|Other Names|| Eve Zvezda (maiden name)|
Demon of Sloth (alias)
Master of the Court (by Irina)
|Affiliation(s)||Kingdom of Elphegort|
Magic Kingdom Levianta (defected)
Project 'Ma' (defected)
- "You've been deceiving everyone. ...Me, and even the "Twins of God". I almost can’t believe that you’re still alive, Original Sinner—Eve Zvezda."
- ―Elluka Clockworker[src]
Eve Moonlit, born Eve Zvezda and known posthumously as the Original Sinner, was a witch from Nemu in the Kingdom of Elphegort and the wife of Adam Moonlit. Brainwashed, Eve fell madly in love with Adam and allowed herself to be experimented on for Project 'Ma'. After failing to give birth to her twins, Eve and her lover fled to Held's Forest and married, living out their lives in seclusion. Traumatized by her failure to have children, Eve's thoughts and actions led to the creation of the Original Sin, the source of the vessels of sin.
- "You will now become the mother of gods: the Ma."
- ―Adam to Eve[src]
Born in the village of Nemu in the Kingdom of Elphegort in BT 021, Eve grew up to become a powerful witch of the Zvezda family and her powers were subsequently sealed in accordance to Nemu's laws. Around BT 005, Eve encountered Adam Moonlit. Given the brainwashing drug, Venom, the witch fell in love with the scientist and followed him back to the royal institute in Levianta. After passing the tests admirably, she was submitted as a test subject for Project 'Ma'.
Adam told Eve that she would be the mother of the gods, the Ma. He would then soothe her insecurities on the matter, and she expressed a desire to get married with him in Held's Forest afterwards. After being implanted with the seeds of god, Eve awaited giving birth to her and Adam's children. Following an examination, the staff confirmed she conceived twins, naming them Cain and Abel. Later on, Eve gave birth to the twins and they were discovered to stillborn.
- "My children are nowhere to be found!"
- ―Eve during her hysterics[src]
Soon, Eve became caught up in the riots caused by Apocalypse. Covered in blood, the witch became hysterical and screamed that she could not find her children. Over time, Eve became envious of those who had children, wanting to have what she lost. In EC 001, she discovered a boy and a girl on the ground. Thinking they were red fruits, in her hunger, she took them.
While heading back home, Eve found herself chased by the looming shadow of their mother; perceiving her to be a bear, she ran.  Eventually making it to her home, she turned back to see Meta drawing in on her; eyes turning red, she killed her just as she clutched her cloak.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:
She screamed at the revelation, realizing her crime but refusing to give up the stolen children. After Adam insisted on her returning the children, she explained that she couldn't because she had already killed their mother outside their home.
With the mother dead and children orphaned, Adam and Eve kept the twins and raised them as their own. Over the years, Gretel caused plenty of mischief for them, prompting Eve to often scold her. Following the Levianta Catastrophe of EC 013, the effects of the disaster spread to Elphegort, causing a famine. A few months later in EC 014, the two reluctantly agreed to abandon their foster children in the forest to starve to death so that they could survive the famine. With a gloomy expression, Eve and her husband led their foster children deep into the forest before abandoning them and returning home.
Devastated, Eve mourned their loss while Adam comforted her. Soon after, they heard a knock on the door and answered, horrified to see the manic expressions of their abandoned children at the entrance. While their children laughed, Eve was shoved into the house's oven by Gretel and burned alive.
Demon of SlothEdit
- "The one representing "Sloth" of the vessels of sin... It didn't exist originally. Now, what could've happened to the Demon of Sloth? The answer is simple. It didn't dwell in a vessel--it dwelled in people."
- ―Eve regarding her situation[src]
After her death, Eve's soul became one of the seven demons scattered across the world by Hänsel and Gretel. Accepting her alias as the "Demon of Sloth", Eve used the Swap Technique to take a human as her vessel. When her latest vessel died around EC 118, Eve migrated to the body of her unborn granddaughter, influencing the fetus to share her appearance. The girl, Mikulia Greeonio, became Eve's new host thereafter. After seeing I.R. give Mikulia the Clockworker's Doll she had fashioned, Eve migrated to the doll as her new vessel; she was later taken by I.R. when she left the Venomania Mansion in EC 137.
