Characters: Umineko When They Cry Demons And Furniture
These are the magical beings/pieces on the game board of Umineko: When They Cry
, which the Game Master can use in order to obscure the truth of the game board or guide the meta characters to reaching it. Since Battler's goal is to disprove magic, most of these characters are his enemies.
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"I see. To shake hands with you, Battler-sama, I must create a fitting atmosphere in a suitable location, and exchange sweet words and physical language with you that rings true to your heart. When the opportunity arrives, I will prepare that location. You know, I also lo-ve those kinds of situations?"
One of Beatrice's 72 demon servants, ranked 27, and the head of Beatrice's set of furniture. He usually attends Beatrice directly, and so his combat abilities aren't explored until Episode 4. Ronove enjoys teasing others but has a cordial relationship with most of the players.
From an anti-fantasy perspective, he is Genji, who served as a distant father figure to Yasu
- Ambiguously Gay: For crying loud out, his nosebleed turns into rose petals!
- One of the Golden Fantasia endings throws in some fodder for the Yaoi Fangirls regarding this.
- The continuation of said ending adds even more fuel to the fire.
- There is also this.
- Ars Goetia
- Barrier Warrior
- Battle Butler
- Classy Cravat
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's pretty much okay with all the murdering and stuff, but he seemed somewhat sickened by Eva Beatrice killing Rosa over and over again. Also, after what Beatrice pulls in Episode 3, he's quite clearly angry with her, but this may have been acting especially since Beatrice's behavior being an act was also an act.
- Flower Motifs: Roses. Elegant, yet hides thorns. Several of his attacks in Ougon Musoukyoku involve roses in some way.
- The Gadfly: Quite snarky towards Beatrice. At the start of episode four, he also plays a trick on her to embarrass her in front of Battler. Did he do this because he genuinely didn't like what she did or because it amused him? Both, most likely.
- High-Class Glass
- Image Song: Red Rose Bloomin'.
- Mercy Kill: To Genji for the first twilight in Episode 3.
- Noble Demon
- No Sense of Personal Space: At least not when it comes to Battler
- One Steve Limit: "Ronove" and "Ronoue" are more-or-less the same word (ロノウェ versus ロノウエ). This is most likely because Yasu based Ronove off of Genji.
- One-Winged Angel: Although not seen in the sound novels, in Golden Fantasia, his meta-world finishing move turns him temporarily into one. In spite of his charm, he is supposed to be a demon, after all.
- Servile Snarker
- Shout-Out: Ronove's Elegant Cutter in Ougon Musou Kyoku references Rugal Bernstein's Genocide Cutter. They even dress similar.
- Signature Laugh: Pukukuku...
- Supreme Chef: Apparently his cookies and tea are absolutely amazing.
- Write Who You Know: In-Universe, Yasu based Ronove off of Genji. To further reinforce this, a flashback in the EP8 manga reveals that young Genji looked very much like Ronove.
"But only if he's hot!"
Another one of Beatrice's demon servants, ranked 33. Cheerful and rather arrogant, she is quite good friends with Beatrice and apparently a bit of a fashionista. Loves to tease Virgilia, and tends to shorten her friends' names, only using the last syllable or two.
Her specialty is creating "gaps" in space, allowing her to instantaneously move herself and other objects anywhere she wants, which she uses to pull pranks. She originally represented the ghost stories of Beatrice appearing at night to torment servants of the Ushiromiya family who don't respect her, and was succeeded by Yasu, who she befriended. She became nameless afterwards, and Maria later suggested that she take the name of Gaap.
The Stakes of Purgatory
Voiced by: Yuka Saito (Lucifer), Madoka Yonezawa (Leviathan), Yoko Hikasa (Satan), Seiko Yoshida (Belphegor), Ayano Niina (Mammon), Yuri Yamaoka (Beelzebub), Aki Toyosaki (Asmodeus)
Clockwise, starting from the upper left: Belphegor, Beezlebub, Asmodeus, Mammon, Leviathan, Lucifer, Satan
Seven sisters and articles of furniture who serve Beatrice. Each arises to kill those who are guilty of the sin she represents. They are actually based on former servants of the Ushiromiya family, who would often bully and belittle their fellow servant Yasu. Their stake forms are implied to be paperweights that were bought by Kinzo, who believed they were genuine occult artifacts.
