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This is a list of characters that appear in the works of the band Sound Horizon. Be reminded that since [[ShrugOfGod all interpretations are valid]], some tropes applied here may be purely speculative in nature.

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[[folder:''Chronicle'' and ''Chronicle 2nd'']]
!Lucia
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary
[[quoteright:211:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1_47.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:211:''I have a song to sing. I have a path to tread. I have a hill to protect.'']]
-->''"No matter the period, we will not give up. Beyond history, beyond the sky that is far yet close.''
-->''The promise I made with you, the thoughts I received from you, is our endless Chronicle..."''

The main protagonist of the whole album, Lucia is a girl who wholeheartedly believes that the world can actually be saved from the [[EldritchAbomination Beast That Devours History]] by forgoing the Chronicle and guiding it to the right path.

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* AnimalMotifs: The white crow mentioned on every instance of the tracks of Chronicle 2nd is very possibly a representation of her.
* {{Bokukko}}: Refers to herself with this masculine pronoun. [[spoiler: This is an important point, as the Winged Boy also uses the same pronoun. You are meant to distinguish between Lucia and the boy's subtle presence in the album.]]
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: The reason why she was taken into the Black Order.
* {{Foil}}: To Chronica. Whereas the latter is a fatalist who chooses to just go with whatever outcome the Chronicle (read: [[AnthropomorphicPersonification she]]) had predicted, Lucia wants to go exactly against it. Oh, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and her hair is white, whereas Chronica's is black.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: She disagrees with the Black Order's complete submission under the reins of history.
* InTheBlood: Her parents are also defectors from the Black Order. Noah lampshades this trope to her in name.
* ScrewDestiny: Her whole plot in the album is to break free from the Black Chronicle's shackles upon history and humanity.
* WideEyedIdealist: Chronica has stated that history does not allow altercations—indeed, as any altercations imposed upon the Chronicle’s predestined path is, ''[[ShapedLikeItself in itself, destiny,]]'' and thus, it could be said that Lucia’s whole effort has already been predicted by the Chronicle, as well. Nonetheless, Lucia still wants to guide history to the ‘right’ course, whatever it is, so long as it's not as hopeless as was predicted.

!!Chronica
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary, Creator/MiyukiSawashiro ''(Nein)''
[[quoteright:223:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1203650878.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:223:''The world repeats its birth and destruction countless times. All is within a prestructured harmony.''[[labelnote:click here to see her in ''Shounen wa Tsurugi wo...'']]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/soundhorizonfull571639_copy.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]

--> ''"All's well that ends well."''

The personification of the Black Chronicle, or, rather, its whole “essence”. As she is the one who dictated the course of history, the Black Order venerated her as a God. In contrast to Lucia, Chronica, true to her nature, believes that there is no changing history and [[TheFatalist prefers to wait for the end of the world]].

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: Heavily implied to be the Beast that Devours History, but...what she is doing amounts to nothing but say that opposing Fate is hopeless.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: She is the "essence" of the Black Chronicle, taking the form of a young woman.
* TheCameo: Appears in Shounen wa Tsurugi wo...'s back cover [[spoiler: and the very last part of Nein's second track]].
* TheFatalist: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since she is essentially a book. To her, to struggle against anything is futile since everything has been predestined and prearranged.
* {{Foil}}: To Lucia. To her, the Chronicle, and thus, destiny, is inescapable, as no matter what you do, the path has ''always'' been predestined.
* OperaGloves: Accented with tiny fabric spikes.
* PhysicalGod: She is, after all, an omniscient book. And she isn't a minor one, either--"Seisen to Shinigami -Senjou wo Kakerumono" practically cements the fact that she isn't some obscure deity worshiped by a shadowy cult, as even the Emperor of the Holy Flandre Empire himself worships her.
* RapunzelHair: Often depicted as having floor-length hair.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Just like the book of which she is its AnthropomorphicPersonification--jet-black cover, pure white pages.
* RealityWritingBook: A type 1--in addition to being a, well, [[AlbumTitleDrop Chronicle]] of human history, the Black Chronicle also predicts every single aspects of the world's future, culminating in [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Great Flood]] on its 24th and final chapter.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: As if having a [[RavenHairIvorySkin long, completely black hair and paper-white skin]] isn't enough, Yokoyan decided to give her blood-red eyes. This made a lot of fans speculate that she might really be [[EldritchAbomination The Beast that Devours History]].
* TomesOfProphecyAndFate: ''She'' herself is this.
* WomanInBlack: Black hair, black OperaGloves, and a long, elegant LittleBlackDress. Being AmbiguouslyEvil also helps her image.

!!Luna Ballad / "The Earthly Moonlight"
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary, Karen ''(Nein)''
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[[caption-width-right:234:''Because there is no meaning to a life without song.''[[note]]A still of Karen as Luna performing the encore of "Tadoritsuku Uta" in the ''Nein'' live concert.[[/note]]]]

-->''"Destiny ... even if you take the light from my eyes, you'll never be able to take the song from my lips ..."''

Protagonist of the song "A Song Struggled Towards" (''"Tadoritsuku Uta"''), from the 9th chapter and page 883 of the Black Chronicle. She is the lover of Endymion Ballad, who perished right in the previous track after his poem enraged the ruling Queen of Britannia.

''Nein'' reveals that the two used to be together until a certain battle [[DoomedHometown separated them from their homeland]]. Earnestly believing that Endymion is still alive somewhere, [[IWillFindYou she sets out to search for him.]] Blinded on the way, she [[{{Determinator}} nonetheless]] managed to find Endymion's... remains, in the form of [[TragicKeepsake a song he dedicated to her moments before his execution.]]

In ''Nein'', she reappears on track 2, “Na mo Naki Onna no Uta”.

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* BittersweetEnding:
** Her whole search for her lover ended up with the discovery that [[spoiler:he was already dead since a long time ago, but she does find his last song, which is dedicated to her.]] With this comes her recognition as a hero and a symbol of both struggle and peace by the Queen and people of Britannia due to her determination, and their everlasting respect.
* {{Determinator}}: Not much people would continue a journey alone while blind.
* DoomedHometown: Her hometown and Endymion’s was most likely destroyed in a war, which would explain their separation.
* HeroicSpirit: Even after becoming blind and [[spoiler: losing her lover]], she does not succumb to despair, but remains as determined as before. This is why the people of Britannia came to hail her as their heroine.
* IWillFindYou: The song "Tadoritsuku Uta" is about her determined quest to find her lover.
* RedBaron: "The Earthly Moonlight", a nickname she earned after her elevation as a heroine by Queen Rose.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: She is named after the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Roman personification of the Moon]][[note]] not to be confused with the Goddess of the Moon ''and'' the Hunt, who is called Diana [[/note]], just as her lover/husband is named after the mortal shepherd/prince the goddess fell in love with.
* TheStoryteller: Tadoritsuku Uta is one of the only two tracks in Chronicle 2nd (the other being Raijin no Sawan) that is not narrated by the album’s main narrator, but by its respective protagonists instead.
* UglyGuyHotWife: [[spoiler: Her new husband, the baker, is clearly stated to not be the most attractive of men, making her automatically fit into this trope.]]
* WanderingMinstrel: Just like her lover, but she wanders ''because'' she is searching for him.

!!Endymion Ballad
-->'''Played by:''' Shin-Imayama ''(Nein)''
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[[caption-width-right:185:Shin-Imayama as Endymion in the ''Nein'' live concert.]]

-->''"A blooming rose cannot compare itself to a withered one, swaying in reminiscence."''

A minor, yet important character featured in chapters 7-9 of the Black Chronicle, first appearing in "Tragedy of Ballad the Poet" (''"Shijin Ballad no Higeki"''). Luna Ballad’s lover, he thought she was dead after they were separated in a certain battle, or so it was detailed in ''Nein''. Some time after the separation he was called forth by the previously ruling Queen of Britannia to recite a poem that praises her beauty and power.

Instead of doing exactly that, though, he mocked her with a certain passage: a supreme, blooming rose (the Queen) cannot match the beauty of the withered one in his memory (Luna). Insulted, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Queen]] immediately orders his execution. The night before his death, he composed [[TragicKeepsake a final poem for Luna]], which was heard by his jailor. The jailor was so fascinated by the song and sung it to his lover, who passed it on to everyone, and the song became popular throughout the country. Contrary to his belief, Luna is not dead yet, and is in fact still searching for him. It was that final song that guided her to his fate.


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* TheBard: And his lover is a WanderingMinstrel, searching for him.
* DoomedHometown: His hometown and Luna’s was most likely destroyed in a war, which would explain their separation.
* NiceHat: Depicted as having a wide-brimmed hat with fancy feathers on ''Nein''’s regular cover art.
* PermaStubble: As with his hat, he is also depicted as having this in ''Nein''.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Named after the mortal shepherd/prince from Classical Mythology whom the anthropomorphic goddess of the Moon fell in love with, just as his lover is named after said goddess.
* ShaggyDogStory: What his whole story is at its core, both in the original album ''and'' ''Nein''. The latter example is rather jarring (and grating) because R.E.V.O. is supposedly trying to find a “happy” outcome to the tragic fates of previous horizons’ protagonists.
* SuddenlyVoiced: The only track of which he is a protagonist in Chronicle is only an instrumental. Come Nein and he’s been voiced by a baritone.

!!General Albers Alvarez ("Arbelge")/"The Silver Reaper"
-->'''Played by:''' Jimang

-->''"Lotte...ah, Charlotte,'' what ''must I exactly fight for?"''

The protagonist of songs “Alberge’s Battle” (''“Alberge no Tatakai”''), “The Promised Hill” (''“Yakusoku no Oka”''), and “Holy War and the Reaper” (''“Seisen to Shinigami”''), which spans two whole chapters in the album. Albers is a man from the country of Belga, who, after its occupation by the Flandre Empire, became a ruthless war general nicknamed “The Silver Reaper”, serving its leader, Emperor Childebert VI...[[{{Irony}} under the purpose of freeing Belga from the latter’s grasp.]]

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* AntiHero: He may be a protagonist who is wholly dedicated to protecting his country, but he is also technically a mass-murderer.
* TheAtoner: After realizing just how many massacres he had led, he decides to defect to Britannia in "Seisen to Shinigami -Eiyuu no Fuzai-". Witnessing his comrade about to strike an unarmed village girl is pretty much his last straw.
* BlingOfWar: From where else could his famous nickname come from but his lustrous silver armor? [[spoiler: Even Michèle Malebranche approves of its badassery and adds it into the collection of her antique shop.]]
* DeathSeeker: After withdrawing from Whitehaven following his HeelFaceTurn, Albers just wants someone to kill him to atone for his foolish mistakes. [[spoiler: Queen Rose]] quickly snaps him out of it. [[spoiler: He got exactly what he wished just after he stopped being this trope and during a ceasefire agreement that was meant to stop the whole schtick he made worse.]]
* DoomedHometown: Belga was attacked and then occupied by the Holy Flandre Empire. Then he swore an allegiance to its very Emperor under the faint hope that the latter would grant the country its freedom if he fights hard enough.
* DefectorFromDecadence: A defector from Holy Flandre Empire's warmongering ambitions.
* TheDragon: Initially, of Emperor Childebert VI. [[spoiler: After his HeelFaceTurn, he becomes TheLancer of Queen Rose.]]
* DyingDream: [[spoiler: Before he dies, he saw a vision of the sunset-colored hill where he made his promise with Charlotte. That’s exactly where they're buried at.]]
* EmpathicWeather: [[spoiler: A soft rain can be heard during his death sequence.]]
* FinalLoveDuet: He sang "Yakusoku no Oka" with Charlotte at the end of the first act of his story, promising to come back to her no matter what happens. This is indeed the ''final'' duet for them as Charlotte soon died while Alvarez was on duty, leaving him with no other reason to free his country except for its own sake.
* FightingForAHomeland: ...under the very man who conquered it.
* HeelFaceTurn: He massacres other countries in hopes that if he conquers more territories for the Emperor, then the latter would grant his occupied hometown freedom. It’s not granted, resulting in him defecting to Britannia, the country he at first was ordered to attack.
* HeelRealization: The dude realized kind of too late that no matter how many countries he conquered for the Emperor, the latter just isn’t going to give Belga the freedom he requested.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Has a major moment of this when he called one of his comrade out for daring to shoot an unarmed girl [[spoiler: (who, unbeknownst to both of them, is the Queen of Britannia)]] and nearly striking her to death, when in the previous track he had just massacred ''an entire capital '''and smiled''' after the entire deed.'' Gefenbauer, naturally, chews him out on this.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The riff of “Alberge no Tatakai” and his battle chant.
* TheLostLenore: Charlotte, his lover, was a casualty in the war, and he’s very remorseful about it.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: InUniverse. After he died, the world hailed him far and wide as a hero, a symbol of struggle against tyranny, forgetting altogether his ruthlesness. Not only that, he had himself confessed to Queen Rose that he used to massacre thousands of innocents to satisfy his own belligerent impulses.
* OminousLatinChanting: Or something like it. An epic chorus that translates to “The time has come! Here he is—The Reaper! The time has come! Look! The Reaper!” Accompanies his appearance in the battlefield [[spoiler: and his death.]]
* PlayingTheHeartStrings: A very soothing, yet somber violin solo serves as the ending song of his saga.
* RedBaron: “The Silver Reaper”, named after his shining armor and his countless victims. Certainly doubles as A NameToRunAwayFromReallyFast.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name is clear enough, but what about his first name? Is it Alber? A'''r'''bel? Albers? A'''l'''be'''r'''ge? A'''r'''be'''l'''ge? ''Auberge''?

!!Gefenbauer/"The Reaper of the Reaper"
-->'''Played by:''' Yasro

-->''"Don't you ever forget the name of the man who will destroy you--[[MyNameIsInigoMontoya his name is Gefenbauer!]]"''

