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Demon (anime only)
|Birthday||December 14, 1875|
|Age||13 (12, Chapter 1 - 14)|
|Height||152 cm (5') |
158 cm (5'2") (Kuroshitsuji II)
|Affiliation||Faustian Contract |
|Previous Affiliation||Noah's Ark Circus|
|Occupation||Earl of Phantomhive |
Watchdog of the Queen
|Previous Occupation||Second-tier member of Noah's Ark Circus|
|Base of Operations||Phantomhive manor |
|Relatives||Vincent Phantomhive (father, deceased) |
Rachel Phantomhive (mother, deceased)
Claudia Phantomhive (grandmother, deceased at age 36)
Angelina Dalles (aunt, deceased)
Francis Midford (aunt)
Edward Midford (cousin)
Elizabeth Midford (cousin, fiancée)
|Manga Debut||Volume 1, Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
|Video Game Debut||Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost|
|Japanese Voice||Maaya Sakamoto|
|English Voice||Brina Palencia|
Earl Ciel Phantomhive (シエル ファントムハイヴ, Shieru Fantomuhaivu) is the main character of the Kuroshitsuji series. Notoriously known as the Queen's Watchdog, he is the head of the Phantomhive noble family and the owner of Funtom Company. Ciel is the son of Vincent and Rachel Phantomhive.
Ciel is a rather short, young teenage boy with blue eyes and navy blue hair. He typically dresses in a way that suits his noble standing, and has a very extensive and elegant wardrobe. His body dimensions are "slim" and "delicate," as described by Nina Hopkins when she measured him.
Ciel nearly always wears a black eyepatch with a single cord over his right eye; this is the location of his Faustian Contract with Sebastian Michaelis. However while in disguise, he wears a medical-looking white patch that fastens with two cords. Ciel also has a brand on the left side of his body from his time as a slave in a cult. In the manga, the mark is on his back; in the anime, it is on his chest.
Ciel sports two rings: one, which he wears on his left thumb, is an ornate silver piece that holds an emerald-cut deep-blue stone. It is a one-of-a-kind family heirloom that had been passed down for generations. The other is a gold signet ring in the form of the Phantomhive crest. Ciel wears this on his right hand, and uses it to stamp the wax seal on documents. The seal was given to him by Angelina Dalles upon his return, who told him that it was the only ring that had not been destroyed in the fire that killed his parents.
Ciel is an arrogant, shrewd and sagacious thirteen-year-old boy, who holds numerous exalted positions: the head of the Phantomhive household, the chief manager of a chain of Funtom Companies, and the Queen's Watchdog.
As the Earl of the Phantomhive family and a distinguished nobleman, Ciel is very strict and proud, accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle; he refuses to abase himself by dwelling in a meager environment for long. Thus, he has considerable difficulty dressing himself and doing household chores if left on his own. He is stern on his orders, especially in the assertion of his authority, and he expects his butler, Sebastian Michaelis, to complete them without any shortcomings. Ciel, every now and then, finds it entertaining to challenge Sebastian, whether in the areas of strength or skill. He and Sebastian frequently work together, and only the latter seems to be fully aware of Ciel's schemes. Furthermore, Ciel has a relatively cold outlook on life; his principal goal is for those who have betrayed the Phantomhive family to experience the same level of humiliation and suffering he did. During his time as a slave to cultists who subjected him to atrocious cruelties, he was branded with a mark he absolutely does not want other people to see. In addition, Ciel possesses unwavering determination; instead of moping around hopelessly, Ciel chooses to die without regrets by working hard to fulfill his revenge, despite his aunt's insistence that he should lead a happier life. He often compares predicaments to games, such as chess, willing to gamble with his life on the line to win them.
As the executive chairman of the Funtom Company, Ciel exhibits business acumen and impressive keenness in management affairs. Cunning and artful, he successfully administers sister Funtom Companies simultaneously; his greed is described as "knowing no boundaries" for when he learns that a performer could double the sales of his new product, he immediately puts up adverts of her for promotion.
As the Queen's Watchdog, Ciel demonstrates great loyalty to Queen Victoria, and aims to accomplish all tasks she assigns to him. He is undaunted by dense mysteries and macabre cases, as he is confident that he will be able to solve them all. He is readily prepared to resort to dishonest measures such as bribery, provided that he can gather more information and finish his job swiftly and efficiently—though, he claims it is simply flexibility on his part. As his duty sometimes obligates him to disguise himself, he is quite a versed actor; unscrupulous, he has no qualms about lying and has faith that neither do humans in general. He is merciless with his enemies, and does not hesitate to command for the utter eradication of them.
Furthermore, Ciel displays discernible signs of posttraumatic stress disorder. Because he had been savagely mistreated as a slave to a perverse cult when he was ten years old, he would occasionally have flashbacks of the traumatic event and become completely unaware of his surroundings, suspended in the disturbing, vivid memory. Due to his horrific past, Ciel seldom smiles; he had once admitted that he has forgotten how to smile happily. Nevertheless, once in a while, Ciel would show genuine concern for the well-being of those close to him; for instance, he had jumped in front of a bear to guard Elizabeth Midford, and he had sworn to protect her from a horde of violent Bizarre Dolls. He would also pay ample attention to the needs of his servants, for when he had heard that they desired new items, he went shopping with them and provided them with necessities.
Although he usually presents a solemn, apathetic demeanor, Ciel can be rather childish at times; he is exceedingly competitive, a trait which he acknowledges himself. He is unsatisfied with draws, and would not quit until a victor is declared. Sebastian has noted that because of Ciel's talent in competition, Ciel overestimates his skills, to the extent that he has developed a presumptuous viewpoint where he thinks he can never lose; that is why Sebastian is careful to make sure that Ciel will be gradually humbled by a decisive defeat and through the guidance of an adult he respects. Despite his weak physical constitution, Ciel is competent with shooting; he always carries a gun in order to defend himself and has one under his pillow when sleeping. Moreover, Ciel is very fond of sweets, and is allergic to cats. He had inherited asthma from his mother.
|Ciel Phantomhive · Vincent Phantomhive · Rachel Phantomhive · Sebastian Michaelis · Tanaka · Baldroy · Mey-Rin · Finnian · Pluto · Snake|
|Agni · Baron Burnett · Aleister Chamber · Diedrich · Angelina Dalles · Fat nobleman · Charles Grey · Baron Kelvin · Lau · Alexis Leon Midford · Edward Midford · Elizabeth Midford · Francis Midford · Ciel Phantomhive · Rachel Phantomhive · Vincent Phantomhive · Alois Trancy · Countess Trancy · Former Head Trancy · Undertaker|
|Baron Kelvin · Joker · Beast · Dagger · Wendy · Peter · Jumbo · Snake · Doll · Doctor · Suit · Smile · Black|
|The principal • Johan Agares • Mr. Michaelis|
|Edgar Redmond • Gregory Violet • Herman Greenhill • Lawrence Bluer|
|Cheslock • Clayton • Edward Midford • Joanne Harcourt • Maurice Cole • Derrick Arden|
|Ciel Phantomhive • Derrick Arden • McMillan • Prince Soma|