Their names are, in order from oldest to youngest:
- Assist Character: Aside from Lucifer, who is a playable character and can call her sisters in her Meta-Super, the stakes can be summoned by two characters in Ougon Musoukyoku: Beatrice uses them as projectiles and Ange bases her entire moveset on summoning them.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Inverted by Lucifer, who's the weakest of the sisters, but still their leader.
- Bodyguard Babes: While they most commonly commit many of the murders on the island, they also serve to protect their master in need.
- Boisterous Weakling: Lucifer acts like the boss of the sisters, but she's actually the weakest. And painfully aware of it.
- Butt Monkey: Lucifer, due to being both bossy and weaker than the others, gets teased a lot. She also takes some of the blame for the sisters as a group when something goes wrong. This mainly occurs in the TIPS.
- Catch Phrase: Onaka suitaaa~! (I'm hungryyy~!) for Beelzebub, unsurprisingly. She says it every time she is flustered, even when it has nothing to do with the context.
- Cute and Psycho: None of them have any aversion about killing or maiming, but when their services aren't needed they're quite sweet girls, if a bit loud.
- Cuteness Proximity: Put Sakutarou anywhere near them and they'll immediately glomp him on sight.
- Dodge the Bullet
- Double Entendre: In the TIP "Game Master Battler", Asmodeus says that as a revenge for Lucifer gouging Battler in Episode 3, Battler should "gouge into her this time". What follows is actually a Tickle Torture.
- Extreme Omnivore: Beelzebub is prone to even using her own flesh if she thinks it will be yummy.
- Flanderization: An in-universe example: they're essentially Flanderized versions of the servants Yasu used to work with.
- Girlish Pigtails: Asmodeus and Beelzebub, the two youngest.
- Happiness in Slavery: They state openly that they are only happy when they are summoned and used, because "that's why furniture exists".
- Hidden Depths: How the Stakes represent their Vice is not simply Card Carrying Villainy. For example, Belphegor of Sloth is a very hard worker, but if she did all the work, no one else would... and so she lazes around.
- Hime Cut: Lucifer and Belphegor.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: Asmodeus.
- Image Song: Let's Gouge!
- Imaginary Friends: To Ange in EP4. Mammon states outright that they're nothing but delusions Ange created to cope with having no real friends.
- I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Towards Sakutarou. All seven of them. At the same time.
- Laser Blade: Their primary weapons in their human forms are blades they form on their arms.
- Lyrical Dissonance: Played for Laughs with their Image Song (see above), which is a Tastes Like Diabetes technopop number about how badly they want to kill you.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: During the game, they're ruthless and very much capable of killing in cold blood. Behind the scenes, they're not so bad—we see Beelzebub and Battler playfully fighting over Ronove's baking early in EP4, and let's not get into Sakutaro.
- Mega Twintails: Beelzebub.
- Ms. Fanservice: Ange doesn't fail to mention that she's relieved nobody can see them besides her, due to the outfits they wear.
- Mythology Gag: Remove their red top, and you have Angel Mort's uniform.
- Names To Run Away From: Demons Or Angels
- Ojou Ringlets: Leviathan and Satan.
- Ominous Pipe Organ: Lucifer's Theme in Ougon Musou.
- Only One Face: In the visual novel they all share the same sprite, with their different hairstyles being the only way to tell them apart. The manga makes their faces a bit more distinct.
- Pinball Projectile: One of the stock sound effects in the game is a stake quickly bouncing around in a room. If you hear that, unless you have an extremely high magical resistance, you better hope you're not the target.
- Punch Clock Villain: As shown with their interaction with Ange and Maria, when not brutally torturing and killing people, the Stakes are rather sweet and personable.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: They're all named after demons according to Binsfeld's classification of demons.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Each of them represents one sin and they usually let the one do the kill who represents the heaviest sin of their enemy.
