Jun Mochizuki's The Case Study of Vanitas. While the goals of Charlatan are as of yet unclear, they are responsible for the creation of Curse-Bearers; having been actively involved in incidents involving Catherine, Louis de Sade, Amelia Ruth, Thomas Berneux, and multiple Curse-Bearers at Marquis Machina's bal masque. It seems as though Charlatan share the same ideals as Vanitas of the Blue Moon, actively distributing Malnomen through the alteration of a Vampire's true name - of similar function to the Curse of the Blue Moon - however whether or not they hold any allegiance to the Vampire of the Blue Moon remain as-of-yet unknown. Additionally, when Naenia is in pursuit of a Vampire, they find themselves lost in a thick fog, where they are confronted by the Parade of Charlatan, which is used to instill fear upon Naenia's victims and make them more vulnerable - however it is unknown whether the Parade of Charlatan is an illusion created by Naenia or simply composed of more members of Charlatan.Charlatan is an organization within
- Despite her integral role within Charlatan - Naenia does not appear to be its leader. Charlatan One reminded her of the time they'd been allotted, which they had succeeded, during the bal masque; suggesting that there is someone else with a position of power over her who is giving the orders.
- Given the way Charlatan One warned of Veronica de Sade and Machina catching on to them, it seems as though Charlatan has need to fear the two; however the reason for why this would be is left ambiguous.
|The Case Study of Vanitas|
|Characters||Vanitas • Noé Archiviste • Jeanne • Luca • Dominique de Sade • Dante • Johann • Riche • Parks Orlok • Nox • Manet • Amelia Ruth • Veronica de Sade • The Teacher • Marquis Machina • Lord Ruthven • Thomas Berneux • Naenia • Monsieur Spider • Plague Doctor • Louis de Sade • Murr • Chrysler • Fred • Fanny • Gilles • Mina • Catherine • Laurent Fortis • The Brother • Paracelsus • Moreau • Georges • Maria • No. 71 • No. 128 • The Queen|
|Terminology||Vampires • Dhampirs • The Book of Vanitas • Chasseurs • Charlatan • Malnomen • Children of Ill Omen • Astermite • The World Formula • The Babel Incident • Crimson Gauntlets • La Baleine • Mark of Possession • List of Noble Hierarchies • Bourreau|
|Locations||Averoigne • Paris • Galerie Vivienne • Hotel Chouchou • Altus|
|Timelines||Historical Timeline: The Case Study of Vanitas • Plot Timeline: The Case Study of Vanitas|