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!

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 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!

Take this Leo! I told you he is better than Ciel!

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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.


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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.

Grell is fabulouse, funny, and gorgeous! I love how she’s so open about things, sometimes in incredibly comical ways! She doesn’t fit into any trope (sorry, looking at you Ciel) and has a super badass chainsaw!

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4 The Undertaker

My heart races every time I see him I bought his body pillow I sleep with it every night and day I drew pictures of him and hooked it on my wall I just love his beautiful eyes he may have stabbed Sebastian in the book of circus I will still love him and I have a shrine made just for him I worship him every hour I have a picture of him every were I go...and I just get turn on looking at the sexiness!

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!

Unlike A lot of the other characters, Undertaker has a lot of depth and ambiguity to his character. His face reveal displayed his good looks, but even without them, he is undoubtedly my favorite character. He simply keeps me interested and absolutely hooked!

Strong almost killed Sebastian

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5 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.

He was my favorite character when I first watched the show (3 years ago) and he’s still my favorite now. Ciel is boring, Sebastian’s boring because he’s so perfect, and everyone else isn’t fleshed out enough. Also Beast deserves to be higher on this list but hey what do I know?

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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

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

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.


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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 absolutely love Mey-Rin, she such a beautiful badass and my favorite character. She's kind and loyal and a deadly fighter with an epic story and good character development even though she's a mystery

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

Even though she is very clumsy, she is a great addition to Black Butler along with Finny and Bard!

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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 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.

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.

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

She was an amazing villain.

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10 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

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 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.

I love him because he’s really cool, handsome and really nice 👍🏻

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14 Doll/Freckles

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

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!

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

She is my favorite

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15 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

He should at least get 10th place.

His voice in dub is pure bliss

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16 Ronald Knox

He has the best Death Scythe

The lawnmower is perfect

I like him he cool

A lawnmower as a death come no one thought of that sooner...just badass

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17 Beast

Beast is one of the most hated characters in the Black Butler series.
One reason fans hate her is because of her sexual relations with Sebastian of which she had no choice. News flash: She was seduced using Sebastian's super demon powers.
She was a girl that fell in love with someone who couldn't love her in return. Maybe he would have fallen for her if he didn't meet an untimely end.
She also tried to put an end to the Baron Kelvin's scheme by proposing that they run away.
Beast was strong and cared about her adopted family. She deserves more credit.

My favorite character in the entire damn series

18 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.

Really? no opinions? alright, viscount is a bit of a perv but he is like a poet and is a pretty funny guy. besides the 4th episode, he is in my top 10.

19 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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20 Snake

He's cute and I love snakes so that's why he's my favorite!

HE IS SO KAWAII and I like the quiet type


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

21 Joker

I love him so much to be honest and I don't know why he is my fave character (besides Sebastian because like no one can beat bassy) YES I DID COMMENT THIS AT MIDNIGHT AND YES I AM HIGH but like his death actually hurts me to watch to be honest goodbye now xx

He's awesome!

22 Sieglinde Sullivan

Who the heck is she? - Alois

Sullivan best girl hands down no dought (better than Lizzie)

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!

23 Elizabeth Midford Elizabeth Midford

Once you look past her slightly dramatic reactions and sometimes childish behaviour, Lady Elizabeth Midford is actually quite an amazing character. She is strong-willed and isn't afraid to speak her mind, but when she does upset someone, she instantly acknowledges her mistake and tries to make them feel better. She dearly loves her fiancé Ciel Phantomhive, and has made her duty to make him smile again, like she remembers him when they were childern. Sure, in some instances she can be quite demanding, but in almost all of those cases, she was thinking about Ciel and her demands were for things that she thought were going to make him happy again. I can't really say anything else about her, because of minor spoilers, but I can say that I feel that she is an astoundingly sweet individual with her heart in the right place when she makes decisions and always tries to make the people around her (and especially the people she loves) feel happy and cheerful. She is the perfect partner for ...more

No, no, no no no. Elizabeth is a horrible character. She's too childish, too over the top and she's very vain. She's always fussing about how she looks and dictating how everyone around her should look. Like, when she broke Ciel's ring just because she didn't like it. She's a major B-l-T-C-H. And then she starts crying just so nobody gets angry at her... like it's pathetic. She's such a brat. Sure, she might have gotten along with Ciel when they were little but they're not little any more, and they don't relate with each other anymore. They're a bad match, a bad pair and I don't ship them. She goes off in a fit, gets herself in bad situations and puts the people around her in danger just because she can't be mature. She has the mindset of a 7-year-old and I'm honestly surprised that someone like her would be getting engaged already. I feel sorry for Ciel-kun, honestly.

No Lizzy is so annoying especially in episode three. Why is she running around and bothering girls about their dresses? And actually Ciel probably does care for her but he's not crazy about her. AND SHE LOOKS LIKE A TURD

She is annoying sometimes but one hell of a swordfighter!

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24 Ran-Mao

The kids at the play liked her dressed as seaweed

Hot Asian boob lady. enough said.

25 Angela Blanc

Angela is definitely evil, but she is hot and her voice is awesome and she is super fun and interesting to watch (and finnians crush on her is so cute! )

Hypocritical whore. She's the definition of "unclean"!

26 Edward Midford

It is absolutely hilarious how he is so protective of Lizzy... He is a great character who is sadly underrated :(

Edward looks sooo adorable when he gets jealous of Ciel!

Totally I wouldf love him as a big bro

27 Dagger

Noo mah husbando! He NEEDS to be higher! He's so dramatic, adorable, funny and WAY to underrated! Show him some love!

Dagger should be in top ten he is kawaii and jumbo is not better. Aloud is not better either. His love for beast makes even more kawaii.


28 Eren's Mom

Yes, praise her

Eren's mom x eren


Long live the qeen

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29 Gregory Violet

Who is this

To his eccentric personalities and gothic vibe he's just great! Love him~

He’s cute lol

30 Agni

He should be with Soma!

31 Wendy and Peter

I like two peter pans one is from Disney and one is from Once upon a time abc family when they were getting Henry back it took a long time

These two are so badass they need to be higher

What like peter pan?

32 Charles Grey

Why is there no love for this sadistic little angel?

He is the best of all

33 Pluto

He was really enjoyable to watch, and I laughed so hard when Sebastian had to let him live with them at the manor. But I was so sad when the servants had to kill him.

I want Pluto as a pet, DAMN he's hot and adorable. I cried so hard when he died! Also, in the 'Making of black butler' he talks

People be thirsty. It's a dog

Protct the doge thing

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34 Jumbo
35 Alexa Phantomhive
36 Vincent Phantomhive
37 Betty

Betty is the adorable tiger that Beast tamed in Book Of Circus. As Sebastian stated himself; she's got vivid black stripes,adorable round eyes, and plump paw pads. Even though she got a bit too excited about Sebastian and couldn't contain herself. 😂

38 Hannah Anafeloz

Hannah was a she-demon who grew attached to Alois's younger brother, even after she swallowed his soul... I loved how she could have been a mom to both Luca and Alois/Jim

I dislike her she could have saved Alois so much heartache of going after Ciel if she just told him, she was the one who took his beloved brother's soul.

She didn't get my vote (finny did) but she's still a cool character.

She awesome and super kind

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39 Abberline

Abberline was a nice character, I would've liked to see more of him on-screen

He's ok

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