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Witch Cult


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Tropes which commonly apply to the Archbishops of Sin and associated members.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Why Petelgeuse Romani-Conti founded them and who his partner was have yet to be reveal.
  • Apocalypse Cult: Seek to release the Witch of Envy, who swallowed the other Witches and half the world before she was sealed. What exactly releasing her would mean is not clear, but it is guaranteed to cause more than enough of death and destruction - not that most cultists care for that.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Played with - at first sight, it sure seems like there's no way the Archbishops' powers could be used for benevolent purposes. But it is later revealed that the Authorities of Sin take the shape of their powers depending on what their wielders desire, without their control. In other words, they're bad powers because they're held by bad people.
    • Subverted with Petelgeuse, who was, at first, a kind and caring man, despite being part of the Cult. But then he absorbed the Sloth Factor in order to have a chance against Pandora and Regulus, even though he knew that he was incompatible. This fact, plus that he murdered his lover Fortuna by accident, eventually drove him insane.
  • Co-Dragons: The Archbishops seem to play this role for Pandora, the enigmatic eighth Witch of Sin and the Cult's Mysterious Benefactor.
  • Faceless Goons: The vast majority of the lower-ranked followers are this. They wear uniform dark robes with pointed hoods, covering their faces completely, with most possessing enhanced speed and some kind of shadow-blending spell, wielding daggers and fireballs as their primary weapons. To add emphasis, the vast majority of the lower-ranked mooks appear to be highly expendable.
  • Hate Sink: Per Word of God, the Witch's Cult and its Archbishops were specifically designed to be the biggest, most irredeemable and loathsome scumbags in the setting, with most having flimsy justifications at best for their actions and next to no redeeming qualities.
  • Hit-and-Run Tactics: The Cult's preferred modus operandi. When preparing to assault a target, the Cultists will split into smaller, mobile units and encircle their operating area, cutting off any possibility of warning, escape or reinforcement. Their Gospels providing them with significant amount of foresight and additional information, the Cultists will usually bide their time and strike only when their targets have dropped their guard and are at their weakest. And, should they be repelled by their foe, their commanders seem to have no qualms about sacrificing a few dozen pawns for a chance to slink back into the shadows.
  • Kill on Sight: Most of the population of the world loathes and hates the Witch Cult and would not hesitate to kill any of their members preemptively. Ironically, this has largely aided the Cult in maintaining a degree of secrecy and ambiguity around itself, as very few members could be succesfully captured. Even then, most members would rather commit to a Suicide Attack than risk being captured, so it might not make much of a difference.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Most lower ranked members wear uniform dark robes topped with a pointed, triangular hood, with reddish cutouts for the eyes and an eerie symbol of a large, crimson eye on their forehead. As for the malevolent part, well, being composed of lunatics, sociopaths and all the worst kinds of social outcasts ought to make that part a no-brainer.
  • Non-Indicative Name: As Arc 5 makes evident, despite their name, hardly any of them actually hold any love for the Witch of Envy. They can be more correctly called a loose association of monsters that just happen to gather under the name out of convenience.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: Most members, Archbishops included, join out of personal interest rather than any kind of genuine "faith" in the Witch of Envy. Namely, most become followers after receiving a Gospel, a magic tome capable of "guiding its owner towards their desired future" through vague instructions. Thus, most members only cooperate if and when their Gospels tell them to. It is quite possible, however, that the Gospels are actually being affected to manipulate their owners towards a completely different goal...
  • Religion of Evil: Played with - their initial description and the behaviour of Petelgeuse's faction of the Cult largely play the trope straight, worshipping Satella and seeking to free her from her prison, consequences be damned. What exactly they are hoping to gain from this is unclear, but at least Petelgeuse personally seems to believe he will be "rewarded" for freeing his beloved Witch. However, as more factions of the Cult are showcased, it becomes clear that Petelgeuse's zealots are more of an exception than the rule. In general, the other Archbishops and their subordinates seem to mostly enjoy the benefits that possesing Authorities and Gospels brings them, and only carry out the orders appearing in the Gospels because they believe them to be guides towards personal success. None of the others care for Satella, some even actively despise her, and only see their membership as a convenient means to their own ends. And there are hint that the Cult may not have been evil in the beginning...
  • Seers: All of the members possess Gospels which, to some limited extent, can predict the future. The extent to which they follow their writings vary, but in any case this makes them more dangerous, as it can make them prone towards launching suicidally confident attacks or give them an edge over their unsuspecting targets, not to mention serving as the primary means of recognition, organisation and cooperation. However, Roswaal calls the Gospels "defective", at least compared to his own version, which might mean that the Gospels do not, in fact, predict the future very accurately or not at all, but might instead be serving as something else entirely.
  • Standard Evil Organization Squad: The Archbishops, for the most part. Rather than act as commanders or, more fittingly, priests, the Archbishops mainly take the role of elite enforcers, with only a few choosing to directly command over their subordinates. Then again, even the weakest Archbishop is a powerhouse to not be treated lightly, and the strongest have taken on military fortresses single-handed and come out of the fight unscathed. That said, while the Archbishops can loosely cooperate if their Gospels compel them to, to say they don't like each other would be quite the understatement, and all of them prefer to work alone.
  • Suicide Attack: Are prone to launching these, though how much they actually realise what they are doing is suicidal is up for debate, seeing as their Gospels are supposed to lead them to their desired future...
  • Token Good Teammate: Interestingly, Petelgeuse and his faction seem to have been this before he went mad. They seem to have actively opposed Regulus and his extremist faction when he attacted the Elves of Elior Forrest.
  • Villains Never Lie: Horrible and twisted as they are, the Archbishops of Sin always keep any promises they make.
    Tappei: Oh, they’ll keep promises. When they meet someone, they’ll greet them and give their names. That’s always been the way of filth. They’ll keep a promise, and if they don’t feel like keeping it, they wouldn’t make it in the first place. They just do what they’ve done. If what they want to do is a sneaky action, they’ll be sneaky, and if what they want to do can only be done by being open, they’ll be open. They’re scum.
  • We Have Reserves: The general mindset of most Archbishops and other higher-ranked members. The precise numbers of active Witch Cultists are uncertain, but given they allegedly maintain a presence all over the world, and how liberally their commanders spend the lives of lower-ranked followers, there’s bound to be quite a few.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The Authorities of the Archbishops are developed after they take in Witch Factors. If the person is incompatible with the Witch Factor in question, their personality is likely to be altered and changed. However, most of the Archbishops are already fairly horrible people before inheriting their power and, by conventional standards, are already insane and unhinged.
  • Would Hurt a Child: None of them would hesitate in killing children, and many indeed do, in several of Subaru's loops.

    Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti 

Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti

Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English), Gerardo Alonso (Latin American Spanish)

Fingers voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese, woman), Allegra Clark (English, woman), Xóchitl Ugarte (Latin American Spanish, woman), Hiroshi Yanaka (Japanese, Ketty), Roberto Mendiola (Latin American Spanish, Ketty), Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese, girl), Julie Ann Taylor (English, girl), Gabriela Guzmán (Latin American Spanish, girl), Nobuo Tobita (Japanese, middle-aged man), Kyle Hebert (English, middle-aged man), Jorge Ornelas (Latin American Spanish, middle-aged man), Yuusuke Kobayashi (Japanese, Subaru), Sean Chiplock (English, Subaru), Ricardo Bautista (Latin American Spanish, Subaru)

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Petelgeuse in the flashback 

The Archbishop of Sloth. He's a deeply unstable man who will happily slaughter countless innocents if he believes it's in service to Satella.


  • Added Alliterative Appeal: He loves to play with words in his rants, though it varies depending on the situation. Sometimes he uses common alliteration and other times he repeats a particular subject and uses various adjectives of similar meaning to describe it.
  • Affably Evil: He is always overly polite and respectful to Subaru until finding out the boy's real intent and trying to use Unseen Hand to rip him apart. Made all the more horrifying in that Tappei Nagatsuki stated that he's the nicest of all the archbishops. Let that sink in for a moment...
  • Arch-Enemy: To Subaru. To say the boy hates him is an understatement. After all the hell Petelgeuse puts Subaru through, including killing Rem, Emilia, and everyone else over and over, there is nothing Subaru wants to do but end Petelgeuse's existence. The mere mention of the man is enough to drive Subaru into a burning rage.
  • Arc Villain: Of the third arc of the series.
  • Ax-Crazy: He is so insane that he makes Elsa look like a kitty. His way of talking doesn't help this at all.
  • Bad Boss: Upon hearing that his minions have failed to kill Rem, he grabs one of them and wildly beats them to a pulp. When Rem does show up, he is completely unfazed by his men being slaughtered and even giggles with joy at the sight.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: He had been given the Authority of Sloth, but refused to take it, knowing full well that he was incompatible. But he was forced to take it in order to protect Fortuna and Emilia from Pandora and Regulus. For a while, he managed to use his new powers to protect his loved ones, but, when he accidently killed Fortuna due to Pandora's illusions, it trigerred his downfall to insanity.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: When he was still handsome, he was nothing short of a pleasant and kind man back then.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: During the third arc along with the White Whale.
  • Body Surf: Due to being a spirit, Petelgeuse has an ability that lets him possess the bodies of compatible people in the vicinity every time his current body is killed. Unfortunately, this includes Subaru.
  • Catchphrase:
    "You are truly... slothful."
    "My brain trembles!"
  • Character Tics: Violently biting his own fingers when frustrated.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Very unusual for Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, who plays Petelgeuse by hamming it up sky high and belting all of his lines to maximum dramatic effect.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: After being bested by Subaru and suffering a slippage of whatever sanity was left, his lifeless husk of a body turns into a big, spider-like thing as fast as a cart. However, Subaru manages for the first time to single-handedly kill him in this form, causing his final death.
  • Dark Is Evil: Dresses in the dark cultist robes, has sickly green hair and pale skin with crazed eyes.
  • Defiant to the End: Even while being killed by Puck, he keeps talking back to the spirit.
  • Determinator: In his final moments with his battered and broken body, with no Fingers left to switch to, Petelgeuse still pursues Subaru using his Unseen Hand to propel him like a spider. Subaru gets irritated with how persistent the Sin Archbishop is.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He is the final antagonist of the first anime season and the late volumes of the light novels, but it is clear that even when he was defeated, the stuff with the Witch Cult has just started.
  • Evil Former Friend: Long ago, he was a close father figure to Emilia until he went insane as a result of absorbing the Authority of Sloth and killed her aunt Fortuna.
  • Evil Is Hammy: To put it simply, Petelgeuse's over-the-top hamminess makes both Roswaal and Subaru look tame in comparison.
