Fantastic Beasts Inconsistency Creates a Gaping Plot Hole in Harry Potter

Fantastic Beasts Inconsistency Creates a Gaping Plot Hole in Harry Potter
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The danger of making sequels and prequels is that the writers have to remember everything the characters know and don't know in the original movies. Sometimes some details are left out, creating plot holes.

Fans have noticed an inconsistency in the actions of the younger Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Dumbledore in Harry Potter. The bone of contention became the Room of Requirement.

One Reddit user noted that in Fantastic Beasts, Dumbledore, Newt and others use the Room to work out a plan to destroy Grindelwald in a quiet and secret environment.

Based on this, it can be argued that Dumbledore not only knows about the room, but also understands how it works. However, this is in complete contrast to what has been seen in the Harry Potter books and movies.

In the books, Hermione was sure that they should not look for Horcruxes at Hogwarts, because if one was in the school, Dumbledore would have already found it.

However, Harry learned from Voldemort's mind that the Horcrux was in fact at Hogwarts.

Further evidence that Dumbledore didn't know about the Room of Requirement, or had any idea of how it worked, is that in the Goblet of Fire he told Harry that he once found a bathroom just when he needed it most, but never saw it again.

It wasn't until later that Harry realized that Albus had been talking about the Room of Requirement.

Some fans believe that the Room was only added for fan service, and the lack of attention to detail created a plot hole.

"I'd be a bit more forgiving of the Room of Requirement's presence in the film if it actually served the plot, but as far as I can tell, it just provides a Portkey which the characters could've just made themselves," Reddit user DoctorWho_DMC commented.

This is not the only plot hole, and not even the most obvious one, that viewers have noticed. It seems that the new films have everything we fell in love with Harry Potter for: a magical world, bright characters with difficult personal stories, serious moral questions and dilemmas.

Why doesn't it all work? Fans say there are too many heroes to reveal.

At the same time, new characters appear in each film, and the old ones we have grown accustomed to and invested in disappear.

As a result, many agree that the best way to immerse yourself into the magic world is to rewatch Harry Potter.