Characters: Pandora Hearts

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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.


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.

  • Alice Allusion: Well, obviously.
  • Amnesiac Hero: She's the most powerful chain in the Abyss who knows only her name, and she inevitably goes on a quest to find her lost memories, though she soon discovers that she may have forgotten them for a good reason. Then she discovers that the painful memories she found were actually those of her twin sister's, and that she once tried to destroy them. Too bad her attempts caused her to forget, too.
  • Animal Motif: Black rabbit, or B-Rabbit for short.
  • Back from the Dead: She dies in the final chapter, but she and Oz somehow come back to life.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the end of Retrace LXXII, she dropkicks Jack (who is possessing Oz), rescuing Oz.
  • Big Eater
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards her twin sister, the Will of Abyss. She thwarts Jack not only to save Oz, but to help her sister as well. She also becomes B-Rabbit to destroy her sister's memories, as the Will of Abyss rationalizes that this will be the most effective way to keep herself from away Jack, who seems to have polluted her mind.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She's a really annoying and mean little brat. She gets better thanks to Character Development.
  • Broken Bird: She may be rude, violent and arrogant, but it's understandable to develop that attitude after having to survive on her own within the Abyss with no memories of who she is.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: When not playing up her Hair-Raising Hare qualities, she counts as this.
  • Character Development: The most prominent example. She starts out as an arrogant, annoying girl who will have her way no matter what, then evolves into generally a much nicer girl as the series goes on. Not to mention her When She Smiles moments.
  • Cool Big Sis: Although they are twins, Alice is this persona to the Will of Abyss.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Dark Is Not Evil: So much.
  • Dead to Begin With: In order to save Oz the B-Rabbit from Jack's control during the Tragedy of Sablier, she killed herself.
  • Declaration of Protection: Before her Heroic Sacrifice, she told Oz the B-Rabbit he was hers and she wouldn't allow anyone to take him away from her. She would protect him with her own hands.
  • Devoted to You: Both Oz and Jack are this towards Alice. The latter is a ruse, though. Alice herself returns the favor to Oz.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Her usual target is poor Oz. She tries to hit others, but they manage to dodge or block most of the time.
  • Driven to Suicide: She ended up committing suicide a hundred years ago to save Oz the B-Rabbit, which doubled as a Heroic Sacrifice as well.
  • Faux Action Girl: She doesn't really get to take down the enemy and is basically a plaything to the smarter and/or stronger members of the cast. Oz and Gil are usually the ones to bail her out. She's not even the true B-rabbit; Oz is.
  • Girl in the Tower: Very much. Jack was her first friend after he discovered her in her lonely prison of a tower. Though, it turns out it was just her twin that was fond of Jack, and not Alice herself. Alice did seem really fond of Levi (though, she doesn't seem aware that they are related) and Oswald, then Glen, though, enough to name her stuffed rabbit after the latter.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Oz was originally her sentient stuffed animal and she absolutely adored him.
  • Go Through Me: She defense Oz from Glen's sword. What saves her is her great resemblance with Lacie, which makes Glen incapable of killing her and Cheshire taking her out of the way.
  • Grand Theft Me: Her disembodied soul pulled this on Oz's chain body after she died, allowing her to become the B-Rabbit.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She's prone to losing her temper when around anyone in general but mainly toward Gilbert, who she constantly fights especially when it concerns Oz.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Who killed Alice? She killed herself in order to protect Oz the B-Rabbit.
  • Horned Hairdo: Her hairstyle includes two cute little "horns".
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Jerkass: She's rude, full of herself, selfish, hits Oz on a regular basis, and doesn't know her own limit. Almost self-explanatory, really.
  • Large Ham: Aside from the Incredibly Lame Pun, in the manga she's very prone to shouting whatever the hell she wants.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Daughter of Levi Baskerville. She was his experiment. Too bad he got a bit more than he asked for with twins.
  • Meido: When she and Oz disguise themselves.
  • My Parents Are Dead
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Blood-Stained Black Rabbit.
  • Nephewism: After both Levi and Lacie are dead, Uncle Glen!Oswald has to take care of Alice on his own.
  • The Nicknamer: She tends to nickname the people she meets, with Oz being one of the few exceptions.
  • No Social Skills: Alice was at least 13 before she died/became a chain and looks like a 13-year old girl. Not to mention the flow of time in the Abyss is different so mentally and physically she really is thirteen. She also grew up incredibly sheltered. Despite coming off arrogant, bratty and brash, Alice is actually quite innocent and unaccustomed to human conventions and things related to romance and shame. This is later lampshaded by Sharon, who believing Oz took advantage of Alice, who didn't really know what a kiss was, attacks him with her Paper Fan of Doom.
    "You are a wolf in rabbit's clothing taking advantage of a poor innocent little rabbit!".
  • Parental Abandonment: It fuels the plot, in a way. If Levi and Lacie had kids the traditional way and neither trifled with the Abyss, things in the Pandora Hearts 'Verse would be very different. Alice and the Will of the Abyss probably wouldn't be taking matters concerning the balance of the world and such into their own hands, anyway... but with their parents, we just can't be sure.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: As B-Rabbit, she is the most powerful and dangerous Chain in existence. Gil puts a Power Limiter on her to keep her powers in check.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With the Will of Abyss.
  • Purple Eyes
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Shana Clone: Not a blatant example, but the traits are all there. She's a small Type A Tsundere with Rapunzel Hair who refers to Oz as her manservant and property. However, having to survive on her own within the Abyss as well as her lack of memories and knowledge about the outside world seem to have contributed to her brash personality, and as she becomes more confident in herself and others, her Tsundere tendencies start to relax. She is also rarely physically violent toward Oz and is more often than not quite affectionate to him, which he perceives as her being honest with her emotions.
  • Sinister Scythe
  • Slasher Smile
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Her rude and brash personality is a defense mechanism she developed to deal with her difficult life in the Abyss and lack of memories.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks a lot like her mother Lacie.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's tough and wild, but despite her tomboyish demeanor, she does not mind wearing elaborate dresses much.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Meat.
  • Troubled, but Cute
  • Tsundere
  • Unwitting Pawn: Ended up telling Vincent that the Baskervilles were planning to kill his brother thanks to false information given to her by Jack.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Gil. She insults him frequently and usually forces him to buy her meat, but on several occasions it's clear that she sees him as a close friend.
  • Was Once a Man: She used to be human, with B-Rabbit initially being one of the stuffed rabbits that stayed in the Abyss. The other stuffed rabbit became her best friend Oz.
  • When She Smiles: Oz blushes. Or, if she's being her obliviously adorable self, Oz laughs in endearment.

