Trinity Blood has a slew of characters in its run, despite the abrupt ending.
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The Vatican stands in Rome as the center of human existence after the Armageddon. In light of the devastation, people sought refuge and protection in the Church, giving the Vatican responsibility and leadership over the humans. Despite its once supreme authority, humans have begun to put their faith in local leaders and nobles, taking authority from the Vatican. Despite its weakening hold over the nations, the Vatican still stands as the greatest form of human leadership, after the Armageddon.
His Holiness, Alessandro XVIII, is the 399th Pope of Rome, and the son of the former pope, Gregorio XXX. After the death of his father, Alessandro's siblings made sure he was given the title of Pope over his uncle, Archbishop Alfonso d'Este.
"Blessed are those who perish in the name of the Lord; the Vatican is the organ of divine will on Earth."
The Duke of Florence, Duke of Tuscany, and a Cardinal of the Vatican, Francesco is a tall and intimidating man. As he is a bastard son, he could not be elected Pope and may harbor some bitterness over it. Using intimidation and loud vocal displays, he frequently attempts to pressure his younger brother to bend to his way of thinking.
Kill It with Fire: How he likes to get rid of vampires though in actuality its bombs, guns and his army of heavily armored soldiers with giant weapons with mutilating properties; except in sister Paula's case who uses speed and stealth.
Not So Different: Francesco and Cain are both older brothers who have rocky relationships with their younger siblings. They both do not want peace between humans and vampires; they do however want war and to create their own new world order. They are also willing to sacrifice anyone to meet their aims even their siblings. The only differences between them are their species and that Francesco wants human domination while Cain wants Humanity's annihilation.
Trigger Happy: Very much so. Then again he has an entire Badass Army at his command with lots of weapons so who can blame him.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: To an extent. He wants to destroy all vampires because he believes them to be a threat to all humanity which is justified given history and this seems to be general view that much of mankind believes.
The Duchess of Milan, is a strong willed, determined woman who shows no fear and has a strong resolve in anything she believes in. She is the head of the Ministry of Holy Affairs and leads the department's special operations group, the AX Agency.
Ax-Crazy: Not most of the time, but it appears to be a periodic hazard for him when in higher versions of his Crusnik form; it's particularly unsettling due to his Dissonant Serenity and the contrast with his bumbling personality.
The Atoner: Implied to have been partially responsible for the apocalypse in the back story, and he certainly caused a genocidal war between Terrans and the Methusalahs that wrecked the world. His body count is sometimes stated to be in the millions, and it was all started over his issues with humanity at large that made him eager to wipe them out. and the ultimate result of all this, his lover Lilith was killed byhis beloved but increasingly unstable brother; Abel thereafter went into a long period of mourning several hundred years long, and eventually dedicated himself to Lilith's ideals of protecting humanity and reconciling the Terrans and Methusalahs.
Badass Longcoat: Part of his uniform, but interestingly enough, while almost everyone else has one, it's Abel's totally rockin' coat that everyone remembers.
Knight in Sour Armor: It's pretty clear that while he'd LIKE to be a more classical hero, he's just too messed up and unstable to pull it off.
Obfuscating Stupidity: He may or may not be this; it's hard to tell if his usual goofy behavior is something to distract attention, a deliberate gambit to make people underestimate him, or just a persona he enjoys playing with.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: He plays the Blue to Cain's Red, but when he's around Tres, his excitable behavior becomes a clear Red to stoic Tres' Blue.
Religious Bruiser: He's a Catholic priest who specifically fights evil as an agent of the Church. It's pretty much in the job description.
Shoo Out the Clowns: In a weird case, Abel does this to himself! He acts goofy and hilariously dense most of the time, but when things get intense, his personality goes through a alarmingly intense change and he get a lot more cold and stoic.
The Ditz: In the manga, espicially in the earlier chapters where he's traveling with Esther and Tres to Rome and getting into trouble on the way. He acts this way in the anime, but it's unclear if it's an act or genuine.
It's Personal: Holds a personal grudge against the Vatican for their hand in his wife's murder.
Kill Sat: Actually used to be a wandering satellite his wife restored functionality to, for the purpose of converting solar energy into electricity to give Istavan a much needed power source. Gyula re-purposes it so it can be used as a weapon.
Above Good and Evil: Or rather outside these parameters. Evil is necessary for good to exist, both are important for the world, Esther (and the canon profile) realize Cain isn't evil. He's beyond those definitions and is the absolute enemy of the world because he is totally against it. He's a creature that doesn't belong to the world.
Light Is Not Good: He is blond, generally wears white, his powers appear to be energy-based and his Crusnik form looks like a classical angel. He is also a genocidal lunatic who would like to destroy everything again.
Superpower Meltdown: The reason for his being evil; it's unclear whether it was a genuine turn to evil, if the nanomites amplified his pre-existing antisocial traits, or if he's just their host now. Abel doesn't seem to care very much either way.
Wrong: In his Canon profile, it's stated that Abel wants to remove the nanomachines from Cain. However he also states that it may be impossible and won't go to that great of length to do so.
The Ditz: In the manga, shockingly enough. His first appearance sees him almost getting run over by a car...several times in a row because he was staring as Esther.
People Puppets: Uses his monofilaments wires to control people via their nerves. He even uses it to literally puppet people's bodies and use corpses as soldiers (in the anime). For this he gained the code name Marionettenspieler (Puppet Master). These wires also have more "interesting" uses, such as causing a person to feel any sensation imaginable, including sexual pleasure.
Also known as The Baron of Luxor, a nobleman from the Empire.
Anti-Villain: Types II and IV — he's convinced his cause is worth fighting for and joined the Order because he thinks another global war is going to better all Methuselah. All the same, he's shown to have a major hang-up about having to kill Ion because of how far back their friendship goes, to the point where he seems to consider not going through with it.