In The Penultimate Peril, Olaf tells the Baudelaire children that his parents were killed by poison darts.[1]

Much earlier in the book, Kit Snicket tells the Baudelaires that "during intermission I followed them to the snack bar and slipped them a box of poison darts before Esmé Squalor could catch me."

A while before the Vernacularly Fastened Door was opened, Olaf told the Baudelaires to ask Dewey Denouement about their parents, a particular night to the opera (La Forza del Destino), and a box of poison darts. The details of this are still unclear, but it implies the Baudelaire parents (Beatrice and Bertrand) killed Olaf's parents.[2]

Whether Lemony or Jacques Snicket knew of their sister taking a box of poison darts to the Opera to allow Beatrice and Bertrand to kill Olaf's parents is unknown; though, given that Lemony loved Beatrice, we can assume he would have interfered if he had known.



  1. This was the second phrase in the key to unlock the Vernacularly Fastened Door to the laundry room: the weapon that made Olaf an orphan.
  2. The Penultimate Peril

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