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HARRY POTTER HISTORY MEME: three historical wizards [2/3] → Gellert Grindelwald

Gellert Grindelwald (c. 1882-1998) was considered one of the most powerful Dark Wizards of all time, second only to Tom Marvolo Riddle. He was educated at the Durmstrang Institute, a school famous for its tolerance of the Dark Arts. In 1945, at the height of his powers, he was confronted by his old friend, Albus Dumbledore, and defeated in a legendary duel. He was incarcerated at Nurmengard Prison until his death at the hands of Lord Voldemort fifty-three years later.

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Fan film ‘The Greater Good’ shows devastating duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald

A new fan film depicting a crucial moment in Dumbledore’s life has recently been released. The Greater Good depicts a dramatic beach scene where once-friends Grindelwald and Dumbledore duel over their ideological differences, Grindelwald insisting that the Muggles should be subjugated to the will of magical people, and Dumbledore arguing otherwise. This duel, as fans of the series know, tragically results in the death of Dumbledore’s beloved younger sister Ariana.

A fun watch for fans, The Greater Good not only gives us a poignant view of one of the most important moments of Dumbledore’s life, but also glimpses of the great man he will one day become, as evidenced by his insistence on the importance of love and his impressive magical abilities. Aberforth also has his role to play in The Greater Good, and it’s a real treat to see the interaction between all three Dumbledore siblings.

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Grindelvald killed many people, my grandfather, for instance… this is his symbol, I recognized it at vunce: Grindelvald carved it into a vall at Durmstrang ven he vos a pupil there. Some idiots copied it into their books and clothes, thinking to shock, make themselves impressive - until those of us who had lost family members to Grindelvald taught them better.
—  I don’t think we talk about Viktor enough. To Viktor, the Deathly Hallows symbol was like a swastika. And it was carved into a wall at Durmstrang. He had to walk past that symbol of fear and hate every day for years in the place he lived and studied. Other students even mocked him and adopted the symbol, but he kicked their asses. I just think Viktor is really great.