Leon Abbot is one of the main antagonists in Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony. He is a demon who was against the time-spell at the battle of Taillte, and broke the circle of warlocks just as they were performing the spell. He and Qweffor, an apprentice warlock, were merged together by lava and magic, and was catapulted to the "near past" (most likely 2001). Abbot retained control of the body, and stole Qweffor's magic. On Earth, he learned the "secrets" of humans from Minerva Paradizo, who gave him a book and a crossbow to study. Finally, he went back to Hybras in the past, at the exact moment that the time-spell was put into effect, and took out the book and the crossbow, claiming to be the demons' savior. He used the magic stolen from Qweffor to mesmerize anyone who challenged him for the throne. At the end of the book he kills Holly, N°1, and Qwan as they are preparing to perform the time spell, but they are brought back after Artemis shoots him from the future, stopping him from killing them in the past. This happens because of a time surge occurring because the original time spell is breaking up. At the end of the book Qweffor takes over Abbot's body. Abbot's consciousness is subsequently transferred to a guinea pig, to stop him from hurting anybody. Warlocks enjoy giving miniature swords to the guinea pig and watch it run around.
Abbot's demon name is N'zall, meaning little horn in ancient demon language, which caused a lot of resentment towards the older demons. For this reason, he started to call himself Leon Abbot, after the general in the book he brought back, Lady Heatherington Smythe's Hedgerow.
In The Lost Colony, Holly speculates that Leon Abbot suffers from Acquired Situational Narcissism however in The Time Paradox, Eoin Colfer describes Abbot as "psychopathic". He may have meant this metaphorically however.
Jerbal Argon, often formally referred to as Dr. J. Argon, is a fairy gnome psychiatrist that took part in the Fowl Manor siege, trying to help Commander Julius Root and Foaly to understand their new enemy, Artemis Fowl II, although he didn't help much. This was mainly because he was forced to work with a second doctor, Dr. Cumulus, however, the two worked better as a pair after Root threatened them. He and Cumulus realize that Fowl is speaking the truth when he says he can escape the time-stop, and as a result, the bio-bomb, a fact that Root and Foaly doubt. They finds the invitation (at a stretch) that Fowl "accidentally" says, "No fairy can enter my house as long as I am alive" (implying that they can enter after he's dead), which prompts the LEP to send a bio-bomb.
He has his second appearance in Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident where he gives a synopsis of Artemis Fowl in the prologue, and has an indirect reference in Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code when Artemis says that he might become the monster of a person he was before. Root says that the Psychology Brotherhood claims that reversal is not likely, and to this Holly replies "Argon and his cronies? When did we start trusting those witch doctors?"
He has his fourth appearance in Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, when he is shown at his clinic taking care of Opal Koboi, his "celebrity" patient, who is in a self-induced coma. He is not inclined to release Koboi because she has a fund in the hospital which would stop should she heal.
He is called "Jerry" by his two best pixie custodians, the Brill brothers, who helped Opal Koboi escape. He later mentions that he hates to be called Jerry and feels he deserves some amount of respect around his own eponymous clinic, but didn't say anything because good janitors are "so hard to find", and that since they are pixies, even rarer.
His name is a pun on "verbal jargon". Jargon is terminology, much like slang, that relates to a specific activity, profession, or group, e.g. psychiatrists. Argon is also a "Noble Gas" on the Periodic Table of Elements. It has been suggested that Argon's surname is Argon because he is noble, hence the noble gas; however that is disputed as, in the series, he does not represent noble characteristics.
He is a New Zealand bodyguard working for Jon Spiro, an American businessman. He has bleached blond hair, tattoos on his body and neck, and is first seen wearing a cut-off T-shirt and pirate earrings. He is not a man who likes to be forgotten, or ignored. During the course of the book he has all his teeth blown out and replaced with several sets of customized dentures - these include a porcelain set, sharpened to points, another (flat) porcelain set "for crushing stuff" and a strange set which are half filled with water and half filled with blue oil. He, in an attempt to kill Artemis, fires the shot which Butler intercepts, nearly killing him. Angered at failing to kill the genius, he plans to ambush Artemis at the end of the book. He is caught before reaching Artemis, as Butler, masquerading as a spirit from hell, convinces him to confess.
