Characters / Gankutsuou

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     Monte Cristo 

The Count of Monte Cristo aka Edmond Dantes

Voiced by: Joji Nakata (JP), Jamieson Price (EN)

Giovanni Bertuccio

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (JP), Beau Billingslea (as John Daniels) (EN)

  • Affably Evil: Almost always formal.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Male example.
  • Battle Butler: Looks and acts the part.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Near the end, Baptistin gives Albert a communicator, unbeknownst to the count, and he has Bertuccio drive their ship right into Fernand's ship as it attacks Paris, disabling it. The two then rush in, save Albert and his mother and rehabilitate them.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: The Count is way more powerful than he is, but his function is to fight so the count doesn't have to.
  • The Dragon: Possibly Co-Dragons with Baptistin, but he appears in the position more often, directly accepting orders and carrying them out.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Odd considering every other character (even Ali) changes clothes at least once. Subverted in the final episode.
  • Ramming Always Works: He drives the much smaller and heavily shielded ship at the Fernand's, he doesn't ram the ship itself, but hits the more fragile anti-gravity/fuel tank, and that brings the ship down. His ship is still able to fly at a limited capacity after that.
  • Salt and Pepper: The more calm Pepper to Baptistin's salt
  • Scary Black Man
  • Sinister Shades: Mostly Opaque Lenses, and sometimes his eyes show through, usually when he shows a softer side. Near the end, when struggling with a moral choice shooting Albert one is opaque, one is clear.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Baptistin
  • The Tragic Rose: He opens up the final episode with one throwing it into the pit where the Count's house once was, and where he died.
  • Undying Loyalty: Mentions he'd follow his master into hell, though in the end he defies him when he realizes that the count's gone too far. After that he serves under Haidee, calling her princess.
  • Unusual Ears: He has a pair, coupled with a matching pair of fangs - neither of which he had before joining the Count's team.
  • Villainous Rescue: Episode 2, he and Baptistin rush in and save Albert from Luigi's gang.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Opens up his fight in episode 2 with a clothesline move.


Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)

  • Battle Butler: Serves drinks, chauffeurs the count, steers his boat, fences with him, and subdues his enemies.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He gives Albert a communicator, and when Albert is in trouble on Fernand's ship, Baptistan and Bertuccio ram Fernand's ship with their own.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: He and Bertuccio fight so the count doesn't, to hide the fact that he's so powerful.
  • Co-Dragons: Though Bertuccio seems to be the more active of the two.
  • Faux Affably Evil: His facial expressions and tone give off the idea that he's mocking other people.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Pretty noticeable when everyone else always wears different clothes.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: He tries to pass getting shot in the shoulder off as one, but he immediately goes down, and Bertuccio has to try and stop the bleeding with a cloth. He survives, but provides no more use in the scene, and must be carried out.
  • Pet the Dog: When he finds Albert asleep at the counts door, he wakes him up and sends him off instead of attacking him. The determination inspires Baptistin to give him a communicator when Fernand attacks Paris, and he and Bertuccio save Albert and his mother.
  • Salt and Pepper: The more radical salt to Bertuccio's pepper.
  • Taking the Bullet: When the count shoots at Albert and Bertuccio, he jumps into the bullets path and takes it in the arm.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Bertuccio
  • Undying Loyalty: To the count, up until the end, where he defies him, after that he serves Haidee, calling her princess and even trying to buy her some jewelry, though when he sees the model is Peppo he chooses not to.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene


Voiced by: Akiko Yajima (JP), Stephanie Sheh (EN)

  • Dragon Ascendant: She wasn't The Dragon, per say, but at the end of the series, she's in charge and the other three servants willingly follow her.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Spent years as a slave, lost her parents, and was a pawn (or so he says) in the Count's quest for vengeance, but ultimately finds him redeemed and is restored to her rightful place as the ruler of Janina.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Happy as the count's servant, as there are far worse fates, and he treats her well.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In spite of her grudge against Fernand Morcerf, Haidee feels no satisfaction from publicly humiliating him and is instead guilt-ridden, realizing she's just ruined the lives of his wife and son who were innocent of anything and that the Count is destined for nothing but regret if he continues with his plans.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to the man who put her in her position Fernand and exposes him as a fraud.
  • Spanner in the Works: She threw one into Fernand's bid for presidency, and accused him of War crimes, just like the Count planned.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She has a knife that her mother gave her when she died, telling her to use it to commit suicide should a master ever attempt to violate her.


