Black Butler (manga)/Characters
The characters who appear in the manga are below.
- 1 Phantomhive Manor
- 2 Ciel's Relatives
- 3 British Government
- 4 Foreigners
- 5 Reapers
- 6 Noah's Ark Circus
- 7 Weston College
- 8 Others
"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
"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.
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.
- Action Girl
- Blind Without'Em: She is farsighted, and she treasures her glasses as the first item she got from Ciel as his maid. However, when she removes them...
- Cold Sniper: Of all of Ciel's non-demon servants, she appears to be the one for whom killing comes the easiest.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Dojikko: She got new glasses later on in the manga. It is uncertain how much that helped.
- Ninja Maid: She's a Cold Sniper who can leap from roof to roof and go Guns Akimbo with two rifles.
- Only One Name
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Spell My Name with an "S": Also spelled Mei Lin/Mei Rin/Maylene/etc. Yen Press' official transliteration is Mey-rin.
- Yaoi Fangirl: She has a crush on Sebastian, but doesn't mind him being all over Ciel and gets huge nosebleeds at the sight.
- Zettai Ryouiki: In Sniper Mode.
"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.
- 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.
"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.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Cute Bruiser
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: He keeps breaking things by accident.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Happens when he accesses his hidden reserves.
- Hair Decorations
- Hair of Gold: A male example.
- Meaningful Rename: He was originally called Number 12. His current name was given to him by Ciel, after a hero from the Irish Mythology.
- Only One Name
- Playing with Syringes: In his backstory.
- Super Strength: One of his defining traits.
- Super Speed: He is capable of running very quickly. His eyes glow while he does that.
- Tranquil Fury: His normal cheerful demeanor vanishes when he enters murder mode.
- Unskilled but Strong
"Ho ho ho."
The elderly house steward at the Phantomhive Manor. He spends his days sitting and drinking tea.
- Badass Grandpa: With a touch of Dissonant Serenity.
- Battle Aura
- Battle Butler: He was this to Vincent, Ciel's father. Tanaka also gets to show his skills as Ciel's butler when Sebastian is temporarily out of the picture.
- Cartoonish Companion: For the rest of the cast being drawn as a chibi is an exception. For Tanaka it's the rule.
- Hammerspace: Seriously, where did that katana come from?
- Katanas Are Just Better
- Implausible Fencing Powers: He cuts a rifle bullet in half just like that.
- Let's Get Dangerous
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He is scarcely more than knee-high in his chibi form.
- Old Master
- Old Retainer
- Only One Name
- Super-Deformed: Whenever he is being comic relief or background decoration, which is most of the time.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Midford
"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.
- Arranged Marriage: In one of the beginning chapters he says that he was forced to marry her and does not really want to. He does care for her, though.
- Cat Smile
- Double Standard Abuse (Female on Male): Hit her brother Edward in the head, hard? Nobody cares, not even Edward. Nearly crush Ciel's skull with a jump kick because of a horrible misunderstanding? Sebastian steps in at the last moment, so all is fine.
- Genki Girl
- The Glomp: She never hesitates at a chance to glomp Ciel.
- Hair of Gold
- Kissing Cousins: She and Ciel are cousins. Not that this was unusual for this time period.
- Morality Chain: Her entire reason for existence seems to be keeping Ciel from falling into the abyss.
- Panty Shot: A few times. She wears Victorian great-great-granny pants.
- Princess Curls: In Mega Twintails, which must take some considerable effort with the curling iron, as it turns out that her hair is straight naturally.
- The Reveal:
- Badass Damsel: We were all shocked.
- Badass Family: Including her, too.
- Child Prodigy: At fencing.
- Hot Chick with a Sword
- Dual-Wielding: Two swords, actually.
- Little Miss Badass So badass that when Grell was about to make an entrance, sweet Lizzie pointed a sword at her and glared at the Shinigami.
- Let's Get Dangerous
- Master Swordsman
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: The reason she wasn't fighting was because when they were little, young Ciel was afraid of Lizzy's mother and her harsh personality, and was glad he was marrying Lizzy. This made Lizzy feel that if she were to show her sword-fighting side, Ciel wouldn't like her.
- Spoiled Sweet: She's used to getting what she wants but, for the most part, isn't a bad person for it.
- Stepford Smiler: She keeps most of her fears and worries regarding Ciel to herself.
Angelina "Madam Red" Durless
"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.
