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Gellert Grindelwald (c. 1883 – March, 1998) was considered one of the most dangerous Dark Wizards of all time. A student at Durmstrang Institute, Grindelwald was expelled for conducting twisted, dark experiments. He later fostered a friendship with a young Albus Dumbledore, making plans to find the Deathly Hallows and lead a Wizarding revolution to end the International Statute of Secrecy, creating a benevolent global hierarchical order led by wise and powerful witches and wizards that dominated Muggles. Their partnership fell apart after the two were involved in a three-way duel with Aberforth Dumbledore that resulted in the death of Ariana Dumbledore. Grindelwald left Britain and later stole the Elder Wand from Mykew Gregorovitch, proceeding alone with the revolution he and Dumbledore had planned.
Grindelwald was a complex figure, highly idealistic and talented, dedicated to achieve his ends at any cost. A revolutionary operating outside the law, he and his followers committed numerous crimes, including several known murders. With violent acts in both the United States and Europe, he ultimately established a power base in continental Europe at the fortress Nurmengard. In 1945, at the height of his power, Dumbledore confronted and defeated him in a legendary duel. He was subsequently imprisoned in his own fortress for decades, and was slain there by Voldemort in 1998 when he refused to give up information on the location of the Elder Wand.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B physically. At least 9-B with regular spells. At least High 8-C, possibly 8-B with more powerful spells
Name: Gellert Grindelwald, in disguise as Percival Graves
Origin: Harry Potter (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Classification: Dark Wizard, Human, Terrorist
Powers and Abilities: Magic, Telekinesis, Precognition (It was said that Grindelwald could see the future), Teleportation, Death Manipulation via the Killing Curse, Pain Manipulation via the Cruciatus Curse, Mind Control via the Imperius Curse, Potioncraft, Shapeshifting with the Polyjuice Potion, Healing, Forcefield Creation via Shield Charms, Resistance to Mind Reading and Mental Attacks via Occlumency, Lightning Manipulation
Attack Potency: Wall level physically. At least Wall level with regular spells. At least Large Building level (Superior to old Dumbledore), possibly City Block level with more powerful spells (Fought Dumbledore at his prime). Several of his spells can ignore conventional durability
Speed: Athletic Human with Subsonic reactions
Striking Strength: Wall Class
Durability: Wall level (Comparable to Harry Potter) physically. At least Wall level, possibly far higher against magical attacks with protego (Defended against the simultaneously attacks of 10 Aurors)
Stamina: High (Fought against Dumbledore for three long hours)
Standard Equipment: Wand (The Elder Wand)
Range: Several dozen meters. At least citywide with Teleportation
Weaknesses: None notable