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"Let’s say . . . deeply committed."
—Vinda's devotion to Grindelwald[src]

Vinda[2] Rosier was a French witch who lived during the early 20th century.[3] She was a member of the famous pure-blood Rosier family[4] and a loyal and trusted acolyte of Gellert Grindelwald.[5][6] She was said to be mysterious[5], seemingly being the Dark Wizard's lieutenant.

Biography

Vinda Rosier joined Gellert Grindelwald at some point before 1927, and appeared to be Grindelwald's lieutenant. She eventually located a distraught Queenie Goldstein and brought her to a safehouse being used by Grindelwald's army, where she comforted her and provided her with tea. When Queenie informed her she intended to leave, she confessed she was deeply committed to Grindelwald, their host, and he entered the room and implored Goldstein to join him. Rosier attended the subsequent rally of Grindelwald's at the Lestrange Mausoleum as one of his followers, but she disapparated away with everyone else when Aurors converged on the scene, leaving her fate unknown.

Physical description

Vinda was a strikingly and chillingly beautiful young witch, with green eyes, pale Caucasian skin, with short dark hair and thick, long eyebrows. She also wore purple lipstick and eye shadow. Her dress sense was very elegant and clearly evident of her upper-class heritage, wearing a long dark green dress, underneath a black coat, with black boots and a black hat.

Personality and traits

Rosier: "When we’ve won, they’ll flee cities in the millions. They’ve had their time"
Grindelwald: "We don’t say such things out loud. We want only freedom. Freedom to be ourselves."
Rosier: "To annihilate non-wizards."
— Vinda regarding Non-magic community[src]
Vinda was a mysteriously charming and ultimately malevolent witch, who was an avowed and loyal follower of the Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and supported his vision of magical supremacy over non-magical humans and their world. Vinda was outwardly courteous, sophisticated, and refined, and despite her deeply sinister ideology, could show kindness to those in need when it suited her to do so, as shown when she comforted and invited in a distraught Queenie Goldstein off the raining streets of Paris, for tea in Grindelwald's abode. However, her motivation for doing this, would appear to be unknowingly place Queenie under Grindelwald's presence and influence, in the hope of recruiting new followers to his sinister cause. Indeed, despite her seeming benevolence and good will, Vinda was in reality an immensely evil, remorseless and cunning witch, who desired to see wizards and witches rise up above non-magical peoples and rule them, or alternatively exterminate them. This lack of concern for the non-magical was made evident when she, Carrow, and the other Acolytes murdered the Non-Magique couple who owned the home, where they used as a temporary hideout.

Ultimately, unlike most other followers of Grindelwald, Vinda was loyal to Grindelwald's true vision, but was more extreme, as she incorrectly believed Grindelwald to be a pure-blood supremacist, and proudly stated that she wanted the extermination of all non-magical individuals. Indeed, even Grindelwald was shocked at Vinda's statement, and told her off quickly, mostly because he did not want such extreme beliefs to be openly shown by his followers, but also due to not actually wanting non-magical extermination - only the abolishing of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, open freedom for wizardkind, and the prevention of Muggle hatred and violence, such as that of the future Second World War. Vinda seemingly respected her leader enough to heed his words, and was therefore trusted by Grindelwald to "spread the word" of his cause after the Lestrange Mausoleum rally.

Magical abilities and skills

  • Charms: Vinda appeared to be skilled in charms, and was capable of charming a teapot to pour Queenie Goldstein an excessive amount of tea. 
  • Apparition: Vinda was fully capable of Apparating at will, as she managed to successfully Apparate out of the Lestrange family Mausoleum, in order to spread the word of Grindelwald's cause and beliefs across the Wizarding World

Etymology

  • The name "Vinda" is a word of primarily Germanic/Norse origin that means "to wind; twist; wring."
  • Rosier is, most notable, the name of a fallen angel (a Dominion of the Second Sphere) and patron demon of tainted love and seduction.
    • In the Christian angelic hierarchy, Dominions regulate the duties of lower angels, and make themselves physically known to humans with extreme rarity.
    • Rosier is also a French name that means "rose bush" or "from the rose bush."

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

Gellert Grindelwald's army
Leader Gellert Grindelwald
Grindelwald’s mark
Acolytes Carrow | MacDuff | Nagel | Krafft | Krall (deceased) | Abernathy | Vinda Rosier
Followers Aurelius Dumbledore​​ | Queenie Goldstein | Gunnar Grimmson
Headquarters Unidentified home | Nurmengard