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What were the crimes of Grindelwald?

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 ...
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Why did this character join Grindelwald?

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)...
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Is Newt going to be the protagonist in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts?

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 ...
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What happened to Nicolas Flamel's wife in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

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 ...
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How can the Lestrange bloodline still exist?

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 ...
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What's the deal with Grindelwald's magical skull bong?

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 ...
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Can this connection between Credence and Dumbledore be true?

Update - It can’t be - Dumbledore’s parents died too long before his birth. Dumbledore’s parents both died before they could possibly have another child Credence’s age. When he was hunting Hallows ...
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Was Nagini the only snake which could become human?

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 ...
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What happened to Nicolas Flamel's wife in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

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 ...
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Is the sinking liner in the Crimes of Grindelwald the Titanic?

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 ...
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What are these cat like fantastic beasts from The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer?

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 ...
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Where will the second Fantastic Beasts film be set?

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 ...
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Why wasn't the "American Ministry of Magic" given its correct title?

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 ...
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Why does everyone think Leta is bad?

The Lestranges were thought ‘evil’, so they thought Leta was too. It was very likely that people, including the students at Hogwarts, were prejudiced against Leta before they’d ever even met her ...
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How can Newt cast Accio on a Niffler when it is only supposed to work on inanimate objects?

Accio has been used on creatures before. In the Harry Potter series, creatures have been successfully summoned by using Accio before, and aren’t harmed by it. Harry successfully Summoned Neville’s ...
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What context is necessary to enjoy Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Assuming you're already broadly familiar with the Harry Potter films and Wizarding World in general, these are the things that you'll need to know prior to seeing FB2 in order for the film to make ...
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Was Nagini the only snake which could become human?

Nagini's not an Animagus. She's a Maledictus. She carries a curse in her bloodline that allows her to transform, but will one day grow beyond her control and transform her into a snake permanently. ...
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Who is the Professor McGonagall in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

I think there might be an explanation in store in future movies. The year 1935 is never mentioned anywhere "official", neither on Pottermore nor in the "Short stories from Hogwarts" ebook, where her ...
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Who is the Professor McGonagall in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

It is unclear as to who this McGonagall is, though it is almost certainly the Minerva we know from the main Harry Potter series. The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original ...
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Was Grindelwald using magic to persuade people?

It’s implied in interviews it’s mainly using skill. Though it’s unclear in the movie itself whether Grindelwald’s ability to convince people to join him is magical or just his own skill, it’s implied ...
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What are these cat like fantastic beasts from The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer?

Just to add some interesting bits - Matagots exist outside the HP world as well. The Wikipedia refers to them being in traditions of southern France. A matagot or mandagot is, according to some oral ...
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Where is Newt Scamander in the era of Harry Potter?

Newt had already retired by that time. Though Newt is still alive during the Harry Potter series, he never meets Harry (and therefore readers never encounter him in person) because his life doesn’t ...
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In The Crimes of Grindelwald, why is Dumbledore wearing Muggle clothing?

The film's Costume Designer Colleen Atwood discussed this in some detail. In short it boils down to wanting to find a halfway-house between his purple suit in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ...
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What was the spell Newt cast to find Tina?

The screenplay describes it thusly. [NEWT leads JACOB through the statue and into Magical Paris. He puts his case down and points his wand at the street.] NEWT: Appare vestigium. [The ...
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Is Newt going to be the protagonist in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts?

Newt ‘is the key to all this’ and will remain central to the story. In an interview on the set of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, David Heyman was asked about if it was difficult to keep Newt ...
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Is this character’s name a reference?

Possibly - a copy of Marcus Aurelius is shown on Rowling’s site. It seems possible that the name Aurelius is a reference to Marcus Aurelius, since the banner for the “Answers” section of J.K. Rowling’...
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Why did this character join Grindelwald?

SPOILER ALERT An obvious reason (properly described by @Valorum) is being able to marry Jacob. It's her greatest desire, and she sees Grindelwald's way is the only way to achieve that. It's like the ...
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Where will the second Fantastic Beasts film be set?

According to this artice from Hypable, it will be set in Paris, the capital city of France. Director David Yates has revealed in a new interview where Newt and company will be heading when Fantastic ...
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What is the species of Gellert Grindelwald's pet?

Grindelwald’s pet is a baby Chupacapra, named Antonio. Grindelwald’s pet that’s in his prison cell with him is a baby Chupacabra, a creature that’s described in the screenplay as part lizard, part ...
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Why did Grindelwald have Antonio in his cell?

Antonio may have been part of the security around Grindelwald. It seems likely that Antonio was part of the security measures around Grindelwald. When he’s chained to the chair, Grindelwald is also ...
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