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    Kazuya Kujo
Voiced by: Miyu Irino (Drama CD) and Takuya Eguchi (Anime) (Japanese), Matt Shipman (English)

The main character of the story; a Japanese boy who left to study abroad to escape the shadow of his successful brothers. By some twist of fate, he becomes a messenger and companion to the most eccentric pupil in the school, Victorique.

  • Audience Surrogate: Much like the audience, he doesn't have his own "Wellspring of Wisdom" so Victorique can explain how the fragments of chaos fit together to both parties.
  • Badass Bookworm: When the bookworm starts beating the shit out of an axe-murderer with a pair of brass knuckles, one might imagine that he's not to be trifled with.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's kind and really patient with difficult people but, if you attack him, and you're not female, then he will demonstrate the skills he acquired as the third son of a imperial soldier.
  • Chastity Couple: Even after Victorique and him become a couple, they are never actually shown onscreen doing anything beyond Holding Hands.
  • Clear My Name: He begs Victorique to help him when he is accused of murder.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may look harmless and can seem a bit slow-witted, but just try to harm Victorique and he will kick your ass.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes.
  • Declaration of Protection: He declares he will protect Victorique several times. The first time is during the Queen Berry event when he stands between her and a deranged gunman. It certainly makes an impact on her.
  • The Defroster: Victorique didn't know compassion nor love until she met Kujo whose kindness and warmth gradually melts Victorique's frozen heart and teaches her how to be loved and love in return.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Victorique, Avril, Anastasia, etc. If a girl is in trouble, it is a safe bet that he will help her.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: He is reunited with Victorique after 4 years of fighting in the World War II. They marry and open a detective agency together.
  • Hostage Situation: In Episode 22, Grevil takes him as hostage to blackmail Victorique into obeying the Ministry of the Occult and sends him back to Japan.
  • I Got Bigger: In the Distant Finale, he has become notably taller in the past 4 years.
  • In-Series Nickname: "The Black/Dark Reaper" or "The Reaper Who Comes in Spring."
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: It takes quite a few of the citizens of Sauville more than one go to correctly identify Kazuya's country of origin. Luigi even nicknames him "Chinese". Hardly surprising, given the relative lack of international travel at the time.
  • It Was a Gift: Victorique gives him a ring for Christmas.
  • Lady and Knight: He is the Knight and Victorique is the Lady because he promised to protect her. Brian Roscoe even calls him Victorique's knight because he is so invested in her wellbeing.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone in the series, except his family, calls him by his last name.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: Kazuya gets arrested when he reports a murder he witnessed to Grevil, who thinks the way it supposedly happened was impossible, and therefore Kazuya is lying to cover it up.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: Victorique claims that Kazuya is her servant, and has him deliver her sweets and mysteries, and also carry her luggage whenever she leaves her tower.
  • Mystery Magnet: He can't go on as much as a shopping trip without stumbling into some secret crime ring or ghost-story con. Fortunately, his closest friend happens to be very bored and very good at solving mysteries.
  • New Transfer Student: Kazuya transfers to St. Marguerite Academy before the start of the series. It is during the spring, which leads to him being known as "Black Reaper" according to a local folk tale.
  • Nice Guy: He's kind, polite and always ready to help anyone.
  • Nice Hat: Most of the time, he wears a narrow-brimmed hat.
  • Oblivious to Love: It takes him a while to notice Victorique's feelings for him and he never catches on to Avril's.
  • Official Couple: He ultimately hooks up with Victorique after the sequel series/ in the distant finale of the original series.
  • One Head Taller: He's taller than Victorique by a full head, which contributes to her doll-like appearance when they are together.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: According to a prophecy, he and Victorique are joined at the heart but a catacylsm will separate them forever. This is averted at the end.
  • Tareme Eyes: His downward facing eyes underscore his gentle personality, especially in contrast with the sharp eyed Victorique.
  • The Watson: He usually accompanies Victorique so he can ask questions and she can explains things to him.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: So far demonstrates an admirable degree of restraint, even in the face of likely death.

    Victorique de Blois

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (Drama CD) and Aoi Yūki (Anime) (Japanese), Apphia Yu (English)

The heroine of the story. A mysterious girl who always stays reading books at the library and occasionally solves crime mysteries, which her older brother always takes the credit for.

