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Sister Rosette Christopher
Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (JP) Hilary Haag (EN)
The Heroine and protagonist of the series (although you could make a case for Chrono being that), Rosette is a young exorcist with the Magdalan Order. Her talent with a gun is only matched by her talent for destroying things and getting into trouble. Although she has a hot temper and a loud mouth, underneath it all she's a genuinely caring person that wants to live her life to the fullest.
- Action Girl: Let's just say when this girl shows up in a fight, you'd BETTER FUCKING RUN. Although in the anime, she gets a Distress Ball at the end, it's for rather legitimate reasons in-story and she still counts as this through and through.
- Back from the Dead: In the manga's final volume. Rosette dies in Chrono's arms, but is revealed to have her spirit still residing in the watch. The rest of the heroes manage to save her and bring her back to finish her fight with Aion.
- Badass Normal: In the manga.
- Empowered Badass Normal: The anime gives her holy powers towards the end of the series.
- Battle Couple: With Chrono.
- Beast and Beauty: With Chrono, sort of. They look like this, but she definitely doesn't match the typical personality.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Chrono.
- Berserk Button: Don't toy with her regarding her brother, or if you're a demon, talk about killing a mortal. You will regret it.
- Big Sister Instinct: Her goal is to save her little brother from Aion. She goes as far as to not hesitate to attempt to chase after Aion when Joshua is taken, even though she's only twelve years old at the time. Chrono admits in the manga that this is the main reason he made the contract with her, because he knew she'd run off alone if he didn't.
- Blessed with Suck: In the anime.
- Blithe Spirit: Rosette has a tendency to rush into people's lives and change them for the better. This is lampshaded at the end of the manga.
- Cain and Abel: It turns out Joshua's very loyal to Aion and doesn't want to give up his horns… so Rosette and Joshua end up on opposite sides of a war as Rosette desperately tries to get through to him.
- The Caretaker: Rosette was almost this for her younger brother. Joshua was desperate to keep her from having to devote her life to him, which was part of his motivation for going with Aion.
- Cast from Lifespan: Chrono's powers draw from Rosette's lifespan. She says she probably won't live to 30. She doesn't even make it to 25.
- Cat Smile
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Chrono.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets this way whenever she thinks any girl is hitting on Chrono.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Rosette's antics come across this way in several scenes, although when she realizes someone is badly hurt by it she's portrayed as shocked and upset.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Rosette and Joshua's parents died in a shipwreck.
- Cool Big Sis: To Azmaria.
- Damsel in Distress: Towards the end of the anime.
- Deal with the Devil: With Chrono.
- Death's Hourglass: Rosette's watch.
- Declaration of Protection: She promised to protect Joshua.
- Destructive Saviour: Given how much collateral damage she causes anytime she's on a mission… yeah.
- Determinator: Particularly in the manga.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In the manga, she dies in Chrono's arms. Twice.
- Domestic Abuser: Some of Rosette's tsundere antics towards Chrono make her come across as this. At one point in the manga he's even shown lying in his own blood after a beating. Always Played for Laughs.
- Don't Say Such Stupid Things: Rosette gives Chrono this speech in the manga, after his Heroic B.S.O.D..
- Don't Split Us Up: In the backstory, Rosette was very upset at the idea of Joshua going by himself to the Magdalene Order. Joshua was much more complacent about the idea.
- Doomed Hometown: Seventh Bell Orphanage, where Joshua and Rosette were sent after their parent's deaths. See Where I Was Born and Razed in Joshua's tropes.
- Drives Like Crazy: The English dub of the anime threw in a reference to infamous racecar driver Barney Oldfield just to drive in the point further.
- Dude, He's Like, in a Coma!: When Chrono comes down with a fever, Rosette is told by a Fortune Teller that the way to cure a fever is to kiss the ill person. Rosette finally gets the courage to try it on Chrono while he's sleeping.
- Evil Costume Switch: In the anime, she starts to wear a black dress when Aion begins to control her.
- Fanservice Pack: Rosette's initial uniform is fairly modest. Once she joins the militia, she gets a new uniform with slits in her skirt up to her hips and a vest that looks much like a corset.
- Femininity Failure: Rosette's a tomboy, and she's portrayed as a pretty poor cook.
- Justified as she spent her entire teenage years learning how to fight, and the Order has its own cooks. So between fighting, training, and the occasional time off, she never had much time to learn to cook. Even when she was at Seventh Bell, she mostly played with the boys or looked after Joshua.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine
- Genki Girl
- Girlish Pigtails: Rosette's pigtails seem to reflect her aging. As a child, she has full pigtails. As she ages, part of her hair comes down, and as an adult they vanish completely.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Rosette has goggles on her forehead from the beginning all the way until when she gets her militia outfit. She uses them a grand total of one time.
- Go Out with a Smile: Both versions. Twice, in the manga.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Handicapped Badass: A generous estimate gives her life expectancy to be no greater than thirty, but god damn if she isn't going to spend those years being as Hot-Blooded as possible.
- The Hero Dies: Given the nature of her contract with Chrono, it's a Foregone Conclusion that Rosette is going to die young. When, where, and how it happens is an unknown, however, which contributes to the tension of the story.
- The Heroine: She's The Protagonist, the main good guy but her heroics are often destructive.
- Hero Insurance: Rosette can be pretty destructive sometimes. However, the series actually explains how she gets away with it – the Order pays for some of the damages and also has to bribe the local media not to report on their involvement with the destruction.
- Home Sweet Home: In the manga, after her adventures, Rosette returns back to the orphanage she grew up in and becomes a caretaker there.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Chrono, when he is in his true form.
- Iconic Item: The pocket watch.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: With Joshua in the manga.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Interspecies Romance: With Chrono.
- In Vino Veritas: When Rosette gets drunk at a dinner party, she ends up being a "forceful drunk" (as Chrono notes), while also revealing anxiety over her shortened lifespan and worry over her brother.
- I Will Wait for You: At the ending of the manga, Chrono promises Rosette that he'll return to her before going off to fight Aion in their final battle. For a reason that is never explained, he disappears for years, leaving her to wait for him even though their contract means that she doesn't have very long to live. After eight years he eventually does make it back to her right in time for her to die in his arms. Again.
- Jeanne d'Archétype: In the manga, Chrono calls Rosette "a modern-day Joan of Arc" in an attempt to cheer her up. She fits some of the trope – a girl from humble origins who becomes a Church Militant Action Girl for a noble cause (saving her brother from a demon) – but her personality is a loud, Hot-Blooded Ms. Vice Girl that swears like a sailor and has a bad habit of causing as much damage as she manages to prevent.
- Kid with the Leash: Subverted and occasionally double subverted. Chrono usually doesn't need anyone to keep him on the straight-and-narrow. Usually.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: When Rosette's little brother is kidnapped by Aion, she makes a Deal with the Devil and spends four years training as a Church Militant. The moment she discovers the location of her brother, she travels from New York to San Francisco, guns blazing, killing any demon that attempts to get in her way.
- Large Ham: "I'LL KILL YOU WITH THIS SPOON!"
- Lethal Chef: Chrono is usually the victim of her cooking. To be fair, while she was horrible as a kid, Chrono admits her cooking later in life actually isn't that bad – it just looks poisonous.
