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Characters: Pandora Hearts

Character sheet for Pandora Hearts. All spoilers will be unmarked.
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    The Abyss 

Alice

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
The B-Rabbit, a Chain whom Oz meets in the Abyss. She is the daughter of Lacie and her twin became the Will of The Abyss.

Will of The Abyss/Alice

Cheshire

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi

An anthropomorphic cat who answers only to the Will of the Abyss and dedicates himself as her guardian, tracking down Alice in order to kill her and prevent her from stealing the memories he protects.

  • Bystander Syndrome: He states flatly in chapter 98 that as long as something doesn't affect the Will of the Abyss, he doesn't care.
  • Cat Boy: The appearance he takes on during most of his screentime is that of a rugged young boy, although it's later shown that he used to be a normal cat. The same black cat owned by Alice before the Tragedy of Sablier.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: One of his forms is that of a twisted grin in a dark background.
  • Devoted to You: To The Will of The Abyss (aka Ax-Crazy White Alice).
  • Eye Scream: During his time as an ordinary cat, Vincent sheared his eyes out as retaliation to Alice's treatment of him and his brother Vincent. While this actually killed the cat, Cheshire's soul was brought to the Abyss, where the Will of the Abyss constructed him a new body and turned him into an unique Chain. Later on, he was grafted with Break's left eye when the latter first stumbled into the Abyss.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has a single red eye, while the other half of his face is covered. It turns out it used to be Break's as replacement for his own eyes, which got sheared by Vincent.
  • Spanner in the Works: Becomes a big one to Glen Baskerville in chapter 94, dragging him and Vincent back in time to the Tragedy of Sablier instead of Glen's desired time.

    Vessalius Household 

Oz Vessalius

Voiced by: Junko Minagawa

The 15 year-old protagonist. Easy-going and generally a cheerful kid. Not. Is cast into the Abyss by the red-cloaked Baskervilles for a 'sin'—his very existence. His Chain is B-Rabbit (Alice), short for Blood-Stained Black Rabbit. In fact he is revealed to be B-Rabbit himself.

Jack Vessalius

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

The hero of the Tragedy of Sablier who currently resides within Oz's body, having used his own in a gruesome sacrifice to seal away Glen Baskerville's soul. As it turns out, he was Evil All Along and revealed to be extremely broken and violently insane in his obsessive love for Lacie, eventually resolving to drop the entire world into the Abyss for her sake because she loved it so much. Possibly based on Lewis Carroll.

