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Characters: Sound Horizon
This is a list of the characters that appear in the works of the band Sound Horizon.

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    Chronicle and Chronicle 2nd 

Lucia

Played by: Aramary

Chronica

Played by: Aramary

The personification of the Black Chronicle.

Luna Ballad / "The Earthly Moonlight"

Played by: Aramary

"Destiny ... even if you take the light from my eyes, you'll never be able to take the song from my lips ..."

  • Determinator
  • Heroic Spirit: Even after becoming blind and losing her lover, she does not succumb to despair, but remains as determined as before.
  • I Will Find You: The song "Tadoritsuku Uta" is about her determined quest to find her lover.
  • Red Baron: "The Earthly Moonlight".

General Albers Alvarez ("Arbelge")

Played by: Jimang

Rose Guine Avalon / "The Supreme Rose"

Played by: Aramary

"A fool ... isn't someone who makes mistakes ... it's someone who knows their mistakes, but does not correct them ..."

Roberia Maria Della Firenza

Played by: Aramary

Giulietta Simone Del Viscontie

Played by: Haruka Shimotsuki

    Thanatos 

The protagonist

Played by: Aramary

    Lost 

The woman who shot down her lover

Played by: Aramary

"In a world where I have lost my lover, flowers of what colour will bloom?"

The protagonist of the song "Koibito wo Uchiotoshita Hi".

    Pico Magic and Pico Magic Reloaded 

Picomari

Played by: Aramary

Michèle Malebranche

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the songs "Yaneura no Shōjo", "Ori no Naka no Hana" and possibly "Ori no Naka no Yūgi".

Rein

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Rein no Sekai".

    Elysion 

El

Played by: Aramary

"Hey ... papa, what kinds of flowers bloom in that paradise?"

The Masked Man / Abyss

Played by: Jimang

"Is that girl my Elys?"

  • Catch Phrase: Besides the above quote, he's very commonly identified with the line "Zannen datta ne," which probably translates best to "Now that's a shame." That line's appearance in the lyrics of "The Grapevines of Joy and Sadness" leads to the common speculation that Loraine de Saint-Laurent is actually the bride who killed Abyss.
  • Death by Materialism
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His devotion to El.
  • Kick the Dog: In the live performance of El's Scales, at the beginning of the song, he's after money, and he sees two injured people on the street. So does he simply mug them quickly and demand the money? No... he sneaks up behind them and freaking takes one of the injured people's crutches and beats him half to death with it before taking their money. Really, there had to be a slightly less... destructive way of achieving the same ends.
  • Magical Flutist: In "The Piper and the Parade"
  • Mask Power
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The illustration on the back cover of Elysion ~Rakuen Gensō Monogatari Kumikyoku~ depicts him with glowing red eyes.

Soror / "Subject 1096"

Played by: Aramary

"Come ... let us return to Paradise, brother ..."

The protagonist of the song "Ark".

Frater / "Subject 1073"

Soror's older brother.

The Watcher

The person who conducts and/or observes the experiments on Frater and Soror.

Lafrenze

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "El no Ehon - Majo to Lafrenze". She guards the gates of the underworld, but can only do so as long as she remains a virgin.

Crimson Old Rose

Played by: Aramary

A witch who was banished from her country. She was the one who raised Lafrenze.
  • Character Overlap: She and Alte Rose (German for "old rose") in Märchen are implied to be the same person.

Orpheus

The nun / "Maiden of the Twisted Pearl" / "Baroque"

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Baroque".

The farm girl / "Yield"

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Yield".

The bride

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "El no Tenbin".

The older sister / "Sacrifice"

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Sacrifice".
  • The Caretaker
  • I Wished You Were Dead: At one point, she is so envious of her younger sister that she prays for her death, after which her sister becomes infected with the plague. Feeling guilty, the older sister takes her wish back and her sister recovers ... and then their mother dies.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: It's implied that she ends up burning the entire village down as retribution for her sister's death.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After her sister becomes ill, she blames herself for it due to having previously wished for her death.
  • Promotion to Parent: After her mother's death, she plays the role of a mother to her younger sister.
  • The Unfavourite: She certainly feels like it, but it may not actually be the case.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: The end of the song implies this.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After the injustice she faced, it's hard not to feel sorry for her.

The younger sister

The woman in red / "Stardust"

Played by: Aramary

The protagonist of the song "Stardust".

The woman in red's lover

     Shōnen wa Tsurugi wo ... 

    Roman 

Hiver Laurant

Played by: Revo

The album's protagonist. He is actually the soul of a stillborn child, and his curiosity about life and death prompts him to send his two dolls, Violette and Hortense, out into the world to find stories revolving around these subjects.
  • Bishounen
  • Convenient Miscarriage: Well, more so "heartbreaking" than "convenient", really, especially after taking certain songs (like "Honoo") into account. It's also what sets the album in motion: Hiver is actually the soul of a stillborn, and his curiosity about life and death, as well as a desire to be born into the world, is what prompts him to send the dolls out to find stories revolving around those subjects.
  • Fisher King: Hiver in the manga. He's obviously not in our world, but the very little we see of the... mysterious place he stays in seems pretty parallel to winter, what with its emptiness and open space of white. Probably makes some lovely echoes, too.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy

Violette and Hortense

Played by: KAORI (Violette) and YUUKI (Hortense)

"I wonder if a story exists there ..."

