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Leader: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
Second in command: -
Base of operations: America, Zelda (yacht, former), Moby Dick (former)
First appearance: Chapter 15/Episode 12

Character sheet for the Guild of Bungo Stray Dogs. Characters on this page all have their names listed in Western order— given names followed by surnames.

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The Guild (組合, Kumiai) is an American criminal organization whose members have supernatural powers seeking to expand their influence into Japan and capture Atsushi. Their head is Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. After Fitzgerald's defeat at the hands of Atsushi and Akutagawa, the Guild splinters into the Renewed Guild, led by Fitzgerald, and the Guild Remnants, led by Steinbeck.

Spoilers up to chapter 37 / episode 24 are unmarked.


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    Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald 

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Chris Hackney (English)
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フランシス・スコット・フィッツジェラル - 華麗なるフィッツジェラルド note 
Literary references: He is named after American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, and his ability is a reference to Fitzgerald's most famous novel, The Great Gatsby.

Personalia
Age: 32
Height: 191 cm
Blood Type: O
Birthday: September 24
Zodiac Sign: Libra
First appearance: Chapter 15/Episode 12

The leader of the Guild. His ability, "The Great Fitzgerald," allows him to spend money in exchange for physical strength and resilience.


  • Arc Villain: Of The Guild arc.
  • Benevolent Boss: Seems to care for his subordinates and will take the course of action that best ensures their safety.
  • Cast from Money: His Ability is activated by literally throwing away cheques.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Owns 3 conglomerates, 5 hotels, an airline and a railway company. He's willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, no matter who suffers.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    What? Oh, I wasn't listening. My ears reject boring topics.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He deeply cares for his beloved wife who was driven to a delusion after their daughter's death.
  • Exact Words: Says he'll "listen to" Alcott's request to order her again, not "grant" it. Ends up taking back his position as her boss anyway.
  • He's Back: Alcott helps him get on his feet after his fall, both from power and from the Moby Dick. Now he's wealthy again (albeit not as obscenely as before) and is once again working towards getting his hands on the book he needs to revive his daughter.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Louisa, who admits she has no reason to live if Fitzgerald won't give her orders.
  • Logical Weakness: "The Great Fitzgerald" is completely dependent on him being wealthy. He even lampshades it by calling his ability "a joke now" after becoming homeless upon his defeat.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His goal is to heal his mentally ill wife by using a reality-wrapping book to resurrect their daughter. To achieve this, Fitzgerald has no qualms with crushing anyone in his way and destroying an entire city.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Responsible for placing the bounty on Atsushi's head and hiring the Port Mafia to capture him.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Incredibly wealthy and well-dressed, he will always get what he wants. Even if that means hiring the most vicious mafia around to capture a teenaged were-tiger.
  • Marked Change: Gains black, stripe-like markings over his body when activating his ability.
  • Necromantic: Everything he does is so he can find a way to bring his daughter back to life.
  • Not Quite Dead: He falls off Moby Dick upon wasting all his money fighting Atsushi and Akutagawa. He's presumed dead for some time, but it's revealed he survived his fall into the bay although he washed up in a foreign country.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: He and his wife lost their only daughter. His wife couldn't take it and now deludes herself into thinking their daughter is simply studying abroad.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: He develops this sort of relationship with Louisa May Alcott after he loses all his money. Louisa picks him up from the slums and helps him rebuild himself until he can reassume his search of the book that has the power to resurrect his daughter and heal his insane wife.
  • Power Glows: In the anime, the stripes are green and visibly glow.
  • Riches to Rags: He throws away his entire fortune in his battle against Atsushi and Akutagawa. Upon his defeat, he becomes a homeless beggar in the slums of a foreign country. Alcott helps him back onto his feet. He spends some time in squalor trying to build himself up again.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Downplayed. Fitzgerald is a very smart and skilled businessman, but he has been filthy rich for so long that his sense of expenditure is atrocious. After the Guild arc, he loses all his fortune and requires Louisa's financial support until he can stand on his own two feet again, yet he buys expensive cooking utensils only because they were on special offer and despite the fact he doesn't even know how to cook. When Louisa expresses concern over this, Fitzgerald fails to see the problem since he used to buy a whole store when he wanted a single product from it.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Throws money around to get what he wants. At first, he tries to buy the Armed Detective Agency's license, which allows gifted individuals to openly run a business. When that doesn't work, he turns to more drastic measures.
  • Self-Made Man:
    • He apparently started out poor, needing to work for two whole years in order to buy a gun so he could use it to kill four people and get more money. Now, he is the owner of three conglomerates, five hotels under his name, an airline, and a railway company.
    • We see him do this after his defeat in the Guild arc. Alcott finds him after he burnt his fortune in his battle with Atsushi and Akutagawa. Together they raise a decent amount of money, and certainly are not wealthy, but wind up taking control of a valuable security company by proving that the CEO framed one of their employees for murder. They manage to use the money they'd scrounged up to buy up all the stocks while they tanked because of this, and build the company up again. With this they now have a big revenue stream and control of a very potent piece of software.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery 