  • Evil Laugh: He gives off a mad cackle at times.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: In contrast to his creepy face in the present, he was a very attractive man before he went insane.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka will often put on a deeper voice for Petelgeuse compared to his usual characters. Though he reverts back to the usual pitch whenever he's yelling and screaming.
  • Expy: His similarities to Fate/Zero's Caster have been noticed, from his insane ax crazy behavior, to his usage of Dark magic that take the form of shadowy hands, to having an intense obsession with a female character from the past (Caster with Jeanne D'Arc and Petelgeuse with Satella).
  • Fallen Hero: Until around 100 years ago, Geuse was a kindhearted man who was ready to sacrifice himself to protect Emilia and Fortuna. During his fight against Regulus and Pandora, he needed to take the Authority of Sloth which started to make him insane and lost himself completely when he killed Fortuna by mistake.
  • Femme Fatalons: Male example; he has long, sharp red nails.
  • Frontline General: He is always at the forefront of battle, because it doesn't matter if his host body is killed, so long as one of his followers or someone with the witch's scent is in the same area, he will survive through body possession.
  • Glass Cannon: He is capable of killing anyone no matter how tough their body is, so long as his Unseen Hands can grab them. However, his body and and the bodies of the followers he can possess are otherwise normal and can be easily killed, provided his opponent can avoid being killed long enough to get into range.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Knowing full well that he stood no chance against both Regulus and Pandora, but still determined to keep them away from Fortuna and Emilia, Petelgeuse absorbed the Authority of Sloth. He knew that he was incompatible and that the effects of him doing so would be anything but good, but he still did so anyway. It is played tragically as, despite his sacrifice, he ended up killing Fortuna and the trauma from this, alongside the Authority's dark nature, eventually turned him into a raging lunatic that would spend the next one hundred years slaughtering countless towns.
  • Hate Sink: Freudian Excuse notwithstanding, there is nothing redeeming about Petelgeuse who does not stop twisting the knife on Subaru and adding to his suffering.
  • In-Series Nickname: Geuse.
  • Invisible to Normals: His Unseen Hand ability, which allows him to spawn deadly appendages that are invisible to most people.
  • Irony: Because of the nature of his powers, Petelguese has the potential to become a nearly-unstoppable assassin. However, his hammy mannerisms make it obvious where he is and who he is possessing which will make his opponent's wary of his presence.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: His face is so disturbing in the present that it's hard to believe he was a Bishōnen in the past as Geuse.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His presence in the story takes the story from a somewhat dark series to a truly dark and depressing tale on par with Berserk.
  • Laughably Evil: If it wasn't for the sheer eeriness of the setting and Petelgeuse's monstrous actions, he could fit right into a comedy act.
  • Lecherous Licking: Licks Subaru's eye at one point, showing just how disturbing and unhinged he can be.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Geuse was so important to Fortuna that she refused to escape with Emilia and returned to help him in his fight against Regulus and Pandora, fully knowing it would result in her death, all because she couldn't bear the thought of never seeing him again.
  • Love Freak: He can't go more than a few words without mentioning love. And when he gets Subaru's body, he goes on a non-stop rant about the different types of love. May be a case of Love Makes You Crazy.
  • Madness Mantra: Has a habit of repeating the same words in the same sentence, be it about slothfulness, love... anything, really.
  • Motor Mouth: He frequently launches into lengthy, hysterical raves, often commenting on nonsensical observations and musings.
  • Murder by Mistake: While he was fighting Pandora, she used illusions so Petelgeuse would see Emilia's aunt Fortuna as his enemy. Petelgeuse then killed Fortuna with his Unseen Hands thinking she was Pandora. Realizing who he had really killed sealed his descent into madness.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He had this reaction after he killed his lover Fortuna after Pandora tricked him with illusions.
  • My Nayme Is: He's the only Archbishop with a slight variation in the name of his star (Petelgeuse instead of Betelgeuse).
  • Nightmare Face: His default expression, with a Slasher Smile included.
  • No Indoor Voice: As expected of an Ax-Crazy hammy psychopath, he screams many of his dialogue at the top of his voice.
  • Not Quite Flight: He can use Unseen Hand to move across the sky. Those who can't see his hands will only see a weird man flying, all balled up.
