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    In General 

  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Even before the Tragedy of Sabrier, their required Lawful Neutral position lead them to do some pretty messed up things for the sake of keeping the world balanced and orderly, including locking up and killing their own family members because an old lady who lived in their basement told them to.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Downplayed They subscribe pretty heavily to My Master, Right or Wrong, ritually execute beloved family who "threaten the world with their existence," and form contracts with the creatures dwelling in the Eldritch Location they guard.
  • The Chosen Many: The reason why they're Baskervilles is not because of blood ties, but rather because of being chosen by the lights of the Abyss, later revealed to be sent by the Jury.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Baskervilles are strongly associated with the Abyss, which is populated by various abominations. However, they -as a whole- aren't a malicious organization, and actually try to protect the world from the dangers of the Abyss. They aren't precisely good people, but they're far from evil.
  • Hero Antagonist: Zigzagged. They start out the story as menacing assassins, but their actions are given more sympathetic explanations halfway through the story. However, despite their initially noble cause, they're willing to do some seriously shady things to get what they want and don't often care for the human lives it will cost. This becomes important in the climax, where when choosing between Jack's and Oswald's options of how to deal with The End of the World as We Know It, the protagonists' Take a Third Option, as both Jack's and Oswald's are equally unacceptable to them.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: At first. But they lose their moral high ground pretty quickly in the current era, slipping into Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Their connection to the Abyss means they distort the world around them, and this is all the more true for those chosen to be Glen Baskerville's vessel. There's a lot of downsides about it not even Baskervilles knew of, too, like the fact that they weren't actually chosen by the Abyss, but by the Juries to act as their personal enforcement squad to kill anything the Jury couldn't control, including members of their own families.
  • Kick the Dog: After Glen left for Sablier, all of the Baskervilles besides Lottie and Doug began to beat the captive Break, and even Sharon.
  • Super Toughness: Being more Chain than human, the only powers related to the Abyss can mortally wound them.
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    Glen Baskerville 

Glen Baskerville / Oswald Baskerville

Voiced by: Kissho Taniyama
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The enigmatic leader of the Baskervilles and the one who caused the Tragedy of Sabliér. Or so we thought. Based on the Red King from Through the Looking-Glass.

