|Alexiel Lucifen d'Autriche|
|Romaji||Arekushiru Rushifen Dōturishu|
|Other Names|| The Prince of Evil|
Allen (after Lucifenian Revolution)
|Born||December 27th, EC 485|
|Died||December, EC 562|
|Affiliation(s)||Kingdom of Lucifenia (formely)|
Kingdom of Elphegort (formerly)
Great Levin Church(Held sect; formerly Levia)
- "I am the Kingdom of Lucifenia's Prince: Alexiel Lucifen d'Autriche. Now, kneel to me!"
- ―Prince Alexiel[src]
Alexiel Lucifen d'Autriche, referred to as The Prince of Evil, is a princess of the Kingdom of Lucifenia and the twin brother of Prince Riliane. Selfish and whimsical, he was well known for her short, tyrannical reign. He fell under the influence of the Demon of Pride.
- "The sun is always alone, isn't it...? Just like... me..."
- ―Prince Alexiel[src]
Later on, Alexiel played in the sand and uncovered a small, black box. Calling to his sister, they examined it and then excitedly openly the box but were disappointed only to find a hand mirror. While the prince held the small mirror, a demon manifested around them and Alexiel became scared. As it gawked at them, the prince decided to walk away and leave the demon, but was soon after surrounded by the demon's ethereal form and struggled against it. Reaching out to Riliane, Alexiel became possessed by the demon and both were rendered unconscious. Waking up during twilight, the prince told his twin that he was hungry and, after reburying the box, they returned home. Becoming increasingly hungry, Alexiel began staying in the kitchen to gorge himself on food. During their three o'clock snack time another day, the demon appeared to both twins and asked to have their meals, but the prince refused to share.
While playing at the beach again, Alexiel wanted to go home because it was getting dark, but Riliane told him to not be afraid and just hold her hand. Afterward, Alexiel told her that if she wrote down her wish, put in a bottle, and threw it in the sea, it would come true. Riliane told her brother she wished that in her next life, she could become a horse because the palace was boring and she wanted to freely play outside with him anywhere they wanted. Sometime after, Riliane was influenced by Minister Presi to take interest in becoming her deceased father's heir and began treating Alexiel coldly as a result. Presi later led Riliane from the kitchen to Prime Minister Genesia's room. While eating a hare mate, Riliane witnessed Presi murder the noble and Elluka Clockworker came in soon after. When the horrified sorceress asked what she was eating, Riliane happily admitted it was a hare. Presi then transplanted the demon possessing her to himself and Riliane passed out. After Presi's defeat, the demon repossessed her but was exorcised by Elluka, removing many of the princess' memories in the process.With Prince Alexiel pronounced dead due to an assassination attempt, Riliane became the sole successor to the throne, attended by Mariam Futapie as one of her new personal maids. In the years that followed, Riliane became acquainted with Kyle Marlon and the two became very close. Their parents determined that on Riliane's fifteenth birthday, she would marry Kyle. At some point, Kyle gave her a shell necklace as part of their courtship. At the age of thirteen, after the death of Queen Anne, the young princess attended her mother's funeral, weeping in front of her casket. Around this time, she received a hand mirror from Ney Futapie, one of her maids, and kept it in her possession, becoming unknowingly possessed by the Demon of Pride. In the wake of Anne's death, Riliane attended an assembly of the ministers in the Hall of Sounds and argued that only one of royal blood had the right to rule the nation, namely her. As the ministers began to interject, the Princess qualified that she'd postpone her coronation until becoming an adult, but reiterated that she would be the new ruler in her mother's place.
Reign of Evil
- "I'm not playing. I am the Princess of this country. I have the authority to behead someone, no matter the crime. Therefore, I'm not playing around."
