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|“||"He is nothing more than one of my pawns. However, he is not a normal pawn. He is a pawn that can get across the whole board in one move."||„|
|~ -Referring to Sebastian|
Earl Ciel Phantomhive is the head of the Phantomhive noble family and is known as the Queen's Watchdog. He is the owner of the Funtom Company and the son of Vincent and Rachel Phantomhive. Ciel is the main protagonist of the Kuroshitsuji series.
AppearenceCiel is a young male with blue eyes and dark navy blue hair. As the head of the noble Phantomhive family, he typically dresses in a way that suits his standing, and has an extensive and elegant wardrobe.
Ciel nearly always wears a black eye patch over his right eye, not because he is missing it, but because that is where the sign of his Faustian Contract with Sebastian Michaelis is hidden. Typically, he wears a black eye patch with a single cord with his day wear. However while in disguise, he adorns a medical-looking, white patch which fastens with two cords. Moreover, Ciel has a brand on the left side of his body on the back from the time he was a slave in the occult. In the anime it is on his chest.
Ciel wears two rings. One, which he wears on his left thumb, is an ornate silver piece holding an emerald-cut deep blue stone, a one-of-a-kind family ring that has been passed down through his family for generations. The other is a gold seal, or signet, ring in the form of the family crest, worn on his right hand, and used to stamp the wax seal on documents. The seal was given to him by Angelina Durless after his return, telling him it is the only one left as the other rings were destroyed in the fire.
Ciel is a very strict and proud character, with a general cold outlook on life. As proud as he is, his main goal in life is for those who have betrayed the Phantomhive family to experience the same level of humiliation and suffering he did. He willingly chooses to fulfill his revenge, despite his aunt's insistence that he should pursue a happier life.
He is extremely loyal to Queen Victoria and aims to accomplish his given tasks. He is also punctilious on orders as he expects Sebastian Michaelis, his butler, to complete them accordingly. Ciel often finds it entertaining to challenge Sebastian, whether in the areas of strength or skill. Nonetheless, Sebastian and he work together often, and only his butler seems to be aware and knowledgeable of Ciel's schemes and plans, in contrast to the other Phantomhive servants.
Ciel is competitive, in which he acknowledges it himself, saying that he would not lose in a competition during Frances Midford and his hunting contest. He was not appeased to have a draw with Frances and insisted for another round until the victor is prominent. Sebastian has noted that Ciel is arrogant and overly confident in his skills to the extent that he has the viewpoint of 'there's no way I can ever lose'. Therefore, there are still some childish traits in Ciel that would need to be corrected by the adult he respects.
It begins in one morning where Sebastian, a butler, wakes Ciel Phantomhive, the twelve-year old Earl, and serves him an elegant breakfast. He takes the initiative to dress his master and inform him of his prompt 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 got a call from Italy from Sir Clause, who would arrive at six o' clock and Sebastian promises hospitality.
Afterwards, Sir Clause arrives. Ciel asks for his usual goods and Sir Clause hands over the game, saying it was difficult to obtain. Ciel opts for another game soon, saying that kids have a greed for games. Sebastian interrupts and serves them their evening meal. Things are processing 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 Clause to ignore the tablecloth and continue eating leisurely. Clause praises that Ciel's butler and they later enjoy Japanese dessert.
Consequently, Ciel and Sebastian then goes to retrieve a new cane to replace the one Finnian broke. The shopkeeper mistakes Sebastian as the owner of "Master's" cane to Ciel's annoyance. Sebastian tests the cane out on the shopkeeper, scaring and thus, silencing him. They both depart from the shop after the butler pays for the cane.
When they arrived home, Ciel is shocked by his mansion and his servants whom are decorated with girly accessories. He discovers that his fiancee, Elizabeth Midford, is responsible for this. She opts for a dance party despite Ciel's dismay. Sebastian reminds him that he can not afford to turn Elizabeth down coldly since she is the daughter of the Midford-Marquis family and his future wife. Sebastian soon concludes that Ciel has no dance instruction, thus he is reluctant to join Elizabeth to the dance. He offers himself to teach Ciel the basics. Subsequently, Sebastian notes Ciel's sour look and the latter counters that he has forgotten how to smile happily.
Afterwards, Ciel comes out to greet Elizabeth. She was initially excited until she notices Ciel's blue ring and snatches it, noting how old it is and how the size is unsuitable. Ciel yells at her to give it back and she cries at his anger. Elizabeth throws the ring and it shatters to pieces at the impact. Ciel is horrified in seeing his ring broken and attempts to slap Elizabeth but Sebastian stops him. Ciel then picks up the shattered ring and tosses it out the window. He explains that he doesn't care about the old ring and declares that the ring is proof that the head of the Phantomhive is him. Ciel wipes Elizabeth's tears and dances with her.
In his bedroom, Ciel reaches for his blue ring only to remember 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 a hand over Ciel's and when he uncovers it, the blue ring is on Ciel's thumb. Ciel comments how the ring has witnessed the deaths of its masters; his grandfather and father. Irrefutably, he, himself, would grow sick one day and pass away with the ring. Sebastian tucks him into bed and Ciel orders him to stay be his side until he falls asleep. Sebastian then replies that he would always be by his master's side, until his death.
Later, Ciel is playing pool with other nobles. He promises that he would catch the "rat" soon since he received ingredients, that is drugs, from Clause. Ciel then retreats to his study only to be grabbed by an unseen attacker.
Elsewhere, it is revealed that the kidnapper is the Italian drug dealer, Azzurro Vanel of the Ferro family. He has bounded and beat Ciel. Azzurro says that he hates the English as they are too submissive to the Queen. He asks Ciel to cooperate but Ciel states that he refuses to conspire with a filthy "rat". Azzurro then demands to know the location of the drugs Clause obtained, threatening to kill Ciel's servants if not told, but Ciel simply laughs it off. Azzurro kicks Ciel and tells his snipers that negotiations are over and they are ordered to kill Ciel's servants.
Soon after, the snipers inform Azzurro that they have failed their annihilation mission to kill off the Phantomhive servants. Infuriated, Azzurro orders them through the phone to return at once when the snipers began screaming at an oncoming attack and their voices are cut off. Ciel chuckles and the latter, outraged, kicks Ciel tumultuously. Sebastian answers the phone, introducing himself as a member of the Phantomhive household. He says that he will come for Ciel soon.
Afterwards, Sebastian arrives and attempts to hand over the ransom but Azzurro has hidden men shoot him multiple times, inflicting what would be fatal wounds. He boasts that he is the winner of the game and returns his attention to Ciel. Azzurro threatens to sell him and removes Ciel's eyepatch. Ciel asks Sebastian how long does he plan to continue to play dead. In response, Sebastian stands up and "returns" the bullets by throwing the bullets at the men and killing them.
Sebastian and Ciel banter for a while which distresses Azzurro greatly and he threatens to shoot off Ciel's head. When Sebastian delays in saving him, Ciel demands if Sebastian dares to go against the Faustian Contract. Sebastian answers the negative, assuring him that that would be unthinkable. Ciel's right eye gleams with the contract's mark and he orders Sebastian to save him. Azzurro impulsively shoots at Ciel only to realize that he is not dead. Sebastian appears behind him with the bullet Azzurro has shot. He returns it to him, dropping it into Azzurro's pocket. Sebastian takes Ciel back sets him down in a chair and releases his bounds. He soon finishes Azzurro off.
Ciel and Sebastian return to the manor where the other servants greeted them warmly. Sebastian asks for forgiveness from Ciel for his behavior as today's supper preparations have been left entirely unfinished.
Jack the Ripper
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. They arrive at Ciel's London townhouse. They come in to find Lau, Madame Red and her butler, Grell Sutcliff, looting his house for tea. Ciel grouches to himself that of the people he didn't want to see, they all came. Sebastian apologizes for not accommodating them earlier since he has no idea guests were coming and prepares them tea. Ciel then discusses about the matter of prostitutes being murdered on the streets recently.
