Best Black Butler Characters


The Top Ten

1 Sebastian Michaelis Sebastian Michaelis

Sebastian is perfect. He can do everything and look good while doing it! Seriously, when ciel gets kidnapped, he looked beast when the car exploded behind him, and he looked like it didn't even matter to him!

Sebastian is most definitely one of the top reasons to watch Black Butler! Yes, everyone just goes on and on about him and here is what I have to say: Yeah, he is a demon. That is what makes him better, he has a past and everything and it only makes his character more interesting. He is supposed to be this character that hates mankind (and dogs) but not really, he warms up over time and that just makes him better in the long run!

In addition to being the perfect butler, Sebastian is also unquestionably intelligent, talented, and powerful. He carries out all tasks without fail nor hesitation. Further, Sebastian is extremely classy and handsome.

Sebastian is the reason I finished the series. (Books.) I had to know if he ate Ciel. (Well, his soul.) Sebastian is glorious. - DBZ_Precure_Naruto_BB_Furuba

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2 Ciel Phantomhive Ciel Phantomhive

Everyone is like, oh, Sebastian is amazing, oh, Sebastian is perfect. I don't have a grudge against him, in fact, I think Sebastian is a great character, but I just think Ciel is better. The reason Ciel takes the place of number 1 character in my mind is because I can relate to him, whereas I just can't find anything relatable in Sebastian. Voting always seems to be based around looks these days and although I guess Sebastian is kinda cool but I think more on the personality of the character. Ciel for me is better as I feel for him ( no not like *that* ) but I feel upset for him as his past really gets to me, and we know more about him than most other characters. So sorry Sebastian-lovers, but Ciel is my fave.

Ciel Phantomhive should really be first on the list. No one notices him is because he's always 'blocked' by Sebastian. Here's the thing, without Ciel making a contract with Sebastian, there is no Sebastian. This just shows how big of a part Ciel plays in the Black Butler anime. Ciel always likes to use his most reliable people when accomplishing requests and attempts to use all that he has to do so. I can also relate to Ciel and I love how he always uses a calm approach to solve problems instead of panicking like most characters would do. His clear mind is what helps him to achieve his success in everything he does. Because honestly speaking, if Ciel doesn't order Sebastian to do anything, Sebestain would just be who knows what in the anime. So without Ciel Phantomhive, all Sebastian fans won't even be a fan of Sebastian, THIS IS HOW IMPORTANT CIEL PHANTOMHIVE IS!

Sometimes I hear people say that his/her favourite character of Black Butler is Alois Trancy. For the first episode of the second season, I thought Claude was Sebastian and Alois was replacing Ciel. I thought 'Nobody could replace Ciel ever! ' Alois is a jerk. I hate him. Ciel is much better. Dark ocean blue looks really good on Ciel Phantomhive. He is clearly the greatest character of my most favourite anime.

He still has a heart even though every thing he went through. He faces are so cute but they are mostly an I-don't-care faces. What is cutest about him is that he still cares for Elizabeth, and Sebastian.

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3 Grell Sutcliff Grell Sutcliff

Grell is one hell of a reaper! His love for Sebastian and the color red make him an awesome character! He can make you laugh at his antics, but he can make you mad if you don't like him, but lots of people love him, so that doesn't matter. This lovable reaper has a thing for sexy men and the color red. He also wields a death scythe that happens to be a chainsaw! Grell is awesome, cute, and lovable. Hopefully Sebastian gives in to him!

Grell is probably the most awesome character in the show. He doesn't hide his feelings, meaning that the minute he likes a guy he makes it obvious to the whole world, which I think would be much better for humans today. He makes it obvious and doesn't care what all them haters think. Let's face it: THERE IS NO SHAMING HIS GAME. He doesn't let one rejection take him down. He wants the whole world to know who Grell Sutcliff is and accept it. I honestly think his personality is way better than Sebastian's

Grell is always epic! He has an obsession with Sebastian that can brighten your day. He is by far one of the best characters in Black Butler ever. He also has some of the best quotes in Black Butler. And he's almost like what a fan girl would be like if they were in the anime.

