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Not far away, it might be possible there will be a direct battle with DEM…………please be prepared, Karen. [1]

—Elliot Baldwin Woodman, to Karen Nora Mathers

Elliot Baldwin Woodman
Elliot picture (2)
Katakana エリオット・ボールドウィン・ウッドマン
Romaji Eriotto Bōrudowin Uddoman
Age 51 (Approximately) [2]
Status Alive
Gender Male
Species Human
Hair Color Light Blond (Light Novel)
White (Anime, Season 2)
Blond (Anime, Season 3)
Eye Color Green (Season 3-5)
Dark Blue (Season 2)
Personal Status
Occupation Ratatoskr's Founder
Novel Debut Volume 1 (Voice Only)
Volume 5 (Actual Appearance)
Anime Debut Date A Live Ⅱ Episode 4
Japanese Jouji Nakata
Hikaru Midorikawa (Youth) [3]
Makoto Koichi (Child) [4]
English Ed Blaylock (Season 2)
John Swasey (Seasons 3-4)
Robin Clayton (Child)

Elliot Baldwin Woodman (エリオット・ボールドウィン・ウッドマン, Eriotto Bōrudowin Uddoman?) is the founder of Ratatoskr, and the primary benefactor behind the movement to seal the Spirits by using Shido Itsuka. His non-aggressive actions directly contrast those of Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott, whom he used to work with 30 years ago.


Woodman is Ratatoskr's founder and Kotori's benefactor. He has an unconventional method of communication and conversation, much to the dismay of those working under him. He once worked alongside the current DEM managing director, Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott. However, he claims to have left DEM after falling in love with the First Spirit, and he left Westcott's side to form Ratatoskr in order to help save other Spirits.


Elliot is described as a man who looks to be around his 50s. His blond hair and beard are beginning to fade white from age. However, he's not old to the point that he can be called an old man. He wears glasses, which during his conversations with Westcott and Shido is revealed due to his eyes recently starting to go bad. He is always seen in a wheelchair and being assisted by his secretary, Karen.

While using his golden CR-Unit, Elliot returns to his heyday as a young, handsome man.


Overall, Elliot is a kindhearted man. He wishes to save the world from the Spacequakes without having to kill the Spirits that caused them and therefore created Ratatoskr. He was also against using Shido and his power to seal the Spirits' Reiryoku into his body to accomplish this goal at first, believing nothing good would come from storing all that power in a single person. Elliot deeply cares about others, becoming happy when Tohka tells him that she is happy to live as a normal person and refusing to kill Shido when he goes out of control while he can still be saved. His kindness even extends into selflessness, as shown when he allows Mio to stay with Shido, despite having feelings for her himself.

Elliot has also shown himself to be a very perceptive and skillful tactician. He made an offer to the other leaders of Ratatoskr of handing over the shares of Asgard Electronics in order to buy more time as they pondered over the rationale behind such a tempting offer. He was also able to instantly conclude that Almsted created a device to hack into <Dáinsleif> and passed it onto Clayton to keep his own hands clean.

While he is kind towards his allies, Elliot has shown that he is not a complete pushover. He promised the other Ratatoskr leaders that they would be punished when they did not honor their deal, which states that Kotori would decide what to do if the Reiryoku inside Shido went berserk.



Woodman grew up in a village of Magus along with Westcott, Ellen, and Karen, but their hometown was burned down by humans who feared their power. With their families also dying from the ensuing massacre, the four survivors made a vow that day to seek revenge against humanity for this unforgivable act. After the wealthy couple that had adopted Westcott died, Woodman was supported by Westcott by using his inheritance as they studied occult and magic for the next ten years.

Woodman founded Deus Ex Machina Industries together with Westcott and Ellen. 30 years ago, by using the Spirit Formula, they caused the First Spirit to appear in the world, which caused the first Spacequake to form. However, Woodman claimed that he fell in love with the First Spirit at first sight, causing him to abandon DEM and form Ratatoskr with the goal of protecting the Spirits and preventing Westcott from achieving his "goal".

