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Bunty Broadacre was a witch who lived during the early 20th century.[4] She attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and after she left school, she eventually became an assistant to Magizoologist Newt Scamander.[3]

Biography

Early life

Born somewhere in the Great Britain no later than 1907 to a family of unknown wizarding descent, in her youth, Bunty displayed signs of magical ability and was accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she later received her magical education.[3]

Career

1927

Bunty with Newt, Theseus, and Leta during his launch party

Bunty attended the book signing of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in early 1927, having been obsessed with author Newt Scamander.[5] The two of them developed a friendship, and by September of that year Bunty had gotten a job as assistant of Newt.[6]

Newt and Bunty in his house's basement

In June 1927, Bunty was fully established as Newt's assistant, and helped him find some baby Nifflers who had escaped in his house. Upon Newt's decision to travel to Paris in search of Credence Barebone, he left Bunty a note informing her of his travels, and asking her to look after his creatures in his absence.[6]

1932

Bunty aided Newt, Dumbledore and his friends in their plans to stop Gellert Grindelwald from becoming the Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards, preparing several identical cases to Newt's suitcase. Bunty took one of the suitcases herself and joined them.

During the ceremony, a disguised Bunty approached Newt carrying the real suitcase, allowing him to release the Qilin and expose Grindelwald's lies. She subsequently joined all of the gathered witches and wizards in attacking Grindelwald, forcing him to retreat.[7]

Personality and traits

Bunty loving her job as Newt's assistant

Bunty was clearly a compassionate young witch with a keen interest and passion in caring for magical creatures as Newt Scamander's assistant. Newt Scamander regarded her to be a trustworthy and reliable individual, so much so he granted her permission to access his home to care for his many creatures whilst on his travels. Due to her enthusiasm and effort as Newt's assistant along with her passionate caring for his various beasts, it can be presumed she also held his passion and interest in Magizoology very highly.[6]

Magical abilities and skills

  • Care of Magical Creatures: Bunty was shown to be skilled in the caring and handling of various magical creatures, being very able to care for Newt's creatures as his assistant. In particular, she was shown handling and caring for several baby Nifflers very competently and carefully and was trusted by Newt to care for his larger and more dangerous beasts.[6]
  • Nonverbal magic: Bunty was capable of casting nonverbal spells with ease, as she was able to fire offensive spells at Gellert Grindelwald in Bhutan with other wizards.[7]

Personal possessions

Bunty's wand

Etymology

  • The name "Bunty" has multiple origins and uses, mostly animal-related, including:
  • As a term of endearment that stems from a dialect name for lamb that means "to butt".
    • Bunting is a form of animal behaviour, often found in cats, in which the animal butts or rubs their head against other things, including people. It is generally considered to be a form of territorial scent-marking behaviour, where the cat rubs the scent glands on their cheeks and forehead on the object being marked.
  • Stemming from the English and Scottish word buntin, meaning "plump".
  • The name Bunting is given to a group of Eurasian and African passerine birds of the family Emberizidae.

Behind the scenes

Appearances

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Bunty's poster

Notes and references

  1. Bunty mentioned that she had, as of 1932, been Newt 's assistant for eight years, meaning that she had at least be 17 when she began working for him in 1924.
  2. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 From babies to beasts: Call The Midwife actress Victoria Yeates on her magical new role - The Daily Mail, 09 May 2018
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Next Fantastic Beasts film reveals new characters – including Nicolas Flamel" on Pottermore
  5. 5.0 5.1 10 things we learned from The Crimes of Grindelwald cast and producer David Heyman on Pottermore, 3rd of December 2018. Quote Eddie Redmayne: "So, Victoria and I asked Jo what their history was. The next day, three pages of original J.K. Rowling text, now kept in my safe, was written about the depths of their friendship and where it had come from and how Bunty had come to the book signing and had been obsessed with Newt."
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  8. Victoria Yeates IMDb
Dumbledore's first army
The Secrets of Dumbledore - Heroes.jpeg
Leaders:
Newton Scamander (founder) | Albus Dumbledore (co-leader)
Members:
Bunty Broadacre | Eulalie Hicks | Jacob Kowalski | Pickett | Teddy | Theseus Scamander | Yusuf Kama
Allies:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Minerva McGonagall | Nicolas Flamel | Porpentina Goldstein
Headquarters:
Hog's Head Inn | Hogwarts Castle (briefly)
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