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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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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: 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
- 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
"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 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. 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)
"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)
"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 Sayo Yasuda, or (in one very rare possibility) be accepted by Natsuhi and grow up to be Lion Ushiromiya.
- 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: She's very sweet, unassuming and harmless.
- Heroic Bastard: She was born from Kinzo's secret relationship with Beatrice Castiglioni.
- 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: She died 19 years before the story begins, as shown in Rosa's flashback in EP3.
- 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: Kinzo wanted to believe he had this with her, due to how closely she resembled her deceased mother.
- 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.
- Teen Pregnancy: 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 − as she doesn't remember living anywhere else −, that makes her 17 or 18 years old at the very most at that time, and at that point she would have already given birth to her and Kinzo's child.
- 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