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"His name's Credence. His mother beats him. She beats all those kids she's adopted, but she seems to hate him the most."
—Tina Goldstein regarding Credence's family life[src]

Credence Barebone[3] was an American wizard who lived during the 20th century.[4][5] He was the adopted son of Mary Lou Barebone, who was the leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society, a No-Maj anti-witchcraft group.[4][5]

Credence Barebone had two adopted sisters, Chastity Barebone and Modesty Barebone. He lived with them and his adoptive mother in the United States of America in New York city in 1926 at the Second Salem Church in Pike Street Manhattan. Credence was the eldest, followed by Chastity and then Modesty.[6]

Credence Barebone was an Obscurial, a wizard or witch who developed a magic parasitical force known as an Obscurus through the repression of his or her magic. Credence was the oldest and longest lived Obscurial known of the Wizarding World. While most Obscurials die before their tenth birthday, Credence lived into adulthood which was previously unheard in wizardkind and a possible testament of his incredible power as a wizard.

The Obscurus of Credence Barebone was responsible for the death of his adoptive mother Mary Lou Barebone, his adopive sister Chastity Barebone, and Henry Shaw Junior.

Credence Barebone seemingly died at the hands of MACUSA Aurors at the New York City Subway near New York City Hall on the night of 7 December 1926. However, Credence had survived his confrontation with MACUSA to return later in a "mysterious way".

Biography

Early life 1905

Credence Barebone: "Ma. . . "
Mary Lou Barebone: "I am not your ma! Your mother was a wicked, unnatural woman!"
— Mary Lou's opinion regarding Credence's birth mother[src]
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Credence Barebone with his adopted family in 1926: Mary Lou Barebone (above), Chastity Barebone (left), & Modesty Barebone (right)

Credence Barebone was born to a likely witch and an unknown father. He was later adopted by Mary Lou Barebone, the leader of the New Salem Philanthropic Society or Second Salemers. This group was a No-Maj anti-witchcraft group with its roots in the Salem Witch Trials. Mary Lou considered his mother a "Wicked, unnatural woman", suggesting that she had known her and implying that he may share the same qualities.[7]

Under the care and the strict rules of his adoptive mother Mary Lou Barebone, Credence was taught to hate magic and their practitioners on a severely young age. Mary Lou also closely scrutinised every moment of his life, checking on his whereabouts and punishing him for not abiding by her strictures. Mary Lou abused Credence physically, often using his own belt that left marks on his hands. Porpentina Goldstein held the belief that although Mary Lou beat all the children she adopted, she seemed to hate Credence the most.[8] This abuse forced him to suppress his magic and ultimately he developed an Obscurus, a powerful magical parasite.

Before December 1926

"It’s okay."
—Porpentina Goldstein comforts Credence[src]
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Tina Goldstein comforts Credence Barebone after attacking Mary Lou Barebone

Sometime before December 1926, Porpentina Goldstein, an American Auror of the Magical Congress of the United States of America took to observing the activities of the Second Salmers. During one meeting, Mary Lou used a belt to hit Credence when the witch Porpentina Goldstein rushed forward to his defence. Tina magically assaulted Mary Lou in front of her followers and saved Credence from the beating and comforts him with a hug. The open use of magic in front of a group of Muggles required extensive Obliviation and was a major scandal resulting in Porpentina's demotion to the Wand Permit Office.[8] Credence found himself dreaming of the woman who had saved him from his mother's wrath frequently after this event.[9]

December 1926

Gellert Grindelwald: "You can control it, Credence."
Credence Barebone: "But I don't think I want to, Mr Graves."
Gellert Grindelwald argues with Credence to control his Obscurus[src]
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Credence meeting up with Grindelwald in the form of Percival Graves in an alley at the Second Salem Church

By December of 1926, Credence was losing control of his Obscurus, and it manifested in outbursts that were wreaking havoc in New York. These disturbances were noted both in the Muggle press such as the New-York Clarion and the wizarding press such as The New York Ghost.[10] During that time, he came in contact with the evil Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who was disguised as Percival Graves, an American Auror from MACUSA. Grindelwald was searching for the magical Obscurial child of "immense power" at the Second Salem Church in close proximity of Mary Lou Barebone, which he had seen in a vision. Confirming that Credence was the "key" in finding the child, he asked Credence for help.[11] In return, Grindelwald promised to help Credence join the wizarding world someday and to free him from his adopted mother.

