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|Given Name||Desmond Edgley|
|Relations||Melissa Edgley (spouse)|
Stephanie Edgley (daughter)
Alison Edgley (daughter)
Fergus Edgley (brother)
Gordon Edgley (brother)
Beryl Edgley (sister-in-law)
Carol Edgley (niece)
Crystal Edgley (niece)
As children he and his brothers Gordon and Fergus Edgley used to listen to stories that their grandfather told them. As well as Gordon, their grandfather also believed that they were descended from the Ancients. Desmond didn't believe this, and eventually the once close siblings drifted apart.
When Gordon eventually met Melissa and introduced her to Desmond, they fell in love. Melissa and he got married and had Stephanie and later Alison. Later, when Stephanie was a baby, he along with Melissa took her to the zoo, where he accidentally dropped her into the penguin enclosure.
Desmond appears at the funeral of this older brother Gordon, who left him and his wife his villa in France. Also, when Skulduggery Pleasant arrives at Fedgewidge's office, Desmond is said to have had an unusual expression. Later on, he told Stephanie about the stories his grandfather told him, and how they were descended from the Ancients. He also tells her not to believe this stuff.
Desmond goes to the Edgley renuion.
He and Melissa have their anniversary and Desmond asks his daughter what to buy her mother. Valkyrie suggests that they could go to Paris, and he agrees.
Right before they want to go to the airport, Desmond "loses" his passport, but his wife finds them again, before it's too late. Later they come back from France.
Desmond knocks along with Melissa on Valkyrie's door and requests her to open the door, while she is attacked by Remus Crux. After Valkyrie finally opened the door the hurries in and examines the room. Also as he saw the broken window he promises to fix it later.
After Valkryie was by Cassandra Pharos and came home Desmond arrives also home unusually early from work to tell Valkyrie, along with Melissa, that they are going to have a baby. Later he demonstraces a new baby seat for the car to his family.
He and his wife Melissa meet Fletcher Renn. Desmond says his hair is crazy and is stuck at odd angles like a demented porcupine. Being a protective father that he is he mentions that he can see Valkyrie's knees, which is apparently too much of her legs to see on the first date. Knees should be kept for the eight or ninth date, or the wedding day, as a nice surprise.
Along with Valkyrie and Melissa he attends Alison's christening and later throws Ian Moore through a window after he tried robbing his wife.
Much to Valkyrie's annoyance Desmond invited a boy who should become her boyfriend after she broke up with Fletcher. When she tells him to send him away, he does as she said, saying she has diarrhea.
For Valkyrie's eighteenth birthday, Desmond buys her a new car - the Oompa Loompa.
When Cassandra Pharos shows Skulduggery and Valkyrie a vision of the future, it shows Darquesse killing Desmond and Melissa. Another vision also shows the death of Desmond and Melissa, this time along with Alison. However, in the first vision Valkyrie lets her parents die but she attempts to prevent it in the second, along with acknowledging the past Valkyrie's witnessing of this event.
Desmond is a very overprotective father. He happens to also be a scatterbrain, like when he lost an entire shopping centre, and forgot putting on shoes before going out. He also forgot to wear pants to his second daughter's Christening. Sometimes he also has a very childish sense.
- He's responsible for his daughter's fear of penguins and zoos.