IN FANTASTIC BEASTS 3, DISCOVER THE DETAILED EXPLANATIONS ABOUT BELIEF! SPOILERS!
Fantastic Beasts 3 is now in theaters! Continue reading if you want to learn more about Belief! We learned about Grindelwald’s numerous crimes in the previous Fantastic Beasts movie. This time, the spotlight is on Albus Dumbledore’s secrets, including the fact that he and Grindelwald were once lovers. As a result, they devised a pendant that prevents them from attacking each other, forcing them to resort to nefarious means to eliminate the other.
However, in this story, more than one Dumbledore has a secret that he tries to keep hidden. We learned in the previous movie that Credence was a Dumbledore, and now we learn that he is the illegitimate son of Albus’ brother, Aberforth. Throughout the movie, it is revealed that these two communicated through notes in mirrors. Read on to find out when the movie will be available for streaming.
Aberforth’s desire to make amends with his long-lost son leads to one of the franchise’s most pivotal moments. We explain everything about Belief in Fantastic Beasts 3!
ABERFORTH DUMBLEDORE’S SON IS CREED.
Aberforth would have been around 17 years old when Aurelius/ Croyance was born in 1900 or 1901. Croyance crossed the Atlantic to New York in 1901, after young Leta Lestrange traded her little brother Corvus for him, and he miraculously survived the ship’s sinking.
It is unknown whether Croyance’s mother was on the ship that sank en route to New York. The woman who appears to be Credence’s caregiver is her aunt. It is unknown whether this is true or if she is his mother. Read this for the complete story of Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
Grindelwald had pitted Creed against Albus by telling him that his own family had abandoned him. Except for Credence’s identity, none of this was true. Credence tries but fails to kill Albus in Dumbledore’s Secrets. When the ashes of the phoenix bird fall on Albus, he realizes for certain that Croyance is Aurelius, Aberforth’s long-lost son. He also realizes that the phoenix is staying by his side because he is dying as a result of his Obscurus curse.
When Aurelius realizes he has been duped, he immediately betrays the black magician. He lies to her, telling her that he only found one qilin, and he informs Newt and Aberforth that he wishes to return home via the magic mirror.
IN FANTASTIC BEASTS 3, HOW DOES THE MIRROR WORK?
What isn’t explained is how the mirror works, but it’s presumably magic like the one Sirius Black gave Harry. Aberforth knew how to use this mirror, and even though it worked a little differently, perhaps that’s how he knew what it was and how he could reach Harry. The link between the Hogsmeade mirror and the Grindelwald Fortress mirror is less clear, but it could be due to the connection between Creed and Aberforth rather than the specific connection between the mirrors themselves.