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Walt'r is a minor character in Broken Age.

Biography[ | ]

Walt'r is Car'l's husband and the father of M'ggie and Ch't. He is a devoted follower of Harm'ny Lightbeard. To "lighten" his name, Walter removed one of its letters. When Walter goes through a midlife crisis, he becomes devoted to the guru Harm'ny Lightbeard and his philosophy of lightness. Giving all of their money to the guru, Walter takes his entire family up to Harm'ny's village in the sky, Meriloft, so they can better study his teachings.

Act 1[ | ]

Walter -now known as Walt'r- works as a preener in Meriloft, tending the variety of bird nests. Preeners also replace lost eggs with heavy golden ones to prevent the birds from flying off with them and losing them.

The day after Meriloft's Maidens Feast, a big blue bird named Jessie flies in with a teenage girl on her back. The girl, Vella, tumbles out of Jessie's nest and introduces herself to Walt'r and Ch't, explaining that she was a Sugar Bunting Maiden, but fought back against Mog Chothra, escaping with Jessie's help. As Walt'r tells her about Meriloft and Harm'ny Lightbeard, he also encourages her to go seek out Mog Chothra and offer herself as a sacrifice in the hopes of setting things right.

Act 2[ | ]

After the disappearance of Vella in Shay's story, Vella's family comes to Meriloft and Walt'r befriends Vella's dad, Husker, who gives him parenting advice.

Quotes[ | ]

"Loose beaks cause leaks"

Ch't: "Mom has to work to make money so we can give it to Harmn'y Lightbeard!"

Walt'r: "Mom GETS to work so that she GETS to make offerings to Brother Lightbeard, son."

Shay: "Anybody want a cupcake?"

Husker: "Oh, thanks but I can't. Something about eating my daughter's face."

Walt'r: "Aw Husker, that's the best part! (licks the cupcake) In fact, that's the only part I eat! I'm off gluten."

Trivia[ | ]

  • The name Walter comes from the Old High German words meaning "forest" and "warrior"
  • Walt'r only likes the frosting on cupcakes
  • In the End Credits, Walt'r is shown taking a picture of the fish his wife caught