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    In General 
  • Fire-Forged Friends: They become closer as they continue working together in order to save vampires and help each other get out of dangerous situations.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: The naïve, gentle and great-hearted Noé has white hair, in contrast to his companion black-haired Vanitas who is cynical, arrogant and amoral.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Noé is a vampire and Vanitas is a human. Despite not getting along at times, it's clear they're becoming very close friends.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Vanitas is the Red Oni, being loud, dominant and vicious. Noé is the Blue Oni since he's gentle, calm and innocent. Funnily enough, Vanitas is part of the Blue Moon clan and Noé is a vampire of the Red Moon.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Vanitas is the doctor with the magic book that can heal Curse-Bearer vampires and Noé is his personal assistant who mostly protects him while Vanitas saves vampires. Vanitas is also a manipulative Jerk with a Heart of Gold who will gladly take hostages to make his enemies surrender. Noé goes against Vanitas' ruthless ideas and tries to reach an understanding with their enemies.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They gradually form this sort of relationship. They annoy each other and bicker all the time, but they grow to trust and care about each other as they work together.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Chapter 12 has Noé questioning Vanitas what love is, only for Vanitas to admit he also doesn't have the answer. Note this happens when Noé and Vanitas are in the middle of something of a Dance of Romance.

    Noé Archiviste 

Noé Archiviste

A young vampire who was asked by his Teacher to find the Book of Vanitas.

  • Adorkable: He's naive, earnest, and easily distracted.
  • All-Loving Hero: Noé likes both humans and vampires and will go out of his way to save both if he sees them in trouble.
  • Ambiguously Gay: There's implications that Noé cared about Louis as more than a friend. His growing interest in Vanitas is also open to interpretation.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He gets easily sidetracked by just about anything. He seems to be unable to prioritize things like getting from one place to the next over fleeting curiosity. Justified as he spent most of his childhood with the De Sade family in an isolated castle and has never seen a big city like Paris before. However, he can find a place quickly when he is determined to.
  • Audience Surrogate: The reader frequently gets explanations about the setting and characters through the blissfully ignorant Noé asking other characters who know.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Noé is possibly the nicest vampire anyone could meet, but even he can be dangerous when he's angry.
  • Bishōnen: Noé is an extremely beautiful man.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: In the wake of Louis' death.
  • Brutal Honesty: He bluntly states that he doesn't like Vanitas upon the first night meeting him. He doesn't even realize how rude that is.
  • Chaste Hero: He's very innocent, doesn't comprehend the concept of love that well and hasn't realized his childhood friend Dominique has been in love with him for years despite the obvious signs she gives him.
  • Childhood Friends: He has been friends with Dominique since childhood. She wants a Childhood Friend Romance, but Noé is oblivious to that and only thinks of her as a dear friend.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Noé refuses to abandon anyone he sees in danger. He even unhesitatingly tries to protect Curse-Bearers despite knowing that they're dangerous and law orders to have them executed. This is because he doesn't want to see other vampires suffer the same fate as his friend Louis.
  • Compliment Backfire: Following the advice Louis once gave him, Noé at one point tries to sweet-talk Vanitas into letting him drink his blood. Noé tells Vanitas that he has wonderfully aromatic blood for someone with such a problematic personality and attitude. Vanitas asks Noé if he's picking a fight with him.
  • The Conscience: He's the one to scold Vanitas whenever he does something too rash or amoral, such as rejecting his plan of taking a Chasseur hostage and berating him for his borderline suicidal recklessness.
  • Constantly Curious: Since he grew up in the countryside, he's always curious about the things to find in the city that are so new to him.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Twice over. First he was discovered alone in a field by an elderly couple who wound up adopting him. And then they died.
  • Country Mouse: He spent most of his childhood with the De Sade family in an isolated castle deep in the forest and has never seen a big city like Paris before.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, he was kidnapped by slavers and eventually purchased by the one called "Teacher." While he wasn't traumatized by that, he is from the gruesome deaths of Louis, Mina, and several other friends as a child.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He has a dark skin and white hair. Apparently, it's a common trait among Archivistes.
  • Easily Impressed: Noé is marveled by anything new he encounters.
  • The Empath: Besides being able to see other people's memories, Noé can also feel their emotions through tasting their blood.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Even for his race's standards, Noé is incredibly nice and helpful towards both humans and vampires. He also abstains from drinking blood even though he likes it because he doesn't want to peek at people's memories without permission. Meeting a vampire as nice as Noé is what gets the Paladin Roland to change his perception of vampires.
  • Happily Adopted: When he was little, he was adopted by an elderly human couple. Sadly, they died long before the start of the series. He's then taken in by the De Sade family, who seem to treat him well.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die:
    • The death of Louis keeps haunting him after years. He deeply regrets he could do nothing to help his friend and worse, he didn't kill Louis himself which was the death Louis wanted.
    • His future self's narration claims to have killed Vanitas, which is a huge source of remorse and grief for him.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He tends to be a bit too blunt and blurts out whatever comes to his mind, which can be awkward for others without him realizing it.
  • Interspecies Adoption: As a child, he was adopted by an elderly human couple who eventually died.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: He keeps a pet cat. No better way to tell he's the most pure-hearted guy in the entire cast.
  • Last of His Kind: Noé is the last of the Archiviste clan.
  • Manchild: Noé is nineteen years old, but is naïve, excitable and curious like a little kid. Vanitas and Dominique have to keep an eye on him so he doesn't get lost like if they were his babysitters. This is justified by his sheltered upbringing.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Noé is the French version of "Noah" from Noah's Ark, a famous Bible story where two (a male and a female) of every animal is brought upon a boat to survive extinction.
    • His clan name "Archiviste," is French for "Archivist," a person whose job is to collect, preserve, and provide access to historical writings. Quite appropriate for a clan who can view memories.
  • Moses in the Bulrushes: He was first discovered alone in a field by an elderly couple who wound up adopting him.
  • My Greatest Failure:
    • He wishes he could have done something, anything, to save Louis.
    • His future self is implied to be burdened by the regret of failing to save Vanitas.
  • Mystical White Hair: Noé is an Archiviste, a special type of vampire with the power to read people's memories by drinking their blood. Coincidentally, white hair is apparently a common trait among Archivistes.
  • Naïve Newcomer: To just about everywhere since he grew up in a remote forest castle.
  • Narrator: In Mémorie 11, Noé is seen writing down in a journal about the story of his journey together with Vanitas, which is supposedly the manga itself.
  • Nice Guy: Noé doesn't have a single mean or selfish bone in his body.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He considers the Blue Moon, so feared by other vampires, beautiful. He's also fascinated by the Book of Vanitas.
  • No Sense of Direction: So much so that Dominique has to put a leash on him to keep him from getting lost.
  • Oblivious to Love: He mistakes Dominique's affections for teasing.
  • Power Incontinence: He doesn't like to drink people's blood because his powers as an Archiviste will automatically show him their memories and he thinks it's wrong to do that without the person's consent.
  • Purple Eyes: Seems to indicate him being the last survivor of the Archiviste clan that was wiped out long ago and who were able to see other vampire's memories by drinking their blood.
  • Raised by Humans: He spent his early childhood under the care of an elderly human couple that found him abandoned in a field. Noé didn't discover he was a vampire until he was captured by vampire slave traders.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Noé is the main viewpoint character and narrator, but the story is about Noé recounting his adventures with Vanitas and a big part of the narrative is Noé trying to understand Vanitas.
  • Survivor Guilt: He was appalled at the relief he felt when Louis was killed before Louis could kill him.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Despite being very blunt about his dislike for Vanitas, Noé forces himself to cooperate with him in order to save the Curse-Bearer vampires. It eventually starts to change and they become more of Vitriolic Best Buds.
  • Terrible Artist: His attempts at drawing are just bad scribbles, much to Vanitas' amusement.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Tarte Tatin.
  • Transferable Memory: As an Archiviste, he has the ability to read people's memories by drinking their blood.
  • Use Your Head: He attacks Vanitas with a headbutt whenever he's particularly angry at him.
  • What Is This Feeling?: Hearing that Jeanne drank Vanitas' blood and marked him makes Noé's chest hurt and he feels sad to the point of wanting to cry. Noé thinks he's only displeased with another vampire tasting Vanitas' delicious blood before him, but it apparently has more to do with Jeanne claiming ownership of Vanitas with the mark of possession. Either way, Noé feels a jealousy he doesn't fully understand.
  • Would Hit a Girl: While he objects to Vanitas knocking Maria out in the Chasseur arc, he fights against Jeanne who is a powerful and dangerous opponent.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Vanitas calls him out on him holding back against Astolfo for being a kid. Noé admits this and the second time he faces Astolfo, he thinks of his opponent as a Paladin as threatening as Roland.