Bassy darling

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4 Alois Trancy Alois Trancy

Alois is my favorite character and I HATE claude for killing alois. In my opinion Alois was a badass psycho blonde that everyone needs in an anime. In my opinion alois definitely should have lived and I would actually pay to bring him back. But alois is a love-hate character for some people. If Alois ever comes back count me in.

I really liked his character and he had so much potential to become... Well... Something A LOT better than what he is right now. He might have been my favorite character if he changed from a spoiled brat who abused his servants to a somewhat learned spoiled brat who abused only Claude. Can he come back now?

Alois is an interesting character in my opinion. His personality is unique and cunning, it just makes feel like he's such a cool character. Like Ciel, he has gone through so much. It makes feel sad every time I see his flashback, but he keeps his smile up. Alois may be sly and spoiled, but he some very unique traits that I don't think any other chracter has. Also, I love his ash blonde hair.

I absolutely love Alois and his personality! He's not my favorite, because Grell takes the cake there, but I adore Alois! I miss him so much! R.I.P

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5 The Undertaker

He's hilarious, sly, an awesome kind of creepy, epic & sexy! I adore Undertaker! I'm so jealous of his hair! I gotta admit that he has an adorable laugh!

I absolutely love Undertaker! We're kinda alike because we both laugh a lot and obsessed with the dead!

Nah, I don't really like The Undertaker. He's alright, but I wouldn't consider him as one of the best characters. He's kinda creepy, and not in a good way.

Undertaker is awesome. He's kinda creepy, eccentric, and an all around oddball. His mind is like some sort of puzzle. His character design is amazinh to. His hair, scars, clothing, well everything ties in with his personality so well.

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6 Finnian

He's so adorable! And just look at how strong he is. He's like, a sensitive, strong (both with how he can lift a tree out of the ground with his bare hands like its nothing, and mentally for pulling through with all that bad stuff happening to him) and adorable boy and I just love him so much

Finny is the most adorable character, and he cracks me up all the time. He got a surprisingly high place based on other poles I've taken! My second vote would have been Ciel.

He's the cutest in all the series! And compared to Ciel, he's always smiling! SO adorable! :3

He's the cutest smol bean ever I'm suprised there aren't many fanfictions about the cutie

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7 Mey-Rin

Mey-Rin is so sweet and caring. Yeah she's a bit clumsy, but her shenanigans are funny and Sebastian fixes them all anyway. I think it's cute how she has a crush on Sebastian. - Erisyuka

I like her ability.. Enemy life cost is just one bullet.. Awesome

Mey rin is SO SO CUTE!

Why is Mey so low? She has such an amazing story and is very relatable!
Although clumsy at times, she's a pretty powerful character that's just trying her best to do her job. My opinion I think she should be at least 4 or 5 in the ranks!

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8 Tanaka

This guy is just overall adorable in my opinion

I love how he sits and drinks tea so calmly!

He's so cute! I want to hug him to pieces!

Ho ho ho

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9 Bardroy

Once he blew up the kitchen with dynamite.

Dynamite not a cooking utensil

He's gonna get lung cancer if he keeps shoving ciraettes down his throat

Barbroy is fun especially when he "accidentally" blows someshing up

10 Madame Red

I really liked her back story, and I was so sad when Grell killed her. Even though he is my favorite character, next to Finny, I will never forget Madame Red.

Her story is so sad yet beautiful, she would have been a great character to see in more episodes.

Grell, why did you kill Madame Red off?! She was such a great character! Not to mention her Japanese voice actress is the same as Edward Elric from FMA and Temari from Naruto.

Meh I was kinda happy she died she was a creep and would've killed her last bit of flesh and blood left besides her own

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The Contenders

11 Drossel Keinz

I love how he sort of speaks to himself, but at the same time speaks aloud to everyone to announce what he's thinking. I love the fact that he is in fact a doll, and he is so creepy that he's perfect!

