|Dinah Mary Hunter|
|Age||11 (At the start of the series)|
|First seen|| Book: First Book |
TV: Episode 1
|Last seen|| Book: Book 6 |
TV: Takes Over Part 6
Dinah is extremely clever for her age particularly when it comes to maths and science. She is quite shy at the beginning, She finds it hard to fit in with her foster brother's Lloyd and Harvey (especially Lloyd) to begin with but after she helps them get rid of the Headmaster she is accepted by them and they persuade their parents to adopt Dinah properly. Dinah becomes a valuable member of SPLAT and her intelligence helps them out of tight spots more than once.
Dinah is a very smart young woman who hides her intelligence from others as she hates the attention, wants to be ordinary and be able to do her own things without being bothered. When she first meets the Headmaster she is asked to fill out a test to see how smart she is, however she messes up it on purpose to hide how smart she really is. She is caught out though by the Headmaster when she does some of Harvey's particularly hard punishment sums (set by the Prefects) that were just a test from the headmaster to see how good she was.
Unlike the rest of Splat! Dinah can be hypnotised and so can be controlled by the Headmaster.
Dinah first talks about her birth parents in the first book when she introduces herself after she goes to the games room with the boys shortly after arriving at the hunters house for the first time:
- "My name is Dinah Glass. I'm eleven. My mother and father died when I was one. I've lived in the children's home for ten years"
- ―Dinah Glass, The Demon Headmaster
- "She starts murmuring again. "What comes into mind if I say Stephan Glass? Do you recognize the name? Steve Glass? Stephen and Sally. Sally and Steve. Is that familiar? Married when they were both twenty-four. And then they there was a baby daughter. Dinah. Dinah Mary Glass"
- ―Dinah Glass, Facing the Demon Headmaster
Prior to the series
Not much is known about Dinah's life before she first appears within the series. We know from several quotes (see above) that Dinah was around one year old when her mum and dad, Sally and Steve Glass, were killed at the age of twenty four. Dinah was sent to an unnamed children's home that we know little about. At the age of Eleven Dinah is in the proses of being adopted by Hunter family.