The mysterious owner of the Book of Vanitas. He calls himself a doctor and "treats" Cursebearers as his way of getting revenge on the original Blue Moon Vanitas.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Poor Jeanne is freaked out by Vanitas' unwanted advances towards her, mainly the whole Forceful Kiss incident, and while he's very handsome, his unpleasant pushy personality is a major turnoff for her. However, she does begin to feel attracted to his hidden kinder side.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He makes overly aggressive advances at Jeanne on regular basis and his fondness of Noé often seems to go deeper than friendship.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Implying he's in league with the original Blue Moon Vanitas makes him disturbingly unhinged.
    • He warns Noé that if he ever even tries to drink his blood, he will kill him. The problem isn't that Vanitas dislikes his blood being drank, but that he doesn't want an Archiviste vampire to see his memories.
  • Bishōnen: He's a very beautiful man.
  • Byronic Hero: He's a very amoral, selfish, arrogant, rude, smart, charismatic and beautiful young man with a dark past and highly conflicted emotions stemming from it. As he says so himself, he does whatever he pleases and uses the methods he chooses to accomplish his goals regardless of what other people want. He has the lack of respect for authority part down as seen when he badmouths the vampire queen and gets himself kicked out of Altus for it. He's noted to have very little regard for his own safety and a lot of his behavior is self-destructive to the point of almost coming off as suicidal.
  • Claimed by the Supernatural: Vanitas of the Blue Moon's mark of possession on his right forearm. He later receives another mark from Jeanne on the juncture of his neck and right shoulder.
  • Control Freak: He always needs to feel in control of whatever situation he's in and the people around him. This is why he hates dealing with people like Roland who are impossible to influence by anything he says or does. Whenever he finds himself in a situation where someone else is in charge and he can't turn it around, he has a very bad Freak Out!.
  • Covered with Scars: He has scars all over his back and arms. It appears to be a combination of Dr. Moreau's vivisections and claw marks left on him by something.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He gets visibly upset whenever Noé is getting along a bit too well with other people. This puts Vanitas at odds with Noé's childhood friend, Dominique and adds to his already strong hatred of Roland since Roland and Noé openly say they like each other.
  • Cute Little Fangs: He has feline fangs to highlight his trickster character.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Before meeting Vanitas of the Blue Moon, he was a victim of heinous human experimentation.
  • Death Seeker: Much of his reckless actions imply Vanitas doesn't really care whether he survives or not. He let Jeanne bite him despite being told the poison of her fangs could kill him, simply stating it didn't matter to him. Noé also calls him out on how he acts like he's ready to throw his life away at any moment.
  • Deuteragonist: Vanitas is the protagonist as much as Noé is. As its core, the main story is about Noé getting to know Vanitas and forming a close relationship with him through their adventures before he eventually kills Vanitas.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Roland's Condescending Compassion enrages him to the point of violence.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Tends to get these when Noe calls him healing vampires being the right thing to do using the Book of Vanitas or basically any reminder of his past.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Black-haired, pale-skinned and often leaning towards mysterious and devilish behavior.
  • Femme Fatalons: It looks like he has very long, sharp nails to illustrate his dangerous and slightly twisted nature, but they're actually part of his gloves and his real nails are normal.
  • Forceful Kiss: After becoming fascinated by Jeanne, he declares he's in love with her and steals a kiss from her.
  • Freakiness Shame: As a member of the Blue Moon Clan and current owner of the Book of Vanitas, Vanitas is used to vampires reacting with hatred and fear at him. Noé is the only vampire he has met who thinks the blue moon is beautiful and went as far as to call the power of the Book of Vanitas to cure Curse-Bearers "phenomenal" and "right". This is the main reason why Vanitas quickly comes to like him.
  • The Gadfly: There's nothing that he enjoys more than getting reactions out of people by pressing their buttons.
  • Guile Hero: His preferred tactics for dealing with enemies include trickery, manipulation and taking hostages.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: His hair is black, but is often colored blue in official art.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: He states that both humans and vampires are equally ugly and selfish creatures in his eyes. The only notable exception is Noé.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Vanitas has shown to be particularly condescending and dominating towards women. He writes Dominique off as Noé's "convenient female" and his "advances" towards Jeanne have heavy overtones of emotional manipulation.
  • Heroic BSoD: He nearly completely shuts down when Dr. Moreau asks him how "No. 71" is doing. Thankfully, Noé snaps Vanitas out of it.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: At the times in which he drops his arrogant front, there's many hints that he has a very low opinion of himself. He even told Noé he has no interest in someone who would fall for him under the implication that he believes only a bad person could love him.
  • Hide Your Otherness: His long gloves are meant to hide the mark of possession that Vampire Vanitas left in his forearm. He never wants to take the gloves off except for the time he exposed himself as kin of Blue Moon Vanitas at a ball of vampires.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He says he pursues Jeanne precisely because it's unlikely she will ever fall in love with him. He might be wrong about that, though.
  • Idiot Hair: He has a cowlick sticking up from his head, emphasizing his usually silly behavior.
  • I Have Your Wife: He gets Jeanne to surrender to him by making it seem like Noé took her master Luca hostage and will kill him if she doesn't obey. All the witnesses call Vanitas a jerk for this.
  • I Know Your True Name: Part of how he "heals" Curse-Bearers.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He comes across as arrogant, overconfident, and annoying. In the rare occasions where he lets his guard down, however, it's shown that he has virtually nonexistent self-esteem and borderline suicidal urges.
  • In Love with Love: He pretends to be in love with Jeanne because being in a romantic chase is exciting. Vanitas even admits he simply calls what he feels for Jeanne love because that makes it interesting.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is a big jerk and won't deny it. He does prove that he cares about Noé and even Jeanne, so he's not as much of a bad guy as he seems in the surface.
  • Knife Nut: He uses two knives he keeps in his belt.
  • Legacy Character: He claims he's the inheritor of the original Vanitas.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: The left side of his hair is of upper-back length.
  • Made of Iron: He falls from an airship and gets up no worse for wear.
  • Meaningful Name: "Vanitas" can mean "vanity" (exhibited in the self-serving way he talks about saving the vampires) or "emptiness". However, this is the name of the Vampire of the Blue Moon, not his own, which remains unknown.
  • My Greatest Failure: He has visions where it's mentioned someone died because of him and he couldn't keep a promise he made to his younger brother Misha, which has burdened him with a lot of guilt. This is implied to be the real reason why Vanitas is so determinate to save all vampires.
  • Mysterious Past: Just how did he come to obtain the name and book of Vanitas?
  • Nominal Hero: He proclaims he doesn't heal Curse-Bearers out of any goodwill; it's just his revenge against Vanitas of the Blue Moon. His personality and manipulative methods are also way too nasty to call him a hero.
  • Non-P.O.V. Protagonist: The story revolves around other character's impressions of Vanitas, who's secretive, erratic, and manipulative.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Dr. Moreau notes that his eyes were a different shade of blue before encountering Vanitas of the Blue Moon.
  • Oh, and X Dies: The very first chapter talks about how Noé will kill Vanitas at the end. Then and in Memorie 11, Noé is seen writing down in a journal about the story of their journey together, which is supposedly the manga itself.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Vanitas is the name he took from the Vampire of the Blue Moon. There's no hints at his original name.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He promises Jeanne that he will be the one who kills her if she ever becomes a danger for Luca.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair often conceals one of his eyes.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He's a little prone to these.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He's a gorgeous man with black hair and pale skin.
  • Rejection Affection: Jeanne hates how the more she rejects Vanitas, the more aggressively he chases after her.
  • Revenge: He claims to the vampires at the ball that he's going to save the vampires of the Red Moon to spite Vanitas of the Blue Moon who despised them. It's unclear how much of this is true, but Noé does believe Vanitas has a desire for revenge.
  • Secret Keeper: He promises Jeanne to not let anyone about her cravings for blood, especially Luca. Although, he does it under the condition that she never drinks blood from anyone but him.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: He claims that he and Jeanne are in love with each other after she unconsciously marks him while drinking his blood. Jeanne disdainfully tells him to save his sleep-talking for when he's asleep.
  • Sitting on the Roof: He's frequently found brooding on top of a building. Noé assumes Vanitas must like high places.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: He acts like a total asshole due to being plagued by traumas and crippling guilt over something that happened in his past.
  • Stepford Smiler: He puts up a happy-go-lucky façade to hide his depression and self-loathing. When he drops the act, he's very irritable and brooding.
  • Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: Apparently, his blood is "very sweet" to vampires. Jeanne loved it so much that she unconsciously marks him and the mere scent of it causes Noé to barely be able to control himself.
  • The Tease: He gets his kicks from making Jeanne go crazy from embarrassment by invading her space and making statements about wanting to be her lover. Funnily enough, when Jeanne gives him the Intimate Healing treatment and strips to her underwear in front of him, Vanitas is the only one panicking.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His hourglass earring originally belonged to Vanitas of the Blue Moon.
  • Trauma Button: Mentioning his younger brother reminds him of something that happened with Vampire Vanitas that he feels guilty about and his brother blamed him for. It's apparently so bad that Vanitas almost had a breakdown when Dr. Moreau asks him about "No. 71".
  • Troll: He likes to screw with people's heads, though sometimes it serves a purpose.
  • Tsundere: Harsh type. Vanitas is very haughty, mean and stubborn, but he can be a softie sometimes. While it's obvious he's growing to care a lot about Noé, he won't admit it because Noé is a vampire and Vanitas has been almost killed by vampires enough times to hold contempt against them.
  • Unable to Cry: He was Dr. Moreau's favorite test subject because he never cried even when the experiments nearly killed him.
  • Unwitting Test Subject: When training as a Chasseur, he ended up in the clutches of Dr. Moreau and became one of the crazy scientist's favorite test subjects for his human experiments.
  • Weakness Turns Her On: Gender-swapped example. Jeanne becoming so vulnerable and submissive because of her loyalty to Luca makes her even more beautiful and lovable in Vanitas' eyes. Although, it's more about Vanitas wanting to play with Jeanne's emotions instead of actually feeling attracted to her.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He doesn't hold back against Jeanne, who is a powerful and dangerous opponent. He also knocks out Maria when she aims a crossbow at him.
  • You Are Number 6: He was No. 69 during Dr. Moreau's experiments.
  • You Wouldn't Believe Me If I Told You: Noé calls out Vanitas on not telling him that Naenia is the Malnomen of the Vampire Queen Faustina. Vanitas states that he wasn't totally sure about it until Chloé gave Naenia a physical form and a vampire like Noé wouldn't have believed a human with such a crazy theory about the vampire queen anyway. Noé responds by headbutting Vanitas as he affirms he would have definitely believed him.

