Favorite Characters in Fantastic Beasts

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Favorite Characters in Fantastic Beasts

Post by Shiloh Adlar » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:56 pm

I had the privilege of getting to go to LeakyCon this year and sit in three panels with Dan Fogler, Jacob Kawolski and Alison Sudol, Queenie Goldstein. Two of them were solo panels and the other was a panel that included both of them titled Doughnuts and Strudel, and it was amazing.

When I first saw the Fantastic Beasts movie, Queenie immediately became my favorite character. Why? First of all, she was wearing pink which took away the horrible reputation pink was given by Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and turned it back into a color associated with sweetness and goodness. Queenie is also a very powerful witch even though she chooses to mostly focus on household magic. In fact, I sometimes wonder if she could be more powerful than Tina even though Tina was/is an auror. I related to Queenie a lot because she questions herself given her natural ability of legilimency where she can't help but read a person's mind. And this is where Jacob comes in because she realizes she can be herself with him without any sort of judgement. She sees the kind of person he is, and she isn't afraid of her gift when she's around him. They complement each other so beautifully, and I can't wait to see them in Crimes of Grindelwald.

Who are your favorite characters from Fantastic Beasts? Was there anything you related to in their personalities or do you simply like how the character was interpreted or written?
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Re: Favorite Characters in Fantastic Beasts

Post by Zoe Mitchell » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:27 pm

I saw Fantastic Beasts a couple years back and I would totally recommend the movie to anyone who has not yet seen it. But if I were to choose a favorite character, I would choose Newt Scamandar.

Now I know that's the generic answer, but it's one I will stick to with the very fibers of my being. And here's why. Newt loves animals. He does not seek to control the animals, does not seek to use them in the ways he thinks they ought to be used, he simply finds them and, I'm assuming, helps them recuperate or stops them from being hunted. He genuinely loves animals.

And that's something that I can admire. Newt is the epitome of what it means to be a Hufflepuff. He is loyal and kind and hardworking, and he brings a new light to the Hufflepuff House. Which is also something that I can admire.
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Re: Favorite Characters in Fantastic Beasts

Post by Lucy Poole » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:02 am

From the very beginning, my favorite characters from Fantastic Beasts were Jacob Kowalski and Newt Scamander. I think it's because Kowalski and Scamander both like some of my favorite things. Food and animals. I felt like in a way they were impersonations of me.
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Re: Favorite Characters in Fantastic Beasts

Post by Noe Summerset » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:44 pm

So I saw Fantastic Beast a couple of months ago and I absolutely loved the movie. But if I were to choose my favorite character's it would be Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski. Newt Scamander because him and I both share a love for animals and believe that they should not be harmed no matter how dangerous they maybe. And also because there aren't a lot of Hufflepuff's that are in the spotlight and Newt shows that not all Hufflepuff's are loyal and kind he shows that they can also be hardworking. Jacob Kowalski because he's kind of like me in some ways. He's sometimes unintentionally funny, he's very caring, and a really good friend to Newt and Tina and also a good boyfriend to Queenie.
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Re: Favorite Characters in Fantastic Beasts

Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:52 pm

My favorite "characters" are actually the creatures. We were left with few descriptions of magical beasts in the book and the rest was left up to our imagination. It is awesome seeing some of them on the big screen and compare the differences between my own ideas and what they actually look like.
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