  • The Ageless: Or at least, close enough that he hasn't aged in a century.
  • All-Loving Hero: Subverted.
  • Always Save the Girl: It's become evidently clear that he values Lacie above everything and everyone and will stop at nothing in order to fulfill what he believes is Lacie's wish—by bringing the world to her in the Abyss.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • Bastard Bastard: He was the son of a concubine and a nobleman from the Vessalius household. And he basically wants to send the world into the Abyss.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: His obsession with Lacie stems from from this. A girl who he had likely only known for one day.
  • Beneath the Mask
  • Berserk Button: Trying to figure out his true nature or preventing his attempts to bring Lacie back and later bringing the world into the Abyss. Glen/Oswald's attempt at uncovering his true nature provokes him into throwing his drink in Oswald's face. In a flashback in Retrace LXX, he gets inwardly pushed when Glen tells him that it's impossible to bring Lacie back from the Abyss. In Retrace LXXIV, his buttons are pressed when both Glen and Alice, in their own ways, prevent him from bringing the world to Lacie in the Abyss. When Oscar so much as describes him as water in the same way that Glen/Oswald does in Retrace LXXXII, thus reminding him of Glen/Oswald, he snaps.
  • Big Bad: Is either directly or indirectly the cause for almost everything bad that's happened to the main cast due to his quest to send the world into the Abyss.
  • Bishounen
  • Blood Spattered Innocents: Gets one courtesy of Lacie and some thugs.
  • Broken Pedestal: To pretty much everyone who believed in him. Including those who trusted him such as Vincent.
  • Cartwright Curse: In the Pandora Hearts Volume 22 Drama CD, he tries to help Levi and his writing block by describing his past experiences with dating and how all the women he's dated has had tragic ends, his previous girlfriends having died, succumbed to illness, or have committed suicide. Or he might have killed them (as the character based on him in Levi's novel did).
  • The Charmer
  • The Chessmaster: A benevolent variant. Except not really.
  • Damaged Soul: His soul was broken to pieces in the clash between B-Rabbit and the Will of the Abyss. Some of the fragments were swept into Alice's memories, creating the "Jack Vessalius" of modern times. The rest faded away.
  • Determinator: He succumbed to murder, theft, and prostitution in order to rise the ranks of the Vessalius family and reunite with Lacie, and he will do whatever it takes to bring Lacie back from the dead when he learns Glen/Oswald killed her. When that doesn't work? He will do whatever it takes to fulfill what he's convinced himself into believing is Lacie's "wish"—bringing the world to Lacie in the Abyss because she loves the world so much.
  • Devoted to You: To his duty to prevent another great tragedy. To protecting his best friend Glen's reputation and saving his soul. To Alice, whom he refers to as a most-precious person. Which is quite doubtful as of late. His devotion to Lacie, on the other hand...
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Lacie. This is subverted in Retrace LXXII, as when given the chance, he never crossed the line in his relationship with her—a line, that Lacie suspects, he had drawn himself. In the Pandora Hearts Volume 22 Drama CD, Lacie admits to Oswald that he doesn't love her and can't love anyone.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • He's shown to resent and be disgusted with his mother for becoming so blindly obsessed with his father after the latter abandons her. He ends up being even more obsessed with the first girl who is nice to him after she leaves him.
    • Combined with Dramatically Missing the Point, he is convinced that Lacie's unfulfilled wish is to be reunited with the world in the Abyss because 1) he is unable to bring her back from the dead, and 2) she is separated from the world she loves so much. In reality, Lacie ultimately accepts her death and is merely thankful that she was able to live in the world that she loved so much.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Towards Lacie. He only briefly meets her before his obsession kicks in, all because she was nice to him.
  • Empty Shell: In both life and as a fragment of his soul. So much as trying to figure out his true character is a Berserk Button for him.
    Oswald: To me... Jack Vessalius... feels like water. [...] Yes. Like a stretch of water so silent and still, even fish avoid it. When you look into it, the only thing you see is your own reflection. You can't see his true nature. Even though he's right in front of me... I can't shake the uncomfortable feeling that no one's actually there.
    Oscar: Someone once compared you to water. It was probably an accurate description. Even though this is the man behind the Tragedy, I can feel neither malice nor benevolence from him. Whenever you try to grasp him... He slips away... like water through a sieve. Then... who is this person? He... is... Nothing.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He might be crazy and willing to make the entire world fall into the Abyss, but even he's disgusted by Isla Yura for wanting to do it just for fun.
  • Evil All Along: The "evil" part is debatable, but he was still the true instigator of the Tragedy of Sablier.
  • Fountain of Youth: According to Oz, the power of the Abyss turned his body back into a child.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Up until his formal introduction.
  • The Faceless: Up until he formally introduces himself to Pandora and Oz's gang.
  • False Friend: To Glen/Oswald, Will of the Abyss, and Arthur Barma. He acts as Oswald's friend in order to be near Lacie and only sticks around the Baskervilles post-Lacie's death to learn more about the Abyss in hopes of bringing Lacie back from the dead. He befriends Alice (Will of the Abyss) and preys on her loneliness in order to use her to help him create B-Rabbit and bring the world into the Abyss. He purposely befriends Arthur in order to meet Arthur's sister Miranda, who is inevitably the person who enables him to reunite with Lacie.
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • Grand Theft Me: He can hijack Oz's body if the situation calls for it. Subverted in that Oz's "body" turned out to be Jack's all along.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Averted. For someone who's so obsessed with Lacie, he harbors no jealousy or ill-will when he learns Levi's in love with her in the Volume 22 Drama CD. He actually thinks that the pair might suit each other well since they've known each other for so long and understand each other.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hannibal Lecture/"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one to Oz in Retrace LXX. Subverted in that all his words are, in a sense, true.
    Jack: This body does not belong... to Oz Vessalius. Nothing can belong to someone like you. You can't achieve anything. You can't become anything. You can't! You just can't! Because you are nothing... You are nothingness... Because you destroy everything!
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Up until he reveals himself after the Cheshire arc.
  • Heroic BSOD: Twice. First when he learns that Lacie has died and again after he sees Lacie's last memory.
  • Heroic Spirit: Subverted.
  • Hidden Depths: Turns out he isn't the princely hero everyone makes him out to be, or, indeed, a hero at all.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: In spite of finding out that Lacie initially doesn't remember him, he doesn't particularly mind because he admires Lacie all the more for how free-spirited she is and how she can't be tied down by anything.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • He prefers not to be called the Hero of Sablier. Because he isn't.
    • He refers to Oswald by his given name up until Oswald refuses to allow him to bring Lacie back from the dead. From that point on, he mentally disassociates Oswald as Lacie's older brother and refers to him as "Glen" from then on.
  • I Owe You My Life: Feels this way about Lacie to the point where Lacie's mere existence is the only thing that ties him to the world.
  • I Will Find You: He spends eight years searching for Lacie. He eventually finds her... and then she dies.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Watashi.
  • Light Is Not Good
  • Like Father, Like Son: Like his mother, he developed an obsession with the person he loves.
  • Living Lie Detector: He confesses to Levi that he learned how to tell when people were lying in order to survive. He knew that Lacie was lying when she told him to not visit the Baskerville mansion due to preparations for a ceremony in a week in Retrace LXVIII, but he didn't realize that it was because of her impending death until later. Levi mentally notes that this is just a ''little'' messed up.
    Levi: He accepted her answer even though he knew it was a lie. This guy is as pure... as he is twisted.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Love Makes You Evil: Subverted. According to Lacie and him in the Pandora Hearts Volume 22 Drama CD, his feelings for her aren't love; Lacie tells Oswald that he can't love anyone while he finds his feelings are hard to describe when explaining himself to Levi (the Volume 18.5 evidence guidebook claims he's "obsessed" with Lacie, not in love with her). That being said, it doesn't make his feelings any less crazy/mad or evil.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Master of the Mixed Message: He may be obsessed with Lacie, but it's ambiguous whether or not his feelings are romantic. While he's explaining himself to Levi in the Volume 22 Drama CD, he can't quite express what exactly he may feel for Lacie or if it's love; he simply wants to be by her side.
  • Memento MacGuffin: The earring that he receives from Lacie after she leaves him to return to the Baskervilles. The earring is what tips Lacie off on who Jack is when they reunite eight years later, and he later receives Lacie's other earring from Glen/Oswald after her death.
  • Mysterious Protector: To everyone in general. Specifically, towards Oz and Alice. Or so it seemed.
  • Posthumous Character: Yes, really. He didn't reincarnate, nor has he been revived. The real Jack Vessalius died during the Tragedy of Sablier and the remnant of his soul faded over the following century. All that remains are fractured part of his soul that continue to try to accomplish his goal.
  • Powers via Possession: He takes over Oz when the situation calls for him to step in and/or speak.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: If he can't bring Lacie back into the world, then he'll just bring the world to Lacie. In the Abyss.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His braid.
  • The Reveal: He was the one who caused the Tragedy of Sablier and had an obsession with Lacie, not Glen.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He only has eyes for Lacie. But subverted in that while he's hopelessly devoted to her, he does not cross the line in their relationship when given a chance, a line that Lacie believes he put there himself.
  • Snow Means Love: Snow is often associated with his relationship with Lacie. It was snowing when he first met Lacie and when he reunited with her.
    • Snow Means Death: And it was snowing on the day he found out that she was dead.
  • Soul Fragment: Every one of his appearances outside of flashbacks are merely the remnants of his soul, which shattered during the Tragedy.
  • Spirit Advisor: To Oz.
  • Stalker with a Crush: For Lacie, who he spends eight years searching for after they first met. See Yandere.
  • Start of Darkness: Though he wasn't completely "good" to begin with, losing Lacie and seeing her remaining feelings through Oz are what puts him on the deep end and convinces him that if Lacie can't be brought back to the world that she loves, then he'll just have to bring the world to her in the Abyss.
  • Stepford Smiler: Fits all three types, but most notably Type C. He puts up the friendly, smiling act and asks little questions so the Baskervilles won't keep him away from Lacie, and following Lacie's death, he continues this routine with Glen/Oswald so he can lower the latter's guard and learn more about the Abyss in order to bring Lacie back, and eventually, fulfill what he perceives to be her wish.
    His sudden smile concealed a violent passion.
  • Tragic Hero: Subverted.
  • Tragic Villain
  • Undying Loyalty: To Lacie.
  • The Unfettered: Pre-Lacie's death, everything he does is to reunite with her. Post-Lacie's death, everything he does is to bring the world into the Abyss out of Lacie's love for the world. And he has no problems with doing anything and everything it takes to make this goal into a reality.
  • Unreliable Expositor
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: His plans change from being by Lacie's side to bringing her back from the dead to bringing the world to her in the Abyss.
  • Walking Spoiler: His existence is not, nor is the fact that he was involved in the Tragedy of Sablier. Everything that actually has to do with him personally, however... well, look up at the white space.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He genuinely wants to fulfill what he believes is Lacie's wish. Said wish involves sending the world into the Abyss.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He spent his early life on the streets because he was an illegitimate child. Lacie was the first to ever have shown him genuine kindness. It backfired horribly though.
  • Yandere: He is to Lacie as Oz is to Alice... except about a hundred times worse.
    Jack: To me... this world is like a dark night that swallows everything. But since you came into my life... and you were so kind, to find me. I don't need friends or status anymore. I only need... to have you by my side! Lacie!

