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This final page lists all the other characters of Umineko: When They Cry which can't fit into the other categories, posthumous or not. Note that most characters listed here appear in late arcs and their description is unavoidably spoiler-heavy.

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    Asumu Ushiromiya

Rudolf's first wife and Battler's mother. She died six years before the main story takes place. After her death, Rudolf remarried Kyrie, upsetting Battler and causing him to live with Asumu's family until nearly the beginning of the story.

  • Ambiguous Situation: According to Kyrie, Asumu was a sly and manipulative Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who used her fake charms to steal Rudolf away from her. It calls into question as to whether or not this is truth or just vengeful exaggeration on Kyrie's end. Considering Kyrie's strong hatred for Asumu and her hidden Yandere side, it might be closer to the latter.
  • Betty and Veronica: She was the Betty to Kyrie's Veronica in their love triangle for Rudolf. In contrast with the smart and assertive Kyrie, Asumu was sweet and demure, giving Rudolf her love and support. Kyrie thinks Asumu was just playing innocent to stir Rudolf's protective instinct, something Kyrie couldn't do as his business partner.
  • Convenient Miscarriage: Turns out she was the one who had a stillbirth, not Kyrie. Rudolf made a baby switch because it was more convenient for him if his mistress was the one who had a stillborn instead of his wife.
  • Death by Origin Story: She has been dead for more than six years by the time the story begins.
  • Death of the Hypotenuse: Kyrie had been Rudolf's first lover and considered that Asumu had "stolen" him from her. Because of this she saw Asumu's death as something of a curse that allowed her to take him back.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: She's one of the few parents in the entire series who doesn't seem to have any psychological issues or puts any unnecessary stress or standards on their child, a status that's mostly just held by Hideyoshi. The Episode 8 manga implies Asumu may have known Battler wasn't her real son, but regardless she loved Battler deeply.
  • Doting Parent: According to Battler at least.
  • The Ghost: Despite being referred to more than several times in the game, concerning majorly the backstory of Battler's family, nobody knew what Asumu looked like until the manga of Episode 8.
  • Missing Mom: Asumu has been dead for six years. Her death was one of the reasons why Battler distanced himself from his family until recently. Then again, she's not Battler's real mom.
  • Noodle Incident: We know roughly when she died (soon after the 1980 family conference), but the cause of her death is never explained.
  • Posthumous Character: She's been dead for six years before the story begins.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: EP4 states that Asumu shared Battler's fear of vehicles that shook around.

    Battler Ushiromiya, Son Of Asumu Ushiromiya 
"Battler Ushiromiya's mother is Asumu Ushiromiya."
"It was by Asumu Ushiromiya that Battler Ushiromiya was born."

The stillborn first child of Rudolf Ushiromiya by his first wife Asumu, revealed in EP4 to also be named Battler, in that it was even possible for the above quotes to be spoken in Red.

  • Given Name Reveal: A meta case in that Kyrie's son Battler tries to affirm his identity by saying he is Asumu's son, but is only able affirm that his name is "Battler Ushiromiya" and that Asumu gave birth to "Battler Ushiromiya" before the nature of the Red Truth forces him to choke on the untruth that he himself is Asumu's son. Obviously, the only way it can be said in Red that Asumu mothered Battler is if the dead baby was also named Battler.
  • One Steve Limit: An odd case, in that Kyrie's son was given Battler's name to hide the switch.
  • Posthumous Character: Was stillborn, and yet his very existence is relevant.
  • Switched at Birth: Both he and Kyrie's son Battler are unknowingly impersonating the other in order to protect Rudolf's reputation. This Battler died in the womb while Tōya Hachijo likely never learned the truth.

    The Man From 19 Years Ago 

Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (JP)

"I don't want money. My wounds couldn't be healed with any amount of money. But there is a medicine. ... ...And that is... my hatred... my resentment towards you..."

First appears in the fifth arc, in the form of Harassing Phone Calls to Natsuhi, who had previously been his mother, until an unfortunate accident caused the servant carrying him when he was a baby to fall off a cliff. He apparently comes back, looking for revenge against her by framing her for the murders.