House de Sade

    In General 
  • Badass Family: Everyone in this family appears to be in the business of ass-kicking.

    Dominique de Sade 
Noe's childhood friend. The youngest de Sade sibling.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever hurt Noé in her presence.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Dominique is a friendly and playful girl, but she can get menacing to those she thinks might hurt Noé.
  • Bifauxnen: She dresses in masculine clothing and looks pretty damn good in them.
  • Bokukko: She uses the boyish first-person pronoun "boku" in Japanese. She used female pronouns when she was a child, so she's probably trying to imitate the speech patterns of her dead brother Louis.
  • But Not Too Bi: Noé is the only man she has been shown to feel attracted to. Besides him, she only flirts with other women and has no experience with men whatsoever.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She's been crushing on her childhood friend Noé for years, but unfortunately for her, he's very dense.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She saw her older brother become a Curse-Bearer and get beheaded by their own grandfather.
  • Date Peepers: She spies on Jeanne's "date" with Vanitas and is endlessly frustrated to see her adorable friend being played like a fiddle by Vanitas.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She's very popular among other girls and seems to like it.
  • Hopeless Suitor: There seem to be very little chances Noé will ever come to see Dominique as something more than a dear childhood friend. Noé's growing closeness to Vanitas also appears to be likely to become a problem for her.
  • Incoming Ham: Just look at her introduction. She's even followed by a little robot that spits out roses for her shoujo flower backdrops.
  • In-Series Nickname: Domi, as she's referred to by Noé, Veronica and Louis.
  • Knife Nut: Once she gets Vanitas alone, she throws some knives at him.
  • Mutual Envy: When she was a child, Dominique once told Louis she was jealous of him because he lived carefreely in their grandfather's castle and could play with Noé every day while she was only made study in the main house where everyone compared her to Veronica. In return, Louis was convinced Dominique was simply too young to understand how much she was better off than him, who was casted away from the family for being a Curse-Bearer.
  • My Sibling Will Live Through Me: After her brother Louis' death, she soon began to sport his clothing preferences and developed behaviours that Louis displayed as a teen.
  • Only Has Same-Sex Admirers: She only attracts women because her sister Veronica scares away any men that might become interested in her. Because of this, she has no idea how to give romantic advice about guys.
  • Patient Childhood Love Interest: Dominique has been in love with Noé since they were children, not that she has ever been assertive enough about her feelings for him to even notice them.
  • Poisonous Friend: She's so devoted to Noé that she's more than ready to interrogate Vanitas while using him for knife throwing practice just because she suspects he might be using Noé for his own ends. Vanitas can understand how Noé turned out so naïve with someone like Dominique watching out for him.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long hair that goes past her waist.
  • Replacement Sibling: Louis believed that his parents gave birth to Dominique to replace him, who was "sick" at birth and basically abandoned to eventually die as a Curse-Bearer.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She becomes good friends with Jeanne after dancing with her at a ball. Dominique even says Jeanne is hers.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: She introduces herself as Noé's fiancee. Noé then makes clear she's only his childhood friend.
  • Survivor Guilt: Louis' death appears to weigh heavily on Dominique.
  • Used to Be a Tomboy: Inverted. When she was a child, Dominique was timid and wore cute dresses. As an adult, she dons masculine outfits and her personality has become much more assertive.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: While they aren't dating, Dominique is very protective of Noé and her romantic feelings for him are very obvious.

    "Teacher" / The Shapeless One 
Noé's teacher and grandfather to Veronica, Dominique, and Louis de Sade.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: In Noé's flashbacks, he always wears a top hat that obscures his eyes.
  • I Have Many Names: He changes names and aliases so often Noé can't keep track of which one he's using at any given time.
  • Mysterious Backer: He sent Noé to find the Book of Vanitas and "observe the story of the people surrounding it". However, he's an extremely shady figure and whether his motives for arranging Noé to meet with Vanitas are good is highly questionable.
  • Nice Hat: A rather fetching top hat.
  • Nightmare Face: He had a very terrifying one after he beheaded his own grandson.
  • Offing the Offspring: He beheaded Louis, his own grandson, after the latter finally lost himself to his Horror Hunger and tried to kill Noé.
  • Parental Substitute: He's the closest thing to an adoptive father Noé has.

