Characters appearing in the anime series Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knights.
A young alchemist in search of a way to unveil the secret behind the Philosopher's Stone and become a Ulysses. However, he ultimately used half of the stone to save Jeanne, making her become the Ulysses. After that he sworn to protect her and make sure that her fate of becoming the holy savior of France is fulfilled.
- Barrier Warrior: After swallowing the other half of the Philosopher's Stone, he gains a defensive power to complement Jeanne offensive abilities. More specifically, he becomes able to create a barrier of solid air.
- Big Brother Instinct: Declares himself to be Jeanne's older brother and tells her she can count on him for anything.
- Birds of a Feather: While they used different methods, he and Jeanne both naively wanted to end the war and save lives, and both sought more power when reality slapped them in the face to show how hard that really is. No wonder he became so fond of her so fast.
- Cassandra Truth: The stone he found in his family's storehouse really was a Philosopher's Stone, although his friends refused to believe it.
- Celibate Hero: He makes a vow of celibacy in front of Jeanne that he compares to a knight swearing himself to his lady. It's his way of showing to her that he will be there for her through all the hardships that come with living as a saint.
- Chick Magnet: He has four girls interested in him. Three of those since they were children.
- Clashing Cousins: With La Trémoille. If they were brothers instead of cousins they would be a textbook example of Cain and Abel.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He practices a heretical art and wears predominantly black clothes, but he is a good guy.
- Guile Hero: He is a Non-Action Guy, but compensates for it with his cunning. He knows well how to manipulate the opinion of the masses, and he uses that knowledge to sell Jeanne as a saint that received the mission to save France, boosting the morale of the French while also making it harder for the Church to openly persecute her. He also manages to trick an enemy into swallowing the Philosopher's Stone without the elixir needed to survive the process.
- Historical Hero Upgrade: The real life Gilles de Rais was a Serial Killer of children, pretty much the opposite of Montmorency.
- Informed Attribute: Him being Astaroth's slave. When she was summoned Astaroth made a point to explain that she doesn't serve humans and that he would be the one to become her servant. Montmorency readily agreed because he doesn't care as long as he gets the power to help his friends. In spite of that, they generally treat each other as companions in equal ground and Astaroth never actually tries to boss him around.
- Last-Name Basis: For some reason, everyone, including his friends, calls him by his family name. His full name (Gilles de Montmorency-Laval) isn't revealed until the end of episode 5.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His hair grew a lot in the seven years he was distilling the Philosopher's stone.
- Nice Guy: Very protective of his friends, wants to help Jeanne as much as he can despite his lack of physical strength, and actively refuses Astaroth's offers of power and glory to focus in ending the war.
- Nice Hat: He wears a very big wizard hat.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Accidentally summons the "Beast of Revelations" after he swallowed the other half of his Philosopher's Stone in order to save Jeanne from death's clutches. Astaroth turned utterly speechless at the mere thought of the possibility after it happened.
- Non-Action Guy: He got the lowest grades in all areas that require physical prowess in Knights School because he was too busy studying alchemy. For all his knowledge and desire to end the war, he is useless in actual combat. Subverted when he swallows the other half of his Philosopher's Stone, becoming a Barrier Warrior.
- The One Guy: He was the only boy in his group of friends, and is the only male main character.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: He honestly believes that if discovers the secrets of alchemy he will find a way to ensure nobody dies in the war. Somewhat justified by him being very young and not knowing much of the world.
A twelve-year-old young girl from Domremy with a kind and gentle personality. After having been mortally wounded by the English when Domremy is attacked, Montmorency has put half of his Philosopher's Stone in her body to save her life, making her the new Ulysses.
- A-Cup Angst: She has a complex over her flat chest. It reaches hilarious levels (in a Black Comedy way) when she, as an Ulysses, challenges La Hire to a death match partially because La Hire's large bosom annoys her. She also later uses Charlotte's large breasts as an excuse not to share the other half of the Philosopher's Stone with her, which would also entail kissing Montmorency.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She is blonde, when the historical figure she is based on had dark hair.
- Blood Knight: Her Split Personality loves fighting and crushing enemies under her feet. After the English soldiers ran away from her, she decided to pick a fight with an ally to satisfy her battle lust.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Was quite vocal against letting either Charlotte or Richemont sharing in the other half of the Philosopher's Stone and taking part in the "baiser", aka kissing, with Montmorency.
- Combat Pragmatist: She kindly informed La Hire that her Healing Factor wouldn't save her from a bullet in the head so that she would know exactly where La Hire would shoot.
