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[[folder: Ciel Phantomhive]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/MaayaSakamoto (JP) and Creator/BrinaPalencia (ENG)

"''I'm arrogant, but not so much that I'd irresponsibly save someone just to brag about it.''"

The current Earl of Phantomhive, the sole survivor after the mysterious and untimely deaths of his parents in a fire. With the aid of his loyal butler, Sebastian, who appeared in his service only two years ago, he has not only maintained but strengthened his family's wealth and title, while also serving as "the Queen's Guard Dog", charged with investigating and dealing with problems relating to the underworld.

* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is blue only in the anime.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Usually very solemn and composed, he is very committed to his jobs (running the Phantomhive family business, and [[spoiler:fighting supernatural evil]]). Slightly different from the norm in that most people take him quite seriously, at least the ones who know him well.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: As of the most recent chapter, he's definitely this toward Elizabeth. He threw himself in front of a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} for her chapters ago, but [[spoiler:most recently he's taken to doing whatever he has to do to make sure she's safe from a ship load of [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]]. Her mother, who's normally overprotective, calmed down upon finding out that her daughter was with Ciel because she knew he'd protect her.]] That's a pretty high level of trust there!
** Inverted something ''fierce'' in chapter 57, as it turns out Elizabeth was [[spoiler:more [[LittleMissBadass badass]] than him [[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel all along]] and ends up saving ''[[DistressedDude him]]''.]]
** Pulled it again in chapter 58, [[spoiler:even though Lizzie saved him. He doesn't want her trapped on a sinking ship rife with zombies and shinigami, even if Sebastian and him are staying on board, so he has Sebastian knock her out and give her over to her brother.]]
* ArbitrarySkepticism: In chapter 86 he says people dying because of a curse is "ridiculous", despite his previous encounters with supernatural beings like demons, grim reapers, or the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent undead.]]
* AristocratsAreEvil: At least extreme GoodIsNotNice, especially in the anime.
* ArrangedMarriage: With his [[KissingCousins cousin Elizabeth]]. In one of the beginning chapters he says that he was ''forced'' to marry her and does not really want to. He does seem care for her, though.
** PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Well, not perfectly, but he does seem to have warmed up to the idea some more.
* AttractiveBentGender: "Lady Robin" is a very convincing girl.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Averted, as although he holds the highest rank in the Phantomhive Household (not to mention the fact that he works as the Queen's freaking watchdog), he's also a bit of a pansy, and likely the most physically incapable in the [[WorldOfBadass entire series]].
** Sebastian once stated that he doubts Ciel has the finger dexterity to button his own shirts.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: If you can look past his obnoxiousness.
** BadassAndChildDuo: In spite of Ciel's badassery, he's still the NonActionGuy, which permits him to work this trope with Sebastian.
** BadassBoast: Ciel is ''very'' proud of being Earl Phantomhive, and would very much like you to know that.
** BadassLongcoat[=/=]BadassCape: ''Both''.
** HeartbrokenBadass
* BadGuysPlayPool: Prior the kidnapping by the head of the Italian gangster division in Britain.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Against Alois.
* BeautifulDreamer: ''Everyone'' seems to like watching him sleep, so it can be taken in a non-romantic way as well.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: In the manga, Ciel's goal is to torture and kill the people who killed his parents, though once this goal is complete, it is almost certain and an inescapable fate that Sebastian will eat his soul. In the anime, [[spoiler:this is averted, as Ciel becomes a demon and Sebastian is unable to take his soul]].
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil
* BirthdayHater: His tenth birthday was the day his house burned down with both parents inside. And he was kidnapped, and taken off to be a slave to a cult. Really great birthday!
* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his demon butler.
* BreakTheCutie
* BrokenAce
* BrokenBird: As the result of a curse. Time will tell if this is [[DarkAndTroubledPast the way he used to be]], [[IronWoobie the way he really is underneath his calm demeanor]], or something else entirely.
* ByronicHero: A very young example, but he still fits this trope to a T.
* TheChessmaster: Proved it during the murder mystery arc where he [[spoiler: 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. Then very end where he only tells one character based off of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle]] of his scheme because he wanted to motivate him to continue to write mystery novels.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:with a few [[ILied well chosen words]] towards Snake, Ciel turned a former enemy into another one of his devoted servants.]]
* CannotTellAJoke: It takes him ''all night'' to make Undertaker even utter a simple "...hah."
* [[spoiler:ColdBloodedTorture: Performed on him by the cultists seen in his [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]]]].
* TheComicallySerious
* CorruptTheCutie: Pretty much what [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil the cult]] [[BreakTheCutie did to him]]. It becomes apparent throughout the series that Sebastian may be slowly making it worse (see [[RulesOfTheInternet rule number 43]]).
* CreepyChild: Especially in the anime.
* CrossDressingVoices: In both sub and dub.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Moreso in the anime than the manga.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: Anime-only, for the most part. In the manga he's portrayed mainly as TheComicallySerious.
* DealWithTheDevil: With Sebastian.
* DeathSeeker: In the anime, at least, he seems genuinely eager to die so long as he gets his revenge first.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: His parents were described and remembered by Ciel as loving and devoted parents. Even now, Ciel [[TearJerker loves the deceased Rachel and Vincent]].
* DefrostingIceKing: He has become significantly nicer towards people, at times even swallowing his pride to make Lizzy happy or showing concern for Snake and even Sebastian.
* DistressedDude: For all of his vocal badassery Ciel is actually not that skilled in combat. He constantly has to be saved by Sebastian as their deal dictates. However, it is not only Sebastian. As it turns out he is this for his [[spoiler:[[ChildhoodMarriagePromise fiancée]] [[BadassAdorable Elizabeth]]]] too.
* TheDogBitesBack: After Ciel's [[spoiler:parents were killed, his house was burnt down, he was kidnapped, and he was tortured]], he decided that he would seek out the person/people who killed his parents and deliver to them the same pain that he went through. Along the way he also decided that he doesn't mind killing people who get in the way of his plans.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Joker even had to ask if he was a boy to make sure.
* EmptyEyes: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]], but Ciel's eyes are much brighter during his flashback. In the present, his eyes only exude that same brightness when [[DeliberatelyCuteChild he's faking sweetness]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Ciel deeply cares for Elizabeth and his (deceased) parents and aunt. At one point in the anime, he even stops Sebastian from hunting down Grell because he "doesn't want Lizzie to witness anymore bloodshed."
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: The only ones that don't have romanticized interest in him are Tanaka, Finny, Baldo and Grell, who considers herself a girl.
* EvilBrit: Averted. This takes place ''in'' Britain and when everyone is British than it's nothing exceptional.
* {{Expy}}: Of Literature/ArtemisFowl from Eon Colfer's book series of the same name.
* EyepatchOfPower: Because walking around with a demon's seal available to anyone who looks you in the eyes is [[RedRightHand kind of gauche.]]
* FishOutOfWater: The circus arc shows that Ciel doesn't take well to unfamiliar territories, i.e., actually having to work.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Driven away from all promises of heaven by his experiences in life, despite the fact he has a covenant with an honest, actual-to-truth demon who has freely told him that, yes, there is a heaven, and yes, Ciel will suffer horribly once his soul ends up in the demon's clutches.
* AGlassOfChianti: Occasionally. Given that [[DeliberateValuesDissonance this is Victorian-era England]] no one bats an eye at a 13 year old doing this.
* HatesBeingTouched: 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 as a slave.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD[=/=]FreakOut: In PTSD fashion, Sebastian's actions when trying to save him from the werewolf's curse bring back painful memories of his time imprisoned. This causes him to lash out against Sebastian, won't let any of the other adults near him. Coupled with him now being blind, he could only cling to the young Finnian for safety. ]]
