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Dirk
Biographical information
Alternative name(s)

Giant (by Bones)

Home

Riverside
Southwall in Weld (formerly)

Age

19 (at start of The Three Doors)
22 (at the end of The Three Doors)

Status

Alive

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair colour

Tawny blonde

Skin colour

White

Personal information
Relatives

Lisbeth (mother)
Kaz (father)
Rye (brother)
Sholto (brother)

Love interest(s)

Faene D'Or

Allies

Rye
Sholto

Enemies

Annoltis

Weapon of choice

Skimmer hook

Chronological and political information
Profession

Worker on the Wall of Weld
Foreman on the Wall

Position

Volunteer for Weld

First appearance

The Golden Door

Last appearance

The Third Door

Dirk is the son of Lisbeth and the brother of Rye and Sholto. He grew up in Weld and was one of the Volunteers to try and find the source of skimmers.

History

The Golden Door

The Silver Door

The Third Door

Physical appearance

He is of a stronger, taller build than his two brothers, a full head higher than Sholto. His hair is a tawny blonde and his complexion is fair.[1]

Personality

Dirk is described as "brave, strong, and usually good-natured."

Abilities

Dirk has a well abled, strong body.

Relationships

Main article: Dirk's relationships

Faene

When Rye meets up with Dirk again, it is clear that he has met and developed some sort of relationship with Faene. It is then suggested that the two have thought of furthering their relationship to marriage.

Relatives

   
   
   
   
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Appearances

The Three Doors

Trivia

  • Dirk is one of the two deuteragonists or secondary main characters of The Three Doors, the other being Sholto.
  • At a Q&A Emily Rodda said that when writing his character, she chose the name "Dirk" because to her it sounded like someone who is the oldest brother in a family, someone who is good and strong, very brave, a leader and someone who is straightforward, and because "dirk" is the name of a type of weapon, specifically a long thrusting dagger.[2]
  • Dirk was almost 20 when he left the city of Weld and was gone for a year and a day before Sholto, having turned 18 two weeks prior, went and was gone for a year and a day himself, before Rye, at the age of 16, left. This makes the relative ages of the brothers at the time 22 for Dirk, 19 for Sholto and 16 for Rye. This is a 3-year gap between the three brothers. This is not surprising, seeing as Emily Rodda is fascinated by classic fairytale tropes, such as the rule of three - three brothers, three choices, three Doors.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rodda, Emily. The Golden Door. Scholastic Australia. 2011.
  2. Video: Emily Rodda Author Talk by CityLibrariesGC from Vimeo.com, go to 26:52 (13 September 2011)

See also