Black Butler (manga)/Characters

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The characters who appear in the manga are below.

Phantomhive Manor

Ciel Phantomhive

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"I am indeed arrogant - however, I'm not so arrogant as to boast irresponsibly that I can save anyone."

  • Angst Coma: For a while.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He even is one of the so-called Aristocrats of Evil.
  • Astral Checkerboard Decor: Ciel's mental world has a checkerboard floor in unrelated scenes in the anime and the manga, which by then had diverged into entirely different plots. In the manga there are even chess pieces, of which Ciel himself seems to be one.
  • Bad Dreams: Occasionally. The dreams were much, much worse in the past. Initially he would wake up screaming every night.
  • Bad Guys Play Pool: He has a pool room in his manor. In an early chapter he gets to show off his pool skills.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: Subverted in that everyone seems to like watching him sleep, so it can be taken in a non-romantic way as well.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil
  • A Boy and His X: A boy and his demon butler.
  • Byronic Hero: A very young example.
  • The Chessmaster: Proved it during the murder mystery arc where he planned out and orchestrated the entire event. To sum it up he basically allows the murder mystery to play out all while knowing who the true killer was, keeping everyone else from finding out, placing the blame on someone else in order to complete the mission given to him from the queen, all while not only keeping suspicion off of himself, but also making himself seem like a victim.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He has admitted once that he will do anything to win and has resorted to some very dirty tricks in friendly competitions. In a serious fight that he was not able to avoid we see him take out a hidden revolver and simply shoot things dead.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Of the Villain Protagonist variety. That's not to say he doesn't grieve for his loss.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were killed, his house was burnt down, he was kidnapped, sold, and used as a sacrifice for a cult. Then he met Sebastian and sold his soul to him.
  • Deal with the Devil: With Sebastian.
  • Determinator: One of his defining traits is his willpower and willingness to push through, whatever it takes.
  • Dirty Business: How he sees his job working for the Queen.
  • Dude in Distress: He is not that effective in combat despite actually being a good shot. He constantly has to be saved by Sebastian as their deal dictates, and sometimes by other people too.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: The difference from how he was as a young child is easily visible from the eyes. As the manga progresses his eyes gradually get brighter though.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Ciel deeply cares for Elizabeth and his (deceased) parents and aunt.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Much to his displeasure.
  • Evil Eye: The pentagram in his right eye allows Ciel to command Sebastian.
  • Evil Virtues: Ciel excels at the majority of them.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Because walking around with a pentagram visible to anyone who looks you in the eyes is kind of a bad idea.
  • Fish Out of Water: Ciel didn't do so well when he had to go undercover as a commoner. It turned out that he didn't even know how to dress himself without help...
  • Grade School CEO: He started his business empire at the age of ten.
  • Hates Being Touched: He appears to not enjoy physical contact, though he tolerates Sebastian and does not complain when the demon picks him up or holds him. If he is stressed, he will slap someone touching him away, proclaiming, "Don't touch me so easily!" This is a negative influence of the trauma he underwent during his time in captivity.
  • He's Back