* IllBoy: He suffers from asthma, for one.
* ImprobableAge: Ciel is the leader of a popular toys and candy company, is working for the queen as a black ops/assassin, owns a mansion, and is rich from the money he inherited when his parents died. He is also only 13 years old, and this whole situation likely started around ''three years ago''.
** 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''.
* InformedAbility: The first few volumes have characters like Sebastian and Madame Red waxing poetic about Ciel's [[TheChessmaster chessmaster skills]] before he does anything even ''remotely'' close to the type of planning that quallifies one as a {{chessmaster}}.
* InnocentProdigy: Sebastian outright says in the murder mystery arc that Ciel is still a child despite being the head of the Phantomhive manor.
* InSeriesNickname: "The Queen's watchdog/guard dog," one of the "evil noblemen."
* IOweYouMyLife: In a ''very'' literal sense towards Sebastian.
* JadeColoredGlasses
* {{Jerkass}}: Ciel Phantomhive is not a nice person. He has a few PetTheDog moments, but he seems to have ulterior motives for most of these. [[spoiler:Take, for example, all of his house staff (except Tanaka, who's only really around because he's personally served the Phantomhive family for decades). Sure he rescued Mey Rin, Baldroy, and Finny from horrible lives, and he took in Snake when he had nowhere to go, but when you realize that all of these people are, in dangerous situations, extremely useful, his taking them in starts to look decidedly less altruistic.]]
* KissingCousins: He is [[ArrangedMarriage engaged]] to his cousin Elizabeth.
* KubrickStare
* LadyAndKnight: His relationship with Sebastian can be seen as a rare [[HoYay male/male version]] of the trope, with Ciel being the Dark Lord to Sebastian's Black Knight.
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia]]: In season 2 of the anime [[spoiler:he doesn't remember recent events prior to the season 1 finale thanks to his soul being taken, including the death of Abberline and Madam Red or who Grell, Soma and Agni are. Sebastian convinces the others to play along and not remind him.]]
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad: 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.]]
* [[LittleMissSnarker Little Mister Snarker]]: Again, mostly in the anime, as the manga portrays him more as TheComicallySerious.
* LittleProfessorDialog
* LivingADoubleLife
* MagicalEye: As proof of his contract is covered by an eyepatch for public reasons to avoid connections to the occult.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MarkOfTheBeast: The eye that isn't blue is purple and has Sebastian's seal 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?
* NiceHat: Ciel has many a fancy hat, particularly his top hat.
* NonActionGuy[=/=]NonActionSnarker: A rare inversion, as he's the main character and he's far from being a ButtMonkey; he's simply physically weak. Ciel generally sits in the sidelines and watches as Sebastian does the fighting.
* NonIdleRich: In chapter 52, Ciel even mentions that sitting around and leisurely discussing "nonsense" with other aristocrats is not for him.
* [[spoiler:NoPlaceForMeThere: Implied. After leaving Weston in the Manga, Ciel's stated reason for breaking off his ties with the other students is that they were no longer useful, but a few of his lines imply this trope as well.]]
* ThePowerOfActing: Ciel is a freaking amazing actor fyi. It's almost scary how he can do it so well. In fact, it is displayed when he smiles beautifully before dropping it in the next panel as it is all an act. Basically,the entire Noah's circus ark arc was one giant display of his acting prowess. He also does it again here when he is caught sneaking into Beast's tent by Doll. He was amazing and totally realistic. Even when it was clear Ciel had betrayed them, Doll was still certain that Ciel was a good guy due to his previous acting.
** Also, in the arc in which he had to pretend he was an ordinary student, he smiled and laughed and when he got injured, he bishie sparkled at will and gave a gentle smile, "I can forget the pain because everyone is happy." Or well, something along that line, but after he was out of sight, he mentioned to Sebastian, "Painful things are still painful." And could not comprehend why everyone believed that he had "Forgotten about the pain".
* NotSoStoic: When he breaks down, he ''breaks down''.
* OddCouple: With Sebastian.
* OnlySaneMan: Since almost everyone around him is very quirky.
* PerpetualFrowner: Moreso in the anime than in the manga. Especially in the second season, where you can count on one hand the number of times he smiles, even if it's just a smirk.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: His [[spoiler:breakdown over Sebastian's "death" in the murder mystery arc]] can be considered this, although later on this is [[spoiler:Exploited, as they were acting]].
* PowerAtAPrice: 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.
* {{Pride}}: Ciel seems ''very'' proud of his status.
* RagsToRiches: An interesting aversion in that he went ''from'' riches to (being tortured in) rags, then back again.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Anime-only. [[spoiler:When he gets turned into a demon, his eyes can glow an eerie fuschia.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Alois's Red Oni.
** To a lesser extent, the Blue to ''Sebastian's'' red as well. Mostly only in the anime though.
* RoyalBrat: In the first episode of the first season, Ciel arrogantly claims he doesn't have to explain his actions when he throws a dart and injuries Finny. He threw a dart at Sebastian too, but his butler seems like ''he's used to it.'' And this is only the beginning.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Savvy Guy to Elizabeth's Energetic Girl.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: The reason that he can usually get away with killing anyone he wants without any consequences.
* SecurityBlanket: There is a specific pillow that he cannot sleep without. [[spoiler: Exploited, as it is later revealed that it was just an excuse to hide the blood on Sebastian's chest.]]
* SlouchOfVillainy: He slouches when he's about to do something particularly nasty, and unless he is standing up, almost always gives orders to Sebastian exclusively in this pose. Also, he does it in almost all the official art.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess
* TheSnarkKnight
* SpoiledBrat: Sebastian certainly thinks so.
* StaticCharacter: So far in the manga, Ciel has had little to no character development. This rings ''especially'' true in the anime, particularly in contrast to [[{{Foil}} Alois]] who had lots of it in the second season, despite it being so short.
* TheStoic: Though he can get very angry, his default personality in the manga seems to be pretty stoic.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He resembles his father and inherits his mother's eyes. If he were to grow up, he'd end up looking exactly like his father (according to the "Ciel In Wonderland" OVA).
* SupernaturalIsPurple: His EyepatchOfPower 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.
* SympatheticMurderer: As if you didn't want to give him a big ol' hug when he [[spoiler:ordered Sebastian to kill Baron Kelvin and set a bunch of kids on fire]].
* TeenGenius: Although he's not a clichéd TeenGenius and appears to add up more with the ChildProdigy trope, he is in fact 13 and qualifies as a teenager.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: When partnered with Sebastian.
* TroubledButCute
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior
* UnableToCry: He could cry when he was younger, but now he apparently can't. [[spoiler:The closest he has come to since then was when his eyes got watery in chapter 34]].
** [[spoiler: Subverted in Chapter 89, when he fully seen crying. Granted, it's due to being subjected by a curse, but still.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted again in Chapter 91, when Ciel is seen actually crying for real when Finnian tells him that he'll protect him, and Ciel says he's not worth protecting.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: So much he's the trope image.
* VitriolicBestBuds: One way to interpret his relationship with Sebastian.
* WeirdnessMagnet
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In the manga, it's become apparent that Ciel is either afraid of his DarkAndTroubledPast, knives/sharp objects (since he always seems to react particularly stronger emotionally if they are involved), or both.
* WickedCultured
* WiseBeyondHisYears
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Only in the anime. The coloured title pages in the manga (and other official art by Yana) almost always show him with black or dark grey hair, making the few times it appears blue more HairColorDissonance, or possibly just a ShoutOut to the anime's designs.
* YouKilledMyFather: He wants to find and get revenge on the one who murdered his parents. [[spoiler:In the anime it was Angela who also fused his father's remains with his wife and made them into an abomination to be used to kill Ciel, their own son.]]
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[[folder: Sebastian Michaelis]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/DaisukeOno (JP) and Creator/JMichaelTatum (ENG)

