15 Plot Holes In The 'Fantastic Beasts' Franchise That Are A Crime Against The Wizarding World
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Although the Fantastic Beasts franchise has given Harry Potter fans another look into the Wizarding World, it can be somewhat… questionable at times. Below, fans are pointing out the most questionable plot holes they found in this magical series.
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The American Ministry's Punishment System Makes No SensePhoto: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them / Warner Bros. Pictures
From Redditor u/Tora999:
Why are Newt and Popertina almost executed over a minor offense, but Grindelwald [one of the world's biggest criminals] is just imprisoned at the end of the movie? Wouldn't they execute him too?
From Redditor u/HowlFX:
In the first film, the wizarding legal system in America is prepared to execute wizards for the pettiest of things, but only imprisons Grindewald? Why not just execute him too...
- 2387 VOTES
McGonagall Shouldn't Even Be Alive YetPhoto: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald / Warner Bros. Pictures
From Redditor u/CirUmeUela:
In the film, we take a trip back to Hogwarts where Minerva McGonagall briefly appears as a twenty-something teacher but there's just one problem... her appearance literally doesn't make any sense within the film's timeline. The film is set in 1927. As per Pottermore (note: the information has now reportedly been deleted from the site), McGonagall was born on October 4th 1935. That means she would be minus 8 years old in 1927 aka, not even born yet. While some have tried to explain the plot hole away by saying it was a 'different McGonagall', that doesn't appear to be the case. In the screenplay and the credits, she's listed as Minerva McGonagall. Also worth noting that Minerva's mother was called Isobel Ross and her father, of the McGonagall name, was a muggle so it's unlikely that another McGonagall witch would have also been a teacher at Hogwarts.
- 3368 VOTES
Dumbledore Isn't Pure-Hearted... And Why Would They Bring Jacob Along If The Plan Wasn't To Have The Deer Bow To Him?
From Redditor u/SockkPuppett:
Dumbledore is far from pure, good perhaps but no way pure enough for the deer to bow to him over Jacob or even Newt.
From Redditor u/OrbaneFaber:
I totally thought that was Dumbledore's plan the whole time and his only reason to bring Kowalski along. They even set it up in the beginning that they need him because of his pure heart. Otherwise, he really shouldn’t be there.
To have the fawn kneel to a muggle in front of all the wizards who keep debating to support Grindelwald's genocidal movement. It would’ve made the film 1000% better in my eyes to see that everything was for Dumbledore to pull off this plan. To use the muggles Grindelwald underestimates so much against him.
From Redditor u/Keksmonster:
What makes it worse is that Dumbledore admires Newt for his purity and lack of negative emotion/intention and the horse just ignored him entirely.
- 4336 VOTES
Queenie Wants The Freedom To Love A Muggle, So She Joins A Society That Promotes Violence Against Muggles And Is Against Interbreeding?
From Redditor u/admdelta:
Like, she's in love with a muggle, then suddenly she's down with joining the magic Nazis who are against interbreeding with muggles at best and want to genocide them at worst. She goes so far as to become a member of Wizard Hitler's inner circle, but she gradually feels bad about it and then falls for Jacob again and everyone just instantly forgets about her being a magic Nazi and goes to her mudblood wedding?
- 5265 VOTES
The Presidental Campaigns Are Worthless
From Redditor u/prettymuchiguess:
What's the point of campaigning and getting voters if the election is decided by an animal?
From Redditor u/alie1020:
Imagine watching the presidential debates and the MC comes on and is like, “Hey ladies and gentlemen, today we have this magical horse that hasn't been seen in centuries to help us vote! And... The horse chose Grindelwald. Did you vote already? Because here is his acceptance speech. Wait just a moment, boys and girls, I'm told that there is another horse! Oh, now the first horse is dead, but not to worry, we still have that second horse. And the horse chose Dumbledore! Did you vote already? I hope not, because Dumbledore is just giving his concession speech. But not to worry folks, because the one remaining horse still has plenty of options and it chose... Santos! Did you vote already? Because that is the only vote we are counting and Santos is our new leader!”
- 6192 VOTES
The Supporters Of Each Political Side Don't Seem To Have A Clear View Of What They Want
From Redditor u/shawnisboring:
We just knowingly chose Wizard Hitler who we cheered to high heaven after he gave his "let's just kill all the muggles" inaugural speech.
Oh wait, wrong deer, we're going with the peaceful not-mass-murdering chick now? Ok, that's cool too.