Girl Genius
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Girl Genius

Ulysses Bonny is an Englishman who, when we first meet him, is working as a waiter during a soiree being held by the Queen's Society in their undersea Londinium dome. While doing his duties, he is shown taking a interest in Zeetha's tale of her trip to Europa from Skifander, and her resulting destruction of an entire pirate base.

We eventually learn he is, like many of his countrymen, an ex-pirate . Following a series of murders, he and everyone else are ordered sealed inside the dome while an investigation is conducted. He decides to make a covert exit, not because he is guilty of the murders, but because he has seen a chance to make a big score, by passing along Zeetha's story to certain interested parties.

In the process of this, he encounters Ariadne Steelgarter, who is also trying to escape the dome, and the two of them form a very temporary alliance of convenience. They successfully make their get-away and separate, with Mr. Bonny then staking his claim to "the Devil's Prize", which is being offered up by Bangladesh DuPree. It turns out that yes, this is indeed information about the destruction of Bang's pirate-base by previously unknown parties. The last we see of him, he's about tell Bang what he's learned; whether she pays him and/or lets him leave alive are probably now riddles for the ages.

Theories and Speculations[]

During Zeetha's flashback one page before Mr. Bonny's official debut, one of the pirates whose base she goes on to destroy bears a resemblance to him, apart from the pirate's lack of hair.

Possibly Relevant Outside Information[]

Anne Bonny (8 March 1697 – unknown; possibly 29 December 1733) was an Irish pirate operating in the Caribbean, and one of a few female pirates in recorded history. Ulysses was a famous sailor from Greek Mythology (see also Ulysses Engine).


Given the improbability of such a combination, it is safe to say that Seaman Bonny is living under an assumed name, not uncommon among men of Piratical Descent.

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