The main character of the story; a Japanese boy who left to study abroad to escape the shadow of his successful brothers. By some twist of fate, he becomes a messenger and companion to the most eccentric pupil in the school, Victorique.
Interchangeable Asian Cultures: It takes quite a few of the citizens of Sauville more than one go to correctly identify Kazuya's country of origin. Hardly surprising, given the relative lack of international travel at the time.
Awesomeness by Analysis: Among other things, Victorique is able to use a revolver to hit a target the size of a box of cigarettes at several hundred meters from a speeding train despite never picked one up in her life - all she needed was for Kujo to help her support it.
Child by Rape: Victorique thinks she is an illegitimate daughter of the de Blois family with a politically-troublesome mother, which is why she's spent most of her life isolated from the rest of society. She's actually a Tyke Bomb the Marquis raped out of a stray superhuman. Whom he abandoned in a Bedlam Houseafter she was born.
Clear Their Name: She goes to the Village of the Gray Wolves to prove her mother's innocence in the crime of killing a priest.
Cute Clumsy Girl: Most of the scenes of her running will have her trip and fall on her face.
Not so much a matter of clumsiness than that she has never worn anything remotely suitable for any kind of physical activity in the course of the series; high heels, petticoats and frilly dresses don't make running exactly easy.
Dark and Troubled Past: Lived in a small, dark cell for most of her life, was treated with zero affection, and even after being moved to nicer quarters, had her movements heavily restricted.
Earn Your Happy Ending: She manages to escape from Sauville and be reunited with Kazuya at Japan after having to flee to the other end of the world alone in the middle of World War II while being a criminal refugee.
Emotionless Girl: She seems to be this at first, but she's really just repressing her emotions.
Expy: Of Rozen Maiden's Shinku. The long blond hair, the Elegant Gothic Lolita dresses, the reserved, yet bossy attitude, the red dress she wears in the OP and the fact she is constantly compared to a doll makes it blatant obvious. Her mother is even voiced by Shinku's seiyuu.
Kick the Dog: In Episode 13 when Kazuya says it should be OK for him to use the library lift Victorique responds: "Seeing you huffing and puffing in agony, your out of shape thighs straining as you plod up and down the stairs for me... Is one of my greatest pleasures!"
Lack of Empathy: The people who raised her assumed this to be true of Grey Wolves in general, causing her no end of psychological hang-ups as she grew up.
Meaningful Name: Victorique is the french version of Victorica which means Victory. The Marquis de Blois seems to want her to personify the purpose of leading Sauville to prosperity in every way.
Memento MacGuffin: She has a pendant she says is really important to her. It Was a Gift from her mother. However, she loses it while she saves Kazuya from falling off a cliff. Later, to make up for the lost one, Kazuya gives her an identical pendant.
No Social Skills: Victorique never really had a chance to develop them thanks to having been hidden away from society due to being a nobleman's illegitimate daughter, resulting in her characteristic bluntness and making such things as her attempts atpolite laughter a... memorable experience for all present.
Older Than She Looks: In accordance with being a Grey Wolf. Other characters' recollections peg her age as being about fifteen, but she looks more like ten or twelve. Lampshaded in the description put out by the authorities after she flees Sauville, where concerned citizens are asked to look for 'a fifteen-year-old who looks about ten'.
Parental Abandonment: For... complicated reasons. Her father has her locked at the academy because he plans to use her as a weapon for the upcoming "second storm". Her mother was thrown away by her father after having outlived her usefulness. Though she's still alive, and still cares about her daughter.
Phone-In Detective: Very common for Victorique, due to the restrictions her family have placed on her movements. In fact, it's implied to be the exclusive method by which she helped out Grevil before Kazuya came along.
Sheltered Aristocrat: A rather dark version. She was hidden away from society due to being a nobleman's illegitimate daughter and lived in a small, dark cell for most of her life. Even after she was sent off to school, she's under strict orders to never leave the campus and only in exceptional circumstances does she obtain permission from Grevil to leave. It's really no surprise that she's got No Social Skills.
Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She's tiny, incredibly bossy and has been known to kick Kazuya or smack him if he defies her.
Tsundere: A more reserved version, verging on Sugar and Ice Personality. She really does care about Kujo, but she treats him like her personal servant, acts haughty and demanding and kicks or smacks him if he defies her. For example, when she drops some books on the Second Kuiaran's head in order to save Kujo, she says "Get away from Kujo! [throws books] That guy is my... servant."
