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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Phineas Nigellus Black basically means "Black Black Black".



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is truly devastated over Sirius' death.

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is truly devastated over Sirius' death.
23rd Jan '17 10:12:03 PM CarolC
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* AdaptedOut: Despite accompanying his parents to see Rose off, Hugo makes no appearance in ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild''. This is likely due to stage production conservative casting pragmatics.

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* AdaptedOut: Despite accompanying his parents to see Rose off, Hugo makes no appearance in ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild''. This He's mentioned once, and his absence is likely due to stage production conservative casting pragmatics.
23rd Jan '17 10:11:30 PM CarolC
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* AdaptedOut: Despite accompanying his parents to see Rose off, Hugo makes no appearance in ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild''.

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* AdaptedOut: Despite accompanying his parents to see Rose off, Hugo makes no appearance in ''Theatre/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild''. This is likely due to stage production conservative casting pragmatics.
23rd Jan '17 1:04:38 PM DustSnitch
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[[folder:Gellert Grindelwald]]
!!Gellert Grindelwald

See ''Characters/HarryPotterOtherCharacters''.

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23rd Jan '17 1:01:58 PM DustSnitch
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-->'''Appears in:''' ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' | Unnamed ''Fantastic Beasts'' sequel | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/JamieCampbellBower (young), Michael Byrne (old),
-->'''Voiced by:''' Bruno Choël (French, in ''Fantastic Beasts'') [[note]]He's the standard voice actor dubbing Johnny Depp in French.[[/note]]

->''"For the Greater Good."''[[note]][[HotFuzz "Shut it!"]][[/note]]

A dark wizard defeated by Dumbledore years before the events of the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series. In the series' final book, it is revealed that he and Dumbledore had previously been working together to find the Deathly Hallows, become masters over death, and put Muggles under the domination of Wizards. Their friendship ended when Grindelwald attacked Dumbledore's brother Aberforth and the fight that ensued killed their sister Ariana.

He appears as the main antagonist in the ''Film/{{Fantastic Beasts|And Where To Find Them}}'' film series.

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote:Click here to see his middle-aged self]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/deppgrindelwald.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote:Click here to see his older self ]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oldgrindelwald.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]

See ''Characters/HarryPotterOtherCharacters''.

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[[folder:Merope Gaunt]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' | Unnamed ''Fantastic Beasts'' sequel | ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''
-->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/JamieCampbellBower (young), Michael Byrne (old),
-->'''Voiced by:''' Bruno Choël (French, in ''Fantastic Beasts'') [[note]]He's the standard voice actor dubbing Johnny Depp in French.[[/note]]

->''"For the Greater Good."''[[note]][[HotFuzz "Shut it!"]][[/note]]

A dark wizard defeated
''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

The teenaged girl, abused
by Dumbledore years before the events of the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series. In the series' final book, it is revealed that he her father and Dumbledore had previously been working together to find the Deathly Hallows, become masters over death, and put Muggles under the domination of Wizards. Their friendship ended when Grindelwald attacked Dumbledore's brother Aberforth (due to them thinking she was a Squib), who [[SlippingAMickey drugged Tom Riddle Sr. with a potion]], marrying him when he was too infatuated with the potion to consent. When she became pregnant, she stopped giving him the drug, apparently believing he had fallen in love with her. He quickly left, and the fight that ensued killed their sister Ariana.