- Magic Contract Romance: With Chrono.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: An absurdly stubborn Genki Girl who discovers Chrono while he is depressed over his Star-Crossed Lovers romance with Mary Magdalene. However, it's Rosette's life that goes completely pear-shaped upon the chance meeting.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Chrono's Feminine Boy, particularly when it comes to housework. This tends to be exaggerated even more in fanfic.
- The Matchmaker: The manga seems to imply that Rosette is matchmaking Joshua and Azmaria when they're older.
- Mayfly–December Romance: With Chrono.
- Meaningful Name: Rosette's last name is "Christopher" - that is, "Christ-bearer", which fits with her role as a demon fighter, but more importantly with her role as the reincarnation of Mary Magdalene.
- Messianic Archetype: Sort of.
- Mind-Control Eyes: When Aion brainwashes her in the anime.
- Motherly Side Plait: Starts wearing her hair like this toward the end of her life.
- Ms. Vice Girl: She gambles, she gets rip-roaring drunk at Satella's dinner party, she swears like a sailor...and she's a nun.
- Naughty Nuns: Rosette's militia uniform has slits that go high enough to show her bloomers and a corset.
- No Indoor Voice
- Nuns Are Funny: Particularly in the earlier volumes, when her very untypical personality for a nun is Played for Laughs.
- Nun Too Holy: If you had to pick one trope to define Rosette, this would be it.
- Official Couple: With Chrono, although it doesn't get truly official until near the end.
- Opposites Attract: With Chrono.
- Orphan's Ordeal: At first this is averted, but in the second half of the manga she occasionally admits in inner monologue that her parents' deaths did have an effect on her—she hates sitting and waiting because she was forced to while 'the adults' worked out her family's estate, for example.
- Outdoorsy Gal: She wanted to be an explorer before Joshua was kidnapped.
- Phenotype Stereotype: She's an American with blonde hair and blue eyes. Justified considering the time period (prior to the lifting of immigration quotas in the 50's, a far higher proportion of Americans – a majority through the end of the 19th century – fit the stereotype).
- Pinocchio Nose: In the "Marionette Train" arc, Chrono points out that Rosette babbles when she's lying.
- Promotion to Parent: She wanted to be this for Joshua.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Inverted. Rosette is Hot-Blooded, but wears blue.
- Reincarnation: Implied to be the reincarnation of Mary Magdalene.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Rosette is the Energetic Girl to Chrono's Savvy Guy.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: This is pretty much her M.O.
- Second Love: Rosette is not be the first person Chrono fell in love with. Chrono was originally in love with a woman named Mary Magdalene, who he accidentally killed. In the anime he says to Mary's ghost that he's grown to love Rosette so much that "Rosette's taken over the place [she] used to occupy in my heart", but the manga occasionally implies that Chrono never fully gets over his first love, but grows to love Rosette just as much.
- Spanner in the Works: To Aion's plans in the manga.
- Spell My Name with an "S": There's actually official art that mislabels her as "Rozetto".
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Rosette and Chrono just can't get a true "normal" romance, no matter how much either of them want it.
- Together in Death: With Chrono in the anime. Possibly in the manga as well.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's very fond of pretty dresses.
- Town Girls: The Butch to Satella's Neither and Azmaria's Femme.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Chrono. There's a reason she coins the term "Super Noogie".
- To an almost equal extent, Rosette and Satella. They gripe almost constantly at one other, even after they become friends underneath the teasing.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Symbolized by the watch she wears on her neck showing her remaining time alive. The mangaka explains in an Omake that the notion of having a limited time or lifespan is the main theme of the manga.
- Zettai Ryouiki: In her militia outfit, she wears thigh-high stockings, leaving just a bit of tantilizing bare skin shown through the slits of her skirt.
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (JP), Greg Ayres (EN)
Chrono is Sister Rosette's assistant and childhood friend. Although he appears to be a young boy of about twelve, he's actually a demon whose powers have been sealed away. The few that know what he really is tend to distrust him because of it, but he's a caring, lovable person who tends to get dragged into Rosette's messes. He and Rosette tend to have clashing personalities, but when it comes right down to it, she's the most important person in his life and he'd do anything to protect her.
- The Atoner
- Ax-Crazy: He's not typically dangerous, but when his Berserk Button is pushed, his demon instincts take over and you're reminded how powerful Chrono really is.
- Badass Adorable: Particularly when he proves that he's powerful even in his sealed form.
- Badass Longcoat: Subverted, he wears a nice red coat but he's really only a badass in his true form (in which he ditches the tailed coat for an open jacket).
- Battle Couple: With Rosette.
- Beast and Beauty: Chrono and Mary Magdalene play this trope straight. Chrono and Rosette are a little weirder about this, since by the time he meets her he's become much more gentle and calm (and he looks like a little kid).
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Rosette.
- Berserk Button: When someone helpless or close to Chrono is hurt, it often triggers his demonic side and sends him into an Unstoppable Rage. More noticeable in the manga than the anime.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Chrono is almost a pushover...until someone he cares about gets hurt.
- Bishōnen: He's a bit more masculine in his true form, but he's usually drawn as quite pretty (particularly at the times when he has long hair).
- Bodyguard Crush: He has a pretty bad one on Rosette.
- Braids of Action
- Bring My Red Jacket: Chrono is one of many red-coat wearing anime heroes that get beaten up a ton.
- Cain and Abel: Chrono describes his former relationship with Aion as being "like brothers". In the manga they're actually twins, although he's unaware of it.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Chrono constantly dodges talking about his past with Aion, leaving the rest of the group to wonder what the hell is going on between the two of them.
- Cast from Lifespan: Chrono's powers draw from Rosette's lifespan.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Rosette.
- Close-Call Haircut: He loses his braid in a fight near the end of the manga.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His lost love is just the tip of the iceberg.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Yes he's a demon. He's also very sweet and a genuine good guy.
- Death by Adaptation: A possible example. His fate is left vague in the manga (he might be alive but he's heavily implied to have died alongside Rosette after reuniting with her), but he's definitively, absolutely dead in the anime's ending.
- Defector from Decadence: Chrono ditched the Sinners after Aion's methods went a little too far.
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: Chrono (along with a few others) is referred to as being very high "ranked" among the demons, implying he's particularly powerful and would've fallen under this trope had he not rebelled.
- Distinguishing Mark: His missing horns—he's even called "Chrono of the Broken Horn" at times. However, it's later revealed that Aion is missing his, too, which causes some confusion.
- Establishing Character Moment: Chrono freaking out when he believes Rosette has been killed in battle in the second episode/chapter establishes how protective he is of Rosette, and the fact that he's a demon. In the manga, it also introduces the reader to his Fatal Flaw—his temper.
- Failure Knight
- Fatal Flaw: Chrono's difficulties controlling his emotions, when combined with his demonic instincts, sometimes causes him to lose control and fight his enemies with a frightening unawareness to anything else. (Particularly in the manga.)
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic
- "Get out of Jail Free" Card: Chrono just barely gets out of major punishment after failing to control his demonic instincts during a battle, destroying parts of San Fransisco and causing the deaths of Innocent Bystanders.
- Gentle Giant: In his true form.
- Expect not really, he just seems to be because Rosette is short. According to Moriyama, he's 170cm (5'9") tall.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: In the anime when he's going into an Unstoppable Rage.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: Subverted. He's got the typical black bat wings of a demon, but he's a good guy.
