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10 That Prove Fantastic Beasts And Doctor Who Exist In The Same Universe

It's widely known that Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter exist within the same universe; however, there may be another franchise that connects to the prequel series. The Fantastic Beasts franchise shares much of its DNA with the Doctor Who universe, with many spotting similarities between the two franchises.

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These similarities may be more than just mere coincidences, with many aspects of the Fantastic Beasts series that appear to suggest that they may just share the same plane of existence. These elements of the Fantastic Beasts franchise make Newt Scamander stumbling across the TARDIS seem a very real possibility.

10 MACUSA And Torchwood

The 'Magical Congress Of The United States Of America' (otherwise known as 'MACUSA'), uses some neat tricks to hide from the non-magical folk. To access the headquarters, a magical individual must first wave their wands in front of the owl above the entrance, before stepping into the exceedingly fast revolving door to be transported into the headquarter's main hall undetected by No-Maj people.

This bears a striking similarity to the way Torchwood's Three hub operates. Like MACUSA, Torchwood uses similar methods in regards to keeping unwanted visitors out, suggesting a possible influence from the Wizarding community. Torchwood's Cardiff base uses an invisible lift that can only be activated through Jack Harkness's Vortex Manipulator, and a perception filter ensures that those who take the lift remain unnoticed.

9 Psychic Characters

One of Newt's closest allies is Queenie Goldstein. A graduate of the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Queenie possesses a remarkable ability that makes her stand out from her peers. Her psychic powers - referred to in the Wizarding World as 'Legilimency' - allow her to read the minds of other witches and wizards, an ability that she acquired without any training at all.

Doctor Who has itself featured many characters with psychic capabilities. The Doctor themselves have displayed psychic tendencies, most notably to make contact with their previous incarnations such as in 1972's 'The Three Doctors.' In 1975's 'Pyramids Of Mars', the Doctor met a being with similar psychic abilities to Queenie - the ancient God Sutekh, who was also able to read people's minds.

8 Wiping Memories

At the end of the first Fantastic Beasts, the American Wizarding community faces the issue of their magical existence having been exposed to the No-Majs, owing to the destruction caused throughout New York by Credence's Obscurus. To resolve this problem, Newt decides to use the magical properties of the Swooping Evil's venom to wipe the No-Majs' minds.

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Erasing memories is also a common trait in Doctor Who. The Time Lords have demonstrated mind wiping abilities numerous times, most notably when the Doctor was tragically forced to wipe his companion Donna's memory to ensure her continued survival. This could suggest that Time Lord biology contains similar properties to that of the Swooping Evil.

7 Changing Appearances

One of the biggest surprises of the first Fantastic Beasts movie was the reveal concerning Percival Grave's real identity. In the closing moments of the film, Newt casts the spell 'Revelio,' which causes Percival to change his appearance. The spell reveals that 'Percival Graves was in fact Grindelwald, utilizing a disguised strategy that made no sense, with the real Percival's whereabouts currently unknown.

This bears more than a few similarities to the internal logic of Doctor Who, which often sees characters changing their appearance. The most common form is regeneration. In the most recent series of Doctor Who, it was revealed that The Master used this trick to pose as MI6 agent 'O,' who he shrunk using his Tissue Compression Eliminator to assume his identity.

6 Immortal Characters

Having originally appeared in the first Harry Potter movie, Nicolas Flamel features in Fantastic Beasts' second installment. The legendary alchemist managed to achieve immortality through the creation of the Philosopher's Stone. It was through the stone's unique properties that allowed Flamel to successfully escape death, as he used the stone to create the 'Elixir Of Life.'

Immortality is something that has also been achieved by a mixture of characters in Doctor Who, showing it to be an ability that's very much a possibility in both franchises.  Perhaps the most famous example is Captain Jack Harkness, who was granted immortality by Rose Tyler in her 'Bad Wolf' phase. Like Flamel, he is believed to still age, albeit at a slower rate, to the point where eventually he will be merely a head in a jar (otherwise known as the Face of Boe).

5 Professor McGonagall Pre-Birth

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldProfessor McGonagall. McGonagall has two cameos, one in the film's present time of 1927 and the other in a flashback to 1910 as Newt and Leta Lestrange's teacher. This is despite the fact that McGonagall wasn't born until 1935, 25 years after she taught Newt at Hogwarts.

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This can be explained if Fantastic Beasts and Doctor Who co-exist. Through the use of the TARDIS  - which, unlike most Time-Turners are unlimited in how far back they can travel - many characters have appeared years before being born, such as school teachers Ian and Barbara (whose first TARDIS adventure took them to 100,000 BC). A TARDIS trip could be what allowed McGonagall to teach before her birth.

4 Future Projections

In The Crimes Of Grindelwald, one of the most overpowered wizards in the Harry Potter franchise used his skull-hookah to project a vision of the future. Grindelwald foresaw a future where both the No-Maj and wizarding communities were ravaged by World War II and projected various images above the gathered wizard crowd showcasing the terrors that were yet to come.

The Time Lords have shown similar abilities to project future events through the use of the Matrix, referred to as 'the repository of all Time Lord knowledge.' In the fourteen-part story 'The Trial of a Time Lord,' the Doctor uses the Matrix to find evidence from his own future to form his defense, and much like Grindelwald, he can display this future event for others to observe. It could be possible that Grindelwald's skull-hookah contained this same Matrix technology used by the Doctor.

3 Wands And Sonic Screwdrivers

Any magical individual would be nothing without their wands, and the Fantastic Beasts franchise is no exception. Frequently used in the Fantastic Beasts films, wands allow Newt and company to achieve a wide variety of tasks including summoning objects - a spell which would make daily life much easier, providing light in dark areas, and removing enchantments.

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The Sonic Screwdriver's own impressive amount of functions have seen some viewers refer to the Doctor's device as a 'magic wand.' It can unlock practically any door, act as a torch, and explode targets - similar to "Lumos" and "Bombarda," two of the most powerful spells in the Harry Potter world. This could mean the Sonic Screwdriver is imbued with magic like the Wizarding World's wands.

2 Newt's Suitcase And The TARDIS

One of the most iconic aspects of the Fantastic Beasts films is Newt's suitcase, which is far from a standard piece of luggage. This is a suitcase that is bigger on the inside and contains all of the magical creatures that he has collected along the way. It contains several habitats where the creatures can roam freely and even a shed where Newt keeps his books on magizoology.

Newt's suitcase contains the same trans-dimensional properties as the TARDIS. On the surface, it may look like a 1960s police box, but the Doctor's ship is actually smaller on the outside. Inside, the TARDIS contains several rooms, including the main console room, a library, and a swimming pool. It seems possible therefore that Newt's suitcase originated from Gallifrey, just like the TARDIS.

1 Newt And The Doctor Have Met

Perhaps the most substantial evidence to support Fantastic Beasts and Doctor Who existing in the same universe is the fact that the Doctor and Newt have actually met, over the phone. In a special minisode aired as a part of the BBC's annual Children In Need telethon, British TV presenters Mel and Sue patch Newt through to the Time Lord's twelfth incarnation, who's currently alone in the TARDIS.

Newt is searching for an especially 'fantastic' beast, the Children In Need mascot Pudsey Bear, but unfortunately it turns out the Doctor is unable to help as he has no idea of Pudsey's whereabouts. Newt and the Doctor's conversation may be brief, but their interaction proves their ability to cross paths, meaning that a full-length crossover could be feasible.

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