  • Healing Hands: When the count is shot, Bertuccio and Baptistin take him to Ali, and tell him to do his thing, Ali both heals him and extracts the bullet.
  • Pet the Dog: When the Count's lair collapses, he takes Héloïse's and her son's hand and gets them to safety.
  • Race Lift: Of the human race variety.
  • Scary Black Man: He was one in the book, now he's a green skinned alien.
  • The Voiceless: In contrast to the Count's other servants.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Sometimes.

Andrea Cavalcanti aka Benedetto

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP) Liam O'Brien (English)


Albert de Morcerf

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (JP), Aya Endo (JP, young), Johnny Yong Bosch (EN, as Kevin Hatcher), Wendee Lee (EN, young)

Mercedes de Morcerf

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Karen Strassman (EN)

  • Ambiguously Brown: Is a lot more tan than everyone else in Paris due to being Catalan instead of ethnically French.
  • Break the Cutie
  • Femme Fatale: Downplayed. She dresses every bit like an overly rich Femme Fatale but her personality is fairly innocent. She's the only one of the parents who isn't a selfish asshole or committed heinous crimes and as such is the only one who gets a good ending.
  • Good Parents: Is a kind and loving mother to Albert.
  • Proper Lady

Fernand de Morcerff aka Fernand Mondego

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), Paul St Peter (as Francis C. Cole, EN)

  • Badass: He shows that he is a competent fighter when facing off in a mecha fight against the Count.
  • Broken Pedestal: He's one to Albert when it's revealed his aristocracy was bought and committed various atrocities during his time as a soldier.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Technically gray/silver due to age.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Franz.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Unlike Villefort and Danglars who are in loveless marriages and think of their children as little more than tools to become wealthier or more powerful Fernand genuinely loves his wife and son.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: A lot of his war record is falsified and he has committed war crimes in the past. However, he is a capable soldier as shown with his battle against the Count.
  • If I Can't Have You: Morcerf shoots his wife and son when he realizes he has lost everything.
  • Large Ham
  • Love Makes You Evil: Fernand's Start of Darkness (I was tired of living that loser life) was being pushed over the edge due to his being on the losing end of the Love Triangle between him and his childhood best friends Mercedes and Edmond, which he attributed in large part to the fact that he was poor and struggling in his own profession while Dantes was rich and successful in his career.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Or rather send him to prison to spend the rest of his life.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He realizes his actions and selfishness have hurt everyone he ever loved and apologizes to the Count for what he did to him.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Dies by his own hand at the side of Edmond, his best friend who he betrayed years ago.
  • Start of Darkness: Of the three men who betrayed Edmond Dantes, Fernand is the most sympathetic, just wanting to be more than a lowly dock worker at Marseilles and to be loved by Mercedes. Unfortunately it meant he had to reveal the presence of a letter to the authorities and betray his best friend. He's also the only one to accept and show regret for his actions and genuinely apologizes to the Count.
  • Villainous Breakdown


Eugenie Danglars

Voiced by: Chie Nakamura (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)

Baron Jullian Danglars

Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), Doug Stone (EN)

Madame Victoria de Danglars

Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (JP), Jane Alan (EN)


Valentine de Villefort

Voiced by: Junko Miura (JP), Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

  • Arranged Marriage: Has been set up to marry Franz since they were both children. She seems to be alright with it, but Franz can't think of her as anything but a friend.
  • The Beard: Not intentionally, but this is definitely one reason Franz initially pursues their arranged marriage.
  • Damsel in Distress
  • Ill Girl Because her stepmother is poisoning her.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Maximilien.
  • Proper Lady
  • Uptown Girl: To Maximilien who is considered unsuitable for her due to his lower class.