Ciel says that the killer's ways are very unconventional and irregular which is why the Queen is so disturbed by it. The murdered prostitute was Mary Ann Nichols. The wounds are inflicted by some kind of sharp tool, using quick cuts, resulting to a painful death. The police and the other prostitutes call the murderer: Jack the Ripper. Ciel explains that he has wanted to know the circumstances sooner so he rushed to London. Lau decides he would like to go to a crime scene, but it is then revealed that he does not actually know where it is. 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 tells Ciel that since he went out of his way to visit him, Undertaker would certainly do everything in his power to help. Undertaker informs that the murdered prostitutes all had something in common. He then asks for a compensation, that is a "first-rate laugh", before he plans to reveal that crucial detail. Sebastian amuses him successfully and Undertaker reveals that all victims had their wombs removed. The culprit's work indicates that it has to someone experienced.
During the carriage ride, they speculate that anyone with medical training could be the murderer, and that the womb and organs are likely removed for use in a black magic ritual. Sebastian jumps out of the moving carriage to go compile a list of potential suspects.
They arrive back at Ciel's townhouse late because Grell traveled the wrong way. Sebastian has already returned home first than them with the tea and preparations finished. The butler shows that a list of names that fits their conditions have been made. The only person that suits their criteria is Viscount of Druitt, Aleister Chamber. Sebastian informs that on the 19th hour of today, the Viscount of Druitt will be hosting a party so tonight would be the most convenient time to go and investigate. Angelina uses her popularity to arrange invitations and connections for them all to come to the party. Sebastian tells Ciel that he would not be attending using the name Phantomhive so he must use his chance properly.
That evening, they arrive at the party. Angelina and Grell attend the party as themselves, Ciel as a girl and respectively Madame Red's niece from the countryside, Sebastian as Ciel's home tutor, and Lau as Angelina's lover. Angelina jokes that Ciel is her niece because she always wanted a daughter. And if anyone sees an one-eyed young boy with a 'dashingly handsome' butler, they would know it's him. Another reason he has to attend as a girl is because the Viscount's security is tight and he likes girls, much to Ciel's annoyance. They enter the party in search for Aleister. Ciel and Sebastian goes through great lengths to evade Elizabeth so Ciel's identity wouldn't be discovered and as an effect, tarnished.
Soon after, Ciel encounters Aleister and the latter soon 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, and 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 he's the one killing prostitutes and selling their organs in the auction. A person removes his blindfold and the bid for Ciel begins. However, Sebastian comes and rescues him. They escape before the police would arrive. In the following morning, the newspaper states that there has been another murder by the Jack the Ripper last night. This time it is another prostitute named Annie Chapman. Ciel is dumbfounded as Aleister Chamber didn't go anywhere last night. Lau says that if the suspect could not carry out the murders, than it's an impersonator or better yet, others from the beginning responsible for Jack the Ripper. Ciel tells Sebastian to organize a list of other suspects since Aleister 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 of the darker side of society, 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 would not revive the dead and revenge 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 lose to him at chess. Although she never had children, she treats Ciel as her own son so she wants for him to leave this kind of society but he insists otherwise. He then kisses her on the cheek goodnight, saying he had a happy time playing with her. He leaves to retire for the night. In Ciel's bedroom, Sebastian arrives to inform him of his findings and tells him to make a decision.
Ciel is shown disguised a pauper boy. Sebastian has accompanied him to a cluster of buildings inside London. They are on guard outside the next murderer's target(i.e. another prostitute)'s room to await the arrival of Jack the Ripper.
There is a brief flashback to the manor, where it is revealed that Sebastian had considered an alternate suspect, much to Ciel's annoyance, someone who was not human nor demon.
They hear a scream from the prostitute's house, despite not seeing anyone enter. They rush inside and as a blood splash lands on Ciel's face, Sebastian stops Ciel from witnessing the murder. It is shown 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. Sebastian says it's impossible, because they would have seen him enter, and questions how he got inside. Grell reveals his true form and acknowledges that Sebastian is a demon butler. Sebastian comments that he's never seen a Shinigami, who is supposed to be completely neutral between God and humans, becoming a butler. Grell says that the reason that's so is because he's been captivated by a woman. When Sebastian asks for the identification of the woman, Angelina steps out, saying it should be obvious.
Ciel says her name had been in the list of suspects, which apparently includes Aleister Chamber and Lau, but that no human could have committed the act. However, due to the acts required to carry off the scheme, Grell, a Shinigami, as the co-criminal would be a different matter. His supernatural abilities would allow access to the prostitute's room without Ciel and Sebastian knowing and to 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 an abortion at Angelina's hospital. The prostitute Sebastian and Ciel have been guarding was the last name on the list, yet unfortunately their tactic to wait for Jack the Ripper to arrive failed and the prostitute was killed nonetheless.
Angelina comments that it's sad that he figured it out, because they can't play chess together anymore now. She screams that she won't go easy on him anymore, and Grell whips out his death scythe and attacks Ciel, which Sebastian is able to stop. Grell flirts with Sebastian for awhile which the latter finds disgusting. Ciel then takes off his eye patch, while Sebastian removes his gloves, and orders Sebastian to capture them. Sebastian removes his coat to protect Ciel from the rain, and promises to make him hot milk when they return to the manor. Grell then dives with his death scythe, landing between Sebastian and Ciel, and he and Sebastian go off to battle.
Slightly down the street, Ciel questions Angelina as to why she committed these murders. She brandishes a knife, calls herself "the hunted" and states that there is only one path. He questions her again, but she says that he would not understand even if told the reason for her actions. When she moves in to kill him, yelling how it would be better if Ciel was never born, but hesitates. Sebastian, taking note of the attack, turns into his demon form and 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, as 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 as she begins to explain, he stabs her directly in the chest with his death scythe, the latter having lost interest in an 'ordinary woman' like her. As she falls to the ground, a cinematic record is revealed and Ciel learns of her past and how her losses led up to her killing prostitutes.
In the present, Grell is frustrated with Angelina and said she's not fit to wear red and Angelina dies. He 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 Shinigami, appears. William apologizes and drags Grell away. Sebastian then apologizes to Ciel for letting Grell escape, but Ciel says it does not matter anymore. Sebastian says they should go, and Ciel agrees. When he goes to stand, he sways, and Sebastian moves to help him. Ciel pushes his hand away, telling him that he does not need Sebastian's support, and that he is just a little tired.
Inside, it is shown to be Angelina "Madame Red" Durless's funeral. Ciel arrives late, but carries a red dress. He walks to her casket, and says that the white flowers and subdued clothes she was placed in does not suit her, as 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 has 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 den, in time, will surely be closed by the police. Lau brushes this off, saying he can find a new business venture, as his interest in England and in Ciel has not yet been exhausted.
They part ways, and Ciel and Sebastian go to speak to Undertaker, who gave Jack the Ripper's last victim a grave and a burial. Undertaker calls Ciel kind to give a nameless prostitute her own grave, but Ciel says he is not, because he had many opportunities to save this woman, but because he placed catching the killer above saving her, she died. He sayss he even let his own aunt die for the same reason. Undertaker asks if he feels regret, but Ciel says he does not because the killer is gone and Queen Victoria can be at ease. Undertaker says he does not like the Queen because all she does is sightsee from way up high and forces harsh tasks for the Earl to complete. Ciel replies that it's the karma his family has been burdened with and he inherited with his ring. The Undertaker comments that Ciel is bound to the Queen with the ring acting as a collar connecting he and the Queen with a chain called karma. Ciel says that he was the one who decided to the put the collar around his own neck and the Undertaker says that he hopes the collar will choke him one day. He takes his leave, saying the Earl and his butler can stop by any time.
Sebastian agrees that it was kind, or else he would be just a coward, because Ciel had a hidden gun, but did not pull the trigger. He hesitated in killing Madame Red, even when Sebastian insisted, and 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. As the contract goes: "until my objective is achieved, you will become my power. Protect me to the end so that I am not killed." Ciel says that because demons have no convictions or loyalties, Sebastian will protect him for the sake of a demon's principles and aesthetics. Sebastian asked why he was stopped from killing Angelina then, and Ciel says it is because she hesitated in killing him and lost sight of her next move. They compare it to a game of chess, that because Ciel has come so far, sacrificed so many people and committed so many sins, that he must not lose the king piece, or it is game over. 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 Madame Red, Ciel dreams of the incident that happened during a stormy night, particularly midnight where it took away all his hopes and dreams. He was face to face with Death when he saw a black crow flew over his head and its gaze is filled with mirage as it said: "The dead can never come back to life. Never more." 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, saying that milk can soothe the nerves and calm Ciel down, especially after a nightmare. He suggests against reading Edgar Allan Poe's works before nighttime but Ciel brushes it off, saying he could do as he pleases. Sebastian then informs him that Frances and Elizabeth Midford would visit this afternoon and Ciel gets anxious over this, ordering Sebastian to quickly make preparations. The butler is confused over Ciel's agitation and tells him that they'll be here this afternoon so there's no need to rush. Ciel yells at him that this is Aunt Frances he's talking about.
