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Juliet Fiammatta Ars di Capulet aka Odin aka The Red Whirlwind
- Abdicate the Throne: In the last chapter of the manga adaptation, she explicitly tells Tybalt that she intends to hand leadership of Neo Verona to Romeo, as she intends to sacrifice herself to Escalus. While not directly mentioned, the same thing can be inferred in the anime.
- Action Girl
- Adaptational Badass
- All-Loving Heroine
- Badass Adorable: One of the cutest ladies of war ever.
- Badass Cape: As the Red Whirlwind.
- Barrier Maiden: Escalus, the tree which holds Neo Verona, is dying and as the daughter of the Capulet family, Juliet is the seed of the Tree and she must sacrifice herself and merge with the tree in order to save Neo Verona.
- Battle Couple: With Romeo.
- Betty and Veronica: Veronica to Hermione's Betty.
- Break the Cutie
- Childhood Friends: With Cordelia.
- Compressed Hair: Juliet's hair is waist-length, but she has no problems concealing it under the short-haired "Odin" wig. Justified, as it is rather easy concealing it. Just put it in a French twist, pin the wig in place, and everything's fine.
- Cool Mask: As the Red Whirlwind.
- Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and eyes.
- Dangerous Sixteenth Birthday: Didn't know who she really was until she turned 16.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Oh, Amelia.
- And also Ophelia.
- Fiery Redhead
- Gender Reveal: Pulls off looking like a boy well enough that this happens constantly—including to the guy who likes her (it's Romeo).
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the series, after Romeo dies trying to save her, Juliet decides to follow her destiny and merges with Escalus, sacrificing herself to save everyone in Neo Verona.
- The Ingenue
- Lady of War
- Large Ham: Mostly while she's in the guise of the Red Whirlwind and later when she's leading a populist rebellion. She has a tendency to make big important speeches at the drop of a hat.
- Love at First Sight: Towards Romeo
- Nice Girl: Sweet, loving and caring
- Nice Hat: As the Red Whirlwind.
- Noble Fugitive
- Official Couple: With Romeo.
- Overly Long Name: Twelve syllables long.
- Plucky Girl
- Rags to Royalty: Sleeping Beauty type.
- Raised as the Opposite Gender
- Rapunzel Hair: Down to her waist.
- Recursive Crossdressing: She was born a girl, then dressed up as a guy for years... and then got dolled up as a female for the party in which she met Romeo. "Odin" is called pretty when "crossdressing" as a girl.
- Say My Name: ROOOMEEEOOOOOOO!
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man
- Skilled, but Na´ve: Sure, Juliet's totally badass when it comes to swordfighting. She should have known, though, that falling in love with that noble boy whom she barely knew was a very bad idea.
- Skirt over Slacks
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Romeo.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: "Fiamma" is an Italian word meaning "flame." The name "Fiammetta" means "little fiery one," which touches nicely on Juliet's personality and her role in the story.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Lives dressed up as a boy for years, taking up the name "Odin" so no one would identify her as the last member of the Capulet family. Pretty much dropped later: once she finds out her real identity, she starts wearing dresses in private, and when everyone learns who she is, she doesn't bother majorly with dressing up as male again, although she still wears pants under her skirt.
- Together in Death: With Romeo.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Hermione, Amelia and Cordelia's Girly Girl.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak
- Vigilante Man: As Red Whirlwind, after Curio lose an eye because of her, when she was a kid.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Not by choice though.
Romeo Candore Van di Montague
Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (JP), Chris Burnett (EN)The heir to the Montague throne, Romeo is kind, sweet, and nothing like his father Laertes. He and Juliet fall in love eventually.
- Abdicate the Throne: Given that he would take the throne of Neo Verona upon his father's death, he opts to cede it to Juliet instead.
- All-Loving Hero
- Arranged Marriage: With Hermione.
- Battle Couple: With Juliet.
- Berserk Button: Say what you want about him or his father, but never speak ill of his mother.