Hiver's two dolls. Violette is associated with death, while Hortense is associated with life.
  • Catch Phrase: "Soko ni Roman wa aru no kashira", which means "I wonder if a story exists there."
  • Creepy Twins
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Even though Violette is the one associated with death, she never shows any signs of being any creepier or more amoral than Hortense. In fact, in the song Honoo, she's the one "swaying with joy," while Hortense is the one "wet with sadness." Then again, considering the situation, there may be more than one way to interpret that.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita

The Blond-Haired Laurant / Leon Laurant

The protagonist of the song Miezaru Ude.
  • The Alcoholic
  • Domestic Abuser
  • Drowning My Sorrows
  • Epiphany Therapy: After Laurencin kills the red-headed Laurant (or slightly before, when he sees the red-headed Laurant, in the manga), he recognizes that his life isn't over yet and finally decides to try to clean himself up and move on with his life.
  • A Tankard of Moose Urine: In the manga, he complains that the alcohol he drinks is absolutely terrible before downing the glass. It's actually a plot point when at the end of the chapter he drinks wine and he notices that it actually tastes good. It's the first time he's actually drunk for the taste, as opposed to in order to get drunk.

The Red-Haired Laurant / Flambeau Laurant

The antagonist of the song Miezaru Ude.

Laurencin

The man who ultimately kills the red-headed Laurant in Miezaru Ude. In the manga, he is taken to also be the protagonist of Hiiro no Fuusha, which thus explains his motivation. Most details on him only appear in the manga.

Etoile

Played by: YUUKI

The protagonist of the song "Hoshikuzu no Kawahimo".

  • A Girl And Her Dog
  • Ill Girl: She's nearly blind and is going to go completely blind.
  • Meaningful Name: In story. Her mother named her "Etoile", meaning "star" so that her path would always sparkle like the stars. This became something of a bitter joke to her later, since due to her poor eyesight, she's never actually been able to see the stars.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother is implied to have died, and since Pleut has the same voice as her mom, it's become a common fan theory that her mom was reincarnated as Pleut.

Auguste Laurant

Played by: Jimang

The protagonist of the song "Tenshi no Chōzō". He is a talented and famous sculptor who falls into despair after his wife's death in childbirth.

Monica

Played by: YUUKI

The protagonist of the song "Utsukushiki Mono".

Loraine de Saint-Laurent

Played by: REMI

The protagonist of the song "Yorokobi to Kanashimi no Budōshu".
  • Character Overlap: She and the unnamed bride in Elysion are implied to be the same person. This is also the interpretation the manga adaptation takes.
  • Impoverished Patrician: From this sort of family, which is why her father insists that she marry a rich man rather than the poor vineyard-worker whom she truly loves.
  • Red Headed Heroine: Her character design in the manga, and possibly in the album illustrations, but it's hard to tell in the latter.
  • Runaway Fiancée: Implied in the song, definitely the case in the manga.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With the servant (named Neige in the manga).

Savant

Played by: Jimang

One of the characters in the song "Tasogare no Kenja". Borders on Supporting Protagonist of the song.

    Seisen no Iberia 

Layla

Played by: YUUKI

Shaytan

Played by: Revo

    Moira 

Moira

The goddess of fate. Although she is a very important character, she never actually appears in the album.

Thanatos

Played by: Revo

"Moira ... if you continue to manipulate lives ... I will continue to save every living being by continuing to bring death to them."

The god of death. He hates Moira for bringing suffering to humans, so he plans to overthrow her.

Elefseus ("Elef") / Amethystos

Played by: Revo (adult), Yukana (child)

Artemisia ("Misia")

Played by: Minami Kuribayashi

Elefseus's twin sister.

The Harmonias / Six Sister Goddesses of Poetry

Played by: MIKI (Ionia), REMI (Doria), Haruka Shimotsuki (Phrygia), Ayaka Naitō (Lydia), KAORI (Aiolia), YUUKI (Locria)

"Who are the narrators? We are the narrators.
Who are the singers? We are the singers."

Scorpius

Played by: Norio Wakamoto (speaking voice), Masashi Ōyama (live performance)

One of the main antagonists of the story.

Leontius

Played by: Takashi Utsunomiya

The prince of Arcadia.

Cassandra and Melissa

Played by: MIKI (Cassandra) and Haruka Shimotsuki (Melissa)

Alexandra

Played by: Hōko Kuwashima

The queen of Amazon.

    Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido and Märchen 

Märchen von Friedhof

Played by: Revo

The story's protagonist.

Elise

Played by: Saki Fujita (speaking voice), Miku Hatsune (singing voice)

"Let's continue our revenge together forever and ever!"