- Contralto of Danger: Her normal, high-pitched voice gets considerably lower when she becomes an Ulysses.
- Cute Bruiser: Everyone who knows Jeanne agrees that she is The Cutie. Anyone who doubts she is also a dangerous foe regrets it very fast.
- The Cutie: She is a sweet and innocent child that quickly invokes Montmorency's Big Brother Instinct and La Hire's Cuteness Proximity.
- Forceful Kiss: Gives several of those to Montmorency. She needs to drink his saliva to keep her ability to turn into an Ulysses, but he doesn't like the idea of making out with a child in the slightest, so this is the inevitable result.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair, and as Charlotte points out, she is a real saint, regardless of the circumstances behind her becoming a knight.
- Healing Factor: Gains one as an Ulysses, allowing her to take a lot of punishment without flinching.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: The real life Jeanne d'Arc typically acted as the standard bearer, meaning she wouldn't see much sword fighting in her career (by her own words, she never killed anyone) and did not directly command soldiers. In this series? She is a total Little Miss Badass and One-Woman Army.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Played with a bit. She is very much a small saint here, with the catch that she has a Split Personality that totally deserves to be called a demon by English soldiers, being a sadistic Blood Knight who enjoys seeing her enemies suffer.
- Honor Before Reason: When the citizens of Orleans tried to face the English army themselves, everyone agreed that the most rational option was to use them as bait so at least their doomed attack would serve some purpose. Jeanne singlehandedly convinced everyone to go save them because she refused to let innocent people die under her watch.
- Hour of Power: Due to her young age and having only half of the stone in her body, Jeanne can become an Ulysses only for three minutes.
- It Only Works Once: Normally it's impossible for someone to use two Philosopher's Stones at the same time. However, because Jeanne only has half of one, she can use others just fine, but only once each.
- Jeanne d'Archétype: It goes without saying.
- Lightning Bruiser: Like most Ulysses, she has superhuman strength and a Healing Factor. She also has something that makes her different from other Ulysses: An incredible speed that allows her to tear through an entire army unimpeded.
- Little Miss Badass: She is only twelve years old, yet she is an One-Woman Army set to change the war scenario and ensure France wins at the end.
- Nice Girl: Crazy Split Personality aside, she is kind, polite and gentle.
- One-Woman Army: Thanks to the Philosopher's Stone amplifying her strength and agility, she can take out a dozen soldiers in seconds.
- Power at a Price: She has heightened senses, a Healing Factor, and increased strength while becoming a Ulysses, but it only lasts for 3 minutes. She also requires a lot of elixir from Montmorency, in the form of kissing him and getting the hot stuff dripping from his mouth. Astaroth mentions that normally one would only need this every few decades, but thinks splitting the stone might have something to do with the increased dependency on the elixir. Additionally, the Church doesn't look too kindly on these powers, and views her as a heretic.
- Secret Test of Character: With a little tip from Montmorency, Jeanne is able to realize the lady sitting on the throne isn't the real princess since her breasts weren't big, and manages to point out the real Charlotte with a bit of help from Astaroth. Later, her concern for Charlotte despite being brutally tortured by an assassin also helps convince the princess that unlike other self-proclaimed saviors that came before, Jeanne was the real deal, and could be a beacon of hope the French could unite under to drive the English out of France.
- Smug Super: Becoming an Ulysses makes her a lot more arrogant than usual, but it's a bit hard to argue that an One-Woman Army doesn't have a good reason to be cocky.
- Split Personality: The Philosopher's Stone grants her great strength, but also amplifies some negative emotions in her. Thus, becoming an Ulysses essentially gives her a second personality, one that is extremely brutal and sadistic.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: At least at the start of the series, where she honestly thought she could end the war by praying every day.
The Queen of the Fairies and the guardian of the Philosopher's Stone, called in the human world by Montmorency to help him become a Ulysses. She loves to provoke Montmorency and scold him for his lack of experience.
- Adaptation Species Change: Astaroth is the name of a demon, yet she is a fairy. Possibly hand-waved by Montmorency mentioning that fairies are believed to be connected to demons.
- The Atoner: When Montmorency asks why she wants to create an Utopia on Earth, she responds that it's atonement, albeit she doesn't elaborate.
- Complete Immortality: As the guardian of the Philosopher's Stone, she will revive no matter how many times she is killed. Enlil turns this against her, planning to kill her over and over as punishment for sealing him.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She is a fairy summoned by alchemy, has long black hair, wears black clothes, and is helping Montmorency in hopes that he will create an Utopia on Earth as an Ulysses.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has a very sharp tongue, and isn't afraid to insult Montmorency whenever she feels like.
