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In General

  • A Lighter Shade of Black: While some of them are still quite nasty, most of the alternative versions of the characters from the Act of Reality are less villainous and more sympathetic than the standard Library versions. They tend to have more tragic backstories, less Kick the Dog moments, and more reasonable objectives - most of them are simply fighting the Nightmares to survive rather than slaughtering them for personal gain.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Downplayed. The Library versions of the characters in particular are supernatural beings who are closely associated with particular concepts, although they're not completely and universally defined by them. While Red Riding Hood (Brutality) is indeed an Ax-Crazy Combat Sadomasochist, and Dorothy (Curiosity) is a monomaniacal Mad Scientist, Rapunzel (Chastity) is a gigantic Covert Pervert, and Cinderella (Depravity) can be downright wholesome under certain circumstances.
  • Anyone Can Die: Three words - Act of Elimination. This is where every character the player knows has a chance of being Killed Off for Real.
  • Back from the Dead: All of the Reality Characters reappear in the real world after ending up in Library, and have gotten new powers as a result in the Fusion Arc.
    • Back for the Dead: ... but then all of them wind up dead in Act of Elimination part 1.
    • And then Back from the Dead again in Act of Elimination part 2 due to making a contract with Parrah and Noya, with the other characters bar Aladdin, Little Mermaid and Kaguya out to kill Alice/Over Ext. before her powers cause The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Cast Full of Crazy: Considering that they have to murder everyone in the Library in order to fulfill their wish, it's a requirement. They're all deranged in their own ways. Special mention goes to Red Riding Hood and Little Match Girl for being associated with "Brutality" and "Hellfire" respectively.
  • Classified Information: Most if not all of the characters' concept art that's shared on the internet has some blacked out text.
  • Color Character: Snow White, symbolizing her purity with the connotation of emptiness, and Red Riding Hood, symbolizing her spirited and violent nature.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Each Character has a color associated with them, most notably the color of their Lifeforce seen in their Job art and their corresponding weapons:
    • Alice - Blue
    • Snow White - Red (White in merchandise)
    • Cinderella - Pink
    • Gretel - Magenta and Turquoise; magenta represents Gretel while turquoise represents Hansel.
    • Sleeping Beauty - Purple
    • Red Riding Hood - Orange (Red in merchandise)
    • Kaguya - Sky Blue
    • Pinocchio - Sulu Green
    • Little Mermaid - Aqua Blue
    • Dorothy - Golden Yellow
    • Three Little Pigs - Light Pink
    • Aladdin - Cyan
    • Rapunzel - Yellow
    • Hameln - Violet
    • Little Match Girl - Emerald Green
    • Nutcracker - Brown/Amber in his true form
  • Curtains Match the Window: Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Red Riding Hood, Little Mermaid and Dorothy.
  • Cute and Psycho: They're all illustrated to be cute thanks to the character designer Jino, and madness breaks loose in any story authored by Yoko Taro.
  • Dark Action Girl: Some of them have a dark color scheme in accordance with their darker nature.
  • Darker and Edgier: No one kills anyone in their original stories. Though it can be a bit zigzagged depending on whether you're considering the modern version or the historical versions of some of the fairy tales, since the historical versions can be quite dark as well.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The characters often have something snarky to say about their current situations during events, especially if Parrah and Noya put it up to them. This is more prominent in English, where they're noticeably sassier in the main story as well.
  • Demonic Possession: Their Sin Half-Nightmare classes has them possessed by the Sin Spirits as seen in the Anniversary events and Giant Raids. Downplayed with their usual Spirit classes with the aura of the Sin Spirits fusing with them instead of a complete takeover.
  • Driven to Suicide: The fate of 5 characters in the Reality Arc: Alice, Little Mermaid, Gretel, Pinocchio and Three Little Pigs.
  • Dysfunction Junction: All of them are somewhere between 'mildly insane' and 'extravagantly insane'. Healthy, stable individuals need not apply.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Library world's lore labeled these characters "Characters".
  • Fireball Eyeballs / Peek-a-Bangs: Variation. Each of the characters' Half-Nightmare classes have one eye covered or obscured in some way with the Sin Half-Nightmare classes as the exception.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The Half-Nightmare classes give them these accordingly to each of their respective eye colors.
  • Gotta Kill Them All: Each character is going to have to kill all the others eventually, in order to collect enough Lifeforce to fulfill their wishes.
  • Guest Fighter: Alice, Snow White, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood appeared in Grimms Notes for a collaboration event in 2017. Later in 2019, Alice, Snow White and Gretel appeared in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius for a mutual collaboration event between both games, with Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel joining them in the rerun in 2021.
  • Holiday Mode: Some of the Characters have Classes for holiday-related events, mostly named after the holiday in question:
    • The Kimono class for New Year's Day - Alice, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood get theirs for 2018, Snow White, Kaguya and Aladdin for 2019, Dorothy, Gretel and The Three Little Pigs for 2020 and Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid and Pinocchio in 2021.
    • Valentine for Valentine's Day, exclusive to Alice and Nutcracker in 2019 until the 2020 event added Snow White, Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel to the roster. The 2021 event later adds Sleeping Beauty, Kaguya and Hamelin to the Valentine roster.
    • Halloween, which began with Cinderella and Little Mermaid in 2018, followed by Aladdin, Gretel, Pinocchio, and Nutcracker in 2019.
    • Christmas saw 3 different classes for the season; Christmas Feast had X-mas classes for Snow White, Red Riding Hood, Nutcracker and Pinocchio, Funeral of the Holy Night had the Travelers classes for Alice, Kaguya, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White (again), and Rebellious Feast of the Holy Night had the Christmas Party classes for Alice (again), Aladdin, Rapunzel and Gretel.
  • Horned Humanoid: Characters with Ext. classes are this, though it's not very obvious with Alice.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: They can freely switch any weapons mid-battle.
  • Hypocrite: Many of them fail to consistently live up to the concepts they choose to embody. Notably, this applies to both pleasant and unpleasant concepts, resulting in characters like Cinderella, the embodiment of Depravity, having a few Pet the Dog moments.
  • Idol Singer:
    • Alice, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel get the Songstress class during the Songstress's Torment event based on outfits worn by various members of Gems Company, a virtual idol group.
    • The White Day event Men's Banquet of Idols has Snow White, Cinderella, Gretel and Dorothy become males and form an idol group, 'Phantom Tale', as part of Parrah and Noya's scheme to get rich quick.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The premise of the Mage class, which has them wield Artifacts in every shape and size ranging from typical magical objects such as crystal balls and jewels to banners, toys, and even a telephone.
    • Certain weapons they wield in other classes are also a bit questionable in design.
  • In the Hood: Red Riding Hood aside, some of the class designs involve hoods; the Sorcerer class in particular.
  • It's Personal: Their motivations in reviving their authors all stem from their personal desires.
    • It's All About Me: Most, if not all, of the characters' wishes are considerably selfish and only serve their own personal goals, despite what could've been if their story didn't follow what their Authors have written.
  • Job System: All classes have a unique outfit and lore behind them for each of the girls.
  • Kimono Fanservice: The New Year-exclusive 'Kimono' Classes features the Characters in kimonos.
  • Lack of Empathy: Many of the Characters demonstrate an inability to understand the emotions of others outside of the context of their own emotions and intentions. This is particularly prominent in crossover chapters, as characters will blatantly disregard the responses and desires of others in order to further pursue whatever personal goal. Maybe it's that they just don't care.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: The Library and Reality versions of the Characters, following their encounters in the Fusion Arc, end up fighting each other to the death in the Elimination Arc. While certain pairs, such as the two Red Riding Hoods, do end up being friendly to each other, ultimately only one can survive to the next round.
  • Little Miss Badass: Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Gretel, Three Little Pigs, Rapunzel and Little Match Girl.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Breaker, Crusher, Paladin and Gunner classes allow the Characters to wield swords, greatswords, katanas, hammers, spears, guns and bows all at the same time.
  • Musical Assassin: The Minstrel job has each character use a musical instrument for a weapon.
  • No Name Given: They're unnamed in the Act of Reality, being referred to as 'that boy', 'that girl', 'that woman', etc. Even in the manga, their names are censored with their Library names written on top.
  • Obliviously Evil: Almost everyone believes that what they're doing is right/necessary to revive their authors and fulfill their desires. Even when they're questioned or called out on their actions, they don't reflect on it.
  • One-Man Army: Both in the game and the story, every single one of them will chew through hundreds if not thousands of monsters (in the Three Little Pigs' case, literally) on the path to achieve their desires. Even the weediest and least impressive of them is treated as a near-unstoppable force.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The Child versions of Alice, Little Mermaid, Dorothy and Aladdin aside, there's Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, Three Little Pigs and Little Match Girl.
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: As everyone become increasingly powerful they also start to look less and less human with each iteration.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Sleeping Beauty and Hamelin are powerful Characters with purple Lifeforce.
  • Squishy Wizard: Cleric, Sorcerer, Minstrel and Mage classes allow the Characters to wield tomes, staves, instruments and artifacts. Except for Mages, they're the Support Party Member who assist the vanguards in battle.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Half-Nightmare classes (most commonly available as rewards for the monthly multiplayer Gran Colosseum tournaments) are basically these, to make things even worse as if being more violent than the original fairy tales wasn't enough. The lore of this class depicts the character giving in to their desires/concept, which will eventually turn them into a Nightmare. Gameplay-wise, the class boosts their specialty weapon, is neutral to another, and gives a massive debuff to 2 other weapon types, making them most useful for advanced players who've managed to collect lots of powerful weapons of a single type rather than cobbling together their grids out of whatever's available.
    • Characters who get the Alt. Half class become Half-Nightmare lite - the same transformation into their Nightmare counterparts, but without the setbacks of using one in battle. Instead, equipping one of them in the support class grid gives boosts such as higher stats and increase in power in certain situations.
  • Stripperiffic: Every character (except Red Riding Hood, Nutcracker and Hamelin) have at least one class (bar their Swimsuit outfits) which exposes more skin than the rest of their classes.
  • Theme Naming: Each character has one weapon per class titled with the name of their respective concepts; Alice's Bondage, Snow White's Justice, Sleeping Beauty's Languor, Cinderella's Depravity, etc.
    • Their Reality version weapons are all named as "Meaning of" (JP)/"Intent (of)" (EN) followed by their concepts (example: Brutal Intent, Intent of Curiosity).
    • In the Global server, some of the class weapons don't use the words of the concepts entirely, instead opting for synonyms or other words that have similar meanings to said concepts.
    • Averted with Alice, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood's Kimono class weapons (in a case of Early Installment Weirdness), as well as Gretel's Breaker Ext. class weapon, which is also the only Act of Elimination class that doesn't have the Character's concept word in its name.
  • True Blue Femininity: Alice, Kaguya, and Little Mermaid have Lifeforce in shades of blue and wear blue clothing.
  • Villain Protagonist: It's made clear early on in every character's story that slaughtering hundreds (or even thousands) of sapient beings to bring back one person isn't particularly morally defensible even if you have a somewhat noble reason for wanting them back, and most of our protagonists don't. The only question is whether any particular character is Obliviously Evil, a Card-Carrying Villain, or simply on course for a Heel Realisation.
  • Volcanic Veins: Everyone's Ext. Class have prominent glowing veins making it looks like their skin is almost cracking, as if their bodies are just barely containing their power.
  • Weapon of Choice: The characters are normally pictured as a certain classes, with their weapons being based on said class.
    • Their Reality versions also have a weapon on their own, which is based on their Lifeforce.
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    Alice 

Alice

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"Even if you break my right arm… or sever my left arm… even then, I won’t give up."
Voiced by: Mao Ichimichi

The titular girl from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Alice seems to feel immense grief and denial over her Author's death and wishes to resurrect him, even if it means they'll never meet or that he'll hate her.

Her Concept is "Bondage"JP .


  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's never outright stated that she's experiencing severe, chronic depression, but her emotional numbness, lack of strong personal motivation, and almost-nonexistent self-esteem speak volumes.
  • Above Good and Evil: It's implied that her motives are based more in intuition than morality, and that she believes that her actions aren't good or evil.
  • Alice Allusion: A more literal example. She is the character of Alice.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: A short-haired, dark blue-haired girl who refuses to be distracted from her goal.
  • Ambiguously Human: A meta variant. Although Alice is a character in Lewis Carroll's story, her Inner Monologue and lore feature more of her relationship with her Author than the Wonderland itself. This indicates that she may or may not be the actual Alice Liddell, a young girl whom Lewis befriended during his life.
  • Bare Your Midriff / Underboobs: Her Sorcerer outfit probably has the bare minimum of clothing by far.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: After returning to the Library during Lullaby of Reincarnation, the sole reason why Alice and Snow White decided to go back to the world Parrah and Noya had them reincarnate as monsters in despite hating their reincarnated bodies was simply because Shizu was very kind to them despite their faults.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Her Reality Arc persona is hinted to have such a relationship with her sensei.
  • BFG: She carries one of these in her Gunner form.
  • BFS / Katanas Are Better: Her Breaker job main hand is designed based on katana.
  • Creepy Child: Her Paladin class story stated that she rambles incoherently in the middle of the night and she frightened the nurses.
  • Creepy Monotone: As part of her Emotionless Girl schtick, she usually keeps the same flat, glum tone even when she's doing (or about to do) something extremely disturbing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As an Emotionless Girl, she's near-permanently deadpan, but that doesn't prevent her from reacting to the world around her with blunt, acid wit every so often.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Her Half-Nightmare class story tells of Alice's anxiety over her wish not coming true, and her despair twisting her determination to fight into mindlessly killing everyone, including her Author and herself in the end. Unfortunately, this turns out to be not far off from what actually happens to her in the Act of Elimination, completing her Protagonist Journey to Villain.
  • Determinator: A very dark example. No matter how many things she has to kill, how much it hurts, even if she'll never meet her Author again in the end, she won't give up. It doesn't take too long before it becomes clear that this is not a good thing, and her single-minded obsession with her mission is taking her to some very unpleasant places. Not only that, but the story shows what happens when the ultimate determinator finds out that their quest was All for Nothing, and it's not pretty at all.
  • Driven to Suicide: The reason why she wants to jump in the Reality Arc is because her sensei has left her.
  • Emotion Suppression: Her Minstrel weapon story states that Alice resolved to discard her emotion in order to fight for the sake of her Author's resurrection.
  • Emotionless Girl: A sacrifice made to elevate her determination.
  • Feel No Pain: Alice stated that she feels no pain, because she knows that her wish to meet with her Author is cursed. This however gets averted as she become adept in combat and pain proves that she's both alive and sane.
  • The Fettered: As befitting her Concept of Bondage. Alice is bound to her author and her wish to resurrect him, regardless of how much she suffers or what the outcome of bringing him back will be. In the Reality Arc, Alice is bound by her relationship with her teacher and her pregnancy as a result of it, resulting in her committing suicide after he leaves her because she couldn't live without him.
    • This also applies to Reality!Alice in the manga, where she chooses to remain bound by her promise of being together with her close friend even after she sleeps with the teacher she is in a relationship with. So much so that when her friend is about to jump off the school rooftop after murdering the teacher for leaving her, Alice tackles her off the roof and joins her in suicide, just to fulfill her promise.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: The fate of Reality!Alice at the hands of Library!Alice in the Act of Elimination, being sliced in two by the latter during their fight.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She's the protagonist and main postergirl of the game, and is mainly associated with the Breaker (swordswoman) class. She favours katanas, signifying her samurai-like devotion to her mission.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Her Reality version uses one. In the live-action CM, Reality version Alice is walking to the edge of a building, ignoring her surroundings, very likely planning to jump.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Alice's attachment and relationship with her Author is hinted to be motivated by this according to her Sorcerer weapon lore.
  • I Owe You My Life: This is Alice's reason to keep on fighting for her Author. She'll do anything for his sake since she's alive because of him.
  • Joshikousei: What she was in the Act of Reality. Her Alternative class's outfit, which is her in her school uniform, comes with glowing wings and a glowing BFS.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Alice's feelings toward her Author are hinted to be this in her Sorcerer class story.
    • Her Half-Nightmare spear lore has a metaphorical story of a man and a woman in an affair, where the woman knew of the man's dishonesty yet she chose to deceive herself to please both of them. Left with nothing of what made her special, she clung to the man for dear life.
    • Her Act of Reality story basically confirms this, as both stories allude to her relation with her sensei.
  • Me's a Crowd: When cut down, her pieces reform as copies of her and go on a rampage. It's the job of the other characters to take them out before they get killed again.
  • Meido: Jino commented that Alice's main class, Breaker, is designed with the idea of a maid-samurai combination.
  • Never Grew Up: Alice's Sorcerer main hand story states the reason why her Author put restraints on her is because he feared the thought of seeing her grow into an adult.
  • No Name Given: Alice's Reality persona is never named, and in the manga whenever other characters call her by name it is blanked out with Alice simply written on top.
  • Not So Stoic: Reality!Alice loses it in the Act of Elimination following the events of the Act of Fusion when she arrives at her sensei's apartment... only for him to be killed beforehand by Library!Alice. Library!Alice on the other hand doesn't care.
    • On the other hand Library!Alice gets thoroughly pissed when her Author Came Back Wrong, later declaring her intentions to kill everything on sight because she believed that Parrah and Noya lied to her about his revival.
  • Power at a Price: Chapter 4 of the Act of Elimination reveals that Alice's price she had to pay for her new powers was the inability to control them.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Her Reality version gives her these.
  • Power Incontinence: The twist to Alice's new powers gained during the Act of Elimination was that she can't control them.
  • The Promise: The Tome of Bondage's weapon story states that she made numerous promises with her Author even though she's aware that he broke them. Yet she still keeps making more promises, otherwise she won't have a place in his heart.
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: As the title of the game suggests, she's the lead character of the story, and starts out as a stoic warrior who's very mission-focused but not especially cruel or malicious, and is capable of the odd Pet the Dog moment. The problem is that her quest requires more and more extreme brutality and treachery, and she just doesn't stop, gradually grinding away all her humanity to become a simple, remorseless killing machine. Then she wins, gets given a grotesque parody of what she thought she was fighting for, and snaps completely, becoming an Ax-Crazy Omnicidal Maniac and the new Big Bad.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Goes on a killing spree after cutting down her author who Came Back Wrong. The other Characters, having been brought back by Parrah and Noya, have to put her down before she causes another apocalypse.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning / Supernatural Gold Eyes: Either, depending on her character portrait and maybe the lighting. Played straight with her Half-Nightmare job.
  • Security Blanket: Carries one in her Child class arts and refuses to put it down. In battle stages, she wears it like a cape.
  • Signature Headgear: She wears a blue hairband, with two long ribbons of flames. It borders on Animal-Eared Headband, being a reference to the White Rabbit's ears.
  • Sole Survivor: As of Chapter 4 of the Act of Elimination, Alice is the only character left alive. A bit downplayed if the end of Chapter 5 is any indication where Snow White can be heard...
  • The Stoic: Described as "a silent blade", signifying her concept.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Due to her relationship with her sensei, which causes him to leave her.
  • Underboobs: Her Sorcerer class has them peeking out of her top.
  • Undying Loyalty: Her ultimate reason to keep butchering Nightmares.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: 'Used to be' isn't quite the right way to put it, given that it's the result of a Baby Morph Episode, but when she's turned into an infant in the Sanctuary of Children's Song event, she grows into a shy but gentle and affectionate child with a close bond with her adoptive mother Cinderella. It's quite a change from the icy, ruthless Determinator she usually is.

