Shion became a Black Rose
|Previous Affiliation||The Scientist|
|Status||Alive / Dead|
|Manga Debut||Sprout I: Prologue of Prologue|
Black Roses (ブラックローズ - Burakkurōzu) are the failed creations of a mad scientist who were abandoned by him five years prior to the current plot. After the scientist created the rumored Crimson Rose he spent all of his attention on her leaving them fatherless and bitter. When the mad scientist disappeared, the remaining researchers locked the Black and Jet Roses up, out of fear and unsure what to do with them, also turning their attention towards the Crimson Rose and making her their new target of research. Over time, both Black and Jet Roses have been planning their infiltration into the Red Rose in hopes of acquiring Claudia's Premier Rose Seed so that they may save their comrades from The Black Spot illness.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Enhanced Durability and Strength - Black Roses have stronger bodies than those of humans able to
- Vines - Black Roses have a seemingly unlimited supply of thorn covered vines at their disposal which can ensnare and pin down enemies.
- Life Leeching - In order to survive, Black Roses much leech the life of humans through the use of their vines so as to appease their their Premier Rose Seed, otherwise they will suffer horrible pain and possibly even die leaving behind withered husks.
- Poison - They are able to produce a poison which turns all those who come into contact with it into The Infected; mindless, grotesque former humans who indiscriminately attack at will.
Some of Black Roses and it allies also shares many similarities with Baskerville Clan's members, such as:
- Victoria, who poses as Gerhardt's secretary, bears resemblances of appearances and personality trait with Lottie.
- Fang's character model also seems to have been inspired by an unnamed male Black Roses who seen in Shion's flashback.
|Characters||Claudia • Xeno • Shion Liddell • Wilhelm • Ruskin • Les • Robin Wingfield • Melissa • Gerhardt Bathler • Baines • Victoria • The Scientist|
|Chapters||Prologue of Prologue • Whisper of Thorn • Invitation to a Nightmare • His Eaten Mind • A Jet Rose's Ridicule • Epilogue of Prologue|
|Terminology||Premier Rose • Death Scythe • Thorn • The Infected • Premier Rose Seed • Black Roses • Jet Roses • The Black Spot • Crimson Rose|