|Master of the Court|
|Japanese||法廷の主 (Hōtei no nushi)|
|Other Names|| Clockworker's Doll|
Daughter (by Gallerian)
|Classification||Awakened Vessel of Sin|
|Affiliation(s)||Union State of Evillious (formerly)|
- For other uses, see Master of the Court (disambiguation)
- "Convict him, convict him, convict him anyway! Start trial! Convict! Death!"
- ―Master of the Court[src]
The Master of the Court is the awakened vessel of Sloth. She acts as the judge of Evil's Theater, sentencing trespassers to death. She is also referred to as the Clockworker's Doll, the Director Doll, and the Judicial Doll by the inhabitants of the theater.
Miniature Garden GirlEditWhile gathering the vessels of sin, Gallerian Marlon collected and became attached to the Clockworker's Doll. At this time, the doll awakened and the widower referred to her as his "daughter" and she returned the favor by calling Gallerian "father". Unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair, Gallerian kept the doll insider her room, leaving her unaware of the outside world.In the early EC 980s, the Doll was attended to by Ma when Gallerian entered the room. Staring blankly while the two conversed, her "father" spoke with her after the playwright left, promising to search for her "friends" as much as possible.
Over time, Gallerian decorated her room with some of the vessels he acquired.Every now and then she heard laughter coming from the vessels of sin, telling her they were all the same. Sometimes, she would sing for her "father". During the Levianta Civil War in EC 983, Gallerian's mansion was burned, killing Gallerian and burning the Clockworker's Doll. She was later recovered and brought to Evil's Theater with the rest of the vessels of sin by Ma.
Evil's TheaterEdit Sometime afterward, she began singing the Clockwork Lullaby, attracting curious visitors to the theater who seeked to attain Gallerian's legendary fortune. In EC 990, the deteriorating gears broke down and the clock stopped, threatening her life. Due to GEAR's sacrifice, the Clockworker's Doll's life was secure and the clocktower continued running. With the powers of the Marlon Spoon now transferred to her, the Doll's burns were healed and she gained a new vigor. Succeeding Gallerian on her own accord, the Director Doll took on his title as the new Master of the Court. With Ma's encouragement, the Master of the Court decided to pursue Gallerian's plan of creating utopia by gathering the Seven Deadly Sins and send all of humanity to Hell, where it is proposed that this "utopia" will take place.
Using her power, she put on trial all visitors who got past the Master of the Graveyard and would quickly find them guilty, sentencing them to death. After Gammon Octo managed to infiltrate the Theater in an attempt to steal the Venom Sword, he was captured and put on trial. The Judicial Doll quickly convicted him and had him prepared for execution but the Waiter intervened, convincing her to spare Gammon by using him for chores as the "Gardener". When Gammon made his vision known, the Master of the Court didn't give it much attention. Despite this, she questioned whether it was him or Ma who was right about the result of her father's plan. She eventually decided to continue with their plan for utopia and disregarded Gammon's dream. With the entity Irregular inside her "womb", she treated him like her unborn child and sang to him the Clockwork Lullaby to heal him in preparation for his rebirth.
She called the inhabitants to a "trial" meeting in EC 998. Searching for the vessel of Wrath, the Judicial Doll questioned Ma about the location of the vessel with Ma responding that it was in the possession of the Master of the Hellish Yard. Later during the meeting, the Judicial Doll decided to organize the information and gave the Cursed Gardener permission to speak about his reasoning for coming to the theater.
Personality and TraitsEditDue to being confined to her room while in Gallerian's possession, the Master of the Court was naive about the outside world and had a limited perception of right and wrong. For those same reasons, she never saw Gallerian's corruption nor the reasoning behind their home's destruction. As a result, she struggled to develop a moral conscience when confronted with determining right and wrong.
She also showed concern when replacing her father as judge and questioned the morality of judging intruders and executing them, as well as Gallerian and Ma's ultimate plan of sending them all to hell. Despite this, she accepted her role willingly and swung her gavel anyway. Her naivety made her impressionable, Ma's claims of turning hell into a utopia easily manipulating the doll to finish Gallerian's collection so she could see her father again. She showed an enormous adoration for her "father" and the two mutually loved each other as parent and child. After his death, she looked towards him for guidance as she struggled with what to believe: Ma or Gammon's claims about her planned "utopia". She shared a similar love and affection toward her own "child", Irregular. In contrast, she appeared to treat the rest of the theater's inhabitants somewhat coldly.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
GEAR's sacrifice rejuvenated the Director Doll and gave her the capability to walk as well as granting her the powers of the Marlon Spoon. As a result, she wielded the powers of both Greed and Sloth.
Gallerian Marlon: The Doll's perceived father. She cared for Gallerian deeply and wished to please him, singing to him and completely content with his wish to not leave her room. She continued to look to him for guidance after their separation and maintained a hope of saving him from Hell.
Ma: The Master of the Court's partner. She looked to Ma for guidance on how to gather together the Sins and acted on her theory that utopia would be created from assembling them. Despite this, the Master of the Court expressed uncertainty over whether Ma was right or not, and was initially reluctant to trust her.
Gammon Octo: A fellow member of the theater. She initially saw Gammon as a trespasser to be judged and executed, but after Waiter's intervention she became interested in his motives for coming to the theater. She expressed uncertainty over whether his vision of the end times was right or not.
GEAR: The Master of the Court's caretaker. She acknowledged the role GEAR had in her survival, but disagreed with his view on what would happen when the Seven Deadly Sins were reunited.
Irregular: The Master of the Court's perceived unborn child. She treats Irregular with motherly affection, such as in singing the Clockwork Lullaby to heal him, and maintains high expectations for the results of his birth.
Irina Clockworker: The Doll's creator. The Master of the Court did not acknowledge Irina's role in her creation.
Eve Moonlit: The inspiration for the Master of the Court's appearance.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- A clockwork doll is immobile unless you "wind" it up, relating to Sloth's connotation of laziness.
- Hatsune Miku's family name sounds similar to the japanese word 発明 (hatsumei) meaning "invention"; this wordplay possibly connects to the Clockworker's Doll's artificial origin and to Belphegor, the patron demon of Sloth.
- Master of the Court's relation to the Court is connected to the event of Judgment in Hieronymus Bosch's The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things.
- The Clockworker's Doll, ironically, is the first vessel to awaken despite being the vessel of Sloth.
- She is the only awakened vessel of sin with the powers of two of the Seven Deadly Sins.
- While Gallerian states that the Clockworker's Doll is unable to walk, she is shown standing several times in the PV for Miniature Garden Girl.
- Tying her with the sin she represents, the doll usually is depicted "sleeping".
- Her profile on the Evils Kingdom website suggests her disability is due to the leg joints being composed of a weaker material than the rest of the doll's body.