Lord Asriel from The Amber Spyglass is Lyra's father, though he doesn't really act the fatherly role at all. For most of her life, Asriel has remained detached and aloof. He is the leader of the rebellion against the church and it is only when he realizes Lyra's role in the new order that he attaches some significance to her existence at all. His daemon is a snow leopard. His wife used to be Mrs. Coulter.