Trivia / Black Butler

  • Acting for Two: Ciel's English dub voice actress Brina Palencia also voices his mother, Rachel Phantomhive. Averted in the Japanese version, however, where Ciel and his mother are portrayed by different voice actresses.
  • Actor Allusion: Claude: "Yes, Your Highness."
    • John Swasey voices a Shinigami called the Undertaker in the English dub, although this wouldn't be the first time he's voiced a Grim Reaper.
  • I Knew It!: A vocal minority of fans spent much time attempting to reassure the rest of the fandom that A-1 were trolling the fanbase and that Ciel and Sebastian would return in full capacity, despite the announcement of the new master and butler. Guess what happened when episode 1 aired?
    • Some fans were guessing that Alois was cross-dressing to meet Ciel after a preview for episode five. They were right.
    • In the murder mystery arc in the manga, a lot of people speculated that Sebastian was not really dead; they were right. Some others also speculated that a snake would be used to commit one or more of the murders; they were also right.
    • One person on this site's WMG page predicted that if Ciel gave up on revenge, he'd be breaking the contract, and Sebastian would be free to devour his soul.
    • One fan theory speculated that the Shinigami were all once humans who committed suicide and now must atone for it. This is confirmed in chapter 105.
  • Fake Brit: In the English dub, the actors are all American, mostly Texan. In J. Michael Tatum's case, it comes from a lifetime of watching Doctor Who and other British shows, and a British speech therapist when he was a child, who he speaks of a lot at conventions.
  • Fan Nickname: After the introduction of what seemed to be the real Ciel, some fans tried to avoid confusion by calling the boy the manga follows "Astre." It came from "Astre" being a Development Gag to a potential name for Ciel and how it would pair with "Ciel" for Stellar Theme Twin Naming.
    • An alternative to "Astre" has been to simply refer to the boy the manga follows as "our Ciel" and the twin as "real Ciel"
  • Name's the Same: Sebastian Michaelis, Master Tea Blender of Tetley Tea. They insured his taste buds for £1 million.
    • He also shares his name with an actual priest who wrote a book on demon hierarchy.
    • Also, don't confuse Joker from the Circus arc with the other Joker.
    • Nor should you confuse Ronald Knox the Grim Reaper with Ronald Knox the Catholic priest and detective fiction author.
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