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Looks like it: But with the selection of Fantastic Beasts to become the foundation for a trilogy of films, and Scholastic’s new deal with Warner Brothers to publish it as part of the spin off works from the upcoming first movie, the new edition of Hogwarts Classics finds itself down a book. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is no longer ...


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In Fantastic Beasts, we only see adult wizards, the majority of whom are MACUSA employees, including aurors. What we are seeing is non-verbal magic, which is taught to Hogwarts students in year six. Presumably, it's also taught at Ilvermorny or other American schools of witchcraft and wizardry. ‘... you are, I believe, complete novices in the use of ...


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At the start of the film we see that Queenie is struggling with the idea that Jacob can't/won't marry her because she'd become an outcast in wizarding society (essentially exiled from her home country) and he'd either be killed or obliviated. JACOB: Okay, wait. We talked about this, like, a million times. If we get married and they find out, they’re ...


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In Chamber of Secrets Gilderoy Lockhart both speaks of Obliviating (or at least using a similar sort of memory charm) other witches and wizards. "Harry, Harry," said Lockhart, shaking his head impatiently, "it's not nearly as simple as that. There was work involved. I had to track these people down. Ask them exactly how they managed to do what they did. ...


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Merope never suppressed her magical abilities Obscuruses develop under highly specific circumstances, which don't appear to be satisfied by Merope's situation: Newt: Before wizards went underground, when we were still being hunted by Muggles, young wizards and witches sometimes tried to suppress their magic to avoid persecution. Instead of learning to ...


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The crimes committed by Grindelwald (or his followers, on his orders) in The Crimes of Grindelwald are: Breaking out of MACUSA/international custody Killing a bunch of MACUSA/international law keeping wizards in the process of the above Stealing the coach that they were driving Illegally entering Paris as a fugitive Killing a French Muggle family (his ...


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Who knows. Producer David Heyman says Newt won't be the protagonist all the way through: "I don't think [Newt will be at] the heart of all of them," Heyman told Cinema Blend. "I think he'll be part — so will Tina, Queenie and Jacob — will be part of the next one." But JK Rowling says he will: @S_Dalmarzabal: please tell us newt is still main ...


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The bank manager in question is Mr Bingley. Mr Bingley retains his memories of the 'bank robbery' and his experience with the Full Body-Bind Curse until the end of the movie (about 2 days in movie time) when Frank the Thunderbird dispersed Swooping Evil venom over New York. Mr Bingely was in the shower at the time, and subsequently lost all of his ...


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Newt Scamander is the author of the book "Fantastic beasts and where to find them", both in the real world (J.K Rowling used Newt's name to publish the real book) and in the books and movies. He is mentioned as such in the first book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone, chapter 5: Diagon Alley. (Emphasis mine) COURSE BOOKS All students should ...


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Based on what we know about Flamel (loves opera, has a residence in Devon at some point), it's certainly possible that this house in Central Paris is a pied-à-terre, a small house that he and his wife keep for the purposes of visiting the city and where Flamel can conduct his alchemical experiments without disturbing his neighbours. FLAMEL: I’m afraid we ...


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Things changed: Newt is no longer said to have graduated Hogwarts. 2001 Upon graduation from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Mr. Scamander joined the Ministry of Magic in the Department for the regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. 2017 Upon leaving Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Mr. Scamander joined the Ministry of ...


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In-universe, it’s after the cottage Isolt grew up in. The reason Isolt chose the name in-universe was after the cottage where she grew up in Ireland. No explanation is given to why the original cottage was named Ilvermorny. James even helped Isolt construct a stone house on the top of Greylock, providing a workable design, having been a stonemason in ...


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Probably, yes As you say, this is almost certainly a violation of the Statute of Wizarding Secrecy. Then again, it's probably a low-risk violation, because... As far as an outside observer can tell, Jacob has a box full of silver shards Newt mentions earlier in the film that Occamy eggs are pure silver: Newt: See, their shells are made of silver so ...


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The Lestrange bloodline can continue through another branch. The Lestrange bloodline could continue on through another male member of the bloodline though Leta’s father Corvus Sr. has no living descendants. It doesn’t have to have continued through him to have continued past his generation. It can continue through another branch. On the Lestrange family ...


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We have never come across the word Obscurial/Obscurus in Harry Potter. But here's what is said about Ariana. "It destroyed her, what they did: She was never right again," Aberforth said. "She wouldn’t use magic, but she couldn’t get rid of it; it turned inward and drove her mad, it exploded out of her when she couldn’t control it, and at times she ...