  • Amateur Sleuth: Victorique is a boarding school student and her family doesn't allow her to leave the campus. She gets bored easily so she engages in some free detective work as a way to kill time. Her brother usually ends up stealing all the credit, but Victorique doesn't care about it.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Among other things, Victorique is able to use a revolver to hit a target the size of a box of cigarettes at several hundred meters from a speeding train despite never picked one up in her life - all she needed was for Kujo to help her support it.
  • Bastard Angst: She is an illegitimate daughter of the de Blois family with a politically-troublesome mother, which is why she's spent most of her life imprisoned and isolated from the rest of society. The truth behind her birth and living conditions turn out to be far darker and more complicated than she thought.
  • Betty and Veronica: Victorique is the Veronica to Avril's Betty because she is a mysterious and noble-yet-illegitimate girl who acts high and mighty.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's quite eccentric and socially-inept, but there's no one better at solving mysteries than her.
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  • Chastity Couple: Even after she and Kujo become a couple, they are never actually shown onscreen doing anything beyond Holding Hands.
  • Child by Rape: She's actually a Tyke Bomb the Marquis raped out of a stray superhuman. Whom he abandoned in a Bedlam House after she was born.
  • Clear Their Name: She goes to the Village of the Gray Wolves to prove her mother's innocence in the crime of killing a priest.
  • Cute Bookworm: Kujo often remarks that she looks like a doll, and she spends most of her time reading. For this reason, she is known locally as "the Golden Fairy of the Library".
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Most of the scenes of her running will have her trip and fall on her face. Justified; high heels, petticoats and frilly dresses don't make running easy.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Lived in a small, dark cell for most of her life, was treated with zero affection, and even after being moved to nicer quarters, had her movements heavily restricted.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts quite cold and aloof but eventually warms up because of Kujo.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: She's always holding a ceramic smoking pipe to complement her "smart detective" character.
  • Dreadful Musician: She absolutely cannot sing, at all. For example, when she sang in the bath, Kazuya thought that she was screaming in pain or fear.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Has them in the flashbacks to her days living with the de Blois family.
  • Dye or Die: Her hair becomes white as a result of Locked into Strangeness. However, this comes in handy when the authorities of Sauville look for her through the description of a small blonde girl.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: She manages to escape from Sauville and be reunited with Kazuya at Japan after having to flee to the other end of the world alone in the middle of World War II while being a criminal refugee.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She dresses in Elegant Gothic Aristocrat style, with long Victorian dresses full of lace and frills, making her look like a life-size doll.
  • Expy: Of Rozen Maiden's Shinku. The long blond hair, the Elegant Gothic Lolita dresses, the reserved, yet bossy attitude, the red dress she wears in the OP and the fact she is constantly compared to a doll makes it blatant obvious. Her mother is even voiced by Shinku's seiyuu.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Grevil's foolish when it comes to detective work. Grevil can't solve a single crime by himself, for which he always has Victorique do the job for him.
  • Genius Sweet Tooth: She's the smartest detective in all of Sauville and she happens to love sweets, but the two traits are never connected.
  • Girl in the Tower: Back in her days living with the de Blois family, she was kept locked in a tower. She wryly acknowledges that she fits the "princess in a tower" archetype, but states that it doesn't suit her. Even in St. Marguerite Academy, she spends her time at the top of the library.
  • Great Detective: Victorique has all the observation and deductive reasoning skills of Sherlock Holmes, combined with with the homebound-ness of Nero Wolfe.
  • Guile Heroine: She doesn't fight, so she relies on intellect and deduction to face any danger.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde, a lolita, and called "Golden Fairy of the Library", but the heart of gold is not initially apparent given her tsundere nature.
  • Heroic Bastard: She is the illegitimate daughter of the Marquis Albert de Blois and a Grey Wolf woman, who solves mysteries because she's bored.
  • Hime Cut: She is the (illegitimate) daughter of a noble family, and so she has blunt bangs, cheek-length sidelocks, and ankle-length straight hair to go with her Elegant Gothic Lolita dress.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: On the drama CD, there are two versions of her Image Song. One where Aoi Yūki sings as herself, and one done in character, which sounds slightly less good.
  • In-Series Nickname: "The Golden Fairy of the Library".
  • Insufferable Genius: Victorique is always, always right, and don't you ever forget it. Her "wellspring of wisdom" will drown you in irrefutable proof.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Victorique intends to stab her own throat so her evil father cannot use her as a strategic weapon in World War II. However, Grevil takes Kujo hostage to force Victorique to obey her father.
  • Irony: There's a folk legend about "Monstre Charmant", clearly meant to be applicable to Victorique herself. Despite the name, our girl is a monstrous cute little teenage girl in cute dresses, who has an endearing kindness underneath her wall of aloofness.
  • It Amused Me: In Episode 13 when Kazuya says it should be OK for him to use the library lift Victorique responds: "Seeing you huffing and puffing in agony, your out-of-shape thighs straining as you plod up and down the stairs for me... Is one of my greatest pleasures!"
  • It Was a Gift: She has a coin pendant that was given to her by her mother during their one and only meeting. However, Victorique loses it when saving Kazuya from falling off a cliff. Later, to make up for the lost one, Kazuya gives her an identical pendant as a Christmas and birthday present.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's a good person, just extremely rude, bossy and unpleasant to be around. Justifiable, given her lack of social skills.
  • Kid Detective: The best detective in all of Sauville, at the young age of 15. Being a Grey Wolf has a lot to do with it, and its not like she has anything else to do but read and practice deduction.
  • Lack of Empathy: The people who raised her assume Grey Wolves in general could not feel emotions, causing her no end of psychological hang-ups as she grew up.
  • Lady and Knight: She is the Lady, and Kazuya is the Knight because she relies on his protection/leg work while solving mysteries.
  • Little Girls Kick Shins: She tends to kick or smack Kazuya in the shin if he defies her.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She amuses herself by using her sharp tongue to mock those around her.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To her mother Cordelia. After all the poor woman has been through, protecting her daughter is the only thing that keeps her going. She even calls Victorique her "soul".
  • Locked into Strangeness: The light novels explain that supernatural beings such as Grey Wolves usually die if they leave the old continent. Victorique is a mixed blood, so her blonde hair turned silver when she fled Sauville.
  • Lots of Luggage: She packs a lot of suitcases when she goes traveling. Besides changes of clothes, she brings food and even chairs just in case she could need them. Kujo often unloads some suitcases he deems unnecessary.
