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Questions tagged [gellert-grindelwald]

A powerful dark wizard in the Harry Potter universe. Use this with the [harry-potter] tag. Use this for questions about this character, not those that merely mention him.

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In the public opinion, why was Voldemort considered the greatest dark wizard of all times, and not Grindelwald? [duplicate]

In the books, it's established that Voldemort is seen as the greatest dark wizard of all time (well, at least the greatest until now) by the wizarding world. Given the hints and facts about ...
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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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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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What context is necessary to enjoy Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

I'm not a Harry Potter fan and have seen the first three or four movies incidentally over the last fifteen-odd years. I haven't read the books and haven't seen Fantastic Beasts. What do I need to ...
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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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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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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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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 Gellert Grindelwald actually die in the movies?

Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is mentioned that Grindelwald refused to reveal the location and who truly possessed the Elder Wand, thus getting killed by Voldemort. However, in the ...
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Was Grindelwald gay?

I'm having a disagreement with a friend, and I realize that I don't think either of us has anything to back up our interpretation. We know from the books and from Rowling's interviews that Was ...
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Why didn’t Voldemort (Tom Riddle) take more advantage of Grindelwald’s rise?

Recently, I had discussions with a friend where we outlined the timeline of the Harry Potter series, with a focus on Voldemort and Grindelwald, and we realized how much they overlap, time wise. This ...
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How many people died during Grindelwald's reign?

They mention in the books that Grindelwald was the "Dark Lord" before Voldemort, and that Dumbledore was the one to stop him by taking the Elder Wand in a fair duel. What I couldn't find was the ...
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How was Dumbledore able to defeat Grindelwald, since Grindelwald had the Elder Wand?

This question: How could Dumbledore ever become the owner of the Elder-Wand? just speculates on the transfer of ownership of the Elder Wand. But the Elder Wand is supposed to greatly enhance the ...
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Was Grindelwald involved in WW2?

I don't know a lot about Grindelwald other than what I've seen in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, I believe he rose to power in the early to mid 1940s and studied at Durmstrang. The ...
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Who were Grindelwald's parents?

I was curious to know if Gellert had parents that were abusive or malnourished him (which may have influenced his life) and if they had criminal records or worked for the ministry?
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Who is responsible for more deaths: Voldemort or Grindelwald?

There have been claims made that Grindelwald is almost unfathomably much more evil than Voldemort, comparing the former to Hitler (though there is more to that comparison than just "evil", it also ...
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What is Grindelwald's blood status?

On wikipedia, if you look at the profile of Gellert Grindelwald, then you can see that the blood status says 'half-blood or pure-blood'. Can anyone possibly give a more definite answer as to what ...
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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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Were there any dementors in Nurmengard?

Were there any dementors in Nurmengard at all? If there weren't, it seems ironic that one of the most darkest wizards, Grindelwald, was being kept in a relatively less-punishing place, unlike Azkaban ...
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How did Grindelwald know about Voldemort?

How did Grindelwald recognise or know Voldemort, since Voldemort was only active after he was imprisoned? He would surely never have seen Voldemort. So, you have come. I thought you would… one day. ...
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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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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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How did Dumbledore beat Grindelwald? [duplicate]

When Dumbledore finally faced Grindelwald in what was supposedly a legendary battle, Grindelwald had the Elder Wand, which is unbeatable, but somehow, Dumbledore beat him! How could he do it?
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Who killed Ariana Dumbledore? [duplicate]

Is there any part in the 7th book where it is detailed of who personally killed Ariana Dumbledore from the trio's duel? “And there was an argument . . . and I pulled out my wand, and he pulled ...
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What exactly happened to Ariana when Dumbledore and Grindelwald fought?

I have seen few narrations and some fan made videos on the battle between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. There was some magic that killed Ariana when both Dumbledore and Grindelwald were duelling. What ...
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Are the details given about Grindelwald on the Harry Potter Wiki accurate?

I was amazed by the details about Grindelwald on the Harry Potter Wikia. I have only seen the movies of Harry Potter and there are very few details in them. So my question is thus: Are all of ...
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Why aren't Grindelwald's events called the First Wizarding War?

The description on the Harry Potter wiki for Grindelwald says: Grindelwald left Britain and soon stole the Elder Wand, building an army and rising to power in continental Europe. During his reign ...
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Who was more skilled at magic: Grindelwald or Voldemort? [closed]

We know that both Gellert Grindelwald and Lord Voldemort were both exceptionally powerful wizards, but who was the more skilled at magic? I would prefer a canon-based answer (e.g. referencing JKR and/...
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What is the connection between Grindelwald and World War II?

Dumbledore defeated Grindelwald in 1945, a seemingly obvious connection to the end of World War II in the Muggle world. Coincidentally, Voldemort graduated from Hogwarts also in 1945. How are the ...
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How many years was it between Dumbledore's friendship with Grindelwald and their final duel?

There is a passage in The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore which seems to imply that there was a five year gap between the time that (eighteen-year-old) Dumbledore parted ways with Gridelwald and ...