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.

    The Abyss 

Will of The Abyss/Alice

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi


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.

  • 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).
  • Enemy Mine: He saves Alice from Glen. He then states it was because if she died, the Will of the Abyss will be sad.
  • 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.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Chesire makes big changes on Glen's plans not because he wants to help the heroes, but because killing Lacie will erase his Alice from existence.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • 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.
  • Satellite Character: He states flatly in Retrace XCVIII that as long as something doesn't affect the Will of the Abyss, he doesn't care.
  • Spanner in the Works: Becomes a big one to Glen Baskerville in Retrace XCIV, dragging him and Vincent back in time to the Tragedy of Sablier instead of Glen's desired time.
  • Together in Death: With the Will of the Abyss.

Core of the Abyss

The consciousness that governed the Abyss while it was still a paradise bathed in golden light. As a result of Levi's "experiment" with Lacie, it has since fused with a human and become the Intention of the Abyss, which governs the chaotic prison the Abyss is today.

  • Hates Being Alone: Until it made friends with Lacie, the Core had to be all alone in the Abyss, which is why Lacie wanted her child to become its host. When Alice tells it that her sister's body and mind are on their limit as a result of the Core's power and they need to separate them, the Core completely loses it.

    Vessalius Household 

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.

  • 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
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • 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 Alice, whom he refers to as a "most-precious person". Later this is subverted. 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.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Up until his formal introduction.
  • The Faceless: Up until he formally introduces himself to Pandora and Oz's gang.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero
  • 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.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: Turns out he doesn't love Lacie. He actually grew to hate Lacie during his eight years of doing whatever it took to find her, blaming and resenting Lacie for saving him and giving him a purpose to life as wearing so many masks and playing so many roles made him lose sight of his identity, an idea that terrified him. Despite this, he realizes that his hatred for Lacie is real; everything he feels when he is with Lacie is real and his true self and he can find peace in that, and it is only when she is gone that he cannot remember who he is anymore.
  • 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. Subverted since he actually doesn't love her.
  • I'm Crying But I Don't Know Why: When Oswald's soul vanishes, Oz asks Jack if he's sad about what's happened to Oswald. Jack says he's unsure how he feels, but he realizes that his eyes won't stop welling up with tears anyway.
  • 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. Horribly deconstructed when it turns out he began resenting the girl who saved him a long time and her existence is the only way he can remember who he truly is and continue to go on living.
  • It Meant Something to Me: For Jack, the day he met Lacie changed his life forever and gave him the will to live on in order to see her again. Meanwhile, Lacie just saw it as a way to kill time and didn't even remember him by the time he found her. Levi even said Lacie would usually run away from home and typically dotes on "pets" only to promptly forget about them, and Jack was no different. Interestingly, Jack knows Lacie is the kind of girl who would do that and is fine with it since he likes how free-spirited she is.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Loss of Identity: He says that after years of wearing many faces and manipulating people in order to see Lacie again, he couldn't tell who he really was anymore. The only thing he can be sure about himself is that he hates Lacie for making him that way, which is why he's so obsessed with being by her side.
  • 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. What's more, it's later revealed that he actually hates Lacie once he realizes how far he has sunk. Makes you question how he felt when she got touchy feely with him.
  • Mad Love: Since the beginning of the Flashback Arc his feelings towards Lacie have been ambiguous. The readers are lead to believe he truly loves her and idolizes her to extreme limits. Later chapters reveal it isn't love he feels towards her but scary obsession as he both 'loves' and 'hates' her. He claims that his hatred of Lacie for, in his belief, causing him to sink further into despair is what is motivating him to live. He begins to claim she belongs to him and practically objectifies Lacie. Boy is the poster child of a mix-up between Stalker with a Crush and crazily obsessed ex.
  • 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. Later, it's confirmed he doesn't love her at all, in fact, his adoration has changed to detestation after realizing how far he has fallen in his desire to meet her again.
  • 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.
  • Merlin Sickness: Jack is afflicted with this as a result of the Abyss rejecting his corrupted soul and excluding him from the hundred-year cycle of rebirth. His body is cursed to perpetually age up to twenty-four years, his age at the Tragedy of Sablier, when his soul was rejected, and then regress back to infancy. Additionally, each time he completes this cycle, a piece of what's left of his soul is destroyed.
  • Motive Rant: He eventually reveals that he doesn't love Lacie, he hates her for tying him down with the desire to meet her again. However, that same hatred makes him feel alive and lets him know who he really is. So despite whatever "noble" intentions he might have led himself to believe with bringing Lacie back to life or bringing the world Lacie loves back to her, his reasons for reuniting with Lacie are purely his own: he needs Lacie to live.
  • 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.
  • The Power of Hate: The real source of his obsession with Lacie. He hates her so much that being with her is the only way he feels alive.
  • 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 Resenter: To Lacie.
  • The Reveal: He was the one who caused the Tragedy of Sablier and had an obsession with Lacie, not Glen.
  • Satellite Character: Deconstructed. Jack has literally no personality outside of his obsession with Lacie and he admits that he only feels alive when he's with her. Oswald, Oscar and Lacie herself remarked just how disturbingly empty he is.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Subverted. While he's hopelessly devoted to Lacie, he does not cross the line in their relationship when given a chance, a line that Lacie believes he put there himself and it's later confirmed that he actually doesn't love her.
  • 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.
  • Social Climber
  • 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 Without a Crush: For Lacie, who he spends eight years searching for after they first met. However, later chapters reveal his feelings towards Lacie aren't romantic or sexual. He resents Lacie but can only be his true self around her and ultimately views her existence as what allows him to be who he truly is.
  • Stalking Is Love: Levi deduces that Lacie is growing attached to Jack due to his unrelenting search for her. He's not exactly far from the truth.
  • 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. Or perhaps more accurately, what Lacie represents to him.
  • 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.
  • Villain with Good Publicity
  • 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, he's one of the reasons this page needed unmarked spoilers.
  • 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

  • Abusive Dad: He's a dick of a father, especially towards Oz. However, Oz isn't really his son.
  • 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 Retrace XCII 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.
  • Tragic Villain: 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.

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.


Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi

The servant of Vincent with a Split Personality. Echo is usually stoic, silent and completely obedient towards her Master despite not being really fond of him. She becomes friends with Oz. Noise, on the other hand, is psychotic, murderous and obsessed with Vincent.

