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Matilda Linker
Matilda infobox
Hugh reads the Book of the Silver Well to heal Matilda.

Japanese Name

マティルダ・リンカー

Romanized Name

Matiruda Rinkā

Nickname(s)/Alias(es)

Matty (マティ Mati)

Debut

Chapter 1 (light novel 4);
Chapter 4 (manga)

Voice actor

N/A

Status

Alive

Matilda Linker is Jessica’s schoolmate and one of the victims of Benjamin Diffring. She is present in the Book of Gap story.

Background[]

Matilda attends the same prestigious all-girls boarding school as Jessica Elphinstone, an institution managed by Principal Roedean. She’s a member of the school’s brass band. Her name is well-known among the students.

Jessica's dream

Jessica witnesses Matilda being attacked.

Two days before the events of the Book of Gap, at midnight, Jessica was studying in the school library while Matilda was practicing the trumpet outside the dormitory, since playing music is prohibited inside it. Looking at the school backyard, Jessica witnessed her schoolmate being attacked by the serial killer Benjamin Diffring, who had escaped prison a couple of weeks prior. Using the Book of Gap, he forced her into a flat, two-dimensional form and shoved her inside a book. When Matilda was considered missing, Jessica became determined to catch the criminal, rumored to be hidden somewhere in the school.[1]

Personality[]

Matilda is a popular girl in her school. Jessica seems to care fondly for her, indicating that they are close to each other.[1] Matilda’s friendship with Jessica is better represented in the manga. They make assignments together and, in the end, Matilda shows a gentle attitude by helping Jessica to organize the school library. Nothing else is described about her personality.[2]

Appearance[]

She’s a tall girl with a relatively large build, explaining why Diffring aimed for her. She wears the same school uniform as Jessica,[1] which includes a skirt, a white shirt and knee-high dark socks. Her manga version has freckles and long pigtails.[2]

Plot[]

Jessica puts herself in danger by leaving the dormitory to search the school library for Hugh and Dalian. She hears a weak groaning voice coming from the corridor that leads to the reading room. Jessica finds a schoolgirl breathing heavily, collapsed next to a pillar. Matilda went missing a few days ago. She was fatally injured, so Jessica runs to call for help. Diffring appears to stop her. He vanishes after a brief confrontation against Hugh. After examining Matilda, Dalian concludes that they have no time to take Matilda to a hospital. Hugh opens the Labyrinth Library to get the Book of the Silver Well.

He kneels beside Matilda and reads the Phantom Book to turn the blood flowing out from the cut on her abdomen into magical water with the power of regeneration. Jessica thanks them for saving Matilda. Hugh carries the asleep girl to the entrance of the dormitory. Soon after, Jessica reveals that she had witnessed Matilda being attacked by Diffring. The serial killer had folded the girl like a paper and shoved her between the pages of a book. Later, Hugh deduces that the criminal released Matilda only to avoid leaving behind an evidence that could prove Jessica’s testimony.[1]

In the manga, Jessica waits Matilda in the school library so they could make a report together. Jessica finds her friend collapsed, leaning against a bookshelf. Jessica wakes up from the bad dream, but soon realizes that Matilda really became a victim. In the adaptation, Matilda helps Jessica to organize the school library after Diffring is captured.[2]

Matilda final

Matilda shows up to help her friend.

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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