  • Meaningful Name: Victorique is the french version of Victorica which means Victory. The Marquis de Blois seems to want her to personify the purpose of leading Sauville to prosperity in every way.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: She claims that Kazuya is her servant, and right from their first meeting she tells him to "dance" in exchange for information, and for her amusement. He also delivers sweets and mysteries to her.
  • Nerves of Steel: You can have her at gunpoint and she won't even flinch.
  • No Smoking: In the anime version, she's just seen holding, and occasionally sucking on an ornate pipe, but never lighting it up, since the Japanese censorship laws forbid showing underaged characters smoking or drinking alcohol in public television series.
  • No Social Skills: Victorique never really had a chance to develop them thanks to having been hidden away from society due to being a nobleman's illegitimate daughter, resulting in her characteristic bluntness and making such things as her attempts at polite laughter a... memorable experience for all present.
  • Official Couple: She ultimately hooks up with Kazuya after the sequel series.
  • Ojou: She is the daughter of a noble family, always wears elegant dresses and has a dignified personality. However, her treatment at home wasn't the typical one.
  • Older Than She Looks: In accordance with being a Grey Wolf. Other characters' recollections peg her age as being about fifteen, but she looks more like ten or twelve. Lampshaded in the description put out by the authorities after she flees Sauville, where concerned citizens are asked to look for 'a fifteen-year-old who looks about ten'.
  • Parental Abandonment: For... complicated reasons. Her father has her locked at the academy because he plans to use her as a weapon for the upcoming "second storm". Her mother was thrown away by her father after having outlived her usefulness. Though she's still alive, and still cares about her daughter.
  • Phlebotinum Girl: A more mundane example. Her father intends to use Victorique's Grey Wolf intelligence as a strategic tool in World War II. He raised her imprisoned and isolated from all human contact for this purpose.
  • Phone-In Detective: Due to the restrictions her family have placed on her movements, she often solves crimes based on descriptions of the circumstances given to her by Grevil and other witnesses. In fact, it's implied to be the exclusive method by which she helped out Grevil before Kazuya came along.
  • Photographic Memory: She can perfectly and easily memorize whatever she reads.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her most common outfit is a frilly black dress with lace decorations and white petticoats.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Victorique is solving a complex crime with second-hand information one moment, and not knowing that one can get a carriage for hire the next.
  • Prematurely Grey-Haired: Victorique's blonde hair turns white near the end of the story as a result of crossing the Atlantic ocean. If she weren't a Greywolf half-breed, she would have had a more severe reaction to leaving the old continent.
  • Property of Love: Victorique claims Kujo belongs to her several times. He is her "heart", after all, so of course he belongs to her.
  • Protectorate: To Kazuya and her mother, Cordelia, Victorique is someone who must be protected at all costs.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her blonde hair reaches her ankles, suitably long and beautiful for an aristocratic young girl who doesn't get out much.
  • Royal Bastard: Victorique is the illegitimate daughter of a nobleman and an exiled Grey Wolf woman.
  • Shana Clone: She's an Older Than She Looks petite teenage Tsundere with really long blond hair who wears Elegant Gothic Lolita style dresses and is fond of sweets. She also comes from a noble family and refers to her Love Interest as her servant. However, she is also based off Shinku from Rozen Maiden.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: A rather dark version. She was hidden away from society due to being a nobleman's illegitimate daughter and lived in a small, dark cell for most of her life. Even after she was sent off to school, she's under strict orders to never leave the campus and only in exceptional circumstances does she obtain permission from Grevil to leave. It's really no surprise that she's got No Social Skills.
  • Sherlock Homage: An undersocialized, snarky, Insufferable Genius Badass Bookworm and a brilliant detective with a thinking pipe. She even spends time with a Nice Guy Audience Surrogate who functions as her Watson. Unusually for the trope, she's a cute, petite teenage girl.
  • Sherlock Scan: Victorique is very good at collecting fragments of chaos through quick glances, though her tendency to rely on second-hand information means that she lacks much of the corresponding Hyper-Awareness when she's on the scene herself.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: It's part of her Grey Wolf blood. Grey Wolves have short stature and are incredibly intelligent.
  • Significant Birth Date: She was born on Christmas Day.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She loves the kind, sincere and protective Kujo.
  • Skipping School: Victorique never goes to class and chooses to stay at the library all day because being at a place with many people around makes her anxious. Besides, she's already a genius with nearly superhuman intelligence, so it's not like there's much she can learn at school anyway.
  • Smoky Voice: In the light novels and manga, Victorique is an underaged smoker, and has a raspy voice as a result.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She took an arrogant and standoffish attitude as a way to cope with a highly isolated, affection-deprived childhood.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: According to a prophecy, her heart will remain forever connected to Kazuya but she will be permanently separated from him physically. This is averted at the end.
  • The Stoic: She's calm and straight-faced most of the time. She does have her Not So Stoic moments, of course.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks identical to her mother, albeit clearly younger than her, with more baby fat in her face.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She has a very cold and arrogant demeanor and is dismissive towards others due to not being used to social interaction. She only occasionally opens up to Kujo, being able to smile and be sweet to him.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: She's really short but also incredibly bossy and demanding, always treating Kujo as her servant.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She looks like a little girl in a cast of young teenagers and adults.
  • Tsundere: A more reserved variation. Victorique lacks the usual emotional outbursts and isn't directly as violent as other examples. She's still too abrasive and haughty to openly show affection. It's clear she does care about Kujo a lot, yet she refuses to admit she sees him as anything more than her personal servant.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her sharp eyes reflect her arrogant and aloof personality. However, she occasionally slips into Tareme Eyes in her most Moe moments.
  • Tyke Bomb: Born and raised as a strategic asset in preparation for World War II.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: You're unlikely to see Victorique in the same dress twice, save for the black one that she initially appears in.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In the light novels and manga, her voice is likened to that of a husky-voiced older woman, quite unsuited for a doll-like little girl. Both the Drama CD and anime adaptations avert this by giving her voices that better match her appearance.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Initially had a few problems with understanding the concept of love, mostly because everyone who raised her assumed Grey Wolves to be incapable of it. She starts to figure it out after meeting Kazuya.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: She's only fifteen, but she's more intelligent and skilled than most adults around her.
  • Worth Living For: By the end of the series, Victorique finally fears death after being taught about love by Kujo and Cordelia.

