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Characters: Umineko When They Cry Other
This final page lists all the other characters of Umineko: When They Cry which can't fit into the other categories, posthumous or not. Note that most characters listed here appear in late arcs and their description is unavoidably spoiler-heavy.


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    Asumu Ushiromiya 

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. She is not, in fact, Battler's biological mother.
  • 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
  • Death of the Hypotenuse
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Voiceless
  • 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..."

First appears in the fifth arc, in the form of Harassing Phone Calls to Natsuhi, who had previously been his mother, until an unfortunate accident caused the servant carrying him when he was a baby to fall off a cliff. He apparently comes back, looking for revenge against her by framing her for the murders. The manga reveals that the one who passed the calls was actually Battler reading a script written by Yasu (though some of the calls were made by Yasu him/herself), being bought off by the culprit and following a scenario arranged with the other adults, but unaware that said culprit really intended to kill people.
  • Bastard Bastard
  • 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? Yasu, 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Parental Abandonment: At least twice while he was still a baby!
  • The Resenter
  • 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 the alleged culprit Yasu 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.

    Lieutenant Yamamoto 

"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. When Italian soldiers accosted on Rokkenjima with 10 tons of gold in their submarine, he ended up giving orders to kill the Italians to monopolize the gold. At least, that's what Kinzo claims…

  • 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.

    Beatrice Castiglioni (Beatrice I) 

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara

"Thank you... for not calling me the daughter of the Castiglioni."

The daughter of an Italian official during World War II, she took part in a secret mission for the Salo Republic (the parallel government created by the remnants of the fascist regime after Italy's surrender in 1943). The submarine she was traveling on hit a mine near Japan and was forced to accost to a tiny, forgotten island where the Japanese had a small military base, most of its crew (including her own father) dying during the travel. She met Kinzo there, and they fell in love. After a massacre over the 10 tons of gold that the submarine transported, Kinzo and Beatrice fled and started a secret romance, soon giving birth to a daughter. Alas, Beatrice died in the process.

    Beatrice Ushiromiya (Beatrice II) 

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara

"Everyone calls me Beatrice. That's apparently the name of a great witch. But that's not what I am. I'm just a human... Who am I? Why was I given life in this world? Will I live in this mansion my whole life?"

Kinzo's illegitimate daughter with Beatrice Castiglioni. After her mother's Death by Childbirth, Kinzo's grief made him delude himself into thinking that this Beatrice was the former's reincarnation. However, in 1967, she fell off a cliff upon finally leaving the Kuwadorian mansion with a young Rosa, splitting her head open on the rocks below and dying instantly.

