List of characters in Violet Evergarden.
CH Postal Company
Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa (Japanese), Erika Harlacher (English), Andrea Arruti (Latin-American Spanish)
A former Child Soldier of Leidenschaftlich's Army who lost her arms in the recent war on the Telesis continent. She has grown attached to Major Gilbert Bougainvillea, and seek to find the meaning of his last words to her after the war ended.
- Action Girl: She's shown brawling with soldiers twice her height like it was a day job in a flashback.
- Ambiguous Disorder: With odd syntax, and an oral feeling fixation Even before the loss of her hands her mental state is far from normal when beyond just her PTSD.
- An Arm and a Leg: Lost both arms in her last mission. Then she loses both her mechanical arms in the final episode, but she eventually gets them replaced.
- An Axe to Grind: "Witchcraft", a gigantic axe nearly about her height with retractable chained counterweight on one end.
- Artificial Limbs: Violet lost both of her arms during the war, and by the time she woke up in the hospital, she already got replacements made in adamant silver. She has trouble writing with them, so she settles for typewriting.
- Badass Adorable: Is considered a secret military weapon and is shown to be physically stronger than most people her size. However, her child-like behavior and naïveté makes her a very endearing character.
- Bandage Babe: When Claudia comes to the hospital to pick her up.
- Brutal Honesty: When meeting Evergarden family for the first time, Violet proclaims to their face that she doesn't know what a 'family' is and doesn't need one.
- By-the-Book Cop: At first, she'll follow her directives to the letter, no matter how anyone else would feel about it, because that's what she's instructed to do. A good example is in Episode 4, where she sends an invitation to a man when Iris had previously told her not to, because Iris isn't the customer she's ghostwriting for.
- Character Tics: Violet tends to touch things to her mouth, occasionally even biting them, as her prosthetic hands can't transmit sensations of touch.
- Child Soldier: From her earliest years, Violet knew nothing except the military and warfare.
- Covered with Scars: Downplayed. Violet does have a scars as a result of participating in the war, however, she doesn't have a lot of them and it certainly doesn't make her any less attractive as Benedict soon finds out.
- Cursed with Awesome: Her mechanical arms, in a way. While she's no longer capable of feeling via touch, her arms become insanely useful when she's in a fight, since she can use them to deflect bullets.
- Hair Intakes: The two "cat ears" in her hair.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: When she is given a work uniform to wear she immediately begins stripping down, right in front of a (very flustered) Benedict.
- Literal-Minded: Violet is baffled when Hodgins tells her she's "on fire", not understanding his metaphor.
- Little Miss Badass: Violet is in her teens but possesses incredible fighting skills.
- Mysterious Past: Doesn't know why she ended up all alone on an island before Dietfried picked her up. Dietfried suspects she was a victim of a shipwreck, but then he doesn't know nor care about it.
- No Social Skills: Violet lived her entire life as a Child Soldier, and thus has no knowledge at all about how to live in society when there isn't any war going on.
- Not So Stoic: Violet is generally stoic and unflappable, but anything related to Gilbert is guaranteed to make her lose her cool.
- Oblivious to Love: Played for Drama in this case. She was never able to realize Gilbert was in love with her or comprehend her own feelings for him. Even when he gave her a love confession during their last moment together, Violet didn't get it. This is the reason why she joined the Auto Memory Dolls service.
- Oral Fixation: Is prone to nibbling on things she's given, like the broach from Gilbert or the plush dog from Claudia. She also removes her gloves by holding a finger with her teeth. It makes sense; she can't feel anything with her hands, so she uses her mouth to actually get some sensation from things.
- Parasol of Prettiness: A powder blue one covered in frills and ribbons. It was a present from Oscar Webster.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: A teenage girl who was shorter and smaller than all the men in the military but easily smacked them around with no problem.