- Fairy Companion: For Montmorency. What's unusual for this trope is that Montmorency is the servant in the relationship, at least in theory.
- Fairy Sexy: Astaroth has quite the attractive body, but she is small enough to fit inside the pocket.
- Hypocritical Humor: Dares to complain that the fairy tribe she tasked with guarding the sheath of Excalibur forgot about her after one thousand years, when she could barely remember where she hid said sheath.
- Really 700 Years Old: She is well over a thousand years old.
Arthur de Richemont
One of Montmorency's childhood friends, and the young boy's secret love since when they studied at the Knights Academy. When the French army is wiped away in the battle of Agincourt, her broken sword is found on the battlefield by Montmorency, making the boy believe she died. However, it's later revealed that she's been captured by the English, and is currently fighting for them. She belongs to the Brittany household.
- Action Girl: Was quite a competent fighter even when she was young.
- Aloof Big Brother: Her older brother constantly promises to send troops but then never actually does to help Richemont. Later when she's captured by some agents working for England, she's rescued by some French troops and one of the women who was with him earlier. She tells Richemont that although her brother is indecisive with joining either England or France, he truly does care for his sister and refused to give her to the English when asked.
- Ironically she herself is this for Alençon. While she may come across as strict and cold while dealing with her younger brother, she recognizes him for his efforts more than anyone.
- Big Damn Heroes: When La Trémoille tries to stop Montmorency from taking reinforcements to the Siege of Orleans, she arrives with her own army to hold him, allowing Montmorency to pass.
- Conflicting Loyalty: Between France and Brittany, her home country (Brittany wasn't part of France yet at the time). At first she was steadily on the same side as the French army, but after hearing more about her brother's motivation and seeing how much the Bretons don't want to go to war for the French, she started rethinking the subject. Charlotte blaming Brittany for the current disastrous state of France didn't help.
- Heartbroken Badass: One of the reasons she leaves the French Army, besides her Conflicting Loyalty, is the realization that Montmorency has already been taken by Jeanne. She eventually comes into terms with it, and goes to save Montmorency when he is in trouble.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Like her real life counterpart, albeit mostly due to circumstances beyond her control. She started as a loyal French soldier, but after being captured by Henry V she figured out that if she couldn't win the war for France, she could at least help it end with the least amount of damage to her country, so she joined the English army. But then Henry V died and his successors made it abundantly clear that they would not stop before conquering France in its entirety, so she ran away. And then she left the French army again due to her Conflicting Loyalty, going back to her home country that is currently neutral. She comes back to the French Army for good in the finale, after resolving her issues with Charlotte and Montmorency.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: While her real life counterpart was a competent leading military commander, it's unlikely he was already a swordsman good enough to beat adult soldiers as a teenager.
- Little Miss Badass: She was already kicking the butts of English soldiers as a teenager. While she was captured, surviving the Battle of Agincourt is still an impressive feat.
Philip of Burgundy
The heir of the Burgundy household, she's one of Montmorency's childhood friends. After the Battle of Agincourt her family has chosen to betray the Valois and side with the English.
- Ambiguous Situation: Is she actually being haunted by the ghost of her late father, or is that just an illusion created by her guilt-ridden mind? Given all the mystical races and supernatural powers that exist in this world, it's not absurd to think that ghosts are also real. Considering her father was able to inform her about events that happened while she was unconscious, it seems he is indeed a supernatural entity.
- Anti-Villain: She doesn't want to antagonize her friends. She just believes her duty to her late father and her dynasty comes before her personal feelings.
- Bring My Brown Pants: When they were younger, she peed herself when a crow gave their group a Jump Scare.
- Dark Is Evil: Subverted. Her Philosopher's Stone, hair and clothes are all black, and she even calls herself Ulysses Noire to contrast with Jeanne. Yet she is very much an Anti-Villain who could have become one of the nicest girls around if circumstances hadn't forced her into villainy.
- Death Seeker: Due to her conflicting feelings regarding the circumstances behind her father's murder, as well as being forced to fight against her old friends who just want to end the war, she developed a big death wish. She even says death would be a blessing for her.
- Forced into Evil: Her father decided that joining hands with England was the best choice after the devastating defeat of the French army in Agincourt, and she didn't have a say in the matter. Even after he died her actions are still based around what he would have wanted, meaning she is still trapped in his shadow.
