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    The Angel (Spoilers) 

The true form of Angela/Ash. An insane angel kicked out of Heaven by God that seeks to regain the Almighty’s favor by purging humanity of anything it sees as sinful.

  • Angelic Beauty: Looks very beautiful in both forms. Subverted horribly once you learn of their perverse, hypocritical obsession with cleansing.
  • Big Bad: The angel is behind many of the problems Ciel has to deal with in England and was also responsible for carrying out the murder of his parents, making it the reason he signed a contract with Sebastian for vengeance.
  • Body Horror: Of unnatural deconstruction of Fusion Dance type, as they tend to combine their prized targets into one body.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Proves itself a hypocrite by lustfully whipping Sebasitan while claiming his demonic nature makes him impure.
  • Fallen Angel: Sebastian accuses them of this, and judging from their perverse and demented nature, he may be right.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Angela acts like a kind, yet abused woman, though deep inside she's very dominating and perverse. Ash acts like a Reasonable Authority Figure driven home by Chuck Huber's voice acting driving it home, but deep down is a Blood Knight pyromaniac.
  • Gender Bender: Uses a male and female identity for their work, though angels are supposed to be genderless in the first place.
  • Holier Than Thou: Views humans as unclean and needing to cleanse, despite being very lustful and psychotic.
  • Knight Templar: Destroying London to erase its filth, despite being a very lustful and horrible person.
  • Light Is Not Good: Despite being an angel, they are very perverse, going after supernatural dogs for some pleasure, sadistic, has a warped idea of injecting BodyHorror into lovers by meshing them into abominations, using the power of sin to power them and disposes of anything that has no purpose.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Aside from Grell's little mishap and a few minor enemies, everything can traced back to them in the anime.
  • Madness Mantra: During the Villainous Breakdown.
  • Moral Myopia: Their goal is to cleanse London to become pure for the new age because they view themself as the purest being in the country. Let's count the ways how bigoted they are: Angela being a dominatrix going after everything that can move including a transforming dog, fusing Ciel's parent's together as an abomination they'd later use to try and murder him, toss their loyal doll minion like trash and faithfully turning little girls into dolls, trying kill the cultists who had been loyal to them once they served their purpose, manipulating the queen into planning a world war, only to leave her to die and sacrificing the population of London to create a barrier bridge against demons and empowering themselves.
  • Our Angels Are Different: For one thing, they are both genders, and another, they're monstrous and bigoted in their actions. Or, at least this one is the latter. They were kicked out of Heaven by God, so they're probably not the finest example of an angel.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Their obsession with "purity" inspires most of their villainous actions.
  • The Reveal: Is responsible for the Phantomhive destruction in the anime, as well as being able to change gender. Also, the fact that they are an angel.
  • Retconjuration: Comes with being an angel.
  • Serial Killer: Even without the whole angel thing, the way they killed Ciel's parents is very much in this trope.
  • Take Our Word for It: Despite revealing everything that they're a corrupted angel that can switch genders and their overall scheme, it's never shown how they fuse the bodies of Ciel's parents and the Queen and her husband; but it's implied to be very horrific.
  • Villainous Breakdown: By the end of the final battle, the Angel's sanity has gone completely down the toilet and as Sebastian tears them apart, they're reduced to shouting about how "filthy" he is before screaming gibberish in agony and hate.
  • Walking Spoiler: An angel, and a hermaphrodite, then again, angels are supposed to be truly genderless and possessing both features.
  • Whip It Good: Does this to Sebastian during the interrogation as Angela.

    Angela Blanc 

Angela Blanc

Voiced by: Akiko Yajima (JP) and Colleen Clinkenbeard (ENG)

The female form of the fallen angel.

