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 happened at the end of Fantastic Beasts with Queenie and Jacob?

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, After they do that, But then Then Jacob goes and wanders off, bumping into Newt along the way. But when This is in addition to that This ...
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Can Ministry officials Apparate inside Hogwarts?

In the recently launched trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, there are people Apparating inside Hogwarts grounds. As these people later question ...
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How did this Fantastic Beasts character disguise themselves?

Spoilers to follow, obviously. In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we learn that My assumption is that this character stole the identity of the person they are pretending to be, presumably ...
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How do muggles and wizards differ physiologically?

In "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", the main character (Newton Scamander) meets a muggle (Jacob Kowalski) who is bitten by a Murtlap. Then Newt says: How do muggles and wizards differ? If ...
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What wand was used by Mr Graves at the time of Fantastic Beasts?

We know that the movie Fantastic Beasts is set in 1926. From the movie, we learn that at this time, Dumbledore is a teacher at Hogwarts and Grindelwald is lose after escaping a previous arrest. In the ...
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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 ...
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Why wasn't this character an Obscurial?

In the movie, Newt reveals that the beast attacking New York was actually an Obscurus, which he explains is Now, he goes on to explain that If this is true, why then I don't know if there was any ...
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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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Students expelled from Hogwarts, breaking of wands, and complete education

Related to this question: What does it take to be expelled from Hogwarts? and Why Couldn't Hagrid Have a Functional Wand? TL;DR - 1a) Do we know of any other students that were actually expelled? ...
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Was Nagini the only snake which could become human?

Recently launched trailer of Fantastic Beast 2: Crimes of Grindelwald has proved that being Animagus (I don't have proper word) was Nagini's inherent quality, not something assisted by Voldemort when ...
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How could MACUSA exist in 1693 or be in Washington in 1777?

Two brief excerpts from The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) By J.K. Rowling on Pottermore state the following: The Magical Congress of the United States of America, known ...
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Why did Newt need to cross the Atlantic by steamer?

In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, we see Newt traveling across the Atlantic by muggle steamship. Isn't there some way for wizards to teleport that distance, or for some entrepreneurial ...
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How did Newt graduate from Hogwarts if he got expelled?

JK Rowling revealed1 on twitter that Newt Scamander got expelled from Hogwarts. J.K. Rowling @JK_Rowling Dumbledore was a young teacher at the time Newt was expelled. He wasn't able to revoke ...
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Why does Newt say Lumos Maxima in the Fantastic Beasts trailer?

At the beginning of the trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, someone (who I think is Newt Scamander) says the spell "Lumos Maxima". The problem is that Lumos Maxima is not a canon ...
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Has the original Fantastic Beasts book been pulled off shelves?

I'm not sure, but I heard that the original 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to find them' from the Hogwarts Library Set has been pulled off the shelves? That the old version will no longer be available ...
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What happens with No-Maj-Borns?

In the Harry Potter series, lots of Muggle parents are introduced to the wizarding world because of their magical children. This is seen with Hermione's parents visiting Diagon Alley and various other ...
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How do wizards distinguish between magical creatures and "mundane" animals?

The simple answer to this question would be that magical creatures are capable of using magic as an evolutionary advantage. Magical abilities are often considered to be "wondrous" and "special", but ...
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Is there a good source listing all newspaper articles/ads in the opening scene of Fantastic Beasts movie?

The movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starts off with screen wipes (?) of wizarding newspapers, showing articles and ads (I saw screenshots of mentions of Grindewald). Is there a good ...
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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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How does the new edition of the Fantastic Beasts book differ from the old one?

In 2016, the publisher Scholastic has pulled the English versions of the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (by Newt Scamander) from the stores, and promised to publish a new version in 2017....
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Will there be a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them novelization?

Warner Bros is making a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film with a script from JK Rowling. Is there any official word from Rowling or any of the producers at Warner Bros if she or anyone ...
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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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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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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 of (...
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Who owns the Elder Wand in "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them"?

In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, when Tina disarms Graves, does she then become the owner of the Elder Wand?
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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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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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Was Newt Scamander at some point the real master of the Elder Wand?

Spoiler alert: this question arises from the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, so if you didn't watch it yet and don't want it spoiled, stop reading. I also apologize if the question was ...
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Was Ariana Dumbledore an Obscurus?

Obscuri (Obscuruses?) are described in the wiki as the repressed energy of a child, known as an Obscurial, who is forced to repress their magical talent through physical or psychological abuse. ...
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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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What creature is this? (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)

The following quote is from an answer for the question 'What are all the magical creatures/Beasts in Newt Scamander's suitcase?' in the Movies & TV SE: Newt is seen bottle-feeding a ...
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How does the Fantastic Beasts film series fit into the Harry Potter Canon?

More or less exactly what it says on the tin: How does the released and upcoming Fantastic Beasts film series, written by JK Rowling, fit into the existing Harry Potter canon? Do they have the same ...
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Why didn't Newt Scamander just release the Thunderbird the moment he arrived in New York City?

We only learn of Newt Scamander's purpose in going to New York City when he and Jacob enter the suitcase. His entire purpose is to bring a Thunderbird named Frank to Arizona. Newt says in a bit of ...
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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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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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What happened to the Muggle bank manager that Newt Scamander Petrified?

If I remember correctly, Newt casts Petrificus Totalus on a No-Maj Muggle bank manager. The guy obviously knew what was happening, seeing that he muttered a strained ...
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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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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 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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Why doesn't the Pukwudgie appear in the updated version of the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" textbook?

The textbook that the Fantastic Beasts movie was based off of recently got an update, adding six new creatures and a new foreword. The symbols of three of the Ilvermorny Houses - Thunderbird, Horned ...
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Why didn't Newt Scamander get a trial?

In Fantastic Beasts, Newt is Why is there no trial between
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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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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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Did the Obliviate-in-the-rain spell with the Thunderbird at the end of Fantastic Beasts affect those who were indoors?

Did the Thunderbird and rain and Obliviate spell at the end of Fantastic Beasts affect everyone in New York City? Or just those who were standing in the rain? This video seems to imply anybody who ...
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How does a Flobberworm differ from a regular worm?

From Wikipedia: Flobberworm – A 10-inch toothless brown worm. So how do they differ from regular worms? what makes them magical?
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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 ...