Five years ago, after Kotori was turned into a Spirit by Phantom, Woodman recruited her into Ratatoskr and gave her the rank of Commander. He attempted to extract the Sephira Crystal from her body and turn her back into a normal human. However, he was unsuccessful and theorized that a Sephira Crystal can only be extracted if all currently known Spirits have their Reiryoku stored in a single individual.

At first, he was unwilling to resort to using Shido's power to seal the Spirits' Reiryoku inside his body for his goals, believing nothing good would come out of storing that much power in a single person. Eventually, he was forced to use him when there was no other solution found. The other members of the Round Table, however, remained hesitant and created a satellite weapon called <Dáinsleif> that would constantly monitor Shido and would kill him if he went out of control. Still, Woodman only gave the activation key to Kotori, knowing the other members of the Round Table could not be trusted with the weapon.


Powers & Abilities[]


As a pure Magus (魔術師メイガス, Meigasu?) and the first artificial Wizard (魔術師ウイザード, Uizādo?) created through the Realizer, Woodman's talent at manipulating the Territory exceeds even Ellen Mathers. He even boasts that Ellen's status as the strongest Wizard is the result of his semi-retiring from combat. However, unlike Ellen who can safely manipulate her power at 100%, Woodman's tendency to exceed his limits results in his body getting more weakened after each fight. Woodman is able to demonstrate the capacity to fight Westcott to a stalemate while the DEM director was in possession of the Demon King <Beelzebub>. Despite losing an arm and a leg in the conflict, he managed to sever Westcott's arm in exchange, something that Westcott even praised his rival for accomplishing. He is able to defeat the world's strongest Wizard, Ellen, in a one-on-one fight, albeit at the cost of forcing his body past its natural limits. His skill as a Magus was only rivaled by Westcott and their village elders, and he could sense Westcott recreating the Spirit Formula long before the Spirits.

Equipment & Weapons:[]

  • Combat Realizer Unit (CR-Unit)
    • <Wodan> (ヴォーダン, Vōdan?): Woodman is able to summon his personal CR-Unit remotely through a golden dog tag (金色のドッグタグ, Kin'iro no doggutagu?). A golden CR-Unit bearing the same name as the Norse King of the Gods, it has been described to be the crystallization of <Ratatoskr>'s technology. Using this CR-Unit restores Woodman's youth back to its prime at the cost of burning out his remaining lifespan.
      • <Gungnir> (グングニル, Gunguniru?): Woodman's rifle extends outward to reveal the prototype and portable version of <Fraxinus>'s main cannon. Due to not being designed for individual use, the weapon is left in a half-destroyed state after being used at full power. Elliot's body also suffers a tremendous backlash from using it, breaking a few bones in the process. However, its firepower is enough to overpower Ellen's <Rhongomiant> and settle their match.


  • (To Kotori Itsuka) “………I’m sorry to have pushed such a detestable role to you.” [5]
  • (To Tohka Yatogami) "Tohka-san. Right now, are you happy?" [6]
  • (To Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott) “I won't let that happen. That's what <Ratatoskr> is for” [7]
  • (To Kotori Itsuka) “──Don’t misunderstand this, Commander Itsuka. Your most important task is not to give judgment when the time comes. It is diligently working to prevent anything when the time for it arrives. I am counting on you, Commander Itsuka” [8]
  • (To Ratatoskr's executive staff) “I did not tell you to follow my lead, but at least you should comply with the agreement. If you want to violate the agreement, then I also have my intentions.” [9]
  • (To Origami Tobiichi) “To save Spirits. That is my greatest goal.” [10]
  • (To Shido Itsuka) “──I fell in love with her.” [11]
  • (To Shido Itsuka) “I see… you do look familiar—with the boy from then…” [12]
  • (To Ellen Mira Mathers) “──Hey, long time no see, Ellen. Did you enjoy boasting being the strongest Wizard in a world without me around?”[13]
  • (To Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott) "I came here to see my friend’s death. Is that such a funny story, Ike?" [14]


  • Woodman's name references William Robert Woodman, one of the three founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn which was one of the orders of the Hermetic Qabalah.
  • During <Ratatoskr>'s conference meetings, he is represented by the symbol of a squirrel hugging a walnut.
  • In Old Saxon, Wodan is the name for Odin, king of the Norse Gods. Gungnir is also the name of Odin's iconic spear.