März von Ludowing

Played by: Asuka Tanii (speaking voice)

One of the main characters of Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido. He is the original identity of Märchen von Friedhof.

Elisabeth von Wettin

Played by: Joelle (adult), Saki Fujita (child)

"Until the time I fall to the ground, I will flap my wings like the moonlight."

One of the main characters of Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido and the protagonist of the song "Kono Semai Torikago no Naka de". She also appears in Märchen as the last of the "seven dead princesses" and the protagonist of the song "Takkei no Seijo".

Therese von Ludowing

Played by: MIKI

One of the main characters of Ido e Itaru Mori e Itaru Ido and the protagonist of the song "Kanojo ga Majo ni Natta Riyū". She is März von Ludowing's mother.

The nun

Played by: Kanami Ayano

The first of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Kakei no Majo".
  • Corrupt Church: Inverted, the church took her to save her from starving to death after her mother abandoned her.
  • Human Sacrifice: Her mother wasn't exactly sane, and when they met the second time, somehow she wound up doing this to the nun.
  • Magic Music: She controls her birds with an ocarina.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She relies heavily on manipulation for her revenge.
  • No Name Given
  • Nuns Are Spooky: Zigzagged. She was kind and charitable in life, not to mention her animal friends. After her evil mother kills her, however, she wants revenge. The way she enacts her revenge tragedy also paints her like a cross of vengeful ghost and Nature Spirit.

The mother / "Witch"

Played by: MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Kakei no Majo". She represents the deadly sin of Gluttony.
  • Heel Face Door Slam: She even points this out herself.
    "My prayers aren't heard, and, unable to receive forgiveness, only sins increase in number ..."
    • Reformed, but Rejected: The narration and the way she feeds Hansel and Gretel implies that she regrets both abandoning her daughter and killing the nun, but it's too late as the nun already manipulates her revenge.
  • Composite Character: She is both the evil mother and the evil witch
  • Evil Matriarch: An evil mother.
  • Murder by Cremation
  • Obsessed with Food: It seems she abandoned her daughter because she's too poor to have food even for just one person and she eats stale bread given by the nun like it's the most delicious thing ever. Her hunger was so bad, she driven mad by it.
  • Offing the Offspring: Although to be fair, it's not entirely clear that she knew who the nun was.

The country girl / "Swing Girl"

Played by: REMI

The second of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Kuroki Okami no Yado".
  • Bokukko
  • Book Dumb: She's pretty simple in a way that she only concerns herself with her day-to-day survival and her knowledge of books limited to fairytale stories. It doesn't stop her from being a pretty potent Deadpan Snarker.
    Costumer: Sorry for intruding.
    The Country Girl: (whispering) Then leave if you feel intruding.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Already starved prior, her village destroyed by peasant rebellion gone wrong, sold to faraway city, employed by a verbally abusive landlady, murdered by hanging, and her liver cut and served as cuisine. Illustrate best in this line;
    I'm just trying my best to survive, but things never go my way...
  • Meido: A waiter and it seems she's the one who cook the food in the inn.
  • No Name Given
  • Tohoku Regional Accent

The Landlady

Played by: Jimang

The antagonist of the song "Kuroki Okami no Yado". She represents the deadly sin of Greed.

Snow White

Played by: Tomoyo Kurosawa

The third of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Garasu no Hitsugi de Nemuru Himegimi".

The queen

Played by: MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Garasu no Hitsugi de Nemuru Himegimi". She represents the deadly sin of Envy.

The Blue Prince

Played by: Yume Suzuki

The stepdaughter / "Well Girl"

Played by: Ceui

"Okay, I'll do my best!"

The fourth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Sei to Shi wo Wakatsu Kyōkai no Furuido".

Sleeping Beauty

Played by: Mikuni Shimokawa

"The reason why I sleep, embraced by wild roses, is ..."

The fifth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Bara no Tō de Nemuru Himegimi".
  • Flower Motifs: Roses.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: She's the most visible case of cyclical nature of "victim of the sin becomes the sinner"; her father doesn't invite Alte Rose and doesn't want to be blamed, Alte Rose in return curses Sleeping Beauty and smugly gloats against Aprikose's attempt to reverse the curse, and after awakened, Sleeping Beauty flaunts her princess status as an excuse to banish Alte Rose, who then curses Sleeping Beauty again out of damaged pride.
  • Parental Abandonment: She becomes one; Alte Rose curses her when she was exiled. Though the specific of the curse is unknown, the way she abandons her child after it's born implies her child born with disability.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink

The Red Prince

Played by: Yume Suzuki

Alte Rose

Played by: MIKI

The antagonist of the song "Bara no Tō de Nemuru Himegimi". She represents the deadly sin of Pride.

Bluebeard's previous wife

Played by: Minami Kuribayashi

The sixth of the "seven dead princesses", and the protagonist of the song "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro".

Bluebeard

Played by: Akio Ōtsuka

The antagonist of the song "Aoki Hakushaku no Shiro". He represents the deadly sin of Lust.

Bluebeard's last wife

Played by: Miyuki Sawashiro

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