Hogwarts Legacy: Clues to Antagonist Viktor Rookwood

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The Harry Potter universe created by JK Rowling in the years 1990 has met with colossal success for more than 20 years. With more than 445 million books sold and the success of the films, fans of the wizard glasses are not lacking and some know Harry Potter Lore at your fingertips. While Hogwarts Legacy made a big splash showcasing its gameplay last week, some fans picked up some interesting clues about the geneology of the game’s central antagonist. Hogwarts Legacy: everything we know about it (scenario, gameplay, features…)

Black magic? The Rookwoods are in the blood

It is thanks to some information revealed By the Hogwarts Legacy gameplay demo that fans of the saga have found a small clue about the links between the game and the books: it’s about the dark wizard Viktor Rookwood. This name may mean something to absolute fans of Harry Potter Lore, but perhaps less to the general public.

sallies Ranrok, the goblin leading a rebellion with his kind. However, the name Rookwood has already been mentioned in films, notably in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as well as in the Order of the Phoenix.

Indeed, we discover through the Death Eater Igor Karkaroff (also director of Durmstrang) the existence of a certain Augustus Rookwood who would have served as a Death Eater and spy within the Ministry of Magic during the first Wizarding War, in the years 1980. This position would have allowed him to deliver confidential Voldemort information during the conflict, which makes Augustus Rookwood an important antagonist in JK Rowling’s books.

Knowing that the game takes place a few generations before the birth of Augustus, the latter would therefore be a descendant of Viktor Rookwood, the great villain of Hogwarts Legacy. The universe created by JK Rowling is full of mysteries and family ties are not uncommon through books and films. If the game is really set years before the beginning of the books, few characters known to the public should make their appearance, even if Nearly Headless Nick has already been seen in the last trailer. Hogwarts Legacy is scheduled for release later this year 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation5, PlayStation4, PlayStation4 Pro , Nintendo Switch and PC.