- Anti-Villain: She does some monstrous things, but it's pretty hard not to have sympathy for her.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Bob Haircut
- Evil Redhead: More like very broken redhead, though.
- Fiery Redhead
- Green-Eyed Monster: She envied her sister Rachel's blond hair and conventional beauty. Then Rachel snagged from Angelina certain Vincent Phantomhive.
- I Am Not Pretty: When she was a child she believed that her red hair was ugly. Vincent convinced her otherwise.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: That's what she tried to convince herself to believe.
- Important Haircut: Cutting her long bangs marked the beginning of her self-esteem.
- Later on she cut her hair short all around when she started killing people.
- Jack the Ripper
- Lady in Red
- Like a Son to Me: Ciel. This saves Ciel's life, actually. And costs her her own life.
- Precocious Crush: On Lord Phantomhive, who would go on to marry her sister.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Serial Killer
- Shrinking Violet: When she was younger.
- Stepford Smiler
"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.
- Hot Amazon: She attracted her husband by beating him in a duel.
- Hot Chick with a Sword: Though she would not tolerate anyone calling her that.
- Hot Mom
- Iron Lady: As one of the British knights. She is also a marchioness.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: As shown in the profile picture.
- Lady of War
- Proper Lady: Despite her intimidating personality.
- Royal Rapier
- Master Swordswoman: She is a brilliant fencer.
"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.
- 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.
"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.
- 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.
'"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
"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.
- Cool Shades: He always wear anachronistic mirror shades.
- Co-Dragons: With the other servants of the queen.
- Man in White
- Named After Somebody Famous: Or rather, is somebody famous. Though the real John Brown died in 1883, some years before the present of the story...
- The Quiet One
- Sunglasses at Night: Lack of ambient light does not prevent him from wearing sunglasses. Nor does it seem to hinder him any.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy: Though he would probably be prettier if his eyes were visible.
- Whip It Good: He carries a whip when he goes out.
Charles Grey and Charles Phipps are Queen Victoria's butlers. Together the white-haired duo is known as Double Charles.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Grey's sword can cut through metal as if it was butter, and there is every reason to think Phipps's sword is equally sharp.
- All Work vs. All Play: While Phipps is all about his work Grey is all about the play.
- Battle Butler
- Implausible Fencing Powers
- Man in White
- Named After Somebody Famous
- One Steve Limit: Averted by the pair.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Grey is red and Phipps is blue.
- Super Window Jump
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
- Weapon of Choice: Sword.
"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.
- Big Eater
- Licking the Blade: In the Manga there is a picture of this.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Though his hair is only long in one part.
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.
"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.
"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.
- Anime Chinese Girl
- Beware the Quiet Ones
- Dual-Wielding: She has been seen to use two ornamental clubs.
- Emotionless Girl
- Eyes of Gold
- Horned Hairdo
- Incest Subtext: For supposed brother and sister, she and Lau are far, far too close physically. She even routinely sits on his lap.
- Little Miss Badass
- Marshmallow Hell: She does this once to Arthur. Lau claims that was because she is an affectionate child.
- Mini-Dress of Power
- Ms. Fanservice: Ran Mao, bearing cat ear-like Odango, having large breasts behind a clingy dress, showing off a lot of leg, being extremely flexible, and generally being very touchy-feely.
- Odango: Shaped like cat ears. Yeahhh...
- She's Got Legs
- Spell My Name with an "S": Lan Mao vs. Ran Mao.
- Qipao: A mini-dress version.
- The Quiet One
- The Stoic
- Zettai Ryouiki
Soma Asman Kadar
"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.
- Break the Haughty: As the result of a vicious "The Reason You Suck" Speech given by Sebastian and having been abandoned by Agni.
- Easily Forgiven: He forgives being a victim to Ciel's dirty trick in a friendly competition in about three seconds.
- Eyes of Gold
- Heterosexual Life Partners: He and Agni care deeply about each other; they are always together.
- Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: At least at first.
- Idiot Hero: A non-protagonist version who functions as a mirror to Ciel the highly intelligent Villain Protagonist.
- Parental Abandonment: His parents didn't see him much and pretty much let him run free.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Apparently no one ever gave him any criticism when he was a child. He grew up with more than a little distorted idea of his own abilities.
- Spoiled Brat
- Terrible Artist: And entirely unaware of it. His sitar-playing isn't any better either.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He loves curry.
"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.
- Battle Butler
- Chef of Iron: Also, a Supreme Chef.
