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|“||Not far away, it might be possible there will be a direct battle with DEM…………please be prepared, Karen.||”|
—Elliot Baldwin Woodman, to Karen Nora Mathers
|Elliot Baldwin Woodman|
|Romaji||Eriotto Bōrudouin Uudoman|
|Novel Debut||Volume 5|
|Anime Debut||Episode 04|
Elliot Baldwin Woodman (エリオット・ボールドウィン・ウッドマン, Eriotto Bōrudouin Uudoman?) is the founder of Ratatoskr, and the primary benefactor behind the movement to seal the Spirits by using Shido. His non-aggressive actions directly contrast that of Westcott, of whom he used to work with 30 years ago.
Woodman is Ratatoksr Machinery's founder and Kotori's benefactor. He has an unconventional method for communication and conversation, much to the dismay of those working under him. He once worked alongside with the current DEM managing director, Westcott. However, He claims to have left DEM after falling in love with the First Spirit, and he left Westcott's side to form Ratatoskr in order to help save other Spirits.
Elliot is described to be a man that should be around his 50's. He has both white hair and a beard. However, he's not old to the point that he can be called an old man. In his introduction, he is seen reading a book with Braille text. However, his conversation with Westcott revealed that his eyes have recently started to go bad. He is always seen in a wheelchair and being assisted by his secretary, Karen, hinting that he may be paralyzed from the waist down. His off-screen fight with Westcott left him with injuries that costed him an arm and a leg, causing him to currently undergoing Realizer treatment in order to recover.
Overall, Elliot is a kindhearted man. He wishes to save the world from the space-quakes without having to kill the Spirits that caused them and therefore created Ratatoskr. He was also against using Shido and his power to seal the Spirits' mana into his body to accomplish his goal at first, believing nothing good will come from storing all that power into a single person. Elliot deeply cares about others, becoming happy when Tohka told him that she is happy to live as a normal person and refusing to kill Shido when the Spirit mana inside him went out of control while he could still be saved. His kindness even extends into selflessness, as shown when he allowed Mio to stay with Shido, despite having feelings for her himself.
Elliot has also shown to be a very perceptive and skillful tactician. He made an offer to the other leaders of Ratatoskr of handing over the shares of Asgard Electronics in order to buy more time as they pondered over the rationale behind such a tempting offer. He was also able to instantly conclude that Almsted created a device to hack into <Dainsleif> and passed it onto Clayton to keep his own hands clean.
While he is kind towards his allies, Elliot has shown that he is not a complete pushover. He promised the other Ratatoskr leaders that they would be punished when they did not honor their deal, which states that Kotori would decide what to do when the Spirit mana inside Shido went berserk.
Woodman founded Deus Ex Machina Industries (DEM) together with Westcott and Ellen. 30 years ago, through unknown means, they caused the First Spirit to appear in the world, which caused the first Spacequake to form. However, Woodman claims that he fell in love with the First Spirit at first sight, causing him to abandon DEM and formed Ratatoskr with the goal of protecting the Spirits and preventing Westcott from achieving his "goal".
Five years ago, after Kotori was turned into a Spirit by <Phantom>, Woodman recruited her into Ratatoskr and gave her the rank of a Commander. He attempted to extract the Sephira Crystal from her body and turn her back into a normal human. However, he was unsuccessful and theorized that a Sephira Crystal can only be extracted if all currently known Spirits have their mana stored into a single individual.
At first, he was unwilling to resort to using Shido's power to seal the Spirits' mana inside his body for his goals, believing nothing good will come out of storing all that power in a single person. Eventually, he was forced to use him as there was no other solution found. The other members of the Round Table, however, remained hesitant and created a satellite weapon called <Dainsleif> that would constantly monitor Shido and would kill him if he went berserk. Woodman, however, only gave the activation key to Kotori, knowing the other members of the Round Table could not be trusted with it.
- Light Novel
- Volume 1 (Voice Only)
- Volumes 5, 8, 12, 14-15
- Volume 10
- Season 2, Episode 4
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Before beginning his fight against Westcott, Woodman took out something from his pocket that resembled a golden dog tag (金色のドッグタグ, Kin'iro no doggutagu?). The off screen nature of the fight leaves both Woodman's battle capacities and the purpose of the name tag unclear. However, through unknown means, Woodman was able to demonstrate the capacity to fight Westcott to a stalemate while the latter was in possession of the Demon King <Beelzebub>. Despite losing an arm and a leg from the conflict, he managed to sever Westcott's arm in exchange, something which the DEM director even praised his rival for. However, Karen's concerns before the fight began indicates that his body does not have the stamina to endure either using his powers or lasting a long battle. 
- (To Kotori Itsuka) “………I’m sorry to have pushed such a detestable role to you.” 
- (To Tohka Yatogami) "Tohka-san. Right now, are you happy?" 
- (To Karen Nora Mathers) “Not far away, it might be possible there will be a direct battle with DEM…………please be prepared, Karen.” 
- (To Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott) “I won't let that happen. That's what <Ratatoskr> is for” 
- (To Kotori Itsuka) “------Don’t misunderstand this, Commander Itsuka. Your most important task is not to give judgement when the time comes. It is diligently work to prevent the when the time comes to happen. I am counting on you, Commander Itsuka” 
- (To Ratatoskr's executive staff) “I did not tell you to follow my lead, but at least you should comply with the agreement. If you want to violate the agreement, then I also have my intentions.” 
- (To Origami Tobiichi) “To save Spirits. That is my greatest goal.” 
- (To Shido Itsuka) “—I fell in love with her.” 
- (To Shido Itsuka) “I see… you do look familiar—with the boy from then…” 
- Woodman's name references William Robert Woodman, one of the three founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn which was one of the orders of the Hermetic Qabalah.
- During <Ratatoskr> 's conference meetings, he is represented by the symbol of a squirrel hugging a walnut.