    Sleeping Beauty (Briar Rose) 

Sleeping Beauty / Briar Rose (いばら姫 Ibara-hime)

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"Haah… I’ll revive my Author after I… take a nap…"
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo

The Sleeping Beauty who isn't happy that the Prince woke her up. So much so that she only wants to resurrect her author to have him build a world where she can be asleep forever.

Her Concept is "Languor"JP .


  • Berserk Button: She really hates being woken up and is more than happy to give a death penalty to anyone who does so.
    • Reality!Sleeping Beauty, upon the death of her Library counterpart, changes it to "anyone who sleeps when she can't will die".
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite being one of the most peaceful members of the cast, she will not hold back if you dare get in the way of her nap. The prince learned it the hard way, and even Parrah and Noya are frightened.
  • Bludgeoned to Death: After her efforts to get a good night's sleep were All for Nothing, seeing Library!Sleeping Beauty manage to sleep soundly causes Reality!Sleeping Beauty to snap and crush her skull.
  • Children Are a Waste: Relating to her unwanted marriage in her Paladin job lore, Sleeping Beauty gave birth to two children and considered giving them to either a white wolf, a witch or a monster. They eventually got devoured by her husband's mother.
  • Cool Crown: Wears one as part of her Half-Nightmare and Alt. Half class appearances. The crown is actually part of her Nightmare self's head.
  • Death Seeker: Poor Reality!Sleeping Beauty is this in the Act of Fusion due to being brought back to life but unable to control her sleeping body, killing everyone while asleep and unable to find her parents. No wonder she kept asking Reality!Alice to put her out of her misery.
    • She gets her wish in a very depressing matter courtesy of Library!Alice.
  • Dub Name Change: From Briar Rose JP  in the Japanese server to Sleeping Beauty in both the TaiwaneseCN  and Global servers.
  • Everything's Better with Plushies: Carries a plush doll in all of her Jobs except for her Half-Nightmare and Reality Jobs. Said plushie is also dressed according to the Job in question.
  • Expy: She shares common points with Bedman. Both are young children related to the theme of sleep and fight with the help of a Mini-Mecha.
  • Flower Motifs: Her name and her Gunner job design put emphasis on the roses.
  • The Hedge of Thorns: The prominent element of her designs as a part of her name and a reference to the forest of thorns that surrounded Sleeping Beauty's castle to prevent the princes from reaching her. It's also the thing that keeps her standing while sleeping.
  • Ill Girl: Her Act of Reality self was hospitalized. Her Alternative class story reveals that she had been comatose for a while.
  • Lazy Bum: Her quotes say it all; she has her own motivations yet is also too sleepy to take any action. It takes Red Riding Hood to keep her awake out of fear of being killed while she's asleep.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Basically what she wants her Author to convert her story into. Her dreams are so much more fun and free from the troubles that come from being awake, her bed so soft and comfortable, that she doesn't want to return to reality ever again.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: Her Breaker main hand lore has her lullaby for her children containing her thoughts to whom she'll give them up.
  • Mini-Mecha: Her briars usually take the form of a hulking battlesuit which cradles her sleeping body while striking down anything in its way.
  • Motivated by Fear: During her cross story with Red Riding Hood, it's the first time Sleeping Beauty keeps awake because Red Riding Hood outright tells her that she'll give Sleeping Beauty an eternal slumber if she falls asleep again.
  • Mundane Utility: The Autumn Feast of Abundance event shows her use her briars to help with the farm work, so that she can continue sleeping. She's incredibly proud of it too, since it speeds up the process much faster than planting the rice by hand like how Alice and Pinocchio are doing.
  • Noodle Incident: Sleeping Beauty reveals during the Creation of Sweets event that Aladdin, aside from telling her about Hameln, taught her the business jargon she uses during the event when dealing with the companies she and Kaguya worked with to manufacture the Hameln chocolates. However, when and how they met is not known to the player.
  • Only Sane Woman: During the End of the Moonlight event.
  • Passed in Their Sleep: Reality!Sleeping Beauty's fate in the Act of Reality. In the most depressing manner possible: her coma caused her to lose so much weight and her muscles weakened so badly, her doctors and parents had no choice but to let her sleep... forever.
  • Pet the Dog: She may be a Spoiled Brat and Lazy Bum most of the time, but she's surprisingly kind, supportive, and understanding when she discovers that Snow White's trauma-induced nightmares make her incapable of enjoying sleep like she does. Neither of them are able to fix the problem, but they part on fond terms at the end of their crossover chapter.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: The shadowy briars she's always lying in are what do the fighting for her, so she can continue sleeping.
  • Power Floats: Her Sorcerer job artwork invokes this.
  • Really Fond of Sleeping: Oh, so very much. Her ultimate goal is to sleep forever and prefers the dream world compared to the real world. And woe betides anyone who dares to give her a Rude Awakening (except for Red Riding Hood).
    • This extends to her Reality self as well, but unlike her Library counterpart, Reality!Sleeping Beauty feels slightly guilty about it due to her sleeping illness making her parents worried.
  • Shout-Out: Her Paladin job story references Sun, Moon, and Talia, which is considered another version of Sleeping Beauty, in mentioning her having two children while still under the curse.
  • Sleepy Head: Exaggerated. The only thing she wants to do is sleep so much that she's unhappy with the prince and her children, wanting to have nothing to do with them as her sole motivation and final goal in killing Nightmares.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's a child raised in the lap of luxury, and has little patience for the wants or desires of 'commoners' - particularly if they might interrupt her sleep.
  • This Is a Drill: Her Paladin job design has her thorns wield a pair drill-like thorn lances.
  • Unwanted Spouse: According to her Paladin job lore, she's married to the prince and it's questionable on how they met or if she's truly happy with him waking her up in the first place.

    Cinderella 

Cinderella

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"Rubbing salt in people’s wounds is such fun."
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura

Cinderella isn't content with how her story went. There's more that she could've done. She wishes to revive her author so that he'll rewrite her story and crown her king.

Her Concept is "Depravity"JP .


  • Abusive Parents: She's Cinderella. Her abuse at the hands of her Wicked Stepmother is a large part of what defines her. Notably, while it made her extremely cynical, cruel, and sadistic, she nevertheless turns out to be an excellent adoptive parent to any children she's required to take care of. It's never outright said that it's a reaction to her own childhood, but it's strongly implied.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, while Reality!Cinderella's just as cruel to her subordinates, she's nicer outside of her yakuza work by saving Reality!Red Riding Hood from some thugs and later giving her food, money and shelter. In fact, Reality!Red Riding Hood is the only person she's ever nice to so far.
  • Ambiguously Brown: While the story of Cinderella is known to be set in France, Cinderella's skin color here is to signify her name's meaning, ashen.
  • At Least I Admit It: While most of the cast remain oblivious to their vices, be it deliberately ignoring them or otherwise, Cinderella downright indulges in hers and makes no excuses for herself.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's not as irrational as Gretel or as bloodthirsty as Red Riding Hood, but her sadism and aggression are firmly outside the conventional boundaries of sanity.
  • Bare Your Midriff: All of her job designs do this to a degree, except for Kimono.
  • The Baroness: An archetypal Sexpot - she's a Card-Carrying Villain who's domineering, seductive, and an absolutely ferocious fighter.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Deconstructed. She comes from a story where this is literally and explicitly the case, and the shallow, arbitrary nature of it has made her extremely cynical about the concept of morality in general.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: To put it simply, this is the story where Cinderella decided to get revenge for all of her life's miseries rather than just enduring until she got her happy ending.
  • The Caligula: What she wants her author to rewrite her as.
  • The Cameo: Cinderella appears twice in the MV for Manic depression of the twin puppets - the first has her tell Noya to tone down his metal music, while the second has her clock him in the face with a Purification Nightmare in order to get him to shut up.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She's the embodiment of Depravity, and she's completely open about it and comfortable with it. With this story being the Dysfunction Junction that it is, this actually makes her one of the more level-headed and perceptive cast members.
  • Combat Pragmatist: This is actually a major point of pride for her - intelligence, creativity, and determination are the only values she holds in any esteem, and honour and morality are simply signs that you're not interested enough in winning to deserve to win. When the two versions of her meet in the Act of Elimination, it soon becomes a contest to see which one can fight dirtier, sneakier, and more viciously than the other. Library Cinderella wins.
  • Contralto of Danger: As one might expect of The Baroness, her voice is a low, throaty growl that's both seductive and threatening.
  • Control Freak: She may be an enthusiastically nasty piece of work, but this is one of her most tragic and sympathetic personality traits - she desperately craves power and agency after a lifetime of being wholly at the mercy of the cruelties and kindnesses of others.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Sanctuary of Children's Song is this for her. While it also features Alice, Aladdin, Dorothy, and the Little Mermaid, it's mostly about her getting to be something other than a cackling Card-Carrying Villain... and doing a surprisingly good job at it.
  • Dual Wielding: Her Breaker job mainhand.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • She is one depraved woman, but even she gets unnerved by Gretel's unhinged behavior.
      Cinderella: [to Gretel] Word of advice, sister. Seek help. Professional help.
    • She's also greatly unnerved by Reality Red Riding Hood's Sanity Slippage as her battle with her is more akin to survival.
      Cinderella: I prefer to play with someone less insane.
    • When she's put in charge of children, she takes the responsibility extremely seriously. She's seen enough Abusive Parents for one lifetime.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: You wouldn't expect a ruthless Card-Carrying Villain to be a 'World's Best Mom' candidate, but Sanctuary of Children's Song shows that that's exactly what she is, and her adoptive children turn out remarkably healthy and well-adjusted as a result (to the point where they're willing and able to bring her Back from the Dead after she pulls off a Heroic Sacrifice to defend them). It's implied, though not stated, that it's a reaction to her own experience with Abusive Parents.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The embodiment of Depravity has got the deepest voice of the female cast. See Contralto of Danger above.
  • Expy: Of Yoko Taro's other brash, violent and foul-mouthed heroines, Kainé and Zero. The key difference is that rather than being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold like the characters she's inspired by, she's a gleefully sadistic Villain Protagonist for the most part.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Some of her job designs give this.
  • Foil:
    • To Snow White. Concept-wise, she is the depraved one against Snow White's righteous justice. The contrast extends to their respective color themes, with Cinderella being the ashen lady whereas Snow White is referred to as the white lady.
    • To Aladdin. They're both members of the underclass who were elevated by random chance, are keenly aware of how lucky they got, and want to use their good fortune to seize control of their lives for once. The difference is that Aladdin is a hopeless romantic who wants to play Uncle Pennybags, while Cinderella is a selfish cynic who wants to become The Caligula.
  • Good Parents: Sanctuary of Children's Song puts a murderous Card-Carrying Villain in charge of four toddlers in an abandoned, Nightmare-infested city. Amazingly, she manages to rise to the challenge superbly, and even comes to enjoy it after a few years. It ends in a Karmic Jackpot when she and her kids are able to fend off Parrah and Noya's attempt to delete their world through Heroic Willpower and the Power of Love.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her Gunner job mainhand.
  • Hand Cannon: Most of her Gunner class weapons are enormous pistols. Ironically, her Half-Nightmare gun is the furthest away from this trope due to being a literal example - it's an actual, handheld cannon straight off an Age of Sail galleon.
  • The Hedonist: Living only for her own enjoyment is one of her staunchest principles - she's spent far too long living for the enjoyment of other people. In some ways, this makes her a bit less dangerous than similarly evil playable characters like Dorothy, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Little Mermaid - she may be a sadist who likes hurting people, but it's only one hobby she enjoys, and she has no great mission driving her to constantly make the world worse.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: It may take an excavation effort on the scale of the Kola Superdeep Borehole to find it, but it does exist. As the Sanctuary of Children's Song event demonstrates, you can put her in charge of a bunch of kids and just watch the magic happen.
  • Horned Humanoid: Grows a pair of horns as part of her Gunner Ext appearance in the Elimination Arc.
  • Hospital Hottie: Her motif in all non-event Cleric classes, although her Lustful Scorpion Cleric class appearance is more akin to a Deadly Doctor.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her Minstrel mainhand is a... tuba minigun.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: After the abuse she went through in her story and how "pitiful" she is, Cinderella feels that she is beyond saving and that her heart will never heal. But she'll make everyone else hurt so much worse, since why should she be the only one to endure the pain?
    • She also likes to gloat about how a lowly, dirty servant girl like her managed to woo the Prince and become the envy of everyone. The game even implies that she left behind her glass slipper on purpose just to have the Prince chase after her.
  • In-Series Nickname: Parrah and Noya call her 'Cinders' in their introduction to the Incarnation of Envy event and certain chapters of her main story.
  • Jerkass: She's a sadistic bully who takes pride and pleasure in breaking down other people's self-worth. Insults and mockery are her default form of social interaction.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Eventually during Sanctuary of Children's Song she's gotten attached to the kiddy versions of Alice, Little Mermaid, Dorothy and Aladdin, to the point where she gets a hefty dose of Adult Fear whenever they're in danger from Nightmares.
  • Kick the Dog: Finds great joy and amusement in inflicting pain to others. Taken literally in one of her weapon stories where she shot a hound that was following her around since she killed its parents.
  • Mama Bear: During the Sanctuary of Children's Song event towards a Nightmare harming her 'kids' as she gets more attached to them:
    Cinderella: What the hell are you doing to my chibi?!
  • More Dakka: Oh yes, to a ridiculous level. As a Minstrel, she has a minigun and she has gun hammers as a Crusher.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The cast is full of attractive and scantily-clad people, but Cinderella is especially noted for her beauty and especially willing to show it off, and her character art tends to be particularly provocative.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: In her Gunner Ext job; her extra arms are made of her Lifeforce.
  • The Nicknamer: Usually refers to her fellow characters by anything but their actual names.
  • Never a Self-Made Woman: She's got a real complex about this - she's intensely aware that she spent most of her life as abused, disposable gutter trash, and owes her elevation to the random, arbitrary patronage of the powerful. It's why she's obsessed with grabbing every advantage she can and exploiting it for all it's worth - it's her way of gaining some control over her own life.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her bangs cover the right side of her face.
  • Pretty in Mink: Her Reality job has her decked in a rather luxurious fur coat.
  • Proud Beauty: She's intensely aware that her looks are the only thing that made her special and valuable in her original story, and enjoys and appreciates them as the one strength she has that's entirely her own.
  • Puppet Permutation: Her Half-Nightmare job has her transformed into some sort of puppet that is chained up and missing its midsection.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her hips. Averted with her Reality version, whose hair is short.
  • Revenge: She killed her stepmother and stepsisters for what they did to her, in a way that was "much too terrifying to speak of."
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Inverted; she's very much not this, instead being a sadistic vengeance seeker.
  • Sadist: Justified. She relishes in the pain of others as a way of relieving her own pain, which stems from the abuse she suffered from her step-family.
  • Slasher Smile: She has a smile in every job illustration that sits somewhere along the spectrum between this and a Grin of Audacity, save for Minstrel where her mouth is covered. Unless she does so underneath.
  • Struggling Single Mother: During the Sanctuary of Children's Song event, Parrah and Noya assign her to care for the kidified Alice, Little Mermaid, Dorothy and Aladdin until their memories are restored. She reluctantly does so because there's no one else to do so and intends to use the memories of it to embarrass them after it's over and done but she slowly gets attached to the kids and as a result, Parrah and Noya deemed the world they gave her to raise the kids in a failure.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Her Crusher mainhand is a gatling-hammer-gun.
  • Team Mom: Literally in the Sanctuary of Nursery Rhymes event for Alice, Little Mermaid, Dorothy and Aladdin when a Nightmare turns them into babies.
  • Unkempt Beauty: She is, after all, Cinderella. She's always a Proud Beauty who dresses to show off her famous looks, but while some of her jobs show that She Cleans Up Nicely, most of her portraits have her with wild, messy hair and ragged and singed (but obviously expensive) clothing.
  • The Vamp: She's a Card-Carrying Villain whose beauty is her most treasured weapon, and one she'll happily use to attain her goals (along with other, more traditionally lethal weaponry, of course).
  • Villainous Valour: One of her defining traits. She's always a bully but never a coward, and is happy to pit herself against impossible odds for the right to do as she pleases. In the extremely rare circumstance where she's given a reason to fight for a good cause, this becomes straightforward Heroic Willpower.
  • Wicked Witch: She's always got one foot in this trope (Gunner is the single-target magic damage class, and she's enthusiastically wicked), and will happily become a true example whenever one is called for. Her various Sorcerer and Minstrel classes are steeped in this trope, and she's the first in line to play the 'sinister mystic' role whenever an event story involves one.
  • Yakuza: In the Act of Reality, she's the mistress of a yakuza officer who decides to make her own play for the leadership of the gang, and ends up being killed by her own men after they become terrified of her brutal methods.