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

Ciel's mysterious but charismatic and highly skilled butler; he appeared out of nowhere with Ciel two years ago and is rarely far from his master's side. In reality, he is actually a demon who has made a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian pledge]] to Ciel; in exchange for utter obedience to Ciel, and assisting him in finding and killing the murderers of Ciel's parents, Sebastian will be allowed to kill Ciel and take his soul once his service is ended or Ciel dies.

* AffablyEvil: Although less "evil" in the anime. Sebastian is always polite to everyone.
* AintTooProudToBeg:[[spoiler: He begs Sieglinde to save Ciel. Yeah, the situation was just so serious.]]
* [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl Always Save The Kid]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: To the fans he is either this, or AmbiguouslyGay, but he did [[spoiler:have sex with Matilda and it is ''heavily'' implied that he did the same with Beast]].
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Sure, he's a bad guy now, but who's to say that he's not bad simply because that's what Ciel needs?
* AmbiguouslyGay
** Exhibit A. Stilettos.
** Exhibit B. The way he stands and walks, particularly prominent in the first couple of volumes.
** And, of course, [[spoiler: fighting with Claude over Ciel, which leads to both Alois and Grell implying that he's in love with Ciel. Sebastian doesn't deny it, and, in fact, agrees while fighting Claude in episode 10 that he's not fighting for just Ciel's soul...]]
*** Most of these traits are ''especially'' apparent in the anime. It's far more ambiguous in the manga.
** Let's not forget the episode where Sebastian tries to teach Ciel to dance...
* AnimalMotifs: A raven is associated with his demonic nature and has a strong affinity with cats.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: More obvious in the original Japanese than the English versions.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAndChildDuo: With Ciel
** BadassInANiceSuit
** BadassLongcoat
** SubmissiveBadass
* BattleButler: He's the trope image!
* {{Bishonen}}: Oh yes.
* BornWinner: It doesn't appear that he's actually done anything other than ''being a demon'' to become so awesome.
* {{Catchphrase}}: 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."
** "Yes, My Lord", would probably count too.
* TheCharmer
* CheshireCatGrin: Occasionally.
* TheCoatsAreOff: He removes his tailcoat in his fight with Grell, and that's when things ''really'' get down.
* [[spoiler:CoitusEnsues: Happens in both the anime and the manga, though in the former it was so out of the blue that it left most fans [[FlatWhat baffled]].]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Sometimes performed on his/Ciel's enemies.
* CuteLittleFangs
* CutenessProximity: Get him close to his beloved cats, and he even ignore Ciel.
* DarkIsEvil
* DemiHuman: In his human-like form, he still has CuteLittleFangs (at least in the manga), and his eyes are red or at least some rare shade of auburn.
** The fangs aren't always apparent though. They usually only show up when he's being creepy. It's possible that he can "summon" them.
* DissonantSerenity
* TheDragon: To [[TheChessmaster Ciel]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* EvilBrit: If he can be considered British; even if he's not technically, he's good at pretending.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask
* FangsAreEvil
* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath[=/=]IronicHell: He looked pretty darn unhappy with the fact that he'd have to serve Ciel for the rest of eternity in the anime's "second season".]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: A demon disguising as a human butler.
* GameFace: 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.
* GeniusBruiser
* GentlemanSnarker: Especially apparent with his first interaction with [[MsFanservice Beast]], which almost borders themes of BelligerentSexualTension.
* GratuitousEnglish: "Yes, my lord."
* HellishPupils: Occasionally.
* HistoricalRapSheet: PlayedForLaughs in the anime, where before being tortured, Sebastian says in a light-hearted manner, "I admit it, I started the Black Plague." Considering [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld his age]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent what he is]], he probably wasn't kidding.
* IKissYourHand: He does this to Ciel in a flashback.
* ImmuneToBullets: Not so much "immune" as "heals too quickly for them to really work". He doesn't particularly like being shot, even if it doesn't do much more than hurt.
* InSeriesNickname: "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."
* {{Irony}}: Loves cats and dislikes dogs. [[spoiler: Named after Ciel's dog.]]
** Though his discontent for dogs has only been stated in the anime.
* KindheartedCatLover: Sebastian adores cats, and makes no secret of the fact he loves them.
** In the anime, this extends to him having a pronounced dislike of dogs.
* KissOfDeath: At the end of the first anime when he leans into [[spoiler:Ciel]] to devour his soul. It looks as though soul-devouring requires some mouth action, but [[KissingDiscretionShot the scene just fades before he gets too close]].
* LadyAndKnight: Another way to interpret his relationship with Ciel is a [[HoYay male/male version]] of this trope, with Sebastian being the Black Knight to Ciel's Dark Lord.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastien_Michaelis Sebastien Michaelis]].
** [[spoiler: Turns out that Ciel was naming him after his dog.]]
** By sheer coincidence (or not) his name is also a reference from the Japanese stereotype all foreign butlers are named ''Sebastian''.
** Although Ciel picked the first name, it's likely that the surname is purely him rolling with it and making a joke few would get. Including Ciel at that point, at least. Well, who knows: he might have met the guy.
* MysteriousPast: Sebastian is the most mysterious character of them all. Little is known about him other then he is a demon, not even his true name or form (though certain aspects of the later is shown, such as the fact that [[spoiler: he wears high heels as a demon]]). The anime gives a few tidbits: He met a Egyptian pharaoh, he spread a famous, major, and [[HistoricalInJoke real life]] plague more then a 100 years prior to the events of the series, and he probably is of the [[spoiler: FallenAngel]] variety of demon because [[spoiler: a crapload of feathers swirl around him like a twister]] in his true form.
* NominalHero: In the anime.
* NonchalantDodge
* NonHumanSidekick
* NotSoDifferent: Sebastian and the Undertaker share an ironic laugh when [[spoiler:Ciel expresses disgust at the P4's casual murder]].
* [[spoiler: NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: Amazingly, the manga has recently added a few situations that Sebastian has failed to solve instantly or prevent. He's lost to the Undertaker twice (though both times he also had reasons not to go all-out). He also doesn't seem immune to curses from other supernatural beings either. True, he's still NighInvulnerable, but to see one of manga's most famous {{Showy Invincible Hero}}es taken down to ''merely'' NighInvulnerable is quite surprising.]]
* OddCouple: With Ciel.
* OffhandBackhand: Gave us a pretty epic one to a zombie while soaking wet on a sinking ship...[[http://www.kuroshitsujimanga.com/img/Kuroshitsuji/56/24.jpg no, seriously.]]
* TheOmniscient
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Sebastian" is only the name Ciel gave him, which also used to be his dog's name.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Sebastian contractually owns Ciel's soul and literally kills anyone who tries to kill Ciel before he can, even other demons.
* OnlySaneMan: Among the servants of Phantomhive, Sebastian is more or less the only one that can actually get things done.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Apart from masquerading as a butler with heightened talents, he almost never reveals his true form onscreen, and only [[spoiler: long high heel shoes and some feathers falling around him implying that he at least has bird-like wings.]]
* TheProudElite: Suave but aloof, this demon turned butler is quite intelligent and there is very little he cannot do. Being a demon, he truly does care nothing for humans beyond their use as tools and food.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Almost counts as a RedRightHand, as they're the main hint that he's actually a demon in disguise.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Ciel's blue, especially in the anime.
** To drive this point home he has red eyes while Ciel has blue. 'Course after Ciel made his contract one of them turned purple.
* SarcasticDevotee: To Ciel.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers
* ServileSnarker: To Ciel.
* SexGod: Because he's a demon disguised in the form his master ordered him to (a polite butler), Sebastian interrogates a cult member......''very'' convincingly.
-->'''Woman:''' I can see the Gates of Heaven! \\
'''Sebastian:''' (unamused) Oh I ''highly'' doubt that.
* SexyDiscretionShot: His sex scenes with [[spoiler:Beast]] in the manga and [[spoiler:Matilda]] in the anime.
* SlasherSmile: Occasionally.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat[=/=]VolleyingInsults: With Claude in the second season of the anime. Their interactions usually include backhanded "compliments" and snarking about the other's butler aesthetics.
* TheSocialDarwinist
* SupremeChef
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He fits this trope to a T.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: When partnered with Ciel.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Several times Sebastian ends up in scenarios that make ''him'' squirm in discomfort, displeasure or just {{squick}}, despite the fact he's a demon portraying an almost stereotypically unflappable butler. Two early anime examples include the fact he seems quite alarmed when Madame Red gropes him and his repeated disgust when Grell flirts with him.
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: In the final episode of Season 2, he kills Claude and escapes being bound to Alois for all of eternity only to be bound to a demonic Ciel for all of eternity.]]
* VillainProtagonist: In the manga.
* VitriolicBestBuds: One way to interpret his relationship with Ciel.
* WeaponOfChoice: Silverware, [[CaptainObvious because he's a butler.]]
* WickedCultured
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mey-Rin]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BBMaylene_1316.jpg]]
-> Voiced by Creator/EmiriKatou (JP) and Creator/MonicaRial (ENG)

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

* [[spoiler:ActionGirl: She's a ColdSniper who can leap from roof to roof and go GunsAkimbo with two rifles.]]
* [[spoiler:BadassAdorable]]
* BlindWithoutEm: She is farsighted, and she treasures her glasses as the first item she got from Ciel as his maid. [[spoiler:However, when [[TheGlassesComeOff she removes them...]]]]
* [[spoiler:ColdSniper]]: As backstory.
* CovertPervert: Gets really heated up over potential steamy situations with Sebastian, whether he's with her or Ciel. In the anime, also sprouts a NoseBleed at the sight of Pluto with Angela when she believes they are lovers, and is ''very'' appreciative of the view when they encounter Pluto wandering naked around the fens.
** Also from her time in Houndsworth, upon seeing a man training a dog, the dub renders her as saying,"I'd let him pet me, yes I would!"
* [[spoiler:CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* CuteClumsyGirl: Ciel, please get Maylene some new glasses.
** And in chapter 85, he does!
* FullyClothedNudity: Reacts this way in season 1 when she and the other servants go for a swim, and is embarrassed by her Victorian-style swimsuit, which by modern standards is extremely modest.
* GirlishPigtails
* TheGlassesComeOff
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Meido}}
* MysteriousPast: [[spoiler:All we've seen of it is her being pinned down by Sebastian when Ciel took her into his service. It's hinted she was a contract killer who got caught and given a second chance.]]
* [[spoiler:NinjaMaid: Deeply enjoys being a maid, as she's made clear several times, but has no compunctions about killing anyone who threatens her employers.]]
* {{Nosebleed}}
* OnlyOneName
* OpaqueNerdGlasses
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Also spelled Mei Lin/Mei Rin/Maylene/etc. Yen Press' official transliteration is Mey-rin.
* ThreeAmigos: With Finny and Bard.
* YaoiFangirl: She has a crush on Sebastian, but doesn't mind him being all over Ciel and gets huge nosebleeds at the sight.
* ZettaiRyouiki: [[spoiler: In Sniper Mode.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Baldroy "Bard"]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BBBard_7801.jpg]]
-> Voiced by Creator/HirokiTochi (JP) and Creator/IanSinclair (ENG)

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

* BoisterousBruiser
* ChefOfIron: His food isn't good mostly because he's blowing people up with it.
* CordonBleughChef: His food might taste good if he tried cooking it the right way instead of using flamethrowers.
* [[spoiler:CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Lost everyone he cared about on the battlefield. When Sebastian found him, he was cradling one of his dead friends.]]
* [[spoiler:GatlingGood: Keeps it in the kitchen, of course.]]
* [[spoiler:TheEngineer: A combat type.]]
* OnlyOneName
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Baldo/Bard.
* StuffBlowingUp: [[spoiler: As a former soldier, he has knowledge of weaponry including explosives.]]
* TechnicalPacifist: [[spoiler:As much as he enjoys explosions, he seems to like not having to kill people... unless necessary.]]
* ThreeAmigos: With Finnian and Mey-Rin.
* WarIsHell: [[spoiler:He had more than enough experience with the horrors of war. His past does seem to haunt him, and he still thinks like a soldier.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Finnian "Finny"]]
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-> Voiced by YuukiKaji (JP) and Creator/JasonLiebrecht (ENG)

"''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!''"

