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I did not return to Phantomhive for the sake of the previous head. I returned for myself. All I want is to give those who betrayed and defiled the name of Phantomhive a taste of the humiliation and pain . . . that I suffered. Checkmate.
Ciel is a short, thirteen-year-old boy with black hair and rich, deep blue eyes. As described by Nina Hopkins, his tailor, Ciel has a "wonderfully proportioned body." His arms and legs are thin, his shoulders slim, and his waist narrow. Ciel typically dresses in a way that suits his noble standing, and he has a very extensive wardrobe.
Ciel nearly always wears a black eye-patch made of gauze with a single cord over his right eye to hide the location of his Faustian Contract with Sebastian Michaelis. However, while in disguise, he wears a white patch that resembles a transdermal patch, which fastens over his ear with two cords. Ciel also has a brand on the left side of his body from his time as a slave in a cult.
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. Upon his return, the seal was given to him by Angelina Dalles, who told him that it was the only ring that had not been destroyed in the fire that killed hisparents.
Ciel is an arrogant and shrewd boy, with numerous exalted positions.
As the Earl of the Phantomhive house and a distinguished nobleman, Ciel is very strict, proud, and accustomed to a luxurious lifestyle. As a result, he has considerable difficulty dressing himself up and doing household chores if left on his own. He also refuses to stay in a poor environment for long periods of time. Ciel is stern with his orders, especially in the assertion of his authority, because he expects his butler, Sebastian Michaelis, to complete them without any shortcomings. Ciel often finds it entertaining to challenge Sebastian in areas of both strength and 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 main 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 tortured him cruelly, he was branded with a mark he absolutely does not want other people to see. Ciel possesses unwavering determination — instead of falling into hopelessness, Ciel chooses to die without regrets by working hard to fulfill his revenge, despite his aunt's insistence that he should live a happier life. He often compares predicaments to games such as chess, and is willing to gamble with his life on the line to win them.
As the executive chairman of the Funtom Company, Ciel possesses 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"; when he learned that a popular performer could double the sales of his new product, he immediately put up advertisements 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, and confident that he will be able to solve them all. He is readily prepared to resort to dishonest measures such as bribery, as long as 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 obliges him to disguise himself, he is quite a versed actor; unscrupulous, he has no qualms about lying and believes that humans do not as a species. He is merciless with his enemies, and does not hesitate to command Sebastian to eradicate anyone who stands in his way.
Ciel displays signs of post-traumatic stress disorder because of the abuse he went through, as a slave in a perverse cult. He occasionally has flashbacks of the traumatic event, and when he does, he would become completely unaware of his surroundings. Due to his horrific past, Ciel seldom smiles. He had once admitted that he has forgotten how to smile happily. Ciel does, however, show genuine concern for the wellbeing of those close to him. For instance, he jumped in front of a bear to guard Elizabeth Midford. He had also sworn to protect her from a horde of violent Bizarre Dolls. He pays ample attention to the needs of his servants; when he had heard that they desired new items, he went shopping with them and provided them with necessities.
Although he usually presents himself as a solemn and mature person, Ciel can be rather childish at times. He is exceedingly competitive, a trait which he acknowledges himself. He is unsatisfied with draws, and refuses to quit until a victor is declared. Sebastian had noted that because of Ciel's talent in competition, he tends to overestimate his skills and think that he can never lose. Nonetheless, the experience of losing to Francis Midford in a hunting game humbled Ciel quite a bit. Despite his weak physical condition, Ciel is competent with shooting. He always carries a gun in order to defend himself and has one under his pillow when he sleeps.
Ciel was a regular child in the past who maintained a cheerful disposition. As a child, he suffered from poor health, being afflicted with asthma and cat allergies. He would often smile and play with his family along with Elizabeth, his fiancee and cousin. Elizabeth said that when his parents were alive, the Phantomhive Manor was full of smiles.
On his tenth birthday, he was running through the manor when he came across his dead mother, father, and dog. He called for help and ran into Tanaka, who urged the young boy to flee. Before he could say more, however, Tanaka was attacked from behind by an unseen assailant who then grabbed Ciel.
Ciel was then sold, and his kidnappers commented that he is "rare" and worth more than two people. He was bought and branded by his new owners, giving him the mark of a "noble beast." He cried that he was hurt, dirty, and homesick.
He was then chained in a cage while masked adults looked on and remarked about what a splendid evening they will have. Ciel sadly wondered why no one was there to help him. One of the masked adults then placed him on a table as a sacrifice, and he was stabbed while the rest looked on gleefully.
In a desperate desire to kill all of his tormentors, Ciel somehow managed to summon Sebastian at this point. He appeared in his true demon form and told Ciel that what he had sacrificed will never return. Sebastian asked Ciel if he wanted to make a contract and have his wishes granted. Ciel declared that he wanted the power to take revenge on those who mistreated him. The cultists tried to stop him from talking, but Ciel and Sebastian forged their contract. Sebastian asked him where he wanted his seal, saying that the more visible it is, the stronger the contract is. Ciel told him that anywhere was fine and that he wants a power stronger that anyone else's; Sebastian called him greedy and decided to put it on his right eye, causing Ciel to scream in excruciating pain. He then commanded him to kill his attackers; Sebastian then burnt down the building. Finally, Ciel stated his absolute orders: Sebastian must protect and never betray him, to obey his orders no matter what, and to never lie to him.
The first place they went after these events was to the Royal Hospital where his aunt worked; he was reunited with Tanaka, and a carriage was arranged to bring him back to his manor. He and Sebastian viewed the ruined manor, then visited the graves of him and his parents. Sebastian left briefly, and when Ciel returned to him, he found the manor had been rebuilt by the demon. Ciel later took his place as the Earl of Phantomhive and the Queen's Watchdog.
Sometime during the same year, Ciel summoned Sebastian to his room, complaining of a wobbly tooth that was preventing him from eating his food properly. After examining it, Sebastian decided to forcibly take it out, much to Ciel's chagrin. Ciel attempted to protest against the idea but Sebastian proceeded regardless, under the impression that he was doing his young master a favor. After the tooth's removal, Ciel threw an angry fit at Sebastian. Ever since, he is unwilling to allow Sebastian to check for cavities in his teeth when they start to wobble.
One morning Sebastian Michaelis, the Phantomhive butler, wakes Ciel Phantomhive, a twelve-year-old earl, and serves him an elegant breakfast. He dresses his master and informs him of his schedule for the day. As the day progresses, Sebastian's meritorious skills as a fighter and servant are highlighted. Ciel tells his butler that they have received a call from Italy from Chlaus, who would arrive at six o'clock that day. Sebastian promises to provide hospitality.
Afterward, Chlaus arrives, and Ciel asks for his usual goods. Chlaus hands over a "game," telling him it was difficult to obtain. Nevertheless, Ciel requests for another "game," saying that kids have a greed for games.
Sebastian interrupts them and serves their evening meal. Things are progressing smoothly until Mey-Rin accidentally spills wine on the tablecloth. Sebastian then pulls the stained tablecloth cleanly and swiftly from the table without disrupting the food and plates on it. Ciel tells Chlaus to ignore the tablecloth and continue eating leisurely. Chlaus praises Ciel's butler, and they enjoy some Japanese dessert.
Later, Ciel and Sebastian go to London for a new cane, after Finnian broke the other one. The shopkeeper mistakes Sebastian as the owner of "Master's" cane, to Ciel's annoyance. Sebastian scares the shopkeeper with the cane, and then he pays him before departing from the shop with Ciel.
When they arrive home, Ciel is shocked to find his manor and servants decorated with girly accessories. He discovers that his fiancée, Elizabeth Midford, is responsible for this. She wants a dance party despite Ciel's dismay. Sebastian reminds him that he cannot afford to turn Elizabeth down coldly since she is the daughter of the Midford family and his future wife. Sebastian soon concludes that Ciel has no dancing experience (which is why he is reluctant to join Elizabeth in dancing) and offers to teach him the basics.
After the dance lessons, Ciel comes out to greet Elizabeth. She is excited until she notices Ciel's blue ring. She snatches it, claiming he cares more about the ring than her feelings. Ciel demands that she returns it, and his fierceness makes her cry. Elizabeth throws the ring on the floor forcefully, and it shatters into pieces. Ciel is horrified and attempts to slap Elizabeth, but Sebastian stops him. After calming down, Ciel picks up the shattered ring and tosses them out the window. He declares that he remains as the head of the Phantomhive family even without the ring. He then wipes Elizabeth's tears and dances with her.
In his bedroom, Ciel absentmindedly reaches for his blue ring and remembers that it is gone. Sebastian remarks that the ring is actually very important to Ciel and that he had only put on an ostentatious show of throwing it away for Elizabeth. He puts his hand over Ciel's, and when he uncovers it, the repaired ring is on Ciel's thumb. Although Ciel is surprised by its return, he comments how the ring has witnessed the deaths of its masters—his grandfather and father. Irrefutably, he says, he would grow sick one day and pass away with the ring. Sebastian tucks him into bed, and Ciel orders him to stay by his side until he falls asleep.
Later, Ciel is playing pool with the other Aristocrats of Evil. He promises that he would catch the "rat" soon since he received ingredients; that is, drugs, from Chlaus. Ciel then retreats to his study where he is grabbed by an unseen attacker.
Before long, the kidnapper is revealed to be the Italian drug dealer, Azzurro Vanel of the Ferro family. He binds and beats Ciel. Azzurro says that he hates the English because they are too submissive to the Queen. He asks Ciel to cooperate, but Ciel states that he refuses to conspire with a filthy "sewer rat." Azzurro demands to know the location of the drugs Chlaus obtained, threatening to kill Ciel's servants if not told, but Ciel simply laughs it off. Azzurro kicks Ciel and tells his snipers to kill Ciel's servants.
Soon after, the snipers inform Azzurro via telephone that they have failed their assassination mission. Infuriated, Azzurro orders them to return at once, but the snipers begin to scream at an oncoming attack and their voices are cut off. Ciel chuckles, and he is kicked tumultuously by the outraged Azzurro as a result. Sebastian answers the phone, introducing himself as a member of the Phantomhive household, and announces that he will come for Ciel soon.
Afterward, Sebastian arrives and attempts to hand over the ransom, but Azzurro has hidden men shoot him multiple times, inflicting seemingly fatal wounds. He boasts that he is the winner of the game. He then threatens to sell Ciel and removes his eyepatch. Ciel asks Sebastian how long he plans to continue to play dead. In response, Sebastian stands up and "returns" the bullets by throwing them back at the men and killing them.
