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

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

!!Madame de Montesse

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

!!Auguste de Montesse

* ArrangedMarriage: He and Madame de Montesse.
* BiTheWay: [[spoiler:Is sleeping with both Cecilia and Louis.]]
* ParentsAsPeople: He seems to be an OpenMindedParent, [[spoiler:though he has his own issues... ''specially'' in regards to Cecilia and Louis.]]
* ParentalFavoritism: Claudine is clearly his favorite child, [[StrongFamilyResemblance since he's the most similar to Auguste himself]].
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Cheated on Claudine's mom with Louis, and later with Cecilia. [[FromBadToWorse That bit EVERYONE in the ass later]].]]

!!Andre, Thomas, and Edouard de Montesse

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

!!The Doctor

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


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


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

!!Louis Lacques

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

!!Cecilia Lacques

* BirdsOfAFeather: She and Claudine bonded over their love of books and poetry.
* HotLibrarian: She worked as the librarian of the local all-girls's school.
%%* ProperLady

!!Sirene Berge

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