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Credence handing out church leaflets at the Steen National Bank, as instructed by Mary Lou

On 6 December 1926, on the steps of the Steen National Bank. Credence, along with his adopted sisters Chastity and Modesty, handed out leaflets to the public, while his adoptive mother Mary Lou preached to the public in a rally, supporting the New Salem Philanthropic Society. She proclaimed that bizarre things were happening through out New York and that "something stalk our city" and "wreaking destruction." She claimed to the spectators that this was the work of witchcraft. A wizard named Newt Scamander, who was just passing, set down his suitcase while listening to Mary Lou's speech. A No-Maj Jacob Kowalski, who was going to the bank to get a loan, stumbled over Newt Scamander's suitcase and Credence cowered away from the stumbling Jacob.[12]

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Henry Shaw Jr handed the lealfet back to Credence while making fun of him, insulting him by calling him a freak

Later that day Langdon Shaw, whom was a believer in the existence of magic, brought Credence and his family into his father Henry Shaw Senior's office. Mary Lou was interested in garnishing the support and influence of him and his elder son's re-election platform. While in his office, Henry Shaw Senior refused and dismissed both Langdon and Mary Lou and asked them to leave. As they left, Credence dropped a leaflet. Henry Shaw Senior's elder son Senator Henry Shaw Jr handed it back to him and in the process unashamedly mocked him calling him a freak. Credence was upset by this exchange which prompted Modesty, who had overheard to take his hand in a show of sisterly support.

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Credence his Obscurus attacked the Fund Raising Dinner Hall, killing Henry Shaw Jr

At the night of 6 December 1926, Credence's Obscurus was streaking through the streets. Henry Shaw Jr held a fundraising dinner for his supporters at New York City Hall. When he was in the middle of his speech, he was interrupted by a strange, haunted noise coming from the organ pipes at the end of the room; and as he recommenced, the strange noise got louder, prompting the guests to look around for the source of the disruption and worriedly start to mutter to each other. Suddenly, the chandeliers shattered and the lights went out, and Credence's obscurus burst forth from beneath the organ, soared across the hall, sending tables flying and throwing people around as it carved a line towards the stage where the Senator was still standing. The force threw Shaw backwards against his poster, and then raised him up high where he floated for just a moment in midair before being thrown violently back down onto the stage, dead. Credence's obscurus killed the senator as revenge for calling him a freak during the Second Salemers visit at Henry Shaw Senior's office, unwittingly exposing the wizarding world.[13]

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Credence confronts Modesty with her toy wand that he had found under her bed

On the afternoon of 7 December, Credence met with Gellert Grindelwald, in the guise of Percival Graves. Grindelwald encouraged Credence to locate the Obscurial and gave him a necklace with the sign of the Deathly Hallows. Grindelwald told Credence if he ever found the child, he must touch the symbol so he could easily locate him.[14]

At the night of 7 December, while looking in Modesty's room, Credence had found a a toy wand under Modesty her bed. Modesty entered the room and Credence asked her where she got it, but Modesty told him it was hers and that it was just a toy, and asked him to give it back. Mary Lou entered the room and was shocked to see what he was holding. As they stood on the upstairs landing, Credence removed his belt so his adoptive mother could punish him. Mary Lou turned back towards Credence and snapped the wand in half. As Mary Lou offended Credence's biological mother, Modesty forced her way between them and admitted the wand was hers. Mary Lou refused to believe her and thought she was lying to protect Credence. As Mary Lou prepared to punish Credence, suddenly the belt was whipped out of Mary Lou's hands by supernatural means and fell like a dead snake in a far corner. As she looked at her hand it was bleeding and full of cuts, the same injuries that she had previously inflected on Credence. As Mary Lou slowly moved to retrieve the belt, it moved away across the floor before she could touch it. Turning to confront the children Credence lost control and his Obscurus burst free. The force threw Mary Lou backwards, striking a wooden beam and flinging her over the balcony. She smashed hard onto the floor of the main church, dead. The dark force flies through the church destroying everything in sight and killing Chastity in the process.[15]

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A traumatised Credence plead for help to Gellert Grindelwald after his Obscurus accident

After the Obscurus accident, Credence touched his necklace that wore the sign of the Deathly Hallows. Grindelwald (still in the form of Percival Graves) arrived at the remains of the Second Salemers' Church to find Credence shaking and sobbing. Credence was cowering at the back of the church, whimpering while he was touching his Deathly Hallows pendant. Grindelwald tried to ask him where the Obscurial was gone as he believed it was Modesty. But Credence was unable to explain and continued with pleading to Grindelwald for help. As Credence begins to weep again, Grindelwald slapped Credence hard in the face, demanding to know where Modesty was hiding. Credence was aghast and unable to comprehend that his hero had hit him, then the two Disapparated away.