- Cool Horse: He got Cielo from his mother, and it's been with him ever since until he lets him go.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and eyes.
- Defecting for Love: He turns against his father because of his love for Juliet.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Juliet's.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He dies after being fatally stabbed by Ophelia.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Lonely Rich Kid: Romeo is hinted to be one, since Benvolio seems to be his only friend and all other nobles look at him with different degrees of contempt.
- Long-Lost Relative: It is revealed that his father was the son of a prostitute and a noble of House Capulet, meaning that Romeo and Juliet are actually related to each other, although how closely is ambiguous.
- Love at First Sight: Towards Juliet.
- Mad Dictators Handsome Son
- Meaningful Name: "Candore" is an English name meaning "One who is like god," referring to his good-hearted personality.
- Nice Guy: Romeo is really nice. Like, really really really nice.
- Official Couple: With Juliet.
- Overly Long Name: Eleven syllables long.
- Princely Young Man
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Runaway FiancÚ: He's arranged to marry Hermione, he falls for Juliet and they run away together. Unfortunately for them, they get caught.
- Say My Name: JULIEEEET!
- Senseless Sacrifice: He dies trying to stop Juliet from merging with Escalus. She mourns his death, but sacrifices herself anyway in order to save everyone in Neo Verona.
- Sheltered Aristocrat
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Juliet.
- Sweet on Polly Oliver: For Juliet.
- Together in Death: With Juliet.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Believes that he and Juliet can become benevolent rulers.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
The Montagues and Their Allies
Romeo Candore Van di Montague
- See the Main Characters section.
Lord Laertes Montague
Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (JP), Sean Hennigan (EN)Romeo's father, and the man who rules Neo Verona with an iron fist. He was the one who murdered Juliet's parents fourteen years ago, starting off the story.
- Archnemesis Dad: To Romeo, Tybalt, and eventually, Mercutio.
- Ax-Crazy: Even at the best of times, he can barely hide the fact that he's rather psychopathic, stripping Benvolio's father of all of his titles because he dissented against him. After the Capulet rebellion, he goes off the deep end completely, killing two of the members of the council because the rest wouldn't support his proposal to BURN DOWN THE COMMON PEOPLE'S QUARTERS
- Bastard Bastard: He's an illegitimate child of a Capulet man and a prostitute, and swore revenge against his father's family after his mother died.
- Beard of Evil
- Big Bad: Him taking the Capulet's throne is the cause of everything bad that happens in the story, from the massacre of the Capulet family to the decaying state of Escalus.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: He dies in Romeo's and Juliet's arms.
- Disc One Final Boss: Serves as the Big Bad for most of the series, but Ophelia becomes the final enemy as she wants to sacrifice Juliet to Escalus, since the Montague family taking the throne is causing it to die.
- Freudian Excuse: His hatred against the Capulets was because his father was one and abandoned him and his prostitute mother to a poor life. After his mother died from sickness, Laertes swore revenge against his father and his family for not taking care of them by killing all of them. Yikes!
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From the son of a poor prostitute woman to the one who would kill the Capulet family and take the throne from them.
- In the Blood: His entire motivation was a Capulet man using his mother and tossing her aside, condemning him and her to a life of poverty. Yet this was exactly what he did to his original lover and his illegitimate son, Tybalt.
- Kill It with Fire: his proposed solution to the Capulet rebellion. Notably, only Mercutio actually supports him in this until he pulls out his sword and kills two members of the council right in the middle of the chamber
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Perpetual Frowner
- Rags to Royalty: From the poor son of a prostitute to the ruler of Neo Verona.
- Self-Made Man: Originally, he was the son of a poor prostitute woman. After his mother died, he made his way on his own to become the head of the Montague family and the king of Neo Verona.
- Social Climber: After his mother died, he decided to become a noble. To achieve this, he had Montague family adopt him, poisoned his benefactor's food and became head of the family. He then killed the Capulets to become king.
