Krall: "You really think that he can kill the great — can kill Albus Dumbledore?"
Grindelwald: "I know he can. But will you be with us when that happens, Krall? Will you?"
Gellert Grindelwald detects Krall's loyalty falter[src]

Krall was an acolyte of Gellert Grindelwald in the 1920s. He was described as "sulky" and "ambitious."[1]


Krall's death

Krall dies in the flames

He joined Gellert Grindelwald at some point prior to 1927 and became one of his acolytes. He travelled to Paris to help further Grindelwald's plans and attended his rally at the Lestrange family Mausoleum in the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise. He was indirectly killed by his own master in 1927 when he failed to cross enchanted fire that tested one's loyalty.[2]


  • In a few Slavic languages, kral means "king", derived from the given name "Karl" (itself derived from Old Norse karl, "free man"), i. e. Charlemagne.
    • In Westrobothnian, it means "insects" or "that which crawls"
  • Kraal is an Afrikaans and Dutch word for an enclosure for cattle or other livestock surrounded by a fence of thorn-bush branches, a palisade, mud wall, or other fencing, roughly circular in form. It stems from the Portuguese curral, found in English as corral
  • "Kralle" is German and means "claw" or "talon", possibly alluding to Krall's role as a henchman. 

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

Gellert Grindelwald's army
Leader Gellert Grindelwald
Grindelwald’s mark
Acolytes Carrow | MacDuff | Nagel | Krafft | Krall (deceased) | Abernathy | Vinda Rosier
Followers Aurelius Dumbledore​​ | Queenie Goldstein | Gunnar Grimmson
Headquarters Unidentified home | Nurmengard