The Brill brothers are twin pixies from Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception. Their actual names are Mervall and Descant Brill, or normally just "Merv" and "Scant". Although they are twins, Mervall is slightly older and considered smarter. Mervall and Descant each finish each other's sentences repeatedly. They have appeared on numerous fairy television shows, and have attained somewhat of a celebrity status in the Lower Elements, as fairy twins are extremely rare, and pixie twins are even rarer.
Merv and Scant are agents of Opal Koboi, and being perhaps the most competent and faithful of her henchmen, she placed them as janitors in the J. Argon clininc as part of her backup plan. They orchestrated a power failure and rescued her from the clinic, replacing her with a clone. They continue to serve Koboi through out the rest of the book, performing tasks such as piloting and maintaining her shuttle, escorting and cooking.
However, Opal's personality changed greatly after her rescue, and she became intolerably paranoid and obsessive, taking out her anger on them. She even went as far to write a list of rules for them, such as bowing before her, not looking at her directly (claiming "it's bad for her skin"), passing wind, using slang, or thinking "too loudly" near her. The latter due to the fact she was starting to claim that she was psychic. Naturally, the Brill brothers became resentful of this, and only fear and the promise of Barbados kept them loyal.
Opal betrays them in the end by ejecting them from her shuttle against the chute wall, leaving them stranded in impact gel. Foaly later says they are picked up and were quick to betray her.
Caballine is Foaly's love interest in Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony. She is a researcher for PPTV and a sculptor. Foaly got to know Caballine by talking about his mood blanket invention, and in the fifth book, he jogged with her every morning, except when there is an emergency. In The Time Paradox, it was revealed that Foaly and Caballine had become married during Artemis and Holly's three year absence due to time travel to and from Hybras.
Lieutenant Briar Cudgeon was a psychopathic and power-hungry lieutenant in the LEP and had been planning to backstab Julius Root during the original mission at Fowl manor, hoping to replace his position as commander. He planned to use a troll to destroy the whole manor, so he could (in theory) rescue Holly Short after every other inhabitant of the mansion was dead. However, his plan backfired when the troll was defeated by Domovoi Butler, and he was "accidentally" shot by Root, using a tranquilizer finger dart invented by Foaly. The dart's sedative reacted with some illegal brain-enhancing drugs he was experimenting with, and the resulting side effects disfigured his once handsome looks. He was demoted to the rank of Private and given a job as a recycler.
In The Arctic Incident, Cudgeon began scheming against the LEP and Root, joining forces with Opal Koboi. He convinced the B'wa Kell goblin triad to start a rebellion. They almost defeated the LEP, but were stopped by Artemis Fowl II, Butler, Holly Short, Root, and Foaly. Cudgeon was foiled when Foaly managed to send an audio file to Artemis' mobile phone, revealing how Cudgeon had been planning to betray Koboi. Cudgeon died when, after his planned treachery was revealed, he became entangled in the safety rail of Opal Koboi's HoverboyTM, which Koboi had launched at him in rage, after which he inadvertently entered a plasma servicing hatch that Artemis opened. Ironically, this occurred after Cudgeon himself activated the plasma cannons, so he was "fried by a million radioactive tendrils" and was killed immediately. His preferred weapon in this book was a customised Softnose Redboy blaster, which he used in a failed assassination attempt targeting Koboi just before his death.
Cudgeon bears similarities to the character Saruman from The Lord of the Rings. Both were formerly high ranking members of a magical elite, in the case of Cudgeon the LEP, in the case of Saruman, the Istari who became corrupted by pride and a lust for power, later being disgraced and losing all their powers apart from the ability to control others minds. Both also allied themselves with another powerful villain (in the case of Cudgeon, Opal Koboi, in the case of Saruman Sauron).
Doodah Day is a pixie criminal legend who stars in the fifth book of the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony. He is a fish-smuggler who nearly kills PI Holly Short with a multimixer as she chases him during her time as a Bounty Hunter. He later claims that all he meant to do was "scare her a little" because she was not meant to be chasing him.
His incredible driving skills lead to his being offered amnesty for his services. He helps Artemis Fowl and Holly Short retrieve No1 from Minerva. Three years later, Doodah Day is Mulch Diggums' partner in the Private Investigation firm, Short and Diggums.
