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Plot[]

Tohka Dead End[]

After successfully sealing Tohka, Kotori undergoes an online meeting with <Ratatoskr>’s Round Table members. The other members were either wondering about the origins of Shido’s powers or the potential consequences of sealing a Spirit’s power inside a human. In the end, Woodman, who is represented through a squirrel icon, congratulates Kotori for the results she has brought and tells her that he expects great things from her in the future.

Yamai Tempest[]

As Kotori arrives for her conference meeting, she approaches Woodman who is inside a room filled with Braille books. In turn, Woodman asks how Kotori is doing, since she had to use <Camael> earlier. Kotori replies that she is fine and that she’s sorry to worry him. He then tells her that he has received a report that a DEM ship has confronted <Fraxinus>, though Kotori tells him that it’s probably fine since Kannazuki was placed in command of the ship. However, he then informs her that he also received a report that Shido manifested an Angel and that resealing Kotori’s powers was likely the trigger. Apologetically, he reminds Kotori of the disaster that would happen if the powers sealed inside Shido went out of control, despite personally hating the role that he had to force Kotori to assume. Nevertheless, Kotori acknowledges the event and states that she will kill Shido if the worst-case situation comes to pass.

Natsumi Search[]

While Shido and Tohka are about to go to the shopping district, Tohka accidentally runs into Woodman. As Tohka and Shido apologize, Woodman returns the apology as well, saying that he might go to hell if he hurts such a cute girl like Tohka. He then asks if Shido and Tohka can help with directions to the public hospital. As they are walking, he tells Shido to just call him Baldwin, and that the lady pushing her wheelchair is called Karen.

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Elliot with Karen

He then says that he is grateful to be helped by such a cute couple while in a foreign country, much to Shido’s embarrassment and Tohka’s confusion about what a couple is. He then asks Tohka how long she has known Shido, to which Tohka replies that she met Shido during the Spacequake. However, she embarrassingly tries to deny being the cause of the Spacequake and quickly lies that they met in a Spacequake shelter. As he then asks if Tohka is happy right now, Tohka replies that she is indeed content with her life. At that moment, the alarm for the Spacequake sounds. As Shido leaves to confront the Spirit, he tells Woodman that he should evacuate to the Spacequake shelter. Before parting, he tells Shido that he is leaving the Spirit up to him.

After separating from Shido and Tohka, Karen asks him what they should do now, as they have just received several messages from Kotori about their sudden appearance in Japan. Woodman replies that he would like to see the DEM member who was captured during the incident with <Berserk>. Afterward, Karen asks her boss if there were any problems with the pair that they had just met, to which Woodman replies that it’s fine since they looked stable. This relieves both of them since they had received disturbing reports of Tohka inversing and Shido manifesting an Angel. With his worries eased, Woodman tells Karen that he is glad they came to Japan since Tohka seemed very happy.

Much later, the two arrive at a building owned by <Ratatoskr> on the outskirts of Tengu City. The building contained the jail holding James A. Paddington. As Karen wheels Woodman into the room, James’ body is used as a puppet so that Westcott can communicate with them. Westcott greets him and asks how he has been doing recently, to which Woodman complains that his eyes have started going bad recently. Then, Westcott informs him that they had just succeeded in inversing <Princess> last month and have made significant progress towards achieving their goal. He requests that Woodman return to offer his assistance towards this goal, saying that Ellen would be most pleased if he did. However, Woodman refuses, saying that his decision has not changed since 30 years ago. In response, Westcott states that he is disappointed that the fever that struck him 30 years ago has still not healed.

Westcott ends the conversation with a threat of no mercy the next time they meet. As Westcott leaves, James A. Paddington starts to cough blood from his mouth. Seeing this scene, he responds that Westcott has not changed in the slightest. After the conversation has ended, Woodman tells her that she should prepare herself for a possible battle with DEM in the future. In response, Karen tells him that there are no problems because she has long concluded that she and her sister would never understand each other.

Tobiichi Angel[]

Woodman is briefly mentioned by Ellen when she engages Kotori and Fraxinus with Goetia, where she tells any one of the crew who escapes to deliver a message that she will find him and take his head.

Itsuka Disaster[]

After Shido collapsed, Kotori once again went on a conference meeting with the <Ratatoskr> Round Table Members. The other members start to panic about the catastrophe before them and ponder if it is time to use <Dáinsleif>. However, Woodman reassures Kotori that her job is not to pull the trigger when the time comes, but rather she must diligently work to prevent the worst-case scenario from happening. In response to Woodman’s words, Kotori fixes her posture and gives a salute.