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This appears to be a case of the tail wagging the dog. JKR wanted to have sufficient space to tell a long story, one that in her mind spans 5 movies and runs for nearly 20 years, leading up to Dumbledore's iconic duel with Grindlewald in 1945. That being the case, 1945 - 19 = 1926. Originally, to tell you the truth, we said a trilogy as a placeholder. ...


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The skull hookah Grindelwald has lets others see his visions. In a podcast, the director of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, David Yates, explains what the skull hookah does - it allows him to show his visions to others, like the people following him. He still has the ability to See even without the skull, the skull is just a method for him to ...


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Probably for the same reason MACUSA is called MACUSA in 1693, over 100 years before the United States became the United States, and why Dudley had a Playstation before Playstations existed! Poor or no research to validate the numbers. AKA Author error. J.K. Rowling admits to making the occasional continuity error: "As obsessive fans will tell you, I do ...


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Because the case of creatures was safest in the care of Newt, a trained magizoologist. In figuring out why Newt made the decision he did, there are a few things that are very important to remember. There was no one more capable than Newt at handling magical creatures, and caring for the creatures in the case. Newt's case contains several magical creatures,...


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Flamel says ‘we keep no food’, the ‘we’ possibly refers to his wife. Those Flamel’s wife is never shown or mentioned in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, at one point Flamel tells Jacob that ‘we keep no food in the house’, which implies that there’s more that one person living in the house, otherwise it’d make more sense for him to use the ...


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A giant From the script: ANGLE ON A HOUSE-ELF serving a drink to a giant, whose hand dwarfs the mug he is handed. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)


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I thought I'd leave some specific information regarding the old and new versions of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in hopes that it might be useful to some who haven't seen the original book. You can buy the 2009 version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at Amazon (US) via third party sellers as of this writing on 19.01.17, for $4.32. ...


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Nagini is now said to be a Maledictus, not an Animagus. J.K. Rowling specifically contradicts the idea that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is suggesting that Nagini is meant to be an Animagus. Instead, she’s said to be a Maledictus, which JKR further states is very different from being an Animagus. What some of these differences are already is ...


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Those creatures are Matagots, spirit familiars that resemble cats. Those cat-like creatures are Matagots, as Newt says when he sees them in the French Ministry. At that moment, MELUSINE enters the records room surrounded by growling Matagots. NEWT Oh no. LETA (scared) What kind of cats are those? NEWT These aren’t cats, they’re ...


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New York, London, and then Paris Warner Bros. have confirmed that the new Fantastic Beasts film will be heading to New York, to London, and then on to Paris. The film is set in 1927, months after Newt helped in the capture of Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. At the end of the first film, Newt leaves New York on a boat set for Europe. As principle ...


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Neither of them were suppressing their magical power Newt is quite clear about this in the script; an Obscurus only develops when magic is intentionally suppressed: Newt: Before wizards went underground, when we were still being hunted by Muggles, young wizards and witches sometimes tried to suppress their magic to avoid persecution. Instead of learning ...


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In the world of Harry Potter, magic manifests itself in physical beings. This is the subtle difference that Scamander is referring to. Wizards for example are susceptible to magical ailments such as Dragon Pox, which simply doesn't exist in any Muggle medical dictionary. Likewise Muggles are much more prone to injury or death from physical harm - even as ...


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Wands are snapped. When Hagrid got expelled from Hogwarts, they snapped his wand. He's not supposed to use magic: "Oh, well -- I was at Hogwarts meself but I -- er -- got expelled, ter tell yeh the truth. In me third year. They snapped me wand in half an' everything. "Yeah -- but we'll go back in this. Not s'pposed ter use magic now I've ...


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Almost certainly not. Even though Leta's apparent age could set the year as 1912, there is no reason to believe that the ship was the Titanic. As you said, the weather is all wrong, and Four-Funnel Liners, while not common, were not unheard of. So it is likely that the ship, as far as the producers were concerned, was a period appropriate ship, and had no ...


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The subtitle is merely for the audience's benefit and convenience. The official title of the body is "The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA)" however the majority of viewers wouldn't necessarily know what the acronym means. Note that the screenplay gives its full title SCENE 1 EXT. NEW YORK, AMERICAN MINISTRY OF MAGIC—1927—NIGHT ...


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