Characters: Trinity Blood
Trinity Blood has a slew of characters in its run.Many character entries on this side previously consisted only of "character name - voice actors - black line". These entries have been deleted. If you consider a character worthy of being add to this site, please do it, but give him/her some tropes.
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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.
- Improbable Age: Became a Pope at a very young age which is impossible to have in Real Life. Then again, the story takes place Twenty Minutes In The Future. Who's to say the rules won't be changed?
- The Pope: Head of the Vatican.
- Shrinking Violet: Poor guy... seriously, do. Not. Yell. He will have a meltdown. We don't want the Pope to have meltdowns.
- Young and in Charge: Teenage head of the Catholic Church
Francesco di Medici
"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.
- Aloof Big Brother: Alessandro definitly thinks of him as such.
- Fantastic Racism: Towards the Methuselah.
- Flat Character: ONLY in that he isn't given a backstory like Caterina but other than that he is by no means this trope as a character in himself.
- Freudian Excuse: He harbors some resentment and bitterness because he could not be Pope because he is a bastard son, so he may be taking it out on Alessandro at times.
- Bastard Bastard: He is the bastard son of the late pope with no legitimate claim to the Papal throne as a result.
- Kill 'em All: Wants this for all vampires. Justified in that many vampire want the same for humanity.
- Kill It with Fire: How he likes to get rid of vampires, though in actuality it's 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 (although this also extends to the whole world as well).
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Caterina's blue. Paula is also a blue to his red.
- Sibling Rivalry: with his half-sister Caterina Sforza.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: He also is one of the few male characters in the series who is masculine; especially in the anime.
- The Leader: Of the Inquisitorial Department which is the Badass Army of the Vatican. He is headstrong and charismatic.
- 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: 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. It's justified even more so in that that there are plenty of vampires who are shown to prove him right such as Endre Kourza, Count Gyula (lesser extent and sympathetic), Astharoshe (though what she did was accidental), and the vampires in Amsterdam who killed an entire church of people.
- Voiced by: Takashi Taniguchi (Japanese), John Swasey (English)
- Revenge Before Reason: Wanted this so much that he was willing to destroy Rome and kill his family due to him having not been chosen as Pope.
- Parental Betrayal: He was their uncle after all. Even more justified in how Francesco refused to believe his uncle was a traitor and terrorist.
- 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.
- Artificial Human: Had a bit of a hang-up about it as a child.
- 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 by his 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.
- Bishōnen: Plenty of the girls are less pretty than him!
- Bloody Murder: Other vampires extend weapons from their bodies. Abel makes a gigantic scythe from his own blood and uses it very well.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It's such a massive split in his character, it's understandable to think he might have some form of Multiple Personality Disorder. Less of the moron part though in the anime, where it comes across as Obfuscating Stupidity.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Used to be a murderous borderline psychopath when younger, and it's strongly implied that he directly hates himself for what he's done.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His forms tend to be incredibly demonic looking, and he uses a scythe made from his own blood; he's also a helpful, kindhearted and generally good-natured man.
- Designer Baby: He was created as a improved human in order to help colonize Mars.
- Dissonant Serenity: During Super Mode he is ereeily calm.
- Good Shepherd: A friendly and heroic priest.
- 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.
- Psycho Electro: When he occasionally becomes Ax-Crazy during higher Cresnik modes and uses electricty.
- 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.
- Shockand Awe: He does have lightning powers, after all.
- 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.
- Drives Like Crazy: It's visible in the anime episodes of Iblis, when Abel and Petro... unwisely let her drive.
- Heroic BSOD: She suffers this after Cain beheads Abel. After a failed roaring rampage of revenge, she kneels next to Abel's corpse in complete disbelief. When agents of the Vatican discover her, she mentally pleads for them to not say "his" name. When an astonished Wordsworth does and confirms Abel's death, it's implied in the manga that she faints.
- This is especially hard on Esther, given her recent losses. Over the span of the story, she loses Bishop Vitez, her surrogate mother, and Shahrazad, her best friend. Abel offered his support and helped her through her grief. With him gone, she has very few people to turn to.
- The High Queen: Becomes the queen of Albion.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Played straight with Abel. The contrast is even more striking when the latter is in Crusknik form.
- La Résistance: In the first novel, Esther led the Partisans, an anti-government group in Istavan.
- Revenge Before Reason: Abel had some time talking her out of this.
- When Cain kills Abel, Esther whips out her shotgun without a second thought and riddles Cain and Isaak with bullets. While an awesome moment in itself, it might not have been the best course of action to take, in hindsight. Cain and Isaak are vastly overpowered, and could have easily killed her for that.
- Tsundere: Type B; usually she's polite and kind, but she has her triggers; especially around Abel in the novels.
- Expy: Notes from the manga state him to be one of the second Terminator.
- More Dakka: His primary method of fight. Abel remarks that "he never runs out of bullets".
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Abel's Red because of his machine stoicism.
- Religious Robot: He's a Catholic paladin with servos.
