Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald finally alludes to Albus When looking at Dumbledore and Grindelwald's relationship. Albus Dumbledore's relationship with Gellert Grindelwald is key to understanding a crucial time in wizarding history — something that Fantastic. —Dumbledore recounting his relationship with Gellert The young Dumbledore harboured deep romantic feelings for Grindelwald, although it is unknown if the.
Grindelwald proved how charismatic he was when he charmed Dumbledore into almost following through with their plan to overthrow the Wizarding World and how he charmed many other wizards into joining his cause. Meanwhile, Dumbledore was equally charming, so much so that Dumbledore's Army rose up with students pledging their allegiance to him over the actual Ministry of Magic.
Gellert Grindelwald was considered the most powerful Dark Wizard in history, that is, until Voldemort showed up and became more powerful than Grindelwald had ever dreamed of being. The two even met in the original Harry Potter series when Voldemort wanted to know where the Elder Wand was and then took the life of Grindelwald when he refused to tell him. Everyone knows that the end of Dumbledore came at his own behest, but it was also in a diabolical plan set up by Lord Voldemort.
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The fact that Voldemort succeeded in ending the life of the strongest wizard in history was only offset by the fact that Dumbledore twisted the plans to backfire on Voldemort when he finally faced Harry Potter.
Pottermore Despite the fact that Grindelwald was someone who wanted to take control of the world and keep Muggles under his thumb, it was very similar to what Dumbledore originally wanted as well. Both men wanted to bring down the Ministry of Magic, who ruled with an iron fist and brought destruction to anyone who disagreed with their point of view. With that said, even after Dumbledore beat Grindelwald, he still seemed to have a complete distrust and lack of faith in the Ministry of Magic and wanted more than anything to protect people, not harm them.
Another reason is that the two had a blood pact that prevented it. Ariana lost her life when a curse accidentally struck her without anyone knowing who cast it.
They told him how dangerous Grindelwald was and how he was building an army that they might be unable to stop, however, Dumbledore was not willing to join the battle at the time.
When he let them know his decision, the Aurors told Dumbledore that he was the only wizard who could beat Grindelwald. When telling the story in later years, Dumbledore explained that the two were equal in power, and while Grindelwald might be stronger, Dumbledore was more skillful, which led to his eventual victory.
The friendship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald only lasted a grand total of two months.
In those two months, the two young men planned on finding the Deathly Hallows and bringing down the Ministry of Magic. And out of those two months, the greatest villain of his era and the greatest wizard of all-time found their calling and set upon the path to their fate. With Grindelwald, it was clear with Credence, who he was setting up to take the fall in the battle with Dumbledore. Inat the height of Grindelwald's power, Dumbledore confronted and defeated him in a legendary duel.
Contents Biography Early life "Educated at Durmstrang, a school famous even then for its unfortunate tolerance of the Dark Arts, Grindelwald showed himself quite as precociously brilliant as Dumbledore. Rather than channel his abilities into the attainment of awards and prizes, however, Gellert Grindelwald devoted himself to other pursuits.
When Grindelwald was sixteen years old, even Durmstrang felt it could no longer turn a blind eye to his twisted experiments and he was expelled. He was an extremely talented wizard, who possessed an attractive and winsome personality, which was coupled with a "merry, wild" disposition.
These engravings persisted for many generations.
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Rita Skeeter's book The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore explains that Grindelwald's 'twisted experiments' had been the reason for his expulsion at 16 years old from Durmstrang before he could graduate.
This was an ominous and troubling sign, as it meant that Grindelwald performed experiments that were too disturbing even for a school with notably high tolerance of the Dark Arts.
Friendship with Dumbledore "Grindelwald. You cannot imagine how his ideas caught me, Harry, inflamed me.
Muggles forced into subservience. Grindelwald and I, the glorious young leaders of the revolution. Oh, I had a few scruples.
I assuaged my conscience with empty words. It would all be for the greater good, and any harm done would be repaid a hundredfold in benefits for wizards. Did I know, in my heart of hearts, what Gellert Grindelwald was? I think I did, but I closed my eyes.
Conveniently, his great-aunt, acclaimed wizarding historian Bathilda Bagshotlived there and provided a place for him to stay, complete with a treasure trove of books and documents and a minimum of supervision. It was in Godric's Hollow in the summer of that Grindelwald met and befriended Dumbledore. It is clear that the pair were very close and the friendship was genuine on both sides.
The young Dumbledore harboured deep romantic feelings for Grindelwald, although it is unknown if the feelings were mutual.
They shaped one another's ideas, powers, as well as destinies from that day forth and became intertwined with each other, whilst they were staying at Bathilda Bagshot's house they made a blood pact, swearing never to fight each other. Gellert Grindelwald with his friend Albus Dumbledore in The pair shared two preoccupations: The search for the Deathly Hallows held their fascination with the goal of acquiring all three and wield the power as Master of Deathwhich they believed to mean immortality and invincibility.
They also dreamed of overturning the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy and creating a new order in which wise and powerful wizards and witches were the benevolent overlords of their world, including Muggles.