  • Adorkable: Just look at him at that time when he squeezes his cheeks bemusedly after Jack says that he's looking sterner than normal.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Lacie.
  • The Atoner: He attempted to atone for killing Lacie by taking care of her daughter, Alice.
  • Awesome by Analysis: It was his job to dig up dirt on everyone and anyone before he became Glen. Jack is understandably shocked when Oswald deconstructs and explains his existence to Levi when they first meet.
  • Battle Butler: To Levi, the previous Glen.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He does not react well when Jack suggests bringing Lacie back from the dead, yelling at him that she's dead and never coming back.
    • When he realized Jack was the one attempting to plunge the world into the Abyss, he began screaming at Jack to stop and crying.
    • Post-Tragedy Glen is all caught up in revenge and thinks Jack is absolutely despicable. And he slaughtered multiple people for comparing him to Jack. Unbeknownst to him, Jack does the exact same thing when people compare him to Glen...
  • Big Bad: It was assumed that he was the one behind the Tragedy of Sablier until it was revealed Jack was the one who did it, and Glen wasn't all that bad.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He cared a lot about his sister Lacie. Later subverted when he plans to go back to the past and kill her in order to prevent the Tragedy of Sabliér and then Double Subverted since at the end he realizes he can't bring himself to kill Lacie.
  • Break the Cutie: The days when he and Lacie could be found racketeering all over the Baskerville mansion are long gone.
  • The Comically Serious: Consider how often he keeps his poker face in otherwise hilarious scenes.
  • Cool Uncle: While he didn't get along with Alyss, his niece Alice adored him so much that she named her beloved stuffed rabbit after him.
  • Feather Motif: Black feathers, like the Five Black-Feathered Chains he controls.
  • Grand Theft Me: As of Retrace LXXVIII, Glen's consciousness has fully taken over Leo, now that all Sealing Stones are destroyed. Glen has also remarked that Leo doesn't even have the strength to fight against his influence.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Levi, seemingly, as Oswald was Levi's attendant before the former became Glen. Oswald also seem to feed Levi information pertaining to nobles that attended Baskerville banquets and balls. As the Glen candidate, he was always by Levi's side.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Becomes disturbingly similar to Jack in his obsession with setting right what Jack did wrong.
  • Hidden Depths: His expressions have now extended to THREE ranges: the poker face, the shocked face and the 'I've just totally lost it' face. We even get a tiny smile now and then. Plus, he genuinely cares for Alice and Gilbert. When he realizes that Sablier will be thrown into the Abyss, he immediately thinks about what he can do to save as many people as possible. Glen has clearly asserted himself as a very different character as opposed to the individual he was first introduced as.
  • Immortality: A mix of Body Surf, Legacy Immortality and From a Single Cell, though the latter doesn't work with Abyss-related powers. Interrupting the ceremony also triggered Resurrective Immortality, and subsequently, Grand Theft Me on Leo.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Never directly stated, but very much implied. Levi describes him as popular, but Jack says that Glen was often found in solidarity. He composes his own melodies and it appears as though Gilbert often found him in his study whenever he couldn't sleep. Brainy but lonely, our Glen is.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for Lacie being a Child of Ill Omen and believes that the Tragedy of Sablier was "undoubtedly caused by his naivete."
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Being the leader of the powerful Baskervilles isn't as great as it sounds. On top of distorting the world around him even more than usual for a Baskerville, poor Oswald was unlucky enough to end up making his sister Lacie a Child of Ill Omen. Of course, with the revelation that the Baskervilles were created to kill spanners like the Children of Ill Omen, it may well be the other way around.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: As part of his role as Glen, he had to send his beloved sister Lacie to the Abyss. Later, he plans to travel back in time and kill her younger self so that the Tragedy of Sabliér never happens, but in the end he realizes he can't do it.
  • Love Makes You Evil: It is believed he caused the Tragedy of Sabliér when he lost his love Lacie to the Abyss. Subverted as it turns out that everything that happened to "him" actually happened to Jack instead.
  • Meaningful Name: Think of how it's pronounced: Ozwald. It turns out Oz was named after him. Plus, Oswald, broken down into its two elements, means 'os' (god) and wald (rule). Oswald has been described as king of the emissaries of the Abyss on occasion and his character is based upon the Red King from Alice in Wonderland.
  • Mercy Kill: Ordered the massacre at Sabliér in a last, desperate attempt to save the citizens from being pulled into the Abyss. If he couldn't save them from the Tragedy, he'd at least save their souls from being cut off from the 100 year cycle of rebirth.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Mentions that he finds Jack fascinating. An amused Levi thought he meant this in a romantic sense.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He knocks Jack out seconds after the latter reunites with and embraces Lacie. In the Pandora Hearts Volume 22 Drama CD, he disapproves of Levi being in love with Lacie.
  • Oblivious to Love: Oswald is completely clueless about the affections of Lottie and Miranda Barma. While the latter may be excusable since she was obsessed with collecting her love interests' heads and only moved in the shadows so as to secretly secure her prey, the former was extremely obvious.
  • Parental Substitute: To Alice and Gil.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Has this effect with the red Baskerville robe and his black outfit. Then it's subverted, since he wasn't a villain in the true backstory and during his time as an antagonist in the modern era he wears only black.
  • Sanity Slippage: The Tragedy of Sablier screwed him up. Unlike other survivors, though, he dealt with it by getting hung up over revenge.
  • The Scapegoat: He is believed to be the evil mastermind that sent Sablier into the Abyss and was stopped by the hero Jack. Then it's revealed Jack was the one who tried to send the world into the Abyss and Oswald was merely framed for it after the Tragedy.
  • Set Right What Once Was Wrong: After possessing Leo, he sets his goal as travelling back to the past and killing Lacie in order to prevent the Tragedy from ever happening. He is also very willing to kill Oz (and subsequently, Jack) to stop them from interfering. Subverted, though, as Rufus points out that he's only claiming to be trying to right wrongs, and in reality is motivated by revenge. In the end, he manages to go back in time, but can't bring himself to kill his sister.
  • Ship Tease: He and Lottie were broached as a possible pairing. Then Miranda muscled in on the plot and that ship burned before it left the harbor.
  • Shoot the Dog: Upon becoming the next Glen Baskerville, he was forced to send his sister Lacie into the Abyss. And to prevent the next tragedy, he tries to execute Oz, someone he admitted earlier was just an unfortunate, pitiful existence.
  • So Proud of You: He and Gil have a moment that messes up your grey cells. Gil has just shot Oz on Oswald's orders, seems to be down with a severe case of PTSD and Oswald ends up patting him on the shoulder and saying that he's happy Gil is still his servant.
  • Spirit Advisor: Along with the previous Glens, he was this towards Leo, though, the latter didn't really appreciate the help, considering how the voices established his status as "the weird one", and eventually was able to get them blocked out. At least for the time being.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: As stoic and aloof as he might be, he had a minor soft spot for Gilbert back when they were master and servant, not to mention a very clear soft spot for his dear sister Lacie. Unfortunately, he had a soft spot for Jack, who was his best friend, as well. That last example didn't end well for him.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He was this in the past but ultimately subverts the "well-intentioned" part in the present. He managed to avert the end of the world all those years ago, (even if averting it involved murdering everyone in the city), but despite his initially noble intentions for this horrible act, it's revealed his actions in the modern era (having Gilbert shoot Oz during his Heroic BSoD, slaughtering scores of people for saying Jack's name, going back in time to stop Jack from meeting Lacie by killing his sister) are motivated by revenge.