    Veronica de Sade 
The eldest de Sade sibling. One of the Beastias.
  • Aloof Big Sister: She and Dominique not appear to have a close sisterly relationship.
  • Ax-Crazy: She laughs maniacally as she throws chunks of ice at Noé and Vanitas, proclaiming her wishes to freeze their bodies and shatter them to pieces.
  • Big Sister Bully: When Dominique tries to prevent her from hurting Noé and Vanitas in the ball, Veronica humiliates her by tying her up to the roof and leaving her hanging from the ceiling in a bondage position. Just to be an even worse sister, Veronica plans to encase Vanitas in ice, shatter him in to pieces and make Dominique watch.
  • Cool Mask: She wears a fox one as part of her Japanese style outfit to the ball.
  • Does Not Like Men: The only thing Veronica hates more than humans is men. Dominique doesn't really know any guys outside of Noé because Veronica scares men off.
  • Elemental Hair: Unlike Dominique, Veronica's hair is light-colored, which is perfect for an ice magic user.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: She has thin plus-shaped pupils.
  • Fantastic Racism: She appears disdainful towards humans.
  • Hime Cut: She has blunt bangs, cheek-length sidelocks, and very long straight hair. Her hairstyle represents her status as the daughter of an aristocratic family. Although, she's French instead of Japanese. It's possible she likes Japanese culture given that she goes to a ball in a kimono.
  • An Ice Person: She has the ability to produce and control ice, using it to throw blocks of ice and freeze people.
  • Kimono Fanservice: She shows up at the vampire masquerade ball in a beautiful kimono.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down to about the back of her knees, fitting her status as a noble lady.
  • Torture Technician: That torture chamber at the ball that Dominique showed Vanitas? That's hers.

    Louis de Sade 
Dominique's elder brother and Noé's friend. He was a cursebearer and died at a young age.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: As Louis himself put it, the de Sade family, except for his little sister Dominique, thought of Louis as if he was already dead because he was born "ill" and it was a matter of time before he became a Curse-Bearer and needed to be killed.
  • Beauty Mark: He had a mole on his chin.
  • Black Sheep: Due to his curse, his parents and elder sister had limited interaction with him. The only family he appears close to are his younger sister and grandfather, who killed him.
  • Broken Bird: A male version. He was depressed and bitter due to the knowledge of his cursed status, and envied his naive younger sister for the love and freedom she enjoyed. However, he didn't take these feelings out on her and Noé.
  • Death of a Child: Louis was in his early to mid-teens when he was killed.
  • Death Seeker: After his death, Noé and Dominique find a chest of stakes he intended to give to Noé to potentially kill him with.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Louis was very callous when Noé first arrived at his grandfather's place, going as far as to tell Noé that his deceased adoptive grandparents were planning to eat him. Despite of that, Louis showed his gentler side to Dominique and also Noé after they became friends.
  • Off with His Head!: After he was completely consumed by his bloodlust, Louis was beheaded before he could kill Noé.
  • Posthumous Character: He died as a young teen, and his death heavily affects Dominique and Noé.
  • Raised by Grandparents: His parents wanted nothing to do with him because of his "sickness" and he was sent to live at his grandfather's place, although his grandfather was apparently absent often.
  • Shipper on Deck: He supported Dominique's obvious crush on Noé and gave Noé advices to make him grow closer to Dominique.
  • Stepford Smiler: He acted cheerful in front of Noé and Dominique to hide his depression. He even carved stakes that he wanted Noé to kill him with while smiling and claiming they were presents.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: He was a curse-bearer for most, if not all, his life.


House Oriflamme

    Luca/Lucius Oriflamme 
A young boy seeking the Book of Vanitas. He wishes to destroy it in an effort to save his elder brother, a cursebearer. Nephew of Lord Ruthven. Jeanne is his chevalier.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted, he's searching for the Book of Vanitas to save his older brother.
  • Bodyguard Crush: He has an obvious crush on his Chevalier Jeanne, although the feeling isn't mutual.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He despises Vanitas because he forcibly kissed Jeanne right in front of him.
  • Morality Chain: Luca does his best to stop Jeanne from reverting back to her brutal ways as a Bourreau, reminding her that she must protect him without killing anyone. He's not that successful, but Jeanne's loyalty to Luca does restrain her from crossing the line.
  • Playing with Fire: He creates great gouts of flame when he's upset, but appears to have difficulty controlling this ability.
  • Precocious Crush: He has a big crush on Jeanne who is much older than him.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The youngest character introduced so far.
  • Young and in Charge: The amount of governmental power he possesses is second only to the queen.

Luca's chevalier. Formerly Lord Ruthven's Bourreau.
  • Adorkable: Similar to Noé, Jeanne has a childlike curiosity for the things of the world that are new to her. She also instantly melts at any gesture of kindness towards her.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Jeanne is a pariah among the vampire community because her parents committed a serious crime and she was used to execute vampires. This is the reason why Jeanne becomes overly attached to anyone who is nice to her.
  • Artificial Human: She was told that she's a "doll" created with the purpose of being used as a tool.
  • The Atoner: She became Lord Ruthven's Bourreau to do penance for her parents' betrayal against him.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Dominique observes that Jeanne is very susceptible to being treated kindly, since her status as a Bourreau means that many people in vampire society treat her cruelly.
  • Berserk Button: She won't forgive any threat or word of disrespect towards her master Luca.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As long as you're not a threat to Luca, Jeanne is a sweetie pie. If she thinks of you as a danger to her master, she reverts back to her lethal Hellfire Witch ways.
  • Boobs of Steel: She has a large bust and is a powerful combatant.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She keeps her hair short which suits her when she's in her menacing mode in battle.
  • Broken Bird: Ever since her adoptive parents died, Jeanne has tried to only do as others tell her out of fear that someone she cares about will be killed again if she acts on her own accord.
  • Buxom Is Better: Vanitas lists her big bosoms as one of the things he likes about her.
  • The Champion: She has abandoned her occupation as a Bourreau in favor of serving as Luca's Chevalier.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her parents were executed as traitors after they conspired with humans to ruin the negotiations for peace between humans and vampires. Jeanne saw their decapitated heads and she was forced to become a Bourreau to pay for her family's crime.
  • Extreme Doormat: From the first moment she can remember, Jeanne was told that she's meant to be a tool with no will and desires of her own. Her time as a Bourreau reinforced her mindset that she only must follow orders.
  • Fingerless Gloves: When she first appears, she's wearing gloves that lack fingers.
  • Flower Motifs: Her mark of possession is shaped like a rose and her volume cover has lots of flowers in it.
  • Genki Girl: When she was a kid, Jeanne would run and jump around all day. Lord Ruthven said no normal vampire could take care of her and Chloé ended up exhausted from chasing after the young Jeanne.
  • Happily Adopted: She was adopted by a vampire couple that found her when she was a kid. The deaths of her adoptive parents crushed her.
  • Honey Trap: Ruthven has Jeanne go on a date with Vanitas to keep the latter distracted while Ruthven goes to target Noé.
  • Horror Hunger: She suffers from frequent cravings for blood, although she claims there's a medicine that helps her keeps it under control. Vanitas wonders if she's a Curse-Bearer, but Jeanne is apparently unable to confirm or deny it.
  • Hunter of Their Own Kind: In the past, Jeanne was an executioner of other vampires who sided with humanity or became Curse-Bearers.
  • In the Hood: During her introduction, she wears a hood over her head to keep a low profile when accompanying Luca.
  • Intimate Healing: After Vanitas shields her from Astolfo, gets poisoned by the attack and nearly freezes to death in the snow, Jeanne forces him to take his clothes off, cuddles half-naked with him to warm his body up and gives him water mouth-to-mouth. The next morning, Jeanne goes over everything she did to Vanitas and freaks out at the thought that it might make her a pervert.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Jeanne has the biggest bosom in the series and is also the only female to have been depicted in her undergarment during her Intimate Healing scene with Vanitas.
  • My Greatest Failure: She believes she failed her duty as a Bourreau by being unable to bring herself to assassinate Chloé despite receiving direct orders from Ruthven to eliminate the Curse-Bearer of Gévaudan.
  • Older Than She Looks: Jeanne looks like a young woman in her twenties, but even without counting the time in which she was sealed, she should be several decades old.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: During her "date" with Vanitas, she carries a parasol that Dominique got for her.
  • Playing with Fire: Her gauntlet shoots fire.
  • Red Baron: During her days as a Bourreau, people called her the "Hellfire Witch".
  • Rip Van Winkle: After she had a breakdown at Gévaudan and became useless as a Bourreau, Ruthven put Jeanne in a deep sleep for around 100 years.
  • Romantic Fake–Real Turn: Dominique suggests Jeanne to pretend to love Vanitas back in order to make him lose interest in her since he only pursues her because she keeps rejecting him. After a very enjoyable date with him, however, Jeanne realizes her act of a girl in love is becoming way too convincing.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She becomes very attached to Dominique after they dance at a ball together and Dominique also adores her.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has light pink hair and despite her past as a Bourreau, she's a total sweetheart, especially to those who show her kindness.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Despite her denials, she's falling for the more noble side of Vanitas.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Her parents were students of Lord Ruthven who betrayed him and conspired with humans in an attempt to assassinate vampire aristocrats who approved peace between the two species. After her parents were executed, Jeanne was made into a Bourreau as punishment for her family's crimes.
  • Sweet Tooth: She finishes her cake faster than anyone in the table and takes great offense in Vanitas claiming all desserts taste the same to him.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her normal eye color is yellow and they change to red when she uses her power as a vampire.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: At Luca's orders, she won't kill anyone not matter how much she wants to.
  • Tongue-Tied: Lord Ruthven apparently put her under a spell that forbids her from revealing that she's a Curse-Bearer.
  • True Blue Femininity: Dominique buys Jeanne a beautiful blue dress for her "date" with Vanitas.
  • Tsundere: Sweet type. Jeanne only gets easily worked up around Vanitas. It's understandable because she's angered by his teasing and pushy advances, but she's way too weak to any form of kindness he shows her.
  • Undying Loyalty: She's unquestionably loyal to Luca and Ruthven.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was a huggable Cheerful Child before her parents betrayed Ruthven and she was made execute her own kind as punishment for her family's crime.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In her case, her hair is pale pink.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: During a mission, she wears an open leg dress with thigh-high stockings that expose some of her leg skin.

