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Norman Harris
Norman infobox

Japanese Name

ノーマン・ハリス

Romanized Name

Nōman Harisu

Nickname(s)/Alias(es)

Counselor (参事官 Sanjikan)

Debut

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

Voice actor

N/A

Status

Alive

Norman Harris, sometimes called Counselor, is the supervisor of the W Machine experiment. He maintains a heavy security around Charlotte Edgecumbe. He is present in the Book of Wisdom II story.

Background[]

Norman is an old acquaintance of Hugh. For a long time, he was indebted to Hugh’s father for his public and private life. Norman also knows Dalian as the girl raised by Wesley. Norman used to work at the Interior Ministry. Then, he started working with the Defense Committee, in a temporary position as supervisor of the W Machine experiment, after Charlotte’s technical article caught the attention of the government.[1]

In the manga, he believes that Hugh and Dalian are spies aiming for Charlotte and the meteorological weapon.[2]

Personality[]

The Counselor is a cold man that usually smiles and laughs in irony. He seems very focused on his work to ensure the conclusion of the W Machine, showing little emotion and apathy towards Charlotte’s feelings. Norman believes that Charlotte’s experiment is a way to increase the power of the kingdom after the Great War. According to Hugh, saving lives is not Norman’s priority. Norman knows how to use a gun and manage military personnel.[1]

Norman W Machine

Norman supervising the W Machine experiment.

Norman is crueler in the manga. Under his orders, Eric is beaten and Charlotte's parents are threatened. He will do everything to increase the national strength of the country while using Charlotte's intelligence. Norman sees her as an asset of the government.[2]

Appearance[]

Norman appears wearing a grey suit and glasses. He’s a tall man in his thirties.[1] In the manga, he has straight, short hair and wears a black suit and necktie.[2]

Plot[]

Hugh and Dalian surrounded

Norman and his soldiers surround Hugh and Dalian.

Norman was present when Mr. Edgecumbe appeared to take Charlotte back to the castle where the W Machine was being developed. Hugh doesn’t like to see Norman and wonders what he is planning. Later, Norman meets Hugh and Dalian when they are surrounded by soldiers while talking with Charlotte. Norman asks the soldiers to put their guns down. Normna explains that Hugh is an old acquaintance. Norman also used to have close contact with Hugh’s father. Norman tries to pat Dalian’s head, but she bites his fingers and hides behind Hugh. Frustrated, Norman provides a car to transport the intruders to the gates. Norman allows them to see the experiment the next day, as requested by Charlotte.

Norman and his soldiers follow Hugh and Dalian to Eric’s house. An international agent had attacked Eric and now is fighting with Hugh. Norman shoots the agent’s grenade away. Norman sarcastically affirms that they have been escorting Hugh. Norman confirms what the agent is saying. Charlotte is developing a meteorological machine. Norman affirms that the device will save many lives. Hugh gets angry, affirming that he doesn't mean that. Norman affirms that Hugh should visit the capital. His father will be happy to see him. Norman laughs at Hugh’s frown and leaves the place with his soldiers and the restrained agent. Norman unconsciously shakes when he sees Dalian, afraid for his fingers.

The next day, children are anxiously waiting to see the experiment. Norman had invited them, as requested by Charlotte. With a sarcastic tone, he asks if Dalian dislikes children. He steps back when she stares at him, showing her teeth. When a gunshot is heard, a soldier informs Norman that Eric had tried to stop the experiment. Soon after, Charlotte is shot by Cecy. Norman is worried, since only Charlotte is able to use the W Machine. He wonders how warfare can be prevented if not putting other countries in check with a strong weapon. Charlotte answers that people can smile and laugh together. Charlotte is sure that Norman will understand her feelings once the W Machine is activated, even if only for a moment.

The W Machine produces a beautiful song and sweet, colorful snowflakes. Hugh teases Norman, affirming that the development of the weapon failed. The latter affirms that no one will be able to understand the principle of the Charlotte’s system to make a meteorological weapon. He also teases Hugh, affirming that his father will approve what happened, since he doesn't like the idea of using the power of Phantom Books to defend the country. Hugh feels insulted, for Norman's satisfaction. Norman orders the soldiers to prepare to withdraw and discard all the evidences from the experiment. The event will be treated as a case of abnormal weather.[1]

In the manga, Norman and his soldiers interrupt the exchange between Hugh, Dalian, Rasiel and Charlotte at the top of a tower. Norman affirms that Charlotte is in a dangerous place. However, he’s glad that the W Machine is safe. He believes that Hugh and Dalian are spies aiming for the device. Norman affirms that the experiment is not a child’s play, since the government had paid a lot to develop the weapon and increase its power. One of his soldiers throws Eric on the floor. He is wounded. Norman was also threatening Charlotte's parents. Norman screams in pain when Charlotte releases the hidden power of the Book of Wisdom. Rasiel and the Professor use the Loge to destroy the top of the tower. Norman runs away from the Loge’s giant with his soldiers.[2]

Trivia[]

  • In the manga, the style of Norman's glasses changes inconsistently.[2]

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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