Kiss My Wonder Woman: Strong Female Character Friday: Holly Short (Artemis Fowl)
Tell me your opinion. Do you think that Holly and Artemis will become a family. Ever since the past they had had a relationship. They were. Holly Short is a captain in LEPRecon, first becoming known for her involvement in the Artemis Fowl affair In Artemis Fowl, while performing The Ritual, Holly is kidnapped by Artemis Fowl and Butler, taking her to Fowl Manor . Relationships . Like Peter Pan, Colfer explained, Fowl will put away the magic, the childish the other fans who have posted their comments on the Artemis Holly relationship.
Like all elves, she is child-sized by human standards, but her bodily proportions are adult. According to Artemis Fowl: The Arctic IncidentHolly is about eighty years old Elves and other magic species live much longer than humans. It is said that there is a dwarf over years old in the book. Holly is the first and only female captain in the organization LEPrecon.
In The Artemis Fowl Filesshe notes that she eventually earns the respect of her male colleagues. Holly will defy the orders of superiors and disobey rules if she believes that she can be of more help that way, and has gotten into trouble multiple times for defying a direct command. Her interests include playing the fairy game "Crunchball," reading especially thrillersand flying with artificial wings.
Her mother, Coral Short, is described as a European elf who was temperamental and had an appearance similar to Holly's. The Time Paradox reveals that her mother worked in Lower Elements Police division "LEPmarine" and died after she was exposed to dirty radiation, which is poisonous to fairies.
However, after working as a private detective with Mulch for a short time, she returns to the Section 8 unit of the LEP in Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colonyin time to get Artemis, Butler and the others out of trouble. Her relationship with Artemis Fowl has changed dramatically since the beginning of the series, morphing from hostility to grudging respect to friendship, and has recently included substantial hints of a romantic attraction despite the species and age gap.
Work and appearances in the series[ edit ] In Artemis FowlHolly is abducted by year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II when he uncovers evidence of fairy existence. He demands one metric ton of gold as her ransom fund.
When she consents to granting Artemis's wish of restoring his mother's sanity, he releases her along with half of her ransom fund. She is at least 80 years old, as The Arctic Incident notes her father died when she was barely sixty, which was nearly twenty years ago. Sometime in her life, she says she was bitten in the behind by a Swear Toada major nuisance of the Lower Elements. To get into LEPrecon, Holly was taken to an island not far off Tara Tern Morwhere she was challenged to tag Root with a paintball gun before he tagged her.
Whilst being filmed by Trouble Kelpshe noticed someone hidden by Cam Foil lying on the beach. When the two investigated, they discovered Turnball Root 's secret hideout, and later foiled the fiend. There, she is kept in a cell and Artemis tells Commander Root that they can only get Holly back if they pay a ransom of one ton of 24 carat gold.
Root refuses and launches a time-stop to save Holly. She manages to complete The Ritual while in her cell and escapes, not long after the LEP send in a squad to save her.
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Holly almost dies during this escapade, which involved saving and healing Butler after fighting with a troll. Holly is set free after the LEP send in the gold in exchange for the still-alive Holly. The LEP then bio-bombs the house and assumes Fowl is dead; however, they underestimated Fowl because he becomes the first human to escape the time-stop.
Artemis also gives back half of the gold in exchange for the healing of his mother.
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Mulch steals a large-sized portion of the gold left over. After detecting the presence of moving gray on a heat scanner which is supposedly impossible and in the injury of Verbil, Holly investigates and learns that they are in fact goblins in fire suits. Equipped with Softnose Lasersthey take Holly on, but lose due to their stupidity.
Foaly then finds out that the goblins are trading with the humans, and Holly speculates Artemis is behind it. Upon further investigation, it is revealed that Artemis is not the culprit; it is Opal Koboi and Briar Cudgeon. Holly and Commander Root agree to help Artemis find his fatherwho is being held captive in Russia. They are unable to complete their mission, due to a Goblin Hit Squad sent by Cudgeon.
Artemis and Holly then logically conclude that if Goblins were sent above ground to kill the head of the LEP, Root, then they are also after the body, which means rebellion. Foaly confirms his suspicions by sending a text message to Artemis's phone. While trying to get on a train full of radioactive waste to get away from the goblin hit squad, Holly loses her finger. Without a drop of magic left, Holly needs to complete the ritual.
She is the one who actually saves Artemis from his prison and, in the end, foils Spiro by making Artemis invisible. She then mind-wipes him. Holly then goes to the Kronski hotel to try and save Artemis from a Bio Bomb, which was meant to kill him.
However, Artemis cannot remember her, though he tries to help Holly stop Opal's plan nonetheless.
No spoilers, but I think you see where this is going. The Atlantis Complex in particular may have suffered from this effect. Not so with this book. What does all of this have to do with Holly?
All of the books obviously center on him, but Holly is usually cast as something of a second lead. Even the ill-conceived romantic subplot with Artemis spawned in Paradox is harnessed merely to produce a running gag which is only mildly amusing, before being unceremoniously swept under the rug.
Holly gets a slightly better deal in the final book, The Last Guardian, if only because she and Artemis have been working together for so long that the last book has to make a to-do about how they relate to one another personally. Even then such a concept is pulled off only lightly.
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Holly had a lot of incredible moments in this series. But of all the crazy, cool stunts that Holly pulled off in these eight books, probably the most impressive of these was in The Arctic Incident, the second book.
There, she comes up with a plan to rescue her grumpy boss Commander Root and Butler from a collapsed cave. It involves her and Artemis jumping onto a moving, irradiated train in the middle of a snowstorm. It's cool and impressive and ultimately makes it all the more disappointing that Holly's character is so let down by the end of the series.
So, what do we make of Holly Short?