    Levi Baskerville 

Levi Baskerville / Glen Baskerville

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"This really is too hilarious a tale!"

The former Glen Baskerville, preceding Oswald. He impregnated Lacie as part of an experiment and is the father of both Alice and the Intention of the Abyss. When he died, he became the chain Humpty Dumpty.

  • Disappeared Dad: He died shortly after the birth of his daughters, the Alice twins.
  • Dissonant Serenity
    • He frequently does this, such as when warning Jack Vessalius that he could have him killed and nobody would notice.
    • Another example is when he explains to a young Lacie about her fate without having the smile on his face waver.
  • For Science!: He impregnated Lacie as part of an experiment: to see if her child could become a host for the Core of the Abyss and how this factor would affect the immortal Baskervilles.
  • Hellish Pupils: Oh yes. There have been hints here and there that indicate they weren't always that way, though.
  • It Amused Me: He tells Leo he doesn't care about the consequences his actions have as long as they keep him entertained.
  • Purple Eyes: He controls five incredibly powerful Chains and is in charge of protecting the Abyss. Naturally, Alice and Intention of the Abyss inherited their eye color from him.
  • Spirit Advisor: See Oswald above.
  • Walking Spoiler: His existence is an indication of the fact that Glen Baskerville is not a normal human.
  • Was Once a Man: Then he rotted into what we now know as Humpty Dumpty.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Not exactly evil, but definitely not portrayed as a nice person.
  • Wife Husbandry: Though, without the marriage. He and Lacie had a father-daughter relationship that eventually grew to something that resembled a relationship between two lovers. It is stated in the Volume 18.5 Evidence Guidebook that he "liked Lacie as a mature woman" and claims to be in love with Lacie in the Volume 22 Drama CD, though Lacie doesn't believe him and claims it was a joke to see how Oswald would react to the confession.

