At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
The Death Cell was a pure white room on a lower floor of Magical Congress of the United States of America which held a chair magically suspended over a square pool rippling a Death potion into which the subject is lowered, followed by the potion rising up and enveloping them. It was used by executioners to carry out execution of those the sentenced to death. When this sentence was carried out, executioners would use a memory extraction spell to draw out fond memories from the victims in order to keep them sedated while the chair they sat on is lowered.
In 1926, Newt Scamander and Tina Goldstein were led here by Bernadette and her fellow executioners in order to carry out the sentence imposed by Percival Graves, but were saved with the help of Queenie Goldstein, Jacob Kowalski, and a Swooping Evil.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Behind the scenes
- It resembles Cucking stool, a form of punishment for witches in the 17th century.
- The use of a chair in executions could be based on the execution methods the No-Maj United States of America Electric chair, Gas Chamber or firing squad
Notes and references
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