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19th Sep '17 10:37:01 AM Julia1984
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* ''Why'' in the name of Merlin would a wizarding publishing house name itself after an uncontrollably destructive force of dark magic that results from child abuse?

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* ''Why'' in the name of Merlin would a wizarding publishing house name itself after an uncontrollably uncontrollable destructive force of dark magic that results from child abuse?
19th Sep '17 10:36:27 AM Julia1984
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* Are we just going to totally gloss over the fact that the Wizarding publishing house that published Newt's book is '''''Obscurus''''' Books? In a series written by a person who has only ever had ''one'' coincidence in her massive book series (that being Mark ''Evans'', whose common last name is the same as Lily's maiden name)? We are? Okay, let's.


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* ''Why'' in the name of Merlin would a wizarding publishing house name itself after an uncontrollably destructive force of dark magic that results from child abuse?
18th Sep '17 5:48:02 PM psionycx
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** Concealment was definitely an issue. Remember that even Voldemort made a point to keep a low public profile and avoid the many people hunting him except when a high-stakes matter obliged him to act openly. Grindelwald was being hunted by wizarding authorities throughout Europe, a point which is mentioned in the film. Taking a break and hiding out in the U.S. gave him some breathing room to work on his plans. As for the Obscurus, it proved capable of withstanding a considerable amount of firepower from trained Aurors when it was trashing Manhattan. It's potential use as a weapon was obvious. Like Voldemort, Grindelwald was quietly gathering his forces behind the scenes in preparation for eventual war. This little trip to America allowed him to accomplish both that and keep people guessing as to where he was.
10th Sep '17 1:05:07 PM sugaricequeen
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** Maybe he wanted to use the Obscurus as a sort of cover for his plans. We already know that he was quite well-known in Europe, but America is shown to be much more strict when it comes to keeping magic a secret. So it was a lot safer for him to infiltrate MACUSA to keep himself hidden and then sic his new Obscurus on people in order to anonymously incite tension between the groups. It helps that MACUSA was at first unwilling to admit that there were any Obscurials still in America, which could've served to keep them from confronting the issue until it was too late.
7th Sep '17 2:53:40 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Someone above asked why [[spoiler: Grindelwald]] would even ''want'' an uncontrollable force of destruction around. Others answered that it might be possible to put an Obscurus under the Imperius Curse (which is fair enough — in ''Goblet of Fire'', the titular enchanted dining implement could be put under a Confundus Curse, after all). But even if he ''could'' use its destructive power to [[spoiler: spark the war between the No-Maj and Wizarding worlds…]] Why bother? He doesn't need anything to bring down untold destruction: [[spoiler: he's freaking Grindelwald. ''He has the Elder Wand.'']] Overpowering a Bombarda Curse [[spoiler: with the Elder Wand]] would probably do the same job as Credence's Obscurial would have, minus the whole "[[spoiler: impersonating a high-ranking MACUSA official]]" thing.

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* Someone above asked why [[spoiler: Grindelwald]] would even ''want'' an uncontrollable force of destruction around. Others answered that it might be possible to put an Obscurus under the Imperius Curse (which is fair enough — in ''Goblet of Fire'', the titular enchanted dining implement could be put under a Confundus Curse, after all). But even if he ''could'' use its destructive power to [[spoiler: spark the war between the No-Maj and Wizarding worlds…]] Why bother? He doesn't need anything to bring down untold destruction: [[spoiler: he's freaking Grindelwald. ''He has the Elder Wand.'']] Overpowering a Bombarda Curse [[spoiler: with the Elder Wand]] would probably do the same job as Credence's Obscurial would have, minus the whole "[[spoiler: impersonating a high-ranking MACUSA official]]" thing.thing.
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7th Sep '17 2:53:26 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Someone above asked why [[spoiler: Grindelwald]] would even ''want'' an uncontrollable force of destruction around. Others answered that it might be possible to put an Obscurus under the Imperius Curse (which is fair enough — in ''Goblet of Fire'', the titular enchanted dining implement could be put under a Confundus Curse, after all). But even if he ''could'' use its destructive power to [[spoiler: spark the war between the No-Maj and Wizarding worlds…]] Why bother? He doesn't need anything to bring down untold destruction: [[spoiler: he's freaking Grindelwald. ''He has the Elder Wand.'']] Overpowering a Bombarda Curse [[spoiler: with the Elder Wand]] would probably do the same job as Credence's Obscurial would have, minus the whole "[[spoiler: impersonating a high-ranking MACUSA official]]" thing.
7th Sep '17 2:28:07 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* [[FridgeBrilliance We're seeing a facsimile of the textbook published to Muggles. The Ministry probably insisted that the precise details be edited out for the Statute of Secrecy's sake.]]
2nd Sep '17 6:02:33 AM Trueman001
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** This wouldn't be the first time there was a subtitle error.
29th Aug '17 10:04:58 PM Luppercus
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*** Even so, Harry doesn't know he's doing magic nor Vernon and Petunio told him, so he has no reason to repressed magic, he nor even believes magic is real. The obscurial is formed when a person that knows is a wizard represses his/hers magic knowingly.
21st Aug '17 1:55:53 AM CheeseDogX
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** Funnily enough, America never had a 47 star flag. It jumped from 46 to 48 in 1912, since New Mexico and Arizona were both ratified that year.
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