One of the main antagonists of "The Holy War and The Reaper" arc. A former war prisoner from Preuzehn, its capital Offenburg specifically, he is drafted by the Emperor Childebert VI himself into his imperial army of Flanders. The Emperor knows all too well of Gefenbauer's thirst for avenging his hometown, and uses it to his advantage in order to get rid of a certain "Reaper"...

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* BadassBaritone: Downplayed. Well, he ''is'' clearly a tough warrior...but his "baritone" is [[SpecialEffectFailure clearly]] the result of a synthetizer. [[spoiler: This is actually Revo's technique of disguising himself during his [[ReclusiveArtist early years]].]]
* DoomedHometown: Offenburg.
* NotSoDifferent: From Alvarez, his nemesis. Both lost their hometown, wants to avenge their loss, equally ruthless, and are unwitting pawns of the Emperor. The only thing that separates them is that Alvarez came to realize that he is nothing but a pawn, dropped his bloodshed and came to atone for his mistakes, while Gefenbauer never cared a bit of his being used as a pawn and follows his quest for revenge through and through, [[spoiler: culminating in his death]]. Basically, Gefenbauer is Alvarez sans HeelRealization.
* PyrrhicVictory: He managed to avenge his hometown by shooting Alvarez...in a heavily-guarded ceasefire meeting. Well, Gefenbauer succeeds, but he was [[spoiler: naturally caught and murdered on the spot by security--in this case, Sir Parsifal, Queen Rose's bodyguard.]]
* UnwittingPawn: He was so caught up in avenging Preuzehn that he is remiss of the implication that the Emperor is essentially using him as a tool to conquer more territories.
* WhatTheHellHero: He has a good reason to cringe when Alvarez, [[BloodKnight a war general]] nicknamed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Silver Reaper]], told him to "stay on the right path".
-->'''Alvarez''': What do you intend to do to an unarmed civilian?
-->'''Gefenbauer''': A mere girl she might be, but still a heretic. There is no need for pity.
-->'''Alvarez''': [[{{Hypocrite}} Do not stray off the right path! Open your eyes!]]
-->'''Gefenbauer''': I will take no orders from you, Arbelge! [[ShutUpKirk Hypocrite, megalomaniac, murderer!]] My father died at Offenburg! My older brothers, my younger brothers, my comrades--''all of them!''
* YouKilledMyFather: ...and mother, and brothers, and friends, and...'''''JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY IN MY FRICKING HOMETOWN, ALVAREZ!'''''

!!Rose Guine Avalon / "The Supreme Rose"
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

-->''"A fool ... isn't someone who makes mistakes ... it's someone who knows their mistakes, but does not correct them ..."''

The [[AChildShallLeadThem very young]] Queen of Britannia, having known to hold the throne since track 5, "Knights of the Rose" (''"Bara no Kishidan"''). She is the niece of the previous Queen, who is so infamous for her cruelty, Rose herself gave her the nickname [[TheDreaded "The Winter Rose"]]. An optimist charismatic, she earnestly believes that she can become a beacon of hope for her people under the guidance of her Goddess, Brigid.

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* AnnoyingArrows: Shot by Gefenbauer in "Eiyuu no Fuzai" and almost struck dead by his sword hadn't Alvarez saved her. Her energetic singing indicates that she has completely recovered by the next track, without any medical consequences implied whatsoever. Perhaps Alvarez is that good of a medic?
* AChildShallLeadThem: She is still a little girl when her aunt died and she was appointed as successor of the Britannian throne.
* {{Expy}}: TheHighQueen of a land called [[FantasyCounterpartCulture "Britannia"]]. Inherited the throne at a tender age after her tyrannical, female, predecessor died. Restored her country to a period of normalcy after years of unrest instigated by said predecessor. Bravely guided her people in a great war against a powerful empire. Hailed as a symbol of faith and nationalism. Royal insignia is a rose. Anybody else reminded of [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI the first Queen Elizabeth]]?
* TheHighQueen: Very wise, very charismatic, and loved by her people.
* KingIncognito: By necessity, as she did this to escape an oncoming siege to her castle by the Flandre Empire. She disguises herself as a village girl [[spoiler: whom Gefenbauer shot at the battle in Whitehaven.]]
* ModestRoyalty: She prefers people call her by her first name, not "Her Majesty"[[spoiler:, courtesy of her conversation with Alvarez.]]
* PluckyGirl: Yes! For starters, she confidently vows in front of her people, who have for long been suffering under her predecessor's rule--who is her own aunt, no less--that she ''will'' lead her kingdom out of darkness. She also does not cower in the presence of [[spoiler: Alvarez]] despite his reputation, instead commanding him (who is having a major MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment) to bravely face his mistakes, as redemption ''does not'' equal death. [[spoiler: Also, not many royalties could maintain their charisma after being shot by an arrow until unconscious like she did.]]
* RedBaron: "The Supreme Rose".
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Still a girl, yet manages to be ''far'' wiser than her [[TheCaligula tyrannical]] aunt.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Nothing is told of her anymore after that [[spoiler: botched ceasefire agreement which took Alvarez' life.]]

!!Roberia Maria Della Firenza
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

-->''"A singing voice burning scarlet with passion, accompanied by a gorgeous figure--'' I ''am the greatest songstress!"''

One of the main characters of "Shizunda Utahime", the 741st page of the eighth chapter of the Black Chronicle. Along with Giulietta Simone del Viscontie, Roberia is one of the contestants of King Alessandro I's singing contest, [[EngagementChallenge the winner of which shall become his bride]]. Roberia is the more ambitious of the two and desires to win by any means necessary.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Roberia ''wants'' the throne of Itania, and will use every means available to get it, including [[spoiler: falsely accusing ''a whole family'' of attempting to poison the King '''just to get rid of her competitor in a singing contest''']].
* ArchEnemy: She regards Giulietta as her main obstacle, even though the latter most likely [[UnknownRival doesn't]].
* EvilLaugh: She does this after [[spoiler: Giulietta is disposed of, which automatically makes her the winner of the singing contest and King Alessandro's bride]].
* {{Foil}}: To Giulietta. [[RedOniBlueOni Roberia's color scheme is red, while Giulietta's is blue.]] Roberia is heavily implied to be a commoner, while Giulietta comes from a very old noble house. Giulietta is naive and childish, while Roberia is passionate, vicious and more mature. Giulietta participates in the singing contest only to sing, while Roberia participates to win the position of Queen-Consort of Itania.
* LadyInRed: She has no official artwork, but with her nickname being "The Red Songstress", it's a clear indication that she would be this. In fact, many, many fan works depict her dressed head-to-toe in red.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: Just after three years of reign as Queen-Consort, King Alessandro's mistress Beatrice and his Prime Minister Galeazzo disposed of Roberia through the same means she used to get rid of Giulietta and her family.]]
* NouveauRiche: Heavily implied. Unlike Giulietta, whose surname is a clear indication that she came from the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Sound Horizon universe's counterpart]] of the Milanese branch of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Visconti House of Visconti]], Roberia's only entailed her hometown, Firenza--this indicates that she is not of noble birth, as commoners either use their moniker or their birthplace as surnames in Renaissance Italy. Yet it seems that her family's got just the right amount of money to [[spoiler: bribe people to believe that Giulietta's more powerful family schemed to poison the King]], which would mean that they must be ''insanely'' rich to do so despite their implied status.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Giulietta's Blue. She is scheming and aggressive, while Giulietta is naive and passive.
* TheRival: To Giulietta in the singing contest. Their rivalry is, in fact, the whole plot of "Shizunda Utahime".
* VillainProtagonist: "Shizunda Utahime" is told mainly from Roberia's perspective.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Roberia's brief conversation with her father during the narration sequence indicates that part of her motivation in winning the singing contest was to please him.

!!Giulietta Simone Del Viscontie
-->'''Played by:''' Haruka Shimotsuki

-->''"A singing voice brimming in azure with purity, accompanied by a serene smile--'' I ''am the greatest songstress!"''

Roberia's aforementioned rival in King Alessandro I's singing contest. In contrast to Roberia, Giulietta participates in the contest for its own sake.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Noticeably downplayed, or even downright averted, especially if you compare her to Roberia. Giulietta ''does'' want to win, but she doesn't seem to use any other means to do so besides her voice.
* BalefulPolymorph: After she [[spoiler: threw herself off a cliff]] as an act of desperation to escape the angry swarm of mobs, she turns into [[spoiler: The Sea Witch]].
* BlueBlood: Giulietta's surname indicates that she came from the Sound Horizon universe's [[FantasyCounterpartCulture counterpart]] of the Milanese branch of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Visconti House of Visconti]].
* BrownNote: [[spoiler: The songs she sing as the Sea Witch]] summon up deadly, ship-wrecking storms in the sea, of which Agnes is a victim.
* BlessedWithSuck: By "Umi no Majo", Giulietta [[spoiler: had transformed into the Sea Witch]], meaning she can sing forever, which is what she has always wanted. [[spoiler: Forever sing songs that can boil up fearful storms, destroy ships and generally lead people to their deaths, specifically.]]
* HeroAntagonist: "Shizunda Utahime" is told mainly from Roberia's perspective, with Giulietta regarded as Roberia's main obstacle towards reaching her goal.
* {{Foil}}: To Roberia. [[RedOniBlueOni Giulietta's color scheme is blue, while Roberia's is red.]] Giulietta comes from a very old noble house, while Roberia is implied to be a commoner. Giulietta is naive and childish, while Roberia is passionate, vicious and more mature. Giulietta participates in the singing contest only to sing, while Roberia participates to win the position of Queen-Consort of Itania.
* OneWomanWail: The final narration sequence of "Umi no Majo" is accompanied by her lonely humming.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Roberia's Red. Roberia is scheming and aggressive, while Giulietta is naive and passive.
* TheRival: To Roberia in the singing contest. Their rivalry is, in fact, the whole plot of "Shizunda Utahime".
* SirensAreMermaids: The Sea Witch has all the attributes of a siren in common fantasy stories. Even though in the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology original myths]] they are stated to be women with the body of birds, many fanworks depict [[spoiler: Giulietta]] as a mermaid.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Giulietta has no official artwork, but her moniker ''is'' "The Blue Songstress", plus [[spoiler: she becomes the Sea Witch in "Umi no Majo"]], further strengthening her connection with the color blue and the sea. Naturally, many fans would depict her being dressed head-to-toe in blue in art.

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[[folder:''Thanatos'']]
!!The protagonist
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary
[[quoteright:187:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thanako.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:187:''I do not have the strength to live in an instant, but I am not so unfeeling as to be able to live through eternity, either.'']]

-->''"I feel as if Thanatos is watching me from somewhere..."''

A mysterious girl who resides in an old, dusty attic. Suffering from insomnia late at night, she fantasizes about the various ways in which her death may arrive by way of the toys strewn about her room, which form the bulk of the album's different plotlines. In addition, she also appears in the bonus track of ''Pico Magic''.

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* DeathSeeker: Played with. She has always felt like her life is meaningless and wants it to be ended quickly, yet is ''also'' reluctant to meet the eternal darkness. In the end, this trope ultimately gets subverted as she decides to go on with her life. Her somber fantasies still go on, though.
* {{Expy}}: InUniverse. She looks a lot like [[http://img2-ak.lst.fm/i/u/ar0/2d7b2900b4cd4bacba4d709191083dcb this]] pink-haired girl from Chronicle. (She's the one in the middle.)
* HearingVoices: She often states in her monologue that she can hear Thanatos whispering to her.
* KnightOfCerebus: Downplayed. Though most of the stories it contained are nowhere near light-hearted, ''Pico Magic'''s songs are indeed very catchy and upbeat-sounding. Then you stumble upon the bonus track--"Thanatos no Gensou wa Owaranai". Lonely music, depressing lyrics, scary ending...
* NoNameGiven: Which is why the fans [[FanNickname named her]] "Thanako".
* TheOphelia: She's a creepy, kind of unhinged girl who often hears weird voices and spends her whole screentime in the album rambling about death and lament. Due to the plot's coincidental setting, she doubles as a MadwomanInTheAttic.
* RoseHairedGirl: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. The girl's hair is pink, alright, but her personality is ''very bleak'', nowhere near as cheerful as many of the trope's examples.
* StrawNihilist: "Everything you have in this world is meaningless because Death will come for everyone. No exceptions." [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop That's]] the message behind each of her stories, thus the album as a whole.
-->'''The Protagonist''': Even though history will be born anew in a brilliant summer, fantasies of being embraced by Thanatos (death) will never come to cease.
* PurpleEyes: Fitting, since purple is the color of death in Japanese culture.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Lost'']]
!!The woman who shot down her lover
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

-->''"In a world where I have lost my lover, flowers of what colour will bloom?"''

The protagonist of the song "Koibito wo Uchiotoshita Hi". Her lover was wounded at one point by an ancient monster while trying to save her, and by the time the song is sung, he is already at the brink of [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie transforming into one of its kind]]. The song details her struggle in killing the creature who was once the man she loved so much.

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* ArcherArchetype: Implied to be one, as she attacks her lover using an arrow. She manages to kill him, whom by this point must have become a very powerful beast, so that must mean ''something''.
* DrivenToSuicide: At the song's end, she is heavily implied to shoot, or stab, herself with the same arrow she used to MercyKill her lover out of desperation.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: So I asked my girlfriend to kill me, courtesy of the protagonist's boyfriend.
* LyricalDissonance: Wait, so ''that's'' the plot of "Koibito wo Uchiotoshita Hi"?! That super upbeat pop song?!
* RescueRomance: A very, ''very'' tragic example. Their romance is kindled at the same time the guy gradually transforms into the same monster he killed. Even the narrator lampshades it:
--> '''Narrator''': Their encounter is a promise heading towards misery.
* StakingTheLovedOne: This is the whole plot of her song.
* TogetherInDeath: She is heavily implied to commit suicide in the end, and if we take into account that her quote above are her last words, it would mean that she does so out of her refusal to be left alone.
* NoNameGiven: Just like every other characters of the album, sans the magician Sarabando from track 3.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Pico Magic'' and ''Pico Magic Reloaded'']]

!!Michèle Malebranche
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary, [[Creator/RikaFukami Rika Fukami]] ''(Roman)''
[[quoteright:127:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/michele_copy_8.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:127:Michèle's depiction in the manga by Katsura Yukimaru.]]