    Grevil de Blois
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Drama CD) and Hidenobu Kiuchi (Anime) (Japanese), Adam Rowe (English)

Grevil is an aristocrat who works for the local police and Victorique's older half-brother.

  • Aloof Big Brother: He and his sister Victorique aren't in very good terms, but he does care about her.
  • Anime Hair: It's shaped like a drill. It's even lampshaded by Victorique who says he's "the owner of the oddest hair in all Sauville" when he's first introduced.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The end of Episode 22 shows that he can get really nasty to further his daddy's plans.
  • Bishōnen: He's actually quite a looker with his hair down. Kazuya and Cecile initially don't recognize him at one point because they're so used to seeing his hair styled in an improbable manner.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He is in love with his childhood friend Jacqueline, but the feeling isn't mutual.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sure, he's generally an incompetent Small Name, Big Ego, but he's actually pretty good at the 'arresting' part of his job, even having to play dumb when required of him.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: In the light novels and manga, he smokes a pipe identical to Victorique's.
  • The Dragon: Though not apparent early on, he plays along in his father's schemes, using his position within the police to further them. At times, this dances towards My Master, Right or Wrong, however, and he gets decidedly lax in his duties when his father's not around.
  • Dumb Blond: He isn't exactly the brightest crayon in the box, that's for sure.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Returns to his old hairstyle after fulfilling his debt to Victorique by helping her escape Sauville.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: The public thinks of him as the greatest detective in the country. That's his younger sister. Grevil is actually terribly incompetent for detective work. He always has to rely on Victorique to do the work for him.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Victorique's responsible. He has his sister do his job for him and then takes the credit.
  • Friend on the Force: More like Victorique's Older Half-Brother On The Force.
  • Great Detective: Subverted. He's merely an Upper-Class Twit who forced the local police to make him a detective and lacks any skills necessary for the job. His sister is the one who solves mysteries for him.
  • Hidden Depths: He comes off as a self-centered idiot who cares for nothing but to improve his public image. Later on, he shows he does have some sense of honor and respect despite what his father forces him to do when it comes to Victorique.
  • Hopeless Suitor: The woman he loves is already married to someone else and oblivious to his feelings. He doesn't care as long as she's happy, though.
  • I Have Your Wife: At the end of Episode 22, he takes Kujo as hostage to blackmail Victorique into obeying the Ministry of the Occult.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: He has gravity-defying drill hair. He mentions to Kazuya that it was Victorique's idea in exchange for her cooperation on a case, and was one of the reasons he doesn't like asking for her help directly.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He loves Jacqueline, but he knows she doesn't feel the same way, so he only wishes her to be happy. In the backstory, he asked Victorique's help to prove Jacqueline's innocence when she was wrongly accused of a crime and nearly ruined her marriage to another man.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has plenty of flaws, but does care about his younger half-sister Victorique.
  • Kick the Dog: The end of Episode 22 is basically one big puppy stomping fest for him. When Kujo comes to him for help after nearly being sent back to Japan, he takes him as hostage to blackmail Victorique into obeying the Ministry of the Occult. This is the first time he does something overtly villainous, showing how misplaced Kujo trust in him is.
  • Large Ham: That hair of his overacts enough enough as it is. In his first scene, he makes his presence known by loudly addressing Kujo, referring him to as a "little squirrel" and pretending that he doesn't notice Victorique.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: It usually isn't obvious, but he looks really nice when he lets his long hair down.
  • Modern Major General: He has all the skills to be an excellent street policeman, but is absolutely useless as the chief inspector. Would also qualify for The Peter Principle, except that his aristocratic privilege meant he bypassed going through the lower ranks by a wide margin.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He's still not all that bright, but can put on a good show of playing dumb when necessary in an investigation. Or pretending not to recognize his fugitive half-sister while also giving her advice to escape the country.
  • Princely Young Man: Unrepentantly a Spoiled Brat type, but he does have some good in him. He is also a sharp dresser.
  • Sherlock Scan: Surprisingly, he occasionally has an eye for quite small details, as well as skill to develop plans involving them. Unfortunately, he's hopeless at actually putting together conclusions.
  • Stealing the Credit: He always has Victorique solve the crime for him and then he makes it look like he solved it to further his own career.
  • Upper-Class Twit: He's a moron aristocrat who unfortunately has authority and used his power to get a job as a detective.

    Avril Bradley
Voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (Drama CD) and Noriko Shitaya (Anime) (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English)

A British transferee and classmate of Kazuya who loves the supernatural.