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Heterosexual Life Partners: He and Soma care deeply about each other; they are always together.
- Important Haircut: Marked the beginning of his relationship with Soma.
- I Owe You My Life: Towards Soma.
- Only One Name
- Super Mode: Samadhi.
- Tears of Blood: When in a state of samadhi.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards Soma.
"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.
- Big Fancy House: A small castle, to be exact. He is also known to own a larger castle.
- Bishounen: In the flashbacks.
- Groin Attack
- Look Behind You!: A subtler variant: "Now! You stubble!" Baldroy was actually a good distance away and not attacking from behind.
- The Nicknamer
- Satiating Sandwich: He eats them constantly.
- Sour Supporter
- Trademark Favorite Food: Sandwiches, what else?
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: His sense of honor does not extend to his fighting style.
"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.
- Adorably Precocious Child
- Break the Cutie: A sad case. Everyone around her had been lying to her all her life. Her entire life had been a lie. She was heartbroken.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Or so she thought.
- Child Mage: Or so she thought.
- Child Prodigy: Already at the age of three she showed advanced talents.
- Comically Missing the Point
- Constantly Curious: She wants to learn about the outside world very much.
- Cry Cute
- Curtain Clothing: Sebastian makes her a new dress out of a bed cover. She thinks it looks great.
- Delusions of Eloquence: She has no idea how hard she is failing when she tries to sound like a mature and experienced woman.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Equivalent Exchange: Her feet. Or so she thought.
- Fille Fatale: Her hilariously awkward attempts at seduction are Played for Laughs. Ciel isn't attracted.
- Gadgeteer Genius: A few weeks in England and she has already invented the field of robotics.
- Genius Cripple: She, in addition to being a genius, has crippled feet and can barely walk. Wolfram carries her around a lot. The people around her crippled her feet intentionally.
- Gilded Cage: The cursed forest. Supposedly guarded by werewolves, in truth by humans who want to control her.
- Horned Hairdo: Kept together with hair nets attached to a hat.
- Important Haircut: Soon after her arrival in England, she cuts her hair short. It is the same haircut she had as a small child, which can be seen to symbolize her restarting her life from the point it went wrong.
- Innocent Prodigy: Despite her intelligence, she is still an eleven-year-old girl with a sheltered upbringing.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: But in here the mad scientist is her mother.
- Mad Scientist: Later on she develops to become a mad, or at least very eccentric, scientist in her own right.
- Mixed Metaphor: When she tries to sound all lofty and adult.
- Multiethnic Name: Sieglinde is very German while Sullivan is Irish.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Chemistry, medicine, and robotics are among her known fields of expertise. She learns extremely fast, so if she doesn't yet know a discipline, she can master it in short order.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Her dress may not belong to any consistent style, but it sure has a lot of expensive detail.
- Suddenly Bilingual: So when did she learn English?
- Training from Hell: When Sebastian has a week to teach her how to act like a lady.
Sieglinde's butler. He is very protective of her.
- Battle Butler: Far more "battle" than "butler", which isn't surprising considering that he had been raised to be a soldier from childhood and had never known another kind of life.
- Bodyguard Crush
- The Champion: For Sieglinde.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Between Sieglinde and the German army.
- He ends up choosing Sieglinde.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Death Glare: Frequently. Most often aimed at Sebastian.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He quickly develops a jealously for Sebastian's vastly superior butler skills.
- Hotblooded Sideburns
- Lima Syndrome: He was supposed to watch over Sieglinde and kill her if necessary.
- National Stereotypes: His cooking style takes German precision much too far. Sebastian is annoyed.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: A death scythe can cut through anything! Except another death scythe.
- Anachronism Stew: For some reason technology and culture in the shinigami world is somewhere around 70 years more advanced than in the human world.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Apparently there is a dress code.
- Blind Without'Em: All the reapers are ridiculously near-sighted.
- Celestial Bureaucracy: Very much like a mid-20th Century human bureaucracy.
- Green Eyes: To be exact, eyes of a very specific shade of chartreuse, with double-ringed irises.
- Healing Factor
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Used for the death scythes.
- Improbable Weapon: The death scythes. Likely back in the day they were all scythes, but nowadays any gardening tool seems to be scythe enough.
- In a Single Bound
- Perception Filter: Explains how the reapers can do their job without everyone noticing.
- Specs of Awesome: All reapers wear glasses. Only deserters don't.
- Villain Teleportation
William T. Spears
"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.
