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Capella
カペラ Kapera
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Capella, as he appears in the manga.
Aliases None
Characteristics
Species Human
Nationality District 4
Gender Male
Age 5
Birthday Unknown
Height Estimated 121cm
Weight Unknown
Personal status
Status Alive
Relatives Rutia (mother)
Unnamed father
Professional status
Occupation None
Affiliation Almarz Residence
Appearances
Manga Kapitel 25
Anime NA
Voices
Japanese Ogura Yui (Hausen House drama CD)
This article is about the character. For the manga chapter, see Kapitel 57

Capella is a child who was sold into slavery by his mother. He was rescued by Teito and Frau as they fled the Barsburg Church, and joined them on their journey to the Land of Seele after they assumed he was an orphan and took him in.

Capella gained the ability to use the healing style of Zaiphon after being told by Teito that they were going to District 4 in search of his mother. He later finds he has the power of both attacking Zaiphon and healing Zaiphon, to which Frau comments on its rarity.

EtymologyEdit

Capella is the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, and eleventh brightest star in the night sky. The name comes from the Latin: Capra and means "small goat".

In music, his name means 'Church style'. When someone sings a capella, that means they are not backed by instruments.

AppearanceEdit

Physical appearanceEdit

Capella appears as a child of 5 years old. He is very small, being estimated to be around 4 foot, and has a very slight and skinny build.

His face is very round with chubby cheeks and he has very large blue eyes under thick eyebrows, a small nose, and a large mouth. Capella has neck length, straight hair that is thick and messy and spiked up with the fringe falling past his eyes. Official art shows that his hair is a light ginger. Official art also shows that his mother's hair is the same colour, meaning that he presumably inherited his hair colour from her.

Following his mother selling him into slavery, Capella was branded with the mark of a Sklave on his lower back.[1]

ClothingEdit

When he first appears he is wearing nothing but the plain, thin nightgown commonly worn by sklaves. His hands were chained and he wore a sklave collar. Teito soon broke the chains- though the cuffs remained, and gave him his thick, purple coat with a high neck guard to hide the sklave collar.

When temporarily employed at Madame's Tavern, Capella wore a typical butler attire: consisting of a white, long sleeved shirt, black waistcoat and a black bow-tie, black trousers and a black apron. He also wore white socks and black shoes.

While in Baltos, Teito bought Capella a pair of orange mittens which were decorated with four-petalled flowers.

PersonalityEdit

Being very young, Capella has a very childish personality. He is happy most of the time and usually very cheerful, but due to his young age he is easily overwhelmed and cries when frightened. Capella is easily amused by trivial things and enjoys playing games. He quickly becomes attached to the people around him.

Despite his usually cheerful nature, he can become violent when he feels that his loved ones are being threatened, as shown when he attacked Nyx for trying to kill Rutia, though he quickly stopped when Teito chided him. Capella also demonstrates extreme bravery in dangerous situations, and will not hesitate to confront opponents much larger and more powerful than himself,[2] especially when his loved ones are in danger.  Despite his youth, he also recovers quickly from situations where his life is in danger.[3]

He has rather high spiritual resilience. [4]

RelationshipsEdit

Teito KleinEdit

I'm going to be like Teito nii-chan!

—Capella, expressing his admiration for Teito.[5]

Capella looks up to Teito and sees him as an older brother, using 'nii-chan' to address him. Frau says that Capella looks up to Teito as if he were the sun or 'his god', and Capella expresses that he wants to be like Teito when he grows up. Capella is thrilled with any and all gifts Teito gives him, and expressed a desire to spend his own money on Teito instead of himself.[6] The two have been shown to care deeply for each other, and both cried when Teito had to leave to continue his journey.

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Rutia and Capella reunite.

FrauEdit

Capella likes Frau because Frau treats him well and plays with him.


RutiaEdit

Capella and his mother are close. Capella has used his healing Zaiphon to heal her eyes, and felt very sad when she seemed to have abandoned him. Rutia could not bring herself to abort Capella despite receiving no financial support from his father, and was desperate enough for Capella to at least have food to eat to sell him into slavery. When they were reunited, they were overjoyed to be able to be with each other again.


