I’m pretty sure I am not the first one to write about it but I want my own version for content purposes. Upon you reading this, I will have finished reading the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald and will have mulled over the movie several weeks after its release. I hereby present to you parallelisms between Harry Potter and Credence:
Cruel foster parent, Horrible relatives
Both Harry and Credence had the misfortune of meeting bad people early in their lives. Credence was raised by Mrs. Barebone, his cruel stepmother who generously used the stick for discipline. Harry, on the other hand, well we already know what happened to him and if you don’t, then stop reading this blog and grab a copy of the Harry Potter and the Philosophers’ Stone.
[Spoiler alert:] We know by now that Harry Potter was an unintended vessel for Voldemort’s soul and the very reason why he possessed the knack for disregard of certain rules and Parseltongue (I know, just in case you’re thinking I’m Voldy’s missing Horcrux, let me burst your bubble–I’m not. I just disregard rules that don’t make sense). Credence was an obscurial. He had that pent up dark energy for being persecuted by the woman who had raised him.
One of the few real prophecies Sybill Trelawney had had was what drove Voldemort to try and kill Harry Potter in the first place. Now, in Fantastic Beasts installment, we get another prophecy, this time about Credence… or was it really about him after all?
Close to Dumbledore… in a way.
Before your mind runs amok toward the lemon area of the web, Harry Potter was Dumbledore’s pet. There, I said it. The book told us so, it appeared so, and there’s no use denying it. Dumbledore himself said that he protected Harry because of love. He had entrusted several difficult tasks to Harry that could definitely earn him the title of an Auror without even taking the test. At this point of the story, Credence unfortunately did not have the chance to have an intimate tete-a-tete with Dumbledore in his study. In fact, he appeared to be Grindelwald’s star [ENOUGH WITH THE SPOILERS!!]. The development of his character and what was revealed at the end of the movie were definite clues.
I think I have written more than enough and by now, I may be led by overreading. These are just some thoughts I’m turning over and over in my mind which you are free to contradict and discuss with me.