    Lord Ruthven 
Luca's uncle and a very important figure in the vampire world because of his role in ending the war between humans and vampires.
  • Adopted into Royalty: He isn't really Luca's uncle. Ruthven got himself adopted into the Oriflamme family so he could become a member of the senate and end the war between humans and vampires.
  • Animal Eyes: His sclerae are dark-colored like his irises, making his eyes resemble those of a feline or a reptile.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Happens off-screen, but easily defeats Noé and Jeanne seemingly just from his anger at the vampire Queen being insulted by Vanitas.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Noé and Vanitas from Veronica de Sade.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Long ago, he was a very friendly and idealistic guy who tried his best to achieve peace between humans and vampires. He changed completely after an incident in which he was betrayed by his own students who were conspiring with humans to kill vampire pacifists. He even thinks he was a fool for ever thinking humans and vampires could understand each other.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was a very good man who loved both vampires and humans, so he tried to achieve peace between both races. However, just when negotiations for peace were starting, humans and vampires, including Ruthven's own students, colluded to assassinate the pacifist vampire aristocrats. Ruthven was seriously injured and seeing all his efforts ruined, he lost hope on humans and vampires ever coexisting in peace.
  • Evil Uncle: He plotted to assassinate his own nephew.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He wears an eye-patch over the right side of his face.
  • Fallen Hero: Ruthven is known as the hero who was the main responsible for ending the great war between humans and vampires. Flashbacks show he wanted to achieve peace between both races until a terrible incident destroyed his hopes. Nowadays, he's working behind the scenes with Charlatan to accomplish something involving the Curse-Bearers.
  • Femme Fatalons: He has long and sharp nails. You know, just to give a sign of how trustworthy this guy is.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: We don't know what exactly he's up to, but it definitely isn't something good if it involved participating in an assassination attempt on Luca and working with Charlatan.
  • Meaningful Name: Lord Ruthven is the name of one of the first vampires in English literature, being the titular character in the 1819 short story "The Vampyre". Similar to Vanitas's Ruthven, the one from the short story had the power to make people take an oath with him and if they broke it, they died.
  • Only Friend: He was this to Chloé, the hidden vampire of the d'Apchier family. He made her frequent visits between years to make her feel a bit less lonely. Their friendship officially ended when he tried and failed to mind control her.
  • Playing with Fire: He has the ability to produce black flames.
  • Really 700 Years Old: While he looks like a man in his early thirties, he has lived for around 300 years.
  • Shadow Archetype: His younger self was a lot like Noé. Ruthven completely changed after a traumatic event convinced him that humans and vampires can't coexist in peace.
  • The Stoic: He often has a detached and melancholic expression on his face.

Vampire Rulership

    Queen Faustina 

The queen of vampires, although she has been hidden from the public eye for a long time. Vanitas suspects she's the source of the mysterious outbreak of Curse-Bearers.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Apparently, there's no more powerful vampire than the queen.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: As Vanitas suspected, Faustina's Malnomen is Naenia, who steals the names of vampires and turns them into Curse-Bearers.
  • Godiva Hair: When Naenia takes the form of Faustina, she's completely naked with only her Rapunzel Hair covering up her body.
  • Kiss of Death: Her kiss causes vampires to writhe in agony and makes Curse-Bearers go on a rampage.
  • Monster Progenitor: She's the first Vampire of the Red Moon.
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: It's heavily implied she's either already dead or near death, but those in the know like Ruthven pretend the queen is still alive.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has extremely long and voluminous hair the covers her entire body.
  • Vampire Monarch: She's the ruler of vampires with a power far superior than any other of her kind.

Blue Moon Clan

    Vanitas of the Blue Moon 

The creator of the Book of Vanitas. A vampire who was born on the night of a blue moon and hence was alienated by the normal vampires who were born on a crimson moon night. They are the ones who created the Book of Vanitas and are rumoured to be the cause of cursebearers.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: According to the fairy tale, Vampire Vanitas was ostracized and feared by the Red Moon vampires because Vanitas was born during a night of blue moon, which is viewed as an ill omen by vampires.
  • Ambiguous Gender: They are depicted as a long-haired person dressed in a robe and their head is covered by a hood, making it hard to tell the gender at first glance. To make it more confusing, human Vanitas referred to vampire Vanitas as a woman while Misha called vampire Vanitas his father.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: They have white hair and black skin.
  • The Dreaded: Simply seeing Vanitas' mark causes a panic among vampires.
  • The Exile: According to the fairy tale, the vampire Vanitas was exiled by the Red Moon vampires because they were born on a night of a blue full moon.
  • In the Hood: All depictions of them are of a mysterious figure wearing a white hood that obscures their face.
  • Mr. Exposition: In human Vanitas' flashbacks, vampire Vanitas is usually given him and Misha an explanation of something related to what human Vanitas is facing in the present.
  • Mystical White Hair: Vampire Vanitas has silvery white hair. This is a sign that vampire Vanitas is special even among vampires because they bear the power of the blue moon that is said to take away the power of vampires.
  • Parental Substitute: They rescued human Vanitas and Misha from Dr. Moreau's lab and took them in as kin of the Blue Moon Clan. Misha did love Blue Moon Vanitas as his parental figure, but human Vanitas viewed vampire Vanitas as a monster.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Vampire Vanitas has very long white hair hanging from their hood, reaching down past their knees in length.