  • Hollywood Atheist: He lost his faith in God when he was ten and all his prayers to God went unanswered. Then the demon came...
  • I Control My Minions Through...: Loyalty. Acceptance and kindness are how Ciel gained the loyalty of his non-demon servants. Trust and respect then grew with time from that foundation.
    • With Sebastian it's complicated. He is clever enough that he could have wriggled free of his binding contract long ago if he had really wanted to.
  • Improbable Age: Ciel is the leader of a popular toys and candy company and works for the Queen doing black ops.
    • He's also highly skilled at pool to the point that he can beat a bunch of adults, despite being so short he actually has to sit on the pool table to make a shot.
  • Kid with the Leash: Ciel's relationship towards Sebastian. While largely true to the trope, it lacks the usual element of contrast in that with few exceptions, Ciel is just as amoral and ruthless as his servant.
  • Kuudere: You can see on some occasions the softer and warmer inner core he hides from the world.
  • Laughing Mad: After all the crap he pulled during the circus arc, he ventures off to the workhouse they were told about only to find out that it's in ruins. Ciel finds this darkly amusing.
  • Magnetic Villain Protagonist: He seems to be rather good at gathering loyal followers in the manga. In the anime Sebastian is more responsible for the new hires.
  • Magnificent Bastard
  • Man of Wealth and Taste
  • Mark of the Beast: In his right eye.
  • Mismatched Eyes: The eye that isn't blue is purple and has a pentagram on it. By the rules of demon contracts, the more visible the spot you put the mark, the more power you get - and what's more visible than your eye?
  • Mister Big: He wears high heels to make his lack of height less obvious, though even with that he's still very short.
  • Nice to the Waiter: While Ciel's house staff often cause a lot of trouble, he always treats them kindly (or as kind as Ciel can be). Lampshaded several times by the staff themselves.
  • Non-Idle Rich
  • Not So Stoic: When he breaks down, he breaks down.
  • Power At a Price: He sells his soul in return for help from Sebastian in succeeding in all of his goals, including killing his parents' murderer[s]. After that last goal is finished, Sebastian will be able to take Ciel's soul.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He likes to smirk evilly when he is being particularly devious in the later parts of the manga.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections: The reason that he can usually get away with killing anyone he wants without any consequences.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers: Subverted in that Ciel knows that victory without effort is meaningless and doesn't use Sebastian as an automatic win button. However, Ciel does use Sebastian as a powerful pawn and is not afraid to use his powers to their full extent as long as it's all under Ciel's orders.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He wears expensive, tailored clothes.
  • Smart People Know Latin
  • Smart People Play Chess
  • Stoic Woobie
  • Supernatural Is Purple: His Eyepatch of Power hides his cursed, mismatched eye that holds the symbol of his contract with Sebastian. It's purple, and glows with an eerie neon when he gives Sebastian an order.
  • Teen Genius: Although he's not a clichéd teen and appears to add up more with the Child Prodigy trope, he is just past the age range.
  • There Are No Therapists: Unfortunately for Ciel, psychotherapy is not among the anachronisms in the series.
  • Trigger: Ciel suffers from PTSD because of his Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior
  • Unable to Cry: He could cry when he was younger, but now he apparently can't. The closest he has come to since then was when his eyes got watery in chapter 34. Later on mustard gas makes him produce actual tears.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid
  • Villain Protagonist
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 2 is one way to interpret his relationship with Sebastian.
  • Wicked Cultured
  • Wise Beyond Their Years