- Son of a Whore: The illegitimate child of a Capulet man and a prostitute.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm
- Villainous Breakdown
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?: To Romeo, to the point that he exiles him to the mines and tries to make Mercutio his heir. It backfires.
- Wicked Cultured
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Dana Schultes (EN)Romeo's mother, who left Laertes out of disgust and now lives in a convent. She still loves her son, however, and Romeo visits her regularly.
- Beauty Mark
- Curtains Match the Window
- Parental Favoritism: Sorta, Laertes keeps thinking Romeo is a failure but Portia openly favors him.
- Proper Lady: The perfect one, except for one detail: she chose to live in a convent rather than continuing as the puppet wife of Laertes, after he massacres the Capulets.
Benvolio di Frescobaldi
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (JP), Sean Michael Teague (EN)One of Romeo's close friends. He is the son of the mayor of Neo Verona and one of the few people concerned with Romeo's well-being. He often acts as Romeo's voice of reason and moderation.
- Babies Ever After: With Cordelia.
- Beta Couple: With Cordelia.
- Fallen Princess: A male example. Though after he and his clan are stripped of their royalties, he adapts to peasant life very quickly and happily.
- Nice Guy
Vittorio di Frescobaldi
Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)Benvolio's father, leader of the House of Frescobaldi, the mayor of Neo Verona, and an old friend of Conrad's, who held reservations concerning Montague's rule.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As the mayor of Neo Verona, he questioned Laertes's measures more than once. That almost gets him and his family murdered by Laertes's hitmen.
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (JP), Christopher Bevins (EN)An ambitious and sly noble who wishes to become Montague's heir due to his apparent resentment of his father. He is contemptuous of the common people and is charged by Montague to spy on Romeo.
- Adaptational Villainy
- Ax-Crazy: At least towards the end.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Offers his counsel and friendship to Romeo, but is really acting as a mole for his father.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Demoted to Extra: Compared to the rest of the characters that are adapted straight from Romeo and Juliet itself, Mercutio's role in the series can come off as this. A much straighter example would be his appearance in the manga, wherein he has no plot relevance whatsoever due to the changes made to compress the story.
- Driven to Madness
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Seeing his dad murdered for no real reason drives him insane.
- Heroic B.S.O.D. Seeing his father killed in front of him by Montague.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Professional Butt-Kisser: To Lord Montague after his father is killed. Poor fellow's probably too afraid to act any other way, though.
- Royal Brat
- Sanity Slippage
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Not shy about telling Romeo that his idealism and kindness is horribly out of place in a Crapsaccharine World world like theirs. And considering what happened to Romeo in the end, he was at least partially right.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The manga, only spanning two volumes, actually cuts out and rearranges (with very little effect) whatever plot relevance he had left. He's basically there to seethe about Romeo, and unlike many of the other surviving characters, it's never revealed what happened to him afterwards.
Voiced by: Jin Urayama (JP), Sonny Strait (EN)Mercutio's father who is an alcoholic degenerate of the court.
- Alcoholic Parent: He's an alcoholic good-for-nothing, to his son's shame.
- Jaded Washout: He was Laertes's top hitman when he was young; now he's gotten fat, greedy and lazy, much to his son Mercutio's frustration.
- Man of Wealth and Taste
- Stuffed into the Fridge: His murder at Laertes's hands completely shatters Mercutio's mental stability.
- Too Dumb to Live: He blackmails Laertes to make Mercutio his new heir or he'll spill the beans about his past. Laertes agrees.... and later kills Titus for blackmailing him!
- To makes things worse for himself, he does this immediately after making fun of Laertes by mentioning the fact that William's mother is rumored to be a Capulet sympathizer (which, in fact, she is), but that she is too powerful for Laertes to be able to do anything about it. That's a ''fantastic'' way of getting Laertes to do what you want him to do!
- Arranged Marriage: With Romeo. She does love him, but he just sees her as a sweet and nice friend.
- Betty and Veronica: Betty to Juliet's Veronica.
