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|alias=Tina<ref name=Twitter1>[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/606360820428193792 .@MaddieDUHx 'Tina' is what her friends and family call her. Would YOU want everyone to call you Porpentina?!] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J.K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref> (by friends and family)
 
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|family=*[[Porpentina Scamander's mother|Mrs. Goldstein]] (mother)
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*[[Queenie Goldstein]] (sister)
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*[[Newton Scamander|Newt Scamander]] (husband)
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*At least one son<ref name="son">Since Rolf Scamander kept Newt's family name, it can be presumed that he is the son of a son of Newt's (if he were the son of a daughter of Newt's, he would bear whichever his father's surname was, and not Scamander, unless he were illegitimate).</ref>
 
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*[[Anthony Goldstein]]<ref name="JKR-twitter-anthonygoldstein">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/632611629843263488 ''(any rlation to Anthony Goldstein)'' Yes (but distant).] posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015</ref> (distant relative)
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|job=Formerly an [[Auror]] for the [[Magical Congress of the United States of America]],<ref name="PottermoreCostume">"[https://www.pottermore.com/news/fantastic-beasts-dressing-tina-and-queenie-goldstein "Dressing the Goldstein sisters: a closer look at 1920s witch fashion"]" from [[Pottermore]]</ref> later demoted to a lesser position within the organisation<ref name="entertainmentweekly1">[http://www.ew.com/gallery/fantastic-beasts-characters/2368668_katherine-waterston-porpentina-tina-goldstein 'Fantastic Beasts' Character Descriptions Revealed]</ref><ref name="pottermore-everything">"[https://www.pottermore.com/news/everything-we-have-learned-about-fantastic-beasts Everything we've learned about ‘Fantastic Beasts' this week]" from [[Pottermore]]</ref>
 
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|loyalty=*[[Goldstein family]]
'''Porpentina Scamander''' was the wife of former [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] employee, [[headmaster]] of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] and published author, [[Newton Scamander|Newt Scamander]]. She lived with her husband in [[Dorset]] with their pet [[Kneazle]]s; [[Hoppy]], [[Milly]], and [[Mauler]]. After her grandson, [[Rolf Scamander|Rolf]] married [[Luna Lovegood]], she became great-grandmother of twin boys [[Lorcan and Lysander Scamander|Lorcan and Lysander]].
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'''Porpentina "Tina" Scamander''' (née '''Goldstein'''<ref name="JKR-twitter-goldstein">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/632611203924238336 Well, I think it's widely known that that characters of (Porpen)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein.] posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015</ref>; fl. [[1926]]-[[1991]]) was an [[United States of America|American]] [[wizardkind|witch]].<ref name="wb">"[http://www.warnerbros.com/studio/news/katherine-waterston-set-star-opposite-eddie-redmayne-fantastic-beasts-and-where-find Katherine Waterston Set to Star Opposite Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them']" from Warner Bros.</ref> She was the wife of famed [[magizoologist]] and author [[Newton Scamander|Newt Scamander]].<ref name="fbb">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' (real-world book)''<nowiki/>''</ref>
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==Biography==
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===Early life===
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Porpentina was born somewhere in the [[United States of America]],<ref name="wb" /> and, as such, may have studied magic at [[Ilvermorny]]. She had at least one sibling, a younger sister, [[Queenie]].<ref name="Twitter2">[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/606362972550795264 .@MaddieDUHx Queenie's younger.] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J.K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref> The sisters apparently lost their [[Porpentina Scamander's mother|mother]] and father at a young age, as they were described as having "raised each other," and consequently they maintained a very strong bond into adulthood.<ref name="pottermorevideo">[https://twitter.com/pottermore/status/693594721097101312 Behind-the-scenes video] from the official [[Pottermore]] account on Twitter</ref>
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Porpentina's friends and family called her by the nickname "Tina."<ref name="Twitter1" /> She and her sister Queenie may have been [[Judaism|Jewish]].<ref name="jewish">J. K. Rowling revealed in a [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/544946669448867841 tweet] that [[Anthony Goldstein]] was Jewish. Since she has also [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/632611629843263488 confirmed] that Anthony is distantly related to Porpentina and Queenie, it is possible that the sisters were Jewish as well.</ref>
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===Career and marriage===
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Porpentina worked for the [[Magical Congress of the United States of America]].<ref name="entertainmentweekly1" /><ref name="pottermore-everything" /> Originally an [[Auror]],<ref name="PottermoreCostume"/> she stood up for somebody of whom her superiors did not approve, and was thus demoted to a position well below her abilities.<ref name="entertainmentweekly1" /><ref name="pottermore-everything" />
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In [[1920s|1926]],<ref name="pottermore-everything" /> Porpentina met [[Great Britain|British]] [[magizoologist]] [[Newt Scamander]] in [[New York|New York City]], where he had come as part of his international expedition to discover new magical creatures.<ref name="wb" /> She eventually married him and moved to the United Kingdom.<ref name="fbb" /> The couple had at least one child, who in turn gave them a grandson, [[Rolf Scamander|Rolf]].<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20080828113728/http://www.bloomsbury.com/harrypotter/default.aspx?sec=3 30 July 2007 Bloomsbury Webchat with J.K. Rowling]</ref>
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===Later life===
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As of the late [[20th century]],<ref>The real-world book ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' features a biography of Newt Scamander which states he retired in [[1979]]. It also features an introduction by [[Albus Dumbledore]], who, canonically, died in [[1997]]. It can thus be concluded that the information about the Scamanders living in Dorset and owning three Kneazles was current within this timeframe.</ref> she lived with her husband in [[Dorset]] with their pet [[Kneazle]]s: [[Hoppy]], [[Milly]], and [[Mauler]].<ref name="fbb">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]] (real-world book)''</ref> Following her grandson's marriage to [[Luna Lovegood]], Porpentina became the great-grandmother of twin boys, [[Lorcan Scamander|Lorcan]] and [[Lysander Scamander]].<ref name="Year">[[United States of America|<nowiki/>]][[wizardkind|J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life]]</ref>
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==Personality and traits==
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Porpentina apparently had a practical, level-headed personality, being described as "grounded."<ref>"[http://www.boston.com/entertainment/movies/2015/06/17/everything-know-about-fantastic-beasts-and-where-find-them/UlfBCDS9u8f6rph3o0KOMI/story.html Everything we know about ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’]" at Boston.com</ref> However, she was also described as being "very soulful" and as having "a lot of heart, strengths, and courage."<ref name="pottermorevideo" /> She was naturally ambitious and had a desire to stand up for what was right.<ref name="entertainmentweekly1" />
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*[[Katherine Waterston]] is set to play the role of Porpentina Scamander in the upcoming film ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''.<ref>"[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/harry-potter-spinoff-fantastic-beasts-802443?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews&utm_campaign=THR+Breaking+News_now_2015-06-15+10%3A12%3A20_ehayden 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Finds Its Female Lead]" at [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ The Hollywood Reporter]</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]''
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==Notes and references==
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Latest revision as of 01:10, March 28, 2016