Sebastian and Ciel banter for a while, which distresses Azzurro greatly, and he threatens to shoot Ciel in the head. When Sebastian demurs from rescuing him immediately, Ciel asks Sebastian if he is daring to go against the Faustian contract. Sebastian answers in the negative, assuring him that that would be unthinkable. Ciel's right eye gleams with the contract's seal, and he orders Sebastian to save him. Azzurro impulsively shoots at Ciel, but he soon discovers that Ciel is still alive. Sebastian appears behind Azzurro with the bullet he has shot and drops them into his pocket. He then sets Ciel down on a chair, releases his binds, and finishes Azzurro off.
Afterward, Ciel and Sebastian return to the manor where the other servants greet them warmly. Sebastian asks for Ciel's forgiveness. He states guilty he has not finished the day's supper preparations.
Sometime after the incident, Sebastian wakes Ciel up. Ciel tells him to accommodate the children he invited from Lord Barton's orphanage when they arrive the next day. Sebastian prepares many treats; one of them is a diligently sculptured chocolate model of an earl, and Ciel secretly steals its head. He takes it back with him to his study where he snacks on it and eventually falls asleep. Sebastian later scolds him.
Jack the Ripper Arc
It is the social season in London, and Ciel has been invited to countless events of different varieties. Ciel and Sebastian ride on a carriage to London and arrive at Ciel's London townhouse. They come in to find Lau, Angelina Dalles and her butler, Grell Sutcliff, looting his house for tea. Ciel grumbles to himself that these are the people he least wanted to see. Sebastian apologizes for not accommodating them earlier since he has no idea guests were coming, and he prepares them tea. Ciel then discusses the Jack the Ripper case. In order to get more information, they go see a London funeral director, Undertaker.
They arrive at a dilapidated shop where Undertaker is. Undertaker appears out of a coffin and informs them that the murdered prostitutes all had something in common. However, he asks for a compensation (which is a "first-rate laugh") before he plans to reveal that crucial details. After Sebastian amuses him successfully, Undertaker reveals that all victims had their wombs removed. The culprit's work indicates that it has to be someone experienced in the medical field.
During the carriage ride home, they speculate that anyone with medical training could be the murderer, and that the womb and organs were most likely removed for use in a black magic ritual. Sebastian jumps out of the moving carriage to go compile a list of potential suspects as ordered by Ciel.
They arrive back at Ciel's townhouse late because Grell traveled the wrong way. Sebastian has already returned home before them. He has made tea and finished all the preparations. The butler shows them a list of names that fits their descriptions, and they discover that the only person who suits their criteria is the Viscount of Druitt, Aleistor Chamber. Sebastian informs that on the 19th hour of today, the Viscount of Druitt will be hosting a party; therefore, tonight would be the most convenient time to go and investigate. Angelina uses her popularity to arrange invitations so they can all attend the party. Sebastian tells Ciel that he would not be attending using the name Phantomhive so he must use his chance properly.
That evening, Angelina and Grell attend the party as themselves, Ciel as a girl (respectively Madam Red's niece from the countryside), Sebastian as Ciel's home tutor, and Lau as Angelina's lover. They enter the party in search for Aleistor. Ciel and Sebastian go through great lengths to evade Elizabeth Midford so Ciel's identity will not be discovered, and in effect, tarnished.
Soon after, Ciel encounters Aleistor and the latter leads him to a room behind the curtains. Ciel precariously enters only to notice an abnormal, sweet fragrance in the air. He begins to grow dizzy, and his vision of the Viscount grows dimmer. He realizes that he has to escape; however, he is knocked unconscious by the drug.
In a brief flashback, Sebastian is putting a corset on Ciel, who dramatically claims that his organs are coming out. Ciel then wakes up to to find himself blindfolded and his limbs tied. He hears the Viscount's voice talking to a certain audience, announcing that Ciel is the item they have been anticipating. He allows them to keep Ciel in a cage, "play with her" as much as they please, use her in a ceremony, or parts of her could be sold according to what the customer prefers. Ciel concludes that this is an underground auction, and Aleistor is responsible for the Jack the Ripper killings. A person removes his blindfold, and the bid for Ciel begins. However, Sebastian comes to rescue him, and they manage to escape before the arrival of the police.
The following morning, the newspaper states that there has been another murder by the Jack the Ripper last night. Ciel is dumbfounded since Aleistor Chamber didn't go anywhere last night. He tells Sebastian to organize another list of suspects since Aleistor is obviously not Jack the Ripper.
Later Angelina comes in while Ciel is working and offers to play a game of chess with him. As they begin playing chess, Ciel explains his relationship with Sebastian. Angelina replies that aside from being the Queen's Watchdog, he should have another way of living- a brighter way instead of pursuing revenge. Ciel corrects her, telling her that he does not wish for revenge for it is just a show of selfishness. He did this for himself as he wishes for those who betrayed the Phantomhive family to experience the same level of humiliation and suffering he did. Ciel consecutively beats Angelina at chess forty-six times, and she remarks that she always loses to him at chess. He kisses her on the cheek goodnight, saying he had a happy time playing with her, and he retires for the night. In Ciel's bedroom, Sebastian informs him of his findings and tells him to make a decision.
Later, Ciel is disguised a pauper boy. Sebastian has accompanied him to a cluster of buildings. They are on guard outside the next murderer's target's room to await the arrival of Jack the Ripper. They hear a scream from the prostitute's house, although they did not see anyone enter. They rush inside, and Sebastian stops Ciel from witnessing the murder. They quickly discover that Grell is the murderer, and he comes up with a feeble excuse for why he was there, despite unequivocally being covered in the prostitute's blood. Grell soon reveals his true form as a Grim Reaper, and Angelina reveals herself as his partner in crime.
Ciel says her name had been in the list of suspects, but no human could have committed the act. However, Grell (being a Grim Reaper and a co-criminal) possessed the supernatural abilities that would allow access to the prostitute's room without Ciel and Sebastian knowing. Furthermore, he could quickly travel to the murder scene from the Viscount's party. Thus, both Angelina and Grell had to act together as Jack the Ripper. An additional connection between all the prostitutes was that they had all had abortions at Angelina's hospital. The prostitute Sebastian and Ciel have been guarding was the last name on the list, yet unfortunately, they failed to secure her life.
Angelina comments that it is sad he figured it out because now they cannot play chess together anymore. Grell whips out his Death Scythe and attacks Ciel, which Sebastian is able to stop. Ciel takes off his eyepatch and orders Sebastian to capture them. Sebastian removes his coat to protect Ciel from the rain, and he promises to make him hot milk when they return to the manor. Grell then dives in between Sebastian and Ciel with his Death Scythe, and he and Sebastian battle.
Slightly down the street, Ciel questions Angelina why she committed these murders. She brandishes a knife, calls herself "the hunted", and she states that there is only one path. He questions her again, but she says that he would not understand even if she told him the reason for her actions. She moves in to kill him, yelling it would be better if Ciel was never born, but then she hesitates. Sebastian, taking note of the attack, moves to kill her, but Ciel orders him to stop.
When he does, Ciel notices how injured Sebastian is, and Grell comments that Sebastian has great endurance because he went to save Ciel when one of his arms was useless. Grell then orders Angelina to kill Ciel, and she says that she cannot. Grell wonders about this, as she has already killed so many women, and says that if she does not kill, it would be her turn to be killed. Angelina refuses, and he stabs her directly in the chest with his Death Scythe. Grell takes his leave, but Ciel orders Sebastian to take down Jack the Ripper. They then resume fighting. After a while, Sebastian gains the upper-hand and is about to kill Grell with his own Death Scythe when William T. Spears, another Grim Reaper, appears. William apologizes and drags Grell away. Ciel is tired, and Sebastian suggests that they head home.
At Angelina Dalles's funeral, Ciel arrives late, carrying a red dress. He walks to her casket, and he says that the white flowers and subdued clothes she was placed in do not suit her because only passionate red does. He presses his forehead against hers as red flower petals drift through the chapel at this time, much to the guests' surprise. Leaving the red dress there, Ciel tells his aunt to rest in peace.
Outside, in the graveyard, Lau asks if Ciel told the Queen of Jack the Ripper's true identity, which Ciel responds that he found that to be unnecessary, as the Jack the Ripper killings had been stopped. Lau says this decision will cause him to "sink into the mud," because of his refusal to seek help. Ciel retaliates by saying Lau's opium and intoxicants dens, in time, will surely be closed by the police. Lau brushes this off, saying he can find a new business venture since his interest in England and in Ciel has not yet been exhausted.
They part ways, and Ciel and Sebastian go to speak to Undertaker. Undertaker calls Ciel kind to give a nameless prostitute her own grave. However, Ciel denies this, because he had many opportunities to save this woman, but he placed catching the killer above saving her life. He admits he even let his own aunt die for the same reason. Undertaker asks if he feels regret, and Ciel says he does not because the killer is gone and Queen Victoria can be at ease. Undertaker remarks that he dislikes the Queen because she forces harsh tasks for the Earl to complete. Ciel replies that it is the karma his family has been burdened with, which he has inherited along with his ring. Undertaker comments the ring acts as a collar and soon departs, saying the Earl and his butler can stop by any time.
Sebastian agrees that Ciel was kind, or else he would be a coward, because Ciel had a hidden gun, but he did not pull the trigger. He hesitated in killing Angelina, even when Sebastian insisted. Sebastian guesses this is because Ciel was too afraid. Ciel dismisses this claim, saying it was Sebastian's job to protect him, regardless of whether Ciel protected himself. Ciel says that since demons have no convictions or loyalties, Sebastian will protect him for the sake of a demon's principles and aesthetics. Sebastian then asks why he was stopped from killing Angelina, and Ciel explains that she hesitated in killing him and lost sight of her next move. Ciel says he will not regret decisions that have allowed him to advance, and he orders Sebastian to never betray or leave him.
Several months after the death of Angelina, Ciel dreams of the incident that happened during a stormy night, where it took away all his hopes and dreams. He was face to face with Death when he saw a black crow fly over his head, and its gaze is filled with a mirage as it tells him the dead will never return to life. Sebastian comes to wake Ciel up, and he slowly awakens from his nightmare only to pull a gun on Sebastian's forehead, telling him not to touch him.