  • Bastard Bastard: He is Kinzo's bastard son, and he's quite a Jerkass.
  • Cast as a Mask:
    • The person who voices the man in the PS3 port is Daisuke Ono, Battler's voice actor. The man's true identity? Sayo Yasuda, who acts in-universe as Beatrice (Sayaka Ohara), Shannon (Rie Kugimiya), Kanon (Yuu Kobayashi), and Lion (Ayako Kawasumi). Even more misleading when Battler makes a theory about himself being that man in the Tea Party of that Episode…
    • The Episode 8 manga gives another perspective with Erika's theory, which is that Battler was in cahoots with everyone else in Episode 5 and passed the calls by reading Sayo Yasuda's script. Which Battler confirms.
  • Child by Rape: As one of Sayo Yasuda's possible futures, he was born by Kinzo's rape of Beatrice II.
  • The Faceless: He only manifests himself through his phonecalls in Episode 5.
  • Foreshadowing: The fact that, according to Natsuhi, only Shannon knows that her favorite season is Fall.
  • Freudian Excuse: He makes Natsuhi's life hell, but he has every right in the world to hate her after what she did to him.
  • Harassing Phone Call: Spends a decent amount of time calling simply to harangue and upset Natsuhi.
  • Honor-Related Abuse: Natsuhi shoved the servant carrying him as a baby off a cliff because she felt the baby embodied her "failure" as a woman.
  • I Can See You: Warns Natsuhi this if she planned to disobey his orders.
  • Leitmotif: "Aoiro no Reishou" ("Deep Blue Jeering")
  • Luke, You Are My Father: To Natsuhi. Well, adoptive, at least.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: It starts with being thrown off a cliff, and only gets worse from there.
  • Parental Abandonment: At least twice while he was still a baby!
  • The Resenter: His only goal in the story is to get back at Natsuhi for her "sin".
  • Revenge by Proxy: His aim looks like this at first: some of his first few targets are Jessica and Krauss. But his goal is actually to frame Natsuhi for their murder, which is even worse.
  • Shadow Archetype: He's basically a version of Sayo Yasuda where their hatred of the family has taken predecence over all their other motives and feelings.
  • Terms of Endangerment: He calls Natsuhi "Mother" to torment her even further.
  • Vocal Dissonance: The visual novel describes the man's voice as being rather like a boy's voice that hasn't broken yet, but in the PS3 port he's voiced by Daisuke Ono, who clearly makes him sound like a fully grown adult.

    Lieutenant Yamamoto

"10%? Alright. I'll accept that. I'll give up 10%: I will only demand 40% instead of 50."

The commander of the Rokkenjima garrison, and Kinzō's superior in the Japanese military in 1944.

  • Ambiguous Situation: It's ambiguous whether Yamamoto was really as bad as Kinzō's flashback made him out to be or it was just Kinzō portraying him like that out of spite and a wish to embellish his story. At the end of EP7, we see a segment that implies Yamamoto actually was opposed to the idea of stealing the Italians' gold, which was suggested by Kinzō no less. It becomes even more questionable after the manga sort of confirms Kinzō was the one who started the massacre to have Beatrice and all the gold for himself.
  • Gold Fever: Supposedly. It's noted in (Kinzo's) narration that when everyone saw the pile of gold, their eyes changed. It may not be what actually happened though.
  • The Neidermeyer: He takes pride in his youth as a thug and according to Kinzō, will often chew out his subbordinates for no reason other than to relieve his stress or boredom. After all, he knows as well as them that they have basically no mission on the island and are just waiting for enemies that will never come.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He took Beatrice hostage, damaged her ribs, and would have killed her had Kinzō not acted faster.

    Mrs. Ushiromiya 

Kinzo's wife and the mother of Krauss, Eva, Rudolf and Rosa. Despite this, she never appears in all of history and is mentioned very few times.

  • Arranged M Arriage: She and Kinzo were forced to marry against their will by their respective families.
  • Education Mama: Implied to be this during the flashbacks of the meeting between Rosa and Beatrice Ushiromiya.
  • Missing Mom: She died at some point in the life of her husband and children before the beginning of the story.
  • Posthumous Character: She has been dead for a long time when the story begins and is mentioned very few times (mainly by her children).
  • Your Cheating Heart: She rightly suspected that Kinzo hid a lover from the witch's forest.

    Maria's father 

The mysterious man with whom Rosa conceived her daughter and from whom she was soon abandoned after he having immensely indebted himself.

  • Disappeared Dad: He abandoned Rosa in the middle of her pregnancy promising to find a job as soon as possible to help both pay off the debt from which both were afflicted, and to keep her and Maria economically. According to Eva, he escaped taking some of Rosa's money with him.
  • The Ghost: He is continually mentioned throughout the entire series but his physical appearances occur only once in Episodes 6 and 7 of manga version through the very short flashbacks of Rosa and Maria. Also it seems that none of the characters (apart from obviously Rosa) has the faintest idea of who this man is, even Rudolf, Krauss, Eva and Kinzo completely ignore the identity of this person. His daughter Maria even came to believe that, since her name is the same as the character of the catholic religion, she is actually nothing more than the daughter of God because of Rosa's refusal to reveal the truth to her.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His abandonment by downloading all his responsibilities and all his economic problems on the sweet and hopeful pregnant girlfriend is what that it definitely push that same sweet and hopeful girlfriend to turn into a careless mother, violent and aggressive towards their only daughter because unable to handle all the stress and all the resentment accumulated in years in which she was forced to endure from all and everyone (including her own family) every offense and insult. He also can even be judged as indirectly responsible for the circumstances that forced Rosa and Maria to attend the family reunion to discuss Kinzo's legacy gold in 1986 and that they bring they to death.

Alternative Title(s): Umineko No Nakukoro Ni Other


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