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Questions tagged [fantastic-beasts]

A British-American feature film series and prequel to the Harry Potter film series. To be used on all questions about the Fantastic Beasts series. If your question is about a particular entry in the series, please also include a tag for the movie you're asking about (for example [the-crimes-of-...

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Was the mirror Erised “broken” in Fantastic Beasts?

When Dumbledore looks in the mirror Erised he sees his deepest desire: But before that the mirror shows the past when In the Harry Potter books and movies the mirror is never shown to show the past. ...
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What would people think about two disappeared people?

Senator Henry Shaw is killed Mary Lou is killed MACUSA fears their secret world has been exposed, but Newt releases his Thunderbird to disperse a potion as rainfall over the city that erases all New ...
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Why didn't obliviate spell work on wizards? [duplicate]

I have just watched first part of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and I can't understand the final scene. Rain influences everybody's memory except wizards. Is there is a spell which works ...
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Why does Graves want to find an Obscurial so badly?

In the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) movie, why does Graves want to find an Obscurial so badly?
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How did Grindelwald know about Second World War and nuclear bombings?

Grindelwald delivers a speech in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. [Image src: pottermore] The Crimes of Grindelwald take place in 1927. But Gellert Grindelwald revealed a vision of ...
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How can Credence cast such a powerful spell

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, how can Credence cast such a powerful spell when he receives his first wand from Grindewald?
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Obliviation of New York, and in general

In the first Fantastic Beasts film, the entire city if New York is obliviated with a rain storm to wipe the memories of all Muggles who were witness to the events that nearly destroyed the city. ...
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How is the bloodpact between Dumbledore and Grindelwald even possible?

For those who have watched the newly released Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you will find a "bloodpact" (which is something very similar to the Unbreakable Vow) mentioned there between ...
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Why does Dumbledore see Grindelwald in the Mirror of Erised?

In the newly released Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald movie, we find a scene where Professor Dumbledore sees Gellert Grindelwald in the Mirror of Erised. Now, this doesn't seem to make sense ...
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Who is the one asking Flamel to fight?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, a person is asking Flamel to go and fight. We only hear the voice. Who is it?
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The whoomping willow continuity error

In the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie, there is a scene between Newt & Leta in their Hogwarts years. There we can see the famous whoomping willow. But according to Remus Lupin ...
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What is Leta Lestrange afraid of in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

Boggart takes the shape of the thing the viewer is afraid of. Boggarts lurk in cupboards and when confronted, take the form of your worst fears. In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, ...
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How is professor Mc.Gonagall present in Crimes of Grindelwald?

Is there any official explanation or quote regarding the appearance of Professor McGonagall in 'Crimes of Grindelwald', given that McGonagall is born in 1935 (CoG takes place in 1927 or 1928)? Was ...
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Where did Credence get this animal?

I don't know if i missed it somehow, but where in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald did Credence get the baby from? Was there a scene where it came to him? Or did Grindelwald give/plant it ...
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Is there any explanation for the differences to the existing Harry Potter timeline?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald two facts are revealed that challenge the existing timeline: A. Dumbledore was born long after Percival was sent to Azkaban and Albus was magically bound ...
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Why is Warner Bros still keeping Johnny Depp as Grindelwald even after so much controversy? [closed]

As the title states: Why hasn't Warner Bros. replaced Johnny Depp as Grindelwald? A few things to note There has been an outcry of angry fans wanting Warner Bros. to replace him. Johnny Depp ...
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At what place did the 5 Aurors in the Intro of Fantastic Beasts get killed?

In the intro of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them you see 5 Aurors who try to infiltrate/investigate a place. Before they get killed you can see a house/mansion, but what was it? Grindelwald'...
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What did Newt offer to pay Gnarlack?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, what did Newt offer to pay Gnarlack? I am not sure what he offered after the coins? I tried googling the answer, but nothing came up.
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Is this line in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone a reference to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?

In the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, made in 2001, Harry says (at around 1h57 into the film): "I mean, how many people wander around with dragon eggs in their ...
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Is there any use in obliviating the town with rainfall after photographs have been taken?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them MACUSA fears that their secret has been exposed to the world so they obliviated the town with rainfall: Before obliviating the town photographers had ...
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What was the method behind Graves' appearance?

I've seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them but I can't recall if I assumed that Grindelwald had been using Polyjuice in order to take on Graves' appearance, a la Barty Crouch and Mad Eye Moody ...
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Obsession of Niffler in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

In the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) the first critter we are introduced to is the Niffler. I am confused with its exact nature. Is he attracted to all metals or to precious ...
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Who is Leta Lestrange?