As it turns out, in the same year Kinzo had had a child with her through rape. Not long after her death, Kinzo gave her child to Natsuhi for her to raise due to her inability to produce an heir. This child would either be shoved off a cliff him/herself by Natsuhi and grow up to be Yasu, or (in one very rare possibility) be accepted by Natsuhi and grow up to be Lion.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Do the math − Kinzō bought Rokkenjima in the 50s (the Ushiromiya mansion is finished in 1952), Rosa meets her in 1967. Assuming that she was placed in Kuwadorian before being aware, that makes her 17 years old at the very most at that time. Of course the mother part is not her fault…
  • Abusive Parents: Imprisoned, manipulated and eventually raped by her own father, after the death of Beatrice I.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Which is quite odd, since her mother didn't speak like that and she isn't pretending to be a 1000 years old witch. Though considering the lies Kinzō told her about her birth, it wouldn't be strange if he taught her to speak like that.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half Japanese, half Italian.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She's first introduced through a flashback in EP3, and the reader is initally led to believe that she and the Golden Witch Beatrice were the same person. In EP7 we learn who she really was and her importance to the story.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Except Kinzō didn't even bother with the "Junior" part.
  • Flower in Her Hair
  • Gilded Cage: Her life in Kuwadorian.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Heroic Bastard
  • Hollywood Genetics: Blonde, Italian Beatrice Castiglioni and Japanese Kinzo give birth to a blonde child, who has none of the physical traits of her father whatsoever. Granted, Kinzo is shown as having naturally white hair, but given that Word of God states that the art doesn't necessarily reflect the true appearances of the characters, taking Kinzo to be a dark-haired Asian leads one squarely to this trope.
  • The Ingenue
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: The colour is inherited from her mother, but it certainly helps to emphasize the above.
  • Leitmotif: A tune called "mother", appropriately enough.
  • Lonely Funeral: After Kinzo discovered her death, she was buried without a proper funeral. Since no one knew of her existence, there was no need for anyone (save Kinzo) to have a funeral to sever their ties with her.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Well it's rather that she has no need for money in the first place (and most likely doesn't know what it is), as Kinzo provides for all her needs.
  • Loss of Identity: Since Kinzo raised her as his lover's reincarnation, Beatrice II usually asked who she was and wanted to find an identity of her own. Even her name was someone else's.
  • The Lost Lenore: Kinzo seemed to view her as this, though EP3 shows that his love wasn't reciprocated. EP7 later shows the disastrous consequences.
  • Miss Conception: Played for Drama in this case. By the time she met Rosa, she had already given birth to Lion, but had clearly no idea of the implications or why it happened.
  • The Mistress: Except this Beatrice was not Kinzo's lover by choice, but his daughter. When Beatrice Castiglioni died, Kinzo's grief made him delude himself into thinking his daughter was her mother's reincarnation.
  • Our Homunculi Are Different: Witch!Beatrice's explanation for her existence was that Kinzo made a homunculus and trapped her soul in it. As it turns out, the actual story is a bit different.
  • Parental Incest
  • The Pollyanna: She probably had the most depressing life of all the cast (and that's saying something) yet managed to keep smiling and have the resolve to escape with Rosa.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Prim and Proper Bun
  • Rape as Backstory: As she grew older, she began to look more and more like Beatrice Castiglioni to the point that Kinzo eventually forced himself on her, believing that she was her mother's reincarnation.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Or so Kinzo wanted to believe.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Kinzo thought she could be this for her mother. Things didn't end well for either of them as a result.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: She's an illegitimate child whose existence is hidden from everyone in a secret mansion, Kuwadorian. Due to having lived in Kuwadorian all her life, she's very sheltered and knows next to nothing about the world outside.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks identical to Beatrice Castiglioni. Unfortunately, this is why her father eventually raped her.
  • Tareme Eyes: The main feature that distingues her from her mother.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Although her life was rather miserable, she probably was the most kind and pure-hearted character in the cast. The poor sweet girl died while trying to escape with Rosa, and even if she had survived, considering the nature of her family, it's safe to assume that nothing good would have happened to her.
  • Woman Child

    "Yasu" Yasuda 

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara

"It's obvious that a witch can do things like that. …Becoming a witch, I'll bring forth all the things I wish. People, hearts, everything. And now, there's nothing I can't do. Because I am already a witch."

A mysterious figure in the series. Yasu is an individual of unclear gender who is known to have been an orphan from the Fukuin house who worked as a servant at the Ushiromiya estate from a young age, with Shannon as his/her role model and only friend.

S/he is originally Kinzo and Beatrice II's illegitimate child and the baby Natsuhi was given by Kinzo 19 years ago to raise, due to her inability to give birth at the time. One day Natsuhi gave the baby to a servant, but pushed the servant off a cliff out of anger and resentment over raising a child that wasn't her own. The servant died, but the baby managed to survive by a miracle, although with terrible injuries (some of which are heavily implied to be the mutilation of his/her sexual organs). Genji, Doctor Nanjo and Kumasawa managed to hide the baby's survival and fake his/her death, passing him/her off as an orphan from the Fukuin house and arranging work for him/her at the Ushiromiya estate as a servant.

Yasu is the true identity of Beatrice, Shannon and Kanon. Their real name is Sayo Yasuda.