    Mikhail "Misha" 
Vanitas' brother from the Blue Moon clan.
  • Artificial Limbs: His left hand is a prosthetic.
  • Happily Adopted: He considered Vanitas of the Blue Moon his father.
  • In-Series Nickname: His name is Mikhail, but asks to be called Misha.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: As a member of the Blue Moon Clan, Misha has the same bright blue eyes as Vanitas.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He sports one when introducing himself to Dominique, which is another thing besides his eye color that make him similar to his brother and hints at an unhinged personality.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: The first thing Dominique notes about Misha is his Occult Blue Eyes, which are identical to those of Vanitas. It's likely a symbol of their status as kin of the Blue Moon Clan.
  • You Are Number 6: He was No. 71 as one of Dr. Moreau's experiments.

Vampires of Paris

    Amelia Ruth 
A young woman who, upon discovering she was a Cursebearer, sought out a doctor in Paris whom she heard could cure her. She currently works as a maid while her condition is monitored by Count Orlok.

    Count Parks Orlok 
The vampire in charge of incidents between vampires and humans in Paris. As such, he's in charge of Cursebearer executions.
  • Covered in Scars: He has scars all over his face and on his hands. The rest of his body is concealed under his suit.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite his doubts, he gives Vanitas and Noé a chance to prove their claims. He also spares Amelia Ruth the axe and monitors her condition in case she relapses.

    Manet and Nox 
Manet and Nox are a pair of siblings who serve Count Orlok.


    In General 
  • Badass Preacher: They're an extremist religious group from the church formed with the purpose of eliminating vampires. The Paladins are especially powerful fighters and use a Super Serum to rival a vampire's capacities.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Every Paladin is named after one of the Charlemagne's Twelve Peers.
  • Super Serum: During battle, they inject themselves with a drug that enhances the speed, strength, and stamina of their bodies in order to face off vampires.
  • Vampire Hunter: The main goal of the Chasseurs is to wipe out all vampires that they deem as evil monsters threatening humanity.

    Roland Fortis 
One of the twelve Paladins who lead the Chasseurs.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Roland is an amazingly kind-hearted and benevolent man. Just don't make him your enemy because he's Paladin who can easily take on vampires on his own.
  • Condescending Compassion: He considers Vanitas an "unfortunate child" who needs to be saved from the vampires. Vanitas, a highly independent young man, is less than thrilled.
  • Covered with Scars: He has scars all over his arms, which is a good way to tell that he's an experienced warrior.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's a very cheerful and flightly man, but he easily tricks Vanitas into getting locked into a cell and disables Noé.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Soon after Noé finally strikes him down, he asks that they be friends.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's the most virtuous and kindest of the Paladins, but he's a terrifying opponent to those he deems evil.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: His blond hair goes perfectly with his heroic and idealistic disposition.
  • Large Ham: His reaction to meeting Vanitas in person.
  • Luminescent Blush: Frequently, and never from embarrassment.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his tendency towards Condescending Compassion, Roland is practically a saint unless he thinks you're evil.
  • No Sense of Direction: He runs into Noé and Vanitas after getting lost in the catacombs beneath Paris.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: One of the things Vanitas hates about Roland is his habit of hugging people.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He's a lot more intelligent and perceptive than his usual jolly and slightly ditzy behavior would make anyone think.
  • Prone to Tears: He's often moved to tears in the form of Inelegant Blubbering when preaching.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Vanitas absolutely hates dealing with him because Roland is precisely the type of person he hates the most: overly enthusiastic zealots who are impossible for him to influence.
  • Sudden Name Change: His name was originally translated by Yen Press as Laurent, but has since been changed to Roland.
  • Whip Sword: His sword/spear Durandal can become this.
  • Zombie Advocate: After his encounter with Noé and Vanitas, Roland comes to see vampires in a whole new light since he has witnessed proof that there's vampires who are good people and can become friends with humans. Afterwards, Roland becomes more interested in understanding vampires instead of hunting them like monsters that threaten humanity like the other Chasseurs do.

One of the twelve Paladins who lead the Chasseurs. Roland's friend, and recommended him to the Paladin position.
  • Bishōnen: He's a gorgeous man.
  • The Conscience: When Roland tells him about his new-found wish to reach an understanding with vampires, Olivier warns him that if he keeps up that attitude, the church could deem him a threat and not only him, but his family and friends will be in danger. However, Roland doesn't fear to make the church his enemy.
  • Creepy Good: The people he saves end up more terrified of him when they see him brutally butchering the wolves of Chloé's Malnomen.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has beautiful silky hair that reaches down his back. Roland even comments on it when he first appears.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: His weapon Hauteclaire is a BFS combined with a chainsaw.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He always has an irritated expression on his face, especially when dealing with Roland.
  • Straight Man: Whenever he's together with Roland, Olivier is driven nuts by his overly enthusiastic fellow Chasseur's unconventional behavior and views.

    Astolfo Granatum 
One of the twelve Paladins who lead the Chasseurs, and the youngest of them. Nicknamed "the Chasseurs' problem child".
  • Ax-Crazy: He takes maniacal glee in killing vampires and won't hesitate to even kill humans if they as much as try to get in his path.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting his dead family, implying Roland is better than him, and mentioning his marks.
  • Bishōnen: He's a very feminine-looking guy.
  • Blade on a Stick: His weapon Louisette is a spear with a blade that can expand its range as he wishes.
  • Blood Knight: Noé notes the excited, nearly orgasministic expressions in Astolfo's face during their fight.
  • Claimed by the Supernatural: He was marked by thirteen vampires in the past, although now there are only five marks left.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His family was attacked and presumably killed by vampires. He was also marked by thirteen vampires.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He gets insistently mistaken for a girl by dragoons. Vanitas also makes fun of his girly appearance.
  • Dynamic Entry: His second meeting with Noé. Astolfo stabs someone to death in front of him with his lance.
  • Empty Eyes: His eyes have no shine in them, which is the first giveaway that there's something disturbed about him.
  • Fragile Speedster: Noé observes that Astolfo's attacks have a very light weight and his defense isn't that great either, but he makes up for it with extremely high speed and agility.
  • Freudian Excuse: When he was kid, he went through a very traumatizing event where a horde of vampires attacked his family and fed on his blood. Because of this, Astolfo is convinced that vampires are all evil monsters that need to be wiped out from the world.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Just the smallest provocation is enough to send him into a violent rage. Vanitas uses this at his advantage and points out how easy it is to set Astolfo off.
  • Improbable Age: He became the youngest ever Paladin at about fifteen years old.
  • Killing in Self-Defense: When he kills the dragoons in the Gévaudan of the past, he outright stated it was self-defense because they refused to stop touching him.
  • Mean Boss: He has no problems with hitting his own subordinates to shut them up.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red eyed and ready to kill anyone who gets in his way.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Seems to be his main motivation for killing vampires, as his family was killed by them.
  • Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: Played for horror. It seems vampires liked his blood so much that at least thirteen of them marked him, which left him with a very severe trauma.
  • Trauma Button: Asking him anything related to his reason for hating vampires, particularly his marks of possession, makes him flash back to the death of his family and flip out. When someone of the Charlatan's parade mentions the many vampire marks in his body, Astolfo drops his weapon, curls up on himself, and starts crying before flying into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to flashbacks, Astolfo was once a kind little boy who even put bandages on an injured vampire kid. After a horrifying experience where many vampires attacked his family and marked him, he became the Ax-Crazy Blood Knight out to kill all vampires he's today.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Even more than anyone in the church, Astolfo hates vampires with passion and wants to exterminate them all indiscriminately. He's even willing to kill humans who get in his way to kill vampires or are allied with vampires.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has lavender hair.

    Maria and Georges 
A pair of Chasseurs who often work with Roland.

The vice-captain of Astolfo's unit.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's constantly been physically abused by his highly unstable captain.
  • Nice Hat: He's always seen wearing a top hat.
  • Opaque Lenses: We can't see his eyes because of his glasses.