Porpentina "Tina" Scamander (née Goldstein[7]; fl. 1926-1991) was an American witch.[8] She was the wife of famed magizoologist and author Newt Scamander.[9]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Porpentina was born somewhere in the United States of America,[8] and, as such, may have studied magic at Ilvermorny. She had at least one sibling, a younger sister, Queenie.[10] The sisters apparently lost their mother and father at a young age, as they were described as having "raised each other," and consequently they maintained a very strong bond into adulthood.[11]

Porpentina's friends and family called her by the nickname "Tina."[1] She and her sister Queenie may have been Jewish.[12]

Career and marriageEdit

Porpentina worked for the Magical Congress of the United States of America.[5][6] Originally an Auror,[4] she stood up for somebody of whom her superiors did not approve, and was thus demoted to a position well below her abilities.[5][6]

In 1926,[6] Porpentina met British magizoologist Newt Scamander in New York City, where he had come as part of his international expedition to discover new magical creatures.[8] She eventually married him and moved to the United Kingdom.[9] The couple had at least one child, who in turn gave them a grandson, Rolf.[13]

Later lifeEdit

As of the late 20th century,[14] she lived with her husband in Dorset with their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler.[9] Following her grandson's marriage to Luna Lovegood, Porpentina became the great-grandmother of twin boys, Lorcan and Lysander Scamander.[15]

Personality and traitsEdit

Porpentina apparently had a practical, level-headed personality, being described as "grounded."[16] However, she was also described as being "very soulful" and as having "a lot of heart, strengths, and courage."[11] She was naturally ambitious and had a desire to stand up for what was right.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 .@MaddieDUHx 'Tina' is what her friends and family call her. Would YOU want everyone to call you Porpentina?! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  2. Since Rolf Scamander kept Newt's family name, it can be presumed that he is the son of a son of Newt's (if he were the son of a daughter of Newt's, he would bear whichever his father's surname was, and not Scamander, unless he were illegitimate).
  3. (any rlation to Anthony Goldstein) Yes (but distant). posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 ""Dressing the Goldstein sisters: a closer look at 1920s witch fashion"" from Pottermore
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 'Fantastic Beasts' Character Descriptions Revealed
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Everything we've learned about ‘Fantastic Beasts' this week" from Pottermore
  7. Well, I think it's widely known that that characters of (Porpen)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein. posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Katherine Waterston Set to Star Opposite Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'" from Warner Bros.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real-world book)
  10. .@MaddieDUHx Queenie's younger. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  11. 11.0 11.1 Behind-the-scenes video from the official Pottermore account on Twitter
  12. J. K. Rowling revealed in a tweet that Anthony Goldstein was Jewish. Since she has also confirmed that Anthony is distantly related to Porpentina and Queenie, it is possible that the sisters were Jewish as well.
  13. 30 July 2007 Bloomsbury Webchat with J.K. Rowling
  14. The real-world book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them features a biography of Newt Scamander which states he retired in 1979. It also features an introduction by Albus Dumbledore, who, canonically, died in 1997. It can thus be concluded that the information about the Scamanders living in Dorset and owning three Kneazles was current within this timeframe.
  15. J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
  16. "Everything we know about ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’" at Boston.com
  17. "'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Finds Its Female Lead" at The Hollywood Reporter

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