He claims he can drive anything and has a device called the Mongocharger which uses a nuclear battery to boost any vehicle's power.
At the end of the book, he and Mulch Diggums team up to become crime fighters, such as Holly and Mulch were at the beginning of the book.
Angeline Fowl is a fictional character from the Artemis Fowl series. She is Artemis Fowl II's mother. After Artemis's father, Artemis Fowl I disappeared, Mrs. Fowl went into a depressed state, with the side effects of a person who had a sudden halt in narcotics usage. She is described as pretty in her normal state although in the first book she is suffering from schizophrenia and apparent bipolar disorder, suffering from hallucinations and delusions that caused her to think her husband's suit was actually her husband, that Artemis was her father and dress up in her wedding dress believing it to be the day she was married. While she was suffering from her depression, she had an aversion to Juliet Butler, to Artemis calling her "Mother" and to light. At the end of the first book, Artemis Fowl gives half of the ransom money from the fairies back to Captain Holly Short to pay for a wish that Holly would heal Mrs. Fowl back to sanity.
In The Opal Deception, Artemis has changed drastically in his treatment of his mother. At the beginning of the series, he barely had a relationship with her, while at the beginning of the fourth book, he feels extreme guilt over lying to his mother in order to obtain a painting.
Angeline Fowl has made appearances, however short, in the first four Artemis Fowl books. (She is only vaguely referred to in The Lost Colony). It is also believed that while Artemis was in limbo in Book 5, Angeline gave birth to twins. When Artemis had disappeared, Butler was forced to tell Angeline Fowl and Artemis Fowl I everything about The People, causing them to start grieving over Artemis.
Grub Kelp is a LEP corporal and the younger brother of Trouble Kelp. He appears to be terrified of almost everything and takes offense easily. In the third book, Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code, it is revealed that he attempts to lodge complaints regularly about petty issues. This is shown after he received a hangnail from Plexiglass vacuum cuffs, which have no sharp edges, while capturing four goblins while on patrol with Holly Short.
Grub often threatens Trouble with telling their 'Mommy' about the menial aspects of Trouble that bother him. He is notorious for wanting his mother, and claims to have single-handedly defeated Butler, the most dangerous human the fairies have ever been in contact with. According to Holly and the first book, Artemis Fowl, Grub's war story is actually just the story of Butler throwing him back as a fisherman would a minnow. The details given in the book are that Butler wanted to send a message to the fairies trying to infiltrate Fowl Manor, and so gave the message for Grub to deliver.
Grub would like nothing better than to have a desk job for the rest of his life.
Billy Kong is introduced in Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony. He was born in the early seventies, as Jonah Lee. His family lived in the beach town of Malibu, California, and his family was originally from Taiwan. His mother’s name was Annie, and his brother’s name was Eric. He has once killed a friend with a kitchen knife. He is also described as having colorful hair.
In the early eighties, when Billy Kong was still known as Jonah Lee, and when he was living with his mother and brother, his mother had to take up two jobs for a living. Jonah would be left with Eric in the evenings. One night, when Jonah was watching the television, Eric came home all bloody. This piqued Jonah’s interest, and Eric decides to tell his little brother a tale that will keep his little brother out of trouble and danger. Eric tells Jonah that he and his friends were attacked by demons— creatures who are human by day and monsters by night. According to Eric, they attack humans and are able to peel off masks from their faces. In truth, Eric had simply been seeing a girlfriend of the local gang leader, and the gang leader had found out. That night, the gang leader sent out his gang after Eric, and Eric had been hurt, but he still got away. He spouted the demon story so that Jonah would stay at home at night, keep the doors and windows locked, and not go outside at night and get in danger.
Eric was finally killed in a gang fight one night and Jonah was forced to believe that demons did not exist, beginning to realise his brother had made up the story. However, later as Billy Kong, he becomes involved in the demon-catching plan of Minerva Paradizo’s. This causes him to lose his grip on reality, and he believes once again that demons killed his brother. The specimen of the demon that Minerva abducts happens to be N°1, a warlock demon who is not at all bloodthirsty. Billy Kong, the ever vengeful and violent murderer, decides to kill N°1 and in the process not only jeopardises Fowl’s and Minerva’s plans, but also N°1’s life.