Although Echo seems to be the dominant one, she's later revealed to be a split personality 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.

  • 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.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Echo/Noise's body disintegrates in Oz's arms.
  • 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.
  • No Body Left Behind: In Retrace XCVIII, Echo/Noise's body begins to shatter and finally gets reduced to ashes in Oz's arms.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • Echo's real name is Doldum
    • Noise can't remember her real name, "Noise" is the name Vincent chose for her.
    • The Baskervilles refer to them collectively as Zwei, which means "two" in German, because there are two of them in the same body.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In a single person. Echo is the Blue Oni and Noise is the Red Oni.
  • Split Personality: This is another connection to the characters Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
  • Vague Age: Echo claims to be 16, but this becomes doubtful because it might be unknown.

  • Action Girl
  • Adorkable: Just look at the way she tries to cheer up an imprisoned Oz by reading him a story and then gets distressed over the punch line being missing
  • Badass Adorable
  • Battle Butler
  • Beleaguered Assistant: To Vincent. She admits to Oz it's pretty damn annoying to always have to deal with her master's antics and clean up his mess.
  • Broken Bird: Having someone like Vincent as a master and someone like Noise to share a body with would definitely cause some damage to the emotional well-being of anyone.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She started out as Vincent's impassive Extreme Doormat servant. Then, meeting Oz gave her the courage to defy her master and vent about how annoying he is at different intervals, and as more time passed, she eventually developed a Sugar and Ice Personality and generally started emoting more often.
  • Emotionless Girl: Although she took on some of Noise's original personality, she is still a very different person, and remains, for the most part, emotionless until she begins to see herself as a person.
  • Extreme Doormat: She's completely obedient towards her Master, and even regards herself as nothing but a tool for Vincent.
    Echo: "Echo is nothing else except Echo. No matter what kind of treatment, even if Echo is to be tortured, to be mistreated, to be humiliated, Echo doesn't have the right to fight against it."
  • Go Out with a Smile: She dies smiling to Oz, happy that he finally called her only Echo.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves
  • Happiness in Slavery: Subverted. Oz gets her to talking about her "beloved" Master...
  • Insistent Terminology: Every time Oz calls her "Echo-chan", she tells him to only call her Echo. He finally calls her only Echo before she dies, which makes her happy.
  • Minidress of Power
  • Modesty Shorts: A bit of it can be seen on this DVD cover.
  • Mystical White Hair
  • Not So Stoic
  • People Puppets: Doldum's specialty. When the victim doesn't struggle against Doldum's strings, she can't control the mind.
  • The Quiet One
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: A young pale-skinned girl with short silver hair and a mysterious emotionless personality who serves as the obedient minion of a villain and develops a soft spot for the protagonist.
  • The Stoic
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She may appear incapable of feeling any emotions with her cold and silent exterior, but she does show a sense of care time and time again for those who are close to her and develops a notable soft spot for Oz.
  • Thigh-High Boots
  • Third-Person Person