-->''"Before I bloom madly then wither away inside this cage, allow me to bid goodbye to this world that has lost its love."''

The protagonist of the songs "Yaneura no Shōjo", "Ori no Naka no Hana" and possibly "Ori no Naka no Yūgi". After these she makes no further appearances, disappearing from the continuity with little further explanation.

...'''[[TheStinger or is she?]]'''

Michèle Malebranche is Sound Horizon's most enigmatic character--her only concrete appearance is in songs that are seemingly only connected to each other and don't have any direct ties to the any other plotlines present, yet fans can discern her presence in ''almost all albums''--as the distinct symbolisms used in her songs came to be recurring themes throughout Revo's work, especially in ''Roman''. In the album's fourth track she is revealed to have reincarnated as a [[ArtifactOfDoom piece of cursed red diamond]], and is ''the'' source for all the MindScrew occuring within ''Roman'''s world.

In short, Michèle is Sound Horizon's number one [[BaseBreaker source of debate]], with fans driving themselves nuts trying to find out what the ''hell'' her role really is in the Sound Horizon universe. Regardless of whether she is ''the'' [[{{God}} God]] of the whole Sound Horizon universe, the Black Chronicle itself, or is actually [[RageAgainstTheAuthor manipulating Revo's own story]], [[MindScrew making your head ache]] from creating [[WildMassGuessing such theories as these]] is [[FridgeBrilliance exactly]] what she does to most characters [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou she interacted with inside the story world proper--]]trapping their minds inside a loop, making them sink deeper into a spiral of madness just to find out more about her. '''[[OhCrap Congrats]].'''

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* AbusiveParents: Her StartOfDarkness began with her [[AxCrazy insane]] father locking her up in the attic.
* ArtifactOfDeath: The ''Reine Michèle'' is the world's biggest 30-carat red diamond. Everybody who gets the chance to lay a hand upon it is guaranteed to die horribly. The manga adaptation takes it UpToEleven, where it dooms just about ''everyone who's unfortunate enough to happen to be close to it''.
* AxCrazy: Considering what [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds she had to go through in her life]], you can't help but feel sorry for her being this. In addition, it seems that she has the power [[TheVamp to drive everyone who loves her insane until they die horribly in one way or another]].
* BasedOnATrueStory: A certain "Noël Malebranche" adapted her life into a mystery novel. A bulk of its contents serves as the lyrics of "Ori no Naka no Hana".
* BuriedAlive: She came close to being locked up in a coffin then buried alive by her stepfather.
* CharacterOverlap: [[spoiler: She appears in the bonus track of ''Roman''.]] [[spoiler: And then again in ''Nein''.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Well, Sound Horizon's stories do occassionally feature dark themes, but none get as horrible as the "Cage" trilogy, which deal with sexuality, incest and murder described in an almost explicit detail.
* EnfantTerrible: Despite being a little girl at the time, Michèle somehow managed to murder her biological father in cold blood before [[MadArtist using his blood as red paint]]. Even the authorities examining her can't understand why such an adorable little girl could perform such a grisly act.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Aramary sang "Ori no Naka no Yuugi" and "Ori no Naka no Yuugi"--both of which are strewn with [[GratuitousFrench French words and phrases]] amidst its mostly Japanese lyrics--in a breathy, sensual voice.
* FilleFatale: Her twisted rampage had begun since she was still a small girl.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Being locked up in a dark attic during most of your childhood brings predictably unflattering results to your sanity.
* GratuitousFrench: All of her songs sans "Yaneura no Shoujo" [[note]] which is only an instrumental [[/note]]--"Ori no Naka no Hana", "Ori no Naka no Yuugi", [[spoiler: "Norowareshi Houseki,]] [[spoiler: and "Seiyou Kottou Yaneuradou"]]--are all positively ''contaminated'' with this, complete with unintelligible pronunciations. Considering her background, this is to be expected.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: In her official artwork in ''Nein'', she wears a purple dress.
* HumanoidAbomination: What a considerable amount of fans view her as.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Said this trope word for word in "Yaneura no Shoujo".
* LaBelleEpoque: Lived in 1890s France. Her life doesn't quite match up to the era's nickname.
* LadyInRed: How she was depicted in the manga version.
* LyricalDissonance: "Ori no Naka no Yuugi" and "Ori no Naka no Hana" are sexy jazz songs sung with an intoxicatingly seductive voice. Their stories are about [[ParentalIncest having sex with your stepfather]] who wants to bury you alive and murdering young boys [[HumanSacrifice for some sort of a dark ritual]], respectively.
* MadArtist: She was chained up in the attic as a child. Her only companions were canvases and paint tubes in three colors. This troper is sure you could see how these two would mix up.
* MadwomanInTheAttic: A variation in that she is not locked up because she is insane, but insane ''[[GoMadFromTheIsolation because]]'' she is locked up.
* MeaningfulName: She shares a surname with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malebranche_%28Divine_Comedy%29 malicious guardian demons]] from Dante Alighieri's ''[[Literature/DivineComedy Inferno]]'', and a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Malebranche French priest]] who is known for his dissertations concerning the active role of God in the world and dualism--all prominent themes in Revo's works. [[WildMassGuessing Hmmm...]]
* MediumAwareness: A less comedic example--she is presumably aware that she is only a character in a story--which is probably why she likened her life to "being trapped in a cage"--and all of the crazy, scary schticks she committed in her songs may very well be her attempts to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou escape into our world]].
* MindScrew: '''She is a walking example of this trope'''. Her whole existence--her enigmatic theme songs, the "cage" she constantly mentioned, her involvement in ''Roman''--are only the tip of a gigantic iceberg that is the discourse regarding Michèle Malebranche's true role in the Sound Horizon universe. [[spoiler: It's made worse by the time ''Nein'' came out.]]
* TheOphelia: Everything she said "breaches the boundary between reality and fantasy", courtesy of the narration of "Ori no Naka no Hana".
* ParentalIncest: "Ori no Naka no Yuugi" heavily suggests that she used to have a sexual relationship with her stepfather, Armand Ollivier, [[LoveMakesYouCrazy until he went absolutely nuts and tried to bury her alive]].
* PeekABangs: Her hair in the official art.
* SealedEvilInACan: In ''Roman'', her spirit is sealed inside a 30-carat red diamond, the biggest in the world.
* {{Shotacon}}: Erotic imageries about young boys and young men pop out constantly in "Ori no Naka no Hana". [[spoiler: In the end, she died horribly atop stacks of dried bodies of youths, [[DarkMagic ostensibly after some sort of a sick ritual]].]]
* {{Troll}}: To '''just about everybody'''. Perhaps ''even'' Revo himself.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Until her father decides that locking her up in an attic is a good idea.
* WalkingSpoiler: Bet nobody expected her cameo when ''Nein'' first came out.
* WomanInBlack: How REMI portrayed her in the live, complete with [[PrettyInMink an elegant mink accent]].

!!Rein
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

-->''"The moment the girl's closed eyes open,''
-->''The world will come to witness the worst vision of madness it has ever dreamt of--a cruel God of Death."''

The protagonist of the song "Rein no Sekai". She is a blind girl who relies on her dog as assistance.

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* ABoyAndHisX: A Girl And Her Dog, just like her successor in ''Roman'', Etoile.
* ApocalypseMaiden: The song foretold that the world will come to witness the birth of a "cruel God of Death" if she somehow came to regain her sight. Even the narrator warns us not to get caught in the same world as hers.
* TheOphelia: The lyrics of her song, implied to be sung from her perspective, is...''very'' rife with metaphors. It [[MindScrew requires a very thorough thinking]] to be understood.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Elysion'']]
!!Elys/El
--> '''Played by:''' Aramary

[[quoteright:264:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/el_0.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:264:''There is no such thing as crying in paradise.'']]

-->''"Hey ... papa, what kinds of flowers bloom in that paradise?"''

The album's deuteragonist, the Masked Man's only, [[IllGirl sickly]] daughter. She is just about to reach the age of 8 when the album starts, yet is already on the verge of dying of a painful, incurable disease; [[ForWantOfANail her wishing for a picture book]] to her father would serve as the catalyst of the album's catastrophic plot.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Her appearance aside, she is actually no different from other little girls about her age, being very naive, ConstantlyCurious and all, showing absolutely no hint of malice whatsoever throughout her songs. In an ironic twist, the girls her father abducted all harbor incurable contempt for the world and have committed unforgivable sins.
* ConstantlyCurious: She comes across as this in "El no Rakuen [->side: E->]".
* CreepyChild: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. With her completely white hair, skin, clothes and blood-red eyes, it's only natural that you would be creeped out upon seeing her appearance on the cover at first, but once you listen to the music, you'll quickly discover that she's the [[TokenGoodTeammate the nicest character]] of the whole album.
* DaddysGirl: El is the Masked Man's only daughter and remaining family, so of course he would consider her this, and vice versa. In fact, [[spoiler: the Masked Man loves El so much that he would drag living girls into Hell just to reunite with her in death.]]
* DeathSeeker: El wasn't born into a family wealthy enough to be able to afford a medication for her chronic illness; she had no other choice but to wait for death as her only cure. That's why she is as excited to go to paradise as a child on their trip to Disneyland would, as she is sure there would neither be pain nor sorrow in that place. [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory In the end, she never really did get her chance to get in there]].]]
* DyingAlone: In "El no Rakuen [->side:E->]", she ultimately dies this way. [[spoiler: Slowly, painfully, ''[[NightmareFuel her father's bleeding corpse lying beneath her bed]]''.]]
* ForWantOfANail: For want of a picture book, her father [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor gets killed]] by a very, ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge very]]'' angry woman.
* IllGirl: Spends most of her life on bed suffering a wasting illness. The singer of "El no Rakuen [->side:E->] implies that El is suffering from [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed consumption]], since she mentions that the latter is often struck with bouts of painful coughs and subsequent chest pains.
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: "El no Rakuen [->side:A->]".]] El's finally dead! Yay! It looks like she's finally in the paradise she's been dreaming of! Looks like the girl will get a happy ending with her dad[[spoiler:--huh? Wait--she heard somebody crying? Nobody cries in--huh? What's happening? Why are all the trees dying? Why is the sky suddenly turning dark? ''Isn't this what Hell was supposed to look like?'']]
* MeaningfulName: Both El and Elys play on ''[[AlbumTitleDrop Elysion]]''. Also, "El" is a Hebrew name which bears the meaning, "God".
* MirthlessLaughter: [[spoiler: On the bonus track,]] she greets her dying father with a pained, weak laugh.
* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: "Eru no Rakuen [-> side:E ->]" suggests that El has convinced herself that her father is still alive and carries on conversations with his dead body. Though, like so much about Sound Horizon, it's open to interpretation.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler: Due to her father's damnation, El can never get into paradise like she wanted.]]
* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler: She ends up being cast down into Hell because her father, being a murderer and a kidnapper, has been damned from the start for his crimes.]]
* SpoilerOpening: El is already dead by the end of the very first track.
* TogetherInDeath: With her father. [[spoiler: In ''[[DownerEnding hell]]''.]]
* NightmareFace: For some incomprehensible reason, the Elysion PV had cute little El played by a ''[[CreepyDoll horrifying]]'' plastic doll with Aramary's mouth pasted into it. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/el_pv.jpg Not]] a very pleasant sight. [[note]]''Don't'' open the link if you're not comfortable with dolls, or UncannyValley, for that matter.[[/note]]

!!The Masked Man / Abyss
--> '''Played by:''' Jimang

[[quoteright:234:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/abyss_3.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:234: ''The name of this girl, who is about to be born, has been decided since long ago.'']]

-->''"Is that girl my Elys?"''

The protagonist of the whole album. The Masked Man is a professional criminal with a past marred by violence and murder, [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes all for the sake of her daughter's well-being]]. A messy aftermath of a certain murder contract, however, brought an unexpected end to his tale.

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* BadassCape: Which doubles as an OminousOperaCape. Given his profession, he wears this presumably to easily slink away into the darkness.
* CatchPhrase: Besides the above quote, he's very commonly identified with the line "Zannen datta ne," which probably translates best to "Now that's a shame." That line's appearance in the lyrics of [[spoiler:"The Grapevines of Joy and Sadness" leads to the common speculation that Loraine de Saint-Laurent is actually the bride who killed Abyss]].
* CoolMask: His mask undoubtedly adds several points of coolness to his appearance. [[spoiler: It's so cool and badass, Michèle Malebranche takes it and makes it a collection of her antique shop in ''Nein'', presumably after his death.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Despite his body profusely bleeding from the back, in the middle of winter, no less, he ''somehow'' managed to reach his house by ''crawling''. [[SubvertedTrope Too bad he died shortly after]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He is ''very'', ''very'' devoted to El, caring for her and doting on her just like a parent ideally should.
* FromBadToWorse: Upon his death, he becomes a vengeful ghost abducting young girls to hell, all because he ''thinks'' they bear a resemblance to his real daughter. [[spoiler: It does nothing but make her fail to be inducted into paradise and cast into hell just like him.]]
* KickTheDog: In the live performance of El's Scales, at the beginning of the song, he's after money, and he sees two injured people on the street. So does he simply mug them quickly and demand the money? No... he sneaks up behind them and freaking '''takes one of the injured people's crutches and beats him half to death with it''' before taking their money. Really, there had to be a slightly less... destructive way of achieving the same ends.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He ends up getting stabbed to death by a woman after daring to murder her lover.
* MagicalFlutist: In "The Piper and the Parade"--implied to be an alternate version of ''Elysion''--he is a flutist leading young girls in a march towards an unknown horizon.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: His ghost is a type 2--he wanders the world because he hasn't yet fulfilled his promise to El to celebrate her birthday, restlessly searching for her remains. He's also got the ability to drag living people into hell.
* PermaStubble: Has a thin white beard covering his chin.
* ProfessionalKiller: What he does for a living, in addition to thieving, kidnapping and smuggling.
* SpoilerOpening: He's already dead from his wounds several minutes into the very first track.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The illustration on the back cover of ''Elysion ~Rakuen Gensō Monogatari Kumikyoku~'' depicts him with glowing red eyes.
* TogetherInDeath: With El, [[spoiler: in hell.]]