Sebastian Michaelis

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"Even though I dislike being kicked by others, I do enjoy the feeling of kicking others."

  • Antiquated Linguistics: More obvious in the original Japanese than the English versions.
  • Showy Invincible Villain Protagonist: At least at first. A little later on opponents who actually pose a threat enter the story, but the trivial show-off fights still happen.
  • Battle Butler: He's the trope image!
  • Bishounen : Oh yes.
  • Bullet Time: Shows best when animated in Book of Circus and Book of Murder. With manga panels timing is always a little vague, but there is a scene where Sebastian over multiple panels dodges bullets that are drawn with lines of disturbed air behind them, suggesting that this trope is indeed in effect.
  • Casting a Shadow: He can produce smoky tendrils of shadow that can coalesce into black liquid and into solid tentacles of darkness that he can control.
  • Catch and Return: He can do that with multiple bullets fired simultaneously at point-blank range all around him.
  • Catch Phrase: In the dub, "I am one Hell of a butler."
    • Also, some variation of, "If I didn't/wasn't (insert task here), then what kind of butler would I be?"
    • "A butler who couldn't (insert highly improbable situation here) isn't worth his salt."
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Occasionally.
  • Combat Stilettos: Manlied up by Sebastian. It's not often you see a grown man murdering people in these.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Get him close to his beloved cats, and he'll even ignore Ciel.
  • Dark Is Evil
  • Deaf Composer: He is unable to experience food the way humans do. He tastes chocolate as disgusting but knows that humans love it. His excellent cooking is solely because of intellectual effort.
  • Dissonant Serenity
  • The Dragon: To Ciel.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His demon form has sharp teeth and small fangs.
  • Femme Fatalons: In his demon form.
  • Fork Fencing: He carries cutlery wherever he goes. He's pretty damn effective with them too. Killed an entire room of men with a handful of thrown dinner knives.
  • Game Face: He shows his true form very occasionally to his and Ciel's enemies, though the actual readers have still never seen the whole thing up to this point.
  • Gentleman Snarker: Especially apparent with his first interaction with Beast, which almost borders themes of Belligerent Sexual Tension.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he is letting his demonic side closer to the surface.
  • Gratuitous English: "Yes, my lord."
  • Hellish Pupils: When he lets his demonic side closer to the surface.
  • Hot Teacher: In his "tutor mode". Also while infiltrating a school.
  • Immune to Bullets: Either he sidesteps them, catches them from the air, or recovers from them almost immediately.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Sebas-chan" by Grell ("Bassy" in the dub, "Little Sebas" in the English manga). William never uses his name and usually simply calls him "demon" or something along the lines of "vile creature."
  • The Jeeves
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: He literally and happily does that more than once.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Sebastien Michaelis.
    • Turns out that Ciel was naming him after his dog.
  • Offhand Backhand: Gave us a pretty epic one to a zombie while soaking wet on a sinking ship...no, seriously. [dead link]
  • The Perfectionist: One of his flaws is going for perfection even when it would be wiser to draw less attention.
  • Playing with Fire: He has the power to control and enhance fire. He can turn a small candle flame into a massive conflagration.
  • Psychic Radar: He can detect nearby souls if he concentrates.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: He always puts on glasses when he enters tutor mode.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He embodies the male version of this trope. Multiple characters have commented on his beauty.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Red Right Hand: His fingernails are black even when he suppresses his other visible demon traits.
  • Sarcastic Devotee
  • Servile Snarker
  • Sexy Priest: As a disguise.
  • A Sinister Clue: He is left-handed.
  • Skewed Priorities: An early example happens when Sebastian discovers that Ciel has been kidnapped and Sebastian is most concerned about what will happen to his meat pie now when there is no one to eat it. Because it was an exceptionally good meat pie.
  • Slasher Smile: Occasionally when the situation warrants it.
  • Smart People Know Latin: He even teaches Latin.
  • Super Reflexes
  • Super Senses: Apparently all of them.
  • Super Speed: To the point where it's unknown whether he is able to teleport or if he's just that fast.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: He fits this trope to a T.
  • The Coats Are Off: He removes his tailcoat in his fight with Grell, and that's when things really get down.
  • Unable to Cry: You wouldn't expect a demon to cry. The only thing that has shown itself able to bring tears to his eyes is mustard gas exposure. He was highly surprised.
  • Villain Protagonist
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 2 is one way to interpret his relationship with Ciel.

Mey-rin

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A tiny mouse can run anywhere, but they are always in my sight."

Ciel's maid at the Phantomhive Manor. She is very bad at being a maid and has a habit of breaking dishes, in part because of her extreme far-sightedness that makes her an excellent sniper, which is her real job at the manor. She has a long-standing crush on Sebastian.



Baldroy "Baldo"

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"Cooking is an art! And art means explosions!"

Ciel's American chef at the Phantomhive Manor. He is an ex-soldier who is deeply, thoroughly terrible at cooking and has a habit of blowing up the kitchen. His real job at the manor is protecting it from intruders.