- ―Riliane, The Daughter of Evil[src]
The day after taking control of the government, Riliane saw Leonhart Avadonia in the halls with a boy that greatly resembled her. She approached them, curious who he was, and the Captain of the Royal Guard explained that he was a new servant, Allen. The Princess then excitedly noted their resemblance and immediately grabbed the boy to start helping her but Leonhart insisted the head maid, Mariam, dress him first before serving by her side. Taking a second look at his shabby appearance, the Princess agreed and stated she'd patiently wait in the meantime before leaving the two. Later, the new menial was brought before her by Mariam and she happily took him to attend to her needs. Soon after, she decided to play a game and chased after the servant through the halls in an attempt to put her hair accessories on him. After successfully putting a bow in his hair, they played again and Riliane threatened to behead the elusive servant if he didn't stop. Tackling him, she began putting her hair tie on him when she noticed Mariam and Elluka were there and vehemently noted Leonhart's absence. When asked if she was injured, the Princess brushed it off while finishing her tie, and happily showed them how she had won twice.
After Mariam fixed up Riliane's work, much to her delight, the head maid insisted she didn't recklessly threaten to behead someone, even if she was playing. The Princess denied she was playing, saying she was the country's Princess and had the authority to behead anyone as she pleased. With a dark smile, she stated that she wouldn't play games with it before taking Allen and leaving. As the new ruler, Riliane imposed heavy taxes on all the townsfolk and purged anyone who opposed her regime, save for Captain Leonhart due to his place as one of the Three Heroes. As the knight remained obstinated to her policies again and again, Riliane grew more and more hateful of the warrior with each altercation.The day before her fourteenth birthday, Riliane was asked by Leonhart to distribute the palace’s food reserves to the people to compensate for the famine. In response, Riliane provided an alternate solution: if they couldn't eat bread, let them eat cake. The conversation evolved into a heated quarrel and the Princess refused to assist the people. The next morning, Riliane was struck with the idea of having a massive cake for her celebration and ordered the patisserie to bake it for the nighttime celebration. Later devising a plan to have Leonhart executed, Riliane sneaked out through the secret passage in her room early the next morning and rode her horse, Josephine, through the Forest of Bewilderment until she reached the coastline, although cutting her hand along the path. Certain no one would find her before she missed the birthday celebration, she sat on the beach with Josephine. As the sun began to set, she began staring at it when the sound of someone's voice startled her.
Surprised to see Allen, she asked how he knew of her hiding place. At the mention that Leonhart was worried about her, she snorted how she might've gotten him executed if she missed the ball. As thoughts of how protected the Captain of the Royal Guard was creeped into her mind, she suddenly exploded in anger over it before quickly recomposing herself. Moaning how Allen had ruined her plan, the servant apologized and Riliane said it couldn't be helped and that they should return home. After getting up, the servant touched her hand and Riliane shouted and slapped him for his insolence. Explaining how her hand was injured, the princess realized his intent and allowed him to heal her small wound while considering using the scratch as an excuse to execute Leonhart. Noticing her servant was still holding her hand after applying the ointment, she ordered him to release it. Laughing at how she finally saw him become flustered and emotional over that, rather than when she slapped him, she told him they should head back since the sun was setting.Allen then recommended they take the path toward the port since it was faster than the path through the woods, much to the surprise of the princess. Embarrassed, she began running towards the port but Allen reminded her about Josephine. Told to signal a beacon for the royal guard at the port city, she asked if he was coming but he stated he didn't know how to ride horses and would follow her on foot. The Princess, mounting Josephine, said they'd travel there together and they began their trek toward the port. Staring at the setting sun, she commented on how the sun was always alone, like her, to Allen. Once the signal was made at the port, the two awaited for the royal guard and Riliane was confronted by the furious Leonhart. Lectured for her dangerous actions, the Princess coldly responded that it was their job to prevent such stunts and that they should be glad she was unharmed. Reminding them of who she was and her absolute power, Riliane commanded her subjects to kneel before her and looked on with satisfaction as they immediately obeyed.
That night, Riliane attended her birthday celebration, smiling on her throne as nobles bowed their heads to congratulate her. Seeing Kyle approach her, the excited princess greeted her fiancé and later led him along through the crowds as they attended the festivities before returning to her throne. While Prime Minister Minis publicly addressed the guests, she was overjoyed to see the servants deliver her gargantuan birthday cake, and ran up to the giant dessert to sample its taste. Once the treat was finished and the party ended, Riliane retired from the Hall.