  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Angela fornicated with Pluto, a shape-shifting dog, hinting she's less innocent than she at first seems. The Knight Templar attitude she possesses, along with this, show off her vastly unstable mentality.
  • Meaningful Name: Blanc is French for white. Nice name for someone obsessed by purity and the fact that Angela is an angel.
  • Meido: Pretends to be this.
  • Mystical White Hair: Is more of both, considering how transcendent or, in their case, inhuman they are.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: The unnatural purple color of her eyes becomes relevant with the revelation that she's an angel.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Pretends to be a submissive woman to get Ciel and Sebastian's attention, but it's to learn about them.

    Ash Landers 

Ash Landers

Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (JP) and Chuck Huber (ENG)

The male form of the fallen angel.

  • Battle Butler: To the queen though they toss her aside once she starts falling apart.
  • Blood Knight: He finds fighting to be exciting, becoming almost maniacal about it, and easily becomes angry when any attention is diverted away from him during a fight.
  • Meaningful Name: Ash is obsessed with burning things.
  • Reading Tea Leaves: He seems to know some level of tasseomancy, remarking good fortune with the stalks of his tea leaves are sticking upward.



Voiced by: Takafumi Yamaguchi (JP) and Z. Charles Bolton (ENG)
Human form
Click here to see to see his demon hound form. 

A demonic hound who somehow wandered into the human world, encountered by Ciel and company during a visit to the city of Houndmoor. Subsequently captured and brought back to the Phantomhive estate as a new pet.

  • Big Friendly Dog: In a manner of speaking.
  • The Brute: Pluto is this To Ash/Angela.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After Sebastian kicks him around, he becomes a docile and obedient pet to the Phantomhive estate.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: In a meta sort of way; while he seems bright for a dog, he has only a dog's mind despite the fact he is a demon who can shapeshift into human form.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Pluto left the side of Ash/Angela and joined the Phantomhive family out of love towards Sebastian.
  • Hell Hound: Seems like the Hunter type.
  • Human Shifting: His natural form is a giant, silver-white-furred wolfdog, but he can assume a human's body. Unfortunately, his mind remains that of an ordinary dog.
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy: Because he only has a dog's mind, he doesn't understand that being human means he should wear clothes.
  • Killed Off for Real: Near the end of the first season Pluto was killed by Finny, Mey-Rin, and Baldroy so as to stop him from burning all of London down. Also a literal case of Shoot the Dog.
  • Naked on Arrival: After changing to human form.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Double subverted, when the Phantomhives go to put on a play, he's sitting down like a human and drinking tea, then immediately goes back to his usual dog like self.
  • Playing with Fire: Especially when commanded by Ash/Angela.
  • Shout-Out: Take out the demon-change-to-human part, and you get the other dog named Pluto.
  • They Have the Scent!: Used to track Lizzie when Drocell had her.

    Drocell Keinz 

Drocell Keinz

Voiced by: Anri Katsu (JP) and Sonny Strait (ENG)

"Therefore, I reason for a superior present to be given to a very dear person, the most suitable thing would be your very self."

An enigmatic servant to his mysterious master. Drocell runs a humble shop to the public eye, but is actually a kidnapper who targets those who end up in possession of a specific jewel ring.

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: His head turns at least 180 degrees. He also takes a Twisted-Knee Collapse up to eleven. Justified because he's a puppet.
  • Creepy Monotone: Especially in the dub, Drocell speaks without much inflection. This is another hint that he is not really human.
  • Dead All Along / Was Once a Man: Died years prior to the events of the anime and was brought back as a doll with, presumably, a "temporary soul". It is however not made clear what exactly that is or how it works.
  • Evil Redhead: A kind of orange/red, and a kidnapper.
  • Facial Markings: Drocell has a Fleur de Lis painted or tattooed under his right eye.
  • Guy Liner: As seen in the picture, Drocell wears some heavy makeup to go with his outfit.
  • Ironic Nursery Tune: He changes the lyrics in My Fair Lady, more commonly known as London Bridge Is Falling Down, to whatever he plans to use in the creation of their doll. It also controls the dolls he's already made.
    • This is actually based on a longer version of the song, in which the bridge is rebuilt with the different materials he uses for dolls, but they all fail to stay up somehow.