    In General 
  • Dhampyr: They are the hybrid offspring of a vampire and a human.
  • Half-Breed Discrimination: Because of their status as hybrids, Dhams are rejected by both the human or vampire worlds.
  • Knowledge Broker: They sell the information they collect to the highest bidder.
  • True Companions: Since they are rejected by both humans and vampires, Dhams view each other as their only allies and work together to make a living as information brokers. Johann has said he considers his fellow Dhams his family.
  • Wild Card: According to Dante, Dhams don't care what happens to humans or vampires and will sell information to either of them depending on who pays better.

A Dhampir who often partners with Vanitas, selling him information or working alongside him in pursuit of Curse-Bearing Vampires.
  • Beauty Mark: He has a mole under the outside corner of his left eye.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Sort of, towards Vanitas. Dante hates how both humans and vampires have looked down on him and rejected him his entire life for being a dham. Vanitas is the only non-dham he knows who doesn't discriminate him because Vanitas Hates Everyone Equally.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He gets very mad when Riche makes "bedroom eyes" at Noé.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He has light brown hair to match his light brown eyes.
  • Date Peepers: He joins Dominique in spying on the little date of Vanitas and Jeanne.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Vanitas calls him "Baldy" to curse him to eventually go bald. Needless to say, Dante hates it.
  • Lovable Coward: He gets scared easily in any dangerous situation, but his nervous reactions are quite funny.
  • Oral Fixation: He almost always has a lollipop in his mouth.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Dante is 18 years old, according to supplementary materials. He looks closer to 35.

A female Dhampir who works with Dante and Johann.
  • Meganekko: She's a very cute girl with glasses.
  • Ms. Exposition: She gives Noé an informative exposition of the Catacombs of Paris like she was a tour guide.

A Dhampir who works with Dante and Riche.
  • Berserk Button: While he's normally easygoing, he can get very scary if someone threatens his Dham "family". He also doesn't like to be asked whether he's a human or a vampire.
  • Team Mom: He acts somewhat like an overprotective mom to his fellow dhams, as seen by how he treats Dante like a child he must keep out of trouble, which Dante hates.


A mysterious shadowy creature that appears to turn people into cursebearers.
  • Deal with the Devil: In the case of strong vampires, Naenia tempts them to let her steal their name in exchange of giving them the power to achieve what they wish for.
  • For the Evulz: Why it seems to like turning vampires into cursebearers.
  • The Heavy: She's the one creating the outbreak of Curse-Bearers, but it's been stated that she's apparently under the control of someone else who uses her to steal the names of vampires.
  • Humanoid Abomination: So far, Naenia has appeared as a vaguely humanoid black mist.
  • Kiss of Death: She steals the true names of vampires by kissing them in the lips.
  • Living Shadow: She takes the form of a sentient humanoid shadow. Fighting her is a pain because she's completely intangible.
  • Meaningful Name: Naenia, in Roman mythology, was the goddess of funerary lament. Alternatively, in Latin "naenia" also means "incantation" or "dirge". A perfect name for the Malnomen of the vampire queen.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Naenia, She Who Harbors Death. That name alone is enough to know she's bad news.
  • Nightmare Face: Amelia gets a full look at Naenia's face during the 'Parade of Charlatan'.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: The other members of Charlatan address her as Naenia, but she herself states that's just how they choose to call her. Naenia is the name of the Malnomen of Vampire Queen Faustina.
  • People Jars: Her true body is being kept inside a container.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: The real identity of the immensely creepy Living Shadow and true name-stealer was the Queen of Vampires the entire time.

    Monsieur Spider and Plague Doctor 
Two members of Charlatan sometimes seen with Naenia.

    Doctor Moreau 
A doctor who performs human-to-vampire experiments.
  • Affably Evil: He's a Mad Scientist who happily vivisects people to satisfy his scientific curiosity, but he's very cheerful and amicable when Vanitas and co. meet him. He gives Vanitas a warm welcome to his secret lab, expressing how much he missed his favorite test subject and asks him how "No. 71" is doing (obviously not noticing the Heroic BSoD this triggers in Vanitas).
  • Bald of Evil: He doesn't have any hair on top of his head or value for life whatsoever.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: He's missing one tooth. This fits well with his Manchild personality.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He welcomes Vanitas and co. to his secret laboratory by shouting "WELCOME BACK" with a megaphone and throwing confetti in the air like if it was a surprise party. Yeah, a Mad Scientist is bound to be over-the-top.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He only wears a glove on his left hand while his right arm is covered by a Hand Hiding Sleeve.
  • For Science!: He vivisects humans and vampires to satisfy his scientific curiosity instead of conscious malice or sadism.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: He wears an oversized labcoat with sleeves longer than his arms.
  • Hate Sink: All the characters who meet him find him disgustingly twisted and crazy.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: He wears a labcoat as part of his classic Mad Scientist character.
  • Laughably Evil: As much of a despicable human being as he is, his eccentric personality is funny to watch.
  • Mad Scientist: A quite stereotypical one. In the name of science, he kidnaps and vivisects humans and vampires.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the titular character of The Island of Doctor Moreau. The Moreau from the book is a Mad Scientist who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. This isn't much different from the character from the manga who vivisects humans and vampire to find a way to transform himself into a vampire.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He has the title of doctor, but instead of healing people, he prefers to cut them up for his experiments.
  • Ocular Gushers: He literally makes a pool of tears when he loses his laboratory. He also nearly cried himself to dehydration when Vanitas of the Blue Moon took away his test subjects.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: He always wears a pair of googles that hide his eyes.
  • Playing with Syringes: He experiments on humans, attempting to turn them into vampires.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He behaves like an excitable kid, treats his test subjects as toys for him to play with (often getting carried away and "breaking" them) and throws childish tantrums when others get in the way of his research.
  • Vampire Vannabe: The main goal of his research is to find a way to turn himself into a vampire because he has seen that they are a much more superior species than humans.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He used young Chasseur trainees as his test subjects. He casually mentions Vanitas nearly died when he used him in his experiments, possibly more than once.