  • Parental Substitute: Turns out he was a kind father figure to Emilia before he went insane.
  • Power Stereotype Flip: His Authority of Sloth manifests as invisible hands that allow him to tear people apart without moving his body and his body possession power causes people with the same taint to lose control of their bodies, allowing him to take over. Completely opposite to the sin he represents, Petelgeuse is the definition of Evil Is Hammy. This is actually relevant as Petelgeuse was driven insane because of his incompatibility with the Authority of Sloth.
  • Power Limiter: Petelgeuse's Fingers. With each death, he gains access to more hands and power.
  • Practically Joker: He's an Ax-Crazy Laughably Evil villain with a hammy, nihilistic personality and managed to drive the main character insane. Add in the pale skin and green hair and Petelgeuse is practically The Joker of Isekai anime.
  • Pre-Insanity Reveal: Echidna's trials reveal in the past Petelgeuse was a well-adjusted father figure to Emilia that was in love with her aunt Fortuna. However, absorbing the Authority of Sloth negatively affected his sanity as well the death of Fortuna by his hands finally drove him insane.
  • Puzzle Boss: He isn't as powerful or intelligent as the other Archbishops of Sin, but his powers are subtle and confusing to the uninitiated. He will more likely kill his opponents before they figure them out.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Beatrice knew him over 400 years ago and Geuse claimed that he lived for so long that his age made an adult elf like Fortuna seem like a child.
  • Sanity Slippage: In his final moments he becomes even more unhinged, reduced to blubbering his Madness Mantra.
  • Say My Name: Says this to Subaru right before he gets killed by him.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: His skin and hair are green, while he is fond of dressing in purple.
  • Self-Harm: To demonstrate how off-hinged he is, he has a habit of violently biting his own fingers when agitated or excited. Though it's implied it's actually necessary to activate his Unseen Hands.
  • Shaped Like Itself: His idea of repaying love is to repay it with love.
    "Love! We must repay love with love!"
  • Signature Move: His Unseen Hand ability, which is normally invisible to the naked eye. True to his sloth title, Petelgeuse barely needs to move to use this on a target.
  • Slasher Smile: He is always seen smiling creepily, with a crazed look in his eyes.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The official name for Betelgeuse is spelled with a P, while the pronunciation and namesake are Betelgeuse. As a result, most, if not all dubs refers to him as Betelgeuse. It might be intentionally done.
  • Spock Speak: His hamminess doesn't make him any less well-spoken.
  • Stellar Name: Petelgeuse refers to the Betelgeuse star, aka Alpha Orionis, the second-brightest in the constellation of Orion.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Betelgeuse means "Orion's hand" in Arabic, possibly referring to Petelgeuse's authority.
  • Token Good Teammate: Downplayed. Petelgeuse is explicitly stated by Word of God to be the nicest of all the Archbishops. However, considering he did go mad a hundred years ago, its likely he was a straight example before then.
  • Verbal Tic: Expect him to bombastically drop "DESU!" from time to time.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He falls into even greater insanity and panic when Subaru and his allies gain the upper hand, leading up to his ultimate defeat.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Before Petelgeuse received the Authority of Sloth, he used to be a kindly father figure to Emilia as well as the one who protected her and her aunt.
  • We Used to Be Friends: A hundred years ago, Emilia once saw him as a clear father figure, but in the present time, Petelguese's level of insanity was such that he no longer remebered of her, and took joy in seeing her dead in Subaru's arms. He and Beatrice were also close friends once, and Beatrice mourned him after finding out both at what he had become and that he had died.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark green hair.
  • Your Answer to Everything: Love, especially when he is possessing Subaru.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: He's on the giving end towards Subaru. While everyone else is disgusted by Subaru being covered in the Witch's scent, he takes this as a sign that Subaru is faithful to the Witch and a believer in her love.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: What he attempted to do against both Pandora and Regulus, in order to protect Fortuna and Emilia.
  • Zerg Rush: He exploits the nature of his powers by throwing large masses of his followers at his enemies. The fighters are too distracted by the cultists to worry about his Unseen Hands killing key fighters on the field and he can't be killed as long as his followers or someone with the witch's scent is in the area.

