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Newta is the het ship between Newt Scamander and Leta Lestrange from the Harry Potter fandom.


Newt and Leta both started at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1908. The two met during their Hogwarts years and bonded over their shared love of magical creatures and their outsider status.

In 1913, Leta's experiment involving a Jarvey went wrong, endangering the life of another student. Rather than seeing his good friend expelled, Newt took the blame, causing him getting expelled instead.

Newt remained in love with Leta for many years, keeping a framed photograph of her in his suitcase. In 1926, when Queenie Goldstein asked Newt about it, she used Legilimency on him to determine that Leta was a "taker" while Newt needed a "giver". When Newt was about to leave New York, Tina brought up Leta Lestrange, asking if she liked to read. Newt responded by saying that he did not know what she was up to anymore.

At some point before 1927, Leta got engaged to Newt's older brother, Theseus Scamander. They planned to have Newt as the best man at their wedding. In 1927, the Scamander brothers, Leta and Newt's assistant Bunty participated in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book launch. An article was published, which mistakenly informed that Leta was engaged to Newt.

In the fight at the Lestrange Mausoleum, Leta sacrificed her life and distracted Grindelwald to give time for her allies to escape. Shortly before she died, she said "I love you" to the Scamander brothers, but it is unclear which brother she was talking to.


“You're too good, Newt. You've never met a monster you couldn't love.”
— Leta's views of Newt and herself.


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On AO3, Newta is the second most written romantic ship for Leta, but slightly less popular than the friendship version of Newta. The ship is less popular than Newtina.



Leta/Newt tag on AO3
Newt/Leta (Movies) tag on


Newt x Leta posts on Tumblr
Newta posts on Tumblr


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