NyxEdit

Capella apparently dislikes Nyx, and once attacked Nyx so fiercely that Nyx believed Capella was trying to kill him.

Abilities and AttributesEdit

Capella has been shown to be able to use both a healing zaiphon and attack zaiphon, which is very rare in the series universe.

ZaiphonEdit

Attacking Zaiphon: Capella is able to use an attacking Zaiphon but complains that it is too 'fluffy' and that it will not hurt anyone. Despite this, Frau comments on how powerful his attack zaiphon was for his age. Capella expressed a wish to continue training in order to make his attack Zaiphon stronger, but Teito convinced him to ignore his attacking and focus on his healing.

Healing Zaiphon: Capella also has a healing Zaiphon. He was able to fully heal his mother's eyes without showing much effort, also showing his promise in medical zaiphon.

HistoryEdit

Capella was born to a poor young woman, Rutia, and an unknown father. Capella's father was a gambler, and when he died, Capella and his mother were left with large financial debts. Capella would often help his mother cook and peel the potatoes- which he grew very skilled at, as it made his mother happy.

Every day, scary people came to take money and mummy would cry.

—Capella, Kapitel 35.

At first, Rutia and Capella managed to remain relatively well-fed by working on embroidery, but Rutia was eventually afflicted with an eye disease, so she turned to prostitution to cover their expenses. But this failed to make ends meet and they were gradually running out of food.

SlaveryEdit

My family didn't have money and my mama sold me.

—Capella, telling Teito and Frau his past.[7]

Due to their lack of money, Capella and his mother often went hungry until Capella's mother decided she would rather sell her son into slavery than see him starve to death- reasoning that a Sklave would get fed. His mother bought a cake for their last day together, the first time Capella had had cake since he was born,[8] and let Capella eat all of it. She waited till Capella had fallen asleep, then put him on a slave barge.

AppearancesEdit


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Manga SynopsisEdit

Barsburg Church ArcEdit

Teito's escape from the ChurchEdit

Capella is first seen as Teito Klein and Frau flee the Barsburg Church whilst being pursued by soldiers of the Barsburg Armed Forces who are seeking the vessel for the Eye of Mikhail.

He is shown in one of the back-alleys in District 7, where he is being whipped by slave trader Carl. This infuriates Teito, and he (Teito) attacks Carl and steals Capella, destroying Carl's cart in the process. Teito and Frau believe him to be an orphan so they take him in, and he travels with them to the port of Ria.

RiaEdit

Once they reach Ria, Frau attempts to buy some supplies for their journey but is shocked when they refuse entry to Capella on account of him being an un-bought sklave. Teito Klein angrily breaks the chains Capella wears, but Frau drags them away.

This is... The first time... So nice... To me...

—Capella, in tears after Teito gives him his coat.[9]

Capella apologises profusely for, what he sees as, stopping them from entering the store. Teito calms him and gives him his coat, and Capella refers to Teito as "master". Teito corrects him, and Frau tells Capella he is free. Capella explains that his mother sold him into slavery as they were in poverty and, having no where to go, asks if he can travel with them- something Teito and Frau agree to. The trio are then confronted by Carl, who is angry at the theft of his sklave and damage of his cart.

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Capella with Frau and Teito, who have incapacitated Carl's men.

Carl addresses Frau, whilst standing on a box so he is able to look him in the eye, and demands he repay him for the destruction of his cart. One of his men notices Teito's green eyes (rare, so slaves that possess them are expensive), and Carl says he will ignore the debt Frau owes him if Teito agrees to become a sklave he can sell. His men see Teito's tattoo and recognise him as a battle sklave, and Teito and Frau then proceed to beat Carl's men into submission.

Carl relents and extends an offer of friendship: agreeing to give Capella to Teito and Frau, and offering to give them a ride past the guards to District 6: since Carl is a military-recognised slave trader he doesn't need identification papers to cross Districts.

Teito asks Capella if he wishes to join them, and Capella marches on ahead to Carl's cart.