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Cristina Vee (English)
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ルーシー・モード・モンゴメリ - 深淵の赤毛のアンnote 
Literary references: She is named after Canadian author L. M. Montgomery, and her ability is a reference to Montgomery's famous children's novel series Anne of Green Gables.

Personalia
Age: 19
Height: 165 cm
Blood Type: AB
Birthday: November 30
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
First appearance: Chapter 15/Episode 12

A member of The Guild whos Ability, "Anne of Abyssal Red," lets her trap people in a pocket dimension called Anne's Room, inhabited by a giant Creepy Doll named Anne who acts as Lucy's Guardian Entity.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: The other kids at her orphanage thought that she was a freak because of her ability.
  • Anti-Villain: She's a girl who was treated like dirt for her power scared people, and forced to do all the chores for them. When Fitzgerald offered her a better life, she agreed. She later agrees to help him take over Yokohama because she fears he would take back what he gave to her (and probably because she fears his magical powers in general). During the climax, she does the right thing and helps Atsushi though.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She eventually helps Atsushi escape and it's implied that she grew feelings for him, as he was one of the few to show her true kindness and concern for her well-being.
  • Broken Bird: Her childhood was as bad as Atsushi's and she hates all people who have happier lives than her. Thanks to Atsushi understanding her suffering, her personality improves.
  • Commonality Connection: Just like Atsushi, she grew up in an Orphanage of Fear where she was constantly abused. Atsushi being able to understand her feelings of pain and loneliness is what motivates her to help him.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: While nearly all of the characters take some inspiration from their namesakes' most famous works, Lucy is by far one of the most blatant; her character design and backstory are very obviously inspired by Anne Shirley, L. M. Montgomery's most famous character. They both have red hair worn in braids and were raised in an orphanage, and some of Lucy's listed hobbies are "chatting", "daydreaming" and "romantic things", all of which are things Anne is well associated with. However, while Anne remained positive and friendly despite her harrowing experiences as an orphan and grew up to be a well-adjusted adult, Lucy's experiences traumatized her and she's largely motivated by her hatred of anyone who has a better life than her, making her rather creepy at times. This is eventually subverted after she befriends Atsushi and pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Creepy Doll: Anne is a large and extremely creepy doll that occupies Anne's Room who acts as a Guardian Entity for Lucy.
  • Driven by Envy: Her actions are mainly by hatred for anyone with a better life to her.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She softens a lot and becomes friendlier to Atsushi after they reach an understanding via their similar abusive childhoods.
  • Evil Redhead: Her hair is red and she's introduced as a threatening villain. It's subverted as she later turns out to be more damaged than evil and she pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has red hair like the character her real-life counterpart is best known for. She also has a very irritable and aggressive personality, especially towards Atsushi.
  • Flower in Her Hair: On the right side of her head, she has a white flower hairpiece.
  • Foil: To Atsushi. She was also an orphaned ability user who grew up in an Orphanage of Fear where she was horribly abused and ostracized. Atsushi copes with his trauma by trying to help people, in contrast to how Lucy lashes out at the world and wants to see people suffer like she did. Atsushi also had the good fortune of being taken in by an ability user organization made of very good people that treat him like family, while Guild treats Lucy like an expendable pawn.
  • Freudian Excuse: Grew up in an Orphanage of Fear where she was severely abused. She was treated like dirt by the people there and forced to do the chores for them because she had a fearsome power, which fueled her resentment. When Fitzgerald offers her a better life, she jumps at the opportunity.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her red hair is worn in two thick braids, most likely to reference how Anne Shirley is well known for wearing her own hair in braids.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Stuffed toys is listed among her likes. This might be why Anne's Room is filled with cute stuffed dolls.
