Hotel Denouement Fire (Possibly)

Physical description




  • Carnival Freak (quit)
  • Henchman
"I don't like to be teased either. But wherever I go, I hear people whispering, 'there goes Kevin, the ambidextrous freak.' So you've heard of me. Is that why you traveled out here to the hinterlands, so you could stare at somebody who can write his name with either his left hand or his right?"
—Kevin, The Carnivorous Carnival

Kevin is a minor character from the series, first appearing in Book the Ninth: The Carnivorous Carnival.

A member of the House of Freaks at Caligari Carnival with Hugo and Colette, Kevin is ambidextrous, but views his ability as a disadvantage rather than an asset. Violet Baudelaire tries to persuade him it's a wonderful ability and a lot of people are ambidextrous, mentioning there are ambidextrous florists and air-traffic controllers. However, Kevin remains unconvinced, saying ambidextrous people are probably considered freakish wherever they go.

At the book's conclusion, he is offered better employment as one of Count Olaf's henchmen, and appears in Books the Tenth through Twelfth to help further Olaf's various schemes. He does not know much about V.F.D.


The Carnivorous Carnival

In The Carnivorous Carnival Kevin is working as a carnival freak at the Caligari Carnival. He thinks being ambidextrous is worse than being two headed or anything else. By the end of the book Esmé Squalor succeeds in recruiting him and the other freaks into Olaf's troupe.[1]

The Slippery Slope

In The Slippery Slope Kevin is at the Mortmain Mountains with the rest of the troupe.[2]

The Penultimate Peril

In The Penultimate Peril, Kevin is hiding in the Hotel Denouement.[3]

It is unknown if Kevin makes it out of the Hotel when it is on fire or if he dies.



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