It is shown that the Midfords have arrived in the morning, instead of in the afternoon as planned, which Ciel expected. He and Sebastian go out to greet them and Frances neglects the formal greetings and muses that he has just awakened. Elizabeth, excited by how "cute" Ciel looks with bed head, greets him warmly by squeezing him into a hug, which causes Frances to reprimand her for not acting like a refined lady. She then comments that Ciel's and Sebastian's bangs are improperly long for a male, and that 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," Frances decides to begin retraining and wants to look about the manor and they end up at the stables. Upon seeing the splendid horses, Frances challenges Ciel to a hunting contest, and taunts him by saying that hunting is too strenuous for the Earl since he has a small, skinny build similar to a girl's. Ciel orders Sebastian to begin the preparations.
Elizabeth, Ciel, Sebastian, and Frances arrive out in the woods and Sebastian lays down the rules and informs that the time limit is three hours. As soon as he allows them to begin, Frances runs off, and Ciel tries to get Elizabeth to hop down off of the horse, as it is too dangerous. While she argues, Frances gets the first point, already shooting a bird and Sebastian notes to his amusement that she's a bit too tough for Ciel. 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 Frances states that she won't be appeased until there's a declared victor in which Ciel agrees, though noting that occasions whereby he agrees with her is rare. Sebastian then arranges for another competition in the afternoon.
While eating, a bear comes out of the woods and heads for Elizabeth, shocking all of them. Ciel dives on top of her, to protect her, and it appears that Frances 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. Frances, who looks upset, says the servants beat her to it, as she had actually come there to wish him a happy thirteenth birthday and tells the servants that she is counting on them to take care of Elizabeth and Ciel in the future. Ciel provides a genuine smile and thanks everyone. Afterwards, they celebrate and admire the snow.
Ciel overhears Lord Randall yelling to Fred Aberline that Ciel is a brat who stole the glory of catching Jack the Ripper. He followed by his butler, then approaches them, sarcastically apologetic for being such a brat. Fred demands how he has gotten in here and Randall stops him and asks Ciel why he's here. Ciel answers that he has come to clean up the mess caused by the old pathetic hunting dog, that is Randall.
Ciel grabs information on the Anglo-Indian assaults from them, in order to review the case, muttering that the victims are not dead. He states that because this is embarrassing for the royal family, as they are blatantly being insulted, he would get involved. He agrees to the note's saying of "chosen children of sloth and depravity" as he believes England will be better off without India's wealthy upstarts. Ciel remarks that upper class is worthless and inquires what the tongue on the note means. Randall shouts that the criminal is mocking Britain and the Queen. Ciel notes that the reason he's being called here is the majority of smuggling Indians have a stronghold in East End. He muses that even city Yards don't know what to do with a dark street such as that and it's hard to identify the route and exact number of smugglers. Therefore, Ciel will make a move according to his own way since he wants to return to his manor as soon as possible. They return the documents, with Sebastian stating he had already memorized them, and they take their leave.
Sebastian and Ciel arrive at an ominous place where they go down the stairs and through a door in which Ciel comments that the place has an awful smell. The indicated person tells Ciel that he has finally found this place and although it feels awkward for Ciel to see him this way, he has anticipated that this day would come eventually. It is then revealed that they're at Lau's opium den, where he is relaxing with several girls, and Ciel yells at him at what kind of day this is. Lau asks him how it's been and congratulates his recent birthday in which Ciel counters that he doesn't care about such things and says that he has something to ask him.
Lau says that the Earl has come all this way to ask about "that" incident and that the news spread fast as they have already reached Ciel and tells him that he has been investigating "that" incident. Ciel replies that if it's about orientals, the most efficient way of gaining information is to ask the person with strong influence around here, that is the president of the British Branch of the Chinese trading company, Kunlun, and also of the Shanghai Mafia, Qingbang executive, Lau. Lau nonchalantly tells Ciel that he doesn't like it when he addresses him that way, as it is too formal, and asks the girl on his lap, Ran-Mao, if she agrees. Ciel scolds him to stop smoking opium and listen and leaves the East End as Lau's responsibility as the number of people who move in and out of this street are under his management. Lau assures him that he would do what the Earl asks of him as that's the compensation that allows him to conduct business in the underworld of this country. However, he has one question to ask of him: what exactly is "that" incident. Ciel is dismayed as he has to go back and explain from the start while Sebastian comments that Lau's typical of a yes-man. They head to the stronghold of Indian people and after Ciel's explanation. Lau says that since it's Ciel's duty to set an example for the common people, it must be exhausting for him which Ciel replies that that's just nonsense. Sebastian intervenes, saying that they've been walking for a while now yet they haven't arrived at stronghold of Indian people. Lau comments that he got lost in their conversation so it seems that he lost track of where they're at, much to Ciel's annoyance.
Ciel accidentally bumps into a man and the latter begins screaming for help, claiming that his ribs cracked. They are then surrounded by Indians. They demand that because Ciel is noble, he pays them consolation money and strip of everything they have and hand it over to him. Sebastian tells Ciel that they are once again caught among some irritating punks and Ciel orders him to dispose of them immediately. While they are threatening Ciel and Sebastian, a well-dressed Indian and his butler appears, holding up a poor drawing of a woman. He learns there is a fight going on, and notices Ciel with a butler and concludes that they are British noblemen. He says he will side with the people of his country, and orders his butler, Agni, to attack. Sebastian and Agni fight for a while and during a pause, Ciel comments that they had barely stepped foot in this place and those guys picked a fight with us and angrily questions if all Indians attack the British indiscriminately like barbarians. The prince asks the others if they had a reason to fight, and when they fail to present one, he reprimands that provoking fights without reason is childish and orders Agni to side with the British, adding that his 'brothers' are the wrong ones here. Agni quickly takes out all of the Indians. The prince, Soma, hopes that they're not injured and picks up Ciel's hat and places it on the owner' head, saying that this kind of area is not a place for a kid to wander about. He says that he's currently in a busy search and leaves with Agni.
Lau praises that those two are amazing and it is revealed that Lau was hiding on a roof for the "right chance to jump in" and he leaps down. He comments that Soma and Agni were definitely not from the East End, and in addition, they wear their dresses and accent are elegant. Sebastian says they should report and deliver the Indians who attacked them to the Yard.
At the Ciel's Londonhouse, they agree to wait to hear from Randall, as the perpetrators of the attacks may have been among those men. Ciel is annoyed by going all the way to London for this pitifully boring case, and Lau converses that the Earl can't help but "bark" if there is any sort of threat to the Queen so being a watchdog is distressing. His servants greet Ciel warmly and Sebastian goes to prepare some tea when they notice they have some guests: Agni and Soma.
Soma states that in India, it is common to welcome and entertain benefactors. He comments that nevertheless that the place is narrow, he decided to stay here. Ciel demands why he has to house them and Soma remarks that he didn't consider staying at an inn and questions if he'll just kick the benefactors out in the cold. Since Soma saved them from the other Indians earlier that day, he will stay with Ciel, much to the latter's chagrin. Lau murmurs to Ciel that there's going to be some lively times. Ciel, however, screams for them to get out.
The following morning, Ciel is surprised and angered by Agni's wake-up call. Ciel demands why he is in his room and Agni submissively tells him that breakfast is prepared and lifts Ciel, saying the food will get cold if he doesn't hurry.
At breakfast, Ciel, Lau, and Soma are seen eating while the butlers, Sebastian and Agni, stand aside to serve to their respective masters. Ciel argues with Soma, asking how long he intends to stay at his house, and the latter responds by telling him that he'll leave after his work is accomplished. Lau recalls that Soma's looking for someone and Ciel says that's insignificant and why's Lau staying here also and the latter mirthfully asks what's wrong with him staying here. Soma, reminded of his task, shows a inferior drawing of a lady whose name is Meena, a maidservant at his palace. Ciel asks if Sebastian can locate her with this picture and the butler replies that he'll try his best. When Ciel inquires why she is in England, Agni and Soma suddenly pray to a stature of the goddess, Kali.
