|Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender|
In the Heimlich Hospital fire (possibly)
The Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender, also called the "Enormous Androgynous Person", and called "Orlando" by Sunny Baudelaire, is a huge androgynous individual that looks like neither a woman nor a man.
In the movie, they are referred to as 'Liza'. Sunny's description of the henchperson as 'Orlando' is a direct reference to a novel of the same name written by Virginia Woolf, in which the titular character changes gender several times.
In the books
They were part of Count Olaf's theatre troupe. They were one of the eleven people that the Baudelaires served dinner, and watched Olaf strike Klaus across the face.
They were disguised as a security guard at Heimlich Hospital. Them may have subsequently died in the fire that destroyed the building as they never appear after, but this is uncertain.
Klaus finds them the scariest in Olaf's troupe.[source needed]
In the film
Like in the books, they are among Count Olaf's troupe when they arrive at his house, While the Baudelaires cook dinner, they sit with Olaf's troupe while waiting. They wear a brown dress, have curly hair, and carry a half empty beer bottle, and do not speak. They then watch as Olaf strikes Klaus. During the Marvelous Marriage, they walk Violet over to Count Olaf. They wear half of a suit and half of a dress, and wear half a fake mustache. In the end they are likely arrested with Olaf.
Behind the scenes
- The Bad Beginning
- The Reptile Room (Mentioned only)
- The Wide Window
- The Miserable Mill (Mentioned only)
- The Hostile Hospital
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (film)
- A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)