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28th Nov 2018

New fan theory suggests something very interesting about Minerva McGonagall in new Fantastic Beasts movie

Rudi Kinsella

McGonnagall theory

WARNING: There will be spoilers in this piece, so if you haven’t seen Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2: The Crimes of Grindlewald yet, do not read on.

Minerva McGonagall makes everybody’s top ten characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and if she doesn’t, you must be a babbling bumbling band of baboons.

She’s smart, she’s extremely powerful, and she’s an absolute badass. She’s just the best.

So naturally, we should have all been absolutely chuffed when we saw her make a brief appearance in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2: The Crimes of Grindlewald.

But there’s only one problem: she isn’t born yet.

The movie is set in 1927, and McGonagall wasn’t born until 1935. And we know it wasn’t her mother, as she lived her life in a Muggle world, despite being a witch.

So who the hell was that teacher who sounded exactly like McGonagall, and shared her surname and occupation?

Well, one fan suggests that it is Minerva herself. Thanks to two words: time-travel.

A YouTube page entitled supercarlinbros made the point that McGonagall had a similar relationship to that of Queenie and Jacob, in that she was in love with a muggle.

She loved a man named Dougal McGregor, but she quickly came to the realisation that it would never work out as she would be wasting her powers, as she would have to hide the fact that the two were together, so she broke up with him the day before their wedding.

So they reckon that she has time-travelled back in time in an attempt to help Dumbledore defeat Grindlewald. He would convince her by informing her that defeating Grindlewald would be a step forward in an attempt to create a world in which muggles and magic folk could get married.

What do you think? A stretch, or JK Rowling doing what she does best and inserting a brilliant twist that will blow us all out of water?

Granted it’s a little bit difficult to understand why they would feel the need to this, this theory does make more sense than basically everything else we’ve heard so far.

No doubt all will be answered in movies to come.

You can watch the theory video in full below:

Clip via SuperCarlinBrothers