- Go Out with a Smile: In the anime Chrono and Rosette's bodies are found together, both smiling.
- Gratuitous French: Chrono often says "oui" at various moments in the story. It's most likely intentional, as his mother Lilith is implied to have come from France, technically making Chrono French as well.
- Half-Human Hybrid: In the manga, sort of. Chrono was a human fetus but apparently born as a demon due to meddling with his mother when she was pregnant. He seems much more human than the typical demon.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: After the disastrous carnival battle.
- Hot for Preacher: For Rosette.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Rosette, when he is in his true form.
- I Am a Monster: Chrono states this towards the end of the manga, before going to face Aion after Rosette's (first) death.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Mary Magdalene's death still haunts him.
- Important Haircut: In the manga, once in his backstory and once in the main story.
- Interspecies Romance: With Rosette and Mary Magdalene.
- In Vino Veritas: In a flashback that shows him drinking with Aion, Chrono shows a lot of regret over the battle that gave him the title "The Slayer of 100" and argues with Aion over how to respect the dead.
- Kid Sidekick: Subverted, since he isn't actually a kid.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Magic Pants: Just what happens to Chrono's outfit when he changes sizes?
- Magic Contract Romance: With Rosette and Mary Magdalene.
- The Magnificent: Chrono apparently has a bunch of titles in this style—mostly scary and unflattering—but they're rarely mentioned.
- Martyr Without a Cause: Chrono has a bad habit of throwing himself in the way of enemy attacks, although he does have the ability to heal himself, so it's at least a little understandable.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Rosette's Masculine Girl, particularly when it comes to housework. This tends to be exaggerated even more in fanfic.
- Mayfly–December Romance: With Rosette and Mary Magdalene.
- Meaningful Name: "Chrono" comes from the Greek word "Chronos", the personification of time, which fits both one of the main themes of the series (the passage of time) and his power to "stop" time.
- Nice Guy: Until you push his Berserk Button.
- Official Couple: With Rosette.
- Older Alter Ego: Chrono may look like a 12-year-old boy normally, but when his powers are unsealed he turns into his true form – a biseinen demon that looks closer to 20.
- Older Sidekick: Chrono's at least seventy and likely even older, but that doesn't stop him from calling himself Rosette's 'assistant'.
- Older Than He Looks: Chrono was already grown half a century before the main storyline (some reports indicate that Moriyama has given 85 or so as his age) but alternates between looking either twelve or twenty.
- One Degree of Separation: Almost all of the main characters are connected to Chrono in some way.
- The One Guy: The only male member of his group.
- Opposites Attract: With Rosette.
- Person of Mass Destruction: When he's angry enough, he has the ability to destroy city blocks.
- Pinocchio Nose: A subtle one in the manga. In the 7th volume, Chrono closes his eyes and puts on a strained smile when he realizes something's happened to Satella, then proceeds to start to babble about how they'll save Joshua soon while Rosette insists Chrono's being strange. A volume later, he once again closes his eyes and fakes a smile right before he freezes Rosette so she can't follow him.
- Pointy Ears: Has them. No one really comments on it.
- Rapunzel Hair: In his sealed form, but not his true form. However, in the manga backstory (and the epilogue) he had longer hair in his true form, too.
- Rebellious Rebel
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Chrono in his more human-esque form, probably as a symbol of his otherwordly background.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Inverted. Chrono is the calm voice of reason, but wears red.
- Played straighter with Chrono and Aion. Chrono is emotional, bad with demonic technology and cares about people over everything else. Aion is coldly logical, shown playing chess, and sacrifices people he cares about for the success of his plan. However, the anime version switches the roles for them—a scene in a flashback shows Chrono silhouetted in blue, and Aion in red.
- Rummage Sale Reject: If you seek out pictures of boy's clothing from the 1920's, Chrono's outfit isn't too far off from what a boy around his supposed age would wear...just with some added details that make him stand out from the crowd.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Chrono comes across as pretty calm and rational in comparison to Rosette (although he's a bit more impulsive and much more emotional when he doesn't have to balance her out).
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Chrono's red suit is rather striking...although it's a bit more adorable than the typical look that follows this trope, since he's supposed to look like a 12 year old.
- Shonen Hair: In his true form, and somewhat in his sealed form, too (only with a mullet-braid added onto the back).
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Aion is nearly his exact opposite in the manga.
- Sleep-Mode Size: His usual sealed form.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Many fans spell Chrono's name "Chrno" because of the original logo.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mary Magdalene and Rosette. Poor guy just doesn't get a break.
- Stripperiffic: In his true form, he's wearing leather pants and an open jacket. And he's one of the more modest demons!
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: In his true form.
- Tame His Anger: Father Remington teaches this to him. By attacking him and trashing Rosette in process. As result, he can control his body even under Power Incontinence.
- Team Mom: Chrono can sometimes act like this for the True Companions.
- Theme Twin Naming: Both Chrono and Aion's names are related to time. 'Chrono' is obviously a reference to the Greek god 'Chronos' the personification of empirical time, and 'Aion' is a Greek deity who is meant to contrast with Chronos as a representation of forever.
- Through His Stomach: Chrono is struck by Rosette's kindness when she offers him some sweets at their first meeting.
- Together in Death: With Rosette in the anime. Possibly in the manga as well. Actually possibly literally in the manga, as he's heavily implied to die alongside Rosette at the very end, he might have been buried in the very same grave, explaining why she and Azmaria didn't want to make its location known by the public. It also works spiritually as he probably went to the afterlife train with her.
- Traumatic Haircut: In the manga backstory, Chrono's long hair was burned off during a battle that pretty much marks the loss of his innocence.
- Tsurime Eyes: Chrono has these in both his big and small forms, though his bangs can usually hide them. In at least his bigger form they serve to make him look rather intimidating and aggressive. At first this seems to be at odds with Chrono's personality, however they are probably meant to contrast with Aion's Tareme Eyes as well as Aion's less emotional personality (manga only).
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rosette.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In his true form. He's also shirtless underneath the poncho he wears in the 1870s, although this is rarely shown in the manga and never shown in the anime.
- Was Once a Man: In the manga, he was the human fetus of a woman who was abducted and turned into a demon.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Although Chrono's hair might be justified since he's really a demon. His purple hair might also be a stylized brown or black.
Voiced by: Saeko Chiba (JP), Jessica Boone (EN)
A meek probably-albino Portuguese girl who was saved by Chrono and Rosette when her adoptive father attempted to use her holy powers for his own evil ends. Her abilities have brought her nothing but misfortune, which has led her to dislike them and caused her significant self-esteem issues. She admires Rosette and wants to grow up to be strong and confident like her.
- Apologises a Lot: Which annoys Rosette.
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: …Azmaria?
- Babies Ever After: The manga epilogue features her grandson, so we know she had at least one kid. Probably with Joshua.
- Blessed with Suck: Being an Apostle in general sucks. In particular, almost everyone Az has cared about has been hurt due to her powers, and she's been used and possibly abandoned by others.
- Captain Obvious: Occurs in the anime, in which Azmaria realizes that Satella (the girl with the German name and strong German accent) is from Germany after she complains about a hot dog.
- Character Exaggeration: In the anime she comes across as nothing but a moeblob.
- Conveniently an Orphan: It's heavily implied that her real parents died in the War. It's outright stated that her adoptive orchestra family were murdered by Ricardo Hendric and Laraije.