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An angery Credence revealed his Obscurus at the Bronx

Credence took him to Modesty, who had fled the destruction to her old childhood home the Bronx. Once there, Grindelwald told Credence that he had no further use for him and called him a squib, that he has magical ancestors but no power. As Grindelwald moved through a dark room, he saw a tiny movement and heard a sobbing from Modesty somewhere close. Grindelwald went to Modesty who was hiding in a corner and shaking and whimpering at the mention of Credence. As Grindelwald extended his hand and asked Modesty to come out, a crack in the wall began spreading like a spider web. Dust fell as the walls shook uncontrollably and the room began to disintegrate around them. Each wall collapsed in front of Grindelwald, until the final wall collapsed and he faced Credence who revealed his obscurus because of the betrayal of Grindelwald, at the surprise of Grindelwald. Although Grindelwald attempted to apologise and offered to train him, Credence lost control and transformed completely into an Obscurus, going on a rampage of destruction through New York City knocking down buildings and overturning cars. Credence's obscurus created total chaos in Times Square. Cars were sent flying, pavements exploded, and buildings were demolished and on fire, as people screamed and ran in all directions.[16]

Apparent death

"We see Credence from within the black mass, his face contorted, screaming. The barrage of spells continues and Credence howls in pain... Under this pressure, the Obscurus finally seems to implode — a white ball of magical light taking over from the black mass... All power subsides. Only small pieces of black matter are left - floating through the air like feathers."
—Credence supposedly dies at the hands of MACUSA Aurors[src]
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Credence's Obscurus wreaking havoc through New York City

Newton Scamander tracked Credence's trail of destruction to the New York City Subway near New York City Hall. Newt managed to calm him down, saying that he would help him. Because of Newt's kindness and understanding, Credence was soothed by the magizologist's words. Slowly, his Obscurus subsided, leaving only a frightened Credence who was huddled on the train tracks. Before the magizoologist could gain his attention, the pair where soon found by Gellert Grindelwald who had pursued Credence his Obscurus into the subway. This caused Credence to resume his rampage again. However, Tina ran onto the tracks, and managed to calm down Credence once more. Credence reached out to her, as she was the only one who had gave him an uncomplicated kindness while he looked to her, desperate and afraid.

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Credence supposedly dies at the hand of MACUSA Aurors

However President Seraphina Picquery and Aurors from MACUSA began coming down the steps of the subway and into the tunnel to contain the situation and raised their wands aggressively. The obscurus swelled again while Tina, Newt, and Grindelwald asked the aurors to put down their wands. Despite this, they proceeded to attack Credence with numerous spells. Credence began to scream as the barrage of spells at the Obscurus continued, only stopping when they believed he was destroyed. Under this pressure, the obscurus begin to implode with a ball of magical light that took over from the black mass. The force of the change sent Tina, Newt, and the Aurors stumbling backwards and he burst into millions of pieces, with only small fragments of black matter floating through the air like feathers.

Surviving death

"As Newt follows Madam Picquery’s gaze, he sees a tendril of black matter, a small part of the Obscurus, floating down through the roof. Unnoticed by anyone else, it eventually floats up and away, trying to reconnect with its host"
—A sign that Credence is still be alive[src]
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Credence survives his confrontation with MACUSA

While most everyone believed Credence was destroyed, Newt Scamander observed a single shred of his Obscurus form fleeing the scene.[17] Credence had survived his confrontation with MACUSA, to return later in a "mysterious way".[18]

Physical appearance

Credence Barebone often appeared to be troubled, nervous, or embarrassed.[19][20][21][22] He tends to stands with his head bowed.[23][24]

