At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
Vinda Rosier was a French witch who lived during the early 20th century. She was a member of the famous pure-blood Rosier family and a loyal and trusted acolyte of Gellert Grindelwald. She was said to be mysterious, seemingly being the Dark Wizard's lieutenant.
Vinda Rosier joined Gellert Grindelwald at some point before 1927, and appeared to be Grindelwald's lieutenant. When Vinda and acolytes killed the owners of house, making it their hiding place, she spoke to Grindelwald about the world in which they would be able to kill every single non-magic person, but he told her that they would not kill every single one (that the beast of burden will always be necessary). In the French Ministry of Magic she enabled Abernathy, under disguise of an elderly lady, to safely left ministry with stolen Lestrange family box. Vinda located a distraught Queenie Goldstein and brought her to a house being used by Grindelwald and his acolytes, where she comforted her and provided her with tea. When Queenie informed her she intended to leave, she confessed she was deeply committed to Grindelwald, their host, and he entered the room and implored Goldstein to join him.
Rosier attended the subsequent rally of Grindelwald's at the Lestrange Mausoleum as one of his acolytes. She went onstage to give Grindelwald a skull hookah to show everyone the violence of the non-magic. When Grindelwald conjured a circle of protective fire around himself to test the loyalty of his followers, she stepped into the flames. While holding skull hookah, she was stunned by Leta Lestrange, causing skull blasted into pieces. After that she disapparated away.
Vinda was a strikingly and chillingly beautiful young witch, with green eyes, pale Caucasian skin, with short dark hair and thick, long eyebrows. She also wore purple lipstick and eye shadow. Her dress sense was very elegant and clearly evident of her upper-class heritage, wearing a long dark green dress, underneath a black coat, with black boots and a black hat.
Personality and traits
Magical abilities and skills
- Charms: Vinda appeared to be skilled in charms, and was capable of charming a teapot to pour Queenie Goldstein an excessive amount of tea.
- Apparition: Vinda was fully capable of Apparating at will, as she managed to successfully Apparate out of the Lestrange family Mausoleum, in order to spread the word of Grindelwald's cause and beliefs across the Wizarding World.
- The name "Vinda" is a word of primarily Germanic/Norse origin that means "to wind; twist; wring."
- Rosier is, most notable, the name of a fallen angel (a Dominion of the Second Sphere) and patron demon of tainted love and seduction.
- In the Christian angelic hierarchy, Dominions regulate the duties of lower angels, and make themselves physically known to humans with extreme rarity.
- Rosier is also a French name that means "rose bush" or "from the rose bush."
Behind the scenes
- Vinda Rosier is portrayed by Poppy Corby-Tuech in the second instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film series.
- Her name is given only as "Rosier (female)" in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay, but her first name was revealed on Pottermore.
- Vinda is similar to Bellatrix Lestrange because they both served as deputy to dark wizards (Vinda to Grindelwald and Bellatrix to Voldemort). It is also possible that the both are related because the family name of Bellatrix's mother - Druella before the marriage was Rosier like the family name of Vinda, and therefore Vinda can be a maternal relative of Bellatrix
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (First appearance)
Notes and references
- ↑ She was a member of the Sacred Twenty-Eight Rosier family, indicating she had wizarding heritage.
- ↑ Features: "A guide to the new characters from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" at Pottermore
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Next Fantastic Beasts film reveals new characters – including Nicolas Flamel" on Pottermore
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Pure-Blood" at Pottermore
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The 10 most must-see films of 2018, from the new 'Fantastic Beasts' to 'Mary Poppins'
- ↑ http://ew.com/movies/2017/12/29/fantastic-beasts-johnny-depp-as-grindelwald/
|Gellert Grindelwald's army|
|Acolytes||Carrow | MacDuff | Nagel | Krafft | Krall (deceased) | Abernathy | Vinda Rosier|
|Followers||Aurelius Dumbledore | Queenie Goldstein | Gunnar Grimmson|
|Headquarters||Unidentified home | Nurmengard|