- Cursed with Awesome: Her special healing ability, which drew jealousy and ire of many people around her prior to Rosette and Chrono coming into her life.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: She trips a lot and she's adorable.
- Damsel in Distress: Every bad guy in the series wants her. She gets kidnapped a lot.
- Expy: Those who are familiar with Cardcaptor Sakura might see her as an albino version of Tomoyo. They've even got the same hairstyle and special talent for singing!
- Feminine Women Can Cook: In the anime.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic
- Heroic Albino
- Hime Cut: Has this hairstyle despite being Portuguese, not Japanese. It fits her mature personality, although she's quieter and more humble than The Ojou.
- In Universe Nickname: Az.
- The Ingenue: The gentlest, kindest, and most innocent character in the story despite her Woobie status.
- Invisible Backup Band: In the anime, Azmaria's singing seems to be magically accompanied by an invisible organ.
- I Was Quite a Looker: The manga epilogue lets us see Azmaria as a 90-year-old. Not that bad, considering her age, but still shocking in comparison since Moriyama opted to draw her realistically aging.
- The Load: Anime. Somewhat in the manga, too, but she gets better closer to the end.
- MacGuffin Super Person: Azmaria is a young choir singer. She's sought after by the bad guys because she's an Apostle – a human with holy power. In her case it's healing power.
- Magic Music: Azmaria has the ability to heal others by singing for them.
- The Medic: See above.
- Mystical White Hair: A young girl with white hair and the power to heal people when she sings.
- Official Couple: In the manga epilogue with Joshua.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Ever since the deaths(?) of her parents, she's been shuffled around. It seems like a lot of her self-esteem issues possibly stem from it.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Probably subverted. Yes, she has red eyes, but she's not much of a threat to anyone since her powers are for healing. Her eyes (along with her pink hair) likely just indicate she's an albino.
- Second Love: Depending on how you take Joshua's relationship with Fiore, Azmaria might be this for him in the manga.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: In the manga, Joshua blushes when he sees her wearing a pretty dress.
- Shipper on Deck: For Chrono and Rosette.
- Spell My Name with an "S": There's an official piece of artwork that labels her as "Asmary". "Azumaria" is fairly common as well.
- Spontaneous Reverb: In the anime when she uses her powers.
- Stepford Smiler: A mild version, since she feels like she's a burden to people she tries to keep smiling even when she's not happy. In the manga she seems to slowly start to become more comfortable with expressing her emotions.
- Tareme Eyes
- Token Mini-Moe: Although she's pushing the age barrier, considering she's 12.
- Town Girls: The Femme to Satella's Neither and Rosette's Butch.
- Winged Humanoid: She has feathered angel wings when she uses her Apostle powers.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Downplayed. She has the gentle-yet-plucky personality, the Hime Cut and the cooking ability but nothing strictly Japanese. Maybe it's because she travels so much.
Voiced by: Michiko Neya (JP), Tiffany Grant (EN)
A prideful and elegant Bounty Hunter, Satella is the last to join Rosette's True Companions. Calling herself a "jewel witch", she's unaffiliated with the Order but ends up getting dragged into Rosette's mission once they cross paths. The heiress to a vast fortune, Satella starts off looking down at the Order's ways but soon starts to appreciate them more. She's cold and driven, but starts to open up to the others as they travel together.
- Action Girl
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Satella? It could have been meant to be "Stella", but...
- Attempted Rape: In the anime, she's captured by Aion, who kisses her and tries to rape her, but Rosette and Chrono show up just in time.
- Big Breast Pride: Satella flaunts her size, particularly in the manga when she flirts with Chrono.
- Big Little Sister: Satella is a Younger than She Looks 19 year old girl. Her older sister Fiore/Florette still looks like she's around 15.
- Boobs of Steel
- Bounty Hunter
- Cain and Abel: Satella's missing family member? Has been turned into Fiore. When this is revealed they end up fighting each other.
- Character Exaggeration: Her Rich Bitch tendencies and distrust of others gets played up more in the anime version.
- Compassionate Critic: Toward Azmaria, particularly in the beginning. In the anime she's a bit nicer about it, however.
- Cool Big Sis: Particularly for Azmaria. (Rosette doesn't exactly look up to Satella...)
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Death by Adaptation: She dies in the anime. In the manga, she spends 75 years frozen in crystal but is still alive at the end.
- Expressive Hair: Satella's hair-antenna curves into a question mark in one scene of the manga.
- Fiery Redhead
- Fish out of Temporal Water: In the manga epilogue, she has been frozen in crystal from 1924 to 1999.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric
- Gemstone Assault
- Gratuitous German: When she uses her powers as a Jewel Witch, and also when she introduces herself.
- Hair Antennae
- Half-Human Hybrid: The manga reveals that she has demon blood in her, although she appears unaware of it.
- Harmful to Minors: Satella witnessed her parent's murder and sister's kidnapping—she's been searching for the demon responsible ever since.
- Hot Witch
- Human Popsicle: Near the end of the manga, Satella freezes herself and Fiore in crystal.
- Instant Runes: Her powers.
- In Vino Veritas: When Satella gets drunk at a dinner party she reveals that she's a paedophile by blatantly flirting with Chrono, then starts to wonder if she should give up on finding her family's killer.
- Lady of War: Her fighting style can be pretty elegant and she comes across as much more mature than Rosette—although her hot temper sometimes causes her to charge into the fray and makes her something of a borderline example.
- Ms. Fanservice: Particularly in the anime, but definitely in the manga, too.
- Older Than She Looks: Satella might count for this in the manga epilogue, considering she's biologically still 19 in 1999 due to freezing herself in crystal.
- Orphan's Ordeal: She probably has it the worst out of everyone, considering the nightmarish way she lost her family.
- Pretty in Mink
- Rapunzel Hair
- Spell My Name with an "S": Probably the worst of the entire cast – even ADV's translation of the manga screws up on this and calls her "Stella" on one page.
- Town Girls: The Neither to Azmaria's Femme and Rosette's Butch.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rosette.
- Younger than She Looks: Rosette is surprised when she finds out Satella is only 19. In an omake, the mangaka said he even got letters saying that Satella looked like a housewife.
The Magdalan Order
The Magdalan Order
The Magdalan Order is a Christian organization dedicated to protecting people from demons. Although most of the members are humble servants of God, it's obvious that the Order is a powerful organization with the latest in technology and magical knowledge. They're connected enough that they can clean up Rosette's messes and keep her out of trouble with the law and the press.
- Christianity Is Catholic: Sorta. In the manga, the Magdalan Order is some form of "Anime Catholicism" – they have a lot of Catholic trappings, but priests in the Order can get married (as Joshua does), among other inconsistencies. The anime straightens it out by saying that the Order is a combined effort of several different denominations working together, so Rosette is technically not a nun and Remington is apparently a Protestant minister. Many Fan Fic, however, makes the Order full-on stereotypical Catholic, with confessionals, rosaries and vows often popping up.
- Church Militant: A religious organization whose purpose is to beat down on demons.
- Depleted Phlebotinum Shells: The Magdalan Order's bullets — inscribed with scriptures and filled with holy water instead of gunpowder.
- Holy Hand Grenade: The majority of the Order's weapons.