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 L, 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, 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 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, 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 LXI.
  • 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 LXV, courtesy of Jack. Being a Baskerville, he lives, but he was still knocked out for a moment.
  • Important Haircut: Gets one in Retrace LXI. 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.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: A male variant. A Child of Misfortune with the power to connect to the core of the Abyss. It is hinted this may have been the reason Albus offered him the chance to become an Illegal Contractor. Though as noted in Retrace XCII, his not being a Baskerville limits his power.
  • The Atoner: Though he denies it.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: When subjected to the whims of the Rainsworth women.
  • Battle Butler
  • Badass: Enough to make the Baskervilles try to avoid him as much as they can. Perhaps him butchering almost all of them without letting any of them put a single scratch on him has something to do with it?
    • Badass in Distress: He has a lot on his plate as of late. What with trying hopelessly to get the situation with the sealing stone under control and THEN seeing Oz shot by Gilbert and also having been hospitalized, it's no wonder he's a little bit flustered during recent chapters.
    • Badass Longcoat
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Though he may come across as peppy, eccentric, and a little bit creepy, you do not want this guy pointing a sword in your face.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He became an illegal contractor to prevent the death of the Sinclair family he was serving. The Will of the Abyss listened to his request and changed the past. This caused the last living member of the family to die as well.
  • Berserk Button: Doing bad things for the sake of someone else doesn't go down well with him. Neither does hurting Reim or Sharon.
  • Big Brother Instinct: For Sharon. in fact, The reason he refused to back down in his fight with the Baskervilles, even at the cost of his health, was because they had hit Sharon.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Has shades of this for Gil, especially after Oz was thrown into the Abyss at the start of the manga. He offers his help and advice, and in the present timezone of the manga he's more of a Big Brother Bully to the poor man.
  • Bishōnen: Even the author points this out once.
  • Blood from the Mouth: When he overuses the Mad Hatter's power.
  • Bound and Gagged: As of Retrace LXXV, though he doesn't seem to worry about it badly.
  • Break the Haughty: From being manipulated by Vincent into destroying Alice's memory to going blind, Break had to reconsider the whole I Work Alone thing and rely more on others. See Badass in Distress for details. It culminates with him breaking into tears and saying he doesn't want to die as he holds Reim and Sharon close in his last moments.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer
  • Buxom Is Better: In one drama CD, he declares that he can never get along with a man that doesn't like big boobs. Hilarity Ensues when Sharon overhears this...
  • Byronic Hero
  • Character Development: First there was the whole fiasco with Kevin Regnard. Then there was going through the grief, angst, bloodshed, and not to mention the Eye Scream. The Rainsworth household helped him to mold himself into the present-day Xerxes Break.
  • Character Name Alias: His birth name is Kevin Regnard.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin
  • Cool Old Guy: Don't let his looks fool you, he is much older than he looks.
  • Creepy Doll: Emily
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His entire backstory messed him up very bad as you can tell from the other tropes. Now he's just all smiles.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a habit of beating people down with his witty quips, notably Reim and Gil. Even Sharon isn't immune.
  • Deal with the Devil: At least twice, first when he made an illegal contract with Albus and again when he offered the Will of the Abyss ANYTHING in exchange for granting his wish. Neither turned out well.
  • Devoted to You: Despite his laconic insistence of only looking out for himself, he is this towards Lady Sharon and her family.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He uses his last strength to give Reim and Sharon a big (depressing) hug.
  • Dragged into Drag: Forced to crossdress by the others in the "Knave of Hearts" sidestory, to stunning results. Sharon lets it drop that her mother used to dress him up all the time, when he wore his hair long.
  • Eccentric Mentor/Trickster Mentor: To Gilbert, and to a lesser degree, Oz.
  • Eye Scream: Why do you think he hides his left eyes with his bangs?
  • Faceless Eye: His Chain, the Mad hatter, is a tattered cape, a pimped out top hat, and a single giant eye.