* [[spoiler:BadassAdorable]]
* {{Bishonen}}
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: In the flashbacks where he's being tortured.]]
* [[spoiler:CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass]]: [[spoiler: May not know much about gardening yet, but he uses his strength more proficiently than what he normally implies; which is usually none at all.]]
* CuteBruiser
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's a major theme in the Black Butler universe. Finny is no exception. The poor boy was [[spoiler:captured and cruelly experimented on. When he wasn't left alone in a dark cell, he was given numerous unsafe injections and saw his fellow subjects killed with a bullet to the brain.]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: To Ciel.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: [[spoiler:He totally [[CuteBruiser does]]. Except]] when blowing on hot milk to cool it down, he accidentally breathes at ''[[UpToEleven fifty mph]]''.
* HairDecorations
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* InnocentBlueEyes
* IOweYouMyLife: To Ciel, for saving him from life as an experiment and giving him a new life and a name.
* {{Keet}}
* MysteriousPast: Okay, so if Finny grew up as a test subject in a cell, how on earth does he know [[spoiler:a specific dialect of German used mainly in Southern Germany?]]
* OnlyOneName: Justified. His past was so horrible [[TheNameless nobody ever bothered to give him a name]], until he met Ciel. Being given a name was so important to him, it led to his [[IWillProtectHer Declaration of Protection]] for Ciel.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some call him "Phinnian" as well...
* SuperStrength
* TheCaretaker: Forced to become this in chapter 91 for Ciel, as he's the only one of the servants [[spoiler: Ciel will let help.]]
* ThreeAmigos: With Bard and Maylene.
* [[spoiler:TheyWouldCutYouUp: His SuperStrength comes from surviving human experiments.]]
* [[spoiler:YouAreNumberSix: Was referred to as #12, as shown by his tattoo, during the experiments.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tanaka]]
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[[caption-width-right:290: Serious]]
-> Voiced by ShunjiFujimura (JP) and Creator/RBruceElliott (ENG)

"''Ho ho ho.''"
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* ArtShift: Usually drawn SuperDeformed. When he needs to be serious, he's drawn the same as the rest of the cast.
* [[spoiler:BadassGrandpa: With a touch of DissonantSerenity.]]
* CoolOldGuy: The only reason Sebastian tolerates him. That and he doesn't get in the way.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: PlayingWithATrope. He's usually designed deformed and simple compared to the cast, but when he's serious, he's drawn the same way as the rest of the cast and goes back to his deformed mode, once he's said what's needed to be said.
* [[spoiler:OldMaster: Of bartitsu.]]
* OldRetainer: Of the Phantomhives. The main reason Ciel lets him stick around.
* OnlyOneName
* SecretKeeper: In the anime [[spoiler:was told directly by Vincent Phantomhive that Queen Victoria would be the one responsible for his death, but was also asked to keep this from Ciel. At the end of the first season Sebastian gives Ciel's Tanaka's diary, which reveals this]].
* UndyingLoyalty: Has served the Phantomhive family for decades; it's part of why he's kept around despite not doing much. When Ciel turned out to be NotQuiteDead, the thought of returning to his service was enough to get Tanaka out of a ''wheelchair''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Elizabeth "Lizzy" Midford]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/YukariTamura (JP) and Creator/CheramiLeigh (ENG)

"''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?''"

* [[spoiler:ActionGirl: Dual Wielding against zombies]]
* ArrangedMarriage: With Ciel.
** PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Well, not perfectly, but he ''does'' seem to have warmed up to the idea some more and Lizzie herself also seems quite happy about this.
* AscendedExtra: Before the current arc, she had only appeared in about 5 chapters.
* [[spoiler:BadassAdorable]]
* BadassBoast: Gives one during her [=CMoA=] in the [[spoiler:Campania Zombies Arc.]]
* [[spoiler:BadassFamily: Including her, too.]]
* [[spoiler: BecomingTheMask: Despite what the other spoilered text may imply, she really ''is'' that girly, and always was. Burying her combat ability wasn't a matter of one personality replacing another so much as one ''overtaking'' another.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Take our word for it.
* CatSmile
* DamselInDistress
** [[spoiler: DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel: In the manga, she's actually a LittleMissBadass. She thought Ciel wouldn't like her enough if she was too "brash and uncute", so she didn't use her swordmanship skills until there was no choice.]] It could be a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of the [[spoiler: DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel]] trope. [[spoiler: Unlike most girls that fit this trope, it's all for the sake of her beloved, and not because she simply likes being rescued. It also shows that Lizzie had to sacrifice a few things in order to maintain Ciel's pride, and it harmed her self-esteem.]]
* [[spoiler:DualWielding]]
* ElegantGothicLolita: Unsurprising, given the time period.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* [[spoiler:GirlyBruiser]]
* TheGlomp: She never hesitates at a chance to glomp Ciel.
* GreenEyes
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Her gold hair highlights her sunny disposition, girlish attitude, innocence, and deep love for Ciel. However, later characterization reveals [[spoiler:that she is a LadyOfWar and nowhere near as naive as she seems, but still a NiceGirl]].
* HiddenDepths
* [[IAmXSonOfY I Am X, Daughter of Y]]: "I am the daughter of the leader of the British Knights Marquis Alexis Leon Middleford: Elizabeth! '''''The Wife of the Queen's Watchdog!'''''"
* InTheBlood: Would you believe her ''father'' is as overaffectionate?
* [[spoiler:KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Fighting zombies in ElegantGothicLolita clothing.]]
* KissingCousins: She and Ciel are cousins. Not that this was unusual for this time period.
* [[spoiler:LadyOfWar]]
* [[spoiler:LittleMissBadass]]: [[spoiler: So badass that when Grell was about to make an entrance, sweet Lizzie pointed a sword at her and glared at the Shinigami.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: With most things regarding Ciel. Like what happened during the month he was kidnapped or even the fact that he has asthma. Ciel probably keeps these things from her in order to not worry her but now she's starting to get suspicious.
* LoveMartyr: For Ciel. Most of the stunts she pulls are only for Ciel's happiness.
* [[spoiler:MasterSwordsman: Elizabeth is quite the accomplished swordswoman.]]
* MegaTwintails: That hairstyle can't possibly be achieved in real life without lots of curlers and hair gel. As Lizzie's hair seems to be [[http://i16.mangareader.net/kuroshitsuji/58/kuroshitsuji-2425435.jpg naturally straight]], looks like it's not possible without curlers for her, as well.
* MoralityChain: Her entire reason for existence seems to be keeping Ciel from falling into the abyss. [[spoiler: It's lampshaded in chapter 58 she even states that her goal was to be a wife Ciel could protect. Then she changes this so she could protect Ciel.]]
* [[spoiler:NoGuyWantsAnAmazon]]: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:NonIdleRich]]
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity: She's not so harmless as she appears. In this case, it's to fool Ciel into thinking she's someone he needs to protect, instead of the other way around.]]
* {{Ojou}}
* OverlyLongName: Elizabeth Ethel Cordelia Middleford is her full name in the anime. It's not unusual for that time period either.
* PluckyGirl
* {{Protectorate}}: Seems to be this to her older brother Edward.
* RegalRinglets: The manga indicates these aren't natural and are the way she chooses to style her hair.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Her role in this story is as "The wife of the Queen's Watchdog". [[spoiler:She's quite the accomplished ActionGirl; she just doesn't want to show that side often in front of Ciel, [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon fearing he may dislike her should she do so]].]]
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Energetic Girl to Ciel's Savvy Guy.
* [[spoiler:SilkHidingSteel: More like ''[[TheCutie Sugar]]'' Hiding [[BadassAdorable Steel]].]]
* SkewedPriorities: Lizzie, honey, the cake is not that important, [[spoiler:especially when your fiancé has a gun out and there are zombies running about.]] ''Really.''
** Neither is the [[{{Kawaiiko}} cute dress or the cute demeanour]] as a whole. Ciel briefly chastises her for this, which shortly leads into CharacterDevelopment and [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadAss for [[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel Elizabeth]].]]
* SpoiledSweet: She's used to getting what she wants but, for the most part, isn't a bad person for it.
** She does seem to be getting better at it, though. [[spoiler: Even more now that she decided to not hide her LittleMissBadass side anymore.]]
* [[spoiler: StepfordSmiler: As seen from chapter 66, she keeps most of her fears and worries regarding Ciel to herself.]]
* UnfazedEveryman: One of the few genuinely normal people that [[WeirdnessMagnet Ciel]] knows.
* [[spoiler:ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend]]: In the manga.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Angelina "Madame Red" Durless]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BBRed_502.jpg]]
-> Voiced by Creator/RomiPark (JP) and Creator/LydiaMackay (ENG)