    Gretel 

Gretel

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Nightmare 
Pre Alt-Nightmare 

"Look, Hansel… look at me… look only at me…"
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida

Hansel and Gretel have met with a terrible fate. Now Gretel is off to revive her author, with only her brother's head in a cage to accompany her. She doesn't really care about the author and is only going on her quest because Hansel told her to.

Her Concept is "Delusion"JP .


  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Oh, you have no idea. The person known as 'Gretel' is a boy playing the role of a twin sister driven mad by the loss of the brother she had an incestuous crush on, because he himself was driven mad out of guilt and grief when he killed his insane sister who wanted to eat/have sex with him. Got all that?
  • Becoming the Mask: In order to cope up with the death of his sister, Hansel took upon her identity, and ended up losing most of his own.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Gretel insists that her brother is alive, even though the head she's carrying is a big giveaway for everyone who sees it. She is, however, aware that he doesn't talk.
  • Berserk Button: While Gretel mainly keeps what's on her mind to herself, poking around her brother is a sure way to trigger her violent urges caused by her traumatic memories.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her Alternative class mainhand.
  • Broken Bird: Traumatized by the disappearance of Hansel, Gretel has turned into an Empty Shell obsessed about her brother.
  • Chuunibyou: Reality!Gretel seems to be this as he sees his new powers gained in the Act of Fusion as a hidden potential which unlocked after his suffering in the Act of Reality.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Gretel's Cleric job lore notes that she is identified as the incorrect sex.
  • Cross Player: In Reality Arc, Gretel is her game persona.
  • Death of Personality: Currently attempting to invoke this. Hansel is of the opinion that he doesn't deserve to live, but his sister does. 'Logically', therefore, he needs to take on her personality and let her severed head actually be that of Hansel.
  • Driven to Suicide: How she died in Reality Arc.
  • Empty Eyes: Cinderella, while thinking about bullying Gretel for fun, realizes just how broken Gretel is by looking at her eyes.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She's the standard everyone else has. The entire cast, including the Ax-Crazy Red Riding Hood, the Card-Carrying Villain Cinderella, and the gleefully sadistic Parrah and Noya, consider her extremely disturbing.
    • When they meet in the Act of Elimination, even Reality!Gretel is disturbed by his Library counterpart.
  • Foreshadowing: Gretel's voice, while creepy, actually sounds closer to a male than a female. Chapter 3 of Gretel's Act of Hatred reveals that the Gretel the player knew is actually Hansel and the disembodied severed head is Gretel's.
  • Freak Out: Like her Berserk Button, Gretel doesn't take things well when her brother's safety is compromised, often blaming herself for everything bad that's happened to him, including killing him.
  • Hikikomori: Her Reality persona.
  • Hypocrite: Reality!Gretel is understandably disturbed by Library!Gretel and refers to her as a 'chuunibyou'. Despite behaving like one himself in the Act of Fusion.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Gretel will quite often muse on the concept of eating her brother, calling him "very sweet". She even offers to let him do the same to her. Hansel killed her because he thought she would make good on her threat - or possibly just rape him. It wasn't very clear, and he wasn't keen on either.
  • Imaginary Friend: Her Cleric class story has medical notes on her having a fictitious sibling, a product of her mind.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Her mind is utterly shattered, and her actions follow little, if any, coherent logic. Given that she's a severely mentally ill person trying to imitate the personality of someone who was severely mentally ill in a completely different way, trying to anticipate or understand her behaviour is generally an exercise in futility when you could simply be somewhere else instead.
  • Insane Equals Violent: To be more precise, insane equals dangerously unpredictable. She's completely unmoored from reality, which means that there's no way to guess when or why she'll lash out in self-defence, enter a murderous rage, or otherwise choose violence - what she sees and how she responds has little-to-no bearing on what is actually there.
  • Institutional Apparel: For her Half-Nightmare class she is bound in a heavily stylized straitjacket. Fitting given the Superpowered Evil Side nature of Half-Nightmares.
  • It's All My Fault / Guilt Complex: Gretel blames herself for what happened to her beloved brother, something that was foreshadowed in her Crusher class story where Hansel blamed himself and promised to save his sister after hearing their parents' plan to abandon them, and often wonders if her brother won't ever forgive her.
  • Kill and Replace: A strange and largely unplanned example. After Hansel killed his sister out of fear, he became so overwhelmed with guilt that he chose to take on her identity as atonement.
  • Loss of Identity: Gretel's traumatic past left her psyche damaged enough to actually deny her own true identity in order to escape her past.
  • Madness Mantra: Her Gunner class story is basically spelling out her obsession with her brother, her feelings for him and everything that has brought misery for the both of them. The actual text is... madly long. And if one looks at the text closely, one can notice that Gretel slips at one point, mentioning "sister" and "kill" instead of "brother" and "love".
  • Mirthless Laughter: Gretel laughs when she eventually becomes aware that she's already broken because she's not Gretel but Hansel himself in the 3rd chapter of the Act of Hatred.
  • Multicoloured Hair: Brown on the outside, green on the inside.
  • My Sibling Will Live Through Me: In order to cope with the death of Gretel, and perhaps the fact that he may have been responsible, Hansel impersonates his sister.
  • Narcissist: A bizarre and horrifying zig-zag. Hansel killed his sister, assumed her identity, and made 'Gretel' passionately in love with her brother... and then it turns out that he killed her because he was frightened of her incestuous passion for him, and was just trying to take her identity and replicate her personality as a strange form of atonement.
  • Self-Made Orphan: As far as she can recall, Gretel killed her parents for the sake of her brother.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Upon awakening in the Library, Gretel initially can't really recall what happened to her and isn't aware of who she is. As she proceeds, she only remembers that she has her brother with her and they've been having a lot of fun together. This turns out to be her own version of how things happened, produced from her denial, her feelings for her brother and her hatred for their parents.
  • She's Got Legs: A number of class arts put an emphasis on Gretel's legs. To the point where Hameln wants Gretel to step on him, much to her disgust.
  • Sibling Incest: Gretel is reeeaaally attentive to Hansel. While most of her monologues are quite mild about her feelings, her Sorcerer job lore just all but outright says it. It's why Hansel killed her, since he was frightened of her Yandere attitude, although he was so overcome with guilt afterwards that he chose to replicate this part of his sister's personality as well.
  • Split Personality: 'Gretel' is actually a personality created by Hansel in order to escape his traumatic memories and atone for killing his sister.
  • Sweet Tooth: Gretel enjoys sweets with her brother, including her brother himself as she describes it.
  • Talkative Loon: She talks only to her brother's head, if Parrah and Noya aren't around giving information, and will not talk to anyone until they start to take her brother into the topic for any purpose.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Gretel's Breaker Ext. class is the only class whose weapon doesn't have 'Delusion' or its synonyms in its name; instead of being the 'Abyss of Delusion', it's called the 'Abyss of Singularity'.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: The person is Hansel. Gretel's head is in the cage. And Hansel might've been the one who killed Gretel, along with their parents.
  • Walking Spoiler: As the embodiment of Delusion, it should come as no surprise that what you see at first is not what you get with Gretel. There's a lot of white in her entry for a reason.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Many players assume that the mysterious new character in Act of Elimination Part 2 is Gretel, but both characters are listed separately, leading to questions on whether Gretel was one of the few characters who wasn't revived or if they will appear later.
    • Chapter 5 of the Act of Elimination (Part 2) reveals that they are the Masked Man who assisted Snow White and the others in killing the Alice fragments, and is also one of few characters openly opposing Parrah and Noya.
  • Yandere: Gretel has a single-minded incestuous crush on Hansel, and will happily murder anything in sight to make him happy. Astonishingly, the fact that he's the severed head of her deceased brother isn't the most disturbing thing about this. Hansel is actually the surviving twin, and is only acting out his sister's Yandere personality as atonement for murdering her out of fear.

    Kaguya 

Kaguya

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Reality 
Nightmare 
Alt-Nightmare 

"To suffer at the hands of a strong person is my ideal."
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō

The Bamboo Princess from the Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. Kaguya dislikes being pampered like the princess everyone sees her as. It's her belief that a princess should serve the people, not the other way around. She wants to be tormented by someone stronger than her, and who else is stronger but her author?

Her Concept is "Masochism"JP .


  • Absolute Cleavage: Most of her job outfits sports this, emphasizing her sexual nature.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Many of the men who came to court her would look at her lustfully, something Kaguya enjoyed since she yearns to be dominated by a man stronger than her.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She feels bad for killing the Nightmares and even sheds a few tears, but it's only because they don't put up a good enough fight to actually hurt her.
  • Bedlah Babe: As part of the World/International class series, she's dressed as one.
  • Blindfolded Vision: For her Minstrel job she dons a blindfold.
  • Boobs of Steel: She probably has the largest bust size of the cast, along with Dorothy.
  • Covert Pervert: Kaguya developed a masochistic streak as a result of her being raised by an old couple and detachment of any kind of relationships outside her family. At its peak, Kaguya only came to realize this tendency when she became aware of the lords' lustful gazes upon her.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Well, combat masochist. She doesn't like hurting people, but she does like being hurt, and recognises that starting fights is one of the best ways to make people want to hurt her.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Her Paladin class story tells us that her existence is a blessing to her parents yet she terrifies other people. Also, her divine, incorruptible might is the one thing she really doesn't want to have.
  • Death Seeker: Sort of. It's not so much that she explicitly wants to die - it's just that the extreme levels of pain /pleasure she seeks are pretty much guaranteed to kill her, and she doesn't mind. Every time any version of Kaguya ends up having her desires satisfied, it ends up proving lethal.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Upset that Library!Kaguya died with satisfaction first and about her newfound Super Toughness, she crosses this and starts turning into a Nightmare when even Reality!Dorothy's science equipment fails to cut her.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: She never realized how strong she actually is, as she had never wielded a weapon before she goes to resurrect her Author. Due to that, she usually ends up killing Nightmares that she thought would be able to hurt her, much to her chagrin.
  • Doomed Protagonist: As her Sorcerer job lore states, for her to be born into the unclean earth, Kaguya is doomed to come in contact with worldly desires. Of course, from her perspective, her problem is that she isn't doomed enough.
  • Extreme Libido: Of the masochistic variant. Pain is pleasure, pleasure is pain, and she wants all that the world can give her.
  • The Hedonist: She's no Visionary Villain - all she wants is pain/pleasure extreme enough to finally, completely satisfy her. Unfortunately, being a Physical God with Incorruptible Pure Pureness makes this very difficult indeed.
  • Heel Realization: During the first arc, she realizes the Nightmares are too weak to fulfill her wish, leading to her realizing that her Author is the only one who can. With this comes the realization that she's not as innocent as she initially thought and that she's going to have to kill everyone to fulfill her wish.
  • Hot Teacher: Her Reality self's day job is a teacher.
  • I Should Have Been Better: She regretted not choosing any of the lords who proposed to her and imagined how wonderful it would have been to suffer at their hands, as she never wishes to return to the moon.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Tends to express herself with moans when she gets particularly aroused over something, with the most notable example being her Library self getting the satisfaction she desires at the end of the fight against her Reality self. It's even lampshaded on the story itself, where it explicitly uses the term "orgasm".
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Her top shows off quite a bit of her cleavage and her shoulders.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Deconstructed. Her divine incorruptibility made earthly corruption the only thing she was interested in and the only thing she couldn't obtain, eventually resulting in her going on a murderous rampage to find someone, anyone, capable of hurting and defiling her.
  • In Love with Love: Kaguya later resolved to endure all forms of pain to learn about love, for the world is filled with pain that is "love". She likes the idea of being in a relationship more for the sake of fulfilling her masochistic tendencies rather than actually wanting to be with someone, possibly because she thinks that being hurt means being loved.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: See every other trope in her entry. She's the embodiment of capital-M Masochism, and sees no separation whatsoever between the two concepts. The fight between her Library and Reality selves basically embodies this trope, as they get increasingly aroused as the fight goes on.
  • Kimono Is Traditional / Pimped-Out Dress: Her Paladin design reflects on her being the only character from a Japanese 'fairytale'.
  • Little Black Dress: Wears a pretty revealing one in the Act of Reality.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her character concept is 'supernaturally beautiful masochistic nymphomaniac', and it shows, as the art team tend to put her in suitably outrageous outfits and her lines often lend to being suggestive, if not outright sexual. Her Reality is also one of those that have explicitly sexual theme in the form of BDSM prostitution.
  • Naginata Are Feminine: As a warped take on the Yamato Nadeshiko trope, she's naturally heavily associated with the Paladin (spearwoman) class, and her unique spears are all naginatas.
  • Necromancer: Her Sorcerer class's lore and design reflect on this.
    • Her Cleric weapon story has her dabbling in necromancy, in hopes of finding someone who was able to hurt her. She didn’t succeed.
  • Orgasmic Combat: Or, at least, she would very much like her combat to be orgasmic. As a permanently unfulfilled masochist, her battlefield chatter is extremely suggestive and sometimes downright has her getting aroused. This is exemplified when the Library and Reality selves face off against each other.
  • Pretty in Mink: Kaguya's dress in her Paladin and Cleric classes sport a lion head decoration at the back, the mane becoming the fur design around her neckline.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Under the influence of the Gluttonous Tiger spirit after accepting its power.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Many of her class portraits incorporate bones and/or skulls into her clothes and weapons.
  • Stripperiffic: Fitting for a Ms. Fanservice character, some of her job outfits have her dressed in the bare minimum, such as her Proud Lion Breaker. Perhaps one of the most iconic example for this is her Travelers job, where she's only haphazardly wrapped in ribbons and is wearing nothing underneath.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Kaguya wishes and expects to be defeated and violated by the Nightmares but as she begins to adapt in battle, she finds out that her body is strong and her mind is unshaken.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: She refuses to be called a pervert/nymphomaniac, despite her masochistic tendencies.
  • Super Toughness: Reality!Kaguya's new ability in the Act of Elimination, where her skin is so durable it breaks the tools Reality!Dorothy was using to get a blood sample. Since she's a masochist, she hates it, and it leads to her crossing the Despair Event Horizon and undergoing Nightmarification.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Taken to a pretty far extreme. She enjoys pain too much, to the point that it defines her desire to resurrect the Author. She even actively tries to find someone who will torment her during her quest, whatever that is.
    • Her desire branches from physical pain to mental pain, and later comes to associates love with pain itself.
  • Too Much Alike: With Pinocchio. They both want someone else to control them and are indecisive, so much of their crossover story is them asking "I don't know, what do you want to do?" back and forth.
  • True Blue Femininity: Jino commented that Kaguya is designed as an Oiran, a Japanese courtesan, which reflects her Reality self's 'other' job.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Submissive, demure and certainly not a pushover, but that last bit is what Kaguya's upset about. She wants to be an Extreme Doormat.
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    Little Mermaid 