- Show Girl Skirt: As seen in the picture.
- Shown Their Work: The names of the stakes actually correspond to a 16th century classification of demons which linked those seven demons to the Seven Deadly Sins. More details on this topic are on the Trivia Page.
- Stocking Filler
- Taking the Bullet: In the third arc, Belphegor does this for Eva-Beatrice
- Mammon describes Satan as a "Tsundere without the dere".
- Lucifer is normally arrogant and bossy, but once in a while her nicer side shows.
- Tsurime Eyes
- White Hair, Black Heart: Satan.
- Worthy Opponent: See Foe Yay. Leads to one attempting a Big Damn Heroes during EP6. Sadly, Leviathan fails to pull it off.
- Write Who You Know: An In-Universe example; they're actually based on former servants of the Ushiromiya family, who often bullied Yasu.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Leviathan has green hair.
Chiester Sisters Imperial Guard Corps
Voiced by: Shion Hirota (Chiester 00), Mariko Mizuno (Chiester 45), Eri Kitamura (Chiester 410)
Left to right: 45, 00, 410...
... and 556.
Servants of Beatrice and Eva-Beatrice who look like bunny girls. It's heavily implied that they were originally Maria
's furniture. They wear flags resembling Iceland's and apparently serve a "Lord Pendragon
". More powerful Chiesters were "manufactured" for Erika and Battler's wedding
, though they have never been shown.They are most likely based on ceramic rabbit figurines that Maria would play with, and Word of God states that they represent the Sawed Off Shotguns used to murder everyone on the island
- Chiester 00 is the leader of her squadron, who specializes in reconnaissance and advance guard.
- Chiester 45 specializes in scouting, deciding orders, and providing support for her sisters.
- Chiester 410 specializes in firing control, and is the squadron's primary sniper.
- Chiester 556, who was killed in battle against a certain black witch (i.e., Rosa), specialized in providing squad fire support to protect her allies.
- Apologises a Lot: Chiester 45 seems to be continuously on the verge of a breakdown, thinking that she'll get punished for something. Often, it leads to this behavior.
- Assist Character: 45 adds firepower to 410's meta shots in Ougon Musou.
- Beam Spam: Chiester 410 in the fighting game can get quite annoying once she starts spamming her arrows.
- Bilingual Bonus: Their firing sequence for those who know Greek and Japanese. Full translation on the Trivia Page.
- Bodyguard Babes
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: "Babysitting, laundry, shooting down meteorites: we'll succeed in any type of mission."
- Catch Phrase: "Thank you". 556 thanks everyone constantly, so that she would have no regrets of not saying it should they be suddenly separated. And suddenly separated, they were courtesy of Rosa...
- Chekhov's Skill: 410 was stated to be a good close-quarters fighter on her TIPS, a skill which really never showed on the VN. Cue to Ougon Musoukyouku where she was chosen to represent the Chiesters.
- Color-Coded Characters: 00's uniform is black, 45 is red, 410 is blue, 556 is purple.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: 45 and 410 appear together most often, and their temperaments are inverted from their colors.
- Chromatic Arrangement: After 00 appears to command them, they're seen as a trio more often.
- Expy: 45 is clearly based off Reisen Udongein Inaba.
- Eyepatch of Power: Chiester 00.
- The Faceless: Chiester 556 is only seen in a bonus TIP of Episode 6, her sprite cut from the shoulders up. She only appears in the last TIP of Tsubasa, "Arigatō for 556".
- Fragile Flower: Poor Chiester 45, who always seems as though she'll break down crying any minute.
- The Gadfly: Chiester 410's profile says she likes to tease more straight-laced characters like Chiester 45 or Lucifer.
- Girlish Pigtails: Chiester 45.
- The Hyena: Chiester 410 exhibits most of the Laughter Tropes index, from the Signature Laugh of her Verbal Tic to Mirthless Laughter when she's terrified.