- Good Shepherd: Other then a few vices (Rosette's destruction and Remington's flirting) they are heroic clergy doing their best to defend their folk.
Sister Kate Valentine
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (JP), Laura Chapman (EN)
Rosette's superior in the Order. At first she comes across as aggressive and strict – particularly when dealing with Rosette, who tries her patience – but she's actually rather sweet if you show her common courtesy. It's clear that she loves her job and wants to protect people, but she can sometimes take a harsh approach to do it. Later in the series she shows a more thoughtful side as she grapples with the approaching darkness.
- Fantastic Racism: Refuses to even consider the possibility that Chrono is on their side. She warms up to him in the manga.
- A Mother to Her Men: Sister Kate seems to take on quite a motherly role with the exorcists beneath her. Of course, sometimes she's a nagging mother...
- Nuns Are Funny: She's usually pretty serious, but her hot tempered reactions to Rosette's actions can be pretty extreme – particularly when she starts attacking Rosette with wrestling moves.
Father Ewan Remington
Voiced by: Show Hayami (JP), Jason Douglas (EN)
Father Ewan Remington is a member of the militia and Rosette's guardian. He was the one that originally asked her to join the Order, and takes the role of a father and mentor in her life. He's typically cheerful and carries himself with a cool sense of confidence, but when it comes time to fight he can be a deadly warrior. Whereas Sister Kate is strict and goes by the book, Father Remington often encourages Rosette to be a little more creative with how she solves her problems. He also spoils her rotten.
- Badass Longcoat: Sort of, he's really wearing a jacket and a cassock, but it sure looks like this.
- Big Damn Heroes: Remington tends to wait until the very last minute to help out.
- Cool Sword: He's got a badass laser sword with holy powers.
- Deadly Upgrade: In the manga, he's been implanted with demonic legion, which require constant "mantainance" to keep him alive.
- Half-Human Hybrid: In the manga, due to his implants.
- Hypocritical Humor: Father Remington comments that mob members should "behave themselves" while he flirts with some of the nuns.
- Our Angels Are Different: In the anime, he hints that he's a fallen angel.
- Phenotype Stereotype
- Really 700 Years Old: He's at least seventy years old, but looks about thirty tops. In the anime, it's because he's a former angel, while the manga has it that his body was infused with Legion, effectively making him 40% demon.
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Sexy Priest: Remington is a crush magnet and fond of flirting.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Early scanlations incorrectly spelled his name "Yuan".
- Stealth Mentor: Under guise of following order from higher ups, he attacks Chrono and even giving Rosette a beatdown. This has two purpose; first is to teach Rosette to always doing what was right, despite what the rules or what your superior say, even if said superior was someone you admire; the second, and most importantly is to teach Chrono to Tame His Anger, focusing his Unstoppable Rage (which was Fatal Flaw for his species) into Tranquil Fury, making him much more effective fighter.
Edward "The Elder" Hamilton
Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (JP), John Swasey (EN)
The inventor of much of the high-tech equipment and ammunition the Order uses. Earlier in the series he functions mostly as comic relief, creating wacky devices and behaving like an old pervert towards the nuns in the Order, but he does have a serious side which occasionally shows itself, and he's obviously a genius. He's taken Chrono somewhat under his wing and often stands up for him when others in the Order show distrust toward him.
Mary Magdalene (SPOILER WARNING)
Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (JP), Hilary Haag (EN)
A mysterious figure that's highly regarded by the Order, Mary was a holy woman that lived during the later half of the 19th century. She seems to have a connection to Chrono's past, although her story isn't told until later in the story.
- All-Loving Heroine: Gentle and constantly smiling, Mary shows kindness even to the demons who kidnapped her, becoming like family to them. She willingly helps them when a prophetic vision revealed to her that she would be killed by one of them. In the anime, they decided to make it obvious who she is by giving her stigmata, as well.
- Arc Words: Her name shows up very early on and is even worked into the logo of the series, but we don't find out about who she really was until near the end.
- Beast and Beauty: Mary's beauty to Chrono's the beast.
- Blessed with Suck: Mary has truly awe-inspiring powers, but at the cost of all of her memories.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: She died in Chrono's arms.
- Go Out with a Smile: In the manga she smiles up at Chrono as she takes her last breath.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She was beautiful and pure-hearted.
- Interspecies Romance: With Chrono.
- The Lost Lenore: To Chrono.
- Love Martyr: Mary Magdaline loved Chrono (though what kind of love is left a bit ambiguous) despite knowing almost from the day she was born that he would eventually kill her. It's partially subverted in the manga, since Chrono inadvertantly killed Magdaline while trying to protect her, but was unaware of the effects their Contract would have on her.
- Magic Contract Romance: With Chrono.
- Mayfly–December Romance: With Chrono.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Mary Magdalene is the name given to her by the Order. She can't remember her original name because her powers have screwed over her memories.
- Phenotype Stereotype
- Posthumous Character: By the time the story begins, she's been dead for close to fifty years. We only get to know her through flashbacks.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Satellite Love Interest: For Chrono. She seems to have done this on purpose.
- Sealed Good in a Can: In the manga, she's been watching Chrono and Rosette in the watch the entire time, unknown to Chrono. This is implied in the anime as well, but it seems that Chrono always knew.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Chrono—but she likely knew this would happen from the beginning.
- Stepford Smiler
- Team Mom: Mary acted like this for the Sinners during her time with them.
- Telepathy: She might have this in the manga version, although its vague. Averted in the anime—Mary makes it clear that she can see future events but can't read the minds of those involved.
- Unhappy Medium: Her visions are at such a constant and overpowering level that she can't even remember what her name is anymore.
- Waif Prophet
- Winged Humanoid: One of her powers.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Mary knew Chrono would kill her since before she knew her own name.
The race of supernatural beings that the Order fights against and that Chrono belongs to. Their origins and goals differ depending on whether you're following the manga or the anime, but both versions seem to be filled with proud warriors that look down upon humans and consider them tools at best.
- Alien Abduction: This is how the Elders of the demons replace their Hive Queen.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Subverted, they seem this way in the beginning but there's more going on behind the surface.
- Ancient Astronauts: In the manga, demons are actually aliens stranded from their home world, although nearly all living demons have forgotten this.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: In the manga, Duke Daffau is the leader of the Pursuers and (in Chrono's opinion at least) "the best of the best!" This might be the case in the anime as well, although he gets defeated pretty quickly in battle.
- Bee People: In the manga, it's lampshaded by Chrono. The anime demons don't seem to fit this as well.
- Bishonen Line: As a general rule, the more monstrous-looking and beast-like the demon is, the weaker they are.
- Deal with the Devil: Contracts. Demons under contracts are bound to serve the person who makes the pact, but with a price — the demon uses the human's soul as an energy source in place of Astral energy.
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: The "Elders" (or leaders of the demons) and Duke Duffau.
- Doing In the Wizard: In the manga, demons are really aliens.
- Genericist Government: Both versions are very vague on how demon society actually works.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Seems to be a universal power of the demons in the anime.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: If a demon has wings, they're usually bat-like.
- Hellish Pupils
- Higher-Tech Species: The demons seem to have better technology than most humans. In the manga it's because they're really aliens.
- Holy Burns Evil: Demons (even the alien ones in the manga) are weak to holy water.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: The demons, particularly powerful ones like Chrono and Aion, are extremely difficult to kill. It seems like holy water is one of the few things that has any effect.
