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Frank Irving

General information
Status: Alive (ressurected)
Species: human
Profession: Sheriff (formerly)
Position: Police Captain (formerly)
Fugitive (formerly)
Affiliation(s): Westchester County Police Department (formerly)
Physical description
Gender: Male
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Personal information
Allies: Abbie Mills, Devon Jones, Ichabod Crane, Jenny Mills, Katrina Crane, Luke Morales
Enemies: Abraham Van Brunt, Ancitif, Jeremy Crane, Moloch
Family: Cynthia Irving (ex-wife)
Macey Irving (daughter)
Further information
First appearance: "Pilot"
Portrayed by: Orlando Jones

Captain Frank Irving is a former police captain who became the new sheriff of the Westchester County Police Department after August Corbin's death.

After facing the Headless Horseman, his life made a drastic turn, eventually becoming institutionalized as a psychiatric patient. He eventually escaped to help battle the end of days, which ultimately led to his death.

He is resurrected, presumably by Jeremy Crane, and was under the former Horseman of War's control from that point on. Upon Jeremy's death, the hold on Irving's soul is released.

History Edit

Early life Edit

At some point in Irving's life, he met and fell in love with Cynthia Irving. They both had a child named Macey. After their separation, Macey had gotten into an accident which left her legs paralyzed. He used to work in the city until he transferred to Sleepy Hollow.[1]

Season One Edit

Season Two Edit

Irving returned, being held at Tarrytown Psychiatric. In the mental hospital, Irving had an encounter with Henry Parrish, which does not bode well for his future.[2] In Mama he almost committed suicide when Nurse Lambert gave him a pill to make him more maliable to her suggestions. She then told him that he was to drown himself. He was saved by Abbie, Jenny, and Nick Hawley . At the end of the episode he escaped and Abbie Mills was driving with Ichabod Crane, Jenny Mills and Nick Hawley. Frank Irving hid in back of Abbie's jeep.

After acquiring the Sword of Methuselah, Abraham reveals that the weapon will claim a soul if it is used to kill a demon. Jenny then pitches the idea that Frank can use the sword since Henry has already claimed his soul. When Frank confronts Moloch's demons in a forest, he successfully slays a handful of them with the sword. However, he is then confronted by War, who mortally wounds him, but not before Frank dispatches him and leaves Henry vulnerable.

In Paradise Lost, Frank Irving was inexplicably seen entering a groceries store, asking if he was in heaven or hell.

Personality Edit

Irving was initially no-nonsense and skeptical about Crane and Abbie's claims, but quickly became their ally once he saw for himself that they were speaking the truth. As a father, he loves his daughter immensely and would do anything to protect her.

Relationships Edit

Jeremy Crane Edit

Frank Irving first met Jeremy, in Tarrytown Psychiatric Hospital. Jeremy prevented Frank from being administered drugs for a mental condition that he does not have. Jeremy also gave them a legal requisition forbidding them from administering any medication without his consent. Jeremy was pretending to be a lawyer hired by his wife to represent him under his alias, Henry Parrish. He got Irving to sign in blood, and the actual contents of the document sold his soul to him (Jeremy). Frank was told by Ichabod and Abbie that his lawyer, Henry, was in fact the Horseman of War. When Frank confronted him about this, Jeremy reveals that he took his soul. He then offered Frank a trade- a soul for a soul in his words. Frank is to kill someone, and War will release his soul. Parish wanted him to kill the man who paralyzed his daughter, Macey. Frank came close to killing him, but regained control over himself before he could finish the deed. Frank then escaped, and guilted Abbie and Crane to helping him. Frank hates Jeremy more than any of the other Horsemen. In addition, Jeremy also killed Frank.

Trivia Edit

  • Irving's name is an allusion to Washington Irving, the author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Appearances Edit

Season 1
Pilot Blood Moon For the Triumph of Evil... The Lesser Key of Solomon John Doe
The Sin Eater The Midnight Ride Necromancer Sanctuary The Golem
The Vessel The Indispensable Man Bad Blood
Season 2
This Is War The Kindred Root of All Evil Go Where I Send Thee... The Weeping Lady
And the Abyss Gazes Back Deliverance Heartless Mama Magnum Opus
The Akeda Paradise Lost Pittura Infamante Kali Yuga Spellcaster
What Lies Beneath Awakening Tempus Fugit

References Edit

  1. 1.09, "Sanctuary"
  2. 2.02, "The Kindred"

Start a Discussion Discussions about Frank Irving

  • Do you think Irving with return?

    3 messages
    • If I had to guess, I think he'll be back The whole part of him losing his soul was done so they could kill him off and then bring him back...
    • Irving crying in last night's episode was rather too strong for me to swallow. Henry was Lawful Evil when he sided with Moloch. Now that he ...
  • Frank Coming Back

    2 messages
    • I don't think he will come back because we saw Moloch Die
    • I guess you're replying to my message, but you didn't have to make a whole new topic. You could've just replied to the message underneath my po...

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