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New Harry Potter Fan Theory May Reveal TRUE Identity of Voldemort’s Mother

Voldemort has a face only a mother could love, especially if your mother is a snake or at least that’s what some Harry Potter theorists are saying. That’s right, they’re theorizing that Voldemort’s mother is a snake! Not just any snake, the theory is that Voldemort’s mother is Nagini, the Maledictus with a blood curse that transforms her into a vicious reptile in the upcoming Fantastic Beast movie.



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It’s a bit bizarre but hear me out. Based on this Reddit post, they speculate that Fantastic Beast will tie into the birth of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. They point out a few crucial details:



A poster seen in the first Fantastic Beasts movie speaks of a circus called the Circus Arcanus from New York to Europe on December 13,1926.



And guess whose born in December of the same year? You got it! Merope Gaunt (Tom Riddle) or as we know him Voldemort, who was born on December 31st, 1926. The theorist throw a spotlight on a particular passage from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.



I remember she said to me ‘I hope he looks like his papa’ and I won’t lie she was right to hope it, because she was no beauty – and then she told me had was to be named Tom, for his father, and Marvolo, for her father – yes I know, funny name, isn’t it? We wondered where she came from a circus.


It would be no wonder why she’d hope he look like his father. Though the Nagini that we have previewed from the trailer looks beautiful with her dark hair, flawless skin and capturing eyes. The blood curse turns the victim into a gruesome beast. We can only predict that at that point of her life, she would have look like a scaly reptilian humanoid beast who was on her way to looking completely like a snake.  Not exactly something you’d want your baby to exactly resemble.



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It is known that Voldemort ended up in an orphanage, so where did his mom go? The Reddit user believes that in order to save her son from herself, she gave him up, faked her own death and ran away. It wouldn’t be so hard to believe that Voldemort is a descendant from Nagini, he is after all the descendant of Salazar Slytherin. Salazar Slytherin not only would pass along his love for snakes but also his ability to speak with them.


Their relationship would make sense, he cared so deeply for Nagini as she did for him. Nagini offered her poison to him as a mother would her milk to the small baby like form of Voldemort, in order to keep him alive. We know that only females gain the curse, however, when Voldemort removed parts of his soul, he begins to resemble a snake. The very thing his mother would look like if she really is Nagini.



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Some disagree with the theory, stating that there are flaws. Nagini has Asian background, and some people believe that from what we know of Voldemort’s past, that he couldn’t be half Asian. However, you never know. Sometimes, children take after one parent than the other and the mother did wish that her son would resemble the father more. Maybe she got her wish.


Understandably, there is still skepticism about the whole theory of Nagini and Voldemort being mother and son but it’s a fun and interesting theory. I’m excited to see what the upcoming Fantastic Beast movie has to reveal when it’s released on November 16th, 2018.






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JK Rowling Responds to Accusations of ‘Racism’ Surrounding Nagini Storyline in ‘Fantastic Beasts’

In the latest trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, fans were surprised to see Nagini make an appearance. More interestingly, she’s not just a Voldemort’s Horcrux, as we all knew her, but a Maledictus, a new magical category in the Wizarding World!


This surprising introduction of a new character has caused controversy, however, as some critics have raised the issue of racism.




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Wearing a scale-like silver dress and grape-colored lips, Claudia Kim, a Korean actress, morphs into a snake with red, cold eyes in the crowds of people. We cannot help but admire Rowling’s story-weaving skill, as she introduces Nagini into the Fantastic Beasts world. Though it sounds amazing and creative, some fans feel confused about the setting: is Nagini an Animagus (a witch or wizard who can turn into a particular animal?) 




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To answer this question, Rowling tweeted:





Wow! You got it? The new category of magical community, Maledictus, is bold, creative, and potential in a way that, for me, when the new setting has something to do with inescapable born nature or mysterious legacy of family, then it can be developed into powerful and surprising stories and episodes, as if a rhizome that has innumerable knots.  




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Claudia Kim also expressed her thought on this kind-of-new character in an EW interview:



It will be so interesting to see another side of Nagini. You’ve only seen her as a Horcrux. In this, she’s a wonderful and vulnerable woman who wants to live. She wants to stay a human being and I think that’s a wonderful contrast to the character.



