Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender
Biographical information

In the Heimlich Hospital fire (possibly)


The Big One[3]
The one that looks like neither a man or a woman
Enormous androgynous person
Nurse Lucafont (TV series only)

Physical description


Hair color

Blonde (books)
Brown (film/TV series)

Skin color





Count Olaf

"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.

Their first appearance was in The Bad Beginning as one of Count Olaf's henchpersons. They never seem to speak, though they have laughed and made grunts and squeals.

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.

Later, they guarded Captain Sham's Sailboat Rentals and tried to stop the Baudelaires, but failed.[4]

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.

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. They escape with Olaf after the play.

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

They are portrayed by Craig Ferguson in the film, and by Matty Cardarople in the Netflix series.






TV series