As Shido’s condition turned critical, the members of <Ratatoskr> had another meeting to discuss the situation. During the meeting, he and Karen were the only ones physically present. The other members (Gillian Almsted, Frazer Douglas, and Roland Clayton) were all holograms since the meeting included representatives from around the world. Woodman is questioned by Frazer Douglas on why he only gave the key to <Dáinsleif> to Kotori. In his thoughts, he thinks that the other members would have pulled the trigger without any delay. Despite <Ratatoskr> being an organization dedicated to saving the Spirits, only the Woodman-based fractions implement that principle to heart, the rest are merely here for their own interests. As soon as the risks outweigh the benefits, he predicts that the other members wouldn’t hesitate to cut their ties with the Spirits.

However, in order to buy more time for Kotori, he offers the other members one percent of Asgard Electronics’ shares for every minute that passes. However, before the other members can make their decisions, Clayton yells that it’s impossible for the situation to be salvaged. He reveals his own detonator for <Dáinsleif> and, despite Woodman’s protests, doesn’t hesitate to pull the trigger.

After the situation, Shido has been saved by the combined efforts of the sealed Spirits, the meeting in <Ratatoskr>’s headquarters went into chaos, as three executives discussed Clayton’s firing of <Dáinsleif> and Phantom’s intervention. Then, Woodman struck the table in order to silence everyone present. He tells them that he knows that Almsted was likely the one who had handed Clayton the detonator, and they will be informed of their punishment later. He tells them that he did ask them to follow his lead, but they should at least comply with the agreement. Before having Karen push him out of the meeting, he advises the executives to be more cautious with their footsteps.

Mukuro Planet[]

As Shido and the others arrive at the base where the new Fraxinus EX is located, the ship's AI, Maria, informs everyone that Woodman would like to speak with them. As they arrive at his study, Shido and Tohka are shocked to see the same person they met in October before Natsumi's arrival. Giving out a mischievous expression, he remarks how it is good to see them both again. As Kotori asks how they know each other, Woodman replies back that they met when he visited Tengu City. Kotori tells him that is dangerous, since there was no telling what could have happened to him. Responding without the slightest hint of regret, he tells Kotori that he will be more careful in the future.

Woodman then tells Shido that he is grateful to him for all of his endeavors in helping save the Spirits. In response, Shido remarks that he also wants to thank Woodman for helping Kotori after <Phantom> turned her into a Spirit 5 years ago, and for informing him about Spirits who are suffering from AST and DEM's attacks. Suddenly, Woodman's expression turns more serious as he apologizes to Shido about the <Dainself> incident and assures Shido that he has given strict orders to ensure that it never happens again. While feeling somewhat conflicted, Shido replies back that such a precaution is indispensable in the event that he ever loses control, and he would still have chosen to save the Spirits even if they had told him beforehand. However, Mukuro's words still haunt Shido's mind, causing him to ask Woodman the reason why Ratatoskr is so invested in saving Spirits.

As if understanding their intentions, Woodman remarks that it may be hard to believe, but saving Spirits is his greatest goal. However, Nia calls him out for his noble attitude, revealing that she had used her <Rasiel> a month ago to find out that Woodman is a co-founder of DEM and had summoned the First Spirit into the world 30 years ago with Ellen and Westcott. As everyone is shocked by this revelation, Woodman lets out a sigh and tells everyone that he didn't want to conceal this, but now is a good time to tell them everything. He admits that he used to work alongside Westcott and had similar intentions to harness the power of the Spirits. However, upon seeing the First Spirit, he instantly fell in love with her. Changing his ideals, he then left DEM Industries and established Ratatoskr to protect the Spirits with his life, even if it meant that he had to renounce his old friends and comrades.

As Woodman remarks how silly of a reason that may seem, Shido responds that he agrees with Ratatoskr's ideology. Woodman then introduces everyone to Karen, who had also left DEM with him. When Karen reveals to everyone that she is in love with Elliot and wants to bear his offspring, he laughs and remarks that it's quite bothersome. Afterwards, he asks Shido to come closer, since his eyes have gotten worse. He mutters that Shido does resemble the boy from that time. As Shido questions what he meant, the emergency alarm for the facility starts to ring. As a result of <Beelzebub>, DEM had found out their location and began their attack. Seeing this, he tells Kotori and the others to hurry to the new Fraxinus in order to save Mukuro. Meanwhile, he and Karen will take an alternative route, since he still has something to take care of. As Kotori worries about his safety, he tells everyone that he has already decided to die holding his girl's loving hand. When Karen comments that his hand is empty, he asserts that he can't let someone as talented as Karen die. As they part ways, he wishes Kotori and others good luck with their mission.

