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Annie Horniman (アニー・ホーニマン Anī Hōniman?), full name Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman (アニー=エリザベス=フレデリカ=ホーニマン Anī Erizabesu Furederika Hōniman?), also simply called Annie (アニー Anī?) by her friend, is a posthumous character introduced in Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index.

AppearanceEdit

When reproduced, Annie looks like an old-fashioned tutor, with an old dress and a monocle.[1]

PersonalityEdit

She adores her best friend Mina Mathers, to the point she admits that she would destroy the world if anything happened to her.[2] By contrast, she loathes Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and can't understand why her best friend fell in love with him.[1]

What she thinks shows easily on her face.[1]

BackgroundEdit

While she was interested in the occult, the main reason she joined the Golden Dawn was because of her friend, Mina Mathers.[1]

At some point after her death, Annie Horniman was reproduced along with other members of the Golden Dawn by Coronzon, through the application of Tarot-based grimoires, as part of her anti-Crowley countermeasures.[3][4]

ChronologyEdit

Aleister Crowley ArcEdit

Main article: Aleister Crowley Arc

The recreated Mina Mathers refers at one point to her as the friend to whom she begged money for living expenses.[5]

Coronzon ArcEdit

Main article: Coronzon Arc

While the rest of the cabal hunted Aleister's group down, Annie and Westcott were assigned with playing the role of boogieman to the residents of London, to discourage them from venturing out and seeing things they weren't meant to, defeating the regrouped Amakusas along the way.[1]

They attempted to retrieve Dion Fortune after she was caught in the Lady of the Masquerade Ball's attack on Piccadilly Circus, but were delayed due to the actions of Misaka Tabigake and then Misaka Mikoto with the Anti-Art Attachment.[6] After failing to recover her, they encountered Fortune while investigating two distortions and when she stood against them to protect Hamazura Shiage who had picked her up instead.[7]

AbilitiesEdit

She wields two clubs, black and white, representing Jachin and Boaz (ヤッキンとボアズ Yakkin to Boazu?), the two pillars which stood on the porch of Solomon's Temple (ソロモン神殿 Soromon Shinden?). Thus creating the perfect altar, she can boost someone else's magic by saying the words Boost Target.[1] When she uses her clubs to boost a target, something like a soap bubble wavers from an instant behind Annie and the pillars, taller than she is.[1][6]

She can also use a cursing doll, with an unknown effect.[8]

Annie is capable of using a communication method, compared to astral projection but more primitive. Rather than dragging something from the physical body, it is more like causing something to grow, with magic power or an equivalent being vibrated at a set frequency to make contact. It isn't the most precise thing in the world and can cause discomfort to others nearby.[7]

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Golden Dawn

Founders
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Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers William Wynn Westcott William Robert Woodman
Members
Mina Mathers Dion Fortune Aleister (Golden Dawn)
Mina Mathers Dion Fortune

(Post-1900)

Aleister Crowley

(Defected)

Arthur Edward WaiteAnnie HornimanRobert William FelkinJohn William Brodie-InnesEdward BerridgeAllan BennettWilliam Butler Yeats
Lady of the Masquerade Ball (The Sphere) • Frederick Leigh Gardner (The Sphere) • Charles Rosher (The Sphere) • Israel Regardie (Post-1900) • Netta Fornario (Post-1900) • Paul Foster Case (Post-1900) • Anna Sprengel (Alleged)

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