Fantastic beasts: Grindelwald's crimes continues Harry Potter battered saga presented in the first Fantastic Beasts film, and if you've seen a movie, you already know it's a pretty intense war. The key guard of the magical kingdom, J.K. Rovling not only strengthened the threat of the evil Aryan sorceress Gellert Grindelwald, but she has thrown long-time fans of the loop series, suggesting a completely new fact about one of the world's most famous figures, Albus Dumbledore.
Is it true? And if so, what does it mean, if anything, for the three planned films that remain in Fantastic Beasts series? We have answers and more below – but be warned, the following.
First Fantastic Beasts the film added a new character to Harry Potter universe. The other made it even more of the plot – and turned it into a big turn.
In the first one Fantastic Beasts film, we meet Ezra Miller's Credence, a frightened orphan, who has abused his life for the duration of his awe for witches – at least until he realizes his intense magic power after meeting with the hidden Grindelvald. Grindelwald continues to agree in the hope of forming an alliance, since Credence Obscurial: a wizard carrying a powerful symbiotic parasite known as Obscurus.
Obscurus is new to the Harry Potter universe, and an explanation for this in the first Fantastic Beasts the film is short and easy to miss. In essence, Obscurial is a magician who has so completely suppressed his magic, mainly because they have suffered abuse, that it is a form of Obscurus parasite. It can then be released later, causing all kinds of violence and damage.
Typical Obscurial is a young wizard – young, because Obscurus usually destroys his host before the host reaches the adult age. It seems to be an exception: someone who survived in teenage years because of his uniquely solid magical abilities.
The order, it's the default, survives first Fantastic Beasts film secretly withdraws from his scene of his supposed death. When we catch him Fantastic beasts: Grindelwald's crimes, escaped from New York and landed in Europe, where he traces his traces to his past and his true identity. In the last moments of the new film, Grindelwald reveals a key secret for Credence: Credence has long lost the younger brother of Albus Dumbledore himself – and his real name is Aurelius.
If true, this discovery contains significant implications for the entire Harri Potter universe, which has a dense history full of well-known facts about many of the most powerful families of the magical world, including Dambless. A secret brother who will hide among any family tree would be quite a scandal – especially a family that is strongly magical like Dumbledore.
That's right is the truth? It is quite possible – but I have to admit, it's stretching.
Is Credence really Dumbledore-you-know-what? Maybe – but if it is, J.K. Rovling has a lot of explanations.
It is important to note that, first of all, it is disguised as "Graves" in the first Fantastic Beasts film, Grindelwald is lying confidently in order to exploit him. First, Grindelwald is lying and says he wants to help Credence learn magic, to get a tribute to help him find Obscurial – not realizing that Credence is Obscurial. Later, he discovers this offer that he was a trick, considering the Credence of incredible choking and totally turning it off until he realizes his mistake.
Grindelwald obviously has no idea that Credence is even a magician at this time, let alone the mighty family of the wizard to which he belongs.
Grindelwald also clearly lays on Credence at the end Crimes of Grindelwald informing him that Dumbledore wants him dead – an obvious lie at Grindelwald's work, because, as far as we know, Dumbledore does not even know who the Credence is.
So, it is quite possible that Grindelwald can lie to Credence when he discovers that Credence is part of Dumbledore's family. And there's a lot of reason to think it is.
The most obvious reason is that we have never heard of Professor Albus Dumbledore who had hitherto secret secrets. He is as good as having only two brothers and sisters, his brother Aberforth and his misfortune, Ariana. Due to Dumbledore's historical significance and cultural significance within the Harri Potter universe, fans are already familiar with unscrupulous sorcerers such as the writer Rita Skeeter, tracers who previously prevailed on all of their family skeletons. It's unlikely that the secret was buried so deep that Rita Skeeter did not reveal it. But, of course, this is always possible.
What not it seems possible that Dumbledore does not know that he has a long lost brother, but that Grindelvald – who, again, had no idea who he was in the first movie, which takes place just a few months before this – somehow.
To buy this tweet, one of the two things must be true: 1) we must believe that Dumbledore knew about the existence of his orphan brother, but he did not care to try to save him from terrible physical and emotional abuse, which is high or 2 ) we must believe that Grindelwald recently received secret information about who knows where, about the English wizard's family, as long as he was sitting in a prison cell in New York.
However, with all these words, the most prominent evidence that Credence is not "Aurelius Dumbledore" is its age. If Credence Dumbledore was filled with a blood brother, then the youngest could have been, according to having established the canonical time line of the Harri Potter universe, 36 years old.
