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     Cadis Etrama Di "Rai" Raizel 

Cadis Etrama Di Raizel

The main protagonist of the series. Rai is a Noble of Lukedonia who holds the title of True Noblesse; a ranking that distinguishes him above all his fellow Lukedonian Nobles as the primary protector of their home. However, Rai was forced into an endless sleep after sustaining heavy injury in a duel against the Werewolf Lord, Muzaka.

Suddenly awakening from an 820 year long slumber. Rai attends Frankenstein's Ye Ran High School in order to adjust to modern life, and makes a new group of friends and enemies along the way.

  • A God Am I: He's a good guy, and he doesn't have this attitude normally. But when he's in Tranquil Fury, some of the things he says to his enemies fully invoke this.
    Raizel: I...did not permit you to move. Nor did I permit breathe.
  • The Aloner: Especially in the past.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Downplayed. He is revealed to be the one true Noblesse, who is the most powerful Noble in existence and the avatar of Strength but explicitly does not hold any authority. The lord is the avatar of Authority..
  • Badass Boast: That tend to double as Pre-Mortem One-Liner when he uses his Blood Field.
  • Battle Aura: It is later revealed his Blood Field is actually this; its function is to suppress those who have blood.
  • Berserk Button: Do not harm the innocent, the weak, and anyone he considers family within his earshot. He'll be more than willing to throw himself into danger to personally execute those guilty of such.
  • Bishounen: Slim, young-looking and very attractive. In-universe as well - when he shows up to watch Suyi's photoshoot, the staff immediately wants to know who his agent is.
  • Bloody Murder: His main attack. "I'll ask your sin...with your blood"
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Early on, as he's still adjusting to the modern world. He's shown having trouble opening door locks, cannot comprehend a banana, barely speaks and requires Frankenstein to write him a treatise on how to win at video games (he still loses). Nonetheless, he's the most powerful and feared being in this world for a very good reason.
  • Cast from Hit Points: His power.
  • Chick Magnet: He has a legion of fangirls at school. Unfortunately for them, he's so...out of it and unapproachable.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: As his title may have implied, he operates firmly under the noblesse oblige principle: Those with power must protect the weak. Some of the traitor clan leaders defected precisely because they didn't agree with this view.
  • Compelling Voice: Like all nobles, he can control people with his voice, but he's one of the very few with enough power to compell his fellow nobles and creatures on similar power level.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The only reason why a battle that involves him takes longer than it should is normally because he's using it as an opportunity to make it a tutorial for his underlings on how to utilize their power.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Whenever there's a fight, he's usually the calmest man on the scene, mostly because usually, he's vastly superior to whoever is trying to threaten him.
  • The Dreaded: As the Noblesse, he is feared by even the clan leaders, not only because he is very powerful, but also because he has the authority to execute them if he finds them guilty. He is so feared that when news break that he is still alive, the Union flies into panic.
  • Expy: Of either (or both) Sebastian or Byakuya.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Shinwoo seems to think he's pretty hot.
  • Eye Scream: And how. When he finds Ignes Kravei's lab in chapter 307 and asks her if it all was her doing, she made the mistake of trying to say his name. In what is possibly the scariest moment in the series so far, Raizel makes her eyes BLEED OUT OF HER HEAD as punishment for the things she's done.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: After waking up from his eight-hundred-year-long slumber, he at first has some troubles adjusting (though being able to read minds helps). For example, when he goes with Frankie and M-21 to the Union research lab, he spends several minutes walking back and forth through the automatic door, seemingly in amazement.
  • Frozen Fashion Sense: Subverted. Rai goes from a formal/fancy black suit to a white school uniform right after he steps outside, in order to blend in...sorta.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: His stated mission is to protect humans from his fellow nobles, though he quickly extends it to "weaker beings" and "overpowered beings".
  • The Hero: A really unusual one.
  • Hikikomori: In the past. He only left his mansion when summoned by the Lord, which happened very infrequently.
  • King Incognito: Pretty much the definition of Rai. His title, the Noblesse, signifies him as the Noble race's avatar of Strength, but it requires him to work in secret; none of the newly-promoted clan leaders even know who he is. He's sort of like a secret Assassin King that erases all of the Noble race's problems. Even more, in the past he regularly mind-wiped clan leaders who paid him a visit for chit-chat. It can get pretty humorous when every single villain chooses to ignore or overlook him in favor of weaker characters. And the ones who eventually realize how powerful he is tend not to live very long.
  • Limited Wardrobe: His wardrobe consists of only school uniforms, and he still takes ages to choose what he wants to wear!
  • Magnetic Hero: Makes sense, considering how freaking good looking and amazingly strong he is. Who wouldn't want to be his friend?
  • Morality Pet: To Frankenstein, as it's implied that he was the main catalyst of Frankie's turn away from Mad Scientist.