Sebastian prepares him milk tea to soothe his nerves. He suggests against reading Edgar Allan Poe's works before nighttime but Ciel brushes it off, saying he will do as he pleases. Sebastian informs him that Francis and Elizabeth Midford are visiting this afternoon, and Ciel gets anxious over this, ordering Sebastian to quickly make preparations. Soon after, the Midfords arrive in the morning, instead of in the afternoon as planned, which Ciel expected. He and Sebastian go out to greet them, and Francis comments that Ciel's and Sebastian's bangs are improperly long, and they should take after Tanaka. She imperiously grabs them both and combs their bangs back neatly. Distressed by Ciel's "lazing about" and Sebastian's "indecency," Francis decides to begin retraining, and they later end up at the stables. Upon seeing the splendid horses, Francis challenges Ciel to a hunting contest, and she taunts him by saying that hunting is too strenuous for the Earl since he has a small, skinny build, similar to a girl's. In response, Ciel orders Sebastian to begin the preparations.
Elizabeth, Ciel, Sebastian, and Francis advance to the woods. Sebastian lays down the rules and sets the time limit at three hours. As soon as he allows them to begin, Francis runs off, and Ciel tries to get Elizabeth to hop down off of his horse. While she argues, Francis gets the first point, already shooting a bird. Ciel fishes out his gun and shoots a bird right by Elizabeth's ear to even out the score. This startles her, but he says he will not lose in a competition. He then tells Elizabeth to stay with Sebastian since it would be too dangerous.
At the end of the competition, they are tied with hunting fifteen animals each. They go to eat lunch, and Francis states that she will not be appeased until a victor is declared. Ciel agrees, though noting that occasions whereby he agrees with her are rare. Sebastian arranges for another competition in the afternoon.
While they are eating, a bear comes out of the woods and heads for Elizabeth. Ciel dives on top of her to protect her, and it appears that Francis was able to kill the bear before it could attack. Ciel concedes that he lost, since she killed a sixteenth animal, and she commends him for his bravery. She acknowledges him worthy of being her future son-in-law, and they decide to go home.
Back at the manor, the servants reveal a surprise they have for Ciel- cake and decorations. Francis, who looks upset, says the servants beat her to it, as she had actually come today to wish Ciel a happy thirteenth birthday. Ciel provides a genuine smile and thanks everyone. Afterwards, they celebrate and admire the snow.
Curry Contest Arc
Ciel overhears Arthur Randall yelling to Fred Abberline that Ciel is a brat who stole the glory of catching Jack the Ripper. He, followed by his butler, approaches them and sarcastically apologizes for being such a brat. When they demand to know why he is here, Ciel answers that he has come to clean up the mess caused by the old pathetic hunting dog, that is, Randall. He takes information on the Anglo-Indian assaults from them in order to review the case. He decides to make a move according to his methods, since he wants to return to his manor as soon as possible. They return the documents, with Sebastian stating he has already memorized them, and they depart.
Sebastian and Ciel arrive at Lau's opium den, and Ciel comments that the place has an awful smell. Ciel explains the incident that involves East End, which Lau manages. After their meeting, they head to the stronghold of Indian people. Ciel accidentally bumps into a man and the latter begins screaming for help, claiming that his ribs cracked. They are then surrounded by Indians, who demand that because Ciel is noble, he should pay them consolation money and hand over everything he has to them. Ciel orders Sebastian to dispose of them immediately.
While Ciel and Sebastian are surrounded, a well-dressed Indian and his butler appears, and the duo side with the Indians. Sebastian and Agni fight for a while. During a pause in the fight, Ciel states that the Indians are the ones to blame since they picked a fight with them first. The prince asks the others if they had a reason to fight, and when they fail to present one, he reprimands them-stating that provoking fights without a reason is childish. He then orders Agni to side with the British, and Agni quickly takes out all of the Indians. The prince, Soma Asman Kadar, warns Ciel to not wander about, since East End is not suitable for kids, and he leaves with Agni.
At the Ciel's London townhouse, they agree to wait to hear from Randall, as the perpetrators of the Anglo-Indian attacks may have been among the Indians from earlier. Soma and Agni arrive unexpectedly, and  Ciel demands why he has to house them. Soma remarks that he must shelter his benefactors who had saved him from the Indians.
At breakfast, Ciel argues with Soma, asking how long he intends to stay at his house, and the latter responds by telling him that he will leave after his work is accomplished. Soma, reminded of his task, shows a sloppy drawing of a lady named Mina, a maidservant at his palace. Ciel asks if Sebastian can locate her with this picture, and the butler replies that he will try his best. Soma asks Ciel to be his guide in his search for Mina, but Ciel tells him that he has a scheduled day of lessons and work. Despite this, Soma continuously interrupts Ciel throughout the day. At his fencing time, Ciel challenges Soma to a duel; if he wins, Soma must remain quiet and stay out of Ciel's way.
Soma accepts the challenge, but when he is about to lose, Agni intervenes to protect his prince and injures Ciel's arm in the process. As Sebastian examines Ciel's arm, Agni hastily apologizes; furhtermore, Soma declares that he has technically won. To decide the actual victor, Sebastian and Agni duel for their respective masters. They are evenly matched, and Ciel is shocked that a human could be on par with a demon.
At dinner, Soma and Ciel discuss his problem. Soma incorrectly deduces that Ciel doesn't care about his suffering and grabs his shirt in fury. Ciel retorts evenly that there are some things that cannot return despite one's utmost efforts. He breaks free from Soma and leaves; alone, he softly repeats the very words he told Soma. Afterward, Ciel goes to sit with Soma, offering to play poker to keep him company. However, Soma turns him down because he is busy with his search for Mina, much to Ciel's chagrin.
Sebastian goes to wake up Ciel, who is already awake, much to the former's surprise. Ciel says he felt irritated so he had trouble sleeping and comments that Soma and Agni stayed out all night. He begins to read the newspaper; the headline states another mysterious attack occurred—the coffeehouse in Piccadilly Circus is severely damaged. They decide to wait until nighttime to investigate Soma and Agni, who seem to leave every night. Sebastian, Lau, and Ciel follow them, and it turns out that Agni and Soma are simply looking for Mina. Ciel comments that in this country, the best place to look for news of a person is by going to a club or a pub (which is what Agni and Soma are doing); so, they are not up to something insidious.
They return to the manor; shortly after, Agni and Soma return as well. Close to two hours afterward, Agni leaves on his own, which Sebastian has expected. The butler informs the sleepy Ciel of his movements, and they are about to leave when Soma arrives, asking to come as well. Lau, Sebastian, Ciel, and Soma follow Agni, and they reach a building where their target has entered. Ciel explains that this is the home of Harold West Jeb, and he is involved in importing various goods. They sneak onto his property, and Sebastian deals with the guard dogs. Lau calls them over; he has already knocked out the guard personnel by rendering them asleep with a special technique, much to Soma's and Ciel's surprise.
Inside, they overhear Harold West talking to Agni, who seems distressed. Soma bursts in, grabs Agni, and demands to know where Mina is. Ciel, Sebastian, and Lau continue to hide because Harold would recognize their faces. As West orders Agni to kick Soma out, in the hall Lau and Ciel speculate that this has to do with the black market. Therefore, Lau concludes that this is case is in Ciel's jurisdiction. Ciel agrees and says that reporting to Scotland Yard would be problematic. Subsequently, Sebastian rescues Soma. They all return to Ciel's London townhouse, and they discuss Agni's amazing powers. Soma destroys Ciel's tea set, and loudly wonders why Agni betrayed him. He then flees to his room, where Ciel later enters to explain his situation and encourage Soma to be independent.
Afterwards, he tries to leave with Sebastian to further discuss Harold West, but Soma chases after him. He comments that, compared to Ciel, he knows nothing of the world, is spoiled with given luxuries, and never tried to understand people. Ciel offers to help, and Soma hugs him joyfully. 
Ciel, Soma, and Sebastian meet up with Lau, and they deduce that Harold wants to win the Royal Warrant at the curry contest; so, he is using Agni. Ciel decides to participate and obtain the Royal Warrant for the Funtom Company, even if they only have a week to prepare. They conclude that their objective is to compete with Agni's legendary skill in curry-making.
In just two days, Lau provides them with the finest selection of spices. Sebastian tests the quality of his curries with Soma, and eventually discovers an extra ingredient to enhance the taste.
Ciel, his servants, Lau and Ran-Mao all arrive at the curry competition. West approaches them and exchanges pleasantries with Ciel. He arrogantly mentions that he will receive the Royal Warrant, and when West leaves, Ciel comments gleefully that he cannot wait to see his face when he loses.
As the curry competition gets underway, Aleistor Chamber is revealed to be one of judges; Ciel concludes that he probably bribed his way out of jail. The chefs are introduced, and they soon begin cooking. Soma claims they will lose the competition when he sees Sebastian rolling balls of dough. Confused, Lau and Ciel question this; Soma adds that Sebastian is making the naan in incorrectly.
When the tasting commences, Agni's curry is highly praised whereas the judges are skeptical of Sebastian's curry doughnut. Once they taste it though, his curry is also well-received. They open the curries up to the general public and declare the competition a tie. However, the trophy is taken from the judge by Queen Victoria's aide, as she rides up on a horse. She declares Sebastian as the winner since he also has taken children into account in the preparation of his curry. When things are resolved between Soma and Agni, Ciel tells the Queen that someone like him should not be seen around her, but she denies this. She takes her leave after informing Ciel that she will have the Grand Chamberlain's office send the authorization documents for the Royal Warrant to Ciel soon.
Soma thanks Ciel for winning, and Ciel claims he did it for himself. Soma says that if he had never encountered Ciel, he would have stayed selfish and ignorant. Now, he will aim to learn many things and become a great man; however, Ciel dismisses that as mere talk. They admire the evening sun, and Soma suddenly hugs Ciel and bawls, crying for Mina. Ciel reprimands Soma to stop crying and act his age. He then notices that the Queen left a note for him in his pocket, which Sebastian comments he saw the Queen's servant put in when they were standing side by side silently. Inside the envelope are tickets to the Noah's Ark Circus.
Later at the manor, Soma bursts in Ciel's bedroom, bewildered by television. Arthur Randall and Fred Abberline come to visit. Ciel is initially oblivious to the fact that Agni was attempting to confess and turn himself into the police. They all sit down and Randall hands Ciel his bribe money for working for the Queen.
