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    Sieglinde Sullivan 

Sieglinde Sullivan

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"I'm the lord of this forest."

The Emerald Witch and the liege lord of Werewolves' Forest. She manages an obscure village named Wolfsschlucht within the forest.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Ciel seems to think of her this way due to her Dirty Kid tendencies towards him. She's far from being the Grell to his Sebastian though.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: She may be the wise landlord of her village and the "Green Witch", but deep down she's still just a very intelligent child.
  • Adorkable: You can't deny that her excitement over learning about the world outside of the forest is very endearing.
  • Agony of the Feet: Her induction as the new Green Witch involved having her legs and feet forcibly broken and bound by Wolfram back when she was barely a child. And it was all because of a "Scooby-Doo" Hoax...by her own mother no less!
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?
  • Alliterative Name: Sieglinde Sullivan.
  • All Witches Have Cats: Invoked: in the flashbacks, Sieglinde is seen with a black cat plushie. Her doodles also feature cats.
  • The Atoner: After escaping her mother's clutches, she chooses to use her vast intellect to develop a cure for the sick and those who were affected by her mother's mustard gas. As Ciel put it, it would be "magical".
  • Big Eater: She has a voracious appetite, not quite on the same level as Charles Grey, but with ''much'' more gusto.
  • Break the Cutie: The poor girl doesn't take well the revelations that her entire life was a lie, she's actually a Tyke-Bomb raised solely to create a poisonous gas and her own mother was the mastermind behind all this and only sees her as a pawn.
  • Child Prodigy: She could read at the age of three and understood the chemical formula for the mustard gas left by her father.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Cool Chair: She has one for mealtimes. It's even got horns.
  • Crotch-Grab Sex Check: She grabs Ciel's crotch to make sure he really is a man.
  • Cry Cute: When she's frustrated or sad.
  • Cute Witch: The cutest witch you'll ever meet... even though she's actually not a witch.
  • Deal with the Devil: Ciel notices that Sieglinde's feet are bound. Centuries ago, the founder of the village offered her legs to the Werewolves to protect the village from the Witch Hunt. Since then, all Lords have lived as cripples to continue the pledge. It was all a lie, actually her feet were bound to keep her from escaping if she learned of being a Tyke Bomb.
  • Dirty Kid: Seems to know a lot about sex for an 11 year old.
    • Once she moves to England, she relishes any chance to examine Ciel, though he actively has to verbally keep her from checking "certain areas".
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father was killed in the explosion of an unstable mustard gas before she was born.
  • Doing In the Wizard: The "Ultimate Magic" she worked all her life on in order to recreate the magical "miasma", is actually a chemical formula for a poisonous gas.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Her face becomes this trope after learning that all of her servants and friends lied to her for years to keep her from discovering her mother's plans. She also realizes Wolfram was also in cahoots with her mother and she all but screams at him and calls him a liar.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Which makes her look even more like a witch in a way.
  • Fille Fatale: Sieglinde attempts to seduce Ciel and Sebastian, genuinely believing this to be the only way to gain their trust. Her seduction attempt fails miserably.
  • Foil:
    • To Ciel, as a Child Prodigy who has their previous, (relatively) sheltered life and what innocence they had left shattered and makes a promise in regards to it.
    • Also to Lizzy: one is a Little Miss Badass who wants to protect a loved one (Ciel) but hides this trait from him; the other has been officially assigned the role of a protector (via magic/intellect rather than physically) but her "Protectorate" hides her true role (which involves quite the opposite of protecting people) from her.
  • Friendless Background: She's lived within the Witch Forest her entire life with just servants for company. Ciel is the first person she can call a friend.
  • Gilded Cage: What her life really was.
  • Good Bad Girl: Has a bit of a dirty mind, but she's ultimately a nice girl.
  • Hair Decorations: Had a pair of large bows in her hair when she was three.
  • Horned Hairdo: 15th century style. Part of her (like the other villagers') Outdated Outfit.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Wolfram's tiny girl.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: She only wishes to go out of the forest and see the outside world.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She enjoys the idea of leaving the forest to see the outside world, wearing normal clothes, and having ordinary friends.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Given her isolated upbringing, her desire to have a friend in Ciel is understandable and very cute and endearing.
  • Important Haircut: After moving to London, Sieglinde trades her long hair for a bob cut to symbolize a fresh start.
  • Improbable Age: She's 11 years old, and yet she is a landlord. She also knows, though unconciously, advanced chemistry used to created a bomb of poisonous gas.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Her reaction to The Reveal, and later when Wolfram is wounded. Though, can you blame her?
  • Innocent Prodigy: She represents this trope, especially on this page where seeing her scrawling out the scientific formula for mustard gas makes you want to go "D'Awwwww". She later loses the innocent part once she learns her own mother was using her knowledge to create a powerful bio weapon.
  • Jabba Table Manners: This little piggy loves to chow down, especially when Sebastian is the one who cooks her meals for her, much to his an Ciel's disgust. As a result, Sebastian made sure a large part of her Training from Hell included learning proper table etiquette.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Sieglinde inherited her amazing talent for chemistry from her father. Which led to the whole "Scooby-Doo" Hoax...
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: The sorts of things she'd like to do to Ciel aren't exactly difficult to imagine.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Her mother is a crazy scientist who raised her as a Tyke-Bomb and manipulated her entire life just to finish the previously failed project on the mass-production of a stable biological weapon.
  • Meaningful Name: Of a twisted sort, considering who gave it to her. "Sieglinde" translates to "gentle victory"... ...if by "gentle" you mean "silently killed by poisonous gas", that is.
    • Later, she is given the nickname "Sully" which literally means "damage of purity/integrity". This could be referring to when she found out the truth about what she was being used for.
  • The Medic: Apparently, when she's not working on mustard gas, she is in charge of dealing with the side effects of the experiments on others. She definitely fills this role for Ciel and Sebastian and Wolfram.
  • Morality Pet: To Wolfram. Before meeting her, he was just a Tyke-Bomb that didn't know anything besides killing for the sake of the country. Thanks to her, he discovered the desire to protect something and at the end, he betrays the army for her.
  • No Social Skills: Hasn't had much contact with the village, and none with the outside world. She has literally never seen a man in person before, aside from her Butler, who she claims doesn't count. It was all on purpose, so Siegliende didn't have anything else to do except finishing the gas formula.
  • Not So Different: From Ciel.
  • Our Witches Are Different: Subverted, she's an ordinary human girl with extraordinary intellect. The "green witch" is actually a title of a military project.
  • Puppet King: She believes she's the landlord of the village, but she's actually a Tyke-Bomb raised with the sole motive of developing a chemical weapon and the villagers are actually soldiers.
  • The Reveal: Sieglinde isn't a witch, she never was. She was just a test subject used for a military project to develop the stable mustard gas.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: Her entire life has been a massive one.
  • Secret Keeper: When she learns from Sebastian the implications of Ciel's Dark and Troubled Past, she promises she won't tell anyone, to the butler's relief.
  • She Knows Too Much: If Sieglinde manages to escape the village in any way (which she eventually does), she is to be killed immediately on sight to prevent others from using her vast knowledge.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She seems to have developed a genuine crush on Ciel for freeing her and giving her a better life, and when Sebastian brings Ciel to her during a possible emergency, she delights at the chance to have him undress so she can examine him.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Let's put it this way; Compared to Ciel, she's the sort of master Sebastian wishes he had.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She comes across as serious, blunt and solemn, but she's still a kind-hearted and curious little girl who only wants to have ordinary friends.
  • The Tease: Is this occasionally to Sebastian and Ciel.
  • Training from Hell: Well it's understandable when someone like Sebastian is in charge of preparing her to meet the queen.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She's actually a test subject used for a military project to develop the stable mustard gas. Her entire life as the "Green Witch" was just a way to manipulate her into concentrating in her research.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Doesn't get any less unusual (or squicky, considering her age) than "Tonight I destroy the key to the secret chamber that I have guarded for the past eleven years of my life."
  • Unwitting Pawn: Believed that the "ultimate magic" she was creating would restore miasma to the world, making it more habitable for supernatural creatures like the werewolves. She was actually solving a formula for a chemical weapon meant for bioterrorism. Whoopsie.
  • Walking Spoiler: Check out those blank spaces.
  • White Mage: Performs a healing ritual to save victims of the werewolf's curse. Chapter 97 indicates the "healing ritual" was false because the "werewolf's curse" is not miasma, but a chemical weapon.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Has to swap clothes with Ciel as a disguise. Even before that, she would have been perfectly willing to wear Ciel's clothes simply because they're from the "outside world". Though in her case it's probably curiosity more than anything.
  • Young and in Charge: The landlord of the village at only 11 years old. She's a descendant of the village's "founder". Subverted.

    Wolfram Geltzer 

Wolfram Geltzer

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Sieglinde Sullivan's butler.


  • Always Someone Better: He's very angry at Sebastian for being such a better butler than him that Sieglinde asked him to be her butler while Ciel gets better from the "werewolf's curse" or rather, the poisonous gas effects.
    Sebastian: It feels like he's about ready to bite my head off.
  • Ambiguously Human: The only male in the village, with a few nonhuman characteristics, and Sieglinde calls him more of a "guard dog" than a man. Chapter 97 shows that he is not a werewolf as it was previously assumed, in fact, there are NO werewolves in the forest. Just soldiers wearing a very convincing werewolf costume.
  • Battle Butler: Seems to be this for Sieglinde. Later revealed that he's an army lieutenant and was chosen to be her butler because the "Green Witch" needed the best fighter to keep an eye on her—putting the emphasis on the "battle" part of the trope.
  • Becoming the Mask: He's part of a huge "Scooby-Doo" Hoax in order to manipulate Sieglinde into creating a poisonous gas and is under orders to kill her if she ever finds out the truth, but he really does care about her. When Sieglinde calls him out for lying to her, he's visibly hurt, and he seems to have some reluctance towards killing his charge. At the end, he betrays the army in order to allow Sieglinde to escape, which nearly gets him killed.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Of the canine variety, as versus Sebastian's more feline fangs.
  • Deep Cover Agent: He is a lieutenant, the rest of the village men are soldiers as well.
  • Hellish Pupils: Flashes these when introduced. (Possibly Rule of Perception?)
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Sullivan's huge guy.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: It's implied that "Wolfram Geltzer" is not his real name, but instead the name given to him when he was assigned by the army to look after Sieglinde.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Ever since he can remember, he was trained to be a soldier to serve the country.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Sieglinde. He was supposed to kill her if she ever found out the truth, but at the end he betrays the army to let her be free.
  • Werewolf: It's usually hinted that he's one. However, Chapter 97 shows the "werewolves" are all human villagers in a werewolf costume.

    The Old Hag 
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An old woman of the Wolfsschlucht village, whose main duties are to give advice to Sieglinde and to warn outsiders not to enter the Werewolves' Forest.


  • Abusive Mom: She made up the whole "witch offering her legs to werewolves" legend to keep Siegliende from escaping if she found out the truth. She broke the legs of her own daughter just to keep her in the village.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Green Witch arc. She's responsible for everything that happened in the village.
  • The Chessmaster: She is the one behind the "Green Witch" military project.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She doesn't understand why her daughter breaks down at the revelation that her entire life was a massive "Scooby-Doo" Hoax to manipulate her into finishing the previously failed project on the mass-production of a stable biological weapon. From her point of view, Siegliende should be happy that she created a chemical weapon meant for bioterrorism.
  • Evil Matriarch: Certainly.
  • Happily Married: Was implied to be this until the lab accident.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She used to be quite beautiful until her face was horribly scarred in a laboratory accident.
  • Karmic Death: Sebastian forced her to inhale the toxic mustard gas via a kiss for using her own daughter to create a bio weapon, which killed her instantly.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She was shown to be devastated by her husband's death in a laboratory accident that severely disfigured her. So when her daughter Siegliende displayed her dead husband's intelligence, she made the little girl an Unwitting Pawn to finish the project in memory of her husband.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Siegliende, I am your mother.
  • Mad Scientist: The whole village is actually a military area, the villagers are soldiers in disguise and Siegliende is an Unwitting Pawn for her own mother. Just to finish the previously failed project on the mass-production of a stable biological weapon.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Even 'Ciel' was disgusted by the way she used and manipulated her own child.
  • No Name Given: It is possible her surname is Sullivan.
  • Younger than She Looks: She looks like an old crone because she was caught in a gas explosion which left her severely burnt.

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