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“It takes a special person to be able to see the darkness in someone and not condemn them.”
—Councillor Bronte, in Everblaze
Councillor Bronte has brown hair. He has grayish-blue eyes and pointy ears because he's over a few thousand years old and an Ancient.
Bronte is one of the twelve Councillors. He also has the job of mentoring Sophie in Inflicting because he is the only Inflictor besides her. He believes that the Council needs to work and understand the general public because they are currently too detached - a view Councillor Kenric also shared; Councillor Oralie shares this opinion as well. Bronte often walks among the people in the working-class cities of the Ancients, meaning he believes everyone is equal and to work and understand the elvin community.
Bronte is very grumpy and is in a consistently foul mood. (This is later on revealed to be in part, because of his ability.) It may also have to do with being an Ancient. Earlier on in the series, Bronte very much dislikes Sophie. He ignored the evidence that she existed, so when she was found to exist after Alden had searched, Bronte was not happy. However, as the series progresses, it seems like Bronte is not so anti-Sophie after all, and becomes one of her few supporters on the Council. In Nightfall, the book, this becomes so much that Sophie thinks that someone kidnapped Councillor Bronte and replaced him with someone else. His mind is described as icy in comparison to Fitz's, as it feels like an icy gust. This reflects his personality.
Sophie also tried to inflict positive emotions on Bronte, and Bronte actually needed dark emotions to stop having positive emotions. (The positive inflicting nearly gave Bronte- in Sophie Foster's words- a "weird mental shutdown".
- Bronte is revealed to be Sophie's biological father in Legacy.
- Bronte was a newly appointed Emissary when Serenvale was overthrown and Fallon Vacker was a Councillor.