- Retired Badass: She's a soldier finally allowed to live a normal life after the war is over. Unfortunately, Violet was a Child Soldier, so she doesn't know any lifestyle outside the military and isn't sure if she wants it at first. She chooses to work as an Auto Memory Doll to learn about others' emotions as well as her own.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Violet is adept in military duties, but knows next to nil about civilian life. When Gilbert first met her, she was practically feral. He had to teach her how to talk, and how to interoperate human contact as more than threats.
- Semi-Divine:Implied. A cult in the Light Novel claim gods and demigods exist, the latter possessing certain traits that put them above regular humans. They claim that Violet looks exactly like the War goddess, Garnet Spear, to the point where even Violet herself agrees. Other clues and features of Violet reinforce that this might be the case.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Unconventionally so; life as a soldier and a weapon of war initially did not traumatize Violet because she never knew anything else. After living as a civilian and understanding her heart for a while, her bloody memories of war are seen in a new light and she struggles to cope with them.
- Spock Speak: She has excellent grammar and typing skills, but initially speaks (and types) very formally, akin to giving a mission report. Her tone of voice is clipped and deadpan as well, and she is initially incapable of understanding figures of speech. She is called out for not being able to properly decipher emotions and convey them in her writing.
- Subordinate Excuse: It's implied Violet had feelings for her Major, even if she never fully understood what she felt for him.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She rarely demonstrates emotions and seems to barely comprehend them. She does get emotive when it comes to her Major, who she greatly respected and appreciated.
- These Hands Have Killed: Becoming more in touch with her emotions allows Violet to break out of her Human Weapon conditioning and realize in retrospect just how much War Is Hell. The resulting Heroic BSoD from the innumerable lives she's taken, combined with seeing her Auto Memory Doll work as hypocrisy, terrifies her so much in the anime that she contemplates suicide.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: In the anime, after learning empathy and realizing just how many lives she's taken during the war and the tragedies she may have caused, she resorts to being a Martial Pacifist. This doesn't bode well when she's dealing with the anti-peace faction, since while she's more than skilled enough to take them all on, her refusal to kill them eventually drives her into a corner; as they'll keep coming back up, and they're not as willing to return the favor by leaving her alive. Even Dietfried calls her out on this.
- Tragic Keepsake: The brooch Gilbert got her becomes this after her recovery and his Uncertain Doom. It reminds her of his eyes.
- Undying Loyalty: To Gilbert, her Living Emotional Crutch. It gets to the point that with both of her arms lost and both of them grievously injured, she still tries to keep him alive.
- Vague Age: Violet isn't certain how old she is, but when introducing herself to Princess Charlotte she estimates herself to be about 14; and other characters refer to her as a child, so she most likely is still in her early teens.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: The last words her Major spoke to her were "I love you". Since Violet has No Social Skills, she didn't understand the meaning behind them. She takes the job of an Auto Memory Doll to understand love better.
- Wild Child: Until Dietfried found her, Violet apparently lived on an island with no human contact. Back then, Violet didn't know to do anything but attack anyone who got close to her. She didn't even know how to properly speak until Gilbert taught her. Since she showed some talent for killing, she was recruited in the military.
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English), Carlos Hernández (Latin-American Spanish)
A former officer and a good friend to Gilbert. He founded CH Postal Company after seeing in Leiden's lack of such service after the war ended. He takes Violet under his care on Gilbert's 'request'.
- The Alcoholic: Implied to be one under way to recovery, as seen in Episode 5 of the anime when he denies a drink from his army senior.
- The Atoner: Takes Violet in partly at Gilbert's wishes, but also partly for doing nothing to help Violet during his time in the military, despite being disgusted by her treatment at the hands of the other soldiers.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Seems to know what happened to Gilbert and constantly dodges questions about it.
- Consummate Liar: Is one since military days and pretty damn good at it... Which he uses to get in women's bed, acquire some cigarettes, lies to Violet that Gilbert is dead in the novel...
- Gender-Blender Name: Claudia is usually a female name. He has such a name because his parents wanted a girl.
- Nice Guy: Despite being a bit of a hustler in his professional and romantic life, Claudia is, essentially, a very kind man with strong paternal instincts.