Escape from CarlEdit

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Frau, Teito and Capella escape.

Capella falls asleep in the cart with Burupya.

As they near District 6, Carl slips a gas bomb, containing a sleeping gas, in the back of his cart. Upon arrival, Carl opens the back doors, expecting to find those inside sleeping, but Teito, Frau and Capella suddenly bolt on a Hawkzile that was inside with them: the sleeping gas having no effect as Burupya had eaten the bomb. Carl and his subordinates watch them get away, and Carl angrily shouts that this was part of the plan.

Hausen House ArcEdit

Arrival at the Hausen HouseEdit

Frau, Teito Klein, Capella and Burupya arrive at the Hausen House of District 6. When Capella, who had been sleeping the entire journey, wakes up, the three go to the small church attached to the House of God to submit their report. Teito volunteers to go alone, and Frau and Capella leave.

Frau takes Capella to a brothel where he is spoilt by the women there, much to Frau's annoyance as the women ignore him (Frau) but hug and give sweets to Capella.[10]

Leaving the Hausen HouseEdit

At some point, Capella is recovered by Frau and the pair arrive at the Hausen House in time to witness the confrontation between Teito Klein, Seilan and the Imperial Guard, who threaten to arrest Teito for 'exposing the crimes of the Hausen House'. They are prevented from doing so by Frau, who beats the guards into submission and they (the guard) let them pass. The group recover their Hawkzile, and continue on their journey.

Raggs Castle ArcEdit

Journey to District 5Edit

The group continue on their journey to District 5 to find the next House of God, the Krat House. Feeling hungry, Capella excitedly asks for candied apples for lunch, but Frau jokes that Capella will be as short as Teito Klein if he doesn't eat real food. Teito purposes they eat Bear, and turns his attention to the large bear chasing them. Frau approves, and Teito uses his Zaiphon to kill it.

Nii-chan! The thing you used to beat that bear was amazing! What is it?

—Capella, impressed by Teito's Zaiphon.[11]


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Capella, learning how to conjure a Zaiphon.

The group sit by the fire and eat, and Frau informs the others they will travel by the Mountain Road, as it will discourage pursuers from the military. Capella- who was impressed by Teito's Zaiphon, asks Teito to teach him how to properly use his. Teito shows Capella the different emotions, and suggests Capella practice the 'bad' ones as they are easier to conjure. As Capella practices, they are suddenly interrupted by a dog barking. They follow the sound and are lead to a dog chained to a gravestone- but Capella cannot hear or see it, as the dog is actually dead. Frau frees its spirit, but Teito then has a vision of his past and faints. They then find a Tavern to stay in for the night.

The city of BaltosEdit

With you guys... I'll get stronger... Is it alright to stay with you?

—Capella, Kapitel 35

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Teito and Capella watch the ball.

After Frau had volunteered to work at the Tavern to pay for the food and rest they were being given, Capella and Teito Klein also offer to work. The owner of the tavern, Madame, agrees and Capella is sent to peel potatoes, something he is very good at due to him helping his mother cook. Capella then recounts the story of how his mother sold him into slavery- prompting Frau to ask Capella if he wants to see his mother. Though Capella says he doesn't, Teito suspects this is not true.

Capella begins to cry, but is spotted by some hostesses who try to cheer him up by giving him cakes and biscuits to eat. Later that night Teito and Capella watch the plaza ball, and Frau frees Marie's soul.

AftermathEdit

No! Hate baths!

—Capella, refusing to take a bath.[12]

Later that same evening, Teito Klein tries to get Capella to take a bath- but Capella runs from him as he doesn't like baths. Frau catches him, and he and Teito try to convince Capella to take a bath. Madame interrupts them, and gives Capella some clean clothes, and Capella goes with Teito to get changed.

Leaving for Dals and the one-winged KorEdit

Capella, Frau, and Teito Klein leave for Dals in the 5th District, with Carl watching them. Frau informs them that he will send in his report to the Barsburg Church, but Teito runs off with Capella- telling Frau he has something he needs to do.