What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Initially had a few problems with this, mostly because everyone who raised her assumed Grey Wolves to be incapable of it. She starts to figure it out after meeting Kazuya, though.
The Dragon: Though not apparent early on, he plays along in his father's schemes, using his position within the police to further them. At times, this dances towards My Master, Right or Wrong, however, and he gets decidedly lax in his duties when his father's not around.
Kick the Dog: The end of Episode 22 is basically one big puppy stomping fest for him. When Kujo comes to him for help after nearly being sent back to Japan, he takes him as hostage to blackmail Victorique into obeying the Ministry of the Occult.
Modern Major General: He has all the skills to be an excellent street policeman, but is absolutely useless as the chief inspector. Would also qualify for The Peter Principle, except that his aristocratic privilege meant he bypassed going through the lower ranks by a wide margin.
Obfuscating Stupidity: He's still not all that bright, but can put on a good show of playing dumb when necessary in an investigation.
A famous magician who's had some encounters with Kujo. Has some kind of connection to Victorique's mother.In Episode 19, it is revealed that as a boy, he had a crush on Cordelia, and witnessed her abduction by Albert de Blois, and in Episode 21, it is revealed that he's actually two people - a pair of identical twins.
Heroic Sacrifice: One of them stays with Cordelia to help her take down de Blois and release Victorique from his grasp, which is pretty much a death sentence. Unfortunately the other one decides to try and kill Victorique.
Break the Cutie: OhMyGod. Episode 19 - The Birth Of Victorique. She was never married to Marquis Albert de Blois. He simply realized that Cordelia Gallo was a stray superhuman suitable for breeding him a Tyke Bomb. He kidnapped her that very night, then raped her. For months on end, as she was his prisoner for a solid year before the Screaming Birth... which probably had something to do with having to squat out Albert's superbaby while chained to a stone altar and surrounded by scary guys in hooded robes. Afterwards, she sees her baby for maybe three seconds before passing out and waking up in a Bedlam House because Albert had no more use for her. Worst part? Even though her first love broke her out of the Bedlam House, she picked up a severe case of Babies Make Everything Better at some point in the pregnancy and can't bring herself to get the hell out of Sauville because that would mean leaving Victorique in Albert's sick hands. Her only bright(ish) spot is one of de Blois' men having a microsecond of regret at the whole thing and slipping her Victorique's picture.
Heroic Sacrifice: At the ceremony of de Blois' appointment as Sauville's first-ever prime minister, Cordelia switches places with Victorique and sends her away with one of the Roscoes. At the ceremony, Cordelia kills de Blois, but is slain herself by one of his minions.
Spanner in the Works: By the end of the series, Marquis Albert, the local Magnificent Bastard, has outgambitted his rivals from the science academy, both the king and the country under firm control and Victorique, his trump card, in his grasp. Then, Cordelia and Roscoe screw him all over.
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After he'd had her provide him with a child, the Marquis de Blois dumped Cordelia in an asylum. Not, strictly speaking, a death sentence, but considering that this was the 1910s, close enough.
Voiced by: Katsunosuke Hori
The current village elder of the Village of the Gray Wolves.
Grevil's childhood friend who he is in love with and the wife of the current Superintendent-General of the Sauville Police. Before her engagement to Superintendent-General Signore, she was framed for the murder of a veterinarian and this caused Grevil to resort to asking help to his younger sister Victorique, for an unusual price.
Body Double: Coco switches places with her maidservant in a Heroic Sacrifice on the latter's part after the birth of a Chocolate Baby. She is then murdered in her queen's place. King Rupert then hires a Body Double for the dead maid (who he believes to be Coco).
The Chessmaster: His vendetta with the Marquis de Blois results in plenty of hidden underground actions against each other. In the end, Blois outgambits him. Although, after the Marquis' death, he returns to his former post.
Grevil's and Victorique's father. A powerful noble in the kingdom, the Head of the Ministry of Occult (which opposes the science academy) and one of King Rupert's closer advisors. Roger's political enemy.
Abusive Dad: Grevil is greatly intimidated by him and he has a nasty habit of locking his daughter in towers, away from human contact. He also refers to Victorique as a tool for extra points.