[[folder: Monte Cristo]]

!!'''The Count of Monte Cristo [[spoiler: aka Edmond Dantes]]'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata (JP), Creator/JamiesonPrice (EN)

An eccentric aristocrat who, one day, just arrived on Luna and began acting as if he owned the place. Within a few years, he [[Fiction500 practically did]].

Shortly after this meeting, he calls upon the favor Albert owes him, and is introduced to Parisian society. From there, he sets a plan into motion that will change the face of the entire human empire.

* AdaptationalVillainy: While most versions of the story show the Count in an entirely heroic light, and while he was arguably featured as heroic even in Dumas' novel, it's hard to deny that the literary Count is [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally ambiguous]] MagnificentBastard, given that his machinations ruin far more innocent lives than just those who wronged him. ''THIS'' version, however, shows as he would seem to those innocent bystanders... which is absolutely satanic.
* AFatherToHisMen: one of the few ways he is nicer than the count of the book is in how he treats his servants. The way he treated Ali in the book is how he treats all of them here. [[spoiler: When he is sure he will die, he leaves his fortune evenly split between the survivors of his gang.]]
* AffablyEvil
* AGlassOfChianti
* AntiVillain: Unlike most versions of the tale, the Count's plots are shown without the filter of the story being told from his point of view, which means they're presented as twisted, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], and downright psychotic actions with no regard towards innocents caught in the wake. Then again, the three ''direct'' targets of his wrath ''[[KickTheSonOfABitch completely deserve it]]'', so you can't help but root for him when those exact people get their just-desserts.
* BadassBaritone: Particularly in the English dub.
* BadassCape
* BeardOfEvil: Dantes was clean-shaven, while the Count has a beard
* BecomingTheMask: In the beginning The Count only pretends to like Albert when in reality he only views him as a tool for his revenge. [[spoiler: However, as time goes on, he finds himself developing genuine affection for Albert which causes him lots of angst and heartbreak, but ultimately saves him in the end.]]
* [[spoiler: BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil]]
* BrokenAce
* ByronicHero: A villainous example.
* CapeSwish
* CardCarryingVillain: [[spoiler: Once his plans come to fruition he tries to act like he's pure evil with saying Albert was foolish for ever trusting him, how Haydee was just a pawn in his game, and trying to kill Albert. Ultimately he's struggling with being cold-hearted and his inability to become a complete monster are what save him.]]
* TheChessmaster: He planned nearly '''everything'''.
* ConsummateLiar
* DarkerAndEdgier: While the Count from the original novel was at least a little heroic, here's he's undoubtedly a VillainProtagonist, and is much more devious and ruthless with some of his tactics. That probably has a lot to do with the [[spoiler: DealWithTheDevil]] this adaptation brings along.
* [[spoiler: DealWithTheDevil: As it turns out, he (perhaps inadvertently) made a deal with a demon of sorts called "Gankutsuou" (known as ''The Ruler of the Cave'' in the American version). While Edmond [[ICannotSelfTerminate begged for someone to kill him]], Gankutsuou heard his cries and recognized the future Count's potential and instead, granted him the strength and means to gain revenge - as long as Edmond allowed the cold-blooded demon to possess him. Because of Gankutsuou, he is afflicted with an odd condition which causes his body to be crystalline, revealing his bones and internal organs, and giving him blue skin, as well.]]
* DeathGlare: He pulls off a few; particularly noticeable during his last meeting with Danglars.
* DevilInPlainSight: As well as ObviouslyEvil.
* DualityMotif: He has a red eye and a green eye. This symbolizes not only his moral ambiguity and inner conflicts, but also the fact that he is [[spoiler: [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot part-human, part-monster, part-alive, part-undead and part-earthling, part-alien]] through his symbiosis with Gankutsuou]]. The duality symbolism is also present in some representations of his crest, a stylized heart divided into two clear compartments with different colours to represent [[spoiler:his remaining human feelings and the fact that he is gradually turning into a cold-hearted monster]].
* EasilyForgiven [[spoiler: In spite of the Count making Albert's life hell in his quest for vengeance against the men who wronged him (up to trying to ''kill Albert'') Albert forgives him and saves his soul.]]
* EccentricMillionaire
* [[spoiler: EldritchAbomination: Probably what Gankutsuou is.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Dantes was a soldier, the Count is supernaturally powered.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* EvilCounterpart: To Albert.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: His first handshake to Albert feels cold.
* FacialMarkings: The "eyes" on the Count's forehead are a manifestation of his power, and are only visible when he's using it.
** These facial (later full body) markings are a {{Homage}} to Alfred Bester's ''TheStarsMyDestination'' (aka ''Tiger! Tiger!''), one main source of inspiration for the writer.
* FangsAreEvil
* [[spoiler: FalseFriend: To Albert, but with some BecomingTheMask.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: What he[[spoiler: received after being wrongfully imprisoned, used as part of the WetwareCPU for the Chateau d'If. The agony was such he actually would have died purely from the pain alone had the same system not been forcibly keeping him alive. Also, what he wants to do to those that wronged him.]]
** Also what will happen if [[spoiler: he dies while possessed by Gankutsuo.]]
* Fiction500: Even accounting for 3000 years of inflation, the figures we hear make it obvious the Count would ''still'' be a trillionare by today's standards. Beauchamp notes that his BigFancyHouse alone is basically made up of solid 24-karat gold for no reason other than to show off to the other nobility.
* [[spoiler: GoMadFromTheIsolation]]
* GoodHairEvilHair: Not only his goatee, but his long, curly, dark hair can be unsettling, as well as a stark contrast to everyone else's.
* [[spoiler: TheHeartless: He might be this.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: The further along the series goes the more it becomes apparent that the Count is not much better than the men who betrayed him.]]
* LargeHam
* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems]]
* ManipulativeBastard
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: This is one of the things that draws Albert to him.
* [[spoiler: NarratorAllAlong]]
* NominalHero
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OminousOperaCape[=/=]PimpedOutCape: Somehow manages to have ''both'' of these.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Technically not a vampire, but looks like one, and is compared to one in more than one occasion as a ShoutOut to the original novel, where he is briefly compared to Polidori's Lord Ruthven, one of the earliest examples of suave gentleman vampires in fiction.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* SanitySlippage
* [[spoiler: SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Gankutsuou was sealed away for a thousand years in the Chateau d'If, but has been residing within the count since the two escaped together. If the count dies with Gankutsuou still inside him, then Gankutsuou will finally be free to wreak havoc upon the galaxy.]]
* SlasherSmile
* [[spoiler: SplitPersonalityTakeover]]
* TheSpook: Played straight for half the series, as no one has ''any'' concrete data about anything earlier than when he arrived on Luna. While all of his documents are totally valid and legal, no one knows how he got them or who he was beforehand. When Albert's politician friend tries to investigate him in the Royal Archives, his (extremely high level) clearence only gets him the vaguest hints about who The Count is.
* [[spoiler: SuperpoweredEvilSide: The titular Gankutsuou.]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TookALevelInBadass: Apparently, this is what Chateau d'If does to you.
* TheHeavy: What else would you expect from the titular character?
* TheTrickster
* TheUnfettered: In the manga, Albert waxes poetic about how "free" he seems.
* UnusualEars: The Count has pointed ears.
* WickedCultured
* VillainProtagonist
* VillainousFriendship: type 3 with all of his servants, occasionally a type 1 shows through.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And blue skin, apparently.