A few days later, Riliane and the ministers held a trial in the Hall of Sounds for a politician who had spoken out against her at the ball to some foreign guests. At its conclusion, the Princess condemned him to the guillotine. Once the trial ended, Riliane left to eat but recognized the poor food quality and only four knives when she had specifically ordered to have five when eating. She returned to the Hall of Sounds, angrily calling for Minis. When the Prime Minister approached her, she yelled at the trembling minister when the servant Asan suddenly roared and charged at her with the missing knife. Frozen, Riliane watched as Allen intervened and disarmed Asan, thwarting his assassination attempt. Regaining her composure, she ordered the guards to seize him, and had him executed the next day. Since then, she alienated herself from everyone save for four: Allen, Chartette Langley, Ney, and Mariam. Of those, she only permitted Allen to be with her in her room.
Three days after the assassination attempt, Riliane heard rumors circulating among the chefs about the ingredients arriving being "unnatural". Furious, she stormed into the kitchen and demanded for Mariam. When her daughter, Ney, responded that her mother was absent, the seething Riliane turned her attention to the maid and asked if she knew about the rumors; soon after, she queried if the servants were stealing food from the palace. Denying it, Riliane threatened that if anyone dared to do so, they would immediately be beheaded. Noting Ney's love for gossip, she asked how the maid knew about these rumors but she was at a loss for words. A chef joined the conversation and claimed to have seen someone stealing food from the palace barns that was too tall to be a servant and Ney finally admitted she knew who it was. Her anger growing, the princess threatened to have Ney's head cut off if she didn't tell her, and the maid confessed the culprit was Leonhart.
Having heard vile rumors about Leonhart from Ney, such as lechery, war crimes, and treason, the princess decided to have Allen assassinate him. Riliane ordered the servant to her room after dinner. First congratulating him for protecting her from Asan days earlier, she asked about his fencing ability. When Allen confessed his father taught him, she bragged about her own fencing capabilities, but still commended Allen's skills. Desiring the use of his swordplay, she wrote her order on a piece of parchment and placed it in a bottle before giving it to Allen. She then instructed the confused servant to read the message. Seeing his shock at her assassination order, she explained how she wanted Allen to do it since the other palace guards wouldn't dare to do it. Her servant asked why she used such an odd method to tell him and she claimed someone told her about it long ago, although she couldn't remember who.
When Allen asked why she wanted Leonhart killed, Riliane said it was because his constant obstinance weared out her patience, briefly devolving into a tantrum about how she hated him. She then clarified it was because of the rumors she heard. When asked, she stated it was Ney who told her and, in response to Allen's skepticism, the princess explained that Ney may love gossip but wouldn't lie and noted how her words alone couldn't kill him because of his prestige. She then told Allen about her scheme to silently kill Leonhart without the public's knowledge, having him poisoned while she convered with him regarding his stealing and affirmed it was only their little secret.
The next night, Riliane invited Leonhart to join her in her room. Once he arrived, she told him to sit down. Although the swordsman felt uncomfortable having the two of them isolated together at night, she claimed their conversation was private, jokingly asking if he wanted to sexually assault her. Laughing at the intimidated swordsman, Riliane brushed off her joke since he preferred women with large breasts like her mother. Joking, they talked about Queen Anne's crushes before Riliane commended Leonhart for stealing from the palace to feed the people and agreed with his cause, offering to allow him to freely transport food from the palace to the hungry masses if he received her permission.
Claiming she wanted to improve their relationship for the future, the princess offered Leonhart drugged Blood Grave, commenting how it was the favorite wine of Vampiress Vanika Conchita, though assuring him there was no blood in the concoction like in the fairy tale. When asked if she also wanted some, Riliane responded how she didn't like alcohol and didn't understand struggling with it. They continued celebrating until late at night. After Allen successfully assassinated the drunk and drugged Captain of the Royal Guard, Riliane had his body disposed of in the nearby river. Although offering to hold a public funeral once his body was discovered, his family refused.