Hugue de Watteau
- Voiced by: Shinya Kitade (Japanese), John Burgmeier (English)
- Invisibility: Although it extends to his robe, as well. Much of his body is cybernetic and it seems that camouflage tech was implanted this way.
- Visible Invisibility: In anime, it varies. Sometimes he's visible as mostly transparent shape; sometimes, he doesn't reveal himself to viewers before dramatic effect calls for it.
William Walter Wordsworth
- Insufferable Genius: In the eyes of sister Kate, though she might be joking.
Leon Garcia de Asturias
- Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (Japanese), Phil Parsons (English)
- Boxed Crook: His missions shorten his sentence.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He really does love his daughter.
- Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese), J. Paul Slavens (English)
- Badass Boast: His speech before fighting Abel certainly counts: "God judges you, infidel!"
- Chewing the Scenery: He stops before his fight with Abel (anime) to give a monologue about being God's soldier and punishing the infidel.
- Religious Bruiser: Chief Inquisitor slaying vampires for The Lord.
- Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (Japanese), Wendy Powell (English)
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Her reflexes and speed are excellent thanks to training.
- Red Baron: Her codename is "Lady of Death".
- Number Two: Petro's second in command.
- Trigger Happy: In the manga and novel she wanted to launch a missile to destroy an entire city because she believed everyone in the city to be heretics.
The Methuselah Empire
Known officially as The New Human Empire or The Empire of the True Race, it's one of the few places where vampires and humans live in something akin to peace. It was founded by the Empress Vradica, who brought nature back to the lands damaged by the Armageddon. Now the country is a vast land surrounded by airborne particles that filter out the ultraviolet radiation so that the Methuselah may move about by day, which leaves it in perpetual dusk. It is also the most productive and technologically advanced nation on Earth, which is why the Vatican tries not to anger them.
Augusta Vradica/Seth Nightroad
- Cain and Abel and Seth: Sister to The Hero and the Big Bad who forms a third side.
- King Incognito: She occasionally pretends to be a simple peasant girl.
- A Mother to Her Men: Quite affectionate to her subjects, calling them "her children".
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She's truly a cunning and strong willed older than the hills empress, but she can pretend the part of a cheerful young girl too.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards humans. In the space of one anime episode he goes from screaming his hate every time Esther tries to touch him to developing a crush on her.
- Badass Boast: In the animeI'm Astharoshe Asran, Duchess of Kiev! Die!
- Anti-Villain: Type II, of the vengeful variety.
- Deal with the Devil: His bargain with the Rosencreiutz Orden comes back to bite him in the ass.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: He attempts to use a wandering electrical relay satellite as a weapon of mass destruction capable of wiping out all human life.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: More like Grievous Harm With A Severed Limb And My Own Ribs - see the Our Vampires Are Different entry below.
- Interspecies Romance: Sort of. His late wife, Maria, was human and he's a vampire.
- 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.
- Love Makes You Evil: Of the avenging a murdered loved one variant.
- Not So Different: Esther's motives for opposing him are one and the same, especially in the anime.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Especially in the manga, where he's even capable of turning his ribs into biological weaponry.
Primary antagonists of the series, Rosenkreuz Orden is vampire terrorist organization that aims to erase Vatican and Albion and, instead, demote humans to food. Preferring to work in the background and keeping their activities secret, they often manipulate unsuspecting humans and vampires into doing their dirty work for them. Many of their activities center on triggering a new apocalyptic war between the Vatican, the New Human Empire, and Albion.
- 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.
- Big Bad: Leader of the Orden and the most powerful villain that Abel and co must defeat.
- Big Damn Heroes: He saves Esther from Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: In the anime he has blond hair.
- Card-Carrying Villain: In the anime he is clearly and unapologetically evil. His manga counterpart's motivations are less clear.
- Dissonant Serenity: He and his brother have this in common; eerie calmness during Cresnkik mode.
- 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.
- The Ditz: In the manga and novels, 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.
- Yandere: For Abel and Esther. In the novels, he wants to "devour" them, so they would exist within him forever.
Isaak Fernand von Kämpfer
- Big Damn Heroes: He has his moments with Esther during the Lady Saint arc.
Dietrich von Lohengrin
- Face-Heel Turn: Starts as Esther's partner but he's working with Cain.
- Heel-Face Turn: Turns against Cain in the end.
- 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.
- 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.
- Brainwashedand Crazy: What Detrich does to him in the aftermath of Carthage.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Joined the RKO because the idea of humans and Methuselah coexisting peacefully came off as absurd to him.
Probably the only country that managed to survive through the Armageddon, Albion stays outside of Vatican's field of influence. While it appears to be mostly human, it has, in fact, significant vampire population under the surface of London. It is known for its large amounts of pre-Armageddon technology and hight level of present technology.
- Voiced by: Miho Yamada (Japanese), Clarine Harp (English)
- Voiced by: Pam Dougherty (English)
- Posthumous Character: In Anime, the first episode she's mentioned in starts with her funeral.