In a different, "ideal" world s/he would have been known as Lion Ushiromiya, heir to the headship of the Ushiromiya family and Jessica's older sibling by one year.
  • A-Cup Angst: And it's somewhat Played for Drama. Yasu started to figure out something was wrong with "her" body when it didn't show any signs of puberty in middle school. Given that both Shannon and Beatrice have large breasts and the fact that Battler thinks Buxom Is Better, it's clear Yasu has quite a complex about it.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The manga lays down explicitly all of Yasu's inner issues and the thought process that led them to their final choice, while the VN only exposed a part of it and encouraged the reader to go through the story again and try to figure out the rest themselves.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Suffered this treatment from the other servants during his/her first years of work. The only other servants who treated Yasu with any kindness were Kumasawa and his/her Imaginary Friend Shannon.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Yasu's gender was essentially left to the audience, since it's one of the many mysteries of the series. His/her manga depiction in Episode 7 keeps the ambiguity remarkably well, with even his/her casual outfits being a strange mix of male and female clothing. The Episode 8 manga however, very strongly implies that Yasu was born as male but was Raised as the Opposite Gender.
  • Ambiguously Evil
  • Batman Gambit: Yasu's entire plan with the epitaph boils down to one of these constructed in a particularly haphazard way, with more vulnerability to failure than you usually get in these. This is justified since a part of Yasu wants the plan to fail and to be found out.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: In EP6, the duel between Shannon and Kanon, with Beatrice sitting on the sidelines, is actually a representation of the state of affairs within Yasu's head for a good year or two prior to 1986.
  • Betty and Veronica: Yasu is the Archie to George's Betty and Battler's Veronica with Jessica as the Third-Option Love Interest. As the scenes between Shannon and Kanon in EP6 show, without Battler, Jessica takes the role of Veronica.
  • Big Bad: Played with, though most likely subverted. Yasu is initially set up to be the true mastermind behind the murders on Rokkenjima, and is indeed shown to have been motivated to kill everyone thanks to his/her suicidal self-loathing and trauma, but it's heavily implied that the real murderers were Kyrie and Rudolf.
  • Bi the Way: Yasu is in love with Battler, George (as Shannon) and Jessica (as Kanon). At one point in EP7 Yasu even notes that he/she's willing to fall in love with anyone who shows him/her kindness.
  • Blinding Bangs: In the manga of Episode 7, Yasu's eyes are always covered by his/her hair, reflecting how s/he was The Faceless in the original visual novel. S/he switches briefly to Peek-a-Bangs when Gaap possesses him/her.
  • Bookworm
  • Break the Cutie: EP7 is dedicated to breaking him/her as it explains what happened before the murders in terms of Yasu and the hell s/he goes through.
  • Broken Bird: An ambiguously gendered example.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Mostly Japanese, but has some Italian blood in him/her from his/her grandmother Beatrice I.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: Yasu is said to have "a body that can't love" due to the wounds s/he received after falling from the cliff as a baby, which implies that his/her sexual organs are badly damaged and s/he can't have sex as a result.
  • Child by Rape: Yasu is the result of his/her father/grandfather confusing his illegitimate daughter with the reincarnation of his lover and ultimately raping her. Yasu didn't take it well when s/he found out.
  • Cosmic Plaything
  • Death Faked for You: After Natsuhi pushed him/her off a cliff, Genji, Doctor Nanjo and Kumawasa managed to hide Yasu's survival and fake his/her death.
  • Death Seeker
  • Distinguishing Mark: The manga reveals that like Kinzo, Yasu had polydactyl, but his/her extra toes were surgically removed and only a small scar remained. One day Yasu accidentally spilled hot soup s/he was bringing to Kinzo on his/her feet and when Kumasawa took off his/her shoes to treat the burns, Kinzo immediately noticed the scars, causing him to suspect that Yasu was his lost child.
  • Driven to Suicide: In EP8 it's heavily implied that this is the way Yasu died, by throwing him/herself into the sea and drowning along with Battler. What's more, s/he was already planning a Murder Suicide before thinking about blowing up the entire island.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Even though the name has stuck in the fandom, Yasu really didn't like to be called that.
  • The Faceless: In the visual novel, Yasu doesn't have a sprite. In-universe s/he is only seen through the "characters" s/he creates, so the reader can only imagine what s/he looks like. Yasu's appearance in fanart varied wildly as a result, at least until the manga finally gave him/her a more concrete appearance.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: Besides the whole "furniture" complex, Battler and the heartbreak that resulted when he never came back for Shannon and then forgot to write her a letter is a big issue in Yasu's love life. His sudden return was essential for Yasu's final choice.
