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I didn't realize there was a castaway up there. Look! She has the same tattoo as the villain!
— Mr. Pitcairn, The End

Mr. Pitcairn is a colonist on The Island.


Early Life

It is unknown how Mr. Pitcairn came to the island nor why he chose to stay. His job on the island was to gather coconuts with Ms. Marlow from the island's coconut trees.

He seems to be loyal to Ishmael and to see things with a black-and-white morality.[1]

The End

Ms. Marlow: The Baudelaires never should have been abandoned in the first place! All they wanted to do was help their friend!
Mr. Pitcairn: Their friend is suspicious. She arrived on a raft of books.
The End

While storm-scavenging the day that Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire wash ashore, Mr. Pitcairn finds the top of a chest of drawers. At Ishmael's suggestion, he discards them onto the sleigh for the sheep to take to the arboretum.

He is among the crowd of islanders who go storm-scavenging the day that Count Olaf and Kit Snicket wash up ashore, with Kit on a raft of books. The colonists leave to go fetch Ishmael to decide what to do, leaving Olaf under the watch of Friday Caliban and the Baudelaires. Upon returning, he spots the Incredibly Deadly Viper, which frightens him. He also spots Kit Snicket on the raft, and points out that she has the same tattoo as Olaf, who they consider a villain. Ishmael then convinces the crowd to abandon Olaf, Kit and the Baudelaires on the coastal shelf.

When there is a mutiny over breakfast, Mr. Pitcairn is seen trying to bite Brewster's finger as Sherman throws sand in his face. He argues with Ms. Marlow that Kit seemed suspicious, as she arrived on a raft of books, which Ishmael believes to be dangerous.

Probable Death

You and the Baudelaires are the ones who got us into this mess, but Ishmael's going to get us out.
— Mr. Pitcairn, The End.

It is unknown if he met his fate by being poisoned by the Medusoid Mycelium. It is noted that the Incredibly Deadly Viper followed the boat with an apple, and as the Baudelaires did not know this, it is possible some islanders survived to report this to Lemony Snicket. Friday knew the snake to be friendly, and thus may have taken the apple from it; however, it is unknown if she would have been able to convince Mr. Pitcairn or the drugged islanders to eat it.