Agni bursts in the room, and Sebastian silences him. Soma then enters the room, and the investigators wonder who they are. Ciel introduces them as his "good friends" who are visiting him to learn more about English culture. Soma is pleased by Ciel's admittance that they are friends and hugs him joyfully. They then celebrate over champagne. After the investigators leave, Ciel reprimands Agni for his actions, as it could have gotten him into trouble as well. Soma backs Ciel up, and orders Agni to not cause trouble for his friends or turn himself in. Ciel finally allows them to stay, but on the condition that Soma will work by managing his townhouse in London.
Shortly thereafter, Ciel and Sebastian leave the Phantomhive Manor to go to London, with Sebastian stating that it is "wonderful weather for the circus." The servants bid their farewells, and Ciel leaves the manor in their hands.
Noah's Ark Circus Arc
In response to a letter from Queen Victoria concerning the disappearances of children and their coincidencewith the presence of Noah's Ark Circus, Ciel and Sebastian Michaelis go to London to investigate. They intrude into the Scotland Yard department to gather some more information, and attempt to bribe Fred Abberline to keep him silent. Then, they head over to Undertaker. After Ciel goes through great lengths to make him laugh, Undertaker informs them that since no corpses of the missing children have shown up, it is possible that they are still alive.
Ciel and Sebastian then attend a circus show hosted by Noah's Ark Circus. Sebastian is invited onstage where he gets bitten by a tiger. Ciel tells him to go with Joker, who has approached him.
Back at the London townhouse, Ciel is irritated that Sebastian has signed him up for an entrance test to qualify for the circus. He snaps at Soma before going to his bedroom. He glumly accepts it, though, when Sebastian says that if Ciel is not there, he would get to live according to his own freewill. Ciel says that he cannot perform, and Sebastian reassures him. The next day Ciel introduces himself to the circus members as Finnian, a pageboy who had worked at the same place Sebastian had. He passes the entrance exam with Sebastian's help. Joker then names Ciel "Smile," much to his frustration.
Later, Joker takes them on a tour of the tents, pointing out which ones are off-limits because they are the first-string members' tents. Afterward, while they are warming up, Sebastian tells Ciel that the children are not present and suggests they inspect the first-string members' tents, which are protected by Snake's poisonous snakes. Dagger then introduces them to Suit, who is actually William T. Spears. Ciel worries that Sebastian's true nature as a demon would be exposed, but Dagger luckily laughs it off. Before, Ciel could give an order dealing with William, Dagger pulls him away to practice. Ciel later meets Sebastian and William outside, informing them that Dagger is calling for them. He warns William to stop making them seem suspicious to the rest of the circus. They then agree to not interfere with each other. Inside, Joker announces the room assignments; Sebastian is partnered with William, while Ciel is partnered with Freckles.
At their tent, Ciel gets the bottom bunk. Freckles comments on his fancy upper-class English and offers him Funtom Company sweets. Freckles wakes him up early the next morning. Ciel struggles with dressing himself, peeling potatoes, getting food, and performing. Freckles then pulls him to the showers, and when Ciel is unwilling to bathe in public, Freckles forcefully strips him and sees the mark he got when he was a slave in a cult. Ciel then runs away and hides. Sebastian comes to Ciel later and gives him a change of clothes. Ciel refuses to continue living humbly. They decide to do their best to hurry with the investigation.
Later, Ciel sees a chance to investigate, but Sebastian is told to perform in the place of Wendy, so Ciel decides to investigate on his own. Sebastian deals with the poisonous snakes and heads off to do his show. Ciel then discovers a photo of the first-string members of the circus with an unknown man by a workhouse. Beast walks in to change her outfit, but Sebastian manages to hide Ciel in a trunk before he gets caught. Sebastian then comments on the photo, noting that the hallmark on the man's signet ring is the same on Beast's prosthetic leg. Ciel opts to search Joker's tent as well and tells Sebastian to head back to the show. In Joker's tent, he finds a letter from "Tom, the piper's son." He opens it and sees his own name, much to his shock. Then, he hears the other members returning and replaces the letter. He hides behind crates but is discovered by Doll.
Unexpectedly, Doll helps him avoid detection from the other members. She then reveals that she is Freckles. Ciel pretends that he was just trying to steal from their tents and assures her that he did not actually steal anything, and Doll forgives him. They agree to keep it a secret, and when she leaves, he thinks to himself that humans have no scruples about lying. He then goes to Sebastian and William's tent. Sebastian tells Ciel that he would protect Ciel's life, but if Ciel makes a mistake on his own accord, he might suffer a painful experience while alive. They go outside, and Ciel tells him about his findings. Soon after, Ciel vomits.Doctor states that Ciel has had an asthma attack due to a cold. When Ciel wakes up, he finds Doll sleeping with him. He calls for Sebastian to come and orders him to go the crest office and find out who owns the hallmark they saw in the photo.
The next morning Sebastian brings Ciel back to the London townhouse. Sebastian then identifies the owner of the hallmark as Baron Kelvin. Ciel and Sebastian are about to head out, but Soma and Agni would not let them, as Ciel is ill. They then set out to nurse him in bed. Sebastian reassures him that they will do everything tomorrow.
Ciel wakes up late, and when Sebastian tries to follow Soma's advice and fawn over him, Ciel is repulsed and orders him to stop. Sebastian then informs him that Tanaka has called and said that Elizabeth Midford is currently at the Phantomhive Manor and she refuses to go home before seeing Ciel. Ciel tells Sebastian to get them to Kelvin's manor in an hour. He then fools Soma so that he may escape from the townhouse.
They soon arrive at Kelvin's manor. Joker welcomes them inside. While leading them to Kelvin, Joker remarks that it must be hard for Ciel to embody so many responsibilities and titles, and Ciel tells him that Joker, a servant, must not speak to him with casualness. Joker guides him to the dining hall for dinner. Kelvin makes his appearance and he is very excited with Ciel there. Ciel and Sebastian note that the missing children are all here and they act like servants to Kelvin. Kelvin orders Joker to prepare a show for Ciel. The gruesome show includes children unwittingly killing themselves, much to Ciel's horror. He commands Sebastian to stop a child from being killed, and Sebastian verifies that the children there were kidnapped by Kelvin. Disgusted, Ciel insults Kelvin and pulls a gun on him; this causes Joker to lay a sword on Ciel, and Sebastian to put a knife against Joker. Kelvin orders Joker to put away his sword.
Ciel then asks Kelvin for the whereabouts of the rest of the kidnapped children. Kelvin eagerly guides him to the basement. He reveals that he has remodeled the basement to resemble the cult Ciel was victimized in three years prior. Kelvin then relays his story of how he was fascinated by Ciel ever since he met him years ago. He says that he is impressed by how Ciel has killed all the cultists there and escaped. He asks to be a part of it, saying that he has prepared the room of the ceremony, the sacrificial limbs (the kidnapped children), and that the last piece is Ciel. Ciel then shoots him. Kelvin cries that it is painful and begs to be killed like how the other cultists were killed. Ciel tells him to redirect his pleas to Sebastian. Joker, who has tried to interfere and got his arm cut off by Sebastian as a result, begs for Kelvin to be spared. When Joker admits that he is wrong for kidnapping the children for Kelvin, Ciel says that he is not wrong because he has fought for his own future. He adds that, however, on this day he has just stolen Joker's future. Joker then reveals that the other first-string members of the circus are on their way to the Phantomhive Manor to kill its inhabitants. But, Ciel and Sebastian are unimpressed. Ciel declares that the Phantomhive servants are his private army; they protect the Phantomhive family's secrets and pride so they will not go down easily.
Joker cries for his friends, but Ciel tells him that crying will not change a thing as the world is not kind to anyone. Doctor then comes in and reveals that he has made artificial limbs out of children's bones. He stabs a child, and Ciel is horrified by the traumatizing sight as it reminds him of the cult three years ago. Ciel then orders Sebastian to kill them all; Sebastian eliminates Doctor, finishes off Kelvin, and Joker dies of blood loss. He then tells Sebastian to burn the place, regardless of the children.
Ciel and Sebastian step outside from the burning manor and encounter Doll. Ciel admits that he has killed Kelvin and Joker. Doll vows to not forgive him and attempts to stab him. Ciel then orders Sebastian to end her life.
Sometime later, Ciel and Sebastian board a train. Sebastian questions why he has ordered for the children to be killed, and Ciel says that they would be happier in death as they cannot possibly recover from the trauma. They then borrow a man's carriage to get to Renbourn Workhouse. Afterward, they go over the hill to get there. Once there, they discover that the workhouse is already in ruins, and that Kelvin was lying to Joker and the others the entire time. Ciel then bursts into a wild fit of laughter. He says that Joker and the others were desperately trying to protect something that did not even exist and they died for it. He declares that he, too, is human and filled with the same "ugly contents" as them.
Back at the Phantomhive Manor, with Elizabeth's insistence, Ciel agrees to calling Nina Hopkins over to tailor their clothes. Nina performs various measurements on Ciel. Later, Nina tells Ciel and Elizabeth that it is time for fitting. When Nina does not find it satisfying, she rips the entire shirt off of Ciel. Ciel and Sebastian go through great lengths to keep Ciel's mark hidden from Elizabeth. Just when Elizabeth is about to leave, Soma and Agni barge in his bedroom. Sebastian swiftly dresses Ciel. Later, while Elizabeth and Soma converse, Ciel sleeps peacefully.
The day of the banquet arrives, and Ciel talks to Diedrich on the phone, who warns him not to overdo it. Sebastian informs Ciel that the guests have come, and Ciel notices that a storm is brewing. After the guests have all gathered, Ciel goes to greet them. The guest of honor, Georg von Siemens, comes as well, and Ciel encourages them all to freely chat at the buffet. They then discuss business and commence introductions. Later, Ciel goes to sit with Arthur Conan Doyle and reveals that he is familiar with his work.
When a drunk Georg throws a drink at Irene Diaz, Ciel steps in and takes the blow. After Sebastian accommodates the guests, he dries Ciel. They then insult Georg in French. Arthur notices this, and Ciel motions for him to hush. Later, when Georg passes out, Ciel orders Sebastian to take Georg to his room. He also announces that he will go to bed too.