Mukuro Family[]

During the DEM raid on Ratatoskr headquarters, Woodman remarks that he had predicted that something like this might happen, but is still taken aback by the grand scale that Westcott had implemented. In response, Karen tells him that Westcott is not the type to overthink though. Instead, he is more like a child wanting to show off a new toy to an old friend. Karen then asks what he thinks would happen if someone like him is left in a room with a nuclear weapons launch pad with nothing else but his own curiosity present. Woodman responds by saying that the mere thought of that would terrify him. As they make their way to the escape helicopter, they are intercepted by Westcott.

As he questions if this timely arrival of his old colleague is due to his newly acquired Demon King, Westcott admits that he had to use his own intuition since the Demon King <Beelzebub>'s information network is still scrambled by <Sister>. After exchanging pleasantries with his old friend, Woodman asks if the DEM director has come to kill them. In response, Westcott retorts that would defeat the entire purpose of not bringing Ellen along. If possible, he would wish to bring both him and Karen back to DEM. Upon voicing his refusal, Westcott summons <Beelzebub> and asks for his old rival to at least entertain him. Despite never wanting to be in such circumstances, Woodman merely sighs and pushes his hands down to raise himself from his wheelchair. However, his shoulder is pushed down by Karen, who tells him that fighting is out of the question. Relaxing her concerns, he tenderly brushes away Karen’s hand and remarks that he still at least has both of his hands. Just before confronting Westcott, he takes something resembling a golden name tag from his breast pocket.

After Shido wakes up, he receives a call from Woodman. Apparently, the results of his battle with Westcott cost him an arm and a leg. However, before he can elaborate further, Karen scolds him and demands he continue his medical treatment. Upon Karen's insistence, he ends the transmission with Shido and the others.

Kurumi Ragnarok[]

Woodman is present during the pre-war briefing against DEM. He informs Shido that Ratatoskr will be providing their full might to support him in the incoming war. However, Woodman acknowledges that in terms of sheer quantity, they are greatly outnumbered and likely will lose. Still, he specifies that Westcott's leadership is a double-edged sword. While the DEM director's charisma allowed him to build his enormous empire, DEM would fall victim to infighting without his strong central pull. As a result, he tells Shido and the others to prioritize taking out Westcott and Ellen during the upcoming war.

During the conflict, after Ellen is deployed to the battlefield, Woodman concludes that he is the only one available who can stop her. Before leaving to intercept Ellen, he and Karen have a brief conversation where Karen discusses the possibility of running away and starting a family together, which she was half joking about. Woodman’s sense of responsibility causes him to decline the offer, but he nonetheless offers an apology to Karen.

Equipping his golden CR-Unit, Woodman's youth is restored to his prime as he confronts his old childhood friend Ellen. Much to Ellen's ire, Woodman casually greets her on the battlefield, citing that it's been a long time and asking if Ellen enjoyed the title of being the strongest Wizard without him around.

Mio Game Over[]

As the battle commences, Woodman and Ellen engage in an aerial dogfight. Woodman matches Ellen blow for blow, countering the DEM Wizard's furious attacks with his long-distance rifle. Their ultimate attacks clash, and Woodman emerges victorious. He stands over the defeated Ellen, who demands that her life be taken. Woodman initially complies, only to redirect his laser blade towards the Realizer on the back of Ellen's CR-Unit instead, removing her abilities as a Wizard. After Ellen exhausts herself from her response to not being killed, and falls unconscious, Woodman finds himself unable to stand, having suffered similar injuries as a result of overusing <Gungnir>. He admits that Ellen has surpassed him as a Wizard due to being able to safely use her power without overexerting herself. Before closing his eyes, Woodman witnesses the activation of Mio’s Angel, marveling at the beauty of the Spirit of Origin one last time.

Mio True End[]

In the new timeline, Woodman is onboard <Ulmus> with Karen when he notices DEM's sudden ambush against Fraxinus. Similar to the previous timeline, Woodman resolves to once again use his CR-Unit <Wodan> to aid in fending off the threat. However, thanks to the fortunate timing of Kurumi's sneak attack against Westcott, Woodman is able to avoid using his CR-Unit, which would have burned away his remaining lifespan.

Much later, after the final battle concluded, Woodman is present along with Karen during Westcott's dying moments. Ellen begs him to save Westcott's life, even going so far as to offer anything in return. However, Woodman remains silent, voicelessly acknowledging that Westcott's current state of being reduced to a head and torso meant it was impossible to save him at that point. When Westcott wearily asks if he came to mock him one last time, Woodman tersely replies that he only came to see his friend's last moments. This remark causes Westcott to erupt into laughter, which causes the DEM director to state that they were truly comrades from being rejected by the same woman.

Tohka Good End First Half[]

After Ellen had lost her memories of DEM, Woodman is revealed to have personally recommended a role for her at Ratatoskr.

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