Hatsune "Hats" Rondo
"Hence the average life of Hatsune Rondo ceased to be average...Just like that."
Our protagonist. Hatsune becomes the latest addition to the Irregulars after being mysteriously thrown back in time. She has a lot of personal demons regarding her mother and her past to say the least, but tries not to let them interfere with her life (A task that begins to become increasingly difficult as the story progresses). Hatsune is overall a smart and relatively friendly girl, with a strong determination to help her friends in everything they do. Admittedly she often takes the "act, don't think" approach to things and ends up messing up or hurting someones feelings as a result, but she is always quick to learn the error of her ways.
- Bifauxnen: Especially in the later volumes
- Bookworm: It's All There in the Manual, as her character description claims she taught herself to read. Her school bag also contains quite a few novels. Also when Morris asks her if she reads, she claims only to "dabble", while in the author comment it is stated that this is a complete and utter lie.
- But Not Too Foreign: Hatsune comes from a British father and a Japanese mother, was raised in Japan all her life, but seems to prefer British culture.
- Can't Spit It Out
- Curtains Match the Window
- Deadpan Snarker: On occasion.
- Disappeared Dad: Her father inexplicably left when she was 5 without so much as a goodbye.
- Hates Being Touched: Initially, particularly in regards to romantic contact
- Freak Out
- Green-Eyed Monster: Why she takes such a quick dislike to Constance.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Was this with Kyoko before going back in time.
- I Choose to Stay: She comes to this conclusion fairly quickly, because she concludes that her life at home really wasn't all that happy.
- Innocent Cohabitation: With Tom
- Like a Fish Takes to Water
- Mood Whiplash: Hatsune does seem remarkably able to recover quickly from all the traumas she suffers throughout the series.
- Parental Neglect: Hatsune's mother stopped paying attention to her around the time her dad left, meaning Hatsune had a very lonely, cold childhood.
- Purple Eyes
- Proud to Be a Geek: To a lesser extent than Kyoko but it's still there, as it's made apparent that she's a fan of Monty Python, Doctor Who and she also makes brief reference to reading H. P. Lovecraft.
- Rape as Backstory
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Or at least she's supposed to be, Sherlock Holmes opts to turn her into one of these claiming that it will hinder her movements as an Irregular less. Most people aren't entirely fooled by her disguise. And all seem strangely accepting that there's a girl dressed as a boy gallivanting around Victorian London.
- The Woobie: Poor girl does have to deal with an awful lot, being taken away from her own time, repeated attempts on her life (and innocence), dealing with the damage her mothers neglect has done to her
- Not to mention her incredibly traumatic back story, as it so happens the reason she was so reluctant to get intimate with Tom is that she was raped at age 14 by a boy in her class at school who also jammed a broken bottle into her leg while he was doing so.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Thomas "Tom" Bellman
"I mean, you have no family, I have no family...It's perfect don't you think?"
An innocent, kind hearted orphan, working during the day as a delivery boy and as a Baker Street Irregular when Sherlock needs him. Tom and Hatsune first meet when he rescues her from Jack the Ripper and takes her under his wing, the two immediately forming a very close bond.
- Black and Grey Morality: While Tom is cited by many as the nicest guy they've ever met, he's proved not above killing criminals if he believed that they hurt his loved ones. In Volume 5, Tom after seeing The Icarus Killer push Hatsune off Big Ben, gets into a fight with him that leaves him hanging off the edge. Tom, so distraught about Hats and believing that the Icarus Killer will only do more harm if allowed to live, pulls his hand away from the ledge, letting him fall into the Thames. Despite this, Tom is clearly traumatised by the act later on.
- Bishōnen: Apparently he has more than a few secret admirers
- Even the Guys Want Him: And how.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Tom and Jack met as children when Tom saved Jack from dying out in the cold, almost at the expense of his own life. Despite Jack leaving the city for a year to try and find work, Tom recognises him immediately upon seeing him again and invites him to join the Baker Street Irregulars of which he is now a member. And the rest is history!
- Oblivious to Love: Turned Up to Eleven with Constance who he thinks, despite her incredibly obvious attempts to flirt with him, is just being nice. Also to a lesser degree with Hatsune, which is odd because she's nowhere near as up front with her feelings.
- This appears to be selective though (Completely acknowledged by the author) as it takes him remarkably little time to work out that Jack is also in love with him when the situation confronts him
- Word of God states that he may actually be Obfuscating Stupidity.
- Parental Abandonment: The only memory he has of his mother is her holding him, crying and apologising. And there's no mention of his parents.
- It's later revealed that Sherlock and Irene are actually his parents but chose not to raise him as their son.
- Stepford Smiler: Behind his Polly Anna facade, it's revealed that Tom is actually incredibly lonely and insecure.
"Way I see it, women are good for nothing! You'll just get in the way!
