In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, I am curious to know who Leta Lestrange is, other than that she is the girlfriend of Newt. Whenever I hear Lestrange, Bellatrix Lestrange hits mind first.

  1. Is she evil or good?
  2. Was she a reason why Newt was expelled from Hogwarts?

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Leta Lestrange was a witch who, sometime between 1908 to 1916, had a close relationship with Newton Scamander while they were both students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, due to their outcast nature and love of studying magical creatures. One of Leta's experiments went wrong, endangering the life of another student. Rather than see his friend expelled, Newt took the blame and was expelled in her place. This left him bitter, but still much in love with Leta.

Reference from Wiki : http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Leta_Lestrange

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    To quote the wiki further: "director David Yates, we will learn more about Leta Lestrange, and Newt's relationship with her, in future movies in the franchise" We don't know enough about her to state if she's evil or good (also, is it ever so black and white?). The fact that she's from the Lestrange family already makes the character intriguing, but it still could go both ways. I suspect her character to have enough depth to at least make the answer to the good or evil question a complicated one. Dec 7, 2016 at 9:16
  • @ThomasMulder Feel free to add that as an answer.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Dec 7, 2016 at 13:25
  • Was that really Answer-worthy? I felt like it added merit to Ironman's answer more :-) Dec 7, 2016 at 13:35

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