We have known about Credence as an Obscurial since the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie, but how does “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” alter what we know?
About that ending… Here’s a theory on what it really means.
Nagini seems doomed to become nothing more than a monster in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” but Magizoologist Newt Scamander is all about helping magical creatures in need.
Was Merope Gaunt an Obscurial, or was her oppression a product of an even more malevolent and pervasive prejudice?
Obscurials may make for interesting world-building, but they also make terrible metaphors.
In 1899, a young Gellert Grindelwald spent a summer with his aunt in Godric’s Hollow, befriending Albus Dumbledore. Grindelwald knew of Ariana’s “condition.” When recounting the night of Ariana’s death, Aberforth says Grindelwald told him the mission of the “greater good” would lead to liberation for children like Ariana.