Soma finishes praying and asks for the "midget" to go with him in order to be his guide and Ciel teaches him his name. Sebastian stops Soma, saying Ciel has a scheduled day of lessons and work, hence he's very busy. Ciel tells Soma that if he wants to search for that lady, he can do so himself.
At 10:00 A.M., Sebastian gives violin instruction to Ciel and assigns him a difficult piece of music to play, saying that since it's hard, if Ciel can do this, he'll gain confidence which is Sebastian's method as a tutor. Ciel is not able to complain about Sebastian's education policy and practices the piece. The butler tells him to express the tune with emotions and at appropriate times, use the sound to represent anger. In the midst of their violin class, Lau, Agni, and Soma interrupts. Soma is playing the guitar while Agni the banjo as Soma says that it would be good to spend time with Ciel today and that he is also talented when it comes to musical instruments. Ciel kicks them out.
At 11:00 A.M., Ciel is studying art and Sebastian tells him to look for balance calmly and bring out the depth. Agni, Lau, and Soma interrupts, with Soma saying that drawing a bottle is boring and claims that drawing a picture with a naked woman is better and orders Mey-Rin to undress. Ciel kicks them out. At 1:00 P.M., it's the Funtom Company work hour. Sebastian informs that the samples of the limited Christmas goods from their Yorkshire factory have arrived. Ciel holds the bunny, noting that it feels good now that they remade it. Next, the production plan for next year has arrived from the headquarters and the new products like the Christmas cracker are having favorable sales at the Herriot Department Store. Since children are their frequent customers, the need to keep producing new toys are imperative. Soma, Agni, and Lau come and the prince proposes a new business plan: the doll in the image of the Indian God Ganesh, yet the spectacular feature is the nose moves. Ciel kicks them out.
At 2:00 P.M., fencing hour, Soma is bored on the ground, asking when Ciel will finish. Ciel is enraged and yells at him to shut up as he can't concentrate. Soma tells him that it was unnecessary to get mad and Ciel decides to come to a compromise. Since Soma yearns for his attention so much, then he will be his opponent for fencing and passes him a sword. As Agni stands behind him with Lau playfully leaping with a sword, Soma remarks that even though he only studied the traditional Indian martial arts, he accepts his challenge. If he defeats him, Ciel is to play with him and Ciel enforces that only if he wins and if otherwise, he must remain quiet and stay out of Ciel's way.
Sebastian informs that they are to achieve five bouts in three minutes and the one with the highest score is the victor. He allows them to start and Soma lunges forward towards Ciel's leg and is surprised when the sword bends as he is not familiar with the sport. Ciel tells him that it's not a valid point in fencing and lunges with his sword. Soma desperately sidesteps him, yelling that Ciel is a coward for proposing this competition because Soma doesn't even know the rules. Ciel counters that it's his fault he is ignorant to the rules as a match is a match. Soma is annoyed and comments that the sword is hard to use when swinging left to right. Ciel explains that thrusting forward is the general concept of fencing and not to scythe the sword horizontally. He then says that Soma's torso is wide open and attacks but Agni intervenes to protect his prince and injures Ciel's arm in the process.
As Sebastian examines Ciel's arm, Agni hastily apologizes, saying that his body instinctively when he thought the prince was going to lose. Soma, however, praises Agni, saying he has protected him well and tells Ciel that since Agni is his butler, technically Soma won. Ciel tries to argue as Soma gloats that now Ciel will have to play with him. Lau tosses a sword to Sebastian and he tells him he should take reprisal for his master. Sebastian agrees that Ciel was being mean and unfair to a novice who doesn't know the rules, however, when the master is injured like this, as a butler of the Phantomhive family, he can't simply ignore it. Moreover, they are behind the planned schedule by ten minutes which Ciel comments that that's his real motive.
Soma is interested and allows the duel and orders Agni that in the name of Kali the Goddess, he cannot be defeated. Ciel promptly tells Sebastian that this is an order and he is to silence that brat. Both butlers agree to win. Sebastian and Agni have a fencing match, as per each one's respective master's orders. They are evenly matched, and have to stop when they accidentally break their swords, therefore it's a draw. Ciel, however, is shocked that a mere human could be on par with a demon. Agni then apologizes to Ciel again, asking if his arms still hurts, and the latter responds the negative. Ciel questions if Agni is a Shinigami, but Sebastian reassures him that Agni is human. Soma tells Ciel that they should compete again and he denies, saying he's very busy.
At dinner, Ciel questions Soma on the woman he was looking for. Meena had been his servant since he was born and was similar to his nanny. She was always on his side and he loves her so when an English political consultant came to take her away, Soma has also come to England to retrieve her, although Ciel thinks he is making too much of a fuss over a servant. Soma shouts that this is not a minor matter and asks if he understands the despair Soma felt when forcibly separated from Meena. Ciel states that he cannot, and does not wish to, comprehend the "meagar" feelings that arise from that degree of matter. He says that there are some things that you cannot get back despite your utmost effort and there are some feelings of despair that would never disappear, although Soma probably is unable to comprehend that. Soma says even if that is the case, he does not want to be alone in his castle. Ciel leaves the room, thinking of his deceased family members who cannot return no matter how much he tries.
Afterwards, Ciel goes to sit with Soma, offering to play poker since Soma is probably not familiar with the rules of English chess. He explains that today's schedule has ended so before he retires for the night, he could at least keep Soma company. Soma smiles and Ciel says that he's not doing this for Soma but because he has time. Abruptly, Soma turns the offer down, stating that unlike Ciel, he is very busy. He and Agni leave the manor, telling Ciel to sleep because he is so short. Lau approaches Ciel, saying he found something, when Ciel turns to face him, suddenly very angry. Lau asks what has gone over the Earl and questions if he is in a bad mood. Ciel tells him to shut up and to not follow him.
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 it looks like Prince Soma and Agni stayed out all night, and he begins to read the newspaper, whose headline is that another mysterious attack occurred with the coffee house in Piccadilly Circus was severely damaged.
Meeting with Lau, Lau comments that the Soma and Agni have been suspicious from the start, but Ciel says there is no reason for them to cause trouble. And if they were, they certainly would not come to live with Ciel. A grudge against colonial rule is unlikely and even if they do have a problem against Anglo-Indians returning to England, attacking them in such a fashion in too risky. In addition, the criminals wouldn't come to stay with him out of all people. 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, Agni and Soma are simply looking for Meena. 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 aren't up to something insidious. Sebastian notes that it's 1:00 A.M. and predicts that they'll return home soon so they should do so also. They return to the manor, and shortly thereafter, Agni and Soma return as well. Close to two hours afterward, Agni leaves on his own, which Sebastian expected. The butler informs the sleepy Ciel of his movements and they are about to leave when Soma arrives, prompting to come as well since he's been aware of Agni leaving while he's asleep so he know the reason. Lau, Sebastian, Ciel, and Soma decide to follow Agni, and reach a building where their target has entered. Ciel mutters that maybe now they'll understand what's going on and Soma turns on him, asking what he means by that and who lives in here. Ciel explains that this is the home of Harold West Jebb and he is involved in importing various goods. He, himself, has only encountered him once and he's rather creepy not to mention his criminal record. They sneak onto his property with Sebastian lifting Ciel and jumping over the wall while Lau and Soma has to climb over. They are then confronted by guard dogs and Sebastian appears to use some demon abilities to get them to back off. Lau calls them over, as he has already knocked out the guard personnel by rendering them asleep with a technique, much to Soma's and Ciel's surprise.
Inside, they overhear Harold West talking to Agni, who seems distressed. West says that with Agni's "Right Hand of God", Harold will realize his dream as he has been planning for something for three years. Agni says that if he helps West, Meena would do something. Before he can say what, Soma bursts in, grabs Agni, and demands where Meena is. Ciel, Sebastian, and Lau continue to hide, because West 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, so Lau concludes that this is in Ciel's jurisdiction. Ciel agrees and says that reporting to Scotland Yard would be problematic. He opts to go home yet he wants to watch West a little longer so he can save the foolish prince, but the predicament is that he would be recognized. Subsequently, Sebastian proposes that he will save Soma as he has a good idea and in a disguise, he rescues Soma.