- War Is Hell: This is the biggest lesson that Claudia took away from his experiences as a lieutenant. He got out of the army the minute the war was over, and started the postal service so he could help the people, especially veterans like him and Violet, recover from it.
Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese), Ben Pronsky (English), Alan Fernando Velázquez (Latin-American Spanish)
An old friend of Claudia and a rather blunt man who took up postman duties in CH Postal Company.
- Alliterative Name: Benedict Blue.
- Badass Bystander:
- He may only be a civilian mailman, but that doesn't prevent him from spearheading a rescue operation that involves blowing up a train station in the novel.
- In the anime, he helps Violet dispatch one of the two bombs taped to the bridge by drop-kicking it off, and is able to quickly maneuver around the bridge to save Violet in time from falling below. Bonus points for him doing all that while wearing heeled boots.
- Bishōnen: He's rather pretty looking, especially when compared to the more gruff-looking Claudia.
- Butt-Monkey: Seems to take the brunt of most of the jokes in the anime.
- Casanova Wannabe: Despite his good looks, none of his female co-workers seem to like him.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has shades of this in the anime.
- Like an Old Married Couple: Often gets into spats with Cattleya.
- Luminescent Blush: Sports one after he is caught off guard when Violet suddenly starts to change in front of him.
- Nice Shoes: Benedict, for some reason or another, wears high heeled boots; while fashionable, are impractical for his job of walking around delivering letters.
- Twisted Ankle: Gets one in a later episode while delivering letters due to his impractical shoes.
Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Reba Buhr (English), Carla Castañeda (Latin-American Spanish)
A beautiful and widely famous Auto Memory Doll and a senior member of Violet's department.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her outfit includes an open bustier that reveals her cleavage.
- Cool Big Sis: Tries to be one to Violet in the novel.
- The Gadfly: Teases Claudia by acting clingy with him knowing Benedict was watching.
- Like an Old Married Couple: She and Benedict are bickering more often than not, but they do care for each other.
- Ms. Fanservice: Most Auto Memory Dolls dress to appeal to some level. Cattleya however takes this trope to a tee with an absurdly low-cut dress that ends slightly past her pelvis.
- Purple Eyes: Which increase her appeal.
- The Runaway: Her origin, as she tells Violet in Volume 2 of the novel.
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English), Andrea Orozco (Latin-American Spanish)
An outspoken woman from the country. Part of Auto Memory Dolls team.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Had feelings for her childhood friend who rejected her when she confessed.
- Boyish Short Hair: Which contrasts well with Cattleya's long hair and Erica's bowl-cut.
- Brutal Honesty: Rather straightforward in speaking her mind.
- Canon Foreigner: An anime-original character.
- Childhood Friend Romance: An unlucky version. She developed feelings for a boy she grew up with, who rejected her.
- Country Mouse: Iris grew up in a rural village and moved to Leiden for a more glamorous life as a Doll. She's annoyed that exciting things seem to be avoiding her.
- Dramatic Slip: While gloating about getting her first requested letter as she's going down the stairs, she trips from her inexperience in heels. Violet seems to help cushion her fall and keep her from seriously hurting herself, but she still hurts her wrist enough to not be able to write and needs to have Violet accompany her and do the ghostwriting for her.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy to Cattleya and Erica's girly girl. She wears pants instead of dresses and doesn't seem very used to walking on high-heels.
Voiced by: Minori Chihara (Japanese), Christine Marie Cabanos (English), Alondra Hidalgo (Latin-American Spanish)
A newly hired ghost-writer of the Auto Memory Dolls team. She dreams of becoming a novelist.
- All Love Is Unrequited: The last episode reveals she's recently developed a crush on Benedict, who seems to be oblivious and uninterested.
- Beauty Mark: On the right side of her mouth.
- Canon Foreigner: An anime-original character.
- Meganekko: Wears glasses and is generally reserved and quiet.
- Shrinking Violet: She's mousy, shy and has trouble standing up for herself.