Loafers was a Chicago mob hit-man sent to capture Artemis Fowl and bring him back, on behalf of the Antonelli crime family, hired out by Jon Spiro. Hailing from Ireland, his real name is Aloysius MacGuire, but he thinks Loafers sounds more Mafia-like than Aloysius. His five-foot frame is covered in tattoos, because "every time I complete a job, I get one." Loafers also carries a notebook of witticisms he has made -- oddly enough, something Artemis Fowl considered compiling after being at a loss for words when Holly slugged him in the first book. Loafers was recruited with Mo Digence (Mulch Diggums under an alias). During the hit, Mulch betrays him to Artemis. Despite Loafers' attempts to gain control of the situation. Loafers was quickly subdued by Juliet and later mind-wiped without his tattoos, then relocated to Africa as Nuru.
№1 is a bit of an oddity, even for a warlock. He detests many demon traditions, including eagerness to warp, discrimination against imps, a demon never knowing his/her parents, and eating meat raw , along with others. He even had dreams about the spirits of the dead animals he had ate coming to him and pleading. He first (accidentally) used magic in a dispute with Leon Abbot, the head of the demons, when he turned a wooden poker from the fireplace into stone and penetrated Abbot's armour after Abbot had challenged him to do so. Leon Abbot tried to kill him by mesmerising him to jump in the volcano on Hybras. This, however, failed to kill №1, instead successfully sending him to Earth.
He was then kidnapped by Minerva Paradizo. Before he was liberated, №1 developed the gift of tongues in a conversation with Billy Kong. He was liberated by Artemis and his allies, and later played a part in saving both Minerva and Hybras. He used his power of the "gargoyle's touch" to free Qwan, and was one of the five in the magic circle that brought Hybras back to Earth at the end of the book. He allowed Qweffor to seize complete control of Leon Abbot's body, to the delight of the newly freed warlock.
N˚1, though intelligent, is somewhat childish in many of his habits. He is shown to be quite naive at times, misenterpreting the implications of words said, or directed at him. He enjoys stating the obvious, and explaining things of little relevence. He is extremely docile, even by Warlock standards, and for a good portion of book five, possessed very little self confidence or pride, often wishing himself away when he was being bullied, rather than wishing the actual bullies away.
His mentor is Qwan. According to Qwan, №1 is the most powerful warlock ever to exist. Foaly once said that he sounded like a cheap romance novel, as he talks with medieval vocabulary learned from the book Leon Abbot brought to Hybras and the fact he used an over-romanticized phrase in front of him ("...I have no idea where we are and where we're going, but I already feel more at home than I ever have"). When agitated, №1 uses a large number of synonyms to release his stress. He also has a soft spot for a demoness with red markings similar to his own, whom he believes might be his mother.
Qwan is the last remaining member of the original ring of warlocks. He is the mentor of Qweffor and N°1, and was imprisoned in stone with all the other warlocks (except Qweffor who was knocked into a volcano by Abbot) while trying to move Hybras into Limbo. Many years later he and the other warlocks were found by humans, who thought the warlocks were statues, and were then transported to Taipei 101 as part of an exhibit until N°1 set Qwan free. N°1 tried to free the others until Qwan informed him the rest had died. Qwan also guided Artemis, Holly, N°1, and Qweffor in saving Hybras. Despite being over 10,000 years old chronologically, he has a spritely sense of humour similar to and on par with Foaly's and Holly's. He is a master Warlock, and led the other Warlocks in the spell that lifted Hybras out of time.
Qweffor is, as of Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony, Qwan's warlock apprentice. His body was merged with Leon Abbot's after Abbot pushed him into lava during the spell being performed to lift Hybras out of time. However, he temporarily gained control of Abbot's body and helped save Hybras. N°1 allowed him to take permanent control of Abbot's body, to the delight of the apprentice, who admired Abbot's body, physique, and good genes. The only side effect was that this control was not complete. Qweffor had twitches, shakes and loss of bowel function until Abbot's soul was removed entirely and placed into a guinea pig. This condition became commonly referred to as "Abbot's revenge".