  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: As his cooking skills have gradually improved, he has shown himself able to produce something with a slight, very slight resemblance to food. For the cricket game he made a very clumsy-looking pie with a fried egg, a curl of whipped cream with a cherry on top, an unprocessed fish, several sticks of what look like pocky, and some unrecognizable items. (Soy sauce? Some sort of meat? A sea anemone?)
  • Gatling Good: Keeps it in the kitchen, of course.
  • The Engineer: A combat type.
  • Lethal Chef: He is truly terrible at cooking. In the later parts of the manga he has learned to chop vegetables and heat pre-made food. This is a massive improvement to how he used to be.
  • More Dakka: With his heavy machine gun.
  • Only One Name
  • Oven Logic: He has tried to use a flamethrower for cooking, apprarently more than once. Even worse, he once tried to cook with an assault rifle. The results weren't good.
  • Perma-Stubble
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Baldo/Bard.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: The kitchen. Repeatedly. He has also blown up things on purpose, once involving finely-sifted flour and a match and at another time explosive easter eggs. He has also used grenades made from soup cans.


Finnian "Finny"

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"It requires strength? Since that's the case, I might be able to do it! I wanna do it! Please allow me to do it!"

Ciel's gardener at the Phantomhive Manor. He is a kind, cheerful, and somewhat oblivious young man who is very bad at gardening. He has a tendency to accidentally break things, such as trees, with his extreme strength and has somehow destroyed the entire garden more than once. He becomes cold and focused when it's about his real job, defending the manor.



Tanaka

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"Ho ho ho."

The elderly house steward at the Phantomhive Manor. He spends his days sitting and drinking tea.




Ciel's Relatives

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Midford

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"He finally returned to the mansion, but he wasn’t able to laugh anymore. I love Ciel. I love Ciel’s smile. Why is it as though we always seem to end up going in circles? How can I bring back his smile?"

Ciel's cousin and fianceé, with whom he has been engaged from childhood. She is obsessed with cute things and can get very overbearing. It turns out that she does her best to lift Ciel's spirits with the antics he experiences as annoying. She is a genius fencer. Her mother forced her into it because the wife of the Queen's Watchdog should be able to protect her husband and herself.



Angelina "Madam Red" Durless

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"I used to hate my red hair that was just like my father's. I used to hate red."

Ciel's aunt, with whom he is very close. She is a vibrant and vivacious woman who is the life of the party and at the same time a practising doctor in a time when women doctors were rare. She was one half of Jack the Ripper. She was killed by Grell, her partner in crime.



Frances Midford

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"Moreover! Both you and your master are sporting long bangs, though you're both male! How unseemly!"

The Marchioness of Midford: Ciel's paternal aunt and mother to Elizabeth and Edward. She is a formidable character of whom even Sebastian is afraid. She excels at manly pursuits such as hunting and fencing while at the same time holding to strong ideals about the importance of proper behavior. She is the unquestioned matriarch of the Midford family.




Edward Midford

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"I'm always of a mind to be harsh to him because we're related, but, having seen him succeed to the role of earl and family head with such grace at such a young age, I respect him as a man."

A serious young man who is unusually attached to his sister, Elizabeth. Any small offense against her makes his violent and temperamental side come to the surface.


  • Badass
  • Battle Aura: In the cricket game. Strangely enough, learning to throw Cheslock's special cricket pitch somehow brings the battle aura along. And it's not like battle auras are standard in this universe...
  • Berserk Button: Any and all offenses against his sister.
  • Hair of Gold
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Just look at how violently he reacted when he thought Ciel might have a slightest interest in marrying someone who wasn't Elizabeth.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits: He doesn't like the idea of Ciel marrying Elizabeth and makes that clear. Later on Edward seems to have become a little more accepting of the facts though and willing to admit that Ciel really might be a good husband for her. After all, it just isn't possible that Edward could have her for himself.


Vincent Phantomhive

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"No one, not even God, can tell what will happen to any of us."

Ciel's deceased father and predecessor as the Queen's Watchdog. The circumstances behind his murder are perhaps the most significant mystery in the story.