Personality and traits

"Credence is someone who doesn't have a sense of who he's, and suffers from a low self-esteem," says David Heyman. He's adopted and has been abused by his foster parent, and having his true essence repressed, is he a metaphor for so many people who are denied the right to be who they are." "He's a very misunderstood character, seduced by a mentor who wants to take him to a very dark place," says David Yates; "And again he's an outsider trying to find his place in the word, who has very special skills and very special things going on."
—David Heyman and David Yates regarding Credence his true nature[src]
He was both "troubled" and "mysterious."[4][5] Shy and withdrawn, this made him far more vulnerable to the abuse that came in response to the slightest infraction of his adoptive mother's strict rules. His timid personality also made him susceptible to manipulation by Gellert Grindelwald, who took a personal interest in him.[3]
"Credence looks nervous—he doesn’t like crowds...Credence stands with his head bowed, embarrassed, nervous."
—Credence suffers from social anxiety[src]
After years of abuse at the hands of his adoptive mother, Credence Barebone became a very timid and socially awkward young man. He was very withdrawn and easily intimidated by people in positions of authority. He was quiet and suffered from anxiety whenever he was forced into stressful situations and particularly didn't like crowds.[25]Which makes him nervous and troubled or embarrassed. Credence asked Gellert Grindelwald once "Do you think I'm a freak?", showing his suffering from low self-esteem. Credence was very suppressed and lonely.

Credence was scared, lonely, and terrified of making any mistakes that would displease his mother that then later would result in abuse. And because of this, Credence doesn't succeed to follow the rules of his strict adoptive mother correctly, as he easily makes mistakes that upset her. He was publicly humiliated more than once by his mother's open abuse in front of the Second Salemers. Credence learned over the years to willingly surrender his belt for a beating, when he knew he did something wrong. He tended to be passive when it came to the beatings, and he learned to take them submissively. Credence was too afraid from his adoptive mother, that he hasn't have the courage to protest or to defend himself from the abuse. As he seemingly thought that if you fight or talk back the punishment, that it would make the situation much worse.

However, when Credence was insulted or threatened, his Obscurus form was unleashed, which was triggered by his negative emotions which he acted violently on, causing wide-spread destruction and death to those who provoked him. Namely, he attacked Mary Lou Barebone because of the abuse the latter inflicted on him for so long, and Henry Shaw Junior for the way he mocked him. Credence was very sensitive and easily emotionally wounded by the things people said and do to him because of his low self-esteem. Because of this, how hard it is, he can't express himself and suppressed all his anger and pain, until he reached his emotional mental breaking point. He then acted out in explosive fits of rage and magic, that he sometimes couldn't control. However, Credence has some control over his Obscurus. He didn't attack or kill people for whom he feels affection, such as Gellert Grindelwald and his little sister, Modesty Barebone.

"Graves pulls Credence into a hug, which, with his hand on Credence’s neck, seems more controlling than affectionate. Credence, overwhelmed by the seeming affection, closes his eyes and relaxes slightly. Graves slowly backs away, stroking Credence’s neck. Credence keeps his eyes closed, longing for the human contact to continue."
—Credence his need for love and affection[src]

Credence was actually quite desperate for love, affection, and acceptance. Because of his need for love and affection and acceptance, he is easily to manipulate and to control, particularly by Grindelwald, to the point that he was willing to risk the wrath of his mother to help his manipulator or friend, regardless of the consequences, while he's earning his love and affection. Because of this, this could easily lead to him being on the wrong or right side of any situation. Which means that any sign of affection or acceptance, is a way to win his boundless loyalty and devotion. Credence gets easily startled and overwhelmed by the seeming affection, But also insecure and nervous or attracted by the behaviour, and can also be soothed with it. Credence does not always like to be physically touched by someone, he would then withdraw from the human contact and shrink.

"Inside the Obscurus, Credence reaches out to Tina, the only person who has ever done him an uncomplicated kindness. He looks at Tina, desperate and afraid. He has dreamed of her ever since she saved him from a beating."
—Credence feels affection for Porpentina Goldstein[src]

However, Credence has the ability to feel affection for others as well. Credence trusted and saw Grindelwald as a friend, Although he did not see him as a real friend and acted as though. He was protective to his little sister, as they hold each others hands after he was insulted by Henry Shaw Jr Credence felt also affection for Porpentina Goldstein, and was really grateful that she had saved him from a beating from his cruel adoptive mother. And he trusted her as well, she could calm him down when he was in one of his rages in the Subway. Although, as well for Newton Scamander, if he had never saw or met him, Credence became really quickly soothed by the magizologist words of kindness and understanding as he tried to help him.

