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Harry Potter fans were eagerly waiting on the screen between Dumbledore and Grindelwald, as the readers first heard of the famous duel in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Fantastic beasts: Grindelwald's crimes the audience takes one step closer to this turn: Gellert Grindelvald (Johnny Depp) returns after his surprise in 2016 Fantastic beasts and where to find them while young Albus Dumbeldore (Jude Lav) debuted on the screen.
The film, which is held in 1927, is full of other references to the original Harry Potter series and connects plots of two stories over decades. The fans who watched the stories already know that the filmwoman is tilting in the movie, as well as the Mirror of the Elder and the Nursing Stick. Here are all the parallels and connections between the two stories – including the twist.
Dumbledore's conflict with the Ministry of Magic
Meet the young Dumbledore. At the time, Dumbledore is a professor of defense against dark art in Hogwarts. We see him teaching the class at Boggart, which essentially coincides with the lesson. Professor Remus Lupine was given a few decades later by Harry and his colleagues.
The fans find out that Dumbledore's uncomfortable relationship with sorcerers began earlier in the career of Professor Hogwarts. Officials from the Ministry of Magic break the class to face Dumbledore: they claim to be working against them by sending Nevt Scamander (Eddie Redmaine) to America, and then to Paris to protect Credence, Obscurial, from Grindelwald.
When Dumbledore avoids his questions, he is forbidden to continue teaching the defense against dark art. A boy named McLaggen comes to the defense of Dumbledore, saying that he is the best teacher they had. (Perhaps he is an ancestor of Cormac McLaggen, a boy who falls on Hermione Half-Blood Prince.)
Minerva McGonagall's video
The other teacher enrolled students outside the classroom. It looks like young Minerva McGonagall (Fiona Glascott). This event is a little confusing, as some have noticed that Pottermore had previously quoted Minerv's birth date in October 1935, eight years after Crimes of Grindelwald held. Perhaps the woman in the film is a mother or aunt's teacher in the film Harry Potter series and two witches share the name.
Mirror of Erised
Dumbledore warned Harry to move away from the Mirror of the Week Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, revealing that the sorcerers and witches were driven out of the glass that showed them their deepest desires. Harry asked Dumbledore what he saw when he looked into the mirror, and his director replied "thick, woolen socks". Harry suspects that this is a lie, and actually J.K. Rovling later explained that Dumbledore saw his dead sister Ariana and the rest of his family.
But, apparently, younger Dumbledore had different desires. In Crimes of Grindelwald, we see that Dambldor looks in the mirror that reflects Grindelwald on him. This short scene attached to Rovling's discovery that Dumbledore and Grindelwald had a romantic relationship. (On the second scene, the Minister of Magic notes that Dumbledore and Grindelwald were "closer to the brothers" whom Dumbledore consciously responds to "closer.")
It seems that Dambldor is still in love with a man, although he recognizes Grindelwald's potential for evil.
At the end Fantastic beasts and where to find them, the sorcerers exchange memories of the whole city of Muggles so they do not remember the magic they have seen. On Nevt's surprise, Muggle Jacob (Dan Fogler) appears in his apartment at the beginning Crimes of Grindelwald, and remembers everything. Jacob explains that the spell has only wiped out bad memories – and that he was generally good, so he remembered all of them.
It does not seem that this is the way Obliviate charm works in Harry Potter books. For example, Hermione succeeded in reminding her parents not to remember that Hermione was ever born to protect them from Eaters of Death. This wiped out a good memory, although it managed to restore them later. Likewise, when Gilderoy Lockhart commits his victims, he removes all his memories – positive and negative.
Probably, American sorcerers used a certain variation of memory charm that only erases bad memories, although the movie never explains why.
Fans of the Harry Potter books will remember Nicholas Flamel Kamen Sorger. Flamel is a French alchemist created by Stone Sorcerer, produced by Elikir of Life. Flamel uses an elixir to extend his life and his wife for some 690 years. When Voldemort tries to get back Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Flamel entrusts the magical object to his friend Dambldor, and Harry defends the stone from Him who is not to be called.
Flamel debuts on the screen Crimes of Grindelwald as the owner of a safe house that Dumbledore proposes to Nevt. Flamel looks so old that Jacob made him mistake because of the spirit. But Flamel does not allow his age to prevent him from fighting evil: He helps Newton and his allies contain the curse that Grindelwald casts at the end of the film.
What stick has Grindelvald?
Although in this film nobody talks about Elder Vand, Grindelwald probably already uses the strongest stick in existence. According to Rovling's time, Grindelwald steals Elder Vand from Gregorovich rods sometime between 1900 and 1926, before the event Fantastic Beasts. Grindelwald probably used the Graves rod (Colin Farrell) when he was concealed as the wizard in the last movie. Now he reunited with his old stick, which helps explain the power he uses at the cemetery at the end of the film.
Depression in its human form
Rovling caused controversy when he was Crimes of Grindelwald The trailer was an irritating figure that turned from man to snake. This woman turns out Maledict is called Nagina, played by Claudia Kim. Credence meets him while they both work in a circus. Unlike Animagus, which can freely morph from man to animal and back, Maledictus carries a blood curse that will eventually permanently turn a person into an animal.
