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Newt Scamander Was Actually In One Of The 'Harry Potter' Movies

But you probably missed him.
PHOTO: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them/Warner Bros.

It's been five years since the last Harry Potter movie was released, but fans are still picking up on clever details that were weaved throughout the series. In a new revelation, it seems that Newt Scamanderthe lead character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themalso appeared in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Sort of.

If you're a Harry Potter fan, you'll already know that the character of Newt has been around since 2001 when the Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, was released. The book is meant to be authored by the fictional Magizoologist, but he had another small presence in the third movie. Just take a look at this:

In the scene where Fred and George teach Harry how to use the Marauder's Map, it shows that Newt Scamander was walking around the castle at that time. Some theorize that news of Buckbeak's execution may have reached him, and he went to Hogwarts in an attempt to save the hippogriff.

Others wonder if Newt were visiting Dumbledore, as the headmaster is fond of him and his work, and tried to prevent his expulsion. Whatever the case, we're hoping this link is explored in the Fantastic Beasts series.

Nowbe honestdid you ever notice Newt's presence in Prisoner of Azkaban?

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.