    Noise Baskerville 

Noise Baskerville

Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi
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Echo's psychotic and murderous Split Personality. Unlike Echo, she's obsessed with Vincent. She's later revealed to be the original owner of the body and she became insane as a result of the influence of her Chain Duldee.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: She was initially unable to control her Chain, Duldee, forcing the Chain to create a Split Personality just to keep her sane. This made her an aberration in the eyes of her fellow Baskervilles, who then confined her in a cell.
  • Ax-Crazy: Duldee's influence has made her batshit insane.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She loves Vincent because he was the only one to get close to her and didn't treat her like a freak because of her Split Personality.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Shortly before dying, Noise finally remembers what she really wanted was to protect Vincent and be there for him as a big sister.
  • Bokukko: Uses the male pronoun Boku to refer to herself, in order to imitate Vincent. She goes back to using Watashi once she remembers her true wish to protect Vincent.
  • Broken Bird: When Vincent met her, Noise was a sad and lonely girl who was forced to live in a cell due to being unable to control her Chain and developing a Split Personality as a result.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Noise kidnapped and seems to have being stabbing Ada for start being so close to Vincent.
  • Commonality Connection: With Vincent. They sympathized with each other because both were treated like aberrations by other people. Noise came to share Vincent's idea that if two "weird" people are together, then they wouldn't be "weird" anymore.
  • Cool Big Sis: What the original Noise was for Vincent. She wanted to care for him and protect him as a big sister. Duldee's influence, however, turned those feelings into a twisted obsession and Noise became the Yandere she's now.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When the Baskervilles realized she couldn't control her Chain, instead of breaking her contract, they locked her up and threw away the key. In all likelihood, this probably made things worse. She's only out now because the Abyss swallowed Sablier and everything in it, and the Baskervilles need her too much to lock her away again.
  • Demonic Possession: The real Noise is actually possessed by Duldee. Echo frees Noise from Duldee shortly before both die.
  • Dying as Yourself: Echo finally releases Noise from Duldee's control and she gets to remember her original wish to protect Vincent. Almost immediately afterwards, Noise's body disintegrates.
  • Evil Albino: Subverted. Noise turns out to not be evil; she's just possessed by Duldee.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Due to Duldee's influence, Noise tries to kill Vincent so he can't belong to anyone else. Fortunately, Echo stops her and releases her from Duldee's control.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When Echo severs Duldee's influence over her, Noise realizes that she only ever wanted to protect Vincent as a sister, but failed. She sees Ada comforting him and sees he's finally found someone who can help him be happy, allowing Noise to pass on in peace.
  • Mad Love: She's obsessed with Vincent and will do anything to have him for herself. Vincent, for his part, doesn't seem to care that much about Noise and takes advantage of her feelings to manipulate her.
  • Meaningful Name: Noise, a sound louder than an echo, meaning that she's the dominant one. Also, her alias "Zwei" means "two" in German, signifying that more than one personality inhibits her body. Interestingly enough, she was the first personality, so logically Echo should be "Zwei" instead. However, since Echo is still a less warped version of the original Noise than the current Noise is...
  • Older Than She Looks: She was alive before the Tragedy of Sablier, making her over 100 years old. She still looks like a young girl because the Baskervilles have a much longer lifespan.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: She can't remember her real name. "Noise" is the name Vincent chose for her as her other personality was named Echo.
  • Power Incontinence: Noise was unable to control her Chain Duldee, and was often possessed by her and forced to go off on violent rampages. This resulted in Noise's confinement from the outside world prior to the Tragedy of Sablier and Duldee creating the artificial personality Duldum/Echo to keep Noise sane.
  • Pre-Insanity Reveal: Noise wasn't always a murderous maniac. Before the Tragedy of Sablier, she was just a meek and fragile girl who was scared of completely losing her mind because of the influence of her Chain.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Echo's Blue Oni. Noise is loud, outspoken and bloodthirsty, while Echo is quiet, submissive and stoic. This is reflected by their clothes; Noise wears a blood-red cape and Echo wears a blue dress.
  • Sadist: Her favourite thing is the pain of other people.
  • Slasher Smile: She usually sports a psychotic, bloodthirsty grin on her face.
  • Split-Personality Makeover: Echo has dead eyes, free flowing hair, dresses in uniform, has a calm/stale posture and a voice that is generally gentle/weak, though devoid of emotion. When turning into Noise her eyes go wild with ecstasy, she braids her hair with an ornament, strips of all clothing (dressing up in a nightgown and blood-red cape), moves as if she was the star of a play and shouts/screams her words.
  • Split Personality Take Over: Retrace LXXXV shows Noise throwing Echo into the depths of her mind. Although Retrace LXXXIX reveals that Echo is in fact the split personality while Noise is the original owner of the body. So until Vincent ordered her to swap with Noise, Echo was the one taking over.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Long ago, she was a meek and lonely girl who wanted to protect her Only Friend Vincent as a big sister. Then Duldee corrupted her mind and Noise turned into the batshit crazy Yandere we know.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Unlike Echo, Noise is violent, sadistic and psychotic. Then it gets subverted when it's revealed Noise is merely under Duldee's influence.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Duldee is the main source of her power and psychotic behavior.
  • Yandere: She will kill anyone who gets in her way of having Vincent for herself, be it Ada or Vincent himself. Subverted because Noise was only acting like that because of Duldee's influence.

