Best Black Butler Characters


The Top Ten

1 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.

I have the biggest crush on him

I love to cosplay him

I love Ciel he is my favorite character I have a body pillow of him

2 Sebastian Michaelis Sebastian Michaelis

Sexy beast.

Can I get some cake?

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

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!

3 Grell Sutcliff Grell Sutcliff

Many people may already know, but... there is a possibility that Grell is a WOMAN. I searched for more info, but it seems that he is both genders. Don't know what to do with it, but do whatever you want, but just don't forget it. You can shock your friends with it too! Have experience with it, don't worry

Respect Wahmen

I love Grell Sutcliff, he's funny and just...A PRETTY BOY! Who can defeat his beauty of a grim reaper!?

Grell is the best character. I mean who can beat the deadliness and beauty of this grim reaper!?

4 The Undertaker

Let's just take a moment to appreciate Undertaker. He took on 2 Reapers & a Demon without glasses, meaning he was at a disadvantage, yet he was still able to damage them all severely. Add on the fact he was able to walk off without a scratch, only losing his mourning jewelries, so in my opinion, that makes him the most powerful character.

I just adore Undertaker, that giggly bastard would want to make me die for him. Plus he can be adorable sometimes!

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!

5 Alois Trancy Alois Trancy

I love Alois Trancy for some reason

Best character, best origin story, best looking guy on show, actually a good villain unlike ash and angela which they had no reason to do what they did.

alois could be number one if season 2 wasnt mediocare, he saved the season

In my opinion, the story of the second season should've been
entirely focused on Alois. The idea of his character is very unique
and requires a better development. I would be very grateful if someone told me about a protagonist of any type of fiction
that would resemble him.

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.

6 Finnian

Finney is cute

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.

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

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

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

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!

Yes, your absolutely right! Tanaka is a total babe!

9 Madame Red

She and May rin are my favorite females in black butler

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.

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

He is creepy! I love creepy!
But I hope he will some how comeback...
Or someone like him.

I like this character because it's the fact he makes dolls and he's cool.

I don t know why I love him

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!

12 Doll/Freckles

I cry when she dead

I wanna see her again in the manga

Ciel girl right

I want kill ciel for her

13 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!

14 Claude Faustus

He's simply one hell of a Sebby chan rip off

I love him so

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?

15 William T. Spears

His voice in dub is pure bliss

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.

16 Ronald Knox

From the lawnmower, finally a creative weapon, to his personality, not to mention his smexy looks, he should be higher on this list, by a lot.

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

He has the best Death Scythe

The lawnmower is perfect

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?

Soma is one of the most caring and sweet black butler characters. He isn’t like many in the series and is what you can consider to be a good hearted character. He had to malicious intentions, he simply wanted what was best for Ciel. Also can we talk about agni? Soma cares for Agni so much that it is quite adorable and heartfelt

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.


18 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

19 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.

20 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 so gentle and pure. like a delicate souvenir made of fragile, thin glass which would break inside your palm if you grip it too strongly.

He's awesome!

21 Elizabeth Midford Elizabeth Midford

I love Lizzy I really don't like how people think she is to overpowering shes not she is just really happy and really bubbly and she cares for her fiance Ceil Everyone hates her but she cries because she doesn't want anyone to hate he. No matter what yall say I will always love Elizabeth she just wants Ceil to be happy again.

Shes a badass in the black butler book of atlantic

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

She wants to make Ciel smile again like when they were kids~

22 Snake

Snake is such a little cinimin bun (like doll/freckles) he deserves to be higher and I hate how Ciel lies to him about the other members being alive, but I guess there would be no more Snake if Ciel didn't lie. Lets not forget how much Snake cared for the other members and I know its not a very popular ship but in my opinion Snake x Joker is my favorite ship in the series.

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


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23 Sieglinde Sullivan

Best girl, should be so much higher.

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

Who the heck is she? - Alois

Sieglinde is so cute! I just love her!

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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 Charles Grey

Please put him back in the Akuma Six

Why is there no love for this sadistic little angel?

He is the best of all

Why is he all the way down here? The man is hilarious, and not to mention good looking if you care about that. He might not have as much depth as some of the others but he’s such a scene stealer there’s not much not to like!

28 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.


29 Gregory Violet

Who is this

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

He’s cute lol

30 Eren's Mom


Excuse me, but no - Galaxii

Long live the qeen

Yes, praise her

31 Agni

He should be with Soma!

32 Vincent Phantomhive
33 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?

34 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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35 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. 😂

36 Abberline

Abberline was the best character ever! I hated when Lau killed him while he was saving Ciel, but I still love Lau!

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

He's ok

37 Jumbo
38 Alexa Phantomhive
39 Lawrence Bluewer

Has so dreamy

40 Soma Asman Kadar
41 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

42 Edgar Redmond

He’s so hot! And gorgeous,

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