I suppose this Nagina is the same one that will eventually become the companion (and Horcruk of) Voldemort. The fans can assume that Nagini is concerned about the dark art in her early life because she inevitably ends up with the ally of the wisest wizard in history.
But in Crimes of Grindelwald, when Grindelwald offers several wizards the choice to join his forces, Nagina resists, even as her friend Credence settles with Grindelvald. It is still unclear whether Nagini will go to the dark side or Voldemort will somehow rob it after being permanently turned into a snake.
In Half-Blood Prince, Snape makes an Unbreakable Covenant with Narcissus Malfoy, promising to help her son Draco fulfill the promise he gave to kill Dumbledore. In this book, the fans learned that those who do not fulfill their impeccable covenant are dying.
In Crimes of Grindelwald, Tina (Katherine Waterston) can determine that Iusuf (Villiam Nadilam) made an impenetrable curtain based on scars on his hand. This looks like another change from the original Harry Potter Books: He had the inexcusable obedience Snape had made with Narcis, left scars on his hand, surely Harry or another member of the Order of Phoenix would notice and suspect something. Perhaps the scars grow only in time or that magic evolved over the decades Fantastic Beasts i Harry Potter.
How is Lestrange related to Bellatrix?
First Fantastic Beasts the film was marveling at the appearance of Lete Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz), probably the relationship of evil Bellatrik Lestrange from Harry Potter series. Let's learn it while the Year was at some point a Nevt's girlfriend; She is now engaged with her brother Thesus.
Fans can assume from their surname that Years have intensified the dark magic, like most of her relatives. But while Father Dad was a really terrible man who used the Empire's curse to steal another woman's wife and impregnate her, the Year-a child born of that attack-does not inherit the slaughter of her father's evil.
She feels guilty for years because she has replaced her poster brother for another baby on a boat in America, just to rest. When the ship sank, the real brother went with him. The second baby (Ezra Miller's Cloak) survived with Leto. This means that Credence is not part of the Lestrange family, despite the fact that many in the film doubted it. Years prove his story with the Lester's family tree, which looks similar to the black family tree in which it appears Order of the Phoenix.
At the end of the film, Lata is sacrificed in an attempt to fight Grindelwald and save Newton and Thesus. The unfinished death of the Flight means that she can not be the immediate ancestor of Bellatrix, because she did not have a child – at least to whom we know. Bellatrix must originate from the second branch of the Lestrange family.
Dumbledore Obsession with Obscurials
Dumbledore seems to have a more comprehensive knowledge of Obscurials than most wizards. A quick look for those who have forgotten: Dumbledore's sister Ariana was abused by some local Muggle guys who saw her when she was young when she heard magic. Ariana later became ill, pushing her magic just to leave her in dangerous explosions.
Dumbledore's father attacked Muggles who injured Ariana, and was imprisoned in Azkaban. He never told anyone the problem of Aryans, fearing that, if he used it as a defense, the Ministry would take Ariane out of his family. Many fans now assume it was Obscurial.
Dumbledore's mother was later killed in an accident caused by Ariana, and Dambldore became the guardian of Ariana and his brother Aberforth. During that time, she was stuck at home that Dumbledore met Grindelwald. Two exchanged ideas and drew a new world order in which the sorcerers ruled Mugles for "the greater good."
Two plan to seek deadly tasks together to achieve this goal, but when Aberforth confronted them, the three dueled, accidentally killing Ariana. Grindelwald escaped, Dumbledore – overcome by injustice – grasped the mistake of his thinking about the rule of Muggle and spent the rest of his life trying to defend the innocence against dark magic.
Harry Potter finds out this story from Aberforth in The Deathli Hallows. We see the impact that tragedy has on Dumbledore Crimes of Grindelwald, as Dumbledor asks Nevt to protect Credence, another Obscurial, and expects his possible bribe with Grindelvald.
Dumbledore and Grindelwald's wonderful duel
In the end, in the end Crimes of Grindelwald, Nevt and Dumbledore discuss how Dumbledore and Grindelwald swore not to fight each other. (Dumbledore had told the ministry earlier that he could not oppose Grindelwald, leaving the audience to assume Dumbledore's longing feelings because Grindelwald liberated him emotionally from the conflict.)
Instead of making an unbreakable covenant, the two have made a blood oath – a new concept for fans of Harry Potter. Given that Dumbledore and Grindelwald ultimately fought, a blood oath is probably groundbreaking, unlike the Unbreakable Covenant.
Who is Aurelius Dumbledore?
In the final minutes of the film, Grindelwald's followers turned to Nurmengard, the prison Grindelwald was building for disagreements – and eventually became his own prison house. There, Grindelwald discovers that Credence is actually Aurelius Dumbledore, brother of Albus Dambaldor.
We still do not know why that brother of Dumbledore has never been mentioned in the Harry Potter universe before, or how Dumbledore's baby ended up on a ship in America. Rita Skeeter would be disappointed to find out she had not dug up all the dirt on the Dambledore.
Grindelwald could lie. But he tells Credence that it says that the phoenix appears to Dambledore in time of need, and that Phoenix really seems to be a Credence. Could it be young Fovkes?
If Credence really is Dumbledore, it means that Albus Dumbledore had two regular brothers and sisters. Grindelwald thinks that the power of Credence, perhaps Dumbledore's guilt for the fate of Ariane, will be his most powerful weapon against the great wizard.