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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.
Personality and traits
As the Director of Magical Security, Percival Graves was somewhat of an authoritarian; being very shrewd and single-minded, but "not a bad guy".
Magical abilities and skills
- Magical prowess: Percival Graves was a one of the most distinguished Aurors of the MACUSA prior to his promotion, which speaks for his exceptional skill, as being an Auror in and of itself is a mark of superior magical ability, known to be a "powerful" wizard by those who know him.
- Duelling: Graves must have been an extremely skilled duelist, and if his promotion to Director of Magical Security is any indication, his dueling skills are arguably even above the average level of a fully-fledged Auror, though Graves was still unable to defeat Gellert Grindelwald when the latter made his move to assume his identity, though it can be assumed that Graves fought hard and bravely.
- Memory modification: Graves presumably also was capable of memory modification, which seemed to be a common skill for wizarding governmental officials during Grindelwald's rise to power and presumably a job requirement for magical law enforcers roaming no-maj locations in the line of duty.
- Nonverbal magic: Graves was capable of casting spells without saying them out loud, which is rather advanced.
- Apparition: Being an Auror, Graves was capable of apparition when the needing to move fast.
- Wandless magic: A testament to the formidable capabilities of Graves were his incredibly high level of control and mastery at using magic without a wand, even capable of casting basic spells such as the Summoning Charm and levitate objects and even people through simple hand gestures.
- Magical Law Enforcement: As Head of Magical Law Enforcement, Graves presumably had an encyclopedic knowledge of wizarding law, and especially the ones relevant to the magical community of North America. As Director of Magical Security, he would also be highly trained and skilled with defensive charms, counter-curses and restrain criminals without attracting the attention of the non-magical population, all skills he would have employed effectively to keep the magical citizenry safe.
- Wand: As yet unconfirmed, Graves' wand is likely to have been made by the American wand-maker Johannes Jonker, who was renowned for his instantly-recognisable signature of having his wands inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Such a signature can be seen in all depictions of Graves' wand.
Behind the scenes
- Percival Graves is portrayed in the film inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Colin Farrell.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (As an assumed identity)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (As an assumed identity)
- LEGO Dimensions (As an assumed identity)
Notes and references
- ↑ EW - Fantastic Beasts: First look at Ezra Miller's mysterious character
- ↑ Pottermore - Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA)"
- ↑ 'Fantastic Beasts' Character Descriptions Revealed
- ↑ Announcement Trailer for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” to Be Unveiled Worldwide on December 15th
- ↑ http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/fantastic-beasts-david-heyman-reveals-graves-and-colin-farrells-futures-in-series-105821/
- ↑ "Colin Farrell Joins ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’" at Blog.peopleschoice.com/
|Magical Congress of the United States of America|
Josiah Jackson (1693-?) · Charity Wilkinson · Thornton Harkaway (c. 1760) · Able Fleming · Elizabeth McGilliguddy (c. 1777) · Emily Rappaport (c. 1790) · Seraphina Picquery (1920-1928) · Samuel G. Quahog (c. 2014)
Wilhelm Fischer · Theodard Fontaine · Gondulphus Graves · Robert Grimsditch · Mary Jauncey · Carlos Lopez · Mungo MacDuff · Cormac O'Brien · Abraham Potter · Berthilde Roche · Helmut Weiss · Percival Graves · Porpentina Goldstein
Department of Magical Law Enforcement · Department for Magical Security · Magical Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Major Investigation Department · Bureau of Covert Vigilance & Obliviation · Body for Protection of Magical Species