- "Praise and worship our great Conchita."
Pollo was the twin brother of Arte and a loyal servant of Banica Conchita. Meeting Banica as a child, the stupid servant served her for over a decade. To prevent the Duke's death, Pollo and his sister kept the Glass of Conchita in their possession, giving Banica the opportunity to forge a contract with the Demon of Gluttony. He was one of Hänsel's reincarnations.
Born in EC 298 in the Grabia region of the Beelzenian Empire, Arte and Pollo's parents died when they were at an early age. In EC 306, the two came to the Conchita Mansion and were hired to serve the family by Ron Grapple, moving in there. Drawn to their new master, Arte and Pollo met the depressed Banica as she holed herself up in the mansion's basement. By the end of the season, they became close friends, with both twins becoming obsessive over her. Over the years, the twins refused to let the head chamberlain into their room to clean and he repeatedly told them to take care of it and its fireplace.
In June of EC 311, Pollo accompanied Arte, Ron, and Banica to Marlon to meet with her betrothed, Prince Carlos. After Banica finished dining with Empress Juno, her Beelzenian ministers, and the Marlon Royal Family in February of EC 312, the twins approached the dining table and began clearing the dishes with Ron. The party then saw Banica suddenly steal and devour the leftovers like an animal and the twins quietly giggled as they watched her eat. Afterward, the furious King Charon broke off the engagement and the Conchita staff returned home with their mistress.
Gourmet Noble BanicaEdit
In January of EC 316, Pollo and his sister joined Banica for her travels abroad, journeying through Elphegort, Asmodean, Levianta, Marlon, and Lioness over the next two years. As the noble researched new cuisine, Pollo studied how to cook the exotic meals. After the three returned to Beelzenia in EC 318, they took a carriage to Gasto before the horses suddenly collapsed. Banica then decided they travel to the Conchita Mansion on foot and the servants obeyed, carrying their luggage as they followed her up the mountain.
Once they reached the manor late that evening, Pollo and Arte followed Banica inside as she greeted Ron. When Arte expressed her outrage that the head chamberlain said they hadn't changed, Pollo spoke up that he only insulted them because he was so happy to see them again. She then furiously questioned why he was happy with that when he didn't understand the meaning. Afterward, the hungry maid dashed to the dining hall and he followed after her, murmuring that it was just how he was.
Later on, Arte and Pollo carried the foreign ingredients Banica discovered to her meeting with Empress Juno in the imperial palace throne room, standing behind the noble as she related her travels. At Banica's call, the servant brought forward the jarred Ziz tiama for the empress to see before handing it to Arte to cook. When his mistress later hoped to show Juno the trauben saplings she brought, Pollo brought the potted plant forward as the noble convinced the royal to support her endeavors to revitalize the Empire's food culture.
After Duke Muzuri died in August, EC 321, and Banica was appointed as his successor two months later, Arte continued serving her new lord, travelling with her to the various foreign nations in Evillious and Akuna. At some point, they came into possession of the red wine glass and became aware of the demon inhabiting it, storing the vessel of sin in a hole at the back of their room's fireplace per Banica's will.
Evil Food Eater ConchitaEdit
- "That's something we'll need someday."
"That's something we'll need to save Lady Banica from ruin."
- ―Arte and Pollo[src]
As Ron insisted it was a cursed object that should be removed, they claimed that neither he or they were the ones to decide that as they inched closer. They then remarked that Banica would decide if she wanted death or a contract and that they would simply obey. Saying he shouldn't interfere, one grabbed the servant's arm before killing him. When the Demon of Gluttony attempted to goad Banica into a contract several days later, one of the twins brought the glass filled with baemu blood for their lord to taste.
After Banica made her contract with the Demon of Gluttony, Pollo continued serving his master's needs and accompanied her to the banquet Duke Oruhari held in November, carrying the insects and spiders Banica desired to eat at the party. During the celebration, Arte and Pollo took out the "dessert" as Banica ordered. In November of the following year, Pollo was given the responsibility of managing the noble's territories in Conchita's place, along with Arte.
As Banica went through a number of cooks in EC 325, the twins gladly murdered each of them after Banica became annoyed with their disgust of her appetite. Once the fourteenth chef, Ildebrando, also annoyed her, Pollo and his sister obeyed her wishes and brutally killed him, crucifying his corpse for their amusement. While preparing Banica's next meal, the twins sung their praises to Banica when they noticed a thief skulking about the mansion. Deciding to make a game out of catching her, the two split up to set up an ambush.
Pollo then hid behind a column and waited until the thief made a run for the stairs, jumping out and grabbing her arm. As he yelled how he caught her and won, Arte came out with a murara pig in hand. He then argued with his sister over him getting the pig from her, letting go of the thief girl; she then threw a smoke bomb to evade them and the two began searching for their intruder. The twins continued to look, calling for her, until she successfully fled the mansion.
When Joseph was hired as a chef in EC 325, Pollo disliked him due to his appearance, and often harassed him with his sister. After the cook spent the night with Banica, Pollo and Arte made breakfast with him the next morning. When imperial messengers began arriving with invitations for Banica, the twins killed them for their master. Later that year, as the Beelzenian army surrounded the estate, Pollo took a knife and brutally killed a soldier. Bringing his body before Banica, the blood-soaked servant greeted her and Joseph with a giggle.
Once Banica unleashed her undead horde upon the Beelzenian troops, Pollo began going on a killing rampage while laughing maniacally. Later, Joseph fled the estate and the twins were tasked with his recapture. Once they tracked him to the neighboring town, they caught the cook and dragged him back to Banica. After his failed murder-suicide attempt on Banica, they followed Banica's orders to cook Joseph, serving him as another one of her meals.
