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"You're an interesting man, Mr Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there's more to you than meets the eye."

Percival Graves[4] was an Auror, Director of Magical Security and head of MACUSA's Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the 1920s.[5]

Newton Scamander met him whilst travelling to New York in 1926. Graves was the right-hand man to Seraphina Picquery and was given the task of investigating and tracking down Newt when creatures escaped his suitcase.[1][6]

Graves was not happy with the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, believing that it was made more to protect the No-Majs than the wizards and refused to "bow down any longer".[7]

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

  • Wandless magic: Graves was extremely skilled in wandless magic. In the film version Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, he generated a forceful shockwave with a wave his hand that was able to tear apart the ground next to him and send the shredded pieces where his hand aimed them at. He also brought Newt's suitcase to him without using his wand, causing it to fly across a room and land next to him with a wave of his hand.


  • 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


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)


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

Other positions

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

Other employees

Aristotle Twelvetrees · Porpentina Goldstein · Queenie Goldstein · E. A. Limus · Irene Kneedander


Department of Magical Law Enforcement · MACUSA Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Bureau of Covert Vigilance & Obliviation · Wand Permit Office · Body for Protection of Magical Species · Young Wizards Daycare Center

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