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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 prior to 6 December 1926, his identity was assumed by Gellert Grindelwald using Human Transfiguration. [5] It is unknown if he was captured or killed during this time.

Personality and traits

As the Director of Magical Security, Percival Graves was likely highly professional and determined.

Magical abilities and skills

  • Magical prowess: Percival Graves was 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. He was known to be a "powerful" wizard by those who knew 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 were 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, it can be assumed that Graves fought hard and bravely.
  • Memory modification: Graves presumably was also 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 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.


Percival Graves wand

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

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)


Abraham Potter · Berthilde Roche · Carlos Lopez · Cormac O'Brien · E. W. Limus · Gondulphus Graves · Helmut Weiss · M. L. Minas · M. P. Carneirus · Mary Jauncey · Mungo MacDuff · Percival Graves · Porpentina Goldstein · Robert Grimsditch · Theodard Fontaine · Wilhelm Fischer ·

Other positions

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

Other employees

Abernathy · Albert Perschky · Aristotle Twelvetrees · Bernadette · Beryl · Cecily · E. A. Limus · Irene Kneedander · Magali Crowe · Paloma Proudfoot · Queenie Goldstein · Red · Ruby · Sam


Body for Protection of Magical Species · Department for Magical Security ·Department of Magical Law Enforcement · Federal Bureau of Covert Vigilance and No-Maj Obliviation · MACUSA Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Major Investigation Department


Death Cell · Great Meeting Chamber · Pentagram Office · Percival Graves' office · Typing Pool · Wand Permit Office · Young Wizards Daycare Center

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