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Dexter "Dex" Alvin Dizznee, is a member of the Black Swan and a Foxfire Level Three prodigy. He is a Technopath, and he is Sophie Foster's best friend. He was one of the very first elves Sophie met after she moved into the Lost Cities to stay.
Dex has two little brothers named Lex and Rex and a little sister named Bex. They are triplets, which are rare and frowned upon in the Lost Cities. His dad is named Kesler Dizznee and his mom's name is Juline Dizznee.
Kesler owns an apothecary named Slurps and Burps, and Dex often helps him out with the family business.
Abilities and Skills Edit
Dex is a Technopath, which he describes as being able to ask mechanical and electric devices how to do what he wants and have them respond. He has been shown to be able to break through security of a human ATM and an Elvin lock. He wants to keep this ability a secret, so he can stay in his ability detecting class, as he hopes to activate a "better" ability. Later, Sandor announces his ability, and, although mad at first, Dex comes to love and appreciate the ability.
Dex is very talented and he has created several gadgets, such as the panic ring Sophie wears if she needs reinforcements in case of an emergency, the Sucker Punches he made for him and his friends to enhance a punch, and the ability-restricting circuit he made in accordance to the Council's request. In Neverseen, he created two important gadgets, the Twiggler, and the Evader.
The Twiggler is a gadget that allows the user to gain access to the secret archive hidden in Lumenaria, which is protected by the technologies of six intelligent species: elves, gnomes, dwarfs, goblins, ogres, and trolls, and contains transcripts of the negotiations made in Lumenaria. It has wheels attached to it like knobs that can be spun to pull up all the texts that had been blacked out, and it is made up of all the elements of the six intelligent species, and humans as well, as they were once part of the Elvin Peace Treaty.
The Evader is described to look like a gutted obscurer. The sphere had been sliced in half, and all kinds of springy coiled wires stuck out of the center. It allows the user to break into the Council’s archives and find records on the Waywards who have attended, and/or are still attending Exillium. It has a thin wire attached that is called a wiper. The Evader's wiper erases every step the user took to avoid drawing attention to the Council.
Dex is also very good at alchemy and elixir brewing. He helps out in his father's apothecary, Slurps and Burps. He mostly is shown making prank elixirs, but his father lets him help with serious medical elixirs, including Sophie's limbium-free Fade Fuel. In Lodestar, he displays his skills as an alchemist to make Sophie a bottle of Panakes perfume using the petals from Calla's Panakes.
Dex is described as skinny and short, with tousled strawberry blond hair and periwinkle eyes, but in Neverseen, he had a growth spurt and is now the same height as Sophie Foster, compared to before when he was shorter than her. He has prominent dimples that show up when he smiles. As of Exile, it is revealed that he has a burn scar on his side, below his ribs, the size and shape of a thumbprint which was made by Brant, the Neverseen member who had tortured him when he was kidnapped along with Sophie in Keeper of the Lost Cities.
Dex's tree in the Wanderling Woods mirrors his appearance traits. It has a twisted trunk, spiky strawberry-red leaves, and periwinkle-blue berries.
In Lodestar, Biana gives Dex a makeover, which supposedly changes his appearance quite dramatically and makes him look older and more mature.
Sophie is Dex's best friend and he first meets her when she enters Slurps and Burps with Edaline. Dex obviously has a crush on her and the two are quite close. It does not seem, however, that Sophie reciprocates the romantic feelings entirely, though she does care strongly for Dex as her best friend. At the end of book 1, she nearly faded away just to protect him when they light leaped away from their kidnappers.
In Nightfall, Sophie kisses Dex and the two realize that there was no spark and that it would be best to remain as friends. The two feel awkward around each other for a long period of time throughout the book until Dex speaks to Sophie at Foxfire, confronting her about her "Zombie State", and decide to stay away from one another sitting together.
- KESLER (father)
Kesler is Dex's father and the owner of Slurps and Burps. Dex constantly helps Kesler make elixirs, including Fade Fuel without the limbium for Sophie. Kesler is Talentless and so people call him a 'bad match' for Juline, his wife.
- JULINE (mother)
Juline is Dex's mother and has triplets, a rare thing in the Elvin world. It is shown that they both care for each other a lot. In Lodestar it is revealed that Juline is actually Squall, one of the members of the Black Swan's Collective and a Froster. Dex is hurt when he discovers this because Juline did not tell him sooner, but later forgives her.
- LEX, BEX, and REX (younger siblings)
Dex's younger siblings are always noisily quarreling and playing pranks, and Dex thinks they can be very annoying. The triplets love to embarrass Dex, but despite it all he still cares for them very much as seen when he expresses his wish not to have the triplets experience the same shame he experienced as a child of a bad match.
- EDALINE (aunt)
Edaline is always nice to Dex.
- GRADY (uncle)
- KEEFE (friend)
In Exile when Sophie needs Dex's help he comes and helps. Afterwards, Keefe goes off with Dex to cause trouble because Dex is a Technopath.
- FITZ (friend)
Dex does not like Fitz in the beginning of the series, possibly because he was jealous of him, and believes strongly that the Vackers are untrustworthy. When they first meet he says that he knew Fitz at the the same time Fitz says he did not. Dex is under the impression that Fitz thinks he is better than Dex and thus did not bother to remember his name or how to say it correctly, as Fitz had called him 'Deck' the first time they meet. Dex always refers to Fitz as "Wonderboy" because he hates that Fitz is seemingly "perfect". When Sophie finds out about Biana being forced to be her friend, Fitz sends Dex to go talk to her, as Dex has a strong relationship with Sophie. Dex is really upset when he finds out that Sophie and Fitz have telepathy training together, because he feels like Fitz is hogging Sophie. However, in Neverseen, Dex and Fitz sort out their differences and finally become friends.
In the beginning of the series Biana and Dex do not interact much. They do not hate each other, but they don't exactly like each other either. In Lodestar, after being the only two left behind from another of Sophie's adventurers, Biana proposes that Dex and herself create their own separate group. Also, during a stay at Dex's house, Biana gives him a makeover by doing his hair.
When Linh used her water power, he, along with Fitz, says, "Wow." It is unknown whether he said it because of her amazing powers or if he seemed romantically interested in her.