    Matilda Simmons 

Matilda Simmons

Voiced by: Ao Takahashi (JP), Leah Clark (EN)

From Black Butler II

    Alois Trancy 

Alois Trancy/Jim Macken

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (JP) and Luci Christian (ENG)

"Look at you! You're so filthy! You look just like a drowned rat!"

  • Agent Peacock: Dangerous and camp.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite all the cruel acts committed by Alois, he showed himself to truly be in love with Claude. It make it all the more painful to watch as Claude murders Alois right as the young boy is confessing his love.
  • Animal Motifs: Apparently the Trancy clan has been long associated with spiders, and Alois himself has had quite a few Faux Symbolism scenes with spiders and webs.
    • His contract mark with Hannah even looks a bit like a spiderweb.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Except he's not really the former Earl's son. The Earl of Trancy's real son disappeared years ago. Alois is a former sex slave who became the Earl's favourite, enough to be made him his successor.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: When he wore his maid's clothes.
  • Ax-Crazy: Oh dear, was that your eye? That's what you get for... looking at me?
    • His behavior/actions in general are rather Ax-Crazy.
  • Badass Adorable: He has some decent chops with a sword and he was shrewd enough to know Ciel would go for a surprise blow at the start of their duel.
  • Bad Boss: To his servants. Regularly berates, or in Hannah's case, physically assaults them.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He's the head of his manor and commanding his servants to capture Ciel for him but it's clear from the get go that Claude is the real threat and he's only using Alois for his own goals, killing him when he's no longer needed.
  • Big Fancy House: Even Ciel's own mansion can't compete.
  • Bishōnen: Being a year older than Ciel, he could qualify for either trope.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Inverted, he has a (quite obvious) one on Claude.
  • Break the Cutie: In regards to his past, if any kid has had it worse than Ciel its Alois.
  • Broken Bird: And how.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: By this point it is pretty obvious he is in love with Claude. However, even right before Claude kills him, he still never directly says that he loves him.
    • Averted in episode 11.
  • Changeling Fantasy: Claims that this is what happened to him as an infant, and the priest in the first episode even mentions that he claims to have been abducted by actual fairies.
  • The Chessmaster: Tries to be this but Claude far outclasses him.
  • Creepy Child: Much more so than Ciel, it gets even more chilling and also heartbreaking when you find out why he's like this.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Did this at one point to taunt Ciel.
  • Cute and Psycho: And, holy goddamned shit, HOW!
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His whole village was killed, including the only person he cared about at the time (Luka, who supposedly was his brother, although it is unknown whether they were blood-related or not). He was then taken and used as a sex slave for the head of the Trancy manor. Then he met Claude.
  • Deal with the Devil: With Claude. It doesn't end well for Alois.
    • And again with Hannah.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The first episode of season 2 is set up so you might think he's taken over Ciel's role, including a brand new opening sequence with him at the center. It's not until the very end of the episode that this is proved wrong.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Rape and Switch, possibly.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: Unfortunately for him none of the servants he has are really equipped to provide it. Until Hannah reveals she is.
  • Doomed Hometown: At some point, everyone in the town where he and Luka were street urchins in died.
  • Dying Alone: Even more of a Tear Jerker due to the fact that it was Claude, the only person he seemed to care about, who killed him.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: At the end of episode 8, Claude offs him before their contract was even complete. Then again, the fact that he didn't save him from getting stabbed by Ciel earlier could also fit this trope.
  • Evil Brit: This takes place in Britain after all.
  • Eye Scream: Performed on an undeserving maid. With his fingers. To impress Claude, apparently.
  • Fille Fatale: A Rare Male Example. Despite his young age, he already seems very aware of how to flirt and use sex appeal to get what he wants, has No Sense of Personal Space, and frequently wears revealing shorts. He's practically a textbook example of how young victims of sexual abuse often show oversexed behavior, since in his backstory, he and other young boys were used as Sex Slaves to the previous Early Trancy.
  • Foil: Of Ciel, along with Shadow Archetype. Lampshaded at one point when it's pointed out that Alois' story (disappears mysteriously and then reappears with an equally mysterious black butler) seems awfully familiar.
  • Forgiveness: It's implied that he was able to forgive Claude after the latter killed him, as Hannah mentioned that she, Claude, Alois and Luka can all be together in nirvana.
  • Freudian Excuse: He is really an orphan named Jim Macken. In his childhood, he and his younger brother Luka got by as thieves. After all the people in his village mysteriously died (including Luka), he was sent to the Trancy household to be a Sex Slave. This is where he formed a contract with Claude, and inherited the Trancy household fortune by using seducing old man Trancy until he had Claude off him and declaring himself heir.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Oh so very much.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Ultimately this is all he really wants, to be genuinely loved by someone. He finally gets his wish in the end, from Hannah no less.
  • I Owe You My Life: Subverted. He would owe Claude his life, in a very literal sense (as with Ciel towards Sebastian), except that Claude killed him in episode 8. However, he came back to life in episode 10, but it is unclear if he still has a contract with Claude, and therefore it is also unclear if he still owes him his life.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: What he did to Earl Trancy. While you can definitely argue that the guy needed killing, after that it's just downhill for Alois.
  • Kill the Cutie: By Claude no less.
  • Leitmotif: The Slightly Chipped Full Moon and its variations.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Though he got what he wanted in the form of the Trancy estate he's incredibly lonely, and most of his acting out is a symptom of this.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Poking out Hannah's impress Claude, apparently.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Given that he grew up poor and powerless among other things, he relishes every ounce of his newfound wealth and noble status.

    Claude Faustus 

Claude Faustus

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (JP) and Jason Douglas (ENG)

"Passion to calm, hesitation to resolve, love to gravestones. That is the Trancy butler."

  • The Ace: Like Sebastian, Claude is as capable of doing almost everything, from cooking, cleaning, decorating, and, of course, fighting. The only difference is that lacks both Sebastian's signature charisma and loyalty to his master.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: As is tradition for demons in this series.
  • Battle Butler: Is the Sebastian to Alois' Ciel.
  • Big Bad: Sets off the second season by taking advantage of Sebastian's wounds and trying to steal Ceil's soul.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: In episode 8, Claude betrays Alois.

    Hannah Annafellows 

Hannah Annafellows

Voiced by: Aya Hirano (JP) and Caitlin Glass (ENG)

  • Ambiguously Brown: Has dark skin and light blue hair. Justified since she's not actually human.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Against a freaking chainsaw, no less. Justified by the fact that she's a demon.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: One of the two reasons she becomes attached to Luka. Hannah notes that he was genuinely excited that she appeared to him to grant his wish and that, upon his death, he was the first soul to have ever expressed gratitude towards her for granting their wish. She was mournful in his death.
  • Benevolent Boss: It is revealed in "Crossroads Butler" that the demon triplets actually serve Hannah when we see them groom her and assist her burning down Luka's and Alois' village in a flashback. In "Spider's Intentions", she is shown treating them gently, placing flowers in their hair, with the triplets seeming quite fond of her, preferring Hannah over Claude.
  • Body Horror: In episode 10, she opens her mouth disgustingly wide to give Ciel a look at Alois' eye that she stole, which stares back at him from seemingly an abyss inside her.
  • Butt-Monkey: In her very first scene, Alois gets annoyed with her and gouges her eye out. This pretty well sets the tone for her subsequent scenes.
  • Clothing Damage: A lot. Usually at Alois' hands.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Dark skin and silver hair, in her case.
  • Expy: Of Angela. Both have white hair, look vulnerable at first, are actually stronger than they look and very manipulative and have crossed the limits of their own species (one is a Fallen Angel and the other is a demon with feelings).
  • Eye Scream: The unfortunate(?) victim.
    • Then she redirects it by swallowing Alois's eye and keeping it in the back of her mouth so his soul can use it to take over Ciel's body.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: Even worse than the giant gun she keeps hidden somewhere is the massive sword she keeps literally inside her.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Several of the outfits Alois has her wear.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Shown to be jealous of Alois' love for Claude in "Spider's Intention". This is understandable considering that she has Alois' best interests at heart while Claude does not.
  • Hidden Depths: She turns out to much more important than she seemed at first.
  • Humans Are Special: She originally saw humans as nothing but food like any other demon. Then she met Luka...
  • Hyperspace Arsenal : She IS one.
  • If You Ever Do Anything To Hurt Him: Said to Claude in "Spider's Intention" in regards to Alois since she's aware of Claude's more... devious nature. She doesn't get to finish her line though since Claude's already pinned her to a tree and starts to assault and ridicule her.
  • Love Martyr: For Alois. No matter how much he hurts her, she wouldn't think of leaving him, since she absorbed Luka's love for him. And he finally reciprocates her love when he finds out that she's always loved him and wanted nothing more but the best for him.
  • Mama Bear: To Alois, despite the way he treats her. She has her reasons.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Although to some, with the amount of eroguro that she becomes involved with, it could be Fan Disservice.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her hair is silver, which hints her true identity as a demon.
  • Ninja Maid: Can be a decent fighter when prompted.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While we were all busy feeling sorry for the poor girl with one eye, she went and Out-Gambitted everybody in the show by having Alois' soul take over Ciel's body. Then she took both Ciel's and Alois's souls, forcing Sebastian and Claude into a duel over the former's, before making Ciel into a demon so that they both lose anyway.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Usually keeps it bound in a braid, but it easily reaches her ankles.
  • The Reveal: Hannah was the one who made the contract that took Luka's soul, and she came to serve him alongside Claude because she and Luka both wanted to be near Alois.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Depending on the subs, it's either "Anafeloz" or "Annafellows".
  • Tears from a Stone: Demons aren't exactly emotionless but you do not make one cry easily.
  • Trouser Space: Where she seems to store a... rather large machine gun.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Alois/Jim Macken and his younger brother Luka.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: In the end, SHE ends up with Luka AND Alois' souls. They're pleased.

    Thompson, Timber, and Canturbury 

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (JP) and Scott Freeman (ENG)

"None of your business."
"My cowlick spins to the left."
"My cowlick spins to the right."

  • Beware the Quiet Ones: They can kick quite a bit of ass when prompted.
  • Buxom Is Better: In their opinions, anyway.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: To different degrees, when Claude presented the staff with Alois's soul trapped in a ring, Timber wonders if he's going to use it to propose to someone.
  • Creepy Twins: Creepy Triplets, rather. In the first opening sequence, their heads jerk unnaturally towards the camera.
  • Cute Mute: Until the OVA, at least.
  • He Who Must Not Be Heard: Until the OVA, when Alois demands that they speak up.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Triplet ID Tag, in this case; their ways of parting their hair are the easiest way to tell them apart. Thompson's falls in a point to the center, Cantebury's is swept to the left, and Timber's is swept to the right.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Sebastian impales all three through the forehead with their combined spear/javelin weapon. They go about their business impaled together until removing it offscreen.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: And glow on occasion.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: They're triplet brothers who are all identical.
  • Theme Twin Naming: They're all named after British writers.

    Luka Macken 

Luka Macken

Voiced by: Marina Inoue (JP) and Lindsay Seidel (ENG)

"I made a contract with a demon!"

  • Meaningful Echo: "Yes, your highness."
  • Morality Pet: Hannah was a typical, uncaring demon until she was summoned by Luka. His naivety and selfless reason for selling his soul shock her immensely, to the point where she became Alois's servant just to be close to him for Luka's soul.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He remains an innocent child until the end, but that causes one to wonder just how he contracted Hannah.


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