Count Belacqua was the alleged father of Lyra Belacqua, prior to her discovery of her true parents (Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter). Lyra was told that Count Belacqua was her uncle Asriel's brother, and that the Count and his wife had died in an airship accident from which Lyra survived as an orphan. Why Lyra was told this, and whether the Count and Countess were real or fictional, remains a mystery.[1]



  1. Northern Lights, Chapter 5
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