Around August of that year, the servant did his daily duties while wondering where Arte had gone. While traversing the halls, he spotted her bloodied ribbon and, knowing she'd never part with it, wondered what happened. He then approached his master and noticed she seemed to have redder lips than usual, considering if she wore new lipstick. After Banica questioned what he tasted like, the servant noticed how red the carpet was and wondered if it had always been like that. He was then eaten by the curious and hungry Conchita.
The following month, Elluka Clockworker found that the mansion was empty and its owner and staff missing. Finding everything in perfect order, the Empire concluded Arte and the rest of the staff fled with Banica to a neighboring country. While reviewing her films at Evil's Theater, Ma claimed Elluka faced great difficulty in acquiring the Glass of Conchita due to Banica's servants, speculating that Pollo's loyalty to Conchita was due to her resemblance to Meta Salmhofer.
Pollo's succeeding reincarnation, Lemy Abelard, became a loyal assassin for his adoptive mother Julia, given the Glass of Conchita for his birthday. After Lemy's death, his soul merged with the glass and reawakened Hänsel's memories as Pollo, continuing his service to Banica as the Demon of Gluttony's servant. His residual will later awakened from the glass as the male servant.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Pollo was dimwitted and clumsy, acting far more innocent than his twin and often having a blank expression, although sometimes lapsing into a more manic smile like his sister; he also had a peculiar laugh, giggling "gihihi" when amused. As a HER, Pollo was compelled to commit malicious deeds and took pleasure in them. He was very loyal to Banica, willing to serve her and attend to her every whim. Like his sister, Pollo expected their master to be treated with the utmost respect, believing any "traitors" to their master's wishes had to be punished.
Similarly, Pollo didn't hesitate to kill those perceived as a threat to their master's safety. Despite this, Pollo was willing to obey Banica's decisions, regardless of whether her choice was to live or die. As a reincarnation of Hänsel, his fanatic loyalty to his master was due to her resemblance to Hänsel's mother, Meta Salmhofer. Similarly, Pollo held a disinclination towards Joseph due to his resemblance to Adam Moonlit, reminded of feelings of abandonment.
Pollo held a close bond with Arte and the two were nearly always together, even sharing the same room. When together, Pollo usually mirrored Arte with similar movements and gesticulations. Likewise, their relationship was close enough that they would finish each other's sentences seamlessly and sometimes even spoke in unison with one another. Both also shared a hostility towards the other servants entering their room to clean it. Due to their shared dislike for Joseph, the two enjoyed bothering him and constantly harassed him. He also liked playing with the undead soldiers.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
Unlike his sister, Pollo was unintelligent and was not as skilled as some of the other servants with their duties. When cooking meals for Banica, Pollo emphasized quantity over quality. Both his twin and he shared an uncommon youth, maintaining a child-like appearance during the entirety of his tenure as Banica's servant, despite being well into his twenties at the time of his death.. In spite of his small stature, the servant was capable of restraining and killing men nearly twice his size.
Banica Conchita: Pollo’s master. Pollo had a close friendship with Banica stemming from childhood; due to this and Banica's resemblance to Meta, Pollo was fanatically loyal to her and demanded others to respect the duke. The servant would strive to achieve Banica’s aims and follow her decisions no matter what they were. This included both acting on what he perceived Banica would want and obeying her every direct order.
Arte: Pollo’s twin sister. Pollo was very close to Arte and always stayed by her side, eerily in sync with her words and actions. The two shared in equal measure their duties as Conchita’s servants, even up to, later, overseeing the governing of her territories.
Joseph: A fellow employee of Conchita. Pollo saw the chef as reminiscent of Adam Moonlit and disliked him, constantly harassing him with Arte in their day to day interactions. After "Joseph" attempted to betray Conchita, however, Pollo was eager to follow instructions cook him.
Ron Grapple: A fellow servant of Conchita. Pollo, like his sister, disliked Ron’s presence in their room and greatly disapproved of the chamberlain’s interference in Banica’s negotiation with the Demon of Gluttony. Seeing him as a threat to his master, Pollo aided in Ron’s death without remorse.
Hänsel: Pollo's first incarnation. Pollo received his loyalty to Conchita from Hänsel's relationship with Meta Salmhofer, seeing remnants of Meta in Banica. As well as this, he had some recollection of Adam Moonlit, seeing remnants of Hänsel’s foster father in Joseph.
Lemy Abelard: Pollo's later incarnation. Pollo's appearance and soul passed on to Lemy Abelard, and with it he passed on his loyalty to anyone resembling Meta, such as Julia.
Male Servant: An entity derived from Pollo. The male servant's fanatic service to the Master of the Graveyard and appearance were reminiscent of Pollo's in his relationship with Conchita.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- Pollo's name is derived from Apollo, one of the twin gods of Greek mythology; the deity is often associated with Helios and the sun as well as light, healing, plague, truth, and prophecy.
- His original incarnation ties him to the Brothers Grimm's tale "Hänsel & Gretel".
- In the original story, Hänsel is depicted as a gluttonous child, strengthening Pollo's link with the Demon of Gluttony and his master, Banica.
- His credited name in the Evil Food Eater Conchita PV, the Stupid Servant, alludes to his more oblivious nature due to being a reincarnation of Hänsel.
- Like Chartette Langley and his twin sister, Pollo maintains the same youthful appearance despite being much older.
- In an interview, mothy stated that Pollo's average day at the Conchita mansion consisted of cleaning the estate, weeding the garden, feeding the livestock, washing the clothes, playing with the corpse soldiers, and harassing Joseph.