| Wahrheit Tiashe Raggs|
ヴァールハイト・ティアシェ・ラグス Varuhaito Tiashe Ragusu
Teito Klein as he appears in the anime.
|Aliases||Teito Klein (Teito Kurain テイト・クライン)|
|Birthday||December 1st |
|Relatives||Barsburg Family, Klein Family, Antwort Family and Raggs Family|
|Occupation||Former slave, apprentice bishop and begleiter |
Prince and vessel
Teito Klein, born Wahrheit Tiashe Raggs, is the main protagonist of the anime and manga series 07-Ghost.
He is first introduced as an amnesiac and a former battle slave who was captured by the Barsburg Empire and was considered to be the military academy's star pupil. It is later revealed that he is a prince of Raggs. Teito is also related to the </span>Antwort Family through his father's union with </span>Vanessa Antwort. Through his mother and maternal grandparents, he can claim descent from the </span>Barsburg Family as well. </span>
Due to Teito's past experiences with people, he was slow to open up to those of the Church, despite their kindness and warm welcome. After witnessing the acts of the Bishops and observing the morals that those in the Church live by, he gradually began to trust them. Teito's feelings towards the people of the Church has had its problems, as he was quick to assume that the Church had been using him like the military had done when he overheard Castor and Labrador speaking about the Eye of Mikhail. After Frau spoke to him, Teito chose to believe and trust them.
Being the vessel of the Eye of Mikhail and Pandora's Box, Teito is under the direct protection of the Church.
Frau rescued Teito when he fell from his hawkzile, and took him back to the church. Despite the favour, they did not get along very well, and their first meeting (where Teito was awake) involved Teito attacking Frau twice. Teito distrusted Frau, and behaved aggressively towards him, partly brought on by Frau's intimidating appearance, loudness and perversion, but also due to his own experiences with people. Teito also did not have much respect for Frau as a Bishop, as he saw the magazines and how he behaved around women. His initial feelings for Frau were expanded on in the anime, where his distrust was more obvious and Teito saw Frau as an obstacle to his journey to save Mikage. Teito's annoyance with Frau was used by Castor to encourage Teito to train harder, in the form of Castor's Frau dolls.After the death of Mikage, Teito grows much closer to Frau. This could be because he had broken down in front of Frau so was not as worried about showing weakness to him, or because he trusted Frau as a result of him bringing him Mikage's reincarnation. Teito later extended the favour, helping Frau through Bastien's death and encouraging him to mourn properly. Teito's new-found trust was shown when he was reluctant to kill Bastien because he was important to Frau, despite Bastien trying to devour him.
Frau's imprisonment showed Teito's change in attitude. Despite earlier distrusting Frau, Teito not once doubted Frau's innocence, despite seeing him at the scene of the crime. Teito feels responsible for Frau, and he took it upon himself to free him from his cell in the Light dungeon, almost drowning in the process, and appeared distraught that he was unable to do anything. Despite Frau's warnings, Teito went out of his way to prove his innocence, and was willing to break Church rules to do this.
Due to a blood contract with the promise collar, Frau is Teito's "master," meaning Teito cannot be apart from Frau for more than 48 hours, or else the collar will explode and kill Teito. Due to this Frau is forced to visit Teito every day, and their bond grew stronger. Frau can be seen as quite possessive of Teito; on more than one occasion, he tells Teito not to leave him, and reacts with fear and anger whenever Teito wanders away.
|“||I only want to protect him. Why do I feel like I must protect him?||”|
—Teito, dwelling on his outlook on Frau.
As the series progresses, Teito and Frau form a strong bond of mutual affection and respect, protecting and deeply caring for each other, and Frau becomes the most important person to Teito. Their relationship could best be described as older brother/younger brother. Frau is also somewhat parental towards Teito and once humourously became Teito's "mother" in the side chapter Supreme Sugar 03. However, despite Teito caring for Frau the most, they will still argue and fight with each other, as Teito dislikes Frau's penchant for flirting and refers to Frau as a "perverted priest," and Frau expresses annoyance with Teito whenever Teito disobeys him. It is shown that Teito doesn't want to be a burden to Frau.
Frau is revealed to be a precious person of Teito's, as an apparition of Frau materializes deep within a brain-washed Teito's psyche to stop him from opening Pandora's Box. According to Dr. Nanase, only "something important or hateful in the heart" can appear within a person's psyche (chapter 79).
In chapter 92, it's revealed that Teito met a teen-aged Frau as a young child during the Raggs war.
Throughout the series, there are times when their relationship seems to be more than platonic, though this is left ambiguous and open to interpretation.
Castor has remained Teito's main source of knowledge for the rest of the series. This was especially obvious during the Bishop's apprentice exam, where Castor was responsible for Teito's coaching. Teito also thought enough of Castor to uphold his wish of the Kor remaining a secret, and didn't once question his motives for wanting it to be so.