He appears as the main antagonist in the ''Film/{{Fantastic Beasts|And Where To Find Them}}'' film series.
Merope, at 19, gave birth to Voldemort.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Within the Harry Potter franchise. In the books, Grindelwald goes to his death keeping the secret of who has the Elder Wand despite being tortured by Voldemort. In the movies, he gleefully and willingly tells the Dark Lord where to find the Wand.
* AlliterativeName: '''G'''ellert '''G'''rindelwald.
* TheAtoner: Implied. He refuses to give the location of the Elder Wand to Voldemort, claiming he never had it. This only applies in the book, as in the film, he freely tells Voldemort where it is. In their [[spoiler:afterlife conversation]], Dumbledore tells Harry that he had heard from his minders that Grindelwald came to regret his actions in his imprisonment. Harry wonders if Grindelwald's defiance had to do with wanting to prevent Voldemort from desecrating his old friend's grave.
* BeneathTheMask: While [[TheMole posing as]] [[spoiler: Percival Graves, seems at first to be the most [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure reasonable of Tina's superiors.]] As the movie progresses and both the audience and the heroes start to become aware that there is something seriously wrong with Graves, [[FauxAffablyEvil he still puts on a charming front most of the time]], so that while his behavior can be concerning and disturbing, you don't get much more than a glimpse of his true nature at first. That is, until he slaps [[TheWoobie Credence]] and makes it clear that he sees him as completely worthless, despite trying to convince him otherwise during the entire movie. Watching him torture Newt repeatedly with lightning at the end is a bit of an eye-opener concerning his true nature, as well.]]
* BigBad: Shaping up to be this in the ''Fantastic Beasts'' films.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems very adept at using apparent affection to manipulate others, and is capable of acting like he has more benevolent intentions than he does, though unlike [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Lord Voldemort during his teen years]], does not always seem to have the patience or inclination to hide his true nature after a certain point.
* ChekhovsGunman: Mentioned on Dumbledore's Chocolate Frog Card in the first book, then never mentioned or referenced again until the final book, where he plays a major role in the {{backstory}}. His role is expanded even further as the BigBad of the prequels.
* ClosetKey: To Dumbledore. He's implied in-text and by Rowling to have been the first and last person Dumbledore ever fell in love with.
* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: When compared to Voldemort. Voldemort had black hair, Grindelwald had blond hair. Voldemort goes by an alias, while Grindelwald uses his real name. Voldemort was a model student at Hogwarts, and hid his true nature from most people, while Grindelwald was known as a trouble maker and expelled from Durmstrang (though it should be noted that Grindelwald was no less gifted a student than Tom Riddle, he was just less adept/concerned with staying on the right side of authority). Dark Arts twisted Voldemort's appearance into something inhuman, while Grindelwald looks like Creator/JohnnyDepp. Voldemort kept his reign of terror focused on Britain, [[spoiler: while Grindelwald expanded all across Europe, and into America. As a polar opposite of Voldemort, in this regard, Grindelwald studiously ''avoided'' attacking Britain out of fear of Dumbledore]].
* DieLaughing: More specifically, laughing in Voldemort's face, telling him he's NotAfraidToDie (keep in mind that Voldie can't comprehend a FateWorseThanDeath) and that the Elder Wand won't ever bow to him.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: [[spoiler: What initially brought him to America and into contact with Credence was a vision of a creature with immense power.]] WordOfGod confirms that he is a [[{{Seers}} Seer]], though also points out that he is a ConsummateLiar and thus, implicitly, he is inclined to misrepresent his visions when it suits his interests.
* EvilAlbino: As played by Johnny Depp in the 1920s, he's got white hair.
* EvilFormerFriend: Just out of school, Grindelwald became a close friend to Dumbledore, who actively supported Grindelwald's call for a benevolent dictatorship over {{Muggle}}kind. After the death of Dumbledore's sister though, Grindelwald abandons his friend while becoming even before extreme in his magical supremacism.
* EvilIsPetty: While [[spoiler:impersonating Graves, he demoted Tina from active Auror to Wand Registration for encountering the Second Salemers during one of the rallies.]] However, it may have been a [[DisproportionateRetribution deliberate overreaction]] on his part (as there are teams of Obliviators on standby for such dustups between Wizards and No-Majs) because [[spoiler: she only intervened to rescue Credence from being beaten by his mother]] - Grindelwald wanted [[spoiler:Credence]] there for his own reasons and wanted nothing to jeopardize his situation.
* EvilSorcerer: Well past his prime by his appearance in Deathly Hallows, in the past, he was considered the second darkest wizard in history behind Voldemort and his duel with Dumbledore was etched in wizarding history as the greatest duel of all time. Even Dumbledore acknowledges that if anything else, he (Dumbledore) was just a shade more skillful. [[spoiler: His skills in Fantastic Beasts more than prove that in his prime, Gellert Grindelwald was at least the second or third most powerful wizard in the series, just behind Dumbledore and possibly Voldemort.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Is visibly upset with MACUSA when it appears to kill Credence.]] Later in life, he shows nothing but contempt for Voldemort and his goals, telling him that there's so much he doesn't understand.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: How his death in the books is presented.
