|Gellert Grindelwald/Percival Graves|
|Name||Gellert Grindelwald/Percival Graves|
|Franchise||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|
|Vehicles and/or Gadgets||None|
|Occupation|| Auror & Director of Magical Security(as Percival Graves)|
Second most powerful Dark Wizard (as Gellert Grindelwald)
|Residence|| MACUSA (as Graves)|
(Nuremguard as Grindelwald)
Gellert Grindelwald was the second most powerful dark wizard to live (second only to Voldemort) over the course of his lifetime he would be expelled from the wizarding school of Durmstrang, meet and befriend Albus Dumbledore, become master of the elder wand and start a fierce and destructive war across continental Europe, earning his fearsome reputation as a the second most powerful dark wizard of the age. His exploits earned international attention, eventually being driven underground by the excess of public attention and fled to the USA in hiding.
Percival Graves was an Auror, Director of Magical Security and head of MACUSA's Department of Magical Law Enforcement in the 1920s. Before being replaced by Gellert Grindelwald and presumably killed as a result.
Grindelwald in the guise of Graves took in upon himself to locate an Obscurus located in New York, working alongside Credence Barebone to track down the Obscurus.
Newton Scamander met him whilst travelling to New York in 1926. Graves was the right-hand man to Seraphina Picquery and was given the task of investigating and tracking down Newt when creatures escaped his suitcase.
He eventually captured Newt and ordered he be executed, he then proceeded to find the Obscurus which he believed to be Modesty Barebone, Credence's sister but it was soon revealed that Credence was the Obscurus and went on a rampage across the city. Graves tried to reason with Credence but failed at every turn and fought off both Newt and Tina when trying to win the boy over.
MACUSA Aurors and President Seraphina arrived to destroy the Obscurus which Graves took great anger in. Graves then stated that he was not happy with the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, believing that it was made more to protect the No-Majs than the wizards and refused to "bow down any longer". He then proceeded to attack the MACUSA Aurors before being subdued by Newt's SWooping Evil and Tina disarming him
After his defeat, he was then unmasked by Newt, who reveals that Percival Graves is Gellert Grindelwald's alter ego. He is then arrested and taken into custody by MACUSA Aurors and presumably imprisoned as a result of his crimes.
- In the film, Percival Graves was portrayed by Colin Farrell, whilst, his real identity/alter-ego, Gellert Grindelwald was portrayed by Johnny Depp. Archive Audio of Colin's performance was used in the game due to Colin being unavailable at the time during the Year 2 development of the game.
- Although there was a real Graves, he is not seen in the film or game as the events all take place after Gellert Grindelwald had assumed his identity through the use of a magical spell, polyjuice potion, or some other unknown method.