So yeah, Dumbledore apparently has a brother, and that brother is Credence. (Grindelwald's claim appears to be backed up by the phoenix that proves Credence's true lineage. But there’s a third possibility that’s very interesting: Credence himself isn’t Albus’ brother, but the Obscurus within him is actually Ariana’s Obscurus. When Ariana was 14, one of her magical outbursts killed her mother Kendra, and Albus—who had just graduated from Hogwarts—was forced to move home to care for Ariana. Remember three young muggles did horrible things to Ariana (for which later Percival, Albus’ father, took revenge). So what we learn in Fantastic Beasts 2 about Aurelius is literally all we know. Credence Barebone was born around 1901, allegedly to the Dumbledore family, as Aurelius Dumbledore, according to Gellert Grindelwald.In 1901, Credence was taken by his aunt on a ship heading to America. He's been working for Collider for over a decade, and in addition to managing content also runs point on crafts interviews, awards coverage, and co-hosts The Collider Podcast with Matt Goldberg (which has been running since 2012). . Why is he changing its name and referring to it with another name instead of Ariana? Much more likely!” suggests commentator Carmen. (There could even be a Time-Turner involved… We’ve never before heard any mention of Dumbledore having a second brother, let alone a sibling named Aurelius. Now, I think Grindelwald isn’t lying to Credence about him being a Dumbledore, but I think Grindelwald is lying about Credence being Dumbledore’s brother when in reality he’s his nephew. Ariana tried to intervene but was hit with a curse and killed. We know from Fantastic Beasts 1 that when the host Obscurial dies, the Obscurus typically vanishes with them, but Newt was able to keep one Obscurus alive when the host child died. | Time ... His brother… After Ariana’s death, her Obscurus went to live in Credence’s body. I … Their father, Percival Dumbledore, gets locked away in Azkaban when the children are very young. If Credence is Dumbledore’s full blood brother, then the very youngest he could be, according to he established canonical timeline of the Harry Potter universe, is 36 years old. I'm struggling to … This could be a lie told by Grindelwald to convince Credence to go after Albus Dumbledore – after all, we know Gellert Grindelwald is seductive and manipulative. We don’t know. At best, he feels some degree of guilt for her death. One possibility is that either Kendra and/or Percival had another child in secret, though this is complicated by the fact that Percival spent most of Albus’ life in prison and Kendra died while Albus was at school. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. Unlike Albus, Aberforth preferred to solve his differences by duelling, rather than dialogue. Why? “It’s revealed in Fantastic Beasts 2 that Baby Credence/Aurelius was on the same ship as Leta Lestrange (Zoe Kravitz) and her half-brother, Corvus Lestrange Jr. Grindelwald’s interest in Credence suggests that Ariana’s death stuck with him just as much as it stuck with Dumbledore. Dumbledore’s Parents. When the ship was sinking (side note: Was this the Titanic? This had a traumatizing effect on the child that left her forever changed, unable to control her magic. Brother? Percival Dumbledore was convicted to Azkaban (and died in there, as we know in Deathly Hallows), a year before Dumbledore’s first year at Hogwarts. Therefore, Grindelwald needs someone else powerful enough to defeat Dumbledore. He was switched in the crib by a young Leta Lestrange for her half-brother Corvus because he was crying. We don’t know if they modified them – they could have hidden something important about Credence identity. We know Grindelwald can be persuasive, and the entire reason he needs Credence is because he believes Credence is the only one who can defeat Albus Dumbledore. But I think Queenie maybe related to snape… Might be his grandmother. The ship later sank during a storm and Credence was taken by Leta and Irma Dugard to a lifeboat. Dumbledores full name is Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore ; Credence Being Albus Dumbledore's Brother Doesn't Make Sense. Remember we still have three movies ahead. Percival Dumbledore faked his death and escaped Azkaban. 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