Marriage and familyEdit
Ed married Millicent, and they had a son, Chip, sometime in the 1990s. Around March 3, 2004, they hired a butler named Bailey, and they had a daughter, Muffy, on May 25, 2006. The family lived in the Crosswire Mansion.
Chip later enrolled at Tallahassee Tech in Tallahassee, Florida.
House fireEditOn August 5, 2014, the Crosswire's butler, Bailey, began a mutiny by spraying Ed's daughter, Muffy, in the face with a mace-like liquid. Ed was alerted to scene, but he was helpless after Bailey shot darts into his side. Bailey then set the house on fire and fled the premises. Although the mansion seemed heavily damaged, Ed, Millicent, and Muffy all survived.
On August 21, 2014, Ed was informed by Muffy that Chip was dating Catherine Frensky. Immediately, Ed strongly disapproved because he considered Catherine "poor as dirt." Along with Catherine's mother, Laverne (who also disapproved), Ed forcibly prohibited Chip and Catherine from seeing each other.
After returning to Tallahassee Tech, Chip became engaged to Jemima Jewels, only to call off the wedding several months later. Jemima was later murdered by Catherine Frensky.
Affair with Jane ReadEditAt some point before February 2015, Ed began an affair with Jane Read. Millicent, Ed's wife, starting getting suspicious after she found a romantic box of chocolates in the mail. When she accused Ed of cheating on her, he denied everything and called her "delusional."
Jane and Ed, using sunglasses to hide their identities, attended a rally in support of interspecies marriage. (As Jane is an aardvark and Ed is a monkey, they were understandably supportive of this cause.)
On March 16, 2015, Muffy Crosswire was kidnapped from her home by Pickles the Clown. Ed was the one to stumble upon the ransom note left by Pickles, which demanded "your mansion and all your money." Three months later, Ed believed that his daughter was dead. Millicent, however, wanted to appease Pickles and pay the ransom. After Pickles called Ed's phone, they eventually met at a Starbucks to make the transaction. Pickles amicably returned Muffy after receiving the money (which was later revealed to be fake "Crosswire Bux").
Continued relationship with JaneEditIn June 2015, Millicent attached a wire to Ed's clothes as he went to a secret "tax meeting" with Jane. To Millicent's dismay, Ed and Jane truly were speaking about taxes. This seemed to end most of her suspicions of an affair.
Some time after, Jane's husband, David, somehow learned about his wife's affair, causing the couple's separation. Jane and Ed then decided to "stay away from each other," essentially breaking up. Despite this, Millicent never found out and Ed's marriage stayed intact.
Jane and Ed went on a date at Remy's Bistro in Crown City. Ed chose Crown City so he wouldn't risk being spotted by Millicent. During the meal, Ed told Jane that he had "missed" her. On the way back to Elwood City, Jane suddenly told Ed that their new relationship would not "work out."
|Person||Total tenure||Status||Status tenure||Children|
|Before Elwood–Present||Dating (assumed)||Before Elwood||0|
|During or before Issue 135–Between Elwood and Elwood High||Extramarital affair||During or before Issue 135–Between Elwood and Elwood High||0|
|Broken up||Between Elwood and Elwood High–Issue 173|
|Issue 173–183||Extramarital affair||Issue 173–183|
|Broken up||Issue 183–Present|
|Green||This character made an appearance in this issue. (Type I)|
|Orange||This character was only mentioned in this issue. (Type II)|
|Blue||Alternative appearance: This character's name, likeness, or voice appeared in writing, a picture, or some other alternate form somewhere in this issue. (Type III)|
|1st Woody Awards||Favorite Couple (with Jane Read)||Nominated|
|Least Favorite Couple (with Jane Read)||Nominated|
|Least Favorite Couple (with Millicent Crosswire)||Nominated|
|2nd Woody Awards||Best Male Character||Nominated|
|Most Hated Character||Nominated|
|Least Favorite Couple (with Jane Read)||Won|
- ↑ Last seen in Issue 183
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Information from Arthur canon.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Issue 044
- ↑ Issue 177
- ↑ In Issue 044, Bailey says that August 5, 2014 is "Day 3,807" of working for the Crosswires. Although it is unclear whether or not Bailey was counting weekends, an approximation of the date he started can be calculated.
- ↑ Issue 054
- ↑ Issue 061
- ↑ Issue 082
- ↑ Issue 112
- ↑ Issue 135
- ↑ Issue 139
- ↑ Issue 148
- ↑ Issue 152
- ↑ Issue 156
- ↑ Issue 169
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Issue 171
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Issue 182
- ↑ Issue 173
- ↑ Issue 183
- ↑ Issue 180
- ↑ Issue 188