one thing I did like about Fantastic Beasts:
Graves asks Newt what Dumbledore sees in him and Newt can’t answer, but in the next couple of minutes he proceeds to do something which the entire MACUSA apparently can’t; he figures out that Graves is bad, and calls him on it.
After being in his company for two minutes.
What makes Dumbledore so fond of Newt? There’s your answer.