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Foil

Character Role Analysis

Pantalaimon and Lyra

Unlike Lyra, Pan is a bit of a scaredy-cat. As Lyra's daemon, Pan provides a foil to the headstrong girl. He is often cautious and wary, while Lyra tends to plunge headfirst into the excitement of the fray.