- Break the Cutie
- Defeat Means Friendship : Downplayed in episode 16, but still there she stopes hating Juliet after discovering she truly loves Romeo and starts accepting her though covering up her feelings by acting like a snob; it shows she's gotten to like her.
- Defeat Means Respect: She stops hating Juliet upon learning she truly loves Romeo and is not wiling to oust her
- Girly Girl
- The Ingenue
- Jerkass Fašade: Downplayed in episode 16; she acts like a snob so Juliet doesn't know she doesn't hate her anymore..
- Na´ve Everygirl: A fairy tale heroine caught up in a Crapsaccharine World.
- Friendly Enemy : It is hinted in episode 16, though it never shows this is what she becomes to Juliet.
- Nice Girl
- Off Model: Horribly so, in some of the middle episodes. Later fixed in the DVDs.
- Ojou Ringlets
- Parasol of Prettiness
- Please Spare Him, My Liege!: She pulls this against Laertes, of all people. And it works.
- Proper Lady
- Purple Eyes
- Romantic False Lead
- Romantic Runner-Up
- Stood Up: By Romeo, at the Rose Festival.
- Worthy Opponent : It is hinted in the end episode 16 on how she views Juliet.
- Yandere: Briefly, but she gets better. More as a consequence of a brief Break the Cutie than real insanity: she kept it all bottled up, then exploded when she couldn't handle it anymore, and got better once it was cleared up.
The Capulets and Their Allies
Juliet Fiammatta Ars di Capulet
- See the Main Characters section.
Lord and Lady Capulet
Voiced by: Voiced by: Satoshi Taki (Lord Capulet, JP), Scott Freeman (Lord Capulet, EN)
- Death by Origin Story
- Fisher King: The House of Capulet is responsible for taking care of Escalus; when Montague replaces them, the tree begins to die.
- Plot-Triggering Death
- Sacrificial Lamb
Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (JP), R Bruce Elliott (EN)Captain of the Capulet Guards who saved Juliet and Cordelia from their family massacre. Now a priest, he looks after Juliet and is exasperated by her antics.
- Badass Grandpa
- Badass Preacher
- Cool Old Guy
- Retired Badass
- Secret Keeper
- Team Dad: He is also Antonio's grandfather.
- Babies Ever After: With Benvolio.
- Beta Couple: With Benvolio.
- The Caretaker: To Juliet.
- Childhood Friends: With Juliet.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Plucky Girl
- Team Mom
- Tsundere: Generally a Proper Lady, she becomes a VERY light Type Dere to Benvolio.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.
- Ambiguously Bi: Maybe. He's hinted to have a small crush on Juliet, but he's also got quite the Ho Yay with Curio despite claiming to not really be interested in men. Hence the infamous Fan Nickname for both of them: "Fai and Kurogane".Francisco: Unfortunately for you, I'm not interested in men.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Rapunzel Hair
- Real Men Wear Pink — Francisco's battle armour is rather pinkish.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In the end, he's elected as a member of the new Parliament)
- The Strategist
- The Tease: Poor, poor Curio. But the fangirls love it. (Can you blame them, tho?)
- An Axe to Grind: His Weapon of Choice.
- Big Brother Mentor
- Eye Scar: Lost his eye and gained a large scar over it.
- Eye Scream: He lost his eye to evil Montague guards when young. This motivated "Odin" to become Red Whirlwind
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: One of the standard heroic scars, a huge one over his now blind right eye.
- Retired Badass: He opens his own shop at the end of the series.
- Tsundere: For some, towards Francisco.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Regan, the local Bokukko.
- Stuff Blowing Up: His Weapon of Choice are several smokebombs.
- Tag Along Kid: More competent than the usual standard, though.
Tybaltthe son of Leontes Montague.
- Aloof Big Brother: To Romeo, though Romeo doesn't know they're half-siblings.
- Anti-Hero: He wants to take down Laertes, same as the Capulets, but he is not motivated for the good of Neo Verona, never mind his brutal tactics.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Defrosting Ice King
- Generation Xerox: He wants to kill his father Laertes Montague for almost the exact same reasons that Laertes wanted to kill the Capulet family, (specifically, for refusing to recognize them as legitimate sons and causing their mothers' deaths).