Lau lifts Ciel, saying that they should take advantage of the pandemonium to leave. Ciel yells out that a commotion this big will attract attention so Sebastian would need to bring him out, too. Sebastian complies and grabs Soma and jumps out of West's manor. They all return to the Ciel's Londonhouse and they discuss Agni's amazing powers. Soma destroys Ciel's tea set, and loudly wonders why Agni betrayed him and demanding why everyone around him vanishes. He then flees to his room and Sebastian asks Ciel and Lau if they're alright with the latter saying that they're fine since they dodged. Sebastian then says that they should teach Soma some manners. Ciel later enters Soma's room and says he might have turned out like Soma, too, if "it wasn't for that month."
Ciel explains that the reason for his return is to make those that enslaved him, killed his family, and burnt his house taste the same humiliation and feeling of powerlessness that he felt. The successors of the generations killed three years prior would come to Ciel as long as he's the head of the Phantomhive family that obstructs their path. He comments that they are aware that he is alive, and he is waiting for them to come here to try to kill him. Shocked, Soma asks why he has to go so far, and Ciel says he wants to stand on his own two legs and not mope around filled with sadness and sorrow that even dead people are capable of. If he is to die one day, he'd rather die without regrets yet that does not indicate that seeking revenge for predecessors is admirable. It's simply a pastime of his. However, he does not seem particularly concerned about his mission, calling it a game, that could be won by those guys or him. He says that when he was in the darkness, he saw a chance to crawl out and grab it, saying humans have that strength and it is up to them to use it or not.
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, and spoiled with given luxuries, he has never tried to understand people. For instance, while he knew something was bothering Agni, he never asked what. He says he does not want to continue to make that mistake, and asks for Ciel's help to confirm the reason why Agni and Meena left him. Ciel refuses, and then abruptly changes his mind, and says his door is always open. Soma hugs him happily, thanking him, then apologizes for his earlier actions. Ciel, Soma, and Sebastian meet up with Lau and the latter suggests to continue their prior discussion they were having before it was interrupted by Soma. They're practically certain that the incidents of the Anglo-Indians being hung upside down and such are of Agni's doing, subjugated under West. With his physical ability, it's possible he could have done it alone. They speculate what West is using Agni for Ciel asks Sebastian to think of any major events taking place in a week's time. Sebastian lists some possibilities, while reprimanding that Ciel should read his own letters thoroughly as a gentleman nevertheless the content. Sebastian then details an event of a curry show in which Ciel has been invited to act as a special judge. The show basically has several companies compete against each other to make the best curry and the rumor is that the Queen whom is fond of curry, will make an appearance there as well. Ciel mutters that Indian curry makes West's intention kind of obvious in which Lau agrees. Ciel says that "three years" and "the show" could only lead to one answer to explain West's motives, who obsesses over brand names. Lau and Ciel automatically say the case has been solved, but Soma, confused, requests them to explain.
Lau tells Soma to calm down as they will explain everything in order and then adds that actually Ciel will, much to the latter's annoyance as he realized Lau was pretending to know things again. He then says that the Hindustani Coffehouse that West owns has a main meal of curry. In other words, West is trying to win a Royal Warrant at the Indian event with curry. Ciel mutters that it's about time they awarded Royal Warrants to stores dealing in confectioneries and toys as well, referencing to his Funtom Company. They conclude that West must be desperate to get that certificate that he'll resort to anything.
Soma asks how this is related to other incidents and Sebastian explains that there are two conditions for getting a royal warrant. One is for the quality to be recognized in the show and second is that a free service must be delivered to the royal family for three years. In other words, West who has continued to deliver his products to the royal family for three years is also trying to eliminate all competition so that they cannot enter the show in a week's time and therefore, he ensures that he would win the warrant. They speculate that Agni is helping West at Meena's expense. They show Soma the notes left behind that contains a strong symbol with masquerade, and he notes that the symbol at the bottom is for the Indian goddess Kali, who sticks her tongue out. Ciel and Sebastian comment that his note shows signs of apology and prayer, in order to tell Soma that he still lives only for him.
Lau wonders if they should turn the problem over to the Scotland Yard, but Soma interrupts, wondering what they will do about Meena and Agni. Lau asks what of it and Ciel states that they does not do philanthropic work, and Soma needs to come up with a plan on his own. At the same time, he details that since he came all the way to London for such an uninteresting case, he intends to obtain the Royal Warrant for the Funtom Company, since to his benefit, all capable rivals are removed. He's planning to extend his business into the food industry once he gets purveyors to the imperial household with confectioneries and toys and it would certainly spread the news if he gets them at the curry show. Lau agrees, saying that the Funtom Company launching into food industry will also deter competitors. Soma questions how he intends to do all of this in just one week, and Ciel says Sebastian will, which he agrees to easily.
However, Soma says Agni's "Right Hand of God" will be unbeatable, and they will surely lose in a competition against him. When Sebastian and Ciel do not comprehend how this relates as they assume Agni's only dexterous in martial arts, Soma states that it is clear they do not know anything about Agni or real curry. He says that there are countless alternate recipes for curry, and combining the spices just right is difficult to do. However, Agni is exceptionally skilled and with just a 'fingertip' he can bring out the best spices and appropriately combine them. He is able to make a curry worthy of the gods, which is how he got that nickname of "Right Hand of God". Soma claims that he has never tasted a more delicious curry than Angi's and Ciel and Lau conclude that his nickname is because of its god-like capability, not strength. Sebastian practices making curry but is in need of high quality spices. they remember that a president of a trading company is dining with them: Lau. In just two days, they have the finest selection of spices at their manor in which Soma notes that it's just like the things he has seen in his country. Lau sighs that he has to prepare them all in one day so the Earl has a rough way of using people and he's not even an expert on spices. Ciel counters that this is the only time Lau is useful, while Lau says it is never a bad time to do Ciel a favor.
Ciel, followed by Lau, comes down to the kitchen and slightly tastes the curry with Finnian, despite Sebastian telling him that he shouldn't be down here as of now. Ciel remarks that it's three days until the contest and it appears like he's researching very hard. He then requests that Sebastian make him chocolate cake for a dessert. Out in the hall, Lau comments that this request seems to indicate that he would like Sebastian to lose. Ciel says it would be more interesting if he did, and Lau says he's sparkling and calls him a bully. The next morning, Sebastian feeds Soma another curry, saying he has found a way to add depth to the substance. Sebastian reveals that the extra ingredient is chocolate, which he thought of using, inspired by Ciel's request for a chocolate cake, much to Ciel's chagrin. Ciel says a similar thing, stating that replicating is not the same thing as winning and the best result would be Sebastian being on par with Curry of God. Sebastian is not worried, and Lau questions if he has a secret plan. Sebastian says he does, and Ciel questions if he is lying. Sebastian confirms that on his name as a butler of the Phantomhive family, his company will certainly win the Royal Warrant.
Ciel and his servants show up to the curry competition, where they meet up with Lau whom is hugging a girl. Ciel says that he brought one of his girls with him although he'd be in front of clients. Lau pokes her cheek and introduces her as Ran-Mao, his little sister although they are not related by blood. He has heard that during the contest, they would serve curry to the audience so he decided to treat a girl. Ciel speculates with Lau that Agni was likely promised by Harold West the return of Meena should he win so he'd obviously be taking the contest seriously. Ciel puts himself in West's shoes, saying that if he were to obtain the royal warrant and consequently release Agni, it would possibly result to his deeds being disclosed. Lau interrupts, asking if Ciel would have killed Agni if he was West and the latter is surprised, finding that a bit excessive. Lau casually states that if it was him, he'd do so, and adds that he's interested in Sebastian's strategy today. West then approaches them and exchanges pleasantries with Ciel. He notes that Ciel never changes, wearing a well-tailored coat as usual, and asks for the brand in which the latter replies his butler picks out his clothes so he doesn't pay attention to the brands. West repeats that he doesn't change and remembers that Ciel is entering the contest and claims that he cannot lose since he has a curry specialist. He also discusses that his house was broken in to, but that the criminals were not able to get the curry recipe. He changes the subject and states that he heard the Queen will be attending the show. Since King Albert passed away, she doesn't appear in public often so he'd like for her to taste his curry in front of the audience. 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, it is revealed that Aleister Chamber is one of judges, shocking Ciel, as he is supposed to be in jail. Ciel concludes that he probably bribed his way out and comments that that's corrupt. The chefs are introduced and the crowd and announcer are surprised that Sebastian is not a chef but rather a butler. Nonetheless, the chefs begin cooking, and Lau converses to Ciel while leaning on Ran-Mao that they would have to wait and watch the show while Ciel disdainfully mutters that Lau can't wait silently. The audience members seem amazed by both Agni and Sebastian. Ciel is disgruntled by the fact that it looks like Sebastian won't lose too easily either and Lau laughs mirthfully, saying he's such a bully. Prince Soma then claims they will lose the competition when he sees Sebastian rolling balls of dough. Confused, Lau and Ciel question this, and Soma says Sebastian is making the naan in imperfect conditions. Furthermore, the heat on the curry is too high, which will make it dry out and ruin the curry.