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Tony Azzolino (English), Alejandro Orozco (Latin-American Spanish)
An army major and a steadfast son of the Bougainvillea family. Following his ancestors' long and well-known military tradition, he rose through the ranks of the army. He was entrusted with taking care of Violet, who fought and lived side by side with him all the way until the final moments of the war.
- The Dutiful Son: He was raised to follow his father's footsteps in military career, becoming obedient to his family's demands and wishes, in contrast to his laid back elder brother Dietfried.
- Dying Declaration of Love: After he gave his final order to Violet, he proclaimed his love for her before expiring. Though in the anime there's some debate on whether that love was paternal or romantic.
- Line-of-Sight Name: When he first met Violet, she didn't have a name. As he thought of one to give her, a butterfly drew his attention to a pair of violets growing at the base of a tree which inspired her new name.
- Living Emotional Crutch: He was the first person to treat Violet as a human and not a weapon, and she depended on him during the war. She isn't certain how to function in a world without him and goes off the rails when she thinks he's died; in fact, Claudia suspected that this would happen, which is why he was reluctant to tell her about Gilbert's fate.
- Uncertain Doom: The last time Violet saw him was during the same battle that cost Violet her own arms, and Gilbert was badly wounded at the time. Whether he survived or not is unknown, however. In the novels, he survived, but wanted Violet to think he was dead so she could live a normal life. In the anime, while he's officially M.I.A. and believed to be dead, Violet chooses to believe he may be alive somewhere, and he's implied, but not explicitly shown, to be the client she meets in the final scene.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: Violet learns the word 'beautiful' when trying to describe the feeling she got when looking at Gilbert's eyes.
- Wife Husbandry: Gilbert's relationship with Violet started out fairly paternal, especially because of their age difference. Though it's a lot more muddied in the anime, since Dietfried stated that Gilbert wanted to adopt Violet into the Bougainvillea family. Whether it meant taking her as a wife or as a daughter is left up in the air.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is blue.
Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English), Irwin Daayán (Latin-American Spanish)
Gilbert's elder brother. Dietfried is a rebellious son who is notable for joining Leidenschaftlich's Naval Force instead of land army like those before him.
- Beauty Mark: Just under his eye.
- The Captain: He's a well-respected naval captain, and episode 12 of the anime reveals him to be a highly effective and ruthless marksman and hand-to-hand fighter.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's not really evil as much as he's just unpleasant. He may be a Jerkass to Violet, but he sincerely cared about his brother, and is respectful towards his mother. His mother even noted that despite their differences, both brothers are on good terms with each other.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's the one who took Violet to Leidenschaftlich, deeming 'it' to be a 'weapon' of the state. But even so, he felt that Gilbert would handle her better than himself. This is explored more in the novel, where Dietfried comments that he found his former subordinates trying to rape Violet on an island just after they are shipwrecked to be quite distasteful, only to see the young girl kill those people then ceaselessly chase after him. It could be said that it's mostly fear that prompted Dietfried to give Violet to Gilbert.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: He explicitly referred to Violet as an "it" when introducing her to Gilbert, and often speaks to or about her in a derisive manner, even outright calling her a tool.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Amoral as he is, he felt that Gilbert is foolish for going on with what their family dictates instead living his own life. Although Dietfried did take on a soldiering career, the circumstances were different because Dietfried already fulfilled his dream to captain a ship.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: And his brother mentioned their father would have hated that style.
- Pet the Dog: Despite his contemptuous treatment of Violet, he does help her retrieve her brooch back, and acknowledges by the end that she has become her own person.
- You Should Have Died Instead: Part of why he deeply resents Violet is because he blames her for Gilbert's death, and even outright tells her that she also should have died.
Voiced by: Satoshi Taki (Japanese), Joe Ochman (English), Mario Castañeda (Latin-American Spanish)
A former renowned playwright who was struck with the death of his wife and more recently, his daughter Olivia.
- Beard of Sorrow: Oscar is a despairing man with unkempt stubble. He is clean shaven in episode nine's "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue to show he has come to terms with his grief.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Not Oscar but his wife, who hid her fatal illness for fear of Oscar abandoning her. He later learns this from a friend after her passing.