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

* AllWomenAreLustful: At any rate, she certainly enjoys male attention.
* [[spoiler:AntiVillain: She does some monstrous things, but it's pretty hard not to have sympathy for her.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes: The red-dressed, haired and eyed aunt of Ciel who sees him as her surrogate son? [[spoiler: She's half of Jack the Ripper, punishing prostitutes for requesting abortions while she can't have kids because of an accident that also killed her husband; the other half being her seemingly-stupid but highly sociopathic shinigami butler Grell Sutcliff.]]
* [[spoiler:BloodLust]]
* [[spoiler:BreakTheCutie: She was quite cute growing up... but then things got bad... really bad. See TraumaCongaLine below.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird]]
* CannotTellAJoke
* ChristmasCake
* CoolAunt: To Ciel.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[spoiler:ADeathInTheLimelight]]
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen]]
* DrivenByEnvy: [[spoiler:Envied the pregnant prostitutes who came to her clinic for abortions... [[InsaneTrollLogic so she]] [[KillEmAll killed them.]]]]
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* [[spoiler:EvilRedhead: More like ''very broken'' redhead, though.]]
* TheFashionista
* FieryRedhead
* FreakinessShame: Initially hated her signature red hair, until Earl Phantomhive told her he liked it.
* [[spoiler:TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Envied her older sister for being lucky enough to attract the eye of Earl Phantomhive.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodGirlGoneBad]]
* HiddenDepths: Ooh boy.
* HospitalHottie
* IAmNotPretty: She did believe her red hair was ugly.
* ImportantHaircut: She used to have longer hair before [[spoiler: she started killing people.]]
* [[spoiler:IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: She tried to convinced herself that she was happy as long as Vincent and Rachel were happy.]]
* [[spoiler:JackTheRipper]]
* LadyInRed: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Duh.]]
* LikeASonToMe: Ciel. [[spoiler: This saves Ciel's life, actually. And costs her her own life.]]
* [[spoiler:MadDoctor]]
* [[spoiler:MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate]]
* NonIdleRich
* [[spoiler:ObfuscatingStupidity]]
* [[spoiler:PrecociousCrush: On Lord Phantomhive, who would go on to marry her sister.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Averted in that she's pretty harmless and truly loves her nephew. [[spoiler:Then you find out who she really is]].
* ShrinkingViolet: When she was younger.
* [[spoiler:SiblingTriangle]]
* [[spoiler:StepfordSmiler]]
* [[spoiler:TraumaCongaLine: Wow. The love of her life marries her older sister, though Red still manages to marry [[SecondLove a good and loving]] NiceGuy anyway. Then, after getting her medical license, her husband and unborn child are killed and she has to have a hysterectomy. She then loses ''both'' her sister and the love of her life in a fire. After all of this, she gives abortions to prostitutes. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Jealous of the pregnancies they can't keep or don't want,]] she begins killing them, [[InLoveWithYourCarnage which is where Grell steps in.]] However, when faced with more or less getting away with her murders so long as Grell keeps Sebastian busy and she murders Ciel, poor Red can't bring herself to kill her nephew "who was like a son to her"... and is promptly chainsawed by Grell.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Grell Sutcliff]]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BBGrell_1751.jpg]]
-> Voiced by Creator/JunFukuyama (JP) and Daniel Fredrick (ENG)

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

* AxCrazy
* {{Badass}}: Particularly in the Manga.
* BadassLongcoat: [[spoiler: The long coat in question being the coat Grell took from Madam Red as she died.]]
* BestHerToBedHer: Possibly. The men that Grell usually falls the hardest for are the men who have beaten her in a fight. Arguably, this is why she fell for William T. Spears in the first place!
* BirdsOfAFeather: Part of what attracted Grell to Madame Red was [[spoiler:that she was taking out her frustrations at being barren - since Grell has a male assigned body, she can't give birth either,]] so they had a common cause.
* BlindWithoutEm: Apparently it's a shinigami trait.
* {{Buttmonkey}}
* ChainsawGood: Averted. It jams when it gets clothing caught in it.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Though partially justified as part of a disguise, she initially came across as [[ShrinkingViolet timid]], [[TheDitz clumsy]] and suicidal. Then after [[TheReveal the reveal]], later parts of the story portray her as [[LargeHam over the top]], [[AgentPeacock flamboyant]] [[AxCrazy and very violent]].
* CheshireCatGrin: This seems to be a popular trope for the characters of this series, but now Grell can especially fit it, seeing as the reaper portrayed the Cheshire Cat in the Alice in Wonderland-inspired OVA.
* CombatSadoMasochist: Especially with Will and Sebastian on the masochist part.
* CombatStilettos
* DiminishingVillainThreat: This is especially true in the anime, reducing Grell from a legitimate threat to a HarmlessVillain by each appearance.
* EvilRedhead: Fitting with Grell's love of red, she also has red hair.
* FangsAreEvil: After the reveal, Grell constantly has sharp shark like teeth.
* FriendlyEnemy: When it comes to Sebastian, at least. Although apparently Grell thinks it's more complicated than that.
* GreenEyes[=/=]SupernaturalGoldEyes: Somehow both ''at the same time''. Seems to be a [[spoiler:shinigami trait]].
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: This was likely the reason Grell fell in love with Madame Red and Sebastian in the first place.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: With Sebastian, and William in the Shinigami OVA.
* [[spoiler:JackTheRipper: Grell is at least one half of "Jack The Ripper", being Madam Red's accomplice in murdering the prostitutes.]]
* KarmaHoudini: In a series full of villains facing [[LaserGuidedKarma very karmic deaths]] Grell has notably received relatively '''minor''' punishments [[spoiler: for killing Madam Red, Ciel's aunt, and tempting her into killing women in the first place]], like being beaten in the face and dragged off by Will for abusing the duties of a reaper. However, Grell has not suffered any lasting punishment. Having her weapon downgraded till the finale of Season 1 is the only punishment she received.
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Sebastian.
** And Will too, for this one. It seems Grell likes them both for the cold shoulders they give her. And the bruises.
* MadLove: A one-sided one with Sebastian.
* MeaningfulName: Shares a surname with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sutcliffe Peter Sutcliffe]] [[spoiler: the original JackTheRipoff.]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* NotInTheFace
* PutOnABus: In the manga. [[spoiler:[[TheBusCameBack Grell reappears about 50 chapters later on the ''Campania''.]]]]
* RapunzelHair: After the reveal.
* {{Shinigami}}: Has a chain instead of a scythe, and her attacks reveal the memories of the victims.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* SissyVillain: Only in the anime, in the manga, Grell's rather vicious, especially if you harm her face.
* SlasherSmile: Post-reveal, all the time.
* TooKinkyToTorture: Especially in the anime.
* {{Transsexual}}: Grell is biologically male, but identifies as a female.
* WeaponOfChoice: The chainsaw she uses as her Death Scythe... even though it got taken away in the anime and replaced with scissors. As a result, Grell was mostly reduced to [[PluckyComicRelief comic relief]]. Though she got it back at the end of season 1.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Undertaker]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP) and Creator/JohnSwasey (ENG)

"''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.''"

* [[spoiler:AmbiguouslyEvil: Not outright evil, but certainly not on the [[AntiHero good guys' side]], either.]]
* [[spoiler: '''{{Badass}}''': Took on Sebastian, Grell and Ronald Knox at the same time with seeming ease. As in he didn´t get hit once and mortally wounded Sebastian.]]
* [[spoiler:BadassLongRobe: Full of grave markers that may as well be spears]].
* [[spoiler:BadassPreacher: Well, if said priest was also a J-Rocker. He's wearing the collar in any case]].
** [[spoiler:SinisterMinister, then too.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Seems to be shaping up to be this as he was the villain of two arcs.]]
* BlindingBangs: Though in the anime, Grell does brush them aside to find WhatBeautifulEyes he has and immediately asks him to make love to her.
** [[spoiler: In the manga, though, Grell noticing his eyes causes her to realize immediately he's a rogue shinigami; apparently they all have the same kind of eyes, but he's not wearing any glasses!]]
* [[spoiler: BeautifulAllAlong]]: [[spoiler: In chapter 59 of the manga he finally sweps his hair back and reveals himself as one hell of a {{Bishonen}}. Cue the fangirls squee, of course]].
* [[spoiler: {{Bishonen}}]]: See above. [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys Were you really surprised]]?
* CheshireCatGrin
* CreepyGood: In the anime at least. [[spoiler: As of Chapter 60 in the manga, not so much considering [[ZombieApocalypse what's he up to]] in that arc though he still appears to [[PetTheDog care about Ciel.]]]]
* TheCreepyUndertaker
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* {{Expy}}: Of Dr. Franken Stein from [[SoulEater Soul Eater]], appearance-wise and a bit in personality.
* EyeObscuringHat: He sometimes wears his hat in this manner.
* [[spoiler: FemmeFatalons:]] He is a male example.
* FlashStep: [[spoiler: Displays this when posing as Weston's Principal]]. Sebastian himself failed to catch him.
* ForTheEvulz: Morbid laughs are the only reason he does anything; in most settings, this would be classified as ItAmusedMe, but given the BlackAndBlackMorality of the setting [[spoiler:and the fact The Undertaker is responsible for the zombie outbreak going on just because he thought it'd be funny to see what happened if he helped an idiot scientist reanimate corpses]], the Undertaker's amusement can be seen in a rather negative light.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: It's as if his skull's had to have been stitched back together... and maybe it ''has.''
* KnowledgeBroker
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Maybe not necessarily when he's dressed the way he usually does, but definitely when he's [[spoiler:in shinigami form]]. So much so that when Grell saw what his face really looked like, she was completely enamored by his looks.
* MysticalWhiteHair
* NamesTheSame: Three words "[[TheUndertaker REST IN PEACE.]]"
* NiceHat
* NightmareFetishist: Quite a few different examples, including cooing over how nice a corpse looks with its cuts and [[TooKinkytoTorture allowing Grell to bury him in epsom salts and smiling about the sensation of moisture leaving his body.]] Justified in that [[spoiler: he's a Shinigami in the anime, and later in the manga, as well]].
* [[spoiler: NighInvulnerable]]: [[spoiler: He got attacked by Grell's chainsaw Death Scythe but it had no effect, because he's a shinigami]].
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: He tends to get a little too close for Ciel's comfort.
* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent: Ciel's (apparent) disgust at the P4's murders gives Undertaker a fit of the giggles.]]
* [[spoiler: NotSoHarmlessVillain: A ton of recently murdered (read: [[NightOfTheLivingMooks eaten]]) ship passengers should drive the point home.]]
** [[spoiler: And he took on Grell, Ronald, and ''Sebastian'' at the same time and ''won effortlessly'']].
* PerkyGoth
* [[spoiler:{{Shinigami}}: In the anime, and later, the manga]].
** [[spoiler: Interestingly, in the former, he's a retired and highly respected ex-shinigami, while in the latter, he's just been revealed to be a renegade shinigami; apparently the fact he alone of the Shinigami we've seen so far doesn't wear glasses is a ''very bad sign'']].
* [[spoiler: SinisterScythe: So far, the only Shinigami to use a ''real'' scythe. Decorated with bones, AbsurdlySharpBlade and all]].
** [[spoiler: [[UpToEleven He uses said Death Scythe to cut the ''Campania'' in two]]]].
* TakeOurWordForIt: We never find out what Sebastian did to make Undertaker laugh.
* TheReveal: ''Several''.
** [[spoiler: A flashback in Chapter 32 shows him seated with the former Earl of Phantomhive's gang. This doesn't get a followup until ''Chapter 85''.]]
** [[spoiler: He was the one who created the Bizarre Dolls for kicks, setting off the whole Campania story arc.]]
** [[spoiler: The Principal who escaped from Sebastian so quickly that only his clothes were left? Yeah, that was him too. He took the job ''after'' he helped the P4 hide a few bodies]].
* TooKinkyToTorture: Again, only in the anime.
* [[spoiler: TookALevelInJerkass]]: [[spoiler: In the manga (chapter 60 onwards), he reveals himself to be much nastier than the slightly creepy PerkyGoth everyone was used to, to the point in chapter 61 he ''stabs Sebastian in the gut with his scythe.'' His plan, which he explains in chapter 60, isn't a nice thing either]].
* {{Undertaker}}: [[CaptainObvious Uh]]… [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin yeah]].
* WhatBeautifulEyes: [[spoiler: Finally reveals them in chapter 59]].
* [[spoiler: WhiteHairBlackHeart]]: As of chapter 60.
* {{Yandere}}: Possibly for Ciel [[spoiler: if his willingness to kill Sebastian for Ciel]] is any indication.
** Possibly a platonic variant if [[spoiler: his (undefined) connection to Ciel's grandmother]] has anything to do with it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lau]]
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-> Voiced by [[KojiYusa Kôji Yusa]] (JP) and Creator/JerryJewell (ENG)

