Characters of Creator/RiyokoIkeda's [[Manga/{{Claudine}} Claudine...!]]

!!Claudine de Montesse
* TheAce: What he seems to be in university.
** BrokenAce: What he actually is
* [[spoiler:AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: He gives one to Cecilia, but she turns him down.]]
* [[spoiler:[[BuryYourGays Bury Your Trans-people]]]]
* BrokenBird
* BreakTheCutie: He's more of a handsome boy (in a woman's body) than a cutie, but he is broken nonetheless.
* PrincelyYoungMan: Well, female-bodied man, but otherwise fits the trope. He's pretty much the incarnation of the Gentleman type.
* ShutUpKiss: He gives one to [[spoiler:Maura]] when [[spoiler:she's grieving over her father's sudden death.]] His mom catches them and they have a huge fight, which leads to Claudine going to the doctor again.
* [[spoiler:SnowMeansDeath: See below. It also snows when Rosemarie visits his grave.]]
* [[spoiler:SpurnedIntoSuicide / NotGoodWithRejection: After finding out that Sirene has left him for his older brother Andre, he commits suicide in a snowy night.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: This happens when he first met [[spoiler:Louis]], who thinks he's a full-bodied boy.
* UptownGuy: His first love was Maura, a cute little maid to his family's home.
* {{Transsexual}}: Female-to-male.

!!Madame de Montesse

* ArrangedMarriage: With Auguste.
* NoNameGiven
* ParentsAsPeople: She's a good person but is ''completely'' unprepared to handle Claudine's situation.
* ProperLady

!!Auguste de Montesse

* ArrangedMarriage: He and Madame de Montesse.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: He was killed in a house fire along with Cecilia. For worse, it was ''not'' an accident, but the work of Louis, who was ''his lover'', no less.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: He seems to be an OpenMindedParent, [[spoiler:though he has his own issues... ''specially'' in regards to Cecilia and Louis.]]
* ParentalFavoritism: Claudine is clearly his favorite child, [[StrongFamilyResemblance since he's the most similar to Auguste himself]].
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]
* [[spoiler: YourCheatingHeart: Cheated on Claudine's mom with Louis, and later with Cecilia. [[FromBadToWorse That bit EVERYONE in the ass later]].]]

!!Andre, Thomas, and Edouard de Montesse

* [[PrincelyYoungMan Princely Young Men]]: mostly of the Gentleman type, each in their own ways.
* [[spoiler: SiblingTriangle: Both Claudine and Andre love Sirene. She chooses Andre. [[DownerEnding It ends... horribly]].]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: The three, but specially Andre.

!!The Doctor

* IntergenerationalFriendship: He (in his 40's at least) and Claudine (who starts the story as a pre-teen boy, by the end is in his late teens)
* [[spoiler: NarratorAllAlong]]
* NoNameGiven
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Treats Claudine with respect and doesn't try to "fix" him.


* BreakTheCutie: She witnesses all the disgraces that befalls Claudine, and can only give him limited support. [[spoiler: And for worse, she gets half her face scarred in the fire that killed August and Cecilia.]]
* [[spoiler: BrokenBird]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Unlucky variant in regards to Claudine.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Pre-CharacterDevelopment.
* CharacterDevelopment: By the end of the manga, [[spoiler: she's accepted that Claudine will never love her and claims to bear no hard feelings towards him, choosing to support him no matter what.]]
* [[spoiler: ChristmasCake: Sorta. Her scarred face "ruined her for marriage", so she sees herself as unfit for any suitor.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodScarsEvilScars / TwoFaced: She has scars on half of her face in the fire that killed Auguste and Cecilia.]]
* MegaTwintails: When she was young, she has 'tails ''bigger than her head''.
* [[spoiler:TheMourningAfter: After Claudine's death, she never stopped loving and caring for him, and at the end she's seen visiting his grave in the snow.]]
* [[spoiler:UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Had she not told Louis about Cecilia's affair with Auguste, things would've ''not'' [[FromBadToWorse gone worse]] for everyone involved as it did in the end. Including herself.]]


* BreakTheCutie: Poor Maura! It's hard not to feel sorry for her, specially when [[spoiler: she realizes that her first paycheck never arrived home]] and when [[spoiler: her dad dies all of a sudden.]]
* CountryMouse: Her parents worked as retainers for the Montesse family, and she was even born in the main house (with little!Claudine holding newborn!Maura in his arms). Then they moved back to a nearby village, and Maura came to work to the main home...
* TheIngenue
* {{Meido}}
* NiceGirl
* SleepCute: She sleeps into Claudine's shoulder just after arriving to his home. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Awww...]]

!!Louis Lacques

* {{Jerkass}}
* HotTeacher: He worked as Rosemarie's tutor.
* [[spoiler: NotGoodWithRejection: He is found out by Rosemarie that his lover Auguste was sleeping with Cecilia. Then he went '''crazy'''.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: He sets the house on fire that killed Claudine's father ''and'' his own sister. Why? because Cecilia had slept with his lover Auguste.]]

!!Cecilia Lacques

* BirdsOfAFeather: She and Claudine bonded over their love of books and poetry.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHer: She was killed in a house fire along with Claudine's father that was set up by her own brother.]]
* HotLibrarian: She worked as the librarian of the local all-girls's school.
* ProperLady
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedIntoTheFridge: Died in a fire set up by her brother. Subverted as her corpse was never seen, mainly because it the corpse was already burnt.]]

!!Sirene Berge

* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman: Do you remember that cute girl who a then-15-year-old Claudine saw through the window of a ballet academy? That's her.]]
* IfItsYouItsOkay: Seems so. When Claudine explains that he's trans*, she takes it in stride.
* SiblingTriangle: With Andre and Claudine. [[spoiler:She chooses Andre, which led to Claudine to commit suicide.]]