  • Beauty Mark: There is one near the corner of his left eye.
  • Bishounen
  • Death by Origin Story: He and his wife Rachel were murdered by forces unknown.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: He became popular the first time a flashback showed his face properly, and his popularity has only grown since. He reached fifth on an official character poll despite his small role.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He apparently genuinely loved his family.
  • Genius Book Club: In a flashback showing him at the age of 17/18, he is shown reading Aristotle's Metaphysics. He doesn't seem to find it difficult reading.
  • Hot Shoujo Dad
  • Lethal Chef: His pot-au-feu looked fine and was made with a known-good recipe but somehow managed to taste beyond horrible and induce uncontrollable crying with slight exposure. He was as mystified as anyone.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Shows with Diedrich.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste
  • Word of God: His resemblance to Sebastian is intentional and for an in-story reason.


British Government

Queen Victoria

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'"ALLLBEERTT!! I wish you were here today too!!!"

The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Ciel's employer. She misses her deceased husband Prince Albert very much.


  • Affectionate Nickname: She enjoys calling Ciel "boy", much to his embarrassment.
  • Cool Old Lady: At least at first. In her first appearance she even wears highly anachronistic Cool Shades.
  • Historical In-Joke: She has the occasional fit of tears that can be only alleviated by a servant (John Brown) with a Prince Albert puppet.
  • Realpolitik: In the manga she turns out to be a lot more ruthless than her grandmotherly appearance would indicate.
  • Widow Woman


John Brown

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"I am done talking... but it seems the queen has something to say."

The servant closest to the Queen. His most distinguishing trait is how he always covers his eyes with anachronistic aviator mirror shades.




Double Charles

Charles Grey and Charles Phipps are Queen Victoria's butlers. Together the white-haired duo is known as Double Charles.


Charles Grey

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"Wow! Double guns are so cool! But, I win at close combat."

One of the Queen's butlers. He has a cheerful and outgoing nature. He is a bully and a sadist who seems to have something personal against Ciel. Grey murdered Georg von Siemens on Queen Victoria's orders and showed no signs of regret or remorse.




Charles Phipps

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"All that matters is her majesty the queen's will."

One of the Queen's butlers. He is a quiet and thoughtful person. His hobby is apparently painting.




Fred Abberline

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"It's Abberline."

An officer at the Scotland Yard. Unlike his distinctly heroic anime self and bumbling comic relief cop musical self, in the manga he turns out to be a character with morals that are rather more flexible than his superior Lord Randall's. This makes Abberline willing to cooperate even with someone like Ciel to solve cases and protect the people.


  • Clueless Detective: He fails to connect the conspicious open window with the fluttering curtain to the question of how Sebastian and Ciel could have gotten to the third floor archive room without having been noticed.
  • Friend on the Force: He has expressed a desire to be this for Ciel.
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: It's Abberline, not Underline or Overline or something else. In the manga this happened once, taking all of one panel, but in the musicals people misremembering Abberline's name became a running joke. Then the running joke spilled back to the manga.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Or rather, is someone (marginally) famous.


Foreigners

Lau

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"Even if you step toward a place from which you can't return, you choose not to reveal your screaming for help to other people, eh?"

Ciel's underworld associate who keeps an opium den and runs the organized crime in London's East End. He wears traditional Chinese clothes made from expensive fabrics and is quite a shifty character.


  • Beware the Silly Ones
  • Eyes Always Shut: Lau sports a variation of this. His closed eyes are not upturned in a foxlike manner; rather, they're more U-shaped, giving him an air of calm.
  • Feigning Intelligence: Chances are he is faking profundity in order to fake stupidity in order to hide how smart he is, but just maybe he is overestimating his own cleverness...
  • Handsome Lech: Almost always seen with Ran-Mao in his lap… and occasionally hitting on Ciel.
  • inscrutable Oriental: It is hard to know what he is thinking. One easily gets the impression that Lau says inscrutable things just to sound mysterious when he actually doesn't have a clue, but it is also very possible that he is trying to mislead everyone into underestimating him.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Strongly hinted at.
  • Only One Name
  • Opium Den: Lau's public occupation.
  • Yellow Peril: He is basically a slacker version of Fu Manchu.