Little Mermaid

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Reality 
Nightmare 
Extended 

"I will teach you the value of tears."
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto

The heroine of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, a tragic story about star-crossed love. Little Mermaid believes that the greater the sorrow, the greater the story will shine. So to make her story even more beautiful, she wants to resurrect her author so that he'll rewrite the story to be even sadder.

Her Concept is "Misery"JP .


  • Affably Evil: Unlike the sadistic bully Cinderella, the Ax-Crazy lunatic Red Riding Hood, and other similarly malevolent protagonists, the Little Mermaid is just a nice, polite young lady who thinks that the world would be greatly improved if everyone in it was far more miserable.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She loved the prince so much that she even dared to make a Deal with the Devil so she could be with him. Too bad the prince didn't even remember who saved him and got married to another woman. This extends to her Reality Arc self who is in an adulterous relationship with a coworker. The man won her over by pitying her but was in fact only interested in having a younger mistress more than anything.
  • Attention Whore: Her Reality self is just as obsessed with misery as does her Library counterpart, but if certain class and weapon stories are any indication, she wants to be miserable so that people will pity her.
  • Berserk Button: Never wallow in your own self-pity in front of her or fail to understand her misery when doing so. She WILL end you, as her Reality self and Rapunzel found out.
  • Body to Jewel: She cries pearls.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: As she'd happily admit, her purpose in life is to spread misery and tragedy in order to shape the world to her warped aesthetic values.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Most of her classes (except for her Alternative, Halloween, Dragoon and Divine Prudence Gunner classes) leave her barefooted.
  • Doomed Protagonist: Little Mermaid exchanged her voice in order to become human and win the prince's heart, knowing that her life is at stake if the prince doesn't love her back. Unfortunately for her, the prince didn't even remember her, dooming her to fail. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, she found this tragedy delightful and decided to let everyone else experience one of their own.
  • Driven to Suicide: Her Reality self jumps in front of a train, but not out of despair, but rather to live out her fantasies of her living in an ultimate tragedy. And of course, one of the biggest clichés in tragedy is for the heroine to commit suicide.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: Again, she is explicitly out to make the world a worse place because she views misery and tragedy as the most beautiful things in existence. While she's most interested in increasing her own suffering, she is more than happy to make everyone else just as unhappy.
  • The Eeyore: Almost always crying and finds her situations (in-story and in the Library) to be incredibly sad. But it's still not depressing enough for her.
  • Extreme Doormat: Her office lady persona in the Act of Reality. Many men come after her due to her meek personality, not that she minds since for her it is simply a means for her to survive and fuel her sorrow addiction.
  • For the Evulz: Again, her primary motive is to spread misery because she considers it to be the most beautiful form of existence. Ironically, this makes her more active and calculated in her evil than more overtly unpleasant characters like Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Hamelin.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Little Mermaid didn't take it well when she found out that the prince had forgotten her, the one who saved his life. Or, from another perspective, she took it far too well.
  • Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: Happens to her during the 'Travelling Feast of Hot Spring Steam' event where she soaks in a hot spring pool that makes one whimsical, causing her to be happier despite claiming to still be miserable. Fortunately it's not that serious.
  • Goodbye, Cruel World!: Reality!Mermaid's last spoken dialogue before being hit by a subway train:
    "So I left my feet behind and dove into a sea of grief."
  • Has a Type: Prefers older men since they are easier to seduce into oppressing her whereas younger men make her resent her age.
  • Horned Humanoid: Sprouts a pair in her Breaker Ext. class which aptly resemble coral.
  • In Love with Love: Her heart has become so broken that she associates her feelings of love with how much it hurts to be in love. So her pining for the prince is less actually wanting to be with him and more wanting to suffer, since being hurt makes her love shine brighter.
  • It's All About Me: During her crossover with Red Riding Hood in the Reality Arc, she left the heavily wounded girl to her own fate because the Little Mermaid felt she was much more pitiful than the young assassin.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Her Paladin job lore features a series of investigation records detailing how the current queen married to her once-prince now-king ruined the kingdom and his people lamented if only the current queen had NOT been the one saving the king back then.
  • Making a Splash: Many of her weapons use water in some way, or she manipulates water to use the weapons. It's implied she may be using tears.
  • Mega Twintails: She has Rapunzel Hair that ends in fins, so this is the most frequent and practical way for her to wear it. From an aesthetic point of view, it also helps make her look dainty, innocent, and feminine, befitting her Affably Evil demeanour.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Another of the more fanservicey playable characters. In her case, it's because she's usually a scantily-clad Walking Swimsuit Scene - mermaids don't wear much in the way of clothes, after all.
  • Multicolored Hair: Subverted. It's her fins, actually.
  • Never My Fault: Blames the death of her superior in the Act of Reality on the old man rather than on herself for indulging the man in his asphyxiation fetish during a sex act.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She saved the prince and exchanged her voice to become human, only to be forgotten and turned into sea foam.
  • Office Lady: In the Act of Reality.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Her hair has her fins instead of her lower half.
  • Power at a Price: She undergoes her transformation into her Breaker Ext. class appearance in the Act of Elimination and kills Rapunzel, but loses her voice in the process.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes does past her feet, probably symbolizing her mermaid tail since it looks like she has fins in her hair.
  • Sailor Fuku: Most of her outfits feature a sailor-like design element, or at least something related to marine travel. The sole exception is her Alternative class.
  • Sensual Spandex: Her Sorcerer class ditches her Sailor Fuku inspired clothes in favor of an incredibly form-fitting bodysuit with a longcoat on top. Her Gluttonous Tiger Sorcerer class follows suit but without the longcoat and tinted red.
  • She's Got Legs: The only one with exposed legs in the cast's main artworks.
  • Stepford Smiler: Her Act of Reality persona is an office lady who works at a desk (possibly a secretary); part of her job consists of greeting everyone with a smile, regardless of how she actually feels. This is on top of having an adulterous relationship with one of her married coworkers, who is still wearing his wedding ring, yet she loves him nonetheless and is pressuring him into marrying her. As a result, being able to feel and display sadness is seen as a way for her to express her true self.
  • Team Mom: For Sleeping Beauty during the Late Summer's RecollectionsEN  event, as the clam that they rescued (and later nicknamed 'Sary'/'Lammy' by Sleeping Beauty) called Sleeping Beauty its sister and Little Mermaid its mother.
  • They Would Cut You Up: Dorothy's interested in her physiology, so naturally the former wants to dissect the latter. Little Mermaid is, unusually, not happy with this - there are some forms of tragic end that are too unpleasant and demeaning even for her.
  • True Blue Femininity: Being a mermaid, most of her job outfits have her in ocean blue.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Many of her outfits include, resemble, or entirely consist of swimwear, as a way to demonstrate her aquatic heritage.
  • When She Smiles: Little Mermaid can actually be cute when she's smiling, though it might really be a Psychotic Smirk.

    Pinocchio 

Pinocchio

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Nightmare 
Pre Alt-Nightmare 
Extended 

"I’m not too good at deciding things on my own."
Voiced by: Yuko Sanpei

The puppet that came to life from The Adventures of Pinocchio, he's been having a tough time suddenly having free will. He wants to resurrect Carlo Collodi, since the Author is the one who dictates everything that happens in the story, so he'd be the best one to tell Pinocchio what to do.

His Concept is "Dependence"JP .


  • Ambiguously Human: Pinocchio is a doll turned human who struggles to make a decision on his own, relying instead on others to give him orders. In Chapter 4 of his Act of Impulse, Pinocchio realizes that he doesn't remember becoming a real little boy while his staff exhibits all traits associated to his doll self (foul mouthed, mean, nose growing when lying). Pinocchio's concept art hints at the fact that the staff might be the real Pinocchio, which is confirmed in the Act of Elimination Part 2 when his staff first latches on to a passing Nightmare and then forces a fusion with Cinderella.
  • Butt-Monkey: Due to his Extreme Doormat personality, he is often toyed with by people like Cinderella or his own staff. This extends to the collaboration event with Tsuri Star where he becomes the Damsel in Distress at some point, needing Snow White to save him.
  • Dirty Coward: He may come across as endearingly pathetic much of the time, but make no mistake - he's a Villain Protagonist like everyone else. In his case, it's because he's such an Extreme Doormat that he'll cooperate in the most gruesome evil and depravity purely so that he doesn't have to deal with the pressure of making his own decisions. Given the hints that his staff is actually his Split Personality, this goes one layer deeper - he basically gave himself dissociative identity disorder in order to abdicate responsibility for following his own dark impulses.
  • Disappeared Dad: Geppetto has gone missing, as well as other characters from the story. The Cricket refuses to talk about the puppet to avoid going missing too.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Some of his designs enforce this, particularly his Paladin job. His Reality Arc appearance has him disguise himself up as a girl.
  • Expy: Pinocchio's situation in the Act of Reality mirrors that of Nagisa Shiota from Assassination Classroom. Both are boys whose mothers wanted a daughter but because they were born male, tried to control every aspect of their lives by treating them as though they were girls instead. However, while Nagisa managed to resolve his issues with help from his classmates in Class E and Koro-sensei, Pinocchio, unfortunately, didn't have that same happy ending with him committing suicide in the end.
  • Extreme Doormat: He has trouble making decisions on his own, so he wants someone else to decide for him.
    "It is a puppet's fate to bend to the will of others. I may be a real boy now, but I still need someone to pull strings."
  • Fusion Dance: Pinocchio's staff does this to Cinderella, taking over her body with his Lifeforce. At the end of his fight with the Nutcracker, it gathers the remains of the two and fuses them into 1 body.
  • Green Thumb: His power in the manga, which he uses to grow a tree from a single branch in order to save Alice.
  • Living Weapon: His staff, which has a face and its own will, dragging Pinocchio around to get him to kill the nightmares. However, it stops talking when there are other people around.
  • Monster Clown: Becomes this after Harley Quinn and Catwoman doll him up and turn him into a second Joker in Villainy, Justice and Forgery. The Joker himself isn't fond of it, since Joker!Pinocchio's brand of evil is merely a bad mimicry of his own chaos.
  • My Beloved Smother: His mother in the Reality Arc is downright abusive. Unfortunately, their dependence on each other is mutual.
  • Never My Fault: Pinocchio blames the deaths he's caused on his staff since it's the one pulling him along. He never wanted to kill anything and he can't do anything by himself. This becomes less and less convincing as the story progresses, until it becomes clear that he's semi-knowingly abdicating responsibility for his own misdeeds.
  • Raised as the Opposite Gender: His reality persona was raised as a girl by a rather abusive mother who had wanted a daughter.
  • Slasher Smile: Carries one in his Half-Nightmare class and later his Alt.Pre.Half class.
  • Thank the Maker: English-only; he's sometimes heard praying to the Blue Fairy who gave him life.
  • The One Guy: Until the release of Aladdin he was the sole male member of the cast. A bit downplayed if we count the reveal about Gretel..
  • Too Much Alike: With Kaguya. They both acknowledge that their goals are too similar for them to suit each other's needs but still wish each other luck when they go separate ways.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: The mother of his reality version wanted a girl instead of a boy and thus raised him as such.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: A male variant, maybe because he's a young boy.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: His Reality appearance has him dressed up as quite the convincing girl. Some of his class outfits, like the Mage, also have him dressing in very feminine clothes.
  • Yandere: Following the demise of Library!Pinocchio, Reality!Pinocchio acts like this to the former's staff, going from wanting someone to give him orders to acting on his own for its sake. While he ends up very powerful as a result of his resolve to be independent, this doesn't stop his own end at the hands of Reality!Snow White.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair regardless of class.

    Red Riding Hood 

Red Riding Hood

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Reality 
Nightmare 
Alt-Nightmare 
Extended 

"One, two, three, four… and I can still kill many more…!"
Voiced by: Ayaka Imamura (2017-2018), Rika Tachibana (2018-present)

When Little Red Riding Hood was eaten by the Wolf and saved by the Woodsman, she was disappointed. She had wanted to play with the Wolf some more. She wants to play with her Grandma and the Woodsman too, but if she killed everyone then the story will end and she'd have nothing else to do. So she wants to resurrect her author, to have him continue writing the story so she can keep playing forever. She might even want to kill her author too.

Her Concept is "Brutality"JP .


