|Previous Partner||Jeanne (Chevalier)|
|Base of Operations||Altus|
|Manga Debut||Mémoire 11: Point of Departure|
Lord Ruthven is a Vampire Lord from Jun Mochizuki's The Case Study of Vanitas who serves The Queen as a member of the senate. Due to his position, Lord Ruthven has had prominence since the war between humanity and Vampires, during which he employed Jeanne as his Bourreau; equipping her with a Crimson Gauntlet and setting her against her own kind before placing her in an induced slumber. Since then, Jeanne has left Lord Ruthven's employ in favor of protecting his nephew, Luca. Lord Ruthven has also made a point of investigating Curse-Bearers, doing so by partnering with Moreau, in order to allow him to conduct gruesome experiments on those afflicted by various Malnomen, and Charlatan - with whom he organized an assassination attempt against Luca; though his reasoning for doing so is unknown.
Physically, Lord Ruthven appears as a young man in his late 20's or early 30's. Lord Ruthven has shoulder-length messy brown hair that vaguely resembles that of a lion's mane, accentuating his strong jaw with a sense of importance. His eyes appear closed and soft - though one of them is covered by a large black eye-patch over the right side of his face.
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(*) - Denotes that the character did not appear physically, but as a part of another character's memories.
- Lord Ruthven is likely a nod to the character of Lord Ruthven from The Vampyre, a short story from 1816 by Dr. John William Polidori, one of the first vampires of English literature.