Fantastic Beasts discussion: Was Ariana Dumbledore an obscurus?
While still unconfirmed, Ariana Dumbledore was potentially an Obscurial too, as the description of her “illness” given by her brother Aberforth fit the description of an Obscurial; “It destroyed her, what they did: she was never right again. She wouldn’t use magic, but she couldn’t get rid of it; it turned her inward and drove her mad, it exploded out of her when she couldn’t control it, and at times she was strange and dangerous. But mostly she was sweet and scared and harmless”. Furthermore, if she was indeed an Obscurial, her interactions with a young Grindelwald, could also explain why the Dark Wizard was later so interested by the power of Obscurus. Ariana also lived longer than the average Obscurial, having died at the age of 14, whereas most Obscurials, with the exception of Credence Barebone, didn’t live past age 10. If Ariana was an Obscurial, then this was a fact kept hidden by the Dumbledores, since it was widely believed no Obscurial had existed for at least two hundred years, even thirty years after her death.
Subin Ibrahim, 17, a Sudanese-American hijabi girl and the second Spoiler. Was training for the US Olympic Judo team when she found out her mother was a villain, so she quit the team and made it her mission to round up her mom and her cronies. Ignoring Bruce’s direct order, Steph gave her the costume and the gear, and let her prove herself.
“It’s an Obscurus - but it’s not what you think. I managed to separate it from the Sudanese girl as I tried to save her - I wanted to take it home, to study it. But it cannot survive outside that box, it could not hurt anyone, Tina!”
Summary: The locals speak of a monster and Newt’s all too ready to investigate.
A/N: Finally finished the first part of my little AU, yes! Heads-up, it’s also on FF and AO3 if anyone prefers those sites. C:
The sun beats down relentlessly as Newt makes his way through the dry underbrush. The heat slows his progress, weighing down his limbs and the entire Savannah; plants under the barren sky wilt, defeated, and the wild dogs only pant and stare as he passes by them. The only creatures not affected by the weather are the mosquitoes that pester him incessantly. With every heat wave, sweat builds at his hairline and dampens his shirt; he had already shed his coat and surcoat, his waistcoat close to following.