  • Ambiguous Innocence: She's usually one of the most childlike of the playable characters, and her love of violence usually comes across as the whims of a child who likes breaking their toys, but she's also got a bit of Interplay of Sex and Violence going on, and has the occasional flash of malevolent intelligence that makes the player wonder how childish she really is.
  • And Call Him "George"!: Exaggerated. All she wants to do is play with her friends, and she's extremely disappointed when they stop screaming and struggling.
  • Animal Motif: Wolves, as a design element featured in her Reality and Half-Nightmare classes.
  • Ax-Crazy: Takes this trope to its absolute extreme. The only way she ever really wants to interact with another living being is by inflicting horrific, nauseating violence upon it until it stops twitching.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Of all people to come to the rescue during the Fragment of a Nightmare event, Parrah and Noya summon her to save the story after Aladdin dies and Pinocchio succumbs to Hinamizawa Syndrome. She then proceeds to chase after Hanyu, who presented herself as Oyashiro-sama.
  • Blood Knight: Absolutely loves killing and fighting, even when (especially when) her opponent is a shadowy copy of herself.
  • Bokukko: Uses 'boku' to refer to herself.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Her base weapon is a huge mace-like weapon.
  • Cheerful Child: She's the most lively character of the cast while also relishing in violence. Her Reality version, however, doesn't smile.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: To horrifying degrees in her Half-Nightmare job story. Her Half-Nightmare story has Red Riding Hood herself disembowel and hurt herself but she enjoys it all the same.
  • Creepy Child: An angelic young girl with Ambiguous Innocence whose favourite hobbies are murder and torture. This one really goes without saying.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: She's a cute young girl with an appropriately squeaky voice. She's also a strong candidate for the most evil and monstrous of the playable characters, and whenever she has something to say, it will usually be horrifying.
  • The Dreaded: A lot of the playable characters have dark reputations in-story, but hers is by far the darkest. Unsurprisingly, nobody wants to spend a moment more in the presence of the embodiment of Brutality than is strictly necessary.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Some of her job costumes veer into this.
  • Expy: Her love of violence and killing just about makes her one for Caim.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: See I Just Want to Have Friends. To her, 'friend' and 'torture victim' are the same concept, and it should go without saying that nobody she meets is remotely interested in being her friend.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: To say the least, any of her job weapons are these in association to her concept. Even the seemingly harmless tome that she wields as a Sorcerer is titled "Tome of Violence", which is a strong indicator for what's written inside.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She's often on the lookout for new friends to play with during her travels, be they Nightmares or fellow Characters. Unfortunately for them, her idea of playing involves their violent demises, hence her wish for her Author to write her more durable playmates.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: She doesn't have the Horrorhunger of the Three Little Pigs, but she's willing to eat both people and nightmares, and doesn't particularly mind if they're alive or dead at the time.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: Despite her childish innocence, her 'play' often has a creepy sexual tinge. The scene where she meets and butchers her Nightmare self early in the story, for instance, is written like she's discovering masturbation.
  • In the Hood: According to one of her job stories, the people of her town wore red to protect them from the shadows of the forest and the Beast of Night, explaining her red hood.
  • Improbable Weapon User / Shovel Strike: Her Alternative class has a shovel as her weapon. Ridiculous? Well according to history, shovels were often used as a weapon in WW1 and WW2. It's both effective and handy.
  • Laughably Evil: This is, after all, a Yoko Taro story, and her incessant, single-minded bloodlust is played for humour almost as often as horror.
  • Little Dead Riding Hood: Inverted. She's the one who'll do the killing.
  • Little Red Fighting Hood: And does she love it.
  • Living Clothes: Her Sorcerer job outfit shows signs of it with two giant arms coming from her own cloak.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: One of her battle quotes is "Scream some more!".
  • Nekomimi: Becomes a glowing one in her Reality version.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Suffice to say, she simply doesn't seem to understand just how horrific her actions are to those that see her. Best exemplified in the Manga where she talks about how nice it is to meet Snow White again and how nostalgic it is, all while caving in her face and breaking her limbs one by one.
  • Nuns Are Spooky: Her purchase-only Cleric job reflects on this.
  • One-Man Army: Notable for being the only character who's also this in their Reality persona before coming into contact with the Library. When a yakuza clan attempts to avenge their boss after she kills him, it takes several squads of goons to mortally wound her (not kill her, it should be stressed - she dies of blood loss several hours after fighting her way out).
  • Professional Killer: In the Act of Reality, she's a street kid who became a notorious assassin.
  • Psycho for Hire: Her Reality version is a textbook example - she became an assassin both to earn a living and to slake her endless thirst for blood. Her Library version doesn't have a job, per se, seeing as she's a supernatural being on a mystical quest, but she's got the basic mindset - it's incredibly easy to recruit her for just about any task so long as she gets to hurt people.
  • Red Is Violent: Exaggerated. She's the embodiment of Brutality, and her hood is stained red from the blood of her victims.
    • Subverted in her Wrath Wolf Half-Nightmare class where the red is replaced with blue, but she's still just as, if not even more violent once the spirit in question has full influence on her.
  • Sadist: Again, she's the embodiment of Brutality. Violence is her greatest pleasure, and her Ambiguous Innocence often makes it unclear whether it's a childish hobby, a sexual fetish, or some unholy midway point between the two. As she puts it, "Fun is pain! Pain is fun! Isn't it wonderful?"
  • Sanity Slippage: Following the death of Library!Red Riding Hood, whom she considered a friend, the hitherto slightly saner Reality!Red Riding Hood starts going over the edge, causing her to transform into her Alt. Half form.
    • It gets worse in Part 2 where not only is she even more unhinged than before, she's also talking to an Imaginary Friend or a voice in her head which may or may not be the cause of her evolution into her Alternative Ext. form.
  • Token Wholesome: While it's rare for 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'wholesome' to go together in the same sentence, she's generally one of the most modestly-dressed of the playable characters. It's mostly to emphasise her childish appearance and personality, but several of her outfits have her go a step further and demonstrate her Blood Knight cred by wearing actual armour.
  • Too Many Belts / Chained by Fashion: A lot of her outfits have a lot of belts and/or chains. Special mention goes to all those straps on her red hood.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: She's one of the most childlike playable characters in both appearance and personality. She's also an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer whose horrific acts often have a disturbing Interplay of Sex and Violence. 'Troubling' doesn't even begin to cover it.

    Snow White 

Snow White

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Reality 
Nightmare 
Extended 

"I will live my life with a conscience as clean as the pure driven snow that falls from the sky."
Voiced by: Reina Ueda

On the day of the wedding between the Prince and Snow White her mother, the Evil Queen, was invited. Despite all that the Queen had done, Snow White still forgave her mother. But the Evil Queen repaid this forgiveness by murdering the Prince, driving Snow White to kill her. Since then, Snow White has become a firm believer in punishing evil. She wants to revive her authors due to a personal debt, in that she owes her existence to the Grimm Brothers' lives.

Her Concept is "Justice"JP .


  • Abusive Parents: Her mother is the Evil Queen but she wasn't always bad. Her obsession with beauty eventually drove Snow White into running away from home. Snow White even knowingly eats the poisoned apple in hopes that doing so might return the Queen to her kind self. Subverted by the reveal in her Paladin class story. See So Beautiful, It's a Curse.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She has white hair, whereas in the fairy tale Snow White has ebony hair. Averted with her Reality Arc counterpart who has the same ebony hair as the fairy tale Snow White.
  • Anti-Villain: As mentioned above, the nature of their quest and their willingness to engage in it makes any playable character a Villain Protagonist, but Snow has the most doubts about her mission, feels the most guilt about it, and is the most willing to do good and show kindness where she can. During the Re:Zero crossover event, Parrah and Noya specifically complain that she's not very good at being bad. Her Library version's lack of conviction eventually gets her killed.
  • Armour-Piercing Question: A spectacular one delivered by Reality Snow White towards her Library counterpart in the Act of Elimination:
    Library Snow: My justice is for my masters.
    Reality Snow: Then what if your masters are evil?
    • Library Snow's failure to answer that question plays a key part in her demise against Reality Snow.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: After returning to the Library during Lullaby of Reincarnation, the sole reason why Alice and Snow White decided to go back to the world Parrah and Noya had them reincarnate as monsters in despite hating their reincarnated bodies was simply because Shizu was very kind to them despite their faults.
  • Bedlah Babe: Her Gunner class looks as if it takes heavy inspiration from a belly dancer aesthetic.
  • Blood-Splattered Wedding Dress: Most of her outfits reflect this. On her wedding day, she was splattered in the blood of the Prince and the Evil Queen.
  • Concepts Are Cheap: An in-universe example. Library Snow White's use of the word 'justice' soon slips into this as she finds herself defending the indefensible more and more often, going from a developed ideology to a security blanket to keep her going. This proves her undoing when she goes up against her Reality version, who has much more self-awareness, conviction, and tolerance for necessary evil.
  • Contralto of Danger: As the resident Lady of War, she's got the deep, authoritative voice of a warrior-aristocrat, although her Sanity Slippage and frequent Not So Stoic moments give her a more variable register than, say, Cinderella.
  • Deadly Doctor: In her Act of Reality, she is a nurse, Yukishita Miki, who secretly poisons several patients whom she viewed as criminals and bad people. She ends up killed by Akiyoshi Yura, a possible ancestor of Masayoshi Yura, out of revenge for one of her victims.
  • Deuteragonist: She's the main postergirl of the game alongside Alice, gets almost as much screentime in events, and ends up as the leader of La Résistance after Alice completes her Protagonist Journey to Villain.
  • Eaten Alive: She was supposed to kill Nutcracker and inherit his powers and memories, therefore using the information gathered from there to formulate a plan to stop Parrah and Noya. Thanks to them hijacking Nutcracker's body and regressing his sentience, she suffers this fate and has her powers absorbed by him instead.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: According to the Paladin job story, even a maid had impure thoughts about Snow White.
  • Expy: She shares a similar moral pride and white color palette with One.
  • Fallen Hero: Before she came to the Library, Snow White was a ruthless but fair, effective, and principled enforcer of justice, and a genuine force for good. Reconciling that with her profoundly unjust quest to resurrect her authors through the mass sacrifice of sapient beings was... difficult.
  • For Great Justice: She used to vanquish evil and deliver justice for the simple satisfaction of vanquishing evil and delivering justice, and that was also why she accepted the mission to revive her authors (seeing it as a fair reward for their efforts). Learning exactly how unjust this procedure would end up being was a key contributor to her Sanity Slippage.
  • The Hedge of Thorns: Her Half-Nightmare job has this underneath her skirt.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She's the deuteragonist and enough of an Anti-Villain that she's as close as the story comes to having a hero. She's most closely associated with the Breaker (swordswoman) job class, and favours European straightswords that match her noble, knightly demeanour.
  • Hidden Depths: Her Taisho Roman class story reveals that she enjoys cooking as a hobby. During Creation of Sweets, if the player chooses not to play as Hamelin, Kaguya or Sleeping Beauty, the side story featuring her and Little Match Girl shows that she's also one of many fans of the 'Hameln chocolates'.
  • Horned Humanoid: In her Alternative Ext. class, she gets a singular horn in the center of her forehead.
  • I Am the Noun: She stands in her belief that she herself is justice, thus having the authority to bring it.
    • Her Half-Nightmare class takes her belief and everything that she vowed and declared regarding justice to a whole new level.
  • In-Series Nickname: Gets called 'Snow' by almost everyone.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: As stated by her quote above, she vowed to live up to her name by enforcing justice and rejecting anything that might corrupt her. She found it far more of a challenge than she hoped.
  • Knight Templar: Played with. She tends to talk about how she's the embodiment of justice, and her enemies are by definition evil, but it soon becomes clear that it's more of a coping mechanism than something she seriously believes, and she's desperate for any opportunity to show kindness or mercy. That said, her doubts and guilt are never quite enough to make her stop her mission... until the Act of Elimination.
  • Lady of War: Many of the playable characters fall into this territory to a greater or lesser extent, but she's the purest example. Most of her designs present her as a dignified and elegant warrior, and Jino commented on designing her to look like a monarch.
  • The Leader: After being revived in Part 2 of the Act of Elimination, Snow White leads the other characters into taking out an out-of-control Alice before the latter causes The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Ms. Exposition: Appears in Little Match Girl's chapter in Act of Elimination Part 2 to give her the rundown on what's going on.
  • Never My Fault: Snow White insists on her justice even after killing the bird Nightmare and her children, claiming self-defense and to achieve her goal. It's clear that she doesn't really believe it, and the next chapter of her story consists of her fruitlessly searching for non-sapient nightmares to kill.
    • Her Minstrel job lore even gives the idea that Snow White herself rarely reflects on her justice and believes that she's just as justice itself.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She declared that she forgave her mother, who brandished a knife at her at that very moment, only to be protected by the prince, who died in her place. This results in Snow White killing her own mother and her resolve to correct the world.
  • Not Quite Dead: At the end of Chapter 5, after the Due to the Dead montage plays, Snow White's voice can be heard calling out to Alice, which means that it's either another version of Snow, or she somehow survived her Act of Elimination battle as well.
    • Part 2 reveals that she and the other Characters made a contract with Parrah and Noya to bring themselves back to life, and are now out to get rid of the Alice fragments that are rampaging in Reality.
  • Not So Stoic: She puts a lot of work into being a calm, dignified paragon of justice, which means that most of her screentime involves her being bludgeoned by the weirdness and/or horror of the setting until her composure cracks and she loses her cool spectacularly.
    • On a lighter note, after encountering the ghost of a developer during Ultramarine Summer's Lament, Alice saw that Snow had fainted, with Gretel poking her with a stick.
  • One Degree of Separation: It's implied that Reality Arc Snow White is working at the same hospital that Reality Arc Sleeping Beauty is hospitalized in.
  • Power at a Price: Like Little Mermaid before her, Reality!Snow White gains an Ext. class, but sacrifices something in the process. In this case, it's her hearing.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Her Alternative Ext. class gives her a pair of red wings to go with the power boost.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: In all of her classes except for her Half-Nightmare, Alternative and Alternative Ext. classes where she lets her hair down.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Her pure justice ideal leads to her zealotry.
  • Red Is Heroic: Subverted. Her Lifeforce is red and her concept is befitting of a hero... except she's a tormented Anti-Villain who uses the rhetoric of a Knight Templar as a comfort blanket.
  • Sanity Slippage: She's a Fallen Hero trying to justify her Deal With A Devil against her own conscience and sense of righteousness, and it's taking a tremendous toll on her mental state. Most of the time, she's barely holding it together, but it's becoming more and more difficult and she's having more and more moments of weakness.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her Paladin job main hand.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Played for laughs in her Cleric weapon story where Snow White is introduced to an erotic book about herself. Played straight in her Paladin's job story. Snow White's beauty mesmerized everyone in her country and beyond it. Faced with the threat of a giant blood bath caused by her daughter, the Queen decided to go through with her plan to get rid of Snow White.
  • Something About a Rose: All of her job designs have a rose present in one way or another.
  • The Stoic: Like Alice, but in a more dignified way... most of the time. As the most moral and self-doubting of the protagonists, she's quite prone to Not So Stoic moments.
  • Team Mom: Whenever she's with younger Characters such as Pinocchio in the Tsuri Star collaboration event and the first 2 Christmas events.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her gray eyes signify her purity and cold demeanor while the black colouring in them reflects the black flames of vengeance flickering within her. Her Half-Nightmare job has her eyes combine the colors of blue and purple.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: With the death of the prince at the hands of her mother, whom she forgave just before the murder, Snow White swore to never again show forgiveness and to correct the world with her justice.
  • Undying Loyalty: She regards her Author(s) as her Master(s) and it's for their sake that she swore her loyalty and to bring justice to them.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Reality!Snow White believed that if no one would do anything about the bad people in the hospital, she would have to do it herself. Unfortunately for her, once news of the poisoning incidents were released to the public, everyone viewed her as a murderer. The good news, however, is that her own acceptance of herself as one of these makes her much more driven and emotionally stable than her Library self, which is why she prevails in their Act of Elimination duel.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: In her story, everyone wants her out of love and hate.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When confronted by the children of a Nightmare bird she recently killed, Snow White snapped and proceeded to kill them in the name of her justice.

    Dorothy 

Dorothy

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"Try a sample!"
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi

From L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is an inquisitive girl with an insatiable curiosity. So much so that she only wants to experiment with what the Land of Oz has to offer her. She wants to revive her author so that she can preserve his brain in formaldehyde.

Her Concept is "Curiosity"JP .