- Only One Name: Nearly all of the demons if you ignore their titles.
- Our Demons Are Different
- Pointy Ears: Most of the demons, although there's a few exceptions. (Shader, for example, has cat ears instead.)
- The Power of Blood: Blood is exchanged when a demon makes a contract with a human.
- Really 700 Years Old: Yeah, pretty much all of them are way older than they look.
- Stripperiffic: A lot of the outfits we see demons wear expose a LOT of skin, particularly considering that many of the outfits we see appear to be what they're expected to wear in battle.
- Sufficiently Advanced Aliens: The demons are a slightly less awe-inspiring version of this trope (but still seemingly supernatural) in the manga.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: The demons all have the ability to take on a human-looking form instead of their true demonic form, if they wish—although it appears that some have to hide inhuman body parts that don't transform, like cat ears or pig-like snouts.
- Winged Humanoid: This seems like it might be a male-only ability, since neither Rizelle or Shader appear to have wings.
Pandaemonium (SPOILER WARNING)
Pandaemonium is both the name of the Queen of the demons and the name of their home world. There's very little that humans truely know about her, but she seems very important to Aion's plans.
- Body Surf: In the manga.
- Cool Starship: In the manga, Pandaemonium is actually the demons' mothership that crash landed in the Atlantic ocean.
- Genius Loci: Pandaemonium is both the name of the demons' world, and their queen. In the manga she appears to be some sort of biological computer that can control the ship that bears her name.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: In the manga, she's revealed to be Aion and Chrono's once-human mother.
- Mind Rape: Pandemonium's MO.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Was Once a Man: The current Pandaemonium was a human woman pregnant with twins that was abducted and transformed into a demon.
As A Whole
A group of demons lead by Aion, that Chrono used to be a part of. They seem to be at odds not only with the Order, but with other demons.
- Breakfast Club: Particularly in the manga, where they're all basically children that were disowned by their people.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Every last one of 'em, except for arguably Joshua.
- Distinguishing Mark: In the manga, all of the sinners (except for Rizelle) have torn out their horns.
- Five-Bad Band:
- True Companions: They don't always get along, but it's clear that they all consider each other a sort of odd family. It's enough that in the manga, Chrono shows remorse for fighting them and even outward concern for them at times.
Voiced by: Kazuhiko Inoue (JP), Andy McAvin (EN)
The Leader of the Sinners and the Big Bad of the series, Aion is a demon with ties to Chrono's past who is now at odds with him. He's charasmatic and smooth, but calculating and secretive. Since so much about him was kept a secret until later in the series, his personality and goals change drastically depending on if you're following the manga or the anime.
- Animal Motifs: Aion has an eagle familiar that serves as his symbol (particularly in the anime), and he tends to be fond of bird-related similes as well.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Aion's not just The Leader of the Sinners because he's the smartest—he's also the most powerful of them (except for possibly Chrono).
- Awful Truth: In the manga, Aion finds out truths about the demons that nearly drive him insane, and then tries to hide it from Chrono.
- Badass Longcoat
- Bishōnen: Although a bit closer to biseinen.
- Breaking Speech: A favorite tactic of his.
- Cain and Abel: Chrono was formerly his best friend, before Mary came along and caused the fight that led Chrono to betray him. In the manga, they're twin brothers and Aion's aware of it.
- The Chessmaster
- Cool Sword: In the manga, Aion's sword is where he hides his horns, and it has all sorts of cool abilities.
- Dark Messiah
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: Both versions imply Aion was very high-ranked before his betrayal of Pandaemonium. The manga goes so far as to say that the Elders of his people expected him to become very high-ranked and powerful...and he exceeded their expectations.
- Distinguishing Mark: Aion's missing horns is key to Satella eventually realizing that Aion was the one responsible for her parents' deaths.
- Driven to Villainy: In the manga, he was psychologically damaged after discovering the Awful Truth—so badly that it even had a marked physical effect on him. That event warped him into the Well-Intentioned Extremist we see him as in the series.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: In the manga, although a pretty twisted version.
- Evil Counterpart: To Chrono, particularly in the anime.
- Evil Genius
- Evil Plan: In the anime he wanted to gather the aposotles.
- Evil Gloating: He LOVES to do this.
- Evil Laugh: Not all the time, but pretty frequently.
- Evil Twin: To Chrono in the manga, although it's implied in the anime.
- Feathered Fiend: Aion's familiar is an eagle (complete with Glowing Eyes of Doom in the anime).
- Freak Out!: Aion in a flashback in the final volume, after finding out about all the lies present in the demon society.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: In the manga, although it's less of a cackling, obvious madness and more of a creepy, calm sort of insanity.
- Gotta Catch Them All: Aion's plans require all of the Apostles.
- Gotta Get Your Head Together: In his traumatic coming-of-age ceremony.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Like Chrono, in the manga Aion was a human fetus turned into a demon while in the womb, and he still seems to have some human characteristics.
- The Heartless: The anime strongly suggests that Aion fulfills this role.
- Hidden Agenda Villain
- Hotter and Sexier: The manga version of Aion doesn't seem too interested in sex, while the anime version delights in forcing passionate kisses on Rosette and generally acts like a Memetic Molester.
- Incest Subtext: In the manga version, his hyper-focus on both Pandaemonium and Chrono comes across as being downright unhealthy once their relation to him is revealed. In the anime version, Chrono says Aion is "like a brother" to him, but in a flashback Aion pulls Chrono so close to him that they nearly kiss.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Aion is very happy when Chrono flies into an Unstoppable Rage, and is often disappointed when Chrono tries to avoid tearing his enemies into a bloody pulp or expresses regret and disgust for his actions.
- I've Come Too Far: In the manga, this is Aion's general rationalization for his continued efforts against Pandaemonium.
- Karma Houdini: Aion appears to have gotten away with most of it in the anime, although the ending has been intepreted a few different ways. In the manga his fate is left ambiguous, but it's implied that Chrono defeated him.
- Large Ham: "How lucky can you get? The turkey has flown straight into the oven, basted and ready to cook!"
- Locked into Strangeness: In the manga, Aion's hair turned white after his traumatic coming-of-age ceremony. It's implied his hair was purple like Chrono's before the event.
- Meaningful Name: In contrast to Chrono's name, Aion is a greek word that means (loosely) "forever" or "eternity".
- Mommy Issues: While it's not his only problem, he's definitely got some issues with what happened to his mother.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Considering that he probably matches Chrono's power level, he has the ability to, although he normally has much more self control.
- The Philosopher
- Psychotic Smirk
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: He doesn't wear his glasses in his true form—he just seems to wear his glasses for looks.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Possibly—Chrono has red eyes and clothing, and is emotional, bad with technology and places importance on people more than anything else. Aion has purple eyes and his clothes are also accented with purple, and he's cold, intelligent, and is willing to sacrifice anyone for his plan. However, the anime version reverses their colors in one scene, where Chrono is shown shillouetted in blue and Aion in red. It's possible this is because of the changes to their personalities—Chrono is portrayed as calmer than he is in the manga, and Aion is more easily swayed by his moods and impulses.
