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Percival Graves[4] was an Auror, Director of Magical Security and head of MACUSA's Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

At some point, his identity was assumed by Gellert Grindelwald using Polyjuice Potion. [5] Graves was likely kidnapped some time prior to 1926.

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.

Possessions

  • 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

Appearances

Notes and references


Magical Congress of the United States of America
MACUSA Logo
Presidents

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)

Aurors

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

Other positions

Chief of Staff · Director of Magical Security · Executioner · Federal Identity Commissioner · Federal Wand Permit Officer · Keeper of Treasure and Dragots · Obliviator

Other employees

Abernathy · Aristotle Twelvetrees · Bernadette · Beryl · Cecily · E. A. Limus · Irene Kneedander · Sam · Queenie Goldstein · Red

Departments

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

Locations

Death Cell · Wand Permit Office · Young Wizards Daycare Center


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