  • And Then John Was a Zombie: When she's revived in the Act of Elimination Part 2, she's become a Nightmare. Snow White is utterly horrified when she sees her. She gets better, but doesn't live long.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Reality!Dorothy gets this power among other things during the Act of Elimination when fighting against Reality!Kaguya who's on the way to Nightmarification after despairing over her strength. She uses this ability to find Kaguya/Alt. Half's weakness.
  • Batter Up!: Dorothy's Crusher job has her wield a baseball bat. Meanwhile, her Wrath Wolf Crusher job changes the bat for... a tennis racket.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She's both a scatter-brained goofball and one of the coldest and most ruthless members of the main cast, alternating between being the Plucky Comic Relief and a terrifying Mad Scientist with a complete Lack of Empathy.
  • Blind Without 'Em: As revealed in the Act of Elimination, both Library and Reality versions of Dorothy share a common weakness - being shortsighted. However, Reality!Dorothy displayed higher levels of cunning, allowing her to win against Library!Dorothy.
  • Boobs of Steel: She probably has the largest bust size of the cast, along with Kaguya.
  • Braids of Action: Has one short braid and one long one, the longer one being around hip-length.
  • The Cameo: She appears in a single frame in Chapter 7 of the manga working in the office that Cinderella visits to get information on Little Mermaid.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Her Alternative class weapon is a club made of golden-yellow Lifeforce.
  • Constantly Curious: She's just that excited for her passion. See For Science! for details.
  • A Day in the Limelight: A Class Series in the Limelight, to be precise. Dorothy has her own class series known as 'Dorothy's Workshop', where she creates various gear for other Characters. In gameplay, they provide a large boost to their primary weapon type and a small boost to a secondary weapon type. The class stories of this series are additionally taken from her diary.
  • Divide and Conquer: She does this to the Three Little Pigs in their section of the Act of Elimination (Part 2)'s Chapter 4, believing a 3-against-1 match isn't fair. Her victory is short-lived as the Pigs end up eating her from the inside.
  • Eaten Alive: Her fate in Chapter 3 of the Act of Elimination (Part 2) when she's eaten from the inside by The Three Little Pigs.
  • Fate Worse than Death: As a Mad Scientist with an unending appetite for vivisection, she's notorious in-universe for her tendency to deliver these. If she gets you Strapped to an Operating Table, you'll soon be begging for death from someone with no interest in delivering it. It says a lot that even the tragedy-obsessed Little Mermaid makes a swift exit when she sees Dorothy sharpening her scalpels.
    • She herself ends up with one of these as she's Eaten Alive by The Three Little Pigs after eating them up herself.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She's a friendly, bubbly girl who only takes interest in someone if she thinks they'd be a useful source of research materials, and it soon becomes apparent that her Motor Mouth patter is mainly something to keep herself occupied while she sets up her vivisection table rather than being born of any serious interest in conversation.
  • For Science!: She wants to dissect, cut up, and do various experiments on anything that gets her interest, just for the sake of knowing how it works and why. The only thing that matters to her is her research and anything else that moves is just material.
  • Genius Ditz: Looks to be one.
  • Genki Girl: Dorothy is always enthusiastic when it comes to looking for her experimental subjects. Her Reality version, however, ditched her cheerful demeanor.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a dedicated Mad Scientist who's as pretty as any other SINoALICE heroine, and while she's usually the Token Wholesome cast member with outfits that are conservative or outright bizarre rather than sexy, she does sometimes get to wear something more flattering.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses a giant syringe as her Gunner job main hand. Meanwhile, her Wrath Wolf Crusher job has her use a tennis racket.
  • Insufferable Genius: In the Act of Reality, she views her intellect highly and calls others stupid for not believing her theories. The Act of Fusion has her find test subjects for her experiments, citing 'not stupid' as one of her criteria.
    • Her Child class story also has this view, but it only serves to get her into trouble.
  • Lack of Empathy: One of the more extreme cases amongst the playable cast. To her, people are either research samples to be killed and studied, obstacles to said research, or completely irrelevant. Relating to people as people is something she simply does not do.
  • Literal-Minded: Sometimes, during PVs for the Dorothy's Workshop classes. Gretel constantly tearing bread to make a Trail Of Breadcrumbs? Create an auto-bread tearing machine! Kaguya is an alien? Create a spacesuit to send her home! Cinderella ate the Pigs' sweets? Make her happy by recreating her ballgown (though Cinderella isn't happy about being mugged and dressed up herself)! Alice being called dull? Make her light up by first dumping her in florescent paint, and if that doesn't work, string Christmas lights on her!
  • Mad Scientist: Her introduction PV has her voice excitement over the thought of collecting new samples in Library. Her weapon story has her test a drug of her own creation on living beings with the expected effect. Her Gunner class story implies she used the cast of The Wizard of Oz as her first test subjects.
    • Additionally, her weapon stories often involve her inventing something, ranging from weapons to concoctions. She eventually gets her own job series, the 'Dorothy's Workshop', where she invents all sorts of things for her fellow Characters.
    • This is also her persona in the Act of Reality: a college researcher who was expelled from the scientific association for her madcap experiments.
  • Man on Fire: Her ultimate fate in the Act of Reality: her time machine exploded, burning her to death and setting the apartment she lived in on fire. Her last thought before the flames consumed her was that she could always conduct experiments another day.
  • Meganekko: The only one in the cast until Hamelin's release.
  • Messy Hair: Has a lot of hair sticking out despite being braided, including an Idiot Hair.
  • Motor Mouth: One of the most talkative playable characters. She's got a habit of thinking out loud, and she's a very quick thinker. Don't mistake it for an interest in what anyone else has to say, though.
  • Mission Control: During the End of the Moonlight event where she gives instructions to Kaguya, Sleeping Beauty and Red Riding Hood when they go to space.
  • Only One Name: Nowhere in the game mentions her last name of 'Gale'. Everyone simply calls her Dorothy.
  • Poisonous Person: Her new powers allow her to create a nerve-dulling poisonous gas to defeat Kaguya in the Act of Elimination.
  • Power at a Price: Turns out, Reality!Dorothy too had to sacrifice something to get her Super Intelligence. In this case, it's her morals and ethics. This was why Reality!Snow chose to give her remaining strength to Alice.
  • The Smart Guy: Her role during events she's involved in.
  • Super Intelligence: Her new power, which provides her with Awesomeness by Analysis to defeat her enemies. However, all of her ethics (or lack thereof) went down the drain as a result.
  • Token Wholesome: Sort of Reverse Enforced. While she is normally among the most conservatively dressed of the cast, Taro was told that "mobile gacha games don’t sell unless it shows plenty of skin". Though Taro being Taro decided that for her Cleric job, she is decked out in what basically amounts to some sort of Power Armor, Diving Suit, Steampunk hybrid, showing next to no skin whatsoever with only part of her face visible through the suit's visor.
  • Womanchild: Both her Library and Reality versions behave like this regarding their interests.
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    Nutcracker 

Nutcracker

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Voiced by: Hiroshi Shirokuma

The titular character from E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King who has been turned into a toy for a very long time. While he has yet to prove himself in battle, he's more than willing to pass on advice to anyone of the younger generation. That is, if they're willing to listen in the first place...

His concept is "Senilty" JP .


  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Like Dorothy, he Came Back Wrong in Part 2 of the Act of Elimination as a Nightmare, being a husk of his former self. He gets better, but gets yanked horribly by Parrah and Noya who hijack him before he can complete his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Butt-Monkey: If he does interact with other Characters, he'll usually end up on the short end of things.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Everyone tends to ignore him when he shows up. Subverted during the Act of Elimination Part 2 when Pinocchio saw him come back to life as a Nightmare who lost his mind and felt sorry for him. During the The Blazing Summer, the Trendy Tan event, Aladdin even gives him a tan despite him showing up close to closing time.
  • Grumpy Old Man: It's even his concept, "Gerontocracynote "/"Senilty".
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts to do this by using whatever little time he has left as a Nightmare who has regained its sentience to inform Snow White of everything he knows before asking her to deliver a Mercy Kill and inherit his powers. Before they can go through with it however, Parrah and Noya hack into his body and regresses him back into a Nightmare, leading to Snow's demise as she's Eaten Alive by him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Even though he's angry at the Three Little Pigs for ignoring his lectures when they meet in the Act of Elimination, he finds himself suddenly caring about their health after their happy talk of food.
    • His reason for entrusting Snow with his knowledge in Part 2 of the same act? He genuinely wanted her to put an end to the Forever War the puppets were planning.
  • Joke Character: No one takes him seriously.
    • Lethal Joke Character: Chapter 2 of his Act of Elimination has him revealing his true form, and he ends up victorious against Reality!Gretel. Gameplay-wise, while he doesn't provide any more stats, increasing his Breaker Ext. class level up to 10 has him give a 1% boost to all weapon types as support skills.
  • Living Toys: Technically, a wooden toy puppet brought to life.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: The Act of Fusion reveals that Nutcracker is actually another observer in a similar vein to Accord, Parrah and Noya. Being older than Parrah and Noya, he's witnessed more events than they have and reveals that Library has fused with Reality 44 times prior to the events of the Fusion Arc, the current events being the 45th time. To prevent Parrah and Noya suspecting anything about him continuing to record every event that happened within Library and eventually finding a way to stop them, he pretended to be a senile old man.
  • Old Windbag: Often gives lectures and rambles on and on, much to the annoyance of smaller Nightmares, Parrah and Noya. He also gets angry when his lectures gets ignored.
  • One-Winged Angel: Nutcracker unleashes his true form after Reality!Gretel's demise, becoming taller, his face being revealed to be a mask and his Lifeforce can be seen forming the joints.
  • Rambling Old Man Monologue: Likes to give these to anyone he meets. This is even more apparent considering he doesn't have any Cross Stories in the Acts of Reality and Fusion, where he's alone in Library after everyone else ended up in Reality.
  • Taking You with Me: After regaining his sentience a second time thanks to Snow White's power, he pulls this on the Pinocchio's staff-Cinderella fusion both to atone for his sins and to finish what he started. It works, but Pinocchio's staff still lives and uses the remains of the two to form a new body.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: He's the only Character to not have a Grimoire class to his name, with most of his other classes being exclusive to events, and even then players can redeem him for free with medals or as a clear reward. He's also the only Character who does not have any Class Weapons because of this.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Oh look, Nutcracker managed to redeem himself by dropping his 'Old Windbag' act and entrust the future willingly to Snow White, and for once in his life gets the praise and respect for the elderly like he always wanted! Unfortunately for him, before they can go through with it, Parrah and Noya throw a huge wrench in his plans by being the jackasses they are and regress his sentience to force him into eating Snow White and forcing his evolution into a worse Nightmare than he already is. Goddamnit.

    Three Little Pigs 

Three Little Pigs

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"We are the Three Little Pigs. We are good friends and sisters. We love to eat, but what we love the most are sweets!"
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki

The Three Little Pigs are sisters who love eating more than anything else, viewing it as something particularly special to them. So much so, they're willing to eat as much as they can, throw up, and eat again. Apparently, the Big Bad Wolf wasn't filling enough for them, so they're off to revive their author in the hopes of getting to eat more.

In battle, while all three appear together, one pig will be seen doing the actual fighting while the other two are in the background either eating and drinking, supporting their sister or copying her movements. This leads to unique battle animations that no other character has, not even the other duo units, Devola and Popola, King of Facade and Fyra and Fina and Dark Fina.

Their concept is "Gluttony"JP .


  • A House Divided: The 3rd Anniversary event has one of them contracting with the Proud Lion Spirit with the wish of not being hungry again while the other wields the power the black cat (possibly the same cat from the previous 2 anniversary events) gave her to stop her sister with the middle pig caught in between.
    • Dorothy attempts to do this in the Act of Elimination in order to win, but this bites her HARD when the trio eat her from the inside and become a proper Hive Mind.
  • Big Eater: Loves to eat, and their concept is "Gluttony". The three of them are willing to eat as much as they can until they vomit, and then eat again.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The leftmost girl is the big one, being fairly plump. The rightmost one is the thin one, being somewhat skinny. And the middle one is the balanced one. It's soon revealed that which one is which isn't fixed - they're just at different stages in the same binge-purge-binge process.
  • Body Horror: While everyone's Half-Nightmare classes have them to some degree, theirs completely lack a stomach, with a empty void being where it used to be.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience:
    • The thin girl wears blue/purple, the plump girl wears green, and the middle girl wears red. This is actually less helpful than you might think, because all three sisters are actually cycling through the same three phases of large, medium and small (and presumably change outfits with each other whenever they do).
    • Their overall Lifeforce is light pink, as seen in their Half-Nightmare and Reality Class weapons.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: Like Red Riding Hood, they have very high-pitched voices, and while they aren't actively malevolent like her, their obsessive, near-mindless Horror Hunger is very unsettling.
  • Disappeared Dad: In Reality Arc, they mention that they do not know who their father is. However, their Alternative class story implies that they were followed by someone claiming to be their father.
  • The Dividual: While the Three Little Pigs are 3 characters counted as 1 and are pulled from the Grimoire as such, only one of them (chosen at random) can be seen doing the actual fighting while the other 2 can be seen doing other things such as eating and drinking or mimicking the active sister's actions. The only classes where this doesn't happen are their Sin Half-Nightmare classes where the spirits of the other pigs are seen circling around the central pig instead and their Half-Nightmare class where only the middle daughter is fixed while the other 2 switch positions at random.
  • Does Not Like Spam: As the trio learn the hard way, Shades are not the best thing to put on the menu.
  • Everybody Has Standards: After the youngest pig gains her power from the Proud Lion spirit in Little Pigs, the Three Wishes, she forgoes food preparation altogether and eats the Nightmares raw, freaking out her sisters. Usually, the trio would cook their victims before eating them.
  • Extreme Omnivore: While they have a strong dietary preference (sweets, and lots of them), the Pigs are extremely open-minded when seeking new delicacies. It's how they ended up getting into the habit of chowing down on Nightmares.
  • Fan Disservice: The game's primary providers. They're a trio of attractive teenage girls who tend to wear flattering outfits (if not usually as fanservicey as some). They're also bottomless pits of Horror Hunger who spend their entire time eating and/or throwing up, and are only ever a short distance away from devolving into a single Body Horror-tastic Humanoid Abomination.
  • Gender Flip: The original Three Little Pigs are boys.
  • Gluttonous Pig: Downplayed; the Pigs are Little Bit Beastly girls but since their concept is Gluttony it still applies.
  • Hive Mind: After assuming their Breaker Ext. class, they've truly become this, no longer being able to identify which pig is which.
  • Horror Hunger: They're the embodiments of Gluttony in a horror-themed video game. This trope goes with the territory. They're killing their way across the Library in the hope of sating their insatiable hunger, and they'll happily help themselves to anything (or anyone) who looks tasty along the way.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They're the closest of the playable characters to the edge of this trope by default, thanks to having the strangest and most alien psychology - even Gretel is at least mad in recognisably human ways. As a result, they tend to be the fastest to abandon their humanity whenever it's put to the test, and their loss of said humanity tends to be particularly dramatic and filled with Body Horror.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Because you can't have Horror Hunger without a little cannibalism. Unusually, they don't much like eating people (their favourite foods are sweets, and human flesh isn't especially sweet), but their bottomless appetites mean that if long pig is the most readily available meal on the menu, they'll happily partake.
    • If their Crusher class is any indication, after eating the Big Bad Wolf, they also ate their own mother.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Some of their weapons resemble utensils used for cooking and/or eating than anything. In particular, their Cleric weapon is a spaghetti server while their Minstrel weapon resembles a fork.
  • Is It Something You Eat?: When they encounter something new like Nightmares or Invaders, they usually ask this question. Shades, or Gestalts on the other hand...
  • Little Bit Beastly: Pig ears and a tail on each of them. Averted with their Alternative class, which is 100% human.
  • My Beloved Smother: Their mother in the Act of Reality, who is a famous actress herself, is very image-focused. She'd often push her daughters to do things that boost their, and by extension her, image. This caused a lot of stress on all three of them, and it didn't help that she favoured the 'middle daughter' (actually the midpoint in all three's cycle of overeating and starving) for having a balanced weight compared to the other two.
    Youngest Little Pig: Can you dote on someone apart from your 2nd daughter?
    • The fact that all three refer to themselves as 'her accessories' doesn't help one bit.
  • Nice Hat: In all of their class designs except for their Invader and Wasou classes.
  • Obsessed with Food: Their heads are filled with nothing but the thought of food and eating.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: All three are completely identical. One is always fat, one is always skinny, and one is in between, but that's only because all three of them are going on a steady cycle of gorging and purging food, gaining weight and losing weight one after the other. There's no lasting way to tell them apart, and all three usually consider themselves part of the same entity.
  • Showgirl Skirt: In their Sorcerer class art.
  • Single-Minded Twins: A variant. All three of them occupy three separate roles with three separate personalities, but change between them on a regular cycle. They usually behave more like a three-part Hive Mind than three separate people.
  • Skewed Priorities: In their Act of Elimination battle against Nutcracker, they're more interested in deciding what to eat and are very unaware that they're now in a death match. Surprisingly, them running away from Nutcracker allows them to live another day, although this cannot be said for an inevitable meeting with their Reality counterparts...
  • The Slacker: During the Giant Raid that focuses on them, the more time they spend with the Sloth Bear spirit, the more they become this until they completely lack the motivation to do anything at all, fitting the spirit's sin.
  • Sweet Tooth: According to their introductory PV, the Three Little Pigs love eating almost anything, but they love sweets the most. Most of the time when they're talking about food, it's always a dessert, never something savory. Justified as they're young little girls.
  • Teen Idol: In the Reality Arc. The Three Little Pigs were child actresses whose mother is a famous actress herself.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Possibly the youngest members of the cast - their Alternative Job design implies that they're only elementary school kids when their story happened.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: In Reality Arc, the Three Little Pigs were triplet child actresses who wanted to please their mother who only cared for appearances. To get her to love them equally, they often swapped identities and engaged in extreme weight control to the point where they consumed weight loss pills from overseas. Unfortunately, not only did they lose their sense of self-identity in the process, all three of them ultimately died from a nasty combination of eating disorders and overdose on the weight loss pills.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Their overall fate in the Act of Elimination is more ambiguous compared to the others, since they ran off from their battle with Nutcracker and Chapter 4 ends with Alice about to get her wish granted. However, with the existence of the Reality counterparts, it's currently unknown whether the Pigs will get an actual Act of Elimination chapter or died offscreen.
    • They eventually come back in Part 2 of the Act of Elimination, teaming up with the other characters to defeat the Alice fragments after they went berserk.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: They do, in their support Classes. The eldest and youngest pigs do too in their Gunner Class.