- The Reveal: He is Chrono's twin brother.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Aion's glasses don't seem to serve a purpose outside of this. Well, that and they make him look cool, plus it's possible they're there to hide from the audience that he has a face suspiciously similar to Chrono's.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Shonen Hair: Aion had hair like this when he was younger. In fact, he seems to have grown out his hair relatively recently, since it's still short when he kidnaps Florette.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Chrono, natch.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Occasionally his name is spelled "Ion" instead.
- Stoic Spectacles: Occasionally subverted—he can actually be rather emotional when you push the right buttons (which tends to be when he isn't wearing those glasses...)
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the anime, he's still alive by the end. In the manga, Aion is last seen fighting Chrono on Pandaemonium and it's implied he really died.
- Tareme Eyes: Has these, but his bangs and glasses usually hide it. Serve to make him look much more kind and friendly than he actually is. These are likely to contrast with Chrono's Tsurime Eyes. Between the two of them, at least in the manga, Aion is the more calm, less emotional one.
- Theme Twin Naming: Both Chrono and Aion's names are related to time. 'Chrono' is obviously a reference to the greek god 'Chronos' the personification of empirical time, and 'Aion' is a greek deity who is meant to contrast with Chronos as a representation of forever.
- Trickster Archetype
- Villain with Good Publicity: In the anime, after he brainwashes the "Holy Maiden".
- Visionary Villain
- Was Once a Man: In the manga, he was one of the human twin fetuses of a pregnant woman who was abducted and turned into a demon.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Aion is not only white haired, but also the Big Bad.
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP) Chris Patton (EN)
Rosette's younger brother. As a child, Joshua was granted with a holy power that allowed him to heal others, but at the cost of his own health. Desperate to become stronger, Joshua accepted Aion's offer to wear Chrono's horns on his head—a gift that grants him incredible power, but at the cost of his sanity. Although fragments of his original cheerful, optimistic personality remain, his weak sanity and Aion's manipulation has twisted him into a childish, impulsive brat. He's wildly devoted to Aion, but greatly misses his sister.
- The Atoner: The manga epilogue shows that Joshua joined the Order after returning home, with Azmaria guessing this as his reason.
- Ax-Crazy: With the horns.
- Babies Ever After: It's implied in the manga epilogue that he married Azmaria and they had at least one kid together.
- Badass Longcoat
- Big Little Brother: He even refused to call Rosette big sister because he was taller than her.
- Blessed with Suck: Like all of the other apostles, having holy powers just made Joshua's life more difficult. They eventually drove him to Aion's side.
- Boy of My Dreams: Azmaria has a dream about Joshua before she even knows he's Rosette's missing brother in volume 2. It's hinted in the epilogue that they end up a married couple.
- Cain and Abel: Joshua doesn't want to give Chrono's horns back, and his insanity makes it hard for him to remember his past. So when Rosette tells him to take off the horns, things get...messy.
- Character Exaggeration: In the anime, he comes across as much more childish.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Rosette and Joshua's parents died in a shipwreck.
- Creepy Child
- Empathic Healer: Although he didn't realize it at the time, his powers was what caused his mysterious illness as a child.
- Forgot I Could Fly: At one point in the manga, Joshua is almost crushed to death by falling debris until he remembers he can stop time.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: Subverted, as an Apostle Joshua still has the ability to bring out feathered angel wings, but he's siding with the villains.
- Gotta Get Your Head Together: Often, whenever the horns are causing him trouble.
- Healing Hands: One of the first shots of him in the anime shows him healing a cut on Rosette's knee.
- Hearing Voices: Joshua hears telepathic "noise" with Chrono's horns.
- Hero-Worshipper: Implied to be this way toward Aion...which may be just another symptom of the insanity caused by his horns. (Although it's at least justified by his previously established love of the occult and larger-than-life characters.) He showed hints of this to Chrono as a child, too.
- Icy Blue Eyes
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Part of Joshua's motivation to take Chrono's horns.
- Ill Boy: Joshua was one of these back when he was a child, which is what led him to accept Chrono's horns from Aion.
- Incest Subtext: Joshua becomes very obsessed with Rosette once he gets Chrono's horns. It doesn't help that in the anime version, Joshua often thinks that Fiore is his sister, despite a lot of the Ship Tease for them in the manga remaining in the anime.
- Incurable Cough of Death: The price Joshua had to pay for his powers, along with seizures—until Aion gave him Chrono's horns...
- Innocent Cohabitation: Joshua and Fiore live together by themselves for at least several months without anything appearing to happen between them. (besides a little bit of blood-drinking.)
- Madness Mantra: "Sis. Sis. Sis. Sis."
- Magic Music: In the manga, Joshua channels his powers through an organ and leads the other Apostles in song.
- Meaningful Name: "Christopher" means "bearer of Christ", and Joshua comes from the same root name as Jesus.
- Mind-Control Eyes: An odd variation when he has Chrono's horns; his pupils get smaller and strange rings appear in his eyes.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Instead of being freaked out or disbelieving when Chrono calls himself a demon, Joshua's reaction is "WOW!! Are witches and fairies real, too?!"
- Official Couple: He appears to be engaged or married to Azmaria in the manga epilogue.
- Orphan's Ordeal: The manga eventually reveals that many of his issues stem from a need to become strong and protect his sister since they're the only family each other has.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Chrono's powers + insane kid = lots of damage.
- Phenotype Stereotype
- Picky Eater: Joshua hates carrots.
- Power Incontinence: Joshua can't control his ability to read minds, which is at least part of what drives him insane.
- Prophetic Name: See Meaningful Name, above. Is it any wonder he ended up with holy powers?
- Psychopathic Manchild: With the horns.
- Sexy Priest: Considering he joins the Order in the manga, and grows up to be a biseinen...
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Aion makes sure he's always wearing a nice suit when he's out of the home.
- Shonen Hair: A somewhat toned-down version.
- Slasher Smile: During his crazier moments with the horns.
- Time Master: With the use of Chrono's horns, Joshua is able to freeze people's time.
- Unhappy Medium: Joshua is driven insane by being unable to stop reading the minds of those around him.
- Where I Was Born and Razed: When Joshua recieved Chrono's horns, he went mad from all the telepathic "noise" he could hear from the other orphans and "stopped the time" of everyone around them, freezing them in stone.
- Winged Humanoid: One of his powers as a Apostle.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Chrono's horns make him very powerful. And very, very crazy.
Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani (JP), Monica Rial (EN)
A quiet girl who serves as Joshua's maid. Although very stoic and polite, glimpses of a loving, devoted young woman can be seen behind her mask of stone. She tends to be a pushover, but God help you if you threaten Joshua—she's as devoted to him as he is to Aion.
- Action Girl
- Big Sister Instinct: Although not as extreme as Rosette, she dies in the anime while attempting to protect Joshua, whom she considers her little brother.
- Blank Slate: Fiore probably started out that way, and still says she is this way, even though she's anything but.
- Bodyguard Crush: Nothing's ever said explicitly, but there's hints that Fi might have one on Joshua, particularly in the manga.
- Cain and Abel: When Fiore's past with Satella Harvenheit is revealed, it doesn't end well for either party.
- Came Back Wrong
- Death by Adaptation: In the anime, she dies in a battle with Satella. In the manga, she spends 75 years frozen in crystal (along with Satella), but is still alive at the end.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Emotionless Girl
- Evil Counterpart: To her sister, Satella, since they have the same powers.
- Extreme Doormat
- Feminine Women Can Cook
- Fish out of Temporal Water: In the manga epilogue, she has been frozen in crystal from 1924 to 1999.
