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Rudolf's first wife and Battler's mother. She died six years before the main story takes place. After her death, Rudolf remarried Kyrie, upsetting Battler and causing him to live with Asumu's family until nearly the beginning of the story.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: According to Kyrie. However, it's probably a subversion since we're led to believe from Kyrie's point of view that Asumu was sly and manipulative when it came to getting Rudolf. But, considering the big revelation about Kyrie in EP 7, it calls into question as to whether or not this is just vengeful exaggeration on Kyrie's end.
- Death by Origin Story: She has been dead for more than six years by the time the story begins.
- Death of the Hypotenuse: Kyrie had been Rudolf's first lover and considered that Asumu had "stolen" him from her. Because of this she saw Asumu's death as something of a curse that allowed her to take him back.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: She's one of the few parents in the entire series who doesn't seem to have any psychological issues or puts any unnecessary stress or standards on their child, a status that's mostly just held by Hideyoshi.
- Doting Parent: According to Battler at least. The Episode 8 manga implies Asumu may have known something was off, but regardless she loved Battler deeply.
- The Ghost: Despite being referred to more than several times in the game, concerning majorly the backstory of Battler's family, nobody knew what Asumu looked like until the manga of Episode 8.
- Happily Married: It seems as though Rudolf and Asumu had this kind of marriage regardless of what Kyrie says, and that he married her out of genuine love and not just obligation. The fact that he went as far as to switch Asumu's stillborn with Battler leads some credence to this, though conversely he may have done it to keep his relationship with Kyrie a secret.
- Missing Mom: Asumu has been dead for six years. Then again, she's not actually Battler's mom.
- Noodle Incident: We know roughly when she died (soon after the 1980 family conference), but the cause of her death is never explained.
- Posthumous Character: She's been dead for six years before the story begins.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: EP4 states that Asumu shared Battler's fear of vehicles that shook around. EP6 gives the possibility that this was all a carefully cultivated ruse to get together with Rudolf.
The Man From 19 Years Ago
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
- "I don't want money. My wounds couldn't be healed with any amount of money. But there is a medicine. ... ...And that is... my hatred... my resentment towards you..."
- Bastard Bastard: He is Kinzo's bastard son, and he's quite a Jerk Ass.
- Cast as a Mask:
- The person who voices the man in the PS3 port is Daisuke Ono, Battler's voice actor. The man's true identity? Sayo Yasuda, who acts in-universe as Beatrice (Sayaka Ohara), Shannon (Rie Kugimiya), Kanon (Yuu Kobayashi), and Lion (Ayako Kawasumi). Even more misleading when Battler makes a theory about himself being that man in the Tea Party of that Episode…
- The Episode 8 manga gives another perspective with Erika's theory, which is that Battler was in cahoots with everyone else in Episode 5 and passed the calls by reading Yasu's script. Which Battler confirms.
- Child by Rape: As one of Yasu's possible futures, he was born by Kinzo's rape of Beatrice II.
- The Faceless: He only manifests himself through his phonecalls in Episode 5.
- Foreshadowing: The fact that, according to Natsuhi, only Shannon knows that her favorite season is Fall.
- Freudian Excuse: He makes Natsuhi's life hell, but he has every right in the world to hate her after what she did to him.
- Harassing Phone Call: Spends a decent amount of time calling simply to harangue and upset Natsuhi.
- Honor-Related Abuse: Natsuhi shoved the servant carrying him as a baby off a cliff because she felt the baby embodied her "failure" as a woman.
- I Can See You: Warns Natsuhi this if she planned to disobey his orders.
- Leitmotif: "Aoiro no Reishou" ("Deep Blue Jeering")
- Luke, You Are My Father: To Natsuhi. Well, adoptive, at least.
- Orphan's Ordeal: It starts with being thrown off a cliff, and only gets worse from there.
- Parental Abandonment: At least twice while he was still a baby!
- The Resenter: His only goal in the story is to get back at Natsuhi for her "sin".
- Revenge by Proxy: His aim looks like this at first: some of his first few targets are Jessica and Krauss. But his goal is actually to frame Natsuhi for their murder, which is even worse.
- Shadow Archetype: He's basically a version of Sayo Yasuda where his/her hatred of the family has taken predecence over all his/her other motives and feelings.
- Terms of Endangerment: He calls Natsuhi "Mother" to torment her even further.
- Vocal Dissonance: The visual novel describes the man's voice as being rather like a boy's voice that hasn't broken yet, but in the PS3 port he's voiced by Daisuke Ono, who clearly makes him sound like a fully grown adult.
"10%? Alright. I'll accept that. I'll give up 10%: I will only demand 40% instead of 50."The commander of the Rokkenjima garrison, and Kinzō's superior in the Japanese military in 1944.
- Gold Fever: Supposedly. It's noted in (Kinzo's) narration that when everyone saw the pile of gold, their eyes changed. It may not be what actually happened though.
- The Neidermeyer: He takes pride in his youth as a thug and according to Kinzō, will often chew out his subbordinates for no reason other than to relieve his stress or boredom. After all, he knows as well as them that they have basically no mission on the island and are just waiting for ennemies that will never come.
- Would Hit a Girl: He took Beatrice hostage, damaged her ribs, and would have killed her had Kinzō not acted faster.