Klaus Baudelaire

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Name: Klaus Baudelaire
Occupation: Orphan
Relationships: Beatrice Baudelaire (mother)
Violet Baudelaire, Sunny Baudelaire (siblings)
Fandom: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Other: Played by actor Liam Aiken in the movie and by actor Louis Hynes in the TV show
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Klaus Baudelaire is one of the main characters in the book series A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as the movie and TV show of the same name.


Klaus, along with his sisters Violet and Sunny, is recently orphaned and sent between many different housing situations as they are pursued for their inherited fortune. He is the middle sibling and loves to read and research.



Alongside his sisters, Klaus is frequently headcanonned as autistic.

I think this one is really interesting because watching the show, as a viewer, you see the kids as the only “normal” ones while everyone else seems illogical and weird. Everyone else, really with the exception of the Quagmire children, views the Baudelaire Kids as odd and themselves as the normal ones. They state and reinforce the point that the kids just don’t get certain things, typically because of their age, and that the adults and others in the show know better.

[...] Both of them have special interests and things that they excel and know pretty much everything about; Klaus with books and research and Violet with her inventions.

However, I think part of the reason there are not a lot of stand out things we can point to to say that “Look at this; they’re autistic because of this” is because as the viewer we see things from their perspective (well technically Lemony’s perspective but I also feel like he could fall under the neurodivergent branch due to his perspective and understanding of events). We see everyone else as weird and odd, something autistic people are typically seen as, because the actions of Violet and Klaus make sense from their/our perspective.


Klaus is very into words, it could just be "his thing" but he has a definition for everything, this could be his hyperfixation. He also has some slight anger issues, especially when things dont go the exact way he wants it to.



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