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Every Dastardly Plothole in Fantastic Beasts 3 That Made Us Barf

It is not a new thing for the prequel series to create some plotholes in an already established franchise. Harry Potter franchise is one of the most popular franchises. In 2016, Fantastic Beasts came out and it is a prequel movie series of Harry Potter. Now, the third movie of the franchise is out and it has created some serious plotholes that we cannot just ignore. And also the movie introduced some plotlines that just further confused us. One of them has to be the movie escaping the explanation of why Grindelwald looks different, but we can let that slip. But there are some that we just can’t wrap our heads around. Check out this list and wonder with us.

Avada Kedavra not working in Fantastic Beasts

Avada Kedavra not working in Fantastic Beasts
Avada Kedavra not working in Fantastic Beasts

Every Harry Potter fan remembers the unforgivable curses and how dangerous they are. The worst of the three has to be Avada Kedavra, the curse that kills the victim in an instant. Using these spells can send you straight to Azkaban. When Barty Crouch is disguised as Mad-Eye Moody, he teaches Harry’s class about the curses in Goblet of Fire. He added in his lesson that there is no counter to it. But in Fantastic Beasts 3, there is a wrinkle created. As the Qilin mother takes the spell twice only to die slowly and agonizingly. Also, Albus and Aberforth manage to create a counterspell to block Grindelwald’s attack on Credence. It could be the spell Lily knew and saved Harry but it kills the glory of Harry being the “boy who lived.”

Crimes of Grindelwald’s twists didn’t matter

Crimes of Grindelwald's twists didn't matter on Fantastic Beasts 3
Crimes of Grindelwald’s twists didn’t matter

Apart from the fact that Credence is a Dumbledore, the movie ignored most of the twists in the previous movie. In fact, the character of Credence was also sidelined. In the previous movie, Grindelwald called Credence Albus’s brother. But this movie revealed that he was actually Aberforth’s son. That only fixes one plothole and that is explaining how Percival Dumbledore was in Azkaban when conceived. But it confuses us on other levels. Like how was Credence removed from the Lestrange family? Was the cruiseliner sinking story made up only to introduce Yusuf Kama and forget him too?

Professor McGonagall is a few years early in Fantastic Beasts

Professor McGonagall is a few years early in Fantastic Beasts
Professor McGonagall is a few years early in Fantastic Beasts

Among the confusing cameos, the one that got Harry Potter fans shocked was Minerva McGonagall. Not because it was surprising but because it made no sense. According to Pottermore’s biography, Minerva was born on October 4, 1935. That is eight years after her first appearance in Crimes of Grindelwald. And now seven years from the events of the new movie. Also according to the Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix Professor McGonagall had been teaching at Hogwarts for 39 years. So what was she doing there two decades before?

Grindelwald forgot his own symbol

Grindelwald forgot his own symbol in Fantastic Beasts
Grindelwald forgot his own symbol

Every Harry Potter fan remembers the symbol of Deathly Hallows and the Tale of the Three Brothers behind it. The story of how death had bestowed the world with three gifts through the brothers. But the Xenophilius Lovegood also revealed that Grindelwald used the symbol of the Deathly Hallows as the symbol of his power. And it was also the symbol his followers carried to show their superiority over the muggles. But now his symbol of power has changed and it is more political than before.

Grindelwald and Dumbledore’s pact makes no sense

Grindelwald and Dumbledore's pact makes no sense in Fantastic Beasts
Grindelwald and Dumbledore’s pact makes no sense

The blood pact that was teased in the previous movie has now been revealed and fans agree that it makes no sense. The blood pact was supposed to keep the two from fighting against each other. Not just that it was supposed to stop them from plotting against each other. But now, Dumbledore was able to plan an entire mission to stop Grindelwald with Newt and the others. In fact, a blood pact is one of the strongest bonds out there, but it can be broken by something simple. It was broken when Dumbledore rescued someone Grindelwald wanted to kill.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.