Sometime later, the Freesis Firm in Elphegort and the Kingdom of Marlon provided relief aid to ease the people's starvation. A conference was held in the Halls of Sounds regarding the political discussions had afterwards. Allen reported first to the princess about his meeting with Keel Freesis. Hearing Allen report that Keel was interested in the state of affairs within Lucifenia, Riliane brushed it off with disinterest, confident the merchant wasn't planning anything of major concern. As the other merchants discussed the matter, Riliane nodded with increasing disinterest as she wondered what her next snack for the day would be. Before Allen stepped down, she asked the servant and he responded it was brioche.
Afterward, Minis gave his report. Riliane was stunned when she saw the Marlon Royal Family's gift baby octopus for Elluka and, disgusted by the creature, let the court mage have the gift. Impatient, Riliane asked if King Kyle spoke about their wedding and Minis gave her Kyle's letter. Reading it, she became outraged that Kyle broken their engagement and had chosen a "green-haired girl" instead. Screaming about whom had seduced her Kyle, the ruler screamed for Mariam and ordered the Head of Maids and member of the Three Heroes to uncover the identity of Kyle's green-haired lover. Later on, the princess cried, broken-hearted.
- "Since we don't exactly know her... ah, sure! Killing them all is fine! Minis, prepare the troops at once! Kill all the green-haired women!"
Less than a week later, Mariam reported to the princess her scant findings while she was in her room along with Allen and Elluka. Infuriated, Riliane smashed the jewelry box with Kyle's gifts to her on the floor and had a tantrum about why Kyle rejected her. Minis entered her room, hearing the noise, and Riliane calmed down, quietly ordering the Prime Minister to destroy Elphegort. Demanding he prepare the army to slaughter all of the green-haired women, the minister tried to reason that the forests between the two countries made it impossible to invade but Riliane simply ordered the forest to be burned. When Elluka spoke out against Riliane's rash behavior, she ordered the mage to be beheaded. Elluka immediately resigned and left; the seething Riliane ordered Allen to kill her while demanding Minis stay. After speaking again with her minister, they both left the room.
During the Green Hunting, Riliane and Ney spoke in the Servant Room and the princess learned that Allen had been keeping the location of Kyle's lover, Michaela, secret from her. After commending Ney for her information, Allen walked in, confused about why she was in the servant quarters, and Ney left. The princess order the servant to sit and venomously questioned where he had been. The servant responded he had gone out to buy some spring onions and Riliane asked what kind and if they were still alive. Saying he didn't understand, Riliane clarified she asked if The Daughter of Green was still alive. Noting Allen's apparent betrayal for not mentioning Michaela earlier, Riliane said she couldn't hate Allen and would give him another chance. Before giving him his new instruction, she wrote down a new order on a piece of parchment and placed it in her bottle: Kill Michaela.
After The Daughter of Green was confirmed dead, Riliane, Ney, and Chartette hung out together in the palace's Heavenly Yard. During their talks, Chartette recommended her favorite novel to the princess and Riliane joked how she finally understood why she was always leaving the palace. When Chartette noted Ney often left too, Riliane asked if the friends Ney went out to see were boys and they continued to happily converse until Riliane heard the Levin Church bells signal it was three o'clock, noting it was snack time. Allen then brought her brioche as she happily smiled.
After the assassination attempt on Minis, Riliane and the other ministers convened in the Hall of Sounds to discuss the war in Elphegort and the shortage of soldiers due to the prolonged conflict. Remembering Allen's report from the Freesis Mansion Riliane mentioned using Gast Venom's mercenaries, which the conference eventually agreed upon. With the Venom Mercenary Group hired, Gast respectfully thanked the princess in the Hall of Mirrors. In response to his gratitude, Riliane noted how she had mistaken the "Demon of Asmodean" for a woman due to his beautiful face. Gast laughed it off, saying she shouldn't judge anyone by their appearance. Agreeing, she mentioned his past defeat against Leonhart but was interested in seeing his prowess, given Leonhart's death. Finished bantering, she ordered Allen to give Gast a tour of the palace and walked off. Sometime after that, Allen had served her cake at three as she watched the sunset in the Heavenly Yard. While eating, she noted the sky foretold an apocalypse.
- "I always felt I was alone. But Allen, you... are the last one by my side. You have done everything for me, even now."