  • Failure Knight: For the Sinclair family.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Sharon's responsible, although Sharon's not above dark-siding with Break when they want to mess with someone's head, ie: bets against Gil.
  • Fun Personified: He sure comes across at this, what with all the jumping-onto-tables-during-official-meetings and the whole trading-candy-for-friendship thing.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Break's coat features oversized sleeves that immediately mark him as a quirky man who is hiding something, and sure enough, he's one of the sneakier (and creepier) characters in the series. He also tries to invoke the “cute” aspect of this trope, but most people just think it's weird.
  • Handicapped Badass
  • Heroic Albino
  • Hurting Hero: You can't blame him, really. And he covers up the angst pretty well most of the time.
  • Incurable Cough of Death
  • I Hate Past Me: For understandable reasons...
  • I Owe You My Life: Feels this way towards Shelly, and the other Rainsworths to a lesser extent.
  • In-Series Nickname: Alice refers to him as "Pierrot", referencing a type of clown from French pantomime.
  • I Work Alone
  • Japanese Pronouns: Watashi.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: He's usually quite easy-going in an eccentric manner. But put him in a fight...
  • Mad Hatter: Based on this and even has a chain called Mad Hatter.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: He goes from groping Lottie to asking if she'd be his friend. Needless to say, the poor woman is slightly flabbergasted.
  • Morality Chain: Whenever the Rainsworth women (mainly Sharon) yank, Break is sincerely sorry for whatever bad deed he happened to commit. No yank, no guilt (in most cases).
  • Never Gets Drunk: A Type 2 variant, though he credits Heroic Willpower.
  • Nice Hat: His top hat is quite fetching.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Kevin Regnard and the Sinclair family. Whoopsies.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Lottie gets the worst of this during their first impressions...
  • Obfuscating Insanity/Obfuscating Stupidity: Far more cunning and dangerous than his bizarre antics would suggest.
  • Older Than They Look: He's retained his youth for the last 15 years, thanks to his contract with Mad Hatter. Word of God states he was 24 at the time, making him 39 when Oz emerged from the Abyss. When taking into account the 30 years he was lost in the Abyss, he was born around the same time as Duke Barma and Sheryl Rainsworth.
  • One-Man Army: He succeeded in almost completely wiping out the Baskerville Clan when all of the rest of Pandora failed. Thus far, there are only six survivors: Glen and Vincent (who weren't there), Zwei, Lottie, Lily, and Doug.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Perpetual Smiler/Slasher Smile/Stepford Smiler
  • The Promise: The Will of the Abyss has charged him with granting her wish.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning Especially when he was Kevin Regnard, AKA the Red-Eyed Ghost.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: He is Mister One-Man-Show for a REASON. He does his own thing and he does it his own way.
  • Serial Killer: And a very successful one, in that he killed 116 people without being caught, and only being dragged into the Abyss stopped the killing. Hand it to Pandora Hearts to make one that is sympathetic, driven by a desperate Deal with the Devil.
  • Servile Snarker: Although he barely gets away with his life once Sharon goes into beatdown mode...
  • Shipper on Deck: Has shipped Sharon with Gilbert and Oz, if only for five minutes each. He also has a detector for the Rufus/Cheryl thing going on as when Rufus fatally wounds Cheryl to get the the sealing stone, Break surprises him by calling him out for attacking Cheryl rather than for joining the Baskervilles.
  • Spot of Tea: Well, he is based on the Hatter.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye
  • Survivor Guilt
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Sword Cane
  • Sword Fight: So, so, so many...
  • Sympathetic Murder Backstory
  • Team Dad: He once referred to Sharon as being like a daughter to him.
  • The Tease: Especially towards Reim and Gilbert.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Anything sweet.
  • Tranquil Fury: It's kind of scary. And after that, he gives the Slasher Smile. He certainly freaks the Cheshire Cat out with these tactics.
  • Ventriloquism: The puppet, Emily, that usually resides on his shoulder.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When he stabs Noise in the stomach and hand. She gets better. Break explains that he shouldn't have done it, but he's not exactly sorry.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Due to the strain two contracts have put on his body. As of Retrace XCII, his days are finally up.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Reim. Gil's beginning to faction in there as well, though.
  • Would Hurt a Child : He literally tortures Echo/Noise, would have killed Lily if it wasn't for Fang, and attacked the Intention of the Abyss with a dagger. He also gives Lily a couple of kicks to the face when chained in the prison, the first one being unintentional.