- Despair Event Horizon: He's toeing it when Violet comes to ghostwrite for him, grieving his family and too drunk to type a script. Violet's care brings Oscar back from the edge.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Watching his beloved wife and daughter die reduced him to an alcoholic recluse. Violet prohibits him from drinking while she's working for him, and thanks to her impression, he goes on to get sober.
- Outliving One's Offspring: As if losing his wife to a terminal illness wasn't bad enough, he had to watch their young daughter waste away from the same disease.
- Tragic Keepsake: A parasol which was Olivia's prized possession. Oscar gives it to Violet as a token of gratitude.
Voiced by: Sumire Morohoshi (Japanese), Cassandra Lee (English), Estefanía Piedra (Latin-American Spanish)
A 7-year old girl whose ailing mother hired Violet Evergarden to write letters for a week.
- Children Are Innocent: Ann takes her mother's words literally and assumes Violet really is a life-size doll for the duration of her stay. That said, she is precocious enough to understand her mother will die soon.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Views anyone who approach her mother with hostilities, believing everybody always lies to one another.
- Parental Abandonment: In the novel, her father left her family with financial problems due to his gambling habits and alcoholism. Then her mother dies when she's very young.
- Write Back to the Future: The result of the letters her mother had written.
Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English), Alberto Bernal (Latin-American Spanish)
A young conscript of an unnamed nation stationed at Camp Menace.
- Blood from the Mouth: Starts coughing blood into his handkerchief after Violet rescues him. It's a sign that he's not long for this world.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He's been friends with a girl named Maria since childhood and they both have feelings for each other. Just after she confessed, he shipped out.
- Determinator: He's determined to survive so he can return home and be with Maria, no matter what. He survives longer than the rest of his section but he dies.
- Fatal Family Photo: Takes a peek at his almost-girlfriend Maria's photograph just as his unit ships out. He lives long enough to let Violet know of his feelings for the letter he commissioned.
- I'm Cold... So Cold...: Remarks that he feels cold, despite being bundled up next to a fireplace just before he dies.
- No One Gets Left Behind: He could have left behind his wounded friend but he kept on carrying him.
- Reincarnation Romance: A nonsexual example. He wishes that if his parents reincarnate and fall in love again, he'll be their son again.
Princess Charlotte Abelfreyja Drossel
Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English), Jessica Ángeles (Latin-American Spanish)
The young princess of the Kingdom of Drossel, soon to enter marriage with Prince Damian from the neighbouring country, Frugel. CH Postal is appointed with writing their public love letters.
- Altar Diplomacy: One offered by Frugel, but she does make a lot of arrangements on her part as well after she received it.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: She fell in love with Prince Damian when she first met him at her 10th birthday because he treated her like a person and not a potential wife.
- Canon Foreigner: An anime-original character.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Charlotte starts out childish and volatile, with messy, voluminous hair barely tamed by small braids. At the end of episode 5, her hair is contained in a Prim and Proper Bun for her wedding, showing she has become a mature young woman.
- Flower Motifs: Charlotte and the Kingdom of Drossel are associated with the white camellia.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Although Charlotte is in love with Damian, she realizes that he may not be keen on an arranged marriage to a girl ten years his junior. At Violet's encouragement, Charlotte personally writes the letters to the prince asking what he really wants with an offer to break off the engagement. He admits a desire to marry her, politics or not.
- Perfectly Arranged Marriage: She fell in love with Prince Damian years before the marriage was planned by their countries. Episode 9 shows them to be Happily Married.
- Politically Active Princess: She has been studying politics by herself and acting on her nation's behalf from a young age. Part of the reason for her marriage is to foster post-war peace and unity between neighboring Northern and Southern nations.
Voiced by: Toshiko Sawada (Japanese), Doris Várgas (Latin-American Spanish)
The matriarch of the Evergarden family who looks to adopt Violet.
- Replacement Goldfish: What Violet is to Evergarden family for her son who was killed in the war. Obviously ended up subverted, as both parties came to realize they cannot repair the emotional void of losing the son/Gilbert.
