Best Black Butler Characters


The Top Ten

1 Sebastian Michaelis Sebastian Michaelis

Can I get some cake?

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

Let's just say, he's better than Marvel Superheroes... He can probably save the world in a second unlike.. DC and Avengers, and he's very very Loyal, yet emotionless, yet somewhat charming. Why can't he be everyone's butler and not just Ciel's?..I am not Jealous, I promise. Demon and all you'd probably wanna throw Holy Water on him at times, but he's handsome, and everything and ya.

Sebastian is just so dam amazing I just have the biggest crush on him I love him so dam much and I would do anything for him and I just love him so dam much he is just my bae and I just love him more then the world and he is just so damn handsome and cute and smart loving and caring like he is just so amazing so he deserves to be in first love you Sebastian Michaelis

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2 Ciel Phantomhive Ciel Phantomhive

My favorite character! Before Lizzy I think he is funny and adorable

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!

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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

When it comes to attraction to sebby, grell is me 100%

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 so funny, but also an incredibly badass (somewhat inefficient) reaper. I love her character design, her roles, and her personality! *mwah*

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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!

Strong almost killed Sebastian

He’s just an amazing character his personality and his mysteriousness is very intriguing

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!

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5 Alois Trancy Alois Trancy

I love alios, I cosplay him and honestly, I feel I have the most emotional connection with him and grell than any other characters

He's my favorite charater

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?

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6 Finnian

Finny is precious :3

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

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

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

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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!

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

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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 Newcomers

? Edgar Redmond

He’s so hot! And gorgeous,

The Contenders

11 Drossel Keinz

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!

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 Doll/Freckles

I wanna see her again in the manga

I cry when she dead

Ciel girl right

I want kill ciel for her

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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

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.

Good, Claude can stay down here

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15 William T. Spears

His voice in dub is pure bliss

He is cool, calm, and collecting, not to mention extremely hot!

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.

Will is amazing! Why is he all the way down here?

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16 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

17 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.

18 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.


He's just sooo cute ^^

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19 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

Excuse me... He's so smexy. - SilicaFoxleaf

He has the best Death Scythe

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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 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!

22 Sieglinde Sullivan

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

Who the heck is she? - Alois

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

On Netflix, there was only the book of circus so I watched all the episodes. While watching it, I decided to look up the characters and soon found Elizabeth Midford whilst looking in Ciel’s Wikipedia. It described her as very loyal to Ciel, a good fighter and not-as-she-seems. She can be annoying for others, but she is a great character! Just watch her defending Ciel from the zombies!

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

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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 Eren's Mom

Excuse me, but no - Galaxii

Long live the qeen

Eren's mom x eren

Yes, praise her

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30 Gregory Violet

Who is this

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

He’s cute lol

31 Agni

He should be with Soma!

32 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?

33 Vincent Phantomhive
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 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

36 Jumbo
37 Alexa Phantomhive
38 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. 😂

39 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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40 Lawrence Bluewer

Has so dreamy

41 Soma Asman Kadar
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