    Charlotte Baskerville 

Charlotte "Lottie" Baskerville

Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi
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Known mostly as Lottie. A Baskerville who first appears to interrogate Oz with Fang and Doug. The two previously mentioned Baskervilles, as well as Lily Baskerville, seem to follow her lead. Lottie is placed very high in the Baskervilles' internal hierarchy, but she's also a bit unhinged.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Not always, but most of the time, usually in conjunction with an Impossibly-Low Neckline. The outfit she's wearing in her picture is typically her default.
  • Affably Evil: After a good bit of character development.
  • Anti-Villain: She holds herself to certain standards and has good intentions, like all Baskervilles.
  • Ax-Crazy: Especially in her first appearance. Even though she gets better, there's still something a little out of whack when it comes to her and violence
  • Bi the Way: She was way too comfortable poisoning Ada through mouth-to-mouth. It's worth noting that this scene is unique to the anime.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On her master Glen. See Stalker with a Crush.
  • Boobs of Steel: Though they're often hidden by her cloak, she's got huge breasts. She's also quite the badass and one of the highest-ranking Baskervilles, if not actually Glen's Number Two.
  • Brains and Bondage: She's scarily intelligent when she isn't acting like a sex-crazed maniac.
  • Catchphrase: She refers to herself as "big sister". She also tends to refer to men younger than her, such as Oz, Vincent, and Elliot, as "my boy" or "little boy."
  • Character Development: Before the series began, she went from being a charming and shy control-freak of a girl to being a peppy, psychotic wreck. Once again, it all comes down to The Tragedy of Sablier. In the series proper, she's gone from being a Faux Affably Evil psycho who only cared about finding Glen and who enjoyed inflicting pain to being someone who expresses distaste for unnecessary cruelty, and then to being an Anti-Villain who genuinely feels sorry for Oz because he lost his two best friends and is willing to reinterpret her orders for the sake of others.
  • Characterization Marches On: Compare her personality during her first major appearance (Faux Affably Evil Ax-Crazy psychopath who sadistically toyed with Oz) with her personality during her second major appearance (she had calmed down considerably and was visibly disgusted when Vincent vented his frustration by beating Echo, who had nothing to do with his mood).
  • Control Freak: She had elements of this to her personality before the Tragedy of Sablier.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Lily. She also refers to herself as 'big sister'. See Third-Person Person below.
  • Curtains Match the Window: A downplayed example in that she has light pink hair and dark pink eyes.
  • Cute and Psycho: At first, at least. While she's calmed down some, in her first appearance she was an attractive young woman who acted a bit ditzy... and who also enjoyed tormenting Oz.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: The only times she's been seen without one was in the past or when she wore a ball gown to Isla Yura's mansion.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She is devoted to her master Glen and cares about her Baskerville comrades. She's also like a nurturing older sister to Lily, and she was shocked and saddened by Fang's death.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Though like all Baskervilles, it's hard to really call her "evil," she was rather pissed with Vincent when she found him beating up Echo for no real reason. Later, she was clearly horrified and appalled when the recently resurrected Glen executed a wounded and defeated member of Pandora by stabbing him through the mouth (and presumably tongue) just for speaking Jack's name in front of him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When she's first introduced. She later shifts toward Affably Evil.
  • Genki Girl: A subdued example, but throughout the entire series, she's remained constantly lively and full of energy.
  • Hair Decorations : Before the Tragedy of Sablier, she wore a ribbon tying her hair back. In the present, she sometimes wears a flower in her hair.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Just look at it.
  • In Love with the Mark: Not necessarily in love, but she and Break have been getting friendly as of late, despite them being enemies by obligation.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: She wore an elegant gown when the Baskervilles infiltrated Isla Yura's manor, and she continued to kick ass.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Although she's not sleeping with anyone we know of, she sure as hell acts like she is with several characters.
  • Knife Nut: She keeps at least one blade on her at all times.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's a beautiful woman with a large chest and a penchant for low cut tops.
  • Mysterious Past: Nothing of her life before she joined the Baskervilles has been revealed.
  • Noble Demon: Post-Character Development. See Even Evil Has Standards.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: Where she kept her knives in the past. She might keep them there in the present as well (when she's wearing an outfit that has sleeves, that is), but we've never seen where she pulls her knives from.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Her favorite outfit.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: After Jack started calling her Lottie, everyone else did too.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Retrace LXXXVI, Break, Sharon, Sheryl, and other members of Pandora are at the Baskervilles' mercy. Instead of taking pride in the Baskervilles' victory and being the peppy borderline Genki Girl that she usually is, she is instead shown brooding quietly with a frown on her face.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Even though she's attractive anyway, she looked quite fetching during the Isla Yura arc when she wore a nifty ballgown and had her hair tied up.
  • She's Got Legs: And Mochizuki seems to love showing off every inch of them.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She is introduced as an alluring deranged lady. And then the Chain comes out, she shows off her combat skills and she has high authority within the Baskervilles. She may look like a prostitute, but watch out.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She had a tendency to hide behind trees and spy on Glen back in Sablier. Taken to extremes in the Omake, but it's always Played for Laughs.
  • Stripperific: She typically wears a corset, a miniskirt, and her Baskerville Cloak. That's about it.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: That awkward moment in Retrace XLI when Break came dangerously close to dropping a piece of candy into her cleavage.
  • Third-Person Person: When referring to herself as 'big sister'.
  • Whip It Good: One of her Weapons Of Choice.
  • Worthy Opponent: Lottie has the utmost respect for Xerxes Break. After the latter's death, she regrets never being able to fight alongside him instead of against him, and she promises to watch over Oz on his behalf.
    Lottie: "In the end...we didn't get the chance to fight side by side. I will watch over that boy on your behalf...until the very end...so that you can rest in peace. May your soul...return to this earth, once it has completed its hundred-year-cycle."
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink hair, in her case.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: A constant Type A.