Castor was protective of Teito, hitting Frau whenever he (Frau) appeared to be picking on or making fun of Teito. Later in the series, along with Frau and Labrador, he infiltrated the Hohburg Fortress in an attempt to rescue Teito.
Early on in the series, Teito appears to have held the most respect for Castor of the three main bishops, as when deciding to leave the Church, it was Castor whom Teito approached to thank, and told him he was leaving.
|“||Yeah, that's how Castor-san is.||”|
—Teito, after Hakuren comments on Castor helping them train.
Throughout the series, Teito has allowed Castor to influence him in some of his biggest decisions, and Castor was the one who convinced Teito to take the examination to enter the priesthood exam. Teito trusts Castor enough to know what is best for him, despite not always agreeing with his methods.
As Fest, Castor personally thanked Teito for freeing Lady Hausen's soul.
When Castor was human, he served Teito's paternal biological family, the Raggs royal family, as an assassin, and once prevented an assassination attempt on Teito's father's life.
Teito interacts with Labrador the least of the three Bishops. His first conversation with Labrador was when the latter gave him the Flower of Protection, saying it will help keep him safe. Despite knowing nothing of Labrador and the flower, Teito still believed him and offered to give the flower to Mikage.
When Teito broke down at Mikage's death, Teito felt comfortable enough around Labrador to reveal his feelings, despite normally keeping them to himself. When Labrador comforted him, telling him Mikage's feelings, and encouraging him to move on, Teito took his words to heart. Teito has been shown to respect Labrador, calling him "Labrador-san".
As Profe, Labrador also personally thanked Teito for revealing the sin of the Krat House of God.
|“||If this weren't a sanctuary, I'd definitely beat him up!||”|
—Teito, during his first meeting with Hakuren.
Teito first encountered Hakuren after Mikage's death, when Teito mistook him for Mikage. The pair disliked each other at first, with Hakuren's arrogance, rudeness and mean comments about Teito's height annoying him. This caused Teito to retaliate, which made things worse between them.Teito originally thought Hakuren every bit the Oak Shuri was, and exploited this fact to insult Hakuren's family name and question his appearance at the Church. Teito thought very little of Hakuren and called him a fox, expressing a desire to beat him up. Both Teito and Hakuren were appalled when they discovered that they were room-mates and partners for the exam.
However, this forced contact meant that the pair got to know each other better, and their relationship improved when Hakuren discovered Teito was a sklave and apologised. Teito's opinion of Hakuren changed after that, and he began to respect Hakuren more. However, although civil, they still treated each other with formal indifference. It was only after the incident with Bastien that Teito began to consider Hakuren a comrade, but because of Mikage, Teito was still reluctant to accept Hakuren's offer of friendship, despite caring for him enough to risk his life for him.
|“||If I'm going to become stronger to protect you. I want to become friends!||”|
—Teito, explaining himself to Hakuren.
Teito is offended when others insult Hakuren, as shown when he became annoyed at Wade and Kyle for insulting Hakuren during the Bishop's Apprentice Exam. When Ouka asked Hakuren about his friendship with Teito, Hakuren described Teito as 'obstinate, short-tempered, not to mention a crybaby...a very troublesome person overall' but added that Teito is his 'light', and said that after meeting Teito, his grudge against his father lessened. Hakuren often shows concern for Teito's health, and Frau once remarked that Hakuren sounds like a mother in a letter he (Hakuren) wrote to Teito. Hakuren occasionally teases Teito, though not as much or as often as Frau and Mikage.
Later in the series, Hakuren became worried when he found out that Teito had lost his memories. He did his best to encourage Teito through his temporary amnesia and help Teito recover his memories. On the Barsburg royal family's Head Attendant's recommendation, Hakuren and Teito also practised dancing together in preparation for Ouka's birthday ball.
Hakuren was one of the people who saw Teito off when Teito left for The Land of Seele.
Teito and Lance did not interact much throughout the series. Lance oversaw the Bishop's Apprentice Exam in which Teito and Hakuren took part, and as a bishop as well as one of the Seven Ghosts, Lance did his part to defend the Barsburg Church when the military invaded in an attempt to find the wielder of the Eye of Mikhail, and prevent them from recapturing Teito. The first time Teito and Lance met, Teito accidentally stepped on Lance's clergy pass, causing Lance to become annoyed with him, but Lance's annoyance seemed to abate after a while.
While Teito was still brainwashed and acting as Ayanami's Begleiter, Lance infiltrated the Hohburg Fortress in order to keep an eye on Teito and gather information on what the military was doing to him. A short while later, after being informed by Ea that Teito was at the Oak House during Wakaba Oak's funeral, he went there in an attempt to contact Teito, and was subsequently devoured by Verloren's reincarnation.
When Lance finally escaped Verloren's body, Teito and Lance were fairly happy to see each other.
Barsburg Armed ForcesEdit
Due to the multitude of wrongdoings committed against him, Teito has come to despise nearly all members of the military.