I had to vote for him because he's hilarious and he deserves to be in the top ten because he made this show hilarious

He is kinda hot I agree with ya there and honestly I say and agree with all the other comments


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12 Lau

Most people think he is a jerk, but I think he is really smart, if not necessarily nice. He does manage to trap Ceil, and Ciel only escapes with the help of Sebastian.

He is smart thank u!

13 William T. Spears

He is the poster child for tall, dark, and handsome! His stoicism and devotion to his job are really attractive to me. He deserves more credit than he's given.

I can't believe he is so underrated. He's such a wonderful character

I just think william is such a handsome and great character, my favourite

He's wonderful, handsome and gets things done. His backstory episode The Story of Will The Reaper made me like him even more.

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14 Doll/Freckles

He is my bea my life and hope he comes as a zombie in the new 2017 movie book of acsgkvgngf ( sorry I can't spell) I think that him and Ceil really had something to be desired hint hint I want them to date and have little baby's. My friend wants me to write Alois. I WANT A GAY COUPLE In BLACK BUTLER!

I relate to her so much, after watching the Book Of Circus arc, along with reading it, she became my favorite character!

She's so beautiful and talented (or should I say he)

Doll is spicy

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15 Viscount of Druitt

Druitt is the sexiest pimp alive and sure he has his flaws but doesn't everyone. It also helps that he is "related" to Alois Trancy!

Druitt is amazing, he's so over-the-top and it's hilarious. I enjoy watching him on screen.

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16 Ronald Knox

He has the best Death Scythe

The lawnmower is perfect

I like him he cool

Senpai y u no notice me

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17 Prince Soma

Why is Soma on such a low rank? He is such a sweet little cinnamon roll, especially after learning his lesson in the Indian Butler Arc! He shares bread with the poor in Season 2, cares deeply about Ciel because he sees him as his best friend (I think it's a shame Ciel doesn't see him as his friend either.) and he even tried his best to be there for Ciel when he was ill in Season 3! Dammit, he sat next to his bed for a full night! How can one not love this underrated prince?

I don't know why, but Prince Soma is so relatable to me. Every time he cries for ciel (his memory loss, etc) it always hits me so hard. And when he opened the black gift box with the "in memory of Ciel Phantomhive" at the end of season 2, that was- that was just ugh. I cried.


Hang on one holy freckled jesus second...

Prince Soma is down HERE?!
He's so concerned for Ciel all the time. When he cries with Agni, it makes me smile always. He is a really good character and adds a range to the characters.
-Though it's not as if they are already miles apart in similarities.

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18 Snake

HE IS SO KAWAII and I like the quiet type


He's really cuteee <3 should be above claudee!

19 Claude Faustus

I just love how Claude is so serious and evil, yet he has such unexpected activities. Who would've thought a strong demon like him would like to knit? I just like how he can be really adorable at times, like with the birds. He's such a gentleman as well. His eyes are beautiful and remind me of a cat. I also love how he just randomly starts tap dancing. He can be a little creepy when it comes to Ciel, but that's what makes him funny. I tend to like guys with colder personalities anyway. And everyone says that Claude is copying Sebastian, I like to think of them as brothers.

Claude was literally the only character since season 1 that could compete with Sebastian, and I personally find him very amusing and kinda funny. Claude is a perfect character and his looks compete with William and Sebastian combined so why not like this guy? All he ever did was kill off a stubborn brat that got really annoying and said really weird stuff that gave you chills...What's not to like?

I don't understand why everyone hates him. The whole second season was two demons fighting over Ciel. That's technically two people fighting over Pocky. He's just a guy obsessed with good food.

He's cool

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20 Sieglinde Sullivan

Sieglinde is so cute! I just love her!

I feel bad for her ya know? every one betrayed her and used her, that's sad. but its great how wolfram treats her they're so sweet!

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1. Alois Trancy
2. Ciel Phantomhive
3. Elizabeth Midford
1. Grell Sutcliff
2. Sebastian Michaelis
3. Ciel Phantomhive
1. Grell Sutcliff
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