* FantasticRacism: He hates Muggles for making wizards having to live in secret. However, unlike Voldemort and the Death Eaters, he shows no obsession with blood purity, only wizard dominance.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Being imprisoned in Nurmengard for decades. [[spoiler:When Voldemort is about to kill him, Grindelwald tells him that he welcomes death.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Also LaserGuidedKarma. He was eventually imprisoned in the same prison he built to hold his enemies.
* IronicEcho: His slogan, "For The Greater Good," becomes this when he's locked away in the prison he built for his enemies - where "For The Greater Good" is carved above the gate.
* KickTheDog: When he slaps [[spoiler: [[TheWoobie Credence]] while [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Credence is begging for his help]]]], it is completely unnecessary, and the [[LackOfEmpathy perfunctory callousness with which he does it]] brings home to the audience just how little he cares about people he considers beneath his notice, no matter how good he is at [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating others with apparent affection.]] [[spoiler: Telling Credence he's a squib and that he has no use for him, after giving the boy false hope for the entire movie by telling him that he could teach him magic, definitely counts, too.]]
* KnightTemplar: Truly believed Muggles would be best to be subservient to Wizards.
* LackOfEmpathy: Manipulates [[spoiler:[[TheWoobie Credence]] by showing him [[AbusiveParents much needed]] affection and telling him that he is going to give him a better life]], but once he believes he doesn't need him anymore, [[ManipulativeBastard he immediately admits that everything he was promising him throughout the movie]] [[ConsummateLiar was a lie]] and that [[KickTheDog Grindelwald essentially believes that he's worthless.]] [[spoiler: This comes back to bite him hard later.]]
* MasterActor: [[spoiler:Managed to disguise himself as the top Auror in MACUSA with no one (including a room of foreign dignitaries directly discussing him) catching onto his real identity until the very end.]]
* MasterOfAll: Unlike Voldemort, who was so enamored with the Killing Curse that he almost never bothered to try anything else, Grindelwald demonstrates an impressively diverse array of powerful abilities (including healing, of all things), much of it done with his bare hands instead of using a wand, [[spoiler: while in his guise as Graves. Per [[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/810753569808875520 Word of God]], he also has the power of prophecy, an extremely rare wizarding talent.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: His face-off with Voldemort, right down to him noting "I welcome death", echoes the "The Tale of the Three Brothers" story, which, considering Grindelwald's interest in the hallows, was likely an invoked trope on his part.
* ManipulativeBastard:
** Explicitly described by WordOfGod as a "user" who played Dumbledore's attraction to him and his feelings of wasting away as Ariana's caretaker to make him TheDragon. In a final confrontation with Aberforth Dumbledore, he subjected him to a Cruciatus curse, forcing Albus' HeelRealization.
** Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem: [[spoiler:He manipulates Credence in order to harness his power.]]
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Begins his gathering power in the 1920's, much like the Nazi party [[spoiler:and ends up briefly imprisoned, much like Hitler]]. He was also defeated in 1945, of all years (WordOfGod has confirmed that this is no coincidence), and holed up in a prison called Nurmengard (which sounds like Nuremberg, and has the very "Arbeit macht frei"-like slogan, "For the Greater Good", carved over the gate). Also, the last inmate of an incredibly guarded prison? That sounds like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Hess Rudolf Hess.]]
* OneManArmy: As is probably to be expected from a wizard on par with Dumbledore in power. [[spoiler:At the climax of the first ''Fantastic Beasts'' movie, he took on multiple aurors at once without seeming to break too much of a sweat, and is only subdued thanks to a very carefully timed Swooping Evil.]]
* PoisonousFriend: To Dumbledore. He unleashed all of young Dumbledore's worst impulses and caused him to neglect his younger siblings in favour of their plan to subjugate the Muggles.
* PredecessorVillain: Grindelwald was active long before Voldemort and held similar beliefs of magical supremacism.
* RedRightHand: In his prime, Grindelwald suffers from Heterochromia of the eyes (of the Creator/DavidBowie variety, where one eye is permanently dilated rather than having two differing eye colors). It is currently unknown what caused the condition, as he did not have it in his youth.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Voldemort just teleports away as opposed to killing him in the movie.
* TeenGenius: An extraordinary mind even in his youth, a fact that helped bring him and Dumbledore together.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: His slogan, after all, is "For The Greater Good."
* VillainousBreakdown: While he comes off as a controlled, logical, and {{Affably Evil}} opponent at first, [[spoiler: by the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, he seems to become fed up with the heroes' interference in his plans, and [[RageBreakingPoint snaps while dueling Newt]], [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing him with a lightning spell over and over again]] [[KickTheDog after having already overpowered him,]] even though it would have been more pragmatic to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just kill him at that point]] so he could no longer interfere in his plans.]]
* VisionaryVillain: His goal was to overthrow the International Statue of Secrecy and subjugate Muggles, ostensibly for the "greater good".
* WalkingSpoiler: It's hard to discuss his role in the plot of ''Fantastic Beasts'' without giving major story elements away, most notable of which that [[spoiler:he's been impersonating Auror Percival Graves throughout the entire movie]].
* WhiteMansBurden: His plan to conquer {{Muggles}} justifies itself by claiming to be for their "greater good."