Later Ciel, escorted by Tanaka, goes to Georg's room, where the other guests have already gathered. He finds out that Georg has been killed. They decide to move Georg's corpse to the cellar. Lau points out that no one can leave the manor because there is a storm. Grey deduces that the killer must be one of them. They then speculate how the murder occurred. Afterward, each person states his or her alibi, and Ciel fails to have one because he was in his bedroom alone. Because the majority of the guests suspect Ciel as the murderer, they decide he must be watched by one of them. Arthur Conan Doyle is chosen to watch Ciel, and they are handcuffed together. At this time, Sebastian makes arrangements with the other servants of the house, giving them instructions to last several days. In the morning, Ciel wakes Arthur up, saying that Sebastian, strangely, has not come back. Instead, Tanaka comes, taking on Sebastian's position as the head butler. He, and the other guests, find Sebastian's corpse. Ciel, screaming wildly, commands for him to get up to no avail.
The guests begin to discuss the grisly details of Sebastian's wounds. Finnian scolds them for doing so in front of Ciel. Sebastian is then moved to the basement with the other bodies. Ciel apologizes to his servants for losing his composure. He asks Tanaka to replace Sebastian temporarily as the head butler. Tanaka ushers Ciel to get a change of clothes and admonishes him, saying that he should not be shaken by something as "trivial" as the death of a servant, adding that Vincent Phantomhive had never once been agitated by these matters. Ciel notes that Tanaka is as strict as ever.
Later, Ciel and the other guests dine together. They then notice Patrick Phelps's absence and go to Ciel's bedroom where he should be at. There, they discover Patrick's corpse. When they find that Patrick has a strange wound, Arthur initially attributes it to a needle injecting poison. Ciel rebukes Lau and Ran-Mao for searching his room, and he secretly suspects Lau because of the needle Lau had used outside Harold West Jeb's estate some time ago. They figure out Patrick's time of death, and then gather together for dessert to discuss the chain of deaths. Ciel then points out the things that make Lau suspicious, but soon assures him that he knows fully well that Lau could not have killed all of the three victims even if he had teamed up with Sebastian. When Arthur proves the impossibility of just one person committing the string of murders, an uproar occurs between the guests. Karl Woodley wants to leave, but Ciel does not let him, so he attempts to attribute the murders to Ciel's doing as the Queen's Watchdog. Ciel orders Karl to sit down. Angered, Karl tries to punch him, but he is single-handedly suppressed by Tanaka. Afterward, Ciel concludes that the only one who could not have been the criminal is Arthur. He then allows Arthur to be in charge of their actions from there on out.
They soon decide to search Sebastian's corpse for the key to Ciel's room. Ciel, Arthur, Finnian, Baldroy, and Charles head down to the basement. When they cannot find it, they go to Sebastian's bedroom. Ciel curiously opens up the closet, and a multitude of cats that Sebastian had hidden rush out, eliciting Ciel's allergic reaction. Soon after, Ciel reveals that he does not know anything about Sebastian's past, just like the rest of them. They then decide to check everyone's luggage for the key, but they fail to find anything. The servants are determined to search outside, something Ciel cannot dissuade them from doing. Later, Lau brings up the possibility of a thirteenth person being among them.
Just then, the Phantomhive servants haul in the "thirteenth person," but Ciel quickly recognizes him as Jeremy Rathbone. Jeremy presents Sebastian's owl, and after reading the note attached to it, Ciel explains that Sebastian had anticipated that he would be killed and sent a letter to Jeremy. After justifying his arrival, Jeremy takes over the investigation and asks for the corpses to be put in three separate rooms.
After Jeremy's request is carried out, Jeremy examines the corpses individually. He asks that they wait until nightfall, as well as for Ciel's cooperation, to catch Patrick's killer. When it is time to inspect Sebastian's body, Ciel staggers, claiming that seeing his butler's corpse so many times has a negative effect on him. After dinner, Ciel has to lend his assistance to Jeremy, and he is required to take off his clothes and stay very still. Grey and Ran-Mao then team up to take down Patrick's killer under Jeremy's guidance.
At Karl's bedroom, where Ciel (dressed in his butler's coat to hide his body odor) and the rest of the guests are waiting, Tanaka announces that they have successfully apprehended Patrick's killer. Jeremy reveals it to be a snake. Arthur explains that Ran-Mao, who has Ciel's clothes and thus his scent, attracted the snake. They then conclude that the snake must have been smuggled by Karl, who has close connections with an African business. Jeremy says that Georg initially feigned his death, but was truly killed later; therefore, alibis are invalid. They then discover an important evidence in Karl's fireplace that clues into Georg's death. Ciel declares that Karl's motive is success in the diamond market, and that he must have wanted to dispose of Ciel first. Grey then arrests Karl. Ciel and the rest of guests toast in celebration to the resolution to the case.
The guests leave the next morning, but Arthur rushes back to the Phantomhive Manor, having figured out that Jeremy is actually Sebastian. Ciel and Sebastian praise Arthur for his insightful deduction. Ciel tells him that Karl was not the criminal in this case. Sebastian then explains to Arthur what really happened with the murders, and in the process, reveals that Grey was the one who killed him and Georg. Sebastian had cunningly set up everything to make Jeremy look more believable, and Ciel was forced to help with the act on numerous occasions. Arthur sums up the situation: Charles had tried to make Ciel out as the killer; Ciel and Sebastian made thorough preparations to clear any suspicion surrounding themselves, and even though they know that Grey is the killer, they made the innocent Karl into the culprit. Ciel explains that everything is the Queen's wish—her foremost objective was to get rid of Georg. He further says that since he had not ideally followed the Queen's order in his previous case, she tried to pin a murder on him, which he sees as her having a good sense of humor. He adds that he is good with games, however, and he used Karl, who sold illegal weapons, as his scapegoat. Ciel reinforces the idea that he is the Queen's Watchdog, and that this entire incident was nothing more than a game where the Queen reconfirmed whether or not he had the talent to maintain his position.
To the bewildered Arthur, Sebastian reveals that he is a demon and forces Arthur to never tell. Arthur promises him and runs away in a panic. Afterward, Ciel asks Sebastian why he revealed his true form. Sebastian tells him that the eccentric experience will motivate Arthur to write, recalling that Ciel is fond of Arthur's novel.
Sebastian then opts to start preparing for lunch. Ciel tells him to explain Patrick's murder. Sebastian reveals it was Snake, who he has captured. Snake is certain that Ciel has caused the first-string members of the Noah's Ark Circus to disappear, and therefore he wants to kill Ciel. Ciel then informs him that the first-string members were kidnappers of children. He lies that the first-string members have made their whereabouts unknown after discovering Ciel's intention of investigating them. He offers Snake a place at his manor and assures him that they would be looking for Joker and the others. Snake then accepts his offer. Later, Ciel warns Sebastian to keep silent about his lie and then asks him what he is planning to do with the Phantomhive servants.
Afterward, Ciel, Elizabeth Midford, Soma Asman Kadar, Agni, Undertaker and the Phantomhive servants prepare to bury the "dead" Sebastian. The bell in his grave rings suddenly. They dig up his coffin immediately and find,to their great relief, Sebastian alive. Sebastian tells Ciel that he is glad the rest of them were fooled. Tanaka then returns the badge of the Phantomhive head butler to Sebastian. Sebastian then promises Ciel that he is completely devoted to his service.
Ship Voyage Arc
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Public School Arc
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Queen Victoria informs Ciel that students at Weston College have been refusing to return home and asks him to investigate. Because Weston is a school for the nobility, Ciel decides it would be best to infiltrate it himself. He orders Sebastian to figure out his own way in. To open up a spot in the school, they do something to a student named Colett to make him no longer able to attend.
On his first day, Ciel is almost late, but he manages to slip inside the gate before it is closed. He notes that first impressions are important and that he must be careful. But he then steps on the lawn, a disrespectful action, which instantly catches everyone's attention. The P4 arrive, and Edgar Redmond sees Ciel standing on the grass. He storms over and Ciel thinks he is going to hit him. But instead, he grabs Ciel tie (which was crooked) and straightens it. Ciel introduces himself to them. Lawrence Bluewer informs him about the rule is to stay off the lawn, and Edgar cheerfully tells him to be more careful from then on.McMillan then pats Ciel on the back for stepping on the grass and not being punished. He introduces himself as another first year student in Blue House. Ciel asks him what a "Y" is and McMillan explains to him how the penalties (Y's) work and about the prefects. The bell begins to ring, and the two hurry off to class.
In class, McMillan and Ciel are discussing how he got in when Clayton arrives and makes everyone line up. Because he is last, Ciel has to polish the prefects' shoes. When he's done, he goes to his welcoming party, which consists of Clayton shoving him onto a sheet which the other boys use to launch Ciel into the air. Before they can do it twice, the dorm supervisor walks in and stops it. The dorm supervisor then introduces himself as Michaelis.
Emerald Witch Arc
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Ciel is travelling to Germany with Sebastian in a train. As he attempts to practise his German speaking skills, Sebastian calls his accent preposterous, much to Ciel's annoyance. It is revealed in a flashback that one week ago, the Queen requested for him to investigate certain mysterious deaths that occurred in southern Germany. When the Kaiser and government refused her offer of assistance, she decided to send Ciel to investigate. Ciel questions why she needed to specifically ask him to go abroad, when he had only done so once before. He brushes aside Sebastian's offer of asking for a more detailed reason, stating that it is the job of the Watchdog to "get excited and run as soon as you throw a bone at it."
He considers using various underworld networks that span from Europe to Asia, including a particular person who was also associated with his father. Ciel then calls Chlaus over to discuss about his travels in Germany. He learns that he had visited the actual locations of the deaths themselves and the only explanation local villagers could muster was that it was due to the "witch's curse". Ciel thinks the idea is ridiculous. Resigned, he concludes that he will have to go to the place personally. He proceeds to question Chlaus about Undertaker's disappearance and Chlaus responds that they never interfered with each other much and that the only person who knew Vincent before him was Diedrich. Ciel remarks that he will have to visit him and orders Sebastian to prepare the tickets.
Presently, Ciel and Sebastian travel to Germany by train. Although Sebastian tutored him, Ciel is unable to understand the "East Franconian dialect of Southern Germany." Annoyed, he tells Sebastian all of his studying was a waste of time. Sebastian covers his laughing mouth, saying Ciel had to start with the basics.
Ciel orders Sebastian to ask the man about the curse. The information Sebastian gets is inconclusive; therefore, Ciel decides to head to the werewolf forest because it would be meaningless to talk to a crazy person. Sebastian states the man does not want to take them; Ciel slyly replies that they should just buy the carriage then.  Sebastian instructs the servants to put the luggage in one carriage, and then they all set out.