- Adjusting Your Glasses: All the time, usually with the pointy end of his death scythe.
- The Comically Serious
- Fantastic Racism: He really hates demons and makes his opinion known.
- Improbable Weapon: A pruning pole.
- Jerkass: The manner in which he treats his fellow reapers leaves something to be desired.
- Mean Boss: There is nothing redeemable about a boss who stomps on the faces of his lowerclassmen.
- Mysterious Middle Initial
- Only Sane Man: Among the Shinigami, though he is quite quirky...
- Perpetual Frowner: The only time we ever see him laugh (or even smile, at that) is in the Ciel in Wonderland OVA. Theoretically, you'd think it to be a charming moment, but...
- Romanticized Abuse: The more William beats Grell up the more the fangirls Squee. Grell apparently fell in love with William because of the abuse.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Played for intimidation, mostly when Grell is involved.
- Serious Business
- Stoic Spectacles
- Surrounded by Idiots
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
"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.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: All the guys he seems to like. Ronald apparently isn't cruel enough. It's possible to be too much of a bad boy for Grell though, as seen in the case of Undertaker in the manga.
- Ambiguous Gender: There's still discussion among fans on whether or not he's a transsexual or just flamboyant gay. The Word of God is that he's gay.
- Badass Long Hair / Badass Longcoat: The long coat in question being the coat he took from Madam Red as she died.
- Camp Gay: Though it's heavily implied that he was romantically involved with Madam Red...
- Chainsaw Good: Yes, in Victorian Era England.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: This seems to be a popular trope for the characters of this series, but now Grell can especially fit it, seeing as how he's portraying the Cheshire Cat in the Alice In Wonderland-inspired OVA.
- Combat Sadomasochist
- Combat Stilettos: He wears women's boots.
- Depraved Bisexual: He actually did fall in love with Madam Red, so he could be considered bisexual.
- He could be pansexual. It seems he just likes cruel people.
- Drag Queen
- Evil Is Stylish
- Evil Redhead
- Fangs Are Evil
- Friendly Enemy: When it comes to Sebastian in the anime. Although apparently Grell thinks it's more complicated than that.
- In Love with Your Carnage: This was likely the reason he fell in love with Madam Red and Sebastian in the first place.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: With Sebastian, and William in the Shinigami OVA.
- Jack the Ripper: He is one half of "Jack The Ripper", being Madam Red's accomplice in murdering the prostitutes.
- Jerkass Dissonance: Most fans seem to completely ignore his ruthless and sadistic streak and tend to portray him as something completely different.
- Long Hair Is Feminine
- Love At First Punch: Sebastian. (And Will too, for this one. It seems he likes them both for the cold shoulders they give him. And the bruises.)
- Mad Love
- Meaningful Name/Partially Named After Somebody Famous: He shares a surname with the original Jack the Ripoff.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Transsexualism: The fandom debate is heated and endless.
- Trans Equals Gay: The source of much confusion and disagreement.
- Weapon of Choice: The chainsaw he uses as his Death Scythe... even though it gets taken away in the anime and replaced with scissors. As a result, he is mostly reduced to comic relief since. He gets it back in season 2, though.
"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.
- Chivalrous Pervert
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Handsome Lech
- Idiot Hair
- Multicolored Hair
- Named After Somebody Famous: Ronald Knox was an author of murder mysteries.
- Reckless Sidekick: He jumps headfirst into a fight between Sebastian and William... and ends up almost hitting both of them.
- Share Phrase: Attempted in the anime, when he tries to use a variant on Grell's Catch Phrase. It doesn't work too well.
- Shout Out: His use of the lawn mower is reminiscent of the movie Braindead.
Noah's Ark Circus
"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.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Beast seems to feel differently about Joker than he does about her.
- Artificial Limbs: His arm.
- Beneath the Mask: Has two of these- the goofball, and the stoic.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Dirty Business: He really didn't like it when he had to take part in murdering children for entertainment.
- I Owe You My Life
- Only One Name
- Purple Eyes
- Red Right Hand: His right hand is a skeletal-looking prosthetic.
- Son of a Whore: His mother was a prostitute.
- Undying Loyalty: Less towards the Baron than the other children.
"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.
- Action Girl
- Artificial Limbs: Her leg.
- Brother-Sister Incest: With Joker, although they're not actually related. Also, Dagger has a crush on her.
- Cool Big Sis
- Dangerously-Short Skirt: In Victorian England. It helps that she's a circus performer.