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. ...
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Did wizards participate in the First World War?

In the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them film, it is mentionned that Newt Scamander's brother, Theseus, is a war hero. In another part, as Jacob meets wizards, they all seem to be impressed that ...
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Why did Jacob need to walk into the rain to get his memory erased?

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 ...
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Did he allow Newt to catch him?

From everything that we know in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Gellert Grindelwald is smart, devious, and evil. When he was captured after the obscurial was destroyed, it seemed that it ...
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Why was the Obscurus in Newt's case staying in a snowscape?

Why was the Obscurus in Newt's case in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them staying in a snowscape? All the other creatures were more or less in their natural environment.
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Why didn't more beasts escape when Newt's suitcase was open?

We see that when Jacob opens the Newt's suitcase in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them some beasts escaped, few beasts compared to the amount that he has inside the suitcase. Why didn't more ...
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How did the Swooping Evil Venom infused rain affect the magical community?

I didn't see any wizards drenched in the rain at the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (don't recall, actually). But would the rain equally affect the wizards as it did no-maj's? This ...
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Is it possible that Jacob retained his memories?

The last scene of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them shows us that Jacob, who is meant to have lost his memory of the magical world, is baking goods in the shape of the fantastic beasts he met on ...
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What does the first scene in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them mean?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starts with a dark scene with some wizards. I was unable to make a connection between this scene and the rest of the film. And I didn't even get what really ...
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Why was Frank necessary?

Slight spoilers below At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt releases Frank to distribute the Swooping Evil's venom as a mass Obliviation spell. He says Frank is their "only ...
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What is the logic behind the execution procedure in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them?

The process of execution as shown in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, looks very complicated. First, they put in a happy memory in the liquid-thingy below the floating chair, and then the ...
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Are there any more movies announced after Fantastic Beasts?

I just saw Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and was not expecting to see I would be surprised that such a prominent actor would have a few minutes on screen as such an important character in ...
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What are all the magical creatures/Beasts in Newt Scamander's suitcase?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Newt Scamander has various Beasts, or we can say magical creatures, in his suitcase. Some appear quite briefly and have significance in the story and ...
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How did Newt Scamander realize “someone's” real identity?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt restrains Graves' movements with one of his friendly beasts and then proceeds to use the Revelio spell to... (spoiler) My question is, what gave him ...
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Is Percival Graves using the Elder Wand in Fantastic Beasts?

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we find out that We also know that Grindelwald had the Elder Wand, because Dumbledore had won it from him in a duel. Is Percival Graves using ...
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Why does Graves want him dead?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them MACUSA captures Newt and Goldstein and, accusing them of being responsible for the death of Senator Shaw, Graves orders them killed. Why? How does he ...
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What is the magical wasp that Newt notices several times in New York City?

In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, after arriving in New York City (and I think only after his collection of magical creatures escapes his suitcase), Newt Scamander notices a bright blue ...
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Why MACUSA and not MCUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America)?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, we learn about the Magical Congress of the United States of America (shortened MACUSA). Indeed they abbreviate it to this acronym in common speech (...
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Why are portkeys not used for long-distance travel?

The beginning of Newt Scamander's story includes him arriving on America's shore by boat. My understanding from the Harry Potter world is that long-distance travel can be accomplished by portkey, ...
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How can a witch/wizard disguise themselves, excluding Polyjuice Potion?

At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, there is a reveal I don't think Polyjuice potion was used, mainly because of the accent and voice differences (which in the movies have always ...
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How does Percival Graves use magic without his wand in Fantastic Beasts?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we can see Percival Graves use magical abilities (mainly telekinetic) that we would typically associate with wands, at least as far as wizards and witches ...
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Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them understandable without watching any other Harry Potter film?

I am planning to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and asking this question in place of a friend who might give me company. But he has not seen any HP film before. Can we understand ...
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Why didn't Harry Potter become an Obscurial?

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it says that young wizards or witches who have had their magic suppressed throughout their childhood become Obscurials, and develop a dark, parasitical ...
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In which Harry Potter film/book was the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them mentioned?

It's a fact that the new book/movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is a text book used in Hogwarts. I heard it is mentioned in the original series Can anyone tell me in which book was it ...
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Is Fantastic Beasts a prequel to Harry Potter?

So Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is another Harry Potter universe movie coming up this year. The movie is based on a different era, 70 years before the story of Harry Potter. So is this new ...