"''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?''"

* BewareTheSillyOnes
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DarkAndTroubledPast: A flashback in the anime shows that he lost his family during the Opium Wars. First he's seen walking with his sister when the English show up, [[spoiler:and then shown holding her ''severed arm.'']]
* EyesAlwaysShut
* HandsomeLech: Almost always seen with Ran-Mao in his lap… and occasionally [[HoYay hitting on Ciel]].
* KarmaHoudini: Invoked, the main reason he lets Ciel boss him around is so he can keep running his enterprise without interference.
* OnlyOneName
* OpiumDen: Lau's occupation.
* PrettyFreeloader: He's made numerous appearances despite Ciel only requesting his service a couple of times.
* PsychoticSmirk
* SchrodingersButterfly: Frequently references the story of Zhuangzi.
* StereotypesOfChinesePeople
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ran-Mao]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/SayuriYahagi (JP) and Creator/TrinaNishimura (ENG)

"''Glad... you're safe.''"

* AnimeChineseGirl
* BewareTheSillyOnes
* BoobsOfSteel: Possesses strength that rivals and/or surpasses Finnian's [[spoiler: without having gone through the injections]] and has breasts larger than Mey-Rin's.
* BraidsOfAction
* CarryABigStick: Her weapons of choice are clubs.
* CloudCuckooLander: Apparently has no knowledge whatsoever of the Western world; when she was going through Irene Diaz's possessions, she tried to wear a pair of bloomers as a hat.
* CuteBruiser: She's primarily Lau's lap dog, but she's proven a fairly dangerous assassin.
* CuteMute
* DualWielding: She carries two ornamental clubs.
* EmotionlessGirl
* LittleMissBadass
* MinidressOfPower
* MsFanservice
* OdangoHair: Shaped like [[CatGirl cat ears]]. [[RuleOfCute Yeahhh...]]
* OnlyOneName
* TheQuietOne
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Lan Mao vs. Ran Mao.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TheStoic
* ZettaiRyouiki
[[/folder]]

[[folder: William T. Spears]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/NoriakiSugiyama (JP) and Barry Yandell (ENG)

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

* AdjustingYourGlasses: All the time, usually with the pointy end of his death scythe.
* {{Badass}}: The artbook implies he even has "strength equal to Sebastian."
** BadassInANiceSuit: Also fits the other Death Gods (with the exception of Grell).
* {{Bishonen}}: While he's more handsome than pretty now, he certainly fit this trope when he was younger.
* BlindWithoutEm: There are some [[WeaksauceWeakness amusing side effects]] when he loses his glasses.
* TheComicallySerious
* ImprobableWeapon: A pruning pole.
* {{Jerkass}}: The manner in which he treats his fellow reapers leaves something to be desired.
** He also doesn't take too kindly to Ciel or Sebastian.
* MeanBoss: There is nothing redeemable about a boss who stomps on the faces of his lowerclassmen.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial
* OnlySaneMan: Among the Shinigami, though he is quite quirky...
* PerpetualFrowner: 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...
* RomanticizedAbuse: For the most part, this is only in the anime. The more William beats Grell up the more the [[{{Fangirl}} fangirls]] {{squee}}.
** In the anime, Grell apparently fell in love with him because of it.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Played for intimidation, mostly when Grell is involved.
* SeriousBusiness
* {{Shinigami}}
* StoicSpectacles
* SurroundedByIdiots
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ronald Knox]]
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-> Voiced by {{KENN}} (JP), Creator/JoelMcDonald (ENG)

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

* BadassInANiceSuit
* BlindWithoutEm: Apparently, all the Shinigami are ''ridiculously'' near-sighted, for whatever reason.
* BumblingSidekick: Downplayed; he's semi-competent but seems to depend on advice from Grell and William.
* ChivalrousPervert
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* HandsomeLech
* IdiotHair
* ImprobableWeapon: A lawn mower. [[BewareTheSillyOnes And]] [[BoomHeadshot it]] [[DeathFromAbove is]] [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer so]] '''''[[ZombieApocalypse awesome.]]''''' [[BadassDriver Plus, he rides it.]]
* KnifeNut: Not his main weapon, but he's proficient enough with throwing knives to cut Sebastian. It's only remarkable because most Shinigami stick to only using their Death Scythe.
* MulticoloredHair
* RecklessSidekick: He jumps headfirst into a fight between Sebastian and William... [[LeeroyJenkins and ends up almost hitting both of them.]]
* SharePhrase: Attempted in the anime, when he tries to use a variant on Grell's CatchPhrase. It doesn't work too well.
* {{Shinigami}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Soma Asman Kadar]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/ShinnosukeTachibana (JP) and Creator/ChrisAyres (ENG)

"''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!''"

* BigBrotherInstinct: He develops this for Ciel, much to the latter's annoyance.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BreakTheCutie: Though he learns a valuable lesson from it.
* ForeignFanservice
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Agni care deeply about each other, and they are always seen together.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Sees Ciel as a good guy and a friend, despite Ciel's... aloofness and suspicious behavior.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Tries to track down his nursemaid Mina, believing she'd been kidnapped by an Englishman, only to find out that she left India ''on purpose'' because her caste meant she would only ever be a servant and instead wanted to be a rich man's wife.
* PrettyFreeLoader: Despite being a filthy-rich prince, he decides to live under Ciel's roof.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Massive ditz, but intelligent and well-educated enough from a young age that the finest academy in England has nothing to teach him. He was ''bored''.
* SpoiledSweet: A bit self-centered, but a genuinely good guy. Later in the anime, he's shown passing out curry bread to the homeless.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves curry.
* ThoseTwoGuys: When partnered with Agni.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Agni]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/HirokiYasumoto (JP) and Creator/PatrickSeitz (ENG)

"''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?!''"

* BattleButler: Comes off as a rather benign foreign counterpart to Sebastian.
* {{Bishonen}}
* CharlesAtlasSuperPower
* ChefOfIron: Also, a SupremeChef. The "Hand of God" isn't a reference to his combat prowess but rather to his cooking.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* ForeignFanservice
* HappinessInSlavery: Obeys every command Soma gives him without question. Soma saved him from being executed, and he will never stop repaying it.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Soma care deeply about each other, they are always together.
* IOweYouMyLife: Towards Soma.
* KarmaHoudini: Tries to [[DefiedTrope defy]] it. In the manga, he spends an entire chapter trying to confess to Scotland Yard about [[spoiler: being blackmailed by West into attacking people]], but Ciel stops him.
* OnlyOneName
* TearsOfBlood
* ThoseTwoGuys: When partnered with Soma.
* UndyingLoyalty
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lord Aleister Chamber (Viscount of Druitt)]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/TatsuhisaSuzuki (JP) and Creator/ToddHaberkorn (ENG)
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Of all the people to show interest, he ranks fairly high on Ciel's NoYay scale.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: How evil/dangerous ''is'' he? Selling girls into [[SexSlave sexual slavery]] is not cool, but given how he [[RecurringExtra keeps popping up]] in connection to Ciel's cases, it's unclear just how deep his bastardry goes...
* {{Bishonen}}
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Not that he seems particularly competent.
* BlueBlood
* CampStraight[=/=]AmbiguouslyBi: He's as camp as you get and flirts with Ciel (both in and out of [[DisguisedInDrag drag]]), but he also ''[[TheCasanova loves]]'' the ladies.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CombatCommentator: In Episode 7 of the 2nd season.
* [[PiratesWhoDontDoAnything Doctor Who Doesn't Do Anything]]: Has a medical degree, but never does anything... er, medical.
* DiminishingVillainThreat: More so in the anime than in the manga, though he's not much of a threat in both canons. In the anime, he goes from being a shady prostitution dealer to rather ridiculous, HoYay riddled comic relief.
** His involvement in illegal affairs remains intact, as demonstrated by being [[spoiler: a member of 'the Phoenix', a shady medical cult.]]
* HotGuysAreBastards: Has a lot of fangirls both in (and [[DracoInLeatherPants out]]) of universe, but shows himself to be a crazy asshole in every appearance.
* LargeHam
* ManInWhite
* TheNicknamer: He calls every woman he finds attractive a "Robin". Which becomes a touch creepy when he calls ''Ciel'' one.
* PurpleEyes
* SissyVillain
* WickedCultured
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fred Abberline]]
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-> Voiced by HisayoshiSuganuma (JP) and JonathanBrooks (ENG)
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* FairCop
* FriendToAllChildren: He feels sorry for Ciel because he's a burdened child.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]: In the anime.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: See just above.
* HiddenDepths: Perceptive enough to see Ciel's rant about how he's meant to be alone as pain from the loss of his parents.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Or rather, ''is'' someone famous.
* NiceGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Paula]]
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-> Voiced by Creator/YuiItsuki (JP) and JessicaCavanagh (ENG)

