Why can’t Dumbledore move against Grindelwald? Is it the Unbreakable Vow?


Dumbledore cannot make a move against Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Could the Unbreakable Vow be the reason why he can’t?

It won’t be long now until the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is released in theatres, and we find out exactly why Dumbledore cannot move against Grindelwald, but until then, let’s speculate and theorize.

Today’s idea is the Unbreakable Vow. Is the spell, that cannot be broken, the reason why Dumbledore cannot move against Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald?

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For those of you who don’t know, or need a reminder, what the Unbreakable Vow is. It is where a witch or wizard makes a promise to another that cannot be broken. If it is broken, the witch or wizard that is bound to the promise dies.

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Severus Snape made such a promise to Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Snape vowed to watch over Draco Malfoy during his task given to him by Lord Voldemort. Which we learned was to kill Dumbledore.

So, has Dumbledore made such a vow to Grindelwald? Has Grindelwald made such a vow to Dumbledore? Maybe they both made vows to each other.

We know whatever the reason is, it is a big deal and a significant plot point. J.K. Rowling herself made that known.

So surely the Unbreakable Vow idea is not out of the question?

There is much about Dumbledore’s and Grindlewald’s youth that we do not know. They could have made the vow to one another when they were younger for a number of reasons.

Considering it is known that they both set out in search of the Deathly Hallows, it is possible they made a vow surrounding them, maybe a promise to one another not to interfere with the other.

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Then again, it could be a vow to stay away from each other. The two parted under strenuous circumstances after all.

Of course, if the reason is the Unbreakable Vow then another question needs to be asked. How do you break the vow without killing the witch or wizard? We know the two will one day duel, so will have to meet one another eventually.

I’m sure J.K. Rowling has already thought about that one if the idea turns out to be correct.

Of course, I could be completely wrong, it is just an idea after all and the reason why Dumbledore cannot move against Grindelwald is exactly what we discussed the very first time.

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