- Image Song: Dahlia, for Chiester 556.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Try being able to fire through a keyhole and kill someone. Justified, given that the arrows are magic laser arrows.
- Killer Rabbit: Killer bunny girls are much more dangerous than they look.
- The Leader: Chiester 00.
- Leitmotif: Dance of the Moon Rabbit.
- Lemony Narrator: In Episode 6, when 410 describes the specialities of the other Chiester guarding the cathedral, her tone is serious... until the last one.
410: She has an extremely high shooting rate, but since she had to bring a miniature magazine, her ammo will run out in two seconds. That lazy bum can't do her job for more than two seconds, nyeh.
- Little Bit Beastly
- Living Toys: Possibly. They may have originally been the ceramic rabbit figurines that belonged to Maria.
- Meaningful Name: Their name is a corruption of the word "Winchester", the type of rifle used by the adults in the series. Indeed, according to Word of God, they represent the Winchester rifles being used to murder the people on the island.
- Nice Girl: Chiester 556.
- The Nicknamer: 410 tried to give 556 the nickname "Thank-you rabbit".
- Noodle Incident: In one of the TIPS, 45 mentions a "Chocolate terrorist attack" after which it was forbidden for troops to make chocolate themselves.
- Playboy Bunny
- Posthumous Character: Chiester 556, who is implied to be the ceramic doll that Rosa broke. She is mentioned only once in Episode 4 and doesn't appear in the story outside of a TIP.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Replacement Mooks: EVA summons them after Leviathan and Belphegor are defeated by Rudolf and Kyrie. The surviving stakes aren't too happy about that.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Despite their magical origins, their needs to reboot, load, link, etc. if nothing else are definitely derived from this trope.
- Scars Are Forever: Chiester 00 has a scarred ear and lost an eye in battle.
- Show Girl Skirt: This allows people to see their thigh tattoos.
- Sibling Team: Each of them is always seen working together with at least one of their sisters, since it's explicity stated that they work better when they are linked together.
- Signature Laugh: Chiester 410's "Nihi!" is either this or a Verbal Tic depending on the scene. When Kinzō insults all three of them in Episode 4, it's actually her way of crying.
- Spell My Name with an S: Their name was initially romanized by fan translation groups as "Siesta," but Word of God claims that the correct romanization is "Chiester," first shown in the spinoff fighting game.
- The Stoic: Chiester 00.
- Not So Stoic: Not even she can help but burst into tears after Kinzo insults her. According to her profile, she isn't actually as calm and composed as she appears.
- Super Strength: 00 is able to stop Krauss from tackling Kinzo and lifting him in the air using one hand.
- Theme Naming: Each of them are named after types of bullets (the 00 buckshot, the .45 Colt, the .410 shotgun shell, and the 5.56mm NATO).
- Thigh-High Boots
- Trademark Favorite Food: For 410, at least, it's carrots. She's a bunny girl, after all. It's almost exclusively used in the fighting game, though.
- Unusual Ears
- Verbal Tic: Chiester 410's "nyeh."
- 00 ends most of her sentences with "de arimasu" (the uncontracted version of "desu").
- Vitriolic Best Buds: 45 and 410 have shades of this.
- Witch Hunt: How 00 lost her eye.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Chiester 410 has blue hair, Chiester 45 has pink hair and Chiester 556 has purple hair.
"From now on, I'll always be with you. Together for eternity... So don't let go of me, okay?"
A toy that Maria received as a present from Rosa. She eventually puts a soul into it and he takes the form of a young boy with lion ears wearing a shirt that is way too big for him. Rosa tore him apart during a fight with Maria right in front of her eyes
. Since this happened before the Rokkenjima murders, he never appears during them except for the sixth game.
- Anti-Magic: Is able to negate any type of offensive magic directed at him or whoever he's protecting.
- Assist Character: Ange can summon Sakutaro to aid her on Ougon Musoukyouku.
- Break the Cutie: The extra TIPS "Sakutaro, To Purgatory Mountain".
- The Cameo: He appears as a guardian spirit in Higanbana No Saku Yoru Ni. Well, not exactly him, but...