!!'''Giovanni Bertuccio'''
->Voiced by: Creator/KoujiIshii (JP), Creator/BeauBillingslea (as John Daniels) (EN)

* AffablyEvil: Almost always formal.
* BareYourMidriff: Male example.
* BattleButler: Looks and acts the part.
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: 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.]]
* BodyguardingABadass: The Count is way more powerful than he is, but his function is to fight so the count doesn't have to.
* TheDragon: Possibly CoDragons with Baptistin, but he appears in the position more often, directly accepting orders and carrying them out.
* LimitedWardrobe: Odd considering every other character (even Ali) changes clothes at least once. Subverted in the final episode.
* [[spoiler: RammingAlwaysWorks: 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.]]
* SaltAndPepper: The more calm Pepper to Baptistin's salt
* ScaryBlackMan
* SinisterShades: Mostly OpaqueLenses, and sometimes his eyes show through, usually when he shows a softer side. Near the end, when struggling with a moral choice [[spoiler: shooting Albert]] one is opaque, one is clear.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Baptistin
* TheTragicRose: He opens up the final episode with one [[spoiler: throwing it into the pit where the Count's house once was, and where he died.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Mentions he'd follow his master into hell, [[spoiler: 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.]]
* UnusualEars: He has a pair, coupled with a matching pair of fangs - neither of which he had before joining the Count's team.
* VillainousRescue: Episode 2, he and Baptistin rush in and save Albert from Luigi's gang.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Opens up his fight in episode 2 with a clothesline move.