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.
  • 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 cared a lot about his sister Lacie. Later subverted when he plans to go back to the past and kill her in order to prevent the Tragedy of Sabliér and then Double Subverted since at the end he realizes he can't bring himself to kill 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?
  • Feather Motif: Black feathers, like the Five Black-Feathered Chains he controls.
  • Grand Theft Me: As of Retrace LXXVIII, 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He was the one who had to be physically separated in order to seal something away, not the other way around.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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's All My Fault: He blames himself for Lacie being a Child of Misfortune.
  • 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.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: As part of his role as Glen, he had to send his beloved sister Lacie to the Abyss. Later, he plans to travel back in time and kill her younger self so that the Tragedy of Sabliér never happens, but in the end he realizes he can't do it.
  • Love Makes You Evil: It is believed 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!: 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.
  • Parental Substitute: To Alice and Gil.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Purple Eyes
  • 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. In the end, he manages to go back in time, but he can't bring himself to kill his sister.
  • 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
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to go back to the past and kill his own sister in order to undo the Tragedy of Sablier, but this means undoing all of the good that came about after it. And 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 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
  • It Amused Me: He tells Leo he doesn't care about the consequences his actions have as long as they keep him entertained.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Purple Eyes: Naturally, Alice and Will of the Abyss inherited their eye color from him.
  • Spirit Advisor: See Oswald above.
  • Walking Spoiler: Was the father of Alice. Also, his existence is an indication of the fact that Glen Baskerville is not a normal human.
  • Was Once a Man: Then he rotted into what we now know as Humpty Dumpty.
  • 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.