!!Soror / "Subject 1096"
--> '''Played by:''' Aramary
[[quoteright:156:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/soror.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:156:''Did you think you have become a proud, incompetent Creator [God]?'']]

-->''"Come ... let us return to Paradise, brother ..."''

The protagonist of the song "Ark". She is a young girl used as a test subject along with her brother, Frater, by a certain MadScientist simply called "The Watcher". He projected the siblings' minds inside his [[LotusEaterMachine artificial simulator world]], the majority of the song's setting besides his laboratory. In the midst of it, she came to harbor [[BrotherSisterIncest a twisted infatuation]] for Frater. She is the first girl abducted by the Masked Man in order to reunite with Elys.

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* ApocalypseCult: Frustrated by Frater's increasingly constant avoidance of her, she joins one of these inside the Watcher's world. The cult bestows upon her a [[{{MacGuffin}} silver knife]] called "Ark" upon her induction, which purportedly bestows salvation upon those who believed in it as Noah's ark does. She eventually becomes such a staunch believer in the cult's teachings and ultimately ended up using it [[spoiler: to murder Frater, which is her definition of "inducting" a person into paradise and thus, salvation.]]
* BoyishShortHair: Her hair only reaches as far as her lower ear.
* BrotherSisterIncest: She falls in love with her older brother. Sadly, Frater does not return her feelings. Their conflicting feelings become the main conflict of her song.
* CreepyChild: She looks very young compared to the other four girls, yet is already harboring [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior inappropriate sexual thoughts]] about Frater. The latter has a ''very'' good reason to be grossed out.
* DissonantSerenity: After [[spoiler: stabbing Frater to death]], she calmly asks him to accompany her into paradise before bursting into laughter.
* FilleFatale: She's still a girl, and she already knows how to [[spoiler: kill a person. Specifically, her own brother.]]
* IfICantHaveYou: If she can't get Frater into paradise with her by himself, she's going to do it by herself.
* LaughingMad: After [[spoiler: murdering Frater]].
* LotusEaterMachine: The world which serves as the initial setting of "Ark" is actually an artificial construction programmed by "The Watcher", the scientist who's been experimenting on her and Frater. Only after [[spoiler: Frater's death]] does Soror get pulled back into his [[MadScientistLaboratory inhumane]] laboratory in order to be punished for her crime.
* ATasteOfTheLash: After [[spoiler: Frater is murdered]], the music is interrupted by a brief narration, telling us of what had actually happened inside the Watcher's laboratory before it returns to Soror's perspective, the background sounds of which are the cruel crackings of a whip. She is implied to be punished by lashing under the Watcher's order after committing the deed.
* {{Yandere}}: Just like the other "Abyss" girls, each of whom harbors a twisted love towards someone. The one she is mad about is her brother.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is light purple.

!!Frater / "Subject 1073"

Soror's older brother.
* AloofBigBrother: Implied in the song "Ark", definitely the case in the song's manga adaptation.
* TheVoiceless: In the song, but not in the manga.

!!The Watcher

The person who conducts and/or observes the experiments on Frater and Soror.
%%* MadScientist
%%* MysteriousWatcher

!!Lafrenze
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

The protagonist of the song "El no Ehon - Majo to Lafrenze". She guards the gates of the underworld, but can only do so as long as she remains a virgin.
%%* BarrierMaiden
* VirginPower: Her abilities as the gatekeeper.
* WomanScorned: When she finds out Orpheus was just using her ("Hell hath no fury..." is a strangely appropriate expression, there).

!!Crimson Old Rose
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

A witch who was banished from her country. She was the one who raised Lafrenze.
* CharacterOverlap: She and Alte Rose (German for "old rose") in ''Märchen'' are implied to be the same person.

!!Orpheus

* {{Bishonen}}: Even plays a HarpOfFemininity
%%* ManInWhite: In the live performance.
%%* OrpheanRescue: Well, yeah.
%%* ToHellAndBack
%%* TheVoiceless

!!The nun / "Maiden of the Twisted Pearl" / "Baroque"
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Baroque".
* DecapitationPresentation: In the live performance.
* NotGoodWithRejection: She is absolutely terrified of being rejected, so when the girl she's fallen in love with rejects her love, she snaps.
* NunsAreSpooky: There's the obvious DeathByWomanScorned, of course, but the fact that she's a lesbian to begin with, as a member of the (presumably) Catholic Church, and confessed (presumably hoping to commence a relationship) goes pretty well against Catholic dogma, even if she hadn't been rejected and gone PsychoLesbian.
%%* PsychoLesbian
%%* ShrinkingViolet
* TrueBlueFemininity: In the album illustrations, her habit is blue. Averted in the concerts, where she wears a standard black habit.
%%* {{Yandere}}

!!The farm girl / "Yield"
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Yield".
%%* OffWithHisHead: Her modus operandi.
%%* {{Yandere}}

!!The bride
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

The protagonist of the song "El no Tenbin".
* CharacterOverlap: She and Loraine de Saint-Laurent in ''Roman'' are implied to be the same person.
%%* NoNameGiven
%%* RunawayFiancee

!!The older sister / "Sacrifice"
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Sacrifice".
* TheCaretaker
* IWishedYouWereDead: At one point, she is so envious of her younger sister that she prays for her death, after which her sister becomes infected with the plague. Feeling guilty, the older sister takes her wish back and her sister recovers ... and then their mother dies.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Female version. It's implied that she ends up [[spoiler:burning the entire village down as retribution for her sister's death]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After her sister becomes ill, she blames herself for it due to having previously wished for her death.
* PromotionToParent: After her mother's death, she plays the role of a mother to her younger sister.
* TheUnfavourite: She certainly feels like it, but it may not actually be the case.
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed: [[spoiler:The end of the song implies this]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: After the injustice she faced, it's hard not to feel sorry for her.

!!The younger sister

%%* IncorruptiblePurePureness
%%* TheIngenue
%%* TheVoiceless

!!The woman in red / "Stella"
-->'''Played by:''' Aramary, Fuki ''(Nein)''

[[quoteright:164:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stella_ori.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:164:''Women are not mute, big dolls that can only look pretty. Do you understand, my dear love?'']]

-->''"We'' are ''a match, aren't we? We match up each other very perfectly, ah...I'm so happy..."''

The protagonist of the song "Stardust". She is a woman so fascinated with true love, [[IfICantHaveYou she cannot perfectly comprehend the notion of "breaking up"]]. Catching her ex with his new girlfriend--in matching white clothes, no less--by some coincidence, the woman [[DespairEventHorizon snaps]], shot the ex in cold blood, then took his bloodied clothes as some sort of a [[CreepySouvenir twisted keepsake]] to remind herself how they used to match in the same way he and his new girlfriend's clothes did... until it rusted and becomes black. She is the last girl abducted by the Masked Man in order to reunite with Elys.

In ''Nein'', she reappears in the song "Nikushimi wo Hanataba ni Kaete" ("Turn Your Hatred into A Bouquet"), and is called "Stella" by the fashion show announcer.

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* AbusiveParents: ''Nein'' reveals that her father is this.
-->'''Stella:''' That's right...It's my fault here...I'm sorry...I'm sorry...I'll become a good girl, so please, don't hit me, Papa!
* AmicableExes: She rejected Gino's marriage proposal after some time of dating, but 4 minutes after the heart-breaking sequence they meet up with each other and act like they're best friends already.
* BelligerentSexualTension: In ''Nein'', she develops this with Luna, a fellow model who she initially hates for having stolen a certain "lover" of hers.[[note]]It is unknown whether it's Gino or one of Stella's previous lovers.[[/note]] After teasing each other for a long time, Stella finally decides to ask Luna out...[[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove and was promptly rejected]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: She is this in both albums, but more on the [[AxCrazy creepy side]] in ''Elysion''. In ''Nein'', though, she plays the trope straight in a lighter tone.[[spoiler: If giving your date a flower bouquet with a gun in the middle of it still won't convince you just how much of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} she is, this troper doesn't know what else will.]]
* DissonantSerenity: Listen to the first half part of "Stardust" before the refrain and feel the contrast of the trigger-happy, murderous lyrics against the cheerful instrumental and vocal. That should give you a full explanation on her craziness. It's made worse in the ''Elysion'' live, as Aramary sings ''even more'' cheerfully and bounces up and around the stage to boot.
* FashionShow: In ''Nein'', she is scouted by the famed designer Giorgio "Gino" del Cielo as a model for his "Verseine Collection" brand and naturally participates in this.
* FreudianExcuse: As was stated above, it's heavily implied that the reason she became such a glutton for love and affection--and snaps when she is betrayed--is because her father never gave her any of them.
* LadyInRed: She loves the color red very much. [[{{Yandere}} This extends to the redness of blood.]]
* LighterAndSofter: Goodness ''no'', '''''not''''' her original song, but her song in ''Nein''. [[spoiler: "Nikushimi wo Hanataba ni Kaete" is filled with many light-hearted jokes and comedic effects (a ''true'' rarity in the Sound Horizon universe), has a rejection of marriage proposal as its saddest moment instead of a child's death like ''many'' other albums, ends with the protagonist being ''truly'' happy and satisfied without having to experience any other losses or deaths, and [[EverybodyLives nobody remarkably dies]]. Also, the song arguably presents less horrible after-effects compared to other tracks from the album, as having to deal with prejudice as a lesbian woman is obviously a normal thing compared to [[AndIMustScream getting dragged into Hell alive by a ghost who thinks you resemble his dead daughter.]]]]
* LoveFreak: It would seem that "true love" is the only thing that's available on her mind.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Only visible if you watch the live, ''Elysion'' and ''Nein'' both.
* TheTragicRose: Played with. Rose is a recurrent motif in both versions of her song, but each song presents it differently. "Stardust" presents the rose as a symbolism for Stella's mad passion and its fatal consequences--thus playing the trope straight--while "Nikushimi wo Hanataba ni Kaete" represents it as a symbol for her renewed affection and vivacity, subverting the trope instead.
* WomanScorned: "Stardust" follows her descent into madness as she is slowly eaten up by her hatred as this.
* {{Yandere}}: Very clingy and ''oh so very'' jealous. She wouldn't hesitate to blow your brains out with her trusty gun if she caught you cheating on her.

!!The woman in red's lover
->'''Played by:''' Shin-Imayama (''Nein'' encore)
[[quoteright:235:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lover.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:235:Shin-Imayama portraying the man in ''Nein'''s encore of Stardust.]]

The man who was once the lover of The Woman in Red. It seems that they used to have a happy relationship until the man presumably grows bored of her and decides to start a new one behind her back. Needless to say, [[WomanScorned the results ain't pretty]].

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* CasanovaWannabe: Shin-Imayama's portrayal of him in ''Nein'' brings this plus HandsomeLech into mind.
* DeathByWomanScorned: Poor guy should have known his ex better.
* FlatCharacter: His characterization amounts to nothing but being a cheating bastard.
* OhCrap: In all incarnations of him from the live concert, he ''always'' had this expression on when Stella caught him cheating on her red-handed.
* RustproofBlood: Very noticeably averted - the song notes that the blood turns black as it's exposed to air, for symbolic purposes.
* TheVoiceless: Averted in the ''Nein'' encore, but briefly. Shin-Imayama only uttered one line in the whole song, which is originally spoken by the narrator.
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: And then his own blood turns it red.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: ''Shōnen wa Tsurugi wo ...'']]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Roman'']]
!!Hiver Laurant
--> '''Played by:''' Revo

The album's protagonist. He is actually the soul of a stillborn child, and his curiosity about life and death prompts him to send his two dolls, Violette and Hortense, out into the world to find stories revolving around these subjects.
%%* {{Bishounen}}
* ConvenientMiscarriage: Well, more so "heartbreaking" than "convenient", really, especially after taking certain songs (like "Honoo") into account. It's also what sets the album in motion: Hiver is actually the soul of a stillborn, and his curiosity about life and death, as well as a desire to be born into the world, is what prompts him to send the dolls out to find stories revolving around those subjects.
* FisherKing: Hiver in the manga. He's obviously not in our world, but the very little we see of the... mysterious place he stays in seems pretty parallel to winter, what with its emptiness and open space of white. Probably makes some lovely echoes, too.
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy

!!Violette and Hortense
--> '''Played by:''' KAORI (Violette) and YUUKI (Hortense)

-->''"I wonder if a story exists there ..."''

Hiver's two dolls. Violette is associated with death, while Hortense is associated with life.
* CatchPhrase: "''Soko ni Roman wa aru no kashira''", which means "I wonder if a story exists there."
%%* CreepyTwins
* DarkIsNotEvil: Even though Violette is the one associated with death, she never shows any signs of being any creepier or more amoral than Hortense. In fact, in the song Honoo, she's the one "swaying with joy," while Hortense is the one "wet with sadness." Then again, considering [[ConvenientMiscarriage the situation]], there may be more than one way to interpret that.
%%* ElegantGothicLolita
* {{Expy}}: Blond, twin ElegantGothicLolita [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Ridiculously Human]] {{Robot Girl}}s? [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Now where has that shown up before?]]
* RobotGirl: Though they're actually the embodiment of [[spoiler:twin dolls given to the stillborn Laurent by his mother on his burial]], so not technically robots as much as maybe [[{{Golem}} golems]], they still use very stilted and emotionless language, and the remix of "Asa to Yoru no Roman" clearly has them singing in a mechanical voice, not to mention that in live performances, KAORI and YUUKI always perform them by moving in a stilted, mechanical matter.