    Aladdin 

Aladdin

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"I'm the man who can obtain all of the world's infinite riches!"
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara, Natsumi Fujiwara (Aladdin/-Child-)

Once a poor boy, Aladdin suddenly found himself surrounded by infinite riches thanks to a magic lamp. However, despite his obsession with fortune, his heart still had 1 more regret. He aims to revive his author to gain more money, believing it to be the solution to everything, including resolving his lost love.

His concept is "Nouveau Riche"JP .


  • "Arabian Nights" Days: Given who he is, it should come as no surprise that he favours lavish Middle Eastern/Indian clothing and weaponry.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: The Three Little Pigs in their cross story with Aladdin ask him whether his money can truly buy everything when Aladdin spends a lot on a buffet just for them so that they don't have to hunt for Nightmares to eat. Since Aladdin couldn't respond to that, they go back to hunting.
  • Bare Your Midriff: All classes have his chest exposed, with some in Walking Shirtless Scene territory. Averted for his Divine Prudence Gunner class where it is covered.
  • Battle Butler: During the Halloween 2019 event to compliment Hamelin's design.
  • Butt-Monkey: On the receiving end of some unfortunate events in certain class stories such as the 2nd Anniversary's Luxury class stories where he's denied the chance to host the event by Parrah and Noya and Red Riding Hood's Amphibious Assault Ship Type class story where Dorothy 'sacrifices' him to be Red Riding Hood's playmate after the invention was delivered.
  • Companion Cube: His lamp appears with him in all of his class designs.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In a similar situation to Rapunzel during the Lullaby of Reincarnation event, Aladdin shows up as a silhouette in the side story of the Campfire Cuisine event with Little Mermaid. He eventually made his proper Global server debut on 23 April 2021.
  • For Want of a Nail: His character description states that this is an Aladdin who is more interested in the riches than finding love in the princess in his tale.
  • Gratuitous English: Often sprinkles his speech with English words. Parrah and Noya would then comment that they have no idea what he's talking about. Averted in the Global server where his English remains intact in the translations.
    • Even as a child, according to Cinderella, he would often use 'difficult words'.
    • This ends up his undoing in the Act of Elimination since when he says that he and Rapunzel came to a consensus, due to him using the word in English Rapunzel mishears it as 'kouin' (marriage). After he gives the lamp to Rapunzel, the genie kills him out of jealousy because they went with Rapunzel's interpretation.
  • The Lost Lenore: It's heavily implied that while he loves money, he loved the princess just as much. So much so, when she fell ill and he discovered that the lamp was stolen, Aladdin went out of his way to get it back, only for the princess to have passed away when he returned. It's implied that he didn't take her death too well and believed that if he were richer, he could have saved her.
    • His longing to fill the gap in his heart left by the death of his princess leads him to fall in love with Rapunzel in the Elimination Arc, and his attempts to make her happy, culminating in him giving her his lamp out of love, which gets him killed by the genie.
  • Love at First Sight: Towards Rapunzel in the Act of Elimination, to the point where they refuse to fight one another. This gets deconstructed as the both of them are only in love with the ideal version of each other, and Aladdin giving Rapunzel his lamp as an act of love ends up killing him.
  • Money Fetish: Aladdin is absolutely obsessed with money, believing that everything in the world can be obtained with enough money and desires to gain more wealth.
  • Mr. Fanservice: As a handsome, muscular man who tends to wear skimpy, flattering Middle Eastern clothing, he's the game's main provider of male fanservice.
  • Nice Guy: He has no qualms helping others by using his wealth and has good intentions for doing so, even if he believes that money is the end all be all.
  • Nouveau Riche: Literally the name of his concept.
  • Perma-Stubble: Has one in his Alternative class apperance.
  • Ship Tease: With Hamelin as part of the Banquet of the Butlers event. However, the same event reveals that Aladdin isn't very trusting of Hamelin to begin with due to their conflicting views about money. This can also apply to Rapunzel. While with Hamelin it's more of a joke, Rapunzel and Aladdin actually fell in love with each other on sight during act of Elimination. Aladdin also comes to her rescue in Act of Reality, and Rapunzel swoons at the sight of him.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Rapunzel in the Act of Elimination.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of all the Library characters, he's the closest to a decent person doing decent things for decent reasons. Even his exit from the Act of Elimination was functionally a Heroic Sacrifice, despite him not expecting things to go that way).
  • Uncle Pennybags: Aladdin won't hesitate to spend money on others' happiness as well, ranging from funding Dorothy's experiments (leading to his Servant of Tin Job as part of the Dorothy's Workshop series) to providing an endless buffet for the Three Little Pigs in their crossover story. However, in the case of the latter, they go right back to hunting Nightmares to cook and eat when Aladdin is unable to answer their question of whether money can be eaten.
    • This bites him in the ass extremely hard in the Act of Elimination against Rapunzel where he outright admits that money is the only way he makes people happy, and his attempts to buy whatever Rapunzel wants backfires as her sheltered life leaves her with no clue about money. Ultimately, he gives her his lamp as an act of love, but the genie kills him for it out of jealousy.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Befitting his "Arabian Nights" Days aesthetic, it's very rare for any of his outfits to fail to show off a great deal of his sculpted torso.

    Rapunzel 

Rapunzel

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"Every man is my prince."
Voiced by: Akane Fujita

The Girl in the Tower herself, Rapunzel lived a life of innocence and chasity until a prince showed up in her tower. After teaching her his ways, she attempted to do the same to her mother, a witch who took her as a baby, who then cast her out due to her purity now being tainted. However, this does not stop Rapunzel from searching for her prince again, and she is dedicated to getting along with everyone she deems her prince, up to and including The Grimms Brothers when she revives them.

Her concept is "Chastity"JP .


  • Angelic Beauty: She's a chaste, pure, and innocent maiden (well, sort of) who's constantly suffused in golden light and has a bird motif. There's next to no meaningful difference between her appearance and personality and that of your standard 'sexy angel'.
  • Animal Motifs: Birds. Her hair decorations resemble bird wings, her debut banner containing her Cleric class is called 'Chaste Hatchling' and her Minstrel class story alludes to birds.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has one of the largest bust sizes within the cast, with many of her classes leaving a cleavage window to emphasize them.
  • Covert Pervert: She's innocent and unworldly about the ways of men, but she's also an extremely keen pupil. Realising that the authors she's meant to revive are a pair of brothers sends her straight into a Twin Threesome Fantasy, for instance.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: During Lullaby of Reincarnation, if Alice, Snow White or any of the TenSura characters aren't used by the player, she shows up in the side story along with the Three Little Pigs. But because said event is a simultaneous release between the JP and Global servers, this marks her debut before her actual Global release. As a result she's represented with a silhouette in Global due to not being released there yet.
    • Rapunzel is also mentioned in Suiseiseki's Class story when talking about the latter's compatibility with the former.
    • She eventually makes her Global debut on 19 August 2021.
  • Flower Motifs: Yellow flowers are prominent in her designs, especially yellow roses. Bear in mind that in hanakotoba, yellow roses symbolize 'jealousy'. Her Half-Nightmare Job takes it Up to Eleven with her stomach being covered full of yellow flowers.
  • Flowers of Femininity: A pure-hearted and innocent girl decked in yellow flowers.
  • Fusion Dance: Fuses with Aladdin's Lifeforce in the Act of Elimination following his death, resulting in her Pre. Half class.
  • Girl in the Tower: What she was before entering the Library.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A beautiful, innocent, pure maiden with golden hair.
    • Averted with her Reality self, who's a brunette.
  • Important Haircut: In the Act of Elimination, she cuts her hair out of love for Aladdin.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her Gunner weapon is a watering can. Which is of the Fire element. How on earth it works, no one knows.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Rapunzel's concept is "Chastity"; her reveal trailer has her say she protects innocence. However, her 'purity' actually refers to her being incredibly naïve - taking her prince's 'teachings'note  to heart and attempting it on both men and women, including her own mother, and possibly the Grimm Brothers as well when she revives them.
  • The Ingenue: Is she ever! Due to her living a sheltered life in her tower, she hardly knows anything about the outside world - she 'gets along' with men and women the same way unaware of the implications that come with it because 'that's what the prince taught her', and as Aladdin found out, she doesn't know what money is.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: To emphasize her purity.
  • Love at First Sight: Towards Aladdin in the Act of Elimination, to the point where they refuse to fight one another. This gets deconstructed as the both of them are only in love with the ideal version of each other, and Aladdin giving Rapunzel his lamp as an act of love ends up killing him.
  • Naïve Newcomer: What she's presented as in the beginning of her Hatred Arc.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Towards poor Gretel during the Summer 2019 event as she asks her about her brother.
  • Otaku: Her reality persona is this, being part of several anime circles and making her own doujinshi.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It's Rapunzel, after all.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Aladdin in the Act of Elimination.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Heavily inverted: due to her sheltered life she has no clue about what's appropriate and what's not (the prince was useless in that department), but she's also part of the Dysfunction Junction as everyone else.

    Hamelin (Hameln) 

Hamelin / Hameln (ハーメルン Hāmerun)

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Nightmare 
Extended 

"Goodbye, hideous Nightmare. And to my beautiful flower, hello."
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno

The Pied Piper of Hamelin himself, who is fixated on the beautiful and shows disdain towards the ugly. Wherever he goes, beauty is sure to follow and whatever he sees that is beautiful, he will take for himself. He will go to all lengths to acquire the highest form of beauty for himself, even if he has to make himself ugly in the process.

His concept is "Aesthetics"JP .


  • Affectionate Nickname: Hana from the Concerto of Cherry Blossoms event calls him 'Mel'JP .
  • Agent Peacock: A narcissistic dandy who's also the most obviously physically threatening male character (unless one counts the Nutcracker's true form), and as much of an unstoppable killing machine as the rest of the main cast.
  • Animal Motifs: Spiders, according to his Half-Nightmare class design.
  • Badass Baritone: Hamelin regularly engages in the murder and slaughter of Nightmares like the other characters and has the deepest voice in the cast courtesy of Tomoaki Maeno.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He would never stoop to being anything less than the embodiment of sartorial and martial perfection, and his suits are just as sharp as his blades.
  • Based on a True Story: Hamelin's reveal trailer explains that his story isn't just a 'tale of terror', but rather fact based on an incident that took place on June 26, 1284.
  • Beauty to Beast: What happens to him in the Dark Fables light novel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Despite not doing much during Part 2 of the Act of Elimination, he of all people was the one who fired the finishing blow in Chapter 3, using the power he had been saving to destroy the Colosseum and deliver a Mercy Kill to Pinocchio who was being corrupted by Alice's power.
  • Clothing Damage: Played for Fan Disservice. His job outfits will usually include at least one garment that's ragged and torn, with nothing visible through the holes except smoky indigo Lifeforce. It's as if he's a hollow shell around an empty void.
  • Covert Pervert: He looks dignified, but then his lines are sometimes... questionable. Especially during The Butler's Feast where he asks Gretel to step on him simply because of her nice legs.
    Gretel: Why don't we go, Hansel? There's a weird pervert, instead of a witch.
    • This gets a Continuity Nod in the Concerto of Cherry Blossoms event where he's still after her legs when they meet again.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Very few people can put up with him, but in the Act of Elimination, he was the one to blow up the colosseum, and without causing further damage to the surroundings to boot.
  • The Dandy: He's right on the edge of being the literal Anthropomorphic Personification of the concept. Art and fashion are his life, and he's willing to go to any lengths to ensure that he's the most beautiful, beautifully-dressed person in existence.
  • Dub Name Change: A minor one, going from 'Hameln' to 'Hamelin'. Both are references to the town where his story takes place.
  • Eaten Alive: No thanks to the Three Little Pigs in Chapter 5 of the Act of Elimination (Part 2).
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the Global version, if the player does not play as one of the Rozen Maidens in Mirrored Rozen Maidens, Hamelin appears as a silhouette alongside Dorothy, similar to Rapunzel and Aladdin before him. He is also mentioned in Souseiseki's Class story which compares the latter's compatibility with him. He eventually makes his proper Global server debut on July 13 2021.
  • Entitled Bastard: Again, hedonistic narcissist. If it matches his standards of beauty, it belongs to him. If it doesn't, it will be destroyed. No exceptions.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • The first chapter in his Act of Hatred has him kill a Nightmare because he thought it was ugly to save a beautiful flower. After the Nightmare has been slain, he proceeds to eat the flower because he wants beautiful things in him.
    • His second chapter is basically a list of his beauty routines.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: His Paladin class story has a male psychiatrist observing him and becoming attracted to him. Said psychiatrist then commits murder to be with him, implying he did it for Hamelin because "he" told him to do it.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's one of the most overtly sinister characters in the cast, and has a deep, booming voice to match.
  • Expy: Of Sebastian in appearance. In fact, the producers have joked about wanting to release him on the same date as the launch of Twisted Wonderland, a Disney mobile game whose character designer is Black Butler's mangaka, Yana Toboso, but they got a bit impatient.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Due to his narcissism and sometimes creepy behaviour, very few characters are willing to put up with him for long. In particular, Creation of Sweets starts with Parrah and Noya sympathizing with him not getting any Valentine chocolates and asks the Characters to make some for him, only for most of them to run away from the request.
  • Gentleman Thief: He's more direct and brutal about it than most, but this is basically his main occupation - he looks for anything beautiful enough to suit his rarefied tastes and takes it, with little-to-no concern for petty matters of ownership (or, indeed, bodily integrity).
  • The Hedonist: He's the epitome of narcissistic, solipsistic hedonism. His sole desire is to experience the endless pleasure of being a perfectly beautiful person surrounded by perfect beauty, and he is willing to go to any length to accomplish it.
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: Taken to the extreme. Hamelin will do whatever it takes to maintain himself and achieve ultimate beauty. Even if it means dismemberment.
  • Improbable Weapon User: His Instrument of Murder arsenal is utterly bizarre. Guitar-crossbows? Trombone-swords? Double bass hammers? It says a lot about him that the saxophone-glaive his Paladin class uses is one of his more practical-looking weapons.
  • Instrument of Murder: His default weapon type. His Minstrel instruments tend to be bladed (his pipe, for instance, resembles a Sinister Scythe), and most of his other class weapons resemble musical instruments more than the weapon they're supposed to be. For example, his Gunner class has him wield a crossbow in the shape of a violin, his Paladin class gives him an elongated saxophone with a bayonet that lets it serve as a glaive, and the weapon attached to his Consolation Prize (R02) class in commemoration of the 3rd Popularity Poll is a spear in the shape of an electric guitar.
  • Jerkass: While he's not intentionally cruel like Cinderella, he's one of the bluntest and most abrasive playable characters. He's interested in beautiful objects, not people, and if he pays attention to anyone else, he'll soon make it clear that it's literally only because of their body (or parts thereof).
  • Lack of Empathy: Another of the main offenders in the playable cast. He's only interested in beauty on a material level (for example, he'll value the vocal cords of a talented singer and pay no regard to the person they're attached to), and sees it as his mission to collect things he finds beautiful without any concern to their present ownership.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: As a completely materialistic narcissist, he only wears the absolute finest clothing and beauty products. Best not to ask how he gets his hands on them, though.
  • Meganekko: Always seen with glasses.
    • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Outside of expressing his love of beauty and hate for ugliness, he is completely indifferent to the world around him, and this often causes trouble for other people who seek his help. In the Kafun event, he only cared about the girl because she was beautiful until he realized she sang poorly and smelled bad. In the Butler event, he only helped because the girl had pretty vocal cords. He even calls Pinocchio ugly for being dependent on others.
  • Mad Artist: He is to art as Dorothy is to science - utterly ruthless and remorseless in his pursuit of material beauty at the expense of everything else.
  • Multicoloured Hair: Has black hair with purple at the tip of his fringe.
  • Musical Assassin: Even more so than other Minstrel classes from other Characters as the majority of his weapons resemble musical instruments more than the weapon they're supposed to be saved for those, which are actual instruments.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The original Pied Piper was nameless. Here, he's given the name 'Hamelin', after the town where his story happens.
  • The Narcissist: Only desires beautiful things surrounding him and is fixated on being beautiful. Par the course of his concept of "Aesthetics".
    • Cinderella even calls him as such in the Spring 2020 event Concerto of Cherry Blossoms.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are a deep-red.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Currently always wearing a snazzy suit to match his Butler aesthetic, sans his Kafun class, where he is wearing a pollen suit with swimwear clothing underneath, and even then it fits.
  • Ship Tease: With Aladdin in initial marketing for the Banquet of the Butlers event, being the only other adult male character apart from himself. A couple of stamps given during the event made it seem like Boys' Love, while unlocking the entirety of Hinaka Hoshina's weapon from the Songstress' Torment collaboration event with Gems Company has a comment that they look good with each other. However, Aladdin states that he doesn't trust Hamelin due to the latter not being as interested in money as he is.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": There was initial confusion over his spelling when he was first released in the Japanese version, but it's revealed later that his name was taken from the German spelling of 'Hamelin'. The Global server uses the English variation instead.
  • Sticky Fingers: Played for horror. He's basically a hedonistic kleptomaniac, obsessively collecting anything he finds beautiful, from art and music to body parts. It's probably best not to think about what happened to all those children in his original legend.
  • Token Wholesome: Follows the letter of this trope, though not the spirit. He tends to show off less skin than the other male characters (Aladdin and Pinocchio), but only because he's The Dandy, and prefers to use his pitch-perfect fashion sense to accentuate his handsome looks. His artwork makes it clear that he's (almost) always designed with sex appeal in mind.
  • Wicked Cultured: An extreme example. He's an artist and connoisseur of the arts. Nothing else has value, and nothing will get between him and the pinnacle of aesthetic perfection.