- Heroic Bastard: Illegitimate son of Laertes and a Capulet lady who fell victim to Death by Childbirth some years before the massacre.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Mad Dictators Handsome Son: His father is the tyrant Laertes Montague.
- Shoot the Dog: Kills a corrupt priest who was about to stab her when Juliet can't bring herself to do it.
Voiced by: Saito Jiro (JP), Chris Ayres (EN)Conrad's good friend.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Parental Substitute
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: He betrayed the Capulets by giving information regarding the Capulets' hideout to the Montagues.
- Smug Snake
- Dying Moment of Awesome: He pretends to be the real Red Whirlwind to free those wrongfully accused of being the Red Whirlwind and dies via self-immolatione. His last declaration of the Red Whirlwind's revival comes true when Juliet again dons the persona.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dresses up as Red Whirlwind and confronts the Montague guards fully knowing that they'll kill him.
- The Medic
- Never Found the Body: We know he's Killed Off for Real, but he dies in such circumstances that it looks plausible for the Red Whirlwind to return.
- Sacrificial Lion
- Secret Keeper
William de Farnese aka Willy
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a very talented writer, yet he's very quirky and perpetually late with his scripts.
- Captain Ersatz: Of You Know Who.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: His co-workers often tease him or are exasperated at him.
- Expy: For William Shakespeare.
- Large Ham
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Tells Juliet that their love has inspired to him to write a love story to last the ages.
- This was actually a common aspect of many of the real-life Shakespeare's plays, so this was likely intentional.
- Obfuscating Stupidity
Lady Ariel de Farnese
Voiced by: Yoshino Ohtori (JP), Margaret Walker (EN)Present head of the noble Farnese family.
- Cool Old Lady
- The Ojou
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Not only she is Willy's mother, but a rather well-respected politician.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Larissa Wolcott (EN)An actress infatuated with Juliet's disguise, Odin.
- Genki Girl
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Gets a big one when she learns that her friend "Odin" was a very beautiful girl...
Voiced by: Akio Suyama (JP), Dan Forsythe (EN)A weak young man who works in one of the Montagues' mines and is saved from being crushed by Romeo. He and Romeo eventually become friends.
- Ill Boy
- Promotion to Parent: Has two little siblings.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He dies from illness, after Romeo promises to give his siblings a ride on his dragon steed, which leaves Romeo visibly distraught. After Montague's death and his self banishment from Neo Verona, Romeo asks Tybalt to find and care for Petruchio's siblings.
- Street Urchin: In his backstory.
- Cool Horse
- Intellectual Animal
- Loyal Animal Companion
- Meaningful Name: "Cielo" is "sky" in Italian.
- Non-Human Sidekick
- Facial Markings: Has some marks on her forehead and cheeks.
- Literally Shattered Lives: How Romeo ends up defeating her.
- Mysterious Waif
- One-Winged Angel: Post-transformation.
- The Ophelia: Duh. Goes from Mysterious Waif to Ax-Crazy in all of two episodes.
- Plant Person: Her body turns to wood near the end.
- Slasher Smile
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is light purple.
Voiced by: Ikuo Nishikawa (JP), Mark Stoddard (EN)One of Ariel's butlers, he passes on information from his master to Juliet and company.
Voiced by: Toru Okawa (JP), Greg Dulcie (EN)A miner who looks out for Romeo during his stay at the mines. While he admires Romeo's idealistic dream of creating a world where people can live together without sacrifices, Giovanni also believes that Romeo has chosen a long and difficult path to pursue.
The Old Man
Voiced by: Kazuo Oka (JP), T.A. Taylor (EN)A mysterious yet sage man who frequently smokes from a long pipe, he is suggested to bear some connection to Escalus. He acts as Romeo's spiritual adviser, mentioning that the noble will have to someday shoulder Juliet's fate.