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|“||Mr. Snicket? I'm your niece, Beatrice Baudelaire... the second. Would you like to hear a story about our family?||”|
Beatrice Snicket (also known as Beatrice Baudelaire, Beatrice Baudelaire II and possibly Beatrice Denouement) is the daughter of Kit Snicket born during The End. Though the books do not reveal who her father is, the TV series shows that Dewey Denouement is her father. She is ten years old by the time her final letter in The Beatrice Letters is written.
Prior to the airing of Season 3 of the Netflix adaptation, it was unclear who Beatrice's father was. Her father was theorized to be Dewey Denouement as he whispers Kit's name during his death in The Penultimate Peril from a harpoon gun and drowning, perhaps implying a relationship between Kit and Dewey.
However, in the book, the only confirmed relationship Kit had was with Count Olaf, allowing for the possibility that he is actually her father, although this would mean that Kit and Olaf would have had to been together several months before The End, which seems very much unlikely given their antagonistic relationship. It is also implied in the books that the two haven't seen each other in many years, thus making Olaf being Beatrice's father even more unlikely.
The show chooses to portray Dewey Denouement as Beatrice's father unambiguously. He and Kit had been planning on defecting from V.F.D. to raise their child after Count Olaf's trial.
During The End, Beatrice was born on the island. Her mother died soon after giving birth, as a result of poisoning by the Medusoid Mycelium. Named Beatrice after the Baudelaires' late mother, she was raised by the Baudelaires for a year on that island before they set sail to attempt to reach land. In order to survive, they ate apples, applesauce and sheep milk, and whatever food they could find.
The Baudelaires set sail, but the boat they were, The Beatrice in crashed. Beatrice somehow became separated from the Baudelaires.
Beatrice did, however, have a ring which Kit told the Baudelaires to give to Beatrice.
The Beatrice Letters
Later on, in The Beatrice Letters, she begins to send letters to her uncle, Lemony Snicket, asking for his aid in finding the Baudelaires, who were separated from her at sea at some point in the last ten or so years. Violet allegedly made an emergency repair to The Beatrice in order for Beatrice to sail safely to the city.
There, she entered the V.F.D. school and became a baticeer (a person who trains bats) just like Beatrice Baudelaire. Beatrice later acquires an office on the 14th floor of the Rhetorical Building, directly above Lemony Snicket's office.
She eventually tracks him down, and her final letter is a note passed to him at a restaurant revealing that she is the ten-year-old girl sitting not far away from him. Despite this, it is not known whether or not all her written communication with Lemony was successful, as there is no record of Lemony replying to her letters. It can be assumed, however, that he received her first letter, due to the note in the margin that seems to be in his handwriting.
At some point in time, Beatrice traded the ring to a group of shepherds, for a yak ride to see a cave in which Lemony Snicket stayed for several months.
Beatrice appears in the Netflix series' adaptation of The End as a baby, as well as her ten-year-old self (played by Angelina Capozzoli) in a subplot which incorporates the story of The Beatrice Letters, detailing her attempts to track her uncle Lemony down while he consciously attempts to avoid her. After receiving her thirteenth letter he relents and her and Lemony's first meeting is depicted in the episode's final scene: she introduces herself as Beatrice Baudelaire and they share root beer floats as she begins sharing a story of Finnish female pirates she and the Baudelaires encountered after they left the island.
- Although not a Baudelaire by blood, she refers to herself as 'Beatrice Baudelaire' in her letters documented in The Beatrice Letters. The most likely reason seems to be simply that she considers the Baudelaires to be more of a family to her than the Snickets (or the Denouements) or that the Baudelaires have raised her all her life.
- Her silhouette can be seen hiding in the back of Beatrice's hair on the cover of The Beatrice Letters.
- Sunny Baudelaire's nickname for Beatrice in Chapter Fourteen was 'you little thing', described as 'a term of endearment she had made up herself'.