    Little Match Girl 

Little Match Girl

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Nightmare 
Extended 

"Would anyone like to buy a match?"
Voiced by: Mayu Sagara

The Little Match Girl who still attempts to sell her matches. However hard she tries, no one seems to want to buy her matches, so she turns to more extreme methods to make a sale. Having had to do it for so long without success, she redirects her flames of wrath towards her author, Hans Christen Andersen, and aims to kill him herself after reviving him for making her story a tragedy.

Her concept is "Hellfire"JP .


  • Abusive Parents: Like in the fairytale she comes from, her father would beat her if she failed to sell any matches.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not at first, but by the end of her Hatred Arc, she's taking sadistic pleasure in burning down anything that moves. It's bad enough that even the puppets are trying to stop her.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The Photography Banquet of Autumn Leaves event and the November 2020 Colosseum SP is focused on her.
  • Death Glare: For her Gunner Ext. job she ditches her usual perpetual smile for a downright venomous scowl, complete with glowing eyes.
  • Evil Laughter: At the end of her reveal trailer. Possibly making her crazier than Red Riding Hood.
  • Hellfire: Her concept.
  • Horned Humanoid: Downplayed; she has a hairpin resembling a single horn jutting out from the left side of her forehead. Said hairpin, according to jino, is made of phosphorus.
    • Her Gunner Ext. class has these proper.
  • Lost in Translation: Her concept keyword is so far the hardest to translate - the kanji put together means 'hellfire' but when separated, the first kanji can mean 'business', referring to her selling matches for a living or 'karmic act', so her concept might also mean 'karmic fire'.
  • Naïve Newcomer: When first introduced, she's absolutely terrified of the Library, the Nightmares, and even Parrah and Noya, demanding explanations of what's going on.
  • Nervous Wreck: Understandably panics over the current situation in Act of Elimination Part 2. Fortunately, Snow White explains everything to her and she keeps her cool despite having to meet up with Red Riding Hood later.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Is constantly trying to sell her matches to earn money, and doesn't want to go home until she sells some.
  • Playing with Fire: Seems to be the case, as seen in her name and her Weapon of Choice. Her concept is 'Hellfire' after all.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Her other self has longer hair in her Gunner Ext. class.
  • Pyromaniac: The end of her Hatred Arc reveals that after all that she's been through in her own story and in the Library, she's ( or rather her Split Personality) very much willing to burn everything to the ground with her matches/Molotov cocktails, up to and including her author for making her story a tragedy. And she enjoys it.
  • Rage Against the Author: Outright hates her author for all the shit he put her through. The only reason she's bothering to revive him is so that she can kill him herself.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes and wields one of the most dangerous weapons seen in the game so far. This does not go unnoticed by Hameln in their crossover story; when she suddenly disappears, he becomes upset that he cannot have her eyes which he considers beautiful.
  • Split Personality: The Little Match Girl we see in the beginning is a meek girl who's scared of almost everything in the library, but come Chapter 4 of her Hatred Arc, it's revealed that she has another personality that serves as a self-defense mechanism that takes sadistic pleasure in burning everything to the ground. However, her non-sadistic personality does not have any memory of the other.
    • She's eventually made aware of this in part 2 of the Act of Elimination where playing as her in Verse 10 of her chapter has both personalities communicate with each other. They then team up to fight Red Riding Hood in Verse 10 of Chapter 4, but sadly lose to her as she manages to kill both of them simultaneously.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: She wields Molotov cocktails in her Gunner job.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Every Character in the Library is Ax-Crazy in one way or another, but she takes it Up to Eleven for being the sole Character with downright malicious intents for her author when she revives him.

Other Characters

    Parrah and Noya (Gishin and Anki) 

Parrah and Noya / Gishin and Anki (ギシンとアンキ Gishin and Anki)

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Parrah on the right, Noya on the left

Noya briefly voiced by: Kent Itou

Two puppets who serve as the game's navigator characters. They mostly appear in front of the Characters to give them instructions and to goad them into killing for the sake of their desires. Despite looking like children, both are incredibly foul-mouthed. Parrah is the female-presenting puppet wearing a white gothic lolita outfit while Noya is the male-presenting puppet wearing a grey lolita outfit.


  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: On occasion, with Parrah as the tsukkomi and Noya as the boke. This is more evident when pulling the Grimoire.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: As administrators of the Library, they're often the ones speaking to the player, ranging from exposition to being the Greek Chorus prior to events and raids with stories attached to them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Noya, ranging from losing body parts when pulling the gacha to being experimented on by Dorothy.
  • Co-Dragons: While it's unknown whether they serve a higher being in the game itself, Parrah and Noya are seen addressing someone in the manga who's only known as The Game Master, the closest thing SINoALICE has to a Big Bad in any media.
    • Later heavily implied that they are serving a bigger threat via their reports during the Act of Elimination if the player does not use a character with area bonus on stages 1 and 10 of each chapter.
  • Color-Coded Characters: On merchandise, Parrah is associated with gold and Noya with silver.
  • Connected All Along: According to a Global server Q&A, Parrah and Noya may be this to Accord.
  • The Corruptor: They are constantly trying to goad the cast into giving in to their vices and to keep on mindlessly killing nightmares. Some of the events also imply that they are the same with some of the sentient nightmares as well.
  • Creepy Doll: Their overall appearance, resembling children but with foul language.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards the Characters on occasion. Parrah is also this towards Noya.
  • Dub Name Change: From Gishin and Anki in Japanese to Parrah and Noya in Global to preserve the 'paranoia' pun in their names.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Jerkasses they may be, but even they know not to incur Sleeping Beauty's wrath when she wants to sleep.
    • When Little Match Girl's other personality is revealed after Hameln unknowingly activates it via attempting to take her eyes, they're terrified enough to want to stop her before she causes anymore dangerous destruction.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Noya switching bodies with Laplace's Demon is what triggers the start of the Mirrored Rozen Maidens event, and if the both of them are unable to return to their original bodies, the worlds of SINoALICE and Rozen Maiden will not be able to seperate. Much of the event consists of them trying and failing to get anyone from either universe to care about this, before Laplace's Demon gives up and fixes the problem himself.
  • Get-Rich-Quick Scheme: Recent events have the puppets drag the characters into these to make lots of money to maintain the servers, ranging from forming a male idol group with female characters to using That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime as an inspiration to make a best-selling Light Novel.
  • Greek Chorus: When the player starts an event with a story for the first time, they would usually appear to introduce the player to the setting. They then show up again at the end of the event's story when cleared for the first time.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Averted to hell and back with Parrah, who has gold hair but none of the morality associated with the trope.
  • Hidden Depths: If this is any indication, Noya is a enthusiast for Death Metal.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Lullaby of Reincarnation event starts with Parrah and Noya sending Alice and Snow White into a world similar to that of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime and have them act out an isekai novel in order to replicate said novel's success. With said plot beginning with the duo being run over by a truck and reincarnating as monsters. When they get fed up with Alice and Snow White's supposed 'failure', the puppets decide to act out the plot themselves. Chapter 12 of the event's normal mode reveals that they end up reincarnating as regular balls of slime, unlike the unique slimes that Snow White and Rimuru became, which meant that in the end they weren't able to produce a best-selling 'isekai' novel like they wanted to.
    • In the Sanctuary of Nursery Rhymes -Elementary Student Arc- event, Parrah and Noya are the ones hit by a truck this time. To be fair, they were trying continuously to erase every world featuring Cinderella and her kids since the characters who turned into kids refused to kill each other.
    • During the Divas in Distress event with Gems Company, let's say their attempts to punish Hinaka Hoshina for placing last in the popularity poll went a little too well, with them being forced to watch the JAM! GEM! JUMP! music video on loop by a now-crazed Hinaka.
    • Usually, they appear at the start an event to let the player know what they're getting themselves into. However, they only show up at the end of the Endless desire...~A Butler Crosses the Threshold~ event, and looking very charred... because Sebastian blew them up for scheming with the Earl that invited him, Ciel and Elizabeth to his manor.
  • Light Is Not Good: Parrah wears gold and white but is villainous.
  • Losing Your Head: When pulling the Grimoire, Noya would lose his head if the rope breaks. This usually means that the player just got a guaranteed SS/SR-rarity weapon/Nightmare in their pull. Sometimes he loses his head after certain dialogue which is followed by Parrah beating him up in one way or another, which gives the player an extra S/SS-rarity weapon in place of an A-rarity weapon. In the Recycle gacha, if Noya's head is dropped into the machine instead of the SS weapon the player wants to get rid of, one of their new SS-rarity weapon is of cost 19 and above.
    • Parrah loses hers for the first time during the SINoALICE concert after she lets her own desires take over her.
  • Obviously Evil: Red eyes? Check. Talks like they're chattering? Check. Resembles wooden puppets? Check. Yep, totally trustworthy.
  • Ms. Exposition: As navigator characters, they're the ones explaining the mechanics of the Library.
  • Punny Name: In every language, their names read as 'Paranoia' when put together. In particular, their names in Japanese (GishinJP  and AnkiJP ) put together forms 疑心暗鬼, "gishinanki", meaning "paranoia".
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Both have red eyes and have malicious intents for the Characters and various worlds.
  • The Reveal: Chapter 5 of the Act of Fusion reveals that the duo are administrators of the Library who tie worlds together. The moment there's a distortion with a world's logic, Parrah and Noya would attach it to the Library and said fusion is irreversible until a period of time has passed; anyone caught within the Library's powers would then be compelled to continue the Forever War within it.
  • Series Mascot: Of sorts, for the game. Despite Alice being the character on most of the game's icons, Parrah and Noya have more constant appearances within the game and in merchandise.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Typically, their role if not to goad the Characters into committing murder is that of the comic relief, especially during events. With how intense the Act of Elimination gets, Parrah and Noya are noticeably absent from its main story, only appearing in its Dissonant Poems providing reports on the battles that ensue.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Played With - both puppets have unknown voice actors whose voices are filtered through a voice processor. However, during the Reverberations of Summer, The Broken Puppeteer event for Summer 2019, Noya's voice suddenly changed to that of a Bishōnen courtesy of voice actor Kento Ito. Turns out, the voice change was caused by Dorothy.
  • Theseus' Ship Paradox: Since Noya's body at the end of the Mirrored Rozen Maidens event was made by Laplace's Demon in order to separate the SINoALICE and Rozen Maiden universes, the dialogue between the two puppets in Chapter 11 of the event's Normal Mode has Parrah wondering if this Noya is even 'Noya' at all.
  • We Have Reserves: According to Parrah in the SINoALICE concert, whenever either one or both of them break, another would simply take their place.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back!: Completely averted. Whenever something untoward happens to one or both of them in an event, the first obstacle they inevitably run into is that nobody else cares.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Noya; white-haired and one of 2 corrupters.
  • Winged Humanoid: Two puppets with butterfly wings.
    The Black Cat 
A mysterious black cat that appears during the Anniversary events to lend the power of the Proud Lion spirit to the Characters. However, not much is known about it or where it came from, except that from the 2nd Anniversary onwards it always returns to 'a certain girl' after the focal characters end up overwhelmed by said power.
  • No Name Given
  • Riddle for the Ages: Not much is known about the cat, especially whether the cat throughout the Anniversary events is one and the same.
  • Talking Animal
  • You Have Failed Me: Snow White, The Three Little Pigs and Cinderella all failed to master the power it gave them, having gone mad afterwards. The sole character to keep their sanity after being granted said power is Alice, and it's heavily implied that the cat always returns to her after the other Anniversary events.
    ??? 
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A mysterious character who first shows up in Part 2 of the Act of Elimination who is one of the Characters out to kill the Alice fragments. Not much is known about him except that he's more aware of the whole situation at large than Snow White.

For more information about his true identity, see Gretel's tab.


  • The Atoner: The main reason for participating in Parrah and Noya's game is cited as being for 'his other half', in order to atone for his sins.
  • The Faceless: His face is covered in bandages, so we don't get to see what he's like underneath.
  • Full-Name Basis: He refers to Snow as 'Snow White', something that most fellow Characters don't do.
  • In the Hood
  • No Name Given: Is labelled as '???' in the encyclopedia, and the one time he mentions his name in his Class story, it's censored.
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