Hogwarts Legacy fans believe they’ve discovered a connection between one of the game’s bad guys and a similar character from the Harry Potter books.
Fans were introduced to the dark wizard Victor Rookwood during the Hogwarts Legacy-focused State of Play. Not much information was offered about Rookwood other than being involved with the goblin Ranrok and his goblin rebellion, but that was enough to get fans theorizing.
VGC reports that fans are convinced that Rookwood could be associated with Voldemort’s band of Death Eaters, as seen in the Harry Potter series. But given that those stories don’t take place until 100 years after the adventures in Hogwarts Legacy, how does Voldemort fit in?
It’s all about the surname Rookwood. It’s a reference, fans believe, to the “unspeakable” Augustus Rookwood, who appeared in the Harry Potter story during the First Wizarding War around the 1980s. He only briefly appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and is mentioned as a Death Eater.
It is very likely that the Rookwood in the books and the Rookwood of Hogwarts Legacy are linked, although there is no hard evidence to support this theory so far.
We still have a long way to go before we can fully explore this theory. Hogwarts Legacy will debut during the holiday season of 2022. That’s plenty of time to do independent research.
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