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Porpentina Goldstein Scamander

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Witch who worked as an Auror (Pm) for the MACUSA (FB/f). Tina is the wife of Newt Scamander; she and Newt now live in Dorset. They have three Kneazles, named ‘Hoppy,’ ‘Miller,’ and ‘Mauler’ (FB vi).


Siblings: Tina has a younger sister named Queenie.

Spouse: Newt Scamander, famous magizoologist and author.

Children: Tina and Newt have at least one son.

Grandchildren: Rolf Scamander, who married Luna Lovegood. They have twin sons, Lorcan and Lysander Scamander.

Porpentina Scamander
Gender Female
Dates fl. 1920s
Species / Race Witch
Other Names Tina
Profession "had been an Auror" according to Pm
First Introduced FB



"Porpentine" is an outdated term form of "porcupine" (source: Merriam Webster).


"Tina is very soulful. She has a lot of heart and strength and courage."
-- Katherine Waterston ("Tina Goldstein")

"So you have two sisters who have raised each other and who have a very deep bond."
-- Alison Sudol ("Queenie Goldstein")

‘Well,’ [Costume Designer Colleen Atwood] says. ‘Tina had been an Auror. She’s fallen out of that world but I still wanted her to have the feeling of that world. So I gave her an overcoat that’s a little bit loose like an Auror’s coat, but made of more ordinary fabric, as though she’d downgraded from that spectacular leather silhouette of the Aurors. Right from the start, I saw her in soft, cooler colours and warm greys, those sort of tonalities.’

That lovely almost-masculine elegance is deliberate, too. And makes perfect sense as you get to know Tina’s endearing pragmatism a little better. -- Pottermore

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