Zai Vessalius

Voiced by: Tooru Ookawa
  • Abusive Parents: Especially towards Oz.
  • Anti-Villain: He only wants revenge on the man who murdered his son, he thinks murdered his wife, and to stop the Tragedy of Sablier from repeating itself.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Oscar's Abel. He even murdered his brother in cold blood.
  • The Chessmaster
  • The Faceless: Subverted in chapter 92 where his face (specifically, his eyes) is finally revealed. This is justified in that, until that moment, Oz was too afraid to meet his eyes.
  • Freudian Excuse: He blames Oz for the death of his biological son, which he later found out to be the result of Jack's manipulation. Oz was essentially guilty by association in his eyes. Since he knew that Oz was Jack's body, when his wife died in an unrelated coach crash shortly after Ada's birth, he blamed Oz and Jack even more, thinking that Jack was in control of his life.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen
  • Hidden Depths: Most of his horrible actions actually make a lot of sense and even become somewhat sympathetic when you find out why he's doing them.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: The legendary Jack comes up to him in the form of a child, explaining that his body will soon revert to that of a baby and he will lose all of his memories, and that what little of his power he can still use has shown him that Zai's unborn child will be still-born. So Jack warns him that the dreaded Baskervilles are still after him, and will use his body, which holds the power of B-Rabbit in order to reenact the events of the Tragedy of Sablier, and that he needs Zai's help to keep his body safe from them, so he asks him to raise Oz in place of his child. Naturally, he accepts. But then... it's revealed that Jack was not only the one responsible for the Tragedy, and that the Baskervilles were only trying to stop him, but that Jack also murdered his son in order to set things in place to unite the Abyss and the real world. Suddenly, his hatred for Oz and joining up with the Baskervilles makes a lot of sense...
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: He refers to Oz as a thing. Makes his Abusive Parent status all the more apparent. Subverted, as Oz indeed isn't human and Zai was simply the only character to be aware of it.
  • Jerkass
  • Pet the Dog: Despite the horrible way he treated Oz and the distant way he treated Ada, he truly loves his daughter and is unwilling to see her hurt.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The guy just really misses his wife and he let that consume him. There's no doubt that he's a prick, but it's easy to see how he got there, and even feel sorry for him.

Ada Vessalius

Voiced by: Kaori Fukuhara
Oz's little sister. As a child she usually tagged along with whatever mischief Oz is up to with Gilbert. Has a cat named Dinah and later Snowdrop.

Oscar Vessalius

Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu
Oz and Ada's Uncle.

     Nightray Household 

  • Big Screwed-Up Family: By the present time.
  • Cassandra Truth: Raymond Nightray from 100 years ago had a feeling something bad would happen if they didn't keep the Barmas and Vessalius away from the Baskervilles. He was right.
  • Feuding Families: With the Vessalius household thanks to what happened 100 years ago.
  • Kill 'em All: Not counting the servants, only the adoptive children survive.
  • Off with His Head!: The only Nightray by blood who doesn't leave this way is Elliot Nightray, who unknowingly contributed to the headcount.