- Cat Boy: Well, more like Lion Boy, but still.
- Cheerful Child: All together now - "SQUEE!!"
- Cowardly Lion: Nervous by nature, to the point of being afraid to go outside unless he's quickly able to retreat into Maria's pocket, but when things get serious, he won't back down from protecting her.
- Diplomatic Impunity
- Expy: In-Universe it's mentioned that Maria based him on Kero-chan.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Maria loves him, of course, and the Stakes of Purgatory will always glomp him on sight while proclaiming how cute he is.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Which add to his cuteness factor.
- Imaginary Friend: From a mundane perspective, in the sense that he's a stuffed animal which Maria pretends is alive.
- Leitmotif: Sakutarou's adventure ; which is, incidentally, the title of the novel series written by Ange in the epilogue.
- Little Bit Beastly
- Living Toys: From a fantasy perspective.
- Marshmallow Hell: Happens to him when Maria decides to summon the Sisters of Purgatory for Ange.
- Morality Chain: To Maria. When Sakutaro dies, Maria loses it.
- The Pollyanna: He always tries to convince Maria to see things in a happy light, reassuring her that Rosa still loves her and is working hard for her despite their obviously troubled relationship. From a mundane perspective, this is Maria trying to tell herself these things whenever she berates herself for not appreciating her mother.
- Replacement Goldfish: The Sakutaro plushie Ange gives to Maria towards the end of EP4. And because Ange plays it as a magical resurrection instead of giving Maria an identical plushie, she'll never even know.
- Shout-Out: Maria originally wanted to name him "Sakura" after the heroine of her favorite show, Card Master Sakura, but when she was told he would be a male lion she changed it to sound more masculine. This doubles as a Mythology Gag since a similar reference to Cardcaptor Sakura was made in Higurashi: When They Cry.
- There Is Another: Almost completely obfuscated by roundabout writing and presentation as magic, but nonetheless played with. It's implied that a Sakutarō plushie was the "thing" Ange saw in Kawabata's house, since Beatrice choked when she tried to say in red that Sakutarō's plushie was unique. In the TIP "Sakutarou, to Purgatory Mountain", we see Sakutarou revived in a cloth shop with Ange, presumably looking for cloth to buy so she can make another plushie, though in the Tsubasa manga it's instead confirmed that Ange found another Sakutarou plushie at Kawabata's house. It's also implied and later made explicit in the manga (by having Rosa outright admit it), that Sakutarou wasn't actually an unique handmade stuffed animal, and he was really just a mass-produced toy that Rosa bought in a store.
- Took a Level in Badass: Sixth game.
- Unusual Ears
- Verbal Tic: Uryuu!
Left to right: Gertrude, Dlanor, Cornelia
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Dlanor), Shizuka Ito (Gertrude), Risa Asaki (Cornelia)
These three are members of Eiserne Jungfrau, the 7th District Repentance Agency of the Great Court of Heaven. They use Knox's Decalogue in order to bring "heretics" to justice. They serve as furniture under Erika.
- Dlanor A. Knox is the Head Inquisitor, known as "Dlanor of the Ten Wedges" or "Death Sentence Dlanor". She possesses two swords, the Red Key and the Blue Key, whose functions are essentially the same as the Red and Blue Truths.
- Gertrude is an Assistant Inquisitor and first-class minister, tasked with aiding during interrogations and hearings. She is assigned to use barriers to prevent the target's escape. She is Cornelia's senior.
- Cornelia is an Assistant Inquisitor and third-class minister.
A different incarnation of Beatrice created by Battler in EP6 in an attempt to resurrect Beatrice
. Unlike the original Beatrice, this Beatrice is sweet and innocent, something that displeases her "father" Battler.
Beato the Elder
Another incarnation of Beatrice seen in EP6, representing the idea of the prankster ghost of the mansion. Unlike Chick Beatrice, this Beato's personality is almost exactly like that of the original Beatrice, minus the love for Battler. She serves as a sister figure for Chick Beatrice.