  • Agent Mulder: Unlike Victorique, she believes in all the myths.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: She doesn't really any look worse for the wear after having been tied up and stuffed under some floorboards for a period of at least several days.
  • Betty and Veronica: Avril is the Betty to Victorique's Veronica because she is a friendly girl with an ordinary and peaceful heritage.
  • Big Eater: She's shown eating quite a bit while recuperating in the nurse's office after having been tied up and held prisoner for a period of time.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Her haircut is roughly as short as Kazuya's, only messier. Cecile states to love it. She herself is not boyish.
  • Butt-Monkey: Between between being a Hopeless Suitor to Kazuya and Victorique's tendency to bully her, nothing really tends to go Avril's way. Even in the epilogue when she tries to send the two a message in a bottle, the ocean waves ends up pushing it back to her.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't take too kindly to the fact that Kazuya frequently hangs out with Victorique.
  • The Ditz: She can be somewhat of an airhead.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Victorique refers to her as the "Farting Newt."
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In the epilogue, which is set five years later in 1929, she's now shown sporting long hair.
  • Genki Girl: She has much more energy than the girl constantly laying around complaining of boredom.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blond hair and is one of the sweetest characters in the cast, in contrast to Victorique's temper.
  • Hopeless Suitor: She quickly develops a crush on Kujo, but he's too focused on Victorique to even try to notice it.
  • Message in a Bottle: In the epilogue, she is seen back in England after the war, and sends a letter in a bottle that she hopes will reach Kazuya and Victorique. But a wave sends the bottle right back to her, much to her exasperation.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers to St. Marguerite Academy shortly after the series began. She was absent for a while of it, though, as she was tied up and impersonated by the Second Kuiaran.
  • Rescue Romance: Falls for Kazuya after he rescues her from captivity.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her very existence is one for the fact that the "Avril" introduced earlier in the series is actually an impostor.

    Cecile Lafitte
Voiced by: Yui Horie (Drama CD) and Yui Kano (Anime) (Japanese), Kristen McGuire (English)

A teacher in St. Marguerite Academy and homeroom teacher for Kazuya and Avril.

  • Genki Girl: She is very energetic, even more so than Avril. It is odd not to see her excited about something.
  • Sensei-chan: She's pretty cute, ditzy and can act more childish than her students. She would even probably look physically like another student if dressed in one of their uniforms.

Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi (Drama CD) and Michiko Neya (Anime) (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)

The housemistress of Saint Marguerite Academy's male dormitory.

  • Drives Like Crazy: She isn't used to driving a motorcycle yet. Both Kujo and Cecile learnt it the hard way.
  • Fangirl: Gushes about Queen Coco Rose, and super pysched to see a theather performance of her life.

    Brian Roscoe
Voiced by: Toru Okawa (Japanese), Robert McCollum (English)

A famous magician who's had some encounters with Kujo. He has some kind of connection to Victorique's mother.

  • Adaptational Species Change: In the anime, he is a mixed blood Grey Wolf, while in the light novel is a full-fledged one, which is a plot point given that it is the reason of his death.
  • Bastard Bastard: Born from the affair between a Gray Wolf woman and a foreigner man. While not evil, he's still a morally ambiguous person and it's clear he doesn't care about anyone but Cordelia.
  • Con Man: His other job when he's not being a stage magician... and sometimes when he is.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: They resent Victorique because she was Cordelia's object of devotion and reason for living. One of them even tries to kill her.
  • Declaration of Protection: They swear to protect Cordelia, but she only cares about Victorique.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Was initially this to Cordelia, frequenting her stage show to see her and admire her. He didn't stop caring about her after the debalce with Alber du Bois, mind, but their relationship got a lot more complicated very quickly.
  • Evil Redhead: More morally ambiguous than evil, but he isn't exactly a good guy.
  • The Exile: They were expelled from the Grey Wolf village for having non-Grey Wolf heritage.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: One of them stays with Cordelia to help her take down de Blois and release Victorique from his grasp, which is pretty much a death sentence. Unfortunately the other one decides to try and kill Victorique.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Cordelia is too focused on protecting her daughter to even think about romancing one of the Brians.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guys to Cordelia's Tiny Girl becuse both of them are twice as tall as she is.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's really good-looking, even better with that red shoulder-length.
  • Love Hungry: Brian at one point projects Cordelia onto Victorique and he starts demanding for her love.
  • Master of Illusion: He can pull off some really impressive stunts with carefully-applied 1920s stage magic.
  • Nice Hat: He has several.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: An accomplished expert. It helps that there's two of him.
  • Parental Abandonment: Their mother abandoned them and let them be exiled from the Grey Wolf village when they were children. They couldn't even conceptualise the notion of a loving mother before they met Cordelia.
  • Poisonous Friend: To Cordelia.
  • Red-Headed Stepchild: Their red hair is proof of their mixed blood. They were driven away from the Grey Wolf village because of it.
  • The Resenter: In his final moments, Brian admits to Victorique he resented her because she had the kind of mother he and his twin wished they had.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: The only character to have red hair and green eyes which are proof of his Grey Wolf heritage, which only makes him stand out all the more.
  • Significant Name Overlap: Both twins are named Brian.
  • Single-Minded Twins: So much that you, the viewer, couldn't tell they are two separate people util both of them appeared side-by-side.
  • Stage Magician: He's a popular performing magician who wanders around Sauville.
  • Street Performer: After being abandoned by their mother, Brian performed on the streets for a living.
  • Together in Death: One of the Roscoes stays behind and dies along Cordelia shortly after she kills Albert.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the year after Cordelia's kidnapping, the brothers went from a shy fan to talented magicians able to rescue Cordelia from an asslyum.
  • Trickster Twins: Shady, but mostly benign, magcians who are skilled in using their similaity to fool others.
  • Unbalanced by Rival's Kid: A heavily dramatic variation. Brian despises Victorique because she's the Child by Rape of Cordelia. More than that, he's jealous of the maternal love Cordelia has for Victorique regardless of that for it made Cordelia unable to think about anything but her. Cordelia's relationship with Brian became extremely complicated as a result.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Cordelia. They would have liked for her to forget about her daughter, yet helped her save Victorique to the very end, at the cost of their lives.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Somewhat morally grey and way too yandere for their own good, but mostly on the side of the angels.
  • Yandere: One of the twins tries to kill Victorique to 'eradicate Cordelia's sin', though he changes his mind after she saves his life.