* CanonImmigrant: Originally an anime-only character, she later makes multiple appearances in Lizzie's flashbacks in chapter 58 of the manga.
* CatchPhrase: "Jingle jingle!"
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Paula has brown eyes and hair.
* {{Meido}}: She works as Elizabeth's personal maid.
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: Her attempts at cheering Lizzie up in the anime are very awkward, but endearing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Queen Victoria]]
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[[caption-width:256: Manga]] [[caption-width-right:328: Anime]]

-> Voiced by Creator/AyakoKawasumi (JP), (young) Creator/AlexisTipton (ENG) and (old) Bridgett Dahl (ENG)

''"ALLLBEERTT!! I wish you were here today too!!!"''
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* [[spoiler:AdaptationalVillainy]]: In the anime.
* AffectionateNickname: She enjoys calling Ciel "boy", much to his embarrassment.
* [[spoiler:BodyHorror]]: In the anime [[spoiler:she has bits of Albert's flesh ''merged with hers'', and it's ''still rotting.'']]
* CoolOldLady: In the manga.
* DynamicEntry: In the manga, she arrived at [[spoiler: the curry cooking competition]] on horseback.
* [[spoiler:ElCidPloy]]: At the end of the first anime season [[spoiler:the real Victoria is dead, killed by Ash, but Arthur arranges for a double to stand in for her, with only a few people knowing the truth.]]
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: In the anime, when she makes her first public appearance for quite a while during the Curry Competition several people in the audience comment that she seems particularly frail, not knowing about the FountainOfYouth situation because she keeps her veil down.
* TheFaceless: In the anime, keeps her veil over her face in public to disguise her young appearance.
* FountainOfYouth: In the anime [[spoiler:thanks to Ash.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: She has a particular soft spot towards children, calling them "the future".
* HistoricalInJoke: In the manga, Queen Victoria has the occasional fit of tears that can be only alleviated by a servant (John Brown) with a Prince Albert puppet.
* [[spoiler:HistoricalVillainUpgrade]]: In the anime [[spoiler:she was the one responsible for the Phantomhives' deaths, in conjunction with Ash, and was attempting to start a world war.]]
* [[spoiler: JustThinkOfThePotential: So there's someone out there who can make horrifying, flesh-eating zombies that only serious firepower can take out? Pretty scary. [[EvilIsNotAToy Let's try to recruit them!]]]]
* TheLostLenore: Her husband Albert, who passed away prior to the start of the story.
* WidowWoman
* [[spoiler: {{Yandere}}]]: In the anime.
[[/folder]]
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Characters Introduced in the "Circus Arc/Book of Circus":

[[folder: Freckles[[spoiler:[=/=]Doll]]]]
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"''There's a long life o' circus ahead o' you!''"

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyahiTakagaki

* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:She, along with the other First-Tier circus members are involved in the kidnapping incident, but they are only following their "father's" orders]].
* BerserkButton: When [[spoiler:she finds out that Ciel and Sebastian were the ones who killed the circus crew, she]] immediately tries to attack them.
* BerserkerTears: When [[spoiler:she tries to attack Ciel and Sebastian]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: [[spoiler:Freckles and Doll are actually the same person]].
* {{Bokukko}}: She uses the aggressive-masculine pronoun of ''ore'' to refer to herself.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:Her reaction when Ciel tells her that he killed the rest of the circus crew]].
* CircusBrat
* TheCutie: Is this within the circus members. She is implied to be the youngest, and quickly befriends and bonds with Ciel.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It hints that all of the circus members have this.
* FacialMarkings: Like all of the circus members.
* GenkiGirl: Has a very cheerful persona as Freckles. [[spoiler:Not so much as Doll.]]
* InnocentCohabitation: Ends up as Ciel's roommate during his stay at the circus. Ciel had no idea that Freckles was a girl.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Has these, being TheCutie, of course.
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: After she found out that Ciel and Sebastian had killed the rest of the circus crew, she tried to attack them]]. [[TearJerker The attempt failed]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Her love for her "father" and siblings causes her to follow his orders and kidnap children in order for their bones to be used for prosthetic limbs]]. Most of the other circus crew members do this as well.
* OnlyOneName
* ParasolOfPrettiness: [[spoiler:As Doll.]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* PeekABangs: [[spoiler:Covers the part of her face which is deformed, mainly her eye]].
* SheCleansUpNicely: [[spoiler:Doll is incredibly elegant.]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: There are two distinct sides to her personality: the side of the serious, solemn and quiet performer [[spoiler:Doll]], and the side that's cheerful, friendly and playful when she's Freckles.
* TheTease: She forces Ciel to touch her chest to prove that she is a girl, and offers him the chance to "take a peek downstairs," as she words it.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: [[spoiler:Her reaction when she found out that it was Ciel and Sebastian who had killed the rest of the circus crew]].
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* [[spoiler:TwoFaced]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Places Ciel's hands on her breasts to prove that "he" is actually a "she".
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* WomanInWhite: [[spoiler:As Doll.]]
* YouthfulFreckles
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Joker]]
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"''We decided to protect our most precious thing. For that, we will do anything.''"

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamoruMiyano

* AboveGoodAndEvil: [[spoiler:He didn't care what he had to do, as long as he thought it would save the other children.]]
* AllForNothing: [[spoiler:He believed he was protecting his "brothers and sisters" back at the Renbon Workhouse by obeying Kelvin. After he and all the first-tier members of the circus die because of it, Ciel and Sebastian find the Renbon Workhouse abandoned. They assume Kelvin allowed Doctor to kill the children for his experiments with artificial limbs. Meaning that Joker and the rest died for ''nothing''.]]
* AnArmAndALeg:
--> ''"If I still had my right arm, I'd let you on my back, but…"''
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:He kidnapped and tortured other children on Baron Kelvin's orders, but certainly does not take pleasure in doing so.]]
* ArtificialLimbs: His arm. [[spoiler:[[{{Squick}} Made of children's bones.]]]]
* BeneathTheMask: Has two of these - the goofball and the stoic.
* CoatCape
* CuteLittleFangs
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It hints that all of the circus members have this.
* [[DistinctiveAppearances Distinctive Appearance]]
* EvilRedHead: Even though he isn't really evil.
* FacialMarkings: Like all of the circus members.
* FieryRedHead: Subverted, as he only acts outgoing to the general public.
* FlawExploitation: Applied by Baron Kelvin.
* FreakyIsCool: The way the circus members see each other versus the rest of the world.
* FriendToAllChildren: Seems to behave this way, for good reason.
* GuyLiner
* HiddenDepths
* ImportantHairAccessory: He didn't have clips before.
* IOweYouMyLife
* KansaiRegionalAccent
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He will do anything for his foster siblings, even [[spoiler:kidnap children because his demented "father" makes him believe he's protecting his brothers and sisters back at the Renbon Workhouse by doing so (although there are actually no children there anymore).]]
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:Descends into this after his "father" Baron Kelvin is killed in front of him by Ciel, and his remaining arm is cut off by Sebastian. It's in his name, after all.]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He loves his "siblings" so much, to the point that he's willing to commit crimes to protect them.
* TheLeader: Serves as this for the circus members.
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye
* MulticoloredHair
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:No matter how much he hates to kidnap innocent children and force them to perform in dangerous shows in which they die gruesomely; if that is what his "father" wants he will do it, since he's still the man who saved him and his "siblings", and the one supposedly protecting the other children at the Renbon Workhouse.]]
* NothingUpMySleeve: [[spoiler:He has a knife hidden within his [[ArtificialLimbs Artificial Limb]] at all times.]]
* ObliviousToLove: He apparently isn't aware of Beast's feelings for him.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: [[spoiler:It's implied his mother never bothered to name him, as he has no real name in the death record.]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* PermaShave: Doesn't seem to have stubble in the morning.
* RealJokeName: Quite literally.
* RedRightHand: Although technically he isn't evil.
* SonOfAWhore: His mother was a prostitute named Karen Taylor.
* StageNames
* SadClown[=/=]StepfordSmiler
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Is responsible for what his troupe does, and doesn't do.
* UndyingLoyalty: Less towards the Baron than the other children.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Beast]]
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"''Yes, we are all father's possessions.''"