    Regulus Corneas 

Regulus Corneas

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English)

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The Archbishop of Greed. He believes that he has certain rights that can never be violated, such as the ability to speak without ever being interrupted. He also believes that he is entitled to marry beautiful women whose appearances and personalities he deems pleasing, and will force any woman he finds to fit these criteria to marry him. He also forbids his wives from showing emotion, such as smiling, feeling it makes him like their faces less, and overall treats them more like art objects then people.


  • And Now You Must Marry Me: He frequently forces women to marry him, having had almost 300 wives already. Currently, he plans to make Emilia his 79th wife.
  • Arc Villain: Serves as the main villain of the fifth arc, along with Sirius and, to a lesser extent, Capella and the Gluttonies.
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a white longcoat and his Authority makes him so indestructible that he can kill people just by letting them crash into him.
  • Berserk Button: If you value your life, don't disrespect this man's rights. Even something minor like interrupting him while he's talking will result in critical injuries.
  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: After Regulus obtained the Witch Factor of Greed, he killed his own parents and older brothers, then his hometown, and then everyone in the surrounding cities. He also slaughtered his childhood crush's family before he forced her to marry him.
  • The Bluebeard: A variation. Regulus does not want to directly kill his wives, but he will kill them for even slightly upsetting them and has no issue threatening to kill them if he thinks it will give him an advantage.
  • The Brute: Regulus is not particularly clever or intelligent, and has no interest in subtle tactics, preferring to use his authority to brute force his way through any situation.
  • Dirty Coward: The second he loses his overwhelming advantage of being able to freely use his invincibility. He is quick to beg for mercy and give up.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: His defeat at approximately the halfway point of the story marks a major victory for the heroes, as Regulus was the undeniably strongest active Authority user they have had to deal with and his defeat marked the climax of the crucial battle for Priestella.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Crusch dares to be rude enough to interrupt him when he's talking? Gotta cut her arm off!
  • Dissonant Serenity: In his introduction, he acts very nonchalant just after he disintegrated an entire carriage and most of the people inside by simply standing on their way.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Similarly to Petelguese, his entitled behavior and his obsession with having wives is likely meant to be a Take That! to men in real life who feel entitled to unearned respect and affection from women.
  • Entitled Bastard: His most basic characteristic and the reason he is Archbishop of Greed. Regulus feels that because he does not ask for much he is entitled to anything he does want, and will ruthlessly take these things no matter what other people feel.
  • Entitled to Have You: His attitude towards his wives. Upon seeing a woman he thinks is pretty enough for him, he will abduct them, and force them into marriage if he deems them pure enough after an interview, killing them if at any step they don't meet his standards.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Even the most minor offense or sign of disrespect is enough to send this guy into a murderous rage.
  • Hypocrite: Regulus expects people to go along with whatever he says, and has a habit of calling people selfish and greedy for not following his demands, without a ounce of shame for his own selfishness.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies in Arc 5 from the combined efforts of Reinhard, Subaru and Emilia.
  • Light Is Not Good: Unlike the other Archbishops who wear dark clothes, Regulus wears a white outfit that perfectly matches his white hair. He's still evil just like everyone else in the Witch Cult.
  • Motor Mouth: He never shuts up, likes to go on rants about his "rights" and how he hates to have things taken away from him.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Regulus can freeze the time of his body to make it completely indestructible. The only problem with this power is that it stops his heartbeat as well. However, he has another ability named "Lion’s Heart" that allows him to impose his heart on someone else, effectively "hiding" it, while borrowing that target's functional heart to keep him alive even when he freezes his own time.
  • Older Than He Looks: He looks like a young man, but he's really over 100 years old.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He murdered his own parents after becoming the Archbishop of Greed.
  • Stellar Name: His name refers to the Regulus star, the brightest star in the Leo constellation.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: He has amber eyes and is an Archbishop with a very powerful ability to stop his own body's time, making him indestructible.
  • Time Master: His "Time Stop" ability allows him to freeze the time of his body and any object he touches, making it impossible to be destroyed, and allowing it to pass through almost anything and destroy it without resistance.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's less skilled than even Subaru, but wins his fights because he's functionally invincible.
  • Villain in a White Suit: He puts on a white suit for his forced wedding with Emilia.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and he's an Archbishop of the Witch Cult, making him one of the most dangerous villains in the series.

    Archbishops of Gluttony 

Lye Batenkaitos, Roy Alphard, and Louis Arneb

Unlike other Archbishops, the Authority of Gluttony is divided into three siblings.