  • Godiva Hair: In one scene, she and Atsushi are transported naked to Anne's Room because Atsushi wanted to test if Lucy's ability could dry clothes and it didn't work as hoped. Conveniently, Lucy's braids hide her breasts.
  • Guardian Entity: Anne, but only within Anne's Room.
  • Hates Being Alone: The trauma of her cruel treatment in the orphanage where she was raised made her really afraid of being left abandoned again. Her fear is so great she was even willing to became a simple servant of the Guild to avoid becoming alone again.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She enables Atsushi to escape from Moby Dick. After the conflict with the Guild over, she takes a job at the coffee shop sharing a building with the Agency. During the conflict with Fyodor, she protects the comatose Fukuzawa on Atsushi's and Kyouka's request by hiding him in Anne's Room.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Is initially introduced as an active member of the Guild, as well as a very dangerous antagonist with an ability hard to beat who would have defeated Atsushi (who at that point defeated a hard opponent like Akutagawa) it wasn't for Mori's presence. After she failed her mission, Fitzgerald lets her stay in the Guild (since she was afraid that if she would have been expelled of the group, she would be alone again), but as a mere servant, instead of a proper member.
  • I Will Wait for You: When she betrays Guild by helping Atsushi escape, she tells him she will stay in Anne's Room and wait for him to rescue her from Guild. However, when Atsushi went to Moby Dick, he couldn't find Lucy since she was forced out of Anne's Room by the Guild's other members. Lucy at first seems to be mad that Atsushi didn't come to save her, but she really wanted to apologize for not keeping her word of waiting for him.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Those who leave 'Anne's Room' have no memories of what happened inside the alternate dimension.
  • Love Redeems: Her getting a crush on Atsushi is the main factor that drives her to pull a Heel–Face Turn and become one of his allies.
  • Naked Freak-Out: She panics when she accidentally transports herself and Atsushi completely naked to Anne's Room in a failed attempt to use her Ability to dry up their clothes.
  • Nightmare Face: She makes several terrifying faces when explaining her 'game' to the people trapped in Anne's Room.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only member of the Guild named after an author from Canada rather than America, possibly foreshadowing her eventual Heel–Face Turn.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Like Atsushi, she was raised in an orphanage. The Guild took her in because of her powerful ability, giving her a place to belong. However, the Guild does not tolerate failure and will toss her aside if she fails her mission. Fitzgerald lets her stay in the Guild, but as a servant.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Wears one in chapter 72.
  • Pocket Dimension: Her Ability allows her to create an alternate reality known as "Anne's Room", in which people are imprisoned if they get caught by Anne the Monster while playing hide-and-seek.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: While Anne is extremely powerful, Lucy herself is just a normal girl. Atsushi uses this to his advantage by threatening to take her with him into Anne's locked room.
  • Scars Are Forever: She has permanent scars on her right arm from being burned with a hot iron poker, which is evidence of the abuse she suffered at the Orphanage of Fear.
  • Ship Tease: With Atsushi.
  • Slasher Smile: When playing with her 'guests'.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She acts cruel because her life has been very hard, which makes her feel jealous of people who are happier than her. Atsushi is the first person to recognize this and him being able to understand her pain is what helps her start growing out of it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She's very vicious and twisted when first introduced. After Atsushi's kindness wins her over, she becomes way nicer and helpful.
  • Tsundere: She develops a very obvious crush on Atsushi because of his kindness, but she does all she can to act like she hates him.

