The Magizoologist Newt Scamander quickly won the Harry Potter fans after the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Wizard is a Hufflepuff from head to toe: loyal to his friends, able to put himself in someone’s else –and creatures’ – position, knows how to forgive and, above all, loves to help others.
Respect and empathy
Newt Scamander has the natural aptitude for the care of magical creatures. He emotionally understands them and wishes to show the world the need to protecting them from maltreatment and endangerment. For instance, he safely kept the last breeding pair of Graphorn and rescued a smuggled Thunderbird to return it to the Arizona deserts.
For being discreet and introvert, Newt feels more comfortable inside his own case than around human beings. However, when interacting with other people, he sees people kindness that goes beyond what the eyes can see. He forgives Tina Goldstein, for example, when she reports him to MACUSA, understanding her reasons instead of judging her by betrayal. It is also because of him that the Witch gets her job as an Auror at the end of Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. It also happens with his friend Leta Lestrange.
“Newt, you never met a monster you couldn’t love”
– Leta Lestrange
Besides abominating any kind of prejudicing and segregationist thought, either targeted to creatures, No-Majs, or Half-Blood Wizards, Newt risks his own life to help them. Throughout his research, for example, he found out an Obscurus in Sudan and did everything he could to save her. Despite not being successful, he caught the Obscurus and kept studying such dark power. Years later, he used it to help the young Credence.
It was Newt’s loyalty to his own kindness that took him to Paris to find Credence. The Wizard believed in Credence’s innocence and, not only tried to save him from an alleged sentence but also tried to take him away Grindelwald’s persuasion.
“Do you know why I admire you, Newt? You simply ask, is the thing right in itself?
– Albus Dumbledore
Translated into English by Caroline Dorigon
Edited by Aline Michel