Turnball Root is the elder brother of Julius Root, appearing only in the short story LEPrecon in The Artemis Fowl Files. Turnball was previously a captain serving in LEPrecon, but was forced to quit after he tried to flood a section of Haven City in order to wipe out a competitor who was muscling in on his illegal mining operation. His younger brother stopped him just in time, which forced Turnball to flee to the surface and spend over five centuries on the run, during which he had ninety-six residences, including a villa near Nice. After the incident, Turnball had his own page in LEPrecon's Criminally Insane section.
In LEPrecon, Turnball lures his brother Julius into a trap while testing Holly Short in the Tern Islands, wishing to end Julius's endless chase for him. Along with his two cronies, Bobb Ragby and Unix B'Lob, he traps Holly Short and Trouble Kelp inside human residence on the island and sets Holly up for Julius to "tag" Holly (which would cause Holly to fail her test) while Bobb and Unix had their riffles turned at him. Holly, however, manages to warn Julius and capture Turnball. After being captured, Turnball attempts to commit suicide by swallowing one of his Tunnel Blue spiders, which would rip his body apart from the inside. However, Julius "saves" his brother by forced some coffee down Turnball's throat, which kills the spider.
Turnball is presumably still in jail during the events of the actual books.
General Scalene is one of the commanding triad of the B'wa Kell, a criminal group of goblins, in the Artemis Fowl series. The B'wa Kell does various works of illegal smuggling of various human merchandise. Scalene is first featured in the second Artemis Fowl book, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident where he is flattered by Opal Koboi and Briar Cudgeon with the exaggerated title of "general". Koboi manipulates and involves Scalene and his gang in her plan to seize control of Haven City. They smuggle human-manufactured batteries into the Lower Elements to power their softnose lasers which they use in their attack on the city. After the failure of the rebellion, Scalene is incarcerated at Howler's Peak Goblin Correctional Facility.
In the fourth book, Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, Scalene has a minor role when he is visited in prison by Boohn, one of his thousands of nephews. Boohn covers his uncle in his own shedded skin, therefore able to disguise Scalene and allow him to escape from Howler's Peak. Scalene is then mesmerized by a crazed Opal Koboi, whose wit was behind the whole escape. She straps Scalene to a bomb and attracts her enemies, Julius Root and Holly Short, to meet with the dazed Scalene, still under her hypnotic influence. Short and Root are led into the trap. When the bomb detonates, Scalene and Root are both killed instantly, while Short narrowly escapes.
Gola Schweem is a fictional character from the book Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception. Schweem indirectly taught Opal Koboi to go into a self-induced coma. Koboi first successfully accomplished the feat at the age of fourteen. Opal Koboi uses this knowledge to become catatonic for eleven months, while planning the destruction of her enemies.
Commander Ark Sool was the highest-ranking gnome in the Lower Elements Police, introduced in Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception. An unusually tall and thin gnome, without the usual love of golden jewellery, like rings, necklaces and piercings, he is a strict and stubborn adherer to regulations. His no-nonsense attitude often pits him against the centaur Foaly, the fairies' chief technical advisor, and inadvertently causes Sool to assume that Captain Holly Short was the only possible murderer of Commander Julius Root.
Throughout the book, he narrow-mindedly pursues Short without considering other possible suspects. In reality, Short was innocent; she had been set up by the pixie genius and megalomaniac Opal Koboi as part of her plans for revenge. Even after Holly is cleared of the crime, Sool intends to keep a close eye on her to catch any infractions. His promotion to LEPrecon Commander compels Captain Short to leave the LEP so she can serve the Fairy People without having her every action scrutinized. It should also be noted that Sool has few friends due to his domineering nature, and was the only one of the eight tribunal members who found Captain Short guilty. In the fifth book, Sool lost his position as head of the LEP after it was revealed that he planned to allow the eighth Fairy family (Demons) to die off. His successor is Trouble Kelp.
Jon Spiro is a character from the Artemis Fowl series appearing only in Book 3, Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. He is a fictional Chicago businessman who owns the communications company Fission Chips. He has a bodyguard by the name of Arno Blunt.
Jon Spiro is a wealthy and shady businessman. He is a powerful business man with mob connections and it is thought that his company made it to the top with stolen research, but it was never proven. Jon Spiro is a power-hungry megalomaniac. A perfect example of his power going too far is the fact that he had the ballroom doors of the sunken Titanic recovered from the ocean floor and brought to the Spiro Needle to be used as his office doors. The Spiro Needle, owned by Spiro, is the headquarters for Fission Chips. He is shown to get very angry at times, taking it out on others.