As the revolutionaries began to overtake the palace, the unnerved Riliane ate snacks in her room with Allen and answered the servant how she wanted brioche or something less sweet. She finally weakly asked him if she would be killed and began breaking down with the realization that the people would never forgive the awful things she had done. As she tried to continue eating, she dropped her fork and asked Allen to hold her hand. When the servant complied, she calmed down and confessed that she just wanted to be strong like her mother, barely holding back her tears. Thanking Allen for always being with her despite her loneliness, the servant asked her to swap clothes with him.
After doing so, Riliane teased how well her dress suited him, noting how it was like they were twins. She then noted how his shabby-looking clothes were surprisingly comfortable and Allen replied she should be able to escape with those clothes. Confused by his words, the servant told her to escape the palace on Josephine. Riliane condemned the idea, saying the revolutionaries would send out a search team if she tried. When the servant brushed off the idea, demonstrating how the "princess" was still there, Riliane refused and said he would eventually be exposed when the servant hugged her, saying they didn't know they were twins and wouldn't recognize her. Shocked by the revelation, the confused and crying princess asked why he was choosing to get killed for her and Allen responded that she had been an evil girl and therefore her evil blood also flowed through him, so he would take her place.
Saying she didn't want that, Allen comforted the sobbing princess and, releasing their embrace, left the room. Chasing after him, Riliane tried to open the door but struggled with the lock. As Allen recounted how their mother did this to them when they got in trouble and they simply cried in each other's arms, the princess begged her brother to fill more of the void in her memories and hear more about their past. When he left, she weakly begged for him not leave her alone. She banged on the door before heading down her room's secret passage to Josephine and fleeing the palace, her glass bottle in hand. Nearly a week later, the fugitive princess, disguised in a cloak, attended her public execution. Seeing Allen take the stand, she watched in horror as the "princess" was beheaded before the vehement crowd.
Humility and Regret
- "No matter what kind of person I am... for example, if I were a heinous, wicked person... would you still treat me like you do now?"
- ―Rin and Clarith[src]
Sometime after Allen's death, the weak and hungry Riliane collapsed at the port town and was found by Clarith. As the girl attempted to get help from a bakery, the princess clung to the white-haired nun, begging her not to leave her alone. When Clarith and the bakery owner saw how thin she was, Riliane was carried to the Held Monastery and the former princess began living there under the pseudonym "Rin". Haughty, Riliane acted spoiled and complained about the food she was given and treated everyone with disdain.
One day, one of the nuns argued with her when she was found in the toolshed not working, and warned her that she wouldn't get any food. Clarith came to help her, but the former princess refused to work, saying Clarith could smuggle her food instead. When Clarith refused to do that for her, the lazy Riliane childishly whined that she wouldn't do her work. However, after hearing Clarith and another orphan, Donnie, talk about how even trash could carry their shovels and that Clarith would reward the boy with a snack for his efforts, Riliane snatched the tools from him and began working. Later, she ate her vegetables, learning from her labor in the fields the scarcity of food. She asked Clarith about her plant, which Clarith said was her special friend; the former princess thought it was weird. When putting back the utensils, "Rin" asked her friend if she would treat her the same even if she was a terrible person.
- "I was convinced that in order to make the country prosper, the ruler must have absolute power. However, it all ended up in capricious and arbitrary ways. I was just using my own power for my own prestige. I was just a stupid, ignorant little girl."
- ―Rin's confession[src]
Instead, Clarith used the knife to cut her hair, unable to kill the lonely princess before her. Sometime later, Riliane and Clarith prayed before planting the tree sapling containing Michaela's spirit next to the Millennium Tree in the Millennium Tree Forest. Clarith apologized to Rin for cutting her hair short but the former princess didn't mind, finding it easier to manage her shorter hair. Riliane then asked the white-haired girl if she could teach her how to make brioche, to which Clarith agreed. After the tree sapling was planted, they both offered up prayers again. Rin began to cry, saying she was sorry, followed shortly after by Clarith. The two of them continued to cry until nightfall.
