Phantomhive is the name of an infamous, distinguished family directly controlled by Queen Victoria. It is a strictly confidential executive agency of England. Often called the "Queen's Watchdogs" or the "Aristocrats of Evil," they have served the Royal Family for generations.
As said by Arthur Randall, the Phantomhive's task is not easy. The Phantomhive is a dark agency that conceals all of the Royal Family's wrongdoings and eliminates every thread linking to the Royal Family's involvement, no matter how dirty the method.
The Phantomhive family has the power to control and manage everything in the underworld of Britain, and it maintains the division between the underworld and surface world. It is considered a grave violation of the rules if those of the underground use their related powers to endanger the people in outer society. An interference with the "regular" and "respectable" society usually prompts the Queen to rely on the Phantomhives to annihilate it, as clearly depicted when the Queen ordered Ciel Phantomhive to investigate and solve a number of cases.
Since the Phantomhive family is a secret committee that carries out special duties, the funds for their activities and their rewards cannot be included in the nation's budget. Thus, the Scotland Yard members personally deliver the bribe money to the existing head of the Phantomhive family.
Base of Operations
The Phantomhive family's primary base of operations is the Phantomhive Manor. However, when carrying out missions, the Phantomhive head would temporarily relocate to his townhouse in London for convenience and to facilitate his task.
- Main article: Phantomhive Manor
Identified Members of the Phantomhive Family
- Earl Ciel Phantomhive
- Former Earl Vincent Phantomhive
- Former Countess Rachel Phantomhive
- Lady Frances Phantomhive (later married into Midford family and became Marchioness Midford)
- Claudia Phantomhive
- Ciel Phantomhive (head)
- Sebastian Michaelis (butler)
- Finnian (gardener)
- Baldroy (chef)
- Mey-Rin (maid)
- Tanaka (house steward)
- Snake (footman)
- Sebastian the dog (deceased)
- Arthur Randall, while referring to the name "Phantomhive," notes a "phantom" is something a Royal Family normally should not have.
- Fred Abberline describes the Phantomhives as the opposite of the police, as they use evil powers to carry out the wishes of the Queen.
- ↑ Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 15, page 9
- ↑ Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 69, page 15
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 15, page 10
- ↑ Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 49, page 37
- ↑ Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 23, pages 29-30
- ↑ Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 85, page 22
- ↑ Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 15, page 11