    Fang Baskerville 

Fang Baskerville

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A skilled Baskerville who works for Lottie. Something of a Token Good Teammate and, when we actually see him, a tactician of sorts.

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    Doug Baskerville 

Doug Baskerville

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A stoic giant who seems to be Lottie's bodyguard. Despite his size, he's quite fast and an extremely skilled fighter.

  • Carry a Big Stick: His weapon of choice is a massive morning star (spiked mace).
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Doug really cares for Lottie, Fang, and Lily, and he is more than willing to take the bullet for any one of them. Case in point, when Sheryl used Owl to blind and deafen everyone, including Break and the Baskervilles he was fighting, Doug's first instinct was to grab Lottie and Lily and shield them with his body.
  • Genius Bruiser: He doesn't talk much so we don't know exactly how smart he is, but Doug is not stupid. In fact, he and Vincent were once seen playing chess together, and though Vince beat Doug quite easily, the fact that such a skilled player would want to play against Doug should say something. He is also one of the most perceptive characters in the series.
  • Hidden Depths: A recap shows that he can actually draw well.
  • In the Hood: He's the only one of the named Baskervilles who seems to insist on always wearing his hood.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The dude is massive and hits like a tank with his weapon of choice: a massive spiked mace. He's also ridiculously fast; Lottie and Lily often use him as a means of quick transport, and he was nimble enough to keep up with Break in a fight. And he was tough enough to take a hit from the Mad Hatter and survive.
  • Noble Demon: He'll follow orders to the letter, but he himself is not at all evil. Case in point: aside from Lottie, he was the only Baskerville who didn't beat Break in retaliation for killing Baskervilles earlier.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Fang, Lottie, and Lily.
  • The Quiet One: Doug rarely says a word, preferring to let Fang or Lottie talk for him, and when he does speak, it's usually only a word at a time.
  • The Stoic: One wonders if he even has emotions.