  • Freudian Excuse: Rather than one, it's more an accumulation of misfortunes and betrayals from people s/he loved that ultimately drove Yasu over the edge.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: As a servant, s/he wasn't exactly happy, but s/he was still mentally stable. Learning about his/her origins, his/her mother and the state of his/her body after having discovered the gold, however, made Yasu broken for good. That's actually when s/he began to call him/herself "furniture".
  • Hair Color Dissonance
  • Heroic Bastard/Bastard Bastard: Yasu has elements of both, whether or not s/he is the true culprit.
  • I Have Many Names: In Episode 7 alone, s/he is referred to as "Beatrice", "Shannon", "Kanon", "Clair" and "Lion". The fact s/he uses multiple names − each symbolizing a different "role" − is actually the key to several puzzles. As implied by Ryukishi in Ougon Musou Kyoku, however, we were ultimately meant to call Yasu Sayo.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: The problem being that even if s/he shares a mutual love with someone, s/he feels that that love is eventually doomed to failure due to his/her body being unable to have sex, neither as a woman, nor as a man.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: The reason Yasu decided to become a witch instead of just being a servant.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: S/he created and nurtured the character of an almighty, haughty witch in great part to deal with his/her frighteningly low self-esteem. And is all too aware of it, as the scenes between Beatrice and Shannon in Episode 2 show.
  • Inter-Class Romance: All the people Yasu has fallen in love with are members of the obscenely wealthy Ushiromiya family while s/he is a servant. Later this turns out to be subverted, since Yasu is actually the true head of the family.
  • Ironic Name: Yasu's given name Sayo can be pronounced as "Shaddai", the goddess of fertility. Well...
  • I Will Wait for You: Does this for Battler. At some point s/he decides to move on and starts a relationship with George instead, but his/her love for Battler never completely fades.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi", the standard (for women) or formal (for men), gender-neutral pronoun.
  • King Incognito: Though Yasu was raised as a servant, he/she is in fact the true head of the family and was always intended to be so, having been granted the headship by Kinzo before he died.
  • Kissing Cousins: Given that s/he is Shannon, Kanon and Beatrice, Yasu is involved with as many as three of his/her cousins (who are also his/her niece/nephews). Though to be fair, Yasu had no idea s/he was related to Battler and George until about two years prior to when the story begins.
  • The Klutz: As a child at least.
  • Leitmotif: Far (flat) and Toy box accompany Yasu troughout Episode 7's "flashback".
  • Lost in Character: Invoked. Yasu hates him/herself and his/her life so much that s/he chooses to create idealized "characters" that s/he would like to be and play their roles to the degree of almost becoming another person entirely, in an attempt to escape from reality. His/her voice and behavior can also change greatly between two scenes. Although many people interpret it as a case of Split Personality, Yasu is perfectly conscious about what s/he's doing when creating these characters, and they are used to express different layers of Yasu's personality. They're more of a cross between characters played by an actor and Imaginary Friends, as opposed to something like Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  • Love Hurts: Yasu's driving motivation throughout the story, combined with some traumatic revelations and a rather miserable life.
  • Love Martyr: Toward Battler. Even though he broke his promise to come back for Shannon and broke his/her heart when he forgot to write a letter for Shannon, Yasu still can't forget about him and no matter how much s/he loves George and Jessica, there's always a special place for Battler in Yasu's heart, even if it only brings him/her pain.
  • Mad Bomber: Whether or not Yasu truly killed everyone, s/he had still rigged up enough explosives to completely wipe out the Ushiromiya estate and any evidence of the murders with it, leaving nothing but a crater behind. And that shrine that was presumably destroyed by a lightning bolt? It was actually blew up by one of Yasu's bombs.
  • Mad Dreamer
  • Many Spirits Inside of One: A mundane example, since the "spirits" are really just "characters"/Imaginary Friends Yasu made up and not real people. If you just count the ones that are given control of Yasu's body, the number is likely three (with Clair being an embodiment of all three at once), but if you count all of his/her Imaginary Friends as well, the number quickly shoots into the double-digits. "I am one yet many", indeed. Spoofed here.
  • Master of Disguise: Has to be this to pull off what s/he does on the gameboard. It's implied that Yasu uses wigs and Fake Boobs as part of his/her disguises. All his/her personas even have a different voice.
  • Meaningful Name: Yasu's given name Sayo can be read as 3, 4 hinting towards his/her personas. Also, didn't Higurashi's Big Bad also have a name involving those numbers?
  • Meido: Save for Ambiguous Gender issues.