- Gemstone Assault
- Gratuitous German: When she uses her powers.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Fiore has a demonic relative, possibly her grandfather.
- Human Popsicle: Near the end of the manga, Satella freezes herself and Fiore in crystal.
- Innocent Cohabitation: Joshua and Fiore live together by themselves for at least several months without anything appearing to happen between them. (Well, besides a little bit of blood-drinking anyway.)
- Instant Runes: Her powers.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: In the manga, she even directly defies one of Aion's orders to protect Joshua, even though she's otherwise portrayed as unquestionably loyal to him.
- Lady of War: She curtsies before entering the fray the very first time she reveals herself to be a capable fighter, and she doesn't lose her cool and polite demeanor on the battlefield.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Aion erased her memory and replaced her memories of Satella with memories of Joshua, which in turns makes her think that Joshua is her brother.
- Little Big Sister: She appears to be 15, while her little sister Satella looks in her twenties.
- Meaningful Name: Both Florette and Fiore mean "flower".
- Meido: She seems to prefer dressing like this.
- Ninja Maid
- Older Than She Looks: Fiore looks around 15, but she's actually probably closer to 25. She just hasn't aged since her death. In the manga epilogue, she still looks the same although she's now around 100 years old thanks to being frozen in crystal from 1924 to 1999.
- Only One Name: "My name is Fiore. Just Fiore."
- Rapunzel Hair: When she was Florette.
- The Reveal: She is actually Satella's sister, except that she insists she isn't anymore.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality
- Team Mom: For the Sinners, although Genai isn't very fond of her.
- That Man Is Dead: Her response when she's confronted about being Florette.
- Through His Stomach: Both Joshua and Shader praise Fiore's cooking and seem to be very fond of her, and in the manga she also goes out of her way to try to cook a nice meal for a guest.
Voiced by: Yoko Soumi (JP), Christine Auten (EN)
The first member of the Sinners that Chrono and Rosette confront directly, Rizelle is a demon known as the "Puppetmaster". Although she can fight when cornered, she prefers to manipulate humans like puppets and use them to do her dirty work. She's desperate for attention from Aion. Unfortunately for her, the battle with Pandaemonium resulted in her losing her arm and everything below her waist, so she's stuck as a cyborg-spider-thing.
- Dark Action Girl: Although she prefers to use her powers to get other people to do her dirty work for her, when confronted by Rosette, she proves herself to be one of these, using her marionette strings and Femme Fatalons to cause a massive amount of (clothing) damage in the process.
- Older Than She Looks: Younger than Aion, but still much older than she looks.
- People Puppets: Rizelle isn't called the "Marionette Mistress" for nothing.
- Rapunzel Hair: If you're keeping track, that's eight different characters with strikingly long hair. Do you think Daisuke Moriyama has a thing for it?
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Rizel" in the anime, "Rizelle" in the manga.
- Stripperiffic: In her demon form, she's basically wearing a leotard and thigh-high boots. (And her disguised form in the 1870s isn't much better.) Of course, this becomes Fan Disservice once her lower body is replaced with that of a large spider's...
Voiced by: Yuko Sasamoto (JP), Kira Vincent-Davis (EN)
An energetic Cat Girl demon that functions as the Sinner's techie. She rarely fights and prefers to stay on the sidelines—as she says, she "fights with her brain, not with her fists." In the manga she's very affectionate towards the other Sinners and seems to genuinely miss and worry about Chrono, but in the anime she has quite a sadistic streak.
- Blush Sticker: Shader ALWAYS has these, even when she's upset or frightened.
- Brainy Brunette
- Cat Girl
- Cat Smile
- Character Exaggeration: The anime version mostly sticks to her energetic, playful side, and gives her a sadistic edge that didn't exist in the manga.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Particularly in the anime, although it's played as creepy as well as funny.
- Cuddle Bug
- Death by Adaptation: She's literally vaporized during the final battle in the anime, but she's alive in the manga's Distant Finale.
- Evil Genius: Although in the manga she's the least evil member of the Sinners.
- Genki Girl
- The Glomp: Her M.O.
- Grave-Marking Scene: She's implied to be the one leaving flowers on Rosette's grave, as Chrono might be buried together with her and she's shown just after the flower scene.
- Hot Scientist: With copious Gainaxing in her first appearance.
- Meganekko: Although her personality doesn't really fit the stereotype.
- No Sense of Personal Space
- Older Than She Looks: She looks like she's in her late teens or so, but she's at least 60.
- Perky Female Minion: Particularly in the anime.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Anime version.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Like Aion, she doesn't appear to need her glasses to see. They're probably just to make her look smart.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's still alive in the manga's Distant Finale, over 125 years after her first appearance. Unlike Florette and Satella, she was not stuck in a crystalline stasis, yet she does not appear to have aged a day since 1924.
- Spell My Name with an "S": One of the stranger ones – occasionally her name is given as Shedl or Sheda in scanlations.
- Stripperiffic: In her true form, the normally tomboyish looking catgirl wears a skimpy halter top and a short loincloth!
Voiced by: Koichi Tochika (JP), Jay Hickman (EN)
A rough and tumble member of the Sinners who seems to style himself as some sort of cowboy. Genai is rude, crude and misoginistic. He not-so-secretly has a flame for Rizelle, so he's very bitter and angry towards anyone that had to do with her running off to confront Rosette.
- Death by Adaptation
- Eye Scream: Genai's eyes were cut out during a fight with Pandaemonium, blinding him. The wounds were poorly stitched up afterward—he shows them to Rosette at one point to freak her out.
- Older Than He Looks
- Spell My Name with an "S": Gennai, Jenai, or – because scanslators aren't very good at what they do – Jenny.
Voiced by: Masamfumi Kimura (JP), George Manley (EN)
The muscle of the Sinners. In the manga he's extremely loyal to Aion, but often serves as a voice of reason to the other sinners, and is portrayed as being something of a bookworm. In the anime, he...likes to punch things. And that's pretty much it.
- Bad Guys Play Pool: Although they're never shown playing pool, Viede uses a pool metaphor to point out to Aion that he shouldn't go into battle without his sword.
- Death by Adaptation: Type 2.
- Genius Bruiser: The manga implies he's one—he's shown carrying stacks of books and playing chess with Aion.
- Older Than He Looks
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He wears a nice suit in the 1870s, although in the 20s he trades it for a leather jacket and a pair of jeans.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Sometimes fan-translators would spell his name "Bid" or "Wid".
Miscellaneous minor characters
Minor Unaffiliated Characters and Groups
- The Caretaker: Beth becomes this for Rosette in the manga.
- Class Representative: Although she's technically some sort of "monitor" and not a class rep, Beth in the manga falls under this trope perfectly while she's at the Order.
- Death by Adaptation: Satella's butler, Steiner, survives in the manga but is killed off at the carnival in the anime.
- Fortune Teller: Appears in the anime as a foreshadowing device.
- Human Popsicle: The kids at Seventh Bell, thanks to Joshua's use of the horns.
- Innocent Bystander: If they're around, you can bet they're going to get caught in the crossfire.
- Magic Music: In the manga, all of the Apostles appear to use music to channel their powers.
- Necromantic: Azmaria's foster father hoped to use her to revive his dead wife. In the anime, he's trying to revive himself.