Afterward, Eve conversed with her about both their pasts; the witch learned about Irina's future sister-in-law Elluka Clockworker having been revived after Irina had killed her and about how Irina's brother Kiril had gone about revitalizing Elluka via the ark Sin, hence Levianta's destruction. As the years progressed, Irina continuously experimented on Eve to try instilling a new power the red cat mage could use to destroy everything, including the gods.
Flower of the PlateauEdit
Main Article: Mikulia Calgaround
- "Mikulia was supposed to have died long ago, so then her going to Calgaround, becoming the wife of a feudal lord, and causing an incident—I had thought if it was perhaps another person of the same name. But the one who had been drawn in the portrait was unmistakably Mikulia herself."
- ―Elluka Clockworker[src]
Years after the Venomania Event, the Clockworker's Doll was activated, putting everyone around her including Eve herself under a powerful hypnosis. The Doll then assumed Mikulia's identity, crafting a new persona and becoming a florist, settling in Calgaround in EC 141. Garnering fame as the "Flower of the Plateau", Mikulia believed herself to be the former prostitute while Eve slumbered in her subconscious. After murdering two connections to "her" past, Mikulia killed her husband using the poison Gift in EC 151. After Countess Mikulia's death, Eve's memories returned and she awakened.
Phantom Thief PlatonicEdit
Main Article: Platonic
- "Once, you spent time as a human of another era. And the both of us worked together for a little bit."
"Heheheh, so you noticed. How nostalgic... During that time, I was given a lot of unfair missions, Elluka."
- ―Elluka and Eve[src]
During the EC 300's, the Clockworker's Doll was activated once more and she assumed herself to be a daughter of the Calgaround Family. Becoming known as the Phantom Thief Platonic, the infamous thief was hired by the mage AB-CIR to steal a red wine glass from Duke Banica Conchita in EC 325. Initially failing, she was forcibly employed by Elluka Clockworker after being tasked to steal the Twin Blades of Levianta from her.
Later that year, Platonic managed to steal the glass from the sorceress while returning from their investigation of Banica's disappearance. After returning home to her family and later delivering the vessel to AB-CIR, Platonic eventually died, reawakening Eve from her slumber again. AB-CIR eventually reacquired the Doll sometime afterward.
Story of EvilEdit
- "It looks like Michaela, but Mother told me that it's modeled after a different person. Yeah, she said it was the "Original Sinner"..."
- ―King Kyle regarding the Clockworker's Doll[src]
In EC 482, the Doll was one of the vessels given to Prim Marlon by her court mage, Abyss I.R. During the Battle of Castle Hedgehog in EC 505, Prim brought the vessel of Sloth with her while she lay in the uppermost room of the clocktower. After being confronted by her son, Kyle, Prim invoked Eve's power in order to control the Demon of Lust in one of the vessel of Pride's fragments.
Once Prim was killed by her daughter, Ney, Eve revoked the power she lent. The doll was later collected by Kyle and brought with him to Lioness Castle. Shortly after, Abyss I.R. stole the Doll along with the other vessels of sin before fleeing to Lucifenia. Around the EC 560s, Irina successfully infused Eve with the ability to conjure the Court at her command.
Third Sleep PrincessEdit
Main Article: Margarita Blankenheim
- "We... all of us... have been deceived!"
- ―Dr. Marx Felix[src]
In EC 593, Julia Abelard replaced the corpse of Marx Felix's stillborn daughter with the Doll and activated it, causing Eve to believe she was Margarita Felix. Fixated on marrying her beloved Kaspar Blankenheim, Margarita lapsed into depression during her loveless marriage to the philandering marquis. Comforted by Mayrana Blossom, the girl joined the woman's criminal organization, Père Noël, as "Third Sleep Princess" and helped with their illegal operations.
After Mayrana gave her the formula for Gift, Margarita went on a psychopathic rampage, killing her husband and decimating her hometown of Toragay with her experimental creations. Suffering from the resurging memories of Eve's past incarnations, Margarita refined a Seventh Gift at the Mayrana's mansion in Calgaround. She then ingested her own poison, unlocking Eve's fragmented memories and deciding to head to the forest before finally dying.
Confrontation in the ForestEdit
- "Are you vainly attempting to deceive me? I already know—who your true identity is!"