- Ms. Fanservice: Of the Circus arc.
- Of Corsets Sexy She likes to wear black leather corsets.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- She's Got Legs: One natural, one artificial, both on display.
- Whip It Good: She carries a whip and is not afraid to use it.
- Zettai Ryouiki
"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.
- 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.
"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.
- Berserk Button: When she finds out that Ciel and Sebastian were the ones who killed the circus crew, she immediately tries to attack them.
- Berserker Tears: When she tries to attack Ciel and Sebastian.
- Bifauxnen: Freckles and Doll are the same person.
- Break the Cutie: When Ciel tells her that he killed the rest of the circus crew.
- Dropped a Bridget On Him: Towards Ciel.
- Kill the Cutie: After she found out that Ciel and Sebastian had killed the rest of the circus crew, she tried to attack them. The attempt failed.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Covers the part of her face which is deformed, mainly her eye.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Doll is incredibly elegant.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Her reaction when she found out that it was Ciel and Sebastian who had killed the rest of the circus crew.
- Youthful Freckles
"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.
- Animal Theme Naming: His name is Snake... you know, because he looks like he's half snake.
- Animal Eyes: Yellow snake eyes with vertical pupils.
- The Beast Master: With snakes, of which he has quite a collection.
- Because You Were Nice to Me
- Dark and Troubled Past: He had been displayed as a circus freak.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness
- Hellish Pupils
- Idiot Hair
- Morality Pet: Seems to be becoming another one of these for Ciel.
- Murder by Mistake: He was aiming at Ciel when he killed Patrick Phelps.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Snake's snakes are named Emily, Bronte, Oscar, Wilde, Keats, Wordsworth, Webster, and so on.
- The Nose Knows: The explanation for his tracking ability.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: He can track someone by smell through Victorian London.
- Super Senses: Smell and tremorsense, the snake specialties.
- Verbal Tic: Every time he speaks, whether it's for one sentence or a longer exposition, he always adds on "...says (fill in name of one of his snakes)". It's unclear whether he really is just a mouthpiece for the snakes, or whether he's so self-effacing that he disguises his own opinions and observations in this way.
- Weaksauce Weakness: A snake-charming flute.
"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.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Mad Doctor
- Morally-Ambiguous Doctorate: It's unknown if he actually has a doctorate from anywhere though.
- Obfuscating Disability: He didn't really need that wheelchair. He just sat all the time.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: The secret behind the Artificial Limbs he makes.
- The Sociopath: A particularly sneaky version.
- Throwing Off the Disability: When we get the Reveal about him.
- Would Hurt a Child: And he does. Routinely.
The P4 (Prefect Four)
- Absurdly Powerful Student Council
- Color Coded for Your Convenience: The prefects' names and eye colors match their house colors. It is unknown if this has an in-world explanation.
- Colourful Theme Naming: Bluewer, Redmond, Violet, Greenhill.
- Sympathetic Murder Backstory: They killed Derrick Arden together.
- True Companions: Despite their very different personalities, the P4 are all great friends.
"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.
- Geek Physiques: He is the skinny and physically weak type.
- Informed Ability: He does nothing that shows him to be particularly smart. When it should have been his chance to shine, he gets thoroughly outshone by Ciel's contributions instead.
- Massive-Numbered Siblings: He has seven sisters, three older and four younger.
- Nerd: Or at least he's constantly reading a little book.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
"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.
- Ambiguously Gay: Also ambiguously Shotacon, given how he likes Ciel and Joanne Harcourt so much.
- Chick Magnet: His looks and charisma are just that good, not that he seems particularly interested in girls.
- Dramatic Wind: He seems to be able to summon a wind carrying rose petals at dramatically appropriate moments, even indoors and without roses nearby.
- Horrible Judge of Character: His choices in fags haven't been that great, assuming he didn't make his decisions on looks alone.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Something About a Rose: He always wears a rose on his lapel. The other members of the P4 also wear their house flowers.
"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.
- Anachronism Stew: His appearance doesn't remotely fit the Victorian Britain he is supposed to live in. This extends to his entire student house.
- Goth: The gloomy version.
- Guyliner: He wears a lot of black eyeliner.
- Multicolored Hair: Black with white strands.
"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.
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.
- Beautiful All Along: The other characters remark how attractive he looks without his glasses and with his hair combed differently. Clayton however prefers his normal style.
- Blind Without'Em: He wears glasses for a reason.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Supposedly. The reputation of the Blue House says so.