Raven/Gilbert Nightray/Baskerville

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi
The mysterious man who shows up along with Sharon and Break after Oz escapes from the Abyss. Turns out Raven is in fact the name of his Chain and what everyone calls him within Pandora, and he's actually Oz's most trusted servant and best friend, aged ten years during Oz's time in the Abyss. Based on Bill the Lizard from Alice in Wonderland. His Chain is based on the Monstrous Crow.

Vincent Nightray/Baskerville

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

The younger brother of Gilbert Nightray. Probably is the most screwed up character in the series. His Chain is Dormouse/Yamane, which induces sleep. And Demios, aka The Red Queen, aka the original Headhunter.

Echo/Noise/Zwei

Voiced by: Ryō Hirohashi
The usually silent servant of Vincent. She was created by her and Noise's Chain Doldee in order to prevent the strain the chain put on the latter's mind from making her go insane (By dividing it between the two personalities). Her actual name is Doldum, derived from Alice in Wonderland's Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Both
  • Declaration of Protection:
    • Although she forgot her mission after she began to develop a personality of her own, Echo eventually remembers that it's her duty to protect Noise's heart from the influence of Doldee. Once she remembers she helps Noise restore her true memories and feelings.
    • Noise swore to protect Vincent as a big sister.
  • Meaningful Name: Echo is, well, an echo. You know, she doesn't have a high regard of herself. Her Split Personality's name is Noise, a sound louder than an echo, meaning that she's the dominant one. The Baskervilles refer to them collectively as Zwei, which means "two" in German, because there are two of them in the same body.
  • Modesty Shorts: A bit of it can be seen on this DVD cover.
  • Split Personality: This is another connection to the characters Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
  • Vague Age: Echo claims to be sixteen, but this becomes doubtful when considering Noise never aged in the ten-year gap.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Echo

Noise

Elliot Nightray

Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima
The youngest child of the Nightray household. Thanks to the influence of his family, he hates the Vessalius household with a passion for painting them as responsible for the Tragedy of Sabliér. However, he and Oz have overcome this boundary and are aiming to repair the broken relationship between the households. He was later revealed to be the unknowing core Contractor of Humpty Dumpty.

Leo/Glen Baskerville

Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe

Elliot's valet. He may not take his master's side all the time, but the two are still good friends. He is later revealed to be the current vessel for the soul of Glen Baskerville, and has recently made a contract with Jabberwock.