"You want to join the wizarding world. I want those things too, Credence. I want them for you."
—Gellert Grindelwald regarding Credence his interest in magic[src]

However, despite living in an environment where magic was shunned, Credence was drawn toward the ideas of wizardry and even entertained the thought of becoming part of the wizarding world. He was quite curious regarding magic and the wizarding world, which means that he doesn't believe his strict adoptive mother's faith and all she have to tell about magic and their practitioners. Called observant and intelligent by Grindelwald, he listened closely to Grindelwald's words and eagerly believed his promises to teach him magic and allow him to be part of the wizarding community.[26] He was also exceptionally polite and well mannered and could be soothed with simple words of kindness and understanding when he is at his most uncontrollable positions.

Magical abilities and skills

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Credence Barebone in mid Obscurus transformation

"...his power must be so strong he’s somehow managed to survive. It’s incredible."
—Credence's power as an Obscurial[src]
  • Obscurus Transformation: Credence was an Obscurial, prone to unleashing or embodying an Obscurus due to years of being forced to suppress his magic.
  • High Magic Capability: While Credence never developed his magical abilities, his ability to survive for so long despite being an Obscurial indicated he may have an immense amount of latent magical talent. Newt Scamander said "That's more powerful than any Obscurial I have ever heard of." According to him, Credence was notably more powerful than other known Obscurials in the Wizarding World.

Possessions

  • Belt: Credence Barebone wears a belt to hold up his pants. This belt was made from leather with a metal buckle what was marked with thistles. But this belt was also used by Mary Lou Barebone, as punishment for Credence when he does something wrong that makes her upset. The consequences that Credence imposed on the punishments were painful cuts that bleed.
  • Deathly Hallows necklace: This necklace was gifted by Gellert Grindelwald to Credence. It bore the sign of the Deathly Hallows. The necklace was enchanted in such a way that would allow Gellert Grindelwald to track the movements of the wearer. Gellert Grindelwald told Credence as he ever found the Obscurial child, that he must touch the symbol of the necklace so that he could easily locate him.

Relationships

Credence's mother

"...Really similar way to Credence. Specifically in a foster care you know the trauma of losing or never having your biological family."
—Ezra Miller[src]

Credence's adoptive mother Mary Lou Barebone did never attempt to teach Credence about his true magical heritage, as she seems to known that his biological mother was in fact a witch. Credence doesn't remember and had never known his biological mother, as he was adopted on a very young age. Mary Lou tells Credence that his birth mother was a "wicked, unnatural woman", suggesting she had known her and implying that he may share the same qualities.

Mary Lou Barebone

"As if on autopilot, Credence removes his belt. Mary Lou stands and extends her hand, taking the belt. In silence, she turns and walks up the stairs—Credence obediently following."
—Mary Lou punishes Credence for coming home late[src]
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Mary Lou right before beating Credence with his belt

Credence feared his adoptive mother due to years of emotional and physical abuse. She beat him with the intent of teaching him to suppress and be ashamed of his magical traits. By suppressing his magic, he developed an Obscurus. It was noted by Tina Goldstein that out of all Mary Lou's adopted children, Credence was the most hated.

Credence learned over the years to willingly surrender his belt for a beating when he knew he did something wrong. He tended to be passive when it came to the beatings and he learned to take them submissively. Despite living in an environment where magic was shunned, Credence was drawn toward the ideas of wizardry and even entertained the thought of becoming part of the wizarding world. Mary Lou seemed to be aware of Credence's interest in magic and did not hesitate to beat him for it.

Modesty Barebone

"Behind Credence, Modesty’s eyes burn. She clutches Credence’s hand protectively."
—Modesty took Credence's hand after he was insulted by Senator Shaw[src]
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Modesty holding Credence's hand protectively

Credence shared a closer relationship with Modesty, as she did not possess the same zealous attitude Chastity did in regards to their mother's anti-witchcraft stance. Modesty was young and curious, she shared Credence's secret interest in magic. Because of this shared interest they trusted each other. When Henry Shaw Junior insulted Credence, she took his hand to reassure him. Modesty often witnessed the beatings he got from their mother and attempted to comfort him. Modesty occasionally confided in Credence that she missed the nine brothers and sisters she had before she was adopted. When Credence found the toy wand under Modesty's bed, Mary Lou believed it to be his and bet him, despite Modesty's attempt at convincing her it was hers. After the Obscurus took control of Credence and killed their adoptive family, she became fearful of him.

