Edward is a caring, soft-spoken and loving husband and father. He has faith in his family that they will be happy while he's gone away. It is unknown if he believes in Peter Pan or not.
Role in the film
In the beginning, Edward is first seen holding Jane and standing next to Wendy who is holding Danny and together they look out the nursery window to which Wendy points to Never Land (Second Star to the right and straight on 'til morning). Later on in the movie, it is learned that World War II has broken out and that many men have been asked to leave their families to protect their country from the impending attack by the Nazi Regime. So Edward is assigned to fight in the war and hugs his family goodbye telling them that he'll be home before they know it and he also assigns Jane to take care of Wendy and Danny while he's away. Edward then climbs aboard the army truck and tells his family one last time that he loves them as the truck leaves. Edward isn't seen throughout the film, but is mentioned by Jane that he left her in charge after it is decided that all the children are being evacuated to the country because of the dangers of the war. In the end, after Jane returns home from Never Land, and as she and Wendy and Danny watch Peter fly home, the army truck pulls up to their house and Edward gets out returning home from the war. The family goes out to reunite with Edward and Peter Pan and Tinker Bell fly home to Never Land.
- In the original story, his name is not mentioned when Wendy grew up and married him.
- Whilst Jane is on Never Land she has two Flashbacks. The first one shows Edward comforting her just before he leaves to go to war.