    Cordelia Gallo
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Elizabeth Maxwell (English)

Victorique's mother, a Grey Wolf who was expelled from her Hidden Human Subspecies Village after being falsely accused of murder.

  • Action Mom: She's deeply devoted to her daughter, and near the end of the anime, she shows some potent Waif-Fu skills in sword fighting.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the anime, she demonstrates some impressive swordfighting skills and actually kills Albert. This doesn't happen in the light novel.
  • Always with You: Cordelia says Victorique is her soul, for which a part of Cordelia will always remain with her daughter.
  • Body Double: Cordelia impersonates Victorique at Albert's ceremony in order to allow her to escape with one of the Roscoes.
  • Broken Bird: Falsely accused of murder, exiled from her hometown, kidnapped, raped and forcibly impregnated by Marquis Albert de Blois, separated from her beloved daughter the moment she was born and then thrown in a Bedlam House. By now, the only thing that keeps her going is the desire to protect her daughter.
  • Declaration of Protection: She declares her sole reason of living is to protect Victorique.
  • Devoted to You: Brian is completely devoted to her. Both of them are, in fact.
  • Dual Wielding: Cordelia fights with two blades.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: In the anime, she has an epic swordfight with de Blois before killing him, but unfortunately is killed soon after by one of de Blois' lackeys.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She's always seen in a black Victorian dress, similar to her daughter.
  • The Exile: She was expelled from her village after being falsely accused of murder.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: All Grey Wolves have green eyes like her.
  • Good Parents: Despite the circumstances behind Victorique's birth which made it impossible for Cordelia to raise her, Cordelia loves her daughter more than anything and protecting her is her only wish.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She is kind-hearted, loving and loyal, especially towards her beloved daughter.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She loses her life killing Albert de Blois, finally freeing Victorique from the grasp of his evil hands.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to the Brians' Huge Guys; she is about waist-high to them.
  • Human Subspecies: A Grey Wolf.
  • Mama Bear: Her only wish is to protect her precious daughter Victorique.
  • Medical Rape and Impregnate: After Marquis Albert de Blois realized she was a Grey Wolf, he kidnapped, raped and forcibly impregnated her to get a superhuman Tyke-Bomb he could use as a tool in World War II.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: She was falsely accused of the murder of Elder Theodor. The real culprit was Harminia.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She looks more like Victorique's twin sister than her mother.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's Victorique's mother, but doesn't look any older than her.
  • Rape and Revenge: She finally gets back at Albert for forcing her to bear his child near the end of the story. She ruins the ceremony at which he was to be named Prime Minister of Sauville, sets the entire place on fire, and then stabs him to death.
  • Rape as Backstory: She was kidnapped and raped by Marquis Albert de Blois so she could give birth to a Tyke-Bomb.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Like her daughter, her hair reaches her ankles. Why she keeps her hair this long is not mentioned, since she is much more active than her daughter.
  • Screaming Birth: A very justified example. She was chained to a freezing-cold altar, flat on her back, with no visible assistance whilst a bunch of amateur mystics (including the rapist who'd given her the child in the first place) were performing a sinister ceremony on and around her. Frankly, it's a miracle that she and her child survived.
  • Spanner in the Works: By the end of the series, Marquis Albert, the local Magnificent Bastard, has outgambitted his rivals from the science academy, both the king and the country under firm control and Victorique, his trump card, in his grasp. Then, Cordelia and Roscoe screw him all over.
  • Together in Death: One of the Brian Roscoes finds her corpse and sits down next to her before he himself passes.
  • Trauma Conga Line: First she was exiled from her hometown after being falsely accused of murder when she was just 15 years old. She became a dancer in the Rose-Colored Life to earn a living. There Marquis Albert de Blois found her and realized that Cordelia Gallo was a stray superhuman suitable for breeding him a Tyke Bomb. He kidnapped her that very night, then raped her. For months on end, as she was his prisoner for a solid year before the Screaming Birth... which probably had something to do with having to squat out Albert's superbaby while chained to a stone altar and surrounded by scary guys in hooded robes. Afterwards, she sees her baby for maybe three seconds before passing out and waking up in a Bedlam House because Albert had no more use for her. Worst part? Even though her first love broke her out of the Bedlam House, she picked up a severe case of Babies Make Everything Better at some point in the pregnancy and can't bring herself to get the hell out of Sauville because that would mean leaving Victorique in Albert's sick hands. Her only bright(ish) spot is one of de Blois' men having a microsecond of regret at the whole thing and slipping her Victorique's picture.
  • Waif-Fu: In Episode 23 during her fight with de Blois, Cordelia shows moves that would make Yoda green with envy.
  • Walking Spoiler: Basically everything about her is a spoiler for something.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After he'd had her provide him with a child, the Marquis de Blois dumped Cordelia in an asylum. Not, strictly speaking, a death sentence, but considering that this was the 1910s, close enough.

Voiced by: Katsunosuke Hori (Japanese), R. Bruce Elliott (English)

The current village elder of the Village of the Gray Wolves.

Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (English)

An inhabitant of the Village of the Gray Wolves. He acts as Elder Sergius's assistant.

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)

A chambermaid that works with the family of the leader of the Village of the Gray Wolves.

Voiced by: Sayori Ishizuka (Japanese), Brittany Lauda (English)

An orphan living in the streets of Saubreme who helps Kazuya in the case of the disappearances of young girls throughout the vicinity of Jeantan Department Store.

  • The Artful Dodger: He takes care of himself rather well despite being homeless. When he's adopted, he finds his new home way too comfortable for him, for which he likes to sneak out and hang around the streets again.
  • Happily Adopted: After helping to solve the case, he is adopted by a well-off family.

    Jacqueline de Signore
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (Japanese), Anastasia Muñoz (English)

Grevil's childhood friend who he is in love with and the wife of the current Superintendent-General of the Sauville Police.

  • Beleaguered Childhood Friend: Before her engagement to Superintendent-General Signore, she was framed for the murder of a veterinarian and this caused Grevil to resort to asking help to his younger sister Victorique, for an unusual price.
  • Genki Girl: She's very cheerful and in high spirits for someone of her age.
  • Oblivious to Love: She has never realized Grevil's love for her, only thinking of him as a good friend.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls Grevil out after he sends Kazuya back to Japan.

    Leviathan the Alchemist
Voiced by: Show Hayami (Japanese), Ray Hurd (English)

An alchemist who kept the Sauvillean royalty in the palm of his hand when he was alive.

  • Black Cloak: His entire body was always covered by a dark cloak to go with his mysterious wizard character. He was actually hiding his dark skin because it would give away the fact he was African.
  • Byronic Hero: He was a highly charismatic, mysterious and intelligent man. He manipulated royalty for the sake of his self-serving, yet noble goals to protect his homeland. As his task became more impossible, he lost himself and caused his own downfall.
  • Birds of a Feather: At the end of his book, he calls the reader "the twin of my soul", as if knowing that Victorique, or someone like her, would find it and agree with him. Indeed, Victorique refers to him as "my fellow monster".
  • The Chessmaster: He built for himself the mystique of an alchemist, and arranged events to make even royalty believe in his powers. Everything he did was a ploy to stop Sauville from exploiting his home country in Africa.
  • Con Man: All his 'alchemy' and everything he said about himself was a huge fraud. He was an African slave who used his wit and simple tricks to fool the king of Sauville into following his orders so he could protect his home country from slavery.
  • Expy: Of Rasputin, right up to the ambiguous relationship with the Queen (later confirmed to be an affair) and gruesome demise.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: A morally-ambiguous example. Started off as a half-dead slave, ended up as the most powerful man in Sauville.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: A complicated case In-Universe. He got pretty bad towards the end, and was never working in Sauville's best interests, but was still a far more sympathetic figure than the Sauvillean stories about him imply.
  • In Love with the Mark: With 'mark' here used in the 'victim of a con' sense. He ended up falling for Queen Coco Rose, resulting in a particularly unfortunately-timed Chocolate Baby.
  • Insufferable Genius: A master alchemist who is very sassy in his memoir, boasting to the reader that no matter who they are, they cannot solve his riddle; "Dost that frustrate thee?"
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He killed a rival's innocent son as a last, desperate attempt to keep Sauville believing in the power of alchemy. His memoir acknowledges this as his "greatest sin".
  • Malevolent Masked Man: He hid his face with a white theatrical mask. He wasn't evil, but as he became more desperate, he did some terrible things towards the end of his life.
  • Modern Major General: A very unusual mystic example. He had zero alchemical ability, but may well have been a genuine prophet.
  • My Greatest Failure: Killing Ian in a desperate scheme to keep his con going haunted him until he died. He later regards it as his "greatest sin".
  • Posthumous Character: By the time his mystery takes place, he's long dead. Through a book he left behind, he challenges Victorique to find out who he really was and what were his motives.
  • Scary Black Man: He was a black African man who posed as an ominous alchemist and eventually killed an innocent child for the sake of his goals. Though he had sympathetic motives; he was trying to protect his home country from slavery.
  • Tragic Hero: Started off with a noble purpose and relatively benign methods, but went further and further off the deep end as the impossibility of his self-imposed task became apparent.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He murdered the innocent Ian in a last desperate attempt to keep his con going. Leviathan did show regret afterwards, though.

    Queen Coco Rose
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese), Lydia Mackay (English)

The former queen of Sauville who was murdered in 1914. She supported Leviathan in his rise to power.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: The queen is adored by most of Sauville before and after her death.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She felt drawn to the dark and morally ambiguous Leviathan. She ended up giving birth to his son.
  • Arranged Marriage: With King Rupert. Everyone in Sauville thinks it was a Perfectly Arranged Marriage. It wasn't and she had an affair with Leviathan.
  • Body Double: Coco switched places with her maidservant in a Heroic Sacrifice on the latter's part after the birth of a Chocolate Baby. The maidservant was then murdered in her queen's place. Thinking he really killed Coco, King Rupert then hired the actress Nicole Lulu to impersonate the queen until he eventually had to kill her as part of the cover up.
  • Faking the Dead: The woman her husband killed was her maidservant, who sacrificed herself so Coco could escape with her baby. While Nicole Lulu took her identity as the Queen, the real Coco began living a peaceful life as a commoner alongside her illegitimate son.
  • Flower Motifs: She is called the Blue Rose, and she really liked Leviathan trick with blue roses.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's described as a beautiful, charming and innocent queen adored by all. The real Coco Rose was a bit more complicated than her fans believe, although still a good person at heart.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her blue eyes go with her innocent and pure image.
  • In-Series Nickname: "The Blue Rose".
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Her story is vaguely inspired by Marie Antoinette: a young, beautiful princess who marries and moves to a faraway country, only to meet with a tragic end through decapitation.
  • Posthumous Character: She was killed many years before the story takes place. Victorique is challenged by her father to solve Coco's bizarre murder mystery. The women who played the queen's Body Double are indeed dead, but the real Coco turns out to still be alive.
  • Princess Classic: Pretty, charming and innocent...apparently.
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: She cheated on the king with Leviathan and gave birth to a Chocolate Baby, resulting in her husband murdering her maid and her replacement. However, all indicates Coco truly loved Leviathan while Rupert was just an Arranged Marriage. After her maid sacrificed herself to save her from the king, Coco spends the rest of her life as a gentle mother to her son, showing she was indeed the kindhearted person the public thinks her to be despite her adultery.

