Last week saw the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off from the popular series of Harry Potter films and itself starting a new series of films in the Harry Potter universe. So due to popular demand we're starting a new topic challenge. From 2016-11-21 00:00 UTC to 2016-12-02 23:00 UTC we're challenging you to all your great questions about the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

Once the challenge is over, we'll tally the results and winners (by question score) here. Also don't forget to suggest and vote for new topics for our next possible challenge.


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The challenge is over and the top-voted question (with a score of 33 and ~7,937 views) was asked by Gray Roberts, which makes him the winner of this challenge:

1. In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, why are portkeys not used for long-distance travel?

The other questions asked, in order of votes are (the numbers are the votes and views):

  1. Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them understandable without watching any other Harry Potter film? (26 / ~8,229)

    Why didn't Harry Potter become an Obscurial? (26 / ~10,204)

  2. Is there any muggle technology that is used in Harry Potter's world? (22 / ~5,251)

  3. What are all the magical creatures/Beasts in Newt Scamander's suitcase? (13 / ~2,836)

  4. Is it possible that Jacob retained his memories? (11 / ~1,331)

  5. What does the first scene in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them mean? (10 / ~2,668)

  6. Why does Graves want him dead? (8 / ~1,134)

    Why does Voldemort use this spell? (8 / ~240)

  7. How does Percy Graves use magic without his wand in Fantastic Beasts? (7 / ~729)

    How did Newt Scamander realize "someone's" real identity? (7 / ~718)

  8. Why was Frank necessary? (6 / ~253)

    Is Percival Graves using the Elder Wand in Fantastic Beasts? (6 / ~754)

  9. What is the magical wasp that Newt notices several times in New York City? (5 / ~130)

    How can a witch/wizard disguise themselves, excluding Polyjuice Potion? (5 / ~164)

    Why didn't more beasts escape when Newt's suitcase was open? (5 / ~117)

  10. Did he allow Newt to catch him? (4 / ~78)

    What happened to Peter Pettigrew? (4 / ~110)

    Why MACUSA and not MCUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America)? (4 / ~233)

  11. What is the logic behind the execution procedure in Fantastic Beasts? (3 / ~539)

    Why was the Obscurus in Newt's case staying in a snowscape? (3 / ~97)

    How did the Swooping Evil Venom infused rain affect the magical community? (3 / ~138)

  12. Are there any more movies announced after Fantastic Beasts? (1 / ~148)

    Why was Harry not able to see Thestrals until Order of the Phoenix? (1 / ~122)

  13. Do wizards regularly wear muggle clothing? (-1 / ~43)

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