Crown Prosecutor Gérard de Villefort

Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto (JP), Abe Lasser (EN)

  • Ambition Is Evil: Due to his family name being on the letter revealing the conspirators who killed the Prince, Villefort had Dantes convicted as a scandal surrounding his family would have damaged Villefort's chances of ascending higher in the government and society.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: It's implied he's somewhat responsible for his father's condition. Partially it was due to the pressure of living up to his family name with his father working in the Ministry of the Interior.
  • Hanging Judge: Even called one by a civilian.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Flashbacks show the young Villefort to be a bishonen with a much friendlier expression. It's suggested that being evil along with age gave him his current appearance.
  • High-Class Glass
  • Scary Shiny Monocle

Héloïse Villefort

Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (JP), Julie Ann Taylor (EN)

Noirtier Villefort

Voiced by: Tony Oliver (EN)

  • Cool Old Guy: The only other adult besides Mercedes who isn't a selfish asshole.
  • The Voiceless: Suffered a stroke years ago and is bound to a wheelchair and respirator as a result.

     Luigi's Gang 

Luigi Vampa

Voiced by: Tamio Sobami (JP), William Frederick Knight (EN)


Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

  • Ambiguous Gender: The anime never confirms if Peppo is really male or female. Peppo was confirmed to be male by the manga adaptation, as well as originally being a boy crossdressing as a girl to seduce Albert in the novel.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • The Imp: She's not outright malicious, but she LOVES screwing with Albert's naiveté.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: The reason she gives for helping Albert crash Eugenie's wedding. And from the look on her face as they drive away, she's not just messing with him this time.
  • Love Redeems: Implied to be the reason she ultimately helps Albert.
  • Meido
  • The Mole: Was the Count's spy.
  • Transsexual: Possible. In her final appearance in the commercial she says: "You too can be reborn", which seems to imply that that's what she's done.
    • CharacterDevelopment: It can also be taken as everyone can be reborn and redeem themselves, just like the Count and Albert.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser

     Other Characters 

Franz d'Epinay

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (JP), Ezra Weisz (as Ethan Murray EN)

Maximilien Morel

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Tony Oliver (EN)

Raoul de Château-Renaud

Voiced by: MIKI (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

  • Cool Car: Is a fan of them
  • Hidden Depths: He's one of the least seen of Albert's group of friends, only serving to introduce them to Maximilien, and helping them rescue Valentine. However when Albert is beaten unconscious by a group of guards, Raoul saves him, subdues the guards, and get's his bike back off-screen (he was a soldier). After that, he has a surprisingly deep conversation with Albert, saying he likes cars more than people because their easier to understand, and despite that he volunteered his car to be the getaway vehicle when rescuing Valentine (it got shot up). He also begins crying at Franz's death.

Lucien Debray

Voiced by: Jin Domon (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He might be having an affair with Eugenie's mom, but he takes no pleasure in it as her husband seems to have put him up to it. He also doesn't hesitate when his friends are in trouble and is more than happy to help Franz uncover what Gankutsuou is.
  • Those Two Guys: With Beauchamp


Voiced by: Testu Shiratori (JP), Erik Davies (EN)

  • Intrepid Reporter: Takes his job as a journalist very seriously as he wants to make sure the public knows the truth. This is in spite of him unfortunately having to write a piece on Albert's father.

Gaspard Caderousse

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Kirk Thornton (EN)

  • Gag Nose
  • Gonk: He's an ugly, dwarfish man.
  • Jerkass: A greedy, vindictive slimeball who is clearly getting a kick out of blackmailing Fernand and the others.
  • Karma Houdini: He's the ONLY one of the four men who got Dantes jailed that doesn't get the hammer dropped on him.