Holly Short

Holly Short

AF character
name = Holly Short

Holly Short as depicted in the Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel----
gender = Female
hair = Auburn
eyes = Hazel (with one deep blue at the end of Book 5)
species = Elf
appearance = Book 1: "Artemis Fowl"

Holly Short is a fictional character and a LEPrecon Captain in the Artemis Fowl children's book series by Eoin Colfer.

Character outline

Holly Short is a talkative elf with an auburn crew cut, hazel eyes, as well as the pointy ears and chestnut-colored skin typical of her species. She stands at three feet in height, one centimeter shorter than fairy average and has a gymnast-like stance.cite book|last=Colfer|first=Eoin |title=Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception|publisher=Puffin Books|location=New York|date=30 April 2005|series=Artemis Fowl|pages=107|chapter=Narrow Escapes|isbn=0141381647] Holly is the first female officer in fictional organization LEPrecon. In The Artemis Fowl Files, she notes that she eventually earns the respect of her male colleagues. Holly is able to disobey the orders of superiors and go against rules if she believes that she can be of more help that way.cite book|last=Colfer|first=Eoin|title=The Artemis Fowl Files|publisher=Hyperion Books for Children|location=New York |date=2004|series=Artemis Fowl|pages=86-87|isbn=1423100441] She is described as pretty, but in a dangerous way, comparable to a black widow. Her interests are playing fictional fairy game "Crunchball", reading, especially thrillers, and flying with artificial wings.

Holly lost her father at a young age.Fact|date=August 2008 Her mother, Coral Short, is described as a European elf who was temperamental and had an appearance similar to Holly's. It is revealed in that her mother worked in Lower Elements Police division "LEPMarine" and died after she was exposed to dirty radiation, which is poison to elves.cite book|last=Colfer|first=Eoin|title=Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox|publisher=Hyperion Books for Children|location=New York|date=July 2008|series=Artemis Fowl|pages=48 - 49|isbn=078142310836] Holly is also the great-granddaughter of Cupid.

Work and appearances in the series

In Artemis Fowl, Holly is abducted by 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II when he uncovers evidence of fairy existence. He demands one metric ton of gold as her ransom fund. When she consents to granting Artemis' wish of restoring his mother's sanity, he releases her along with half of her ransom fund.

In , Holly is sent to detain Artemis when he is a suspect in a goblin uprising. She, along with Artemis, Mulch Diggums, and Commander Julius Root are informed by Foaly that Opal Koboi and Briar Cudegon are behind the uprising. They break into Koboi Laboratories, where Cudgeon is killed and Koboi is incapacitated. After the goblins are contained, she travels to Murmansk to rescue Artemis' father, as they previously agreed.

In , Artemis requests Holly's help to heal Domovoi Butler and retrieve his C Cube from American businessman Jon Spiro. Together with Mulch Diggums, Juliet Butler, and Foaly directing technological elements of the mission, they break into the Spiro Needle and retrieve the Cube. Artemis is mind wiped at the end of the mission under the directions of Julius Root.

In , Holly is with Commander Root when Opal Koboi kills him. She is subsequently framed for the Commander's death and is forced to flee from fairy authorities. She later collaborates with Artemis Fowl, Butler, and Mulch Diggums to expose Koboi and prevent her plans for destroying fairy civilization. At the end of the book, she resigns from the LEP.

In , Holly is informed about demons and is recruited to Section Eight, which monitors them. When it becomes apparent that Artemis has encountered a demon, they encounter Minerva Paradizo, who has managed to obtain a demon. Artemis, Holly, along with two demons, №1 and Qwan, are forced to go to Hybras to save demon civilization. When they arrive back at Artemis and Holly's time, they find that three years have passed in their own dimension.

In , Artemis and Holly travel into the past to find the silky sifaka lemur, the only thing that can save Angeline Fowl from death by a fairy disease, Spelltropy. The pair are forced to outwit Artemis' younger self and Damon Kronski, president of the "Extinctionists" organization. They eventually encounter Opal Koboi, who needs the silky sifaka lemur to increase her own power. Angeline is freed, but Opal disappears at the end of the book. When Artemis comes close to death, Holly kisses him, but later regrets it when he reveals that he blackmailed her in the beginning of the book, by tricking her into thinking she was the one who infected Angeline Fowl.


External links

* [http://artemisfowl.fangathering.com/fowl-planet/characters-holly-short/ Characters: Holly Short | Artemis Fowl FanGathering]

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