Hotel Denouement fire (possibly)
Contortionist, Freak at Caligari Carnival (former), Henchperson to Count Olaf
- "I can bend my body into all sorts of unusual positions. Look. You see? I'm a complete freak."
- —Colette, The Carnivorous Carnival
Colette the Contortionist has the ability to bend her body into abnormal positions. When the Baudelaires arrived at the House of Freaks, she was described as "a skinny woman". She also seems to have low-esteem when it comes to her ability.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
While with Olaf, she bemoaned her unusual ability as an abnormality instead of a talent. She, along with members of the House of Freaks and members of Olaf's troupe engaged in a sort of pity contest, trying to outdo each other in terms of whom as the most freakish and had the most unfortunate abnormalities. Colette, in one of these moments, could understand why the white-faced women dislike their paleness, since they used makeup and powder right in front of her. Colette, unlike many of the villains, used dental floss.