|This article is about Lord Ruthven's Bourreau. You may be looking for Chapter 3 of The Case Study of Vanitas, The Hellfire Witch.|
|Base of Operations||Paris|
|Alias||The Hellfire Witch|
|Manga Debut||Memoire 1: Vanitas|
Jeanne, sometimes identified as the Hellfire Witch, is a Vampire from Jun Mochizuki's The Case Study of Vanitas who acts as the Chevalier to Luca - a young Vampire of noble birth seeking to aid his Curse-Bearing elder brother. In order to take on this role, Jeanne left her former life as a Bourreau working under Lord Ruthven, a task which has proven to be difficult for her. Recently, Jeanne and Luca arrived in Paris in search of Vanitas, knowing that he holds The Book of Vanitas. Together they track Vanitas' movements through Paris with the intent of receiving The Book of Vanitas from him, being of the mind that if the grimoire is destroyed then all Curse Bearing Vampires would be set free from their affliction. When their attempt to reason with Vanitas proves unsuccessful, Jeanne reveals her true nature as Lord Ruthven's Bourreau and attacks Vanitas and Noé with her Crimson Gauntlet, Carpe Diem. Ultimately however, Jeanne and Luca allow Vanitas and Noé to escape, as Luca strives to prevent Jeanne from killing again.
During the battle between human and vampires, the Hellfire Witch was depicted with long flowing hair and a slender body. She was described by Vanitas of the Blue Moon as a young warrior maiden with such beauty that it made him shudder.
In recent times, her hair has been cut short above her chin to cover her ears. She has striking yellow eyes and full lips.
Jeanne is fiercely protective of Luca and gives off an air of rigidity and power while conducting her duty as his chevalier; however, she is prone to frantic outbursts, especially when in the presence of Vanitas, whom she dislikes. Due to her past as a bourreau, she is unused to having kindness directed towards her, and as a result, easily becomes flustered when she receives it.
Jeanne was the Bourreau of Lord Ruthven during the battle between humans and vampires. With Carpe Diem, she mercilessly raced over the battlefields, slaughtering her own kind. Afterwards, she was put into an induced slumber and become Luca's chevalier.
Powers and Abilities Edit
- Enhanced speed, strength and endurance
- Carpe Diem
(*) - Denotes that the character did not appear physically, but as a part of another character's memories.