->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)

* BattleButler: Serves drinks, chauffeurs the count, steers his boat, fences with him, and subdues his enemies.
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: 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.]]
* BodyguardingABadass: He and Bertuccio fight so the count doesn't, to hide the fact that he's so powerful.
* CoDragons: Though Bertuccio seems to be the more active of the two.
* FauxAffablyEvil: His facial expressions and tone give off the idea that he's mocking other people.
* LimitedWardrobe: Pretty noticeable when everyone else always wears different clothes.
* [[spoiler: OnlyAFleshWound: 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.]]
* [[spoiler: PetTheDog: 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.]]
* SaltAndPepper: The more radical salt to Bertuccio's pepper.
* [[spoiler: TakingTheBullet: When the count shoots at Albert and Bertuccio, he jumps into the bullets path and takes it in the arm.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Bertuccio
* UndyingLoyalty: To the count, [[spoiler: 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.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene

->Voiced by: Creator/AkikoYajima (JP), Creator/StephanieSheh (EN)

* [[spoiler: DragonAscendant: She wasn't TheDragon, per say, but at the end of the series, she's in charge and the other three servants willingly follow her.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* HappinessInSlavery: Happy as the count's servant, as there are far worse fates, and he treats her well.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to the man who put her in her position [[spoiler: Fernand]] and exposes him as a fraud.
* SpannerInTheWorks: She threw one into Fernand's bid for presidency, and accused him of War crimes, just like the Count planned.
* TragicKeepsake: 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.


A mute alien slave kept by the count, and who seems to be one of the few people whose company the count actually enjoys. He is extremely skilled at both medicine and horse riding.

* HealingHands: 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.
* PetTheDog: When the Count's lair collapses, he takes [[spoiler: Héloïse's and her son's hand and gets them]] to safety.
* RaceLift: Of the human race variety.
* ScaryBlackMan: He was one in the book, now he's a green skinned alien.
* TheVoiceless: Just like in the book, and in contrast to the Count's other servants.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Sometimes.

!!'''Andrea Cavalcanti''' aka Benedetto
->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki (JP) Creator/LiamOBrien (English)

* BitchInSheepsClothing: He briefly seems to be a highly cultured fop and a decent guy, and continues to put on that persona, but he's really a total psychopath.
* {{Bishonen}}
* [[spoiler: BrotherSisterIncest]][=/=][[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: Does the first by AttemptedRape and the second consensually and probably knew what he was doing in both cases (certainly in the second).
* FreudianExcuse
* HellishPupils
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Benedetto escapes from prison amidst the confusion of the bombardment of Paris, and is last seen in the DistantFinale having become a notorious master criminal.]]
* [[spoiler: [[LukeYouAreMyFather Villefort, You Are My Father]]]]
* OedipusComplex: Andrea takes this to the logical extreme: [[spoiler: although he doesn't kill his father "only" gives him a poison that destroys his mind, he has sex with his mother and tries to rape his half-sister.]]
* OjouRinglets
* [[spoiler: UncannyFamilyResemblance]]: It's not called attention to, but he looks a lot like another character [[spoiler: Eugenie, his half-sister]], except for his HellishPupils.