When the tasting time comes, Agni's curry was highly praised and on the other hand, the judges were skeptical of Sebastian's curry doughnut. Once they taste it, his curry is also highly praised, especially by Aleister whom flamboyantly reference it to the girl he met at his party, that is Ciel, causing the latter to shudder.
They open the curries up to the general public for tasting and declare the competition a tie between Harold West's company and Ciel Phantomhive's company. However, the trophy is taken from the judge by Queen Victoria's aide as she rides up on a horse. Initially, people are unable to recognize her until Ciel runs up to her, revealing that she is the Queen.
As she comes to a stop, she tramples her aide with her horse but he recovers and announces that the Queen has something to say. He helps her down from the horse as the Queen says the show was exciting and the fragrance permeating throughout the entire room makes her feel nostalgic as at a time she had curry with Albert on White Island. Victoria then bursts into tears, reminded of her dead husband, Albert, and her aide pulls out a puppet of her husband and claims to be him. Lau says that the Queen seems like a complex character while Ciel tells him not talk like that.
Once she calms herself, she declares Sebastian as the winner as he takes children into account. West is disappointed that he lost and Meena appears to comfort him. Soma rushes over to her but she reveals that she doesn't want to come back to India with him as he's selfish. Soma apologizes to Meena, saying he was not aware that he was a bother, and thanked her for all she has done. He then goes to Agni and says he knows that he has been trouble, but Agni has been so good to him, and he would like it if they could stay together and Agni accepts. Queen Victoria comments that it is good that everything worked out well and calls Ciel "boy". Ciel, flustered, humbly asks the Queen to stop referring to him that way and Victoria lightheartedly says that Ciel will always be that cute little boy to her. Ciel asks why she is there, and she said that she came because she has not seen him in a while as he only sends letters and never visits. Ciel answers that someone like him should not be seen around her and she pats his head, telling him not to say that and says that although he's young, he performs his tasks seriously like his father. She then takes her leave and says she will have the Grand Chamberlain's office send the authorization documents for the Royal Warrant sent to Ciel soon. She rides on her horse and departs and after a silence, Ciel asks if her aide has to be going to. The latter, reminded, chases after the Queen.
Soma thanks Ciel for winning, and Ciel claims he did it for himself. Soma says that if he has never encountered Ciel, he would have stayed selfish and ignorant so now he will aim to learn many things become a great man, and Ciel dismisses that as talk. They admire the evening sun and Soma suddenly hugs Ciel and bawls, crying for Meena. Ciel reprimands for Soma to stop crying and act as the seventeen-years old he is. He the 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, but did not say anything because Ciel did not ask. Inside the envelope are tickets to the Noah's Ark Circus, and Sebastian mockingly questions if they are Christmas presents for a little boy, which makes Ciel angry.
Sebastian awakens Ciel and comments that it seems things are finally calming down. He then explains Ciel's schedule for the day and while trying to get confirmation for the day's snacks, Prince Soma bursts in, bewildered by a television. Annoyed, Ciel asks when he is leaving, and Prince Soma states that he is staying until he becomes a great man, so he can show Ciel.
Lord Randall and Fred Aberline come to visit and Ciel was initially oblivious to the fact that Agni was attempting to confess and turn himself into the police. They all sit down and Randall says that it was never his intention to enter this "eerie doghouse" and hands Ciel an envelope which he opens to retrieve his bribe money for working for the Queen.
Agni bursts in the room and Sebastian shoots the champagne's bottle cap at his chin, silencing 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 all then celebrate over champagne.
After dinner and after the investigators leave, Ciel reprimands Agni for his actions, as it could have gotten him into trouble as well. Soma backs him up, and orders him to not cause trouble for his friends or turn himself in. Ciel finally allows them to stay, but says that in order to stay, he has to do work. He will pay Soma in return for his work, which pleases Soma, as it will be money he earned independently from his parents. Ciel agrees to give him the job of 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 farewell and Sebastian tells them that they're going to stay in London for quite some time. Ciel leaves the manor in their hands.
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Phantomhive Manor Murder Case
When Charles Grey and Charles Phipps arrive at the manor, Grey attacks Baldroy and Mey-Rin upon entrance. Sebastian intervenes in enough time to prevent Grey from stabbing Baldroy in the head. He then lets them in to see Ciel. They announce that Queen Victoria wants Ciel to host a banquet and a guest, which Ciel reluctantly agrees to do. Ciel then orders Sebastian to begin preparations and contact Lau and Undertaker.
When the day arrives, he and the other servants make sure the event runs smoothly. Afterward, they clean up in the kitchen when the guest of honor at the party, Georg von Siemens, requests their attention. Mey-Rin and Sebastian go to see what he wants, and they hear a loud scream, which attracts all of the guests from the party. When he does not unlock the door, Sebastian breaks it down, and inside, they find Georg's corpse. Because the majority of house guests blame Ciel for the murder, they decide he must be watched by one of them. Arthur Wordsmith 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, Sebastian is found dead and does not wake up even on Ciel's order.
He is moved to the basement with the other bodies. Later the residents searched his body for a key but do not find it. When Jeremy Rathbone arrives, Sebastian's corpse, along with Phelps's and Siemens's corpses, are moved into rooms according to the time they were murdered. After Jeremy examines the bodies and everyone leaves, Charles Grey suddenly rushes back upstairs on a feeling and peers under the blanket at Sebastian's corpse. He finds nothing amiss.
Later, after the case is solved, Arthur Wordsmith is thanked by Jeremy for taking care of the Young Master. Arthur suddenly realizes that something is odd about Jeremy and he rushes back to the Phantomhive residence where he accuses Jeremy of being Sebastian. Removing the disguise it is revealed that Sebastian had been alive and well and posing as Jeremy since he arrived. He even went so far as to "borrow" Phelp's corpse and dresses it like him at one point so that it would appear that Sebastian and Jeremy were two different people.
Sebastian explained to Wordsmith what really happened that night, and in the process reveals that Charles Grey was the one who killed him and Siemens. He also revealed to Wordsmith that he isn't human, scaring Wordsmith.
After Wordsmith left, Ciel asked Sebastian about Phelp's murderer. He asked if Ciel really wants to see the murderer and opened the box where the murderer is in, which is Snake. Sebastian explained how he encountered Snake and later asked how Snake found his way to the mansion. During the process, they discovered that Snake got to the mansion because Soma gave him a carriage trip to the mansion, surprising the two of them. Ciel learned that Snake came to his mansion because of how his friends went missing after Ciel and Sebastian joined the circus. Ciel then decided to take Snake as a servant, surprising both Snake and Sebastian. At first Snake hesitated, but then accepted his offer.
Sebastian's corpse was buried soon after (likely the same day). Before everyone left, the bell on Sebastian's grave rang. Undertaker told them that if the bell rings, it means that he is still alive. Everyone quickly dig him up and when Sebastian got up, stating that he was glad he could finally get out of the coffin, Elizabeth, Mey-Rin, Finnian and Baldroy jumped at him at the same time, crying. Later on, Tanaka gave him back his badge, and Sebastian served under Ciel once again.
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 Bluer informs him about the rule 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 him 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.
In the anime, Ciel meets with Damian instead of Clause, who attempts to scam him instead of bringing him drugs. The evening is Ciel kidnapped mostly similar, except they play a board game where gruesome things happen to the players. He later frightens Damian into leaving the manor, aware of Damian's scam attempt.
His kidnapping by Azzurro Vanel, then, is attributed to his acquisition of a key to a warehouse filled with drugs through an unnamed, unseen guest, who is a drug smuggler.
