At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt helps to obliviate all No-majs by using Swooping evil's venom. Somehow, I don't understand why Jacob only forgets everything he has done together with Newt when he's walking into the rain. There's a guy shown in the shower who seems to lose his memory, too and he's not standing outside.

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The rain water contaminates the water in the pipelines and/or overhead storage tanks of the buildings in the city.

As you mentioned, a guy in the shower loses his memory. There is also a shot of a woman drinking from a tap who also loses her memory.

Observational deduction and I don't have any links confirming this.


Also, they could've easily obliviated him instead of making him walk into the rain, but I think that wasn't how it was shown because that would mean that the characters proactively wipe his memory, and I think none of them had the heart to do that. Which is why making him walk into the rain was possibly a kinder thing to do.

  • This does not answer the actual question
    – Jules
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 19:03
  • At face value, this looks like a fine Doylist answer.
    – swbarnes2
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 18:39

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