They go to the Baltos market place, and Teito spots a pair of orange mittens and buys them for Capella. Capella approves of the gift, and asks Teito if he (Capella) can use the money Madame gave him (Capella) for his hard work to buy something for Teito. Teito tells Capella he should spend his money on himself, but they are suddenly confronted by a mysterious figure,[13] who reaches out for them. Teito lashes out: punching the man in the face and breaking his neck. As the surrounding civilians rush to the man's help, the soldier snaps his neck back into place, and sprouts a single Kor wing. Ayanami reveals himself to be controlling the soldier.

Teito drags Capella and Burupya to safety, and engages his pursuer. However, the soldier launches an attack at Capella, and Teito just manages to save him, but is hurt in the process. With his arm now injured, Teito barely escapes as the soldier then destroys a large portion of the bridge they stand on.

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Frau, killing the soldier.

Don't make fun of Teito nii-chan!

—Capella, screaming at Ayanami.[14]


Ayanami mocks Teito, prompting Capella to shout at him, but the soldier apprehends Teito and Ayanami tries to read his sealed memories. The attempt fails due to a seal left by Vertrag, and attempting to open it destroys the soldier's arm. Before the soldier can react, Frau appears behind him and stabs him through the abdomen with his scythe. As the one-winged Kor dies, he bids teito and Frau a final warning: that the only one who will obtain Pandora's Box is Ayanami.

Teito begins to panic- which frightens Capella, but Frau quickly carries them all to safety.

DalsEdit

Frau carries Capella and an injured Teito Klein to Dals. After a doctor bandages Teito's arm, Capella falls asleep, and has to be carried by Frau as he and Teito wander the streets of Dals.

He wakes up when Frau takes him onboard Carl's ship, and he practices more of his Zaiphon with Teito. He looks on and cheers when Teito flies and lands the ship safely in District 5.

After flying off in Carl's ship, he is so happy to learn that they are looking for his mother that he manages to use his healing zaiphon for the first time. They crash-land after their Hawkzile crashes due to it being overloaded and they spend the night with Yukinami and Suzinami in a small hotel room. When he woke up, he appeared to be alarmed at Teito's absence and very upset when he couldn't be found. He promises to improve his zaiphon until he could heal and help Teito like Ouka.
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Teito and Frau leave Capella with his mother.

When he is reunited with his mother, a plot is uncovered, meaning that his mother was in danger. This enraged Capella so much, that he was able to use his attacking zaiphon for the first time against Nyx. However, things got out of hand until Teito arrived and made Capella promise to not use his attacking zaiphon again. 

The next day, Teito and Frau leave Capella and continue on their travels.

TriviaEdit

  • He is the only person shown in the series able to use two types of Zaiphon.
  • His father has never been shown, and he (Capella) seems to have no memories of him.
  • Whether Capella inherited his eye colour from Rutia or his father remains unknown.
  • Zaiphon can be inherited, but Rutia has never been shown using Zaiphon. This could mean that Capella inherited Zaiphon from his father.
  • While his official hair colour is orange, fanart often depicts him with blonde hair.
  • He dislikes baths.[15] The reason is unknown.
  • He likes the colour orange.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. It can be seen in Kapitel 36, when Capella is dressed only in a towel.
  2. In Kapitel 38, Ayanami (possessing a soldier that now has one Kor wing) insults Teito, and Capella screams: "don't make fun of Teito nii-chan!" at Ayanami.
  3. In Kapitel 38, Capella is almost killed by the Kor soldier, but after this does not show any signs of lasting mental damage.
  4. He was not frightened when Frau and Teito spoke to the ghost of the Graveyard Dog, and recovered quickly after seeing a One-winged Kor for the first time.
  5. Kapitel 39
  6. Kapitel 37.
  7. Kapitel 27.
  8. In Kapitel 35 Capella says: "On the last day, we bought cake since the first time I was born".
  9. Kapitel 27.
  10. Kapitel 30
  11. Kapitel 34
  12. Kapitel 36
  13. Kapitel 37
  14. Kapitel 38.
  15. Kapitel 36
  16. Kapitel 37.


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