  • A Death in the Limelight: Subverted, as he survives getting impaled by a Chain, since he is a Baskerville.
  • Adorkable: The way he expressed his interest in a snake and the chasm in Sablier definitely make him this. Until he lost his glasses and got his haircut, but even after all that, he still had a few moments.
  • Badass Bookworm: Though, the Badass part seems to be limited to his Accidental Aiming Skills. He also survives having a bookshelf (a mini one, but still) thrown at him once. Then, there's the realization of being the current Glen Baskerville and his recent contract with Jabberwock...
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Helps that it's his default outfit. Especially so after he becomes a Baskerville.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Lashes out on Elliot in Retrace 50, surprising even Oz and Gilbert. It was mentioned in the same chapter that he is actually a hot-head himself; it's just that Elliot tends to lose his temper before Leo even gets the chance to.
    • Even Vincent, of all people, lampshades this in Retrace 63.
    Vincent: Despite his mild-mannered appearance, he can be pretty brutal...
  • Bishōnen: Well, [[TheGlassesGottaGo he does clean up nicely...]]
  • Blinding Bangs: Wears his hair like this when not wearing his glasses. Turns out to be invoked, as it was mentioned his mother let him grow his hair that way to help him stop seeing and hearing things. He has abandoned this look after the ImportantHaircut in Retrace LXI, though.
  • Bookworm: Many characters do fit this, but he's noteworthy for explicitly stating his fondness for books. He also prides himself in his speed-reading, which allows him to read five to eight books a day.
  • Break the Cutie: He really blames himself for Elliot's misfortune and eventual death. And it's certainly [[ShootTheDog not getting any better for him.]]
  • Broken Bird: A male example. Meeting Elliot helped him out of this, but Elliot's death broke him worse.
  • Covert Pervert: His interest in books even reaches rather devious territories, if one of the recaps and the Retrace 42.5 Drama CD omake are to be believed.
  • Creepy Child: Doesn't seem to have any qualms against causing another tragedy if it meant killing the Will of the Abyss, for one. There are also his statements about "a game of tag" with Oz.
  • Cute and Psycho: After siding with the Baskervilles.
  • Defrosting Ice King: It was through Elliot that Leo learned how to handle children, thus appreciating the orphans as his siblings. He was also able to learn to open up to anyone in the first place through Elliot.
  • Devoted to You: All things considered, he's this to Elliot. Until becoming a Baskerville, that is, though he still thinks highly of Elliot.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Tried to kill someone for trying to cut his hair, and had to be restrained by Elliot. It's implied this isn't the first time something like this happened. Turns out said hair helped him hide the Abyss lights from his vision.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • Eye Tropes
    • Curtains Match the Window: Black eyes to match black hair. Specks of golden light in his eyes aside.
    • Exotic Eye Designs: Considering the Hellish Pupils and Reflective Eyes examples below.
    • Eye Color Dissonance: Not even the author is consistent in coloring his eyes. Notable eye colors Leo gets in official art include purple and blue.
    • Hellish Pupils: The same kind as Lottie's.
    • Reflective Eyes: A variation in that it happens all the time with the gold specks of light he sees, very well becoming a main part of his eyes.
    • Technicolor Eyes: He has pitch black eyes that reflect the Abyss lights he sees.
    • What Beautiful Eyes: As Elliot and Vincent can attest to. Even the author seems to enjoy drawing his eyes whenever she can, and has even stated her desire to draw a big picture with them!
  • Face-Heel Turn: As of siding with the Baskervilles. Except the Baskervilles were never really evil in the first place.
  • Failure-to-Save Murder: Even Oswald blamed him for having let Humpty Dumpty stab and make an illegal contract with Elliot, which was something poor Leo wouldn't have expected, anyway.
  • Freakiness Shame: Insists on hiding his eyes, which baffles Elliot because he thinks they're beautiful.
  • Freak Out!: His reaction to Elliot's death had a lot of sobbing and screaming. He went on with this as Pandora was interrogating him until Vincent came along.
  • Friendless Background: Before meeting Elliot. It has been noted that all the children in his village avoided him when he was young and when his mother died, nobody said a thing about his being taken away by authorities.
  • Hates Being Touched: Has knocked away a little girl for trying to touch his bangs. He also doesn't respond well to Vincent insisting on moving really close to him, and especially not to Vincent following up on his order to lick his shoes after flustering him really bad.
  • Healing Factor: A given for Baskervilles, especially Glen Baskerville. Especially notable when getting impaled by a Chain merely knocked him out for a little while.
  • Hearing Voices: Hearing the voices of the previous Glens comes with being Glen's reincarnation. Understandably, [[IJustWantToBeNormal he doesn't appreciate it.]]
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With his master Elliot.
  • Hidden Depths: He's not just Elliot's bookworm servant/friend; he's the potential vessel for Glen Baskerville, and once Elliot dies, Leo relents and becomes Glen's host. All of the Glens, that is.
  • I Am Who?/King Incognito: Never found out that the reason he could see and hear things was because of his status as the current vessel of Glen Baskerville until Vincent told him about this in Retrace 61.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Grew his Blinding Bangs just so he wouldn't have to see and hear things, thus not having to be "the weird one" anymore.
  • Immortality: A given with being Glen Baskerville. See Oswald's and Levi's respective entries below.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Retrace 65, courtesy of Jack. Being a Baskerville, he lives, but he was still knocked out for a moment.
  • Important Haircut: Gets one in Retrace 61. Notable because of the above example for Disproportionate Retribution, since this haircut means that Leo saw no need to hide from the Abyss lights and Glen voices anymore, which growing his hair helped him with.
  • It's All My Fault: Feels this way towards Elliot's death, among many other things. See also They Died Because of You below.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One/Blessed with Suck: On top of having to suffer the same effect of distortion as the other Glens, he ended up living with having to see Abyss lights and hear the voices of the previous Glens without anyone to understand his predicament, making him consider himself "the weird one".
  • Japanese Pronouns: Boku.
  • Likes Older Women: According to an omake that came with the Retrace 42.5 Drama CD.
    • Though, from another omake, Vincent mentions hearing that Leo seems to view "real women and the like to be pigs, absolute pigs", implying the above to be a joke.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Even after his Important Haircut, he still keeps his hair shoulder-length.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Elliot had to keep him from touching the corpse of a human mutated by the Abyss once. There was also an omake picture for Volume 11 wherein Leo expresses interest in seeing the insides of the author's Author Avatar, which is a black cat with a pink mustache.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses/Scary Shiny Glasses: Not like he needs them. Or keeps them for long.
  • Opposites Attract: Leo has stated that he and Elliot are complete opposites, but that's precisely why Elliot is so important to him.
  • Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: Tells Oz with a smile on his face to kill him if he ever causes Elliot serious harm.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Actually has a temper as bad, if not worse, as Elliot's. His usually acting as The Straight Man and The Tease for Elliot didn't make this obvious, though, until he snapped and threw chairs and a table at Elliot. This doesn't seem to be the first time it happened.
  • Refusal of the Call: Not that he even knew that the voices in his head are actually real and important, but he still refused to acknowledge them, going as far as to grow his hair just to block them out, along with the Abyss lights he sees.
  • Resigned to the Call: Eventually becomes this with being Glen.
  • Sanity Slippage: Tends to accuse himself of this since childhood due to seeing and hearing things. Not helped by the fact that his version of things happening don't match that of Elliot's, nor anybody else's for that matter. Then Elliot dies and he becomes a Baskerville and everything goes downhill from there.
  • Slasher Smile/Broken Smile: Tends to flash these as of late, though he's already done one earlier.
  • Spear Counterpart: Has been noted by the fandom to look like a male Alice and Lacie.
  • Super Toughness: Recovers pretty quickly from falling down a set of stairs. This is because he's really a Baskerville. He is also only knocked out momentarily from being impaled by a chain.
  • They Died Because of You: According to the previous Glen (Or Oswald), Leo may have stopped Elliot from dying then and there, but that doesn't mean he has saved him. He internalizes this after Elliot's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Granted, his recent contract with Jabberwock still puts a strain on his body. But compare being able to control Jabberwock with having to rely on the guns or swords he's not even good with.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 2 with Elliot.
  • Walking Spoiler: As Leo Baskerville, especially since his being Glen Baskerville can be a dead give-away for Glen's true nature.
  • Yandere: For Elliot. Seriously. This trope runs rampant in the series.
  • Young and in Charge/A Child Shall Lead Them: Ends up becoming Duke Baskerville at age 16.

