4 best fan theories for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald won’t be here until November, but here are the best fan theories to keep you filled with excitement for weeks.

The Potterverse is an intense place where we have tons of emotions about characters and plot holes from the books to the movies. With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald coming out in November, there are many fan theories that have our minds reeling.

Since it’s been a couple years since the last movie, fans are more eager than ever to examine all the evidence and try to tease out everything that will happen in the film.

Let’s get Sirius (sorry, that’s a terrible pun) to break down the theories everyone has come up with.

Claudia Kim’s character is Nagini

There has been much speculation about Claudia Kim’s character who is in the Circus Arcanus. Her character is in the freak show for a good reason — she is a Maledictus witch. A Maledictus is a person who has cursed blood, and they will turn into a beast.

The theory is that Kim’s character will become Nagini, Voldemort’s snake, and the seventh Horcrux. This is backed up by an official press image of Fantastic Beasts 2. In the poster, Kim is in some rather snake-like tights that have everyone believing they’re a nod to Nagini’s scales.

Credence Barebone is part of the Lestrange family

A Twitter post that shows the Lestrange family tree backs this theory up. A closer look at the tree shows the name Corvus Lestrange and the lineage underneath it. The theorist explains, “Credence Barebone & Leta Lestrange are half-siblings. They both share Corvus Lestrange as a father – Leta’s mother is Laurena & Credence’s is Clarisse.”

I personally love the Lestrange family, especially Bellatrix (who doesn’t?) and would enjoy seeing more of a backstory to the family.

Ariana Dumbledore was an Obscurial

After reading the books over and over, Ariana Dumbledore is one character that still intrigues me. Now in Fantastic Beasts 2, we will find more about her, and one theorist believes Ariana was an Obscurial. An Obscurus is a disease that blocks a child’s magical abilities.

Most who suffer from this disease die by the age of 10 due to the inability to control their powers. This would fit with Ariana’s story because her mother kept her locked up due to “an illness.” Could this illness have been an Obscurus that was so powerful it drove Ariana mad?

Apparition into Hogwarts is sometimes allowed

Okay, so this is more of a question than a theory, but I’m dying to know. In the official trailer, there was one small scene that’s since sent everyone into a frenzy. Multiple wizards Apparate into Hogwarts, which is not supposed to be possible for the most part. Dumbledore has made acceptations to the rule  (like in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), but it is rare.

While everyone thinks that it was a mistake, Jessica Williams, a friend of J.K. Rowling’,s told everyone it wasn’t. Williams said, “David Yates and Jo [wrote the script]. Who knows more about the Potter universe person than the person who created it? Nobody. Not a single person.”

So now we know it was not a mistake, how did they Apparate into Hogwarts? Was this before the Apparition rule was set into place? Was the rule put in place due to Grindelwald? I need to know ASAP.

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What are your top theories for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?