After seeing some fantastic animals: The crimes of Grindelwald, one of the biggest questions on the lips of the fans was: How’s Credence Burbone, Aurelius Dumbledore? But how?
The timeline didn’t make sense. I mean, Dumbledore’s mother Kendra died in 1899, long before Creditz was even born. Isn’t that right?
Until now most people believed that Albus Dumbledore was born in 1881. So his mother Kendra and sister Ariana died in 1899. Of course, this would have meant that the chronology of the Fantastic Beasts would not have made sense, since Cretan/Aurelian was not born before 1900 (we don’t have an exact date or year, but I’ll come back to that later).
And now the disclaimer. The friendliest way seems to know that J.K. Rowling is not the best type of competition. So even though I know that 1881 is really the year in which Dumbledore was born, we put it aside on their website, because everyone makes mistakes. In fact, she tweeted something like that last week:
What I am trying to explain today is why I think Kendra and Ariana died in 1900 and not in 1899, shortly after the birth of Aurelius, and how the time scale corresponds to the Dumbledore family.
To show you how I came to this conclusion, we will start with the age of Albus Dumbledore and work from there.
In the Grindelwald crime scenario we were told that Dumbledore was 45 years old at the time of the events in late August/early September. We also know from the Harry Potter books that his birthday falls at the end of July or beginning of August, which means that Dumbledore was literally 45 years old at the time of the Grindelwald crimes in 1927.
In the opposite direction, Albus’ year of birth is situated in 1882, and since his birthday is before his first birthday, it is not possible to determine the year of birth. September is his first year at Hogwarts, at the age of 11 in 1893. He will be fired after his 7 summer exams in the summer of 1900.
This means that Kendra and Ariana both died in the year and summer of 1900. Not in 1899.
Now that this is clear, I can explain how his death in 1900 instead of 1899 really affects the time scale of fantasy animals.
We reject the responsibility that the next part is absolutely based on the theory and not on the canon, because we don’t really know when Credence/Aurelius was born.
As we know from the criminal record of Grindelwald, in 1901 a ship sailed with Leita, Corvus and Credens. This means that the boys must have been born in 1900 or 1901.
Before I start (because I know I will be asked), I know that both of them appeared in the film when I was little, but A) it was a six-year-old memory. Of course she couldn’t tell them apart, and B) we already know that the precision of the screen, when it comes to age, doesn’t matter in movies; Letha didn’t see six in this scene, and Jacob – the twenty-sixth gun in the first film. So, yeah, we don’t know how old they are or what they look like in terms of memory:
Let’s move on to the theory:
I think the shipwreck of 1901 was the real life of the city of Rio de Janeiro SS, which sank off the American coast in February 1901. He drowned off the coast on the wrong side of America? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. But, an artistic license. The name of the ship was Rio de Janeiro, that’s where we’re going in Fantastic Monsters 3, which I think we can’t ignore, for something so stupid that the ship is never wasted in New York. Or Rio, for that matter.
Magic, people. Magical and artistic freedom in the magical world of witches and wizards, so let’s not ignore them yet.
The assumption that the ships Letha, Corvus and Credens were on board in February 1901 means that their year of birth is probably 1900.
It’s all connected now. If Queens/Aurelius was born in 1900 and Kendra only died in 1900, then the whole time scale fits.
Corvus could be dead by November 9th, as indicated on the adoption certificate (Minalimski unfortunately confused with a bad year), while Credit/Aurelian (according to this theory) would have been born five months earlier, in June.
Are you ready for some of my personal theory on fantasy animals? I think that’s what happened:
Kendra Dumbledore is the biological mother of Aurelia. She was pregnant the whole school year, while Albus and Aberforth were at Hogwarts and she was home alone with Ariana. I think Kendra waited until Aurelius was born in June, just before Albus and Aberforth came home to tell Ariana about him (for obvious reasons), but Ariana couldn’t control her emotions and her Mracobes exploded and killed Kendra.
Where was Aurelius during this ascent, you wonder? With Kendra’s sister Honoria, the aunt who accompanied her on a boat to America.
I have something different about that theory, but that’s for another time. Currently TLDR; this is what Kendra and Ariana died in 1900 shortly after the birth of Aurelius and the time he was supposed to be Kendra’s son and Albus’ biological brother.
What do you think? Do you have any questions? Come with me on Twitter, I want to hear your thoughts!
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