- ―Elluka to Eve[src]
She related how her memory returned after she drank the Seventh Gift, with Elluka following up with a summation of what had occurred and how she had replaced the real Margarita Felix when the baby died. Elluka speculated that being able to fool everyone into the switch with a sort of hypnosis was her ability as the Demon of Sloth. The doll mused on how even she had been taken in by it, believing herself to be the human Margarita up until her death.
Elluka then pointed out that the same had happened in another time, and Eve readily admitted to having been Platonic as well. Elluka explained that she'd assumed Platonic was a descendant of Mikulia, thus explaining the appearance, but because Mikulia's child had been killed and disposed of according to "The Flower of the Plateau", that was impossible. When the doll asked why Mikulia couldn't have had descendants with the lord Calgaround, Elluka asserted that she had witnessed Mikulia's death in Asmodean, before she ever supposedly reached Calgaround. The doll agreed then that she had been the Mikulia in the "Flower of the Plateau" as well. She told Elluka that her body was originally made by I.R. to simulate Mikulia's appearance, something that Elluka hadn't known previously.
Eve elaborated for Elluka on how the vessel for "Sloth" hadn't existed originally, and so the demon instead dwelled inside human hosts, altering each generation's appearances to look like hers until I.R. created the new vessel. Hearing Elluka muse it was the Swap Technique, she attempted to continue the ruse that she was a demon, but Elluka had already figured out her true identity as Eve; incensed, she crossed over and grabbed the Doll around the neck. Eve finally removed the hypnosis she had over the mage and allowed her to see her true form as the Gine doll.
The two exchanged barbs over their respective purposes in continuing to exist in this way, each of them lacking in a true drive to motivate them. Eve commended Elluka on figuring everything out, telling her she'd poison her as a reward. Elluka responded by asserting her determination to destroy Eve, partially out of a newfound desire to rid the world of the likes of mages, gods, and demons so that humanity could develop on its own. When Eve pointed out that she couldn't be killed by ordinary means, Elluka began the spell for the Swap Technique, intending to take Eve's soul into her own to destroy it. Despite Eve vainly attempting to talk her out of it, after fifteen minutes, Elluka's pink light consumed the entire cottage and Eve's soul was torn from her doll vessel. Drawn into her spirit, the mage's consciousness was suppressed and slumbered in Elluka's mind while the mage utilized her magical power for herself.
Duel of Merrigod PlateauEdit
- "Awaken— Master of the Court."
- ―Irina summoning the Court[src]
After they finished their conversation, Irina approached Eve and wrapped an arm around her while she described the completion of her experiments fifty years ago. She then whispered in her ear for the "Master of the Court" to awaken and Eve immediately transformed Levia's mental world into the Court. As Irina boasted about what she accomplished with the Clockworker's Doll and prepared to continue her duel with the twin gods in the reset stage, the Demon of Gluttony intervened and clashed with the gods instead, resulting in Irina, Levia, and Eve's souls fusing together as a new being in Elluka Clockworker's body: Ma.
- "You all are truly terrible children. You forget the kindness you were brought up with and turn against me... You aren't needed anymore. Children who must be free of me are already unnecessary. Unlike you all, this Gift is a very sweet child... If I tell it something, it obediently listens to whatever I say."
- ―Eve to Allen and Clarith[src]
When the boy asked the reason for her actions, she stated that he and his companions were terrible children and therefore unnecessary. As the boy demanded she answer his question, Eve continued that her Gift was a sweet child, obediently listening to whatever she told it to do. Afterward, she commanded her "adorable" Gift to freely play even more, spreading around her in an even thicker fog. As the boy attempted to approach her while avoiding the poison, she manipulated the Eighth Gift toward him, forcing him to relent and maintain his distance.
Shortly after, Eve heard a voice calling out from above and saw Lemy Abelard descending from the sky. Despite her attempts to stop him, Eve and her poison were sealed away in the Clockworker's Doll, Lemy telling her to be grateful she wasn't being thrown in the furnace again.
- "I do not know the name of the husband, but the wife's name was… Eve. Yes, Eve Moonlit. It must have been a name like that. In this forest, she committed the "Sin"."