!!The Blond-Haired Laurant / Leon Laurant

The protagonist of the song Miezaru Ude.
%%* TheAlcoholic
%%* DomesticAbuser
%%* DrowningMySorrows
* EpiphanyTherapy: After Laurencin kills the red-headed Laurant (or slightly before, when he sees the red-headed Laurant, in the manga), he recognizes that his life isn't over yet and finally decides to try to clean himself up and move on with his life.
* ATankardOfMooseUrine: In the manga, he complains that the alcohol he drinks is absolutely terrible before downing the glass. It's actually a plot point when at the end of the chapter he drinks wine and he notices that it actually tastes good. It's the first time he's actually drunk for the taste, as opposed to in order to get drunk.

!!The Red-Haired Laurant / Flambeau Laurant

The antagonist of the song Miezaru Ude.
* TheAlcoholic: After he loses his arm.
%%* EvilRedhead
* KarmicDeath: Moreso in the manga, where he's guilty of a lot more (There's a ''reason'' Laurencin wanted to kill him, after all).

!!Laurencin

The man who ultimately kills the red-headed Laurant in Miezaru Ude. In the manga, he is taken to also be the protagonist of Hiiro no Fuusha, which thus explains his motivation. Most details on him [[AllThereInTheManual only appear in the manga]].
* BadassLongRobe: When he's grownup and kills the red-headed Laurant. Not that it takes that much badassery to kill someone drunk to the gills, but still. He did it in a badass fashion.
* BestServedCold: Against the red-headed Laurant.
* ButYourWingsAreBeautiful: Ciel, the girl he tries to run away from the village with, likes the mark on the back of his neck, seeing it as like a pair of tiny wings.
* CycleOfRevenge: Spin and spin, o red windmill...
* DistinguishingMark: A red patch on the back of his neck that appears when blood runs to his head. He hides it for fear that the other kids will see it as a MarkOfTheBeast - and indeed they do search him for one at the beginning of the manga.
%%* HatesBeingTouched
* HeartwarmingOrphan: He's surrounded by them when he's growing up and would be one himself if he would smile once in a while.
* MirthlessLaughter: After he kills the red-headed Laurant.
* MomentOfWeakness: Running away from the red-headed Laurant and thus leaving Ciel to die.
* OrphanageOfLove: He was raised in one until his village was attacked.
%%* PerpetualFrowner
%%* SurvivorGuilt
%%* TroubledButCute
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between him and Ciel.

!!Etoile
-->'''Played by:''' YUUKI

The protagonist of the song "Hoshikuzu no Kawahimo".

* ABoyAndHisX: A Girl And Her Dog.
* IllGirl: She's nearly blind and is going to go completely blind.
* MeaningfulName: In story. Her mother named her "Etoile", meaning "star" so that her path would always sparkle like the stars. This became something of a bitter joke to her later, since due to her poor eyesight, she's never actually been able to see the stars.
* MissingMom: Her mother is implied to have died, and since Pleut has the same voice as her mom, it's become a common fan theory that her mom was reincarnated as Pleut.

!!Auguste Laurant
-->'''Played by:''' Jimang

The protagonist of the song "Tenshi no Chōzō". He is a talented and famous sculptor who falls into despair after his wife's death in childbirth.
* YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: In the manga, his initial reaction to his wife's DeathByChildbirth was to come close to killing his child due to said child having taken her away.

!!Monica
-->'''Played by:''' YUUKI

The protagonist of the song "Utsukushiki Mono".
* GirlishPigtails: Both in the manga and in the album illustrations, although it's difficult to see in the latter.
* IconicItem: Her harmonica.
* WomanInWhite: In the album illustrations.

!!Loraine de Saint-Laurent
-->'''Played by:''' REMI

The protagonist of the song "Yorokobi to Kanashimi no Budōshu".
* CharacterOverlap: She and the unnamed bride in ''Elysion'' are implied to be the same person. This is also the interpretation the manga adaptation takes.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: From this sort of family, which is why her father insists that she marry a rich man rather than the poor vineyard-worker whom she truly loves.
* {{Red Headed Hero}}ine: Her character design in the manga, and possibly in the album illustrations, but it's hard to tell in the latter.
* RunawayFiancee: Implied in the song, definitely the case in the manga.
* StarCrossedLovers: With the servant (named Neige in the manga).

!!Savant
-->'''Played by:''' Jimang

One of the characters in the song "Tasogare no Kenja". Borders on SupportingProtagonist of the song.
%%* EccentricMentor
%%* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep
* GoodWithNumbers: Put this guy together with [[Series/SesameStreet The Count]] in a locked room, and we may or not have some serious mathematical breakthroughs, but certainly, everything down to the seconds they'd spent together in that room would be counted.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Seisen no Iberia'']]
!!Layla
--> '''Played by:''' YUUKI
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/official_layla_0.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''The chronicles of history race rapidly; choosing an era of pain and sorrow, I took those hands in mine...''[[note]]left: Layla as a human. Right: Layla post-transformation.[[/note]]]]

-->''"Why is it that...ever since...humankind can never sever''
-->''Their malicious chain of repeating conflicts?''
-->''Who should a weakling such as I hate? Ah, somebody...tell me..."''

The album's heroine. She was at first only a normal Spanish girl born from a Muslim father and a Christian mother until the Reconquista broke out in her homeland and the respective opposing forces of her parents' religions [[MalignedMixedMarriage killed each of them]]. Refusing to remain in the dangerous warzone, she recklessly decides to escape her hometown, [[{{Determinator}} barefoot and with nothing but the clothes on her back]]. A patrolling soldier mistook her for an enemy and shot her with a flamed arrow, by which she ended up getting knocked down to a mysterious cave where a certain demon dwells...

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* AnachronismStew: Her post-transformation clothes comes absolutely ''nowhere'' near 14th century fashion, though it's justified considering she's basically an (mostly) immortal demon now.
* ABoyAndHisX: A Girl and Her Ancient Demon. Though her case is arguably far less heartwarming than most examples listed in the trope's page.
* EmergencyTransformation: Forms a pact with Shaytan to transform herself into one of his kind in her dying breath. Unlike most examples, though, she is the one who chose to be transformed herself and does so without any hints of desperation whatsoever.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Repeatedly refers to herself as "weak".
* MagicKiss: This is how she and Shaytan form their contract.
* MalignedMixedMarriage: Her father is a Muslim. Her mother is a Christian. The family lives happily, but this is 14th century Spain, at the height of religious military campaigns. A happy ending is already out of the question.
* MulticoloredHair: Post-transformation, she sports a half-brown half-fiery red hair.

!!Shaytan
--> '''Played by:''' Revo
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/official_shaytaan_9.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:''I have been deserted in time, amidst darkness that seemed too long, even forgetting my name--until I saw your light, until you called me forth.'']]

-->''"Should you find it in you the resolution to swallow the bitter poison known as 'cruel eternity',''
-->''Together shall we live."''

A supposedly very ancient demon [[SealedEvilInACan sealed by sages of a bygone era in a cave]] by way of a [[AncientArtifact sacred aqua blue stone]]. The stone was then cast away somewhere unknown, leaving Shaytan to wallow inside complete darkness for ages, [[AndIMustScream while completely alive and conscious]], too. He spent too long a time in the darkness to the point of almost forgetting his name, until a certain wounded girl stumbled upon his prison...

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%%* HornedHumanoid
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He looks burlier in the above image, but still fits. In the live, though, Revo's youthful, J-Pop idol singer figure fits the trope's ideal image perfectly.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: He doesn't seem to harbor any grudges for humanity, and acts only according to his contractor (a.k.a Layla)'s wishes. But he does actively tempt Layla into forging the pact with him, but through no malicious means either: he simply reminds her that [[DoomedHometown her hometown is falling apart]], everybody she used to love is slowly dying one by one, and questions whether she would simply sit still watching the war massacre more innocents.
* SealedBadassInACan: Shaytan are according to myth supposed to be evil demons, and Shaytan's powers are destructive, but he doesn't do anything truly evil in the album.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Moira'']]
!!Moira
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/moira_3.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:A figure from the live tour whom many fans interpreted to be Moira herself. [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm The actor changes each day.]]]]
-->''"Nevertheless, go forth and conquer, my children."''

The goddess of fate. As narrated in "Shinwa -Mythos-", She was the first being that emerged from [[VoidBetweenTheWorlds Chaos]], then conceived children who will become elements of the world as we know it, including Death a.k.a Thanatos, her youngest child--hence her moniker, "The Mother of All Life". Although she is a very important character, she never actually appears in the album. Though the bonus track "Kami no Hikari -Moira-" seems to have been sung from her perspective.

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* ChekhovsGunman: She had been mentioned as early as ''Seisen no Iberia'' by Enja in "Arasoi no Keifu".
-->'''Enja''': ''In happier times, none realize that the one who quietly turns the cogwheel is [Fate];''
-->''In unhappier times, they realized too late that the one who cast the world down into gnawing hell is, too, [Fate].''
* {{Expy}}: The fact that she is basically a Queen of the Gods, ruling over the heavens and all things in the world, is a clear indication that she is derived from ol' [[ClassicalMythology Zeus]], specifically his aspect as Zeus Moiragetes, the ruler of Fate. She is also the Chaos' oldest "child" and a mother deity type, which also bears some resemblance to Gaia.
* SheWhoMustNotBeSeen
* YouCantFightFate: It's implied that ''every single thing'' happening in this album (or perhaps the Sound Horizon universe as a whole) is all according to her design [[spoiler:, which would mean that Thanatos' whole rebellion is a ShaggyDogStory from the '''very start''']].

!!Thanatos
--> '''Played by:''' Revo
[[quoteright:155:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thanatos_0.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:155:''Be they a king or a slave, a saint or a whore, all shall be loved equally.'']]

-->''"Moira ... if you continue to manipulate lives ... I will continue to save every living being by continuing to bring death to them."''

The god of Death, Moira's aforementioned youngest child. He hates Moira for bringing suffering to humans, so he plans to overthrow her. His first step is to [[KillThemAll lead as many humans to their deaths as possible.]] His second step involves [[NotSoDifferent also]] heaping an inconsiderable amount of suffering to [[TheChosenOne his chosen hero]], Elefseus, so that the latter will come to blame Moira for his suffering and eventually rebel against her.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: After "Meiou" was sung in the live concert, a body of text showed up in the screen, showing Thanatos' monologue. It stated that the other gods ostracized him due to his nature and duty, which prompts him to question his mother why is he born this way.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: The one who chose Elef as his champion in fighting against Moira. [[spoiler: Since R.E.V.O. messed his whole plan up in ''Nein'', he chose ''[[BigBad Scorpius]]'' of all people as a replacement, or so it was implied in the live.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: He is dressed head-to-toe in blackish purple and the underworld he ruled over is dark and gloomy, but he had no traditionally "evil" intentions whatsoever.
* TheDreaded: The narrator of Thanatos' IAmSong "Meiou" stated (in [[GratuitousEnglish English]]) that "the living are terrified by the real God of Death". The Japanese translation of this narration states something along the lines of him being "The [[AnthropomorphicPersonification very existence]] of [[TheGrimReaper Death]] feared by humankind".
* {{Expy}}: Sans his ambitions to overthrow Heaven, he is clearly an amalgamation of both ClassicalMythology's Thanatos (who is the son of the Night herself rather than Fate) and Hades, the Lord of the Dead (who is the older brother of the ruler of Heaven rather than his son).
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Of course. They don't get much sunlight down there in Hades.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He hates Moira for manipulating people's lives and bringing suffering to them, but his plan to overthrow her involves him doing the exact same things to Elef.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: His plan to defeat Moira.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He may have been heaping a lot of shit upon Elef's life, but all he wanted to come out of it in the end was justice for the mortals whom Moira has undeservedly bestowed miserable lives upon.

!!Mu and Phi
-->'''Played by:''' REMI (Mu), Ayaka Naitou (original recording)/Mari Endou (LIVE) (Phi)
[[quoteright:222:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/myuphi_1.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:222:''All of you, too, shall come to know that none is fair in this world, except [Thanatos].'']]

-->''"[Thanatos] loves [the living] as much as he loves [the dead]."''

Two mysterious young girls who are most likely Thanatos' closest attendants. Named after the 12th (Mu) and 21st (Phi) [[GratuitousGreek letters of the Greek alphabet]]. Mu is the ponytailed one, while Phi is the braided one.

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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: They are named after two of the letters from the Greek alphabet, Just like Thanatos' other (skeletal) attendants.
%%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* GreekChorus: To Thanatos, the same way the Harmonias are for the rest of the track after "Jinsei wa Ireko Ningyou -Matryoshka-". These girls only appear in one track, though.
* PeekABangs: Complimentary, too.
* VocalDissonance: They have the look of cute, young girls, but are voiced by soprano women. It's very eerie.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Made from the upper part of human skulls.

!!Elefseus ("Elef") / Amethystos
-->'''Played by:''' Revo (adult), Creator/{{Yukana}} (child)
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elef.JPG]]
[[caption-width-right:150:''Life is something to be lost.'']]

-->''"Despite all mortals being pitiful slaves of Fate,''
-->''They enslave each other nonetheless; what a dry farce!"''

The protagonist of the whole album. He used to lead a happy life with his twin sister, Misia, and his parents, Polydeuces and Elphina, until [[BigBad Scorpius]] suddenly barged into their home, killed them, and sold the kids into slavery. [[CosmicPlaything Ever since then, his life has been nothing but endless misery]]. That's certainly one way to put it.