    John Steinbeck 

John Steinbeck

Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English)
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ジョン・スタインベック - 怒りの葡萄 note 
Literary references: He is named after American author John Steinbeck, and his ability is a reference to Steinbeck's most famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath.

Personalia
Age: 21
Height: 175 cm
Blood Type: A
Birthday: February 27
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
First appearance: Chapter 18/Episode 17

A member of The Guild who does his work to supply his family. His ability, "The Grapes of Wrath," allows him to grow and control grape vines.


  • Affably Evil: He's generally pretty easygoing and polite, but doesn't care what happens to his enemies.
  • Badass Longcoat: Gains one after he becomes the leader of the Remnants of the Guild.
  • Body Horror: He weaponizes his Ability by cutting his neck open, planting grape seeds in the hole, and then contolling the vines that grow out of it. No wonder that he's most often seen together with Lovecraft.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He becomes the leader of the Guild Remnants after Fitzgerald's defeat .
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Cares for his family and works for the Guild to support them.
  • Expy: Asagiri Kafka admits in an author's note to have based him and his family on the cast of The Grapes of Wrath.
  • Green Thumb: He can control other plants by grafting them to the vines growing from his body.
  • Irony: His profile mentions that he hates capitalists, but he works for a billionaire to supply his impoverished family. After Fitzgerald is seemingly killed, he says he never liked the guy.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Openly admits to only doing what he does to supply his impoverished family.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: He and his partner Lovecraft are two of the more prominent guild members.
  • Villainous Friendship: Confesses that Lovecraft is one of his few friends in the last episode of season 2.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He doesn't mind attacking Naomi and Haruno.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has no objection to torturing Q under the guild's instructions.

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft 

Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Voiced by: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Japanese), Mick Wingert (English)
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ハワード・フィリップス・ラヴクラフト - 旧支配者 note 
Literary references: He is named after American horror author H. P. Lovecraft, and his "ability" is a reference to Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

Personalia
Age: (appears) 28
Height: 190 cm
Blood Type: Unknown
Birthday: August 20, supposedly
Zodiac Sign: Leo, supposedly
First appearance: Chapter 18/Episode 17

An extremely odd member of the Guild. His ability, "The Great Old Ones," can transform parts of Lovecraft's body into a powerful tentacle monster.


  • Ambiguously Human: It's heavily implied during the Guild arc that he is an actual Eldritch Abomination taking human shape rather than an actual ability user. During all his appearances, it's clear there it's something not right with him. The way he reacts to serious injuries or his weird personality is just the beginning. He easily gets back up after being hit by a truck when fighting Kunikida and Tanizaki, Dazai's ability doesn't affect him, he survives a direct hit from Chuya's Corruption, and he casually hops into the ocean after Fitzgerald is defeated, saying that he's going back to sleep.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a long trench coat.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: He has these when using his Lovecraftian Superpower.
  • Body Horror: As expected from Lovecraft.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Lovecraft is usually pretty out of it. He spends a lot of time counting wood grains that aren't even real. He even seems to fall asleep after Kunikida shoots him in the back!
  • Combat Tentacles: The main function of his ability is to turn his limbs into tentacles to hit and restraint his opponents with them.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He was initially introduced as a nervous oddball. However, he was able to easily overpower Kunikida and Tanizaki with his ability. Then his fight against Chuuya and Dazai showed that Dazai was unable to cancel his ability (implying him to be more than a mere ability user). Ultimately, he is only defeated though Chuuya's Corruption and a well-placed bomb that exposes his Weak Point. And the final chapter of the Guild Arc shows him still alive and completely recovered.
  • Eldritch Abomination: In the vein of the Cthulhu Mythos, when he is serious, is capable of turning into a Cthulhesque being, thing who grants him a great power and immortality. Not even Chuuya's Corruption is able to kill him.
  • Humanoid Abomination: It's heavily implied that there's something...wrong with him. Confirmed when he fights Dazai and Dazai is unable to cancel his Ability, which is followed by Lovecraft transforming into a tentacle monster.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: 'The Great Old Ones' lets him transform body parts or his entire body into tentacles. Lots of tentacles.
  • Neck Snap: His neck appears broken after getting hit by a truck while fighting Tanizaki and Kunikida... Then casually pops his head back into place like nothing happened.
  • No-Sell: He isn't affected by Kunikida's bullets, Dazai's ability nullification (since The Great Old Ones isn't an ability in the first place), or Q's mind control.
  • Not Quite Dead: Seemingly killed by being blown up by Chuuya. He pieces his body back together in Chapter 37... then dumps himself in the ocean.
  • One-Winged Angel: His "ability" gives him the power to transform his body parts into tentacles, but when he is really serious, he can transform himself into an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Rapunzel Hair: He has dark, slightly wavy hair that reaches well past his waist.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: More often than not is partnered with Steinback.
  • Token Non-Human: Unlike the other members of the Guild, Lovecraft is not a mere human with superpowers. He's... something else.
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    Herman Melville 

Herman Melville

Voiced by: Takayuki Sugo (Japanese), John Demita (English)
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ハーマン・メルヴィル - 白鯨 note 
Literary references: He is named after American author Herman Melville, and his ability is a reference to Melville's most famous novel, Moby-Dick.

Personalia
Age: Unknown
Height: Unknown
Blood Type: Unknown
Birthday: August 1
Zodiac Sign: Leo
First appearance: Chapter 18/Episode 17

One of the older members of the Guild, Melville has been around since the early days of the organization. His Ability, "Moby Dick," takes the form of a giant white whale that's usable as an airship.


  • Air Whale: Moby Dick, although it's actually described a living being.
  • Anti-Villain: He doesn't care at all by Fitzgerald's goals and doesn't do anything to oppose the main characters. He states he's just in the organization because he didn't want to leave Moby Dick.
  • Badass Beard: That completely obscures his mouth.
  • Cool Airship: Moby Dick.
  • Cool Old Guy: His age isn't stated, but he's clearly elderly but is still an active member of the Guild and later the Japanese government.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: Is usually either holding or smoking one.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After the conflict with The Guild is over, he is hired by the Japanese government to track down the remains of the Guild.
  • Ominous Floating Castle: The Guild has converted Moby Dick into a floating fortress. Melville actually doesn't have much control over the whale anymore.

    Mark Twain 

Mark Twain

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese), Phillip Reich (English)
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マーク・トウェイン - ハック・フィン&トム・ソーヤ
Literary references: He is named after the pen name of American author Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain. His ability is a reference to Twain's most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Personalia
Age: 22
Height: 178 cm
Blood Type: B
Birthday: November 30
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
First appearance: Chapter 18/Episode 17

A member of the Guild with a high opinion of himself. His ability, "Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer," creates two dolls that allow him to shoot with absolute accuracy and perform distant surveillance.


  • Advertised Extra: Has a fairly minor role in the anime.
  • Affably Evil: He is a cheerful and easygoing individual who is rarely seeing upset. He also didn't mind failing his task of taking down Atsushi that much, laughing instead due how much of a good time he had in the process.
  • Idiot Hair: Less obvious than Kyouka, but it's still there.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He can shoot with perfect precision if he attaches either one of his dolls to a bullet.
  • Meaningful Name: Downplayed, but his first name, Mark, can mean target, note  which is fitting for a sniper.
  • Put On The Bus: Mentions in Chapter 37 that he plans to return to America.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His shirt is never buttoned.

    Margaret Mitchell 

Margaret Mitchell

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (English)
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マーガレット・ミッチェル - 風と共に去りぬ note 
Literary references: She is named after American author Margaret Mitchell, and her ability is a reference to Mitchell's only novel, Gone with the Wind.

Personalia
Age: 20
Height: 171 cm
Blood Type: AB
Birthday: November 8
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
First appearance: Chapter 18/Episode 17

A member of the Guild and Hawthorne's partner. Her ability, "Gone With the Wind," summons a powerful wind that causes materials to break down.


  • Blow You Away: Mitchell can break down materials such as clothing and paper with the wind.
  • Convenient Coma: She's put into a coma after taking a fatal attack from Rashomon for Hawthorne. It's stated it's unlikely she will ever wake up again, which motivates Hawthorne to abandon Guild and seek Fyodor for a chance to save Margaret.
  • Disposable Woman: She's impaled repeatedly by Akutagawa's ability in order to protect Hawthorne. She's still alive, but in a coma, and it's uncertain if she'll ever recover from her injuries. Her sacrifice is what motivates Hawthorne to leave the Guild.
  • Human Pincushion: She gets stabbed in several parts of her body by Akutagawa's Rashomon.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Nathaniel Hawthorne. It's unclear what sort of relationship they have since their only on-screen interaction has them arguing over trivial things, yet Margaret pulling a Taking the Bullet to save Hawthorne from Akutagawa suggests they were closer than it seemed. Nathaniel is so badly affected by Margaret being left in a coma that he leaves Guild and seeks Fyodor just to get a chance to heal Margaret.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is initially introduced as an abrasive and arrogant person, mocking Hawthorne, but when Hawthorne is about to get killed by Akutagawa, she shields him before the attack reaches his partner, showing she actually cared for him.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a white sun hat with a blue sash and a white flower attached. It's part of her Southern Belle image.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: She carries an elegant umbrella with her to complete her Southern Belle appearance.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: The reason why she is in the Guild is to pay a debt her family has.
  • Southern Belle: Her outfit invokes this image, with the Pimped-Out Dress, the bonnet, and even a Parasol of Prettiness. Since her namesake's most famous work has one of the most iconic examples as the main character, it's only fitting.
  • Taking the Bullet: Shields Hawthorne from Rashomon. It gets her sent into a coma.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (English)
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ナサニエル・ホーソーン (仮面の暗殺者) - 緋文字 note 
Literary references: He is named after American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, and his ability is a reference to Hawthorne's most famous novel, The Scarlet Letter.

Personalia
Age: 27
Height: 188 cm
Blood Type: A
Birthday: July 4
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
First appearance: Chapter 18/Episode 17

A deeply religious member of the Guild and Mitchell's partner. His ability, "The Scarlet Letter," allows him to control his blood as a weapon or shield.


  • Badass Preacher: Dresses like a preacher and is more than capable of kicking ass.
  • Blood Magic: Even a little bit is enough to activate it.
  • Bloody Murder: 'The Scarlet Letter' changes his blood into holy words, which can be fired as bullets or used as a shield.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Implied by Dazai that Fyodor had tampered with his mind, turning him into an assassin.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: After the collapse of The Guild, he begins working with Dostoyevsky to save a comatose Mitchell.
  • Holier Than Thou: Believes that God has given him a mission to pass judgement on heavy sinners. As a result, he is rather arrogant.
  • Light Is Not Good: He's a dedicated preacher, but works for the Guild for unspecified reasons and later the Rats in the House of the Dead although that is for a more sympathetic reason (on the condition that Fyodor heals Mitchell).
  • Love Makes You Evil: Implied to be the reason why he became a masked assassin. He wanted to heal Mitchell and Fyodor made it so that it is literally the only thing what he wants.
  • Not Quite Flight: Uses invisible words to achieve this as a masked assassin.
  • Stoic Spectacles

    Louisa May Alcott 

Louisa May Alcott

Voiced by: Hikaru Ueda (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)
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ルイーザ・メイ・オルコット - 若草物語 note 
Literary references: She is named after American author and poet Louisa May Alcott, and her ability is a reference to Alcott's most famous novel, Little Women.

Personalia
Age: 18
Height: 165 cm
Blood Type: O
Birthday: November 29
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
First appearance: Chapter 26/Episode 19

A shy member of the Guild whos Ability, "Little Women," allows her to make time pass at 1/8000th its original speed, only so long as she is thinking in a private room by herself.


  • Adorkable: Her extreme shyness and the way she panics when strangers talk to her are part of her cuteness.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She has painstakingly detailed strategies written up for several different possible situations.
  • Elective Mute: Because of her shyness, she doesn't make it a habit to start conversations with anyone, except for Fitzgerald.
  • Extreme Doormat: She doesn't know what to do with herself without Fitzgerald ordering her around.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a light mahogany headband with small bows.
  • I Will Wait for You: A platonic variant. She declares that she will wait for Fitzgerald to be ready return to greatness, and suggests that his wife will also wait for him to return to her. Thankfully, her words alone make Fitzgerald gain the resolve to rebuild himself and not keep Louisa waiting.
  • Meganekko: Shy, smart and glasses-wearing.
  • Nice Girl: Lucy calls her such, as Alcott was the one who stood up for her when Lucy failed her mission, and even gifted her with a snowglobe to celebrate Lucy's career change.
  • Not Afraid to Die: After Fitzgerald refuses to be her boss again now that he's poor, Louisa is more than ready to let a gang kill her and only recovered her will to live when Fitzgerald came to her rescue.
  • Number Two: Becomes this to Fitzgerald after the Guild collapses and she's the only subordinate who stays beside him.
  • Only Friend: She becomes the closest thing Fitzgerald can call a friend after Guild is defeated and Louisa is the only one among his subordinates who continues to serve him not out of obligation, but because she wants to.
  • Phony Psychic: Louisa makes others believe her ability is to predict all possible futures and create strategies to countermeasure any case scenario in the matter of minutes. The truth is her ability only slows time down in a room where she's alone and she makes use of it to the fullest by spending several days analyzing data and writing down detailed strategies.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Louisa is Fitzgerald's most loyal and trustworthy ally, providing him all her support in his quest to find the book that will bring back his daughter and heal his wife's insanity.
  • Satellite Character: After the Guild arc, Louisa's role in the story is serving as Fitzgerald's loyal assistant who supports him and his goals to the fullest.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very shy and timid, Alcott has difficulties speaking to strangers.
  • The Strategist: She is intelligent enough to formulate multiple strategies based off given information, even if she was given just a little bit of it.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Platonic version. She wants to work under no one but Fitzgerald because developing strategies for him is what makes her feel the happiest and most useful.
  • Undying Loyalty: Unlike the rest of Guild, Louisa refuses to give up on Fitzgerald after his defeat and the loss of his wealth. Seeing Louisa's devotion to him is what convinces Fitzgerald to work his way back to the top and rebuild Guild.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: How her Ability works. If Louisa is thinking alone in a private room, the time in that room passes at 1/8000th of regular speed. This is how she can come up with her detailed strategies so fast from others' perspective.
  • Younger than She Looks: She dresses like a granny, which can give the impression that she's at least in her early thirties. She's only 18.

    Edgar Allan Poe 

Edgar Allan Poe

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)
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エドガー・アラン・ポオ - モルグ街の黒猫 note 
Literary references: He is named after American horror and mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe, and his ability is a reference to Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Black Cat".

Personalia
Age: 28
Height: 182 cm
Blood Type: AB
Birthday: January 19
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
First appearance: Chapter 32/Episode 22

A member of the Guild that seeks to challenge Ranpo Edogawa. His Ability, "Black Cat in the Rue Morgue," lets him transport readers into the setting of the novel that they are currently reading.


  • Adorkable: After his first appearance, Poe is shown to be very awkward and timid around people, which makes him surprisingly cute.
  • Always Second Best: No matter how hard he tries, Ranpo's detective skills always far surpass his.
  • Ambiguously Gay: His obsession with Ranpo is...questionable, to say the least.
  • Animal Motifs: Black cats, obviously. He draws himself as a cat, uses a cat face as his signature when writing notes and letters, and is represented as a cat sitting on a windowsill on the cover of his debut chapter.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: He talks in an archaic manner.
  • Blinding Bangs: The entire upper half of his face is covered by hair, though his left eye sometimes peeks through, as seen in the image for this entry.
  • Characterization Marches On: In his first appearance, Poe is embittered and somewhat deranged as he attempts to have Ranpo and Yosano trapped and killed inside his murder mystery novel out of spite over losing to Ranpo in a detective game. In his next appearances, he's a meek and timid guy who greatly admires Ranpo to the point others think he's Ranpo's fan instead of his rival.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: His black hair and pale skin add to his Goth charm.
  • Expository Pronoun: Poe speaks using "wagahai" as a first-person pronoun, which gives off a sense of arrogance and is considered somewhat old-fashioned.
  • Friendless Background: His Only Friend before he makes up with Ranpo is his pet raccoon, Karl. It's implied by Poe that he keeps a pet because a pet can't leave you like a friend can. In fact, Poe freaks out when Ranpo gives him a phone call because no one else does that.
  • Goth: Dark hair, dark eyes, pasty skin, loves all things morbid and spooky, and dresses like a Victorian gentleman.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Ranpo tells him that he didn't forget the case they worked on. He even gets invited to the end celebration with the Armed Detective Agency.
  • Looks Like Cesare: In rare moments where we see under his hair, he's noticeably dark around his eyes. It's unclear if it's eyebags or eye makeup, since both would fit his character.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: He only joined the Guild as part of a convoluted plot to impress Ranpo, and specifically states he disliked working for them. Considering how fond he is of Ranpo, it's likely he would have released Ranpo and Yosano from his trap once Ranpo admitted defeat.
  • Odd Friendship: With Ranpo, once he switches sides. Even before then to an extent, since Edgar had admired Ranpo and sought the approval from the moment they met six years ago despite their wildly different tastes and personalities.
  • Pet the Dog: One of the things that cues the audience in to Edgar not being quite as evil as he first appears is that he adores and spoils his pet raccoon, who greatly resembles a cat in behavior and function.
  • Portal Book: His Ability allows him to turn any book into this. However, it only works on the book that the person is currently reading.
  • Rascally Raccoon: Has a pet racoon named Karl.
  • Secretly Wealthy: He may not look like it, but Poe made so much money from working as The Guild's architect that spending 20 million yen is nothing to him. Ranpo is baffled when he hears Poe mention this so casually.
  • Shout-Out: His pet racoon Karl is a reference to the film The Raven (2012), where John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe also keeps a pet raccoon named Karl.
  • Shrinking Violet: He's shown to be pretty shy after he stops trying to take revenge against Ranpo.
  • Sore Loser: He lost an investigation competition to Ranpo six years before the series started. The loss caused him to withdraw from society and become extremely depressed. He eventually became inspired to take back the life that Ranpo 'stole' and travelled to Japan to challenge Ranpo once more.
  • Spear Counterpart: To Louisa May Alcott. They're the Minion with an F in Evil members of Guild, their abilities are non-combat oriented, both are socially awkward around strangers. Poe at one point refers to Louisa as his "comrade in shyness".
  • Unknown Rival: Poe spent years preparing for his rematch against Ranpo after he lost to the latter in an investigation competition. To Poe's distress, the first thing Ranpo does when they finally meet again is asking Poe who he is. Subverted since Ranpo does remember Poe and acknowledges him as the only opponent who could ever challenge his detective intellect, but Ranpo likes to treat Poe as a friend instead of a rival.
  • Worthy Opponent: Despite only seeming like a Sore Loser in his first appearance, Poe greatly admires Ranpo's detective skills. At one point, Poe starts fawning over Ranpo's Ultra Deduction in such a way that Minoura thinks Poe is Ranpo's fan instead of his rival.

Alternative Title(s): Bungou Stray Dogs The Guild

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