Fowl family (Artemis Fowl)
||It has been suggested that Artemis Fowl I be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since August 2010.|
|Artemis Fowl character|
|First appearance||Artemis Fowl|
|Created by||Eoin Colfer|
|Parents||Artemis Fowl I, Angeline Fowl|
|Children||Artemis Fowl II, Myles Fowl, Beckett Fowl|
The Fowl Family is a criminal family in the fictional teen series Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. It currently consists of Artemis Fowl I, his wife Angeline Fowl, twins Myles and Beckett and the main character of the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis Fowl II.
The family motto of the Fowl family is Aurum Potestas Est (Gold is Power), or sometimes known as Aurum Est Potestas.
Artemis Fowl I 
Artemis Fowl I is the husband of Angeline Fowl and the father of Artemis Fowl II. A former crime lord, he decides to move all of the family's assets into legitimate enterprises. After the fall of the Soviet Union, he attempts to create trade connections with Russia. He takes the family ship, the Fowl Star, loaded with 250 thousand cans of cola from Ireland to Russia, but he is intercepted and kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya near Murmansk, Russia. After over a year of not being found, he is declared legally dead by the courts, although his son believes he is alive and continues to search for him.
Artemis Fowl II 
Artemis Fowl II is the main character of the Artemis Fowl series. He is the son of Artemis Fowl I and Angeline Fowl. He is commonly referred to as simply "Artemis". Artemis is often called by his mother's pet name Arty ( also by his father, Juliet and Occasionally Holly Short). He is extremely intelligent, having contributed to the fictional scientific journal The Psychologist's Journal under a pseudonym, Dr. F. Roy Dean Schlippe, and having the "highest tested IQ in Europe". He thinks puberty is somewhat a pain. After the fifth book, it is known that he now has a hazel eye (courtesy of Captain Holly Short) and his index and middle fingers have switched places during a little time travel. He is possibly the only person who understands Foaly's little gizmos. Artemis is known now to also have a bit of magic in him.
Angeline Fowl 
Angeline Fowl is the wife of Artemis Fowl I and the mother of Artemis Fowl II. After the disappearance of her husband, she goes into a state of insanity and depression. She is described by a school counselor as having no control over Artemis' behavior, allowing Artemis to engage in the illegitimate money-making enterprises in and before the first book. She calls Artemis "Arty" like how his father does. Her name is also often used for Artemis' faux letters, emails and phone calls.
Beckett Fowl 
Beckett Fowl is mentioned briefly in the Artemis Fowl books Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox and Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex. He is the younger of the pair of twins. He seems to have average intelligence and is fond of pointing at himself and speaking of himself in the third person. Beckett doesn't seem to realise what certain words mean, as he refers to himself more than once as a 'simple-toon'. Has a taste for odd foods, which includes a mix of espresso and treacle, and hamsters.
After getting a taste of Artemis's hamster, Artemis put a lock on his lab. Beckett's twin Myles spent days trying to crack the code, all Beckett did was trap Myles in a bear trap and swap the code for a ladder.
Myles Fowl 
Myles Fowl is the elder and obviously more intelligent of the Fowl twins, Myles is much like Artemis. He potty trained himself at fourteen months, building a ladder of encyclopedias to reach the toilet.
In Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex it is mentioned that Myles contaminated one of Artemis's Petri dishes when he wanted a sample for his own experiments. After Artemis put a lock on his lab door, Myles stayed at the door for three days trying to crack the combination, he used several rolls of toilet paper writing down the possibilities. The combination, however, was taken by Beckett who trapped Myles in a bear trap and asked for the combination in return for a ladder.
Lord Hugo de Folé 
Hugo de Fole was the principal of Virgil Butler. First Fowl to have a Butler apprenticed to him during the Norman conquest of England. May be the same as Lord Hugh Fowl.
Lord Hugh Fowl 
Hugh Fowl was the original owner of Fowl Manor. May be the same as Lord Hugo de Folé.
- Colfer, Eoin. (2001). Artemis Fowl. Viking Children's Books. Paperback: ISBN 0-670-89962-3
- Colfer, Eoin. (2002). Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Hyperion Books for Children. Paperback: ISBN 0-7868-5147-3.