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[[folder:Merope Gaunt]]
-->'''Appears in:''' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''

The teenaged girl, abused by her father and brother (due to them thinking she was a Squib), who [[SlippingAMickey drugged Tom Riddle Sr. with a potion]], marrying him when he was too infatuated with the potion to consent. When she became pregnant, she stopped giving him the drug, apparently believing he had fallen in love with her. He quickly left, and Merope, at 19, gave birth to Voldemort.
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* LackOfEmpathy: Manipulates [[spoiler:[[TheWoobie Credence]] by showing him affection and giving him the hope of a better life]], but once he believes he doesn't need him anymore, he callously tells him that everything he promised him throughout the movie was a lie and that he's worthless. [[spoiler: This comes back to bite him hard later.]]

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* LackOfEmpathy: Manipulates [[spoiler:[[TheWoobie Credence]] by showing him [[AbusiveParents much needed]] affection and giving telling him the hope of that he is going to give him a better life]], but once he believes he doesn't need him anymore, [[ManipulativeBastard he callously tells him immediately admits that everything he promised was promising him throughout the movie movie]] [[ConsummateLiar was a lie lie]] and that [[KickTheDog Grindelwald essentially believes that he's worthless. worthless.]] [[spoiler: This comes back to bite him hard later.]]
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* LackOfEmpathy: Manipulates [[spoiler:[[TheWoobie Credence]] by showing him affection and giving him the hope of a better life]], but once he believes he doesn't need him anymore, he callously tells him that everything he promised him throughout the movie was a lie and that he's worthless. [[spoiler: This comes back to bite him hard later.]]
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* KickTheDog: When he slaps [[spoiler: Credence]] while [[TheWoobie he's begging for his help]], it is completely unnecessary, and the [[LackOfEmpathy perfunctory callousness with which he does]] it brings home to the audience just how little he cares about people he considers beneath his notice, no matter how good he is at [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating others with apparent affection.]] [[spoiler: Telling Credence he's a squib and that he has no use for him, after giving the boy false hope for the entire movie that he could teach him magic, definitely counts, too.]]

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* KickTheDog: When he slaps [[spoiler: [[TheWoobie Credence]] while [[TheWoobie he's [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Credence is begging for his help]], help]]]], it is completely unnecessary, and the [[LackOfEmpathy perfunctory callousness with which he does]] it does it]] brings home to the audience just how little he cares about people he considers beneath his notice, no matter how good he is at [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating others with apparent affection.]] [[spoiler: Telling Credence he's a squib and that he has no use for him, after giving the boy false hope for the entire movie by telling him that he could teach him magic, definitely counts, too.]]
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems very adept at using apparent affection to manipulate others, and is capable of acting like he has more benevolent intentions than he does, though unlike [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Lord Voldemort during his teen years]], does not always seem to have the patience or inclination to hide his true nature after a certain point.
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* BeneathTheMask: While [[TheMole posing as]] [[spoiler: Percival Graves, seems at first to be the most [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure reasonable of Tina's superiors.]] As the movie progresses and both the audience and the heroes start to become aware that there is something seriously wrong with Graves, [[FauxAffablyEvil he still puts on a charming front most of the time]], so that while his behavior can be concerning and disturbing, you don't get much more than a glimpse of his true nature at first. That is, until he slaps [[TheWoobie Credence]] and makes it clear that he sees him as completely worthless, despite trying to convince him otherwise during the entire movie. Watching him torture Newt repeatedly with lightning at the end is a bit of an eye-opener concerning his true nature, as well.]]
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