Tropes applying to the three

  • Ambiguously Human: Though the three are officially stated to be human, their distinctly sharp teeth, unusually similar appearance and Louis's status as a disembodied soul reliant upon possessing the bodies of others puts this claim to question.
  • Arc Villain: Introduced in the third arc and playing a secondary role in the fifth arc, the Gluttony triplets eventually serve as the main villains for the sixth arc.
  • Barefoot Loon: The three are dangerous lunatics and none of them wear shoes.
  • The Beastmaster: Owing to their Authority, Lye and Roy (and Louis as well, presumably) can command Mabeasts around the world to varying degrees. Of the three Great Mabeasts, Lye was only in command of the White Whale, but in Arc 6, Lye and Roy use their Authority to launch a full scale assault on the Pleiades Watchtower using local Mabeast fauna.
  • Enhanced Punch: One of the powers which the three have stolen from their victims using Lunar Eclipse, the "Palm of the Fist King", grants the ability to perform a supernaturally strong and precise punch, capable of breaking through any defensive techniques and shattering physical objects, weapons and organs included.
  • Family Theme Naming: More obvious in the Japanese romaji of the siblings' given names (Rai, Roi, and Rui).
  • Flash Step: One of the powers which the three have stolen from their victims using Lunar Eclipse, the "Leaper Technique", grants the ability to move from one place to another in an instant, creating an effect akin to teleportation.
  • Hulking Out: One of the powers which the three have stolen from their victims using Lunar Eclipse, the "Carnivorous Beast", allows the user to toughen his body and make it both many times more resilient against physical damage, and significantly boost the power of their own attacks.
  • Humanshifting: With Solar Eclipse, they can take on the appearance of the people whose name they have eaten. Only Louis uses this power because she isn't afraid of losing herself in the transformation unlike her brothers.
  • I Know Your True Name: They can't eat fake names; they need to know their target's real name for the Authority of Gluttony to take effect.
  • Memory-Wiping Crew: The main power of the Authority of Gluttony is "eating" people's memories, both the memories of their target and those who remember them. If the target's memories are eaten, they get amnesia, if the target's name is eaten, they're forgotten by everyone they know, but if both the memories and name are eaten, they fall into a coma.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: This is the reason why Lye and Roy don't use Solar Eclipse; whenever they turn into someone whose name they have eaten, they feel like they're at risk of losing their true selves in the transformation. Louis is the only one who isn't afraid of this side effect.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: The long hair of Lye and Louis covers the right half of their faces.
  • Power Copying: With Lunar Eclipse, they can use the abilities and techniques of anyone they have eaten, except fora Spirit User powers or Divine Protections. They are also incapable of stealing Authorities from other Sin Archbishops through such means.
  • Scary Teeth: The three have creepy shark-like teeth.
  • Siblings in Crime: The three are siblings and collectively form the Archbishop of Gluttony.
  • Slasher Smile: The default expression of the three is a maniacal grin, made extra creepy by their Scary Teeth.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's up to you if you choose to call them Lye/Ley, Roy, and Louis or Rai, Roi, and Rui.
  • Stellar Name:
    • Lye's last name Batenkaitos is the traditional name for the star Zeta Ceti, which is part of the constellation Cetus.
    • Roy's last name is a reference to the star Alphard, which is the brightest star in the Hydra Constellation.
    • Louis's last name is also another name for the star Alpha Leporis, which is the brightest star in the Lepus constellation.
  • Two Siblings In One: Louis is actually a mere consciousness without a body that has been trapped inside the Corridor of Memories since her birth. On occasion, she can possess the bodies of her two brothers Lye and Roy to experience the outside world.

Lye Batenkaitos

Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (Japanese), Erik Kimerer (English)

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Lye governs the gourmet aspect of gluttony.


  • Barbarian Longhair: He has very long hair that extends past his thighs, giving him a wild look.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He has a pair of blades attached to the back of his hands.
  • Blood Knight: Unlike Roy, whose only interest is to devour his prey as soon as possible, Lye enjoyed sparring with his enemies and usually gave them a headstart, giving them a chance to prove themselves to be "worthy food" before he could be bothered to fight seriously.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Much like Petelgeuse, Lye has the time of his life when expressing his joy over finding names and memories which he can feast on.
  • Hero Killer: He is the one who ate Rem's memories and name, leaving her in a coma with no one but Subaru remembering her.
  • Ingesting Knowledge: Lye was concerned predominantly with savouring the finest memories of the finest people he could encounter, and specifically sought those with unique talents or skills. Given his Power Copying, it's not difficult to imagine how he might have arrived at the conclusion that knowledge is, very literally, power.
  • Karmic Death: He leaves Rem in a coma and erases her from everyone's memories. Ram eventually avenges Rem by cutting off Lye's head.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Lye was definitely the most proficient fighter of the three siblings, as a result of having devoured dozens if not hundreds of skilled warriors and master fighters over his life, utilising their names and memories to copy their powers and effortlessly spar with multiple protagonists simultaneously in Arc 6.
  • Off with His Head!: He meets his end via decapitation in Arc 6, courtesy of Ram.
  • Picky Eater: Lye often referred to himself as the "intellectual" Sin Archbishop, and proclaimed that, unlike his brother Roy, he would only devour those with interesting and exciting memories, considering them the only "worthy" food out there.
  • Relative Button: Mashes one hard for Ram, fully aware of the consequences. Fact is, Lye is so overjoyed at finally finding someone who wants to avenge one of his forgotten victims, he deliberately goads her so she can give him a proper, vengeful fight at long last. It goes a little too well, however...
  • Thrill Seeker: As the Gourmet aspect of Gluttony, Lye wanted not only to sate his appetite for other people's memories, but also wished to savour the finest, most exhilirating experiences and sensations of his victims.