- Healing Factor: All Ulysses have this, but what makes her Holy Grail unique is that it gives her an even stronger one. As long as her head isn't destroyed, she can heal even from wounds that would incapacitate other Ulysses.
- Honor Before Reason: She wanted to help her friends, but the guilt of her father's spirit weighing heavily on her about helping his murderers in the French court caused her to turn down a possible ceasefire agreement or alliance.
- Older Alter Ego: Her Philosopher's Stone not only gives her the usual Split Personality, it also makes her body grow.
- Shrinking Violet: She was the most bashful and quiet in her group of friends.
- Split Personality: Like with Jeanne, becoming an Ulysses changes her personality. As Ulysses Noire, she speaks in a confidant tone that would be unthinkable for her normal Shrinking Violet self, and seems to enjoy fighting much more, but without losing her inner self-loathing.
- Stepford Smiler: Ulysses Noire is constantly smiling, but she still has all of Philip's inner issues, like her self-loathing and Death Seeker tendencies.
- Taking You with Me: She goes to fight Jeanne hoping to achieve this. She hates herself far too much to simply Murder the Hypotenuse and be done with it. Thanks to Montmorency, she fails to do so.
- Tragic Villain: She honestly believes her actions are "correct" in the sense that they will help her dynasty and that's what her father would have wanted, but she still feels incredibly guilty about them because she knows they are morally wrong. She even becomes a Death Seeker over it.
Charlotte de Valois
Third daughter of the French Royal Family of the Valois, she's the third member of Montmorency's old group of friends. After her brothers' death in the Battle of Agincourt, she has become the next heir to the throne.
- Big Good: By virtue of being the current ruler of France in a story about French soldiers in The Hundred Years War.
- Big Sister Bully: She bullies her cousin Batard into looking and acting like a girl so she could have a younger sister. He doesn't like that.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: At least when she was a child. When Richemont pointed out that Montmorency was a Nice Guy to everyone, Charlotte acknowledged that but didn't take back that she didn't like seeing him being so nice to Philip. In present days she seems to have toned down the clinginess but she is still very unsubtle about her interest in Montmorency.
- Innocently Insensitive: Blaming Brittany for the troubled situation of the French army in front of Richemont, who is from Brittany, wasn't a smart idea, but Charlotte clearly forgot about that when she said it. Subverted because she did realize the mistake and had the chance to take it back but was too stubborn to do it.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Wears a tight corset that emphasizes her... assets.
- Princesses Rule: She is still called a princess even though she is by all means the queen of France (well, of the French territories that still recognize the royal family).
- Took a Level in Cynic: Between losing several family members, being forced to sit on the throne when she was never prepared for the responsibility, and having to deal with a war scenario that keeps getting worse, Charlotte developed a very bleak vision of the world. It took seeing a complete stranger (Jeanne) fight to protect her to restore her faith.
The commander of a mercenary unit sent by Charlotte to protect Domremy and the rest of Lorraine. She wields a massive lance and a pistol. She loves cute things, and because of this, she fell in love for Jeanne and Astaroth the moment she saw them.
- Always Accurate Attack: Her unique ability as an Ulysses is to never miss her shots. She will hit even if she can't see her target.
- Ambiguously Lesbian: Her love for cute girls isn't explicitly stated to be romantic in nature, but it should be noted that she has never shown any interest in guys.
- A Mother to Her Men: More like a Cool Big Sis to her men given her age, but the point still stands. Taking care of those following her is always her top priority.
- Big Damn Heroes: Her Screw the Money, I Have Rules! moment is what saved the good guys from La Tremoille's trap. She directly saved Astaroth, Richemont and Montmorency when they were about to be killed, and by doing so she helped save Jeanne and Charlotte as well.
- Cuteness Proximity: She adores cute things and becomes infatuated with Jeanne and Astaroth as soon as she lays her eyes on them.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Has tanned skin and bright red hair.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Becomes an Ulysses later in the series, gaining superhuman powers to complement her natural skills as The Gunslinger.
- The Gunslinger: Her main choice of weaponry are her pistols.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: After a long time not receiving any payment from the royal family, she and her men finally get some money as bribery to not get involved in the capture of Jeanne and Montmorency. They quickly storm the castle, rescuing the two while La Hire shoots the bag of money they received.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She chooses to leave the French army before the battle of Orleans, not wanting to risk the lives of her men in a battle where the odds are overwhelmingly against them. She would later come back to help them, partly due to the large reward Charlotte promised, mostly because she couldn't stand the idea of doing nothing while Jeanne risked her life.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Her chosen hairstyle, probably because it's more convenient for someone whose job involves fighting.
