Mr. Holbrook (ホルブルック氏 Horuburukku-shi ) is a character in Little Witch Academia. He is a deceased human soldier and principal Holbrooke's father. Akko revived him through a freak accident where she unintentionally exposed his grave with a mix of her Magic Mending Powder and Grave Mushroom Sucy just find in her attempt to fix his headstone.
Upon being revived, Mr. Holbrooke is a living skeleton whose only remnant is his mustache and bushy eyebrows. He wears an old military uniform composed of a red coat, long brown boots, a black belt where he carries his sword, and a large, stylized tricorn hat resembling those of pirate captains (minus the skull and crossed bones) instead of a generic one.
When he was alive he was a handsome man with blond hair, brown eyes, and a green moss suit.
He is someone very emotional and eccentric. He always expresses his feelings with exaggerated outbursts that end up causing problems. He is very impatient and loud, always running and screaming everywhere. Still, despite his eccentricities, he is a caring and kind soul. Despite being a normal man, he was extremely proud of his daughter being a witch after swearing an oath to his late witch wife to ensure their child had a chance to follow in her mother's footsteps.
Mr. Holbrooke was a soldier who during the Golden Age of Magic fell in love with a witch of the Holbrook clan although it was well seen that a human and a witch fell in love. Both had a daughter, Miranda, after which his wife died shortly. After this, he promised his wife's clan that he would make Miranda a great witch. During the following years, he took care of his daughter, frequently playing in the bell of the town. One day, Miranda received a letter from Luna Nova Academy to become a student. Before she left, he made a cane with the bell of the bell tower to be her amulet. Unfortunately, Mr. Holbrook died shortly after this.
Mr. Holbrooke is very protective of his daughter, Miranda, so much that the first thing he did when he came back to life was hunting down "the person who hurt Miranda". After figuring out that he was the one who actually "hurt" his daughter, Mr. Holbrooke was very upset and felt shame about dying before picking up his daughter from school. Upon meeting her later on in her life, they exchanged some few but loving words from father to daughter. After he returned back to the dead, Miranda was moved to know that she was able to speak to her father once again.
- Mr. Holbrooke is the first character in the anime series that was brought back from the dead as witches are strictly prohibited from resurrecting them.
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