Roy Alphard

Roy governs the bizarre eating aspect of gluttony.


  • An Arm and a Leg: His fight with Ricardo in Arc 5 costs his opponent an arm, not that Roy was anywhere near satisfied with that.
  • Arch-Nemesis: Becomes one to Julius after devouring his name, causing everyone but Subaru to forget about him.
  • Assimilation Backfire: After breaking into the Pleiades Watchtower, Roy tries to devour the soul of Reid Astrea, the legendary original Sword Saint. However, it quickly becomes apparent that Roy literally bit off more than he could chew, as Reid's soul overpowers Roy's, effectively ressurecting the legendary swordsman.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In contrast with Lye's Blood Knight tendencies, Roy is quite willing to fight dirty if it means getting to eat his meal sooner, and holds no particular love for fighting.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: As of the end of Arc 6, Roy has been imprisoned by the heroes using the Evil Sealing Stones, removing him as a threat for the time being.
  • Villainous Glutton: Unlike his siblings, Roy didn't give much care as for whom he ate, so long as he could sate his hunger.
  • Wolverine Claws: He fights using two claws.

Louis Arneb

Louis governs the satiation aspect of gluttony.


  • Ambiguous Situation: As of the end of Arc 6, Louis has somehow acquired a physical body, gained amnesia and reverted to a child-like, underdeveloped behaviour. She became stranded in Vollachia along with Subaru and Rem, completely at the former's mercy. Subaru is not happy in the least about this...
  • Assimilation Backfire: Discovering and copying Subaru's Return by Death causes significant trauma for her.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Once she eats Subaru's memories and finds out about Return by Death, Louis thinks that's the ideal power to have the most perfect and happiest life since the user can undo any of their mistakes and failures. Wishing to steal Return by Death, Louis creates a copy of herself and uses it to possess Subaru's body. Louis then discovers that she vastly underestimated the critical mental damage and trauma experiencing your own death over and over again causes. After she's out of Subaru's body, Louis doesn't care about having the perfect life anymore; all she can think now is how much she doesn't want to die again.
  • Duplicate Divergence: She creates a copy of herself to possess Subaru's body and steal his Return by Death. After a few deaths, the copy of Louis is left broken and traumatized, leading to a conflict when the original Louis still wants Return by Death and hasn't experienced the pain of death.
  • Energy Beings: Louis is the only one of the Gluttony trio not to possess a physical body of her own. Instead, she is nothing but a soul stranded in the Corridor of Memories, capable of occasionally possessing her brothers' bodies to experience the physical world. As of Arc 7, she has somehow acquired a physical body, but has also lost all her memories and sense of self, practically reducing her to the level of an infant.
  • Grand Theft Me: The big plot twist of Arc 6 is "amnesiac" Subaru was really Louis who stole Subaru's body and left his real consciousness trapped in the Corridor of Memories, all in order to obtain Return by Death to lead the perfect life.
  • Light Is Not Good: She appears as a beautiful young girl with long golden hair and wearing a white dress. Despite her looks, she's still one of the bad guys.
  • Madness Mantra:
    • "I want to be happy. I want to be happy. I want to be happy. I want to be happy. I want to be happy."
    • After being traumatized by experiencing Return by Death while possessing Subaru's body, the mantra switches to "I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die. I don't want to die."
  • Outnumbered Sibling: She's the only girl of the Gluttony triplets.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Described as something like a golden sea, her hair stretches all over the floor and beyond.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: In Arc 6, Louis steals Subaru's body by having a duplicate of herself possess him, resulting in the "amnesiac Subaru" who tries to recover his old memories for most of the arc. Once the real Subaru gets his body back, the duplicate Louis has been deeply traumatized and mentally broken by the horrifying effects of Return by Death. The original Louis thinks her duplicate is just faking her trauma to keep Return by Death to herself, resulting in Louis eating her own name and memories. Afterwards, she's reduced to the mindset of an infant.
  • Self-Duplication: She can use a power similar to that of the White Whale to create a copy of herself and have it possess someone else while her original self is still at the Corridor of Memories.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: Her dress has a gap at the back that leaves her skin bare.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Having known the horrors of Return by Death through the possession of Subaru's body, Louis is reduced to a traumatized, hysterical, and sobbing mess.
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    Sirius "Romanee-Conti" 

Sirius "Romanee-Conti"

The Archbishop of Wrath. She sees herself as Petelgues's wife despite never seeing the two of them together on screen and Petelgues's fixation on Satella. She has the ability to manipulate people's emotions and fights with two large hooks on chains.


