Although in this first film of the new saga of J.K Rowling, it is not spoken of Voldemort, who was born in 1926, there are some signals of the power that will lead us to the enemy of Harry Potter in the magical world.
But what does Queenie have in common with the darkest wizard of all time?
In the Harry Potter books, Snape explains to the young wizard that the mind is vulnerable to any wizard endowed with Legilimency, which is the ability of magicians to read the thoughts of anyone around them.
“The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined in leisure. The thoughts are not engraved inside the skulls, to be read by any invader. The mind is a complex thing with many layers, Potter. Or at least most minds are … it is true, however, that those who have mastered Legilimency are able, under certain conditions, to delve into the minds of their victims and interpret their findings correctly. “
It was believed that Legilimency was a form of magic that could be learned by any wizard or witch, but Fantastic Beasts introduces Queenie, a witch who possesses this gift innately.
In one of the scenes of the film directed by David Yates, the sister of Porpentina, explains to Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) that she almost cannot stop to hear some thoughts, especially the painful ones, since they are like desperate shouts for the attention.
Snape, who was very skilled at Oclumancy, the art of defending thoughts against Legilimens, considered the Dark Lord Voldemort to be one of the most powerful Legilimens in history.
Is it possible that Voldemort also had that gift innately? In the Harry Potter books, it is never suggested that Voldemort was a natural Legilimens. There are signs in Tom Riddle’s history that he did not have legilimency power all through his life. A memory confirming his power was learned later is when he tries to learn about Horcruxes from Professor Slughorn. Can Voldemort’s Legilimency power match that of Queenie’s innate powers? Or does Queenie have a connection with Tom Riddle’s learning legilimency. It seems we will not find out more about these questions before we see the whole 5 parts of Fantastic Beasts.