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Introduction
This article is about the character Echo. You may be looking for the chapter 'Echo of Noise' or the chapter 'Noise of Echo'.
It's just Echo.

—Echo dislikes it when others call her "Echo-chan."

Echo
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Echo
Name Echo
Kanji エコー
Romaji Ekõ
Characteristics
Race Chain
Birthday June 11th
Age 16
Gender Female Female
Height 160 cm
Eyes Grey
Hair White
Blood Type AB
Professional Status
Previous Affiliation Nightray Dukedom
Baskerville Clan
Occupation Valet
Previous Partner Vincent Nightray (Master)
Personal Status
Status Deceased
Contractor
Previous Noise (Through Duldee)
First Appearance
Manga Debut Retrace IX: Question
Anime Debut Pandora Hearts Episode 8: Question
Voices
Japanese Voice Ryō Hirohashi

Echo (エコー, Ekõ) was the most recent incarnation of a special type of Duldum called "The Echoes", created as a split personality within Noise from an extension of Duldee’s power in order to shelter Noise’s heart from the power of the Abyss that it could not withstand. Even though Echo attempted to put Noise’s mind to sleep as her predecessors had done, Noise’s heart continued to crack gradually, causing Noise’s to lose herself piece by piece. While Noise filled the emptiness in her heart with imitations of those closest to her, Echo did as her predecessors had done and took in the pieces of Noise’s heart that she’d lost, intent on returning them to Noise when she could do so.

After 16 years had passed since her creation, Echo still acted as an empty doll rather than as a mirror of Duldee specifically because of the pieces of Noise’s heart she possessed. However, after encounter Oz, his sympathy and care toward Echo helped provoke change within Echo that started a development of an individual will of her own. Since then, Echo had acted as her own person and made decisions of her own based on what she believed was right. Unfortunately, with influence on Noise having taken full effect, Noise pushed Echo aside so that she could attain what she believed she wanted most. With this, failure ensued, which prompted Noise’s heart to crack further; almost to the point of complete destruction. As Duldee attempted to push Noise over the edge, Echo stood for what she believed was right, even though she herself was on the brink of death. Even so, Echo defeated Duldee and restored Noise’s heart, only to result in her and Noise's subsequent deaths as a result of the damage done to Noise's body.

Description

Appearance

Echo's appearance mirrors that of Noise's. As such, Echo is shown to have a more pale complexion than other characters, as well as white hair that is mostly cut at jaw-length, with segments of her hair being purposefully cut longer; such as the side strands (reaching down to Echo's shoulders) and bangs (falling in light waves over the top half of her face). Echo also has pale gray eyes, however, unlike Noise, when Echo is in possession of the body the eyes appear empty and almost soulless.

Echo wears a short blue dress with a white collar and front, bell-shaped sleeves that longer in length and end with a ruffled frill-like fabric, eight blue buttons and silver outlining throughout the blue fabric of the dress. In actuality, Echo's dress is not stitched together with the sleeves, instead the two are attached via silver threads wrapped around silver buttons that have been inlaid into the blue fabric of the dress and sleeves. Underneath, Echo has been shown to wear a thin dress-shirt with a ruffled design along the center at the front.As well, Echo wears a short black sailor's tie that has a thin white 'V' towards its base, that is held in place with a blue button that matches those on the front of Echo's dress. Finally, Echo wears knee-length white boots that have the fabric at the top folded and held in place using blue buttons (matching those on Echo's dress) decorated with pale blue bows.

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Personality

Echo's overall persona had originally seemed to be emotionless, only capable of taking orders exactly as she's meant to and only ever speaking in her monotone vocal range - ironically fitting with Noise's connection to marionettes. Echo didn't seem to have any individuality to set her apart from an empty doll, however as time has passed Echo has proved this initial impression wrong, making it apparent that Echo simply has difficulty expressing herself; which is supported by Echo's built up complaints about Vincent.

Echo has shown that her loyalty is absolute, but she has also shown that she believes in fairness; as she displayed when she saved an antidote for Sharon Rainsworth after Vincent poisoned her. Echo had also shown her individual sense of fairness when she defied Vincent in order to warn Gilbert Nightray and Elliot Nightray that Xerxes Break was fighting the Baskervilles alone at the second Coming of Age Ceremony. Echo shows a sense of care time and time again for those who are close to her, being very concerned for Oz numerous times throughout the series, possibly indicating Echo's feelings for Oz may also developed a little deeper and further proving her independence from Vincent. Unfortunately, when Echo is with Noise, she appears to be vulnerable and scared. Echo allows Noise to antagonize her to the point where she thinks that she's no more than an 'Echo of Noise' and thus leading Echo to having difficulty making decisions on her own.

Echo's preferred weapon is twin blue-bladed short-swords, which she keeps concealed in the sleeves of her dress. Echo also appears to be ambidextrous, able to wield her short-swords equally as skillful with both hands.

Abilities and Powers

  • Hand-to-hand Combat: Echo is very skillful when fighting with her hands, using her acrobatic abilities to her advantage. Despite this, Echo doesn't often fight unless she's using her twin short-swords, using them to easily outmaneuver her opponent.
  • Hyper Endurance: Echo is not only acrobatic in battle, but is also capable of running long distances without tiring, jumping at high altitudes and continuing to battle despite injuries she receives.
  • Healing: As Echo shares her body with Noise, Echo is capable of healing her wounds over time, her wounds healing sooner than most other Baskervilles' wounds due to her younger age. Unlike her fellow Baskervilles though, Echo and Noise are able to switch places within their subconsciousness, allowing one to heal while the other remains active.

Quotes

  • "Echo is a servant of the Nightray house."
  • "It is just 'Echo'." (to Oz, whenever he calls her Echo-chan)
  • "Echo needs to record everything, that is seen by these eyes."
  • "Even if I'm to be tortured, to be mistreated, to be humiliated, Echo doesn't have the right to fight against it."
  • (to Oz) "Today........ I'm really, very, grateful towards you..."
  • (to Alice) "Oz,Oz,Oz. Can't you think of anything else to say? You sound just like Gilbert Nightray!"
  • (to Oz) "Oz-sama... are you all right? - I knew it. You're not all right! I know you're not!"
  • (to Oz) "That's not true. You and Jack are not the same person. Well that's... I don't know..."
  • "Why are you saying such terrible things? Why are you... of all people... saying.. something... like that? (to Oz)

Appearances

(*) - Denotes that the character did not appear physically, but as a part of another character's memories.

Trivia

  • Echo's zodiac sign is Gemini.
  • Echo refers to herself in third-person.
  • Most of the Baskervilles refer to Echo as "Zwei", meaning "Two", because of her joint existence with Noise.
  • The inspiration for Echo (namely her constant fight for dominance with Noise) comes from either Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum from "Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There".
  • She resembles Les from Jun Mochizuki's "Crimson Shell".

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