  • Arc Villain: Alongside Regulus, is the main threat facing the heroes in the fifth arc.
  • Bandage Mummy: Sirius' entire body is covered in disorderly wrapped bandages except for her eyes.
  • Chained by Fashion: She has long, distorted chains around both of her arms with ends that drag along the floor.
  • Emotion Bomb: Sirius can share or transmit her emotions and senses to others. After polarizing emotions such as anger or sorrow, she can transmit it to any people in their vicinity, either taking control of them or resonating a certain emotion between a certain amount of people to raise it to the point of madness.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Sirius is a male name, but here it's given to a woman.
  • Love Freak: Like Petelgeuse.
  • Playing with Fire: She can convert her chains into pure fire and is a master of fire magic in general.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She's Petelgeuse self-proclaimed wife. Emphasis on "self-proclaimed".
  • Stellar Name: Her name refers to the Sirius star, which is part of the Canis Major constellation and also the brightest star in the Earth's night sky.
  • Synchronization: Since she can share senses such as distress or pain, if anyone dies within the effected area she can force others within the same area to die the same way. Also if she's hurt the damage will transfer to anyone she connected with while reducing hers unless exceeds a certain threshold.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: A dark variant towards Subaru. After he absorbed Petelguese's Authority and they encounter each other, she believes that he is Petelguese and attempts to claim him as hers. While not as terrifying, this is treated in a similar way to Satella's obsession with Subaru: It's not sexy fanservice, it's terrifying Squick, made even more upsetting by how Sirius is an adult and Subaru is a high schooler.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She has silver hair sticking out of the bandages of her head and she's evil and crazy as anyone would expect a Witch Cult's Archbishop to be.

    Capella Emerada Lugunica 

Capella Emerada Lugunica

The Archbishop of Lust.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Her regular human form wears a bikini top that fully exposes her midsection.
  • Bloody Murder: She kills Subaru and Crusch by transforming parts of her body into lethal black dragon blood.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Her human form doesn't wear shoes.
  • Dragons Are Demonic: She transforms into a Jet Black Dragon.
  • Healing Factor: She can near-instantly recover from any wound no matter how big due to her ability to transform them into being whole again. She can even survive a fall from a terminal height.
  • Kill It with Fire: In her dragon transformation she can expel out black flames with her dragon breath which consumes anything it touches and isn't affected by water.
  • Losing Your Head: Al manages to decapitate her during their fight. To his horror, it does nothing but amuse her.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: She's shown to be able to transform her arms into snakes.
  • Narcissist: She believes all the love and respect in the world exist to be hers and will change her appearance to make others love her.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: She takes tons of severe fatal damages throughout her fights which range anywhere from getting her head caved in and her heart being stabbed to completely being smashed to pieces. Despite that she not fazed by any of it and even seems to Feel No Pain thanks to the extreme regenerative power of her Authority.
  • Sadist: Unlike any of the other Archbishops, Capella is not insane and just enjoys inflicting pain onto others.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Because her Authority allows her to transform into anything, Capella's actual form is unknown. Her most common form is that of a young blonde woman in revealing clothes.
  • Short Hair with Tail: Most of the time, she has the form of a woman with short blonde hair and a long tail growing from the right side.
  • Stellar Name: Her name refers to the Capella star, which is the brightest star in the Auriga constellation.
  • The Transmogrifier: By simply touching people with her hand, she can transform them into anything she desires, such as flies, frogs, birds, beasts or straight up turn them into unrecognizable lumps of flesh.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can transform herself into any form she desires.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Her regular human form goes around in a bikini.

    Archbishop of Pride 

Currently vacant and whereabouts is unknown. There was an Archbishop of Pride name Stride Vollachia who was an heir to the Vollachian Empire but he died a long time ago and his Authority was never shown. Petelgeuse speculates it might be Subaru, with several other characters furthering this theory, due to him having an extremely thick Witch's miasma surrounding him as well as being able to subvert the scripture of the Witch Cult's Gospel. In addition, Shaula notes that he has three "keys", which are implied to be Authorities, despite Subaru having slain only two Archbishops at that point, with Return by Death alluded to be the Authority of Pride. In addition to this, an alternate If route written by the Author has Subaru join the Witch Cult and has him become the Archbishop of Pride, though it is unknown if he truly is the Archbishop or is just taking the title.

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