In the wake of her death, the other six vessels of sin created from Eve's Original Sin unleashed havoc on numerous occasions, corrupting their holders and causing catastrophes for nearly a millennium in the Evillious region. Eve herself became known as the "Original Sinner", and was regarded with disdain for her actions during her lifetime. The spirit Michaela, when asked by Elluka to imagine the image of an Elphe woman, pictured Eve the night she stole the twins from Meta. She then incarnated as a human with the witch's visage.
Centuries later, in EC 982, Eve and her husband's skeletal corpses were discovered while their long abandoned home was being demolished for the construction of Evil's Theater. Afterwards, a graveyard was constructed around the theater grounds. The playwright Ma wrote several screenplays concerning Eve's actions at Evil's Theater and they were made into films. While watching the film with another visitor, Ma related how Eve's kidnapping-murder in the forest had begun it all.
Eve's incarnations were recorded in history to varying degrees, many earning folklore or rumor being passed on through the centuries. Due to their nature, few records existed regarding the actual birth or death date of many of her different personas. While never widely accepted by the public, the Clockworker's Doll was recorded by Will Jaakko as one of the vessels of sin in the possession of the mysterious mage "I.R." and "AB-CIR", though the true nature of its "demon" was never discovered.
Personality and TraitsEdit
- "She depended on the love she had with her husband. She had been conceited in her wish coming true. Because she didn't do what she had to, her neglected children died. She envied people who were happy. Soon, it turned into wrath. She wanted what she had lost. And then, in her hunger, she picked up those fruits. That was the beginning of it all."
- ―Ma regarding Eve's darker intentions[src]
Because of this, she felt deeply connected to the twins she conceived for the project and considered them her and Adam's children. Her favorite place was Held's Forest and wanted to be married there with her husband alone after they completed the project. Completely conceited in the belief that her wish would come true, the witch became negligent in doing what she needed to for her soon to be born children.
With the project's failure, Eve was greatly affected by Cain and Abel's deaths and suffered flashbacks when covered in blood, frantically searching and crying out for her missing children. With their loss, Eve became distraught and grew embittered by the event; she envied those that found happiness in their lives and became angry as a result. This emptiness and anger turned into a desire to regain what she had lost and Eve eventually began developing a delusional mental state.
While taking care of her children, both Eve and her husband did all they could to hide their existence. Eve was also a capable and loving mother to them, earning her children's affection and trust in the years since taking them in. Despite her obsession to have children, Eve willingly abandoned them in the forest and left them to die after a famine had swept through Elphegort, albeit deeply saddened by the decision. Following her death and worsening madness, Eve became completely resentful of the twins, instead humanizing the Gift poisons she created as her true children, valuing their "obedience" to her will.
After becoming the "demon" for the vessel of Sloth, Eve decided to continue her existence on a whim, giving no real purpose to her life. As a result, she ironically lazed about throughout the centuries largely in inertia, save for the few times the Doll was used and she underwent self-hypnosis. While "sleeping", Eve's false identities lived out their lives with varied personalities; still, Eve's subconscious self seemingly inclined them to cause disasters, spread malice, and pursue anyone resembling her beloved Adam, something rational only to her own twisted reasoning.
While she maintained her own sense of self, Eve considered herself both intrinsically a part of and different from her various incarnations and seemed to look at their lives as small distractions for her. Typical of her conceit, she believed herself practically invincible. She similarly took pleasure in the lives taken by her and her incarnations, even playfully teasing about her other selfs' common use of poison. Adding to this, the mage enjoyed toying with Elluka and openly mocked the mage whenever she could.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
- "Taste the menace of—The Original Sinner Eve Moonlit!"
- ―Elluka utilizing Eve's powers[src]
Eve was exceptionally skilled in magic and was arguably the best witch in the Magic Kingdom Levianta at the time; due to her abilities, she became the first candidate for Project 'Ma' after passing the tests, and was expected to successfully birth the Twins of God. Her abilities included wielding lightning magic. She also possessed the powerful Swap Technique, allowing Eve to transfer a nearby soul, including her own, to another nearby body or object at will.
After becoming the "Demon of Sloth", Eve employed powerful hypnosis that could be projected as a field, manipulating people's perceptions and recollection of events as she pleased. As a result, she was able to make her vessel be perceived as an ordinary human; her hypnosis could also be used on herself, forcing her consciousness to "sleep" while she lived out the life of a human being. The hypnosis had the capability to simulate basic human gestures, such as eating, touching, moving, and talking for all affected individuals.