During Teito's years at the academy Mikage was Teito's best, and only, friend. Despite their greatly different personalities, Teito's pessimism and Mikage's optimism, often causing quarrels and fights, Teito considered Mikage his greatest treasure. Teito often became annoyed at Mikage's comments on his height and would hit him in retaliation, but also extended the same punishment to anyone else who insulted Mikage. Teito thought the world of Mikage, promising him that they will die together, and did his best to ensure Mikage's safety during his escape. Even when in the Church, Teito's thoughts were still with Mikage, and fear for Mikage's well-being caused a notable shift in Teito's personality. Teito became more emotional and desperate, and his happiness that Mikage found him temporarily clouded his judgement and normally suspicious nature. Teito had a lot of respect for Mikage, and felt comfortable and confident enough in Mikage to share his past as the Prince of Raggs with him.
|“||Now that Mikage has died, I no longer have the right to live.||”|
—Teito, dwelling on his role in Mikage's death.
Mikage's spirit has appeared to Teito on a few occasions, and Teito appears to be the only one who can see him on such occasions.
Even after Mikage's death, Teito still finds it hard to go on without his best friend. Mikage and Teito's friendship throughout the series is one of the main themes of the story. Before his body was taken over by Ayanami, Mikage told Teito that he loved him as much as he loves his own family, cherishing Teito like a brother, and that he couldn't hand Teito over to the military that wished to kill him.
In chapter 94, Kal reunites with Teito within Verloren's core, thanking Teito for helping Landkarte and telling Teito that he has to escape Pandora's Box. Before he ascends to heaven, Kal gently pats Teito's head and gives him a rare smile as a final farewell.
Teito has been under the chairman's care since he was a small child. More recently, Teito was formally adopted as Miroku's son. It is worth noting that, both being members of the Barsburg family, Teito and Miroku are related by blood, albeit distantly.
With the Black HawksEdit
Up until Kapitel 71, Teito had little to no contact with the rest of the Black Hawks. Despite the increased amount of time spent with them, he failed to warm to them, disliking their over-friendliness and strangeness. Despite their connection to Ayanami, Teito does not appear to hold that against them, and did not kill them when given the chance. The Black Hawks were all friendly towards Teito when he returned to the military, especially Konatsu, who was relieved that Teito's joining the Black Hawks would lessen his (Konatsu's) workload.
Teito and Shuri had a hostile relationship when they were students at the military academy prior to Teito's escape to the Barsburg Church, as Shuri looked down on Teito's being a former slave and Teito disliked Shuri for his arrogance and sarcasm. After Teito returned to the academy, when they found out that they were roommates, they immediately asked for a change in their room, but Konatsu Warren rejected it (manga chapter 72).
In manga chapter 77, it was revealed that Shuri and Mikage were childhood friends, and that Shuri was jealous that Mikage always stuck with and cared about Teito instead of him, which was one of the reasons why he verbally bullied Teito. Later, it was revealed that in fact Mikage's death also made Shuri feel sad, although he denied it when Teito said so. In manga chapter 75, Shuri and Teito's relationship improved somewhat when Shuri was crying heartbrokenly over his father's corpse, and Teito hit one of the soldiers who tried to drag him (Shuri) away.
Later in the series, their relationship has improved to the extent that they have a short, friendly chat at Ouka's birthday ball. Shuri still occasionally insults Teito, but without any malice, and Teito seems less easily offended by Shuri's insults.
Teito and Ouka get along well and seem to see each other as good friends. Teito has given Ouka a stuffed toy, which she still keeps with her. Their first meeting actually occurred ten years ago, during the Raggs War, but both of them forgot about it for many years, due to both of their memories having been wiped. They have been shown to deeply care for each other. When Teito was still suffering from memory loss, Ouka said to him that she wanted to help him regain his memories. Teito has also used the light of Mikhail to help Ouka remember that she is a clone of the original Ouka.
Both being members of the Barsburg family, Teito and Ouka are related by blood, though how closely is currently unknown. Teito was one of Ouka's fiance candidates at her Groom Choosing masquerade, replacing Granne Barsburg's son. However, the final manga chapter revealed that they did not become a couple.
On two separate occasions, Ouka used her healing Zaiphon to heal Teito.
Teito appeared to be very close to most of his blood relatives.
It seems quite likely that Teito and his father had a close relationship. Krom thanked Teito for being born, and Vanessa once said that Krom was reminded of Millea, the woman he truly loved, whenever he looked at Teito. In a flashback in chapter 84 of the manga, Krom was seen holding Teito in his arms and teaching him about the Eye of Mikhail. When Teito had to flee the Raggs royal home during the Raggs War, Krom was apparently sad at not being able to leave with his son.
It is known that Teito's mother was very ill when Teito was three or four years old. They reunited more than a decade later, long after the war that tore their Raggs kingdom apart. Another few years later, she is strongly implied to have given birth to his reincarnation.
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