J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website has been a fantastic place for fans of the Wizarding World to delve deeper into the lore and make themselves a part of it. The newest feature is the ability to discover your own Patronus. Now the newest member of the world of Harry Potter has taken the test to discover what form his Patronus would take. Watch Eddie Redmayne find the answer for himself, it's hilarious and brilliant.
At its most basic the Patronus quiz found on the Pottermore website isn't that different from most of those online tests you've taken before. The one major change is that it doesn't really give you questions, just the answers. The choice between sweet and salty doesn't have any context, it's simply a question of which of the word choices you gravitate toward first. The test invites you to go with your intuition and let it guide you through the options.
I've got to say, if I ever had a chance to meet Eddie Redmayne, it would appear that we'd get along famously. As a fan of sun and sweet as well we have some things in common. Also, I have to agree that the answer is "always popcorn." It is the greatest snack food ever invented.
The sheer number of available Patronuses (Patroni?) appears to be massive. I didn't even know that basset hounds were an option. I don't think I've even met two people who have the same one. Eddie Redmayne appears to be very happy with his Patronus as he loves the little dogs. Maybe he and I don't have quite everything in common.
Whether or not the Patronus spell will be needed at any point in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find _Them_ is something we don't know yet. Eddie Redmayne will play the lead role of Newt Scamander in the film. The plot will revolve around Scamander losing track of numerous magical creatures in early 20th century America. While a Patronus doesn't seem like something that would be particularly useful, the most recent trailers certainly show that the film has some very dark aspects to it and the darker the world the more the Patronus charm might be needed.
In addition to the Patronus video, Pottermore also released the opening title theme from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. While it opens with a familiar series of notes you'll recognize if you've ever seen a Harry Potter movie. From there, it becomes something totally different. Give it a listen.
Have you found your own Patronus on the Pottermore website? Let us know what it is in the comments below. You'll be able to see what other spells Newt Scamander can cast when Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them hits theaters on November 18.