|“||Remember you will die. And when you die, you won't think of your family. You won't think of your friends, or your career or the way the land looks when sun sets behind the mountains. You'll think of the day we beat another team at sports!||”|
— Ms. Tench, "The Austere Academy: Part One"
Ms. Tench was the former Prufrock Preparatory School gym teacher.
Miss Tench was a gym teacher at Prufrock Preparatory School. Vice Principal Nero says she "accidentally fell out of a third-story window a few days ago." It is unclear if she died, or if she survived with injuries. Until Nero could find another gym teacher, he instructed the children just to run around as fast as they could at gym time.
TV Series Divergent Canon
Ms. Tench is on her way to an away game in the Prufrock Preparatory School bus with her whole sports team and is delivering a long and dramatic speech to her students when the Bus Driver informs her that there is someone on the road in front of them. The bus stops and Ms. Tench angrily allows the person, Larry Your-Waiter, into the bus after he tells her he needs to get to Prufrock straight away after his catering truck had broken down.
The bus turns around and Ms. Tench starts to continue her speech until the bus comes to a sudden and unexpected stop, and the driver states that they must have blown a tire. Ms. Tench declares that she will fix it, as she was "coach of the year, Berlin, '39". She walks outside but is greeted with the sight of a hook impaled in one of the tires, and is confused until Count Olaf appears behind her with his troupe. The Hook-Handed Man, one of Olaf's henchmen, says he'll take back the hook, and the troupe hijack the bus. It is mentioned by another of Olaf's associates that both Ms. Tench and the Bus Driver were crying as they threw them off the bus.
It is unclear what happened to her and the team, as Nero mentions that they mysteriously vanished.
- Ms. Tench, Mr. Remora and Mrs. Bass are named after fish, because a group of fish is called a school.
|A Series of Unfortunate Events (Books)|
|1. The Bad Beginning (1999):||Absent||7. The Vile Village (2001):||Absent|
|2. The Reptile Room (1999):||Absent||8. The Hostile Hospital (2001):||Absent|
|3. The Wide Window (2000):||Absent||9. The Carnivorous Carnival (2002):||Absent|
|4. The Miserable Mill (2000):||Absent||10. The Slippery Slope (2003):||Absent|
|5. The Austere Academy (2000):||Mentioned||11. The Grim Grotto (2004):||Absent|
|6. The Ersatz Elevator (2001):||Absent||12. The Penultimate Peril (2005):||Absent|
|13. The End (2006):||Absent|
|All the Wrong Questions|
|Who Could That Be at This Hour? (2012):||Absent||Shouldn't You Be in School? (2014):||Absent|
|When Did You See Her Last? (2013):||Absent||Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights? (2015):||Absent|
|File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (2014):||Absent|
|Other Snicket Books|
|Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (2002):||Absent|
|The Dismal Dinner (2004):||Absent|
|The Beatrice Letters (2006):||Absent|
|The Hero of the Story (2017):||Absent|
- The Austere Academy (mentioned)
- A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series)