Questions tagged [fantastic-beasts]

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Are the Ilvermorny houses based on the Hogwarts houses?

I did some research, and it seems like some of the houses in Ilvermorny are related to the houses in Hogwarts. Horned Serpent seems like Ravenclaw, and Pukwudgie seems like Hufflepuff, but I'm not ...
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Was Albus Dumbledore the member of the Wizengamot during the late 1920s?

According to Pottermore the second installation of the Fantastic Beasts franchise is set in 1927: It is set straight after the first film The film takes place in 1927, just a few months after ...
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How can it be that wizards Apparate into Hogwarts in the trailer to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald? [duplicate]

Hasn't J. K. Rowling read the book "Hogwarts, A History"? According to Hermione and J. K. Rowling herself, apparation has been banned on the Hogwarts grounds since the founding times: Some rode ...
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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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Are Tina and Queenie Goldstein (Fantastic Beasts and where to find them) related to Anthony Goldstein (Harry Potter)? [duplicate]

In fantastic beasts and where to find them, there are characters called Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein. In Harry Potter, there’s a minor character called Anthony Goldstein. Are they related?
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What did Grindelwald mean when he said this?

At the end of the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, when Grindelwald is revealed to everyone, he says this to Newt: Will we die, just a little? What does this line mean? Is this some ...
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What does "Ilvermorny" mean?

I searched a lot on the Internet for the meaning of "Ilvermorny", including Pottermore, but I couldn't find anything other than wild theories like this. :( Now, I admit that "Hogwarts" doesn't seem to ...
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Do we ever see the actual Percival Graves? [duplicate]

In the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the excellent Colin Farrell plays Percival Graves, Director of Magical Security at MACUSA. However, by the end of the movie, it is revealed that ...
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Is it ever specifically mentioned that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had a romantic relationship?

When I read the Harry Potter books, I never put two and two together to realize that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had anything more than a platonic relationship. It was many years later when JKR said ...
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Are Ilvermorny and the Salem Witches Institute supposed to be the same school?

I read that Ilvermorny is in Massachusetts. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Ron and Harry meet people from the Salem Witches' Institute at the Quidditch World Cup. Are Ilvermorny and the Salem ...
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Is the MACUSA president elected?

Is the Wizard POTUS elected to a 4 year term like the No-Maj one? If so, can he/she be reelected?
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Why didn't Merope Gaunt turn into an Obscurus?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we discovered that any witch or wizard with their magical powers repressed eventually turns into an "Obscurial". In the Half Blood Prince, we learned about ...
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Who raises No-Maj- Borns? [duplicate]

If No-Maj-Borns are sent to live in the Wizarding World, who raises them? Are there magical orphanages or adoption agencies?
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Why Didn't MACUSA have the Trace? Or did they?

Does MACUSA have something like the Trace, for underage wizards? If they do, why didn't they find Credence earlier? The fact that they were unaware of him implies they did not have an equivalent to ...
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Do the Dementor and the Obscurus have something in common?

Both feed on human emotion, both are highly deadly, and both do not appear in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Do the Dementor and the Obscurus have something in common? More than meets the ...
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How Accurate is Rita Skeeter?

I want to know if Rita's Skeeter's words here are accurate. "“Oh, now, I’m glad you mentioned Grindelwald,” says Skeeter with such a tantalizing smile. “I’m afraid those who go dewy-eyed over ...
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Does MACUSA really not have jury trials and appeals of death sentences?

Watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for the second time yesterday, I was struck by how Graves was able to quickly sentence Tina and Newt to death without a real trial, with no jury, and ...
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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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How famous was Dumbledore before 1945?

How famous was Dumbledore during the events of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, before his famous duel with Grindelwald? We recently found out that Jude Law will be playing young Dumbledore in ...
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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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Is Percival Graves related to Gondulphus Graves?

I was looking through some stuff on hp-lexicon when I stumbled onto a familiar sounding character: Gondulphus Graves I later realised the character sounded familiar because he had the same last name ...
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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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Can wizards and witches be Obliviated?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, towards the very end of the movie, a mass Obliviation takes place. As it takes place we see Aurors moving throughout New York as they repair the city. ...
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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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Why is the in-universe publisher of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" called Obscurus Books?

The in-universe publisher of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is called Obscurus Books, as shown on the title page. It's also referred to in the foreword by Albus Dumbledore. “For the ...
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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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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 is Newt Scamander not credited for defeating Grindelwald too?

If disarming the guy, capturing him, and getting him thrown in prison could be considered “defeating” him, why isn't Newt Scamander famous for defeating Gellert Grindelwald the way that Dumbledore is?
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Does this version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contain images throughout?

Background I am looking for a version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander/J.K. Rowling that has drawings of (most of) the beasts detailed in the book. What I found In my ...
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How did MACUSA aurors explain the death of this character (and others) after they cleaned up New York City?

Multiple people died during an obscurus attack on New York City in the movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The deaths include Given that one of them was famous, how did the aurors ...
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Can many "regular" animals interact with magical people, creatures, and places in Harry Potter world?

This question was inspired by another question on animals in the Harry Potter world. That question was about animals that were half-magical and half-muggle. Which animals that look and act mugglish (...
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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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Why don't the guards at the MACUSA building search every pocket, every briefcase, and every handbag?

In this scene, Queenie just walked out of MACUSA with a briefcase full of people evading the law. And clearly somebody had to walk into the building with the briefcase. Switching the briefcase to ...
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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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Are wizard bones tougher than human bones? [duplicate]

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them we see the following dialogue: Newt: [hands Jacob a helmet] Put this on. Jacob: But why would I have to wear something like this? Newt: Because ...
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Is Fantastic Beasts a self supporting story? [duplicate]

I was thinking of watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them but have so far avoided watching any of the Harry Potter series (mostly because I don't want to see them until I can get access to ...
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Why does Newt Scamander travel to New York on a ship? [duplicate]

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt is introduced first as we see him go through immigration, presumably on Ellis Island. In the very next scene featuring Newt, we see him apparate ...
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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 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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Can an Obscurus (like the one Newt Scamander has) be transferred to someone else? May it be a child or adult?

Can an Obscurus, like the one Newt Scamander has in his briefcase, be transferred to another host?
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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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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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Why did the Obscurus target this victim?

In the film, the drama rises up a couple of levels because But why did it target him? The Senator wasn't some anti-wizard force (as a matter of fact they both rejected the younger brother's ...
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Why don't they use beasts in Defense Against the Dark Arts subject?

In the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, Newt Scamander defeated and captured one of the most powerful dark wizards of all time, who was unstoppable at the time even by dozens of Aurors ...
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Was Picquery a president or THE president of United States?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, everyone calls Picquery "Madam President". In Britain, there's Ministry of Magic (not Magical Parliament) and the head is called the Minister for ...
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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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Can a child wizard be cured of being an Obscurial?

If their Obscurus has already developed, can a child be saved by teaching them about magic?
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Are US wizards all pure blood since they don't have any kind of relationship with Muggles?

From what we find out in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, wizards in the U.S. are not allowed to even be friends with Muggles, let alone to marry them. So does it mean every wizard in the U.S. ...
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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 ...