[[folder: Morcerfs]]
!!'''Albert de Morcerf'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JunFukuyama (JP), Creator/AyaEndo (JP, young), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (EN, as Kevin Hatcher), Creator/WendeeLee (EN, young)

* BeautyMark
* {{Bishounen}}
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey
* CharacterDevelopment: The show's best example. Goes from an immature brat to a brave, generous person who borders on a MessianicArchetype.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: He's known Eugenie since they were kids, but initially they aren't happy about their engagement and bicker constantly. However, it's frustration born of their parents deciding it out of convenience instead of letting them choose. When he starts to care of his own free will Albert is willing to fight for her.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Suffers humiliation, heartbreak, betrayal, and the loss of his father and best friend due to the sins of his father and the Count's machinations. However, he ultimately forgives the Count and saves his soul, is freed from the sins of his father, and is finally reunited with Eugenie, the woman he loves.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[spoiler: His best friend Franz loves him. Also depending on version Peppo]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Franz. [[spoiler: Though the "hetero" part apparently only applies to Albert as Franz is pretty obviously in love with him.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: One of his biggest flaws is that he simply cannot imagine someone is evil until it's rubbed in his face. Sometimes even then.
* IdiotHero: With tragic results.
* IfItsYouItsOkay: A possible interpretation of his feelings for the Count, given that he doesn't show attraction to any other men.
* TheIngenue
* TheMatchmaker: Albert becomes this for Valentine and Maximilien, frequently acting as a mediator between them and attempting to coach Maximilien on how to win her over.
* MrFanservice
* OedipusComplex: While less so than in the book (where it was downright unhealthy at times), it's clear he adores his mother but has difficulty truly connecting with his father, who won't let anyone but Mercedes closer than arms length.
* ObliviousToLove: Three times! Towards Eugenie's attraction to him, and [[spoiler: Peppo and Franz's as well]].
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: To Eugenie, although Albert initially isn't in love with her. [[spoiler: It's only when their engagement is broken off due to the scandals surrounding Albert's father that Albert realizes just how much she means to him]].
* RookieRedRanger
* ShelteredAristocrat.
* TookALevelInBadass: Albert goes from chafing at slight inconveniences to being an extremely courageous young man. [[spoiler: he even walks through the streets of Paris while his father is sacking the city and slaughtering dissidents, instead of running away]]
* [[spoiler:WholesomeCrossdresser: Dresses as a bridesmaid to sneak into Eugenie's wedding contract signing.]]

!!'''Mercedes de Morcerf'''
->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Creator/KarenStrassman (EN)

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Is a lot more tan than everyone else in Paris due to being Catalan instead of ethnically French.
* BreakTheCutie
* FemmeFatale: Downplayed. She dresses every bit like an overly rich Femme Fatale but her personality is fairly innocent. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* GoodParents: Is a kind and loving mother to Albert.
* ProperLady

!!'''Fernand de Morcerff aka Fernand Mondego'''
->Voiced by: Creator/JurotaKosugi (JP), Creator/PaulStPeter (as Francis C. Cole, EN)

%%* BadassBaritone
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: He's one to Albert when it's revealed his aristocracy was bought and committed various atrocities during his time as a soldier.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Technically gray/silver due to age.
* EvilCounterpart: To Franz.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: 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.
* FakeUltimateHero: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* [[spoiler: IfICantHaveYou: Morcerf shoots his wife and son when he realizes he has lost everything.]]
* LargeHam
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Fernand's StartOfDarkness (''I was tired of living that loser life'') was being pushed over the edge due to his being on the losing end of the LoveTriangle 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.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Or rather send him to prison to spend the rest of his life.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: He realizes his actions and selfishness have hurt everyone he ever loved and apologizes to the Count for what he did to him.]]
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: Dies by his own hand at the side of Edmond, his best friend who he betrayed years ago.]]
* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* VillainousBreakdown


[[folder: Danglars]]

!!'''Eugenie Danglars'''
->Voiced by: Creator/ChieNakamura (JP), Creator/MichelleRuff (EN)

* AdaptationalSexuality: See HideYourLesbians
* DamselInDistress
* HideYourLesbians: Strangely for an anime with so much HoYay in it, it drops the suggestion from the novel that Eugénie is a lesbian.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: With Albert, since Eugénie was revealed to have always been in love with him.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: In the original novel she detested Albert ([[DoesNotLikeMen and all other men for that matter]]) and ran away to have a lesbian relationship with her piano instructor. In ''Gankutsuou'' the instructor has been cut out and Eugénie's been changed to something similar to a {{Tsundere}}.
* RunawayBride: Eugénie becomes this towards Andrea, who was forcing her to marry him.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Sees herself this way; near the beginning of the show she reflects on what a privileged upbringing she's had, and how ignorant she is of the world outside her wealthy surroundings. She turns out to be much more level-headed than most examples of this trope, though.
* StepfordSmiler: Type A.
* {{Tsundere}}
* [[spoiler: VictoriousChildhoodFriend]]: Implied to ultimately be this.