In ''Nein'', he reappears with Misia on track 7, "Ai to Iu Nano Toga".

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* AlternateContinuity: Instead of the liberator of slaves, invulnerable warrior, and vessel for the God of Death he was in ''Moira'', in ''Nein'' he is this goofy young man who couldn't be bothered to care less about the slaves whose fate he shared once. Granted, he's implied to have become a pirate mate, but with Misia alive, his purpose has been completed; what more should he do besides taking care of her?
* AnimalMotifs: The wolf, symbolizing his loneliness, and the bird, symbolizing his desire for freedom.
* {{Arcadia}}: He and Misia used to literally live here, specifically its idyllic, mountainous region.
* BigDamnHeroes: R.E.V.O. allows him to ''finally'' give a dashing rescue for Misia in ''Nein'', resulting in sighs of happiness from hundreds of fans.
* TheChosenOne: And it sure as Hades ''ain't'' a good thing for him.
* CosmicPlaything: And it happens for ''a reason''. His misery is part of [[TheChooserOfTheOne Thanatos']] plans to sabotage his mother's reign.
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Nein'', he gets relegated to the position of deuteragonist [[spoiler: as Misia gets the spotlight.]]
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Without context, you'd think that LongHairedPrettyBoy above is a really pretty girl.
* {{Expy}}: His character seems to have been derived from several notable figures both in ClassicalMythology and classical history:
** He and Misia are twins [[spoiler: with a DivineParentage, but Misia dies during the course of the story, leaving him alone]], and they are symbolized by the constellation Gemini, which should remind you of the Dioscouri a.k.a Castor and Pollux.
** He is an invulnerable, dreaded warrior with terrible powers granted by a divine figure, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge fueled by vengeance after the death of his loved one]], and the main protagonist of the whole epic/album. This is clearly a dead ringer for [[Literature/TheIliad Achilles]].
** His rage at [[spoiler: Misia's [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice]] at the hands of Scorpius]] is reminiscent of Clytemnestra's when her daughter Iphigenia is sacrificed to Artemis by her own husband, Agamemnon.
** And lastly, the fact that he, a former slave, liberated his former comrades and made them his army is clearly a homage to Spartacus, the famous gladiator from Thrace and leader of the infamous slave rebellion against the Roman Empire.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: His hair reaches shoulder-length, and his facial features differ very little from Misia's delicate ones. Just look at the above image.
* MadeASlave: After his [[spoiler: foster]] parents are killed, Scorpius' goons sold him and Misia into the slave market. He is then bought as a public slave, tasked with the hard labor of building Ilion's massive rampart.
* MeaningfulRename: When he [[spoiler: invades Ilion as retribution for Misia's death]], he [[spoiler: changes his name to Amethystos]].
* NayTheist: His attitude towards Moira--he in fact ''hates'' her for constantly bestowing upon him an immeasurable amount of suffering. [[spoiler: What he fails to realize is that the one bringing him the most misfortune is actually ''Thanatos'', as Elef's life is part of his gambit to overthrow his mother.]]
* PurpleEyes: He has these, which is bizarre considering his biological family has either [[GreenEyes green]] or [[BrownEyes brown]] eyes. [[spoiler: Though in Elef's own case, it's fitting since he's Thanatos' chosen champion, and the latter's color scheme is purple--the color of Death in Japanese culture]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler: Misia's death]].
* VillainProtagonist: You might not be able to tell in earlier tracks, but his CharacterDevelopment in "Doreitachi no Eiyuu" pretty much cements him as this.

!!Artemisia ("Misia")
--> '''Played by''': [[Creator/MinamiKuribayashi Minami Kuribayashi]]
--> '''Portrayed by''': Tomoyo Kurosawa (child, live concert)
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[[caption-width-right:116:''I wonder, have I become a flower [woman] that does not fear, waver, and loves everything in this world ruled by cruel gods?'']]

-->''"In order to test us, the heavens showered us with nothing but trials.''
-->''At that...we mortals have no choice but to simply accept them without question..."''

Elefseus' twin sister. She is shown to be a [[PluckyGirl tomboy, cheerful girl]] during childhood, but subsequent traumatic events mellowed her out [[BreakTheCutie drastically]]. Her parents killed, Misia and her twin brother are sold as slaves, the result being Misia unwillingly inducted as an apprentice of the [[TheOldestProfession hetairai]]. Elef and Misia are briefly reunited at Ilion and attempted to run away by way of a ship, but a terrible storm shipwrecked it, separating the twins. Misia drifted ashore on the island of Lesbos, domain of the Star Goddess, severely traumatized. Thankfully, the wise poetess Sophia found her and nurtured her into adulthood.

In ''Nein'', she reappears with Elef on track 7, "Ai to Iu Nano Toga".

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* {{Arcadia}}: She and Elef used to literally live here, specifically its idyllic, mountainous region.
* AscendedExtra: She isn't really an extra in ''Moira'', being its deuteragonist and all, but she did took her brother's place in ''Nein'' as the principal protagonist.
* TheAntiNihilist: As taught by Sophia, Misia came to dislike making a fuss about everything that has transpired in her life.
* BreakTheCutie: Downplayed. She is prevented from breaking ''too much'' by Sophia, who taught her that hardship is something to be both embraced and endured.
* {{Expy}}: Like her brother and most characters from the album, she is an amalgamation of several notable figures from Classical history and mythology:
** It is stated many times in the album that Misia is fond of the moon reflected on the water's surface. Her namesake is derived from the Greek goddess of the Moon. You do the math.
** She and Elef are twins [[spoiler: with a DivineParentage, she dies during the course of the story, leaving her twin brother alone]], and they are symbolized by the constellation Gemini, which should remind you of the Dioscouri a.k.a Castor and Pollux.
** [[spoiler: Her sacrifice, conducted to further a single man's power-hungry ambitions, is eerily reminiscent of Iphigenia's sacrifice by her own father, Agamemnon, so that he can advance his ship to attack Troy.]]
** She is [[spoiler: an oracle forcibly abducted from a temple after foreseeing her own death, much like Cassandra from the myths (not to be confused with the Cassandra from this album).]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Offered herself in place of her friend Phyllis as sacrifice for the Water God.]]
* MadeASlave: After her [[spoiler: foster]] parents are killed, Scorpius' goons sold her and Elef into the slave market. She is then bought as an apprentice to the [[HighClassCallGirl hetairai]], trained to become a courtesan like them.
* NiceGuy: Female version. You can't really say otherwise of her [[spoiler: when she offers herself as a HumanSacrifice in place of her friend]].
* PluckyGirl: From what little we can see of her child self in "Unmei no Futago", she seems to be the tomboyish, braver twin [[BreakTheCutie before her parents were killed and she was made a slave]]. After getting through all of those ordeals, only to end up getting shipwrecked, she became much more quieter and demure. [[spoiler: For the first half of "Ai to Iu Nano Toga" in ''Nein'', she got her kicks back.]]
* PurpleEyes: She has these, which is bizarre considering her biological family has either [[GreenEyes green]] or [[BrownEyes brown]] eyes.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Her hair's got...bits of [[MulticoloredHair purple streaks]]...but she fits in nonetheless.

!!The Harmonias / Six Sister Goddesses of Poetry
-->'''Played by:''' MIKI (Ionia), REMI (Doria), Haruka Shimotsuki (Phrygia), Ayaka Naitou (original recording)/Mari Endou (LIVE) (Lydia), KAORI (Aeolia), YUUKI (Locria)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/moira_harmonia_9.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Ionia, Doria, Phrygia, Lydia, Aeolia, Locria]]

-->''"Who are the narrators? We are the narrators.''
-->''Who are the singers? We are the singers."''

The six goddesses of poetry who are daughters of Harmonia, one of the oldest goddesses in ''Moira'''s pantheon. They serve little purpose to the story proper besides singing of the events that transpired within it.

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* BlueEyes: All of them uniformly sport these.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Muses, who are often invoked by classical writers to help them recite their tales.
* FlowerInHerHair: Each of them wore a crown of flowers that differ by their respective color schemes.
* GreekChorus: To the whole album after "Jinsei wa Ireko Ningyou".
* HimeCut: Locria and Ionia. Ionia's is a [[{{Pun}} straight]] example, though Locria's has short, rounded sidecuts surrounding her face.
* MeaningfulName: Their names are derived from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionia#/media/File:Map_Anatolia_ancient_regions-en.svg ancient Anatolian regions.]]
* OjouRinglets: Doria's hair, though only on the front side.
* StatuesqueStunner: If you squint, you will realize that in [[http://sh-whitecrow.com/wiki/images/2/2f/Moira-Harmonia.jpg this picture]] that Aeolia (the second one from the right) is the tallest of her sisters. Her singer, Kaori Oda, [[RealitySubtext is]] the [[https://flic.kr/p/C1abhP tallest]] female singer in Moira.
* ThemeNaming: They are all named after musical modes, as do their colors represent said modes.

!!Scorpius
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/NorioWakamoto (speaking voice), Masashi Ōyama (live performance)
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-->''"It is '''I''' who shall become King of the world."'''

One of the biggest antagonists of the story, heavily implied to be the illegitimate child of King Demetrius. He resented Leontius' royal bloodline, even going as far as to call Queen Isadora a "whore".

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* AffablyEvil: At least he had the courtesy to give Polydeuces and Elphina a decent burial after butchering them in front of their foster kids.
* AmbitionIsEvil: His ambition is to conquer all of Greece, maybe even ''the world'', and his way of getting it is not nice.
* BastardBastard: Born of a concubine, envious, scheming, and positively sociopathic.
* BigBad: The only character that comes closest to this trope, as you can see from everything he committed above.
* BloodKnight: His use in force stops at nothing if it gets what he wants.
* EvilRedhead: His hair is a solid, burning red, not to mention being shaped [[VisualPun like a scorpion's tail]].
* EvilLaugh: Being voiced by the great Creator/NorioWakamoto, it shouldn't be a surprise that he pulled this off magnificently. [[spoiler: Even more so in ''Nein'', seeing as he had conquered Greece and all.]]
* SonOfAWhore: He is the son of the king and one of his concubines, which is why he is not accepted as a legitimate heir.

!!Leontius
-->'''Played by:''' Takashi Utsunomiya

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[[caption-width-right:235:''Now, who is it we must fight, and who is it we must protect?'']]

-->''[[ArcWords "Fate may be cruel, but don't you fear Her!]]''
-->''[[ArcWords For Moira will certainly never bestow Her smile upon those who do not fight!"]]''

The first prince of Arcadia and the older brother of Elef and Misia. He [[DivineParentage inherited]] the blood of the Thunder God, and as such is able to wield his mighty spear, which makes him a famed warrior. He is devoted to the gods and is an honorable warrior, as shown by his firm refusal to strike down the already-defeated Queen Alexandra in battle. Because of it, the Queen came to harbor an admiration for him.

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* AnimalMotifs: The lion, representing his valor.
* DivineParentage: He is descended from the Thunder God.
* {{Expy}}: Wait, wait. Is Leontius basically a noble-hearted prince of a land famous for its impenetrable walls [[spoiler: who dies impaled by a spear at the hands of the VillainProtagonist]]? Sounds like [[Literature/TheIliad Hector]]!
* HeroAntagonist: Much like [[Literature/TheIliad the character he's derived from]] above.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed by his own spear which is thrown by Amethystos a.k.a Elef, who also shares the blood of the Thunder God and thus able to wield it.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: This is his sole motivation to participate in wars. He's clearly not pleased with his duty.
* MulticoloredHair: Brown with a blond streak.
* VocalDissonance: He is voiced by a ''51-year-old man''.
* WouldntHitAGirl
-->"I, Leontius, do not possess a spear that pierces women."

!!Cassandra and Melissa
-->'''Played by:''' MIKI (Cassandra) and Haruka Shimotsuki (Melissa)
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[[caption-width-right:177:''Do not take us for fools; what you have there is not love!'']]

-->''"Ah, though we were once pitiful slaves...''
-->''We are now fully blooming roses--the [superior courtesans] Hetaira!"''

Two [[HighClassCallGirl hetairai]] who took young Misia under their wing.

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* CuteBruiser: Melissa is implied to be one, if her boasting to Misia that her fist ''spits fire'' is indeed anything to go by.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: They used to be slaves. But it does not matter to them, because they're rich and fabulous now!
* DontYouDarePityMe: Are not fond of being pitied for being what they are, as they ''love'' it.
* {{High Class Call Girl}}s: They are ''hetairai'', which is AncientGreece's version of this trope.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Belittles other prostitutes despite offering sexual services themselves. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as uncomfortable as it may sounds, since besides being as different from 'regular' prostitutes [[InsistentTerminology (NOT courtesans)]] as night and day are, the Hetairai possess far higher statuses among women in Greek city-states [[note]]excluding Sparta [[/note]], ''even the noble ones''. They are educated as high as a woman at that time could, and are allowed to partake in scholarly discussions and votings, to boot.
* LadyInRed: Cassandra. In the live concert at least. In official artworks, she wore [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple Tyrian purple]].
* MeaningfulName: Fans of Myth/ClassicalMythology know, or will know sooner or later, that Cassandra was that priestess who was [[CassandraTruth cursed]] by Apollo for [[DisproportionateRetribution refusing to have sex with him]]. Melissa, meanwhile, was a nymph who fed baby Zeus honey after Rhea hid him away from Kronos in the island of Crete.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Melissa is dressed in a bright blue tunic.

!!Alexandra
-->'''Played by:''' Hōko Kuwashima
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The queen of Amazon. She seems to harbor an admiration for Leontius [[DefeatMeansFriendship after]] [[LoveAtFirstPunch he spared her]] in the battle between Arcadia and her tribe. The second time we see her, which is in the very last part of the second to last track, [[WeHardlyKnewYe Amethystos killed her.]]