He goes to the village of Houndsworth to investigate the high number of deaths and continued dog fights, despite Queen Victoria declaring that it is animal cruelty. His motive, though, is presented as finding a resort for the queen, which he decides to try for anyway. Sebastian, Ciel, and the Phantomhive servants stay with Henry Barrymore and learn that the devil dog is a farce that he manufactured to keep the villagers under his control. When Henry takes the story too far, resulting in the murder of James, they go to a circle where James' sixth dog is being brutalized. There, they reveal that Henry has manufactured the devil dog to the villagers, who stop attacking the Phantomhives, and jail Henry, but Henry is taken from his cell and killed. After some investigation, they learn that there is a real devil dog, named Pluto, who Sebastian subdues. Pluto killed Henry for his cruelty and his abuse of the devil dog legend. Upon seeing Sebastian's training of Pluto, Angela asks if she can send him back with them, which Ciel agrees to, knowing how much Sebastian hates dogs.
Sebastian's finding of hot water also makes the trip successful for the queen, as the town can now be modified into a spa resort. When they leave, the townspeople are seen zealously working toward this new goal, something Henry did not want them to do.
After their visit and back at the Phantomhive manor, Ciel tries to get a picture of Sebastian with a special camera that shows who the person cares about most who is not of this world. He sends Baldroy, Mey-Rin, and Finnian on this mission. However, Sebastian is able to avoid his attempts, until Ciel puts himself in harm's way, forcing Sebastian to pause long enough for them to get a picture. Sebastian says that Ciel could have simply ordered him to pose for it, but Ciel denies knowing what he's talking about. However, before the photo can be developed, Pluto destroys it 'accidentally'. Later that evening, Sebastian finds Ciel sleeping and takes a picture with him instead. The next morning, it is discovered that Pluto is in the same photograph with Ciel and Sebastian, to the dismay of the servants of Phantomhive.
Shard of Hope
When Ciel and Sebastian learn that the Shard of Hope ring is needed for evidence related to a string of kidnappings from Fred Aberline, they learn from Undertaker that the ring has accidentally been incorporated into an ice sculpture's contest's prize.
Deciding to take the glory of getting it for himself, he enters Sebastian into the contest. While Sebastian's ice sculpture is awe-inspiring, the original thieves of the ring bomb the ice, causing the prize, including the ring, to fall into the river. Ciel decides that is that, as they have supposedly lost it to the frozen waters.
However, it ends up in Elizabeth's hands anyway, and results in Drossel Keinz kidnapping her. Ciel sends Sebastian elsewhere, while he enters the Mandalay manor with Pluto and Grell. When they fail to find her in the main part of the mansion, they go to the sealed tower in the back, which Pluto is able to open by using his devil dog abilities. Just inside, they find Elizabeth, who is controlled by puppet strings from Drossel. She attacks, but Grell cuts her down. Drossel then goes on the offensive, but Sebastian takes him out. Afterward, they learn that he is being controlled by another doll, but decide not to give chase, as the doll's controller is not nearby and he does not want to subject Elizabeth to anymore bloodshed.
Later, as Elizabeth's wishes, they celebrate Ciel's birthday with a small party including Elizabeth, Paula, and the Phantomhive household. When the Shard of Hope shows up in his Christmas pudding, Elizabeth takes it as a sign of good things to come for Ciel, which he seems to dismiss.
When Meena and other audience members go on the rampage from the spice curry monster, which unearthed the devil emotions of a person, Ciel has Sebastian force-feed them his curry bread and cures them. As a result of this display, Queen Victoria declares their curry the winner.
Ciel learns the castle he is trying to modify into a hotel is home to two ghosts who are scaring off the workers. He and Sebastian go off to investigate, and encounter King Edward and Richard, two ghosts who have inhabited the castle since their murders 400 years ago. They win Sebastian as a butler in a game of chess by cheating, forcing Ciel to stay and investigate further, so he can win Sebastian back and get rid of the ghosts.
After learning more about them, Ciel and Sebastian help them find peace and they move on to heaven. Afterward, Ciel has work continue on the castle, despite promising Edward that he would not.
Book of Doomsday
Ash informs Ciel and Sebastian about a cult that is planning to overthrow the government, and requests that Ciel stop them - either by killing the cult members or disbanding them, though Ciel is free to chose whichever approach. They also learn that the cult has had a large number of coffin shipments and they approach Undertaker for aid. They are welcomed into the convent, with Grell in tow, and pose as potential joiners to investigate. They learn that only young boys who are a member of the heaven's choir can get close to the mysterious priest who oversees the cult.
Ciel fills this role and finds that a creation of his mother and father has been made into the priest, who Sebastian kills once it tries to strangle Ciel. Angela reveals herself and kidnaps Ciel, taking him to the Shinigami library where she attempts to rewrite his past, but he resists. Angry, Angela goes on the rampage, but with Undertaker's aid, Sebastian, Grell, and William stop her, for the time being.
Conspiracy and Revenge
When the body of John Stanmere shows up in the river, Ciel and Sebastian try to retrieve something off of it, as per Ash's request. However, with Ash refusing to reveal much information, they go to Lau for help, who promises to spread a rumor on their behalf, which they hope will lure the thieves of the item Stanmere was holding to them.
Later, though, Ash has Aberline and Randall arrest them, stating that they found large quantities of opium in Ciel's warehouse. They separate the two, and Aberline is left in charge with Ciel, who he decides to help. After their own investigative mission, they learn that Lau was actually Stanmere's murderer, and Ciel and Sebastian, whose timely arrival saves Aberline and Ciel from several gunmen, go after Lau themselves.
They chase Lau and Ran-Mao on their boat, and Ciel learns that the document he was retrieving off of Stanmere's corpse reveals Queen Victoria's plans to start a world war. Angry, he attacks Lau, but Lau gains the upper hand. Lau ends up slaying Aberline, who goes to Ciel's rescue, but Lau is ultimately cut down by Sebastian.
During a brief bit of peace, Ciel spends a day with Elizabeth, teaching her how to play chess, while his staff works to cheer him up, and manages to amuse him. Sebastian and Ciel go to the exposition, where Queen Victoria confirms that she's responsible for Ciel's parents' murders. Ciel orders Sebastian to take out Ash and the queen, but their fight endangers the citizens below, so Ciel stops Sebastian, much to his annoyance. As a result, Sebastian abandons Ciel briefly, while Ciel makes his own way back to London.
While in London, Ciel encounters his servants and orders them to kill Pluto, who has gone on a rampage. Upon seeing this, Sebastian is encouraged that Ciel has regained focus. Ciel then tries to face Queen Victoria alone, but find that she has died. However, the guardsmen mistakenly pin the blame on Ciel and shoot him once in the side. Before they can shoot him again, Sebastian arrives to save him.
Sebastian then slays Ash upon Ciel's request, as Ciel blames the queen's death on him. Afterward, they travel down a river that is playing Ciel's magic play and arrive at some peaceful ruins. At the ruins, Ciel announces to Sebastian that he may have the rest of his soul, yet asks if the experience will be painful. Sebastian tries to assure Ciel that he will be gentle, yet Ciel orders him to make it as painful as possible so that the pain is carved into his soul. Sebastian then prepares Ciel for what is to happen and the screen fades to darkness. Then, it is assumed that Sebastian consumed Ciel's soul, but Sebastian's last words seem to show otherwise.
Revival at Trancy's Tragedy
He is shown to be stuffed in a trunk which Sebastian carries, as he was unconscious. He is also shown to be targeted by Alois. After the ring from the New Moon Drop box was attached to his thumb by Sebastian, he was revived. His memories of nearly everything that occurred in the first season, as well as his memories of Madam Red, Angela/Ash, Grell, Aberlain, Lau, and the Queen were nowhere to be found shortly after his revival, and it is assumed that they were removed when his soul was placed back in his body. A reason as to why his soul was placed back in his body is because he is not ready for Sebastian to consume; having forgotten succeeding in his revenge, he no longer holds the "flavor" Sebastian created and needs to achieve a new revenge for Sebastian to take his soul.
He boats with Elizabeth and ended up finding the white deer sculpture after a storm. He then got a letter from the Queen as people are disappearing instantly from fires. He proceeds to finish the case with Sebastian. He reveals the culprit and hears about golden eyed man and this, Queen's spider. The Queen's spiders destroys evidence, which makes Ciel confused of this mystery.