!!'''Baron Jullian Danglars'''
->Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), Creator/DougStone (EN)

* BeardOfEvil
* CoolShades
* [[spoiler: DeathByMaterialism: Is left to die in an abandoned ship in space with nothing but gold bars.]]
* DrivenByEnvy
* EvilRedHead
* FatBastard: Although he was skinnier and better looking as a young man (but always a bastard).
** [[spoiler: Of the three men who betrayed Edmond Dantes Danglars is also the least sympathetic, just wanting Edmond thrown in jail because he was caught embezzling funds.]]
* {{Greed}}
* NouveauRiche
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* SinisterShades

!!'''Madame Victoria de Danglars'''
->Voiced by: Creator/NaokoMatsui (JP), Jane Alan (EN)

* YourCheatingHeart: Has several Affairs on her husband [[spoiler: including with the Judge]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]


[[folder: Villeforts]]

!!'''The Villefort Family in General'''

An aristocratic family of barristers, lawyers, and other men of the law. In recent years they suddenly went from a respected if quaint Parisian line to one of the "three corners of power" in Paris, making their patriarch, Gérard, one of the most powerful men in the human empire.

!!'''Valentine de Villefort'''
->Voiced by: Junko Miura (JP), Creator/DorothyEliasFahn (EN)

The reclusive eldest daughter of the Villefort family, born to Gerards late first wife. While she seems like the ideal parisian lady, her health has prevented her from interacting with noble society in any meaningful way.
* ArrangedMarriage: 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.
* [[spoiler: TheBeard]]: Not intentionally, but this is definitely one reason Franz initially pursues their arranged marriage.
* DamselInDistress
* GildedCage: Trapped in her beautiful mansion complex by a mixture of bad health and a worse mother.
* IllGirl: She rarely leaves the home due to an illness. [[spoiler: It turns out this is because her stepmother is poisoning her.]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Maximilien.
* ProperLady
* UptownGirl: To Maximilien who is considered unsuitable for her due to his lower class.

!!'''Crown Prosecutor Gérard de Villefort'''
->Voiced by: Creator/YosukeAkimoto (JP), Abe Lasser (EN)

* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* HangingJudge: Even called one by a civilian.
* IWasQuiteALooker: 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.
* HighClassGlass
* [[ScaryShinyGlasses Scary Shiny Monocle]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Sadistic hanging judge he may be, but when he presents the ultimatum of suicide or life in an asylum [[note]]remember since Gankutsuo is based upon Bourbon Revolution era France, asylums are horrific places intended to fence off the mentally ill, not places intended to cure anyone[[/note]] to [[spoiler: his murderous, backstabbing wife]] large parts of the audience ''cheered''.

!!'''Héloïse Villefort'''
->Voiced by: Creator/KumikoWatanabe (JP), Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (EN)
Gerard Villefort's second, less respectable, and much younger, wife. Not helping her image in Parisian society are the rumors that she beats her children, or at least Valentine, but no one has ever caught her in the act.

* ADateWithRosiePalms: Apparently after sleeping with the Count and getting a poisoned ring; FanDisservice or {{Fanservice}} depending one one's view.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She presents a demure front, but even before she attempts to [[spoiler: poison her stepdaughter]], another character says there are rumors that she beats Valentine regularly.
* DissonantSerenity: Casually laughs at the idea that her father in law fell of his chair and could die, as if it was a joke.
* GreenEyedMonster: Being a second wife to a man much richer than her, and who will leave her son nothing after his death due to inheritance laws, has left her extremely bitter.
* MasterPoisoner: [[spoiler: Subverted: it was the Count who gave her the poison ring she tries to use to kill her husband and stepdaughter.]]
* SecondLove: To Gerard, just like in the novel, except somehow even more resentful about it here.
* SoftSpokenSadist: You wouldn't expect someone so demure to be such a monster.
* VillainousBreakdown:
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Nothing about her or her son Edouard is even mentioned in the DistantFinale.]]

