Foaly is a centaur who is the LEP's head technological advisor. He is well known for his strong friendship with Holly Short and his run-ins with Commander Root. Foaly is extremely proud of his inventions (having registered more patents than any living fairy) and codes them all in the ancient language Centaurian.


Not much is known about Foaly outside of the books' time, but he was Opal Koboi's rival in college and won the science prize in the Brotherhood of Engineers Masters for his iris-cam. He then founded his own company and started working for the LEP.

In the first book, he helps Commander Root with the siege on Fowl Manor by setting up the Time-Stop Towers and providing general technical assistance.

He doesn't play a large part in the second book, but in the third and fourth books. He even helped Holly Short illegally when she assisted in recovering the C Cube from Jon Spiro. In the fourth book, he was the one who convinced Ark Sool and the council that Opal Koboi had returned from her coma to seek revenge on the fairies.



Foaly as he appears in the graphic novel.

Foaly has a bad case of paranoia, wearing a tinfoil hat to prevent brain-probing rays (although he disposed of it when he met a female centaur, Caballine) wherever he goes, and even has a hat decorator.

He is often offended when other people take his inventions for granted, or refer to them in layman's terms. At these moments, he generally tries to explain the genius of these inventions, to no avail.

When under extreme stress, he has a habit of singing Riverbend, (the fairy equivilent of human Country and Western).

Physical Appearance

Foaly's appearance in the books are not described, but the Graphic Novels depict him as being strangely green-skinned, with flared nostrils and yellow hair. He is almost never seen without his lab coat.



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