Sebastian and Ciel are together in one carriage. Noticing that his compass is spinning wildly, Ciel comments that there must be mineral resources nearby. Sebastian mockingly responds that it could be the curse. Although Ciel dismisses the notion, Sebastian states that his response is strange—Ciel is a boy who has met Grim Reapers and demons, yet he denies the existence of curses and werewolves. Moreover, the seal on his eye is also a type of curse. Sebastian explains that demons only appear when humans give up their souls for their wish. When Ciel asks if Sebastian ever appeared at any Satanic rituals, Sebastian responds that those were just lecherous meetings of vile humans.
The group suddenly sees a village in the forest, and everyone disembarks from the carriages.Baldroy and Finnian both call out to see if anyone's there. They are all then unexpectedly surrounded by angry villages who are waving their pitchforks at the group. Ciel instructs Sebastian that they want to speak to the Lord of the village who the villagers have mentioned. Suddenly, Siegelinde Sullivan, a young girl in a strong man's arms, appears. She introduces herself as the Lord of this forest. She explains that their village, Wolfsschlucht, doesn't allow visitors. However, Sieglinde tells her butler Wolfram Gelzer to ask them to come to the Emerald Castle. On the way, Sieglinde, speaking in German, asks how old Ciel is. Ciel feels she's saying something rude (she called him "Shorty" in German); Sebastian tells her that Ciel is 13 years old.
When they arrive at the castle, Sieglinde tells Wolfram to show the servants to their quarters. Sebastian leaves Ciel with Sieglinde in the dining room and proceeds to the kitchen. Ciel tries to communicate with her in the limited German that he speaks. He does manage to tell her that his parents are dead. When Sebastian finally returns to Ciel's side, he has prepared the meal; however, they are interrupted with news about a werewolf attack. Ciel is shocked, whereas Sebastian is skeptical.
Ciel and Sebastian both ask Sieglinde if they may accompany her so they can learn about the forest's dangers. They are unable to deduce anything from the old woman's ravings. Later on, when Ciel is with Sebastian in his room, he instructs him to prepare some strong tea since it's going to be a long night. Suddenly Ciel spits out his tea, and Sebastian discovers Sieglinde eavesdropping outside their door. After countless misunderstandings, Sieglinde tells them about her ancestor the Emerald Witch. Furthermore, she wants them to tell her all about the outside world since she has never left this place. Ciel starts by showing her some toys; after some time playing, she falls asleep. Sebastian congratulates an exhausted Ciel for working so hard and communicating with the simple words he knew Suddenly, Wolfram comes in; he apologizes for Sieglinde's behavior and carries her out. He instructs Sebastian to leave as soon as dawn breaks.
Consequently, Ciel and Sebastian secretly head into the forest to investigate. Sebastian thinks that he can't sense anything or feel any presence. Suddenly, tears start falling from Ciel's eyes. He is unable to stop it; his skin also starts changing color. Unexpectedly, the werewolf appears and runs off. Unconcerned about his condition, Ciel wants to follow it immediately, but Sebastian stops him. He states that there is something wrong in this forest, and he must take Ciel back. Once he deposits Ciel back in his room, Sebastian heads out once more.
However, once Sebastian leaves Ciel, the miasma greatly affects Ciel. By the time Sebastian returns, he is even worse off than Sebastian and falls unconscious. Ciel starts drowning in the memories of his traumatic past. He recalls being locked up in a cage with two other boys. His "other self" eventually was the only one left with him. When he was stabbed on the ritual table, Ciel suddenly wakes up in bed, screaming.Finnian is holding his hand, and Snake is by his bedside. Baldroy states that he almost lost a few years there, and Tanaka agrees with him. Sebastian reaches his hand out to Ciel when Ciel unexpectedly knocks it away.  Ciel then grabs hold of Finnian, surprising everyone. He says "Ciel doesn't want pain anymore"; this confuses everyone even more. When Sebastian tries again, Tanaka stops him. Ciel suddenly starts screaming about the lights being too dim. Everyone feels that his eyesight may have been affected by the attack as well.
The next day, Sebastian instructs Finnian to take care of Ciel. Therefore, Finnian is stationed with him continuously. When Ciel refuses to eat, he offers him milk with honey. However, he blows too hard on the warm milk (at the speed of 50m/s). The milk splashes all over Ciel. Finnian immediately offers to clean him up.  He even offers to take Ciel outside, but Ciel replies he's extremely afraid. Determined, Finnian responds that the day Ciel gave him a name, he decided to protect him. Ciel softly answers he's not worth protecting. Ciel starts crying; seeing his tears, Finnian also starts crying. Finnian then recalls his past (see Finnian's history).  Presently, Finnian tells Ciel that he and Sebastian made him into who he is now. Ciel tells him he doesn't want Sebastian here, upsetting Finnian. 
Later on, Sebastian brings Sieglinde to see Ciel. Finnian happily points out that she is speaking English now. Sebastian quietly tells him to clear the dishes and leave. Sieglinde proceeds to change Ciel's bandages. Once she is done, she leaves with Sebastian.
Later in the day, when Finnian is taking care of Ciel, a werewolf attacks them. He protects Ciel, and he kicks the werewolf out of the window. The servants burst in, and Finnian tells them what happened. Baldroy wants to go after him, but Sebastian stops him.  Sieglinde says something about a ritual and leaves with Wolfram.
A few minutes later, the servants beg Ciel to come out of bed—everything is all right now. However, Ciel screams that he just wants to go home. As Sebastian is bandaging Finnian's back's wounds, he is conflicted over Ciel's contradictory orders (before, Ciel confidently said they are not leaving until they solve the case—now he's yelling he wants to go home). Sebastian wonders what he should do now.
Meanwhile, a troubled Finnian watches over Ciel as he sleeps. In his sleep, Ciel has entered his inner world. On a giant chess board, he faces his other self. This "Ciel" states it's so unlike the "real Ciel" to be brought to a halt. The "real Ciel" adds he doesn't want to suffer anymore.
After John Brown delivers the Queen's message, Sebastian comes to see Ciel. After Sebastian throws Finnian out of the room, he starts communicating with Ciel telepathically. He asks Ciel if he's decided to abandon his position as the Queen's Watchdog. The darkness slowly envelops Ciel as Sebastian issues his ultimatum—abandoning his revenge halfway is against the contract. He was going to follow Tanaka's suggestion and wait, but now they are out of time. He finally declares that it's a boring end to Ciel's journey, and he doubts that Ciel will be able to fill him up.  As the darkness starts strangling Ciel, he wonders if he's going to die. 
In his inner world, Ciel meets his parents, Angelina Dalles, Doll and Joker. They all, except Doll, ask him the different reasons he decided to pursue his revenge. Ciel responds negatively to all of their reasons. He then shouts that everything he did was to clear his own shame—he is a selfish and self righteous human, and he did it all for himself. Breaking free, he rushes past all of them, screaming Sebastian's name.
After escaping his inner world, Ciel wakes up in the darkness; he orders Sebastian to instantly let go of him. Sebastian smiles and states that he's glad his "Young Master" has returned to him. Ciel responds that it was a terrible wake up call. Sitting up in bed, Ciel suddenly puts his foot on Sebastian's shoulder—he asks Sebastian if he was really trying to eat him just now. Sebastian lightly responds that he was only 90% serious.
After a few minutes, Ciel tells Sebastian to let "them" in; he'll talk to them now. Sebastian opens the door, and all of the servants tumble into the room. Sebastian remarks that they're really rude for listening at their master's door. Finnian tries to lunge on to Ciel, but Sebastian stops him. Ciel smiles and offers him his hand instead; crying, Finnian takes it.
All of them, Sebastian included, line up by Ciel's bedside. Ciel speaks—because of his carelessness, they all suffered and worried. He asks them to forgive him. Although they are surprised, he adds determinedly that they will never see him in such a sorry state again. He finally asks that they continue to serve him. They all respond with "Yes, My Lord."
After a few minutes of the servants' light banter, Ciel also makes another request—he wants them to forget how he was until now. Mey-Rin deduces that Ciel also recalls his off-the-charts behavior. Ciel adds that he didn't want to behave like that. Baldroy concludes that Ciel reacted the same way as soldiers. On the battlefield, when they are wounded for the first time, they panic. Sebastian wonders if the attack's aim was purely psychological. When Ciel asks him to explain, Sebastian relates the news about the Queen's letter. He also had the components of the antidote analyzed. When Ciel reads the Queen's letter, everything starts to fall into place. However, he's incredibly annoyed with the Queen's final request—she wants the "little green witch to come to tea".
Ciel knows this request won't be easy to accomplish. Sebastian adds that even the Queen's selfishness is incomparable to Ciel's. Finally, Ciel tells the entire household to make preparations to leave—further instructions will come later. When they exit the room, Ciel tells Sebastian to make more tea so he can really wake up and discuss all the details with him.
Sebastian and Ciel then visit Sieglinde. When she finds them outside her window, she's shocked. Ciel responds that there's no reason for her to be surprised since she herself is a witch. He adds that he wanted to thank her before leaving; he just wanted to offer her a chance to go to the outside world. Although she hesitates, she accepts when Ciel calls her "his friend" Furthermore, Sebastian adds that she'll have to enter society as a debutante.  Then they both take her hand and lead her to the underground chamber where the magic circle is. Although she's surprised, they insist that this is the entrance to the outside world. When Sebastian opens the entrance underneath the magic circle, Sieglinde is shocked. He states that a "snake" told him about it; she asks then questions if he's a warlock, but he answers that he's just "one hell of a butler."
Ciel then asks her about the duties of the Emerald Witch; she explains her family's duties. Sebastian next places his hand on the altar; she warns him he'll suffer misfortune if he does that. However, Sebastian easily pulls a lever to reveal an elevator-style door. Sebastian carries an astounded Sieglinde as they travel downwards. When the elevator doors open, they find a room full of monitors and radar equipment. The "dots" represent the location of every villager. Sebastian explains that the "amulets" that everyone is wearing as werewolf protection are actually some kind of transmitter. They can't believe that the villagers managed to use such an advanced trick. At the same time, Sieglinde's horror continues to grow.