!!'''Noirtier Villefort'''
->Voiced by: Creator/TonyOliver (EN)
A wheelchair bound old man, Nortier lived an eventful life only to be struck by a paralyzing illness in his golden years just as things in his family began to take a turn for the worse. Out of the Villefort, it seems he is the only one who actually loves Valentine.

* CoolOldGuy: The only other adult besides Mercedes who isn't a selfish asshole.
* TheVoiceless: Suffered a stroke years ago and is bound to a wheelchair and respirator as a result.


[[folder: Luigi's Gang]]

!!'''Luigi Vampa'''
->Voiced by: Tamio Sobami (JP), William Frederick Knight (EN)

One of the most infamous mafia bosses on Luna, Luigi Vampa has become greatly feared for kidnapping rich tourists and ransoming them off for astronomical amounts of money. A fan of punctuality, he expects the same adherence to schedules from his "clients" that he shows them.

* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original book, Vampa was a NobleDemon FatherToHisMen who kept Rome "safe" by killing any bandit leader morally worse than himself (especially rapists, whom he absolutely despised) and was in-fact a FriendlyEnemy to Franz and Albert. In the book he was so greatly impressed by the laters bravery that they part with no hard feelings between them. In Gankutsuou, not so much.
* BeardOfEvil
* BerserkButton: He is a stickler for schedules, and will kill people over it. Even if you get the ransom together, he won't accept it a minute late and will execute the prisoner. Being punctual is more important than making money.
* [[spoiler: EyePatchOfPower]]: How he appears later after the event below.
* [[spoiler: EyeScream]]: What the count does to him in their first encounter.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a large scar on his face.
* KnifeNut: Guy loves knives and loves throwing them at people. He even uses them as bookmarks, for some reason.
* OffModel: Luigi's scar goes missing when his face is in close-up in episode 2.
* StarterVillain: The antagonist of the first arc of the show, who sets the rest of the plot in motion.

->Voiced by: Creator/MaiNakahara (JP), Creator/CarrieSavage (EN)

* [[spoiler: AmbiguousGender: 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.]]
* [[spoiler: AmbiguousGenderIdentity: Possibly trans. 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. It can also be taken as [[CharacterDevelopment everyone can be reborn and redeem themselves, just like the Count and Albert]].]]
* [[spoiler: DudeLooksLikeALady]]
* TheImp: She's not outright malicious, but she LOVES screwing with Albert's naiveté.
* [[spoiler:IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: 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.]]
* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems]]: Implied to be the reason she ultimately helps Albert.
* {{Meido}}
* [[spoiler: TheMole: Was the Count's spy.]]
* WholesomeCrossdresser


[[folder: Other Characters]]

!!'''Franz d'Epinay'''
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeHirakawa (JP), Ezra Weisz (as Ethan Murray EN)

Albert's best friend and a member of the aristocracy, the two have been inseperable since Albert and Franz met at the funeral of Franz's father. Due to only belonging to a minor family, he is a lot more DownToEarth than the rest of the nobility.

* BiTheWay: Possibly. In Episode 2, he almost sleeps with a woman before going off to save Albert from the bandits.
* BreakTheCutie
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Despite getting his ass handed to him by the Count in a CurbStompBattle Franz keeps going until the Count gets in close for the coup de grace.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Albert.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Let's face it: Franz is a lot brighter than Albert is.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Reveals later on that this is why he's expected by marry Valentine, who is new money, but wealthy.
* [[spoiler: IncompatibleOrientation: His love for Albert.]]
** Valentine also loves him. While Franz genuinely cares about her he can't see her as anything more than a friend.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Franz's defining trope.
* IWishedYouWereDead: As a child, said this to his father, who died right afterward, and he's been feeling guilt for that ever since.
* LoveHurts
* [[spoiler: MagicalQueer]]: Could definitely be seen this way.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: To his father. Not only did he not say goodbye, he also told him he hopes he never comes back. Oops.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Franz becomes this to the Count when Franz [[spoiler: decides to participate in the duel instead of Albert and gets killed. This not only derails the Count's plan to get rid of his Edmond Dantes part of soul completely but also hands him KarmicDeath in the end.]]
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend

!!'''Maximilien Morel'''
->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuInada (JP), Creator/TonyOliver (EN)

Born in the small fishing town of Marseilles, Maximilien finds himself suddenly inducted into the social circles of the elite after saving the life of the blueblood officer Raoul de Château-Renaud. Due to his status as an outsider, he is able to see aristocratic life for what it is.
* GentleGiant:
* [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Huge Guy]]: To Valentine.
* SecondLove: To Valentine.
* SpaceMarine: Was one, and still has the SuperSoldier physique.
* SuperSoldier: Maximilien is essentially one, having been given muscle enhancements during his time in a special forces unit.