That's because we know from the seventh Harry Potter that Dambldor's sister Ariani was attacked by a boy from Mugla who permanently disabled him, after which Dumbledore's father sought revenge on the boys and was sent to Azkaban, a magical prison for life. Assuming that marriage visits are not really a matter in Azkaban – and this is definitely not such a prison – then in 1927, when we captured Credence, we must approach the Middle Ages.
But obviously not; He was presented as fighting, a teenager who just entered his own power. His actor, Ezra Miller, claims that Credence was 18 in 1926 during the first film event.
So in essence, or Grindelwald is lying, or Rovling completely overthrows the canonical time line – or is there some the second a rotating sword that must explain this complication.
Here are some ways in which this crafting might work – though again, it's a huge part
It is always possible that Aurelius Albus is a half-brother and that Albus's mother had an affair with someone we do not know. But again, here we come across the question of age. If Albus's mother, Kendra Dumbledore, had a baby out of wedlock after the death of her husband, the youngest baby in 1927 was 28 years old.
This is because it is well known that Albus's mother, Kendra Dumbledore, died in 1899 in a tragic accident that was caused by her daughter Ariana, whose own magic is difficult to control from Mugla's attack, which left tension and indirectly sent her father to prison. Ariana, we should notice, later also tragically died in an effort between Albus, their brother and Grindelwald. (Dambdor's family is really extremely tragic, which could explain why Harry lived in the wardrobe until he was 11 years old.)
There are other ways in which this turn can be turned: for example, Credence could actually be 10 years older than it thinks it is based on a mere manual will of magic. But that's a lot of problems to explain the time mismatch.
Another possibility is that Kendra Dumbledore did not actually die in an accident in 1899, that she could somehow fake her own death and that she had another child. But this presupposes that she would be willing to leave her orphaned children for some unknown reason, and also raises the question of why she would do it and what happened to her – and how, again, Dumbledore and Both of them columnist gossip never had discovered these information.
There is another third option, but it also requires the establishment of a lot of new magic theory and the bastardization of previously established world construction. It is the possibility that Credence is actually Ariana alone, or some other part of her soul. Perhaps horcruk, or perhaps her own uncontrolled magic, the same destructive energy that killed her mother, somehow became Obscurial and found a new host in the form of Credence.
The problem with this theorizing is that he assumes that Rovling will be ready to significantly disrupt her carefully established universe to forge a conspiracy. But this is in a major comprehensive problem Crimes of Grindelwald, which is often expressed by the disturbances of the world that we know on behalf of the broken tablets, which do not seem to bring more pay or contribute to the overall development of the story.
In another example of manual preservation of a pre-established time limit, for example, Professor McGonagall appears in this film as a young professor Hogwarts. We see it in a return that takes place in the 1910s, and that's sweet – except for the canonical time frame we were introduced to, McGonagall was not born until 1935.
So, that's what we're looking at: a lot of theories and possibilities that do not match the previously established facts. And yet, it is still possible that Dumbledore, despite all logic and against all the facts, has a long lost brother.
So what does that mean for the series?
The most obvious implication for the rest Fantastic Beasts The series is thematic. J.K. Rovling likes paralelism, so if Dumbledore's connection is correct, then he probably sets some parallels between Credence / Aurelius and Harry himself.
Both are orphans, both raised by insulting guards who were extremely paranoid of witches. Both grew up completely separate from the magical world, but both eventually found that they belong to extremely prominent magical families with very important roles to play in the ongoing battle between the bright and dark wizards. Both are extremely powerful sorcerers in their own right – and crucial, both seem to have been processed and targeted by dark wizards who want to exploit them for their own plans.
Of course, the way their stories of parallel origin play are quite different for each of them. So far, according to Grindelwald, depending on the fact that Grendelwald is moving away from her, depending on how useful it is. Harry initially marked the death of Voldemort, and in a few moments of torture, that never changed.
Again, Voldemort was motivated by the famous prophecy that Harry would kill him. And new Fantastic Beasts the film strongly implies that Credence may also be the subject of a previously unknown set of prophecies involving brothers who are fighting each other and affecting the fate of the magical world. If that prophecy shows up, it suggests that Credence will shake up his doubts and remain loyal to Grindelwald – at least initially, although it is fairly clear that he was appointed to redemption – and that Dumbledore will have to fight at a certain point at a certain point.
This could also be crucial for explaining the great lag in the time line we are facing. In the established canonical time frame of the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore does not defeat Grindelwald until 1945, in an apparent parallel paralet in World War II. So giving Dumbledore a different barrier to overcoming, just as he first defeats his brother in order to defeat the former boyfriend, can help explain why it takes two more decades for this story to follow its peak.
However, bearing in mind that the previously established canonical time line is rapidly moving and accelerating, there is simply no speech where we will land. Only one thing looks safe: what we know about the magic world is likely to be extremely different to the end Fantastic Beasts than when the franchise started.