Suddenly, Sebastian hears someone coming, and they hide. Entering another room, they find it full of giant cylinders. When they finally find a hiding spot, they witness some "werewolves" and humans talking. Unable to take anymore, Sieglinde bursts out and accuses them of deceiving her. Amongst the confusion that follows, Sebastian reveals that the "werewolves" are people in costumes. Furthermore, the "miasma" is actually a chemical weapon made in this factory.
Sebastian] continues to guard Ciel and Sieglinde while Sieglinde's "mother" reveals the truth. As Sieglinde screams in agony, Wolfram rushes at Sebastian; Sebastian easily knocks him aside. Comforting Sieglinde, Ciel declares that children are not "tools"; he can't believe a mother would ruin her child's feet just for a chemical formula. Ciel suddenly fires a shot in the air, grabs Sieglinde, and heads for the elevator. As the doors close, he orders Sebastian to take care of them.
Outside in the forest, Ciel tells Sieglinde his servants should be coming at any minute. He tells her that after today, people will try to use her. She may even experience worse things than before. Therefore, it's time to choose—he points a gun at her head, asking her if she wants to live or get it over with right now. Sieglinde cries, saying she's horrible for creating the gas. Ciel responds if she dies, she won't have to listen to the screams of the people she could have saved. If she can create the greatest poison, she can also create a "magical" antidote—so, he asks if she will choose death or accept the challenge. Ciel is happy when she agrees to go with him. He states the flare gave their position away; when she expresses concern for Sebastian being exposed to the gas, he laughs, saying there is no need to worry about Sebastian.
In the forest, the household is trying to find Ciel. When they reach him, he states their retreat plan starts now. They'll split into two groups and escape. According to the plan, Snake carries Ciel disguised as Sieglinde. However, because of Wolfram's surprise attack, Snake loses his grip on Ciel. When Snake falls down, Wolfram grabs the "lady." However, since this is actually Ciel in disguise, he thanks Wolfram for coming and shoots him.
Within seconds, Ciel realizes that Wolfram unbelievably dodged his bullet. Wolfram then mercilessly hits Ciel. Snake and Baldroy are unable to come to his aid. When Wolfram is about to deliver the final blow, Diedrich saves Ciel.  Although Ciel is surprised to see him, Diedrich quickly defeats Wolfram. He tells the three of them to hurry up and run—this forest has more dangers than these "villagers." Since the German army is here, they are not safe at all. Unexpectedly, a Panzer (the latest model of an armored land vehicle) appears, shocking Ciel, Baldroy, and Snake. As they start running, Ciel exclaims that he can't believe the Germans have such advanced weaponry. Baldroy tries shooting it, but he can't put a scratch on it. Diedrich tells them if they can get to a train they can escape.
Suddenly, Ciel falls, still weak from his injuries. At the same time, the Panzer's cannon fires. Diedrich, Baldroy, and Snake look on in horror as they are unable to rescue Ciel. Luckily, Sebastian arrives just in time to save him. Ciel immediately scolds him for being late. Sebastian apologizes and states that he has all the gas' samples. Ciel tells Baldroy and Snake to help the others get to the train; he also hands the case to Snake. Finally, he states he and Sebastian will take care of the Panzer.
As the tank comes toward them, Sebastian holds Ciel in one arm since he forgot to bring an extra pair of shoes. He slyly adds that Ciel looks so petite in his dress-completely resembling the Emerald Witch. Ciel orders Sebastian to destroy the Panzer. Sebastian uses physical strength, Baldroy's "special supplies", and Ciel's guidance to completely destroy it. When it is in flames, Ciel comments that it is now a moving oven; Sebastian agrees wholeheartedly.
Ciel suddenly sees two, German Grim Reapers. They are shocked that he can see them. Sascha thinks that it may be because Ciel himself is close to death or because of his lineage. Nevertheless, they take their leave and disappear.
Sebastian and Ciel arrive in the nick of time to save the household from the German female officer. Plunging his knife into her throat, Sebastian states some food escaped from the oven. Ciel orders Sebastian to rescue Wolfram. Mey-Rin and Sebastian help Sieglinde with his treatment. When he comes to, Sebastian tells him a butler is not allowed to dies before his master—his senior, Tanaka, told him that. Ciel tells Diedrich they need a place to hide. Diedrich tells him they are heading there right now. Sebastian asks Ciel why he asked him to save Wolfram. Ciel answers he needed Wolfram to look after Sieglinde; she is his insurance. Sebastian smiles and asks why Ciel needs "insurance" when he has him. Ciel responds that Sebastian is the least trustworthy of all.
The entire group then arrives at Diedrich's castle. Heinrich, his butler, states it's an honor to meet Ciel; he reminds him of his father. Ciel replies it's awkward to hear that when he's wearing a dress. Baldroy, Finnian, and Mey-Rin comment on how big the house is. However, Heinrich says this castle, Weizsäcker, is small compared to the other castles. Ciel looks at Diedrich and comments that he's a rich boy. The wounded are all treated; Mey-Rin and Tanaka offer to help since they are not injured.
Later, Sebastian helps Ciel with his bath.  They discuss the case; Sebastian concludes that the German's technology is now in England's hands. He is amazed by how fast humans can change. He adds teasingly, though, that Ciel still does not grow taller at all. Piqued, Ciel replies he doesn't need to hear that from a demon who hasn't changed in centuries.
Ciel and Sebastian then talk with Diedrich. He tells them that Undertaker came to visit him and then left for France. He said that "Earl Phantomhive is still with us after all," shocking Ciel and Sebastian since they cannot determine which Earl he was referring to. Diedrich responds that Undertaker is always talking nonsense, so he doesn't pay much attention to him.
Ciel and Sieglinde then sit down to dinner. Seeing her deplorable manners, Sebastian states he can't wait to teach her. Finally, Ciel and Sebastian talk with Wolfram. He asks Sebastian why he saved him, and Sebastian responds because his Master asked him to. Ciel adds that it was extremely irresponsible of Wolfram to leave Sieglinde with complete strangers. They'll both accompany them to England.
Wolfram and Sieglinde are disguised on their journey to England.  Before Ciel leaves, Diedrich tells him to be careful. When the group arrives in London, Sebastian asks Wolfram to refrain from speaking in German because it will draw unwanted attention. They leave the servants (who head for the mansion) and proceed to Nina Hopkins's establishment to procure a wardrobe for Sieglinde's meeting with the Queen. After the little adventure there, Ciel and Sebastian return with Sieglinde and Wolfram to the mansion. Agni and Soma Asman Kadar greet them. After a whole day of fun, lightheartedness, and more misunderstandings (mainly between Ciel and Elizabeth Midford because of Sieglinde), Ciel finally retires for the day with Sebastian in tow.
Blue Cult Arc
The night before Siegelinde Sullivan's expected audience with Queen Victoria, Sieglinde and Wolfram Gelzer talk with Ciel and Sebastian Michaelis in the Phantomhive Manor. After Sieglinde affirms to Ciel that she is still resolved to develop a magic remedy to help people, Ciel orders her to give the Queen the process to make mustard gas, to Sieglinde's and Wolfram's surprise. He says that she will be treated cordially by England if she cooperates, especially since the fact that she can create mustard gas will be exposed sooner or later anyway. Wolfram is worried that Sieglinde will be exploited again, as she was by the German military, and Sebastian points out that it is, truly, Sieglinde's choice whether or not she is used or uses others. Ciel interrupts Wolfram before he could argue, saying that because he is Sieglinde's friend, he will not stop her if she chooses to move to some place obscure and live as a doctor with Wolfram. He adds that, because he is her friend, he knows that Sieglinde will never be able to stop studying and searching for ways to gain new knowledge. Ciel asserts that she will need a lot of money for new knowledge, for even Wolfsschlucht operated on national-level amounts of money, and that Wolfram is too awkward to raise that kind of money, much to Wolfram's chagrin.
Ciel goes on to say that all Sieglinde has her intellect and information on mustard gas, and forbids her from speaking about the SuLIN gas. Sieglinde is shocked, and Sebastian explains that mustard gas does not compare to the SuLIN gas in terms of lethality, and thus, if employed in England, countless deaths will result. Sieglinde vows to always keep SuLIN a secret. Ciel reminds her to consider everyone, including him, as an adversary who is trying to use her, and encourages her to use everyone else in order to obtain the future she desires.
The following day, at the outside of Buckingham Palace, a tensed and anxious Sieglinde is greeted by Charles Grey and Charles Phipps, who subsequently lead her, Wolfram, and Ciel into the palace, up the stairs, and down a hallway. They open double doors to a room where Queen Victoria and her aide John Brown are waiting. Sieglinde curtsies to the Queen, and the latter welcomes her to England. Both Ciel and Wolfram are relieved that things have progressed smoothly thus far. They move to a table filled with cakes and tea, which Sieglinde marvels at; Ciel advises her to only take one cake and not indulge. The Queen tells Ciel to inform her about his trip to the Werewolves' Forest. He explains that the so-called curse of the Werewolves' Forest was in fact toxic mustard gas, which they halted the development of in England because of its dangerous nature. The German army had advanced it to the point that they were ready to use it in actual combat, thanks to Sieglinde. Ciel ends the explanation with a statement that he believes Sieglinde will be beneficial to England. The Queen asks if Sieglinde can create more powerful things than mustard gas, a question to which Sieglinde responds the negative. Ciel says that he is always impressed with the Queen's sharp intuition and that it was a shock to discover that toxic gas was the real cause of the curse. He assures the Queen that if Sieglinde worked for the sake of her subjects, wonderful results are guaranteed. Sieglinde thanks Victoria and promises to prove her worth. Victoria is joyous; she praises Ciel for accomplishing his mission and asserts that his parents must be happy along with her late husband Prince Albert. At the mention of Albert, she sobs, and John is compelled to comfort her with his Albert puppet, to Sieglinde's and Wolfram's astonishment; Ciel tells them that this happens often, so they should disregard it. When John remarks that Ciel has grown up to be like his father, and the Queen agrees, saying that he is very reliable. Ciel grows pensive at the idea that he is similar to his father.
After the meeting is over, Wolfram carries Sieglinde outside, and they and Ciel reunite with Sebastian. Ciel asks him if he has gotten rid of the SuLIN samples, as ordered, and Sebastian confirms this. Ciel, then, says that he is tired and wishes to hurry home to sleep. He stares at Sebastian for a while, and when Sebastian inquires about this, he dismisses it as nothing. The four of them return to the Phantomhive Manor.
