In TWW, Violet remembered Mr. Baudelaire saying that he had a cousin who burned ants as a hobby, and was referred as rude or treachurous for other things he did, including or besides the ants. "He's either a third cousin four times removed (though that's nearly impossible), or a fourth cousin three times removed." ....Count Olaf? Mr. Poe is-well, Mr. Poe, so he could've got that wrong, and only the cousin part right.
I recall this being raised before, and unfortunately for this theory the cousin in question was female (page 180). So you have to take your pick of female villainous characters. One of the white-faced women? The woman with hair but no beard? Esmé? Monday, a villainous woman who gets the tiniest of mentions in The End?
I've always thought of the woman with hair but no beard as elderly, for some reason.
I think that's right. The WWHBNB (or possibly the MWBBNH, but I assume they're about the same age) had an infant servant before the schism. So presumably they were adults then - and going by the TPP dating of the schism, that must have been at least thirty years or so ago. So they are significantly older than the Baudelaire parents, the Snickets, Olaf, etc.
'The difference between the two sides of the schism is that one side puts out fires, and the other starts them' - Klaus Baudelaire.
Post by friendofvfd on Dec 8, 2013 14:35:11 GMT -5
From what collete said, the idea that it could be Count Olaf's mother is an interesting theory. I know the person was female and wasn't she also described as having one eyebrow? I thought that was mentioned??... Which would make more sense for it being a person directly related to Olaf. So his mother? ...... Or perhaps a sister?