|Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender|
In the Heimlich Hospital fire (possibly)
- "I just think, even in changing context, that marriage is an inherently patriarchal construction that is likely to further the hegemonic juggernaut that's problematizing a lot of genders."
- —Them in the TV series
The Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender, also called the "Enormous Androgynous Person", and called Orlando by Sunny Baudelaire (a reference to a novel where the protagonist changes gender), is a huge androgynous individual that looks like neither entirely a woman nor a man.
In the movie, they are referred to as Liza.
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. They 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.
In the TV series
In the TV series, their role is akin to the books, although they occasionally say insightful things which could be considered "deep". In "The Reptile Room: Part Two", they disguise themselves as "Nurse Lucafont", differing from the books where the hook-handed man portrayed "Dr. O. Lucafont".
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)