The Wizard's Challenge on the Scholastic Site calls a character "Porpentina Filibuster". As the site is canon, should Filibuster be moved to "Porpentina Filibuster" or is "Filibuster" Porpentina Scamander's maiden name? --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 17:56, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
- I'd err on the side of caution and answer no. It might be just a wizarding name and a surname they decided to jumble up together to produce a possible misleading answer that had a ring to it. There's also a question that features the wrong answers "Hedda the One-eyed Crone", "Boric the Beheaded", "Cletus the Overly Clever", characters that feature nowhere in canon -- "Porpentina Filibuster" might be another such case. -- 19:17, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
In Fantastic Beasts film
J. K. Rowling's recent tweets appear to be confirming the rumours that Porpentina will be appearing in the Fantastic Beasts film, though she admittedly never directly says this. Should we assume this as confirmation, or err on the side of caution and wait for a direct statement? -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 21:20, June 4, 2015 (UTC)
- I see no harm in including the possibility in a BTS note, as long as it's properly referenced. -- 22:39, June 4, 2015 (UTC)
Just wondering, is there any evidence that Porpentina and her sister Queenie are witches? They could have been muggles or squibs. Muggle spouses and parents are allowed to know about the wizarding world.--Rodolphus (talk) 10:46, June 5, 2015 (UTC)
- Though this information was not available when you asked this, I'm just noting for the record that an official press release calls Tina a witch. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 19:50, June 16, 2015 (UTC)
Just wondering, does canon ever refer to her specificaally as "Porpentima Scamander"? I thonk FB called her "Newt's wife Porpentina, " with no mention of her surname.
As it is policy to use the name that is most commonly used, I suggest to move this article to "Porpentina Golstein", Perhaps they will marry in the second or third film, then we could move it back.--Rodolphus (talk) 17:49, January 13, 2016 (UTC)
- Agreed. -- Saxon 21:37, January 13, 2016 (UTC)
Hey people! I'm a bit new at wikia and my english is surely not that good to write articles, but i asking myself if i maybe got an revolutionary thought i was thinking of... On the pottermore article about the behind the scenes of FBaWtFT, the following quote is made: " Alison Sudol sometimes forgets she’s a ‘No-Maj’ " Since Alison Sudol played Queenie, the sister of Porpetina, shouldn't it be a hint of Rowling to let us known that Porpentina is, acutally a Muggleborn? Or maybe is Queenie a Squib? All these things made my mind goes crazy, so i hope sombody can awnser this c: Daimon Hayyd (talk) 17:24, February 5, 2016 (UTC)
- "Alison Sudol forgets she's a No-Maj." Alison Sudol, as in the actress, not Queenie the character. We know Queenie is a Legilimens, and have seen her bearing a wand in the few Behind the scenes images we have access to (and using said wand; though the special effects haven't been added yet). So, we definitely know she's not a Squib, and I can't see the argument to say she's a Muggleborn. -- 17:00, February 5, 2016 (UTC)
Hey, there is no such thing as dumb thoughts. We may not always be right about our speculations but we learn from each other either way - speculations have to stay to the talk pages. Both Queenie and Tina are definitely witches - both have wands - Queenie a "bombshell" wand. Technically, muggle-born cannot be ruled out - or in. Is there anything that says that they are pure-blood or half blood? Their mother Ms Goldstein - I presumed that she would also be a witch, but we were never told one way or the other, as far as I know. That said, I probably missed a few things - hard to have read all the FB news - or find it all. What I know for sure is that she is the mother of two witches.
The argument is that we know Tina is a witch - an Auror (which is a wizarding occupation) - but not her blood status nor the importance of blood statuses in the USA - which pretends to be a classless society - or used to pretend to be. (Vaudree (talk) 07:03, February 6, 2016 (UTC))
- I didn't say Porpentina and Queenie couldn't be Muggle-born; I said we literally nothing to support that they are. And, by the way, Porpentina wasn't an Auror (at least, not that we know of) -- we just know that she worked at MACUSA. -- 18:23, February 6, 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, my error about the auror part - was just trying to say that no one should feel dumb. Everyone starts somewhere, eh, and if one is afraid of feeling dumb, one never learns more. Was probably conflating her wanting to do good with wanting to be an auror. And being demoted - though not sure from what. There was a lower ranking in the UK that wasn't an auror but did some auror-like work - can't remember what they were called. Not sure it applies in this case, but wished I could remember. (Vaudree (talk) 21:56, February 6, 2016 (UTC))