Desdemona, known as simply Dess to her fellow Midnighters, is a polymath. In the trilogy, polymaths are people who are extremely talented in math, instead of the traditional usage of the word "polymath." She uses this ability to deduce the "shape" of Midnight, and can find pockets of instability in the space-time continuum. She also is good at finding thirteen-letter words, so she is the Midnighters' main weapons maker.
Dess has dark brown hair and eyes, and olive skin. Her eyes flash purple in extreme light, and she wears sunglasses whenever she can for she has the same sensitivity to bright light that most Midnighters do.
The Secret Hour Edit
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In the beginning, Dess asks Jessica Day all these strange questions. at first, Jessica thinks Dess can read her mind and is trying to creep her out. Later, Jessica finds out about the Blue-Time and that Dess does the math, not read her mind.
Touching Darkness Edit
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After "borrowing" her father's GPS coordinate finder, Dess spends most of her time looking for patterns in the coordinates of the houses of the Midnighters. While looking at these patterns, she stumbles upon a strange house that is located in a theoretical "dark spot" in a mindcaster's radar. She decides to go and find out what was in the house.
There, Dess meets an old mindcaster named Madeline. Madeline tells Dess about the missing history of the Midnighters, and tells Dess about the Halfling named Aneatha who communicates between the Darklings and the Darkling Groupies. Dess tries to hide the new information from Melissa, in effort to protect Madeline from the darklings, but fails when Melissa forcefully reaches out and touches Dess, gaining access to all her secrets.
Blue Noon Edit
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