|Japanese||イヴ＝ムーンリット (Ivu Muunritto)|
|Other Names|| Eve Zvezda (maiden name)|
The Witch of Nemu
|Affiliation(s)||Magic Kingdom Levianta (defected) |
Project 'Ma' (defected)
Kingdom of Elphegort
- "These warm, tender fruits, I want to keep them no matter what."
- ―Eve Moonlit[src]
Eve Moonlit, née Zvezda, is a witch from Nemu and the wife of Adam Moonlit. She was selected as the first test subject for Project 'Ma' under her lover's direction. She commits the Original Sin, the source of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Eve, a witch who lived in the village of Nemu, was chosen as the candidate for Project 'Ma' after falling in love with its lead scientist, Adam Moonlit. Kissing her, Adam told Eve that she would be the mother of the gods, the Mem Aleph. Eve, unsure about why she was there, was embraced by her lover and told that it was okay.
At some point, she told Adam she wanted to get married with him in Held's Forest afterwards. After being implanted with the divine seed, Eve carried and later gave birth to her children, Cain and Abel. However, they were born dead.
With the project a failure, the witch and her lover, Adam, fled from the Magic Kingdom Levianta to Held's Forest in Elphegort. At some point on their journey, Eve became covered in blood and, hysterical, screamed that she could not find her children. Eventually they arrived in the forest, living in a small home as woodcutters. Soon after, the two married in the woods, telling each other that they loved one another. However, Eve, in her despair, became envious of those who had children, wanting to have what she lost. In EC 001, she discovered two fruits on the ground. In her hunger, she took them, certain they were god's gifts to her and that Adam would cry from joy if he saw what she found.
While heading back home, Eve found herself chased by the looming shadow of a bear and began running with her fruits in hand away from it. Unwilling to give up her "happiness", Eve hurried on despite knowing the fruits were the bear's "treasures". Eve cried as she ran and stumbled through the forest before finally reaching her home, fleeing from the bear close behind her. Just outside her home, Eve looked back to see the bear lurching at her and, with her eyes turning red, killed it as it barely clawed off her cloak.
Exasperated, Eve entered her home with the fruits still in hand and was greeted by Adam. Seeing the fruits, Eve saw his smiling face descend into horror. As Adam explained to her how their children were already dead and that she needed to return "these children" to their mother, Eve's delusions broke and she recognized the "fruits" she stole were actually twins: a boy and a girl. Mortified, Eve screamed at the revelation, realizing her crime but refusing to give up her stolen children. After Adam told her she could still fix it if she did it now, she retorted that she couldn't because she had already killed a woman, not a bear, outside their home who was carrying a small milk bottle: the mother.
As a result, the two woodcutters kept the children and raised them as their own. In EC 014, a year after the Levianta Catastrophe, the effects of the catastrophe spread to Elphegort, causing famines and pestilence. With a gloomy expression, Eve and her husband led their foster children deep into the forest before abandoning them and returning home. Later on, the twins managed to returned to their house and, hallucinating that she was a witch and Adam was her henchman, entered their home and killed them, Eve's foster daughter pushing her into an oven and burning her alive.
After her death, Eve's body became the embodiment of her Original Sin. The twins recovered their false mother's Original Sin from her scorched remains and split it into seven pieces. Forming the Seven Deadly Sins, they unleashed evil upon the world, praying that someone would "cleanse the filth created by our pretentious mother". The vessels corrupted by the sins wreaked havoc on numerous occasions, corrupting their holders and causing catastrophes for nearly 1000 years in the region of Evillious. A murder case was opened regarding their deaths.
The spirit Michaela, when asked by Elluka to imagine the image of an Elphegort woman, pictured Eve the night she stole the twins from Meta. She then reincarnated as a human with the witch's visage. Michaela considered "The Original Sinner" the most wicked of wicked people who went mad with malice. Similarly, the Clockworker's Doll was crafted in the image of the Original Sin and was aesthetically compared to The Original Sinner.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Eve was regarded as a wicked witch and was considered an evil woman by those who witnessed her commit the Original Sin. She became distraught with grief over the deaths of her unborn children. Because of their deaths, she began to envy the happiness of others which turned into anger. Out of her desire to regain what she had lost and in her hunger, she took Meta's children, believing they were fruits.
As a result of Venom, she loved Adam very deeply and was willing to flee with him to Held's Forest to be married after her children died. Eve was also horrified by her own actions after Adam made her realize she stole children instead of fruits and showed remorse for what she'd done. Regardless, she wanted to keep them in spite of that, although she later chose to leave them years later.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
As the Witch of Nemu, Eve wielded powerful magic. She was so famous for her skills that it was claimed that she was the best in the Magic Kingdom. Due to her abilities, she was selected as the first candidate for Project 'Ma' and was expected to successfully birth the twin gods.
Adam Moonlit: Eve's partner and later husband. She fell deeply in love with him over the course of Project 'Ma', accepting his marriage proposal and running away with him after the projects were a failure. Her marriage with him was a happy one and she hoped for his approval in bringing home her two fruits. She would continue to live with him until their death.
Hänsel: Eve's foster son. Eve initially perceived Hänsel and his sister Gretel as fruits and took him in hunger, believing that he was crucial to her happiness. Even though she later felt remorse for the theft, when she realized Hänsel was a baby boy, she raised him as her son. The regard she had for Hänsel was not enough to prevent her from abandoning him in the woods, desperate for food during the Elphegort famine.
Gretel: Eve's foster daughter. Eve initially perceived Gretel and her brother Hänsel as fruits and took her in hunger, believing that she was crucial to her happiness. Even though she later felt remorse for the theft, when she realized Gretel was a baby girl, she raised her as her daughter. The regard she had for Gretel was not enough to prevent her from abandoning her in the woods, desperate for food during the Elphegort famine.
Meta Salmhofer: A woman Eve murdered. Despite meeting Meta before, Eve thought little of her except as an obstacle to obtaining the fruits. For a time Eve perceived her as a bear and, though guilty for the theft, desperately wanted to escape from her. After learning the truth, Eve was appalled by her murder of Meta and showed remorse for it afterwards.
Cain: Eve's stillborn child. Eve had looked forward to Cain's birth with great anticipation, as both her own child and the reincarnation of one of the Dragon Gods. Eve was unable to accept Cain's stillbirth and became desperate to replace the loss that resulted from it.
Abel: Eve's stillborn child. Eve had looked forward to Abel's birth with great anticipation, as both her own child and the reincarnation of one of the Dragon Gods. Eve was unable to accept Abel's stillbirth and became desperate to replace the loss that resulted from it.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- Eve Moonlit is inspired by Eve from Judeo-Christian mythology; like her biblical counterpart, she commits a grave act against God and is burdened with the Original Sin.
- Eve's maiden surname, Zvezda, is the slavic word for "star".
- Eve's black hood in Moonlit Bear resembles the attire of a "witch", foretelling her outcome in Abandoned on a Moonlit Night.
- When Eve is "attacked" by the "bear" in Moonlit Bear, her eyes turn red.
- Eve's hometown, Nemu, is the Japanese root word for "sleep", referencing the connection between some characters portrayed by Hatsune Miku and Sloth.