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* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: Only in one track.]]
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: She falls for Leontius after he defeats her in combat, but refuses to kill her.
* BarbarianHero: Female version. She is, after all, Queen of the ''Amazons''.
* BareYourMidriff: Complete with a nonsensical [[ChainmailBikini bikini-styled]] leather armor! This is done likely to reflect her 'barbarian queen' image.
* BladeOnAStick: The weapon she carries.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: [[spoiler: Her death comes completely out of the blue.]]

!!Sophia
-->'''Played by:'''Yoshimi Iwasaki (original recording), Azumi Inoue (LIVE)
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[[caption-width-right:121:''Love is not a slave for use in bed, nor is it a tool to conceive a child.'']]

-->''"Please, become a [flower] woman blooming beautifully in this world, stronger than anyone, without fear, hesitation, envy, nor resentment."''

The famous poetess of Lesbos and a priestess of the Star Goddess Astraea, hence her epitaph, "The Holy Woman" ([[GratuitousEnglish "consecrated female"]] in the narration). Sophia appreciates the world the way it is and prefers not to curse it for not being what it could be, as she believes that [[YouCantFightFate the thread of Moira is not spun by men.]]

* AmbiguouslyGay: She is an {{Expy}} of Sappho, after all, and secluded herself on an island surrounded by young women, including Misia. Every time she sings about women, you can't help but feel all the [[LesYay hints]] strewn about:
-->"The girl's cheeks shone brilliantly in a rosy hue, how beautiful it is
-->But the young bud is drenched in sorrow, yet to be open"
-->"The duration in which young maidens finally bloom in sweet fragrance is short
-->However, with glowing lips they sung of their crimson love; for them to scatter beautifully is, too, their life [fate]."
* TheAntiNihilist: This is ultimately how she perceives the world, and passed this wisdom on to Misia.
* ChekhovsGun: Is mentioned in a passing by Cassandra one track earlier than her appearance in "Shi to Nageki no Kaze no Miyako -Ilion-".
* {{Expy}}:
** As stated above, she is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappho Sappho]], the famous poetess also from Lesbos whose homoerotic poetry helped associate her name and the island's with the female sexual identity. Though in this album, her sexuality is never explicitly shown or stated.
** In an in-universe example, she bears a strong resemblance to Eirene/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Irene/Irina]], the wife of Alexei Zvolinsky.
* TheMentor: The one who educated and nurtured Misia into adulthood.
* ProperLady: Very graceful, beautiful, and a scholar+priestess+poetess to boot.
* SomethingAboutARose: Adorns her veil with roses, and is shown admiring roses in the regular edition cover art.
* WomanInWhite: As befitting her image as a pure, chaste and wise woman.

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[[folder:''Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido'' and ''Märchen'']]
!!Märchen von Friedhof
-->'''Played by''': Revo
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[[caption-width-right:332:''[[CatchPhrase Come, sing of it to me.]]''[[note]]left: Märchen in the titular album. Right: Märchen in ''Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido''.[[/note]]]]

-->''[[ArcWords "At that shining era in which you are presently smiling,]]''
-->''[[ArcWords Without a grudge for anyone, without a grudge for dying, we will certainly reunite."]]''

The story's VillainProtagonist. A sadistic, vengeful [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]] haunting a mysterious well, he takes delight in bestowing horrible punishments to people, regardless of whether [[DisproportionateRetribution they deserve it or not]] and whether [[MisplacedRetribution the revenge is aimed at the right person]]. He simply carries out the [[RevengeByProxy wishes]] of his victims, who are ghosts like him that are called forth by the Well to the boundary of life and death.

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* AffablyEvil: He is very courteous and gentlemanly to the Seven Dead Princesses, his clients.
* AmnesiacLover: He only remembers the feeling that he loved someone and that he also was loved by someone, but the "seven dead princesses" ([[spoiler: with the exception of Elisabeth]]) tell him that this was only his imagination.
* AnachronismStew: His attire evokes the image of early 19th-century Regency era fashion...but the story is set during the Protestant Reformation, which was in the 16th century. Considering his nature, it's insignificant, though.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: In his original identity as [[spoiler: März von Ludowing]], he was a kind-hearted idealist who [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil didn't even understand the concept of evil]]. Now, he's a vengeance-obsessed, cynical sadist.
* CheshireCatGrin: You may not see it, but he is smiling like this in the left part of the image above if you look very closely.
* ContemplateOurNavels: In the live, he simply stood speechless as [[spoiler: Elisabeth]] reminded him of their childhood days.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a vengeful ghost, sure, but once he's reunited with his memory, we get to see what he actually is: a naive young boy.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Well, he's a ''ghost''.
* GhostAmnesia: Not even a trace of memory was left in him when he first woke up. [[spoiler: Makes sense, since he's basically two people in one body. A memory clash must've happened at some point.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: After he [[spoiler: regains his memories]].
* HellIsThatNoise: Speaks with an unsettling static, as if his vocal chord is the speaker of a broken old-timey radio.
* LoveRedeems: His reunion with Elisabeth completely reverts him back into his innocent März persona.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Red and black is the color of a twilight sky, which is the domain of the Well, so it comes off as no surprise that this would be Märchen and Elise's color scheme.
* SophisticatedAsHell: He speaks in a [[{{Keigo}} very polite Japanese dialect]], but that doesn't stop him from cursing people under one breath.
-->'''Märchen:''' Come now, these idiots are about to ruin everything. If your pure heart is ready, my fair princess?
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: It makes any artwork that clearly shows his face look ''very'' unsettling, as the gold color fades into the white of his sclera.
* UndeathlyPallor: Just look above. UpToEleven in the live, where Revo's skin is not colored grayish-white like most human corpses, but literally ''as white as paper''. [[https://youtu.be/c88RIvvsafw?t=1m42s Behold.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler: He is actually März von Ludowing, after all, who doesn't even understand the very concept of malice.]]
* VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler: Until he regains his memories.]]

!!Elise
-->'''Played by:''' Saki Fujita (speaking voice), [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku Hatsune]] (singing voice)
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[[caption-width-right:163:''I am a doll that sings of murder, in the depths of this forest that leads to a well...'']]

-->''Let's continue our revenge together forever and ever!''

A [[CreepyDoll walking, talking, child-sized doll]] who also happens to be Märchen von Friedhof's companion. She is as vengeful and sadistic as Märchen is, perhaps even more, and in fact is the one who [[LadyMacbeth urged him]] to begin his sick parade of revenge in the first place. She loves Märchen ''[[ClingyJealousGirl very]]'' much, and would [[{{Yandere}} snap]] should she sees any hint of him trying to leave her.

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* BlackComedy: Some of the terrible things she says at the end of the Seven Dead Princesses' songs can come across as this.
--> '''Marchen''': "I'd say it was quite the adorable revenge this time, don't you think?"
--> '''Elise''': "Oh, my! To be covered in black pitch for the rest of her life is a girl's [[FateWorseThanDeath worst punishment]]! [[EvilLaugh Ahahahahaha!]]"
* BlondesAreEvil: She has gold hair and her hobby is delivering DisproportionateRetribution to people.
* ChildHater: To her, they're nothing but [[KidsAreCruel scheming, shameless liars]]. This she said as a [[{{Irony}} child-sized, squeaky-voiced little doll whose hobby is planning grisly deaths without any second thoughts]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Very much so to Märchen.
* CreepyDoll: Just see her image caption above. That's an actual quote of hers from "Yoiyami no Uta".
* CuteAndPsycho: She's a beautiful, adorable doll, isn't she? Even more so in the live, in which her "actress" is a Dollfie, a famous BJD made by the Japanese company Volks. She also hates you, and all humans in general.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In "Hikari to Yami no Douwa" from ''Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido'', her first ever appearance, she comments in a cheerfully sarcastic tone that a deserted village looks exactly like a graveyard before proceeding to giggle.
* EvilCounterpart: To Elisabeth. Whereas the latter is a sweet, patient woman who wishes to put no grudge whatsoever on anybody, [[spoiler: even her own brother who had her crucified,]] Elise is bitter, clingy and vengeful, [[IrrationalHatred hating humanity]] with little reason.
* EvilLaugh: ''This'' is her VerbalTic and she does this for. ''Eight.'' ''Tracks.'' '''''Straight.''''' To the surprise of pretty much nobody, [[MostAnnoyingSound it gets irritating pretty quickly.]]
* EvilMakeover: Her appearance is basically a sexier, darker version of Elisabeth's.
* {{Jerkass}}: There are only two things she cares about in the world: Märchen, and avenging people in the sickest way imaginable.
* LadyMacbeth: Why did Märchen immediately spring up into action, even though he had only just woken up a moment ago [[GhostAmnesia unable to remember anything?]] It's because Elise urged him to take up revenge on the people who had wronged them.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Red and black is the color of a twilight sky, which is the domain of the Well, so it comes off as no surprise that this would be Märchen and Elise's color scheme.
* SealedEvilInACan: The main reason as to why she is so murderous is because her actually lifeless doll body [[spoiler: contains the vengeful soul of Therese von Ludowing, who cursed the world as she was burned to death]]. We get to actually hear them fusing together in the first few seconds of "Yoiyami no Uta".
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of "Takkei no Seijo", when she realizes that [[spoiler: Märchen is no longer willing to participate in her revenge plan]].

!!März von Ludowing
-->'''Played by:''' Asuka Tanii (speaking voice), Junger März PROTOTYPE β (singing voice)[[note]]a prototype Vocaloid[[/note]]
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-->''"Mommy, the light is warm, isn't it?"''

One of the main characters of ''Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido'', the son of Therese von Ludowing. An albino, he was blind at birth, but a certain "mysterious incident" [[ThrowingOffTheDisability cured him of it.]] Some time after this, he became a friend of Elisabeth von Wettin.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: In the manga adaptation "Shinyaku Märchen" ''(New Testament Märchen)'' by Torikai Yasuyuki, he is very keen in helping his mother as a healer, concocting make-believe medicines and all.
* AnachronismStew: His Rococo ponytail is somehow paired up with a late 16th-century doublet.
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: Before his transformation, he's a kind-hearted idealist who has no wish to harm anyone and, indeed, [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil doesn't even understand the concept of malice]]. After his transformation, he's a vengeance-obsessed, cynical sadist.
* BlueBlood: The Von Ludowing family used to rule Thuringia before the Von Wettin dynasty [[FeudingFamilies (Elisabeth's family)]] disposed of them in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Thuringian_Succession War of the Thuringian Succession]].
* CrossdressingVoices
* {{Dojikko}}: In ''Shinyaku Märchen'', he is prone to tripping and making other people trip as a kid. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he was blind at the time.
* EyesAlwaysShut: When he's still blind, he's drawn this way in ''Shinyaku Märchen''.
* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: At least, according to Märchen, the boy cannot distinguish between good and evil.
--> '''Märchen''': Ah, he was raised untouched by any of the world's crimes or society's malice...
* HeroicAlbino: Implied, as he was raised by a gentle, doting mother in a remote forest miles away from human civilization, which makes him ignorant of just how despicable the world can get.
* PainfulTransformation: [[spoiler: His transformation into Märchen von Friedhof.]]
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: With little explanation, the blindness he used to have is cured all of a sudden. The "Shinyaku Märchen" manga expands on this a little bit more: It all began when März was out playing with flowers in front of his house. He suddenly tripped, accidentally making him swallow a bit of dirt. As he hurried to wash his mouth with water, he earned the initiative to gather some water for Therese from the well. As the bucket was too high for him to reach, März [[{{Dojikko}} tripped again]] and fell into the well, drowning [[spoiler:, but the ghost of Idolfried Ehrenberg saved him]]. The villagers discovered him a while later and immediately called Therese, who hurried to save him. As März came to his senses, he also came to gain his vision, [[spoiler: which is implied to originate from his interaction with the Well]].
* ThrownDownAWell: This is literally how he died.
* WideEyedIdealist: Deconstructed. März is a kid too good for his own good. He is raised without being taught what 'hatred' and 'evil' are, by default believing that everybody has a good heart like his mother, which results in him being unable to feel suspicion. That's why when two ObviouslyEvil crooks come asking him the location of his mother, he immediately complied without even bothering to ask what their businesses with her actually are.

!!Elisabeth von Wettin
-->'''Played by:''' Joelle (adult), [[Creator/SakiFujita Saki Fujita]] (child)
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[[caption-width-right:300:''Neither a noblewoman of the house of Wettin nor a daughter of the seventh elector of Saxony, I am Elisabeth--a woman of my own.''[[note]]left: Elisabeth as a young woman. Right: Elisabeth as a girl.[[/note]]]]
-->''[[CatchPhrase "Until the time I fall to the ground, I will flap my wings like the moonlight."]]''

One of the main characters of ''Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido'' and the protagonist of the song "Kono Semai Torikago no Naka de". She is März von Ludowing's childhood friend, a noble lady from the very powerful [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Wettin Von Wettin]] family. She also appears in ''Märchen'' as the last of the "seven dead princesses" and the protagonist of the song "Takkei no Seijo".

In ''Nein'', she reappears in track 8, "Wasure na Tsukiyo".