The deuteragonist of the series, and Rai's devoted servant. In the past, Rai took Frankenstein in to be the butler of his Lukedonia mansion after discovering that Frankenstein was using his house as a hiding spot during a battle against the Nobles.

Currently, Frankenstein is the founder, and principal, of Ye Ran High School, which he built in the hopes that Rai would be able to live a normal life. Frankenstein later becomes the leader of the Raizel Knights.

  • Agent Peacock: The previous lord even lampshades this.
  • Ax-Crazy: Whenever the fighting gets serious, he gets more than a little unhinged, to the point where his allies are too scared to assist him, for fear he'll attack them for it. He also enjoys fighting for the hell of it and calls the Artifact of Doom he uses as a weapon his "lover".
  • Badass Bookworm: A genius scientist...and also one hell of a fighter.
  • Battle Butler: Being a head teacher isn't his main occupation. Looking after Rai in all the ways he can is. Including tea service and swatting gnats.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT insult his master. Or you will die a very painful (but swift) death. The residents of his household also become a trigger for him when they're seriously injured.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Polite and mild-mannered high school headmaster on one hand, Ax-Crazy Mad Scientist when no Muggles are around.
  • Bishounen: Well, yeah. Just look at him.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: On paper, Rai really shouldn't need any help in a fight, so Frank seems a touch relegated to a warm-up boss role before the real show-stopper enters the stage. Given that Rai's awesome powers are basically Cast from Lifespan, it turns out Frank is playing a rather vital role keeping his boss alive by whittling their opponents down whenever he can.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Once his seal is released.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: One of the good guys, despite dark motifs and an Evil Weapon he uses.
  • Evil Weapon: Apparently a counterpart to soul weapons, Frank can summon the Dark Spear, which provides a similar measure of power to a soul weapon — but has a noticeably darker aura...and tries to eat him alive.
    • When Frank and Dark Spear are (rarely) in full agreement about working together in a fight... run. It won't do you any good, but, if you've managed to annoy it/them as much as him, you're toastier than normal toast.
  • Fangs Are Evil: When Rai gave him permission to release his seal when he encountered the Kertia noble.
  • The Gadfly: He has a habit of deliberately mocking his opponents during battle. Seira initially assumes that he is deliberately provoking them into making mistakes, Rai explains that's not true, he just really likes annoying people.
  • Humans Are Special: Revealed in chapter 190. He was explicitly acknowledged by the previous Lord because he had power rivalling that of a clan leader's DESPITE being human. This kind of potential is implied to be something that Nobles lack.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Don't expect any verbal courtesy from him when fighting him.
  • It Amused Me: Once he lets himself get 'kidnapped' by Yuri and meets Dr. Arith who is looking for experiment subject. Frankenstein quickly shows Arith just how far below him she is.
  • The Lancer: To Rai.
  • Mad Scientist: Invoked Trope by both him and The Union. The Union & Lagus Tradio painted him as this in the stories they spread to turn humans and nobles against him, and he realized that acting this way had its advantages since they wouldn't use hostages against him if they thought he didn't care about human lives.
  • Neat Freak: Very few things annoy Frank more than someone messing up his meticulously clean mansion; something Shinwoo & co. are often unwittingly guilty of. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Oh, Crap!: In contrast to Rai, he induces this to the enemies before fighting them.
  • Ojou Ringlets: He used to have them until Art Evolution took place.
  • Papa Wolf: As seen in episode 359 when he nearly attacks Muzaka after he finds several members of his household (who he calls "his kids") unconscious and injured in front of him. He is barely stopped by Raizel, who confirms it was not Muzaka's doing.
  • Pet the Dog: When he allows M-21, Tao and Takeo to stay in his house after their Heel Face Turns.
  • Power Limiter: Apparently imposed by Rai, though he can release it himself.
  • Power Nullifier: Apparently Frank's attack has this effect on the Agents' Healing Factor.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: Instead of using humans to advance his research, Frankenstein claims that he experimented on himself.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Due to his contract with Rai and being a modified human he is likely 1000 years old, if not older.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As the principal of his school.
  • Screw You, Elves!: When he arrives on Lukedonia, he's absolutely furious with nobles for their holier-than-though attitude. He mellows out a little during his time with Rai, but still doesn't care much for them, seeing nothing wrong with putting family leaders to domestic tasks.
  • Slasher Smile: When he really lets loose.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Frankenstein is a wealthy high school principal, whom after 800 years of being his own man, immediately reappoints himself as butler, caretaker & bodyguard of the Noblesse, whom he was looking for the entire time.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Rai.
  • You Are Number 6/My Hero Zero: Of the Raizel Knights. Tao gave him the honorary number zero.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: His Dark Spear feeds on souls and becomes stronger with each soul taken, it is constantly trying to devour his soul, and it often demands Frankenstein to feed the enemies to it.


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