Billy Costa was a gyptian boy who was captured by the gobblers. With the help of Lyra Silvertongue he escaped from Bolvangar.


Early life

Billy Costa grew up on a gyptian boat with his mother, Ma Costa and his brother Tony Costa.


During the horse fair in Oxford, Billy got captured by the gobblers and taken to Bolvangar. He stood guard with Roger Parslow while Lyra Silvertongue and Kaisa took advantage of a fire drill to release the dæmons who had been victims of intercision. He was reunited with his brother when the gyptians and witches liberated the children.



In the film The Golden Compass, Billy's character is fused with that of Tony Makarios. Billy has the dæmon named Ratter and he becomes a victim of intercision.


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