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* AnimalMotifs: Birds, caged birds specifically.
* ArrangedMarriage: Forced into it by her brother to the ruler of the region of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhineland-Palatinate Rhein-Pfalz]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: She is [[spoiler: crucified]].
* {{Determinator}}: She [[spoiler: chooses death over being tied in a loveless marriage]]. [[spoiler: Averted in ''Nein''.]]
* {{Expy}}: She is an expy of German Saints [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilgefortis Wilgefortis]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_of_Hungary Elizabeth]]. While her fairytale in ''Märchen'' indeed ''is'' meant to be a retelling of the former's story, it would seem that many of her characterization aspects came from the latter, such as their origins both being from Thuringia, their noble blood, their respective refusals to accept [[ReplacementGoldfish a substitute]] for their past loves, and of course, their canonizations as a saint.
* FeatherMotif: She is, after all, a caged, wounded bird.
* GildedCage: She was kept inside her home for most of her childhood life due to her sickly disposition. Hell, she's not even ''aware'' that she had been so isolated until she met März. UpToEleven in the ''Shinyaku Märchen'' manga--her whole chamber is literally ''[[LockedInTheDungeon located in the castle's underground]]''.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Her hair is a beautiful shade of pale blonde, and she is shown to be very patient and courteous.
* IllGirl: Why she was kept holed up in the castle for so long.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: She is a very nice girl through and through. [[spoiler: Even after being put into a truly ''savage'' death punishment for [[DisproportionateRetribution refusing a marriage offer]], by her own ''brother'' no less, she still refuses Märchen's offer for revenge.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Her family is ''hella'' powerful, being a major power player in the Holy Roman Empire for hundreds of years, but she doesn't even ''know'' what a 'friend' is.
* MadeOfIron: She is basically treated like a [[TheChewToy chew toy]] by all the powerful men around her--insulted, belittled, forced into political matchmaking, [[spoiler:crucified when refused]], [[spoiler: stripped of her titles and exiled when the marriage fails]], so on and so forth--but she never seemed to show any signs of breaking down. Being a woman in Renaissance Germany is hard already, let alone a noble one; but Elisabeth seems to be able to swallow the fact whole, which rings true to her CatchPhrase.
* OnlyMostlyDead: The impetus for her mother taking her to Therese was that she all of a sudden took ill to such a degree that almost everyone except her mother thought she was dead. To note the extent to which everyone thought she was dead, in the live performance, one of the servants is shown ''literally digging her grave.'' As it turned out, of course, her mother was right.
* TokenGoodTeammate: She could be considered this for [[spoiler: the "seven dead princesses"]].
* TurnTheOtherCheek:
** [[spoiler: The only one of the "seven dead princesses" who refuses to take revenge.]]
** She repeats this behavior in [[spoiler: ''Nein''; instead of being mad at the [[RichBitch spoiled, foul-mouthed noblewoman]] who constantly insults her and the physically disabled children she takes care of in the abbey, she chooses to ignore her to provide the children the care and love they need.]]
* WasItReallyWorthIt: In "Takkei no Seijo", Märchen asked whether the man she truly loves would be happy to know that she chose a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath slow, painful death]] over a life of security and ease with the man who was supposed to be her husband, only to keep their childhood promise to meet together. [[spoiler: Of course he would be--the man she dies keeping her promise for is Märchen himself.]]
* WomanInWhite: In tune with her pure, saintly personality.

!!Therese von Ludowing
-->'''Played by:''' MIKI
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[[caption-width-right:350:''Mär, even if you fall into Hell, ah, I will still love you.'']]

-->''"I am sorry, I am sorry,''
-->''The one who bore you is I,'' I, ''who is so sinful..."''

One of the main characters of ''Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido'' and the protagonist of the song "Kanojo ga Majo ni Natta Riyū". She is März von Ludowing's mother, implied to be an exiled noblewoman. But she decides that part of her life to be over, and is now a famed [[TheMedic wisewoman]] living in the forest with her son--at least until some smart crooks deduced her to be a witch and hunted her.

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* ActionGirl: [[spoiler: Springs into action immediately after she witnessed her son being thrown down into a well. And man, is she ''pissed''.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Therese''': "Even if Therese von Ludowing falls, she ''is'' still a descendant of the Landgraves! Your unsightly head will not again reign over your body!"]]
* ArchEnemy:
** She seems to harbor a great hatred towards a woman named Anneliese, who makes a cameo on the first few seconds of "Kanojo ga Majo ni Natta Riyuu". She is the mistress of some kind of a head of a noble house, and in the song is in the midst of desperately pleading to the latter to acknowledge her child as the successor of his bloodline. The exact cause of her hatred towards the seemingly powerless, innocent woman is a matter of debate among fans.
** The ''Shinyaku Märchen'' manga shows that the two women came to hate each other because [[spoiler: Anneliese was [[DrivenByEnvy envious]] of Therese's husband's affection towards the former and poisoned the pregnant Therese out of anger, which resulted in März being born with albinism and Therese being exiled. As you can hear in the original song, [[ForegoneConclusion Anneliese's effort never paid off]].]]
* TheAtoner: The narrator of her song states that she is this, though the listener never knew what for.
* BlueBlood: The Von Ludowing family used to rule Thuringia before the Von Wettin dynasty [[FeudingFamilies (Elisabeth's family)]] disposed of them in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Thuringian_Succession War of the Thuringian Succession]]. Therese seems to regard her bloodline with great pride.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler: Until she is accused of witchcraft and burned, at which point she decides that [[ThenLetMeBeEvil if everyone sees her as an evil witch, she will be an evil witch]].]]
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: When the flames are about to engulf her whole.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Therese''': In this case, I shall become a true witch that curses the world!]] ''(whispering quietly)'' Yes...I will...ah...ahaha! ''Ahhahaha!!!'' Ah--''ahh''--'''''[[SkywardScream AAAAA]][[NightmareFuel AAAAAHHHH!!!]]'''''
* MamaBear: Mess up with März and she ''will'' make you wish you'd never done that in the first place. [[spoiler: ''The whole world'' learns this the hard way, as she cursed them with the fricking '''Black Death itself''' after a bunch of stupid quack doctors decided to throw März into a well to capture her.]]
* TheMedic: She is a wisewoman famous for her ability to quickly heal illnesses and wounds. She also dabbles in midwifery during winter.
* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler: When she is about to be burned at the stake, she reminisces about her son while a [[LonelyPianoPiece bittersweet piano tune]] plays in the background. Then the priest rallied the masses to put the torch on her, she [[DespairEventHorizon snaps]], and the piano solo is abruptly replaced by a symphonic rock riff.]] Not the first time for Sound Horizon.
* NayTheist: Due to an unknown [[NoodleIncident "sin"]] she had committed in the past, she came to think that God will never accept her prayers and eventually decided to stop worshipping Him altogether.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler: The "crime" for which she was burned at the stake? Healing others.]]
* SilkHidingSteel: She is a graceful, gentle mother and lady, but once you [[BerserkButton hurt März]]...
* SomethingAboutARose: She has a rose accent on her head.
* WomanInBlack: Complete with a face-concealing veil, albeit with some slight blue accents.

!!The nun
-->'''Played by:''' Kanami Ayano

The first of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Kakei no Majo".
* CorruptChurch: Inverted, the church took her to save her from starving to death after her mother abandoned her.
* HumanSacrifice: Her mother wasn't exactly sane, and when they met the second time, somehow she wound up doing this to the nun.
* MagicMusic: She controls her birds with an ocarina.
* ManipulativeBastard: She relies heavily on manipulation for her revenge.
%%* NoNameGiven
* NunsAreSpooky: Zigzagged. She was kind and charitable in life, not to mention her animal friends. After her evil mother kills her, however, she wants revenge. The way she enacts her revenge tragedy also paints her like a cross of vengeful ghost and NatureSpirit.

!!The mother / "Witch"
-->'''Played by:''' MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Kakei no Majo". She represents the deadly sin of Gluttony.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: She even points this out herself.
-->"My prayers aren't heard, and, unable to receive forgiveness, only sins increase in number ..."
* CompositeCharacter: She is both the evil mother and the evil witch
%%* EvilMatriarch: An evil mother.
%%* MurderByCremation
* ObsessedWithFood: It seems she abandoned her daughter because she's too poor to have food even for just one person and she eats stale bread given by the nun like it's the most delicious thing ever. Her hunger was so bad, she driven mad by it.
* OffingTheOffspring: Although to be fair, it's not entirely clear that she knew who the nun was.
* ReformedButRejected: The narration and the way she feeds Hansel and Gretel implies that she regrets both abandoning her daughter and killing the nun, but it's too late as the nun already manipulates her revenge.

!!The country girl / "Swing Girl"
-->'''Played by:''' REMI

The second of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Kuroki Okami no Yado".
%%* {{Bokukko}}
* BookDumb: She's pretty simple in a way that she only concerns herself with her day-to-day survival and her knowledge of books limited to fairytale stories. It doesn't stop her from being a pretty potent DeadpanSnarker.
--> ''Costumer'': Sorry for intruding.
--> ''The Country Girl'': (whispering) Then leave if you feel intruding.
* CosmicPlaything: Already starved prior, her village destroyed by peasant rebellion gone wrong, sold to faraway city, employed by a verbally abusive landlady, murdered by hanging, and her liver cut and served as cuisine. Illustrate best in this line;
--> I'm just trying my best to survive, but things never go my way...
* {{Meido}}: A waiter and it seems she's the one who cook the food in the inn.
%%* NoNameGiven
%%* TohokuRegionalAccent

!!The Landlady
-->'''Played by:''' Jimang

The antagonist of the song "Kuroki Okami no Yado". She represents the deadly sin of {{Greed}}.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original Grimm tale, she's an elderly lady who, desperate to feed some guests who happen on her inn, uses a liver from a hanged man. In Marchen, "she" is a VillainousCrossdresser (or something) who tries to make a fortune by using human livers from many corpses in her food and eventually [[spoiler:murders her employee when she runs out of corpses]].
* AmbiguousGender: She is usually referred to as a woman and [[UsefulNotes/GenderAndJapaneseLanguage uses feminine speech patterns]], but the narrator states her gender as "unknown". One interpretation is that she is simply so old and haggard that it is hard to tell she is a woman.
* CrosscastRole: [[AmbiguousGender Possibly]].
* DirtyOldMan: In practice, played closer to the DirtyOldWoman, although in the live s/he does grope one of the backup dancers.
%%* {{Greed}}
* IAmAHumanitarian: The implication is that she gets organs from the hanged corpses of criminals. [[spoiler: "Swing Girl" was the first person she actually murdered for their organs.]]
%%* LargeHam
%%* NoNameGiven
%%* VagueAge
%%* WickedStepmother

!!Snow White
-->'''Played by:''' Tomoyo Kurosawa

The third of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Garasu no Hitsugi de Nemuru Himegimi".
* CuteAndPsycho: In spite of her usual sweet demeanour, she takes sadistic pleasure in watching her stepmother's CruelAndUnusualDeath.
* EvilLaugh: When she accomplishes her revenge.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: After waking up from her sleep, her previously attractive-described features (white skin like snow, black hair like ebony, lips red like blood) [[DramaticIrony retold into]] ObviouslyEvil characteristics (ghostly white skin, hair black like oblivion, lips red like fire).
* TokenEvilTeammate: She is by far the most sadistic of the "seven dead princesses".

!!The queen
-->'''Played by:''' MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Garasu no Hitsugi de Nemuru Himegimi". She represents the deadly sin of Envy.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: She's forced to dance in red-hot shoes until she dies.
%%* EvilMatriarch
%%* FairestOfThemAll
%%* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
%%* NoblewomansLaugh
%%* WickedStepmother

!!The Blue Prince
-->'''Played by:''' Yume Suzuki

%%* CrosscastRole
* ILoveTheDead: His "unusual preferences".
%%* PrinceCharming

!!The stepdaughter / "Well Girl"
-->'''Played by:''' Ceui

-->"Okay, I'll do my best!"

The fourth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Sei to Shi wo Wakatsu Kyōkai no Furuido".
* DaddysGirl: Complete with DisappearedDad who somehow died falling inside a well.
%%* GenkiGirl
* LackOfEmpathy: The song's live performance and say she's not this. The same cheerful rock the song is entirely made up of, with usual red lighting of the revenge tragedy and her stepsister's distressed screams going busy in background. Then she taunts and laughs at her stepsister some more...
%%* NoNameGiven
%%* TheUnfavourite

!!Sleeping Beauty
-->'''Played by:''' Mikuni Shimokawa

-->"The reason why I sleep, embraced by wild roses, is ..."

The fifth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Bara no Tō de Nemuru Himegimi".
* FlowerMotifs: Roses.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: She's the most visible case of cyclical nature of "victim of the sin becomes the sinner"; her father doesn't invite Alte Rose and doesn't want to be blamed, Alte Rose in return curses Sleeping Beauty and smugly gloats against Aprikose's attempt to reverse the curse, and after awakened, Sleeping Beauty flaunts her princess status as an excuse to banish Alte Rose, who then curses Sleeping Beauty again out of damaged pride.
* ParentalAbandonment: She ''becomes'' one; Alte Rose curses her when she was exiled. Though the specific of the curse is unknown, the way she abandons her child after it's born implies her child born with disability.
%%* PrincessesPreferPink

!!The Red Prince
-->'''Played by:''' Yume Suzuki

%%* CrosscastRole
%%* PrinceCharming

!!Alte Rose
-->'''Played by:''' MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Bara no Tō de Nemuru Himegimi". She represents the deadly sin of {{Pride}}.
* CharacterOverlap: She and Crimson Old Rose in ''Elysion'' are implied to be the same person.
%%* {{Pride}}
%%* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver

!!Bluebeard's first wife
-->'''Played by:''' Minami Kuribayashi

The sixth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro".

%%* NoNameGiven
* SympatheticAdulterer: Implied.

!!Bluebeard
-->'''Played by:''' Akio Ōtsuka

-->"Even if my opponent is God, [[DoubleEntendre as long as there's a hole, I'll pierce it with my spear]]!"

The antagonist of the song "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro". He represents the deadly sin of {{Lust}}.
* TheBluebeard: Well, obviously.
%%* DomesticAbuser
%%* EvilLaugh
%%* EvilSoundsDeep
%%* LargeHam
%%* {{Lust}}
%%* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
%%* SerialKiller

!!Bluebeard's last wife
-->'''Played by:''' Miyuki Sawashiro

%%* DamselInDistress
%%* NoNameGiven

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