Ran-Mao

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"Glad... you're safe."

Lau's bodyguard/enforcer/arm decoration/sister(?!) who wears scandalously revealing clothes in the Chinese style and speaks as little as possible. In the anime she is said to be Lau's step sister.



Soma Asman Kadar

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"From now on, I want to try and learn all sorts of things. And someday, I'll become a great man who won't lose to anyone and show you!"

An Indian prince (27th from the throne!) who had never had to deal with the real world before coming to England. His behavior is extremely immature at first, but due to Ciel's example he decides to improve himself. He thinks he and Ciel are best friends, a sentiment not shared by Ciel who thinks Soma is annoying. Though, given Ciel's general lack of friends, maybe Soma really counts as Ciel's best friend.




Agni

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"It's for my master to be bright and healthy that I would risk my life. Isn't that what you would call a butler's aesthetics?!"

Soma's devoted khansama (butler). He turns out to be Sebastian's equal in many things despite being a human. He views his master as practically divine and is extremely indulgent toward him. Agni considers Sebastian a friend and generally sees the best in people.




Diedrich

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"I never imagined I'd still be cleaning up after his mistakes at this age."

Ciel's agent in Germany and an officer in the German army. In his youth he lost a bet with Vincent Phantomhive where the loser had to adhere to one request from the winner. Vincent wanted from Diedrich a lifetime of service. He has been grumpy about that ever since.




Sieglinde Sullivan

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"So then, let me hear all about the world I'll never come to know, the world that exists beyond the forest!"

The Green Witch of the Cursed Forest. A lonely and naive girl who can barely walk with her crippled feet, but one with a lot of spirit. She isn't really a witch. It was all a complicated and questionably sensible ruse by the German military to use her genius in chemistry to make her develop chemical weapons without distractions or moral compunctions.

She ends up going to England with Ciel.




Wolfram Geltzer

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Sieglinde's butler. He is very protective of her.




Reapers

William T. Spears

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"If you interfere, I'll reap you."

A shinigami with a cold, business-like manner. He is a department head and Grell and Ronald's boss. He doesn't like it when he has to do field work because of the chronic lack of staff. He seems to have no sense of humor whatsoever and takes his work very seriously.

His death scythe is a pruning pole.



Grell Sutcliffe

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"Even if I'm like this, I'm still the butler of death!"

We first meet him as Madam Red's shy, incompetent butler but he turns out to be simultaneously much darker and more flamboyant than he first seems. He was one half of Jack the Ripper. He has huge crushes on Sebastian and William.

His death scythe is a chainsaw.



Ronald Knox

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"From the start, I've never been one to do overtime."

The youngest and least experienced shinigami in the London Dispatch that we have seen. He is laid-back and likes to flirt with women.

His death scythe is a lawn mower.




Noah's Ark Circus

Joker

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"We decided to protect our most precious thing. For that, we will do anything."

The ringmaster at Noah's Ark Circus. He has a prosthetic skeletal arm.



Beast

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"Yes, we are all father's possessions."

The beast tamer at Noah's Ark Circus who performs with a tiger named Betty. She wears a black leather corset, a miniskirt, and fishnet stockings and wields a whip. She has a prosthetic leg. She is more sensitive on the inside than she seems and is in one-sided love with Joker. According to the anime, her real name is Mally.



Dagger

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"More important than the tent is sis's purity!"

The knife thrower at Noah's Ark Circus. He has a prosthetic foot. He is in one-sided love with Beast.


  • Brother-Sister Incest: He has a crush on Beast. The first-tier circus members call each other brothers and sisters, but based on the characters' old looks from a flashback, before curler irons and hair dye, it is likely that Beast and Dagger really are biological siblings.
  • Berserk Button: Touching his big sis seems to have this effect.
  • Guyliner
  • Heroic Sacrifice: For Beast's sake.
  • Knife Nut
  • Multicolored Hair: Thanks to bleach.
  • Only One Name
  • Taking the Bullet: In this case the entire bullet capacity of a heavy machine gun, though most of that ended up sprayed harmlessly on the walls.. It is a miracle he survived long enough to have brief last words.