Life at the Conventrich woman chastising her servant. While staring at their exchange, the woman saw Rin and asked if she worked at the monastery and if she could give them directions to visit a friend. The girl happily agreed and led the two as the woman explained their trials to find the place. After receiving the woman's thanks, Rin asked who the friend she hoped to visit was and the woman responded it was Clarith.
Sometime later, Rin was introduced to Yukina Freesis by Clarith when the former planned to stay at the monastery. After the child introduced her friend, Germaine Avadonia, to the girl, Rin became tense at the sight of her. After an awkward silence, Germaine politely greeted the former princess and then both women left the room. Later on, Rin discovered that Yukina's mother, Mikina was spotted near the beach, and told the writer immediately. When they arrived at the shore where Germaine confronted the aristocrat, Mikina was discovered to be under the influence of Abyss I.R. and attacked the trio. Once Yukina was surrounded by the Marlon Spoon's blue flames, Rin sneaked up on the sorceress and attempted to steal the spoon, forcing Abyss to release the spell. Abyss I.R. then attempted to use the Glass of Conchita on the relentless Rin but failed and the red cat, her true body, was slain by Germaine shortly after.
- "Sixty-five years seems to be long time, but it is a short and happy life. I feel relieved to entrust the work to Rin."
- ―Yvette in a letter to Yukina[src]
Rin was eventually baptized as a nun and, twenty three years later, became head of the monastery at age 43. After Clarith had left the monastery to establish her own convent, Rin kept in touch with her and they remained close. She continued raising the orphans there, treating them kindly and working hard to make them happy. In EC 562, surrounded by the orphans she took care of, the 77 year-old Rin passed away quietly.
Historically, Princess Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche, The Daughter of Evil, was believed to have been executed during the Lucifenian Revolution. However, Yukina Freesis wrote a novel about the true story that had gained popularity around the world centuries later during the time of Gallerian Marlon. The judge was skeptical about the story due to the fact that it claimed Riliane survived, although Ma insisted it was true. The Waiter of Evil's Theater shared many traits and qualities with the spoiled princess, although she would lament about losing her "other half" much like Riliane would after the revolution.
Personality and Traits
- "In this world, only the concept of "dominance and being dominated" exists. If everyone were equal, it would be impossible to constitute a society."
- ―Riliane expressing her aristocratic worldview[src]
After being possessed by the Demon of Pride, Riliane's selfishness and arrogance were amplified and she haughtily disregarded anyone below her. Given her political power, the Princess often abused her power to achieve her selfish desires and condemned anyone to death for a variety of reasons, from saying rude remarks to her, accidentally spilling water on her skirt, or even smiling. Treating other people as dolls or toys, Riliane freely threw them away when she didn't want them anymore, putting them to death for simply not being pleasing in her eyes. Those that hindered Riliane's wants were also murdered and she couldn't stand the concept of someone rebelling against her own wishes. Although maintaining her dominant facade in public, Riliane would have sporadic tantrums when such displeasing thoughts came across her mind, exploding in anger whenever she was privately with someone she trusted. Given her lavish lifestyle, the princess had a love for sweets since childhood and her mind often meandered to the thought of what her next snack would be when bored.
Much of Riliane's obstinate attitude and disregard for others spawned from her desire to emulate her mother Queen Anne. Recognizing how Anne was admired for her strength as a ruler despite her husband's death, Riliane wished to share in that and refused to portray herself as weak when in public and tried hard to never let others see her cry, although Kyle's rejection and Allen's sacrifice brought her to tears. In respect for her mother, Riliane refused to be addressed as "Queen" until she came of age and maintained her title as Princess. Hoping to not be manipulated by the ministers for her young age, she fell into her headstrong habits, although her own selfish will and demonic possession caused her to stray from her original intentions. Raised on the philosophy of absolute rule, Riliane strongly believed in the hierarchy and that one had to either dominate or be dominated in order for a functioning society to exist; she therefore did not believe in the equality of all life and that dishonesty would pervade in such a system. Although the ministers' influence faded with her tyranny, Riliane became consumed by the power of dominating an entire country.In spite of her strong and unbending attitude, Riliane was insecure and felt lonely. Because of Elluka Clockworker's exorcism when she was six, Riliane lost many of her childhood memories, including those of Alexiel. Having almost always accompanied her brother when they were kids, the Princess felt a deep loneliness after their separation and the deaths of her father and later her mother left her feeling increasingly alone. Although compensating this with surrounding herself with nobles and ministers to gawk at and praise her or tremble in her presence, Riliane's insecurity became more apparent after many of the ministers and maids fled from the palace and left her alone. After Kyle's rejection, Riliane's envy made her increasingly paranoid as her trust in others dwindled and held other's loyalty to even more strict standards. Therefore, Riliane appreciated Allen's loyalty when everyone else abandoned her, although unable to thank him until she felt her end approaching. When Allen attempted to sacrifice himself, Riliane became desperate to avoid losing him as well and resorted to feebly begging for him not to leave her.
