyone he needs to be Obliviated too. Then they leave and Jacob, Newt, Tina and Queenie are alone ...
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How was Jacob able to use the eggs as collateral?

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt gives Jacob a bag of magical eggs to use as collateral for his bakery. But isn't this breaking the Statute of Secrecy? After all, wouldn't ...
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Why was Credence bleeding?

In the scene where Graves gives Credence his Deathly Hallows necklace, Credence's hand is shown to be bleeding. Why? Was it related to his
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Why does Newt Scamander use Accio instead of Expelliarmus to get the bad guy's wand?

In the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, the protagonist uses the Accio spell at the end to get the bad guy's wand (don't want to say his name to avoid potential spoilers). Why doesn't ...
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Are there any significant plot elements in Fantastic Beasts that will be missed if I haven't seen the Harry Potter films?

I have read all seven Harry Potter books, and The Cursed Child1, but I've only watched the first two movies. Do I have to watch all eight movies in order to fully understand the significant plot ...
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How did Newt know?

This question deals with the ending of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So the most important stuff will be behind spoiler tags, but it's really one big spoiler. At the end of the story, Newt ...
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Why didn't Graves finish Newt?

In the fight in the subway, Graves attacks Newt (when lying on the floor) with spark attacks. Graves is definitely a more powerful wizard since he's actually Why didn't he finish Newt when he had ...
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What's the deal with Gnarlak's fingers?

At one point in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander winds up having to make a deal with a goblin named Gnarlak, played by Ron Perlman. Below is an image of Gnarlak from that scene. ...
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What was the glowing light under the ice?

In the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, there's a scene where some people are skating on a frozen lake, but then a glowing light appears swimming under the ice. I don't understand that ...
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Is it implied that Porpetina and Queenie Goldstein are Jewish?

J.K Rowling has said on Twitter that Porpetina and Queenie Goldstein are distantly related to Anthony Goldstein, J.K. Rowling ‏@jk_rowling Well, I think it's widely known that that characters ...