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    Queen Victoria 

Queen Victoria

Voiced by: Sayuri Sadaoka (JP, old), Ayako Kawasumi (JP, young), Hiromi Seta (JP, Book of Circus onward), Bridgett Dahl (EN, old), Alexis Tipton (EN, young), Julie Mayfield (EN, Book of Circus onward)

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"ALLLBEERTT!! I wish you were here today too!!!"

The queen of Great Britain. Ciel does work concerning the underground society for her, as her Watchdog.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the first anime, she was the one responsible for the Phantomhives' deaths, in conjunction with Ash, and was attempting to start a world war.
  • Affectionate Nickname: She enjoys calling Ciel "boy", much to his embarrassment.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In the manga, she's a nice old lady, who casually orders a man assassinated and Ciel framed. Orders Ciel to abduct the scientist in charge of a German secret weapons program, and generally knows more about anything than anyone.
  • Body Horror: In the anime she has bits of Albert's flesh merged with hers, and it's still rotting.
  • Cool Old Lady: In the manga, she comes across as a friendly old lady.
  • Cool Shades: In the manga, she's wearing sunglasses during her introduction.
  • Dynamic Entry: In the manga, she arrived at the curry cooking competition on horseback.
  • El Cid Ploy: At the end of the first anime season the real Victoria is dead, killed by Ash, but Arthur arranges for a double to stand in for her, with only a few people knowing the truth.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: In the anime, when she makes her first public appearance for quite a while during the Curry Competition several people in the audience comment that she seems particularly frail, not knowing about the Fountain of Youth situation because she keeps her veil down.
  • The Faceless: In the anime, keeps her veil over her face in public to disguise her young appearance.
  • Fountain of Youth: In the anime, she can turn into a young girl thanks to Ash.
  • Friend to All Children: She has a particular soft spot towards children, calling them "the future".
  • Historical Domain Character: Queen Victoria is one of the most famous monarchs in the history of Great Britain.
  • Historical In-Joke: In the manga, Queen Victoria has the occasional fit of tears that can be only alleviated by a servant (John Brown) with a Prince Albert puppet.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: In the first anime, she was the real Big Bad of the story.
  • Just Think of the Potential:
    • So there's someone out there who can make horrifying, flesh-eating zombies that only serious firepower can take out? Pretty scary. Let's try to recruit them!
    • Little Tyke Bomb genius girl, able to made the formula for dangerous bioweapons and formidable medicine? Let's invite her for tea!
  • The Mourning After: Like in real life, Victoria mourns her husband Albert dearly. It takes a sinister turn in the first anime.
  • Widow Woman: Her husband Albert passed away prior to the start of the story.
  • Yandere: In the first anime.

    John Brown 

John Brown

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"I am done talking... but it seems the queen has something to say."

Queen Victoria's aide and a member of her Private Secretarial Officers. He often explains things on her behalf and works to cheer her up.


  • Adapted Out: He doesn't exist in the anime version due to being replaced by Ash.
  • Ambiguously Human: There's some hints at the possibility that he, like his anime counterpart Ash, isn't a regular human. Most notably, he keeps his eyes hidden like Undertaker did before the revelation that he's a Grim Reaper and John was able to travel from England to Germany in about a day while claiming he didn't ride on his horse for it.
  • Cool Shades: His eyes are always covered by sunglasses.
  • Hand Puppet: He has one modeled after Prince Albert, the queen's late husband. He uses this to comfort her whenever she's upset.
  • Historical Domain Character: There was a real John Brown in real life who tended the queen after Prince Albert died.
  • Nice Guy: Comforts Victoria when she's upset, and is polite when dealing with Sebastian.
  • The Quiet One: Speaks when spoken to, when cheering up the queen, or when it's part of his current task.
  • Satellite Character: He's always seen at the side of Queen Victoria and there's next to no information about John himself even after over 100 chapters.

    Charles Grey 

Charles Grey

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (JP), Clifford Chapin (EN)

Live actors: Motohiro Ōta [2013]; Yusuke Yada [2014-Current]

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"Wow! Double guns are so cool! But, I win at close combat."

A member of Queen Victoria's Private Secretarial Officers, as well as her butler. He and his partner Charles Phips are known as "Double Charles".


  • Affably Evil: His personality is quite cheerful and amicable, but is willing to manipulate others and murder in cold-blood, if that is what the queen desires.
  • All Work vs. All Play: While Phips is all about his work, Grey is all about the play.
  • Ambiguously Human: His combat skills are a bit beyond standard mortal ken. He also has a few characteristics in common with Ash from the anime.
  • Battle Butler: He's one of the queen's butlers and a deadly swordsman.
  • Big Eater: In the Murder Mystery arc, Sebastian left enough food for three days ready, but it ran out in less than a day because Grey ate it all.
  • The Butler Did It: The true culprit of the Murder Manor arc was none other than the queen's butler.
  • Cute and Psycho: He's very pleased about beating Ciel at anything.
  • Dynamic Entry: In his introduction, he bursts into the Phantomhive kitchen and attacks Bard and Mey-Rin for the heck of it.
  • Historical Domain Character: He's most likely based on Sir Charles Grey, who was a private secretary for Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.
  • Licking the Blade: In the manga, there is a picture of this.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Long and white.
  • Meaningful Name: His name (Grey) fits the color of his eyes and hair.
  • Psycho for Hire: Stabbing people is one of his favorite things to do. Queen Victoria seems to keep him as her butler in case she wants someone dead.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: The guy may be dangerous as heck, but he's also prone to childlike excitement when things go his way.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The violent, more energetic Red Oni to Phips' cool-headed, more peaceful Blue Oni.
  • Traitor Shot: Lots of them during the Murder Mystery. As the saying goes: "Never trust the Earl Grey, only the tea is good".
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and despite not acting like it, he's a dangerous guy.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Badass with a sword, but terrified of ghosts and snakes.

    Charles Phips 

Charles Phips

Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (JP), Brandon Potter (EN)

Live actor: Yuusuke Hirose (Musical)

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"All that matters is her majesty the queen's will."

The other half of "Double Charles". He and his partner Charles Grey are the Queen's butlers.


  • All Work vs. All Play: While Grey plays, he works.
  • Battle Butler: Like Grey, he's one of the queen's butlers and bodyguards, although he's less prone to using violence than Grey.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one on his chin.
  • Cultured Badass: Knows how to sew, paint Easter eggs and plays a mean flute.
  • Historical Domain Character: He's most likely based on Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps, who assisted Sir Charles Grey as a private secretary to Queen Victoria.
  • Nice Guy: Compared to Grey, he's a lot more polite and doesn't attack people for no good reason.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He likes cute things and is good at sewing.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The cool-headed, more peaceful Blue Oni to violent, more energetic Grey's Red Oni.
  • The Stoic: Unlike Grey, his facial expression almost never changes.

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