What Fantastic Beast Is In Newt Scamander's Case?

Hey, fellow Potterheads, if you're anxious about returning to the wizarding world (back to spells and enchantments, potions and friends), let me set your mind at ease. The teaser for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has hit the Internet and it looks, in a word, magical. As it would turn out, all the fantastic beasts can be found in Newt Scamander's briefcase... or at least they could be found in Newt Scamander's briefcase before escaping due to some shoddy locks. With that said, you have to wonder, what is the remaining beast growling in Newt Scamander's case?

Now, without reading his book (which clearly is based on this whole ordeal) all of us have been introduced to plenty fantastic beasts in the Harry Potter universe. It could be any creature we've encountered in the Forbidden Forest or read about in a howling book. The mind boggles. But I hit up the library Hermione style and tried to narrow down what could possibly be hiding in that notorious case.

Granted, it'll be about a year before we get to find out. 'Till then, check out the Fantastic Beasts trailer below, and guess with me what that monster could possibly be.

1. Acromantula

These are basically those super fun giant tarantulas that Ron is so fond of. Though fearsome, I'm not entirely convinced that that's what in the case... Aragog just seemed really eloquent, you know?

2. Grindylow

These are basically light green water demons. Sounds super fun, right? I don't know if we've ever heard a Grindylow cry over the course of the franchise so I can't rule it out completely, I'm just thinking that water-based demon would not want to chill in a box. Although I think the implication is that the box has a Pokeball effect.

3. Manticore

Its skin repels all charms! How is that even possible?

4. Chimaera

Waaaaay high on magical creatures that you don't want to f*ck with: this dude has the head of lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon. Classified as very dangerous, so I think it would make for a good guess. The only thing that makes me take pause is that, well, wouldn't the Chimaera have more of a roar?

5. Nogtail

Nogtails are basically really evil piggies. This is a hard maybe, because, well, that would be a very strange oink.

6. Mackled Malaclaw

Think lobsters that are royally unfit for eating. Do lobsters make sounds? I don't even know.

7. Basilisk

Girl, you know what the uber-python basilisk is, and it would make for a good contender here. I'm just concerned, because, if you're not the darkest of dark wizards (like, a real black metal wizard, TBH), then why the hell are you carrying a basilisk in your purse?

8. Hippocampus

These are a whoooole logistical mess. They have "the head and forequarters of a horse, and the tail and hindquarters of a giant fish.” What? Allegedly we're going to see this in the movie, but I'm not 300 percent sure it would growl like that.

9. Fire Crabs

This one's pretty self-explanatory, right? I doubt they're really that intimidating, though, despite the whole "fire" aspect.

10. Any Sort Of Dragon

That looks like it could fit a Hungarian Horntail, right?

11. Nargles

Yes. No need to look further, guys, this is obviously it.

Solved it.

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