Zepar and Furfur
Left: Zepar, Right: Furfur
"People live for the sake of love! Yes, this world is love itself!!"
These two are also demons from the Ars Goetia, ranked 16 and 34, respectively. They are of different genders. Zepar is the "hunter" of love who bestows an ultimate defensive barrier of immortality
upon the contractor, while Furfur is the "trainer" of love who bestows an endless, inexhaustible offensive power upon the contractor. They primarily serve as a Greek Chorus
for EP6 and EP7.
- Affably Evil
- Ambiguous Gender: Their TIPS say that they are of different genders, but it's never explicitly stated which is which. Most fans believe Zepar is more likely to be male since s/he uses masculine pronouns and has a considerably deeper voice, but the fact that said voice is provided by a woman means that it does little to resolve the ambiguity. Interestingly said woman is known for voicing young men and tomboyish women so it might be a clue.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: From a thematic standpoint, they represent Yasu and Lion's Ambiguous Gender, as well as Yasu's gender confusion as a whole.
- Ars Goetia
- Beware the Silly Ones: They're two very hammy characters who love to act in an overly-theatrical manner. It can be easy to forget that they're still demons under it all. Ronove says outright that their power over love could drive even the king of demons into a retreat!
- Brother-Sister Team: One doesn't appear without the other.
- Camp Gay: One of them, anyway. According to the TIPS, they are of different gender, and are both attracted to guys.
- Creepy Twins
- Curtains Match the Window: Zepar.
- The Dividual: Twindividual type.
- Evil Is Hammy: Both of the demons' actions are done in an overly theatrical manner.
- Evil Redhead: Furfur.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: They both wear mismatched stockings.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Finish Dialogue in Unison: They usually speak in unison.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: They often finish each other's sentences.
- Foreshadowing: Wright states that they foreshadowed Lion's Ambiguous Gender.
- Greek Chorus: In Episode 7. In the manga, they even fool around with by shapeshifting and dressing like servants.
- Half-Identical Twins: Apart from the different colour schemes, and the fact that we don't know who's the boy and who's the girl.
- Hellish Pupils: Seems to be their default eye appearance.
- Humanity on Trial: EP6 Zepar and Furfur put the two lover pairs (Jessica/Kanon and George/Shannon) on a test to see which one of their loves with be eternal and which one is doomed to fail. It involves killing people.
- Image Song: Fragrance of Quinoa ~ Test of Love!, which is essentially their Leitmotif with lyrics.
- Japanese Pronouns: Zepar uses the masculine pronoun "boku", while Furfur uses the gender-neutral pronoun "watashi". This is one of the reasons Zepar is suggested to be the male of the twins.
- Leitmotif: The Fragrance of Quinoa and Waltz #34.
- Love Freak: The two seem to be ambassadors of love and talk about The Power of Love a lot. Unlike most examples, though, they're not naive about love and are quite knowledgeable about the many aspects of it, including the uglier ones.
- Medium Awareness: "Our image song is going to be coming out on CD shortly~!"
- Meido: Their outfits appear to be highly stylized maid outfits which again ties into Yasu. They also occasionally dress as servants in the EP7 manga.
- Milking the Giant Cow: Always talk with exaggerated gestures and theatrical effects, full with invisible applauding crowds in the sound novel.
- Non-Action Guy/Neutral Female: These two aren't fighters, preferring to stay on the sidelines and provide commentary. Doesn't stop us loving them to bits, though. Lampshaded in EP8, when they do nothing but cheer-lead during the final battle.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: To these two, everything appears to be LOVE! FUN! RAINBOWS! AND LOTS OF HAM!! Needless to say, they're smarter and more subtle than they look.
- Pronoun Trouble: Surprisingly averted despite their Ambiguous Gender. Since they always appear together and act the same way, they are pretty much always refered to with plural pronouns.
- Rapunzel Hair: Zepar's hair is noticably longer than Furfur's, reaching at least the waist.
- Showgirl Skirt: Yet another example.
- Single-Minded Twins
- Slasher Smile: They aren't all that villainous, but they do have several expressions like this.
