– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

We should have known that a simple teaser trailer Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald would not have been immune to the detective probing of Wizarding World fans. Yesterday, we reported on some of the beef that fans had regarding wizards apparating within the grounds of Hogwarts (or on the bridge, which they argue is technically still on Hogwarts grounds), so it was only a matter of time until something positive came of this.

Eagle-eyed fans have pointed out that there may have been a big spoiler in the trailer that was inadvertently dropped. In it, there is a shot that shows the bloodline of the Lestranges, the wizarding family that consists of such big characters as Bellatrix Lestrange and Sirius Black. In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we were introduced to a photo of Leta Lestrange, the seemingly [L]estranged former lover of Newt Scamander.

With her set to become an important character in the future narrative, it wasn’t really a surprise to see the family tree. What was a surprise is at the bottom right of the shot. In it, we see the name __ence Barebone. In the first film, Credence Barebone was the adopted son of a wizard-hating woman, and an Obscurial (someone who develops malicious energy as a result of repressing one’s magic).

Credence is also set to play a bigger role in the narrative, and with his exceptional wizarding abilities in mind, it makes sense that he would be another relative in the long line of Lestranges.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.