  • Murder Suicide: Yasu's true plan if one personality hadn't won out by the second day or if Battler had never arrived on Rokkenjima that year.
  • No Periods, Period: Played with. The fact that Yasu hasn't had a period yet causes him/her to suspect that something is gravely wrong with his/her body.
  • Older than They Look: Yasu was nine years old when first put to work, but Genji lied about his/her age, lowering it by three years to avoid suspicion from Natsuhi about Yasu being the child she rejected. Because of Yasu's feebleness and underdevelopment it was easy to fake.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Yasu" is only a nickname that was given to him/her by the other servants. We never learn Yasu's given name in the visual novel, and even when s/he learns his/her real name (Lion Ushiromiya), Yasu is only called this once and never goes by that name again. However, it's confirmed in the manga that his/her given name is Sayo and the servant name the Ushiromiya family gave him/her is Shannon.
  • The Ophelia: More of a case of someone who in spite of living a sad (and mostly unescapable) reality chose to revel him/herself on delusions and made-up personas.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite all the rather questionable things s/he is heavily implied to have done, it's shown that Yasu isn't a bad person when s/he forgives Natsuhi for throwing him/her off the cliff and messing up his/her life in EP8.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Suffers from this later in life, though not literally, due to what is heavily implied to be his/her damaged sexual organs, and Yasu not considering him/herself human as a result.
  • The Pollyanna: Or tried to be, at least. Much like Maria in her diary, Yasu's narration tries to attenuate the misery of his/her situation as much as possible with various coping mechanisms, but if you read between the lines it becomes obvious that his/her life was pretty horrible. The "red guts sequence" at the end of Episode 7 gives us an inkling of how s/he really felt about it.
  • The Prankster: Though not a particularly mischievous or malicious example. It's mainly a way for Yasu to cope with his/her low self-esteem, especially with how the servants believe Beatrice will play pranks on them or steal their things.
  • Pronoun Trouble: You might have guessed the issue by just reading a few lines of this character sheet. While in Japanese it goes unnoticed for a while, translators all over the world have wracked their brains to find a natural way to refer to Yasu.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender: Implied. Despite the Ambiguous Gender issue, it's shown that Yasu was raised as a girl and there are several hints that s/he may in fact be biologically male, like how Natsuhi doesn't question "The Man from 19 Years Ago" sounding male (the exact description in the VN is "like a boy's voice that hasn't broken yet", and in the Japanese version the Man uses very aggressively male speech patterns) on the phone. The Episode 8 manga skews heavily towards this interpretation.
  • Shout-Out: Yasu's name is a reference to Yasuhiro "Yasu" Mano from the Japanese mystery game The Portopia Serial Murder Case, who is infamous for being both the player character's partner and the Big Bad Friend (so much so that "Yasu is the culprit" quickly became a meme, which was later adopted by the Umineko fandom). However, whether Umineko's Yasu is truly the culprit is questionable.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Significant Double Casting: In the PS3 port, Yasu is voiced by Sayaka Ohara, who also voices Beatrice. This is because Yasu is Beatrice's true identity.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers
  • Stepford Smiler: An unique type, but closer to type C (unstable) in the form of Shannon.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The reason for the woman in the portrait walking about the mansion, although under normal circumstances Yasu does a remarkable job covering it up.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Played in an unusual way in the PS3 port of Episode 7. For a long while, Yasu is the only non-voiced character (even though s/he speaks often)… until the line where s/he says s/he wants to become a witch. During the whole scene after that, his/her voice gradually evolves into that of Beatrice. The only other voiced lines Yasu has are when s/he is made to meet Kinzō after discovering the gold, and also when Yasu demands why Genji and Nanjo didn't just let him/her die after they reveal the truth about his/her origins and the state of his/her body to him/her.
  • Talking to Themself: Does this with Shannon. Throughout the rest of the series, whenever Beatrice, Shannon or Kanon are speaking to each other it also represents Yasu talking to him/herself.
  • Trauma Conga Line
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Especially apparent considering that this is the person who Beatrice used to be.
  • Walking Spoiler: Many of the story's mysteries revolve around Yasu; in a sense s/he is the real main character of the series.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: In one direction or another, since s/he plays the role of Shannon, Kanon and Beatrice. Of course, because Yasu's gender is never made explicit, no one's actually sure whether Yasu is a girl crossdressing as a guy or a guy crossdressing as a girl.
  • Wild Card