    Rainsworth Household 

Sharon Rainsworth

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
Grand-daughter of Duchess Rainsworth. She often appears when other characters (more than often her Battle Butler, Break) need someone to talk to when things get rough. She is dignified and lady-like, notable for her number of Gorgeous Period Dress changes to date. Her Chain is Eques, a black unicorn, based on the Unicorn from Through the Looking-Glass.

Xerxes Break/Kevin Regnard

Voiced by: Akira Ishida
Sharon's servant. Has a habit of slipping into the room without warning (and appears to enjoy scaring the occupants, especially if it's Reim). His Chain is Mad Hatter and his previous Chain was Albus, the White Knight.

Sheryl Rainsworth

Sharon's crippled grandmother and the mother of Shelly Rainsworth. Her chain is the Owl. Is the childhood friend of Rufus Barma.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:Some of the artworks and omakes featuring Cheryl and Rufus shows that he often gives her flowers, letters and whatnot while she looks away in indifference.
  • Berserk Button: Never make illusions of her. Rufus learned that the hard way.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Outwardly, she may appear warm, feeble and matronly, but he tongue is as sharp as any blade and have we mentioned her Chain is badass?
  • Brutal Honesty: While she is a rare example in that she's still as polite as she can be with this trope, she's not afraid to tell people what she thinks of them, or, in Sharon's case, what she thinks they should do/how they should behave. She's also ready to cut people (Rufus more often than not) down to size. Her "red roses are vulgar - I don't like them" line may be the most memorable.
  • Childhood Friends: With Rufus Barma.
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's become far warmer than she was in her youth if Rufus' flashback is anything to go by, although she still doesn't mince her words.
  • Handicapped Badass
  • Japanese Pronouns: Watashi.
  • Never Mess with Granny
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Sharon seems to have inherited this from her.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She's always in a good mood and it's quite scary especially when she's angry.

Shelly Rainsworth

Sharon's mother, a woman legendary for her beauty and gentle personality.

  • Buxom Is Better: Admired by Break and Reim for being very well-endowed.
  • Hidden Eyes: Every time she's been shown, her eyes are concealed behind her bangs.
  • Ill Girl: Sharon mentions her mother's ill health as the reason for attending Oz's coming-of-age ceremony in Shelly's stead.
  • Love Redeems: Nursed a post-Abyss Kevin back to health, and is credited with helping shape him into the present-day Xerxes Break. Whether this was platonic love or something more isn't elaborated on.
  • Post Humous Character: While she was alive at the very beginning of the series, she died long before Oz returned from the abyss.

     Barma Household 

Rufus Barma

Voiced by: Yuya Uchida

The longest-living duke out of all four dukes. Claims to be the most knowledgeable man ever, all thanks to his endless craving for more information. The master of facade and illusion with the help of his Chain Dodo.

Reim Lunettes

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

A servant of the Barma dukedom. Doesn't stand out in crowds. His Chain is March Hare.

Miranda Barma

A noblewoman who lived in Sablier a hundred years ago. She played a key role in the Tragedy of Sablier, by telling Vincent Nightray of how to open the Door to the Abyss.

  • Ax-Crazy: She even had a axe which she used to behead her victims.
  • Collector of the Strange: Collected the heads/skulls of people.
  • Cute and Psycho: Has the appearance of a sweet-natured high-class lady. Just don't have a nice head, lest she behead you . . .
  • Evil Redhead: She's obsessed with decapitating people and collecting their heads. And that's without getting into her Yandere tendencies . . .
  • Fate Worse than Death: When she unsuccessfully tried to murder Oswald, he chose not to simply to kill her there and then. Instead, Oswald allowed for her to fall into the Abyss alive; thus purposefully excluding her from the hundred-year cycle of rebirth, and then causing her to mutate into a monstrous Chain, which later became known as Demios the Head-Hunter.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Was the one who manipulated Vincent into opening the Door to the Abyss a hundred years ago.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She had an obsession with the occult and the Abyss, and most notably about collecting people's heads.
  • Off with His Head!: To get other people's heads.
  • Posthumous Character: She's currently dead, thankfully.
  • Was Once a Man: Following the Tragedy of Sablier; she fell into the Abyss and became the Chain known as Demios, the Head-Hunter.
  • Villainous Friendship: Had one with Jack Vessalius, and the two of them ultimately planned the Tragedy of Sablier together.
  • Yandere: For Oswald, and specifically, his lovely head. She was arguably as much of a yandere as Jack himself, so it's probably no wonder that they quickly became such close allies and friends.

Arthur Barma

Rufus' ancestor, a foreign nobleman who came to Sablier a hundred years ago. He is also Miranda's brother and was manipulated by Jack Vessalius into writing records of the Tragedy of Sablier, and portraying the Baskervilles as the main instigators.

