The path to the ICW passes through the German Ministry of Magic, and so Germany becomes one of the key places the film is based in. It is also ostensibly set in a time period between our two World Wars; so Germany doesn’t seems like an accidental choice of where the problems began. Then again, this is a Fantastic Beasts film. The main magical being of this piece is the Qilin (pronounced ‘chillin’). I thought unicorns were the purest magical non-humans in the wizarding world, but it turns out these Qilin are equally pure, if not more. The Qilin happens to be of geo-magical importance as well, so obtaining it is one of Grindelwald’s side-missions, assigned to the mysterious, troubled Credence (Ezra Miller). The truth behind Credence’s origins have been teased in the first two films, so that track finally gets closure this time round.
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