    The Fukuin House servants 

Voiced by: Yuka Saito (Runon), Madoka Yonezawa (Renon), Yoko Hikasa (Sanon), Seiko Yoshida (Benon), Ayano Niina (Manon), Yuri Yamaoka (Berune), Aki Toyosaki (Asune)

"What? Yasu, you lost your keys again?"

Girls who grew up in the same orphanage as Yasu and once worked as servants at the Ushiromiya estate with him/her, constantly mocking his/her clumsiness and forgetfulness (except the last one). S/he, in turn, based the Seven Sisters of Purgatory's appearance on them. Their names are Runon, Renon, Sanon, Benon (who were Yasu's first coworkers at the mansion), Berune, Asune (who came after the first four left) and Manon (who appears when Yasu has already become "Shannon").
  • Agent Mulder: Berune was seriously freaked out after Yasu pulled a prank on her and started to believe in the Witch.
  • Agent Scully: Asune, on the other hand, insists this is just ridiculous to believe in the Witch.
  • Alpha Bitches: Runon, Renon, Sanon and Benon often harshly criticize Yasu for being clumsy, forgetful and being much younger than them. Even later servants like Berune and Asune look down on Yasu, and call him/her names behind his/her back, but at least have the decency to call him/her "Shannon-chan" when talking to him/her.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Their servant names come up in the first few games (Which leads to a bit of Fridge Logic, since all of them except maybe Manon were long gone by the time of the Rokkenjima incident…)
  • Greek Chorus: They are questioned by Zepar and Furfur, along with various other characters, as "witnesses" of what Yasu was like at the time.
  • Meido
  • The Nicknamer: They call each other (and Yasu) by nicknames since they don't like using their servant names.
  • No Pronunciation Guide/Spell My Name with an S: No one seems really sure how the kanji of 留音 and 恋音 should be read. The manga writes the furigana as "Ruon" and "Renon", but the PS3 version has the former pronounced "Runon" and at some point Gaap's voice actor reads the latter as "Renne".
  • Only One Face: Like the Stakes of Purgatory, they all look exactly the same aside from their hairstyles. In turn, the Stakes of Purgatory look exactly like them.
  • Reused Character Design: An in-universe case, since Beatrice based the Seven Sisters on them; out-of-universe it's the opposite, since their sprites are reused from the stakes, and as a result they all look the same despite not being sisters.

    Tooya Hachijō 

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono

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"18… when I tried to remember my age, this number floated inside my head. For some reason though, my mind felt much younger, and my body felt much older…"

A man who was found lying in the middle of a road by Ikuko Hachijō, with no memories ouside of his own age. They started to live together, sharing their love of mystery novels, as he gradually gave up on retrieving his memories and started to accept himself as a new person, "Tooya", the name she gave him.

He later remembers his old identity as Battler Ushiromiya when he learns about Beatrice's message bottles, and then writes "forgeries" of them with Ikuko, which describe events similar to Episodes 3 to 6. They are published under Tooya's name.
  • Bookworm
  • Disabled Love Interest: Having to struggle with his old identity was physically painful to him. He had to endure more than 10 years of accute headaches before suddenly remembering who he was, resulting in a brain seizure and being confined to a wheelchair. The love interest part is debatable, but he and Ikuko are at least definitely fond of each other.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Tooya's hair has turned white due to aging and has been cut shorter, in contrast with the hairstyle he had as Battler.
  • Identical Grandson: Looks almost exactly like the younger version of his grandfather Kinzo.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Ikuko. Ryukishi had actually intended him to be married to Ikuko in the epilogue, but ended up making things more ambiguous.
  • Last Episode New Character: He appears only in the epilogue, which takes place in the 2020's. While he possesses the memories of Battler Ushiromiya, it's made very clear by himself and the narration that he should be considered a different person.
  • Leitmotif: A very sweet and melancholic one called En-counse, shared with Ikuko.
  • Loss of Identity: He is terrified at the idea that "Battler Ushiromiya" could "take over his body" and he could wake up as someone else.
  • Meaningful Rename: His current name was given to him by Ikuko. The characters of his name mean "18" which was his age at the time of the Rokkenjima incident, after which Ikuko found him, and the only thing he remembered after his accident.
  • Morality Pet: Ikuko isn't a very nice person to anybody, except Tooya.
  • Older Than He Looks: He does have white hair in the epilogue, but he is still a pretty youthful 60-year-old.
  • Spell My Name with an S: More of a transliteration issue with the name Ikuko gave him, 十八 (とおや). Toya? Tooya? Tohya? You take your pick.
  • That Man Is Dead: A subversion. It's not that Tooya deliberately threw away his old identity, it's just that he is unable to accept it. Not only because trying to remember this identity initially caused him unbearable headaches due to brain damage, but also because the feeling of having memories that are not his own is too terrifying.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Battler actually survived the Rokkenjima murders along with Eva. However, he nearly drowned after trying to save Beatrice, and lost all of his memories. Most of the plot is Tooya trying to put his memories back together. Yes, a good part of the instances and scenarios beforehand was just Tooya brainstorming for the truth.
  • Walking Spoiler: Well... wheelchair spoiler.
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