As one of his assistants reveals once, Spiro has a brother, but does not want to mention his brother's existence.
He is described as "a middle-aged American, thin as a javelin, and barely taller than Artemis Fowl himself." He usually wears a white linen suit—his trademark—and a large amount of gold jewelry. He also wears an ID bracelet, which was a "birthday present to himself". He is on a strict diet, wearing a vitamin dispenser on his belt.
Artemis Fowl arranges a meeting with Jon Spiro to discuss his invention called the C Cube. During the meeting, however, Spiro outwits Artemis by hiding assassins in the restaurant where they have lunch. He stole the C Cube and left Arno Blunt, his bodyguard, to kill Artemis and Butler. Near the end of the book he is arrested by a SWAT Team.
Private Chix Verbil is an amorous sprite who first appears in the latter pages of Artemis Fowl, the first book of the series by the same name written by Eoin Colfer. Chix, like all sprites, has wings, green skin, and loves to fly.
In the first Artemis Fowl novel, Chix Verbil has a very small role; all that is required of him is to:
The book says on Chix, "But Chix Verbil's ill-fated quest to impress the dames is, once again, another story. In this particular tale, he serves only one purpose. And that is to melodramatically push the detonate button. Which he does, with great aplomb."
In Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, Chix Verbil shows himself to be an amateur Don Juan, and practices his moves unsuccessfully on Captain Holly Short while on a routine surveillance shift on Chute E27, a closed Parisian pressure elevator. While doing a routine flyby and thermal scan, two grey moving objects are detected. Immediately, Holly Short is in communication with Foaly, who admits that someone may have defeated his system, because when the thermal scan finds a grey zone it means that there are no living organisms. Holly quickly commands Chix to fly up to the surveillance pod, but Chix is too busy attempting to flirt with his attractive Captain to pay much attention. At that moment, a laser fired by the B'wa Kell Goblin Gang punctures a hole through his wing.
Sprites have seven major arteries in their wings and the wound is large enough to have ruptured at least three. It is life-threatening due to sprites' limited healing powers. Holly risks her life to go into the firefight and drag Chix to safety. She heals the wound, but the injury prevents Chix from flying long distances again. The healing makes Chix pledge a debt to Holly. He is in the very low rank of Private in this book.
In the fourth book Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, Chix Verbil (now a captain) interviews kleptomaniac dwarf Mulch Diggums, who breaks into a shuttleport so that he can steal a shuttle. After telling Chix that Holly Short is alive but in danger and that Opal Koboi has escaped, Chix reluctantly allows Mulch to "knock him out" and steal a shuttle (fulfilling his debt to Holly, as Mulch was doing it to help her). Later, Chix then relays Mulch's message to Foaly, who checks on Opal Koboi's status, which leads to the discovery that the Koboi in the clinic was a clone, which prompts Commander Ark Sool to order the launch of the supersonic shutte.
Appearing in minor roles or briefly mentioned in most of the earlier books (completely absent from Eternity Code) where she is consistently supportive of Holly Short and Julius Root, Vinyáya's first major appearance is in Book 5: Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony in which Holly is recruited by Section Eight. Captain Short was one of her pupils for flying courses in the LEP Academy. She quipped in Holly's report that "she could pilot a shuttle pod in the space between your teeth", both a compliment and a subtle jibe, in reference to the fact that the first time Holly flew a shuttle she crash-landed it within six feet of Vinyáya.
Commander Vinyáya also stops dyeing her hair by the fifth book, Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony, revealing her natural colour to be silver, though like all elves, it originally was red. According to Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, Vinyáya is an accomplished marksman, demanding an electric rifle to help shoot the goblins with; Trouble Kelp later comments that "she hadn't missed yet".
Giovanni Zito is a wealthy Italian and dedicated environmentalist. He is chosen by Opal Koboi as her adopted parent in Book IV, when she mesmerizes him into believing he is her father; using this, Koboi is able to obtain great technology to reveal the existence of fairies. Zito is Sicilian, and a very good friend of Artemis Fowl, as in the fifth book he gives him passes for an opera in exchange for a case of Bordeaux (so Artemis may witness a possible demon materialization).