- "Honor and praise our great master."
- ―The Servants[src]
The Servants were a duo serving the Master of the Graveyard. Born as part of the awakening of the Glass of Conchita, they zealously served their master's whims, capturing and cooking intruders and acting on her behalf. They were both derived from the wills of Hänsel and Gretel.
- "Search, search, search for her left, right or below; find the holder of all keys, the Master of the Hellish Yard."
- ―The Servants following Ma's "testimony"[src]
Sometime before EC 990, when the Glass of Conchita awakened in Evil's Theater, the Servants manifested from the residual wills of Hänsel and Gretel. The apparitions, devoted to the Master of the Graveyard, assisted her in guarding the Theater from intruders. The Servants captured, tore apart, and cooked alive any trespassers who entered Evil's Forest, serving them as the Queen of the Dead's meals. When not serving their master's whims, the duo would cause a ruckus in the theater for their own amusement.
They later encountered Gammon Octo, who managed to bypass the Graveyard and breach the theater. Put on trial by the Master of the Court, the Servants demanded, on behalf of their master, that Gammon be executed, eaten, or at least captured. The awakened vessel of Sloth complied, issuing Gammon's execution. However, the Waiter intervened and denied the Servants and their master their wish. When Gammon submitted a "motion" to review the script regarding his vision for the Director Doll's utopia, the Servants attended the faux hearing but largely ignored the prophecy.
In EC 998, the Servants attended the "trial" meeting called by the Master of the Court as they searched for the vessel of Wrath. After Ma claimed the last vessel was in the hands of the Master of the Hellish Yard, the Servants frantically ordered everyone to look "left, right, and deep down below," for her.
Personality and TraitsEdit
As incarnations derived from Hänsel and Gretel, the Servants were fanatically loyal to the Master of the Graveyard due to her resemblance to Meta Salmhofer and believed all should respect and glorify her. Like Arte and Pollo before them, both servants were unbothered by their master's grotesque appetite and cruel demeanor and appeared to have great enthusiasm in her monstrous behavior. Likewise, they seemed mischievous and stirred up trouble in the theater whenever not serving their master's whims.
Because they were degrading copies of their original incarnations, the Servants' will extended to whatever their master wished and did not resist any of her demands. As part of their devotion to her, the servants would speak on the Master of the Graveyard's behalf wherever, becoming very vocal when matters concerning her interests arose.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
Cooking intruders for the Master of the Graveyard, the Servants were capable enough to satisfy their master's tastes and were notably dedicated to their work.
Master of the Graveyard: The Servants' master. The Servants were fanatically loyal to the Master of the Graveyard and helped her catch and kill trespassers, as reminiscent of Arte and Pollo's relationship with Banica. Also similar to the twins, they wanted everyone to respect her as they did.
Gammon Octo: A fellow member of the theater. The Servants' saw Gammon as an insolent trespasser in their master's domain, desiring his death due to this and for the sake of their master's appetite. When he became the theater's choreman, the two were forced to allow him to live.
Arte: A previous incarnation of the female Servant's source. The female Servant's fanatic loyalty to the Master of the Graveyard was reminiscent of Arte's relationship to Banica Conchita.
Pollo: A previous incarnation of the male Servant's source. The male Servant's fanatic loyalty to the Master of the Graveyard was reminiscent of Pollo's relationship to Banica Conchita.
Lemy Abelard: A previous incarnation of the male Servant's source. Lemy Abelard's possession by the Demon of Gluttony was necessary for the Master of the Graveyard to awaken along with her Servants. Because of their connection, the Servants were disturbed by any reminders of his death and reacted violently when faced with it.
Hänsel: The first incarnation of the male Servant's source. The male Servant was born as a remnant of Hänsel's soul and his relationship with Meta Salmhofer was reminiscent of the male Servant's relationship with the Master of the Graveyard.
Gretel: The first incarnation of the female Servant's source. The female Servant was born as a remnant of Gretel's soul and her relationship with Meta Salmhofer was reminiscent of the female Servant's relationship with the Master of the Graveyard.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- Their original incarnations tie them to the Brothers Grimm's tale "Hänsel & Gretel".
- In the original story, Hänsel and Gretel are depicted as gluttonous children, strengthening the Servants' link with the Demon of Gluttony and the Master of the Graveyard.
- The Servants' attire is reminiscent of the clothes of their original incarnations, Hänsel and Gretel; their role to their master is similar to that of Arte and Pollo to Banica Conchita.
- In the Capriccio Farce PV, the Servants' cry to search for the Golden Key is complemented with a small commentary, "That idiot's up above", explaining their reasoning for not searching there.