Questions tagged [obscurus]

Within the 'Harry Potter' universe, an obscurus is parasitic, repressed magic. An obscurial is its host. Use this tag for both.

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What's the difference between "Obscurus" and "Obscurials"?

What's the difference between "Obscurus" and "Obscurials"?
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Is there any potential evidence that Grindelwald was an Obscurus?

Was Grindelwald an Obscurus? In Fantastic Beasts, he has an obsession with them - especially Credence. It seems to me that a possible reason for that is that he was one himself (personal headcanon of ...
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How did Professor Snape stop himself from becoming an Obscurus?

Quoting from the HP Wiki article on Tobias Snape: Tobias had a very poor relationship with both his wife and his son; when Severus was younger, Tobias frequently shouted at and hit Eileen whilst ...
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Why does the Obscurial not consistently appear as its given shape?

In the film, Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them, Credence, the Obscurial, appears in the first shot as an invisible force causing destruction throughout the city. Then, later in the film, we see ...
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Could Harry turn into an obscurus, if Dursleys were successful in keeping him away from Hogwarts [duplicate]

Given the fact that Dursleys were cruel towards Harry and didn't ever want him to know that he is a wizard. If they were somehow successful in keeping him away from Hogwarts, I wonder would it be ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Why does the Obscurus not appear in the textbook?

In the film version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the main story revolves around a creature called an Obscurus. Now without giving too much of the story away, Mr. Scamander has ...
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What spell did they use to kill the Obscurus?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, what spell did the MACUSA Aurors use to destroy the Obscurus?
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Did Percival Graves already know that this character was an Obscurial when he taunted them about being a squib?

Towards the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them there is a scene where Percival Graves, having previously pretended to befriend Credence Barebone with the promise of giving him magical ...
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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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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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