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Colette Voltaire

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Colette Voltaire is the daughter of the Master of Paris and also serves in his intelligence division. She gives the appearance of being roughly thirty, but since her father is still looking relatively sprightly at (at least) 200, this remains an open question.

She first appears in the "canon" on page 079 of Act 02 Volume 02, wherein she gives her father a brief report on Agatha's arrival in Paris. Following Agatha's audience with the Master, Colette is assigned to be Agatha's designated guide and research assistant minder while the latter woman is in Paris.

Colette's first name is used in-strip for the first time by one of her many siblings as she arrives, with Agatha and company in tow, at her family château; but it has been long known from her appearance in The Works (see below.)

She unsurprisingly had adventurous dealings with Gil and Wooster when the latter two were students in Paris.

The WorksEdit


Colette Voltaire as she appears in the card deck The Works.

Long before her arrival in the comic, Colette was included in The Works card game, looking almost identical to her first official appearance. Her epithets in the game are Hero and Spy.

Possibly Relevant Outside InformationEdit

Colette was the surname of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.

Voltaire was the pen name of the famous French author François-Marie Arouet.

Although one might suspect a shoutout to the webcomic Athena Voltaire which was nominated for an Eisner Award, as The Works was published in 2001, and Athena Voltaire made its debut in 2002, this appears unlikely.

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