Yet, for the perspective of cinematic representation of the fictional character, some people pointed out that casting an Asian woman to play a white man (Voldemort)’s pet is problematic:






Responding to the backlash, Rowling tweeted that:




Clearly, Rowling has already had a comprehensive map of Nagini’s journey-as an Asian female with her specific folklore background. As her tweet responding to someone asking about the Nagini project, she said:





Amazing! Rowling again proved herself to be one of the best storyteller in the world! Hey, Bookstrs, check the trailer of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald below and see you in the theater on November 16th!





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J.K. Rowling smiling at Fantastic Beasts premiere.

J.K. Rowling Reveals Four New Projects In the Works

The new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrived today and the internet has lost its mind, especially regarding a certain serpentine connection to the original Harry Potter books. And the news doesn’t stop there!

What’s even crazier is that J.K. Rowling already has four new projects that she is excited to bring to her fans. Yesterday, Rowling revealed information about her new projects when asked by the Today Show hosts.


I know about the next four things I’m writing; it’s all backed up in there. I’m scared I’ll die before I get it all out.


When asked by the hosts if she is still writing Potter material, she responded that she kind of is, saying “I’m still Wizard World: that is why we’re here today.”  


Rowling fans are demanding new Potter stories but hopefully the Fantastic Beasts films and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play will appease them for a while. Rowling has just released a new book, Lethal White, under her pseudonym Robert-Galbraith, which she uses to write The Cormoran Strike series.




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New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer Confirms Fan Theory about Voldemort’s Snake, Nagini

Slithering, conniving, and downright terrifying: this is how any Potterhead would describe Nagini, Voldemort’s serpent sidekick. One of the most loyal and trustworthy followers of Lord Voldemort’s entourage, Nagini was not only Voldemort’s right-hand snake and faithful companion, but she was also one of his seven Horcruxes.


From the very first teaser photo for the second Fantastic Beasts movie, The Crimes of Grindlewald, fans have speculated that there were more major twists to come! The final, full-length trailer has finally revealed Nagini’s history.


Listen closely or you’ll miss her name whispered among the gawking and gasping spectators as the Human Maledictus transforms into a man-eating python.




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Breaking her silence, actress Claudia Kim has confirmed that the reptilian snake performer in the trailer is actually Nagini. She goes on to explain that Nagini isn’t the horrifying creature that we have grown to fear from the main Harry Potter franchise. In the upcoming film, she will be showcased as a free-spirited young,  woman who wants to live her life despite knowing that time is ticking due to a curse. Nagini is a Maledictus-that is, the carrier of a blood curse that will permanently transform her into a beast. She is a woman thrown into a life she never chose, but intends to make the best of it each day by living life and staying as human as possible. In the film, we will see a side of Nagini never seen before.




The film will also delve into Nagini’s relationship with Credence Barebone, played by Ezra Miller.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to hit theaters on November 16th.



Watch the trailer here! 




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Eddie Redmayne at "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Premiere.

Eddie Redmayne Celebrated the Anniversary of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in the Cutest Way

The 20th anniversary of the publishing of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US has just passed and what better way to celebrate it than to have Eddie Redmayne, adventurous magizoologist Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts film series to read his favorite line in the first book in this video.


He includes how his favorite passage in the book is the very beginning when Harry first arrives as a baby to Privet Drive. Redmayne reads the passage in a way that reminds Potter fans how uniquely amazing this book series is and how as fans we never felt the need to put a book down but to only the need to read the next chapter in Harry’s story.

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This wonderful franchise has grown beyond just the seven-book series especially with the Fantastic Beasts film prequel series centered on the pre-Voldemort era of the Wizarding World. The latest installment, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald centers around Newt Scamander joining a younger Albus Dumbledore to stop the diabolical plans of dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald.


We can’t wait for the film to be released November 16, 2018, so I can find out more information about Newt’s journey with his friends Tina, Queenie and Jacob as they try to defeat Grindelwald. I also wonder what other new characters there will be and how old characters such as a Dumbledore will act as a younger version of the one the fans so lovingly know. I guess we’ll have to wait until November to see where the story before the time of “The Boy Who Lived” takes us.


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