     Baskerville Household 

  • The Chosen Many: The reason why they're Baskervilles is not because of blood ties but rather because of being chosen by the lights of the Abyss.
    • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Their connection to the Abyss means they distort the world around them, and this is all the more true for those chosen to be Glen Baskerville's vessel.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Many of them, namely Fang, Doug, and possibly Lottie, really aren't that bad, except for the fact that they're unflinchingly loyal to the Big Bad. And then it turns out that they weren't working for the Big Bad, but were Hero Antagonists all along.
  • Five-Bad Band: The five named Baskervilles (sans Lacie) form one of these, although there are more Baskervilles than just the five of them.
    • Big Bad: Glen Baskerville. Later becomes a sort of Big Good.
    • The Dragon: Lottie — Though Glen seems to place quite a bit of trust in potentially useful non-Baskervilles (namely Rufus Barma, Vincent Nightray, and Xai Vessalius), Lottie seems to be just below him in the Baskervilles' internal hierarchy.
    • The Evil Genius: Fang — Though more of a Genius Bruiser than a Mad Scientist, he seems to be the most intelligent one of his companions, and from what little we've seen of him, he's a capable tactician.
    • The Brute: Doug — While he breaks the stereotype by possessing intelligence and lacking a cruel streak, he doesn't seem to have much authority in the Baskervilles and seems to be more Lottie's bodyguard than anything.
    • The Dark Chick: Lily
  • Hero Antagonist
  • Hero with Bad Publicity
  • Kick the Dog: After Glen left for Sablier, all of the Baskervilles besides Lottie and Doug began to beat the captive Break, and even Sharon.
  • Super Toughness: Being more Chain than human, the only powers related to the Abyss can mortally wound them.

Oswald Baskerville/Glen Baskerville

Voiced by: Kissho Taniyama
The enigmatic leader of the Baskervilles and the one who caused the Tragedy of Sabliér. Or so we thought.

  • Adorkable: That bird? On his head? Do we need any more examples?
    • Oh yes we do. How about that time when he squeezes his cheeks bemusedly after Jack says that he's looking sterner than normal?
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Lacie.
  • Annoying Younger Siblings: Lacie to Oswald during their teen years, it seems. Whenever they had fights, Lacie would run away from home and would only come back after Oswald apologized to her. Lacie has mellowed out since.
  • The Atoner: He attempts to atone for killing Lacie by taking care of her daughter, Alice.
  • Awesome by Analysis: It was his job to dig up dirt on everyone and anyone before he became Glen. Jack is understandably shocked when Oswald deconstructs and explains his existence to Levi when they first meet.
  • Badass Long Robe
  • Battle Butler: to Levi, the previous Glen.
  • Berserk Button: He ''does not'' react well when Jack suggests bringing Lacie back from the dead.
  • Big Bad: It was assumed that he was the one behind the Tragedy of Sabliér until it was revealed Jack was the one who did it, and Glen wasn't all that bad.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He knocks Jack out seconds after the latter reunites with and embraces Lacie. In the Pandora Hearts Volume 22 Drama CD, he disapproves of Levi being in love with Lacie.
  • Bishounen
  • Break the Cutie: The days when he and Lacie could be found racketeering all over the Baskerville mansion are long gone.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: See Miranda Barma above. Oswald is a little too clueless about this one...
  • The Comically Serious: Consider how often he keeps his poker face in otherwise hilarious scenes.
  • Devoted to You: To Lacie, which essentially fuels the plot. Or does it?
  • Failure-to-Save Murder: He blames himself for Lacie being a Child of Misfortune.
  • Feather Motif: Black feathers, like the Five Black-Feathered Chains he controls.
  • Grand Theft Me: As of Retrace 78, Glen's consciousness has fully taken over Leo, now that all Sealing Stones are destroyed. Glen has also remarked that Leo doesn't even have the strength to fight against his influence.
  • Gray and Gray Morality: He wants to undo the Tragedy of Sablier, but this means undoing all of the good that came about after it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He was the one who had to be physically separated in order to seal something away, not the other way around.
  • Hidden Depths: His expressions have now extended to THREE ranges: the poker face, the shocked face and the 'I've just totally lost it' face. We even get a tiny smile now and then. Plus, he genuinely cares for Alice and Gilbert. When he realizes that Sablier will be thrown into the Abyss, he immediately thinks about what he can do to save as many people as possible. Glen has clearly asserted himself as a very different character as opposed to the individual he was first introduced as.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Levi, seemingly, as Oswald was Levi's attendant before the former became Glen. Oswald also seem to feed Levi information pertaining to nobles that attended Baskerville banquets and balls. As the Glen candidate, he was always by Levi's side.
  • Immortality: A mix of Body Surf, Legacy Immortality and From a Single Cell, though the latter doesn't work with Abyss-related powers. Interrupting the ceremony also triggered Resurrective Immortality, and subsequently, Grand Theft Me on Leo.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Never directly stated, but very much implied. Levi describes him as popular, but Jack says that Glen was often found in solidarity. He composes his own melodies and it appears as though Gilbert often found him in his study whenever he couldn't sleep. Brainy but lonely, our Glen is.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Being the leader of the powerful Baskervilles isn't as great as it sounds. On top of distorting the world around him even more than usual for a Baskerville, poor Oswald was unlucky enough to end up making his sister Lacie a Child of Misfortune.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Watashi.
  • Love Makes You Evil: He caused the Tragedy of Sabliér when he lost his love Lacie to the Abyss. Subverted as it turns out that everything that happened to "him" actually happened to Jack instead.
  • Little Sister Worship: Towards Lacie in the Volume 22 Drama CD.
  • Meaningful Name: Think of how it's pronounced: Ozwald. It turns out Oz was named after him. Plus, Oswald, broken down into its two elements, means 'os' (god) and wald (rule). Oswald has been described as king of the emissaries of the Abyss on occasion and his character is based upon the Red King from Alice in Wonderland.
  • Mercy Kill: Ordered the massacre at Sabliér in a last, desperate attempt to save the citizens from being pulled into the Abyss. If he couldn't save them from the Tragedy, he'd at least save their souls from being cut off from the 100 year cycle of rebirth.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Briefly in Retrace LXVII.
  • My Sister Is Off Limits: His reaction to Levi being in love with Lacie in the Volume 22 Drama CD.
  • Parental Substitute: to Alice and Gil.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Purple Eyes
  • Promotion to Parent: Not only with Alice, but with Gilbert as well.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Has this effect with the red Baskerville robe and his black outfit. Then it's subverted, since he was never evil in the first place.
  • Sanity Slippage
  • Set Right What Once Was Wrong: After possessing Leo, he sets his goal as travelling back to the past and killing Lacie in order to prevent the Tragedy from ever happening. He is also very willing to kill Oz (and subsequently, Jack) to stop them from interfering.
  • Ship Tease: He and Lottie were broached as a possible pairing. Then Miranda muscled in on the plot and that ship burned before it left the harbor.
  • Shoot the Dog: Upon becoming the next Glen Baskerville, he was forced to send his sister Lacie into the Abyss.
  • So Proud of You: He and Gil have a moment that messes up your grey cells. Gil has just shot Oz on Oswald's orders, seems to be down with a severe case of PTSD and Oswald ends up patting him on the shoulder and saying that he's happy Gil is still his servant.
  • Spirit Advisor: Along with the previous Glens, he was this towards Leo, though, the latter didn't really appreciate the help, considering how the voices established his status as "the weird one", and eventually was able to get them blocked out. At least for the time being.
  • The Stoic
    • Not So Stoic: He reacts badly when Jack suggests bringing Lacie back from the dead and for causing the Tragedy of Sabliér and stabbing Gil. Also, in Retrace LXXII, he confesses to Lacie (prior to her death) that he'll be lonely without her. And then he totally loses it when he finds out that Jack tried to plunge the world into the Abyss and ruin his party.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Sure, he managed to avert the end of the world all those years ago. But possessing Leo's body and then ordering Gil to kill Oz? It may have been necessary, but it was a shocker.

