Cole (also known as Mayor Cole) is the current mayor of Ember from City of Ember.

He was the mayor of Ember during the events of the first City of Ember book.

Mayor Cole was also the main antagonist of the 2008 City of Ember movie.

He was played by Bill Murray.


The Mayor is a human with a dark reddish jacket and has a medal or a neckless around his neck.


Mayor Cole loves eating food and he acts very greedy and selfish because when he steals food, he wouldn't share the food with anyone which means he doesn't care about anything or anyone except for himself.

The Mayor can also act demanding and mean because he was angry with Lina because she refuses to open the box that she was holding and he told his guards or henchmen to hurt Lina.

Since the mayor doesn't care about anyone except for himself, he might've acted arrogant.


During the beginning of the second book, it was revealed that Cole's boat capsized and he presumably perished by drowning in the river's current.

In the film, he got killed by a mole monster. 


  • Despite getting killed by a mole monster in the movie, the scene where Mayor Cole getting eaten was unseen right after he was screaming because of the mole monster.
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