Did Newt Scamander Know Edward Cullen?
Edward Anthony Masen, Jr. became Edward Cullen in September 1918. Newt Scamander became the future author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by commission of Augustus Worme in 1918. Both Newt and Edward’s adventures began in the same year. The question is: Did they cross paths as they each strove to learn more and more about what it is to be a vampire?
What we know:
- Newt Scamander traveled to the US (New York) around 1920. According to Twilight wiki, Edward would have been somewhere in the Midwest with Carlisle at this time. An evening jog to New York to attend a concert would have been nothing for young Edward.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was published in 1927. Edward Cullen left Carlisle and Esme in 1927 for a few rebellious years.
- Of all the creatures in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, strangely missing is a chapter on vampires.
Newt was a Hufflepuff. And, er, Edward Cullen looks remarkably like Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory.
For a man on the hunt for fantastic beasts, it is highly mysterious that vampires would not be included in his book, especially since werewolves are. Unless Newt met the Cullens and learned so much about them that he couldn’t disrespect them by putting them into an encyclopedia on beasts. Then, after many arduous interviews with Newt, Edward was driven to become the beast that the world had labeled his kind. When we meet Edward and Bella almost a hundred years later, he is still battling with the nature of his soul though committed to not being a monster.
What do you think? Could Newt and Edward have met during Newt’s pursuit of fantastic beasts?