Characters from Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter who are related

The characters from the Fantastic Beasts films are connected with Rowling’s established Harry Potter canon, and here’s a breakdown of each one.
Although Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore takes place over sixty years before the events of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, characters from both series are connected. The Wizarding World story now has eleven films, and the on-screen timeline is brimming with rich lore, complicated characters, and a well-established canon. In many cases, these fully actualize the Wizarding World’s history, present, and future, effectively connecting both eras.


While some of the Harry Potter relationships may appear tertiary, most of the ones featured in Fantastic Beasts 3 are well-earned and significant. J.K Rowling, the author of both the Harry Potter novels and the screenplays for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is notorious for retconning and adding features to her world, which has earned her harsh criticism in the post-Deathly Hallows reality. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts mythos appears to be an attempt to solidify her Wizarding World mythology by relating it to characters from the first Harry Potter film series.
Given that many of its previously established characters also link to past Fantastic Beasts installments, the Fantastic Beasts franchise now has roots to rival the original Harry Potter films with the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Dumbledore. That helps to create a far more unified Wizarding World, full of new context that adds to the richness of the Harry Potter franchise. That includes its ever-expanding cast of characters, some of whom have unexpected ties. Here is a list of all the characters in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts who are linked to one another:


Aberforth Dumbledore & Aurelius Dumbledore


Aberforth Dumbledore (Richard Coyle), the younger brother of Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), fathered a son with a woman from Godric’s Hollow, according to Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. After the battle with Grindelwald, Aberforth is reunited with his son. Credence Barebone, son of Aberforth and nephew of Albus, is revealed to be Credence Barebone, born Aurelius Dumbledore. Although little is known about Aurelius’ mother, Albus tells Newt Scamander that she was “taken away,” presumably with the infant Aurelius. Aberforth doesn’t tell anyone that he’s the father of a long-lost child since the two brothers are emotionally distant. When the ashes of Credence’s phoenix fall down Albus’s suit coat, he learns the connection between Credence and Aberforth, while Aberforth talks with this son through the Hog’s Head’s mirror. Aurelius asks Aberforth whether he’s ever thought of his son during the emotional finale of Fantastic Beasts 3, and he responds with the classic Severus Snape remark, “Always.”


Bellatrix Lestrange & Leta Lestrange

Bellatrix with her wand and Leta Lestrange in a split image
Though their similar surname makes it reasonable to presume Bellatrix (Helena Bonham Carter) and Leta (Zo Kravitz) are connected, the Lestrange family tree is far more complicated than it appears. Even though Bellatrix was born into a Black family, she finally married Rodolphus Lestrange, although the pair’s putative blood relation threw a wrench. Rodolphus Lestrange, Rodolphus’ ancestor, was Minister of Magic from 1835 to 1841. Corvus Lestrange IV (Keith Chanter) is introduced in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald; they lived in France during the 1920s and died shortly after sending his daughter Leta and son Corvus away from the country – indicating a gap in the Lestrange family tree between the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Another probable Lestrange pedigree is Cyrille Lestrange I’s bloodline, with Leta Lestrange’s great-great-grandfather being Cyrille and his brother, Corvus I. In 1927, Cyrille’s lineage ended with Nozéa Lestrange, who was single and childless. Rodolphus may have derived from this line of Lestrange, although despite serving as Minister for Magic in the mid-1800s, he isn’t listed on the Lestrange family tree in The Crimes of Grindewald. Rodolphus should feature in the sequel film’s family tree, which spans the 1700s to the 1900s. However, he may have been removed as a blood traitor because he went on to become Minister for Magic. In many ways, Sirius Black was removed from his family tree in the original Harry Potter timeline. While there are no official links between Leta, Bellatrix, and Rodolphus, Lestrange is a well-known surname in the Wizarding World and could be addressed in the Fantastic Beasts franchise’s fourth chapter.

Lord Voldemort & Nagini

Nagini (Claudia Kim) is reintroduced in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as a lady held captive at the Circus Arcanus by its ringmaster, Skender (Olafur Darri Olafsson). She eventually leaves the warped circus to assist her buddy Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) in searching for his family. Nagini is later revealed to be a Maledictus whose blood curse would turn her into a snake for the rest of her life. Nagini isn’t in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, so her future in the Fantastic Beasts franchise is unknown. However, her portrayal in the films as a kind, loyal friend who refutes Gellert Grindewald’s influence on Creedence, imploring him to stay with her instead of joining the dark wizard, doesn’t necessarily align with her eventual relationship with Lord Voldemort. She eventually succumbs to the curse and joins Voldemort in his drive for power, eventually becoming his loyal servant and Horcrux, but how she rejects one dark wizard in favor of another is a mystery for the time being. Voldemort and Nagini have an unbreakable link; the two have a profound personal connection. Voldemort takes possession of her to attack Arthur Weasley at the Ministry of Magic, and Nagini’s venom aids Voldemort’s survival. Nagini’s story could be a significant storyline point in the future if the two more Fantastic Beasts films are approved.

Luna Lovegood & Newt Scamander

Newt Scamander was merely known as the author of the book of the same name, which was recommended reading for Hogwarts students in their first year of school before publishing the first film, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Newt’s book is purchased by Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) at Flourish & Blotts, and the character is not mentioned again. However, with the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K Rowling brings up the surname Scamander once more after Rowling clarifies what happened to Luna Lovegood after Harry Potter. Luna eventually marries Rolf Scamander, the grandson of both Newt and Porpentina Scamander (née Goldstein), according to Rowling. Rolf followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and became a magizoologist, falling in love with Luna. Luna Lovegood is thus the great-granddaughter-in-law of both Newt and Tina Scamander, solidifying another prestige family lineage in the Harry Potter universe.

Quentin Kowalski & Queenie Goldstein & Jacob Kowalski

Quentin Kowalski, an American wizard who played as a Chaser for the 2014 American National Quidditch team. Given that Queenie (Alison Sudol) and Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) have the same surname, he could be dating them. Even though their marriage violates Rappaport’s Law, which was established in the first Fantastic Beasts film, Jacob and Queenie marry at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. While it hasn’t been confirmed whether Jacob and Queenie have children, it’s a reasonable assumption, given their mutual love for each other and the world around them. Following their Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore conclusion, Quentin Kowalski may indeed be a part of Queenie and Jacob’s outcome, though this has yet to be verified.

Author: Saira Hussain

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