Levi Baskerville/Glen Baskerville

The former Glen Baskerville, preceding Oswald. He impregnated Lacie as part of an experiment and is the father of both Alice and the Will of the Abyss. When he died, he became the chain Humpty Dumpty.

  • Bishounen
  • Dissonant Serenity
    • He frequently does this, such as when warning Jack Vessalius that he could have him killed and nobody would notice.
    • Another example is when he explains to a young Lacie about her [[YourDaysAreNumbered fate]] without having the smile on his face waver.
  • For Science!: He impregnated Lacie as part of an experiment: to see if her child could become a host for the Core of the Abyss and how this factor would affect the immortal Baskervilles.
  • Hellish Pupils: Oh yes. There have been hints here and there that indicate they weren't always that way, though.
  • Immortality
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Purple Eyes: Naturally, Alice and Will of the Abyss inherited their eye color from him.
  • Spirit Advisor: See Oswald above.
  • Was Once a Man: Then he rotted into what we now know as Humpty Dumpty.
  • Walking Spoiler: Was the father of Alice. Also, his existence is an indication of the fact that Glen Baskerville is not a normal human.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Not exactly evil, but definitely not portrayed as a nice person.
  • Wife Husbandry: Though, without the marriage. He and Lacie had a father-daughter relationship that eventually grew to something that resembled a relationship between two lovers. It is stated in the Volume 18.5 Evidence Guidebook that he "liked Lacie as a mature woman" and claims to be in love with Lacie in the Volume 22 Drama CD, though Lacie doesn't believe him and claims it was a joke to see how Oswald would react to the confession.

Lottie

Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi

A Baskerville who initially appears to interrogate Oz with Fang and Doug, who appear to follow her lead. She's a bit unhinged, and placed very high in the Baskervilles' internal hierarchy.

Fang

A skilled Baskerville who works for Lottie. Something of a Token Good Teammate and, when we actually see him, a tactician of sorts.

Doug

A stoic giant who seems to be Lottie's bodyguard. Despite his size, he's quite fast and an extremely skilled fighter.

  • Badass: This guy went toe to toe with Break, and this is after Break established his own badass credentials by slaughtering at least half a dozen Baskervilles single-handedly.
  • The Big Guy
  • Carry a Big Stick: His weapon of choice is a massive morning star (spiked mace).
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Doug really cares for Lottie, Fang, and Lily, and he is more than willing to take the bullet for any one of them. Case in point, when Sheryl used Owl to blind and deafen everyone, including Break and the Baskervilles he was fighting, Doug's first instinct was to grab Lottie and Lily and shield them with his body.
  • Genius Bruiser: He doesn't talk much so we don't know exactly how smart he is, but Doug is not stupid. In fact, he and Vincent were once seen playing chess together, and though Vince beat Doug quite easily, the fact that such a skilled player would want to play against Doug should say something. He is also one of the most perceptive characters in the series.
  • Hidden Depths: A recap shows that he can actually draw well.
  • In the Hood: He's the only one of the named Baskervilles who seems to insist on always wearing his hood.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The dude is massive and hits like a tank with his weapon of choice: a massive spiked mace. He's also ridiculously fast; Lottie and Lily often use him as a means of quick transport, and he was nimble enough to keep up with Break in a fight. And he was tough enough to take a hit from the Mad Hatter and survive.
  • Noble Demon: He'll follow orders to the letter, but he himself is not at all evil. Case in point: aside from Lottie, he was the only Baskerville who didn't beat Break in retaliation for killing Baskervilles earlier.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Fang, Lottie, and Lily.
  • The Quiet One: Doug rarely says a word, preferring to let Fang or Lottie talk for him, and when he does speak, it's usually only a word at a time.
  • The Stoic: One wonders if he even has emotions.
  • Submissive Badass: He may well be the most dangerous Baskerville aside from Glen, yet he always looks to Lottie for his cues.

Lily

Lacie Baskerville

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