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"So you're the guy with the case full of monsters, huh?"
—Gnarlak, to Newt Scamander[src]

Gnarlak[1][2] was an American goblin gangster.[3] He ran The Blind Pig, a magical speakeasy located at 124 Macdougal Street[4] in New York in the 1920s, which Newt Scamander visited when he was searching for information.[3][5]


During her time as an auror, Porpentina Goldstein used Gnarlak as an informant and was familiar with his establishment, The Blind Pig, and the business which occurred therein.[6]

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Gnarlak inside The Blind Pig in 1926

While looking for Newton Scamander's missing animals, Tina suggested that Gnarlak could be useful in their hunt. Tina, Newt, Jacob Kowalski and Queenie Goldstein met with Gnarlak, whereupon they attempted to bargain for information. Gnarlak indicated that he wasn't interested in gold or trinkets, but when Newt offered an ashwinder egg, his interest was piqued.[6]

However, Gnarlak then spotted Pickett, one of Newt's Bowtruckles, and was greatly interested, as they were reportedly able to pick locks. Newt reluctantly accepted this exchange.[7] However, Gnarlak had already informed MACUSA of Newt's location in an attempt to reap the bounty on his head. MACUSA agents entered the Pig and began arresting everyone in sight.[6]

As he laughed with perceived victory, Jacob punched Gnarlak in the face, noting that he reminded him of Jacob's foreman. As Gnarlak lay unconscious on the floor, Newt retrieved Pickett and apparated away with Jacob, Tina, and Queenie, leaving Gnarlak to face the aurors once regaining conciousness.[6]

Magical abilities and skills

  • Gnarlak carried two wands, although his skill in wand-based magic is not known.[8]
  • Gnarlak was capable of performing wandless magic.[9]

Behind the scenes


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