  1. Light Novel Volume 8, Chapter 5
  2. Woodman was 11 years old when his village was destroyed, which happened roughly 10 years before the great Eurasia Spacequake
  3. Date A Live V Episode 3, Credits
  4. Date A Live V Episode 6, Credits
  5. Light Novel Volume 5, Epilogue
  6. Light Novel Volume 8, Chapter 1
  7. Light Novel Volume 8, Chapter 5
  8. Light Novel Volume 12, Chapter 2
  9. Light Novel Volume 12, Epilogue
  10. Light Novel Volume 14, Chapter 3
  11. Light Novel Volume 14, Chapter 3
  12. Light Novel Volume 14, Chapter 3
  13. Light Novel Volume 17, Chapter 4
  14. Light Novel Volume 19, Final Chapter


Shido ItsukaKyouhei KannazukiElliot Baldwin WoodmanKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoMunechika NakatsugawaTatsuo ItsukaHiroto TonomachiFraser DouglasGillian AlmstedRoland ClaytonJames A. PaddingtonRoger MurdochSimpson
Mana TakamiyaHinako ShiizakiKozue MinowaKaren Nora MathersHaruko ItsukaEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftJessica BaileyRyouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. FujimuraCecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley SinclairMinerva RiddellTamae OkamineAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii FujibakamaHiroki TakajoNagisa HimekawaAsahi HoshimiyaKanon AyanokojiSawa YamauchiMatsurika SukarabeAya
Sephira Spirits
Tohka YatogamiYoshino HimekawaKurumi TokisakiKotori ItsukaYamai KazamachiMiku IzayoiNatsumi KyounoOrigami TobiichiNia HonjoMukuro Hoshimiya
Exclusive Spirits
Rinne SonogamiMaria ArusuMarina ArusuRio SonogamiMayuriRen
Other Spirits
Reine MurasameMio TakamiyaTohka Yatogami (Parallel World)
Doll MasterRinemu KirariMizuha BanouinMaya YukishiroAriadne FoxrotHaraka KagarikeOka MiyafujiYuri SagakureKareha BanouinCarte À JouerRetsumi Jugasaki
Other Quasi-Spirits
Hibiki HigoromoTsuanAiai NogiAyame TakeshitaYui SagakureIsami HijikataSheri MusikaFurue TonamiYue HiryuMayuka Momozono
Asgard Electronics
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersTatsuo ItsukaHaruko Itsuka
Round Table
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersFraser DouglasRoland ClaytonGillian Almsted
Fraxinus Bridge Members
Kotori ItsukaReine MurasameKyouhei KannazukiKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoHinako ShiizakiMunechika NakatsugawaKozue MinowaMana TakamiyaMARIA
Deus Ex Machina Industries
Sir Isaac Ray Pelham WestcottEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftNibelcole
James A. PaddingtonRoger MurdochSimpson
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersMana TakamiyaOrigami Tobiichi
Jessica BaileyMinerva Riddell • Edgar F. Carroll
Anti Spirit Team
Ryouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. Fujimura • Tomonara • Kagaya
Kyouhei KannazukiOrigami Tobiichi
Special Sorcery Service
Cecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley Sinclair
Artemisia Bell AshcroftMinerva Riddell
Raizen High School
Tamae OkamineReine Murasame • Chousoka Beshiyouichi
Shido ItsukaTohka YatogamiOrigami TobiichiKurumi Tokisaki Kaguya YamaiYuzuru YamaiHiroto TonomachiAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama