Starting from the end of the third arc, ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' introduces characters from the year 1998 which are observing the game board of Rokkenjima, 1986. These characters cannot interfere directly with the game board, but help put into perspective the effects of the events on the island on the future. Naturally, '''major spoilers''' for the third arc onward.


[[folder:Ange Ushiromiya]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato
-> "''Leave the jokes to your hairstyle.''"

Battler's half-sister. She was only six in 1986, and didn't go to Rokkenjima with the rest of her family due to flu. The one we see has grown up in [[BadFuture a world where everyone except Eva died in the Rokkenjima incident]]. She started to learn some magic from Maria. After the third arc, she becomes Ange-Beatrice and in a deal with Bernkastel, agrees to travel back to 1986 Rokkenjima in order to change the events to make it so that everyone does make it back. She later on serves as Featherine's miko, which for the most part consists of reading Featherine the stories of Rokkenjima.
* ActionGirl: Heck, she doesn't even need her magic to beat down a horde of {{Mooks}} in [=EP3=], and that's just her introduction.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: She was mercilessly bullied and shunned by her schoolmates at St. Lucia Academy.
* AlwaysWithYou: In [=EP8=], [[spoiler:Ange comes to understand that even though her entire family is dead, they will forever be watching over her in spirit, so she now knows she will never be truly alone and she must live a happy life on their behalf too. This is what allows her to resurrect everyone in the final battle and defeat Bernkastel.]]
* AngstComa: After denying the Stakes of Purgatory.
* AntiMagic: One of her powers in the Meta-World, expecially when she [[spoiler:allies with Erika as the Witch of Truth]].
* AudienceSurrogate: In ''Dawn'', with Featherine playing the part of the AuthorAvatar.
* BigBrotherAttraction: Some fans interpret her affection for Battler this way. It makes some sense: she only knew Battler at an age where you don't really make a difference between [[TheFourLoves the different kinds of "love"]], and since he only visited her on her birthdays their brother/sister relationship was probably not that deep. Some bonus material such as [[ this one]] don't really help.
--> Unlike back in onii-chan's time, girls nowadays send chocolates to even just normal friends.\\
[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial My chocolate is handcrafted, and for some reason I've shaped it into a heart, but don't overthink… there's nothing special behind it.]]
** Though bonus materials play at this, however, this is actually subverted - Ange does not have romantic feelings for Battler in the original novel, and actually felt peaceful looking at Beatrice's earnest feelings for Battler in Episode 6.
* BigNo: Cuts off Bernkastel's declaration of "[[color:red:This is the truth--]]" regarding the play that was just shown to both Ange and Lion.
* BitingTheHandkerchief: In one of the [[ endings]] of ''Golden Fantasia''.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Being that she is Battler's sister, there's "Ah, dame da. Zenzen dame da" (Ah, it's useless. All useless) and "Mata ja. [[GratuitousEnglish See you again]]" or in the anime translation "Au revoir". Also in the Trick ending, just before [[spoiler:shooting Amakusa]]: "Just by the presence of [[spoiler:this gun]], see how far Ushiromiya Ange's reasoning can take her. What do you think, everyone…?". [[spoiler:Soon followed by a tagteam [[GratuitousEnglish "GOOD!!"]] with Erika.]]
* BreakTheCutie: She already went through this when she was younger after finding out her family died, but she continues to be broken even after she stops being a "cutie".
* BrokenBird: Long ago, she was a cheerful little girl. Losing her family at a young age, a miserable relationship with her aunt and caretaker Eva and horrible bullying from her classmates made Ange into a stoic and lonely DeadpanSnarker obsessed with the truth of the Rokkenjima incident.
* BullyingADragon: She is alone, unarmed, without her bodyguard, surrounded by an aunt who thoroughly hates her and seven of her armed henchmen. What does she choose to do? Insult said aunt and push every BerserkButton she can find on her. And she continues even as she is beat up on the ground. [[spoiler:A few minutes later, the situation is reversed.]]
* BungledSuicide: She attempts to throw herself off a building at the end of [=EP 3=] to be with her dead parents and brother, but Bernkastel stops her. She jumps anyway, but survives thanks to being caught by a safety net. However, [[spoiler:she doesn't survive when she GoesMadFromTheRevelation after learning the truth of Rokkenjima.]] [[DeathIsCheap Not that it lasts long.]]
* ButtMonkey: Seriously, from a fantasy perspective the series for her can be summed up as "get your life ruined, make a contract with a witch, die a horrible death, be revived, rinse and repeat."
* CarCushion: During her escape from Okonogi's office.
* CharacterExaggeration: Her BigBrotherAttraction in the first chapter of the [=EP4=] manga; also parodied in the "story so far" segments in Episode 6 and other extra materials.
* CharacterNameAlias: Gretel, when she has to hide her identity to Battler in the Meta World.
* ChekhovsGunman: In the first two arcs, Ange is only offhandedly mentioned as Battler's half-sister who is sick at home and couldn't go to the family meeting because of it. It's until the end of the third arc that she starts to take an important role in the story.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Beatrice makes some remark about this in [[spoiler:Episode 8, when little Ange clings to Battler's leg while staring suspiciously at her.]]
-->'''Beatrice:''' Oh? I see, she may be 6 years old, but she's still a woman.
* TheCynic: She only sees the worst in people and doesn't let herself be fooled by Maria's sugar-coated fantasies in the latter's diary, always interpreting them in the most negative way possible.
* CynicismCatalyst: While she was already sad and lonely from losing her family and her relationship with Eva, Ange really got her cynical outlook after her classmates' merciless bullying forced her to recognize even her "magic" wouldn't change the cruel reality she lived in.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: In ''Ougon Musou Kyouku'', ''X'' and ''Cross''. And the manga.
* DeadAllAlong:
** Or something… in Episode 8, Bernkastel states clearly that [[spoiler:Ange surviving her jump is a miracle that cannot possibly occur, implying that everything Ange did in Episode 4 was AllJustADream.]] But the 1998 part of Episode 4 can hardly be dismissed as just someone's imagination, let alone [[spoiler:Battler's, considering he knew nothing of Ange's situation, the Sumadera, Okonogi or Amakusa.]] Made even worse by the manga, which confirms in red that [[spoiler:"Ange Ushiromiya dies without fail in 1998".]]
** The manga makes it more clear near the end: [[spoiler:Ange ''did'' jump off the building, but she indeed was caught by the safety net and survived. Everything she goes through in the Meta world is her spirit which ended up in Purgatory due to her NearDeathExperience. Bernkastel's statement in red refers to [[ThatManIsDead Ange abandoning the Ushiromiya name and becoming Yukari Kotobuki]].]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Under her [[TheStoic Stoic]] facade she's extremely angry and bitter at pretty much everything, and this is how she chooses to show it.
* DeadPersonConversation: She has conversations with Maria's ghost. However, from a mundane perspective, Maria is just her ImaginaryFriend.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: She remembers her parents dearly and part of the reason she refused to accept Eva as her new mother was because she doesn't think anyone could ever replace her parents. [[spoiler:Subverted to the maximum in EP 7.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Her entrance at end of [=EP3=] ????, and later jumping out of the skyscraper and surviving [[spoiler: [[DeadAllAlong or so it seems]].]]
* EvilCostumeSwitch: [[spoiler:The [=PS3=] version gives her [[ a dress fitting the name "Beatrice"]] during her little rampage.]] It wasn't kept in the manga, though. What the manga did however, was to give her a GoodCostumeSwitch during the Episode 8 climax (a similar dress, but golden instead of purple).
* ExactEavesdropping: In the manga only; in Episode 8, she overhears [[spoiler:Rudolf telling the truth to Kyrie about Battler's birth, during the game of hide-and-seek.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Has a brief one in [=EP8=], when Battler tries to prevent her from discovering the One Truth about Rokkenjima and she allies with Bernkastel and Erika.]]
* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: [[spoiler:She's not Battler's half-sister, but his full sister. Battler's real mother is Kyrie, but Rudolf switched Battler with Asumu's stillborn child.]]
* ForHappiness: [[spoiler:Ange decides this must be her purpose to live on in Episode 8. Ange realizes she must live a happy life on behalf of her deceased family and she must use the magic she learned from Beatrice and Maria to better her life and make others happy with it.]]
* FountainOfYouth: She spends a good chunk of the eighth arc as her six-year-old self, symbolically representing her lack of ability to move on from the Rokkenjima murders.
* FriendlessBackground: Ange grew up with no friends because every girl who was around her age only wanted to bully her. The only friends Ange had were Maria and the Stakes of Purgatory, until she recognized they were mere delusions she created to support herself and denied them.
* FriendToAllChildren: In the epilogue, [[spoiler:Ange is sponsoring the reopened Fukuin House and is teaching the orphans in there about magic to find happiness.]]
* FutureBadass: The cute little six-year old grows up to be Ange-Beatrice, the Witch of Resurrection.
* GameBreaker: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. The reason for the condition of not telling her name to Battler is that Lamdadelta considered her as this. She wasn't far from being right considering the effect of [[spoiler: her HeroicSacrifice.]]
* GenderBlenderName: Ange is a masculine name in France, although giving it to a girl would probably not be shocking.
* GirlishPigtails: The variation mentioned on the page. She had them when she was little and she still wears her hair that way now, which is noted as being odd.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:Upon learning the one and only truth of the Rokkenjima incident, Ange completely loses it, refuses to acknowledge it and commits suicide by jumping off the building. In the visual novel, she just sort of gets over it immediately, but in the manga she only gets better thanks to Sayo/Beatrice's RousingSpeech to inspire Ange to find the strength to live on even after finding out such horrible truth, unlike what Sayo did.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Have a nice dream. {{See you in hell}}.
* GreekChorus: With Featherine in [=EP6=].
* HairDecorations: Ange's pink double-orbs which aren't just for show and supposedly hold her magical power [[spoiler:which is, of course, just a delusion]]. They were given to her by Battler, who won them from a crane machine game, and despite how cheap they look she still wears them in memory of him.
* HappilyFailedSuicide: [[spoiler:The manga reveals Ange's suicide attempt indeed failed and she was caught by a safety net. Despite now having no family left and knowing the truth of Rokkenjima, Ange's experiences in the Meta world and knowing her family will always be watching over her give her the will to live on and find happiness.]]
%%* HeelRealization
* HeroicBSOD: In [=EP7=] [[spoiler:when she finds out that [[UnreliableNarrator according to Bernkastel]] her parents are heartless, greedy murderers, her mother has never cared about her and only saw her as a way to keep Rudolf in line and also that Eva, who she had despised for twelve years because of the neglect and abuse she was put through, only acted cruelly to keep her from finding out this truth.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: As a last-ditch effort to snap Battler out of the funk caused by [[spoiler:him finding out that Asumu isn't his mother]] in [=EP4=].
* HimeCut: She has the traditional hairstyle one would expect from the member of a prestigious family like the Ushiromiya.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Ange really seems to hang out with the wrong crowd. First [[spoiler:Bern]] and then [[spoiler:Featherine]]. Not to mention, apparently [[spoiler:Amakusa]]. And according to [=EP7=], even [[spoiler:her own parents]]. She also terribly misjudged [[spoiler:Eva, it would seem]]. Finally in [=EP8=], [[spoiler:she teams up with all the established metaworld villains, if only to fulfill her own needs. Needless to say, she is wary of them this time around]].
* IRejectYourReality: [[spoiler:After learning the truth and being told in red that it's the truth, she denies it anyway. Whatever it is, it's that horrible.]] This becomes ''very'' important in the ending. See StoryBreakerPower below.
** The manga goes for a more complex and profound take on it: [[spoiler:Ange does accept the horrible truth of the Rokkenjima incident. However, from it and understanding the truth of her family's hearts Ange creates her own truth of how she understands her family wasn't perfect, but she knows they weren't monsters and they wish for her to live on and find happiness.]]
* IllGirl: She was this when she was younger, as she would fall ill quite often. This is the reason why she's the last surviving Ushiromiya, since she was too sick to go to the family conference with everyone else that year.
* ImageSong: [[ entreat]].
* InterruptedSuicide: Her first meeting with Bern.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: French readers will likely read her name as "anj" (which is a real French name); it's actually pronounced "enjé".
* ItsPersonal: In [=EP8=], [[spoiler:Ange's motive begins to change largely from finding out the truth to exposing Eva's crime, and she begins to admit that she will devote her life to getting revenge on Eva]].
* JapaneseSiblingTerminology: She calls Battler "nii-san" or "onii-chan". [[spoiler:In the epilogue, after calling Tooya Hachijo "nii-san" the whole conversation, Ange eventually starts to call him "Tooya", signifying that she has come to accept (however painfully) that he was a different person.]]
* KickChick: Ange almost exclusively uses kicks on ''Ougon Musoukyouku'', somewhat justified in that her hands are occupied with [[SpellBook Maria's diary]], which doesn't really makes a good weapon.
* KnewItAllAlong: The manga confirms that Ange already knew [[spoiler:she and Battler are full siblings and about the baby switch made by Rudolf]] since it was no longer a secret in 1998.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: How she comes across in [=EP8=], especially in the manga. She refuses to accept the version of the Ushiromiya Family presented to her, exclaiming over and over again they were not like this. [[spoiler:Battler]], who created this board, asks how she could really know what they were like since she was a six-year-old the last time she saw all of her family together, and that [[spoiler: all her knowledge of the family comes from SilentScapegoat Eva, CreepyChild Maria's diary, and everything else was provided by nasty gossip and slander. She's basically let her bitterness warp her perception of the Ushiromiyas, even if pretty much all of them have done things that make their image absolutely justified.]]
* LaughingMad: Episode 8, after [[spoiler:learning the truth of Rokkenjima]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: The heart-tearing [[ Wingless]]. In Episode 8, little Ange has [[ Nuigurumi]] (stuffed toy).
* LethalChef: Implied in the TIP "Beatrice's White Day", [[ItMakesSenseInContext when Beatrice orders the Chiester Sisters to destroy Ange's pancakes.]]
-->'''Ange:''' That's me for you… I didn't know that over-cooked pancakes could explode. No wonder I had terrible grades in cooking classes.
* LonelyRichKid: Despite her social standing and wealth, she is shunned and bullied by everyone in her class.
* LongLostRelative: Although TheReveal is suitably shocking to Battler, the audience knows it from the outset.
* MadDreamer: She tries to be this in [=EP4=] under Maria's guidance in order to cope with her troubles at school, but it doesn't end well for her.
* MagicSkirt: Expecially notable in the manga and in action scenes.
* MaleGaze: Considering that her skirt [[MagicSkirt doesn't cover much]], her appearances in the manga have a suspicious amount of low angle shots behind her. Some of them can make you doubt that she is wearing anything under there (let's not start about the cover of the first volume for Episode 8).
* MeanwhileInTheFuture: In Episode 4 there are two incarnations of her, one with Battler on the gameboard of 1986 (if you suppose the meta-world is real), the other getting info and travelling to Rokkenjima in 1998. And in a weird take on the trope, her actions in the future impact her "piece" self in the past, rather than the opposite… Episode 8 is more ambiguous, as the gameboard seems to be out of time rather than in the past.
* {{Miko}}: She becomes Featherine's miko.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: [[spoiler:The option she takes in the Trick Ending.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:In [=EP8=], she pulls a FaceHeelTurn and nearly destroys the Golden Land that Battler and Beatrice created together in order to obtain the truth. However, [[HeelRealization she eventually realizes the damage she is causing by throwing away her only chance at happiness]], and teams up with Battler and Lambdadelta to keep Bernkastel from completing that damage.]]
* MysteriousProtector: An oddball female, non-romantic example. Although the non-romantic part [[BigBrotherAttraction is arguable.]]
* {{Nephewism}}: After her parents died in Rokkenjima, Ange was put under the care of her aunt Eva. Unfortunately, Ange didn't want to accept her as her new mother and suspected her of being the killer of her real parents, which caused their relationship to fall apart.
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: It's actually not so much her hair that she's sensitive about, but rather the hair ornaments, which are her main momentos of Battler. The effect is the same in the manga, though.
* NoInfantileAmnesia: In the [=EP8=] manga, Ange has a brief flashback of the good moments with her family when she was still a baby.
* NotSoDifferent: To [[spoiler:Sayo Yasuda/Beatrice,]] lampshaded heavily in the manga. [[spoiler:Both are possibly the closest women to Battler and are abandoned and possibly forgotten by him. Both resent and blame at least one of their parent figures (Kinzo for Yasu and Eva for Ange). Both were severely bullied. Both used "magic" as escapism. Both have given up on life and wanted to commit suicide. In the manga, Beatrice lampshades the similarity herself, saying both of them could have had a happy life had they faced reality and chosen a path they could not see.]]
* OffToBoardingSchool: Eva placed her in St. Lucia Academy, the same school [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Shion]] escaped from.
* OrphansOrdeal: Not helped by being surrounded by [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] in a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors.
%%* ParentalAbandonment
* PenName: [[spoiler:After becoming a writer, Ange assumes the name Yukari Kotobuki.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Thanks to the rather difficult life she's had, she hardly ever smiles.
* PlotCoupon: The key Battler gives her in the eighth arc.
* RedemptionQuest: Ange eventually decides that this is her purpose for going back to Rokkenjima.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Averted. From the beginning, Eva acknowledged that she couldn't be a replacement for Ange's parents to her anymore than Ange could be a replacement for George, but that they should try to be happy regardless. And then Bernkastel [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor came into]] [[KickTheDog the picture]]…
* SchrodingersButterfly: There is some ambiguity as to whether her adventures with Amakusa are real, written by someone else or she is just imagining the whole thing at the top of the skyscraper. [[spoiler:The manga sort of confirms it was all her spirit adventuring in the Purgatory as a result of her NearDeathExperience when she jumped off the building.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Her reason for traveling back in time was to change the events of 1986 so everyone could come back. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted: by the end of the series, most of the people who were on the island are dead and nothing will change that.]]
* SiblingYinYang: With Battler. Aside from the obvious HotBlooded / SugarAndIcePersonality difference, they view the Rokkenjima scenario in completely opposite ways. Battler refuses to accept any magic explanation, yet doesn't naturally suspect anyone he knows and resists accusing when the circumstances try to force him to. Ange accepts the existence of witches, but is naturally suspicious of everyone and determined to indict Eva for everything that went wrong with her life.
* SignificantAnagram: In the hidden Tea Party of Episode 8, [[spoiler:decades later, she becomes a famous fantasy author, "Yukari Kotobuki" (寿 ゆかり). Considering "Yukari" can also be spelled as 縁, if you do that and switch it around with 寿, you get "Ange" (縁寿)]].
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Ange speaks to [[spoiler:Beatrice]] during their fight in [=EP8=] that she understood all along that [[spoiler:Battler]] was trying to teach her that keeping the memories of her family in her heart meant they would always be with her - only so she can then say that it's pure idealistic bullshit. [[spoiler:[[StoryBreakerPower It isn't.]]]]
* SinsOfOurFathers:
** A lot of the reason that Eva becomes so miserable toward Ange is because [[spoiler:Rudolf and Kyrie--Ange's parents--were the ones responsible for killing the entire rest of the family]].
** Kasumi mercilessly beats up Ange due to a grudge over how Kyrie treated her.
** A big epiphany for her in Episode 8 is understanding that the whole Rokkenjima massacre is the result of a ''long'' chain of this, instead of being the work of a single villain.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: A good half of her dialogue with [[spoiler:Erika]] in Episode 8 consists of this.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The translators had a debate on how to spell [[spoiler:her alias "Yukari Kotobuki"]], debating on whether to preserve the wordplay in the original Japanese in the translation or keep it as it is without an explanation.
* StepfordSnarker: While she's very snarky and indifferent most of the time, as the series goes on it becomes clear that she acts this way to hide a lot of her issues.
* StoryBreakerPower: [[spoiler:Her witch powers evolve into this near the end of the eighth arc during the fight with Bernkastel. Just like Battler's fervent denial of the existence of magic affords him [[AntiMagic Endless Nine]], Ange's [[IRejectYourReality refusal to accept everyone's deaths]] causes her to realize her power as the Witch of Resurrection and [[BackForTheFinale bring every character back]], even making them immune to the [[LanguageOfTruth red truths]] that stated that they died. This culminates in a unified assault that [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu finally defeats Bernkastel]].]]
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's cold, aloof and sarcastic to everyone. Battler is pretty much the only one who gets to see any sugar.
* SummonMagic: Ange can summon the [[AssistCharacter 7 stakes and Sakutarou]] to fight for her on ''Ougon Musoukyouku''.
* SurvivorGuilt: She often thinks that it would have been better for her to have gone to Rokkenjima with her family and have died with them.
* ThatWomanIsDead: [[spoiler:This what Bernkastel's statement in red "Ange Ushiromiya dies without fail in 1998" in [=EP8=] manga really meant. After returning to her future, Ange decides that the Ange who is obsessed with the past has to die to give birth to a new Ange who looks into the bright future. Ange then abandons the Ushiromiya name and becomes an author under the name Yukari Kotobuki.]]
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: One of her attacks on ''Ougon Musoukyouku'' -- it must be heavy, because it has a slow wind-up and a [[{{Knockback}} heavy whallop]].
* TookALevelInIdealism: In Episode 8, [[spoiler:Ange learns to let go of the past and all her suffering so she can finally move on with her life and become happy because she now knows her family will always be with her in her heart]].
* TragicKeepsake: Her barrettes, which were a prize Battler won for her.
* {{Tritagonist}}: One could say that after Battler and Beatrice, ''Umineko'' is also Ange's story. She's the main character of the "future" part of the story, in which she's looking for the answers of what ''really'' in Rokkenjima. The final arc in particular is centered around giving Ange some closure regarding her obsession with the truth and the loss of her family, as well as her finding the resolve to finally move on with her life.
* TryAndFollow: Ange appears to have a penchant for this. She does it on at least two separate occasions, although on the first one she really was, initially, DrivenToSuicide.
* UnexplainedRecovery: ''[[DeathIsCheap Three times]]'', as a matter of fact. [[spoiler:She gets turned into meat scraps at the end of [=EP4=] and [=EP7=] and once again after she commits suicide in [=EP8=].]] And the next time we see her she's fine and well. This might be justified because all this happens in the Meta world.
* UnwittingPawn: To Bernkastel in [=EP4=] and [=EP8=].
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Cheerful and ridiculously cute when she was 6. The death of her family and her strained relationship with Eva afterwards made her the cold, bitter and sarcastic young woman she is now.
* TheWatcher: Featherine delays Ange's arrival on Rokkenjima (and eventual [[spoiler:real-world death]]) so that she could observe Battler's game and read it to her.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler:Ange accuses Battler of hiding what really happened on Rokkenjima from her in [=EP8=], as she is far more interested in learning the truth than remembering the happy times she had with her family. She eventually takes it back when she realizes that he wasn't as completely in the wrong, and she in the right, as she first thought.]]
* WhenSheSmiles: Her smile is noted by Amakusa in the sixth arc.
* WorthLivingFor: In Episode 8, [[spoiler:through the encouragement of everyone in her family and learning to understand their hearts, Ange finally finds the will to live on and become happy because it's her family's wish for her to live out a long and joyful life on their behalf and Ange now knows her family will forever live on as long as she carries them in her heart.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: In Episode 8, she apparently wakes up Battler with a Diving Elbow Drop on the morning of the conference. And in ''Ougon Musoukyoku'' she has her DABURU JAAMAN!
* YaoiFangirl: PlayedForLaughs in her and Virgilia's ending in ''Ougon Musoukyoku CROSS'' and in the [=TIP=] "Angel of 17 Years".
* YouCantFightFate: Ange helps even knowing that going back in time to help Battler won't fix her own timeline: just the one that Battler will now go to. [[spoiler:In the end she can't fix his timeline either. And while Battler does survive the events on Rokkenjima, Ange doesn't meet with him until many years later.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
** As of [=EP6=], [[spoiler: a large conspiracy has been revealed that places Ange in the middle of this: Okonogi is working for the main Sumadera family and had been tasked to eliminate Kasumi and her branch, and hired Amakusa for this job specifically. Ange was to only be protected until Kasumi could be brought out into the open and eliminated. Amakusa killed everyone present when Ange went to Rokkenjima, killing Ange last as she had been regarded as a liability if she were to live any longer.]]
** Even her Meta-World version is treated like this.
---> [[spoiler:'''Bernkastel''': Go back to being scrap meat.]]
* YouKilledMyFather: Since she was a child, she was sure Eva is the culprit and screamed "give me back my parents!" And her relationship with Eva went to hell from there.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Wears Grade A thigh high stockings.

[[folder:Jūza Amakusa]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/KojiYusa

Ange's bodyguard in 1998. He was assigned to guard Ange by Eva, but was later fired because he was flirting with her. He is apparently blacklisted in France.
* {{Bishounen}}: He's a long-haired pretty boy.
* BodyguardBetrayal: In Episode 4, [[spoiler:he is the one who kills Kasumi and her mooks, as well as Ange]]. It was only made clear in Episode 6 since the credits of Episode 4 just mentioned "died in 1998".
* BodyguardCrush: Okonogi suspects him of having this for Ange in Episode 6. He promptly denies anything of the sort. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope And indeed, a crush he has not; see above]]]].
* CatchPhrase: Cool!
* ChivalrousPervert: He was initially fired by Eva because even though he was instructed not to talk to Ange, he not only talked to her, but ''tried to flirt with her''.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: He wears one conspicuously as a fastener for his coat. There are also some on the soles of his boots in the anime design.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: In his defense, it was in a ChaseScene.
* {{Expy}}: Some EpilepticTrees have popped up that he's supposed to be a redoing of one of the [[TheMenInBlack Yamainu]] named Hibari 13 (An odd one, as in the game, he was a character without a sprite), due to his name, which is made with the kanji for "Thirteen." And when Hibari 13's appearance was confirmed in Matsuribayashi-hen Manga volume 7 guess who...
** His outfit and appearance also bear a striking resemblance to [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Sho Minamimoto]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: What is "Eva"'s last word at the end of the 1998 part in Episode 4? [[spoiler:"Cool!" Not something you would expect to hear from Eva's mouth. And then a gunshot is heard, before Ange is back at the skyscraper, floating in the night sky with Bernkastel. From all that, you can already guess what ''really'' happened.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:In the Trick ending, Ange kills him.]]
* HotBlooded: [[InformedAttribute According to his character notes]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Like The Gale, [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn which he occasionnally plays in his car.]]
--> [[BreakingTheFourthWall "You don't like M. Zakky, lady?"]]
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: He has a long ponytail.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever got him banned from France.
* OlderThanTheyLook: If he really was the Amainu codenamed "Hibari 13" in ''Higurashi''. set in 1983, even if he was the youngest member of the group it'd be improbable for him to be younger than mid-thirties by 1998. And even without that, his substantial curriculum as a soldier and mercenary shows that he can't be that young. This would make his flirting with Ange even creepier.
* OldRetainer: He becomes this [[spoiler:for "Yukari Kotobuki" (Ange)]] at the end of the manga. What he becomes in the VN is unknown though.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: It seems that as long as he gets paid and has some action, he's not picky about his jobs. [[spoiler:They may include shooting down an 18 year old girl for the sake of a faction in a clan war. [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Or hunting down a little girl so that she can be eviscerated alive by a psychopathic nurse.]]]]
* PeekABangs: Part of his hair covers one eye.
* PersonaNonGrata: According to Ange, if he's caught back in France, he'll be arrested.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:Too bad for him, Ange did her research about guns.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Supposedly, his job before Okonogi hired him was training Blackwater troops.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Named after the JapaneseChristian saint UsefulNotes/AmakusaShiro.
* SophisticatedAsHell: He has a somewhat weird speech pattern, using polite forms (desu, deshou, etc.) yet punctuating them with the very familiar particle "ze". It's a bit like "I would advise you to take care of yourself, y'know". Same with his way of adressing Ange: he calls her "{{Ojou}}", but without any honorific, which is completely unusual. It's actually the kind of speech used by characters related to TheMafia.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:Though he seems amiable towards Ange, it's shown that he wouldn't hesitate to kill her.]]
** However, [[spoiler:his speech about child soldiers in Episode 6 and the parallels he makes with Ange's situation sound like an attempt to dissuade her from going to Rokkenjima, and apparently he stayed quite long at the phone with Okonogi, like he was having some hesitations.]] Also consider that [[spoiler:the events where he kills both Kasumi and Ange may have never happened and be a fruit of Ange's (not unjustified) paranoia.]]

[[folder:Kasumi Sumadera]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka ''(anime)'', Creator/SumiShimamoto ''([=PS3=])''

Kyrie's younger sister. She was forced to marry Kyrie's previous fiancee when Kyrie ran away and married Rudolf, so Kasumi has never forgiven Kyrie for it. After Kyrie dies, Kasumi takes out her frustrations on Ange, [[SinsOfOurFathers since she's Kyrie's daughter]].
* ArrangedMarriage: To make it worse, she was forced to break up with her fiancé and marry the man ''her sister'' was supposed to marry before running away.
* AxCrazy: She ''tries'' to hide it under a StepfordSmiler facade, but it quickly becomes very obvious.
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Kyrie's Abel.
* DeadlyEuphemism: If she says she wants to make you some matcha tea, then (a) she does not mean that literally, and (b) you might want to [[AxCrazy run in the other direction]].
* TheDutifulDaughter: After Kyrie ran away, Kasumi was forced to take up the responsibility as the Sumadera heiress, including Kyrie's ArrangedMarriage.
* EvilAunt: Wants to find her beloved niece Ange so she can finally [[AxCrazy torture her to death to get back at her dead mother]].
* FamilyThemeNaming: Her name is written 霞, the "kiri" of Kyrie's name is written 霧. Both are characters for "mist".
* FreudianExcuse: She hates Ange and wants to take revenge on her because Kyrie ruined her life by running away and forcing her to take up her place as the Sumadera heiress.
* LaughWithMe: While she's torturing Ange both physically and emotionally.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ Over.]] You'd better run.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:How she dies at the end of [=EP4=].]]
* RichBitch: Outside of her own family (maybe), she treats everyone she talks to like crap, not even bothering with honorifics with Okonogi.
* SignatureLaugh: Ufufufufufufu…
* StepfordSmiler: She tries to hide behind a polite smile the fact that she's ''[[AxCrazy completely and utterly insane]]''.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Despite leaving quite an impression, she only appears for a small portion of Episode 4 before being killed [[spoiler: by Amakusa]]. After which she is never seen and barely ever mentioned again.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: She has white hair and is definitely not a nice person. [[spoiler:It seems to run in the family, if what's revealed about her sister Kyrie in [=EP7=] is any indication.]]

[[folder:Tetsurō Okonogi]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (anime), Creator/KenNarita ([=PS3=])

An old business partner of Hideyoshi's. After the Rokkenjima incident, he was one of the few people Eva still trusted (although the term "trust" is being generous). After she died, he was put in charge of her company until Ange could take the reigns on her own. Ange approaches him in order to learn more about Eva, whom he says he does not think is the Rokkenjima murderer. He hired Amakusa, who was indebted to him for undisclosed reasons, to serve as Ange's bodyguard and protect her from the Sumadera family.
* {{Expy}}[=/=]{{Homage}}[=/=]MythologyGag: Of the ''other'' Okonogi from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' (who may or may not be the same person).
* PointyEars: For some reason.
* YouOweMe: Okonogi is evidently pretty good at this. It's part of the reason Amakusa is rehired to help Ange, and Amakusa speculates that Okonogi did this to later be able to get some favors from Ange.
** Also supports the idea that he is the same Okonogi from the Hinamizawa incident and Amakusa was one of the men that worked for him.

[[folder:Professor Ootsuki]]
!!!Voiced by: Takayuki Kondo[[note]]not to be confused with [[Creator/TakayukiKondo this Takayuki Kondo]][[/note]]

A college professor who is a member of the Rokkenjima [[ShoutOut Witch Hunt]], a group of occult enthusiasts who attempt to look at the Rokkenjima murders from an occult perspective. Ange interviews him in order to learn more about the Rokkenjima incident.
* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler: In the EP 8 manga he's among the crowd pleading with Ikuko Hachijo to reveal the contents of Eva's diary after she announces she won't be opening it.]]
%%* GentlemanAndAScholar
* MrExposition: He tells Ange about the Witch Hunt and several other things about the aftermath of the Rokkenjima incident.
* OccultDetective: He belongs to a group of them.
* ShoutOut: His group, the Witch Hunt, is a shout out to the group of fansubbers who translate the VN series into English.

[[folder:Masayuki Nanjō]]
!!!Voiced by: Akihiko Ishizumi

Doctor Nanjo's son. A rather reclusive person who has tried to move on with his life after the Rokkenjima incident, but who has had trouble doing that thanks to a badgering news media that he believes has dragged his father's reputation through the dirt. He had a daughter, but she was [[IllGirl terminally ill]] and died at a young age. It's from him that Ange learns about the mysterious letters that were sent to surviving relatives of the Rokkenjima victims.
* TheCaretaker: To his daughter while she was still alive.
* {{Paparazzi}}: Is particularly angry with them (similar to Eva).

[[folder:Sabakichi Kumasawa]]
!!!Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu

Chiyo Kumasawa's son. He is a fisherman who fishes off the coast of Niijima. He is another one of the people Ange talks to in order to try to understand what happened on Rokkenjima.
%%* BigFun
* EyesAlwaysShut: Rather like his mother.
* MeaningfulName: A "saba" is a type of mackerel.

[[folder:Captain Kawabata]]
!!!Voiced by: Daisuke Matsuoka

The captain of the speedboat that went to and from Rokkenjima. He is the one who takes Ange to Rokkenjima.
* AscendedExtra: Kawabata actually appears since [=EP1=] as the captain of the boat that takes the family to Rokkenjima, but it was not until [=EP4=] that he got an actual portrait and a name. Subsequent appearances of him use his actual portrait.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Think about it. [[spoiler:In Episode 4 and 6, Ange is killed on the island; in the Trick Ending, ''he'' is killed by her. And in the Magic Ending she supposedly doesn't go back to Rokkenjima]]. You have to feel pity for the poor guy.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Ange accuses of him being this in the Trick Ending. Then she shoots him.]]
* PunnyName: His name contains the kanji for "river".
* RedemptionQuest: Seems to consider taking Ange to and from Rokkenjima as a type of this as atonement for what had happened there 12 years prior. [[spoiler: Unless you go with the trick ending, that is.]]

[[folder: Tooya (Ikuko) Hachijō]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/MichikoNeya

->"''I cannot show myself before all those dirty readers.''"

First appears in Arc 6. Tooya Hachijō is a human mystery writer from 1998 who wrote three "forgeries" of Beatrice's original message bottles, called ''Banquet'', ''Alliance'' and ''End''. Ange meets up with her before going to Rokkenjima in Episode 6, [[MindScrew even though Ange herself remembers that she didn't]]. She claims to have reached a certain level of truth, and invites Ange to read her last forgery, ''Dawn''. It is strongly implied that Tooya is Featherine, or at least Featherine is her AuthorAvatar.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: If you take a pro-fantasy perspective, she is the human form of the witch Featherine Augustus Aurora. If you take an anti-fantasy perspective, she's a normal mystery writer.
* AuntiePennybags: She is supposed to be the daughter of a very well-off family, but she doesn't act like it. She is considerably eccentric, and 'various mischievous incidents' had apparently got her almost disowned.
* {{Bookworm}}: She loves reading mystery and detective novels. [[spoiler:This allows her to easily bond with Tooya Hachijo/Battler.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: It's sometimes hard to keep up with her train of thoughts, as a few unfortunate publishers experience when they ask her to write a new manuscript for their publishing house.
* CollectiveIdentity: Episode 8 reveals that "Tooya Hachijo" [[spoiler:is actually two people:Ikuko Hachijo, the writer, and Tooya Hachijo/Battler, the story writer]].
* CommonalityConnection: She and [[spoiler:Tooya]] bond thanks to their shared love for mystery and detective novels.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Purple hair and eyes.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: [[spoiler:One day, she found a badly injured, amnesiac Battler on the side of the road while driving. Afterwards she brought him in to her home and had him attended. She let him stay with her until he got better and gave him the name Tooya. They soon became close and bonded over their love for mystery novels. By the time of the epilogue, they are still living together.]]
* GreekChorus: With Ange in [=EP6=], as they read and comment the story of the episode itself (which she has written).
* HimeCut: Has this hairstyle to underline the implication that she comes from a high-class family.
* IHaveManyNames: She wrote various novels under different pennames, to give herself an aura of mystery. Her real name is Ikuko Hachijo.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To [[spoiler:Tooya Hachijo/Battler]]. [[spoiler:Ryukishi had originally planned for them to be married]], and by the end of the series, they have lived together for ''at least'' forty years.
* {{Jerkass}}: To anyone who is not [[spoiler:Tooya/Battler]] her character is… unpleasant at best. Hard to deal with in any case. If one considers [[PhysicalGod Featherine]] is her AuthorAvatar, that also tells you something about the size of her ego.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[ Love Examination]]''
* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: All of her forgeries are written as if "Maria Ushiromiya" wrote them and they apparently describe the events that occur from "Banquet" to "Dawn".
* LonersAreFreaks: Although she's not a bad person, she doesn't have a single friend, barely ever meets anyone, and looks down on the few people she meets [[spoiler:except Tooya.]]
* {{Ojou}}: She says she is the daughter of a very wealthy family and big land-owners.
* OlderThanSheLooks: In the Epilogue, [[spoiler:Ange]] [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] that even though Tooya is supposed to be much older than her (and [[spoiler:Ange]] is in her late 40s or 50s by that time), she naturally looks like a young woman. It may support the idea that she is really not human.
* TheOmniscient: Well, she is one of the authors, after all. Whether or not she actually knows everything, or else is incredibly mistaken, is up to the audience.
* PurpleEyes: Add to her AmbiguouslyHuman appearance.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: During the ending of ''Twilight'' she delivers a small one to the people who arrived at the unveiling of Eva's diary. As everyone begs her to show them the inside of the diary, and also accuse her of being a fraud, she chastises them for not being able to understand the suffering of those left behind by the Rokkenjima murders, as well as her own hand in popularizing the deaths with her writing.]]
* ReclusiveArtist: An InUniverse example. She doesn't have any friends and hardly ever ventures out of her home to meet anyone.
* RewritingReality: Tooya's stories somehow describe what happened in every arc from the third to the sixth.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The classic transliteration issue of the とお copula. Tooya? Tohya? Tōya? Toya? Technically, all of these are correct.
* VagueAge: Very deliberately. When [[spoiler:Tooya]] asks her about her age, she just says that she is "at an age where she is isn't really old, but calling herself a young girl would be a bit ridiculous."
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her purple hair adds to her AmbiguouslyHuman appearance.