    Lily Baskerville 

Lily Baskerville

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A young girl taken in by the Baskervilles after surviving severe abuse from her family, of whom believed she was a product of the devil. Quite cheery most of the time and appears strikingly innocent compared to the rest of the Baskervilles, but can get extremely sinister.

  • Bratty Half-Pint: When she doesn't get her way.
  • Break the Cutie: Her backstory, along with the fact that she was forced to participate in the Tragedy of Sablier at the age of 12, has messed her up REALLY badly.
  • Character Development: Maybe less so than many of the other characters, but she hated Break with a violent passion after he killed Fang. Later, she decides to stay with Sharon and Reim to help protect his body from Chains.
  • Creepy Child: She's a cheery young girl who's far too comfortable with violence.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's a cute little girl that cheerfully orders her Chain to maul and kill people.

    Lacie Baskerville 

Lacie Baskerville

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"I despise common sense. If you listen to what everyone tells you without question, you'll lose the ability to think."

A Child of Ill Omen of the Baskerville Household. She was believed to be Glen/Oswald's lost love and the reason he went mad and caused the Tragedy of Sablier. In actuality she was Oswald's little sister, as well as the mother of the Alice twins. Jack was the one who was obsessed with her and caused the Tragedy of Sablier out of his twisted devotion for her. Based on the Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Because she was a Child of Ill Omen, she was forced to live in a tower isolated from everyone.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Oswald during their teen years, it seems. Whenever they had fights, Lacie would run away from home and would only come back after Oswald apologized to her. She mellowed out as an adult.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: As a Child of Ill Omen with the ability to interact with the Core of the Abyss, her existence is a threat to the world's stability. She's actually a subversion, as the Jury, who feared and hated the Children of Ill Omen's immunity to fate, made it up so the Baskervilles would kill them.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: The only reason she seemed to agree with Levi's "experiment" was so that, through her child becoming the vessel for the Core of the Abyss, the Core of the Abyss wouldn't have to be alone anymore.
  • Broken Bird: Subverted. She seems to have a practical and bitter outlook on life due being told from a young age that she would die, but Retrace LXXII reveals that she genuinely loves the world because she was able to see its darkness as well as its beauty.
  • Cessation of Existence: Her fate in the Abyss. Lacie's body and soul immediately were torn apart by the darkness of the Abyss.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's cute, cheerful and enjoys dancing in the raining blood of the men she killed. She grows out of it as an adult.
  • Dissonant Laughter: After killing the two men that had attacked Jack and her.
  • The Faceless: Until Retrace LXVI.
  • Famous Last Words:
    "I'm sorry."
  • Genki Girl: At a certain point, according to what we've seen of her young adult life. This wears away as she gets older, her loneliness and imminent fate catching up to her. It's worth noting that although she certainly did have a Genki Girl attitude during her young adult life, she was also disturbing and oddly philosophical at the time.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Before her brother threw her into the Abyss, he saw Lacie smiling.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her usual outfit. Subverted though.
  • Hidden Depths: Lacie was more than just a Lost Lenore. She put a lot of thought into conventional morality, openly questioning why some things are considered "wrong" and never resented her inevitable fate.
  • Living Emotional Crutch:
    • She was this to Jack, in a twisted way. She's the one thing that gave Jack the will to live on and being with Lacie is the only way he can feel alive. However, his feelings for Lacie don't come from love, but from pure obsessive hatred and resentment; he has grown to hate her so much that he needs her by his side to live and know who he is.
    • She was also this to the Core of the Abyss. Lacie was its only friend and when she died, the Core became more lonely than ever and tried to take care of the body Lacie left for it (the Intention).
  • The Lost Lenore: To Jack. Losing her finally drove him over the edge and he caused the Tragedy of Sablier in an attempt to bring the world she loved to her in the Abyss. Later subverted in that his feelings for Lacie are not romantic.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She's revealed to be the mother of the Alice twins.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Deconstructed. Lacie brought light to Jack's life with her charm and quirkiness. Jack wanted to live so he could see Lacie again, but over the years it took him to find her, Jack grew to hate her and resent her for tying him down with the desire to meet her again and making him so dependant of her.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: Her feelings for Jack were as ambiguous as his feelings for her. She claimed that she only saw him as a toy, but there were hints that she cared about him as more than that. When Jack gets to see the fragment of her final feelings and memories, it's confirmed she did have some feelings for him, but she could also tell that what Jack felt for her wasn't love which made her distance herself from him.