!!'''Raoul de Château-Renaud'''
->Voiced by: MIKI (JP), Creator/YuriLowenthal (EN)

Maximilian's superior officer, and the individual who is sponsoring Max's introduction into high society, like Albert is with the count. After having his life saved by Maximilian, he vowed to help the impoverished soldier and his family. He up-keeps automobiles as a sort of hobby.
* CoolCar: Is a fan of them
* FantasticRacism: Despises aliens due to his experience fighting against them in [[TheGreatOffscreenWar the war]].
* HiddenDepths: 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 [[spoiler: Franz's death]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Looks like a young teenager but is actually an officer in the military.

!!'''Lucien Debray'''
->Voiced by: Jin Domon (JP), Creator/DougErholtz (EN)

* BunnyEarsLawyer: You wouldn't know he was a competent, and (relative to other nobility) honest politician from the way he acts.
* TheDandy: Played up in the English dub, but elements of it were there in the original dub as well.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: 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.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Beauchamp

-> Voiced by: Testu Shiratori (JP), Erik Davies (EN)
A reporter for a Parisian newspaper, Beauchamp is equally infamous as famous for his articles.
* DeadpanSnarker: His job of sifting through the royals' dirty laundry has made him bitterly cynical, and he has the sense of humor to match.
* IntrepidReporter: 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: Creator/NobuoTobita (JP), Creator/KirkThornton (EN)

A poor drunkard from Marsille, Gaspard seems connected to some of the most powerful men in the Empire, though obviously not through any choice of their own. He seeks to take by force what he feels life owes him, though he never resorts to murder. [[spoiler: Actually one of the four who had Dantes imprisoned, he blackmails the others out of a mixture of remorse and avarice]]

* AdaptationalHeroism: Still not a "hero" by any means, but compared to the murderously greedy Gaspard from the book, this slimy con man comes accross as a far better person. After all, the people he is extorting did far, far worse.
* GagNose
* {{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.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: He's the ONLY one of the four men who got Dantes jailed that doesn't get the hammer dropped on him.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: It is hard to feel bad for those he is extorting once you know their pasts.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Bizarrely, as it is a real French name and not a fantasy title. His name should actually be pronounced "Cad-Rue" (with added phlegm on the C) but the show, at least in the English dub, goes for the comically butchered "Cah-Da-Err-Ruse".

A mysterious entity associated in some way with the count. [[spoiler: Apparently the spirit of a dead space pirate, who, due to his immense strength, became... something else entirely... after death.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: '''AND HOW!!!''' The closest thing to him in the novel is Abbé Faria, an Honest Priest and Innocent prisoner who helped Edmond to get out of his prison and guided him to a secret Treasure. Here he is a monster from outer space who fueled him with poisionus wrath.
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler: He was already an infamous space pirate before his death. But whatever he turned into after wasting away is strong enough to rip apart the Chateu D'iff once given a human vessel to channel his power through.]]
* CompositeCharacter: Take the place of Abbé Faria, the Treasure and Edmonds Motive from the novel.
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: An interesting take in that he makes it abundantly clear what he will take from you, but most who make pacts with him are desperate enough that CessationOfExistence sounds preferable to whatever they are going through.]]
* TheDreaded: The government of France (and thus Earth) has actively tried to erase him from existence. See {{TheGhost}}.
* EldritchAbomination:
* TheGhost: In an effort to contain knowledge of his existence, any information the government could get their hands on was either destroyed or sealed away deep in the government archives. The well connected Luigi Vampa didn't even think Gankutsuou existed, and even Lucien's high level clearance can't get him anything more than the thinnest sliver of information. Even at the end of the series, we still know barely anything about Gankutsuou that doesn't involve his interactions with the count.