Despite her selfishness and childish tantrums, Princess Riliane acted amicable towards a select few, namely Chartette Langley, Ney Futapie, and Allen. Trusting them and Head of Maids Mariam, they became the only servants allowed to be near her after Asan's assassination attempt and only her protector, Allen, was permitted to be alone in her room with her. Because of her faith in Allen's steadfast loyalty, Riliane felt betrayed when she learned he hid Michaela's location from her; similarly, Riliane attempted to act like a normal girl when around Chartette and Ney, trusting greatly in the latter as an informant on rumors, gossip, and factual information. She also had a child-like crush on Kyle and treated him like an older brother, attentive to please him and always excited to see or hear from him. In reverse, she despised Leonhart heavily for being a constant hindrance to her rule, but maintaining a position that made killing him near impossible. She similarly hated the royal guards and refused to let any of them come near her.Because of Allen being her twin brother, Alexiel, Riliane felt the same ease when holding her servant's hand as when she did with him, and felt sensitive to the servant even touching her as a result. Although lacking many memories of her twin, she remembered the legend of the sea Alexiel told her about and employed the method in a twisted manner to have her dearest "wishes" granted, often when ordering Allen to murder someone for her. After learning of Allen's identity and witnessing his death, she became torn with guilt, which remained with her for the rest of her life.
Although still maintaining her selfish attitude even after the Demon of Pride no longer possessed her, Riliane began to recognize the importance of loving and respecting all life. Having been forced to work in order to survive, the princess grew humbler over time and stopped complaining about the poorer quality of food she ate at the convent. During her stay at the orphanage, Riliane's interactions with the nuns and fellow orphans became more and more friendly and she eventually began addressing them politely. Clarith in particular became Riliane's best friend after the revolution and confided in her throughout her life. When the white-haired nun attempt to kill her, Riliane accepted her will and quietly awaited her death. Due to Clarith's example, "Rin" became more kind-hearted, loving, and supportive of others, eventually converting to the Held sect of Levin and adopting its principles to heart. Riliane's favorite phrase was "Oh, it's snack time" and brioche was her favorite snack to eat.
Skills and Abilities
- "I also learned fencing when I was little. The soldiers made several attempts to beat me but I never lost. I’m so powerful, aren't I?"
- ―Riliane boasting her "achievements"[src]
As a princess thrust into the role of politics, Riliane lacked much experience in the political field and largely abused her power. Regardless, she did have political savvy and was well aware she couldn't simply publicly kill Leonhart without facing large opposition from the nobles and populace alike. She also had a certain degree of manipulation, capable of fooling Leonhart into believing she supported his just cause and running away in order to have a proper excuse to execute him. Despite this, her unpredictable temperament made her often act rashly without consideration of the consequences.
Because of her place as the absolute ruler of the most powerful kingdom of the time, Riliane was effectively the most important person in Evillious and was able to demand almost anything that she wished. She was also very skilled at horseback riding and presumed to be good at fencing, although no soldier dared fight her seriously for fear of injuring her. However, she had no skills in cooking and cleaning because the servants had done that for her. After the revolution, Riliane began to learn how to farm and cook, learning from Clarith how to make brioche. Among the basic, everyday tasks she learned, she also became adept at managing the orphans, even being trusted to act as the Head Nun.
