John William Brodie-Innes (ジョン=ウィリアム=ブロディ=イネス Jon Wiriamu Burodi Inesu?) is a posthumous character introduced in Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index.


When reproduced, Brodie-Innes is described as wearing a judge's black robes.[1]



At some point after his death, John William Brodie-Innes 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.[2][3]


Coronzon ArcEdit

Main article: Coronzon Arc

During the Crowley's Hazard invasion of the United Kingdom, Felkin was among the reproduced members of the Golden Dawn who confronted Aleister Crowley in the graveyard of Westminster Abbey.[4][5] He and Arthur Edward Waite accompanied Dion Fortune in pursuit of Aleister, heading for the Naked Shopping Center in Piccadilly Circus[1] After Fortune and Waite were temporarily incapacitated, Brodie-Innes acted to buy time for the Lady of the Masquerade Ball to launch an attack with Taphthartharath.[6][7]

During the Golden Dawn's pursuit of the British Royal Family on the roads between London and Edinburgh,[8] Brodie-Innes acted when Cutia Virginroad tried to use the leash from her destroyed weapon to attack Mathers, using a modified pyramid cross to turn her own power against her in the form of a beast made of red cubes.[9] When Kamijou Touma joined the battle and faced Mathers, Brodies-Innes and Robert William Felkin were distracted by his ploy and collided with each other, taking them out of the fight.[10]

While he, Gardner and Felkin were catching up to rejoin the battle, Aleister managed to disrupt the flow of power to the reproductions' grimoire bodies, causing them to come apart and revert to cards.[11]


Brodie-Innes wears shoes with special metal soles, which produce sparks when he strikes the ground. He uses the sparks to form the shapes of various crosses,[4][6] including Calvary cross, the equal-armed cross, the pyramid cross and the Maltese cross among others - joints in a battle formation[5] and intersections in magical symbols.[9]

The primary effects of his crosses are the gathering, directing, and scattering of power and the more time he is given, the greater the formation that can be weaved together.[5] He is capable of using his crosses in connection with an enemy's magical symbols to turn their power against them.[9] In the case of Cutia Virginroad, he used a modified pyramid cross to turn her spell's power into a beast made of red cubes which attacked her.[9]

While reviewing Felkin's Tattva-based items, Aleister remarked that if anyone in the Golden Dawn was using an Eastern method, he expected it to be Brodie-Innes.[5]


  • In real life, John William Brodies-Innes was a member of the Golden Dawn and a leading member of the group's Amen-Ra Temple in Edinburgh. During the schisms which led to the collapse of the order, he remained loyal to Mathers.

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Aleister Crowley


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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