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Artemis Fowl is a series of eight science fiction fantasy novels written by Irish author Eoin Colfer, featuring the titular character, Artemis Fowl II

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In Artemis Fowl, what is holy water?

Artemis Fowl blackmails a fairy, in the first book, by giving her "holy water" and offering her the antidote in exchange for 30 minutes of access to the fairy book. What is holy water? I ...
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In the Artemis Fowl film, why is Mulch in MI6, rather than Irish, custody?

The first title card in the Artemis Fowl film informs the audience that we are seeing Fowl Manor in Ireland, and then, just to make clear that this is not Northern Ireland, shows Mulch Diggums being ...
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Isn't Juliet Butler an expert in 8 martial arts?

In the chapter 'Running in the Family', the following lines are written :- By the time she was eight, Juliet was a third Dan black belt in seven disciplines. By eleven, she was beyond belts. In the ...
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Why didn't Spiro realise that Mulch was lying immediately when he said this?

When Artemis starts the execution of the plan, Mulch calls Spiro and says this :- 'I can hear you Mister Spiro,' said the voice. 'You don't need to do anything. Just talk. The box does the rest.' ...
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Why did Holly allow Butler to use Cam-foil if she knew it wouldn't fool security cameras?

Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code has the following line of dialogue from Foaly: "Cameras have better eyes than humans. Did you ever see a TV picture on television? The camera breaks down the ...
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Why couldn't Foaly tell that Artemis had planned more than what he let on under the effect of the Mesmer while he was editing Artemis's memories?

In Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code, the last chapter - called Mind Wipe - has the following line: Holly watched Artemis's life being written in green symbols on the screen. If Foaly and the other ...
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Why does Artemis feel problem in knowing the textbook reply?

Chief and Artemis are sitting face to face: Chief: Now, Artemis, there is a problem. Artemis: The problem is that I know the textbook reply to any question you may choose to ask. Chief: The problem ...
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Why did Holly say, "Prisoner for processing"?

In Artemis Fowl (2020), deep underground in Haven City, arrested for tunneling and entering, Mulch meets Holly: Mulch: Think of my children, Holly. Holly: You don't have children. Mulch: Not yet. ...
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Why did the time freeze not work on this vinyl record?

In Artemis Fowl (2020), the time freeze didn't affect this playing vinyl record: Foaly activated a time-freeze capsule in the restaurant in order to catch a full-sized troll. Why did the time freeze ...
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How did Artemis Fowl contact Mulch Diggums in The Time Paradox?

I was re-reading Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox and couldn't help but miss how Artemis contacted Mulch when he and Holly are stuck in the trunk of the car. Artemis did not plan to be in the car (as ...
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Why didn't Cudgeon "Escape" the time stop in Artemis Fowl? [duplicate]

In the first book of the Artemis Fowl series, Fowl Manor has been placed in a magically induced time-stop, which theoretically traps anyone inside it at the time that it was started. Communication ...
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Why did a security guide become a tour guide in Artemis Fowl: the Eternity Code?

The edition of Artemis Fowl: the Eternity Code on Google Books, a 2014 collection of books 1–4 of the series by Penguin, reads at a certain point: Juliet had put on her best cutesy voice for the ...
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Who gets the last call on the "don't enter human dwellings" rule in the Artemis Fowl series?

Reading this question reminded me of a scene in the Artemis Fowl series. In the third book, The Eternity Code, Juliet gets Holly able to enter a facility this way: She [Holly] had got permission to ...
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Did Eoin Colfer coin the word "D'Arvit"?

The word "D'Arvit" in the Artemis Fowl series is the cuss word in Gnommish, used in dire situations by the protagonists. But the Urban Dictionary (which was used as a source for the answer to What ...
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Which symphony does Artemis Fowl listen to increase his thinking capacity while planning his next move?

I remember that at one point, to make a counter-move in an ongoing plot, Artemis closes himself in a room and makes lot of arrangements with Butler's help to let his brain function at maximum. One ...
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In-universe, how is it determined which species get magic in "Artemis Fowl"?

There are many different species that we come across in the Artemis Fowl universe. Let's take a few examples: elves, humans, and demons. Oh, and centaurs. We know that elves have magic, and, as far ...
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Why did humanizing Opal remove her magic?

At the end of The Opal Deception, Opal loses her magic by inserting a pituary gland in herself and turning herself into a human. The simple truth was that Opal had been too clever for her own good. ...
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What is the red animal depicted on this cover of "The Opal Deception"?

My copy of The Opal Deception has this cover: I can see that the male in the suit and tie is Artemis, and the person next to him is presumably Holly, and the person on the screen is naturally Opal. ...
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If the Berserkers don't lose their memories when they return as a ghost, why does someone lose them?

In Artemis Fowl: the Last Guardian, and is cloned back to life, and his spirit remains, but he has not retained his memories. Why? Is it just because humans are not as "magical" as the Berserkers?
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How tall is Foaly?

Foaly is a centaur, and centaurs are usually pretty tall (maybe around 2.5 meters). However, Foaly lives and works with elves, who are around 1 meter tall. Scale everything up and that'd be like ...
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What does D'Arvit mean?

D'Arvit is the most commonly used Gnommish word in the Artemis Fowl series. We know it's a swear word from the first time it's introduced: “D’Arvit!” growled Root. (There is no point translating that ...
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Where are Mrs. and Mr. Fowl's Butlers?

I'm a great fan of the Artemis Fowl series and I have read all the books, but one thing has always been puzzling me. In the first book, it mentions the Butlers have been serving the Fowls for ...
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Why didn't Briar Cudgeon disappear from the Time Stop?

In Book 1, Artemis et al escaped from the time stop by drugging themselves to sleep. In the same time stop, Julius Root "accidentally" plugged Briar Cudgeon with a tranquilizer dart. Cudgeon fell ...
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How can the gap in Opal Koboi's timeline be explained?

I just reread the Artemis Fowl series for the first time in AGES, and I just remembered this glaring plot-hole: the past-Koboi was brought into the future, and left to die. If we were to follow the ...
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Doesn't Julius Root lose his magic?

In Artemis Fowl, Julius Root along with other officers, enters Artemis's house to confirm that Artemis is dead after the siege and the bio-bomb. He immediately starts to throw up. It is seen in the ...
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Why does Artemis Fowl still use a powerbook?

In the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis uses a PowerBook throughout the series. (A PowerBook is a type of Mac) Yet, when The Last Guardian was published in 2012, PowerBooks were old and antiquated. Why ...
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In Artemis Fowl: the Last Guardian, how many of these are there?

In Artemis Fowl: the Last Guardian, the final book of the Artemis Fowl series, there are a bunch of I couldn't keep track of them all. As of the events of The Last Guardian, how many are there? ...
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Artemis Fowl's Real Life IQ

What would Artemis's IQ be in real life? What percentile would he fall under?
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What happened to Juliet and Beckett?

At the end of Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian, However, even before that, both Artemis and Holly were convinced that it would most likely However, Juliet and Beckett are also What happened to ...
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Did Holly violate the don't enter a human's home unless invited rule in "The Time Paradox"?

In the Artemis Fowl series, fairies are not allowed to enter a human home unless specifically invited to do so. The method of invitation can vary significantly, but it still exists. In between ...
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