"Freckles"/Doll

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"There's a long life o' circus ahead o' you!"

A friendly and sociable circus member who gets to share a tent with Ciel. She looks like a boy in her normal clothes, but with pretty clothes and makeup transforms into the elegant tightrope walker, Doll. She is one of the first-tier circus members and develops a crush on Ciel. The hair in front of her left eye hides an empty eye socket and a horrible burn scar.



Snake

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"I'm sorry for my carelessness that could have sent you to the next world."

The snake charmer at Noah's Ark Circus. He has yellow snake eyes and a skin covered with small, white scales. He has numerous pet snakes and can communicate with them. He later joins Ciel's staff at Phantomhive Manor.




Doctor

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"Isn't it the best recycling scheme you can think of?"

The doctor at Noah's Ark Circus. He, himself in a wheelchair, makes the wonderful Artificial Limbs that many of the first-tier performers use.




Weston College

The P4 (Prefect Four)

Lawrence Bluewer

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"Don't address me by first name... Doing so is against the rules."

The Blue House prefect. He is bookish and serious and doesn't seem to have much imagination.




Edgar Redmond

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"If you don't feel like fitting into Blue House, come to Red House anytime. Someone of your status shall always be welcome."

The Red House prefect. He is Viscount Druitt's nephew.




Gregory Violet

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"Let's hurry up and get inside. It's much too bright out."

The Purple House prefect and an anachronistic goth stereotype. He is talented in art and keeps other people at arm's length.




Herman Greenhill

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"There's no such thing as a ball I can't hit!"

The Green House prefect. He is the local cricket hero who hits the ball every single time, no exceptions. In the school he carries a cricket bat everywhere, apparently as a fashion accessory.


  • Badass Boast: He claims to be able to hit any ball, and the evidence is consistent with that. Indeed, his ability to hit the cricket ball is so consistent that Ciel builds a stretegy to exploit that.
  • Big Guy
  • The Idealist: He always tends to see the best in people. He even stands alone to defend the team he is playing against, pointing out that Ciel had needed to train very hard to pull off successfully those unsportsmanlike tactics.
  • Important Haircut: When he returns as a pop singer, he has cut his hair to a shorter, slightly tousled cut and found a less stiff side of himself. He also seems to have trimmed his eyebrows.


The Fags

Clayton

Bluewer's fag. He gives Ciel a negative first impression and a negative second impression. Ciel ingratiates himself into becoming Clayton's fag to get closer to the P4.




Cheslock

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Violet's fag. He has the most anachronistic style in the entire school, somehow looking and behaving like a hot-headed punk rocker nearly a century before punk was invented. He is a talented musician, but since electric guitars haven't been invented yet, his preferred instrument is the violin.




Maurice Cole

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"Tomorrow, 2 p.m., right!?"

Redmond's fag and the most beautiful boy in the school. A treacherous and nasty person who manipulates others for his own gain.




Joanne Harcourt

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A short, sensitive, and incredibly feminine boy who becomes Redmond's replacement fag. He develops feelings for Sebastian.




Others

Undertaker

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"Because you hold great power, you gradually fail to understand the importance of things that cannot be recovered. You will realize once it's too late."

An eccentric mortician who has a lot of information on matters related to recently dead people, which makes him useful to Ciel. In exchange for his help, Undertaker demands that he is made to laugh. He doesn't care about money. He is a shinigami. In the anime he is kindly. In the manga, not so much. In the manga he has been researching reviving the dead and unleashes a zombie horde on unsuspecting civilians, which makes him Ciel's enemy.



Aleister Chambers (Viscount Druitt)

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"Your dance was as lovely as a robin taking wing, young lady."

A rich and exceedingly handsome nobleman with a flamboyant personality. He is very popular with women. Through his connections he is well networked in serious crime. He doesn't appear to have any morals at all.


