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Charlotte Edgecumbe
Charlotte infobox

Japanese Name

シャーロツト・エッジヵンブ

Romanized Name

Shārotto Ejjikanbu

Nickname(s)/Alias(es)

Char (シャル Sharu)

Debut

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

Voice actor

N/A

Status

Alive

Charlotte Edgecumbe is a young girl that read the Book of Wisdom and developed the W Machine. She is present in the Book of Wisdom II story.

Background[]

Charlotte is Eric's childhood friend. More than that, he sees her as his sister. When kids, they discussed about their wishes to see sweet, colorful snowflakes fall from the sky. According to Eric, she's a genius as an artist. Eventually, one and a half years before the events of the Book of Wisdom II, she received the Book of Wisdom, perhaps to improve her immature mentality.

Changed by the Phantom Book, she wrote a technical paper that was barely comprehended by scientists. The government realized Charlotte's potential and, after negotiations, used her to develop the W Machine under supervision of Norman Harris. This also drew the attention of international agents that were ordered to kill her to prevent the United Kingdom to obtain a powerful weapon. She sent a letter to the Black Biblioprincess mentioning a book.[1]

In the manga, the Book of Wisdom used by Charlotte was given by Rasiel.[2]

Personality[]

Charlotte and Eric

Charlotte enjoys being next to Eric.

Charlotte is a childish, innocent girl. Although she's around 20 years old, she acts and dreams like a pure and submissive child. She likes to walk barefoot, dance and sing, drawing attention from everyone. Charlotte wants to make friends with everyone and is usually showing a smile. She suffers when her parents try to keep Eric away from her. According to Eric, she's a genius as an artist. Her paintings are able to take one's breath away. Even those not interested in art become happy when seeing her works.

When touching the Book of Wisdom, Charlotte's has increased intelligence. She's able to write a difficult article, negotiate with government officers and conduct an important experiment while overseeing the work of scientists and engineers. She acts more mature, although still showing her innocent face. After obtaining absolute knowledge, she works to make her childhood dream come true. In company of Eric, rather than wisdom or maturity, Charlotte wishes to bring happiness to people and to see her parents acting like they used to during her childhood. She believes that people should smile and laugh, rather than fight.[1]

Appearance[]

Charlotte seems to be 20 years old, although with a very young atmosphere. Her childish appearance reminds an illustration from a picture book for kids. In her normal self, she only wears a thin, white cotton dress. She walks barefoot.[1] In the manga, her frilly dress has a string knot next to its collar.[2]

When Charlotte's mental capabilities are enhanced, her expression remains the same, although she gives the impression of a mature female scientist. When Hugh and Dalian decide to visit her, she appears with a grown-up hairstyle and a black dress. During the W Machine experiment, she wears a white coat.[1]

Plot[]

Charlotte had send a letter to the Black Biblioprincess before the main events of the Book of Wisdom II. Charlotte mentions a book, which attracts Hugh and Dalian's attention. Charlotte also becomes the target of international agents.

Charlotte working

Eric mentions Charlotte's experiment.

When Dalian is eating crepes, Charlotte appears singing and dancing. Eric follows her and affirms that they should go. However, Mr. Edgecumbe finds them and beats Eric, for Charlotte's despair. She's taken away inside military cars.

Later, Eric explains to Hugh and Dalian about Charlotte's situation. She had suddenly changed one and a half years ago. She wrote a puzzling scientific article which was noticed by the government. Now, she is doing an experiment for the military. Eric is worried, believing that Charlotte is unhappy. Hugh is impressed by one of her paintings. Dalian asks if Charlotte obtained a book before she changed. After Eric shows her sketchbook, Hugh and Dalian conclude Charlotte had read the Book of Wisdom.

Hugh and Dalian floating

Charlotte meets Hugh and Dalian.

Charlotte was writing something inside an old tower when Hugh and Dalian appeared. Hugh had used a Phantom Book to remain undetected. He notices how she seems more mature. She's holding the Book of Wisdom. He asks if she is the same girl they have seen before. She affirms to be biologically the same, although people are always changing. It's a relative, subjective matter. Charlotte reveals herself as the person that sent the letter to the Black Biblioprincess. Charlotte affirms that she will finish her work tomorrow. She had asked for the collaboration of the military. Hugh and Dalian are noticed by Cecy. When the soldiers surround Hugh and Dalian, Charlotte asks them to stop, since they are her guests. Norman agrees to let Hugh and Dalian go and allows them to see the experiment the next day. Charlotte affirms that they will see snow soon.

At night, Hugh subdues an international agent that tied Eric up. The mysterious man affirms that Charlotte is developing a meteorological weapon. The assassin is restrained by Norman's soldiers. Norman had followed Hugh and Dalian. According to Norman, the experiment will save many lives. Eric cries for Charlotte. One of her drawings shatters after hitting the floor. It shows a child playing with colored snow.

The next day, Charlotte instructs scientists and engineers. She's adjusting the W Machine. Children around the city were also invited by Charlotte to see the experiment. She learns from Hugh how Eric is worried about her. She explains how the W Machine works. Dalian asks what the W stands for. They are interrupted by a gunshot. Eric was wounded while trying to stop the experiment. Charlotte's parents try to stop her when she runs towards him. Eric complains how her parents can't accept their childish daughter. They have changed Charlotte, thinking about status and ignoring her happiness. Charlotte smiles and tell them to look at the sky, since the experiment have began. However, she's shot in the shoulder.

Cecy tries to kill her, but fails when Hugh shoots her gun away. Lying on the floor, Charlotte shows the Book of Wisdom to her parents. She wishes to live with a happy, gentle family, rather than be a wise woman. She calls for Norman and affirms that people can smile and laugh at each other to prevent warfare, instead of developing weapons. Dalian learns that W stands for Wonderland. The W Machine creates a beautiful song and makes sweet, colorful snowflakes fall from the sky. Charlotte met her objective. She wanted to witness the dream she discussed with Eric during their childhoods. Charlotte manages to stand up. She gives the Book of Wisdom to Dalian, since she has no use for it anymore.[1]

In the manga, Charlotte sends Eric for the Black Biblioprincess, as requested by Rasiel. Hugh and Dalian meet Charlotte during a full moon night. When they are surrounded by Norman and his soldiers, Rasiel and the Professor appear. Norman is threatening Eric and Charlotte's parents in order to obtain the completion of the W Machine. Realizing how Eric is wounded, Charlotte screams, releasing a hidden power from the Book of Wisdom. It hurts the minds of Norman and his men. Rasiel and the Professor use the Loge to destroy the top of the tower. Dalian uses the Book of Styx to protect Charlotte and Eric from the giant's attack. Eric and Charlotte leaves the tower before activating the W Machine. Charlotte reconciles with her parents.[2]

Trivia[]

  • Charlotte is the name of an actress that portrayed Alice, the main character of Lewis Carroll's most famous writings. Charlotte Henry plays the role in the 1933 film Alice in Wonderland.[3]
    • Charlotte Edgecumbe developed the W Machine. The letter W stands for Wonderland[1], a reference to the children's novel.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian light novel, Chapter 2, volume 7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Mystic Archives of Dantalian manga, Chapter 11.
  3. Charlotte Henry. (2016, December 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:59, February 19, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charlotte_Henry&oldid=752678070
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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