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.


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


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.


Lacie Baskerville

  • Alice Allusion: Lacie is an anagram of Alice.
  • All of the Other Reindeer
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: 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.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: As a Child of Misfortune with the ability to interact with the Core of the Abyss, her existence is a threat to the world's stability.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: The only reason she seemed to agree with Levi's "experiment" was so that, through her child becoming the vessel for the Core of the Abyss, the Core of the Abyss wouldn't have to be alone anymore.
  • Cessation of Existence/Deader Than Dead: Her fate in the Abyss.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's cute, cheerful and enjoys dancing in the raining blood of the men she killed.
  • Dissonant Laughter: After killing the two men that had attacked Jack and her.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • Enfante Terrible: When pissed off enough.
  • The Faceless: Until Retrace LXVI.
  • Girl in the Tower: Like Alice. She seems to be able to slip out from time to time, though.
  • Genki Girl: Most of the time, anyway.
  • Go Out with a Smile
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her usual outfit. Subverted though.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress
  • Implied Love Interest: To Jack and vice versa. While Lacie did have feelings for Jack, it's eventually confirmed that Jack never loved her, he actually hates her and only wants to be with her because his hatred towards her makes him feel alive.
  • Kill the Cutie
  • Living Emotional Crutch:
    • She was this to Jack, in a twisted way.
    • She was also this to the Core of the Abyss. Lacie was its only friend and when she died, the Core became more lonely than ever and tried to take care of the body Lacie left for it (the Intention).
  • The Lost Lenore: To Jack. Subverted since it's revealed he doesn't love her.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She's the mother of Alice and Will of the Abyss.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: To Jack.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: It's debatable on whether or not she reciprocated Jack's feelings. Retrace LXXI implies that the feelings might have been mutual. Retrace LXXII confirms it.
  • Meaningful Name: See Alice Allusion above.
  • Meet Cute: With Jack.
  • Morality Chain: To Jack.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: No one knew of her "experiment" with Levi while she was alive. Jack only learned about it through Levi.
  • The One That Got Away: Literally.
  • Only Friend: To the Core of the Abyss.
  • The Ophelia
  • Peerless Love Interest: To Jack, who pretty much fell for her because she was way out of his league both in social status and personality. According to Levi, she is fickle and typically dotes on "pets" only to promptly forget about them and attempts to ward Jack off by denying that he's treated any differently. Ironically enough, Jack knows this and is perfectly accepting of it, and he doesn't push their relationship even when she gives him the opportunity to do so. Makes sense since turns out he doesn't have any romantic or sexual feelings for Lacie.
  • Plot-Triggering Death
  • The Pollyanna: Subverted. She seems to have a practical and bitter outlook on life due being told from a young age that she would die, but Retrace LXXII reveals that she genuinely loves the world because she was able to see its darkness as well as its beauty.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • The Runaway: She meets Jack after running away from the Baskervilles. It is implied that that wasn't the first time she's done that.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality
  • The Unreveal: Her parting words to Glen/Oswald. In Retrace CI, it's revealed she said "I'm sorry", but not to the Glen/Oswald from back then, but to his future self which she saw travelling back in time.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: As Glen pointed out, she was really the cause of the whole Tragedy Of Sablier; she met Jack and he went crazy for her, she gave to the core of Abyss the stuffed rabbits which became Oz the B-Rabbit, she's the mother of Alice, the instrument Jack used to orchestrate the tragedy, and the poor girl was just trying to live her short life at her fullest and trying to make something to made some people happy.
  • Uptown Girl: She was a member of the high-ranked Baskerville family, while Jack was the bastard son of a noble man who grew up in the streets. Jack had to climb the social ranks in order to meet her again.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She kills some child traffickers that attacked her and Jack because they injured Jack.
  • Walking Spoiler: The setting of Pandora Hearts would've been different had she not met Jack Vessalius and had not given birth to twins within the Abyss.
  • Woman in White: When she met Jack, she was wearing a white sundress.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: She must be cast to the Abyss by the black-feathered chains and be killed Deader Than Dead.



Zwei's chain, known for being one of the more 'troublesome' in the series as she is constantly out to disobey and manipulate her master.

Demios / Queen of Hearts

Vincent's second chain and the reincarnation of Miranda Barma. She was responsible for a majority of the causalities in the Headhunting Arc.


Philippe West

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