The hypnosis was strong enough to remain unnoticed by even skilled mages. As a side effect, Eve was unable to turn off the hypnosis while under its effects, resulting in her "incarnation" being unable to experience fatigue or sleep. However, the consciousness could regain the the subconscious memories of past incarnations; a catalyst unlocking said memories, such as the Seventh Gift, also held the potential to reawaken Eve.
Because of this, Eve had the cumulative memories and experiences of her different incarnations, including all the knowledge they possessed. This resulted in her ability to magically create and improve an airborne version of Gift and manipulate it to her will. Due to Irina Clockworker's experimentation, Eve was also given the ability to conjure the Court at Irina's command, resetting the area so that all living things in existence were mortal.
Due to being the origin of the Demons of Sin and the replacement for Sloth, Eve was also immune to the other demons' influence, allowing her incarnations to act on her own accord. As a result, her incarnations were inclined towards Sloth-like personalities similar to demonic possession and were subtly influenced by Eve's subconscious. In reverse, Eve suffered from similar weaknesses as the Demons of Sin, able to be completely sealed in her vessel or be forced to find a new one if it was destroyed.
As her preferred "body" after becoming a "demon", the Clockworker's Doll had a hidden compartment around its stomach area, allowing it to store and transport small items safely. Although largely made of sturdy Nechuha wood, the Doll's legs are made of softer material and are therefore more likely to be damaged. It also had a rather life-like human appearance, though only around 70 centimeters in height.
Adam Moonlit: Eve's partner and later husband. Eve fell deeply in love with Adam 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 would often do things in hope of getting his approval, such as stealing the fruits, as well as taking comfort from him when conflicted over troubling matters.
Hänsel: Eve's foster son. Eve initially perceived Hänsel as a fruit and took him in hunger, believing he was crucial to her happiness. Though she later felt remorse for the theft after realizing Hänsel was a baby boy, she continued to want children and so raised him as her son. While later becoming desperate enough to abandon the boy during the famine in Elphegort, Eve felt great regret for doing so and was shocked when he returned.
Gretel: Eve's foster daughter. Eve felt remorse for her theft of the child, but nonetheless continued to want children and so raised her as her daughter. As her daughter, however, Eve was constantly scolding her for her antics and troublesome behavior. While later becoming desperate enough to abandon the girl during the famine in Elphegort, Eve felt great regret for doing so and was shocked when Gretel returned.
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, although guilty for her 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.
Mikulia Calgaround: One of Eve's incarnations. During her time as Mikulia, Eve's soul remained dormant, unaware of Mikulia's actions. Sometime later she passed away, regaining memories of her "past self". Eve cared little for her past life, seeing it only for the malice she spread through it.
Platonic: Another one of Eve's incarnations. Like Mikulia before her, Eve's soul slumbered during Platonic's life, ignorant of her actions until Platonic died; gaining her past memories. Eve teased Elluka about working with her as Platonic, saying she cared little for her time as the thief.
Margarita Blankenheim: Eve's most notorious incarnations. After drinking her own Gift, she passed away, allowing Eve's soul to become conscious, and gained her past memories. Although making use of her image later, Eve commented shortly after about caring little for that persona.
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"; Levianta, Eve's native country, is inspired by Russia.
- In the Escape of Salmhofer the Witch song PV, the L in Eve's surname is capitalized in a similar fashion to the R in Seth Twiright's surname.
- Eve's hometown, Nemu, is the Japanese root word for "sleep"; fittingly, Eve later becomes known as both the Demon of Sloth and the Sleep Princess.
- While it was purported that the members of the Zvezda family inherited the blood of the earth god, Held, the truth of the claim wasn't clear.
- While mothy originally wrote Eve's given name as イヴ (Ivu), he later began writing it as イブ (Ibu); when asked, he stated there wasn't a very deep meaning behind the change, pointing out both spellings had the same connotation for the English "Eve".
- In Epic of Evil: The Daughter of Evil Fanbook, Eve was voted as the twenty-sixth most popular character in The Daughter of Evil series by Japanese fans, along with Abyss I.R., Shaw Freezis, Mikina Freezis, Sateriasis Venomania, and Trauben Fruit.