  • Meet Cute: With Jack.
  • Missing Mom: She died in the Abyss while pregnant with the Alice twins. Therefore her daughters were born in the Abyss and never met her.
  • Morality Chain: To Jack. When she died, he didn't care about anything anymore and decided to throw the world into the Abyss, believing it would make Lacie happy.
  • My Secret Pregnancy: No one knew of her "experiment" with Levi while she was alive. Jack only learned about it through Levi.
  • The Not-Love Interest: Lacie fulfills nearly perfectly the role of a dead love interest for Jack and he's clearly very obsessed with her, but the exact nature of his feelings remained very ambiguous since the beginning. Jack searched restlessly for her for eight years after meeting her and tried to spend as much time with her as possible once he found her, as well as repeatedly describing the unmatched peace of mind being around her gave to him. However, it became clear something unnerving was going on with their relationship when Lacie posed a minor experiment to find out if Jack intended to initiate a romantic or sexual partnership with her, and his lack of passion/disgust/any reaction was so extreme Lacie became frightened of him and concluded it was impossible for him to love anyone at all. The fact that Jack was not in love with Lacie was finally confirmed in the last volume, where he reveals (or rather, confirms) the chilling fact that he cannot love anybody, as well as expanding upon that with something even more chilling: that his obsession with Lacie comes from absolute hatred rather than compassion, because he has long lost any sense of identity and his hatred for her is so strong it's the only thing that can remind him who he is and make him feel the slightest bit alive.
  • Only Friend: To the Core of the Abyss. To try to alleviate this, she had Levi sew the two rabbits that would become Oz, and left both him and her children to the Core to keep it company after her death. It didn't work out well.
  • Peerless Love Interest: Subverted. The readers are given the impression that Jack must love Lacie, but idolizes her to such an extreme that he doesn't dare to push their relationship even when she gives him the opportunity to do so, being satisfied with just being by her side. However, it's eventually made clear that the reason was that Jack never loved Lacie, but her existence represented the only thing that gave him peace of mind.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Her death was the trigger for the events that started the entire main plot.
  • Posthumous Character: She was cast into the Abyss because she was a Child of Ill Omen and died long before the start of the series. We only get to know her through flashbacks.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She had waist-length hair.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As a Child of Ill Omen, Lacie has red eyes.
  • The Runaway: She meets Jack after running away from the Baskervilles. It is implied that that wasn't the first time she's done that.
  • Significant Anagram: Lacie is an anagram of Alice.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The setting of Pandora Hearts would've been different had she not met Jack Vessalius and had not given birth to twins within the Abyss.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Played with. She was a young woman doomed to die from a young age, but she didn't resent her fate. She loved the world immensely, the good and the bad, and was thankful she had the chance to experience it. She cared for the Core and made sure it wouldn't be alone after her death. She also liked killing those slavers a bit too much and had a strange world view.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: As Glen pointed out, she was really the cause of the whole Tragedy of Sablier; she met Jack and he went crazy for her, she gave to the core of Abyss the stuffed rabbits which became Oz the B-Rabbit, she's the mother of Alice, the instrument Jack used to orchestrate the tragedy, and the poor girl was just trying to live her short life at her fullest and trying to make something to made some people happy.
  • Uptown Girl: She was a member of the high-ranked Baskerville family, while Jack was the bastard son of a noble man who grew up in the streets. Jack had to climb the social ranks in order to meet her again. It's subverted when it's revealed Jack isn't in love with her.
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing too much about Lacie gives away very big reveals involving Jack and Glen/Oswald, as well as the fact that she's the mother of the Alice twins.
  • Woman in White: When she met Jack, she was wearing a white sundress.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Since she was a child, she was told she must be cast to the Abyss by the black-feathered chains and be killed Deader Than Dead.
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