In the middle of the night, Ciel is woken up when he is forced to ingest a liquid. Still half-asleep, Ciel asks if it is morning yet, and the visitor covers his eyes and urges him to sleep. In the morning, Ciel jolts to a wake, incidentally grabbing Sebastian's wrist. Sebastian tells him that he was going to wake him since Ciel seemed agitated. Ciel claims that he is fine, releasing his butler. Sebastian hands him a cup of tea, and Ciel dolefully stares at his reflection in it.
One morning, while Ciel is in his office, Sebastian comes in with a letter from Queen Victoria. Ciel reads the letter: the Queen tells him that she enjoyed the tea party with Siegelinde Sullivan the other day and asks him, for Charles Phipps's sake, which cake of the cakes she sent home he likes most. She, then, requests for him to visit the Sphere Music Hall, which is a popular music hall that holds mysterious gatherings every Saturday, to investigate, disclosing her concern with the absence of social classification—men and women of all ages are enthralled by it, "be they peers or laborers"—and the sheer number of attendees—the street in front of the hall tends to teem with carriages on Saturday nights. Interest piqued, she sent investigators to look into the event, but they, when questioned by Charles Grey and Charles Phipps, confessed that they have found nothing; and oddly so, the investigators themselves became regular attendees, even after their investigation was over. The Queen admits that she has never before heard of parties that permit all sorts to attend, and is worried that "some manner of evil scheme" may be taking place. She ends the letter with a question asking Ciel for his thoughts on the subject. After reading the letter, Ciel inspects the Sphere Music Hall invitation the Queen has provided for him, and admits that he did not know such a music hall existed.
Abruptly, an agitated Edward Midford rushes in, shouting Ciel's name. Surprised, Ciel comments that Edward looks pale. Edward, then, reveals that Elizabeth Midford has run away from the Midford Manor, to Ciel's and Sebastian's shock.
Once Edward and Ciel are seated, the former informs him about a certain meetingHerman Greenhill introduced him to a month ago; he took Elizabeth along to one of them, at her insistence, and she got her fortune told by Bravat; afterward, she attended the meeting on a regular basis, infatuated with the place, and ultimately stopped going home.
Edward and Ciel simultaneously state that the meeting is held at the Sphere Music Hall. Edward is surprised that Ciel knows the name. Both Ciel and Sebastian remark on Queen Victoria's "fearsome" powers of observation, and the former explains to Edward that the Queen has requested him to investigate the music hall. When Ciel says that their priority is locating Elizabeth, Edward tells him that he can see Elizabeth if he goes to the music hall: Edward had gone to the meetings a few times and attempted to convince her to return home, but, each time, Elizabeth refused to and claimed that her "radiance" lies there, at the music hall. Ciel declares that they will have to witness it for themselves and orders Sebastian to prepare a carriage for them.
After Ciel, Sebastian, and Edward arrive at the Sphere Music Hall, Edward points out the absence of Elizabeth, Herman, Edgar Redmond, Lawrence Bluewer, and Gregory Violet. Ciel says that the environment is unsettling, to which Sebastian agrees. Edward tugs on Ciel's sleeve and draws his attention to Bravat. Ciel proposes that they get their fortunes told, quipping that Bravat would be no fraud if he can "divine the sorrows" of a demon, to which Sebastian responds that aside from the selfishness of his master, which is his primary concern, his mind is free of worries. Bravat is startled, when he sees Sebastian and Ciel, and then he tells Sebastian to sit down, while Ciel notes that the air has shifted. When Sebastian tries to get his fortune told, Bravat says that Sebastian does not have the divine protection of any star because he is not human, to Ciel's and Sebastian's astonishment.
"Yes, children can be quite demanding about their games."
"I've long since forgotten . . . how to smile . . . joyfully."
"Pain tends to heal as time passes, but personally I don't want time to heal my wounds. You may think you can escape the pain and forgotten it, but that's nothing more than stagnation. You can't move forward without the pain."
(To Sebastian Michaelis) "That ring has seen the demise of its master many times. My grandfather's, my father's, and without fail, this ring will bear witness to my death as well."
"I'm afraid today's game was quite uninteresting."
(To Angelina Dalles) "He is both my 'might' and my 'hands and feet.' Sebastian is but a 'chessman.' And only I, the 'horseman,' can move the 'horse.' If I were to defeat my opponent with an 'automaton of a chessman,' the achievement could not be considered 'my own.' I always give the orders . . . and without them, he has been disciplined to move not so much as a muscle. However, you might say the sole difference between Sebastian and this 'knight' is . . . that he is a 'knight' who can move to any square in one fell swoop."
"But this world is no chess game, where one cannot win if not playing by the rules. Without fail, players will break the rules . . . and chessmen will betray the players. And if I'm to play games with their like on equal footing, I'd have no chance at victory if I didn't break the rules myself, right? On this chessboard of Great Britain that we call our home, letting one's guard down immediately amounts to . . . checkmate."
"I . . . have never once thought to avenge my parents or anything of the sort. Were I to avenge them, the dead would still not come back to life . . . much less to enjoy the sweet taste of revenge. Calling it 'vengeance' or a 'battle of revenge' is just glossing over the truth. Such utterances amount to nothing more than the selfishness of the survivors, after all . . . a luxury of living, wouldn't you say? I . . . did not return to Phantomhive for the sake of the previous head. I returned for myself. All I want is to give those who betrayed and defiled the name of Phantomhive . . . a taste of the humiliation . . . and pain . . . that I suffered. Checkmate."
(To Soma Asman Kadar) "I . . . I was being humiliated as a pet. My house was burnt, my family was killed. I was such a . . . powerless kid. Therefore, I returned to this place in order to make those people who put me through such a fate taste the same humiliation. The successors of the generations killed three years prior would come to me as long as I am the head of the Phantomhive family that stands in their way. I'm waiting . . . for them to come and try to kill me here."
(To Soma Asman Kadar) "Moping around filled with sadness and sorrow . . . what will come of it? Even dead people can do that. However . . . I'll live and stand on my own two legs. If we are to die one day, wouldn't it be better to have no regrets? I'm not saying that getting revenge for predecessors is an admirable thing. This is all just a pastime of mine. It is a game that could be won by either . . . those guys or I as the Earl of Phantomhive. Even though I was put in an abyss of despair, a place likened to hell . . . a chance as thin as a spider's thread was sent to me offering the choice to crawl out. I decided not to give up and reached for it. We humans have that strength. Though . . . grasping it or not is up to the person."
"It's in bad taste to play games that make me feel like throwing up, demon!"
(To Joker) "You are not wrong. You fought to protect your world. Isn't that good enough? After all, justice in this world is just a bunch of principles made by those with power to suit themselves. No one really thinks of others, you will lose everything if you cannot keep up. Only two kinds of people exist in this world; those who steal and those who are stolen from. So then, today, I just stole your future. That's all."
"I am Ciel Phantomhive. That is my one and only name."
"Phantomhive is a shadow, a phantom that exists solely to obliterate the sorrows of Her Majesty, The Queen. Step into its den, and you can never hope to return to the light."
"I'm arrogant, but not so much that I'd irresponsibly save someone just to brag about it."
"Sneering at desperate wishes and trampling them like insects. How dishonest . . . and cruel . . . and ugly. So much more devilish than even an actual devil. Is that not so? I too . . . I am the same. I too . . . am packed full of the same hideous stuffing as they. This is what we humans are! This is what we humans are like, Sebastian!"
(To Snake) "So what? You're another person, so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for? Besides, I'm free to be with whoever I want. No one has the right to say anything about it."
(To Sebastian Michaelis) "I am not so noble that I would stake my life for someone else. Nor am I so forgiving that I would sit by and allow someone to trample me. I am a selfish . . . and self-righteous human being! That's why! I . . . to clear my own shame . . . I used your power. Not for anyone else! But for myself!"
(To Finnian) "A long time ago, blond hair was called 'finn.' The protagonist of this tale was also named that way because of his beautiful blond hair. He ran through the forest faster than a hare. He was stronger than a deer. Resembles you, don't you think? That's why 'Finnian' is the name I want to give you."
"If you are crying, fight against it! If you're regretting, walk forward! Only complaining on your misfortune, you're nothing but a common pig!"
"Don't just stand there! You helped me get my revenge. This is an order: eat my soul this instant! Until that final moment when you've devoured every drop of my soul, you remain my butler, Sebastian Michaelis!"
Ciel hates spicy food. However, he did enjoy the curry bread given to him by Agni and Soma.
Even though Sebastian harbors a great love for cats of all types, Ciel is allergic. He cannot let Sebastian come near him if he has been close to a cat. However, he has also stated that the allergy is irrelevant, since he would not allow one in the house anyway, simply because he wants to avoid doing something that would please Sebastian.
He is a rather good marksman when it comes to hunting and carries a gun on his missions, although he seldom uses it. He apparently sleeps with a gun under his pillow and once nearly shot Sebastian with it when he was startled from a nightmare.
Ciel is briefly a second-tier member of the Noah's Ark Circus, where he goes by the stage name Smile (スマイル, Sumairu).
In the anime's second season, after being reborn as a demon, his eyes appear to keep switching colors, from red like Sebastian's, to glowing slit-pupilled pink, to his original blue. In addition, his fingernails, toenails and attire are shown to have turned black. This upsets Elizabeth, and for the first time, Ciel does not argue with her that his clothing has become "un-cute." This would seem to confirm that both black nails and glowing pink-slit eyes are traits common to all demons in the Kuroshitsuji universe as Ciel displayed neither trait before his corruption.
Ciel can also speak French fluently. It is apparent that he can also understand Latin as well. And while Ciel is "an intellectually gifted boy" and can even "compete with students," French is his best subject overall.
Ciel's name is French for "sky."
When introducing himself to the Circus Troupe, Ciel introduces himself as Finnian.
Ciel's favorite flower is the sterling silver rose.
When his shirt is lifted, the mark of his previous enslavement can be seen on the left side of his lower back. In the anime, this mark is moved to just below his left pectoral.
Because of the eye-patch Ciel has to wear to cover his seal of contract, he has problems to reckon distances properly.
Before Yana Toboso settled on a name, various other names were considered for Ciel. For example, Estelle, Angel, Angelo Fate, Celestial, Sense, Celeste, Celesta, Voltaire, Azur, Rain, Lazulite and Lapis. Tentative names for his surname were Be Hive, Faust and Ghosthive.
Ciel is one of the characters whose character design was only slightly changed during the pre-production.