- Vocal Dissonance: Many fans were baffled by Zepar's unexpectedly deep voice; and yet the voice belongs to a woman.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Whoever is the crossdresser of the two.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Zepar's hair is literally blue. Furfur's hair is usually a fiery orange.
Clair vauxof Bernard
An incarnation of Beatrice introduced in the seventh game. She serves under Bernkastel with the sole purpose of reading the story of the person called "Yasu". Her appearance was a prototype of sorts for Beatrice when she first became a witch, until she decided to take on the form of Battler's ideal woman. Later on, her appearance changed again to look like the woman in Beatrice's portrait.
- Antiquated Linguistics: Her narration has elements of bungo, the archaic form of literary Japanese, including her catch phrase (Ware koso ha ware nishite warera nari), to give a lyrical and theatrical tone to it.
- Back for the Dead: Played rather cruelly; after Will kills her the first time at her request, Bernkastel revives her just so she can force Clair to watch Lion be killed by Kyrie and Rudolf.
- Dummied Out: An in-universe example. She's a prototype of Beatrice created by Yasu, based on the story of a ghost that haunted Rokkenjima at night, before her appearance was altered to look like Battler's ideal woman once Beatrice accepted the love for Battler from Shannon. Later, Beatrice's appearance was altered again to match the portrait hung in the mansion.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita
- Empty Eyes
- Extreme Doormat: She has absolutely no will of her own, and only acts as a representation of Beatrice and the rules of the game.
- The Fatalist: She clearly has this attitude when telling her story.
Clair: In the end, since the time I was born… I was not given the right to take a single step away from destiny's path, nor to make any choice by my own will. Oh, I am one yet many. And yet, we have never been able to resist fate. We are little more than leaves caught in a whirlpool. No matter how we dance, we must eventually be sucked in and disappear…
- Go Out with a Smile: Though this ends up being cruelly subverted in the EP7 tea party, thanks to Bernkastel.
- Greek Chorus: With a little help from Zepar and Furfur.
- Hair Color Dissonance
- Hidden Depths: Despite being stated as to having no will of her own or a personality, she can just be said to be very committed to her role as furniture, and is in a sense a very tragic figure as she exists only as Bernkastel's piece and to shoulder the sins of Beatrice. She even wishes her counterpart, Lion Ushiromiya, to live a happy life for her sake and for all of the Beatrices that have ever existed.
- Image Song: Der Vorleser ("The Reader").
- Japanese Pronouns: As The Narrator, she uses "ware", a very formal and gender-neutral pronoun. On a few occasions, she also uses "warera" (we) when refering to all of Yasu's personas at once. Then when she starts to talk with Will and Lion, she uses a standard speech with the pronoun "watashi", as from then on she speaks as Yasu themself.
- Leitmotif: The instrumental version of "Golden Nocturne", Beatrice's Image Song.
- Also Goddess Gardena, which precedes and follows the above theme during her "burial".
- Mystical White Hair: Though her hair varies from white to white with a very pale green tint to it depending on the artwork.
- The Narrator: Of Beatrice's story in Episode 7.
- No Pronunciation Guide: Supposedly, it's "Clair voh of Bernar", but the katakana read "Bernardus" for some reason...
- Ojou Ringlets
- Perpetual Frowner: Clair's default expression is one of unhappiness.
- Pronoun Trouble: Not so much among the fans, since her physical appearance is obviously female, but as representation of Yasu her dialogues and narration are still in Gender Neutral Writing, which can cause trouble for the translators.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: In keeping with the ever-popular Divine Comedy theme throughout the story, Clair is named after Bernard of Clairvaux, Dante's final guide in Heaven, namely Empyrean Heaven.
- The Resenter: The only time her face shows any expression, it's anger when she calls Battler a "detestable man". Her bitterness towards his broken promise is that deep.
- Woman in White
The Goat Butlers are Beatrice's lowest-ranked furniture. They are brutish and almost animal-like, but there have been some exceptions. An inexhaustible supply of them may be summoned at any time.