- Saying Too Much: In the animated adaptation, she accidentally implies to Violet that Gilbert has died.Tiffany: "I'm so thankful to see how far you have come. I am sure Gilbert can rest in peace too."
Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English), Lourdes Arruti (Latin-American Spanish)
A friend and classmate of Violet's from their shared Auto Memory Doll training course.
- Canon Foreigner: An anime-original character.
- The Caretaker: To her brother Spencer, now a crippled alcoholic after the war.
- Nice Girl: Exceedingly kind and friendly. She makes an effort to befriend Violet and show her around Lieden, confides in her about her family situation, and helps her graduate the training course. She's also her brother's gentle and considerate caretaker.
- Parental Abandonment: She and her brother lost their parents in the war. The reason Spencer acts the way he does is that he feels guilty for not being able to protect them.
- Significant Greeneyed Redhead: As a friend of Violet's and the deuteragonist of episode 3, she's got green eyes and red hair.
Voiced by: Yuuto Uemura (Japanese), Arturo Castañeda (Latin-American Spanish)
A brash, bitter young archivist at the Shahar Astronomical Observatorys Research Institute.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: His sea-green hair is changed to black in the anime.
- His attempt at inviting Violet out to watch Alleys comet with him. Once shes out of sight he has an adorable breakdown as he bends down covering his flushed face, grinning.
- This plays out differently in the anime in which he casually destroys a loaf of bread trying to ask Violet out. Still adorable.
- Ambiguously Brown: The novel described him of having beautiful brown skin due to having a mixed heritage. His complexion in the anime is fairly darker than everyone else's.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Noted to be the youngest scholar in the manuscripts department at sixteen years old.
- Bishounen: Very much so in the anime.
- Bold Explorer: The "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue in episode nine of the anime shows Leon makes good on the dream Violet inspired in him and he travels the world.
- Bonding Over Missing Parents: Bonds with Violet due to both of them having missing guardians, his missing mother for Leon and Gilbert for Violet.
- Crush Blush: Blushes rather frequently whenever he is in the presence of Violet as noted by his male co-workers.
- Deadpan Snarker: Being abandoned by his mother turned him into this.
- Defrosting Ice King: Interestingly enough this applies to both him and Violet as by the end of the chapter both of them warm up to each other significantly than when they first met.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Became this overtime due to his resentment towards his mother's abandonment of him.
- Hopeless Suitor: Develops feelings for Violet that remain unreciprocated.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is rude and grumpy most of the time towards other people but is actually quite kind and caring as discovered by Violet.
- Jerkass Woobie: Mean character, sad backstory.
- Love Confession: He gives one to Violet in the novel, though is given a succinct but kind rejection from her.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He wears his hair long and has androgynous qualities.
- Love at First Sight: Became enamored with Violet the moment he laid eyes on her, though it took him a while to come to terms with it.
- Not So Different:
- His chapter in the novel opens with him ranting about how all woman are despicable to the irritation of his male co-worker. When he sees Violet however, turns out he's not really that immune.
- He finds Violets passion for depicting peoples emotion through written letters similar to his own for deciphering old manuscripts about astronomical research.
- Violet even comments on how they both have "Unfriendly faces".
- Parental Abandonment: Was left with his mother by his father who went off on an expedition and never returned and was then abandoned by his mother who went off in search for the former, leaving young Leon completely alone.
- Pursuing Parental Perils: Decides to go on an expedition for ancient literary artifacts like his missing father at the end of the chapter, despite knowing its dangers.
- Tsundere: Is bad with words and has a harsh disposition. However, he eventually shows Violet his caring side as their partnership develops. In the anime he is a much milder exam.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has sea-green hair as shown in the illustration on the cover of the first novel. In the anime, however, his hair is black.
A criminal jailed under high-security cell of Altair's prison.
Lady Lux Sibyl
The "demigod" of the Utopia cult, who coincidentally meet Violet when the latter is forced to take shelter from rain.