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YukoKaida

* ActionGirl
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:She, along with the other First-Tier circus members are involved in the kidnapping incident, but they are only following their "father"'s orders]]
* ArtificialLimbs: Her leg. [[spoiler:[[{{Squick}} Made of children's bones.]]]]
* TheBeastMaster
* CoolBigSis: To Dagger and her other "siblings."
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It hints that all of the circus members have this.
* FacialMarkings: Like all of the circus members.
* HopelessSuitor: Beast seems to feel differently about Joker than he does about her.
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* MsFanservice: Of the Circus arc - she is easily the most {{Stripperific}} females introduced.
* NotBloodSiblings: She has feelings for her "brother" Joker, although they're not actually related. Also, Dagger has a crush on her.
* OfCorsetsSexy
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Beast" is only her StageName. [[spoiler:According to her death record in the anime her real name is Mally.]]
* ParentalAbandonment
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RegalRinglets
* SexForSolace: [[spoiler:Gives in to Sebastian's seduction after Joker ignores her request to run away from their "father" and rejects her feelings for him. Sebastian uses this to get answers out of her.]]
* WhipItGood
* ZettaiRyouiki
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dagger]]
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"''More important than the tent is sis's purity!''"

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto

* BerserkButton: Is extremely protective towards Beast, and anyone touching his big sis seems to have this effect.
* BlushStickers
* CrazyJealousGuy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It hints that all of the circus members have this.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Beast.
* FacialMarkings: Like all of the circus members.
* FlawExploitation: Seems to be applied by Baron Kelvin.
* GuyLiner
* HopelessSuitor: To Beast.
* {{Keet}}
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie:Semi-subverted considering he died due to a protagonist.]]
* KnifeNut
* NotBloodSiblings: He has a crush on his foster sister Beast.
* OnlyOneName
* ParentalAbandonment
* SkilledButNaive
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:For Beast, which leads to his death.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Snake]]
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"''I'm sorry for my carelessness that could have sent you to the next world.''"

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakumaTerashima

* {{Adorkable}}
* AnimalThemeNaming: His name is Snake... you know, [[CaptainObvious since he's half snake]].
* BadassAdorable
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: His reason for [[spoiler: joining the circus.]]
* BelatedBackstory: His backstory differs from the rest of the circus members, and is not revealed until much later.
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler: Begins to slip off the mask upon reappearance.]]
* ConsultingMisterPuppet: People sometimes wonder whether he's simply a mouth-piece for his snakes or not.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It hints that all of the circus members have this.
** [[spoiler: However, Snake is set apart because he was not originally found by Baron Kelvin; prior to joining the circus, he was put in a cage as a HalfHumanHybrid attraction until the circus members freed him.]]
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: Starts to be more expressive [[spoiler: after joining Ciel's staff.]]
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness
* ExpressiveHair: Has a cowlick of hair that shoots up when he's surprised and trembles when he's nervous.
* FacialMarkings: Like all of the circus members.
* FlawExploitation: Performed on him by [[spoiler:Ciel, who converts him into his staff.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Before being taken in by the circus.
* FrozenFace: Subverted; while his initial appearances seem to present him as emotionless, he does have facial expressions, [[spoiler: which is shown more frequently after becoming Ciel's staff.]]
* GreenEyes: With a hint of gold.
* HalfHumanHybrid: According to Joker, he's a half-human, half-snake.
* HellishPupils: Have snake-like pupils. Justified since he's half-snake.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Can be played straight or averted depending on how well you think [[spoiler: Ciel lied to him about wanting to cooperate and find the 'missing' circus members.]]
* IAmAMonster: Thinks himself as one due to his snake-like skin, which attracts several insults when [[spoiler:he was in Campania, along with Ciel and Sebastian.]]
* IAmWhatIAm
* IdiotHair
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* IOweYouMyLife: [[spoiler: The Circus saved him from being an attraction on display.]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: [[spoiler: The only primary-tier circus member with no knowledge of Baron Kelvin and the whole kidnapping incidents.]]
* LuminescentBlush: Sprouts one in chapter 52.
* MoralityPet: Seems to be becoming another one of these for Ciel.
* MysteriousPast
* NotSoStoic
* OnlyOneName
* ParentalAbandonment: Due to being half-snake.
* PerpetualFrowner: Rarely express his emotions, and when he does, it's most likely negative.
* PutOnABus: After the Circus arc, he was left behind none the wiser.
** TheBusCameBack: He [[spoiler: returned near the end of the Murder Mystery arc to look for his friends by questioning Ciel and Sebastian. He joins Ciel's staff in the meantime.]]
* TheQuietOne: He never seems to speak for himself, only translating for his snakes.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: When you consider just how much time seemingly passed since the Circus Arc. [[spoiler: He used his snakes to follow Ciel's scent.]]
** [[spoiler: Though he ended up going to the wrong house and it was actually thanks to Sohma and Agni he found Ciel, since they had mistaken Snake for a friend of Ciel's so they greeted him warmly [[IdiotBall and sent him to Phantomhive Manor.]]]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Shows signs of being one when [[spoiler:boarding the Campania with Ciel]] due to his appearance.
-->[[spoiler:'''Ciel''']]: "You aren't used to crowds?"
-->'''Snake''': "I look different from everyone else, and since I'm with you, people will laugh at you too."
* SnakePeople
* SixthRanger: As both the Noah's Arc First tier and [[spoiler: as Ciel's staff.]]
* [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speaks Fluent Snake]]: His specialty.
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: Being the only member of the circus' first tier still alive is what leads him to attempt revenge on Ciel and co.]]
* [[TheBeastMaster The Snake Master]]
* ThemeNaming: His snakes' names, all named after authors.
* TroubledChild: As a [[CaptainObvious child.]]
* UnableToCry
* VerbalTic: Whenever he speaks, he ends the sentence with "..says (Snake's name)". This is taken even further in the anime, with him becoming a ManOfAThousandVoices due to each snake having a completely unique voice. Emily gets a teasing [[LarynxDissonance Falsetto]], while another is a GutturalGrowler.
* ViewersAreGeniuses: One of his snakes, Webster, refers to himself as having been born on "the Island of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilha_da_Queimada_Grande Queimada Grande]]". This island is famous for having only a single species of snake, the highly-venomous Golden Lancehead Viper.
* WallGlower
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[[folder: Baron Kelvin]]
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"''Special people can only be touched by other special people.''"

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/{{Chafurin}}

* AbhorrentAdmirer: [[spoiler: To Ciel. He sees the boy as the ultimate epitome of beauty and did everything to get his attention, even reenact the day Ciel was sacrificed. Ciel's response is to shoot him point-blank.]]
* AbusiveDad: [[spoiler:He forces his devoted children to kidnap other children and is shown to treat them like crap after becoming obsessed with Ciel and "beauty".]]
* [[spoiler:ArcVillain: Of the "Circus Arc/Book of Circus."]]
* AristocratsAreEvil: Gradually became this once [[spoiler:he met Ciel.]]
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* BandagedFace: Was about to undergo plastic surgery, which didn't take when [[spoiler:he heard that the Phantomhives had been assassinated.]]
* EvilCripple
* FatBastard
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: After his second meeting with the Phantomhive household.
-->'''Kelvin''': Oh... I get it now. Special people can only be touched by other special people. I'm too ugly to even think about touching them.
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:Kelvin uses his access to the first-tier members' "brothers and sisters" in the Renbon Workhouse and his ability to aid or hinder them, to control the first-tier members and get them to do want he wants, no matter how much they hate it. Later, Ciel and Sebastian discover that Kelvin had lied about keeping the other children at the Renbon Workhouse alive. They assume Kelvin most likely allowed Doctor to kill them for his experiments with artificial limbs. Meaning that all Joker and the rest did was for ''nothing''.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: [[spoiler:The moment he laid his eyes on Ciel, the old man became obsessed.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He used to be a kindly philanthropist who took in street urchins, but then [[spoiler:he met Ciel, became obsessed with beauty and is now a crazy sadist who kidnaps children to have their bones to be used for prosthetic limbs and forces the rest of them to do sick "performances".]]
* MalevolentMutilation: [[spoiler: Has the children that Joker and the others kidnap on his orders subjected to this, so that Doctor can use their bones to make his new prosthetics limbs.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:In a very twisted way; he regards his absence from the fateful ceremony during which Ciel was intended to be sacrificed, and which summoned Sebastian three years ago, to be this. (Even though that he had gone through such extensive surgery to the point of being bedridden, due to his obsession with Ciel, was why). Therefore, he decided to end up kidnapping and mutilating countless children, under the masquerade of Joker and the others' circus troupe; and ''over the next three years, meticulously constructed an exact replica of the ritual ceremony'' to undertake with Ciel, for Ciel and Sebastian. Not to mention, he wished to die in the very same way that Sebastian had massacred the occultists during Ciel's attempted sacrifice three years prior.]]
* PsychopathicManchild
* SanitySlippage: Seemed to be a good guy at first, then his obsession with "beauty" starts to manifest...
* [[spoiler: SerialKiller: He was responsible for the kidnapping case that Ciel was investigating. The children he kidnapped were forced to perform to their death, or intended as sacrificial lambs.]]
* {{Shotacon}}: [[spoiler: One-sided towards Ciel]].
* TheSociopath: Becomes this after his "fall". [[spoiler:He orders children to perform deadly tricks and laughs when they inevitably die.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler:To Ciel.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: See [[spoiler:SerialKiller.]]
* {{Yandere}}
* YourCheatingHeart: He had a wife, but he completely forgot about her after [[spoiler:becoming obsessed with Ciel. He didn't even care when she left him.]]
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