J.K. Rowling has revealed the name for Gellert Grindelwald’s spell that cast the blue fire in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.’
Grindelwald casts this spell during the rally to his followers in a hidden arena under the Père Lachaise Cemetery. However, as he is an advanced wizard who can cast spells without saying anything, the name of the spell is never uttered. But, the spell appears in the script, and the name has been revealed as Protego Diabolica.
The spell is described as an “incantation to a protective spell, a modified version of the Shield Charm. Protego Diabolica conjures a protective ring of fire around the caster.”
If I were to explain exactly how Grindelwald uses the fire in the film, it would be very spoilery! But just be warned that he uses the fire for a little more than protection, if you know what I mean!
“When Johnny conducts a barrage of spells he’s like a conductor guiding an orchestra — except instead of creating music he’s effectively creating fiery mayhem and death.”
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ is playing in theaters now!
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all
non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who
agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty
are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding