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    Lark Alfen 
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The protagonist of the story. A human originally from the 'other' world, he was brought into Crepuscule as a child by Setz and raised by Angela, who eventually forces him to attend Arzew Academy.

Race: Human
Ability: None (Light manipulationnote , Earth manipulation)

  • 11th-Hour Superpower: While technically awakened at the end of Season 2 and briefly used in his fight with Eoria, he doesn't fully use his inherent ability of geokinesis until the finale.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Back in the 'other' world, as he was persecuted for having red eyes, which the humans took as a sign of him being a monster.
  • Anti-Hero: Eventually becomes this, as he becomes more pragmatic in nature, to Setz's dismay.
  • Bash Brothers: With Setz during the fight against Eoria.
  • Book Dumb: Failed all of his exams.
  • Born Winner: Turns out that being a red-eyed human comes with a lot of nifty physical advantages, none of which he had to train for, contributing to his victory in the Superpower Lottery.
  • Break the Cutie: He was constantly bullied for his red eyes and his foster parents weren't exactly "loving". Though his early childhood can't compare to what Angela's death does to him.
  • Byronic Hero: Develops into one over the course of Season 2. While he's not regarded as especially attractive... Magnetic personality? Multiple characters' lives end up revolving around him, and he manages to sway Eoria to his side. Perceptive but self-centered? Yup. Moody and brooding? Much to Setz's grief. Jaded? Though he's Keet half the time, he's ultimately a pragmatist at heart. Intensely passionate and determined? He's willing to walk over whomever he has to, friends included, to achieve his goals.
  • Casting a Shadow: His second half of his ability.
  • Chekhov's Gift: The pendant that Arche gave him at the start of the story belonged to Carmilla's, and is part of what allows her to reside in his soul.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: To an extent, as he is a teenage boy. His first impression of girls tend to involve how pretty they are, and during the Beach Episode, he very much appreciates the sight of Seere and Bathory in bikinis (with Setz pointing out that he's drooling).
  • Cool Loser: Being a Book Dumb Country Mouse (who admittedly doesn't seem to bother befriending anyone at school outside of Sia, Seere, and the latter's circle) might have to do with it, but he's still seen as a loser by Season 3, as a student talks about how cool the new student council is... and then wonders who the heck Lark is.
  • Country Mouse: His status compared to the rich kids of Arzew.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: After Season 2, where he's back to acting like a Idiot Hero but is now one of the most powerful people around, with his attitude flipping when actually in a fight.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Angela's death marks him turning into an Anti-Hero.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Both of his (biological) parents died before he could remember either of them, and this plus him having red eyes caused everyone to turn on him and view him as a monster.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He showed traits of this even as a child when interacting with Angela, but his introduction to Arzew Academy really brings out his snark.
  • Deal with the Devil: When he asks Tepes for help, with Nergal even asking if he did this. That said, it's not as much of a deal as Lark thinks it is: when he claims Tepes violated the contract, Tepes points out that they didn't have one to begin with.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: He has nothing but fondness for the (biological) parents he never knew but who, by all accounts, loved him. And Angela, once she dies.
  • Demonic Possession: With Tepes as the demon, due to Tepes's Body Surf ability. Season 2 has Tepes occasionally take over his body to help him out, before becoming more and more dominant towards the end to achieve her own goals until Lark finally convinces her to back off.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: It turns out that he has the ability of geokinesis.
  • Dismotivation: He just wants to be a bum. Seriously.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Rather frequently after Angela's death, where he has a tendency to smile while either saying something ominous or about to wreak havoc. Suffice to say, it freaks people out.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Tepes is at least a nicer "evil" than most, but nevertheless, during Lark's Deal with the Devil, he underestimates just how much control Tepes has.
  • Facial Markings: On occasion, when using his ability. Specifically, they're Tepes's. Therefore, when Tepes leaves his body, he no longer has them even when using his ability.
  • Fair Weather Friend: To an extent. He doesn't ever really abandon Setz, but in contrast to Setz's constant support, how considerate Lark is of him tends to be dependent on Lark's mood/motivations at any given moment.
  • Fighting the Lancer: Pretty much the summary of his relationship with Setz for most of Season 2.
  • Fish out of Water: Twice—first, when he gets brought to Crepuscule, and then again, when he's sent to Arzew Academy.
  • Freudian Trio: Eventually forms one with Bathory and Setz. Depending on the situation, he's the superego or id: on one hand, he's the most pragmatic one at heart, but on the other hand, he's prone to feeling like It's All About Me and acting on whatever whim he wishes.
  • Friendless Background: Before meeting Setz.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: In his subconscious, Bathory gives him a much-needed slap for running away from his problems and not even recognizing that Tepes intends to wipe out the Crepuscule vampires.
  • Glass Cannon: As Sia notes, no matter how powerful Lark might've become with his ability, his physical strength (or lack thereof) hasn't changed at all.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He starts off as being rather naive and good-natured compared to other members of the cast, especially when next to Tall, Dark, and Handsome Setz. This gets horribly subverted after Angela's death, and stays subverted.
  • Happily Adopted: By Angela. His adoptive parents before her (his aunt and uncle) weren't the best parents.
  • Heroic BSoD: After Angela goes MIA. It doesn't last for long—because he decides to make a Deal with the Devil to avenge her.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Lark loses it after Angela's death, which has rendered him an orphan. This doesn't stop him from implying that he'd kill Navarus if the man turned out to be responsible, despite the fact that it would inflict the exact same thing on Setz.
    • Setz calls him out on wanting to take revenge for Angela's death, despite having told Setz previously, after Carne's death, that it was fine as long as you remembered those who died. Lark doesn't deny it.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: In the beginning, having been ostracized in the human world.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In a strange way. In the human world, he wanted to be an ordinary human. In Crepuscule, since being a human is abnormal, he wants to be like the vampires.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Understanding that Setz is right in this regard, Lark chooses not to kill Gilles to avenge Angela's death. Dealing A Fate Worse Than Death, however, is apparently A-OK.
  • Idiot Hero: Due to being Book Dumb and Keet. This dies down as the series goes on, though it crops up from time to time.
  • Innocently Insensitive:
    • In the original version, Avi got offended at Lark being so excited about heading to Arzew Academy, interpreting it as Lark not caring about being separated from him and Arche.
    • In the main version, he's particularly this where Setz is concerned. Unintentionally digging right into Setz's insecurities about being unneeded wasn't his smoothest move, and he fails to even realize that he did something wrong.
  • Instant Expert: Bathory notes that he isn't advanced as, say, the Council members, but Lark's still got a pretty good handle on his ability for someone who's barely had opportunity to use it.
  • Interspecies Friendship: With all of his friends, by virtue of him being the sole human, but in terms of people who actually know he's a human (and what one is), we have Setz, Bathory, and Nergal. Special mention goes to the last one, though, since he bonded with Lark while in his fox form.
  • It's All About Me:
    • He becomes guilty of this for a period after Angela's death, with him refusing to acknowledging how much his actions are hurting others and attempts to justify it by pointing out that he just lost his mother—never mind that at this point, Setz lost Carne without flipping out and he's talking to someone who knows exactly what it's like to lose a parent. As Sia replies, not knowing that he's wrong doesn't make him faultless.
    • While much better compared to Season 2, he never fully drops this trait: at his worst, he's so focused on his goals that he's willing to disregard his friends' desires.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His general personality, after recovering from Angela's death. By the time Season 3 comes around, he's back to being Keet in lighter moments, but when the situation gets serious, so does he.
  • Jerkass: For a while, immediately following Angela's death.
  • Jerkass Realization: After Setz reveals his backstory to him, Lark awkwardly comes to realize that he may have been unwittingly using Setz all this time (as the initial reason he'd bothered to repair his friendship with him was because it was Angela's condition to let him learn magic, without really caring about Setz's side of things).
  • Keet: He's got a lot of energy, that's for sure.
  • Kick the Dog: He does a lot of douche-y things in the period immediately following Angela's death, but telling Sia that they were never friends probably ranks high on the list.
  • Lack of Empathy: During his time as a Jerkass, he has an unfortunate tendency to demonstrate this towards people, especially towards (as usual) Setz.
  • Lazy Bum: Seen best when he was still living with Angela.
  • Light 'em Up: His ability, courtesy of Tepes.
  • Light Is Not Good: He's still generally heroic, but him gaining the ability of light was also accompanied by him becoming an Anti-Hero.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Bathory. Particularly since they are related, in a sense, with her being the niece of his foster mother.
  • Lonely Together: While Lark wasn't aware of it back then, this is why Setz was so quick to befriend him as children.
  • Macguffin Super Person: In Season 3, due to being a red-eyed human. He turns out to be necessary to revive Carmilla.
  • Moment Killer: Accidentally walks in on Sia and Seere while the two are having a moment, much to Sia's annoyance.
  • Naïve Newcomer: To Crepuscule at first, due to being a human, and then to Arzew Academy, due to being a Country Mouse.
  • NEET: His dream before going to Arzew Academy.
  • Nice Guy: Until Angela's death
  • Only Friend: To Setz.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: A double case, as he mourns over his biological parents and for his foster one (that is, Angela).
  • Pinball Protagonist: In Season 1, somewhat. He's still the protagonist of all the slice-of-life aspects, and once in a while we'll get a hint about upcoming plot related to him, but overall, the last half is really the story of the mess between Setz, Carne, and Neal.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: His hair turns red as a sign whenever Tepes is taking over.
  • Powers via Possession: How he gains his ability of light.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: When he realizes that Tepes isn't just going to hand him her powers and leave him be without a lecture, he insists on knowing the truth, and so Tepes give it to him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He was persecuted in the human world for having them, and they take on a distinctively ominous touch while he's in Jerkass mode.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Setz's Blue Oni. Though the positions reverse in the second arc, with Lark becoming more of a composed Anti-Hero, while Setz is in full-blown Not So Stoic mode.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Setz points out how insane it is to try and take on the Council. Lark intends to do so anyway in order to avenge Angela.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His intention after Angela's death.
  • Secret Keeper: He's the only person that Setz, of his own will, confides in regarding his mother and unusual circumstances of birth.
  • The Slacker: All he wants to be is a bum, and even in Arzew Academy, he's not a very good student.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: To an extent after obtaining Tepes's ability of light—he becomes increasingly arrogant, thinking he can take on Nergal and being under the impression that Tepes is obliged to lend him her power.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Probably due how hyper he is, everyone seems to think of him as stupid. But is shown to be very insightful, suprising Bathory, Angela and even Navarus a few times.
  • Stranger in a Strange School: When Angela sends him to Arzew. Granted, he was already used to concealing his identity as a human, but he finds it even more difficult there.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks exactly like his father, except for the red eyes.
  • Superpower Lottery: Between Tepes's influence and his powers as a red-eyed human, he has some of the most broken abilities in the series, including light manipulation—conveniently the weakness of all of his opponents—incredible casting speed and power, etc.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: "Devil" is putting it strongly, especially as no one's unsympathetic towards her, but for a moment, Lark connects with Carne's emotions during her rampage and is able to empathize with her loneliness.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When he gains Tepe's power of light.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Once Tepes takes over. He gets better once Tepes then backs down, but not entirely.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After making peace with the fact that Angela is dead and he is not the only one who suffers her death, he apologizes to Bathory and Setz and reverts back to his past self.
  • Tranquil Fury: Prone to this after he Took a Level in Jerkass.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Trying to fight Nergal was not one of his brighter ideas. For that matter, even taking on Sia would've ended badly for him, had Tepes not intervened.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He has powerful abilities, but as Setz notes, he doesn't really use them in any strategic way, to his detriment.
  • Wangst: Lampshaded In-Universe during an extra, which portrays Lark's fight with Sia from his point of view as him ranting about his "dark past" (with a side note mentioning that this didn't actually happen).
  • We Used to Be Friends: His relationship with Setz in the present, until they reconcile. And then again, but this time, thanks to the fact that Lark Took a Level in Jerkass. Though as of chapter 161 they seem to have patched things up again.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • After Setz getting most of the blame for having abandoned Lark, Bathory finally turns the tables on Lark and points out that he forgot about Setz in favour of his new friends, so he also, in a sense, abandoned Setz and therefore has no right to resent him.
    • Setz's reaction to Lark's decision to leave the badly injured Sai behind.
  • Wild Card: Setz explicitly calls him this, remarking that Lark is as much of a wild card as it gets.
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    Seere Klein 
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Lark's classmate, and the first friend he makes at Arzew Academy. She helps him to adjust at the school, as well as helping him with his schoolwork.

Race: Ghost vampire
Ability: Healing

  • The Ace: Pretty, kind, smart, and previous valedictorian.
  • Advertised Extra: Originally, she appeared alongside Lark and Bathory in the series' banner image on Naver. While a frequently recurring character as Lark's primary friend at Arzew, she did little of actual importance, which was likely why she was replaced with Setz in the image from Season 2 onwards. (Though she did become important in Season 3.)
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's described in the original webcomic as scary when angry, and Lark is indeed surprised to discover that Seere can be very stern and loud when so.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Theresia in Season 3.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was kidnapped once, hence why Seeren and Ersha are so protective of her.
  • Healing Hands: Her ability, after Olivier awakens it.
  • Nice Girl: Cemented when, while everyone else is whispering about Lark during his first day of class, she treats him as she would anyone else, and when Seeren and Ersha don't care for him at all, she sticks up for him.
  • Protectorate: Seeren and Ersha are fiercely protective of her.
  • Ship Tease: Sia has commented that she seems to care a lot for Lark.
  • Teen Genius: Aside from being an excellent student, she's revealed to be ridiculously intelligent when she begins helping Angela with her research and even ends up mostly completing it after her death.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to her twin, Seeren.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair

    Seeren Klein 

Seere's sister and roommate.

Race: Ghost vampire
Ability: ???

    Ersha Sermenys 

One of Seere's close friends. As a member of the noble Sermenys household, she's often away due to family business.

Race: Pureblood vampire
Ability: None

    Sia Kul 
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Lark's roommate. As a mutant with uncanny endurance and a talented swordsman, he's famous among his peers, but difficult to approach.

Race: Zombie vampire (mutant)
Ability: None

  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Not that they have a bad relationship, but in Season 1 Sia seems to find Sai's Keet attitude a bit of a bother. However, not only do Season 2 and 3 make it clear that Sia loves his brother dearly, but his one genuine smile in the series isn't for Seere, his crush, or Lark, his friend: he shares smiles with Sai as they fight together in the finale.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Why he develops a crush on Seere—she sticks up for him at one point.
  • Blessed with Suck: His entire sensory system is diminished, which means he Feels No Pain, but feeling nothing also makes life rather dull for him.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Possibly the best swordsman in the world... who dropped out of school at a young age and cited that all he wanted to do was sleep.
  • Crush Blush: He occasionally gets this around Seere.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Less dark and troubled than some others in Crepuscule, but his inability to make friends as a child left him socially embittered to the point where he eventually dropped out of school, and a few years ago, his father died under mysterious circumstances.
  • Disappeared Dad: See Sai's section for more details. Sai mentions that Sia didn't take it well, and it's why he can't stand back and watch Lark destroy himself after Angela's death.
  • Emotionless Boy: Appears as this on the surface. It's rather notable when he does show any emotion, though as time goes on, it's clear that he's capable of feeling regardless of whether he can show it easily or not.
  • Feel No Pain: Due to a diminished sensory system.
  • Flash Step: He demonstrates this on occasion.
  • A Friend in Need: During Lark's (Jerkass) period of mourning, Sia tries to be this for him, albeit of the Tough Love variety. It doesn't go well for him.
  • Friendless Background: Before meeting and befriending Lark and Seere.
  • Friendship Moment: Subverted. Sia tries to offer one to the inconsolable Lark, telling him that they're friends—a grand gesture for someone as withdrawn as Sia, and surprisingly sweet given that he seemed to be more attached to Seere than to Lark. Unfortunately for him, Lark throws it back in his face and tells them that they were never friends.
  • Good Is Not Soft: One of the more pragmatic good guys (and without falling onto Jerkass tendencies the way Lark does). If violence gets the job done, then so be it.
  • Healing Factor: He heals remarkably fast, even for vampires. After Lark/Tepes beat him up, it took him only a few days to regenerate!
  • Idiot Hair: He's far from stupid, but he is quirky.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: He's ultimately forced to kill his father, who's clearly gone mad and past the point of no return.
  • Lazy Bum: Can't be bothered to talk properly, ends up with an unfurnished room because he just wanted a place to sleep, spends all of his spare time napping, etc.
  • Master Swordsman: What he's famous for.
  • Nerves of Steel: Never loses his composure, no matter the situation. That he's able to Shoot the Dog likely has to do with this.
  • Neutral No Longer: More apathetic and oblivious than neutral, but once Sia realizes that something sinister is going on with the world—and that people he cares about are getting hurt—he surprises everyone by taking a few levels in motivation and joins the student council.
  • No Social Skills: It's outright said that he doesn't know how to read the mood.
  • Not So Stoic: He's prone to blushing around Seere, and is blatantly worried for Lark upon realizing that someone—Tepes—is possessing him.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The first major sign that he's honestly worried about Lark is the fact that he starts speaking properly (albeit still curtly). In general, him doing this is a sign that something's up.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: He lost his father a few years ago, and his understanding of what it's like to grieve over a parent is why he can't just ignore Lark destroying himself in his misery.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Of the non-fatal variety and it's rendered moot when Tepes takes over but said he to a grieving Lark:
    "Endure this."
    I don't know what pain is... but there are times when it is necessary.
  • The Quiet One: He rarely talks, due to finding it too much effort.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: He's a Master Swordsman but possesses No Social Skills. That said, him being Blessed with Suck also contributed to the latter.
  • Shoot the Dog:
    • It doesn't work in the end, but when Lark's acting out of control? Sia resorts to knocking him out.
    • Then, see Kill the Ones You Love.
  • Sibling Team: With Sai, after Sia joins the student council. They also physically fight together during Crepuscule's destruction.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Sai, who's loud and silly in sharp contrast to Sia's quiet, serious attitude.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Him being a zombie (who aren't known for being very bright) and his somewhat caveman-esque speech might make him seem like Dumb Muscle, but he's been shown to be perfectly intelligent, if not insightful in his own way.
  • Specs of Awesome: One of the more combat-oriented characters, impressing even Tepes with his endurance.
  • Stoic Spectacles: They help reinforce his Emotionless Boy demeanour.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: As Lark discovers, though Sia may seem rather 'scary', he's really not such a bad guy.
  • Super Toughness: As part of his specific mutant package. He didn't stand a chance against Tepes either way, but she gives him kudos for his amazing endurance.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: He forgives Lark without a problem despite having arguably been the biggest victim during Lark's immediate period of mourning.
  • The Unsmile: After learning Lark's secret, he smiles in an attempt to freak him out, and suffice to say, it works.
  • Verbal Tic: Not quite a tic, per se, but Sia... talks... spurts (that is, he tends to talk in spurts, due to finding talking troublesome).
  • Warrior Therapist: Surprisingly, he shows signs of this when up against Lark, though his attempts are ultimately unsuccessful.

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    Angela Erzebet 
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Lark's foster mother, who took him in after Setz left him at her doorstep. She eventually becomes the nurse at Arzew Academy in order to watch over Lark.

Race: Pureblood succubus
Ability: Development

  • The Ageless: Due to being part of the First Generation, she doesn't age as others now do.
  • Almighty Mom: Lark is terrified when having to confront her after failing all his exams.
  • Back for the Finale: Via Dead Person Conversation.
  • Childhood Friends: A short flashback show us Angela playing with Chocolat, Gilles and Millefeuille. Though presently she isn't in such good terms with them...
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Goes through this at the Council's hands.
  • Cool Teacher: Why she's popular among her students.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and, of course, red eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She's the Sole Survivor after one of her own kind ended up slaughtering the rest of the Erzebet Clan for no known reason and was in a coma for centuries to recover.
  • Dead Person Conversation: In the finale, during Crepuscule's destruction, she's able to cross over and talk to Lark again.
  • Defiant to the End: While she's being tortured by Gilles.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's got a temper, especially when Lark is being less than intelligent.
  • Good Parents: A little harsh and manipulative, but it's clear that she cares deeply for Lark and wants him to have a happy future.
  • Hospital Hottie: As a succubus, she's of course rather attractive, and she's almost always seen in her doctor outfit.
  • Hot Scientist: On top of being a Hospital Hottie, she's also the one doing research on things like a cure for the vampires' weakness to sunlight.
  • Hot Teacher: Aaaand she's a teacher too. And still attractive.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rather rough at times, especially with Lark, but she's got a good heart.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Never seen without it.
  • Last of Her Kind: The last of the pure-blooded succubi... or she thought until she met Bathory.
  • Lethal Chef: There's a reason why Lark is shown making a skull emote when eating her food.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Lark, as best seen when she dies and he loses it.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Considering that, as Lark's guardian, she had a tendency to take care of all plot-related incidents for him? Yeah, a Genre Savvy reader could predict that she was going to bite it.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: A different version of this: it's Angela who, in her last moments, regrets not having properly said goodbye to Lark.
  • Never Found the Body: As Sylvia disposed of it after killing her.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: She knows she will still be living long after Lark dies of old age, and it really saddens her.
  • Parental Substitute: For Lark. She would've been one for Setz as well, had Navarus let her.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's one of the First Generation, as Lark suspected all along.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Her death sets the tone for the rest of the series, thanks to the huge impact it has on Lark.
  • School Nurse: Her role in Arzew Academy.
  • Secret Keeper: For Lark regarding him being a human and for Setz regarding his mother.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Not only do she and Bathory make the same angry gestures at Navarus, they've both tried/pretended to bite Lark when they first him.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In the original version, Lark was amazed when she put on her public clothes and makeup to the point of not being able to recognize her.
  • Sole Survivor: Of her clan. Then she met Bathory.
  • Stern Teacher: She's fair, but she won't let her students (Lark, particularly) get away with idiotic behaviour. Or failing grades.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She hates Navarus's guts, but is still willing to work with him for the sake of their goals.
  • Tough Love: Towards Lark. She's notably much gentler with Setz.
  • White Mage: She can use offensive magic, but as she notes, she isn't as good as it is as she lives in an environment where she doesn't need it.

    Olivier Ostern 

Lark and Seere's homeroom teacher. He's popular among his students for being good-looking and very lax in his lessons.

Race: Incubus vampire
Ability: ???

    Laura James 

The swordsmanship teacher, as well as the Council's main point of contact for going-ons at Arzew.

Race: Zombie vampire
Ability: ???

  • The Ageless: One of the First Generation, as a flashback reveals that she knew Carmilla personally.
  • Badass Teacher: She's a combat teacher, so this is self-explanatory.
  • Boobs of Steel: The first two things you learn about her are that she teaches swordsmanship and that she has big breasts (the latter noted by Sia).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's initially rough on Sia, going as far as to cut him (albeit knowing it was nothing to him), due to him having suddenly dropped out years ago, but when all is said and done, she welcomes him back to school.
  • The Mole: Sort of. She turns out to be the Council's informant, though she doesn't see why Navarus should be against her reporting to the Council anyway.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Again, First Generation.

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    Sekreuz Trenkel Navarus 
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Otherwise known as Setz. The only son of the esteemed Navarus family and vice-president of the student council, as well as the one who brought Lark into Crepuscule, though Setz was then forced to abandon him.

Race: Pureblood vampire (mutant)
Ability: None (Negationnote , Growth/Survival)

  • Abusive Parents: His dad is not a nice person, suffice to say.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Pre-Timeskip, where he balanced being a Cheerful Child and Wise Beyond Their Years.
  • Adorkable: He has his moments, primarily when it's clear that he has No Social Skills. While technically non-canon, the "photo" in the final afterword, where Setz awkwardly tries to make a peace sign like Lark, cinches it.
  • Alone with the Psycho: Well, isn't spending the finale alone with an especially Ax-Crazy Neal on a (pseudo)rampage a pleasant place to be.
  • Anti-Magic: He inherits Lizzy's ability of "nullify".
  • Arranged Marriage: In one with Carne.
  • Badass Boast: While he's ultimately on the losing side, he gets one nice boast when up against Nergal and rendering the man's ability useless:
    "Cards no longer work."
  • Bash Brothers: With Lark during the fight against Eoria.
  • Battle Butler: A variation in which the surface aspect and the hidden aspect of this trope are reversed: as noted below in Neal's sections, Navarus raised his "subordinates" to be skilled in combat. Yes, that includes Setz. Suffice to say, Setz was not impressed at being called a servant by his own father.
  • Berserk Button: He's touchy about the subject of his mother.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As a child, he was somewhat unstable. As a teenager, the 'nice' part is questionable for a while, but once he Took a Level in Kindness, it becomes clear that he hasn't changed much from a child in this regard. He's one of the most vitriolic characters when pushed, and while he won't pursue vengeance (unlike certain characters), mess with him in the moment at your own risk. Hope you like those claw scars on your face, Neal.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: When Setz raises his voice, he can be very vocal.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Millefeuille is about to kill Bathory and Lark can't reach her in time, it's Setz who moves in between Millefeuille and Bathory, before launching a launching a giant beam of light at the former. Made doubly impressive by the fact that Setz is likely the weakest combatant there.
  • Blue Blood: Sole heir to the most powerful noble family in the world.
  • Break the Cutie: Courtesy of his dad and Neal essentially refusing to let him ever be happy throughout his childhood. The present isn't any kinder to him, but by this point, there's not much left to properly break (and to Setz's credit, he does try to resist it).
  • Broken Ace: Handsome, physically strong, the most powerful student in Arzew Academy, and with his future just about set as the son of Navarus. Also, a Lonely Rich Kid who's painfully insecure over his status as an Un-Sorcerer—not an unfounded concern, as at least Eoria seems to view him as "useless" for it, if not other nobles as well—and aware that he could be discarded by his father at any moment for being worthless.
  • Broken Bird: A childhood of closing himself off from others has not done wonders for his attitude. With Angela and Lark's help, though, he gets better.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Brooding Boy to Carne's Gentle Girl, as evident by their first appearances as teenagers: Carne is still her usual Shrinking Violet self while Setz has become cold and aloof. Eventually subverted, however; Setz is actually the more well-adjusted of the two in the end.
  • Brutal Honesty: Setz tends not to mince words (even as a child).
  • Byronic Hero: Based on appearances and initial personalities, a number of fans likely thought Lark and Setz would have a Naruto and Sasuke-esque relationship, and they wouldn't be too far off the mark... but Setz isn't the Sasuke in this case. Dark and brooding Setz might be, his duty to others always comes first. He's actually one of the most vocal against revenge quests and the like.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: In the exact moment that marks how fed up he is with his father's abuse, he calls Navarus by his first name.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: In Season 3, he learns about Navarus's true motivations—and then he realizes Navarus intends to pull something along the lines of You Have Outlived Your Usefulness on him. When Setz, understandably wanting to believe that even Navarus wouldn't outright murder his own son, asks him if he'd really go through with it, Navarus proceeds to Kick the Dog a few times and state that he would've disposed of Setz from the start if he'd known that Setz Missed the Call. At that point, Setz is finally done, and the ensuing scene is both one of his most tragic but one of his most badass as well.
  • Celibate Hero: Despite being in an arranged marriage with Carne and her being the most important person in his life, Setz isn't quite emotionally capable of romantic love. He's also notably Not Distracted by the Sexy during the Beach Episode, compared to Lark who is.
  • Cheerful Child: Pre-timeskip (and, by association, pre-Break the Cutie).
  • Combo Platter Powers: Ironically for the Un-Sorcerer, he has, as of Season 3, the widest arsenal of unrelated powers (barring magic spells and inherent racial skills) out of everyone, due to awakening a fire spirit and then receiving Lizzie's negation ability—and then his actual ability of survival/growth is revealed.
  • The Comically Serious: He's one of the most straight-laced members of the cast, meaning that in more light-hearted moments, he tends to play the Straight Man—or be Not So Above It All.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Neal learning about his mother and subsequently having had to have his memories erased forms a large part of why Setz is so unwilling to open his heart to others, as he's convinced that he has to keep his past a secret.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Just take a look at Navarus and Neal to get an idea of what his childhood was like.
  • Dark Secret: The circumstances of his birth. It might not have been so dark if Neal hadn't helped to shatter his self-confidence almost immediately after learning about it and if Navarus hadn't also stressed how important it was to hide it, lest Setz want to be a burden to Quz who would then have to erase others' memories of it.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Defrosted by Lark and Angela over the course of Season 1.
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: Though Lark isn't necessarily being ignorant towards his feelings, Setz says something along these lines during the moment mentioned in Lark's section under Hypocrite:
    Setz: "Did you think I wasn't affected by Carne's death!? Or did you think Angela's death didn't bother me...!?"
  • Die or Fly: His real ability, survival/growth, entails obtaining new powers based on this situation. Examples include:
    • His fire spirit manifests to protect him for the first time just as he's about to be killed by Millefeuille while unconscious.
    • He prematurely develops his wings when his father is about to kill him and he doesn't have time to negate the attack.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Played for Laughs when he was a kid and looked far too cheerful as, in response to Lark's question about what would happen if he fell in the passageway between the two worlds, he declared that he'd die.
  • Emotionless Boy: He's noted by Lark and Angela to have no emotion in his voice or eyes. At the end of the day, he's really far from emotionless, but years of abuse have taken its toll on him.
  • Exhausted Eyebags: He has these in the beginning of Season 2 to indicate that he's overworking himself.
  • Extreme Doormat: Particularly for his father, but he's shown to be rather passive overall. As time goes on, this begins to change.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Vampire version of normal, anyway. In contrast to Lark, who tends to spam his powers as he pleases, Setz usually uses his Boring, but Practical martial arts (occasionally combined with his claws) and sparingly uses any other powers such as his fire spirit.
  • Finger-Tenting: He does this on occasion while at his desk and in vice-president mode.
  • Foil: For Lark.
    • During the timeskip, despite their similar standings at first, Lark receives a relatively happy childhood thanks to Angela while Setz is left to deal with his father and Neal's abuse. Thus, Lark becomes increasingly broken as he loses that happiness over the course of the series; Setz eventually comes to realize how much his past broke him and vows to become stronger for it.
    • In Season 1, Lark is a Keet Lazy Bum with a bright appearance, Setz is an aloof, Tall, Dark, and Handsome Workaholic. Whereas Lark manages to befriend Seere and Sia relatively quickly, Setz continues to struggle with friendships throughout.
    • In Season 2, Setz copes with grief by burying himself in work (and blames himself for Carne's death, to an extent) but otherwise continues with life as usual. Lark, on the other hand, responds by lashing out at everyone and changes for the worse, on a permanent level. In spite of what initial impressions of their original personalities might have given, Lark becomes the callous Anti-Hero, while Setz, Beware the Nice Ones aside, adheres to a relatively conventional moral code.
  • Freudian Excuse: While the reader already knows one major factor, how Setz's childhood turned him into the Ice King he is today is one of the mysteries of Season 1.
  • Freudian Trio: Eventually forms this with Lark and Bathory. Depending on the situation, he's the superego or id: he's generally the logical, down-to-earth one who tries to maintain harmony and order, but when the going gets tough, he also tends to be soft-hearted and the one most concerned with ideals.
  • A Friend in Need: He tries to always be there for Lark in some way, even when he doesn't agree with his friend's decisions, and by the finale, he chooses Lark over his father.
  • Friendless Background: Didn't have any friends before meeting Lark, and after separating from him, he had only Carne, whose status as a friend is debatable.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: While a number of characters could count, Setz plays it the straightest: he's the only one who knew Lark was a human from the start (unlike most of the cast), had no ulterior motives in associating with him (unlike Nergal and Tepes), and never tried to bite him (unlike Angela and Bathory).
  • Generation Xerox: Setz's personality, down to the changes, mimic his father's, though to a lesser degree. And whereas Navarus's trauma led to him crossing the Despair Event Horizon, Setz's Trauma Conga Line only makes him stronger by the end.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In the beginning, where he means well and looks out for others but expresses it by being utterly blunt and icy. As times goes on, however, it becomes more obvious that he IS actually nice underneath all the attitude, which fades (somewhat).
  • Grew a Spine: As part of his Character Development. In regards to Lark, Setz could barely bring himself to say a word to him, but by Season 2, he's calling him out on his behaviour; in regards to his father, Setz is initially an Extreme Doormat, but by Season 3, he's able to push back on the man's more suspicious orders.
  • Guilt Complex: A bit of a subdued version, but if some of the blame can be pinned on Setz, chances are he's doing just that to himself.
  • Heroic Bastard: It's suggested that he might be this, given that Navarus's wife died hundreds of years ago, meaning that his father either adopted him from a relative (due to their Strong Family Resemblance) or had a woman, which would make Setz illegitimate. It's neither: he is, in fact, the son of Navarus and his wife.
  • I Am a Monster: Struggles with this, thanks to Neal calling him one.
  • I Have No Son!: Inverted. After Calling the Old Man Out, Setz chooses to discard any relation he once had with Navarus.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: More so as a child. As a teenager, he seems to have gotten used to the loneliness.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Being aware of this is one of the reasons why Setz refuses to kill Gilles in revenge for Angela. At his worst—though Setz was having a rather bad day, to put it lightly—he admits that it's the only reason.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Downplayed. As he prefers not to dwell too much in the past, he rarely blatantly grieves after Carne's death, but she's always at the back of his mind, and he knows he played a part in her death.
  • In-Series Nickname: Setz, which is presumably a combination of the beginning and end of his first name.
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Lark. Angela puts it best in the beginning, when she tells Lark that Setz was risking his life to visit him in the 'outside' world, which is dangerous for the vampires of Crepuscule.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Carne, whose greatest fear is Setz abandoning her.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Due to being the heir to the Navarus family, otherwise known as one of the most influential families in the world, it's hard for him to find anyone who looks past his name.
  • Lonely Together: With Lark, as children. Setz comments to Angela about how since Lark has no other friends either, the two of them get along great.
  • Missing Mom: She died several hundred years ago. As noted under Berserk Button, he's pretty touchy about it.
  • No Social Skills: In a casual setting, Setz is clueless.
  • Not So Above It All: Just about the only time Setz acts like a teenage boy (albeit one who takes himself very seriously) is during the Beach Episode, in spite of his insistence in sitting out. Apparently, hitting him with a ball, even accidentally, is a baaaaad idea.
  • Not So Similar: To his father. As noted under Generation Xerox, both were cheerful and outgoing individuals who eventually became cold and pragmatic after bitter experiences, but whereas Navarus's Cynicism Catalyst also served as his Despair Event Horizon and he now only sees people as tools to use for his ultimate goal of destruction, Setz retains a genuine sense of duty and chooses to protect those he loves and preserve life.
  • Not So Stoic: He's shown to be rather expressive when angry or frustrated, and he's effectively stuck in this mode for most of Season 2 due to Lark's behaviour. On the happier end, he is capable of smiling on rare occasions.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He actually asks Lark and Angela if he can hang out with them. Needless to say, the two are rather shocked.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: It would be far easier to count the number of times he's actually called Sekreuz.
  • Only Sane Man: Being straight-laced and down-to-earth in an otherwise quirky cast means that he tends to come across as this.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Again, in one with Carne, to an extent. They get along beautifully, and the only thing that stops the arrangement from being this in its fullest is Setz's lack of actual romantic interest.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Always stuck with an aloof expression on his face or a frown. He's been getting better, with Lark even telling him that he should smile more often, as Carne and Angela liked it best when he did.
  • Playing with Fire: After awakening a spirit.
  • Poor Communication Kills: When Carne tried to tell him her secret, he thought she was talking about his secret, on account of how similar they are when vaguely worded. He snapped slightly, she took it badly, and it all goes downhill from there.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: After defeating Chocolat with the fire spirit.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: See Post-Victory Collapse.
  • Princely Young Man: Of the Ice King variety.
  • The Quiet One: In casual situations, due to his social awkwardness.
  • Rage Breaking Point: He's been putting up with Neal for years, but what finally does it is Neal's part in Carne's death. Setz makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with Neal after that.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Lark's Red Oni. This gets reversed in the second arc, as Setz becomes increasingly Not So Stoic.
  • Secret Keeper: He knows Lark is a human, having been the one to bring him to Crepuscule. Alongside Bathory, he's one of two after Angela's death whom Lark thus confides in.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: He's level-headed in a fight and can make public speeches as vice-president with no problem. When it comes to basic social situations like trying to mend his friendship with Lark? It's evidently taking a lot of effort on Setz's part to even take one step.
  • The Stoic: Very aloof, in sharp contrast to his old personality.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He probably looks exactly like a younger version of Navarus, hence why Lark is surprised to hear that he's actually adopted. Because, of course, he's not.
  • Student Council President: Vice-president, though he's essentially president in all but name due to Carne's incompetence. After her death and he awakens a fire spirit, he becomes this for real.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Past his blunt and cold exterior? He's still one of the most caring and compassionate characters in the series.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Yes, particularly next to Lark's brighter appearance. It's also implied later on, when the students talk about the new student council being "cool".
  • That Man Is Dead: Downplayed. After realizing how much being a Navarus has destroyed his life, he explicitly disavows both his family name and his father (and thus everything that once defined who he was).
  • They Died Because of You: When Setz wakes up to find Carne on a rampage, Neal doesn't waste any time in telling him that it's Setz's own fault, to Setz's horror. While Setz recognizes Neal's part in Carne's death after the fact, Neal's words still have their intended effect, and Setz never fully forgives himself.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: He doesn't have an explicit moral code about killing, per se (and he's certainly no pacifist), but he strongly does not believe in it as a first resort (in contrast to a fair amount of the cast). In the end, despite having had numerous reasons to desire revenge over the course of the series against various people, including in the finale, he not only never takes a single life but actively spares Neal's.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After awakening a spirit, and then again after receiving Lizzy's ability of negation.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: He's never fully cheerful, but he smiles on a slightly more frequent basis by the final season, if nothing else.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Over the timeskip, having become cold and unsociable.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: ... And then he loosens up a bit, with Angela and Lark's help.
  • Tragic Keepsake: While it's never seen again, it's implied that his mother's ribbon, which he gave to Carne, ends up as this after Carne's death.
  • Tranquil Fury: He'll do this sometimes when truly pissed off, as seen when telling Neal to get out after Carne's death or when telling Gilles to shut up or else Setz will kill him himself.
  • Trauma Button: When Lark asks out loud why he changed so much, it triggers a flashback to said reason, causing Setz to shut down. Angela, realizing that this is not a good way for Setz to reveal the skeletons in his closet to Lark, promptly defuses the situation.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Not even counting his backstory, between Carne's death, Angela's death, having to deal with an out of control Lark, being on the receiving end of a (thankfully failed) attempt at Offing the Offspring, realizing his entire life amounted to nothing, and then having to face Neal who's out to murder him, the series never lets Setz catch a break, from start to finish.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Carne and Neal, having known both since his childhood. With Carne being an emotional charge in the connection between Setz and Neal especially after Neal drove her to her death, much of Setz and Neal's fight in the finale has her memory in the background.
  • The Unchosen One: As Navarus put it, he was hoping that Setz would be the key to the world, but nope, that's Lark. At the end of the day, beyond being a mutant in a cast where that's not entirely rare, there's nothing special about Setz. He's really just a guy doing his best for the world because it's the right thing to do.
  • The Unfavorite: It's pretty obvious that his father favours his daughter-in-law aka Carne over Setz.
  • Un-Sorcerer: Has no ability, which isn't too uncommon, but something of a sore spot when he's a member of the student council. Furthermore, it's why he's not president.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: That Cheerful Child pre-timeskip? Yeah, he's gone.
  • Used to Be More Social: Compared to the kid who approached Lark out of a desire for a friend, Setz is much more withdrawn now.
  • Was It Really Worth It?: He's spent his entire life believing that the sacrifices he made—cutting off ties with Lark and Angela, giving up his childhood, etc.—were for the sake of his duty and so he never regretted it. Once he finally realizes what all that has amounted to (that is, losing everyone he cared about, and for a man who was never going to acknowledge him), he decides that no, it really wasn't worth it.
  • Weak, but Skilled: While he technically gains quite a bit of firepower (pun unintended) if needed, he doesn't often use it. However, out of the main trio, he's the only one physically trained in martial arts, and so tends to have the quickest reflexes.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Lark's opinion of him, until they reconcile. As noted under Lark's section, this seems to be Setz's opinion now regarding Lark, after the latter Took a Level in Jerkass. Though thankfully they seem to have patched things up by chapter 161.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He desperately wants his father's approval, being aware that the man wouldn't be above discarding him if he has nothing going for him.
  • When He Smiles: Carne is utterly amazed.
  • Winged Humanoid: He spends much of the finale with his wings out after obtaining them.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: In a flashback, Navarus expresses his cold disappointment in Setz for lacking an ability.
  • Wolverine Claws: As a pureblood vampire, he can manifest these.
  • Workaholic: Setz does not stop working.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Setz ponders the possibility of his father pulling this on him at one point, wondering if his father would've discarded him if he hadn't awakened the fire spirit.
  • You Remind Me of X: Navarus comments on how Setz reminds him of how he used to be. Considering how disillusioned Navarus has become since that time, and he says this before trying to kill Setz, it's a chilling remark.

    Carne Greyfell 
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The heir of the Greyfell family, and Setz's fiancée. Due to her powerful ability, she's the president of the student council, despite her timid personality.

Race: Pureblood vampire (mutant)
Ability: Fire manipulation

  • Abusive Parents: Her mother wasn't very kind to her.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Due to being rather shy and a people-pleaser. You can tell that she's in the midst of losing it when, after stabbing Neal, she mumbles out her apologies... before changing her mind and deciding that no, he's at fault (which, to be fair, he is).
  • Arranged Marriage: In one with Setz.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: This trope is why Navarus made her president, given her powerful ability. Unfortunately, everything else about her is a mess, so she ends up being Authority in Name Only.
  • Authority in Name Only: Despite being the president of the student council, it's really Setz who's in charge.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Setz was the one who looked after her when her parents died, and his kindness is implied to be why she fell in love.
  • Berserk Button: Threatening to tell Setz her secrets.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Very much so.
  • Blue Blood: As the only surviving member of the noble Greyfell family.
  • Break the Cutie: Damn it, Neal. On top of learning that she was the one who killed her parents, Neal inflicts this over the course of the first part in an attempt to drive her into a rampage.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Setz's Brooding Boy—or so it seems at first. Despite Setz being a Defrosting Ice King and Carne being a Nice Girl, however, she's actually more unstable and needs Setz's reassurance more than the other way around.
  • Daddy's Girl: She was very close to her father when he was alive. In a twist on this trope, though, she actually did love her mother more: it was just that her mother preferred to ignore her when she could.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her mother was emotionally abusive, before dying in an accident with her father. Except it wasn't so much an accident as it was murder on Carne's part.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: Thanks to her mother's abuse, she's desperate to believe that someone—Setz, namely—could love her. It's presumably why she's so quick to trust Neal as well.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: She Disappears into Light in Setz's arms.
  • Disappears into Light: When she ceases to exist.
  • Driven to Suicide: Almost, though she admits that in the end, she couldn't go through with it as she still wants to live.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Knowing that she's about to disappear, she tells Setz not to forget her with a smile, before then dying.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Slightly. Neal wanted to drive her to insanity, and he succeeded. Carne's first course of action, however? Stab him. Other than that, though, it all went according to plan.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears the ribbon Setz gave her, even now.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: When not unstable, she's a very sweet girl.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She thinks Neal is a great friend, despite having seen his Ax-Crazy tendencies. This goes as well as you might expect.
  • Ill Girl: Played with. She's more mentally ill than anything, but understandably, it has a negative effect on her constitution, and so she spends a good chunk of the time recuperating.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In the extras, she tends to say things that could unintentionally offend Neal.
  • Kill the Cutie: Thank you Neal...
  • Lamarck Was Right: Her ability comes from her mother's side.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: If Setz returned her feelings, she'd be set for life. Sadly, things don't work out that way, and given her fragile state of mind by that point, she does not take it well.
  • Memento Macguffin: The ribbon she wears was a gift from Setz when they were young and once belonged to the latter's mother.
  • Nice Girl: She's a genuinely sweet girl who wants to help others. Unfortunately, she's also incredibly fragile, emotionally-speaking.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Setz not returning her feelings is part of what sends her over the edge, though to be fair, Neal had already done a heavy amount of damage to her psyche. She then calms down when she realizes that she was, actually, content with simply being important to Setz even in a platonic manner, but by that point, it's too late for the both of them.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: As she puts it, she didn't realize how lonely it was when the skies were purple until after her parents' deaths, hence why she attaches herself to Setz all the more.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents died shortly before the start of the series.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Played with. See Setz's section for the details.
  • Playing with Fire: Her ability.
  • Poor Communication Kills: See Setz's section.
  • Power Incontinence: She has difficulty controlling her ability, which casts doubts on her capability as president.
  • Prone to Tears: Being a Shrinking Violet and Ill Girl with a side of Beware the Nice Ones...
  • Sacrificial Lion: Her death occurs at the climax of Season 1 and marks the first major one in the series.
  • Sanity Slippage: After discovering that she murdered her parents.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Which utterly breaks her more.
  • Shrinking Violet: Painfully shy.
  • Shy Finger-Twiddling: In an extra, she does this while asking Setz what his plans are for Christmas.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Greyfell family.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Carne? Karne? Greyfell? Greypel?
  • Student Council President: Though she's Authority in Name Only, due to being Prone to Tears. Setz does all of the actual leading.
  • Tears of Blood: During her rampage.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: She doesn't remember quite how her parents died.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Setz and Neal, the former of which she loves and the latter whom she considers her best friend. While Setz and Neal have always hated each other's guts, it all gets worse after Neal causes her Sanity Slippage and ultimate death.
  • Unrequited Tragic Maiden: While she technically would "win" Setz, as she has no competition and is in fact engaged to him... Well, she'd like it if he sincerely loved her like she does. Adding onto the entire tragedy that ultimately befalls their relationship, Setz was actually willing to lie and pretend that he did if it would make her happy.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When she goes on an rampage. Even the staff can't stop her.
  • Winged Humanoid: What marks her as a mutant is that she already has her wings, which shouldn't manifest until she's an adult.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Again, when she goes on a rampage and begins destroying the school.
  • Yandere: One for Setz at her worst. She only truly and utterly loses it when she believes that he's rejecting her, and it's first made clear by the fact that she attacks even him.

    Nilvana Freire / Sermenys 
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Otherwise known as Neal. A slave of the Navarus family, he's a member of the student council and utterly despises Navarus's guts.

Race: Mixed blood vampire?/pureblood vampire? (mutant)
Ability: Travel

  • Abusive Parents: The Sermenys family locked him in a dungeon.
  • Arch-Enemy: By the end, he's this for Setz. Although Navarus has had a greater influence on both of them, Neal concludes after killing Navarus that it's really Setz's death that will satisfy him, and on Setz's part, it's implied he can only fully find closure regarding Carne if he bests Neal.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: After joining up with Theresia, which involves a wardrobe change.
  • Ax-Crazy: Case in point: he stabs Lark for no other reason than the boy touching him when he said not to.
  • Bastard Angst: Whether he's actually illegitimate or not will forever be up in the air, but even the possibility that he was one destroyed his life. That he's able to grow wings, however, suggests that he's a pureblood and therefore legitimate.
  • Bastard Bastard: He may or may not be illegitimate, as it's unclear whether his concentric eyes come from being a mutant or a bastard child, but he's definitely a douche.
  • Battle Butler: Neal doesn't play the trope quite as straight as Sylvia, but given Navarus's comment about how he trained his subordinates in the physical arts to compensate for his own shortcomings, one can assume that he was going with something like this for Neal.
  • Big Bad: In a sense, he becomes one of them, alongside Theresia, by virtue of being Setz's main antagonist despite having had little influence on the overall plot.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: His proper debut reeks of him being this, as he smiles and reassures Carne all the while internally snarling.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: In one eye when going berserk. Sort of. It's eventually revealed that it wasn't really a rampage, so it's never quite clear what triggered this particular transformation.
  • Blue Blood: Unsurprisingly, he's part of the Sermenys noble family.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Taunts Setz with this in the finale: when Setz implicitly refers to Carne, Neal acts as if he has no idea who he means.
  • Break Them by Talking: When it's finally time to put his plan into place, he pulls this on Carne.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Why Navarus keeps him around, despite the fact that Neal makes it absolutely no secret that he wants him dead.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Frequently suffers this at Navarus's hands.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His family locked him up in a dungeon for a century and when he finally escaped, he ended up becoming Navarus's slave.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He gets to kill Navarus, his Bad Boss, as he so desired.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After killing Navarus and usurping his place as Setz's Arch-Enemy.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Lark wasn't sure whether he was a guy or girl at first.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Setz. Both are mutants whose unusual births (Neal's concentric eyes, Setz surviving for hundreds of years in his mother's womb) have made them outcasts in some way; Neal blatantly so, whereas Setz desperately keeps his secret to avoid this fate. Before he lost his memory of Setz's secret, Neal even stated in a flashback that there was no difference between the two of them. However, whereas Setz tries to live by being useful to others, Neal can derive satisfaction only through dragging others to hell with him.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Everyone sans Lark has them, but special mention goes to Neal, for whom they're a plot point: the concentric design in his eyes led his father to believe that he was illegitimate, making him a disgrace on their bloodline purity. Ultimately, it's heavily implied that his eyes are just the result of him being a mutant.
  • Eye Scream: Courtesy of Navarus.
  • Freudian Excuse: Between his family and Navarus, his life has been full of abusive assholes.
  • Go and Sin No More: While Neal himself shows no sign of wanting to repent, Setz spares him with this in mind.
  • I'll Kill You!: He says this about Navarus a lot.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Setz's dumbfounded reaction when Neal explains his mindset to him in the finale says it all, including Setz's accusation that he's being selfish, to which Neal replies that if he has nothing, then clearly he can't be selfish.
  • In-Series Nickname: Neal (or Nil, or Neil, etc.). It's revealed in an extra that his first name was too difficult for Carne to pronounce, so she shortened it.
  • It's All About Me: By the finale, his reasoning is explicitly, "If I'm not happy, no one else deserves to be."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He's nice to Carne, except she's any but a Morality Pet. Their 'friendship' only highlights how much of a Jerkass Nil is inside.
  • Jerkass: Rude and self-important—and that's him on a good day.
  • Kick the Dog: Indulges in this often.
  • Knife Nut: He's fond of wielding knives.
  • Lack of Empathy: He's so absorbed in his own self-pity that he feels nothing over inflicting the same misery onto others. If anything, he gets a kick out of it.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Quz erased his memory of learning Setz's secret.
  • Made a Slave: By Navarus, who took Neal in for this purpose. Neal finally manages to escape when he goes to the outside world and has Navarus's curse negated by Lizzy.
  • Manipulative Bastard: His role through Season 1 is effectively him preying on Carne's insecurities to get back at Navarus.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Setz punches him in the face (... to escape, because Neal was holding him hostage)? Obviously, the logical course of action—in Neal's mind—is to try and kill him.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Bloody vengeance is really the only way he knows how to deal with his problems, and he encourages others to cope the same way he does.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Rarely referred to by his actual name.
  • Pet the Dog: Juuuuust barely, but compared to everyone else, whom he's either a Jerkass to or manipulating for his own gain, he does actually kind of work with Sylvia and sympathize with her somewhat, due to seeing them as Birds of a Feather.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Over a hundred, though he's unaware of this until Ersha tells him. As she notes, being locked up in the dark for so long must have warped his sense of time.
  • Revenge by Proxy:
    • He can't touch Navarus, so he goes after the next best thing: the only person Navarus cares for, aka Carne.
    • Subverted in regards to Setz. By the time Neal's set on killing him, it's because he feels that Setz personally has wronged him, and not purely due to him being Navarus's son.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: What he hopes to do. Once he gets Navarus, Neal's family is next. In terms of what actually happens, he (successfully) starts with Navarus and attempts to end it with Setz, but fails.
  • Sadist: Even putting aside the viciousness with which he implements his revenge, including dragging innocents into it, he admits to Setz in the finale that he's always wanted to know how Setz would look when cast into despair, making it clear that he gets a certain joy out of others' suffering that goes beyond pragmatic vengeance. Essentially, it makes him feel better about how miserable his own life is.
  • Sanity Slippage: It all goes downhill for him after Setz claws his face.
  • Scars Are Forever: The afterwords indicates that the claw marks Setz left on his face are permanent.
  • Secret Keeper: A cruel kind for Carne. He takes advantage of their "friendship" to make himself her sole confidant, allowing him to manipulate her all the more easily.
  • Smug Smiler: When he's not throwing a psychotic fit, he typically has a nasty smirk on his face.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The worst case in the series: depending on who you ask, his first name is Nilvana(h) or Nirvana(h), his last name is Freire or Freyr, his real last name similarly has been spelled in different ways, and then there's his nickname, which is anything from Neal to Nil to Neil.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He doesn't get along very well with the other student council members—particularly Setz and Bathory.
  • Thinking Up Portals: His ability.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Setz and Carne, his two Childhood Friends if we replace "friends" with "people he utterly hates". Neal himself couldn't care less, but Setz feels very strongly about Neal's part in Carne's death.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His ability has no combat aspect to it, but he's a very good physical fighter.
  • Winged Humanoid: Same deal as Setz.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Everything he does is in the name of lashing back at a world he feels has wronged him, ultimately culminating in him going (pseudo)berserk.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: It's not undeserved, but every time the guy thinks he's free from Navarus's curse? Nope. Lizzy negates it, but she reveals that she can undo the negation whenever she likes. When she dies? He's still not free, because Setz inherited her ability and can do the same.
  • You Are What You Hate: Utterly despises the nobility, though he's technically a noble himself.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

    Bathory Spitzen / Erzebet 
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A member of the student council on Navarus's orders. She's a mysterious girl who realizes immediately that Lark is human, and tells him to come to her if he has any problems.

Race: Pureblood succubus
Ability: Linking dreams

  • Action Girl: A competent mage.
  • Black Magician Girl: She's shown to be skilled in offensive spells, with it being implied that she can use Class 8 magic.
  • Broken Bird: Due to her Orphan's Ordeal. Or rather, because she's Carmilla's alter ego, and specifically was born from Carmilla's negative emotions.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: She's gone through this, thanks to Nergal.
  • Cool Big Sis: Wants to be this to Setz and Lark, neither of whom is quite as enthusiastic about the idea. Technically she and Lark could be consider to be cousins, as he is her aunt's adoptive son.
  • Creepy Good: She's rather ominous, but overall a decent person.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Pink hair with pink-ish red eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her mother abandoned her, and she wandered the world for years to find Angela, before meeting Nergal who then proceeded to torture her for info. Though it turns out that first part isn't quite accurate, after all.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Nearly crosses it after Angela dies, with her just about being ready to die, before she realizes that she still has family left—Lark.
  • Dream Walker: She can enter dreams and gain information from them.
  • Freudian Trio: Eventually forms this with Lark and Setz. She's the ego, as she tends not to veer to either of the other two's extreme and may or may not be the one mediating between them.
  • Genki Girl: She has her moments of being very enthusiastic.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: So that Lark doesn't have to die instead, she returns to Carmilla, fusing back with her.
  • Hey, You!: Initially refers to Lark as "kid," before they make a deal: she'll stop calling him that if he drops the formalities.
  • Hime Cut: The hair style itself is perfect but her personality is less fitting given the Creepy Good and Hey, You! tendencies.
  • Humans Are Special: Believes this (though she also does note that Humans Are Bastards too).
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Lark, which Bathory happily initiates due to a fondness for humans.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Quz erases her memory of researching red-eyed humans.
  • Last of Her Kind: Of the Erzebet and, by association, pure-blooded succubi after Angela's death.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Lark, whom she comes to consider as her family.
  • Literal Split Personality: She's Carmilla's alter ego.
  • Long-Lost Relative: To Angela... although as revealed in Season 3, she isn't actually the relative she was assumed to be.
  • Morality Chain: She basically invokes this when Tepes claims that Lark has no reason to care about Crepuscule anymore when his only family is dead and it looks like Lark is buying into it, pointing out that she's Lark's family, so Tepes is wrong.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She's very fond of invading Lark's.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Her mother abandoned her, which she's understandably bitter about. It's why she's so desperate to find another relative—namely, Angela.
  • Parental Abandonment: See Orphan's Ordeal. What happened to her father is unknown.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's almost 200 years old.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Subverted. Nergal hates her precisely because although she's Carmilla's Literal Split Personality, she's just her "trash" and far from the real thing.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Primarily when she's being a Genki Girl; subverted when she's in Creepy Good or Tsundere mode.
  • Secret Keeper: For Lark, regarding his identity as a human. She also knows about the circumstances of Setz's birth.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Has no problems with going around in nothing but a long shirt.
  • Shared Family Quirks: See Angela's section.
  • Tsundere: A non-romantic version. She's rather rude towards anyone she doesn't like, but very affectionate with those she does.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair
  • Your Days Are Numbered: She's reached past the end of the average lifespan, meaning that she'll likely die soon.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Thanks to the school uniform.

    Sai Kul 
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A member of the student council—and the only one not there because of Navarus—as well as Sia's older brother. He's still in school because he failed his exams repeatedly.

Race: Zombie vampire
Ability: Detecting abilities

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Bathory.
  • Actual Pacifist: He shows reluctance over the idea of fighting others, and is indeed one of the few characters never shown to use violence, even electing to tie up Queeny rather than actually harm him. He's finally seen fighting during Theresia's mindless beings during Crepuscule's destruction, though, in order to defend himself and Sia.
  • Adorkable: In a series where everyone else is prone to brooding or being a jerk, Sai is refreshingly and unabashedly friendly and clueless.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: In the one time he does fight, he just punches things straight on.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has notably thick eyebrows.
  • Book Dumb: Again, failed his exams repeatedly.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: A mild version when it comes to Bathory's closeness with Lark. He has a tendency to be upset (Played for Laughs) whenever Bathory is giving Lark a little too much attention and at one point tells Lark to stay away from her, but he always remains friendly.
  • Disappeared Dad: He died going through the forest, and his death is Sai's motivation for tagging along with Lark and co. head to see the Council—though it turns out he wasn't quite so dead after all.
  • Dumb Is Good: One of the more dimwitted characters around who manages to be mostly out of the loop, but also one of the nicest.
  • Healing Factor: By virtue of being a zombie, he has this to an extent compared to other vampires, though it's nowhere near Sia's level.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Bathory, who views him as an Abhorrent Admirer.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: As he's stuck on the other side of the wall and potentially fatally injured, he tells the others to go on without him, instead of trying to come back for him.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: He thinks he has to compete with Lark, unaware that his relationship with Bathory is more Like Brother and Sister.
  • Keet: He's rather energetic, especially where Bathory is concerned.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: During his, Lark, Setz, and Bathory's journey to the Elder Council, he's the only one who has no idea about Lark being human, which Lark takes advantage to prevent Bathory and Setz from interrogating him too hard.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: As noted by Sia. Granted, Sai isn't exactly the brightest to begin with.
  • Nice Guy: Jealous moments aside, he's a very nice and friendly guy, and one of the few who's genuinely so in the series.
  • Only Mostly Dead: He comes close to dying in Season 2 and sets off quite a few death flags, but ultimately manages to survive.
  • Only Sane Man: Take a look at the other members of the student council. Then take a look at Sai.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Though he has his serious moments, he can usually be counted on to add humour to a situation.
  • The Reliable One: When Carne's out of commission half the time and Neal and Bathory tend to come and go as they please, he's the only member of the student council who's consistently there to help Setz out.
  • Sensor Character: Thanks to his ability, which got him into the student council.
  • Sibling Team: With Sia after he joins the student council.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Sia.
  • Tender Tears: Played for Laughs. He's prone to bursting out in tears wherever Bathory is involved.
  • You Don't Look Like You: While most of the characters introduced remain recognizable between the original version and the main one, Sai's the only case where, if you compared the two versions, you wouldn't necessarily be able to tell that they're the same guy.

    Members Who Join in Season 3 

Lark Alfen

Joins in Season 3. See Arzew Academy Students for his section.

Sia Kul

Joins in Season 3. See Arzew Academy Students for his section.

Seere Klein

Joins in Season 3. See Arzew Academy Students for her section.

Seeren Klein

Joins in Season 3. See Arzew Academy Students for her section.

Ersha Sermenys

Joins in Season 3. See Arzew Academy Students for her section.

Nobles and Servants

    Ratatusk Trenkel Navarus 
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Setz's father and the head of the Navarus family. He's the director of Arzew Academy.

Race: Pureblood vampire
Ability: Planting curses

  • Abusive Parents: Is one to Setz.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Just barely. In the original version, he was physically abusive to Setz on top of emotionally abusive (as well as much more temperamental), while there are no indications of this in the main version, making him come across as more of a cold and ruthless man rather than someone randomly aggressive towards others.
  • The Ageless: Due to being part of the First Generation.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In part due to him having become a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds by his death, he receives a dignified sendoff in the epilogue, dying under the sky of the outside world and commenting on its beauty.
  • Ambiguously Evil: In spite of him being an Abusive Parent to Setz, a Bad Boss to Neal, and a Jerkass to everyone not named Carne, it's unclear for most of the series as to whether he's a villain or just a particularly callous Anti-Hero, due to his hidden agenda. As the rest of the tropes under his section reveal, it's the former, albeit in a more sympathetic light than one might expect.
  • Anti-Hero: In a sense. He's not a good person by any means, but his goals roughly align with Angela's. Subverted in Season 3, however.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • First and foremost, Neal sees him as his end goal. Though to a degree, Setz inadvertently takes this position from Navarus.
    • In Season 3, he becomes this for Setz—though as with the above, Neal usurps him and becomes Setz's Arch-Enemy instead.
  • Archnemesis Dad: His role as this is finally confirmed in Season 3, where he reveals his goal to bring about the end of the world and then tries to kill Setz.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the Director of Arzew Academy and every bit as competent in combat as you might expect.
  • Bad Boss: Towards Neal in spades. There's a reason Neal wants to see him dead so badly. He also kills Sylvia for "disobedience", and later tries the same on Setz, whom he views as his subordinate.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: No surprise that someone who can plant curses isn't exactly a nice guy.
  • Beard of Evil: The goatee's the only thing stopping him from looking just like an older Setz.
  • Big Bad: One of them with Theresia. Neal usurps him by killing him, although Navarus still isn't quite a Big Bad Wannabe, as the only thing Neal robbed him of was his chance at a natural death and Neal didn't actually surpass him in plotting or anything like that.
  • Blue Blood: The Navarus family is essentially the most powerful household in the world.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • For Neal, who used to idolize him before realizing what kind of master he really was.
    • A part of Setz has always hated Navarus, but he still respected him greatly. Suffice to say that goes downhill fast in Season 3.
  • The Chessmaster: Out of everyone, he's holding the most cards to his chest. Notably, he's known for hundreds of years where Carmilla was and is the only person who witnessed what was actually the first rampage—his wife's—and has been sitting on this information of centuries, waiting to make his move. He was also the one who made it possible for Tepes to cross over to Crepuscule originally, but when Tepes seemingly died, Navarus then unsealed Theresia so that she could take Tepes's place in his plans.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: He was noted to have been a friendly and outgoing person—before his beloved wife died.
  • Death Seeker: For all intents and purposes, he's been suicidally depressed for hundreds of years. The only thing keeping him going is that he wants a natural death.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Yeah, that Cynicism Catalyst? Not only was that death the result of what was really the first rampage, it turns out it was also really this for Navarus.
  • Fallen Hero: What we see and know of him in the past points to a compassionate individual who believed in Carmilla's ideals of peace. Unfortunately for him, following her may have been the biggest mistake he made: not only did his newfound appreciation of a finite life (for later generations) cause him to resent his own immortality, but the world "rewarded" his devotion by killing his wife in a way that would never have happened if Crepuscule hadn't been created. As twisted a person he is now, it's not hard to see how he became so embittered.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Nergal mocks him for envying the vampires of Crepuscule for their ability to die naturally. Navarus, on his part, agrees but doesn't particularly consider it an insult.
  • Happily Married: Or at least he was, before his wife died.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He was this with Mor Greyfell, Carne's father. He also seems to have been close friends with Tepes.
  • High Collar of Doom: Has one in the present.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: From the moment Setz was born, Navarus kept him around in hopes that he would be useful to his plans one day. Setz ends up turning against him, vowing not to let Navarus take away the only thing he has left. He also tortured Neal and let him live only because, again, he had his uses. Guess who ends up killing Navarus while he's distracted with fighting Setz?
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Not that he's unattractive now, as he technically hasn't aged a day, but flashbacks show what he was like without the goatee (unless that's your thing) and the eyebags and when not dressed like a villain.
  • Jerkass: Being an Abusive Parent to Setz and an abusive master to Neal means he's this without question.
  • Kick the Dog: Not that he's ever really nice, but most of his Jerkass behaviour seems to be out of ruthlessness. However, him showing Setz his mother's corpse and even smirking when he decides to do so comes off as more of an act of random maliciousness compared to the other things he does.
  • Nerves of Steel: Very little ever seems to faze him, and even things that do tend not to get more than a widening of eyes.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Both Lark and Tepes looked down on him for how little he'd seemed to accomplish, but in the end, he does contribute to Crepuscule's destruction per his true goals, nearly killing everyone in the process, and at the very least sends Nergal and Gilles de Rais to their deaths. Ultimately, it just seems that he was willing to let them underestimate him.
  • Not So Stoic: He has the occasional outburst of anger, such as when Setz shows him the ribbon of his late wife or when he tells Sylvia to get moving during Carne's rampage.
  • Offing the Offspring: After revealing his true motivations to Setz, he intends on killing him. To be "fair", Navarus probably kind of figured a lot of people would be dying at that point—Setz just would've been one of the first, and one of the only to personally die by his hands.
  • Perpetual Frowner: In the original version, it's mentioned that he hasn't smiled since his wife's death. There's nothing to suggest this isn't true for the main version too.
  • Pet the Dog: He has a soft spot for Carne.
  • Really 700 Years Old: As one of the First Generation.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: It's mentioned how deeply in love he was with his wife, and considering he hasn't married or showed any signs of being interested in anyone else five hundred years later, he presumably had this for her.
  • Squishy Wizard: He's an extremely powerful mage, but admits that his physical capabilities are subpar.
  • Start of Darkness: The Broken Smile he makes after his wife's death makes it pretty clear that that was when he lost it. Nergal, however, would argue that it started along before that: that Navarus's corruption began with his envy towards their descendants with the ability to die.
  • The Stoic: Like Father, Like Son.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Again, Like Father, Like Son. He's where Setz gets it from.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Or a sweet man, rather. Apparently, he was quite a bit like the better parts of Setz in the past.
  • We Used to Be Friends: While the sentiment isn't blatantly expressed, his and Tepes's one meeting in the present makes it clear that Navarus isn't the person Tepes once knew and their encounter is rather ambivalent for former close friends.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to destroy Crepuscule—which can actually be interpreted as a heroic goal—and will do anything to accomplish that. It becomes more ambiguous in Season 3, where he seems willing to let everyone die with the world but may have meant for everyone to survive at first (as there would've been no reason to work with Angela otherwise). However, after Angela died and he teamed up with Theresia, he might've decided to just let the latter do her thing. Though regardless, considering his real motivations for seeking Crepuscule's destruction, the fates of others are likely of no concern to him.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Immortal life has become nothing but a burden to him. Tragically, he came to realize this only through Crepuscule's creation, as seeing the later generations pass on peacefully began to drive him mad with envy.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: For all of his Jerkass behaviour, he's become this by the end. He's become disillusioned with everything hundreds of years ago and just wants it all to end.

    Sylvia 
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Navarus's right-hand woman, who is fiercely loyal.

Race: Pureblood werewolf
Ability: ???

    Quz 

One of the servants of the Navarus household, and Setz's attendant.

Race: Mixed blood vampire
Ability: Erasing memories

    Nergal 
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A former Council member and current ruler of the Nergal region.

Race: Pureblood werewolf
Ability: Summoning familiars

  • Affably Evil: Friendly and polite even while attacking other people. He goes through being light-hearted and unremorsefully beating Lark up and worried about him all at once during their fight (though admittedly, Nergal isn't exactly on the "evil" side there).
  • The Ageless: First Generation, again.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Was often bullied for being a werewolf with no physical strength.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's the only Class 10 magician around and looks the part in his white suit.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Lark finds out the hard way that Nergal isn't nearly as nice as he might seem, even to him.
  • Blue Blood: Again, ruler of the Nergal region.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's the baby fox Lark was taking care of at the beginning of the series.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Setz demands to know what's going on after Nergal trespasses onto school property and attacks them using his ability, he replies that... he used his ability because he can't use magic in Arzew. In this case, he was probably doing it on purpose.
  • Dead Person Conversation: After dying via Navarus sending him out to be killed by Theresia's darkness, he's able to cross over and briefly talk to Lark and Bathory.
  • Eyes Always Shut: To indicate his playful nature—and how badass he can be.
  • Happily Married: Or rather, happily engaged with Carmilla, before the creation of Crepuscule.
  • Hellish Pupils: As part of being a werewolf and to create an even more striking effect on the rare occasion he opens his eyes.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: See below.
  • Interspecies Friendship: He became friends with Lark while he was in his fox appearance.
  • Little Bit Beastly: As a werewolf, though he keeps the traits hidden.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: All he wants is to see Carmilla again, no matter what he has to do.
  • Man in White: His colour scheme should be the first hint that his morals aren't all there.
  • Nice Hat: A snazzy top hat. He uses it to hide his ears.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Him saving Angela, while well-intentioned and one of his kinder acts, screwed things up badly.
  • Parental Substitute: Apparently helped to raise Millefeuille and Chocolat.
  • Perpetual Smiler: If he's not smiling, that's a bad sign.
  • Pet the Dog: He has some fondness for Angela, as seen when he chooses not to capture Bathory out of respect for the late Angela's wishes and is visibly upset that she's dead.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's been around since Crepuscule's creation.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a white suit, as one might expect from a noble.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: If he's ever loved anyone besides Carmilla—whom he's still obsessed over, hundreds of years later—he sure as hell doesn't show it.
  • Squishy Wizard: He's the best mage in the world, but his physical capabilities are nothing special.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He has a tendency to be this.
    • The familiar he left behind in Arzew ends up contributing to Carne's rampage and ultimate death.
    • When Sylvia asks him to save Navarus and Angela, he's only capable of helping the latter. This ultimately leads to Sylvia murdering Angela, believing that Navarus is doomed otherwise.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He's a pureblood werewolf, so he turns into a... baby fox.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Pale pink hair, and while occasionally something akin to an Anti-Hero, he's not much nicer of a person than Navarus half the time.
  • Wildcard: He's one of the most unpredictable people around, as he tends to be operating purely on self-centered motivations in the long run, meaning that he can help any side he wishes if it benefits him.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Miserably loses his fight against Navarus, due to the magic barrier around the school that Navarus controls, preventing Nergal from using high-level magic. Outside of said barrier, when up against Lark, Nergal wipes the floor with him.

    Riu Myers 

Nergal's secretary.

Race: Werewolf vampire
Ability: Speed

Elder Council

    Gilles de Rais 
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The head of the Elder Council, who is determined to maintain order in Crepuscule no matter what.

Race: Pureblood ghost
Ability: Ice manipulation

  • The Ageless: First Generation, to no one's surprise.
  • Anti-Villain: He and the Elder Council start off as your usual Knight Templar types, but as the series goes on, between flashbacks and his relationship with Tepes, Gilles becomes increasingly sympathetic.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He didn't get to be head of the Council by being a pushover, that's for sure.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Season 2 would make you think that he absolutely hates Nergal's guts, but Season 3 indicates that he does have some love towards his mother figure's fiance after all. It doesn't save Nergal from dying, but points for trying.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Due to overusing his ability.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Lark shows up on his doorstep, declaring his intention to avenge Angela, Gilles promptly dismisses him and the entire thing as "boring" and demands that he bring out Tepes.
  • Butt-Monkey: In one of the extras, where it's lampshaded how often he gets called a pervert/psycho, with Gilles expressing his discontent towards the author. Eventually, he claims this role in canon as well, where he becomes the resident punching bag.
  • Childhood Friends: With Chocolat and Millefeuille. He also knew and played with Angela.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Surprisingly, considering how much of a Knight Templar he initially appears to be. He followed Carmilla's ideals, but his personal loyalty towards Tepes didn't make it an easy choice.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: An extra suggests that the tan isn't genetic and that he got it to get back at Tepes. It may or may not have been serious.
  • Dead Person Conversation: After dying in the same manner as Nergal, like the man and Angela he's given the chance to briefly talk to someone one last time—unsurprisingly, he picks Tepes.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears his coat this way. Millefeuille and Chocolat disagree on the "fashionable" part of this.
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: As Lark notes, one of Gilles's main desires is to see Tepes. Therefore, Lark will do everything he can to ensure that Gilles will never get to see Tepes again, as he also vows to destroy the world that Gilles worked so hard to protect.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Or rather, follow in his footsteps. After Gilles's father died, Tepes chose to raise him specifically to make Gilles become a strong warrior like his old man, whom Tepes considered a Worthy Opponent.
  • Go Out with a Smile: In his Dead Person Conversation with Tepes, he passes on happy to have spoken with Tepes one last time and to have heard Tepes call him family.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Somewhat. Tepes wanted to make Gilles strong out of respect for his father, and that's exactly what happened. Ultimately, while he still doesn't prove much of a threat for her, his fanatic devotion to the very world she's trying to destroy probably hasn't done her any favours.
  • Hidden Depths: There's more to him than "creepy stalker to Carmilla and Knight Templar for Crepuscule", as Season 2 reveals.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: In one of the extras—only he's allowed to insult Tepes. If anyone else does, Gilles will immediately defend "him".
  • An Ice Person: His ability.
  • Insomnia Episode: Shortly before Lark and co. come knocking on his door, he's been unable to sleep.
  • Knight Templar: He'll do whatever it takes to preserve his order in Crepuscule.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Inherited his ability from his father.
  • Manchild: Take a moment to realize that all the people he's shown Yandere tendencies towards are his parental figures.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays on Sylvia's loyalty to Navarus to have her kill Angela.
  • Memento Macguffin: His Hair Decoration used to belong to his father and was given to him by Tepes. He leaves it behind at the end of Season 2 when he goes missing, and others believe that that means he'll one day come back for it.
  • Motive Decay: In-Universe, Gilles has long since lost sight of what it was he wanted, if he ever really knew in the first place.
  • My Greatest Failure: He's always regretted accusing Tepes of being a Green-Eyed Monster, as it ruined their relationship and was the last conversation they had before parting ways.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: See the main page for details.
  • A Pupil of Mine, Until He Turned to Evil: From Tepes's point of view, anyway (though both, to a degree, are actually antagonists). Gilles was her student/foster son until the divide between vampires came, and Gilles chose not to follow her and now rules over and protects the very thing she despises.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's been around since Crepuscule's formation.
  • Stalker with a Crush: According to Angela, he was one for Carmilla. It's eventually revealed that it's more of a kid-yearning-for-his-mom sort of love, though.
  • Torture Technician: He's the one who tortures Angela.
  • Tragic Villain: Past his Knight Templar attitude, he admits to himself that he's lost sight of what it is he even wants anymore, especially having been uncertain about choosing Carmilla's side in the first place.
  • Training from Hell: Tepes put him through this while growing up.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Millefeuille talks about how Gilles liked Tepes, Gilles's response is to calmly manifest ice shards and ask her to repeat that.
  • Tsundere: Towards Tepes, whom he seems to have a love-hate relationship with.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: A large part of his devotion stems from him wanting Tepes's respect.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Pale blond, and the primary antagonist of Season 2.
  • Undying Loyalty: Whoo boy. Zig-zagged, as while he seems to have this towards Carmilla, it's more complicated than that. In the past, he came close to having this for Tepes, who thought that he would follow her when the split occurred, and Millefeuille claims that Gilles did, in fact, want to, but he chose Carmilla's side regardless. It's screwed him up badly in the present.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: If flashbacks are any indication.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He eventually snaps during his and Tepes's fight, in a mixture of having waited hundreds of years to see Tepes again, wanting to kill Tepes to make his world "perfect", wanting Tepes's respect for having achieved all this, etc. Yeah, Gilles is kind of a mess.
  • Worf Had the Flu: As he's using his ability to preserve Carmilla's body, he's not in top form when up against Lark.
  • Yandere: To Carmilla. And to Tepes, perhaps even more so.

    Millefeuille Miel 
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A member of the Elder Council, and the twin sister of Chocolat.

Race: Pureblood Vampire
Ability: Plant manipulation

    Chocolat Miel 
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A member of the Elder Council, and the twin brother of Chocolat.

Race: Pureblood Vampire
Ability: Wind manipulation

Vampires in the Outside

    Vlad Tepes 
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One of the leaders of the vampires, but the one who chose to remain behind, rejecting the idea of Crepuscule.

Race: Pureblood vampire
Ability: Light manipulation

  • Action Girl: Or Dark Action Girl, depending on which side you view her as.
  • Anti-Villain: Her hatred towards Crepuscule and consequent desire to kill Carmilla are understandable, though they still in no ways justify the fact that she's willing to wipe out every vampire in Crepuscule—most of whom are guilty of nothing but being oblivious—to save her kind.
  • The Atoner: She feels guilty due to her part in Florian's death and how much Lark has suffered, contributing to her kinder actions later on.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: In spite of her rather hostile relationship with Gilles, she ultimately does consider him family, as she admits as much in the finale.
  • Back from the Dead: Seemingly disappears for good at the end of Season 2, only to return in Lizzy's body in Season 3.
  • Bifauxnen: Florian even comments that she's so handsome that it's hard to believe that she's a woman.
  • Body Surf: As part of her ability. As of Season 3, Lizzy is her current host.
  • The Corrupter: For Lark. Aside from being the reason he Took a Level in Jerkass, she tries to encourage him into carrying out her goals: that is, destroying all of Crepuscule even if it means everyone else will die. After all, he doesn't have any more family, so it shouldn't matter, right?
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red eyes to match her very red hair.
  • Deal with the Devil: The devil, in this case.
  • Declaration of Protection: Out of respect for Florian, Tepes vows to protect Lark as part of her condition for imbuing herself in him when he was still in Florian's womb.
  • Defiant to the End: Even knowing that she and her clan would die and in spite of Nergal's offer for her to move to Crepuscule, she refused, unable to forgive them or forsake her ideals.
  • Demonic Possession: As part of her ability—again, being the 'demon' in this case. As Gilles notes, it's an ability befitting of a true vampire.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Florian's.
  • Disappears into Light: When she died in Florian's arms.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She was rather pissed off when Gilles chose not to follow her and instead accused her of going against Carmilla and co. out of jealousy, and in the present, she's initially not particularly happy when Lark chooses not to follow her ideals, feeling that only Florian never turned her back on her.
  • Evil Redhead: Not as evil as she appears to be at first, but not quite a good guy either.
  • The Faceless: Until Chapter 109.
  • Facial Markings: She can manifest these, and they're unique to her (and, by association, Lark) and to her sister.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Needless to say, Vlad is not exactly a conventional girl's name.
  • Gender Reveal: Both Florian and the reader discover Tepes is, in fact, a woman when Florian undresses her to deal with her wounds.
  • Go Out with a Smile: When she disappears in Florian's arms.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: As she was in love with Nergal, she was none too happy about him supporting Carmilla, and Gilles goes as far as to suggest that part of the reason Tepes rejected Crepuscule was because she didn't want them to create a peaceful world where they could marry.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She apparently was good friends with Navarus, though since Tepes was actually a "she", the real Heterosexual Life-Partner would have been Florian, Lark's mother.
  • I'll Kill You!: Declares this towards Carmilla for Crepuscule's creation and what it's done to Tepes's clan. It might not have been such a great idea to say that in front of Nergal, though.
  • Interspecies Friendship: She, of all vampires, became close friends with a human.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Comes across as a villain at first, but has a nice side.
  • Kick the Dog: Beating up Sia.
  • Light 'em Up: Her ability.
  • Light Is Not Good: She's an Anti-Hero at best, really, and not even always that.
  • Like a Son to Me: How she really feels about Lark.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She has some shades of this towards Lark, trying to sway him to her side, though she ultimately accepts what he believes in.
  • Moral Myopia: In Season 2, as far as she's concerned, what Carmilla has done to her clan is unforgivable. If Tepes, inadvertently or otherwise, causes the death of every vampire in Crepuscule, though? That's A-OK.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Tepes's general idea for everything tends to be "wipe them all out".
  • Named After Somebody Famous
  • Parental Substitute: She took care of Gilles de Rais after his parents died. Sadly for Gilles, Tepes fancied the "spartan way" of teaching.
    • And she cares for Lark as a "father" would.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: When up against Gilles.
    "Gilles de Rais. Have you said your prayers yet?"
  • Really 700 Years Old: Aside from having existed before the existence of Crepuscule, she's also switched bodies countless times.
  • Samus Is a Girl: "He" is in fact a "she".
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Dressed in this fashion. Even after taking over Lizzy, she reclaims this fashion.
  • Spirit Advisor: Like Carmilla, she now exists within Lark's consciousness, after her body gave out.
  • Together in Death: Tepes decides to go to "sleep permanently", rather than trying to take total control over Lark's body or steal Carmilla's... She says that she is okay with it because Florian is waiting for her.
  • Tough Love: Demonstrates some of this towards Gilles, with emphasis on the tough.
  • Walking Spoiler: Aside from the matter of her gender, her existence spoils the fate of the vampires in the human world and what's up with Lark.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Given the time period, walking around in a suit makes Tepes this.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: To protect her clan, she intends to destroy Crepuscule, and she doesn't care if every vampire in it dies because of that.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Can't even as so much scratch Nergal in a flashback, but considering that Crepuscule had been draining the outside world's mana, she wasn't even remotely close to being in good form.
  • World's Strongest Man: She was once reputed to be the strongest vampire around, thanks to her ability.
  • Worthy Opponent: She seems to have seen Gilles's father as one, citing that he was her hated rival—and that she has an obligation to make sure Gilles turns out strong like him.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Due to Crepuscule draining the mana from her world.

    Theresia Tepes 

Tepes's sister who took over leadership of the vampires after Tepes's disappearance.

Race: Pureblood vampire
Ability: Ability absorption

  • Ax-Crazy: Her first major action is cheerfully killing a poor vampire who got transported to the human world through the forest.
  • Big Bad: One of them.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: She absorbs the abilities of others by drinking their blood.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In Season 2, she appeared twice in flashbacks and was mentioned briefly by Tepes. Unsurprisingly, she shows up in the present in Season 3.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and red eyes.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's been shown to be very powerful.
  • Evil Redhead: Red hair like her sibling, but with a touch of Ax-Crazy to go with it.
  • The Faceless: Like Tepes, her face isn't revealed until she's established in the story.
  • Facial Markings: Like her sister, she has these.
  • Make an Example of Them: She makes it clear what'll happen if you oppose her: you die.
  • Walking Spoiler: Saying anything about her besides that she's Tepes's sister spoils the fact that Tepes disappeared and she took over.
  • Woman in White: According to her subordinates, the sight of her in her white dress is what drew them to her.

    Queeny Raymond 

Initially a gatekeeper whom Lark and co. face while trying to reach the Elder Council, before later being shown to serve Theresia.

Race: Pureblood werewolf
Ability: Doppelgangers

    Lizzy Ellon 

A vampire who lived under Tepes's leadership in the past and is now currently part of Theresia's faction.

Race: Pureblood vampire
Ability: Negation

    Louis 

A zombie who's fiercely devoted to Theresia.

Race:
Ability:

  • Chekhov M.I.A.: He turns out to be the father whom Sai mentioned back in Season 2, having disappeared after entering the forest.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has Rapunzel Hair and is rather attractive. Especially considering that his son, who's inherited his looks, is explicitly noted to be handsome.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: To the reader only. Sia recognizes him as his and Sai's father immediately.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: For a man old enough to have two teenage sons, he looks damn good.
  • No Body Left Behind: His corpse dissipates after Sia kills him.
  • Taking the Bullet: Non-fatally for Theresia—though it's enough to incapacitate him—when Lark shoots a blast of light at her.

Other

    Carmilla Erzebet 
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One of the leaders of the vampires and the creator of Crepuscule, who gave up her life to create the world.

Race: Pureblood succubus
Ability: Granting wishes

  • All-Loving Hero: Loved both vampires and humans.
  • Big Good: As the creator of Crepuscule.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She first appears in a portrait that hangs in the passageway that Setz and Lark take to enter Crepuscule, but doesn't make her proper debut until twenty chapters later.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Angela.
  • Happily Married: She was engaged to Nergal before the creation of Crepuscule, and flashbacks seem to indicate that she loved him dearly as he loved her.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Died to create Crepuscule.
  • Hidden Depths: The Rose-Haired Sweetie who's defined by being an All-Loving Hero? As revealed in an extra, she was apparently a strict parent to Millefeuille and Chocolat.
  • Human Popsicle: Gilles has kept her body frozen all this time for the moment when she returns.
  • Like a God to Me: Gilles refers to her as his goddess.
  • Living Macguffin: Due to the uncertainty of whether she's dead or not. Nergal wants to find her because they were in love and he refuses to believe that she's dead, Tepes wants to find her to kill her, etc.
  • Mysterious Informant: She has a tendency not to elaborate on things, which Lark lampshades when he calls her "you irresponsible woman!"
  • Parental Substitute: With Nergal, she raised Millefeuille and Chocolat.
  • Purity Sue: Deconstructed In-Universe. The way Gilles goes on about her paints her as this, but ultimately, she knowingly sacrificed the vampires left in the human world for Crepuscule (and they're understandably pissed off about it), which itself is an imperfect world anyway that may have been a mistake to create, and she's seen to regret it now. As Nergal notes, she may have sacrificed herself for something that wasn't actually worth it.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Reality Warper: Her ability allowed her to be this.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her pink hair reinforces her All-Loving Hero image.
  • Spirit Advisor: She appears in Lark's dreams.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair

    Florian Alfen 

Lark's mother who died when he was just a baby.

Race: Human

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