    Chloé d'Apchier 
A Curse-Bearer vampire known as the Witch of the Silver Forest. She's suspected of being the Beast of Gévaudan.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She's very attached to Jean-Jacques because he was the only person who never left her and comforted her at the hardest time of her life when her human family was killed because they were hiding her.
  • Berserk Button: If you mess with Jean-Jacques, Chloé will make you suffer for it. Naenia learns it the hard way.
  • Broken Bird: A very long life of isolation and losing all her human relatives has left Chloé with no hope for her future. She only lives for the sake of exacting her revenge against Naenia to then die.
  • Daddy's Girl: Even centuries after the death of her father, Chloé acts as an obedient daughter who devotedly follows his instructions and teachings.
  • Death Seeker: Ever since the d'Apchier family was wiped out, Chloé has only wanted to die. This is represented by her Malnomen, which manifests as a Pocket Dimension identical to Gévaudan from the past where everyone is still coming to kill her as the Beast of Gévaudan. After her revenge against Naenia fails, Jean-Jacques realizes Chloé was planning to have her own automatons kill her.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She dresses in Elegant Gothic Aristocrat style, which makes sense since the d'Apchiers were a family of aristocrats in Gévaudan. Chloé's childlike appearance and Victorian clothing caused Jeanne to mistake Chloé for a doll when they first met.
  • Hair Intakes: Her hairstyle sports a small pair of intakes that resemble a bit to cat ears.
  • Hates Being Alone: As the years passed and she continued to outlive everyone in the castle, Chloé grew increasingly desperate for company. Jean-Jacques alleviated this when he promised to stay with her forever.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: She acted like she got along with Naenia, but that was a ruse to make Naenia let her guard down. When Chloé finishes the World Formula-altering device, she uses it to get a chance to kill Naenia in revenge for the latter turning Jean-Jacques into a Curse-Bearer.
  • Hikikomori: By her father's orders, she never stepped out of the castle and spent her entire life shut off from the outside world.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Chloé uses her World Formula-altering device to give Naenia a physical body that can be killed. Chloé realizes too late that by giving Naenia a body capable of feeling pain, she caused Naenia to regain her powers and Chloé receives the Kiss of Death from the vampire queen.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's barely the half of Jean-Jacques' height and he's usually carrying her around in his arms.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Chloé and Jean-Jacques care about each other more than anyone in the world, but Chloé feels she's only making Jean-Jacques suffer by having him protect her all the time. Turns out Chloé was planning to kill herself partially because she believed that would set Jean-Jacques free. He calls her an idiot because he would never be happy if Chloé abandons him.
  • Interrupted Suicide: When she finally reunited with Jeanne after the latter had become the Hellfire Witch, Chloé only wanted to die. Realizing it was too painful for Jeanne to kill her, Chloé tried to end everything by throwing herself off a cliff with Jean-Jacques in her arms. However, Naenia interfered and Chloé accepted the offer of being turned into a Curse-Bearer to eventually exact her revenge.
  • Last of Her Kind: She's the only surviving member of the d'Apchier noble family.
  • Little Miss Badass: She has the body of an eleven-year-old little girl, but don't underestimate her for her appearance because she's a very powerful vampire.
  • Lost Food Grievance: When Noé attacks Naenia and accidentally knocks all the food in the dinner table onto the floor, Chloé gets so pissed that she kicks Noé and tells him how much she hates those who waste food.
  • Ma'am Shock: She got visibly offended when Ruthven switched from "mademoiselle" to "madame" while addressing her because of her actual age.
  • Mystical White Hair: She's a 300-year-old vampire with pale gray hair.
  • No-Sell: Ruthven tried to put her under a mind-controlling spell to force her to give him her family's research, but she somehow was able to cancel the effect.
  • Pocket Dimension: Her Malnomen traps herself and other people inside an alternate dimension that replays the hunt of the Beast of Gévaudan in the 18th century.
  • Randomly Gifted: Chloé's parents were human and she became a vampire when she was four years old because the incident of Babel caused random humans to be altered by the World Formula and transformed into vampires.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Her body stopped aging when she was 11 years old, so she still looks like a little girl despite being around 300 years old.
  • Red Herring: Contrary to initial assumptions, Chloé was never the Beast of Gévaudan. The first murders were work of illegal vampire hunts of the church and the villagers simply blamed it all on Chloé because of the shady research of the d'Apchier family. Jean-Jacques then took the form of the beast from the rumors in order to protect Chloé.
  • Revenge: Her goal is to use a Word Formula-altering device to erase Gévaudan from existence after being treated like a monster by its people. Or that was it seemed like. The true target of Chloé's revenge is not Gévaudan, but Naenia who made Jean-Jacques into a Curse-Bearer.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: She spent her entire life in the castle of the d'Apchier family and was kept in the dark about the conflicts between humans and vampires. Her friend August/Ruthven and later Marquis Machina were the only ones who occasionally informed her of the things going on in the outside world.
  • They Died Because of You: She was blamed for the massacre of the d'Apchier family at hands of the church because they were killed under the suspicions of having a hidden vampire.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She says this to Naenia for turning Jean-Jacques into a Curse-Bearer.
  • Trash of the Titans: Despite living alone for over a century, Chloé apparently never learned much about housework. The first time Jean-Jacques saw her room, the first thing he thought was how messy it was and he has taken care of cleaning the mansion ever since.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Chloé spent her 300 years of life locked in a castle where she outlived all of her human relatives until she was alone. She gradually became submerged in completing the World Formula theory to honor her father's memory, but she was really distracting herself from her empty unaging existence. Her closest friend tried to mind control her, her remaining human family was killed by the church because they were suspected of hiding a vampire and Chloé was blamed for it, then she was made into a scapegoat for the attacks of the "beast" that everyone in Gévaudan wanted dead. Finally, the only person who stayed loyal to her became a Curse-Bearer willingly to protect her from the villagers. When Jeanne arrived to kill her, Chloé was more than ready to die.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite being offered the chance to live freely with other vampires, she refused over and over to abandon the d'Apchier family and desperately continued the research that her father had originally started for her sake.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: We see her wearing a wide variety of Victorian dresses in her flashbacks. She's a noblewoman, after all.
  • Uptown Girl: Chloé is part of a notable noble family and she's in a relationship with Jean-Jacques, a peasant from a village in her family's domains. Because he wants to protect Chloé, Jean-Jacques serves Chloé as her personal butler.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: After catching the vampire hunters from the church, Chloé told Marquis Herman d'Apchier about what she saw in hopes the massacre of Gévaudan would stop. Later, the d'Apchier family was nearly completely massacred by the church under the suspicions they were hiding a vampire.
  • We Used to Be Friends: She used to be good friends with Lord Ruthven and was something of an older sister figure to Jeanne. Her friendship with Lord Ruthven ended when he tried to brainwash her into letting him use her family's research for his own ends. After Chloé supposedly became the Curse-Bearer responsible for more than a hundred murders, Lord Ruthven ordered Jeanne to kill Chloé. After failing once, Jeanne is determined to eliminate Chloé once and for all.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Subverted. It's made appear that all the tragedy inflicted in Chloé's long life made her hate Gévaudan so much that she would use the World Formula-altering theory of her family to wipe the region out of existence. However, the truth is Chloé could never bring herself to hate or hurt the people of Gévaudan because her father taught her the d'Apchier family had the duty to protect them. The only one Chloé hates is Naenia, the one who turned Jean-Jacques into a Curse-Bearer.

    Jean-Jacques Chastel 
The loyal servant of Chloé.
  • Animorphism: His Malnomen gives him the ability to transform into a giant monstrous wolf at will.
  • Battle Butler: He serves as Chloé's personal servant, doing things like cooking dinner for her and protecting her from those who try to hurt her by transforming into a monstrous wolf.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Because of the poor treatment he got from his Abusive Parents, Jean-Jacques is very grateful towards anyone who protects him, no matter the reason. This is the source of his Undying Loyalty towards Chloé and he also saves Noé's life because the latter protected him from Jeanne when he fought her in his beast form.
  • Blinding Bangs: His eyes are usually covered by his hair.
  • The Champion: Everything Jean-Jacques does is for the sake of protecting Chloé. He went as far as to willingly become a Curse-Bearer and take the form of the Beast of Gévaudan to keep the vampire hunts away from Chloé.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He can barely hold back the urge to strangle Noé to death because Chloé liked drinking his blood.
  • Declaration of Protection: He proclaims his wish to protect Chloé from anything that tries to hurt her.
  • Devoted to You: His only purpose in life is to be by Chloé's side and protect her.
  • Healing Factor: In his giant wolf form, his body heals quickly, causing normal attacks from weapons like guns to be useless against him.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He towers over the short Chloé and he often carries her in his arms when she doesn't want to walk.
  • Older Than He Looks: Being a vampire gives him an eternally youthful appearance. Jean-Jacques looks like a young man around Noé's age, but he's around 100 years old.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: After he finds out Chloé was planning to die after taking revenge for his transformation into a Curse-Bearer, Jean-Jacques makes it clear to Chloé that he can't imagine his life without her and tearfully begs her to never leave him alone.
  • Randomly Gifted: Like Chloé, Jean-Jacques is a vampire born to human parents because the influence of Babel in the World Formula transformed him.
  • Satellite Character: His character is entirely defined by his devotion to Chloé.
  • Silent Scapegoat: The original attacks of the "beast" that started the panic among the people of Gévaudan were in reality vampires hunts from the church. Since the villagers were going to hunt down Chloé until the beast was killed, Jean-Jacques willingly became a Curse-Bearer to take the form of the beast and protect Chloé.
  • Undying Loyalty: He declares he would readily follow Chloé anywhere, even to the depths of hell.


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