  • Aristocrats Are Evil: This viscount definitely is.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: His plan to conquer the world with zombies ends up embarrassingly nipped in the bud.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He may behave in a frivolous manner, but he is genuinely evil.
  • Bishounen
  • The Dandy: He is the dandiest dandy in a series in which a lot of people dress well.
  • A Glass of Chianti: He likes to carry around a glass of wine as an accessory. He never seems to drink from it.
  • Evil Gloating: He really got to indulge himself right before it turned out that the zombies wouldn't obey him after all.
  • Gratuitous French: Occasionally.
  • Karma Houdini: He has an uncanny ability to survive situations he by no means should have and then appear at a society event as if nothing had happened. Screw the Rules, I Have Money or Screw the Rules, I Have Connections may be involved.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Though he (probably) had no idea who those people were, not even that boy who looked strangely familiar.
  • Large Ham: He hams it up without shame. His only problem with the ridiculous Phoenix pose of the Aurora Society is that the pose isn't flamboyant enough. So he modifies it to fit his style better.
  • Laughably Evil: He is so over-the-top and oblivious it gets funny. The more detailed of his overwrought metaphors in particular are a thing of wonder. On the other hand, some people find him one of the scariest characters in the series.
  • Lolicon: As they say, he "likes women of all ages". He was quite taken by Ciel when he was disguised as a girl.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Purple Eyes
  • Shotacon: He really appreciates Ciel and Joanne Harcourt's looks.
  • Take Over the World: He made an Evil Plan to conquer the world with a zombie army and declare himself the kaiser.

Baron Kelvin

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"Special people can only be touched by other special people."

The owner of Noah's Ark Circus. He is quite special in not having a single distinguishable redeeming trait. Seriously.




Nina Hopkins

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"I'm only interested in ladies and boys under the age of fifteen!"

The tailor responsible for Ciel's extensive wardrobe. She is an open lesbian who has somehow avoided internalizing the Victorian views on morality.


  • Author Appeal: She provides an excuse to draw costumes more flamboyant than the staid true Victorian fashion.
  • Battle Strip: She takes off her skirt to be more mobile at the Easter egg hunt. This ends up backfiring.
  • Does Not Like Men
  • Double Standard: She talks about how women's clothes should be non-restrictive and easy to move in, but for Ciel's clothing it's all about cutting a figure.
    • Nina herself is widely admired as a strong, independent woman among the moralistic crowd that, if she was a man, would never tolerate how she drools after Ciel and molests the clearly uncomfortable Mey-rin.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl She doesn't go that far by modern standards, but when she takes off her wraparound skirt, revealing shorts underneath, she is going far beyond what is socially acceptable at the time. She first scandalizes Elizabeth, then Edward. And she is supposed to be a professional.
    • She also lets a glimpse of her lacy underwear peek out from under her shirt.
  • Shotacon: A self-admitted one!
  • Thigh-High Boots: Under her skirt.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: When she takes off her long skirt.


Arthur

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"It's just a pretentious bit of writing done outside of my own specialty."

He wrote a mystery novel, A Study in Scarlet, that Ciel loved. Because of that, Arthur gained an invitation to Ciel's party held on one fateful night. He ended up having to play the role of an amateur detective.

He is Arthur Conan Doyle. The story all but spells it out, though surprisingly many people still manage to miss that.




Bravat Sky

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The mysterious lavender-haired fortune teller at the popular Sphere Music Hall. His readings to determine someone's personality and protecting star draw the crowds.


  • Guyliner: Red, as shown in the profile picture.
  • Phony Psychic: His act is really meant to determine someone's ABO blood group.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The choice between Bravat Sky vs. Blavat Sky depends on your tolerance for puns. Blavat Sky is an obvious reference to Madame Blavatsky. On the other hand, Bravat can be interpreted as the French word bravât, with the full name being interpretable as "one who would have defied Heaven".



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