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Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Fan Theories About THAT Twist

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald Fan Theories about the true identity of Credence and if Grindelwald was lying


Recently I dropped a video discussing the BIG twist in The Crimes Of Grindelwald. The Huge Reveal in the Harry Potter Universe film has a lot of fans split as to whether it’s a legitimate reveal or if Grindelwald is simply manipulating characters around him to help his cause.

Throughout this video, I’ll be discussing some of the best fan theories that I’ve read in the comments section on my previous articles as well as giving my full thoughts on the film’s ending.

There will be heavy spoilers so if you haven’t seen Fantastic Beasts 2 then I suggest you turn off now.

With that out the way, welcome to the site where I ruin it so you don’t have to.

My Theory


So firstly I’ll start with my theory which is that Grindelwald was lying and that Credence is not a Dumbledore. This is backed up by the fact that Abernathy and Rosier move files from the Le Strange Archives and have potentially modified them. This to me makes the most sense and Grindelwald is more than capable of doing so.

The Pheonix


But what about the Pheonix that appeared to confirm that Grindelwald was telling the truth, well Youtuber Lisbeth Melsasen says:

There’s a theory floating around about Ariana’s obscurus living inside of Credence, and the more I think of it, the more it makes sense. We know you can separate the obscurus from its host, and in that case, it should be possible for it to be transferred to someone else. it would explain why both Dumbledore and Grindelwald were so interested in Credence if part of Ariana is inside of him. It would also explain why Grindelwald didn’t know who he was looking for (if he knew Credence was a Dumbledore all along, he wouldn’t dismiss him, but he did, cause he thought it was Modesty he was looking for. Where did he even get the name Aurelius from, if it could have been Modesty?). Metaphorically speaking, referring to Albus as Credence’s brother is not wrong in that case, because part of him is Ariana Dumbledore. Also, it would explain the Phoenix – it’s showing itself for Ariana, not Credence.

This makes a lot of sense as the Pheonix would have been able to sense the DNA and go to Credance which would have backed up Grindelwald’s lie.

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald Fan Theories about the true identity of Credence and if Grindelwald was lying

Grindelwald Is Lying


Maulani Pradiana¬†backs up the theory that Grindelwald is lying with an even bigger twist on Credence’s bloodline.

I think credence is not Dumbledore. In my opinion, credence is one of Voldemort’s ancestors (gaunt family or Salazar Slytherin’s heir). That’s why Nagini stick to the Voldemort in the end. And maybe that explains why Nagini fell in love with credence. Because he is parselmouth. So Nagini can communicate with credence when she transforms as a snake.
This makes a hell of a lot of sense and I think definitely ties in well with all of the things we know about Credence.

Ariana’s Son


Ben (I definitely got that right) has a theory about Credence being Ariana’s son which whilst similar to Lisabeth divers a bit down a darker path. He says:
What if Credence was Ariana’s son from one of the men who abused her. This would explain how he could have ended up with the anti-witch orphanage and also explains his age and why the phoenix came to him. It also may explain why he can control the obscurus.
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Dylan has one of the best out there theories I’ve seen that once again ties in with Ariana’s bloodline. He says:
This is a crazy theory, but I think there is a strange combination of the Ariana’s Obscurus and the blood bond between Albus and Grindelwald. Credence’s birth-date of 1901 is certainly an estimate, and Ariana was killed in 1899. So: Albus and Gridlewald are in-love, and they make the strongest magical bond possible by combining their blood. When Aberforth confronts them, a fight starts, and because Albus and Gridlewald can’t inflict damage on each other, it ricocheted off an decimated Ariana’s body… but not the obscurus. Without any of Ariana’s physical body to latch onto, I think it latched onto and formed a literal love-child from Albus and Grindelwald’s blood. THAT is why Grindelwald always calls him “my son”… Aurelius is the magical ability of Ariana, with the DNA of Dumbledore and Grindelwald. If a magical baby suddenly appeared from two men, there would certainly be a reason to send him on a ship to America.

Final Theory


And finally, Catherine Duell says that:
I think Credence/Aurelius is the son of Albus’ aunt Honoria…and his cousin…or ( and that is much more likely bc we all know how old Percival was and so his sisters is also old) the grandson of her, which means his mother drowned that night and he will stay an orphan…at least till they found out who his father was….maybe it also was a child out of wedlock and she had to flee and wanted to start a new life in America…that’s my theory…I would make sense, more sense than pulling out a new brother… Grindelwald said the half-truth…Credence/Aurelius is from Dumbledore blood but not his brother .he just could have said it to turn him against Albus and to fight him since we all know he can’t… also Albus sends Newt out to fight against Grindelwald…I guess we’ll see a fight between Aurelius/Credence and Newt…If you think about it Grindelwald and Albus are both manipulative as hell -.-‘

Your Thoughts

So, what are your thoughts on the Fan Theories so far? Do you agree with them or do you have an even better one? Comment below and let me know!

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