Tom's best friend and fellow member of the Baker Street Irregulars, who is fiery tempered and headstrong, and taken an dislike to Hatsune simply due to her being a woman. While irrational, slightly insecure and occasionally violent, he is very strongly devoted to Tom and secretly has a heart of gold.
"You know, the truth is I've never been a fair player. I prefer watching you all strain your minds in frustration, trying to comprehend my techniques.
London's second most wanted and haughty aristocrat who at first antagonises the Irregulars but allies with them later on. Jessica is outwardly arrogant and insensitive all due to her isolated upbringing, leaving her with very poor social skills. At night, she becomes the Scarlet Midnight Thief, an elaborate and daring phantom thief who never plays fair with those trying to catch her, all for her own amusement.
- Action Girl: Insanely agile, fast, a good fighter and very handy with a blade.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Jack, although the belligerence is more on his part that hers.
- Black and Grey Morality: While she certainly isn't lawful by any stretch of the word, she offers to help the Irregulars tackle criminals on several occasions and declares herself their ally (Whether they like it or not).
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: The attitude she seems to have towards trying to burn the Irregulars alive, she barely even seems to be able to remember it without their prompting.
- Chaotic Neutral: Fluctuates between this and Chaotic Good.
- Classy Cat-Burglar
- Curtains Match the Window
- For the Evulz: The main reason behind her career as a thief is not for any noble cause, but completely for her own amusement and love of shiny things.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: In the Volume 1 Jessica saves Hatsune and Jack from falling to their deaths but in Volume 2 she's perfectly happy trying to burn Sherlock and the Irregulars alive inside a brewery for no good reason other than perhaps for giggles. Then in Volume 4 she's back saving their lives again and makes an effort to help them catch the Icarus Killer. She even lets the Irregulars stay in her house overnight.
- Gorgeous Period Dress: Described by the author as the "costume monkey", Jessica gets her fair share of bustles and corsets and even a parasol at one point, being a member of an aristocracy.There's even a Speshul Feeechures dedicated to putting her in different period clothing, including a Roaring Twenties flapper dress and a Regency silhouette gown.
- Large Ham: Especially during her hiests, she's full of elaborate hand gestures and high pitched laughing.
- Love at First Sight: With Jack, much to her own dismay
- Near-Rape Experience: After drinking Jack under the table, Jessica takes him back to her room unconscious, kisses him and unbuttons his shirt but then stops and breaks down crying in a What Have I Become? moment
- Rich Bitch: Recently she's become more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
"Aaah! Y'know what I like? Toffee apples! And chocolate! I like that too! And lemonade! I like lemonade and barely sweets..."
Morris is a childish and hyperactive member of the Baker Street Irregulars, who despite only being a year younger than the rest of the Irregulars, looks and acts like a very young child due to unknown "mental problems". Morris is loud, bubbly and cute although can often be a little...creepy.
The man who really needs no introduction. Sherlock's main role is to act a mentor to the Baker Street Irregulars and help them when they're in over their heads.
The only woman ever to outsmart Holmes and ex Opera singer and another character from the original Sherlock Holmes books. Here it appears that her and Holmes have something of a history with one another.
A young match girl who has something of a crush on Tom and is none too subtle about it either.
- The Scrappy
- Yandere: After being rejected by Tom in Volume 5, her expression as he leaves says she's right about ready to go down this path.
Jessica Queen's haughty aristocratic mother, who doesn't have a particularly good relationship with her daughter
The for the most part unseen antagonist of the series, who also needs very little introduction. All that's known is that he has a very high body count and it only looks to get higher. And for some strange reason he seems to know Hatsune's name.
- Bloody Handprint: Leaves two of them on Hatsune's face after the murder of Mary Kelly, proving to the police that Hatsune was not the murderer, as there was no blood on her own hands.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: The Irregulars know absolutely nothing about him, his only motivation so far seems to be "kill prostitutes". But judging by the disturbing fact that he seems to know Hatsune's name and didn't kill her when she walked in on him murdering Mary Kelly he clearly is up to something larger. It's hard to tell at this point if he's even actively antagonising the Irregulars.
- Mind Rape: Hatsune, in an attempt to reach Mary Kelly before Jack can murder her, is too late and catches him in the act. He simply says hello to her and leaves completely traumatising Hatsune to the point of not being able to speak or remember the incident.
- He also managed to make Hatsune have a mini identity crisis, just by brushing past her.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: A staple of his murders.
Hatsune's best friend from the present day. Appears to be something of a geek. It is later revealed that Hatsune and Kyoko met in the nurses office at their school due to Hatsune collapsing from mental stress of bottling up that she was almost raped. Immediately after the fact, Kyoko witnesses Hatsune being forced to perform oral sex on Aki, which Hatsune begs her not to report to the police, and as a result Kyoko invites Hatsune over to her house to comfort her, and the two become good friends. After Aki rapes and almost kills Hatsune later on, Hatsune attributes her life to Kyoko looking after her as she spiraled in to depression.
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