- The Glasses Gotta Go: Temporarily for the boy band's performance anyway.
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.
- Battle Aura: In a cricket game. The aura apparently comes from the special bowl he invented.
- Delinquent Hair: A dyed mohawk in a Victorian public school goes just a little far.
- Multicolored Hair: Black and white.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections: There can be no other explanation for his physical appearance.
"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.
- Ambiguously Gay: For Redmond.
- Bishie Sparkle
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon
- Make-up Is Evil: Getting caught using it is enough to ruin your reputation.
- Manipulative Bastard
- School Idol: He is widely admired as the most beautiful boy in the school.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful
- Villain with Good Publicity
"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.
- Blinding Bangs
- Cheshire Cat Grin
- The Creepy Undertaker: He really plays up the morbid factor, sleeping in coffins and so on.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: He came third in an official character poll, behind only Sebastian and Ciel.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Everyone calls him "Undertaker".
- Green Eyes: Kept hidden for a long time.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: It's as if his skull's had to have been stitched back together... and maybe it has.
- I Love the Dead: It really gets to this territory. But maybe it's platonic? His fans hope so.
- Knowledge Broker
- Nice Hat
- Nightmare Fetishist: Quite a few different examples, including cooing over how nice a corpse looks with its cuts.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He tends to get a little too close for Ciel's comfort.
- Perky Goth
- The Reveal:
- Badass Long Robe: Full of grave markers.
- Beautiful All Along: When he finally sweeps his hair back he reveals himself as one hell of a Bishounen. Cue the fangirl squeeing, of course.
- Bishounen: It is a Cast Full of Pretty Boys after all?
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: It doesn't show with his normal style of dress, but when he opens his outer clothing, takes off his hat, and pushes his hair back a little, it's a different matter entirely.
- Necromancer: In the manga with his Night of the Living Mooks.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: A ton of recently murdered (read: eaten) ship passengers should drive the point home.
- Shinigami: A renegade one.
- Sinister Scythe: So far, the only reaper to use a real scythe. Decorated with bones, Absurdly Sharp Blade and all.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the manga he reveals himself to be much nastier than the slightly creepy Perky Goth everyone was used to. He stabs Sebastian in the back with his scythe. His plan, which he explains in chapter 60, isn't a nice thing either.
- Villain Teleportation: In the manga this makes him a particularly difficult enemy, even assuming you can deal with his fighting skills.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
- Yandere: Possibly for Ciel if his willingness to kill Sebastian for Ciel is any indication.
- Take Our Word for It: We never find out what Sebastian did to make Undertaker laugh.
Aleister Chambers (Viscount Druitt)
"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.
- 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.
"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.
- Abhorrent Admirer: For Ciel.
- Captive Date: The original plan.
- Grand Romantic Gesture: Some particularly creepy and ill-thought ones based on his general lack of taste and his romantic conception of Ciel as a Complete Monster. Ciel is thoroughly disgusted.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He thoroughly misjudges Ciel's character. Just because there were no survivors, you can't conclude that a person is a sadistic and murderous psychopath.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Ciel.
- Yandere: For Ciel.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: "Work for me or all those workhouse children, your friends, die." Made particularly tragic because he demanded committing an endless series of crimes of a similar magnitude, just inflicted on strangers, and he didn't even hold on to his own end of the deal.
- Bandaged Face: Has been that way for years. Apparently he's too stupid to figure out that Doctor might not be intending to deliver what he promised.
- Complete Monster: His lack of redeeming traits is quite remarkable.
- Gonk: Fully aware of this after his second meeting with the Phantomhive household.
- I Just Want to Be Beautiful
- Lolicon: He likes little girls too.
- Jabba Table Manners: Just look at how he eats that lobster.
- Psychopathic Manchild
- Serial Killer
- The Cake Is a Lie: His promise to the circus crew to gain their loyalty was a complete and utter lie.
- Unsexy Sadist
- Villainous Glutton
- Would Hurt a Child
"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.
"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.
- Detective Patsy: Invited to the party by Ciel to play that role.
- Mystery Writer Detective
- Nice Guy
- Unwitting Pawn: For Ciel.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: His assumptions about what is possible are in line with normal, non-supernatural mystery novels.
- Young Future Famous People: Even though it is never actually said that he's Arthur Conan Doyle, there is really no question about it. The anime version even mentions Sherlock Holmes by name for those who didn't get all the other references.
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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