    Rupert de Gilet
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (Japanese), Sonny Strait (English)

The reigning king of Sauville.

  • Arranged Marriage: With Coco Rose. Everyone in Sauville thinks it was a Perfectly Arranged Marriage. While he did love her, she had an affair with Leviathan.
  • Emasculated Cuckold: His wife Coco's Chocolate Baby exposed her affair with Leviathan to him. Discovering that his wife was unfaithful, with an African ex-slave of all people, caused Rupert to murder her in a jealous rage and covered the crime in order to maintain the public's illusion that Coco was a loyal wife who never loved anyone but him up to her death.
  • If I Can't Have You…: He killed his wife the Queen Coco (actually her maidservant) after he discovered she cheated on him.
  • Karma Houdini: He's the murderer of his wife Coco Rose (actually her maid, but he doesn't know that) and Coco's replacement, Nicole Lulu. Victorique figures it out, but chooses to not expose Rupert's crimes because she was well-aware of how dangerous it would be for the entire country to know the king murdered their beloved queen and covered it up with another murder.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Was it 'Gilet' or 'Gilles'?
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He regrets (apparently) murdering his wife.
  • Puppet King: He's the ruler of Sauville, but has a weak personality and thus is powerless in the face of World War II. It's also the reason he relies on more cunning people around him like Leviathan, Roger or the Marquis de Blois.
  • Yandere: After the birth of the Queen Coco's Chocolate Baby, the King went crazy and killed her. He didn't realize the woman he killed was Coco's maidservant while the real Coco escaped.

    Jupiter Roger
Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese), Kent Williams (English)

The head of the science academy and the main political opposer of the Marquis the Blois. A very cunning politician who wants to prevent Sauville's involvement in World War II.

  • Actual Pacifist: He tries to keep Sauville out of the war.
  • The Chessmaster: His vendetta with the Marquis de Blois results in plenty of hidden underground actions against each other. In the end, Blois outgambits him. Although, after the Marquis' death, he returns to his former post.
  • Human Subspecies: He's also revealed to be a grey wolf, a fact he has to hide desperately, least the ministry of Occult, his political enemies could make good use of this information.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: To the King. The reason why he earned the king's favor in the first place was because he successfully found a way to cover up the murder of his wife.
  • The Man Behind the Man: King Rupert relies on him a great deal, and even after the Ministry of the Occult drives him out with slander, Rubert wants him to return to his post.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He works for Sauville's wellbeing, but sometimes uses morally doubtful methods.

    Albert, Marquis de Blois
Voiced by: Takayuki Sugo (adult), Ryohei Kimura (young) (Japanese), David Wald (adult), David Matranga (young) (English)

Grevil's and Victorique's father. A powerful noble in the kingdom, the Head of the Ministry of Occult (which opposes the science academy) and one of King Rupert's closer advisors. Roger's political enemy.

  • Abusive Dad: Grevil is greatly intimidated by him and he has a nasty habit of locking his daughter in towers, away from human contact. He also refers to Victorique as a tool for extra points.
  • Badass Bookworm: He is primarly a government official and royal advisor, but he ain't no slouch when it comes to swordfights.
  • Big Bad: He's the cause of Victorique's horrible childhood and imprisonment. As the story progresses, he starts giving his daughter more difficult challenges to prepare her for the 'second storm'.
  • Death by Adaptation: He is jailed by the king in the light novel and killed by Cordelia in the anime.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of Takayuki Sugo,he has an appropriately sinister voice.
  • High-Class Glass: Always seen wearing a monocle in his left eye. He's an intellectual nobleman, after all.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: He was really handsome when he was a young man.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: He refers to Victorique as "it" or "the little grey wolf" to underscore how little he thinks of her. He only refers to her as "my daughter" to stake ownership.
  • Karmic Death: In the anime, he gets a well deserved one when Cordelia introduces him to the pointy end of a sword.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When he appears, the series gets considerably darker.
  • Lack of Empathy: A selfish man indeed. He sees Victorique as a tool, Kazuya as a whetting stone to sharpen said tool, and Grevil as "salt", a means of preserving things, such as his precious tool.
  • Light Is Not Good: In spite of wearing white clothes, being blond and having blue eyes, he is easily one of the most monstrous characters of the series.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: It is hardly surprising, given his place in the Sauvillian aristocracy, that he has the means to keep a private dungeon for his own use, and wastes good wine for occult rituals.
  • Parental Incest: Judging from the Episode 23 he harbors the same disturbing lust towards Victorique as he did for her mother, though he doesn't get the chance to act on it.