Allen Avadonia: Riliane's twin brother. Riliane and Allen were close friends in childhood, with Riliane becoming lonely from his absence even when losing her memories of him. She viewed him as one of the few servants that she could trust, impressed with his skills and using his loyalty to her as a means to fulfill her every wish. During and after the revolution, Riliane finally recognized Allen, appreciated how he aided her, and mourned his death.
Kyle Marlon: Riliane's fiancé. They became good friends in childhood, with Riliane developing a crush on Kyle. After he rejected their engagement, she cried for the first time in her reign and became intensely jealous of his professed love, in her rage sparking the Green Hunting. Despite ordering the murder of Michaela, she was still hurt and bewildered when Kyle refused to send aid to Lucifenia during the revolution.
Clarith: A nun who aided Riliane after the revolution. Initially Riliane treated her and her beliefs with scorn, however as time went on the two became friends, Clarith becoming like a big sister. Her gentler outlook on life caused Riliane to repent for her ways and she felt no anger when Clarith appeared to be about to kill her. She learned how to cook from Clarith and they took comfort from each other's friendship.
Chartette Langley: One of Riliane's maids. She forgave Chartette's habit for breaking things due to the girl's upbeat personality, being one of the few servants Riliane trusted to be near her after Asan's attempted assassination. As the revolution became worse, Chartette fled the palace and Riliane believed the maid had betrayed her.Allen
Ney Futapie: Another of Riliane's maids and half-sister. Riliane relied on Ney to provide her with information about the palace and rumors concerning her plans, such as rumors about Leonhart's shortcomings and Michaela's location. After Asan's attempted assassination, Ney was one of the few servants Riliane trusted to be near her. During the revolution, Ney left the palace and Riliane believed she had betrayed her.
Mariam Avadonia: The Captain of the Royal Guards. Alexiel hated her for undermining his decisions and arguing for him to think of the people, though he was frustrated in being unable to publicly execute one of the Three Heroes. He plotted for Mariam's death nontheless, utilizing 's fencing ability and tricking him into drinking drugged wine.
Leonhart Futapie: Riliane's Head of Maids. Riliane relied on her skills in espionage when trying to discover certain information, such as the identity of Kyle's lover. After Asan's attempted assassination, Leonhart was one of the few servants Riliane trusted to be near her. Though she ordered her around with impunity, Riliane was intimidated by Mariam's serious and cool-headed nature.
Germaine Avadonia: The daughter of Alexiel's Captain of the Royal Guard. Riliane did not meet her in her time as a princess, but her role in Leonhart's death caused Germaine to vow revenge against her. Five years later, she met and made peace with Germaine while working in the Held monastery.
Arth Lucifen d'Autriche: Alexiel's father. Alexiel viewed Arth with great respect and honored him by retaining the title of prince until he came of age. He wished to emulate his example as a strong king who never showed his weak side, wishing to be beloved like he was.
Hänsel: An intended past incarnation. Alexiel was fated to be a reincarnation of Hänsel and shares the boy's appearance, but due to the disturbance of fate caused by Abyss I.R. and Sohni Elphen no Hänsel was born.
Conceptualization and Origin
- Riliane's name is partially inspired by the name of her representative Vocaloid, Rin, both names beginning with the letters "ri"; she later uses the name "Rin" as her own after the Lucifenian Revolution.
- Alexiel is inspired by Marie Antoinette; like his real life counterpart, he was assumed to royal duties at an early age due circumstances related with an illness, which left him as the only candidate.
- Both characters were profligate with a like for fancy dresses and constantly seeking amusement before being overthrown by a revolution and condemned to the guillotine.
- Alexiel's last name "d'Autriche" means "from Austria" in French, a name shared with Marie Antoinette.
- Alexiel also says the phrase "Let them eat cake", popularly attributed to Marie Antoinette; both monarchs share brioche as their trademark food.
- Alexiel owns a horse, Innovator; the horse is often the representative animal of pride.
- The disguised Riliane's escape from the palace during the revolution would be historically credited to Allen and used as an example of his disloyalty to her highness.
- He shares the same birthday (December 27) with her Vocaloid.
- Riliane was originally fated to be the next reincarnation of Gretel, but Ney's birth disrupted the cycle and the Marlon spy was born the next Gretel instead.