What Do We Know About Nicholas Flamel and What to Expect
By: Valerie Gonzales
Wow, what a film! “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” made audiences speechless, with an amazing cast, breathtaking scenarios and most importantly, magic!
The following is full of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the film yet, stop reading now.
There were so many new stories of the Wizarding World, creatures, characters and plot twists, but there was one character that didn’t fit the film at all.
“Wait what? What was Nicholas Flamel doing there?” That’s how we all felt when “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” ended. Just so everyone is on the same page, let me introduce you to Mr. Flamel.
Nicholas Flamel was a real person, he was a businessman and an alchemist. His biggest desire was to create the Philosopher’s Stone. However, for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Flamel is a key character.
J.K. Rowling introduces Flamel in her first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. However, he’s also known as Professor Dumbledore’s friend, which might be the reason why Flamel makes an appearance in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”.
Flamel’s appearance wasn’t completely necessary in the film, although we get to see the Philosopher’s Stone and his particular house. Flamel’s appearance in the film could be due to his close relationship with Dumbledore.
In the film, Dumbledore sends Newt to Flamel’s house, referring to it as “The Safe House”. After Newt departs to fight against Grindelwald, Flamel has a vision, showing him Grindelwald, but he doesn’t do anything. He instead shows up “late” to the event.
What happened to Flamel?
What most of the fans believe is that his appearance is a clue for the third movie of this series, although there are some other conspiracy theories, saying that Flamel might be involved with Grindelwald.
Keep in mind that Rowling has five parts of the Fantastic Beast series, and this film takes place in 1927 and the final duel takes place in 1945 (2 down- 3 to go!).
The film even has one of the biggest battles of the Wizarding World take place the same year WWII ended. Whether it was a coincidence or not, the significant date was cleverly implemented in the film.
Well, we all got an aftertaste of Flamel’s two-minute debut in the Wizarding World, but if you’re a fan of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you know he will help in the legendary battle between Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
Who knows, after all, Flamel could help Dumbledore break the blood pact he made with Grindelwald and the most awaited battle in the Wizarding World of the time.
What else is there to expect from the Fantastic Beast Series?
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” had many relationships that gave the film that love story we always asked for. From the first movie, we have two beautiful romances; Newt and Tina, as well as Jacob and Queenie.
Newt has a new love story that we all want to know more about. In the film, there were many backstories with him and Leta and how their family is a whole new twisted family tree, as we know in every single wizard family.
Jacob’s romance on the other hand, was one of the fastest romances to end in the wizarding world. Although Jacob was under a love potion for half of the relationship, the feeling was there, and we all know that the love between muggles and wizards will always have an impact on the story.
Hopefully we see more development of the story behind the breakup, maybe that’s the reason Queenie turned to Grindelwald’s side.
After all the twisted stories and new characters, “Fantastic Beasts” movies promise years of magic for the new generations and the old ones. Let’s see how it all turns out!