Montmorency's cousin, he's the Grand Chamberlain of France. Despite being Charlotte's first councellor, he thinks that the Valois have no chance to win against the English. Thus, he conspires with the English and the Burgundy household to end the war with a treaty that will surrender half of France to the enemy.
- Clashing Cousins: With Montmorency. The way they talk about each other, it seems they were already in very bad terms before they got involved in an actual war.
- Dark Is Evil: Contrasting with Montmorency, his dark hair and clothes are a perfect reflection of his heart.
- Hate Sink: He is an egotistical jerk that lacks any sort of sympathetic past, understandable motivation, or charisma.
- It's All About Me: France has no way of winning the war and if they want to keep existing as a country, they must surrender now. Why? Because that's what La Trémoille decided and there is no way he is wrong.
- Jerkass: He is a cocky, selfish and unpleasant Sadist.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He talks a lot about how France must surrender to England if they want to survive, but it's very obvious his main concern is becoming the guy that will be remembered as "the savior of France". The final proof is that he attempts to sabotage Montmorency's efforts to liberate Órleans, which would a major victory for France, because if they win it there is no way he will get his so called "peace talks" with England.
- Sadist: Enjoys talking with his enemies when they are in an inferior position, taking pleasure with having control of their lives and being able to watch they squirm.
- Starter Villain: The first serious threat the heroes face. Before him, all they had to deal were some random mooks easily dispatched by Jeanne.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Tries to pull this with Montmorency and the army he assembled to help in the Siege of Orleans. He fails because Richemont comes with her own army, making him the victim of this trope.
The commander of the French army during the Siege of Orléans, he's Richemont's younger brother and the ruler of Alençon. He's one of the few nobles of Northern France still loyal to the Valois.
- Foil: To Montmorency. While he is a strong knight, Montmorency is a Non-Action Guy who helps with his brain rather than with strength. While he sticks to rules (especially the code of chivarly), Montmorency searches for new answers studying what most people reject, like alchemy. And while Montmorency hates his grandfather and cut ties with his family, Alençon wants nothing more than the approval of his family.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Attempted to do this by stalling the English army all by himself to give Astaroth and Batard enough time to run away with the sheath of Excalibur. Subverted when his sister arrived right in time to save him.
- Mistaken for Gay: Much to his dismay, Batard choose him to pull the Boyfriend Bluff with.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He is a competent military leader and a great fighter, but everyone only thinks of him as "the younger brother of the amazing Richemont".
Charlotte's illegitimate cousin and her trustworthy bodyguard, he's Alençon's second-in-command during the Siege of Orléans. Despite being a boy, he dresses and acts as a girl by Charlotte's order, to satisfy the princess' desire of having a little sister.
- Ambiguously Gay: It's clear that he hates women, but whether that means he is romantically interested in men is left unaddressed. He is a bit too affectionate towards Montmorency for comfort, but he was also horrified with the idea of being raped by English soldiers if they were to lose the battle. He was also willing to pull the Boyfriend Bluff with a guy.
- Boyfriend Bluff: Claims to have given his heart to Alençon in an attempt to nullify his newly-acquired status of Chick Magnet.
- Chick Magnet: By the end of the series, his achievements in the battlefield made him very popular with the girls, much to his despair.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: A fact exploited by Charlotte who wanted a little sister, rather than a little brother or a male cousin.
- He-Man Woman Hater: After being bullied by Charlotte for years, he developed gynophobia.
- Heroic Bastard: It's even his nickname ("Batard" means "Bastard" in French). He is illegitimate, and also a loyal soldier bravely fighting to protect France.
- Insult of Endearment: As per history, people don't call him "Bastard" as an insult. Rather, they are expressing respect, as the term acknowledges that he is connected to the royal family.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He is only called Batard in the show. One would have to search in real-life history to discover his actual name (Jean de Dunois).
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Being forced to crossdress left some traumas on him, but he is still faithfully fighting for the victory of France.
The leader of the 72 gods who have created humanity.
- Evil Is Hammy: Which is to be expected of a villain voiced by Takehito Koyasu. Enlil seems to like hearing his own voice very much.
- Final Boss: Of Season 1.
- Kill All Humans: Wants to wipe out humanity because he sees them as flawed and destructive.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Claims to be exterminating humanity in order to create a peaceful utopia, but his idea of a utopia is to rule it as their leader and inhabit it with figures with no free will of their own.
- Walking Spoiler: The simple fact that he exists is a Plot Twist that greatly changes the lore of the show.