Chastity Barebone

The relationship between Chastity and Credence is unknown. They attended their mother's anti-magic rallies and meetings together and passed out leaflets, but not much interaction happened. Chastity witnessed Credence's beatings but made no attempt at intervening or to defend him.

Gellert Grindelwald

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Credence with Gellert Grindelwald

Grindelwald disguised himself as Percival Graves and used Credence to try and locate the Obscurial, whom he believed was Modesty Barebone, promising him entrance into the wizarding world and training to perform magic. To Credence, Grindelwald was his only friend and the only person who truly understood and supported him. He healed his hands and comforted him when he confided in him about his mother's mistreatment.

After the Obscurus attacked Mary Lou, Grindelwald told Credence he had no use for him, calling him a squib, and pursued Modesty. Because of the emotional strain, Credence lost control over the Obscurus and, after Grindelwald realised it was him, offered his partnership and training in wizardry. Credence was deeply hurt by his manipulation and fled. MACUSA's Aurors chased and attacked him, and when Newt and Tina attempted to calm him and protect him, Grindelwald interrupted them to provoke Credence to cause more destruction in the hopes of achieving a war between magical and non-magical people.

Etymology

Credence is derived from the Latin credere meaning to trust and to believe, and from credentia, meaning belief.[27] Barebone is an Anglo-Saxon surname, thought to be taken from the name of an English village, Barbon or Barbourne.[28]

Behind the scenes

"It's important to explore the idea that there is cause and effect in the world, and the idea that someone who endures trauma has tough choices to make about how that trauma is going to affect the rest of their life - whether that wound will be a blessing or a curse. I think it's a really potent subject."
Ezra Miller regarding Credence's struggle[src]
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Credence Barebone as a LEGO character in LEGO Dimensions

  • Credence is portrayed by Ezra Miller in the film inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.[29]
  • Initial reports said this character's name was "Kredan".[30] When asked about it via Twitter, J. K. Rowling said, "Kredan is quite literally nobody. They got the name wrong!"[31]
  • Credence reportedly becomes a "notable" character within the Harry Potter universe.[32]
  • David Heyman reported that a scene was shot that shows Credence getting on a boat at the end of the film, but it was ultimately cut from the film, and it did not appear on the deleted scenes included with the DVD/Blu-Ray release.[33]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 7 describes Chastity as "adult". As Chastity is a No-maj, she has to be at least 21 to be an adult. Credence, the eldest child, has to be older than 21 for that to be true.(see image)
  2. His mother is described as unnatural, implying she was a witch, so he would be pure-blood or half-blood.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fantastic Beasts: First look at Ezra Miller's mysterious character" at Entertainment Weekly
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 'Fantastic Beasts' Character Descriptions Revealed at EW.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Everything we've learned about ‘Fantastic Beasts' this week" from Pottermore
  6. Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (see image)
  7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 88
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 82
  9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 114
  10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image)
  11. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 43
  12. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 7
  13. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 58
  14. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 79
  15. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 88
  16. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 105
  17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 116
  18. Credence and Jacob will return in new, as-yet-untitled Fantastic Beasts film at Pottermore
  19. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 7
  20. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 25
  21. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 37
  22. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 79
  23. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 38
  24. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 43
  25. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, Scene 37
  26. LEGO Dimensions - Fantastic Beasts story pack
  27. Etymology - Credence
  28. House of Names - Barebone Family
  29. "Filming Gets Underway on «Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them»" at BusinessWire
  30. "Ezra Miller Eyes ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ (EXCLUSIVE)" at Variety.com
  31. .@KeridoAvada Kredan is quite literally nobody. They got the name wrong! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  32. 'Fantastic Beasts' cast talk wands, creatures, Newt & his friends, Salem trials, more" from SnitchSeeker.com
  33. 'Fantastic Beasts' film's deleted scenes tease Newt, Tina, Credence's fates & futures from Snitchseeker