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Charlotte’s parents
Edding infobox

Japanese Name

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Romanized Name

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Nickname(s)/Alias(es)

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Debut

Chapter 2 (light novel 7);
Chapter 11 (manga)

Voice actor

N/A

Status

Alive

Mr. and Mrs. Edgecumbe are Charlotte’s parents. They look for their daughter while she’s involved in the W Machine experiment. They are present in the Book of Wisdom II story.

Background[]

They seem part of a rich family. Charlotte’s parents were gentle and allowed her friendship with Eric, until she read the Book of Wisdom. Then, they start to selfishly watch their daughter, making sure she is working on the W Machine and exalting the image of the family.[1]

Personality[]

He gets angry and attacks anyone to protect Charlotte and her work involving the W Machine, to the point of repeatedly hitting Eric with his walking stick, stopping only when she sorrowfully intervenes. He forces his daughter to focus on the experiment, affirming that she’s not the same after the Book of Wisdom affected her. Both of Charlotte’s parents want to move Eric away from their daughter and use her to raise the status of the family. Apparently, they can’t accept how Charlotte grew up as an immature, young woman.[1]

Appearance[]

Charlotte’s father has the atmosphere of a rich, middle-aged gentleman. He uses a walking stick.[1] In the manga, he’s seen with a dark vest and necktie. He has black, short hair and a pencil mustache. A bandage covers the upper part of his head. Mrs. Edgecumbe’s appearance is only determined in the manga adaptation. She wears a dark tube skirt and a light blouse with frilled collar. Her hair is in a chignon style.[2]

Plot[]

Mr. Edgecumbe appears to take Charlotte back. Charlotte had left with Eric and now she's interacting with Hugh and Dalian. Mr. Edgecumbe angrily screams his daughter’s name and starts beating Eric with his walking stick, asking why he had taken her away again. Eric can't see Charlotte confined. Before Hugh can stop the bashing, Charlotte steps in between Eric and her father. The gentleman sighs and throws some coins to the fallen young man as a way to pay for his medical treatment. Charlotte is dragged by the wrist towards a heavy-duty, military vehicle. Oversaw by Norman Harris, soldiers help them get in the car.

Before the W Machine is activated, a gunshot is heard. Eric is being restrained after trying to stop the experiment. Charlotte runs towards him, worried, but she is stopped by her parents. They look at Eric with hateful eyes. Charlotte’s mother shrieks. She urges Eric to allow Charlotte to change and affirms that his old friend is no more. Mr. Edgecumbe is angry, asking why Eric is trying to disturb that moment and hinder Charlotte’s happiness, when she's being praised by government officers and well-known scientists. Eric answers that they are only thinking about their honor, rather than Charlotte’s happiness. Mr. Edgecumbe freezes with his walking stick raised, apparently pressured by Eric’s resolve. Eric affirms that Charlotte don't want that. Charlotte’s parents become silent, unable to answer. It's noticeable that Eric has a good point. Unconvincingly, Mr. Edgecumbe affrms that they are only thinking about Charlotte's well-being.

Mr. Edgecumbe walks to his daughter after she's shot by Cecy. Charlotte affirms that the family can't be happy, even if they are praised by people. They won't have fun, as long as they kept fighting Eric and worrying about their status. Charlotte asks if her parents can't be gentle and happy once again, like they were before the Book of Wisdom influenced their lives. After the results of Charlotte’s W Machine are shown, chances are that Charlotte reconciled with her parents.[1]

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Mr. Edgecumbe hugs his daughter.

In the manga, Charlotte questions about Eric’s wounds. He mentions Charlotte’s parents, but affirms that it's not important, as long as he can see her. Later, Eric tells Hugh and Dalian how greed made Charlotte’s parents blind. They are trying to keep her away from Eric. When Norman explains how important the W Machine is for the country, Mr. and Mrs. Edgecumbe are shown tied up, at gunpoint. Norman is using them to threat Charlotte.

Rasiel and the Professor show up. They use the Loge to destroy the top of the tower. Soon after, Charlotte's parents meet Eric and their daughter. Mr. Edgecumbe hugs her daughter, affirming that he was worried about her. He was afraid that the world wouldn’t recognize Charlotte as she was before she received the intelligence from the Book of Wisdom. He apologizes, accepting how different his daughter is from other girls. He wishes her happiness, regardless of intelligence or talent. Crying, Mrs. Edgecumbe mentions how happy she was when Charlotte became wise. However, she also accepts Charlotte and asks for Eric’s forgiveness. Eric activates the W Machine and they watch snowflakes falling from the sky,[2]

Edding apologizing

Charlotte's parents are sorry for their actions.

References[]

Characters

Biblioprincesses

Dalian - Flamberge - Rasiel

Key-keepers

Hugh Anthony Disward - Hal Kamhout - Professor

Recurring characters

The Girl in the Bookshelf - Wesley Disward - Kamilla Sauer Keynes - Jessica Elphinstone - Shura Irmania - Armand Jeremiah - The Perennial Wisdom's Owner - Oliver Grosseteste - Mithril - Hugh's mother - Hugh's father - Natalia - Hal's beloved - Miss Roedean

Creatures and machines

Atlantic Rim - Automaton - Beast of Ashwell - Book of Royal Power - Branches of Relationship - Broken Wings - Dantalian - Dead Book - Ghost train - Golem - Guignols - Guillemot - Heath - House-elf - Kasuruhau - Logbook - Loge's giant - Musical automaton - Pioneer Plant - The Harlequinade's creatures - Ras Alhague monster - Scarlet Robe - Sea devils - Steam Giant - The Queen of the Night - W Machine - Winged women - Wooden dolls - Zombies

Dalian Days

Priscilla Riley - Cecil Patreina - Margaret Manschwell

Others

Male Characters - Female Characters
Phantom Book Users - Deceased Characters
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