The next case from the Queen was a train incident. He noticed someone (which was Claude) drinking a tea which Sebastian stares at. He tried to know but Sebastian did not tell him anything. He was then kidnapped by a murderer that was being transported on the train and his butler rescues him. As the train was about to fall, he orders Sebastian to stop the train. After the train was stopped, he was carried by his butler and goes off somewhere.
In the end, he receives a letter from Trancy which was given from the passenger sighted by Sebastian. He was invited to a ball at Trancy's Manor.
Trancy and Phantomhive
He wears a pirate costume to attend the costume ball held at Trancy manor. Having lost his memories, as stated by his butler before, he is surprised to see Soma and Agni, and does not recognize the two Indians. He also comments that he is surprised not to see Madame Red, who he thought would never miss such a party.
Later, an unknown blond maid spills wine onto his coat and offers to clean his coat. Ciel follows the maid and the maid comes closer to him, apparently trying to seduce him. As the maid later takes his eye patch, he recognizes the maid as Alois Trancy and tries to run after him, but he loses sight of Alois in the hallway. He sees Sebastian's shadows in the cellar and decides to follow it. In a forest, he meets Alois and gets an ultimatum. Not one to back down, Ciel orders Sebastian to fight Claude. In episode 7, Ciel uses Alois's own ego against him, when challenging the older boy to a duel. Alois greatly underestimates his opponent, expecting an easy win. However, Ciel manages to stab Alois in his side, almost killing the other. At the last moment, the Trancy butler, Claude, prevents Ciel from doing so by grabbing the sword away.
After this, Ciel believes Alois to be dead, until a series of crimes happen, all of young boys missing their eyes. They seem to be connecting locations, shaped like a spiderweb, which convinces Ciel that Alois has survived (Sebastian doing nothing to correct him).
After later being captured by Claude, Ciel is tortured using psychotropic water torture, until Ciel loses whatever weak grip he had on sanity. Thus, Claude is able to mix together both Ciel's and Alois' memories, making the boy believe that Sebastian killed his parents and the village he lived in.
While at the mansion, during a battle between Claude and Sebastian, Hannah puts Ciel to bed, but shows him Alois's eye sitting in her throat. Ciel screams clutching his head and collapses. Alois appears to take over Ciel's body.
Ciel's mind is now trapped. Alois controls his body, but he is still able to acknowledge the events taking place, vaguely. While trapped, Ciel tries to remember what has actually happened to him, coming to the realization of the existence of Alois' seperate memories. The truth becomes clear to him as he remembers that he had achieved his revenge, which was against Queen Victoria & Ash/Angela; therefore Sebastian should've eaten his soul, but the reason why Sebastian didn't is still unclear. Ciel then alters the maze of Alois's heart- which Sebastian & Claude are racing through by answering questions based around Alois- however now Ciel has changed the questions to be based around himself in order to aid Sebastian. When Sebastian gets the question: "Why did Sebastian Michaelis not eat Ciel Phantomhive's soul?" explains that it was because he had temporarily lost his arm, which bore the seal of the contract, and Claude took advantage of that moment to steal Ciel's soul.
While still trapped Ciel struggles to override Alois; however this proves difficult and painful on Alois's behalf, finally he comes to and calls out to Sebastian and orders him to come and eat his soul already, rejecting Claude by stating that Sebastian will remain his butler until he has consumed every drop of Ciel's soul. But Alois quickly returns and both he & Hannah go into the clock tower. With no time to spare, both Sebastian and Claude agree to work together in order to retrieve Ciel. However, despite making their way quickly to the clock tower, they find that Alois in Ciel's body had contracted with Hannah. Both their contract marks are combined to form a new one as Hannah states that both souls now belong to her.
Hannah states that both butlers shall battle each other to gain Ciel's soul. Sebastian kills Claude with the demon sword. However, when he tries claiming his prize, Hannah reveals that her true contract with Alois is not to let either butler gain Ciel's soul. She then jumps into the sea revealing to Sebastian that Ciel shall be reborn as a demon. By having Sebastian kill Claude and turning Ciel into a demon, she effectively prevents both butlers from ever acquiring Ciel's soul, which appears to be trapped in limbo. The full depth of Alois's vindictive wish becomes clear: since Sebastian's contract with Ciel is still valid, Sebastian is caught in an eternal curse, forced to obey an immortal demon master's orders forever without ever gaining his reward. Ciel's last order to him as a human was that Sebastian will be his butler until he has entirely consumed Ciel's soul, to which he gladly agreed, but it now seems impossible for Sebastian to ever do so.
They briefly return to Phantomhive manor, where they carry out a black semblance of their former morning routine, with Sebastian serving empty teacups and plates to Ciel who can no longer taste human food. (The tea he pretends to serve is New Moon Drop, which was stated in the first episode to have the fragrance of fathomless darkness; the demonic Ciel appreciatively sniffs it and says it smells nice.) Leaving him in the care of the other servants, Sebastian hands out gifts to all individuals in the series who know Ciel while Ciel prepares to leave the Phantomhive household. Within those gifts hold a single piece of candy from the Funtom Company and a card stating that Ciel died on August 26, 1889. Ciel and Sebastian are last seen in a garden of black and white roses. After Sebastian asks him where he'd like to go next, Ciel says: "where we're going, humans and demons are equal" and Sebastian, holding him in his arms, disappears together with him from the field of roses.
HistoryCiel was a regular child in the past who maintained a cheerful disposition. Although this is true, as a child, he suffered greatly from poor health. He was seen having an asthma attack in volume 7. He would often smile and play with his family and Elizabeth. 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 and came across his dead mother, father, and dog. He calls for help, and runs into Tanaka, who tries to get him to flee. Before he can say much, however, he is attacked from behind from an unseen assailant who then grabs Ciel.
Ciel was then sold, and his kidnappers comment that he is "rare" and is worth more than two people. Someone buys him, and his new owners brand him, giving him the mark of a "noble beast". He cries, saying that he's hurt and dirty and he wants to go home. He is next seen chained in a cage while masked adults look on, remarking about what a splendid evening they will have. Ciel sadly wonders why no one is there to help him. One of the masked adults then places him on a table for his sacrifice and he is stabbed, while other adults look on gleefully, clapping.
Sebastian is summoned to him, although how is not shown. He appears in his true demon form. He tells Ciel that what has been sacrificed will never return. He asks Ciel if he wants to make a contract and have his wishes granted or not. Ciel says that he wants power to take revenge on those who did this to him. The ones who tried to sacrifice him try to stop him from talking, but Ciel agrees to make a contract. Sebastian asks him where he wants his seal, saying that the more visible it is, the stronger the contract is. Ciel tells him that anywhere is fine and that he want's a power stronger that anyone else's. Sebastian calls him greedy and decides to put it on his right eye. Ciel screams, then commands him to kill his attackers. He then burns the building. Ciel orders Sebastian to protect and never betray him, to obey his orders no matter what, and to never lie. Ciel at his and his parents' grave.After that, the first place they go is to the Royal Hospital where his aunt worked. She arranges for a carriage to bring him back to his manor. He and Sebastian view the ruined manor, then go to his and his parents' graves. Sebastian leaves briefly and when Ciel returns, the manor is as good as new. Ciel later takes his place as the Earl of Phantomhive and the Watchdog of the Queen.
Ciel was not always the apathetic child he is now. When Sebastian first started to serve him, Ciel was shown as little ten-year-old boy who was very picky until Sebastian told him off. Later, it is shown that they learn to get along better and their relationship gets softer and slowly progresses to what they are today.
- Ciel has asthma, just like his mother.
- Ciel hates spicy foods. However, he does 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, and 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, though 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-pupiled 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 apparently reads books from various famous authors, both fictional (Arthur Wordsmith) and real, like Edgar Allan Poe.
- Even though he does not show it very often, he is quite overprotective when it comes to Elizabeth as shown when a bear attacked her. In the current chapters, when the moving corpses were attacking them, he hugged Elizabeth and said to her that he'll protect her, no matter what happens, showing his concern for her.
- Ciel can also speak fluently in French. It is apparent that he can also understand Latin as well.
- When introducing himself to the Circus Troupe, Ciel introduces himself as Finnian.
- Ciel's favorite flower is Sterling Silver Roses.
- 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.
- In the second anime season, Ciel gains red eyes when he becomes a demon, although these eyes can change back and forth between red and his usual blue. He also displays a set of black fingernails and toenails.
- In the second anime season, Human Ciel is noted to have died as of August 26, 1889, at age 13.